Virginia Hayth
Virginia's Mother
Virginia's Husband


(8) Robert Heath: Attorney General of London, England

Cheif Justice Court of Common Pleas 1631-1634

1629 Patent for N. Carolina

1620 Charter for New England (names Robert Heath as a Council member)

Esta Cook's mother was Virginia Hayth. Virginia was born in 1833, Her parents were (1)Thomas Hayth and Saluda Camper. Thomas' father was (2)William H. Hayth (1773-1854) he was married to Mary Wilkens Moorman (1784-). Together they had 9 children (1)Thomas was their second son. (2)William H. Hayth's father was (3)Thomas Heath (1750-1821) who was married to Martha Gilbert (?-1828) they had 8 children (2)William H. being the oldest. (3)Thomas Heath's father was (4)William Heath (?-1775) William was twice married, first to Elinor then to Martha. He had 7 children, (3)Thomas Heath was the first child. (4)William Heath's parents were (5)Thomas Heath (?-1727) and Winifred Jones (?-1724) Thomas was born in Northumberland Co., VA, he and Winifred had 4 children (4)William was their first child. (5)Thomas Heath's is believed to be the first child of (6)Thomas Heath (ca.1647-ca.1690) and Mary Lee (?-1731) (6)Thomas and Mary also lived in Northumberland Co., VA (6)Thomas Heath is believed to be the only child of (7)Thomas Heath (ca.1612-ca.1690) who was the second to youngest son of 6 children born to (8)Robert Heath (1575-1649) who was born in Eatonbridge, Kent, England and died in Calais, France. (8)Robert Heath's wife was Margaret Miller. (8)Robert Heath is the only recorded son of (9)Robert Heath (ca.1538-) of Eatonbridge, Kent, England and Ann Poser (ca. 1555-?) They were married February 18th 1573 in St. Stephen, London, England.



Robert Heath & Ann Poser
Robert Heath & Margaret Miller
Thomas Heath
Thomas Heath & Mary Lee
Thomas Heath & Winifred Jones
William Heath & Elinor
Thomas Heath & Martha Gilbert
William H. Hayth & Mary W. Moorman
Thomas Hayth & Saluda Camper
Charles Cook & Virginia Hayth
Charles McCambpell & Esta F. Cook
Winona McCampbell









Will of (2)William Haythe
In the name of God Amen: I William Haythe of the County of Campbell and State of Virginia being of sound mind do hereby make my last will andtestament in manner and from following, that is to say: 1st - I desirethat the perishable part of my estate be immediately sold after my decease, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay all my debts & funeral expenses should the perishable part of my property prove insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire that my executors hereafter named, may sell such portion of my real estate as they may think most proper, and out of the money’s coming therefore pay and satisfy such of my just debts as shall remain unpaid out of theperishable part of my Estate. 2nd - After the payment of my debts, and funeral expenses I give to my wife Polly Haythe the residue of my entire Estate both real and personnel, to have to hole and to enjoy with theleave to her ________ to dispose of the same by her last will, and testament. And lastly - I do hereby constitute and appoint my two friends Gilbert Hayth and Charles H. Moorman my executors of this my last will and testament, hereby rendering all then and former wills and testaments by me hereafter made.
In Witnesses whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affirmed my seal,this 1st day of Sept. In the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundredand fifty three.

William Haythe


(3)Thomas Heath served in the Revolutionary army. His first name appeared upon a company pay roll for April 1777 as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Fox’s company, Sixth Virginia Regiment, Continental Line, commanded byLt. Col. James Hendricks. He is reported to have been discharged as aprivate of that organization on February 11, 1778. From Eckebrode’sSpecial Report concerning 1778; -- Under casualties is the note "Left inVirginia" in reference to Thomas Heath. Three years later, on 21 April1781, Thomas Haythe was sworn in as first lieutenant in the Revolutionaryarmy, then later promoted to Captain. A final entry on 15 November 1783reads, "Thomas Heath – Received though George Mason, amount due him."

Thomas Heath’s children -- Charles, moved to Chillicothe, Ohio; --Pleasant; -- Gilbert, who married Elizabeth Rucker, the daughter of anEpiscopal minister of Harris creek, Amherst Co.; -- John, who married__________; children, Eliza A. and John, Jr.; -- Willliam, who married in1800 to Polly Moorman; he sold 264.5 acres of land to Alex S. Henry in1827; -- Benjamin, who married in 1811 to Ann E. Ramsay; -- Thomas, Jr.;-- Jennie Hall.

Will of Thomas Hayth
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hayth of Campbell County and StateVirgnia, being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind ofwhich thank my Creator calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, andbeing desirous to dispose of such worldly estate as it hath pleased Godto help me with. I do hereby Will and bequeath the same in the mannerfollowing. Imprimis It is my will and desire that all my just debts bepaid out of my Estate. I lend to my beloved wife Martha during hernatural life or widowhood three hundred acres of land to be taken of theNorth ends of my tract and to include my mansion house and otherimprovements thereon also the whole of my personal Estate accept onenegro boy Martin and girl Chloe including six nigroes (To Wit, Lucy,Briddy, York, Nedd, Manson, and Lcote.) All my stock of horses, cattle,sheep, and hogs, my household and kitchen furniture and plantation(eutentials ?) She my said wife Martha paying to my son Pleasant Hayth five hundred dollars good and lawful money within three years after mydecease which said sum of five hundred dollars I hereby give and bequeathto my said son Pleasant Hayth and to be paid out of my Esate above loanedand after my said wife’s widowhood or death, the said three hundred acres of land appurtenances as above loaded I hereby give and bequeath to myson Gilbert Hayth the residence of said property so loaned to be sold apublic sale and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided amongst all mychildren or their heirs, except to my son John Hayth. The portion that would otherwise fall to him by the above distribution I hereby will and bequeath to his two children (to Wit, Eliza A. Hayth and John Hayth.) I give to my son William Hayth fifty acres of my land at the lower andlying on each side of Molly’s Creek and to include his Old Settlement andimprovements. I give to my son Benjamin Hayth ninety five acres of myland including his Settlement on the south end or corner of my land. I give to my son Thomas Hayth ninety five acres of my land laying between his brother Benjamin’s ninety-five acres and the three hundred acreswhich I have lent to my wife Martha. It is my will and desire that my sonWilliam and Thomas Hayth shall not sell the land hereby bequeathed tothem during their mother’s lifetime. I give to my son Gilbert Hayth one yellow negro boy called Martin. I leave in the hands of my son Gilbert Hayth as trustee for my daughter Jincey Hall and the heirs of her bodyone negro girl by the name of Chloe for their benefit all the rest of my property heretofore loaned or given to any of my other children, stands as given forever. I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Martha and my son Gilbert Hayth executrix and executor to this my last will and testamentand it is to be understood that they are to pay all my just debts out of my Estate and to carry this my will into full effect.

Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of March 1821.

Thomas Hayth

In 1761, (4)William Heath served in a corps raised for defense of state,commanded by Colonel Byrd. William Heath’s first wife was named Elinor_______ and in December, 1757, they made a deed to John Heath. Williamwas later remarried to Martha _________.

In 1757, William Heath patented 39 acres of land on the north side ofStaunton River. In 1771, he patented 333 acres on the south branch ofMolley’s Creek; also 91 acres on the south side of Staunton River. Thesame year Thomas Heath patented 250 acres on both sides of the south forkof Bear Creek, including its head, and in 1850 Thomas patented 220 acreson the west branches of Molley’s Creek. These properties were said to beLawrence land grants approved by King George III of England.

In the last deed, where he patented 91 acres on the south side of Staunton River, William spelt his name "Hayth." Likewise, Williams oldest son (Thomas) ensured that all his children born after 1773 (in CampbellCo.) were surnamed "Hayth" also. Thomas and Martha’s first two children,Gilbert and William, were surnamed Heath and therefore were probably born in Bedford County before the move to Campbell County.

William Hayth placed an announcement in the May 16th edition of theVirginia Gazette in 1771. The announcement read as follows:

Run away from the Subscriber, in Bedford County, on Great Falling River, and Irish servant man named Michael Kelly, about five feet five incheshigh, with short black hair, wears a cut brown wig, a blue Broadclothcoat, spotted flannel jacket, and a pair of old patched breeches. Also,an Irish servant woman named Margaret Kelly. Wife to the said Michael.She wore a blue Calimanco gown and petticoat. They both speak Irish, but neither of them are known to speak English. I will give FIVE POUNDSreward on their being delivered to me, and FIFTY SHILLINGS if they aresecured in any jail in this colony, upon information of the same given toWILLIAM HAYTH.

William Hayth first made his home on Long Island, Staunton River (BedfordCounty); he was married to Martha _________. William had six children byMartha; 2 boys and 4 girls. His will written in 1775 mentions sons:Jesse, Thomas (who married Martha Gilbert of Pittsylvania,) daughters:Elizabeth Manley, Eleanor Burgess, Mary Christian, and Sarah Cunningham.

In 1794, Haythe sold the Long Island estate and moved to land near PigeonRun adjoining the property of Robert Alexander in Campbell County. Todaythat property is known as "Gladys" and is located near Rustburg, Va. TheHaythe family was known to have a large orchard there and while the housethey lived in has burned many years ago, the original chimney to theirestate house is still standing.

It was in the part of the United States which we now call North Carolina,you remember, that Sir Walter Raleigh tried to found a colony. That colony came to nothing, and the land which the white men had reclaimedfrom the wilderness returned once more to the wilderness.

Nearly a hundred years went past before white men again appeared in that part of the country. In 1629 King Charles I granted all this region toSir Robert Heath, but he made no attempt to colonise it. Then a few settlers from Virginia and New England and the Barbados, finding the landvacant and neglected, settled there.
Sir Robert Heath

Meanwhile Charles II had come to the throne, and, wanting to reward eight of his friends who had been staunch to him during the Commonwealth, in1663 he gave them all the land between latitude 30° and 36° and from seato sea. If you look on the map you will see that this takes in nearly thewhole of the Southern States.
The Carolinas given to eight Englishmen, 1663

Sir Robert Heath was by this time dead, and his heirs had done nothing with his great territory in America, but as soon as it was given toothers they began to make a fuss. Charles II, however, said as Sir Roberthad failed to plant a colony his claim no longer held good. So the eightnew proprietors took possession of it. This tract of land had alreadybeen named Carolina by the Frenchman Ribaut in honour of Charles IX ofFrance, and now the Englishmen who took possession of it kept the oldname in honour of Charles II.

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