Descendants of

CLEMENT ALDRIDGE/ ARLEDGE

of Worstead, Norfolk, England

and Northumberland County, Virginia

PART II


The following report was generated from Family Tree Maker 4.0 software. It includes all of my notes and documentation for 3 generations down from the first Clement. Because of size, it is divided into two separate files. To reach Part I, click HERE .

From the research files of Pam Wilson. These are my research notes and do not represent any conclusions in final form. Created January 1999; updated July 2006.


6. WILLIAM 4 ALDRIDGE (CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born February 1677/78 in St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland Co, VA (Source: Alice Sekanick, The Hutchison Family (1994).), and died Bef. January 21, 1724/25 in Wicomico Parish, Northumberland Co, VA. He married (1) ALICE FALLIN Bef. 1703, daughter of CHARLES FALLIN and JANE ???. He married (2) SARAH ??? Bef. 1721 in prob Northumberland Co, VA.

Notes for WILLIAM ALDRIDGE:

The only child of William whose birth was listed in the Northumberland Co Record of births 1661-1810 (page 4, mutilated), was "--n Aldridge" (prob. John) born May 16, 170_

19 May 1703 [Northumberland County Court Orders, page 246]: WM. ARLEGE and ALICE his wife ack. a deed for 50 acres to HANNAH NEALE and Mrs. Hannah Neale ack. Deed of 50 acres to RODHAM NEALE.

23 Sept 1715: "WILLIAM ARLEDGE of Wiccomoco Parish fined for absence from church for 2 months. Probably a Quaker." 23 Sept 1715. 6.138 [Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. XIX, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720 (Balt: GPC, 1971]
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Will, of WILLIAM ARLEDGE Northumberland Co (VA) Record Book 19:375, dated 25 August 1724, proved 21 Jan 1725: leaves tract of land in Wiccocomoco Parish to be equally divided between sons William and John; his still to be divided between sons William, John and Clement; his widow Sarah Arledge to have rest of moveable estate, but if she remarries to be equally divided between her, daughter Jane, and sons William, John, Clement and Isaac. Names WILLIAM FALLIN to have the tuition of son William until he comes to the age of 21 years, and CHARLES FALLIN to have the tuition of son John until he is 21. Wife Sarah as Executrix. Wit: THOMAS NORMAN and CHARLES FALLIN. [Northumberland County Record Book 1718-1726, page 389, as abstracted]

WILL OF WILLIAM ARLEDGE. Northumberland County Records Book 1718-1726. Dated 25 August 1724. In the name of God Amen, I William ARLEDGE of the County of Northumberland being sick and weake in body but in perfect since and memory, do make this my last will and Testamant in manner and form following, and first of all I bequeath my soul to allmighty God who Gave it to me and my body to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of Executor hereafter mentioned. As touching what worldly Goods it hath pleased God to lend me, I do give and bestow as followeth:

I give and bequeath unto my sons William and John Arledge my Tract of Land lying in Wiccocomoco Parish to be equally divided between them, my son William to have the plantation. I give it to them and there heirs forever. I likewise Give my Still to my three sons Wm, Jno and Clemt Arledge, each of them to have there equal part in her. The rest of my moveable Estate I leave the care of it to my wife Sarah Arledge Dureing her widowhood, but if she marries my will is that it should be equally divided between her and my daughter Jane, my sons Wm, Jno, Clemt and Isaac Arledge, everyone to have there Equal part. My will is that William Fallin shall have the Tuition of my son Wm until he comes to the age of Twenty One years and that Charles Fallin have the Tuition of my son Jno until he Comes to the age of Twenty years. I do likewise appoint my wife Sarah Arledge to be Execx of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale this Twenty Fifth day of August Anno Domini 1724. W. Arledge Seale.

Signed, sealed and published in presence of Thomas Norman [TN his mark], Charles Fallin.

On Jany 21 1724/5 this will was proved in Northumberland County Court

Northumberland County In obedience to and order of this County Court dated the 20th of January 1724, we whose names are here underwritten being appointed by the Said order to appraise the Said Deed Estate and being sworn before Thomas Hughlet one of his majesties Justices of the Piece and haveing proceed as followeth viz. [Note from PW: I'm not sure about these numbers or what they mean; I think they are monetary values in pounds]
To 3 Cows and 3 yearlings at 4:10:0
To 1 cow big with Calf at 3:30:0
To 8 sheep at 6 2:99(?)
To 1 fether bed and furniture and bed shed 3:10:??
To 1 old featherbed and Covering and Trundle bedsted 1:15:9
To old flok bed at 0:12:0
To a parcel of old Books 0:12:6
To a pr. Shot moles ... (?) 0:8:0
To 5 iron potts & hooks 1:4:10
To a parcel of Lumber 0:6:0
To Some Shoemakers Tooles and some laste 0:15:0
To sow, 4 piggs and 2 Barrows & Sow Shose 2:05:0
To a parcel of old silverware (?) ___ and old Sadles ... 20:5:0
To 8 lbs of old wool 0:2:0
To 2 1/2 of pickt Cotton and some unpickd 0:4:0
To a parcel of wood & lumber 0:2:0
To 8 pothooks and bell metle, skillet & candlestick 0:6:0
To 9 wedges 2 pulles and Spit & Fire Tongs 1:0:0
To Sum old Iron 0:6:0
To an old wheel and card wool and hackett 0:10:0
To a Small Still 5:0:0
To Sme Earthenware & Frying pans & Shilliards (?) 0:7:6
TO Sum old Caske or Two, Raw hides 1:10:0
To Some feathers & small matter of flax 0:4:0
To 2 grindstones 0:3:0
To 37 weight of pewter 1:7:9
To 27 weight of pewter 0:13:6
To Doz'n Eight Spoons & quart pot 0:4:0
To Chest & Trunk & box 0:16:0
To Some woodenware 0:4:0
To 1H bottles 0:2:0 To a parcel of Joyners Tools 2:10:0
TO a parcel of Carpenters Tools 0:17:6
To a Cumpas Saw 0:10:0
To an old whipsaw 0:10:0
To a Tennant Saw 0:7:0
To a parcel of nailes 0:4:0
To an old Carpent Saw 0:2:0
To 3 gunns 2:0:0
To a mare bridles and saddle, pistol, howlsters and two swords 5:10:0
To some buttons and other Truck 0:2:0
To some old Cloaths and hatt 0:10:0
To a Glewpot rasor fleames (?) and Some other Truck 0:6:0
To Eight Bushels, half of wheat unapprosted
To Six Pounds of Flacks and a pair of mens shoes

Sarah ALDRIDGE [X her mark] widow and relict of Wm Aldridge
John Conway, George Dawkins, Richd Routt, Wm Warrick Feb 17th, 1724/5
This inventory of the estate of Wm ARLEDGE Decd was Exhibited into Court by Sarah ARLEDGE Execx of the Sd Decd and is admitted to the Record.
Test. Richd Lee, C Cor.
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Apparently his widow SARAH ARLIDGE died not long afterward; there is notice of her estate being administered by RICHARD FULKS in an entry dated 19 April 1727: "Richard Fulks came into court and made oath that Sarah Arledge departed this life without making any will as farr as he knows...certificate granted him for obtaining letters of administration in due form [and appraisal ordered of her estate].
[Northumberland County Order Book, 1719/20-1729, Administrations, p.261, transcribed by Carolyn Jett] Northumberland County Order Book, Court Records of 21 August 1728:

(1) ISAAC Orphant of WILLIAM ARLEDGE is bound aprentis to JOHN CALLAHAN until he arrives to the age of 21 years he being Six years old last Christmas in consideration whereof the said Callahan doth oblige himself to find the said Orphant Sufficient and Cleanly Lodging Cloathing and Diet and to learn him to Read and write and the Trade of a weaver. Charles Fallin came into Court and entere'd into a Recognizance with the said Callahan each of five thousand pounds of Tobacco for performance of Covenants. [Order Book 1719-1729, 307].

(2) SARAH Orphant of WILLIAM ARLEDGE is bound by the Court to JOHN CALLAHAN and his wife MARY until she arrives to the age of 18 years she being five years old, in consideration whereof the said Callahan and his wife do oblige themselves to find the said Orphant Sufficient and Cleanly Lodging Cloathing and Diet and to learn her to Read, Knie and Spin. Charles Fallin came into Court and entere'd into a Recognizance with the said Callahan each of five thousand pounds of Tobacco for performance of Covenants. [Order Book 1719-1729, 307].

<>[Order Book 1719-1729, p. 322] 19 Feb 1728/9: John Callahan is appointed guradian of Isaac ARLEDGE and Sarah ARLEDGE, orphants of William ARLEDGE deceased, the said CALLAHAN giving caution for his due performance of the said trust as the law directs.

p.343: 10 June 1729 - Upon the petition of John Callahan, guardian of Isaac Arledge and Sarah Arledge, orphts of Sarah Arledge deceased, ordered that John Conway, Yarrat Hughlett and Joseph Tipton meet sometime before the next court and settle the accounts between William Thomas, exec of Richard Fulks, decd, who was adm of Sarah Arledge, decd, and the estate of the said Sarah Arledge, and possess the said Callahan with the said orphants filial parts thereof and that they make report of their proceedings to the next court.

p. 344: 16 July 1729 - John Conway, Yarratt Hughlett and Joseph Tipton's division of Richard Foulks estate from the estate of Sarah Arledge decd is presented to the court by Wm Thomas, exec of the sd Foulks and on his motion is admitted into record.

Northumberland Co. Orders 1729-1737, p.27 note that John Aldridge was bound to William Owens to learn the carpenter/joiner trade. The apprenticeship indenture to begin 04/15/1730.
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Teri Allred's Aldridge & Allred of the South Newsletter (Summer 1993, p. 12): ALRED NAME IN NORTHUMBERLAND CO., VIRGINIA, 1694

Ever hear about Henry ALRED in Northumberland County, Virginia or any instance of the spelling ALRED there? In the process of examining all instances of ALDRIDGE and ALLRED (and the variations) as found in SWEM [Swem, E. G., VIRGINIA HISTORICAL INDEX, Vol. I, Gloucester, MA, 1965], we discovered this information:

"Nov. 22, 1694 Henry ALRED, assignee of Wm. Dickinson by his atty, Richard HAYNIE, declared that Thomas Hobson did bind and oblige himself to pay unto Wm. Dickinson of Somerset Co., in the Province of Md. or to his heirs, 10,300 pounds of tobacco upon demand after Oct. 1693. Sarah Dickinson was the executor of her brother, John WEBB's will, and in D. B. 1699 to '13 is named as Sarah Dickinson, former wife of Thos. Hobson dec'd. Sarah Webb Hobson, widow of Thos. Hobson, Sr. mar. 2d Wm. Dickinson of Md. Capt. Thomas Hobson (1665-1717), the son of Thomas Hobson and Sarah Wehb, was "the most prominent member of this family. He was a county clerk, Captain of militia, church warden, and Burgess from Northumberland." Further, "On Oct. 25, 1710 during the incumbency of Capt. Hobson as clerk, a fire at the courthouse destroyed many of the record books from 1672. Some of the old wills and deeds were recorded again in a book provided especially for that purpose and described as follows: 'This Book contains the Records of Those papers which have been presented unto the County Court of Northumberland and by the Justices of the said Court admitted to record again, they having been formerly recorded and the books of Records in which they had been recorded burned with the office, the 25th day of October Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ten. Test. Thos. Hobson -- Clerk. [in Tyler, Lyon G., M.A., LL.D, Editor, TYLER'S QUARTERLY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, Vol.VIII, Richmond Press, Inc., Printers, Richmond, VA, 1927, pp. 128-129 (Thomas Hobson and Some of His Descendants).

Haven't we seen the name HAYNIE before in connection with our family? Ah, yes...the very same Richard HAYNIE, called Capt. Richard HAYNIE. an influential official and one of the Justices of the County Court when the "prolonged contest" began between him and William ALDRIDGE on 17 August 1705 [see Allred, Rulon C., ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA, Wm. R. Bishoff, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1966, Introduction, pp. 1-76 through 1-78]. Capt. HAYNIE lost the case and then began suing (at least until 17 Sept. 1707) William ALDRIDGE, whose name is spelled ARLEDGE at least half of the time. After that, William ALDRIDGE or ARLEDGE was suing or being sued for some time. He was once fined (23 Sept. 1715) for "absenting himself from Church for two months."

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The following is excerpted from an email to Clay Fulcher from Carolyn Jett, on January 13, 1997: "Although the surname Aldridge was used interchangeably with Arledge or Arlege throughout the 1600s, the children of William Arledge used Arledge more than Aldridge. William left the following children: 1. William Arledge 2. John Arledge, d. circa 1730 leaving a son, John Arledge, who was bound to William Owens to learn carpentry. [WHAT IS THE SOURCE?] 3. Clement Arledge, m. (1) ? and (2) Ann. He sold his land in Northumberland Co. on 9 May 1743, and removed from the area. [SOURCE?] 4. Jane Arledge 5. Isaac Arledge, b. circa 1721, and probably moved to New Bern, Craven Co., NC with his guardian, John Callahan, who went there after 1738. (He was first apprenticed to Callahan, then made his ward.) 6. Sarah Arledge - b. circa 1724/5, and probably also went to North Carolina with her guardian, John Callahan. [Sarah and Isaac were the children of William's second wife, Sarah. The other four children were older, although William and John were still under the age of 20 when their father wrote his will on 25 Aug. 1724.]"

Notes for ALICE FALLIN:

The following Northumberland County VA court record was sent to Clay Fulcher by Patricia Daniels on January 26, 1997:

Court 19 May 1703, page 246. Wm. Arledge and Alice his wife ack. a deed for 50 acres to Hannah Neale and Mrs. Hannah Neale ack. Deed of 50 acres to Rodham Neale.

Alice apparently witnessed her father's will, according to this abstract [need to secure copy of original will]:

Northumberland County Will of Charles Fallin dated 17 Dec 1700, proved 16 April 1701. Sick and weak in body. To son Dennis Fallon land adj Saml Webb's spring branch. To sons Charles and William. Wife Jane sole extrx. Wit: Benja Browne, Else Fallin, John Hogan. Proved by oaths of Browne and Hogan. Re-recorded 19 Mar 1711/12 by William Fallin. 17.159 [Beverly Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. XIX, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720 (Balt: GPC, 1971]

Else Fallin must be Alice--but is she was his daughter, why was she not named in the will??

Records that she died April 19, 1727 are obviously incorrect. This may be the date of death of William's second wife Sarah.

Notes for SARAH ???:

Some sources have given Sarah the surname of ALIRE. However, I do not know the source for this. A search shows that there is no ALIRE family in the Northumberland Co records of this period. There are ALLIN's and AIRES/AIRS. Graham Louer suggests that Sarah may have had some relation to the Callahan family, since her two children were given in guardianship to John Callahan of New Bern after her death. This is a provocative thought that needs to be explored.

Graham Louer on April 12, 1999 wrote: "William Arledge/Aldridge d. 1721 N'umberland Co. VA leaving widow 2nd wife Sarah ___ and several chn. Sarah thought to be quite likely from one of these families: Shapleigh, Berry, Feilding/Fielding, Conway, Callahan, Thomas, Mash/Marsh, Hughlett, Fulks/Faulks, Norman, Tilles or Fipton. They m. prob. 1715-1721.

SARAH ARLIDGE died not long after her husband; there is notice of her estate being administered by RICHARD FULKS in an entry dated 19 April 1727. [Northumberland County Order Book, 1719/20-1729, Administrations, p.261]

Children of WILLIAM ALDRIDGE and ALICE FALLIN are:

i. WILLIAM5 ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1704, Northumberland Co, VA; went to Bertie/Granville Co, NC then Fairfield, SC; d. September 02, 1784, Camden Dist, SC (will adm. by nephew Joseph; bond: Isaac, Clement; wit: Amos.

Notes for WILLIAM ARLEDGE:

I believe that this WIlliam was involved in land transactions in Colonial Craven Co (Camden Dist) SC as follows:

Feb 1764: Plat for 150 acres on Dutchman's Creek
Aug 1766: Plat for 100 acres in Craven Co
Dec 1768: Grant for 150 acres in Craven Co.
Dec 1768: Plat for 100 acres in Craven Co.
Apr 1769: Memorial for 150 acres on Dutchman's Creek
Mar. 1771: Grant for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek
April 1771: Memorial for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek
July 1771: Plat for 100 acres in Craven Co
May 1772: Grant for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek
Aug 1772: Memorial for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek

Tacy Arledge, Laura Frankhauser and Virginia Stout, in "History and Descendants of Isaac Arledge" (1981) write that brothers Clement and William moved to NC following their father's death. "There is a land grant to William in Bertie Co, NC dated 1726. Part of that county later became Granville County, which has land records for Clement. William and Clement were still living in Granville County in the 1760s, where Clement probably died after 1790."

There is much confusion about which William Aldridge (Arledge?) was which, and the following records pertain to a number of different William Aldridges. It is not clear which, if any, of the central NC Aldridge records might apply to William, son of William of Northumberland.

Allen Aldridge wrote that Granville Land Grants show a grant dated 13 Nov 1756 to WILLIAM ALDRIDGE in Orange Co. [from Granville Land Grants by Grigg, Hager and Swaim, from Land Grant Office File Cards, NC State Archives]. Jeanie Knight wrote: "Orange County, NC deeds how the following: Book 14 page 32, 13 Nov 1756: 'Grant to William ALDRIDGE-ALRED from Earl Granville for 256 acres on a branch of Sandy Creek waters of Deep River, called Mt. Pleasant...beginning at hickory on Herman Husband's line.' Other deeds are Book 14, p. 330, 11 Dec 1762: 'Grant from Earl Granville to William ALDRED for 296 acres on Bush Creek of Deep River...." Which William Aldridge was this?

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Franklin R. Aldridge (Aldridge Records, Vol. II, 1975, p. 189) writes:

"It is very possible that William and his brother Clement Arledge settled in what was then Bertie County, NC. One William had a land grant in Bertie County in the year 1726. Edgecombe was formed from Bertie in 1741, and Granville from edgecombe in 1746. Franklin and Warren were later formed from Bute, which was formed in 1764 and abolished 1779, which was in the same locality.

"In the land deeds of Granville County, Clement ALDRIDGE and Clement ARLEDGE have the same property,a nd they are one and the same person. The same for William ALDRIDGE and William AKERIDGE. Records of old Bute County may be found in Warren, and some are in Franklin County. William and Clement were living in Granville County in 1760's. In the year 1761, Earl Granville granted  to Thomas TURNER (Deed Bk E, p. 175, Granville Co, NC) vacant land on NC Fishing Creek adjoining CAPPS, ALDRIDGE, THOMAS along Peter SANTSING's line and Francis SANTSING's line adjoining JONES and SMART lines. This appears that one of the ALDRIDGEs was already living there.

"In Granville County in the year 1762 Francis CAPPS deeded to Clement ARLEDGE of same county in the consideration of the sum of Eighteen pounds gold and silver coin for 300 acres of land being a survey taken by James Sentry, lying on the head of Bufelow Creek (Deed Bk. F P. 152 Granville Co, NC). Another land deed from Lewis COLLINS to William ACRIDGE "Arledge" in 1763 in Granville County on both sides of the west prong of Grassy Creek. This land [had been] granted to Collins by Earl Granville.

"After 1763 to 1790 there are no more deeds in Granville County pertaining to ARLEDGEs. Bute was formed in 1764 and abolished in 1779...in Warren County, a deed from Dolling and Lucy JONES to Clement ARLEDGE dated 1764 [Warren Co Deed Book A, p. 96] and a deed from Barsheba to Clement ARLEDGE dated 1765 (Deed Book I p. 9). ...The 1790 census for Warren County [does not turn up any Arledges, nor does the 1800 census for Franklin County], so we may assume the Arledges had moved to other parts of the country by this time."

In terms of some records, it is not clear which refer to this WIlliam and which to the younger William Arledge listed in Spartanburg and Kershaw Counties, SC, born 1740-45, died 1814.

There are records of a William Aldridge/Arledge in SC as early as 1754. FRA's records cite baptism records from Orangeburg Church, Orangeburg County, SC:

"Baptized in Orangeburg Church, Sarah, daughter of William and Agness Aldridge, born 14 July 1755. Surety: Anne Faust, Anna Maria Kemlerm and Isaac Hottow. On Tuesday, January 4th, in Orangeburg Church, Zachariah, son of William and Agness Aldridge, born 18th January 1754. Surety: Abraham Hasfor, Peter and Sarah Faust." (History of Orangeburg County, SC, p. 167, as cited in FRA, p 264).

That this is the same William Aldridge who owned land on the Edisto River is clear from this deed cited by FRA, from the Deed Office in Charleston, SC: "William ALDRIDGE to Andrew Frederick, Lease. December 21, 1767. William ALDRIDGE of Berkeley County and Province of SC, planter, 300 acres in Berkley County on branch of North Edisto River, called Tybo [sic] Creek, bounded to SW by land laid out to Joseph. Has fort to the NE by Joseph Dukes and vacant lands on all other sides. Signed: William and Agness Aldridge."

A William Aldridge is involved in many, many land transactions in SC as early as 1756 through 1775, several of them involving Mathias Fellows/Fellewes, Paul Johnson, Joseph Duke, John Single, among others. These may reflect more than one William Aldridge/Arledge, though I assume most of these early records are for this older WIlliam. (See below)

William Aldridges owned plantations on the Edisto and Wateree Rivers exceeding a thousand acres.  Land transactions in 1756 between Joseph Duke and William ALDRIDGE for 200a in Berkly Co, SC; in 1757 a plat for 300a on N. Edisto River and Tylo Creek; in 1761 a memorial involving Joseph Duke for 2 tracts, one 300a in Berkly Co and 200a in Colleton Co (at this time there were only 3 counties in SC); in 1764 plat for 150 a Craven Co, and another 100a in Craven Co in 1766; another land grant in 1767 for 300a on Tylo Creek. In 1766 a deed involving Elizabeth Aldridge, a plat for 100a Craven County; this land acquisition continued from 1768 (a very busy year)  through 1775, including transactions naming William Aldridge and wife, naming John Aldridge (1772) and several naming Matthias Fellows.  All forms of name were ALDRIDGE, ALDERIDGE and ALDERAGE.

However, evidence for the existence of two contemporaneous William Aldridges exists with this estate inventory noted by FRA: "The following inventory was recorded in Charleston Books v99(B) p. 570: A just and true appraisement of the estate of William Aldridge, deceased, shown to us by the Administrator, Charles Ridman (?) taken this 11th day February 1778. One negro man Harry at 1200 and one negro man Joe at 1500." Is the William Aldridge of Berkeley District (Edisto River)? If so, he is a distinct person and not the same as the Craven County William Aldridge. However, the proximity to Joseph DUKES on the Edisto River raises questions, since there are close ties between the DUKES and ARLEDGE family in Craven (later Fairfield) Co, SC as well.

Another census/tax list record: Aldridge, William State : SC County : Camden Dist. Year : 1778

In 1778 William ALDRIDGE and Mathias FELLOWS served on a jury drawn from the area between the Broad and Catawba Rivers. [Source: Ge Lee Corley Hendrix and Morn McKay Lindsay, eds., The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779 (Greenville, SC: published by authors, 1975), pp. 50-51.

Who was his wife?? Did he have children?????

**In 1784, Joseph Arledge [spelled ARLARDGE, acc. to Sekanick, 1994, p. 65] (presumably the son of Isaac, brother of Amos) applied for letters of administration for the estate of William Arledge. Bond was provided by Joseph, Isaac and Clement Arledge with Amos as witness. [Brent Holcomb & Elmer Parker, eds., Camden District, SC Wills and Administrations 1781-1796, Easley: Southern Historical Press, 1978, p. 2]

18 August 1784, Camden District, SC. Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Arledge  Isaac Arledge, Clement Arledge of the state of SC and Camden District are jointly and sum only holden firmly obliged unto Henry Hampton Esq Ordinary of the said District in the full sum of three thousand pounds sterling be paid unto the said Henry Hampton or his successor for the time being in the said office, Attorney or assigns, the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly and firmly by these presents , sealed with our seals and dated the 18th day of August Anno Domini 1784 and in the 9th year of American Independence. Whereas Administration joint and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of WILLIAM ARLARGE late of the District aforesadi  ____ lately granted by the said Henry Hampton unto said JOSEPH ARLARGE __ Condition of this Obligation is such that the said JOSEPH ARLARGE in all good do ___ and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of the said WILLIAM ARLARGE deceased and which shall come into the funds of the said JOSEPH ARLARGE to be administered and make distribution of what  shall remain after payment of the said deceaseds debts and funeral expenses in a due course of law, then this obligation to be paid and otherwise to remain in the full  fare and virtue.
Sealed and delivered in presence of
AMOS ARLEDGE, test

JOSEPH ARLEDGE
ISAAC {his X mark} ARLEDGE
CLEMENT ARLEDGE

A further statement by Henry Hampton, Ordinary, requesting a "true and perfect Inventory and Appraisement" of hte estate of William Arledge to be made by Joseph Arledge, Admr, by 18 October 1784, is witnessed by Barlet Hinson, Isaac Arledge, Chas Gavin, Benjamin Perry and Isaac Gibson

A William Arledge left a will which is filed in Apt. 3, Pck 68 in Camden District, SC, From S.C. MAGAZINE OF ANCESTRAL RESEARCH V. III. P. 151.  That
William's estate was appraised and listed  his death date as Sept. 2, 1784.  Signed by Isaac Arledge, Charles Gavin, and Bartlet Hinson. (From Fay Kitchens]

Fay Kitchens also wrote: S.C. MAZAGINE OF ANCESTRAL RESEARCH.  VOL. III.
p. 151.  James Bishop was connected to the estate of Wm. Arledge dec'd Sept. 2, 1784, in which Isaac Arledge was an appraiser. [James Bishop was husband of Isaac Arledge's daughter Sarah.]

Here is the full text:

S.C. MAZAGINE OF ANCESTRAL RESEARCH.  VOL. III:

Page 213. An Appraisement of the Goods & Chattels belonging to the Estate of Wm Arledge Dec'd, Septr 2d, 1784. Total evaluation, £.29.3.6.

Isaac Arledge
Charles Gavin
Bartlet Hinson

Page 213. Acco't of Sale of the Goods & Chattels belonging to the Estate of William Arledge Dec'd, Sold at twelve Months Credit Sept. 13th, 1784. Amo't of Sale, £.39.1.2.

Pages 213-214. Debts due the Estate of s'd Dec'd. Debtors: Jas Love, Ephraim Pool, Joseph Thompson, Cash left in the hands of Joseph Arledge, James Bishop, William Kitchen (£.5.13.2½) who has been absconded so that it appears to be irrecoverable. (Most debts are for Credit in the Store.) Total debts, £.9,17.3½.

Page 214. The s'd Estate To Joseph Arledge Dr £.10. John Reeves proved an acco't against the Estate for £.5.10.

Joseph Arledge, Admr
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SC Department of Archives and History Alphabetical Index p. 407, 207,
102 [notes added from material sent by Graham Louer]

Berkeley County:

ALDRIDGE, William.  Joseph DUKE, Plat for 200 acres on N. Edisto River (Tylo Cr.), Berkly County 22 Dec 1756
ALDRIDGE, William, plat for 300 acres on N. Edisto River (Tylo Creek), 15 November 1757
ALDRIDGE, William,  Joseph DUKE, Memorial for 2 tracts (300 a in Berkley Co, 200 a in Colleton Co) 2 May 1761
ALDRIDGE, William. Paul JOHNSON. Plat for 150 a. in St. George's Parish 7 May 1767
ALRIDGE, William. Land Grant for 300 acres on Tylo Creek 7 May 1767
ALDRIDGE, William. Memorial for 300 a. on Edisto River. 18 May 1767
ALDRIDGE, William. Paul JOHNSON. Memorial for 150 a. St. George's Parish, Berkly Co, 2 May 1768
ALDERIDGE, William. Henry FELDER, Plat for 271 a. in Berkly County, 5 Sept 1772
ALDRIDGE, William. Henry FELDER. Memorial for 2 tracts on Edisto R., Berkly Co (271 a and 729 a), 23 Nov 1772
ALDRIDGE, William. Plat for 200 a. Colleton Co. 24 May 1773
ALDRIDGE, William. Land grant for 200 a. Colleton Co, 23 June 1774
ALDRIDGE, William.  Memorial for 200 acres Colleton Co (Edisto River), 11 Nov 1774

CRAVEN County:

*ALDRIDGE?, William. [1761 Deed of gift "for love and affection" all my Camden District lands, to Isaac and Absalom ALDRIDGE from William and (unnamed) wife. Reference from Graham Louer, who says "This document not verified"]. [PW: I'd really like to see a copy of this.]

*ALDRIDGE?, William. March 1763. Bought land on West Prong of Grassy Creek from Lewis COLLINS (said to be Deed Book F, p. 163)--from Graham Louer, who says this document is not verified]. Isn't  this in Granville Co, NC, according to F.R. Aldridge records?

ALDRIDGE, William. Plat for 150 a. in Craven County, 21 February 1764. Dutchman's Creek, all sides vacant, precept of 1 Nov 1763.

*AKERIDGE, William. 31 Jan 1765. Sold 172 a. on Grassy Creek; Deed Book G, p. 311--from Graham Louer; document not verified]. Isn't this in Granville Co, NC?

ALDRIDGE, William. Plat for 100a in Craven County 6 August 1766. Both sides Dutchman's Creek, bound E & SE by MOON, SW by Benj. MARTAIN (precept 3 June 1766).

ALDRIDGE, Elizabeth. Plat for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek in Craven County; Bounded NE on land of Thomas McKIE, SW on land of William ALDRIDGE (other sides vacant) 12 Dec 1766. certified for Mathias FELLOWS 6 October 1767

ALDRIDGE, William. Mathias FELLEURS. Memorial for 100 a. on Dutchman's Creek in Craven Co, 12 April 1768. Grant to Matthias FELLOWS had occured 13 Feb 1768, adjacent Wm. ALDRIDGE and Thomas McKIE.

[ALDRIDGE, William, 2 August 1768, Memorial for George PAYNE on both sides of Dutchman's Creek in Craven Co, bounded E by Wm. ALDRIDGE, W by George Payne.]

ALDRIDGE, William. Land grant for 150 acres, Craven County, 6 December 1768. Dutchman's Creek. Adjacent Matthias FELLOWS.

ALDRIDGE, William. Plat for 100 acres Craven County, 28 Dec 1768. Dutchman's Creek.

[ALDRIDGE, William. John SINGLE. Plat for 150 a. Craven County, 18 March 1769. adjacent William ALDRIDGE.]

ALDERAGE, William. Memorial for 150 acres on Dutchman's Creek, Craven County 22 April 1769.  Granted 6 Dec 1768. ALl sides vacant (G. Louer notes that this contradicts grant, which says it was adjacent to FELLOWS).

[ALDRIDGE, William. John SINGLE. Memorial for 150 a. on Bush Creek, Craven Co, 13 Oct 1769. Bounded SW by William ALDRIDGE.]

ALDRIDGE, William and wife to Andrew FREDERICK, lease and release, 1771

ALDERAGE, William. Land Grant for 100 acres in Craven County 15 Mar 1771. Dutchman's Creek, bounded NE by Richard Kirkland, NE & SW by John Murray. Memorial made 16 April 1771. [See sale 25 Feb 1775]

ALDRIDGE, William. Plat for 100 a. in Craven Co, 5 July 1771;  ALDRIDGE, William. Land grant for 100 a. on waters of Dutchman's Creek, Craven County, 21 May 1772; ALDRIDGE, William. 1 August 1772. Memorial for 100 a on waters of
Dutchman's Creek, 1 August 1772

*25 Oct 1772: Plat for 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek, Craven County, SC, bounded SW by Matthias FELLOW, NW by John ALSTON, NE by John MOONEY

[ALDRIDGE, William. John ALDRIDGE. Plat for 100 acres in Craven County, 2 Nov 1772, adjacent William ALDRIDGE]

*25 February 1775. William and wife Mary of St. Mark's Parish sold 100a on Dutchman's Creek (granted said Wm. March 1771) to Saul Radley (?) Fairfield Deed Book F, p.2

[ALDRIDGE, William. Mathias FELLOWS. Memorial for 100 a. on Dutchman's Creek, Craven Co, 9 October 1775; bounding NE William ALDRIDGE and FELLOWS, John ALSTON. Granted 1 June 1775]

Also listed as SC Land Grants by FRA:

ALDRIDGE, William, Land grant for 200 acres Ninety Six District, SC, January 1785 [THURMAN ALDRIDGE CLAIMS THIS IS FROM HIS FAMILY (descended from Nicholas & Martha of Anne Arundel Co, MD]

ALDRIDGE, William, Land grant for 100 acres Craven County, SC 3 Dec 1787

ii. JOHN ARLEDGE, b. Abt. May 16, 1706, Wicomico, Northumberland Co, VA (to Fairfield, SC by 1750); d. Abt. 1765, prob. SC (Fairfield Co area) --NEED WILL; m. ELIZABETH THOMAS, Bef. Sepptember 1741, Northumberland Co, VA (Source: The September 1741 will of Richard Thomas in Northumberland Co, VA, names daughter Elizabeth ALDRIDGE, so it is apparent they were married by this time.).

Notes for JOHN ARLEDGE:

Given half of father's land in Wicomico Parish (the plantation) in father's will dated 25 Aug 1724.

Northumberland Co. Orders 1729-1737, p.27 note that John Aldridge was bound to William Owens to learn the carpenter/joiner trade. The apprenticeship indenture to begin 04/15/1730.

This John Aldridge/ Arledge who ends up in SC records is most likely the son of William Aldridge/Arledge and Alice Fallin, born in Wicomico, Northumberland CO, VA.  I had originally connected this one as William's son because of the Arledge spelling of his name. The only child of William whose birth was listed in the Northumberland Co Record of births 1661-1810 (page 4, mutiliated), was "--n Aldridge" (prob. John) born May 16, 170_.  Becaue of ages, this must have been between 1704-1709, and it seems likely that John was the second oldest son, so I lean toward 1706.

There are records of at least two John Aldridges/Arledges that are strikingly close in dates, and their identities are frequently confused.

(1) One, known as John ALLRED, married Annie Hamilton or Hambleton and lived in Randolph Co, NC for some time. His descendants are well documented. There is little possibility he is the same John. However, for many years Allred researchers (based on Rulon Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA) have believed that their John Allred was the son of William and Alice Aldridge/Arledge of Northumberland Co, VA. Recent evidence leads me to believe that, although close in name, the Allred and Aldridge/Arledge families have been distinct lines, at least in this branch.

(2) A second, but  less likely match, is a John ALDRIDGE, born c 1700 as well, in Northumberland Co, VA, moved to Beaufort Co, NC, married Elizabeth Ward, and had 2 sons, Thomas and James. Records indicate he died around 1730, though I don't know if a will exists. If this were the same person as the one in SC, he would have had to have left Beaufort and gone to SC, and lived for 30 years longer than believed. The name of the wife, Elizabeth, matches to some degree, though Elizabeth Fellows in her court cases against Moses' widow Susannah does not mention any sons Thomas or James, but rather seems to be closely associated with a Moses Arledge, as well as (a son) Isaac and daughter Mrs. William Millar (named as Lydia in will of Matthias Fellows). The possible relation of this John Aldridge to our Aldridge/Arledge family needs further investigation.
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(3) However, the most likely candidate as the son of William and Alice Fallin Aldridge/Arledge of Northumberland Co, VA is the John Aldridge who later in his life went by the name of John ARLEDGE and settled in South Carolina.

I believe that this John married Elizabeth Thomas of Northumberland Co, VA, daughter of Richard Thomas. The will of RICHARD THOMAS of Great Wiccocomoco Parish (Northumberland Co, VA) dated 7 Sept 1741 (proved 9 Sept 1741) names son William Thomas, daughter Ann Sampson, daughter ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE, son Richard Thomas, Robert Thomas, daus Hannah and Mary, and naming brothers WILLIAM THOMAS and Henry TAPSCOTT as executors, wit: Dennis Conway and Moses Thomas.

In November 1998, Mike Marshall <michaelm@inna.net> sent me the following, from the records of old Frederick County, VA: 1745---ARLEDGE, John--Given power of attorney by Hannah Thomas for the collection of sums of money owed her by William Thomas Esq. and Henry Tapscot. Recorded 4 Mar 1745. The people mentioned in this power of attorney appear to have come from Northumberland County, Virginia. Insight into this power of attorney may be gained by taking note of the will of one Richard Thomas of Great Wicocomoco Parish, Northumberland County, dated 7 Sep 1741 and proved 9 Nov 1741. This will makes specific bequests to sons William and Richard as well as to daughters Ann Sampson and Elizabeth ALDRIDGE. It divides the remainder of Richard Thomas' estate among his four children--Richard, HANNAH Thomas, Robert and Mary. The executors of Richard Thomas' will were his brother, William Thomas, and Henry Tapscott. Witnesses were Dennis Conway and Moses Thomas.
These documents suggest that John ARLEDGE and Hannah Thomas may have been living in Frederick County, Virginia in 1745. And, John ARLEDGE/ALDRIDGE was quite likely the husband of Elizabeth Aldridge nee Thomas, and the brother-in-law of Hannah Thomas. The power of attorney given to John Arledge in Frederick County, Virginia in 1745 was probably to enable him to collect Hannah's portion of the residuary estate of her deceased father, Richard Thomas.

It appears from this document that William and Alice Fallin Arledge's son John Arledge and his wife Elizabeth Thomas Arledge (note: this is the Elizabeth who later remarried Matthias Fellows in SC) may have been in *Frederick Co, VA* before going to SC.

This also provides stronger evidence to support my belief that it was indeed *John ARLEDGE (aka Aldridge) of Northumberland County, son of William Arledge and Alice Fallin, the very same one who settled in SC in the late 1740s, who was married to Elizabeth Thomas (later Fellows). This is the John Aldridge/Arledge who has been claimed as an ancestor by various Allred and Aldridges. I believe that he went to Fairfield Co, SC, fathered a number of Arledge children (Moses, Isaac-who-married-Sally, probably John-of-Edgefield, William-of-Kershaw, etc.), died fairly young, and Elizabeth remarried Matthias Fellows.

This John Arledge relocated to Fairfield Co, SC. and received a royal grant from King George II in 1750 for 350 a on Wateree River in now Fairfield Co, SC.  This was perhaps the earliest Arledge grant in the area. That this land was granted at 50 acres per head (family member), this indicates that there were seven members of his family, and that he and his wife had five children:

2 February 1748/1749: South Carolina: "The Petition of John ARLEDGE for 350 acres of land": The 2d day of Feby 1748. The petition of JOHN ARLEDGE being presented to the Board the same was ordered to be read which was accordingly done setting forth that the petitioner had travelled from Virginia to this province with his family being encouraged thereto by the hopes of assistance given to new comers that he had a wife and five children and never had any land granted to him therefore humbly prayed his excellency and their honors order to the Surveyor General to run out three hundred and fifty acres of land on Wateree Creek and such further favour as should seemm to his excellency and their honors meet and he as is duly bound would pray etc. [signed] John ARLEDGE
The same is considered . The petitioner appearing and being sworn and examined to the truth of what is set forth in his said petition it was ordered that the Deputy Secretary prepare a warrant to the Surveyor Generall for admeasuring and laying out to the said petitioner three hundred and fifty acres of land on the Wateree Creek as pray'd for. [carefully transcribed by Graham Louer]

Quoting Alice Sekanick: "In South Carolina a "John ARLEDGE of Virginia" applied for a warrant for land along Wateree Creek in 1749. Apparently he was successful in this application because, in another reference, he is mentioned as settling on the western side of the Wateree River opposite present-day Camden, South Carolina. [Sources: Robert Meriweather, The Expansion of South Carolina 1729-1765 (Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1974) p. 136, and Thomas J. Kirkland and Robert M. Kennedy, Historic Camden, Part one (Columbia, SC: The State Company, 1905), p. 71.]

Caroline Burnett Cook <CarBurCo@aol.com> sent me a quote from the book HISTORIC CAMDEN by Kershaw and Kennedy (a paragraph on pg 71 of Volume I, continuing a chapter on early settlers in Kershaw during the 1740's and 1750's):

"On the western side of the river [probably referring to the Wateree River], opposite, were an almost equal number of settlers, among whom may be mentioned: Anthony Wright, whose name is preserved by 'Wright's Branch Creek,' Roger Gibson, Luke Gibson, William Paine, William Harrison, Nathaniel Hill, Charles Russell, Richard Gregory, Thomas Paget, William Scott, Roger Roberts, JOHN ARLEDGE, John McKenzie, and some others."

Cook added: "These (approx. 100 )very early settlers were pioneers and fought frequently with the Cherokees. They felt it was so dangerous in these outposts that they sent their families to Forts here and there where they could be protected while the men fought it out with the Cherokees for the river land."

My belief is that this John ARLEDGE was married to Elizabeth THOMAS of Northumberland Co, VA. That they had 5 children at the time of this 1748 document is evident. However, in later Fairfield Co, SC records, Elizabeth (who remarried Mathias FELLOWS in the 1760s) is only linked to three apparent children: Moses (who m. Susannah and died in 1790 in Fairfield Co, apparently childless), Isaac (who m. Sally McCormick and removed to Rutherford Co, NC) and Lydia (who m. William MILLAR). Was John Arledge of Edgefield Co another child? It's a possiblity, but if so he was not considered as among the heirs of Elizabeth. Another  possible son is the William Arledge who lived in what became Kershaw County and who was married to a Mary, with a daughter named Lydia who married an Isaac Arledge. There are strong indications that this William was a son of Elizabeth's.

In 1750, a JOHN ARTLEDGE is a witness in the will of Joseph Reed of Anson County, NC, which mentions land near the Catawba River (cited in FRA's ALDRIDGE Records, vol. II, p. 189). Mike Marshall wrote: "I came across a notation I made of an Anson County, NC will of a Joseph Reed. The only date I have is 1750. It mentioned sons William, wife and other children not named. The Exs. were John Brandon and John Nesbet. Witnesses were Joseph Cate, John Raily, and JOHN ARTLEDGE. I have a notation land was near Catawba River, probably Lancaster County, SC. I think this came from a book with a title something like "Anson County, North Carolina Abstracts of Early Records." I believe it was on page 118."  Anson Co NC Wills and Estates as abstracted by Brent Holcomb references this as Nov 1750, Vol. XXVI, p. 17. Interestingly, Holcomb transcribes the name as John ARLEDGE. Other witnesses were Joseph Cate and John Raily, with Execrs being John Brandon and John Nesbet. Proved July Ct 1751, letters granted 6 April 1752.

Other SC land transactions and mentions (from Index in SC Archives):

ARLEDGE, John. Plat for 350 Acres on Wateree Creek 16 Oct 1749
ARLEGE, John . Land Grant from George II for 350 acres on Wateree Creek 5 Sept 1750 (adjacent to land granted to Richard GREGORY)

ALDRIDGE, John.  James HARRISON, plat for 150 acres in Craven County, 20 Sept 1754

ALDRIDGE, John . James HARRISON, memorial for 150 acres on Wateree River, Craven County, 16 Feb 1770

ALDRIDGE, John. Plat for 100 acres in Craven County, 2 Nov 1772

(Need to get copies of these last two, since I suspect that this first John Arledge has died by this time. These could either refer to his property or to his possible son John Arledge).

John ARLEDGE died probably by the earl or mid-1760s; no will has been found as of this date.  His probable widow (??) Elizabeth Thomas ALDRIDGE/ARLEDGE married Mathias Fellows by 1767 and her court records are well documented.

Many years ago, I originally surmised that this SC John Arledge had at least 4 sons: William, Isaac, Moses and John. Need to check records to find out my sources for this belief. Now, I'm not sure about this. Only two sons, Isaac and Moses, are evidenced by court records. However, strong circumstantial evidence exists to place William and John Arledge as children in this family as well.

At least, if Elizabeth was his wife, Moses was probably his son (see will of Eliz. Fellows in Franklin Aldridge Records) as well as the Isaac who lived in Fairfield Co SC and then went to Rutherford CO, NC, where he died.

There is another John Arledge, the Edgefield County (SC) one, who *might* also be a son of this John. However, the records of Elizabeth and her second husband Matthias Fellows, as well as those of son Moses and wife Susannah, repeatedly discuss the existence of 3 children: Moses, Isaac and Lydia (m. William MILLAR). Sons John and/or William are not named. However, the parentage of this prominent Edgefield John ARLEDGE, whose offspring are quite numerous, is still a mystery, and he is clearly connected in some way to the Northumberland County Arledge family.

In personal correspondence, Graham Louer suggests that another of John's children may have been William, "who in 1771 was granted 100 acres in Craven County on Dutchman's Creek. He and his wife Mary sold that land in 1775. William and Mary had many other transactions later. He and Mary in 1804 sold land that they had bought in 1794 from Elizabeth Arledge Fellows, and they sold more of that land in 1805. William and Mary are likely the parents of William Jr. who bought land from them in 1799 and 1805, and of Lydia (who married Isaac Arledge...) to whom a William and unnamed wife gave deeds of gift in 1814 and 1819, naming her as their daughter, and possibly are the parents of the wife of Stephen Dukes, to whom they sold land in 1804 twice."

Notes for ELIZABETH THOMAS:

It appears that a daughter of RICHARD THOMAS of Northumberland Co, VA named ELIZABETH married an ALDRIDGE.

The will of RICHARD THOMAS of Great Wicicimoco Parish dated 7 Sept 1741 (proved 9 Sept 1741) names son William Thomas, daughter Ann Sampson, daughter ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE, son Richard Thomas, Robert Thomas, daus Hannah and Mary, and naming brothers WILLIAM THOMAS and Henry TAPSCOTT as executors, wit: Dennis Conway and Moses Thomas.

[NOTE: "Moses" was apparently a THOMAS family name. Elizabeth's son Moses is the first time we see this name in the ALDRIDGE/ARLEDGE family]

The will of her brother or uncle William Thomas indicates other ties with the ARLEDGE family as well as the FALLIN family (the family of John's mother Alice):

Northumberland County Record Book 1766-1770: Will of WILLIAM THOMAS of Wicocomoco Parish, dated 3 Nov 1766 (proved 9 Feb 1767) names his wife, Dennis Conway, grandson John Conway (after death of Dennis Conway and his wife;, grandson Thomas Conway to receive land he now lives on purchased from William Linkhorn; grandson Edwin Conway to receive land I purchased from CLEMENT ARLIDGE; other estate to be divided between grandchildren George Conway, Judith Conway, Edwin Conway, Mary Anne Harris, Thomas Conway, Dennis Conway and Chloe Conway. Named Wife, John Harris and grandson Thomas Conway as executors. Wit: EALSE CONWAY, CHAS. FALLIN and WILLIAM FALLIN JR. Presented in court by MARY THOMAS, Executor.

Could this Elizabeth be the wife of John, son of William of Northumberland? It is most likely, especially given the Moses name in the Thomas family, and the connection with the Fallins (William's first wife's (and John's mother's) family). The only other possibility, which is more remote, I believe, is that Elizabeth was married to John's brother William.

Elizabeth remarried Matthias Fellows after her Arledge husband's death.

Elizabeth Arledge received a royal grant of 100 acres on Dutchman's Creek in Craven County beside William Arledge on 12 Dec 1766; on 6 Oct 1767 this was certified for Mathias Fellewis. If she were married to William, why would she have received a grant in her own name next to his? It is more likely that she was his widowed sister-in-law.

In the 1790 census she was living with Matthias Fellows adjacent to Moses in Camden District of Fairfield Co, SC (one male over 16, one female over 16 and two slaves).

Arledge, Moses State : SC County : Fairfield Dist. (Camden Dist) Year : 1790

Page # : 022 Age ranges in household : 01-00-00-00-00

Fellows, Matthias State : SC County : Fairfield Dist. (Camden Dist) Year : 1790

Page # : Age ranges in household : 01-00-01-00-02

In 6 June 1794, Elizabeth [Arledge] Felloes [Fellows], widow, sold to William Arledge, Sr the 100 acres granted to Mathias Fellows 22 Nov 1771 on Taylor's Creek and an additional 147 acre tract granted to Matthias Fellows 4 Apr 1794 for 50 pounds sterling (total 247 acres). Wit; John Yarborough, Asa Bell, Ann Bell [Fairfield Co. Deed Book K, 38-40]

Who was this William? The elder William in Fairfield had died in 1784. Was this his son? Or his brother Isaac's son William (who was still a young man, being a minor in his father's 1790 will)? I think since the Bells witnessed it this was clearly her (Elizabeth's) son William, and Ann was his daughter.

see notes under Moses' wife Susannah ARLEDGE for the extended court case in which Elizabeth was a central figure.

Note: If John Arledge of Edgefield County and William Arledge of Kershaw County were also children of John and Elizabeth, why were they not named to receive a share of the Arledge inheritance at the death of Elizabeth? Could they have been John's children by a first marriage, perhaps? Was there also a daughter named Patience, who served as a witness (as Patience ARLEDGE) in a 1786 Edgefield Co, SC deed and was named as Patience IVEY in Matthias Fellows' 1789 will?

1800 York Co, SC census: Could this be the same Elizabeth FELLOWS?

F420 FALLOWS Elizabeth M-32 962 00100-00001-00

There is no name remotely resembling this family name either in 1790 or in 1810. If so, why would she have been in York County??

iii. CLEMENT ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1708, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland Co, VA; d. Abt. 1790, Granville Co, NC (Will??); m. ANN/ ANNA ???.

Notes for CLEMENT ARLEDGE:

Graham Louer (personal correspondence) suggests that Clement may have been the son of William and his second wife Sarah. However, I have not seen evidence to support this, and it seems much more likely, based upon the events that transpired after William's death, that Clement was the son of Alice Fallin. Clement was named in his father's 1724 will, but was not a legatee of the land in Wiccocomoco Parish that was given to brothers William and John.

Clement Arledge (son of William and Alice), born c. 1708, sold his land in Northumberland Co. VA on 9 May 1743, and removed from the area.

Tacy Arledge, Laura Frankhauser and Virginia Stout, in "History and Descendants of Isaac Arledge" (1981) write that brothers Clement and William moved to NC following their father's death. "There is a land grant to William in Bertie Co, NC dated 1726. Part of that county later became Granville County, which has land records for Clement. William and Clement were still living in Granville County in the 1760s, where Clement probably died after 1790."

Is there a will for Clement Arledge??

Teri Allred <TCAllred@aol.com> wrote in Feb. 1998, providing a clue that either this Clement ARLEDGE (or perhaps a son named Clement) was living in HALIFAX CO, NC in the 1760's. *We should look in Halifax Co, NC for a possible will.* Teri wrote:

"In my old notes, I found four deeds in the 1764-1765 time-frame between Clement Arledge and others, recorded in Halifax Court, NC records.  Two are of particular interest.  On 15 Oct. 1764, Dolling Jones of Halifax County sold 100 acres of land where William Bobbitt formerly lived [Buflow Branch] to CLEMENT ARLEDGE, witnessed by James Thompson, Francis Bell and Drusilla Thompson, proved by James Thompson, Halifax Court.

At January Court, 1765, CLEMMENT ARLEDGE and James Thompson of Bute County sold 260 acres to John Austin Finnie of Surry County [North Carolina].

Those who have done research in Northumberland County are probably aware that there was some connections to Thompsons there, also."

Teri continued: "I have been working on the family of Clemmons Allred who married Sylvania Cude or Cood recently.  His first name was also spelled "Clement" in the records. He got married in Randolph County, NC in 1827. His parents are not known at this time, though he lived next door to Robert and Nancy Allred in 1850, Randolph County.  At one time [1839] Clement "Allread" sold some land in Guilford County, NC to Robert Julian.  His wife's family was living there at the time, though she was believed to have been born in Randolph County also."

Arledge, Frankhauser and Stout continue, "Clement and Ann are believed to be the parents of Isaac Arledge, born about 1736 in NC. Isaac was married to a Susannah, named as his "true and loving wife" in his will, filed August 1818 in Randolph Co, NC. ...."

Did Clement have sons other than Isaac? Finding Clement's will would certainly help to clarify many things about this branch of the Arledge family.

Franklin R. Aldridge (Aldridge Records, Vol. II, 1975, p. 189) writes:

"It is very possible that William and his brother Clement Arledge settled in what was then Bertie County, NC. One William had a land grant in Bertie County in the year 1726. Edgecombe was formed from Bertie in 1741, and Granville from edgecombe in 1746. Franklin and Warren were later formed from Bute, which was formed in 1764 and abolished 1779, which was in the same locality.

"In the land deeds of Granville County, Clement ALDRIDGE and Clement ARLEDGE have the same property, and they are one and the same person. The same for William ALDRIDGE and William AKERIDGE. Records of old Bute County may be found in Warren, and some are in Franklin County. William and Clement were living in Granville County in 1760's. In the year 1761, Earl Granville granted  to Thomas TURNER (Deed Bk E, p. 175, Granville Co, NC) vacant land on NC Fishing Creek adjoining CAPPS, ALDRIDGE, THOMAS along Peter SANTSING's line and Francis SANTSING's line adjoining JONES and SMART lines. This appears that one of the ALDRIDGEs was already living there.

"In Granville County in the year 1762 Francis CAPPS deeded to Clement ARLEDGE of same county in the consideration of the sum of Eighteen pounds gold and silver coin for 300 acres of land being a survey taken by James Sentry, lying on the head of Bufelow Creek (Deed Bk. F P. 152 Granville Co, NC). Another land deed from Lewis COLLINS to William ACRIDGE "Arledge" in 1763 in Granville County on both sides of the west prong of Grassy Creek. This land [had been] granted to Collins by Earl Granville.

"After 1763 to 1790 there are no more deeds in Granville County pertaining to ARLEDGEs. Bute was formed in 1764 and abolished in 1779...in Warren County, a deed from Dolling and Lucy JONES to Clement ARLEDGE dated 1764 [Warren Co Deed Book A, p. 96] and a deed from Barsheba to Clement ARLEDGE dated 1765 (Deed Book I p. 9). ...The 1790 census for Warren County [does not turn up any Arledges, nor does the 1800 census for Franklin County], so we may assume the Arledges had moved to other parts of the country by this time."

Warren Co (Bute Co) NC:

Deed Book A p.96 Dolling Jones of Halifax Co & Lucy Jones to Clement ARLEDGE 15 Oct 1764 45 pds VA money for 100 a where William Bobbit formerly lived on SS Bufelow Branch Reg 21 Mar 1765; wit: Jas Thompson, Francis Bell, Drucilla Thompson

Deed Book A p. 102 Francis & Heneritta CAPPS to John Chadwick 7 Jan 1765 adj. ARLEDGE, Sanesing, Jas. Thompson & Alston on Bufelow Branch reg 24 Mar 1765

Deed Book A p. 118 Clement ARLEDGE to Jas. Thompson 7 Oct 1764 14 pds VA money for 200 a on SS Ridge Path, Bever Dam Branch and Mill Branch wit: Jos. Thompson, Zach. Thompson & David Ross reg 3 Apr 1765

Deed Book A p. 169 William Johnson, Esq Sheriff of Bute Co to John Austin Finnie of Surry Co VA 1 Apr 1765 Ref is made to order of Allen Jones, Clerk of Ct of Halifax Co 1 Sept 1764 for property of Jos. Thompson to be sold for debt to William Tabb. Land on ridge on Meeting House Path to Buffalo Branch bought from CLEM ARLEDGE. Finnie was highest bidder ar Sheriff's sale held 30 Jan 1765. reg 2 Jul 1765

Deed Book A p. 307 CLEMENT ARLEDGE & Jas Thompson to John Austin Finnie of Surry Co VA 9 Sept 1765 25 pds Procl. money for 2 tracts of land: 1) 260 a on NS Great Fishing Creek nr meeting house path adj ARLEDGE and Turner; 2) 300 a survey by James Sensing at head of Buffalo Creek incl land that belonged to Jos. Thompson taken in execution and sold by Major Wm Johnson, Wit David Ross, James Sensing reg 19 Aug 1766

Deed Book 1 p. 73: 6 June 1765 Francis Capps to Richard Bennett, both of Bute Co: 70 a on Beaverdam Branch at Ridge Path adj. James Sensing; wit. Clement ARLEDGE, James Sensing. reg 4 Nov 1766

Deed Book 2 p. 135: 28 Jan 1765 Barsheba Jones to John Langston, both of Bute Co, 4 pds VA money for 80 a in Bute CO betwe Reedy and Great Fishing Creek adj Rich Maddra and Clement OLDRIDGE. Wit John Person, John Mutlo, reg 2 May 1769

Deed Book 2 p. 154: ____1769, Benj Thompson to Zachariah Thompson both of Bute Co 20 pds VA money for 150 a in Bute Co on ES sd Benj Thompson's Spring Branch adj Simmons, Pounds and Roberson, part of grant 13 feb 1769 Wit; Clement ARLEDGE, John LANDEMAN (?), John Pounds, Gedeon Thompson. Proved by Clement ARLEDGE Bute Feb Ct 1769 reg 10 June 1769 Marginal note: Del 14 Feby 1771 to Zach Thompson. Bute Co NC Court Minutes for Second Tues in Feb 1769 p. 54 show that the oath of Clement ARLEDGE proved a deed of bargain and sale from Benjamin Thompson to Zachariah Thompson for 150 acres.

Deed Book 3 p. 429: 10 Feb 1772 Francis Capps of Bute Co to John Austin Finnie of Surry CO VA 10 pds VA money for 100 a adj Joshua Capps, Heaslewood, other land he had sold Finnie and land Finnie had bought from Clement ALDRIGE Wit Jas Moore, Jacob Mosley reg 6 May 1772

iv. JANE ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1710, Northumberland County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1724.

Notes for JANE ARLEDGE:

She was still living in 1724. Sekanick speculates that William's daughters Jane and Sarah (listed here by different mothers) may have been the same person. Graham Louer also notes that the handwriting in the wills is hard to interpret, and what has been interpreted as "Jane" may be "Sarah" (or vice versa).

Teri Allred sent the following:

Northumberland County, Virginia, Order Book 1719-1729:

               20 Jan. 1724/5...the last will and testament of William Arledge, deceased, was
               presented to the court by Sarah Arledge, relich and Exec. of the sd William
               Arledge being proved by the oaths of Thomas Norman and Charles
               Fallin...certificate granted for her obtaining a probate therof in due form.
               page 165.

               19 Apr. 1727 ... Richard Fulks came into court and made oath that Sarah
               Arledge departed this life without making any will as farr as he
               knows...certificate granted him for obtaining letter of admin. in due form.
               Appraisal ordered for her estate.  page 261.

               19 Jun 1728 ... Upon the petition of Jane Arledge judgment is granted her for
               her filial part of her deceased father William Arledge's estate in the hands
               of William Thomas.  page 298.

               19 June 1728 [the same day as above] ... Upon petition of Jane Alderson
               judgment is granted her for her a horse left her as a legacie by Richard
               Fulks; ordered that William Thomas, exec. of the said Fulks, deliver the said
               horse to the said Jane Alderson.  page 298.

               NOTE:  in Order Book 1737-43 is the following:

               "12 ber, 1738 ... John Callahan having made oath that he attended 2 days as an
               evidence [witness] of Lancaster County, he to be paid for his attendance.
               page 64.

               It might be a good idea to check the Order Books of Lancaster County, VA, as
               it appears that John Callahan was living there in 1738. John Callahan's
               guardianship of the Arledge children would have ended in 1741.  Carolyn Jett
               did a page by page search and found no entries which would have released John
               Callahan from his obligation, so this is the reason it is assumed that the
               children (now nearly grown) went to North Carolina with the Callahans.

               Northumberland County, Virginia, Record Book 6, page 268, 15 July 1763:

               "John Berry of Craven County, North Carolina to John Callahan of Craven
               County, North Carolina; whereas Elizabeth Callahan, the daughter of said John
               Callahan, is entitled to a certain tract of land in Virginia after the death
               of the said John Berry ...

               Other records of interest:

               Northumberland County, Virginia, Record Book 14, page 199, 6 December 1788 ...
               Barbara Carmady of North Carolina, heir of John and Ann Berry (deceased in
               North Carolina) to Richard Hudnall of Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County,
               Virginia, conveys one moiety of 134 acres which descended in two moieties from
               John Berry and Ann his wife (which said Berry had from Ann his wife) who had
               two daughters, Patience and Barbary.  Patience married John Callahan of New
               Bern, North Carolina and had issue daughter Elizabeth who married with Edmund
               Heart and died with no living issue.  Barbary married (1) Jos. Justice and (2)
               Winton Carmady, now deceased.

               Regarding Jane Aldridge/Alderson, Michael Marshall, found the following
               additional information:

               "The North Carolina records show that Simon Alderson was transported into
               North Carolina by Lewis Vandermulen who received a warrant, dated 21 April
               1669, for some 730 acres for transporting thirteen individuals including
               Alderson.  Simon Alderson died in Bath.  His will, dated 9 January 1712/1713,
               mentioned a son, Simon, two daughters, Jane Aldridge and Elizabeth Martin, and
               a wife, Elizabeth Alderson.  Interestingly, the records of Northumberland
               County, Virginia mention that on 19 Jun 1729 [1728, actually], unpon the
               petition of Jane Arledge, judgment was granted her for her filial part of her
               deceased father William Arledge's estate in the hand of William Thomas.  On
               this same date, and upon the petition of Jane Alderson, judgment was granted
               her for a horse left her as a legacy by Richard Fulks, with direction that the
               horse be delivered to her.  It seem likely that the Jane Alderson and Jane
               Arledge [a variant of Aldridge] are one in the same person.  The name Alderson
               also appears in the records of Northumberland County, Virginia, suggesting the
               possibility of a connection between the Jane Aldridge mentioned in Simon
               Alderson's will and the Jane Arledge/Alderson mentioned in the Northumberland
               orders."

               In 1756, in Orange County, an inventory of the estate of John Albred is
               ordered.  Jane Albred is the executor.  A little more information would be a
               big help.

Children of WILLIAM ALDRIDGE and SARAH ??? are: v. ISAAC5 ARLEDGE, b. December 1721, Northumberland Co, VA; to Craven Co, NC (New Bern) c 1738; d. Bef. November 18, 1790, Fairfield Co, SC (Will); m. ANNA/HANNAH ???, probably Craven Co, NC or Fairfield Co, SC.

Notes for ISAAC ARLEDGE: For complete notes on Isaac, see http://www.geocities.com/wilson_pam/isaacff.html

vi. SARAH ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1723.

Notes for SARAH ARLEDGE:

Sarah probably also went to North Carolina with her guardian, John Callahan. [Sarah and Isaac were the children of William's second wife, Sarah. The other four children were older, although William and John were still under the age of 20 when their father wrote his will on 25 Aug. 1724.]

Sekanick speculates that William's daughters Jane and Sarah (listed here by different mothers) may have been the same person. Graham Louer also notes that the handwriting in the wills is hard to interpret, and what has been interpreted as "Jane" may be "Sarah" (or vice versa).

7.JOHN4 ALDRIDGE (GEORGE3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1661 in Northumberland Co, VA (Source: Michaud, Patsy , February 1998.), and died Bef. February 1702/03 in Indian Neck, Talbot Co, MD. He married ELIZABETH MITCHELL.

Notes for JOHN ALDRIDGE:

From Jeanie Knight , from the book "Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland," Volume 3 (Talbot County), Robert W. Barnes & F. Edward Wright:

John Aldridge, son of George (2), d. by Feb 1702/3. He m. by Nov. 1702 Elizabeth (N).

On 17 Jan 1686 John Aldridge cov. to his bro. Thomas, a minor, a bond guaranteeing transfer of 1/2 of 175 a. of Indian Neck. {TALR 5:78} At November Court 1688 a petition of Jno. Aldridge showed that George Bunstone [?] of TA Co., dec., formerly pitched a crop both of corn and tob. on the plant. of the petitioner, but did not live to finish the same. The petitioner paid the sd. George's levy, as will appear in the court by receipt, did find and allow cask to contain the crop of tob., and was the the trouble of finding sd. B---stone in his sickness. Aldridge requests 500 lbs. of tob. Henry Coston, admin. of George Bunston, was to answer this petitioner. {TAJU NN6}.

On 20 Sept 1692 John Burnam and his wife Katherine conv. to John Aldridge 200 a. Falkner's Square. {TALR 6:17; TAJU NN6: 17B}

On 18 Nov 1702 John Aldridge and his wife Elizabeth conv. to Vincent Hemsley, Gent., 350 a. in Back Wye River called Indian Neck. {TALR 9:139}

John Aldridge of TA Co. d. leaving a will dated 30 Nov 1702 and proved 25 Feb 1702 [1702/3]. Named were son John, to have the dwell. plant. on Leed's Creek and all lands adj. thereto; dau. Sophia, to have residue of real estate and son John's share in the event of his death without issue; and wife Eliza:, extx., to have all real estate during minority of children afsd. In the event of the death of afsd. children without issue, sd. wife to inherit entire estate, and for lack of such

heirs estate to pass to bro.William Mitchell. The will was witnessed by Benj. Peeke, Wm. Rakes, and Sophia Scott. By a memorandum attached to the will, the testator ratified the bequests of 100 a., part of Faulkner's Square, to Mary Gary, devised to her under the will of Thos. Aldrich. In the event of her death without issue, sd. land to pass to dau. Sophia afsd. {MWB 11:264}

Elizabeth Aldradge {sic}, widow, of TA Co. d. leaving a will dated 29 May 1704 and proved 7 Oct 1704. Named were sisters Mary Pride and Sarah James; May Gary; goddau. Alice, dau. of William Mitchell; son John; and dau. Sophia. Son John to dwell on his own plant. with Wm. Rakes during minority, and dau. Sophia to dwell with Andrew Kimmont. The execs. were Wm. Rakes and Andrew Kimmont. The will was witnessed by Wm. Mitchell, Augustine Finn, and Jno. Tarre. {MWB 3:461}

John and Elizabeth were the parents of: John; and Sophia

Notes for ELIZABETH MITCHELL:

from Jeanie Knight :

Will of Elizabeth Aldradge of Talbot Co, MD: It is in the Maryland Calendar of Wills Book III Will from 1703-1713

Aldradge, Elizabeth (widow), Talbot Co., 29th May 1704; [proved] 7th Oct 1704

To sisters Mary Pride and Sarah James, to Mary Gary and goddau. Alice,

dau of William Mitchell, personalty. " son John and dau. Sophia residue of estate (personal). Son to dwell on his own plantation with Wm. Raks during minority, dau. to dwell with Andrew Kimmont.

Exs.: Wm. Rakes and Andrew Kimmont

Test: Wm. Mitchell, Augustine Finn, Jno.

Tarre. 3. 461

Children of JOHN ALDRIDGE and ELIZABETH MITCHELL are:

i. JOHN5 ELDRIDGE, b. 1688, Talbot Co, MD; d. 1749, Prince George Co, MD; m. ELINOR ???.

ii. SOPHIA ELDRIDGE.


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