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In 1691 the Town of York ( Yorktown ) was laid off by Laurence Smith, surveyor.  The king had issued orders for fifty acres of land to be purchased and laid off for a shire town (court-house town).  The land was to be paid for from the king's treasury, tobacco.  The land was purchased from Benjamin Read, of Gloucester , and paid him 10,000 pounds of tobacco.

Robert Reade

Robert Reade , b. 1536, of Linkenholt Manor, Hants, England; m. ca. 1554, of Linkenholt Manor, Hants, England to Alice O'Pooley , b. 1536, of Linekenholt Manor, Hants, England. 

Robert  & Alice (O'Pooley) Reade  had a son:

Andrew Reade

Andrew Reade , son of Robert  & Alice (O'Pooley) Reade , b. 1556, Linkenholt, Hampshire, England; d. Jul 1623, Faccombe, Hampshire, England; bur. 8 Jul 1623, Faccombe, Hampshire, England; m. 1550, of Kent, England to Alice Cooke  (? Nfn), b. 1558, of Kent, England; chr. 12 Aug 1584, London , England ; d. 6 Mar 1605, Kent Manor , Linkenholt, Southamptonshire , England , bur. 6 Mar 1606. 

Andrew  & Alice (Cooke) Reade  had eight (8) children:

1.       Henry Reade , b. 1566, Linkenholt, Hampshire , England ; d. 4 Apr 1647, Faccomb , England .  
2.      
Robert Reade , b. 1551, Linkenholt, Hampshire , England ; chr. Resident, Linkenholt Manor , England ; d. 10 Dec 1636, Faccombe, Hampshire , England .  
3.      
Henry Reade , b. 1574, Linkenholt, Harts, England ; d. 4 Apr 1647, Faccombe, Hampshire , England .  
4.       John Reade , b. 1579, Faccombe, Southamptonshire , England .  
5.      
William Reade , b. ca. 1658, Of Linkholt, Hampshire , England .  
6.      
Andrew Reade , b. ca. 1566, Oflugershallhall, Hampshire , England .  
7.      
George Reade , b. 1570, Linkenholt, Harts, England .  
8.      
Thomas Reade , b. 1606, Linkholt, Hampshire , England ; d. 1669.

Robert Reade

2.  Robert Reade, of Linkenholt Manor[i], Hampshire, England; son of Andrew  & Alice /Nfn (Cooke) Reade , b. 1551, Linkenholt Parish, Hampshire, England; d. 10 Dec 1636, Faccombe, Hampshire, England; m 1st Miss Unknown ; m 2nd 10 Apr 1588, Hampshire, England to Alice Pooley ; m 3rd 31 Jul 1600, St. Martin, Westminster, London, England to Mildred Windebank , daughter of Thomas  & Frances (Dymoke) Windebank , b. 21 Jul 1585, Hiene Hill, Berkshire, England; chr. 21 Jul 1585, Hiens Hill, Hurst , Bershire , England ; d. 1630, VA. 

Robert  & Mildred (Windebank) Reade  had eleven (11) children:

2.1.        George Reade Esquire, b. 25 Oct 1608, Linkenholt Manor, Hampshire, England; d. October 01, 1674 in York County, VA; m. 1641, Yorktown, York Co., VA to Elizabeth Martiau .
2.2.       
Andrew Reade , b. ca. 1608, Faccombe, Hampshire , England .
2.3.       
Robert Reade , b. 25 Oct 1608, Faccombe, Hampshire , England ; d. by 1669.  Robert Reade was secretary to their uncle, Sir Franes Windebank , Colonial Secretary of State in London .
2.4.       
William Reade , b. ca. 1610, Faccombe, Hampshire , England .
2.5.       
Thomas Reade , b. 1606, Faccombe, Hampshire , England ; d. 1669, England .
2.6.       
Benjamin Reade , b. ca. 1614, Linkenholt, Hampshire , England ; d. bef. 24 Jan 1693, York Co., VA.
2.7.       
Child Reade , b. ca. 1616, Gloucester , VA  
2.8.       
Child Reade , b. ca. 1620, Gloucester , VA  
2.9.       
Child Reade , b. ca. 1622, Gloucester , VA  
2.10.    
Child Reade , b. ca. 1624, Gloucester , VA  
2.11.     Child Reade , b. ca. 1626, Gloucester , VA.

Colonel George Reade , Esq.

2.1.  Colonel George Reade   Esq ., son of Robert  & Mildred (Windebank) Reade , b. 25 Oct 1608[ii], Linkenholt Manor, Hampshire, England; chr. 1636, Yorktown, Virginia; d. 21 Nov 1671, Yorktown, York Co., VA[iii] or 1 Oct 1674, Yorktown, York Co., VA[iv]; bur. Be. 20 Nov 1671[v], Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown, York Co., VA[vi]; m. 1 Mar 1641, Yorktown, York County/Prince William Co[vii], VA[viii] to Elizabeth Martiau , daughter of Nicholas  & Elizabeth (Berkeley) Martiau , .b. 1625, Elizabeth City, VA[ix]; d. 10 Feb 1685, Yorktown, York Co., VA[x]; will proved 24 Jan 1686/87[xi], York Co., VA; bur. Grace Episcopal Churchyard[xii].

George Reade  emigrated to Virginia in 1637, accompanying Governor Harvey  on the latter's return to the colony.

Colonial Government Service

         George Reade was attached to Harvey's service in a secretarial capacity, and the letters to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia.

         He arrived here on government business and in 1640-1641 he was made Secretary of the Colony. 

         In 1644 he was a Burgess for James City County. 

         From 1657 to 1660, he was a member of the Royal Council, enjoying the title of Colonel. 

         He attained the highest political office to which a Virginian of prominence could aspire -- for the governorship was always filled by an appointee from England -- Col. George Reade  was to hold the office of Councillor for eighteen years before his death in 1674. 

George & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  attended the Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, York Co., VA.  During their latter years, the Reade's resided at Yorktown, most likely on land inherited by Elizabeth from her father Nicholas.

Col. George  & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  had twelve (12) children:

2.1.1.        George Reade , b. 1640, Gloucester, VA; d. bef. 1686, VA.
2.1.2.        Mildred Reade , b. 2 Oct 1643, Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA; chr. Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA; d. 20 Oct 1686, Cumberland, VA or 1645, VA; d. 1694; bur. Oct 1686, Cumberland, VA; m. to "Speaker" Augustine Warner Jr .
2.1.3.        Francis Reade , b. 1650, Of Abingdon, Gloucester, VA.; d. 1694, James City, VA.
2.1.4.        Benjamin Reade , b. 1647, Gloucester, VA; d. 1731, Gloucester, VA.
2.1.5.        Margaret Reade , b. ca. 1654, York, VA; d. VA.
2.1.6.        Thomas Reade , b. 1649, Ware Parish, Gloucester, VA; d. 1720, Gloucester, VA.
2.1.7.        Andrew Reid , b. Nov 1636, England; d. 1697, Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA
2.1.8.        Mary Reade , b. ca. 1658, VA
2.1.9.        Ann Reade , b. 1652, York, VA; d. VA.
2.1.10.     Elizabeth Reade , b. 1651, York, VA; d. 18 Nov. 1717, York, VA; m. to Thomas Chrisman .
2.1.11.     Thomas Reade , b. ca. 1671, Gloucester or York, VA.
2.1.12.     Robert Reade , b. 1644, Yorktown, York Co., VA; d. 30 Dec 1712, VA; bur. Bef. 16 Mar 1712

Mildred Reade

2.1.2.  Mildred Reade , daughter of Col. George  & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  founder of Yorktown},  b. 2 Oct 1643, Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA; chr. Warner Hall, Gloucester, VA; d. 20 Oct 1686, Cumberland, VA or 1645, VA; d. 1694; bur. Oct 1686, Cumberland, VA; m 1st "Speaker" Colonel Augustine Warner Jr ., of Warner Hall, son of Augustine  & Mary (Townley) Warner , b. 3 Jun 1642, Gloucester, VA; d. 19 Jun 1681. He m 2nd to Elizabeth Martian.

In 1658, Augustine Warner Jr was sent to England by his father to be educated at Marchant Taylor's school in London.

Colonial Government Service

         Augustine Warner II , served as a Burgess for York Co., VA in Apr 1652

         Burgess for Gloucester Co., VA Mar 1658-59.

         He served as Burgess for the Council of State Marc 1659-60. 

         In Mar 1675-6 and Feb 1676-7, he was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses during Bacon's Rebellion.   During Bacon's Bacon, used Rebellion Warner Hall as his headquarters, after the burning of Jamestown.

         He was a member to the Council of Virginia, 1677. 

Col. Augustine   & Mildred (Reade) Warner  had four (4) children:

2.1.2.1.     Mildred Warner , d. 1701. m. Lawrence Washington , b. 1659. 
2.1.2.2.     Mary Warner , m.  17 Feb 1680 to Col. John Smith II  or "Purton". 
2.1.2.3.     Elizabeth Warner , b. 24 Nov 1672 at "Chesake", m. "Councilor" John Lewis  
2.1.2.4.     Robert Warner  never married.


[i] The Virginia Cowne Family:  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America" by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee  Gough  Cowne, June 1981, pp. 1-51  
[ii]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[iii]
AFN: 3GLM-J9
[iv]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[v]
AFN: 3GLM-J9
[vi]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[vii]
AFN: 3GLM-J9
[viii]
"Marriage of York County, Virginia", p. 50, compiled by Vincent Watkins (1986) Poquoson, Virginia.  I have found a second date of marriage as 1641, Yorktown, VA.
[ix]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[x]
AFN: 3GLM-KG
[xi]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[xii]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).