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  • ID: I423899
  • Name: John Henry Batte
  • Given Name: John Henry
  • Surname: Batte
  • Prefix: Captain
  • Name: Lord Of The Manor
  • Given Name: Lord Of The
  • Surname: Manor
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Jun 1606 in Okewell, Yorkshire, England
  • Death: Abt 1652 in Henrico, Virginia
  • _TAG: 1 2 3
  • Event: Okewall Hall, County York, England Alt. Birth Abt 1606
  • Event: Alt. Death 1668 Alternative Death Date Per Virginia Colonial History
  • _UID: F4E516011B8D4898AFB139039FE085526A93
  • Note:
    Royalist officer in the civil war in England. He was sai d to have been a captain at the battle of Adwalton. Wife M artha Mallory is sister of Rev. Philip Mallory. He came t o VA with sons John, William, Thomas and Henry and brough t over many others. He patented over 5,000 acres on Appoma ttox River.

    During theearly 1640s England was engaged in civil war. Th e Roundheads of Cromwell wouldeventually overthrow King Cha rles and his Royalists supporters. John Batte [7048.6] wa s a captain of foot soldiers in the Royalist regiment of Ag brigg and Morley.
    In the summer of 1643 the Marquis of Newcastle, a Royalist , led his army against Lord Fairfax and his son Sir Thomas . Although Newcastle had no military expertise, he and hi s men, including John Batte, overwhelmed the Fairfaxes at t he Battle of Adwalton Moor. This struggle took place on 3 0 June 1643 within a mile of Oakwell Hall, the Batte homest ead. Cromwell eventually overcame the opposition.
    In August 1644 John Batte prudently surrendered to Lord Fai rfax and was ordered to pay £3,640 to recover his lands. Pa rliament later reconsideredtheir fines and reduced John’s t o one-tenth — £364. John sold some assets and leased othe r property, presumably to pay the £364 fine.
    John married Martha Mallory [7050.12]. The Mallorys wer e a prominent Cavalier family and some said John spent to o much of his family’s wealth elevating himself to their le vel. John and Martha had nine children whose baptisms of th ese children are in the Birstall Parish Register. John lef t with most of his family for Virginia in June 1646. Son Jo hn, a law student at Cambridge, remained behind to complet e his studies.
    In 1649 John returned to England. Perhaps incensed by his t reatment at the hands of the Cromwellians and deep in debt , John conceived of a way to raise some cash. He would unde rtake a trading “adventure” to Virginia with a promise to r eturn with profits. Two of John’s brothers, Henry Batte [70 48.8] and William Batte [7048.9], were already in the Colon y along with his sons Thomas [3524.9] and Henry Batte [3524 .8]. Philip Mallory [7050.8], his double brother-in-law,wa s there, too.
    Robert Batte, grocer of London, petitioned the “Committee f or advances of money cases” on behalf of his brother John . John himself persuaded Sir Thomas Danby to invest £1,50 0 and borrowed another £1,500.
    In September1653 his brother Robert Batte applied for admin istration of his John Batte’s estate for the vague reason t hat he was “beyond the seas deced.” Submitted at the same t ime was a document intended to shield William Batte from an y claims. Danby’s heirs had engaged Philip Mallory to pursu e their interests in the Colony.On 21 September 1653, Mallo ry signed an affidavit that he had received what hecould o f the estate of John Batte in the Colony of Virginia and “t herefore to the utmost of my power discharge, release, acqu it William Batte, son and heir of Gent. John Batte of all d ebts, dues, accounts or whatever that may be claimedby Si r Thomas Danby Kt.”
    John’s estates including Oakwell Hall fell to William Batt e [3524.3]. When William returned to claim his inheritance , Sir Danby had him arrested but could not connect him wit h the lost investments. William successfully argued that h e was neither a planter nor trader and was in no way in inv olved with his father and brother in the “adventure” that l ost Danby’s money.
    John’s wife, Martha, died and was buried 9 February 1654/ 5 at Birstall, Yorkshire.
    Several individuals named John Batte {Batt, Batts, etc.} we re mentioned in early Virginia land patent records. A Joh n Batte was in Isle of Wight County as early as 1623. Capt . John Batte was but seventeen in 1623.
    John Batte [3524] may have been the John Batts who, with Jo hn Davis, obtained a patent for300 acres at the head of Ch arles City Creek on 2 April 1639. This patent was renewed i n the name of John Davis for 450 acres and Stephen Gill fo r 300 acres showing that John may have returned to England.
    On 7 November 1643, John Batt obtained a patent for 526 acr es in James City County lying at the head of the Eastermon t Branch of Back River. Among his headrights was Dorothy Ba tte. Capt. John Batte was then embroiled in the English Civ il War, so this is likely another one of the name. In 165 4 John Phillips and John Batts secured a patent for500 acre s in Lancaster County. They did not settle the land and Wi lliam Drewegot a patent for it in 1657. (www.virginians.com)

    Married about 1624 in Horkshire, England to Martha Mallory.
    Had 7 children born from 1628-1640.

    Father: Robert Batte b: 6 Jul 1560 in Okewell, Yorkshire, England
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth Parry b: Abt 15 Jul 1582 in Golden Valley, Hertfordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Martha Katherine Mallory b: 1609 in Chester, Cheshire, England
    • Married: 1624-1625 in Birstall, Yorkshire, England
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2014
    1. Has No Children Henry Batte b: 1628 in England
    2. Has No Children John Batte b: 22 Jul 1630 in Bristal Parish, York Co, England
    3. Has Children William Batte b: 15 Jul 1632 in Okewell, Bristal Parish, York, England
    4. Has Children Thomas Batte b: 1634 in Okewell Hall, Yorkshire, England
    5. Has No Children Martha Batte b: 29 Sep 1636 in Bristal Parish, Okewell, Yorkshire, England
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth Batte b: Nov 1638 in Yorkshire, England
    7. Has No Children Robert Batte b: 2 Jun 1640 in Yorkshire, England
    8. Has No Children Mary Batte b: 26 Oct 1641 in Yorkshire, England
    9. Has Children Henry (Capt) Batte b: 1642 in Okewell Hall, Birstall, Yorkshire, England

    1. Abbrev: Ragsdale, Nancy
      Title: "Ragsdale/Murphy Genealogy Database," supplied by Ragsdale , 12/6/2007.
      Author: compiled by Nancy Ragsdale [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
        Name: n/a

        UCLA Research Library
    2. Abbrev: Morrison, Jennifer
      Title: Spain
        Name: n/a

        UCLA Research Library
    3. Abbrev: Bagley, Gailian
      Title: "Bagley Tree," supplied by Bagley, 9-1-2008.
      Author: compiled by Gailian Bagley [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
        Name: n/a

        UCLA Research Library
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