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William Bedford Hanks, Sr.

Nicknames: "William "Quaker" Hanks"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Anne Arundel, Maryland
Death: Died in Loudoun, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Hanks, Sr. and Mary Hanks
Husband of Ruth Ryan
Father of Peter Hanks, III; William Bedford Hanks, II; Jonathan Hanks; Joseph Hanks; Rachel Wilkinson and 1 other
Brother of Lydia Hanks; Elinor Hanks and Peter Hanks, Jr.

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Baber, Adin, The Hanks Family of Virginia and Westward, Revised edition Copyright 2004 Nancy Baber McNeill, Carpinteria, Ca., The Arthur H. ClarkCo., Spokane, Washington, ISBN 0-87062-334-6 William Hanks, Sr. pp.:497,499,500,501.

William Hanks, Sr.: palgen7 Michael S. Caldwell's Genealogy Database as of 13 April 2004 Rootsweb record Entries: 32220 Updated: Tue Apr 13 07:33:21 2004 Contact: MichaelS. Caldwell

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  • ID: I01141
  • Name: William HANKS , Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 JUL 1707 in Ann Arundel Co. MD 1
  • Death: 1770 in Loudon Co. VA
  • _FA1: ABT 1763 to Loudon Co. VA from Anne Arundel Co. MD
  • _FA2: 5 MAY 1747 elected Vestryman, served three years
  • Note:

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960

p. 114: "In the year of 1763, the records of the Friends Meeting of West River near Annapolis, Maryland, indicate that William Hanks applied for a certificate of transfer to be admitted to the meeting at Fairfax in the colony of Virginia. (Friends Records, Stoney Run Meeting, Baltimore). This was at Waterford where the old Meeting House stands. Further evidence of this William's origin and identity is his name on a quit claim deed with Sam'l Musgrave's name in Anne Arundel County, Maryland which recites that' William Hanks of Lowden County of Province of Virginia' and dated November 3, 1766. (Chidsey, "Hanks Family of Maryland", p. 13). His name appears on the tithe list for 1764 and each succeeding year including 1769, and not thereafter. It is presumed he had deceased, as he was an elderly man, then. He had children, and his family will be discussed in the following. (For identity, this William will be referred to hereafter as William the Quaker.)

p. 220:"By 'ye 25 of ye 6 mo 1756' it is recorded in the minutes of the West River Meeting of the Friends [6 mo was August before 1752] that 'William Hanks hath attended our meetings'. . .and appeared 'to be a man of orderly life"

"In the year of 1761, William Hanks, the Planter, and his wife, Ruth, deeded the four tracts of land, 321 acres, to 'Josiah, son of Cornelius Howard of Baltimore.' . . .William Hanks then moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, as is shown by the records kept by the Friends: '8 mo 26 da 1763 William Hanks granted Certificate to Friends at Fairfax in the Colony of Virginia."

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Hiatt, Marty, EARLY CHURCH RECORDS OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA:

  • p. 7: William Baker married Mary Janney, 17th day 4th mo 1765. Witnesses: Abel Janney, Sarah Hutton, Samuel Janney, Abel Janney, Jr., Joseph Hutton, Nathan Baker, Rachel Janney, Joseph Parker, Elizah. Eblen, Amos Hough, Elizabeth Hough, Ruth Janney, John Hutton, Mary Janney, Sarah Janney, Mary Kirk, Ann Schooley, Mary Myers, Mary Ball, Jo. Hough, Mary Parker, Hannah Pancoast, Mary Eblin, Mary Janney Jr., Ann Janney, Ann Richardson, Mary Barrell [Barrett], William Hough, Francis Hague, JaneHague, Ann Thompson, Affinity Cadwalader, Sarah Trebbe, Blackstone Janney, Rees Cadwalader, WM. HANKS, Robert Akers, Israel Thompson,William Mead, John Eblen, Mary Hoge, William Hoge, Thomas Hague, Jonathan Myers, Ruth Akers, RACHEL HANKS, Sarah Hutton Jr., Hannah Clowes, Ann Hollingsworth, Nich. Minor, Stephen Donaldson, Jo. Richardson.
  • p. 10: Samuel Canby married Elizabeth Hough, 28th da of 2nd mo 1770. Witnesses: . . . Lydia Hanks, . . .
  • p. 72: 10th mo 1764: WILLIAM HANKS produced a certificate from West River MM.
  • p. 132: 5th mo 1782: Rachel Hanks and Mary Shrieve request membership.
  • p. 141: 2nd mo 1792: Complains against Rachel Wilkinson, formerly Hanks, who married out of unity {to a man with whom she has lived in a disreputable manner for a considerable time before marriage}.
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Father: Peter HANKS b: ABT 1683 in Anne Arundel Co. MD

Mother: Mary BEEZ

Marriage 1 Ruth RYAN b: ABT 1715 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Children

  1. . Margaret HANKS
  2. . Peter HANKS b: 1737 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
  3. . William HANKS , Jr. b: 27 APR 1739 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
  4. . Rachel HANKS b: ABT 1750 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
  5. . Jonathan HANKS b: BEF 1754 in Anne Arundel Co. MD

Sources: 1. "NANCY HANKS of undistinguished families" by Adin Baber,1960.

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-------------------- Baber, Adin, The Hanks Family of Virginia and Westward, Revised edition Copyright 2004 Nancy Baber McNeill, Carpinteria, Ca., The Arthur H. ClarkCo., Spokane, Washington, ISBN 0-87062-334-6 William Hanks, Sr. pp.:497,499,500,501.

William Hanks, Sr.: palgen7 Michael S. Caldwell's Genealogy Database as of 13 April 2004 Rootsweb record Entries: 32220 Updated: Tue Apr 13 07:33:21 2004 Contact: MichaelS. Caldwell

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   ID: I01141
   Name: William HANKS , Sr.
   Sex: M
   Birth: 25 JUL 1707 in Ann Arundel Co. MD 1
   Death: 1770 in Loudon Co. VA
   _FA1: ABT 1763 to Loudon Co. VA from Anne Arundel Co. MD
   _FA2: 5 MAY 1747 elected Vestryman, served three years
   Note:

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960

p. 114: "In the year of 1763, the records of the Friends Meeting of West River near Annapolis, Maryland, indicate that William Hanks applied for a certificate of transfer to be admitted to the meeting at Fairfax in the colony of Virginia. (Friends Records, Stoney Run Meeting, Baltimore). This was at Waterford where the old Meeting House stands. Further evidence of this William's origin and identity is his name on a quit claim deed with Sam'l Musgrave's name in Anne Arundel County, Maryland which recites that' William Hanks of Lowden County of Province of Virginia' and dated November 3, 1766. (Chidsey, "Hanks Family of Maryland", p. 13). His name appears on the tithe list for 1764 and each succeeding year including 1769, and not thereafter. It is presumed he had deceased, as he was an elderly man, then. He had children, and his family will be discussed in the following. (For identity, this William will be referred to hereafter as William the Quaker.)

p. 220:"By 'ye 25 of ye 6mo 1756' it is recorded in the minutes of the West River Meeting of the Friends [6 mo was August before 1752] that 'William Hanks hath attended our meetings'. . .and appeared 'to be a man of orderly life"

"In the year of 1761, William Hanks, the Planter, and his wife, Ruth, deeded the four tracts of land, 321 acres, to 'Josiah, son of Cornelius Howard of Baltimore.' . . .William Hanks then moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, as is shown by the records kept by the Friends: '8 mo 26 da 1763 William Hanks granted Certificate to Friends at Fairfax in the Colony of Virginia."

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Hiatt, Marty, EARLY CHURCH RECORDS OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA:

   p. 7: William Baker married Mary Janney, 17th day 4th mo 1765. Witnesses: Abel Janney, Sarah Hutton, Samuel Janney, Abel Janney, Jr., Joseph Hutton, Nathan Baker, Rachel Janney, Joseph Parker, Elizah. Eblen, Amos Hough, Elizabeth Hough, Ruth Janney, John Hutton, Mary Janney, Sarah Janney, Mary Kirk, Ann Schooley, Mary Myers, Mary Ball, Jo. Hough, Mary Parker, Hannah Pancoast, Mary Eblin, Mary Janney Jr., Ann Janney, Ann Richardson, Mary Barrell [Barrett], William Hough, Francis Hague, JaneHague, Ann Thompson, Affinity Cadwalader, Sarah Trebbe, Blackstone Janney, Rees Cadwalader, WM. HANKS, Robert Akers, Israel Thompson,William Mead, John Eblen, Mary Hoge, William Hoge, Thomas Hague, Jonathan Myers, Ruth Akers, RACHEL HANKS, Sarah Hutton Jr., Hannah Clowes, Ann Hollingsworth, Nich. Minor, Stephen Donaldson, Jo. Richardson.
   p. 10: Samuel Canby married Elizabeth Hough, 28th da of 2nd mo 1770. Witnesses: . . . Lydia Hanks, . . .
   p. 72: 10th mo 1764: WILLIAM HANKS produced a certificate from West River MM.
   p. 132: 5th mo 1782: Rachel Hanks and Mary Shrieve request membership.
   p. 141: 2nd mo 1792: Complains against Rachel Wilkinson, formerly Hanks, who married out of unity {to a man with whom she has lived in a disreputable manner for a considerable time before marriage}.
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Father: Peter HANKS b: ABT 1683 in Anne Arundel Co. MD

Mother: Mary BEEZ

Marriage 1 Ruth RYAN b: ABT 1715 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Children

   . Margaret HANKS
   . Peter HANKS b: 1737 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
   . William HANKS , Jr. b: 27 APR 1739 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
   . Rachel HANKS b: ABT 1750 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
   . Jonathan HANKS b: BEF 1754 in Anne Arundel Co. MD

1734, Anne Arundel Co., patent to William Hanks, for 100 acres called "Far Enough".

His land, "Beyond Far Enough", was in the Great Fork of the Patuxent River, northwest of (now) Annapolis, beyond settled areas, but with much timber and water for a sawmill. ________________________________________

1736, July 6, Queen Caroline Parish pew assignments:

  1. 11, Robert Shipley
  2. 15, Richard Shipley, Samuel Shipley
  3. 28, William Hanks, John Ryan

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1738, March 12, Anne Arundel Co., deed, John Martin and "wife", planter, to William Hanks, planter, for L.50 sterling, for 116 acres called "White Oak Orchard" on great fork of Patuxent River by Dorsey's great branch; signed; (Liber RD 3, page 133.) ________________________________________

1754, April 18, "Maryland Gazette", for sale, estate of William Peele, tract "Duvall's Range" near Falls of Patuxent River on Hanks Branch, Anne Arundel Co. (Green, page 137.) ________________________________________

1755, Oct. 2, "Maryland Gazette", William Hanks has a stray mare at his plantation in western part of Anne Arundel Co.; was taken up by William Penn. (Green, page 164.) ________________________________________

1756, 6m (Aug.) 25, Anne Arundel Co., William Hanks joined West River MM. (Baber, 1959, page 220.) ________________________________________

1757, March 7, Anne Arundel Co., patent to William Hanks for 40 acres called "Chestnut Ridge". (BC 7:365, & BC 9:127.) ________________________________________

1759, June 25, Anne Arundel Co., deed, Cornelius Howard, to William Hanks, planter, for L.18 sterling, for "Howard's Chance"; wife Rachel Howard released dower. Witnesses, Henry Howard, Ephraim Howard. (Liber BB #2, page 257.) ________________________________________

1761, Aug. 21, Anne Arundel Co., deed, William Hanks, planter & wife Ruth, to Joseph Howard, s/o Cornelius Howard, for L.227 sterling, for tracts, "White Oak Orchard" in great fork of Patuxent River, 116 acres originally granted to John Martin called "Poor Man", escheated by William Hanks; 100 acres patented to William Hanks; tract called "Chestnut Ridge" patented to William Hanks; 65 acres of "Howard's Choice" from Cornelius Howard; total 321 acres; signed; dower by Ruth Hanks; witnesses, Henry Howard, Ephraim Howard. (BB#2: 510) (Liber RB #2, page 510.) ________________________________________

1763, 7m, 29, Md., West River Monthly Meeting, Anne Arundel Co.: granted certificate to transfer membership of William Hanks to Va. (or 8m, 26.) (Baber, 1959, page 220.) ________________________________________

1763, Va., Loudoun Co., tax, William Hanks, William Hanks Jr. ________________________________________

1766, Nov. 3, Md., Anne Arundel Co., deed, William Hanks of Loudoun Co., Va., & Samuel "S" Musgrove of Anne Arundel Co., to Philip Dorsey, for L.10., for land laid out for Peter Hanks called "Beyond Far Enough" on great fork of Patuxent River, 100 acres; signed by William Hanks. (BB #3, page 637.) (no mention of dower releases.) ________________________________________

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960, p. 114

"In the year of 1763, the records of the Friends Meeting of West River near Annapolis, Maryland, indicate that William Hanks applied for a certificate of transfer to be admitted to the meeting at Fairfax in the colony of Virginia. (Friends Records, Stoney Run Meeting, Baltimore) This was at Waterford where the old Meeting House stands. Further evidence of this William's origin and identity is his name on a quit claim deed with Sam'l Musgrave's name in Anne Arundel County, Maryland which recites that 'William Hanks of Lowden County of Province of Virginia' and dated November 3, 1766. (Chidsey, "Hanks Family of Maryland", p. 13). His name appears on the tithe list for 1764 and each succeeding year including 1769, and not thereafter. It is presumed he had deceased, as he was an elderly man, then. He had children, and his family will be discussed in the following. (For identity, this William will be referred to hereafter as William the Quaker.)

p. 220:

"By 'ye 25 of ye 6 mo 1756' it is recorded in the minutes of the West River Meeting of the Friends [6 mo was August before 1752] that 'William Hanks hath attended our meetings'. . .and appeared 'to be a man of orderly life"

"In the year of 1761, William Hanks, the Planter, and his wife, Ruth, deeded the four tracts of land, 321 acres, to 'Josiah, son of Cornelius Howard of Baltimore.' . . .William Hanks then moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, as is shown by the records kept by the Friends: '8 mo 26 da 1763 William Hanks granted Certificate to Friends at Fairfax in the Colony of Virginia." ________________________________________

Hiatt, Marty, EARLY CHURCH RECORDS OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA

p. 7: William Baker married Mary Janney, 17th day 4th mo 1765. Witnesses: Abel Janney, Sarah Hutton, Samuel Janney, Abel Janney, Jr., Joseph Hutton, Nathan Baker, Rachel Janney, Joseph Parker, Elizah. Eblen, Amos Hough, Elizabeth Hough, Ruth Janney, John Hutton, Mary Janney, Sarah Janney, Mary Kirk, Ann Schooley, Mary Myers, Mary Ball, Jo. Hough, Mary Parker, Hannah Pancoast, Mary Eblin, Mary Janney Jr., Ann Janney, Ann Richardson, Mary Barrell [Barrett], William Hough, Francis Hague, Jane Hague, Ann Thompson, Affinity Cadwalader, Sarah Trebbe, Blackstone Janney, Rees Cadwalader, WM. HANKS, Robert Akers, Israel Thompson, William Mead, John Eblen, Mary Hoge, William Hoge, Thomas Hague, Jonathan Myers, Ruth Akers, RACHEL HANKS, Sarah Hutton Jr., Hannah Clowes, Ann Hollingsworth, Nich. Minor, Stephen Donaldson, Jo. Richardson.

p. 10: Samuel Canby married Elizabeth Hough, 28th da of 2nd mo 1770. Witnesses. . .Lydia Hanks. . .

p. 72: 10th mo 1764: WILLIAM HANKS produced a certificate from West River MM.

p. 132: 5th mo 1782: Rachel Hanks and Mary Shrieve request membership.

p. 141: 2nd mo 1792: Complains against Rachel Wilkinson, formerly Hanks, who married out of unity {to a man with whom she has lived in a disreputable manner for a considerable time before marriage}.

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William "The Quaker" Hanks, Sr.'s Timeline

1707
July 25, 1707
Anne Arundel, Maryland
1737
1737
Age 29
Anne Arundel, Maryland
1739
April 27, 1739
Age 31
St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
1741
1741
Age 33
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
1749
1749
Age 41
Maryland
1751
1751
Age 43
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1753
1753
Age 45
Anna Arundel, Maryland, United States
1757
1757
Age 49
Loudoun, Virginia, United States
1770
1770
Age 62
Loudoun, Virginia