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James Watkins


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  • Name James Watkins 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I4328  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

     1. Daniel Watkins
     2. Peregrin Watkins
     3. Henry Watkins,   b. 1585, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Brythonic Gaelic, the name "Watkins" means "little Walt or
      Walter". The suffix "kin" is a diminutive of Walter. This information
      was told to me by a professor of Welsh in a local junior college. He
      has a PhD and is the head of the department. He gave me a book to read
      about Welsh names that was fascinating. "Ap" means "son of" and is
      probably the reason some Welsh names have changes--as "Powell" which
      wasoriginally "Howell", but with the "Ap" was changed to "Powell" (Ap
      Howell= "Powell". says (via David Watkins), I am a direct
      descendant of the Henry Watkins of Henrico County., VA. b. 1637/38 m.
      1658 d. 1714/15. Based on information that was generously sent to me,
      the connection back to England I seek to make is:
      James Watkins b. ?, Wales, Great Britain, Came to the US aboard the
      PHOENIX with Captain John Smith in 1608. James had a son named Henry
      Watkins b. 1585, Wales, Great Britain; and Henry was the father of the
      Henry Watkins which I referenced above.
      James Watkins apparently had three sons who came to America. Per one
      source: "Henry's brother's Peregrin and Daniel, had come to Accomack
      County in 1621, Peregrin aboard the GEORGE. He was 20 years of age (his
      muster of James City in 1624); 'Perregrim Watkinses, age 24, in the
      GEORGE, 1621.' Daniel came aboard the CHARLES to James City County,