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1736/01/08 Philemon Cavenough ("Philmeon Cavender", “Philemon Cavenaugh”? & "Philemon Cavender"?) was granted a Patent on January 8, 1736 for 535 acres of land located in the forks of Rappahanock River (“Rappahannock River”? & “Rappahonnock River”?) and westward of Shennando River (“Shenandoah River”?), probably in Northumberland County, Virginia in what is known as the Northern Neck of Virginia and which now comprises the counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland. (NOTE: See subsequent entries regarding land purchases of Philemon Caverner (“Philemon Cavender”?, “Philemon Cavenough”? & “Philemon Cavenaugh”?) and Charles Cavener (“Charles Cavender”?, “Charles Cavenough”? & “Charles Cavenaugh”?) adjacent the Rappahannock River from the years1719 to 1730. 326 & 381

1736/03/01 Arthur Calvin ("Arthur Cavender"?) married Frances Poets ("Francis Poets"?) in Boston, Suffolk County Massachusetts. 306
1736/04/07 John Cavender, a nailer in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts purchased from Josiah Wood late of Middleborp, Massachusetts and then of Rochester, Massachusetts, a 2/3 part of two 100 acre lots laid out to the right of attorney, Thomas Prince, in South Purchase and containing 60 acres which he had previously bought from Chervils Bennett (“Corvelius Bennett”?).259
1736/04/04 Bryan Caveny ("Bryon Cavender", "Brian Cavender"?, "Bryant Cavender"?, "Bryan Cavender"? & "Brian Cavender"?) was living in Talbot County, Maryland as a shoemaker and mortgaged to Robert Goldsborough, Gentleman, one gray mare and livestock to secure a debt to be paid before May 10, 1737.393
1736/05/14 Thomas Bevill was granted a license by the Court of Amelia County, Virginia to keep an "Ordinary" (i.e. tavern) at his own house. The Court set the prices as follows: New England rum, 5 shilling/gallon (1 s/gal. in 1740); Barbados and other Western Islands rum, 10 shillings/gallon; French brandy, 20 shillings/gallon (15 s/gal. in 1740); Medera wine, 2 shillings and 6 pence/quart; strong beer, 1 shilling and 6 pence/quart bottle; Virginia cyder ("cider"?), 6 pence/quart; rum punch made of loaf sugar, 1 shilling and 3 pence/quart; rum punch made of brown sugar, 1 shilling/quart; dinner for 1 person, 1 shilling (10 pence in 1740); breakfast, 7 pence and one-half penny (6 pence in 1740); lodging, 7 pence and one-half penny; Indian corn, 4 pence/gallon(6 pence in 1740); and, stableage or pasturage for 24 hours, 6 pence.CDB-15
1736/05/xx John Cavender, then a Nailer in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, sued Samuel Thomas for non-payment of an account.299
1736/09/08 James Hurt of King William County, Virginia for the sum of 6 pounds and 10 shillings, purchased 1253 acres of land in Amelia County, Virginia which was located on the lower South Fork of Stocks Creek adjacent to lands then owned by Thomas Pruit and Paulin Anderson.Pat Bk 17, pp 178
1736/10/13 Paulin Anderson of King and Queen County, Virginia for the sum of 2 pounds, purchased 400 acres of land located in Amelia County, Virginia on the upper South Horsepen Fork of Stocks Creek.Pat Bk 17, pp 181 On the same date, William Wood of King and Queen County, Virginia purchased 400 acres of land located in Amelia County, Virginia on both sides of the South Fork of Stocks Creek and adjacent to lands then owned by Paulen Anderson (“Paulin Anderson”?), John Dawson and Thomas Wingo.Pat Bk 17, pp 183 At this particular point in time, Paulin Andeerson had one overseer named Richard Jones and one slave named Frank.
1736 (1) Philemon Cavenaugh ("Philmeon Cavanaugh", "Philmeon Cavender", "Philemon Cavender"?) was imported to Virginia in 1736 and was living in Orange County, Virginia. 112 & 350

(2) According to the records of the D.A.R. Patriot, a Charles Cavender was born in 1736. However, he is not believed to be the particular Charles Cavender who married Eleanor Addison, who was a Corporal in the New Hampshire Milita during the Revolutionary War, and who died in 1834. 275


1737/04/04 Margaret Cavenough ("Margaret Cavender"?) was mentioned in the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Anktell of St. Mary's County, Maryland as being her cousin and related to Margaret Trippe (“Margaret Tripp”?).
1737/05/05 The following formal accounting of expenses and profits of Hugh Lambert, guardian of the minor John Caverner (“John Cavender”) and for his caring for the 150 acre farm which John Caverner inherited from his father Francis Cavender: “To maintainence of said John Caverner this (past) twelve years (actually beginning by August 5, 1724); to a carpenter for building a tobacco house twenty-eight (feet?) and sixteen (feet?); for getting the timber, finding nails, tending and accommodating the carpenter; to cover a dwelling house and finding nails; to building a dwelling house sixteen (feet?) by twelve (feet?); to building an addition to the said house eight (feet?) by sixteen (feet?); to getting the timbers for the said house and addition and finding nails and accommodating and tending the carpenter; to building a milk house, finding nails and getting timber; to quitrents I (Hugh Lambert) have paid with respect to your (John Caverner’s) land; to your schooling for one year in 1734, to your schooling for four months in 1735; and to your schooling for ten months in 1736. Total debit of 2,446 pounds of tobacco. Contra: By the profits of your land for eleven years for a total credit of 4,950 pounds of tobacco. (Thus, giving an overall profit of 2,504 pounds of tobacco) Errors excepted by Hugh Lambert and sworn to (by Hugh Lambert his legal guardian) in Richmond County, Virginia the fifth day of April 1737 and ordered to be recorded.” 441 & Richmond Cnty, Va Acc't Bk, p 110 On April 5, 1738, Thomas Lambert filed an accounting for the maintenance of John Caverner for 12 years and other expenses for his maintenance and schooling for 1 year in 1734, 4 months in 1735 and 10 months in 1736. On May 5, 1740, Hugh Lambert apparently filed the following and last required accounting as his ward, John Caverner, apparently had just reached the legal age of 21 years and therefore was legally capable of managing his own affairs. Thus, John Caverner apparently was born about 1718. The accounting included: "1737, to quit rent on 100 acres of land; 1738, quit rent on 100 acres of land; 1739, quit rent on 100 acres of land. (Query: Where did the other 50 acres go?) Contra: 1737 the rent of your plantation; 1738, the rent of your plantation; 1739, the rent of your plantation. Sworn to in the county court in Richmond Couny, Virginia on the fifth day of may 1740 and ordered to be recorded." 441 & Richmond Cnty, Va Acc't Bk, p 150
1737/04/15 The date on which Bryan Cavinder ("Bryan Cavender"?) of Dorchester County, Maryland, sold to William Henry Trippe ("William Trippe") of the same County three young cattle, a mare and a tract of land in Dorchester County, Maryland for the sum of ten pounds of current money. John Trippe and Thomas Mc/Keel witnessed the transaction. 296, 302 & 392
1737 The estate of William Hemsley (“William Helmsley”?) of Queen Anne County, Virginia, deceased, listed Brian Cavanor ("Bryon Cavender", "Brian Cavender"?, "Bryant Cavender"?, "Bryan Cavender"? & "Brian Cavender"?), believed to be a Catholic born in Ireland, as owing a debt to the estate and his whereabouts was then unknown.393
1737-1766 On May 20, sometime between 1737 and 1766, apparently the County Sheriff named Joseph Draper was paid 10 shillings by the town of Dedham, Massachusetts "for conveying Margaret Cavener ("Margaret Cavender") from Dedham to Boston, Massachusetts, for warning 4 persons out of town, and for making Returns.Dedham Town Records, 1737-1766, Vol 7, 1968
1738/01/12 Sampson, Negro belonging to John Dabney, was convicted of hog stealing by the Court in Amelia County, Virginia and was ordered to be given 39 lashes by the Sheriff at the Common whipping post, as this was his first offense.CDB-44
1738/04/19 John Cavender of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, sold for the sum of 35 pounds a 45 acre tract of land to Ebenezer Benson of Middleboro which was located in South Purchase of Middleboro and which was the 137th. lot in 5th. division, reserving to himself all the right to all the iron mine on the land and the right to dig it up and carry it off. The Indenture was witnessed by Cornelius Bennett and Jacob Thomson (“Jacob Thomson”). The Indenture was not signed by the wife of John Cavender, if any. 259

1738/05/12 Paulin Anderson ("Paulen Anderson"?) of King and Queen County, Virginia sold to Francis Anderson ("Frances Anderson"?) of Amelia County, Virginia for 20 pounds 500 acres of land located in Amelia County, Virginia on the South side of the Appomattox River and being a part of the 2075 acres patented by Paulin Anderson on September 29, 1733 and bounded, in part, by the upper corner of the property of William Fugia at the upper end of the flat rock in the river, the line and corner of the property of William Fugia, a small branch, the line of the property of William Eckhols, and the River. The deed was witnessed by William Eckhols, Thomas Basset and John Butler. COB-37, Weisinger, Va Col Abs & DB1/26
1738/08/07 Francis Suttle (“Francis Settle”?) of Hamilton Parish in Prince William County, Virginia and Stephen Wells of St. Marks Parish in Orange County, Virginia sell to Major Moore Fauntleroy ("Moore Fantleroy") 100 acres of land located in Lunenburg Parish of Richmond County, Virginia and where Thomas William, recently deceased, then lived before his death. The land was adjacent to the lands bought by Major Moore Fauntleroy from David Cavinder ("David Cavender"). Elizabeth Suttle (“Elizabeth Settle”?) released her dower rights with respect to the property. 393
1738/10/20 The Court for Amelia County, Virginia ordered each "tithable" in the County to pay 10 pounds of tobacco to the Sheriff. Approximately 1 year later, each tithable (i.e. poll) had to pay a tax of 22 pounds of tobacco. On January 28, 1739, each tithable was ordered to pay 4 pounds of tobacco to help pay for the building of a bridge over the Appomattox River.CDB-42, 54 & 56
1738 Thomas Hudlestone (“Thomas Huddlestone” & “Thomas Huddleston”?), elder, apparently mentioned in his Last Will and Testament, which was probated in 1738 in Princess Anne County, Virginia, his daughters Amy Cannon (“Amey Cannon”) having previously married a Cannon and thus was no longer named Amey Hudlestone (“Amy Hudlestone”, “Amey Huddleston”? & “Amy Huddleston”?), Diana Hudlestone (“Diana Huddlestone”? & “Diana Huddleston”?), Barbara Cavender who had previously married a Cavender and was thus no longer named Barbara Hudletone (“Barbara Huddlestone”? & “Barbara Huddleston”?), Elizabeth Rainey who had previously married a Rainey and thus was no longer named Elizabeth Hudlestone (“Elizabeth Huddlestone”? & “Elizabeth Huddleston”?), and Mary Jones who had previously married a Jones and thus was no longer named Mary Hudlestone (“Mary Huddlestone”? & “Mary Huddleston”?). He also mentioned his sons John Hudlestone (“John Huddlestone”? & “John Huddleston”?) and Thomas Hudlelstone (“Thomas Huddlestone”? & “Thomas Huddleston”?). Witnesses were Joel Cormick, James Bannester (“James Bannister”?) and Edward Petty (“Edwin Petty”?).
1739/02/23 The Last Will and Testament of Sarah Cavendor ("Sarah Cavender") was executed on January 20, 1739 and was probated on February 23, 1739 in Dorchester County, Maryland, with Solomon West being named as the administrator and Robert Medford and William Medford being named as the next of kin. The estate was appraised by Abraham Trice and William Payne. Thomas Williams and Robert Medford were listed as creditors. Sarah Cavender apparently was the widow of Dorset Cavender who died in 1738 in Dorchester County and there is a good probability that her maiden name was Medford (“Sarah Medford”).302, 313 & 336
1738 Estimated date of birth of Hugh Cavender based upon the date of birth of his oldest son Joseph Cavender who was born in 1760, and it being assumed that Hugh Cavender married when he reached the age of 21 years of age, and it being further assumed that his first child, Joseph Cavender, was born approximately 1 year after Hugh was married.

Joseph Cavender, is believed to have been born in Raleigh Parish in Amelia County, Virginia in either 1759 or1760 and died August 13, 1826 in Christian County, Kentucky shortly after he filed an affidavit on October 2, 1820 in support for a Revolutionary War pension Application No. 10508 and which was granted as No. S35818. Raleigh Parish in Amelia County, Virginia was formed in 1735. Christian County, Kentucky includes the city of Hopkinsville which is located in the Western part of Kentucky. Raleigh Parish was established in Amelia County in 1735.

Joseph Cavender stated in his affidavit filed in the Court in Christian County, Kentucky on October 2, 1820 that the was then 61 years of age, thus born about 1759, that he first enlisted in the Revolutionary War on March 1, 1777 in Amelia County, Virginia for a period of 3 years, and then he re-enlisted during the war in 1779 in the Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Ennis and in the Company commanded by James Foster, and that he was honorably discharged at Richmond, Virginia in 1783. At the time he filed the above affidavit, he stated that his entire possessions at that time were: 6 knives and forks, a small earthen dish, 6 teacups and saucers, 6 teaspoons, 1 pot, 1 kettle, 1 ax, 1 coffee pot and 6 plates. Thus, it appeared that he owned virtually nothing of substantial value, and probably had no immediate family living with him at that particular point in time.

According to other Revolutionary War records, this particular Joseph Cavender apparently was 19 years of age when he re-enlisted in the Revolutionary War in "Muky Town", Amelia County, Virginia on December 20, 1779. At that time he was 5 feet 7 ½ inches tall and had dark hair and blue eyes. Based upon the fact that he 19 when he re-enlisted in 1779, he would have been born about 1760. Thus, depending on the particular month of his birth, he was either born in 1759 or 1760. 77 & 356


1739/04/10 The Last Will and Testament of Moore Fauntleroy was probated in Lunenburg Parish of Richmond County, Virginia and in which he named the following persons: his wife Margaret Fauntleroy; his son Moore Fauntleroy to whom he gave the manor house in which the elder Flauntleroy then lived; his daughter named Elizabeth Brockenbrough (“Elizabeth Fauntleroy”); his grandson, the son of Elizabeth Brockenbrough and who was named William Fauntleroy Brockenbrough (“William Brockenbrough”) and his heirs bearing the name Fauntleroy; his daughter Catherine Fauntleroy; his daughter Mary Fauntleroy; and, his daughter Sarah Griffin (“Sarah Fauntleroy”). The 360 acres of land located in Lunenburg Parish which he had previously purchased from John Hartford was to be equally divided among his three daughters. His wife Margaret Fauntleroy was to receive the tract of land where Samuel Cummings then lived and also the lands which he had previously purchased from David Cavender, Thomas Williams, Francis Suttle (“Francis Settle”?) and Stephen Wells. Other bequests were made. Apparently Major Moore Fauntleroy married Margaret Micou about 1715 and she relinquished her legacy in the above will.441 On August 5, 1724, William Fauntleroy was apparently was one of the Justices of the Court in Richmond County, Virginia Richmond Cnty Va Order Bk 5, p. 175
1739/07/21 A slander suit for money damages was brought in the Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Court by Nathaniel Hooper against David Orcut on the grounds that David Orcut had falsely stated that Nathaniel Hooper had "screwed old Aldrick's wife's daughter by a previous marriage, Elizabeth Brown, and the poor girl was never screwed before, and that she thought he was poking her with a stick for she was never breached before." Judgment was rendered on behalf of the defendant and the plaintiff appealed. 299 On November 21, 1727, the Essex County, Virginia Count held that the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Brown, deceased, was presented in Court by Elizabeth Brown, his Execurtix, who made oath thereto and being proved by theoaths of Owen Owens and Mary Steed, witnesses thereof, admitted to record and Elizabeth Brown was granted probate.

1739/11/26 Robert Medford and William Medford renounced their rights to the administration of the estate of Sarah Cavender of Dorchester County, Maryland, the deceased wife of Dorset Cavender, also deceased, and requested that Solomon West be appointed the Administrator of her estate. Her administrator, Solomon West, filed additional accounts on December 16, 1740 and October 12, 1842. 302, 313 & 336

1739/12/11 Walter Caviner ("Walter Cavinder"? & "Walter Cavender"?) married Christian Jenkins in St. Stephen Parish in Bristol County, England. 363
1739/07/16 Ann Simmons, an indentured servant to Richard Beisley (“Richard Beasley”?), filed a complaint in the Court for Amelia County, Virginia, alleging she had already served her master for 5 years and was now entitled to her freedom. The Court ordered that she be discharged from Beisley's services and be paid her "freedom fee".CDB-67
1739/04/10 The will of Moore Faunthoroy (“Moore Fauntleroy”) was executed on this date and probated on March 3, 1739/1740 in Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia and names his wife Margaret Faunthoroy (“Margaret Fauntleroy”), his daughter Elizabeth Brochenbough (formerly “Elizabeth Fauntleroy” & “Elizabeth Faunthoroy”), his son William Fauntleroy Brockenbough (“William Brockenbough” & “William Faunthoroy”), daughters Mary Fauntleroy (“Mary Faunthoroy”), Sarah Griffin (formerly “Sarah Fauntleroy” & Sarah Faunthoroy”), and his daughter Margaret Fauntleroy (“Mary Faunthoroy”) to receive the land where Samuel Clemmings lives and also the lands bought from David Cavender ("David Cavinder"?), Thomas Williams, Francis Suttle ("Francis Settle"?) and Stephen Wells. 393 On August 5, 1724, William Fauntleroy was apparently was one of the Justices of the Court in Richmond County, Virginia Richmond Cnty Va Order Bk 5, p. 175
1740/05/xx The account of the estate of John Caverner (“John Cavender”) was recorded by Hugh Lambert in the County Court of Richmond County, Virginia for the “quit rents” he had received as guardian on 100 acres of land owned by minor John Cavender for the years 1737-1739. 393
1740/08/15 John Turner conveyed to Richard Borum 100 acres in Amelia County, Virginia, which land had been earlier patented to Richard Booker and by him conveyed to said John Turner "with all houses, one excepted, called the school house, which is reserved for a school to teach Samuel Cobb's and John Ferguson's children in, if their occasions serves so to do.DB1, pp48

1740/08/21 Matthew Cabaniss ("Matthew Cavender"?) sold to George Cabiness ("George Cavender"?) for 30 pounds 175 acres of land near Seller Fork of Deep Creek in Amelia County, Virginia, and being part of the land patented by to Matthew Cabaniss and George Cabaniss in 1737. DB1/62
1740/10/09 John Cavender of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, sold to Rev. Peter Thatcher his house and 1 acre lot located in Middleboro where he lived and which he purchased from Patience McKahan on August 24, 1794. On the same date, he also sold to to Rev. Peter Thatcher 14 acres in Five Men's Purchase which John Cavender had previously purchased from Hezekiah Purrington on August 9, 1736. Also on the same date, he further sold to Rev. Peter Thatcher 45 acres in South Purchase. Note the fact that his wife did not execute the deed to release her dower rights. Therefore, John Cavender may not have been married at this point in time. The Indenture was witnessed by Jacob Tomson ("Jacob Thompson"?) and Mercy Morton.259
1740/11/04 John Cavender of Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, purchased from James Washburn a 3 acre tract of land and a 20 acre tracts of land on which James Washburn lived and which were located in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.240
1740 Estimated date of birth of a James Cavender in Maryland who married a Jane and had a son named Charles Cavender who was born on February 16, 1763. 285
1740 William Robinson was born about 1740-1750, and married Charity Kennedy who was born about 1751 in South Carolina?. On October 2, 1781, William Robinson received a land grant in the Big Kentucky lying on the North side of Wallens Ridge in Tazewell, Lee County, Virginia. In June 1804, the Last Will and Testament of William Robinson was probated and his son, Absolom Robinson ("Absalom Robinson"?), was bequeathed the 700 acres of land on which he was living, and which was located approximately 3 miles north of Taswell, Tennessee. William Robinson and Charity Robinson had 5 children:

William Robinson born in Lee County, Virginia and is buried in Lee County, Virginia. On November 27, 1810, William Robinson of Lee County, Virginia purchased from John Duncan and his wife Polly Duncan of Knox County, Kentucky 196 acres in Lee County, Virginia which John Duncan recovered by a decree on May 29, 1807 from Arthur Campbell for the sum of $600 where Colonel Robinson’s West line crosses the new State Line;

Absolom Robinson, Sr. (“Absalom Robinson” & “Absolam Robins”) was born about 1773 in Lee County, Virginia, married Jerusha Cavender (“Jerusa Cavender”?) before 1802 in Lee County, Virginia, died in Lee County, Virginia on November 27, 1827, and is buried in Lee County, Virginia on the north side of Powell Road and Yellow Creek. Jerusa Cavender was born about 1775 in Lee County, Virginia, died about October 2, 1848 based upon a Sale Bill of the estate of Jerusha Robinson's (formerly, “Jerusha Cavender” & “Jerusa Cavender”) was recorded on October 2, 1848 and administered by her son, C.N. Robinson (“Cavender N. Robinson” & “Cavender Robinson”), and she is buried with her husband.

In 1786, Absolam Robins (“Absalom Robinson”) purchased from Hercules Ogle 75 acres of land on the branch of the Little River, in Lee County, Virginia?

In 1802, Absolem Robinson (“Absolam Robinson”) “received” 700 acres on the North side of Wallens Ridge in Lee County, Virginia which was 3 miles from where he then lived. He also received 400 acres where he then lived which was in North Taswell, Lee County, Virginia.

On January 26, 1808, Absolam Robinson and his wife Jerusha Robinson apparently sold the above land to Stephen Thompson for $400 and then moved to Sneedville which apparently was located in Clairborne County, Tennessee.

On November 27, 1827, Jerusha Robinson relinquished her right to administer the estate of her deceased husband in favor of Isaac Dickenson, John Robinson and Cavender Robinson. Robert M. Ely ("Robert Ely"), Isom Hubbard, Benjamin Dickenson, John Fulkerson, William Yearly, John Trotter and Clairborne Anderson posted the required bond and William Ewing, Benjamin Dickenson and John Fulkerson were appointed the appraisers.

On August 27, 1828, the Court of Lee County, Virginia ordered William Ewing, William Heiskell and John Fulkerson to lay off the dower of Jerusha Robinson in her deceased husband's estate.

On May 26, 1843, Absalom Robinson, then living in Clairborne County, Tennessee, sold to John Parrott and William Parrott of Lee County, Virginia 350 acres of land lying on the North side of Powell River and the waters of Yellow Creek for $3,000. Excepted from the sale was 1 acre plot where the parents of Absalom Robinson were buried.


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