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Francis Rayner
Born 1644? England
Died Dec 12, 1762 Isle of Wight Co. VA
Emigrated?
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Joanna

m. 1679?
Isle of Wight Co. VA



John

b. Isle of Wight VA

d. by 1716.
Frances

b. Isle of Wight VA


Joanna

b. Isle of Wight VA


Son John had died by Sep 1716, when his father's will mentions Samuel, "the son of my deceased son John Rayner...".
Frances, the daughter of Francis Rayner married William Little about 1719. William was born in Lownes Creek Parish about 1682.
Son-in-law Thomas Ward III is likely the Thomas Ward from Lawnes Creek Parish in Surry County who, on Oct 9, 1707, bought from Robert & Elinor Monger, of the upper parish of Isle of Wight Co., 300 acres "on the north west side of the first swamp of the main Blackwater in the upper parish... and bounded by Huff Branch, Thomas Womble, Richard Gray and Highgate Hill Branch"; and then, on Feb 22, 1709, from George & Jane Moore of Isle of Wight Co., 100 more acres adjoining the previous purchase.
Son-in-law Thomas Ward also was the Executor of Francis's will, dated Sep 29, 1716, and recorded Sep 28, 1719.
Isle of Wight County was originally known by an Indian name and became known as Isle of Wight in 1637 ( Map). Surry County, which borders to the northwest ( Map), was created from James City County in 1652.
Sources:
Chapman, Blanche Adams, Marriages of Isle of Wight Co., Va., 1647-1800, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore MD, 1976.
Chapman, Blanche Adams, Wills & Administrations of Isle of Wight Co., Va., 1647-1800, reprint, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore MD, 1975, p. 214; will of Francis Rayner.
Isle of Wight Deed Book 2; no. 76.