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Hannah Byrd (Grendon)

Also Known As: "Hannah Rebecca Byrd / Archer / Duke / Jennings (Grendon)"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: South Molton, Devonshire, England
Death: 1682 (51)
Westover Parish, Charles City, Charles Co, VA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Grendon, Ancient Planter and Elizabeth Grendon
Wife of Thomas Jennings, Sr.; William Thomas Byrd, of Martin's Brandon, Surry; William Duke and William Archer
Mother of Thomas Jennings, Jr.; John Richard Byrd, of Martin's Brandon, Surry; Thomas Byrd, Sr.; Elizabeth Bird, of Martin's Brandon, Surry; Richard Byrd and 4 others
Half sister of Grace Elizabeth Stegge and Thomas Stegge, Jr.

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About Hannah Byrd

Hannah Grendon Jennings (1st husband) was either a half or step sister to Grace Stegge. She was a widow when William Bird married her.

Hannah's parents are listed, but there seems to be some confusion about dates.

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Notes for HANNAH GRENDON: Colonel Thomas Grendon's will was probated in London, December 15, 1678. He described himself as "of St. James Duke Place, London, citizen and draper", gave his son Thomas Grendon, "now in Virginia", lands in Shelton, County Stafford, and to his daughter Hannah Duke, "now in Virginia" certain property there. (Sherwood, American Colonists, p. 53) Hannah Grendon was married four times. Her husband was Thomas Jennings of London, merchant, by whom she had a son Thomas, also a London merchant living there in 1685. She married, secondly, William Bird of Martin's Brandon in Charles City, on the south side of the James, now Prince George. William Bird had succeeded Captain Charles Sparrow as Virginia representative of the London merchants, John Sadler and Thomas Quiney. One of Thomas Quiney's brothers had p. 92 married Shakespeare's daughter, Judith. William Bird was associated with and may have been related to John Byrd of London [brother? also of Thomas?-mm], for in 1658-59, he gave a note to "John Bird, citizen and draper, of London." In 1661, he was a Justice in Charles City along with Robert Wynne. (V.M. 42, pp. 41, 247.)

William Duke was the third husband of Hannah Grendon by August 1672. Her father, Col. Thomas Grendon, was a London merchant and frequent resident of Virginia. His wife was Elizabeth (—) Stegge, widow of Col. Thomas Stegge and mother of Grace Stegge. Grace Stegge married John Byrd, a London goldsmith, who was the father of William Byrd I of Westover. Hannah Grendon had married first Thomas Jennings of London and William Bird of Martin’s Brandon Parish in Charles City (now Prince George) County. William Duke was a justice of Charles City County The thrice-widowed Hannah married fourth Capt. William Archer by 4 November 1679. On 28 September 1681, Archer secured a patent to 600 acres in Charles City County that had belonged to Duke. What relationship there was between William Archer and George Archer, we do not know. William Archer was clerk of Charles City County in 1677.

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Hannah Byrd's Timeline

March 1630
Devonshire, England
Age 9
Middlesex, UK
Age 14
England, United Kingdom
Age 14
England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Southwick Parrish,Surry,Virginia
Age 27
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 37
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
June 1, 1677
Age 47
Virginia, United States