Rodham of Yorkshire, England, and Northumberland, Virginia
Matthew Rodham [a] b abt 1620, Yorkshire, England, d 1672-1674, Northumberland, VA. He md Elizabeth Hewitt 1648, Northumberland, VA, daughter of Robert Huett and Hannah. She was b abt 1633, Yorkshire, England, d 3 Feb 1673/74, Northumberland, VA.
Children of Matthew Rodham and Elizabeth Hewitt were:
  • Elizabeth Rodham b abt 1649.
  • Hannah Rodham b abt 1651, St. Mary's, MD, d 1691, Northumberland, VA; md Capt. Christopher Neale abt 1666, Northumberland, VA.
Elizabeth Rodham b abt 1649, Kent Island, St. Mary's, MD, d 20 Apr 1709, Northumberland, VA. She md Capt. Richard Kenner abt 1666, St. Steven's Parish, Northumberland, VA, son of John Kenner.

a. From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 5, p 510 is found the following grant to immigrant Matthew Rodham: 393 acs. N'umberland Co., 8 June 1664; 100 acs Nly. upon Hugh Lees land, Sly. upon an old Indian field & Wly. upon land of James Clayton; 288 acs. S.E. upon the head of a swamp of Kings Cr., N.E. toward land of Col. John Matrom; & 5 acs. at the head of the aforesd. land & betwixt land of Capt. Rogers called Col. Matroms land & land of Col. Jno. Trussell. Granted to Hugh Lee 5 Apr. 1660 & assigned to sd. Rhodam.

On 17 Nov 1666, Matthew Rodham made a deed of gift "to daughter Hannah Neale wife to Christopher Neale, plantation formerly Mr Hugh Lee's in N. Co. 393 acres. Adj land of Hugh Lee, James Claughton, Kings Creek, Col Jno Mottrom, Capt Jno Rogers and Jno Trussell. Refers to his wife Elizabeth. Signed Matthew Rodham, Eliz (x) Rodham. Wit: Rich Kenner, Wm Thornbury."

GL: Virginia Colonial Records, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 5, p 510; Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720, pp 559-600.
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