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Austine Walter

Male 1600 -

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  • Born  1600  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    • THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER I THE INDIANS page 3 The Indian tribes of South Midland Virginia were far enough removed from Tidewater not to be disturbed by the constant war waged by the whites against the tribes prior to 1650, but the existence of these tribes was known to the English by means of the fur trade. From the beginning of the colony there had been men with the vision and foresight to see that the fur trade was an industry of much financial worth. At an early date Henry Fleet and William Claiborne extended the trade up the Chesapeake Bay until Maryland suppressed their efforts. Then the men of southside Virginia opened a trade with the Indians of the unknown south and west. [p.3] In June, I641, Walter Austin, Rice Hoe, Joseph Johnson and Walter Chiles petitioned the General Assembly`for leave and encouragement to undertake the discovery of a new river of unknown lands bearing west southerly from Appomattox River.` Their petition was granted in March, 1642, with a right to enjoy all profit from their adventure for fourteen years. `West southerly` from Appomattox would lead to Pittsylvania and its vicinity, where the Sapony and Occaneechi Indians lived, who were famed for their trade.
    Person ID  I5004  Walden Family | Austin Family
    Last Modified  14 Dec 2007 

    Father  Austine Robert,   b. 1570, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1428  Group Sheet

    >1. Austin Robert,   b. 1650, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F0923  Group Sheet



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