Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

John Byrd

Male 1620 -


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  • Name John Byrd 
    Born 1620 
    Gender Male 
    Died Westover, Charles City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1000328  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 

    Family Grace Stegg,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Col. William Byrd,   b. 1652,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1000142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      • //www.palmspringsbum.org/genealogy/css/Paper7.gif'); font-size: 11pt; line-height: normal; font-family: sylfaen, 'trebuchet ms';">The Virginia history of the Byrd family began in 1670 with the emigration from England of the young eighteen-year-old William Byrd, son of John and Grace (Stegg) Byrd of London. Thomas Stegg, his maternal uncle, had become a prominent man in Virginia some years before ...

        Stegg was possessed of considerable property but had no children, and in 1670 he induced his nephew to come to Virginia and become his heir - a step none too soon, for he died in the same year, and the future Col. William Byrd found himself one of the landed gentry of the colony.

        He settle on his uncle's lands on the present site of the city of Richmond and continued the planting operations and Indian trade begun by his uncle.