The Royal Family of the Powhatan

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Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca Powhatan Rolfe

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John C.E. Christensen
ROOTS V, ver 5.01
August 17, 1997
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This web page is based upon an experiment that I did two years ago when I upgraded my genealogy software. Not wanting to "mess up" my own family genealogy while struggling to learn the new software; I picked out the Powahatan family of Virginia to "practice on." I had two reasons for chosing this family to work on: firstly they are related to me by marriage through the Catlett family; secondly I was annoyed that all the genealogies that I found started with Pocahantas and ignored all of her blood family in favor of her Rolf family. So my experiment was to see if I could build a workable genealogy of Pocahantas' native family. I did run into several key problems; the first was a lack of material and the second was the lack of surnames, the acceptance of English nicknames, and changing native names. I'm not at all satisfied with my solutions regarding the usage of names; any confusion or errors are mine alone. I know that there are people out there who know a lot more about this family then I could ever know. But I felt that this experiment is worth publishing in the hope that others will correct and increase this work. All errors are mine based on imperfect research materials and lack of time and effort. If you wish to read further I can only refer you to the sources that I used, Captain John Smith and Dr. Helen Rountree.

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Table of Contents

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BollingBurksCatlettDavisFloydGayHughesPamunkeyPowhatanPowhattanRandolphRolfeWest

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First Generation

1. The Weroance of the Powhatan1 Powhatan Weroance of the Powhatan was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia before 1520. The Weroance died before 1600 in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia.

The Powhatan Weroance of the Powhatan had the following children:

child + 2 i.Emperor Wahunsenacawh2 Powhatan was born circa 1547.

child 3 ii.Emperor Opichapam Itoyatin Sasawpen Powhatan was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia about 1550. Opichapam died before 1620 in Tsenacomoca, Virginia. Younger half-brother of Powhatan, succeded his brother as Mamanatowick/Emperor of the Powhatan Confederancey in April 1618. At the time of his succession as Mamanatowick/Emperor he changed his name to Itoyatin. He was a weak and quiet ruler. Most of the royal power was held by another half-brother, Opechancanough, who was to be his successor.

child + 4 iii.Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan was born about 1554.

child 5 iv.Apachamo Kekataugh Powhatan Weroance Pamunkey was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia about 1557. Apachamo died at an unknown date in Tsenacomoca, Virginia.

child + 6 v.Princess First Sister Powhatan was born about 1560.

child + 7 vi.Princess Second Sister Powhatan was born about 1562.

Second Generation

2. Emperor Wahunsenacawh2 Powhatan (Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia circa 1547. Powhatan died circa 1618 at Tsenacomoca, Virginia, at age 70. His body was interred about 1617 at Uttamussack, Pamunkey River, Virginia.

He married twice. He married Winganuske of an Unknown Tribe at Tsenacomoca, Virginia.He married Regent Oholasc Quiqoughcohtan before 1600 in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia.

Powhatan began as the Werowance (often translated by the English as King) of the Powhatan Tribes which lived south of the falls of the James River. Through marriages between noble families of the pervious generation, Powhatan had inherited power over eight tribes. These were the Arrohateck, Appamatuck, Orapaks, Youghtanund, Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Werowocomoce, and Kiskiack. In the 30 or so years after Powhatan assumed rule over these tribes, he had conquered about 20 more tribes. His title at that point was that of Mamanatowick (often translated by the British as Emperor) of the Powhatan Confederacey

Emperor Wahunsenacawh Powhatan and Regent Oholasc Quiqoughcohtan had the following child:

child 8 i.Tatacoope3 Powhatan Werowance Quiqoughcohannock was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1580. Tatacoope died at an unknown date.

Emperor Wahunsenacawh Powhatan had the following children:

child 9 ii.Parahunt Powhattan Weroance Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1581. Parahunt died at age unknown.

child 10 iii.Pochins Powhattan Weroance Kecoughtan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1583. Pochins died at age unknown.

child 11 iv.Princess Matachanna Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1587. Matachanna died at age unknown. She married three times. She married Kwiokos Uttamatomakkin Tomocomo of an Unknown Tribe date unknown in Weromocomoco, Powhatan, Powhatan Confederacey. Uttamatomakkin died at age unknown. She married an unknown person date unknown. She married Kwiokos Uttamatomakkin Tomocomo of an Unknown Tribe before 1616 in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia. Uttamatomakkin died at age unknown.

child + 12 v.Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca Powhatan was born circa 1595.

child 13 vi.Princess Third Daughter Powhatan was born in the Tsenacomoca, Virginia after 1598.

child 14 vii.Princess Fourth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1599.

child 15 viii.Prince Fourth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1599.

child 16 ix.Princess Fifth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1600.

child 17 x.Prince Fifth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1600.

child 18 xi.Princess Sixth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1601.

child 19 xii.Prince Sixth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1601.

child 20 xiii.Princess Seventh Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1602.

child 21 xiv.Prince Seventh Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1602.

child 22 xv.Princess Eighth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1603.

child 23 xvi.Prince Eighth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1603.

child 24 xvii.Princess Ninth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1604.

child 25 xviii.Prince Ninth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1604.

child 26 xix.Princess Tenth Daughter Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1605.

child 27 xx.Prince Tenth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1605.

child 28 xxi.Prince Eleventh Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1606.

child 29 xxii.Prince Twelfth Son Powhatan was born at Tsenacomoca, Virginia about 1607.

4. Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2 Powhatan (Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia about 1554. Opechancanough died 1644 in Jamestown, James City Co., VA, at age 90.

Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan had the following children:

child + 30 i.The Weroance Nectowance3 Powhatan was born before 1600.

child + 31 ii.Princess Nicketti Powhatan was born before 1644.

6. Princess First Sister2 Powhatan (Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia about 1560. First died in Powhatan Confederacy, Virginia, at age unknown.

Princess First Sister Powhatan had the following child:

child 32 i.Princess Daughter3 Powhatan.

7. Princess Second Sister2 Powhatan (Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Powhatan Tribe, Virginia about 1562.

Princess Second Sister Powhatan had the following child:

child 33 i.Princess Daughter3 Powhatan.

Third Generation

12. Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan (Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Werowocomoco, James River Colony, Virginia circa 1595. Pocahontas died March 1616/7 in Gravesend, Kent Co., England, at age 21. Her body was interred 21 Mar 1617 in Gravesend, England.

She married four times. She married Kocoum of an Unknown Tribe at a unknown date. She married an unknown person about 1610 in Weromocomoco, Powhatan, Powhatan Confederacey. She married Kocoum of an Unknown Tribe about 1610 in Weromocomoco, Powhatan, Powhatan Confederacey. She married John Rolfe 5 April 1614 in Jamestown, James City Co., VA. John was born circa 1585 in England. John died circa 1623 in England. Conflicting evidence states that John was born circa 1565 in England.(1)

Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca Powhatan and John Rolfe had the following child:

child + 34 i.Thomas4 Rolfe was born circa 1616.

30. Weroance Nectowance3 Powhatan (Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in Tsenacomoca, Virginia before 1600. Nectowance died after 1645 in New Kent Co., Virginia.

Assumed to be son of Opechoncanough. Signed Treaty with the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1645, at which time he was called by the English "King of the Indians"

Weroance Nectowance Powhatan had the following child:

child + 35 i.Queen Cockacoeske4 Pamunkey was born before 1640.

31. Princess Nicketti3 Powhatan (Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born before 1644. Nicketti died after 1720 at age unknown.

She married Trader Hughes at an unknown date. He died after 1720.

Princess Nicketti Powhatan and Trader Hughes had the following child:

child + 36 i.Elizabeth4 Hughes was born about 1660.

Fourth Generation

34. Thomas4 Rolfe (Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1616.

He married Jane Poythress at an unknown date.

Thomas Rolfe and Jane Poythress had the following child:

child + 37 i.Jane5 Rolfe.

35. Queen Cockacoeske4 Pamunkey (Weroance Nectowance3 Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born in New Kent Co., Virginia before 1640. The Queen of Pamunkey died after 1677 in New Kent Co., Virginia, at age unknown.

She married twice. She married Weroance Tottopottomoy Pamunkey date unknown in Powhatan Confederacy, Virginia. Tottopottomoy was born before 1635 in Tsenacomoca, Virginia. Tottopottomoy died circa 1656 in Powhatan Confederacy, Virginia, at age unknown. She married an Unknown West at an unknown date in Powhatan Confederacy, Virginia.

Queen Cockacoeske Pamunkey and the Unknown West had the following child:

child 38 i.Captain John5 West. John died at age unknown.

36. Elizabeth4 Hughes (Princess Nicketti3 Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born about 1660.

Elizabeth Hughes and Nathanial Davis had the following children:

child 39 i.Martha5 Davis was born after 1680. She married Abraham Venables date unknown.

child + 40 ii.Mary Davis was born after 1682.

child + 41 iii.Trader Robert Davis was born after 1684.

Fifth Generation

37. Jane5 Rolfe (Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) birth date unknown.

She married Col. Robert Bolling at an unknown date.

Jane Rolfe and Col. Robert Bolling had the following child:

child + 42 i.John6 Bolling of the Cobbs was born circa 1676.

40. Mary5 Davis (Elizabeth4 Hughes, Princess Nicketti3 Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born after 1682.

Mary Davis and Samuel Burks had the following child:

child 43 i.Elizabeth6 Burks. She married Doctor William Cabell at an unknown date.

41. Trader Robert5 Davis (Elizabeth4 Hughes, Princess Nicketti3 Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born after 1684. Robert died at age unknown.

Trader Robert Davis and Elizabeth Unknown had the following child:

child + 44 i.Abadiah6 Davis.

Sixth Generation

42. John6 Bolling of the Cobbs (Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1676. John died circa 1729.

He married Mary Kennon date unknown.

John Bolling of the Cobbs and Mary Kennon had the following children:

child + 45 i.John7 Bolling Jr. was born circa 1700.

child + 46 ii.Jane Bolling was born circa 1703.

child + 47 iii.Elizabeth Bolling was born circa 1709.

child 48 iv.Mary Bolling was born circa 1711. She married Col. John Fleming at an unknown date.

child 49 v.Martha Bolling was born circa 1713. Martha died circa 1749. She married Thomas Eldridge.

child 50 vi.Ann Bolling was born circa 1718. She married James Murray at an unknown date.

44. Abadiah6 Davis (Trader Robert5, Elizabeth4 Hughes, Princess Nicketti3 Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) birth date unknown.

Abadiah Davis and William Floyd had the following child:

child 51 i.Governor John7 Floyd.

Seventh Generation

45. John7 Bolling Jr. (John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1700. John died circa 1757.

He married twice. He married Elizabeth Lewis of Warner Hall date unknown. Elizabeth died at age unknown. He married Elizabeth Blair Bland of Williamsburg 1 August 1728. Elizabeth was born 4 April 1712. Elizabeth died 22 April 1775 at age 63.

John Bolling Jr. and Elizabeth Blair Bland of Williamsburg had the following child:

child 52 i.John8 Bolling the Third. John died at age unknown. He married Martha Jefferson date unknown. Martha was born in Shadwell, Albemarle Co., VA.

46. Jane7 Bolling (John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1703. Jane died circa 1766.

She married Col. Richard Randolph of Curles date unknown. Col. was born circa 1690. Col. died circa 1748.

Jane Bolling and Col. Richard Randolph of Curles had the following child:

child + 53 i.John8 Randolph was born circa 1742.

47. Elizabeth7 Bolling (John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1709. Elizabeth died circa 1766.

Elizabeth Bolling and Dr. William Gay had the following child:

child + 54 i.Capt. William8 Gay of Fairfield.

Eighth Generation

53. John8 Randolph (Jane7 Bolling, John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1742. John died circa 1788.

He married Frances Bland date unknown. Frances was born circa 1752. Frances died circa 1788.

John Randolph and Frances Bland had the following child:

child 55 i.John9 Randolph of Roanoke was born circa 1773. John died circa 1833.

54. Capt. William8 Gay of Fairfield (Elizabeth7 Bolling, John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) birth date unknown.

He married three times. He married (Unknown) 'widow Ward' Eggleston at an unknown date. He married Frances Trent 20 September 1769. He married Judith Scott of Amelia Co. 14 January 1783 in Amelia Co., VA. Judith died 3 October 1827.

Capt. William Gay of Fairfield and Judith Scott of Amelia Co. had the following child:

child + 56 i.Charles Scott9 Gay of Gaymont was born circa 1802.

Ninth Generation

56. Charles Scott9 Gay of Gaymont (Capt. William8, Elizabeth7 Bolling, John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) was born circa 1802. Charles died circa 1872 in Gaymont, Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, at age unknown.

He married Margaret Lewis Erskine date unknown.

Charles Scott Gay of Gaymont and Margaret Lewis Erskine had the following child:

child + 57 i.Frances 'Fannie' Bolling10 Gay.

Tenth Generation

57. Frances 'Fannie' Bolling10 Gay (Charles Scott9, Capt. William8, Elizabeth7 Bolling, John6, Jane5 Rolfe, Thomas4, Princess Amonute Matoake Pocahontas Rebecca3 Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh2, Weroance of the Powhatan1) birth date unknown.

She married Richard Henry Catlett circa 1875. Richard was the son of Robert Catlett of Manassas Gap and Ann Clayton Tutt.

Frances 'Fannie' Bolling Gay and Richard Henry Catlett had the following children:

child 58 i.Fannie Gay11 Catlett.

child 59 ii.Margaret Erskine Catlett was born 27 February 1878. Margaret died 6 April 1958 at age 80.

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Notes and References

1May refere to the birth of his father

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Index

Blair

Blair, Elizabeth, Bland of Williamsburg (marriage to John Bolling Jr.) (i608), b.1712-d.1775

Bland

Bland, Frances (marriage to John Randolph) (i598), b.1752-d.1788

Bolling

Bolling, Ann (i605), b.1718-
Bolling, Col. Robert (marriage to Jane Rolfe) (i591)
Bolling, Elizabeth (i603), b.1709-d.1766
Bolling, Jane (i595), b.1703-d.1766
Bolling, John, Jr. (i594), b.1700-d.1757
Bolling, John, of the Cobbs (i592), b.1676-d.1729
Bolling, John, the Third (i609)
Bolling, Martha (i604), b.1713-d.1749
Bolling, Mary (i602), b.1711-

Burks

Burks, Elizabeth (i1176)

Cabell

Cabell, Doctor William (marriage to Elizabeth Burks) (i1177)

Catlett

Catlett, Fannie Gay (i623)
Catlett, Margaret Erskine (i622), b.1878-d.1958
Catlett, Richard Henry (marriage to Frances 'Fannie' Bolling Gay) (i621)

Davis

Davis, Abadiah (i1172)
Davis, Martha (i1168), b.1680-
Davis, Mary (i1169), b.1682-
Davis, Trader Robert (i1170), b.1684-

Eggleston

Eggleston, (Unknown) 'widow Ward' (marriage to Capt. William Gay of Fairfield) (i616)

Eldridge

Eldridge, Thomas (marriage to Martha Bolling) (i612)

Erskine

Erskine, Margaret Lewis (marriage to Charles Scott Gay of Gaymont) (i619)

Fleming

Fleming, Col. John (marriage to Mary Bolling) (i610)

Floyd

Floyd, Governor John (i1174)

Gay

Gay, Capt. William, of Fairfield (i614)
Gay, Charles Scott, of Gaymont (i618), b.1802-d.1872
Gay, Frances 'Fannie' Bolling (i620)

Hughes

Hughes, Elizabeth (i1166), b.1660-
Hughes, Trader (marriage to Princess Nicketti Powhatan) (i1165), d.1720

Jefferson

Jefferson, Martha (marriage to John Bolling the Third) (i601)

Kennon

Kennon, Mary (marriage to John Bolling of the Cobbs) (i593)

Lewis

Lewis, Elizabeth, of Warner Hall (marriage to John Bolling Jr.) (i607)

Murray

Murray, James (marriage to Ann Bolling) (i613)

Pamunkey

Pamunkey, Queen Cockacoeske (i1068), b.1640-d.1677
Pamunkey, Weroance Tottopottomoy (marriage to Queen Cockacoeske Pamunkey) (i1069), b.1635-d.1656

Powhatan

Powhatan, Apachamo Kekataugh, Weroance Pamunkey (i1041), b.1557-
Powhatan, Emperor Opechancanough Mangopeesomon (i1040), b.1554-d.1644
Powhatan, Emperor Opichapam Itoyatin Sasawpen (i1043), b.1550-d.1620
Powhatan, Emperor Wahunsenacawh (i584), b.1547-d.1618
Powhatan, Prince Eighth Son (i1058), b.1603-
Powhatan, Prince Eleventh Son (i1061), b.1606-
Powhatan, Prince Fifth Son (i1055), b.1600-
Powhatan, Prince Fourth Son (i1054), b.1599-
Powhatan, Prince Ninth Son (i1059), b.1604-
Powhatan, Prince Seventh Son (i1057), b.1602-
Powhatan, Prince Sixth Son (i1056), b.1601-
Powhatan, Prince Tenth Son (i1060), b.1605-
Powhatan, Prince Twelfth Son (i1062), b.1607-
Powhatan, Princess Amonute Matoaka Rebecca (i586), b.1595-d.1617
Powhatan, Princess Daughter (i1072)
Powhatan, Princess Daughter (i1073)
Powhatan, Princess Eighth Daughter (i1051), b.1603-
Powhatan, Princess Fifth Daughter (i1048), b.1600-
Powhatan, Princess First Sister (i1064), b.1560-
Powhatan, Princess Fourth Daughter (i1047), b.1599-
Powhatan, Princess Matachanna (i1045), b.1587-
Powhatan, Princess Nicketti (i1164), b.1644-d.1720
Powhatan, Princess Ninth Daughter (i1052), b.1604-
Powhatan, Princess Second Sister (i1065), b.1562-
Powhatan, Princess Seventh Daughter (i1050), b.1602-
Powhatan, Princess Sixth Daughter (i1049), b.1601-
Powhatan, Princess Tenth Daughter (i1053), b.1605-
Powhatan, Princess Third Daughter (i1046), b.1598-
Powhatan, Tatacoope, Werowance Quiqoughcohannock (i1042), b.1580-
Powhatan, Weroance Nectowance (i1067), b.1600-d.1645
Powhatan, Weroance of the Powhatan (i1039), b.1520-d.1600

Powhattan

Powhattan, Parahunt, Weroance Powhatan (i1038), b.1581-
Powhattan, Pochins, Weroance Kecoughtan (i1036), b.1583-

Poythress

Poythress, Jane (marriage to Thomas Rolfe) (i589)

Quiqoughcohtan

Quiqoughcohtan, Regent Oholasc (marriage to Emperor Wahunsenacawh Powhatan) (i1066)

Randolph

Randolph, Col. Richard, of Curles (marriage to Jane Bolling) (i596), b.1690-d.1748
Randolph, John (i597), b.1742-d.1788
Randolph, John, of Roanoke (i599), b.1773-d.1833

Rolfe

Rolfe, Jane (i590)
Rolfe, John (marriage to Princess Amonute Matoaka Rebecca Powhatan) (i587), b.1585-d.1623
Rolfe, Thomas (i588), b.1616-

Scott

Scott, Judith, of Amelia Co. (marriage to Capt. William Gay of Fairfield) (i617), d.1827

Trent

Trent, Frances (marriage to Capt. William Gay of Fairfield) (i615)

Unknown Tribe

Unknown Tribe, Kocoum (marriage to Princess Amonute Matoaka Rebecca Powhatan) (i1044)
Unknown Tribe, Kocoum (marriage to Princess Amonute Matoaka Rebecca Powhatan) (i1044)
Unknown Tribe, Kwiokos Uttamatomakkin Tomocomo (marriage to Princess Matachanna Powhatan) (i1063)
Unknown Tribe, Kwiokos Uttamatomakkin Tomocomo (marriage to Princess Matachanna Powhatan) (i1063)
Unknown Tribe, Winganuske (marriage to Emperor Wahunsenacawh Powhatan) (i1074)

Venables

Venables, Abraham (marriage to Martha Davis) (i1178)

West

West, Captain John (i1071)
West, Unknown (marriage to Queen Cockacoeske Pamunkey) (i1070)

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