NameEdward Wade
Birth1611, London, England
Death1675, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia
Misc. Notes
First Located: 1635, London, England

Edward Wade emigrated from England to Virginia on board the ship Paule in July, 1635, age 24 years. Info from National Archives Ships List-American Genealogical Research Society.

First time in court records: 1644, York County, VA

Edward Wade received land Patent 1662, Diascund Swamp, Chickahominy River, York County, Virginia
Occupation/Service: 1668, Church Warden, Church of England, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia

Will of Edward Wade Pages 11-13, 9 Nov 1675, Proved 24 Apr 1677 at Court for York County Edward Wade of Hampton Parish in York Co. To be buried in the orchard I now live by my family. To my son ,William Wade 100 acres of land in Hampton Parish. To my grandson, Samuel Bond, 150 acres at the head of Ware Creek in New Kent County, but if he should die without issue, then to my daughter Jane the wife of Jeremiah Laundy. To my wife Jane, two servants, William Greystoke and Anne Elmore, and my old grey gelding. To William Wade, my son, furniture and one servant, John Constant. To my grandchild Edward Wade, one mare foal, my mare Rose. To my daughter Dorothy, the wife of Thomas Huncocke (?) the first mare foal that my old mare shall bring forth. To my son Edward Wade one cow between five and six years old. My wife, Jane Wade, ex'ix. To William Swinnerton 20/-, Witnesses: John Constant, William Swinnerton.

Record of Heirs: January 15, 1676/77, York County, Virginia
Estate Administration: April 24, 1677, York County, Virginia (Russell Family.GED)
Edward Wade emigrated from England to Virginia on board the ship Paule in July, 1635, age 24 years. Info from National Archives Ships List-American Genealogical Research Society.
First time in court records: 1644, York County, VA

Edward Wade received land Patent 1662, Diascund Swamp, Chickahominy River, York County, Virginia
Occupation/Service: 1668, Church Warden, Church of England, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia
Will of Edward Wade Pages 11-13, 9 Nov 1675, Proved 24 Apr 1677 at Court for York County Edward Wade of Hampton Parish in York Co. To be buried in the orchard I now live by my family. To my son ,William Wade 100 acres of land in Hampton Parish. To my grandson, Samuel Bond, 150 acres at the head of Ware Creek in New Kent County, but if he should die without issue, then to my daughter Jane the wife of Jeremiah Laundy. To my wife Jane, two servants, William Greystoke and Anne Elmore, and my old grey gelding. To William Wade, my son, furniture and one servant, John Constant. To my grandchild Edward Wade, one mare foal, my mare Rose. To my daughter Dorothy, the wife of Thomas Huncocke (?) the first mare foal that my old mare shall bring forth. To my son Edward Wade one cow between five and six years old. My wife, Jane Wade, ex'ix. To William Swinnerton 20/-, Witnesses: John Constant, William Swinnerton. from ancestry.com--Descendants of John G Wade Entries: 5471 Updated: Sat Aug 25 22:56:10 2001 Contact: Betty Wingo

One of his daughters, possibly Margaret, must have married a Bond, and had a son, Samuel.

Record of Heirs: January 15, 1676/77, York County, Virginia
Estate Administration: April 24, 1677, York County, Virginia (Russell Family.GED)
His son, Edward Wade, Jr., appears to me to be have been born in America, but that wasn't actually stated in the records I read--I'm just inferring that by the dates of birth and immigration.
The son who is next in line of descent is Andrew Wade, born about 1670 in Virginia. He and his wife (whose name is still unknown) were the parents of six sons and possibly one unnamed daughter, the son through which we're descended being Robert Wade. Robert married Elizabeth Hampton and had ten children that we know of: Edward Wade, Sr., who fought in the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Mary Clements or Clemons, being in our direct line. Their son, David Wade, born in Virginia in 1747, married Agnes Hardy and had 13 children, one of whom, Edward Wade, Sr. (a different one--they liked to name their children after relatives) is in our direct line. He was born in 1762 and married Lucy Burford (not Buzford, as was earlier reported), had at least three children we know of--and four more are possible. Edward Jr., the one in our direct line, born in 1804, married Josephine Wehanna, to become the parents of Thomas Jesse Wade, and from there we know where we are.
1. Betty ALEXANDER, GEDCOM File : 1288281.ged, 30 Jan 2001. 609 E Mission Street Crowley, TX 76036.
National Archives Ships List - American Genealogical Research Society. Edward Wade emigrated from England to Virginia on the ship "Paule" in July 1635, age 24 years. Leonard Betts, Master, bound to Virginia per certificate from the Minister of Gravesend of their Conformitie to the Church of England.
York County Records, Book 2 from "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Volume 1, by Beverly Fleet. (Note: Book 2 ends in 1648 but the next book, called Book 1 begins 1652. Therefore, four years are skipped.) Page 88: (Amount) Due to the estate of Reverend Geo. Hopkins Dec. 1644. 84 tythable persons at 1 bushel per poll is 56 barr., 4 bush. (various names Page 89: Elias Richardson, Edward Wade, Richard Harrison Page 129: Indenture 10 September 1640 between Wm. Caynehooe of Cheskeack, Clerk, Signed. Charles Deny (Denny?) assigns all rights to this lease. 27 _____ 1643. Witness: Edward Wade Page 195: Bill dated 9 October 1646. Chas. Deny (Denny?) to pay Edward Wade 1600 lbs tobacco 10 October next. Signed, Witness: Robert Harrison, Edw. Jenkins. Deny (Denny?) to bind 3 cows as security.

In the following source, some of the patents are the same as above. This is just a different source, but since it goes further, it also includes Edward Wade making his own patent by 1662. If he was the first Edward mentioned in the colonial records, he would be about 50 years old. When he made one of his patents he refers to land owned by Francis Burwell who also had Thomas Hampton as a neighbor. At this time Edward lived in Hampton Parish, York County. This is the first time Edward Wade and Thomas Hampton are shown living near each other. Therefore, sometime after this date it would be easy to imagine that one of Edward's sons married thomas Hampton's daughter, Mary.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part II: Robert Martin, 250 acres, Lower New Nor. Co. 12 October 1638, Beg in Eliz. R. due for his own per. adv. & trans. of his wife, Elizabeth Martin, Edward Wade, Robert Masters, Rebecca Smith.
Edward Wade received land Patent 1662, Diascund Swamp, Chickahominy River, York County, Virginia.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 1, Patent Book 5, pages 342, 351 and 543 Edward Wade was in Virginia by 18 March 1662 when, as Mr. Edward Wade, he received a patent for 350 acres of land which were part of a tract of 2000 acres belonging to Mr. Francis Burwell. Wade's parcel adjoined lands of John Johnson and Adam Miles.
On 18 June 1663 Mr. Edward Wade acquired 150 acres in York County which formerly had belonged to William Cainho (same as Caynehooe?) who died with the land reverting to the king. A patent to John Overstreet on 07 September 1667 described his 37 acres of land as being in Hampton Parish, York County, adjacent to Edward Wade, Jeoffrey Moore, Thomas Dennet and Zachary Padeyes.
York County Records, Book 1, continued from "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Volume 1, by Beverly Fleet. Page 342: Martin Baker to Edward Wade 100 acres, 5 September 1652. Witness: Adam Myles, John Fripps. Recorded July 1650 by then clerk, Robert Bouth. Second assignment 24 June 1675 by Thos. Ballard, Cl. Cur.
Records of York County, William Mary Quarterly, volume 26, Number 1 (July 1917), pages 27-37 William Hatton's Contempt of Court 24 October 1662. Whereas William Hatton (who formerly complained of by Mr. Edmond Peeters (sic) one of his Majesties Justices for contemning hes warrant) was this day presented to the court by Edward Wade, Church Warden of Hampton Parish.
The fact that Edward Wade was addressed as "Mr." in his patents indicates that he was a man of some stature and importance in the colony.

Service: 1668, Church Warden, Church of England, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia.
Will of Edward Wade: Pages 11-13, 9 November 1675, Proved 24 April at Court for York County: Edward Wade of Hampton Parish in York County. To be buried in the orchard I now live by my family. To my son, William Wade, 100 acres of land in Hampton Parish. To my grandson, Samuel Bond, 150 acres at the head of Ware Creek in New Kent County, but if he should die without issue, then to my daughter, Jane, the wife of Jeremiah Laundy. To my wife, Jane, two servants, William Greystoke and Anne Elmore, and my old grey gelding. To William Wade, my son, furniture and one servant, John Constant. To my grandchild, Edward Wade, one mare foal, my mare, Rose. To my daughter, Dorothy, the wife of Thomas Huncocke (Hancock?), the first mare foal that my old mare shall bring forth. To my son, Edward Wade, one cow between five and six years old. My wife, Jane Wade, executrix. To William Swinnerton 20/-, Witnesses: John Constant, William Swinnerton.
Estate administration: April 24, 1677, York County, Virginia.
Spouses
ChildrenEdward (~1640-<1682)
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