William Little, Sr. (c.1682 - 1719) MP

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Birthplace: Surry, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
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About William Little, Sr.

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Born about 1682 in Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry Co. VA.354,1061 The Tithables Lists of Surry County indicate William was born in Surry Co. William was listed in 1698 with John and apparently older brother Francis. As this was the first year he was listed, he was likely 16, making him born about 1686. An older William Little, who was listed as early as 1674, was in the same precinct.

According to The Thigpen Tribe, this William was born in 1660 in Massachusetts, which may possibly be true for the older William, but not this one. He was living between 1701 and 1703.1061 In 1698, Wm. Little was listed in John Little's household, along with Francis Little (listed before William). In 1701 and 1702, Francis is still there and Robert has now been added, but Wm. is now listed in the household of Nicho. Smith. In 1703 he was listed alone. He was living on 5 Jan 1709 in Surry Co. VA. William Little buys land in 1709 from Edmund Napier Jr. (or Edward Napkin); this land is left in 1740 to William Little and John Little. He signed a will on 29 Sep 1740 in Surry Co. VA.950 The Thigpen Tribe says his will, Surry Co. Deed Book 3, pp 254/5, Sept 29, 1740 names only 5 of his then living children: 1st son Wm, 2nd son John, 3rd son Benj; 2nd dau Katherine; 3rd dau Patience; wife living, un-named

Surry County Virginia Will...lists his will in Will Book ???, page 257, dated 29 Sept 1740, Rec 19 Nov 1740. William and Benjamin Little executors. Sons (in order) William, John, Benjamin; daughters 2nd daughter Katherine and 3rd dau Patience . Witnesses Thomas Pretlow, Jr, John Atkinson, Martha Price. Lists his residence as Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry. Wm gets "my plantation and one-half of a tract of land where he lives which contains two hundred acres; also my brass kettle after my wifes decease." John gets the other half - 100 acres. Benjamin gets "this plantation & land where I live, after my wife's decease." He also sets "my Mullatto boy James Bruce free at twenty one if my wife dies before then and if she does I loan? him to my son Benjamin he must serve til thirty one if if my wife lives so long."

William and Benjamin filed an inventory March 18, 1740/1741 (pg 275): "To 4 cows and calfs To 3 baron? cows? To 2 of four year old To 3 of three years old To 2 of one years old To 2 Steers of one year old To 1 Bull To 12 Sheep To 30 hed of hogs To one mare and colt To one sadel and tow bridals and one halter To one cart and ? and harnes To one fether bed and furniture and to old D.... pound of puter To one pair of Stilands? To one pair of ivory Scales To one pair of pincers and mixers To .... baking glass To one Draw Glass and spocket bottle To one poket botel To 18 quarts bottels To three Iron pots and pot hooks To one pot rack and three .... one Iron Skillet To one Brass ? and two small Ditto? To one brass Spice Morter and ? brass chafing dish To one hair mill and 2 Ironing ? To two claw hamers and 2 flesh forks To 2 Smoothing irons and ? To 11 Gate Casks and 4 small Dils To .. small Dittos To one pair of lier tongs ...To three iron weges and one q... of carpenters Tools To one whyp saw...To one brass cutt saw and tow file...To four chests locks and keys ...To.......homerry fixtures To wacher tubs three water padles and ...Ditos To 18 pound ? iron to Six brad hose and one varron? one To one galen jug and two cruall? ditos To quarts ? two pints Ditos two half pints one qrt To one flesher ? and four sides of taud leather To 13 yards of Virginia cloth and two pound of yarn To one old couch one Table and Six Leather chairs To one grinstone to one curall ?pair o? of erhtern ware To one cow hied of fawn Skins and a persell of old Leather and 2 pound of wool and a small parcel of cotton and a spiner wheal and cards and a testament and one salter. He died about Nov 1740 in Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry Co. VA.1062 William Little was listed in John Little's Tithables, along with Francis Little in 1698, indicating he was John Little's second son.

According to The Thigpen Tribe, this William was transported from Mass. to Surry Co. VA where in 1682 he purchased land from Edward Napkin. Actually Phillip Hunniford sold the land to Edward Napkin Sr. on 4 April 1682. His son, Edward Napkin, sold that land in 1709 to William Little.

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William Little, Sr.'s Timeline

1682
1682
Surry, Virginia, United States
1685
1685
Age 3
Surry, Virginia, United States

Birth ca. 1685 Surry County,Virginia

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1707
Age 25
Surry, VA, USA
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1709
Age 27
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Age 29
Surry, VA, USA
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1713
Age 31
Surry, VA, USA
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Age 33
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Age 35
Surry, VA, USA
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Age 37
Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
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