The Booker Family Genealogy.
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In the York County records, book 1638-1648, page 434, the following appears: "*** (words worn off) Know unto all men by these presents, that I, Edward Booker *** doe make, constitute, ordayne and appoynt my brother in law, Richard Glover, to be my true and lawfull atturney for me & in my name & to my sole & p'per use to aske, demand, levy, recover and receive all bills, debts and demands due to me the said Booker, within the Collony of Virginia, alsoe to rec. out of the hands of ffrances Cold, all such tob. reced. or bills to be rec'd or whatsoever of mine in his hands & upon denyall of payment, to sue, arrest, implead & imprison any of my debt'rs within the sid collony and upon receipt of any quantity or quantities of tob. to give acquittance for the same & if it seeme good to the s'd Glover to constitute on (e) or more atturneys under & looke what hee or they shall doe or cause to be done in or about the premises. I do ratifie & confirme as if I myselfe weare personally prsent. Witness my hand & seale, second day of September in the Briel, 1648." (Brill in Holland.) EDWARD BOOKER, (the seale.) In the presence of us: Tho. Allen, John Cannart." This Edward Booker was perhaps the father of Richard Booker, of Gloucester County, Virginia. Richard Glover was a London merchant, who had extensive dealings with Virginia. From the earliest land grants in 1623, or thereabouts, down to the Revolution, there was not a land grant to any Booker, except to this immediate family. 2.