Twenty-seventh in a series of biographical sketches whose descendants belong to the First Mississippi Company; in honor of the 400th anniversary of the July 30, 1619, meeting of the first representative governmental body in America at the 1617 Church on Jamestown Island
Henry was a Virginia politician and land owner. He lived on Hoggs Island, in Accomack County and settled in James City County along the Chickahominy River. In November 1653, Henry Soane received a patent for 297 acres in James City County on Hoggs Island for transporting six persons: himself, Henry Soane, Jr., Judith Soane, John Soane and Eliza. Altogether, Soane acquired 8500 acres of land in Virginia, mostly for transporting 56 more people to the colony. In 1655, he received permission to employ two Indians.
He served in the House of Burgesses from 1652-1654 and from 1658-1661. He was Speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1661.
First Mississippi Company Descendant of Henry Soane II: Charles David Hill