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Allis Proctor (Graye)

English, Old: Allis Graye
Also Known As: "Alice"
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: after 1627
Pace's Paines, Jamestown Colony, Virginia
Place of Burial: Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Unknown Graye
Wife of John Graye Proctor, Ancient Planter
Mother of Robert Proctor; William Proctor; John Proctor, Sr.; Richard Proctor; Thomas Proctor and 1 other

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About Allis Proctor

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Allis Proctor

Name: Allis Proctor

Year: 1621

Place: Virginia

Source Publication Code: 3520

Primary Immigrant: Proctor, Allis

Annotation: From state papers in the Public Record Office, London, a census of the inhabitants of Virginia taken between January 20 and February 7, 1624 or 1625. Lists 1,232 names, with ages and ships taken. Item no. 1272, Colonial Records of Virginia, has many more

Source Bibliography: JESTER, ANNIE LASH, and MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN. "Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625." In Adventurers of Purse and Person; Virginia, 1607-1625. N.p.: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620 [Princeton University Press], 1956, pp. 5-69. Page: 36

Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/25

She arrived on the George 1621

Servants: Richard Grove age 30 on the George 1623 Edward Smith age 20 on the George 1621 William Nayle age 15 on the Ann 1623 Phettiplace Close on the Starr 1608 Daniell Wattkins on the Charles 1621

From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine Volume XV 1907 pg. 39


Alice Proctor, who lived on Proctor's creek near Richmond, and who, in 1622, defended her plantation against savages with great bravery. She is referred to as "Mistress Proctor, a proper, civill, modest gentlewoman." She afterwards refused to obey the order of the council to abandon her house for a safer location at Jamestown, and would not retire till the officers threatened to burn it down. She was widow of John Proctor.


"One Mrs. Proctor, a gentlewoman of an heroic spirit, defended her plantation a month, till the officers of the Colony obliged her to abandon it, when she left, the savages burnt her house down."

On the northerly ridge of James river, from the falls down to Henrico, containing ten miles in length, are the public lands, surveyed and laid out; whereof 10,000 acres form the university lands, 3,000 acres form the company's lands, with other lands belonging to the college. The common land for that corporation was 1,500 acres. On the southerly side, beginning from the falls, there are there patented, viz:


John Peterson 100

Peter Nemenart 110

Anthony Edwards 100

William Perry 100

Nathaniel Norton 100

John Plower 100

John Proctor 200

Thomas Tracy 100

John Vithard 100

Edward Hudson 100

Francis Weston 300

Thomas Morgan 150

Phettiplace Close 100

Thomas Sheffield 150

John Price 150

Excerpted from By-Ways of Virginia History: A Jamestown Memorial by R.H. Early 1907

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Allis Proctor's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
Age 33
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
May 1621
Age 34
Jamestown, Virginia Colony
Age 35
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
Age 35
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
Age 36
Pace's Paines, Jamestown Colony, Virginia
Age 40
Jamestown Colony, Virginia
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, United States