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Thomas Bryan

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Hardy Bryan, I and Sarah Worseley / Bryan
Husband of Rachel Reman Lavender
Father of Sarah Bryan; Ann "Nancy" Bryan and Penelope Bryan
Brother of Hardy Bryan, Jr.; William Bryan; Issac Bryan; Lewis Bryan; Col. Nathan Bryan, I and 1 other
Half brother of John Worseley; Thomas Worseley and Joseph Worseley

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About Thomas Bryan

Will: Bryan, Thomas. County not given.

December 1, 1760. Wife: Rachel Bryan. Daughters: Sarah and Ann Bryan. Executors: Rachel Bryan, Wm. Bryan (brother of testator) and John Lavender. Witnesses: Sarah Bryan, Hardy Bryan, Wm. White. No probate appears.

--from Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1690-1760; J. Bryan Grimes

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In The Name of God Amen

I Thomas Bryan Being Very Sick And Week in Body but in my Propper sense of Memory And Calling to mind the mortality of my body__________ that it is Appointed for all men to Die Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament I doth Dispose of my Wordly Goods as Follows Inpremis I give and Leave to my Loving Wife Rachel Bryan one Negro man called Denbur and all my Stock of Hoggs Cattle Sheep and Plantation Tools to her her heirs and assigns for ever only she to pay my Just Debts out of the Profit of Said Things Item I give and Leave to my three Children Sarah Bryan Ann Bryan and the Child that my Loving Wife Rachel Bryan now goes With one Negro man called Jam and one Negro Girl Caled Lucy and if the Child that my Loving Wife Now goes with Should Be a Son I give and Leave to him his heirs and Asigns for ever one Track of Land Lying on the North Side of the Ash Branch Consisting of one hundred and Seventy acres Be the Same more or Less it Being the Plantation I now live on And if the Child that my Wife now goeth With Shall be a Female Child then What Ever Lands I have given to The Child that my Wife now goes With I give and Leave to my Children Sarah Ann and the Child that my Wife Now goes With to Be equaly Divided Between them When my Daughter Sarah Bryan Comes to the age of Twenty one years or at the marriage of either of them And I Do nominate And appoint my Loving Wife Rachel Bryan Executrix and my Brothers William Bryan and John Lavender my Hole and Sole Executrix and Executors of this my Last Will & Testment in Witness Whereof I Have Hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this ___ Day of December in the year of our Lord God One Hundred Seven and Sixty

Thos Bryan

Signed Sealed and Published In Presents of us Sarah Bryan Hardy Bryan William White

And I Do acknowledge the Same to Be interlined in the Second Page the Words to be Equaly and the Word Exetrix

Recorded in the Sec Office in Book H Pages 207

Transcription by Jean Mayo Hirsch

Hard Copy on file

1764: 30 June 1764 - to divide 13 Negroes according to the will - signed by JOHN BRYAN, JOHN FRANK and FREDERICK (X) BECTON - 5 NEGROES were sold to a HARDY, NATHAN, and WILLIAM BRYAN

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=7213&id=I07141

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Daughter Penelope is apparently the "The Child that my Wife now goes With."

Regarding the Hardy Bryan who witnessed the will:

Thomas Bryan's father Hardy Bryan died before 5/6/1760, when his will was proved.

Hardy Bryan Jr. probably witnessed the will of his brother Thomas Bryan.

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Thomas Bryan's Timeline

1738
1738
Bertie County, North Carolina, USA
1755
1755
Age 17
1756
1756
Age 18
Craven County, North Carolina, USA
1758
1758
Age 20
Craven County, North Carolina, United States
1760
1760
Age 22
Perquimans County, North Carolina, USA
1760
Age 22
Craven County, North Carolina, USA