Descendants of Edmond Brannock of England

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Thomas (1Edmond) Brannock of Delaware

Thomas Brannock was born 1675 in Dorchester Co MD. Proof of Thomas' date of birth comes from a 1743 Dorchester Co MD land grant.

In about 1710 in Dorchester Co MD, Thomas married an unknown spouse with whom he had his children. Evidently, this first wife died before 1730. In about 6/1730 in Dorchester Co MD, Thomas married Frances Willis Newton b. 8/7/1688 in Dorchester Co MD. Frances was the widow of Edward Newton and mother of son-in-law, William Newton, and daughter-in-law, Alice Newton.

The Brannock Family lived their lives in what they thought was Maryland; as the family births, marriages, and wills along with land transactions and court proceedings were recorded in Dorchester Co MD. However after the 1775 Delaware/Maryland Boundary Survey, many Brannock Family land holdings were found to actually be in Kent Co DE. [1775 Boundary Map] And, Thomas died before 6/1746 in Kent Co DE.

Sussex Co DE Will Book 3, p. 18:
Edmond Brannock will dated September 1, 1701, probated January 5, 1703.
Heirs: Thomas, David, Edmond, John, Mary, Elizabeth, and Jane Jones.
Dorchester Co Wills 12, 224:
Will of Thomas Skinner, Jr. dated January 29, 1705, probated November 6, 1707.
Heirs: Brothers-in-law Thomas Brannock and Hugh Eccelston.
(Dorchester Co MD) Quaker Marriage Records, p. 113:
Marriage of James FOOKES and Elizabeth KENNERLY at Transquaking 3 July 1720
Witnesses: Joshua Kennerly, Wm. Fookes, George Bowes, Daniel Cox, Ann Cox, Francis Newton, Thomas Cannon, Betty Cannon, Sarah Haywood, John Foster, Joseph Kennerly, William Kennerly, John Hudson, Mary Hudson, Nehemiah Beckwith, Thomas Brannock, Levin Woolford, Mary Woolford, Mary Kennerly, Martha Kennerly, Sarah Kennerly, Ester Kennerly, Francis Fisher, Edward Newton.
15 Mar 1726 John Brannock of Dorchester County to his brother Thomas Brannock; power of atty. to make over to John LeCompte , James LeCompte, and Robert Winsmore LeCompte 1/2 of Discovery at the head of Ingrams Branch.
The following proceedings were exhibited from Dorchester County by Capt. John Pitt, Deputy Commissary therefore: John Orrell his administration bond, de bonis non, by Joshua Kennerly and Thomas Brannock, his administrator with John Stewart and Richard Pearson their sureties in four hundred pounds sterling dated 5th June 1727.
Unpatented Certificate 14 1728/04/20 Addition, Thomas Brannock, 68 Acres
By the Committee of Elections and Priviledges October 15th 1728. We of the Committee (Pursuant to the Order of the House) having considered the Expences of the Severall Evidences Attending this Committee in relation to the undue Election of Collo William Ennalls do assess and think reasonable that the ten Evidences Produced by the Petitioners (to wit) Collo John Ryder, Mr. Thomas Nevett, John Hodson, 2dus Mr. Walter Campbell, Mr. Tobias Pollard, Mr. David Peterkin, Mr. Philemon Lecompte, Patrick Braughane, William Dulany, and Thomas Brannock be allowed thirty six Pounds of Tobacco p Day to each Person for three days Attendance and the same Sum pr day to each Person for four days itinerant Charges amounting to two hundred and fifty two Pounds of Tobacco p man and in the whole two thousand five hundred and twenty Pounds of Tobacco which we Submit to the Consideration of the house Signed p Order. John Gibson Cl. Coni.
John Sear 200 March 12, 1730 Came Thomas Brannock one of ye Executors of the Last Will & Testament of John Tollett late of Dorchester County Deceased is made Solemn Affirmation according to Law that ye within is a true & perfect Inventory of all the Goods Chattles & Credits of ye said Deceased that hath come to his Hands Possessions and Knowledge and knows no Concealments of any part of ye Said Estate by any person whatsoever, but if any Concealmt or Cause of Suspicion be made known to him he will discover it to ye Comty Generall or his Deputy for ye Time being and will likewise give an account of every part & parcel of ye Said Estate as Shall hereafter come to his Hands Possession & Knowledge." "Inv. 5 1/2 Sides" "Debt 1 1/2 Sides" "Jno. Pitt Depty Commty of Dorchester County" --
Dorchester Co MD Land Records (Old 9), p. 243:
1734 Canterburys Regulation; Deed, Rebecca Harwood and Thomas Brannock to Charles Goldsborough.
Folio 113 10 Apr 1739 ROBSON, David, dec
Adm - William STOKES & Mary his wife
Sureties - Thomas BRANNOCK
Taken 8 March 1742- 7 May 1743, Folio 166:
Deposition of Samuel Hubbert aged about 54 years concerning the second bounder of said land shown him by Thomas Brannock.
Dorchester Land Record 12 Old 136 dated November 8, 1743,  shows that Thomas Brannock was born in 1675.
Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - Edmond BRANNOCK; Son - Edward BRANNOCK; G/Son - Thomas BRANNOCK; Son - Philemon BRANNOCK; Son - Henry BRANNOCK; Son - William BRANNOCK; Son - John BRANNOCK
Dau - Margaret, wife of Curtis EVANS; Dau - Mary, wife of John MEEKINS
Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE
Dorchester Co MD Wills, Folio 228:
15 Jun 1746. BRANNOCK, Thomas, dec 
Exc - Frances BRANNOCK & John BRANNOCK

    Children with first wife

Note: Father Thomas married secondly Frances Willis, widow of Edward Newton. And, daughter Esther married stepbrother, William Newton. And, son William married stepsister, Alice Newton.

    1. Edmond Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - Edmond BRANNOCK; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE
Dorchester Co MD Wills 25, 30:
11/27/1745. Will of John Brannock, Jr..
Heirs: Brothers Edmond, Henry, Philemon, and grandson Edmond.
folio 233 1769
SHEHAWN, David, dec 
Adm - Mary SHEHAWN (widow) 
Sureties - Edmond BRANNOCK & Mason SHEHAWN

    2. Edward Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - Edward BRANNOCK; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE

    3. Philemon Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - Philemon BRANNOCK; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE
Dorchester Co MD Wills 25, 30:
11/27/1745. Will of John Brannock, Jr..
Heirs: Brothers Edmond, Henry, Philemon, and grandson Edmond.
In 1870, Brannock Phillips (1799-1875) [s/o Sarah Brannock d/o Nehemiah Brannock s/o Philemon Brannock], a resident of Unionville, and a member of the Iowa Legislature for Appanoose County, recorded his family history in a bound journal:

Believing our American people are not, as a whole, as careful as they should be, to leave, and maintain records of chronology of families: therefore, I shall herein give as full and complete history of my progenitors as I can. But having nothing from which to draw items but a rather treacherous memory of words uttered by my parents long since; it may not, in all cases be reliable.

My parents claimed that each family was of English descent. And that they were the second generation from the emigrating parents. That each family settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where they remained & where my parents were born and raised.

My mother's maiden name was Sarah Brannock. I am not sure, but think his first name was Nehemiah. He was a farmer; owned a farm and some 15 or 20 slaves. A man of pleasure, but small amount of perseverance in doing good in life. When I was only a small boy, my mother was visited by a distant relative of the Brannock family who said his residence was in Harrison County, Ky. This was the only branch of my grandfather's family on my mother's side, I ever saw, or knew anything about. And he did not seem likely to set the world on fire. Of the Phillips Stock, I know more.

Each of my grandfathers lived in Dorchester County, Md. and on the Bayshore where father and mother were born, raised and married. . . .

    4. Henry Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - Henry BRANNOCK; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE
Dorchester Co MD Wills 25, 30:
11/27/1745. Will of John Brannock, Jr..
Heirs: Brothers Edmond, Henry, Philemon, and grandson Edmond.
Dorchester Co MD Wills Folio 195, 1769:
BUNT, Thomas, dec 
Adm - Elizabeth BUNT 
Sureties - Benjamin WOODARD & Henry BRANNOCK
Reps - Per will

    5. William Brannock b. c. 1719 Dorchester Co MD

    6. Margaret Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Dau - Margaret, wife of Curtis EVANS; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE

    7. John Brannock, Jr.

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Son - John BRANNOCK; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE
Dorchester Co MD Wills 25, 30:
11/27/1745. Will of John Brannock, Jr..
Heirs: Brothers Edmond, Henry, Philemon, and grandson Edmond.
Dorchester Co MD Wills, Folio 228:
15 Jun 1746. BRANNOCK, Thomas, dec 
Exc - Frances BRANNOCK & John BRANNOCK

    8. Mary Brannock

Abstract of Wills, Dorchester Co MD
Folio 29-31 28 Jan 1744/45 BRANNOCK, Thomas
Dau - Mary, wife of John MEEKINS; Wife - Frances BRANNOCK
Witnesses: Thomas WOOLFORD, William KENNERLY & Thomas MACE

    9. Esther Brannock

Generation #3

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