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Patrilinear Immigrant Colonists

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On my father’s side, fifty-seven immigrant colonists arrived in North America during the 1600s. Most came from England; others came from Scotland, Ireland, and Germany.

They settled in the Colony of Virginia, the Connecticut Colony, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Province of Maryland, and the Province of Pennsylvania.

One died during the crossing and his wife died in the same year, leaving orphan children in the New World.

Ann Watts (1617 – 1676 [59]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 18 May 1617 (St Cuthbert’s, Wells, Somerset, England)
Death: 3 Feb 1676 (St. Mary’s County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1670 (Maryland)?
George MacKall (1600 – 1675 [75]). Scotland. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: Abt. 1600 (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Death: 30 Sep 1675 (St. George’s Hundred, St. Mary’s County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1670 (Maryland)?

Sarah Stebbins (1580 – 1649 [69]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1580 (England)
Death: 9 Sep 1649 (Springfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Anthony Dorchester (1595 – 1682 [87]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: Abt. 1595 (England)
Death: 28 Aug 1682 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Alice Lea (1575 – 1649 [74]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 11 Nov 1571 (Halesowen, Worcestershire, Shropshire, England)
Death: 1649 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Edward (Evardi) Orme (1570 – 1610 [40]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 13 Oct 1586 (Rayforth, Prescot, Lancashire, England)
Death: 1610 (Colony of Virginia)

Elizabeth Mehitabel Baker (1585 – 1629 [44]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1585 (Cardington, Bedfordshire, England)
Death: 1629 (Colony of Virginia)
John Larkin (1585 – 1629 [44]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 26 Feb 1585 (Cardington, Bedfordshire, England)
Death: 1629 (On Board Ship from England to Virginia Colony)

Mary Pinke (1596 – 1687 [91]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 18 May 1596 (London, Middlesex, England)
Death: 23 Aug 1687 (Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Francis Gabriel Holland (1595 – 1685 [90]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1595 (Westminster, London, England)
Death: 22 Jun 1685 (Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1623 (Colony of Virginia)

Hannah Maria Wayland (1595 – 1660 [65]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1595 (Middlesex, England)
Death: 18 Jun 1660 (Charles City, Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1638
David Jones (1594 – 1665 [71]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 4 Apr 1594 (Westminster, Middlesex, England)
Death: 20 Aug 1665 (Charles City, Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)

Anne Exton (1596 – 1652 [56]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 15 Jul 1596 (London, England)
Death: 1652 (New Kent, New Kent County, Colony of Virginia)
Christopher Lewis (Louhes) (1592 – 1673 [81]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 14 May 1592 (St Mary Woolnoth, London, England)
Death: 1 Oct 1673 (Surry County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1635

Elizabeth Allison Bunting (1611 – 1696 [85]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1611 (England)
Death: 30 Mar 1696 (Colony of Virginia)
Jacob Blight (1579 – 1679 [100]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 14 Mar 1579 (Holsworthy, Devon, England)
Death: 14 Mar 1679 (Charles City, Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1637 (Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)

John Waughop (1631 – 1677 [46]). Scotland. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1631 (Orkney Islands, Orkney, Scotland)
Death: 18 Mar 1677 (Piney Point, Somerset County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1658 (Province of Maryland)

Linda Suzzie Morrow (1616 – 1700 [84]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1616 (Kent, England)
Death: Bef. 1700 (Colony of Virginia)
Daniel Henry (1600 – 1700 [100]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1600 (England)
Death: 1700 (Shenandoah County, Colony of Virginia)

Moses Wheeler (1598 – 1698 [100]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 5 Jan 1598 (Bow, Middlesex, London, England)
Death: 15 Jan 1698 (Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony)
Arrival: 1638 (New Haven, Connecticut)

Jane Wheeler (1600 – 1674 [74]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 24 May 1600 (Gnosall, Newport, Staffordshire, England)
Death: 20 Sep 1674 (Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony)
Reverend Adam Aaron Blakeman (1596 – 1665 [69]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 10 Jun 1596 (Gnosall, Stafford, Staffordshire, England)
Death: 16 Mar 1665 (Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony)

Martha Kritchwell Chapman (1616 – 1662 [46]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 7 Apr 1616 (Tring, Dacorum Borough, Hertfordshire, England)
Death: 17 Dec 1662 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Hannah Wright (1626 – 1660 [34]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: Aug 1626 (Wrightsbridge, Essex, England)
Death: 16 Oct 1660 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Thomas Stebbins (1620 – 1683 [63]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 6 May 1620 (Bocking, Essex, England)
Death: 15 Sep 1683 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Margaret Hulins (1595 – 1684 [89]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 15 Jul 1595 (Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England)
Death: 28 Aug 1684 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Thomas Bliss (1590 – 1650). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1590 (Painswick, Gloucestershire, England)
Death: 14 Feb 1650 (Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony)
Arrival: 1642 (New England)

Daniel Faulkner (1640 – 1700 [60]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1640 (England?)
Death: 1700 (Province of Pennsylvania)

Robert Bowman (1600 – 1671 [71]). Scotland. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1600 (Scotland)
Death: 17 Feb 1671 (Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Mary Hayes (1605 – 1653 [48]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 3 Apr 1605 (Staffordshire, England)
Death: 12 Sep 1653 (Accomack County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1637 (Virginia)
Richard Hudson I (1602 – 1660). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 3 Apr 1602 (Tamworth, Staffordshire, England)
Death: 12 Sep 1660 (Hungars Point, Northampton County, Colony of Virginia)

Mary Day (1625 – 1680 [55]). England. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: Abt. 1625 (England)
Death: 21 Sep 1680 (Rappahannock County, Colony of Virginia)
Richard Hayworton (1620 – 1680). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1620 (England)
Death: Abt. 1680 (Rappahannock County, Colony of Virginia)

Sarah Gale Bond (1590 – 1650 [60]). England. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: 23 Apr 1590 (Whalley, Lancashire, England)
Death: 3 Apr 1651 (Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1642
Colonel John Chew (1587 – 1668). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 16 Jul 1587 (Chewton, Somerset, England)
Death: 24 Aug 1668 (York County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1623

Elizabeth Debnam (1637 – 1686 [49]). England. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1637 (England)
Death: 1686 (New Kent, New Kent County, Colony of Virginia)
Hugh Roy (1637 – 1680 [43]). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1637 (Northumberland, England)
Death: 1680 (Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1654

Deborah Ann Ferrers (1642 – 1698 [56]). England. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1642 (West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Death: 10 Feb 1695 (Petsoe Parish, Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia)
John Buckner (1630 – 1694). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 2 Feb 1630 (Oxford, Oxfordshire, England)
Death: 10 Feb 1694 (Gloucester, Essex County, Colony of Virginia [?])

Catharine Peacock (1640 – 1660 [20]). England. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1640 (St Botolph, Aldgate, London, England)
Death: 1660 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)

Doctor Joshua Irby (1664 – 1746 [82]). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1664 (London, England)
Death: 19 May 1746 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Thomas St John (1640 – 1698 [58]). England. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1640 (St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, England)
Death: 1698 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)

John Gatewood (1648 – 1706 [58]). England. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 23 Jul 1648 (London, England)
Death: 14 Nov 1706 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)

Major James Boughan (1650 – 1711 [61]). England. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1650 (England)
Death: 19 Jun 1712 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)

Thomas Batte (1634 – 1698 [64]). England. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 8 Feb 1634 (England)
Death: 1698 (Charles City, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Mary Billington (1634 – 1728 [94]). England. 7th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1634 (England)
Death: 16 Jan 1728 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)
Frances Newbill (1631 – 1651 [20]). England. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1631 (Staffordshire, England)
Death: 1651 (Essex County, Colony of Virginia)

Lucretia Johnston (1629 – 1709 [80]). Scotland. 7th great-grandmother.
Birth: 22 Mar 1629 (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Death: 14 Oct 1709 (Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Colony of Virginia)
John Burnett I (1610 – 1686 [76]). Scotland. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 25 Dec 1610 (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Death: 6 Feb 1686 (Old Rappahannock County, Colony of Virginia)

Mary Catherine Ferree (1679 – 1752 [73]). Germany. 7th great-grandmother.
Birth: 26 Mar 1679 (Lindau, Bavaria, Germany)
Death: 28 Mar 1752 (Northumberland, Northumberland County, Province of Pennsylvania)

Margaret McDonald (1678 – 1718 [40]). Ireland. 7th great-grandmother.
Birth: 15 Aug 1678 (Little Island, Waterford, Ireland)
Death: 1718 (Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia)
Charles Heard (1675 – 1746 [71]). Ireland. 7th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1675 (Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland)
Death: 1746 (Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia)

Sarah Allsop (1709 – 1755 [46]). Scotland. 6th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1709 (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Death: 1755 (Berkeley, Colony of Virginia)
James Hugh Henry (1706 – 1768). Scotland. 6th great-grandfather.
Birth: 8 Aug 1706 (Grampian Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Death: 1768 (Augusta County, Colony of Virginia)

John Calfee (1715 – 1786 [71]). Ireland. 5th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1715 (County Sligo, Ireland)
Death: 15 Apr 1786 (Limeton, Warren County, Virginia, United States)

Mary Polly Anthony (1720 – 1781 [61]). Ireland. 5th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1720 (Belfast, Antrim, Ireland)
Death: 1781 (Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States)
John Porter (1711 – 1781 [70]). Ireland. 5th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1711 (Belfast, Antrim, Ireland)
Death: Jun 1781 (Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States)

Matrilinear Immigrant Colonists

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On my mother’s side, eighty immigrant colonists arrived in North America during the 1600s. Most came from England; others came from Scotland, Wales, Netherlands, Ireland, and France. One came involuntarily at first. A few made the transatlantic voyage two or more times.

They settled in the Colony of Virginia, the Connecticut Colony, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, New Netherland, the Colony of Rhode Island, the Province of Maryland, the Province of Pennsylvania, and the state of North Carolina.

Elizabeth Burroughs (1606 – 1660 [54]). England. 13th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1606 (Barnstable, Devon, England)
Death: 1660 (Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony)
Edward Jessup (1600 – Abt. 1630 [30]). England. 13th great-grandfather.
Birth: Abt. 1600 (Westchester, Cheshire, England)
Death: Abt. 1630 (Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony)

Elizabeth Merritt (Hall) (1572 – 1685 [113]). England. 13th great-grandmother.
Birth: 20 Jan 1572 (Eastbourne, Sussex, England)
Death: 9 Sep 1685 (Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Thomas Fryer (1578 – 1685 [107]). England. 13th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1578 (St. John’s Parish, Wapping, Middlesex, England)
Death: 9 Sep 1685 (Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Arrival: 1639 [61] (Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Joane Adria Gurganey Osborne (1597 – 1636 [39]). England. 13th great-grandmother.
Birth: 28 Jan 1597 (Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England)
Death: 11 Sep 1636 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1635 [38] (Virginia Colony)
Captain Thomas Harris (1585 – 1634 [49]). England. 13th great-grandfather.
Birth: 10 Jun 1585 (Crixe [Creeksea], Essex, England)
Death: 11 Apr 1634 (Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Catherine Chapin (1600 – 1654 [54]). England. 13th great-grandmother.
Birth: 16 Nov 1600 (Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England)
Death: 8 Nov 1654 (Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Thomas Gilbert Gaye (1600 – 1642 [42]). England. 13th great-grandfather.
Birth: 16 Feb 1600 (Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England)
Death: May 1642 (Lower Norfolk, Colony of Virginia)

Elizabeth Joanne Hotten (1596 – 1626 [30]). England. 12th great-grandmother.
Birth: 30 Mar 1596 (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
Death: 1626 (Gloucester, Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia)
Reverend William Thomas Hampton (1592 – 1652 [60]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 28 May 1592 (Twickenham, Middlesex, England)
Death: 5 Sep 1652 (Gloucester, Gloucester County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1620 [28] (Colony of Virginia, aboard ship “Bona Nova”)

Dorothy Beauchamp (1584 – 1674 [90]). England. 12th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1584 (Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England)
Death: 27 Jan 1674 (Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
John Browne Sr. (1585 – 1662 [77]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1585 (Hawkedon, Suffolk, England)
Death: 10 Apr 1662 (Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Ralph “London” Hunt (1613 – 1675 [62]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 23 Feb 1613 (London, London, England)
Death: 6 Jan 1675 (Richmond County, New Netherland)

Mary Moore (1600 – 1674 [74]). England. 12th great-grandmother.
Birth: 28 May 1613 (Southwold, Suffolk, England)
Death: Nov 1674 (Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Joseph Grafton (1596 – 1682 [86]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1596 (Southwold, Suffolk, England)
Death: 24 Jun 1682 (Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Arrival: 1636 (Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Dorothy Tooley (1614 – 1687 [73]). England. 12th great-grandmother.
Birth: 25 Jun 1614 (Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England)
Death: 22 Jun 1687 (Kingston, King’s County [now Washington County], Colony of Rhode Island)

Thomas Ligon (1623 – 1675 [52]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 11 Jan 1623 (Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Warwickshire, England)
Death: 16 Mar 1675 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1649 [26] (Colony of Virginia)

Simon Hancock (1614 – 1654 [40]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 6 Jan 1614 (Devonshire, England)
Death: 22 Jun 1654 (Lower Norfolk County, Colony of Virginia)

Anne Houncell (1626 – 1670 [44]). England. 12th great-grandmother.
Birth: 28 Apr 1626 (Powerstock, Dorsetshire, England)
Death: Aft. 1670 (Williamsburg, Colony of Virginia)
Thomas Lane (1620 – 1670 [50]). England. 12th great-grandfather.
Birth: 6 Dec 1620 (St. Giles, Middlesex, England)
Death: Aft. 1670 (Williamsburg, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1637 [17]

Thomas William Bailey (1580 – 1620 [40]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1580 (Hawkedon, Suffolk, England)
Death: 20 Sep 1620 (Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)

Sarah Winston (1595 – 1660 [65]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1595 (Devon, England)
Death: 17 Jan 1660 (Prince George County, Colony of Virginia)
Joseph Pierson (1600 – 1660 [60]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1600 (England)
Death: 1660 (Curles Neck Plantation, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Captain Thomas Osborne (1613 – 1685 [72]) England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 12 Sep 1613 (Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England)
Death: 1685 (Coxdale, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Elizabeth Platt (1605 – 1688 [83]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 23 Jun 1605 (St James, Suffolk, England)
Death: 27 Oct 1688 (Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Edward Edmund Henchman (1605 – 1668 [63]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1605 (London, London, England)
Death: 27 Aug 1668 (Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Katherine Christian (1580 – 1646 [66]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1580 (Finchley, Middlesex, England)
Death: 1646 (Longfield, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Richard Burton (1580 – 1660 [80]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1580 (London, England)
Death: 10 Nov 1660 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1624 (Virginia)

Mary Sicily Farley (1610 – 1635 [25]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1610 (Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England)
Death: Abt. 1635 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Captain Robert Hutchins (1601 – 1634 [33]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 6 Sep 1601 (Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England)
Death: May 1634 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1626 (Virginia)

Marian Jane (Mary) Newport (1611 – 1646 [35]). England. 11th great-grandparent.
Birth: 14 Apr 1611 (Puddletown, Dorset, England)
Death: 1646 (Turkey Island, Henrico, Virginia Colony, United States)
Colonel William Hatcher 2nd (1614 – 1680 [66]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 14 Jan 1614 (Careby Manor, Lincolnshire, England)
Death: 1 Apr 1680 (Varina Dale Parish, Henrico, Virginia, United States)

Elizabeth Pendlet Thomas (1597 – 1660 [63]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 29 Mar 1597 (Rotherfield, Sussex, England)
Death: 1660 (Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States)
Thomas Farmer (1594 – 1681 [87]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1594 (Easton Neston, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, England)
Death: 12 Apr 1681 (Charles City County, Colony of Virginia)

Anne Rosamond Peck (1619 – 1672 [53]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 16 Nov 1619 (Beccles, Suffolk, England)
Death: 30 June 1672 (Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony)
John Mason (1600 – 1672 [72]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: Apr 1600 (Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England)
Death: 30 Jan 1672 (Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony)

Lydia Buckland (1632 – 1699 [67]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1632 (Weymouth, Dorset, England)
Death: 9 Sep 1699 (Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony)

Martha Doane (1620 – 1688 [68]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1620 (England)
Death: 5 Jan 1688 (Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Joseph Hardy (1620 – 1687 [67]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: Sep 1620 (Bridport, Dorset, England)
Death: 17 Apr 1687 (Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Mary Beall (1627 – 1724 [97]). Scotland. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1627 (Largo, Fife, Scotland)
Death: 1724 (La Plata, Charles County, Province of Maryland)
John Pottinger (1622 – 1710 [88]). Scotland. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1622 (Largo, Fife, Scotland)
Death: 1710 (Prince George’s County, Province of Maryland)
Arrival: 1684 (Maryland)

Mary Hunt (1626 – 1727 [101]). Wales. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1626 (Caernarvonshire, Wales)
Death: 17 Jan 1727 (Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginia)
Owen Edward Griffith (1624 – 1698 [74]). Wales. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 18 Mar 1624 (Llŷn, Caernarvonshire, Wales)
Death: 15 Jul 1698 (Isle of Wight County, Colony of Virginia)

Elizabeth Sarah Cockcroft (1643 – 1685 [42]). Netherlands. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1643 (Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)
Death: 7 Jul 1685 (Lynn Haven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Colony of Virginia)

Rowland Jones (1640 – 1688 [48]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1640 (Swinbrook Barford Kimbell, Buckinghamshire, England)
Death: 23 Apr 1688 (Williamsburg, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1667 (Virginia)

Robert Jones (High Sheriff of Northumberland) Sr. (1633 – 1676 [43]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 30 Jun 1633 (Swinbrooke Manor, Aberford, Yorkshire, England)
Death: 1 Mar 1676 (Fleets Bay Neck, Northumberland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1653 (Virginia)

Mary Beheathland (1608 – 1720 [112]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1608 (St Endellion, Cornwall, England)
Death: 1720 (Warwick River, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1616 (Jamestown, Virginia)
Captain Thomas Bernard (1607 – 1651 [44]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1607 (Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, England)
Death: 10 Nov 1651 (Warwick, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1638 (Virginia)

Thomas Gleason (1607 – 1686). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 23 Aug 1607 (Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England)
Death: 1686 (Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Arrival: 1642 (Massachusetts)

Alice Willoughby (1608 – 1644 [36]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1608 (King’s Stanley, Gloucestershire, England)
Death: 20 Feb 1644 (Sewells Point, Norfolk, Colony of Virginia)
Colonel Henry Sewell (Secretary of the Province of Maryland) (1600 – 1644 [44]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1600 (Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England)
Death: 20 Feb 1644 (Sewells Point, Norfolk, Virginia, United States)
Arrival: 1632 (Virginia)

Alice Ganey (1598 – 1653 [57]). England. 11th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1596 (St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Surrey, England)
Death: 17 Nov 1653 (Norfolk, Lower Norfolk County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1622 (Virginia)
Francis Mason (1584 – 1648 [64]). England. 11th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1 Jan 1584 (London, Greater London, England)
Death: 15 Nov 1648 (Surry County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1624 (Virginia)

Susannah Hinckley (1625 – 1675 [50]) England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 6 Nov 1625 (Tenterden, Kent, England)
Death: 6 Nov 1675 (Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Reverend John Partington Smith (1614 – 1710 [96]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 11 Mar 1614 (Powerstock, Dorset, England)
Death: 2 Oct 1710 (Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Arrival: 1640 (Barnstable, Massachusetts)

Mary Ann Jeffries (1629 – 1697 [68]) England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1629 (Gloucestershire, England)
Death: 8 Dec 1697 (Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Stephen Bailey (1625 – 1697 [72]) England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1625 (Gloucestershire, England)
Death: 8 Dec 1697 (Kinsale, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)

Richard Hildreth (1605 – 1693 [88]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 23 Feb 1605 (Gainford, Durham, England)
Death: 23 Feb 1693 (Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

Rose Whitlock (1624 – 1691 [67]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 6 June 1624 (Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, England)
Death: 30 Nov 1691 (Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Abraham Parker (1612 – 1685 [73]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 6 Feb 1612 (Marlborough, Wiltshire, England)
Death: 12 Aug 1685 (Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Arrival: 1644 (Massachusetts)

Lady Ann (Alice) Hopton (1651 – 1734 [83]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1651 (Canon Frome, Herefordshire, England)
Death: 1734 (Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Province of Pennsylvania)
Sir James Morgan (4th Baronet of Llantarnam) (1643 – 1718 [75]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1643 (Llantarnam Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Death: 30 Apr 1718 (Stowell, Gloucestershire, England)

Alice West (1640 – 1708 [68]). Ireland. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1640 (Ulster, Ireland)
Death: 1708 (New Kent, New Kent County, Colony of Virginia)

Joane Powell (1610 – 1698 [88]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 19 Feb 1610 (Ludlow, Shropshire, England)
Death: June 1698 (Lynch Point, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Robert Philpott (1610 – 1649 [39]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1610 (Folkestone, Kent, England)
Death: 19 DEC 1650 (Northumberland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1640 (Maryland)

Elizabeth Harte (1615 – 1659 [44]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1615 (London, London, England)
Death: 1659 (Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
William Storke (1621 – 1676 [55]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1621 (London, Middlesex, England)
Death: 20 May 1676 (Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1667 (Virginia)

Lettice Wale (1626 – 1665 [39]). England. 10th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1626 (Northumberland, England)
Death: 14 Sep 1665 (Lancaster, Lancaster County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1638
Rowland Lawson (1617 – 1661 [44]). England. 10th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1617 (Brough Hall, Catterick, Yorkshire, England)
Death: 8 May 1661 (Lancaster, Lancaster County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1642 (Virginia)

Stephen Beasley (1672 – 1747 [75]). Wales. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1672 (Wales)
Death: 4 Jan 1747 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania)

Thomas Cheatham (1645 – 1726 [81]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1645 (Deane, Lancashire, England)
Death: 1 Aug 1726 (Henrico, Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1641

Mary Clark (1666 – 1696). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 24 Jan 1666 (Chaddesden, Derbyshire, England)
Death: Bef. 1696 (Henrico County, Colony of Virginia)

Samuel Bonum (1621 – 1692 [71]). Ireland. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1621 (Kinsale, Cork, Ireland)
Death: 1692 (Bonum’s Creek, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)

George Thomas Newton (1644 – 1694 [50]). England. 9th great-grandfather.
Birth: 13 Apr 1644 (Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England)
Death: 15 Jan 1694 (Norfolk, Independent Cities, Colony of Virginia)
Arrival: 1670 (Norfolk, Virginia)

Elizabeth Palethorpe (1605 – 1692 [87]). England. 9th great-grandmother.
Birth: 20 Jul 1605 (Nottinghamshire, England)
Death: Oct 1692 (Colony of Virginia)

Angell Chastain (1692 – 1735 [43]). France. 8th great-grandmother.
Birth: 1692 (Soubise, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
Death: 20 May 1735 (Manakin Town, Goochland County, Colony of Virginia)
John (Jean) Pankey (Panetier) (1660 – 1717 [57]). France. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 12 Nov 1685 (Soubise, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
Death: Jul 1717 (Manakin Town, Goochland County, Colony of Virginia)

Andrew Hampton (1698 – 1805 [107]). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 3 Jun 1698 (England)
Death: 8 Oct 1805 (Gilbert Town, Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States)

William Griffith (1686 – 1780 [94]). Wales. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 1686 (Llandegai, Caernarvonshire, Wales)
Death: 15 Aug 1780 (Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States)

Colonel George Washington Eskridge (1660 – 1735 [75]). England. 8th great-grandfather.
Birth: 30 Sep 1660 (Wales, Lancashire, England)
Death: 25 Nov 1735 (Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia)

Four Months Later

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Has it really been four months?

All of my previous efforts have come to naught.

I’ve been seeking refuge in my family, all the way back to the 1600s, when my people first began arriving in America. In total, about 150 colonists in my family tree. Most of them from England, most of them arriving in the Virginia Colony.

Thomas Mallon has said something like, “A guilty conscience is catnip to a novelist.”

Stay tuned.