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

Henry Brooke

Male Abt 1614 - 1663  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Henry Brooke 
    Born Abt 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1662/63  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025473  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father Nicholas Brooke,   b. Bef 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1649, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Family ID F15678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Saxton,   d. 1642, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1639  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Brooke,   b. 1640, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1698, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Dorothy Brooke,   b. 1642, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F15677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Rokely,   b. Bef 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married 1643  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Brooke,   b. 1644, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1702/03, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Emanuel Brooke,   b. Bef 1649, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1661, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 12 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F15676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 6
      BROOKS, HENRY, shipwright, 21 June 1662; 3 February 1662/3.
      My wife Joane to be exx.; dau. Dorothy Brooks; grandchild Lidia dau. of Lawrence Abbington; Henry Saxton my godson and his father Nicholas Saxton; dau. Jane Higden; dau. Lidia Abbington; Richard Cole to be overseer.
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      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 167
      Note: Westmoreland County Deeds, Wills, Patents, &c. from 1661 to 1662, p. 46 dorso]:

      APPOMATTOX VESTRY. Wee whose names are here underwritten were made Choice of as Vestry men by ye Parish of Appomattox & have taken ye oath of Alegiance & Supremacie & doe subscribe ye following words: as, I doe Acknowledge my self a true sonn of ye Church of Engld so I doc beleeve ye Articles of faith there professed & oblige myself to bee Conformable to ye Doctrine & Dicepline there taught & established. Dated this 3d. of July 1661

      JOHN DODMAN ANDREW MUNROE JOHN WASHINGTON HERBERT SMITH DANIELL LISSON RICHARD GRIFFIN WILLIAM FFREKE JOHN TURNER FFRANCIS GREY WILLIAM WEBB HENRY BROOKES NATHANIEL JONES
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      Was in St. Mary's County by 1642, Listed as a shipwright. Left MD to get away from religious tensions, moved to Westmoreland Co. VA. His will was dated 21 June, 1662

      Wroe, William Clarke; The Wroe and Chancellor Families; Edgewater MD, 1992
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      p.13. First part of entry not here. ".. .. of Henry Brook; - - southwest upon the land of Capt Baldridge and Mr James Baldridge, Northeast along there land to the place where it first began. The said Land being due unto the said Hercules Bridges by and for the transportacon of fower persons int the Colony all whose names are - - menconed under the Pattent ete. Given at James Citty under my hand and the Seale of the Colony this 3 Septem- 1651 William Berkeley".

      p.45. Inventory of est of Mr James Baldridge and of Capt Tho Baldridge. Appraised by Hen: Brookes, Hercules Bridges, Andrew Munroe and William Freake. 9 April 1655. Then follows a list of personal property. "1st Octo 1655 This Inventory was exhibitted in Court by Mr James Baldridge the Adm'r who tooke his oath then of the truth thereof and is Recorded".

      p.47. Entry mutilated. Henry Brookes of Westmoreland assigns - hundred acres to Richard Cole and David Anderson. 20 Oct 1655. Signed Henry Brookes. Wit: John Brooke. Rec - - m 1655. (this date evidently 20th Novem 1655)

      p.54. "John Brooks aged 29 yeares or thereabouts being sworne and examined saith That he was present when Daniel Lisson solde a servant to Henry Brookes whose name was Robert Cotterrell And further saith not John Brookes 10 March 1655 Jurat in Cur". (1655/6)

      p.64. Richard Cole assigns to David Anderson title to 200 acres adj land of Henry Brookes and the Creek. 10 March 1655/6. Signed Richard Cole
      Wit:
      John Brooke
      Tho Humfry
      Ack and rec 10 Mar 1655/6.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-17 10:05:18
      VIRGINIA MISCELLANEA

      Oct. 30, 1655. Henry Brooke, Shipwright, assigned 100 acres to Richard Cole and David Anderson. (Wills & Deeds, Book 1, p. 19.)

      Mar. 31, 1658. Henry Brooke to his daughter Lydia, wife of Lawrence Abbington. (Deeds, Wills & Patents, Book 1, p. 100.)

      Feb. 3, 1662. The will of Henry Brooke. Wife, Joane [Jane]; daughter Dorothy; daughter, Jane Higdon, wife of Richard; grand child, Lydia Abbington. (Wills & Deeds, Book 1, p. 19.)
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      James Hughes 2006-01-19 17:38:04
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 246

      [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 6, p. 240.

      Abstract]:

      February 19, 1717. Joseph Abbington of the parish of Washington to Augustine Washington gent. of the same "whereas Henry Brookes gave unto Lydia Abbington fifty acres of land adjoining to the land of Lawrence Abbington and in case of no heirs shall fall unto Lawrence Abbington the father of said Lydia who was seated by a deed of guift upon one hundred acres of land lying & being upon Pope's Creek as by his will dated Jan. 21, 1667 [proved May 25, 1670], this land being in possession of Lawrence Abbington & Lydia, one of the daughters & co-heirs of Henry Brookes from them descended and came to Lawrence Abbington their son, and from him the said land descended & came to Brooks Abbington who left only one son lately deceased, by means whereof the aforesaid Joseph Abbington has now become heir at law, and for 170 sterling conveys the said 150 acres of land, with all houses edifices, buildings, Tobacco houses fences orchards gardens etc. to Augustine Washington. . . ."

      Joseph Abbington promptly vacated the land and buildings named in the above indenture, and removed to near Baltimore in Maryland where he soon became of record as a resident:

      [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills Book 6, p.

      378. Abstract]:

      Indenture September 5, 1718. Joseph Abbington of the Province of Maryland of the parish of Gunpowder in the county of Baltimore to Augustine Washington gentl. of the parish of Washington in the county of Westmor'ld, Virginia.

      Henry Brookes took up land lying between Popes Creek & little Appomattox Creek as by his Patent may more fully appear. This land falling unto Lawrence Abbington from him the land descended & came to Brookes Abbington who left only one son and lately deceased by means whereof the aforesaid Joseph Abbington is now become heir at law thereto. The said Joseph Abbington for 110 sterling, conveys to Augustine Washington all that aforesaid tract & parcel of land & premises granted in & by the aforesd Patent or intended to be thereby granted as the same is bounded by the said Patent, together with all houses edifices buildings Tobacco houses fences, orchards, gardens etc.
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 7
      COLE, RICHARD, Parish of Appomattox; 4 November 1663; 27 April 1664.
      Widow Brooks; Nicholas Saxton; my goddau. Jane the wife of Richard Higden; Joice Arbell; Thomas Webb; the widow Brooks to be exx. Witnesses; John Brook and John Bell.
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      Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 46
      Brooke, Lydia, 1650, by Henry Brooke, Northumberland Co.
      Brooke, Eman., 1650, by Henry Brooke, Northumberland Co.
      Brooke, Jane, 1650, by Henry Brooke, Northumberland Co.
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      p.55. Henry Brookes gives David and Robert Witcliffe 100 Acres in Appomattacke. Adjs " Tom Muns his poynt", etc. 10 March 1655/6.
      Signed Hen: Brookes his mark
      Wit:Th Wilsord
      Ack and rec 10 Mar 1655/6.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-27 14:13:01
      Henry Brooke Arrived in Maryland in 1641

      Maryland Land Book, No. 1, Page 10

      Date 1648/ Captain William Hawley receives 2,000 acres on account of transport of 10 men into the colony. Listed among them is Henry brooks brought over in 1641 at the expense of Captains Cornwallis and Cuthbert Fenwick, (who came with the Arc and Dove).

      Henry Brooke Patents Land in Virginia

      Nugent, Nell Marion,-"Cavaliers and Pioneers", consisting of Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1625-1680. Dietz Pringing Co, Richmond 1934.

      First Patent, 1650, Page 193. Patent Book No. 2, Page 225.

      Henry Brooke, 658 acres Northumberland Co. 31 May, 1650; p. 225; N. E. upon Potomack River; S. E. upon Cr. dividing this from land of Nathaniel Pope Grant; N. W. upon Cr. dividing this from land of Hercules Bridges.
      Trans. of 13 persons. Henry Brooke, David Whitliff, Emanuel Brooke, Jane Brooke, Jane Brooke, Robert Whitliffe, Lydia (spelled Lidia in his will)Brooke, Alice Whitliffe (also spelled Wickliffe in same patent).

      Source:
      Julihn, C. E.
      Julihn genealogy : (Virginia families)
      unknown: Second print. by I. and L.L. Ryder, 1978, 154 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-27 13:07:02
      p.54. "John Brooks aged 29 yeares or thereabouts being sworne and examined saith That he was present when Daniel Lisson solde a servant to Henry Brookes whose name was Robert Cotterrell And further saith not
      John Brookes
      10 March 1655 Jurat in Cur". (1655/6)

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-27 12:22:44
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 158

      Patent from Sr Wm Berkeley, Knt. Governor &c unto Major John Washington for 320 acres upon ye south east side of a Creeke commonly called Holles creeke, beginning at an Oyster shell poynt abutting upon Potomack river; bounded by lands of Daniel Lisson, Widdow Brookes and Richard Hills; 125 acres of which was granted to Henry Brookes 14 Oct. 1657, by him sold to Richard Cooke who sold to David Anderson who, on Dec. 3, 1664, sold the same to Majr John Washington; the other 195 acres for the transportation of foure psons; dated March 23, 1664. [Land Office, Richmond, Virginia., Patents, Old Book No. 5, p. 161.] The deed from David Anderson and his wife Elizabeth is recorded at page 252 of Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 1. Col. John Washington's residence was upon this David Anderson tract on Bridges' Creek, and the graveyard in which he is buried is on the same Anderson 125 acres, part of the 320 acre patent.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=225&last=&g_p=P2&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Brooks, Henry.
      Publication 31 May 1650.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Brook, Brookes.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 658 acres abutting north east upon Potomack River; S. E. upon a creek that divides this land from the land of Nath. Pope.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 225 (Reel 2).
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      James Hughes 2006-01-27 14:29:00
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=329&last=&g_p=P4&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Liston, Daniel.
      Publication 4 October 1658.
      Gen. note "This patent renewed in Listonís name 18 Mar. 1662."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 400 acres on the south side of Potomack River, adjoining Thomas Baldridge, Henry Brooks &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 329 (Reel 4).

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=171&last=&g_p=P5&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Brookes, Henry.
      Publication 18 November 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Brook, Brooks.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 1020 acres on the south side of Potomack River adjoining land of Danl. Liston and Henry Pope.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 171 (Reel 5).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=129&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Griffin, Richard.
      Publication 30 September 1664.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 57 acres adjoining land of Henry Brookes, and Richard Hill.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 129 (Reel 5).
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=55&last=&g_p=P5&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Brookes[Butler], Dorothy.
      Publication 23 March 1664.
      Gen. note Brookes, Dorothy (alias Butler) (mm: orginally Henry Brooks}
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 650 acres on the south side of Appamattox Creek and Potomack River.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 55 (Reel 5).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 161
      GEORGE LUDLOWE, Esqr., 1927 acs., Yorke Co., July 26, 1646, Page 51. Beg. at Wormeleys Cr. on the S. side of Charles Riv., etc., adj. Mill land belonging to Warwick River, and to land of Hugh Allen. Several tracts aggregating 475 acs. lately in the possession of: Henry Brook, Richard Kinsey, Richard Smith, Thomas Jolly, decd., & Jo. Matteram. 600 acs. part formerly granted unto Martin Boke, Apr. 24, 1637 & due Ludlowe by order of court; 750 acs. more called Yorke Plantation by purchase from George Menefye, to whom the same was morgaged by Sir John Harvey, as appeareth by deed.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 167
      NICHOLAS BROOKE, the Younger, Merchant, 500 acs. commonly called the Middle Plantation, Yorke Co., Aug. 13, 1646, Page 90. Lying S. W. upon the Palisadoes, & land formerly belonging to Thomas Lucas, N. W. upon the great swamp. Formerly granted Capt. Richard Popeley for his first seating, by him sold to Henry Brooke the younger, merchant, & since conveyed to sd. Nicholas.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 167
      HENRY BROOKE, Jr., Merchant to NICHOLAS BROOKE, assignment of the above. Consideration: 7,000 Lbs. Tobacco with cask. Mar. 3, 1645, Page 90. Witnesses: Sandi. Abbott & Edm. Mathewes, Possession of the above plantation was delivered to said Henry by Elizabeth, the relict & Admix. of said Popeley.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 193
      HENRY BROOKE, 658 acs. Northumberland Co., 31 May 1650, p. 225. N. E. upon Potomeck Riv., S. E. upon a cr. dividing this from land of Nath. Pope, Gent., N. W. upon a a. dividing this from land of Hercules Bridges. Trans. of 13 pers: Henry Brooke, David Whitliff, Eman. Brooke, Jane Brooke, Jane Brooke, Robt. Whitliffe, Lydia Brooke, Alice Whitliffe.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 211
      DAVID PHILLIPS, 400 an. Northumberland Co., 3 Apr. 1651, p. 305. 300 an. thereof abutting upon the land of Henry Brooke, S. E. upon Fishing Cr; & 100 an. upon the Ewd. side of Fishing Cr. Trans. of 8 pers.*
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 224
      NICHOLAS BROOKE, the younger, Merchant, 500 acs. Yorke Co., 13 Aug. 1646, p. 360. Commonly called by the name of the Middle plantation, bounded S. W. upon the Pallisadoes, N. E. into the forrest, S. W. upon land formerly belonging unto Thomas Lucas, & N. W. upon the great swamp. The said 500 acs. being formerly granted unto Capt. Richard Popely for his first seating there & confirmed by order of Court 6 June 1639, & due unto Henry Brooke, Younger, Merchant, by bill of sale under the hand and seale of the said Capt. Popely bearing date 16 Mar. 1643, which deed remaineth upon record at James City, & since conveyed by the sd. Henry unto the sd. Nicholas Brooke by Bargain & Seale dated 3 Mar. 1645, which deed of sale remaineth upon record under this patent.
      Wittness these presents that I Nicholas Brooke Junr. for a Valueable Consideration to mee in hand paid before the date hereof of Mr. Nicholas Brooke Senr. my father doe bargaine sell, assign and sett over the within mentioned patent and the Land therein bounded being called the Middle Plantation to my said father his heires or assignes for ever, with Warrantee against all persons that shall lay any Claime to the premises. Wittness my hand this 12th of July 1649. Nicho. Brooke Junr. Witnessed by: Robert Huberd, Mathew Huberd.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 324
      RICHARD COALE & DAVID ANDERSON, 150 acs. Westmoreland Co., 24 Oct. 1655, p. 15, (23). 100 acs. WI?. upon a creek dividing this from land of Hercules Bridges; 50 acs. Nly. upon sd. land & land of Henry Brookes. Trans. of 3 pers: Fra. Thomas, Jno. Frizzer, Anne Perry.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 446
      MAJOR JOHN WASHINGTON, 320 acs. Westmoreland Co., 23 Mar. 1664, p. 161, (38). Upon S.E. side of Hollis Cr., beg. at an Oyster shell poynt, N.E. by N. upon Potomack Riv., N.W. by W. upon a cr. dividing this from land in possession of Mr. Daniell Lisson, S.E. by E. upon a gutt dividing this land in possession of Widdow Brookes &c. along Richard Hills lyne 228 perches till it falls on line of Mr. Daniell Lisson &c. 125 acs, granted to Henry Brooke 14 Oct. 1657 by him assigned to Richard Coale, who sold to Davy Anderson & by him assigned to sd. Washington, & 195 acs. for trans. of 4 pers: Ambrose Couch, Robt. Alexander, Jno. Alexander, Samll. Short
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 466
      RICHARD GRIFFIN, 57 acs. W'moreland Co., 30 Sept. 1664, p. 222, Being a triangular parcel, bounded N.E. with land of Henry Brookes, S.S.W. with land of Richard Hill, etc. Trans. of Wm. Coles.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 473
      HENRY BROOKES, 1020 acs. W'moreland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 245, (171). S. side of Petomecke Riv., on N.W. side of a Cr. dividing this from land of Dann. Liston & S.E. with Cr. dividing this from land of Lt. Col. Henry Pope. Renewal of patent dated 14 Oct. 1657.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 87
      JANE BROOKES. Relict of Henry Brookes, 280 acs. W'moreland Co.. S". E. side of Appomatox Cr., adj. Col. Jno. Washington, Rich. Higden, Lawrence Abington, &c: 16 Oct. 1670, p. 337. Being the surplus of 1020 acs. granted sd. Henry 14 Oct. 1657, & granted sd. lane by order. &c. 23 Oct. 1669. Trans. of 6 pers: Tho. Johnson, James Wells. Martyn Jones, Wm. Davys, Mary Bonner, Wm Mallard.

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