John Compton Brickey stated in his Bible:
"Genealogy of the Brickey family. John the ancestor who came from FRANCE with his wife about the year 1680. His children were John, Jarard, Jincy Mary and Peter."
He did NOT give the wife's name (that is on the records for the settlement of John I the immigrants estate settlement.)
He did NOT say WHERE in France they came from, nor anything about where they might have been after leaving France. The COULD have gone to England or anywhere else they could get passage to if they were indeed fleeing from France.
This record that John Brickey left, (written in 1855) and passed down to his son, and then on down until it now resides in the Gen. room of the Roanoke Library, is the EARLIEST RECORD WE HAVE of the Brickey family. (Except for some of the land records that were found). John Compton Brickey was the 5th generation, born in 1782, so I am sure he had some family lore passed down to him.
Many people have tried to find an immigration record for him, without success.....I am sure there are many Brickey's in other countries, (I know that some are in Canada) but this record that John left is the only thing we have document wise at present to give us a clue. Until someone comes up with an immigration record for the Brickey's, we will never know where they were actualy documented from.
Some of the Brickey desc. did marry into several Huguenot families; Ramey for one.
C. V. Compton used John C. Brickey's record as a source, and C. V.'s articles were written in the 1940's and 1950's...much later than the Brickey Bible/Journal.
Still an unsolved MYSTERY!
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