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Generation 2- Captain Thomas Hunt

John Wilkins deposed 16 May 1636 that he was aged 40. John Wilkins first patent of record was 9 Sept 1636 and was in the upper county of New Norfolk, mistakenly given as Accomack, but corrected in a re-patent 18 May 1637. The 1300 acres along the Nansemond River fell into Nansemond County 1642. The headrights included himself, his wife, Bridget Craft (his first wife then dead) and John Wilkins again. In addition to the voyage indicated in the second headright claim, John is known to have made a voyage to England in 1637, another overseas in 1642 and one to Amsterdam and Hamburg in 1649. John Wilkins sold 800 acres of his land to Michael Wilcox whose widow, Eleanor mar Samuel Stoughton, who repatented the 800 acres 10 Mar 1645/6.

10 Mar 1637/8 John Wilkins was granted 500 acres in Accomack County, joining the upper end of the Secretary,s Land, King's Creek and land of Obedience Robins and in 1643 he patented 600 acres on the seaside. John Wilkins was elected to the vestry of Hungars Parish, 14 Sept 1635 and served as Burgess for Accomack Feb 1633/4 and 1642. In 1642/3 Accomack was divided and his home fell into Northampton County. John Wilkins was a Commissioner first in Accomack and then in Northampton Counties until his death.

Will-John Wilkins 23 Dec 1649/28 Jan 1650/1 left his whole estate to his wife, Ann, and his children. 9Feb 1650/1 Ann Wilkins, widow, made a deed of gift to her children, naming her sons and designating the three daughters who are named in her will -Will of Ann Voss 1687 of King's Creek, Northampton County to dau Ann Hunt, Frances Waterson, Lydia Jackson. 

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