Captain William Tucker (1589-1644) Timeline
Below is an attempt to build a time line for Captain William Tucker (1589-1644). All comments, suggestions, corrections and/or additions always welcomed and appreciated.
6 April 1589
Christening of Captain William Tucker at St Nicholas Acons, London, England
Captain William Tucker immigrated to America on the Mary and James.
Captain William Tucker & brother Thomas each received a bequest of 10 pounds sterling from Henry Steevens, Citizen & Haberdasher of London.
1617 & 1618
Captain William Tucker sent two men from England in 1617 and followed in 1618.
In 1618 Governor Samuel Argall appointed Captain William Tucker commander of Point Comfort.
30 July 1619
[S-5] & [S-12]
Captain William Tucker of Kicoughtan was a member House of Burgess.
6 December 1620
Captain William Tucker patents 650 acres in Norfolk, along the James River. This property was sold by 1644 to Captain John Sibsey.
17 April 1621
William Tucker of Elizabeth City, VA gives a deposition.
Captain William Tucker recommends Richard Norwood as surveyor who was anxious to emigrate to Virginia.
Captain William Tucker and Ralph Hamor went to London to see Parliament for Virginia's case in opposing the tobacco contract proposed by Sir Thomas Roe and others.
William Tucker is involved in a lawsuit.
23 December 1621
[S-1] & [S-23]
Governor in Virginia. Commission to William Tucker: To trade in Bay for corn.
22 March 1622
[S-3] & [S-4]
The Powhatan Indian Attack kills 347 colonists, setting off a war that lasted a decade.
18 May 1622
Commission to Captain William Tucker to command Kecoughtan.
16 July 1622
[S-1] & [S-23]
Governor in Virginia. A Commission to William Tucker: To begin a plantation on the Eastern Shore.
3 January 1622/3
[S-2], [S-13] & [S-23]
Governor in Virginia. Instructions to Captain William Tucker.
12 May 1623
[S-2] & [S-23]
Governor in Virginia. Commission to Captain William Tucker.
22 May 1623
[S-3] & [S-4]
Captain William Tucker met with Opechancanough and other prominent Powhatans.
12 July 1623
Commission to Captain William Pierce, Captain Samuel Mathews, Captain Nathaniel West and Captain William Tucker to raise men to attack the indians.
23 July 1623
Captain William Tucker was assigned the attack upon the "Nansamums, & Wariscoyacks".
31 August 1623
Proclamation touching payment of debts: No one shall dispose of any part of his tobacco until he has paid all his debts, whether the debt be to the Magazine, the Company, to Captain Tucker or to private individuals.
Warrant to Captain William Tucker: Levy on tobacco throughout the Plantations to pay for the public debt. Levy on sassafras.
28 October 1623
Warrant to Captain William Tucker: To recruit thirty men for the defense of the colony from the plantation under his command.
27 November 1623
Governor in Virginia. A Warrant to Captain William Tucker.
26 December 1623
Governor in Virginia. A Letter to Captain William Tucker.
31 December 1623
Council in Virginia. A Commission to Captain William Tucker.
9 January 1623/4
Council in Virginia. An Order to Captain William Tucker.
20 September 1624
[S-6] & [S-20]
Captain William Tucker, now commander of Koccoughton, 150@ w/in Elizabeth City County. This property was sold to Ralph Barlowe 18 March 1645.
7 February 1624/5
Captain William Tucker and family are listed in Muster.
Captain William Tucker member of the King's Council
[S-6] & [S-17]
Undated, lands granted by patent to Captain William Tucker, Elizabeth City (150@) and south of the river (650@).
17 October 1628
Captain William Tucker patents 50 acres.
17 November 1628
Captain William Tucker sells the property he patented a month earlier to Thomas Willoughby.
18 December 1628
Captain William Tucker sails for England landing at Plymouth 2 February.
12 May 1630
Captain William Tucker gives evidence about the ship the Sun.
28 May 1631 (about)
William Claiborne "took command" of his Kent Island venture and sailed from England on the ship Africa (hired from William Tucker, who had married a sister of Maurice Thomson) with servants and supplies.
1 June 1632
Captain William Tucker patents 100 acres in Elizabeth City.
1632 & 1633
William Tucker and Thomas Stone in a syndicate given a right to market the entire Virginian tobacco crop.
6 February 1633
Captain William Tucker sells the 100 acres he patented eight months earlier in Elizabeth City to Lancelott Barnes.
17 January 1634
Examination of William Tucker of Redrith (co. Surrey), aged 44, "armiger".
Richard Thompson of Walton, Herts, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Harsnett (Visitation of Herts, 1634). They had issue: Mary, born 1599, married Captain William Tucker, born1589, who was in Virginia 1610, member of the House of Burgess 1623, member of the Council 1626, and had issue: Elizabeth, born in Viriginia 1624-5.
14 July 1635
Captain William Tucker patents 200 acres in Norfolk. This property was sold to Richard Joanis in November of 1646.
9 February 1636
[S-7] & [S-20]
Captain William Tucker partner in Berkeley Hundred Land Deal (8000 acres in Charles City Co., VA).
18 June 1638
Depositions of William Tucker and William Harris against Ralph Wyatt over a quantity of tobacco brought back from Virginia in the "Globe".
17 September 1638
Petition of the defendants John West, Samuel Mathew, William Tucker and others to Lord Coventry.
Captain William Tucker was in partnership in trade to an unnamed area with Maurice Thomson, George Thomson and James Stone.
1638 - 1641
Captain William Tucker may have been involved in Captain William Jackson's raiding voyage to the Spanish West Indies with William Pennoyer and Thomas Frere. (Brenner, Merchants and Revolution, p. 158 has it that Capt. William Jackson was once an apprentice of William Tucker in the London Clothworkers Company.)
12 October 1639
Captain William Tucker involved in auditing accounts between Cloberry and Claiborne (Cleborne).
1 October 1642
Captain William Tucker, Assistant to the Committee going to Ireland.
11 October 1642
Captain William Tucker to be Assistant to the Committee that are to go into Ireland.
12 October 1642
Will of Captain William Tucker written.
22 December 1643
!LAND: William Tucker, near land of John Carter, 22 Dec 1643.(p150 Cavaliers & Pioneers of VA vol I).
1. Thomas Jefferson Papers: Records of the Virginia Company: Table of Contents for Volume III
2. Thomas Jefferson Papers: Records of the Virginia Company: Table of Contents for Volume IV
3. Virtual Jamestown - Timeline
4. TheHistoryNet - Powhatan Uprising of 1622
5. The Colonial Virginia Register
6. William Tucker page by Brad Behrens
7. The Thom(p)son Conundrum:
8. Origin of the Melungeons - 1619, Part 4
9. The First Campbells on Jamaica
10. Merchants and Bankers From 1625-1650
11. Search the Jamestown 1624/5 Muster Records:
12. Uncovering Traces of Historic Kecoughtan
13. Virginia Company and Colonial Jamestown Documents
14. British History Online: House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 1 October 1642
15. British History Online: House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 11 October 1642
16. Isle of Wight Plantation
17. Early Virginia imigrants/emigrants
18. Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century: Chapter VIII
19. Virginia Heraldica by William Armstrong Crozier
20. Virginia Patents of Captain William Tucker
Sent to me by Doug Tucker of FL
21. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 4200 (revised 4001)
22. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 8901
23. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 13629
24. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 8691
25. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 4240 (revised 4041)
26. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 7294
27. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 4201 (revised 4002)
28. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Survey Report # 5760 (revised 5496)