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  • ID: I1530
  • Name: John Langhorne
  • Surname: Langhorne
  • Given Name: John
  • Prefix: Capt.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1646
  • Death: BEF May 1687 in , Warwick Co., Virginia
  • Reference Number: G266.2+L
  • _UID: F3F5C9C25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F3994EE
  • Note:
    ! (1) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," ed. by Frederick Adams Virkus (Reprint 1930. Gealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1968) Vol. IV, p.169, Vol. II, p.24. Ancestry of William Stokes Eggleston and Edgar Graham Gammon.
    (2) "Colonial Families of the United States," by George N. Mackenzie, Vol. II, p.405. FHL #381,796.
    (3) "National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," Vol. 48, p.297-198. Biography of John Devall Langhorne.
    (4) "Virginia Biography," Vol. 4, p.396. Cites: (a) A genealogy at the Herald's College, London.
    (5) "Colonial Families of the Southern States," by Stella Pickett Hardy (1911) p.316.
    (6) Harry F. Langhorne, Philadelphia, PA. E-mail: hflanghorne@email.msn.com (1999). Cites: (a) McIlwaine, House of Burgesses, Vol. 2, p.177,179. (b) Wiltshire Parish Register, Vol. 7, p.28. FHL.
    (7) Carolyn Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) Genealogy chart in possession of Nancy (Langhorne) Clayton, date and author unknown.
    (8) "James Callaway Langhorne," memoir by unknown author (privately printed ca. 1912) in possession of J. Edward Starr, Webster, NY,inherited by him from James' sister Katherine and her son James Langhorne Sperry.
    (9) Letter from Wilson Miles Cary, Baltimore, MD to Mrs. George H. Appleton, Lynchburg, VA, 5 Feb 189(4?). MSS 6739, Elizabeth Appleton Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. [NOTE: Letter makes reference to being a source for source 2, "Colonial Families of America."] Cites: (a) Hening.
    (10) Donald Langhorne. E-mail: langhorn@yahoo.com (Nov 2004).

    ! Birth: (1) s/o Vaughan LACHARNE/Ann GRIFFITH. (4,5,7a,8) s/o Francis LACHARN/Lettice VYCHAN. (5,7a,8) 2nd son. (5) Nephew of Gen. Rowland LACHARNE. [NOTE: There is a bit of confusion between sources about which generation is which and how many John LANGHORNEs there are. The John that was born 1672/3 could not be the Lt. John of the King's Army in 1672, or Burgess in 1675. To be a Burgess in 1675, that John would probably be at least 21 years old (b. 1654 or earlier). This seems to indicate there were two John LANGHORNEs being confused which may be father and son.] (6) Not s/o Francis LAUGHARNE of Pontfaen, Pembrokeshire. His son John retired from the army in Ireland to Pontfaen, where he made a will and died unmarried. Not John, s/o Vaughan LAUGHARNE of Pontvane, of Farthing Hook, who m. Mary SCOURFIELD, b. 1658, d. 1702. A John s/o? Arthur LAUGHARNE of St. Brides, Wales, was living 1667. (8) The original Welsh form of the name appears to be LACHARN. The next variation was LANGHARNE. Then a branch of the family appeared in Cornwall, England, under the form LANGHERNE. Then other branches appeared in Somerset, Westmoreland and Bedford Counties in England and the name was anglicized to LANGHORNE. During the Crusades, by reason of having bugle-horns on their shields, some knights came to be known as Knights of the Long Horn. This coat of arms appears in Burke as the authentic form for LANGHORNE, though he gives another for the LANGHERNEs of Cornwall, and still another used by the Welsh family. (9) If he was age 20-25 in 1680 when he was Captain of Horse, he would have been b. 1655/60. [NOTE: To be a member of the Assembly in 1677, he would have to been at least age 21, and probably much older, b. 1656 or earlier. If his son John was b. ca. 1666, he was probably b. at least by 1646.] (10) s/o Maurice LANGHORNE, s/o Rev. John LANGHORNE of the parish of Corton Denham, Somersetshire? [NOTE: See notes below.]
    Marriage to __ __: (3) Lettice VYCHAN. (2) Lettice VUCHAN m. his grandfather Francis LACHARN. (4,5) Lettice VYCHAN was his mother. (2,4) His wife unknown. (5) Anne WADE. (6b) John LANGHORNE of Bristol, England m. Rebeckah CARTER, 3 Dec 1665, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England. (7a) Mary WADE. (8) Name of his wife not known, nor is there a complete record of his children. [NOTE: See notes under son John. Family tradition as noted in source 4 say his son John was b. at sea, meaning he was m. before coming to VA.]
    Death: (6) William LANGHORNE called the orphan of Capt. John LANGHORNE in a court document dtd May 1687.

    (5) Of "Pont Valn," Pembroke Co., Wales. [NOTE: May be misidentified. See notes under birth, marriage and below.]
    (9) 1654-1650: The LANGHORNEs settled in Warwick as early as 1645-50. (6) ca. 1666/8: (5) 1673: (2) c.1675: Came to America from Wales and settled in Warwick Co., VA. (7a) The immigrant.
    (6b) 1665, Dec: John LANGHORNE of Bristol, England m. in Salisbury, Wiltshire. (6) There appears to be no LANGHORNE family in Bristol until much later, indiciating that he was probably there only briefly. [NOTE: Both Bristol and Salisbury are on the Avon River, although on different branches, Bristol being on the Lower Avon and Salisbury on the East Avon. Bristol is right across the Severn River from Wales.]
    (6) 1668, 10 Apr: John LANGHORNE was a creditor of the estate of Thomas FOOTE, VA.
    (2,4) 1672: A Lt. John LACHARN or LANGHORNE was in the King's Army in Ireland. (6) Lt. John LANGHORNE retired from the army in Ireland to Pontfaen, Wales, where he made a will and died unmarried. (8) Served in the English army.
    (2,4,5,8) 1675/6: A member of the House of Burgesses from Warwick Co., VA. (9a) Hening gives no list of Burgesses for these years.
    (2) 1675/6: Purchased 1990 acres on the James River, Warwick Co., VA. (5) Bought an estate from William WHITBY, Jr. in Warwick Co., VA. Called his estate "Gambell." (1,4,8) Of "Gambell," Warwick Co., VA.
    (9a) 1677, 10 Oct: Capt. John LANGHORNE was present as a member of the VA Assembly.
    (4,9) 1680: (2,5,8) 1681: (2,4,5,8,9) Captain of Horse in Warwick Co.
    (2,4,8) 1681, 11 Sep: Patented a tract of 1,990 acres on the James River, Warwick Co., VA that he had previously purchased 1675/6. (5) In 1681 he increased his purchase of "Gambell" by a royal grant of 1,000 acres.
    (6a) 1682: The Legislature, without explanation, ordered payment of 2,065 pounds to Capt. John LANGHORNE under the heading of Isle of Wight (County).
    (4,5) Appointed with Col. William BYRD and Col. BEVERLEY to fortify the three main rivers of VA.
    (6) 1687, May: Miles CARY was executor of the estates of John LANGHORNE and guardian of his son William.
    (6) 1698, 5 Oct: A deed to Peter SEAR mentioning the heirs of Capt. John LANGHORNE at a time when his sons William and Maurice were deceased suggests that there may have been other children.
    (2,4) During colonial times the LANGHORNEs used the coat of arms of the Pembrokeshire LANGHORNEs.
    (10) APPLETON [NOTE: Source 9] made mention that a certain esteemed genealogist had tried to place the emigrant John LANGHORNE with either the Sommerset or the Westmoreland families, but that she vigorously disputed that. Her reasoning was based on the fact the all the older LANGHORNEs still living in the latter part of the 1800?s strongly asserted that the LANGHORNEs were of Welsh and not English descent. Also there is the issue with the coat of arms that was owned by Maurice LANGHORNE (1719?1791). It was said to have been the Welsh coat of arms. There is also the issue of the book containing the family history back into medieval times that burned at Gambell in 1818 contained information on the Welsh lines. Elizabeth APPLETON knew and corresponded with a Maurice Jefferson LANGHORNE, who was born at Gambell and was a source for relaying what information was in that book, and the assertion that the LANGHORNEs were of Welsh, not English descent was put forth by him as well. The male first names from the first LANGHORNE generations, Maurice and William, don?t really ?fit? with the names used by the St. Brides LAUGHARNES of that time. John was used, but after that you have names like Rowland, Arthur, Owen, Thomas, Hugh. Nowhere can Maurice or William be found. In the Somerset family, I did not find another Maurice, but did find Williams and Johns in abundance. Tradition always held that Capt. John LANGHORNE had a son born at sea on the voyage over. I would assert that if this is true, it was likely Maurice LANGHORNE (d. 1698) who was that son, not John LANGHORNE m. Martha who died without issue. I am beginning to suspect that the naming pattern followed here for some number of generations was to name the first son after your father. If you accept that, then watch the pattern: John LANGHORNE (of Corton Denham Parish, Somersetshire, d. ca. 1619), to Maurice LANGHORNE (b. ca. 1600-1610), to Capt. John LANGHORNE (b. ca. 1640 - d. 1687), to Maurice LANGHORNE (b. ca. 1668 - d. 1698), to John LANGHORNE (b. ca. 1695 - d. 1767), to Maurice LANGHORNE (b. ca. 1619 - d. 1791), to John LANGHORNE (b. 1751 - d. 1784), to Maurice LANGHORNE (b. 1775 - d. 1841), to John H. LANGHORNE (d. 24 Feb 1833). [NOTE: See notes under Rev. John LANGHORNE of Corton Denham Parish, Somersetshire, England, d. ca. 1619 and his son Maurice.]
  • Change Date: 26 Feb 2008 at 00:00:00

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Carter b: in , , England
    • Married: 3 Dec 1665 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    1. Has Children Maurice Langhorne
    2. Has No Children John Langhorne b: 1666/1668 in At Sea
    3. Has No Children William Langhorne b: 1666/1686 in , Warwick Co., Virginia
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