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Richard Brayne (Bryan), Esq.

Birthplace: Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in of, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Bryan Fitz-Patrick, Baron and Margaret Fitz-Patrick, Lady
Husband of Anne Brayne
Father of Dorthea Benger; E. Butler "Anne" Spotswood (Brayne) and Diana Brayne

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About Richard Brayne, Esq.

Richard Brayne was born 1674 in Spotsylvania, Virginia and died 8 September 1762 in St Margarets Parish, Wesminster, London, England.

Parents: Bryan Fitz-Patrick (son of Teigh or Thady Fitzpatrick, 4th Baron of Upper Ossory +1627 (1) & Joan Butler, daughter of Sir Edmund Butler of Cloughgrenan (2)) and Margaret Butler (daughter of Walter Butler, 11th Earl of Ormond *1569 & Helen(a) Butler)


  1. Anne Begnold b: 1650 and died 8 September 1762 in St Margarets, Westminster, London, England. She was the daughter of James Begnold.

Children include:

  1. Anne Butler Brayne was born in 1700 in Spotsylvania, Virginia and died 7 June 1740 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland. She married 1st to Alexander Spotswood (b 1676) and 2nd to John Thompson (b 1722).
  2. Dorothea Brayne + 1759 fl 1756 Spotsylvania, Virginia married 1733 to Elliot Benger



  1. [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, editor, Burke's Irish Family Records (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1976), page 192. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.
  2. [S47] Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Irish Family Records



SPOTSWOOD, JOHN, Spotsylvania Co., d. May 6, 1756, p. Dec. 5, 1758. Wit. Jane Somerville; Dorothea Benger; Lucy Dixon; John Taylor, Junr; Jno. Carter; Joseph Steward, James Taylor. Ex. wife, Mary Spotswood, John Robinson, Esq., Col. Bernard Moore; Col. John Champe; Mr. Edmund Pendleton; Mr. Roger Dixon; Mr. Nicholas Seward. Leg. wife, Mary, use of mansion house, and my coach and six, with coachman and postilion and household goods, etc.; to my daughter Ann, £l,000 sterling; to my daughter Mary £1,000 sterling, in compliance with the authority given me in the will of my deced. father, Alexander Spotswood, Esq. Whereas my father, by his last will, did give to his son, Robert Spotswood £3,000 sterling,—to his daughter Anna Catherina £2,000 sterling, and to his daughter Dorothea £2,000 sterling, to be raised by the sale or mortgage of his lands, and I finding it necessary, in order to raise the said fortunes, to sell divers parcels of land, among the rest I sold and conveyed to Col. John Thornton, 7 tracts containing in the whole 9,048 acres, and afterwards I purchased the said 7 tracts of land of the said Col. John Thornton, I give the said 9,048 acres of land to my son, John Spotswood, also to him that tract of land which I bought of Ambrose Grayson, also all my part of the estate in England which will descend to me and my cousin, John Benger after the death of my mother and her three sisters. To my son, Alexander Spotswood to inherit the property left to Mary Spotswood at her death, or second marriage. Codicil to the aforegoing, dated May 6, 1756, with the same witnesses as to the will, directs that all his children be maintained and educated out of the growing rents and profits of his estate, until they arrive at the age of twenty-one years, or day of marriage. To his goddaughter, Mildred Dixon, daughter of Roger Dixon, £100 sterling. (Page 389)

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Richard Brayne, Esq.'s Timeline

Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Age 18
Age 24
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Age 88
of, Spotsylvania County, Virginia