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Ambrose Meador of England
Ambrose Meador was born c. 1580 in Avon, England. In about 1610, Ambrose married an unknown spouse in Bristol, Suffolk, England. This was the time of the Puritans and the English Civil War. As with the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Virginia Puritans wished to separate themselves from the main body of the Church of England. And, the voyage to Virginia provided perhaps the greatest separation possible in their time.
Ambrose, his wife, and a servant immigrated 5/1636 to Virginia. We know this from a 1635 land record where Ambrose surrendered 150 acres (50 x 3) of head-right to Peter Johnson to pay for their passage. And, Ambrose has been identified as a member of the Puritans of the Jamestown Colony.
Conflict between Roman Catholics, the Church of England, and the Puritans came to a head in the English Civil War. King Charles I of England came from the nominally Protestant Stuart Family of Scotland. Oliver Cromwell had just finished subjugating Ireland. Cromwell's return to England with his army meant open warfare against the King.
Virginians are known as the Cavaliers, in honor of supporters of King Charles I. Conditions were perhaps not too hospitable for Puritans in the Cavalier Colony. For this reason, the Puritans of the Jamestown Colony migrated in mass to the newly opened lands of Northumberland (now Lancaster) County. In about 1749, Ambrose and family migrated along with other Puritans to what would become Lancaster Co VA.
Ambrose and his wife lived and died at Accokeek Plantation in what would become Rappahannock Co VA.
Born c. 1580 Avon, England
Married c. 1610 in Bristol, Suffolk, England to an unknown spouse
Immigrated 5/1636 to Virginia
6/1/1636 Surrendered 150 acres of head-right to Peter Johnson to pay for passage.
1649 Isle of Wight Co VA Land Transaction
|a. Purchased 300 acres from Ambrose Bennett on the south side of Pajan
b. 4/9/1649 Sold land to Ralph Warrener
Migrated c. 1649 to Northumberland (now Lancaster) Co VA
1651 Lancaster Co split from Northumberland Co
1024/1653 Lancaster Co VA Tithe List: Ambrose Meador
1656 Rappahannock Co split from Lancaster Co
9/3/1656 Rappahannock Co VA Land Transaction
|Purchased 1,000 acres from James Williamson along Willing Creek (Totuskey Creek).|
Died after 12/24/1661 Rappahannock Co VA
1. Thomas Meador b. c. 1612 Bristol, Suffolk, England