Herbert A. and Katherine Elliott
Submitted by James Vaughan
REF: Charles City County - Court orders 1658- 1661 Fleet -VA.
Col. Abstracts, vsol. 11, page 4.
William Vaughan appears again in the records of Charles City
County on 18 Sep. 1658 and 2 Feb. 1659.
Because of the loss of most of the early Charles City records,
not known when he purchased his first land, but a subsequent
patent (20 April 1680) shows that he purchased 100 acres from
Hugh Lee; 100 acres from Robert Burgess ( who may have been the
Robert Burgeses named in a Charles Cityland patent on 13 Oct. 1652); and 720
acres from Hugh Lee, William Battow (or Batton) and Gill Pratt.
William Vaughan included these tracts in a patent together with
305 acres 32 poles granted for the tranportation of seven people
into the Colony.
20 April 1680- William Vaughan, 1225 acres 32 poles in Charles
City County...on south side of Apromattox River...down ye
Blackwater (creek)...adjoining Hugh Lee...(being) 100 acres purchased
of Hugh Lee. 100 acres purchased of Robert Burgess and 720 acres
assigned to said Vaughan by Hugh Lee, William Batton and Gill
Pratt; 305 acres 32 poles for trans. of 7 persons.
REF; Patent Book 7. pager 10 - Viginia State Library.
NOTE; Since there is no record of the transportation of William
Vaughan into Virgina, he may have been the son of John Vaughan
who was a headright of John Chew in 1636. This John Vaughan
appears to have acquired land in Northumberland County. Hugh
Lee came from Maryland to Northhumberland County before
1650, and was the patentee of many tracts of land. There are no
records of land grants in Charles City County to Hugh Lee and it
would seem that he had purchased land in Charles City County.
Hugh Lee is listed in the suit Rent Roll in 1704 in Charles City
County as owner of 762 acres of land, but this was probably the
son of Hugh Lee above.
William Vaughan was born in 1625, married Sarah (unknown)
was born in 1634, date of marriage unknown. He died in 1684 and
his widow married again. She died about 1712.
William Vaughan made oath that he was aged 48 years, and Sarah
Vaughan made oath that she was aged 39 years.
Depostions made at the Charles City Court - 3 April 1673 - by
William Vaughan and Sarah as wittnesses in a suit.
REF; Charles City County - Court Orders 3 April 1673.
There is no extant will left by William Vaughan, but in a subsequent
suit Sarah Vaughan is listed as the Executrix of William Vaughan,
deceased. This will, now lost, undoubtedly named their children.
John Vaughan And Samuel Vaughan,
James Seaveker, who intermarried with Sarah Vaughan, Relict
(widow) and Executrix of William Vaughan, deceased, Defendant
13 Sept. 1715.
REF; Prince George County - Order Book 2, Pages 33 and 49.
The records are incomplete, but it appears that John and Samuel
Vaughan, sons of William Vaughan, deceased, brought suit againt
their step-father for settlement of the estate of their mother. Prince
George County was cut from Charles City County in 1703, but most
of the records have been lost.
William Vaughan undoubtedly acquired an additional 550 acres of
land but there are no extant records of additional land. This is
assumed as there appears to have been a division of the land of
William Vaughan but the records are now lost. The widow, under
such division, was un- doubtedly alloted the usual one third of the
property. The following are posited as sons of William Vaughan and
Sarah Vaughan since they all owned identical acreages. There is no
record of any daughters, and the following are assumed to be the
children of William Vaughan.
Quit Rent Roll 1704 Prince George County
Including 280 acres of land jointly patented by Richard and William
Vaughan on 15 Oct. 1698 in Charles City County. (See records
The order of birth of the seven sons of William Vaughan and Sarah
Vaughan is not known, but since Richard and William Vaughan
had patented land in 1698, they were over 21 years of age. The order
of birth and ages can be approximated from this and other meager
extant records only by assumptions.
That William was the oldest (named for his father)
and that Richard was
the next child (named for his mother's father).
15 Oct. 1698-- William and Richard Vaughan, Charles City
County ...200 acres....on Hatchers Run and Moncusneck Creek, etc.
REF; Patent Book 8, page 244--Virginia State Library, Whereas
William Vaughan and Richard Vaughan did obtain a joint patent
for 280 acres of land between Hathers Run and Moncusneck Creek
....and did divide the land....William Vaughan, for 5 pounds and in
consideration of him (Richard Vaughan) moving,conveys to Richard
Vaughan 140 acres being the upper parts.
Dated 11 Jan. 1725 -- Rec. 14 June 1726 Wm. Hamlin, Clk Ct.
At the same time in a similiar deed, Richard Vaughan conveyed
William Vaughan his undivided interest in the 280 acres, being the
REF; Prince George County -- Deeds, Wills, etc, 1713- 1728.
****These are the only complete surviving Prince George County
records. Nearly all of the other records were destroyed during the
John Vaughan died in Prince George County aftrer 1728, but there
are few records to be found. John Vaughan and Elinor Vaughan
were, apparently, the parents of William Vaughan of Mecklenburg
County. And probably the parents of Mary Sisemore named in the
will of William Vaughan of Mecklenburg County.
Abigail Vaughan, daughter of John and Elinor Vaughan, died
23 Feb. 1720, aged 6 years.
REF; Bristol Parish register, page 379.
There were undoubtedly other children, but no records have been
William Vaughan came to Mecklenburg County in 1756.
16 Aug. 1756--William Vaughan....400 acres on Buffola Creek
...adjoining land of Henry Green. REF; Patent Book 33,
page 55 -- Virginia State Library.
Elliott: Early Settlers, Mecklenburg County, Vol, l and ll.
William Vaughan and wife Julia are mentioned in the Prince
George County records in 1726. William Vaughan probably
married Julia Green, sister of Henry Green and John Green
of Prince George County, who came to Mecklenburg County.
Henry Green purchased land in Mecklenburg County on Buffola
Creek. He patented two tracts of land in 1748, but died in 1749.
Henry Green, John Green, Edward Sizemore. William Vaughan,
William Jackson, Peter Overby, Nicholas Overby, Ralph Griffin
and Richard Griffin all came from the same section to Mecklenburg
County and all settled on Buffola and Aarons Creek on adjoining
land. All of these families intermarried.
William Vaughan, owning 400 acres of land, is listed with sons
John and James Vaughan in the St. James Parish, Mecklenburg
County, Tithe lists in 1764. This is the only list now in existence.
All of the other records of St. Parish have been lost.
All of the children of William Vaughan were born in Prince
George County before he moved to Mecklenburg Count. All of his
sons were too old to serve in the Revolutionary War.
William Vaughan and his sons John Vaughan, James Vaughan,
Samuel Vaughan, and Peter Vaughan all have Public Service
Claims for services rendered in the Revolutionary War, but there
are no records of military service.
While there is no documentary proof to be found, William
Vaughan of Mecklenburg County is believed to have been the son
of John and Elinor Vaughan of Prince George, grandson of
William and Sarah Vaughan of Charles City County, and he is
believed to have married
(1) Julia Green of Prince Geroge County, and
(2) Mildrige (---) Gregory, widow, in Mecklenburg County.
There are no extant marriage records for that period.
The Will of William Vaughan names:
Wife Mildrige Vaughan
Sons; Samuel, James, John, and Peter Vaughan.
Daughters; Sarah Gregory, Milarson Overby, Milly Chandler,
Elizabeth Vaughan, Naney Gregory (Nancy Ann) and Molly Hayes.
(This is my ggg-gf that is mentioned above--JV )
The Will of John Vaughan -- son of William
wife Aamelia Vaughan (She is of the Jones Family)
Sons; Stephen Vaughan, deceased, John Vaughan, William
Daughters; Amelia Overby, Sarah Blanks, Mary Green, Susanna Harrington.
Recorded 18 Oct. 1813.
REF; Mecklenburg County -- Will Book 8, page 9.
Stephen Vaughan, son of John Vaughan, died while preparing to
move to Kentucky in the summer of 1813.
Will in Halifax County -- names only wife. Stephen Vaughan
married Druscilla Griffin, daughter of John Griffin of Halifax
Tthe above Molly Vaughan married Winkfield Hayes. .
Amelia Jones was the daughter of John Jones of Mecklenburg
County. She is named in will of her father and John Vaughan is
names in a division of the estate.
Richard Vaughan of Brunswich County to William Vaughan,
Junr., of Prince George County ... cons. 25 pounds 5 shillings...
140 acres...being one half of tract patented by said Richard
Vaughan and William Vaughan. Sr.
Deed recorded 14 May 1728.
REF; Prince George County -- Deeds, etc. 1713-1728, part 4,
Richard Vaughan of Brunswick County to Robert Bolling of
Prince George County...in consideration of him (Richard Vaughan)
moving (cons, net stated) ...169 acres between the lines of
Theophilus Feld and line of land formerly James Vaughan,
and line of Samuel Vaughan, etc.
REF; Prince George County -- Deeds, etc. 1713-1728, part 6,
Richard Vaughan died in Brunswick County before 23 Nov. 1733.
He had, apparently, an only son Richard Vaughan, Junr.
Richard vaughan, Junr., married Priscilla (Pearce).
Children: Pearce Vaughan, William Vaughan, James Vaughan,
Susannah Vaughan and Mary Vaughan.
REF; Bristol Parish register, pages 379-380.
William Vaughan, Junr. and family removed later to Greensville
County, and some of his children removed to Tennessee.
Inventory of the estate of Samuel Vaughan, deceased, returned
to Court by Sarah Vaughan, Administrater, 15 Sept. 1718.
Appraisal of the estate of Samuel Vaughan made by John Peterson,
William Batts, recorded 14 Oct. 1718.
REF; Prince George County -- deeds, etc, 1713-1728, part of
There are no records of the children, if any of Samuel Vaughan.
Daniel Vaughan died in Prince George County after 1728, but
all records lost. William Vaughan with wife Mabel listed in
records is believed to have been his son. No other indentifiable
children found. William and Mabel mentioned in 1729.
James Vaughan, late of Bristol Parish, Prince George County
sells to Cornelius Fox...cons...25 pounds ...all that tract of land
called "Boyling Springs" containing 169 acres...joining Richard,
Daniel, John and William Vaughan, etc.
REF; Prince George County -- Deeds, etc. 1713-1728, part 2,
Court held at Merchants Hope for Prince George County,
14 April 1719, Ann Vaughan, wife of James Vaughan, released
her dower right in land sold Cornelius FOX. Wm. Hamlin, Clk Ct.
James Vaughan removed to Brunswich County where his will was
recorded in 1735.
Names; Wife Anne Vaughan
Sons; James and George Vaughan
Daughters; Tabitha Vaughan, Winnie Kirks, and Mary McDaniel.
Nicholas Vaughan sells to Thomas Hardaway...169 acres ...on
south side of Appromattax River...11 July 1719. John Bannister
sells to Nicholas Vaughan ... 232 acres 9 March 1718.
REF; Prince George County -- Deeds, etc, 1713- 1723,part 3,
Nicholas Vaughan bought land from john Bannisterin 1718,
and sold the land inheirted from his father .... 169 acres...in 1719.
Nicholas Vaughan died between 1728 and 1737. There is an order
book for 1737-1740, but the records have been lost.
Ann Fitts and Henry Fitts appointed administrators of the estate
of Nicholas Vaughan, deceased. Ann Fitts is assumed to be the
daughter of Nicholas Vaughan, but she may have been the widow
who had remarried.
Children of Nicholas Vaughan --
Robert Vaughan, Nicholas Vaughan, Jr., and Ann Fitts.
Robert Vaughan and wife Martha are listed in records in 1732
with a notation (Nicholas).
Richard Hix Appointed Guardian for Abraham Vaughan, heir
of Nicholas Vaughan (Jr.), deceased.
REF: Prince George County -- Court Orders 17137- 1740,
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