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John Witt

Also Known As: "John Whytt", "Whitt", "Whytt"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Charles City, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Whytt and Unknown wife of Robert Whytt
Husband of Elizabeth Witt and Ann Witt
Father of John Witt, Il; William 'Guillaume' Witt; Littlebury Witt; Charles Whitt; Edward Witt and 3 others

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About John Witt

John Witt , b. 1645, d. 1715, Charles City Co., VA; m. 1669, Albemarle, Charles City, VA to Ann Daux , daughter of Walter  & Mary (Unknown)(Plaine) Daux , b. ca. 1650, Charles City, VA.

John  & Ann (Daux) Witt  had six (6) children:

  1. 1.       "Guillaume" William Witt , b. 1675; d. 13 Jun 1754, "Roseland", Charlottesville, Albermarle Co., VA; bur. 13 Jun 1754, St. Anne Parish, Albemarle Co., VA; m. ca. 1700, Henrico Co., VA to Elizabeth Mary Daux
  2. 2.       John Witt II , b. 1671/1675[iii], Charles City , Goochland , Virginia ; d. aft. 1742-1751[iv], Goochland Co., VA  
  3. 3.       William Whitt Witt , b. 1675, Pays D’Avnis, La Rochere, France[v] or 1676, Charles City Co., VA; d. 25 Apr 1754[vi], St. Anne Albemarle, VA[vii]; m. 1708, France to Mary Elizabeth Daux[viii], daughter of Walter & Mary (Unknown) Daux, b. ca. 1710[ix], France; d. 1741, St. Anne Albemarle, VA[x].  
  4. 4.       Charles Witt , b. ca. 1685, Albemarle , VA  
  5. 5.       Edward Witt , b. ca. 1695, Albemarle , VA or 1685, Charles City , Charles City , Virginia  
  6. 6.       Littlebury Witt , b. 1683-1695, Albemarle , VA  
  7. 7.       Richard Olney Witt , b. 1705, Albemarle , VA [xi]  
  8. 8.       Richard Witt[xii] , b. 1680-1690, Goochland, VA[xiii]; d. 1769, Butte, NC[xiv]; m. to Elizabeth Liptrot, daughter of Edmund & Rachel (Unknown) Liptrot, b. ca. 1704.


  • DNA research is a useful adjunct to traditional genealogical research. Through the combination of Y-DNA testing and Witt/Whitt family genealogical research provided by the W(h)itt Surname Project, we were able to determine that my husband’s immigrant “Witt” ancestor was John Witt/Whitt, who was born in 1645 in Herefordshire, England. (
  • No reason to believe that William Witt  (d1754) and his brother John Witt, Jr (d before 1751) came from England. Every reason to believe that they were sons of immigrant John Witt /Whitt  and Ann Daux  who were married after 1670 in Charles City Co., VA, per court records. Further, importation of John Witt to the Charles City County area supported by Land Patents.
  • No documentation to support the old Witt tradition which has been published in books, such as
  • * 1. Vol. IV, "Compendium of American Genealogy,” by Virkus.
  • * 2. Vol. 2, " Virginia Soldiers of 1776,"by Burgess
  • * 3. Year Book No. 1 published in 1924 by The Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.


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John Witt's Timeline

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Age 14
Virginia Colony
Age 30
Charles City, Virginia
Age 35
Charles City, Virginia
Age 38
Age 40
Charles Stadt, VA, USA
Age 40
Age 45
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Age 70
Charles City, Virginia