Edward Brown(e) I (b. Bet. 1601 - 1610, d. 18 Nov 1669)
Edward Brown(e) I was born Bet. 1601 - 1610 in _, Wales, Great Britain, and died 18 Nov 1669 in _, Surry, VA1.
Notes for Edward Brown(e) I: Historical:
Note 1. 1606: During the reign of King James I (1566-1625) (King James Version of the Holy Bible, 1611), Virginia/English records record that an Edward Brown died in a pre-Jamestown exploration in 1606 (Va State Lib); Was this indvidual related to the family of Edward Brown who was born between 1601- 1610? Several sources indicate that Edward Brown "I"'s Father may have also been named Edward Brown, either from Wales or England.
Note 2. 1607-1610: Three ships left London 20 Dec 1606, the "Susan Constant", the "Godspeed", and the "Discovery", entering the Chesapeake Bay and landing at Cape Henry in April (26?) and Cape Comfort (Kecoughtan) 1607, where the English were welcomed by the Natives, and thence to Jamestowne, landing May 13 and 14 at Jamestowne. Among the First Settlors to remain (about 104) was Edward Brown, Gentleman, who was deceased by the time the First Supply arrived in June 1608 (38 settlors remained); his relationship, if any, to the line of Edward Brown, herein thought to be my original American ancestor, is unknown to me; per Thomas Jefferson, NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, 1787, publisher John Stocksdale, ed. by William Peden, UNC Press, 1954, hereafter "TJ": population of VA: 1608: 130; 1609: 60-490; 1610: 200.
Note 3. 1616: John Rolfe (who married Pocahontas in 1614--she had saved the captured Capt John Smith's life in 1608) Pocahontas and their son departed for England in 1616; further, he wrote that a Dutch ship had arrived and sold 20 Negroes to the colonists. Per TJ, 1617 population of VA was 400.
Note 4. 1619: First representative English-speaking Assembly in America--made up of the Governor, his Councilors and the Burgesses--no Brown was herein included. However, John Browne was Burgess, 1629, for Shirley Hundred; William Brown was Burgess and Councillor, 1640-82, for Surry and James City; and Devereaux Brown was Burgess, 1636-68, from Accomack. Whether any of these Browns are part of my ancestry is unknown to me. Per TJ, 1618 population of VA was 600.
Note 5. 1622: The Indian chief, or werowance, at the original landing was Powhatan, Pocahontas' Father, succeeded by his brother, Itopatin, followed by another brother Opechancanough, whose goal was to drive the English from Virginia. On Good Friday, 22 March 1622, 347 men, women and children were murdered and mutilated, representing 1/3 of the Colony's population. Chanco provided a warning, save for that, would likely have resulted in a complete decimation of the English. In 1644, Opechancanough struck his final blow against the English, killing 500; he died in jail in 1646. Per TJ, 1622 population of VA was 2500-3000 (may have included Negroes); 1628, 3000.
Note 6. 1623: The VA Company patent was discontinued; VA became a Crown Cololny.
Note 7. 1628: King Charles I authorizes first General Assembly.
Note 8. 1634: VA divided into eight shires: James City, Henrico, Charles City, Elizabeth City, Warrosquoake (Isle of Wight-1643), Chales River (York-1643), Warwick River (Warwick-1643), and Accawmack (Northampton-1643). Per TJ, 1632 population of VA was 2000; 1644: 4832.
Note 9. 1648: Population of Colony--15000 English and 300 Negroes (per Jamestowne Society Web Sources); per TJ, 1645 population of VA was 5000.
Note 10. 1652: Surry Co. created from James City Co.; per TJ, 1652 population of VA 7000.
Note 11. 1654: Per TJ, 1654 population of VA was 7209.
Note 12. Per John Glenn Brown (to Gerald L Brown), story had it that original Brown from England had to swim ashore post a shipwreck.
Alternative Geneologica Lines:
An Edward Brown died in 1711, who was married to Mary Burroughs, producing 2 children, Mary in 1656 and John in 1700, both in Norfolk, VA. Further, Edward I had a son, Edward II (1640-1675), who had a son John in abt. 1667; Edward I also had a son, John, abt. 1642, who had a son, John A, in abt. 1670.
More About Edward Brown(e) I: Alternate Records: 1637, Immigration: Edward Browne To James City Co, by John Brodwell.2 Immigration: 1635, To Isle of Wight,VA(?); John Glenn Brown-Note 6. Will: 09 Dec 1669, Isle of Wight: Wife, Ellinor; son, Edward; dght, Elizabeth; Prv: 18 Nov 1669, Book Date: 2-79.
More About Edward Brown(e) I and <Unnamed>: Marriage: 1643, Warrosquoake Sq (Isle of Wight), VA.
Children of Edward Brown(e) I are:
+John Brown(e) I, b. c. 1642, _, Isle of Wight, VA, d. c. 1713, _, Isle of Wight/Surry, VA3.