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Jane (Jennings) Garland (1665 - 1730)

Jane "Mary" Garland formerly Jennings
Born in New Kent, Virginiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1683 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 65 in Louisa, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2013
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Jane, wife of Edward Garland.[1]

She was called "Jane," in a c. 1752 petition by Edward Garland's grandson, as well as the 'Partridge store account books of 1736-37.'[1]


"The theory that she was “Jane Jennings” appears to be a misunderstanding that ... seems to originate in the early 20th century from descendants of Edward Garland Sydnor, whose parents were ... married in Hanover County about 1768. ... accounts must be referring to Edward Garland Jr. as the husband of Jane Jennings, not Edward Garland Sr. ... Mrs. Virginia Armistead Garber, writing ... 1932 and ... 1945, identified the same Jane Jennings (whom she called “’Mary’ Jane Jennings”) as the wife of the original Edward Garland Sr. ... in ... 1942 ... Edward Garland’s wife had mysteriously become “Jane Hensley” ... It appears that both “Jane Jennings” and “Jane Hensley” are imaginary ... Let’s dispose of “Jane Hensley” first. Nowhere in the records of St. Peter’s or St. Paul’s is anyone named Hensley ... And the earliest printed reference of her name is ... unreliable .... The original source of the “Jane Jennings” statement appears to be a misunderstanding ...."[1]

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Birth: 1665 St Pauls Parish, New Kent, Virginia
Death: 1749 Louisa County, Virginia[5]
Parents Marriage: ABT 1654 St Paul’s, Paris, New Kent, Virginia[6]
SPOUSE: Edward Garland
DATE: BEF 1675 Virginia[7]



  • Peter[1]
  • John[1]
  • Edward Garland, Jr. m. [...] Jennings.[1]
  • James[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Was Edward Garland Sr.’s wife Jane Jennings or Mary Jane Hensley?," in Some Background on the Garlands of New Kent and Hanover." Bob's Genealogy Filing Cabinet.
  2. Rootsweb
  3. #S11 Ancestral File LV0W-4S. listed as Mary Jane Jennings Hunley??
  4. Ancestry Family Trees.[1][2]
  5. #S11 Ancestral File LV0W-4S
  6. #S11 Ancestral File 2111-BM1 (incorrect)
  7. #S11 Ancestral File : LQHP-KH

See Also

  • Maryland, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Volume: 201
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • Family Data Collection - Births, Author, Edmund West, comp.
  • S-2091851085 Ancestry Family Trees.[3]
  • 2769305 BettyDickerson.FTW
  • - reprint's Bob's blog post. Changes...
  • Randolph King Jennings-2014 Dickerson.ged on Sep 5, 2013.
  • Charles Patterson Patterson-4381 February 23, 2014.
  • Jane-332 Williams Family Tree(1).ged on May 30, 2012 by Chris Harter.

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Jennings-4942 and Jennings-4937 do not represent the same person because: Match is stuck, try, try again
posted by David Hughey Ph.D.
Hensley-576 and Jennings-4937 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person
posted by Nancy (Hawk) Hadley
Jane-332 and Jennings-1077 appear to represent the same person because: they are the same person.
posted by Karen (Old) Panek
Henslett-Jennings-1 and Jennings-1077 appear to represent the same person because: they are the same person.
posted by Karen (Old) Panek
Jennings-4170 and Jennings-1077 appear to represent the same person because: they are the same person.
posted by Karen (Old) Panek

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