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Edmund Scarburgh
(1617-71)

Positions Held

Sheriff of Northampton, 1660 & 1661[L48]
Surveyor general of the Colony of Virginia, 1655-71[L48]
Collector of the revenues for Northampton, 1648[L48]
Speaker of the House of Burgesses, 1645[L48]
Burgess, 1642, 1644, 1645, 1647, 1652, 1659 & 1660-71[L48]
Colonel[L48]

Main Events

A salt manufacturer, and lawyer.[L48]
Went to Virginia with his father around 1628.[L48]
Of Accomack, Virginia.[L48]
Credited with organising the revolt against Parliament in Northampton, 1652.[L48]
Funded war against the Dutch on the Delaware River.[L48]
Led an expedition against the Indians in 1651.[L48]
Escaped prosecution his part in the Royalist revolt of 1652 by fleeing to New Amsterdam. He was acquitted of all charges in 1655.[L48]
Persecuted the Quakers of Accomack, halted only by Cromwell.[L48]

Place of baptism: St Martin's[L48]


 

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