William Denmark, 1705

William /Denmark/
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Birth 1705
MarriageMourning Mittom MoyeView this family
1730 (aged 25 years)

Birth of a sonWilliam Batchelor Denmark
about 1743 (aged 38 years)
Death of a wifeMourning Mittom Moye
about 1766 (aged 61 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Batchelor DenmarkAnna MoyeView this family
1766 (aged 61 years)

Death of a sonWilliam Batchelor Denmark
1821 (aged 116 years)
Death of a fatherFrancis Denmark

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Birth: 1705Hyde Co., North Carolina, USA
Death: Hyde Co., North Carolina, USA
Family with Mourning Mittom Moye
Birth: 1705Hyde Co., North Carolina, USA
Death: Hyde Co., North Carolina, USA
Marriage Marriage1730
14 years
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Birth: about 1743 38 25Hyde Co., North Carolina, USA
Death: 1821Warren, Georgia, USA
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It is believed that William Denmark was either born in New England or immigrated there from England around 1700. Some think that he was a son of John Denmark who was born in England in 1679. There are also those who say that his mother's maiden name was Susannah Batchelor since a Susannah Denmark, on June 7, 1748, appeared in the Hyde County court to register a mark for her cattle. Her maiden name was Batchelor, the middle name given to William Denmarks's son. William Denmark lived in Woodstock Town, Hyde County, North Carolina where he ran a blacksmith shop from 1734 to 1750.

William and his family lived at Denmark's Point in Hyde County, an area that now lies under the waters of the Pungo (once Machapungo) River. The names are known of only three of William and Mourning Denmark's children, William Batchelor, Abegail and Sarah Margaret. He died sometime before June 1758 because in deed records of that month his son, William Batchelor Denmark, is referred to as an "orphan".

Some deeds relating to him (none on Moyes) in "Hyde County North Carolina Record of Deeds Book A (1736-1762), by Allen Wilkinson Hart Norris are:

      • William Denmark witnessed a deed made March 6, 1738/39 where John Barrow, planter, sold to James Barrow, cooper, both of Bath County, 486 acres for 150 pounds (p. 5). The land was located on the south side of Machapongo River.
      • He witnessed a deed on June 3, 1741 for the sale of 200 acres on the east side of the Machapongo River, for 80 pounds, by Deliverance Weeks to James Arthur, planter (p. 7).
      • By a deed dated March 25, 1747, Littleton Eborn and his wife Elizabeth sold to William Denmark, blacksmith, of Hyde Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina, for 250 pounds, 270 acres on the north side of Matchapongo Creek and the south side of Broad Creek. This land was patented by Henry Eborn on October 5, 1730 and willed to his son Littleton.
      • On May 15, 1750, William Denmark and his wife, Mourning, sold to Richard Leirmont, "chapman", all of Hyde County, for 14 pounds, 15 acres on the west side of the Matchapongo River beginning at Mr. Cullom Pollocks corner on the river, down the river to the creek mouth, up the gut and with the branch of said gut to the head of the swamp to Pollocks line, down Pollocks line to the 1st station. Mourning Denmark relinquished her right of dower.

Other records relating to William Denmark include:

      • After the death of William Denmark, his son, William Batchelor Denmark, planter of Pitt County, who inherited the 270 acres above from his father, and his wife Mary sold it on August 27, 1766 to Stephen MackDowell, turner, of Hyde County for 20 pounds (Hyde Co., NC DB-B, p. 194).
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