Monday, December 5, 2016

Alford Family in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA

The Vestry book of Saint Peter's Parish, 1682-1758; New Kent County, Va.,
(Parish Record Series, No. 3). (1905).
 The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
Reprint by Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 2006.

1698.. Mr. John Alford aplying [sic] him self to this vestry to help to cleer [sic] the Roads in the presints [sic], it ordered all the tithable which formerly belonged to David Clarkson and within his presints [sic].” Page 49; [John Alford, c 1645 VA – 1710 VA]

1701. “Whereas, Mr. John Alford and Mr. Will. Major made complaint to this vestry that they have never had their lands prossessioned according to Law, the orders being Lodged in the hands of Coll. John Lightfoot, who never put the Same in Execution; Therefore, ordered that John Wilson, John Lightfoot, Esq’r, Mr. Will. Major, Mr. John Alford, Dan’ll Parks, Esq., and William Millington forthwith goe on prossessioning and reamarks [sic] Each others’ bounds, and make returns of this order to the next vestry.” Page 63; [John Alford, c 1645 VA – 1710 VA]

1710. “To James Alford’s Acct Allowed for keeping a p’sh Child…0420” page 105; [James Alford, c 1687 VA – c 1730 VA]

1713. “To Mrs. Alford for Keeping Mary Delign & her child 4 mon… 1400” page 114

1713. James Alford’s bill…350” page 114; [James Alford, c 1687 VA – c 1730 VA]

1715. “To Mrs. Alford for keeping Mary Design… 00688” page 119

5 Oct 1735. “At the petition of Wm Paisley, on Oversees of the High Road from the Old Church to Mr. Chamberlayne’s Ordinary, That he have Wm. Atkinson’s Titheables, Stephen Brookes, Lodowick Alford, Goodrick Alford and Julius Alford, Mich’a Harfield, Tith’s, Rich’d Ross, Major Dandridge, John Lightfoot’s and Colo. Curtis’s Tith’s at the old Quar’r and upon the River.” Page 172; [ Lodowick, Goodrich & Julius Alford, sons of James Alford, c1687 VA – c 1730 VA]


  1. These little gens were very enlightening especially "never had their lands processioned" I just had to know what this meant - land procession. The 1662 act required that landowners “goe in procession” once every four years to walk and renew the property lines between themselves and their neighbors.
    The Alford were very compassionate.

  2. Isn't processioning a wonderful thing? You learn all the neighbors' names which can be very helpful in furthering your research.


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