Sir William Berkeley Governor of Virginia

Male, #8999, (1606 - 1677)
Birth*1606 William was born in 1606. 
Marriage*1670 He married Frances Culpeper in 1670. 
Deed*16 Apr 1676 He granted a deed, witnessed by John Culpeper of Albemarle NC on 16 Apr 1676

17 Apr 1676 deed from William Berkeley, Capt. General and Chief Governor of Virginia, to Joshua Lamb, New England merchant, conveying the Island of Roanoke, County of Albemarle, Province of Carolina for 100 pounds sterling. Witnessed by James Bray, Darby Maguier and John Culpeper. Recorded 20 Dec 1676 (not clear where). Deposition of John Culpeper, 19 Sep 1677, before two members of the Massachusetts Court of Assistants, "that he was present & saw Sir William Berkeley Signe Seale & deliver the above mentioned Deed to which his name is Subscribed as a witness." Recorded 23 Sep 1684.

Subsequently, Lamb sold half of this land to Nicholas Paige:
Deed dated 19 Sep 1677 from Joshua Lamb of Roxbury, New England merchant, to Nicholas Paige of Boston, merchant, ½ of Island of Roanoke, County of Albemarle, Province of Carolina, which Lamb "lately purchased of Sir William Berkeley one of the Proprietors of Carolina and Albemarle."1 
Death*1677 He died in 1677. 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Alexander Culpeper Surveyor General of VA.2 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpeper son of Thomas & Katherine.3,4 

Family

Frances Culpeper (circa 1634 - after 31 May 1695)
Last Edited3 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. Diane Rapaport--Historical/Genealogical Consultant, Lexington, MA, e-mail address, http://www.quillpenhistorical.com.
    Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 13, 1683-1686 (Boston: Rockwell & Churchill, 1903), Folios 180 – 181.
    Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 10 (Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1899), Folio 180.
  2. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm
    Chapter 4b.
  3. Fairfax Harrison, The Proprietors of the Northern Neck - Chapters of Culpepper Genealogy, Richmond, VA: The Old Dominion Press (Privately printed), 1926, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film #929429. Transcription available online at: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/nneck/default.htm.
  4. Warren M. Billings, compiler, The Papers of Sir William Berkeley, 1605-1677, Richmond, Virginia: Library of Virginia, 2007.