Spouse Unknown. Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 From: "Dolores C.
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Subject: [PAGE-L] Goochland PAGES......Part 1
The earliest Goochland County record for the family named PAGE
was dated 17 August 1742. From then onward, the name PAGE occur
s often in the deed, court, marriage, probate and tax records.
The only clue to this family's origin before Goochland County
was in a deed dated 21 December 1742 to John Page "of King and
Queen County", Virginia. With the scarcity of records of King
and Queen County, it has been difficult to document their
existence there. All of the records of the adjoining and nearby
counties have been checked for this name; but the early records
of some of them have also been destroyed.
We are extremely fortunate that so many of the Goochland County
records have survived the wars and courthouse burnings that have
plagued so many of the other Virginia counties. By using the
available records, we can either prove most of the PAGE lineages
or use them to make rather convincing circumstantial arguments
for family groupings.
From these records, it appears that there were three PAGE men of
the same generation who came to Goochland County close to the
same time---sometime between 1742-1753. They may have all come
from King & Queen County, but only one was actually said to be
from there. Many of the same family names associated with the
Goochland County PAGE men also appear in King and Queen County
and that is probably where they originated. All of the PAGE men
and women in the records of Goochland County must have been
related in some way.
Since no records of their birthdates or the birthdates of their
children (except in one instance) have been found, their
approximate birthdates must be calculated from the dates of
their marriages and/or the dates of the births of their
children. With the absence of probate records for some of these
men, relationships must be surmised from tax records and the
process of eliminating particular children from the other
Using available county information and building circumstantial
evidence for the proven and probable lineages, one comes up with
the following PAGE families in this county. Because these
original PAGE men seem to be linked together in the records, we
are led to believe that if they were not all brothers (and
sisters), they were related in some way. Perhaps future family
records will come forth to prove (or disprove) these lineages.
EARLIEST PAGEs in GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA
The earliest PAGE people in the Goochland County, VA records
(listed here in the order that they first appear in the records
of this county)
Robert PAGE - first record was a deed dated 17 Aug 1742
John PAGE -first record was a deed dated 21 Dec 1742
Exolheath PAGE - first mentioned in a court record dated Nov
Another man appears in these records first in the Feb 1755 Court
orders and the 1757 Tithable Lists who could be added to this
list or be the son of one of the above men. He was Joseph PAGE.
Msg from Hildred to firstname.lastname@example.org 5 Jul 2003: "thought you
might like to read an article entitled "The Two Ralph Sheltons"
in Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazinge of History and
Genealogy, Vo. 3, No. 4 Febrauary/ March 1995 , by Jeanne Brooks
Gart, C. G.
The Ralph Shelton who married Mary Pollard was the son of Sarah
Gissage, widow of Richard Gissage. On September 30, 1703 Joseph
Bickley posted bond to secure certain personal property on
behalf of this Ralph Shelton, a minor son of Sarah Gissage, whom
was going to marry. He also bond to guarantee 2 years of
education for Ralph.
This "Other Ralph" Shelton was from King and Queen/King William
Counties. In his children were Elizabeth, Mary, Richard, Jane,
William and John. His will, dated January 1, 1743, was admitted
to probate in King William County on March 21, 1744.
No one has ever found the marriage record fro Ralph of Middlesex
and his wife, Mary. Her surname remains unknown.
I have never seen the name of Crispin Shelton given with a
middle name of Eli or any other middle name. I have seen the
original records in Amelia County and in Pittsylvania County.
Christ Church Parish Register records his name only as Crispin."