The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I25432
  • Name: Richard GRIFFIN
  • Surname: Griffin
  • Given Name: Richard
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1700 in VA
  • Death: 1766 in Halifax Co., VA
  • _UID: 201EC8BB8B387C47801F6989A5E2246EF160
  • Note:
    Richard and Mary appear in the Halifax- Mecklenburg-Lunenburg County area. In the B ristol Parish Registry (Prince George County, Virginia), births of children of a Richard an d Mary Griffin are recorded [1], namely: Ralph (born 16 Feb. 1725, baptisted 16 May 1725), J ohn (born 22 June 1727, baptisted 1 Oct. 1727), William (baptized 21 Nov. 1740).
    An additional child was listed in the 1748-50 tithes of Lunenburg County [2], a ____ __was in their household. Since all males 16 and over in age were tithed, _____ was bo rn about 17__.
    Another child is made known in a deed dated 16 April 1764 from Ralph Griffin of 11 8 acres to Richard Griffin, Sr. and Mary, his wife, and Owen, their son, in Halifax Co., VA.

    A processioner in the Hico area on 8 Sep. 1747

    On 15 Oct. 1748, Henry Green executed his Will with Richard Griffin, named as his br other-in-law, designated as his Co-Executor. The dated the will was filed was not given but i t was before 5 June 1749. The Will was filed in Deed Book 1, pages 477-478. [3]

    Richard Griffin was listed as a constable on 10 June 1749.

    He was listed with his adult children in Lunenburg County in 1749:
    Cornelius Cargill's District: Richard Griffin, Sr. ___ tithes

    In 1756, Richard Griffin and Ralph Griffin witnessed a deed in Halifax County : Seth Petty Pool of Halifax County to Nicholas Overby of Lunenburg County, 100 acres , part being in Lunenburg County and part in Halifax County, on both sides of Tewayhomony Cre ek, the lower part of 404 acres granted by patent. wit: Luke Smith Jr, Zachariah Smith, Ralp h Griffin, Richard Griffin; 2 Aug 1756. Note: Tewahominy Creek was another name for Aaron' s Creek, in present Mecklenburg County.

    Land Grant to Richard Griffin, Halifax Co., VA, 1760, 394 acres, Book #33, page 94 2

    On 19 May 1761, Edward Tuck of Halifax Co., VA, conveyed 350 acres on the South si de of Banister River to Solomon Owen of Halifax Co., VA. The deed was witnessed by Richard G riffin, Ralph Griffin, and Richard Griffin and was recorded 20 Aug. 1761. [2]

    Land Grant to Richard Grififn, Halifax Co., VA, 1762, 400 acres, Book #35, page 15_

    May have died without a will. On 2 Sep. 1766 inventory of his estate filed in Lune nburg Co., VA.

    [1] Chamberlaine, CG (1898) The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720- 1789, Richmond, VA.

    [2] Halifax Co., VA, Deed Books, 1759-1767.

    [3] Bell, Landon C., Lunenburg Co., VA, Wills 1746-1825, published 1972.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:07

    Marriage 1 Mary GREEN b: ABT 1702
      1. Has No Children Richard GRIFFIN b: ABT 1720 in VA
      2. Has No Children Ralph GRIFFIN b: 16 Feb 1725 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA
      3. Has No Children John GRIFFIN b: 22 Jun 1727 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA
      4. Has Children Samuel GRIFFIN b: ABT 1735 in VA
      5. Has No Children Owen GRIFFIN b: ABT 1736 in VA
      6. Has No Children William GRIFFIN b: 1740 in Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., VA
      7. Has No Children Mary GRIFFIN b: 1738 in VA
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