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Pungo and Craven

JoAnne Hilton (View posts)
Posted: 21 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: White, Land
Looking for Land and White relatives from Princess Anne County.Especially interested to see if any of my White relatives moved to the Pamlico River or Outer Banks area of NC.

My g-fther was William Norman White(1874-1939), his father(my gg-fther) William Norman White(1828-?) also. He was married to Anne Eliza (Elizabeth) Land(1847-1921), his 2nd wife.Her mother and father(my gggther and mother) were William B. Land and Elizabeth (?). their children were Sarah, Simon, Charles Thomas, James O., George W. and Anne Eliza

Grace White Sherwood

JoAnne Hilton (View posts)
Posted: 20 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: White, Sherwood
Anyone out there related to Grace? to the Whites of Pungo? of Princess Anne County or Norfolk?

White--Princess Anne and Currituck

Posted: 27 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Apr 2003 8:06PM GMT
Surnames: WHITE, SPRATT
My ancestor Solomon WHITE lived at Knotts Island which for some time was considered Princess Anne Co,VA. His son Henry WHITE was in Currituck Co,NC. You might want to look for the will of Solomon WHITE which is dated 5 April 1692 Princess Anne Co,VA according to the LDS.This may tell about any other sons he had that your line might have come from. If you happen to get a copy I wonder if you could make one for me also? I have looked at the Resources the Courthouse offers and I believe it has wills from 1691.There is also a will listed for a Henry WHITE 6 November 1722 in Princess Anne Co,VA. Not quite sure who he is though. Incidentally, Solomon WHITE's parents were Patrick & Elizabeth WHITE. Patrick is my immigrant ancestor of this particular line. I look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Posted: 28 Jan 2002 9:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sherwood/White
My friend and I are also researching information on Grace White Sherwood "the witch of Pungo". My friend is Patricia Sherwood Young of Currituck North Carolina, (born and raised in Back Bay)
she is the daughter of Melvin Randolph Sherwood and Jean Juliette Sherwood. Melvin was the son of James Sherwood and Ola Sherwood. Patricia is 4th or 5th generation of Grace Sherwood. Her daughter "Michelle" is currently working on a book for her master's thesis which will include some family history. Michelle is looking for her roots. Michelle may be interested in contacting other decendents of Grace Sherwood for interview. Please let Patricia know if you have any family information (esp if someone has traced the family tree) ;and if you would be interested in meeting with Michelle. You can contact Patricia at my email (racheal@simflex.com) or call at 252-491-8195.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Posted: 5 Feb 2002 1:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Aug 2002 2:47PM GMT
I am a certified genealogist, native of Princess Anne County, and live at Pungo. If you need help with the Grace Sherwood family tree, please let me know. I am very familiar with Princess Anne County records. My own family goes back to 1656 in this area.

Donald W. Moore, CGRS
Virginia Beach, Virginia
(757) 426-9045

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Jim Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 2002 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Grace was daughter of Patrick White of Knotts Island. Records indicate that she demanded and received back her seized property at Knotts Island of 50 acres. She was probably buried there and not in Pungo. Most of the Witch of Pungo legend is just that- legend. She never lived at Pungo,.but on Blossum Hill near Creeds. She obviously went back to her family after deeding the Creeds property over to her children by Sherwood. It is all public record. She is mentioned in Patrick's Currituck Co. NC Will.

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Posted: 2 Nov 2002 10:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 May 2005 4:51PM GMT
You did not give any dates! She was the daughter of which Patrick White - the one who died before 12 Nov 1691 who was married to Elizabeth or his son Patrick White (d. bef 1693) who married Isabella Spratt. I have several children listed for Patrick and Elizabeth Spratt, but not a "Grace". I have no children listed for Patrick and Isabella.
Jean

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Jim Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 2002 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
The first I assume. I saw the information in the micro- film files at the UVA Alderman Library in the early 80s. It was the minutes from her lawsuit. It clearly stated that the 52 acres or 54 was accrued by will of her father Patrick White. I am adescendant of all these people many times over and still own a small portion of Patrick's grant. It amazes me the amount of bull... that has erupted through the years about this poor woman. The book Witch of Pungo is mostly myth.

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Posted: 3 Nov 2002 5:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 May 2005 4:51PM GMT
Surnames: White
I don't know anything about the book you referred to but I am interested in the court document. What is the date of the document and what court handled the case?
Jean

Re: Grace White Sherwood

Jim Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 4 Nov 2002 1:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
We always knew who she was by word of mouth and her relation to our family. I am really not a researcher. It was a lawsuit brought by her after she was freed to get back her property left her by Patrick. She won the lawsuit and got the property bac k plus a small anuity. It took place in Williamsburg. I stumbled on it while writing my Master's thesi in 1985 on another subject. It was at Alderman Library at UVA. Later I saw mention of the same suit in a book I was browsing at the Chesapeake Campus of TCC. The name Whitehurst comes to mind as being author. I hope this helps some. I was told by my grandfather Mr. WHB Wite that she is really buried in an unmarked cemetery along with Patrick and others. He said that the old wooden markers were long gone. At that time(1950), the property was then and still is now in the hands of Patrick's heirs me being one of them. Grandpa was full of old stories of his ancestors and their seafaring exploits. The suit mentions the fact that the property was by then in NC. Check out Patrick 1 and his will. I am telling you all that I know. It is the truth as I remember it.
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