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Family: Alexander Spotswood/Anne Butler Brayne (F6971)  [1

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  • IMMIGRANT Governor of Virginia Alexander SpotswoodFather | Male
    IMMIGRANT Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood

    Born  1676  Tangier, Morocco Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Jun 1740  Annapolis Landing, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Temple Farm Plantation York County Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Lady Anne Butler BrayneMother | Female
    Lady Anne Butler Brayne

    Born  1686  Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Sep 1758  Stevensburg, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 1 | Female
    + Anne Katherine Spotswood

    Born  Est 1750  Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1802  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Bernard Moore | F6970 

  • Sources 
    1. [S32],
      Butler Brayne
      Alexander Spotswood (1676 - 1740)
      John Thompson (1702 - 1772)
      Anne Katherine Spotswood Moore (____ - 1802)
      John Maxwell Spotswood (1724 - 1758)
      Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge (1733 - 1773)
      Burial: Salubria Family Cemetery
      Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia
      Parentage unknown at this time. Married first Alexander Spotswood in St. Margaret's Parish, London, England in 1724. Arrived in VA about 1728 with her husband and resided at "The Enchanted Castle" on the shores of the Rapidan River at Germanna, the first German settlement in the colonies founded by her husband in 1714. They had four children: John Maxwell, Anne Catherine, Dorothea and Robert.
      Following her husband's death in 1740, The Enchanted Castle burned down. She married second Rev. John Thompson of Culpeper Co on Nov. 9, 1742, and he spent the next few years building Salubria in Stephensburg, Culpeper Co, VA as a new home for him and Anne. They had two children: Ann and William. Anne probably died at Salubria, her
      Public Biographies of Alexander Spotswood and Anne Butler Brayne.
      The Germanna Foundation History of the Germanna Colonies, Locust Grove, Orange Co., VA.
      Notes for Butler Brayne:
      Daughter of Richard Bryan of Westminster, Sister to the Duke of Ormond. Ref: 15] Sir Walter Scott in his "History of Scotland", Quoted by Bishop Meade in his [9] "Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of "Virginia".
      Second Husband was Rev. John Thompson, Culpepper, Virginia. [according to [4] "Burke's Landed Gentry",1952]. In his [16] "Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpepper County, Virginia", Dr. Phillip Slaughter, Culpepper, Virginia, Pages 2, & 3, writes that her name was Jane Butler, sister to the Duke of Ormond. Charles Campbell says her name was Butler Bryan [pronounced Brain], daughter of Richard Bryan of Westminster, and her Christian name was after James Butler, Duke of Ormond, her Godfather. In a letter dated Virginia, Sept. 8th,1762, written by Judge Edmund Pendleton for his client John Benger, son of Dorothea Brayne, sister of Lady Spotswood addressed to Captain William Fox, signed by John Benger and Edmond Pendleton, has the following paragraph: "Richard Brayne and his wife are dead, and Mrs. Brayne's issue was four daughters, Anne, Diana, Dorothy, and Butler. Dorothy intermarried with Elliott Benger, gentleman, and with her husband, is since dead, and I am her son and heir. Butler intermarried with Major General Alexander Spotswood, and afterwards married John Thompson [clerk]. She is dead, and Alexander Spotswood, infant, is her grandson and heir, and is now in England. Anne and Diana remained in England and never married".