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Henry HOLLOWELL (1652-1707) m. (1) Elizabeth COTCHING (1655-1692); (2) Elizabeth SCOTT (1675-1726)
s/o Thomas HOLLOWELL (1624-1686) and Mary Alice THEIR (1625-1700)
1-d/o Thomas CUTCHINS (1626-1682) and Elizabeth WHITE (1626- )
2-d/o William SCOTT (1655-1717) and Elizabeth Exum HANBY (1655-1716)
p/o Thomas HOLLOWELL (1696-1743)

1-Children:
1. Elizabeth (1681-1707) m. Richard Ratcliffe 18 7 mo (Sep) 1700

2-Children:
2. John (1694-1784)
3. Thomas (1696-1743) m. Sarah Scutchins, 1717
4. William (1698-1782)
5. Patience

1647 Hollowell family immigrated to VA [NUGENT, NELL MARION.
Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983. p.180 says Apr 1649]

18 Aug 1652 Henry HOLLOWELL born in Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI, Chuckatuck MM, p. 30 (doc)] [VA Yearly Meeting shows parents as Thomas and Alice confirms birth date (doc)] [Henry married 1st Elizabeth Hutchins/Cotching of Nasemond County, Virginia 7 8mo (Oct) 1680, 2nd (Apr) 20 2mo 1693 Elizabeth (Belson) Scott (b.31 6mo 1666) the daughter of Edmond (d.19 1mo (Mar) 1679[8], Nasemond County, Virginia) and Elizabeth Belson. Elizabeth (Belson) Jr. was probably the widow of John Scott, she married 3rd Benjamin Small 1 Dec 1699/1700. She died 25 7mo (Sep) 1717, Nasemond County, Virginia. Children: Elizabeth Hollowell b.1681 m. Richard Ratcliffe 18 7mo (Sep) 1700; John Hollowell b.about 1694; Thomas Hollowell b.about 1696; and William Hollowell b.about 1698.] [Early Quaker Records in Virginia By Miles White Jr. Reprinted 1977, Page 36: From this point on, the records are copied from the other end of the same original book. "Heare is registered the Nativittys of ffreinds children, according as their parents did give it in wrighting." Thomas Hollowell of Elisabeth river and Alice* his wife their childrens nativittys recorded as followeth: Sarah Hollowell daughter of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* borne the first of 11 month 1647 Thomas Hollowell, sonn of the aforesaid Thomas & Alice* was borne the 22th of the first month 1749 Henry Hollowell, m sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* was borne the 18th of the 8th month 1652 John Hollowell, sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* was borne the 22nd of 4th month 1655, and departed this life, the 10th of the 3rd month 1671 Joseph Hollowell, sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* was borne the 15th of the 6th month 1657 Benjamin Hollowell, sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* was borne the 28th of 12 month 1659 Elizabeth Hollowell daughter of the aforesd Tho & Alice* was borne the 9th of the 7th month 1662 Alise Hollowell, daughter of the aforesd Thomas & Alice* was borne the 16th of the 12 month 1664 Edmond Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Tho & Alice* was born the 25th of the 9th month 1667 John Hollowell, sonn of the aforesd tho & Alice* was born the 5th of the 9th month 1672 * Elizabeth has been erased and Alice substituted.

1655 Elizabeth COTCHING (Hutchins) born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia; no children

12 Dec 1675 Elizabeth SCOTT born in Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia, USA (one source says 5 Feb 1686. She was the biological daughter of John SCOTT and Elizabeth BELSON. She married ________ DENSON. SOURCE: Hinshaw, Vol. 6, p. 36. SOURCE: Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, p. 28, 30] Married (2) Benjamin SMALL [Benjamin Small, born about 1674/5; married 1 December 1699/1700 in Chuckatuck Meeting House, Nansemond County, Virginia, Elizabeth Belson, born 31d, 6m, 1666, (daughter of Edmund & Elizabeth Belson) widow/John Scott, (married/1682), & widow/Henry Hollowell (married/1693). She was a Quaker minister about 11 years. She died on the 25d, 7m, 1717. Benjamin was a representative of 1st recorded meeting of Virginia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, held in July 1702. Grandchildren: Mary Small, born 20 January 1702; in Hinshaw Vol VI, not in Southern Historical Association Publication where children are given. Amy Small, born 30d, 1m, 1702; in Southern Historical Association Publications. Hinshaw- she was born 22 January 170_. On 30 December 1723/4 she married William Denson, son of John Denson. Hannah Small, born last day, 3m, 1704; Matthew Small, born about 1674]

7 Aug 1680 Henry HOLLOWELL and Elizabeth COTCHING married at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia ["7 day 8 mo. 1680. Marriage of Henry Hollowell son of Thos. Hollowell of Elizabeth River and Elizabeth Cotching dau. of Thomas Cotching of Chuckatuck in ye Co. at house of Thos. Jordan in Chuckatuck. In congregation: Tho. Hollowell (father); Alice Hollowell (mother); Thos. Hollowell (brother); Phil Howard (brother); Joseph Hollowell, Benj. Hollowell, Dorothy Cotching, Eliz. Cotching (mother); ___ Cotching (mother); Eliza. Hollowell (sister); Sarah Hollowell (sister); Sarah Hollowell (sister)."(Monthly Meeting of Friends, Nansemond Co., VA, p.15, LDS Film #441485)] [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI, Chuckatuck MM, p. 30 says “m. at mtg appointed for the purpose in her mother’s house, Elizabeth Cotching, dt Thomas, dec, of Chuckatuck.” (doc)] [ Baltimore Yearly Meeting pre-separation event for Chuckatuck MM lists parents as Tho Hollowell and Elizabeth River and souse as Elizabeth Cotching d/o Thomas Cotching marriage on 5 Aug 1678 (doc)] [Baltimore Yearly Meeting pre-separation event for Chuckatuck MM lists parents as Tho Hollowell and Elizabeth River and souse as Elizabeth Cotching d/o Thomas Cotching marriage on 7 Oct 1680 (doc)] [Thomas Hollowell, Jr. was a witness to the marriage of his brother, Henry Hollowell, in 1680. Included among the witnesses were two Sarah Hollowell's listed as "sister." One Sarah was probably the wife of Thomas Hollowell, Jr. (Some Marriages In Burned Record Counties of Virginia, Compiled by Virginia Genealogical Society). Thomas Hollowell, Jr. did not attend the wedding of his sister Alice, to John Small in 1688.] [p. 30, Vol. 6, VA, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Dau. of Thomas, deceased. She was married at her mother's home in Chuckatuck.]

1680 dau Elizabeth HOLLOWELL born at Nansemond, Virginia; died 1706 ["Richd. Rattclif the sonn of Richd. Rattclif, Senior of the Terrascoenecks and Elizabeth Hollowell daughter of Henry Hollowell deceased of the Isle of Weight county did propound their marriage before a meeting of men & women friends at our Publick meeting house in Chuckatuck. Itt being one the tenth day of the sixth mo. last Past and coming before the meeting the second time at our above sd. meetinghouse on the 11 day of the 7 mo. they did publish their marriage againe. And were married in his father Richd. Ratclifs owne house on this 18 day of the 7th mo. In the year: 1700. Richd. Rattcliff, Elizabeth Hollowell. Witnesses: Richd. Rattcliff (father), John Ratcliff, Wm. Scott, Isaac Rickesis, Jno. Green, Daniel Sanbourn, Jno. Jordan, Elizabeth Rattclif (mother), James Jordan, Margaret Jordan, Senior, Tho. Page, Margaret Jordan, Junior, Robt. Jordan, Rachel White, Joshua Jordan, Rebecca Rattclif (sister)."(Early Quaker Records in Virginia, Miles White, Jr., p. 20-21). The only other known child of Henry is a son, Thomas, mentioned in the will of his uncle, Joseph Hollowell, in 1704.]

20 Apr 1682 Henry Hollowell patented 118 acres in Lower Norfolk Co.; on the northside of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, 20 Apr. 1682, at head of his father's land and adjacent Murraie's line, along Slawter's line for the transportation of three persons: Henry Creech, his wife, and Stephen Coleman.(Patent Book 7 p. 151, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 2,Nell Marion Nugent, p. 235).

8 Mar 1683 step-son William SCOTT, born in Nansemond Co., VA. He was the biological son of John SCOTT and Elizabeth BELSON. He married Christian JORDAN 28 Jun 1707 in Nansemond Co., VA. She was born 23 Jan1689 in Nansemond Co., VA., the daughter of Robert JORDAN and Christian TABERER. Christian died 12 Jul 1708 in Nansemond Co., VA, at the age of 19. SOURCE: Hinshaw, Vol. 6, p. 36. William Scott, son of John Scott, dec'd. of Nansemond Co. and Christian Jordan, daughter of Robert Jordan married 28 day of 6 mo.1707. (Quaker Records, Minute Book, Lower Virginia Meeting 1673-1709,p. 147).

13 Mar 1686 Henry HOLLOWELL received land of his father in Thomas’ will: Book 5-22 Norfolk, VA: Thomas Hollewell Senor. Of Lower Norfolk County. Book 5 f. 22. Dated 13 Mch. 1686/7. proved 17 May 1687. . . unto my Sonne Henry Hallewell all the Land hee now --- Liveth one & that hee has Cleared and builte upon & all a long to the heather Egde of… proved 17 May 1687]

25 Mar 1687 father Thomas HOLLOWELL died in Lower MM, Chuckatuck, Nansemon d, VA [Thomas Hollowell first appears in Virginia records as one of 23 head rights in the patent of Stephen Gill for 1150 acres of land in Yorke Co., dated 30 Apr. 1649. (VA Patent Bk 2, p. 163, Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. 1, p. 180, Nell Marion Nugent). The date of this patent is not his date of arrival, but the date the patent was actually registered. According to early Virginia law, the patentee must prove that all of the passage fees were paid before the patent was issued, and often they were not registered until years later. Thomas Hollowell's name next appears in Virginia records at a Quarter Court held at James Citty, 30 Oct. 1650? where he was charged 1 bill of 262 (lbs. tobacco). (Book "B" Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 2 November 1646-15 January 1651/2, Mrs. Alice Granbery Walter, p. 154). On 1 Jan. 1652, Thomas Hollowell patented 300 acres of land, described as being a neck of land on the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, bounded with Broad Creek on the southwest and a branch of same creek called the Sedgy Creek on the northeast, for the transportation of six people, by assignment from Richard Startnell. (Patent Book No. 3, p. 148, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1, Nell Marion Nugent, p. 269). March 18, 1662, Thomas Hollowell renewed his original patent for 300 acres and patented an additional 150 acres on Allentons Creek a branch of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, running northeast adjacent the land of Richard Jones and his own land for the transportation of three people: Alice Coly, Sarah Nemerall, and Margaret Royall. (Patent Book 5, p. 319 (307). (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1, Nell Marion Nugent, p. 497). This Alice Coly possibly became his wife, although there is no actual proof to support this assumption. Thomas and Alice were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). On 1672, 10, George Fox wrote a letter from Elizabeth River to friends at Nansemum, addressed to William Denson, William Yarratt, John Porter, George Kemp, Thomas Jordan, Edward Perkins, Wm. Pope, Robert Laurence, and Thomas Hollowell, in which he authorized them "to keep a man's meeting once a quarter, to be held at John Fowler's house, but if that be too farre off then ye may appoint it at Thos. Hollowell's or other place." (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, Hinshaw, pp. 21-22, 29, 30). On the first page of this old book (Register of the original Chuckatuck Quarterly Meeting) is found the following: "This book began with the Yeare 1673 by the motion or order of George Ffox the servant of God." It should be noted, however, that some of the register's data precedes this date by a number of years, the earliest being 1647, which is the birth date of a child of Thomas and Alice Hollowell of Elizabeth River. The last entries are about 1727. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, William Wade Hinshaw, p. 21). Here is registered the Nativittys of friends Children, according to their parents did give in wrighting: Thomas Hollowell of Elisabeth River and Alice (Elizabeth has been erased and Alice substituted) his wife their Childrens Nativittys recorded as followeth: Sarah Hollowell, daughter of the aforesd Thomas & Alice borne the first of 11 month 1647. Thomas Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was borne the 22th of the first month 1649. Henry Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was borne the 18th of the 8th month 1652. John Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was borne the 22th of 4th month 1655, and departed this life the 10th of the 3rd month 1671. Joseph Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was borne the 15th of the 6th month 1657. Benjamine Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was borne the 28th of 12 month 1659. Elizabeth Hollowell daughter of the aforesd Tho: & Alice was borne the 9th of the 7th month 1662. Alise Hollowell daughter of the aforesd Thomas & Alice was born the 16th of the 12 month 1664. Edmond Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Tho: & Alice was born the 15th of the 9th month 1667. John Hollowell sonn of the aforesd Tho: & Alice was borne the 5th of the 9th month 1672. (Early Quaker Records in Virginia, Miles White, Jr., pp. 36-37). In an undated entry, Thos. & Alic(e) Hollowell, his wife, give their "testimony against ye unlawfull marriages of ye hireling priests & our children's behaviur because they did not adorne ye Gospell (of) our Lord Jesus." They stated that they "had no unity with them in this matter," and that "We made a covenant with ye Lord never to goe after them any more." Also mentioned was "those cursed priests who ye Lord hath cursed allredy." (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, William Wade Hinshaw, p. 30). In the library of Friends' House in London, the Quaker "headquarters," there is a letter (Box MSS/38) "From our womans meeting in the western Branch of Nancimund River in Virginia; to the womans meetings in England, in the County of Swarthmore, London, Bristall or else where wee ma bee received in the House of God &c." The body of the letter is entirely religious, with nothing about Virginia or the signers of the letter, but because of the loss of the Nansemond records and the loss of many of the Quaker records of this period, the names themselves are important to genealogists. Friends' House graciously granted permission to publish the letter, in whole or in part. The following is taken verbatim from the letter, although the religious preoration is omitted: "This was ordered of our womans meetting in the western branch of Nancimum in Virginia to be writen & sent to the womans meetings in England. The 11: of the: 4: month: 1679. Francese Denson, Mary Bryan, Alice Hollowell, Elizabeth Bellson, Elizabeth Oudeland, Katharen Denson, Susana Seller, Sarah Denson, Susana Bresey, Margaret Taberer, Mary Crew, Gilion Weakey, Mary Brown, Hanah Web, Elizabeth Larance, Katharen Reecks, Margret Jordan, Elizabeth Godwin, Ellizabeth Ratclif, Hanah Body, Ellizabeth Orey, Elizabeth Bradley, Margery Horning, Sarah Copland, Dorothy Scutchins, Elizabeth Maciney, Alice Sarginor, Jane Cook, Mary Heintzbery, Frances Denson Junior, Mary Pope, Mary Took, Elizabeth Mury, Elizabeth Burge, Frances Whittington, Ruth Gladwell, Mary Laecy, Margret Coker, Ann Richards, Margret Yarratt, Anne Macone, Sarah Campion, Margret Haris. (The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 2, John Frederick Dorman, Editor, p. 135). On the 7 day 8 mo. 1680 is recorded the marriage of Henry Hollowell, son of Thos. Hollowell of Elizabeth River, and Elizabeth Cotching, daughter of Thomas Cotching of Chuckatuck in ye Co. at house of Thos. Jordan in Chuckatuck. In congregation was Tho. Hollowell (father); Alice Hollowell (mother); Thos. Hollowell (brother); Phil Howard (brother); Joseph Hollowell, Benj. Hollowell, Dorothy Cotching, Eliz. Cotching (mother); ____ Cotching (mother); Eliza. Hollowell (sister); Sarah Hollowell (sister); Sarah Hollowell (sister). (Monthly Meeting of Friends, Nansemond Co., VA, p. 15, LDS Film #441485). Thomas Hollowell, Senr., renewed his patent for 450 acres and patented an additional 184 acres situated in Lower Norfolk County on 18 March 1662 for the transportation of John Frost four times. (Patent Book 7, p. 59, Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. 2, p. 214, Nell M. Nugent). 1686/7, 1, 16. The death of Thomas Hollowell (an elder) was reported. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, William Wade Hinshaw, p. 30). The last will and testament of Thomas Hollowell, Senior of Lower Norfolk Co. being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory I do make this my last will and testament following: 1stly I do bequeath both my Soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried and my worldly goods as followeth: 2ndly I do give unto my sonne Henry Hollowell all the Land hee now Liveth on and that hee has Cleared and builte upon and all along to the Weather Edge of the thickett next to his Cleared ground and called ye Great Thicket and soe along to the corner of the Swampe and soe along ye Swampe side to the head of the land taking in the Chinckepin Ridge and the Thickett and all of which land I doo give unto my sonne Henry Hollowell and to his heirs of his body begotten forever and in defaulte of such heirs then the land to go to the next Brother. 3rdly I doo give unto my loving wife Alce Hollowell my plantation I now liveth on and all the rest of my land that I have not given away for my said wife to enjoy and make youse of dureing hurr naturall life and after hurr decease I doo give the said land unto my two Sonnes Edmond Hollowell and John Hollowell to them and to the heirs of their body begotten forever and to be equally divided between my two sonnes Edmond and John with all houses, orchards and fences that I have shall be ye said land and my sonne Edmond to have ye furst choyce and in defaulte of such heirs then ye land to go to ye next brother of the youngest sonne. 4thly I doo give unto my sonn Thomas one cow. 5thly All that is left of my estate of whatsoever nature I do give unto my loving wife Alce Hollowell and after hurr decease of what is then left to be divided equally by two naibors among my five sonns and three daughters named to say: Henry, Joseph, Benjamin, Edmond, and John and my daughters Sarah Howard and Elizabeth and Alce and if aney do so decease before such division then to be divided among them that are heare named and to be then living. Lastly I do appoint my wife Executrix and my sonne Henry executor of this my last will in witness heareof I have set my hand and seale this 23rd day of March 1686. Thomas Hollowell (Seal). Witnesses: Robert Bowers, Henry Bowles, Thos. Hodgis. Proved in Court by all the Endorcers 17th May 1687, Lower Norfolk Co., VA, Deed Book 5, p. 22a). 1700, 9, 19. Alice Hollowell, widow of Thomas Hollowell, deceased the Elder, departed this life this 19 day of the 9 mo. in the yeare 1700. (Early Quaker Records in Virginia, Miles White, Jr., p. 50). Thomas Hollowell, Sr. of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk, Colony of Virginia, was our first Hollowell ancestor to arrive in the Colony of Virginia. He first appears in public records as a "headright" of Stephen Gill in 1649. Before proceeding further, I would like to explain the "headright" system to dispel the misconceptions about Thomas' entry into the Colonies. Virginia law allowed any person paying the cost of passage for himself and/or another person to claim 50 acres of land in the right of the new settler. A voucher to prove "importation" was obtained, and could be transferred by the "importer" (assigned) to anyone else. The land claim did not have to be made promptly after the immigrant arrived. Some of these vouchers changed hands for years before they were ultimately redeemed for land. It should also be noted that by paying the cost of an immigrant's transportation, the "importer" became entitled not only to the headright land, but also to receive service, i.e., labor, from the immigrant for a specified time. If the immigrant was a minor, the time of service ran until the child became an adult, or later than that if the indenture contract so specified. Everyone assumes that Thomas Hollowell and his wife Alice came to Virginia in 1649 and their first two children, Sarah and Thomas, were born before they arrived in the Colony of Virginia. The reference for this assumption is the patent for 1150 acres of land Stephen Gill recorded 30 April 1649 in Yorke Co. for the transportation of 23 persons named in the patent, one of whom was Thos. Hollowell. Much speculation has been made and many theories expounded about how and where Thomas and Alice were married, her maiden name, and how/when the first two children arrived in the colonies. We may never know Alice's maiden name, but it is a certainty that all of the children were born in the colonies. It is definitely a fact that Alice and the two oldest children did not come at the same time as their father, but were not mentioned in the patent. Stephen Gill received 50 acres of land for each person he transported. If you multiply 23 x 50, it equals 1150 acres. Surely Mr. Gill would not have given a "freebie" ride to three persons and deprive himself of an additional 150 acres of land. The date given is when the deed was registered not necessarily the date the people arrived. It was often years later when deeds were actually registered, some having changed hands several times in the interim. Thomas Hollowell's name next appeared in a Quarter Court held at James Citty 30 Oct. about 1650 where he had 1 bill of 265 lbs. of tobacco. (Book B, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 2 November 1646-15 Januqry 1651/2). It would have been almost impossible in a little over a year for Thomas to have come into the colonies in 1649, work off his passage price, obtain land, plant and harvest a crop of tobacco large enough to have the 262 pounds of tobacco available to pay the bill mentioned above. The most logical explanation is that Thomas was here before 1649 when the deed was registered. It is also unfortunate that the records of Yorke and Nansemond Counties are no longer extant for they would certainly be able to shed some insight into solving the many mysteries surrounding the early settlers. It is a well-known and much documented fact that Thomas Hollowell and his wife, Alice, were members of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers. On 12 November 1663, Thomas Hollowell and his wife were arrested by Thomas Lovell the Underschrieve for Lower Norfolk County where several people called "Quakers" were meeting unlawfully. This proves that Thomas and Alice were actively pursuing their religious beliefs. When George Fox, the Society of Friend's founder, visited the Colony of Virginia in 1672, he found followers firmly settled, and in his famous letter written to Friends in the area, suggests that a permanent meeting house be built and proposed Thomas Hollowell's house at Elizabeth River could be used until a permanent structure could be completed. George Fox mandated that a permanent record should be kept. The names and birth dates of Thomas and Alice Hollowell's children were inscribed as one of the first entries of the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, the oldest Quaker record in Virginia. On the first page of the old book [Register of the original Chuckatuck Quarterly Meeting] is found the following: "This book began with the Yeare 1672 by the motion or order of George Ffox the servant of God." It should be noted, however, that some of the data precedes this date by a number of years, the earliest date being 1647, which is the birth date of a child of Thomas and Alice Hollowell of Elizabeth River(Hinshaw, Vol. 6, p. 21). Source: The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup – 172 Allied families - Compiled by William Jessup Cleaver, 1989. In April of 1649 Thomas and his family, Alce and two small children Sarah and Thomas were transported to the Virginia Colony by Stephen Gill. They settled on the west side of Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in what was called Lower Norfolk County. In order to encourage settlement in the colony, patents of fifty acres were made for each person "transported at his own cost." After Thomas and his family were so "transported", he apparently arranged for passage of friends or indentured servants totalling thirteen people, thus he was granted from 1-11-1652 through 9-27-1680, six hundred fifty acres. The Society of Friends was introduced into Virginia in 1656 by the missionary Elizabeth Harris of London. She was followed by a number of others and George Fox made his memorable trip in 1672. Although there was no specific law against Quakers prior to 1660, the Colony generally followed England and New England in making life difficult and dangerous for Friends. In 1660 when the Royalist party returned, Sir William Berkeley, and inveterate for of Quakerism, was appointed Governor of Virginia and the first act of the assembly was the infamous law directed against Quakers which began "Whereas, there is an unreasonable and turbulent sort of people commonly called Quakers who contrary to law, do daily gather unto them unlawful assemblies and congregations of people, teaching and publishing lies, miracles, false visions, prophecies and doctrines, which have influence upon the communities of men both ecclesiastical and civil... leaving it arbitrarty to every vain and vicious person whether men shall be safe, laws established, offenders punished and governor's rule, thereofre...etc." Stiff penalties were set including fines for captains whose ships should bring Quakers to Virginia. Meetings were broken up, property confiscated, people imprisoned and whipped. Sometimes the legal authorities led these assaults, but often mobs of bigots started the difficulties. But Quakers continued to organize. George Fox's organizing letter names the house of Thomas Hollowell as a place of General Meeting and in 1678 Alice Hollowell's house of Elizabeth River was cited as a meeting place for Chuckatuck meetings. Thomas and Alice were original members of Chuckatuck Meeting and both of them were named elders.]

Bef 1692 Elizabeth COTCHING died (age 37) at Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia

20 Feb 1693 Henry HOLLOWELL and Elizabeth SCOTT married in Suffolk City, VA. Elizabeth (Belson) Scott (b.31 6mo 1666) the daughter of Edmond (d.19 1mo (Mar) 1679[8], Nasemond County, Virginia) and Elizabeth Belson. Elizabeth (Belson) Jr. was probably the widow of John Scott, she married 3rd Benjamin Small 1 Dec 1699/1700. Henry Hollowell of Elizabeth River & Elizabeth Scott of Nansemon county did propound their marriage at a meeting of men & women at the howse of Thomas Tookes on the 9th day of the first month Last and at a meeting at Isaac Reecks the 13th day of this Instant they published there Marriage ye second time and were married in his house on the20th day of the 2 month: 1693. Henry Hollowell, Elizabeth Scott. Witnesses: Nathan Newby, John Evans, Thomas Jordan, Benjamine Small, Henry Hackly, Sara Ratliff, John Mackwilliams, Thomas Duke, Elizabeth Newby, Isaac Reekesis, Robert Montgomery, Dorrithy Bufkin. (
Early Quaker Records in Virginia, Miles White, Jr., pp. 10-11). Elizabeth BELSON married (1) John SCOTT 19 Aug 1682 in Nansemond Co., VA. He was the son of William SCOTT. John died after 1690 in Nansemond Co., VA. SOURCE: 1682, 8, 19. John Scott, son of William, Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co.; married in her mother's house at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., at a mtg appointed for the purpose, Elizabeth Belson, daughter of Elizabeth, Nansemond. Lists names and birthdates of children. (Hinshaw, Vol. 6, p. 27, 36). 1682, 8, 19. Elizabeth Belson daughter of Elizabeth, Nansemond Co.; married John Scott. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, William Wade Hinshaw, p. 27). Elizabeth BELSON SCOTT HOLLOWELL married (3) Benjamin SMALL 1 Dec1699/1700 in Nansemond Co., VA. SOURCE: Benjamine Small & Elizabeth Hallowell of Nanzemund county propounded their marriage before a meeting of friends both men & women in ye publick Meeting howse at Chuckatuck on ye ninth day of the twelfth month last and coming before the Meeting the second time in ye publick meeting howse at Chuckatuck they did publish their marriage againe on the ninth day of this Instant and were married in ye sd meeting howse on this twelft day of ye first month 1699. Benjamine Small, Elizabeth Hollowell. Witnesses: Edmond Belson, Joshua Jordan, Robert Jordan, Hames Munkly, John Small,Alice Small, Matthew Small, Margaret Jordan, John Jordan, ElizabethPorter, James Jordan, Katherine Bullock, Benjamine Jordan, Jean Belson, Samuel Jordan, Elizabeth Hollowell, William Scott, Mary Ratliff. (Early Quaker Records in Virginia, Miles White, Jr., p. 15). Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, p. 27, 36. 1717, 7, 25. Elizabeth (Belson) Small, daughter Edmond & Mary Belson,died. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6, Hinshaw, p.__). Elizabeth Small, wife of Benjamin Small of Nansemond County, born 31st of 6th mo. 1666. Her parents Edmund and Elizabeth Betson (Belson) were pious friends; taken ill the 21st of the seventh month 1717, being the first day of the yearly-meeting at Chuckatuck... quietly departed the 25th of the 7th month (1717), aged 52, a minister about 11 years. (A Collection of Memorials... of the People Called Quakers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Parts Adjacent, from Nealy the First Settlement thereof to the year 1787). [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI, Chuckatuck MM, p. 30 says “Henry, Elizabeth River; m in a mtg appointed in his howse, Elizabeth Scott, Nansemond Co.”(doc)]

1694 son John HOLLOWELL born at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA; died 1784 at Perquimans, North Carolina

1696 son Thomas HOLLOWELL born at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA; died 1743 at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA; married 1717 Sarah SCUTCHINS at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA

1698 son William HOLLOWELL born at New Kent, New Kent, Virginia (one source says 1707); died 1782 at Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia

nd dau Patience HOLLOWELL born

aft 1707 Henry HOLLOWELL died (age 54) at Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia

1726 Elizabeth SCOTT died (age 50) at Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia (one source says 25 Sep 1717 at Nansemond, VA)