“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.
- Chapter 1: Hance Hendrick
- Chapter 2: The Line of Adolphus Hendrick
- Chapter 3: The Line of William Hendrick (a draft in process)
- Chapter 4: The Line of Hance Hendrick II
- Chapter 5: The Line of Benjamin Hendrick
- Summary Pedigree Chart – to five generations summarizing the lines covered in the above chapters. (Temporarily disabled for maintenance.)
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.
- Introduction to the Hendrick Chronicles
- Records 1600s-1740
- Records 1740-1750
- Records 1750-1760
- Records 1760-1770
- Records 1770-1780
- Records 1780-1790
- Records 1790-1800
- Selected Post-1800 Records
Hendrick DNA Project
Correcting Some Faulty Legends
- Explaining the Myth of “Forsan Van Deavorack Henrick Sr.”
- There was not a “Thomas” Hendrick in Virginia in 1699
- Hance Hendrick’s wife was not Jannetje van Meter
- Rachel Ragan was not the wife of Hance Hendrick II, but of his great-grandson
Miscellaneous Hendrick Records and Articles
- Some background on the Pamunkey Neck
- Exploring some Clues in Hance Hendrick’s patents
- A collection of historic Hendrick photographs
- Anson/Chesterfield Chronicles – a large collection of records of the family of 1.2.3 Benjamin Hendrick in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia which are not included in the above files.
- Mecklenburg Chronicles – records from Mecklenburg County, Virginia after 1800 which are not included in the above files.
- Madison/Cobb/Paulding (Georgia) Chronicles
- Lawsuit re: John WIlliams Hendrick’s Will – transcript of Chancery Court case in Mississippi spanning 1823-1829. Transcript by Will Hendricks from original records provided by Jean Wall.
- John Hendrick Horne Bible – four scanned pages received by Will Hendricks from a source who wishes to remain anonymous.
A Few English Records
- Some alien Hendricks Taxed in London between 1568-1625
- Foreign Hendrick Denizations and Naturalizations 1509-1700
Will Hendricks (1949 – 2019)
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 thechattanoogan.com: “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.”