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Gookin, Sir Vincent (d. 1638), colonist and entrepreneur, was the youngest son of John Gookin, of Ripple Court, Kent, and Catherine, daughter of William Dene of Bursted, in the same county. Gookin settled in Ireland in the early seventeenth century, a tenant in fee simple to ...


Thomas Povey (b. 1613/1414, d. in or before 1705) by John Michael Wright, 1658 National Trust Photographic Library


Povey, Thomas (b. 1613/14, d. in or before 1705), colonial entrepreneur and administrator, was the son of Justinian Povey (d. c.1652), auditor of the queen's revenue and auditor of the exchequer, and his second wife, Anne Keterick (d. 1657). One of a family of at least nine children, he seems originally to have been destined for the law and entered ...


Rolfe, John (1585–1622), colonist and entrepreneur, was probably the man of that name born in 1585 and baptized on 3 May at Heacham, Norfolk, the son of John Rolfe (1562–1594) and Dorothea Mason, who had married in 1582. John the elder was the son of ...