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Anne Bray (Thorowgood)

Also Known As: "Thoroughgood", "Keeling", "Jermy"
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Lower Norfolk, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Thoroughgood and (No Name)
Wife of Ens. Thomas Keeling; William Jermy and Col. Robert Bray
Mother of Ann Lawson; Leonard Keeling; Capt. Adam Keeling; Edward Keeling; Sarah Woodhouse and 8 others
Sister of Thomas Thoroughgood; Edmund Thoroughgood; William Thoroughgood, III; Capt. Adam Thoroughgood; Frances Thoroughgood and 5 others

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About Anne Bray

http://www.esva dot net/ghotes/thorowgd/d0/i0017617.htm#i17617

It is NOT proved that Anne was the daughter of William Thorowgood or sister of Adam. Thomas Keeling transported his wife, Ann, in 1634. They came to the colony on the "John & Dorothy"; Adam Thorowgood was Captain of the "John & Dorothy." Thomas and Anne named sons Adam and Thorowgood. Adam Thorowgood was the godfather of Adam Keeling; he named Adam Keeling his godson in his will and left him a breeding goat.

The Information I have is that Adam Thorowgood,was not Ann Keeling (Thorowgood ) Father but rather her brother. Their parent ofc were William & Anne Edwards.Cannot corrcect due to the fact my grandmothers profile is lockrd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This Ann Keeling DID marry Thomas M Keeling & was not married just Twice!!!!!!!


  • Father: William Thoroughgood b: 12 MAY 1579 in Norfolk, England
  • Mother: Anne Edwards b: ABT 1583 in Norwich, Norfolk, England

Marriage 1 Thomas Keeling b: ABT 1608 in England Married: ABT 1635 in England

Marriage 2 William Jermy Married: ABT 1665 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia

Marriage 3 Robert Bray b: ABT 1618 in Biggleswade, Bedford, England Married: AFT 1666 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia


  1. Richard Bray b: BEF 1655
  2. Female {Unproven} Bray b: BEF 1646


322 Thomas M KEELING [Ensign]: b 1608 ,,England; m 1634 ,Norfolk, Virginia; d 17 Oct 1664 ,Norfolk,Virginia 323 Anne THOROUGOOD: b 1618 ,,England; d 18 Jan 1683 ,Norfolk,Virginia


"There is NO proof that Ann, wife of Thomas Keeling, is William's daughter; this relationship is purely speculative based on her naming sons Adam and Thorowgood Keeling. Naming one son for a prominent friend is one thing, naming two sons? Ann's descendants are shown here as theory in hopes that someone may find more conclusive information that would shed some light on her surname. It also provides a research aid as her descendants married those of Adam Thorowgood."

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Anne Bray's Timeline

Norfolk, England
Age 12
Jamestown, James City Shire, Virginia Colony
Age 12
Lower Norfolk,,Virginia,USA
Age 21
Jamestown, James City Shire,, Virginia Colony, USA
Age 22
Lower Norfolk, Virginia
Age 23
Virginia Colony
Age 28
Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Lower Norfolk, VA
Age 34
Of Lower Norfolk, Lower Norfolk, Virginia