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Re: John Dike of England (circa 1637)
Posted by: Evelyn Rowland (ID *****7653) Date: March 24, 2011 at 21:36:28
In Reply to: John Dike of England (circa 1637) by Steven Dyke of 714

Steve, I just read your posting this evening. I am working
on this family in England. Thomas Dyke of Pepenbury, Kent,
had two wives. John, Thomas, and Robert, were by his first
wife, and Henry, Richard, William, and Mary, were by his
2nd wife.
Capt. John Smith's father, Thomas Smith, was the Treasurer
for the Virginia Company of London, and John Smith, wrote
the names of the Investors (Adventurers)spelling their
names various ways: John Dyke, Thomas Dike, Henry Dix/Dawkes, Mary Dawkes, who were the first Adventurers in the Virginia project. John was elected Gov. of Somers Islands (Bermudae),and was the Commissioner of Safety for Virginia. He invested 50 pds. Thomas invested 50 pds but did not come to Virginia. His descendants went on to become the Baronets of Sussex and the 17th Dykes Baronet os Sussex is now living. Henry and Mary Dyke"Dawkes",each invested 25 pds and came on the ship, "2nd Supply" arriving in Jamestown in October 1608. Mary married, William Leigh, of Leigh High, Cheshire, as soon as she arrived in Virginia. There were earlier Dyke/Leigh marriages in Cheshire. Richard Dyke(Daux)was Captain of Foot in London and he sent his son, Walter "Daux" to Virginia. I don't know when Richard invested in the Virginia Company of London but it was after 1620. William married Sarah Newman in England and became the Rector of Franck Church in Sussex. He and his family did not come to Virginia. William and Sarah are buried in the Franck Church
burying grounds.
Henry "Dawkes" received the first patent of land in present
Henrico Co., Virginia, on Two Mile Creek, NS of the James
River, south of Powhattan's Tree. He sent his son, William,
to this land in 1632. His son, Henry Jr., born in 1602, came to Charles City County, Va. in 1635, age 33, after the
death of his father. Henry Jr. went to York County, the area that became St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.
I am still working on this and I hope you can find some
records that I am missing.
I have not found that Capt. Anthony Dyke was a member of this family unless he was a son of Robert Dyke who settled
in Cheshire.
Evelyn (Dykes) Rowland


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