Friday, March 10, 2017

Servants Brought to Virginia #history #genealogy

Aquia Church, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County

Aquia ChurchThere were incentives for land settlement in the Virginia colonies, especially if a gentleman brought over servants. Captain John Withers from Lancaster, England was granted 1,000 acres of land in Westmoreland County in 1654 and 320 acres in 1658; nominated as a vestryman and church warden of the Potomac Parish in 1666. He served as a member of the Houses of Burgesses of Stafford County in 1692, several years before his death. 

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