Looking for works cited in Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635

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I can only find McCarthy's work in a Google Books version, with limited views. The entry I have - John Hacker, p. 352 - cites a number of sources in abbreviation, but not the key to the abbreviations.  I have no idea what these works might be.

These are: CBE 59

WAT 878

PB 1 Pt 1:339


DOR 1:40
WikiTree profile: John Hacker
in Genealogy Help by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
While you're discussing John Hacker, I have a listing for him in Hoten's "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality." He's on the "Muster of Mr. Edward Blaney's men over the Water." Is this repetitious or something you'd like added to John Hacker's bio?
Thanks, Victoria. I think that's the same as the Coldham citation.  I didn't check it because I was thinking it was just James who was listed there, but it was both of them.

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The sources are:

CBE:  Coldham, Peter W.  The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660

DOR:  Dorman, John G.  Adventurers of Purse and Person

EEAC:  Coldham, Peter W.  English Estates of American Colonists

PB:  Virginia Land Office Patent Books 1619-1660 (these are digitized at the Library of Virginia)

WAT:  Waters, Henry F.  Genealogical Gleanings in England, New Series.

I have the book if you need more info.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (625k points)
selected by Lois Tilton
Kathie, you are a treasure of information. Many thanks.

So it seems that McCarthy got the information from Waters, who got it from Watkins, who ...

Yes, she created her book by looking at everything she could find on the early European Virginians and compiling the information.  She used primary documents whenever she could access them, but since they are often unavailable to most researchers she referenced books where the information can be seen.  The Waters book is digitized, he transcribed a lot of wills.

Here's the link to the Hacker will:


So who is Watkins, cited by Waters?

I never meant to get into this track, and while there are a lot of sources for it, I'm not familiar. Need to ramp up.

This John Hacker is relatively easy to find. He could prove to be a key
Waters went to England and gathered his material there, so he's the person who transcribed the will.  Watkins was another member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society who authored many works on Colonial America.  The material in the books was originally published as a series of articles in the "Register" published by NEHGS in the late 1890's.
Thanks to Kathie, I now have located both Coldham books and the Waters.

Thanks to the Will, I have now sourced John's birth and family.
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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
That's him! So if the previous Will in the folio was proved at Westminster, I can assume this is a Westminster folio and his Will was proved there, too?

That helps, because there is no absolute evidence that he actually did die in England. It seems to be generally assumed that he returned in the late 1640s, but no evidence.

I'm also looking to find a genealogist named W K Watkins, who is cited about his early life.
Way to go, Lois!  Love to see these early folks documented.
It's good progress.  I only wish I could find more information on John Jr and whether he came to America.
If the son came to Virginia he left no descendants here.  No profile in Dorman, not listed at Jamestowne Society.  Someone would be claiming him as ancestor.
Thanks, Kathie, for looking that up. Dorman is the one source I don't have access to. I rather thought that was a false trail.

I can tie off John now, I think.

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