In my recent search, I came across an abstract for a will dated January 12, 1725, for a Thomas Sorrell. It lists father John, brother John, wife Elizabeth, son James, daughters Anna and Winifred, and father-in-law Daniel O'Canny. It also lists nephew Thomas Sorrell and nieces Elizabeth and Frances as sisters of nephew Thomas. I wonder if this nephew Thomas Sorrell is my Elizabeth's father, since I have her birth year as 1728 and this will is dated 1725. However, I don't know if I have the correct birth year for her. I've seen several different birth years given for Elizabeth.
|Westmoreland County, Virginia, as of January 1, 1728 (map from www.randymajors.com)|
Elizabeth married Chandler Aubrey/Awbrey sometime before May 27, 1740. The only child I have for them is Martha, my 4th great grandmother (she married Philip Pendleton). A genealogy website notes that Chandler Aubrey sued Elizabeth's father's estate, has her father's name as Thomas Sorrell, and that this information came from Virginia Order Book 1739-1743, page 52.
I have Elizabeth's death as 1748 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.
 Ancestry.com. Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills, 1654-1800. Will abstract for Thomas Sorrell, will dated January 12, 1725, proved February 22, 1726.
 Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Marriage record for Elizabeth Sorrell and Chandler Aubrey
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