8. George ALVES, (ALVIS) was born about 1656 in Alves parish, Moray, Scotland. George Alves (Alvis) b. Alves parish, Moray; Scotland abt. 1656. He died in Mar 1733/34 in , ,Virginia. The family originated in this country in Virginia. George arrived there about 1663/64 as a bondsman. Or more accurately, bond-child, for he was approximately 6/7 years old. Alvis Hancock has a copy of a land grant of app. 4500 acres given George by King George II of England. George was also a well-paid Church Warden of the Anglican Church.
In the minutes of the Virginia House of Burgesses for 1688 it is recorded that George Alves received 200 and Jonothen Epperson received 100 pounds of tobacco for returning a runaway slave. "Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1659/60--1693" Richmond, Virginia. 1914, page 180.
Henrico County Record Book No. 2, 1678-1693; At a Court held a Varina for the County of Henrico April 2, 1683; In the suite of George Alvis as marrying Alice the relict of Majr. Will Harris dec'd (concerning William Harris an orphan of the said dec'd) against Mr. Richard Lygon, the said Alvis declaring that he doth not use his endeavor for educating and maintaining the said Orphan according to the Indenture, which Indenture being exhibited, and the orphan present, and the Court thereupon conceiving the allegacons aforesaid not true, it is ordered that the orphan serve his time, and that Mr. Lygon perform his part of the said Indenture.
"Passengers to America" by Michael Tepper. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988, page 136, Arrivals in Boston, Massachusetts, June, 1712. ye 6th Jethro Furbur, ye Sloop Tryall from Fyall. George Alvis & 3 Servents. Willis Finderson Merch'tt. James Huistin Corugon. Note: Fyall is one of the Azores Islands. The port of Horta, on that island was a major stopping point for shipping from England to the northern colonies. Ships would stop for fresh water and food, and for R&R before taking the trip across the Atlantic. The currents are such that it is clear sailing, from Fyall to Boston.
"English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records" by Louis Descognets, Jr. 1958.
page 67 - New Kent Patent, Nov 1700, to George Alvos, 767 acres.
page 74 - Geo Alves 1,668 acres in New Kent, 1703.
page 101 - Geo Alvis 4,843 acres, New Kent, 1714.
page 163 - Geo Allvis 325 acres, New Kent Rent Rolls, 1704.
"Early Virginia Families Along the James River". Foley, 1974.
28 Sep 1730 - Henry Wood between Watson and Alves.
HANOVER RECORDS, 1733-1735. Contributed by Ann Waller Reddy, page 162.
Page 342: Ind. 16 Jul., 1735: MARTIN SLAUGHTER and wife, JANE; ROBERT KING and wife, ELIZABETH, deed to Isaac Winston for the sum of 70 Pounds: 217 acres, being the land which Geore Alvis (by deed Oct. 6, 1688, among the records of New Kent County) did convey to SUSANNA ELLITE, which on the death of SUSANNA ELLITE did descend to her three daughters and co-heirs named above, etc., et.
HANOVER COUNTY, SMALL BOOK, page 99.
July 15, 1735 - To Isaac Winston from Martin Slaughter & Jane, his wife; Robt King & Susan, his wife, Sam McGeehee and Elizabeth, his wife, 217 acres, the same that George Alvid deeded 27 October 1688 (Recorded in New Kent) to Susan Ellitt, which by death of said Susan did descent to said Jane, Susan and Elizabeth's daughter's of said Susan Ellitt.
Witness Jno. White, Jr., Wm Winston Jr.,Isaac Winston, Jr. & Geo. Tally.
George Alvis may have been a fairly young man when he married a rich widow. They had no known children. She may have died before his 1711 trip to Great Britain. When he returned in 1712 he married a second, younger, wife by whom he had one son probably about 1714. Another possibility is that Mary was the wife of a George, Jr. Some researchers believe that George had more sons than just David. "Kathy Alvis Patterson"
He was married to Mary CRENSHAW in 1716 in , Henrico, Virginia. She was a rich widow
9. Mary CRENSHAW was born about 1700 in Saint Paul, Hanover, Virginia. She died before 1734 in Saint Paul, Hanover, Virginia. Virginia Land Records: Records of Hanover County, p. 90, The Small Book.
1734 - Estate of David Alvis in hands of David Crenshaw, his late guardian. Mary Alves, dec'd, George Alves, dec'd.
4 i. David ALVIS Sr.