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Edward Colby

Birthplace: London, England
Death: circa 1620 (34-50)
Jamestown, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Colby
Husband of Elizabeth Drake
Father of Edmond Colby, II

Occupation: gave fund to the London Company for the colonization of VA
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About Edward Colby


Hypothesis: quote taken from the "Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists" published in 1929, pg 132"Edward Colby gave funds to the London Company for the colonization of Virginia and owned land there. He was born in England; died 1620, Jamestown, VA"


A quote taken from WFT Vol. 10, Tree #3334 "Original subscriber to stock in "Virginia Co" in 1607, and later one of the largest landowners of Virginia"


That he was an ancestor of Priscilla Colby was stated by the submitter of WFT Vol. 7, Tree #1327. The exact number of generations is unknown.


In a 1624 census for Virginia there was a Edmond Colby. With only 2000 English living in Virginia at about that time there's almost certainty that they are related and most likely, father and son.


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Edward Colby's Timeline

London, England
Age 22
Age 43
Jamestown, VA