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John Rowland, II, The Immigrant

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Egham, Surrey, England
Death: circa 1653 (31-47)
Jamestown, James City, Colony of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Rowland and Scollis Rowland
Husband of Margaret Rowland
Father of Elizabeth Thornton; Lewis Rowland; John Rowland, Jr.,; William Rowland, I; Frances Brown and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Rowland; Scollis Rowland; Ann Toole; Elizabeth White and Elizabeth Willey

Occupation: Arrived in Virginia in 1635
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
Last Updated:

About John Rowland, II, The Immigrant

Family Data Collection - Births about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Father: John Rowland

Mother: Scollis Pemberton

Birth Date: 1614

City: Egham

County: Surry Co

Country: England


"The Immigrant"

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Year: 1635

Place: Virginia

Source Publication Code: 2772

Primary Immigrant: Rowland, John

Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....

Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.

Page: 285


Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Year: 1635

Age: 21

Estimated birth year: abt 1614

Place: Bermuda

Source Publication Code: 1219.4

Primary Immigrant: Rowland, John

Source Bibliography: COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1607-1660. 1988. 600p. Page: 167


Immigrated to VA in 1635 on the ship Dorchester (Dorset?) and settled in James City Co, VA.

Believed to have worked for brother-in-law John White, who was in the merchant/shipping business.

John made a return trip to England before he died.


Family Data Collection - Marriages about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Spouse: Margaret Bailey

Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 1635

City: James City Co

State: VA


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Gender: male

Birth Place: England

Birth Year: 1614

Spouse Name: Margaret Bailey



Given Name: JOHN

Surname: ROWLAND

Suffix: II

Sex: M

Birth: 1614 in EGHAM ENGLAND

Death: AFT 1653 in JAMEStown, James City Co., Virginia

Father: JOHN ROWLAND b: ABT 1594 in Elham, Surry ENGLAND

Mother: SCOLLIS PEMBERTON b: ABT 1594 in England



John Rowland II was born about 1614. He is reputed to have immigrated to James City Co., Virginia aboard the vessel Dorchester, according to the ships manifest, in 1635 at the age of 21. He married / was married to Margaret Bailey (Bayly), the daughter of Lewis Bailey. He settled in the James City Co., Virginia area (which was called New Kent until 1734) probably across the river. James City County across the river became Surry County. In 1652 he is believed to have worked for his brother-in-law, one John White, who was merchant / shipping business. He is reputed to have returned to England and died in Jamestown, James City County, VA in 1653.


The Dorset sailed September 1635 to Babardoes with Master John Flowers.

Absolon Geo.: 16

Alburie Willm 15

Alden Edward 17

Aldworth Eliz: 15

Atkins Tho: 16

Bagley Judith 58

Barnes Wm: 15

Barrith Wm 16

Bonnick Nathaniel 16

Brabant Alexander 30

Bruister Wm 17

Bunting Rice 17

Casse Wm 19

Casson John 18

Chaplin Edward 20

Cheeseman Wm 20

Dart Jane 17

Davies Edward 17

Day Jo: 16

Denman Jo: 14

Donn Jo: 14

East Willm 15

Edwynn Edward 15

Elliston Willm 13

Fisher Robert 10

Fulcock Henry 15

George Hubbard 16

Glassenden John 14

Goldenham Jonas 16

Griffin Ann 35

Griffin Tho: 32

Grubthorn Edward 14

Harding Sarah 30

Harding Wm 30

Harkwood Jo: 20

Heth Jo: 21

Holt Humphrey 18

Ireland Tho: 10

Jennings Richard 35

Jennings Sarah 18

Johnson John 23

Joyner Tho: 16

Kemp Humphrey 16

Loe Jo: 18

Lort Sampson 30

Mansfield Jo: 19

Marthew vxor 30

Matthews Jo: 16

Middleton Edward: 15

Miller Jo: 47

Mitchell John 20

More Tho: 18

Morris Edward 18

Mosdell Jo: 24

Nicklin Jo: 17

Nowell Peternell 46

Palmer Ellis 21 & vxor

Palmer Geo: 27

Palmer Richard 30

Pennington Wm 18

Pynder Margaret 41

Pynder Tymothie 26

Ramsey Robert 15

Redford [or Reeford] John 16

Ridley Robert & ELizabeth both 30

Riley Tho: 16

Rising James 18

Rosden Wm 16

Rosse Henry 31

ROWLAND Jo: 21 ***

Russell Francis 23

Sell Jo: 15

Sharp Tho: 17

Simpson Edward 13

Simpson Wm 17

Stoker Wm 19

Stokes Tho: 30

Thomas David 26

Thomas Wm 17

Thorne Arthur 33

Tregagell Rice: 18

Turk Geo: Minister 40

Tustin Jo: 16

Vardell Robert 20

Vyncent Ezia 30

Wellman Christian 43

West Nathaniel 15

Williams John 16

Wite Daniel Minister 30

Woodcock Joshua 11

Wright Lubas 16

Dorset sources:

Hotten P of Q pg 132-133

(errors) Missing Eliz Ridley


Family Data Collection - Deaths about John Rowland

Name: John Rowland

Death Date: 1653

County: James City

State: VA

Country: USA Notes: Source:

U. S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 285 : 

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John Rowland, II, The Immigrant's Timeline

Egham, Surrey, England
Age 13
Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Age 21
Age 22
James City County, Colony of Virginia
Age 24
Age 25
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Age 28
Age 31
Age 39
Jamestown, James City, Colony of Virginia