1634 - 1694
||Wiltshire, England [1,4,5,9]
||22 May 1650 
|To Capt. Moore FAUNTLEROY |
||22 May 1650
||Jamestown, James, Virginia, USA [8,10]
|Jamestown Militia Age 26 |
||Virginia, USA [8,10]
|for service against the Indians 250 Acres Tassitiomp Creek |
||29 Nov 1665
||New Kent, Virginia, USA 
|150 Acres |
||Between 1694 and 1704
||King and Queen, Virginia, USA 
||Our Family Tree
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||DILLARD Edward |
||WILLIAMS Martha, b. Abt 1636, England |
||Bef 1658 
|>||1. DILLARD James, b. 1658, Wiltshire, England |
| ||2. DILLARD Thomas, b. Abt 1677, Virginia, USA |
|>||3. DILLARD Edward, I, b. 1672, New Kent, Virginia, USA |
| ||4. DILLARD Henry, b. Abt 1673, Virginia, USA |
| ||5. DILLARD Nicholas, b. 1675, New Kent, Virginia, USA |
| ||6. DILLARD William, b. 1677|
| ||7. DILLARD Mary, b. Abt 1667, Virginia, USA |
| ||8. DILLARD Sally, b. Abt 1669, Virginia, USA |
| ||9. DILLARD, b. 1671|
||DANIEL Mary |
- Sailed from England with Capt. Moore Fauntleroy to America. George settled in Jamestown Va. George served Capt. Fauntleroy for five years as an indentured servant to pay for his passage to America. In 1660 George was given a tract of land in New Kent Co. as a reward for his military services against the Indians. In 1665 George brought 5 people to America. for which he was given an additional 250 acres of land adjoining his other land. One of the five persons was Martha Williams whom he later married. They had 8 children 3 daughters (names unknown) who were born in 1667, 1669, 1671; and 5 sons.
George Dillard was the son of Edward Dillard, who was the son of John Dillard who was the son of John Carbonne d'Illard who immigrated to the Isle of Man in England from France and was the son of Carbonne d'Illard from Carbonne on the Upper Rhine in France. I have been unable to take the name back further. Research does indicate the name may derive from Diller in Germany in the 1100's, however.
George DILLARD b. 1634/35 spelling could be DILLIARD.
Was sent to the colonies as an attorney for King George III. Came to America in 1660.
Would appreciate any other information.
My lineage: George DILLARD
John (Captain during the Revolutionary War)
all of Virginia
Information that has been passed down to me:
It is said that the Dillard-Dilliard or Dellard family of America came from Carbonne d'Illard, that is, Carbonne of the Cantonment or family of Illard on the upper waters of the Rhine in France. Carbonne d'Illard, because of religious oppression, accompanied William the Conqueror from France to the Isle of Man. He settled at Waltshire (Wiltshire) England and had a son named John Carbonne d'Illard who in turn had two sons. The name of one son is not know, the other, John, changed his name to John Dillard.>>John Dillard's son,GEORGE DILLARD, of Wiltshire, England, was a barrister of the British government and was sent to Jamestown, Virginia(the first English Colony on the American continent),as an attorney for King George III. From this George Dillard (Dilliard) who came to America in 1660 all Caucasian lines of the Dillard family descend.
George Dillard was the son of John Dillard.
George was a barrister of the British government and was sent to Jamestown, Va. as an attorney for King George III. I do not know who George married but have info that they had one son James Stephen b. 1658 in Wiltshire, and at least two daughter whose names are not known.
James married Louise "Laura" Page. They had one son James Stephen Dillard Jr. b. 1698 and possible other children.
James Stephen married Lucy Wise in 1724 They had seven sons and two daughters:
Thomas, George, Nicholas, John, Stephen Herndon, James Stephen III, Sarah, Mary and William Terry.
John Dillard was a Captain during the Revolutionary War (b. 1751-Amhearst County, Va
Judy Dillard Eustis
The info I have shows George Dillard b.1624 as having four sons: George, Jr., Thomas, Edward, and Nicholas. I found a James Stephen Dillard in the Morman database; the Dillard genealogists in my line don't believe he existed, however, because they have found no "paper" proof for him. So, can you tell me what proof your family has? I am new at this (few years)and pick up bits and pieces of info wherever I can. If I had to pick one of George's sons as my direct descendant, I would pick Thomas since there has been a Thomas in every generation since in my line including a great nephew recently born. My gggrandfather James (brother to your Moses) married Martha Pepper. I have been unable to find where they are buried (not in Omer.) Somewhere I learned that Peppers are buried in Carter Hill Cemetery. Perhaps they are there. Do you know if there is an available listing of people buried there?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Name: George Dillard
Given Name: George
Birth: 1634 in Wiltshire, England
Death: 1704 in King & Queen Co, VA
*Note: Family thought to have originated in French Normandy by some people
*Note: 6 22 MAY 1650 arrival date Jamestown, VA
*Note: George brought over a colony of 107 persons. For this he was given 5350 acres on the Rappahannock River, May 22 1650. He received 250 acres in New Kent County on Nov. 29, 1665 upon the branches of Taasitramp Swamp.
*Note: George was the first Dillard of record in America, first appearing as the headright of Capt Moore Fauntleroy, who on May 22, 1650 received 450a on the Rappahannock on the North side of Swann Bay (for the transport of George and 8 others).
*Note: In 1660, George is shown to have enrolled in the militia at Jamestown, ate age 26. On Nov 29, 1665, he had the headright for five persons and received 150a in New Kent Cty, Virginia on a branch of the Tassitiomp Creek, on which he already lived. He later recevied
another 250a for service against the indians.
*Note: The meaning of the surname Dillard is not clear. The first element 'Dill' can be from the old high german word "dill" (the herb), the old english "dyl" or "dylle" and the middle english "dill" or "dull". In England, it could either denote a grower of the herb or a dull person. The last element 'ard' could be the germanic suffix "hard, durable, strong" or it could be a variant spelling of the Flemish or French "er", a suffix that would denote either a grower or seller of the herb.
George9 Dillard (ca 1630 - ca 1704): George landed at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony after a voyage from England in 1650, or shortly before, likely as a young, illiterate indentured servant (as were most immigrants of that period). 1650 was, indeed, very early in the colonization of the North American continent, and as such, George would be considered one of the original settlers. After his indentured servitude obligation was fulfilled, George prospered. In 1665 he received a headright land grant of 250 acres in New Kent County, Virginia (later King and Queen County), adjacent to land he already owned, located ?upon branches of Tassitiomp Swamp?. Later land records refer to a ?Geo. Dillard Plantation on the N. side of Mattapony River?.
Because of his servitude obligation and the necessity to establish himself in the Colonies, it is probable George married and began raising a family late in life. It is speculated he married about 1666 although no data exist on his marriage or his wife.
Despite the hardships, George succeeded and prospered. One genealogist sums up his life as follows: ?In [Colonial] Virginia, a land where many more than half the new people died, George Dillard was a survivor. Where there were four men to every woman, George had a wife. During a severe depression from 1660 until near the end of the century, George Dillard became a land owner, something achieved by a small percentage of those who came as indentured servants and had to work four, five, or seven years ? to pay their transportation expense. We do not know the hardships George endured during those years when he had no personal freedom, when he had to do as his master directed, when he could not marry. Little is known of George because in colonial America few records were kept and many of those that were kept were destroyed or burned. Nor is anything known about his wife or female children. He had five known sons, all of whom married and established families in the Virginia colony.
Jamestown and the Virginia Colony
A historian has written, ?Gold, trade, tillage represent the three stages in the history of colonization, and the greatest of these ????.....?.. is tillage?. This was never more true than in the Americas. Shortly after the voyages of Columbus, Spaniards were exploring across the north and the south of the continent, raping it of its gold and treasures. Then came the Dutch and the French with their outposts, trading European goods with the Indians for furs. It was not until later that the English were the first to recognize the potential of the Americas as farmland, and it is for this reason alone that today we speak English and not the language of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, Scandinavian, or Dutch, all of whom had very early experiences in the New World.
England started later than other European nations, but was rapidly emerging as an economic power. Farsighted leaders recognized the natural resources available in the New World and the economic benefit that would accrue to England if they were tapped. A case for colonization was made and to promote it a propaganda campaign was launched, touting the New World as a virtual Garden of Eden. Several companies were chartered by the English for colonization purposes. Some adventurous individuals who wished to begin a new life were found to travel to the New World, and when there were not enough to fill the boats, the English would clear the jails to do so. In 1605 explorative journeys were made and the first colonies attempted but soon aborted.
It was not until May, 1607 that the first enduring English plantation was established. It was on the James River in Virginia, and was named Jamestown. Of the 144 persons who embarked on the trip in three vessels, only 105 survived the journey. When they arrived, life was even more trying. Of the 105 who landed, only thirty-eight survived through the year -- starvation and disease took its toll. The colony would have been abandoned, and almost was, if not for the leadership of Captain John Smith. John Smith was a soldier-of-fortune who had a propensity to alienate all about him into enemies. Nonetheless, he had the gifts of a frontiersman, including a knack for handling Indians, and the settlers were sensible enough to recognize it. They chose him as their leader, although later there was a plot to assassinate him but he made that largely unnecessary when he severely injured himself when he blew himself up with a barrel of gunpowder.
Over the years more ships came, pouring out new settlers. Many of them died, many others fled back to England on the next ship. But some remained and the Colony grew. By 1628 there were 2,500 living in the Virginia Colony. The Indians kept the population in check by massacring large numbers of the colonists, but eventually the Colony became better armed and eliminated the surrounding Indians. John Smith was once captured by the Indians and Chief Powhatan was about to declare a death sentence on him when Powhatan's fair daughter, Pocahontas, took a liking to Smith and wrapped herself in his arms, thereby saving his life.
The Colony floundered for years, never returning a profit to the London company that sponsored it, and the company failed. The King then took over control of the Colony and after instituting several progressive measures (offering headright grants and the establishment of a governing body), growth continued. The Colony did not become truly viable, however, until it was discovered how suitable the Virginia soil was for the growing of tobacco. With tobacco the economy boomed. Tobacco was planted up and down the James River, and up and down the coast. By 1630 they had created a glut on the world's tobacco market. Nevertheless, growth continued and more farms were established.
Tobacco not only saved the Virginia Colony, and with it solidified England's hold on the North American continent, but it ushered in another important page of American history. Profitable growth of tobacco demanded large estates and cheap, plentiful labor. On the other hand, the English population was small and the Jamestown settlers had come there not to be laborers, working for others. Land was plentiful and those who would have been laborers in England now chose to work at their own small, one-family tobacco farms. This certainly caused tensions between the laboring class and the entrepreneurial class, and it hindered the efficient production of tobacco and its profits. Several solutions were tried. First was the system of indentured servants. A planter would pay the expenses of bringing a worker from the old country. The worker would be bound to the planter for a period, often seven years, after which the worker would obtain his freedom along with a small plot of land. This system did not work well as it was expensive, the turnover was too great, and the workers were often unsatisfactory. Another solution worked better. Europeans had been buying African slaves for over a hundred years and the Spanish had been shipping large numbers to their colonies in South America for over fifty. In 1619 Dutch traders brought Africans to Virginia for the first time. Initially slave dealing was modest and the slaves were treated like indentured servants and given their freedom and land after a period of service. It was not until 1660 that Virginians began to follow the slave-handling example of the Caribbean and Latin American settlements, which now dealt in slaves on a huge scale. It was a tragic decision, but given the tobacco and the greed, perhaps inevitable.
Tobacco wears out the land after seven years. This required planters to seek new lands and to push the boundary of civilization continually outward.
Jamestown was the first enduring English settlement in the New World, and the beginning of the Virginia Colony; tobacco with the aid of slave labor made it prosper, giving the English the preeminent position in North America; and from it spawned most of the growth throughout the colonies. Jamestown and the Virginia Colony did, indeed, play an important role in our history.
22 May 1650. Lancaster Co VA (later Old Rappa). Capt. Moore FAUNTLEROY patented 450 acres in Rappahannock River on the N side of Swan bay beginning on the Eastward side of the mouth of Swan Creek for transportation of 9 persons: Gabriell WILLSON, Eliza his wife, Henry COX, George DILLARD, Ann VECERY, Richd. POWELL, MR. Geo. UNDERWOOD, Mary his wife, Anne UNDERWOOD. Note: This patent is relinquished and the rights to make good the patent on the other side being 5350 acres. (Patent Bk 2, p. 195).
George was the first Dillard of record in America, first appearing as the headright of Capt Moore Fauntleroy, who on May 22, 1650 received 450 acres on the Rappahannock on the North side of Swann Bay (for the transport of George and 8 others).
In 1660, George is shown to have enrolled in the militia at Jamestown, at age 26. On Nov 29, 1665, he had the headright for five persons and received 150 acres in New Kent Cty, Virginia on a branch of the Tassitiomp Creek, on which he already liveDHe later recevied another 250 acres for service against the Indians.
It is somewhat ironic and indicative of the kind of semi classless society this new country was that a descendent of Cpt Moore Fauntleroy marries a descendent of his indentured servant abt 1854! Moore Gardner Fauntleroy Jr b 1834 and d 1859 married Flora Dillard and they produced two children....Ella More Fauntleroy and John Fauntleroy. And Mary Ellen Fauntleroy b 1827 (and brother of Moore Gardner Fauntleroy Jr) married George William Dillard in 1845.
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The meaning of the surname Dillard is not clear. The first element 'Dill' can be from the old high german word "dill" (the herb), the old english "dyl" or "dylle" and the middle english "dill" or "dull". In England, it could either denote a grower of the herb or a dull person.
The last element 'ard' could be the germanic suffix "hard, durable, strong" or it could be a variant spelling of the Flemish or French "er", a suffix that would denote either a grower or seller of the herb.
22 MAY 1650 arrival date USA
22 MAY 1650 arr as indentured servant
He was one of 100 persons who were sent by the British gov. to Jamestown, Va. in May 1650 as attorney for King George III. Came with Captain Moore Fauntleroy. After settling on James River, he engaged in cultivating tobacco and buying negroes. He was given 250 acres of land for transporting 5 persons to the Va Colony. Later he receive more land for his service in the Jamestown Colonial Virginia Militia in the War against the Indians. In his will he gave 389 acres to his son James Stephen Dilliard. The name of his wife is unknown.
The few remaining records concerning George Dillard show that he was one of 107 Headrights for whom a transportation receipt was turned in at the Virginia Land Patent Office by Capt. Moore Fantleroy on 22 May, 1650. The Capt. received 50 acres of land for each Headright for a total of 5,350 acres. Under the Headright system every immigrant entering the colony, or the person paying his passage, was entitled to fifty acres of land. The indentured servant was indebted to the person paying his passage, until the debt was paid. Depending upon George Dillard's age, craftsmanship and other factors, he might work as long as seven years to repay the debt.
In 1665, George Dillard patented 250 acres of land in New Kent County for having paid the passage of five other passengers. Those 250 acres adjoined land on which George was living. The implication here is strong that, during those fifteen years, George had repaid his own transportation debt, had bought land of his own, and in 1665 was financially able to pay the passage for five other passengers.
In 1665, New Kent County was a large tract of land stretching westward almost from Chesapeake Bay. The Mattapony (Mattaponi) River headwaters rose in the western section of the county and flowed southeasterly to the Chesapeake Bay. It was a time when Virginia County boundaries were changing rapidly. Settlers moved westward looking for new, cheap land on the frontier. As new settlements sprang up, new counties were formed so the settlers' business with the government could be handled without traveling great distances. So rapid was this transition that a plantation owner might find his land falling in three or four different counties in a short span of thirty or forty years. With so many changes, we need a natural landmark to follow a tract of land. The Mattapony River provides such a landmark.
King and Queen County (one county) was formed from New Kent in 1691. Then the Mattapony River, from its source to its mouth, was in King and Queen. In 1702, King William County was formed from King and Queen with the Mattapony River forming the boundary between King William on the south side and King and Queen on the north side.
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The Dillards trace their family back to 1660, in the enrollment for the militia at Jamestown, Va., when George DILLARD, 26 years of age, from Wiltshire England, first appears. He was given 250 acres of land for military services against the indians, and this was added to, till/in his will he gave 389 acres to his son, James Stephen, of James City County and two girls.
James Stephen DILLARD was born in Wiltshire England in 1658, and married a Govan or Page, records indistinct, and settled in James City. He with the Carys, Wises and Pages, were granted 25,000 acres located in a body and known in hostory as "The Willimasburge Plantations."
James DILLARD, the son of James Stephen, was born in 1698, and married Lucy WISE in 1724. Issue: Thomas. Nicholas, James, who was born in 17James DILLARD Jr., settled in Amherst county, this state and there he and his wife spent their days and were buried.
Of the children of James DILLARD (1727-1794) and his wife, 1734-1748), of Essec county, Virginia was born a son, Capt. John DILLARD. In Succeeding years he came to Henry county during the Revolutionary period, and bought a large boundary of land on Harsepasture creek.
Captian John DILLARD (See Biography Chap.) was born in 1751, married Sarah, the daughter of George STOVALL, of Pittsylvania county. Their children were as follows: James, George, Ruth, Pattie, Jane Athey, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Peter Hairston and John
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