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Elizabeth Anderson (Claiborne)

Also Known As: "Crawforth"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: King William County, Province of Virginia
Death: circa 1761 (53-69)
Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Col. William Claiborne, Ill and Elizabeth "Catherine" Claiborne
Wife of Ralph Crawfordth and Henry Anderson
Mother of Elizabeth Crawley and Claiborne Anderson
Sister of William Claiborne, IV and Mary Claiborne

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About Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth (dau of Wm III) CLAIBORNE (William (III) CLAIBORNE, William (Jr.) ("the younger") CLAIBORNE, WILLIAM CLAIBORNE, THOMAS CLAIBORNE/CLAYBORNE *, Thomas (Sr.)) died 1759/1761.


From http://oursoutherncousins.com/CLAIBORNE%20FAMILY.pdf pp. 35ff.

"Adventurers of Purse and Person":

"ELIZABETH, (William, William, William) left will 9 October 1759- 3 April 1761. She probably married 1) Ralph Crawfordth, justice of King William County, 1714, and 2) as his 2nd wife, Henry Anderson, of "Wintopock," Amelia County, justice of Henrico County, 1723, sheriff 1722, 1729-32, who married (first) Prudence Stratton, and died before May 1734."

Note: "Although there was a daughter ELIZABETH by each husband, the bequests in her 1761 will to grandsons indicate the two Crawforth daughters were NOT step-children."

Children of Henry Anderson and Elizabeth Claiborne are:

  • + 28 i. Elizabeth Anderson, born April 14, 1729 in Henrico County, Virginia.
  • + 29 ii. Claiborne Anderson, born December 21, 1732 in Henrico County, Virginia; died December 1771 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Widow, Elizabeth Anderson left a will in Chesterfield County that mentioned grandsons John Anderson and John Poythress, daughter Elizabeth Crawley, and son Claiborne Anderson (will dated 9 Oct. 1759, recorded 3 April 1761).

Elizabeth married (1) Ralph CRAWFORTH Justice, King Wm County

They had the following children:

  • 79 F i. Catherine CRAWFORTH
  • 80 F ii. Elizabeth CRAWFORTH

Elizabeth married Henry (Jr) ANDERSON, son of Henry ANDERSON and Prudence * STRATTON. Henry Anderson II was the guardian of his nephew Benjamin Ward. He married Elizabeth Crawforth, daughter of his stepmother, Elizabeth (Claiborne) Crawforth Anderson and Ralph Crawforth. They probably grew up under the same roof. In September 1761 Henry gave Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, widow of Ralph Crawforth, a receipt for four slaves due him as the husband of her daughter, Elizabeth.

In September 1729 Henry Anderson Jr. of Henrico County secured a patent to 1,737 acres on the lower side of Knibbs Creek in Prince George (now Amelia) County. By 1737 Henry Anderson was living in Amelia County where he was a justice of the peace (1737-39), and coroner (1739). He was responsible for counting tithables in 1737 and was charged with seven tithables himself. Henry bought and sold several tracts of land in Amelia County during his lifetime. In 1736 he conveyed to Lodowick Tanner 572 acres on the north side of Anderson’s Road, which was part of his father’s patent of 900 acres made 24 March 1725/6. Elizabeth, his wife, relinquished her dower right. Henry bought 380 acres in Amelia (now Prince Edward) County from John Ferguson in June 1747. In August 1747 Henry secured a patent to 1,202 acres on the Bush River, which included the 380 acres he bought from Ferguson and 822 acres of new land. Henry sold all 1,202 acres to Josiah Whitlock of King William County in June 1751. During June 1750 Henry bought 150 acres on Knibbs Creek from Charles Burks.

Henry’s will remembered wife, Elizabeth, named his children, and spoke of “child my wife now goes with” (will dated 2 Sept. 1751, recorded 28 June 1753). Elizabeth, Henry’s son Henry Anderson III, and nephew Benjamin Ward were his executors and put up a 6,000-pound executor’s bond. During the mid-1700s a typical administrator or executor bond was 100-200 and very few were more than 1,000. Henry had property — including 51 slaves — in both Chesterfield and Amelia counties

Elizabeth also married (2) Henry ANDERSON, son of Reynard ANDERSON and Elizabeth SKIFFEN. Henry died in Henrico County, VA.

Henry Anderson was born near Bailey's Creek just east of current Petersburg, Virginia to Reynard Anderson and Elizabeth Skiffen. He inherited 250 acres of his fathers lands in 1690 while still underage and took possession of them before the 1704 rent roll which indicates that he was born before 1683. Reynard Anderson.

Henry Anderson was a wealthy merchant, a magistrate, and once the sheriff of Henrico County. He held 500 acres in Henrico in July 1717 and 900 acres there in 24 March 1724/5. Exactly one year after his 900-acre patent on 24 March 1725/6 he got 1,144 acres on Beaverpond Branch in Prince George (now Amelia) County. By September 1729 he had 1,800 acres on the upper side of Knibbs Creek in Amelia County. Henry Anderson Gent. sought out land in Goochland County with a patent to 1,500 acres there in 1730 that he sold to James Bradby for 125 in 1732. Henrico County taxed Henry Anderson of Amelia County on three levies and 400 acres in 1736 and 1737. Henry, who was then in Amelia County counting tithables for the 1737 tax, charged himself on seven tithes.

Prudence and Henry Anderson were the parents of seven children. She died and Henry married second Elizabeth Claiborne, daughter of William Claiborne III. Elizabeth had been married to Ralph Crawforth and was the mother of two children by him: Catherine Crawforth who married Charles Poythress and Elizabeth Crawforth who married Henry Anderson Jr.

In Court 02/03/1689 Charles City County Court Orders 1687-1695, page 276

Judgt. granted Reynard Anderson as guardian to his four sons Matthew, Wm., John, and Henry Anderson, legatees of Tho. Symons, dec'd, agst Geo. Downing, Exec. of will of said Symons, for 10, which is given to said sons (50 s to each) by said will. Said Anderson to give good security.

When his father died in 1690 he received a legacy of land near Bailey's Creek which he held at the time of the 1704 rent roll wherein he is listed with his brothers.

Source "The Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704"; by Smith, Annie Laurie Wright; Virginia State Archives; 1957.

  • Anderson, Henry Prince George County 250 acres
  • Anderson, John Prince George County 228 acres
  • Anderson, Matthew Prince George County 349 acres
  • Anderson, Wm. Prince George County 235 acres

Henry was a friend and parttime Overseer for William Byrd,II for Byrd's lands at the falls of the Appomattox River. William Byrd's diaries contain references to Henry reporting to William Byrd after William's return from a voyage to London in 1715. He was sometimes referred to as Hal Anderson in Byrd's secret diary. A few notes of interest can be found therein. By 1716 he was developing 500 acres above the falls of the Appomatox River on the north side near Wintopock Creek. His first wife Prudence is named in a Henrico County Deed.

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Elizabeth Anderson's Timeline

King William County, Province of Virginia
April 14, 1729
Age 29
Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Province of Virginia
December 21, 1732
Age 32
Age 61
Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Province of Virginia