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Descendants of John LADD and Mary [-?-]



First Generation


      1. John LADD was born about 1635 in England. He died about 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia and was buried about 1679 in Henrico. John married Mary [-?-] born about 1640 in England.


Will[1]: "In the name of God, Amen. I John Ladd of the County of Henrico, being sick & weak of body but of sound &  perfect Memory...I give unto my sonne Amos Ladd, That parcell of land of mine joining upon Cleytons ...one hundred and twenty-five acres...the other twenty-five acres I give to my daughter Elizabeth...I give & Bequeath

unto Elizabeth Ladd...pott and dish her mother thinks fitt...I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Mary Ladd the plantation I now live on during her natural life, & after her decease to the child she now goes with if a sonne...Unto sonne Amos... daughter Sarah Ladd...daughter Racell Ladd...wife, Mary, whom I make my whole & sole executrix of this my last will & testament...My minde & will is that my sonne Amos should tarry  with my wife while seventeen yeares of age...my daughters she to have oversight & tuition of them while eighteen of marryed."  will dated 10 5th month 1679 proved 2 Aug 1680 John Pleasant refused to swear (being a Quaker) but did afirme that it was ye last will & testament of John Ladd.”


Elizabeth and William were probably the children of Mary, John Ladd's last wife since In the bequest to Elizabeth the will states she would have the pott and dish her mother thinks fitt and William was born just before or after his father's death.


Bathsheba Lovett Ladd was probably the mother of some of these children. She was the daughter of Lancaster and Ann Lovett and confirmed the sale of 400 acres of land on the west side of Lynnhaven River John Ladd sold in 1672. Bathsheba was probably died between March/April 1673, when her father died and 1674 because she did not sign a deed of sale made in 1674.


On 17 Oct 1673 William Hobbett receive a land patent for 95 acres for the importation of John Lead and Riichard Tonstall.[2]


John Ladd of Charles City County, Virginia arrived in Virginia 7 Oct 1653, his passage was paid by William Diltye of Charles City, County.


On 15 Oct 1666, John Ladd and another man were appointed by the court to settle a difference concerning the building of a church after a jury had failed to agree.


On 24 Sep 1667 he was granted a tract of land in Henrico County, Virginia on the north side of Four Mile Creek, which he willed to his son Amos.


On 15 May 1673 he was granted 700 acres in Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, now Princess Anne County, Virginia.[3]


"About the Ladd Family: According to Warren Ladd in his book, "The Ladd Family," published in 1890, there were four Ladds who came separately to America in the 1600s, from

whom most of the Ladds living in the United States are descended. None of these four were related except possibly the two Johns, in which event it is possible to trace their ancestry to the 15th century through Nicholas Ladd of Swingfield, Kent County, England, the father of John Ladd of New Jersey. Nicholas Ladd was buried in the Quaker Burial ground at Hythe, England in 1699.” The four Ladds were: Daniel of Haverhill, Mass.; Joseph of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; John of Burlington, New Jersey; and John of Charles City County, Virginia. The first Ladds came from France to England with William the Conqueror and settled at Deal, Kent County, England, where for their services to William, were granted land after the decisive battle at Hastings in 1066.


As early as 1122 the name of "Boiwiche" appears in documents, also spelled "Bowick" and "Bowyck," meaning " boy" or "young man" combined with "wic" or dwelling place, and apparently refers to the surname of the owners, the Ladds. There is at the present time at Otting in Elham Parish, Hundred of Loningsborough, Kent England, an estate called "Boyke Manor." In the same parish there is another estate or manor, originally called "Ladwude" in 1240, named "Ladwood" or "Ladswood", apparently to signify the property of the Ladds of Boyke Manor.


There is no doubt but that the Ladd family originated in Kent, England. The name is found spelled variously: De Lade, La Lade, Lad, Lade, Ladde, Ladd and Lead."[4]


The Lovett Family: Lancaster Lovett was born about 1609, according to a deposition he made in 1661 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, in which he stated that he was 52 years old. He is found in America before 1651. On 21 Oct 1651 John Martin and Lancaster Lovett were granted 600 acres of land in Linnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia for transporting 12 persons to America. Later (no date) he was granted 300 acres of land at the same place. His Wife's name was Ann and after his death in 1673 she married James Kemp and later Jacob Johnson. She died in 1716. Lancaster's will: Lancaster Lovett of Linhaven in Lower Norfolk County, in Virginia dated 17 Oct 1672 proved 15 Apr 1673, son Lancaster, wife Ann, son Jno, son Thos, son Randolph, daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Bethsheba, now wife to John Ladd. Codicil dated 18 Mar 1673. Lancaster Lovett, Jr. married Mary Carraway daughter of John and Ann (Dameron) Carraway, he died after Oct 1700. Thomas son of Lancaster, Sr. married Mary Howell in 1708, she was the sister of Hopkins Howell.




They had the following children:

               2 F         i.  Huldah LADD was born about 1660 probably in Prince George County, Virginia. That is where she married probably before her father's death in 1679.  She is not mentioned in his will[5]. Huldah married Peter WYKE born about 1658. Peter may have been born in Prince George County, Virginia. He attended the wedding of Samuel Jordan of Nansemond County and Elizabeth Fleming of New Kent County, Virginia on 10 10th mo 1703 at Henrico Monthly MM in Virginia along with Nathan Newley (Newby)[6].

               3 M       ii.  Amos LADD was born after 1662 in Virginia. Amos was about 17 when his father wrote his will 10 6th month 1679, which says that he wishes Amos to tarry with his wife while 17 years of age.

               4 F       iii.  Sarah LADD was born about 1664 in Virginia. Her father in his will says that he wishes his wife to have oversight and tuition of her until she is 18 or married.

               5 F       iv.  Racell LADD was born about 1666 in Virginia. Her father in his will says that he wishes his wife to have oversight and tuition of her until she is 18 or married.

               6 F        v.  Elizabeth LADD was born about 1675 in Virginia. Her father in his will says that he wishes his wife to have oversight and tuition of her until she is 18 or married.  She was probably the daughter of Mary, his last wife because he leaves her a pot and dish her mother thinks fit.

               7 M      vi.  William LADD was born in Aug 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia. William was the child his wife goes with mentiond in his father’s will. William married Huldah Binford 18 Jun 1701, he was a minister of the Quaker faith. He died 27 9th month 1751.


                                  “William, son of John and Mary Ladd, both from Old-England was born near Curles in Virginia in the sixth month 1679, about the time of his marriage removed to Wainoak and joined their meeting where he resided the rest of his life.  He was buried in the family bury-ing-ground near his house, aged 72 and a minister about 25 years” - from A testimonial from Friends in Virginia[7].



1. John Ladd m. 21 Nov 1724, Mary Crew, daughter of John and Sarah Crew. He lived in Charles City County,  Virginia, they had 2 daughters and 4 sons

2. James Ladd m. 28 Dec 1726, Judith Ellyson, daughter of Gerard Robert Ellyson. He lived in Charles City County and had 9 children according to his will probated 7 May 1770.


William may have had another son, William, who married Ursula Ellyson, daughter of Jared Robt. Ellyson of New Kent County 10/12/1730. The Quaker record calls him son of William. He contributed to the meeting house repair fund in 1745[8]. 


There may have been more children.

[1] Transcript of will and deed in the genealogy, One Ladd's Family compiled by Ruth Kline Ladd in


                   [2] Virginia Colonial Abstracts Series 2, Vol. 6 by Lindsay O. Duvall, Prince George County Vol. 1 Land Patents                                                       1666-1739, p. 6     [p. 481].

                   [3] Library of Virginia Land Office Grants, Online Digital Collection

[4] Ruth Kline Ladd's sources: Virginia Land Patents & Grants (1623-1800) Cavaliers & Pioneers, Nell Nugent; Abstract of Lower Norfolk & Norfolk County. Wills (1637-1710), Charles Fleming McIntosh BL Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia (1914 Wm & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 25, p. 40 "Ages of Lower Norfold County. people from depositions.

3 Winslow, Mrs. Watson "The History of Perquimans County.", Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, reprint 1990, pg. 389

[6] Quaker Records of Henrico Monthly Meeting and Other Church Records of Henrico, New Kent and Charles City Counties, Virginia by F. Edward Wright, pg. 4 [published by Colonial Roots, Lewes, DE, 2002

[7] A Testimonial from Friends in Virginia, concerning William Ladd" Transcrip in One Ladd's Family compiled by Ruth Kline Ladd.

[8] Quaker Records of Henrico Monthly Meething and Other Church Records of Henrico, New Kent and Charles City Counties,

Virginia by F. Edward Wright, pg. 17 [published by Colonial Roots, Lewes, DE, 2002


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