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Ann (Southey) Littleton (abt. 1620 - bef. 1656)

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Ann Littleton formerly Southey aka Harmer
Born about in Rimpton, Somersetshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Northampton co, Virginiamap
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Died before in Magothy Bay, Northampton Co, Virginiamap
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Ann, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Southey[1], went to Virginia in 1622 on the Southampton. During 1624 and 1625 she and the surviving members of her family lived on Jamestown Island.

Ann married Charles Harmar (Harmor, Harmer, Harman), who during the first quarter of the seventeenth century was employed as overseer of Lady Elizabeth Dale’s property in the corporation of Charles City and on the Eastern Shore. In June 1635, when Charles Harmar patented some land on the south side of Old Plantation Creek, he used Ann as a headright. The couple resided on the Eastern Shore, where he became politically prominent.

At Charles Harmar’s death, Ann inherited a dower share of his estate. Ann Soothey Harmar, as her parents’ sole surviving heir, seems to have inherited a parcel of land in the eastern part of Jamestown Island, abutting what briefly was known as Harmer Creek.

Sometime after June 1635 but before November 23, 1640, the widowed Ann Soothey Harmar married Nathaniel Littleton.[2][3][4]

Will of Ann Southy Littleton

Will 1656, Northamption Co., VA Littleton, Ann, widow of Col Nathaniel Littleton, Esq 1656/28 Oct 1656

To my younger son Southy Littleton all my land at Nandue as by a patent dated 1636 taken in his name, according to he bounds therof and seven Negroes, viz, Robin and his wife Fallassa and her three sons, little Tony, and Jane the dau of Peter. To my dau Heaster Littleton six negroes, viz, Congo and his wife Cossongo and her two children, Isaake the son of old Tony, and Besse the dau of Paul ..Francis Pott her facofee in truste Also to my dau Hester ..the key to be kept in the custody of one of my trustees, viz, Lt Col Edward Douglas or Capt Francis Pott. To my kinsman Mrs Thomas Harman the 1st mare coult that comes forth from my stock. To my godson Mr Argoll Yardley the 2nd mare coult as aforesaid. And the 3rd mare coult to the eldest child of Capt Roger Marshall. To my three godchildren Sara, Edward and Elizabeth Douglas the children of my neighbor Lt Col Edward Douglas ..To my servant Susanna Price My dau Heaster to be with Mrs Eyres until 10 and Mrs Ayres to have 800 pounds as formerly paid her yearly. And I request my kind neighbor Mrs Issibella Douglas to take my said dau until 14 . My son Edward Littleton extr. Of the remainder of my estare, viz all my land at Magattey Bay, ten Negroes, three Irish Servents, and one English servant. If all my children die without issue thanth e real estate to go to James Littleton, Esq., of Shropsheire near Ludlowe. My friends Lt Col Edward Douglas, Francis Doughty, minister and preacher of this parish, and Capt Francis Pott trustee.

Witt: Francis Pott, Daniell Baker f 22 (note: the devisee Littleton Scarburgh is the son of Col Edmund Scarburgh and Mary his wife f 24)


  • ROYAL ANCESTRY by Douglas Richardson Vol III, page 588


  1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol III page 35
  2. Virginia immigrants and adventureers, 1607-1635 p. 256
  3. (MCGC 152; WITH 573; CBE 27, 28, 56; PB 1 Pt. 1:245; PB 7:228-229, AMES 1:42).
  4. Ancestral Roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... p.5

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