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Nathan E NEWBY (1665-1734) m. Elizabeth HOLLOWELL (1662-1720)
s/o William NEWBY (1630-1704) and Isabel TURNER (1630-1701)
d/o Thomas HOLLOWELL (1624-1686) and Mary Alice THEIR (1625-1700)
p/o Rachel NEWBY (1689-1750)

19 Jul 1662 Elizabeth HOLLOWELL born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI, Chuckatuck MM, p.30: (doc)] [Quaker Virginia Yearly MM, Pre-separation; confirms birth date and parents names (doc)]

1 Aug 1665 Nathan E NEWBY born at Nansemond, Virginia [Nathan’s parents: William NEWBY was born about 1630 probably in England. He died about 1704 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. William married Isabell [-?-] about 1655 in Virginia. Isabell was born about 1630. She died between 1687 when she witnessed the marriage of her son, Nathan, and 1701 the date of her husband’s second marriage in Perquimans. They lived in Nasemond and Isle of Wight Counties in Virginia before moving to Perquimans County, North Carolina. William marrried 2nd Jane Byer 3 7mo (Sep) 1701, Perquimans Monthly Meeting. Jane had a son named William Moore to whom she gave a patent of land on 12 Aug (they weren’t married yet, I wonder if this should have been 8th month, Oct) 1701, "from me and my now husband, William Newby, after the death of both of us." "At a court Hould For ye Pcinct of Perquimans at ye House of Thomas Nichols ye Recent Monday In Aprill 1696. Present ye Justices of ye Court." "Jane Byer proved Rites for nine psons transported Into this county whose names ar underwreten and Asigned to timothy Cleare vis his selfe, Richard Byer, Lawrence Nogell, Jane Byer, Robert Boge, Wm Boge, Margaret Boge, William Moore, James Loadman. Timothy Clare proves one Write for his wife Elizabeth… They would be elligible for 50 acres per headrite. William and Isabel’s names were on the marriage certificate of their son Nathan, who married Elizabeth Hollowell on the 13 10mo (Dec) 1687. In 1704 William purchased an acre of land from William Bogue for use of the Quakers (Wells Meeting House), Perquimans. From the
History of Perquimans County, North Carolina by Mrs. Watson Winslow: A Henry Newby was transported to Virginia in the Thomas & John on 6 Jan 1635. A William Newby came from London to New England in Mary, & John on 24 Mar 1633, age 24. (Hotten.) The records of Nansemond County, Virginia show that William Newby was a resident of said county 13 10mo (Dec) 1684, when he witnessed a marriage with his wife, Izabell at Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting. As neither of his two sons, had a wife by that name, and the name of Isabel came down in the family for several generations, among his descendants, it seems natural to assume that this "Izabell" was William Newby's wife. There may be deeds that also confirm this. His sons named on Chuckatuck Register were Gabriel, who was the first to migrate to Perquimans and Nathan, who was a Quaker minister about 1707. In the book Early Quaker Records in Virginia compiled by Miles White, Jr. there is a Jonathan Newby also listed as a witness to the marriage of Leavin Bufkin and Dorrithy Newby daughter of William 17 2mo (Apr) 1688. Another possible child for William and Isabell is Samuel who is mentioned in this book, and Edward who died about 1702 in Surry County, Virginia. There was a Thomas Newby living in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 1671, who may also have been related and a Thomas Newby of Virginia mentioned in Perquimans County, North Carolina records.] [He was the Recorder at the Pagan Creek Monthly Meeting in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, in 1702. At a Meeting of the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, in 1707, the Quakers assembled registered their opinion of Nathan Newby in these words: "To the best of our judg'mts Nathan Newby is a man that fears the Lord, we believe his call to the Ministry and we desire the Lord to Prosper him and bee with him, to the end of his daies." Perquimans historian Mrs. Winston Winslow says that he moved to North Carolina about 1707 and settled on the east bank of the Perquimans River where he ran a ferry service across the river from what was called Newbys Point to Phelps Point on the west bank. He also built the first jail in Hertford He attended the Welles Monthly Meeting and occasionally the Piney Woods Monthly Meeting

1675 Elizabeth HOLLOWELL listed in Chuckatuck MM records and lists birth date and birth location as Suffolk City, VA (doc)]

13 Oct 1687 Nathan E NEWBY and (1) Elizabeth HOLLOWELL married at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia Ione source says 13 Dec 1687 at Elizabeth’s mother's house in Chuckatuck, VA) [Elizabeth Hollowell married Nathan Newby on October 13, 1687. The marriage is recorded in Early Quaker Records, pg. 12 as "Nathan Newby the sonn of William Newby of Nanzemund County & Elizabeth Hollowell ye daughter of alce Hollowell of Elizabeth River did publish their Marriage at a meeting of men & women frends at Danfell Sanburns howse on the thirteenth day of ye Eaight month of this date and coming before the meeting the second time at William Cookes in Isle aweight county they did publish there Marriage againe on the tenth day of the ninth after and were married in hir Mothers house on this thirteenth day of the tenth month in the yeare 1687"] [Chuckatuck Nansemond Quaker Records state 13 Dec 1678 at Suffolk City, VA (home of Hollowell parents) shows full marriage intention statement (doc)] [Page 33, Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia, recorded on 13 October 1687 that Nathan Newby, son of William Newby of Nansemond County, Virginia, was married to Elizabeth Hollowell in her mothers house, Alice Hollowell of Elizabeth River, Nansemond County, Virginia.] (Quaker Meeting Records, p.102 (doc)) [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. VI, Chuckatuck MM, p.30: (doc)]

1688 son Thomas NEWBY born at Virginia; died 1735; married Sarah SCOTT in 1700; He may have married [2) Mary Pretlow on 3 9mo (Nov) 1743 at Pagan Creek MM, Virginia.

Jan 1689 dau Rachel NEWBY born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia; died 25 Jun 1750 at Perquimans, NC; married Peter PEARSON in 1709 at Nansemond, VA [Peter Pearson, who came to Virginia from Cumberland, England, about 1701, presented a letter from Friends at Pardshow Cragg, said county, to the Monthly Meeting in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, setting forth the fact that Peter Pearson the bearer thereof, who hath in Mind to remove to America, is descended of Honest Parents, who hath been Serviceable Among us, and we are Loath to part with him, who has been of Blameless Conversation. Peter Pearsons Will that was probated in Perquimans County, North Carolina on 21 April 1735, names sons: Jonathan, Nathan, Peter, John and Bailey; daughters: Rachel and Mary. His wife is not named but survived him by 15 years. Rachel Pearson Exhibited the Will of her deceased husband Peter Pearson, in Court in 1735. Peter Pearson, who came to Virginia from Cumberland, England, abot 1701, presented a letter from Friends at Pardshow Cragg, said county, to the Monthly Meeting in the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, setting forth the fact that Peter Pearson the bearer thereof, who hath in Mind to remove to America, is descended of Honest Parents, who hath been Serviceable Among us, and we are Loath to part with him, who has been of Blameless Conversation. Peter Pearsons Will that was probated in Perquimans County, North Carolina on 21 April 1735, names sons: Jonathan, Nathan, Peter, John and Bailey; daughters: Rachel and Mary. His wife is not named but survived him by 15 years. Rachel Pearson Exhibited the Will of her deceased husband Peter Pearson, in Court in 1735. Page 34 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia, recorded on 25 July 1707 that Peter Pearson produced a certificate from Monthly Meeting "at Pardshaw Cragg in Cumberland, England", dated thus. Abstract of Peter Pearson Will. Peters Will was filed and recorded in Perquimans County Court House, Hertford, North Carolina: Filed: 1 March 1751, Probated in the April Court 1755. Peter names his sons: Jonathan, Nathan and Peter. Daughters: Rachel, Mary and Betty Pearson. Brother: Nathan Newby. Wife and Ececutrix: not named. Witnesses: Jesse Newby, William Bogue and William Haskit. Clerk of the Court: James Craven. Page 67 of Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol I, Perquimans Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, North Carolina, recorded on 7 November 1746 that Peter Pearson was reported for marrying out of the society. Paper of condemnation accepted on 2 June 1749.

1689 dau Mary NEWBY born at Nansemond, Virginia, died 7 Nov 1753 at Perquimans, NC

13 Jan 1689 son William NEWBY born at Perquimans, NC; died 27 Jan 1719 at Perquimans, North Carolina

1690 son Nathan NEWBY born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia; died 1 Apr 1735 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married Keziah PIRCE on 6 Sep 1752

1690 son Francis NEWBY born at Piney Woods MM, Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1752 at Perquimans, North Carolina

1693 son Joseph NEWBY born at Pasquotank, North Carolina; died 20 Jan 1733 at Perquimans, North Carolina

11 Nov 1696 Nathan NEWBY probate record at Nansemond, VA: Master, Book 6-96; prove date 17 May 1697; occupation Smith

1698 Nathan NEWBY took trip with Rev Thomas Story from Chuckatuck to head of Perquimans Creek.

11 Aug 1699 Nathan denied the “many reports that I have been the death of my negroe” [Page 33, Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia]

nd son Peter NEWBY born at VA

nd son Perquimans NEWBY born at VA

nd son John NEWBY born

nd dau Rebecca NEWBY born at VA

9 Aug 1701 Page 33, Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Virginia, on 9 August 1701, Nathan Newby, a minister, upheld in his ministry (of which there had been some complaint) by a committee appointed by Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting.

1702 He was the Recorder at the Pagan Creek Monthly Meeting in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, in 1702

3 Feb 1702 Nathan gave 500 lbs of tobacco toward the building of a MH on the south branch of the Nansemond River on Levin Buskin’s plantation; he was a member of this Preparatory Meeting (
Early Quaker Records in Virginia, p. 5: doc)

3 Jul 1702 Page 33, Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia, recorded on 3 July 1702, Nathan Newby signed order for Virginia Yearly Meeting ordering representatives from every Monthly Meeting to appear at its session in Isle of Wight Meeting House and give account of their meetings; he appeared to be clerk of the Yearly Meeting.

25 Jul 1702 Nathan signed an order for Virginia Yearly Meeting ordering representatives from every MM to appear at its session in Isle of Wight MH and give account of their meeting; he was probably the clerk of the Yearly Meeting

1707 At a Meeting of the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, in 1707, the Quakers assembled registered their opinion of Nathan Newby in these words: "To the best of our judg'mts Nathan Newby is a man that fears the Lord, we believe his call to the Ministry and we desire the Lord to Prosper him and bee with him, to the end of his daies."

9 Aug 1707 Page 33, Hinshaw Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia, recorded on 9 August 1707 that Nathan Newby, a minister, upheld in his ministry (of which there had been some complaint) by a committee appointed by the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Nansemond County, Virginia. “Att A mans meeting att Chuckatuck in the County of nanzemond held the 9 of the 8 mo 1707 That wereas some friends being Disattisfied as concer nathan newby testimony Complaint Being made to ye monthly meeting Before this the meeting was Pleased to Defere itt to this meeting above mentioned for A further Consideration & a Careful enquiry being made as Concer the matter the meeting was Pleased in order to Proceed to Putt & end to this difference some friends being Appoynted for that Purpose & did Proceed in order their unto according to the best of their Judg'mt & wee the subscribers doe give our sence & jud'mt Concerning our friend nathan newby that thee is a man that feares the Lord and that his Call is to the ministry and that itt is of God and that hee has A share with the Rest of his Brethren in the ninistry & that it is our sence & judg'mt that hee ought not to bee made & offender for the word or the like & tho some doe say that they doe not Receive Refresment from his ministry others say they have Received Refresment from his --through his ministry & hee allwaies Appeared to us the subscribers to bee willing to spend & to bee spent for the honnor & Glory of God And wee dare not disencourage him in his testimony but desieres that the Lord may Prosper him and bee with him to the end of his daies desiering that hee may be Carefull neither to outgoe his Gide nor linger behind him sence hee that makes hast may miss his way And hee that stayes behind lose his Gide and this is our sence & Judgment And if any amongst us friend or friends should Aproach unto the Lord in prayer and if any Amongst us Profesing Truth with should att any time sitt with their hatts on in the time of Prayer unsattisfied with the friend so concerned that they ought to be brought to Jud'mt except the friend is denied by a meeting of friends Witnesses: Isaaac Rickes, Jn Small, Sarah Sanbourn, Daniell Sanbourn, Richard Rattliff, John Porter.”

1707 Perquimans historian Mrs. Winston Winslow says that he moved to North Carolina about 1707 and settled on the east bank of the Perquimans River where he ran a ferry service across the river from what was called Newbys Point to Phelps Point on the west bank. He also built the first jail in Hertford. He attended the Welles Monthly Meeting and occasionally the Piney Woods Monthly Meeting.

1708 No. 284. "Samuel Bond, & Elizabeth my wife of Perq precinct, to John Pricklowe of same, all Right in a Tract of Land on Cypress Swamp - 625a, adj land of Gabriel, & Nathan Newby." 13d, mo 1708. Test. Wm Bogue, Peter Albertson. (doc: Abstracts-Deed Book A; Perquimans, NC Part 3 of 3)]

23 Dec 1714 A list of Patents granted for Land in this colony by " The Honorable Alexander Spotswood, His majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of this Dominion", 485 acres in Nansemond County, Virginia, to Nathan Newby on 23 December 1714. (Louis des Cognets, Jr.,
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, 1958 Louis des Cognets, Jr, Princeton, NJ, Page 102.)

8 Aug 1716 No. 387. Thomas Elliott of N. C. "for Love I bear my son Win Elliott of Afore' Have given, Part of Tract, Granted to me Aug 27, 1714, in Perq Pre'ct, on Nathan Newbys line, & the line of James Thigpen - 200a "with all appurtenances." 8d 8mo 1716. Test. Jo. Jessop, Richard Leary. Margaret Elliott her dower right. (doc: Abstracts-Deed Book A; Perquimans, NC Part 3 of 3)]

1720 Elizabeth HOLLOWELL died at Nansemond, Virginia

3 Aug 1720 Nathan E NEWBY and (2) Mary TOMS sign marriage intention at Perquimans MM (doc) [Nathan Newby [Jr.], late of Nansemond in Virginia, son of Nathan of ye same place, married Mary Tomes of North Carolina, daughter of Francis Tomes of ye same place aforesaid, at the meeting house in Perquimans. (
Quaker Marriage Certificates Pasquotank, Perquimans, Piney Woods and Suttons Creek Monthly Meetings, North Carolina 1677-1800, Gwen Boyer Bjorkman, p. 99).

1 Oct 1720 Nathan E NEWBY married (2) Mary TOMS at Perquimans, North Carolina (she married (2) Samuel MOORE in abt 1735)
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Perquimans MM, p.5 (doc)] [Perquimans/Piney Woods MM marriage record (doc)]

3 Feb 1734 Nathan E NEWBY died at Little River, Floyd, Virginia
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Perquimans MM, p.90b (doc-states 3 Feb 1737 at Perquimans MM)] [Perquimans MM records states 3 Apr 1735 (doc)]

1 Apr 1735 Nathan NEWBY Will Abstract: Perquimans Co. October Court 1735. Sons: Thomas (plantation on Cypress Swamp), Francis (“land whereon I now live”), Nathan (230 ac of land). Daughter: Mary NEWBY. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executor: Thomas NEWBY (brother) and Zachariah NIXON. Witnesses: Zachariah NIXON, Senr. Francis TOMES, Mary GIBBENS. Clerk of the Court: James Craven. (doc)