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Edward Digges
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1621
Fordwich, England
Death: Mar. 15, 1674
York County
Virginia, USA

Colonial Governor of Virginia, Ancient Planter, and introducer of Silk Industry to America. Perfected a preferred Tobacco Dee's Brand. Son of Sir Dudley Digges of England. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dudley Digges (1583 - 1639)
  Mary Kempe Digges (1583 - 1631)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Page Digges (1625 - 1691)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Digges Herndon (1654 - 1729)*
  Dudley Digges (1664 - 1710)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
To the memory of Edward Digges Esq.
Sonne of Dudley Digges of Chilham in Kent Kn t & Bar t Master of the Rolls in the reign of K. Charles the First. He departed this life 15th of March 1674 in the LIII d year of his age, one of his Mag ty Councill for this his colony of Virginia. A gentlemen of most commendable parts and ingenuity, the only introducer and promoter of the silk manufacture in this colony. And in everything else a pattern worthy of all Pious Imitation. He had issue 6 sons and 7 daughters by the body of Elizabeth his wife who of her conjugal affection hath dedicated to him this Memorial.

 
Note: Contained with locked high fence. No access to actual tombs. Edward Digges died in 1675. I know his tombstone says 1674, and it was 1674 then, but to us now it's 1675. He was Auditor General from 1670 to 1675.
 
Burial:
Digges Family at Bellfield Plantation
Yorktown
York County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Michael Logue
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32117881
Edward Digges
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Edward Digges
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- Linda Howe
 Added: Apr. 14, 2015

- Cheryl Kay Diggs
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015
May you rest in peace! From Virginia to Texas!
- Suzanne Clark
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015
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