Dating gloucester in services virginia
However, no grants before 1642 can be substantiated with documentation.George Menefie (Minifee) receives a land grant for 3000 acres on the Charles River between Aberdeen and Timberneck Creeks.The first Abingdon Church was built around 1655 at a location on the water.
In Gloucester, Bacon's forces occupied the home of Augustine Warner, who along with many of the larger landholders were unsympathetic to Bacon, perhaps because Bacon was spending more time appropriating supplies from the colonists than he was fighting Indians. The parish warden, Major Thomas Pate, gave sanctuary when Bacon became ill, and when Bacon died Pate arranged a secret burial.
The first Ware Church was built before 1660 on the land of Richard Wyatt, Glen Roy plantation, on the Ware River, and served by first rector Alexander Moray.
These churches were frame buildings that lasted between 20 and 50 years.
Colonel Warner's grant was on the Severn River at what is now Warner Hall, earlier named Austin's Desire, perhaps the first home built for a Gloucester settler.
Warner was the great-great-grandfather of George Washington and his other descendants include Robert E. Other grants include those made to John Bayly, Thomas Curtis, John Jones, Richard Lee, William Leigh, John Robins, and Richard Wyatt, and in the next few years to James Whiting (1643), Thomas Seawell (1646), Lewis Burwell, George Read (1648), Stephen Gill, Richard Kemp, Francis Willis (1649), Peter Richardson, James Roe (1651), John Page and Thomas Todd (1653).