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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Gene Pool in 1635 Virginia


10 generations back from me, through my great grandmother on the Stewart side, Edna Iva Mahannah, we see 4 married couples all coming from England to the Virginia Colony (Jamestown area) and starting new lives as some of the first "Americans". At the same time we also had relatives going to The Massachusettes Bay Colony. Here are the 8 souls that made the voyage to Virginia:

Thomas Wilkerson 1612 - 1698
Elizabeth Lydall 1613 - 1687
Joseph Royall 1600 - 1655
Katherine Banks 1627 - 1686
Thomas Elam 1598 - 1687
Mary Shirecliff 1616 - 1695
Thomas Perrin 1610 - 1689
Elizabeth Chalford 1614 - 1657

The Virginia Colony

The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony, the Province of Virginia, and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia) was the English colony in North America that existed briefly during the 16th century, and then continuously from 1607 until the American Revolution (as a British colony after 1707). The name Virginia was first applied by Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I in 1584. After the English Civil War in the mid 17th century, the Virginia Colony was nicknamed "The Old Dominion" by King Charles II for its perceived loyalty to the English monarchy during the era of the Commonwealth of England.

After independence from Great Britain in 1783 (Treaty of Paris), a southeastern portion of the original Virginia Colony became the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the original thirteen states of the United States, adopting as its official slogan "The Old Dominion". After the United States was formed, the entire states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, and portions of Ohio were all later created from the territory encompassed earlier by the Colony of Virginia


Other events of 1635

The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 was a severe hurricane that hit the Virginia Colony at Jamestown and the Massachusetts Bay Colony during August 1635.

John West (governor) (1590–1659), colonial Governor of Virginia from 1635 to 1637Joseph West (Governor)

Thomas Graves, (ca 1580 - 1635) gentleman, arrived in Virginia in October of 1608 on the ship "Mary and Margaret" with Captain Christopher Newport's second supply. He paid 25 pounds for two shares in the London Company of Virginia and thereby was entitled to 200 acres (0.81 km2). Thomas Graves was one of the original Adventurers (stockholders) of the Virginia Company of London, and one of the very early Planters (settlers) who founded Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Peregrine Bland (c. 1596 – June 11, 1647[1]) was an early settler of the Virginia Colony and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

Bland was born in England and entered Emmanuel College on February 26, 1613 In about 1635 he was transported to Virginia. He was elected a Burgess to represent Charles River county for 1639 to 1640 term

2 comments:

  1. My Great Great Great Grandfather's name is Silas Mahannah. Looking for information on the Mahannahs in the 1600 and 1700s. Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Harold

    haroldmahannah@hotmail.com

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  2. My Great Great Great Grandfather's name is Silas Mahannah. Looking for information on the Mahannahs in the 1600 and 1700s. Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Harold

    haroldmahannah@hotmail.com

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