Edward Pettway
Born 1630? Surry Co. VA
Died 1691 Surry Co. VA

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Elizabeth Carter
(widow of William Carter, Jr.)

m. 1655?

b. 1634
Surry Co. VA


b. 1658
Surry Co. VA


b. 1662?
Surry Co. VA
d. Mar 1699/1700
Fortune (daughter)


Edward's father was Robert Pettway who immigrated with his wife Mary from England. In 1638, he was granted 200 acres on the Charles River.
Edward's wife was the widow of William Carter, Jr. (1625?-1655), whose stepmother, Alice Croxon Carter, in Aug 1655, granted Edward 500 acres in Southwark Parish, Surry County, to be used by Edward only during the lifetime of his wife Elizabeth.
Surry County Virginia was chartered in 1652, formed from James City County, south of the James River (see present day map for location). Sussex County Virginia was formed in 1753 from Surry County. (see present day map for location).
Son William and future son-in-law Samuel Judkins Jr. , were among the 40 "less prominent Baconians" (supporters of Bacon's Rebellion) who took the King's pardon, Feb 6, 1676/7.
Edward's wife Elizabeth outlived him and her son-in-law Samuel Judkins Jr. (1657-1705), and was listed in Surry County with 650 acres of land, of which at least 200 acres were previously owned by members of the Judkins family.
Boddie, John Bennett, Colonial Surry, 1966; p. 136-7, 214.
Briggs, Noel Currer, The Carters of Virginia, Phillimore Pub., England, 1979.
Edward Pettway's will dated Oct 27 1690, probated Jan 6, 1691 in Davis, E. T., Wills and Administrations of Surry Co, Va., 1671-1750, Geneal. Publ. Co., Baltimore MD, 1980, p. 103.
Holtzsclaw, B.C., "Judkins of Surry," in Boddie, John Bennett, Southside Virginia Families, v.2, pp. 287 ff.