Richard Grinnalds
(1659-Bef 1725)


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Richard Grinnalds

  • Born: 1659, England?
  • Marriage (1): (?) (?) about 1687 in Accomack Co., VA
  • Marriage (2): Mary (?) after 1715 in Accomack Co., VA
  • Died: Bef 03 Feb 1725, Accomack Co., VA


His age was judged on Mar 7 1671/2 in Accomack Co., VA when the court saw John Drummond's servant boy named "Richard Greenold" was judged to be 13 years old. He was named as a headright on the same day, as "Rich'd Greanall" on a certificate granted to Mr. Deverox Browne for 4,750a of land due for transporting those on the list to Virginia. He was named in another headright On Sep 18 1672 as "Rich Greanall" on a certificate granted to John Drummond for 800a of land.

He gave a deposition on Mar 17 1680/1 in Accomack Court as "Richard Grenall" aged about 22 years: "Last summer when he was at work in his master's field weeding tobacco, Wm. Leitchfield found fault with Anthony Delapar, who retorted bad language." Leitchfield "struck him some small time", but Anthony refused to strike back as reported by Atkinson. Gone to the house with a load of apples, Grenall did not witness the incident in the orchard, but Anthony told him that he struck Leitchfield and "blamed me that I did not come to help him." "Anthony, who like the others was told to obey Leitchfield, had referred to him as his overseer. Signed and sworn in open court 17 March 1680/81, by Richard Grenall."

He was on the list of tithables in Accomack Co. in 1683 as "Rich. Greennal" with 1 tithable on Major Chas. Scarburgh's list. In 1684, he was on the list of tithables "Rich. Greenal" with 2 tithables on Major Bowman's List.

He served on a jury on Nov 4 1684 in Accomack Co. as "Rich. Greenald." He was on the list of tithables in Accomack Co., VA, in 1685-1688, respectively as, "Rich Greenall" with 2 tithables on Capt. John Wallop's list, as "Rich. Greenall" with 2 tithables on Cap. Wallop's List, as "Rich. Greenall" with 2 tithables on Cap. Wallop's List and as "Rich. Greenall" with 3 tithables on Cap. Hill's List.

On Feb 211687/8 in Accomack Court, Alice Atkinson signed and presented to the court a certificate stating that she was willing to give her bastard son to Richard Greenall until the child attained the age of 21 years. Greenall acknowledged himself willing to take the child, and John Stainton, reputed father of the child, made no objection. Greenall was to post a bond with the clerk of the court to pay court costs and save the parish from all charges and trouble concerning the child.

Grinnalds bought 250a of land on Feb 19 1688/9, in Whitelaw tract A106, south-west of modern day Parklsey, VA. Edward Brothertone, late of Hunting Creek, sold him the land at the head of Hunting Creek. In 1715 Richard Grinalds deeded this land "whereon I now dwell" to his daughter Tabitha White, whose husband Charles died intestate 6 years later. On Nov 19 Nov 1689 in Accomack Court, John Ayres, Jr. petitioned to be discharged from the office of constable, having served more than a year and Richard Greenall was appointed to be constable in his place and ordered to go to the nearest magistrate to be sworn.

He was on the various list of tithables in Accomack for 1689-1693. On Dec 21 1692 Richard Grinall petitioned the court, representing that he and his wife had attended at several courts as witnesses in behalf of Col. John West against Henddrick Johnson and asks for his just pay.

He bought 250a of land on Dec 18 1695 in Whitelaw tract A110 at Job's Island, Accomack Co. In 1692 Job Truett of Maryland had sold the island as 250a to William Jarman, and on this date, it was acknowledged in open court that William Jarman and his wife Dorothy had resold to Richard Grenall, John Hickman & William Hickman. In the modern day (2017), it is located was on the bayside of ESVA, commonly called Hill's Choice or Jobs Island, lying NW from the mouth of Gilford Creek and bounding upon the Island Creek southwest, and also bounded by a line of marked trees dividing the same from the land of Edward Brotherton and Griffith Savage. He bought more land on Dec 6 1698 in Whitelaw tract A109, now south of Guilford & west of Parksley, VA when William/Dorothy Jarman sold 50a jointly to Richard Grenals, John Hickman and William Hickman the, in 1699, another 10a to Richard Grenals.

He gave by deed of gift on Sep 6 1715 in Accomack Co. to his daughter Tabitha White, "my plantation whereon I now dwell," being 250a of land, reserving to himself for his natural life, 1/2 of the benefit of the land. Since no wife signed the deed or relinquished dower, this suggests he was a widower and may have been preparing to marry again.

Grinnalds made his will on Feb 3 1724/5 in Accomack Co., VA. Nunc. - To 2 sons Richard & Henry 100a of land and marsh on Jobe Island. Whole personal estate to wife Mary to bring up 2 sons, & if there be any left at her death she to dispose of it as she shall think fit. Proved by Jacob Litchfield, Joseph Thorn, William Sherwood on the same day.

Richard married (?) (?) about 1687 in Accomack Co., VA. ((?) (?) was born about 1670 in Accomack Co., VA and died before 1715 in Accomack Co., VA.)

Richard next married Mary (?) after 1715 in Accomack Co., VA. (Mary (?) was born about 1685 in Accomack Co., VA.)

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