Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, John(7)

Male 1664 - 1706  (41 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, John(7) 
    Born 28 Jan 1664  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Northumberland County, Virginia
    Northumberland County, Virginia
    Birth Records
    Gender Male 
    Died 1705-1706  Richmond County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
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      John Oldham II, in his own words
      If he could speak to us today, John Oldham II might describe his life as follows.

      I was born in Northumberland County 28 January 1664/5, the son of another John Oldham.

      I was in my 20s and married when I fathered John and James, and at least one daughter. My wife, whose name is unknown, died before 1700.

      My neighbors Hugh and Ann Harris had a daughter named Ann, whom I married and we were the parents of William and Samuel Oldham named in the will Mr. Harris signed in 1712.

      I was dead by 14 March 1705/6 when they inventoried my estate. Since I left no will, the court appointed Ann administratrix of my estate 23 November 1706.

      Richard Rout was guardian to John and James until they were old enough to receive their inheritance.


      No wife relinquished her dower when John Oldham Sr. "for fatherly love and affection" gave 170 acres in St. Stephen's Parish to his son James 15 Jan. 1700/1. The tract was on Kings Creek and Tuckahoe Swamp. Since James was then only about 10, John may have been placing his property in the hands of a son in anticipation of remarrying.
      The Harris and Oldham families were neighbors as both Hugh Harris and John Oldham III had land on Hog Town Swamp.
      When Hugh Harris wrote his 1712 will in Richmond County, he mentioned "William and Samuel Oldham (sons of John Oldham)," although John was then dead. Ann was the wife of Hugh Harris when she acknowledged a deed with her husband in 1681.

      Ann signed for some tobacco for the use of "John Oldham, deceased," 5 Feb. 1706/7.

      Oldhams, Westmoreland County
      John had land next to Edward Barnes on Battys Neck 21 Oct. 1702. Battys Neck is in present-day Westmoreland County formed from Northumberland County in 1653. A Westmoreland grant of 1750 identifies Oldham's Landing. Today in the southern part of the county is the village of Oldhams, undoubtedly named for the family of John Oldham.

      Descendants of John Oldham II
      Information about the children of John Oldham II, their descendants, and allied families previously found at Virginians.com is now available as Southside Virginia Genealogies.
      Names found in this topic include the following.
      John Oldham III (c.1687-1762),
      James Oldham (c.1691-1740),
      Richard Rout, Junefred ?,
      John Bowers Jr.,
      Moses Oldham, George Oldham,
      John Oldham, Presley Thornton,
      Betty Oldham,
      Nanny Oldham,
      James Oldham, Tabitha ?,
      Leannah (?) Oldham,
      William Oldham, Susannah Sydnor, Ann (?) Oldham,
      Susannah Sydnor Oldham,
      James Oldham, Nancy How, John How,
      William Howe Oldham,
      Samuel Butler Oldham,
      John Oldham,
      Sally Oldham,
      Jenny Oldham,
      Samuel Oldham,
      Thomas Oldham,
      Betsy Oldham,
      Nancy Oldham,
      Edward Oldham, Fanny Meath,
      Tabitha Oldham, Thomas Lovelace, Charles Lovelace, Bridget (McLaughlin) Jobson, John Anderson, Nicholas Matlock, Cornelius Granger,
      Charles Lovelace, Rhoda Hart,
      William Oldham Lovelace, Anne W. Womack,
      William Oldham Lovelace, John Logan Lovelace, America Adams Baker, Alice Sydnor Barksdale,
      Charles L. Lovelace,
      Thomas Lovelace, Elizabeth Ferguson,
      Atkinson O. Lovelace, Charity Ferrell,
      John Lovelace, Jane Daniel, Thomas Daniel,
      James Lovelace, Elizabeth Poyner,
      Charles Lovelace, Harriet R. Butler,
      Nathaniel Lovelace, Ann Elizabeth Carleton, Wilmoth (?) Lovelace,
      Bridget Lovelace, William Smith,
      Nathaniel Lovelace,
      Elizabeth Lovelace, James Collins,
      Ann Lovelace,
      Thomas Lovelace,
      Tabitha Lovelace, Charles T. Harris,
      John Lovelace,
      James Lovelace, Mary ?,
      James Oldham,
      Mary Anne Oldham,
      Jude Oldham,
      daughter Oldham,
      Abigail Oldham,
      William Oldham (-1728),
      Priscilla McLaughlin,
      Henry Williams,
      William Oldham,
      Mary (?) Oldham,
      William Oldham,
      Samuel Oldham,
      Priscilla Oldham, William Jenkins,
      Elizabeth Oldham Jenkins,
      Nancy Jenkins,
      Priscilla Oldham, William Hendren Jr.,
      Mary Oldham, William Greenlaw Sr.,
      Ann Oldham, Thomas How,
      Betty Oldham,
      Amelia Oldham, John Weldon,
      Catherine Wheldon, Rev. Thomas Muse Washington,
      Betsy W. Wheldon, James Shepherd,
      Nancy H. Wheldon, James Yeatman,
      Catherine Oldham, Richard Bennehan,
      Sarah Oldham, Paul Headley,
      Samuel Oldham,

      Notables
      This family topic includes the following notable individuals.

      Soldiers of colonial and American wars
      William Oldham Lovelace - Civil War

      Legislators - colonial and state
      Edward Oldham - Virginia William Oldham Lovelace - Virginia

      Names on the map
      Oldhams, Westmoreland County, named for family of John Oldham

      Selected sources
      Nance, Joanne Lovelace. ?Lovelace Family Records.? Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. 27:52 (1989). ? Family records of Tabitha Oldham and Thomas Lovelace.

      Notes
      This topic, which represents .14% of all the family history material at Virginians.com, includes 97 citations and the names of 115 individuals.

      C.V.Jackson Research Notes 1972:
      1701 deed recorded to John2 in Richmond, Virginia
      1705 Ann Oldham become administrator of John2 estate in Richmond Co.V irginia(This would be a different John)
      1706 John4 asks court for his share of his father's estate
      1709 John4 receipt for 4,300 pounds tobacco as full share of father's estate
      1712 James3 receipt for 4300 pounds tobacco, full share of father's estate

      Dale Morgan shows this to be the John who married Sarah Harwood b abt 1665, and that he died 20 Jan 1707/08. Dale shows only children as: James Oldham m Winnefred Richard Oldham Abigail Oldham m. Saby John Oldham b abt 1680 Virginia d 1761, N. Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia m. Sarah Jane Howe

      Richard Dietz feels this is the John whose daughter, Jemima, married in to the Fluker family

      From Jamestown Onward by Marie A.K. Darron The Mayfield Family & Allied Lines by J. Hoyle Mayfield, pg 213 Beverly Fleets Abstracts of Virginia rec., Vol 27, Richmond Co. 1704-17 24 dated 1 Jan 1708 signed by John Oldham; dated 21 Mar 1712, signed by James Oldham IGI Parish Records, St. Stephens, Northumberland County, Virginia IGI Northampton County, Virginia christening same date as birth. Possibly recorded as duplicate in Church Records across Chesapeake Bay. Marriages, Births & Deaths, Richmond County, Wm. & Mary Quarterly, pg 13 5 The Coe Abstracts, Vol 20, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1730, pg 29 Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Series 2, Vol 1, Northumberland County, Virginia 1678- 1713 by Lindsay O. Duvall, p 51, 116, 121

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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1707-1719

      p.124 - Hugh HARRIS, Farm. Par., will; 7 Nov 1712, 6 May 1713 sons John and Hugh the lands that belonged to my deed of sale bought of Col. Samuel GRIFFIN except what I have already by deed given to my son Philip; William MILLER; grdau. Mary HARRIS; grdau. Anne HARRIS (dau. to Philip HARRIS; John WILLIAMS (son to Luke WILLIAMS); William and Samuel OLDHAM (sons to John OLDHAM); Anne WILLIAMS (dau. to John WILLIAMS); wife; John DAVIS an orphan bound to me; ex: wife and son Hugh; wits: John DAVIS, John MORGAN, Edward JONES.

      p.128 - Hugh HARRIS, inv; 3 Jun 1713.

      p.150 - Mrs. Patience HARRIS, her part of her dec'd husband's est.; 2 Sep 1713.

      p.150 - Mr. Hugh HARRIS, his part of his dec'd father's est; 2 Sep 1713.

      1704-1705 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 98)
      Richmond County Court 6th of February 1705/06
      - Upon the Petiton of ANNE OLDHAM, Order for Admon. is granted to her on ill and singular the Estate of JOHN OLDHAM, deced., shee giveing security accorling to Law
      - his day PHILLIP HARRIS acknowledged himself indebted to the Worspll. Majties Justices for Richmond County in the full and just summe of twenty thou- and pounds of tobbo. to be paid to the said Justices their heires Exrs. and Admrs. in ;ase ANNE OLDHAM, Widdo. of JOHN OLDHAM, deced., do not duely administer on ill and singular the Estate of the said deced., and render a true Account thereof when hereunto lawfully called
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      1705-1706 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 226)
      Richmond County Court 5th day of December 1706

      - Upon Petition of JOHN OLDHAM, one of the Sonns of JOHN OLDHAM, late of this County, deced., for his part or portion of the Estate of his deced. Father, it is ordered that ANNE OLDHAM, the said JOHN OLDHAM's Mother, & Admrx. of the deced., be summoned to appeare att next Court to shew cause if any she can why she delivers not to said JOHN his part of his deced. Father's Estate as doth by Law to him belong & lawfully appertaine
    Person ID I3410  oldham
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2017 

    Father OLDHAM, John,   b. Between 1640 and 1642, Northumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother UNKNOWN, Unknown 
    Family ID F837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HARWOOD, Anne Unknown Or Sarah 
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, John,   b. Abt 1680, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1762, Richmond, Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     2. OLDHAM, William,   b. Abt 1682,   d. Oct 1728, Richmond County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Thomas,   b. Abt 1684,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Richard,   b. Abt 1684,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. OLDHAM, George,   b. Abt 1686,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. OLDHAM, Abigail,   b. Abt 1686,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. OLDHAM, James,   b. Abt 1688, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. OLDHAM, Captain Samuel,   b. Abt 1699, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1790, Greenbriar County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 UNKNOWN, Abigail 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1664 - St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1705-1706 - Richmond County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S203] C.V. Jackson Research 1972, C. V. Jackson.

    2. [S500] Sharon Akin Oldham Kountz, (9/96).

    3. [S1825] Wills 1699-1800, Richmond County, Virgnia, Robert K. Headley, Jr., (Genealogical Publishing County, Ind, Baltimore, MD 1983), pg 14 (Reliability: 3).
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