of Descendants of Ancient Planters
The term "Ancient Planter" is applied to
those persons who arrived in
Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three
years, paid their passage, and survived the massacre of 1622. They received the
first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618
for their personal adventure.
Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters is an
incorporated non-profit society whose purpose is to honor and perpetuate the
memory of the Ancient Planters; to promote historical and genealogical research;
to inspire patriotism; and to enhance fellowship among those of similar
The Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters was
founded October 13, 1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Membership is limited to
descendants of Ancient Planters. Persons unknown to members of the Society may
submit the name of their ancestor with a letter of endorsement. An invitation
may then be issued. An invitation is valid for one year from the date it is
Persons under the age of 21 may become Junior Members
upon the approval of application papers and payment of application fee. They pay
no yearly dues.
List of Approved Ancient Planters
John Blore (Blower)
Rev. Richard Buck
Capt. James Davis
Cecily Jordan Farrar
Mary Beheathland Flinton
Sir Thomas Gates
Adria Gurgany Harris
Ann Burras Laydon
Robert Poole, Sr.
Robert Poole, Jr.
Temperance Flowerdew Yardley West
Sir George Yeardley
Research may determine that there were others.
Further information on Ancient Planters is found in the following
Billings, Warren M. THE OLD DOMINION IN THE SEVENTEENTH
Boddie, John B. COLONIAL SURRY. 1974 Genealogical
Campbell, Charles HISTORY OF THE COLONY AND DOMINION OF
Coldham, Peter W. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF EMIGRANTS
Dorman, John F. ed. ADVENTURERS OF PURSE AND PERSON
Hotten, John Camden, THE ORIGINAL LISTS OF PERSONS OF
Hume, Ivor Noel, THE VIRGINIA ADVENTURE ROANOKE TO
JAMES TOWNE. 1994.
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