• Ralph Fletcher was living in Perq, prior to 1689. He was one of the early Justices in Perq, serving for years, in that capacity. He is called Steward, or Judge, in the Justice Court Apl 1689.
  • Capt Ralph Fletcher, had grt for land 370a on Perq River, “at the mouth of a Swamp” adj Jenkins Williams, May 15, 1694.
  • In an affidavit, made in Chowan Co 1694, he stated that he was b 1632. It is thought that these Fletchers came from Surry Co Va, although no positive proof can be found. Hannibal Fletcher was living in sd Co very early. His wife Elizabeth came to Va, in Primrose of London, 1635, & he is spoken of as “Hannibal Fletcher of Chippoakes Creek.” (Surry Co Records.)
  • Hannah Fletcher was transported to Va, in Middleton, by Capt Adam Thorogood, 1634. Whose wife she was is not shown. (Hotten.)

Berkeley Parish Reg, Perq Pre’ct.

Fletcher births & deaths

  • Ralph (1) Fletcher, m Elizabeth Suton, Mar 11, 167- —Issue: 1 Elizabeth b Feby 22, 1675—2 Ralph b Dec 24, 1676—3 George b April 4, 1679—4 William b May 10, 1687—5 William (2 by name) b Dec 9, 1688—6 John b Jan 21, 1689, d June 25, 1689, (sons James, & Joshua, ages not given, but named in his will).
  • Will of Ralph Fletcher, of Perq, p Jan 21, 1728. Sons: Ralph (2) to whom he bequeathed (“my manner house, & plan’ ”) George, (“my lower house, & plan”) Sons: James, & Joshua, Dau’s Jane, & Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth Fletcher, wife of Ralph, died Jany 21, 1690-1700.
  • Ralph Fletcher, had also a dau Margaret, who m Thomas Harvey, Jan 27, 1701.
  • Ralph Fletcher Jr m Jane Morgan (d of James, & Jean) Mch 2, 1698-9, issue: 1 Ralph (3) b April 22, 1703—2 George b June 15, 1705—3 Joshua b Nov 5, 1718.
  • The Rent Roll of Perq, prior to 1700, shows that Ralph Fletcher possessed 300a in said County.
  • Ralph Fletcher (3) m Mary Guyer, Dec 23, 1728, issue: 1 Ralph (4) b Feby —, 1729-30 & son Joshua, (age not in Reg.)
  • His will Perq Co, p July 1752. Sons: Ralph, (to whom he left “my manner plan’ ”) Joshua, dau’s Jane’ Miriam, Ruth Fletcher, Mary Ratcliff, (wife of Joseph), wife Mary.
  • George Fletcher (s of Ralph, & Elizabeth, (Sutton) m Susanna Burtonshall (d of Richard, & Priscilla) Feby 17, 1701.
  • Ralph Fletcher (4) will Perq, p July 1785. Son Jesse, d Miriam Newbold, d Margaret, s Joshua, & William Skinner Exrs.
  • William Fletcher, will Perq, p Feby 1827, names brother Zachariah, Winney Harrell’s children, Samuel, Francis, Margaret, Ann, & Sarah Nixon Fletcher, sister Margaret White (wife of Aaron) uncle William Jones.
  • James H. Fletcher, will Perq p Feby 1830, names sister Nancy Skinner, sister Jane Fletcher, wife Grizzell, Exx. (See deeds Perq Co, in this Vol.)

Source: History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow, (1931).


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