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Richard JOHNS, Jr.

Male Abt 1630 - 1703  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Richard JOHNS 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1630  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1703  King William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Robert R. Johns' pedigree, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com:

      My Johns ancestors were involved in the tobacco trade between London and Colonial Virginia from about 1600-1650. The progenitor of the family seems to have been William Johns, who operated a firm called Motley and Johns, which owned a ship called the "Unity." In 1585 a William Johns christened a son, Richard Johns, at St. Margaret's, Westminster. Later in the early 1600s the following Johns individuals turned up as tobacco importers and trade goods exporters in London. William, Richard, Roger, Jack Robert, John (known to be Jack Robert's brother) and Thomas. This first Richard Johns I believe to be the son of William christened at St Margaret's. Richard Sr. sailed on the ship "Mayflower" owned by her Master Peter Andrewes, in her voyage of 1633-34 to Virginia from Gravesend. On this voyage Roger Johns and Jacob Johns accompanied Richard Sr. Richard returned to London on the same voyage with a cargo of tobacco. Roger stayed on in Northampton Co., VA and remained there as agent until his death in abt. 1652. Roger was a bachelor and had no known offspring. Richard Sr. remained active in the tobacco trade and meanwhile had some children. His wife's name is unknown, but in a deposition he gave in 1634 before the High Court of the Admiralty regarding his treatment during the aforementioned voyage of the "Mayflower", he acknowledged his age to be 42 and his residence to be St. Ethelburga Parish, Bishopsgate, London. In about 1650 Captain John Fox, set sail for Virginia with a Richard Johns and a Jane Fox aboard his ship. These two, Richard and Jane, turned up as headrights in two recorded land grants in Virginia. I believe this Richard to be the son of Richard Sr. and we know that Jane Fox was the daughter of Captain John Fox. Not too long after Richard and Jane arrived in Virginia they were married and produced nine children. Richard left a will recorded in King William County, VA in 1702/03. Richard and Jane became the progenitors of many of the Johns families of Virginia.

      Captain John Fox is reported to be the son of Thomas Fox, a member of the London Co. of 1608-09. He is said to be descended from the Fox Family of Great Missenden, Bucks Co., England. His wife is believed to be Elizabeth Pickernell, dau. of John Pickernell. This information was found in "Genealogies of Virginia Families."

      I would like to hear from anyone who can verify or disprove any of this information. Does anyone know if the London Co of 1608-09 kept a record of membership? Any help would be gratefully received.
    Person ID I148  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father Richard JOHNS, Sr.,   b. Abt 1585, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- (JOHNS) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane FOX,   b. Abt 1634, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1703, King William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1656  New Kent County, VA? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William JOHNS,   b. Abt 1679, New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1735, Henrico County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart