Descendants of Edmond Brannock of West Wales

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Edmond Brannock of Devonshire, England

In The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places, (Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, 1871), p. 248, the Gaelic word branog is another name for a raven. Origin of the name Brannock appears to be from the Brannock Islands which are the most western part of the Aran Islands of Galway Bay in Ireland. The Irish name is Oilean-da-bhranog or literally, Island of the Two Ravens. Located at the extreme western edge of Ireland, the Brannock Islands may not be the end of the world, but you can see it from there.

This particular Brannock Family is believed to have originated in Scotland. And this may be so; as many Celts from the British Isles were Irish from before the Romans. [Early Irish Migration] However, circumstantial evidence from allied families indicate that the family was from either Devonshire or Cornwall, West Wales (now England).

The progenitor of the Brannock Family, Edmund Brannock was born c. 1640, probably in Devonshire, England. In about 1665, Edmund married Jane Roche b. c. 1645 in England. An unproven story tells that Edmond, his new wife Jane, and Jane's family migrated en masse to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1666. However, Jane's father and brother migrated before 2/1663. Reasonable conjecture leads to the belief that Jane and Edmond followed her family shortly thereafter. And, Edmond patented land in 1666 in what would become Dorchester Co MD.

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]

Edmond Brannock died 1/1703, probably in Dorchester MD. And, his will was probated 1/5/1703 in Sussex Co DE.

"The Early Settlers of Maryland":
Edmund Brannough immigrated to Maryland in 1666 with his wife Jane.
The first record of a Brannock in Dorchester County appears in Pat. L17, F76, which shows that Edmond Brannock immigrated with his wife, Jane, in 1666.
On December 2, 1669 Edmond Brannock purchased from Robert Harwood of Talbot County a tract of land called "Harwood's Choice" 
A grant was received by Edmond Brannock for transporting himself and wife Jane on November 14, 1673 (Pat L19, F4), for 100 acres called "Timber Neck" and it was located on Fishing Creek of Little Choptank River. 
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.

    Children

    1. Edmund Brannock

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.

    2. John Brannock

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.
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.
Dorchester Co MD Probate Records:
Spedden (Spendden), Robert, Sr., Dorchester Co., --- April, 1742; 11th Nov., 1742.
To wife Anne, dwell. plan. until test. son Hugh comes of age. Also all land left test. by her father, John Brannock, and all lands taken up by resurvey. To sons John and Robert, and unborn child, estate of death of their mother. To Margaret Brannock, mother of Anne, afsd., personalty.
Extx.: Wife and Margaret Brannock. Test: Henry Mather, Jane Mather, Catherine Berry. 23.9 3

    3. Jane Brannock

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.

    4. Mary Brannock

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.

    5. Thomas Brannock b. 1675 Dorchester Co MD

    6. David Brannock

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.

    7. Elizabeth Brannock

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.

Generation #2

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