John Price

Monmouthshire, Wales
Death Sep 1628 (aged 43–44)
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 103860167 · View Source
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John Price was born in 1584 in Manafon, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He was the son of Richard Price (1560-1638) and Ursula Middleton Price (1560-1637).

John married Anne Baker (1604-1666) in Virginia in 1621. Anne was the daughter of Richard Baker and Margaret (Elkes) Baker.

John and Anne Baker Price were the parents of the following 3 known children:

1.JOHN PRICE b. 1627, Henrico, VA, d. 1662, Henrico, VA. He married a daughter of John WALL. They had sons Daniel and John.

2.MARY PRICE was born October 1623 in Virginia. Said to have married Richard Cocke Sr of Bremo. Although these families were closely associated there is no proof of this marriage.

3.MATTHEW PRICE was born about 1626.
23 May 1638. Patent granted Matthew Price as son and heir of John Price for 150 acres on Turkey Island Creek in Henrico Co. "granted by patent to his late father John Price, now in possession of his mother Ann Hallom, Widow - being due unto him in right of his father who had a patent granted 20 Feb 1619. PB 1, part 2, p.558

John Price was born in 1584 and came to America in 1610/11, at a time when life was exceedingly hard and few survived. John Price was about twenty-seven years of age when he left Wales to come to America from the county of Montgomery or possibly Brecknock Wales. John Price and his family traveled on the Ships - The PROSPEROUS, The ELIZABETH and The STARR which made up the convoy of 300 people. The trip took three months to make the journey and they arrived in Virginia 22 May 1611.

John Price settled in The Neck of Land Charles City. Indians fell suddenly, by night on settlers 22 March 1622 killing 347 people. The Indians burned their homes and plantations, almost defacing the beauty of the whole colony. John Price was listed as a survivor of the Indian massacre of 1622.

John Price and his family lived among other famous settlers such as Captain John Smith who shouldered the biggest part of the responsibility of the settlement, John Rolfe and Pocahontas who left the settlement to return to England in 1616. This left 350 people behind living in six widely scattered and dangerously isolated communities.

John Price also became known as an ancient "planter", meaning that any man who worked seven years "plus" for their "divedent" of 100 acres finally received their land. Many worked several additional years for possession of their land. This also made them eligible for another tract of land in the same amount.

John Price was born in Brecknock Wales 1584-5 to Richard Price II, of Manovan and Ursula Middleton. John Price died in Virginia in 1628.

Son and heir of Richard Price in an indenture 1610-1611 (British Museum, A.D.D. Charter 1036). Lineage of John Price approved by the order of Descendants of the Knights in the Garter in England. Descendants are eligible for membership in the National Society, Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede.

Descendants are also eligible to join The Jamestowne Society.

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