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  • Abigail Bryant (1647 - 1715)
    Abigail Bryant was born abt 1647 in Duxbury, Massachusetts and died 12 May 1715 in Plympton, Massachusetts. Parents: Stephen Bryant (1615-1701) and Abigail Shaw (1626-1694). Married: on 23 Dec ...
  • Abigail Bryant (c.1624 - 1694)
    2. Abigail b. abt 1624 at England; m. abt 1646 Stephen Bryant; d. 24 October 1694 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, aged 70 years. Children of Abigail Shaw and Stephen Bryant, Sr. include: Abigail Bryan...
  • Abigail Faunce (Bryant) (1682 - 1770)
  • Abigail Bryant (1719 - 1768)
  • Abigail Waterman (1716 - 1782)
    She was the daughter of Jonathan Bryant and Margaret West. 

About the Bryant surname

The Bryant family lived in Frampton Cotterell for many generations. I found this information in the town of Yates, about 2 miles to the east of Frampton Cotterell. "Topographical Dictionary, Sam Lewis, 1840; page 230."

                         FRAMPTON COTTERELL

(Saint Peters)--A parish, in the union of Chipping-Sodbury, Upper Division of the County of Gloucester, 8 miles North East by North from Bristol, England; containing 1816 inhabitants. This place derives its name from being situated on the River Frome. The manufacturing of hats extensively carried on, affording employment to about four hundred persons;

    Independent and Wesleyan Methodist have each a place of worship here.
                         The name "BRYANT"

variations in spelling: Bryan; Bryant; Brien; Brian; Briant, and the son of Bryan. The name Bryant is not imported from Irland.

My Great Grand father, James Bryant came to America in about 1862.

The Bryants', namely George, Richard, Jonathan, and maybe Samuel, going back another 3 generations, come From Gloucester County in the towns of Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, and Mangotsfield.