William Tucker (1589 - 1644) MP

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Birthplace: Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Elizabeth City, Virginia
Occupation: M:JAMESTOWN 1621
Managed by: Ivan Kowski
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About William Tucker

Capt William Tucker was NOT the son of William and Honor (Erisye)Tucker of Exeter Devon despite what has been frequently published on the Web and in other places. There are many sources that establish beyond doubt that Capt. William Tucker was the son of John Tucker and Alice Pelham, including the records of The Virginia Company of London. However, you might like to know that the son of William Tucker and Honor Erisye was far more famous and documented than was Capt. William Tucker of Virginia. Their son, William, was born in 1554 and died in 1620, He was a clergyman and served as Chaplin to Queen Elizabeth and later (1605) was named Dean of Litchfield Cathederal.

Some good history http://books.google.com/books?id=jC9fDj72fxAC&pg=PA1&dq=captain+william+tucker&ei=5lhuS_mLKKjqzASB3uTlCw&cd=4#v=onepage&q=captain%20william%20tucker&f=false

Capt. William Tucker, b. Jan 7, 1589 Cornwall England d. 1642, Devonshire -married ~1621 to Mary Elizabeth Thompson, b.1599

-Virginia land patents and grants 1623-1666 indicate William bought approximately 50 acres near Elizabeth City, VA Sept 20, 1624 Member of the Virginia House of Burgess. Captain of the “Mary and James” Brought indentured servants Antonie and Isabell to Jamestown. They have a son and name him after the Captain “William Tucker” The child is baptized. It is believed that the child and Captain Tucker are both berried in the same cemetery “Tucker Cemetery” near Hampton Virginia. Living descendent is Thelma Williams. Many articles written a prove this. There were also bad things done by him. 1622 March 22: The Powhatan Indian Attack kills 347 colonists, setting off a war that lasted a decade. December 20: The Abigail arrives with no food and an infectious load of passengers (?); plague and starvation reduce the colony to 500 persons; the colonists hold out hope for the arrival of the Seaflower. 1623 May: Captain William Tucker concludes peace negotiations with a Powhatan village by proposing a toast with a drink laced with poison prepared by Dr. John Potts; 200 Powhatans die nstantly and another 50 are slaughtered.

The Will of Capt. Tucker; Will of William Tucker, Member of the House of Burgesses from Elizabeth City County, 1619-1625.

William Tucker of the City of London (endorsed St. Dunstans in the East) Esq. now bound for the Kingdom of Ireland. October 12, 1642. Proved February 17, 1743/44. To wife Frances. Remainder of my estate in these parts to my three children, viz., soone William; sonne Thomas and daughter Mary Tucker. If daughter deceased before she is twenty-one or married reversion to my sonnes William and Thomas Tucker. If all of my children die to the children of brother Thomas Tucker then living. If wife die before my return from Ireland, then

whole estate to my three children. Overseers: brother Edmund Smythe, Esq.; brother Maurice Thompson, Merchant; brother Elias Roberts, Merchant and cousin Mr. Thomas Dwaney, Citizen and Merchant of London. For my land in Virginia, I bequeath unto my son William Tucker to enjoy to him and his heirs forever, which is for my adventure of Fiftie pounds as per letters of Adventure

may appear. I have transported divers servants thither which for every servant I am to have fifty acres of land, for my first dividend, which will amount unto 3000 acres, 3000 acres for the second dividend and 3000 acres for the third, which land may prove beneficial in time to my heire.

The record books in Virginia will produce the number of men I have tansported thirther. Witnesses were John Bodington, and Letitia Atkinson. Seal, a griffin sejent. Proved by oath of the relict. Virginia Historical agazine, Volume 22, page 267.

-children William Tucker Jr., b. 1618

                           Thomas Tucker, b. 1614/20
                           Elizabeth Tucker, b. 1624, Virginia
                           Mary Tucker, b. 1626

-------------------- The first black american born into indentured servitude is owned by Captain William Tucker. Capt. Tucker is born in England and is the son of John Tucker Sr.and Alice Pelharm. Member of the VIRGINIA HOUSE of BURGESS. First arriived in Jamestowne with his wife mary Thompson around 1620. Captain of the ship "MARY and JAMES" Brought indentured servants Antonie and Isabell with him. They have a son and name him William Tucker after the Captain William Tucker Small William is the FIRST NON-SLAVE but indentured servant born in the NEW WORLD later to become the United States..

On March 22 1622 The Powhatan Indian Attack kills 347 colonists, in and around the Jamestowne settlement setting off a war that lasted a decade. By 1623 May 20 in retalliation, the Jamestowne residents have Captain William Tucker conclude a peace negotiation with a Powhatan Indian village by proposing a toast with a drink laced with poison prepared by Jamestowne resident Dr. John Potts; 200 Powhatans die instantly and another 50 are slaughtered. The Indian threat is over.

Captain Tucker was elected to the House of Burgesses at its first meeting on July 30, 1619.

Possible decendents living in Virginia, New York and North Carolina.

-------------------- Copy/pasting from Capt. Tucker's page here: http://www.geni.com/people/Captain-William-Tucker-of-Virginia/6000000003853772881

Capt William Tucker was NOT the son of William and Honor (Erisye)Tucker of Exeter Devon despite what has been frequently published on the Web and in other places. There are many sources that establish beyond doubt that Capt. William Tucker was the son of John Tucker and Alice Pelham, including the records of The Virginia Company of London. However, you might like to know that the son of William Tucker and Honor Erisye was far more famous and documented than was Capt. William Tucker of Virginia. Their son, William, was born in 1554 and died in 1620, He was a clergyman and served as Chaplin to Queen Elizabeth and later (1605) was named Dean of Litchfield Cathederal.

Some good history http://books.google.com/books?id=jC9fDj72fxAC&pg=PA1&dq=captain+william+tucker&ei=5lhuS_mLKKjqzASB3uTlCw&cd=4#v=onepage&q=captain%20william%20tucker&f=false

Capt. William Tucker, b. Jan 7, 1589 Cornwall England d. 1642, Devonshire -married ~1621 to Mary Elizabeth Thompson, b.1599

-Virginia land patents and grants 1623-1666 indicate William bought approximately 50 acres near Elizabeth City, VA Sept 20, 1624 Member of the Virginia House of Burgess. Captain of the “Mary and James” Brought indentured servants Antonie and Isabell to Jamestown. They have a son and name him after the Captain “William Tucker” The child is baptized. It is believed that the child and Captain Tucker are both berried in the same cemetery “Tucker Cemetery” near Hampton Virginia. Living descendent is Thelma Williams. Many articles written a prove this. There were also bad things done by him. 1622 March 22: The Powhatan Indian Attack kills 347 colonists, setting off a war that lasted a decade. December 20: The Abigail arrives with no food and an infectious load of passengers (?); plague and starvation reduce the colony to 500 persons; the colonists hold out hope for the arrival of the Seaflower. 1623 May: Captain William Tucker concludes peace negotiations with a Powhatan village by proposing a toast with a drink laced with poison prepared by Dr. John Potts; 200 Powhatans die nstantly and another 50 are slaughtered.

The Will of Capt. Tucker; Will of William Tucker, Member of the House of Burgesses from Elizabeth City County, 1619-1625.

William Tucker of the City of London (endorsed St. Dunstans in the East) Esq. now bound for the Kingdom of Ireland. October 12, 1642. Proved February 17, 1743/44. To wife Frances. Remainder of my estate in these parts to my three children, viz., soone William; sonne Thomas and daughter Mary Tucker. If daughter deceased before she is twenty-one or married reversion to my sonnes William and Thomas Tucker. If all of my children die to the children of brother Thomas Tucker then living. If wife die before my return from Ireland, then

whole estate to my three children. Overseers: brother Edmund Smythe, Esq.; brother Maurice Thompson, Merchant; brother Elias Roberts, Merchant and cousin Mr. Thomas Dwaney, Citizen and Merchant of London. For my land in Virginia, I bequeath unto my son William Tucker to enjoy to him and his heirs forever, which is for my adventure of Fiftie pounds as per letters of Adventure

may appear. I have transported divers servants thither which for every servant I am to have fifty acres of land, for my first dividend, which will amount unto 3000 acres, 3000 acres for the second dividend and 3000 acres for the third, which land may prove beneficial in time to my heire.

The record books in Virginia will produce the number of men I have tansported thirther. Witnesses were John Bodington, and Letitia Atkinson. Seal, a griffin sejent. Proved by oath of the relict. Virginia Historical agazine, Volume 22, page 267.

-children William Tucker Jr., b. 1618

Thomas Tucker, b. 1614/20 Elizabeth Tucker, b. 1624, Virginia Mary Tucker, b. 1626 -------------------- The first black american born into indentured servitude is owned by Captain William Tucker. Capt. Tucker is born in England and is the son of John Tucker Sr.and Alice Pelharm. Member of the VIRGINIA HOUSE of BURGESS. First arriived in Jamestowne with his wife mary Thompson around 1620. Captain of the ship "MARY and JAMES" Brought indentured servants Antonie and Isabell with him. They have a son and name him William Tucker after the Captain William Tucker Small William is the FIRST NON-SLAVE but indentured servant born in the NEW WORLD later to become the United States..

On March 22 1622 The Powhatan Indian Attack kills 347 colonists, in and around the Jamestowne settlement setting off a war that lasted a decade. By 1623 May 20 in retalliation, the Jamestowne residents have Captain William Tucker conclude a peace negotiation with a Powhatan Indian village by proposing a toast with a drink laced with poison prepared by Jamestowne resident Dr. John Potts; 200 Powhatans die instantly and another 50 are slaughtered. The Indian threat is over.

Captain Tucker was elected to the House of Burgesses at its first meeting on July 30, 1619.

Possible decendents living in Virginia, New York and North Carolina.

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Capt. William Tucker, of Kicoughtan, Virginia's Timeline

1589
January 7, 1589
Cornwall, England
1595
1595
Age 5
East Grimstead,,Wiltshire,England
1614
1614
Age 24
England
1618
1618
Age 28
(Present Elizabeth City County), Virginia Colony
1619
1619
Age 29
Virginia, United States
1622
1622
Age 32
Elizabeth City Co. VA
1624
April 2, 1624
Age 35
Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA
1624
Age 34
Elizabeth City County, VA
1625
1625
Age 35
Surry, VA, USA
1628
1628
Age 38
Virginia, USA