ABT 1637 - Kent, England
BEF 25 SEP 1683 - Lancaster, VA
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Immigrant from Kent, England to Lancaster, Virginia.
Fortunatus married Johanna or Joanna Lawson, daughter of Rowland Lawson and Lettice. Her father was one of the earliest immigrants to Lancaster County and one of the first justices. Fortunatus and Johanna had at least six children. The names and birthdates of Fortunatus' children were taken from a family Bible dated 1804 belonging to William Sydnor and had been transcribed from an earlier family Bible. In 1896 the Bible was in the possession of Burwell Starke of Hannibal Missouri, and the information was published in Tyler's Quarterly, later the Bible was destroyed in a fire. Fortunatus was on the County tithable list in 1668 with one tithable and two in 1674. He was named an as overseer of the estate of Hugh Brent's Estate in Brent's 1671 will. In 1678 Fortunatus was made a churchwarden for Christ Church Parish. In 1681 he purchased 111 acres from Thomas Keare.
Fortunatus Sydnor died without a will. The inventory of his estate was ordered on September 25th, 1683 and returned on March 15th, 1684. The estate listed a male and female servant, maybe indentured servants, three muskets and a barrel of nails (the handwriting on this document is very difficult to read).
- Lancaster County Wills Book 5. Pg. 93.
- Lancaster County Deeds & Wills Vol. 4. Pg. 419
- Thompson, Sydnor "Sydnor of Virginia" Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine. 20.1 (1970). Print.
- Thompson, Sydnor. The Sydnor Family Saga: The English Forebears and American Descendants of Fortunatus Sydnor (ca. 1640-Ca. 1682), the Immigrant. Charlotte, N.C: S. Thompson, Jr, 2000. Print.
- Jett, Carolyn H, Harriett Cowen, Roger Mudd, and Dennis Montgomery. Lancaster County, Virginia: Where the River Meets the Bay. Lancaster, Va: Lancaster County History Book Committee in association with the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, 2003. Print.