William Jennings & Mary

Sally’s 7-great Grandparents:

William Jennings ca 1626 – 1688
& ca 1648 Mary unknown
Of North Carolina.

He owned a large plantation about 4 miles above Elizabeth City at the mouth of Sawyer’s Creek.
During the Culpepper Rebellion [1677] he was the custodian of Thomas Miller, collector of customs.

William Jennings was born about 1626.
About 1648 he married Mary (think we have located her last name, but still working on that).
In 1635, William Jennings arrived in the “colonies” (Virginia at the time).
e-mail from Gloria Jennings Berry

from Ye Countie of Albemarle p. 46:
1657 Wm Jennings patented 350 acres in Surry Co, VA
1663 Wm Jennings patented 550 acres on New Begun Creek in the Albemarle Settlement.
1672 member of the Governor’s Council
1677 member of the Assembly
1677 leader in Culpepper’s Rebellion
1679 referred to as “old Wm. Jennings”
the house was at ye upper end of Pasquotank River
1687/88 his will dated 24 Jan from Pasquotank, was probated in April.

Children of William Jennings:
1. Ann Jennings 1650 – bef 1721
married bef 1687 Thomas Barecock
2. John Jennings 1652 – died 1718
Will signed
13 Aug 1718 and proved June 16, 1720, court records.

[given the longest gun in his father’s will]
married first wife [mother of his children]

married last Ann died 1720
(she appears to have at least three previous marriages)
note from Gloria Jennings Berry
3. daughter

married bef 1687 Ralph Garrot
[left the gun he bought of Captain Gillam]

Grandchildren of William Jennings:

Children of Thomas Barecock & Ann Jennings:
1. Sarah Barecock alive Jan 1721/22
married before 1 Jan 1721/22 John Sanderlin
2. William Barecock
Will 5 Mar 1730/31 pro. July Ct 1731

married before 1 Jan 1721/22 Jane Peggs
3. Thomas Barecock
4. Elizabeth Barecock
married ere 1 Jan 1721/22 John Upton
5. Priscilla Barecock
married before 1 Jan 1721/22 Thomas Gregory
a. William Gregory
i. Lovey Gregory
4th gr grandmother of Jamie
6. Margaret Barecock
married before 1 Jan 1721/22 Richard Gregory
7. Rebekah Barecock
married before 1 Jan 1721/22 James Forbes
8. Martha Barecock
married before 1 Jan 1721/22 John Forbes
9. daughter ?dec’ before 1 Jan 1721/22
who was the mother of Margaret Davis

Children of John Jennings [died 1718 Pasquotank]:
1. William Jennings
2. Mary Jennings
married bef 1718 Sawyer
a. Caleb Sawyer
i. Dempsey Sawyer
4th gr grandfather of Jamie
3. Elizabeth Jennings
married bef 1718 Reding

Children of Ralph Garrot:

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