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Henry Isham, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pytchley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1675
Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Isham and Mary Isham
Husband of Elizabeth? Isham and Katherine Isham
Father of Phoebe Belcher; Mary Randolph; Henry Isham, II and Anne Eppes
Brother of Euseby Isham and Anne Walthew

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Henry Isham BIRTH 1628 South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England DEATH 1 Feb 1670 Henrico County, Virginia, USA BURIAL Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle Henrico County, Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 71994302

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  • Henry Isham1
  • M, b. circa 1628, d. before 11 September 1677
  • Father William Isham b. 20 Mar 1588, d. a 4 Oct 1630
  • Mother Mary Brett b. c 1604, d. b 22 Dec 1682
  • Henry Isham was born circa 1628 at of Pytchley, Northamptonshire, England. He married Katherine Banks, daughter of Christopher Banks, circa 1659; They had 1 son (Henry) and 2 daughters (Mary & Anne). Henry Isham died before 11 September 1677 at Bermunda Hundred, Henrico, VA.
  • Family Katherine Banks b. c 1630
  • Children
    • Mary Isham2 b. c 1660, d. 25 Dec 1735
    • Anne Isham+ b. c 1665, d. 1718
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6018] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 338; Family Group Sheets in SLC Archives.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 603.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p648.htm#i19474
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  • A genealogy of the wives of the American presidents and their first two ... By Craig Hart GoogleBooks Pg.136-139
  • Martha Wayles, b. October 19, 1748, Chesterfield Co., Va.; d. September 6, 1782, Monticello, Charlottesville, Va., m.(1) Bathurst Skelton, m(2) January 1, 1772, Thomas Jefferson, b. April 13, 1743, Virginia; d. Monticello
  • G-3
  • Francis Eppes, b. 1659, Shirley Hundred, Va.; d. 1718 or 1719, Henrico Co., Va., m. Anne Isham, b. Henrico Co., Va; d. Va.
  • G-4
  • HENRY ISHAM, b. 1628, England; d. 1675, m. KATHERINE BANKS, b. 1632, England
  • G-5
  • William Isham, b. March 20, 1587 or 1588, Pytchley, England; d. 1631, Pytchley, England, m. Mary Brett, b. 1603, Toddington, England; d. 1675
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  • The Virginia magazine of history and biography (1893)
  • http://www23.us.archive.org/details/virginiamagazin09socigoog
  • http://www23.us.archive.org/stream/virginiamagazin09socigoog#page/n87/mode/1up
  • Pg. 75
  • Joseph Royall m. Thomasin m. Ann; brother Henry; land patent 1637

Note. Joseph Royall probable son of above patentee, m. Katherine __, who m. 2nd Henry Isham, Sr.

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Henry Isham son of William Isham, of Bedfordshire, England, and his wife Mary, sister of Sir Edward Brett, of Blendenhall, county Kent, England, came to Virginia about 1656, where he had a grant of land. Settled at Bermuda Hundred, where he married Katherine, widow of Joseph Royall of Henrico county, and had:

  • 1. Henry, who died unmarried.
  • 2. Mary, who married William Randolph.
  • 3. Elizabeth, who married Colonel Francis Eppes of Henrico.

A fine impression of the Isham arms, on a red wax seal, is attached to a paper at Henrico court house. IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons

Col. William Randolph of Warwickshire, but late of Virginia, Gent., died April 11, 1711. Mrs. Mary Randolph, his only wife. She was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Catherine his wife. He was of Northamptonshire, but late of Virginia, Gent. In 1674 he emigrated to Virginia and settled at Turkey Island, on James River, Henrico County, Va. Was clerk of Henrico County from 1683 to 1711; was member of the House of Burgesses from 1685 to 1699 and from 1703 to 1705, and again in 1710; Speaker of the House, 1690; Clerk of the House, 1702; Attorney General, 1696, and of the Royal Council a member. There is on file at Henrico Court House a paper dated 1698 bearing signature and a fine impression of his arms-"Gu, upon a cross or, fin mullets gu." Col. William Randolph married (1680) Mary Isham, daughter of Henry Isham, of Burmuda Hundred on James River, and Catherine, his wife (maiden name unknown). Their children, arranged in order, by John Randolph of Roanoke, are as follows: 1. William Randolph, Jr., known as Councillor Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, Nov. 1681. Married (1705) Elizabeth Beverly. 2. Thomas Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, June, 1683, settled at Tuckahoe on James River, Goochland Co., Va. Married (1710) Judith Churchill. 3. Isham Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, Dec. 1684, settled at Dungenness, Goochland Co., Va. Married (1717) Jane Rogers, of Shadgate Street, London, Eng. 4. Richard Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, May, 1686, settled at Curls Neck. Married (1714) Jane Bolling. 5. Henry Randolph, b. Oct. 1687; d. unmarried, in England and willed his share of Curls estate to Richard. 6. Sir John Randolph, Knight, b. at Turkey Island, April, 1689; settled in Williamsburg, Va. Married (1718) Susanna Beverly, sister of his brother William's wife. 7. Edward Randolph, b. Oct. 1690, settled in Bristol, Eng. Married (1715) Miss Grosvenor, of Bristol, and had among other children Edward Randolph, Jr., who married Lucy Harrison; Elizabeth, married Mr. Yates, of Gloucester Co.; Mary, married Rev. Robert Yates. Their daughter, Catherine, married Dr. Robert Wellford, a surgeon in the English army, who settled in Fredericksburg. (See Secretary Nelson's record.)

A family in England bearing the name of de Isham or Isham has existed over a period of eight hundred and fifty years. For about three hundred and forty years the line is somewhat uncertain, but from the year 1424 to the present time the family may be definitely traced in its ancient home in Northamptonshire, England. In the sixteenth century the fortunes of the family began to improve and in 1627 the then representative of the family was made a baronet, a title which has continued to the present time, although not in the direct line. The account of the Isham family is based upon the researches of the Rev. Henry Isham Longden, who was born at Lamport, the seat of the baronets Isham, and who had the use of the very extensive archives and family papers there preserved. Other families bearing the name are found in Shropshire and Somersetshire.

Henry Isham of the ancient house of Pitchley emigrated to Virginia. Who his first wife was is unknown: several references to her suggest her name to Elizabeth. Phoebe Isham is a daughter from this marriage and a son, Edward or Edmund. He had no surviving son by his second wife Kathrine:(Henry jr. died at an early age), daughters Mary and Ann Isham from this marriage.

"The Virginians themselves are inclined to suspect that Henry had more children by his first wife Elizabeth???

son Henry by his second wife mentions only his immediate family in his will. Philip Alexander Bruce says there is a possible daughter who married a Cherstain--otherwise he cannot account for an Isham Cherstain, except as a fancy name.

Phoebe, that married Robert Belcher, shows up in Virginia b: 1649-50 there in Henrico county, the only possibility of being Henrys daughter, the other daughters and son henry were not born til around 1660. Katherine out lived henry and married again and had other children this leads us to believe Henry was older and Katherine Younger when he married her, giving rise to the fact he was married before.

Edward Isham a son by the first marriage: possible descendents

John Isham in Henry County in Nansemond, further west toward Kentucky--he very likely from Edward; Ann Isham Gordon as late as 1796 (will) of Prince George county, near Bermuda Hundred.

15. EUSEBY ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Mar. 20, 1586-87 at Braunston; married Susan, widow of Daniel Kechen. In 1630 he was dwelling at Pytchley. No issue.

16. WILLIAM ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Mar. 20, 1587-88 at Braunston; married at Toddington, county Bedford, Aug. 15, 1625, Mary Brett, sister of Sir Edward Brett of Bexley in Kent, knight, serjeant-porter to the king, whose will of Dec. 22, 1682, proved Mar. 17, 1683-84, mentions his Virginia nephew, Henry Isham (Henry sr's son by Katherine), deceased, and his two daughters.

16. WILLIAM, bapt. Mar. 20, 1587-88; m. Mary Brett; was living 1627. CHILDREN

Euseby, bapt. June 7, 1626, at Pytchley; d. Jan. 30, 1653-54, and was buried at Wroxton near Banbury in Oxfordshire, with an inscription on a small brass.

The inscription is as follows: Heare lyeth the body of Euseby Isam sonne of William Isam of Pichly in the conty of North-hampton, esquire, buryed the 31 day of Ianuary anno domini 1653. "The family had no connection that I know of with Wroxton, and there was no reason why he should have been buried there, unless the young man (he was only twenty-seven) in the troubles of the time fell in some skirmish or brawl. The register of the church is badly kept, and makes no mention even of his burial, nor does the name of Isham occur in it. I conclude he was almost without doubt unmarried."

24. Henry, of Bermuda Hundred upon James River in Henrico county, Virginia;m#1 Elizabeth Anne. #2 m: Katherine Banks

17. THOMAS ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Dec. 20, 1600; died Feb. 6, 1669-70, and was buried at Wheatfield, where his monument remains; married at Pytchley Aug. 28, 1628, Elizabeth Denton, baptized at Stowe May 6, 1610, daughter of Sir Thomas Denton of Hillesden, Bucks, knight. She died Sept. 20, 1667, and was buried at Hillesden, where her monument remains.

Thomas Isham resided at Radclive, county Buckingham, and at Wheatfield, county Oxford. He and his wife are often named in the well-known letters of the Verney family and he was fined œ10 in 1649 by the parliamentary committee, having compounded, on June 28 of that year, lest his estate should be sequestrated for anything said or done by him during the first civil war. His wife's Buckinghamshire connections may have been the reason for his keeping house at Radclive, but he was of Wheatfield, Feb. 1, 1669-70, when he made his will. CHILDREN

Euseby, d. in infancy and was buried Aug. 2, 1629, at Hillesden.

Thomas, b. at Wheatfield, where the registers are lost; d. unmarried July 17, 1676, and was buried at Hillesden, with a monument. He matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, Mar. 31, 1664, being then aged seventeen and received B.A. June 20, 1667; barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple in 1675. By his will of June 13, 1676, he gave œ400 in trust, to be paid to the heir apparent or heir male of the body of his cousin german, Henry Isham of Virginia, if such heir should come to reside in England for one whole year. He gave to his uncle Denton, a doctor of physic œ100, and other sums to his cousins Alexander Denton, a doctor of the Middle Temple, George Nicholas of Covent Garden and Anne his wife and Robert Dormer, a barrister of Lincoln's Inn, but all his lands and real estate he gave to his friend and cousin, Francis Drake of Stratton Audley. By a codicil of July 17, 1676, he gave his law books and notes to Nicholas Page and his best piece of plate to "my cousin Anne Woodward, my dear Franck Drake's mother." A memorandum added to the will, which was proved July 20, 1676, by Francis Drake, the executor, explains that a reason for the Virginian legacy was, that Sir Edward Brett might be encouraged to be very kind to the Virginian cousin "and therefore I begg his kindness for his kinsman and mine."

Anne, buried at Hillesden Sept. 9, 1632, an infant.

18. SIR JOHN ISHAM of Lamport (Thomas, John of Lamport, Euseby), born on Friday July 27, 1582, according to father's notes; died at Lamport July 8, 1651, and was buried the next day at Lamport under a tombstone of black marble; married at Brixworth Oct. 19, 1607, Judith Lewin, born about Oct. 31, 1590, died June 25, 1625, in thirty-fifth year and was buried at Lamport, a tablet of black marble over the altar describing her as "Daughter to learned William Lewin." She was the youngest daughter of William Lewin of Otteringden in Kent, a doctor of the civil law and a judge of the prerogative court.

Sir John's godfathers were John Isham his grandfather, then sheriff of Northamptonshire, and his great-uncle Henry Isham, citizen of London and controller of the Custom House and his godmother, Alice, wife of Thomas Aldershawe.

On May 30, 1627, he had a patent of a baronetcy from King Charles II. He added to the family estates by buying from Francis Saunders, esquire, the manor of Shangton in Leicestershire on Apr. 15, 1637, for a sum of œ12,225, but his sympathy for the royal cause impoverished the family, the king borrowing money of him and the parliament sequestrating his estates.

Elizabeth Isham the wyfe & widow of Thomas Isham Esquire my loving and religious mother daparted this lyfe on the 9th day of August being Thursday betweene the houres of 9 & 10 of the clok in the forenoone Anno Domini 1621 and was buried on the Saturday following she having lived in the worlde 69 yeares wanting 7 weekes, Shee kept

24. HENRY ISHAM (William, Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), date of birth and death unknown; married #1 unknown #2 Katharine Banks, daughter of (???) Banks of Canterbury. Her will was proved Dec. 1, 1686, in Virginia. She had married second, Joseph Royall or Ryal, and perhaps had issue by him. As Captain Harry Isham of Bermuda Hundred, he is named in the will of John Smith of Bristol in 1676, and he was also a legatee in the will of Sir Edward Brett of Bexley. Children: Worthy to note here:

Henry is reputed to have had other Children by his first wife: Several sons and a daughter:

Many genealogies have Phoebe Isham listed as the first daughter born: This Phoebe Isham was married to Robert Belcher.

She was not mentioned in her stepbrothers will nor was any other earlier children of Henry's.

Children of Henry and Katherine Banks Royall:

Henry, of Henrico county in Virginia, to whom Thomas Isham of the Middle Temple, his cousin german once removed, gave a legacy in his will of June 13, 1676, on condition that he should come back to spend a whole year in England. This legacy was a fatal one for he d. on his voyage from England to Virginia after the completion of the year. His will of Nov. 13, 1678, was proved in London June 5, 1680, and in Virginia Feb. 1, 1678-79, by William Randolph the executor. He gave legacies to his half-brother, Joseph Ryalland to his mother, Mrs. Katharine Isham. His plantation, called Doggams, in Charles City county in Virginia, he bequeathed to his sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. (i.e. Mistress, now Miss) Anne Isham, and the residue of his estate in Virginia and England to Mr. William Randolph. He was never m. and was probably the last male of the elder line of the Ishams of Pytchley.

Mary, m. in or before 1678 to William Randolph of Turkey Island in Virginia.

Anne, unmarried at the date of her brother's will of 1678. In 1685 she was m. to Francis Eppes, Jr.

The ancestry of Henry Isham of Virginia has become known through the researches of Rev. Henry Isham Longden, who was born at Lamport, and is a distinguished antiquary and genealogist of Northamptonshire families. He was M.A. of Keble College, Oxford and rector of Heyford, county Northampton, and later of a parish of Northampton itself. In 1898 he published a book having the title: Some Notes on Sir Euseby Isham of Pytchley in the County of Northampton with special reference to his Virginian Descendants. London: Mitchell and Hughes, 140 Wardour Street, 1898. He gave me a copy of this rare work in 1908, which is now given to the Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford, Conn. I give the gist of his researches in his own words:

I have not given all the Randolph particulars in this pedigree, but I must just say that Richard Randolph is given two brothers, Thomas Randolph the Poet, and Henry Randolph of Randolph's River, near Apomatocks, who left issue. Their father's habitation was Morton Hall in or near Warwick; but in these particulars there is not complete accuracy.

Some further notes there are, written about the manuscript probably by the person who handed in the Pedigree.

To enquire after the estate of Sr. Eusebius Isham of Pitchley in Northampton, and another estate of his named Isham; endeavor to see will.

Mrs Isham's estate in Gloucestershr, she was dau'r in Law to Christian Policy Clerk in the same County.

The estate of Sr Edward Brett in Kent known by the name of Blendome (on) Hall (in Bexle parish Dec. 22, 1682, probate Mar. 17, 1683, codicil Nov. 7, 1683), his will dated 1684.

The Family of Wathews Banks in Kent. Hare 27, Mar. 27, 1684.

a son of William Isham and Mary Brett, who were married at Toddington, where many of the Brett family occur in parish registers.

Henry, the only son, died as a young man. His will (P. C.C., 81 Bath), dated 13 November 1678, was proved in Virginia 1 February 1678-9 and in London 5 June 1680 by William Randolph his executor. After bequests to his half-brother Joseph Royalland others, he leaves to his honoured mother Mrs. Katherine Isham one-third of his estate "both of what is in Virginia and England"; to his sister Mrs. Anne Isham a third; and his plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known as Doggams, equally between his two sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. Anne Isham. Mr. William Randolph to be his residuary legatee and sole executor. Mary Isham had married Col. William Randolph, and on the latter's monument she is described as daughter

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 [from Ancestry.com] Isham Family Henrico County RecordsSamuel Torke , of Grandhurst , in Kent County , clothier, admr. with will annexed of Henry Richards , late of London , Mercht., decd. unadministered by John Richards late brother & executor of last will & testament of sd. Henry Richards , allsoe, decd. and admr. of sd. John Richards . to Henry Isham , of London Mercht. œ140: lawfull money of England , all those several debts & sumes of money & parcell of Tobaccoe due by bill, account, pr goods or otherwise, & all those goods wares merchandizes Commoditys & things whatsoever menconed, expressed & sett downe in a schedule to these presents annexed (bee they norr more or less) either by reason of the late Rebellion in Virginia in part beyond the Seas or other causalthes ways or means whatsoever. Sept. 20, 1678 . Proved in Henrico Co. Court Feby. 1, 1678/9 . Vol. 1677 , 1692 : p. 76.

Henry Isham's Will -- 1678, Henrico County, VA 13 November 1678 , Henrico County, VA Will #3:

In the name of God Amen, November 13,1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make , ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath as followeth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease. Item: I give Richard PERRIN & Wife, John WILKINSON & Wife, William BRYD & Wife, to each a gold ring about twelve shillings price. Item: I give and bequeath to my honored mother,Catharine ISHAM, one full third part of my personal estate both of what is in Virginia and England after legacies above are satisfied. Item: I give and bequeath to my loving sister, Ann ISHAM, one full third part of my personal estate as above. Item: I give and bequeath my plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known by the name of Doggums, with all the land thereto----------, all the house, fences, woods,--------to be equally divided between my two sisters Mrs. Mary RANDOLPH and Miss Anne ISHAM, aforesaid to them and their heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to William RANDOLPH, with rest of my estate, both in Virginia and England or elsewhere any ways to me belonging or appertaining and I also nominate and appoint the said William Randolph my full and sole executor. Lastly, I declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills hertofore by me made either written or verbal.

Henry Isham Signed, Sealed & delivered as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of: James Tubb, John Wynn, Willbert Danielt, Hugh Davis.

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Mrs Mary Randolph "was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Katherin (sp). his wife: (Her 2nd marriage). He was of Northampstonshire but late of Virginial Gen'l." Son of William Isham and his wife Mary (Brett).-------------------------Henry Isham died about 1670; his son Henry Isham, Jr.'s will was dated 1678. The dates of death for the two are often confused. Here is the start of the younger man's will which refers to his mother Catherine Banks who married his father, Henry: In the name of God Amen, November 13, 1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testamentin manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath asfolloweth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease

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"Henry Isham1 M, b. circa 1628, d. before 11 September 1677 Father William Isham b. 20 Mar 1588, d. a 4 Oct 1630 Mother Mary Brett b. c 1604, d. b 22 Dec 1682 Henry Isham was born circa 1628 at of Pytchley, Northamptonshire, England. He married Katherine Banks, daughter of Christopher Banks, circa 1659; They had 1 son (Henry) and 2 daughters (Mary & Anne). Henry Isham died before 11 September 1677 at Bermunda Hundred, Henrico, VA. Family Katherine Banks b. c 1630 Children Mary Isham2 b. c 1660, d. 25 Dec 1735 Anne Isham+ b. c 1665, d. 1718 Citations 1.[S6018] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 338; Family Group Sheets in SLC Archives. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 603. From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p648.htm#i19474
A genealogy of the wives of the American presidents and their first two ... By Craig Hart http://books.google.com/books?id=TOae78XVP0kC&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=Susannah+Isham&source=bl&ots=CCXU44eoLG&sig=n3K1owaDwAyuI72NvTqCnrPjw7A&hl=en&ei=tOXQTPRyj8SwA9DdjMgL&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CCUQ6AEwBzgU#v=onepage&q=Susannah%20Isham&f=false Pg.136-139 Martha Wayles, b. October 19, 1748, Chesterfield Co., Va.; d. September 6, 1782, Monticello, Charlottesville, Va., m.(1) Bathurst Skelton, m(2) January 1, 1772, Thomas Jefferson, b. April 13, 1743, Virginia; d. Monticello G-3 Francis Eppes, b. 1659, Shirley Hundred, Va.; d. 1718 or 1719, Henrico Co., Va., m. Anne Isham, b. Henrico Co., Va; d. Va. G-4 HENRY ISHAM, b. 1628, England; d. 1675, m. KATHERINE BANKS, b. 1632, England G-5 William Isham, b. March 20, 1587 or 1588, Pytchley, England; d. 1631, Pytchley, England, m. Mary Brett, b. 1603, Toddington, England; d. 1675 -------------------------- The Virginia magazine of history and biography (1893) http://www23.us.archive.org/details/virginiamagazin09socigoog http://www23.us.archive.org/stream/virginiamagazin09socigoog#page/n87/mode/1up Pg. 75 Joseph Royall m. Thomasin m. Ann; brother Henry; land patent 1637 Note. Joseph Royall probable son of above patentee, m. Katherine __, who m. 2nd Henry Isham, Sr.

________ Henry Isham son of William Isham, of Bedfordshire, England, and his wife Mary, sister of Sir Edward Brett, of Blendenhall, county Kent, England, came to Virginia about 1656, where he had a grant of land. Settled at Bermuda Hundred, where he married Katherine, widow of Joseph Royall of Henrico county, and had: 1. Henry, who died unmarried. 2. Mary, who married William Randolph. 3. Elizabeth, who married Colonel Francis Eppes of Henrico. A fine impression of the Isham arms, on a red wax seal, is attached to a paper at Henrico court house. IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons

Col. William Randolph of Warwickshire, but late of Virginia, Gent., died April 11, 1711. Mrs. Mary Randolph, his only wife. She was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Catherine his wife. He was of Northamptonshire, but late of Virginia, Gent. In 1674 he emigrated to Virginia and settled at Turkey Island, on James River, Henrico County, Va. Was clerk of Henrico County from 1683 to 1711; was member of the House of Burgesses from 1685 to 1699 and from 1703 to 1705, and again in 1710; Speaker of the House, 1690; Clerk of the House, 1702; Attorney General, 1696, and of the Royal Council a member. There is on file at Henrico Court House a paper dated 1698 bearing signature and a fine impression of his arms-"Gu, upon a cross or, fin mullets gu." Col. William Randolph married (1680) Mary Isham, daughter of Henry Isham, of Burmuda Hundred on James River, and Catherine, his wife (maiden name unknown). Their children, arranged in order, by John Randolph of Roanoke, are as follows: 1. William Randolph, Jr., known as Councillor Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, Nov. 1681. Married (1705) Elizabeth Beverly. 2. Thomas Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, June, 1683, settled at Tuckahoe on James River, Goochland Co., Va. Married (1710) Judith Churchill. 3. Isham Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, Dec. 1684, settled at Dungenness, Goochland Co., Va. Married (1717) Jane Rogers, of Shadgate Street, London, Eng. 4. Richard Randolph, b. at Turkey Island, May, 1686, settled at Curls Neck. Married (1714) Jane Bolling. 5. Henry Randolph, b. Oct. 1687; d. unmarried, in England and willed his share of Curls estate to Richard. 6. Sir John Randolph, Knight, b. at Turkey Island, April, 1689; settled in Williamsburg, Va. Married (1718) Susanna Beverly, sister of his brother William's wife. 7. Edward Randolph, b. Oct. 1690, settled in Bristol, Eng. Married (1715) Miss Grosvenor, of Bristol, and had among other children Edward Randolph, Jr., who married Lucy Harrison; Elizabeth, married Mr. Yates, of Gloucester Co.; Mary, married Rev. Robert Yates. Their daughter, Catherine, married Dr. Robert Wellford, a surgeon in the English army, who settled in Fredericksburg. (See Secretary Nelson's record.)

A family in England bearing the name of de Isham or Isham has existed over a period of eight hundred and fifty years. For about three hundred and forty years the line is somewhat uncertain, but from the year 1424 to the present time the family may be definitely traced in its ancient home in Northamptonshire, England. In the sixteenth century the fortunes of the family began to improve and in 1627 the then representative of the family was made a baronet, a title which has continued to the present time, although not in the direct line. The account of the Isham family is based upon the researches of the Rev. Henry Isham Longden, who was born at Lamport, the seat of the baronets Isham, and who had the use of the very extensive archives and family papers there preserved. Other families bearing the name are found in Shropshire and Somersetshire.

Henry Isham of the ancient house of Pitchley emigrated to Virginia. Who his first wife was is unknown: several references to her suggest her name to Elizabeth. Phoebe Isham is a daughter from this marriage and a son, Edward or Edmund. He had no surviving son by his second wife Kathrine:(Henry jr. died at an early age), daughters Mary and Ann Isham from this marriage.

"The Virginians themselves are inclined to suspect that Henry had more children by his first wife Elizabeth???

son Henry by his second wife mentions only his immediate family in his will. Philip Alexander Bruce says there is a possible daughter who married a Cherstain--otherwise he cannot account for an Isham Cherstain, except as a fancy name.

Phoebe, that married Robert Belcher, shows up in Virginia b: 1649-50 there in Henrico county, the only possibility of being Henrys daughter, the other daughters and son henry were not born til around 1660. Katherine out lived henry and married again and had other children this leads us to believe Henry was older and Katherine Younger when he married her, giving rise to the fact he was married before.

Edward Isham a son by the first marriage: possible descendents

John Isham in Henry County in Nansemond, further west toward Kentucky--he very likely from Edward; Ann Isham Gordon as late as 1796 (will) of Prince George county, near Bermuda Hundred.

15. EUSEBY ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Mar. 20, 1586-87 at Braunston; married Susan, widow of Daniel Kechen. In 1630 he was dwelling at Pytchley. No issue.

16. WILLIAM ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Mar. 20, 1587-88 at Braunston; married at Toddington, county Bedford, Aug. 15, 1625, Mary Brett, sister of Sir Edward Brett of Bexley in Kent, knight, serjeant-porter to the king, whose will of Dec. 22, 1682, proved Mar. 17, 1683-84, mentions his Virginia nephew, Henry Isham (Henry sr's son by Katherine), deceased, and his two daughters.

16. WILLIAM, bapt. Mar. 20, 1587-88; m. Mary Brett; was living 1627. CHILDREN

Euseby, bapt. June 7, 1626, at Pytchley; d. Jan. 30, 1653-54, and was buried at Wroxton near Banbury in Oxfordshire, with an inscription on a small brass.

The inscription is as follows: Heare lyeth the body of Euseby Isam sonne of William Isam of Pichly in the conty of North-hampton, esquire, buryed the 31 day of Ianuary anno domini 1653. "The family had no connection that I know of with Wroxton, and there was no reason why he should have been buried there, unless the young man (he was only twenty-seven) in the troubles of the time fell in some skirmish or brawl. The register of the church is badly kept, and makes no mention even of his burial, nor does the name of Isham occur in it. I conclude he was almost without doubt unmarried."

24. Henry, of Bermuda Hundred upon James River in Henrico county, Virginia;m#1 Elizabeth Anne. #2 m: Katherine Banks

17. THOMAS ISHAM (Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), baptized Dec. 20, 1600; died Feb. 6, 1669-70, and was buried at Wheatfield, where his monument remains; married at Pytchley Aug. 28, 1628, Elizabeth Denton, baptized at Stowe May 6, 1610, daughter of Sir Thomas Denton of Hillesden, Bucks, knight. She died Sept. 20, 1667, and was buried at Hillesden, where her monument remains.

Thomas Isham resided at Radclive, county Buckingham, and at Wheatfield, county Oxford. He and his wife are often named in the well-known letters of the Verney family and he was fined œ10 in 1649 by the parliamentary committee, having compounded, on June 28 of that year, lest his estate should be sequestrated for anything said or done by him during the first civil war. His wife's Buckinghamshire connections may have been the reason for his keeping house at Radclive, but he was of Wheatfield, Feb. 1, 1669-70, when he made his will. CHILDREN

Euseby, d. in infancy and was buried Aug. 2, 1629, at Hillesden.

Thomas, b. at Wheatfield, where the registers are lost; d. unmarried July 17, 1676, and was buried at Hillesden, with a monument. He matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, Mar. 31, 1664, being then aged seventeen and received B.A. June 20, 1667; barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple in 1675. By his will of June 13, 1676, he gave œ400 in trust, to be paid to the heir apparent or heir male of the body of his cousin german, Henry Isham of Virginia, if such heir should come to reside in England for one whole year. He gave to his uncle Denton, a doctor of physic œ100, and other sums to his cousins Alexander Denton, a doctor of the Middle Temple, George Nicholas of Covent Garden and Anne his wife and Robert Dormer, a barrister of Lincoln's Inn, but all his lands and real estate he gave to his friend and cousin, Francis Drake of Stratton Audley. By a codicil of July 17, 1676, he gave his law books and notes to Nicholas Page and his best piece of plate to "my cousin Anne Woodward, my dear Franck Drake's mother." A memorandum added to the will, which was proved July 20, 1676, by Francis Drake, the executor, explains that a reason for the Virginian legacy was, that Sir Edward Brett might be encouraged to be very kind to the Virginian cousin "and therefore I begg his kindness for his kinsman and mine."

Anne, buried at Hillesden Sept. 9, 1632, an infant.

18. SIR JOHN ISHAM of Lamport (Thomas, John of Lamport, Euseby), born on Friday July 27, 1582, according to father's notes; died at Lamport July 8, 1651, and was buried the next day at Lamport under a tombstone of black marble; married at Brixworth Oct. 19, 1607, Judith Lewin, born about Oct. 31, 1590, died June 25, 1625, in thirty-fifth year and was buried at Lamport, a tablet of black marble over the altar describing her as "Daughter to learned William Lewin." She was the youngest daughter of William Lewin of Otteringden in Kent, a doctor of the civil law and a judge of the prerogative court.

Sir John's godfathers were John Isham his grandfather, then sheriff of Northamptonshire, and his great-uncle Henry Isham, citizen of London and controller of the Custom House and his godmother, Alice, wife of Thomas Aldershawe.

On May 30, 1627, he had a patent of a baronetcy from King Charles II. He added to the family estates by buying from Francis Saunders, esquire, the manor of Shangton in Leicestershire on Apr. 15, 1637, for a sum of œ12,225, but his sympathy for the royal cause impoverished the family, the king borrowing money of him and the parliament sequestrating his estates.

Elizabeth Isham the wyfe & widow of Thomas Isham Esquire my loving and religious mother daparted this lyfe on the 9th day of August being Thursday betweene the houres of 9 & 10 of the clok in the forenoone Anno Domini 1621 and was buried on the Saturday following she having lived in the worlde 69 yeares wanting 7 weekes, Shee kept

24. HENRY ISHAM (William, Sir Euseby, Gregory, Euseby), date of birth and death unknown; married #1 unknown #2 Katharine Banks, daughter of (???) Banks of Canterbury. Her will was proved Dec. 1, 1686, in Virginia. She had married second, Joseph Royall or Ryal, and perhaps had issue by him. As Captain Harry Isham of Bermuda Hundred, he is named in the will of John Smith of Bristol in 1676, and he was also a legatee in the will of Sir Edward Brett of Bexley. Children: Worthy to note here:

Henry is reputed to have had other Children by his first wife: Several sons and a daughter:

Many genealogies have Phoebe Isham listed as the first daughter born: This Phoebe Isham was married to Robert Belcher.

She was not mentioned in her stepbrothers will nor was any other earlier children of Henry's.

Children of Henry and Katherine Banks Royall:

Henry, of Henrico county in Virginia, to whom Thomas Isham of the Middle Temple, his cousin german once removed, gave a legacy in his will of June 13, 1676, on condition that he should come back to spend a whole year in England. This legacy was a fatal one for he d. on his voyage from England to Virginia after the completion of the year. His will of Nov. 13, 1678, was proved in London June 5, 1680, and in Virginia Feb. 1, 1678-79, by William Randolph the executor. He gave legacies to his half-brother, Joseph Ryalland to his mother, Mrs. Katharine Isham. His plantation, called Doggams, in Charles City county in Virginia, he bequeathed to his sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. (i.e. Mistress, now Miss) Anne Isham, and the residue of his estate in Virginia and England to Mr. William Randolph. He was never m. and was probably the last male of the elder line of the Ishams of Pytchley.

Mary, m. in or before 1678 to William Randolph of Turkey Island in Virginia.

Anne, unmarried at the date of her brother's will of 1678. In 1685 she was m. to Francis Eppes, Jr.

The ancestry of Henry Isham of Virginia has become known through the researches of Rev. Henry Isham Longden, who was born at Lamport, and is a distinguished antiquary and genealogist of Northamptonshire families. He was M.A. of Keble College, Oxford and rector of Heyford, county Northampton, and later of a parish of Northampton itself. In 1898 he published a book having the title: Some Notes on Sir Euseby Isham of Pytchley in the County of Northampton with special reference to his Virginian Descendants. London: Mitchell and Hughes, 140 Wardour Street, 1898. He gave me a copy of this rare work in 1908, which is now given to the Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford, Conn. I give the gist of his researches in his own words:

I have not given all the Randolph particulars in this pedigree, but I must just say that Richard Randolph is given two brothers, Thomas Randolph the Poet, and Henry Randolph of Randolph's River, near Apomatocks, who left issue. Their father's habitation was Morton Hall in or near Warwick; but in these particulars there is not complete accuracy.

Some further notes there are, written about the manuscript probably by the person who handed in the Pedigree.

To enquire after the estate of Sr. Eusebius Isham of Pitchley in Northampton, and another estate of his named Isham; endeavor to see will.

Mrs Isham's estate in Gloucestershr, she was dau'r in Law to Christian Policy Clerk in the same County.

The estate of Sr Edward Brett in Kent known by the name of Blendome (on) Hall (in Bexle parish Dec. 22, 1682, probate Mar. 17, 1683, codicil Nov. 7, 1683), his will dated 1684.

The Family of Wathews Banks in Kent. Hare 27, Mar. 27, 1684.

a son of William Isham and Mary Brett, who were married at Toddington, where many of the Brett family occur in parish registers.

Henry, the only son, died as a young man. His will (P. C.C., 81 Bath), dated 13 November 1678, was proved in Virginia 1 February 1678-9 and in London 5 June 1680 by William Randolph his executor. After bequests to his half-brother Joseph Royalland others, he leaves to his honoured mother Mrs. Katherine Isham one-third of his estate "both of what is in Virginia and England"; to his sister Mrs. Anne Isham a third; and his plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known as Doggams, equally between his two sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. Anne Isham. Mr. William Randolph to be his residuary legatee and sole executor. Mary Isham had married Col. William Randolph, and on the latter's monument she is described as daughter

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 [from Ancestry.com] Isham Family Henrico County RecordsSamuel Torke , of Grandhurst , in Kent County , clothier, admr. with will annexed of Henry Richards , late of London , Mercht., decd. unadministered by John Richards late brother & executor of last will & testament of sd. Henry Richards , allsoe, decd. and admr. of sd. John Richards . to Henry Isham , of London Mercht. œ140: lawfull money of England , all those several debts & sumes of money & parcell of Tobaccoe due by bill, account, pr goods or otherwise, & all those goods wares merchandizes Commoditys & things whatsoever menconed, expressed & sett downe in a schedule to these presents annexed (bee they norr more or less) either by reason of the late Rebellion in Virginia in part beyond the Seas or other causalthes ways or means whatsoever. Sept. 20, 1678 . Proved in Henrico Co. Court Feby. 1, 1678/9 . Vol. 1677 , 1692 : p. 76.

Henry Isham's Will -- 1678, Henrico County, VA 13 November 1678 , Henrico County, VA Will #3:

In the name of God Amen, November 13,1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make , ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath as followeth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease. Item: I give Richard PERRIN & Wife, John WILKINSON & Wife, William BRYD & Wife, to each a gold ring about twelve shillings price. Item: I give and bequeath to my honored mother,Catharine ISHAM, one full third part of my personal estate both of what is in Virginia and England after legacies above are satisfied. Item: I give and bequeath to my loving sister, Ann ISHAM, one full third part of my personal estate as above. Item: I give and bequeath my plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known by the name of Doggums, with all the land thereto


, all the house, fences, woods,
to be equally divided between my two sisters Mrs. Mary RANDOLPH and Miss Anne ISHAM, aforesaid to them and their heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to William RANDOLPH, with rest of my estate, both in Virginia and England or elsewhere any ways to me belonging or appertaining and I also nominate and appoint the said William Randolph my full and sole executor. Lastly, I declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills hertofore by me made either written or verbal.

Henry Isham Signed, Sealed & delivered as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of: James Tubb, John Wynn, Willbert Danielt, Hugh Davis.

________________ Mrs Mary Randolph "was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Katherin (sp). his wife: (Her 2nd marriage). He was of Northampstonshire but late of Virginial Gen'l." Son of William Isham and his wife Mary (Brett).


Henry Isham died about 1670; his son Henry Isham, Jr.'s will was dated 1678. The dates of death for the two are often confused. Here is the start of the younger man's will which refers to his mother Catherine Banks who married his father, Henry: In the name of God Amen, November 13, 1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testamentin manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath asfolloweth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease

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Birth: 1628 South Northamptonshire Borough Northamptonshire, England Death: Feb. 1, 1670 Henrico County Virginia, USA

Mrs Mary Randolph "was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Katherin (sp). his wife: (Her 2nd marriage). He was of Northampstonshire but late of Virginial Gen'l." Son of William Isham and his wife Mary (Brett).


Henry Isham died about 1670; his son Henry Isham, Jr.'s will was dated 1678. The dates of death for the two are often confused. Here is the start of the younger man's will which refers to his mother Catherine Banks who married his father, Henry: In the name of God Amen, November 13, 1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testamentin manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath asfolloweth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease


Family links:

Parents:
 William Isham (1587 - ____)
 Mary Brett Isham (1604 - 1682)

Spouse:
 Katherine Banks Isham (1627 - 1686)

Children:
 Phoebe Isham Belcher (1648 - 1735)*
 Mary Isham Randolph (1659 - 1735)*
 Anne Fitzhugh Isham Eppes (1665 - 1718)*
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Burial: Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle Henrico County Virginia, USA


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Immigrated about 1656
Mrs Mary Randolph "was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Katherin (sp). his wife: (Her 2nd marriage). He was of Northampstonshire but late of Virginial Gen'l." Son of William Isham and his wife Mary (Brett).
Henry Isham died about 1670; his son Henry Isham, Jr.'s will was dated 1678. The dates of death for the two are often confused. Here is the start of the younger man's will which refers to his mother Catherine Banks who married his father, Henry: In the name of God Amen, November 13, 1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testamentin manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath asfolloweth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease

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Unrecognized GEDCOM tag UID [74572]: F303

1. Kentucky Family Records, vol II.

1. Kentucky Family Records, vol II.

GENEALOGIES OF THE VIRGINIA FAMILIES FRO

GENEALOGIES OF THE VIRGINIA FAMILIES FROM THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, "The Colonial Royalls of Virginia", by John Royall Harris: Joseph Royall, 1600-1658. Came from England in the Charitie, July, 1622. Living at "Ye Neck of Land", Feb. 16, 1623. At "Charles Cittie", Feb. 24, 1625. ... Virginia Patent Books I, II, III, show 1100 acres of land granted by the king for transportation of twenty persons into the colony ... Location on Turkey Island Creek, Diggs Hundred, and on the James above Shirley Hundred. Since 1637 part of this land has been in possession of descendants, the ancestral home known as Doghams, said to be a variation of some French name of a stream in Normandy, from which country the family went to England with William the Conquere. According to Brock, and aged Royalls, and old wax seals on Virginia records, there was a coat of arms. There is no will of record ... ADVENTURERS OF PURSE AND PERSON, VIRGINIA 1607-1625, compiled and edited by Annie Lash Jester and Martha Woodroof Hiden: Joseph Royall, aged 20 years, came to Virginia in the Charitie, July 1622 and the following year in the census was listed at Neck of Land in Charles City. As shown in the muster he was one of two young men serving Luke Boyse. After her husband's death Mrs. Boyse petitioned the Court regarding an agreement entered into between her husabnd and young Royall. At this Court (11 January 1626) there was a petition preferred by Mrs. Alice Boise widow, against Joseph Royall servant to her late husband luke Boise and showed a covenant bearing date 25 February 1625, wherein the said Joseph Royall was bound unto the said Luke Boise to Perform certain conditions therein mentioned; whereupon, it is ordered, according to the said covenant that the said Joseph Royall shall make or cause to be made gratis for the said Alice Boise, her child and such servants as were then of this family all such apparel as they shall wear or use till such day and time as he shall depar t this land, so long as those of the family shall either serve her or the child. A decree of this sort would be difficult to enforce and it is reasonable to conclude that circumstances freed young Royall from the permanent condition under which Mrs. Boyse sought to place him. By 15 August 1637 he was a land owner in his own right, having patented a portion of a tract later included in the Isham-Royall plantation known as "Doghams". The land lay on the north side of the James River above "Shirley" and remained in the Royall family for more than 200 years. In 1638 Royall added to his land holdings 200 acres on the south side of the James River and in 1642, he patented 600 acres "above Sherley Hundred, n. by E. upon the Riv. to Dockman's Cr.... adj. Daniel Llewellyn." he was deceased by 10 March 1655, as is shown in a patent of that date describing Daniel Llewellyn's land as adjacent to that "lately belonging unto joseph Royall, dec'd." Joseph Royall married (1) Thomasin ___ and before 1637 (2) Ann ___, both wives having been claimed as headrights in his original patent, and (3) Katherine ___, who married (2) Captain Henry Isham.

Henry Isham, Sr., came to Virginia about

Henry Isham, Sr., came to Virginia about 1656, where he had a grant of land.As the records of Henrico Co., where he lived at Bermuda Hundred, previous to1677 have been destroyed, no copy of his will remains; but the records show that he died about 1675. He married Katherine, widow of Joseph Royall, of Henrico Co., (stated in the Isham pedigree to be a daughter of Banks, of Canterbury, England) and had issue (1) Henry, died 1679, unmarried. (2) Mary, marriedWilliam Randolph, of "Turkey Island," Henrico Co., and (3) Anne, married Frances Eppes, of Henrico Co. In his will dated 13, November 1678 Henry Isham, Jr. names mother, sisters and step brother. Children Mary Isham b: ABT. 1660in Burmuda Hundred Plantation, Henrico County, Virginia Henry Isham , Jr. b: ABT. 1662 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Katherine Isham b:AFT. 1663 Royal Isham b: AFT. 1664 Sarah Isham b: AFT. 1665 Elizabeth Ann Isham b: ABT. 1666 in Shirley Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia

Joseph Royall was one of the earliest V

Joseph Royall was one of the earliest Virginia settlers, having arrived in the "Charitie" July 1622, and was listed at the Neck of Land in Charles City the following year.

Life Sketch

Beloved Cherished Husband and Father :

Colonel Henry Isham

Birth: 1628 or 21 February 1621 needs more research

South Northamptonshire Borough Northamptonshire, England

Death: 1 February 1870 or 1 February 1678

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Henrico, Virginia, United States

Mrs Mary Randolph "was the daughter of Mr. Henry Isham by Katherin (sp). his wife: (Her 2nd marriage). He was of Northampstonshire but late of Virginial Gen'l." Son of William Isham and his wife Mary (Brett).


Henry Isham died about 1670; his son Henry Isham, Jr.'s will was dated 1678. The dates of death for the two are often confused. Here is the start of the younger man's will which refers to his mother Catherine Banks who married his father, Henry: In the name of God Amen, November 13, 1678, Henry ISHAM, of Henrico County in Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect and sound memory, blessed and praised to Almighty God therefore do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testamentin manner of form following: First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave the same having through and merrit and mediation of my ever blessed Savior to obtain pardon and redemption for all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. I order my body to be decently buried , as time, place and opportunity shall permitt and for those worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath asfolloweth. Item; I give to my half brother , Joseph ROYALL, the full value of forty pounds of food to be delivered him within twelve months after my decease

Family links:

Parents:

William Isham (1587 - ____) Mary Brett Isham (1604 - 1682)

Spouse:

Katherine Banks Isham (1627 - 1686)

Children:

Phoebe Isham Belcher (1648 - 1735)* Mary Isham Randolph (1659 - 1735)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial:

Randolph Family Cemetery Presque Isle, Henrico County, Virginia, United States

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Name Henry Isham Born 1625 Pytchley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location Gender Male Died 1 Feb 1678/79 Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location Person ID I023137 Tree1 Last Modified 1 Sep 2017

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Family Katherine Banks, b. 1627, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1 Dec 1686, Henrico County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) Married 1658 Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location Children 1. Henry Isham, d. 5 Jun 1680, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 2. Mary Isham, b. 1658, Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 29 Dec 1735, Turkey Island, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 3. Anne Fitzhugh Isham, b. 1665, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 29 Dec 1735, Turkey Island, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) Last Modified 1 Sep 2017 Family ID F05075 Group Sheet | Family Chart

Notes Henry Isham, Sr., came to Virginia about 1656, where he had a grant ofland. As the records of Henrico County, where he lived at Bermuda Hundred, previous to 1677 have been destroyed, no copy of his will remains; but the records show that he died about 1675. He married Katherine, widow of Joseph Royall, of HenricoCo., (stated in the Isham pedigree to be a daughter of Banks, of Canterbury, England) and had issue (1) Henry, died 1679, unmarried. In his will dated 13, November 1678 Henry Isham, Jr. names mother, sisters and step brother. (2) Mary, married William Randolph, of "Turkey Island," Henrico County, and (3) Anne, married Frances Eppes, of Henrico Co.

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Title Isham, Henry. Publication 1678/79. Gen. note Part of index to Henrico County Wills and Administrations (1662-1800) Note p. 71-72. Will pro. 1 Feb. 1678/79. Records, 1677-1692 (Reel 4)

Will of Henry Isham of Henrico County, Virginia. To his half brother Joseph Ryall L40 in goods. To the wives of Richard Perrin and Jno. Wilkinson, anduto Wm. Byrd and his wife a gold ring of about 12s. price (perhaps Perrin and Wilkinson also: text unclear). To his mother Mrs. Katherine Isham one third of his personal estate in England and Virginia after legacies paid. To his sister Mrs. Anne Isahm one third of his personal estate above. His plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known as Doggams, to be divided between his two sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. Anne Isham. To Mr. Wm. Randolph all the rest of his estate in England and Virginia; names Mr. Wm. Randolph as his executor. Signed by his mark 12 Nov. 1678. Witness Ja. Tubb, John Wynn, Wilbert Daniel, Hugh Davis. Probate at London, 5 June 1680, to William Randolph.

URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/03722/index.html Survey Report Image Survey Report No. SR 03722 Microfilm Reel No. Not Filmed. Author Principal Probate Registry Class Will-Register Books 81 BATH. Title Will of Henry Isham Publication 1680 Gen. note Index of Wills P.C.C. 1676-1685. Vol. X, 186 Note Not Filmed. Subject - Personal Byrd, Wm. -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Daniel, Wilbert -- 1678, SR 03722, p. 1. Davis, Hugh -- 1678, SR 03722, p. 1. Isham, Anne, Mrs. -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Isham, Katherine -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Perrin, Richard -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Randolph, Mary Isham -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Randolph, William -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Ryall, Joseph -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Tubb, Ja. -- 1678, SR 03722, p. 1. Wilkinson, Jno. -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1. Wynn, John -- 1678, SR 03722, p. 1. Isham, Henry -- inheritance involving -- 1680, SR 03722, p. 1.

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Henry Isham of Henrico Co. will of; dated Nov. 23, 1678. Four pages.

"Henry Isham of Henrico County, Virginia., will of; dated Nov. 13, 1678. . . . To my honored mother Mrs Katherine Isham, a third part of my personal estate, both of what is in Virginia & England, after ye legacies above are satisfied . . ." (Vol. 2, p. 619).

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Henry, the only son, died as a young man. His will (P. C.C., 81 Bath), dated 13 November 1678, was proved in Virginia 1 February 1678-9 and in London 5 June 1680 by William Randolph his executor. After bequests to his half-brother Joseph Ryall and others, he leaves to his honoured mother Mrs. Katherine Isham one-third of his estate "both of what is in Virginia and England"; to his sister Mrs. Anne Isham a third; and his plantation in Charles City County in Virginia, commonly known as Doggams, equally between his two sisters Mrs. Mary Randolph and Mrs. Anne Isham. Mr. William Randolph to be his residuary legatee and sole executor. Mary Isham had married Col. William Randolph, and on the latter's monument she is described as daughter

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John Royall was born before the discovery of America and during the reign of Edward 4th. Land title deeds and tax records find him in the CALENDAR OF PATENT ROLLS which cover the years from 1476 to 1485 both showing the same location and same dates but spelled differently. One was RYALL and the other ROYAL. He held some sort of public office holder "in ye svc sfe Richard 3rd an Henry 7th". He was involved in some sort of court intrigue and records show him acquitted. Attending his trial were his wife, Lucitte, and "fmal fon (small son) Roger.

Sources for Royall/Ryall Resources found on :

1. Log Cabin Families of Stone Mountain, North Carolina by Hardin and Virginia Royall. 1981. 2. A Brief Family History of the Ingool and Gentry Families of Wilkes County North Carolina by Jerry Gentry. 1991. 5. Orange County -- 1752-1952 edited by Hugh Lefler and Paul Wager. 1953. 6. The History of Snow Camp, NC compiled by Juanita Owens Euliss. 1971. 7. Ingool-Gentry and Sparks Families of Wilkes County N.C. by Jerry Q. Gentry. 5/24/1992. 8. Alleghany County Heritage -- North Carolina by the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, Inc. 1993. 9. Our Heritage: A History of Cleveland County by The Shelby Daily Star, publisher: Henry L. Weathers. 1976. 10. The Living Past of Cleveland County: A History by Lee B. Weathers. 1956. 11. Happy Valley by Thomas Felix Hickerson. 1940. 12. Wilkes County Sketches by J. Jay Johnson. 1976. 13. Wilkes County Heritage -- North Carolina by the Wilkes Genealogical Society. Vol 1. Edited by Nancy W. Simpson. 1982. 14. Wilkes County Heritage -- North Carolina by the Wilkes Genealogical Society. Vol 2. Edited by Nancy W. Simpson. 1990. 15. Extensive research by Chuck Wheeler which I received in April 1995. It focuses on the Royall, Cresson, Steelman, and Atwood families. cewheelaol.com. 20. Sutphin Cousins edited by Lois Johnsten, 105 Alba Ave, Ravenna, NE 68869. August 1995. 21. Sutphin family information emailed by Mike Sutphin of Frederick Co, MD, and found on his homepage. Email: msutphinvt.edu. Also some information from his homepage (in 1997) at http://jogoad.simplenet.com. 30. Information emailed to me from Fred Woodson Hendrick in 1996. Email: woodlynbluenet.net. 32. Information from my grandmother Doris Bauguess Duncan. Beginning in 1992. 33. Francis Epes: His Ancestors and Descendants by Eva Turner Clark. 1942. 34. The Colonial Virginia Register, compiled by William G. and Mary Newton Stanard. 1965. 35. The Story of Virginia?s First Century by Mary Newton Stanard. 1928. 36. Information emailed to me by Dorothy J. Hall on the Holloway family in 1996. Email: djhallworldnet.att.net. Web site found in September 1996. 40. Information on computer disks from the Duncan Surname Association. The information is mostly birth, marriage, death, and land deeds which were copied from courthouse records. W. A. Duncan, 5938 SE 45th, Tecumseh, KS 66542-9743. Beginning in 1996. 41. The Holtzclaw Family: 1540 - 1935 by B. C. Holtzclaw. 1936. Some information from this book was sent to me by Kathy Taylor in 1997. 42. WWW: http://www.hsv.tis.net/genealogy/gedhtml/huckaby/d0005/s0000423.htm#I1061. By Lon A. Huckaby, 324 Evergreen Rd, Black Hawk, CO 80403. lonprodigy.com. 47. WWW: http://members.aol.com:/philli6372 and http://www.traveller.com/~rew/cgi-bin/print_hit_bold.cgi/genealogy/gedhtml/payne/d0001/s0000036.htm#I300. Information on Goad, Dalton, and Phillips lines from Joe Payne (JPayne5744aol.com), 1499 Lakeside Dr, West Jefferson, NC 28694. November 1995. I found this on the internet in 1996. 51. Western North Carolina Sketches by Clarence W. Griffin. 1941. 52. Information from my grandfather Bill Brooks beginning in 1994. 53. Information from my grandmother Lois Billings Brooks beginning in 1994. 54. Warrens and Related Families of North Carolina and Virginia by Holland D. Warren. 1990. It is located at the Elkin Public Library and the Wilkesboro Library. 55. The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families. Vol. III. Compiled by Edmund James Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland. 1899. 56. Information from Perry Watts Duncan in 1994. 57. Information emailed to me by Mary Anne Sutphin beginning in 1994. 50 Winterberry Rd, Galax, VA 24333. (masutphiaol.com. 60. Information emailed to me by Melba Waddell Bailey of Newport, TN, beginning in 1996. (mbailey494delphi.com. Address: 3448 W. 170th St, Torrance, CA 90504-2402. 73. Information sent to me by David Pinkston in November 1996. Email: dpinkstondelphi.com. 83. Information received by email from Sandra Olney in 1996. solney8683hotmail.com>

Joseph Royall I: Born in England To Eliz

Joseph Royall I: Born in England To Elizabeth City, Va July 1622 aboard "The Charitie" (The Charity) Served in Indian Wars age 20 with Luke Boyse Lived at "Doghams" "Shirley 100" Jamestowne, Va Warwick Co, Va "Adventurers of Purse & Person" p 283-285, p 517-518 "Marriages of Some Virginia Residents" p 90 "Charles City Order Book 1687-1695" p 190

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Ship's master, planter

Unrecognized GEDCOM tag UID [27877]: 96D

Unrecognized GEDCOM tag UID [27877]: 96D860167D8A0141A9318BB451EECCDD2E6B

Katherine Banks Royall Isham's Will:

Dated 10 Oct. 1686, probated 1 Dec. 1687, Henrico Co., Virginia names: Son, Joseph, Executor Daughters: Mary Randolph, married William of Turkey Island Ann married Francis Eppes Sarah Wilkinson Katherin, married Richard Perrin

grandsons: William Randolph Henry Randolph Richard Dennis Joseph Royall Isham Eppes Francis Eppes Richard Perrin Maiden Maschell

Granddaughters: Elizabeth Randolph Mary Randolph Sarah Royall Katherine Farrar Mary Perrin Sarah Perrin Ann Perrin

1. Patricia Scott Garmon. 2. Kentucky

1. Patricia Scott Garmon. 2. Kentucky Family Records, Vol II.

!BIR-MAR: Virginia Rolle; 5 Kaden Ct. N

!BIR-MAR: Virginia Rolle; 5 Kaden Ct. Novato, CA 94947

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Find a Grave records standardized Format update

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find a grave shows birth location

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https://www.geni.com/people/Henry-Isham-I

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98D7-WLS Genealogy of the Isham Family http://www.mikesclark.com/genealogy/isham.html Background of Capt Henry Isham


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Category: Pytchley, NorthamptonshireCategory:Magna CartaCategory:Gateway AncestorsCategory:Albini-39 DescendantsCategory:Clare-673 DescendantsCategory:Clare-651 DescendantsCategory:Lacy-284 DescendantsCategory:Quincy-226 DescendantsCategory:Ros-162 DescendantsCategory: Henrico County, VirginiaCategory: Henrico County, Virginia Colony Category: Bermuda Hundred, VirginiaCategory: US President Direct Ancestor Magna Carta12 US President Direct Ancestor

Biography

England Sticker US Southern Colonist StickerCapt. Henry Isham, Gent.<ref name="Richardson">Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. III, pages 402-404, ISHAM</ref> : Henry Isham was born 1627/28 in Northamptonshire, England.<refname="Richardson" /> :Father: William Isham, Gent, of Little Harrowden, Northhamptonshire, third son of Euseby Isham, Knt., and his wife Anne Borlase, daughter of John and Anne (Lytton) Borlase.<ref name="Richardson" /> : Mother: Mary Brett, daughter of Mary and William Brett, Esq., of Hearne (in Toddington), Bedfordshire.<ref name="Richardson" /> : Henry Isham immigrated to Virginia about 1656 and settled in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia.<ref name="Richardson" /> : Henry married Katherine Banks, widow of Joseph Royall of Henrico County (died March 10, 1655<ref>Source: See Joseph Royall's profile</ref>) and daughter of Christopher Banks.<ref name="Richardson" /><ref>Katherine and her1st husband Joseph Royall had several children. See her profile for more information.</ref>

: Children:* Mary Isham, married Col. William Randolph<ref name="Richardson" />* Anne Isham, married Francis Eppes<ref name="Richardson"/>

: Henry Isham's daughter Mary married one of the first Randolphs to emigrate to Colonial America, and belonged to a family thathad long been seated in Northamptonshire, and had retained its high social standing down to the present day, which is represented in the English Baronetage.Citation needed : Henry was a nephew of Sir Edward Everett, who had been knighted by Charles I for brilliant services as an officer.<ref>Bruce, Philip A., Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century</ref> His uncle Sir Edward Brett, in his December 1682 will, left "£200 apiece to the two daughters of his nephew Henry Isham, late of Virginia, deceased, by Katherine his wife."<ref>"Original Letters," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Oct., 1892), pp. 99-109 (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1939798). Stable URL</ref> : Henry's occupation was as an attorney in Virginia.<ref>Survey of the Ishams in England and America: Eight Hundred and Fifty Years of History of Genealogy. Compiled by Homer Worthington Brainard. (Rutland, Vermont., The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc.1938).</ref> : Henry Isham died at Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia before 11 September 1677. His widow Katherine died there in 1686 (willdated 10 Oct, proved 1 Dec.).<ref name="Richardson" />

Presidential Lineage ===: Henry Isham is the second great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America<ref name=AAP>Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. 2009 Edition. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston, Massachusetts.</ref>

: 3. Thomas Jefferson is the son of Jane (Randolph) Jefferson bp. St. Paul’s Church, Shadwell, London 20 Feb. 1720-Monticello 31 Mar. 1776.<ref name=AAP /> : 6. Jane Randolph Jefferson is the daughter of Isham Randolph Turkey Island, Henrico Co. Jan. 1685-Dungenss, Goochland Co. Nov. 1742, White Chapel, London c. 1718.<ref name=AAP /> : 13. Isham Randolph is the son of Mary (Isham) Randolph c. 1660-post 1713/14<ref name=AAP /> : 26. Mary (Isham) Randolph is the daughter of Henry Isham Sr., prob. Pytchley, Northamptonshire c. 1628-prob. Bermuda Hundred,Henrico Co., Va. c. 1675, c. 1659.<ref name=AAP />

Research Notes ==: Mary Phoebe (Isham) Belcher is not a daughter of HenryIsham and has been removed. Henry and his wife Katherinehad only three children: Henry Isham, Jr., Mary (Isham) Randolph, and Ann (Isham) Eppes.<ref name="Richardson" />

Alternative Information (from 13 November 2018 merge)

: Birth: * Isham-12 profile as of 13 November 2018 shows Pytchley, with text reference.<ref name=AAP /> * merged profile (Isham-802) had "South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England" but nothing in text to support it. Text was copy of FindAGrave71994302 for Henry Isham, which showed this as birth location but the memorial gave no support either)

: Death date:* Isham-12 profile as of 13 November 2018 shows "before 11 Sep 1677" with citation.<ref name="Richardson" /> * merged profile (Isham-802) had "1 Feb 1670" but text had "Henry Isham died about 1670" (text was copy of FindAGrave71994302 for HenryIsham, which showed this as death date with same text - "died about 1670" - but no support)

"Daughter" Mary Epps: The profile for Mary Epps was attached as a daughter of Isham-802, and that profile (Epps-20) had been edited, with the text of the FindAGrave memorial for Henry's daughter Mary who married William Randolph (Mary already has a profile: Isham-16). That profile (Epps-20) was detached as daughter of Henry & Katherine (Banks) Isham and reverted to earlier version (before being changed into a duplicate of Isham-16). ~ Noland-165 17:19, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

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Henry Isham, I's Timeline

1627
March 1, 1627
Pytchley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
March 1, 1627
Wold Northa,England
1648
1648
Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1656
1656
Age 28
England to Virginia
1660
October 10, 1660
Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Colonial America
1661
1661
Age 33
Patented land in Bermuda Hundred
1662
1662
Dale Parish, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1665
1665
Shirley Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
1675
1675
Age 47
Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America