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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Daniel Gookin and Anthony Lawson

In 1690 the battle of Boyne occurred between the rivals to the English, Scottish and Irish thrones.  Afterwards, many of the Irishmen who were captured were imported into Virginia as agricultural servants. Earlier, most of the Irish settlers were of English blood, their fathers having received grants of confiscated lands in that country. Such was the case of Daniel Gookin who patented lands at Newport News in 1622 and Anthony Lawson of Lower Norfolk.

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