PPP for merges and perhaps Jamestown project
The book "To Have and To Hold" by by Mary Johnston was inspired by Grace's life and escape to Jamestown, VA to avoid an arranged court marriage. She is my 9th G grandmother! She arrived in Jamestown on the ship Diana, the same ship that George Prowse came to Jamestown in. They arrived in 1618 or 1619. Don't know if they came the same year or a year apart. Amazing
Grace O'Neill Waters, his wife, was the widow of Edward Waters who had been shipwrecked in the Bermudas in 1610. The ship Diana arrived from Bermuda in 1618. Among the passengers was Grace O'Neill, a girl of sixteen. She became the wife of Edward Waters, and they removed to Elizabeth City, now Hampton, Va. Edward Waters died about 1627. Grace O'Neal Waters married Obedience Robins, also widowed, in 1639. Her son, William Waters married Margaret Robins, the daughter of Obedience Robins by his first wife. (References: Virginia Historical and General Magazine, vol. I, pp. 92, 93; vol. II, pp. 179. William and Mary Quarterly, page 130. E. G. Simm's Index, page 1034, Adventures of Purse and Person)
Grace and her stepson John Robins acknowledged on 25 June 1663 the deed of Obedience Robins (Northamption Co ,VA Records)
GRACE [O'NEAL] or O' NEILL's home was Dunluce Castle, near Giant's Head, Ireland. Apparently she was in London, England, in the king's court as a young girl. It is said she fled England for Jamestown, VA, in disguise to escape a distasteful and obnoxious court marriage. After surviving a shipwreck near the coast of Bermuda, GRACE O'NEAL arrived in Bermuda aboard H.M.S. Diana in 1618. She married Lt. Waters and they made their home on a plantation near Elizabeth City, VA. They were captured during the Indian Massacre of Elizabeth City, VA, in 1622, but later escaped to Jamestown.
Estate Records of Grace O'Neil, 2 March, 1682, Northamption Co., VA
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Grace is 28 degrees from Aaron Copland, 17 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 17 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.