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

William Billingsley

Male Abt 1628 - 1657  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name William Billingsley 
    Born Abt 1628  Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1657  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039982  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father John Billingsley,   b. Abt 1587, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jan 1663/64, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Agatha Cooper,   b. Abt 1591, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1607  Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Transported" by Edward James with five others said James was granted 350 acres of land on Rapahannock 22 May 1650. (Land Rec. Lib. 2, fol. 219.)
      He married about 1651 Sarah Bowman, born Essex County, Virginia circa 1635. They settled in Richmond County where he owned a small farm and also a small vessel and were mostly engaged in transporting commodities in coast. trade. He died Dec. 1657 having been struck by a boom on his vessel. Sarah moved to Calvert County, Maryland early in 1656 having been "Transported" by her brother-in-law Francis Billingsley. She remained at his home during the year and then returned to Virginia with Francis and his family in 1659. She remarried (2) in 1663 a William Evart, and is stated to have died about 1690.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 2; Pg 192
      EDWARD JAMES, 350 acs. in Rappa. Riv. lyeing about 30 mi. up on the N. side, 22 May 1650, p. 219. Beg. on Ewd. side of Willing Cr., running to Wwd. side of the mouth of Newhaven Cr. Trans. of 7 pers: Walter Wyer, Alex Porrus, William Phillips, Wm. Billingsley, Tho. Billingsley, Jane Funge, Ann Richardes.