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John Kimbrough, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: 1715 (74-75)
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Kimbrough and Kimbrough
Husband of Sarah Kimbrough; Margaret Kimbrough (Buckley) and Mary Kimbrough
Father of Thomas Kimbrough; Major Kimbrough; Nathaniel Buckley Kimbrough; Margaret Kimbrough; Benjamin Kimbrough and 7 others

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About John Kimbrough, Sr.

1600's - John Kimbrough, the colonist came to Port Tobacco, Maryland in the 1600's as a very young man from Wales, via London, England and Captain Cook's ship. He was accompanied by his two brothers, Marmaduke and Thomas; Marmaduke was killed soon after arrival, and there is no record of Thomas, so it is assumed that he died of natural causes in Maryland.

Sources: Kimbrough Family Newsletter; Kimbrough VA13 KKGQ III,3,15-21, ms Ardery

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During the life of John Kimrough, 1640 to 1716, the British and French were at war, the English Parliment granted freedom of religion to Protestants and the French and Indian War occured in the Colonies.

John was born in 1640 in the United Kingdom and married Mary Douglas in 1660 before immigrating to the Colonies.

The first record of the Kimbrough family to be found in the early Virginia records is that of John Kimbrough. It appears in the Virginia Land Patent books and is spelled "Kimbrow" and "Kimbro" in the first patent to John Kimbrough. In all of the Virginia records, this name always eventually becomes Kimbrough.

In 1685 John Kimbrough, William Winston and John Longworthy jointly patented fifteen hundred acres of land in the Pamunkey Neck. A 1699 court decision confirmed John Kimbrough's and William Winston's patent. Longworthy had died without heirs, and his sharewas distributed to John Kimbrough and William Winston.

A Virginia Land Patent, dated April 20, 1687, granted to John Kimbrow of the county of New Kent, Planter, a tract four hundred seventy five acres adjoining the llines of Stephen Tarelten and Colonel Ludwell. This land was granted for the transportation of twelve persons into the Colony of Virginia. The names of all the emigrants are not clear. The name of John and Mary Kimbro are legible.

Land patents indicate that John Kimbrough returned to England several times and organized small groups of emigrants and paid their passage to Virginia receiving land singly and jointly with William Winston.

Head Rights were traded and borrowed, apparently, as tobacco was. On one occasion he repaid twelve Head Rights and later fifteen Head Rights to William Byrd.

At a Vestry held in St. Peter's Parish June 13,1702, the following is shown: "Upon the petition of upper inhabitants of this Parish, presented by John Kimbrough, James Nuchols, and Rihard Corley, ordered a new church be built upper side of Michump Creek, adjoining King's Road, forty feet by twenty feet, framed and planked like the Upper Church. Mr. John Kimbrough assures the Vestry that he will give two acres convenient to said road and timber for same. John Kimbrough Jr. was contractor for construction of the church. John Kimborugh's adjoining plantation was later sold as a glebe to the hurch. His home was large enough to accomodate the parishoners while the church was being built.

Records show that John Kimbrough Senior and Junior were still living in the New Kent County as late as 1714. Here we run into a blank period which extends up to 1731.

The Kimbroughs came with money and continued large land holders for a number of years until they moved to North Carolina, where they also appeared as land owners. Tennesee was once classed as Western North Carolina.

The Kimbrough lines clearly run from New Kent, King William and Hanover on into other counties of Virginia. There is no doubt about the descent.

The above excerpts, largely from a report of a Richmond, Virginia genealogist, confirm the prior conviction of Kimbrough ancestry in America.

Written and presented by Felix A. Kimbrough

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John left Maryland in 1676 and is found the same year in New Kent Co., Virginia. Granted a pension by the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1680 which he recieved until 1714. The speculation is that he was wounded and became lame fighting against the Bacon Rebellion.

His date of death is between Dec 1715 and 3 April 1716

Source: pp. 242 - 244 The Kenan family: Kimbrough

Was about 21 years of age when he arrived in America.

Source: History of the Carlock family : Kimbrough

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FROM KIMBROUGH GENEALOGICAL QUARTERLY-VOL 1, NUMBER 1 (August, 1963)

It appears Colonist John Kimbrough coined a name for himself and his descendants, or the name became altered beyond current recognition by the language and educational difficulties experienced during the colonial days.

Legend has it that John Kimbrough arrived in the Colonies about 1666 with a wife, Mary, said to have been a Douglas and children John, Jr., Marmaduke and Jane, in the company of a Robert Douglas.

John Kimbrough is found in Maryland from 1667 to 1676 in numerous court records. He is first found in Port Tobacco, Maryland. He is late found at St. Maries (Mary's). He appartently left Port Tobacco prior to 1673 as there is found a land transfer of that date stating the land was formerly held by John Kimberely. No records have been found to show Kimberely is a variant spelling of Kimbrough, but the absence of records to the contrary and sparsity of population leads to this belief. He left Maryland sometime in 1676. He is next found in New Kent County, VA in that same year.


FROM KIMBROUGH GENEALOGICAL QUARTERLY-VOL 1, NUMBER 1 (August, 1963) It appears Colonist John Kimbrough coined a name for himself and his descendants, or the name became altered beyond current recognition by the language and educational difficulties experienced during the colonial days. Legend has it that John Kimbrough arrived in the Colonies about 1666 with a wife, Mary, said to have been a Douglas and children John, Jr., Marmaduke and Jane, in the company of a Robert Douglas. John Kimbrough is found in Maryland from 1667 to 1676 in numerous court records. He is first found in Port Tobacco, Maryland. He is late found at St. Maries (Mary's). He apparently left Port Tobacco prior to 1673 as there is found a land transfer of that date stating the land was formerly held by John Kimberely. No records have been found to show Kimberely is a variant spelling of Kimbrough, but the absence of records to the contrary and sparse of population leads to this belief. He left Maryland sometime in 1676. He is next found in New Kent County, VA in that same year.

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"He is said to have had three ch when he came to America. However, Rear Admiral J. W. Kimbrough has cited in Md. Index of Early Settlers, Liber 4, Folio 204, a record dated 1659 Jan 22, showing that Capt. Miles Cook, of London, pursuant to a contract made the previous year, demanded land rights for transporting 13 men and women of British descent, including John Kember, 'to seat a Plantation etc.' If this is John Kimbrough, he was probably married after he arrived in America.

"Adm. Kimbrough also cited Md. wills of John Kimber (1733) and Thomas Kimber (1722)."

From Early Kimbroughs and Some of Their Descendants, Synthese of Kimbrough Data by F. Tom Carson.

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Extracted from: COLONIAL DAMES: The Parish Register of Saint Peter's, New Kent County, Virginia from 1680 to 1787; Copyright, 1904, by The Colonial Dames; Reprinted 1989 by the Genealogical Publishing Company for the Clearfield Co., Baltimore, MD, USA

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Notes: The Parish Register of St. Peter's has no page numbers, but the transcribers assigned numbers to the appropriate pages.

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These records are public domain.

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In some cases, where records were damaged, the [compiler has] given an approximate probable date of the event, based on the surrounding records.

--- p. 1: BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS

p. 18: Bulkley son of Jno Kimbriell senr by Margt natin Nov. 17, 1699. [Kimbrough, Kimbrow]

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p. 19 Major son of John Kimburrow baptised 2 Jan, 1703/4. [Kimbrough, Kimbrow]

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p. 18: Rebecka daut of Jno Kimbriell Jur by Eliz. born ye 10 August, 1699. [Kimbrough, Kimbrow]

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p. 19: John Kimburrow son of Jno Kimborow Jur bapt. 21 Dec., 1701.

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Mary daut of Jno Kimburrow Jur borne ye 30 Jany., 1703/4.


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John Kimbrough, Sr.'s Timeline

1640
1640
Scotland, United Kingdom
1661
1661
Middlesex County, Virginia
1663
1663
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1666
1666
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1668
1668
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1669
1669
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1672
1672
Maryland, USA
1679
1679
Maryland, USA
1690
1690