Robert Taliaferro, I (c.1626 - c.1687) MP

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Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in York, Gloucester, Virginia
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About Robert Taliaferro, I

Robert TALIAFERRO was baptized November 19, 1626, at Stepney, County Middlesiz, England, at the age of eight days. He was the son of Francis TALIAFERRO and wife Bennett HAIE. About 1653, he married Katherine DEADMAN, the daughter of Henry (?) DEADMAN/DEDMAN and Katherine ____ DEADMAN/DEDMAN GRYMES. Katherine DEADMAN, the wife of Robert TALIAFERRO, died after November 20, 1672. Robert died in or before 1677, probably in Gloucester County, Virginia.[NOTE]

He settled in York County, Virginia, as early as 1647 and held lands in Gloucester County in 1655. Robert TALIAFERRO, the Immigrant, is normally described in the literature by that designation, probably to distinguish him from his son Robert. He and all his sons were protestants, and in the York County records, where the name first appears about 1645, the spelling is sometimes "Toliver," showing that the pronunciation was then very much as it is now.

They had at least seven children

Src:"Batholomew Taliaferro, Some Descendants", by James Thomas Rowland, R.R. Books, Augusta, GA, 1997. Robert Taliaferro, left England shortly before his 21st birthday. He boarded the ship 'Honor' at the Stepney docks only two days after his father, Francis Taliaferro, died and was buried. He left his older sister, Anne, to act as Administrator of their Father's estate. Children were: Anne TALIAFERRO , Robert TALIAFERRO. He also married Miriam in England. -------------------- Children:

i Francis TALIAFERRO, I. b. 1654, VA, Occupation Justice Essex Co.1690-ff, m. 1685, in Essex Co., VA, Elizabeth CATLETT, b. 1663, VA, (daughter of Col. John CATLETT, Sr., (Immigrant). and Elizabeth UNDERWOOD d. 1710, VA Other: 1717, Inventory, Essex Co., VA. Francis died 1710, Essex Co., Inventory--1710, Other: "OF THE MOUNT". No. 9, Vol. 20, p. 268--Survey of Lands, May 4, 1691, by Wm Moseley for Francis Taliaferro "As marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel John Catlett. Other proofs of parentage: Membership applications to the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia of Dorothy Mayfield Kidd Sholars and Sue Alleyne Wilson Rowe. On 28 Sept.,1682, Francis T. of Gloucester made a deed to brother John T. of Rappahannock Co. On that same day Francis also made deeds to brother Richard Taliaferro. Elizabeth: Wm. & Mary Quarterly Vol. 20, p. 266 et seq..."Robert Taliaferro Junior and Francis Taliaferro, with their wives Sarah and Elizabeth, sold 300 acres of land in Essex County in 1687 which was part of the land bequeathed to the said Sarah and Elizabeth by their father John Catlett..." Additional proof of parentage: "History & Register of Ancestors and Members of the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of VA (1892-1930)", p. 44.

OUR ANCESTOR: ii Lt. Col. John TALIAFERRO, Sr., "The Ranger", b. 1656, m. 1682, in VA, Sarah SMITH, (daughter of Maj. Lawrence SMITH, . and Mary DEBNAM) Other: 1718, Will, Richmond Co., VA. John died 1720, Essex Co., VA, Made will on, 1-Jun-1715; Will Probated 21 June, 1720, "The Ranger" lived at Snow Creek, Spotsylvania Co.VA. "THE RANGER"--Lt. of Rangers in 1692. Colonel, Essex Militia in 1696; Burgess Essex County, 1699; Justice, Essex County, 1699-1700. John fought in the Indian wars. He had 11 children. He was the first to bear the name "John" in Virginia. John was also Sheriff of Essex Co. His marriage to Sarah Smith, 1682, is proved by deed of Francis Taliaferro to his brother, John, who was about to marry Sarah Smith. He was a large land holder in Essex Co., & the bricks for his beautiful house "Powhattan" were made in England. Sarah was a daughter of Major Lawrence Smith--(Old) Rappahannock County Deeds (1682-1688), p. 7: "23 Sept. 1682-Francis Taliaferro..son & heir of Robert Taliaferro, late ...the said Robert T. and Lawrence Smith of the county of Gloucester did patent...6,000 ac. in Rappahannock Co...now I as heir ..give 3,150 ac. to my brother, JOHN TALIAFERRO, HE BEING ABOUT TO MARRY SARAH, THE DAUGHTER OF THE SAID LAWRENCE SMITH..." Recorded 7 Feb., 1682/83. John Taliaferro's will in 1715,1720 names his wife Sarah.

iii Robert TALIAFERRO, II. m. 1682, Sarah CATLETT b. 1666,17 (daughter of Col. John CATLETT, Sr., (Immigrant). and Elizabeth UNDERWOOD) d. 1726. Robert died bef.6 Jan 1688, Spotsylvania Co., VA. In 1672-3 Robert Taliaferro, Jr. "Son of Robert Taliaferro" had a grant of land on the Rappahannock River, adjoining the land of Henry Corbin & Mr. Grymes which was due him,..as the grandson of Mr. Grymes. On 1 June, 1687, Robert T., Jr. gave bond for the estate of Robert Taliaferro, deceased. The marriage of Sarah Catlett and Robert Taliaferro, II is proved by Deed, 1687, and Court Record, 25 March, 1692, Essex Co., VA. Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, p. 266 et seq..."Robert Taliaferro Junior and Francis Taliaferro, with their wives, Sarah and Elizabeth, sold 300 acres of land in Essex County in 1687 which was part of the land bequeathed to the said Sarah and Elizabeth by their father, John Catlett..." In 1688 both Francis and John Taliaferro gave bond for Mrs. Sarah Taliaferro, widow of their brother Robert.

iv Richard TALIAFERRO, Sr., "The Pirate", b. 1665, VA, m. abt. 1694, Sarah WINGFIELD, (daughter of John WINGFIELD and Martha __?___) d. 1718, VA. Richard died 1715, Richmond Co., VA, Buried: 1715, Inventory, Richmond Co., VA, "The Pirate", settled in Richmond Co., VA. Records in Essex Co., VA, show that he and his brother, Charles, were under age in 1682. Richard died intestate. See George H. S. King's "Marriages of Richmond County," p. 203 and the chart on page 266 for descendants of this line down to 1960

v Catherine TALIAFERRO, b. abt. 1668, m. abt.1687, Col. John BATTAILE, Sr., b. abt. 1658, d. 1 Jan 1708, Caroline Co., VA. Catherine died abt. 1690. In 1686 Catherine and brother Charles chose their brother Robert as their guardian. In 1687 a deed shows that Capt. John Battaile, Sr. married Catherine, daughter of Robert Taliaferro, deceased. There is no record of any children of Catherine. Wayne Rogers said that Catherine was born about 1668. Wayne Rogers said that there was one son, John Battaille, Jr.

John Battaile was a captain of rangers in active service against the Indians in 1692. He was a burgess in 1692 and 1696. At the time of his death he was a colonel of the militia. Many of the records of Caroline Co., VA were destroyed.

vi Charles TALIAFERRO, Sr., b. 1670, VA, m. Mary CARTER. Charles died bef.13 Jan 1735. William Carter Stubbs, Ph.D. listed Charles' death in 1726. In 1724 Charles lived in Essex Co., VA. Charles left estate to 3 granddaughters, Mary, Sarah, & Catherine Taliaferro, with reversion to daughter-in-law, Sarah Taliaferro. In 1749 Thomas & Mary (Taliaferro) Turner and Francis and Sarah (Taliaferro) Conway conveyed the same property by deed. One of the excrs. to Charles' will was Francis Thornton, husband of Mary (Taliaferro) Thornton--the sister of John Taliaferro of "Snow Creek" and a niece of the decedent. The will of Charles Taliaferro may be found in the Grinnan Papers, Virginia Historical Society under "Carolina Co. Wills derived from Court Records."

-------------------- He settled in York County, Virginia, as early as 1647 and held lands in Gloucester County in 1655. Robert TALIAFERRO, the Immigrant, is normally described in the literature by that designation, probably to distinguish him from his son Robert. He and all his sons were protestants, and in the York County records, where the name first appears about 1645, the spelling is sometimes "Toliver," showing that the pronunciation was then very much as it is now. -------------------- Robert Taliaferro imigrated to Virginia in 1645. Robert and Lawerence Smith were best friends. Robert's son John Taliaferro married Lawerence's daughter Sara Smith. -------------------- Robert Taliaferro was christened: 19-Nov-1626, St. Dunstan, Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England. Robert immigrated to Virginia by 1647, and lived twenty years in Gloucester County, his lands lying along Poropotank Creek and evidently at the head of Ware River, until, in 1666/7, when he moved to the place that came to be called "Taliaferro's Mount" on the Rappahannock River in Old Rappahannock/Essex/Caroline County, near the site of the present town of Port Royal. With his wife Katherine Debnam whom he married in 1654, he became the founder of a significant Virginia family. Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Debman) Taliaferro were the parents of: Robert Taliaferro, II.; Francis Taliaferro, I.; Lt. Col. John "The Ranger" Taliaferro Sr.; Mary (Taliaferro) Johnson; Richard Taliaferro Sr.(The Pirate); Katherine (Taliaferro) Battaile and Charles Taliaferro Sr. -------------------- Birth: Nov. 11, 1626, England Death: 1671 York River Farms Gloucester County Virginia, USA

Robert Taliaferro was Born: 11-Nov-1626, Bethnal Green, Stephney, Middlesex, Eng,Christened: 19-Nov-1626, St. Dunstan, Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England. Robert immigrated to VA by 1647, and lived twenty years in Gloucester County, his lands lying along Poropotank Creek and evidently at the head of Ware River, until, in 1666/7, when he moved to the place that came to be called "Taliaferro's Mount" on the Rappahannock River in Old Rappahannock/Essex/Caroline County, near the site of the present town of Port Royal. With his wife Katherine Debnam whom he married in 1654, he became the founder of a significant Virginia family. Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Debman) Taliaferro were the parents of: Robert Taliaferro, II.; Francis Taliaferro, I.; Lt. Col. John "The Ranger" Taliaferro Sr.; Mary (Taliaferro) Johnson; Richard Taliaferro Sr.(The Pirate); Katherine (Taliaferro) Battaile and Charles Taliaferro Sr.


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Parents:
 Francis Taliaferro (1589 - 1647)
 Bennett Haie Taliaferro (1588 - 1642)

Spouse:
 Katherine Debnam Taliaferro (1630 - 1686)*

Children:
 Robert Taliaferro (1652 - 1688)*
 Francis Taliaferro (1654 - 1710)*
 John Taliaferro (1656 - 1720)*
 Mary Johnson (1658 - 1695)*
 Richard Taliaferro (1660 - 1715)*
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Robert "The Immigrant" Taliaferro's Timeline

1626
November 11, 1626
England, United Kingdom
November 19, 1626
Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England
November 19, 1626
London, London, England
1652
1652
Age 25
Richmond, Virginia
1653
1653
Age 26
Hampton, York, Virginia, USA
1654
1654
Age 27
Essex,, Virginia, United States
1656
1656
Age 29
Essex County, Virginia, USA
1658
1658
Age 31
Richmond, Virginia Colony
1660
1660
Age 33
Gloucester, Gloucester, VA
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1662
Age 35
Essex, VA, USA