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Friday, June 15, 2012


First and second generation Englishmen settled in Virginia, rather than have their coffins transported across the sea, directed in their wills to be buried in the churchyard of the local parish church. Oftentimes, the will bequeathed tenements and items in England to their relatives who still resided in the mother country.

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