Southside Virginia Families by John Bennett Bodie, 1955, p.72 in a section
entitled "Blunt of Shingleton, Sussex" states as follows:
It was wrongfully stated on page 303, V. H. G. that Mary, the wife of
Richard Blunt, was a daughter of John "Flood." Her name had been recorded
in Greer's, "Early Virginia Immigrants" and elsewhere as "Mary
was unfortunately accepted as correct without a check of the original
Mrs.. Royal Eason Ingersoll of Washington, D. C., kindly furnished a
photostat copy of the patent to Capt. John Flood, Gent., dated June, 1650
for 1100 acres in James City Co., (Surry) on the south side of the river
bounded by the land of Mr.. Charles Foord and Richard Bowen "for the
transportation of John Flood, an Ancient Planter, MARG. FLOOD, Jno. Flood,
Fra, Finch' etc. (Land Office Patent, book 2, 1643 - 1651, page 227).
It appears that in these early records which are difficult to read, "Marg"
or Margaret, was mistakenly read as "Mary."
No "Mary Fludd" appears on this list. However, "Marg. Flood",
shown correctly in the patent in "Cavaliers and Pioneers" on page 194, is
incorrectly reported in the index on page 642 as "Mary." The name Margaret
is not shown in the index.
Due to the attention shown Mary by the Floods and associated families it
is quite possible that she was indeed Mary Flood. However, there is no
evidence as such or any that John Flood had a daughter named Mary.