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James Washington

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Surry County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Northampton County, Province of North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Washington and Elizabeth Washington
Husband of Joyce Washington
Father of John Washington; James Washington; Robert Washington; Benjamin Washington; Ethelred Washington and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Lanier; Arthur Washington; Mary Hart; Priscilla Lanier; Faith Barker and 6 others
Half brother of Thomas Bailey

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About James Washington

James Washington was born in Surry County, Virginia. In 1740, he sold his land in Virginia and bought land in North Carolina, on the South side of the Meherrin River, near the site of the present town of Murfreesboro. He was a representative from Northampton County in the North Carolina General Assembly for several terms, also a Justice of the Peace, Chairman of the County Court, and vestryman. He was married about 1734 in Virginia to a Joyce Nicholson. They had six sons: James, Robert, Benjamin, John, Ethelred, and Nicholson Washington; they had four daughters: Joanna, who married Charles Thompson, Mary who married James Sandy, Elizabeth who apparently never married, and Joyce who married John Long. James Washington's will, dated December 8, 1761, probated in May Court 1766, is on file in the office of the clerk of the Superior Court at Jackson, Northampton County, North Carolina.


James Washington was born in Surry County, Virginia. In 1740, he sold his land in Virginia and bought land in North Carolina, on the South side of the Meherrin River, near the site of the present town of Murfreesboro. He was a representative from Northampton County in the North Carolina General Assembly for several terms, also a Justice of the Peace, Chairman of the County Court, and vestryman. He was married about 1734 in Virginia to a Joyce Nicholson. They had six sons: James, Robert, Benjamin, John, Ethelred, and Nicholson Washington; they had four daughters: Joanna, who married Charles Thompson, Mary who married James Sandy, Elizabeth who apparently never married, and Joyce who married John Long. James Washington's will, dated December 8, 1761, probated in May Court 1766, is on file in the office of the clerk of the Superior Court at Jackson, Northampton County, North Carolina.

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James Washington's Timeline

1693
1693
Surry County, Virginia Colony
1720
1720
Age 27
Surry County, Province of Virginia
1766
1766
Age 73
Northampton County, Province of North Carolina
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