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The organization’s goals are education of American history and historical preservation. The CDA owns and maintains the accredited Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden in New York City, which is also the headquarters of both the CDA and the New York Parent Chapter.
I, Audrey Lambert belong to CDA Chapter XXII, MI my ancestor was William Kinchen.
William Kinchen was approved by CDA on the 20th of February 2011. His services in the Colonial period (May 13th, 1607 to April 19th, 1775), upon which my claim of eligibility is based, were as follows: William Kinchen was sheriff of Isle of Wight Co., VA in 1729.
Proofs as to service:
References: Isle of Wight, VA Deeds Court Orders 1693-1767 p 45, Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial VA Vol. IV p 200, VA Magazine Vol. XXXIV p 201, 17th Century Isle of Wight Co VA by John Bennett Boddie, Will of William Kinchen, Will of Matthew Kinchen, Historical News on Isle of Wight VA by Helen Haverty King p 492, The Old Brick Church near Smithfield, VA built in 1632 by R. S. Thomas, p 34. They Crossed the Blackwater, The First Settlers of Southhampton County Virginia by Ulysses P. Joyner, Jr. 2001, pg. 100 William Kinchen, pg. 108 Thomas Jarrell.
Book of Jared by Eleanor McAllister Hall, Journal of John Jared, Marriages of Isle of Wight Co., VA 1628-1800, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County Virginia 1749-1800 Book I, by Blanche Adams Chapman 1947 (Will of Thomas Jarrell), William Jared Family Bible, Loudoun Co., VA Tithables, Kentucky a History of the State 1887, Early East Tennessee Marriages Vol. 1 Grooms, Putnam County Tennessee Cemeteries by Maurine Ensor Patton, U.S. Census records, Obituaries, Death Certificates and tombstone photos.
Source: Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co VA, by John Bennett Boddie:
William Kinchen was residing in Isle of Wight County, Virginia before 1700. He patented 170 acres in that county in 1702. He also patented 100 acres in 1715, another 100 acres in 1724 and 140 acres in 1726.
He was a member of the vestry of the old brick church near Smithfield from 1724 to his death.
He was sheriff of Isle of Wight County in 1729.
William Kinchen married Elizabeth Ruffin, daughter of Robert Ruffin of Surry County. He made his will August 13, 1734 and the same was probated July 28, 1735.
Source: Isle of Wight Deed Book 1, 1688-1704, pg. 45. Proving the approximate age of William Kinchen: William Kinchen witnessed a deed in 1693. You had to be at least 14 yrs. old or older to witness a deed.
(p.89) 8 Jan 1693....William Carver and wife, Jane Carver, of the upper parish to Phillip Reyford...100 acres adjoining George Peirce.
Source: The Old Brick Church, near Smithfield, Virginia. Built in 1632. By R. S. Thomas, A.M., L. B., Smithfield, Virginia. Reprinted from Virginia Historical Collections, Vol. XI, 1892, pg. 34.
The names of the other vestrymen appearing in the old Vestrybook are Samuel Davis, Mathew Jones, Thomas Walton, William Kinchin, William Crumpler...list continues.
Source: Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co Virginia, by John Bennett Boddie, p 169.
In 1702 the magistrates and militia of Isle of Wight county prepared an address of loyalty to Queen Anne. They stated that they “resented the attempt made upon our Religion, Laws and Liberty by the late unaccountable action of the French King in owning and declaring the pretended Prince of Wales to be the King of England.” This address was signed by the following Militia officers of the county.
Lieut. Col. And Commander in Chief, Samuel Bridger, Major Henry Baker.
Source: Historical News on Isle of Wight VA by Helen Haverty King, p 492.
Chapter 22: Sheriffs, Supervisors and County Officers:
From early days the sheriff had to furnish security that he would perform his duties faithfully. He had to take an oath and give bond of 1,000 pounds or the equivalent of it in tobacco.
There is no complete record of sheriffs of Isle of Wight County. Those holding office from 1690-1720 can be found in the English Calendar of State Papers and listed among the following:
Source: Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800 by Blanche Adams Chapman, pp. 122, 124 & 125:
KINCHEN, WILLIAM: Leg. Son Matthew;
daughter Elizabeth Exum; grandson William Jones; daughter Martha Jarrell;
daughter Patience Taylor and her husband Etheldred Taylor; daughter Sarah
Godwin; granddaughter Martha Godwin; son William; wife Elizabeth; grandson
William Kinchen; granddaughter Mary Jones. Ex., son Matthew Kinchen. D. August
13, 1734. R. July 28, 1735.
KINCHEN, MATHEW: Leg., mother Elizabeth;
brother William; my wife Elizabeth; to unborn child, with reversion of bequest
to William, the son of Etheldred Taylor and to William Jones, the son of
Elizabeth Exum; to William Jarrell, if he performs an agreement, which I had
with Gilbert Mackinnie; to William, the son of my brother William Kinchen; my
uncle Thomas; friend John Dunkley; sister Elizabeth; sister Martha; sister
Patience; to James Godwin’s children, James, Martha and Mathew Godwin. Exs.
Brothers-in-law, Thomas Jarrell and Etheldred Taylor. D. march 4, 1735/36. R.
May 24, 1736.
Source: Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co Virginia, by John Bennett Boddie, p 702 & 705:
Chapter XXXV - County Officers From Isle Of Wight and Surrounding Counties.
County Court Clerks: p. 705
Source: Marriages of Isle of Wight Co., VA 1628-1800, By Blanche Adams Chapman, Smithfield, VA 1933 - pg. 20, 26 & 45.
JARRELL, THOMAS and MARTHA KINCHIN, daughter of William Kinchin. 1734. W. B. 4, p. 72 & 113.
GODWIN, JAMES and SARAH KINCHIN, daughter of William Kinchin. 1734. W. B. 4, p. 72 & 113.
TAYLOR, ETHELDRED and PATIENCE KINCHIN, daughter of William Kinchin. W. B. 4, p. 72.
Lineage of Audrey J. (Denny) Lambert:
William Kinchin md Elizabeth Ruffin=
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