ABT 1620 - England
BEF 1649 - Northampton, VA
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Argoll and Frances returned to Virginia. On February 5th, 1638 he patented 500 acres of land in Upper Norfolk County, and listed himself, his wife and eight servants as head rights. Later that year the courts in Accomack and Northampton recorded the boundaries of the land of George Yeardley. In 1639 Argoll received about 3,700 acres on the Eastern Shore from his father's estate. On October 12th, 1640 received another tract of land containing 4,000 acres in Charles River County as a dividend for investments made by George Yeardley in the Southampton Hundred Company. They moved to Northampton County in late 1640.
Argoll was a tobacco planter and also raised cattle. He traded with Native Americans for furs and also had sailing vessels for trading with the other colonies. Argoll served in The Governor's Council from 1639 to 1653. Council members were royally appointed to advise the governor and were part of the General Assembly. They met as part of the House of Burgess until 1643 and then formed an upper house of the state legislature. He was a commissioner of the Northampton Court in 1641 and commander in 1642. He was also involved in the leadership of the county militia, where he rose to the rank of colonel.
Frances died sometime before 1649 and Argoll remarried to Ann Custis.
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