Coming to America "The Melton's/Milton's"

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  • ID: I01422
  • Name: Richard Milton
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1485
  • Note:
    THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE NOT FACT: This is information that I have compiled, it is at best circumstantial, and some proof. I hope that someday these families are untangled. To think that ALL Melton's in America came from the one family is not probable, yet it is possible. I do know if we search far enough back we will find that "We are ALL related!!" (for the Bible tells me so!) (had to throw that in, remembering my childhood songs) Until then here is my interpretation of the Melton Lineage in AMERICA. Have fun and find your family line! Thank you and remember "THIS IS NOT FACT!!"


    MELTON IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA
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    ***************THIS IS THE EARLIEST MELTON IN AMERICA*************
    The Roanoke Colony, 1587
    SN: 8715 2006 0 L of C # 61 3775
    (Reprinted from HAKLUYT, Senate Doc No. 677, 1915, 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, L of C, pg 54)
    p211 - The names of the men, women and children (121), which safely arrived in Virginia 1587.
    Anno regni ReginÇ ElizabethÇ 29.
    of the 121 passengers;
    Martyn, George
    Mylton, Henry
    (note* it is stated that ALL of the settlers mysteriously disappeared before 1590.)
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    Virginia People
    The First Settlers
    Source: Virginia Company, list written by Captain John Smith, 1607, but alphabetized here.
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    Jamestown Settlers, 1607
    82 passengers listed.

    Martin, Captain John Councilman (Martine, by his signature)(note* Lettice Melton ancestor)
    Martin, John Gentleman
    Mouton, Thomas Gentleman (believed to be Melton/Milton)
    Mutton, Richard (boy)(believed to be Melton/Milton)
    Smith, Captain John Councilman
    Walker, George Gentleman
    White, William Laborer
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    Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia settlements, January 20-February 4, 1624/5
    Settlers living at "James Citty" in Virginia
    February 4, 1624/5

    At "[C]apt Smiths Plant(ation)", "Over ye Watter":
    Alford, Richard . . . . . . . . 26 (No arrival information given)
    Baker, William . . . . . . . . . 24 (No arrival information given)
    Butterfeild, John . . . . . . . 23 (No arrival information given)
    Fowler, Francis . . . . . . . . 23 (No arrival information given)
    Harvie, Thomas . . . . . . . . . 24 (No arrival information given)
    Lawson, Christopher . . . . . . -- (No arrival information given)
    (wife) Lawson, Alce . . . . . . -- (No arrival information given)
    Molton, Thomas . . . . . . . . . 25 (No arrival information given)(note* above Thomas, perhaps father of this Thomas Melton, b. 1599)
    Redhead, Christopher . . . . . . 24 (No arrival information given)
    Webb, Stephen . . . . . . . . . 25 (No arrival information given)
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    Hume. Robert. Early Child Immigrants to Virginia, 1618-1642. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co, 1986 52p.
    William arrived in Virginia in 1618. Pg. 8.

    Nugent, Nell M. Cavaliers and Pioneers: A Calendar of Virginia Land Grants, 1623-1800. Vol 1:1-6. Richmond, VA: Dietz Printing Co., [1929-1931. Although vol.6 ends with the year 1695, no other volumes were published.]
    Thomas, age na, arrived in Virginia in 1628. Pg. 31.
    Thomas, age na, arrived in Virginia in 1638 with wife Hannah. Pg. 150.

    Nugent, Nell Marion, abstractor. Cavaliers & Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land... Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1969.
    Thomas arrived in Virginia in 1628. Pg. 22.
    Thomas arrived in Virginia in 1638 with wife Hannah. Pg. 106

    Greer, George Cabell. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1960.
    Thomas arrived in Virginia in 1635. Pg. 224.

    Somerby, Horatio G. "Passengers for Virginia, 1635." New England Historical & Genealogical Register. 2:1 (January 1848),pp. 111-113.
    Henry, age 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635. Pg. 145.


    Tepper, Michael. editor. Passengers to America: A Consolidation. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.
    Henry, age 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635. Pg. 106.

    Hotten, John Camden. editor. Original Lists of Persons of Quality. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub.Co., 1974.
    Henry, age 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635. Pg. 129.

    Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660: A Comprehensive Listing
    Baltimore:Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. 600p.
    Henry, age 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635. Pg. 165.
    William arrived in Virginia in 1619. Pg. 12.

    Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. Vol.
    2: l666-l695. Indexed by Claudia B. Grundman. Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1977.
    609p.
    Andrew, age na, arrived in Virginia in 1668. Pg. 45.
    Hen, age na, arrived in Virginia in abt. 1662. Pg. 103.
    Jno, age na, arrived in Virginia in 1672. Pg. 111.

    Skordas, Gust, editor. Early Settlers of MD: Index Names of Immigrants... Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.. 1968.
    John arrived in Maryland in 1661. Pg. 314
    Thomas arrived in Maryland in 1667. Pg. 314.
    William arrived in Maryland in 1673. Pg. 314.

    Coldham, Peter Wilson. English Convicts in Colonial America. New Orleans:Polyanthos, 1976 (Vol 2:London..).
    Joseph arrived in Barbados in 1677. Pg. 101.

    Coldham, Peter Wilson. Bonded Passengers to America. Bait: Gene. Pub. Co., Inc., 1983 Vol 3 London.
    Joseph arrived in Barbados in 1677. Pg. 101.

    Oldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing... 1661-1699. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990. 894p.
    Joseph arrived in Barbados in 1677. Pg. 295.
    Philip arrived in the New World in 1678. Pg. 313.

    Coldham, Peter Wilson. Bonded Passengers to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983 Vol 9.
    Philip arrived in the New World in 1678. Pg. 16.

    Kaminkow, Jack, and Marion Kaminkow. A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1984. Reprinted, with additional records originally incorporated in the "new edition" of 1981, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989. 292p.
    Richard, age 20, arrived in Maryland in 1720. Pg. 154.

    Oldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of grants: A Comprehensive Listing... 1700-1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 743p.
    Richard, age 20, arrived in Maryland in 1720. Pg. 255.

    Oldham, Peter Wilson. "Vol.7. Norfolk Circuit, 1663-1775." Bonded Passengers to America.
    Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.
    Thomas arrived in the New World in 1761. Pg. 53.

    Record of Indentures of Individuals..." Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings & Address. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973.
    Thomas arrived in Virginia in 1773. Pg. 240.
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    (from England Port Books)

    Richard Milton departs Bristol, England 1620 arrived on "Supply" Jan. 20, 1621.

    William Milton from Burton,England departed for Barbados 1654-1663 p.194.

    William Milton from Bristol,England departed for Virginia 1654-1663 p.528 (note* William Milton 1654 by Lt. Col. Giles Brent, Westmoreland Co. p.227) Westmoreland was formed from Northumberland 1653.

    Alice Milton from Bristol,England departed for Virginia 1654-1663 p.499 (?wife of above William?).

    John Melten from Rumsey,England departed for Barbados 1654-1663 p.167.
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    From the "LONDON GAZETTE", October 1788
    CONVICTS TRANSPORTED TO THE NEW COLONY
    NAME, where sentenced Term
    MILTON, Charles, Maidstone - - - - - - - - 7
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    From the "NEW HOLLAND MORNING POST", 18th October, 1791

    List of Persons transported as Criminals to New South Wales in the Ships
    as following, via: Atlantic, William and Ann, Britannia, Matilda,
    Salamander, Albemarle, Mary Anne, Admiral Barrington, Active and Gorgon.

    Name, Where Convicted Term
    MILTON, John, Middlesex - - - - - - - - - Life
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    In an attempt to better explain the reason there are so many locations given for the birth location/counties I submit the following;
    The early settlers of Virginia began to form government control of areas in the 1630's. In 1634 the following Shires/Counties were established, and from them came the 95 counties that make up Virginia.

    (FROM THE VIRGINIA STATE ARCHIVES)

    ACCAWMACK created in 1634, name was changed to North Hampton County in 1643.
    CHARLES CITY created in 1634
    CHARLES RIVER created in 1634, name was changed to York County in 1642
    KECOUGHTON created in 1634, name changed to Elizabeth City County.
    HENRICO created in 1634
    JAMES CITY created in 1634
    WARROSQUYOAKE created in 1634; later known as Isle of Wight in 1637
    WARWICK RIVER created in 1634, later known as Warwick

    The Counties split even more in the early 1700's, some every couple of years. This is why there are so may discrepancies on birth locations in early Virginia. This has caused the birth location of a child to be different from their siblings although the family never moved and has gone so far as having a person born in a county, have children, and die, without ever leaving the homestead but the counties differ. I will attempt to give the major county formations that I have seen for Melton's.

    ALBEMARLE - WAS FORMED IN 1744 from Goochland and Louisa, and certain islands in the "Fluvanna River" (later know as the James River).

    AMELIA - WAS FORMED IN 1734 from Prince George and Brunswick.

    AMHEARST - WAS FORMED IN 1761 from Albemarle.

    BEDFORD - WAS FORMED IN 1753 from Albemarle and Lunenburg.

    BRUNSWICK - WAS FORMED IN 1720 and again in 1732 from Prince George, Surry, and Isle of Wight.

    CUMBERLAND - WAS FORMED IN 1749 from Goochland.

    FAIRFAX - WAS FORMED IN 1742 from Prince William.

    FAUQUIER - WAS FORMED IN 1759 from Prince William.

    FLUVANNA - WAS FORMED IN 1777 from Albemarle.

    GOOCHLAND - WAS FORMED IN 1728 from Henrico.

    HANOVER - WAS FORMED IN 1721 from New Kent.
    Over a 30 year period, from 1715 to 1745, your ancestors could have held the same piece of land, but lived in four different counties: New Kent, Hanover, Louisa, and Albemarle.

    *JAMES CITY - ORIGINAL SHIRE - parts of New Kent and York added after 1638.

    LOUISA - WAS FORMED IN 1742 from Hanover.

    NEW KENT - WAS FORMED IN 1654 from York.

    **NORTHAMPTON - ORIGINAL SHIRE - it should be noted that prior to 1634 and formation of the counties, all peninsula lands south of Maryland were known as NORTHHAMPTON "Upper & Lower". The County was originaly known as Accomack when formed in 1634 and changed to Northampton in 1643.

    PRINCE WILLIAM - WAS FORMED IN 1730 from Stafford and King George.

    SOUTHAMPTON - WAS FORMED IN 1749 from Isle of Wight and Nansemond.

    STAFFORD - WAS FORMED IN 1664 from Westmoreland.

    SURRY - WAS FORMED IN 1652 from James City.

    WESTMORELAND - WAS FORMED IN 1653 from Northumberland.




    Father: Thomas\Richard Milton b: 1445

    Marriage 1 Mrs. Foxe b: ABT. 1485
      Children
      1. Has Children Henry Milton b: ABT. 1504 in Stanton, St. John, Oxford, England
      2. Has No Children William Milton b: ABT. 1510 in England
      3. Has No Children Alys Milton b: ABT. 1515
      4. Has Children Rowland Milton b: ABT. 1520

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