Alexander Lillington Family
From History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow.
No history of Perquimans would be complete without mention of this
prominent family, who took such an active part in the early official
activities of the colony, and Perq Precinct in particular. Their marriages
are found among the highest, and best families, and they wielded a strong
hand in the early government of Albemarie. Where they emigrated from to N.
C. the records do not make plain, but from the name, one would naturally
think from old England. They disappeared from Perquimans almost as
mysteriously as they appeared, and only a few deeds are left to give any
clue to where they migrated.
Lillington, Alexander (1) m 1st Sarah James, June 11, 1668, “by Mr Taylor
Minister,” according to Berkeley Par Reg, and had issue: 1 James, b June
5, 1671, d Apl 15, 1692—2 Alexander, b Aug 3, 1674. He m 2d Elizabeth
Cooke, June 13, 167— issue: 3 Ann, b June 1, 1679—4 Sarah, b Jany 20,
1681, d last of February 169 —5 Mary, b April 22, 1683—6 John, b June 14,
1687, m Sarah Porter of Beaufort Co N. C. dau of John—7 Sarah (2d by name)
b Aug 16, 1690. (Berkeley Par Reg.)
Elizabeth wife of Alexander Lillington, died Mch 29, 1695.
Alexander Lillington died Sept 11, 1697. He m for his 3d wife Mrs. Ann
Steward ,— 19, 1695, by whom no issue.
Lillington, Alexander (2) Alexander (1) m Sarah — issue: George, b Aug 10,
Lillington, Elizabeth, (d of Maj Alex Lillington, & wife Elizabeth) m 1st
John Fendall, (s of Josiah, & Mary) Apl 3, 1694, by whom one son Robert
Fendall. John Fendall died Dec 20, 1695, “at the house of Capt Walker” who
was his bro-in-law, having m Ann Lillington sister of Elizabeth. Elizabeth
Fendall née Lillington, m 2d Samuel Swann of Perq, 1698. (See marriage
contract, Deeds in Perq Co.)
Lillington, John, of Bath, made a deed in Perq Co, April 9, 1715, naming
his “father Alex Lillington” and sold 640a on a Branch of Yeopim Creek, to
line of Thomas Carey. (Deed book B, 101.) This land was taken up by said
Alexander Lillington (1) Mar 30, 1694, and descended to his son John.
Maj Alex Lillington was born 1643, died 1697.
John Lillington served as Treasurer of Beaufort Precinct, 1719.
Major Lillington had other grants in Perquimans, as follows: 400a “at
Bentleys Creeque, fronting ye Sound, at ye mouth of said Creeque, in
Berkeley precinct.” 1681. (Land book I, p 103) and 49a on Eastermost side
of Indian Creek. Mar 31, 1694. (Land book I, p 4.) (See “Grimes N. C.
Wills,” and deeds in this book.)
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