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Richard Melton (abt. 1670 - abt. 1730)

Richard Melton
Born about in New Kent, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 2 Feb 1698 in Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in New Kent, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2021
02:34: Pamela (McCaleb) Parker edited the Biography for Richard Melton (abt.1670-abt.1730). (Minor corrections. ) [Thank Pamela for this]
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The parents of this Richard Melton are Unknown at this time. He is not the son of Michael Melton and Mary Hopwood. See Research Notes below. (Strutton-11 16:23, 29 August 2020 (UTC))

Biography

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Richard Melton was a Virginia colonist.
Name: Richard MELTON[1][2][3][4]
Birth: About 1670
Place: Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent, Virginia[5][6][7][8]

The following is from the Vestry Book of St. Paul Parish, Hanover County, Virgina 1701-1786:[citation needed] 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

Birth Date: BET 1670 AND 1680. Place: Parish of St. Peter's & St. Paul New Kent County, Virginia
Property :: Date: 1704
Place: 290 acres New Kent Co, VA
Religion: Quaker
Religion: Church of England
Date: 1702
Death Date: ABT 1720
Place: Hanover Co, VA,
Death Date: 17 JUL 1742
Place: Hanover, Virginia[9][10]
Place: Prince William Co VA,
Place: Hanover Co. VA (formed from New Kent).
  • Richard is the 7th great grandfather of Cecil (Confident) Melton-1327

Research Notes

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.[11] For additional information and sources see the entry for Richard Melton on Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.[12]

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.

Sources

  1. Source number: 286.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MH1. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: VA Marriage date: 1690 Marriage place:
  2. Birth year: 1670; Birth city: ; Birth state: VA. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: New Kent, VA Death date: 1730 Death place: Hanover, VA Marriage date: 1695 Marriage place: VA
  3. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: of New Kent, Virginia, USA Death date: 1 719/30 Death place: Hanover, Virginia, USA
  4. Source number: 112.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JEP. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: VA Marriage date: 1690 Marriage place:
  5. Source number: 286.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MH1. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: VA Marriage date: 1690 Marriage place:
  6. Birth year: 1670; Birth city: ; Birth state: VA. Data: Birth date: 1670 Birth place: New Kent, VA Death date: 1730 Death place: Hanover, VA Marriage date: 1695 Marriage place: VA
  7. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: of New Kent, Virginia, USA Death date: 1719/30 Death place: Hanover, Virginia, USA
  8. Source number: 112.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JEP. Birth date: 1670 Birth place: VA Marriage date: 1690 Marriage place:
  9. Source: #S442 Page: Birth year: 1670; Birth city: ; Birth state: VA. Data: Text: Birth date: 1670 Birth place: New Kent, VA Death date: 1730 Death pl ace: Hanover, VA Marriage date: 1695 Marriage place: VA
  10. Source: #S541 Data: Text: Birth date: 1670 Birth place: of New Kent, Virginia, USA Death date: 1 719/30 Death place: Hanover, Virginia, USA
  11. Prince William County, Virginia Will Book Liber C, 1734-1744
  12. Richard Melton
  • Title: Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.)
  • Name: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Address: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlyman/Baptisms/bonney-sw.htm
  • Title: Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004 .Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group
  • Title: Heritage Consulting, Millennium File (Online publication - Provo, UT, U SA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - Heritage Consul ting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting .Original data: Heritage Consulting. The


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Son of a Thomas and Elizabeth Melton? Grandson of Thomas Berwick Melton? That's what I have on ancestry. I will look for any sources,but maybe these names provide leads for others.

My link: Jonathan Nathaniel Melton 1735-1805 orange NC to edgefield SC 1735-1805 Son of Robert Melton 1696-1759 st. Paul new kent Va to orange NC William Alexander Melton Sr 1761-183 nc to saluda SC to Walton Ga 1761-1836 Son of Jonathan Nathaniel Melton 1735-1805 orange NC to edgefield SC Jesse Mercer Melton 1804-1875 Georgia GA to Marble Valley Coosa Alabama Al 1804-1875 Son of William Alexander Melton Sr 1761-183 nc to saluda SC to Walton Ga Nancy Williams Melton 1841-1914 Tallapoosa AL 1841-1931 Daughter of Jesse Mercer Melton 1804-1875 Georgia GA to Marble Valley Coosa Alabama Al William P. Adams 1868-1900 Son of Nancy Williams Melton 1841-1914 Tallapoosa AL Bertie Jeanette Adams Johnston 1899-1949 Daughter of William P. Adams Roy Leonard Johnston 1937-2002 Son of Bertie Jeanette Adams Johnston Rhonda Johnston 1958- Daughter of Roy Leonard Johnston Ron Forbus You are the son of Rhonda Johnston

posted by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
edited by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
Based on research cited on this profile and response (or lack thereof) to question posed on G2G, Richard is being removed as son of Michael Melton. Need more research to determine his parents.
This Richard does not appear to be the son of Michael Melton, grandson of William Melton, both of Northumberland County, Virginia. The Richard Melton who was son of Michael Melton and Anne Rice, was born about 1682 in St Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County. His parents were never in New Kent County, Virginia. Suggest a bit of research to find out who this Richard's actual parents were.
Trying to figure out my Melton tree. My records show the following; Richard Melton b 1660St. Paul Parrish NewKent Va. First wife Mary b 1672-1751. Second wife Orpha Laten b 1705 d unknown. Richard dies in Hanover N Carolina. Your records explains error in my record. Richard born 1670 and his Father William born 1651-1725 wife Mary Hopwood 1650-1700. Says william born in Charles City Virginia and died in Northcumber,land Virginia. Williams second wife AnnRice 1660-1727. I have a Miles Melton b 1680-unknown no other info.
posted by Brenda Martin
Melton-276 and Melton-2008 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth. Melton-2008 has no sources and no connections. Let's merge them. Thanks, Vic
posted by Vic Watt

Rejected matches › Richard Milton (1682-abt.1734)