THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY
CAPT. MOORE FAUNTLEROY of Southampton County, England, with whom JOHN MIXON, as a headright, came to Virginia from England raises the question as to all these men came to be his headrights. Were they men who had been handmen on his vast estate, or members of a militia commanded by or furnished him during the turbulent civil war period of 1642-1650? Probably no satisfactory answer can be given. It is possible some of both could have been his headrights. And, too, a few of them could have been mariners attached to ships carrying emigrants from England to Virginia.
Another question might be asked concerning Capt. Fauntleroy and the position Oak (or perhaps forced to take) during the civil war. From the following information found elsewhere, it is concluded he took sides against the King, but got of England as readily and gracefully as he well could.
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 35, Issue 2, June 1939, Author: Mary Emily Fauntleroy
Moore Fauntleroy, first married Dorothy Colle on December 22, 1639. She died leaving two daughters who remained in England when Moore came to America. His first voyage to America was in 1641, but it was in 1643 that he left England for good for political reasons and settled in upper Norfolk County, Virginia. His home was called "Roger's Nest." He was commissioned captain in 1645 and major in 1647 in the county militia. He was granted a land patent February 20, 1643, and served in the House of Burgesses 1644–1648.
Moore Fauntleroy moved to the Northern Neck of the Virginia Tidewater in 1648, and settled on a tract of land at Naylor's Hole, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River, extending from the Rappahannock to the Potomac River in Lancaster County, Virginia. Of this large tract of land, five hundred acres was granted and confirmed by Act I, Grand Assembly of Virginia, March 23, 1660, in the twelfth year (reckoning from the execution of Charles on January 30, 1649) of the rein of King Charles II. This property was successively a part of Lancaster, Old Rappahannock, and Richmond counties. Moore Fauntleroy was justice and Burgher from Lancaster 1651, 1652, 1656, and from Rappahannock, 1656. He owned large tracts of land, many slaves, and several vessels, and transported many settlers from England. He died in 1667 at Crondall, a part of Naylor's Hole. He was buried there. His second wife was Mary Hill, daughter of Thomas Hill of Rappahannock County, Virginia. The marriage occurred in 1648. The coat of arms was given to him on December 8, 1633.
Moore Fauntleroy and his wife Mary Hill had a family of two sons and one daughter: William, Moore, and Elizabeth. William was born in 1658 at Crondall, Rappahannock County, and died in 1686. He was married in 1678 to Katherine Griffin (b. March 16, 1664; d. 1703; dau. of Col. Samuel Griffin of Northumberland County, Virginia). William and Katherine Griffin Fauntleroy had three sons: Col. William Fauntleroy, Col. Griffin Fauntleroy, and Moore Fauntleroy.
Patent Bk. 3, p. 299
May 22, 1650. Lancaster Co VA. Capt. Moore FAUNTLEROY in Rappahannock River, 1800 acres on the N side, 500 acres being marsh and facing the river, 1300 acres of the high land beginning at a point on the westward side of the mouth of Bushwood Creek, running for length NE by E and adjoining land of William Underwood, for transportation of 36 persons: Nugent, Patent Bk 2, p. 195. Capt. Moore FAUNTLEROY. 1800 acres in Rappa. River on N side; 500 being marsh & facing the river & 1300 acres of the high land beginning at a point on Wwd side of the mouth of Bushwood Creek, running for length NE by E & adj. land of William Underwood. 22 May 1650. Trans. 36 persons: Thomas Underwood, Elizabeth, William, Sarah, Margarett, Tho. Wright, his wife, children 5, Maide, Nicho. Spakman, Fra. Moseley, Elizabeth Symon, Sarah Cade, Thomas Scott, Anthony Johnson, Walter Richards, Richard Smith, Richard Davis, Alex. Teshley, Edward Skipper, Richard Hall, Wm Everfleet, Ann Cooper, Ann Dennis, Alice Williamson, Tho. Newman, Susanna his wife, David Johnson, Robert Nusser, Rice Adridge, William Davis, Geo. Day, Margarett Coward. (Patent Bk 2, p. 195). This patent was assigned by Moore Fauntleroy to Michael Windsmore who renewed it in his own name on 6 October 1654 (Patent Bk. 3, p. 299).
Ordinances and Acts of the Commonwealth, 1642-1660, Vol. I, p. 696
10th June, 1645.
“It is ordained that the persons hereinafter named, and no others, shall be Committee put in execution this ordinance. MOORE FAUNTLEROY and others named Southampton." (The Battle of Naseby was fought four days later).
Ibid, p. 165 (Date not shown)
ORDINANCE for raising monies etc. for maintenance of forces under Sir Thomas -fax, Knight, for carrying on the war in Ireland. (Then follows assessments for counties and those responsible for raising the monies ... MOORE FAUNTLEROY, others for Southampton).
Ibid, p. 193
10th Feb., 1648
ORDINANCE for raising 20,000 lbs. a month assessments. . MOORE FAUNTLEROY others for Southampton.
Calendars of Committee for Compounding, etc. 1647-1648, Part II, pp. 880-881
May 3, 1648
Robert Corfe, Sr., Robert Corfe, Jr., Thomas Hood, Robert Phillips (all County Hampshire) offered to open the doors of MOORE FAUNTLEROY, one of the County Commissioners, to a party for basing garrison, that they might cut his throat and rise his home, which at great charge, he had contained against the enemy.
Note: In March, 1648, the second civil war had erupted. Cromwell was engaged in South Wales until Pembroke Castle had surrendered, July 11, 1648.
Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, British Press, Press-2, Admiralty Records Office, Chancery Lane, London.
May 9, 1657
Commander Peter Pett, Royal Navy, Chatham, to Navy Commanders: Recommends GOODDEN MIXON, ropemaker of Chatham "Where hath a convenient ground... that’s an honest man. . . ."
Ibid, 1662-64, Press II, Chapter II, p. 68
John Allyn to Navy Commanders: Reports he has suspended ROBERT MIXON for striking Mr. Sliter in the ropeyard at Chatham.
Ibid, Press II Chapter II, p. 133
April 10, 1673, At Calais
G. Peach to Navy Commanders: Returning WILLIAM MIXSON'S petition for back wages, etc.