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Edmund Scarburgh (Scarborough), l

Also Known As: "Skarburge"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: North Walsham, Norfolk, England
Death: September 1, 1635 (50)
Magothy Bay, Accomack, Virginia
Place of Burial: Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Scarborough, I and Elizabeth Scarborough
Husband of Hannah Scarburgh
Father of Sir Charles Scarborough; Colonel Edmund Scarburgh, II; Henry Scarborough; Ralph Scarborough; Hannah Scarburgh and 3 others
Brother of Henry Scarburghe of North Walsham, Gent.; Mary Gurney Harvey; John Scarborough; Elizabeth Mayetson; Susanna Pycroft and 3 others

Occupation: Captain in British Army
Managed by: Angus Wood-Salomon
Last Updated:

About Capt. Edmund Scarburgh, l

Capt. Edmund Scarburgh settled on lands lying along Magothy Bay, in Accomack, probably about 1628. His holding was patented by his son Edmund, 18 May 1637, when 200 acres were granted the latter.

Capt. Scarburgh was the first burgess from the "Eastern Shore," or the peninsula of Accomack, which was not a county until 1632, representing his section of the colony in the General Assembly of 1629. He was also a burgess in 1631 and 1631.

Edmund was a captain in the British Army. When he decided to come to America, for some reason he and Hannah chose to leave eldest son Charles in England. That decision seems to have been fortuitous considering how well "Sir" Charles turned out.

One reference states that Hannah Butler didn't come to America until 1635 [Greer's Early Virginia Immigrants] (after husband Edmond died?!). If so, she apparently remained in England helping to raise the eldest son (while waiting to make sure of Edmond, Sr. and Edmond, Jr.'s successful settlement).

According to Robert B. Scarborough's book, SCARBOROUGHS..., Edmond was born in North Walsham, County Norfolk, England where he was baptised on December 25, 1584. He, his brother Samuel Scarburgh and son Edmond, Jr. were the first of the Scarborough family in Virginia sometime around 1620. He and his family settled in Accomac County, VA. He seems to have made a name for himself in that he was: prominent in "Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke," was first Justice of Accomac County in 1631, was a Member of the House of Burgess in 1629, 1631 and 1632.

A highly detailed work about Edmund's descendants by Cynthia McDaniel updated January 13, 2004 is available on the Internet at: "Descendants of Edmund Scarborough".

Profile heavily corrected from miscellaneous Junk Data, probably from Ghost Profiles.

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Capt. Edmund Scarburgh, l's Timeline

December 25, 1584
North Walsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
December 25, 1584
North Walsham Parish, North Walsham, Norfolk, England
December 1584
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
December 19, 1615
Age 31
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
October 2, 1617
Age 32
London, Middlesex, England
Age 34
London, England, United Kingdom
August 2, 1620
Age 35
Westminster, St Martin, London, England
January 13, 1621
Age 36
Westminster, St Martin, London, England
January 13, 1623
Age 38
London, Greater London, United Kingdom