whose descendants are now possessed of very considerable estates in that colony.
After remaining some time in England he again visited Virginia with a fresh band of followers whom he also established there.
He first settled in York County in 1641, where he was burgess and justice in 1647, and when later he removed to the Northern neck, between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, he filled the offices of Secretary of State and Member of the Privy Council.
Of his loyalty to the house of Stuart we have already spoken, and of his various voyages, indicating in themselves his enterprising genius.
When he made his will in London, in 1663, he was returning on what proved to be his last voyage.
He had with him his large, young family, his eldest son John not yet being of age; but he was so determined to establish them in Virginia that he ordered an English estate — Stratford — worth eight or nine hundred pounds per annum, to be sold and the money divided between his heirs.
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