James Bland, of Powell's Creek

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James Bland, Sr.

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: St. Andrew's parish, Penrith, Cumberland, England
Death: 1709 (43-51)
Powell's Creek, Stafford, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of George Bland, of Penrith; George Bland; Grace Bland and Grace Bland
Husband of Margaret Bland and Margaret Bland
Father of James Bland, Jr.; WIlliam Bland; John Bland, Sr. and Robert Heirs Bland

Occupation: Immigrated as indentured servant
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About James Bland, of Powell's Creek

2-4. James Bland (1661 - 1709), of his father's town and parish, moved to London and to East Jersey in 1684, was in Virginia by 1687, and died in Stafford County in 1709. He may have married twice, but at the time of his death was married to Margaret.

  • Parents: George Bland (1636-died after 1675), of his father's town and parish, married Grace.

Their children were: William, James, John, Robert, Alice, Ellen, Patience, and Hannah, and are identified in his will dated 22 December 1708 (see document, attached).


  • 1. Stafford County, Va. Deed & Will Book 1699-1709 (The Antient Press) pp.108-110, 460, 464, 471. 10 May 1709.  An account of the remaining part of the Estate of James Bland deced brought before us to appraise which came to hand since last appraismt and thus appraised by us, items listed valued at 1090 by appraisers Burr Harrison, Jno. Mason. This was returned into Stafford Co., VA Court 13 Jul 1709 as a supplemental acct of the Estate of James Bland by Wm. Bland.”1



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James Bland, of Powell's Creek's Timeline

October 30, 1661
Penrith, Cumberland, England
Age 24
Stafford, VA
Age 25
Stafford, VA
Age 26
Prince William, VA, United States
Age 41
Virginia, United States
Age 47
Stafford, Virginia