Genealogy Records

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Many people can trace their family roots back to Jamestown’s earliest settlers. To assist with genealogical research, we have developed a series of biographical records about some of the earliest of Jamestown’s documented residents. Each record is available for $4.95 and comes as a downloadable PDF. We also offer a variety of genealogy reference books through our online store to help explore the lives of many of Jamestown’s 17th-century residents. Regretfully we are unable to assist with or respond to genealogy research questions.

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frequently asked questions

What is included in a Jamestown genealogy record? Each genealogy record summarizes documented historical information about the individual. This may include birth and death dates; familial relations, such as parents, spouse(s), and children; and the person’s Virginia connection, such as arrival date and place of residence. The information available about an individual can vary tremendously, so files will not necessarily include all of these details. Records also focus on documented evidence from the first half of the 17th century and do not contain information about subsequent generations beyond the person’s children or grandchildren, if known.

How do I purchase a record or records? Each genealogy record costs $4.95. For each record you wish to purchase, click the “Add to Cart” button. Once all records are selected, click the dark gray “View Cart” pop-up button at the bottom of the screen to review and/or modify the list of selected records. When ready, proceed to the Checkout page to purchase the records. At this time, records can only be purchased with a credit card linked to a billing address in the United States and are non-refundable.

How do I receive my purchased records? Each genealogy record comes as a downloadable PDF. Upon completion of your purchase, the download link(s) will be available on the confirmation screen. An email with the link(s) will also be sent to the address provided during the transaction process. The PDFs can be opened with Adobe Acrobat, which is free to download. Our team will be happy to assist Monday through Friday, during normal business hours, with questions about how to download the file(s), but records cannot be mailed. If you need assistance downloading a purchased file, please email hjweb@preservationvirginia.org.

How can I find out if there is a record for my relative? The genealogy records are listed under a person’s last name at birth, if known.  Additional names and spelling variations are shown in the descriptions under the primary name. The list of records can be filtered by first letter of the primary last name using the checkboxes in the dropdown at the top of the list. To search all names and variations, enter a term in the search box at the top of the list and click the magnifying glass.

Why do only some records have spouses listed? Spouses are only included in the description for a record when some additional information about the individual beyond their name and marriage is available. “Separate record available” means that the spouse has their own genealogical record. “In this record” indicates some additional information about the person is available in the spouse’s record, but not enough is known about them to have their own record.

What does “No confirmed surviving descendants” mean? Record descriptions with this phrase indicate that our researchers have not been able to identify any surviving children beyond one or two generations from the individual. These genealogical lines could continue to the present, but our researchers have not been able verify any descendants through documented sources.

genealogy records

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Given Name: Mary
Surnames: Addy; Branch
Spouse: Christopher Branch (separate record available)
Given Name: William
Surname: Andrews (Andros)
Spouse: Mary Stringer (in this record)
Given Name: Henry
Surname: Bagwell
Given Name: Anthony
Surname: Barham (Baram, Barram)
Spouse: Elizabeth Pierce (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Nathaniel
Surname: Basse (Bass)
Given Name: John
Surname: Bates
Given Name: John
Surname: Bayly (Bailey, Bayley, Bailie, Baile, Baily, Bailey, Bailye, Baylie)
Given Name: Mary
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Beheathland (Behethlem); Flint (Flynt)
Spouses: Robert Beheathland (separate record available); Thomas Flint (separate record available)
Given Name: Robert
Surname: Beheathland (Behethlem)
Spouse: Mary Beheathland (separate record available)
Given Name: Joane
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Bennett (Bennet); Chapman
Spouses: Samuel Bennett (separate record available); Thomas Chapman (in this record)
Given Name: Samuel (Samwell, Samuell)
Surname: Bennett (Bennet)
Spouse: Joane Bennett (separate record available)
Given Name: William
Surname: Bernard (Barnard)
Spouse: Lucy Higginson (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Bibby (Bibbie, Bribbie)
Given Name: Cheney (Chyna, Chene, Cheyney)
Surname: Boyce (Boise, Boyse, Boys, Boice)
Spouse: Joyce Boyce (in this record)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Hannah (Hanna)
Surnames: Boyle; Hill; Spilman (Spellman, Spelman, Spillman); Mountney
Spouses: Edward Hill (separate record available); Thomas Spilman (separate record available); Alexander Mountney (separate record available)
Given Name: Alice (Allice)
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Boyse (Boise, Boys, Boice, Boyce); Edlow (Edlo, Edloe, Edlowe)
Spouses: Luke Boyse (separate record available); Matthew Edlow (separate record available)
Given Name: Luke
Surname: Boyse (Boise, Boys, Boice, Boyce)
Spouse: Alice Boyse (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Christopher
Surname: Branch
Spouse: Mary Addy (separate record available)
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Buck (Bucke)
Given Name: Anne
Surnames: Burras (Buras); Laydon (Layden, Leydon, Layton)
Spouse: John Laydon (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Bush
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Christopher
Surname: Calthorpe (Calthorp, Calthrop, Calthrope, Colethrope, Galthorpe)
Spouse: Ann Calthorpe (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Henry
Surname: Carsley (Careley, Caursley)
Spouse: Elizabeth Berriman (Berryman) (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Carter
Given Name: Isaack (Isack, Isaac, Isaak)
Surname: Chaplaine (Chaplin, Chapline, Chaplain, Chaplyn)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Chew
Spouse: Sarah Chew (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Edmund (Edmond, Edward)
Surname: Chisman (Cheesman, Cheaseman, Cheasman)
Spouse: Mary Lilly Chisman (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Claiborne (Claiborn, Clayborne, Cleyborn)
Spouse: Elizabeth Boteler (Butler) (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Clay (Claye)
Spouse: Elizabeth Clay (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Joseph
Surname: Cobb
Spouse: Elizabeth Flinton (separate record available)
Given Name: William
Surname: Cole (Coale)
Spouse: Frances (Francis) (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Coxe (Cox, Cocke)
Given Name: Randall
Surname: Crew
Spouse: Dorothy Beheathland (in this record)
Given Name: Raleigh (Rawleigh, Raughly)
Surname: Croshaw (Crashaw)
Probable but unproven descendants
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Crump (Crompe, Crumpe, Crampe, Crumfort)
Spouse: Elizabeth Buck (Bucke) (in this record)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Curtis
Given Name: James
Surname: Davis
Given Name: Roger
Surname: Delke (Delk, Dilke)
Spouse: Alice Delke (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Matthew
Surname: Edloe (Edlo, Edlow, Edlowe)
Spouse: Alice Boyse (separate record available)
Given Name: Francis
Surname: Epes (Epps, Eppes)
Given Name: William
Surname: Epes (Epps, Eppes)
Spouse: Margaret Epes (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: William
Surname: Farrar (Ferrar, Ferrer)
Spouse: Sisley Jordan (separate record available)
Given Name: John
Surname: Fisher (Fissher)
Spouse: Elizabeth Fisher (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Henry
Surname: Fleete (Fleet)
Spouse: Sarah Burden Fleete (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Flint (Flynt)
Spouse: Mary Beheathland (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Elizabeth (Eliazabeth)
Surnames: Flinton (Finton, Phlinton); Cobb
Spouse: Joseph Cobb (separate record available)
Given Name: Pharaoh (Pharow, Farrar, Farrow)
Surname: Flinton (Finton, Phlinton)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Flood (Fludd, Flud, Floyd)
Spouses: Margaret Finch Flood (maiden name unknown) (in this record); Fortune Jordan (in this record)
Given Name: Temperance
Surnames: Flowerdew; Barrow; Yeardley (Yardley); West (Weste)
Spouses: Richard Barrow (in this record); George Yeardley (separate record available); Francis West (separate record available)
Given Name: Elizabeth
Surnames: Fuller; Clements; Hamor (Hamer); Felgate (Fellgate)
Spouses: Ralph Hamor (separate record available); Tobias Felgate (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Gaither (Gater, Gatter, Gaethar)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Gaskins (Gascoynes, Gaskon, Gaskoyne, Gascoigne, Gasqgoyne, Gaskine, Gasko)
Given Name: Daniel
Surname: Gookin (Gookins, Cookins, Goegen, Gookine)
Spouse: Mary Byrd (in this record)
Given Name: Bartholomew
Surname: Gosnold
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Nicholas (Nicholai)
Surname: Granger (Graunger, Grange, Grainger, Grindger, Gringer)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Graves (Grayes, Granes)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Gray (Graye)
Given Name: Edward
Surname: Grendon (Grindon, Grindall)
Given Name: John
Surname: Gundry (Gundy, Grundy, Grindy, Gunnery, Gundrie)
Spouse: Mary (Marie) Gundry (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Robert
Surname: Hallom (Halam, Hallam, Hollam, Hollom)
Spouse: Ann Price (separate record available)
Given Name: Ralph (Ralphe)
Surname: Hamor (Hamer)
Spouse: Elizabeth Fuller (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: William
Surname: Hampton
Spouse: Joane Hampton (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Charles
Surname: Harmar (Harmor, Harmer, Harman, Farmer)
Spouse: Ann Southey (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Harris
Spouse: Adria Hoare (separate record available)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Harwood
Spouse: Ann Harwood (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Edward
Surname: Hill
Spouse: Hannah Boyle (separate record available)
Given Name: Adria (Audry, Adry)
Surnames: Hoare; Harris
Spouse: Thomas Harris (separate record available)
Given Name: Randall
Surname: Holt (Howlett)
Spouse: Mary Bayly (in this record and also in the record for her father, John Bayly)
Given Name: Rice (Ryce)
Surname: Hooe (Howe, Hoe)
Given Name: Stephen
Surname: Hopkins
Spouses: Mary Kent (in this record); Elizabeth Fisher (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Johnson
Given Name: Samuel
Surname: Jordan (Jerdan)
Spouse: Sisley Jordan (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Sisley (Cecily, Cecely)
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Bailey (Bayley, Baley); Jordan (Jerdan); Farrar (Ferrar, Ferrer)
Spouses: Samuel Jordan (separate record available); William Farrar (separate record available)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Jordan (Jorden, Jerdan)
Given Name: George
Surname: Keith (Keth)
Spouse: Susan Keith (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Humfrey (Humphrey)
Surname: Kent
Spouse: Joane Kent (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Kingsmill
Spouse: Jane Kingsmill (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: James
Surname: Knott
Given Name: John
Surname: Laydon (Layden, Leydon, Layton)
Spouse: Anne Burras (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Edward
Surname: Lloyd (Loyd)
Given Name: Albiano (Aliano, Albono)
Surname: Lupo
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Philip
Surname: Lupo
Given Name: Samuel
Surname: Macock (Macocke, Maycocke)
Given Name: Nicholas
Surname: Martiau (Marteu, Martue, Marteaw, Marteau)
Given Name: Francis
Surname: Mason
Given Name: Samuel
Surname: Mathews (Matthews, Matthewes)
Spouses: Frances Greville (in this record); Miss Hinton (first name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: George
Surname: Menefie
Spouse: Isabel Smyth (separate record available)
Given Name: Peter
Surname: Montague
Given Name: John
Surname: Moone (Moon)
Given Name: John
Surname: Moore (More)
Given Name: Alexander
Surname: Mountney
Spouse: Hannah Boyle (separate record available)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Osborne (Osbourn)
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Pace
Spouse: Isabel Smyth (separate record available)
Given Name: John
Surname: Parramore
Spouse: Elizabeth Drake (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Pead (Peede)
Spouse: Mary Pead (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Joane (Joan, Jane)
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Peirce (Pierce, Pearse, Perse, Perce, Peerce)
Spouse: William Peirce (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: William
Surname: Peirce (Pierce, Pearse, Perse, Perce, Peerce)
Spouse: Joane Peirce (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Abraham
Surname: Peirsey
Spouses: Elizabeth Draper (in this record); Frances Grenville (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Perry
Spouse: Isabell Smyth (separate record available)
Given Name: Alice
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Pierce; Bennett
Spouse: Thomas Bennett (in this record)
Given Name: Elizabeth
Surnames: Pierce; Barham; Jackson
Spouses:Anthony Barham (separate record available); Richard Jackson (in this record)
Given Name: Greville (Griville)
Surname: Pooley
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Pott
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Ann
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Price; Hallom (Halam, Hallam, Hollam, Hollom); Llewellyn (Lewellin)
Spouses: John Price (separate record available); Robert Hallom (separate record available); Daniel Llewellyn (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Price
Spouse: Ann Price (separate record available)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Purefoy (Purfoy, Purfray, Purifoy, Purifie)
Spouse: Lucy Purefoy (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Christopher
Surname: Reynolds (Reinolds)
Given Name: John
Surname: Robins (Robinson)
Given Name: John
Surname: Rolfe
Spouses: Rebecca Rolfe (Pocahontas) (in this record); Joane Peirce (in this record and in the records of her parents, William and Joane Peirce)
Given Name: William
Surname: Rookins (Rookings)
Spouse: Jane Baxter (in this record)
Given Name: Joseph
Surname: Royall
Spouse: Katherine Banks (in this record)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Savage (Savadge)
Spouse: Ann (Hannah) Savage (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Elizabeth
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Sharp (Sharpe); Packer (Parker, Paker); Baugh
Spouses: William Sharp (separate record available); Thomas Packer (in this record); William Baugh (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Sharp (Sharpe)
Spouse: Elizabeth Sharp (separate record available)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Sheppey (Sheepey, Sheppy)
Given Name: John
Surname: Slaughter (Slater)
Spouse: Anne Slaughter (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Probable but unproven descendants
Given Name: Arthur
Surname: Smith (Smyth)
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Smith
Given Name: Roger
Surname: Smith
Spouse: Joane Peirce (in this record and in the records of her parents, William and Joane Peirce)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Isabell (Isabella, Izabella)
Surnames: Smyth; Pace; Perry; Menefie
Spouses: Richard Pace (separate record available); William Perry (separate record available); George Menefie (separate record available)
Given Name: Ann (Anna)
Surnames: Southey (Soothey, Sothey); Harmar (Harmor, Harmer, Harman; Farmer); Littleton
Spouses: Charles Harmar (separate record available); Nathaniel Littleton (in this record)
Given Name: William
Surname: Spencer (Spence)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Spilman (Spellman, Spillman, Spelman)
Spouse: Hannah Boyle (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Stephens
Spouse: Elizabeth Peirsey (in this record and in the record of her father, Abraham Peirsey)
Given Name: William
Surname: Strachey
Spouse: Frances Forster (in this record)
Given Name: Nathaniel (Nathanell, Nathaniell)
Surname: Tatum (Tattam, Tatam)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Taylor
Given Name: Adam
Surname: Thorowgood (Thoroughgood, Thorogood, Thorugood)
Spouse: Sarah Offley (in this record)
Given Name: James
Surname: Tooke (Took, Tuke)
Given Name: Richard
Surname: Townshend (Townsend)
Spouse: Frances Baldwin (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Trussell
Given Name: Ann
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Utie (Uty, Utye, Utey); Bennett
Spouses: John Utie (separate record available); Richard Bennett (in this record)
Given Name: John
Surname: Utie (Uty, Utye, Utey)
Spouse: Ann Utie (separate record available)
Given Name: Edward
Surname: Waters (Watters, Walters)
Spouse: Grace Waters (separate record available)
Given Name: Grace
Surnames: Maiden name unknown; Waters (Watters, Walters) ; Robins
Spouses: Edward Waters (separate record available); Obedience Robins (in this record)
Given Name: Francis
Surname: West (Weste)
Spouse: Temperance Flowerdew (separate record available)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: West (Weste)
Given Name: Nathaniel
Surname: West (Weste)
Spouse: Frances Grenville (in this record)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: West (Weste)
Spouse: Cecily (Cecilia) Shirley (in this record)
Given Name: James
Surname: Whiting (Whitinge)
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Wilkins (Wilkens, Wilkines)
Spouses: Bridget Croft (in this record); Anne Wilkins (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Henry (Henery)
Surname: Williams
Spouses: Susan Andrews (possible maiden name) (in this record); Margery (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Willoughby (Willoby, Willoughbie)
Given Name: Abraham
Surname: Wood
No confirmed surviving descendants
Given Name: John
Surname: Woodliffe (Woodlief, Woodlase)
Given Name: John
Surname: Woodson
Spouse: Sarah Woodson (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Christopher
Surname: Woodward
Given Name: Ezekiah
Surname: Wroughton (Raughton)
Spouse: Margaret Wroughton (maiden name unknown) (in this record)
Given Name: Haute (Haut, Hant, Hante, Hautt, Hawt)
Surname: Wyatt (Wiatt, Wyat)
Spouses: Barbara Mitford (in this record); Ann Cox (in this record)
Given Name: George
Surname: Yeardley (Yardley)
Spouse: Temperance Flowerdew (separate record available)