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Family of Daniel AXTELL and Rebecca HOLLAND
|Husband:||Daniel AXTELL (1658?-1687)|
|Wife:||Rebecca HOLLAND (1640?-1729?)|
|Children:||James AXTELL (1664?-1676)|
|Martha AXTELL (1666?-1679)|
|Marriage||29 Jul 1659||Winslow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK 1|
Husband: Daniel AXTELL
|Father:||Daniel AXTELL (1622-1660)|
|Mother:||Rebecca (1643- )|
|Death||Jun 1687 (age 28-29) 2|
Wife: Rebecca HOLLAND
|Father:||Cornelius HOLLAND ( - )|
|Mother:||Sibilla ( - )|
|Birth||1640 (app)||Westminster, London, England, UK 3|
|Death||1729 (app) (age 88-89)||South Carolina, USA|
|Residence||1659 (age 18-19)||Crislowe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK 1|
Child 1: James AXTELL
|Name:||James AXTELL 3|
|Birth||1664 (app)||Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, Middlesex, England, UK 3|
|Death||6 Jun 1676 (age 11-12) 3|
Child 2: Martha AXTELL
|Name:||Martha AXTELL 3|
|Birth||1666 (app)||Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, Middlesex, England, UK 3|
|Death||22 Dec 1679 (age 12-13) 3|
Note on Husband: Daniel AXTELL
Added by ninahull on 20 Mar 2008
Originally submitted by Mary_Ritch to The Ritch-Googe Family Tree on 31 Jan 2008
Merchant in London, Came to South Carolina ca 1680, received land grant for 3000 acres 1680, made Landgrave in 1681, married Lady Rebecca Holland who came to South Carolina in 1683 and she received grants of about 3,780 acres in 1696, 1704, 1707 and 1711. [Comp. of Am Gen.]
Daniel and his son Holland were "landgraves" near modern Summerville, South Carolina on the Ashley River (inland from Charles Town--now Charleston). Holland died childless in 1692. The name died with him, but the daughters married well.
From South Carolina Historical Magazine:
HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL
PUBLISHED QUARTERLY I3Y THE
SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
CHARLESTON, S. C.
KDITKD BY A. S.
SECRETARY AND TREASURER OF THE SOCIETY. '
Printed for the Society by
THE WALKER. EVANS & COGSWELL CO., ' . . .
LANDGRAVE DANIEL AXTELL.
BY A. S. SALLEY, JR.
DANIEL AXTKLL, a merchant of London, was granted lands
in South Carolina about 16801 and, upon nomination of John
Archdale. Esq., was elected a landgrave of Carolina by the
Lords Proprietors, August 10. 1681.* He came to South
Carolina ;ibout this time, but died within a year or two,5 his ,
Carolina ss: pursuant to the Direccons of the Lords prop": on this
behalf you are to admeasure and lay forth unto Mr.
Daniell Axtell of London March,: one of y* settlers
of this province three thousand acres of land in som
Convenient place not yett surveyd. or laid out to any
other pson or use and if the same happen upon any
Navigable river or river capable to be made Navigable
you allowe onlie the fifth pte of the Depth
thereof by the water side and a Certificate fully
specifying the bounds and scituacon thereof you re-
turne to us wth. all Convenient speed Dated y* 13th.
of December 1680
To Cap' Maurice Mathews Joseph West
Survey general! Will ffuller (
Warrant book 1672-1692, p. 196.) John Smyth
May 3, 1681, " Daniell Axtell of London M'chant" executed a power
of attorney to "John Arnold at p'sent in London now bound for Carolina
in America " to enable him to sue or collect money due to Axtell
by "Christopher Smich and John Fisher or any other psonorpsons in
Carolina," Nicholas Hayward, notary; Jacob Waight and Joseph
Morton, Jr., witnesses. (Records of the governor of South Carolina,
book 1672-1692, pp. 82-83.) > "
Public Records of South Carolina" (MS.), Vol. I., p. 12. '•>
By a deed, dated July 31, 1684, John Boddycott conveyed one hundred
acres of land on Ashley River to "Dame Rebecca Axtell the
relict of the honourable Daniell Axtell one of the Landgraves of the
province of Carolina deceased". (Conveyance book, 16?3-1688.)
Daniel Axtell by his will made August 3, 1678, gave his "Eldest
daughter Sibilla", £500., to be paid to her at twenty-one or marriage;
gave son, Daniel, a like sum, to be paid him when twenty-one; gave
daughter, Mary, a like sum to be paid her at twenty-one or marriage;
son, Holland, succeeding him as landgrave.'
Lady Kebecca Axtell, widow of Landgrave Daniel Axtell
resided at her plantation, Newington, near the site of the
present town of Summerville, for some years subsequent to
the death of her husband.5 September 15, 1705, she was
granted one thousand acres of land on the north side ot
Ashley River, bounded south by her own lands, east on Ger- •
shorn Hawks and Moses Martin, north on James Ford and
west on John Boisseau and James Ford.,
gave son, Holland, a like sum, to be paid when twenty-one; gave
diughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Anne, like sums each at twenty-
one or marriage; appointed wife, Rebecca, executrix and gave her all
the remainder of his estate; appointed "faithfull friends Henry Dan-
vers Esqr: & Mr. William Benninghton " assistants to his wife. Witnesses:
Ann Cooper, Mary Catchpoull and Sara Hill. (Records of the
governor of South Carolina, book 1672-1692, pp. 186-186.)
This will is also recorded in London, where it was proved July 2,1687.
It shows that his former place of residence was Stoke Newington,
Middlesex, which was a part of London. (See Vol. IV of this magazine,
ss You are forthwith to Cause to be Admeasured and
Laid out unto Holland Axtell Esqr Landgrave in
Holland Axtell Charles Towne observeing ye Rules & Method Already
a towne Lott established for Laying out s<i: Towne and a Certificate
fully specify the Number & bounds thereof you are to
Raturne to us with all Convenient speed & for yor soe
doeing this shall be yor: Warrant Dated this 23rt day
of feb1' 1683 4
To Majr Maurice Matthews John Godfrey Joseph Morton
Survey General! Maur: Matthews John Moore (
Warrant book 1672-1692, p. 291.) •''
See pages 63, 67, 68, 76 and 77 of the April issue of this magazine.
6 Vol. 38 (copy), p. 498 of abstracts of grants, Sec. of State's office,
I. Sibilla Axtell.
H. Daniel Axtell.
HI. Mary Axtell, married — Cuthbert.
I\T. Holland Axtell.7
V. Rebecca Axtell.
VI. Elizabeth Axtell, m. Francis Turgis (issue), who
dying8 she next married, in December, 1698,
Governor Joseph Blake (issue); d. in 1725 or
VII. Anne Axtell, married John Alexander, and, after
his death, Joseph Boone.10
7 By his will, made December 17, 1691, and proved before Governor
Ludwell, May 4, 1692, " Holland Axtell of Carolina Landgrave," gave
his mother, Rebecca Axtell, a negro man, named Guy, an Indian boy,
named Nero, and all his cattle, horses, and ready money not otherwise
bequeathed; gave brother-in-law, John Alexander, a diamond ring;
gave brother-in-law, Frnncis Turgis, two cows, two calves, a mare and
her colt, and a silver medal; gave sister, Anne Alexander, four silver
saltcellers; gave sister, Mary Cuthbert £5. to buy a ring; gave Thomas
Graves a cow and a calf, a pocket pistol and a hone. Witnesses: B.
Waring, Elizabeth Waring and John Stevens. (Records of the Court
of Ordinary of South Carolina, book No. 1., 1692-1700, p. 17.) >
January 13, 1693-7, Elizabeth Turgis, Rebecca Axtell and William
Cantey executed their bond to Governor Blake for Mrs. Turgis's faithful
execution of her trust as executrix oi' the estate of Francis Turgis.
Witness: Charles Odingsells. (Ibid, p. 285.) '
See Vol. I of this magazine, pp. 156-157.
10 Mrs. Poyas ("the Ancient Lady") says (Days of Yore, p. 12) that
Joseph Boone married Anne, daughter of Governor Blake, but in the
next paragraph she quotes from Mrs. Boone's will: "I give to my
beloved nephew, the Hon. Joseph Blake, Esqr., my Dorchester plan
tation given me by my mother, called Mount Boone." As this Hon.
Joseph Blake was the only son of Governor Blake it is hard to see how
Mrs. Boone could be the daughter of Governor Blake "and the aunt of
his son at the same time. As shown by the records she was thetna-
ternal aunt of the younger Joseph Blake. (See also p. 82 ante.}4
|3||David Axtell, "Axtell Family History (UK)" (www.axtellfamily.org.uk).|
|4||sarahtharby64, "Ancestry.co.uk - The Tharby/Morris Family Tree".|