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John Laydon of Jamestown
Posted by: Ria Hendrix (ID *****8862) Date: February 28, 2003 at 18:19:45
In Reply to: John or James Layton of Jamestown by Georgia Clasing of 288

Book: James City Co: Keystone of the Commonwealth

page 34
In early January 1608, a devastating fire swept through James Cittie. April 10th another 40 settlers arrived. About nine months later, 70 new immigrants landed at Jamestown. Among them were Mrs. Thomas Forrest and her maid, Anne Burras, who married laborer John Laydon. Their union marked the beginning of family life in Virginia.
page 57
Joan Wright and Anne Burras Laydon, who was pregnant, were whipped because the shirts they had been making for the Virginia Company's servants became unraveled. Mrs. Laydon had a miscarriage. (Tyler Narratives)


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