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Saturday, December 8, 2012

John Page

John Page arrived in the Virginia colony in 1650, at the age of 23 years. He was the son of Francis Page of Bedfont Parish in Middlesex and probably belonged to that branch of the Page family of Harrow-on-the-Hill which had enjoyed a high position among the rural gentry of England. The Pages of Bedfont were seated there from a date going back to the reign of King Edward VI, during which period one member of the family, Rowland Page, had possessed manorial rights. The father of the emigrant had his tomb placed in the chancel of the parish church, an honor paid to the remains of persons of high social standing. Source: Herald's College Report, Page Genealogy, p. 34.

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