Adventures in Genealogy

The Family Tree of Amber Dawn Buchholz

Category: 16th Century

Sir Francis Bryan

Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
My 13th Great Grandfather

Born: 1517, Chidington, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 2 February 1550, Clonmel, Waterford, Ireland

Father: Sir Thomas Bryan
Mother: Lady Margaret Bourchier, Baroness Bryan

Wife: Lady Joan Fitzgerald, Countess Ormond and Desmond
Children: Sir Francis Bryan II

Sir Francis Bryan II

Sir Francis Bryan II
My 12th Great Grandfather

Born: 11 June 1549, Munster, County Claire, Ireland
Died: 1 June 1640, Gloucester, Virginia

Father: Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
Mother: Lady Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Desmond and Ormond

Wife: Lady Ann Smith
Children: Sir William Smith Bryan

Sir William Smith Bryan

Sir William Smith Bryan, aka “Prince William of Ireland”
My 11th Great Grandfather

Born: 1590, Claire, Ireland
Died: 1667, Gloucester, Virginia

Father: Sir Francis Bryan II
Mother: Lady Ann Smith

Wife: Lady Catherine Morgan, Countess Ormond
Children: Francis Bryan III

During the Puritan Rebellion, Sir William Smith Bryan attempted to gain the throne of Ireland and was dubbed “Prince William of Ireland” by his followers. Sometime about 1650 or 1660, William Smith Bryan and Catherine Morgan were exiled to Virginia by Oliver Cromwell for anti-English insurgent activities. He is said to have been “dropped” at Gloucester Beach, Virginia. He arrived in Virginia with a shipload of personal belongings and his wife, eleven sons, and three daughters. They were among the first English to bring horses to the British colony of Virginia. William Smith Bryan and Catherine Morgan both died in Gloucester, Virginia.

See also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromwellian_conquest_of_Ireland

Ann Aime

Ann Aime
Born: 1574, Wicres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 1622, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Thomas Billiou
Children: Pierre Billiou

Thomas Balliou

Thomas Balliou
Born: 1562, Wicres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 23 Jul 1639, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Wife: unknown
Children: Thomas Billiou

Jean Jariot

Jean Jariot
Born: 1575, St Pierre, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne, France
Died: 1600, Belgium

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Jean Brunel
Children: Jeanne Masic Brunel

Jean Brunel

Jean Brunel
Born: 1573, Chenillé-Changé, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Died: 1602, Belgium

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Jean Jariot
Children: Jeanne Masic Brunel

Jeanne Masic Brunel

Jeanne Masic Brunel
Born: 26 Mar 1599, St Pierre, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne, France
Died: 16 May 1692, Artoishoek, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium*

*This is what I took from Ancestry.com – I don’t know what town it refers to

Father: Jean Brunel
Mother: Jean Jariot
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Chretien DuBois
Children: Francoise DuBois

Chretien DuBois

Chretien DuBois
Born: 1597, La Bassée, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 10 Oct 1655, La Bassée, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Father: Marquis Jacques Louis Wallerund DuBois
Mother: Madaline Renee DeCroix
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Jeanne Masic Brunel
Children: Francoise DuBois

Josias Marles

Josias Marles
Born: 1598, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Died: 20 February 1655, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

Father: Merle Marle
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Jeanne Robb
Children: Gedeon LaPlante Merlet