The Batte family descends from Okewell in Yorkshire, England. John Batte was the first to emigrate to America.
John Batte, son of Robert, emigrated to America, chr. 6/24/1606 on Newton Tony, Wiltshire, England,
and died in Henrico or Charles City County, Virginia. The first record of him in Virginia is a 1643 land patent in Charles City County, Virginia. On 8/29/1668, Sir William Berkeley granted to Thomas and Henry Batte, sons of Mr. John Batte, deceased, 5,878 acres on the southside of the James River in Appomattock in Charles City County, beginning at the head of Jordan’s land and Merchant’s Hope, on the southern branch of Charles City Creeke, for the transportation of 118 persons into the Colony. Among those listed were: Roger Mallory, William Batte, Jr., Martha Batte, John Batte Jr., John Batte Sr., Thomas Batte, Henry Batte, Philip Mallory, Nathaniel Mallory, Nathaniel Mallory Jr., William Mallory, Thomas Mallor and Elizabeth Mallory.
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