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  Family History

Jonathan Fitch

Sources

Death

\i South Carolina Historical Magazine\i0
Henry A. M. Smith, The Ashley River: Its Seats and Settlements,January 1919, 6.
On 1 May 1708 there was granted to William Williams 250 acres adjoining the 202-1/2 acres [11]. William Williams by his will 2 November 1710 devised the 250 acres to Henroydah English (Hannah English alias Williams was the grantee of the neighbouring plantation called Stony Point) who as Henroydah English Gentn conveyed the 250 acres on 17 September 1712 to Ebenezer Taylor, who on 12 October 1714 conveyed to Jonathan Fitch who had already acquired the 202-1/2 acres [12]. This Jonathan Fitch appears to have been the son of the first Jonathan Fitch who was in the Province in April 1678 [13], and was termed Jonathan Fitch Senr in March 1683 [14] and who died prior to 1691 leaving a son Jonathan, and at least two daughters Sarah who married John Norton, and Rachel who married James Stanyarne [15]. Jonathan Fitch, the second, at his death left three sons-Jonathan who married Ann Elliott, Tobias who married Marianne Du Gu6, and Joseph who married Constant Williamson. By his will dated 4 November 1715 the second Jonathan Fitch devised the residue of his real estate, which included the 202-1/2 and 250 acres, equally between his widow Susannah and his son Joseph Fitch; and Joseph Fitch and Constant his wife on 16 October 1724 conveyed his one half to his brother Jonathan Fitch, who devised the same to his son Jonathan [16] to whom on 21 March 1726 his grandmother Susanna Fitch conveyed her one half as her share of the plantation on which she dwelt, left her by her husband, commonly known by the name of Andrews, [17] thus vesting the whole in this last Jonathan Fitch fourth of the name. This last Jonathan on 18 April 1734 conveyed to Ralph Izard 160 acres of the 250 acre tract; [18] and on 14 May 1747 with Frances his wife conveyed to Roger Saunders the remaining 90 acres, together with the 202-1/2 acres or 292$ acres in all [19].

[11] Proprietary Grants, vol. 39, p. 29.

[12] M. C. O. Charleston, Bk. M, p. 63.

[13] Printed Warrants, 1672-1679, p. 154.

[14] Ibid., 1680-1692, p. 99.

[15] M. C. O. Charleston, Bk. D, 3, p. 129.

[16] Ibid., Bk. E. E, p. 5.

[17] Ibid., Bk. G, p. 397.

[18] Ibid., Bk. M, p. 63.

[19] Ibid.,Bk.E.E,p.5.

Death

A Saga of the South
Author: Edward P. Lawton
Published: N.p.: n.p., 1965.
56.

Immigration

A Saga of the South
Author: Edward P. Lawton
Published: N.p.: n.p., 1965.
55.
Fitch and his wife, probably named Elizabeth, arrived in Carolina in 1678. T?he same year he also was granted a town lot on Oyster Point and 1,110 acres in som place not yet layd out. Four years later he was granted a town lot in Charles Towne, the onetime Oyster Point, this presumably being his second lot there.

Occupation

A Saga of the South
Author: Edward P. Lawton
Published: N.p.: n.p., 1965.
56.
At least one document describes Fitch as a planter, and he also traded with the Indians. In 1680 the Lords Proprietors signed a commission appointing Jonathan Fitch and five other men or any three of them to take cognisance of and determine any disputes between Indians and Englishmen. Here we should remember that in all colonies where there were Quakers these Friends behaved well toward the Indians and were liked and trusted by them. Fitch's death occurred sometime before October, 1691.

Land

Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772.
Author: South Carolina.
Clara A. Langley; Easley, S.C.; Southern Historical Press; 1983-1984

P. 52-53

Book D., p. 128
8 & 9 Mar. 1720
L & R

The HON. ARTHUR MIDDLETON, ESQ., & FRANCIS HOLMES, SR., merchant, attorneys of THOMAS AMORY, of Boston, to RICHARD SPLATT, merchant of ?Charles City? for L 400 currency, part of lot #79 in Charleston bounding S 65 ft. on a street leading from Cooper River to Ashley River; N on TH ...
Book D.: 128, Arthur Middleton, Esq. & Francis Holmes, Sr. to Richard Splatt, 8 Mar 1720 - 9 Mar 1720
... Whereas the HON. WILLIAM EARL of Craven, Palatine, & the Lords Proprs. By grant 17 Aug. 1683 gave JONATHAN FITCH, SR. 1 lot in ?Charles City? # 79; & whereas FITCH willed the lot to his daughters RACHEL & SARAH; ...

Full Source Text

Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772.
Author: South Carolina.
Clara A. Langley; Easley, S.C.; Southern Historical Press; 1983-1984

P. 52-53

Book D., p. 128
8 & 9 Mar. 1720
L & R

The HON. ARTHUR MIDDLETON, ESQ., & FRANCIS HOLMES, SR., merchant, attorneys of THOMAS AMORY, of Boston, to RICHARD SPLATT, merchant of ?Charles City? for L 400 currency, part of lot #79 in Charleston bounding S 65 ft. on a street leading from Cooper River to Ashley River; N on THOMAS AMORY; E 200 ft. on other part of lot called Saw Pitt formerly belonging to JOHN CROSKEYS now to executors of MATHEW PORTER; W on ARTHUR MIDDLETON. Whereas the HON. WILLIAM EARL of Craven, Palatine, & the Lords Proprs. By grant 17 Aug. 1683 gave JONATHAN FITCH, SR. 1 lot in ?Charles City? # 79; & whereas FITCH willed the lot to his daughters RACHEL & SARAH; & whereas JAMES STANYARNE & RACHEL, his wife, JOHN NORTON & SARAH his wife, by bill of sale dated 28 Oct., 1691 sold the lot to JONATHAN AMORY by JONATHAN AMORY his father; and whereas THOMAS AMORY on 15 Nov. 1722 appointed ARTHUR MIDDLETON & FRANCIS HOLMES jointly his attorneys to handle his real estate in SC; now MIDDLETON & HOMES sell to SPLATT part of lot #67. Witnesses to signature of FRANCIS HOLMES: BENJAMIN WHITAKER, ROBERT HUME, WILLIAM ScoTT. Witnesses to signature of ARTHUR MIDDLETON: BENJAMIN WHITAKER, RoBERT HUME, RALPH IZARD, WILLIAM BULL. Before CHARLES HILL. JACOB MOTTE, Register.


Book D, p. 133
15 Aug. 1716
Deed of Sale

JONATHAN FITCH, gentleman, of Berkeley Co., to THOMAS ELLIOTT, ESQ., of Colleton Co., for L 1600 SC money 1/2 of lot #9 in Charleston bounding E on Cooper River; W on HENREY SWEETING; N on part same lot; S on half a lot of COL. ALEXANDER PARRIS; which half lot JONATHAN FITCH purchased from JOSEPH HOLBEATH, gentleman. Witnesses: DANIEL GREEN, MANLEY WILLIAMSON, LEWIS JOHN, THoMAS HEPWorTH. Before THOMAS HEPWorTH. JACOB MoTTE, Register.


p.101

Book F, p.448
27 Apr. 1726
Release

JONATHAN NORTON of Granville Co., to ALEXANDE NISBETT, merchant, of Charleston, for L 80 SC money, 1 lot #12 in Beaufort fronting S on the Bay; bounding W on lot #11; N on lot #39; E on lot #13 of CAPT. WILLIAM SCOTT. Witnesses: JAMES LYDELL, AQUILLA ROSS, ALEXANDER PARRIS, JR. Before JOHN DELEBERE. JACOB MOTTE, Register.

p. 166-167
DEEDS BOOK K
1731-1733

Book K, p. 16
3 & 4 Sept. 1731
L & R

AQUILA ROSE, planter, to DANIEL GREENE, merchant, for L 30 SC money,
100 a. in Granville Co., on St. Helena Island, formerly belonging to JOHN NORTON who surveyed & sold 150 a. to JAMES LOADELL; bounding E on marsh; N on COL. WILLIAM BULL; W on WILLIAM CHAPMAN; S on DANIEL GREENE (formerly JAMES LOYADELL). Witnesses: JONATHAN TUBBS, JOSEPH PENDARVIS, JOHN GREENE. Before ALEXANDER PARRIS, J.P. JACOB MOTTE, Pub. Reg.


Pp 373-374

(p. 345: DEEDS BOOK ?T?; 1739-1740)

Book T, p. 522
12 Jan. 1735/6
Deed of Sale

JONATHAN NORTON, planter, & MARYAN his wife; RANDOLPH (his mark) EVANS, planter, SARAH EVANS (alias NORTON) ( her mark) his wife, of Granville Co., to GEORGE NORTON, planter, of Colleton Co., for good causes & L 30 SC money, to relinquish their full portion, 192 a., on St. Helena Island, Granville, Co. Whereas Gov. JAMES MOORE, JOSEPH NORTON, ESQ., & EDMUND BELLINGER, ESQ. & the Lords Proprs. For L 19:4 on 28 Aug. 1701 granted John NORTON 960 a. in Granville Co., & whereas JOHN NORTON by will dated 30 Sept. 1705 bequeathed to his wife SARAH 1/3 of his real & personal estate, the other 2/3 to be divided equally among all his children, by which JONATHAN NORTON & MARYAN NORTON, his wife, & RANDOLPH EVANS & SARAH EVANS, his wife, became entitled to 192 a.; now they convey their portion to GEORGE NORTON. Witnesses: RALPH BAILEY, JOSEPH WILLCOCKS, LEONARD DOBBINS. Before ROBERT AUSTIN, J.P. & pub. Reg.

Book T. p. 524
18 June 1724
Deed of Sale

JOHN NORTON, cooper, of Granville Co., to his brother GEORGE NORTON, cordwainer, of Colleton Co., for good causes & L 100 SC money, 280 a., being 1/2 of 560 a., on an island known by its Indian name Washua, Granville Co., divided on the S by a creek from JOHN COWEN & JOHN NORTON; divided on the E by a creek from Data Island; N by a river between Cambhee Island & St. Helena; also 200 a. on St. Helena Island, Granville Co., bounding W on JoHN CoWEN; N divided by a creek from Washua Island; E on THOMAS STANYARNE. Whereas Gov. JAMES MOORE, JOSEPH MORTON & EDMUND BELLINGER, Lords Proprs., on 28 Aug. 1701 for L 19:4 granted JOHN NORTON, the father, 960 a. in Granville Co., & by will dated 30 Sept. 1705, NORTON devised to his wife SARAH 1/3 of all his real & personal estate, the other 2/3 to be divided equally amongst his children; & whereas SARAH, widow of JOHN, died before reaching 21, & JOHN became heir to 480 a.; now he conveys to his brother GEORGE 280 a. on Washua Island & 200 a. on St. Helena's Island. Witnesses: WILLIAM MAGGOTT, DANIEL MCFARLAND. JONATHAN NORTON, brother of JOHN NORTON, party hereto appeared before ROBERT AUSTIN on 12 Apr. 1740, declared all witnesses dead, & swore to his brother's handwriting. ROBERT AUSTIN, Pub. Reg.

Book T. p. 527
7 July 1724
Deed of Sale

JOHN COWEN, cordwainer, of Granville Co., to GEORGE NORTON, cordwainer, of Colleton Co., for good causes & L 30 SC money, his full 7th part of 960 a., or 96 a., on St. Helena Island, Granville Co., Whereas Gov. JAMES MOORE, JOSEPH MORTON & EDMUND BELLINGER, Lords Proprs., for L14:4 on 28 Aug. 1701 granted JOHN NORTON, the father, 960 a.; & whereas JOHN NORTON by will dated 30 Sept. 1705 bequeathed to his wife SARAH 1/3 of all his real & personal estate, the other 2/3 to be divided equally amongst his children, by which JOHN COWAN, having married DOROTHY NORTON (daughter of JOHN & SARAH), became heir to 1/7, or 96 a.; now COWEN sells his share to GEORGE NORTON. Witnesses: RALPH BAILEY, HENRY BAILEY, DANIEL MCFARLAND. Before ROBERT AUSTIN, J.P. & Pub Reg.

Book T, p. 529
? Jan. 1736
Deed of Sale

GEORGE NORTON, cordwainer, of Granville Co., to JONATHAN NORTON, carpenter, of Granville Co., for good causes & L 30 currency, 96 a. on St. Helena Island from the Pine Station tree upon the E line over to the W line to a live oak by the marsh. Whereas the Lords Proprs. (see pages 522, 524, 527) granted JOHN NORTON 960 a., 1/3 of which he devised to his wife, SARAH, the other 2/3 to his children in equal shares, & GEORGE NORTON became entitled to the above 96 a.; now he sells to JONATHAN. Witnesses: RALPH BAILEY, JOSEPH WILLCOCKS, LEONARD DOBBIN. ELIZABETH NORTON confirms the sale & renounces her dower, under date of 12 Jan. 1735. Before ROBERT AUSTIN, J.P. & Pub. Reg.

Book T, p. 532
30 Jan. 1735
Deed of Sale

THOMAS GOREING, planter, & JANE his wife, of Berkeley Co., to GEORGE NORTON, planter, of Colleton Co., for good causes & L 100 SC money, their share of 960 a., or 96 a. on St. Helena Island, Granville Co. Whereas the Lords Proprs. (see p. 522, etc.) granted JOHN NORTON 960 a. in Granville Co., & he devised 1/3 of all his real & personal estate to his wife SARAH, the other 2/3 to his children in equal shares, whereby THOMAS GOREING & JANE his wife became entitled to 96 a.; now they convey their share to GEORGE NORTON. Witnesses: THOMAS BLONDELL, JAMES CRADDOCK. Before THOMAS DRAYTON, J.P. ROBERT AUSTIN, Pub. Reg.

Religion

A Saga of the South
Author: Edward P. Lawton
Published: N.p.: n.p., 1965.
55.
We do not know to what church John Norton belonged; but his father-in-law, Jonathan Fitch, Sr., was evidently a Quaker, of whom there were a number in the colony, one, Archdale, even becoming governor.

Occupation

A Saga of the South
Author: Edward P. Lawton
Published: N.p.: n.p., 1965.
56.