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2886. Edward GRISWOLD was born in 1607. He died in 1691. He married Margaret Blencow (HICKS). [Parents]

2887. Margaret Blencow (HICKS) was born in 1609/1611. She died in 1670. [Parents]


3328. John TILLERY was born about 1625 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Author: Bobby Tillery
Title: The Tillery Family in America 1650-2003
Publication: March 2003
Self published by Bobby R. Tillery, Tyler, TX.


3392. Maj. John WEST II was born on 6 Jun 1632 in Chiskack/Bellfield Plantation, York River, New Kent Co., Virginia. He died in 1689 in West Point, New Kent (now King William) Co., Virginia. He married Unity CROWSHAW on 4 Nov 1667 in Accomack Co., Virginia. [Parents]

The Armistead Family (by Virginia Armistead Garber - Copyright1910) p. 58

Col. John3 West, of "West Point," Va., born at "Bellefield,"Chyskiack, Va., 1633 (the firs t English child born on YorkRiver), died 1691, senior justice Colonial General Court; sat on court-marial which tried the rebels in Bacon's time; memberHouse of Burgesses; married Uni ty, daughter of Major JosephCroshaw [member House of Burgesses, 1659-'60; J. P.; major of militia, etc., etc.], of "Poplar Neck," York County, Va., and had:

In 1632 the Council of Virginia on 6 June 1632 took recognitionof his birth
and granted his father 2000 acres of land in honor of his birthas the "the
firstChristian child born on the York River". It is likelythat he was sent
to England for his education, returned to Virginia about 1651.At that time
his father Gov. John West made a claim for land for the entry ofhis wife and
and his only son, John West Jr., into the colony.
!John, Jr. is mentioned in various records as Captain in 1662,Major in 1667
and Lieutenant Colonel in 1673. He figured prominently inBacon's Rebellion
in 1676. In 1680 he was Senior Presiding Justice of the CountyCourt of New
Kent and Colonel commanding the militia of the county. He was amember of the
House of Burgesses 16-85-1688.

Col. John West, son of Col. John West, of Virginia, died in1689. John married Ursula (Unity ) Crowshaw of York County,Virginia.

Colonel John West of West Point, King William County, the son ofCol. John West was bor n in 1632. He was the first white childof English parents to be born on the York River. A la rge tractof land was granted to his father in honor of his birth. He wastaken prisoner duri ng Bacon's rebellion. As to what Bacon's mendid to him is not stated but as he later sot o n the courtmartial that tried the rebels he more than evened with them. Hewas Colonel of Mi litia and the Burgess
for New Kent County, 1685-1686. In the 1659-1660 session of theHouse of Burgesses, an act wa s passed exempting him from taxesfor life in consideration of the important favors and servi ceshe rendered to the country of Virginia by the noble family ofthe Wests, predecessors o f John West their now only survivor.His will dated November 15, 1689. He married Unity Crows haw,daughter of Maj. Joseph Croshaw, Burgess, 1659-60. The Westswere Tories.

He inherited 3/4 of the "Popular Neck Plantation" from hisfather-in-law Maj. Joseph Cr owshaw due to his brother-in-lawsdeath prior to reaching majority.

3393. Unity CROWSHAW was born in 1636 in Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, James City Co., Virginia. She died in 1695 in New Kent Co, Virginia. [Parents]

also spelled Croshaw


3456. Jan "John" Pietersz VAN DEVENTER was christened on 24 Apr 1627 in Deventer, Overyssel, Holland. He died about 1692 in New Netherland, NY. He married Maria HOOGEBOOM about 1652 in Dutch Church, Houten, Netherlands. [Parents]

3457. Maria HOOGEBOOM was born about 1633 in Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands.


3584. William COOKE I was born on 25 Mar 1613 in Bristol, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 27 Mar 1613 in Bristol, Gloucester, England . He died about 1677 in Isle of Wight or Surry Co., Va. He married Mary MILES OR BLACKBORNE on 4 Jun 1632 in St Augustine Parish Church, Bristol, Gloucester, , England 1. [Parents]

3585. Mary MILES OR BLACKBORNE was born about 1610 in England.


3586. Hugh ROPER was born in 1613 in Burnham, Somerset, England. He died about 1665 in Burnham, Somerset, England. He married Mrs. Hugh ROPER in 1633 in Burnham, Somerset, England.

Hugh ROPER (AFN:L64D-5X)
Born: 1613 Place: Burnham, Somerset, England
Died: Abt 1665 Place: Burnham, Somerset, England
Married: 1633 Place: Of Burnham, Somerset, England

3587. Mrs. Hugh ROPER was born about 1615 in of Burnham, Somerset, England.


3724. John WALLER was born in 1645 in Newport,Pagnall,Bucks,Eng. He died in 1750 in of County Bucks, England. He married Mary POMFRETT OR KEY on 13 Jan 1669 in Walton, Bucks, England.



3726. Enfield KING.


3744. Isaac WINSTON was born in 1570 in Dorset, Dorsetshire, England .

ID: I571897708 Name: Isaac* WINSTON Given Name: Isaac* Surname: Winston Sex: M Birth: 1570 in Dorset,Dorsetshire,England


3748. Theodore (DABNEY) D'AUBIGNE was born about 1609 in Rochelle, France . He married Dorothy Batts or BATES. [Parents]

According to Charles William Dabney, author of "The Origins of the Dabney Family of Virginia" Theodore was born in France, but traveled later to Martinique, where his father had colonial interest. He returned to England or Wales or perhaps Holland.


3749. Dorothy Batts or BATES.



3750. Chief OPECHANCANOUGH. [Parents]


3840. Matthew SMALLWOOD was born about 1610 in Middlewich, Cheshire, England. He died in Charles Co., MD. He married Virginia ? about 1635. [Parents]

Captain Matthew Smallwood leased 500 acres in Bickeres Bay in Charles City Co on March 30, 1634, bounded on the east by the land granted by patent to Capt. Nathaniel Powell, deceased, and thence westward to a Creek which divided it from land called Chaplin's Choice

Resided in VA 1632

Library of Virginia
Title Smallwood, Mathew.
Publication 30 March 1634.
Gen. note Lease.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Charles City County.
Description: 500 acres in Bicknes Bay, easterly upon the pattented land of Captn. Nathaniel Powell, deceased.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 151 (Reel 1).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Smallwood, Mathew. grantee.
Powell, Nathaniel, Capt.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Charles City County.
Subject -Geographic Charles City County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Charles City County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
System Number 000822175

3841. Virginia ? died in Charles Co., MD.


3842. William EVANS.William married Alice NORRIS.

Name: Evans, William
Township: Morgan
County: Buncombe
State: North Carolina
Year: 1800
Roll: M32_29
Page: 168
Image: 77

3843. Alice NORRIS.


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