John Stansell Jr.1 son of John Stansel and Katherine Hardy was born bef 1700. It is unknown if John was born before or after the family moved down into North Carolina.2 John son of John Stansel and Katherine Hardy was born in 1700 in Virginia.3,4
the family of [p1] moved from [m1] to [l]. <[m2]>.
In 1714 in Cashie Neck, Chowan Precinct, North Carolina, 1685, 1739 John Stansell. Tuscarora Indian War..5
John Stansell was in the in 1716 tax list for in Chowan Prec, NC. No land, no slaves. < p [m2]>.2
The will of William Frost was signed <[d]>. <Witnesses: [S]>.
In 1718 in Chowan Prec, NC, [p1] was a witness.8
On Mar 1, 1719, John Stansell received a land grant for 388 acres in Morrattock River,,..2
In Dec, 1719 in Chowan Prec, NC, he and wife Sarah Godfrey Smithwick sold Thomas Madkife of Cecil Co MD. 388|| ||This was the 388 acres received in the land grant. acres.. <DB [m2]>.. This was the 388 acres received in the land grant.2
John Stansell was a land owner in the in 1721 tax list for in Chowan Prec, NC, 100|| ||They apparently settled on the hundred acres willed to Sarah by her father. acres. <, [m5] slave(s)> , p. <[m7] acres #2 hardwood> <[m8] acres #3 hardwood> <[m9] acres pine>.. <[m3].>. John was a Principal 2 at Land sale of James Swain in 1723 in Chowan Prec, NC.2
In 1724 in south side of Morratock, North Carolina, Peter Stansell, carpenter, sold he, planter, 150|| ||It was the remaining 150 acres of the 300 ac land grant. acres. On south side of Morratock. <[m3]>.2 John was a Principal 2 at Land sale of Peter Stansell in 1724.
In 1724 Peter Stansell sold John Stansell 150 acres..
In 1726, [p2fs] brother, [R:00003], persuaded [p1f] to trade some land and move across the Roanoke River and settle on the west side of Smithwick Creek.
John Jr received 320 acres from Edmond Smithwick on the south side of the Morratock River. John Jr and Sarah conveyed to Edmond the 'Deer Hall Meadows tract of land in Kisiah Neck. This tract is north of the Roanoke in the Charlton Creek area. No record can be found revealing how John Jr came by this tract of land.
In 1726 Edmond Smithwick sold John Stansell 320 acres..2
It is a known fact that there were many conveyances of land in the early days without the deed being recorded. The custom was that some educated person in the area, usually the Justice of the Peace, would write the deed, or the person involved would write it, using an old one for a guide. Getting it to the county seat in those times required days as compared to minutes or hours now. We can therefore understand the neglect of these people in not recording their deeds.Prior to the time that Martin county was established in 1774,Stancill would have been required to travel 100 miles round trip to visit the county seat. Their neglect in recording deeds makes it difficult on present day genealogists.2
In 1728, John Stansell also witnessed the deed six days later when Edmund sold the land to his(Edmund's) cousin's husband, Nathaniel Ming, for only five shillings.
In 1728, William Charlton sold Edmond Smithwick an unknown number of. Acres.. < Witnesses: [S]>.
Tyrrell Precinct NC was formed in 1729 from parts of Bertie, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank Precincts.
In Jun, 1735, John Stansell. one of those ordered to lay out the first road from Pamlico River to Smithwick Creek. In June 1738, he was appointed overseer of this road.
In 1739, at the September Term of Court, John was one of the Grand Jurors. John was a Tyrrell Co 1739 at NC of John Stansell.
In 1740 in Tyrrell Co, NC, John Stansell. jurors.8
In Jun, 1740. [p1] was appointed guardian to the orphans of [p2], deceased. Peter's children are unknown. However, there is a later Peter Stansell whose father is unknown.
John Stansell signed a will on Aug 22, 1750 in Tyrrell Co, NC. Executors: Sarah Godfrey Smithwick and John Stansell. Heirs: wife Sarah Godfrey Smithwick , son(s) John Stansell and Godfrey Stansell , daughter(s) Elizabeth Stansell, Rebackah Stansell and Mary Stansell , granddaughter(s) Elizabeth Marey Stansell.
His will says that he is 'sick and weake of bodey'.. He leaves wife Sarah use of my manor plantation and slaves,dau Rebackah Stansell - 3 cows and calves on her marriage or when she leaves mother, gd Elizabeth Marey Stansell - heifer, sons John and Godfrey - all lands and slaves after their mother's decease, dau Elizabath Barbre and Marey Bentley have already received their share of the estate. Exec wife Sarah , son John, Wit: Edmund Smithwick,Rebekah Stansell, Samul (sp) Smithwick.
The will was written so that if Sarah remarried she would lose her inheritance. In those days this was typical language in a will.
The Barbre Book. Custom Id: 44; personal copy.
The Stancill Family, 1662 to 1981. Custom Id: 795; North Carolina State Archives, ,, Raleigh, Wake Co, North Carolina,, 1770.
Family Data Collection - Births. Custom Id: 654; ancestry.com.
Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Custom Id: 767; ancestry.com.
Smithwick Genealogy. Custom Id: 66; North Carolina State Archives, ,, Raleigh, Wake Co, North Carolina,, 1770.
CD 136 Colonial America, Pre-1790 Census Index. Custom Id: 531; personal copy.
North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index 1790-1890. Custom Id: 757; ancestry.com.
The Stansel Family. Custom Id: 223; North Carolina State Archives, ,, Raleigh, Wake Co, North Carolina,, 1770. Call Number: GR 929.2 S791S.
Family Data Collection - Marriages. Custom Id: 797; ancestry.com.
North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1660-1790. Custom Id: 796; ancestry.com.
Family Data Collection - Deaths. Custom Id: 766; ancestry.com.