GIDDINGS, THOMAS. Johnston County.
July 13, 1747. September 5, 1747. SoruJ: JACOB, WILLIAM, ISAAC,
BENJAMIN, ABRAHAM. GranddaughJer: ELIZABETH. Executar: JACOB
GIDDINGS. Witnesses: GEORGE DYCKES, THOS. GRISARD, TH. LAMBERTHBON.
Will proven before E. HALL, C. J.
GIDDINGS, WILLIAM. Hyde County.
November 10, 1757. March Court, 1758. Sons: THOMAS, JACOB, JOHN.
Daughters: AGNIS, LIDEA and DARKIS GIDDINGS. Wife and Executrix:
FRANES. Executor: JOHN SLADE. Witnesses: TIMOTHY GREEN, BENJAMIN
SLADE, KEATREN LEATH. Clerk of tM Court: STEPHEN DENNING.
John DeVane, Sr. was born in North Carolina about 1730, son of Thomas DeVane. His wife was Ann Robinson, daughter of James and Tobitha Robinson. They were married about 1752-3 in New Hanover County, N. C., and had nine children: 1. Ann m. ..John DeVane (1st c).2. William m. Catherine Stewart.3. John, Jr. (Vol. III) m. Mrs. Ann Julia Evans.4. James m. Margaret Cantley of Chas., S. C.5. Tobitha m. Francis Davis. July 14, 1781.6. George m. Miriam Treadwell.7. Thomas m. 1st. Gregg Bloodworth; 2nd. Penelope1. Stewart, 1792.8. Margaret , m. William King of Duplin Co.9. Rebecca m. Benjamin Giddens (Giddings). Mr. DeVane served as Justice of Peace in New Hanover County for several years, being commissioned Nov. 29, 1768. In the Revolution he was Major of the New Hanover County militia in 1775-6, and also rendered support freely in way of supplies. He and his family were members of St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, and he was a vestryman in that church for a number of years. He was buried under the church as was also his wife. Maj. DeVane owned extensive plantations in both New Hanover and Bladen Counties and seems to have spent his last years on his Bladen plantation. His will dated Sept. 14, 1783, was probated June, 1806, in Bladen County. He also owned a home in Wilmington and lived there during the Revolution. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: Birth-years for the children not obtainable except for the son, James DeVane, born Aug. I, 1757; the son, John DeVane, Jr., born Dec. 25, 1755, and the son, Thomas DeVane, born 1762.
The third JAMES MALPASS was born 2 Apr 1775 and was, I believe, a son of Hardy MALPASS. This James married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Catherine? Rivenbark GIDDENS/GIDEON. The 1850 NHC census shows James as 75 years of age, blind and living in the household of his son Lovett. Presumably, James died before 1860.
|Durdin, Stephen,Talbot Co.,2nd Jan., 1709;
1st Apr., 1710. To son Stephen and hrs., plantation and land, 700 A., “John’s Neck,” and personalty, including tankard marked S. D. To son Joseph and hrs., 600 A., “Hopewell,” at mouth of Morgan’s Creek in Chester R.
To daus. Lidia and Rebecca at 18 yrs., to dau. Africa Kircam and granddau. Mary Kircam and hrs., personalty. To wife Rebecca, extx., use of dwelling plantation during life, and personal estate jointly with 4 child. afsd., Stephen, Joseph, Ledia and Rebecca, who are to remain with their mother afsd. during minority.
Testator desires to be buried at Quaker burial-ground at Tuckahoe.
Test: Benja. Giddens, John Cobreath, Richard Parker. 13. 20.
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|Giddins, Benjamin,Talbot Co.,27th Aug., 1716;
20th Oct., 1716.
To son Maurice and hrs., ½ dwelling plantation, “New Scotland,” and personalty.
To son Benjamin and hrs., remaining ½ “New Scotland” and personalty. Sons to be of age at 21 yrs. Should either of sd. sons die without issue, his share of “New Scotland” to revert to survivor and his hrs.
Wife Catherine, residuary legatee and joint ex. with brother, Edw. Hardin.
Test: Jno. Blamour (Blamer), Mary Blamer, Wm. Stevens, M. Giddins. 14. 191.
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