New Kent County, Virginia

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Charles Babb

Seeking information on James Babb b. abt 1716 M. abt 1736 Catherine Rogers d/o Richard Rogers. Male children of James and Catherine believed to have been Christopher b. 7 Oct 1736, William b. abt 1741, m. Tabitha. Moses b. abt 1751, and John b. abt 1752.

Any information would be greatly appreciated, but leads to on-line accessible records would be especially helpful.

Talley Bailey

Looking for Samuel Bailey family information from New Kent Co., Virginia. He owned the Bailey's Mill - Crump's Mill. This mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in New Kent Co.  I believe Samuel is a descendant of Edmund Bailey of New Kent Co. Trying to locate unpublished manuscript titled "Bailey's Mill-Crump's Mill" written by Jackie Pommeroy of Providence Forge that has genealogy of Samuel Bailey.

Randy Dickinson

Looking for any members of the Bailey family of King William/New Kent Counties?  Any knowledge of associations between the Bailey and Parke families and any knowledge of either of the two Parke Baileys?  Any information of any relationship between the Baileys and the Madisons?  What was the origin of the usage of the Madison name among the Baileys

Cary Perkins

I am looking for the ancestors of John Watson who married Mary Bigger, the daughter of William Bigger and his unknown wife.

I am also very interested in any information on the unknown wife of William Bigger, born in New Kent Co. 28 Jan. 1680. His mother was Martha Woodward Bigger Macon West.


Judi Marks

I am looking for information on Richard Crump, born about 1801. I believed he and his brothers Eli, Beverly and Joseph went to Kentucky to settle down. Richard had married Nancy McCarty in 1823 and had 13 children.


Debbie Spear 

I am researching a George Dudley, born in 1715 in England. I just recently figured out that he is my 7th great grandfather. This George Dudley came from England in 1733, per the site there is an immigrant type of record and I found records showing him indentured for 4 yrs as follows:

George Dudley 4 yrs Indentured upon arrival
Added by debogrspr on 26 Feb 2009
The Valentine Papers, Vol. 1-4, 1864-1908 Randolph Family Goochland County Records George Dudley , Labourer, a servant to Isham Randolph of the Co. of Goochland for four years ending 4, of February 1737/8 , in satisfaction for the time of servitude due from the sd. Dudley , he doth agree to make for the sd. Isham Randolph one hundred thousand bricks and to set and burn them as they ought to be for use to enclose a garden with a double ditch of 300 feet square to pave with pebble stone a couch house, hen house, mill house and well house and to make for Richard Randolph 1400 bricks and to set and burn them as they ought to be for use, and then to be set free, reserving to himself his freedom dues, to which agreement we the subscribers desire the Courts approbation and pray that it may be recorded. June 30, 1736 . Ibid, p. 259.

I have added the above to my site, having come across it in my miscellaneous searches on I show he died in 1791, in Butts Georgia. I am trying to go, now to England, to find who his family is. I can identify family names, which his children bear that match those names of families already present in Kent Co., VA and the surrounding areas. These said families came to America in the 1600's. It looks like the children could be cousins, maybe distant to the already present families. I have a feeling He is related to these other Dudley families because of where he first came to in America and so forth. The search has become quite confusing due to lack of confirming data as to who belongs to whom. Can you offer any advice or confirming data as to who comes from whom in England? Is there a reasonably accurate source available for the families concerned.
My family tree in is: O'Grady Family 3 Tree

Please feel free to look at my site if you need. you will see the children's names there.

Linda Banwarth

Interested in corresponding with anyone researching the family of Thomas Edwards of St. Peter's Parish who had a son, Charles, recorded in the register as born 26 January 1726/7. 


Barbara Gillespie

I am trying to find the location of some land that my Grand Uncle and Grandmother owned in New Kent county. I believe the original land was purchased around 1900.  Robert or Charles Hall.


I am trying to locate any information on the Frances Hester family. I know that they went to St Peter’s Parish, but I am trying to find the will of Samuel Hester, and he moved to Kentucky during the early 1800’s, but went back and forth.  



Looking for Hylton's (the spelling in England) changed to Hilton in Va. have connection to St. Peter's Parish. Baptized and buried in the Parish Church according to vestry book records.

Went there and searched tombstones and found none. Names are John Hilton landowner in 1704 of 50 acres, don't know where. John married Elizabeth?? abt. 1690 and he died  abt. 1725 near St. Peter's Parish in New Kent, Co. They had nine children: Mary, Elizabeth, George, Anne, Bridgett, Ruth, John Jr., Mary (2nd child named Mary) and Frances.

All of them are listed as being baptized and buried there. Births are from 1691 to 1715  and deaths from 1709 to burials in the church until 1719. The "Hilton's" then moved westward into Goochland Co, Fork Church (Fork Union) towards Bedford ending up in Russell, Patrick, Buchanan Co and others. ANY info on earlier Hilton's would be appreciated, I have a Tom and Hugh listed on the Colonial report in 1622-23, don't know if they are related, how can I find out? I know the records for the county have been all but destroyed thru fires, are there ANY left to be able to connect or locate lands, wills, estates etc? thank you so much for any help or advise you can lend. 

Deanna (Hooper) Baumgardner

James, William, John, Thomas and Obadiah HOOPER.  I believe this family migrated from New Kent to Hanover County. Any help appreciated. 


Vicky McMath

I am seeking any information on the Kimbrough family that lived there in the early 1700s. Father was John Kimbrough and mother Elizabeth Bradley. They had at least one son, Thomas Kimbrough. Grandfather was also John Kimbrough, a member of St. Paul's Parish and he died in 1716. His wife was Mary Douglas

Winifred Miller

I am trying to find a marriage of Robert Lancaster married to Mary Mallory.  Mary may be the daughter of Thomas Mallory, Jr. and unk wife.  Robert was born c. 1720, died 1817 St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia. Robert's father was Richard Lancaster and unk.

William Lancaster born 17 Nov. 1746 in Hanover County, VA married Mary Polly Webb.  Looking for a marriage date.  William died 4 Nov. 1843 in Switzerland County, Indiana.  He married twice.

This Lancaster Line goes back to Gowen (Gowin, Owen) Lancaster that arrived in Virginia 4 July 1635 on the ship "Transport".


Alice Parker

Looking for info about:
Richard Parker, b. 1677 Parker's Creek, New Kent, Virginia, d. 1752
Daniel Parker, b. 1700 New Kent, Virginia ; d. 1781
Mary Farlee, b.1700 New Kent, Virginia
Isaac Parker, b. 1725 Gates, North Carolina
Daniel Parker, b. 1750 Virginia.; d. 1848 Jefferson, IN


Amy Ivy Parkinson

I am trying to locate a cemetery mentioned in "Old New Kent County, Some Account of The Planters, Plantations, and Places in New County". The Parkinson Family Cemetery is supposed to be located on or near the New Kent Co Airport. Do you know if it is still there or if it is possible to visit?


Emma Ward

I am trying to find James Patrick Pierson, b. 1763? Died 10-12-1865 in Scott Co., Va.  He appears on a parish record. When he was about 17, he married a Mary Polly Law or Long.  Any info would be very helpful.  I hope to find out where he came from.


I am researching the POWER Family in Bedford, Pittsylvania and New Kent Counties. James POWER died in Bedford Co., in 1807/8. His widow was Elizabeth (QUARLES?) POWER. It has been found that James POWER migrated from New Kent County to Bedford ca. 1805. There were 7 children from this union: Mary md. John W. AYERS, Elizabeth Q. md. George W. SAUNDERS, Nancy Ann md. James Campbell ARTHUR, Sarah W. md. John PAYNE. Janetta F. md. John WRIGHT; all marriages were in Bedford Co. Two sons: Rev. John W. POWER md. Elizabeth Malone GLASS and William W. POWER md. Mary Bright STARKEY both married and resided in Pittsylvania Co. Some, if not all of the James Power children were born in New Kent County. Some of the other families mentioned above also came from New Kent. I will be glad to exchange info on any of these families, especially POWER and QUARLES.
Craig C. Emerson
5816 S. Mills Manor Ct.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407


Patricia Meadows

One of my great, greats.... was Thomas Sandidge (sp) born abt 1691 in New Kent, Virginia.  He married Francis Chappel who was born in 1695 in Albermarle County, Virginia. Supposedly they married 20 Feb 1711 in St. Paul's Parish, New Kent.

I've been unable to find any documentation for this outside of some info on  Are there any documents available?  Such as birth certificate, marriage, will.  Is there a charge for copies if this is so?  Any other interesting facts on these two? I'd appreciate any help you can provide.


Looking for information on Thomas Smith, Gentlemen and his wife, Mary.  They appear in the Saint Peter's Parish Vestry Book.  I am descended from their son, David Smith, born 1 March 1698/99 located on Page 35.


Judy Earley

I am looking for information on Samuel Snead (b. 1609, England) who with his wife, Alice, came to New Kent Co., Virginia in 1635.


Angela Smit

Researching RICHARDSON TAYLOR, born about 1755-1760, in Va. Lived in the Richmond area in late 1700s, served in the Revolutionary War; married three times: Ann Page Shields; Tabitha Womock, and Lucy Carter. Had one daughter by Ann Page Shields: Mary, born 1799. The Taylor family moved to Russellville, Logan Co. Ky. about 1810. Mary Taylor married Lilbourn Wright in 1819; lived briefly in 1820 in Mo., moved back to Logan Co. Ky. Two children born: Susana E. Wright (married Alfred Rice Hockersmith) and Benjamin Franklin Wright (married Elizabeth Ann Lee). Lilbourn died about 1833. Richardson Taylor died Dec. 1834, left a family (who were they=1 son and 3 or 4 daughters). Mary Taylor Wright moved with her children to Saline Co. Arkansas, about 1835/1836.


Joan Brown

I am looking for information about Abner Walker and his family. According to US Census Abner was born about 1825. He resided in Ware Creek, New Kent, Virginia, with his wife Mary F. maiden name unknown she was born about 1836 in Virginia . I believe Abner died about 1895, but I do not have any documentation. I am seeking Abner birth and death date, his parent names and his wife maiden name.


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