Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Debnam

Male Abt 1641 - Aft 1661  (~ 21 years)


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  • Name William Debnam 
    Born Abt 1641  Mockjack Bay, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1661  Mockjack Bay, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I072542  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Debnam,   b. Bef 1605,   d. 1657, Mockjack Bay, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Catherine Jennings,   b. 1605, Igtham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Aug 1678, "Grimseby" Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1626  Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary Burton Derrickson McCurdy. "The Townleys and Warners of Virginia and Their English Connections." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 81, no. 3, 1973, pp. 319-367. www.jstor.org/stable/4247812.

      York County Deeds 1657-1662.
      Nov 28, 1657: Dispute between William Debnam, the son and heir of Wm Debnam, and Christopher Calthorpe re: title of land in New Poquoson, which was held by his father for 20 yrs.
      June 24, 1658: the same dispute in court now being pressed by Charles Grymes, the plaintiff’s Guardian.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 402
      WILLIAM DEBNAM, 1500 acs. in Mockjack Bay, beg. at marked tree of George Ludlow, Esqr., a mile distant from a branch in Seaveme &c. through Cedar Island to the bay &c. 13 Jan. 1661, p. 322, (441). Renewal of patent dated 26 Dec. 1653.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 49
      MR. PETER RICHARDSON & THE HEIRES OF JAMES ROE, dec'd.. 1500 acs. Gloster Co., 17 Mar. 1672/3, p. 187 in a plantation seated by Mr.Sawyer deced, along Mr. Burwell's line White Marsh, to Coll. Francis to Wm. Debnam, by the path from the Mill to the Gleab Land, to Cheeesman's land, &c. Granted to Mr.Stephen Gill in 1649, sold to Mr. Peter Richardson & James Roe
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 202
      WM., HUMPHRY & JOHN TOMKINS, sons of Humphrey Tomkins, dec'd.. 2171/4 acs., Gloster Co., upon the North Riv., 25 Sept. 1679, p. 8. Adj. Wm. Debnam; Mr. Tho. Tabb; & Richard Creadle, 200 acs. granted Abra. Turner, 10 Oct. 1642; the residue found within the bounds, & due for trans. of 1 pers: James [blank].
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 41
      MR. THOMAS READE,- 47 acs. (Esch. L.), Gloucester Co; beg. near Edwd, Stubblefield's Tobacco Ground from whence his dwelling house Chimney funnel bears N.E'ly; to Stubblefeld's Orchard, by the last row of apple trees; on path from the house to the Spring; to head of Whitlock's (now Stubblefield's Spring; along William Debnam's line; across Chisman's Sw; 16 June 1714, p. 174. Escheated from Edward Maise, by inquisition under Richard Johnson, Esch'r., 29 May 1697; now granted, &c. 2 Lbs. Tobacco for every acre. Conveyed to sd. Maise by James Whitlock & Dorothy his wife, 25 June 1691, & said to be granted to Thomas Russell, who bequeathed to sd. Reade

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