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Page, Mannlocked

(1691–24 January 1731)
  • Betty Crowe Leviner

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Page, Mann (1691–24 January 1731), planter and royal councilor, was born in Gloucester County, Virginia, the son of Matthew Page, a planter and member of the council of Virginia, and Mary Mann, heiress of John Mann of “Timberneck,” Gloucester County. Mann Page inherited wealth and extensive lands from his parents and his grandfather, who had established the family’s social and political position by the time of his death in 1691. The third-generation representative of the family in Virginia, Page was sent back to England to be educated at Eton, where he was admitted in 1706. Three years later, in July 1709, he entered St. John’s College, Oxford, although it is not known how long he stayed. By 1711 he had returned to Virginia and married Judith Wormeley, the daughter of Ralph Wormeley II of “Rosegill,” Middlesex County. With this marriage, Page allied himself with another leading colonial Virginia family. In March 1714 Governor ...

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