|Birth: ||Oct., 1607|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1671|
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Henry Filmer was a burgess from James City county in the assembly of 1642-1643. He resided in James City and Warwick counties. He was an officer of the British army of occupation. He and his wife, Elizabeth Austin Filmer, daughter, son, cook and nephew Samuel, came to Virginia on ship "John & Ambrose" that embarked on 13 Mar 1652, off of Gravesend (northwest of Maidstone at the mouth of the Thames River and east of London).
Upon arriving in Virginia, he moved to Mulberry Island where he had a plantation called "Laus Deo". Henry referred to himself as "of Mulberry Island in Virginia, Gentleman" in an August 27, 1664 letter in the Kent Archives Office. "Laus Deo" was located in or near Felker Field, about where the site of the first heliopad ever built in the U. S. is now located at Fort Eustis. The plantation adjoined the land of his friend Emmanuel Wills, which gave Henry access to Wills' Mulberry Island Pier.
After living on Mulberry Island for eighteen years, Henry died in 1671, (his will is dated 21 Feb 1671), and was buried on Mulberry Island, Warwick County, Virginia, either on his plantation or in one of the two churches on the Island. Possibly in the church or church yard of the church that was built by Captain William Pierce at Baker's Neck.
Edward Filmer (1566 - 1629)
Elizabeth Argall Filmer (1575 - 1638)
Martha Elizabeth Filmer Green (1640 - 1714)*
Mary Filmer Knatchbull (1586 - 1647)*
Robert Filmer (1588 - 1653)*
Henry Filmer (1607 - 1671)
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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