The Pamunkey Hendrick Family

“Pamunkey Hendrick” refers to descendants of Hance Hendrick, an early immigrant to Virginia who settled in the Pamunkey Neck of King William County in the late 1690s.  He was the progenitor of a vast and often confusing array of descendants who comprised virtually all persons named Hendrick in colonial Virginia.  By the early 1800s, his numerous descendants had spread into Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Many of the documents below are much too lengthy to display as webpages, so many of them are downloadable pdf documents which will open in a new tab in your browser.

Descendants of Hance Hendrick to Five Generations

This is presented as separate files.  One chapter is devoted to Hance Hendrick, and one chapter to each of his four sons.

The Pamunkey Hendrick Chronicles 1690-1800

The “Chronicles” are a chronologically-arranged compilation of the records on which the above genealogy is based.   Sources are cited, and most records are annotated with helpful explanatory comments.

Hendrick DNA Project

Correcting Some Faulty Legends

Miscellaneous Hendrick Records and Articles

A Few English Records

Will Hendricks (1949 – 2019)

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On February 28, 2019 we lost Will Hendricks long before his time.  Will was a tireless and enthusiastic researcher into all things Hendrick and unfailingly generous with his time and energy in assisting Hendricks everywhere in uncovering their ancestry.  He was also a major — and irreplaceable — contributor to these pages.  He will be missed by everyone he touched.

Will was also a noted interior designer and historic preservation specialist who traveled the country (and world) in his efforts to preserve and enhance historic homes.  To quote part of his obituary in “Will’s life will long be remembered for his contributions to Historic Preservation and for the work he did with families to find new and innovative ways to enjoy their homes. He had a keen eye for space, texture, dimension, and color, which was only excelled by his ability to help couples work together to see and embrace the possibilities before them. Many became dearest friends. They join the family in mourning his passing.”