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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,