Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Gundry

Male 1595 - Aft 1637  (> 43 years)


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  • Name John Gundry 
    Born 1595  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1637  Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I072617  Tree1
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 

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      XXXi. CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS: ANCIENT PLANTERS: INTRODUCTION

      The following list includes those who are known to have come to Virginia before the close of the year 1616, survived the massacre, appear in the Muster of 1624/5 as then living in Virginia, and to most of whom the term "Ancient Planter" may with justification be applied.

      John Gundry, of Elizabeth City, Labourer, "an old planter who hath remained 8 yeares compleatt in this country to the Company upon the common land the full time of his service," patent, Dec. 6, 1628. Aged 33. In the Starr. Mary Gundry, in the George, 1616.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 70
      JOHN GUNDRY, of Eliz. Citty, Labourer, an old planter who hath remayned 9 yeares compleate in this country & performed to the Co. upon the comon land the full time of his service agreed on &c. for his first generall devdt., to be augmented &c., 150 acs. in the Territorie of Elia. Citty, 6 Dec. 1620, p. 476. (By Sir George Yeardlye.) (Note: The ground belonging to this pattent was measured by mee William Clayborne, Surveyor & bounded from the within named great Cr. along the banck of the river 75 po. & we endeth at a great white peeled tree & running into the woods with a right angle. William Clayborne.) Sd. land bordering E. upon Southampton Riv., W. upon the maine land, S. upon land in the occupation of William Capp & N. upon or towards the great Cr. of the same river. 100 acs. for his per. adv. & 50 acs. for the per adv. of Mary his wife, a new planter. Fee Rent: 1 shiling for every 50 acs., etc.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 70
      JOHN GUNDRY (Gunnery-Gunery) of Kiquotan, Planter, to CAPT. ADAM THOROGOOD, Gent., of Kiquotan,
      bill of sale of the abovementioned tract of land, 30 Dec. 1626, p. 477. Part of which land sd. Gundry hath lett & farmed out as followeth: To Thomas Thornborough 220 po. for 5 years yett to come, yeilding for rent every yeare a hen or a Capon, leaveing the sd. howseing rentable. at the expiration of sd. terme; to Thomas Flint 22 po. for 4 yrs., 2 Capons for rent yearely, leaving &c., to Lancelott Barnes 25 po. for 5 yrs., 2 Capons &c., as above, which poles are by the river side. Sd. Thorougood with 2 other sufficient sureties entered into bond to pay sd. Gundy 100 lbs. of lawful mony of England. Provided that the tenants above named shall quietly enjoy, hold & keepe either the severall shares of land & their howses builded thereon the full terme as above expressed, etc. Signed: John Gundry. Witnesses: Tho. Crampe, Edward Cage, Esmer Phillipps.