|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1624, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1686|
Westover (Charles City County)
Charles City County
The twice-widowed Jane Stith, now wife of the colonial aristocrat Major John Stith Sr., a First Family of the Virginia Colonies, is thought to be the daughter of Vice Edward Mosby, although it is still only speculation.
Born in England about 1624, she is first documented as "Ja. Gregory" by Firdinando Austin, February 13, 1653, along with her first husband Thomas Gregory, when Austin claimed headrights for paying their transportation to the new world.
In the latter part of 1656, and soon after the death of her second husband Joseph Parsons, Jane met and married John Stith. In 1663, after the death of Edward Mosby, John was made guardian of Jane's step child, Judith Parsons. It is thought Mosby may be the child's grandfather. John and Jane had at least the following Five children: Captain John Stith Jr., their first male child and heir to his father's fortune, married Mary Randolph, the daughter of Colonel William Randolph and Mary Royal Isham of Turkey Island; a second son, Lieutenant Colonel Drury Stith whom married Susanna Bathurst; a daughter Ann, second wife of the wealthy Colonel Robert Bolling Sr. of Kippax Plantation of Hopewell, Virginia; husband of first wife Jane Rolfe, granddaughter of Matoaka "Princess Pocahontas"; a daughter Agnes, wife of Thomas Wynn, who is said to be the daughter of Jane and Joseph Parsons and Jane, wife of Captain Daniel Llewellyn.
Once poor and widowed, now a Colonial Dame, married into wealthy Virginia Society, Jane lived a life of luxury not unlike the Lords and Ladies of her English home-land. She is said to have died in the winter of 1686 at their James River plantation, however the location of her grave is still unknown.
The foregoing biographical information is a compilation of historical data as found in various writings of the era and not one particular source. § By C. Hileman
John Stith (1631 - 1693)*
John Drury Stith (1658 - 1723)*
Drury Stith (1660 - 1740)*
Anne Stith Bolling (1660 - 1709)*
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Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
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