Richard Reynolds
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Richard Reynolds (abt. 1660 - 1711)

Richard Reynolds
Born about in Isle of Wight, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1670 in Isle of WIght, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport Parish, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
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Richard3 (Christopher2, Christopher1)[1]

Estimating his birth:

  • His father, Christopher, was over the age of 16 when the immigrant Christopher1 made his will in 1654, so Christopher 2 was born before 1636 (say 1630-1636). His children would have been born 1650-1676, perhaps around 1660, which fits nicely with his marriage in 1685.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #77562428 Please note this Find a grave memorial has conflated several persons. The birth date 27 Jul 1641 is incorrect for this Richard who married Elizabeth Williams.

The terms Richard Reynolds Jr and younger are to distinguish him from his Uncle Richard.

Richard Reynolds, (the Younger) On 10 May 1679 patented 566 acres in the Isle of Wight on the northwest side of the lower Bay Creek which included 241 aces, part of the 450 acres granted to Christopher Reynolds, 15 September 1636. Some of this land had been given by the immigrant Christopher to his son Christopher, who in turn bequeathed it to his son this Richard.[2]

Richard Wright married 1685, Elizabeth Williams[3] , daughter of George Williams. 4 Feb 1693/4 her sister Elizabeth (dtr and heir of George Williams) and Richard Hutchins, Elizabeth's husband confirmed land to Richard Reynolds Jr. Elizabeth's brother George Williams Jr. conveyed additional land to them 6 Apr 1700. The Isle of Wight County quit rent roll of 1704 , Richard Reynolds was charged with 746 acres and his wife Elizabeth with 100 acres.[4]

Death Place: Newport, Giles, VA Death Date: 27 Jul 1711. Proved 26 May 1711.[5]

He left a will 27 July 1711 giving his wife Elizabeth his plantation, leaving land for his three sons, and land to Richard Jackson on the Blackwater Swamp.[1]

Children of Richard Reynolds and Elizabeth Williams:

  1. Sharpe Reynolds (d. 1754)
  2. Richard Reynolds (b. c1688, IOW, VA), m. Mary Anderson; 6 children: William, James, Thomas, David, Barbara & John.
  3. Christopher Reynolds (1690, IOW, VA-1732) m1. c1722, Ann COLEMAN, daughter of Robert and Mary Coleman m2. 1747, IOW, VA, Elizabeth Saunders.


This information appears incorrect or needs to be verified or confirmed. Richard's Will, Isle of Wight Co, VA, Bk 2 p 494[6]
Richard Reynolds appraisal recorded, taken by Giles Driver, Thomas Allen, John Wright, and John Parmento.

Isle of Wight Co, VA Deed Bk 8 p 242


  1. 1.0 1.1 [APP] Meyer, Virginia M and John Frederick Dorman (eds.) Adventures of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Third edition Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 1987) pp 502-505
  2. APP cites Patent Bk 6 p. 684.
  3. Chapman, Blanche Adams, Isle of Wight County marriages, 1628-1800 Publisher Digital: FamilySearch International p. 44, image 47 cites: Wills and Deeds of Isle of Wight, Virginia Book 2, page 243. and Deed Book 1, page 90.
  4. APP cites Isles of Wight Deed Book I pp 9-92, 306-307
  5. William and Mary College Qrtly, Vol. 7, No. 4 Page 255.'
  6. Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951 Wills and administrations bk II 1719-1760. Appraisal of Estate, June 24, 1707.
  • Adventure(rs of Purse and Person 1987, Page 504.)

* Isle of Wight Virgina Wills and Deeds Book 2, page 243,Title Marriages of Isle of Wight 1628-1800, by Chapman, Pub. 1933, Reprint Genub Co. 1976.

  • The marriage is recorded in Wills and Deeds of Isle of Wight, Virginia Book 2, page 243. The marriage is also recorded in Deed Book 1, page 90.

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According to Adventures of Purse and Person, the Richard who married Eliz Williams was son of the 2nd Christopher. You have him attached to the first Christopher. His mother should be Sharpe-1362. Subsequently he has wrong children attached. Do you object to me fixing this?
posted by Anne B
Yes, please, Anne, feel free to make the corrections. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

posted by Gail (Baker) Williams
Reynolds-5409 and Reynolds-304 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates.
Reynolds-6712 and Reynolds-5409 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates- please merge
Reynolds-5409 and Reynolds-304 do not represent the same person because: The father looks totally different even though they have the same name. I'm not sure they are the same person. If you find more information, I would like to take a look at them again for possible merging. Mindy
posted by MG Pitts
Reynolds-304 and Reynolds-1799 appear to represent the same person because: Siblings and Parents same
posted by [Living Smith]
Reynolds-5409 and Reynolds-304 appear to represent the same person because: Sibling and Father same
posted by [Living Smith]

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