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American Decendants of William Cawthorne, Revolutionary War

Updated July 25, 2001

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The Cawthorne family traced to Richard Cawthorne of Darfield Parish, Yorkshire, England, intially moved to Virginia through one of his grandsons, Richard III, in 1670. All the family having been members of the Merchant Taylor Company, a respected merchant organization in London, they had been large landholders. Richard III had three sons in America who fought in the American Revolutionary War on the side of the rebel colonists. See further on website underconstruction, Additional
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I am a decendant of the Cawthorne's of England through my paternal grandmother. Other forms of the name Cawthorne, after it's corruption during record keeping in America, are Cauthern, Cauthen, Cawthorn, Cothran.

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