Ancestral Family Topic 7236

 7236   Thomas Mountfort
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Thomas Mountfort, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Thomas Mountfort might describe his life as follows.

I acquired 3 tracts near the Nansemond River: 200 acres 5 March 1646/7, 700 acres 24 October 1650, and 300 acres 18 February 1664/5.  Since records for Nansemond County burned, I can tell you little more about me.
I may have been a son of another Thomas Mountfort who was one of 120 settlers who arrived in the John & Francis and the Phenix about February 1608/9. The “First Supply,” as they called this tiny fleet, dropped anchor at Jamestown only about 9 months after the first colonists arrived 13 May 1607.  He was among Capt. John Smith’s band of 14 who explored Chesapeake Bay in 1608 and went along on his second voyage leaving Jamestown 20 July and returning 7 September 1608. A member of the Second Virginia Company of London in 1609, he may have returned to England.
Only an uncommon similar name places me as the father of two men who were in York County: Thomas Mountfort, just like my name, and Edward Mumford, with a variation.

Descendants of Thomas Mountfort
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Names found in this topic include the following.
 Capt. Thomas Mountfort (c.1650-),  
Jane Scasbrook,  John Duke,  John Scasbrook,  Mary Martiau,  Capt. Nicholas Martiau,  
Rebecca (—) Mountfort,  John Dozewell,  
Joseph Mountfort,  
Lucy Holt,  
Rose (—) Mountfort,  
Thomas Mountfort,  
Elizabeth Mountfort,  
Lucy James,  
Zachariah Mountfort,  
Robert Mountfort,  
Jean Mountfort,  
 Edward Mumford (-c.1690),  

Selected sources
Boddie, John Bennett. “Mumford - DeJarnett - Perryman Families.” Virginia Historical Genealogies. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1965:126-145. • Brief outline of the families of Thomas Mountfort, Joseph Watkins, Jean de Jarnat, and of Mary DeJarnette who married Richard Perryman.

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