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Matthew Branch, Sr.

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Branch, Sr. and Elizabeth Branch
Husband of Frances Branch
Father of Matthew Branch; Phebe Tanner; Thomas Branch; Olive Branch, Sr.; Elizabeth Woodson and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Branch, Jr.; William Branch; Martha Ward; James Branch; Lynda Kilpatrick and 1 other

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About Matthew Branch, Sr.

  1. ID: I06370
  2. Name: Matthew* Branch
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT. 1661 in Henrico County, Virginia
  5. Death: ABT. 1726 in Henrico County, Virginia
  6. Event: Relationship 7th Great Grandparent - Branch Line
  7. Note:
   Matthew Branch married Frances Ware, who was a witness at the October Court, 1711. She was probably a sister or sister-in-law of the Caleb Ware, whose will, dated 28 June, 1740, was recorded in Chesterfield 5 October 1750.
   Early Virginia Families Along the James River, by Foley, Vol. 1, Patent Book 9, page 627:
   20 Oct 1704, Mr. Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Harris, Matthew Branch and Thomas Turpin, 628 acres, Henrico Co. on N. side of James River, beginning on branch of Lucy's Spring, for transport of 13 persons.
   Rent Rolls of VA. 1705-An account of land that hath been concealed, Matthew Branch, 10 acres.
   Henrico Parish and County; Virginia Will of Edward Deeley October 18, 1688
   I will and bequeath to my cousin Matthew Branch, land and plantation, all tobacco I have in hands of Wm. Glover and John Davis with all materials provided to go towards the house now building and what remains unfinished to be at said Branch's cost; to said Branch a negro during term of ten years and then he to be free; to James Branch, a cow and calf; to each of Thomas Branch Jrs. daughters, one cow; to Richard Ward's daughter, a cow; to Robert Broadway, my horse' to Dorothy Blackman, a young mare; to William Blackman, Jr., John Blackman, Elizabeth Blackman, Charles Douglasse, Mr. Good, Joshua Step, and William Glover, bequests; my brother Thomas Jefferson executor.
   Probated June 1, 1689
   Matthew Branch, by deeds dated 27 September 1689, recorded in Henrico 1 October 1689, exchanged 200 acres of the 280 deeded him in 1686-7 by his brother Thomas Branch, for the 200 then deeded to James Branch and eighty adjoining acres. Matthew Branch, on 29 October 1696, patented fifty acres in Henrico, escheat from William Jones deceased. Matthew and James, on 24 April 1703, patented 710 acres in Henrico, on the south side of the river, on Bear's branch, Pockashock branch, Grindon's run, and bordering land owned by John Brodnax. Matthew on 20 October 1704, with Mr. Tho: Jefferson, Tho: Harris, and Tho: Turpin patented 628 acres in Henrico, on the south side of the river, on "ye branch of Lucy's Spring." Matthew Branch and James, by deeds dated and recorded 1 August 1711, divided equally the 710 acres patented by them in 1703.
   Will of Matthew Branch:
   Dated 15 Dec 1722, proved 4 July 1726
   Son Matthew Branch, plantation I now dwell on, only my wife to have lower half with dwelling house I now live in during her life and half of out houses;
   son Matthew Branch land lying on head of my brother Thomas Branch and joins to my brother James, commonly called Berbados, also a parcel of land joining John Blackman which he bought of John Tullit and so to Grindoll's Run, only my wife to have privilege on my son Matthew's land both here and att Berbados, to get timber and fencing for building and keeping in repair the plantation I now live on;
   son John Branch, whole part of land taken up between my brother James and myself;
   sons Olive and Daniel Branch, land I bought of Mr. John Tullit, said land to be equally divided and son Olive to have that part next to Poewhite and Daniel part next the Reedy Creek; should Olive or Daniel die in non-age, or one before the other, survivor to possess the whole tract;
   son Thomas Branch, 150 acres which I took up with Captain Jefferson, Thomas Harris and Thomas Turpin;
   son Olive a gray colt;
   son Thomas, a black colt;
   daughter Phebe Branch, a bay mare;
   daughter Elizabeth Branch, a bay mare.
   Residue of estate to wife to be disposed of among my children as she pleases.
   Wife (name not given) whole executrix.
   (Henrico Records, Vol. 1725-37)

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