Daniel Webb 1706

Daniel Webb, born 25 August 1706 in Northampton County, was “the son of Left and Jane” according to the petition of his sister Dinah Webb in April 1725 [OW 1698-1710, 397; Mihalyka, Loose Papers II:100].

He was probably identical to Daniel, a “negro” tithable in the household of Thomas Savage from 1723 to 1726, tithable in the household of his mother “Jane Web malato” in 1728, in Daniel Jacob’s household in 1729, in the household of his sister Dinah Manly in 1730, and with his wife Frances Jacob in Daniel Jacob’s household in 1731.

Frances was Daniel Jacob’s daughter who was listed in his household as Frances Jacob from 1724 to 1729 and called Frances Web in 1731 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 47, 92, 116, 149, 190, 214, 229].

He was called a “Negroe” on 14 August 1733 when he admitted in Northampton County court that he owed Peter Mifflin a debt of 18 bushels of corn due by obligation [Orders 1732-42, 67].

And he was called “free Negro” on 1 October 1764 in a New Hanover County, North Carolina deed, proved on 2 September 1766, by which he purchased 100 acres on the east side of the mouth of Nichols Creek and the sound from Joshua Pavey (Peavey), “a Mullato” [DB E:274; Minutes 1738-69, 274].

Daniel’s 18 July 1769 New Hanover County will was proved on 5 October the same year with his sons Isaac and Samuel Webb qualifying as executors. He left 64 pounds and his land to his children William, Solomon, Jacob, Samuel, and Isaac and his grandchildren John and Elizabeth Webb [Original, NC Archives; Minutes 1738-69, 418, 420].

His children were
i. ____, born say 1730.
ii. William, born say 1738.
iii. Solomon, received only “one shilling and no more” by his father’s will.
iv. Jacob, received only “one shilling and no more” by his father’s will. He may have been the Jacob Webb who was taxable in Alex McDowgal’s household in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1763.
v. Samuel, born say 1742, one of the executors of his father’s will.
vi. Isaac, born in August 1743, an eighteen-year-old “Negro” bound by the Northampton County, Virginia court to John Ellegood on 12 May 1762 [Minutes 1761-5, 28]. He was one of the executors of his father’s 18 July 1769 Hanover County, North Carolina will.

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