John Battle was born in England, in about 1634. In England, in about 1652, he married Elizabeth; her maiden name and parents have not been identified. About two years after their marriage, John and Elizabeth Battle immigrated to Nansemond County, Virginia (96), and on 14 Dec 1654, John received a land grant for 200 acres on the West Branch of the Nansimum River for the transport to the Virginia Colony of his wife, Elizabeth Battle, and himself as well as Thomas Nowell, and Robert Wolfe (374).

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Land grant to John Battle, 200 acres, Nansemond County, Virginia, 14 Dec 1654 (374).

On 25 Sep 1663, John Battle was granted 640 acres of land in North Carolina on the westward side of the Paspetanke River (375), and on 25 Sep 1665, he was granted an additional 60 acres of land on the westward side of Paspetanke River, beginning on a point which parts this and land of Mrs. Fortsen, running southwest.

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Land grant to John Battle, North Carolina, 600 acres, 25 Sep 1663 (375).

A son, William Battle, was born to John and Elizabeth Battle in 1682, likely in Pasquotank County of North Carolina. John Battle was about 48 years of age. John and Elizabeth Battle likely also had a daughter Alsey Battle who died young (46).

On 24 Apr 1682, John Battle was granted 580 acres in Kill Mary Swamp in Nansemond County, Virginia for the transport of 12 persons into the Colony (376).

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Land Grant to John Battle, Nansemond County, Virginia, 580 acres, 24 Apr 1682.

John Battle died in about 1690 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Notes and Comments

John Battle may have been born in Yorkshire, England in about 1634. His parents may have been William Battell and Margaret Dukes (43).

A 14 Dec 1654 land grant to John Battell is assumed to have been to John Battle.

Sources

96. Virkus, Frederick A. (Editor). Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1964. (Database: U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Ancestry.com)

374. Land Grant to John Battle. 200 acres on the West Branch of Nansimum River, 14 Dec 1654. Virginia Colonial Land Office Patents, 1623-1774, Volume 3, 1652-1665, Page 216. Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.  (Image on file)

375. Land Grant to John Battle. 640 acres on the Western Side of the Paspetank River, 25 Sep 1663. Land Office Patents Number 4, 1655–1664, Reel 4, Page 585. Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. (Images: Library of Virginia. Image on file.)

376. Land Grant to John Battle. 580 acres in Kill Mary Swamp, Nansemond County, Virginia, 24 Apr 1682. Land Office Patents Number 7, 1679-1689, Volumes 1 & 2, Reel 7, Page 172. Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. (Images: Library of Virginia. Image on file).