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Benjamin LANCASTER , Jr.

ABT 1749 - BEF 1806

  • BORN: ABT 1749, Surry Co. VA
  • DIED: BEF 1806, Robeson Co. NC

Notes

From the research of Nancy Lancaster Mathews

1749*Surry Co., VA, Vital Records
Benjamin Lancaster Jr. (b. bef. 1749 Surry Co., VA-d. bef. 1820 Hickman Co., TN)

1770*Bladen Co., Tax List
May 30th 1770... Benjamin listed on tax list, a list of taxable property of the inhabitants of Samuel Cain’s Company on May 30th., 1770. Property value in this list is given in English Pounds. Benjamin's land valued at 70 pounds. (Note*Robeson Co., formed from Bladen Co.)

1778*Bladen Co., NC, Abstracts of Land Entries [1778-1781], by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
October 19th 1778 pg. 84- Benjamin Lancaster enters 100-acres on south side of Little Marsh below “the Bridge; border; on lower side of Robert Sims and runs “down”.

1779*Bladen Co., NC, Abstracts of Land Entries [1778-1781], by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
January 26th 1779, pg. 130- Benjamin Lancaster to [blank] enters 100-acres on North East side of the head of Dunn’s marsh; border; the mouth of a large branch and runs out and down

1779*Bladen Co., NC, Abstracts of Land Entries [1778-1781], by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
September 6th 1779 pg. 188- Benjamin Lancaster to Hugh Brown enters 100-acres on south side of Buckhorn Swamp at Lambert’s ford on said swamp.

1779*Bladen Co., NC, Abstracts of Land Entries [1778-1781], by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
September 20th 1779, pg. 192- Robert Sims enters 100 acres on south side of Little marsh, border or near below: Benjamin Lancaster’s survey.

1779*Bladen Co., NC, Abstracts of Land Entries [1778-1781], by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
November 13th 1779, pg. 210- Benjamin Lancaster to [blank] enters 100-acres on south side of Dunn’s Marsh; borders; John Flower’s upper corner.

1782*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book E, pg. 615-(338) State Grant #176
October 28th 1782... State Grant No. 176 to Benjamin Lancaster dated October 28th 1782 for 200-acres on both sides of Tyancokey Swamp, joining said Lancaster, and James Merritt. August Court 1783 by Edward Hall, CC.

1782*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book E, pg. 478-(225) State Grant #339
October 28th 1782... State Grant No. 339 to Rension Tisdale dated October 28th 1782 for 361-acres joining Holloman, William Cohoon, said Tisdale, a branch, Benjamin Lancaster. February Court 1783, Edward Hall, CC

1783*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes, Book III, pg. (225) (1775-1785)
August 1783... Edgecombe County At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for said County at the Courthouse in Tarborough on the first Monday in August and fourth day in Seventh year of Independence and in the year of our Lord 1783, Present Amos Johnston, Theophilus Thomas, Joseph Pender, Esquires. Etheldred Philips Esquire was recommended from last Court to the Governor as a proper person for Sheriff he now produce’s a Commission in powering him to act as Sheriff for this county. He at the same time qualified and entered in Bond agreeable to law with Henry Hart, Matthew Kinchen and James Williams, Securities. The following Grants were issued to, William Brand, Stancil Barbree (2), Robert Lancaster, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Weaver, George Bruce, Mary Coney, John Morris, Thomas Clark, Arthur Harris.

1783*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes, Book III, pg. 246 (1775-1785)
November 1783... Jesse Drake is appointed overseer of the road in the room of Malicha Maund, deceased the following persons are appointed patrollers for the present year, Viz; Joseph Spleen, Augustus Harvey, Barthomew Kelley, John Burt, Noah Sugg, Joseph Fort, George Lynch, William Fort, Samuel Cotton, Roger Lancaster, Isham Humphrey, John Sumner, William Hackney, Jesse Johnson, William Batchelor, Rension Tisdale, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Lancaster, Jr. Benjamin Coffield, Narsworthy Mials, Sion Beckingham, Caleb Coker, James Booth, John Williams, Francis Williams, Edward Hall, Thomas Newsom, Benjamin Batts, William Northern, Jr., Jesse Drake, Peter Hines, John Ellis, Lewis Spell.

1786*Robeson Co., NC, Court Minutes, November Term 1787 Deed Book A, pg. 116-117
November 22nd 1786... Benjamin Lancaster of Edgecombe Co., NC to John Council of Bladen Co., NC on November 22nd 1786 for 25-pounds sold 100-acres in Bladen Co., NC on North East of Duns Marsh, granted to Benjamin Lancaster on October 23rd 1782. Witnesses: Benjamin Williams, and John Flowers.

1787*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book 5, pg. 391-(134) (acquires 100-acres, Edgecombe)
March 19th 1787... Benjamin Lancaster Sr. of Edgecombe Co. to Benjamin Lancaster Jr. of the same place dated March 19th 1787 for 50-pounds specie sold 100-acres on the south side of Tyancokey Swamp. Witnesses: S. L. Ruffin, Abisha Horn. May Court 1789, Edward Hall, CC.

1790*Census, Halifax District, Edgecombe Co., NC
Benjamin Lancaster Jr. head of household: 1m (21+ yrs=b. bef. 1769)- 4f (any age) -

4m (16 yrs=b.1774-1790) - (1-Slave)

1791*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book 6, pg. 985-(503)
February 5th 1791... Benjamin Lancaster Jr. of Edgecombe County to Thomas Boyett of the same place dated February 5th 1791 for 50-pounds specie sold 113-acres on the north side of Tyancokey Swamp, joining Rension Tisdale, Benjamin Lancaster, Sr. Witnesses: Benjamin Gray, Benjamin Lancaster. August Court 1792, Edward Hall, CC. (note*the date August 30th 1791 occurs at the end of the deed.)

1791*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book 6, pg. 792-(204)
February 5th 1791... Benjamin Lancaster Jr. of Edgecombe County to Elijah Lancaster of the same place dated February 5th 1791 for 50-pounds specie sold 113-acres on the north side of Tyancokey Swamp, joining Duncan Lamon, Rension Tisdale. Witnesses: Benjamin Gray, Benjamin Lancaster, Sr. November Court, 1791. Edward Hall, CC.

1792*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes
Friday, August 30th 1793... Will of John Williams, which was found locked in a chest with other valuable goods, was proved by Hardy Flowers, Benjamin Lancaster, and Absalom Williams, who swore to his hand writing since there were no witnesses.

1792*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book 8, pg. 587-(609) (Sold 100-acres, Edgecombe)
May 26th 1792... Benjamin Lancaster, Jr. of Edgecombe Co. to John Norris of Nash Co. May 26th 1792 for 150-silver dollars sold 100-acres on the south side of Tyancokey Swamp, also 225-acres, is joining the above said Benjamin Lancaster, Jr., Duncan Lamon, and William Robbins. Witnesses: John Lamon, Edward York. Proved November Court 1796, Edward Hall, CC.

(Note* this is the land Benjamin Sr. sold him in 1787 Deed Book 5, pg. 391-(134)

1793*Edgecombe Co., Wills & Estate Records, Will Book C, page 235.
September 24th 1793- November Court 1793: Will of Benjamin Lancaster Sr., Wife: (unnamed), 280-acres, where I live, horse, bridal, saddle, stock, cattle, etc. for life, or widowhood. Son: Benjamin Lancaster 100-acres land, furniture, pewter and loom. Thomas Boyett, furniture, 50-acres of land whereon I live and to his son Benjamin Boyett, gun and my wearing apparel. Son: Robert Lancaster furniture, pewter dish and plates, basin, 2 hoes and drawing knife. Sons and executor: Elijah Lancaster, furniture, horse, bridle, saddle, etc., pewter plates, basin, gun, 280-acres land after death of his mother. Grandson: Levi Boyett, bed and gun and remainder estate to be divided betwixt my 2 sons Robert and Elijah. Benjamin Lancaster, Jacob Boyett and Thomas Boyett have received full legacies. Witnesses: Thomas Merritt, Samuel Merritt.

1794*Robeson Co., NC Land Entries [1787-1795] by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
July 14th 1784... [1569-308]... Hugh Brown enters 100-acres on Dunns Marsh; includes his own and Lancaster's improvements.

1794*Robeson Co., NC Land Entries [1787-1795] by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
August 15th 1784... [1552-393]... Benjamin Lancaster enters 25-acres; between John Council and Duncan Patterson on north side of Bogan Swamp.

1794*Robeson Co., NC Abstracts of Deeds, Vol. III, DB G-H-I [1797-1800] by Williamson
August 15th 1794... DB H, pg. 235, Land Grant #1613 to Benjamin Lancaster, 25-acres between Dunn's Branch and Bogue Swamp and between John Council's and Duncan Patterson's. Entrie August 15th 1794 and Patten: June 30th 1797

1795*Edgecombe Co., Deed Book 8, pg. 348-(369)
August 3rd 1795... Jacob Boyett of Edgecombe Co. to Drury Williams of the same, August 3rd 1795, sold 150-acres on a prong of Coca Swamp, joining Willeby Hooks, Tobeys Branch, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Weaver, Robert Lancaster, Henry Lancaster. Witnesses: John Williams,

Phariba (x) Williams. Proved November Court 1795, Edward Hall, CC.

1795*Robeson Co., NC Abstracts of Deeds, Vol. III, DB G-H-I [1797-1800] by Williamson
September 26th 1795... DB I, pg. 90-91, Thomas Glass of Robeson Co., to Robert Council of Bladen Co., dated September 26th 1795 for 165-pounds, two parcels of land in Robeson Co., (1) 300-acres on west of the north west branch of the Cape Fair on the west of the Marsh called Pughs Marsh, land granted to Thomas Vinee on July 1st 1758; and (2) a tract in Robeson Co., on south west of Pughs Marsh- on lower side of an old field where Robert Upton did live. Witnesses: Benjamin Lancaster and Mathew Council. October Term 1799

1797*Robeson Co., NC Abstracts of Deeds, Vol. III, DB G-H-I [1797-1800] by Williamson
December 26th 1797... DB I, pg. 37-38, Benjamin Lancaster to John Council dated December 26th 1797 for 25-pounds sold 100-acres on north east of Little Marsh, and adjoining said Council and Lancaster lines. Witnesses: Nevan McBride and Richard Wilkeson.

1797*Robeson Co., NC Abstracts of Deeds, Vol. III, DB G-H-I [1797-1800] by Williamson
December 29th 1797... DB I, pg. 327-328- John Council to Benjamin Lancaster December 29th 1797; for 25-pounds for 25-acres being part of a 200-acre survey patent by Thomas Robeson and convey from him to John Council by deed of sale. Witnesses: Nevan McBride and Richard Wilkenson.

1800*Robeson Co., NC Abstracts of Deeds, Vol. III, DB G-H-I [1797-1800] by Williamson
January 1st 1800... DB I, pg. 159-160- Samuel Dubois (Attorney for Abraham Dubois and Samuel Meeker of City of Philadelphia, PA to Benjamin Lancaster of Robeson Co., NC dated January 1st 1800; for Ten Silver dollars, sold 50-acres of land in Robeson Co., on both sides of Bogue Branch- adjoining Benjamin Lancaster's smoke house, and lines of Patterson, John McPhail and_____

1800*Census, Robeson Co., #390, NC (14001-32010-01)
Benjamin Lancaster Jr. listed head of household: 1m (45+yrs=bef. 1755)- 1f (45+=bef. 1755) - 4m (10-16=1784-1790)- 2f (10-16=1784-1790)- 1m (0-10=1790-1800)- 3f (0-10=1790-1800)- 1-Slave.

1802*Edgecombe Co., NC, Deed Book 10, pg. 883-(259)
February 11th 1802... Drury (D) Williams of Edgecombe Co. to Elijah Moore of the same place, dated February 11th 1802 for 35-pounds specie sold 134˝ -acres on a prong of Coca Swamp, joining his own corner, Willeby Hooks, Tobeys Branch, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Weaver, Robert Lancaster, Henry Lancaster. Witnesses: Jesse Gray, Hardy Horner. Proved May Court 1802, Edward Hall, CC

Pedigree

                                                                   _Robert LANCASTER ___
                                                                  | (1631 - 1720)       
                                             _Samuel LANCASTER ___|_Lattes ? ___________
                                            | (1673 - 1760)                             
                       _Robert LANCASTER ___|
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                      |                     |                      _John HARRIS ________
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                      |                     |_Elizabeth HARRIS ___|_Unity ? ____________
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 _Benjamin LANCASTER _|
| (1726 - 1793)       |
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|--Benjamin LANCASTER , Jr.
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