Patrick Hamrick - Margaret Ingles

Patrick Hamrick was born in 1684, most likely in Great Britain. He came to America as a sixteen year old boy, without his parents, at the end of the seventeenth century, and he served as an indentured servant in the tobacco fields of Virginia's Northern Neck (the area in northeast Virginia between the Potomac River and the Rappahannock River). Afterward, he married Margaret Ingles, sometime between 1710 and 1718. Margaret was most likely born sometime between 1690 and 1693. She was the daughter of Robert Ingles and Sarah Cox.

 

Their children included Patrick, Jr., James, Robert, John, Joseph, Benjamin, possibly Jeremiah (who could have instead been one of their oldest grandchildren), and certainly some daughters, although there are no extant records firmly documenting the fact that female offspring existed.

 

Patrick raised tobacco for a number of years on land in what is now King George County, Virginia, which he inherited through his marriage to Margaret. He lived in the area for around 25 to 30 years before moving his family to new property he acquired in Prince William County during the 1739-1740 timeframe. Patrick remained in Prince William County for the remainder of his life. He died in the Spring of 1764. Margaret's date of death is unknown.

See Patrick's Life section for more details.