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Ambrose London b. abt 1618
Posted by: BJLondon Date: December 20, 2001 at 16:45:37
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I found this biography and wondered if any one knows anything about him???

1.. LONDON(LONNEN, LUNDEN), Ambrose, (Honorable)(Col.)(Maj) b. Eng./Holland in New Amsterdam by 1641 m. Gravesend, L. I. New Amsterdam (N.Y.) (in Northampton Co. VA by 1663/4 , in Somerset Co. MD by 1665 Born around 1618, he arrived in America before 1641, and was among the first settlers of Gravesend, Long Island, where he made several land purchases and contracted to have a house built. In 1653, Ambrose petitioned for a pass to go to Virginia, and in JUN 1659 he was in Northampton County with his wife. Apparently, he was back on Long Island by 1661, when he gave a note for the purchase of a house and plantation on the North River. In 1663/4, he was back in Northampton County, Virginia again, in trouble with the court for his non-conformist behavior. The Northampton Grand Jury charged him "for not coming to church and being brought before the court demeaned himself insolently and appeared under the notion of a Quaker" and fined him 1000 lbs of tobacco "for Sabbathbreaking and his said Insolent behavior." In 1665, Ambrose and his family came to the Annemessex section of Somerset County, Maryland, where he became a prominent planter and landowner. He was very active in the county's civil and military affairs and was commonly referred to as "Major". He was a Justice of the Peace in 1683, and was elected to the Lower House of the Maryland General Assembly in JAN 1671, though there is no evidence that he took his seat. Ambrose died prior to NOV 1706. In 1641, he married Mary CORNISH, b.16-- Gravesend, L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.) d. Somerset Co. MD, daughter of John CORNISH of Flatlands, Long Island.
2.1 LONDON, Samuel b. Gravesend, L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.) d. in his youth L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.)
2.2 LONDON, Thomas b. 1646 Gravesend, L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.) d. 1662/3 Northampton Co Va. Livestock marks Northampton Co. 1660 Order Book 1657-1664
2.3 LONDON, Mary b. 1644 Gravesend, L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.) m.1667 Teague RIGGIN
2.4 LONDON, Ruth b. 1657 Gravesend, L.I., New Amsterdam (N.Y.) m, 16 Ap 1677 Thomas WALSTON Somerset Co. Liber I.K.L. p.400
3. London WALSTON , was testator of Teague RIGGIN's will in 1707.
2.5 LONDON, Abigail b. 1660 Northampton Co. Va. d.Oct 1692 Somerset Co. (Boston family History, Matthew Wise) m. Sept 1682 Somerset Co. Md. Thomas LISTER/LIDSTER
3. LISTER/LIDSTER, Thomas b. 15 May 1682
3. LISTER/LIDSTER, Elizabeth b. 30 Mar 1684
3. LISTER/LIDSTER, William b. 15 Feb 1688/9 d. ante 19 Aug 1732 m. Jane/Jean______ w.d. 29 Mar 1756 p. 27 Ap 1756


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