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John Quarles, Jr.

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: St. Peter le Poor, London, Middlesex, England
Death: 1601 (47)
St. Katherine London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Quarles, Esq. and Dorothy Quarles
Husband of Elizabeth Quarles
Father of Richard Quarles; John Quarles; William Charles, I and James Quarles
Brother of Ralph Quarles; Edward Quarles; Judith (Judithe) Quarles; Frances Quarles; Ann Quarles and 3 others
Half brother of Frances Quarles

Occupation: Draper
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About John Quarles, Jr.

The son of John Quarles, draper of London, John Junior, was also a draper. He was born in 1563 and in 1590 married Elizabeth Billingsley, daughter of Sir Henry Billingsley, Lord Mayor of London. He became a very wealthy man, interested in real estate and mercantile efforts. He evidently desired the prestige of a family that had official public recognition and on February 15, 1577 he registered his coat of arms. (Quarlesiana - No. 4 p. 19) He was a member of the Virginia Company of 1609. (Bemis p. 17) The charter of this company "proposed that me subscribe atg the rate of 12 pounds 10 shillings per share to a common stock that would be invested and rfeinvested over the term of the next seven years. Although special good fortune might justify a dividend of some part of the earnings at an earlier date, there would be no final dividend, which at that time meant a division of capital as well as the promised then would include a grant of land in Virginia as well as a return of the capital with profit." (Craven p. 17) It is obvious that John Quarles saw in his investment in Virginia Company a chance to acquire profit or perhaps some land in Virginia. In a legal action against John Quarles in June of 1601, when the case was brought to court, the counsel of Quarles secured a postponement of the hearing because "Quarles and his witnesses and proofs were and now are beyond the seas on his trade of merchandise." (Decree- Court of Exchequer - 203) The two previous statements are made to give some credence to the claim that John and Richard Quarles, two of the sons of John came to Virginia and that one of them became the progenitor of the Quarles family of King-William and Caroline Counties Virginia.

Facts about this person:

Alt. Born October 21, 1563 London England

Fact 1 Draper in London like father

Fact 2 February 15, 1576/77 Registered Coat of Arms Feb 15, 1577

Fact 3 1607 Member of 2nd Virginia Charter (Bemis p. 17)

Fact 4 9 sons

Fact 5 John & Richard to Virginia

Occupation William to Ipswich, MA

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John Quarles, Jr.'s Timeline

October 21, 1553
St. Peter le Poor, London, Middlesex, England
Age 41
London, Middlesex, England
Age 43
London, London, England
Age 45
London, London, England
Age 47
London, London, England
Age 47
St. Katherine London, Middlesex, England