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Richard Womack, Sr.[1]

Male Abt 1655 - 1684


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1655  , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Apr 1684  , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard received a patent for 450 acres of land in Henrico Co., March 15, 1672. This land lays on the North side of the Appomattox River adjoining Aspen Swamp. Richard, a trader with the Indians, was killed probably by the Seneca Indians while returning from a trip to the interior. After Richard's death Mary married John Granger sometime around the 1st of April 1690.
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      Earliest known Womack Land Patent
      Richard Womack, 15 Mar 1672, Land Patent 460 acres in Henrico Co, VA

      Primary source: Land Patent Book 6 (1666-1679), page 447,Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia

      To all st: Whereas st: Now know yee that I ye sd Sir Will Berkeley knt. st: give and graunt unto Richard Womack foure hundred and fivety acres three rood eight po: of land on ye North side of Appomatock River in Henrico Cout extending as ffolloweth (beginning at a small branch of ye Ashen Swampe and running along ye Swampe So: by Ea: 220 po: over a small branch to a Pokicory No: Ea: over ye same branch 26 po: then up ye branch No: Ea: by Ea: 94 po Ea: by No: along ye branch to ye head of it 102 po So: So: Ea: 22 po: to John Puckett his line No: Ea: b Ea 54 po: No: Ea: by No: 130 po: to ye head of ye Spring Run No: Ea: by Ea: 56 po: No: by We: 34 po: No: We: 60 po: to Mr. Baugh his line neigh ye Round Kash[?] No: No: We: 15 po: to Maior [Major] Harris his cornor We: by So: 380 po: to ye place aforementioned the sd land being due unto ye sd Richard Womack by and for ye transportacon of nine persons into this Collony whose names are:
      Dated the 15th March 1672, Sarah Johnson, Jane Hayes, Jean Grigory, John Adams, Jane Barrett Jane Treble, Mary Cooke, Tho: Browne, An: Percer

      Note: If Richard Patented this property in March 1672 he was barely 17 years old. Usually this process took some time, so when did he begin, when he was 15 or 16. This leads many researchers to believe there may have been an elder Richard. Being we have found no proof of William being the patriarch, I can see the reasoning behind a Richard being the patriarch. More work needed here. RGW
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      James Akin and Richard Womack, 16 May 1673, Land Patent 335 acres in Henrico Co, VA

      Primary source: Land Patent Book 6 (1666-1679), page 454, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia

      To all &c whereas &c now know yee that I ye sd Sr Wm Berkeley Knt &c give & grant unto James Akin & Richd. Womack 335 acres of land in Henrico Coty. on ye north side of Appamattock River beginning at a wt. oake being a corner(?) tree at ye head of Tho. Wells his land, extending into ye woods N 160 po. to fflintons River then W 250 po. S 160 po. E 250 po. then at the heads 106 po. N W by W 160 po. to a small slash running into fflintons S S W 160 po. E 116 po. N 60 po. to the place afore mentioned, 250 acres of ye sd land being formerly granted to ye sd James Akin by Patt. dated 20th of Octobr 1665 the remainder being 85 acres due to ye sd James Akin, & Richd. Womack by & for ye transortation of 2 psons into this Collonny to have & to hold &c to be held &c yielding &c provided & Dated this 26th of May 1673. [Names of persons transported:] Phillip Childers, Anne Dally.
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      Richard Womack, 2 Jun 1679, Deposition

      Primary source[?]: Henrico County Records, 1677-1692, p. 101
      Secondary source: The Valentine Papers, p. 1769

      From The Valentine Papers:

      Richard Womecke aged about 24 years, Deponeth That he sowed plants by Jeffryes old house & give them to John Puckett.
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      In Captain W. Byrds Letters

      To Thomas Grendon per Zack Taylor.... April the 25th 1684.

      Dear Sir,
      This I hope will come to your hands to congratulate your safe arrival in England, having little news to send, all being well at your house. The general Assembly is now sitting, and your neighbor Hill Speaker. I hope all things will go on smoothly.

      Old Sturdivant, his son Millner Shipy, Womacke, and Hugh Cassell were all killed by the Indians in their returne from the Westward, about 30 miles beyond Ochanechee. What prejudice it is to see mee my guesse, they having (had they come well in) made a very advantagous journey. On Easter Monday I spoke with 50 Seneca Indians about 12 miles above my house; they had promised to behave themselves hereafter very peacable toward the English. I shall not trouble you further at present, but with my best respects and service to yourselfe and all our friends, wishing all health and prosperity, I am, Sir.
      Your reall friend and Servent
      W.B.

      Jack Warren and Will Randolph our worthy Burgesses, frequently
      drinke your health

      Pray and be mindfull of my Shoes and Boots & C.

      Source: The Virginia Historical Register Vol. 1-11-64 Capt. Byrds Letters.

      In a book entitled, "Adventurers of Purse and Person," the following is about the death of Richard Womack in 1684. On p. 351after citing the story of the death of "Old Sturdivant, his son, Millner, Shipy, Womacke and Hugh Cassell..."from William Byrd I, in a foot note the following is given: "18 Marion Tinling, ed., The Correspondence of the Three Williams Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776 (Charlottesville, 1977), I, pp. 15-16. The date of this letter may have been later in the year. Letters of administration on the estates of John Milner, Thomas Shippy, Richard Womeck (and John Davis) were granted to their widows at the same Henrico County court, 1 Aug 1684, and all of these men's inventories show some connection with the Indian trade: Indian boys and girls, trading knives, a tomahawk, Indian baskets (Henrico Co. Wills and Deeds 1677-92, pp 282-90). The Occaneechee Trail or Path led from Fort Henry (Petersburg) through Occaneechee Town (near present Clarksville, Mecklenburg County), close to the Forks of the Dan and Roanoke rivers. Twenty miles west of that would be present Person Co., N.C."

      Ref: Adventurers of Purse and Person VIRGINIA 1607-1624/5. Has the reference to the letter of William Byrd I of Westover that mentions that a Womack (and others) was killed by Indians. The reference is to a book edited by Marion Tinling, The Correspondance of the Three Williams Byrd of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776.

      Inventory of Richard Womack, 1684, Henrico Co., VA., Henrico County Records, 1677-1692, Part 2, page 285: "Augt: the 19th: 1684:

      p. tobo. & cask p. tobo. & cask
      Brought over 7662
      Two steers 6 yrs old 1000 Two jointer stocks & Joynters 60
      Two Steers 5 yrs growth 800 one pr old belts: 10
      one Steer of 3 yrs 200 1 pcell of old Coopr tools 120 130
      Seven Cowes 2300 Eight trading knives
      Three yearling Heifers 450 2 tomahauks 20
      Four yearling Calves 280 One brass ladle: 6 16 old
      One Canvas tick fether bed, pewter spoons 14 20
      blanketts & Rug old 450 Two old water pails 20
      One old feather bed blanketts One horse Saddle & bridle 450
      & Rugg 550 One Mare & Colt 500
      Two Small Iron potts 80 Two pds of beads, 1 plow chain,
      one ditto 60 1 pr of pot racks 62
      One old brasse kettle 380 One fryeing pan, 1 square,
      Three old Guns 400 1 old tent: Saw 30
      One Chest: 30 one long table One Boxen Iron, 1 sword & belt,
      & form: 300 330 pcell of Skins 100
      One Small do.: 50 6 wooden The half of a feather bed Rug
      Chairs 42 92 & blankett 300
      Seven pewter dishes: 130 1 pewtr. ___
      flagon, 1 qrt. pot 35 165 9354
      One Chamber pot, 1 driping pan(?) John his I B mark Baugh
      1 spit, 1 spit 35 James his I B mark Ekins Sen.
      One old press: 80 1 warming James Baugh
      pan 10 90
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      Carryed over 7662
      Sworn to in Henco: County court ye The Apprizrs Sworn p me Fran. Epes first day of Octobr 1684, p Mary Womeck Adm
      Test H Randolph Cl Cur p whom it--- recorded. "

      Thomas testified in the John hog theft thing, and yes John Granger, married to Richard's widow, was the plaintiff in the hog theft thing, but nothing in those records says John was related to those other Womacks. Today I found in my written notes of reading the FHL microfilm of the Henrico County Court Record book for 1677-93, for p.168, the following: "Richard Womecke of Parish of Bristoll . . . for love and affection . . . to brother John of same . . . 100 ac. on which Richard now lives . . ."; "line of Thos Puckett, Peter Ashbrook . . . Holmes Spring, Spring Slash, Ready branch of Ashen Swamp" Why Valentine didn't abstract this I don't know.

      Source: David Dunn, email: dadunn@terranova.net
    Person ID  I512  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  William Womack, Sr.,   b. Abt 1620, , Possibly Norfolk, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1685, , Bermuda Hundred, Henrico (now Chesterfield) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary Allen,   b. Abt 1625,   d. Bef 1685, , Bermuda Hundred, Henrico (now Chesterfield) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Abt 1643  , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F232  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Puckett,   b. Abt 1656, , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1 Feb 1692, , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1675  , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Richard Womack, Jr.,   b. Abt 1676, , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1723, , , Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F230  Group Sheet

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    1. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Roger Womack (Mlwomack@aol.com) to Gail Rich Nestor on 16 Jul 2003.