Stephen Tarleton I

Stephen Tarleton I (1637 - 1687)

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Stephen Tarleton I
Born in New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Colonymap
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Husband of — married in York,, Virginiamap
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Died in St Peters, New Kent, Virginia Colonymap
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Name: Stephen /Tarleton/
Given Name: Stephen
Surname: Tarleton[1][2]


Date: 23 AUG 1637
Place: New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States[3]


Date: AUG 1687
Place: St Peters, New Kent, Virginia, United States


Place: Virginia, USA[4] Records show that Stephen led a colorful life ....

Deposition of Mary Gunnell says Stephen Tarleton got her with child and did use her several times by day and also by night in her master's hall, and other places.

Court of Will. Barbar. (York County Records)

Petition of Stephen Tarleton of New Kent Co. to the Commander of Virginia. Acknowledges being seduced into the late horrible rebellion [Bacon's Rebellion] and taking that unlawful oath imposed by Bacon. Beseaches mercy for his crimes and to be admitted to the full benefit of his majesties Act of Pardon.

1682 May 19 Minutes of County of Va. Order for the commital of Stephen Tarleton and Charles Bostwicke of New Kent to custody for inciting riot until they find security for good behavior.

Appraiser Of Tobbaco Stephen Tarleton 1, 2 was born 23 Aug 1637 in York Co., VA. He died 3 winter 1687/1688 in St Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA. Stephen married Susanna Bates about 1659 in Henrico Co., VA.

Stephen was employed in appraiser of tobacco. Patented "394 acres on the north branch of Black Creek, next to the lands of Peter Adams, due by purchase from Henry Bateman in 1663 who purchased the land from Pulliam out of 100 acres in 1657" (Land Patent Book No. 5, page 246) in Blisland Parish (later St. Peter's Parish), York Co., VA. Involved in Bacon's Rebellion. Stephen Tarleton and Charles Bostwicke were taken into custody by the Sheriff of York County in May 1682 for words greatly encouraging the present distractions, by cutting up tobacco plants. This was the last uprising of its kind before the unrest leading to the American Revolution.

"The humble petition of Stephen Tarleton of New Kent county most humbly sheweth that your petitioner as he most penitently and sorrowfully acknowledgeth seduced into the late horrible Rebellion, and taken yet unlawful oath imposed by the late grand Rebell Nathaniel Bacon, Jr. and being conscious of his guilt thereof did upon the firste publishing his most sacred Majesty's gratious and surpassing Act of pardon, to his distressed subjects of this late disloyall Colony lay hold of the same, and take the oath of allegiance and then was and still is ready to performe those other due and reasonable conditions which by his Majesty's said pardon he is justly enjoyned to doe and being by the Honorable Governor's proclamation of the 9th of February last referred to the determination of your honor. your petitioner in all humility beseech the mercy and pardon for his said crimes, and humbly prayeth yet he may be admitted to the full benefit of his Majesty's said Act of pardon." 1567. Susanna Bates 1 was born about 1638 in Middletown, Bruton Par., York Co., VA. [Parents]

They had the following children: 783 F i Susanna Tarleton was born 11 Oct 1661 and died after 7 Oct 1717.

Stephen Tarleton Jr. was born about 1661 in York Co., VA. F iii Judith Tarleton 1 was born 1662 in Henrico Co., VA. She died before 7 Sep 1714 in Henrico Co., VA. M iv John Tarleton was born about 1664 in Blisland Par., New Kent Co., VA. M v Charles Tarleton was born about 1667 in Blisland Par., New Kent Co., VA. F vi

Elizabeth Tarleton was born in Blisland Par., New Kent Co., VA. <> [Parents of Stephen Tarleton were John Tarleton and Unknown. The parents of Susannah Bates were John Bates and Elizabeth Winston.]

3132. John Tarleton was born about 1610.

He had the following children:

1566 M i Stephen Tarleton was born 23 Aug 1637 and died winter 1687/1688.

John Bates 1624 Virginia[5] John BATES boarded the ship "Southampton" which sailed for VA in Oct 1623 with 30 passengers, while accompanying the Pierseys. Captain Harvey requested permission for trip to VA on 9 July 1623. - The Records of The VA Company of London, Vol. II (Reprinted in "The Bates Booster", Vol.25, #3, May 1996) John was on the King's Muster, taken on 20 January 1624/5, was taken to obtain a census of the Royal colony following the liquidation of the Virginia Company. Therefore, he arrived in Virginia prior to that date.

John Bates married Elizabeth Unknown. There appears to be no evidence for Elizabeth's maiden name. The only documentation which suggests his wife MAY have been Elizabeth Winston is that William Winston witnessed John's will. Will dated 9/21/1666, proved 1/24/1667 in York Co., Virginia. John and Elizabeth were JAssociated with the Quakers and the Skimino Meeting.

Stephen was born in 1637. He passed away in 1688.


  1. Source: #S144 Data: Text: Residence date: Residence place: Virginia, USA Note:
  2. Source: #S52 Data: Text: Birth date: 1640Birth place: Note:
  3. Source: #S52 Data: Text: Birth date: 1640Birth place: Note:
  4. Source: #S144 Data: Text: Residence date: Residence place: Virginia, USA Note:
  5. Source: #Psgr Img Lists

  • WikiTree profile Tarleton-20 created through the import of MOORMAN FAMILY.GED on May 31, 2011 by Mary Elizabeth Stewart. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mary Elizabeth and others.
  • Source: S9 Title: Tidewater Virginia Families Abbreviation: TVF Author: Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Publication: self published, Urbanna, VA, 1989
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On 28 Feb 2018 at 10:27 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Tarleton-207 and Tarleton-14 appear to represent the same person because: I think this is the last pair needing to be merged from the recently created duplicates, even though they had been marked as rejected. Please merge.

On 6 Feb 2015 at 03:01 GMT Jeanne (Lunn) Aloia wrote:

It has been verified that John Bates-40 is not the son of Mary Martine of Lydd. Nor is there any proof that his wife was Elizabeth Winston. This came about because Elizabeth Winston's brother witnessed Bates-40's Wll. See Bates-40.

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