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Re: Morgan BRYAN and Martha STRODE
Posted by: Leland Garton (ID *****1628) Date: July 07, 2010 at 17:44:25
In Reply to: Morgan BRYAN and Martha STRODE by Dorthy MACK of 8664



Descendants of Capt. John Bryan Sr.

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First Generation

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1. Capt. John Bryan Sr. was born in 1546 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland and died before 1610 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1546, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. We could not prove the parents of this John Bryan. John Bryan was a fisherman and removed to Rotterdam with his family. It is apparent from the scant records in Ireland that John's youngest son most likely inherited the property in Milltown Malbay, as there are no other records of the family living there except the first four children born to William and his first wife, Catherine Morgan.

John married Marian Ashelford on 2 Jul 1573 in Uffculme, , Devonshire, England. Marian was born in 1551 in Uffculme, , Devonshire, England and died before 1610 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1551, Uffculme, , Devonshire, England. We could not prove the parents of Marian, she was a spinster of legal age when she married John Bryan.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M i. John Bryan Jr. was born in 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 18 Nov 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1638 in Matapany, Maryland at age 63.


John married Elizabeth Garnett (d. Bef 1650) on 18 Oct 1625 in Folkingham, , Lincolnshire, England.

+ 3 F ii. Maria Bryan was born in 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 21 Jan 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1629 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland at age 51.


Maria married Capt. James Turner (d. Bef 1635) on 14 Nov 1596 in Saint Margaret Lothbury Parish, London, , Greater London, England.

+ 4 M iii. Capt. Richard Bryan was born in 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 14 Jan 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1640 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India.


Richard married Margaret Parkinson (d. AAfter 1640) on 4 May 1613 in St. James Church, Clerkenwell, , Middlesex, England.

+ 5 M iv. Capt. Francis Bryan was born in 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 27 Jan 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died before 1650 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India.


+ 6 M v. Capt. William Bryan was born in 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 29 Jun 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia.


William married Catherine Morgan (d. Bef 26 Nov 1634) on 17 Sep 1618 in Old Flemish Parish Lion Street, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

William next married Catherine Thatcher (d. After 1672) on 26 Nov 1634 in Northolt, , Middlesex, England.


Second Generation (Children)

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2. John Bryan Jr. (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 18 Nov 1575 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1638 in Matapany, Maryland at age 63.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1575, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. John was a sailor, not a Ship Captain, Mate, or Navigator. He hired out to the Barker Family of London. He landed 1622 in Virginia aboard the Bonaventure, but departed with it. He was a sailor aboard the Ark or Dove and landed with Calvert in Maryland 1634, and died there 1638.

• Proof: 1622, Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about John Bryan
Name: John Bryan
Year: 1622
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6496
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, John
Page: 277

• Proof: 1634, Maryland. Briant, Bryant, John
1:37-38 Film No.:
Transported 1634
Transcript. AB&H:66
MSA SC 4341-
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John was killed by a falling tree on the Mattapany River.

• He died in 1638 in Metapany, Maryland. John died when a tree being cut down fell on him.

John married Elizabeth Garnett on 18 Oct 1625 in Folkingham, , Lincolnshire, England. Elizabeth was born in 1588 in Folkingham, , Lincolnshire, England and died before 1650 in Charles County, Maryland.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1588, Folkingham, , Lincolnshire, England. Elizabeth was the widow of mariner Capt. John Stafford of Folkingham, aged 42 years when she married John Bryan Jr. Her maiden name was Garnett, and we could not prove her parents. She also went by the names of Ann, and Anne.

3. Maria Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 21 Jan 1578 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died in 1629 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland at age 51.


Maria married Capt. James Turner on 14 Nov 1596 in Saint Margaret Lothbury Parish, London, , Greater London, England. James was born in 1574 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland, was christened on 10 Oct 1574 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland, and died before 1635 in Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland.

Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1574, Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland. James was the son of mariner Edward Turner and his wife, Margaret Beverage of Dunfermline - His father owned part of a ship repair facility in Rotterdam.

4. Capt. Richard Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 14 Jan 1580 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1640 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1580, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. Richard was certified Ship Captain and Master 1607 in London by Capt. Henry Barker. He went to India with his younger brother Francis in 1611.

Richard married Margaret Parkinson on 4 May 1613 in St. James Church, Clerkenwell, , Middlesex, England. Margaret was born in 1584 in Morecambe, , Lancashire, England and died AAfter 1640 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India at age 56.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1584, Morecambe, , Lancashire, England. Margaret was a widow aged 27 when she married Richard Bryan. We could not prove her parents or her first husband, or any children born by him.

5. Capt. Francis Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 27 Jan 1582 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died before 1650 in Fort St. George, , Tamil Nådu, India.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1582, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. Francis was certified as Ship Captain and Master in Rotterdam by Capt. Nicholas Washington II June 14, 1609. He hired out to the Washington family and served the East India Trade. He did not marry in Rotterdam or England thereto, he may have married in India. He was master of one of the ships that landed at Masulipatam India in 1611.

6. Capt. William Bryan (John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, was christened on 29 Jun 1588 in Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England, and died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia.


Noted events in his life were:

• Family: William had the following siblings:

1. John 18 Nov 1575 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
2. Maria 21 Jan 1578 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
3. Richard 14 Jan 1580 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
4. Francis 27 Jan 1582 Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
5. William 29 Jun 1588 enuerated this record

• Information: 1588, Buckland Monachorum, , Devonshire, England. William was the son of mariner John Bryan and his wife, Marian Ashelford, of Buckland Monachorum - His parents married July 2, 1573 at Uffculme Devonshire England. William was certified as Master and Ship Captain by Capt. William Barker in London in May 1614.
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We have accessed a considerable number of resources attempting to prove this man and his family. We assumed the extant data circulated about this Bryan family to be correct, and followed it accordingly. Then we began finding bits and pieces of information that suggested the accepted historical pedigree was suspect. We then turned our attention to locate sound proofs of the family the Bryan family of Cheddington in Buckinghamshire. We followed Sir Francis Bryan throughout his lifetime and there is tons of extant data in England and Ireland whereas there is no doubt about him, or his second wife. Serious doubt exists however about Sir Francis Bryan leaving descendants by his second wife, Lady Joan Fitzgerald. We turned to the latest published book that proves Armorial Bearings of the United Kingdom's antique heraldry, and the trusted Burkes publication proved that Sir William Smith that went to Ireland in service to his country did in fact exist, and he married Bridget Fleetwood.

Sir William Smith was born circa 1550, and he was the son of George Smith and his wife, Isabella. He married Bridget Fleetwood, daughter of Thomas Fleetwood in 1590. Sir William died in 1626; however, he was a peer of Sir Francis Bryan Jr., born 1550; therefore, ruling out any possibility that he could have married his peer's daughter. Then the proof that cannot be denied - Sir William Smith and Bridget, had four children, Sir William Smith Jr., Elizabeth Smith, Bridget Smith, and Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt. They did not have a daughter Anne…. Moreover, he did not have a sister named Ann. Next we went searching to prove the lady Sir Francis Bryan Jr. married, only to learn that there was no Sir Francis Bryan II according to the estate record of Lady Joan Fitzgerald.

We next started searching for an early source of the extant assumed pedigree of this family, and located the following source published by Mr. James William Shearer of Somerville, New Jersey in his book in 1915. The following quote from page, 11:

"William Smith (?) Bryan, m. -----, A landholder in Ireland, probably Claire co. when Cromwell Invaded Ireland in 1650; transported as a "rebellious subject" to the American colonies, with his family of eleven sons and a ship's load of goods and chattels. He settled in Gloucester co., Va.
1) Francis (?), m. -----. The oldest of the 11 sons. 9 unk.
2) Morgan 1st, who was in Norfolk in 1663, was probably one of his sons."

That quote is the earliest published reference to William Smith Bryan we located. Until that find, we could not locate any record in England, Scotland, or Ireland that identified anyone named … William Smith Bryan. Anyone researching this family should have seen red flags because of the specific reference that the second child was named, Morgan, but he was much too young to be Morgan Bryan who married Martha Strode. We also read the book, The Spear and the Spindle: "Ancestors of Sir Francis Bryan," by Terry A. Fuller. We were disillusioned as there were assertions, but no proofs or dates.

At this juncture in our research we had then proven William Bryan's 2nd wife, but not his first wife, whom was unknown until we discovered a christening record of a mariner family living in Ireland. The dates fit, but the record ended with four children, and it identified them, as the children of a William Bryan, mariner. The record did not prove his wife.

Hard records are sufficient in number in Virginia to validate children born to William and his wives. We do not include prior published data about this family by several different researchers, for their published pedigree presentations was not based on facts; instead, the published data was based on Family Legend and Lore, but no extant evidence for the first generation.
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The exact date when William and his family made Virginia their home was not recorded, but upon arrival he had ten sons and two daughters, for one daughter had already married and left home. Nine of his children were christened in Copenhagen, per the record as now published for descendant use.

William and his family landed west of Mobjack Bay near Gloucester Point, which is near the conflux of the York River and Chesapeake Bay. The land area was then in York County in 1650 the logical year of their arrival. It would become Gloucester County when it formed from York in 1651. His heir apparent and eldest son, Morgan Bryan I, had been living in Virginia since 1642, and was familiar with the Virginia Colonial system, which would be a significant benefit in settling this family in their new home.

In this record we show eleven sons and three daughters born to William and wives and we believe there was another son, but we do not have any credible evidence; therefore, we omitted him from this record. We prove their respective spouses, years of birth and death, place of birth and death, and any Key children that we believe conflated and or situated in the wrong descendant line. We had one significant error in the two books published, Boone Volume I and Boone Volume II. Those errors corrected herein this record. We attributed the wrong Edward Bryan to this Captain William Bryan.

• Proof: 12 Dec 1626, London, , Greater London, England. To further substantiate and document the historical Pedigree and Family Record of this family the following proofs used to confront and challenge the existing Family Record and Purported Pedigree of this William Bryan, by Bryan Family researchers since 1915 and publication of the book who married twice, and had fourteen children by his two wives.

Sir William Smith was born circa 1550. He was the son of George Smith and Isabella (?). He married Bridget Fleetwood, daughter of Thomas Fleetwood, in 1590. He died in December 12, 1626. Sir William Smith gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Army in Ireland. He held the office of Sheriff of Essex from 1615 to 1616. He lived at Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Essex England. Sir William Smith died with a will in place written the day he died December 12, 1626, and he identified his four children born to him and his wife Bridget Fleetwood in his will … as follows….

1. Sir William Smith II, died March 5, 1631 He married, firstly, Helen Conway, daughter of Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway of Conway Castle, on 9 April 1627.1 He married, secondly, Anne Croft, daughter of Edward Croft, in 1631.1 He died on 5 March 1631. Sir William Smith lived at Ankerwycke Priory, Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire England.

2. Elizabeth Smith - She married Sir William Spring on 1 November 1610.

3. Bridget Smith - She married Sir Robert Jocelyn, son of Richard Jocelyn and Joyce Atkinson. She died circa January 1662/63. She was buried on 24 January 1662/63.

4. Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bart. - He was the son of Sir William Smith and Bridget Fleetwood. He married, firstly, Joan Altham, daughter of Sir Edward Altham and Joan Leventhorpe, before 1633. He married, secondly, Hon. Beatrice Annesley, daughter of Francis Annesley, 1st Viscount Valentia and Dorothy Philipps, after 1664. He died on 5 May 1668. He was buried on 14 May 1668 at Theydon Mount, Essex, England. His will (dated 30 April 1668) was probated on 11 June 1668. Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Bt. was admitted to Gray's Inn on 5 February 1619/20. He inherited the estate of Hill Hall from his nephew, Edward Smith. He was Lord of the manor of Thaxted, and owned Horham Hall in Thaxted. He was created 1st Baronet Smith, of Hill Hall, co. Essex England on 28 November 1661. He held the office of High Sheriff of Essex from 1663 to 1664. He had ten other children by his first wife.

Sir Francis Bryan died February 2, 1550 at Clonmel Ireland, and married Lady Joan Fitzgerald before 28 Aug 1548, and had two children by her, but neither survived their father.

Sources:

1. Will of Sir William Smith probated December 12, 1626 Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England

2. George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 234.

3. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 462.

• He died after 1656 in Gloucester County, Virginia. William died in Gloucester County Virginia, but there is no record whatsoever that we could locate to prove same.

William married Catherine Morgan on 17 Sep 1618 in Old Flemish Parish Lion Street, Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Catherine was born in 1594 in Tredgar, , Monmouthshire, Wales and died before 26 Nov 1634 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1594, Tredgar, , Monmouthshire, Wales. Catherine was the daughter of Thomas Morgan and his wife, Catherine Herbert of Tredgar Monmouthshire Wales. Her father was a merchant, and held property in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M i. Capt. Morgan Bryan I was born in 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 14 Aug 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in Jun 1682 in Gloucester County, Virginia at age 61.


Morgan married Alice Barker (d. Bef 1690) in 1650 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

+ 8 M ii. David Bryan Sr. was born in 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 May 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1681 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia at age 58.


David married Alice Needham (d. Bef 3 Feb 1708) in 1649 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England.

+ 9 F iii. Catherine Bryan was born in 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 11 Dec 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1714 in Norfolk County, Virginia at age 90.


Catherine married Capt. Alexander Mathews Sr. (d. Bef 23 May 1713) in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark.

+ 10 M iv. John Bryan was born in 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 Feb 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died before 21 Sep 1711 in Norfolk County, Virginia.


John married Sarah Berryman (d. Bef 1711).

William next married Catherine Thatcher, daughter of James Thatcher Gent and Elizabeth Lusher, on 26 Nov 1634 in Northolt, , Middlesex, England. Catherine was born in 1613 in Willingdon, , Sussex, England, was christened on 23 Nov 1613 in Willingdon, , Sussex, England, and died after 1672 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1613, Willingdon, , Sussex, England. Catherine was the daughter of mariner James Thatcher and his wife, Elizabeth Lusher. Her parents married June 10, 1610 at Chaunton in Sussex. When her parents married, her father was a wealthy yeoman and ship owner of Willingdon, London, Letcombe Regis County Berks, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. She was a spinster age 21, but her parents both gave consent to her marriage. Members of her Thatcher family was early to the Plymouth Colony and New England, and she had relatives living on St. Nevis & St. Kitts, and Bermuda. Catherine's nephew Richard Lusher landed in Virginia 1681, and his descendants eventually settled in what would become West Virginia. Check the Great Migration to learn about her cousin Lt. Elezar Lusher of Dedham Massachusetts.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 F i. Elizabeth Bryan was born in 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 17 May 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Surry County, Virginia.


Elizabeth married John Berryman (d. 1711) in 1682 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

+ 12 M ii. James Bryan was born in 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Jul 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died in 1733 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina at age 96.


James married Sarah Duck (d. Bef 1730) on 2 Mar 1668 in St. Dunstan Parish, Stepney, , Middlesex, England.

+ 13 M iii. Henry Bryan was born in 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 22 Sep 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1700 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland.


Henry married Agnes Dicke (d. 1709) on 23 Oct 1660 in Torryburn, , Fife, Scotland.

+ 14 M iv. Roger Bryan was born in 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 16 Feb 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 15 Jun 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.


Roger married Dorothy Clements (d. Bef 1708) before 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

+ 15 M v. Capt. William Bryan was born in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 11 Dec 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea.


William married Joan Church (d. After 1720) on 10 May 1669 in Berkeley, , Gloucestershire, England.

+ 16 M vi. Capt. Richard Bryan was born in 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 2 May 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.


Richard married Florence Davis on 22 Sep 1672 in St. Phillip & St. Jacob's Parish, Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England.

+ 17 F vii. Margaret Bryan was born in 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Dec 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Charleston, South Carolina.


Margaret married John Wright (d. After 1720).

+ 18 M viii. Thomas Bryan Sr. was born in 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 1 Apr 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1 Aug 1718 in Richmond County, Virginia.


Thomas married Eleanor Wright (d. Bef 2 Apr 1719).

+ 19 M ix. Capt. Edward Bryan was born in 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 23 Mar 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.


Edward married Elizabeth Lingwood (d. Bef 1720) on 29 Oct 1676 in Acle, , Norfolk, England.

+ 20 M x. Ensign Francis Bryan was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Nansemond County, Virginia.


Francis married Sarah Burchett (d. After 1715) after 3 Aug 1698 in Nansemond County, Virginia.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)

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7. Capt. Morgan Bryan I (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 14 Aug 1621 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in Jun 1682 in Gloucester County, Virginia at age 61.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1621, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. Morgan was the son of William Bryan and his wife, Catherine Morgan, of County Clare. If this man was not the son of Capt. William Morgan, then family and all other researchers must overcome and validate two records included herein. Those records are: The immigration record proofs for Morgan Bryan and his wife Alice as are included as proofs for this man and his wife. Morgan was certified as Master and Ship Captain in Charles City Virginia June 11, 1646 by Capt. Henry Barker, cousin of Morgan's wife, Alice.

• He immigrated in 1642 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1642
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.

• Proof: 10 Oct 1642, Charles River County, Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Morgan Bryan
Name: Morgan Bryan
Year: 1642
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Morgan
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page: 135
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John Beale claimed the head right of Morgan Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 400 acres in Charles River County Virginia dated October 10, 1642.

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., I, pg 135

Morgan married Alice Barker in 1650 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Alice was born in 1624 in Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England, was christened on 10 Dec 1624 in Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England, and died before 1690 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1624, Firsby, , Lincolnshire, England. Alice was the daughter of mariner William Barker of Firsby, Brugge, Brussels and Virginia. She was of the northern branch of the family, but part of the same family that established in Charles City County Virginia.

• She immigrated in 1643 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Alice Morgan
Name: Alice Morgan
Year: 1643
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Morgan, Alice
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.
Page: 231


Children from this marriage were:

+ 21 M i. Morgan Bryan II was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1723 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium at age 72.


Morgan married Frances Gwynne (d. 1716) in 1678 in Port Royal, , Kingston, Jamaica.

+ 22 M ii. Capt. Henry Bryan was born in 1654 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1721 in Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England at age 67.


+ 23 M iii. Edward Bryan Sr. was born in 1663 in London, , Greater London, England and died in 1739 in Craven County, North Carolina at age 76.


Edward married Christian Council (d. 1743).

8. David Bryan Sr. (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 May 1623 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1681 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia at age 58.


Noted events in his life were:

• Family: Family - all children born Isle of Wight County Virginia

David - enumerated this record
William - enumerated this record
John - m: Sarah King 1676 in England
Sarah - m: Joseph Meridith
James - m: Margaret Embry 1684 in England
Katherine - m: John Kensy


• Information: 1623, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. David operated a ship repair business in Isle of Wight County. We know he was a qualified navigator and sailor, but he was not certified as Master or Ship Captain.

David married Alice Needham, daughter of Sir Robert Needham 1st Viscount Kilmorey and Catherine Robinson, in 1649 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England. Alice was born in 1628 in Shavington, , Shropshire, England and died before 3 Feb 1708 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

• Estate: 3 Feb 1708, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Alice, Sr. Bryan
Name: Alice, Sr. Bryan
Date: 3 Feb 1708
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Francis Denson. Leg.-son James; son John; daughter Sarah Meredith the wife of Joseph Meredith; granddaughter Frances Denson the daughter of my son John; grandsons John and William the sons of my son John; grandson John Kensy, son of my daughter Kath
Description: Witness
Book_Date: 2-496
Prove Date: 2 May 1709


Children from this marriage were:

+ 24 M i. David Bryan Jr. was born in 1657 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died in 1724 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 67.


David married Margaret Forbush (d. 1732).

+ 25 M ii. William Bryan was born in 1659 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died in 1722 in Perquimans Precinct, North Carolina at age 63.


William married Alice Macland (d. 1720) on 16 Jun 1688 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

9. Catherine Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 11 Dec 1624 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died in 1714 in Norfolk County, Virginia at age 90.


Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1624, Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland. Cathereine and Alexander lived in Rotterdam for several years but her father was still living when they landed in Virginia.

Catherine married Capt. Alexander Mathews Sr. in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Alexander was born in 1628 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland, was christened on 13 Jul 1628 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland, and died before 23 May 1713 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1628, Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland. Alexander was the son of mariner Thomas Mathew of Longside, we could not prove his mother.

• Estate: 23 May 1713, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Catherine Mathews
Name: Catherine Mathews
Date: 23 May 1713
Location: Isle of Wight
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Alexander Mathews. Of ye Lower Parish. Leg.-daughter Sarah Fulgham; to my three grandchildren, Thomas, A---- and Catharine Joyner; son Alexander Matthews; wife Catherine. Exs., wife and son Alexander.
Description: Executor
Book_Date: 2-36


Children from this marriage were:

+ 26 M i. Capt. Alexander Mathews Jr. was born in 1643 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died in 1728 in Longside, , Aberdeen, Scotland at age 85.


Alexander married Margaret Harland (d. 1743) on 19 Nov 1684 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia.

+ 27 F ii. Mary Catherine Mathews was born in 1648 in Rotterdam, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died on 23 May 1713 in St. Mary's County, Maryland at age 65.


Mary married Robert Joyner (d. Bef 12 Nov 1672).

+ 28 F iii. Sarah Mathews was born in 1651 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Charles City County, Virginia.


Sarah married Capt. John Fulgham (d. Bef 7 Jun 1701).

10. John Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, was christened on 19 Feb 1626 in Milltown Malbay, Clare, Munster, Ireland, and died before 21 Sep 1711 in Norfolk County, Virginia.


Noted events in his life were:

• Family: Family - all children born Lower Norfolk County Virginia

William b: 1655 - m: Alice Needham - enumerated this record
Lewis b: 1660 - m: Elizabeth Hunter - enumerated this record
Joseph b: 1664 - m: Jane Cockran - enumerated this record

• Virginia Land Grant: 15 Oct 1652, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 15 October 1652.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: County location not given.
Description: 168 acres on a branch of Nansemum River called the Indian creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 115 (Reel 2).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Virginia Land Grant: 18 Mar 1662, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 18 March 1662.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Norfolk County.
Description: 200 acres at the South side of the Western branch of Nansemond River, lying at the South side of the Indian Creek.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 123 (Reel 5).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Subject -Geographic Norfolk County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Land Lease Renewal: 17 Aug 1664, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 17 August 1664.
Gen. note Formerly gtd. him on Octr. 15 1652. renewed.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: County location not given.
Description: 168 acres on a branch of Nancemond River called the Indian Creek. .
Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 423 (Reel 5).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia
Subject -Geographic Virginia -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives

• Virginia Land Grant: 20 Apr 1682, Nansemond County, Virginia. Title Bryan, John.
Publication 20 April 1682.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Nansemond County.
Description: 470 acres on the heads of the branches of the Southern branch of Nansemond.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 133 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Nansemond County.
Subject -Geographic Nansemond County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Nansemond County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Estate: 1711, Norfolk County, Virginia. John died and gave a noncupative will on his deathbed....

John married Sarah Berryman, daughter of Capt. Willam Berryman and Eleanor Hold. Sarah was born in 1637 in Accomack County, Virginia and died before 1711 in Surry County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1637, Accomack County, Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of William Berryman who died 1648 Northampton County Virginia, and she was the aunt of Robert Berryman, Clerk of Isle of Wight County Virginia in 1729, and the sister of John Berryman who died 1711 in Surry County Virginia. Her father was a wealthy merchant, and ship owner.

• Proof: 28 Jun 1648, Northampton County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Title Berryman, William.
Publication 1648.
Gen. note Part of index to Northampton County Wills and Administrations (1632-1800)
Note p. 14. Inv. of estate ordered [28 Jan. 1654]
p. 145a-146. Inv. & appr. rec. 23 Oct. 1648.
p. 146-146a. Accounts rec. 28 June 1648.
Note Deeds, Wills, Etc., No. 3, 1645-1651 (Reel 3)
Subject - Personal Berryman, William.
Subject -Geographic Northampton County (Va.)
Genre/Form Estate inventories.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M i. William Bryan was born in 1658 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died before 23 Sep 1742 in Northampton County, North Carolina.


William married Alice Needham (d. After 1 Jan 1743) in Norfolk County, Virginia.

+ 30 M ii. Lewis Bryan was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1740 in Bertie County, North Carolina at age 78.


Lewis married Elizabeth Hunter (d. 1732).

+ 31 M iii. Joseph Bryan Sr. was born in 1664 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died on 9 Feb 1732 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 68.


Joseph married Jane Cockran (d. After 1740).

11. Elizabeth Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 17 May 1635 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Surry County, Virginia.


Elizabeth married John Berryman, son of Capt. Willam Berryman and Eleanor Hold, in 1682 in Norfolk County, Virginia. John was born in 1634 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium and died in 1711 in Surry County, Virginia at age 77.

Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1634, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. John married Tomasine Meadland June 19, 1671 at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Exeter Devonshire. John had at least two sons by her, Robert, who was clerk of court for Isle of Wight County Virginia for several years, and Augustine who married Anne Hunnicutt and died 1736 Surry County Virginia. John married 2nd, Elizabeth Bryan, daughter of William Bryan and his wife, Catherine Thacher.

• Estate: 1711, Surry County, Virginia. Title Berryman, John.
Publication 1711
Gen. note Part of index to Surry County Wills and Administrations (1652 - 1850)
Note Deeds, Wills, Etc. 6, 1709-1715, p. 82
Subject - Personal Berryman, John.
Subject -Geographic Surry County (Va.)
Genre/Form Wills.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.

12. James Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Jul 1637 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died in 1733 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina at age 96.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1637, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. James is the first of this family to live to near 100 years or beyond. James went to Belgium for his education after cutting his teeth as a planter in 1660. Upon competition he visited London and met his wife, then returned to Virginia

• Virginia Land Grant: 16 Apr 1683, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 16 April 1683.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 315 acres between Kingsale swamp and the main Blackwater. Beg.g at a pine William Mayo's corner tree in Richard Booth's line.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 252 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Mayo, William.
Booth, Richard.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Proof: 20 Apr 1687, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Sumerell, John.
Publication 20 April 1687.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 420 acres between the lands of Gyles Limscot, Thomas Man, Wm. Mayo, Richard Booth, Bridgman Joyner, and James Bryan; on the Blackwater branches.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 573 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Sumerell, John. grantee.
Limscot, Gyles.
Man, Thomas.
Mayo, Wm.
Booth, Richard.
Joyner, Bridgman.
Bryan, James.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Virginia Land Grant: 20 Oct 1689, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 20 October 1689.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 762 acres beg.g &c. by the Blackwater River, East 12 pos. to Jos. Vicks Corner tree.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 8 (Reel 8).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Vicks, Jos.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Virginia Land Grant: 29 Oct 1702, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. Title Bryan, James.
Publication 28 October 1702.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Isle of Wight County.
Description: 100 acres on the South side of the main Blackwater. Beg.g at the mouth of a branch in Nottawav swamp.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 468 (Reel 9).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, James. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Estate: 1733, Bertie Precinct, North Carolina. The will of James Bryan, proved 1733 Bertie County North Carolina - Can only be obtained fom the North Carolina Secretary of States Office - Location: Shelf 876, Folio 297.

James married Sarah Duck on 2 Mar 1668 in St. Dunstan Parish, Stepney, , Middlesex, England. Sarah was born in 1644 in Wandsworth, , Greater London, England, was christened on 3 Sep 1644 in Wandsworth Parish, Wandsworth, , Greater London, England, and died before 1730 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1644, Wandsworth, , Greater London, England. Sarah was the daughter of Edmund Duck, we could not prove her mother. Sarah's father was a goldsmith, origianally from Belgium.

13. Henry Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 22 Sep 1638 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1700 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1638, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Henry was a mainer.

• Proof: 12 Nov 1698, London, , Greater London, England. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Public Record Office Class E 207/100 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Affidavits - 1698 - Exchequer King's Remembrancer. Class List vol. I, p. 50

Memoranda on arrest of tobacco for avoidance of duties. In Latin

Memoranda of Henry Bryan and John Kemp
November 12,1698
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Research Note:
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John Kemp was a Maryland tobacco planter, and lived in Talbot County Maryland - Henry's grandson William Joyner Jr. married John and Mary Kemp's daughter Elizabeth.

Henry married Agnes Dicke on 23 Oct 1660 in Torryburn, , Fife, Scotland. Agnes was born in 1639 in Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland, was christened on 20 Jan 1639 in St. Andrews And St. Leonards Parish, Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland, and died in 1709 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 70.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1639, Saint Andrews, , Fife, Scotland. Agnes was the daughter of Thomas Dicke and his wife, Janet Simpson, of Saint Andews.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 32 F i. Mary Bryan was born in 1662 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1734 in Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland at age 72.


Mary married William Joyner Sr. (d. 1729).

14. Roger Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 16 Feb 1640 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 15 Jun 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1639, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Roger married Dorothy Clements before May 1670 of Lower Norfolk County Virginia. He died with a will in place proved 1708 in Norfolk County Virginia.

• Virginia Land Grant: 30 Oct 1686, Norfolk County, Virginia. Title Bryan, Roger.
Publication 30 October 1686.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Norfolk County.
Description: 350 acres lying on the Southward side of the western branch of Elizaberh River, adjoins land of Thomas Smith, Bower's land alias Brambles, the land of Sparrow, &c.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 523 (Reel 7).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal Bryan, Roger. grantee.
Smith, Thomas,
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Subject -Geographic Norfolk County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

• Estate: 15 Jun 1708, Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Roger, Sr. Bryan
Name: Roger, Sr. Bryan
Date: 1 May 1708
Location: Norfolk County, VA
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
Remarks: Roger Bryan Senr of County of Norfo, Virga. Book 8 f. 14. Dated 1 May 1708. Proved 15 June 1708. . . . my loving Son Roger Bryan Junr to be my whole & Sole Execr & trustee of my said Estate . . . to my daughter Dorothy Wakefield one Shilling . . . t
Description: Testator
Book_Date: 8-14
Prove Date: 15 Jun 1708

Roger married Dorothy Clements before 1670 in Norfolk County, Virginia. Dorothy was born in 1641 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia and died before 1708 in Norfolk County, Virginia.

15. Capt. William Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 11 Dec 1642 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1642, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. William apprenticed as a mariner under the Barker family of Charles City Virginia, he was certified by Capt. Jonathan Steel of Port Tobacco Maryland May 1677. We know nothing about any children born to Joan and William.

• He immigrated in 1654 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about William Bryan
Name: William Bryan
Year: 1654
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6220
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, William
Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page: 304
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Abraham Moone claimed the head right of William Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 600 acres dated november 1, 1654.

Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol., I, pg 304

• He died before 10 Apr 1703 at Sea. William died at sea when his ship, The Expedition, disappeared.

William married Joan Church on 10 May 1669 in Berkeley, , Gloucestershire, England. Joan was born in 1647 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1647, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Joan was the daughter of Richard Church and his wife, Frances Gwynne of Wales. her father was a merchant in Brugge. She was a spinster aged 22 years when she married William Bryan.

16. Capt. Richard Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 2 May 1644 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died after 1720 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1644, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Richard apprenticed as a mariner under the Barker family of Charles City Virginia. He was certified by Capt. Jonathan Steele of Port Tobacco Maryland June 1670. We know nothing about any children born to Florence and Richard.

• He immigrated in 1654 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Richard Bryan
Name: Richard Bryan
Year: 1654
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 2772
Primary Immigrant: Bryan, Richard
Annotation: Includes 25,000 names from records of the Virginia State Land Office. Excerpts of the Irish names from the Greer list were published in no. 6258, O'Brien, Early Immigrants to Virginia....
Source Bibliography: GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666. Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982.
Page: 50
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Christopher Boor claimed the head right of Richard Bryan and used it to obtain a patent of 300 acres in Westmoreland County Virginia dated June 10, 1654.

Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol., I, pg 304

Richard married Florence Davis on 22 Sep 1672 in St. Phillip & St. Jacob's Parish, Bristol, , Gloucestershire, England. Florence was born in 1649 in Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1649, Brugge, , Brabant, Belgium. Florence was the daughter of goldsmith, Robert Davis, originally of Bristol. We could not prove her mother, or her christening. She was a spinster aged 23 when she married Richard Bryan.


17. Margaret Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 9 Dec 1645 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1710 in Charleston, South Carolina.


Margaret married John Wright. John was born in 1642 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died after 1720 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1642, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. John was the son of Thomas Wright of Lower Norfolk County Virginia, we could not prove his mother. John and Margaret migrated to South Carolina before 1700. We know nothing about any children born to them. John remarried a lady named Jane after Margaret died.

• South Carolina Land Grant: 13 Jan 1711, Berkeley County, South Carolina. Details
Series: S213019
Volume: 0039
Page: 00104
Item: 001
Date: 1/13/1711
Description: WRIGHT, JOHN, ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT FOR 262 ACRES IN BERKLEY COUNTY.
Names indexed: WRIGHT, JOHN
Locations: BERKELEY COUNTY
Document type: ABSTRACT OF LAND GRANT
Topics:

18. Thomas Bryan Sr. (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 1 Apr 1647 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1 Aug 1718 in Richmond County, Virginia.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1647, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Thomas reared his family in Richmond County after it formed from Rappahannock.

• Estate: 2 Apr 1719, Richmond County, Virginia. The will of Thomas Bryan - Richmond County Virginia

In the name of God Amen:

I Thomas Bryan Senior of the Parish of North Farnham, in ye county of Richmond and Colony of Virginia being well stricken in years and much indispose d in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be to Almighty God for ye same) do make constitute and ordain and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:

First of all I recommend my Soul to God ye fountain of its being and well being as unto the hands of a faithful Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried in Christian manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named there to Expect a Joyful Resurrection through his merits of the Blessed Jesus and as for what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose of as follows:

Item - I will that all my Debts be paid and funeral charges be defrayed.

Item - I will and bequeath all my Lands to my son Thomas Bryan (Reserving ye use of ye same with its appurtenances to my well beloved Wife Eleanor during her natural Life) and the Heirs of his body and for want of such Heirs of remainder to my Grand Son George Bryan alias Ashum (Isham?) ye son of my eldest son John to him and his heirs forever.

Item - I will and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife aforesaid a gray Mare branded with MB and now in ye possession of Hugh McCoy and her Increase.

Item - I give to my son John aforesaid One Shilling.

Item - I give to my Daughter Winifred one shilling.

Item - I give to my Daughter Margaret Brannan one shilling.

Item - I give and bequeath all ye residue of my Personal Estate to be Equally divided between my aforesaid Wife and two youngest children and do hereby constitute my wife aforesaid my sole executrix revoking all wills and testaments b y me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this to be m y Last Will and Testament as Witness my hand this 25th day of October Anno Dom: 1715.

Thomas Bryan [his signature]

Sealed Published and Pronounced in presence of George Aluzdech; Alexander Breneham; James Hinds at a Court continued and held for Richmond County the Second Day of April 1719. This will was proved in open Court by the Oath of James Hinds one of the Witnesses hereto and admitted to Record Teste M. Beckwith Clerk of Court

Source: Thomas Bryan Will - Richmond County, Virginia - Will Book IV, pg 97
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Title Bryan [Bryant], Thomas.
Publication 1720.
Gen. note Part of index to Richmond County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
Note p. 540. Adms. bond rec. 7 Dec. 1720.
Note Deed Book No. 7, 1714-1720 (Reel 3)
Subject - Personal Bryan [Bryant], Thomas.
Subject -Geographic Richmond County (Va.)
Genre/Form Estate administration records.
Subject Bryant, Thomas.
Added Title Virginia wills and administrations.
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Researrch Note:
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Because Eleanor, Thomas' wife died shortly after he did, a new administrator had to be appointed - Son Thomas was appointed as daughter Mary was administraton of her mother Eleanor's estate.

Thomas married Eleanor Wright. Eleanor was born in 1666 in Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England, was christened on 1 Sep 1666 in Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England, and died before 2 Apr 1719 in Richmond County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

• She immigrated in 1666 to Virginia. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Thomas Wright
Name: Thomas Wright
Year: 1665-1666
Place: Virginia
Source Publication Code: 6212.30
Primary Immigrant: Wright, Thomas
Annotation: Date when grant was received for land in area cited. Original certificates are on file at the Land Office, Richmond, Virginia. Other historical information is also provided.
Source Bibliography: NOTTINGHAM, STRATTON. Certificates and Rights, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1709. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 1997. 91p.
Page: 23

• Information: 1666, Long Bennington, , Lincolnshire, England. Eleanor was the daughter of Thomas Wright and his wife, Mary Whitlock, both of Long Bennington. We could not prove her parents marriage; however, they were an immigrant family. Her father made multiple trips to Virginia before bringing his family to America in 1669. Thomas also held property in Maryland where he was living when his wife Mary and their only daughter, Eleanor, immigrated Her father died intestate Rappahannock County Virginia before 1680, and we could not prove the man her mother remarried. Eleanor had a much younger brother James born about the time her father died who married an Eleanor - all of their children were born and christened in Farnham Parish of Richmond County. So far as we could prove Eleanor's parents did not have a daughter named Mary.

• Estate: 2 Apr 1719, Richmond County, Virginia. The will of Eleanor Bryan - Richmond County Virginia

In the Name of God Amen:

January the Eighth Anno Dom: One Thousand & Seven Hundred and Eighteen
I Eleanor Bryan Relict & Executrix of Thomas Bryan Late of the County of Richmond decd: being very weak of body but of perfect & sound memory Praises be God for the same do make this my Last Will & Testament.

First of all I recommend my Soul to God & my Body to the dust and my Estate I dispose of as follows:

That is to say, I give and Bequeath all my Estate, after-Debts and funeral Charges defrayed, to be Equally divided between my Son Thomas Bryan and my Daughter Mary Bryan and I do hereby Constitute &c my said Daughter Mary Sole Executrix of this my Last Will &c Revoking &c all other &c Confirming &c this to be my Last Will Testament:

In Testimony where of I hereunto set my hand the Day & Year above written.

Eleanor Bryan [her signature]

Published and Pronounced In the Presence of Alexander Breneham; James Hinds

At a Court Continued & held for Richmond County the Second Day of April 1719, this Will was proved in open Court by the Oath of James Hinds one of the Witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record.

Teste M. Beckwith, Ct. Cur.

Source: Richmond County Virginia Will Book IV, pg 97


Children from this marriage were:

+ 33 M i. Thomas Bryan Jr. was born on 12 Jul 1688 in Rappahannock County, Virginia and died before 7 Jun 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia.


+ 34 F ii. Margaret Bryan was born on 22 Jul 1693 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1763 in Richmond County, Virginia.


+ 35 M iii. John Bryan was born in 1694 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 18 Feb 1726 in Richmond County, Virginia.


+ 36 F iv. Mary Bryan was born on 25 May 1695 in Richmond County, Virginia and died in 1780 in Amelia County, Virginia at age 85.


+ 37 F v. Winifred Bryan was born in 1697 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1765 in Craven County, South Carolina.


+ 38 M vi. George Bryan was born on 12 May 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia and died before 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia.


19. Capt. Edward Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, was christened on 23 Mar 1649 in Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1649, Copenhagen, , Københavns Amt, Denmark. Edward was certified Ship Captain and Master by Capt. George Barker of Charles City Virginia at Charles City May 28, 1675. Edward hired out to Barker and Associates and removed to the port at Great Yarmouth England.

Edward married Elizabeth Lingwood on 29 Oct 1676 in Acle, , Norfolk, England. Elizabeth was born in 1659 in Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland, was christened on 28 Aug 1659 in High Church, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland, and died before 1720 in Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England.

Noted events in her life were:

• Information: 1659, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland. Elizabeth was the daughter of mariner Richard Lingwood and his wife, Elspeth Finnison of Glasgow. Her father owned several ships, and was active in the trade at the port of Yarmouth England. Her family moved to Acle in Norfolk after the Restoration of Charles II.

20. Ensign Francis Bryan (William (Capt.)2, John Sr. (Capt.)1) was born in 1651 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died after 1715 in Nansemond County, Virginia.


Noted events in his life were:

• Information: 1651, Gloucester County, Virginia. Many researchers show Francis as a knight, which he was not. The key for researchers to properly validate this man was via his wife, Susan Brinker, a lady purportedly born in Denmark. There is no evidence that supports the bold errant conclusions made by prior researchers that Francis presence in Denmark can be validated except whenever his ship landed there, if it ever did. We could not prove any estate records for a Francis Bryan in Ireland, England, or America. Francis was a sailor, but he was not certified as a Mate, Master or Ship Captain. Francis was the only child born to William and Catherine in Virginia 1651.

When Francis came of age 18 in 1669 he enlisted in the Royal Navy. With him being the lastborn son of eleven, his chance of an inheritance of significant value was certainly not good. The last voyage he made was aboard the … Dover Prize … a 32 gun fifth-rate and captured French man-o-war, taken as a prize in 1693, and then identified by the French as the … Legere (in English means … Light). She was refitted and renamed the … HMS Dover Prize. She was retired after she landed in Virginia after August 3, 1698, stripped of her weaponry, and resold. There is no proof Francis ever married (not likely even for an Ensign), while serving in the Royal Navy. Francis was credited for the full Thirty years service in the Royal Navy. We have no doubt that Francis married a lady named Susan, but her surname was not Brinker, it was Burchett, and she was not born in Sweden, she was born in Virginia. Please study the two proofs dated April 20, 1684, and October 20, 1689 … pay particular attention to the latter proof, and examine the two names closely for the other person identified with Sarah … is most likely the origin of the surname that magically become … Brinker … a fabled lady purportedly born in Sweden, but surely born in Virginia…. For you see, that man, John Blanker, married Jane Houseman as his wife on October 16, 1674 at Allhallows London Wall Parish in London. John's father was an employee and an associate of the famed Perry & Company of London, purveyors of munitions, armament, and military ordinance to the Crown. John established a brand new storage facility at Elizabeth City during his yearlong stint in Virginia.

• Proof: 3 Aug 1698, Virginia. Virginia Colonial Records Project - Public Record Office Class: ADM. 39/655 - Admiralty Musters - unbound 1697-1698 - List of Muster Books Series IV

Ship: Dover Prize

Muster for July 9 -August 3, 1698
Includes information for the visit to Virginia.
List of men who left or joined the Colony: Francis Bryan



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