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  Capt. John Utie, Esq. arrived at Hogg Island Virginia in 1619, about 7 miles from Jamestown. In 1623 John Utie, Ensign, was living with his wife and son John at Hogg Island. In 1628 he received a land grant at Archers Hope. In 1629 he was a Burgess for the area between Archers Hope and Martin's hundred. Governor Harvey added him to the Council. In 1630 a resolution of the Council said he and John West, (brother of Lord Delaware West), had "seated" the first settlement on the York River and gave each 600 acres.

He married Ann Longworth in Heponstall, York Co. England in 1616. John Utie died about 1638 and Ann married Richard Bennett, nephew of Edward Bennett. (see Bennett). Richard Bennett became Governor of VA 1652-53 and Governor of Maryland in 1654.

John and Ann Utie were the parents of:

1.  John Utie, Jr.  born about 1619 London. He was baptized in St. Andrew's Holborn Parish. He repatented his fathers 1250 acres in 1638. In 1639 he assigned 100 acres of land to Thomas Gibson, land which Utie acquired in 1624 and named "Utopia" located at the head of Chippoakes Creek. York Co. VA records show John Utie, Jr. was deceased by 1647.

(1). John Utie purchased land in New Kent Co. VA in 1654. It appears that he was the son of John Utie, Jr. It would also appear that he was the father of:

A.  John Otey born about 1660 in James City Co. VA.  married Eliz. Sherley of Bruton Parish, Middle Plantation, now Williamsburg in York Co. VA. They lived in New Kent Co. VA.   Their son:

(a).  Isaac Otey married Frances Armistead, daughter of Gill Armistead of St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co. VA. Their son:

1. John Otey, fought in the Rev. War with the Bedford Co. VA Rifleman.

2. Col. Nathaniel Utie, son of John and Ann Utie, was a large land owner in Maryland. He married Mary Mapletoft, (grand niece of Nicholas Ferrar), widow of Lawrence Ward. Nathaniel married 2nd Eliz. Carter, daughter of Col. John Carter. (see Carter).

3. George Utie, son of John and Ann Utie, became a large land owner in Maryland. (His mother Ann Utie, remarried and was the wife of the Governor of Maryland, Richard Bennett).


Before 1640, John Utie sold his land "Utiemaria" in Charles River to William Tayloe, merchant. Tayloe/Taylor sold it in 1640 to William Blackley and parts to others. [note: John Shirley of Prince George Co. VA is Attorney (?) AKA in 1713 for a William Blaikley of same area. Could this be his son?  (from Ken



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