- see note below
Katherine Pride was born about 1642, Curles MM, Henrico Count, Virginia. She married Henry Watkins around 1658. Some researchers believe Katherine's maiden name was Pride; other researchers believe there is confusion with another Henry Watkins (a son) who married a woman whose surname was Pride. They had several children. Katherine Watkins died in 1703, Malvern Hills, Virginia.
The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers, included the following:
Katherine (Pride) Watkins, "was raped by John Long (Mulatto Jack), a slave of a neighbor."
Can anyone provide documentation for this marriage of Henry Watkins and Katherine Pride?
Notes included in the merged file:
(carl&elaine_(grove)_rhodes-10-2-2010.ged for Pride-20)
HENRY married CATHERINE. Her last name has been assumed to be “Pride.” Oddly, I have never seen any proof that was her last name. I also don’t know if she survived Henry. Catherine is “infamous” in her own way, and since it’s important to provide all information, good and bad, there is the following:
KATHERINE WATKINS' CASE, 1681. - Henrico County Deed Book, 1677-1692, 192-195
The examination of Katherine Watkins, the wife of Henry Watkins of Henrico County in Virginia had and taken this 13 of September 1681 before us William Byrd and John Farrar two of his Majesties Justices of the County aforesaid as followeth (vizt.)
The said Katherine aforesaid on her Oath and examination deposeth, That on fryday being in the Month of August aboute five weeks since, the said Katherine mett with John Long (A Mulatto Belonging to Capt. Thomas Cocke) at or neare the pyney slash betweene the aforesaid Cokes and Henry Watkins house, and at the same tyme and place, the said John threw the said Katherine downe (He starting from behind a tree) and stopped her Mouth with a handkerchief, and tooke up the said Katherines Coates [i.e., petticoats], and putt his yard into her and ravished her; Upon which she the said Katherine Cryed out (as she deposeth) and afterwards (being rexuced by another Negroe of the said Cockes named Jack White) she departed home, and the said John departed to his Masters likewise, or that way; after which abuse she the said Katherine declares that her husband, inclinable to the Quakers, and therefore would not prosecute, and she being sicke and her Children likewise, she therefore did not make her complaint before she went to Lt. Col. Farrass, which was yesterday, morning, and this day in the morning she went to William Randolphs' and found him not at home. But at night met with the gentlemen Justices aforesaid at the house of the aforesaid Cocke in Henrico County in Virginia aforeaid before whom she hath made this complaint upon oath . . .
(my note: and here we get the other side of the story:)
The deposition of John Aust aged 32 yeares or thereabouts Deposeth, that on fryday being the twelvth of August or thereabouts he came to the house of Mr. Thomas Cocke, and soe went into his Orchard where his servants were a cutting downe weeds, whoe asked the deponent to stay and drinke, soe the deponent stayed and dranke syder with them, and Jacke a Mulatto of the said Thomas Cocke went in to draw syder, and he stay'd something long whereupon the deponent followed him and coming to the doore where the syder was, heard Katherine the wife of henry Watkins say (Lord) Jacke what makes thee refreaine our house that you come not oftner, for come when thou wilt thou shalt be as well come as any of My owne Children, and soe she tooke him aobut the necke and Kissed him, and Jacke went out and drawed Syder, and she said Jack wilt thout not drinke to me, who sayd yes if you will goe out where our Cupp is, and a little after she came out, where the said Thomas Cockes negroes were a drinking and there dranke cupp for cupp with them (as others there did) and as she sett Negroe dirke passing by her she tooke up the taile of his shirt (saying) Dirke thou wilt have a good long thing, and soe did several tymes as he past by her; after this she went into the roome where the syder was and then came out agine, and between the two houses she mett Mulatto Jacke a going to draw more syder and putt her hand on his codpiece, at which he smil'd, and went on his way and drew syder and she came againe into the company but stay'd not long but went out to drinking with two of the said Thomas Cockes Negroes by the garden pale, And a while after she tooke Mingoe one of the said Cocke's Negroes about the Necke and fling on the bedd and Kissed him and putt her hand into his Codpeice, Awhile after Mulatto Jacke went into the Fish roome and she followed him, but what they did there this deponent knoweth not for it being near night this deponent left her and the Negroes together, (He thinking her to be much in drinke) and soe this deponent went home about one houre by sunn . . .
"In 1679 he received a patent for 170 acres of land on the north side of James River in Henrico Co. adjoining land of John Lewis, Mr. Cocke, and Mr. Beauchamp, and touching the 'three runs' of Turkey Island Creek." So, (Capt. Thomas) Cocke, was indeed a neighbor, and apparently the owner of the slaves involved in this case with Katherine Watkins.
Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Henrico County, Goochland ... By Louise Pledge Heath Foley:
HALCOAT PRIDE was living in Goochland County, February 1724, when Thomas Locket had 900 acres on north side of Appomattock River, adjacent to Halcoat Pride, on the south side the main Butterwood Creek, along with Samuel Hancock and Arthur Moseley.
JOHN PRIDE, 400 acres (N.L.), HENRICO COUNTY on the main branch of Swift Creek, above the Beaver Ponds, crossing Genetoe Br., 9 July 1724, pg 6 40 Shill.
James Akin, 100 acres, Goochland County, north side of Appamattock River, adjacent HALCOATE PRIDE and Thomas Locket, on east side of a branch of Butterwood Creek, Arthur Moseley, on south side of a branch of Swift Creek, and JOHN PRIDE'S LINE, 26 June 1731, p. 195, 5 lbs money.
Joseph Baugh, 400 acres, Goochland County, on south side of Swift Creek, adj. JOHN PRIDE and Thomas Baugh, 17 Sept 1731, pg. 369, 40 shillings.
HENRY WATKINS & CATHERINE (PRIDE’s) CHILDREN WERE:
1) Henry (Jr.) WATKINS (b.1660-Henrico County,VA d.1714/1715-Henrico County,VA) | sp: Mary CRISPE/CREWS 2) Elizabeth WATKINS (b.Abt 1669-Henrico County,VA) | sp: John BOTTOMS/BOTTOMLEY (b.Abt 1665 m.1692) 3) Rachel WATKINS (b.Abt 1670-Henrico County,VA d.Bef 1729) | sp: Robert (Jr.) (called himself Sr.) WOODSON (b.Abt 1660 m.Abt 1710 d.1729-Henrico County,VA) 4) THOMAS "of Swift Creek" WATKINS * (b.1672-Malvern Hills Plantation,Henrico County,VA d.1760-Cumberland Cty,VA) | sp: Elizabeth PRIDE * (b.Abt 1688-Swift Creek,Chesterfield,VA) 5) Edward WATKINS (b.Abt 1676 d.1771-Cumberland Cty,VA) | sp: (unknown) | sp: Mary Bishop TAYLOR PENDLETON (m.Abt 1723) | sp: (third wife of Edward Watkins-unknown) 6) Joseph WATKINS (b.Henrico County,VA d.1723-Henrico County,VA) | sp: Anne 7) William WATKINS (b.1685/1690-Curles Plantation,Henrico County,VA d.Abt 1781-Cornwall Parish; Charlotte County,VA) sp: Martha HERNDON (m.Abt 1726 d.1781)
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On 19 Aug 2016 at 01:36 GMT Nancy (Gullans) Sluder wrote:
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