Francis Moryson

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Francis Moryson
10th Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
1656–1656
Preceded by Edward Hill, Sr.
Succeeded by John Smith
Personal details
Born before 1628
England
Died 1680/81
England
Spouse(s) Cecilia

Francis Moryson (bef. 16281680/81) was an English soldier and Virginia colonial official. He was a Royalist in the English Civil War.

English people Nation and ethnic group native to England

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Colony of Virginia English/British possession in North America (1607-1776)

The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583, and the subsequent further south Roanoke Island by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 1580s.

English Civil War series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists

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Moryson was the son of Sir Richard Moryson and his wife Elizabeth Harrington daughter of Sir Henry Harrington. [1]

Richard Moryson English politician

Sir Richard Moryson was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622.

Moryson emigrated to Virginia in 1649, surviving a shipwreck en route. He served as Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1656, and was on Governor Sir William Berkeley's Council 166063. He was named acting governor in Berkeley's absence 166162. He returned to his home in Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire in 1663, acting as an English agent for the colony. His last trip to Virginia was in 1677, when he served on a royal commission investigating Bacon's Rebellion. [2]

William Berkeley (governor) 17th-century English colonial governor of Virginia

Sir William Berkeley was a colonial governor of Virginia, and one of the Lords Proprietors of the Colony of Carolina; he was appointed to these posts by King Charles I, of whom he was a favourite.

Bishops Waltham town

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Hampshire County of England

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