Edmund Callaway26 was born 1620 in Cornwall, England 26, and died date unknown in VA, USA26.
Notes for Edmund Callaway: Edmund Callaway that was born in 1620 at Cornwall, England and came to Virginia on May 11, 1639
Edmund Callaway was transported in 1639 by William Barker to Charles City, Va. See CFA Journal Vol. 3 P. 16. - Early Va. Immigrants by Greer (Greer had a Callaway connection thru the Cabell line). Also. P. 10 Vol. IV - quoted by Sherrill Williams, Genealogist for CFA, in an address she gave at 3rd annual meeting. Edmund Callaway was named as a headright by Wm. Barker. Barker was granted 1300 acres in Charles City, Va. on May 11, 1639 for the transportation of 16 persons into the colony. At the beginning of CFA, research teams worked VA, NC, SC and GA for Callaway records. Charles City, Va. and surrounding area was thoroughly searched. Absolutely no additional record was ever found for Edmund. We have read several times that Edmund might be the father or grandfather of a Thomas Callaway also in Charles City, Va. A thorough search was made for this man and there are quite a few records. Vol. II p. 30 and 31 gives this info. Thomas died in this country with no surviving children. There is a complete copy of the escheatment which proves this in this article.
Joseph Callaway (this is my line) did not come into Va. until sometime before 1687. The first records are of his being brought in and then he bought land in Essex Co. Va. We found in our English research that men would advertise in towns that they would pay passage to America. Often whole ships would be from one town. For every person brought in he would get 50 acres of land. Then the persons brought in had to work off the passage. Usually this took 4 yrs. sometimes 7. In turn -- after the passage was worked off he could buy land. 100 acres cost 25 shillings -- or perhaps 100 lbs. of tobacco. Pat