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    • (1) McCartney, Martha W., Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007, p. 250:


      On July 14, 1608, Henry Dawkes, an ancient planter, obtained a bill of adventure from the Virginia Company, a document which indicated that he was preparing to set out for the colony. It is uncertain how long Dawkes lived after he came to Virginia. However, on June 20, 1632, when his son, William Dawkes, secured a patent for 200 acres in the upper reaches of the James River, in the corporation of Henrico, he utilized his late father's bill of adventure, which entitled him to 100 acres, plus the 100 acres the elder man was due as an ancient planter. William also received an additional 50 acres as heir of his deceased uncle, William Leigh. On September 7, 1632, when William Dawkes's land was confirmed, reference was again made to Henry Dawkes's right to 100 acres as an ancient planter and his 1608 bill of adventure (PB 1 Pt. 1:107, 114).

      [Notes by compiler:

      PB = Virginia Land Office Patent Books 1619-1660. Microfilm on file at Library of Virginia, Richmond, and Rockefeller Library, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Database and digital images. Library of Virginia.

      Ancient planter = someone who came to Virginia prior to Sir Thomas Dale's May 1616 departure and had lived in the colony at least three years when applying for a patent. Ancient planters were eligible for 100 acres of land and had a few other privileges.]

      (2) Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol. I [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, p. 15:

      WILLIAM DAWKES, Planter, 250 acs. in the upper part neare the neck of land commonly called Verinas, butting E. upon 2 Mi. Cr., W. towards land of Thomas Packer, (or Parker), S. upon a Swamp adj. to the maine river. 20 June 1632, p. 107. Due in right of his father Henry Dawkes & his uncle William Leigh for their per. adv. & by bill of adv. dated 14 July 1608 & granted to him by order of Ct. the 7 Oct. last past. His first devdt., to be doubled, etc.

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      p. 18:

      WILLIAM DAWKES, of Verinas within the Corp. of Chas. Citty, Planter, 50 acs. within sd. Corp., 15 Mar. 1632, p. 138. W. towards land of Thomas Packer (or Parker), Sly. upon a Sw. adj. the maine river, & adj. his own land. 21 yr. Lease.

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      DANIELL SHURLEY (Sherley), Planter, of the Neck of Land within the precincts of Chas. Citty, 50 acs., 12 Apr. 1633, p. 143. 21 yr. Lease. Bordering upon land of William Dawkes. Granted by order of Ct. 5 Dec. 1632.

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      p. 36:

      ELIZABETH PACKER, (or Parker), Widdowe, 200 acs. in Varinaes, Henricoe Co., 12 Feb. 1635, p. 330. Between land granted to William Dawkes on the E. & the Gleab land on the W., abutting on the Long feild towards the maine river, Sly. Nly. into the woods & S. W. adj. (land) in the tenure of the sd. Elizabeth. 100 acs. in right of her first husband William Sharpe, an Ancient Planter in the time of Sir Thomas Dale, & 100 acs. for trans. of 2 servts. called Gilbert Platt & John Newman.

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      p. 40:

      JOHN BAKER, 50 acs. in Varinae, upon the 2 mile Cr., Henricoe Co., last day of May 1636, p. 352. Butting S. W. upon land in possession of sd. Baker & William Dawkes parted with the sd. Cr., S. E. towards the maine river, adj. N. E. to land of Seath Ward Sr & N. W. into the woods. Due for trans. of 1 servt. called John Baldwin (Baldwyn). Note: Renewed 17 Nov. 1643 in the name of Seth Ward & a pattent for 150 acs. dated 13 Feb. 1635 graunted to sd. Ward & 150 (acs.) added unto them. Test: Samll. Abbott, Clr.

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      p. 59:

      JOHN BAKER, 200 acs. Henrico Co., 12 July 1637, p. 434. Neare unto Varinaes, Ely. upon the head of land of Seath Ward, Sly. upon land of sd. Baker & William Dauxe, & W. toward Capt. Davis his bottome. Trans. of 4 pers: John Clarke, Morgan Watkins, John Mills, Elizabeth Wright.
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    Father Henry DAWKES,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1637, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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