Henry Netherton

Death Nov 1705 (aged 54–55)
Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England
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Master Blacksmith of Bishopsgate, London, and a trading and mining investor in the Carolinas.

By his first wife Sarah, Henry was the father of: (1) Sarah Netherton, infant (bur. July 22, 1679), (2) Henry Netherton (bapt. May 14, 1680), (3) Prosper Netherton (bapt. February 26, 1681/2), and (4) Mary Netherton, infant (bur. November 10, 1687).

Married (2) Jane Glower, April 15, 1688, Saint James, Dukes Place, London.

Married (3) Sarah Welwing, February 23, 1698/9, Saint James, Dukes Place, London.

In addition to his blacksmith trade operating with multiple apprentices in London, Henry Netherton invested in an Indian trading and silver mining venture in South Carolina, along with his partner Thomas Cutler. Netherton sent his eldest son Henry (1680-1716) there in 1698 to represent his interests. But in a letter dated December 27, 1700, future colonial governor James Moore wrote to his associate Thomas Cutler: 'Mr. Netherton is by land on his way to Virginia', after requesting £30 to pay for his freight and 'to buy a servant woman' with whom 'he had kept company all voyage'. Moore only advanced him £14 to pay for his freight of goods. On May 1, 1701 the elder Henry Netherton of London appointed Edward Laughton, joiner, of South Carolina as his factor.

His profligate son, Henry Netherton (1680-1716), went on to marry an heiress in Virginia named Sarah Tucker, by whom he left a daughter Elizabeth Netherton Walker (1708-1737) and a son Henry Netherton, who settled in Shenandoah County, Virginia and was the father of my 5th-great-grandmother Sarah Netherton Mathes. Henry's widow Sarah Tucker Netherton, a descendant of John Tucker (d. 1603) and his wife Alice Pelham Tucker (d. 1602) of St Nicholas Acon, London, remarried William Veale in 1717.

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Gravesite Details Buried November 25, 1705.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 81667369
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Netherton (1650–Nov 1705), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81667369, citing St Botolph Church, Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .