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William Stafford : Chr) 09 Sep 1604 Warwickshire England) d) abt. 1644/5. Elizabeth Town, North Carolina
 

Marriage 1. Ann Mason 1640 Virgina

1. William Stafford b) abt. 1641 Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, Virginia d) 1700 York of Stafford, Virginia

Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia settlements, January 20 to February 4, 1624/5
Sources: "Hotten's Lists" and "Adventurers of Purse and Person"
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Immigration records:

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1622
Age: 16
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3520
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: From state papers in the Public Record Office, London, a census of the inhabitants of Virginia taken between January 20 and February 7, 1624 or 1625. Lists 1,232 names, with ages and ships taken. Item no. 1272, Colonial Records of Virginia, has many more
Source Bibliography: JESTER, ANNIE LASH, and MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN. "Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625." In Adventurers of Purse and Person; Virginia, 1607-1625. N.p.: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620 [Princeton University Press], 1956, pp. 5-69.
Page: 56

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1624
Age: 17
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3283
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two versions, one with accurate text and inde
Source Bibliography: HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars. From MSS. Preserved in the State
Page: 249

Name: William Stafford
Year: 1624
Age: 16
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 3283
Primary Immigrant: Stafford, William
Annotation: Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two versions, one with accurate text and inde
Source Bibliography: HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars. From MSS. Preserved in the State
Page: 251

 

Thanks to Natalie Whiteman at genforum: (Changed marriage to Anne Mason)
" William Johnston Of Isle Of Wight County, Va. and his descendants" William Stafford came to Virginia at the age of 14 aboard the Furtherance in 1622. He was married to Ann Mason and had a son William Jr. This William also had a son William III who was married to Jean Brown. They lived in Currituck Precinct, N.C. They also had a son William IV- he was married to a woman named Elizabeth and lived in New Hanover County, N.C. They had a daughter Mary Stafford who was born in 1717 and died 1823 (106 years of age) She is buried at Old Bostick Cemetary in Garnett, S.C. She was married twice that I know of, her first husband was John May of New Hanover County and her second husband was a Mr. Mullet. I don't know if there were siblings. It also states for a complete account of the Stafford Family see the House of Stafford in Annie Elizabeth Miller's Our Family Circle at page 503-505. Just in case anyone was wondering why the Staffords would be in a Johnston book--Mary Stafford May's daughter Elizabeth May married a Johnston.

http://www.lamartin.com/genealogy/stafford.htm lamartin@ix.netcom.com Dec 1999
William Stafford was born around 1608 in England. He is found in America in the official "Muster of Francis Mason," of Elizabeth City, Virginia in 1624. It lists under servants: "William Stafford, aged 16, in the "Futherance," 1622 . The next record is February 11, 1634, John Harvey, Lieutenant Governor granted to William Stafford, a planter of Kolher Creek, in the county of Norwicke River, 100 acres of land on the west side of Kolher Creek. Stafford was to pay each year at the Feast of St. Thomas a rental in Indian Corn. William Stafford married Ann Mason around 1640. They had a son William Stafford born around 1641. William and Ann moved to York Co. Virginia where he died and the inventory of his estate was presented to the court in March 3, 1644.

 

The January 1624 survey lists Francis and Mary Mason among those living at "Elizabeth Cittie"

Virginia records state that planter William Stafford was granted 100 acres on Keith's Creek on August 23, 1634, and 300 acres on November 12, 1635.


Warwickshire, England: Parish and Probate Records

Warwick: Solihull - Parish Registers, 1538-1668

Christenings.
September.
County: Warwick
Country: England
09 Sep 1604 , Mr William Stafforde, sonne of Mr William Stafford, Knighte.

 

Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol III, York County, 1646-1648:

Page 185. Inventory of est of Wm. Stafford late deceased, being at Cheeskiacke in the possession of John Cleverius. Taken 3rd March 1644/5. Includes 8 negroes. 2 Bibles valued at 60 lb tobo. Total valuation of estate 30681 lb tobo. Signed Fr. Morgan, Row Burnham. Jurant Coram Hugh Gwin.

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book I, Part I:

William Stafford, of Kethes Cr. Warwicke Riv. Co., Planter, 100 acs. on the W. side of sd. Cr. about a mile upwards from the mouth over against the plantation now in possession of William Rabnett, bounding N. on land of Francis Richbill, Planter, Sly. down towards the moth of sd. Cr. &c. 21 yr. Lease. 23 Aug 1634m p. 154.

William Stafford, 300 acs. in Kethes Cr., 12 Nov 1635, p. 305. N. & by E. upon land of Edward Hall, S. & by W. upon land of Edward Grimes, E. & by S. upon land of William Ravenett (or Rabenett), N. & by W. into the woods. 50 acs. for the per. adv. of his wife Rebecca Stafford & 250 acs. for the trans. of 5 pers: Christo. Stafford, Robert Martin, Robt. Wilkinson, , Fr. Reeve, John Farr, servants.

John Hayward, 150 acs. James City Co., Sept 23, 1639, page 673. S. upon Kethes Cr., upon W. side of William Stafford, the land called by the name of the Rich Necke. Due for the adv. of his brother Francis Hayward & for the trans. of 2 pers: Thomas Leigh & Humphrey Gibbs.