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Capt. Charles Barham, Sr.

Birthplace: Boughton-Nonchelsea, Co., Kent, England
Death: circa 1683 (48-65)
Merchants Hundred, James City, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Merchants Hope Church Cemetery, Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Edward Barham, Jr.; Robert Barham; Robert Barham, Jr; Katherine Barham; Katherine Barham and 1 other
Husband of Elizabeth Ridley and Elizabeth Barham
Father of James Barham; Robert Barham; Robert Barham, Sr.; Elizabeth Binns; Priscilla Perilee Warren Hart and 3 others
Brother of Robert Barham; Katherine Barham; Richard Barham; Christopher Barham; Thomas Barham and 23 others

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About Capt. Charles Barham, Sr.

Burial record:

Capt. Charles Barham was born in 1620 at East Hall, Broughton-Monchelsea, Kent, England the son of Robert and Katherine Filmer Barham, Sr. He married on 2 February 1665/66 at Surry, Surry County, Virginia Elizabeth Ridley, the daughter of Peter and Ann Prime Ridley.



Capt Charles BARHAM was born about 1626 in East Hall, East Sutton, Kent, England. He died about Sep 1683/1690 in , James City, VA. He married Elizabeth RIDLEY on 2 Feb 1665 in , Surry, Va.

Elizabeth RIDLEY died after 1683 in , Surry, VA. She married Capt Charles BARHAM on 2 Feb 1665 in , Surry, Va.

came to Virginia aboard the "John & Ambrose" in December 1663

a) Birth record abt 1626 Kent Co, England

1629 Named in gfather Edward Filmer's will 5 Dec 1629 1638 Named in gmother Elizabeth Filmer's will 16 Mar 1638

1653 Surry Co,VA Bk1 pg 42 - Charles Barham witness with Thomas Culmer, Sack Brewster to bond of Robinson and Dorthy Kew to Alexander Mabrick - 1 Dec 1653 1654 Capt Charles to America-friends of the King not popular in England 1654 A Roll of Arms Boston #457; Register of the Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry pgs31 and 69 - Harleian Society london the visitation of kent, 1574 and 1592 part 1 1922; 1530 part 1 - Armiger Captain Charles Barham

1626-1683 of County Kent England; of James City and Surry Co VA as early as 1654 - Arms; Argent, a fess gules between three bears passant sable muzzled Or - crest; A stork among bulrushes proper.

1670 Surry Co VA bk1 pg378 - "At the house of Capt George Watkins, Capt Lawrence Baker, Mr Charles Barham, Mr Robert Spenser, being a cort affiliated did examine Jane alias Jannet Davis, servant, unto said Watkins supposed to be with child. One month before christmas last, one John Clarke who lives at Mr Newsom's came to her in the killing or quartering house of Mr Wathkin's 2 or 3 hours at night and lye with her and enjoyed her by carnal knowing her body. At least 4 times since lain with her and said John Clark is father of ye child." 27 Sep 1671.

1672 Land records Surry c, VA bk1 pg 393 - Charles Barham, Stephen Allen wit in denture of lease from William Hare and wife Mary, late wife of George Carter, dec to William Alderson on 3 Jan 1672.

1672 Surry Co., VA Bk2 pg10 - William Hare deeds 8 cattle in open court to Capt Charles Barham and Arthur Long as security for the orpans estate of George Carter, dec - 7 May 1672.

1673 Surry Co VA Bk2 pg25 - Inquisition before Capt Charles Barham High sheriff to determine mine value of land formerly in possession of Richar Blunt - 27 Apr 1673. 1673 Surry Co VA Bk2 pg27 - Inquisition on plantation now in possession of Marhew Swann sworn before Capt Charles Barham High sheriff to determin value - 26 May 1673. 1673 Surry Co VA Bk1671/90 pg36 - Charles Barham on Capt Baker's tithe list - 10 Jun 1673 (no list given in 1671/1672) 1673 Surry Co VA Bk2 pg 31 - Charles Barham, William Thompson, William Harwood wit indenture of William and Mary Hare to William Oldis - 2 Sep 1673 1673 Will records Surry Co VA Bk1671/84 pg36 - Will of George Watkins date 17 Sep 1673 probated 20 Sep 1673 desires to be buried in the Chancill of the Church of Lownes Creek as his predecessors have been and where they dwelt - name wife Elizabeth, Elizabeth Spencer gaddaughter and dua of my friend Capt Robert Spencer, cousin Charles Barham, son of my loving uncle capt Charles Barham, cusin Christopher Watkins of Whire Hart Court in Lone Lane London, to Church of Lownes Creek 1000lbs tobacco, for a silver lplate, loving uncle Capt Charles Barham l000lbs tobacco, John Price 300 acres next to Sunken Marsh Mill, William Newsom, friend William Wherwood, wife Elizabeth and uncle Capt Charles Barham are executirs, wit William Sherwood and Jennett J Davis (mark) see 27 Sep 1671 above. 1674 Will records Surry Co VA Bk2 pg51 - Probate granted Mrs Elizabeth Watkins, relict, and Capt Charles Barham on will of Capt George Watkins - 7 Apr 1674. 1674 Will records Surry Co VA Bk2 pg 63 - Charles Barham on Charles Barham's tithe list - 10 Jun 1674. 1674 Guardian accts Curry Co VA Bk2 pg63 - David Williams presents Capt Charles Barham and Robert Caufield as securities for estate of William Harris, orphan - 10 Jun 1674. 1674 Guardian accts Surry Co VA Bk1 pg6 - Upon perition of Elizabeth Watkins, widow, it is ordered that James Hugate orphan, remain with her until he becomes 21 - she presented Capt Barham security for performances of same condition - 10 Jun 1674.

1677 Order records Surry Co VA Bk1 pg181/2 - Account of arms sold by Charles Barham - Pair of pistols, holster, and sword to George Proctor (and himself), pistols and holsters sold to Sion Hill, swords sold to Robert Ruffin, William Edwards, William Newsom, John White, and John Price (this was immediately after Bacon's rebelion and Capt Barham was being reimbursued for weapons sold the people who remained loyal).

1678 Order records Surry Co VA Bk1 pg 241 - the difference between William Edwards guardian to Elizabeth Carter and Charles Barham referred to next court - 4 Mar 1678.

1683 Surry Co VA Bk2 pg333 - Estate of Samuel Cornell paid rent to Capt Charles Barham and Robert Caufield for the account ot Thomas Cockerham - sep 1683.

c) Death record abt Sep 1683 James City Co VA - see gson Charles 1727 record.

Charles Barham came to Virginia in March 1652 from England,on the "John and Ambrose" at Gravesend for the long journey to the Colonies.

In 1673, he was the High Sheriff of Surry County, he was called "Captain Charles Barham". It is also known that he served as a Justice of the County and as Captain of Horse in the County Militia.


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Capt. Charles Barham, Sr.'s Timeline

Boughton-Nonchelsea, Co., Kent, England
Age 37
John, French Guiana
Surry County, Virginia
Surry, Surry, Virginia, United States
Surry, VA, United States
Surry, Virginia, United States