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John Bownd (b. Abt. 1596, d. Abt. 1700)John Bownd was born Abt. 1596 in England, and died Abt. 1700.
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John Bownd is listed as a passenger on the ship Hopewell under Capt. Thomas Wood bound for Barbados on 17 Feb 1634.He is listed at 20 years of age.This ship left from the Port of London.In 1672 he and his wife Mary left Virginia for Maryland.They were both members of the Church of England and he was vestryman.He was among others selected to lay out the boundaries of the Stepney Parish.He held land in Northumberland County, Virginia from Jan 1669 through Jul 1671.John and Ann Bounds crossed Chesapeake Bay and settled along the Nanticoke River in the northern section of Somerset County (now Wicomico County).He patented land on both sides of the river, thereby owning land in both Somerset and Dorchester Counties.John Bound, planter, filed a claim of "headrights" in Somerset County on 12 Nov 1672 for himself, wife Ann, and son William. He received 50 acres of land for each member of his family, which he patented on 1 Aug 1673, and called "Yearsland".In 1672 he also purchased 300 acres of land patented to him as "Lemster".John Bounds, along with Robert Collier, William Piper, and James Weatherley, was appointed to "assist ye justices in laying out and dividing ye county into parishes", for the establishment of the Church of England in Somerset County.The records of this parish contain many entries of the births, deaths, and marriages of the Bounds Family. John Bounds wrote his will on 10 Oct 1700, and it was probated on 6 Dec 1700.
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Record Change: January 19, 2004
Children of John Bownd are:
- +John Bounds, b. Abt. 1649, Northumberland, Virginia, d. Bef. December 06, 1700, Somerset County, Maryland.