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Col. Nathaniel Littleton[1, 2]

Male Abt 1605 - 1654  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Littleton  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Prefix Col. 
    Born Abt 1605  Henley, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Christened 22 Dec 1605 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth Salop, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Hopston Castle 
    Gateway Ancestor 1635  [10
    Appears on several Gateway Ancestor lists. 
    Military Service The Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Immigrated 1635  America Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1640  [11
    Chief Magistrate of Accomack Co., VA 
    Occupation 1652  [11
    Member of Gov. Wm. Berkeley's Executive Council 
    Occupation 1652  [11
    Member of the House of Burgesses 
    Died 1654  Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3923  Main
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 

    Father Sir Edward Littleton,   b. 1550,   d. 25 Sep 1622, Denbigh, , Denbigh, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Walter,   b. 1 Nov 1565, Ludlow, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Oct 1633, Ludlow, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1588  Ludlow, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F1551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Southey,   b. Abt 1618, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1656, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1641  VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Edward Littleton,   b. Abt 1642,   d. 1663, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    +2. Colonel Southy Littleton,   b. 1646, Nandua, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1679, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +3. Esther Littleton,   b. 1648, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1709, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Robins Littleton,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1605 - Henley, Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Hopston Castle - - Salop, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - - The Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 1635 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1641 - VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1654 - Northampton County VA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Nathaniel Littleton's father was Sir Edward Littleton of Henley, county Shropshire, Chief Justice of North Wales, who married Mary daughter of Sir Edward Ludlow, also Chief Justice of North Wales. He died in 1621. Nathaniel Littleton came to Virginia in 1635 and was one of the gentleman in the company of the Earl of Southampton in the Low Countries in 1625. In 1638 Colonel Nathaniel Littleton purchased a tract of land from Colonel Edmund Scarburgh. In 1640 he was Commander of Chief Magistrate of Accomack. In 1648 he was joint collector of revenues for Northampton County with Colonel Scarburgh. In 1652 he was a Burgess.

      Henry Southey, father of Ann, was a resident in Accomack as early as 1636. In 1640 it was recorded that Nathaniel Littleton and his father-in-law Henry Southey owned 13 slaves and that the former sold one for 1200 pounds of tobacco. Ann Littleton died in 1656 in Northampton County on a plantation of Magothy Bay. Her inventory revealed a great amount of handsome furniture and fine clothes.

      From "Royal Descent of 500 Immigrants" by Gary Boyd Roberts:

      1. Henry IV, King of Enlgand = Mary de Bohun
      2. Humphrey Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester = Eleanor Cobham
      3. Antigone Plantagenet = Henry Grey
      4. Elizabeth Grey = Sir Roger Kynaston
      5. Jane Kynaston = Roger Thornes
      6. John Thornes = Elizabeth Astley
      7. Richard Thornes = Margaret
      8. Alice Thornes = John Lyttleton
      9. Sir Edward Lyttleton = Mary Walter
      10. Nathaniel Littleton = Anne Southey

      From: Littleton Family of Accomack:
      Military service in the NETHERLANDS 1635 Emigrated to Virginia; plantation on Nandua Creek, Accomack Co, Virginia 1640 Chief Magistgrate of Accomack Co, Virginia 1652 Member of the House of Burgesses & member of Gov Wm. Berkeley's Executive Council [15]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1690] Gateway Ancestor, (Gateway Ancestors are American immigrants that are proven descendants of royalty. These immigrants are known as “gateway ancestors” and are the focus of much study by expert genealogists.).

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S904] Nikki Littleton, Nikki Littleton, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=niknik007 beccajacob@bellsouth.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=niknik007&id=I3856 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S761] Matthew Wise - The Littleton Heritage, Matthew Wise, (http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Nabb/NewDesignLinks/Littleton_Heritage_Book2.htm rcdhac@salisbury.edu The Nabb Research Center 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury University Salisbury, Maryland 21801), http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/Nabb/NewDesignLinks/Littleton_Heritage_Book2.htm (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S907] Katherine C Goodman, Katherine C. Goodman, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcgoodman), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcgoodman&id=I2679 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S909] Land Causes Accomack Co, Virginia (1727-1826), Stratton Nottingham, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc.1930), p. 16-18 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1102] Dave Ross, Dave Ross, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=utzing), Col. - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=utzing&id=I055829 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S905] Gerry Hammond, Gerry Hammond, (h7140@comcast.net http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=g_hammond_iii), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=g_hammond_iii&id=I2965 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S914] Linda Harris, Gedcom provided to Katherine C. Goodman (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1689] Baronial Order of Magna Charta, (http://www.magnacharta.com/bomc/bomc-gateway-ancestors/), Lists as a Gateway Ancestor (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S911] Littleton Family of Accomack, (http://w3.one.net/~ddoster/littleton_family_of_accomack_co.htm Feb 2002).

    12. [S1102] Dave Ross, Dave Ross, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=utzing), 1635 - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=utzing&id=I055829 (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S922] Michael Butler - Updated Ancestors of Allana Kathleen Butler, Michael Butler, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2773652&id=I3390).

    14. [S904] Nikki Littleton, Nikki Littleton, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=niknik007 beccajacob@bellsouth.net), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=niknik007&id=I3855 (Reliability: 0).

    15. [S906] Gary Boyd Roberts - Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, Gary Boyd Roberts, (GPC, 1993. (2nd edition scheduled for 2002)).