Monday, May 17, 2010

Donal Mccarty

name also written "Denis Maccartee".
Perhaps born in Cork Co, Ireland, or abt 1652 south of Dublin, Ireland; Gentleman; believed to be the 1st of the name in the colony of VA; in Norfolk Co, VA in 1675; resident of Rappahannock Co, VA at one time; acquired considerable landed estate, including in 1675 a grant of 250 acres on the east shore of Lynn Haven, Lower Norfolk, and 250 acres in Northumberland Co, VA on a branch of the Wicomico R., 25 Sep 1691, which divided said land from James Pope's; he and son Daniel were among the 1st prosecuting attorneys in VA; estate probated 4 Apr1694 in Richmond Co, VA.
McCartys were supposedly close to King Charles II, which would help explain Dennis' status as a gentleman and a large landowner(DMVD).
Text: p.290
Text: pp.84A-87

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