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Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Elizabeth River, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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About Richard Batchelor, Sr.

ID: I12335

Name: *Richard Batchelor 1

Sex: M

Birth: 1643 in Buckinghamshire, England

Death: BEF 17 OCT 1682 in Elizabeth River, Norfolk County, Virginia

Note:

Richard Batchelor had a will proved Norfolk County, Virginia, VA WB-4/128.

His wife was Ann Bigg who married 2) James Fewox of Chowan County, North Carolina.

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Richard Bachelor of Lower Norfolk County in ye Southerne branch of Eliz.

River... Book 4, f.128, dtd 12 Mch. 1660-1, proved 17 Oct 1682 by Charles Shaw &

Biggs...eldest sone John Bachelor...sone Joseph...sone Richard...sone

Edward...Wife Ann... daughter Alice... daughter Edy...Charles Shaw... Mathew

Caswell...wife Ann Bachelor Extx...Wit: Francis Sayer, Thomas Bigg. By mk.,

Charles Shaw, by mke...s/Richard Bachelor & Seale [much abbreviated abstract}.

(McINTOSH, Brief Abstarct of Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills,

1637-1710, passim p.84)

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William Bachelor/Batchelor, Richard Berry and John Biggs were arrested and

punished in Buckinghamshire, England in 1648 for being Quakers. All appeared in

MD and VA colonies late that year. It's assumed that they either were deported

or fled for religious reasons.William named his son Richard (for his friend

Richard Berry) and Richard named his son William. Richard married daughter of

John Biggs - Ann Biggs.William arrived in VA on 12-21-1648 on the north side of

the Yorke River.Richard sailed from Bristol England on 8-27-1661 at

approximately 16 yrs of age. He had signed a contract as an indentured servant

to a William Dunning of VA. (a Batchelor researcher)

Father: William Batchelor

Marriage 1 *Ann Bigg b: BET 1644 AND 1647

Married: BEF 1670

Children

John Batchelor
Joseph Batchelor
Richard Batchelor , Jr.
Edward Batchelor
Edy Batchelor
*Edith Batchelor b: 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia

Sources:

Title: Personal Communication from John Brayton, Genealogist, Memphis, Tennessee, 14 June 2002

 

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Richard Bachelor of Lower Norfolk County in ye Southerne branch of Eliz. River... Book 4, f.128, dtd 12 Mch. 1660-1, proved 17 Oct 1682 by Charles Shaw & Biggs...eldest sone John Bachelor...sone Joseph...sone Richard...sone Edward...Wife Ann... daughter Alice... daughter Edy...Charles Shaw... Mathew Caswell...wife Ann Bachelor Extx...Wit: Francis Sayer, Thomas Bigg. By mk., Charles Shaw, by mke...s/Richard Bachelor & Seale [much abbreviated abstract}. (McINTOSH, Brief Abstarct of Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills, 1637-1710, passim p.84)

Richard Bachelor of Lower Norfolk County in ye Southerne branch of Eliz. River - dated 12 March 1680/1 - proved 17 Oct 1682 by Charles Shaw and Biggs ..to my Eldest Sone John Bacheler one hundred acres of Land...I now live on....my Divedend of four hundred acres....att his full age of twenty one years by my Exequetrix ...unto my Sone Joseph one hundred acres joyning..att his Respective age ...unto my Sone Richard one hundred ares of Land Joyning....att his Respective age ...to my son Edward one hundred acres of Land Joyning...att his Respective age ...wife Ann have free Liberty to live in ye mannor house____to her own use during her natural life... ...to my daughter Alice a Cow ...to my daughter Edy a Cow... ...to Charles Shaw one pell of Land Lying on ye north Side of ye Run----three hundred acres...part of my grand patent ...unto Mathew Caswell....three hundred acres of Land I Sould him frely from me my hyers &c... ...wife Ann Bachelor...Sole Exequetrix.... Witnesses: Francis Sayer, Thomas Bigg by mke, Charles Shaw, by mke Dep. of Jno. Ferebee aged 40 years or thereabouts...unto Mathew Caswell....300 acres of Land I sold him freely from me my heyres &c...Sworne to in Court 17 Oct 1682... Jno Ferebee (ABSTRACTS OF NORFOLK COUNTY WILLS Book 4 f. 128)

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"Bristol and America", a book which lists the names and places of origin of more than 10,000 servants to foreign planters who sailed from Bristol, England to Virginia, Maryland, and the West Indies, lists:"1654-63, Richard Bachelor, designation, Virginia; Thomas Bachellor, designation Virginia, and William Batchelor, designation, Nevis". An index to early Virginia wills mentions a 1682 will for Richard Bachelor of Norfolk.

The contract binding Richard Bachelor to four years of indentureship to a William Donning of VA in return for passage to America was registered in the port of Bristol, England, on August 27, 1661. Upon completion of indentureship in 1665, Richard Bachelor acquired 300 acres of land on Sept. 27, 1665, in Lower Norfolk County, VA. At the time of his death, Richard Bachelor owned 3000 acres of land in LWR. Norfolk Co. (The Batchelor Family, by Lyle K William)

15 Mar 1675/6 - Richard Bachelor, 700 acres in Lower Norfolk County, 300 acres part thereof being due unto the sd BACHELOR by severall assignmts out of patt for 1200 acres granted to Edward Browne & Richard Starnell bearing date of the 9 Mar 1678/9 and some 400 acres being the remaynder lying nere the head of Deepe Creek in the Southerne branch of Eliz: River in the Co. of lowere Norf: beginning att a mkd beech standing by a Run side and being a corner tree that xxxx his former land from the land of Edward Browne from thence runing SSW 30 (or 38) po then to a mkd beech soe continueing the said NW course 162 po further into a Swamp then NE 192 po then SE 168 po to a mkd pine soe continueing the sd SE course 200 po further to a mke pine then SW 100 po downe along by the white oak glade to a mkd gum hard by the Run side and by the Run side & his former land to the First station. Sd 400 acres being due for trans: of 8 psons: Sara Needham, Eliz: Needham, Jno: Thomas, 2 negroes, Margt: Needham, Fra: Harris, Mary Batten. ("Virginia Patente of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne and Warwick", from Patent Books covering the years of 1666-1679.)

Richard Bachelor's children, Richard Jr., Edward, and Edy, together with their mother Ann, and stepfather John Fewox/Faux, were among the first 7,000 people to move into the Tidelands of North Carolina in the late 1600's, settling in the area now known as "BATCHELOR'S BAY". By 1711, the population had approximately doubled and the Tuscarora Indians revolted and killed almost half of them and may have killed everyone but for the timely intervention of the South Carolina Militia. The Tuscarora ceased to exist as a tribe in North Carloina after the battles which ensued, ending about 1720. Absence of the Tuscarora as a menac left the mountainous inland portion of the state open for setlement and Richard's G-Grandsons, Samuel and Solomon (sons of Stephen) soon moved to the area now known as Nash and Franklin counties, respectively. (The Batchelor Family, by Lyle K William)

Richard Batchelor was approx 26 years of age in 1671 (William and Mary Quarterly - Vol 25 - #2 "Ages of Lower Norfolk County" by Charles F. McIntosh. Covers the years 1666 - 1675.)

EDWARD BATCHELDER and his wife PATHELIA, sold to Frank Johnson, 227 acres of land two miles back in the woods, back from Scuppernog River, adjoining Edward Phelp's land. (From a serialized abstract of conveyance compiled from the office of the Register of Deeds, for Chowan co, NC, included are early deeds for what later became parts of Berite, Hertford, Tyrell, Washington and Gates counties,)

Edward Batchelor Jr., who owned several ships and a store in Newbern, NC, brought in war goods from France and assisted in supplying the Continental Army. Others fought off Indian Allies of the British who attempted to enter the cumberland Gap from the West and thus cut the colonies in half. (The Batchelor Family, by Lyle K William)

William Manning, who lived on the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk co, VA, dated his will 20 Apr 1763. Thw will was probated at the Feb court in 1764, and names his wife Mary, sons Mikel, John, Matthias, and Moses, daughter Sarah Macay (might be Macy), and grandsons Willoughby Manning and William Batchellor.

The first Nash County deed in which Stephen Batchelor appears is July 1, 1777 deed in which he and wife MARGARET sold to John Warren all of Nash Co, 40 acres on the south side of the Great Sapony Swamp (Nash Co, Deed Book 1, p. 126)

BRASWELL, William, sale held by SOLOMON BATCHELOR exr., no date. Account current Feb Term 1805. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR, STEPHEN inventory by DANIEL BATCHELOR, exr., Nov 23, 1805. Another inventory was taken after the death of his widow, MARGET BATCHELOR, by his executor, May Term 1810. Account of sale, May Term 1810. Accounts current, Nov Term 1808 and Feb Term 1812. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR, WILLIAM inventory by Jesse Pridgen and Pridgen Manning exrs., Jan 8, 1805. Sale held by the trustees Dec 12, 1820. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR (BATCHELDOR), BARNABY (BARNA) inventory and sale by Roger Reese, admr. Dec 2, 1815. WILSON BATCHELOR, STEPHEN BATCHELOR, JOHN BATCHELOR, and CULLEN BATCHELOR bought. Account current, Dec 2, 1815. ELISHA BATCHELOR was a son. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR, JOSEPH, SR., sale by Richard Holland, admr., Sept 7, 1820. PHERABY BATCHELOR, SAMUEL McBATCHELOR, JOSEPH BATCHELOR, STEPHEN BATCHELOR, JOHN BATCHELOR, JAMES BATCHELOR, ISLEY BATCHELOR, and Richard Trigleth bought. Second sale held Nov 9, 1820. Account current, Feb Term 1823. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR, JAMES inventory by ANN BATCHELOR with Peter Arrington, admr., 1821. JAMES and ANN BATCHELOR inventory by W.W. Boddie, special admir., with the will annexed Sept 23, 1825, Nov Term 1826, included eight negroes. Sales were held Oct 11 and Nov 11, 1825 by W.W. Boddie, special admr., Nov Term 1826. Account current, Nov Term 1827 mentioned PHERIBA BATCHELOR, SAMUEL BATCHELOR, J.M. BATCHELOR, CULLEN BATCHELOR, and JO. BATCHELOR (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

Agreeable to a court order of Feb. Term 1821, the commissioners met on April 14, 1821 and allotted to Feby Batchelor, widow of Joseph Bathcelor, deceased, a one-third part of the lands, being 126 acres on Sikes Branch and Barrentines Branch, adjoining Mathews. Reg. Nov. 15, 1831 . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -14, #119, p.28)

Division of negroes of James Batchelor, deceased, by commissioners, May Term 1826. The eight negroes were drawn by eight heirs: 1. Leusy A. Batchelor 2. Joseph Batchelor 3. Willie Whitley, 4. Joel Mathews 5. Samuel Batchelor 6. Cullen Batchelor 7. Cherry Batchelor 8. Samuel Batchelor. The values and differences were given. Reg. May Term 1826. (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -14, #113, p.23)

BATCHELOR, SAMUEL inventory and sale by WRIGHT S. BATCHELOR, exr., Sept 6, 1827, Nov Term 1827. Account current, Feb term 1829. Residue divided among the heirs, to wit: JAMES BATCHELOR, JOHN BATCHELOR, WILLIAM BATCHELOR, WILLIS BATCHELOR, WILLIAM BATCHELOR (repeated), Edy Whitfield, and Eliza Glover. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

"Dr W R Bachelor, of Franklin Co, was born Nov 29, 1827, in Lawrence Co, TN, and is son of W R and Alice (Odom) Bachelor, natives of NC. The father was a farmer by occupation, and located upon a farm in Nash Co, after his marriage, whence he removed to TN in an early day, where he continued farming until his death, which occured in Hardin Co in 1858. He was the father of six children, four sons and two daughters, three of them of whom are living, viz.: Dr W R, William S, and Sarah, the latter now living with our subject. The mother died in 1848, having been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr W R Bachelor was reared and educated in Hardin Co, TN, and for several years in his early manhood engaged in teaching, during which time he was studying medicine. He began an active practice of the medical profession in Hardin Co, in 1859, where he remained until 1863, and then went to KY. In 1866, he returned to Hardin Co and was employed by the Government as physician in charge of the men engaged in building the National Cemetary at Pittsburg Landing. In 1870 he purchased and moved to his present fine farm of 250 acres in Franklin Co, Ark., which is well improved and stocked. In 1848 Dr Bachelor married SARAH TANKERSLEY, daughter of Roling Tankersley of Hardin Co, TN. To this union have been born nine children, viz.: Leander M, Dr James H, of Central City, John Y L, Wilson R Jr, Victor II, Nancy J, Alcie D wife of Dr S R Russell, Lulu, now Mrs William Harris, and Pauline G. Dr Bachelor is one of the leading Liberalists in Western Arkansas, and is the author of work on free thought, called "Fiat Flux." As a doctor, he is well and favorably known and has a good practice. Politically he is a Republican. Mrs Bachelor is a member of the Baptist Church.(NOTE: This biographical schetch was taken from some publication having to do with Franklin Co, AR, p1223, but title and author not known to this compiler.)(The Batchelor Family book by Lyle Williams, p334)

COOPER, Elizabeth inventory by SOLOMON BATCHELOR, SR., admr., Dec 13, 1830 Nov Term 1830, consisted of one negro and a judgement against L.B. Upchurch. Sale held Dec 13, 1830. Account current Feb Term 1831. According to the will, SOLOMON BATCHELOR was entitled to $20.00 and the remainer was paid to the heirs of Isham Cooper, dec'd. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

John Lewis received $40.27 from Joseph Batchelor, executor of James Tucker, deceased, it being the proportionate part of Charity Tucker in her father’s estate, May 17, 18?4. Wit: Robt. Crickmon. Reg. Dec. 30, 1831 . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -14, #360, p.194)

BATCHELOR, STEPHEN inventory by REUBEN B. BATCHELOR, Nov Term 1837. Sale held Sept 6, 1837, Aug Term 1839, MRS BATCHELOR, JOSEPH BATCHELOR, WILLIS BATCHELOR, REUBEN B. BATCHELOR, DREWRY BATCHELOR, NATHAN BATCHELOR, SAMUEL McBATCHELOR, MARIER BATCHELOR, HENRY BATCHELOR, and SALLY BATCHELOR account paid. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

BATCHELOR, WRIGHT STEPHEN inventory by ABEL BATCHELOR, exr., Feb 6, 1847. All of the inventory was left to Charity Braswell for her lifetime or widowhood in his will. Inventory of money on hand and notes due taken Nov 11, 1846, account current, Nov Term 1848. (Abstracts of Early Records of Nash County, NC 1777-1859 by Joseph W. Watson)

Division of the lands of William R. Rackely, deceased, Jan 5, 1854, a tract of 444 acres. Lot #1 was drawn by Mary Ann Rackely; Lot #2 by Francis M Rackley; Lot #3 by Spencer M Warren in right of his wife, Julia Ann; Lot #4 by Sally Ann Rackley; Lot #5 by William J.F. Rackely. The land was on the north side of Sappony Swamp adjoing Pridgen Manning, Crawford Batchelor, Matthew Rackley, and William B. Bryant. Each lot contained 87 1/2 acres. Reg. Feb Term 1854. . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #608, p.10)

Division of the lands of Matthias Manning, Jr., deceased, by commissioners, Jan 6 1854, among the heirs, to wit: Lot #1 drawn by Joseph Batchelor in right of his wife, Eady, contained 127 2/3 acres; Lot #2 by Merrett Manning, 127 2/3 acres; Lot #3 by Pridgen Manning, 127 2/3 acres; Lot #4 by Calvin Cooper in right of his wife, Shelda May, and by Robert H Pridgen, 144 1/2 acres. The land was on Sappony Swamp adjoining Charity Mannings dower corner, John E Deans, Mourning Rackley, and Crawford Batchelor. Reg. Feb Term 1854. . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #609, p.12)

Division of the lands of Asberry Lindsey, deceased, by commissioners, Feb 3, 1860. Lot #1 drawn by Charity J. Parrott contined 32 acres; Lot #2 by Goodman Bass in right of his wife, M.F.Bass, 32 acres; Lot #3 by Thomas C. Lindsey, 29 1/2 acres; Lot #4 by Arnold Lindsey 34 1/2 acres; Lot #5 by John B. Lindsey, 32 acres. The land adjoined that of Embro Bass, Jordan Vester, Collins, Perry, Batchelor, and the dower line. Reg. Feb. Term 1860 . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #660, p.85)

Allotment of dower to Delaney Batchelor, formerly Delaney Whitley, widow of Jollie Whitley, a tract of 38 acres adjoining Henry A. Whitley. Reg. May Term 1867 . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #752, p.200)

Allotment of dower to Mary Ann Eliza Batchelor, widow of Wright Batchelor, deceased, July 18, 1868, a tract of 57 acres on the Still Branch. Reg. March 9, 1869 . (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #766, p.223)

Division of the lands of Johnathan Joiner, deceased by commissioners, Dec 23, 1869. Lot #1 drawn by Harriet Parker containing 150 acres; Lot #2 by Adelia Batchelor, wife of R. W. Batchelor, 168 acres; Lot #3 by the heirs of Rix H. Joiner, 113 acres. The land was on the bank of the Tar River adjoining J.J. Bunn, Kinchen Edwards, and W.A. Joiner, and included the widow’s dower. Reg. Nov. 29, 1872. (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #772, p.231)

Division of the lands of James Bunting, deceased, by commissioners, Dec 16, 1870. Lot #1 drawn by Calvin W. Ward in right of his wife, Analiza, contained 186 acres; Lot #2 by the heirs of Frances A Barnes, 214 acrs; Lot #3 by V.B. Batchelor in right of his wife, Jackey Ann, two tracts of land, one containing 90 acres and the other 118 1/2 acres. The land was on the Gust Branch adjoining V.B. Batchelor, H.H. Batchelor, H. Crowder, Calvin Cooper, and Samuel Batchelor. Reg. Nov 8, 1872.. (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #771, p.229)

Division of the lands of Richard Batchelor, deceased, by commissioners, Dec 31, 1888. Lot #1 allotted to Cora E Joyner contained 18 acrs; Lot #2 to Jas. W. Batchelor, 18 7/8 acres; Lot #3 to Geo. W. Batchelor, 19 acres; Lot #4 to Martha A Batchelor 19 acres; Lot #5 to Wm. S. Batchelor, 18 11/16 acrs; Lot #6 to Lutora Batchelor, 18 5/8 acres; Lot #7 to Joanna Joyner, 18 15/16 acres; Lot #8 to John R Batchelor, 15 acres; Lot #9 to Mary R Batchelor, 15 acres; Lont #10 to Harriett S Joyner, 15 acres; Lot #11 to S.A.Batchelor, 15 acres. The first seven lots were in the home tract in Coopers Township, 129 acres, the other four lots in a tract in Mannings Township 63 acres. Reg. Feb 16, 1894.. (Nash County Estate Records [In NC State Library] Nash County Deed Book -22, #885, p.514)

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Richard Batchelor, Sr.'s Timeline

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Buckinghamshire, England
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Age 14
United States
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Lower Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Norfolk, VA
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Virginia, United States
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Norfolk, VA
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States