Is he or isn't he the Ancient Planter of Virginia? [closed]

+2 votes

I've been working on updating the category "Ancient Planter of Virginia" to "Ancient Planters of Virginia" (since the main noun in a category collecting that noun should be plural).

Anyway, I have not been checking the names against any lists... until I got to this unsourced/problem with the info profile. I added research notes and removed the category, but I think that may be doing him a disservice. What say y'all - keep him excluded or add him back to Category:Ancient Planters of Virginia?


WikiTree profile: Richard Boulton
closed with the note: added him back/detached Boulton-23 as daughter
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
closed by Liz Shifflett

3 Answers

+2 votes
Liz, first off, I'm just up and haven't gotten fully caffinated yet. I read Richard and the research notes... I didn't see who or when he was entered, my bad, BUT!!! if he is listed in any of the bibles, ie Cavaliers, Adventurers, ... THOSE bibles, then I would say he is an Ancient Planter.  I would trust those authors of those books than I do most of the so-called compiled genealogies today.

If his age is off a bit... it can be edited. I don't know that these people may have actually known when they were born. christened and named, maybe, but most were only concerned with death dates or when they acceeded to some office.

Its still on my list to copy out the Annie Lash Jester edition of Adventurers of Purse and Person. I copied the 1624 muster and have a page for what I have done so far.
by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
+5 votes
Richard Boulton IS an Ancient Planter, but just to be clear it’s a very small group, not everyone in Adventurers of Purse and Person or Cavaliers and Pioneers. You had to be in Virginia before 1616, be there for at least three years, and pay your own passage.  They are a specific group that was awarded land patents by Gov. Dale.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (192k points)
+4 votes

He's on the Ancient Planters list, and in Cavaliers and Pioneers, but his profile was marked as unsourced and included discussions about his birth year being wrong because it made him too young to be the father of Dorythie Wethersbie. I couldn't find anything to support that Dorythie was his daughter, or even that her maiden name was Boulton. The 1624/5 Jamestown Muster has Richard as age 28 & Dorythie Wethersbie as age 30. So I detached her profile from his and added him back as an Ancient Planter.

by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (389k points)
Martha McCartney (Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers) interprets his age as 28 in 1625.
Thanks! That was the conclusion I was coming to also - that the age given in the 1624/5 muster is the person's age at the time of the muster.

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