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Eastern Shore Ancestry

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  • Elizabeth (of George Roberts) Greene (c.1635 - d.)
    Cattle Mark recorded 26 Jul 1662 Northampton Co, Virginia She was shown as Elizabeth Manlowe. Deed of Gift - Gave 26 Jul 1662 Northampton Co, Virginia Eliza Williams, alias Manlove, gave to her da...
  • John Manlove (1635 - 1695)
  • Mark Manlove, I (c.1600 - 1660)
  • Mark Manlove (c.1613 - 1666)
    Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants, pp. 374 1666 Mark Manlove willed to wife Eliza Manlove and to sons Mark Manlove, WIlliam Manlove, and Chrisopher Manlove, lands unnamed This guy...
  • Col. John Wise Sr. (1617 - 1695)
    He is not a son of Sir Thomas Wise and Mary Buller ; Sir Thomas Wise who married Mary Buller died 24 years before John Wise, the emigrant to Virginia, was born. His ancestry is not specifically known,...

The Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and particularly the lower end of it, has always been something of a world unto itself. But for all its geographic and genealogical isolation, it has had a significant impact on US history.

The Eastern Shore consists of the state of Delaware, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties in Maryland, and Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia - sometimes collectively referred to as "the Delmarva peninsula", or "the Delmarva" for short.

The Chesapeake Bay is very wide and was not casually crossed. People on one side tended to stay on that side...especially if it was the eastern side. There were two locations where it was narrower and easier to cross: Norfolk/Hampton, right at the mouth, and Kent Island, about three-fourths of the way up the bay to the north. (Both are now locations for bridges - the only bridges crossing the Bay.)