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16. GEORGE LYGON, a descendant of the deBracy family, owners of the Manor of Madresfield, in Worchestershire, which manor still remains in the possession of the Lygon family, and is now the seat of Sir William Lygon, 8th Earl Beauchamp, of Powyck. This worthy family came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066 and,…Read More
Henrico County: Virginia: Beginnings of IT Families Part III p. 262 by William Clayton Torrence . . . In the Henrico list of Heads of Families in 1679 we find the following names before which the significant term “Mr.” is placed: … Benjamin hatcher, … Richard Lyggon …RIchard Ward, Senior … [Robert] Hancocke. page…Read More
Richard Lygon Worcester born March 1594Sir William Ligon Worcester – knighted 9 Jan 1610William Lygon Madresfield – died 29 Jan 1680; brother of JohnWilliam Lygon Madresfield, Worcester died 1716Read More
page 37 Sir Richard Lygon 18. Sir Richard Lygon, eldest son of Richard Lygon and Anne his wife, was 21 years old when his father died, and was probably born in 1490. On September 15, 1512 he granted his mother for her dower in Gloucestershire the Manor of Bradwell together with rents out of the…Read More
page 103 46. Thomas Lygon, second son of William Lygon and his wife, Eleanor Dennis, is said by Smith in his “Lives of the Berkeleys” (Vol. ) page 104 II, p184) to live in Elliston in Gloucester”, but freom the will of his wife, his residence seems to have been Elstone farm in Wiltshire. Elstone…Read More
page 318 Colonel Thomas and Mary Ligon Issue of Colonel Thomas and Mary (Harris) Ligon:1. Willaim Ligon2. Johan Ligon3. Richard Ligon4. Mathew Ligon, b. 1659, Henrico CO, Va; d. unm. before May 1, 16895. Hugh Ligon6. Mary Ligon, b. 1663, Henrico CO., Va.; m. Thomas Farrar and had issue, a son Thomas Farrar. page…Read More
page 306 Col. Thomas Ligon Colonel Thomas Ligon, The Founder page 307 Colonel Thomas Lygon Colonel Thomas Ligon, of Madresfield, Worcestershire, England, born 1586, the founder of the Ligon Family in the New World, accepted his portion of his father’s estate in England, and came to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1641, with his…Read More
p 77 A List of Patents for Land Signed May the Second, 1705 Henrico County granted to Wm. Hatcher 550 acres Northampton County granted to Elis’b Webb 75 acres p 218 A True and Perfect Rent Roll in Henrico Co. April 1705 Henrico County ContinuedHatcher, John 215 acresHatcher, Edw’d Sr. 150 acresHatcher, Benj’m Sr. 250…Read More
William Hancock was one of the colonists killed at Berkley (see Virginia Historical Magazine Vol. 32 pg 413) Berkeley Hundred was a land grant in 1618 of the Virginia Company of London to Sir William Throckmorton, Sir George Yeardley, George Thorpe, Richard Berkeley, and John Smyth (1567–1641) of Nibley. Smyth was also the historian of the Berkeley group, collecting over 60 documents relating…Read More