Newman Dunn
18 Nov 1714 - bef 26 Jan 1762
Virginia to Craven County, NC


Wills of Richmond County, VA 1699-1800 by Robert K. Headley, Jr.

1 Jun 1698 - Capt. Alexander Newman's will was presented by Mrs. Elizabeth Newman, exec., and proved by William and George Woodbridge. [William Dunn, Alexander Scurlock and Thomas Glascock received land from the will and would have been son-in-laws receiving the daughter's shares].


Abstracts of Land Records of Richmond County, VA 1692-1704 by Mary Marshall Brewer

1700 Deed - Thomas Newman of Citterburne Parish Richmond County for 10,000 pounds of tobacco sold to John Tarpley all my right of a parcel of land given by Capt. Alexander Newman in his will to me the said Thomas Newman and Wm Dunn. Acknowledged 1 Jan 1700. Images


Richmond County, VA Deed Book 6, pg. 67-69

20 Sep 1712 - William Dunn leased to John Tarpley, both of Farnham Parish, 200 acres on the mouth of Moratico Creek given to Wm Dunn by will of Capt. Alex. Newman. Wife Ann relinquished right of dower in lands conveyed in deed unto ye sd John Tarpley. Image

21 Sep 1712 - William Dunn sold to John Tarpley for sixty pounds (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a lease), 200 acres by will of Capt. Alex'r Newman dec'd now in the possession of the said John Tarpley. Wife Ann relinquished right of dower in lands conveyed in deed. Images


Walter Dunn - William Dunn - Dunns, Newmans Nutts, and Tarpleys


William and Anne Newman Dunn's marriage date would be before 1 Jun 1698, the date Capt. Alexander Newman's will was probated.

Extracts from The Registers of North Farnham & Lunenburg Parishes, Richmond County, Virginia

Dun, Elizabeth daughter of William and Anne Dun, b. April 2, 1711
Dun, Newman son of William and Anne Dun, Nov. 18, 1714
Dun, Ann Douglas daughter of William and Anne Dun, b. Nov. 15, 1716

Extracts from The Register of Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia


Hotten - Newman Dunn married Miss Carey, the daughter of Thomas Carey, Mt. Pleasant, Dobbs County, NC in 1735. [It's possible the marriage occurred in Craven County per deed. Martha Dunn was Newman's estate Administratrix, bond filed 8 Oct 1762].


Colonial Records of North Carolina

Roster of the field officers in Craven County - No Author - 1756 - Volume 22, Pages 316-317 - A list of the Field Officers, Captains and Subalterns in the Regiment of Craven, with the Date of their Commissions, and the Number of Men in each Company, including Officers; which List, when compleat, is to be returned to His Excellency, the Governor: Lt. Newman Dunn

Muster roll for Arthur Johnston's company of the Craven County Militia - No Author - March 05, 1757 - Volume 22, Pages 392-393 - The List of the Company warn’d to the private Muster under Capt. Arthur Johnston the 5th Day of March, 1757, and warn’d to the General Muster April the 19th, 1757. Newman & William Dunn


It is believed William and Ann Dunn of Virginia had other sons of who settled in Craven County, NC along with Newman as land grants were issued there from 1745-1757 to Daniel, David, John and Newman Dunn.

Locations of early Dunns in Craven County, NC according land grants and deeds mentioning Little Swift, Cypress, Northwest and Brice Creeks. Other locations are "North" and "South" of the Neuse River.

Dunn Deeds, Estates and Wills in Craven County

Dunn Craven County Court Records, 1745-1758


Newman Dunn Will in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1761 - assuming this is the same one from Craven County.

Newman Dunn died before 26 Jan 1762, age about 48, and left minor children William, John, Mary, Walter (Sr.), Newman and Ann. Martha Dunn was his Admin'x. She married Caleb Poyner before 1766. Newman, John and Mary were bound to a William Dunn. Walter (Sr.) was bound to John Miller, his age 12 years. Ann was bound to a John Dunn. The men the children were bound to were likely brothers of Newman.

Estate Division, 1764 - Division of the Estate of Newman Dunn Dec'd & John Dunn Guardian of Ann Dunn his Admn. Settled. - Images

January 1768 - The Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Newman Dunn Dec'd Registered in Book No. 3, Page 256.


Walter Dunn (Sr.) in the estate papers of Newman Dunn was father of Walter Dunn Jr. (1788-1850) of Lenoir County. At some time Walter (Sr.) migrated with his family from Craven to Lenoir County and does not appear in the 1830 census.


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