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Notes for John Lomax and Elizabeth Wormeley

We are researching the parents of Ann, who married John Dalton. Ann Dalton [1] and Josiah Payne [2] were named in the will of John Lomax [3], made in 1787 in Alexandria, Virginia. Josiah Payne and John Lomax were reportedly half siblings. We suspect that Ann Dalton and Josiah Payne and John Lomax were all children of the same mother. The research notes below are for John Lomax, married to Elizabeth Wormeley, whom we suspect to be related to John Lomax. John and Elizabeth Lomax had a son named John Lomax, whose death date we have not found. We seek documentation to clarify the relationships among Josiah Payne and Ann Dalton and John Lomax.

Research Notes:

1682 Elizabeth Wormeley (1682-1740), daughter of Ralph Wormeley and Katherine Lunsford, was born.

1694 The will of Mrs. Elizabeth Wormeley may have named her sister, Priscilla Downman, who married William Heale. George Heale, son of Priscilla Downman and William Heale married Sarah Smith. William, son of George Heale and Sarah Smith, married Susannah Payne in 1761. [4][5]

1703 On 1 June, John Lomax, of Essex County, married Elizabeth Wormley at Christchurch, Middlesex County, Virginia. [6][7][8][9] Conflict: why is she labeled as Mrs. Wormeley, instead of Miss Wormeley?

1704 John Lomax owned 2000 acres in Essex County, Virginia [10].

1704 John Lomax and wife Elizabeth (Wormley) sold Portobacco in Essex County to John Taliferro? [11]

1707 A deed in Essex Co, England from John Corbin released his right to "John Lomax of the county of Essex, in the Colony of Virginia, gentleman, and to Elizabeth Lomax, his wife, late Elizabeth Wormeley, daughter of Ralph Wormeley, Esq, deceased", in an island of 500 acres included within the land called Portobago formerly granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, knight and baronet, on October 24, 1650. [12]

1705-07 Issue of John Lomax and Elizabeth Wormeley: Lunsford, born Nov 5, 1705; Catharine, born Oct 5, 1707; Susanna, John, Frances. [13] Conflict: If son John Lomax was the half-sibling of the Payne children, why did he not include his full siblings in his will?

1714 Jno. Lomax and Jno. Wormley were on a list of Quit Rent Arrears for Essex county, Virginia. [14]

1721 The Bristol Iron Works "were projected by John King and Company, of Bristol, England, and established in 1721 by John Tayloe, John Lomax and associates. The works, which were on the Foxall’s mill property owned in 1670 by Major Underwood, were in operation in 1729 and later." [15]

1739/40 On 8 February, a deed of gift from Elizabeth Lomax widow to Lunsford Lomax Gent. was proved by Thomas Turner Gent., Abraham Wilson and Eliza. Wilson in the Caroline County, Virginia court.. [16]

1740 On 9 May, On the petition of Lunsford Lomax Gent. to the Caroline County, Virginia court, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of his late mother Elizabeth Lomax, who with John Taliaferro Gent., by his security, acknowledged bond. Ordered that William Taliaferro, Richard Taliaferro, John Taliaferro and Oliver Towles Gent. appraise the estate of Elizabeth Lomax. [17]

1742 Son, Lunsford Lomax, appeared on the Stafford County, Virginia Quit rent Roll with 550 acres. [18]

Several researchers have studied this family [19][20][21][22][23]. See also [24]

A biosketch [25] reports that John Lomax

came to Jamestown, Va. about 1700 [the family Bible said he emigrated 1 June 1709, but he is listed for 2000 acres in the Essex County Quit Rent Roll of 1704]; was well educated, though without a college training; was an apothecary and had but little money; obtained a good footing in Jamestown, where he met the Wormeleys, and soon afterward married Elizabeth Wormely, who inherited Portobago or Port Tobago (as it was variously spelled) from her mother, Katherine Lunsford Wormeley, the wife of Honorable Ralph Wormeley, Jr. Port Tobago was a tobacco plantation on the Rappahannock River. There is no record of the Reverend John Lomax of North Shields, England, being in Virginia; in fact, the only ones of the North Shields, England, family of Lomaxes who came to Virginia were, first, John (who married Elizabeth Wormeley) and afterwards his sister, Susannah Lomax, who lived with him at Port Tobago, and died and was buried there. After John Lomax's marriage with Elizabeth Wormeley, he removed from Jamestown to Port Tobago and later built himself a mansion there which stood for many years.

"Colonel John Lomax" was one of the Justices of Essex County between 1700 and 1720 [26]. Portobago was initially in Essex County, but was incorporated into Caroline County in 1727.

1729 John Lomax, Lunsford Lomax, and others, were justices of Caroline County. [27]

1729 John Lomax was coroner for Essex County. [28]

John Lomax was appointed Justice for Caroline County on 23 April 1728. John Lomax was from St. Mary's parish and his lands were in the Rappahannock Valley east of Port Royal.


Footnotes:

[1] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Ann (Payne-Lomax?) Dalton, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[2] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Josiah Payne, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[3] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Marriage Notes and Sources for John Lomax, died 1787, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[4] Joseph Lyon Miller, "Major Edward Dale," William and Mary College Quarterly 17 (1908), 196-203, at 203, [HathiTrust].

[5] Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 3 (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982), 5.

[6] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[7] "Letters of William Fitzhugh," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 1 (1893-4), 105-26, at 115, [HathiTrust].

[8] "Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1899-1900), 183-86, at 186, [InternetArchive], [GoogleBooks].

[9] "Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1899-1900), 183-86, at 186, citing the Middlesex Register, [InternetArchive], [GoogleBooks].

[10] Louis Des Cognets, English duplicates of lost virginia records (Privately published, 1958), 137, [HathiTrust].

[11] Beverley Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 1, 108.

[12] "Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1899-1900), 183-86, at 186, [InternetArchive], [GoogleBooks].

[13] "Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1899-1900), 183-86, at 186, [InternetArchive], [GoogleBooks].

[14] John S. Hopewell, "Quit Rent Arrears for Essex county, 1714," The Virginia Genealogist 45 (2001), 289-293, at 293, left column, [AmericanAncestors].

[15] Bristol Iron Works Landmark, Colonial Beach, Virginia, [URL].

[16] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part Three 1737-40/5 (Washington: 1967), 78.

[17] John Frederick Dorman, Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1732-1740, Part Three 1737-40/5 (Washington: 1967), 88.

[18] John Vogt, "A Stafford County, Virginia, Quit Rent Roll, circa 1742," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Genealogical Society Quarterly) 27 (1989), 239-45, at 242, [Ancestry_VGSQ].

[19] Review of "Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia," by Bishop Meade, De Bow's Review 26 (1859), 129, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[20] "Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1899-1900), 183-86, at 186, [InternetArchive], [GoogleBooks].

[21] Anonymous Lomax, Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax, 23, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[22] John Clagett Proctor, Washington, past and present; a history, Vol. 5 (Lewis Publishing, 1932), 927-928, [HathiTrust].

[23] "The Treaty of Logg's Town, 1752," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 13 (1905), 143-174, at 145, footnote 3, [HathiTrust].

[24] Ralph Lomax (1600-1657) And His Descendants, Ralph-1 Lomax genealogy, [URL].

[25] Edward Lloyd Lomax, Genealogy of the Virginia Family of Lomax (Chicago: 1913), 28, [GoogleBooks].

[26] Review of "Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia," by Bishop Meade, De Bow's Review 26 (1859), 404, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[27] Louis Des Cognets, English duplicates of lost virginia records (Privately published, 1958), 44, [HathiTrust].

[28] Louis Des Cognets, English duplicates of lost virginia records (Privately published, 1958), 45, [HathiTrust].


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