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 Elizabeth <I>Martiau</I> Read

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Elizabeth Martiau Read

  • Birth 12 Dec 1625 York County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 10 Feb 1686 Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 11591903

Daughter of Capt. Nicholas and Elizabeth Martiau (1st wife). Married Col George Reade (1st spouse) in 1641 at Yorktown, York Co.,VA. She is decended from the Royal House of England starting with Henry the III thru Edward I, King of England.
Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607 - 1624/5 and Their Families" published by the Order of First Families of Virginia, indicates in a footnote (pp. 419-420) the discrepancy between the dates inscribed on his Grace Church tablets and the filing of the wills for George Read and his wife Elizabeth as follows: "His and his wife's gravestones were discovered during street excavations in Yorktown in 1931. The inscriptions on both were recut with errors. George Reade's stone now states he died Oct. 1674, "he being in the 66th yr of his age." Since the date should be 1671 (per his will), either the age shown, or his year of birth, is in error as well....The gravestone of Elizabeth (Martiau) Read now states she was born in 1625 and died in 1696, "being in ye 71st yeare of her age." Since the year of death should be 1686 (per her will), again the age or year of birth is in error. Since Nicholas Martiau claimed...his daughter Elizabeth as headrights...it would appear Elizabeth was born prior to his arrival in Virginia in 1620...and that Elizabeth's birth occurred in 1615 rather than 1625."In 1645 Nicholas Martian married 3rd wife Isabella Beach, as shown by the records of York. His will was dated March 1, 1657 or '67, and was proved April 4, 1657. He named his oldest daughter Elizabeth, who had crossed the ocean with him and became the wife of George Reade, Mary, his second daughter, wife of John Scarbrook, of York Co.; Sarah, his third daughter, wife of Capt. William Fuller, the Puritan Governor of Maryland. Elizbeth (Martiau) Reade's will was written Feb. 10, 1685 and proven Jan. 24 1686/87 in York Co., VA.

(1608 - 1674)


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  • Created by: Kaaren Crail Vining
  • Added: 22 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11591903
  • DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Martiau Read (12 Dec 1625–10 Feb 1686), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11591903, citing Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kaaren Crail Vining (contributor 11705756) .