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Ancestors of Albert C. HENDRICK, Jr.

Generation No. 14

      8960. Sir William HARRIS, born 21 September 1556 in Woodham Mortimer, Southminister, Creeksea, Essex County, England; died 14 November 1616 in Creeksea, Essex Co., England. He was the son of 17920. Arthur HARRIS and 17921. Dorothy WALDEGRAVE. He married 8961. Alice SMYTHE.

      8961. Alice SMYTHE, born 1557 in Smallbridge, Suffolk Co., England.

More About Sir William HARRIS:
Christening: 04 May 1563, Cold Norton, Essex Co., England
Will 1: 10 March 1615/16, Will Written, Creeksea, Essex Co., England
Will 2: 1617, Will Probated, Creeksea, Essex Co., England
Children of William HARRIS and Alice SMYTHE are:
  i.   Arthur Harris, born 1584 in Woodham Mortimer, Southminister, Creeksea, Essex County, England.
  ii.   William Harris, born 1585 in Creeksea, Essex Co., England.
  iii.   Thomas Harris, born 1586 in Woodham Mortimer, Southminister, Creeksea, Essex County, England.
  4480 iv.   John HARRIS, born 1588 in Creeksea, Essex Co., England; died Bef. 14 October 1638 in Charles City Co., Virginia; married Dorothy CALCOTT.
  v.   Alice Harris, born 1588 in Creeksea, Essex Co., England.

      8988. George BURCHER381, born Abt. 1610; died January 1655/56 in Surry County, Virginia. He was the son of 17976. John BOURCHIER and 17977. Ann ROLFE.
Child of George BURCHER is:
  4494 i.   Maurice BURCHER, born Abt. 1640 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

      9088. Viscount Walter GILLIAM, born in Herford, England; died in England.

Notes for Viscount Walter GILLIAM:

The Gilliam family of Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio, is here presented with the Coat of Arms as granter their Ancestor, Count de Guillaume, by William the Conqueror, at the battle off Hastings, A.D.1066.

Arms--Gules, a wolf springing from behind a rock in a field vert.

Crest--A Demi-Lion rampant, ppr.

(watchfull) (cautious) (an opponent)

The following in the likely line of descent of Chretien du Bois:

1)-Eustace I, Seigneur and Baron de Fiennes; married Adele de Furnes, dame d'Ardres
2)-Conon, Seigneur and Daron de Fiennes, 1099-1112; married Alix de Bournoville
3)-Eustace II, Seigneur and Baron de fiennes; m. (???)
4)-Enguerrand I, Seigbneur and Baron de Fiennes; died on Crusade, 1207; married Sibylle de Tingry, descended from Guillaume, Count de Bouillon, youngest brother of Godfrey de Bouillon, first Crusader king of Jerusalem.
5)-Guillaume, Seigneur and Baron de Fiennes, Baron de Tingry, 1233; married Agnes de Dammartin.

After coming to England, the name was changed to Gilliam, Gillam. Sir Richard Devereux Gilliam married Lady Dorothy, daughter of the Earl of Pembroke, who was beheaded by the Lancestrains, July 27th, 1469. Sir Richard Devereaux Gilliam was the eldest son of Walter, Viscount Hereford, and the Ancestor of Robert Jarrett, who married Sarah Bradley, and by her had: Robert, Devereaux, and Mary Jarrett, who married William Gilliam.

Sir Richard and his wife Dorothy (Bradley) Gilliam, had three sons: William, Devereaux, and John Gilliam, who came to America in 1635 aboard the "Constance" with the Royal Commission to survey the Dominion of Virginia.

From these, the Gilliams of this country are descended; Henning, Hotten, Bishop Mead and other early writters made honorable mention of them. They were very prominent during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.

(Presented by Merle Gilliam, March 3, 1933 to the Institute of American Genealogy)
Child of Viscount Walter GILLIAM is:
  4544 i.   Sir Richard Devereaux GILLIAM, born in England; died in England; married Lady Dorothy PEMBROKE.

      11776. Captain John BROWNING, born Abt. 1588 in Willisham Hall, Suffolk, England; died 1635 in Browning Manor, Elizabeth City, York County, Virginia. He was the son of 23552. John BROWNING and 23553. Mary CODRINGTON. He married 11777. Sybil (Sible)/Elizabeth DEMARON 1614 in England.

      11777. Sybil (Sible)/Elizabeth DEMARON, born 04 November 1582 in Henly, Suffolk, England.

Notes for Captain John BROWNING:
Captain John Browning was born in England about 1589 and sailed from Gravesend, England in the ship "Abigail" in 1621. His ship landed on "College Lands", later known as Jamestown, York County, Virginia. His known children (with wife Elizabeth Dameron) were George, William, and Joseph Browning. George was born in England in 1614, William was born in England in 1615, and Joseph was born in England in 1617. George and William came with their father Captain John on the "Abigail" to America. Joseph came after them aboard the ship "Thomas", leaving London on 21 August 1635. Joseph settled in Jamestown.

Captain John finally settled in Elizabeth City. He was a prominent citizen and served as Burgess of Elizabeth City in 1629, of Morris Bay in 1632, and again of Elizabeth City in 1635. In 1638 he purchased 3,000 pounds of tobacco and all land lying in Mounds Bay and belonging to Thomas Grindon. His manor plantation was about three miles from Williamsburg and two miles from Jamestown. This Captain Browning was the founder of one of the oldest and first families of Virginia.

SOURCES: Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America, Vol. V, published by the American Historical Society, Inc., New York

Hotten's Emigrants of America, 1600-1700

Genealogy of the Brownings in America

This branch of the Browning Family were also Puritans and were driven from Great Britain by persecution and came to the New World to enjoy religious liberty and the freedom to be found here.

All records which would naturally give us information about the Southern branch of the Browning Family except the land records at Richmond were burned during the Civil War, and absolutely nothing has been found in reference to James City Parish, Virginia.

Marriage Notes for John BROWNING and Sybil DEMARON:
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More About John BROWNING and Sybil DEMARON:
Marriage: 1614, England
Children of John BROWNING and Sybil DEMARON are:
  i.   George Browning, born Abt. 1614.
  ii.   William Browning, born Abt. 1615.
  iii.   Joseph Browning, born Abt. 1617.
  5888 iv.   Thomas BROWNING, born Abt. 1620 in Gloucestershire, England; died Bet. 1674 - 1677 in Bookthorpe, Gloucestershire, England; married Hester UNKNOWN Abt. 1638 in England.

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