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Stafford, Brazil, Brickey, Bush Collinsworth, Elkins, Hassett, Rae and Richeson
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At 12:59pm on May 15, 2011, Michael Helmantoler said…
I am also working on a Brickey linage in MO, TN and VA.
At 9:35pm on October 2, 2009, patsy adkins said…
Hi Rebecca
Im lineage person for our DAR Chapter in WV.
Here is what they are looking for you have to be able to prove each generation back to your patriot.
If you need any help just leave me comment allright
At 8:52am on September 28, 2009, robyn anderson said…
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•ID: I21084
•Name: William STAFFORD
•Sex: M
•Birth: Abt 1606 in , Grafton, England
•Death: Bef 3 Mar 1643/44 in , York County, Virginia

Notes for William Stafford:

William may have been an indentured servant. Thanks to Janis Bunten:
"Came to Jamestown VA at 16 as a ward or servant of Francis Mason on the ship Furtherance. (Hotten: Arrivals in VA of Persons of Quality), confirming the evidence with nothing to refute it, that he was the son of William Stafford of Grafton,England, being 5 or 6 when his father died in 1612, making his date of birth about 1606.

He made his home at Elizabeth City, and in 1639-40 married Frances, daughter of Francis. She would have been 16-17, he 33-34.
He later married Anne Mason, older sister of Frances. Va records state that the planter William Stafford was granted 100 acres on Keith's Creek on 8-23-1634, and 300 acres on 11-12-1635. He seemed to die suddenly in 1644, and there is a will and inventory of his estate dated 3March1644. His inventory was appraised at 30,681 lbs of tobacco and 8 negroes."
Thanks to Natalie Whiteman at genforum:
" 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 Frances 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. 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.
Child of Anne Mason and William Stafford is:
+ 12 i. William4 Stafford II, born Abt. 1641 in York Co., VA; died 17 Feb 1727/28 in Currituck Co., NC.

Marriage 1 Ann MASON b: Abt 1610 in Elizabeth City, Norfolk, Virginia
•Married: Abt 1640 in , York County, Virginia
1. William STAFFORD b: Abt 1641 in , York County, Virginia
At 10:23pm on September 27, 2009, robyn anderson said…
asked to be allowed to bring proof. Another entry in the General Court records, July 2Oth, 1671, shows that Robert Ruffin was guardian of the orphans of Benedict Stafford
At 10:21pm on September 27, 2009, robyn anderson said…
Comment by robyn anderson 7 hours ago Delete Comment [i] William Stafford afterwards removed to York county. There is on record there, dated March 3rd, 1644, the inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of William Stafford, " late deceased," which was at Chiskiack in the possession of John Cluverius, clerk, valued at 30,681 lbs. tobacco, and including 8 negroes. William Stafford was born in 1607, and his wife was named Rebena (Hotten). Among the head-rights to a grant to him in 1635 is Christopher Stafford. Februafy 2d, 1657, it is stated in the York records that Joseph Watkins was guardian of Humphrey Stafford, son and heir of Christopher Stafford, deceased, having married his mother, Elizabeth. In the General Court records, 1675, there is mention that Mrs. Beazley, of James City county, in her will, dated 1664, left a negro to her cousin, Mr. Humphrey Stafford, of Virginia. On September 30th, 1681, Humphrey and John Gwyn, in their own right, and as attorneys of Humphrey Stafford, petitioned the General Court, claiming that they (the three) were the nearest allied to Colonel John Burnham, deceased of Middlesex, and


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