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Cornelius Outland, Holland to Virginia

May 30, 2013 , ,

land patent

land patent

My 10th great grandparents came from Holland and settled in Virginia in the 1600’s.  I thought all the settlers in colonial Virginia came from England, but now I know this was not the case.  We have a written record of the marriage in the Netherlands, recorded in a book called St. Olaf’s Old Jewry…..this is very confusing, and sounds like Prairie Home Companion or something…Old Jewry????with a saint??? what does that mean??  My mother does have a couple of nice Jewish doctors in her tree from the 1400’s in Spain, but they seem to have escaped the inquisition and become unJewish in Italy.  They are also ancestors of Lucinda Jane Armer, who may have freaked out had she known about this…It is probably good that she did not know exactly how Jewish she was.

Cornelius Outland (1625 – 1666)

is my 10th great grandfather
Elizabeth Mary Oudelant (1637 – 1727)
daughter of Cornelius Outland
Mary Elizabeth Holland (1620 – 1681)
daughter of Elizabeth Mary Oudelant
Richard Dearden (1645 – 1747)
son of Mary Elizabeth Holland
George Dearden (1705 – 1749)
son of Richard Dearden
George Darden (1734 – 1807)
son of George Dearden
David Darden (1770 – 1820)
son of George Darden
Minerva Truly Darden (1806 – )
daughter of David Darden
Sarah E Hughes (1829 – 1911)
daughter of Minerva Truly Darden
Lucinda Jane Armer (1847 – 1939)
daughter of Sarah E Hughes
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of Lucinda Jane Armer
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Ruby Lee Taylor

CORNELIUS OUTLAND was born Abt. 1630 in Holland, and died 1664 in Nansemond County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH WALLIS 1648 in Oudekirk, Holland the Netherlands. She was born 1621 in Holland, and died 1672 in Isle of Wight County, VA. Notes for CORNELIUS OUTLAND :Outland (Oudelant) – What ship brought them to America and where they landed remains unknown. We only know from land grants that they settled in Isle of Wight County, VA. At the office in Richmond, VA Cornelius Oudelant was living in Isle of Wight County, VA, a patent to John Jolliffe mentions land adjourning Cornelius Oudelant May 30, 1653. Cornelius and Elizabeth Oudelant patented 1650 acres of land in Nansemond County, VA before 1666. After his death Elizabeth forfeited the patent. Then she and two of her friends bought back the land as follows: To Elizabeth Oudelant 650 acres of land-escheat being part of a patent of 1650 acres formerly granted to Cornelius Oudelant, deed October 26, 1666. To Nathaniel Bacon 700 acres of land-escheat being part of patent of 1650 acres formerly granted to Cornelius Oudelant. To Richard Penny 300 acres of land-escheat being part of a patent of 1650 acres formerly grant to Cornelius Oudelant. Elizabeth took up another patent in Nansemond and Isle of Wight Counties. To Elizabeth Oudelant 1500 acres of land lying part in Isle of Wight County and part in Nansemond County, beginning on a point belonging to a branch of Beverly Creek and crossing said branch October 26, 1666. To Mrs. Elizabeth Oudelant 300 acres of land beginning and standing in Chuckatuck Creek by the side of a branch and Lawsons land, October 26, 1666. Isle of Wight County Records In 1675, Giles Bland, agent of John Bland, sold “Basse’s Choice” to Major Thomas Taberer, and Sarah Bland, wife of John, relinquished her dower. In a patent to Taberer in 1681, it was described as beginning at ye mouth of Polentine (Pollington) (1) swamp, which divides ye said Taberer’s land from ye land of Mr. James Day, thence up the said swamp north 32 degrees west, 80 poles to a locust saplin in John Munger’s line, then by Munger’s south west 92 poles to a white oak near ye head of a small gutt, thence down ye said gutt south 25 degrees westerly 60 poles to Hutchinson’s (2) creek, and thence by various courses down ye said creek and ye Crosse creek to ye Maine Pagan creek, then northeast by ye Maine creek side 120 poles to ye mouth of said Taberer’s own creek, then up that creek and Jone’s hole creek to a locust post in ye marsh, and then north 53 degrees west 40 poles to ye first station. Major Taberer left the estate to his grandson, Joseph Copeland, probably a relative of John Copeland visited by Thomas Story. Warrascoyack River as changed to New Town Haven Creek, thence to Pagan Creek. Pagan being originally the name of a point of land. Smithfield was laid out in 1752 by Col. Arthur Smith, and Robert Burwell, Arthur Smith, William Hodsden, James Baker, James Dunlop, James Arthur and Jospeh Bridges were the first trustees. Information from: Records: William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 page 215 Notes for ELIZABETH WALLIS :According to the law of the times, at her husband’s death, the land reverted to the proprietor by escheat. Of the 1650 acres Elizabeth Oudelant was granted 500 acres, 700 acres were granted to Nathan Bacon, 300 to Richard Penny. From: Cavaliers and Pioneers: “The Isle of Wight, VA Patent Book No. 6”

St. Olaf's Old Jewry

St. Olaf’s Old Jewry

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A wonderful read! I have such a difficult time finding answers as most of my close family have passed away.


Nicholas Outland

May 8, 2014

Thanks, Nicholas. I waited until both my parents were dead to begin, which i would not recommend to anyone.



May 8, 2014

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