Person:Christopher Levett (1)

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Christopher Levett
d.1630/1631
m. 1580
  1. Mary Leavitt1575 -
  2. Grace Leavitt1577 -
  3. Anne Leavitt1578 - 1653
  4. Mercy Leavitt1579 -
  5. Percival Levett, Jr.1580 - 1646
  6. Mary Leavitt1581 - 1639
  7. Rutherforth Leavitt1582 - 1584
  8. Grace Leavitt1584 - 1631
  9. Christopher Levett1586 - 1630
m. 17 Apr 1609
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Name Christopher Levett
Alt Name Christopher Leavitt
Alt Name Christopher Leavit
Gender Male
Birth? 1586 Yorkshire, England
Christening[1] 5 Apr 1586 York, West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandAll Saints Pavement
Marriage 17 Apr 1609 to Mercy More
Death[1] 1630/1631
Burial[1] 1631 At Sea, on voyage between New England and England
Ancestral File Number 84SL-CD
Ancestral File Number 21SK-JLF


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Capt. Christopher Levett (1586 – 1630) was an English writer, explorer and naval captain, born at York, England. He explored the coast of New England and secured a grant from the King to settle present-day Portland, Maine, the first European to do so. Levett left behind a group of settlers at his Maine plantation in Casco Bay, but they were never heard from again. Their fate is unknown. As a member of the Plymouth Council for New England, Levett was named the Governor of Plymouth in 1623 and a close adviser to Capt. Robert Gorges in his attempt to found an early English colony at Weymouth, Massachusetts, which also failed. Levett was also named an early governor of Virginia in 1628, according to Parliamentary records at Whitehall.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Christopher Levett, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).