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Edward Maria Wingfield

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Edward Maria Wingfield

Person  Male  Born 1550  Died 1631

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Countries: USA

Colonist. Born in Stonely Priory, near Kimbolton. His second Christian name, derived from the fact that his father was a godson of Henry VII's daughter Mary, and it survived in the family for several generations. He was one of the prime movers in the expedition of 1607, which founded the Jamestown Settlement. He and his cousin Bartholomew Gosnold, recruited about 40% of the 105 settlers.

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