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John Carraway, Sr

Also Known As: "Caroway"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Calne, Wiltshire, England
Death: June 15, 1669 (49)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Carraway and Dorcas Mira Carraway
Husband of Ann Elizabeth Carraway and Joane Carraway
Father of Mary Elizabeth Poteet; John Carraway, II and Elizabeth Carraway

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About John Carraway, Sr

View Tree for John Carraway, Sr.John Carraway, Sr. (b. 1619, d. Bet. 1666 - 1669) John Carraway, Sr. was born 1619 in York, Yorkshire, England, and died Bet. 1666 - 1669 in Norfolk, VA. He married Ann Foster on 31 July 1650 in Lower Norfolk County, VA, daughter of Richard Foster and Dorcas.

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Birth: 1620, York Co., England Death: 1669, Norfolk Co., VA

Partnership with: Ann FOSTER Marriage: 1650, Norfolk Co., VA

1. John1 Carraway, Sr. was born 1620 in ?York, N. Yorkshire, England?, and died 1669 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia (Now Virginia Beach, Virginia). He married Ann Foster July 31, 1650 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, daughter of Richard Foster and Anne ?. She was born 1620 in ?England?, and died 1692 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia (Now Virginia Beach, Virginia).\\\\

Notes for John Carraway, Sr.: Arrived to America, October 24, 1635, and married the Relic of "Roger Williamson". Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. Believed to have been born in York, North Yorshire County, this has not been proven as of 10/31/99. Mr. Glenn Carraway believes that he may have been born Wiltshire County, England.

More About John Carraway, Sr.: Burial: Unknown, Lower, Norfork County, Virginia Cemetery Name: Lynhaven Parish Church Cemetery

In another account Ann and John were both said to be brought over as indentured servants by John Sidney in 1644. They all settled in Lynhaven Parish of Lower Norfolk Co., which eventually became Princess Anne.

On Dec. 15, 1654 a petition was presented to the Lower Norfolk Court by 24 citizens praying that "some speedy Course may be taken to procure an able Minister..."(Cf Virginia Antiquities Vol 3, page 29)

Among the signers were John Carraway, Richard Foster, Lancaster Lovett and Edward Cannon. Foster was Carraway's father-in-law. His grandson, also John Carraway, married Elizabeth Cannon. Lancaster Lovett was the husband of Mary Carraway, the sister of John Carraway II.

The first Carraway in this country was said to be Jon or John. He is reported by some to have arrived in VA in the 1630's.

In 1642 Christopher Boyce patented 2000 acres at Peankatanke R. for transporting many settlers, among them Jon Carraway, Jon Williams, Edmund Porter, Jr. and Sr. and John Porter Jr. and Sr, Elizabeth Flowerdieu, Thomas Kemp and John Nemmo. (Most of these people settled in Lower Norfolk Co. near the Elizabeth River.

Another authority puts it at 1644: 1644 John Sydney, gent., patented 200 acres in Lower Norfolk on north side of E. Branch of Elizabeth River for the transportation of four persons: John Carraway, John Clarke, Ann Robinson and Elizabeth Flowerdieu.

John was thought to have been born ca 1619 in York, Yorkshire, England (other authorities say Lacock, England), and died ca 1669 in Lower Norfolk Co. He lived in what later became Princess Anne VA and married Anne Foster Williams(on) (1620-92), widow of Roger Williamson, in 1650 in Lower Norfolk Co., VA. Only one son survived from this union, John Carraway II. (In 1667 Bartholomew Hoskins of Princess Anne, but now resident of Currituck, NC sold a slave to "John Carraway, Sr., husband of Step-Daughter Anne Foster Williamson Carraway".)

In England Bartholomew Hoskins had married Dorcus Foster, a widow with 2 small children. These two small children seem to have been Richard and Anne. In 1635 Richard Foster came with Bartholomew Hoskins on the Safety. He was Hoskins' stepson, and he appears to be John Carraway's brother-in-law.

In 1652 John Carrowaye witnessed the will of William Moseley Elder. The will mentions a tract of land Moseley bought of George Kempe.

John Carraway probably died by 1666 because his widow appears in a law suit that year. However his estate was ordered to be appraised by William Hancock, Arthur Moseley, Thomas V. Ivey and George Kemp in 1669. (History of Southern Families by Boddie, Vol 6, p27 [courtesy of Ann Overton])

The known children of John Carraway (I) were: 1. Elizabeth b. 1651; md William Nichols in 1671. 2. Mary b. 1657; md Lancaster Lovett in 1677. 3. John 1652-1728

John Carraway 2 (ca 1652-1728) lived in Princess Anne Co. About 1674 he married Ann Kemp, daughter of George Kemp and Mary Lovett (other authorities say Mary Hutchinson).

In the will of Thomas JEFFERSON, grandfather to "The Thomas JEFFERSON", Ann (KEMPE) CARRAWAY, wife of John, II, was to receive one pound sterling for the purchase of a mourning ring, a common custom of those days for a grandfather. John and Ann may have named their fifth son after him. (This by courtesy of Carraway researcher Lewis McCloud.)

The children of John and Anne Kemp Carraway were John, Richard, James, Ann, Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Mary and Dinah.

John 3 (1675-1719); died in VA. Richard died in 1710 in VA. James died in 1761 in Princess Anne. (Other authorities say this James went to Craven with brothers Thomas and William.) Ann and Elizabeth are both said to have a married a Whitehurst. (Some sources say that Elizabeth Ann was a single daughter) A Whitehurst was an early settler in Craven Co. NC. Mary married John Lovett

The other three children: William, Thomas and Dinah (wife of Benedictus Horsington) went to Craven Co. NC, shortly after the death of their father. Between 1729 and 1732 they acquired land, largely on the north shore of the Neuse River below New Bern (in what later became Pamlico Co.) and also disposed of property they had in Princess Ann.

1716 In Deed Book 3 of Princess Anne Co. on p 35 John Carroway Sr. and wife Ann made a deed of gift of 100 acres each to sons Thomas, William and James at Bowin's River witnesses: Richard Corbet and Mary Canon This Mary Cannon was perhaps the mother-in-law of John Carraway III.

More About John Carraway, Sr.: Court Abstract: 1659, Age 40, Deposition, Norfolk County, VA.62

More About John Carraway, Sr. and Ann Foster: Marriage: 31 July 1650, Lower Norfolk County, VA.

Children of John Carraway, Sr. and Ann Foster are:

  1. +John Carraway, Jr., b. 1653, Lynn Haven Parish, Lower, Virginia, d. 02 October 1728, Princess Anne, Virginia.
  2. +Mary Carraway, b. Abt. 1657, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, d. Abt. 1708, Princess Anne County, Virginia.
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John Carraway, Sr's Timeline

October 12, 1619
Wiltshire, England
Age 22
Age 23
Virginia, United States
April 17, 1653
Age 33
Lynn Haven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia
June 15, 1669
Age 49
Norfolk, Virginia, United States