|13th Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses|
|Preceded by||Theodorick Bland of Westover|
|Succeeded by||Robert Wynne|
|Children||Henry Jr., Judith Soane Randolph, John, Elizabeth, William|
|Residence||James City County, Virginia|
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"This collection of abstracts will forcus on his [i.e. Thomas Jefferson] great grandparents Peter Field and Judith Soane, and on his great grandparents Henry Soane and Judith Fuller for whom there are few extant records." (p. 5).
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