Gentleman William Cantrell, Jr., The Immigrant

Male 1575 - 1619  (44 years)


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  • Name William Cantrell 
    Title Gentleman 
    Suffix Jr., The Immigrant 
    Born 1575  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth ~1580  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Immigration 1607  Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 1619  Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alt Death Aft 1625  Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Also Known As William Cantrill  [1, 3
    Person ID I32260  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Father William Cantrell,   b. ~1546, Alstonfield, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1580  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Agnes Johnson,   b. 1546, Alstonfield, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ March 1583, Alstonfield, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1574  Alstonfield, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Family ID F11769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary LNU,   b. 1590, (Bakewell, Derbyshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1630, (Jamestown, James City County, Colony of Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 3
    • No record as yet has been found of the marriage of William Cantrell. The only mention we have of a wife is in a footnote referring to the birth of Henry, son of William and Mary.
    Children 
     1. Henry Cantrell,   b. 1616, (Derbyshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1682, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F11770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1575 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - ~1580 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1607 - Jamestown, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1619 - Jamestown, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - Aft 1625 - Jamestown, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography

      William Cantrell/Cantrill was born around 1580 in Derbyshire, England.

      He was one of the first adventurers to the New World, landing at Jamestowne, Virginia in 1608. Jamestowne was settled the previous year, becoming the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Captain John Smith noted that In 1608, "Master Nelson arrived with his lost Phoenix." He also provided a list of new arrivals in a note entitled, "Their names that were landed in this Supply." He listed thirty-two "gentlemen," a list which included "William Cantrell."[1]

      Among Smith's many duties and interests was Exploration and Discovery , up, down, and around the James River. On 2 Jun 1608, Smith left the fort "to performe his discoveries," with a company of adventurers which included six "gentlemen" (a group which included "William Cantrill"), four soldiers, a blacksmith and two fishermen. The discovery company left "in an open barge of two tunnes burthen, leaving the Phenix at Cape Henry, we crossed the bay to the Easterne Shore and fell with the isles called Smith's Iles." The record of this adventure includes encountering "2 grimme and stout Savages," being taken to meet the "King" of the Werowans, catching more fish than they could cook and eat by stabbing them with their swords, and their captain's near fatal encounter with a stingray.[2]

      This second voyage of discovery took the hardy adventurers into modern-day Delaware, to within five miles of modern-day Pennsylvania, and up the Potomac River ten miles past the current site of Washington DC. From June 2 to July 21, 1608, the company of discovery traversed nearly 1,000 miles.[3]

      William Cantrill participated fully in this second discovery and Cantrell's Point on the James River, is named for him. Although Cantrill's journals have not survived, in his own "Narrative" Smith acknowledges included material having come "From the writings of Captaine Nathaniel Powell, William Cantrill, Sergeant Boothe, Edward Gurganey."[4]

      Name
      Name: William /Cantrell/[5][6]
      Event
      Event:
      Type: Arrival
      Date: 1607
      Place: Jamestown, Virginia[7]
      Marriage
      No record as yet has been found of the marriage of William Cantrell. The only mention we have of a wife is in a footnote referring to the birth of Henry, son of William and Mary.[8]

      Sources
      ? Smith, Historie
      ? Smith, Narrative, p 141
      ? Bourne
      ? Smith, Narrative, p 325
      ? Source: #S-1477399581 Page: Place: Jamestown, Virginia; Year: 1607; Page Number: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=1234129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1607 Arrival place: Jamestown, Virginia APID: 1,7486::1234129
      ? Source: #S-1441686997 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=alumni6&h=13089&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: APID: 1,3997::13089
      ? Source: #S-1477399581 Page: Place: Jamestown, Virginia; Year: 1607; Page Number: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=1234129&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Arrival date: 1607 Arrival place: Jamestown, Virginia APID: 1,7486::1234129
      ? McCartney
      Smith, John, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles, Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, publishers to the University, New York: Macmillan Company, MCMVII (1907), p. 110, 111, 115, 235
      Smith, John, Narrative of Early Virginia, 1606-1625, Vol. 5, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907, pp. 141, 142, 325
      Bourne, Joel K., Jr. National Geographic, June 2005, pp. 46-49
      McCartney, Martha W. Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635; A Biographical Dictionary, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2007. p. 185
      Source: S-1441686997 Repository: #R-1593257507 Title: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Venn, J. A., comp.. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954.Original data: Venn, J. A., comp.. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, Eng Note: APID: 1,3997::0
      Repository: R-1593257507 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:
      Source: S-1477399581 Repository: #R-1593257507 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge Note: APID: 1,7486::0
      See also:

      Christie, Susan Cantrill. The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a Resident of Philadelphia Prior to 1689, and of Earlier Cantrills in England and America. New York: The Grafton Press Genealogical Publishers, 1908. pp xix-xx
      Source: S-1477515009 Repository: #R-1593257507 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=20019944&pid=288 NOTE: Leads to family tree page on ancestry.com with zero data in it.

      end of profile [3]
    • William Cantrill

      Sex: M

      Birth: 1575 in Derbyshire, England

      Death: 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia

      Marriage 1 Mary

      Children

      Henry Cantrill b: 1616 in Derbyshire, Blackwell Parish, England

      An acquaintance of John Smith, it is said he was at his marriage to Pocahontas.

      Arrived in America in 1608. He was listed as a "Gentleman" and was said to be familiar with firearms.

      end of biography [1]
    • List of Jamestown colonists:

      First Supply - January 1608

      Jefrey Abots, Gentleman
      Robert Alberton, Perfumer
      Robert Barnes, Gentleman
      William Bayley, Gentleman
      William Beckwith, Tailer
      Richard Belfield, Refiner
      William Bentley, Labourer
      John Bouth, Labourer
      Richard Brislow, Labourer
      William Burket, Labourer
      James Burne

      *William Cantril, Gentleman [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S13681] William Cantrell, Jr. immigrant to Jamestown, https://www.geni.com/people/William-Cantrell-Jr-immigrant-to-Jamestown/600.

    2. [S45020] http://www.geni.com/list?focus_id=6000000000092946840.

    3. [S14596] "William Cantrell (abt. 1580 - aft. 1625)", Profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cantrell-39, This person, place, even.

    4. [S13682] "List of Jamestown colonists", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jamestown_colonists, abstracted by David A. Henness.

    5. [S13680] John Henry Cantrell (1375-), Registry, https://www.geni.com/family-tree/index/6000000000092946840, abstracted by David A.