A wonderful trove of info from your correspondent. I have to offer a
tweak for the very first paragraph; I don't see where it affects any of
the later parts. Also had to add a P.S. with some other things to consider.
The immigration info looks to have been taken from Greer's abstract
book. Unfortunately, he erred on the Sampson Robins transcription.
Sampson Robins claimed Hugh Daniell in his 1653 patent, not John. The
actual patent can be seen at:
(If that doesn't work just go to http://www.lva.lib.va.us/
the "What We Have" link to the "Land Records" to the "Virginia
Office Patents...", search for Robins Sampson.
Hugh Daniell is the second name in the next to the last line. Don't
know what records there are to help put the John being discussed by
Elizabeth with this Hugh, hopefully someone can help. Sampson Robins
had two other patents, but neither mention a John Daniel.
One concern is that this Hugh Daniell is the one involved with Luke
Billington who also patented land in Accomack on the western side. This
1653 Sampson Robins patent is on the Pongotaque Creek (today
Pungoteague), on the western side of Accomack Co in the south.
If I have the correct variant for Chineateaque, John and Elizabeth
Robins Daniel's land is in the northeast of Accomack across from today's
Chincoteague Island (fits the description given by Elizabeth, but it's
definitely Accomack at the time of John's death, not Northampton). Don't
know if that distance is a problem or not for the Sampson Robins
connection or for the John Daniel of the 1676 Northampton will. No,
patent location doesn't automatically mean residence, I'm just looking
out for distance discrepancies that might lead to erroneous relationship
Obedience Robins had a 1643 patent on the eastern side of Accomack in
1643 and two others in Northumberland that year, but he (or his son
Obedience) had others in the early 1660s over in Northumberland as well.
A Sampson Robins (don't know if it's the same one) also had a couple
later patents in Northumberland, so the relationships may all work out
after all. I should be careful here, I haven't confirmed these lands
are actual Northumberland locations, and many of the early patents say
Northumberland in the abstracts when they were really in Northampton and
Accomack (including Sampson Robins' 1653 patent!).
A question of interest is whether there is a relationship between
Sampson and Obedience Robins....
Pam in CA
I almost hate to throw in more tracks to check on, but the names and
locations are just intriguing, especially with the Neech name that John
gave in his post. This may all be off track, needs lots of land tracing.
From Nugent's patent abstracts:
Patent Bk 2- 365 John Neale, Gent., 10 Apr 1643, 300a Northampton co,
At Maggetty Bay, beg. at a marked cedar tree parting this fr the devdt
of Edmd Scarburgh, thence running Wly along Craduck Cr unto the main
Bay, bd on the W by sd bay, on the N by the now claimed land of Peter
Walker & finally on the E by land of sd Scarburgh & a former devdt of sd
Neale. trans 6: Thomas Daniel, Richd Miller, Fra Carter, Tho Perkins,
Edward Ellis, Saml Johnson. Full
Maggety Bay is Magothy Bay at the southern end of Northampton and
Craddock Creek is today's Raccoon Creek at the very southern tip of
Patent Bk 1-365 John Neale, 18 Jun 1636, 1500a Accomack co. Transp of
30 persons ... Edwd. Daniell...
[This is for 1500a on seaboard side, but it's on Smith's Island which is
also way at the south end, i.e. today's Northampton.]
Daniel Neech shows two patents:
6-313 in 1670 at the head of Magetty Bay, i.e. more north, but still in
The sticker here would be: if Daniel Neech can be shown to be a neighbor
of the John Daniel of the 1676 will, this would place them way south of
the John and Elizabeth of Chincoteague in Accomack.
But, Daniel Neech's other patent:
7-706 on 23 Apr 1688 at the head of Messango Creek. This is up in the
northwest of Accomack, Chincoteague Island is across the way and a bit
northeast, so yet another twist to the relative locations. This patent
is just before John Daniel's Northampton will was probated by Neech.
Lots of checking to do in Northampton and Accomack records!
Vickie Lomon wrote:
Hello, Daniel list, I was surprised last week when I recieved a phone
call from Elizabeth Price Daniels
Generation N0.1 in United States (Eastern Shore, VA. and MD.)
John Daniel came into this country as an indentured servant at the age of 17 years in
the year 1653. Mr. Sampson robins of Northampton Shire, Eng. sponsored him and they came
to the port on Virginia's Eastern Shore in Northhampton/Accomax Cty, VA.
John was indebted to the Robins family for his transportation to their country and
cam to reside on the property of Obediance Robins. In less than a year John married the
Robin's daughter, Elizabeth, It is possible they already knew each other in England as
records show many Daniels and Robins living in Northhamtoshire, Eng.
Here is a bit about Elizabeth's ancestry:
Her father was Col. Obediance Robins