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- Letter, 20 December 1938, from Charles Drw [?] of the Public Record Office, London, England, to Ansel Worley, Walhalla, South Carolina, concerning land grants made to William Claiborne (1600-ca. 1677) of York County, Virginia, as well as Claiborne's appointment to the position of Treasurer of the Colony of Virginia on 6 April 1642
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- William Claiborne was born about 1600 in Crayford Parish in Kent, England, to Thomas Cleyburne and Sara Smyth Cleyburne. He entered Cambridge University in 1617, and four years later was appointed surveyor of Virginia. Claiborne was appointed to the Governor's Council in 1623 and as Secretery of the Colony in 1626. He was removed from the secreteryship in 1634 and from council in 1637. In 1642, Claiborne was reappointed to the Council and was appointed Treasurer of the Colony. In 1652, Claiborne was appointed Secretery of the Colony. Claiborne retired from public life in 1661 and retired to his home Romancoke, located near the confluence of the Pamunky and Mattaponi Rivers in what is now King William County, Virginia. Claiborne married Elizabeth Boteler [or Butler] in the mid-1630s, and they had six children. Claiborne died about 1677.
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