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From: "Marty" <>
Subject: Thomas Jarvis d. 1694
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 08:26:47 -0400

The following is nothing new, but seems like a good starting point.

Colonial Records of NC, Weeks, V.1, p. 421:

28 Sept. 1694. Mr. Foster Jervis craveth a devision to be made of the estate of Thomas Jervis, Esq. deceased that the said Foster Jervis may have his Part separate. And Mr. Charles Neal in behalf of Dorcas, Daughter of said Charles Neal and Dorkas his wife who was daughter of said Thomas Jervis humble prayeth that the part or portion belonging to the said Dorcas Neal out of her grandfather the said Thomas Jervis his estate may be delivered to the said Charles Neal in behalf of his Daughter.
Ordered that Mr. William Allen, Mr. Thomas Vandermeulen and Mr. Richard Sanderson junior or any two of them shall make devision of the estate of the said Thomas Jervis and that the said Foster Jervis have his part or portion of the said estate belonging to the said Dorcas Neal be delivered to the said Charles Neal he giving security before the precinct Court of Currituck for the same.
So it appears that Thomas Jarvis/Jervis had a son named Foster and a daughter named Dorcas. Dorcas married Charles Neal, and they had a daughter named Dorcas Neal. Dorcas Jarvis Neal died before 1694. Dorcas Neal (Dorcas Jarvis Neal's daughter) was apparently a minor in 1694.

I would like to know whether or not anyone can attach the several other Jarvis men who were living early in Currituck to this family. Following the death of Dorcas Jarvis Neal, Charles Neal married Mary Woodhouse. Mary was a sister of Dinah Woodhouse, and both were daughters of John and Ruth Woodhouse of Princess Anne Co., VA. Dinah Woodhouse had married before 1704 Richard Jarvis of Currituck. Who was this Richard Jarvis? Was he unrelated? Was he a son of Thomas? Or was he a son of Foster? Other Jarvis men who are on the early tax lists for Currituck Co. were Francis (by 1713), Jonathan (by 1717) and Thomas (by 1718). Where do they fit in?

Marty Holland

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