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Henry Soane (b. 1622, d. Abt. 1661)Henry Soane (son of Henry Soane and Elizabeth Worger)1143, 1144 was born 1622 in Brighton, Sussex, England, and died Abt. 1661 in James City Co., Virginia Colony.He married Judith Fuller on 1646 in Sussex England.
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The book SPEAKERS AND CLERKS OF THE VIRGINIA HOUSE OF BURGESSES 1643-1776, by Jon Kukla, published by the Richmond State Library, 1981, provides a summary of the life and service of Henry Soane.Henry Soane was Speaker of the House of Burgesses during session of the assembly of 1661, but he died before the next House reconvened in Marcy of 1662.He had first come to Virginia about 1651, when he patented 297 acres in James City County on the Chickahominy River.His son William was born in Virginia about 1651, but the other children were included in Henry's headrights and were born in England.
GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES, VOL. II, in TYLER'S QTLY, P. 434 states that over the years Henry was granted 5727 acres in Virginia, and purchased another 2200 acres in James City County.He represented James City County in the House of Burgesses 1652-1661 before he became Speaker
VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, at Ancestry.com, Vol. I, says Henry Soane "came to Virginia about 1651where he obtained land for importing six persons, viz: Henry Soane, Sr., Henry Soane, Jr., Judith Soane, Sr., Judith Soane, Jr., John Soane, and Elizabeth Soane.He was burgess for James City county in 1652, 1653, 1654, 1658, 1660, and 1661, and was speaker the last session.He died about this time, leaving issue."HENRY SOANE came to Virginia about 1651 where he obtained land for importing six persons, viz: Henry Soane, Sr., Henry Soane, Jr., Judith Soane, Sr., Judith Soane, Jr., John Soane and Elizabeth Soane. He was a burgess for James City County in 1652, 1653, 1654, 1658, 1660 and 1661, and was speaker the last session. He died about this time, leaving issue. In 1652 he imported: Anderson, Sarah; Dermon, of Collum; Miller, Dorothy; Mills, John; Reynolls, Richard; Rilby, Wm.; and Thomas, Francis. (Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I)
"The founder of this family in Virgina was Col. Henry Soane. His English origin is unknown but a family of that name was long settled in the county of Suffolk. . .The year of Col. Henry Soane's arrival in Va. is not known but on 11-31-1651 he was granted 297 acres in James City Co. on the east side of the Chickahominy River known as 'Hoggs land' for importing Henry Soane Sr., Henry Soane Jr.; Judith Soane Sr.; Judith Soane Jr.; and Elizabeth Soane to the colony. (Nugent-222) He was granted 2200 acres James City County 12-10-1656 on the north side of the Chickahominy River beginning at the Rockahock Creek above Mattapony Neck. (Ibid: 336) and received later grants in Gloucester. In 1655 he was given permission to employ two Indians (Minutes Gen. Court). Henry Soane represented James City as Burgess 1652, 1655, 1657, and 1659 and was Speaker 1660-1661. (Col. Surry-167). There are few records pertaining to Henry Soane as the James City records were destroyed in the Civil War." (Historical Southern Families, Vol V, p 86, John Bennett Boddie, On-Line Genealogy Library database)
"Henry Soane, Speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1660-61, obtained a patent in 1651 for 297 acres in 'Hoggs Land'." (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol IV, p 231, On-Line genealogy Library database)
Henry Soane "seems to have died about 1661. On 3-26-1666, Mrs. Judith Soane, widow, was granted 450 acres James City Co., on the east side of the Chickahominy, granted to Thos. Wamesley 1656, and by him sold to Henry Soanes, and by him deserted and upon the petition of Judith Soanes, granted unto her by order of the governor 3-20-1661. (Nugent-548)." (Historical Southern Families, Vol V, p 86, John Bennett Boddie, On-Line Genealogy Library database)
On 24 November 1651 HENRY SOANE patented 297 acres, James City County (Patent Book 2, p 351) lyeing on the E side of the Chicohominy River, comonly know & called Hoggs Land; Transport 6 persons: HENRY SOANE, SR., HENRY SOANE, JR., JUDETH SOANE Senr., JUDETH SOANE Junr., JOHN SOANE, ELIZABETH SOANE. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, page 222)
On 3 September 1652 MR. HENRY SOANE patented 450 acres including marsh, on S side of Rappahannock River, opposite land of Mr. James Williamson, Patent Book 3, p 199. Transport of 9 persons: Williuam Glade, William Rilby, Thomas Woolest, Frances Thoomas, Dorothy Miller, "Dermon of Collum", John Mills, Sarah Anderson, Richard Reynolds. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 277)
On 10 March 1653 MR. HEN. SOANES patented 1200 acres on the NE side of the Mattapony River beneath the land of Mr. Wm. Wyat, beginning at the mouth of a creek & running SSW down the river to an ancient Indian Ferry on the upper side a marsh, soe SSE & SE by S along the back of the marsh to the river &c. (Patent Book 3, p 26) 700 acres granted to Hen. Soanes lat of July 1653 & 500 acres for transport of 10 persons: Negro woman; Kath. Yorkshire, Mary Williams, Thomas Knight, Mary Knight, Richard Lathbury, John Knight 3 times; assigned by Mr. Robert Ellyson. On the same date HEN. SOANES, Gentleman, patented 200 acres in Glocester County (Patent Book 3, p 27P on the NE side of Mattapony River beg. above the land of Mr. Wm. Wyat & running Wwd. up the river towards the land of Mr. Richard Barnehouse &c. Transport of 4 persons: Robert Ellyson, Gentl, John Walton, Wm. Morgan, Daniel Whitby. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, pp 240-241)
Last of July 1653, Patent Book 3, p. 213, MR. HENRY SOANES, patented 700 acres, Gloster Co., on Eastermost side of Mettapony River, bounding from Capt. Abrahalls plantation, upon Matchepongo Cr., & c. to Mr. William Wiatts land &c. 160 poles of sd. land is called the White Marsh. Transport of 14 persons: Anthony Carr, David Jenkin, Ashwell Batty, John Broadly, Arrundill Parris, Allin Cuddington, Richard Ingram, James hare, Jane Hutcheson, Thomas Hackett, Kath. Davis, and Peter Stafford. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 280)
On 25 March 1656 MR. HENRY SOANES patented 2800 acres, New Kent County, Patent Book 4, p. 60, on N side of Matapony River beneath land of Mr. William Wiatt running down the river to the Indian Ferry & adj. his own land. 1200 acres by patent dated 10 Mar 1653 & 1600 acs. for transport of 32 persons: Roberty Ellyson, Jno. Walton, Wm. Morgan, Daniell Whitby, John Lirgson, Joane Cole, Henry Pate, Ann Hardin, Ann Mattocks, Thomas Torrowgood, Julian Allerweck, Robert Jermain, Elizabeth Pate, Susan Knott, Anthony, Negroe, Katherine Pate, Jane, Negroe, Dorathy Miller, John Hamelton, Derminuff (?) Callum, Rob ert Trueman, Wm. Jolly, Wm. Appellton, Abraham Harris, Thomas Peckin, Robert Cock, Jno. Hathrone, Wm. Stephenson, Jno. Whitty (Whitby), Jno. Hopkins, Wm. Sewins, Mathew, Negro. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 337 & 338 )
On 10 December 1656 HENRY SOANE, gentleman, patented 2000 acres in James City Count (Patent Book 4, p 55) on NE side of Chichohominy River called by the name of Richahocke, beginning at Richahocke Creek above Mattapony Neck &c. including John Ling's plantation running through Thomas Brookes corne field by line of Richard New and includling Nantupcoy (?) & Pemacrey (?) Necks with a small island called Papacoone (?). Due by purchase from Alexander Shepard & Margarett, his wife, the daughter & heire of Francis Barrett, dec'd. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 336]
On 13 Jan 1661 Mr. Thomas Holmes patented 1024 acres in New Kent County, Patent Book 4, p. 291, upon N side of Mattapony River, S side of Peancketanck Sw., NE side of Cheescake path some 4 mil into the woods behind land formerly Mr. HENRY SOANE; renewal of patent to him of 6 July 1660. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 394)
On 26 March 1666 MRS. JUDETH SOANES, Widdow, patented 450 acres, James City County, Patent Book 5, p 480 ) N side of James River, ely side of Chikahomani, b ound Nly on Tyascun Sw., Ely on Edward Galla & Thomas Brookes; Sly on Thomas Brookes & Richard New; Wly on Mrs. Dorman's land. Granted unto Thomas Womesly 4 Mar 1656 & by sd. Wolmesly sould unto MR. HENRY SOANES, by him deserted & upon petition of sd. JUDETH granted unto her by order of the Governor &c. the 20th March 1661 & further due for transport of 9 persons: William Neale, John Store, Wm. Watson, John Watson, Mary Hosier, Peter Neale, John Stuart, Wm. Smart, and Andrew Rider. (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol 1, p 548).
Descendants of Henry Soane are eligible for membership in The Jamestown Society.
More About Henry Soane and Judith Fuller:
Marriage: 1646, Sussex England.
Children of Henry Soane and Judith Fuller are:
- +Judith Soane, b. Abt. 1646, Litlington, Sussex, England, d. Abt. 1703, Henrico Co. VA.