Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Mary Bretton

Female 1608 - 1692  (84 years)


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  • Name Mary Bretton 
    Born 1608  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Jun 1692  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030720  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Family ID F50585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philip Darnall,   b. 1604, Bird's Place, Essendon, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1636  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Darnall,   b. 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1694, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Henry Darnall,   b. 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1711, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Henry {addl Records} Darnall,   b. 1645
     4. John Darnall,   b. Abt 1650, Birds Place, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1684/85, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Darnall
      Philip Darnall's wife was Mary Breton, daughter of Sir Henry Breton (or Britton) by his wife, Anne Yate, daughter of Edward Yate of Buckland, Berkshire, England, with whom he had at least two sons.

      The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, (2010), (bio. of Britton, Henry, of Slyfield, Great Bookham, Surr. and Drury Lane, Westminster

      Her given name is shown as Mary in Maryland records. (Skinner et al, Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 16861689, 16921693, p. 201) She is sometimes said to have been Mary Calvert, sister of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, but dates make such a marriage improbable: Mary Calvert was born about 1586 and would have been grown and marriageable before Darnell was born; she is said to have married Isaac Chapline, R.N., but this too has been disproved. (Ransome, David R., '"Shipt for Virginia": The Beginnings in 16191622 of the Great Migration to the Chesapeake', The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 103, No. 4 (Oct. 1995), pp. 443458)

      Barnes, Robert W.: British Roots of Maryland Families (Genealogical Publishing Co.) p. 454
      PHILLIP DARNALL, son of HENRY (7) aand MARIE (T00KE), was born c1604, and died before 1692.

      PHILLLIP was Secretary to Sir GEORGE CALVERT. Later, PHILLIP was granted land in Maryland, but probablly died in England at Lady Somerset's, and his wife MARY, returned to Maryland where she died in 1692.

      Phillip Darnall, Gent. Administration of his mother's estate was granted to Col. Henry Darnall on June 1692

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