Robert Flake 1621-1697
| his parents
| her parents
& Katherine Moore ca 1615 - aft 1679
& first husband bef 1610 - aft 1632
| his parents
of Isle of Wight Co, Virginia
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
of Isle of Wight Co, VA was born in 1621 and died aft 2 April 1697, ca 1698.
He held large grants of land in Isle of Wight and Surry Counties and is said to have been
one of the richest men in Isle of Wight County. (Hayes, A E: Hayes in Va & NC)
Dr. Barry Hayes says that the wife of Robert Flake was Katherine
Moore daughter of John Moore, the burgess in 1640 based on strong circumstantial evidence
The records show that Katherine had been previously married and had had three daughters by
this first husband.
John Bennett Boddie in Vol 8 of HSF gives this list of children.
Children of Katherine Moore and 1st husband: [some say George Wyatt]
1. Mary ?
[ca 1630 re deposition] ca 1632 - aft 1696
married 1st John Burgess
Burgess ca 1655 - 22 Oct 1714/June 1732
bef 1679 Robert Braswell ca 1650 - bef
married 2nd bef 20 Apr 1669 Richard
Skinner 1626 - 1677
married 3rd by 9 Sept 1680 John Collins
ca 1630 - ca 1695
2. Susannah ? ca 1631 - ca 1691
married 10 Sept 1669 Thomas Atkinson died
3. Joyce ? ca 1633 - 9 June 1679 no children
married aft 1650 Capt Francis England
1609 - 9 June 1677
married ca 1678 George Cripps who died 1787
Isle of Wight Co.
Capt Francis England by
a. Ann England
married George Branch
i. Francis Branch
married bef 1702 Elizabeth Norwood 1682 Surry Co VA - 1749 VA
Children of Katherine Moore and Robert Flake:
1. Elizabeth Flake ca1653 -
married ca 1669 Peter Hayes
2. Mary Flake ca 1650/55-aft 1717
married bef. 25 Oct 1670 John Clarke
ca 1636 - 1722
married 1st 7 May 1666 Katherine Gwaltney ca 1630 - ca 1669
3. Robert Flake Jr. ca 1660-1724
married bef. 1702 Margaret Marriott
4. Katherine Flake ca 1667 - ?
married 1st 1689 William Evans
married 2nd bef. 1692 Thomas Pierce
from 17th Century Isle of
Wight by Boddie - p606 from Deed Book 1 IoW VA
Robert Flake, aged 70, said
that Wm. Evans on his death bed said that Mr. James Benn should have a deed
of 400 acres out of his 500 acres on Kinsale as Mr. Benn has paid for it. 10
Katherine Pierce, exrs of Wm.
Evans, aged 25, said that her
former husband Wm. Evans said that 400 acres belonged to James Benn.
Thomas Moore said that he wrote Wm. Evan's will and that he gave his
remaining land at Kinsale to his son Thomas Evans.
Thomas Pierce and Kath. his
wife deed the said 400 acres to James Benn. John Giles, James
Tullaugh, Hen. Applewhaite, Jas. Day.
20 Aug 1650 - Robert Blake and Samuel Eldridge -- 560 acres
10 Mar 1653 - 600 acres. On the third swamp of the Blackwater where the
said Flakes former land first begins for trans 12 pers. including five of
the Collet family.
13 March 1654 - Samuel Eldridge to Humphrey Clark 280 acres 0n Blackwater
pat by Eldridge and Robert Flake. Test: Peter Bedford, Thomas Walter p524
2 Sept 1665 - Henry King had 100 acres and allowed Frances England to
have it in exchange for 100 of Francis England's. Test: Robert Flake, Thos
4 June 1666 - Robert Flake gives to John Proctor, son to Ambrose Proctor,
sen., John Proctor having been my son and his time is out. Test: Martin
Luther, Henry King p544
1 Jan 1667 Thomas Moore of I of W sells to Robert Flake land in Surry
county near Blackwater and for love and good will gives to Flake land where
Flake expects to erect a mill. wit: Martyn Luther. p556
17th cen I of W by Boddie
Robert Flake sells George Moore land on Blackwater adj John Oliver and
Thos. Wombell, part of 2700 acres granted 20 Aug 1666. Wit: Henry Rigg,
Robert Williamson. p558
3 June 1669 -- Robert Flake gives his dau in law Sussannah Atkinson
300 acres land on Blackwater. wit: Martim Luther, Henry Rigg p558
10 Sept 1669 --Gov Berkeley grants to William Richardson and Thomas
Atkinson 230 acres on Blackwater adj Robert Flake.
On 18 Oct 1669 Robert Flake and Katherine his wife deeded land to George Moore in Isle
of Wight Co. D & W vol 1-p
9 Apl 1671 - Robert Flake appt att to collect debts due Wm. Bressie.
14 Apl 1672 - John Harper of Bristol linen draper appts Robert Flake his
atty to collect from Morris Rose for a certain mill near Ward's Creek in
7 Aug 1672 -- John Seward of Bristol merchant sells to Wm Bressie of VA
merchant [now of Bristol] some land in Va - appts Robert Flake one of his
7 Sept 1675 --Robert Flake included on list as owing money to Thomas
Deacon of Warwick
8 Apl 1678 --Joyce England, widow, makes Wm. Jones her atty. to
avknowledge deed of jointure with George Cripps, myself and Robert Flake.
Joyce England, widow and relict of Frances England. Joyce is to marry
George Cripps and he is to have no disposition of her estate.
18 Oct 1664 -- 200 acres on Wwd side of the 2nd swamp of the Blackwater
beg at a marked white oak "by John a Pough his Indian Quarter" and
running up sw for trans 4 pers. p684
There is a deed of gift from Robert Flake Sr. wherein he gives 200 acres to
each of his three grandsons: Robert, Samuel, and Peter Hayes. Deed dated Aug 16 1691.
These parcels of land were located on "the second swamp of the Blackwater."
Grandchildren of Robert Flake and Katherine Moore:
Children of Elizabeth Flake and Peter Hayse:
1. Peter Hayse of NC of Urahaw c1673-1761
married Martha Sledge
2. Richard Hayse of NC Gates Co employed by 1716 by Dr Thomas Bray
3. Samuel Hayse of NC settled in the Meherrin River Valley
4. Robert Hayse of VA died 1771
married Miss Harris
5. Arthur Hayse of VA died 1776
6. Elizabeth Hayse of VA
married George Harris
7. Katherine Hayse of VA
married Roger Stevens
Children of Mary Flake and John Clarke:
married John Phillips
a. Mary Phillips
b. William Phillips
married William Davidson
a. Thomas Davidson
b. Maary Davidson
3. James Clarke - bef Nov 1722
4. Robert Clarke aft 1670 -
5. Humphrey Clarke
6. William Clarke
married Ruth ?
a. Joseph Clarke
b. Benjamin Clarke
c. Sarah Clarke
d. Ann Clarke
Child by John Clarke and Katherine
1. Katherine Clarke 1666/67 -
married 1679/80 Henry King 1657/58 -
a. William King bef 1 Nov 1684 -
b. Henry King bef 1 Nov 1684 -
Children of Robert Flake Jr and Margaret Marriott:
9 Oct 1699 Robert Flake and wife Margaret assign to John Willis 170 acres of
land that Arthur Allen sold Robert Flake 9Aug 1692.
1. Alice Flake
married William Gwaltney
a. William Gwaltney bef 1 July 1696 -
b. John Gwaltney
bef 1 July 1696 -
c. Katherine Gwaltney bef 1 July
2. Katherine Flake
[G.B. p 191 and D.B.
6, pg. 240]
married by 21 July 1718 William Braddy
Isle of Wight County Deed
Book 6, 1741-1744 by Wm. Lindsay Hopkins ( p240)
23 Apr 1743.... Willam Braddy to Benjamin Ward.... 50 acres on
Blackwater being land given on 21 Jul 1718 by Robert Flake to his daughter
Katherine Braddy who was then the wife of William Braddy the father of the
above William Braddy
Rec: 25 Apr 1743
William Braddy Contrib. by Liz
3. Elizabeth Flake
4. Thomas Flake
?5. William Flake died 1731 Surry Co, VA
?6. Robert Flake
Robert Flake m. Rebecca
Dews Dec. 26, 1789 (by Rev. William Hubard) Chapman Book pg. 89
Isle of Wight County Deed bk. 7 (p.
125) abstract by Wm. Lindsay Hopkins
24 Jan 1745 William Flake to Jordan Thomas..... 60 acres on the
east side of the Third Swamp of Blackwater (being part of a patent granted
Rober Flake, grandfather of the said William Flake, who gave it to his
grandson, Robert Flake, who died and the land descended to said William
Flake his Heir-at-Law) adjoining William Flake, John Foster, John Wombwell
and the Cart Path.
Rec: 24 Jun 1745 William (X) Flake
Deed bk. 8 (p. 170) 30 Dec 1748....
William Flake to Jordan Thomas, Gent....
240 acres on the east side of Third Swamp of the main Blackwater Swamp
(being land that descended to said William Flake as Heir-at-Law to his
uncle, Robert Flake, decd.)
Wit: James Sampson Clark, Nicholas Williams and James Clark
Rec: 12 Jan 1748
William Flake Contrib. by Liz
Child of Katherine Flake and William Evans:
1. Thomas Evans ca 1688 -
Grandchildren of Katherine Moore and first husband:
she wrote will 22 October 1714 - not proved until June 1732
Child of Mary ? and John Burgess:
1. Susannah Burgess ca 1655 - June 1732
married bef 1679 Robert Bracewell Jr. ca
1649 - aft 1696
possibly died at sea after appointing his loving wife to handle his affairs
27 March 1696
Ref . and sources:
IOW Marriages 1628-1800 by Blanche A. Chapman
Isle of Wight County Deed Book 6, 1741-1744 by Wm. Lindsay Hopkins
Rbt. Flake Sr and Catherine
1. Mary Flake m. 1670 John Clark <W&D B. 2, pg 294
DB I pg 38> and
Chapman pg. 17
2. Katherine Flake m. William Evans 1689 <W&DB 2, pg 294 DB
I, pg 38> and
Chapman pg 17
3. Elizabeth Flake m. Peter 1669, below is what Chapman shows:
Elizabeth Flake m. Thomas Hayes 1697 < DB 5, pg 140 GB pg
Chapman pg 23
It WAS Peter -- there is a conveyance of Robert Flake to
grandsons [Richard, Samuel and Peter] on Aug 26 1691 - in it he refers to
his daughter Elizabeth as the wife of Peter Hayes.