Ancestral Family Topic 3526

 3526   Henry Lound (c.1619-1708)
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Henry Lound, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Henry Lound might describe his life as follows.

I was born about 1619 and was in Virginia as early as 1645.  My first plantation covered 300 acres on the north side of the Appomattox River. In September 1674 the governor granted me 516 acres in Henrico County on the south side of the James that I still owned in 1704.  My plantation was near Meadowville in present-day Chesterfield County.
Mr. Henry Lound, as they called me, and my wife, Ann, were socially prominent citizens of Henrico County. Children of a man named Henry, both daughters, married Henrys. Anne, a Hatcher and Mary, a Batte, both ancestors of John Pritchett.
Anticipating Indian problems, the Colony levied a new tax to fund a little army for our protection in 1679. Since I had three men more than 18 years of age in my household, they charged me on three “tithables,” as they were called. 
Hanging onto servants and Indian slaves was not easy. I paid John Drake’s passage to Virginia but after serving only 4 years in return, he ran off. Indians Jack and Will, “unlawfully absented themselves” for 2 weeks in July 1684, causing me to lose some crops, and in 1686 three other Indian “servants” skedaddled. None got far, though, thanks to a guaranteed reward for “taking up runaways.”
I was an 80-year-old great-grandfather when I prepared my will 2 July 1708 and was dead within the year.  My name then disappeared from Virginia.

More about Henry Lound
“Hen. Lownd” was listed as a headright also when Thomas Harris patented land in Lower Norfolk County in 1667. 
In March 1652 Henry Lowne patented 300 acres on the north side of the Appomattox River in Henrico County near that of Abraham Wood which he assigned this land to Thomas Wells before 1663 according to a 1672 patent issued to Wells. 

Servants and runaways
Before 1683 an Indian boy named Tom joined the Lound household. The Assembly had just passed an act making Indians slaves so Henry had to bring the child to the courthouse where the justices judged him to be 17.  The age of slaves was relevant because it influenced when they appeared on the tax rolls.
In 1690 the court confirmed Lound was due 200 acres for the importation of 3 “Negroes” and John Drake.  Drake had been an indentured servant for Lound for at least 4 years when he ran off in Oct. 1686 and Lionel Morris of New Kent County caught him about 10 miles from home. 
In 1684 two Indian servants, Jack and Will, “unlawfully absented themselves” from 12 July until 27 July. Not only did this resulted in “damnifying ye Crop of their sd master” but also they lost a buck skin coat and a hatchet and ruined their clothes. Further, to get them back, Lound had to give a “match-coat” to an Indian and paid another person 240 pounds of tobacco. 
In 1686 3 of Henry’s Indian servants ran away, but Richard Embry caught them about 10 miles away and returned them. 

Calls Hatcher a pig stealer
In Feb. 1686/7 Lound accused Edward Hatcher of stealing a pig. The jury of 12 good citizens of Henrico County heard Gilbert Elam Sr. and Gilbert Elam Jr. testify for Lound and listened to William Hatcher testify for Edward Hatcher. Convinced the jury the pig was Hatcher’s, the court ordered Lound pay the Elams 40 pounds of tobacco each and made Edward pay William the same. 

Gifts to grandchildren
On 20 Aug. 1678 Henry Lound deeded livestock to his Hatcher grandchildren: Anne, Henry, Mary, William, and Martha Hatcher. Should they die before becoming of age and marrying then the property would go to his Batte grandchildren. He mentioned also his daughter, then called Anne Moody. 
On 1 Feb. 1703/4 84-year-old Henry Lound gave a slave to his great-grandson, Henry Lound Edloe. Reference to a great-grandchild is extraordinarily rare in Colonial Virginia. By the same deed, he gave William Ligon and his granddaughter Elizabeth half his 1674 patent—258 acres. 

Henry’s 1708 will

Will of Henry Lound
2 July 1708
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Lound of Henrico County, Virginia, being weak in body but of perfect sense and memory praised be Almighty God do will, make, and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.
Imprimis. I give and bequeath my Soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned in sure and certain hope of a Joyful Resurrection at the Last day.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Batte two hundred fifty acres of land joining upon the land of Capt. John Worsham it being one half of my patent to her and her heirs, executors, and assigns forever. The other half being disposed of already to William Ligon.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Moody one feather bed now in the chamber upstairs, two blankets, one rug, bolster, and pillow and two silver spoons.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Batte my Negro girl Betty to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Henry Hatcher one Shilling.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Ann Ward one Shilling.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Mary Tanner one Shilling.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Martha Blanks one Shilling.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson William Ligon one gray mare marked with a small crop on the right ear with two small nicks on the left now in his possession and a gun commonly called Berham now in his possession.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anne Moody one small chest now standing in the chamber upstairs.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Elizabeth Ligon my horse named Blaze now in her possession and one small trunk and one brass kettle. And all the remaining part of my estate, moveable and immovable, not yet disposed of I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Batte. And I do hereby will, make, ordain, constitute, and appoint my Daughter Mary Batte my full whole and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament she paying all my just debts and legacies.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of July 1708.
Henry (H) Lound
Thomas Chamberlaine
John Wooldridge
William Rollo
Charles Roberts

Grandson William Ligon who inherited a gray mare and gun was not a grandson but the husband of Lound’s granddaughter Elizabeth Batte who inherited Blaze.

Widow Mary (Lound) Batte, the executor, presented his will to the Henrico County court 1 Nov. 1708. 

Descendants of Henry Lound
Information about the children of Henry Lound, 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.
 Anne (Lound) Hatcher Moody,  
Henry Hatcher,   
Samuel Moody,  William Hatcher,   
Thomas Moody,  Ann (—) Moody,  Francis Redford,  
John Cumber,  
Lt. Col. John Farrar,   Robert Bullington,  
Samuel Hatcher,   
 Mary (Lound) Batte,  
Capt. Henry Batte,   

Selected sources
Blankenship, Gayle King. Blankenship Ancestors. Privately Published. 1995. 278-280. • Family of Henry Lound.

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