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Subject: [BRANSON] Branton/Bradston/Branston in Norfolk, VA
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:48:06 EST

A possible connection between Thomas Branton/Branston of Norfolk, VA has
been found in Northumberland and Old Rappahannock, VA. Thomas
Branton/Branston was the husband of an heir to William Knott in his will dated April 6,
1694 in Norfolk, VA. His heir's name was Elizabeth (maiden name Knott) and her
husband was Thomas Branton/Branston. Elizabeth's possible relative Ann
Knott married Henry Moseley of Northumberland, VA whose family was in Old
Rappahannock, VA with John and William Cox. Henry's brother William Moseley died
in Essex, VA. These Moseley's are mentioned in Old Rappahannock and Essex
with the Cox family and a James Moseley was mentioned as a Godson in John
Cox's will in 1669.

In 1697 Norfolk, VA Anthony Lawson is mentioned in reference to the estate
of William Knott. Anthony Lawson's daughter Margaret married John
Thorowgood who was related to Adam Thorowgood. Adam received land in 1635 for
transportation to Virginia of John Bradston. This is about the same year that
Thomas Branston was transported to James City Co., VA by John Flood and William
Cox of Henrico.

I feel this is good evidence that the Branton/Branstons of Norfolk and
James City Co., VA may have moved north into the region that surrounds the
Rappahannock River.

Sandy Branson Young

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