Richard Reynolds, the Merchant of Virginia

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About Richard Reynolds, the Merchant of Virginia

Richard Reynolds The Merchant of Virginia was born in 1575 in England. He died about 1645 in York County, Virginia.

Parents: Christopher Reynolds (b. 1530, Kent, England - abt. 1590, London Chestershire, England) and ?

Married:

  1. in 1605 in Sussex County, England, to Ann Harrison (1575-?), daughter of John Harrison (1553-?) and Susanna ? (1557-?).

8 known children of Ann Harrison and Richard Reynolds include:

  1. William Reynolds was born in 1606 in England.
  2. William Reynolds was born in 1607 in England.
  3. Edward Reynolds
  4. John Reynolds was born in 1612 in England.
  5. Nicholas Reynolds
  6. James Reynolds.
  7. Gilbert Reynolds

Notes

He had several daughters that are not listed in the Rennolds-Reynolds Family Roster. He settled Sussex County, England, where he became head of a vast shipping and commerce business. This business had branches in Virginia, what is now the New England States, and Bermuda. It is legend with this branch of the family that Richard Reynolds died in York County. But as to whether York County, VA, or York County, England, we do not know. (From the Rennold-Reynolds Family Roster).

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Richard Reynolds, the Merchant of Virginia's Timeline

1575
1575
Kent, England
1605
1605
Age 30
England
1606
1606
Age 31
Of York, Va
1606
Age 31
Exeter, Devon, England
1608
1608
Age 33
Sussex CO,England
1610
1610
Age 35
Kent, England
1612
1612
Age 37
Sussex, England
1612
Age 37
Of York, Va
1616
1616
Age 41
York, VA, USA
1618
1618
Age 43
Sussex CO,England