With apologies to list members who are NOT descended from Sampson
and Elizabeth Washington Lanier, I would like to add just one more post about
Elizabeth's paternal grandmother, Mary Flood (?) Washington.
Yesterday it was posted by another member that it had been decided
by someone on-high that the Mary Flood who was transported to Virginia in
1650 by Col. John Flood and his son, John, was actually "Marg." (for
In response, I would like to note the following from "Adventurers
of Purse and Person," second edition, 1964, page 175:
"John Flood came to Virginia, 1610, in the Swan, and in 1616 was
in the employ of the Rev. Alexander Whitaker at Charles City. By 1624/25
he was living at Jordan's Journey and in his household were Margaret, his
wife, who had come in the Supply, 1620, her daughter, Frances Finch, and
William, John Flood's son, who at the time was three weeks old."
Margaret Flood was still alive in 1638, when 2,100 acres were
issued to John Flood, and his headrights included her, Frances Finch, and
John Flood, Jr.
John Boddie, author, apparently believed four of Col. Flood's
children were by Margaret: William (1625-?); John (c. 1627-1672); Thomas
(c. 1629-1677); and Mary (c. 1635-1678). About Mary's parentage, Boddie
was ambivalent, as we have seen.
Margaret Flood was dead by around 1645, because it's estimated
that is when Col. Flood married Fortune Jordan. Fortune gave him a
daughter, Jane (c. 1646-1669) and a son, Walter (1656-1722).
(Col. Flood was dead by around 1660, because that's when Fortune
married James Mills.)
So, if Margaret Flood was dead by around 1645, who was that lady
her husband and son transported in 1650?
And these continuing puzzlements are part of what makes genealogy
so interesting to me!