3 Dec 2006, 6:23 p.m. - JWB

FFV kin? "Martha's(Washington) first father-in-law and Daniel Parke Custis' father was John Custis IV. As far as my(Helen Bryan)research revealed, the Custis family of Virginia , though of English origin, had owned a well known inn in Holland prior to emigrating to Virginia colony probably around 1640." http://www.eardley.org/letters/robertf/robertfrancis5.htm An Edmund Custis b 1623 Gloucestershire England to Henry Custis & Joan Powell. His mother, Joan, died 1661 in Rotterdam, Holland thus establishing posible connection. http://www.hdhdata.org/roots/d3011.shtml

12 Dec 2006, 7:37 p.m. - Pedro

Custis, Edmund Merchant, of St. Dionis Backchurch; he lived for some time in the 60's and70's in Bruges. In 1679-80, when Pepys was accused of treason, he supplied useful information against Scott, his accuser. L&M Companion


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