17th Century Immigrants Named Cheek or Chick

he first Cheeks associated with the colonization of America were two brothers, Sir Hatton CHEEKE and Sir Thomas CHEEKE, who were early members of the Virginia Company.  Sir Hatton CHEEKE was awarded land under the Second Charter of Virginia, May 23, 1609.  Sir Thomas CHEEKE was a member of the Virginia Company, 1612-1620, and appears on tax lists or rent rolls in 1619 and 1623.  However, there is no evidence that either of these men lived permanently in Virginia or left any descendants there.  Sir Hatton CHEEKE was killed in a duel in Calais, France, in Nov. 1610.  Sir Thomas CHEEKE died in London in 1659.

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