James Glenn

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James Glenn

Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

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

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James Glenn's Timeline

New Kent, New Kent, VA, USA
March 3, 1702
Albemarle County, Virginia, Colonial America
New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America