George Menife (b. - c.1635)

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Nicknames: "Menifee; Mynife"
Death: Died in Virginia, United States
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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  • after William Perry died, Isabella married George Menifie, who was the wealthiest man in the colony.  He was an attorney who trafficked in land, tobacco and laborers and also a member of the Council. Isabella’s second son, Henry Perry, eventually married George Menife’s daughter and also was a member of the Council. (1)
  • CURRER-BRIGGS, Virginia Settlers and English Adventurers, p. 635. 3 & 4 Aug. 1637 - GEORGE MENEFIE, of James City, in Va. but NOW resident in the Parish of St. Helens,, London, Merchant, aged 40 [thus b. ca. 1597] dwelt in Va. 16 years .... [To Va. 1623 in the Samuel.... Returned to Eng. 4 Aug. 1636]. COMMENT: This seems to this writer to be an important clue. We may be able by research in St. Helen's Parish, London, to discover something further (death) of IZABELLA and the marriage to MARY, his third wife. (2)
  • George Menifie, of James City and Charles City Counties, Va., was a Member of the Council in 1635. He was born in England. Died about 1645 in Virginia. (3)


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