Ancestral Family Topic 862

 862   Maj. William Mayo (1684-1744)
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Maj. William Mayo, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Maj. William Mayo might describe his life as follows.

Christened at Poulshot, Wilts County, England, 4 November 1684, I was just 25 when I married Frances Gould in St. Michael’s Parish, Barbados, 11 December 1709. A surveyor, I made the official map of the island.
Frances and our 4 daughters came to Virginia with me about 1723 and we settled in present-day Goochland County where I was a county justice,  surveyor,  militia major,  and vestryman of St. James’ Parish.  Then Goochland County was all lands west of present-day Henrico and Chesterfield counties. I eventually surveyed 1,204 tracts that covered about 900 square miles - 3 times the size of present-day Goochland.
In 1728 I was lead surveyor on an expedition of Virginians and North Carolinians that ran the dividing line between our colonies. William Byrd wrote a book about our exploits and was kind to say of me, “He endured the same Hardship and underwent the Same Fatigue that the forwardest of the Men did, and that with so much Cheerfulness as if Pain had been his Pleasure, and Difficulty his real Diversion.”  Pleased with my work on the line, William Byrd chose me to survey the streets of a city he envisioned on the James: Richmond.
After Frances succumbed to the rigors of Virginia life, I wrote to Barbados in August 1731 asking Anne Perratt, to marry me and she consented. We had four children.
As a surveyor, I knew where the best land was, so during my lifetime, I accumulated nearly 34,000 acres. When my daughter Sarah married Joseph Scott, I gave them 1,600 acres as a wedding gift. I gave Johanna 2,850 acres when she married George Carrington. They had a few congressmen among their descendants.
I died in 1744 leaving nearly 10,000 acres to my heirs.

Barbados map
William surveyed Barbados in 1717-21 and the map he drew is on file in the King’s College Library. William Byrd attested to its accuracy and in April 1722 the board of trade ordered its secretary to subscribe “for the use of the Board, for one of the maps of Barbados, which Mr. Mayo is about to publish.”
The 4 daughters born in Barbados were Sarah, Mary, Johanna, and Hester. The Mayos rented land in Henrico County from Thomas Randolph in Dec. 1723 before moving on to Goochland. Two children born in Virginia, Elizabeth and William Mayo, died young, and Hester died soon afterwards.
Anne Perratt was the daughter of John Perratt (c.1655- 7 June 1729) of Barbados. She and William had Daniel, Rebecca, John, and Joseph.

Virginia - North Carolina boundary dispute
William Mayo is perhaps best known for helping to survey the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina in 1728. The purpose of the survey was to resolve ongoing jurisdictional disputes between the two colonies, which originated in the two Carolina charters: the 1663 charter declared the boundary to be the 36º parallel, but the charter of 1665 placed the boundary about at 36º 30’, effectively adding a 30-mile strip of territory to North Carolina. Virginia preferred to ignore the second charter. Conflict began when settlers, to whom Virginia had granted land in the disputed territory, refused to pay quit rent taxes to that Colony. A more northerly border would also give North Carolina, a colony with no natural port, a route to ship tobacco without paying export duties to Virginia.
In 1705 the Virginia House of Burgesses resolved to appoint a commission to cooperate with North Carolina to establish the boundary between the two colonies. Five years would elapse before the commission would begin. Yet cooperate, they would not. Both Colonies secretly undertook individual surveys, quibbled over official instructions, and found faults with the others’ readings. This survey was inconclusive.
Both Virginia and North Carolina continued to grant land in the disputed territory. By 1714 the jurisdictional problems were so substantial that both the Virginia Governor Spotswood and the North Carolina Governor Charles Eden agreed on a compromise. Although the Crown approved the compromise, it was not until 1727 that both colonies appointed commissioners and surveyors. North Carolina appointed Christopher Gale, Edward Moseley, William Little, and John Lovick commissioners and Virginia appointed William Byrd, William Dandridge, and Richard Fitz-William. Surveyors for North Carolina were Samuel Swann and Edward Moseley, also a commissioner. William Mayo and Alexander Irvine, Professor of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary,  represented Virginia.  Among the assistants were Peter Jones, Thomas Short Sr., and Abraham Jones. Joseph Mayo briefly joined them.

Running the dividing line
The survey began 5 March 1728/9, and by 14 March the team reached the Dismal Swamp. Surveyors and their 12 assistants struck out through the swamp and the commissioners and the others in the party went round. The two parties reunited two weeks later. After 6 weeks in the wilderness and running the line 73 miles, they suspended the survey until autumn. After continuing 20 Sept., they soon reached the Roanoke River. Having satisfied themselves about the eastern portion of the boundary, the North Carolina party turned back. But the Virginia commissioners had orders to continue, and so they did advancing the line as far as Peters Creek on the border of present-day Stokes County. Winter and the challenge of the Appalachians ended their progress.
Ascertaining a border between two colonies in the eighteenth century would typically be a historical footnote except for the journal William Byrd kept of the enterprise. History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina is an American literature classic. In fact, Byrd wrote two accounts of the survey. He wrote first The Secret History of the Line that he presumably did not intend to publish. In the Secret History, Byrd depicted principal characters with fictitious names. He was “Steddy” and Alexander Irvine and William Mayo were “Orion” and “Astrolabe.” The chaplain, Rev. Peter Fontaine, was “Dr. Humdrum” and Edward Moseley was “Plausible.” Below are excerpts from each version.

History of the Dividing Line
Two Experienct Surveyors were at the same time directed to wait upon the Commissioners, Mr. Mayo, who made the Accurate Mapp of Barbadoes, and Mr. Irvin, the Mathematick Professor of William and Mary Colledge. And because a good Number of Men were to go upon this Expedition, a Chaplain was appointed to attend them, and the rather because the People of the Frontiers of North-Carolina, who have no Minister near them, might have an Opportunity to get themselves and their Children baptizd.

Byrd’s patrician attitude toward his associates to the south contributed to dissension among the two groups. Before they began the survey, the commissioners corresponded on several matters. The Dismal Swamp, straddling the border of the two colonies, was a dilemma. 

The Secret History
If the Great Swamp… shou’d be absolutely impassible, we then propose to run a due West Line from Our first Station thither & then Survey around the same til we shall come on our due West course on the other Side, & so proceed til we shall be again interrupted. But if you shall think of a more proper Expedient, we shall not be fond of our own Opinion. And tho’ we can’t conceive that taking the Latitude will be of any use in running this Line, yet we shall be provided to do it with the greatest exactness.
In performing which we shall on our part use no graduated Instruments: but our Accurate Surveyor Astrolabe tells us he will use a Method that will come nearer the Truth. He likewise proposes to discover as near as possible the just variation of the Compass, by means of a true Meridian to be found by the North Star. We shall bring with us 2 or 3 very compasses, which we hope will not differ much from Yours, tho’ if there shou’d be some little variance, ‘twill be easily reconciled by two such Skilful Mathematicians as Astrolabe and Plausible.

The graduated instrument was probably the surveyor’s pole, 16½ feet long. By sighting the north star with it, one could crudely calculate latitude. The better method referred to above was perhaps the astrolabe.

The crew did survey through the Great Dismal Swamp with great difficulty and pain. The other surveyor “was excus’d from Fatigue, in complement of his Lungs,” but Mayo kept on. Byrd said of Mayo “He endured the same Hardship and underwent the Same Fatigue that the forwardest of the Men did, and that with so much Cheerfulness as if Pain had been his Pleasure, and Difficulty his real Diversion.” 
The governor originally intended John Allen of “Bacon’s Castle,” Surry County, to be one of the two Virginia surveyors. When Allen excused himself because of his wife’s illness, Byrd wanted to replace him with William’s brother, Joseph Mayo. Yet the governor had already heard of Allen’s situation and had appointed Alexander Irvine. Byrd’s described the situation as follows. “Capricorn” was Allen and “Orion,” Irvine. 

The Secret History
Then [“Steddy”] march’d his Men in good Order to Capricorn’s Elegant Seat, according to the Route before projected, but found him in dolefull Dumps for the illness of his Wife. She was really indispos’d, but not so dangerously as to hinder a Vigorous Man from going upon the Service of his Country. However he seem’d in the midst of his Concern, to discover a Secret Satisfaction, that it furnish’t him with an Excuse of not going upon an Expedition, that he fancy’d wou’d be both dangerous & difficult. Upon his refusing to go for the reason abovemention’d, Steddy wrote to the Governor how much he was disappointed at the Loss of one of the Surveyors, & recommended Astrolabe’s Brother to Supply his Place. At the same time he dispatch’t away an Express to Young Astrolabe, to let him know he had nam’d to the Governor for his Service.
But not knowing how it wou’d be determin’d he cou’d promise him nothing, tho’ if he wou’d come to Norfolk at his own Risque, he shou’d there be able to resolve him. This was the best Expedient he cou’d think of for the Service at that Plunge because Capricorn had in his bitterness of his Concern, taken no care to acquaint the Governor that he was prevented from going. However Dr Arsmart who had been to Visit Mrs Capricorn, let the Governor know that he was too tender a Husband to leave his Spouse to the Merch of a Physician.
Upon this Notice, which came to the Governor before Steddy’s Letter, it was so managed that the Orion was appointed to go in his room. This Gentleman is Professor of the Mathematicks in the College of William & Mary, but has so very few Scholars, that he might be well enough spared from his Post for a short time. It was urg’d by his Friends, that a Person of his Fame for profound Learning, wou’d give a grace to the Undertaking, and be able to Silence all the Mathematicks of Carolina.

The phrase, Merch of a Physician meant “kindness of a doctor.” Merch was Old English for “marrow” indicating “goodness” or the substance within bones. We do not know who Dr Arsmart was.

Byrd thought more highly of Mayo than Irvine (“Orion”), who often deferred to the North Carolinian surveyors rather than to his Virginian companion, Mayo. Byrd said it this way. 

The Secret History
Orion seem’d to be grievously puzzled about Plotting off his Surveyor’s Work, and chose rather to be oblig’d to the Carolina Commissioners, than to Mr Mayo, for their Instruction, which it was evident to every Body that he wanted. The Truth of it is, he had been much more discreet to loiter on at the College, & receive his Sallary quietly (which he ows to his Relation to the pious Commissary) than to undertake a Business which discover’d he knew very little of the matter.

Irvine (“Orion”) had recommended Richard Fitz-William (“Firebrand”) to the governor and Fitz-William took every opportunity to elevate the ineffectual Irvine above the more competent Mayo. Fitz-William’s slander of Mayo (“Astrolabe”) convinced the commissary of the College of William and Mary to renounce his appointment of Mayo as surveyor of Goochland County. After Byrd (“Steddy”) and Dandridge (“Meanwell”) met with the governor, he intervened for Mayo and overruled the Commissary. This is Byrd’s version of the story. 

The Secret History
Firebrand took all Occasions to set Orion above Astrolabe, which there was no reason for, but because he had Honour to be recommended by him.
Nor were these Gentlemen content with doing this wrong to Me, but they were still more & more unjust to Astrolabe, by telling the Governor, that he was ignorant in the Business of Surveying, that he had done nothing in running of the Line, but Orion had done all; which was as Opposite to Truth, as Light is to Darkness, or Modesty is to Impudence. For in Fact Astrolabe had done all, & Orion had done nothing, but what expos’d not only his awkwardness in the Practice, but his Ignorance in the Theory: nor was this a bare untruth only with regard to Astrolabe, but there was Malice in it, for they had so totally preposest the Commissary with his being Ignorant in the Art of Surveying, that, contrary to his promise formerally given, he determin’d not to make him Surveyor of GoochLand, nor had he yielded to it at last, without the interposition of the Governor. So liable is Humane Nature to prepossession, that even the Clergy is not exempt from it.
They likewise circulated a great many other ridiculous Stories in the Gaiety of their Hearts, which carry’d a keener Edge against themselves than Steddy, & therefore merited rather my Contempt, than Resentment. However it was very easy when Meanwell & I came to Town, not only to disprove all their Slander, but also to set every thing in a true light with Regard to themselves. We made it as Clear as the Noon Day, that all Evidence they had given was as much upon the Irish, as their Wit & their Modesty. The Governour was soon convinced, & exprest himself very freely to those Gentlemen & particularly to Orion, who had with great confidence impos’d upon him. He was also so fully perswaded of Astrolabes Abilities, that he perfectly constrain’d the Commissary to appoint him Surveyor of Goochland, to the Mortification of his Adversarys.

Byrd recounts the daily exploits of the surveying team and refers specifically to Mayo (“Astrolabe”) several times. On 15 Oct., Byrd related the following. 

The Secret History
We pitch’t the Tent at the Bottom of a Mount, which we call’d Mount Pleasant, for the Beauty of the Prospect from whence. This Night Astrolabe’s Servant had his purse cut off, in which he lost his own Money, & some that my Man had put in his keeping. We could suspect no Body but Holmes of the Kingdom of Ireland, who had watched it seems that night for several of the Men, without which he cou’d not have had an Opportunity. He also had the Insolence to strike Meanwells Servant, for which he had like to have been toss’d in a Blanket.
Astrolabe’s Horse fell with him in the River which had no other Consequence but to refresh him, & make the rest of the Company merry. Here the Low-Ground was very narrow, but very dry, & very delightful.

On 21 Oct. the surveyors left for work about 9:00 a.m. running the line across hills and through thick brush. The commissioners and attendants left after 2:00 p.m. to overtake them but could not find them. Byrd continued the story. 

The Secret History
We past tho’ intollerable Thickets to the great Danger of our Eyes, & damage of our Cloaths, Insomuch that I had enough to do to keep my Patience & sweet Temper. With all our Diligence, we cou’d fight our way thro’ the Bushes no farther than 2½ Miles before Sunset, so that we cou’d not reach the Surveyors. This was a sensible Grief to us, because they had no Bedding with them, & probably no Victuals. And even in the last Article we were not mistaken, for tho’ our Indians kill’d a Bear, he had left it on the Line for us to pick up. Thus our Dear Friends run the risque of being doubly starv’d, both with Cold & Hunger. I knew this wou’d ill agree with Orion’s delicate Constitution, but Astrolabe I was in less pain for, because he had more Patience & cou’d subsist longer upon licking his Paws.

The next day, the commissioners found the surveyors, on the banks of the river they named Mayo. It still has this name today. 

The Secret History
We came up with the Surveyors on the Banks of the Western Branch of the Irvin, which we call’d the Mayo. Here they had halted for us, not knowing the Reason why we staid behind so long.
After the Tent was Pitch’t, Astrolabe, Humdrum, & I clamber’d up a high Hill to see what we cou’d discover from thence. On the Brow of the Hill we spy’d a Young Cubb on the top of a high Tree at Supper upon some Acorns. We were so indiscreet as to take no Gun with us, & therefore were oblig’d to hallow to the Men to bring One. When it came Astrolabe undertook to fetch the Bear down, but mist him. However the poor Beast hearing the Shot Rattle about his Ears, came down the Tree of his own Accord, & trusted to his Heals. It was a pleasant Race between Bruin & our grave Surveyor, who I must confess runs much better than he shoots; Yet the Cubb out ran him even down Hill…

On 28 Oct., the threat of rain confined the crew. 

The Secret History
We kept snug in the Tent all Day spending most of our time in reading, & Dr Humdrum being disturb’d at Astrolabe’s reading Hudibras aloud, gabbled an Old Almanac 3 times over, to drown one Noise with another. This Trial of Lungs lasted a full Hour, & tired the Hearers as much as the Readers.

Hudibras was a mock-heroic satirical poem written in tetrameter couplets by Samuel Butler. Today, they call such a burlesque style of writing “Hudibrastic.”

Byrd ends the journal on 22 Nov. with the following. Chariky was “Cherokee,” the Appalachian Mountains. 

History of the Dividing Line
A little before Noon we all took leave and dispers’t to our Several Habitations, where we were so happy to find all our Familys well. This crown’d all our Blessings, and made our Journey as prosperous as it had been painful.
Thus Ended our Second Expedition, in which we extended the Line within the Shadow of the Chariky Mountains, where we were oblig’d to Set up our Pillars, like Hercules, and return Home.

Byrd recapped the costs of the survey. The total of £1,000 was discharged by Virginia quit rents, of which William Mayo received £75. 

Next expedition cancelled
In 1731 Mayo, Byrd, and others planned an expedition but they canceled it because of Byrd’s illness. Nevertheless, Mayo stayed busy because the Council directed him to run the boundary line between Goochland and Hanover counties.

Mayo joins Byrd on visit to Land of Eden
In 1733 when William Byrd made a visit to his North Carolina properties that he called “The Land of Eden,” Mayo was with him. An often-referenced 19 Sept. 1733 entry in Byrd’s journal is the following one. 

Col. William Byrd Journal
When we got home we laid the foundations for two large cities, one at the Shaccos, to be called Richmond, and the other at the falls of the Appomattox River, to be named Petersburg. These Major William Mayo offered to lay into lots without fee or reward. The truth of it is that these two places being the uppermost landing of the James and Appomattox Rivers, are naturally intended for marts, where the traffic of the outer inhabitants must center. Thus we did not build castles only, but also cities, in the air.
My Company consisted of Four Gentlemen (Namely Major Mayo, Major Munford, Mr. Banister and Mr. Jones).

Major Munford was James Munford, Mr. Banister was John Banister and Mr. Jones was Peter Jones.

Mayo surveys Richmond
It was not until 4 years later, in April 1737, that Mayo got around to making the survey, laying off Richmond in 32 squares, 8 long and 4 wide, between the present Seventeenth and 25th Streets and from the River to Broad Street, dividing each square into 4 lots.  William Byrd advertised them for sale in the Virginia Gazette April 22-27, 1737, for £7 “Virginia currency.” This is the ad.

Virginia Gazette
This is to give Notice, That on the North Side of James River, near the Uppermost Landing and a little below the Falls, is lately laid off by Major Mayo, a Town, called Richmond, with Streets 65 Feet wide, in a pleasant and healthy Situation and well supply’d with Springs of good Water. It lies near the Publick Warehouse at Shaccoe’s, and in the midst of great Quantities of Grain, and all kind of Provisions. The Lots will be granted in Fee-Simple, on the Condition only of building a House in Three Years Time, of 24 by 16 Feet, fronting within 5 Feet of the Street. The Lots to be rated according to the Convenience of their Situation, and to be sold after this April General Court, by me. William Byrd.

According to a latter plat of the city, now in the Valentine Museum in Richmond, many early purchasers were Germans. The legislature incorporated Richmond in 1742. 
We do not know if Mayo made a survey of Petersburg. Fort Henry had been there in 1646 and Maj. Peter Jones, considered the real founder of the city, already had a well established trading post there in 1727. His old stone warehouse still stands on Peter’s Point. The following were trustees of Petersburg beginning in 1762: Robert Bolling, Roger Atkinson, William Eaton, John Banister, Robert Ruffin, Thomas Jones, Henry Walker, George Turnbull, and James Field.  The legislature united the towns of Blandford, Petersburg, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft incorporating them as Petersburg in 1784. 

Mayo surveys the Fairfax property and the Potomac
Meanwhile, in 1732 the king had appointed Byrd to figure out the southern boundary of Lord Fairfax’s property, the Northern Neck, and he selected Mayo chief engineer. When the surveyors completed their work, he combined their plats into a general map “in a Masterly Manner.” Modern surveys show his work was remarkably accurate. Not until 1738 was he paid £120. 
For “tracing out” the River Cohongorooton, now known as the Potomac River, with Robert Brooke in 1737, Mayo received £150. 

The Mayo land patents
During his lifetime Mayo secured patents for nearly 34,000 acres: 26,060 acres in Goochland, 1,060 acres in Henrico, and 6,778 acres in Amelia County.
Most of Mayo’s patents were in what was then Goochland County. In 1730 he obtained a patent to 9,350 acres and in 1731 he got 2,850 more acres.  From 1734 until his death, Mayo acquired by patent about 14,000 more acres in Goochland County: 3,000 acres in Aug. 1734,  800 acres in Sept. 1738,  400 acres in March 1739,  4,740 acres in Aug. 1740,  1,490 acres in Jan. 1741/2,  530 acres in March 1743,  1,100 acres in Aug. 1744,  and 1,800 acres in June 1746. 
One Goochland County grant was in what is now southeastern Nelson County where they named Mayo Creek for him. In Sept. 1745 the Land Office issued a posthumous patent to 1,060 acres in Henrico County that included land Mayo’s father had once owned. 
Mayo gave 1,600 acres on the south side of the James in Goochland County to William Randolph, son and heir of Thomas Randolph 15 June 1731.  When he sold to John Perratt of the Island of Barbados for £110, 2,000 acres on the south side of the James River 17 Jan. 1735/6, Ann relinquished her dower right.  John Perratt was Ann’s brother who left a will in Barbados naming sole child Ann Stegar of Goochland County and leaving a bed and bedding to his niece Rebecca Mayo, among other legatees (will dated 23 Aug. 1746 and proved 21 May 1747). 
Mayo paid tithes on 11 tithables in Goochland County in about 1732,  and in 1737 Mayo’s two slaves, Cudjoe and Jack, who worked the Amelia County land, were listed as tithables.
On 27 Feb. 1734/5 William Mayo secured a patent for 6,778 acres in what became Amelia County in 1735,  1,600 acres of which he deeded to John Dabney of Hanover County 12 Sept. 1734.  Ann Mayo relinquished her dower right. Four years later, in 1738 Mayo made two other dispositions of 100 acres to John Townes and James Akin. 
In 15 May 1739 William Mayo gave 1,600 acres and two slaves, Quasheba and Arabella, to Joseph and Sarah Scott, his daughter. 

Mayo retires
By 1739 when Mayo’s surveying duties became too onerous for a man of his age, the Council permitted him to hire Ambrose Smith to help him. Mayo made his last entry for new land he surveyed in Goochland 17 Oct. 1744: No. 1,240.

He makes his will
William made his will in Goochland County 10 Feb. 1743/4.  On 12 Sept. 1744, soon before his death, Mayo deeded 1,580 acres of his Amelia County patent to Thomas Tabb for £253.  William died 20 Oct. 1744 and the court proved his will 20 Nov. 1744.
Here is an abstract of his will that William Allen, Mary Allen, and Hutchins Burton witnessed.

Will of William Mayo
10 February 1743/4
To daughter Mary, wife of Edmund Gray, 200 acres in Amelia Co. adjoining lands of Adkins and Towns, with 3 female slaves: Chloe, Silvia, and Lucy daughter of Chloe. If she has no issue, then to George Carrington and Joseph Scott. Also to Edmund and Mary Gray, 1,000 acres on both sides of Angola Creek, adjoining John Pleasants.
To Joseph Scott and Sarah, his wife, 200 acres adjoining my own land.
To son John, all my lands in North Carolina, also 1,000 acres on Deep Creek in Goochland Co., adjoining John Perratt, with mill and plantation, also the rest of the land adjoining Edmund and Mary Gray on both sides of Angola Creek across Great Guinea Creek among branches of Willis River in Goochland, also 3 slaves: Hercules, Flora and Will.
To son Joseph, all my lands adjacent to Fluvanna River above Buffalo Island in Goochland reversion of 2,400 acres with houses in Goochland Co. on Fine Creek, after death of my wife; also, 3 slaves: Scipio, Phoebe and Jolar.
To my daughter Rebecca Mayo, 1,850 acres, being south part of my land at Peterville Chapel Goochland next to Joel Chandler. Also to her 3 slaves: Hannah, Venus and Matt.
To wife Ann, for life, my house and my lots at the Capitol landing and my 2,400 acres at Fine Creek in Goochland, and uses of slaves: Mamoe, Fatima, Jenny, Turpin, Congo, Awhey, Jollof, Cudgeo, Maddy, Harry, Rose, Pompey, Brissey, Shaty, Philip. Robert, Little Inan, Kate, Annie, Dick and Ned. Also to her my mill called Bide Mill on Peterville Chapel Branch, with 400 acres, also my household goods, tools and store goods.
Some slaves to be divided among my sons Daniel, John and Joseph after my wife’s death and some as decided by her.
To my son Joseph, Tarlton Fleming, and Stephen Hughes, my land on and above Soak Arse Run and Crooms Quarter Branch, equally, when Joseph is 21.
My executors can sell this land with Hutchins Burton having 400 acres if he pays £6.
Samuel Allen’s debt for the land and £40.
To my son-in-law George Carrington £10.
Rest of estate to my son Daniel, Wife Ann to be Executrix.
William Mayo

His widow, Ann
Soon after William’s death, Ann, the executor of his will, sold 61 acres in Amelia County belonging to William to Col. William Archer 18 March 1746/7.  William was undoubtedly precise with numbers and it is interesting that Ann priced the land at £7.6.4 and 3 farthings. This is the only deed in Amelia County priced to farthings. Ann later, in 1748, sold a 1,650-acre portion of her husband’s Amelia County land to William Seward the younger and Paulina, his wife, of Surry County, for paid £198. 
Virginia created Albemarle in 1744 from part of Goochland County and Louisa County. In the Albemarle County Court of Feb. 1746/7 Ann, as executor of her late husband’s estate, pursued claims against John Scruggs and William Phelps.  Goochland County charged Mrs. Ann Mayo on 5 tithables including her overseer William Willis, in 1749. 
Virginia created Cumberland County from part of Goochland County in 1749. That same year, Ann Mayo sold 100 acres on Fine Creek to Peter Jefferson and 350 acres on Willis Creek to Hutchins Burton. George Carrington and Paul Carrington witnessed the latter deed. The next year she sold 400 acres in Cumberland County to James Anderson.  Cumberland County charged Mrs. Mayo on 10 tithables in 1759.  Nearby was Edward Perratt.
Ann (Perratt) Mayo died 28 Nov. 1773 in her 73rd year,  leaving a will in Cumberland County (will dated 22 Jan. 1769  and proved 27 Dec. 1773).

Descendants of Maj. William Mayo
Information about the children of Maj. William Mayo, their descendants, and allied families previously found at is now available as Southside Virginia Genealogies. Learn more 
Names found in this topic include the following.
 Sarah (Mayo) Scott Jones (c.1714-),  
Joseph Scott,   
Robert Jones,  Thomas Nash,  Col. Robert Jones,  Elizabeth Brereton,  
John Scott,   William Giles,   Everard Meade,   James Hamlett,   
Benjamin Moseley,  Benjamin Moseley,   
Hester Mayo Jones,  Charles Jones,  
Betty Jones,  
Mary Jones,  Daniel Mayo,   
Samuel Jones,  Mary Giles,   
William Branch Giles,   Edward Bass,  
Samuel Jones,  Ann Branch Moseley,   
William Edward Bass,   Benjamin Latrobe,  Nathaniel Harrison,  Peter Fitzpatrick Boisseau,   
Robert Jones,  
Margaret Jones,  Capt. William Worsham,   
 Mary (Mayo) Gray,  
Edmund Gray,  
William Gray,  Mary Holt,  
Joseph Gray,  
 Johanna (Mayo) Carrington (1712-1785),  
George Carrington,  Dr. Paul Carrington,  Henningham Codrington,  
Joseph Hooper,   
Judge Paul Carrington,  
Margaret Read,   
Priscilla Simms,  David Lewis Simms,  Lettice May,  
Mary Scott Carrington,  Samuel Woodson Venable,   Peter Francisco,  
Elizabeth Woodson Venable,  William Morton Watkins,   
Margaret Read Venable,  Nicholas Cabell,   
Anne Mayo Venable,  Isaac Read,   
Samuel Venable Read,  
Clement Carrington Read,  Anne Edmunds Watkins,   
Elizabeth Read,  Richard McIlwaine,  
Isaac Read,  Susan Mary Nash,  
Nicholas Cabell Read,  Clarissa Jane Read,   
Sarah Embra Read,  Isaac Coles Carrington,   
Mary Louisa Read,  David Comfort,  
Anne Cabell Read,  
Paulina Cabell Read,  
William Watkins Read,  Paulina Edmonia Carrington,  Henry Carrington,   
Mary Carrington Venable,  William M. Womack,  
Clementina Venable,  William Shields Reid,  Abram Reid,  Martha Shields,  
Henningham Carrington Venable,  Robert H. Anderson,  Elizabeth Parke Anderson,  George H. Gilmer,  Thomas Walker Gilmer,  
Nathaniel E. Venable,  Mary Embra Scott,   
Edward Carrington Venable,  
Dr. Paul Carrington Venable,  Elizabeth Davis Coleman,  Emily Eaton Carrington,   
Agnes Woodson Venable,  Henry Edward Watkins,   
Francis Nathaniel Watkins,  
Samuel Woodson Venable,  Jane Reid,  Andrew Reid,  
Abraham Watkins Venable,  Isabella Alston Brown,  
Mildred Coles Venable,  Charles Shepperson,  
Lt. George Carrington,  Sarah Coles Tucker,  
Emily Eaton Carrington,  Paul Carrington Venable,   
Tucker Carrington,  Mary Carrington Watkins,  Elizabeth Woodson Venable,   William Morton Watkins,  
George Carrington,  
Henry Carrington,  Elizabeth Morton,  
John B. Carrington,  Judith A. Wimbish,  Charles Wimbush,  
William M. Carrington,  
Edward M. Carrington,  Elizabeth L. —,  
Paul J. Carrington,  
Clement Carrington,  
Ann Carrington,  William Cabell,   
Ens. Clement Carrington,  
Thomas Read,   
Jane (Watkins) Poage,   Rev. Drury Lacy,   Thomas C. Poage,  
Thomas Read Carrington,  
Jane Watkins Carrington,  Dr. William Washington Carrington,  
Ann Cabell Carrington,  John Blair McPhail,  
Mary Venable Carrington,  Hugh Blair Grigsby,  
Judge Paul Carrington,  
Mildred Howell Coles,  Col. Walter Coles,  Mildred Lightfoot,  
Isaac H. Coles,  
Anne Carrington,  Dr. Charles D. Fontaine,  
William Booker Green,   Anne Elizabeth Read,   
Mildred Lightfoot Carrington,  Isaac Howell Coles,  
Elizabeth Lightfoot Coles,  William Joel Watkins,  
Isaac Howell Coles,  Frances Keeling Green,  Thomas Jefferson Green,   
Mildred Carrington Coles,  John Richard Edmunds,   
Paul Carrington Edmunds,  Phoebe Ann Easley,  
Ann Lightfoot Edmunds,  Dr. John Clark Coleman,  
Henry Edmunds,  Susan H. Edmundson,  
John R. Edmunds,  
Elizabeth Coles Edmunds,  
Sallie Edmunds,  Robert Thruston Hubard,   
Mildred Coles Edmunds,  John Nalle Boyd,  
Lyttleton Edmunds,  
Edward Carrington Edmunds,  Phoebe Easley,  
Walter Coles Carrington,  Alice Cabell,   
Ann Elizabeth Hicks,  Reuben B. Hicks,   
William Allen Carrington,  Sarah Embra Scott,   
Edward Coles Carrington,  Eliza Henry Preston,  Gen. Francis Preston,  
Alexander Brodnax Carrington,  
Paul Sydenham Carrington,  Emma Catherine Cabell,   
Alexander Berkeley Carrington,  Rev. Alexander Brodnax Carrington,  Fannie Venable,  Nathaniel E. Venable,   
Isaac Coles Carrington,  Sarah Embra Read,   
Henry Carrington,  Louisa Elizabeth Cabell,   
Priscilla Lettice Carrington,  Walter Coles,  Col. Isaac Coles,  
Mildred H. Coles,  Thomas Stanhope Flournoy,   
Agnes C. Coles,  John Grattan Cabell,   
Capt. Walter Coles,  Lavinia Catherine Jordan,  
Thomas Jordan Coles,  
Lettice Coles,  
Isetta Coles,  
Helen Coles,  
Martha Carrington,  
Robert Carrington,  Joanna Tyler Bouldin,   
William Carrington,  
Maj. George Carrington,  
Margaret Bernard,  William Bernard,  
George Carrington,  Anna Hughs Williams,  Rev. James Williams,  
Codrington Carrington,  Mary Ann Carrington,  
Elizabeth Ann Carrington,  George Mayo,   
Gen. John Preston,  
Ann Carrington,  
Robert Carrington,  
William Carrington,  
Joseph Carrington,  
Theodosia Mosby,  Benjamin Mosby,  Littleberry Mosby,   
Nathaniel Carrington,  Phoebe Harris,   
Henningham Carrington,  John Bernard,  Margaret (Bernard) Carrington,  William Bernard,  
Col. Edward Carrington,  
Elizabeth Jaqueline Ambler,  Jaquelin Ambler,  Rebecca Burwell,  Col. William Brent,  John Marshall,  
Thomas Jefferson,   
Hannah Carrington,  Nicholas Cabell,   
William H. Cabell,  
Elizabeth Cabell,   Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble,  Col. Robert Gamble,  
Nicholas Carrington Cabell,  
Louisa Elizabeth Cabell,  Henry Carrington,   
Abraham Joseph Cabell,  
Catherine Ann Cabell,  
Emma Catherine Cabell,  Paul Sydenham Carrington,   
Robert Gamble Cabell,  Margaret Sophia Caskie,  
Elizabeth Hannah Cabell,  Judge William Daniel Jr.,  
William Wirt Cabell,  
Edward Carrington Cabell,  
David Yulee,  
Winfield Scott,   
Anna Maria Wilcox,  Dr. Daniel P. Wilcox,  
John Grattan Cabell,  Sarah Marshall Tankersley,  
Agnes C. Coles,   
Henry Coalter Cabell,  Jane C. Alston,  Sydney S. Baxter,  
James Alston Cabell,  
Dr. George Cabell,  Dr. George Cabell Sr.,   Susanna Wyatt,   Elizabeth Fitzhugh May,   
Elizabeth Cabell,  Dr. William B. Hare,  
Hannah Henningham Hare,  Bennett Anderson Crawford,  
Sarah Elizabeth Hare,  Col. Samuel McDowell Reid,  
William Nicholas Hare,  
Joseph Carrington Cabell,  Mary Walker Carter,   
Nicholas Cabell,  Margaret Read Venable,   
Mary Ann Cabell,  Capt. Benjamin Carrington,  Joseph Carrington,   Theodosia Mosby,  
Mayo Carrington Cabell,  
Hannah Cabell,  
Henningham Cabell,  
Paul C. Cabell,  
Mayo Carrington,  
Ann Adams,   
Mary Carrington,  Joseph Watkins,  Benjamin Watkins,  Jane (Watkins) Watkins,  Mary Mayo,   Henrietta Henningham Monongahela Codrington Carrington Elizabeth Wirt Watkins,  
 Hester Mayo,  
 Elizabeth Mayo,  
 William Mayo,  
 Capt. Daniel Mayo (-1761),  
Mary (—) Mayo,  Frances Sweeney,  Charles Scott,   William Cabell,   
William Mayo,  Catherine Swann,  
Janette Mayo,  Seth Ligon,   
Leonard Ward Ligon,  Eliza Atkinson,  
Catherine Mayo Ligon,  Elijah W. Colley,  
Seigniora P. Ligon,  William W. Colley,  
Joseph Seth Ligon,  Adeline E. Palmore,  
Charles S. Ligon,  Virginia C. —,  
Richard Ligon,  Martha —,  
William D. Ligon,  
Catherine Mayo,  William Mayo,   
Mary Mayo,  
Elizabeth Mayo,  Martin Railey,   
Polly Mayo,  Charles Railey,   
Nancy Mayo,  Joseph Railey,  
Frances Mayo,  Steel,  
Daniel Mayo,  Howard,  Elizabeth Crump,   
William Mayo,  Ann Pleasants,  Matthew Pleasants,  Ann Railey,  
Daniel Mayo,  
 Rebecca (Mayo) Macon (c.1735-),  
Henry Macon,  William Macon,  Mary Hartwell,  
Frances (Netherland) Carlyle,  Wade Netherland,  Wade Netherland,  John Carlyle,  
John Pleasants Woodson,  Tucker Woodson,  Rev. Christopher McRae,   Katy Todd Macon,   
William Macon,  Sarah Woodson,  Tucker Woodson,  Mary Netherland,  
Henry Macon,  
Mary Mayo Macon,  Richard Waters Michaux,   
William Mayo Macon,  
Sally Woodson Macon,  Thomas Thopmson Swann,  
Rebecca Mayo Macon,  Thomas Redd,  
Eliza H.M. Redd,  
Sarah Woodson Redd,  Thomas Jefferson Woodson,  
Amanda Mayo Redd,  
Ann Redd,  
George William Redd,  
Rebecca Redd,  
Thomas Redd,  
James Tucker Redd,  
Robert Hoyt Redd,  
Anderson Cocke Redd,  
Martha James Redd,  
Ann Perratt Macon,  George William Crump,   
Mary Macon,  
John Macon,  Martha Todd,  
Grace (—) Macon,  Archibald Freeland,  
Katy Todd Macon,  Thomas Miller,  
Martha Todd Macon,  John Miller,  
Margaret Macon,  John Hudson Burton,   
Elizabeth Macon,  Maj. Joel Yancey,  Ann Burton,   Robert Davis Yancey,  
Sgt. Robert C. Macon,  
Ann R. Macon,  Daniel A. Wilson,  
Nancy Macon,  
 John Mayo (1736-1786),  
Mary Tabb,  William Tabb,  Susannah Gould,  
Col. William Mayo,  
Elizabeth Bland Poythress,   
Lucy Fitzhugh,  John Fitzhugh,  Elizabeth Harrison,   
Mary Tabb Mayo,  Robert Atkinson,   
Rev. William Mayo Atkinson,  Rebecca Marsden,  Elizabeth White,  Robert White,  
William Mayo Atkinson,  
Ann Atkinson,  William Patterson,  
Elizabeth Mayo Atkinson,  William Byrd Page,  
Roger Benson Atkinson,  Mary T. Withers,  Thomas Withers,  Ann Toler,  
Jane Jones Atkinson,  Benjamin Carter Minge,   
Rev. Thomas M. Atkinson,  Josephine Wilder,  
Agnes Atkinson,  George H. Burwell,  
Robert Alexander Atkinson,  Elizabeth Nelson,  
Lucy Fitzhugh Atkinson,  Rev. Churchill J. Gibson,  
Rev. John Mayo Pleasants Atkinson,  Sally C. Wellford,  
Elizabeth Carr Harrison,  Rev. Peyton Harrison,  Mary B. Baldwin,  Fanny Stuart,  
Rev. Joseph Mayo Atkinson,  Sally C. Wellford,  
Elizabeth Bland Mayo,  Alexander S. Fulton,  James Fulton,  Elizabeth Alexander,  
Joseph H. Mayo,  Elizabeth Durburrow Blair,  Rev. John Durburrow Blair,   
Peter Mayo,  Mary Helms,  Eliza Ann Gregory,  Maj. Francis Gregory,  
Abigail Mayo,  Col. John Thom,  
Ann Mayo,  Gen. Lawrence Taliaferro Dade,  
Agnes Mayo,  Catlett Conway Macon,  
Robertson Atkinson Mayo,  Sarah Taliaferro,  
Col. John Mayo,  Abigail De Hart,  
Joseph Carrington,   
Maria Mayo,  Charles Frémont,  Thomas Moore,  John Howard Payne,  
Mrs. Anne Whitney Pryor,  John Charles Frémont,  
Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott,  
Maria Mayo Scott,  
John Mayo Scott,  
Virginia Scott,  
Winfield Scott,  
Cornelia Scott,  
Julia Ann E. Mayo,  Robert Henry Cabell,   
John Mayo,  
Edward Carrington Mayo,  Adelina Marx,  Joseph Marx,  
Edward Carrington Mayo,  
Elizabeth Mayo,  William Smith,   
Mary Smith,  Thomas Blankenship,  
William Smith,  
Elizabeth Smith,  
Beverly Smith,  Ann B. Beverley,  
Lucy Ann Smith,  
Seigniora Tabb Smith,  Daniel Weisiger,  
Elizabeth Smith Weisiger,  Francis Epps Hatcher,   
Ann M.W. Weisiger,  
Seigniora Weisiger,  
Sally Weisiger,  
Frederick Weisiger,  
Richard Weisiger,  
William Mayo Smith,  
Edward Warren Smith,  
Obadiah Smith,  
Marianna Mayo,  Nathan Anderson,   
Polly Tabb Anderson,  
John Anderson,  Davis,  
William Anderson,  Rebecca Malone Anderson,   
Mary Tabb Anderson,  Watkins,  
Rev. Peyton Anderson,  
Beverly Anderson,  
George Mayo Anderson,  Martha Ann Rowe,  
Phillip Anderson,  S. Sparrow,  
Martha Elizabeth Anderson,  George Woodfin,  
Maria Anderson,  Jesse Williams,  
Lucenia Anderson,  William Southall Harrison,  
George Mayo,  Elizabeth Ann Carrington,   
Joseph Mayo,  Col. Edward Carrington,   James Swaine,  Col. Nathaniel Harrison,   
Mary Dunn,  John Tabb,   Judith (Carrington) Brooks,  George Carrington,   Paul Carrington,   Col. William Mayo,   Miles Selden,   
 Joseph Mayo (c.1739-1802),  
Martha Tabb,  William Tabb,  Susannah Gould,  
Daniel Mayo,  Mary Carter,  
Susanna Mayo,  
William Mayo,  Catherine Mayo,   
Mary Mayo,  Thomas Watkins,  Mary Carrington,   
Col. John Trevillian,  
Martha Tabb Watkins,  Samuel Dyer,  
Jane Watkins,  Dr. Thomas Curd,  
Lucy Ann Trevillian,  Thomas Baber,  
Harriet Tabb Trevillian,  Edward Osborne Watkins,   
Col. John M. Trevillian,  Mary Argyle,  
Philip Mayo,  Susan Teackle,  
Elizabeth Mayo,  Carter M. Braxton,  
Fanny Mayo,  
Louisa Mayo,  Thomas Littleton Savage,  
Joseph Mayo,  Jane Poythress,   
Philip Mayo,  Caroline Eliza T. Atkinson,   Agnes Poythress,   Richard L.B. Mayo,  
Joseph Mayo III,  
Marianna Tabb,  Thomas Tabb,  Elizabeth Harmonson Teackle,  
Peter Poythress Mayo,  Leah Custis Upshur,  Anne E. Upshur,  Col. Littleton Upshur,  
Martha Tabb Mayo,  Philip Mayo Tabb,  Henrietta Scott,  
Dr. Henry Cabell Tabb,  
Agnes P. Mayo,  
Lucy Ann Pleasants Mayo,  Dr. Hugh Carr McNamara,  
Robert Mayo,  Emily Ann Campbell,  John Campbell,  Rev. Archibald Campbell,  Thomas Campbell,  
Dr. John Mayo,  Susan S. Tennent,  Washington Tennant,  Mary Louisa Campbell,  
Elizabeth Bland Mayo,  Charles James Stovin,  
Rebecca Mayo,  Col. Grief Green,   
Martha Tabb Green,  James Lanier,  
Elizabeth Apperson Green,  Stith Bolling Spraggins,   
Signora Green,  James Oliver,  
Lucy Mayo,  Swann,  Col. Robert Hyde Saunders,  
George Mayo,  
John Mayo,  
Martha Mayo,  David W. Woodfin,  John W. Bass,   
Dr. Edward Mayo,  Sarah Pleasants,  Samuel Pleasants,  
Dr. Robert Mayo,  Eliza Catherine Harbaugh,  Joseph Harbaugh,  
Sarah Ann Mayo,  Dr. Thomas Peers,  
Thomas Tabb Mayo,  Eliza B. —,  George Mayo,  
 Roger Atkinson,  
Anne Pleasants,  John Pleasants,  
James Baugh Jr.,   
Dorothy Atkinson,  
John Atkinson,  
Jane Atkinson,  Gen. Joseph Jones,   
Roger Atkinson,  Agnes Poythress,   
Sarah Spotswood,  
Ann Atkinson,  John Ponsonby,  
Anne Pleasants Ponsonby,  Dr. David Minge,  
John Ponsonby,  Elizabeth Cooke,  Williams,  
Eliza Johnson Ponsonby,  
Jane Atkinson Ponsonby,  
Thomas Ponsonby,  
Milhane Ponsonby,  
William Ponsonby,  
Thomas Atkinson,  Sally Cary (Nelson) Page,  
Robert Atkinson,  Mary Tabb Mayo,   

This family topic includes the following notable individuals.
Soldiers of colonial and American wars
George Carrington Sr. - Revolutionary War Paul Carrington Sr. - Revolutionary War
Henry Edward Watkins - War of 1812 George Carrington - Revolutionary War
Clement Carrington - Revolutionary War Paul Carrington Edmunds - Civil War
Walter Coles - War of 1812 Capt. Walter Coles - Civil War
George Carrington - Revolutionary War Joseph Carrington - Revolutionary War
Edward Carrington - Revolutionary War Nicholas Cabell - Revolutionary War
John Grattan Cabell - Civil War Henry Coalter Cabell - Civil War
James Alston Cabell - Civil War Mayo Carrington - Revolutionary War
William Mayo - Revolutionary War Joel Yancey - War of 1812
Robert C. Macon - War of 1812 Daniel A. Wilson - War of 1812
Col. William Mayo - Revolutionary War Laurence Taliaferro Dade - War of 1812
Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott - War of 1812 Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott - Mexican War
Nathan Anderson - Revolutionary War Joseph Mayo - Revolutionary War
Carter M. Braxton - War of 1812 Henry Cabell Tabb - Civil War
Col. Grief Green - War of 1812  

Members of congress - U.S. and Confederate
Thomas Walker Gilmer - U.S. Edward Carrington Venable - U.S.
Abraham Watkins Venable - U.S. Abraham Watkins Venable - Confederate
Paul Carrington Edmunds - U.S. Isaac Coles - U.S.
Walter Coles - U.S. Edward Carrington - U.S.
Edward Carrington Cabell - U.S. George William Crump - U.S.

Governors - colonial, territorial, and state
Thomas Walker Gilmer - Virginia William H. Cabell - Virginia

Legislators - colonial and state
William Gray - Virginia George Carrington Sr. - Virginia
Paul Carrington Sr. - Virginia William Morton Watkins - Virginia
Richard McIlwaine - Virginia Thomas Walker Gilmer - Virginia
Nathaniel E. Venable - Virginia Henry Edward Watkins - Virginia
Francis Nathaniel Watkins - Virginia George Carrington - Virginia
Tucker Carrington - Virginia John B. Carrington - Virginia
Clement Carrington - Virginia Hugh Blair Grigsby - Virginia
Paul Carrington Jr. - Virginia Walter Coles - Virginia
Isaac Howell Coles - Virginia John Richard Edmunds - Virginia
Paul Carrington Edmunds - Virginia Henry Edmunds - Virginia
Robert Thruston Hubard Jr. - Virginia Edward Coles Carrington - Virginia
Paul Sydenham Carrington - Virginia Isaac Coles Carrington - Virginia
Henry Carrington - Virginia Isaac Coles - Virginia
Walter Coles - Virginia Capt. Walter Coles - Virginia
Joseph Carrington - Virginia Edward Carrington - Virginia
Nicholas Cabell Sr. - Virginia William H. Cabell - Virginia
Edward Carrington Cabell - Florida Edward Carrington Cabell - Missouri
James Alston Cabell - Virginia Dr. William B. Hare - Virginia
Col. Samuel McDowell Reid - Virginia Joseph Carrington Cabell - Virginia
William Macon - Virginia William Macon - Virginia
George William Crump - Virginia John Macon - Virginia
Thomas Miller - Virginia Daniel A. Wilson - Virginia
John Mayo - Virginia Col. William Mayo - Virginia
William Byrd Page - Virginia Laurence Taliaferro Dade - Virginia
Robertson Atkinson Mayo - Virginia John Mayo - Virginia
Edward Carrington Mayo - Virginia William Smith - Virginia
George Mayo - Virginia Carter M. Braxton - Virginia
Joseph Mayo - Virginia Joseph Mayo III - Virginia
John Campbell - Virginia Col. Grief Green - Virginia

Officers and trustees of Hampden-Sydney College
Paul Carrington Sr. Samuel Woodson Venable
William Morton Watkins Isaac Read
Richard McIlwaine Isaac Read
David Comfort Nathaniel E. Venable
Henry Edward Watkins Francis Nathaniel Watkins
Clement Carrington John Blair McPhail
Paul Carrington Jr. William Allen Carrington
Paul Sydenham Carrington Isaac Coles Carrington
Henry Carrington Rev. William M. Atkinson
Rev. John M.P. Atkinson  

Vestrymen of Bristol Parish
Roger Atkinson  

Names on the map
Mayo River, Henry County, was named for William Mayo Mayo Creek, Nelson County, was named for William Mayo
Cabell County, West Virginia, was named for William H. Cabell Scott County, Virginia, was named for Winfield Scott

Selected sources
Brandow, James C. “The Mayo Family of Virginia.” The Virginia Genealogist. 28:83-87 (1984). • Includes the will of Joseph Mayo.
Brandow, James C. “The Origin of the Carrington Family of Virginia.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society. 70:246-270 (1982). • Family of George Carrington who married Johanna Mayo.
Byrd, William. William Byrd’s Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina, with an Introduction and Notes by William K. Boyd. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967. • This book is extraordinary reading. Included in this book are several references to the surveyor, William Mayo.
“Cabell Bible Records.” Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly. 13:66-69 (1975). • Bible belonging to Col. William Cabell and Ann Carrington.
Cate, Wirt Mayo Armistead. “Mayo Portrait by John Durand.” William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 2nd series. Williamsburg: William and Mary College. 14:20-21 (1934). • Discussion of a portrait of Marianna Mayo and its history.
Cate, Wirt Mayo Armistead. “Notes on Mayo Portraits.” William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 2nd series. Williamsburg: William and Mary College. 14:238 (1934). • History of a portrait of Maria Mayo.
Dorman, John Frederick. Claiborne of Virginia. Descendants of Colonel William Claiborne. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1995, pages 266-267. • Family of Robert Jones and Sarah Scott.
Gilliam, Gerald T. “A Carrington Home Lost Forever.” The Southsider. Charlotte County Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. 13:40-48 (1994). • “Edgehill,” the home of Clement Carrington.
Mackenzie, George Norbury, LL.B., ed. Colonial Families of the United States. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995(2):503-510. • Prepared for Edward Carrington Mayo, it covers the family of Joseph Mayo and William Mayo.
“Macon Family of Cumberland and Powhatan Counties.” Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982(3):519-20. • Family of Rebecca Macon.
“Spraggins Family Bibles.” The Virginia Genealogist. 12:152-154 (1968). • Family Bibles of Stith Bolling Spraggins (1794-1839) who married Elizabeth Apperson Green and of Stith Bolling Spraggins Jr. (1829-1904).
Stutesman, John Hale. “Benjamin Watkins (c1697-1752) and his wife Jane Watkins (1708-1777) of Goochland County, Virginia.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. 23:51-53 (1985). • This article speaks to two Watkins sons who married into the Mayo/Carrington family: Joseph who married Mary Carrington and Thomas who married Mary Mayo.

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