About Jane Berkeley
Lieutenant Edward4, of Coxendale, Henrico, and Southampton Hundred Va., died ante 1630 in Va. Came over in ships Unitie and Seafloure, 1623. He married Jane ___, and had an only child, Jane5, who was unmarried in 1639. Jane, widow of Edward Berkeley married secondly, Capt. Nicholas Martian, of Kiskiak (Yorktown, Burgess 1632 &c, will York Co., 1651.
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- ' 4. . . . . He served an a jury of inquest in 1625, but this is the last notice of him that is to be found in any record. It is probable that he died soon thereafter, for before 1630, Captain Martian married his widow. No record of the family name of this Jane Berkeley exists. There is also no record of other children to Jane and Lieut. Berkley' than Jane, the daughter who accompanied them from England, and who was then about seven years of age. In 1645, Captain Martain married Isabel Beech, and died in 1651. The three daughters of Jane Barkley and Nicholas Martian (Will. and Mary Mag. V. XII), were Elizabeth, who married George Reade; Mary, married John Scasbrooke of York Co.; and Sarah married Captain William Fuller, Governor of the Palatinate of Maryland.
- 5. Jane Berkley, the only child of Edward and Jane, appears not to have married, but lived in the household of her mother and Captain Martian. In 1639 her name is mentioned in a land patent to Nicholas Martian in Charles City County as his daughter. In the register of Bruton Church, Williamsburg, there is an entry of the death of "Jane Berkley, 1666". At that date, she would of been about 53 years of age.