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From: "james garrett" <>
Subject: Re: [VAHENRIC] Jacob DeWitt in Henrico County, August 17 1637
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:46:22 GMT


Does this book mention any Garrott/Garrett individuals or families in Henrico VA?

Thanks


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Author: nakamartha
Surnames: DeWitt
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Hi Linda

Hope you are feeling well.

I just ran across a newly published book by Martha McCartney "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers: a Biographical Dictionary; 1607-1635". It costs about $50 so I roamed around it a little using the inside reader on Amazon.

It has an entry for Elizabeth Sharp(e) Packer (Parker) Baugh. She married Sergeant Wm. Sharp(e) in Aug. 1620 and immigrated to Virginia on the ship Francis Bonaventure. In a census taken 2/16/1624 she and Sharpe were living at the Bermuda Hundred with two sons ages 1 mos. and 2 yrs. Her age in 1624 was recorded as 25 (i.e. b. 1599). Elizabeth was widowed between 10/1629 and 2/1635 when she patented land in the Varina area just East of Henricus Is., Henrico Co. She then was briefly married to Thomas Packer/Parker but widowed again by 7/12/1636. She finally married Wm. Baugh.

This book does not go beyond 1635 so does not mention the headrights (including Jacob DeWitt's) she used in 1637 as "widow Packer" to patent an additional 950 acres of land.

I still think Jacob DeWitt was an indentured servant and did not have an interest in this land, other than working seven years to pay off his debt for passage to Virginia.

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