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Nathaniel Littleton is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Barons William de Mowbray and Hugh le Bigod.
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Nathaniel was the sixth son of Sir Edward Littleton, of Munslow and Henley, Shropshire, England, barrister, and his wife Mary Walter. He was christened on 22 December 1605 at Hopton Castle, Shropshire. 
Nathaniel Littleton died in Northampton, Virginia in 1654.
Col. Nathaniel Littleton is referred to in the family pedigree book, in the possession of Lord Hatherton, as "Nathaniel emigrated to Virginia in 1635, a gentleman of the Earl of Southampton's Company in the Low Countries, 1625." He settled at Nandua Creek, now in Accomac. In 1640 he was Commander and Chief Magistrate of Northampton county; was appointed to the Council in 1641, and until his death in 1654, was the foremost man on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He married Anne, widow of Charles Harmar, and daughter of Henry Southey Esq. In 1643 the Court of Accomac granted a certificate for land to "Mrs. Anne Littleton in right of her father Henry Southey Esqr., Eldy his wife, Henry Southey his child, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth Southey and others." On November 10, 1655, the certificate was renewed to Mrs. Littleton for the names of Henry Southey Esqr, Elizabeth his wife, Henry Southey, Jr., Thomas, Mary and Elizabeth Southey, John Davenport, Roger Delke, Alis Davenport, Roger Marshall, Mrs. Ann Hutchinson, Francis Stockley, Thomas Newton, Thomas Blackwell and wife and child.
[Col.] Nathaniel Littleton, Esq., 6th son, baptized at Hopton Castle, Shropshire 22 Dec. 1605. He immigrated to Virginia about 1635, where he resided on Nandua Creek, in Northampton County (modern Accomack County), Virginia, member of House of Burgesses, Governor of Executive Council, commander of Accomack Plantation. He married before 1 June 1640 ANN (or ANNA) SOUTHY, widow of Charles Harmar, of Northampton County, Virginia (living 1635), and daughter of Henry Southey, Esq., of Virginia, by his wife, Elizabeth. They had two sons, [Col.] Edward and Southey, and one daughter, Ester (wife of [Col.] John Robins). [COL.] NATHANIEL LITTLETON, Esq., died shortly after 4 Sept. 1654 (date of deed). His widow, Ann, left a will dated 1656, proved 28 October 1656, naming her brother-in-law, James Littleton, Esq., "of Shropshire, near Ludlow" who she made residual heir to the real estate in case of the death of all her children.
Nathaniel Littleton emigrated to Virginia in 1635, settling on a plantation on Nandua Creek, Accomack Co, Va. Like so many Virginians, Nathaniel had military service in the Netherlands. In 1640, he was chief magistrate of Accomack; in 1652, a member of the House of Burgesses, and a member of the Governor Wm. Berkeley's Executive Council. Col. Nathaniel Littleton married before Nov 23, 1640, Ann Southey of James City, daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Southey, and widow of Charles Harmar. Ann Southey was born in Rimpton, Somersetshire, England c1610, and died by Oct. 28, 1656 in Northampton Co Va. Nathaniel died cir. 1654. After her husband's death, the widow moved to Magothy Bay, Northampton Co, leaving "Nandua" in the hands of her son, Col. Southey Littleton. They had the following children:
- (1) Col. Edward Littleton, b. c1640, mar. (a) Sarah Douglas of Northampton Co Va. at age 12 in 1658, she died in childbirth, mar. (b) Frances Robins, youngest daughter of Col. Obedience & Grace O'Neill Waters Robins.. He died 1663.
- (2) Capt. Southey Littleton, b. 1646, of "Nandua," took up much land in Somerset Co Md. by parents. He married c1664 Sarah Bowman, dau. of Major Edmund Bowman.
- Col. Southey Littleton by his two wives had seven children: (a) Nathaniel Littleton b. c1667; d. by Mar. 1, 1702/3, mar. Susannah Waters, whose dau. Esther Littleton married Thomas Savage of Cherrystone, son of Capt. Thomas & Alicia Harmanson Savage of "Savage Neck" (b) Bowman Littleton [b. c1675; d. 1696] unmar. mentioned in Col. John Robins' will 1709 as "my kinsman Bowman Littleton, dec'd [see Appendix] ; (c) Esther Littleton [ b. c1665; d. c1688] of "Kings Neck" on Chincoteague Island who mar. Col. Wm. Whittington of Northampton Co Va. (d) Sarah [b. c1669; d. 18 Apr 1720] mar. (a) Adam Michael (b) John Custis III (e) Elizabeth [b. c1671; d. 1754] mar. Richard Waters of Somerset Co Md. (f) Gertrude Littleton [b. c1673; d. by 9 Jan 1738/9] mar. Henry Harmanson of Northampton Co Va. (g) Southey Littleton II mar. Mary Brown of Northampton Co.
- Col. Southey Littleton was a member of a court martial which indicted the insurgents of Bacon's Rebellion. In 1679; he was sent to New York with Col. Wm. Kendall, as a special Commissioner to confer with Gov. Andros on Indian uprisings. He died in Albany NY in 1679; his will executed Sept. 1679 is recorded in Accomack Co, Va.
- (3) Esther Littleton b. 1646 married Col. John Robins of "Salt Grove" on Jan. 9, 1662. The couple lived near Cherrystone, Northampton Co, Va. John Robins was the son of Col. Obedience & Grace O'Neill Waters Robins. He was born Jan 6, 1636 in Northampton Co Va., educated in England under the care of his uncle Richard Robins Esq. of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. He inherited "Salt Grove" and was for many years a prominent man in Northampton Co serving in the House of Burgesses, a Justice of the Peace, and a Commissioner of the Monthly Courts. He died in 1709.
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