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Daniel Tanner  came to America on the ship "SAMPSON" in 1618 and is in the muster of VA in 1624/25


Ages abstracted from depositions in Lower Norfolk Co. Virginia.

In 1637, Daniell Tanner was 56 years old. (Note: 4 names above Daniell's is the name Thomas (?) Cheely  40 years old.  


Certificates of Head Rights of Virginia in County Court of Lower Norfolk Co. VA.

June 1, 1655 - Certified by William Stanley, Maijor of Citty of Caanterbury in Commonwealth of England that Charitye Tanner late wife of Daniell Tanner is living and an inhabitant of said citty and it hath been proved by the Register booke of the parish church of St. Paule in saaid Citty that said Charity was married to said Daniell Tanner Nov 24 1614 and had one sonne named John baptised Oct 14, 1627 which JOhn is compelled to travell beyond the seas about estate of said Daniel Tanner, his father, who dyed in Virginia &c. dated Aug 10, 1654.  (Info from Ken Scislaw)


Will of Daniel Tanner of Norfolk Co. VA, dated Nov 17, 1653, recorded Dec 15, 1653.

To: Lemuel Mason all estate on south side of James River and all debts due.

To: Mrs. Anna Mason "for her great paynes and care of me "3600 pounds of tobacco to be paid from estate in Thomas Shirley's hands

To: John Waranam, a heifer

To: James Simonds,the tobacco he owes and 40 pounds due from Jasper Hoskinson

To: Thomas SHERLEY, the residue of my estate in VA for the use of his child "provided the child be christened and named Daniel".

Exec. Mr. Lemuel Mason

Witness: Richard Conquest  and Robert Butler

Overseers:  Thomas Sherley and Florentyne Payne

NOTE: Daniel Tanner didn't mention his wife and son John in his will. Thomas Shirley did, in fact, inherit land in Eliz. City Co. from Dainel Tanner, because of the abstract of the later owner who said that it was SHERLEY's and prior to that, Tanners.




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