||John Metcalfe |
||, Yorkshire, England
||Prince William Co., Virginia, USA
- ! (1) "A Study of Metcalfs, Andrews & Smith," by Clayton G. Metcalfe (Enterprise, AL: 1979) p.26-40. Cites: (a) Letter written by Bela M. Hughes of Denver, CO, 13 May 1896, citing information derived from his mother Rhoda Metcalfe Hughes and his uncle Thomas Metcalfe "may years ago" and carefully preserved.
(2) Carolyn Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Colonial Families," by Hardy. (b) D.A.R. records, Metcalf and Pickett. (c) Prince William Co., VA Will Book C, 1734-1744, p.106, citing p.446-447.
(3) "Two Centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Kentucky," by Daniel D. McClure Jr. (1979) p.399-400. FHL book 976.9845 H2m.
(4) Merrill Speas, Newton, IA. Cites: (a) "Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, by Stella Pickett Hardy. (b) "Metcalfe Family History," Vol. I.
(5) "The Journals of the House of Burgess, 1619-1776," Journal 1761-1776, p.128. FHL film 1,486,521.
(6) "Deed Abstracts of Prince William County, Virginia," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio (1989) Bk I, p.13-14; Bk L p.59-60, 72-73; Bk M, p.19, 34, 60, 83-84. FHL 975.52732 R2s.
(7) Prince William Co., VA Circuit Court Archives, Deed Book D:29-32. Also 1807-040 Chancery Suit, Charles Metcalfe, assignee of Dianna Metcalfe, vs. Jeremiah Moore, loose papers, Fauquier Co., VA courthouse.
(8) "Prince William Co., Virginia Deed Book, Liber A, 1731-1732," by June Whitehurst Johnson (1982) p. 2, 14, 22, 71. FHL book 975.52732 R2j.
(9) Tracy Hancock, Fairfax, VA (2000). Cites: (a) "Old Homes & Families of Fauquier County, Virginia", research by Francis B. Foster, 1937. (b) Prince William Co. Court Order Book 1755-1757, p.85. (c) "Deed Abstracts of Stafford Co., VA 1722-1728, 1755-1756," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio (1987) p.52. (d) "Magazine of Virginia Genealogy," Vol. 36, No. 3, p.200, "John Mercer's Land Book" located in Library of VA, Richmond. (e) "Metcalfe Lineages," by Howard H. Metcalfe (2nd ed.) p.445-446, citing mss sent by Sir Charles Theophilis Metcalfe, Governor General of Canada, to William Pickett Bruce, written by Sir Charles' grandfather. 929.273 M565.
(10) "Prince William County Minutes Books," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio (1988) Vol. 2, p.99. FHL book 975.52732.
(11) "Stafford Co., Virginia Will Book M, 1729-1748," by Ruth and Sam Sparacio (1987), Vol. 3, p.3. FHL book 975.526 P2s.
(12) "Cambrige University Alumni, 1261-1900" (Ancestry.com, 2001), verified by correspondence with Jacqueline Cox, Cambridge University Archives, Cambridge, England, 1 Feb 2001. Cites: (a) Peile, II, 175.
(13) "Prince William County, Virginia, Will Book C, 1734-1744," by John Frederick Dorman (1956) p.28, 50-51, 99, 106. FHL book 975.52732 P2d.
(14) "Prince William County, Virginia Bond Book, August 1753-1782," by June Whitehurst Johnson (1982) p.2. FHL book 975.52732 P2j. Administrator Bonds.
(15) "Old Homes and Families of Fauquier County, Virginia," W.P.A. Records (1978) p.138-141. "Neavill's Mill", by Francis B. Foster (1937). FHL book 975.5275 H2o. Cites: (a) H.C. Groome, Warrenton, VA, "Fauquier County Bulletin" No. 1, p.69, 219. (b) Mrs. J.W. Keyes, Auburn, Warrenton, VA and Mr. H.C. Groome, Warrenton, VA. (c) Court records, Fauquier Co., VA Clerk's Office.
(16) Alaine Preciado, "Alaine's Family Tree" (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, 28 Jan 2001). Cites: (a) A book published by David Dawson Haggard, 1899. (b) Prince William Co., VA Deed Bk A, p.202-209.
(17) "Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1695-1732," by Nell Marion Nugent (Richmond: VA State Library, 1972) Vol. 3, p.186. FHL 975.5 R2n.
(18) "Genealogy of the Metcalfe Family," by Henry Clay Metcalfe (Carlisle, KY, 1903). Mss. File 2067, Kentucky Historical Socieyt, Frankfort, KY.
(19) Book Review of 'A Study of Metcalf, Andrews and Smith,' by Clayton E. Metcalf (Enterprise, AL, 1979), by Milton Rubincam, "The National Genealogical Society Quarterly," Vol. 69, p.225-226 (rpt. Family Archive CD #210). Cites: (a) "Dictionary of National Biography", Rev. William Betham's "Baronetage of England" (London, 1805) 5:505-7. (b) "Visitation of Yorkshire," by Sir William Dugdale, with additions, ed. J.W. Clay (London, 1807) 2:123. (c) George Cabell Greer's "Early Virginia Immigrants" (1960) p.223-224.
(20) "Metcalfe Lineages," by Howard H. Metcalfe (2nd ed., 1994) p.346-349, 352. FHL book 929.273 M565mhh. Cites: (a) "Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire". (b) Letter from William Pickett Bruce to Gen. Bela Metcalfe Hughes, Cincinnati, OH, 7 Apr 1892, and annotations thereon by Gen. Hughes. Original in possession of Orrick Metcalfe of Natchez, MS. (c) Burke's "Peerage." (d) Sir Bernard Burke, "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage" (67th ed., London: Harrison & Sons, 1905) p.1100-1101. (e) "Genealogy," "Boston Transcript," 20 Sep 1916, entry 5887, and 6 Jul 1926, entry 4353.
! Birth: (2) Age 35 in 1715 (b. 1680). (3) 1698. (3,4b) Yorkshire, England. (4b) 1680, s/o Theophalis METCALFE. Descended from the family of Yorkshire, England and known as METCALFE's of Knaresborough. [NOTE: No proof offered for this ancestry. Seems that ancestry information from sources 2, 3 & 4 probably comes from Hardy.] (9e,20b) s/o Theophilis METCALFE; gs/o Francis METCALFE. (18) 1680, near Richmond, Yorkshire, England, s/o Theophilis METCALFE of Yorkshire and London; gs/o Thomas METCALF. [NOTE: No proof offered for this ancestry.] (19a,b) Theophilus METCALFE, early stenographer of St. Katharine by Tower Parish, London [NOTE: which sources 4b, 9e & 18 claim was father of this John] did have a son John b. 1638 who "went abroad to seek his fortune." That John would have been too old to be this John, since this John d. 1751, and if he had been b. ca. 1680, he would have been age 71 at death, but if b. 1638 he would have been age 113. This John could possibly have been s/o John, s/o Theophilus; the s/o Theophilus would have been 42 in 1680. (19c) 11 METCALFEs came to VA between 1633 and 1655, among them a John METCALFE brought over in 1654 at the instance of Andrew GILSON and others. John METCALFE b. 1638 would have been age 16 in 1654. Andrew GILSON was of Stafford Co., VA. The GILSON name also occurs in the registers of St. Katharine by Tower, London, as well as the nearby shire of Essex. (20a,b,c) ca. 1685. (20a,c) s/o Theophilus METCALFE; gs/o Adrian METCALFE of Lincoln. (20) It appears Mr. BRUCE [NOTE: source 20b] confused Theophilus with the inventor of "short writing", who was born some decades earlier, with the s/o Adrian. [NOTE: There seems to be an inference among the sources that family tradition says John was s/o Theophilus and was from Yorkshire. This tradition may have earlier roots, perhaps even in reality, but seems to have been solidified by a meeting between this John's grandson, Gov. Thomas METCALFE of KY, and the Governor-General of Canada, Charles Theophilus METCALFE, at which they apparently decided they were related. The latter's genealogy can be traced to METCALFEs of Lincolnshire, which had roots in Yorkshire. John METCALFE, s/o Theophilus and gs/o Adrian, would have been from Lincolnshire, and his father Theophilus is claimed by source 20 to have been the ancestor in common with Gov. Charles. We are not told what information Gov. Thomas METCALFE may have had to confirm this relationship other than the same surname - perhaps he had been told his grandfather was s/o Theophilus & was from Yorkshire, but there seems to be no proof offered by any source of this John's parentage. Mr. BRUCE (source 20b) did, however, state that he corresponded with numerous keepers of English records and had received extensive baptism and burial records from Yorkshire. See Unknowns file for Charles' ancestry. DNA tests of descendants of this John's son John show an exact match to a descendant of Asa METCALF of Fauquier Co., VA and a close match to a descendant of Anthony METCALF of Rutherford Co., NC.]
Marriage to Diana GWATKINS: (1) VA. (2) c.1723. (3,4,9e,20) 1723. (3) G. WATKINS. (5) Diana. (9e) Miss GWATKINS. (18) Diana WATKINS or GUAKINS.
Death: (5) Sometime in 1751, intestate. (20) 1751, Fauquier Co., VA.
(1,3,4) Was a graduate of Cambridge University. (1) As a surveyor. (12) 1710, 27 May: A John METCALFE, age 18 [b.1692], was admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge, son of Christopher METCALFE, born at Shaw Cote, Aysgarth, Yorkshire, from Richmond School. Was a sizar, or poor student who acted as a servant to the richer students to pay his way. Was a scholar there 1710-1711, received his B.A. 1713/4, ordained priest in York in Sep 1716. Probably Vicar of Rastrick, Yorkshire, 1719-1748. [NOTE: If this man was in Rastrick in 1748, then he was not the John METCALFE who was in VA in 1726, and there are no other John METCALFEs which graduated from Cambridge listed during the possible time frame this John would have attended that could possibly be this John.] (12) 1671, 22 May: John METCALFE, age 18 [b. 1653], sizar, admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge, son of John METCALFE of Bainbridge, Yorkshire, b. there, attended school in Brainbridge with Mr. STEPHENSON. Earned B.A. degree 1674/5. [NOTE: If the Cambridge reference was confused with an earlier generation, such as the father of this John, the 1674/5 graduate John would fit in the right time frame. No Johns, son of Theophilus, are listed.]
(3) "Apparently was a man of some substance."
(1,4,9e,20) Settled in Virginia in 1715. (1,4,9e) From Yorkshire, England? (3) Came to America in 1720. (1a) Emigrated from Yorkshire, England to VA about 1650. [NOTE: Either this applies to a previous generation, maybe his father, or the date is wrong, since it was probably before his birth. See notes above.] (20) Possibly came from Arncliffe Parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire or from Louth Park in Lincolnshire.
(9a,15) 1712: Neavill's Mill, located in the village of Auburn, VA, 6 miles east of Warrenton, VA on Route 672, was built, tradition says, by one METCALF who later went to KY and established the Governor's family there. We do know that 1712 antedates considerably the ownership of George NEAVILL, who did not possess it until around the year 1750. Later, as George NEAVILL died without a son, the property went to his daughter and son-in-law, Ambrose BARNETT. This old mill is three stories, built of stone except the top or attic floor, which is frame. Carved on one of the stones on the outside of the building is the date 1712, and this is believed to be the bona fide date of its erection. George NEAVILL, famed tavern keeper, often spoke of his "mill on Cedar Run." In 1811 it was purchased by William FITZHUGH. This mill continued to run and grind meal until 1918, when a flood broke the dam. [NOTE: 1712 is much too early to be his son John, but could have been built by this John if the date of his arrival in VA is off by a few years. However, it could also be the mill of John METCALFE of Richmond Co., VA, s/o Richard METCALFE/Ann STONE, who died without issue. Warrenton is in present day Fauquier Co., VA.] (9) Another version of the story says that George NEAVIL inherited the mill from his father Joseph NEAVIL.
(17) 1716, 15 Oct: Thomas TOMLINSON was granted 195 acres in Surry Co., VA, on the south side of the main Black Water Swamp, bounded by land of Col. Wm. RANDOLPH dec'd, and Colledge Land, for importation of 4 persons: Petition MOUNTJOY, John MEDCALF, Robt. VOANE, & John FIFE. [NOTE: Same John METCALFE?]
(1) Taught school and served as headmaster for a time. (3) For several years after his arrival in Virginia he was principal of a seminary. (5) "A teacher of school in the colonies." (1a) A teacher and principal of schools in VA.
(9d) 1726, 20 Oct: John METCALFE witnessed William and Mary SPILLER's transfer of their right in a lease to James WHEALY in property leased by SPILLER from William BRENT, 25 Aug 1707. [NOTE: George BRENT of Woodstock in VA purchased from the proprietors of the Northern Neck 30,000 acres of land in Stafford Co., later Prince William Co., which they called Brenton. It would seem that William BRENT sold off part of his inherited land to SPILLER before returning to England; the land METCALFE later bought from SPILLER was probably part of this estate. See notes under George BRENT.]
(9c) 1727, 14 Jun: James BLAND and Mary his wife deeded as mortgage collateral to John LINTON for 100 pounds sterling money of Great Britain a tract of 120 acres, Stafford Co., VA. Wits. John METCALF, Samuel WHITSON, James NUGEN.
(11) 1729, 16 Mar: John METCALFE witnessed an agreement between Col. George MASON and Capt.Thomas HOOPER, Stafford Co., VA.
(8,16b) 1731, 25 Feb: Diana (her mark) METCALFE, John METCALFE, and Richard HAGGARD witnessed a deed of lease and release from Henry FILKINS, planter of Prince William Co., VA to James HAGGARD, planter of the same place, for 100 acres on the south side of Ocquoquon River known by the name of Long Branch, Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., part of a greater tract, near line of Henry HALLEY. [NOTE: Prince William Co., VA formed from Stafford Co. & King George Co, 1731. King George Co. formed out of Richmond Co., 1721. Stafford Co. was formed 1664 from Westmoreland Co. Hamilton Parish was founded in 1730 from part of Overwharton Parish, and was subsequently divided into 7 parishes, including Dettingen, formed 1774 and surveyed in 1745. The first parish church of Dettingen was located at Dumfries.]
(8) 1731, 19 May: John METCALFE and Charles CORNWELL witnessed a receipt from Philemon WATERS to Edward ASKINS, Prince William Co., VA.
(8) 1732, 16 Aug: Thomas BARTON and John METCALFE witnessed a deed of gift from Grace BARTON, widow of Thomas BARTON, dec'd, to her children Lydia DRUMMOND and William BARTON, Prince William Co., VA.
(13) 1732/3, 2 Feb: John METCALFE, John MADEN and John WHITLEDGE witnessed the will of John HOLMES of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., VA, proved by their oaths 24 Mar 1739, Prince William Co., VA.
(8) 1734, 18 Sep: Thomas DALLAS, William THOM [THORN?], and John METCALFE witnessed a deed of lease and release from Dan. OREAR of Prince William Co., VA, to John OREAR of the same place for 200 acres in Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., on Goose Run issuing out of Occoquan River.
(13) 1736, 4 Oct: John METCALFE, Richard WARSDELL and John CATLETT witnessed the will of Daniel ORIAR or OREAR of Prince William Co., VA, proved by their oath 25 Apr 1737, Prince William Co., VA.
(7) 1738, 27 Nov: William SPILLER Sr. of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., VA, planter, leased to John METCALFE of the same place, planter, a messuage or tenement of land whereon the said John METCALFE now lives, containing 150 acres, situated on the south side of the main run of Occaquan on the branches of a branch called Rogers Branch in the county aforesaid, part of a greater tract, beginning at a white oak near the head of Cedar Run race ground, which is the beginning of the said greater tract, & extending along the road towards Quantico to the back line of the said greater tract, thence along the said line to a white oak corner to TAQUET's land, thence along TAQUET's line to a Poplar, which is a corner tree of said TAQUETs land, thence to the beginning, with all & singular the houses, orchards, fencings, woods & underwoods, for and during the natural lives of John METCALFE, Diana METCALFE, and John METCALFE, paying yearly upon the 25th day of December or within 30 days ensuing the just sum of 500 pounds of tobacco. If any of the above specified lives die, John METCALFE may renew & put in another life or lives, he paying a double rent. Signed John METCALFE (Seal) and William SPILLER (Seal). Wits. Philemon WATERS, John (JB) BLAND. Acknowledged at court on same date by both parties.
(13,16) 1741, 2 Nov: James FRENCH of Prince William Co., VA wrote his will. (13) Named wife Elizabeth and children William and Mary Ann, and Leonard HORNSBY and John METCALFE executors. (16) Will probated 23 May 1743. Special bequests were made to his wife Elizabeth, son William and daughter Mary Ann FRENCH. If son William FRENCH died without heirs, his portion to be auctioned off and divided equally between his wife and "all my children". Wits. James HAGGARD, Margaret M. HAGGARD, John MOOR.
(2c,13) 1743, 27 Feb [NOTE: 1743/4?]: John METCALFE and Edward GWATKIN reported to the Prince William Co., VA court that they had divided the estate of James FRENCH, dec'd to the widow Elizabeth FRENCH and to the daughter Mary Anne FRENCH.
(13) 1743, 23 May: Leonard HORNSBY and John METCALFE, the executors named in the will of James FRENCH, refused the burden of the executorship in Prince William Co., VA court.
(13) 1744, 28 May: Wm. THORN, John METCALFE and Lewis RENO were appointed to inventory and appraise the estate of Francis LACON, dec'd, Prince William Co., VA.
(6) 1746, 28 Apr: John METCALFE witnessed a deed from James BLAND Sr. of Dettengen Parish, Prince William Co., VA to his son Benjamin BLAND and Mary his wife.
(6) 1748, 29 Jun: John METCALFE and Edward GWATKIN witness a deed from William SPILLER of Dittengen Parish, Prince William Co., VA to John MAYSEY and granddaughter Mary, John's wife, of Truro Parish, Fairfax Co., VA.
(6) 1748, 23-24 Sep: Diana (X) METCALFE, John METCALFE, and Mary METCALFE witnessed a deed from William FRENCH of Dittingen Parish, Prince William Co., VA, planter, and Winifred his wife, to John CARGYLE of the same place, smith.
(6) 1749, 28 Mar: John METCALF witnessed a lease from John and Rosanna TACKET to Luke CANNON, Prince William Co., VA.
(6) 1750, 28 Mar: John METCALFE witnessed a bond of Thomas LEGG of Dittingen Parish, Prince William Co., VA, to Joseph PETTY of the same place.
(6) 1750, 21-22 Oct: John METCALFE witnessed a deed from Thomas ASHBY Jr. of Frederick Co., VA to William HAND, Prince William Co., VA.
(6) 1751, 25 Nov: John METCALFE, Henry PEYTON and John PEYTON proved a bond in Prince William Co., VA court.
(9b,10) 1756, 25 May: (9b) On the petition of John METCALF heirs excused from paying county or publick levey for the future. (10) On the petition of John METCALF, he is excused from paying county or public levy for the future. [NOTE: It makes much more sense that the heirs of John METCALF who d. 1751 would be excused from paying levys than his son John METCALFE, unless the son had moved to Loudoun and was being levied in two places.]
(14) 1758, 27 Mar: Dianah METCALF gave bond as administrator of the estate of John METCALF, Prince William Co., VA. William HAGARD and Samuel WHITSON, securities. (16) William HAGGARD, s/o James HAGGARD/Elizabeth GENTRY, was of Overwharton Parish, had wife Elizabeth.
(1) Had a son Charles. (18) Does not list a son Charles.
(1) Had a daughter Catherine. (18) Does not list a daughter Catherine in written genealogy. Lists a daughter Catherine on family group record with question mark, crossed out.
(1) Had a daughter Margaret. (18) Does not list a daughter Margaret.
(18) Had a daughter Susan. (1) Does not list a daughter Susan.
(18) Had a son Christopher. (1) Does not list a son Christopher.
(18) Had a son James. (1) Does not list a son James.
||Gwatkin One-Name Study
||14 Aug 2008 |
||Diana Gwatkins, b. 1705 - 1714, d. Aft 23 Jul 1798, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA |
||Virginia, USA [16, 17, 18]
|>||1. Ann Metcalfe, b. Virginia, USA , d. Kentucky, USA |
|>||2. Mary Metcalfe, b. Virginia, USA , d. Kentucky, USA |
|>||3. Christopher Metcalfe, b. Virginia, USA , d. Bef 24 Mar 1777, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA |
| ||4. Margaret Metcalfe, b. Virginia, USA |
| ||5. Sarah Metcalfe|
| ||6. James Metcalfe, b. Abt 1723, Virginia, USA , d. 1776|
|>||7. Capt. John Metcalfe, b. Abt 1724, Virginia, USA , d. 8 May 1799, Mason Co., Kentucky, USA |
|>||8. Elizabeth Metcalfe, b. 13 Dec 1739, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA , d. 1775/1795, Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA |
||15 Mar 2010 |
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- [S1329] Old Homes and Families of Fauquier County, Virginia - The WPA Records, (1978), FHL book 975.5275 H20..
- [S1330] Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Virginia Genealogical Soc.).
- [S1320] Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia (The) 1619-1776, FHL film 1,486,521..
- [S1331] Prince William County, Virginia, Deed Book Liber A 1731-1732, Johnson, June Whitehurst, (1982), FHL book 975.52732 R2j..
- [S1332] Prince William County, Virginia, Deed Book Liber D, 1738-1740, Johnson, June Whitehurst, (Fairfax, VA: J.W. Johnson, 1984), FHL book 975.52732 R2jp..
- [S1333] Stafford County, Virginia Will Books, Paracio, Ruth and Sam, (McLean, VA: R. & S. Sparacio, 1987), FHL book 975.526 P2s, v. M, O..
- [S1334] Virginia, Prince William Co., Deeds.
- [S1335] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, (Vols. 1-85; rpt. Family Archive CD #210).
- [S1311] Study of Metcalfs, Andrews & Smith (A), Metcalf, Clayton Gillis, (Enterprise, AL: 1979).
- [S1336] Genealogy of the Metcalfe Family, Metcalfe, Henry Clay, (Carlisle, KY, 1903. Mss.), File No. 2067..
- [S1337] Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900, (Ancestry.com).
- [S1338] Cambridge University Archives, (Cambridge, England. E-mail: email@example.com (2001)).
- [S1065] Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1695-1732, Nugent, Nell Marion, (rpt. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1963; Richmond: VA State Library, 1977), FHL book 975.5 R2n..
- [S1339] Metcalfe, Carey, Carolyn Tayloe Davidson, (Mar 1988).
- [S232] Carey, Carolyn Tayloe Davidson (Mrs. Alexander McCubbin), (Deceased 2002), Cites: (a) Colonial Families, by Hardy. (b) D.A.R. records, Metcalf and Pickett (Reliability: 1), 15 Mar 2010.
Date of marriage: 1723
From research by Chris Kent
- [S1311] Study of Metcalfs, Andrews & Smith (A), Metcalf, Clayton Gillis, (Enterprise, AL: 1979), pp. 26-40 (Reliability: 1), 15 Mar 2010.
Place of marriage: Virginia
From the research of Chris Kent
- [S1365] Metcalfe Lineages, Metcalfe, Howard H., (2nd Ed., 1994), FHL book 929.273 M565 mhh., Cites: (a) "Genealogy," "Boston Transcript," 6 Jul 1926, entry 4353 (Reliability: 1), 15 Mar 2010.
Date of marriage: 1723
From the research of Chris Kent