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David Crawley d Halifax Co and Lucy Jones

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David Crawley d Halifax Co and Lucy Jones

Posted: 1543883264000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jones, Crawley, Dolling
I think I have finally untangled this mess. It all revolves around the Indian trade business and transporting the goods. Henry Jones d 1739 Bertie Co was an Indian trader. He sold land at Mount Royal on N side of Roanoke River to David Crawley, another Indian trader of Pr Geo Co, VA. That David Crawley died 1725 leaving a will. His son David (Jr) was still a minor. Instead of becoming an Indian trader, he became a mariner and shipped the trade goods, probably up and down the east coast, but that's not actually stated in the records. He continued to live in Pr Geo Co. Henry Jones died in 1739 and his son John Jones took over his Indian trade business with Capt Samuel Dolling shipping goods to England for him. It seems that David Crawley (Jr) was also doing some shipping for him. John Jones "retired" to land on Marsh Swamp in Edgecombe Co (soon Halifax). In 1757, Edward Robertson [sic] sold land adjoining John Jones to David Crawley. He had moved there after selling his father's land in Brunswick Co in 1746 (previously Surry Co). This is the record that identifies him as a mariner. John Jones died shortly before 1760 leaving a will that was mentioned in the records but never recorded. Other records prove (among others) a son Dolling Jones and a daughter Lucy Jones who sold an inherited tract of land together. Dolling was no doubt named for Capt Samuel Dolling. John Jones' daughter Lucy was David's girlfriend. The Jones and Crawleys had known each other and worked together for many years. For complete records, see http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~fcharper/genealogy/JonesandWo...

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