My interest in this family began as a research project to try to identify the ancestry of a mysterious Frances Scarborough who was named a granddaughter in the will of Peter Cannon.
- A detailed report on William Scarborough (c1630–1677) of Surry County, Virginia who was hanged in 1677 for his participation in Bacon’s Rebellion.
- Descendants of William Scarborough covering his children and grandchildren
Some Scarborough Mysteries:
Was William Scarborough of Surry County related to the Edmond Scarborough family of Accomack County?
There is zero evidence of any familial relationship. This legend seems to be based entirely on a single line in a 1911 history of Accomack County, Virginia that included no supporting evidence: “Charles Scarburgh, son of the noted royalist partisan, joined Bacon, as did his cousin William Scarburgh…”1 Beyond sharing the surname, these Scarboroughs seem to have nothing in common.
Was the lineage in Southern Kith and Kin correct?
Note: The numbering system used in the Scarborough paper is an experiment for this website. Owing to the difficulties of managing multi-level outline numbering in WordPress, I am experimenting with the Henry System of numbering. It is similar to the d’Aboville System I use elsewhere except that there are no periods to separate the generations.
Modified Henry Numbering Progenitor 1. Child 11. Grandchild 111. Great-grandchild 1111. Great-great-grandchild 1112. Great-great-grandchild 112. Great-grandchild 12. Grandchild 121. Great-grandchild 1211. Great-great-grandchild 1212. Great-great-grandchild 2. Child 21. Grandchild 211. Great-grandchild 2111. Great-great-grandchild etc.
- Jennings Cropper Wise, Ye Kingdom Of Accawmacke: Or The Eastern Shore Of Virginia In The Seventeenth Century (1911), page 200. [↩]