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Jane Martiau
Female  - 1640

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  • Gender  Female 
    Died  c1640  [1
    Person ID  I8122  Stewart
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2021 
     
    Family 1  Edward Berkeley,   d. c1724 
    Last Modified  19 Apr 2021 
    Family ID  F2859  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Nicholas Martiau,   b. 1591, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c1657, Yorktown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Nicolas Martiau,   d. 1657
    >2. Elizabeth Martiau,   b. 1625, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1686
     3. Mary Martiau
     4. Sarah Martiau
    Last Modified  09 Apr 2021 
    Family ID  F2813  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes  Name:
    • Nothing is known of the ancestry of Nicolas Martiau's wife, who was the widow Jane Berkeley at the time of her marriage to him. Her first husband, Lieut. Edward Berkeley, was a member of the Berkeley family which founded the first iron works in the colony at Falling Creek; and he was living at the Muster of 1624 (Feb. 16, 1623/4)(Hotten, P.184); but no record of his marriage exists, and there is no other evidence of Jane Martiau's maiden name or origin. She came to Virginia in the ship "Seaflower" ("Seafloure"), as shown by the Muster of 1624, arriving in February 1621/2. It has been said that she may have been one of the "Doves" who were imported to Virginia to become wives to the colonists; but a torough survey of the facts shows this to have been an impossibility (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 42, P. 145). [3]

    Died:
    • Nicolas Martiau died in 1657 at Yorktown, where his wife Jane had died at least seventeen years earlier. [1]
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, The History of a Family, including the Genealogy of Descendants in Both the Male and Female Lines, Biographical Sketches of Its Members, and Their Descent from Other Early Virginia Families, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 36.

    2. [S222] Some Prominent Virginia Families, Volume IV, Louise Pequet du Bellet, (J. P. Bell Company (INC.), Lynchburg, Virginia 1907), F 225 .P36 v.4., 4.

    3. [S229] Lewis of Warner Hall, The History of a Family, including the Genealogy of Descendants in Both the Male and Female Lines, Biographical Sketches of Its Members, and Their Descent from Other Early Virginia Families, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Genealogical Publishing Co, 1937), 34.

  

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