Thomas Bragg (1580 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Jamestown, James City, Virginia
Occupation: in the royal navy,"obtained land grants from the Crown" for his service, then hired by Capt. Newport to work on the Susan Constant
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True or not. There seems to be to much info for Thomas to not have been both real and married to Mary/Molly Newport. He worked for Capt Newport on his 2nd trip and married a daughter. As we know children are left out of records sometimes when born last. Until there is more definitive proof I am considering Thomas/Molly/Christopher my kin. Rather than argue the point I plan to keep this in my tree. JDBragg.5.24.11 Thomas Bragg 1580 m.1610 Mary/Molly Newport Bragg 1585 -25f -30m

Additional curator's notes: The information about Thomas is generally accepted as correct but the name and family of his wife is disputed by several researchers. The citations below show both sides of the dispute. Documents have not been found by any researcher yet to settle the matter.The DAR accepts that Thomas Bragg arrived in Jamestown on the ship Susan Constant, commanded by Adm. Christopher Newport.

Newport made many trips between England and Virginia over a five year period, including the voyage of the Sea Venture which wrecked in Bermuda due to storms. It would not have been unusual occurrence for a naval officer to transport his family to a colony where he made frequent trips. The belief that his daughter could have been in Virginia, met Thomas Bragg and married him is plausible but NOT proven. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Curator, 4/22/2011

Retrieved 3-4-2009: Story of Thomas and early Bragg family in America: http://thebraggfamily.blogspot.com/2007/05/did-you-know-5.html. Objections made to any connection of marriage between Thomas Bragg and any of the Newport family. Bragg Family Genealogy Forum, Posted by: Mark Bragg, In Reply to: Re: BraggFamily About 1530 by John Shetterlyhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/bragg/messages/1037.html

Janet Tyree, Re: Bragg American Line, Bragg Family Genealogy Forum,http://genforum.genealogy.com/bragg/messages/1887.html

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Thomas Bragg's Timeline

1580
1580
England
1615
, 1615
Age 35
Jamestown, VA, USA
1624
1624
Age 44
Hampton, VA, USA
1647
1647
Age 67
Jamestown, James City, Virginia
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Jamestown, James City, Virginia
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