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WYATT

The Reverend Haute Wyatt (1594-1638), the brother of Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, 1621-1626, and second son of Sir George Wyatt and his wife Lady Jane Finch, arrived in Virginia on the Georgia, on November 18, 1621. He returned to England with his brother in 1626 at the death of his father, but four of his children eventually settled in Virginia.

John Wyatt (1630-1666), the third son, was born in England to Wyatt's second wife, Ann Cox, daughter of John Cox and his wife Ann Lee. He was claimed as a headright by Colonel Thomas Pettus for land patented in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1652. John married Jane Osborne.

Their son William Wyatt, born about 1650, was a resident of New Kent County and among the "inner circle" of the Governor's Council. However, in 1683 he was the first to sign a petition to the Governor, Sir Harry Chicheley, protesting against his peers, the prominent men of his St. Stephens Parish Vestry who "are soe Insulting, and of such Ill diposed and turbulent spirits and despositions, That noe Minister Cann or will stay w'th us or teach among us" and urges that "wee may have the Liberty to Elect and make Cleare by the Gen'll vote of the Inhabitants of our said Parish of such Persons [for a new Vestry]...that will tend to the Glory of God and the Peace and welfare of the whole Parish." William married Rebekah Eivens , the daughter of Richard Eivens, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Perry .

The son of William and Rebecca was John Wyatt, born about 1675. He married Rachel Calloway . Their daughter Elizabeth married Joseph Oates , son of Elizabeth Perry and her second husband, James Oates. In this remarkable relationship, Joseph Oates married the great-granddaughter of his mother by her first marriage.

The grandson of Elizabeth and Joseph Oates, James Oates, married into the Wyatt family again - Mary Ann Wyatt. Her relationship to Elizabeth is now unknown.