John CATLET, Sr. b. 1540,abt, of Sittingbourne, County Kent, Eng., John died 1588.He was of the English landed gentry and a desendant ofHugh de Catte, who lived at Catts Place where the manor was called Catlet's Salmon before 1464.Hugh de Catte, as he was an owner of "Catts Place" way before the 15th century.According to 'The History of County Kent, England', printed by Harris in 1917, "The mansion was anciently the residence of Hugh de Catte, from whom it acquired its name.His descendants continued to possess it until the Reign of Henry VI (1442).280.
John CATLET ,JR. b. 1560,abt, Sittingbourne, County Kent, England, m. (1) 29-Oct-1588, in Canterbury, England, Elizabeth FAUNCIS b. 1570,abt, Tonge, County Kent, England, m. (2) Elizabeth __?__ b. about 1594. John died 1622, Buried: 26-Apr-1622, Will proved, Newington, County Kent, Eng.English landed gentry.John Catlett's will listed his children:George Catlett ("eldest son"), Thomas Catlett, *John Catlett*, Mary Gibbs, Alice Wills, George Catlett ("youngest son"), Elizabeth Catlett, and Jane Catlett. George-the youngest son, Elizabeth, and Jane were not 18 when John made his will.Grandchildren listed were John Gibbs, Henery Gibbs, Elizabeth Gibbs, Mary Gibbs, Ann Chambers, John Wills, Debora Wills, and Walter Wills.His 2nd wife, Elizabeth, was executrix of the will, proved 16 April, 1622.140.
*John CATLET,* (ye. younger).b1596/99, Sittingbourne, County Kent, England,m. 10-Apr-1623, in Preston nr. Faversham, County Kent, Eng., License was issued on this date, Sarah HAWKINS, b. 1602/04, Kent, England.John died 1624/25, Bettersden, County Kent, England,13-Oct-1625, Will was probated to widow.English landed gentry.John's will--Consistory Court of Canterbury; will register deposited at the Kent Archives Office, Maidstone. Ref. PRC32/46 Folio 273d.John named his brothers, sisters, and their offspring in his will. His wife Sarah was named executrix.He suspected that his wife might be pregnant, so he provided also for his unborn child.John [iv] was born about 5 months after his father's death--as proved by parish baptismal record.John [iv] was their "second child."70.
John CATLETT, [iv] Sr., Col. (Immig.) b. abt. 1624, Canterbury, England, Church: Church of Eng., Occupation Surveyor, Justice, Burgess, m. (1) Miss LUCUS, b. England, d. bef 1650?, County Kent, Englang, m. (2) 14-Jan-1663, in Rappahannock Co., VA, Elizabeth UNDERWOODb. <1640, VA, d. 1673,Rappahannock Co., VA,Will probated, on 7 Mar-1673 in Rappahannock Co., VA.John died 18-Apr-1670, Port Royal, Caroline Co., VA (or 31 Dec., Buried: Will Probated, on 7 May, 167_,Port Royal was, on the Rappahannock River. 1650 came to VA to banks of Rappanahannock River, Col. Colonial Militia of Rappahnock Co, killed while defending the fort near Port Royal from the Indians. 1654 in Lancaster Co. VA; Vestrymanof Sittingbourne Parish in Va; active in campaigns against the Indians; 1 of 3 Commissioners chosen to settle the broundry between Virginia & Maryland; Sheriff; Presiding Justice of Rappahannock Co., VA; Left estate in Kent Co., England to provide an education for his children in Eng. Owned >12,000 ac. in VA with Ralph Rowzee,half brother.
ELIZABETH CATLETT b. 1663, VA,d. 1710, VA, 1717, Inventory, Essex Co., VA.Wm. & Mary Quarterly Vol. 20, p. 266 et seq..."Robert Taliaferro Jr and FRANCIS Taliaferro, with their wives Sarah and ELIZABETH, sold 300 acres of land in Essex County in 1687 which was part of the land bequeathed to the said Sarah and ELIZABETH by their father John Catlett..."Additional proof of parantage:"History & Register of Ancestors and Members of the Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of VA (1892-1930)", p. 44.FRANCIS died 1710, Essex Co., Inventory--Aug. 31, 1710,Buried: Photocop of, Inventory: D & W, Bk. 13, p. 358,38"OF THE MOUNT".No. 9, Vol. 20, p. 268--Survey of Lands, May 4, 1691, by Wm Moseley for Francis Taliaferro "As marrying Elizabeth, daughter ofColonel John Catlett. Other proofs of parentate:Membership applications to the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia of Dorothy Mayfield Kidd Sholars and Sue Alleyne Wilson Rowe.ALL as has been passed on to me.