John Tudor, Sr.
Born: 1684 in Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales, United Kingdom.
Died: 1721 in Surry County, Virginia.
Eastover Manor House on the James- 1800’s Plantation Home
Married: 1717 to Mary Seat (aka Seate) in Isle of Wight, Virginia.
Children: John Jr. and Benjamin Tudor.
Surry County, Virginia is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Surry. In 1652, Surry County was formed from the portion of James City County south of the James River.Wikipedia
“JOHN TUDOR, SR. b. ca. 1695; d. ca. 1721. (A very young man). Little is known about John Tudor, SR. d. intestate 1771 in Surry Co., VA.. Inventory of his estate was filed under JOHN TEDDER in Surry Co., VA.. He left a widow named Mary and 2 young sons- Benjamin Tudor, and John Tudor, Jr. It is known that the widow Mary m2. to the co-administrator of the estate, Henry Rose, some months prior to the filing of the Inventory 1 Ap. 1721. Proof that he left 2 young sons comes from the Deeds & Estate records of Henry Rose, when he explains the relationship to his wife Mary, and refers to them as step-sons when he deeded land to them. John Tudor, SR. had modest household furnishings, some pewter, a Bible, and a Book of Common Prayer (suggesting a link to the Church of England), and shoemaker’s tools along with a ‘parcel of leather. (suggesting he had been a shoemaker by trade).
JOHN TUDOR JR. was b. ca 1720 ; d. 1782 Granville Co., N. C.. It is highly probable that he was born in VA.. He was born no later than 1720 and could have been born a few years earlier. It is believed that he spent his ‘growing up’ years in the Isle of Wight Co., VA. The first record that we have of John Tudor, JR., is a deed to him from his step-father, Henry Rose, in Brunswick, VA, dated 7 June, 1750, which states that both men were living in Brunswick, VA.
Henry Rose deeded the remainder of the 342 acre tract of land in Brunswick, VA. but reserved interest for himself and his wife, Mary, to reside on the tract. Henry Rose died about 1752 and John Tudor, JR., remained in Brunswick Co., VA., until 1764, when he moved to Granville Co., N.C., with his own family and other TUDOR relatives. John Tudor, JR. m 1st Elizabeth [nee ???] 1749-69. There is no evidence to tell us what her maiden name was. There is evidence that she died before 1762. . and John Tudor, JR., married another Elizabeth Seymour White. There is evidence that she was a daughter of Valentine White, and OUR TUDOR LINE traces to this Elizabeth. The 2nd Elizabeth was the mother of BLUMER TUDOR, our ancestor.
The children of John Tudor, JR., were: A. Phoebe Tudor, b, ca, 1750; m. John Morris. B. Henry Tudor, b. ca. 1752; d. by 1782; m. Nancy, C. John Tudor III, b. 1754, had a R/W pension. A R/W soldier who went to Madison Co., KY..
He m. 1st 1779 in Granville, N.C.; to Martha Search. He m. 2nd to Frances Phillips, m 3rd to Elizabeth White. These were the children of his 1st wife.
Children of his 2nd wife were: D. Valentine Tudor, b. 1764; m. Granville Co., N.C., to Elizabeth Hicks. Valentine Tudor had a R/W pension. E. Tabitha Tudor, b. 1766, m. 1784 Granville Co., N.C., to Pleasant Whitlow. F. Winifred Tudor, b. ca. 1769; m. James Long. G. BLUMER TUDOR, (our ancestor), b. 1770-72 Granville Co., N.C.; m. 21 May, 1795 in Madison Co., KY. to CHARITY TURNER. (more later). H. Daniel Tudor, b. 1774; m. Nancy Moberly. I. Anne Tudor, b. ca. 1777, m. Samuel Moberly. During the migration in 1785-1787, the widow Elizabeth took her 6 youngest children to Madison Co., KY., with her eldest son Valentine & his family. There is evidence that some of her older children joined her there. She died in Madison Co., KY., amongst her children.”
source: 9 September 2015 by ColeScottCameron1, FamilySearch.org Website
Alternate date and place of birth 1692 in Surry County, Virginia.
Death: 1721 in Surrey Co., Virginia
Event: Inventory of Estate Misc 1 APR 1721
Administrators of estate were Henry Rose and his wife Mary
Household furnishings, some pewter, a Bible, a Book of Common Prayer, shoemaker tools, a parcel of leather.
Surry Co., Virginia
Burial: Probably Surry County, Virginia
Event: Surname Variant John Tedder
Gerald R. Tudor Genealogical Research
We first learn about John Tedder, later known as Tudor, in Surry Co., VA, where his inventory was returned in 1721. Surry was formed from James City County in 1652. From existing maps, the county seemed to have no western boundary as the northern and southern boundaries ran from a northeasterly to southwesterly direction. Since it is believed that John was a relatively young man and father at the time he died, considering that his widow died in 1781, he could have been born in Surry, Isle of Wight, Warwick, James City, or other close by counties in existence in this early period. Or, John could have been an immigrant. Nothing more is known as of 2001 (date recorded by G.R.Tudor in his research) that would hint of a day in his life prior to 1721 except for two young sons, both of whom could have been born prior to 1 April 1721 or one no later than December or January the following. Data for this John Tudor is skimpy but circumstantially sufficient to be our earliest known ancestor. One Family Tree suggest that this John is the son of a Richard Tudor, born in Wales. There is some evidence that a Richard Tudor, wife and son came to the colonies and settled in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in the late 1600’s. Other than this statement, there is absolutely no proof, and further, the name Richard is not repeated in the near known generations to this recorder’s knowledge. So any reader should take this “with a grain of salt.” There were earlier Tudors in this tide-water area also, but no connections have been made. Thanks to the research of several individuals over a long period of time, namely Terrilyn P. Litvan (primary and secondary sources in research done for David F. Tudor of Indiana), Christine Rose (The Rose Family Association records revealing the connection: Henry Rose & Mary, his wife, mother of Benjamin and John Tudor), the late Mrs. Terry (Maude Eloise Bridges) Coats of Texas (research toward a published book), Marlen Mays (no direct contact, but her work most liekly part of some of the others cited here), Michael S. Tudor of Louisiana, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Rutherford of California (extensive compilation from primary and secondary sources), and the work of the late Mrs. Marjorie Rowley Judkins, whose work was submitted to LDS and is currently being edited for up-date with known corrections, by her brother. The very first Tudor of our local family that was known to have ventured into the family’s history, began with Civil War veteran Jason Tudor in 1907 when he requested the military history of his grandfather, John Tudor. His daughter Margaret followed up years later with additional queries into the family’s heritage. H. Thomas Tudor of Kentucky, some early records, but misleading in some respects due to not having the resources now available, but important in respect to being one of the earlier published accounts of the Tudor family into Madison Co., KY when a short biography was done in conjunction with the dedication of a D.A.R. marker for John Tudor who settled in 1785 in what became Madison Co., in 1786.
In 2000, Mr. William Henthorn of OK, has shared his extensive compilation and notes on the Tudor/Sallee families, which is being added to this data base. Most of the above have concentrated on their particular descent lines with the exception of Litvan. This compiler has had an interest in all Tudor lines in an attempt to at least present as many arms of this family as can be compiled. The subject of these notes, John Tedder, was deceased before 1 April 1721, when the inventory of his estate was filed in Surry Co., VA. Administrators of John’s inventory were a Henry Rose and his wife Mary. Later data proves that this Mary, wife of Henry Rose, had two sons, Benjamin and John Tudor. Henry Rose stats on two occasions transfers land to both of Mary’s sons, and in the case of John, states that he is the son of Mary his wife. ( see notes for John Tudor, son of this John). The inventory of John Sr. shows that he owned modest household furnishings, some pewter, a Bible, and a Book of Common Prayer, shoemaker tools and a parcel of leather. While Henry and Mary Rose with Mary’s sons Benjamin and John lived in Isle of Wight Co., VA, the land that was deeded tot he sons was in Brunswick Co., VA where the family later resided. The Brunswick property was on the waters of the Poplar Creek which was on the southwestern border of the county. No records have been found in Isle of Wight Co., itself for this Rose and step-sons.
Marriage 1 Mary SEAT
Benjamin TUDOR b: ABT 1718 in Virginia
John TUDOR b: ABT 1720 in Isle of Wight Co., VA
Title: Genealogical Research of Gerald R Tudor Text: familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/u/d/Gerald-R-Tudor/GENE8-0001.html