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Bethania KNOWLES

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  • Name Bethania KNOWLES  [1
    Born Mar 1669  Tuckahoe Creek, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID D8C2521E5C4C49DAA901BD66CA9147155931 
    Died Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (Research):KPJ5-2P
      BIRT: RIN MH:IF438
      DEAT: RIN MH:IF439
      EVEN: RIN MH:IF440

      398. William Giles884,885,886,887, born 1650 in Henrico Co VA888; died 02 Apr 1694 in Henrico Co, VA888. He was the son of 796. John Giles and 797. Philaritie Woodward. He married 399. Bethania Knowles 1683 in St. John's Church, Henrico Co., VA889.

      399. Bethania Knowles890,891,892, born Mar 1669 in Henrico Co, VA892; died 1711 in Henrico Co, VA893. She was the daughter of 798. Capt John Knowles and 799. Mary Broadnax.

      Notes for William Giles:
      The names of the "Rebels" in this List have been given in "A Receipt for 100 Prisontrs on Mr. Nepha's Account," on page 317*; but it was deemed advisable to print the following second list, made on their arrival in the Barbadoes, because of its including the names of the Masters to whom they were sold. The variations in the orthography of names have been already referred to.]
      A LIST* of Seaventy two Rebells by his Matyes Mercy granted to GEROME NEPHO to bee transported to this Island by the Betty JAMES MAY Master received by CHARLS THOMAS and JOHN PENNE, by order of GEORGE PENNE Esq' being the order of JEROM NEPHO
      WILLIAM GILES (not clear from set up if he is master or rebel, if rebel, probably sold to MICHAELL CHILD)
      The Original Lists OF PERSONS OF QUALITY
      Lists of the Livinge and Dead in Virginia Febr: 16th 1623.[i.e. 162xxx]*
      Henrico County Virginia - Deeds & Wills, 1706-1845 Deed #19
      Francis NICHOLSON, esq., Lt. Gov. of Va., to Charles EVANS land in Varina Parish, Henrico County, on north side of James River, bounded by Mr. Richard Perrin, Abraham Baly, Cornelius Creek, and William Giles, 140 acres, formerly granted to Thomas PERRIN and by him deserted and since granted to said Charles Evans by order of General Court 19 Dec 1704, for transportation of three persons.
      USGenWeb, Henrico Co, VA
      Netti Schreiner-Yantis

      Although John Knowles mentioned a son William and a dau Bethania in his will, only Bethania sold his property. Evidently William died between the time his father's will was made and probated.
      Bethania married William Giles. She was married, but not of legal age, in 1683 when she released her dower rights in two tracts, one containing 100 acres and the other 200 acres, which her husband William sold to William Byrd. The land was on Falling Creek which is south of the James River, not too far from being opposite other land Bethania had inherited from her father which was on Cornelius Creek on
      north side of James River.
      In 1680 Wm Giles sold 100 acres to John Pleasants for 4,000 lbs of tobacco and 3,000 nails and _______. It was "all that dividend of land that was by said Pleasants as atty of James Janney & Wm Beauhamp sold to Henry Alford, situated in Henrico Co on N side James R called "Coulsons" bounded upwards towards the falls [Richmond] upon the land of Rowland Place & downwards upon the plantation called "Barrows". [Henrico Deeds & Wills 1677-1692:143] I think this land was probably owned by Wm Giles and was NOT part of Bethania's inheritance. She did not relinquish dower and they may not have been married at that time.
      In 1685, William Giles sold 125 acres called "Gardners" to John Crowley. Bethania relinquished her dower rights to it. In 1688 Bethania was of age [21 years] and confirmed the rights to Wm Byrd in land sold in 1683. In 1691, Wm & Bethany sold 300 acres (pt of 700 acres patented by John Knowles and called "Barrows" to John Woodson, Jr. It was adj to Giles Webb. On 11 July 1692, they still had possession of the balance of that patent when Wm made his will. [Henrico Will Bk 1677-1692:475]. He mentioned a wife, but did not name her. He listed children: William, John, Mary and Nicholas. All appear to have been minors. The will was proven 2 Apr 1694. The witnesses were Elizabeth Perrin, John Allday, Tho. Bayly, Abraham Bayly. All these witnesses lived on Cornelius Cr and near the Perrin's property called "World's End". John Knowles's "Barrows" was also adj to "World's End".
      I have not tried to trace William Giles, Jr. He witnessed a deed from John Pleasants to Benj, Thos, and Wm Bridgwater, sons of Samuel in 1708. And he witnessed a deed of livery for land John Giles gave for 1 shillling to Nicholas Giles on 4 Aug 1712. This was 100 acres on N side James R bounded by Cornelius's Br, John Aldey and sd John Giles [Henrico Wills & Dds 1706-1737:159]. It would seem that John Giles was distributing the 400 acres left by William & Bethania.....
      Henrico County, Virginia: Beginnings of Its Families: Part II.
      William Clayton Torrence
      William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 3.
      (Jan., 1916), pp. 202-210.
      ) As nothing can be definitely stated as to the European ancestry of these people it does not seem amiss to give here the approximate years of the births of many of them. These years of birth are approximated from statements made by the parties themselves in making depositions in various cases tried in Henrico County Court. The word about should be inserted in every instance between the name of the person and the year. ...William Giles, 1650;
      USGenweb (
      1679 Tythables For Henrico County

      Att a Court holden att Varina for the County of Henrico the second day of June Anno Dom 1679...
      An account of ye several fortye Tythables ordered by this Wor'll Court to fitt out men and horse armes &c. according to act, vis:
      Mr. Peter Field is ordered to give notice to these: . . .Wm Giles 4

      More About William Giles:
      MCS line: yes

      «tab»Notes for Bethania Knowles:
      large gap from other children??
      Bethania Knowles Giles (1669-1711) VA
      Posted by: Richard Johnson
      I am also researching John KNOWLES. Do you have his Will? It mentions his daughter Bethinia. Also from Historical Southern Families, is the following, A William GILES who lived in Henrico County next to Capt. John KNOWLES. Capt. KNOWLES formerly lived in Jamestown. The location of his house is
      shown on the map of "Old Jamestown" William GILES married Bethwnia, daughter of Capt. John KNOWLES. I have a lot of info. on this family which I will share.

      More About Bethania Knowles:
      MCS line: yes

      Marriage Notes for William Giles and Bethania Knowles:
      MARRIAGES - St. John's Church, Henrico Co.,Virginia 1683:
      William GILES to daughter of Capt. John KNOWLES.
      (there is currently a St Johns church in Seven Pines, Henrico)

      Children of William Giles and Bethania Knowles are:
      «tab»199 «tab»i. «tab» «tab»Mary Giles, born Abt. 1685 in Henrico Co., VA; died Aft. 1742 in Henrico Co., VA; married (1) Thomas Harding Abt. 1710 in Henrico Co. VA; married (2) Thomas Hughes Aft. 1731.
      «tab»«tab»ii. «tab» «tab»William Giles894, born 1686 in Tuckahoe Creek, Henrico, VA.
      «tab»«tab»iii. «tab» «tab»John Giles894, born Abt. 1688 in Henrico Co, VA; married Mary Moseley; born Abt. 1694.
      «tab»Notes for John Giles:
      witness to will of Charles Ballow, July 1726
      may have been grandfather of Governor William Branch Giles

      «tab»«tab»iv. «tab» «tab»Nicholas Giles894, born 1690 in Henrico Co, VA; married (1) Pheby; married (2) Elizabeth.
    Person ID I172  America
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father John KNOWLES,   b. 1612, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1685, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary BROADNAX,   b. 9 Apr 1620, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1685, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1639  Of Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).