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Ancient Planters of the Colony of Virginia

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  • William "Immigrant" Presley, III (1608 - 1657)
    When William Presley wrote his will, his son William was of age and his son Peter was not. However, by 1652 when they signed the Oath of Allegiance Peter has reached the age of 21. William Presley&#x...
  • Stephen Horsey, Burgess and Quaker (1620 - 1671)
    Will of Stephen Horsey Will of Stephen Horsey Sr., Prerogative Court Record 1635- 1674, (microfilm, Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, SR 4396) pp. 458-9 ...
  • Bartholomew Hoskins, of Elizabeth River (c.1602 - 1663)
    On July 3, 1624, Mrs. Dorcas Foster was married at St. Dunstan's Church, in Stepney, London, England to Bartholomew Hoskins of Jamestown, Virginia and London, England. Dorcas Foster was described as a ...
  • Thomas Grendon, Ancient Planter (1585 - 1678)
    Served as a burgess.
  • Matthew Strickland, II (1663 - 1730)
    May have been born Crosthwaite Parish, Cumbria, England. died Bef. October 25, 1730 in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA Notes for Matthew M. Strickland, Jr.: A second source gives his birth ...

The term "Ancient Planter" is applied to those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, and paid their passage. They received the first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal adventure.

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Supplemental Reading

  • Colonial Surry By John Bennett Boddie: those Ancient Planters who settled in what became Surry County.
  • Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers: A Biographical Dictionary, 1607-1635 by Martha W. McCartney: short biographies in alphabetical order of early Virginia settlers.
  • Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, by Nell M. Nugent: abstracts of Virginia's early land grants.
  • http://www.preservationvirginia.org/rediscovery/pdf/buckweb.pdf. The APVA's report on the excavation of Neck-O-Land, the land grant belonging to Rev. Richard Buck.
  • http://www.virtualjamestown.org/essays/brown_essay.html. An essay about the role of women in the founding of Jamestown.

Scope of Project

The scope of this project will be to link the Geni profiles to the Ancient Planters of Colonial America. If anyone is interested in researching and helping find or create the profiles of the listed ancient planters, please contact a project manager.

List of Ancient Planters