In a previous posting discussing the English roots of James Whitlock (1651-1716), the Virginia immigrant, I talked about the power of attorney that James’s cousin Anthony Whitlock of Lambeth, Surrey, England, gave in London on 12 July 1680 to empower James to settle the Virginia estate of Anthony’s uncle Thomas Whitlock (1615-1659), who died in (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, in 1659. I noted that this power of attorney was accompanied by supporting affidavits given in London on the same date by Anthony’s aunt Johanna Whitlock Harris of Finchley, Co. Middlesex, and James’s uncle Reverend John Whitlock of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
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James Whitlock (1651-1716), Virginia Immigrant: English Roots
Or, Subtitled: In Which We Connect James Whitlock, Virginia Immigrant, to His English Roots
My American ancestral roots run largely back to colonial Virginia and are largely English. I have a sprinkling of colonial immigrant ancestors who came to Maryland, the middle colonies, and the Carolinas. But the bulk of my colonial ancestors were English folks who came to Virginia in the 1600s. And the Whitlock line is one of my rare ancestral lines in which I can pinpoint this family’s place of origin in England — and trace it back with confidence into the 1400s (and, in the case of families married into the Whitlock line such as the de la Beches, to the 1100s).