Thomas Bryan II
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Thomas Bryan II (1649 - 1717)

Thomas Bryan II aka Bryant
Born in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginiamap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1687 in Richmond County, colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 68 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 19 May 2010
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Thomas Bryan (aka Bryant) II was born on 28 May 1649 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. He was a tobacco planter. He was the son of Thomas Bryan Sr., b: 1619 in Co. Clare, Ireland, of English parents, and his wife, Mary (Wright) Bryan, b: ca. 1620 in Richmond County, Virginia Colony. The family belonged to the Church of England (Anglican, Protestant). NOTE: Do not confuse Richmond County with the city of Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia. Richmond County is on Virginia's "Northern Neck" and settled by 1620.

In 1687 Thomas married Eleanor Winniford, b: ca. 1663 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (founded 1656).[1] They had 6 children:[2]

  1. Thomas Bryan III, b: 12 July 1688 in Richmond Co., Virginia. He married Mary (Unknown). [3]
  2. Margaret Morgrave Bryan b: 23 July 1693 in Richmond County, Virginia, and died 1750. She married Caran Brannan. [4]
  3. John Bryan, b: ca. 1694 in Richmond County, Virginia, and died 18 Feb 1726 in Richmond Co., Virginia.
  4. Winifred Bryan, b: ca. 1694 in Richmond County. She married Hugh McVay. He was born ABT 1690.
  5. Mary (Winiford) Bryan, b: 28 May 1695 in Richmond County, and died 1780 in Amelia County, Virginia. She married John Hightower.[5]
  6. George Bryan, b: 3 May 1699 in Richmond County, Virginia, and died before 1717 (not in father's will). [6]

Thomas Bryan died on 26 October 1717 in Richmond Co., Virginia; his Will is recorded in Richmond County, Virginia - Will Book 4, page 97.

Father: Thomas "Immigrant" Bryan, Sr., b: 1619 in County Clare, Ireland Mother: Mary "Immigrant" Wright b: 1 June 1622 in County Clare, Ireland

According to Virginia christening records, Thomas Bryan II's wife's first name was Elinor.


  1. US & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, on
  2. KUYKENDALL, etc. - Thomas Bryan
  3. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Thomas Bryant in entry for Thomas Bryant, 1688.
  4. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Thomas Bryant in entry for Margaret Bryant, 1693.
  5. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Thomas Bryant in entry for Mary Bryant, 1695.
  6. "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Thomas Bryant in entry for George Bryant, 1699.

See also:

  • My Family History - Thomas Bryan. Traces the Bryan/Bryant paternal line back to a William Smith Bryan, b: 1590 in County Clare, Ireland, of English parents, who emigrated to Jamestown, Virginia, in about 1619, founding this family in colonial America. May have wife's birth year wrong or conflates his 2 wives.
  • Source: S25 Record ID Number: MH:S25 User ID: 8F8DC5B3-0384-4895-B1B7-0F51EE0E7404 Author: Fay Peterson - Peterson Web Site on - Family tree: 2169005-2 - Media: 543993-2 - Smart Matching of Thomas Bryan; Smart Matching#: 2002502 on 21 MAR 2010 - Added by confirming a Smart Match Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  • Wills of Richmond County, Virginia, USA on


  • WikiTree profile Bryan-13 was created on 19 May 2010 through the import of My Family File.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Bryan-836 was created through the import of Reynolds8-18-11.ged on Aug 18, 2011 by Christina Miller. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Christina and others.
  • Thank you to Paula Johnson for creating WikiTree profile Bryan-1737 on 3 November 2013.
  • WikiTree profile Bryan-2221 was created on 19 September 2014 by Dennis Lepp.
  • Thank you to descendant Chet Snow for researching this profile, editing the biography and adding sources, January 4, 2016. And for merging these 3 profiles into Bryan-13 with biography sections and sources, on January 5, 2016. And for merging Bryant-5910 into Bryan-13 on August 14, 2020.

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I think Bryant-2856 and Bryan-13 are in fact duplicates. Look at the WILL which seems to be one of the only Primary Documents available. They should be an Unmerged Match until research can establish better birth and marriage information. I do NOT find any Native American connection for this man and think the PPP status for Bryant-2856 should NOT force us to merge into his profile. Please do NOT merge into Bryant-2856 without consultation. Thanks.
posted by Chet Snow
What's the source for his marriage to "Eleanor Elizabeth Winniford"? And for her middle name? Is it possible we have a conflation of two wives here? See Bryant-2856
posted by Jillaine Smith
This profile is using the same death as Bryant-2856 who wrote his will in 1717. His wife Eleanor died about the same time. She was his second wife.
Bryan-1737 and Bryan-836 appear to represent the same person because: Same family members
posted by Karen Lowe

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