Theodorick Bland of Westover

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Theodorick Bland, Sr.

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: St Antholins, London, Middlesex, England
Death: April 23, 1671 (42)
Westover, Charles City, Virginia
Place of Burial: 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bland "the Grocer" and Susanna Bland (De Dobbeler)
Husband of Anne Bland
Father of Theodorick Bland, Jr.; Richard Bland, Sr., of Jordan's Point; John Bland and Ursula (Goode) Branch
Brother of Mary Proby; Susannah Pearson (Bland) of Wisbeach; Thomas Bland; John Bland "of Lime Street"; Edward Bland, Sr. and 11 others

Occupation: Merchant Planter
Managed by: Peter James Herbert
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About Theodorick Bland of Westover

Birth: Dec., 1628 London Greater London, England Death: Apr. 23, 1671 Westover (Charles City County) Charles City County Virginia, USA

"S.M. Prudentis & Eruditi Theodorici Bland Armig qui obit Aprilis 23rd ad, 1671 Aetatis 41 Cujus vidua Moestissima Anna Filia Richard Bennett Armig: hoc Marmor Posuit"

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 Anne Bennet Bland (1641 - 1687)*

 Richard Bland (1665 - 1720)*
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Burial: Westover Plantation Charles City Charles City County Virginia, USA

Maintained by: Barbara Bland Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb) (inacti... Record added: Jul 05, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7656543


Abridged from Wikipedia article

Theodorick Bland (January 16,1629 – April 23, 1671), also known as Theodorick Bland of Westover, was a Virginia politician, merchant and planter. He was the father of Richard Bland, the grandfather of Richard Bland II, the great-grandfather of Congressman Theodorick Bland, and the great-great-grandfather of John Randolph of Roanoke.

Born in England, he served as his family's business agent in Spain and the Canary Islands in his early twenties. He moved to the colony of Virginia in 1653, to replace his brother Edward, who had died. He represented Charles City County in the 1660 House of Burgesses session, serving as Speaker.

Bland was one of sixteen children, and the youngest of nine sons, born to John and Susan Bland. He married Anne Bennett, the daughter of Governor Richard Bennett, and they had three sons:

Sir John Pawlett, by deeds of lease and release, demised most of Westover Plantation in 1665 to Bland for £170. Bland lived on the property until his death in 1671 and was buried in the chancel of the original Westover Church which he helped build. His eldest son, Theodorick, inherited the land and joined with his brother, Richard, in its ownership. The brothers eventually conveyed 1,200 acres of the property to William Byrd I in 1688 for £300 and 10,000 pounds of tobacco and cask.

Although the original church has since fallen down, Bland lays buried in the graveyard near Walter Aston and Captain William Perry. In November, 1687, Bland's wife, Anne, died in Warton Creek, Maryland.

Children of Theodorick Bland and Anne Bennett:

  • Theodorick Bland (born 1663); he married Margaret Man and had two sons, John and Theodorick.
  • Richard Bland (born August 11, 1665); he married twice. He first married Mary Swan and had

seven children, who all died in their infancy. After Mary's death, Bland's second marriage was to Elizabeth Randolph, the daughter of William Randolph I. The couple had five children including Richard Bland II and Theodorick Bland of Cawsons.

  • John Bland (born February 8, 1668); he married twice. He first married Mary Breckon, then had at least three children with his second wife, Elizabeth: Richard, John (who was the grandfather of Chancellor Theodorick Bland), and Anna.
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Theodorick Bland of Westover's Timeline

January 16, 1629
St Antholins, London, Middlesex, England
Age 30
VA, United States
August 11, 1665
Age 36
Westover, Charles City Co, Virginia
February 8, 1668
Age 39
London, Greater London, UK
April 23, 1671
Age 42
Charles City, Virginia
April 2, 1912
Age 42
December 14, 1923
Age 42
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States