The following is from the Vestry Book of St. Paul Parish, Hanover County, Virgina 1701-1786: Richard is shown having two tracts of land in New Kent. 1700---Thomas, son of Richard Melton, was baptized. 1702---Mary, daughter of Richard Melton, was baptized. 1704---Richard Melton had land in New Kent County. The church was given the job of overseeing property line surveys. Every four years citizens & property owners were assigned to check boundries. This was called "Processioning". "Processioners" were the freeholders who returned the acounting. The following Melton's are mentioned in these processing documents. Richard Melton---1708 Richard Melton---1711 One of the above tracts of Land is shown in William and John Melton's names by 1730. 1731-1751 Robert Melton and Widdow Melton are listed. 1755 The tract of Land which had originally been Richards and fell to William and John Melton in 1730 is listed in the names of "William Melton's orphans" and "John Melton's orphans"
Notes for Richard** Melton, (II): (NOTE* some reseachers have this Richard married to Mary and Oliphia Laten. In my opinion this is not possible, as he could not have been found in New Kent in 1704, 1708, 1711 and in Berkley Colony, NC at the same time, it is also improbable that he would have moved to Berkley Colony, NC and in his last years moved back to Hanover Co., VA) VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, Vol. 31, page 224 - New Kent County, St. Peter's and St. Paul's Parish 1704, VA Quit Rents lists Richard Melton with 290 acres of land. (NOTE* Hanover County was not formed untill 1721 and it was formed from New Kent County) Richard Melton had acquired two tracts of land a few miles north of Charles City in that part of New Kent County which later became Hanover in 1721. A Quaker. Lived alongside Peter Field's widow. He was probably born circa 1670 and married circa 1690. His widow died between 1744 and 1751. He was a Quaker before 1700. Quaker Genealogy Volume 6 p. 198: Richard Melton signed a certificate of marriage at New Kent Meeting House on February 2nd 1700. Joined the Church of England by 1702.
Over a 30 year period, from 1715 to 1745, these people could have held the same piece of land, but lived in four different counties: New Kent, Hanover, Louisa, and Albemarle. More About Richard** Melton, (II): Fact 13: LDS FILE: KHS6-HH More About Mary Melton: Fact 13: LDS file #KHS6-HH
The Richard Melton/Milton who was son of Michael Melton was born about 1682 in St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He is shown inheriting 100 acres of land in Northumberland County, Virginia, from his father, Michale Melton, which he later sold on 23 February 1725. There are additional records of land transactions involving Richard Melton in Richmond County (formed from Northumberland in 1692) and in Stafford County, Virginia, later Prince William County. Richard Melton died in 1734 in Prince William County, Virginia. The inventory of his estate was presented by his widow Elizabeth Melton on 17 September 1734. An additional inventory was presented on 18 June 1735. For additional information and sources see the entry for Richard Melton on Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.
Richard Melton, son of Michael Melton , was not born in New Kent County, Virginia. His parents lived and died in Northumberland County, Virginia. This profile should be removed as son of Michael Melton and Mary Hopwood and a new, correct profile created for the actual Richard Melton.
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