Old King William Homes and Families: An Account of Some of the Old Homesteads and Families of King William County, Virginia, from Its Earliest Settlement

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J. P. Morton, 1897 - Historic buildings - 211 pages

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Page 29 - ... tone to the society of Virginia in the first half of the seventeenth century, not one was more respectable, nor one of higher character and standing, than General Robert Lewis, who, with his kindred, came over about the year 1645, entered lands, and made his home in one of the tide-water counties. His people had been sheriffs, sheriff deputies, county lieutenants, justices, and members of Parliament from Brecknock, Pembroke, Glamorgan, and other counties of Wales, for centuries before he founded...
Page 41 - Shee who now takes her Rest within this Tomb Had Rachel's Face and Leah's fruitful Womb, Abigail's wisdom, Lydia's Faithful Heart With Martha's care and Mary's Better part.
Page 29 - Castle of Edinburgh from the English, in the time of Edward I., was made constable of the said castle, and his posterity enjoyed that office for a long period, carrying the castle in their armorial bearings in memory thereof to this day.
Page 29 - 59, '60, and succeeding years. From the sons of George Eeade, some of the most eminent men of Virginia and the South .descended ; one of his descendants was Thomas Rootes, the grandfather of Howell Cobb, of Georgia. Speaker Augustine Warner and Mildred Reade had three daughters.
Page 41 - ... by one of her Maryland descendants. Henrietta Maria Neale married, first, Richard Bennett, and, second, Governor Philemon Lloyd, Master of "Wye House." She left numerous descendants, among them some of the most noted people in Maryland and Virginia. Richard Bennett was the son of Richard Bennett, the nephew of a wealthy London merchant, who resided for a time at Delft, Holland, as Deputy Governor of the English merchants, and was largely engaged in the Virginia trade. He came over in 1622, and...
Page 59 - John Dix Mills, born April 5, 1828." TEACKLE. 1. Rev. Thomas Teackle, first minister of Hungers Parish, Accomac County, Virginia, born 1624 in Gloucestershire, England. His father was slain in battle fighting under the banner of Charles ist. Being persecuted by Cromwell, he came to America in 1656, and settled at Craddock, an estate in Accomac County, where he performed the functions of his sacred calling until his death, January 26th, 1695.
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