John Catlett, I (c.1624 - c.1670)

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Birthplace: Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Death: Died in Port Royal, Caroline, Virginia, USA
Cause of death: Killed by Indians
Occupation: ExplorerColonial War. Colonel in active service aganinst Indians. High Sherriff of Rappahannock Co. VA-came from Ken co England to VA in 1st party to explore & reach summit of Blue Ridge mts &see Shennandoah Valley (Gov Spotswoods expedition)
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About John Catlett, I

According to Mehringer, "Col. John Catless - 500 acres within mouth of Omer Creek on the Nortside of Rappahannock River 2 Jun 1666 for 10 pers. p. 7. Because the land grant is dated 1666 it could not have been his son, so it must have been this John Catlett who received the land

John Catlett, bom about 1622, came to Virginia in1650 with Ralph and Edward Rowzie, and sons, Nicholas and Thomas Catlett, and settled on the Rappahannock River.

http://www.archive.org/stream/historyoftwovirg00stub/historyoftwovirg00stub_djvu.txt -------------------- John Catlett was a son of John Catlet, (ye younger) and Sarah (Hawkins) Catlet.

On 12-Mar-1625/6 John was christened at St. Peter's, Canterbury, Eng. In England John married (first) Miss Lucas. They were the parents of Nicholas Catlett and Thomas Catlett.

John Catlett became the third husband of Elizabeth (Underwood) (Taylor) Slaughter in January, 1663 in Rappahannock County., VA.

John and Elizabeth were the parents of Col. John Catlett, Jr., Elizabeth (Catlett) Taliaferro, Sarah (Catlett) Taliaferro, and William Catlett.

Col. John Catlett came in 1650 to Rappahannock county, Virginia, (now Essex county), from Sittingbourne, County Kent, England, naming the parish in which he located for Sittingbourne, his birthplace. His home place, "Green Hill," was at the mouth of Golden Vale Creek (now Essex county). With him came his son Nicholas Catlett, and half-brothers, Ralph and Edward Rowzie, followed later by his son, Thomas Catlett. (see patents.) Catherine and Sarah Rowzie, wife and sister of Ralph Rowzie, came later as headrights of Capt. Thomas Lucas." ... "Col. John Catlett was vestryman of Sittingbourne parish, colonel of militia and presiding justice of Rappahannock county, 1665, and with Edmund Scarborugh and Richard lawrence in 1663 was commissioner to settle the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland." A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England : Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638 and John Catlett, Sittingbourne, 1622. Stubbs, William Carter,. New Orleans, La.. unknown. 1989. Online at Ancestry.com.

He was a colonel in the Colonial Militia of Rappahnock County. He was killed while defending the fort near Port Royal from the Indians in Lancaster County, VA. He was a Vestryman of Sittingbourne Parish in Va; active in campaigns against the Indians; 1 of 3 Commissioners chosen to settle the boundry between Virginia & Maryland; Sheriff; and Presiding Justice of Rappahannock Co., VA. John left an estate in Kent County, England to provide an education for his children in England. John owned over 12,000 acres in VA with Ralph Rowzee, his half brother.
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Col. John Catlett's Timeline

1624
March 25, 1624
Sittingbourne, Kent, England
1625
March 12, 1625
St. Peters Curch, Canterbury, England
1642
1642
Age 17
Sittingbourne, Kent, , England
1644
1644
Age 19
1645
1645
Age 20
Sittingbourne, Kent, , England
1648
1648
Age 23
England
1648
Age 23
St Anns Parrish, Essex, Virginia, USA
1654
1654
Age 29
Virginia, USA
1655
1655
Age 30
Sittenbourne, Kent, England
1657
January 1657
Age 32
Rappahannock, Virginia, USA

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