Gentleman Edwin Conway II, of Lancaster

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Edwin Conway, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
Death: August 07, 1698 (54)
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Conway and Martha Conway
Husband of Elizabeth Gibson; Sarah Conway and Elizabeth Conway
Father of Francis Conway; Sarah Cash; Col. Edwin Conway, III; Mary Ball; Francis Conway and 1 other
Brother of Elton Head Stanard; Millicent Conway; Joseph Conway; Anne Conway and Martha Conway

Occupation: Colonel
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Gentleman Edwin Conway II, of Lancaster

DOB: May 11th, 1644?

Edwin Conway ll

  • Born: Abt 1644, England,U.K.
  • Died: Aug 1698, Richmond Co.,Virginia,U.S.A.
  • Father: Edwin Conway
  • Mother: Martha Eltonhead

Married

  1. 1675-1680 at Old Rappahannock,Virginia,U.S.A. to Sarah Walker, daughter of Lieut-Col. John Walker, Esq., of Gloucester County, and Sarah, his wife, widow of Lieut. Colonel Henry Fleete, Lancaster county, VA.
  2. 21 May 1695, Lancaster Co.,Virginia,U.S.A. to Elizabeth Thompson, [daughter of Richard Thompson & Ursula Bish]

lived first in Lancaster County on lands acquired by his father and then moved to Richmond County where his will was probated on September 7, 1698


Family

From Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia : Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and Others, of Virginia and Maryland (Google eBook) Horace Edwin Hayden E.B. Yordy, printer, 1891 - Virginia - 759 pages. Page 231:

EDWIN2 CONWAY (Edwin1), "of the County of Lancaster, Gent," b. pro. Eng. cir. 1640-4; d. Aug., 1698; will dat. Mar. 19, 1698; pro. Richmond county, Sep. 7, 1698.*

He m.

  1. (I.) cir. 1675-80, Sarah Fleete, dau. of Lieut. Colonel Henry Fleete, Lancaster county, Va.; [SIC: Sarah Walker, his step daughter]
  2. (II.) cir. 1695, Elizabeth Thompson,! pro. of Lanc'r county. These marriages do not appear among the Lancaster marriage bonds.

Children, first marriage:

  1. + 4. i- Edwin,' b. —, I681-2; d. Oct. 3, 1763; m. (I.) —, 1704, Anne Ball; (II.) —, Ann Hack.
  2. 5. ii. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 16S6; d. Sep. 15, 1730, le 44; m. (L) Nov. II, 1703, John Dangerfield; (II.) Apr. 16, 1707, Major James Ball (ball 8, p. 63.)

Children, second marriage:

  1. -(- 6. iii. Francis, b. —, 1697; d. —; m. —, 1720, Rebecca Catlett.
  2. 7. iv. Posthumous child, b. 1698-9.

In 1695, before his 2d mar., Mr. Conway, like,Col. Joseph Ball (p. 57), conveyed his estate in part to his children by his first wife, and moved to Richmond Co. His eldest child, Edwin, was then only 14 years old. It is pro. that the land conveyed came to him by his first wife.

Of the second wife nothing is known beyond'her name. Mr. Warner, Clerk of Rich'd Co., writes me (1890): '* I find nothing touching this 2d mar. No Thompson seems to have lived in this Co. at that time. The Edwin Conway that owned large tracts of land in Rich'd Co. was living in Christ Ch. Parish 1681 and 1694."

Mr. Conway was Surveyor of Lanc'r Co., 1679-80.

Like Mary Johnson Ball, we must measure Elizabeth Thompson Conway by her posterity. The one gave to the world a Washington, the other a Madison.


Edwin Conway

  • Birth: 1653 Virginia, USA
  • Death: 1698 King George County Virginia, USA

Edwin was related to a number of distinguished colonial families and progenitor of some famous Americans including President James Madison. He was married first to Sarah Walker and then to Elizabeth Thornton.

Conway's will was recorded in Richmond County (now King George Co.) Virginia in March 1698; it was probated in September 1698. He was returned to Lancaster County for burial beside his first wife Sarah. (By Mark Hale - unfortunately this bio has been edited by myself because of instances of copying without my being credited.)


Family links:

Spouses:

  • Elizabeth Thornton Gibson (1675 - 1733) [NO - Elizabeth Thompson, 2nd wife
  • Sarah Walker Conway (____ - 1690)*

Children:

  • Edwin Conway (1681 - 1763)*
  • Mary Conway Ball (1686 - 1730)*
  • Francis Conway (1696 - 1733)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial : Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: Buried on private property in Lancaster Co., Virginia

References

  • “Conway Family.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 4, 1904, pp. 264–267. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915587. Accessed 10 Sept. 2020.
  • ”A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia : Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and Others, of Virginia and Maryland.” Horace Edwin Hayden E.B. Yordy, printer, 1891 - Virginia - 759 pages. Page 231: GoogleBooks
  • Virginia colonial abstracts Series I Author: Beverley Fleet. Publisher: Richmond, Va, 1937. Page: 17, Richmond County Deed Book 1 pg 55. Hathitrust Land given by the Will of Col. John Walker to his daughter Sarah, wife of Edwin Conway.
  • Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy: Dec 4 2020, 9:57:54 UTC
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Gentleman Edwin Conway II, of Lancaster's Timeline

1644
May 11, 1644
Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
1681
1681
Christ Church, Lancaster, VA, United States
1686
February 16, 1686
Lancaster County, Virginia
1696
April 15, 1696
Richmond County, Virginia
1696
Virginia, British Colonial America
1696
Lancaster Co, VA
1697
March 19, 1697
Age 52
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
1698
August 7, 1698
Age 54
Richmond County, Virginia, USA