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Elizabeth Presley (Thompson)

Also Known As: "Conway"
Birthplace: Kent Island, Northumberland, Virginia
Death: Died in Northumberland, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Thompson and Ursula Colclough
Wife of Edwin Conway, Gent., of Lancaster and Peter Presley, Sr
Mother of Francis Conway; Posthumous Child Conway; Ursula Neale; Elizabeth Cockrell; Mary Presley and 4 others
Sister of Sarah Willoughby; Bish Thompson and Richard Thompson
Half sister of Elizabeth Presley

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About Elizabeth Presley

21 May 1695, Lancaster Co., Virginia Edwin Conway married to Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Richard Thompson & Ursula Bishe as his 3rd wife.


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.;
  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.


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Elizabeth Presley's Timeline

Kent Island, Northumberland, Virginia
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St.. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Colony
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St Stephens Par, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St. Stephens, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
Age 24
Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia, United States
Age 28
Northumberland County, Virginia
Age 33
Blue Run, Orange, Virginia, USA
Age 41
St. Stephens, Northumberland, Virginia, USA