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Thomas Gray
Born 1593 England
Died 1658 James City VA
Emigrated 1608/1623 to Jamestowne VA
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Anis (Annis) Valentine

m. Mar 19, 1611
London, England


Jane

b. 1619?
England

Francis

b. 1620 or 1630/35
England?
d. by 1679
William

b. 1622?
England
d. 1714
Surry Co. VA
John




Margaret ?Foster

m. 1624?

b. Biddenden, Kent Co. England

d. 1625?

Rebecca Hutton

m. by Sep 11, 1626

b. 1593
England
d. 1645
VA
Thomas

b. VA

d. 1667/72?
Rebecca

b. 1629?

d. by 1655
Mary




Anne




?






William

b. 1648/9

d. 1719
Surry Co. VA
John

b. 1651?

d. by 1683
Thomas

b. 1652?

d. by 1676
Surry Co. VA
Son Francis, at only 15 years of age, arrived at Jamestown Virginia on May 15, 1735 aboard the Plain Joan. Thomas Gray is known to have been living in James City in 1623 and 1624.
By 1635, Thomas Gray had taken out a patent on land bordered by Gray's Creek (presumably named for the family) and the James River in what is now Surry County, Virginia. He took out additional patents in the region in 1639 and 1642.
Surry County was chartered in 1652, formed from James City County, south of the James River. See map of Virginia about 1676 and present day map of counties showing location of Surry County Virginia.
The Gray and Swann families owned adjoining lands in Surry County. On Nov 15, 1677 sons John and William were joint heirs of 100 acres of land sold to Col. Thomas Swann (1616-1680), the son of William Swann, 1585-1638.
Swann's Point was located on the James River in Surry County opposite Jamestown. Virginia Historical Marker (K231) for Swann's Point, located ten miles southwest from Swann's Point.
Thomas Gray and Francis Gray are listed as Qualifying Ancestors for membership in the Jamestowne Society.
Sources:
Boddie, John Bennett, Colonial Surry, 1966; p. 136-7.
Davis, Eliza T., Wills and Administrations of Surry Co, Va., 1671-1750, Plain Joan List of Passengers with age, Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's, website, Nov, 2007.
Geneal. Publ. Co., Baltimore MD, 1980, p. 84.
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, supr. ed., Encyclopedia of Virginia biography, vol. 1, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1915, p. 246-7.