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Taverners of Colonia Virginia
Posted by: Johanna Dordick Date: July 08, 2000 at 18:50:19
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Capt. John Taverner (gentleman)is mentioned in May 1609 as Cape Merchant (Treasurer) of the London Co of Virginia, and as Shareholder in 1617 records of the London Company of Virginia. On 17 March 1618, John Taverner took 100 acres in Richmond Co. VA.
A John Taverner, in England, witnessed a will of John Kirbie (a John Kirby also settled in Old Poquoson, Charles River Parish, York Co VA in the early 1600s).

Captain Henry Taverner made numerous voyages between England and the Colonies. He made early explorations of the Carolina and Florida coasts. In April 1635, English records mention as being from All Hollows Barking, England, 32 years old and married. Capt. Henry Taverner patented land in VA 1632-34.

Gyles (Giles) Taverner I was born in England, and died in 1655 in Charles Parish, York Co, VA. He was transported to VA in 1651 by Capt. Nicholas Martiau, however probably arrived sooner, but was later reported by Martiau as being among his "headrights." Gyles Taverner patented land in Northumberland Co VA and New Poquoson, York County, Virginia. In his 18 Nov 1655 will (WM(1)Vol VI, 92, July 1897) (proved 24 Jan 1655/6) Gyles provided that "my two eldest sons do keep and maintain their younger brother to school for two years." His sons were Mihill (Michael)the oldest, William and Gyles. He mentioned John Parsons, and signed it Gyles Taverner.

A later John Taverner patented land in Accomack Co Virginia in 1663.

William Taverner patented land in New Poquoson, York Co, VA in 1663 and, apparently another William patented land there in 1691.

Capt. John Taverner, b. in Charles Parish, York County, VA, and died abt 1698 in Richmond Co VA. He married Elizabeth, and served in the House of Burgesses in 1692.

I descend from their daughter Elizabeth b. 25 March 1681, prob. in Farnham Parish, Richmond Co VA, where she died 21 March 1727/8. She married Col. Thomas Beale III, son of Thomas Beale II and Anne Gooch (dau of Sir William Gooch). Thomas Beale served in the Virginia Militia, was a member of the Assembly of Virginia, and was on the Governor's Council, King and Queen County in 1704. He commanded a company of Militia in Richmond Co VA. Their children were: Taverner Beale Sr. who married Frances Madison (aunt of the President); Thomas Beale IV; William Beale; John Beale; Charles Beale; Richard Beale; Reuben Beale; Anne Beale; and Elizabeth Beale.

Much has already been documented about this Beale family. But I have been unable to find any information that has worked out the Taverner line. They were one of the first families of Colonial Virginia, and Thomas Beale I (the immigrant--from Maidstone, Kent, England) can be traced, with his family back to the 1300s in Maidstone Kent. If you have any information on the wonderful line of Taverners, I would truly appreciate knowing of it. I will be happy to share whatever correlation information I have, which is extensive. Thanks!!!


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