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Elizabeth (Churchill) Dawson (abt. 1709 - 1779)

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Elizabeth Dawson formerly Churchill aka Basset
Born about in Middlesex County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Christchurch, Middlesex, Virginiamap
Wife of — married in Middlesex County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Eltham, New Kent County, Virginiamap
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Elizabeth was born in 1708 or 1709, probably in Middlesex County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Col. William Churchill and Elizabeth Armistead.

Col. Churchill passed away about January 1710/11. His will was written 8 November 1710 and proved 7 February 1710/11. In it he leaves his daughter Elizabeth Churchill 200 pounds Sterling.[1]

Elizabeth married William Bassett 29 January 1729 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.[2][3] William passed away in 1744 in New Kent County, Virginia.

Elizabeth married second Rev. William Dawson on 10 July 1752 in Middlesex, Virginia. William passed away 10 days later.[1]

Elizabeth passed away on 16 April 1779 at the age of 70 in New Kent County, Virginia.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dawson Block Historical Report
  2. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), William Bassett and Elizabeth Churchhill, 29 Jan 1729; citing Christchurch,Middlesex,Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 873,777.
  3. Christ Church Parish, Virginia Marriages, 1653-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812. Richmond, VA, USA: Christ Church, 1897.

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On 28 Nov 2016 at 19:32 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Churchill-2284 and Churchill-303 appear to represent the same person because: same birth/death dates; same parents; both married to William Bassett and William Dawson

Elizabeth is 13 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 14 degrees from Frances Weidman and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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