Lt.Col. William Claiborne, II

Male Bef 1636 - Bef 1677  (< 40 years)


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  • Name Lt.Col. William Claiborne, II 
    Title Lt.Col. 
    Suffix II 
    Born Bef 24 Mar 1636  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Lieutenant-Colonel 
    Died Bef 21 Mar 1677  [1
    Notes 
    • William Claiborne II deposed while in England, Nov 1652, that he was 16 and already working for his father as a merchant. He inherited the Romancoke plantation on the death of his father and probably made his home there long before his father died (Romancoke was built on on a 100 foot high bank of the Pamunkey river). In June 1658 he patented 1000 acres on the south side of Pianketank great swamp and on 26 Mar 1661 patented 4,000 acres on Pianketank swamp and on both sides of Dragon swamp, which was known as "Bestland." In 1659 his father conveyed to him as eldest son, "all that tract of land adjoyning to my Divident of Wicocomocoe lyine neare the mouth of Little Wicocomoco lately in the possession of Samuell Smith." He was captain and lieutenant colonel of the militia in New Kent County. From 1660-1676 he was Burgess of New Kent. He distinguished himself in service against the Indians, and there was formerly on record at King William Courthouse a certificate of his valor, dated 29 Mar 1677, and attested by Nathaniel Bacon, Philip Ludwell, Ralph Wormley and Richard Lee. He was appointed (with Major George Lyddall) to command the fort at Indiantown, in New Kent, and in the same year (January 1676) he sat on the court-martial to try Bacon's rebels (he and his family had suffered depredations on their estates during Bacon's Rebellion). He and his brother Thomas shipped tobacco and other goods to Jamaica aboard the ship "Claibornes Adventure."
    Person ID I7367  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father William Claiborne,   b. Bef 10 Aug 1600, Crayford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 10 Nov 1676 and 25 Aug 1679  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Butler,   b. 1609, Roxwell, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 01 Mar 1688  (Age > 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1635  [2, 3
    Family ID F1768  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Wilks 
    Children 
    +1. William Claiborne, III,   b. 1671,   d. 1705  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Ursula Claiborne,   b. Bef 1677
    +3. Unknown Claiborne,   b. Bef 1677,   d. Bef 1705  (Age < 28 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F2962  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p7.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p5.

    3. [S74] Internet, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/v/e/Steven-Foster-Avent/GENE1-0012.html.


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