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Provided that the strengthen the Plantation w**^ three other
men, And yf Ensigne Chaplen will affourde grounde and
howse roome to Henry Turner, waiter Price and theire
servante, y* then m"" Cawssey provide other three in the
Roome of them to strengthen the Trweloues Plantation

Y* is ordered y* Richarde miltone (3) shall live at shirley hun-
and looke vnto the Cattle of Barkley hundred for which
he shalbee allowed Fif tie pound waight of Tobacco and
the milke of the said Kyne, Provided that he Carefully
looke vnto them

(2)-Nathaniel Causey, lived at "Causeys Cave" or "Care," in the pres-
ent Prince George County, probably the later "Cawsons," which was
the birthplace of Jolm Randolph of Roanoke, and long a seat of the
Bland family; at the census of 1624-5 he lived at Jordan's Journey, and
his "Muster" comprised himself, who came in the Phoenix in 1607, his
wife Thomasine who came in the Lyon in 1609, and five servants. Na-
thaniel Causey was one of John Smith's soldiers was badly wounded
during the Indian Massacre of 1622, was a member of the House of Bur-
gesses in 1623, and when he returned to England in 1627 (whether as a
visitor or to stay is not known) was one of those who contributed in-
formation to Smith's General History.

Between May, 1621 and June, 1622 among the large grants of land made
by the Virginia Company was one to Rowland Truelove, and several
associates, who organized themselves into a private Society called the
Truelove Society Plantation. But little is known of this plantation.
Brown, First Republic, (499,568) mentions two voyages in 1622 and 1623
from England of the bark Truelove belonging to the Society, carrying
supplies and emigrants.

(3)-Richard Milton, who came in the Suply in 1620, lived at Jordon's
Journey, 1624-5.


Peeter Cecill swome & Examined sayeth that John

Downman (4) vsed those oprobious speeches w*^** are mentioned

in Cap. nicholes marten his Declaratione

Thomas Rastell swome and Examined sayeth and affirmeth
vpon his oath that he hath paide all the Debte char-
ged vppon his Accompt

[Ink folio 73]
Y* is ordered y*^ John Downeman for his oprobius
speeches vsed to Cap nicholes Martine shall paye
tenn pound ster' for a fyne and Acknowledg his faulte
in the Publique Congregation at Kickotan and then to
aske Cap' Martine forgivenes

It is ordered y^ whereas there remayneth over and aboue
those Disbursements Disbursed by m'' Rastell one hundred
and forty pownd ster' at three shillings p pownd in the
handes of m' Rastell, That m'' Rastell shall leave
those Dept that are Dew to him here in Virginia
Amountinge to two thowsand two hundred pownd
waight of Tobacco, to this Courte as securitie
Provided that m' Rastell at or before the first

(4)- John Dowman age 33, who had come on the John and Francis in 1611,
lived at Elizabeth City in 1624-5, with his wife Elizabeth, age 22, who
came in the Warwick in 1621. He was a Burgess for Elizabeth City in

Captain Nicholas Marten or Martian was a Protestant Walloon who was
denizized in England and came to Virginia. He lived at the Main near
Jamestown in 1624, at Elizabeth City in 1625, (when his age is. given
as 33 and it is stated he came in the Francis Bonaventure in 1620), was
one of the first settlers at Kiskiack (in the neighborliood of the present
Yorktown) in 1620. He was a member of the House of Burgesses for
Kiskiack in March, 1624-5, for that place and the Isle of Kent, February,
1631-2 and for Kiskiack, Sept., 1632, and February, 1632-3. His will
was proved in York County April 4, 1657. His first wife appears to
have been Jane, widow of Lt. Edward Berkeley and his second Isabell
Beech. Captain Martian took a leading part in the first Virginia "re-
bellion," that against Governor Harvey in 1635, and had the honor to
be the common ancestor of Washington and Lee.

The "Publique Congregation" refers to the members of the church
near Hampton, whose foundations were discovered not long ago.


Daye of februarye w*=^ shalbe in the yeere of o' lord
god 1625 Do p duce and send over from George
Gauntlett A Discharge, that m'' Rastell shall haue
those Deptes retomed him againe.

M'^ Rastell Acknowledgeth y* he hath receaved three
hxmdred and fyf tye pownde waight of Tobacco of
Sargeant W'm Barry and John Warde, vppon
Condicone to bringe or send over fower servantes
to be bounde for five yeeres apeece at o"" before
Christmas next or ellse to f orf ect seaven himdred
pownd waight of Tobacco

M'' Threasurer Doth make Choyse for five hundred
Acres of Land at Chapokes Creeke oposite
against Sandy poynte for ye land dew to his office

[Ink folio 74]

A Courte held the 24*'^ of Januarye 1624
present S"" Franncis Wyatt knight, &c
Sr: George Yardley, m'' Threasiirer, Doctor
Pott, Capt Hamer & Capt. Smith,

It is ordered y* m'' w™ Horwood shall paye fower barrells
of Come and the remainder of two hundred pownd waight
of Tobacco w**" in for Twenty Days next after ye date
hereof to Capt Hamer at his Dwelling howse
at hog Ilande

Concerning Capt Peerce his peticione it is thought resonable
y' he shvld be satisfied for the loss of his shallop, but
for y* there is noe Publique stock to satisfie the same
it is refered vnto the generall Assembly

Francis Banck swome and examined sayeth y* m' Cheale
goeinge from the forte to the store to share A hogshed


of Beeff, Called John Bennett, w'=^ then stood CenteneU (5)

to go w*** him, and John Benett sent this Examinat

to send m"" Pinke to saide Chealnell in his place, w^^ m'' Pinke

refused to Doe, and this Deponent goinge into ye field

to worke, Francis woodsome was then CenteneU,

after this m'' Pinke cam into the Field and went &

stoode by ye men y* were at woorke and after ye men had

gone throw there Roes they sate Downe to Drinke Tobacco

and m'' Pinke sate downe w**" them and after this Deponent

cam in and sate Downe w*^ them, And Francis woodsome

also, but whether woodsome were cald or whether

he cam of, of him self or not, he knoweth nott, but

whether Henry Pincke cam to garde, or to stande

CenteneU this Deponent knoweth nott

[Ink folio 75]
(9) And further this Exam'nt sayeth y* when the
Alarm' was geven Henry Pinke and this Exam'nt
and others cam to the olde forte whenc
m'' Bate w*** some other sett them ov before.
Cam Bass Came, and goinge from there to
the other forte they brought of to o'' three
of the slayne men, before Capt' Bass cam in

(5)-This entry shows that in 1624 there were stores or warehouses out-
side the palisades of the fort at Jamestown and that sentries were kept
regularly on duty.

(9)-These entries evidently refer to an attack made by Indians on one
of the Virginia settlements in 1623 or 1624. It is probable the attack
occurred at Warrosquoiacke (present Isle of Wight Co.) Captain Nathan-
iel Basse of Basses Choice in 1625, was then aged 35 and had come in the
Furtherance in 1622. On June 2, 1620 and January 30, 1621-2, he
with his associates, Sir Richard Worsley, Bart. John Hobson, gent,
and Captain Christopher Lawne agreed with the Virginia Company to
transport 100 persons to Virginia, and received a confirmation of their
old patent, the plantations on which was called "The Isle of Wight Plan-
tation." Captain Basse was Burgess for Warrosquoiacke March. 1623-4
and October, 1629.

Basse's choice was at Warrosquoiacke. Nearby was the planta-
tion of Mr. Edward Bennett, and Henry Pinke, who came in the London
Merchant in 1619 and John Bate, who came in the Addam in 1621,
were included among Bennett's servants or subordinates. Bennett's Plan-
tation was at the present Rock Wharf on James River and Basse's Choice
was not far below on the west side of the mouth of Pagan Creek.


and then w*"" Capt' Bass his help they brought

of the rest

M'' Francis Bolton minister affirmeth y* p'sently

vppon the Alarm m'' Bates Ariued him self

w**" as much speed as he could and sett owt powder

and shott, and went owt of the forte & went

to rescue the men

And further sayeth y* m"" Chewe did tell him

Since it Appeareth y* there was A Centinnell sett
vppon the men, And that by his necklect in
Cominge of, that misfortune happened, and him selfe
slayne, There appears to us noe Cause to
Censure the rest

Capt Hamer at this Courte Doth assigne over to m""
Richard Kingsmill one hundred acres of lande
Dve to him for Transportation of two and
in ye yeere of the lord 1617 in the good ship
caled the Edwyn, the names of ye servants
are, Robert Burte and W'm Halila

[Ink folio 76]

M"" W'm Horwood depaieth y* ye busines betweene him and
Capt' Hamer Conceminge John Davis, be referred
till the arrival of shipping owt of England at w<^^
tyme m"" Horwood is to make Satisfaction or ells
the business to be Determined by the Courte

Edwarde Grunden (6) gent swome and Examined sayeth, that
S"" Samuell Argall gave Livt' Batters Certen
land in James Jland, And that Livt' Batters, Did

(6)-Edward Grindon was Burgess for "Smythe's Mount," the other
side of the water and Hog Island, 1622-23. He was living across the river
from Jamestown February, 1623.


sell ye same land to David Ellis, for betwixt thirty
or f ortie pownds ster '

Addam Dixon sworae and examined, affirmeth ye same

Y*^ is ordered y* upon these depositions David Ellis shall haue

A pattent
of the same lande, w therby to enable him
to make good his assignment to John Raddishe
and John Radish his sale to Sir George

John Davis swome and exam'd sayeth

Y* is ordered y* Rice How (7) shall Redeliuer
the man servant to M' Pallmer

Silvester Bullen (8) swome and Examined sayeth' y* Robert
marshall Did Accept of Certen Comodities he bought
of Daniell Lucy, and three bushells of Come in full
payment for A Sowe he sold m"" Lacye

(7)-Rice How or Hooe (proper form of the name) was born about
1599, and came to Virginia, not in 1635, as has been heretofore stated,
but at least as early as 1624. He patented considerable tracts of land
in James City and Charles City Counties, and was member of the House
of Burgesses for Shirley Htmdred Island 1642 and for Charles City
County 1644, 1645 and 1646. The destruction of the records of Charles
City County and of most of the early ones of Stafford prevent us from
ascertaining his relation to the Hooes of Stafford, King George, &c.

In the census of 1624-5, in Christopher Woodward's "Muster" at
West and Shirley Hundred, appear his own name and those of his
"partners" John Higgins and Rice Howe, who was then aged 26 and who
came in the Gifte in 1618.

In the remaining records of vStafford is a suit, made 1690, by a white
servant endeavoring to obtain his freedom. He states that he was
sold to Thomas Howard, deceased, "predecessor to Mr. Rice Hooe"
(which means that Hooe had married Howard's widow) and had served
six years, making it about 1684, when he was sold. In the same county
Court in 1691 is a suit against Rice Hooe, who married Mary Massey,
widow. In a deed in Stafford, 1701, is mention of a mill on Occoquan
built by the father of Mr. Rice Hooe, then living. The Rice Hooe of
the text was probably the father of the first of the name in Stafford,
though there is no positive proof. For notes on Hooe family, see this
Magazine IV., 427-429; XIII, 319-320.

(8)-Silvestcr Bullen, aged 28 in 1625, was then a servant to Richard
Tree on James City Island. Robert Marshall and Anne, his wife, both
of whom came in the George, were living at James City Island 1625.


[Ink folio 77]

Sargent Thomas Crampe swome & Examined sayeth
y* m"" Bess Did first dress Livt' Harisons wounde

It is ordered y* yf the boy be to serve
after the masters Death y't then his service
the p'vost m y* George menefree
Doe paye one hundred and Fiftie pownd
waight of Tobacco to the p'vost marshall
owt of the masters wages or otherwyse
to shew cause to the Contrary in ye
Courte y* next mondaye

Yt is ordered y* p'vost marshall shall
have a pownde of Tobacco of every one
that is by him warned to the Courte

It is ordered that Capt : Roger Smyth shall have paid
him by the Treaor in full satisfacion of his sal arte
agreed vpon for his vndertaking of the Fort att
Warescoick twelve hundred pownds of Tobacco, and
twelve barrells of Indian come, w'= tobacco and Come
is to be part of that w° is due to the Councell
beinge the moyty of the Companies rentes, and what
shall remayne of Come and X tobacco to be equally
divided among the Councell

Wassell Rayner (10) swome and examined sayeth that John

gent lyeinge Sicke at theire m"" his howse made a will wherein
he had given his estate to A yonge woman in England and
aboute A moneth after y' will was made he caled to m""
Stephens boy James to brtng him the will and caused
the boy to caste it into y'' fier and saw it bumte, after w*'''
he growinge very weake Desired m'' Richard Stephens to

(lO)-Wassell Rayner, aged 28, and his wife Joane were among the ser-
vants of Richard Stephens at James City in 1624-5.


take his estate into his hands, and to paye his Dept

in this Countrey and to retume ye remaynder to his father

in London

Joane Rayner wyeffe to wassell Raynar affirmeth y« same.

[ink folio 78]

Thomas Nunn swome and Examined sayeth, That John

Crowd 'nt
tooke in A passenger at Salfordes Creeke and was to land him
at warishcoyke, where they putt in, and landed the said pas-
and the weather growing fowle, and they haveinge but A smale
grapple Ancher, durst nott putt owt to Sea, but hopinge
that ye weather would breake vpp, they staid at warishcoyke
two dayes and two night, dwringe all w'^'^ tyme it did
rayne very much, and sayeth yt they vsed all ye best meanes
they could to save the Tobacco, by Coveringe it wth ye Sailes
w*^ matt and Rugg. And that the Tobacco tooke no hurte
through any Default or negligence of theirs. And further this
Examinat saith that w* Bargaine or Agreement was made
betweene Capt' willcox and John Crowdeck he knoweth nott

Edwarde marshall swome and examined aihrmeth all that to be
trew w'''^ Thomas nunn hath formerly said.

Thomas Sulley (11) hath Bargained and sold his six Acres of
Lande in James Cytie Islande to Sr George Yardley knight
together w'*" the Patent thereof for ever, for w"*^ Sr :
George is to pay him one hundred pwnd waight of the
best marchantable Tobacco in good meale, yf any come in
or ells yf meale come nott in in other goods Comodities
and to pay m'' Cley bourne for makinge the Patent

(ll)-Thomas Sully, yeoman and ancient planter, patented sLx acres in
James City 1624. He was aged 36 in 1625 and had come in the Sara in
1611. His wife Maudlyn, aged 30, had come in the London Merchant in


Persivall wood (12) and Ann his wyffe hath sold one Tenement
and twelve Acres of grounde lyinge at Black poynte
late nathaniell Hutts, to sr George Yardley knight
for two hundred and Fyftie pownds waight of the best
marchantable Tobacco, whereof there is paide in hand
one hundred sixtie and two pownde

[ink folio 79]

A Courte held the last daye of January 1624

beinge present Sr Francis Wyatt knight Gou'nor & C

Sr George Yardley, m'' Threar, Doctor Pott

and Capt' Smith

William Englishe (13) swome & examined sayeth y* Capt'
willcox and John Crowdick had speaches at Capt' willcoxs
house for Caryinge of Certen Tobacco to James Cyttie
at w*''' tyme John Crowdick did vndertake for to
deliver his Tobacco in safetie at James Cyttie, y'^ danger
of Sea excepted

Richarde Arthur swome and Examined affirmeth

as much as William Englishe hath saide

And further this Examinate saith that Thomas mun

Conffed at Robert pooles howse that the Tobacco

was sppoyld through meere neckligence

And the like m*" Englishe by the oathe he hath taken

afhrmeth he hurd Thomas Mun deliver at Robert

pooles howse

And further these deponent sayeth y* Crowdick was

(12)-Percival Wood and Anne, his wife, both of whom came in the
George, were living at Mulberry Island in January, 1624.

(13)-William English was a member of the House of Burgesses for
Elizabeth City, 1629-1632 and 1632-3. He removed to the neighbor-
hood of the present Yorktown, was a justice of the first court of York Co.
on July 12, 1863 and in 1635, when he was Sheriff of the county, a meeting
at which the deposition of Governor Harvey was planned was held at
his house.


ahead of Capt' willcocks boate aboue blunt poynt
and that the winde was fayer to bring them to James

Yt is ordered y* John Croudicke shall paye Capt' willcoks
one hundred and fortie pownds waight of Tobacco, and
y** said Crowdick shall aft loose his fraighte w^**
was sixtie pownds waight of Tobacco

Doctor Pott doth afifirme y* Cominge to Capt' Harvey his

together w**" him, the said Capt' Harvie (william mutch (14)

beinge at home) sent for him to speake w*'' him, and when he
came, Capt' Harvey desired mutch to deliver him the Covenant
formerly drawne, to w'^^ he refused replyed, first lett
me see my Come, Capt' Harvey told him he scorned to kepe
back his Come, mutch replyed againe he would have his
corne before he should see them. Then Capt' Hai-vie told
him he was an idle knave, and y* he could find in his
hart to Cudgell his Coate, To w'=^ mutch answered scome
fully, alas Sr it is not in you, whereupon Capt'

[ink folio 80]

Harvie stooke over y^ pate w"^ his Trunchione, And
he saith further y*^ mutch did give fu other p' vokinge

Yt is the opinione of the Courte that Christopher

Barker goinge from mr Allnutt Contrarie to

his Covenant w^''owt shewinge any cause in Court

why, is not to haue any recompenc for the tyme he was w*** mr

he was w^** m' Allnutt

(14)-William Mutch, who came in the Jonathan, and his wife Margery,
who came in the George in 1623, were living at James City 1625.


John How gent swome and examined saith that
Thomas Parke before his goinge from Accomack
beinge moved about the making of his will, hee
made answere, it hee would make noe will, for
that he had given all hee had to his mate
William Bybby (some smale parte ther of
Tobacco beinge sent to his mother in Englande

John wilkins aflirmeth the same

Yt is ordered y* w'm Bybby shall keepe the
Come now in his handes, and y* phetplace
Close shall send the Tobacco to Parks mother
in England

Yt is ordered y* p'vost marshall shall haue
for every arest for his Fee two pownde of
Tobacco and one halfe a bushell of Come

Thomas Bum and John Rowe swome and examined saith that
there was thre acres and a halfe of Come w

have receved
oin w'^^ they did estimat to be five barrells
of Come damage, five barrells of Come
and one barell of Pease and beanes but
wherther it was spoyled by swyne or no they
know nott

M' Blayny hath agreed to paye George Fryer & Addam
Dixson forty pownd of Tobacco towards there loss
in the Come

(To be Continued)



For the Main Army under Washington 1778-1779

(From the Originals in the Collection of the Virginia Histor-
ical Society)


B. O. Oct' 25t'» 79

The Inhabitants having Requested That no more wood may
be Cut from off the Land, from whence the Brigade hath hither-
to been Supplyed. The Brigade Q. M. will Derect that in
future the wood that may be wanting, While the Brigade Oc-
cupies its present Possion be Cut from off the follow'g Lots
Viz*, Cornelius Digroy's, Timothy Allistead and Gilberts John-
son's Lots all of which Lots adjoin the present Encamp* on the
West Side he will apply to M"" Vaskey who will shew him the

Geo. Gibson — Colo.
Command* Gen'l Muhl'g. Brigade

D. O. Cacayett Oct' 25*^^ 79

F. O. L* Colo Ball

The fatigue party making fasheens &c. are to be Ogmented
to morrow morning to 200 men, to work in 5 Different party's,
Each to be Comm'* by a Cap'n 2 Sub's & 3 Serj*'.


The Deputy Q. M. Gen'l will point out the Ground where
Each party is to work, and will furnish the Necessary Tools,
This party to be Relieved Every morning at Troop beating and
the Cap* Command'g. Each will follow Such Directions as
may be Given by Cap'n Hill who was appointed by a former
Order to Superintend this work.

For Police

Cap'n Cambell

For the Day

Adj* Sinton

For P.

1 Cap* Hamilton

For in G^


For Q' G"


For fati


James Harper
Cap* Hamilton Company Orderly

Book for 1779

D. 0. Cacayett

Thursday ocf 2Q'^ 79

F. 0.

L* Colo Hause

The' Conductors of each Brigade are to Make a Report Im-
mediately to the Commanding officers of Their Brigades how
the Artificers under their Command, has been Employ 'd for
the last week past, and they are to Continue to make Such Re-
port Weekly.

For Police

Capt Mc Elhiny(l)

For the day

Adj* Merewether

For picquet


For in G**

1 1

For Q^ Gd

For fatigue


D. A. 0. Oct'




(1) John Mc Ilhaney, Captain of a Va. State regiment April 1777
to May 1781.


The Division to be in the most perfect Readiness to march at
a moments Warning all the waggon horses as well as those be-
longing to the Artillary as others to be brough in by Day
break to morrow morning and kept with the waggons tUl farther

Rec<^ 27 at 7 o'clock A M

B. O. Oct^ 27*'^ 79

The Brigade will march precisely at 8 o'clock the Command'g
officers of Reg*^ are Requested to have Every thing to be put
in the most perfect Readiness that nothing may Retard the
march at the hour appointed

D. O. Cacayett Oct^ 27 ^^^ 79

The Gen'l to beat Immediately, the Assembly half an hour

The Division to march by the Right The Rout to Suffems all
the baggage to Go in the Rear — The Field officer of the day
will Call in his picquets And form a Rear Guard, he is to see that
every thing is brought up.

D. A. O. Suffem Oct^ 27^*^ 79

F. O. L* Col'o Gwatkins

The Troops are to incamp in the wood Near this place, And
are not to pitch their Tents — They are immediately to Draw
provision to Compleat them to the 3P* Included, which they
are to have Cooked this Evening

Every man fit for Duty is to march at 5 o'clock to morrow

The Gen'l will beat at half past 4 Such men as are indisposed
and not fit for Actual Service Are to be left with the Baggage
Under Com'' of a field officer, who will call on Gen'l Woodford
for Instructions uhis Evening.

They Artillary with their waggons And the waggons wnth
Spare Ammunition for the Brigades are to march with the


Troops, all the Rest of the Waggons and baggage are to be left.
The Officers will take out Such Articles as the want this Even-
ing that no Delay may happen in the morning. The Com-
mandants of Regm*^ are Desired to attend themselves to the
Alloting out of the Men that Remain And not to Sujffer any
to do so that are Capable of marching, nor any to march that
are weak and imable to do So.

B. O. Oct^ 27^'^ 79

Major Mitchel is appointed to do the duty of Brigade Major
and Inspector while Major Cabell is doing the Duty of Deputy
Adj * Gen'l and is to be obeyed & Respected Accordingly.

For the Day Adj* Cary S C P

For picquet 1 1

For in G^ 1

For Q' G^ 1

B. O. Oct' 28*'' 79

The Brigade to hold themselves in the most perfect Readiness
to march at a moments Warning & neither officer or Soldier to
be absent upon any pretence whatever

D- O. Pomton Oct' 28*^ 79

F- O- L* Col'o Dabney

The Troops will probably Remain upon the present Groimds
this night The will therefore make the Necessary preparation,
at the Same time holding themselves in Constant Readiness to
m.arch at the Shortest Notice.

The most effectual Method to be taken to prevent the men
from Stragling


The F. O. of they day will Reconmter the Groirnd and place
his picquet.

Piquet 1

InG'i 1

Q'G'i 1

D. O. Pompton Oct'29*i'79

F. Officer Lieu* Col'o Alison

The mens Arms to be Carefully Examined & to be put in the
best of Order, also their flints & Amunition.

No Officer or Soldier to leave Camp on any pretence, But be
in Constant Readiness to march.

The Commanding officers of Reg*' to see that those men are

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