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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonist on Neck of Land

 
 
Colonist on Neck of Land panel image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
1. Colonist on Neck of Land panel
Inscription. Early in the 17th century, colonists began settling beyond Jamestown Island. In 1619, for example, Reverend Richard Buck received a patent of land here at Neck of Land, between Mill and Powhatan creeks.

When Buck and his wife died, their mentally disabled son Benomi became a ward of Richard and Jane Kingsmill. According to the 1625 muster, the Kingsmills resided at Neck of Land with their two children and four servants including Edward, “a Negro.” When Elizabeth Buck, Benomi’s sister, married Matthew Page, the property passed to the Page family who ran a plantation here into the eighteenth century.

Colonoware (a type of pottery made by American Indians and Africans in America) found by archaeologists at Neck of Land suggest that either or both groups may have lived on the Page property.
 
Location. 37° 13.173′ N, 76° 46.211′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway one mile east of Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31). Touch for map. This marker is located at the James Information Station. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This land called Tsenacomoco (here,
Land of Neck panels image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
2. Land of Neck panels
next to this marker); On Roads of Water (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonial Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Excellent Good Timber (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Yeardley’s Lot 1620’s (approx. 0.7 miles away); Neck of Land (approx. ¾ mile away); Jamestown (approx. ¾ mile away); A Place of Work (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. On the left of are illustrations of “Making barrels” and “Working in a tobacco field” and a photo of “Colonware pottery sherds”.

On the right is an illustration of “Clearing land, planting seeds”.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Tsenacomoco display image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
3. Tsenacomoco display
Jamestown Information Station image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
4. Jamestown Information Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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