In 1659 in North Carolina he. from Virginia with father. Area became Albemarle Co NC in 1664. Type: MOVED TO NC.1
[CENTER:] [BOLD:] in Albermarle Co, North Carolina, 1664, 1689 was formed in 1664. as one of the original counties. [:BOLD] [:CENTER].
In 1670 in Shaftesbury Precinct of Albemarle Co, North Carolina, 1670, 1685 Edward. formed as one of four precincts of Albemarle Co Type: COUNTY FORMED.
Edward married Elizabeth Unknown btw 1670 and 1675.1
[BOLD:] The Shaftesbury Precinct of Abemarle County NC was renamed as the Chowan Prc of Albemarle in 1685. [:BOLD] It was named for the Chowan Native American tribe which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony.
Edward married Africa McGregory bef 1694 in North Carolina.1
Edward Smithwick was a resident in the in 1694 tax list for in Albemarle Co, North Carolina, 1664, 1689. <[m]>.3
Edward married Sarah Gillam 1703.
C. 1708 in Cashie Neck, Bertie Co, North Carolina he. from Chowan Co NC Type: MOVED.1
On Sep 13, 1712 in Chowan Co, NC Edward. Edward Smithwick appointed as a delegate to hear an appeal from theCourt of Admiralty on condemnation of ship, Hannah & Mary Gally Type: COURT.1
In Oct, 1713 in Chowan Co, NC Edward. Edward Smithwick was called to be on the grand jury to be held at CaptHecklefield's on Little River but he failed to appear. Type: JUROR.1
In 1714 in Chowan Co, NC Edward. Edward Smithwick served on the grand jury. Type: JUROR.1
On Jan 21, 1715/16 in North Carolina Edward. Edward Smithwick Type: WILL SIGNED.1
Edward died 1716 in Kisiah Neck, Chowan Co, NC.1
In Jul, 1716 in Chowan Co, NC he. Tobias Knight charged that Edward Smithwick admitted owing him ninepounds, five shillings but refused to pay. Smithwick paid the debtbefore the case was called. Type: COURT.1
On Aug 1, 1717 in Chowan Co, NC Edward. William Charlton, executor of the will of Edward Smythwick asks thatproper persons be appointed to appraise and divide the estate Type: ESTATE.1 Edward. Edward was brought to Carolina at the age of ten where Indians were his only neighbors. He reached manhood when the threat of Indian depredations had hardly subsided and when the colony experienced civil war. This upheaval was followed by a tyrannical rule that imprisioned Edward on trumped-up charges. The colony had hardly settled when another governor, Seth Sothel, was appopinted, a man so unscrupulous he was first imprisioned then banished from the colony.
After coming to Carolina at the age of ten, Edward grew up on a tract of land now known as Hayes Plantation. Not far across Mattacomack (Queen Anne's) Creek was a village of the Chowanoke Indians. Upon Edward's reaching manhood, his father gave him a tract of land sometime in the early 1670s.
Edward was married three times, but no records have been found indicating the surnames of any of these wives. His first wife was Elizabeth, to whom he was married by Mar 1680, but most likely had married her in the early 1670's. It is very like that the gift of land from his father was made at the time of his marriage so that Edward would have the means to support a family.
Mar 29, 1675. The inventory of the estate of Francis Godfrey stated that Edward Smithwick owed him a debt.
1679 Albermarle Co NC. Edward Smithwick made probate of his father's deed of gift to him.
1680 Edward Smithwick, son of Hugh Smithwick of Albemarle, posts bond of 50,000 lbs of tobacco to administer his father's estate.
It appears that by May 1694, Edward was married to Africa, widow of David Jones. Africa is assumed by most researchers to be the mother of all of Edward's children.
Jun 9, 1695. Edward Smithwick appraised and witnessed the inventoryof Seth Sowell.
Sometime after the death of her second husband, Thomas Gillam, and before Oct 17, 1703, Edward and Sarah Gillam were married. This was the third marriage for both Edward and Sarah.
On Sep 13, 1712, Edward was appointed a delegate to hear an appeal from the Court of Admiralty on condemnation of a ship, Hannah & Mary Gally. Edward had been called to be on the grand jury for the Oct1713 term of court to beheld at Capt Hecklefield's on Little River but failed to appear. At this term his lawyer, Edward Moseley,,instituted a suit, for Smithwick, against William Haughton but asked for a continuance which was granted. A year later Smithwick was on the jury when the court again met at Hecklefield's at which time Henry Hill of Nansemond Co VA was tried and found not guilty.
Chowan Co NC will dated 21 Jan 1715, probated 21 Oct 1716: EdwardSmithwick, gentleman, son Edward - 1 shillings, John - 1 shillings,Edman, Samuel, Dau Sarah mare 100 acres on Morrattok River, HareckSmith - 100 acres, gc Edward, John, Martin, and Sarah Griffin
By July 1716, a courthouse had been built on Queen Anne's Creek (later named Edenton). At the term held then, Tobias Knight charged that on Feb 10, 1714/15 Edward Smithwick admitted owning Knight nine poiunds,five shillings but had refuesed to pay. When the case was called, Knight's attorney admitted the debt had been settled.
Edward was probably a very sick man at this time since he had written his will six months earlier.
His 1715 Chowan Co NC will dated Jan 21, 1715, probated Oct 21, 1716:Edward Smithwick, gentleman, son Edward - 1 shilling, John - 1s hilling, Edman, Samuel, dau Sarah mare 100 acres on Morrattok River,Hareck Smith - 100 acres, gc Edward, John, Martin, and Sarah Griffin.
He died in 1716 at his home on Kisiah (Cashie) Neck, Chowan (now Bertie) Precinct, NC and was buried near his home.
Most of this biography comes from 'Hugh Smithwick Descendants' by the Martin County Historical Soceity. A copy is in the NC State Archives in Raleigh.
[BOLD:] The Chowan Precinct of Abemarle County NC was renamed as Chowan Co NC in 1739. [:BOLD].
Elizabeth Unknown and Edward Smithwick had the following children:
Smithwick Genealogy. Custom Id: 66; North Carolina State Archives, ,, Raleigh, Wake Co, North Carolina,, 1770.
North Carolina Headrights, A List of Names, 1663-1744. Custom Id: 317; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3756 WHI.
North Carolina Taxpayers, Volume 2 1679-1790. Custom Id: 70; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3756 RAT.
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Custom Id: 145; ancestry.com.