Is this your William Browne
Descendants of William Browne
Generation No. 1
1.William2 Browne(Thomas1) (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).) was born Bef. 1630, and died 1705 in Surry County, Virginia.He married (1) Mary Browne (Source: John Bennet Boddie, Southside Virginia Families, Volume I,(Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California; 1955.).), daughter of Henry Browne and Anne Fowler.She was born Abt. 1638 in Surry County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1674 in Surry County, Virginia.He married (2) Elizabeth ?.
Notes for William Browne:
William Browne was a justice of the Surry County, VA court from 1668 to 1705.He was county sherrif in 1674 and 1687 and a Burgess of the County in 1676-77, 1679, 1681-82.He was Lt. Col. of Militia 1679-87.
In the 1705 will of William Browne he names son William Browne (in England at the writing of Will); son Henry Browne; daughter Ann Flood wife of Walter Flood; daughter Priscilla Blunt wife of Thomas Blunt; Grandson William son of William Browne and wife Jane; Grandson Henry Browne son of William Browne and wife Jane; Granddaughter Jane Browne dau of William and Jane now less than 18 years; Grandson John Flood; Grandchild Walter Flood; Grandchild Fortune Flood; Grandchild Mary Flood; Grandchild Ann Flood; Granddaughter Jane Jordan; Grandaughter Mary Sowerby wife of Francis Sowerby; Grandchild Mary Jordan, the younger; Grandchild William Blunt.
The Ancestral File of the Latter Days Saints has an ancestral tree that goes back to 0006 for this man.It appears to be well done but it would take an enormous amount of work to proof it.Of interest is the fact that it includes King Alfred of England, Eove - Queen of Ireland and her husband Strongbow, the right arm man of William the Conqueror and Charlemange and his ancestors. The file on the ancestors of William Brownecan be quickly found by going to the web site http://www.familysearch.org/http://www.familysearch.org/ and searching on William Browne with parents Thomas Browne and Priscilla Swan.Or go directly to http://www.familysearch.org/Search/af/ancestral_file_frame.asp?recid=38996653http://www.familysearch.org/Search/af/ancestral_file_frame.asp?recid=38996653
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"Southside Virginia Families, Volume I", by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California, 1955.
Notes for Elizabeth ?:
Elizabeth was the widow of Nicholas Merriwether.
Children of William Browne and Mary Browne are:
2 i. Jane3 Browne (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).), born Abt. 1658 in Surry County, Virginia; died Abt. 1682 in Surry County, Virginia.She married (1) Robert Spencer; born Abt. 1630; died 1679.She married (2) Thomas Jordan (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).) 1679 in Surry County, Virginia; born 1655 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1685 in Surry County, Virginia.
Notes for Thomas Jordan:
Thomas Jordan resided with his wealthy uncle George Jordan and after George's death with no heirs, Thomas inherited the bulk of George's estate.He married Jane Brown who had originally been married off to a wealthy planter Robet Spencer by her father William Brown but her husband died shortly after her marriage and she then married Thomas.Jane died soon thereafter, Thomas remarried to Lucy Corker and himself died by 1685, did not leave a will and the complexities of the estates of George and Thomas take up many pages of Surry county records.His two young children by Jane were cared for by the Brown family. Lucy remarried to WIllaim Rose.
3 ii. Anne Browne (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).), born Abt. 1660 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1723 in Surry County, Virginia.She married Walter Flood; born Abt. 1656; died 1722 in Surry County, Virginia.
4 iii. Mary Browne (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).), born Abt. 1670 in Surry County, Virginia; died Aft. 1728 in Surry County, Virginia.She married George Jordan (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).) Abt. 1686 in Surry County, Virginia; born Bet. 1659 - 1660 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1718 in Surry County, Virginia.
Notes for Mary Browne:
His spouse Mary Brown's parents are not confirmed.This family of Jordan is closely associated with William Browne,Sr. of Four Mile Tree (two of his brothers married daughters of William Browne), but no daughter Mary is mentioned in William Brown's 1704 will. There is a Mary Browne mentioned in his uncles will as a godchild.There is a granddaughter "Mary Jordan, the younger" mentioned in the 1704 will of William Browne,Sr. but this has been interpreted by other genealogists as the daughters Mary of other Browne daughters married to Jordans.However as our George Jordan's wife was a Mary and Mary his daughter would have been Mary Jordan "the younger" I believe that we can claim this reference as well as the others and with more substantial casue.
Notes for George Jordan:
No birth record is knownfor George Jordan but he was born ca 1657 in Surry County, Virginia.George Jordan was a son of Arthur Jordan, who came to Virginia as a child before 1635.His mother was Elizabeth Bevin, probably the daughter of Richard Bevin and Mary, immigrants before 1635.
George develops his own plantation on land given to him by his father, adds to it by additional aquisitions and consolidates the family lands along Sunken Marsh after the death of his older brothers.In 1689 he acquired 300 acres north of the Blackwater River adjacent to Charles City County from his brother River Jordan and added 200 acres to that with the death of his brother River in 1701.
By 1704 he owned 620 acres in Surry County.It is very possible that he was living on the 300 acres north of the Blackwater in the 1689-1706 time and may have started construction of the home there that he gave to his daughter Mary Anderson.
He buys 180 acres on Assamoosick Swamp, Seacorrie Swamp and Tuskarado Branch in 1706 from Benjamin Harrison in southern Surry County now Sussex Co. and moves there to begin a new plantation.Virginia route 606 begins near Sunken Marsh, proceeds through the 300 acre plot given to his daughter Mary,crosses the Blackwater River and near the 1706 lands of George Jordan.
George's sons all sell off their Surry County lands and moved down to the North Carolina and Virginia border area along Fountain Creek.
Mary Jordan, apparently his oldest child is born approximately 1694.She marries James Anderson, son of Thomas Anderson a neighbor.George gives his daughter an estate along the north bank of the Blackwater River in what is now southwestern Surry County by deed in 1715.She dies 1733-1740 at which time her husband patents lands in Amelia County.
Elizabeth Jordan, Marries Edward Bailey, apparently Edward, II although she may have been a second wife for him and lives along Cypress Swamp and White Marsh Swamp.
10/24/1701 670 acres Surry County
Virginia Land Patent Book 9 Page 423
Escheated from Thomas Crafton, dec'd, by inquisition under William Randolph.
Surry County, Virginia
Book 7, page 145
In the name of God Amen I George Jordan of Surry County considering the frailty of this mortall life Do make and Declare my Last Will and testament to be in manner following (Viz's) first I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator trusting and Assuredly beleving through his mercy and the presious Death merritts & mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to have free pardon of all my Sins my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter named and for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give Devise bequeath and Dispose of the same in manner following:
Item I give to my Son George Jordan all my Land between Secorryes and the Tuskorero branch all that said parcell of Land I give to my son George Jorda and to his Heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son Arthur Jordan and to his heirs for ever all the remaining part of that tract of Land that is whereon I now live after his mother's Decease.
Item I give unto my Son Thomas Jordan the upper part of my Land lying one the head of Sunken Marsh commonly called Stoney runn the said parcell ofLand I give unto my Son Thomas Jordan and to his Heirs froever.
Item I give unto my two Sons James and River Jordan the remaining part of that Land lying one Sunken marsh and Stonery runn to be Equally Divided between them the said parcells of Land I give to my Two Sons James and River Jordan and to their heirs forever and in case either of my sons James of River Jordan should Dye without heirs then the Survivor; to Enjoy the hole.
Item I give unto my Son Charles Jordan all my Land lying on the reedy marsh the said parcell of Land I give unto my son Charles Jordan and to his heirs forever.
Item My will is that the Labour of my Two Negroes George and Tom go to the maintenance of my wife During her naturall Life and to the maintenance of my Three Youngest Children.
Item I give unto my loving wife Mary Jordan Six Cows and Calves Two horses called Jack and Shavour six new pewter Dishes and six new pewter plates and her Choyce of the Iron potts.
Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Anderson my large bible.
Item I give my Daughter Elizabeth Baley Ten Shillings.
Item I give unto my Son George Jordan Twenty Shillings.
Item I give unto my Son Arthur Jordan Twenty Shillings.
Item I give unto my wife and Seven Youngest Children the remaining part of my Estate to be Equally Divided between them.
Item I do appoint my Loving wife to be my whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making Void all other Wills by me made As Witness my hand and Seal this 18th Day of May 1718.
Signed and Sealed
In the resence of red
Howell Edmunds George [G] Jordan
George Walker wax
James [M] Massengal
At a Court held at Southwark for the County of Surry Aug Ye 20, 1718:
The within mentioned Will of George Jordan Deced was presented in Court by mary Jordan Executrix thereof who amde oath thereto and being proved by the Oathes of haowell Edmonds George Walker and James Massingall Witnesses thereto the Same is ordered to be records and is recorded by
Jor: Allen Cl. Cur.
George's inventory dated Feb 18, 1718/19 listed 52 cattle, 11 hogs, 21 sheep, one mare, old iron, 2 guns, a saddle, old lumber, etc.
The George Jordan "Large Bible" went to Augusta, Georgia with Mary Jordan's son James Anderson.James' town home there was within 2 lots of the cemetery upon which the British built their fort at Augusta during the American revolution and there is a high probability that this bible perished in demolitions or battles that took place at that location.However, James' widow Mary survived in the vicinity of Augusta until after the war so we can hope that this bible continues to survive somewhere in Georgia or points west.
Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California, 1955.
"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.
5 iv. William Browne (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).), born 1671 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1746 in Surry County, Virginia.He married Jane Merriweather.
Notes for William Browne:
Justice of the County Court in 1693 and served to 1710
Grandson William Browne
Daughter-in-law Mary Browne (widow)
Grandson Henry Browne
Grandson Philip Edloe
Grandson William Edloe
Grandson John Edloe
Granddaughter Jane Edloe
Granddaughter Rebecca Edloe
Granddaughter Mary Edloe
Granddaughter Mary Eaton daughter of my son Henry
Granddaughter Elizabeth Browne daughter of my son Henry
Granddaughter Anne Browne daughter of my son Henry (1)
Granddaughter Martha Browne daughter of my son Henry
Granddaughter Anne Browne daughter of my son Henry (2)
Granddaughter Rebecca Browne
Granddaughter Anne Browne daughter of my son William
Granddaughter Lucy Gray daughter of William Gray
Great-grandson Henry son of Lemuel Cocke
6 v. Henry Browne (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).), born Abt. 1674; died Aft. 1705.
Child of William Browne and Elizabeth ? is:
7 i. Priscilla3 Browne, born Abt. 1683 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1733 in Surry County, Virginia.She married (1) River Jordan (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634,(Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).) Abt. 1699; born Abt. 1661 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1701 in Surry County, Virginia.She married (2) Thomas Blunt (Source: John Bennet Boddie, Southside Virginia Families, Volume I,(Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California; 1955.).) 1701 in Surry County, Virginia; born Abt. 1656 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1709 in Surry County, Virginia.She married (3) William Thomas Bet. 1711 - 1714 in Surry County, Virginia.
Notes for Priscilla Browne:
Subj: Re: Turner and Blunts in VA
Date: 3/5/00 4:16:08 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: JackVButler@worldnet.att.net (Jack Butler)
Glad to help. Jacob Turner and Ann Blunt are direct line ancestors and they were one of my first sucess stories when I started tracking my family history.
I have doen almost no research on Priscilla Browne - she is on my "one day soon" list.I did get some interesting notes on her from Lyndon Hart, who co-authored a very well researched and documented book called "The Genealogy of the Southern Virginia Blunts".Unfortunately, the book was out of print before I discovered it, so I never got a copy - but I do have a lot of notes from it.
Did you know that, prior to marrying Thomas Blunt, Priscilla Browne had been married to River (of) Jordan The name was written several ways, some times with the "of", sometimes without. And sometimes it was written as Rivers Jordan.I would imagine that Rivers was related to your George.
Do you have anything on Priscilla and Mary's ancestry?All I have is what I got from Lyn Hart - "She was the daughter of William Browne of Southpark Parish, Surry Co, VA (who died in 1705 (Surry Deeds, Wills, 5, p. 341)) and his fist wife Mary Browne, daughter of Colonel Henry Browne of Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River (Surry Deeds & Wills, 1694-1709, p. 75). I would love to know more about these folks.
Notes for River Jordan:
River Jordan lives with his father until he takes the opportunity to purchase a plantation along the North shore of the Blackwater River at the border with Charles City County (later Prince George Co). The land had first been patented by Thomas Flood married to Fortune Jordan but had passed out of the family and been sold a couple of times until it was sold to River Jordan in 1688.
It the 1688 deed it is described as having a path that crosses the Blackwater River.This is the path that had been used since the 1650's as the only available point at which to cross the Blackwater because of the gravely bottom at this location.This 300 acres portion of the estates was old by River Jordan to George Jordan in 1689.George sells his part to his daughter Mary Anderson in 1715
After River's death the eastern portion of the land goes to his widow Priscilla who then marries Thomas Blunt and William Thomas. Priscilla lives on her part until her death in 1733. George inherited 200 acres indicating that the child died young and in 1719 sells it to William Thomas and then James Anderson buys this 200 acres from William Thomas in 1730.
Surry County Deeds, wills, Etc. #4 1687-1694
page 91, 5 Nov 1688
Capt. Robert Randall states that William Boradrib sold to him 830 acres in Southwarke parish on 29 May 1688 (land was formerly granted to Mr. Thomas Hunr on 14 May 1666) Robert Randall now sells the land to Rivers Jordan. Wit Samule Thompson and James Jordan.
Surry County Deeds, Wills, Etc. #4 1687-1694
page 131, recorded 5 Nov 1689
River Jordan of Southwarke Parish to his brother, George Jordan of the same...300 acres being part of a patent of 830 acres granted Thomas Hunt on 14 May 1666 falling by descent to William Broadrib and by him sold to Robert Randall on 29 May 1688 and by the said Randall sold to River Jordan on 5 Nov 168. Lans is on the north side of main Blackwater Swamp on Robin Hood Branch and then to WInkirck Branch. Wit: Benjamin Harrison and John THompson
Surry County Will Book 5, page 220
2 Dec, 1699 proven 4 March 1700/01
To wife, Priscilla Jordan my plantation, for her life, and at her decease to return to my child in esse, to be it's forever. If child die in minority, then after wife's decease, to George Jordan, eldest son of George Jordan & the plantation where I live with all adjoining. TO Arthur Jordan, son of George Jordan, a neck of land adj. said father's land up the swamp to the Spring Branch. To Thomas Jordan, son of George Jordan land adjoining John Gulledge and a servant mulatto boy to my wife until the children are twenty-one years old. To Wm Browne, so of Wm. Browne, Jr. a cow, Rest of estate to wife, Priscilla, and cild in esse. George Washington to be paid ten Shillings, out of my child's part. To Mary & Elizabeth Jordan, daughters of George Jordan. Wife Prisceilla Exerx. Wit: William Browne, Grace Barker, Patrick Lashley.
Notes for Thomas Blunt:
1687 Surry Militia
1701- "Shingleton" Sussex County, Virginia
1704- 1355 acres Surry County
Surry County, Book II, 1671-1684, page 168
Indenture between Thomas Blunt, only son of Richard Blunt of Surry Co., deceased, and Thos. Drew, son of Richard Drew, both of said county.Whereas 3000 acres of land was granted to Robert Warren, dec., a patent dated 06 August 1649, Robert Warren sold to Ricahrd Blunt, by assignment of patent 2 April 1650, and lived on it.It went to Thomas Blunt at the death of his father, was under age, and Richard Harris held the same and now sells 300 acres to Thos. Drew.Henry Briggs and Mary, his wife, make over all their right and title in this estate to Thomas Drew, 5 March 1677. (later sold by Thom. Drew and Faith to Richard Drew in 1679.)
Surry County, Book II, 1671-1684, page 181
Indenture between Thomas Blunt and Richard Washington of the one par, and John Goreing of the other part.Whereas Charles Ford was in his lifetime and at his death, in possession of 250 acres of land, 50 acres held of the King by patent 19 May 1638, James City...at Dancing Point...upon Col. John Flood, lately in possession of Nath. Knight, dec'd, granted to Charles Ford, the first proprietor, Charles Ford died without a will and land escheated to the King...went to Thos. Blunt and Richard Washington then orphans and sons-in-law unto Charles Ford, and now to Jno. Goreing.
Surry County, Book II, 1671-1684, page 296
Henry Briggs and wife Margery sell to Thos. Blunt, planter, land that was sold to Briggs by Wm. Stinton, late of James City County, who died before acknowledging the sale.Francis Lord married the relict of said Stinton, and was confirmed by Francis Lord for 150 acres of land.
& Richard Washington
04/29/1682 330 acres Surry County
Virginia Land Patent Book 7 Page 165
1/2 mile from main Blackwater, begin at Richard Parker, Transport of 7 persons.