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Southy Littleton (abt. 1646 - abt. 1679)

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Col Southy Littleton
Born about in Northampton, Colony of Virginiamap
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Died about in Albany, New York, British Americamap
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Capt. Southey Littleton, b. 1646, of "Nandua," took up much land in Somerset Co Md. by parents. He married c!664 Sarah Bowman, dau. of Major Edmund Bowman. Col. Southey Littleton by his two wives had seven children: (a) Nathaniel Littleton b. c!667; 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. c!675; d. 1696] unmar. mentioned in Col. John Robins' will 1709 as "my kinsman Bowman Littleton, dec'd ; (c) Esther Littleton [ b. c!665; d. c!688] of "Kings Neck" on Chincoteague Island who mar. Col. Wm. Whittington of Northampton Co Va. (d) Sarah [b. c!669; d. 18 Apr 1720] mar. (a) Adam Michael (b) John Custis III (e) Elizabeth [b. c!671; d. 1754] mar. Richard Waters of Somerset Co Md. (f) Gertrude Littleton [b. c!673; 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.[1]

Noble Ancestry

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster continues through many generations to Sir. Edward Littleton, Knt. of Hensley, co. Salop, and his son Nathaniel Littleton, b. Hopton Castle, co. Salop, baptised 22 Dec 1605; d. Northampton Va. Oct-Dec 1654, mar. c!638 Ann Southey, b. Somerset Eng c!620; d. Northampton Co VA, will prob. 28 Oct 1656.

See "Relationship of the Littletons to the Rulers of England, the Lancastrian Lineage, Edward III, King of England," p. 285.


Library of Col. Southey Littleton, The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Apr., 1900), pp. 230-231]


  1. Littleton Family of Accomack Co., Va.

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