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Thomas Branch, Sr

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: London, England
Death: circa January 1694 (70-78)
Varina Parish, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christopher Branch and Mary Branch
Husband of Elizabeth Branch
Father of Thomas Branch, Jr.; Matthew Branch, Sr.; William Branch; Martha Ward; James Branch and 2 others
Brother of William Branch and Christopher Branch, II

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About Thomas Branch, Sr

"Christopher sailed on the ship "London Marchment" with his wife Mary Addie and his 9 month old son Thomas. ( Musters of Inhabitants in Va. by Jester Hiden )"

Thomas lived on the part of land called the "Kingsland " tract on the south side of James River in Henrico County . Thomas called himself as being a sickly and "Crazy Condition" , but was of sound mind and perfect memory. The "Crazy Condition " was physical rather than mental.


Thomas Branch was born at London, England. He was Christened in May of 1620 at Jamestown, Virginia. He died in 1695 at Varina Parish, Henrico, Virginia. He was buried on April 21, 1695.

Complete listing of ships and passengers coming to Jamestownl. . The London Merchant arrived in March of 1620 with "Branch, Christopher, his wife, Mary and Thomas, 9 mos at muster"

  1. ID: I06371
  2. Name: Thomas* Branch I
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 23 APR 1623 in Henrico County, Virginia
  5. Death: 21 APR 1695 in Varina Parish, Henrico County, Virginia
  6. Event: Christened MAY 1620 Jamestown, Virginia
  7. Immigration: MAR 1619/20 came on the "London Merchant" Ship
  8. Event: Relationship 8th Great Grandparent - Branch Line
  9. Note:

Thomas Branch...4/23/1623 or 5/1624-1694, lived and died in Henrico Co, Kingsland Tract, South Side of James River, Va. in the part of Henrico County that later became Chesterfield County...Henrico Co., Deeds & Will 1688-97, page 543....10/25/1688-2/1/1695, named wife and children....Wit: William Glover, Christopher Branch, Ann Branch. Married Elizabeth Gough (d.8/1697), Varina Parish, Henrico Co, VA abt. 1650 (dau. of Capt. Thomas Gough...some sources call him Matthew Gough) Her will in Henrico Deed & Will Book, dated 8/2/1697, proved 8/20/1697 (1697-1704), page 10/11...names sons Thomas, Matthew, James and daughters Elizabeth and her husband, Martha and her husband ..exec. Thomas and James Branch, sons..wit: Joseph Tanner and John Cocke....

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth.....

Thomas Branch II....b1658 Kingsland, Henrico Co., VA, d1728...m. Elizabeth Archer

Matthew Branch....b1661-1726 Henrico/Chesterfield Co., VA, ....m. Frances Ware

James Branch.....b1666-1749??? Henrico/Chesterfield Co., VA, ...m. Mary Ward

Elizabeth Branch...d Henrico Co.....m. Melchizedeck Richardson, Jr

Martha Branch.....m. Richard Ward Sr.

Will, Thomas Branch, Sr. dated 25 October 1688, probated February 1694.

Three sons: Thomas, Matthew and James, 5 shillings residue of goods and chattles to wife Elizabeth

Two daughters: Elizabeth Richardson and Martha Ward each 5 shillings to buy a ring

Father: Christopher** Branch I b: 2 SEP 1602 in Abingdon, Berkshire, England

Mother: Mary** Francis Addie b: ABT. 1602 in Darton, Yorkshire, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth* Gough b: ABT. 1625 in England, Married: ABT. 1650 in Varina Parish, Henrico County, Virginia


1. Has Children Thomas Branch II b: 1658 in Henrico County, Virginia

2. Has Children Matthew* Branch b: ABT. 1661 in Henrico County, Virginia

3. Has Children James Branch b: ABT. 1666 in Henrico County, Virginia

4. Has Children Elizabeth Branch b: ABT. 1663 in Henrico County, Virginia

5. Has Children Martha Branch b: ABT. 1664 in Henrico County, Virginia

Thomas Branch, the son of Christopher Branch I and Mary Addie, was nine months old at the muster of 1624/25. He lived on part of “Kingsland” south of the James River. Branch married possibly Elizabeth Gough, daughter of Capt. Matthew Gough, a burgess of Henrico County (1642-44). Henrico County charged Mr. Thomas Branch Sr. on two tithables in 1679. Thomas Branch’s will, which described himself as “being in a sickly Cracy Condition but of sound and perfect memory,” left 5 shillings to his three eldest sons, Thomas, Matthew, and James Branch. He gave the remainder of his estate to his wife “only I give to my two daughters, Elizabeth Richardson and Martha Ward, 5 shillings each to buy a ring” (will dated 25 Oct. 1688, recorded 1 Feb. 1694/5). In September 1695 the court summoned Elizabeth to give security for her late husband’s estate. Elizabeth’s will divided her household items, cattle, her crop of wheat, and “Negro man Mingo” among her children. To each of her two sons-in-law she left a “half crown to buy him a pair of gloves.” Joseph Tanner and John Cocke witnessed Elizabeth’s will (will dated 2 Aug. 1697, recorded 20 Aug. 1697).


He came to Jamestown, Virginia, USA, at the age of 9 months.

Thomas 5 Branch (Christopher4, Lionel3, William2, Richard1) was born in Henrico County, Virginia about 1623. Thomas died 1693/94 in Henrico County, Virginia, at 71 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Gouch. Elizabeth was the daughter of Matthew Gouch (Gough). Elizabeth died 1697 in Henrico County, Virginia. Elizabeth became the mother of James Branch in Henrico County, Virginia, about 1666.

Thomas became the father of James Branch in Henrico County, Virginia, about 1666.

Thomas Branch and Elizabeth Gouch had the following child:

child + 11 i. James 6 Branch was born about 1666.

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Thomas Branch, Sr's Timeline

June 1619
London, England
January 23, 1623
Age 3
Henrico County, Virginia, emmigrated from London, England on ship "London Marchannt"
January 23, 1624
Age 4
On ship "London Marchannt"
January 23, 1624
Age 4
Henrico County, Virginia, emmigrated from London, England on ship "London Marchannt"
January 1624
Age 4
Henrico County, Virginia, emmigrated from London, England on ship "London Marchannt"
Age 38
Henrico County, Virginia
Age 41
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Age 42
Henrico, Virginia, United States
Age 45
Henrico County, Virginia Colony