Families of Old Rappahannock Co. and Essex Co., VA

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Families of Old Rappahannock Co. and Essex Co. Virginia

Connections to the Vickers and other Related Families 


The Mott family was of Essex, England, at Saffron Walden- (Parish Register-Records) - and George Mott,  christened  Nov 20, 1625- s/o James Mott and Grace Thurgar. He and his brother John were grandsons of Adam Mott, b 1596, and first wife Jane Hullet/Hewlett of Scotland and England - early emigrant to Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, the son of John Mott and Elizabeth.  Adam Mott married second to Elizabeth Creel, Oct 28, 1616 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.  He died in Newport about 1661- 

Christening dates for Adam’s children:

            a. Henry -b May 31, 1623

            b. George- b Nov 20, 1625

            c. Elizabeth- b Sep 2, 1624- died Sep 17, 1624- as infant-

d. Adam- b Jan 21, 1620- died Apr 5, 1693- buried at Long Island, NY- He married Mary Lott- b 1630-1712, d/o Englebert Lott and wife Sarah.

            Ref: Essex Co. VA- New World Immigrants- Theis & Co.- to New England - embarked in the “Defence” –Thomas Bostick, Master, from Cambridge, England:

Adam Mott- age 34. Sara- age 31, John Mott-age 14, Adam-age 13, Jonathan-age 9, Elizabeth- age 6, and Mary-age 4.

**Connection: Lotz- or Lott Family- Some came to America by 1638- and settled in Pennsylvania and Maryland-  

**Englebert Lott- came from the Netherlands and is probably related to Hendrick Lott, Sr. of Braintree, Luzerne PA, who married Mary Eastwick, b 1772- in Philadelphia PA. He was b 1770- and christened 1774- Dutch Reform Church- Southampton, Bucks Co. Pa. He died 1812. His father was Zephaniah Lott of Wyoming Pa., son of Leonard Lott and Mary Hendrick who had married Alice, Eltje, or Else Van Pelt of the Netherlands. She was baptized in the Swedish Church in Philadelphia, Pa.

**Connection- AbrahamVickers b 1762-Pennsylvania also married a Mary Eastwick of Braintrim, Luzerne Pa and were parents of Peter Vickers of Botetourt and Rockbridge Co. VA-  

**Connection- These are probably the original part of the Lott family of Wiregrass Georgia and the Creels who also intermarried with the Vickers Family in Henry Co. or Barbour Co. Ala. and the Van Pelts are ancestors to Kelly Vickers, Web Master of these Vickers Pages.


George Mott died in 1673-will proved in Mar 31, 1694- Gloucester Co. VA. He had married Elizabeth Pigg, b @ 1635, d/o John and wife Jane Pigg, neighbor of John Madison.

Elizabeth Pigg remarried to James Harrison in 1674- died about 1712 intestate in Essex Co.  They had daughter Jael Harrison who was born 1676- Essex Co. - married first to William Williams, in Stafford and Essex Co. VA, who died about 1712- She remarried to Richard Johnson and moved to Spotsylvania, VA.

George and John Mott patented over 9,019 acres, for transport of 180 settlers - received in 1670

George Mott and Elizabeth Pigg had four daughters:

            a. Jane Elizabeth - b about 1655 - King & Queen Co. VA-  married  first to John Fosaker. Married second to John Rowzee, s/o Ralph Rowzee and Margaret Bernard of Durham, England. **The Rowzees were first cousins to my Whitlocks, also of this area.  

            b. Margaret Morgan- b about 1658 - in Maryland – She married Alexander Doniphan

            c. Ann- b 1671- Rappahannock Co. – She married John Glendenning

            d. Ellen or Eleanor- b 1673- Richmond co. VA- She married Richard Shippey, who died 1708- Richmond Co


Richmond Co. VA- Records 1692-1704- p 139

Pigg Family

John Pigg, Sr.-b 1615 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, immigrant. Probably Welch - First to Massachusetts and then to Virginia in 1653- His wife was Jane Shipingfield. Lived New Kent Co. VA and died in 1683 Spotsylvania Co. First land grant of 300 acres in New Kent Co. VA in Lower Norfolk Co. and by Sep 5,  1658-700 acres on the Mattapony River, New Kent Co. (York) VA. (Ref: Trail Blazers)

On Apr 20, 1661 he patented with Evan Davies- 850 acres for transport of 17 persons- granted in 1662-

He deeded 365 acres in Rappahannock Co. on Dragon Swamp to John and George Mott - May 5, 1663 - Power of Attorney to his friend John Madison, father of John A. Madison who became President- to acknowledge this deed for him in the Old Rappahannock Co. Court.  (Old Rappahannock Co. Deed Bk - 1658-164- Part II). 

John Madison and his wife Mary were of York Co. VA.

1661 John Madison, John Pigg and Richard Evans received 685 acres –

1664 - John Madison and John Pigg patented 1,050 acres land on Main SwampPiankatank- received in 1690.  

Ref: Old Rappahannock County Deeds and Wills- 1677-1682- Part II

Ref: Microfilm, NC- Roll Book 11, p 559- Jul 11, 1788- State Grants

John and Jane had children born in England and in King & Queen Co:

            a. Henry – b 1642- England – lived Spotsylvania- married Elizabeth?

            b. Rev. Edward Pigg- b- about 1644- England- died -Spotsylvania Co., Va. Had son Charles Filkes Pigg, of Spotsylvania Co - Children:

                        a. Rev. Edward Pigg, Jr. - b d -VA to South Carolina in 1784 - Chesterfield Co.                                 

                        b. Henry – b 1713- in Spotsylvania-

            **Rev. Edward Pigg was neighbor to Thomas Gresham/Grisham of St Martin's Parish who came from England and lived on Exoll's/Dragon Swamp.

            Gresham's on the 1704 Quit Rent Rolls: John, Thomas, Edward and George Grisham.

            Virginia Co. Records Vol 1 - Spotsylvania  Co. 1721-1800- p 89- Deed Bk A- 1722-1729-
            November 5, 1722
-  William Warren and Elizabeth Warren, his wife, to Samuel Ham, 100 acres in Spotsylvania County - part of 1,525 acres of land patented by John Rogers, Peter Rogers, John York, Edward Pigg, Thomas Gresham. Recorded-Nov 6, 1722.

            **Connection - The Rogers and the Greshams/Grishams are my families. Appear later in the Wilkes Co. GA records along with William Vickers.


            c. Elizabeth- b about 1646 in England - in King & Queen Co. VA- died 1697- Hanover Parish, Richmond VA- married first to George Mott and second to James Harrison. 

            d. John, Jr.- b about 1647- King & Queen Co. In the 1701 census of VA.

             In King and Queen County on Fort Mattopony River: Edward, Henry and John Pigg, John owned 1000 acres in King & Queen, by April of 1703.
            Tax List- John Pigg patented 2000 acres in a fork of Mattopony River- Dec 23, 1714, with Robert Farish and John May,
            John married Elizabeth Mott- d/o John Mott, brother to George Mott. They had a son named Paul - b 1698- died 1767-  lived first in Amelia Co. and then Pittsylvania Co, patented land in Goochland Co. before 1736/7.

            Their children:

                        a. Paul- b 1698-1767-  married first to Elizabeth Osborne, d/o William Osborne of Amelia Co, VA in 1714-He married second to Sarah?

                        His children: 

                                    a. William – b 1735- married Mary Fields- and had: 

                                                a. Nancy Milly Pigg- b d- lived Clay Co. Kentucky and Casey Co- married James McWhorter - b 1775 in Union Co. SC, s/o                                                     John McWhorter and Mary Elizabeth Jasper, in Casey, KY. John was the son of Hugh McWhorter, (mine).                                                          **Younger members of the Pigg family are said to have intermarried into the family of Robert Vicar’s family of Russell Co. VA.                             They do not appear in the 1790 Land Tax List of Russell Co however. Some were Caroline Co. VA and later migrated into Lincoln Co.                          TN with the Vickers family.

            e. Ellen- b 1648- King & Queen Co.– married  Jonathan Mott

            f. William- b 1648- King &Queen Co.

            g. Garrett- b about 1649- King & Queen Co.

            h. George - b about 1650- King and Queen Co.


Harrisons- Durham England:

Harmon Harrison- b 1578 and died 1675- Member of the Virginia Company-to Jamestown by 1607-James City, VA- He is in the 1610 list. He lived first in Jamestown and York Co. VA (Northumberland) - married a Hill, probably d/o Robert Hill 1615- Northumberland VA and Mary Webb. Mary Webb was descended of the family of Stephen Webb- related to family of Giles Webb and Elias Webb – of Isle of Wight Co.

James Harrison, s/o Harmon, married Anne Cliffe, who remarried after death of James to Justinian Cooper.  Their daughter, Thomasine Harrison, b @1628, married to Richard Whitehead- b 1625- emigrant to Virginia,  Abingdon Parish, Old Rappahannock, Gloucester Co. Virginia. Richard Whitehead probably descended from Arthur Whitehead - born 1595 Lancaster, England.

He bought 2000 acres from George and John Mott- in Oct 24, 1673- Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co. Virginia on Rappahannock River near Muddy Creek. Col. Phillip Whitehead, s/o Richard, was Surveyor for the county later. He sold it later to Thomas Comer and James Harrison Acknowledged the sale on Nov 23, 1682- witnessed by James Reynolds and William Blayne. 

Ref: Rappahannock Deeds 1682-1687- VII p 161- 


Contributed by Lucy Vickers Grisham, lgrisham@verizon.net




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