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Roger Delk II (1634 - 1693)

Roger Delk II aka Delke
Born in Surry, Surry, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 1670 in Surry County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 59 in Lawnes Creek, Surry, Virginiamap
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Biography

Roger Delk II was born in 1634 in Surry, Surry, son of Roger Delk I (~1600 - ~1635) and Alice (Davenport) Gregory (1610 - 1663).

Roger was in Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol. I Patent Book 5.[1]

Roger and Rebecca were married before 1663 as indicated by land records.

He is listed in Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, Vol. III Abstracts of Land Patents - Surry County for a land purchase of 1,000 acres on Lawnes Circle, Surry county on 15 Feb 1663.[2]

Roger and Rebecca Delk were in a Surry County Records, Book I, 1652-1672 Document on 5 May 1663. They gave land to Roger's half brothers.[3]

He was in the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly.[4]

Roger (~36) married Rebecca Alice Reynolds (~35) (1635 - 1694) in 1670 in Surry County, Virginia. Their children were:

  1. John Delk (1662-1699)
  2. Roger Delk (1674 - 1761)
  3. Joseph Delk Sr (1675 - 1761)
  4. Rebecca (Delk) Ezell (1679 - 1738).

Roger died about 1692 in Lawnes Creek, Surry aged ~59.

Roger's will passed probate on 24 Aug 1692 in Surry, Virginia, USA.[5]

Research Notes

From Find A Grave: Memorial #90701017. No Sources posted[6]

When Roger was deposed 7 July 1674, he was age 40 years, and 7 June 1677, he was age 48 years.

The first mention I have of his wife, Rebecca, is 5 May 1663.

His will was proved 4 July 1693. Names four children. Not True, see probate records above. His Will passed probate on 24 Aug 1692.

1. I give and bequeath to my Eldest son John Delk my Land & my plantation where I now live upon Lawnes Creeke after his mother's decease, and likewise my saddle horse with furniture. (Note: John Delk died before 4 July 1699 and it's unknown if he was married.)

2. I give unto my Daughter Rebecca one large Silver cup, two Gold rings and a Silver Bodkin. (Note: Rebecca Delk married George Ezell and she died after 6 May 1734.)

3. I give and bequeath to my two youngest Sons, Roger Delk and Joseph Delk all my Land at Blackwater, being four hundred and ninety acres to be equally divided between them. (Note: Roger Delk married 1st Miss Gray, daughter of Richard Gray, and Roger died 1761 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. Their children were: Roger (married Elizabeth Moreland), John (married Mary), and Elizabeth (married John Owen) Delk; Roger's second wife's name unknown. Their children were: Elizabeth (married Benjamin Edwards), and Skelton Delk died before 2 Feb 1769)

4. Joesph Delk, mentioned in #3 with Roger. (Joseph Delk married Hannah and he died 1761 in Southampton Co., VA. In his will he only mentions two sons, John Delk, VA and Jacob Delk, NC.)

Note: there's a Joseph Delk Jr mentioned in Southampton documents & it's thought he was also a son of John & Hannah. The terms Sr. & Jr. were used in records to distinguish two people with the same name from one another and doesn't mean they are father & son. They could be cousins or uncle & nephew, etc.

Roger Delk named his wife, Rebecca Delk, to be his whole and sole Executrix.

GUIDE TO BUILDINGS OF SURRY.....SURRY BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE ..... Immediately to the south of the Pierce-Bland-Bartlett Plantation was a 1,000-acre parcel first patented by Roger Delke. In 1636 Delke was dead, and Nicholas Reynolds, marrying Delke's widow, repatented the acreage. Reynolds, who obviously worked the plantation, died before February 15, 1663 when his step-son, Roger Delke, reclaimed the 1,000-acre plantation in his name. Delke was active in county affairs until his death in 1693 and like his neighbor, Randall Holt, appears to have been one of the wealthier planters of the time to find fault with the established government. The Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission records a Delke Plantation near Delke's Crossroads, the intersection of Routes 617 and 626, although this site appears too far inland and away from Lawnes Creek to have been the original plantation. The location of the early plantation and house of the Delke's at Lawnes Creek remains uncertain.

Sources

  1. Virginia Land Patent: Ancestry Record 48408 #334637 (accessed 23 March 2024)
  2. Land Record: Ancestry Record 49136 #32435 (accessed 23 March 2024)
  3. Land Record: Ancestry Record 49373 #107850 (accessed 23 March 2024)
  4. Surry County Tithables, no date listed: Ancestry Record 6131 #516457677 (accessed 23 March 2024)
  5. Will: "Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900"
    Wills and Deeds (Surry County, Virginia), 1652-1907; Author: Virginia. Circuit Court (Surry County); Probate Place: Surry, Virginia
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 62347 #430108 (accessed 24 March 2024)
    Will of Roger Dell of Surry, Virginia, USA, granted probate on 24 Aug 1692.
  6. Memorial: Find a Grave (no image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #90701017 (accessed 23 March 2024)
    Memorial page for Roger Delk (1634-4 Jul 1693), citing Lower Surry Cemetery, Bacons Castle, Surry County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Fabian Doles (contributor 46517704).
  • Title: Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data - Boddie, John Bennett,. Seventeenth century Isle of Wight County, Virginia : a history of the county of Isle of Wight, Virginia, during the seventeenth century, including ab Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Record Collection 25644
  • Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genea Note: Record Collection 3599




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When Roger was deposed 7 July 1674, he was age 40 years, and 7 June 1677, he was age 48 years.

The first mention I have of his wife, Rebecca, is 5 May 1663.

His will was proved 4 July 1693. Names four children.

1. I give and bequeath to my Eldest son John Delk my Land & my plantation where I now live upon Lawnes Creeke after his mother's decease, and likewise my saddle horse with furniture.

(Note: John Delk died before 4 July 1699 and it's unknown if he was married.) but there is a record in the isle of wight suggesting he was )

1722*Isles of Wight Co., VA, Wills 2, pg. 126 October 21, 1722, dated; Proven: February 25, 1722... Will of Richard Gray; of ye Upper Parish. Leg; son, John Gray; daughter Elizabeth, daughter Mary, daughter Martha, Grandson; Benjamin Gray; if Mary, the wife of James Maddera, will allow my executors to keep him; to my grandchildren; John Delk, Rodger Delk and Elizabeth Delk.


2. I give unto my Daughter Rebecca one large Silver cup, two Gold rings and a Silver Bodkin. (Note: Rebecca Delk married George Ezell and she died after 6 May 1734.)

3. I give and bequeath to my two youngest Sons, Roger Delk and Joseph Delk all my Land at Blackwater, being four hundred and ninety acres to be equally divided between them. (Note: Roger Delk married 1st Miss Gray, daughter of Richard Gray, and Roger died 1761 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. Their children were: Roger (married Elizabeth Moreland), John (married Mary), and Elizabeth (married John Owen) Delk; Roger's second wife's name unknown. Their children were: Elizabeth (married Benjamin Edwards), and Skelton Delk died before 2 Feb 1769)

4. Joesph Delk, mentioned in #3 with Roger. (Joseph Delk married Hannah and he died 1761 in Southampton Co., VA. In his will he only mentions two sons, John Delk, VA and Jacob Delk, NC.)

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