I’ve been trying to sort out the Bourdens/Bowdens of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and Duplin, New Hanover, Sampson, Wayne, and Cumberland Counties, North Carolina. It’s no easy task, mostly because I keep find things and having to rework everything. But I think I’ve sorted James out, and he’s my direct ancestor. That will take several posts to lay out. For now, here are a few tidbits I’ve recently dug up about Chosewell Dixon and the Vendricks.
First, a couple of Chosewell Dixon items:
- Transcription of the deed identifying his wife as Mary in 1763 with a huge thank you to Suzy Bennett for sending me a scan of this deed:
The Indenture made this 13th day of December, 1763 I Chosewell Dixon of Beaufort County & province of No. Carolina of the one part and Jn. Dixon of the county and province afsd of the other part Witnesseth that Choswell Dixon for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds proc: money in hand paid before the delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, hath Granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed unto the said John Dixon his heirs and assigns forever, a parcel of land in the county afsd by estimation 100 acres more or less beginning at a pine at the mouth of a branch and running the the marked trees to the back line, and running with the back line to the head of white hill branch & down that branch to the main Swamp to the first station.
To have and to hold the said bargained premises with all houses gardens orchards and all other appurenances thereunto belonging unto him the said John Dixon his heirs and assigns forever : and the said Choswell Dixon for himself his heirs ? [there’s a symbol here, might mean something like etc.] do covenant and agree to and with the said John Dixon and his heirs and assigns that he and they shall and may forever hereafter have hold possess and enjoy the said bargaind premises free and clear of all incumbrances whatsoever, the annual rents hereafter due always excepted and the said Choswell Dixon for himself and his heires doth hereby covenant & agree to and with the said John Dixon his heirs and assigns that he the said Choswell Dixon shall and will warrant and defend the bargained premises : and Mary the wife of the said Choswell Dixon doth consent and make over her right of dower unto the said John Dixon his heirs and assigns.
In witness whereof the parties to these presens have set their hands and seals day and year above written
Choswell Dixon mark & seal
Sealed and delivered
in presence of
March Court, 1764
Present his Majesties Justices. This deed was proved by the oath of John Roe, ordered registered
Wyriott Ormond, Clerk
- Chosewell Dixon bought 10 “bushells of pease” at the estate sale of Edward Frank “Sold at Public Vendue 31st March 1777.”
Next, some Vendrick items:
- A couple of Craven County depositions given in 1811 I found in the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy – v. 8, no. 1 (page 933) identify the Mary Boyd who married Abraham Vendrick as the widow of William Boyd, Revolutionary War veteran, who died in about 1801. The link is to his estate file.
1811 – Craven Co. – Dep. of Mary Vendrick re: James Boyd being only son & heir to his father William Boyd, and his uncle, John Boyd, Rev. soldiers, & that their names are Boyd, & not Boyt.
1811 – Craven Co. – Dep. of Mary Biggs (same data as above) that Wm Boyd had married her daughter, now Mary Vendrick.
- From Records of Craven County, North Carolina, vol. 1 by Elizabeth Moore, page 12, a deed proving the early Peter Vendrick was the son of Benedictus:
1744, Dec. 19. Peter Vendrick sells to James Carraway, 150 acres on north side of Neuse River on west side of Dawsons Creek; part of land belonging to Peter Vendrick’s father, Benedictus Vendrick; joining Peter Vendrick’s brother John Vendrick. (John Biggs and James Coor, witnesses) C3.
- Same source, page 51, a 1772 petition of some the inhabitants of the Beard’s Creek area to the Court not to grant the right to build a public mill to John Carruthers and Benjamin Williams with John Vendrick and John Vendrick, Jr. among the signatories.
There are several other Vendrick deeds scattered throughout this book which can be accessed through FamilySearch.org, as can several issues of the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy.