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Thomas Boyte/Boyle, Bristol Ship Record 1667

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October 2019, Boyt researchers in Wales examined copies of the original handwritten Bristol Ship Record of 1667 and concluded that the transcription was correct, the surname as written was Boyle. However they did note that another record dated Oct 23,1667 for a John Boyce who may be John Boyte. Morrice Williams bound to John Boyce for five years, Virginia.

Thomas Boyle listed as indentured servant on ship from Bristol to Virginia in 1667.
Indentured for 4 years on October 19, 1667 Agent John Stoakes

Related documents:
Thomas Boyle land patent, Namsemond Co VA 1696

John Ballard, Ship Record 1659, John Brian (aka John Bryant and Bryant of Bitton)

NOTE: Researcher, Kory Leland Meyerink, conclude that no families with the Boyle surname are enumerated in IOW or Nansemond County during this time period, name appears to be BOYTE on land records:
Handwriting on original land document appears to be BOYTE as scrib does not cross the T on written words. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records by Kory Leland (page 400) 1998,M1

No Boyle surname listed in Virginia:
See 1704 Virginia Rent Rolls (Tax) for the above surnames (Ballard, Bryan, Boyt)

1638-1749 Land Records:

1704 Quit Rents IOW and Nansemond: (off line 2018)

1783 Tax

The Vestry record for the Upper Parish (southern part) of Nansemond County contains an entry for John Stokes. A John Stoakes was the agent for the passage of Thomas Boyle from Bristol England to Virginia in 1667. An order to prossesion bounds of land was made on 31 AUG 1747. The land was bounded by James Copeland and John Stokes. Also listed in the Vestry records of the Upper Parish are Thomas Stokes and William Stokes. The names are also indexed as Stockes, Stocks and Stakes. Because of the date range this is not likely the same John Stoakes of 1667 but it places the Stokes family in the same area as Thomas Boyte.

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