Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Jane Claiborne

Female Abt 1638 - Bef 1671  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Jane Claiborne  [1
    Born Abt 1638  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 20 May 1671  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I051295  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father William Claiborne,   b. 10 Aug 1600, Crayford Parish, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1689, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Butler,   b. Abt 1610, Roxwell, Essex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Mar 1668/69, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Brereton,   b. Bef 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1684, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1657  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Brereton,   b. Bef 1664,   d. 16 Aug 1699, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     2. Elizabeth Brereton,   b. Abt 1670, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1734, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F06196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BRERETON. - Jane Claiborne, daughter of Col. William Claiborne, patented 1,450 acres in
      Northumberland in 1657. She married Col. Thomas Brereton, and had: 1, Henry; 2, Thomas;
      3. Elizabeth. Col. Thomas Brereton (will pr. June 4, 1688) married, 2dly,

      Page 166.

      in 1671, Grace, widow of Richard Span. Capt. Thomas Brereton, his son (will dated March 23, 1698, proved August 16, 1699), married twice, and had Thomas by a first marriage (he died at ten years), and by a second marriage with Mary ---, who married 2dly, Leonard Howson (L. H.'s will was dated December 13, 1703, proved February 21, 1704-'5), had a daughter named Elizabeth.
      Elizabeth, first named, sister of Capt. Thomas Brereton, and daughter of Col. Thomas Brereton and Jane Claiborne, married Capt. Thomas Winder, and had Elizabeth, aged 20 years in 1711, and then wife of Richard Kenner. The will of R.K. was proved January 18, 1726-'27. It mentions wife Elizabeth, daughter Hannah, sons Rodham and Richard, sisters Elizabeth Debutts, Frances Spellman, and Hannah Cralle. Leonard Howson left to his "daughter-in-law Elizabeth" a ring with her grandfather Brereton's coat-of-arms upon it. Capt. Henry Brereton (supra) had a son Thomas, apparently of age before 1703. And in 1736 Thomas Brereton, of Shotwick Park, Co. Chester, England, conveyed land in Richmond County, Virginia, devised by Salisbury Lloyd, late of Ledbrook in Co. Flint, England, eldest son of John Lloyd, late of the city of Chester, Eng., deceased, to whom the land was conveyed in 1708 by Gilbert Metcalf, of London, merchant. John Lloyd was executor of Col. William Lloyd, of Richmond County, Virgnia, who died about 1704.

      Coats-of-Arms in Virginia; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 4, No. 3
      === note Jane did not sign Dower
      1670-1672 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 179
      TO ALL TO WHM these pr:sents shall come. THOMAS BRERETON of LITTLE WICKOCOMICO in the County of Northumberld„ Gent., sendeth Greeting. Whereas by Pattent dated the Tenth of February 1657, there was granted unto JANE, late the Wife of him ye sd. THOMAS BRERETON, deced., (by the name of JANE CLAIBORNE, Daughter of Coll. WM. CLAIBORNE) Fowerteene hundred & fifty acres of land being in ye aforesd. County of Northumberld & bounded as in ye sd, Pattent is expressed, & since assigned unto Capt JNO WHITTY by Coll WM: CLAIBORNE, Capt. WM. CLAIBORNE & the aforesd. THOMAS BRERETON, and confirmed to ye sd Capt. JNO: WHITTY by order of ye Governr: & Councell bearing date ye 10th of May 1661: And since sold & assigned by ye sd. WHITTY unto WILLIAM WILLDEY Now Know yee that I ye sd. THO. BRERETON for diverse good causes have for ever released unto the sd. WM: WILLDEY his heires all the right which I or any of my heires have unto ye said Fowerteene hundred fifty acres of ght which I or any of my heires have unto ye said Fowerteene hundred and fifty acres of land or any pte thereof, by vertue of ye forecited pattent granted to my sd deced. Wife by any Law priviledge right or claime whatsoever; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 20th of May 1671
      Sealed & delivered in the pr:sence of
      THO HOBSON, THO BRERETON ye seale
      JOHN MOTTROM Record May 20th 1671
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 359
      MRS. JANE CLAIBORNE, Spinster, 1450 acs. Northumberland Co., I0 Feb. 1657, p. I47, (215). On N. side of great Wiccocomocoe Riv., Sly. upon land of Mr. John Bardon, Mr. Radford, dec'd., & William Downeinge (bought of Martin Cole, Jno. Edwards & others) & Ely. upon land of Roger Walters & John Motley. 750 acs. granted to Col. William Claiborne, Secretary, her father, 14 June 1653, & 750 acs. for trans. of 14 pers: Tho. Mow, Rich. Dobbins, Wm. Bingly, John Edgcome, Wm. Angell, Abra. Paternoster, Henry Bellamy, Walter Rich, Robert Norton, Kath. Silverton, Andrew Trelton, Edward Barnett, Rich. Albert, Tho. Minstrell.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 408
      CAPTAIN JOHN WHITTY, 1450 acs. N'umberland Co., 15 May 1661, p. (474). On N. side of great Wiccocomoco River, bounding Sly. on land of Mr. John Bardon, Mr. Radford, decd., & William Downing (2), bought of Martin Cole, John Edwards & others, & Ely. on lands of Roger Walters & John Motley &c. Granted unto Jane, the daughter of Col. William Claiborne, 10 Feb. 1657 & now assigned unto sd. Whitty by Col. Wm. Claiborne, Capt. William Claiborne & Thomas Brereton, who married said Jane, & likewise confirmed by order &c. Due said Whiny for trans. of 29 pers.*
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=474&last=&g_p=P4&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Whitty, John, Capt.
      Publication 15 May 1661.
      Gen. note "The said land being fomerly gtd. to Jane the daughter of Colo. Wm. Claiborne, the 10th of Feby. 1657".
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1450 acres on the north side of great Wicocomoco River, bounding southerly on the land of John Bardon, Mr. Radford, decd. and Wm. Downing bought of Martin Cole, John Edward and others.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 474 (Reel 4).
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      531 CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5
      WM. WILDY (Weldy), 1450 acs. N'umberland Co., 14 Oct. 1665, p. 422, (495). On N. side of Gr. Wiccocomico Riv., Sly. upon land of Mr. Jno. Bar- don, Mr. Radford (or Rapford) dec'd. & Wm. Downing bought of Martin Cole, John Edwards & others & Ely. upon land of Roger Walters & Jno. Motly. Granted unto Jane the daughter of Col. Wm. Clayborne 10 Feb. 1657 & assigned to Capt. Jno. Whitty by Col. Wm. Clayborne, Capt. Wm. Clayborne & Tho. Brereton who marryed the sd. Jane & then likewise confirmed by order of the Govr. &c. dated with these presents to sd. Whitty & due for trans. of 29 pers., the sd. land being granted to sd. Whitty 15 May 1661 & assigned by him to sd. Weldy.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=215&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Claibrone [Spinster], Jane, Mrs.
      Publication 10 February 1657.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1450 acres on the North side of Great Wicocomco River. Bounding Southerly on the land of John Bardon, Mr. Badford, decd. and Willm. Downing bought of Martin Col. John Edwards and others.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 215 (Reel 4).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=474&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Whitty, John, Capt.
      Publication 15 May 1661.
      Gen. note "The said land being fomerly gtd. to Jane the daughter of Colo. Wm. Claiborne, the 10th of Feby. 1657".
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1450 acres on the north side of great Wicocomoco River, bounding southerly on the land of John Bardon, Mr. Radford, decd. and Wm. Downing bought of Martin Cole, John Edward and others.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 474 (Reel 4).

  • Sources 
    1. [S763254] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.