Sr. Richard Buford

Male Bef 1617 - 1686  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Richard Buford  [1
    Title Sr. 
    Born Bef 1617  England or Bordeaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1686  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Richard shipped from Gravesend, England in the "Elizabeth", 1 August 1635.
      The emigrant American ancestor of the Buford family is believed to have been [Richard] Buford/Beaufort.
      From the book "Our Kin", by M. D. Ackerly and L. E. J. Parker, Richard Beauford (Beaufort or Buford) was the first of the name in Virginia. He was "examined by a minister of the Church of England as to loyalty to the King and took the prescribed oath of allegiance, etc., age eighteen" and emigrated on the ship "Elizabeth" on 1 Aug. 1635, from Gravesend, England (Hotten).
      A story concerning his voyage has been passed down through the family over the years. It is said that the ship struck a snag during the voyage and sprung a leak, which threatened to sink it. All hands were forced to bail water when suddenly the leaking stopped. Upon arrival in Virginia, they discovered that a large fish had been sucked into the hole in the ship, effectively stopping the
      leak. (Note: This really sounds like a Big Fish Tale).
      Richard Beauford settled in Lancaster Co VA about 1656. It is unclear where he lived during the 21 years preceding this date, but on 15 Apr. 1656, "John Vause assigned Richard Beauford 300 acres of land, lying on the south side of the Rappahannock River". Since Richard married the daughter of John Vause (name unknown), this transaction is easily understood.
    Person ID I7960  DeanJul09
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2009 

    Family Margaret Dora Vause 
    Married 1636  [1
    Notes 
    • [Buford.ged]









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    Children 
     1. John Buford,   b. Abt 1642, prob Christ Church Par, Lancaster Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1722, Lancaster Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Valentine Buford,   b. 1644, Lancaster Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard Buford,   b. 1646, Lancaster Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Buford,   b. 1650, Lancaster Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S011729] sovelenko.ged Ancestry.com by Mrs.Joann Sovelenko.
      Date of Import: Apr 10, 2004


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