to JamesTown, Virginia in 1636. They then
settled in the Cheraw District before 1773.
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Descendents of Walter Chiles and Elizabeth Maury:
I. Walter Chiles
Mrs. Wilson L. Baker, Jamestowne Society #702The first mention of the original Chiles emigrant to Virginia is found in the records of the High Court of Admiralty Examinations in England. In the record of Examination No. 301 dated 24 July 1637 the Witness was Walter Chiles, Sr. of Bristol, a clothworker ages 29 who signed his own name to the document. He states that he was a passenger on the ship 'Blessing', of Falmouth and was employed to assist Henry Tuton, the ship’s purser. The ship was at James Town, Virginia for fourteen weeks. The date of Walter Chiles's first arrival in Virginia was probably 1636.
Some six months later after the 24 Jul 1637 Examinations, Walter Chiles, Sr. had outfitted his own ship and by 1 Mar 1638 was again in Virginia. On that date he was awarded 400 acres in Charles City County. The award stipulation was: “50 acres being due for his own personal adventure, 50 for his wife Elizabeth, 50 for his son William, 50 for son Walter and two hundred for the transportation of four other persons, viz: Henry Fulton, John Govey John Shaw and Sarah Cole, to the colony.” The location of the land was Westerly upon the Appamattuck River, Northerly upon land of Edward Tunstall and Southerly towards the falls.
The records of 20 Oct 1642 granted Walter Chiles 613 acres in Charles City Couty, “At Appamattocke River, beginning at the upward bounds of Mr. Tunstall’s land and adjoining William Sanders. Due by virtue of a former patent and transportation of 4 persons:.....(page 1)
We do not know the name of Walter Chiles's ship in 1838, but the name of his ship in 1652 was, “The Fame of Virginia”, and it was engaged in trade with Holland and England.
He was chosen Speaker of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses Jun/July 6, 1652 but he refused at that time because he was having a dispute with the authorities over his ship. (see page 2). He was a member of the 1641 Virginia Assembly. He was held in high esteem by the colonists. He represented Charles City in the House of Burgesses in 1642 and 1643, represented James City in 1645,46,49, and in 1652 was elected Speaker of the House. Other records are missing so he may have been a representative for other years.
Governor William Berkeley, in 1649, sold the home known as the “Kemp House” to Walter Chiles for the sum of 26,000 pounds of tobacco. It was the first brick house in America and was located in Jamestown.
The 1 known child of Walter and Elizabeth is as follows:
II.   Walter Chiles, Jr.
The 1 known child of Walter and Susannah is as follows:
III.   Henry Chiles
Information on Henry, his father Walter, and his grandfather Walter is from WALTER CHILES OF JAMESTOWN compiled by Joanne Chiles Eakin.
--Among the “Public Officers in Virginia in 1702” was Henry Chiles, Sr. He was a Justic of the Peace from New Kent County on 18 Jul 1702.
--A King William Courhouse deed dated 20 Nov 1702 records Henry Chiles, Gent, of New Kent purchasing 492 acres on the Pamunkey River from Richard Littlepage, Gent, of New Kent, and Frances his wife. It is a three page deed and very full in describing the transaction.
--On the Quit Rent Rolls (Tax Rolls) Henry was listed as owning 700 acres of land in King William County in 1704 and also 700 acres in New Kent County in the Parish of St. Peters and St. Pauls. (pg. 17)
--Henry married first Margaret Littlepage, and 2nd Mary (last name unknown. who 2ndly married a Mr. Howe).
--In 1671 there is a record of Henry Sr. in the Countil Journal MSS when his father Walter, appears on behalf of his sons John and Henry regarding land in Westmoreland County on 4 April 1671. (pg. 16)
--There is a deed in from Mary Howe, Orange Co., Virginia dated 17 Jun 1765 that mentions certain slaves left to her by will to the said Mary Howle (then Mary Chiles) will bearing the date 29 April 1718 by Henry Chiles.
--The last record of Henry Chiles on the St. Paul’s Parish Vestry Book of Hanover Co. was : “At a Vestry held at ye lower Church ye 29 Oct. 1720. Mr. David Meriwether was admitted a Vestryman for this Parish in the room of Mr. Henry Chiles, lately deceased.” pg. 18)
Copy of document in book of the Indenture 20 November 1673 between James Wadding, Susanna his wife, late the wife and executrix of Walter Chiles of James City aforesaid gentleman deceased, and John Page.....It mentions in the indenture (1649 Walter Chiles of James City aforesaid Gentleman, (father of the aforesaid Walter Chiles)....towards the end---”And in or about the year of our Lord, one thousand six hundred fifty and three, the said Walter Chiles, the father dyed (leaving the said Walter Chiles late husband to the said Susanna Wadding party to these parts) his eldest son and heir at law.....the fifteenth day of November Annos Domi one thousand six hundred seventy one he the said Walter Chiles the son, made his last will and testament in writing, and Susanna his then wife (now Susanna Wadding party to these presents) sole executrix thereof....Shortly after the making of the will the said Walter Chiles the son dyed. (pages 10-12)
The 2 known children of Henry and Mary are as follows:
IV.   Manoah Chiles
The said Manoah Chiles was the child of Henry Chiles born on bef 1672 died at St. Paul’s Parish on 1720 and his.... proof of parentage and references Chiles Family Chart filed at Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. There is also proof of parentage referencing Cedar Creek Records, p. 23 Will of John Chiles, Richmond Co. N.C. Apr 1786.
The 1 known child of Manoah and Elizabeth are as follows:
V.   Agnes Chiles
At a monthly meeting held at a meethouse in Caroline County ye 12th of ye 11th mo. 1744 the friends appointed to attend the marriage of Peter Hubbard and Agness Chiles give in a Reasonable acct. thereof. There was also documentation on pg. 49--Disorders Peter Hubbard, “Deneighing and Disowning the sd. Peter Hubbard whilst he Remaines in that unChristian Spirit from being a member of our Society.” [11 June 1750, Testemony against Hubbard}. Maybe this is why Agnes and Peter moved to South Carolina around 1750.
Excerpts from the Minutes of Cedar Creek Monthly Meetings film #0288184:
Peter and Agness published their intentions to marry for the 2nd time on 8/9 Oct. 1744 (Cedar Creek Minutes, pg. 23).
"Thereas Peter Hubbard of the County of Caroline some of John Hubbard of the County of Amelia and Agness Chiles Daughter of Menoah Childes of the County of Caroline Having published their intention of taking each other in marriage before two monthly meetings of the people called Quakers in Virginia according to the good order used amongst them whose proceedings therein after deliberate consideration with Regard to the Righteous law of God and Examples of his people Recorded in the Scriptures of truth and in that case now approved of by the meet they appearing cleare of all others and having consent of Parence and friends concerned--Now these are to certify all whome it may concern that for the full accomplishing their sd. Intension this ninth day of the T3nth month 1744. They the sd. Peter Hubbard and Agness Chiles appearing in Publick assembly of the aforesd people and others mett together at their publick meeting place in Caroline County and in sollom manner her the sd. Peter Hubbard taking the sd. Agness Chiles by the hand did openly declear as follweth. You are my witnesses that I do this day take this my friends Agness Chiles to be my wife promising witht he Lord’s assistance to be to her a faithful and loving husband tell death. and then the sd. Agness Chiles in like manner Declared as followth. You are my witnessess that I do this day take this my friend Peter Hubbard to be my Husband promising with the Lord’s assistance to be to him a faithful wife tell death, and the sd. Peter Hubbard and Agness his wife as further confirmation thereof did then and there to the presents sett their hands and we whose names are hereunto subs being present amongst others at the solloming of their marriage and subscription in the manner aforesd as witnesses hereunto have sett our names the day and year above written--"
The 1 known child of Agnes and Peter are as follows:
VI.   Elizabeth Hubbard
**Note: The information gathered here is a piece by piece collection from many sources that I have combined personally to create a more complete early Chiles Family History. If you would like to know the sources used to gain this information, please feel free to email me. The permission of those living individuals described here has been obtained in order to post their information.