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Monday, March 31, 2008

Administrations Relating to Virginia and Virginians by Lothrop Withington

Jonathan Newell was a prominent merchant residing in York and James City counties as early as 1661. He died in 1679, and the appraisement of his estate included "Bookes - 63 Bookes of several sortes, 6 pay Bookes, some large." Among the servants were "4 Turkes at 95 lbs." The estate was a large and valuable one. His widow, Elizabeth, was administratrix.

I did more research on Jonathan and found the following:

Jonathan Newell came to Virginia in 1637, by Capt. Francis Turner, Charles River Co. VA. Jonathan married Elizabeth Beale, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Beale. Jonathan died 1675.