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Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

In 1691 the Town of York ( Yorktown ) was laid off by Laurence Smith , surveyor.  The king had issued orders for fifty acres of land to be purchased and laid off for a shire town (court-house town).  The land was to be paid for from the king's treasury, tobacco.  The land was purchased from Benjamin Read , of Gloucester , and paid him 10,000 pounds of tobacco.

Andrew Reade

Andrew Reade , bur. 8 JUL 1623, Faccombe, Hampshire , England ; m. to Alice Cooke  (? Nfn).  Andrew & Alice ( Cooke ) Reade  had:

Robert Reade

Robert Reade , of Linkenholt Manor[i], Hampshire, England; son of Andrew & Alice/Nfn (Cooke) Reade , b. abt 1551, Linkenholt Parish;  d. abt 1627; m 1st unknown; m 2nd unknown; m 3rd 31 Jul 1600, St. Martin, Westminster, London, England to Mildred Windebank , daughter of Thomas & Frances (Dymoke) Windebank .  Robert & Mildred (Windebank) Reade  had:

1.         George Reade , born October 25, 16 08 in England; died October 01, 16 74 in York County,  VA; married Elizabeth Martiau  1641 in Yorktown.
2.        
Robert Reade  was secretary to their uncle, Sir Franes Windebank , Colonial Secretary of State in London .

Colonel George Reade , Esq.

1.  Colonel George Reade, Esq. , son of Robert & Mildred (Windebank)  Reade , b. 25 Oct 1608[ii], England; d. 1 Oct 1674, Yorktown, York Co., VA[iii]; bur. Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown, York Co., VA[iv]; m. 1 Mar 1641, Yorktown, York County, VA[v] to Elizabeth Martiau , daughter of Nicholas & Elizabeth (Berkeley) Martiau , .b. 1625, Elizabeth City, VA[vi]; d. 1686; will proved 24 Jan 1686/87[vii], York Co., VA; bur. Grace Episcopal Churchyard[viii].

George Reade  emigrated to Virginia in 1637, accompanying Governor Harvey  on the latter's return to the colony.  George Reade was attached to Harvey 's service in a secretarial capacity, and the lettrs to his brother show that he resided at the governor's mansion for some time after his arrival in Virginia .

He arrived here on government business and in 1640-1641 he was made Secretary of the Colony.  In 1644 he was a Burgess for James City County .  From 1657 to 1660, he was a member of the Royal Council, enjoying the title of Colonel.  George & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  attended the Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, York Co., VA.

He attained the highest political office to which a Virginian of prominence could aspire -- for the governorship was always filled by an appointee from England -- Col. George Reade  was to hold the office of Councillor for eighteen years before his death in 1674. [ix]

During their latters years, the Reade 's resided at Yorktown, most likely on land inherited by Elizabeth from her father Nicholas .

Col. George & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  had eight (8) children:

1.1.         Mildred Reade , b. 1645, VA; d. 1694; m. "Speaker" Augustine Warner , Jr [x].
1.2.        George Reade , born Bef. 1670.
1.3.         Elizabeth Reade , married Thomas Chrisman .
1.4.         Child
1.5.         Child
1.6.         Child
1.7.         Child
1.8.         Child

Mildred Reade

1.1.  Mildred Reade , daughter of Col. George & Elizabeth (Martiau) Reade  founder of Yorktown} , b. 1645, VA; d. 1694; m. Colonel Augustine Warner, Jr. , of Warner Hall, son of Augustine & Mary (Townley)  Warner , b. 3 Jun 1642, Glouchester, VA; d. 19 Jun 1681. He m 2nd Elizabeth Martian  Col.

In 1658, he was sent to England by his father to be educated at Marchant Taylor's school in London.  

Augustine Warner  II , served as a Burgess for York Co., VA in Apr 1652; as Burgess for Gloucester Co., VA Mar 1658-59. He served as Burgess for the Council of State Marc 1659-60.  In Mar 1675-6 and Feb 1676-7, he was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses during Bacon's Rebellion.  He was a member to the Council of Virginia, 1677.  During Bacon's Bacon, used Rebellion Warner Hall as his headquarters, after the burning of Jamestown.

Col. Augustine  & Mildred (Reade) Warner  had four (4) children:

1.1.1.  Mildred , d. 1701 . m. Lawrence Washington , b. 1659.  For Further Information See Warner
1.1.
2.  Mary,  m.  17 Feb 1680 toCol. John Smith  II  or "Purton".  For Further Information See Smith
1.1.
3.  Elizabeth, b. 24 Nov  1672 at "Chesake" , m. "Councilor" John Lewis
1.1.
4.  Robert , never married.


[i] The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51
[ii]
"Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[iii] "Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[iv] "Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[v] "Marriage of York County, Virginia ", p. 50, compiled by Vincent Watkins (1986) Poquoson , Virginia .  I have found a second date of marriage as 1641, Yorktown , VA.
[vi] "Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[vii] "Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[viii] "Cemeteries of City of Poquoson, Virginia and Some Cemeteries of York County, Virginia", p. 96, by Jessie Fay Forrest, edited by James H. Mero (published by Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society, Hampton, Virginia).
[ix] The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51
[x] The Virginia Cowne Family :  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America " by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee   Gough   Cowne , June 1981, pp. 1-51