Brown, Spray , Phillips and Smith Families

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  • ID: I2293
  • Name: HAMPTON William
  • Surname: Hampton
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1585/1586 in Prob. Middlesex, England
  • Death: AFT 5 Sep 1656 in Virginia
  • _UID: E7765DD18C76F246981AA8506838F85D6424
  • Note:
    William Hampton, born ca May 1590/92, christened 28 May 1592 in Twickenham Parish, Middlesex, England, ?Heritage of Stokes County, NC? states ?he was the eldest son of Laurence Hampton, Sr. and his second wife. Laurence had two children by his first wife (John and Cassandra) and six by his second wife (William, Ann, Richard, Elizabeth, Laurence and Philadelphia). William Hampton, the first generation Hampton in this country, came at the age of 29 to Jamestown, VA aboard the ship Bona Nova in the fall of 1620 when the colony had about 1,200 people. He had been a wool merchant in London and probably came at the bidding of his uncle, Thomas Hampton. Thomas had been an original stockholder in the "London Company" which in 1607 sent a group of English settlers to Virginia to establish a colony. This was strictly a business venture and land in the colony was available through stock investments, to the settlers. William later paid the passage of his wife Joan and their three children, William, Jr., Grace and Elizabeth. They arrived in 1621 on the ship Abigail; a cousin, John Hampton also arrived on the Abigail. His first property was at old Point Comfort, near Mobjack Bay in Gloucester Co. VA, then Isle of Wight Co., then Eastermont River, where he built a plantation named "Hampfield" after 1651. He was a wool merchant, buying wool from other Virginians and shipping it to his brother Laurence Hampton in London, who was a merchant tailor.

    In August 1620, three vessels sailed for Virginia in America: the Mayflower, the Elizabeth and the Bono Nova. The Mayflower landed in Plymouth in Dec. 1620. The Bono Nova made it to Jamestown most likely in January 1621, and the Elizabeth after over-wintering in Nova Scotia made the Virginia colony in the Spring of 1621. William Hampton was one of the 120 passengers on the Bono Nova.

    In the Musters of the Living and Dead of the Virgina Colony taken in 1624 after the Indian masacure of 1623, William and Joan are indicated to be living in Elizabeth City and the vessels in which they each arrived are indicated.

    William obtained grants or leases in 1627 (50A), in 1632 (50A) and 1634 (100A) in Elizabeth City.

    William used his headrights for himself, his wife, the three children born in England, Willie, Elizabeth and Grace, and six others to obtain a grant of 550 acres in present day Glouchester County in 1640
  • Change Date: 20 Mar 2009 at 17:38:45



    Marriage 1 Joan
      Children
      1. Has No Children HAMPTON William b: BEF 1621 in England
      2. Has No Children HAMPTON Elizabeth b: BEF 1621 in England
      3. Has No Children HAMPTON Grace b: BEF 1621 in England
      4. Has Children HAMPTON Thomas (Rev.) b: 16 Apr 1723 in Virginia
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