Name: George PROCTOR
Birth: ABT 1625 in Jamestown, James City, VA
Death: BEF 30 NOV 1681 in Southwark Parish, Surry Co., VA
Attorney by profession (See Surry County Order Bk 2 pg 124). George was very involved in the happenings of Jamestown and especially the part which became Surry County in 1652. A friend, fellow attorney and business partner, John Moring, later became administer of his estate.
His estate filed 30 Nov 1681 in Isle of Wight County Virginia--Will and Deed Bk 1 (FHL 975.554 H2b '117th Century Isle of Wight by Boddie, pg 591). The original will is evidently lost, but Surry County Court Order Book 11 pg 326, dated 6 Mar 1682 lists the debts owed to his estate. There are 74 people who were indebted to him at his death. He was evidently a man of great wealth and means, as was his father. Horse racing must have been a favorite past time. At least two entries are recorded in the Surry County court records of George challenging someone to a race (7 Oct 1675). He also took part in the famous "Bacon's Rebellion" of 1676. He received a pardon from King Charles II of England 6 Feb 1676 as recorded in Bk II pg 149. He owned much property as recorded in Property Bk I pg 145, May 1678. He was a very prominent citizen and held many public offices such as Justice of Surry County. He married (2) Elizabeth, the widow of William Marriott. Maj. Marriott was in great debt upon his death. George became the executor of the estate and paid off all the debts. (Surry County Records by Eliza T. Davis, FHL 975.5562 p28d and Colonia Surry by J. B. Boddie FHL 975.556 H2b) A Master George Procter is listed as an adventurer to Virginia in 1618/19 and a clerk in 1623/24. His father is assumed to be ancient planter, John Proctor because both are living prominently in Surry County, Southwarke Parish, Virginia. ("The Records of the Virginia Company of London", vol 3 pg 87, 331 and vol 4 pg 365-.-F229 v6 UC Berkeley
5 Sep 1679--Bk 3 Pg 277--Wills and Estates of Brunswick County, Virginia. John Ironmonger to be paid 250 pounds tobacco for attendance on Goerge Proctor and his wife in the sickness whereof they died.
Child #1--George was given land grant dated 11 May 1702 and sons, George and William are named. They are listed as being from St Paul's Parish, Stafford. (Virginia Land Records pg 422, FHL 975.5 R2v). A George Proctor transportation was paid for by John Rawlins 20 Oct 1689 from Egland to Surry County (Early Virginia Families pg 109)
Child #2--Mary is named as a daughter of George Proctor in Will Bk 2 pg 169--dated 1677, and the god-daughter of Nathaniel Knight
Father: John PROCTOR b: ABT 1583 in London, England
Mother: Alice UNKNOWN b: ABT 1587 in of London, England
UNKNOWN b: ABT 1630 in of Surry Co., VA
in Surry, VA
- George Proctor b: ABT 1647 in Surry Co., VA
- Mary Proctor b: ABT 1652 in Surry Co., VA
- Joshua PROCTOR b: ABT 1668 in of Surry Co., VA