Henry Soane

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Henry Soane
13th Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
1661–1661
Preceded byTheodorick Bland of Westover
Succeeded byRobert Wynne
Personal details
Born1622
Died1661
Virginia
Spouse(s)Judith Fuller
ChildrenHenry Jr., Judith Soane Randolph, John, Elizabeth, William
ResidenceJames City County, Virginia
OccupationFarmer

Henry Soane (1622–1661) was a Virginia politician and landowner. He emigrated to Virginia around 1651, settling in James City County along the Chickahominy River. He served in the House of Burgesses 1652–55, 1658, and 1660–61, and was its Speaker in 1661.[1] He was married to Judith Fuller,[2] which whom they had five children. He is the great-great grandfather of President Thomas Jefferson.

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  1. ^ Kukla, Jon (1981). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1643–1776. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library. pp. 61-62. ISBN 0-88490-075-4.
  2. ^ McLean, Dabney Neff (1985). Henry Soane, Progenitor of Thomas Jefferson. D.N. McLean. "This collection of abstracts will forcus on his [i.e. Thomas Jefferson] great grandparents Peter Field and Judith Soane, and on his great grandparents Henry Soane and Judith Fuller for whom there are few extant records." (p. 5).