Ancestral Family Topic 264

 264   Edward Scarbrough I (c.1670-c.1716)
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Edward Scarbrough I, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Edward Scarbrough I might describe his life as follows.

But for death and taxes, no one would know much of me. Besides tax on land, called “quit rents,” we were burdened also on each “tithable.” Although the rules varied, generally a tithable was any white male 16 or older and any “Negro” or Indian servant 12 or older, whether male or female. An economist would recognize that they were taxing the productive capacity for tobacco.
Because I was a tithable in the household of my stepfather, Thomas Tyus, first in June 1687 and was charged separately in 1691,  I was born about 1670 and was paying my own bills by age 21. Consequently, I was just a scared little 6-year-old boy when Governor Berkeley hanged my father, William Scarbrough.
But, now back to taxes. The tithable lists of 1703 show I had no slaves and the quit rent ledger of 1704 reveals that I owned 150 acres in Surry County. 
Since I left no will, the court appointed my son-in-law, Daniel Dugger, to administer my estate, which they valued for £30.9.1.  My widow was then Ann.
So I guess we end on the topic of death.

Although Ann Scarbrough, presumably Edward’s widow, received a payment from his estate, Edward may have married Mary Collier, a daughter of John Collier and his wife Mary Evans who married 2nd John Rawlings.  Not only was Mary’s brother Thomas Collier guardian two Scarbrough orphans, Edward joined Mary Rawlings, who would thus be his mother-in-law, to witness the 1697 will of her mother Ann Evans Sowerby Jordan, the widow of James Jordan. It is also notable that Edward named his only known daughter Mary and that the Scarbrough family of Brunswick County settled near the Rawlings.
The Scarbroughs of Surry and Brunswick County counties descend from Edward’s son Edward and those of Isle of Wight and Southampton counties, from Edward’s son William.
Edward witnessed the will of Richard Hide with his half-brother, John Tyus, in 1710,  and served in the Surry County militia. 
A lawsuit between Thomas Collier and Daniel Dugger 16 July 1718 reveals that Edward left orphans Elizabeth and Benjamin Scarbrough,  who had been placed under Collier’s guardianship April 1718. 

Daniel Dugger was administrator 20 March 1716/7 when the court recorded the inventory and appraisal of Edward’s estate,  the accounting of which later included a payment to “Dau. Duggard,” from which we can infer that Daniel Dugger was Edward’s son-in-law. The court approved a payment to Ann Scarbrough, presumably Edward’s wife.  Sureties for the estate of Edward Scarbrough were Nicholas Cocke, Richard Lewis, and Nicholas David.

Other Scarbroughs
In 1733 William Rutter and Sarah, his wife, then of North Carolina, sold land she had inherited from her father, and from her grandfather Edward Scarbrough.  We have yet to identify the exact connection to this Edward.
Estate accounts for John Averis of 1771, with William Pennington, the surviving executor, listed “legacies left Frederick Scarbrough and William Scarbrough, under-aged, in my hands.”  Frederick Scarbrough witnessed a deed in Sussex County in 1770. 

Was Ann the sister of Richard Lewis?
We have examined the possibility that Edward’s wife, Ann, was a sister of Richard Lewis who was one of the sureties for the estate of Edward Scarbrough and owned land on Birchen Swamp next to the Scarbrough family. 
Although Edward II chose Richard Lewis as his guardian and went on to name a son Lewis, he did not marry a daughter of Richard Lewis, for Lewis named no such daughter in his will.
Nor could Ann Scarbrough be a sister to Richard Lewis who arrived in the Colony as a headright for Benjamin Harrison soon before 1700, with no evidence of a sister.

Descendants of Edward Scarbrough I
Information about the children of Edward Scarbrough I, their descendants, and allied families previously found at is now available as Southside Virginia Genealogies. Learn more 
Names found in this topic include the following.
 William Scarbrough (-1736),  
Thomas Scarbrough,   William Scarbrough,   
Sarah (—) Scarbrough,  Robert Ricks,  William Wood,  Richard Bryant,  John Wood,  
William Scarbrough,  John Cannon,  Joanna Scarbrough,  
Joanna Scarbrough,  Benjamin Cheatham,   Richard Cocke,  
John Scarbrough,  Robert Ricks,  
Mary (—) Scarbrough,  
Benjamin Scarbrough,  
Robert Scarbrough,  Thomas Collier,  
Ann Scarbrough,  John Hines,  
Lydia Scarbrough,  Benjamin Stewart,  
Britain Scarbrough,  Molly Carr,  
John Scarbrough,  Phoebe Stuart,  
Susanna Scarbrough,  Jesse Rollins,  
Martha Scarbrough,  Edwin Pope,  
Elizabeth Scarbrough,  
Sarah Scarbrough,  
Howell Scarbrough,  
Thomas Scarbrough,  
Edward Scarbrough,  
David Scarbrough,  Sarah (—) Scarbrough,  
James Scarbrough,  
Tabitha Scarbrough,  
Samuel Scarbrough,  
Addison Scarbrough,  
Shadrach Scarbrough,  
Rhoda Scarbrough,  
Sally Scarbrough,  
Joel Scarbrough,  
Labe Scarbrough,  
Samuel Scarbrough,  
Jane Scarbrough,  
Sarah Scarbrough,  
 Mary (Scarbrough) Dugger,  
Daniel Dugger,  
John Tyus,   Henry Dugger,  Ann Bailey,   
Sterling Dugger,  
 Edward Scarbrough II (c.1700-c.1742),  
 Elizabeth Scarbrough,  
 Benjamin Scarbrough,  

This family topic includes the following notable individuals.
Soldiers of colonial and American wars
James Scarbrough - Revolutionary War  

Selected sources
Scarborough. Jewel Davis. Southern Kith and Kin: A Record of My Children’s Ancestors. Vol 3. : Major James Scarbrough, His Ancestors and Descendants. Abilene, Tx.: Abilene Press, 1961. • Family of James Scarbrough.

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