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Richard Whitehead

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Gloucester, VA
Death: circa 1701 (54-70)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Damazine Thomasin
Father of Mary Ryan

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About Richard Whitehead

Uplands hall

  1. ID: I0846
  2. Name: Richard WHITEHEAD
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 1639 in Gloucester, VA
  5. Death: 1701 in VA
  6. Note:
   Valentine Papers (;
   Lawrence Smith, surveyor of Gloucester Co., & York Co., posts notice at the Court House that he is bound on voyage for England and appoints Richard Whitehead of Gloucester Co. as surveyor during his absence. June 24, 1686.
   Virginia Heraldica ( :
   Whitehead of King William County, VA.
   Arms -- Azure on a chevron between three buglehorns or, three martlets of the field.
   Crest -- Celestial crown or, a buglehorn between two wings.
   These arms appear on a wax seal of a deed of Richard Whitehead of Gloucester County to William Beck of New Kent for 5,000 acres of land that was granted to Whitehead Oct, 1673. The deed is dated June, 1699.
   Another wax impression is on a deed of Philip Whitehead of King William County, gent., and his wife Elizabeth, to Edmund Berkeley of Gloucester County, for 2,000 acres in King William County.
   These 2,000 acres were part of a patent of 5,000 acres granted to Richard Whitehead in Oct 1699.
   Philip acquired part of the 2,000 acres as a gift from Richard, and part of the 2,000 acres by Will of Richard Whitehead.
   Richard Whitehead's will dated May 13, 1701.
   The deed recorded Nov 1707.
   These deeds and others like them are privately owned, and disclose that Richard Whitehead lived in Gloucester County in 1699 and had 2 children: Philip of King William, and Mary who married before 1698 to Philip Ryan of King and Queen County, and had a son Whitehead Ryan.
   The arms on the seal are those of Whitehead, Lancashire, Eng.
Richard Whitehead

1. RICHARD WHITEHEAD Born Abt. 1639. He was of 'Upland Hall' in Lancashire, England. He died 1701 in Parish of Abingdon, Glouchester Co., Va. He married DAMAZINE / THOMASIN / DAMASINE Abt. 1660 in Va?.


From Broderbunds Genealogies of Virginia Families V, R-Z, The Whitehead Family in Southern Virginia:

    "Richard Whitehead, in the period 1673-99, received large grants of land in Gloucester, New Kent, King and Queen, and Rappahannock Counties. One of his land grants was for 2,000 acres in consideration of having brought 400 persons into the colony.  There is frequent record of this Richard.  He was a prominent man in intimate touch with influential people in England, and from the seals on a number of deeds which are still extant, it is evident that he was a member of the prominent Whitehead family of "Uplands Hall", Lancashire, England.  His son Philip was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1723-4.  Owing to the destruction of the records in Gloucester and King William Counties, there is apparently no certain record either as to this Richard's immediate ancestors nor to his descendants beyond Philip."

"The Complete Book of Emigrants (from England) - 1661-1699" by Peter Wilson Coldham 973.0042, pg 336

     "May 1679, Probate of will of Mary Whitehead, of Binfield, Berkshire, whose son, Richard Whitehead, was in VA"

Mecklenburg Co., VA Deeds

Sept 10, 1767 to Benjamin Whitehead ( - - at James Parish's corner pine in Miller's line - - )

From FHC IGI Microfiche VA - Batch #8827105

Richard Whitehead - born 1767 in Southampton Co., VA.

Parents: William Whitehead and Patience Boykin

From FHC IGI Microfiche VA - Batch #7220908

Record type: Will

Richard Whitehead - relative of John Whitehead. May 22, 1814, Southampton Co., VA



Information from Margaret Whitehead Rhyne, Feb 20, 1997

2604 Woodland Drive

Maryville, TN 37803

(423) 982-1694

"Damazine's name has been spelled Damasine, and also spelled Thomasine"



ii. MARY WHITEHEAD, b. Abt. 1660, King William City, King William, VA ?; d. Aft.

                 1700 She married  Philip Ryan Abt. 1680 in VA ?.

iii. DAMAZINE WHITEHEAD, b. Bet. 1660 - 1680, VA; m. RICHARD ALLARD.

iv. PHILIP WHITEHEAD, b. Bet. 1660 - 1680, of King William Co., Va; d. 1747,

                  VA   He married ELIZABETH Abt. 1690 in VA ?
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Gloucester, VA
Age 62
Gloucester Co, VA