Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Elizabeth Butler

Female Abt 1610 - Aft 1669  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Butler  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1610  Roxwell, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1 Mar 1668/69  'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041005  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Family ID F40626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Claiborne,   b. 10 Aug 1600, Crayford Parish, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 88 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Claiborne,   b. 1636, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Mar 1677/78, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     2. Jane Claiborne,   b. Abt 1638, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 May 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. John Claiborne,   b. Abt 1641, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1687, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     4. Leonard Claiborne,   b. Abt 1643, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1694, St. Elizabeth's Parish, Carlisle Bay, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     5. Thomas Claiborne,   b. 17 Aug 1647, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1683, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F23125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL:
      URL title: WILLIAM CLAIBORNE
      Note:
      has been several times stated in print that William Claiborne married in London (in 1638 some are even particular enough to state) Jane Buller, but this may also be considered doubtful. In November 1647, a grant of 700 acres in the corporation of Elizabeth City, was made to "Elizabeth Claiborne, the wife of Captain William Claiborne, Esqr., his Majesties Treasurer of this Colony of Virginia," for the transportation of fourteen persons, whose rights had been assigned to her by her husband in nature of a dower, according to an order of court June 11, 1644.

      It is, of course, possible that Col. William Claiborne married twice. If he married Elizabeth about the time that the dower was given, in 1644, she could hardly have been the mother of the eldest son, who as "Captain William Claiborne" received a grant in 1657. Contrary to what has been frequently stated, infants could, and frequently did receive grants, but they were not captains of militia in boyhood.

      The tradition that Col. Claiborne married a Buller can perhaps be accounted for by a statement in a letter from Governor Leonard Calvert to his brother, Lord Baltimore, written in 1638 (to W.H. Browne's "George and Cecilius Calvert," p. 68, &c.) in which he says that on Kent Island John Boteler, or Butler (he writes the name in each way), William Claiborne's brother-in-law, was at first disposed to resist the Maryland authorities, but afterwards submitted. Mr. Browne says that Boteler was appointed by Calvert commander of the militia of Kent Island, and held various offices of trust in the colony until his death in 1642.

      WILLIAM CLAIBORNE
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 165
      ELIZABETH CLAIBORNE, wife of Capt. Wm. Claiborne, his Majesty's Treasurer of this Colony of Va., 700 acs. in the Corporation of Eliz. City, Nov. 26, 1647, Page 82. On the E. side of land commonly called the Strawberry Land, partly on the land of Buck Roe, adj. William Wilkinson, Clarke, Point Comfort Cr., & land in the possession of heirs of Thomas Oldis, & the Gleab Land. Due for trans. of 14 pers., made over and granted to her by her husband in nature and lieu of a jointure, according to a former order of Ct., 11 June 1644.

  • Sources 
    1. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    2. [S763254] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.