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Posted by: Ruth V. Gamble Date: April 17, 1999 at 20:19:58
In Reply to: Re: VERMILLION OF NORTH CAROLINA & VIRGINIA by Charles Vermillion of 1041

Hi Charles,
Re. your question about why Giles was put into servatude. It has been the speculation at least in this branch of the family, that Giles was bonded to James Green to pay for his passage to the colonies. Apparently he was treated well, and if he did marry the daughter of the neighboring land owner, he wasn't treated as a servant. He was thirteen when he came here in 1698, and he and Jane married ca. 1708, so he was bonded for no more than ten years, probably less. There was a family story about a male member of the family who stole some beans from the kitchen of the manor where he was working. He was caught and jumped out of the window to escape, and fled from fear of punishment. Maybe this was Giles. I don't know who it was or if it was true, but it could explain why he left Wales.
Thanks for your answer


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