Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thomas L Branson

4. Thomas L. Branson (William , Nathaniel ) was born on 18 Feb 1670/1671 in Sunninghill, Wellington, Berkshire, Eng. He died on 11 Nov 1744 in Burlington, Springfield, Nj.

s-NJ Absts; JSHN61B; #HDDW08A; IGI
r-Springfield twp, sold 100 A Mar 13, 1702/3; in 1734 bought land in Shenandoah Valley VA for sons to where he moved in 1727 but returned; gave John, son, 1000 A in White Post Warren Co Va w-Oct ll 1744*; pro Nov 24 1744
?-Other Thomas IGI: father Thomas chr 26 mar 1671 Manfield, York.
a-Nov 1723 NJ Supreme Ct case John Gosling owed Th Branson and John Day 200# as he failed to execute a bond for 101 # . John failed to execute bond Gen of
NJ vol 71-3-196

Thomas was born in England and died in New Jersey. He is the earliest Branson in this family tree to immigrate to America. We believe he immigrated to America around 1705.

Page: 58
Name: Thomas Branson
Date: 11 Oct 1744
Location: Springfield, Burlington Co.
Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. II 1730-1750
Calendar of New Jersey Wills

will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children--David, Joseph, Jonathan, Lionell, William, John, and Sarah Owen. Grandchildren--children of Zachariah Robins and Mary his wife, and of William Rogers and Elizabeth his wife. Grandaughter, Abigail Rogers. Grandson, Thomas, son of John Branson, tract lying on "Shanandow river" in Virginia, "which I laid out to Thomas Alexander and one called 'Scotch Robin.'" Executors--sons, Thomas and John. Witnesses--James Antram, James Maclatche, John Osmond. Proved Nov. 21, 1744.

Thomas married Elizabeth Day daughter of John Day and Elizabeth Harvey on 4 Oct 1702. Elizabeth was born on 20 Nov 1685 in Burlington Co., Nj. She died on 2 Apr 1754 in Springfield, Burlington, Nj.

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