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Colonel George Reade

Male 1608 - 1671  (62 years)


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  • Name George Reade 
    Title Colonel 
    Born 25 Oct 1608  Linkenholt, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1671  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I8084  Stewart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2021 

    Father Robert Reade,   d. c1627 
    Mother Mildred Windebanke,   d. 1630 
    Married 31 Jul 1600  [4
    Notes 
    • 3rd wife of Robert Reade
    Family ID F2827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Martiau,   b. 1625, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1641  [5
    Notes 
    Married:
    • The date of Mildred Reade's birth is unknown; but as she was the oldest of at least eight children, her birth must have occurred within a few years of her parents' marriage in 1641. [6]
    Children 
    +1. Mildred Reade,   b. c1642,   d. c1694  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Elizabeth Reade
     3. Robert Reade,   d. 1712
     4. Francis Reade
     5. Benjamin Reade
     6. Thomas Reade
     7. George Reade
     8. Mary Reade
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F2801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Came to Virginia in 1637, and in 1640 was Secretay of State pro tem., Burgess for James City County in 1649 and 1656, and a member of the Council in 1657-8, holding that office till his death in 1671. [3]
    • The first clue to the English history of George Reade was the fact, shown by several letters in the first volume of the English Calendar of Colonial Papers, that he had a brother, Robert Reade, who was private secretary to Sir Francis Windebank, secretary of state during the reign of Charles I, from which it was ascertained that George Reade was a descendant of the Reades of Faccombe, in the county of South Hampton. [7]
    • In 1637 he came to Virginia, accompanying Governor Harvey on the latter's return to the colony. George Reade appears to have been attached to Harvey's service in a secretarial capacity, and his letters to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia. The same letters show that he received the kindest treatment from the Secretary of State of the colony, Richard Kemp; and shortly became acting Secretary during Kemp's absence in England. It is plain that Harvey and Kemp were very anxious to please and honor this young man with relatives so prominently placed in the office of the Colonial Secretary in London--particularly as Harvey's own standing in Virginia was so dubiously established. [8]

    Died:
    • Within the past decade workment were grading Buckner Street near Main Street, Yorktown, near the original Martiau and Reade home. Two large stones were unearthed and were about to be destroyed when it was noticed that they bore lettered inscriptions; upon further examination they were found to be the tombstones of Col. George Reade and Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade. The names upon the tombstones were quite apparent and could be clearly made out, though some of the dates were indistinct. Experts were charged with recutting the stones, and they were restored. The tombstone of Col. George Reade reads as follows:
      HERE LYETH INTERED COLLEL GEORGE READ ESQR. WHO WAS BORN YE 25TH DAY OCTOBER IN YE YEARE OF OUR LORD 1608 AND DECEASED OCTOBER 1674 HE BEING IN THE 66TH YR. OF HIS AGE.
      In cutting the stone of Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade it was found that the fourth and fifth lines were entirely undecipherable. It is believed that in attempting to restore this stoen mistakes were made in the dates placed theron, and that the original stone probably read:
      HERE LYETH INTERED ELIZABETH MARTIAU DECEASED WIFE OF GEORGE READ ESQR' WHO WAS BORN IN YE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1625 AND DECEASED YE YEAR 1686 SHE BEING IN YE 61ST YEARE OF HER AGE
      On the restored tombstone, however, these figures last-mentioned read, respectively, 1605, 1676, and 71st. On the tombstone of Col. George Reade the date of his death is given as 1674; and his will was prove din General Court at Jamestown on November 21st following his death. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S227] Genealogy of the Washington Family, Holdridge Ozro Collins, (Sons of the Rev. Calif., 1900), 7.

    2. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 37.

    3. [S220] Colonel John Wise of England and Virginia, Jennings Cropper Wise, (The Bell Book and Stationary Col, Inc., Richmond, Virginia 1918), 347.

    4. [S224] William and Mary College Quarterly, v14, (Whittet and Shepperson, Publishers and Printers, 1906), F 221 .W71 V.14., 118.

    5. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 39.
      In 1641 George Reade was married to Elizabeth Martiau, oldest daughter of Capt. Nicolas and Jane Martiau.

    6. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 41.

    7. [S226] Genealogies of the Lewis and Kindred Families, Mrs. Lura May Boulton Tandy, (E.W. Stephens Publishing Company, 1906), 21.

    8. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 38.


  

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