Virginia Laydon

Virginia Laydon (HMMMC)

Location: Hampton, VA 23669
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.556', W 76° 20.807'

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The First Surviving Child Born in Virginia to English Parents

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Virginia Laydon

The First Surviving Child Born in Virginia to English Parents

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Virginia Laydon was born about 1609, the first child of Anne Burras Laydon and John Layton.

Anne Burras, age 14, came to Jamestown as maid to Mistress Lucy Forrest in 1608.

John Laydon, a carpenter, had arrived in 1607 aboard the Susan Constant. They were wed at Jamestown.

"? And the first white wedding held on Virginia ground
Will marry no courtly dame to a cavalier
But Anne Burras, lady's maid, to John Laydon, laborer,
After some six weeks courtship ? a Fall wedding
When the leaves were turning red and the wild air sweet."
Western Star
Stephen Vincent Benet

The union prospered and was blessed with three more daughters. The Laydons acquired land in the Kikotan (Hampton) area and in 1625 are listed among the residents of Elizabeth City Parish.

The circle of time is now complete. Jacob Heffelinger, former Union soldier and well known member of this church wrote a history of the Town and Parish ion the occasion of its 300th anniversary in 1910 recommending the erection in the parish of a suitable memorial to the first Virginia Family.

Crafted by Ira Dekoven
Dedicated May 1, 1986
Year Placed1986
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 380206 N 4098597
Decimal Degrees37.02593333, -76.34678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.556', W 76° 20.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 33.36" N, 76° 20' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W Queens Way, Hampton VA 23669, US
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