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James Glenn

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death: 1750 (85)
New Kent, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Glenn, I and Elizabeth Glenn
Husband of Mourning Winn
Father of Jeremiah Glenn; James Glenn, III; Mourning Harris; David Glenn and Tyree Glenn, Sr.
Brother of Lazarus Glenn; John Glenn; Alexander Glenn and Katherine Glenn
Half brother of John Glenn

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About James Glenn

The GLEN/GLENN Family: "At the close of the 13th century there were three (unrelated) families bearing the surname of GLEN; two in Scotland, the other in England. The English Glens (or Glynns), in Leicestershire, came from Normandy and assumed the surname from Glen Magna ("the great glen," a place in England) ... In Scotland, "The Glen," (a place) in Traquair, Peebles, gave its name to its ancient owners. This estate comprises an extensive glen, in which stood the stronghold of its lords, who were Celtic. In the time of King Edward I, "The Glen" belonged to Duncan de le Glen, afterwards to his son Colban de Glen. The secondScots family of GLEN (the one from which our ancestors came) assumed their surname from the lordship of Glen, Renfrewshire, so called from a vale in Lochwinnoc ... This lordship, comprising Bar, Renfrewshire, Lynthills, Brigend, Gaytflat, and other lands near Paisley and Glasgow, was held by Lord Richard de le Glen in the time of King Edward I, and after Richard de le Glenndied in 1292, the lordship passed to his son John de Glen. During the revolt of Wallace, John de Glen commanded the troops of the Bishop of Glasgow against the Prince of Wales and also fought at Brannockburn. He must have distinguished himself at Brannockburn, for immediately afterwards, King Robert Bruce granted him the forfeited lands of Balmato Fife in addition to his other holdings.

It is said that this family of Glen was originally of Norman extraction. The ancestor who accompanied Walter Fitz Allan from Shropshire to Scotland bore the name of De Ness, from the place called Ness or Ness Strange, near Shrewsbury ... Henry de Ness heldthe lordship of Glen in the year 1180 under the Stewards (Stewart family, who were stewards for the king). John de Ness, who married a Steward, was the father of Lord Richard, who became known as Richard "de le Glen."

John de le Glen (mentioned above, who inherited the lordship in 1292), had a son named Robertde Glen. Robert de Glen married Margaret, illegitimate daughter of Robert "TheBruce," the great Scottish king of the 12th century, so all of the Glens of this family are descendants of Robert Bruce. A tradition traceable for four centuries insists that Robert de Glen was one of those who accompanied the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land. Moreover, the Glens of Bar possessed the sword of Bruce, which a descendant carried in 1606 to Ireland, where it was seen a few years since. The inscription on the blade leaves no doubt as to its original ownership.

Robert de Glen, who married Margaret Bruce, also entered the Church, becoming Rector of Liberton in Lanarkshire. His son William de Glen inherited the lordship and rebuilt the castle of Bar. William's son Robert Glen was a companion in arms of Sir Unfridi Cunynghame (Cunningham) of Glengarnock, and was with him at Perth in 1494. Robert Glen died in 1506 and was succeeded by James Glen I. James and his kinsmen were at the battle of Flodden Field in 1513. In 1517 he was captain of a company of 102 footmen in the service of the Crown. He was appointed a Justice in 1543 but died in 1544 (having been killed, supposedly, atthe battle of Ancrum) and was succeeded by his son James Glen II.

In 1564 a feud, long existant between the houses of Glen and Semple, became serious, and upon the appointment of Robert, Lord Semple to be Justiciary, James Glen (II)appealed to the Queen, who held a privy council and wrote an official letter stating that,

"whereas Robert Lord Semple has obtained the commission of Justiciary upon all the inhabitants of the Barony and Sheriffdom of Renfrew, within which jurisdiction "the said James (Glen) and his barnis (children) dwellis," there should not be, nor should Lord Semple "haif ony commissioun or jurisdictioun upon the said James, his brethir (brother John), barnis (children), freiendis (friends), and servandis (servants) ... because it is noutourlie Knawin (naturally known?) that the said Robert Lord Semple beir

Ancestry - Randall Hardy


   James and John GLENN are not proven to be brothers (the link is tentative). John GLENN settled in New Kent Co., VA and was the father of Mourning GLENN (b. ca. 1660) who married (1) Thomas PETTUS, (2) James BRAY II. James GLENN settled in Accomac County.
   The GLENN family probably had some relationship to the TYREE family, since the name Tyree Glenn was prominently passed down in the Glenn family. see for details about the early TYREES in Virginia and many possible connections to the GLENN (Glann, Glen, etc.) family.
   The GLENN family of Scotland belonged to the MacIntosh clan.
   James GLENN was born 1636, St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
   1. Purchased land Dec 1691 in Accomack co., VA from Woodmen Stokeley
   (Accomack co. Deeds, Wills and Orders, 1682-1697).
   2. In 1695 he gave 217 acres of land in Accomack co., VA to his son, Lazarus Glenn (Accomack co., Deeds, Wills, 1692-1713).
   3. The children of James Glenn, Sr., were born to Elizabeth Mitchell.
   Catherine Winn was his second wife whom he probably married after settling in Accomack co., VA.
   4. Georgia Monroe suggests that Mourning Winn might have been either a sister or a daughter of Catherine Winn.
   5. Wills and Administration of Accomack County, 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham: "Orders 1690-1697. Glenn, James - Adm. his est to Catherine Glenn, wid of sd. James - Henry Toles & John Morris security, 15 Sep 1696."
   6. The parish records of St. Ninian's list the christening of Alexander as a son of James and Elizabeth Glenn.
   SOURCES INCLUDE: Correspondence with Georgia Munro, 350 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. (She had obtained information from Gretta Marshall of 7507 Cliffbrook Dr., Dallas, TX and from parish records (births of St. Ninians, Sterlingshire, Scotland: LDS Reel 79, p. 199; Reel 4, p. 223-224; Reel 5, p. 79-80)).
   Correspondence (1996) from Tim M. Thompson, 113 Normandy Dr., Belleville, IL 62223.
   Odom, Fred. Note posted 17 Mar 2000 on the Glenn Family Genealogy Forum (GenForum) (Re: who are the parents of James Glenn Jr.?)
   ___________. Note posted 29 Sep 2000 on the Glenn Family Genealogy Furum (GenForum) (Re: Glenn, Mourning, Albemarle County, VA).
   World Family Tree, Vol. 6, Pedigree #1124. (submitted by Audrey L. Parker, 6212 Baker N.E., Alburquerque, NM 87109-2742).
   WFT 7:4242, 17:927.
   GenServ: od007aa (Odom, Fredwin, M., 6139 Saufley Pines, Pensicola, FL 32526-3721 [].
   Genserv: fora6db (Forinash, Rena V., 26611 Balerna Dr., Saugus, CA 91350 [].

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Father: GLENN b: ABT 1600 in of , Stirlingshire, Scotland

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MITCHELL b: ABT 1638 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland

   Married: 1660/1661 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland


   Has No Children James GLENN b: 1661 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland c: 13 Feb 1661 in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
   Has Children John GLENN b: 1662 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland
   Has No Children Alexander GLENN b: 1663 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland c: 10 May 1663 in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
   Has Children James GLENN b: 1664 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland c: 25 Sep 1664 in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
   Has No Children Kathren GLENN b: 1665 in , Stirlingshire, Scotland c: 24 Dec 1665 in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
   Has No Children Lazarus GLENN b: ABT 1666

Marriage 2 Catherine WINN b: ABT 1640 in of , Accomack, Virginia, now USA

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James Glenn's Timeline

September 25, 1664
Stirlingshire, Scotland
September 25, 1664
St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
August 24, 1692
Age 27
New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Age 35
New Kent, New Kent, VA, USA
March 3, 1702
Age 37
Albemarle County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 39
Age 39
New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Age 85
New Kent, Virginia