Does anyone know the parents names of Henry Hacher (1692-1746) St. James Parrish, Goochland VA ?

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He was married to Susannah Williamson (1698- 1766). Later on down the line I did find some of the Hatchers did live or own the Varina Plantation. I am new to doing research. Help needed.
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This famous and interesting surname, with a number of entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography" and over twenty-eight Coats of Arms, is a patronymic of William. William is derived from the Norman form of an Old French personal name composed of the Germanic elements "wil", will, desire, and "helm", helmet, protection. The personal name was introduced into England at the time of the Conquest of 1066, and within a very short time it became the most popular given name in England, mainly no doubt in honour of the Conqueror himself. The surname was first recorded in the 1279 Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire with one Richard William, and the patronymic was first recorded in the mid 14th Century (see below). An interesting namebearer was Alexander Williamson (1829 - 1890), a missionary, who was ordained at Glasgow in 1855, and worked under the London Missionary Society in China from 1855 - 1858; he was an agent in China to the National Bible Society of Scotland from 1863 - 1890. A Coat of Arms granted to a Williamson family in Lancaster is a gold shield, a chevron engrailed between three trefoils slipped black, the Crest being a demi eagle displayed gold, holding in the beak a trefoil slipped black. The Motto "Murus aeneus conscientia sana", translates as "A sound conscience is a wall of brass". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Arnald Williamssone, which was dated 1360, in the "Court Rolls of the Borough of Colchester", during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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According to one online site, he was the son of Benjamin Hatcher Sr. and was mentioned in his father's will of 12 Apr 1727.  The reference for this is: Genealogies of Virginia Families from Wm and Mary, Parks, Gary Indexed, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Date: 1982;), From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol II Cobb-Hay.  Pages 870-881 = Hatcher Family. 

According to the same site, Henry died in 1771, not 1746.  Also, the name was spelled Hatcher (you show Hacher).

I suggest you try and locate a copy of that magazine and review the information on the Hatcher family.  It is available at if you have a subscription.  I looked at the will referenced, and Benjamin did indeed mention a son Henry.  Additionally, the will was presented by Elizabeth Hatcher at a court held at Varina in October 1728.  Benjamin's wife is shown as Elizabeth Greenhaugh.

Another source mentioned is:  Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,, (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Volume: 176; SAR Membership Number: 35089.

by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (561k points)
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The Hatcher Families Genealogy Association shows his parents as Henry Hatcher, Sr. (b. abt 1671, d. btw 1750-1753) and Jane, last name unknown (b. abt 1680, d. aft 1761).

You can find more information on him, including many document transcriptions in their on-line database. Here's his entry:
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