Henry Slade

d. circa 1721
     Henry Slade was born likely about 1640 in England. According to a chart supposedly prepared by his gr-gr-grandson,General Jeremiah Slade, Henry was born in England and married there before coming to America. However, no document has yet been found to confirm those claims.1,2,3 Henry Slade was involved in a Court case on November 15, 1658 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia.4

Henry married Hannah Loveridge, daughter of William Loveridge and Temperence [?], supposidly in England, but no record has been found to confirm or disprove this.1 On May 1, 1668, John West was granted 600 acres in Albemarbe County, North Carolina for transporting nine people into North Carolina, including Henry Slate and Wm Loveridge.5 Henry Slade was warranted 60 acres in Albemarle for the transportation of one person on September 7, 1669, indicating he was likely of age by this date.6 Power of Attorney to Henry Slade of Currituck dated June 17, 1677 by Mordecay Bowden of Rhode Island. Note: The Northern part of the territory now composed of North and South Carolina was called Albermarle County from 1663 to 1689. Currituck was originally a prcinct of Albermarle County and extended from the Virginia line South to Pamlico Sound.4

On April 29, 1693, Henry Slade was granted a Virginia patent for land in Lower Norfolk described 1078 acres of high land and low being is seated Plantation in Currituck precinct upon the lower Indian creek of the north west river. Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 311 (Reel 8). Henry, Sr.'s 3 ton Plantation Shallop built in 1690 was named The Samuel of North Carolina. Henry Slade's will was dated 1721, making him about 80 if he was born as early as 1640.

Henry Slade and very likely died circa 1721 in Sladesville, Hyde County, North Carolina.3

Children of Henry Slade and Hannah Loveridge


  1. [S5] Brig. General Jeremiah Slade, Chart of Descendants of Henry Slade drawn by hand - original in possession of Richard Taylor Slade,.
  2. [S9] Date estimated only for planning based upon other events [marr, legal age, death, etc].
  3. [S6] Washington, NC Beaufort County Clerk, Will of Henry Slade, Sr 1721.
  4. [S59] Richard Newton Smith, Slade Family Roots in North Carolina and Georgia New Bern, North Carolina:2008), page 4.
  5. [S249] Old Albemarle County, North Carolina Book of Land Warrants and Surveys 1681-1706.
  6. [S234] Caroline B. Whitley, North Carolina Headrights - 1663-1774 A list of Names 2001).
  7. [S6] Washington, NC Beaufort County Clerk, Will of Henry Slade, Sr 1721, 'bequeath unto my son in law Benjammine Sanderson.'