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Arthur Smith (Smyth), Gent.

Birthplace: Blackmore, Essex, England
Death: after October 1, 1645
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Smith of Blackmore and Anne Smith
Husband of Alice Smith
Father of Col. Arthur Smith, II
Brother of Capt. Stephen Smith, Esq.; Thomas Smith; Margaret Smith and Anne Smith

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About Arthur Smith, Immigrant

Arthur Smyth, the Immigrant

  • Christening: August 30, 1607 Blackmore, Essex, England
  • wife unknown
  • Five children: Thomas, Arthur, Richard, Jane and George.
  • Death: after October 1, 1645  Isle of Wight County, Virginia (previously Warrosquyoake Shire, renamed Isle of Wight County in 1637)


The Weston Hanger, Kent ("Customer Smythe") and Blackmore, Essex Smiths are not connected.

Not a known son of Thomas Smythe (d 1625). Disconnected June 2015

Arthur Smythe, son of Arthur Smythe, was christened August 30, 1607, Blackmore, Essex.

Portions of Windsor Castle and its former plantation are now part of a 208-acre public park overlooking the Pagan River in the town of Smithfield.

Originally, this area was occupied by the Warraskoyack Indians. There is archaeological evidence of activity in front of the house close to the river.

On Sept. 10, 1637, Arthur Smith patented 1,450 acres of land in Isle of Wight County, formerly known as Warraskoyack Shire. The property was described as “a neck of land running S.E. along a creek behind Pagan Shore.”

Arthur Smith I was the third son of Arthur Smith of Blackmore, Essex, England. His date of arrival to Virginia is unknown, but he did represent the district at the House of Burgesses from 1644 to 1645. He had five children: Thomas, Arthur, Richard, Jane and George. Smith died in 1645, and asked to be “buried in the garden by my late and beloved wife.”

Archaeologists have yet to find evidence of the first house on the 159-acre tract where the current house, outbuildings and cemetery sit.


Web site: Pitt / Pitts Family Page

Boddie, John Bennett; Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia; Genealogical Publishing Company; Baltimore, 1980

Chapman, Blanche Adams; Wills and Administratiions of Isle of Wight County Virginia, Books 1-3; 2006; Heritage Books, Inc.; Westminster, Maryland 21157-5026

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Arthur Smith, Immigrant's Timeline

August 30, 1607
Blackmore, Essex, England
August 30, 1607
Blackmore, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 32
Isle Of Wight, VA, USA
October 1, 1645
Age 38
Isle of Wight County, Virginia