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Richard Branham, Sr. of Yorkshire, England
Richard Branham was born 1644 in West Riding, Yorkshire, England. Richard grew up in luxury; as his father is reputed to have been a Knight of the Realm. Richard immigrated before 10/1665 to Virginia for profit, receiving land from the sovereign, Charles II. And, Richard's immigration date and circumstances places him in the Planter Class.
In about 1688 in Rappahannock Co VA, Richard married Deborah Haslock b. c. 1645 in England. Richard and Deborah lived their lives in Rappahannock Co VA. But, Deborah died before 1691 in Rappahannock Co VA.
In December of 1714, Richard gave away and/or sold lands just as did his future wife, Ann Hobbs. And in December of 1714, Richard married Ann Hobbs b. 1670 Rappahannock Co VA. Richard and Ann lived the remainder of their lives in what would become Richmond Co VA. Richard wrote his will in 1728, naming his heirs as sons Richard and John. Richard died 5/1/1728 in Richmond Co VA.
Born 1644 West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Immigrated before 10/1665 to Old Rappahannock Co VA
9/1/1665 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA Legal Document
| Old Rappahannock
County Deed Book 1665-1677, pp 26-27:
1 Sept 1665. Thomas Dios of Westmoreland Co., VA gives power of attorney to friend Thomas Freshwater in respect to a suit to recover funds due him by Robert Smith. Wit: Richard Bramham and Samuel Bowin.
10/14/1665 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA Land Transaction
|Virginia Land Patents, Book 5, p 423:
"On October 14, 1665...Richard Branham received from Charles II, a royal patent of 240 acres in the (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia...The patent was granted for the payment of five persons from England to Virginia."
5/4/1669 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA Land Transaction
| Old Rappahannock County Deed Book (1668-1672), p 76-77:
4 May 1669. Thomas Freshwater by virtue of the power he had from his brother-in-law Richard Branham, sold 240 acres of land to Henry Austine on the North site of Rappahannock River and west site of Totaskey Creek. Wit: Thomas Gouldman, Tho. Short.
5/3/1670 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA Property Transfer
County Deed Book (1668-1672), p 149:
3 May 1670, Richard Bramham gives to his godson and cousin Thomas Freshwater a two-year old heifer. Wit. Will. Loyd, Edward Williams.
30/8/1671 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA Land Transaction
Old Rappahannock Co., VA Deed
Book (1668-1672), p 261-162:
30 of 8br 1671, Thomas Freshwater sells to Richard Bramham 100 acres of woodland. With consent of wife Johanna Freshwater.
Married before 1688 in Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA to Deborah Haslock b. c. 1645 in England
8/19/1691 Rappahannock Co VA Land Patent
|On August 19, 1691, "Richard Branham of Old Rappahannock County" received another patent consisting of "271 acres in the said county on the northwest side of Totaskey Creek, about a mile and a half from the mouth, by his own land" and that of Robert Syson, Nathaniel Thrift, and Cogwell.|
1692 Richmond and Essex Counties split from Rappahannock. [Rappahannock County became extinct.]
1693 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co., VA Deed Book 1, p. 96 Date 30
March 1693, Rec. 20 Dec. 1693:
Richard Branham of Farnham Parish, Richmond County to Thomas Gladman for 2000 lbs of tobacco, 100 acres of woodland. Adjoins land of Samuel Coggins and land of John Sherlock. With consent of Deborah, “my lawfull wife”. Witnesses: Wm Kissey, Robt (x) Thornton. Signed Richard Branham, Deborah (BB) Branham.
7/18/1710 Richmond Co VA Legal Proceeding
| Richmond Co, VA Order Book 5, p.
188.Pounds vs. Bramham, 5 October 1710:
Bramham vs. Pound, 18 July 1710. In an action of debt between Richard Bramham, Plt. and John Pound, Sr.
10/5/1710 Richmond Co VA Legal Proceeding
|Richmond Co, VA Order Book 5, p. 211:
Barrow vs. Bramham’s Estate. 5 October 1710:
Richard Bramham, Sr. being arrested in an action of case at the suit of John Pound, Jr.
Richmond Co., VA Order Book 5, p. 211:
7/4/1711 Richmond Co VA Jury List
| Richmond Co., VA Misc. Records. p.
74 (Deed Book 5):
List of men to determine land dispute between William Woodbridge and Thomas Glascock: Andrew Dew, foreman, James Suggitt, John Gower, Richard Bramham, Will Smoot, Job Hamon, Sr., Fran. Lucas, Stanley Gower, Wm. Smith, David Berrick, Mark Tune, Fra. Yeats, William Thornton, surveyor. Dated. 2 July 1711. Rec. 4 July 1711.
9/8/1712 Richmond Co VA Legal Proceeding
| Richmond Co, VA Misc. Records, p. 75 (Deed Book 5):
When questioning Richard King, “an antient man and old stander in these parts”, they asked “Did you ever hear George Haslock dec’d Grand Father to Tho. Freshwater say that the line which parted his land and the land of Tho. Robinson dec’d went by his clear ground which was under the hill near the said Haslock’s house. . .Richard Branham, “an Antient Man and Son in Law to Geo. Haslock, dec’d, Branham replied “No, George Haslock was dead before I came into the Countrey.” Sept. 8, 1712
Deborah died before 1714 in Richmond Co VA
12/1714 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co, VA Deed Book 7,
12/1714 Richard Branham to son John Branham, for love and affection, land part of patent granted to Richard, 271 acres. Witnesses John Gower, William Brockenbrough, Stanley Gower.
Married 12/1714 in Richmond Co VA to Ann Hobbs b. 1670 Rappahannock (now Essex) Co VA
12/1714 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co. VA Deed Book 7,
12/1714 Richard Bramham, Thomas Lewis, and Thomas Thorne witness deed between Thomas Geffreys and William Hanks.
4/2/1716 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co., VA Deed Book 7, p. 113-114:
April 2, 1716. Richard Bramham Sr. and Edmund Norden witness deed between William Garland of Westmoreland Co., and David Williams. The land bordered land belonging to Mrs. Anne Bramham formerly Green.
5/1/1716 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, p. 123-125:
May 1, 1716. Richard Bramham and John Taylor witness deed between Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson to Anthony Sydner.
Will dated 4/4/1728 in Richmond Co VA
|Richmond Co., VA Will Book 5, p 95:
Will dated April 4, 1728, and proved on May 1, 1728, in which he refers to himself and "Richard Branham, Senr., of the County of Richmond and Parish of North Farnham. Heirs were his son, Richard Branham, (a gun, a gold ring, and after the decease of his wife, the Plantation and all lands); his son, John Branham, (money); his loving wife, Ann Branham, (All the rest of his personal estate and the use of the plantation during her lifetime).
Executrix was his wife, Ann Branham
Witnesses were Robert Tomlin, Edward Gill, and Elizabeth Gill.
3/16/1728 Richmond Co VA Legal Proceeding
| Richmond Co., VA Deed Book 8, p 443-445:
16 March 1727/8, Richard Branham, Sr., “being very sick and uncapable of appearing in person at Richmond Court”, gave power of attorney to friend Benjamin Rust to acknowledge deed to land to John Spendergrass. Witnessed by William Walker and Elizabeth Gill.
3/16/1728 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co., VA
Deed Book 8, p 443-445:
16 March 1727/8, Richard Bramham, Sr. to John Spendergrass 25 acres on which Bramham now lives. Witnessed by William Walker and Elizabeth Gill.
Died 5/1/1728 Richmond Co VA
1. Richard Branham
Born c. 1688 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA
Married c. 1710 in Richmond Co VA to Alice Haslock (possible daughter of George Haslock, Jr.) b. c. 1690 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA
1714 Richmond Co VA Record
|The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814
and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800, Richmond County, Virginia:
Richard, son of Richard and Alice, born 28 November 1714, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA
1716 Richmond Co VA Record
|The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and
Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800, Richmond County, Virginia:
William, son of Richard and Alice, born 29 March 1716 North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA
1716 Richmond Co VA Land Transaction
|Richmond Co., VA Deed Book 7, p. 125-127:
1716. John Taylor to Richard Bramham, Jr. Witnessed by Charles Barber and Anthony Sydner.
12/12/1739 Will written in Richmond Co VA
| Richmond Co., VA Will book 5, p. 345J:
Richard Bramham (Jr.) of Lunenburg Parish, writes will Dec. 12 1739. Recorded 3 March 1739/40. Names wife Alice, son John, son Benjamin, and daughter Eleanor. Alice is executrix. Wit: Robert Davis, Susanna Dozier, John Dozier.
2. John Branham b. 9/20/1690 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA