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Robert Bracewell

Nicknames: "Robert Braswell", "Robert Bracewell"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Middlesex St, City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Virginia
Place of Burial: possibly, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Braswell
Husband of Rebecca Jane Bracewell and Faith Bracewell
Father of Jane Roberts; Rebecca West; Ann Bagnal; Robert Ely Bracewell, Jr. and Richard Braswell, Jr.

Occupation: Episcopalian Priest, Minister
Managed by: Tempie Dale Tavenner
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About Robert Bracewell

http://www.nonawilliams.com/names/braswell/braswell_Robt_rev_timeline.htm

Excerpts from a letter:

On 5/8/95 The Jamestowne Society approved Rev. Robert BRACEWELL, 1612-1668, as a qualifying ancestor for membership in The Jamestowne Society.

Miss Ima Eula Mewborn, a North Carolina member of The Jamestowne Society, submitted the application with her lineage going through Robert BRACEWELL’s daughter, Rebecca who married William WEST, well known for his participation in BACON’s Rebellion.

Rev. BRACEWELL’s election to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1653 gave him the qualification needed. As you know, he was asked to resign based on the issue of separation of church and state.

from: http://braswellgenealogy.blogspot.com/2007/10/jamestowne-society.html

Robert Bracewell is one immigrant who's migration to America can be attributed to a purpose higher than economics or necessity; as he was a Priest of the Church of England. Robert was born 1611 in London, England. He entered Oxford University on 2/22/1627 and graduated with a BA in Divinity on 11/3/1631

from: http://lewis187.home.mchsi.com/Campbell/Braswell-1.htm -------------------- His will was probated March 1, 1668.

Robert Braswell was born in 1611 in Middlesex, England, the only child of Richard and Lettice. He married Rebecca Izard in 1649 in Virginia. They had one child during their marriage. He died on May 1, 1668, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, at the age of 57. -------------------- Robert Braswell , the son of Richard Brasewell (or Bracewell) of London (1611-1668), graduated from Oxford in 1631 and became a minister of the Church of England. About 20 years later, he immigrated to Virginia. In 1651, he purchased 300 acres of land in Isle of Wight County from Capt. John Upton, who mentioned this land in his will of January 16, 1652. Two years later, Robert Braswell was elected to the House of Burgesses, but was suspended because he was not in a capacity to serve as a Burgess, since it is unprecedented and may produce bad circumstances . This suspension was evidently because he was a minister and it was contrary to the British principle of separation of church and state for officials of the church to hold public office. His wife was probably Rebecca Izard and their children were Jane, Rebecca, Robert, Richard, and Ann. He made his will February 15, 1667, and it was probated March 1, 1668. His son, Robert Braswell (1650-1702) , married Susan (or Susannah) Burgess who died is 1732.. In 1696, he appointed her his attorney and was not recorded after that date. Whether he died or left the county has been a subject of speculation by researchers. Their children were James, William, Richard, Ann (Riggs) , and Elizabeth. His son, William Braswell (1680 - 1720) of North Carolina, is most likely our family line. His wife was Mary ________ and his known children were William, Benjamin and James. Th e son William Braswell (1707-1785) married Margaret ________ and their children were William, Jacob, Arthur, Patience (West), Dorcas (Hooks), Patty (Bridges), and Samuel. Th e son, Jacob Braswell (1735-1823) of Nash County, is our link with our generations that follow. His wife's name is not known, but this children were Jacob, Jesse, William, Brittain, Nathan, Lucretia (Pittman), Mary (Jones), Patience (Thompson), Cloah (Sellers), Selah (Evans), and Patsy (Atkins). By 1820 he was living alone. Three years later his will was probated and in it he mentioned ten of his eleven children. Jesse received all of his father's land, six negroes, and his still. Jesse Braswell (1754-1827), had a plantation in Brunswick County, Virginia and married Lucy Coman (1757-1827). Their daughter, " Betsy", married Lewis Ball Taylor in 1792. The Elizabeth "Betsy" Braswell (1775-1849) of our family may have been the oldest child. Her sister Sally married five years after Betsy. Her brother John the year after that. Her sister Nancy married John Williams in 1804, but both Nancy and a sister Kizzie Stacy had died before their father in 1827. There were also brothers named Jacob, Peterson G. and Jesse M. Their mother has been identified as Jane Coman - which may be Coleman, a name associated with the Braswells in Brunswick County. Submitted By: kathienewton1Rev. Robert Bracewell, Sr. of England Robert Bracewell is one immigrant who's migration to America can be attributed to a purpose higher than economics or necessity; as he was a Priest of the Church of England. Robert was born 1612 in England. He graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Divinity on 11/3/1631. Questions for investigation concern whether Robert was recruited; and if so, by whom? In about 1645, probably in England, Robert married Rebecca Bracewell b. c. 1625 in England; as few marriageable women were to be found in the early Virginia Colony. Robert and Rebecca immigrated to Isle of Wight Co VA in about 1645. And in about 1650, he assumed the Parish of Lawne's Creek, Isle of Wight Co VA. In 1652 Robert served as Pastor of St. Luke's Church, Smithfield VA. Constructed in 1634, St. Luke's (known affectionately as Old Brick) is the oldest original Protestant church in America. In 1653, Robert was elected to the House of Burgesses; however, his status as clergy was deemed to set an undesirable precedence. And, he was dismissed. Robert wrote his will on 2/15/1667, naming Richard Izard as an executor. And, Robert died shortly thereafter. Isle of Wight Co. VA Will of Robert Bracewell15 Feb 1667 prob 1 May 1668 - to my daughter Jane Stokes her children three cowes- to Rebecca West my daughter one cow and Calfe and one cowe and calfe to the next child she may have- and the rest of all my estate unto my two sonnes Robert and Richard whome I make my full and sole executors of this my will, and the Mill I desire shall be finished with what speed my bee and to be let out, only reserving corner for themselves, and the p.duce of the mill to be equally divided between them both, and reserved to build a new mill hereafter and when built to be left wholly to my sonne Richard likewise I give seven hundred acres of land where I now live and six hundered acres at the western Branch of Nancemond County to be equall divided between my two sonnes Robert and Richard likewise it is my desire that no part of parcell of the estate shall be disposed of nor none of the land until they both are of full age nor no wayes divided but if it shall please God that either of them shall depart this life before he comes of age that then the survivior shall enjoye the whole - likewise I give unto my servant Elizabeth Hall when she shall be free one heiffer of two years of age - and likewise it is my desire that my loving friends Mr. Richard Izard and George Gwillim to be guardians unto my children in the time of their minoritie and to see this my will performed likewise I give unto the said Richard Izard and George Gwillim fortie shillings to each of them to buy them each one ring, - likewise I give unto my daughter Ann Bagnall one cow and calf and one cow and calf to her first child, if it please God she have any - and likewise it is my desire that my two sonnes Robert and Richard shall be put to scholle until they can both read and write. And this being my will I testifie it with my hand this 15th of February 1667.Rob Bracell In Wittness of George Gwillim Richard IzardThis will was proved in open court helf for the Isle of Wight County this first day of May 1668 and then recorded Teste John Jenings Clr: Recordes The next year, Rebecca married the same Richard Izard b. 1615 in England, and they had two daughters. Richard Izard died before 9/1670. Will of Richard Izard, X his mark: Daus. Mary and Martha Izard, wife Rebecca; legacy to James Bagnall, son of James Bagnall, my son-in-law. Isle of Wight Co Records: 1669 And, Rebecca died 1675 Isle of Wight Co VA when her will was written and probated. Will of Rebecca Izard: Dau. Rebecca Bagnall, dau. Martha Izard, legacies to Rebecca Bagnall and Mary Bennett, Martha Izard, James Bagnall, son of James Bagnall, Nehemiah Huntt, son of Godfrey Hunt, and Elizabeth Reeves. Son James Bagnall, Henry Reeves, and Ambrose Bennett overseers. Dated 15 Oct., 1675, proved 20 Oct., 1675. Born 1612 in England 11/3/1631 Graduated from Oxford University: BA in Divinity Married c. 1645 in England to Rebecca Bracewell b. c. 1625 in England Immigrated c. 1645 to Isle of Wight Co VA 1653 Elected to the House of Burgesses Died 3/14/1668 Isle of Wight Co VA Will proved 5/1/1668 Isle of Wight Co VA Circa 1668 in Isle of Wight Co VA Rebecca married Richard Izard b. 1615 in England 1/10/1669 Isle of Wight Co VA Probate Rebecca Izard signed the account of the estate of the late Robert Braswell Richard Izard died before 9/1670 Isle of Wight Co VA 9/14/1670 Isle of Wight Co VA Land Transaction Mistris Rebecca Izard, in the behalf of her two daughters, Mary & Martha Izard, Sep. 14, 1670, 250 acres Escheat land, Formerly granted unto Richard Izard, decd. Rebecca died 1675 Isle of Wight Co VA Children

   1. Jane Bracewell

Born c. 1645 Isle of Wight Co VA Married 1667 in Isle of Wight Co VA to Robert Stokes b. c. 1640 Married 1678 in Isle of Wight Co VA to Robert Eley II b. c. 1640 Married 1680 in Isle of Wight Co VA to John Evans b. c. 1640 in England Died 8/14/1713 Isle of Wight Co VA

   2. Rebecca Bracewell

Born 1647 Isle of Wight Co VA Married c. 1667 in Isle of Wight Co VA to William West b. 1643 Married before 1675 in Isle of Wight Co VA to James Bagwell, husband of sister Ann Died 1700 Isle of Wight Co VA

   3. Ann Bracewell

Born c. 1648 Isle of Wight Co VA Married c. 1667 in Isle of Wight Co VA to James Bagwell b. c. 1640 Died before 1675 Isle of Wight Co VA

   4. Robert Bracewell b. 1650 Isle of Wight Co VA
   5. Richard Bracewell

Born 1652 Isle of Wight Co VA Married 1/16/1673 in Isle of Wight Co VA to Sarah Valentine b. c. 1652 Died before 7/1725 Isle of Wight Co VA

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Robert Bracewell's Timeline

1611
October 13, 1611
City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 13, 1611
England
October 13, 1611
St Andrew, London, , England
1611
1628
1628
- 1631
Age 16
England
1642
April 1, 1642
Age 30
Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, UK
1644
1644
Age 32
England
1647
1647
Age 35
Isle Wight, Virginia, USA
1649
1649
Age 37
1649
Age 37
Isle Wight,,Virginia,USA