Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

Generation #3

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.

Joshua (2James, 1Edmund) Lewis of Southampton Co VA

Joshua Lewis was christened 12/27/1701 in Middlesex Co VA. On 10/7/1725 at Christ Church, Middlesex Co VA, he married Martha Marsden b. 12/7/1702 Middlesex Co VA.

Sometime before 8/1736, Joshua and family migrated to Isle of Wight Co VA where brother Zebulon lived. And by 1742, Joshua is found in Isle of Wight Co records described as "planter."

In 1742 Joshua purchased land in Northampton Co NC. This purchase is important; as this is where his sons would later relocate.

In 1749 Southampton Co split from Isle of Wight. And, Joshua served as Captain of Militia from Southampton Co during the French and Indian War.

Joshua died 1759 in Southampton Co VA and his will was probated in 1760.

The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co VA (1653-1812), p. 60:
Joshua Lewis the Sone of James Lewis and Jone his wife was Borne the 27th Day of Decembr Anno Domini 1702.
Know All Men by these presents that we Joshua Lewis, James Edmonson, Junr. and John Caragan are held and firmly bound to Wm. Daingerfield, Thos. Waring, Salvatore Muscoe, and Robert Brooke, gent. Justices of County Essex in sum of two hundred pounds sterling this xxist day of March MDCCXXXII [1732].
The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounded Joshua Lewis, Admr. with the will annexed of all the goods, chattels and credits of Edmund Lewis, decd. . . .
Signed: Joshua Lewis
Isle of Wight Co VA Deed Book 5, p. 39:
16 Aug 1736 from Christopher KILBY of IoW, to Joshua LEWIS of IoW, for 10 , about 100 acres in IoW, and bounded by the run of the three Creeks, the Nottoway Indians line, Thos WESTBROOK, the same being part of 1,750 acres taken up by Nath'l HARRISON, Esq, as fully appears by a patent from said HARRISON to said KILBY dated 16 Jun 1714. Signed - Christ. KILLBEE, Cathrine KILLBEE.
Wit - Thomas WESTBROOK, Wm FINNY. Recorded 27 Sep 1736. This deed was acknowledged by Christopher KILBEE & Cathrine, his wife. Cathrine relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 337:
4/8/1741. Christopher Kilbee, Catharine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee witnessed a deed from Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC for 400 acres in Northampton Co.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1&2, p. 66:
7 Jan 1742. Gabriel PARKER, of Northampton Co NC, carpenter, to JOSHUA LEWIS, of Isle of Wight, VA, planter. 7 Jan 1742. 5 shillings. 400a on the north side of the Mill Swamp, as by patent to Gabriel Parker 4 Aug 1741, joining Grassy Branch and the Swamp.
Recorded May 1743 in Northampton Co NC court.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 337:
21 May 1748. Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC 400 acres NS of Mill Swamp adj. mouth of Grassy Swam, said land being a patent to Gabriel Parker 4 Aug 1741.
Witnessed by Christopher Kilbee, Catherine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee. Rec. May 1748.
Northampton Co NC Wills:
Feb. 9, 1742. Christopher Kilbee made his will mentioning his wife, Katherine, his two sons, Epaphproditus and Christopher, his three daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Frances; his "friends" Joshua Lewis and John Fort.
Ex: Major Joseph Gray, and Thomas Jarrell. Wit: John Brassell and Thos. Wesbrock.
Probated in Northampton Co NC, at May Court, 1752.
Wills & Admin. of Southampton Co VA 1749-1800, p. 249:
4/9/1757. Will of Joshua Lewis. Mentions Leg.-loving wife; daughter Joanna; daughter Catherine; daughter Sarah; daughter Martha; daughter Mille; son James; son Edmond.
Exs. Wife [Martha] and son James LEWIS.
Wit: Charles TRAVERS, Joseph HOLDEN, Thomas WESTBROOK, Jr.
Southampton Co VA Deed Book 10, 1758-1762, p. 182:
5 Nov 1759. Joshua Lewis of Southampton County to William Watkins, son of John Watkins of Isle of Wight...200 acres on Blackwater adjoining William Raiford, William Gay, Charles Norsworthy, Thomas Inglish, Nathan Inglish, Aaron Spivey and Col. Bridger (being part of a patent granted John Moor in 1681).
Wit: John Watkins , Thomas Inglish, Jr. and Thoms Inglish, Sr. Rec: 6 Mar 1760.
Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 3 (1760 to 1767), pp. 61-62:
12/13/1760. MARTHA LEWIS and JAMES LEWIS, executors of JOSHUA LEWIS to Dr. SAMUEL PEETE of Sussex County dated 13 Dec 1760.
100 acres adj. THOMAS WESTBROOK and BENJAMIN SIMMONS where sd. JOSHUA lately lived (part of a patent to NATHANIEL HARRISION of Surry County, Virginia on 16 Jun 1714 for 1,750 acres and sd. JOSHUA did agree to sell to sd. SAMUEL before his death but completion of the sale was brought about by a suit in court)
Signed: MARTHA LEWIS and JAMES LEWIS, W: JOSEPH DELK, THOMAS PRITCHET, and MOLLY PRITCHETT

    Children

    1. James Lewis 

The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co VA (1653-1812), p. 120:
James Sone of Joshua & Martha Lewis born Septemr ye 5. baptized 1726.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 337:
4/8/1741. Christopher Kilbee, Catharine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee witnessed a deed from Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC for 400 acres in Northampton Co.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 66:
Gabriel Parker of Northampton Co NC sold 400a to Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight Co in 1742.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 337:
21 May 1748. Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC 400 acres NS of Mill Swamp adj. mouth of Grassy Swam, said land being a patent to Gabriel Parker 4 Aug 1741.
Witnessed by Christopher Kilbee, Catherine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee. Rec. May 1748.
Granville Dist. Of NC Land Grants Book 14, p. 237:
James Tarver 22 June 1749 390 acres in Northampton County on both sides of Wheelers Mill Swamp near the head, joining James Lewis OR: /s/ (mark)
Wits: Osborn Jeffreys, George Jordan surveyed 17 April 1749 SCC: Harmon Hill, John Phillips Osborn Jeffreys Surveyor
Granville Dist. Of NC Land Grants Book 14, p. 230:
Edmund Lewis 26 October 1754 370 acres in Northampton County, joining Thomas Boykin, Wm Waugmuck, Francis Boykin, and George Jordan 
Signed: Edmund Lewis Wits: Sher Haywood, Egbert Haywood
surveyed 29 May 1753 CC: Thos Hurrell, James Lewis,  J Edwards Surveyor
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 2, p. 443:
EDMOND LEWIS of Northampton Co. to JAMES LEWIS of Northampton Co. 23 Feb 1758 12 founds current money of Va. 205 acres, joining HARDY HART, FRANCIS BOYKINS, and GEORGE JORDAN, all houses, orchards, gardens etc.
Wit: FLOOD SMITH, BENJAMIN SAULS Reg. Northampton Co. Feb. Ct. 1758 J. Edwards C. Ct.
Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 3 (1760 to 1767), pp. 61-62:
12/13/1760. MARTHA LEWIS and JAMES LEWIS, executors of JOSHUA LEWIS to Dr. SAMUEL PEETE of Sussex County dated 13 Dec 1760.
100 acres adj. THOMAS WESTBROOK and BENJAMIN SIMMONS where sd. JOSHUA lately lived (part of a patent to NATHANIEL HARRISION of Surry County, Virginia on 16 Jun 1714 for 1,750 acres and sd. JOSHUA did agree to sell to sd. SAMUEL before his death but completion of the sale was brought about by a suit in court.
Signed: MARTHA LEWIS and JAMES LEWIS, W: JOSEPH DELK, THOMAS PRITCHET, and MOLLY PRITCHETT
Males Born
After
# Lewis Females # Lewis
18+   1 James

All

1

Martha
17- 1778 3  

Records of Estates, Northampton Co, NC Vol 1, 1781-1801, p. 323:
Estate of Joshua LEWIS
Acct of sale 1788 (filed Sept. Ct. 1790) by James LEWIS, exec.

Records of Estates, Northampton Co, NC Vol 1, 1781-1801, p. 324:
Estate of Martha [Marsden] LEWIS
Acct of sale 1788 by James LEWIS, admr. (Sept. Ct. 1790)

Records of Estates, Northampton Co, NC Vol 1, 1781-1801, p. 325:
Estates of Joshua LEWIS & Martha LEWIS
Acct current Sept. 6, 1790, James LEWIS, exec of Joshua LEWIS & adm. of Martha LEWIS.

    2. Anne Lewis

The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co VA (1653-1812), p. 123:
Anne daughter of Joshua & Mary Lewis was born Novemr ye 8. baptized Janry 7 1727.

    3. Edmund Lewis b. 1/20/1729 Middlesex Co VA

    4. Joanna Lewis

    5. Katherine Lewis

    6. Sarah Lewis

    7. Martha Lewis

    8. Mildred Lewis

Generation #3

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