Namontack, of the Powhatan

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About Namontack, of the Powhatan

The youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan [17 years junior to Pochontas} was given the name Cleopatra by her brother-in-law, John Rolfe, the husband of Pochontas. Cleopatra married Cayugha Chief Opechancanough. They had two children, a son, Cornstalk, and a daughter, Princess Nicketti: "Beautiful Flower" or "She Sweeps The Dew From The Flowers." Nicketti married a Scottish trader named Hughes, and had a daughter, Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. Abadiah Hughes marrried Nathaniel Davis, from Wales, and had a daughter named Abadiah Davis, who married William Floyd of Amherst. The progenitor of the Ffloyd line is said to have beeen Prince Llewellyn Ap'Ffloyd, in the time of Edward I of England. Sir John Ffloyd, born 1570 in Wales, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I. He mnarried a lady of her court, who died, leaving him with a family of small children. His sons, Walter Ffloyd and Nathaniel Ffloyd, arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1623, bringing 15 people with them. They came on board Nathaniel's own ship, the Nova: Nathaniel was 24 years old. They patented Hog Island, off the Virginia coast, and later in other countied. 52 years later [1675] the brothers Willianm and Charles Ffloyd, with Frederick Ffloyd [whose relationship is not indicated] togather with John Ffloyd, the son of Nathaniel, patented in Accomac Co., Virginia. I find no records of the deacendants of William, Charles, Frederick, or Walter. William Floyd of Amherst [John, Nathaniel, John] was born in Accomac Co., Virginia, circa 1720. He married Adadiah Davis, the daughter of Nathaniel Davis and Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. They had 12 children.

There is positive and indisputable proof (Strong Words for Genealogy) that Pocahontas had a sister named Cleopatra (Matachanna). This proof was located in the old library of the Maryland Historical Society, an item of three lines covering eleven years. During the period covered by the fragment, matters became so bad between the Whites and the Indians that Opechancanough , Chief of the Powhatans, was induced to agree upon a line being established which neither White nor Indian, excepting truce bearers, should cross under penalty of being shot on sight. To insure strict obedience to the compact, a law was passed at Jamestown imposing a heavy penalty on any people crossing the line without a special permit from the Commissioners Council and the General Court. This accounts for the item alluded to, which is given verbatim. It reads: "Note: Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolfe petitions the governor to let him see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his mother's sister." Note: The record of the General Court was evidently intended to be a verbatim copy though they differ in phraseology and spelling. Note: "Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolph petitions Gov. to let him go see Opechanko, to whom he is allied, and Cleopatre, his mother's sister." Note: Thomas Rolfe was the son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.


Namontack, of the Powhatan MP Birth: 1601 Gloucester on York River, Virginia Death: 1641 (40) VA, USA Immediate Family: Daughter of Wahunsonacock Powhatan, Chief of the Powhatan and Winganuske Wife of Opechancanough Powhatan, Chief of the Pamunkey and Chief Opechan Stream Cornstalk Mother of Pride Carpenter; Daughter Ojibwe and Cocacoeske, of the Pamunky Sister of Parahunt Powhattan; Secotin Sonacock Powhattan; Taux Powhattan; Pamouic Sonacock Powhattan; Nantaquas and 5 others Half sister of Sheewa-a-nee, Chief Cornstalk; Matachanna "Cleopatra" Powhatan; Tahacope Powhatan and Metha Powhatan Added by: Living Crossno on October 8, 2008 Managed by: Matthew Christopher Hudson and 15 others Curated by: Erica Isabel Howton

The youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan [17 years junior to Pochontas} was given the name Cleopatra by her brother-in-law, John Rolfe, the husband of Pochontas. Cleopatra married Cayugha Chief Opechancanough. They had two children, a son, Cornstalk, and a daughter, Princess Nicketti: "Beautiful Flower" or "She Sweeps The Dew From The Flowers." Nicketti married a Scottish trader named Hughes, and had a daughter, Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. Abadiah Hughes marrried Nathaniel Davis, from Wales, and had a daughter named Abadiah Davis, who married William Floyd of Amherst. The progenitor of the Ffloyd line is said to have beeen Prince Llewellyn Ap'Ffloyd, in the time of Edward I of England. Sir John Ffloyd, born 1570 in Wales, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I. He mnarried a lady of her court, who died, leaving him with a family of small children. His sons, Walter Ffloyd and Nathaniel Ffloyd, arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1623, bringing 15 people with them. They came on board Nathaniel's own ship, the Nova: Nathaniel was 24 years old. They patented Hog Island, off the Virginia coast, and later in other countied. 52 years later [1675] the brothers Willianm and Charles Ffloyd, with Frederick Ffloyd [whose relationship is not indicated] togather with John Ffloyd, the son of Nathaniel, patented in Accomac Co., Virginia. I find no records of the deacendants of William, Charles, Frederick, or Walter. William Floyd of Amherst [John, Nathaniel, John] was born in Accomac Co., Virginia, circa 1720. He married Adadiah Davis, the daughter of Nathaniel Davis and Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. They had 12 children.

There is positive and indisputable proof (Strong Words for Genealogy) that Pocahontas had a sister named Cleopatra (Matachanna). This proof was located in the old library of the Maryland Historical Society, an item of three lines covering eleven years. During the period covered by the fragment, matters became so bad between the Whites and the Indians that Opechancanough , Chief of the Powhatans, was induced to agree upon a line being established which neither White nor Indian, excepting truce bearers, should cross under penalty of being shot on sight. To insure strict obedience to the compact, a law was passed at Jamestown imposing a heavy penalty on any people crossing the line without a special permit from the Commissioners Council and the General Court. This accounts for the item alluded to, which is given verbatim. It reads: "Note: Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolfe petitions the governor to let him see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his mother's sister." Note: The record of the General Court was evidently intended to be a verbatim copy though they differ in phraseology and spelling. Note: "Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolph petitions Gov. to let him go see Opechanko, to whom he is allied, and Cleopatre, his mother's sister." Note: Thomas Rolfe was the son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.

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Namontack, of the Powhatan's Timeline

1601
1601
Virginia
1632
1632
Age 31
King William, Virginia, USA
1641
1641
Age 40
VA, USA
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