William Berriman, I

Is your surname Berriman?

Research the Berriman family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

William Berriman (Berryman), I

Birthplace: Easingwold, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1620 (30-48)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice Wilson
Father of William Berriman, II; Elizabeth Carsley; Mary Johnson and Jane Lemon

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About William Berriman, I

Mr. Berriman (Berryman in older texts) was born in England. He married Alice (unk) and was the father of at least four children - William, Elizabeth, Mary and Jane. He died between 1602 and 1625. Everything else about him is unknown.

  • Some suggest that his given name was William, because his son was named William. This is logical but unproven.
  • Some suggest that his date of birth was c.1580. This would be a logical guess, as his wife was born c.1585
  • The date of birth is known for only one of his children - son William, born about 1602. It is not known if William's sisters are younger or older than he. We know that wife Alice remarried after 1625. This is the range of dates for his death.
  • There are no records for him in Virginia, so it is unlikely that he emigrated. This does not appear to be a wealthy family, so, if he did emigrate, he most likely would have been indentured. His name is not found on any passenger lists or on any headright claims. It would be safe to assume he died in England, but this is unproven.
  • The earliest births in Virginia are well documented and Berriman's name is not on that list. Thus, it is safe to assume he was born in England.

Children of Mr. Berriman and wife Alice:

  • William Berriman, 1602-1644, born in England and died in Virginia.
  • Mary Berriman, who married Thomas Johnson
  • Jane Berriman, who married (1) Thomas Bessins, (2) John Jackson, and (3) Richard Lemon
  • Elizabeth Berriman, also known as Elizabeth Wilson, raised by her stepfather, and who married Henry Carsley.

DNA tests from descendants show that his DNA was of the haplogroup Ia.

view all

William Berriman, I's Timeline

Easingwold, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
England (United Kingdom)
October 7, 1607
yorkshire, UK
Age 40