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IMMIGRANT Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood

IMMIGRANT Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood[1]

Male 1676 - 1740  (64 years)

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  • Name IMMIGRANT Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood 
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Prefix Governor of Virginia 
    Born 1676  Tangier, Morocco Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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  [2
    Person ID I18838  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2017 

    Family Anne Butler Brayne,   b. 1686, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1758, Stevensburg, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [3
    Children 
    +1. Anne Katherine Spotswood,   b. Est 1750, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6971  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Alexander Spotswood
    Alexander Spotswood
    p18838AlexanderSpotswood.jpg

    Documents
    Newspaper Article Alexander Spotswood
    Newspaper Article Alexander Spotswood
    na18838AlexanderSpotswood.jpg

    Histories
    Alexander Spotswood-A Distinguished Family
    Alexander Spotswood-A Distinguished Family
    New York Herald
    Feb 12, 1922
    Spotswood's Architectural Splendor: 'Enchanted Castle'
    Spotswood's Architectural Splendor: 'Enchanted Castle'
    Daily Press
    Nov 10, 1985
    Anne Butler Brayne Spotswood Genealogy
    Anne Butler Brayne Spotswood Genealogy
    The Times Dispatch
    Apr 8, 1917

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Newspaper Article.
      Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., Jan 1, 1915, Page 6, http:/chroniclingamerica.loc.gov


    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=spotswood&GSfn=alexander&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1740&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=17413275&df=all&.

    3. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://secure.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94993441.
      Butler Brayne
      Spouses:
      Alexander Spotswood (1676 - 1740)
      John Thompson (1702 - 1772)
      Children:
      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".