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Taking another look at Col/Capt. William Daniel of Wigan Co., Over Tabley England there is proof that he was the son of Peter and Christina Daniell of Tabley, England. There is no actual proof that he was also the William Daniel of Middlesex Co., Va. Col. William Daniel of Wigan did marry Dorothy Forth.
…….“This lady (i.e. Dorothy Forth) bore the arms of Holt and Forth, being granddaughter of - Holt, esq. of Sherrington and an heiress.”
From the Visitation of Lancashire 1664
As far as the name of William Daniel of Middlesex he is reportedly married to a Jochobed SmithSmith.
The surname Smith is mostly unproven. I have not seen proof of the following association: (William was married a second time to Jochobed Smith, 1676, in England, daughter of John and Margaret Smith. Jochobed Smith was born in England about 1646 and died between 1694 and 1698 in Middlesex County, Virginia. Diane Hitchcock-Owens )mailto: DHitchc22(a)aol.com <mailto:DHitchc22@aol.com>.
The next liberty taken of the facts is that Robert Daniell of Charleston and wife Dorothy Chamberlain are part of the same clan as Capt. William Daniel of One Tabley Cheshire England.
Robert DANIELL (John of London 1) was born on 20 Apr
1646 in England, died on 1 May 1718 in Daniell Island-Charleston, SC at
age 72, and was buried in St. Philips Church, Charleston, SC. To our knowledge he was the son of John the Shipbuilder.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 M i. John DANIELL.
+ 3 F ii. Sarah DANIELL.
+ 4 M iii. Robert DANIELL was born on 20 Apr 1646 in England, died on 1 May 1718 in
Daniell Island-Charleston, SC at age 72, and was buried in St. Philips Church,
Robert married Dorothy (CHAMBERLAIN) (b. Abt 1654, d. 16 Oct 1711) in
1677 in Barbados.
I am pretty sure Hell will freeze over until some researchers prove their assertions. Also, there are date differences all over the place. And last name spellings as well. To work with these various sources is like walking into a swamp.
Prove me wrong and I will gladly apologies.
I have recently noticed that some Daniell families in England have the documentation, in some areas, that would belong to another Daniell whose positive connections are unknown. I will be happy to discuss this matter if one is interested.
For instance, Captain William Daniell of Middlesex Co., Virginia’s exact origins have not been determined. He is the individual that married Joschebed Smith and perhaps a Davis lady as well. His issue/children are specific and do not match any other Daniel such as Col. William Daniell Of Wigan Co., England , who did marry Dorothy Forth.
There is no way to merge these two William’s as one individual and leave out the placement of some of the children or say that the Smith lady was the wife of William of Wigan whose actual wife was Dorothy Forth. You will also note that I use the name Daniell with two ll's to make it easier.
Lets hold on to those thoughts and take a closer look at Col. William Daniell of Wigan:
Regarding the effort to erroneously link the Daniell's of Tabley with immigrants to America:
Fact 1. It surely began with the Rev. Haden and the publication of transcripts of the Visitation of Lancashire of 1623 & 1664.
Fact 2. That Visitation of Lancashire with respect to William of Wigan is a nonsense apart from the specific details of William, his wife, and his children. On this side of the Atlantic it is totally discounted by Burkeand his peers. Ormerod is accepted as the word and the truth by all interested parties. Many of those Visitations have been shown to be in error for all sorts of reasons and in fact some have been shown to be complete fabrications doubtless in exchange for a handful of gold. The Herald's were probably no more incorruptible than anyone else. Nothing has changed !!!.
Col. William Daniel of Wigan was married to Dorothy Forth. They had two sons, William and Henry, who died childless. These Daniels did not come over to America! The following is from Heinemann, Family 1, 1949: "William Daniel; 1673 et seq. a William Daniel continues of record in Middlesex Co., VA, where he died in 1698."
Okay, a peak at Capt. William Daniell of Middlesex whose exact origins are yet to be determined:
Captain William Daniel of Middlesex County is believed to be the original Immigrant to America from England.
It is noted that the members of this family emigrated from England to the Northern Neck of Virginia in the 1640's. (Compilers note: In an article written about Richard Tivia Daniel, a grandson of John and Mary Keen Daniel, it is mentioned that one Peter Daniel, an ancestor, emigrated from Scotland to Middlesex County, Virginia, America, in 1656. It is more likely that William Daniell was the founder of the Daniel family in Middlesex County, Virginia in 1660. ("A Place in Time, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1650-1750”)
These are just scraps and bits to show that two individuals, not one, were instrumental in their families history and one Col. William of Wigan was not the same as one Capt. William of Middlesex.
Doubtless the detractors of theses issues will take them to their grave. We will carry on and always try to get the genealogies straight.