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

Richard Bryant

Male Aft 1686 - 1748  (< 60 years)


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  • Name Richard Bryant 
    Born Aft 1686  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1748  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042163  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Richard Bryant,   b. Abt 1651, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1704, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Anne MNU Bryant,   b. Bef 1663,   d. Aft 1704, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Seth Anderson,   b. Abt 1691, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rosanna Bryant,   b. 1710, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784  (Age > 75 years)
     2. Margaret Bryant,   b. 1722, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard Bryant,   b. Bef 1726, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F16109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 202-203
      WILL OF RICHARD BRYAN
      In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Bryan of the County of King George being in a very weak state of body but of perfect and sound memory do make my last Will & Testament in manner following.
      Imprimis: I bequeath my soul to Almighty God in hope of a happy resurrection through the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the earth to be decently buried as my Executors hereafter named shall direct.
      Item: I bequeath unto my married daughters Rose Banks, Lett- ice Stanton, Ann Kenny, and Margaret Owens to each of them one shilling Sterling and to my daughter Susannah Haynie I give and bequeath three pewter dishes, six pewter plates and one shilling Sterling, they having already received their portions.
      Item: I give unto my daughter Jane Bryan one feather bed and furniture, three pewter dishes, six pewter plates to be delivered at the day of marriage.
      Item: I give unto my son Richard Bryan the plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs lawfully begotten forever and failing such heirs to my son Anderson Bryan and his heirs lawfully begotten.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Anderson Bryan that seat of land whereon John Simpson and his wife now live (the said John Simpson's wife having the land for her life) to him and his heirs lawfully begotten forever and in case he should dye without such heirs, my will is that the said land return to my son Richard Bryan and his heirs forever.
      Item; I give unto my son Richard Bryan all my wearing cloths, books of Physick & Chirurgery, Medicines, Instruments & Receipts.
      Item: I desire that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my wife and my two sons Richard & Anderson, my wife having the full use and benefit of the plantation whereon I now live during her natural life.
      Item: I desire that my son Nathaniel Bryan be maintain'd at the charge of my Executors hereafter named and if it shall happen that there are any Negroes belonging to my estate at the decease of my wife my will is that they be equally divided between my two sons Richard & Anderson, they continuing to maintain my lame son Nathaniel Bryan during his natural life.
      And Lastly I constitute and appoint my dear wife Seth Bryan and my son Richard Bryan to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby disanulling and revoking all other or former will or wills by me heretofore at any time made and confirming this to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seale this Eighteenth day of January 1747. *******
      Sign'd Sealed & Acknowledged In the Presence of us Richard Bryan *Seale*
      Mott Doniphan *******
      W. Rowley
      Jas Somervill
      His
      Richard [ RE Elkin
      Mark
      At a Court held for King George County on Friday the 1st day of April 1748.
      The Last Will & Testament of Richard Bryan,Gent., Deceased, was presented into Court by Richard Bryan his Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of James Somervill and Richard Elkin and admitted to record.
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      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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      BRYAN, RICHARD (d.t., 1748). COB#2, p. 576: 1 April 1748 = The last will and Testament of Richard Bryan, Gent., deceased, was presented into court by Richard Bryan his executor and the usual orders were issued as to the inventory of his estate. This was returned to court 6 May 1748 and recorded in I#2, p. 29-30. Ibid., p. 108-109, 7 February 1754, records the division of the estate of Richard Bryan among his widow and sons. He was a gentleman justice of King George Court and also a physician. In DB#4, p. 23, dated 20 December 1752, there is a long recitation in regard to the will of Richard Bryan, Gentleman, deceased, and the land which his testament conveyed.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp.243-244 THIS INDENTURE made betwixt WM. FITZHUGH of Stafford County of ye one part and RICHARD BRYANT of aforesaid County DR Wittnesseth this 30th day of March 1692 that said WM. FITZHUGH hath lett to farme two hundred acres of land in PASBETANZY FORREST in Stafford County bounded beginninge att a Corner red oake standinge in ye line of RICH ROSSER and beinge alsoe a corner tree of a line that divideth this Lands and ye lande of the Orphan of JOHN GARDINER deced extendinge from said Oake to a Stoop standinge in an old field thence N.W: to ye first course to a corner marked pohickory finally up said line to ye first station consideration of ye Rents hereafter mentioned dureinge ye terme of ye natural! lives of RICHARD BRYANT and RICHARD BRYANT Sone of ye said RICHARD BRYANT & NATHANIEL BRYANT Sone of said RICHARD BRYANT or longest liver of them To Have and To Held paying yearly upon said Plantation and from thence Rowle it to a Convenient Rowlin ge House upon ye Water side alt ye Feast of St. Luke beinge ye 18th day of October next neat sums of five hundred pounds of Tobacco and Caske to containeye same as alsoe yearely four Capons henns or pullets In Wittness whereof have sett their handes and Seales
      In presence of JOELL STRIBLINGE, WILLIAM FITZHUGH ELIZABETH SAMPLE
      This above Lease of Land was by WM. FITZHUGH acknowledged in County Court of Stafford unto RICHARD BRYANT on ye 10th day of May 1692 and was then recorded
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 227-229 Will of RICHARD BRYANT. I Richard Bryant of Stafford County in Virginia being sick and weak of body .. give unto my son NATHANIEL BRYANT one horse colt that came of the mare called Black Bess & one cow & calf when he shall arrive to age of twenty one .. give unto my son RICHARD BRYANT all my land which I enjoy in Virginia his Mother having her life holy upon the Plantation where I now live as long as she lives .. give my son Richard Bryant all my wearing cloathes and my books and medicines & the mare called Fox and my bridle & saddle & the ffeather bed I purchased when I was a batchelour and the furniture belonging thereto and that he shall be free the Christmas day after he is 18 and for himself then to receive his legacys and if his mother again and he and her Husband cannot agree then for my son Richard Bryant to remove to the Plantation where SAMUEL BURTON liveth on it is my will Samuel Burton hath lived there four years rent free but it is my will if Samuel Bur-ton lives there any longer to pay 450 pounds of Tobacco for rent & the Quit-rents for 100 acres of land having neither paid Quitrents nor planted the orchard according to bargain and that he shall live no longer there but till my son RICHARD BRYANT shall at year at 18 .. give my daughter ANN BRYANT the mare Phillis that runs with the mare Phoenix & one cow & calf to be delivered when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years .. give my Daughter SYLENT BRYANT the next mare colt that shall fall from any of my mares .. and one cow & calf when she arrive at the years of 16 .. give to my daughter SUSANNAH BRYANT the next mare cult that shall fall from any of my mares .. and one cow & calf when she shall come to the age of 16 .. & 4 yews & a ram .. I give unto my daughter ELIZA. ELKIN 480 pounds of Tobo. which ABRAHAM DIPREE turned into my land for building RICHD. ELKINS Tobo. House the said Tobo. to buy her a Gown & Petticoat with .. it is my will that Richard Elkin should buy his son RICHARD ELKIN my grandsou a mare of 3 years old and enter it upon the records in lieu of the Martinico mare he lost of mine .. and I hope the Worshipful Court will see it performed .. it is my will Richard Elkin should have 2 yews and a ram to be delivered at six years old to put him to school .. my will my son in law WILLIAM REDMOND if he will shall live upon the Plantation whereon his Mother lives seven years rent free or upon the Plantation where SAMUEL BURTON now liveth .. my will the land I give to my son Richard Bryant if he should dye without issue to fall to my son NATHANIEL BRYANT and if my son Nathaniel Bryant dye without issue then amongst my daughters .. my will my son Richard Bryant should have one large iron pot & pothooks one chest that which is commonly called mine two pewter dishes four plates & half dozen new spoons one frying pan .. it is my will that my wife be solely Exectx. to all the rest & residue of my goods and chattels .. this fifth day of April Anno 1703.
      Presence John Creek, Richd. Bryant
      Diana x Smith, Rebecca x Owen
      The above will was produced in open Court by the oaths of Dyana Smith and Rebecca Owen witnesses thereto subscribed who declared they saw John Creek an Evidence thereunto subscribed witness the same and a probate thereof is granted to ANN BRYANT Exectx. she giving security WILLIAM BURTON & JOHN ROWLEY became securities & with her signed Bond accordingly and was ordered sd Will
      should be recorded Recorded 15th die May 1704.
      Willm. Fitzhugh Cl Court
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      King George County Inventories; pp. 96-97
      Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of EDWARD JONES deced
      items valued and totalled, t 31.4.8 . (appraisers not shown) ..
      At a court held 3rd March 1726 (1727) . RICHARD BRYANT returned this inventory of the Estate of EDWARD JONES deced wch is ordered to be recorded.
      EDWARD JONES of King George County made his will 24th July 1726.
      Presented into court 5th November 1726 and admitted to record.
      Bond of RICHARD BRYANT in the sum of 200 pounds Sterling dated 3rd February 1726 (1727). Bondsmen Jeremiah Bronaugh, John Kenyan.
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      King George County Inventories; pp. 97-98
      Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of RICHARD JONES deced
      items valued and totalled, 94.8.1 .. includes negro man; gold ring and silver cupp .. made by appraisers ROWLAND THORNTON, JOHN KENYAN, ABRAHAM KENYAN ..
      At a court held 3d day March 1726 (1727) .. RICHARD BRYANT returned this inventory of the Estate of RICHARD JONES deced .. wch is ordered to be recorded .
      RICHARD JONES made his will on 28th June 1726. Presented into court 5th November 1726 and admitted to record.
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      1717-1718 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 16)
      Richmond County Court 3d of April 1718
      - BRYANT v ELKINS
      RICHARD BRYANT his action of Debt against JOHN ELKINS is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting
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      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 140
      Know all men .. WE RICHARD BRYAN the Younger & RICHARD BRYAN the Elder of King George County .. are bound unto our Sovereign Lord King George the Second in sum Twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco .. 2nd May 1746. Condition .. whereas Richard Bryan Younger hath the Collections of County of King George .. to collect amounting to Ten Thousand & fourteen pounds of Tobacco .. Now if .. faithfully collect & duly pay .. this obligation to be void or else remain in full force Richd. Bryan Junr.
      Richd. Bryan Senr.
      At a court held 2nd May 1746 .. Bond recorded.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, King George Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      RICHARD BRYANT, no wart, date from surv, 28 Mar. 1740 -14 May 1740; 49 a. adj. his own, Mr ThoS Monteith, David Anderson, wm Grigsby, or Bryant. CC - John Chilcoat & Benja Suddarth. Surv. John Grant.

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