Adventures in Genealogy

The Family Tree of Amber Dawn Buchholz

Category: 17th Century (page 1 of 2)

Francis Bryan III

Francis Bryan III
My 10th Great Grandfather

Born: 1 June 1630, County Claire, Ireland
Died: April 1693, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland

Father: Sir William Smith Bryan
Mother: Lady Catherine Morgan, Countess Ormond

Wife: Sarah Brinker
Children: William Smith Bryan

After being exiled to Virginia with his parents, Francis Bryan III returned to Ireland several years later and attempted to regain the Bryan family estates lost under Oliver Cromwell. He was unsuccessful and had to seek refuge in Denmark, where he met and married Sarah Brinker, a cousin of William of Orange.

Francis Bryan III was the standard bearer to William of Orange at the Battle of Boyne, 12 August 1690. He died three years later in Belfast, Ireland.

William Smith Bryan

William Smith Bryan
My 9th Great Grandfather

Born: June 1684, Ballyroney, Down, Ireland
Died: 1789, Salem, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Father: Francis Bryan III
Mother: Sarah Brinker

Wife: Margaret Brockers
Children: John Andrew Bryan

The town of Bryanford, County Down, Ireland, is named after relatives of William Smith Bryan.

William Smith Bryan & his family were among the first settlers of Roanoke, Virginia.

William lived to the incredible age of 104, and he is buried on the Bryan family homestead near Salem, Virginia.

Thomas Billiou

Thomas Billiou
Born: 1600, Wicres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 1617, Wicres, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Father: Thomas Balliou
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Ann Aime
Children: Pierre Billiou

Francoise DuBois

Francoise DuBois
Born: 17 June 1622, Reins, Marne, Normandy, France
Died: 17 January 1695, Staten Island, Richmond, New York

Father: Chretien DuBois
Mother: Jeanne Masic Brunel
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Pierre Billiou
Children: Christina Billiou

Pierre Billiou

Pierre Billiou
Born: Date unknown, Wicres, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 6 January 1708, Staten Island, Richmond, New York

Father: Thomas Billiou
Mother: Ann Aime
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Francoise DuBois
Children: Christina Billiou

Jeanne Robb

Jeanne Robb
Born: 1602, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Died: 19 September 1660, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Josias Marles
Children: Gedeon LaPlante Merlet

Gedeon LaPlante Merlet

Gedeon LaPlante Merlet
Born: 2 February 1624, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Died: 20 March 1683, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

Father: Josias Marles
Mother: Jeanne Robb
Siblings: unknown

Wife: Margaret Martin
Children: Abraham Marlett

Margaret Martin

Margaret Martin
Born: 1622, Limbourg, Liege, Belgium
Died: 25 August 1681, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Siblings: unknown

Husband: Gedeon LaPlante Merlet
Children: Abraham Marlett

Christina Billiou

Christina Billiou
Born: October 1658, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: 1699, Raritan, New Jersey

Father: Pierre Billiou
Mother: Francoise DuBois

Husband: Abraham Marlett
Children: Abraham Marlet

Abraham Marlett

Abraham Marlett
Born: 26 January 1656, Long Island, Kings, New York
Died: 1 June 1714, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

Father: Gedeon LaPlante Merlet
Mother: Margaret Martin

Wife: Christina Billiou
Children: Abraham Marlet

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