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Elizabeth Barham / Jackson (Pierce)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: Died in Mulberry Island, Isle of Wight Co., VA
Immediate Family:

Biological daughter of Thomas Pierce and Alice Pierce Bennett, (Widow Pierce)
Foster daughter of Thomas Bennett
Wife of Anthony Barham and Richard Jackson
Mother of Elizabeth Barham; Mary Hardy and Sarah Smith
Sister of Richard Bennett, Sr., not the Governor

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Elizabeth Barham / Jackson

This is NOT the "Mary" (Bennett?) found at "Basse's Choice" in the 1624/5 muster. She was the daughter of Thomas Pierce and wife Alice (Snayle?)

Thomas Bennett, her mother's second husband, was her stepfather and became her guardian by her own choice.


Was thought to have been killed in the 1622 Massacre, but was later found to have been held captive by the Nansemond(?) Indians, and ransomed, along with various other colonists.

Was old enough to choose her own guardian and to have been considered "marriageable" in 1624.

Married first Anthony Barham (daughter Elizabeth), then Richard Jackson (daughters Mary and Sarah).

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General Court held November 1, 1624, Jamestown, George Fadom reported that "about the 4th of July last past", he had written a will for John Philimore(Filmer), who "signed and sealed it". But when Phillimore died the will could not be found. Fadom testified that "said Phillimore did give all of his estate to Elizabeth (Pierse) to whom he was assured and meant to have marriage". One Sully, to whom Fadom had read the will, also said that Phillimore had bequeathed to said Elizabeth all of his "goods, lands and Chattells". Others also gave testimony. Whereupon the court ordered that the guardianship and administration of the lands and goods of John Phillimore be granted to "any friende whome the said Elizabeth Peerce shal choose to her use." Elizabeth "made choyce of Thomas Bennett, her father in law(stepfather).

  • Source: VA Minutes of the Court, 27
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Elizabeth Barham / Jackson's Timeline

1612
1612
Probably England
1630
1630
Age 18
Virginia
1641
1641
Age 29
Isle, , Virginia, USA
1642
1642
Age 30
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
1688
June 1, 1688
Age 76
Mulberry Island, Isle of Wight Co., VA
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