About Gov. William Harwood
Governor of the Martin's Hundred settlement.
The THURLBY-JAMESTOWN line of immigrant GOV. WILLIAM HARWOOD (c. 1598 -- aft. 1628), who sailed from England in August 1620 on the Francis Bonaventure to Jamestown, VA. There he became chief of Martin's Hundred Colony, survived the Good Friday Indian Massacre of 1622, and founded the Charles City line of numerous Harwood descendants in VA, NC, TN and other places. Gov. William's brother, CAPT. THOMAS HARWOOD (c. 1603 London - c. 1652 Warwick Co. VA), sailed to VA in 1622 on the Margaret and John, married GRACE c. 1623, led expeditions in 1627 to protect the settlers from Indians, and founded the Warwick Co. Harwood line. Capt. Thomas Harwood's grandson William in 1769 built the historic Harwood Plantation now called Endview and located at Newport News, VA. We would very much like to have a test from a descendant of either Gov. William or Capt. Thomas to verify this line back to Thurlby.