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John Bush (son of John Bush and Alice Ann Morse) was born May 17, 1590 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England/Trowbridge, England, and died December 09, 1624 in St. George Parish, Elizabeth City, VA. He married Elizabeth Stokes on October 28, 1619 in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, England, daughter of Abraham Stokes.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Bush:
John arrived in1618 on the ship "Neptune" in Elizabeth City, VA

John was married in England but his wife Elizabeth and their two children came over about two years later. Elizabeth left England January 19, 1619 with Elizabeth and Mary on the ship "Guift" and arrive three months later in VA.

John received 300 acres of land in Elizabeth City for passage of himself, his wife, two children and two servants. The two Servant, William Parker and Thomas Hand arrived in 1721 on the ship "Charles".

A Captain Thomas Nuce arrived in Elizabeth City in 1622 and was appointed by Governor Yearly to serve as Deputy for the Company's land. The Governor took over John's land and gave it the Captain. Records stat John had two houses and lost them both. A brother and his family were living in the other house, the brother was found dead inside. There is no record mentioned of John's brother by name.

John Bush known as "Neptune John" left England at the age of 18, sailing on the ship Neptune, Landing at Kikatan near New Hampton in 1618. He settled in Elizabeth City. John was said to have paid his own passage and also that of his family. Tradition says that John Bush was a friend of Capt. John Smith.

The old name Bush was spelled Busch, Busher, or Bushe.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I
IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons

Name: John Bush

gentleman, came at his own charge in 1618; and his wife Elizabeth, and two children, Elizabeth and Mary came in 1619; settled at Kecoughtan, where he patented land in 1624; died in 1625.

More About John Bush:
Burial: Unknown, Elizabeth City, VA.

More About John Bush and Elizabeth Stokes:
Single: October 28, 1619, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, England.

Children of John Bush and Elizabeth Stokes are:
  1. +Thomas William Bush, b. Abt. 1623, Isle of Wright, VA, d. Abt. 1695, Chowan County, North Carolina.
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