William and Ann Newman Dunn
Richmond County, Virginia


William's parents names are unknown. There was a Walter Dunn who lived in neighboring Northumberland County and died before June 1699 Northumberland County Court. The name "Walter" had been passed down the Newman Dunn descendant's line in Craven and Lenoir counties, NC.

William and Ann were married by the time of her father's death in 1698 when William inherited land from the estate. They had three known children: Elizabeth, Newman and Ann as shown in their parish register. Son Newman migrated to Craven County, NC.


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

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

5 Feb 1712/13 - The suit in Chancerie between William Dunn, Complt. and John Tarpley, Gent., Respondt., is dismist, Complt. not prosecuting. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1711-1713 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

3 Sep 1712 - William Fantleroy his action of Case against William Dunn for ten pounds sterling damage is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1711-1713 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

20 Sep 1712 - William Dunn 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 - Virginia Richmond County Court Records Deed Abstacts by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

1 Oct 1712 - A Power of Attorney from Ann Dunn to Capt. William Barber was this day proved in Court by the oaths of Edgcomb Suggitt and Thomas Lewis and admitted to record. William Dunn came into court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto John Tarpley Gent. and admitted to Record. William Barber Gent. also appeared in Court and by virtue of a Power of Attorney from Ann Dunn, the wife of William Dunn, to him in that behalf made, relinquished her the said Ann's Right of Dower in the land conveyed in the Deeds unto John Tarpley which was admitted to Record. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1711-1713 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

6 May 1713 - Timothy McDaniel his action of Case against William Dunn is dismist, ye Plt. no prosecuting. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1711-1713 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

2 Jul 1714 - Indenture between William Dunn, Labourer, of the Parish of Farnham and county of Richmond on the one part and John Hughlett, 2000 pounds tobacco for 40 acres of land in same parish and county adjacent to Mill Swamp, corner tree Dunn's land, Robert Downman, Totoskey Branch. Witnesses: Alexander Clark and William Clark. William Dunn and Ann Dunn came into court and acknowledged deed and it was admitted to record. (The foregoing Lease is followed by the Release with the explanation of the transfers of land: "and now in the tenure and occupation of the sd. John Hughlett, land formerly sold by George Glascock to William Downman Jr. by him transferred to Capt. John Tarpley, by him transferred to the said William Dunn"). Virginia Richmond County Court Records Deed Abstacts by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

30 Jan 1715 - Indenture between William Dunn of ye Parish of Farnham of Richmond County of ye one part and Jno. Canterbury of ye sd. parish and county, five shillings for 100 acres of land adjacent to Plantations of Wm. Dunn and Wm. Clarke, Mill Swamp, top of hill from Anthony Sydnor's to Wm. Dunn's, Dunn's Little House, near Wm. Haimes Plantation now in occupation of said Jno. Cantebury, Totoskey Creek. Witnesses: John Spenderdas and John Newman. At a court held for Richmond County 1 Feb 1715, deed acknowledged and admitted to Record. Virginia Richmond County Court Records Orders, 1714-1715 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

1 Feb 1715/16 - Dunn's ack. to Canterberry - William Dunn and Ann his wife came into Court and acknowledged. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1715-1716 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

9 Mar 1715/16 - Dunn vs. Clark - William Dunn his acion of Trespass damage twenty pounds Sterling against Alexander Clark is dismist, the Plt. not prosecting. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1714-1715 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

7 Jul 1715 - Dunn vs. Tarpley. Ordered that the Sheriff sumons to the next Court John Tarpley Gent, to answer a Bill in Chancery exhibited against him by William Dunn. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1714-1715 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

7 Jul 1715 - Burnham vs. Dunn - John Doyle in behalf of William Dunn in open court cofest Judgment to William Burnham for fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco which is ordered to be paid with costs als exo. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1714-1715 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

5 Oct 1715 - Brockenbrough vs. Dunn - William Dunn came into Court and confest Judgment unto Austin Brockenbrough for six hundred and fifteen pounds of tobacco which is ordered to be paid with costs als exo. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1714-1715 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

6 Feb 1716/17 - Tarpley vs. Dunn - This suit in Chancery between William Dunn, Complt. and John Tarpley, Respondt. is dismist, the Complt. not prosecuting. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1716-1717 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

1 Aug 1716 - Lambert vs. Dunn - William Dunn came into Court and confest Judgment to Hugh Lambert, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of William Lambert dec'd, for three hundred pounds. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1715-1716 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

2 Aug 1716 - Morgan vs. Dunn Exo. Estate - Judgment is granted to William Morgan against William Dunn for seven hundred pounds of good sweet scented tobacco which is ordered to be paid with costs als exo. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1715-1716 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

3 Dec 1716 - Indenture between Wm. Dunn of the Parish of Farnham county of Richmond and Ruth Canterbury of same parish and county, for five shillings, that parcel of land formerly purchased by her husband Jno Canterbury dec'd, 100 acres in same parish and county, adjacent to Totuskey Branch, Wm. Dunn and Wm. Clarke's corner, road from Totuskey to Mattapany, Hughlett's corner, Dunn's Tobacco House, Mrs. Anne Glascock's dec'd line, Anthony Sydner's corner. Witnesses: Wm. Davis and John Newman. 5 Dec 1716 - This Power of Attorney from Ann Dunn to John Hughlett was proved in court. Ann (her A mark) Dunn. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1715-1716 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

4 Dec 1716 - Indenture between William Dunn of Farnham Parish in Richmond County to Charles Barber of same parish and county, for five shillings 300 acres adjacent to Mill Swamp, Mill Road, Henry Clark line, Mrs. Ann Glascock line now in occupation by said Wm. Dunn. Deed acknowledged in court the next day and admitted to record. Wm. (his + mark) Dunn. 5 Dec 1716 - Dunn Ack. to Barber. William Dunn came into Court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto Charles Barber which is admitted to record. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1715-1716 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

5 Dec 1716 - Dunn Ack. to Barber - William Dunn came into court and acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto Charles Barber which is admitted to record. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1716-1717 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

4 Apr 1717 - Taffe vs Dunn - Elizabeth Taffe her action of Debt against William Dunn for one thousand. Virginia Richmond County Court Records - Orders, 1716-1717 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio

1 Dec 1730 - Deed from John Hughlett of Farnham Parish to Anthony Sidnor of the same for 2400 pounds of tobacco a parcel of land which formerly belonged to William Dunn and sold by said Dunn to John Hughlett adj plantation that was once Phillip Gathings, William Dowman. Richmond County, VA Deeds and Bonds 1721-1734 by TLC Genealogy


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


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


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