The Distinguished Family of
Catesby ap Roger Jones
The ancestors of Catesby ap Roger Jones include many of the finest early American Colonial families. I have listed this information here for our family's knowledge. While I believe all of this to be reasonably accurate, further documentation should be collected and the facts annotated by their source.
It would be good to annotate this with who fought in the American Revolutionary War and in the War of 1812.
Some books and pamphlets of use that I have:
Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia; Some of his Antecedents and Descendants. Judge L. H. Jones. Albany, NY. Joel Munsell's Sons. 1891. Revised 1911 (doubled in length by an addendum). A bound photocopy of the 1891 version can be bought from Higginson Books for $44 The research notes for this book are at the Library of Congress and are available on microfilm (If I recall correctly, see "Jones Family History").
Umpublished manuscript regarding the Jones family. A copy is at William & Mary (no author listed) and another copy (with author but I don't have that information) is in our family. The Roger Jones line is extended back into Europe. I believe this was written by Lewis H. Jones or by T. Catesby Jones of New York after 1923.
The Lees of Virginia; Biography of a Family. Burton J. Hendrick. Originally published 1935, Boston, MA. I have a 1997 paperback copy. There are a number of Lee genealogy books; this just happens to be one I have.
A History of the Catesbys from 1086 to 1986. R.C.C. (Robert Cooper Catesby) Privately published, ca. 1986.
Genealogy of the Page Family of Virginia. Richard Channing Moore Page, M.D. The first edition was 1883. The second edition was 1893. My copy is a 1983 reprint of the second edition. Reprinted by C.J. Carrier Company, Harrisonburg, VA, 1983. This is offered by Higginson Books for $45 (probably a bound photocopy).
The 1997 Page-Nelson Society Reunion. Constance Page Daniel, George C. Griffin II, Thomas P. Nelson, Jr. C. Wray Page, Jr. 1997.
Brief Sketch of the Career of Captain Catesby ap R. Jones. W. S. Mabry. Privately published Selma, AL, 1912.
The Cocke-Catesby Family History compiled by Joe Roberson. (Latest edition 2003).
Walker Reynolds. 1799-1871. ( Walker Reynolds, Jr., M.D. ??) 1992. A collection of information about Walker Reynolds.
Descendants of Walker Reynolds: A Chronological and Biographical Study. Information from descendants for the Induction of Walker Reynolds into the Alabama Men's Hall of Fame, 1992.
Tartt Family History. Sylvia Tartt Gilder 1997
Some web pages of use... This is just a small sampling!
There are about 37 ancestors of Catesby ap Roger Jones (born 1821) that held office in the Colonies prior to 1701. Three of these were Governors of Virginia. Other individuals of note that are close to this line include George Mason ("Father of the Bill of Rights"), Robert E. Lee (first cousin of Catesby ap Roger Jones's mother), and George Washington. Queen Elizabeth's maternal grandmother was a 6th cousin of Catesby ap Roger Jones (which makes his grandchildren (such as my mother) 8th cousins of Queen Elizabeth II).
The Catesby line has been traced back to the Domesday Book in 1066 to Sasfrid, the landlord of the town of Catesby, whose descendants were named "de Catesby". The line includes 9 knights and notables William "The Cat" Catesby, Robert Catesby, Sir John Catesby, and Mark Catesby. The Catesbys are related to Princess Diana's lineage.
The Lee line can be traced back from Richard Lee (b. 1613) 25 generations to Alfred the Great (b. 849).
Virginia Governor Robert "King" Carter, through his mother Sarah Ludlowe, is reported to be a 15th generation descendant of King Ferdinand III (Saint Ferdinand III), of Castile and Leon (born 1199).
Mary Horsemanden (wife of Col. Williiam Everyn Byrd I) was a descendant of King Edward III and many more royalty in his or his wife's line.
The Cary line can be traced back to 1208 and has at least three Lords and seven Knights.
Ancestry chart of Catesby ap Roger Jones, traced back generally to immigrants to America with notes on those who served in the Colonies before 1701. I may have missed some individuals (if you notice any, please let me know). While this information is as accurate as possible, there are most likely some errors. To verify the information, the sources must be checked and the lineage confirmed by more authoritative sources.
Notes with this color indicate individuals who held office in the American Colonies before 1701
Notes with this color are points of interest or genealogical information..
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(Commodore) Catesby ap Roger Jones (b. 21 Apr 1821, "Fairfield", Frederick (now Clarke) Co., Virginia; d 20 Jun 1877, Selma, AL; m. 23 Mar 1865, Selma, AL.)
(Major General) Roger Jones (b: 1788, Westmoreland Co., VA; d. 15 Jul 1852, Washington, DC. Buried in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington DC; m: Nov 20, 1818, Frederick Co. VA)
(Major) Catesby Jones (b. ca 1756, Westmoreland Co, VA; d. Dec. 1847, Virginia; marriage 1778, Westmoreland Co., VA)
Apparently listed in Francis B. Heitman's Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution as a 1st Leut. 2nd Va. Regt. from 28th Sept 1775
Is this the same Catesby Jones listed as Captain of the 21st Regiment of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812? See the payroll.
(Colonel) Thomas Jones (b. Dec 25. 1726, Hanover Co., VA; d. ca 1785 "Spring Garden", Hanover Co, VA; m. before 1755 ca 1753?)
Thomas Jones (b. before 1702, Gloucester Co, VA; d. 21 May 1757, "Spring Garden", Hanover Co. VA; buried "Spring Garden"; Will probated 7 Sep 1758; m 14 Feb. 1725, Williamsburg, Gloucester Co., VA)
Captain Roger Jones (b. 12 June 1642, St. Dunstan Stepney England, baptised 23 June 1642; d. 6 Jan 1701 Stepney, Near London, England, buried Mansfield, Nottingham, England, Parish Church; Will dated 17 Aug 1701, proved April 1702)
Dorothy Walker (12 Sep 1642 baptised at Mansfield, Nottingham Co., England; d. 17 April 1696, Burried at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.)
Elizabeth Catesby (nee Cocke) Pratt (Aug 29, 1701 - March 11, 1762 (Northumberland Co. VA)) (widow of William Pratt of Gloucester Co., VA)
Sir (Dr.) William Cocke (b. 1671/2 (Sudbury, Suffolk Co. England); d. 20 Oct 1720 (buried in Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA); m. 4 Sep 1699 St Peters Church, Sudbury, England)
Secretary of State, Judge of the Admiralty Court. He was a member of the Virginia Council when he died in 1720.
Francis was the County Clerk of Old Rappahannock (Essex Co.) in 1691-2 and Burgess for Essex County in 1706 and 1712. He built Bathurst, Essex Co., VA ca. 1692, which was named after his wife, Mary Bathurst.
He was the 1st Clerk of Essex Co after division in 1692, in office til 1702.
Appointed Sr. Justice in 1711 til death. He was an Attorney at Law, his education of the very highest standard, having been sent to England to complete it
Lancelot Bathurst fifth son of Sir Edward Bathurst and Susan Rich, was the immigrant ancestor. He was in New Kent County in 1683. In 1688 he was clerk of the committee of Private Causes in the House of Burgesses, and in 1698 served as High Sheriff of New Kent.
Susanna Lane ()
Lettice Corbin Turberville (b. 7 Jan 1763)
John Turberville (b. 14 SEP 1737 Loundon, Westmoreland Co. VA; d. 10 JUL 1799; m. 1759 in Westmoreland, , Hickory Hill, Virginia )
George Turberville (b. ca. 1694, Louden, Virginia; d. 1742 Hickory Hill, Westmoreland Co., Virginia; m. 1733 Loudon, Virginia)
On 20 May 1685, we find him appointed deputy sheriff to Capt. William Lee. He became an extensive land owner in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties and after the death of William Lee he became sheriff. On 15 Jun 1692, he took the oath as Justice of the Peace [4:592]. On 15 Apr 1696, he was sworn as high sheriff [4:723]. He was still a justice in 1699 and a member of the House of Burgesses in 1702-1704. He also served Lancaster County as Clerk.
Col. Corbin, of Middlesex county, was the son of Henry Corbin, of the colonial council. He was a naval officer of the Rappahannock in 1705. He was burgess for Middlesex county in 1698, 1699, 1700-1702, 1703-1705, 1718-1720 and for King and Queen county in 1715. He was county lieutenant.
Jane Lane was his second wife.
It appears there were two John Manns in Gloqucester Co. at this time. This John Mann mentions a "cousin" (not necessarily a first cousin) Mary Hampton in his will. Capt. John Hampton was deeded some land in 1677 by a John Mann and the deed mentions the impending marriage of his daughter Mary to John Hampton.
My belief is that these two John Manns may be cousins or possibly father and son. There is also some weak evidence that they lived on either side of the East River (with my John Mann being on the east side).
Mary Pettus (b. ca 1647/8; d. 18 Mar 1703/4; buried Timberneck, Gloucester Co., VA)
The Page genealogy book gives the inscriptions for the graves of John and Mary Mann and their daughter Mary Mann. It doesn't indicate this Mary was Mary Pettus.
P. 186 of Vol 26, Tyler's Quarterly Magazine; William & Mary College Quarterly III, p.34 for inscription on her tombstone, which has the Mann arms. She was 56 yrs. of age when she died. The York records show she was appointed executrix of the will of Elizabeth Pettus, dau. of Thomas Pettus, deceased (son of Col. Thomas Pettus).
Mary Mann was widow of Edmund Berkeley, deceased, before 1674.
Colonel Thomas PETTUS (aka Councilor) came to America in 1638-1641, after serving on the Continent in the Thirty Years War, for the Virginia Company in command of forty men to assist the colonists in their struggles with the Powhatan Indians at Jamestown.
Appointed by Crown Gov. Council of VA 1641-1660, highest honor of Virginia, title given "Colonel"
Vestryman of Bruton Parish 1636-40
Elizabeth Durrant (nee Mouring) (b. ABT 1615 in , New Kent, Virginia; d. May 1700)
"Colonial official, landowner; born in Lancaster County, Va. He served in the Virginia Assembly (1691--92, 1695--99) and the Council (1699--1732). A large landowner himself, he became the agent for the wealthy Fairfax family in 1702 and used his position to become one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. His political and economic position earned him the title of "King Carter" or "King Robin." (see Glenn's 'Some Colonial Mansions')" - p. 182."
COL. ROBERT CARTER, King Carter (3--7), of "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va., b. 1663; d. Aug. 4, 1732; he served as a Burgess, 1695-99, and as Speaker of the House; as Treasurer of the Colony, 1694-1732; an influential [p.110] member of the King's Council, 1699-1732, and its President; acting Governor, 1726-27. On account of his great prominence and wealth, he was called "King Carter." His estate consisted of 300,000 acres of land, 1,000 slaves and 10, 100 pounds Sterling; he was also a prominent and active member of the Established Church; served as Vestryman of Christ Church, Lancaster Co., and built the present Church, which is one of the prettiest and most interesting in Colonial Virginia; he is buried just outside of this old Church. He m. (first) Judith Armistead, d. 1699; dau. of Col. John and Judith (Bowles) Armistead, of "Hesse," Gloucester Co., Va.; (second) Elizabeth (Landon) Willis, dau. of Thomas Landon, of "Grednal," Hereford Co., England.
COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE Southern States of America
CARTERS OF COROTOMAN page 109-114
[p.109] COL. JOHN CARTER, of England and Virginia, was the son of Hon. William Carter, of "Casstown," Hereford Co., and the Middle Temple, England. Col. John Carter was b. 1620, in England; d. 1669, at "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va.; he came to the Colony in 1649, and located in lower Norfolk, which he represented as Burgess, 1649; he later removed to Lancaster Co., where he built the ancestral home of "Corotoman." He served as a Burgess from Lancaster, 1653-58, and was an influential member of the King's Council, 1658-59; Commander against the Rappahannock Indians, 1654; Col. of Lancaster, 1656; liberal supporter of the Established Church, he gave the first Church which stood on the land where Christ Church was later built, and was a Vestryman. He made will in 1669; m. (first) Jane Glyn, dau. of Morgan Glyn, of England; (second) Eleanor (Eltonhead) Brocas, wid. of Hon. William Brocas, and dau. of Richard and Ann (Sutton) Eltonhead, of England; (third) Anne Carter, dau. of Cleave Carter, of England; (fourth) Sarah Ludlow dau. of Gabriel Ludlow, of "Dinton;" (fifth Elizabeth Sherley, of Gloucester Co., Va.
"Col. of "Carotoman", Lancaster Co. came to VA about 1643, probably from Middlesex 1643-4 - became member of VA house of Burgesses from Lower Norfolk Co. county justice and member of the Governor's council, 1657."
"William Armistead (1610-1660), came to Virginia from Yorkshire, England in 1635, and settled in Elizabeth City County, married Anne__________, and had issue: John Armistead who married Judith (Hone?) and had issue: Elizabeth Armistead who married William Churchill. They had a son (born 1704) named Armistead Churchill. (Sons of Revolution, p. 287)"
See Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I III--Colonial Councillors of State Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume II, II--Governors of the State--1776-1861
He became a member of the House of Burgesses. He was made Receiver General of His Majesty's Revenues, appointed Public Agent of Virginia to the Court and Ministry of England, and President of the Governor's Council.
William Evelyn Byrd I (b: 1653 in London, England; d. 4 DEC 1704 in Westover, Charles City County, Virginia; buried Westover Gardens; m: 1673 in Charles City County, Virginia)
Byrd was made a member of the House of Burgesses and promoted to the Council in 1683. By this time, Byrd was sending pack trains far into the Western Territories to exchange goods with Indians. He frequently represented the colony at treaty-making ceremonies, leading to a high position in the militia.
Mary Horsemanden Byrd was reportedly related to all the royal families of Europe through her grandmother, Ursula St. Leger. Mary was married first to Samuel Fillmer, third son of Sir Robert Fillmer of East Sutton, Kent. She was a widow by the age of 21.
Notes regarding Mary (or Maria) HORSMANDEN, wife of Col. Wm. Byrd I: her ancestry was very distinguished, and can be traced back to English King Edward III by his third son John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
Warsham Horsemanden (b: 1628 in Ulcombe, Kent, England; d. 1691 in Purleigh, Essex, England; m. ABT 1650)
Col. Warham Horsemanden, of Charles City County, Virginia, who later returned to England, resided at "Parleigh," Essex Co. per "The Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, The Byrds of Westover." page 104.
His mother was Ursula Saint Leger. The Saint Leger line is descended from the Plantagenets and King Edward III. Also see this page. The line continues to Alfred the Great.
Captain Leonard Yeo was a Burgess in 1644, 1645 from Elizabeth City.
Col. Leonard Yeo was a Burgess in 1663 and 1666 from Elizabeth City.
Hugh Yeo was a Burgess in 1663 and 1666 from Accomac
The various online genealogies show a Rebecca Yeo that was born in 1644 (to Leonard Yeo) died in 1737 and was married to John Lear who died in 1696. This could be a second marriage, but I suspect it was a different Rebecca Yeo.that married John Selden, gave birth in 1705, and died in 1737,
Mary Cary (b: 1704 in Warwick Co. VA; d. BEF. 25 Mar 1775)
Col. Miles Cary II (b: 1655/6; d. 17 Feb 1707/1708/1709 in "Richneck", Warwick Co, VA; m. 12 Apr 1702)
He was Surveyor General of Virginia, 1617, also Clerk of Assembly.
[He was] clerk of the general court, 1691; burgess for Warwick county in 1688, for James City 1692-93, and for Warwick county from 1698 to 1706; register of the vice-admiralty court, 1697; naval officer of York river; trustee of William and Mary College, 1693, and afterwards rector; surveyor-general, 1692 to 1708.
The Cary line can be traced back to 1200 including at least seven Knights and three Lords.
Miles died in 1667 from wounds received while defending Fort Comfort from a raid by the Dutch Navy.
Anne Taylor (b. 1 Mar 1620/21 in Pennington, Castle, Cumberland Co, England; d. JUN 1667 in "Windmill Point",Warwick,Virginia; m 1645)
Capt. Thomas Taylor (b. 15 MAR 1573/74 in Hadley, Middlesex, London, England; d. 13 MAR 1656/57 in Hadleigh, Suffolk Co, England; buried Hadleigh Cemetery; m. 9 OCT 1599 in Hadleigh, Middlesex, England)
He was Lieutenant-colonel, sheriff, burgess, and justice of Norfolk County, and an eminent merchant.
Col. William Wilson's spouse is believed to have been Anne or Jane Milnor. [Note: Thomas Cary married Anne Milner in1669]
They had at least one known child: Mary Wilson, who was married in 1711 to Archibald Blair. Archibald and Mary had one daughter, Elizabeth Blair, born on April 4, 1712 in Williamsburg, Virginia. [Note this leaves open the possibility that this Mary first married Miles Cary II, becoming a widow before marrying Archibald.]
[William's brother] Col. James Wilson & wife Elizabeth Willis Wilson [had a daughter Mary].
Mary Thomson Mason (b. 1731 (Christian Temple Manor, Charles Co., MD); d. Jan. 5, 1758 (VA))
Her brother was (Colonel) George Mason "Father of the Bill of Rights" Dec. 11, 1725 ("Newton" at Doeg's Neck Plantation) - Oct. 7, 1792 (Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax Co. VA) married Anne Eilbeck April 4, 1750 (Mattawoman Plantation, Charles Co., MD)
[He] was justice of the peace in 1689-'99, and captain of rangers. In 1699-1700 he was county lieutenant of Stafford, under General Nicholson, and was engaged, as his father had been before him, in the defense of the Potomac region against the Indians.
George Mason (b. 1629 (Pershore, England); d. 1686 (Virginia); m. 1658)
He was sheriff of Stafford county in 1670, and county lieutenant in 1675. Colonel Mason represented his county in "Bacon's assembly" in 1676. He was conspicuous in Indian warfare, and in Bacon's rebellion he espoused the popular side in the house of burgesses. In the acts of the assembly for 1675, 1679, and 1684, Colonel Mason is seen to be actively engaged in defending his frontier county against the Indians.
Mary French (b. 1630 Pershore, Worcestershire, England ; d. 1660 - 1664 in Culpeper Co., Va)
Born in England. Gentleman of the Bedchamber for Charles I. Colonel of Horse. Fled to Northen Neck of Virginia in 1651, soon after the Battle of Worcestor, transported to Va before 1654 by his brother Thomas Fowke. Acquired a great deal of land inWestmoreland Co. Va. Was Colonel of Troops there. Moved to Maryland in 1660s. He was deceased at the time of his daughter's marriage to William Dent.
Anne Chandler (nee Thorowgood) (b: 1630 in Elizabeth City, VA; d. AFT. 1672 Charles Co. MD)
Capt. Adam Thorowgood (b. 1603 Norfolk, England; d. 1640, Norfolk Co., VA; m 18 JUL 1627 in St. Anne's Church, Blackfriars, London, England)
Anne Lee (b. 1776 ("Leesylvania", Prince William Co., VA); d. Aug 1857 (Washington, DC))
Henry Lee (b:1729 ("Transylvania", Westmoreland Co. VA); d. Oct 1747 (Prince William Co., VA); m. Dec. 1, 1753, James City, VA.)
Henry Lee (b: 1691 ("Lee Hall", Westmoreland Co., VA); d. between 13 Jun 25 and Aug. 25, 1747 (Probate date); m. 1724 Prince William Co. VA)
Richard Lee "The Scholar" (b: 1646 in "Paradise", Gloucester Co., Virginia or 1647 in New Poquoson,York,VA; d. 12 MAR 1747 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland,VA; buried "Burnt House Field", Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., Virginia; m.1674 in Westmoreland Co., Virginia )
Burgess, Westmoreland Co. 1670,1672,1679; Member of Council 1677-1691, 1693-1699; Colonel of Horse, Westmoreland, Northumberland and Stafford Counties, 1680.
Richard Lee (b. 1613 in Nordley Regis, Coton, Schrops, England or 1590 (Coton, Shropshire, England) or 1608 in Worcester, Worcestershire,England; d. 1 MAR 1664 in Dividing Creek, Northumberland Co. VA; m 1641 Jamestown, VA)
Burgess of York Co. 1647-1648; Member of Council, 1651, 1660-1664[ Attorney General, 1643; Secretary of State 1649-52.
Anne Constable Owen (b. 1615 in London, England; Christened: 21 Feb 1622 St. Gregory,by St. Paul Church, London, England; d. 6 Oct 1706 Dividing Creek, Northumberland Co. VA; buried Old Lee Graveyard at Cobbs Hall, Northumberland Co., Virginia)
There is disagreement as to whether her last name is Owen or Constable (with different fathers for each name).
HON. HENRY CORBIN married Alice, daughter of Richard Eltonhead, of "Eltonhead," Lancashire, England, July 25, 1645. He emigrated to the Colony of Virginia about 1650, and first lived in the Parish of Stratton-Major, in King and Queen County, and later at "Buckingham House," Middlesex County, where a ruined chapel, said to have been a part of his residence is still to be seen. He was a member of the King's Council, and a portrait representing him in his robes of office as Councilor of State of the Commonwealth of England, is preserved at "Mount Airy," the residence of Mr. Henry A. Tayloe, at Warsaw Postoffice, Richmond County, Virginia, who is his great-great-great-great-grandson.
Henry Corbin died in Virginia, January 8, 1676. His will is dated July 25, 1675. He left large estates in England and in Virginia.
He settled at Berkeley Hundred, Charles City county, and in 1659-60 he represented Henrico in the house of burgesses, of which he was the speaker. By instructions from England, dated Sept. 2, 1662, the act passed by the assembly, imposing two shillings per hogshead on all tobacco from Virginia, was confirmed and "Theodorick Bland, Esq." was appointed collector of the same. A few years later Bland was appointed a member of the council, and was present June 21, 1665, July 10, 1666, and March and April, 1670.
Landed in Virginia about 1669.At this time, it was clear that Virginia would be a successful colony.Apparently came of a royalist family that was ruined in the English Civil War. Was an "undertaker" (building contractor) when he arrived,soon became tobacco planter.His family probably had connections in Virginia that he used to his profit. He came to Virginia intent on making his fortune.Began life without an acre, had 10,000 when he died.Curles estate purchased for pittance after former owner Nathaniel Bacon led treasonous rebel
A well preserved impression in wax of their arms appears on a document in the records of Henrico County, Virginia, executed by William Randolph, in 1698. He succeeded Captain Henry Randolph, as clerk of Henrico County, in 1673.
Mary Isham (b. 1660 in Bermuda One Hundred, Virginia; d. 29 DEC 1735 in Turkey Island, Virginia)
Captain Warner was a member of the King's Council of the Royal Governor of Virginia until his death. This included being Justice and Burgess of York and Gloucester Counties between 1652 and 1658. This enabled him to advise the Governor on many important matters. He was named Speaker of the House and known as Speaker Warner at this time. He became Captain of the Virginia Militia and received commission from the Governor "Gentlemen." He aided the Dutch with the attacks on the Virginia Fleet of Hampton Roads. Augustine Warner was also famous for giving handsome service of communion plate to Abingdon Parish as well. He was considered an important man of the county as "Mister" was a term of respect. "Ordinary people had no handle on their names."
Augustine Warner I is the great grandfather of George Washington, as well as ancestor to Robert E. Lee, Capt. Meriwether Lewis and the Queen of England.
Colonel of a troop of horse and commmander of the York County, Virginia, militia 1698, member of the Council 1691-1725, Attorney General 1684-1691, Secretary of the Colony 1702-1712, 1720-1722, acting Governor of Virginia 1706-1710.
"Col. Edmund Jennings, Esq., of "Ripon Hall," Yorkshire, England. He was of the King's Council; Secretary of War in 1704."
COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE Southern States of America
HON. EDMUND JENNINGS, of "Ripon Hall," York Co., Va., b. 1659, in England; d. June 2, 1727, in Virginia; the son of Sir Edmund and Margaret (Burkham) Jennings, of Ripon, York Co., England, and grandson of Sir Jonathan Jennings, of Ripon, and Sir Edward Burkham, Lord Mayor of London, 1621-22. He came to Virginia at an early age, and took an active part in affairs of both Church and State; was a liberal supporter of the Established Church; served as Attorney General, 1680-92; of the King's Council, 1701-27; Secretary of State, 1704-6; Acting Governor from June, 1706, to Aug. 23, 1710; again Secretary of State, 1720-22; and later he would have again become Acting Gov'ernor, but was set aside on account of feeble health. He m. Frances Corbin, b. 1651, dau. of Hon. Henry and Alice (Eltonhead) Corbin, of "Buckingham House," Middlesex Co., Va.