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John England
Male 1767 - 1840

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  • Birth  01 Apr 1767  Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Mar 1840  Hancock Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DAR Record has his place of death as Scott Co. VA
    Buried  England Cemetery, Looneys Gap, Hancock Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29708  Master File
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2017 
     
    Father  William Anderson England, II,   b. ca 1740, Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1801, Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Farris,   b. ca 1745, Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1802, Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jan 1765  Goochland Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F15005  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Parsons,   b. 1765, Amherst Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1846, Hancock Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Feb 1786  Amherst Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dodd, Jordan. Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
      Name: John England
      Spouse: Mary Parsons
      Marriage Date: 22 Feb 1786
      Marriage Location: Amherst County, Virginia

      Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
      Name: Mary Parsons Or Persons
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 22 Feb 1786
      Marriage Place: Amherst County, Virginia
      Father: John Persons [Parsons]
      Spouse: John England
      FHL Film Number: 30273
      Reference ID: P 28
    Children 
     1. Sarah (Sallie) England,   b. ca 1796, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1859, Hancock Co. TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2017 
    Family ID  F12615  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1820 Census
      Name: John England
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Scott, Virginia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 6
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6

      1830 Census
      Name: Jno England
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Scott, Virginia
      Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2

      MILITARY RECORDS

      Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

      Name: John England
      Pension Year: 1834
      Application State: Virginia
      Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
      Second Applicant Name: Mary England
      Second Applicant Pension Year: 1846
      Second Applicant Application State: Virginia
      Archive Publication Number: M804
      Archive Roll Number: 928
      Total Pages in Packet: 52

      The National Archives; Washington, D.C.; Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury; Record Group Title: Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury; Record Group Number: 217; Series Number: T718; Roll Number: 18

      Name: John England
      Year Range: 1835-1850
      Pension Office Place: Virginia
      Spouse: Mary England

      DAR RECORD

      ENGLAND, JOHN
      Ancestor #: A036752
      Service:
      VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
      Birth: 4-1-1767 GOOCHLAND CO VIRGINIA
      Death: 3-18-1840 SCOTT CO VIRGINIA
      Pension Number:
      *W5270
      Service Source:
      *W5270
      Service Description:
      1) CAPTS EDWARD SMITH, JOSEPH LEAKS

      Residence
      1) County: GOOCHLAND CO - State: VIRGINIA
      Spouse MARY PARSONS
      Number
      Name

      Pension Application of John England W5270

      Transcribed by Ronald Wilson 10 Nov 2011,in Hohenwald, TN

      Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the seventh day of June 1832. State of Virginia, Scott County.

      On this 14th day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open court of the County of Scott now sitting John England a resident of Scott County aged 76 years who being duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed seventh date of June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and servedas herein stated.

      That about 12 or 15 months before the battle at the siege of York he was a citizen of Goochland County Virginia when he was drafted to go to the Shirley hundred between York and Norfolk, that he commenced his march from same under Colonel Fleming, Capt. Edward Smith, Lieut. Hodges, and
      Ensign William Hodges who was afterwards killed at the siege of York for that place, that he marched, on through Richmond, Virginia to that place that when they arrived at the Shirley hundred they found there a considerable number of men under the command of Col. Snodgrass, that they all remained stationed at the Shirley hundred about three months during which time they remained there in the
      vicinity of the place as guards under Col. Snodgrass and Fleming, that they had no fighting nor did they do anything but spy about, that at the end of the three months they were discharged.

      That some short time after his return home from the first tour but he cannot say certainly how long he was again drafted and went again from the same place under the same Colonel and Captain and that he marched to the Pigeon and Mobbin's Hills and remained there under the same officers during the tour, that there was no other troops there during that time but Fleming's men, that they remained there
      guarding the place did nothing else till they were again discharged by the same Colonel and Captain.

      That about four or five months before the battle of York he was again drafted and marched from the same place to Norfolk under the same officers Fleming and Smith, that when they arrived at Norfolk there was a considerable army there of the militia from different counties that that he does not recollect which officers commanded them, that he remained there during the tour under the same officers as he
      recollects but he can't recollect the name of the other officers where that they did nothing but lie there in readiness for any call that might be made for them until the third tour was out when they were again discharged, that about 30 days before the siege of York he was drafted on a fourth tour of three months and marched from the same place under Capt. Joseph Leak and marched from Goochland to Hobbs Hole where they were attached to Col. Nathaniel Dandridge's regular Regiment from Hanover County Virginia from which place they marched under the same Col. Dandridge to York where they found the two armies, the Americans under Washington and Lafayette, Morgan, and Wayne, the British were penned in York under Cornwallis and Tarleton, that he was there as he now recollects almost during the
      siege he thinks it commenced but a few days before he arrived there and as he now recollects it lasted
      something like 40 days, that during his stay there they were constantly engaged fighting raising breastworks and entrenchments, that the Americans were scattered around the town and the French guarded the river, that they had prepared to blow up the town which they would have done in a short time if they had not surrendered, that when they surrendered the whole army were taken prisoners and marched to Winchester, Virginia, that he remain at York for some time after the siege ended say two or three weeks when he was discharged from his fourth tour of three months, that the prisoners were kept at Winchester sometime when they were taken from there to Albemarle and barracks were built there to keep them in, that the whole British Army that is to say Cornwallis and his men, Tarleton, Howe, Clinton, and Burgoyne and were kept until they were exchanged but he does not recollect how long, that they were guarded while there by militia captains and their companies, that as a guard of these prisoners he also served two three-month tours under the same Captain Joseph Leak, that was drafted in them both for that purpose and went the first one shortly after the prisoners arrived there and before the
      barracks were finished, that when he arrived there, there was a company there commanded by Holdman Rice from the same County of Goochland that he went home and Leak took the command of both companies, that the prisoners while there fared exceedingly well in every respect, that he remained
      there guarding them for three months and was discharged, that during his first tour there one Abram Prewett robbed or stole some whiskey and was sentenced to run the gauntlet for it, which he did running through about 50 men all of whom gave him a tap, that after his return home from this tour sometime he was again drafted to go to the same place for the same purpose another three months tour and that he went again under the same Capt. Joseph Leak, that when Leak and his company left there the first time Capt. Rice took the command and kept it until Leak and his company returned a second time, that they remained there the second tour of three months and were again discharged sometime before the prisoners were exchanged, that he got written discharge at the end of every tour but has lost them all by negligence, that it was not his practice in those days of his youth to take care of any papers whatever, thus having served three tours under Capt. Smith and Col. Fleming, one at Shirley hundred, at Pigeon and Mobbins hills, and one at Norfolk and one tour under Captain Joseph Leak and Colonel
      Dandridge at York and two tours under Capt. Joseph Leak at the barracks all of three months each, making 18 months that the has no documentary evidence by which he can prove any of the above facts, nor does he know of any person leaving by whom he can prove them, he hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to any pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the
      pension roll of any agency of any state whatsoever nor has it been.

      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
      his

      John X England
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      We, John Dickenson a clergyman residing in the County of Scott and Robert Speer, residing in the same county hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John England who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be 76 years old that he is beloved and respected in the neighborhood where he lives to have been a soldier in the revolution and that we concur in that
      opinion.

      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
      John Dickenson
      Robert Speer

      And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to them that John Dickenson who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the said County of Scott and that Robert Speer who has also signed the same is a resident in the said County is a credible
      person and their statements are entitled to credit. I, John S. Martin, clerk of the Court of the County of Scott do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of this application of John England for a pension. Said testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal (there being no seal of office yet procured) this 23rd day of February in the year 1833.

      John S. Martin
      State of Virginia
      Scott County

      I John Wolfe presiding Justice of the Court of Scott County in the State of Virginia do certify that John S. Martin who hath given the preceding certificate is clerk of the said Court, given under my hand this 10th day of April 1833.
      John Wolfe
      Virginia

      At a court held for Scott County at the courthouse thereof on Wednesday the 10th day of April 1833 On this 10th day of April 1833 Samuel [McCarron] a credible witness of the County of Lee Virginia came into open court and made oath in open court now sitting as follows that is to say that
      himself and John England, who has at a former term of this court subscribed and sworn to a Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th day of June 1832 before and at the time of the Revolutionary war were residents of the same County of Goochland Virginia, that he was in the revolutionary war with said England first at Mobbin's Hills then at Jamestown, at Williamsburg and lastly at Little York and that he knows his declaration made for the purposes
      aforesaid to be true as to his serving at the above places, that he knows the applicant to be the same John England who served as aforesaid from a recollection of him and on hearing him converse of those occurrences.

      I, John S. Martin, Clerk of the Court of Scott County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of John England for a pension. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 10th day of December 1833.
      John S. Martin