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James Glenn Jr. (abt. 1664 - 1750)

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James Glenn Jr. aka Glen
Born about in Saint Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in New Kent County, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2011
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James was born in 1661 or 1664. James Glen ... He passed away in 1750.


Note N7094{geni:about_me}

The GLEN/GLENN Family:

At the close of the 13th century there were three (unrelated) families bearing the surname of GLEN; two in Scotland, the other in England. The English Glens (or Glynns), in Leicestershire, came from Normandy and assumed the surname from Glen Magna ('the great glen,' a place in England) ... In Scotland, 'The Glen,' (a place) in Traquair, Peebles, gave its name to its ancient owners. This estate comprises an extensive glen, in which stood the stronghold of its lords, who were Celtic. In the time of King Edward I, 'The Glen' belonged to Duncan de le Glen, afterwards to his son Colban de Glen. The second Scots family of GLEN (the one from which our ancestors came) assumed their surname from the lordship of Glen, Renfrewshire, so called from a vale in Lochwinnoc ... This lordship, comprising Bar, Renfrewshire, Lynthills, Brigend, Gaytflat, and other lands near Paisley and Glasgow, was held by Lord Richard de le Glen in the time of King Edward I, and after Richard de le Glenn died in 1292, the lordship passed to his son John de Glen. During the revolt of Wallace, John de Glen commanded the troops of the Bishop of Glasgow against the Prince of Wales and also fought at Brannockburn. He must have distinguished himself at Brannockburn, for immediately afterwards, King Robert Bruce granted him the forfeited lands of Balmato Fife in addition to his other holdings.

It is said that this family of Glen was originally of Norman extraction. The ancestor who accompanied Walter Fitz Allan from Shropshire to Scotland bore the name of De Ness, from the place called Ness or Ness Strange, near Shrewsbury ... Henry de Ness held the lordship of Glen in the year 1180 under the Stewards (Stewart family, who were stewards for the king). John de Ness, who married a Steward, was the father of Lord Richard, who became known as Richard 'de le Glen.'

John de le Glen (mentioned above, who inherited the lordship in 1292), had a son named Robert de Glen. Robert de Glen married Margaret, illegitimate daughter of Robert 'The Bruce,' the great Scottish king of the 12th century, so all of the Glens of this family are descendants of Robert Bruce. A tradition traceable for four centuries insists that Robert de Glen was one of those who accompanied the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land. Moreover, the Glens of Bar possessed the sword of Bruce, which a descendant carried in 1606 to Ireland, where it was seen a few years since. The inscription on the blade leaves no doubt as to its original ownership.

Robert de Glen, who married Margaret Bruce, also entered the Church, becoming Rector of Liberton in Lanarkshire. His son William de Glen inherited the lordship and rebuilt the castle of Bar. William's son Robert Glen was a companion in arms of Sir Unfridi Cunynghame (Cunningham) of Glengarnock, and was with him at Perth in 1494. Robert Glen died in 1506 and was succeeded by James Glen I. James and his kinsmen were at the battle of Flodden Field in 1513. In 1517 he was captain of a company of 102 footmen in the service of the Crown. He was appointed a Justice in 1543 but died in 1544 (having been killed, supposedly, at the battle of Ancrum) and was succeeded by his son James Glen II.

In 1564 a feud, long existant between the houses of Glen and Semple, became serious, and upon the appointment of Robert, Lord Semple to be Justiciary, James Glen (II) appealed to the Queen, who held a privy council and wrote an official letter stating that,

'whereas Robert Lord Semple has obtained the commission of Justiciary upon all the inhabitants of the Barony and Sheriffdom of Renfrew, within which jurisdiction 'the said James (Glen) and his barnis (children) dwellis,' there should not be, nor should Lord Semple 'haif ony commissioun or jurisdictioun upon the said James, his brethir (brother John), barnis (children), freiendis (friends), and servandis (servants) ... because it is noutourlie Knawin (naturally known?) that the said Robert Lord Semple beir

Ancestry - Randall Hardy

Research Notes

Conflicting Information:

James Anderson Glenn
Born February 13, 1661 in Accomack, Virginia, USA
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of Mourning Winn — married December 4, 1689 in Lunenburg, Virginia, USA
Father of James Glenn, David Glenn, Tyree Glenn Sr Sr and Jeremiah Glenn
Died December 4, 1689 in New Kent, Virginia

James Glenn
Born September 25, 1664 in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Son of James Glenn and Elizabeth Mitchell
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of Unknown UNKNOWN — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of David Glenn, James Glenn, Jeremiah Glenn, Mourning Glenn and Tyree Glenn
Died [date unknown] in New Kent Co., VA

James Glenn
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
Son of James Glenn and Elizabeth Mitchell
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of Mourning Winn — married December 4, 1689 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]


  • Scotland Births and Baptisms 1564-1950 Transcription; First name(s) James; Last name Glen; Gender Male; Birth year 1661; Birth place -; Baptism year 1661; Baptism date 03 Feb 1661; Baptism place SAINT NINIANS, STIRLING, SCOTLAND; Father's first name(s) James; Father's last name Glen; Mother's first name(s) Elizabeth; Mother's last name Mitchell; Residence St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland; Place Saint Ninians; County Stirlingshire; Country Scotland; Record set Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950; Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers); Subcategory Parish Baptisms; Collections from Scotland, United Kingdom; Repository: FamilySearch Intl.


  • The WikiTree profile Glenn-162 was created through the import of LaBach Family TreeApril28_2011.ged on 05 May 2011.
  • The WikiTree profile Glenn-201 was created through the import of LHH WIKI.GED on Jun 17, 2011 by Lee Hoffman. It included the Reference: 4273.
  • WikiTree profile Glenn-232 created through the import of My Ancerstors.ged on Jul 2, 2011 by Mike Snider.
  • The WikiTree profile Glenn-424 was created through the import of The Tuter and Bunch Families_family line_2012-08-23_01.ged on Aug 23, 2012 by Rick Tuter.
  • Thank you to Darlene Burton for creating WikiTree profile Glenn-579 through the import of clay3_2013-07-25.ged on Jul 25, 2013.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Jewell Parker, Sunday, December 7, 2014.

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On 12 Jun 2017 at 20:19 GMT Pj (Elliott) Sisseck wrote:

Marriage date of 1679 is impossible, as Lunenburg County did not exist then. However, a James GUNN did marry a Mourning wynne 4 Dec 1789 in Lunenburg County.

This man may have been a "physic", or Medical Doctor.

On 29 Mar 2014 at 15:30 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! The proposed merge of Glenn-232 into this profile has received default approval (meaning the merge can now be completed by any WikiTree genealogist, not just someone on the trusted list or a profile manager). I did not complete the merge because I don't have sources to show whether his mother was Catherine (born in Virginia) or Elizabeth (with him born in Scotland). If you're still researching the match, you might want to change it to an unmerged match. Cheers, Liz

On 28 Dec 2013 at 17:28 GMT Kathi (Stoughton) Stoughton-Trahan wrote:

James middle name is Anderson there were 5 children. James,David,Tyree Sr., and Jeremiah James was born 13 Feb 1661 Accomack, Virginia he died 04 Dec 1689 in New Kent, Virginia

On 28 Dec 2013 at 17:15 GMT Kathi (Stoughton) Stoughton-Trahan wrote:

James middle name is Anderson There are 5 children.

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