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Edward (Gurganey) Gurgaynie (1566 - bef. 1620)

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Edward Gurgaynie formerly Gurganey aka Gurganay, Virgany
Born [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died before in Charles Cittie corporation (later in Henrico County), Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2011
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Categories: Ancient Planter of Virginia | Jamestown, Virginia Colony | US Southern Colonist.

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Edward (Gurganey) Gurgaynie was a US Southern Colonist.

Edward and Anne Gurgaynie (no issue).[1][2]

other spellings include
One online tree suggests his wife's maiden name might be Harris.[6]
A more likely scenario is presented by J. Phillip Harris of Richmond: After Edward Gurgaynie died, leaving Ann a widow, the unmarried Thomas Harris and she lived as man and wife but she died before they were married.[7]
Edward died in 1616[8] (probably "after" 1616 intended, because later his death is given as "between 1617 and 1619.")
He was not mentioned in his wife's will of February 1619/20.

Research Notes

Edward and Anne Gurgaynie died childless. They did not have a daughter named Adria who married Thomas Harris. His wife was Adria Hoare.

Edward Gurgany is listed as an Ancient Planter by the The Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters.[9]


  1. Gurgaynie correct spelling/no issue from an article by J Phillip Harris, "Captain Thomas Harris: Establishing a True History," posted by Glenn Gohr in Rootsweb
  2. see also J Phillip Harris, Solving Capt. Thomas Harris - The Aylesbury Connection, March 24, 2002
  3. Jamestown First Supply (dead link Dec. 12, 2016; found through's WayBack Machine); Edward Gurganay also listed among "Gentlemen" of 1st Supply, 1608 by Virtual Jamestown
  4. John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5: Families G-P (page 265)
  5. Eleanor Harris MacRae, The Harris family of Prince Edward County, Virginia, page 8
  6. FabPedigree
  7. J Phillip Harris, "Captain Thomas Harris: Establishing a True History," posted by Glenn Gohr in Rootsweb
  8. Cover Letter for "The First Four Generations of Captain Thomas Harris b. 1585/6" (Rootsweb post, 2002, by Chuck Harris)
  9. Jamestowne Ancestors, 1607-1699: Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Landing at James Towne, 1607-2007 by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis (Genealogical Publishing Com, 2006), page 9

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On 24 Jun 2017 at 21:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Note: The "Adria Gurgany Harris" listed as an Ancient Planter by the Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters (in an online list here) is apparently referring to Adria (Hoare) Harris, who was no relation to nor a spouse of any Gurgany (or Virgany).

While Adria Hoare's husband Thomas Harris "claimed 100 acres on her behalf as an Ancient Planter", hers was an inherited right (she arrived in 1621). See the discussion on Adria's profile (Hoare-184).

While some may speculate that Ann (Edward's widow) and Adria (Thomas's wife) are the same person, that cannot be. Ann Gurganey died, in Virginia, in 1620. Adria arrived in Virginia in 1621 and was named in her father's 1627 will.

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