The first Huddleston we have mention of is Captain John Huddleston, master of the Bova Nova, who served the Virginia Company in 1620. He had tracts of land in Jamestown, Virginia and also Nevis Island, in the Carribeans. He helped the Pilgrims in 1622, See Bradford's Of Plymouth Colony, page 150 and Young's Chronicles, page 293.
Virginia Colonial Records Project
Survey Report No. 3996
22 June 1620. Like evidence given by John Huddleston, sailor aged 33.
Survey Report No. GL.5
References Crick and Alman Guide, pp.64-65.
Depositions in the Court of Common Pleas, 17 November 1621. the depositions are made by John Mennys, gent., of Sandwich, Kent; John Huddleston, gent., of Radcliffe, Middlesex, master of the Bona Nova; William Jackson of Ratcliffe, gunner of the Bona Nova; John Ward of Ratcliffe, mariner; and George Hooper of Ratcliffe; mariner. The depositions state the deponents were in Virginia during the period January-June, and that they had learned of the death of Mr. William Tracy of Berkeley, Shirley Hundred, Virginia, apparently during or earlier than January. One deposition refers to a Captain Powell, who had married William Tracy's daughter.
The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660
November 21, 1621
Commissions granted to: Daniel Gat(e)s to be master of the Darling and to fish on the coast of Virginia; John Huddleston to make a voyage to Virginia; and to have free fishing on the American coast; Captain Thomas Jones, master of the Discovery, to fish on the American coast and to trade furs in Virginia. (BL:Add Mss 14285)
July 1, 1652
Petition of Captain William Digby. He was a planter in St. Christopher's 24 years ago burt was soon after taken prisoner by the Spaniards to Cadiz where he remained for 6 years. Ten years ago Sir Thomas Warner, the governor of St. Christopher's, assigned him a plantation in Nevis, Captain Luke Stokes, has taken 280 acres of the plantation for John Jennings. He prays for its restitution. Encloses note of grant made by James, Earl of Carlisle, to William Digby of land in Nevis between the lands of Captain John Huddleston and Thomas Merriton. (cspl).
Library OF Congress The Records of The Virginia Company of London The Court Book, From The Manuscript In The Library Of Congress Edited With An Introduction And Bibliography, By Susan Myra Kingsbury, A. M., Ph. D. Instructor In History And Ergonomics Simmons College Preface by Herbert Levi Osgood, A. M., Ph. D. Professor Of American History In Columbia University Carola Woerishoffer Professor Of Social Economy Bryn Mawr College Copyright Washington Government Printing Office 1906 & 1933 Volume I 1607-1622 & Volume II 1622-1624
Volume I page 370
Hee haveinge receaved notice of the good carriage of some psonns in Virginia was specially to recomend vnto them one mr Whittakers Leivetennat of the Companies men who had given a good Accompt of the trust reposed in him likewise mr Huddlestone mr of the Bona Noua who discharged himselfe well of all that was reposed to his trust and returneth much comended from the Gouernor and Counsell, as one of the sufficientest Mrs that ever came thither.
Volume II page 375
CXXIX. Sir Edwin Sandys. A Letter To John Ferrar August 25, 1620 Ferrar Papers Document in Magdalene College, Cambridge. Autograph Letter, signed List of Records No. 197
Sr Yesterday Mr Huddleston came to salute me: And this day he sent for Captain Nuce & his wife to the Ship: who hath spent Wth me here welnigh a sennight; & I have dismissed him I hope well informed & satisfyed.
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Some wants Mr Huddleston was in: Wch are here supplyed. Thus for Virginia all I trust stands well. ffor I have written of all things at large, & satisfyed everie point of Yor carefull letters. But for my owne private, things are not so well as I could wish, ffor my wife hath been in danger: & hir midwife sent for. Yet now she goeth on: Yet will not be able to travail before she be lighted. This will keep me longer from Yu, & sore against my will be good at Alholemtide. The enclosed is from Captain Nuce to Sr J. Davers, to send me down 1000. So in great hast, Wth hartiest salutations, I rest Yors assured Edwin Sandys
CLIX. William Powell. A Letter to Sir Edwin Sandys April 12, 1621 Ferrar Papers Document in Magdalene College, Cambridge. Autograph Letter, Signed List of Records No. 236
Not any waye moved with the power of your place, Right Noble Sr, although I hartelie wish such honnoRS might euer be so worthelie conferd: but as I must confess invited, naye incited by those inward beautyes, pietie, and pitte Wch do so loudlie speak you to the world more then man, did I adventure to present vnto your gentle acceptance the free offering of my willing services: how curteouslye itt pleased you to intertaine them I was certefyed by verball relation from Mr Hudlestone, he farter intimatinge, that if there had not bynn some differences betweene our Gennerall Sr George Yeardley, whome you much respect, and my self, you had vndoubtedlie amplifified your favours in a larger measure: although your least of loue is farr beyond my best of merritt, yett so ambitiouslie covetous am I of your good repute, that I beseech you thinke it not ymptinent, if to remoue such vnpleasinge obstacles I somewhat dilate vpon those occurrences. St Paules affection against Alexaner the Smithe, doth sufficientlie argue the lawlfulnes of a complainte, wherein deliberate discretion inquireth after the matter not the man, for we must not haue the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the god of glorie, with respect of persons, least we comitt sinne, and be convinced of the law as trangressours.
Eliza: in Virginia 27 Maii 1621.
Since I cannot write pleasinge thinges, I haue forborne to direct my Ires to Ye Companie, wherein if yow finde I haue erred, I beseech yow to ioyne Wth my L. of SOUTHton in my excuse, whose favoR therin I haue humbly besought.
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I haue bene earnestlie entreated by one that otherwise may &doth& commaund me to take my complainte against Huddlestone in my Ires to Ye Councell. I praie Sr, do you therfore take onely a pryvate Notice of his miscarriage. My wife would declared hir owne thankefullnes to my Nobel Ladie in wrytinge. But it is not yet two daies since shee added a iolly boy to the Collonie: and remaines (I thanke God) in good health, considering hir estate, shee, Wth me desires to be rembred to the younge gentlewomen.
[Indorsed by Sir Edwin Sandys:] From Capt. Nuice 27 May 1621. to Sr E. Sandys. From Virginia. [Addressed by self:] To the HOble Knight Sr Edwin Sandys these. at Northborne in Kent or elswhere.
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CXCVII. Council And Company For Virginia. A Commission Granted To John Huddleston
November 21, 1621
Additional Manuscripts, 14285, Folios 75a-76a Document in British Museum, London List of Records No. 277
[75a] A Comission graunted by the Counsell and Company for Virginia to John Huddleston for a Voyadge to Virginia and for a free fishinge on the Coast of America.
To all whome these present shall come to be seen or heard the Counsell and Company for Virginia send greetinge whereas the right HONOble Henry Earle of Southhampton Sr Edwin Sandy knight John fferar Thomas Knightley Gabrielle BarboR and John Delbridge haue for the advancement and supporte of the Colonie in Virginia furnished and sett out the good Shippe called Bona Noua of the burden of 190 tun to transporte and carrie ouer into Virginia fortie fiue persons there to plant and inhabite together with sundrie necessarie prouisions aswell for the said Passengers as also for the benifitt and advancement of the Colonie and haue ordained John Huddlestone to be the GouernoR and Captaine ouer the said Shippe and Marriners as also of all the Passengers and Wee therefore do by these present straightly charge and comand the said John Huddleston to take the directest course according to his best skill for Virginia and there to land & deliver  all the Passengers and good accordinge as he shalbe here ordered and appointed and after the pformance of the said voyage wee do by these present giue full and [and] authority vnto the said John Hudleston and the rest of the Marriners of the Bova Noua freely to fish in all pt of the Sea cost of Virginia between the degrees of thirty three and forty fiue of Northerly latitude as also ath their pleasure to land on the said Coast and the same to vse aswell for dryinge of their nett dryinge and salting of their fish as also for all necessarie vses for themselues and fishinge duringe the time of that seruice without wronginge or annoying the priuate possesion of any man Straightly charginge and requiringe all Inhabitant or members of the Colonye of Virginia and all other psons tradinge thither or there remayninge to giue noe disturbance or annoyance contrary to the effect of these present to the said John Hudleston or to the ship the Bova Noua or any other vessell boat Agent ffactors Marriners SayloRS or labourers thervnto belong as they will answere the Contrary at their perrill And wee doe further charge the said John Hudleston not to interrupt any Shippinge of the Subject of any his maTE freind or Allies  or any other whatsoeuer during his said voyage but if he shalbe chased or encountred by any mann of Warre or other saile whatsoeuer that shall goe about to hinder his proceeding or doe him any violence in such cases accordinge to the power graunted vnto vs his MaTIE wee will and comand him with all his power and vttermost endeauoR to repell resist and defend himselfe and our honors against the vniust force of what Nation souer aswell in his passage outward as homward as in all harboRS Riuers members of the Territories of our Plantacon And this our Comission shalbe his sufficient warrant herein In witnesse of the premisses wee haue herevnto caused the Comon Seale of Or Company to be fixed Giuen in a great and generall Quarter Courte the 21 of Nouemb: and in the yeares of the raigne of Or soveraigne Lourde James by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland DefendoR of the faith etc that is to say of England ffrance and Ireland the nineteenth and of Scotland the fiue and fifith.
I am trying to trace a Mrs. Huddleston who was in York County in 1670.
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