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Southey Littleton (abt. 1646 - abt. 1679)

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Col Southey "Colonel" Littleton
Born about in Northampton, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Accomack Co, Virginiamap
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Died about in Albany, New Yorkmap
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Biography

Col Southey Littleton was born between 1642-1646 in Northampton, Colony of Virginia. [1]

Southey Littleton, of "Nandua," took up much land in Somerset Co Md. by patents. [2] Col. Southey Littleton was a member of the court martial which indicted the insurgents of Bacon's Rebellion. [3] In 1679; he was sent to New York with Col. Wm. Kendall, as a special Commissioner to confer with Gov. Andros on Indian uprisings. He died in Albany NY in 1679; his will executed Sept. 1679 is recorded in Accomack Co, Va.[4] [5]

Parents

Southey Littleton was the son of Nathaniel Littleton and Anne (Southey) Littleton [6] [7] [8]

Marriage

Southey Littleton married c 1664 (1) Sarah Bowman, (1648-1677), dau. of Major Edmund Bowman. [9][10] [11]

In some sources, Southey Littleton is said to have married (2) Elizabeth Bowman. Note: This marriage is not certain and would have been short lived. The marriage would have occurred after 1677 and ended prior to 1679. There is no mention of a wife in Col Southy Littleton;s will so the assumption is that any spouse would have predeceased him. This leaves a very short window of time for a remarriage making a second marriage unlikely. J.C. Wise indicates in his book, Ye kingdome of Accawmacke or The Eastern Shore of Virginia in the seventeenth century, that "one" of Maj Edmind Bowman's daughters married Col Southey Littleton. There is no mention of a second wife.

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 18 indicates that Southey Littleton married (1) Sarah and then (2) Elizabeth Bowman [12] while yet another source indicates that Southey Littleton's spouse was Elizabeth Sarah, or Sarah Elizabeth, indicating that Sarah and Elizabeth are one person and not two. [13] It would seem that given the short period of time between Sarah Bowman Littleton's proposed death date (1677) and the death of Southey Littleton (1679) would make a second marriage unlikely, In addition, there is no evidence that Maj Bowman had a daughter named Elisabeth. [14]

The available evidence indicates that Southey had but one spouse, that being Sarah Bowman, daughter of Maj Edmund Bowman. There is no verifiable evidence for a second marriage.

Children

Col. Southey Littleton had seven documented children: [15] [16]

  1. Esther Littleton, b. c!665; d. c!688 of "Kings Neck" on Chincoteague Island who mar. Col. Wm. Whittington of Northampton Co Va.
  2. Nathaniel Littleton, b. c !667; d. by Mar. 1, 1702/3, mar. Susannah Waters, whose dau. Esther Littleton married Thomas Savage of Cherrystone, son of Capt. Thomas & Alicia Harmanson Savage of "Savage Neck"
  3. Sarah Littleton, b. c!669; d. 18 Apr 1720 mar. (1) Adam Michaels and (2) John Custis (III) of Wilsonia
  4. Elizabeth, b. c!671; d. 1754 mar. Richard Waters of Somerset Co Md.
  5. Gertrude Littleton, b. c!673; d. by 9 Jan 1738/9 mar. Henry Harmanson of Northampton Co Va.
  6. Bowman Littleton, b. c!675; d. 1696 unmar. mentioned in Col. John Robins' will 1709 as "my kinsman Bowman Littleton, dec'd ; [17]
  7. Southy Littleton II, mar. Mary Brown of Northampton Co. [18]

Southey Littleton Will

September 16, 1679 Abstract of Will

Colonel SOUTHEY LITTLETON, Virginia, September 16,1679.

"I, Southey Littleton, of Virginia, being sicke and weake." Leaves to eldest son, Nathaniel, a tract of land upon Magathlie Bay, in Northampton County, Virginia, containing 1,050 acre?, for life and then to his heirs male. To daughter Esther, a neck of land at Pingstiog, called Kings neck, bounded by Swanrihott creek, and the two main branches that make the Kings neck, to the head of said branches, and then by two parallel lines to the land of Captain John Robins. To grand son, Southey Littleton, my plantation at Nandove in Ackomac County containing 2,270 acres. To John Rust 200 acres in Somerset Co., Maryland, where he now lives, and all the rest of the lands in the neck to his daughter Gertruyd Littleton. To Francis Wilkins 300 acres in Somerset Co., Maryland, bounded between the necks of John Rust and Kings neck. The rest of the neck up to Captain Robins line to his daughter, Elizabeth Littleton. All the rest of the land at Grange neck in Somerset Co. to his son, Bowman. To daughter, Sarah, 600 acres at Pock a neck, in Acomack Co. To Nathaniel Tunnell all my land at Ackocomson in Acomack Co., Virginia. To Wm. White, planter, 155 acres in Acomack at the head of the branches of Pungstiog. Rest of estate to his four daughters. He desires his daughter Esther to be left at his sister Robin. Sarah with Mrs. Bridget Foxcroft. Elizabeth with Mrs. Anne Jenifer, and Gertruyd with Mr. Richard Baylevs. His son Southey is to be left for four years with his nurse, Nicholas Taylor's wife. Makes Mr. Thomas P. Clark, Colonel Wm. Kendall, Major Edmund Bowman, Captain John Rolins, Captain Daniel Jenifer and Mr. Richard Bayley executors. Done at Albany upon Hudsons river September 16, 1<>79. Witnesses, John Willett, Thomas Eayres, Robert Livingston, Sec. [19]

Noble Ancestry

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster continues through many generations to Sir. Edward Littleton, Knt. of Hensley, co. Salop, and his son Nathaniel Littleton, b. Hopton Castle, co. Salop, baptised 22 Dec 1605; d. Northampton Va. Oct-Dec 1654, mar. c!638 Ann Southey, b. Somerset Eng c!620; d. Northampton Co VA, will prob. 28 Oct 1656. [20] [21]

Sources

  1. Col. Southey (9) Littleton (Burgess) M, b. 1642, d. 1679, "First Families of Virginia", Miles Files, Eastern Shore Library
  2. Virginia County Records, pg 5, William Armstrong Crozier, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1993
  3. "Some Unpublished Facts Relating to Bacon's Rebellion On the Eastern Shore of Virginia", New River Notes, FRANK P. BRENT.
  4. Littleton Family of Accomack Co., Va.
  5. Collections of the Virginia Historical & Philosophical Society, pg 183, The Society, 1833
  6. Earliest & Most Interesting Eastern Shore Settlers, Southy Littleton, Baron Von Baker, Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA
  7. Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia), The Miles Files, Eastern Shore Public Library, Virginia
  8. "Library of Col. Southey Littleton", from Inventory of his Estate January 10, 1679/80., <www.archive.org>
  9. Sarah Bowman F, b. circa 1645, d. before 1679 The Miles Files, Eastern Shore Public Library
  10. Ancestors of James Leslie Bowman, Notes for Margaret LNU: <www.genealogy.com>
  11. William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 8, No. 1, July, 1899
  12. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 18, Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover Stanard, Virginia Historical Society., 1910
  13. Ancestors of James Leslie Bowman, Notes for Margaret LNU: <www.genealogy.com>
  14. Maj. Edmund Bowman M, b. circa 1620, d. 15 March 1691/92 "First Families of Virginia", Miles Files, Eastern Shore Library
  15. the Will of Southy Littleton
  16. Earliest & Most Interesting Eastern Shore Settlers, Southy Littleton, Baron Von Baker, Cape Charles, VA 23310, USA
  17. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 18, pg 22, Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover Stanard, Virginia Historical Society., 1910
  18. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 18, pg 23, Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover Stanard, Virginia Historical Society., 1910
  19. Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, New York (State). Surrogate's Court (New York County),January 1, 1893
  20. Richardson, Douglas: Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 3 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume 2, p 417, LITTLETON 20.
  21. "Relationship of the Littletons to the Rulers of England, the Lancastrian Lineage, Edward III, King of England," p. 285.

See Also:

  • Richardson, Douglas, ed. Kimball G. Everingham: Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (2013), 5 vols., Vol III, page 588
  • Richardson, Douglas: Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 3 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume 2, p 417, LITTLETON 20.
  • "Virginia county records", Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2013, William Armstrong Crozier, Ed., The Genealogical Association, New Jersey, VOLUME IX, 1911
  • CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 327
  • CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 452
  • First Families of Virginia
  • Adventures of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607, Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman
  • Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775, Author: Ancestry.com, Publisher: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Publisher Date: 2016, Publisher Location: Lehi, UT, USA


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On 1 Jan 2018 at 00:45 GMT Rand Prouse wrote:

Littleton-559 and Littleton-336 appear to represent the same person because: Elizabeth Bowman in Littleton-559 is not the supported name. Her name should be Sarah Bowman

On 1 Jan 2018 at 00:39 GMT Rand Prouse wrote:

Littleton-577 and Littleton-336 appear to represent the same person because: Date of birth 1601 should be 1645

The names of the individuals are correct, but Sarah is supported by research and will be used as her name. The place of death has been documented as Albany, New York based on the Will of Southey Littleton dated Sept 16, 1679.

On 29 Dec 2017 at 21:14 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Possible dup Littleton-540



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