Edward Digges

Edward Digges

Birth
Fordwich, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Death 15 Mar 1675 (aged 53)
York County, Virginia, USA
Burial Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32117881 · View Source
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Colonial Governor of Virginia, Ancient Planter, and introducer of Silk Industry to America. Perfected a preferred Tobacco Dee's Brand. Son of Sir Dudley Digges of England.


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To the memory of Edward Digges Esq.
Sonne of Dudley Digges of Chilham in Kent Kn t & Bar t Master of the Rolls in the reign of K. Charles the First. He departed this life 15th of March 1674 in the LIII d year of his age, one of his Mag ty Councill for this his colony of Virginia. A gentlemen of most commendable parts and ingenuity, the only introducer and promoter of the silk manufacture in this colony. And in everything else a pattern worthy of all Pious Imitation. He had issue 6 sons and 7 daughters by the body of Elizabeth his wife who of her conjugal affection hath dedicated to him this Memorial.

Gravesite Details Contained with locked high fence. No access to actual tombs. Edward Digges died in 1675. I know his tombstone says 1674, and it was 1674 then, but to us now it's 1675. He was Auditor General from 1670 to 1675.

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  • Created by: Michael Logue
  • Added: 11 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32117881
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Digges (29 Mar 1621–15 Mar 1675), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32117881, citing Digges Family at Bellfield Plantation, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Michael Logue (contributor 47042252) .