Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy



Male 1691 - 1730  (39 years)

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  • Name Mann PAGE 
    Born 1691  Probably Timberneck, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History He married first Judith in 1712. She was the daughter of Hon. Ralph Wormeley, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia. She died at 22 years old. He married secondly, Judith, daughter of Hon. Robert Carter of Corotoman. Children of the 1st Judith were Ralph, Maria and Mann, who died as infant.
    Children of 2nd Judith: Mann, b.circa 1718, John, Robert, Carter, Mathew 
    History It is claimed by some that Powhatan had his headquarters at Rosewell, and it is supposed that Mathew Page settled there in commemoration of the event of the saving of the life of Captain John Smiith by Pocahontas. many Indian relics have been found at Rosewell and its immediate vicinity....On the other hand, Howison, in his History of Virginia, is quite positive that Shelly, which was formerly called Werowocomico, is the correct location that marks the spot where that celebrated Indian chief, or \'emperor of Virginia\' once resided.  
    History The building of Rosewell was begun in 1725 by Mann Page I (1691–1730). In 1718 he had married Judith Carter, the daughter of Robert \"King\" Carter. Educated at Eton College and Oxford University in England, Mann Page was appointed to the Governor\'s Council of the Virginia Colony shortly after his return to Virginia. He embarked on construction of Rosewell in 1725, but died five years later before construction was completed.
    It was Page\'s intention to build a home that would rival or exceed the newly completed Governor\'s Palace in Williamsburg in size and luxury. When Page died five years into construction on the home, the property passed to his wife Judith.[4] The primary construction materials were brick, marble and mahogany, some of which was imported from England. Architectural historians believe that the 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) house, double the size of the Governor\'s Palace, may have been designed by Mann Page himself. Larger than any home built in colonial Virginia, Rosewell probably owed its design to the London townhouses [5] built to the stricter codes following the Great Fire of London.
    Their son Mann Page II saw the unfinished mansion through to completion after the elder Page\'s early death.[6] By then the Page family was strapped for cash due to the cost of building the great house, and Page II ultimately sold off a significant portion of his vast land holdings to fund its completion.
    In 1837 the century old mansion was sold out of the Page family. Its new owner, Thomas Booth, removed the parapet and two octagonal rooftop cupolas from the house and its lead roof was stripped off and sold, as were its carved marble mantles and much of its fine interior woodwork. The flat roof was replaced with a low hip roof with a single cupola surrounded by a widow\'s walk. The plantation passed through several more owners before the Rosewell Mansion was destroyed by fire in 1916. Today, the remains of the house is a largely undisturbed historic ruin. The site has been the subject of archaeological work which has revealed many artifacts and shed light on some aspects of colonial life and architecture previously unclear.
    Page family of Virginia[edit]

    Portrait of Mann Page II of Rosewell, father of Mann Page III
    Governor of Virginia John Page (1743–1808) was the grandson of Rosewell\'s first owner, Mann Page (I). He grew up there, and was a classmate of Thomas Jefferson at the College of William and Mary in nearby Williamsburg where he graduated in 1763. John Page fought during the American Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of colonel. He also served multiple terms in the U.S. Congress and the Virginia General Assembly.
    Other notable members of Virginia\'s Page family include Governor Page\'s brother Mann Page III, his great grandfather, Colonel John Page of Jamestown and Middle Plantation, author and U.S. Ambassador to Italy Thomas Nelson Page, Virginian Railway builder William Nelson Page; United States Navy and Confederate States Navy Captain Thomas Jefferson Page, Confederate General Richard Lucian Page and Revolutionary War General Joseph Martin, the namesake of Martinsville, Virginia.  [1
    Education England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eton College and Oxford University 
    Died 24 Jan 1730  Rosewell, Cloucester, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I500126  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father Col. Mathew PAGE, of Rosewell,   b. 1659, Williamsburg City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1703, Rosewell, Gloucester, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Mary MANN,   b. 1673,   d. 27 Mar 1707, Rosewell, Cloucester, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married Abt 1689 
    Family ID F500059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith CARTER,   b. 1695, 'Corotoman', Weems, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750  (Age 55 years) 
    +1. John Williamson PAGE,   b. 20 Feb, 1724, 'Rosewell', Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1774, Mansfield Hall, Spotsylvania Court House Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [putative]
     2. Mann PAGE, II,   b. 1718,   d. yes  [putative]
     3. Robert PAGE,   d. yes  [putative]
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F500058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rosewell historic marker
    Rosewell historic marker
    Rosewell after burning
    Rosewell after burning
    Mann Page of Rosewell
    Mann Page of Rosewell

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewell_%28plantation%29.

    2. [S66] Some Colonial Mansions: And Those who lived in them, Thomas Allen Glenn, 195.