Roger Tillman

Male 1650 - 1690  (40 years)


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  • Name Roger Tillman 
    Born 1650  Allentown, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Roger Tilghman  [2
    Died 1690  Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I32149  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father Christopher Tilghman, The Immigrant,   b. 1600, Selling, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1673, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Ruth Devonshire,   b. 1600, Selling, Fabersham Hundred, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Manokin, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1647  Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Family ID F11713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winnefred Austin,   b. 0___ 1647, Charles City, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1680, Charles City, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 1675  Accomack County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
     1. Robert Tilman,   b. 0___ 1675, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1737, Albermarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F11715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1650 - Allentown, Accomack County, Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1675 - Accomack County, Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1690 - Prince George County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Confliting marriage record - John Coffey cites Roger's wife as Susannah Parrum, daughter of Lewis Parrum, which is contrary to James Cocke's citation...DAH
      Hope Nelson Tillman's website, http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I388&tree=tree1&PHPSESSID=8704e7a1124a598446cebb625c58469e, agrees with James Cocke...DAH
    • Conflict settled, Winnefred is his 1st wife - found in http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I385&tree=tree1

      ROGER TILGHMAN (of 1467), b. circa 1650 in Accomac County, Virginia. He left a family Bible, or journal, to his son Robert. Fragments of this have been retained by several descendant lines. M. 1st 1674 Winnefred Austin.

      Children: Robert born 1675. M. 2nd 1680 (Mrs.) Susannah Parram (or Parham) born 1648 and died 2 March 1717 and settled Prince George County, Virginia. Children: John born 1682, George 10 January 1683, Jane who married Nicholas Robinson, and Christine who married Robert Abernathy.

      Roger Tilghman located on 1,060 acres of land in Bristol Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, 20 April 1689, according to records of the land office at Richmond, Virginia. This patent was for the transportation of 22 persons into the Colony, and was in the form of headrights.

      The settlement was known as Fort Tillman, and was situated on the south side of the Appomattox River at Moneus-a-Nock (Monk's Neck), thence to Gravelly Run. This is now in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

      On coming to Prince George County, Virginia, he changed the spelling of his name from Tilghman to Tillman. [8]
    • Roger TILGHMAN

      Father: Christopher TILGHMAN b: ABT 1585 in Selling Parish, England
      Mother: Ruth DEVONSHIRE b: ABT 1618 in England

      Marriage 1 Winnifred AUSTIN
      Married: 1674 in Virginia
      Marriage 1 Unknown
      Children
      Robert TILLMAN

      Marriage 2 Susannah PARHAM b: ABT 1647 in Virginia
      Married: ABT 1680 in Prince George Co., Virginia
      Children
      Christine TILLMAN b: 1681 in Virginia
      Jane TILGHMAN
      John TILGHMAN
      George TILGHMAN
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      From Stephen Tillman:

      1. ROGER TILLMAN, son of Christopher and Ruth (Devonshire) Tilghman, was born 1641. He left a family journal or Bible, of his marriage, etc., which passed on to the family of his first-born son Robert. Why he changed the spelling of his name from Tilghman to that of Tillman is not known. The land office at Richmond, Virginia, show that on April 20, 1689 Roger Tillman received patent to 1,060 acres located in Bristol Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, from Nathaniel Bacon, President of the Council.

      This was for the transportation of 22 persons into the Colony. This would indicate that Roger Tillman was a man of means at this time, since the patent was no doubt in the form of headrights. These headrights were granted to persons who would, in reality, have been "indentured servants," or persons who lacked the price of their transportation from England. This servant class was widely inclusive. In it were farm laborers, mechanics, masons, carpenters, shipbuilders, and often educated but impecunious clerks, tutors and teachers. They sold themselves for a specific period, to planters in the Colonies prepared to pay the cost of their voyage. Not only did the importing planters acquire their labor for "their time," but something that was even more coveted, their headrights. For the period of his service the indentured servant was really a white slave, and as such was bought and sold, given as wedding presents to children, bequeathed in wills along with horses, cows and other livestock of the plantation, just as was his successor, the negro slave. This would indicate that Roger Tillman was of sufficient means to pay the cost of transportation of 22 persons.

      This settlement, known as Fort Tillman, was located on the south side of the Appomattox River at a place called "Moneusa-Nock" (Monk's Neck), "beginning at ye mouth of ye Great Branch and runneth up that branch, being nigh (near) the line of Thomas Lee: crossing Moneus-a-Nock main creek, thence to Gravelly Run." It is believed that the present location of this settlement would be in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

      Roger Tillman married first 1674 Winnefred Austin. Issue by this marriage: Robert, born 1675. Later Roger married (2d) 1680 a widow by the name of Susannah Parram (or Parham), who died March 2, 1717 in Prince George County, Virginia. Issue: John, born 1682, George, born January 10, 1683, Jane, who married Nicholas Robinson: and Christene, who married Robert Abernathy. [2]
    • Christopher Tilghman was born in 1600 in Kent, England. In 1630 he married Ruth Devonshire and they had children: George, John and Roger. Christopher died in James City, VA. Christopher Tilghman is listed in Early Emigrants and Patents of VA. He came to possess Rhodes Court and later sold it to Thomas Carter. Rhodes Court was a manor in the southeast Parish of Selling in the borough of Rhodes in England. Christopher arrived in VA to James City County on 9 May 1635. Roger Tilghman was born in 1650 in Accomac, VA and married before 1675 to Winnifred Austin. He married secondly in 1680 to Susannah Parham. His children are: Robert, Jane, Christine, John and George. Roger owned 1060 acres in Bristol Parish, Charles County, VA. He transported 22 persons into the colony (perhaps including Robert A. Abernathy). His land was known as Fort Tilman and was located on the south side of Appamattox River at Monk's Head. Roger died in 1690 in Prince George, VA. After settling in VA, Roger changed his name from Tilghman to Tillman.

      Also in Accomac, VA was Ruth Devonshire's family and Winnifred Austin's family. [1, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7087] "Roger Tilghman Tillman (1650-1690)", http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83489188.

    2. [S5354] http://www.jrily.com/genealogy/aqwn94.htm.

    3. [S44942] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/c/Jim-Cocke/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0478.html.

    4. [S44957] Hope Nelson Tillman's Family Genealogy...http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I385&tree=tree1.

    5. [S44956] John Allen Coffey, Author & Researcher on his family website, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/o/f/John-A-Co.

    6. [S13689] Robert Willoughby KG (1452 - 1502), Ancestors, Descendant & Profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Willoughby-296, abstr.

    7. [S45114] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/r/Michelle-E-Borders-/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0540.html.

    8. [S48248] http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I385&tree=tree1.

    9. [S7088] "Early Colonial Virginia - Accomac,VA", http://genealogical-gleanings.com/Early%20Virginia.htm.