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Rice Hooe

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Rice Hooe (b. c1599) was a Virginia colonist and member of the colonial House of Burgesses in the 1640s. He was born in about 1599.[1][2] He first came to Virginia as early as 1624.[3] He was a Burgess from Shirley Hundred Island in 1632-1633, and emigrated to Virginia in 1635.[1][2] In 1639 he served as county commissioner.[3] He received a grant of 700 acres in James City County along the James River. In 1643, he was granted additional land, increasing his total to 1,969 acres. He was a Burgess for Shirley Hundred Island in 1642 and for Charles City County in 1644, 1645, and 1646. In 1639, he expanded his grant with an adjacent patent of 300 acres.[1][2] In June 1641, together with Walter Austin, Joseph Johnson, and Walter Chiles petitioned to explore land to the south-west of the Appomattake River. He had a son, also named Rice.[1] Either he or his son later moved to Northern Neck.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hayden, Horace Edwin. Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1891. p716
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Stanard, W. G. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents, in Bruce, Philip Alexander, and William Glover Stanard, eds. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 4. Virginia Historical Society., 1896, p427
  3. 3.0 3.1 Games, Alison. Migration and the origins of the English Atlantic World. Harvard University Press, 1999. p111

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