Family Group 2

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Primary Ancestor: 

Thomas Bouldinge, (Born: bet 1579-1584, Died: abt 1655)

Born between 1579 & 1584 in Bradford, Warwick, England
Died about 1655 probably in Virginia
Immigrated in 1610 on Swan from England to Virginia
Married Mary, last name is unknown

Passengers from the Port of London on the Swan to Virginia, June - August 1610:

Biggs, Richard . . . . . . .Age 41 in Virginia Muster, January 22, 1624/5.
Bouldinge, Thomas . . . Age 40 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Fludd, John . . . . . . . . . See name in Virginia Muster, January 21, 1624/5
Garnett, Thomas . . . . . Age 40 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Jordan, Sisley . . . . . . . Age 24 in Virginia Muster, January 21, 1624/5.
Lupo, Albiano (Lt.) . . . .Age 40 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Stepney, Thomas . . . . .Age 35 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Taylor, John . . . . . . . . Age 34 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Waine, Amyte . . . . . . Age 30 in Virginia Muster, February 7, 1624/5
Gates, Thomas (not Sir)..Age ? in Virginia Muster, January 21, 1624/5, arrived 1610, not 1609.
Wright, Robart . . . . . . . Age 45 in Virginia Muster, February 4, 1624/5, arrived 1610, 1608.
 

Primary Home Site:

Somewhere in Elizabeth City, Virginia but exact site is unknown due to extensive loss of the earliest records. It is not known where Thomas Bouldin I first lived during this particular time. It is believed that shortly after his arrival, Thomas Bouldin I was sent immediately with other colonists to Kecoughtan, a recently destroyed Indian village. As the next settlement after Jamestown in 1610, Kecoughtan was located on the east side of Hampton Creek, across from what is now Hampton on the west side.[i]  This area, located at the mouth of the James River at Hampton Roads, was considered a healthier spot.[ii]  The 100 acre land patent given to Thomas is described in The Ancient Planter description as the patent grant of 100 + 100 (Richard Birchett's portion) acres at 1.5 miles up the Hampton River, with the River forming the East boundary, the "main land" at West boundary and Mary's portion (also approximately 1.5 miles at the South boundary. It must be noted that 300 acres is .7 miles by .7 miles, or 3600 ft. by 3600 ft., a sizeable piece of real estate.  This would put this area on a modern map where the "Downtown Hampton" area is currently located to include the City Hall.  It would extend from Lincoln Street north  of Mercury Blvd. with the Hampton River being the east border and Blackwater Road being the western edge.

[i] George Carrington Mason, “Elizabeth City and Warwick County Churches,”Colonial  Churches of Tidewater Virginia (Whittet and Shepperson: Richmond, 1945), 99–101.  Kecoughtan was spelled in many different ways, including Kiccotan, Kiccoughtan, Kiquotan, etc. The original settlement of Kecoughtan is not to be confused with a later settlement of the same name, which was incorporated as part of Newport News in 1927. 

[ii] Susan M. Kingsbury, The Records of The Virginia Company of London II (Washington Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C., 1906), 381.

[iii] George Carrington Mason, “Elizabeth City and Warwick County Churches,”Colonial  Churches of Tidewater Virginia (Whittet and Shepperson: Richmond, 1945), 99–100.

[iv] George Percy, “A Trewe Relacyon,” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical
   Magazine 3 (April 1922): 270; Ms. Rawlinson C933, Reel 637, Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.

Occupation

Ancient Planter

Descendants

Many, using surnames of Bouldin, Boulden and Bowling

 

Group Leader: 

Larry Bowling

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