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Wythers Research File
Wythers, (Withers) William (boy) -- 1587 Colonist roster
From Roberta Estes:
Why would there have been three boys with no apparent relatives among the Lost Colonists? I have two clues and a guess.
William Wythers. There were two members of the Taylor family among the Lost Colonists and two others had been here with Lane. One of the latter returned in 1590 with White. In 1592 in London one Robert Taylor married Elizabeth Wythers. There may have been some prior connection or at least acquaintance among the members of the two families.
We have always been disappointed, of course, that John White was unable to prolong his search for the Lost Colony when he returned in 1590. This feeling becomes even stronger when we realize that he had with him three men whose surnames were the same as members of the Lost Colony. There must have been real grief in their hearts when they had to turn away with doubt still clouding their minds. Henry Millett undoubtedly hoped to find Michael Myllet and John Taylor, who surely knew the country well from his stay of a year with Lane, must have been deeply moved to have to turn away without finding Hugh Taylor, and perhaps the boy, William Wythers, who might also have been a relative.
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