Sally’s 5-great Grandparents:
My working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
William Moore resided in Nansemond county, Va.
He was a member of the Vestry of the Upper Parish.
He had at least three sons. He was a Capt in the militia.
His wife was probably a Lawrence.
Known Children of William Moore & Sarah Lawrence:
1. William Edward Moore 6 May 1736 – ca 1780 Nansemond Co
married Pensie Wright ca 1755 – ca 1790
2. Lawrence Moore ca 1738 – bef 1779 Hertford Co (tax list)
signed 1758 petition for the formation of Hertford Co
1761. Bertie Deed Book K, Page 366-(122). Lawrence Moore is a witness to a transfer by John (X) Duning planter of Bertie County to Samuel Duning of same. October 28, 1761. 5 Pounds North Carolina. 350 Acres which was ¬Ω of a 700 Acre Survey, on northside of Connaritsit Pocoson, joining said John Duning, Horse Pen Branch. Witnesses are Arthur Cotton, Lawrence Moore, Jones Griffin. April Court 1762. CC: John Johnston.
married [Sarah] Cotten dau of Arthur
she married 2nd Samuel Bell of NH Co
3. James Moore ca 1740 – aft 1805 Hertford Co
lived in Hertford Co 1758
married ca 1757 Marina Cotten dau. of Arthur
?Children of William Moore & Miss Ratcliffe dau of Cornelius Ratcliffe d 1762
4. ? Cornelius Moore bef 1741 –
on 12 April 1762 Cornelius Moore of Perqu. Co deeded to Joseph Copeland 198 ac formerly belonging to Cornelius Ratcliffe on the Western Branch in Isle of Wight Co, VA – Barry
5. ? Gideon Moore died 1763 Perquimans Co, NC
Some tib-bits I have found:
1704 Rents List–Nansemond county VA:
Edw’d Moore 250
1732 John Moore sold his brother William Moore (current owner 1734) 110 acres in Fork of Southern Branch of Nansemond River in Upper Parish which John Moore father to John & Wm. willed to sd. John.
Southside Virginian Vol V page 11.
Southside Virginian Vol V #1 Jan 87 Nansemond county Records by L. H. Hart After the destruction of Nansemond County records by fire at the house of Christopher Jackson, Clerk of Court, in April 1734, a commission was appointed to include William Wright and 11 others. They were to examine old legal instruments brought in to be rerecorded and take any necessary depositions to prove the validity of these items. Two reports containing abstracts of the rerecorded items are among the Colonial Records at the Public Records Office.
Reel 86 (c.0. 412/24) 1729 or 30–Edward Moore bought of William Moore land whereon said Edward now lives.
Reel 87 C.O. 412/25 16 Dec 1738–1711–John Cotton sued out a patent on southside of Cedar Swamp and assigned it to David Lewis deceased and his son David Lewis now possesses it.
1732–John Moore sold his brother William Moore (current owner) 110 acres in Fork of Southern Branch of Nansemond River in Upper Parish which John Moore father to John & Wm. willed to sd. John.
1745 21 Nov. William Moore of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County conveyed 250 acres on the head of the Southern Branch of Nansemond River to John Hare of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight. . .being part of a patent granted Thomas Mason on 29 March 1666 and part of a patent of John Bryant dated 20 April 1682. Wit: John Lawrence, William Lawrence.
1748 10 Feb William Moore and his wife Sarah of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County to John Butler of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight 170 acres on the head of the Southern Branch of Nansemond River and the boarder of the two counties with part of the land in Nansemond County (being part of a patent granted Thomas Mason on 19 March 1666) Wit: Samuel Blow, James Bridger, John Darden.
Vestry Minutes of the Upper Parish:
Early in 1750–William Coupland one of the Vestry being dead William Moor is this day Chosen a Vestryman in the room of the said Coupland. Ordered the Churchwardens give notice to the sd Moor that he appear at the next Vestry in order to be Qualified as a Vestryman, William Webb.
At a Vestry held for the upper Parish of Nansemond County at Suffolk Town the 21st Day of May 1750. . .Daniel Pugh and William Moor are appointed and sworn Churchwardens until Easter next.
July 24th 1758 William Moore is Apointed Vestry man in the room of William Hunter who has Removed out of the county.
after 23 Dec 1771 . . . Mr. Thos Norfleet is chosen a Vestryman in the room of Capt William Moore deceased.
Bradley-Edenton District NC Loose Estate Papers (1756-1806) 391. William Moore–1772–Summons to Hertford Co to William Moore excr of William Moore the elder dec,d to answer in Edenton Dist Ct Ismay Rascow & his wife Sarah for debt. Note on back. Lives in Nansemond Co. VA.
In the procession of Dec 1771
a William Moore land shares boundary with David Meade, Thos Gwin, and Wm Copeland.
A William Moore’s land shares boundaries with Saml Cahoon, Peter Butler, John McCleaney, and James Pierce.