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  • Francis Mason, Jr., Ancient Planter (c.1584 - 1648)
    Lt. Francis Mason (1st), Cavalier & Adventurer, and Ancient Planter of Jamestown, Virginia Company. Lt. Francis Mason (1), is the American Patriarch of this genealogy (Torrence & Allied Families) arriv...
  • James Samford (1624 - 1704)
  • Capt. John Clay, Ancient Planter (c.1588 - c.1635)
    Captain John Clay came to Jamestown, Virginia aboard the "Treasurer," in 1613. A soldier in the British army, John gained the rank of Captain by the age of 21 and was sent to Virginia to control proble...
  • Edward Grendon l, Ancient Planter (1560 - 1628)
    George Sandys, who served as Jamestown's inaugural resident treasurer from 1621-25, sold his 400 northside acres in James City to Edward Grendon in the 1620s. When Grendon passed away in 1628, he left ...
  • John Clay, Jr. (1587 - 1655)
    JOHN CLAY (Jr), b. ca 1624, probably Charles City Co., Va.; d. ca 1647 [ SIC: after 1662 ] Charles City Co., Va.; md. ca 1644, probably Charles City. Co., Va. to ELIZABETH ___________, who survived him...

Colonizing Virginia is an umbrella project covering the colonial period of Virginia history. It will begin with the first Englishmen set foot on a tiny island called Jamestown in 1607 and end with the outbreak of the American Revolution.