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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Joseph Woorey and Sir John Yeamans

Bristol, England was the embarking point of many distinguished emigrants sent to Virginia. Pictured here, the Bristol Cathedral dates from the 12th century. Joseph Woorey of the Isle of Wight County was a nephew of Sir John Yeamans of Bristol. Woorey was also the great nephew of the loyalist who lost his life as the penalty for seeking to deliver up the city to Prince Rupert, which attempt was thwarted by Parliamentarians. Sir John Yeamans was celebrated in the colonial history of the Carolinas by the founding of the Clarendon settlement on the Cape Fear River. Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. VI, p. 131; Vol. VII, p, 212.

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