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George Reade, Esq.

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Birthplace: Linkenholt Manor, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Yorktown, York , Virginia
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Son of Robert Reade, Esq.; Robert Reade and Mildred Reade
Husband of Elizabeth Reade and Elizabeth Jane Reade
Father of Francis Reade; John Reade; George Reade, Jr.; Mildred Reade; Robert John Reade and 7 others
Brother of Francis Reade and Colonel John Reade

Occupation: Acting Governor of Virginia
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About George Reade, Esq.

George Reade

  • Birth: Oct. 25, 1608 Hampshire, England
  • Death: Oct., 1674 Yorktown York County Virginia, USA

Born in Linkenholt, England to Robert & Mildred (Windebank) Reade. He married Elizabeth Martiau in 1641 in York Co., Virginia. George was the Secretary of the Colony and Acting Governor of Virginia (1638-39); member of the Council of Virginia; member of the House of Burgesses from James City Co.,VA in 1649 and frequently thereafer. He became a member of the Governor's Council on 13 Mar 1657-58, which office he held until his death in 1671. Father of Mildred (Warner).

Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607 - 1624/5 and Their Families" published by the Order of First Families of Virginia, indicates in a footnote (pp. 419-420) the discrepancy between the dates inscribed on his Grace Church tablets and the filing of the wills for George Read and his wife Elizabeth as follows: "His and his wife's gravestones were discovered during street excavations in Yorktown in 1931. The inscriptions on both were recut with errors. George Reade's stone now states he died Oct. 1674, "he being in the 66th yr of his age." Since the date should be 1671 (per his will), either the age shown, or his year of birth, is in error as well....The gravestone of Elizabeth (Martiau) Read now states she was born in 1625 and died in 1696, "being in ye 71st yeare of her age." Since the year of death should be 1686 (per her will), again the age or year of birth is in error. Since Nicholas Martiau claimed...his daughter Elizabeth as headrights...it would appear Elizabeth was born prior to his arrival in Virginia in 1620...and that Elizabeth's birth occurred in 1615 rather than 1625."


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Parents:
 Robert Reade (1551 - 1627)
 Mildred Windebank Reade (1584 - ____)

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Martiau Reade (1625 - 1696)

Children:
 Mildred Reade Warner (1643 - 1686)*
 Francis Reade (1645 - 1694)*
 Margaret Reid Nelson (1654 - 1710)*
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Burial: Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown York County Virginia, USA


Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining Record added: Aug 22, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11591850

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George was born on October 25th, 1608 in Linkenholt, Hampshire, England. George's father was Sir Robert Reade and his mother was Mildred Windebank. His paternal grandparents were Andrew Reade and Alice Cooke; his maternal grandparents were Sir Thomas Windebank and Frances Dymoke. He was an only child. He died at the age of 66 in 1674 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Having recently received nine shillings by the terms of his mother's will, George Reade came to Virginia from England in 1637 as a member Sir John Harvey's party. Harvey was returning to Virginia to assume the office of governor of the colony. Reade was appointed secretary of state, pro tem of the colony in 1640 and served as acting governor in the absence of Governor Harvey. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and a member of the Colonial Council until his death. His will was filed November 21, 1671. He married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Nicolas Martiau ("father of Yorktown"). The son of Robert Reade of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, Geo R was one of about 100 colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known —here we go again— to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet king (the other thousands had it also but were unaware).

He was a member of the Colonial Council, secretary of the colony, and served as an acting governor.

George Reade's immediate relatives occupied prominent positions in the English government of the day. In addition to the services of his grandfather, already mentioned, we may note those of his uncle and older brother; for at the time of George Reade's emigration to Virginia his older brother Robert Reade was secretary to their uncle Sir Frances Windebank, Colonial Secretary of State in London. George Reade's parents were married on July 31, 1600; and he was born in 1608, the youngest of his father's children. In 1637 he came to Virginia, accompanying Governor Harvey on the latter's return to the colony. George Reade appears to have been attached to Harvey's service in a secretarial capacity, and his letters to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia. The same letters show that he received the kindest treatment from the Secretary of State of the colony, Richard Kemp; and he shortly became acting Secretary during Kemp's absence in England. It is plain that Harvey and Kemp were very anxious to please and honor this young man with relatives so prominently placed in the office of the Colonial Secretary in London—particularly as Harvey's own standing in Virginia was so dubiously established.

Within the three or four years immediately following George Reade's arrival in Virginia, opposition to Harvey's government again made it imperative for the Governor to sail for England; and this second time he was not again to return to Virginia, as he formerly had. Kemp also made at least one trip to London during this period, and was absent there at the time of Harvey's departure. During Kemp's absence at various times between 1637 and 1641 George Reade acted as Secretary of the Virginia colony; and, as such, he is believed to have been acting Governor during Harvey's absence also. The supposed dates of this acting governorship are 1638 and 1639, though there is no actual record of Reade's filling the office; Harvey ceased to be Governor in the latter year, in November of which Sir Francis Wyatt was appointed in his place, and it is entirely possible that Reade acted as governor during the interregnum. There is no doubt of his acting as Secretary, for the proceedings of a General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) held at James City on February 4, 1640 (which may, of course, mean 1641), are signed by "George Reade, Present Secretary" [Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 40, p. 240] ; and on August 27, 1640 a letter from the King to the Governor and Council [ibid Vol. 17, p. 15] commands them to "admit George Reade to the place of Secretary in the absence of Richard Kemp who has lately arrived in England; with power to enjoy all fees and perquisites belonging to the office". Kemp remained in England for a period of two years and returned to Virginia in 1642 with the new Governor, Sir William Berkeley, resuming his old post [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 10, p. 171].

In 1641 George Reade was married to Elizabeth Martiau, oldest daughter of Capt. Nicolas and Jane Martiau. The Reades settled first in a plantation home on the site of Williamsburg, and it was there that their daughter Mildred was born; but in later years they lived largely in York and Gloucester Counties (Gloucester was carved from York about 1651). However, George Reade acquired considerable land in other parts of Virginia. His earliest grant of record was for 2,000 acres at "Pyankatank"; but our only record of this grant comes from an order of the General Assembly in 1667, when it was decreed [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1659/60-1693, p. 51] that "after the Voluntary departure of the Chiskiack Indians (from) a Parcel of land of 2,000 Acres formerly granted by patent to Colo. George Read in Anno Dom. 1648 Lying at Pyankatank, That the said Colo. Read have a Continuance and priority of Right to the same Land according to the Original patent for the same and the immediate possession thereof". Later grants to him include one of 600 acres in Lancaster County [County Deed Book No. 2, p. 344] in 1651, one for 500 acres in Northumberland County [Deed Book No. 2, p. 19] in 1653, and another for 2,000 acres in Westmoreland County [Deed Book No. 4, p. 371] in 1657. These last three grants also fix for us the dates of George Reade's progressive promotion in the Virginia militia; for in them he is respectively referred to as Captain, Major and Colonel.

As was so generally the case in early Virginia, this increase in rank in the colonial militia was also an index to the increasing political importance of the individual; for George Reade did not long remain out of politics after his retirement in 1642 as the Secretary of the Colony. He was a Burgess for James City County in the General Assembly which met October 10, 1649 [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9] ; and he represented York County in the General Assembly of 1655/56-1656 [ibid p. xxii; Hening, Vol. 1, p. 421]. The latter Assembly met in three sessions between March 1654/5 and December 1, 1656; and at the first session "Leift. Collo. Reade" was one of those appointed to the Committee for Private Causes [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9, p. 95]. It was customary for the General Assembly to repeal and reenact (sometimes in altered form) the Acts of previous Assemblies from time to time; and at the third session of this same Assembly, begun Dec. 1, 1656, "Coll. Geo. Reade" was one of four members appointed to a Committee "for Review of the Acts" of previous Assemblies [ibid pp. 99-100].

Col. George Reade was appointed a member of the Council of Virginia, thus receiving that promotion which came only to the most prominent Virginians of the colonial period; this appointment was usually made only after the new Councillor had gained considerable experience in the House of Burgesses, and in practise was limited to the more wealthy and influential citizens of the colony. Appointments were for life, though in rare cases a Councillor was removed for cause. George Reade's name appears in the list of the "Governor and Council of Virginia" submitted to the Grand Assembly of March, 1657/8 [ibid p. 129] and he was one of the twelve Councillors who joined with the Governor in the order dissolving the Assembly on the first of the following month [ibid p. 109]—April 1, 1658. An Act of the Assembly on April 3rd names "Coll. George Reade" as one of the Councillors appointed by the Governor and approved by the Burgesses [ibid p. 113] ; from this Act it might appear that the appointment of Councillors was not subject to approval in London during the Cromwellian era, as such appointment was at all other colonial periods; but as seen in the case of Col. Francis Eppes [see Chap. 33, Eppes Family], appointed a Councillor in 1652, such appointments were previously approved by the home government, and it is to be presumed that that of Col. George Reade also received this sanction. As a matter of fact, no Assembly was held between that which met from March 1654/5 to 1656 (in which George Reade was originally a Burgess) and the Assembly to which his name was submitted as one of the list of Councillors. It is probable that he was actually a Councillor even before the meeting of this latter Assembly, for on August 25, 1656 he was a member of the General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) sitting for York County [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 12, p. 175] ; and he was probably appointed to the Council shortly before this date of August 25, 1656, notwithstanding his sitting as a Burgess on December 1st of that year.

Having attained the highest political office to which a Virginian of prominence could aspire—for the governorship was always filled by an appointee from England—Col. George Reade was to hold the office of Councillor for eighteen years before his death in 1674. During the latter part of their lives he and his wife resided at Yorktown, probably on land which had been inherited by Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade from her father Nicolas Martiau. No records of their life in Yorktown at this period are available, but we can be sure that they filled a very important place in the political and social life of Yorktown and the vicinity as well as that of the Virginia colony in general. It was at Yorktown that Col. George Reade died, leaving his widow and several children; Elizabeth (Martian) Reade survived her husband by several years, dying in 1686, and her will was proved in York County Court on January 24, 1686/7.

Children of Colonel George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau

   * Mildred Reade d. c 1694
   * George Reade d. b 1685
   * Robert Reade
   * Thomas Reade
   * Francis Reade d. c 1694
   * Benjamin Reade
   * Elizabeth Reade

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George Reade, a native of London, came to Virginia 1637 in Sir John Harvey's party. Harvey was returning to Virginia to assume the office of Governor of the Colony. Reade was appointed Secretary of State, pro tem of the colony in 1640 and served as Acting Governor in the absence of Governor Harvey. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and a member of the Colonial Council until his death. His will, no longer extant, is documented in a York County 18th century land transaction.

York Co, VA Deeds & Bonds Book 5 pp 3 - 6

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of May in the fortieth year of the Reign of our Sovernge Lord George the Second King of Great Britain and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & forty one between James Mitchell of the Town & County of York and Janet his wife of the one part and Richard Ambler of the same Town & county aforesaid . Whereas George Reade late of the sd county of York Esq decd being siezed in fee of a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the said County of York containing by Estimation Eight hundred & fifty acres did by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the twenty ninth day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand six hundred & Seventy devise the same by the name of all that Tract of Land wherein he lived to his wife during life and after her decease to be equally divided between his sons, George & Robert and the heirs of their bodies but and fault of such heirs in either or both of them or in case either or both of them should dye during their minority then he gave and devises his and their parts of the land aforesaid to his sons Francis and Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies with other remainders over as by the said Will duly proved in the General Court of this Colony being thereunto had may more at large appear and whereas the said George Reade one of the sons of the Testator dyed many years ago without issue and after his death the said Francis & Benjamin Reade intend into one ninety or half part of this premises to as afore devised and afterwards the said Robert Reade, Francis Reade & Benjamin Reade by Deed bearing date the twelfth day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand and six hundred & eighty eight made partition of the premises aforesaid .........

George Reade married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Nicolas Martiau (Father of Yorktown). Their daughter Mildred, wife of Col. Augustine Warner, was the g-grandmother of George Washington.

George Read, the son of Robert Read of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, was one of the about one hundred colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet King of England.

The illustrious ancestry of George Reade is documented nicely in Colonial Records during the period of 18 January 1638/9 - 11 December 1641. The file includes letters from the Colonial Governor, Secretary of State and George Reade to Sir Francis Windebank and/or Windebank's personal secretary Robert Reade (George Reade's brother.) The correspondence file is quite interesting, alluding to the politics behind George Reade's appointment as Secretary of State during Richard Kemp's sojourn in England. It also includes personal requests from George Reade to his brother for servants and money. Earlier correspondence puts a personal face on George Reade's life. "Sir John Harvey to Robert Reade, 17 Nov. 1637. Hopes to employ Reade's brother against the Indians. He is well and stays at the writer's house." "George Reade to Robert Reade, his brother, 26 Febr. 1637/8. Does not think much of Mr. Hawley. Thanks to the support of the Governor and Mr. Kemp, the writer has survived. Mr. Menephe has brought many servants. Mr. Hawley has promised the writer that the next lot of servants coming to Virginia would be for him but he does not believe it as Hawley is in Maryland."

"Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607 - 1624/5 and Their Families" published by the Order of First Families of Virginia, indicates in a footnote (pp. 419-420) the discrepancy between the dates inscribed on his Grace Church tablets and the filing of the wills for George Read and his wife Elizabeth as follows: "His and his wife's gravestones were discovered during street excavations in Yorktown in 1931. The inscriptions on both were recut with errors. George Reade's stone now states he died Oct. 1674, "he being in the 66th yr of his age." Since the date should be 1671 (per his will), either the age shown, or his year of birth, is in error as well....The gravestone of Elizabeth (Martiau) Read now states she was born in 1625 and died in 1696, "being in ye 71st yeare of her age." Since the year of death should be 1686 (per her will), again the age or year of birth is in error. Since Nicholas Martiau claimed...his daughter Elizabeth as headrights...it would appear Elizabeth was born prior to his arrival in Virginia in 1620...and that Elizabeth's birth occurred in 1615 rather than 1625."

The graves of George Reade and his wife Elizabeth were discovered while excavating on Buckner Street in Yorktown. In 1931, descendant Letitia Pate Evans had the tablets restored and moved to the church yard of Grace Episcopal Church. The Reade tablets sit adjacent to the plots of Gov. Thomas Nelson (Declaration of Independence signer), his father, and grandfather (who married a George Reade descendant.)

Descendants of Col. George Reade

Generation No. 1

1. Col. George1 Reade, Col. (RobertA, AndrewB) was born Bet. 1605 - 1608 in Linkenholt, Hampshire, England1,2, and died Bef. 21 Nov 1671 in York Co, VA3,4. He married Elizabeth Martiau Abt. 16415, daughter of Nicolas Martiau. She died Bef. 24 Jan 1686/87 in York Co, VA7,8.

Children of George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau are:

+ 2 i. Elizabeth2 Reade, died 18 Nov 1717 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA.

+ 3 ii. Mildred Reade, died 1694.

4 iii. George Reade.

+ 5 iv. Robert Reade, died Bef. 16 Mar 1722/23 in York Co, VA.

+ 6 v. Thomas Reade.

+ 7 vi. Francis Reade, died Abt. 1694.

8 vii. Benjamin Reade. He married Mary (Gwynn?).


Generation No. 2

2. Elizabeth2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died 18 Nov 1717 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA9,10. She married Captain Thomas Chisman, son of Edmund Chisman and Mary. He was born Abt. 1651 in Virginia11, and died Bef. 18 Jul 1715 in York Co, VA11.

Children of Elizabeth Reade and Thomas Chisman are:

9 i. Thomas3 Chisman, Capt., died 11 Dec 1722 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA12,13,14. He married Anne15.

10 ii. Mary Chisman, died 22 Jan 1719/20 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA16. She married Edward Athey.

11 iii. Mildred Chisman, born 19 Feb 1675/76 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA17,18,19. She married Lawrence Smith, Col; died 27 Feb 1738/39 in York Co, VA20,21.

12 iv. Elizabeth Chisman, born 08 Nov 1681 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA22,23. She married Unknown Lucas24.

13 v. Col. John Chisman, born 04 Mar 1682/83 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA25,26; died 19 Sep 1728 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA26,27. He married Ellinor Hayward28 22 Dec 1708 in York Co, VA29,30; born 25 Jul 1690 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA31,32; died 08 Feb 1767 in York Co, VA33.

14 vi. Jane Chisman, born 21 Mar 1686/87 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA34,35,36.

15 vii. George Chisman, born 05 Jan 1688/89 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA37,38,39; died 06 Oct 1710 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA39,40.

16 viii. Sarah Chisman, born 02 May 1690 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA41,42,43.

17 ix. Anne Chisman, born 20 Dec 1692 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA44,45,46.


3. Mildred2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died 1694. She married Col. Augustine Warner, son of Augustine Warner and Mary Towneley. He was born 03 Jun 164247, and died 19 Jun 168147.

Children of Mildred Reade and Augustine Warner are:

18 i. George3 Warner.

19 ii. Robert Warner.

20 iii. Mildred Warner, died 1701 in Whitehaven, England48,49. She married (1) Laurence Washington. She married (2) George Gayle.

21 iv. Elizabeth Warner. She married John Lewis.

22 v. Mary Warner.

23 vi. Isabella Warner, born 24 Nov 1672 in Chesake, Virginia50; died 06 Feb 1719/2050. She married John Lewis, Major; born 30 Nov 166950; died 14 Nov 172550.


5. Robert2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died Bef. 16 Mar 1722/23 in York Co, VA51,52. He married Mary Lilly53, daughter of John Lilly. She died Bef. 20 Nov 172254.

Children of Robert Reade and Mary Lilly are:

24 i. John3 Reade.

25 ii. Margaret Reade. She married Thomas Nelson; born 20 Feb 1677/7855; died 07 Oct 174555.

26 iii. Robert Reade.

27 iv. Thomas Reade, died 171956.

28 v. George Reade.

29 vi. Samuel Reade, died 20 Nov 175857. He married Mary Schlater.

30 vii. Mildred Reade. She married (1) James Goodwin Bef. 1719; died 16 Nov 1719 in York Co, VA57,58. She married (2) Lawrence Smith, Col Bef. 172059; died 27 Feb 1738/39 in York Co, VA60,61.

31 viii. Francis Reade.


6. Thomas2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) He married Lucy Gwynn, daughter of Edmund Gwynn and Lucy Bernard.

Children of Thomas Reade and Lucy Gwynn are:

32 i. Thomas3 Reade, died 17 Apr 173962. He married Ann Booth; born 170662; died 09 Jan 177562.

33 ii. John Reade, Rev., born 169962; died Bef. 13 Mar 1743/4463,64. He married Frances Yates 02 Feb 1737/3865.

34 iii. Lucy Reade, died 22 Nov 173165. She married John Dixon.

35 iv. Mary Reade. She married Mordecai Throckmorton, Capt.; died Bef. 09 Nov 176765.

36 v. Mildred Reade. She married Philip Rootes, Maj..

37 vi. Joyce Reade, born 08 Mar 1701/0265; died 08 Aug 1771 in Caroline Co, VA65. She married Christopher Tompkins; born 17 Oct 1705 in Gloucester Co, VA65; died 16 Mar 1779 in Caroline Co, VA65.


7. Francis2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died Abt. 169466. He married (1) Jane Chisman, daughter of Edmund Chisman and Mary. He married (2) Anne Bef. 169366.

Children of Francis Reade and Jane Chisman are:

38 i. Mary3 Reade. She married Edward Davis67.

39 ii. Elizabeth Reade. She married Paul Watlington Bef. 170768.

Children of Francis Reade and Anne are:

40 i. George3 Reade.

41 ii. Anne Reade.

42 iii. Benjamin Reade. He married Lucy Bef. 1692

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George was born on October 25th, 1608 in Linkenholt, Hampshire, England. George's father was Sir Robert Reade and his mother was Mildred Windebank. His paternal grandparents were Andrew Reade and Alice Cooke; his maternal grandparents were Sir Thomas Windebank and Frances Dymoke. He had four brothers and a sister, named Thomas, Robert, Francis, William and Alice. He had a half-brother and a half-sister, named Andrew and Mary. He died at the age of 66 in 1674 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

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           Having recently received nine shillings by the terms of his mother's will, George Reade came to Virginia from England in 1637 as a member Sir John Harvey's party. Harvey was returning to Virginia to assume the office of governor of the colony. Reade was appointed secretary of state, pro tem of the colony in 1640 and served as acting governor in the absence of Governor Harvey. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and a member of the Colonial Council until his death. His will was filed November 21, 1671. He married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Nicolas Martiau ("father of Yorktown"). The son of Robert Reade of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, Geo R was one of about 100 colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known —here we go again— to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet king (the other thousands had it also but were unaware). He was a member of the Colonial Council, secretary of the colony, and served as an acting governor.
           George Reade's immediate relatives occupied prominent positions in the English government of the day. In addition to the services of his grandfather, already mentioned, we may note those of his uncle and older brother; for at the time of George Reade's emigration to Virginia his older brother Robert Reade was secretary to their uncle Sir Frances Windebank, Colonial Secretary of State in London. George Reade's parents were married on July 31, 1600; and he was born in 1608, the youngest of his father's children. In 1637 he came to Virginia, accompanying Governor Harvey on the latter's return to the colony. George Reade appears to have been attached to Harvey's service in a secretarial capacity, and his letters to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia. The same letters show that he received the kindest treatment from the Secretary of State of the colony, Richard Kemp; and he shortly became acting Secretary during Kemp's absence in England. It is plain that Harvey and Kemp were very anxious to please and honor this young man with relatives so prominently placed in the office of the Colonial Secretary in London—particularly as Harvey's own standing in Virginia was so dubiously established.
           Within the three or four years immediately following George Reade's arrival in Virginia, opposition to Harvey's government again made it imperative for the Governor to sail for England; and this second time he was not again to return to Virginia, as he formerly had. Kemp also made at least one trip to London during this period, and was absent there at the time of Harvey's departure. During Kemp's absence at various times between 1637 and 1641 George Reade acted as Secretary of the Virginia colony; and, as such, he is believed to have been acting Governor during Harvey's absence also. The supposed dates of this acting governorship are 1638 and 1639, though there is no actual record of Reade's filling the office; Harvey ceased to be Governor in the latter year, in November of which Sir Francis Wyatt was appointed in his place, and it is entirely possible that Reade acted as governor during the interregnum. There is no doubt of his acting as Secretary, for the proceedings of a General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) held at James City on February 4, 1640 (which may, of course, mean 1641), are signed by "George Reade, Present Secretary" [Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 40, p. 240] ; and on August 27, 1640 a letter from the King to the Governor and Council [ibid Vol. 17, p. 15] commands them to "admit George Reade to the place of Secretary in the absence of Richard Kemp who has lately arrived in England; with power to enjoy all fees and perquisites belonging to the office". Kemp remained in England for a period of two years and returned to Virginia in 1642 with the new Governor, Sir William Berkeley, resuming his old post [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 10, p. 171].
           In 1641 George Reade was married to Elizabeth Martiau, oldest daughter of Capt. Nicolas and Jane Martiau. The Reades settled first in a plantation home on the site of Williamsburg, and it was there that their daughter Mildred was born; but in later years they lived largely in York and Gloucester Counties (Gloucester was carved from York about 1651). However, George Reade acquired considerable land in other parts of Virginia. His earliest grant of record was for 2,000 acres at "Pyankatank"; but our only record of this grant comes from an order of the General Assembly in 1667, when it was decreed [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1659/60-1693, p. 51] that "after the Voluntary departure of the Chiskiack Indians (from) a Parcel of land of 2,000 Acres formerly granted by patent to Colo. George Read in Anno Dom. 1648 Lying at Pyankatank, That the said Colo. Read have a Continuance and priority of Right to the same Land according to the Original patent for the same and the immediate possession thereof". Later grants to him include one of 600 acres in Lancaster County [County Deed Book No. 2, p. 344] in 1651, one for 500 acres in Northumberland County [Deed Book No. 2, p. 19] in 1653, and another for 2,000 acres in Westmoreland County [Deed Book No. 4, p. 371] in 1657. These last three grants also fix for us the dates of George Reade's progressive promotion in the Virginia militia; for in them he is respectively referred to as Captain, Major and Colonel.
           As was so generally the case in early Virginia, this increase in rank in the colonial militia was also an index to the increasing political importance of the individual; for George Reade did not long remain out of politics after his retirement in 1642 as the Secretary of the Colony. He was a Burgess for James City County in the General Assembly which met October 10, 1649 [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9] ; and he represented York County in the General Assembly of 1655/56-1656 [ibid p. xxii; Hening, Vol. 1, p. 421]. The latter Assembly met in three sessions between March 1654/5 and December 1, 1656; and at the first session "Leift. Collo. Reade" was one of those appointed to the Committee for Private Causes [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9, p. 95]. It was customary for the General Assembly to repeal and reenact (sometimes in altered form) the Acts of previous Assemblies from time to time; and at the third session of this same Assembly, begun Dec. 1, 1656, "Coll. Geo. Reade" was one of four members appointed to a Committee "for Review of the Acts" of previous Assemblies [ibid pp. 99-100].
           Col. George Reade was appointed a member of the Council of Virginia, thus receiving that promotion which came only to the most prominent Virginians of the colonial period; this appointment was usually made only after the new Councillor had gained considerable experience in the House of Burgesses, and in practise was limited to the more wealthy and influential citizens of the colony. Appointments were for life, though in rare cases a Councillor was removed for cause. George Reade's name appears in the list of the "Governor and Council of Virginia" submitted to the Grand Assembly of March, 1657/8 [ibid p. 129] and he was one of the twelve Councillors who joined with the Governor in the order dissolving the Assembly on the first of the following month [ibid p. 109]—April 1, 1658. An Act of the Assembly on April 3rd names "Coll. George Reade" as one of the Councillors appointed by the Governor and approved by the Burgesses [ibid p. 113] ; from this Act it might appear that the appointment of Councillors was not subject to approval in London during the Cromwellian era, as such appointment was at all other colonial periods; but as seen in the case of Col. Francis Eppes [see Chap. 33, Eppes Family], appointed a Councillor in 1652, such appointments were previously approved by the home government, and it is to be presumed that that of Col. George Reade also received this sanction. As a matter of fact, no Assembly was held between that which met from March 1654/5 to 1656 (in which George Reade was originally a Burgess) and the Assembly to which his name was submitted as one of the list of Councillors. It is probable that he was actually a Councillor even before the meeting of this latter Assembly, for on August 25, 1656 he was a member of the General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) sitting for York County [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 12, p. 175] ; and he was probably appointed to the Council shortly before this date of August 25, 1656, notwithstanding his sitting as a Burgess on December 1st of that year.
           Having attained the highest political office to which a Virginian of prominence could aspire—for the governorship was always filled by an appointee from England—Col. George Reade was to hold the office of Councillor for eighteen years before his death in 1674. During the latter part of their lives he and his wife resided at Yorktown, probably on land which had been inherited by Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade from her father Nicolas Martiau. No records of their life in Yorktown at this period are available, but we can be sure that they filled a very important place in the political and social life of Yorktown and the vicinity as well as that of the Virginia colony in general. It was at Yorktown that Col. George Reade died, leaving his widow and several children; Elizabeth (Martian) Reade survived her husband by several years, dying in 1686, and her will was proved in York County Court on January 24, 1686/7.
           Children of Colonel George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau
               * Mildred Reade d. c 1694
               * George Reade d. b 1685
               * Robert Reade
               * Thomas Reade
               * Francis Reade d. c 1694
               * Benjamin Reade
               * Elizabeth Reade

George's family

George and Elizabeth were married in 1641 in Yorktown, Virginia. They had a son and a daughter, named Francis and Mildred.

Female Mildred Reade

Mildred was born on October 2nd, 1643 in Warner Hall, Gloucester, Virginia. She died at the age of 43 on October 20th, 1686 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

Male Francis Reade

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Colonel George Reade1

M, #176165, b. 25 October 1608, d. after 1674

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    Colonel George Reade was born on 25 October 1608 at Linkenholt, Hampshire, England. He was the son of Robert Reade and Mildred Windebank.1 He married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Captain Nicolas Martiau and Jane (?), in 1641 at York County, Virginia, U.S.A..1 He died after 1674 at Gloucester County, Virginia, U.S.A..
    Secretary of the Colony and Acting Governor

of Virginia (1638-39). He held the office of Secretary of the Colony of Virginia on 27 August 1640.1 He held the office of Member of the Council [Viriginia] between 1657 and 1671.

Children of Colonel George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau

   * Mildred Reade+1 d. 1693/94
   * George Reade1 d. b 1685
   * Robert Reade1
   * Thomas Reade1
   * Francis Reade1 d. c 1694
   * Benjamin Reade1
   * Elizabeth Reade1

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George was born on October 25th, 1608 in Linkenholt, Hampshire, England. George's father was Sir Robert Reade and his mother was Mildred Windebank. His paternal grandparents were Andrew Reade and Alice Cooke; his maternal grandparents were Sir Thomas Windebank and Frances Dymoke. He was an only child. He died at the age of 66 in 1674 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Having recently received nine shillings by the terms of his mother's will, George Reade came to Virginia from England in 1637 as a member Sir John Harvey's party. Harvey was returning to Virginia to assume the office of governor of the colony. Reade was appointed secretary of state, pro tem of the colony in 1640 and served as acting governor in the absence of Governor Harvey. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and a member of the Colonial Council until his death. His will was filed November 21, 1671. He married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Nicolas Martiau ("father of Yorktown"). The son of Robert Reade of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, Geo R was one of about 100 colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known —here we go again— to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet king (the other thousands had it also but were unaware). He was a member of the Colonial Council, secretary of the colony, and served as an acting governor.

George Reade's immediate relatives occupied prominent positions in the English government of the day. In addition to the services of his grandfather, already mentioned, we may note those of his uncle and older brother; for at the time of George Reade's emigration to Virginia his older brother Robert Reade was secretary to their uncle Sir Frances Windebank, Colonial Secretary of State in London. George Reade's parents were married on July 31, 1600; and he was born in 1608, the youngest of his father's children. In 1637 he came to Virginia, accompanying Governor Harvey on the latter's return to the colony. George Reade appears to have been attached to Harvey's service in a secretarial capacity, and his letters to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia. The same letters show that he received the kindest treatment from the Secretary of State of the colony, Richard Kemp; and he shortly became acting Secretary during Kemp's absence in England. It is plain that Harvey and Kemp were very anxious to please and honor this young man with relatives so prominently placed in the office of the Colonial Secretary in London—particularly as Harvey's own standing in Virginia was so dubiously established.

Within the three or four years immediately following George Reade's arrival in Virginia, opposition to Harvey's government again made it imperative for the Governor to sail for England; and this second time he was not again to return to Virginia, as he formerly had. Kemp also made at least one trip to London during this period, and was absent there at the time of Harvey's departure. During Kemp's absence at various times between 1637 and 1641 George Reade acted as Secretary of the Virginia colony; and, as such, he is believed to have been acting Governor during Harvey's absence also. The supposed dates of this acting governorship are 1638 and 1639, though there is no actual record of Reade's filling the office; Harvey ceased to be Governor in the latter year, in November of which Sir Francis Wyatt was appointed in his place, and it is entirely possible that Reade acted as governor during the interregnum. There is no doubt of his acting as Secretary, for the proceedings of a General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) held at James City on February 4, 1640 (which may, of course, mean 1641), are signed by "George Reade, Present Secretary" [Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 40, p. 240] ; and on August 27, 1640 a letter from the King to the Governor and Council [ibid Vol. 17, p. 15] commands them to "admit George Reade to the place of Secretary in the absence of Richard Kemp who has lately arrived in England; with power to enjoy all fees and perquisites belonging to the office". Kemp remained in England for a period of two years and returned to Virginia in 1642 with the new Governor, Sir William Berkeley, resuming his old post [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 10, p. 171].

In 1641 George Reade was married to Elizabeth Martiau, oldest daughter of Capt. Nicolas and Jane Martiau. The Reades settled first in a plantation home on the site of Williamsburg, and it was there that their daughter Mildred was born; but in later years they lived largely in York and Gloucester Counties (Gloucester was carved from York about 1651). However, George Reade acquired considerable land in other parts of Virginia. His earliest grant of record was for 2,000 acres at "Pyankatank"; but our only record of this grant comes from an order of the General Assembly in 1667, when it was decreed [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1659/60-1693, p. 51] that "after the Voluntary departure of the Chiskiack Indians (from) a Parcel of land of 2,000 Acres formerly granted by patent to Colo. George Read in Anno Dom. 1648 Lying at Pyankatank, That the said Colo. Read have a Continuance and priority of Right to the same Land according to the Original patent for the same and the immediate possession thereof". Later grants to him include one of 600 acres in Lancaster County [County Deed Book No. 2, p. 344] in 1651, one for 500 acres in Northumberland County [Deed Book No. 2, p. 19] in 1653, and another for 2,000 acres in Westmoreland County [Deed Book No. 4, p. 371] in 1657. These last three grants also fix for us the dates of George Reade's progressive promotion in the Virginia militia; for in them he is respectively referred to as Captain, Major and Colonel.

As was so generally the case in early Virginia, this increase in rank in the colonial militia was also an index to the increasing political importance of the individual; for George Reade did not long remain out of politics after his retirement in 1642 as the Secretary of the Colony. He was a Burgess for James City County in the General Assembly which met October 10, 1649 [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9] ; and he represented York County in the General Assembly of 1655/56-1656 [ibid p. xxii; Hening, Vol. 1, p. 421]. The latter Assembly met in three sessions between March 1654/5 and December 1, 1656; and at the first session "Leift. Collo. Reade" was one of those appointed to the Committee for Private Causes [Journals of the House of Burgesses 1619-1658/9, p. 95]. It was customary for the General Assembly to repeal and reenact (sometimes in altered form) the Acts of previous Assemblies from time to time; and at the third session of this same Assembly, begun Dec. 1, 1656, "Coll. Geo. Reade" was one of four members appointed to a Committee "for Review of the Acts" of previous Assemblies [ibid pp. 99-100].

Col. George Reade was appointed a member of the Council of Virginia, thus receiving that promotion which came only to the most prominent Virginians of the colonial period; this appointment was usually made only after the new Councillor had gained considerable experience in the House of Burgesses, and in practise was limited to the more wealthy and influential citizens of the colony. Appointments were for life, though in rare cases a Councillor was removed for cause. George Reade's name appears in the list of the "Governor and Council of Virginia" submitted to the Grand Assembly of March, 1657/8 [ibid p. 129] and he was one of the twelve Councillors who joined with the Governor in the order dissolving the Assembly on the first of the following month [ibid p. 109]—April 1, 1658. An Act of the Assembly on April 3rd names "Coll. George Reade" as one of the Councillors appointed by the Governor and approved by the Burgesses [ibid p. 113] ; from this Act it might appear that the appointment of Councillors was not subject to approval in London during the Cromwellian era, as such appointment was at all other colonial periods; but as seen in the case of Col. Francis Eppes [see Chap. 33, Eppes Family], appointed a Councillor in 1652, such appointments were previously approved by the home government, and it is to be presumed that that of Col. George Reade also received this sanction. As a matter of fact, no Assembly was held between that which met from March 1654/5 to 1656 (in which George Reade was originally a Burgess) and the Assembly to which his name was submitted as one of the list of Councillors. It is probable that he was actually a Councillor even before the meeting of this latter Assembly, for on August 25, 1656 he was a member of the General Court (composed of the Governor and Council) sitting for York County [William and Mary Quarterly, Old Series, Vol. 12, p. 175] ; and he was probably appointed to the Council shortly before this date of August 25, 1656, notwithstanding his sitting as a Burgess on December 1st of that year.

Having attained the highest political office to which a Virginian of prominence could aspire—for the governorship was always filled by an appointee from England—Col. George Reade was to hold the office of Councillor for eighteen years before his death in 1674. During the latter part of their lives he and his wife resided at Yorktown, probably on land which had been inherited by Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade from her father Nicolas Martiau. No records of their life in Yorktown at this period are available, but we can be sure that they filled a very important place in the political and social life of Yorktown and the vicinity as well as that of the Virginia colony in general. It was at Yorktown that Col. George Reade died, leaving his widow and several children; Elizabeth (Martian) Reade survived her husband by several years, dying in 1686, and her will was proved in York County Court on January 24, 1686/7.

Children of Colonel George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau

   * Mildred Reade d. c 1694
   * George Reade d. b 1685
   * Robert Reade
   * Thomas Reade
   * Francis Reade d. c 1694
   * Benjamin Reade
   * Elizabeth Reade

http://www.carolshouse.com/familyhistory/reade/

George Reade, a native of London, came to Virginia 1637 in Sir John Harvey's party. Harvey was returning to Virginia to assume the office of Governor of the Colony. Reade was appointed Secretary of State, pro tem of the colony in 1640 and served as Acting Governor in the absence of Governor Harvey. He was a member of the House of Burgesses and a member of the Colonial Council until his death. His will, no longer extant, is documented in a York County 18th century land transaction.

York Co, VA Deeds & Bonds Book 5 pp 3 - 6

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of May in the fortieth year of the Reign of our Sovernge Lord George the Second King of Great Britain and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & forty one between James Mitchell of the Town & County of York and Janet his wife of the one part and Richard Ambler of the same Town & county aforesaid . Whereas George Reade late of the sd county of York Esq decd being siezed in fee of a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the said County of York containing by Estimation Eight hundred & fifty acres did by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the twenty ninth day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand six hundred & Seventy devise the same by the name of all that Tract of Land wherein he lived to his wife during life and after her decease to be equally divided between his sons, George & Robert and the heirs of their bodies but and fault of such heirs in either or both of them or in case either or both of them should dye during their minority then he gave and devises his and their parts of the land aforesaid to his sons Francis and Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies with other remainders over as by the said Will duly proved in the General Court of this Colony being thereunto had may more at large appear and whereas the said George Reade one of the sons of the Testator dyed many years ago without issue and after his death the said Francis & Benjamin Reade intend into one ninety or half part of this premises to as afore devised and afterwards the said Robert Reade, Francis Reade & Benjamin Reade by Deed bearing date the twelfth day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand and six hundred & eighty eight made partition of the premises aforesaid .........

George Reade married Elizabeth Martiau, daughter of Nicolas Martiau (Father of Yorktown). Their daughter Mildred, wife of Col. Augustine Warner, was the g-grandmother of George Washington.

George Read, the son of Robert Read of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, was one of the about one hundred colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet King of England.

The illustrious ancestry of George Reade is documented nicely in Colonial Records during the period of 18 January 1638/9 - 11 December 1641. The file includes letters from the Colonial Governor, Secretary of State and George Reade to Sir Francis Windebank and/or Windebank's personal secretary Robert Reade (George Reade's brother.) The correspondence file is quite interesting, alluding to the politics behind George Reade's appointment as Secretary of State during Richard Kemp's sojourn in England. It also includes personal requests from George Reade to his brother for servants and money. Earlier correspondence puts a personal face on George Reade's life. "Sir John Harvey to Robert Reade, 17 Nov. 1637. Hopes to employ Reade's brother against the Indians. He is well and stays at the writer's house." "George Reade to Robert Reade, his brother, 26 Febr. 1637/8. Does not think much of Mr. Hawley. Thanks to the support of the Governor and Mr. Kemp, the writer has survived. Mr. Menephe has brought many servants. Mr. Hawley has promised the writer that the next lot of servants coming to Virginia would be for him but he does not believe it as Hawley is in Maryland."

"Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607 - 1624/5 and Their Families" published by the Order of First Families of Virginia, indicates in a footnote (pp. 419-420) the discrepancy between the dates inscribed on his Grace Church tablets and the filing of the wills for George Read and his wife Elizabeth as follows: "His and his wife's gravestones were discovered during street excavations in Yorktown in 1931. The inscriptions on both were recut with errors. George Reade's stone now states he died Oct. 1674, "he being in the 66th yr of his age." Since the date should be 1671 (per his will), either the age shown, or his year of birth, is in error as well....The gravestone of Elizabeth (Martiau) Read now states she was born in 1625 and died in 1696, "being in ye 71st yeare of her age." Since the year of death should be 1686 (per her will), again the age or year of birth is in error. Since Nicholas Martiau claimed...his daughter Elizabeth as headrights...it would appear Elizabeth was born prior to his arrival in Virginia in 1620...and that Elizabeth's birth occurred in 1615 rather than 1625."

The graves of George Reade and his wife Elizabeth were discovered while excavating on Buckner Street in Yorktown. In 1931, descendant Letitia Pate Evans had the tablets restored and moved to the church yard of Grace Episcopal Church. The Reade tablets sit adjacent to the plots of Gov. Thomas Nelson (Declaration of Independence signer), his father, and grandfather (who married a George Reade descendant.)

Descendants of Col. George Reade

Generation No. 1

1. Col. George1 Reade, Col. (RobertA, AndrewB) was born Bet. 1605 - 1608 in Linkenholt, Hampshire, England1,2, and died Bef. 21 Nov 1671 in York Co, VA3,4. He married Elizabeth Martiau Abt. 16415, daughter of Nicolas Martiau. She died Bef. 24 Jan 1686/87 in York Co, VA7,8.

Children of George Reade and Elizabeth Martiau are:

+ 2 i. Elizabeth2 Reade, died 18 Nov 1717 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA.

+ 3 ii. Mildred Reade, died 1694.

4 iii. George Reade.

+ 5 iv. Robert Reade, died Bef. 16 Mar 1722/23 in York Co, VA.

+ 6 v. Thomas Reade.

+ 7 vi. Francis Reade, died Abt. 1694.

8 vii. Benjamin Reade. He married Mary (Gwynn?).


Generation No. 2

2. Elizabeth2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died 18 Nov 1717 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA9,10. She married Captain Thomas Chisman, son of Edmund Chisman and Mary. He was born Abt. 1651 in Virginia11, and died Bef. 18 Jul 1715 in York Co, VA11.

Children of Elizabeth Reade and Thomas Chisman are:

9 i. Thomas3 Chisman, Capt., died 11 Dec 1722 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA12,13,14. He married Anne15.

10 ii. Mary Chisman, died 22 Jan 1719/20 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA16. She married Edward Athey.

11 iii. Mildred Chisman, born 19 Feb 1675/76 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA17,18,19. She married Lawrence Smith, Col; died 27 Feb 1738/39 in York Co, VA20,21.

12 iv. Elizabeth Chisman, born 08 Nov 1681 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA22,23. She married Unknown Lucas24.

13 v. Col. John Chisman, born 04 Mar 1682/83 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA25,26; died 19 Sep 1728 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA26,27. He married Ellinor Hayward28 22 Dec 1708 in York Co, VA29,30; born 25 Jul 1690 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA31,32; died 08 Feb 1767 in York Co, VA33.

14 vi. Jane Chisman, born 21 Mar 1686/87 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA34,35,36.

15 vii. George Chisman, born 05 Jan 1688/89 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA37,38,39; died 06 Oct 1710 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA39,40.

16 viii. Sarah Chisman, born 02 May 1690 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA41,42,43.

17 ix. Anne Chisman, born 20 Dec 1692 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA44,45,46.


3. Mildred2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died 1694. She married Col. Augustine Warner, son of Augustine Warner and Mary Towneley. He was born 03 Jun 164247, and died 19 Jun 168147.

Children of Mildred Reade and Augustine Warner are:

18 i. George3 Warner.

19 ii. Robert Warner.

20 iii. Mildred Warner, died 1701 in Whitehaven, England48,49. She married (1) Laurence Washington. She married (2) George Gayle.

21 iv. Elizabeth Warner. She married John Lewis.

22 v. Mary Warner.

23 vi. Isabella Warner, born 24 Nov 1672 in Chesake, Virginia50; died 06 Feb 1719/2050. She married John Lewis, Major; born 30 Nov 166950; died 14 Nov 172550.


5. Robert2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died Bef. 16 Mar 1722/23 in York Co, VA51,52. He married Mary Lilly53, daughter of John Lilly. She died Bef. 20 Nov 172254.

Children of Robert Reade and Mary Lilly are:

24 i. John3 Reade.

25 ii. Margaret Reade. She married Thomas Nelson; born 20 Feb 1677/7855; died 07 Oct 174555.

26 iii. Robert Reade.

27 iv. Thomas Reade, died 171956.

28 v. George Reade.

29 vi. Samuel Reade, died 20 Nov 175857. He married Mary Schlater.

30 vii. Mildred Reade. She married (1) James Goodwin Bef. 1719; died 16 Nov 1719 in York Co, VA57,58. She married (2) Lawrence Smith, Col Bef. 172059; died 27 Feb 1738/39 in York Co, VA60,61.

31 viii. Francis Reade.


6. Thomas2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) He married Lucy Gwynn, daughter of Edmund Gwynn and Lucy Bernard.

Children of Thomas Reade and Lucy Gwynn are:

32 i. Thomas3 Reade, died 17 Apr 173962. He married Ann Booth; born 170662; died 09 Jan 177562.

33 ii. John Reade, Rev., born 169962; died Bef. 13 Mar 1743/4463,64. He married Frances Yates 02 Feb 1737/3865.

34 iii. Lucy Reade, died 22 Nov 173165. She married John Dixon.

35 iv. Mary Reade. She married Mordecai Throckmorton, Capt.; died Bef. 09 Nov 176765.

36 v. Mildred Reade. She married Philip Rootes, Maj..

37 vi. Joyce Reade, born 08 Mar 1701/0265; died 08 Aug 1771 in Caroline Co, VA65. She married Christopher Tompkins; born 17 Oct 1705 in Gloucester Co, VA65; died 16 Mar 1779 in Caroline Co, VA65.


7. Francis2 Reade (George1, RobertA, AndrewB) died Abt. 169466. He married (1) Jane Chisman, daughter of Edmund Chisman and Mary. He married (2) Anne Bef. 169366.

Children of Francis Reade and Jane Chisman are:

38 i. Mary3 Reade. She married Edward Davis67.

39 ii. Elizabeth Reade. She married Paul Watlington Bef. 170768.

Children of Francis Reade and Anne are:

40 i. George3 Reade.

41 ii. Anne Reade.

42 iii. Benjamin Reade. He married Lucy Bef. 1692

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Descendant of the Reades of Faccombe, in the county of South Hampton

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Descendant of the Royal House starting with

Henry III, King of England 1207

Emigrated to Virgina in 1637 with Governor Harvey.

Secretary of the Colony & Acting Governor of VA. 1638-

1639. Member of the Governors Council 1657-1671. Member of the House of Burgesses James City Co., VA. 1649.

George Read, the son of Robert Read of London and his wife Mildred Windebank, was one of the about one hundred colonists, who emigrated to the colonies from England and Wales before the end of the 17th century, known to have legitimate descent from a Plantagenet King of England. He was a member of the Colonial Council, Secretary of the Colony, and served as an Acting Governor."

http://www.carolshouse.com/cemeteryrecords/grace/

"Here lyeth intered Coll George Read Esqr who was born ye 25th day October in ye yeare of our Lord 1608 and deceased October 1674 he being in the 66th yr of his age."

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ELlZABETH2 MARTIAU (NICOLAS1) was born 1625 in England, and died 1696 in Yorktown, York County, Virginia; bur. Grace Church. She married GEORGE READE, COL., son of ROBERT READE and MILDRED WINDEBANK.

http://www.johannadordick.com/capt-nicolas-martiau-descendants.html

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Col. George Reade, Acting Gov.'s Timeline

1608
October 25, 1608
Linkenholt Manor, Hampshire, England
1636
1636
Age 27
Yorktown, Va
1638
1638
Age 29
Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, USA
1641
1641
Age 32
Yorktown, York, Virginia, USA
1641
Age 32
York County, Virginia
1643
October 2, 1643
Age 34
York , Virginia
1644
1644
Age 35
Yorktown, York, Virginia, USA
1645
1645
Age 36
Gloucester, Virginia
1647
1647
Age 38
Gloucester, Virginia
1649
1649
Age 40
York, PA, USA