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Christmas Family History

Presented by Deborah Shelton Wood

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Agnes CHRISTMAS was born circa 1718 in Hanover County, Virginia. She married James WHITLOCK in the year 1734 in Albemarle County, Virginia. They are my direct ancestors.

Agnes was the daughter of Thomas Christmas who was born in 1697 in Stafford Co. VA. He died circa 1768 at St. Martins Parish in Hanover Co. VA. The following are excerpts from a transcription of his Last Will and Testament:



Will of THOMAS CHRISTMAS:



Will: Thomas Christmas of St. Martins Parish, Hanover Co., VA. 29, Dec. 1768. Recorded Hanover Co., VA Sep 7, 1769. Attested copy records Bute Co., NC, Feb. court 1770......."Item: I give and bequeath unto my six grandchildren , Charles Whitlock, James Whitlock, Mary Jones, Anne Austine, Thomas Whitlock and Nathaniel Whitlock, to them and to their heirs, assigns forever ten pounds current money each......"

A copy of the above Will has been given to Hanover C..H. VA. State library and National DAR Library, Washington, D.C.



Records of Hanover County (VA) - William and Mary Qrtly, Vol. 21, No. 1

1733. --- Benj: Saunders to Thos. Chismas, Witness Robt. Harris, Nelson Anderson.



Prior to English colonization what is today Hanover County was hunting ground for the Pamunkey and Chickahominy Indians. In the late 17th century it was settled by plantation owners and others involved in the tobacco related economy. At that time it was part of New Kent County. Hanover County was officially formed on November 26, 1720 from the area of New Kent County called St. Paul's Parish. It was named for King George I of England, who was Elector of Hannover in Germany when he came to the throne. Two early port towns on the Pamunkey River were Hanovertown and Newcastle. Both were mercantile villages from which tobacco was shipped to England. Neither exists today.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1. Goodman CHRISTMAS was born 1616 in Leicestershire Co., England, and died 1708 in Stafford Co VA.



Child of Goodman CHRISTMAS is:
+ 2 i. Charles CHRISTMAS was born ABT 1674 in VA, and died AFT 1705 in Stafford Co VA.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2. Charles CHRISTMAS (Goodman CHRISTMAS1) was born ABT 1674 in VA, and died AFT 1705 in Stafford Co VA. He married Mary CROSS. She was born ABT 1676 in Perhaps MD.



Child of Charles CHRISTMAS and Mary CROSS is:
+ 3 i. Thomas CHRISTMAS was born 1 Oct 1697 in Stafford Co VA, and died ABT 1768 in St. Martins Parish,Hanover Co VA.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

3. Thomas CHRISTMAS (Charles CHRISTMAS2, Goodman CHRISTMAS1) was born 1 Oct 1697 in Stafford Co VA, and died ABT 1768 in St. Martins Parish,Hanover Co VA.



Child of Thomas CHRISTMAS is:
+ 4 i. Agnes CHRISTMAS was born ABT 1718 in Hanover Co VA, and died Dec 1768 in Louisa Co VA.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

4. Agnes CHRISTMAS (Thomas CHRISTMAS3, Charles CHRISTMAS2, Goodman CHRISTMAS1) was born ABT 1718 in Hanover Co VA, and died Dec 1768 in Louisa Co VA. She married James WHITLOCK 1734 in Albemarle Co VA, son of James WHITLOCK and Frances. He was born ABT 1715/1718 in Hanover Co VA, and died 28 Nov 1749 in Louisa Co VA.



Child of Agnes CHRISTMAS and James WHITLOCK is:
+ 5 i. Thomas WHITLOCK was born ABT 1745 in Louisa Co VA, and died AFT 1830 in KY.

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