Cpt Edmund Scarburgh

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Captain Edmund Scarburgh

Also Known As: "Skarburge", "Edmond Barry. Will of Lording Barry", "dated 7/18/1625."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: North Walsham, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 09, 1635 (50)
Magothy Bay, Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Scarburgh, I and Elizabeth Scarburgh
Husband of Hannah Scarburgh
Father of Sir Charles Scarborough; Colonel Edmund Scarburgh, Il; Henry Scarborough; Ralph Scarborough; Hannah Scarburgh and 2 others
Brother of Henry Scarburghe of North Walsham, Gent.; Mary Gurney / Harvey; John Scarborough; Elizabeth Mayetson / Harvey; Susanna Pycroft and 3 others

Occupation: Justice, Member of the House of Burgesses, militia captain
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About Cpt Edmund Scarburgh

Neither he nor his son Col. Edmund Scarburgh ever had middle names. Some lazy researcher "tagged" them generations later to make it easier to tell them apart.

His death date is not certain, but "January 1634/35" is a fair approximation, considering that the records began identifying Hannah Scarburgh as "widow" on 19 February 1634/35.

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 Scarburgh was resident in the parish of Saint Martins in the Fields in Westminster. The impetus for his journeying to Virginia may have come from his family connections through his wife's uncle Lording Barry to Edward Bennett of Bennett's Plantation; Barry was part-owner and captain of Bennett's ship the Edward of London (which was granted a letter of marque and reprisal in 1627).

Edmund's wife Hannah seems to've travelled to Virginia circa 1634/35, most likely on learning of her husband's death (the gap between Edmund Scarburgh's presumed death and his widow being recorded as selling cattle to a Captain Graves is sufficient to allow for news to travel to England and Hannah to've sailed to Virginia).

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Cpt Edmund Scarburgh's Timeline

1584
December 25, 1584
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
December 25, 1584
North Walsham, Norfolk, England
December 25, 1584
North Walsham Parish, North Walsham, Norfolk, England
1615
December 19, 1615
Age 30
Westminster, Middlesex , England
1617
October 2, 1617
Age 32
London, Middlesex , England
1619
1619
Age 34
London, England, United Kingdom
1620
August 2, 1620
Age 35
Westminster, St Martin, London, England
1623
January 13, 1623
Age 38
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1625
December 25, 1625
Age 41
Westminster, St Martin, London, England
1628
1628
Age 43
Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America