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Ralph Hudspeth, Jr.

Male Abt 1695 - 1777  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Ralph Hudspeth  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1695  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1777  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Ralph Hudspeth Jr was born abt 1695 Henrico Co VA.It is thought that Ralph married first Mary Carter, daughter of Giles and Mary (Provall) Carter abt 1728.By 1737 Ralph had married a second time to a Catherine. Her maiden name is unknown at this time. Ralph Hudspeth Jr died in Surry Co NC Nov 1777. Ralph's will was written June 11 1776.

      1718 July 12 Ralph HUDSPITH, Junr., 370 acs. (N.L.), Henrico Co; on N.side of James Riv; beg at Thomas Pleasants' on Woolfpitt Br., parting sd. Pleasants & Francis Sampson. 40 Shill. p.203 (Patent Book 10, p 377)

      1724 July 9  Ralph HUDSPIT, apparently still owned the above land. p.263 (Patent Book 12, p 2)368 acres on the north side of James River begg. &c. standing in Ralph Hudspits line parting said Hudspit; Amos Lad, and said Addams

      1725 October 16 Ralph Hudspeth II, indenture with Jospeh Fuqua, October 16, 1725. Goochland Co., deed bk I pg. 39, VA.

      1728 16th Ralph HUDSPETH to sd Joseph FUQUA, 100 ac., part of 370 acres granted to Ralph HUDSPETH 12 July 1718, joining to 270 acres sold of ye aforesaid patent to ye above said Joseph FUQUA and his brother William FUQUA. (Goochland Co. Deed Book 1, p 38) (June C. Cottrell's 30 Sep 1996 e-mail)

      1728 November Henrico Co., VA November 1728, Ralph Hudspeth and wife, Mary, acknowledge of land to William Willis.  Henrico Court Order Book 1717-17?, p. 219.

      1728 Goochland County VA Order Book 1 Page 37 Ralph Hudsepth acknowledges a deed he made to Joseph Fuqua and it is ordered to be recorded Nov.Court 1728

      1730 September 28 Ralph HUDSPITH, 400 acs. (N.L.), Goochland Co; on N. side of Appomattocks Riv; on Col. William Randolph's line. 40 Shill. p. 371 (Patent Book 13, p 482)

      1732 April 11 Ralph HUDSPEATH apparently still owned land in Goochland Co. per the patent of Thomas WILLIAMSON. [Note: A Thomas WILLIAMSON was married to Susan CARTER, daughter of Giles CARTER I before 1701] p.416 (Patent Book 14, p 436)

      1737 Goochland County VA Order Book 4 page 261 Ralph Hudpith acknowledges a deed from himself to John Davis to be his act and deed and it is ordered to be recorded. Katherine, wife of said Ralph ( she being firs privately examined) relinguishes her rights of dower in the land by said deed which is ordered to be recorded. March Court 1737

      Benjamin Weisgler 111--Goochland Records page 14 March 1, 1737 Ralph Hudspeath of Goochland Co, carpenter, to John Davis of same planter, for 12 pound land on north side of Appomattox River next to Col.,Wm.Randolf, Henry Brezeel, and Cutbirt Williams. Signed Ralph ( R) Headspith Recorded 21 March 1737, Catherine wife of Ralph relingusihes her dower right.

      1744 June 1744 Ralph HUDSPETH of Henrico sold John DAVIS for 10 pounds 100 acres on other land of John DAVIS. Witnesses Giles X HUDSPETH, Robert DAVIS, and Wm. ARTHUR (Goochland Deed Book 4, p 358)

      Ralph Jr. left VA for NC. Between 1739 and 1745.  The last deed of land Transaction is in Goochland C., VA.  (Taken from Henrico Co., 1727-28).

      1742 Ralph is listed in Colonial Census in Edgecomb Co., NC

      1745 April 11 Ralph Hudspeth Land Grant, Edgecomb Co., NC.  North Carolina ColonialRecords vol. 4, pg. 766, 640 acres.  Council held at Newbern, April 11, 1745.  Petitions for land grants, warrants

      1745 Jan 8th 600 acres granted to Ralph HUDSPETH

      1745 Feb 7th  Ralph (X) HUTSPETH, Witness p 202 (DB 5, p 376)

      1745 April 18th  640 acres granted to Ralph HUDSPETH

      1746 Jan 26th Ralph (X) HUDPETH, Witness P 210 (DB 5, p 470)

      1750 Jan 22  Ralph deed land Granville Co., NC. on Jan. 22, 1750. buys land for 100 proclamation money, 220 acres from William Stevens. Deed Bk A pl. 365. Buys land in Granville Co., NC from William Stevens, for 100 pounds, March 5, 1750.

      1750 Jan 1st  Ralph HEDGEPETH of Edge. Co. to Robert TUCKER of Edge. Co., 20 pounds current money of VA, 320 acres, joining Giles HEDGEPETH, part of 600 acres granted the sd. Ralph 8 Jan 1745. Wit: Thomas GOOD, Gilbert HAY, William HORLOCK, Art HARRIS, Wm. TURNER. p 120 (DB 3, p 527)

      1750 Jan 22nd Ralph HEDGEPETH of Edge. Co. to William REVES of Edge. Co., 100 pounds proclamation money, 320 acres, the plantation Ralph HEDGEPETH now lives on, all gardens, orchards, etc. Wit: W. TURNER, Thomas GOOD. p 126 (DB 4, p 83)

      1750 May 13th Ralph HODSPETH of Edge. Co. to Giles HODSPETH of Edge. Co, 10 pounds current money of VA, 320 acres more or less on the north side of Great Creek, all houses, orchards, etc., the plantation the sd. Giles now lives on and is 1/2 of a grant to Ralph HODSPETH 15 Apr 1745. Wit: Thomas GOOD, Gilbert HAY, William HORLOCK, Art HARRIS. p 120 (DB 3, p 527)

      1750 Nov 20th Thomas GOOD for 150 pounds current money of VA, 320 acres on both sides of Great Creek, all houses, orchards, gardens, etc., the SW half of a grant to Ralph HEDGEPETH 11 Apr 1745. Wit: Arthur HARRIS, Joseph BRADLEY, Harris GILLUM. p 167 (DB 4, p 80)

      1751 August 1751 Giles HODSPETH sold this 320 acres to William REVES for 60 pounds current money of VA. Wit: Thamas GOOD, W. TURNER p 138 (DB 4, p 223)

      1758 Jun 28 Ralph HEDGSPETH had land in Edgecombe Co., adjoining William REEVES, Philemon BRADFORD, and Thomas JACKSON p 244 (DB 6, p 335)

      1762 Ralph HUDSPETH/Rafe HUGPETH, Senr. on Granville Co., N.C. Tax List, Fishing Creek Dist. He declared 5 polls - 1 for himself and 4 for slaves (Flood, Dice, Janny & Nanny). Next to him were Carter HEDGPETH/HUGPATH/HEDGPETH and Aris HEDGPETH/Ares HUGPETH. Nearby, in Oxford District, were Ghiles/Giles HUDSPETH, Ralph HUDSPETH, Jr. (and a negro woman Agg), and Osbourne HEDGPETH/ Ozborn HUDSPETH.

      I don't know whose son Osbourne is. All of the above (except the two Ralphs) declared just l poll. It appears that "taxables" were white males over 16 and all negroes and mulattoes, male and female, free and slave. The various spellings reflect the way the names were written by the original tally-takers and the changes made after their lists were submitted to the court.] Other family names on this list are William MOORE, Ephriam McLEMORE, Philemon BRADFORD, Giles CARTER, & Joseph LUNSFORD. "Dubie"

      Ralph Hedgepeth aged about 73 and Catherine his wife aged about 48 entered the birth of their son David born Feb.7, 1762" Pg 124 Granville Co. North Carolina Deeds 1746 -1765 by Zae Gwynn

      1774& 1775 Surry Co NC Tax List 1774 Ralph HUDSPETH, Airs HUDSPETH (his son or grandson?), Anthony FLOOD & negroes Ned, Jane, old Nan, young Nan & Bess on Surry Co., NC tax list. 8 Polls.

      Next door was John HUDSPETH, Charles PERSIAN & negro Quamner. 3

      1775 Joseph Williams along with "Ralph Hudspeth, son Airs Hudspeth, , Negroes Flood, Ned, Nan, Jenn and Nan."  One John Hudspeth was captain of a Surry Co. tax/militia district and a justice in 1775.

      1776 May 14  John Hudspeth sold Ralph Rhudspeth, R., for L50, 250 A on the E. side of the Yadkin R at the head of Reed Creek, it being part of a Granville grant to the John Howard who sold it to Elijah Skidmore who conveyed it to John Hudspeth, wit:  Giles (X) Hudspeth, Richard (X) Blalock (SCDB A:220);

      The will of Ralph Hudspeth Jr June 11th 1776

      In the Name of God, Amen   This eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord Christ, One thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Six, I Ralph Hudspeth, of the County of Surry and province of North Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and, too, knowing that is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say. First, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it.  And my Body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the descretion of my Executors, hereinafter names, not doubting but at the Resurection I shall receive the same by the mighty Power of God.  And as to my Worldly Estate, I dispose of them in the following manner.

      In primary I give and bequeath to my son Ralph, A Negro woman named Agg, the same I lent to him some time  ago to  him and his heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son Carter a Negro man names Bob, the same that has had in possession some time to him and his heirs forever.


      Item I give and bequeath to my son Jiles a negro man named Dick that he has now in possession to him and his heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter, Margrate Moore Ten Shillings proclamation money.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son David all that tract of land whereon I now live to take possession thereof after the marriage or decease of his mother to him and his heirs forever.

      Nevertheless if my son David should die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years or without a lawful heir of his body then and in that case it is my desire that the said land should be sold and the money arriving there from to be equally divided between the surviving children that I have my wife Catharine.

      Item I also give and bequeath to my son David thirty pounds proclamation money.

      Item I lend to my beloved wife Catharine the Land and Plantation whereon I now live; also the following Negroes (to wit) Flood, Nedd, Nan, Jenny, and Young Nan together with all my stock and household furniture during her natural life of widowhood and after her decease or marriage, I give and bequeath the aforesaid Negroes (to wit, Flood, Nedd, Nanm, Jenny, and Young Nan, together with their increase.  Also, all my stock and household to my following children (to wit, George Hudspeth, Airs Hudspeth, John Hudspeth, David Hudspeth, Hannah McLemore, Mary Blalock, Martha Wooldridge, and Lucy Wooldridge to be Equally divided between them and their heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son Jiles Hudspeth Ten Shiling proclamation money.

      Lastly   I do appoint my beloved wife, Catharine, Executrix and George Hudspeth and John Hudspeth Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.  In Testimony whereof, I have unto set my Hand and affiexed my seal the day and date above written. Signed & Sealed & Acknowledged his In the Presence of Ralph R. Hudspeth mark Tho. Johnson J. Williams Thomas Johnson, Jun.

      Prvd by William Rec. Nov. Ct. 1777 Inv. of est. of Ralph returned by Catherine Hudspeth and John Hudspeth Rec. Aug. CT 1778.

      1777 Aug 20th Granville County Deed Book L 431-(179) Giles Hudspeth of Surry Co, NC to Abel Tatom of Granville Co, NC, 20 August 1777, for 150 pounds proclamation money of NC, one certain tract dividend & parcel of land lying and being the northside of Tar River in the county above mentioned, containing by estimation 300 acres.beginning at Aquila Snellings line at a Pine, running west 240 poles to a white oak, thence sounth 200 poles to a Pine, then east by a course of marked trees to a beech, 240 poles then to Snellings line, 200 poles to the first station, taking in the plantation where on Rody Brumit now lives, the same being a part of a tract of land purchased by the said Gibbe Chavis of John Metesick JilesHudspeth. Wit: Ralph Hudspeth, John (4) Hudspeth.Granville County Court Nov 1777. Proved by the oath of Ralph and John Hudspeth. Reubin Searcy, Clerk of Court.

      Granville County Deed Book L 433-(181) Giles Hudspeth of Surry Co, NC to his son John Hudspeth of Granville Co, NC, 21 Aug 1777, for 75 pounds currant money of NC, one certain parcel and tract of land lying and being in the said county of Granville on the southside of Fishing Creek, by estimation 200 acres, by the Spring Branch which divides it from the land of William Douglass, formerly a part of the same tract and all other parts by the marked trees, the Creek, & soon as mentioned in the original deed. Giles (X) Hudspeth. Wit: Isiah Cox,Ralph Hudspeth. Granville County NC Nov Court 1777. Proved by the oath of Ralph Hudspeth. Reubin Searcy CC

      1782 Surry Co NC Tax list Catherine Hudspeth as holding 333 acres,7 slaves, & 4 horses. Valuation 470 pounds 10 shillings.

      Son David is nearby with 200 acres, 2 slaves, 3 horses/mules, & 3 cattle. Valuation 201 pounds.

      1785 Tax list of Capt. Wright Ayres Hudspeth with 1,440 A. and 1 wp, John Hudspeth with 400 A and 1 wp Mary Hudspeth with 600 A., and no polls.

      1788 Feb 11th Catherine (X) Hudspeth who wittnessed a deed along with Aires Hudspeth on 11 Feb 1788 (Surry Co NC deed book D pg 412


      Neither Catharine nor David are listed in the 1784/87 NC State census or the 1790 Federal Census for NC.
    Person ID I21876  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Ralph Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1662, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1719, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret Eyre,   b. Abt 1666, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1688  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • October 1688 Ralph's marriage to Margaret Eyers was solemnized at St. John's Church in Henrico County, Virginia.  These records have preserved with the parish records of St. John's Church and also in Henrico County  Miscellaneous Records, 1650 Vol. II.

      Henrico County, Va. Orphan's Court pg 303 "Ralph Hudspeth, Henrico County Va. who married Margaret Eyres ye daughter of Joseph Eyres, dec'd did this day appear in open court and did acknowledge ye reciept of his wifes full part of her legacy, left by her grandfather William Humpries deceased, and from every part and parcel therein dothe hereby acquit, release Margaret Eyres Floyd of ye sed last will and testament of said Humpries"

      [Colonial Index: Henrico Co., Va., Book 4, Orphans Court Book, 1677-1736, p. 32]

      (Collections of Dubie Hudspeth: http://www.geocities.com/blsa44/RalphHudspethSr.html)
    Family ID F7662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine ???,   b. Bef 1711,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Aires Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1739, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hannah Hudspeth,   b. Between 1740 and 1745, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1744, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1744, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Hudspeth,   b. Bef 1751, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lucy Elizabeth Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1815, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     7. David Hudspeth,   b. 7 Feb 1762, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1695 - Henrico County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1777 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S371] Butler, Robert McLemore--Family Researcher Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 (deceased).

    2. [S138] Hudspeth, Dubie RALPH HUDSPETH SR; http://www.geocities.com/blsa44/RalphHudspethSr.html.