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

Edward Gov. Digges

Male 1621 - 1675  (53 years)


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  • Name Edward Gov. Digges 
    Born 29 Mar 1621  Chilham Castle, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1674/75  Bellfield, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027033  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Dudley Digges,   b. 1583, Digges Court, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1638/39, Chilham Castle, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Kemp,   b. 1583, Oliantigh, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1626, Chilham Castle, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1629  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Page,   b. 1625, Sudbury, County Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1691, Bellfield, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Yorktown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Digges,   b. 1654, Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Mary Digges,   b. 1658, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1690, Bruton Parish, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. William Digges,   b. 1652, 'Bellfield', York-Hampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1697, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Anne Digges,   b. 1659, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1688, Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. Dudley Digges,   b. 1664, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1709/10, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Edward Digges,   b. Aft 1660, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692  (Age > 32 years)
     7. Thomas Digges,   b. York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1675, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F02384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32117881

      Inscription:
      To the memory of Edward Digges Esq.
      Sonne of Dudley Digges of Chilham in Kent Kn t & Bar t Master of the Rolls in the reign of K. Charles the First.
      He departed this life 15th of March 1674 in the LIII d year of his age, one of his Mag ty Councill for this his colony of Virginia. A gentlemen of most commendable parts and ingenuity, the only introducer and promoter of the silk manufacture in this colony. And in everything else a pattern worthy of all Pious Imitation. He had issue 6 sons and 7 daughters by the body of Elizabeth his wife who of her conjugal affection hath dedicated to him this Memorial
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber Q, Page 101
      16 Jul 1696; Indenture from Gilbert Clarke, Gent., to William Digges; for 22,500# tobacco; the dwelling house which Gilbert Clarke lately built in Charles Town, lot #12; formerly taken up and built on by Anthony Neale; /s/ Gilbt. Clarke; wit. Richard Lomax, Edwd. Digges of England; a parcel of land called Jourdan in Manor of Zachia; bounded by branches of Zachia Swamp; containing 1,500 acres of land; /s/ Wm. Joseph; wit. Will. Hutchison, Cleborne Lomax [p. 115 repeat indenture of this]
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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXIII; Abstracted by Beverley Fleet

      p.70. Patent. 20 Aug 1655. Edward Digges Esqr etc to Richard Codsford,
      400 acres in Westmoreland Co. On S.E. side of land of Edward Parker.
      W.S.W. into the woods, N.N.E. on head of a creek div this land from
      a tract of 1000 acres belonging to Mr Valentine Peyton, etc

      p.7l. Patent. 10 Sept 1656. Edward Digges Esqr Gov etc to Richard
      Turney, 700 acres in Westmoreland Co. Adjs a corner tree of John
      Walton's land surveyed by Mr Sampson next to the land at the said
      Turney and upon the land now surveyed for Walton. Due for transporting 14 persons into the colony. See next entry.

      p.91. Patent. 14 January 1656/7. Edward Digges Esqr etc to John
      Rosier, Clerke, 1050 acres in Westmoreland Co on NW side of Nominy
      River. 500 acres of this land formerly granted on 11 Nov 1650 to
      Lewis Burrell and by him assigne. to Thomas Yeowell and by him assigned to said Rosier. 300. acres another part formerly granted to Thomas Yeowell and by him assigned to said Rosier. The 250 acres residue due for the transportation of 5 persons. See next entry.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 2; Pg 214
      EDWARD DIGGS, Esqr., 1200 acs. in Hampton Parish, Yorke Co., 6 May 1651, p. 316. Upon S. side of Yorke Riv., beg. on a point at the mouth & Ewd. side of Wests Cr., E. & S. to point on Wwd. side of Millers Cr., S. E. to Morgans Cr. which divides this & land of Fra. Morgan, Gent., running S. W. then N. W. upon land of William Sawyer over a swamp leading to the Indian Bridge. Due by purchase from Capt. John West & Ann his wife, 11 Dec. 1650, & also for trans. of 24 pers: Owen Maker, David Owen, Wm. Hunter, Fra. Milieu, Dosabell Peach Prist Green, Hum. Sayle, Tho. Avery, Ro. Bulliford, Henry Barnes, Chr. Allen, Nico. Connaway, John Clarke, John Scales, John Pouncy, Geo. Sweetaple, Wm. Thomas, Wm. 'White, Ben. Roberts, Isaac Jones, Harbert Judd, Henry Adkins, Eliza. Pye, Joane Hutton.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 3; Pg 236
      MR. EDWARD DIGGS, 2,350 acs. called Matapony Fort, Glocester Co., on N. side of Matapony Riv., 1 June 1653, p. 16. Beg. at a small run called Pockatamanio &c. Trans. of 47 pers.*