Humphrey Belt.   was born circa 1615 in England. 
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"These underwritten names are to be transported to Virginia imbarqued in the America, William Barker, Mr P. Cert. from the Minister of the town of Gravesand of their conformite to the orders and discipline of the Church of England." Among the fifty or more names found was the signature of "Humphrey Belt" and his age as twenty years.  23 JUL 1635 Jamestown on ship America from England.
On 23 June, 1635, Humphrey Belt, at age 20. boarded the ship AMERICA, William Barker, Master, at Gravesend, (London) England, UNDER THE PROTECTION OF WM. CLARKE and landed on Jamestown Island, Virginia, probably about September, 1635.(Note this was about 10 years after the first landing at Plymouth Rock).
"UNDER THE PROTECTION OF WM. CLARKE" meant that Humphrey had contracted to serve as an indentured servant to Wm. Clarke and his heirs and assigns--usually for a 7 year perid at that time and place. Later he moved to the state of Maryland. (Notes from ancestry.com) "We do feel, however, that his movement from Virginia to Maryland, timewise, indicates participation in the Quaker movement, especially when considering that we can prove that his first son, JOHN BELT, was a very active QUAKER participant".
Humphrey landed in Jamestown, Virginia 3rd July, 1635 at the age of 20.  
He and his brother, Benjamin, established a small colony. His brother Benjamin later returned to England, his other brother died. He then settled in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 
On September 29, 1636, William Clarke was granted 450 acres of land in Henroco County on the Appomattox for the transportation of nine persons, among whom was Humphrey BELT.
Various deeds and conveyances show that Humphrey BELT located in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia where Puritan thought was strong and where the exodus to the Severn River in Maryland began in 1649. Humphrey Belt purchased from Henry Nicholls 150 acres of land in Lower Norfolk County which had been patented by Nicholl on August 10, 1646 he later sold this land to Thomas Cartwright, who sold to Abram Thomas, who sold to Thomas Watkins. These various transactions are all shown in Patent book # 5, page 569, at the Virginia Land Office at Richmond.
The plantation of Humpfrey BELT lay on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River as is shown by the following patent to Thomas Cartwrght. The latter received on December 1, 1652, in Lower Norfolk County, 300 acres of land "near the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River beginning at miles end of John Porter near the main swamp running west be south by Humphrey BELT's.
On June 8, 1654 Humphrey BELT received 220 acre of land lying in Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County " beginning at Thomas Matin's Creek, running along be Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River adjoining to Goldsmith's land and by Mr. Sidney'S land for transportation of five persons to Virginia, namely, Mary Cragge, Randall Hewett, John Cooper, Simon Robonson and George Gay."
Humphrey married 'Anne' Cragges (1620-1690) in Norfolk, Virginia in 1645. Humphrey was 30 years old and Anne was 25. Anne was the daughter of unknown parents at this time.  
From Circumstances Humphrey BELT married in Virginia and became the father of several children. His wife is generally referred to as Anne, but insofar as this research was conduct, no proof has been found for the authenticity of the statement.
[disputed] Humphrey and Anne were the parents of the following 8 known children. 
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In 1647, Humphrey Belt "of Elizabeth River Parish, VA" deeded 75 acres of land. 
Military Service: 1647 Served with Gen Claybourne on Kent Island (Chesapeake Bay) in 1643 or 1645. 
Humphrey Belt on a 1647 deed moved to South River Maryland area. 
In 1654, Humphrey Belt was granted 220 acres in "Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia" for transporting five persons into the Colony. 
Sometime after the year 1654, Humphrey BELT and his family migrated to Maryland and settled in Anne Arundel County, presumably in the vicinity of South River. On June 30, 1663, he appeared at His Lordship's Land Office in St. Mary's City and proved his rights to 200 acres of land for his own emigration and transportation of three members of his family. The following is an exact copy of the original warrant: "30 June 1663,
"Humphrey BELT Enters Rights for himself, John BELT, Anne BELT, and Sarah Belt, and demands land 000. 200 acre Warrant to Surv. Genl. to lay out for Humphrey BELT 200 acres. Return 30 December next". It is noted that Humphrey BELT did not name either Sarah or Anne as his wife, so therefore it is possible that his wife had predated him
Humphrey Belt came to Maryland by 1663 with John, Ann, and Sarah Belt, apparently from Virginia.    Received a patent of several hundred acres June 30, 1663 in Anne Arundel Co. Maryland, in right of himself and Anne Belt.  All of the older Belts were extremely proud of their Scotch origin. 
In 1663, Ann, Humphrey, John and Sarah Belt received a land grant. All four were transported, i.e. they had not paid their own passage to Maryland. 
Humphrey died after 30 June 1663 probably in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was about 48 years old.
His sons soon became large landholders and played a very imiportant part in the establishment of Washington, D.C.
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