The name Poingdestre, the original version of our family name, can be traced back to the isle of Jersey, an ancient rock standing proudly and defiantly off the coast of Normandy.

It is from this isle that George Poingdestre arrived in the Colony of Virginia in 1657 and settled in Middle Plantation (Williamsburg, VA).  Sometime later, with his wife Susannah, he built his plantation home, Criss Cross (or Christ's Cross), which still stands located midway between Williamsburg and Richmond in St. Peter's Parish, Virginia.




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