MyGen-logo [ Projects | News | FAQ | Suggestions | Search | HotLinks  ]
| Resources | Ufo  | Outlaw Genealogy  | Bruce History  | Lost Chords ]

Edward Outlaw 
Western Branch Elizabeth River 
Portsmouth, Beach Ridge  Virginia - 1678

10. EDWARD OUTLAW, First, of Elizabeth Parish, Lower Norfolk County, VIRGINIA, was a Mariner, and purchased (jointly with Dennis Ashley) from Francis Thelaball and wife, Sarah, in 1678, 300 acres of land called Beach Ridge, at the head of the Western branch of Elizabeth River in said County. 

In 1682 they were granted by Sir Henry Chickeley, His Majesty's Deputy Governor, 256 acres adjoining that they had bought from Thelaball, said land being "due them by and for the transportation of five persons &c." His Will is in the records for said county at Portsmouth, dated December 19, 1713, and probated December 17, 1714, apparently written and signed by himself, and therein mentioned his wife Elizabeth and the following children

I. Edward Outlaw, see Sec. 11.
II.. Ralph Outlaw, see Sec. 12.
III. Sarah Outlaw, married William Bustin. They had a son William whose Will is dated 1752 and mentioned his wife Elizabeth and children as follows: Edward, Thomas, Christopher, Benjamin, William, Sarah and Francis. (Portsmouth Book 1, page 248), Sec. 1128.
IV. Elizabeth Outlaw, married Robert King whose Will is dated 1732 and mentioned his wife Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth. (Wills 1710-1753, page 13 1).

EDWARD OUTLAW, First, married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Davenall [ Dafnell ] also of Norfolk County, about 1680

Edward Outlaw

1665 - Edward Outlaw as a young teen and his brother Capt. John Outlaw come to Virginia. 
1668 - John & Edward Outlaw with another young man killed illegally a steer but only John was fined indicating that Edward was still underage. 
1673 - Edward Outlaw of the Western Branch of Norfolk Co, VA was summoned for not keeping up the roads.
1674 - Edward Outlaw was paid bounty for a wolf's head. 

1678 - On 15 Jan 1678 He is referred to as a mariner  when he received 100 acres of land for importing himself twice.  On that same day Dennis Ashley received 100 acres.  The next day Francis Thelabell and Sarah his wife deeded to Dennis Ashley and Edward Outlaw 300 acres.  [ WHY/HOW? ]

1680 - 
EDWARD OUTLAW, First, married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Davenall [ Dafnell ] also of Norfolk County

[ On 25 June 1683 William and Mary Dafnell [or Davenall] made a deed of gift to their daughter Mary Ivy, wife of John Ivy

So Two daughters of the Dafnell's - Mary and Elizabeth - later the next generation Edward Outlaw marries a cousin Anne Ivey! 

Anne Outlaw, wife of Edward. She was Anne (Ivey) Outlaw, daughter of George and Hannah Ivey, also of Norfolk County.

The Ivey's had come to Virginia during the "Great Migration" in 1637 - Thomas Ivey - On 2 November 1640, as the first step in obtaining a headright patent [7], he testified to the Lower Norfolk County court that he had transported three persons to Virginia: himself and his wife in the ship Rebecca in 1637, and William Browne in the Blessing in 1637.   ]

On Aug 4, 1680 Edward and his wife Elizabeth deed 150 acres to John Booth that he had bought from John Nicholls.  

On April 20 1682 Dennis Ashley and Edward Outlaw received a grant for 556 acres which they divided in Nov 1682. 

On 16 Jan 1709/10 one of the Edward Outlaws  was licensed to keep an ordinary in Norfolk Co, VA.

[ An ordinary was a house where a set meal was served regularly at the same price. The owners made and sold their own beer. Many ordinaries rented rooms or sleeping spaces, and some also served liquor.  ]

19 Dec 1713 Edward Outlaw wrote his will  and it was proved 17 Dec 1714. 
 Ref: The Outlaw Family of VA by Benjamin C Holtzclaw pub in Bodie Vol XVI

ASHLEY-L [ASHLEY] Early Ashley's

15.Dennis Ashley arrived in Maryland 1664.

>From the Virginia Land Deeds we find mention of the following:

21.Dennis Ashley and Edward Ashley, 556 AC, 1677, Grant Book 7

List of colonial governors of Virginia

Crown Governors (1660–1775)
Governor Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway (1677–1683)
Lieutenant Governor Sir Henry Chicheley (1678–1680)

Encyclopedia Virginia Chicheley, Sir Henry (1614 or 1615–1683)

Born in England and educated at Oxford, Chicheley was a Royalist during the English Civil Wars and was imprisoned for his role in a plot against Parliament. The terms of his parole allowed him to sail for Virginia, where he promptly married into a powerful family and befriended the governor, Sir William Berkeley. After acquiring land, Chicheley experimented with various agriculture techniques and supported restrictions on tobacco cultivation, but he failed in his attempt to convince London to enact such restrictions. Chicheley commanded a militia set to attack hostile Indians but Governor Berkeley held him back, a move that in part sparked Bacon's Rebellion (1676). During the failed uprising, Chicheley remained loyal to the governor and was taken hostage for a time. As acting governor in the rebellion's aftermath, Chicheley struggled with falling tobacco prices and colonists who destroyed crops in order to create a price-boosting shortage. His measured response prevented the problem from growing worse. Chicheley died in 1683.

Chicheley was born in either 1614 or 1615 the son of Sir Thomas Chicheley and Dorothy Kempe Chicheley, of Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England. Descended from an ancient, well-to-do family and assured of a privileged upbringing, he matriculated at University College, University of Oxford, at age seventeen on April 27, 1632, and received a B.A. three years later. A Royalist during the English Civil Wars, Chicheley became a lieutenant colonel before King Charles I knighted him about 1644. Complicity in a plot against Parliament landed him in the Tower of London, but in the spring of 1650 the Council of State paroled him and allowed him to sail to Virginia on the condition that he "do nothing prejudicial to the State and present government thereof."

Chicheley found safe haven in the household of Ralph Wormeley (d. 1651), where he befriended other Royalist refugees, one of whom introduced him to Governor Sir William Berkeley. Sometime after May 31, 1652, Chicheley married Wormeley's widow, Agatha Eltonhead Stubbins Wormeley, whose sister Eleanor Eltonhead married first William Brocas, a member of the governor's Council, and then John Carter (ca. 1613–1670), also a member of the Council, and whose sister Alice Eltonhead Burnham married Henry Corbyn, another member of the Council. The union not only set Chicheley on the top rung of Virginia society but also gave him control of Wormeley's considerable properties. Chicheley resided at Wormeley's estate, Rosegill, in the part of Lancaster County that in 1669 became Middlesex County. He acquired additional land elsewhere in the Rappahannock River basin, all of which, because he had no children, eventually passed to his widow's son, Ralph Wormeley (1650–1701), later a president of the Council.

Sir Thomas CHICHELEY Knight t 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1589 in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England. He died 1629 in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England. Thomas married Dorothy KEMPE on 1614 in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England.

Dorothy KEMPE [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 1594 in Wye, Kent, England. She married Sir Thomas CHICHELEY Knight on 1614 in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, England.

They had the following children:

M iii Sir Henry CHICHELEY Governor of Virginia was born 1619 and died 5 Feb 1683.


Francis THELABALL b: 1646 in Norfolk Co., Virginia - From "The Ivy Family 1635 - 1984 in Virginia, Georgia, and Mississippi, by Robert Adams Ivy. Found at DAR Library, Washington, DC.: : 

James Thelaball, Frenchman and Hugenot, was born in France and was in Virginia as early as 1637. He imported Alex Massie in that year. He was spoken of at the time as "a rich and prominent French emigrant." He imported 19 persons in 1651. His naturalization papers were taken out and recorded in the courthouse in Portsmouth, Virignia. His old plantation is now the site of Norfolk City Park. He was church warden of Lower Norfolk County in 1659 and 1660.
. . . 
unto my loving Son Francis Thelaball One hundred Acres of land, more or less, lying neare the plantation, formerly belonging to Wm. Doughan Dead
, which Sd. Land I formerly designed to give unto my Son Lemuell Now Dead., ...

The Lower Norfolk county Virginia antiquary, Volume 1-2 By Edward Wilson James

Lower Norfolk county comprised all of that territory which is now included within the limits of the counties of Norfolk and Princess Anne and the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Its records commence in 1637, and terminate in 1691, when it was made into the counties of Norfolk and Princess Anne. The first court for Lower Norfolk was held in 1637.

The Lower Norfolk County Virginia antiquary, Volume 3 By Edward Wilson James

Lynnhaven House     History Museums - City of Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven House circa 1725

The Lynnhaven House is a fine example of early Virginia vernacular architecture. It reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a closed-spindle staircase with teardrop pendant, and ship's lap floor construction reveal a builder concerned with quality as well as artistry.

Today the Lynnhaven House is furnished as a historic house museum to interpret the period Francis Thelaball and his family lived there, from 1725 to 1727. Guided tours discuss the roles of the household members--Francis, his wife Abigail, their five sons, an apprentice, and several enslaved people--as well as the Tidewater world of the early 18th century.

4409 Wishart Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455 (757) 460-7109


Lower Norfolk County, VIRGINIA - is a long-extinct county which was located in colonial Virginia from 1637 until 1691. 

In 1691 Lower Norfolk County was in turn divided to form Norfolk County and Princess Anne County.

In 1963, after approval by referendum of the voters of the City of South Norfolk and the rest of Norfolk County and the Virginia General Assembly, they were combined and reorganized as a new city, ending the threat of additional annexations. The new name selected by the voters was Chesapeake, and so, the new city of Chesapeake, Virginia was created.

Also in 1963, after approval by referendum of the voters of the City of Virginia Beach and the rest of Princess Anne County and the Virginia General Assembly, they were consolidated as an independent city, assuming the better-known name of Virginia Beach.

Elizabeth City Shirewas one of eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. The shire and the Elizabeth River were named for Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of King James I. ... In 1643, Elizabeth City Shire became Elizabeth City County. The boundaries of this area which contained the early colonial settlements at Kecoughtan and Millwood (later Phoebus), now essentially form those of the modern independent city of Hampton, Virginia.

John Ivey (c1650-1693) of Norfolk County, Virginia

Virtually every printed genealogy of the Thomas and Ann Ivey family identifies John Ivey of Lower Norfolk County as their son.  This conclusion was apparently based on his presence in the same geographic area, though he lived at the opposite corner of the county.  In fact, there is not a single record connecting him in any way to the family or descendants of Thomas Ivey and Ann Argent.  He is conspicuously missing from the records identifying Thomas Ivey’s children.  He is not mentioned in the 7 March 1663/4 court record identifying the sons of Thomas Ivey [1], nor is he mentioned as a son in the later sale of Thomas Ivey’s land.[2]   The earliest mention of any John Ivey is nearly twenty years after Thomas Ivey’s death when a patent to Laurence Robinson in neighboring Nansemond County was issued 23 March 1671/2 for importation of 25 persons, among them a “John Ivy”.[3]  That we later find our John Ivey located near the Nansemond border suggests this may have been the same person.[4]   

There is no other record of a John Ivey for another eleven years, by which time he was married and living in the western part of the county several miles from the descendants of Thomas Ivey.  On 25 June 1683 William and Mary Dafnell [or Davenall] made a deed of gift to their daughter Mary Ivy, wife of John Ivy.[5]   In 1665 William Dafnell had patented 150 acres on Goose Creek in the far western part of Norfolk County, just a mile or two from the Nansemond County line.

John Ivey’s will, dated 24 May 1693 and proved 17 July 1693, names his wife Mary and bequeaths a cow to each of four minor children named John, Thomas, Mary and Elizabeth.[6]   The will does not mention any land, and is signed by his mark.   Note that his inability to sign his name and his apparent lack of land further distance him from Thomas Ivey’s children.  The will specifies that the sons were to receive their bequests at the age of 21 and the daughters at the age of 16 or at their marriage.  It further mentions funding for “the schooling of my children”, implying that the children were not only minors but perhaps all quite young.  Thus the 1683 gift may have been occasioned by his marriage to Mary Dafnell.

His wife Mary is identified in some published genealogies as the “Mary Ivee” named as a daughter in the 1707 will of John Joyce, but this is clearly not the case.[7]  Mary Joyce was actually the wife of Thomas Ivey, son of George Ivey.

Rather, John Ivey’s wife was Mary Dafnell [or Davenall] the daughter of William and Mary Dafnell.  As mentioned above, William and Mary Dafnell made a deed of gift to Mary Ivy, wife of John Ivy, in 1683.  William Dafnell’s nuncupative will, proved on 1 October 1686, left a lamb to his granddaughter Mary Ivey, the daughter of Mary Ivey.[8]  The will also specified that property left to the widow Mary Dafnell was to be divided among their children at her death, the four children being Elizabeth, wife of Edward Outlaw, Sarah Pucknell (who witnessed John Ivey’s will), Mary Ivy, and William Dafnell Jr.  

Mary Ivey, John Ivey’s widow, had remarried to Nathaniel Ludgall by 16 September 1696, when a suit by the four heirs of William Dafnell included Nathaniel Ludgall and wife.[9]  As Mary Ludgall, she gave consent for the marriage of her daughter Elizabeth Ivey in 1706.[10]  Nathaniel Ludgall’s will, dated 4 February 1717/8 and proved on 20 November 1719, gives to his wife Mary “two iron pots which was her own by her former husband John Ivey.”[11]   On 17 May 1720, William Dafnell Jr. of Chowan County, North Carolina deeded land in Norfolk County to John and Sarah Ivey, describing John Ivey as the son of his sister Mary Davenall.[12]  Further, John and Thomas Ivey, probably the same persons as the sons of John and Mary Ivey, witnessed a power of attorney by Edward Outlaw (husband of Elizabeth Dafnell) of Chowan County in 1727, which Thomas Ivey proved in the Norfolk court the following year.[13] 

Manning Family - From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no 8: ....Nicholas Manning, 267 acres Lower Norfolk Co., S'ly from the W. branch of Elizabeth River; adj. lands of Ward; Bruce; and Jno. Joyce; 23 Oct 1690, p. 120. Imp. of 6 persons.....

Western Branch Elizabeth River - is a 7.0-mile-long (11.3 km)[1] tidal river located in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia, in the United States.[2] It is a tributary of the Elizabeth River, part of the harbor of Hampton Roads in southeastern Virginia.

Western Branch Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA

Hampton Roads - is the name for both a body of water and the NorfolkVirginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia, United States.

The term "Hampton Roads" is a centuries-old designation that originated when the region was a struggling English outpost nearly four hundred years ago. The name is believed to have originated from the combination of two separate words.

The word "Hampton" honors one of the founders of the Virginia Company of London and a great supporter of the colonization of Virginia, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. In the easternmost part of the new colony, downstream from Jamestown, the early administrative center was known as Elizabeth Cittie [sic], named for Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of King James I, and formally designated by the Virginia Company in 1619. (The Elizabeth River was also named for the princess).

The town at the center of Elizabeth Cittie became known as simply "Hampton", and a nearby waterway was designated Hampton Creek (also known as Hampton River). The town (and later city) of Hampton was the county seat of Elizabeth City County for over 300 years, until they were politically consolidated into the current large independent city known as Hampton, Virginia, in 1952. The City of Hampton thus became one of the large cities of Hampton Roads, of which four others also grew to the larger sizes by consolidating with neighboring jurisdictions such as counties and towns in the mid-twentieth century.

A land area to the north across the bay in what is now called "the Eastern Shore" became known as Northampton. Another area south of the James River became Southampton. As with Hampton, both of these names also remain in use in modern times.


11. EDWARD OUTLAW II, (10) born about 1685, Norfolk County, Va. Married Anne, daughter of George and Hannah Ivey of Norfolk County. Edward, Second, Gentleman, of Albemarle County (Now Chowan, Bertie and others), Carolina, is shown in the records as juror at Court on Queen Ann's Creek in Chowan precinct in 1721 and 1722 and owned lands on Warrick Swamp, Catherine Creek and elsewhere. The land in Virginia left to him by his father's Will, was deeded by him to his brother-in-law Robert King and wife Elizabeth "where the said Outlaw's father formerly dwelt, which said land is part of 240 acres that Edward Outlaw, Sr., deceased, left to his sons." Anne Outlaw, wife of Edward, signed the deed. She was Anne (Ivey) Outlaw, daughter of George and Hannah Ivey, also of Norfolk County. 

The word "gentleman" indicates that his ancestors were freemen, bearing a coat of arms. He was born about 1685 in Norfork County and died between April 15, 1738 and February 5, 1739, as shown by two certain deeds of record in Bertie County, N.C., the first by Edward Outlaw (Third) to Richard Sanders, in Book E at page 337, to which Edward Outlaw Sr. (Second) and William Whitfield were witnesses, and the second deed by "Edward Outlaw, eldest son of Edward Outlaw, late of said County, deceased, and George Outlaw another of the sons of Edward Outlaw, deceased, of the one part, and Theophilus Pugh of the County of Nansemond, in the Colony of Virginia, merchant of the other part" in Book F, page 31. Patience Outlaw, wife of Edward (Third), appeared in Court and "acknowledged the same freely." 

Thomas Ivey (c1603 – January 1655)

His ancestry is uncertain. The Ivey Family in the United States, by George Franks Ivey provides an ancestry for this Thomas Ivey which appears to be purely speculative.[1] For instance, it provides no evidence of the connection to his alleged parents, Thomas Ivey and Lettice Culpepper. As best I can determine there is no evidence that this couple had a son named Thomas, much less that he was the same person who immigrated to Virginia. Since this connection is so highly speculative, I have omitted this portion of the genealogy.[2] In fact, there is evidence (see below) that Thomas Ivey’s mother was named Jane.

He appears to have been the first Ivey in Virginia, testifying in 1640 that he and his wife had arrived in Virginia on the ship Rebecca in 1637.[3] He arrived in newly-formed Lower Norfolk County, which encompassed the entire coastline between the mouth of the James River and what would later become North Carolina. He first appears in the court records of Lower Norfolk County on 6 February 1638/9 when he was ordered to pay a debt to Henry Sewell of 200 pounds of tobacco, and another debt to John Sibsey and Robert Page of 483 pounds of tobacco “for commodities bought”.[4] These debts were probably purchases associated with establishing himself in the colony. The following year, at a court held on 17 March 1639/40 he requested the court “assure and confirm” a parcel of land he had bought from William Julian, one of the local Burgesses. The court ordered Julian to give Ivey “an assurance of the said land according to their agreement provided that said Mr. Ivey doe give Mr. Julian due and ample satisfaction for the same according to the said agreement.”[5] This land was apparently on the eastern shore of the Elizabeth River, as William Julian had patented 600 acres there four years earlier.[6]

At that same court, Thomas Ivey “aged 36 or thereabouts”, also testified that he had bought a hog from William Julian which his “wife was to pay for in worke”. If his wife failed to do the work, Ivey testified he was to pay Julian 140 pounds of tobacco for the hog. The court ordered the payment of 140 pounds of tobacco for the hog “and for butter milke and makinge fower shirts and smocks to some (sum) of eleven shillings, ten pence.”

All of the people mentioned in these records lived on the eastern side of the Elizabeth River, near its mouth in the vicinity of Daniel Tanner’s Creek (now called the Lafayette River), thus it appears that Thomas Ivey had settled there immediately after his arrival. He would remain there until his death. Virtually every person with whom he is associated in the records was also a resident of that part of Norfolk County.

On 2 November 1640, as the first step in obtaining a headright patent [7], he testified to the Lower Norfolk County court that he had transported three persons to Virginia: himself and his wife in the ship Rebecca in 1637, and William Browne in the Blessing in 1637.[8] John Sibsey was his witness. (Note that the couple apparently arrived with no children.) Little is known about either ship, although Hotten recorded the sailing of both ships from London in 1635.[9] The Rebecca probably made a trip or two per year, carrying the Iveys sometime in 1637. The ship Blessing made several trips to Virginia and John Sibsey was a freighter in this ship on occasion. Servants named Edward Cooper, John Moore, and Jobe Seamore are also mentioned in court records as having arrived in the Blessing in 1637.[10] Oddly, neither Thomas Ivey nor anyone else ever used his three headrights to claim land.

And note that a later Edward Outlaw marries Ann Ivey:

Ann Ivey (c1687 - ?) She was probably born after 1686 (not being named in either will) but no later than 1689. She may have been posthumous, as she is first mentioned among the children in 1691 when her brother Alexander was made her guardian. Her brother George assumed her guardianship after Alexander’s death in 1694. Although the connection is tenuous, she may have married Edward Outlaw, whose wife was named Ann. On 17 December 1714, Elizabeth Ivey, widow of George Ivey, was ordered to pay 22 shillings to Edward Outlaw “which was due him in George Ivey’s lifetime”. This might have been Ann’s share of the estate. Although Edward Outlaw had a proven connection with John Ivey (#3 below), there are a few records tying him to this branch of the Ivey family as well. [See Holtzclaw’s Outlaw Genealogy for more information.] 

3. Anne Ivey (c1630 - ?) She was probably the eldest child, perhaps left behind in England when her parents emigrated to Virginia. She was presumably the same Anne Ivey who witnessed George Argent’s will of 16 August 1653. George Argent’s will left “to my grandchild Anne Ivie my chest that standeth in the greate chamber and the sum of £200 upon condition that she doe not marrie without the consent of my executors.” [120] I note that common law required consent for the marriage of females under 21, but women of age were free to marry at will. This language in the will suggests she was of age and capable of marrying without consent. In combination with Argent’s use of the phrase “children born in Virginia”, this suggests that Anne Ivey was born prior to her parents immigration. It is quite possible that she never set foot in Virginia herself


2.      George Ivey (c1644? – 1688/9)  As noted above, whether he actually left the colony and returned is uncertain.[54]  If he did, he must have returned before the 7 March 1663/4 court appearance.  He received a certificate for the importation of himself, Thomas Ivey, and one Thomas Piggot on 15 February 1666/7, though it was never used for a patent.[55]  [A Daniel McCoy later claimed both George Ivy and his wife Hannah as headrights for a 1673 patent.[56]]  Thereafter he appears fairly frequently in the records of Lower Norfolk County, making several purchases of land on Tanner’s Creek in the vicinity of his father’s land.  On 16 June 1667, Benjamin and Elizabeth Trenneman sold him 100 acres which Elizabeth had inherited from her former husband, John Sibsey, and which was described as land “now in the possession of Ivy”.[57]  George Ivey was married by then, for on 17 August 1668 George Ivey and his wife Hannah deeded that same 100 acres to Thomas Branch, who was by then the husband of Trenneman’s widow Elizabeth.[58]  On 15 March 1670 George Ivey bought 100 acres adjoining his own land from Jeffard Lewis.  He added to his holdings with a purchase from Charles Grandy on 15 February 1672[59]  and another 550 acres from Josiah Crouch in late 1682 which he patented in 1684.[60] 

His wife Hannah Ivey may have been the daughter of Elizabeth Sibsey Trenneman Blanch, for her will of 1680 left her entire estate to George Ivey’s children.  If Hannah was her daughter, it was apparently by an unknown first husband.  Elizabeth had married John Sibsey sometime in the late 1640s, but John Sibsey’s 1652 will makes no mention of a child Hannah, and administration records call Mary Conquest his “sole daughter”.  After Sibsey’s death, Elizabeth remarried to Benjamin Trenneman and, widowed yet again, married Thomas Blanch by 1668.  [See Thomas Ivey pages for references.]  Elizabeth Sibsey Trenneman Blanch left a will dated 17 August 1680 and proved 15 June 1681, and witnessed by Hannah Ivey.[61]   The will named George Ivey her executor and left 140 acres which she had patented a few years earlier to “Thomas Ivy ye sone of George Ivy”.  The rest of her estate was left to “ye children of…Geo. Ivy (viz.) Alexander, Samuel, George and Thomas Ivy brothers and to Eliz. Ivy their sister.” 

Note that the will does not explicitly identify Hannah Ivey as her daughter.  Most Ivey researchers have assumed that Elizabeth Blanch’s will can only be explained if Hannah Ivey was her daughter.  In fairness, we should consider the possibility of a relationship between Elizabeth Sibsey Trenneman Blanch and George Ivey himself.  After all, she must have know him since his birth, and surely was aware of his “poor distressed” situation after his father’s death.  She may even have taken him in after his father’s death.

George Ivey’s own will was dated 5 March 1685/6 and proved 17 January 1688/9.[62]  It left his home plantation to his “beloved wife and executrix…Hannah Ivy…and after her deceis to my eldest son Alexander Ivey.” It provided for reversion if Alexander died “before he come of age without issue to the next brother to succeed and so… to the fourth brother or more if there shall be any.”  Additional legacies were left to sons George, Samuel, Thomas, John, and Joseph, all of whom were under sixteen.  Several daughters are implied, but only Elizabeth Ivy and “youngest daughter Hannah Ivy” are named. “Near neighbors” William and Thomas Langley were witnesses and overseers.  The widow Hannah remarried to David Murray [or Murrah] before 16 February 1690/1 when he sued for a debt to George Ivey’s estate as the new husband of the widow.[63]  Hannah herself died within the next few months, for on 15 July 1691 Alexander and George Ivey demanded that David Murray, who married their mother “now deceased“, deliver to them the personal estate of their father.[64]  She may have died a few months earlier, because on 16 June 1691 George Ivey’s minor children were assigned guardians and ordered to live with various people until they reached the age of sixteen:  the minor children mentioned in these records were John, Joseph, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Ann.  Both Alexander and George were over 21 at the time, since they were among the appointed guardians.  Samuel and Thomas are not mentioned, implying either that they were 14 and could choose their own guardians, or that they were dead.  

2.9.     Ann Ivey  (c1687 - ?)  She was probably born after 1686 (not being named in either will) but no later than 1689.  She may have been posthumous, as she is first mentioned among the children in 1691 when her brother Alexander was made her guardian.  Her brother George assumed her guardianship after Alexander’s death in 1694.   Although the connection is tenuous, she may have married Edward Outlaw, whose wife was named Ann. 

On 17 December 1714, Elizabeth Ivey, widow of George Ivey, was ordered to pay 22 shillings to Edward Outlaw “which was due him in George Ivey’s lifetime”. This might have been Ann’s share of the estate.  Although Edward Outlaw had a proven connection with John Ivey (#3 below), there are a few records tying him to this branch of the Ivey family as well.  

[See Holtzclaw’s Outlaw Genealogy for more information.]

Portsmouth, Virginia - Portsmouth is located on the western side of the Elizabeth River directly across from the City of Norfolk. In 1620, the future site of Portsmouth was recognized as suitable shipbuilding location by John Wood, a shipbuilder, who petitioned King James I of England for a land grant. The surrounding area was soon settled as a plantation community.[4]