The Seagraves Family

This is A Work in Progress Jim Seagraves and Louanne Seagraves Love are working on this. Contact us at louanne.love@yahoo.com or jfsea@hotmail.com

William Segrave, Sr.

Male 1702 - possibly late 1760s


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name William Segrave 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born possibly Abt 1702  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Segrave was born to Francis, Sr. & Lucretia Segraves either in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina or Isle of Wight County, Virginia. William was either not yet born or old enough to have been noted as a member of the family when Francis, Sr. obtained writs to transport his family from Isle of Wight County to Perquimans Precinct, Colony of North Carolina in January 1697. He was named as co-executor of his father's will in 1725 suggesting that he had at least reached adulthood by then, so, arbitrarily, 1702 has been selected as a possible birth year and Virginia as his birthplace.
    Gender Male 
    Marriage #1 Prior to 1766 
    William Seagraves married a Sarah LNU, probably in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 
    Probate- Witness to Will 4 Mar 1718  Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    William Segraves is mentioned as a Witness to the will of Tomas Bowlls.  
    Will Proved or Recorded 22 Jan 1727  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    When his father's will was proved 22 January 1727 in court in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, William was co-executor with his mother, Lucretia. He was to receive an equal one-seventh share of the estate if his mother, Lucretia, remarried; to be split among Lucretia, and six named children: William, Elizabeth, Frances, Ann, Susannah, and Sarah. 
    Property Event 20 Aug 1743  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William Seagroves purchased 100 acres on Blackwater branches from Thomas Applewhaite from the Land Patent of 925 acres granted to Henry Applewhaite. The property was bounded by Mathew Westraw, Edward Westraw & Richard West. Witnesses: Wm Pearce and John Stephens. 
    Property Event 10 Jun 1746  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Seagraves was witness to a land sale: John Pearce and Esther Pearce (his wife) sold 239 acres to Nathan Pearce on Cypress Swamp (being part of a patent granted George Pearce 9 September 1684) adjoining William Seagrave. Witnesses: Jacob (X) Stephens, William Powell, and William (X) Seagraves. The above transaction is from the same patent granted to George Pearce in 1687, which Francis Seagraves [probably Francis, Jr.] purchased from Joshua and Grace Powell in 1740; described as adjoining the William Seagraves? property in 1746. Note the William Powell mentioned as a neighbor, who might be the William Powel from the Jan 1697 travel Writ. 
    Property Event 7 Dec 1750  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    William Segrave appraised land for William Pope. The estate was appraised by Ratclif Boon, Jr., John Wheeler & William Segrave. Signed by John Pope & Ordered Dec 6, 1750. 
    Property Event 2 Nov 1752  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Segrave appraised estate for John Pearce. The estate was appraised by Thomas Inglish, William Segrave & William Gay. The appraisal was signed by Hester Pierce.  
    Property Event 5 Dec1757  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Segraves witness the sale by Nathan Pearce of 100 acres in Northampton County, North Carolina to William Bracy.  
    Property Event 5 Jan 1758  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    William Seagraves witnessed the sale of 100 acres on Cypress Swamp by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County, North Carolina, to William Bracy of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Bounds: Seagraves and Jones. Signed: Nathan (X) Pearce. Witnesses: Hardy Edwards, and Edmund Westray. 
    Property Event 20 Feb 1758  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    William Seagroves of Isle of Wight County, Virginia purchased 240 acres on the Fork of Great Branch in Northampton County, North Carolina from Thomas Green of Northampton County. This is also possibly be William, Jr. his son. 
    Property Event 7 Dec 1759  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    William Segrave appraised land for the estate of Richard Teasley. The estate was appraised by Jacob Jones, William Raiford, Jr. & William Segrave.  
    Property Event 3 Mar 1760  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    William Seagrave witnessed a memorandum recorded by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County that the 200 acres on the East side of the main Blackwater River, sold to Robert Holland of Isle of Wight County in 1757 was delivered. 
    Property Event 3 Mar 1760  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    William Seagraves was a witness to a sale by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County, North Carolina of 100 acres on the east side of the main Blackwater River to Robert Holland of Isle of Wight County, Virginia for 11. Bounds: Dirty Branch, Thomas Inglish, and main road. The land was part of patent granted George Pearce, Blacksmith, who gave it to Philip Pearce on 9 September 1684. Signed by: Nathan (backward N, his mark) Pearce. Witnesses: John Elay, Edmund Westray, and William Seagraves. 
    Property Event Jan 1763  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    William Segraves purchased 161 acres of land in Northampton County, North Carolina from Samuel Hayes. This land included part of Wicocana Swamp. James Park was a neighbor. Witnesses included: John Wade and Nathan Pierce. This transaction could be one that William Jr. his son made but there is no clear way to determine which of them made this purchase. 
    Property Event 31 Jan 1763  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    William Seagraves is listed as a witness to the sale of 102 acres by Samuel Hayes of Northampton County, North Carolina to Nathan Pearce of same for 3 Virginia money. The land had been patented in 1760 by Samuel Hayes and bounded by said Pearce, Murfree's road, and Joseph Smith. Signed by Samuel (X) Hayes. Witnesses: John Wade and William (X) Seagraves. This is also possibly William, Jr. his son. 
    Property Event 17 Oct 1766  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    William Segraves, Sr. and his wife, Sarah, sold of 140 acres of land in Northampton County, North Carolina on Great Branch, to William Webb of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. This land was part of a 640 acre land grant to Joseph Parsons in 1740. Witnesses included: William Segraves, Jr., George Barclay and James Faison, Jr.  
    Property Event 24 Feb 1768  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    William Segraves, Sr. gave as a gift 100 acres of land to Jacob Segraves, who was probably his son. 
    • "it being part of a tract of land formerly belonging unto Tho's Green...together with all houses Orchards Gardens woods ways & waters with all other rights properties profits commodities & all other advantages to the said land...this is my gift to him the said Jacob Segraves..."
    Died possibly late 1760s  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Segraves, Sr. is believed to have died, probably in Northampton County, North Carolina, in the late 1760s after settling his major property holdings on his sons, William, Jr. and Jacob.
    Person ID I624  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 31 May 2017 

    Father Francis Segrave, Sr.,   b. Abt 1668,   d. Abt 1726, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucretia LNU 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married
    • It is unknown where or when Francis, Sr. married Lucretia. No records have been found that mention them and no record of a Lucretia appears in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia records that could be her.
      It can be assumed based on guesses of the ages of their children, that they married in the 1680s and that it was possibly in Isle of Wight County. She first appears as Francis' wife in the transportation writs of January 1697 when he is taking his family from Isle of Wight County to Perquimans Precinct in neighboring North Carolina.
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah LNU 
    Married Bef 1730 
    • Sarah is named as William's wife in a land sale dated 17 Oct 1766 in Northampton County, North Carolina. They might have been married before 1730, possibly in Isle of Wight Co., VA.
    Children 
     1. William Segraves, Jr.,   b. Abt 1730, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Samuel Seagraves,   b. Abt 1743,   d. Bef April 1817, Allen County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Jacob Seagraves,   b. Abt 1744, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - possibly Abt 1702 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate- Witness to Will - William Segraves is mentioned as a Witness to the will of Tomas Bowlls. - 4 Mar 1718 - Norfolk County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Proved or Recorded - When his father's will was proved 22 January 1727 in court in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, William was co-executor with his mother, Lucretia. He was to receive an equal one-seventh share of the estate if his mother, Lucretia, remarried; to be split among Lucretia, and six named children: William, Elizabeth, Frances, Ann, Susannah, and Sarah. - 22 Jan 1727 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagroves purchased 100 acres on Blackwater branches from Thomas Applewhaite from the Land Patent of 925 acres granted to Henry Applewhaite. The property was bounded by Mathew Westraw, Edward Westraw & Richard West. Witnesses: Wm Pearce and John Stephens. - 20 Aug 1743 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagraves was witness to a land sale: John Pearce and Esther Pearce (his wife) sold 239 acres to Nathan Pearce on Cypress Swamp (being part of a patent granted George Pearce 9 September 1684) adjoining William Seagrave. Witnesses: Jacob (X) Stephens, William Powell, and William (X) Seagraves. The above transaction is from the same patent granted to George Pearce in 1687, which Francis Seagraves [probably Francis, Jr.] purchased from Joshua and Grace Powell in 1740; described as adjoining the William Seagraves? property in 1746. Note the William Powell mentioned as a neighbor, who might be the William Powel from the Jan 1697 travel Writ. - 10 Jun 1746 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segrave appraised land for William Pope. The estate was appraised by Ratclif Boon, Jr., John Wheeler & William Segrave. Signed by John Pope & Ordered Dec 6, 1750. - 7 Dec 1750 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segrave appraised estate for John Pearce. The estate was appraised by Thomas Inglish, William Segrave & William Gay. The appraisal was signed by Hester Pierce. - 2 Nov 1752 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segraves witness the sale by Nathan Pearce of 100 acres in Northampton County, North Carolina to William Bracy. - 5 Dec1757 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagraves witnessed the sale of 100 acres on Cypress Swamp by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County, North Carolina, to William Bracy of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Bounds: Seagraves and Jones. Signed: Nathan (X) Pearce. Witnesses: Hardy Edwards, and Edmund Westray. - 5 Jan 1758 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagroves of Isle of Wight County, Virginia purchased 240 acres on the Fork of Great Branch in Northampton County, North Carolina from Thomas Green of Northampton County. This is also possibly be William, Jr. his son. - 20 Feb 1758 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segrave appraised land for the estate of Richard Teasley. The estate was appraised by Jacob Jones, William Raiford, Jr. & William Segrave. - 7 Dec 1759 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagrave witnessed a memorandum recorded by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County that the 200 acres on the East side of the main Blackwater River, sold to Robert Holland of Isle of Wight County in 1757 was delivered. - 3 Mar 1760 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagraves was a witness to a sale by Nathan Pearce of Northampton County, North Carolina of 100 acres on the east side of the main Blackwater River to Robert Holland of Isle of Wight County, Virginia for 11. Bounds: Dirty Branch, Thomas Inglish, and main road. The land was part of patent granted George Pearce, Blacksmith, who gave it to Philip Pearce on 9 September 1684. Signed by: Nathan (backward N, his mark) Pearce. Witnesses: John Elay, Edmund Westray, and William Seagraves. - 3 Mar 1760 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segraves purchased 161 acres of land in Northampton County, North Carolina from Samuel Hayes. This land included part of Wicocana Swamp. James Park was a neighbor. Witnesses included: John Wade and Nathan Pierce. This transaction could be one that William Jr. his son made but there is no clear way to determine which of them made this purchase. - Jan 1763 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Seagraves is listed as a witness to the sale of 102 acres by Samuel Hayes of Northampton County, North Carolina to Nathan Pearce of same for 3 Virginia money. The land had been patented in 1760 by Samuel Hayes and bounded by said Pearce, Murfree's road, and Joseph Smith. Signed by Samuel (X) Hayes. Witnesses: John Wade and William (X) Seagraves. This is also possibly William, Jr. his son. - 31 Jan 1763 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segraves, Sr. and his wife, Sarah, sold of 140 acres of land in Northampton County, North Carolina on Great Branch, to William Webb of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. This land was part of a 640 acre land grant to Joseph Parsons in 1740. Witnesses included: William Segraves, Jr., George Barclay and James Faison, Jr. - 17 Oct 1766 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty Event - William Segraves, Sr. gave as a gift 100 acres of land to Jacob Segraves, who was probably his son. - 24 Feb 1768 - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - possibly late 1760s - Northampton County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, p. 82.

    2. [S120] Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Deeds 1720-1736, and Deeds 1741-1749 , Deed Book 6, p. 295, Hopkins, Richmond, 1994., p. 99, .

    3. [S122] Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Deeds 1720-1736, and Deeds 1741-1749, Deed Book 6, p. 14 , Hopkins, Richmond, 1994, p. 99 .

    4. [S125] Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds, 1750-1782 p. 46, Hopkins, (Iberian Publishing, Athens, GA, 1995).

    5. [S126] Migrations Actual & Implied.

    6. [S127] Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds, 1750-1782, p. 46 , Hopkins, (Iberian Publishing, Athens, GA, 1995, ).

    7. [S128] Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds, 1750-1782, Hopkins, (Iberian Publishing, Athens, GA, 1995 ).

    8. [S129] Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds, 1750-1782 p. 42, W. L. Hopkins, (Iberian Publishing, Athens, GA, 1995).

    9. [S131] Northampton County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds, Book 3, page 216, , (North Carolina State Archives).

    10. [S130] The Deeds of Northampton County, North Carolina 1759-1774 page 35, Deed Book #3, page 216, Bradley, Stephen E., Jr., (Bradley, Stephen E., Jr.).

    11. [S446] Northampton County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds, Book 4, page 25, Deed between William Segraves, Sr. and William Webb , (North Carolina State Archives).

    12. [S445] Northampton County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds, Book 4, page 117, Deed between William Segraves, Sr. and Jacob Segraves , (North Carolina State Archives).