Thomas Wotton (1582-1669)was a surgeon who traveled to Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 with the original group of colonists. Another surgeon, Will Wilkinson, also was among the first colonists. Wotton was described as a "gentleman" while Wilkinson was identified with the laborers and craftsmen.
Captain John Smith praised Wilkinson for his treatment of the sick.Edward Maria Wingfield, when council president, on the other hand, criticized Wilkinson for staying aboard ship during periods of great need. Wingfield would not provide funds for Wilkinson to purchase drugs and other necessities because of his view of Wilkinson's slothfulness.
Captain Christopher Newport who brought the first settlers from England took Wotton on his journey up the James River on the Susan Constant to the falls at Richmond, Virginia before he returned to England for supplies.Wotton stayed to help care for the colonists.
In a compilation of abstracts of English wills from the 17th century, the compiler notes that Thomas Wotton, barber and surgeon, whose will was dated March 15, 1635 and proved April 28, 1638, may have been the same Thomas Wotton who accompanied the first settlers to Jamestown.
William Byrd I was an English-born Virginia colonist and politician. He came from the Shadwell section of London, where his father John Bird was a goldsmith. His family's ancestral roots were in Cheshire.
The Honourable George Percy was an English explorer, author, and early Colonial Governor of Virginia.
John Ratcliffe was an early Jamestown colonist, mariner and captain of Discovery, the smallest of three ships that sailed from the Kingdom of England on 19 December 1606, to English-claimed Virginia to found a colony, arriving 26 April 1607. He later became the second president of the colony of Jamestown. He was killed by the Pamunkey Native Americans in late 1609.
Edward Maria Wingfield, sometimes hyphenated as Edward-Maria Wingfield was a soldier, Member of Parliament (1593), and English colonist in America. He was the son of Thomas Maria Wingfield, and the grandson of Richard Wingfield.
Augustine Washington Jr. was an American planter, military officer and politician best known for being the half-brother of George Washington.
Robert Hunt, a vicar in the Church of England, was chaplain of the expedition that founded the first successful English colony in the New World, at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.
Curtis Harvey Castle was a U.S. Representative from California.
William Powell, was an early Virginia colonist, landowner, militia officer and legislator. Considered an Ancient Planter for living in the Virginia colony during its first decade, he was one of two representatives from what became James City County, Virginia in the first Virginia House of Burgesses in 1619. His former plantation, now across the James River in Surry County, Virginia is now within Chippokes State Park.
Ensign Washer or Ensign Thos (Thomas) Washer was an early Virginia colonist who settled in the area that became Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Washer and Christopher Lawne represented Lawne's Plantation as burgesses in the first assembly of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the lower house of the colonial Virginia General Assembly, in 1619.
Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, 2nd Baronet was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1662. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
George Fawdon, also spelled in various sources as George Fawden, George Fawder, George Fadoin, George Faudon, George Fawdoune, George Faudown, George Fawdowne, and George Fowden, was an early Virginia colonist, landowner, militia officer, county court clerk, county clerk justice and legislative representative (politician). He served at least two terms as a burgess in the Virginia House of Burgesses in the 1640s and 1650s representing Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Robert Abrahall was the first member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the elected lower house of the colonial Virginia General Assembly, from New Kent County, Virginia, in 1654. He again served in the House in 1659–1660. He may have served in 1654–1657 since the lists of members for those years are incomplete and no members for New Kent County are shown.
Reverend Richard Buck was a minister to the Colony of Virginia at Jamestown, Virginia from 1610 to 1624. He was chaplain of the first session of the Virginia General Assembly, which was composed of the House of Burgesses and the Virginia Governor's Council. This assembly met in the church at Jamestown on July 30, 1619, as the first elected assembly and law making body in colonial America.
Thomas Herrick, sometimes spelled Thomas Hayrick or Thomas Heyrick or Thomas Heyricke was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the elected lower house of the colonial Virginia General Assembly, from the "Upper Part of" Elizabeth City, Virginia, later Elizabeth City County, Virginia, now Hampton, Virginia, in 1629–1630.
John Waller was an American politician who served in the House of Burgesses in 1714, 1722, and 1742. His militia service under Captain John West saw him earn the title "Colonel", and a sheriff in both King and Queen (1699–1701) and King William (1701–1702) counties of Virginia.
Edward Palmer was a gentleman with antiquarian interests from Gloucestershire, England. During his life he was known for his extensive collection, notably of Roman coins: William Camden called him "a curious and diligent Antiquarie". He is perhaps best remembered for his purchase of the then-unnamed Garrett Island in the American colony of Virginia, which he designated for the establishment of what would have been the first university in the English colonies.
Walthall is a surname of English extraction. Notable people with the surname include:
William Spence was an early Virginia colonist on Jamestown Island. He was member of the first assembly of the Virginia House of Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. Spence became an ensign in the local militia and is thus sometimes identified as Ensign William Spence or Ensign Spence. He was an early farmer on Jamestown Island, a tobacco taster and landowner at Archer's Hope. He, his wife and his young daughter, Sara, or Sarah, avoided the Indian massacre of 1622, but Spence and his wife were reported "lost" at the census of February 16, 1624.
William Spencer was an early Virginia colonist on Jamestown Island, who was an Ancient planter and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia for Mulberry Island in 1632/33.