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Captain John A Flower, Jr.

Also Known As: "/Capt./"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, England
Death: Died in Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, England
Place of Burial: St Dunstan's, Stepney Parish, Ratcliffe, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Thomas Flower, I and Alice Flowers
Husband of Elizabeth Flowers and Anne Marie Flower
Father of Katherine Flower; Margaret Flower; John Flower, III; Orlando Flower; Geoffry Flower and 7 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Flower; Susanna Flowers; Mary Flowers; Mary Flower and Susanna Flower

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Captain John A Flower, Jr.

A Son of a family of mariners and shipwrights Ships were : Gillyflower, Virginia Merchant, The James, The Dorset Between 1634 and 1646, Captain John Flower sailed in and out of the rivers and streams of Chesapeake Bay, trading with planters. He owned land on the James River. He owned a 500 acre plantation in 1640-1645 in Surry County, near the town of Claremont and Swan Bay, James River.

Name: John Flower II Captain 1 2 Sex: M Birth: Middlesex 19 JAN 1594 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, London, England 3 4 Burial: Middlesex 1657 St. Dunstan and All Saints Churchyard, Stepney Parish, London, England 5 6 Occupation: Mariner; have record of voyages 5 6 Religion: Anglican -- baptised at St Dunstan & All Saints, Ratcliffe 29 JAN 1594 5 6 Baptism: Middlesex St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney Parish, London, England 7 PROP: Patent for 300 acres in VA; have transcription of deed 30 SEP 1645 5 6 Event: Perogatory Court of Canterbury, England; have transcription Fact 22 APR 1657 5 6 Christening: Middlesex 29 JAN 1595 St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney Parish, London, England 3 8 Residence: Figtree Yard, Ratcliffe, London, London, England 7 Death: Middlesex 02 MAY 1657 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, London, England 8 1 2 3 4

Baptism record preserved at St Dunstan's; christened by Rev. Samuel Cottesford. He kept a house on the London Waterfront, Figtree Yard in Ratcliffe. He also owned rental property in Ship Alley and Ratcliffe. In his will, he left fine clothes, a library, rental property, 100 acres of land in Bermuda, and mining property. From 1632 to 1650, he was captain of various ships, such as Dorset of London, Virginia Merchant [sank in 1660, discovered and salvaged in 1950], Gillyflower, and James, sailing between England, Somers Isles (Bermuda), Newfoundland, and Virginia. The "Dorset" sailed from Gravesend, Kent with John Flower master and 95 passengers for Bermuda 30 September 1635. He transported fleeing Royalist officers to Virginia, along with many other colonists. He was an investor in John Alcock & Co., Marmushan Co., and the Bermuda Co. operating in Bermuda, and principal partner in John Flower & Co., operating in Virginia. He was a pioneer land owner in Bermuda, and an investor in East country English mines. In 1640 in purchased from Jeremy Dickinson 200 acres "lying opposite to Swan Bay in Upper Chippokes Creek" (later Surry Co., Virginia).

Captn. John Flower, mariner, Septr 1645. Patented 500 acres. Opposite to Swann bay in the upper Chipoakes Creek.

Dispatched on trade mission by Parliament to Newfoundland in 1650

Father: John FLOWER Mother: Katherine

Wife's Name Anne Bradley Born: Abt 1598 Place: Poplar, Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England Christened: 28 May 1598 Place: St Dunstan, Stepney, London, England Died: 21 May 1646 Place: Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England Buried: Place: St Dunstan, Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England Married: 21 Nov 1617 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney Parish, London, England

Father: William Bradley Mother: Margaret

Children

1. Katherine FLOWER Born: Abt 1618 Place: Ratcliffe, England Christened: 22 Jul 1618 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

2. Margaret FLOWER Born: Abt 1622 Place: Ratcliffe, England Christened: 13 Oct 1620 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

3. John FLOWER Born: Abt 1626 Place: Ratcliffe, England Christened: 6 May 1629 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

4. Elizabeth FLOWER Born: Abt 1635 Place: Ratcliffe, England Christened: 15 Feb 1632 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

5. Elias FLOWER Born: Abt 1638 Place: Ratcliffe, England Christened: 5 Feb 1639 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

6. Anne FLOWER Born: Abt 1639 Place: Ratcliffe, England

7. Jacob FLOWER Born: 1635 Place: Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, England Died: Abt 1700 Place: Buried: Place: Va

8. Anne FLOWER Born: 1631 Place: Christened: 30 May 1631 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

9. Martha FLOWER Born: 1637 Place: Christened: 3 Jan 1637 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

10. Orlando FLOWER Born: 7 Apr 1627 Place: Stepney, London, England Christened: 13 Apr 1627 Place: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England Died: 1634 Place:

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Name: John FLOWER Given Name: John Surname: Flower Sex: M Birth: c. 1595 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Par., London, England Death: 2 May 1657 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Par., London, England Burial: St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

Christening: 29 Jan. 1595 St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England

MARL: 21 Nov. 1617 St Dunstan's, Stepney, London, England Father: John FLOWER b: c. 1575 in Ratcliffe, London, England Mother: Katherine UNKNOWN b: c. 1572 in England

Marriage 1 Anne Bradley b: c. 1598 Children Jacob FLOWER b: c. 1635 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Par., London, England

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Father: John Flower b: 1570 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, London, England Mother: Katherine Alice Rice b: ABT 1572 in Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, London, England

Mother: Alice Harrington

Marriage 1 Anne Bradley b: BEF 28 MAY 1598 in Stepney Parish, London, England c: 28 MAY 1598 in St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney Parish, London, England Married: Middlesex 21 NOV 1617 in St. Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney Parish, London, England 8 Children

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Captain John A Flower, Jr.'s Timeline

1594
January 26, 1594
Ratcliffe, Stepney Parish, London, England
1607
December 1607
Age 13
Melksham, Wiltshire, England
1618
July 20, 1618
Age 24
Ratcliff, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1620
October 13, 1620
Age 26
London, Middlesex, England
1624
1624
Age 29
1626
May 1626
Age 32
VA, USA
1627
April 7, 1627
Age 33
London, Middlesex, England
1629
1629
Age 34
1631
May 30, 1631
Age 37
London,, Middlesex,, England