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Harriott Godwin Borland
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1787
Virginia, USA
Death: 1825
Hertford County
North Carolina, USA

w/o Dr Thomas Wood Borland

Birth: 2nd of twelve known children in Nansemond county, Virginia

NOTE: New Norfolk county was formed in 1636 from Elizabeth River Shire. It included all the area in South Hampton Roads now incorporated in the five independent cities located there in modern times. The following year, in 1637, New Norfolk county was divided into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk county. Upper Norfolk county was officially re-designated the County of Nansimum by the House of Burgesses in March 1646; by the October session, this was also being spelled as Nansimund (Nansemond).

Harriott (spelling from son Euclid's, once toppled, tombstone) Godwin born to Jeremiah Godwin, Jr (1766VA- 1820GA) and Sally Wilkinson (17xx-1843VA), following their 30 September 1784 marriage, George, first born, 3 December 1785 then Harriott on 17 September 1787. Their parents first lived at "Stockley Plantation", reportedly aka "Small Hopes Farm", then "Castle Inn" when owner left town in 1813, then in 1817 on 135 acres named "Athens", North West of Suffolk, possibly in Chuckatuck township(?), before moving to Putnam county, Georgia where Jeremiah Jr passed away in 1820. Mother Sally returning to die 1843, while living with son George and his 1804 bride, Fanny Green.

A granddaughter, Harriott Godwin (Borland) Smith and a great,granddaughter, Harriott Godwin Borland were named to honor her. One of many nephews was Col David Jeramiah Godwin of the Civil War under whom her grandson Thomas Roscius Borland served.

Harriott's father was son of his namesake, Jeremiah Goodwin,sr, born 2 February 1766, two days later his mother, Mary Holladay, died, she, first of at least four wives. Jeremiah Sr, who was son of Thomas III that married 1st cousin Mary Godwin (d/o Captain Edmund Godwin & Sarah Bembridge), --- he son of Colonel Thomas Godwin II, married to Martha, daughter of Colonel Joseph Bridger of Isle of Wight, and is said to have been Speaker of the House of Burgess during Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion of 1676, and (whose daughter Patience Godwin married into the Gregory clan) who in turn was son of Captain Thomas Godwin, the original emigrant mid-seventeenth century to Upper Norfolk, later Nansemond, the ancestor of the Godwins of Nansemond county, reportedly was (or son Thomas II) justice, coroner and Colonel Commandant of Nansemond county and had represented Nansemond county in the House of Burgess in 1652, 1654 & possibly other years.

The 1674 (2 Hening,318) act, ascertaining the bounds of counties of Isle of Wight and Nansemond, he is designated as "an ancient inhabitant of Nanzemond Countie Court" -- the act directed that the boundary line should be so run as to leave the house and cleared land of Capt. Thomas Godwin ("Old Castle", within Nansemond county. His will is dated March 24th, 1676-7. Most all of above is from S. Bassett French's (1820-1898) Biographical Sketches published in Virginia Historical Magazine, Notes and Queries, Volume 17, pages 96-98 [with incorrect spelling of names], much confirmed with Thomas Hume Papers, summary, #3239 of the University of North Carolina, pages 1-7, dated 2/18/05 and by descendant Barbara of Houston, Texas. Another source said; Captain Thomas Godwin emigrated to Nansemond county when it was known as "Upper Norfolk", then "Nandsamund" in mid-seventeenth century! (See Rootsweb information)
Death: in Hertford county, North Carolina, date and burial location currently unknown.

Burial was undoubtedly in one of the many unrecorded and unknown private family cemeteries within Nansemond county, such as are early families of Borland, Godwin, Jones, Prentis to name but four of hundreds.

Father: Jeremiah Godwin,jr b: 2 FEB 1766 in Nansemond county, Virginia
Mother: Sally Wilkinson b: Nansemond county, Virginia, date currently unknown.

Marriage: Thomas Wood Borland b: 9 DEC 1779 in Hamilton, Scotland
Married: before 1807

Known Children

Roscius Cicero Borland b: 1807 in Nansemond county, Virginia

Euclid Borland b: 27 OCT 1809 in Suffolk, Nansemond county, Virginia

Solon Borland b: 8 AUG 1811 in Suffolk, Nansemond county, Virginia

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Jeremiah Godwin (1766 - 1820)
  Sally Wilkinson Godwin (1766 - 1843)
  Thomas Wood Borland (1779 - 1831)*
  Roscius Cicero Borland (1807 - 1845)*
  Euclid Borland (1809 - 1881)*
  Solon Borland (1811 - 1864)*
  George Godwin (1785 - ____)*
  Harriott Godwin Borland (1787 - 1825)
  David Godwin (1793 - 1841)*
  Elmira W Godwin Murray (1807 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
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Originally Created by: Bill
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
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