James Byrom, Immigrant (1687 - 1749)

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Birthplace: Prescott, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Essex, Virginia, United States
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About James Byrom, Immigrant

ID: I679

Name: James Byrom

Sex: M

Birth: 1687 in Prescott,Lancashire,England

Death: 18 APR 1749 in Essex county VA

Note:

JAMES BYROM was born about 1687 in Prescott, Lancashire, England, and died in 1748 or 1749 in Essex County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Osborn about 1725 in Essex County, Virginia. James was a planter of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia. Sometime before his death, James gave land in King and Queen County, Virginia, to his eldest son, Henry Byrom.

James was named as guardian from the records of guardian bonds of May 18, 1725, of Peter and Bryant Byrom, surviving sons of Henry Byrom and Frances Mills (relationship between James and Henry Byrom uncertain). Henry and Frances Mills Byrom's surviving daughters were placed under the guardianship of two others. Mary was placed under the guardianship of Thomas Davis, bond dated January 19, 1724. Frances Ann was placed under the guardianship of Jonathan Halle, bond dated Feburary 17, 1724. The text of the bond which James made for guardianship of Peter and Bryant Byrom is as follows:

BOND FOR GUARDIANSHIP (1725)

James Byrom, Virginia, Essex County

Know all men by these presents that we James Byrom, John McKenny & John Gatwood are held & firmly bound unto John Lomax, Tent. Of ye County of Essex his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. For and in behalf of ye Court of ye aforesaid County of Essex in the sum of One Hundred pounds Sterl. To ye true payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs Exrs. and Admrs. Jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands & seals this 18th day of May, 1725.

The condition of the above obligation is such Yt. If ye above bound James Byrom guardian of Peter Byrom & Bryand Byrom as heirs Exrs. & Admrs. Do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto ye said orphans all such estate and estates as now is or hereafter shall come to ye hands of ye said James Byrom as soon as ye said orphans shall attaine to lawfull age or when thereunto required by ye Justices of Peace for Essex County Court as may arise about ye said estate then this obligation to be void else to be in full force & virtue.

Signed Seal'd & delivered in presence of us

W. Beverley

Note: Upon Henry's death, his wife, Frances Mills married Alexander Somerville, and it is in Somerville's estate appraisal that the names of Henry and Frances Mills Byrom's children are mentioned: John (born about 1703; died January, 1723/24), Peter (who probably died young), Bryant (born about 1708; died 1772), Mary, and Francis Anne.

Copies of the above BOND OF GUARDIANSHIP are held by several Byrom family researchers, and I am unsure exactly from whom I received it. If you really must have an exact source, you can find the original in the Essex County, Virginia, Records.

James' will was dated May 21, 1748; proved April 18, 1749; and recorded May 16, 1749, and I have the source for this document! His wife, Elizabeth, was appointed Executrix. The text of his will is as follows:

THE WILL OF JAMES BYROM OF ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Recorded in Will Book #8, page 239, Essex County, Virginia

In the name of God Amen. I James Byrom of South Farnham Parish in Essex County, being sick and weak of boday but of sound and perfect memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God, do mak and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say,

First and principally I commend my soul unto the hands of God who gave it, hopeing thro' the merits, death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and remission of all my sins and wickedness I commit to the earth to be decently and Christianly buried at the discretion of my executor which I shall hereafter name.

Now as touching the disposition of all such temporal estates as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I do give and dispose thereof as followeth viz:

First, I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged.

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my eldest son, Henry Byrom on shilling sterling in full of his portion, with the land I formerly gave him in King and Queen.

Item. I do lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all my land and plantation that I am now possest with, I likewise lend unto my said wife Elizabeth all my personal estate, goods, chattels whatsoever with the land during her natural life, and after her decease I do give and bequeath the said land and premises to be equally divided among my five sons whose names I shall here mention, James, John, Peter, EZEKIEL and Orzwill Byrom, to them and their heirs forever. Likewise after my beloved wifes decease all my personal estate which I have lent unto her I do give to be equally divided amongst all my children which I shall here mention, James, John, Peter, EZEKIEL, Orzwill, Mary, Phebe and Elizabeth Byrom and Eloner Wimpee the wife of John Wimpee to them and their heirs forever.

And I do make, constitute and ordain Elizabeth my beloved wife Executrix full and solely of this present last will and testament and I do hereby revoke, dissolve, and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

Signed, Seal'd & declared )

In the presence of us ) James Byrom (seal)

Jas. Fansitt

Wm. Meador

John Allen, Jr.

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 18th day of April Anno.Dom. 1749

This last will and testament of James Byrom deceased was this day presented in Court and was proved by the Oath of James Fansit and John Allen Junr. Two of the witnesses thereto.

And at a Court held for the said County at Tappahannock aforesaid on the 16 day of May in the year aforesaid the Executrix therein named and thereupon was admitted to record and is truly recorded.

Test: John Lee Cleur

A copy Teste:H. Southworth, Clerk

CHRISTENING: August 07, 1687 Prescott Parish, Lancashire, England

Change Date: 4 MAY 2002 at 07:11:36

Father: James Byrom b: 1627

Mother: Jane Wright

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Marriage 1 Elizabeth Osburn b: WFT Est. 1687-1713

Married: Abt 1725 in Essex County VA

Children

Henry Byrom b: Abt 1726 in Essex Co.,VA
James Byrom b: Abt 1728 in VA
John Byrom b: Abt 1730 in Essex Co.,VA
Peter Byrom b: Abt 1732 in VA
Ezekiel Byrom b: Abt 1737 in Essex County VA
Osburn Byrom b: Abt 1ID: I407 

Name: James Byrom

Sex: M

Birth: 18 APR 1687 in Prescot Parish, Lancanchire, England

Christening: 7 AUG 1687

Death: 1748 in Essex County, Virginia

Note:

He was a planter of Southfarnham parish, Essex County, VA. He was named guardian from bonds of May 18, 1725, of his brother's, Peter and Bryant Byrom. Before 1748, he gave land in King and Queen County, VA to his eldest son Henry Byrom. His will was dated May 21, 1748 proved April 18, 1749. His wife Elizabeth was appointed Execrutirix. (HHB-Byrom Manuscript) **Peter and Bryant were not James' brothers but his cousins (DRK)

It has recently become a source of debate as to whether or not Henry Byrom and Francis Byrom are indeed James' parents. I have seen his parents also listed as James Byrom and Jane Wright. It is quite possible that James was a brother to Henry Byrom. He was the guardian of Peter and Bryant Byrom after Henry's death, but the source of his relationship is not certain. For the time being I am leaving his parents as Henry and Francis, until I can do further research. (D. Krippendorf)

"James Byrom, born 1687, in Prescot Parish, Lancashire, was the youngest son of James and Jane, and a half-brother of Thomas and William. As stated above, he accompanied his brother William to Va. in 1695 under the terms of an indenture to Edward Hill who obtained a land patent on 25 Oct. 1695 for transporting them."

  • Information obtained from 'The Byron Chronicle, A History of the Byron & Byrom Families, 1066-1800' by Mark Bennett Byron III, 1965. This is long awaited information and clears up the mystery of James and Elizabeth. The ancestry information is well documented and can be accepted as the most accurate available. (DRK)

The following information was provided by Gary Kuschnereit (LuTeaPrin@aol.com)

JAMES BYROM was born about 1703 in Essex County, Virginia, and died in 1748 or 1749 in Essex County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) about 1725 in Essex County, Virginia. James was a planter of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia. Sometime before his death, James gave land in King and Queen County, Virginia, to his eldest son, Henry Byrom.

James was named as guardian from the records of guardian bonds of May 18, 1725, of Peter and Bryant Byrom, surviving sons of Henry Byrom and Frances Mills (relationship between James and Henry Byrom uncertain). Henry and Frances Mills Byrom's surviving daughters were placed under the guardianship of two others. Mary was placed under the guardianship of Thomas Davis, bond dated January 19, 1724. Frances Ann was placed under the guardianship of Jonathan Halle, bond dated Feburary 17, 1724. The text of the bond which James made for guardianship of Peter and Bryant Byrom is as follows:

BOND FOR GUARDIANSHIP (1725)

James Byrom, Virginia, Essex County

Know all men by these presents that we James Byrom, John McKenny & John Gatwood are held & firmly bound unto John Lomax, Tent. Of ye County of Essex his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. For and in behalf of ye Court of ye aforesaid County of Essex in the sum of One Hundred pounds Sterl. To ye true payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs Exrs. and Admrs. Jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands & seals this 18th day of May, 1725.

The condition of the above obligation is such Yt. If ye above bound James Byrom guardian of Peter Byrom & Bryand Byrom as heirs Exrs. & Admrs. Do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto ye said orphans all such estate and estates as now is or hereafter shall come to ye hands of ye said James Byrom as soon as ye said orphans shall attaine to lawfull age or when thereunto required by ye Justices of Peace for Essex County Court as may arise about ye said estate then this obligation to be void else to be in full force & virtue.

Signed Seal'd & delivered in presence of us

W. Beverley

Note: Upon Henry's death, his wife, Frances Mills married Alexander Somerville, and it is in Somerville's estate appraisal that the names of Henry and Frances Mills Byrom's children are mentioned: John (born about 1703; died January, 1723/24), Peter (who probably died young), Bryant (born about 1708; died 1772), Mary, and Francis Anne.

Copies of the above BOND OF GUARDIANSHIP are held by several Byrom family researchers, and I am unsure exactly from whom I received it. If you really must have an exact source, you can find the original in the Essex County, Virginia, Records.

James' will was dated May 21, 1748; proved April 18, 1749; and recorded May 16, 1749, and I have the source for this document! His wife, Elizabeth, was appointed Executrix. The text of his will is as follows:

THE WILL OF JAMES BYROM OF ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Recorded in Will Book #8, page 239, Essex County, Virginia

In the name of God Amen. I James Byrom of South Farnham Parish in Essex County, being sick and weak of boday but of sound and perfect memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God, do mak and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say,

First and principally I commend my soul unto the hands of God who gave it, hopeing thro' the merits, death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and remission of all my sins and wickedness I commit to the earth to be decently and Christianly buried at the discretion of my executor which I shall hereafter name.

Now as touching the disposition of all such temporal estates as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I do give and dispose thereof as followeth viz:

First, I will that my debts and funeral charges shall be paid and discharged.

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my eldest son, Henry Byrom on shilling sterling in full of his portion, with the land I formerly gave him in King and Queen.

Item. I do lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all my land and plantation that I am now possest with, I likewise lend unto my said wife Elizabeth all my personal estate, goods, chattels whatsoever with the land during her natural life, and after her decease I do give and bequeath the said land and premises to be equally divided among my five sons whose names I shall here mention, James, John, Peter, EZEKIEL and Orzwill Byrom, to them and their heirs forever. Likewise after my beloved wifes decease all my personal estate which I have lent unto her I do give to be equally divided amongst all my children which I shall here mention, James, John, Peter, EZEKIEL, Orzwill, Mary, Phebe and Elizabeth Byrom and Eloner Wimpee the wife of John Wimpee to them and their heirs forever.

And I do make, constitute and ordain Elizabeth my beloved wife Executrix full and solely of this present last will and testament and I do hereby revoke, dissolve, and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

Signed, Seal'd & declared )

In the presence of us ) James Byrom (seal)

Jas. Fansitt

Wm. Meador

John Allen, Jr.

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 18th day of April Anno.Dom. 1749

This last will and testament of James Byrom deceased was this day presented in Court and was proved by the Oath of James Fansit and John Allen Junr. Two of the witnesses thereto.

And at a Court held for the said County at Tappahannock aforesaid on the 16 day of May in the year aforesaid the Executrix therein named and thereupon was admitted to record and is truly recorded.

Test: John Lee Cleur

A copy Teste:H. Southworth, Clerk

Information obtained from Gloria Kerns (Askeyologist@yahoo.com) from Rootsweb World Connect Database (askeylogist). *listed as James 'BYRUM' born 1687 in Prescott Parish, Lancashire, England. His parents are listed as: James Byrum (b. 1627) and Jane Ellen Wright. James (1627) parents are listed as Thomas Byrum (1594) and Anna Byrche. Thomas' father is listed as Henry Byrum (1567). Henry's father is listed as Henry Byrum (1545 in Lowton, England).

Information obtained from Lorna James (LornaJ36@aol.com) at Rootsweb World Connect Database (:1083695)-b. 1703, d. 1749

Several databases and individuals list him as James 'The Emmigrant' Byrom.

Change Date: 1 JAN 2005 at 22:36:10

Father: James Byrom b: Abt 1649 in England

Mother: Jane Wright

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Osburn

Married: in Essex County, Virginia

Children

Henry B. Byrom b: Abt 1706 in Essex County, Virginia
James Byrom b: Abt 1709 in Essex County, Virginia
John Byrom b: 1712 in Essex County, Virginia
Eleanor Byrom b: 1715 in Essex County, Virginia
Peter Byrom b: Abt 1718 in Essex County, Virginia
Orzwell Byrom b: 1723 in Essex County, Virginia
Phoebe Byrom b: 1725 in Essex County, Virginia
Mary Byrom b: 1728 in Virginia
Elizabeth Byrom b: 1730 in Essex County, Virginia
Ezekiel Byrom b: Abt 1735 in Essex County, Virginia

738 in VA

Elizabeth Byrom
Elonor Byrom
Mary Byrom
Phebe Byrom

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James Byrom, Immigrant's Timeline

1687
April 18, 1687
Prescott, Lancashire, England
1706
1706
Age 18
Essex , VA, United States
1709
1709
Age 21
1723
1723
Age 35
Essex, VA, USA
1725
1725
Age 37
Essex, VA, United States
1732
1732
Age 44
1735
1735
Age 47
1737
1737
Age 49
Essex, VA, United States
1738
1738
Age 50
1749
April 18, 1749
Age 62
Essex, Virginia, United States