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  • ID: I4550
  • Name: Thomas LANE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1583 in England 1
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    ID: I3699
    Name: LANE
    Sex: M
    Death:
    Reference Number: 3699
    Note:
    "This old family," says Col. J. B. Hathaway of the Historicaland Genealogical Register of Edenton, N. C., "is one of themost distinguished and influential of the early settlers ofVirginia and North Carolina,"
    It is said to be collaterally descended from Sir Raleigh (Ralph)Lane, who sailed from Plymouth, England, in a vessel fitted upby Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585, and who founded the colony ofRoanoke, then a part of Virginia.
    Captain Lane was a brace and daring young cavalier, the son ofSir Ralph Lane, of Orlinbury, whose wife, nee Parr, was a firstcousin of Catherine Parr, the favored queen of Henry VIII. Lanewas the first English governor in America and although thecolony was broken up by the Croatan Indians, it is generallybelieved that some of them drifted into North Carolina andassisted greatly in building up the commonwealth of that state.
    (General History of the Lanes, of North Carolina and Georgia.Page 619. Historical Collections of the Joseph HabershamChapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol 11. 1902.)
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    The Columbia Encyclopedia gives this account of Sir Ralph lanein America: "Sir Ralph Lane, C. 1530-1603, leader of the colonyof Sir Walter Raleigh, numbering 107 persons, which remained onRoanoke Island, from the summer of 1585 to the summer of 1586,when Sir Frances Drake appeared with his fleet and transportedthem back to England. Lane was favorable impressed with thecountry, but he wished to move to Chesapeake Bay, which hebelieved was a better site. Circumstances prevented this. Hewrote an account published in Hakluyt, "The PrincipalNavigations of the English Nation."
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    Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography. 1896. Editors J. G.Wilson and J. Fiske. Vol. III. D. Appleton and Co., NY. p.607-608.
    LANE, Sir Ralph, governor of Virginia, b. in Northamptonshire,England, about 1530; d. in Ireland in 1604. He was the secondson of Sir Ralph of Orlingbury, and Maud, first cousin ofCatherine Parr, queen of Henry VIII. The son entered thequeen's service in 1563, was an equerry in her court, held acommand in Ireland in 1583-'4, and in 1585, by invitation ofSir Walter Raleigh, took charge of the colony that the latterwas about to send to Virginia. Sir Richard Grenville (q. v.),who commanded the fleet that bore the colony to this country,left Lane with 107 men on Roanoke island, and on 25 Aug.returned to England. Lane at once erected a fort, and began toexplore the coast and rivers of the country within a radius ofabout 100 miles. He soon because convinced that a mistake hadbeen made in settling on Roanoke island on account of thedangerous coast and bad harbor, and resolved to move the colonyto Chesapeake bay as soon as supplies should arrive fromEngland. Provisions soon ran short, there was trouble with theIndians, and Lane and his men finally abandoned the colony on19 June, 1586, returning to England in the fleet of Sir FrancisDrake. Lane served as colonel under Drake in the Portugueseexpedition of 1589, was muster-master general in Ireland in1591, where he was dangerously wounded, and was knighted by thelord deputy in 1593. Several letters of Sir Ralph are preservedin Hakluyt's "Voyages" and Francis L. Hawks's "History of NorthCarolina" (1857), and have been edited by Edward E. Hale in"Archaeologia Americana," vol. iv. (1860). These letters showthat enmity between Lane and Sir Richard Grenville, which beganon the voyage to Virginia, probably had much to do with theformer's abandonment of his enterprise.


    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    Children
    Thomas LANE b: 1634 in Surry County, Virginia
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    ID: I3699
    Name: LANE
    Sex: M
    Death:
    Reference Number: 3699
    Note:
    "This old family," says Col. J. B. Hathaway of the Historicaland Genealogical Register of Edenton, N. C., "is one of themost distinguished and influential of the early settlers ofVirginia and North Carolina,"
    It is said to be collaterally descended from Sir Raleigh (Ralph)Lane, who sailed from Plymouth, England, in a vessel fitted upby Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585, and who founded the colony ofRoanoke, then a part of Virginia.
    Captain Lane was a brace and daring young cavalier, the son ofSir Ralph Lane, of Orlinbury, whose wife, nee Parr, was a firstcousin of Catherine Parr, the favored queen of Henry VIII. Lanewas the first English governor in America and although thecolony was broken up by the Croatan Indians, it is generallybelieved that some of them drifted into North Carolina andassisted greatly in building up the commonwealth of that state.
    (General History of the Lanes, of North Carolina and Georgia.Page 619. Historical Collections of the Joseph HabershamChapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol 11. 1902.)
    *************
    The Columbia Encyclopedia gives this account of Sir Ralph lanein America: "Sir Ralph Lane, C. 1530-1603, leader of the colonyof Sir Walter Raleigh, numbering 107 persons, which remained onRoanoke Island, from the summer of 1585 to the summer of 1586,when Sir Frances Drake appeared with his fleet and transportedthem back to England. Lane was favorable impressed with thecountry, but he wished to move to Chesapeake Bay, which hebelieved was a better site. Circumstances prevented this. Hewrote an account published in Hakluyt, "The PrincipalNavigations of the English Nation."
    *******************
    Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography. 1896. Editors J. G.Wilson and J. Fiske. Vol. III. D. Appleton and Co., NY. p.607-608.
    LANE, Sir Ralph, governor of Virginia, b. in Northamptonshire,England, about 1530; d. in Ireland in 1604. He was the secondson of Sir Ralph of Orlingbury, and Maud, first cousin ofCatherine Parr, queen of Henry VIII. The son entered thequeen's service in 1563, was an equerry in her court, held acommand in Ireland in 1583-'4, and in 1585, by invitation ofSir Walter Raleigh, took charge of the colony that the latterwas about to send to Virginia. Sir Richard Grenville (q. v.),who commanded the fleet that bore the colony to this country,left Lane with 107 men on Roanoke island, and on 25 Aug.returned to England. Lane at once erected a fort, and began toexplore the coast and rivers of the country within a radius ofabout 100 miles. He soon because convinced that a mistake hadbeen made in settling on Roanoke island on account of thedangerous coast and bad harbor, and resolved to move the colonyto Chesapeake bay as soon as supplies should arrive fromEngland. Provisions soon ran short, there was trouble with theIndians, and Lane and his men finally abandoned the colony on19 June, 1586, returning to England in the fleet of Sir FrancisDrake. Lane served as colonel under Drake in the Portugueseexpedition of 1589, was muster-master general in Ireland in1591, where he was dangerously wounded, and was knighted by thelord deputy in 1593. Several letters of Sir Ralph are preservedin Hakluyt's "Voyages" and Francis L. Hawks's "History of NorthCarolina" (1857), and have been edited by Edward E. Hale in"Archaeologia Americana," vol. iv. (1860). These letters showthat enmity between Lane and Sir Richard Grenville, which beganon the voyage to Virginia, probably had much to do with theformer's abandonment of his enterprise.


    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    Children
    Thomas LANE b: 1634 in Surry County, Virginia




    Marriage 1 Alice UNKOWN b: ABT 1595 in England
    • Married: ABT 1615
    Children
    1. Has No Children Joseph LANE
    2. Has No Children Mary LANE
    3. Has Children Thomas LANE b: ABT 1634 in Va

    Sources:
    1. Title: Old Files
      Repository: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Oct 12, 2003
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