Posted By:Bob Harwell
Subject:Colonial Jamestown - Henry and William Hartwell
Post Date:April 25, 2003 at 09:12:03
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Forum:Hartwell Family Genealogy Forum
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Does anyone have any information on the English origins of the Hartwells who were prominent in Jamestown during the period of Bacon's rebellion?

It appears that William and Henry Hartwell were brothers and were both in Governor Berkeley's service. One of them (or perhaps their father) was wounded in the leg during the hostilities.

Henry was Clerk of the Colony. He returned to England in the 1690s and died in the summer of 1699.

William was a Captain in the Governor's guard.

William had 3 sons including John who died about 1714 in Surry County. John's widow Elizabeth married Stith Bolling.

I am trying to understand what, if any, relationship existed between this Hartwell line and the Har(e)well family which had land holdings adjacent to Stith Bolling.

I understand that William and Henry Hartwell were closely associated with Governor Berkeley and with the Governor's 2nd cousin Thomas Lygon.

Thomas Lygon's uncle William Lygon was married to Elizabeth Harewell who was a sister of Sir Edmund Harewell and Francis Harewell. Both Sir Edmund and Francis were shareowners in the Virginia Company. It is unclear what relation existed between Sir Edmund Harewell's family and the Har(e)wells who settled on the Nottoway River near the Bollings.