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Mary Branch (Addie)

Also Known As: "Mary Francis Addy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Darton, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: before circa 1630
Henrico, Virginia
Place of Burial: Henrico County, Virginia, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Addy and Margaret Lee
Wife of Christopher Xpofer (Lodge) Branch Braninge and Christopher Branch
Mother of Thomas Branch; Capt. Christopher William Branch; Mary BRANCH JEFFERSON; William (Hatcher) Branch; Ephraim Branch and 18 others

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About Mary Branch

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115974776/mary-branch

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https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Addie-3

Mary was the daughter of Francis Addie and Margaret Lee. She married Christopher Branch on September 02, 1619 in St. Peters Church, Westcheap, London Greater London County, England.

-------------------------- Birth: 1602 Darton Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley South Yorkshire, England Death: 1630 Henrico County Virginia, USA

Father: Francis Addie b: 24 Jul 1569 in Darton, Yorkshire, England, d. 01 Jun 1639 in Silkstone, Yorkshire, England. Mother: Margaret Lee b: Bef 5 Sep 1579 in Darton, Yorkshire, England.

Mary Addie, daughter of Francis Addie a husbandman of Darton, Yorkshire, England was married at St. Peter's, Westcheap, London, in the city of London by virtue of a marriage license from the Bishop of London on 02 Sept 1619, to Christopher Branch. (See attached copy of their marriage document). Christopher’s notice of his intent to marry Mary Addie, was posted at St. Peter’s Westcheap, London in 1619.

In March 1620, Christopher and Mary (Addie) Branch embarked on the "London Merchant" of 300 tons burden dispatched from the Port of London for Virginia. This ship was commissioned by the Virginia Company and carried 200 passengers, mostly single men, and arrived with only the loss of one soul. Christopher and Mary first settled in present Henrico Co., in an area called "ye Colledg Land" (the College Land) circa 1623/24 and in the muster, 1624/25, he, his wife and their 9 months old son, Thomas, were listed there. The Virginia Company offered inducements for new colonists to settle on the College Lands at this time to replenish the population decimated by the recent (1622) Indian massacre. The precise location of the Branch home during this period is indeterminate as the College Land was a very extensive tract set aside by the Virginia Company whereon "to erect and build a college in Virginia, for the training and bringing up of infidel's children to the true knowledge of God and the understanding of righteousness".

Shortly afterward, Christopher patented land and lived at or near Arrowhattocks on the North side of the James River and finally settled at "Kingsland", their plantation on the South side of the James River almost opposite Arrowhattocks near Proctor's Creek (see map for location of "Kingsland"; NOTE: The dates on the map associated with Christopher Branch are land patent dates). Their son, Thomas, born May 1624 was listed as the only Virginia born child in the county (Henrico) at the time. "Kingsland", just west of "Farrar's Island", was also near "Osborne", home of the Jeffersons (see accompanying historical marker).

The children of Christopher and Mary (Addie) Branch were: 1) Thomas Branch b. May 1624 Henrico Co., VA, d. 1694, m. Elizabeth (Gough?) 2) William Branch (see below) 3) Christopher Branch (see below)

Mary died in 1630 and was most probably buried at "Kingsland", her husband's plantation, in a now unidentifiable grave site.

Mary (Addie) Branch and her husband, Christopher Branch, Sr., were the earliest American ancestors of record (3rd great paternal grandparents) of POTUS Thomas Jefferson through their son, Christopher Branch, Jr..

As of 2015, Mary Addy [A9662; (Muster of 1624/5), wife of Christopher Branch] has been added as a qualifying ancestor for membership in the "Jamestowne Society".

Sources: 1. "Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5", 4th Ed., 2004, pp9, 367. 2. "Acts of the General Assembly Jan 6 1639/40", William & Mary Quarterly(series 2) Vol. 4, pp 16-35 3. Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705, Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, Richmond, VA, 1986 4) "Branchiana" by James Branch Cabell, 1907, pp107-110. 5) "Branch of Abingdon" by James Branch Cabell, 1911, pp75-84. 4) "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635" by Martha W. McCartney, 2007, p154. 5) "Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography", Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Vol. 5, 1915, p1055.

Bio by Gresham Farrar.


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Spouse:
 Christopher Branch (1602 - 1682)*

Children:
 Thomas Branch (1624 - 1694)*
 William Branch (1625 - 1660)*
 Christopher Branch (1628 - 1665)*
 

Burial: Kingsland Plantation (Branch Family Cemetery) Henrico County Virginia, USA


Created by: Gresham Farrar Record added: Aug 24, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 115974776 --------------------------------------------------------- Name: Mary Francis Addie ADDY Given Name: Mary Francis Addie Surname: Addy

_UID: FF21CD3733275644AD47DDB2D3E033C546C9 Change Date: 5 FEB 2015 Note: pages 366-367 of Vol. 1 of 4th ed (vols. pub. Gen Pub Co aprx2004-2007) of Adventurers of Purse and Person by John Frederick Dorman;

REF: "Wills, Deeds, etc.1688-1697 p.543; "Records, Nov.,1677, to Dec.1692" p.209 of Darton, Yorkshire, Eng.; The Nat. Soc. Of The Col. Dames VA Regis. 1990, p. 594; Adv. of Purse and Person p. 100; Quarterly XX p.207; Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents, 1989, p. 7; The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the Amer. Colonies, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993, 407.

SERVICE: Historic Founder, arrived on "The London Merchant", 1619, 1620 resided at "Kingsland", Henrico Co. _TMPLT: 1 Birth: 1600 in Darton, York, England Death: 1681 in , Henrico, VA Burial: , Chesterfield, VA

Father: Francis ADDIE b: ABT 1572 in Darton, Yorkshire, , Eng. Mother: Mrs. ADDIE b: ABT 1572 in , , , Eng.

Marriage 1 Christopher BRANCH b: ABT 1598 in not 2 Sep 1602, , London, England Married: 2 SEP 1619 in St.Peter's, Westcheap, London, Eng. Children Thomas BRANCH b: MAY 1624 in , Henrico, VA William BRANCH b: ABT 1626 in of, Henrico, VA Christopher (a justice) BRANCH b: ABT DEC 1627 in probably, Charles City, VA, Henrico Co. now

Came to America on the ship LONDON MERCHANT in March of 1619/20.

Mary Addie married Christopher Branch on September 2, 1619, at St. Peter's, Westcheap, London, England. She died sometime before 1630.


Mary Addie [Parents] was born in 1602 in Darton, County York, England. She died in 1630 in Henrico County, VA. She married 1 Christopher Branch on 12 Sep 1619 in St. Peter's, Westcheap, London, England.

They had the following children:

Her surname has also been recorded as Addy.


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Sources for Mary Addy 1 "Mary Addy - Christopher Branch Family, m. 1619 Eng", The Virginia Genealogist, Oct 2002, Vol. 46, Issue 4 . 2 Genealogies of Virginia Families: from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 1, Adams-Chiles, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company (1981), 223. 3 Dorman, John Frederick, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 4th ed., Vol. 1, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company (2004), 366-367. 4 Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 159-160. 5 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. (2008), 507. 6 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (2 vols.), Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company (2018), 822. 7 Tyler, Lyon G., ed., William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 25, Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson (1917), 61. 8 Virginia Historical Society, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 67, No. 1, January 1959, Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson (1959), Pedigree foldout between pages 96 and 97, JSTOR (Digital Library).

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Mary Branch's Timeline

1602
1602
Darton, Yorkshire, England
1619
March 1619
Age 17
"London Merchant" from Berkshire
1620
March 1620
Age 18
"London Merchant" from Berkshire
1620
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1620
Brunswick, North Carolina, United States
1621
January 1621
Varina, Henrico, Virginia, United States
1622
1622
Varina, Henrico, Virginia, United States
1622
Henrico, Virginia, United States