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November 2, 2010
Robert Adams in Jamestown continued
Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5
Fourth Edition compiled and edited by John Frederick Dorman, C.G.,F.A.S.G.
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
The Adventurers of Purse and Person was written to establish descents through the sixth generation of the approximate 150 individuals who can be identified as Adventurers of the Purse (Stockholders of the Virginia Company of London) who came to Virginia between 1607 and 1624/25 and had descendants or who did not come to Virginia within that period but whose grandchildren were residents thee or Adventurers of Person (immigrants of Virginia) who left descendants.
Excerpt page 45
The Muster of the Inhabitants of Martins Hundred Taken the 4th of February 1624
Mr. William Harwood came in the Francis Bonaventure
Hugh Hughs came in the Guifte
Ann, his wife, came in the Abigall
Thomas Doughtie age 26, John Hasley aged 22 years, came in the Abigall
Samuel Weaver 20 came in the Bony Bess
Elizabeth Bygrave 12 came in the Warwick
Corne, 10 barrells; Fish, 12 hundred; Powder, 60 lb; Peeces fixt, 10; Machocks, 25 and 10 lb of Match; peece of Ordnance, 1 with all things thereto belonging; Shott, 300 lb; Armours, 8; Coats of male, 10; Costs of Steele, 3 and 20 Swords;Neat Cattell, 10 belonging to the Hundred; Houses, 3; Boat, 1.
Ellis Emerson, his wife Ann and Thomas, his sonn aged 11 came in the George 1623
Thomas Goulding aged 26 years came in the George 1623
Martin Slatier aged 20 came from Canada in the Swan 1624
Robert Addams and Augustine Leak came in the Bona Nova
Winifred leak his wife came in the George 1623
Richard Smith aged 24 years came in the George 1623
Stephen Barker came in the James
Humphrey Walden in the Warwick
John Jackson, his wife, Ann, came in the Warwick
A Child aged 20 weeks
Thomas Ward aged 47 yeres and John Stephens 35 yeres came in the Warwick
Samuel March came in the William & Thomas
Collice his wife in the Ann in 1623
Samuel Culley came in the London Marchant
Corne, 5 barrells; Fish, 5 hundred; Powder, 1 lb; Shott, 20 lbs; Peeces fixt, 3; Armour, 1, Swords, 2.
Robert Scotchmore and his Company now planted heare are reconned before in the Maine
Dead at Martins Hundred this yeare
Alice Emerson a girle
Robert a boy of Mr. Emarsons
A girle of John Jacksons and a child of Samuell March.
Please note that there is no mention of a wife of Robert Adams listed in the muster. In the Muster of Captain Raph Hamor an Ann Addams is listed as a Maid servant. They were in James City. Could it be possible that she was an indentured servant. I found another book Virginia Emigrants and Adventurers by Martha W. McCartney which may give me more information. That is another trip to the library.
Back track notes for Robert Adams Captain
Page 240 of The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660
Deposition of John Aslope of London, scrivener aged 32, made at the request of William Wickerley, citizen and cooper of London, and Robert Kirkeham, citizen and bowyer of London, re debts of Robert Adams of London, mariner, who died in Barbados. (MCD3)
Could this be Captain Robert Adams of the Blessing.
Tips for the Genealogist
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