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

Peregrine Bland

Male 1596 - 1647  (50 years)

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  • Name Peregrine Bland 
    Birth 31 Dec 1596  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Jun 1647  Thorowgood house, Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I72155  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

     1. Hope Bland,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F37217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

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      Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records: Book "A", 1637-1646 & Book "B", 1646-1651/2
      By Alice Granbery Walter
      Peregrine Bland
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      Peregrine Bland (c. 1596 - June 11, 1647] was an early settler of the Virginia Colony and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

      In the Spring of 1647 on June 10th, Bland along with Francis Yeardley, the son of the former governor of Virginia George Yeardley, Dr. Edward Hall and current burgess Richard Eyers spent the night at the widow Sarah Gookin's estate. Francis Yeardley described the incident that took place the next morning at breakfast. He stated that they , "fedd hartily," and recorded that they, "healthfully and cheerfully," passed the morning. During the conversation Burgess Richard Eyers and Bland realized that they were related. They drank alcoholic beverages freely and after breakfast Yeardley, Dr. Hall, Bland and Eyers decided to set out for Eyers' plantation by foot. Although Yeardley suggested to wait until the heat of the day had subsided Bland decided not to heed the warning and set briskly for the plantation.

      Eyers quickly realized that he did not know how to get there and asked Edward Windham for directions. Windham led them as far as Little Creek. A bit beyond there they saw Bland sleeping in the shade of Mrs. Gookin's "barne fort." Bland asked Eyers to wait with him for he needed to rest and suggested that the others continue. Eyers joined Bland on the ground and both napped feet to feet. Only about a half hour later when Eyers awoke he found Bland dead having suffocated in his own vomit. Bland died as one of the participants of this incident said while, "purging at the mouth bloody froth."

      The coroner's inquest was held the next day on June 12, 1647 in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia. His death was attributed to natural causes.

      Bland's will was proved on January 19, 1650. He is known to have had one daughter Hope Bland who is said to have married a William Beaumont.
      Lower Norfolk County, Virginia court records: Book "A", 1637-1646 & Book "B ... By Alice Granbery Walter
      list of the members of the House of Burgesses Assembled January 6th 1639
      Charles River: William _____, Hugh Gwyn, Peregrine Bland.

      1637-1643 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 132
      PERREGRIN BLAND, 1,000 acs. on the N. side of Pyanketancke River, including 2 small islands that lye before this land in the river. Trans. of 20 pers.* Aug. 10, 1642, Page 805.
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 336 {Lancaster/Northumberland border}
      EDMOND KEMPE, gent., 1100 acs. on N. side of Peanketancke Riv., beg. on E. side of Blands Cr., parallel to land of Peregrin Bland, decd., &c. Crosse branches of Bonners Creek, etc. to Wwd. side of the Gleab land Cr. which divides this & land of Col. Jno. Matron, dec'd. 4 Nov. 1656, p. 59, (86). 600 acs. by patent to Capt. George Reade, 22 Oct. 1651; 186 acs. by patent to Col. George Ludlow 6 Ott. 1654, & 314 acs. for trans. of 7 pers.
      1689-1695 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 8; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 386
      WILLIAM BEAMOUNT, 800 acs., Middlesex Co; on Peanketank River; 20 Apr. 1694, p. 319. Granted to Perigrime Bland, 10 Aug. 1642, & granted to Hope Bland, his daughter & heir, 19 Jan. 1650 for 1000 acs., but being exactly surveyed but 800 acs. found, &c. Due sd. Beamount for Imp. of 16 pers.*
      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 25
      WILLIAM BARBY, 200 acs., Middlesex Co., 6 June 1699, p. 184. On Peanketank River bet. 2 marshes, &c. 100 acs. conveyed by William Beamount to Patrick Miller, 20 Aug. 1687, who conveyed to sd. Barby, 4 Jan. 1689; 100 acs, given by sd. Beamount to William Barby, son of the abovenamed William Barby, by deed of guift, 1 Jan. 1690; said 200 acs. being part of 1000 acs. granted Perregrine Bland, 10 Aug. 1642, & granted to Hope Bland, his dau. & heir, 19 Jan, 1650, & by said, Hope Bland bequeathed to said Beaumont, her son & heir.

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