1621 - 1675 (53 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 98 descendants in this family tree.
||Edward Digges |
||29 Mar 1621
||Chilham Castle, Kent, England
||15 Mar 1675
||Bellfield, York Co., Virginia
||28 Feb 2008 |
||Dudley Digges, b. 1583, Kent, England , d. 18 Mar 1639, Chilham Castle, Kent (Age 56 years) |
||Mary Kempe, b. Abt 1583, Chilham, Kent, England , d. Abt 1621 (Age ~ 38 years) |
||1 sibling |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 19.5.1637 Went t school at Gray's Inn
1654 President of the colony, member of his Majesty's Council
1656 Governor of Virginia
entered Gray's Inn, May 1637; emigrated to Virginia in 1650. His Plantation, "Bellefield", near Yorktown was where "E.D." tobacco was arised, which never failed to bring in England one shilling when other tobacco would not bring three pence. He was the first promoter of silk culture in America. The ancient mulberry of Williamsburg were planted at his order for silk culture. He was elected Governor by the Assembly of Virginia in March 1655 and was sent to England in 1659 as the Colony's Agent to secure the rights of the Colony. He helped in settling a long-standing controversy between the Colony of Virginia and Lord Baltimore in Maryland, and was Auditor General of Virginia from 1670 to 1675. 2
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- [S6269] Genealogies of Virginia Families, (Genealogical Publishing Co.,Inc., 1982), Vol II, p. 169 (Reliability: 3).