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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Claiborne

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. William Claiborne Marker
Inscription.  Nearby, William Claiborne (1600-1677) built a warehouse about 1631 to support his trading post on Kent Island in Chesapeake Bay. When Maryland seized the island in 1632, Claiborne fought an unsuccessful "naval war." Born in Kent County, England, he had arrived in Virginia in 1621 as the colony's surveyor. He served on the governor's Council (1625-1638), as secretary of state (1626-1637, 1652-1660) and treasurer (1642-1677), as commander of military forces (1644-1645), and, during the Commonwealth period, as a parliamentary commissioner (1652) to secure the surrenders of Virginia and Maryland. In 1680, an act of assembly established Hampton on land he originally owned.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-99.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 1.445′ N, 76° 20.587′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60) and South King
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Carousel Park
Street. This marker is located in Carousel Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); The Hampton Carousel (a few steps from this marker); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Claiborne (1600-c.1677). Exploring Maryland’s Roots (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Brief Background on William Claiborne. The National Society of the Claiborne Family Descendants (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Spelling of Claiborne's Name.
“The name is variously spelled Cleburne, Claiborne, Cleyburne, and Clayborne. The last is the spelling of the old records, in Hening and elsewhere, and seems now to be established, whether
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Internet Archive
3. William Claiborne
from John Esten Cooke, Clayborne, the Rebel in The Magazine of American History, Vol. X, No. 2, August 1883.
it is right or wrong. He himself seems to have signed Claiborne.” -- John Esten Cooke in Clayborne, the Rebel, The Magazine of American History, Vol. X, No. 2, August 1883.
    — Submitted October 25, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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