Edward Houghton Burwell (Burwill), II (1579 - 1626) MP

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Birthplace: Harlington, Bedfordshire, , England
Death: Died in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, , England
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About Edward Houghton Burwell (Burwill), II

BY a deed dated July 28, 1648, found by W. G. Stanard among the records of York County, Va., Dorothy Wingate, relict of Roger Wingate, Treasurer of Virginia, conveyed to "her well-beloved son Lewis Burwell" all rents due at said Roger's decease, and confirmed to her by the King.

 The Visitation of Bedfordshire with Additional Pedigrees (the latter prepared in 1637), published by the Harleian Society, tells us that Roger Wingate, living in London in January, 1637, married Dorathey, dau. of William Bedell of Catworth, County Huntingdon, widow of Edward Burwell of Harlington, County Bedford. The records of Great Catworth covering a long period were examined for me by the Rector; and, while the marriage of William Bedell was not found, having probably occurred in Northamptoushire, the baptism of his daughter Dorothy was. Some entries of the surname in the records aforesaid are followed by the word "generosus," indicating the rank of the family; and the inquisition upon the death of the William Bedell who is called "of Moldesworth" in Camden's Visitation of Huntingdonshire, printed by the Camden Society, identifies him as at one time styled "of Catworth Magna." So the paternal line of Dorothy, the mother of the first Lewis Burwell, can be traced to a John Bedell of Wollaston, Northamptonshire, who died in 1485, with whom the pedigree in Camden's Visitation starts. The inquisition mentions several sons of William Bedell, besides Silvester, his heir, who alone is mentioned in the Visitation, and, among them, Henry Bedell, who is called "brother" in Edward Burwell's will; and the name of the last wife of William was Elizabeth, the Visitation calling his wife Bridget Power of Northamptonshire. 

Blaydes's Genealogia Bedfordiensis has extracts from parish records relating to the Burwells, from which we find that Edward had the following children, the word "gent." appearing in each entry after the father's name:

EDWARD, bapt. at Houghton Conquest, Apr. 14, 1616, bu. at Ampthill, Mch. 4, 1620, DOROTHY, bapt. Ampthill, June 24, 1618, perhaps m. (???) Woodington, as Elizabeth Vaulx conveyed land to her "kinsmen" John and Charles Woodington about 1657, ELIZABETH, bapt. Ampthill, February 25, 1620, probably m. Robert Vaulx or Vause, of London and some time of Virginia, merchant, who made a power of attorney to his "brother" Lewis Burwell, and whose wife about 1656 is called Elizabeth, LEWIS, bapt. at Ampthill, Mch. 5, 1621, the first of the name in Virginia, GEORGE, bapt. at Ampthill, May 17, 1624, EDWARD, bapt. at Ampthill, Feb. 19, 1625.

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Edward Burwell, II's Timeline

August 21, 1579
Amphill, Bedfordshire, England
August 24, 1579
Harlington, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 35
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 37
Bedfordshire, England
Age 38
Ampthill, Bedford, England
February 25, 1620
Age 40
Ampthill, Bedford, England
March 5, 1621
Age 41
Amptill, Bedfordshire, England
May 17, 1624
Age 44
Ampthill, Bedford, England
October, 1626
Age 47
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 47
Ampthill, Bedford, England