Some old repeat info and some new info about Darby Daniel, and then a
possible pond jump for wife Ann.
A Darby Daniell took out an indenture of servitude for four years on
July 29 1661, destination VA. This from www.virtualjamestown.org
the Bristol Registers (which was where the greatest number of indentured
servants left from).
The marriage of Darby and Ann (--) Copeland can be better pinned down
from "Warwick Co Cattle (Livestock) Accounts 1658-1685" found in Warwick
CO VA Colonial Court Records in Transcription, edited by Richard Dunn:
William Copland signs for the cattle belonging to the orphans of Henery
Cade on 20 Jul 1669, and --- Copland signed on 21 Jul 1670. Then after
that the accounts are signed by Darby Daniel in 1671, 1672, 1673, 1675,
1678. The marks are DD and some are interpreted as OO for Darby
This is followed by an undated account for Ann Cade orphan and then one
for her in 1672(?).
Then there's a second group of accounts for the orphan of William
Copeland, the first one is 21 Jul 1669 signed by Ann Copland (x). After
that they are signed by Darby DD/OO Daniel for 1670-73 and 1675
(Unfortunately, the critical month for 1670 is given in this book as 22
-- 1670, but all the other years are for Jul and Aug, so...).
Lastly there's a very faint 21 Aug 1683 account for the orphan of
William Copeland, mentioning a "calf at his uncles Christopher Coplands
at Harry his...". This is signed by DD Daniel.
So Darby and Ann married sometime between Jul 1669 and -- 1670. It's
already out there that Darby Daniel sued Christopher Copeland for the
land devised to his daughter Martha Daniel from Henry Copeland's will,
but he also got an order on the same day (19 Feb 1693/4) to have his son
Samuel Daniel's cattle delivered from the Copeland estate. The import
being that Martha and Samuel were underage, b. after 1672; most reports
out there give them a much too early birth year for some reason.
Another couple of errors to be corrected are:
-Ann's first husband is William Copeland, not a Henry or David (that's
what I see on various reports). Son Henry was b. after 1661/2 (accounts
for him to at least 1683).
-Darby's estate was probated in Elizabeth City Co, not Warwick or York
(I think York is a Ray error, not sure how the Warwick got into some
reports, but the probate is in the Elizabeth City Co Books). I also see
some reports that Darby d. intestate - nope, the record is on p.127 and
says " Probate of the last will and testament of Darby Daniell, dec'd is
granted to Ann Daniell, the relict and Exectrx thereof, she giving bond
and security." In the next paragraph Ann is called executrix and
ordered to inventory all that was "not bequeathed in his last will and
testament". Later on p.130 is the order to appraise. But the will
doesn't show up in the records I've seen.
Just some speculation because the ages of more of Darby and Ann's
children are listed as way too early: Henry Copeland was born after
1662 and looks to be the only child, so I think it's a good possibility
that Ann was born in the 1640 area or a bit before, and so maybe Darby
as well, as in he could be a regular young unmarried man coming in on
that 1661 indenture. Their other children are born 1670 and later, so
Ann is surely not born way too much before 1640.
----- A pond jump for Ann????
First, some repeat stuff for the Royall ties.
Henry Copeland's Elizabeth City Co will has long been out there, wr 11
Jun 1693, pr 18 Dec 1693... trusty friend Henry Royall to see me
buried.... sole exr my friend and Uncle Christopher Copeland. wit
Joseph Farneworth, Darby Daniell (x), Henry Royall, proved by same 3 wits.
Henry Royall of Eliz City Co sold 100a in Elizabeth City to Darby Daniel
of Warwick Co, the completion bond was wr 18 Dec 1690, recd 29 Dec 1691.
And Henry Royall was an appraiser for Ann in the estate of Darby Daniel.
Note the Cade name in the orphan accounts and the close Henry Royall
ties. If these people below, or at least namesakes, are the same
families, I think the description may have a generation problem, and
even the writing allows for the possibility. This is all available at
A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3, by H. E. Malden, published
1911, describes the manor of Wonham from 1199 to 1910 (it's in
Betchworth Parish). In the middle years description it says:
"In 1622 a William Wonham died seised of the 'manor, capital messuage
and farm of Wonham,' and was succeeded by his grandson, (fn. 91) who
held the manor until 1646, in which year he conveyed it to Andrew Cade.
(fn. 92) The deed of conveyance records the name of the manor as 'Wonham
alias the borough of Wonham,' by which title it is afterwards known. In
1678 the manor was held by Andrew Cade and Mary his wife. (fn. 93) He
was, according to Manning, the cousin and heir of the first Andrew. The
second Andrew Cade seems to have left a daughter and heir Anne, who
married Henry Royall, as the latter, with his wife, quitclaimed the
manor in 1687 from themselves and the heirs of Anne to John Coldham,
(fn. 94) who was presumably a trustee. (fn. 95)
"It would seem that Henry Royall and Anne left three daughters and
co-heirs, of whom Ann wife of Darby Daniell and Rebecca wife of Daniel
Cox conveyed their shares to Richard Hutchinson in 1690 and 1694 (fn.
96) in trust. Richard Broomhall, second husband of Rebecca Cox, held a
court in 1696.
"In 1711 Richard Hutchinson joined with Rebecca Broomhall, widow of
Daniel Cox, and Frances Evelyn, the third heiress, widow, in a sale to
William Arnold. (fn. 97)"
That footnote 96 is for Feet of Fines records (=land conveyances,
married women could do them freely and they couldn't be argued later as
being coerced by husbands, etc.), so it should be findable over there to
get more info and hopefully prove or disprove this possible ancestry of
Ann. If this is the VA Darby and Ann Daniel (she sending conveyances
back in some form or another), it contradicts the idea that Ann's maiden
name was Harrison, but I don't know what the source is for that to
evaluate it. The Henry Royall of VA would not be the same as the
English Henry Royall, but would have to be a younger relation of some
kind...yet not her brother or he surely would have inherited?
Other odds and ends:
Andrew Cade of East Betchworth, Surrey left a will 23 October 1662 (PCC
wills, but I'm not ordering it!), and an Andrew Cade md. Mary Walley 13
Nov 1662 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London. There's no will for
a Henry or Ann Royall in the PCC wills.
The IGI only has Betchworth parish extracts for later years, so can't do
much from here on dating the children of Henry and Ann Royall in
England, but the parish registers are available for 1558-1893 in Salt Lake.
A leak on the Royall tie in VA as familial is that Henry Royall was a
sheriff in Elizabeth City, so he may just be involved because he's
around and active; also he can't be too closely related because close or
interested parties couldn't appraise estates.
This jump may not pan out; if it doesn't it will sure be one of the top
4-5 parallel name clusters I've ever run across!
That's it for now,
Pam in CA