The first coat of arms that I am going to discuss displayed in the church at Jamestown tare those of William Claiborn.
As the monument to him notes, “William Claiborn son of Thomas Cleybourn of Reyford, Kent, Gentleman, and Sara Smith-James. Born 1587 Settled in Virginia 1621 … At Kent Island he made the first settlement within the present boundary of Maryland.”
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