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Richard Anderson, Jr
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Birth: 1618
Dacorum Borough
Hertfordshire, England
Death: 1666
King and Queen County
Virginia, USA

Richard Anderson, Jr. is my 10th great grandfather.

At age 17, Richard immigrated to the American colonies a few weeks before his father did, leaving on July 4, 1635 on the ship "Transport." They are both listed in Hotten's "The Original lists of Persons of Quality" under this heading, "Register of the names of all ye passinger wch passed from ye Port of London for on whole yeare endinge at Xmas 1635:"
His brothers John and Thomas remained in England.

Father and son settled in Gloucester county, Virginia. Unfortunately all of Gloucester County's colonial records burned in an 1820 county courthouse fire and were burned again in the Civil War at Richmond, Virginia. Without evidence from the Gloucester County Court records to connect them we will probably never be able to document these individuals or establish proof of their relationships. What was the reason they sailed separately, by merely 3 weeks? Did the father stay behind because his wife was too ill to travel?

There is no record of a name for his wife, however one of their children was named Bartelot Anderson. The practice at the time was to name a child using the maiden name of the mother, and so it is widely believed by many family members that his wife's maiden name was Bartelot. There are records of a Mary Anderson, and it could be suggested that his wife's name was Mary, but it hasn't been proven that this Mary Anderson was indeed married to this Richard Anderson.

In 1657 there are various records in York county courthouse such as wills and land records. Richard is also listed as a juror during this year.

Richard Anderson arrived aboard the ship Transport in July 1635. The ships manifest says he was 17 therefore he was born in 1618. York County W&D Books 1646 Richard Anderson in York County. York County at this time included both the south and north banks of theYork River.
Va Patents Richard Anderson 1654 imported to James City County E of Chickahominy River
York County W&D Books 10/26/1657 Mr. Rd Anderson in York County

Richard Anderson 03/18/1662 200 acres Gloucester County Virginia Patents Book 5 page 177 N Yorke River from SE a small Creek dividing land from Robert Hubbard and NE on Tancks Creek. granted to Thomas Leechman and John Bennet 1652 who sold to Robert Jones who sold to Anderson [Gloucester County included the entire north bank of the York River at this time]

Family records are incomplete, no one really knows the year Richard died. He purchased property near West Point, near the junction of Pamunkey, Mattaponi and York Rivers. Land in New Kent, Virginia were obtained by 1666 near the Totopotomey's Creek. I cannot find any records beyond 1666. When I find proof of the date he died I'll change this memorial accordingly.

Descendents listed Richard's name as an ancestor on their U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications. None of these records give his wife's name, unfortunately.

Family links: 
  Richard Anderson (1585 - 1635)
  Elizabeth Hawkins Anderson (1581 - 1634)
  Robert Anderson (1641 - 1712)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Renae🌺
Record added: May 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110562822
Richard Anderson, Jr
Added by: Renae🌺
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9th great grandfather
- Amy L Anderson
 Added: Jul. 8, 2017
382 years ago today you sailed to the new country to establish a long list of decedents, of which I am one.
- June
 Added: Jul. 4, 2017
In memory of my 9th GG Father
- Bambi Enos
 Added: May. 18, 2017
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