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Dorothy (Unknown) Henry (abt. 1645 - bef. 1710)

Dorothy Henry formerly [surname unknown] aka North
Born about in Colony of Virginiamap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1668 [location unknown]
Wife of — married before 10 Mar 1706 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Colony of Virginiamap
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The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.




Dorothy's birth date and place are unknown. Her parents and maiden name are also unknown.[1]

Birth date of "about 1645" is based on c. 1669 birth of eldest daughter Dorothy (North) Awbrey Gouldman Ransone profile.


Dorothy married twice.

  • She married between 7 Nov 1698 and 10 Mar 1706, as her 2nd, to Daniel Henry, of St.Anne's Parish, Essex County (p 184).[1] Dorothy removed from Ware Parish, Gloucester County to St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, probably at the time she married Daniel Henry.


Essex County court records show that on 7 November 1698, "Dorothy North of Ware Parish, Gloucester County, widow," purchased for £125 from John Hawkins, of Essex County, some "627 acres, 16 perches" (p 183).[1]

On 11 July 1706, an action of "trover [?] and Conversion" was brought by Daniel Henry & Dorothy, his wife, late Dorothy North, extrx. of last will & testament of Augustine North, decd., agst. Peter Ransone, falls ye writt not being lawfully executed" (Essex County Records Order Book 1703-8, Page 254)."[1]

Daniel died by 10 April 1708, when Dorothy petitioned the Essex County court for administration of her late husband's estate (p 184).[1]

10 March 1706/7, Daniel Henry and Dorothy his wife late Dorothy North, late of Gloucester County now of St. Ann's widow, to William Thompson of St. Ann's Parish. for 200 Sterling. 627 Acres and 16 perches in St. Ann's Parish bounded as by patent granted Thomas Hawkins 19 Feb 1662 and belonging to Daniel Henry and Dorothy his wife by a deed of feoffment 7 Nov 1698 made by John Hawkins only son and heir of Thomas Hawkins unto the said Dorthy North Widow.
Daniel Henry
Dorothy (H) Henry
Wit John Butler, Garrett Neaill, Joseph Winge.
10 March 1706/7 Acknowledged by Daniel Henry and Dorothy his wife.[2]

Death and Legacy

Dorothy wrote her will on 19 Dec 1709 and it was probated on 10 Jan 1709/10 at Essex County, Colony of Virginia (p 187).[1]

The will of Mrs. Dorothy Henry of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, mentions "my three granddaughters ... Elizabeth Gouldman, Mary Leftwich, Dorothy Avery." Also mentions "my two daughters Rose Curtis and Dorothy Ransome."


Children of Dorothy and Augustine North:[3][1]

  1. Dorothy North; m 1) Richard Awbrey, 2) Thomas Gouldman, 3) Peter Ransone
  2. Rose North; m 1) Lee/Ley, 2) Unknown Curtis
  3. Mary North; m Thomas Leftwich

Research Notes

What was the relationship between Dorothy (here profiled) and John and Thomas Hawkins?


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Torrence, Clayton, (1927) "Winston of Virginia" Richmond: Whittet & Shepperson (Pages 183-87).
  2. Dorothy MNU North Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties, citing 1706-1718 Essex County Deed & Will Book. by John Frederick Dorman, Page 369-71.
  3. Ariciu, Janet, (23 Dec 2016) "Henry Awbrey." Janet Ariciu family Bush, accessed 25 Feb 2017.

See also:

  • Awbrey, Jon A., (2007) Aubrey/Awbrey - Dominion and Decline.

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Dorothy (Unknown) Henry was a Southern Colonist.
posted by Stuart Awbrey
North-65 and Unknown-255049 do not represent the same person because: These are mother Dorothy (Unknown) North Henry - (Unknown-255049) and daughter Dorothy (North) Awbrey Gouldman Ransone - (North-65). In the process of adding biographies, which should clarify things. Thanks!
posted by Cynthia (Billups) B
More research is needed on this. I know errors exist, as most of this work was done 10 years ago or so on
posted by Caroline James
Henry-4811 and Unknown-357105 appear to represent the same person because: Stuart - I think I'm confused. I interpreted your comment on North-65 to mean that these profiles were supposed to be merged, but the dates are off. If I got it wrong, please reject this merge proposal! The text in Henry-4811 seems to be saying that this profile for Dorothy ("Henry-4811"), b 1632, is supposed to be for the mother of Unknown-357105 b abt 1655? (just changed from abt 1640 - see text for Unknown-357105 - and just noticed that makes her a mom at 14 to Dorothy m Awbrey).


And... does the LNAB for Henry-4811 need to also change to Unknown?

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
After the last name is changed, it needs to be merged with Unknown-111857
posted by Stuart Awbrey
Caroline, only a profile manager can change the birth last name. I have added a biography and a source for this profile.

Please change the birth last name from Henry to unknown. Or, you can add me as a profile manager. Thanks

posted by Stuart Awbrey

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