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Ancestors of John Nance 1695 - 1762




Ancestors of John Nance 1695-1762


By Elmo Len Holmes and Greg Holmes

John Nance was born in the new world where, a little over a decade after he passed away, it was penned that "all men are created equal"; in stark contrast to the affluence some of his ancestors beheld in Europe. We know he was born sometime around 1695 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony. He married Jane Smart about 1715, as their first child was born in 1716. In John's will, dated 28 February 1761 in Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony, he lists his children John, Thomas, Richard, William, Frederick, Sarah, Jane, Phebe, Susannah, Elizabeth and Molly.
A transcript of John Nance's will can be found at:
http://www.naturesync.com/~zoomastr/nance/wills/nancevawills.html



JOHN NANCE DIES 1762


VIRGINIA COLONY


John passed away in 1762 in Lunenburg County. He was the child of John Nance, Sr. and Sarah. Sarah's last name has been given to be Gookin and Soakings. There is speculation that John Nance, Sr. had two wives, Sarah Gookin and Sarah Soakings. John Nance, Sr. signed his will on 9 June 1716 in Prince George County, Virginia. Both names Gookin and Soakings are given in his will.
A transcript of John Sr’s will can be also found at:




JOHN NANCE, SR.


1645


VIRGINIA COLONY

John Nance, Sr. was born about 1645 in Prince George County, Virginia Colony, the son of immigrants Richard Nance, Sr. (1604-1665) and Alice (1604-1653). Richard Nance, Sr. was born in St. Keverne, Cornwall, England in 1604. Since Richard and Alice were born in England, it would be fitting here to include an interesting article about the Nance Coat of Arms, found at:
                                                             http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancegc/nnc_arms.htm



In 1639, Richard received 300 acres in Henrico County, Virginia Colony,for the transportation of six persons from England to Virginia: Alice (his wife), Robert Perry, Robert Chappell, George Prebedy, Edward Rolvlington and Mary Uncars.

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9894580/storyx/f43b079a-9741-4580-bd65-c92c7db6e6ab 


Another very interesting article concerning Richard Nance
is on Rootsweb.com as follows:





RICHARD NANCE AND JOHN HARRY NANCE




ROSENCARNON PLANTATION

Richard Nance was the son of John Harry Nance and Jane.
John Harry Nance was born about 1585 in Illogan, Cornwall, England.
He died in 1629 in Cornwall, England. Jane, his wife, was born a bout 1585.
John Harry Nance was given the manor house and farm named "Rosecarnon" in 1603
by his grandfather. John Harry Nance's parents were Richard Nance of Trewynnard
1558-1585 and Alice Harry 1562-1590. Richard Nance of Trewynnard's parents were
John Nance Esquire 1521-1607 and Margery Arundell 1525-1610.








JOHN NANCE, ESQUIRE


John Nance Esquire in 1561, being an only son, inherited the entire Nance fortune. In 1603 he gave "Rosecarnon" to his grandson, John Harry Nance, yeoman of Illogan.

John Nance, Esquire is said to be the first family member of the Illogan Nances to go by the name Nance. Earlier generations may have went by "de Nans", Nans being a place in Cornwall, England. Margery Arundell is related to the Arundell’s of Maryland.



ALICE HARRY DAUGHTER OF JOHN HARRY AND ANNE HARRIS

FAMILY OF THE HIGH SHERIFF OF ESSEX


Alice Harry 1562-1590 was a daughter
of John Harry 1550-1648 and Anne Harris 1540-1640.
Anne Harris was a daughter of Lord William Harris 1518-1559 and Jane Semer.
Lord William Harris was the son of Sir William Harris 1480-1556 and Lady Johanna Smythe. An interesting article concerning Sir William Harris, High Sheriff of Essex:



LADY JOHANNA SMYTHE

AND MUCH OF THE LANDED CLASSES

Lady Johanna Smythe was not only married to Sir William Harris, High Sheriff of Essex, her father Sir John Smythe 1487-1538 served as High Sheriff of Essex. Sir John Smythe's wife was Gourney Cooke. Sir John Smythe's father was Sir William Smythe 1460-1527. Sir William Smythe's parents were Sir William Smythe I of Putney, and Lady Margaret Smyth Baroness Cromwell, of the Nottinghamshire Cromwells. Sir William Smythe I's parents were

Sir Knight Templar John Carrington Smythe 1390-1429 and

Lady Joan Binn 1390-1421.


Lady Margaret Smyth Baroness Cromwell's father was Sir Robert Cromwell, Baron 1390-1461. He died in the Battle of Towton Field, Nottinghamshire, England. His father was Sir John Cromwell, Baron born 1364. Sir John Cromwell's parents were Sir Richard Cromwell 1338-1368 and Maud Bernake 1337-1419.


Maud Bernake was born to John Bernake 1305-1346 and Joan Marmion 1313-1361.

John Bernake was born to Sir William Bernake 1284-1339 and Alice Driby 1284-1341.

Alice Driby was born to Robert Driby 1250-1321 and Joan Tattershall 1250-1339.

It is interesting to note that Joan Tattershall was allegedly a direct descendant of 
Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.

Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer

HUGH LE DESPENCER, 1ST BARON LE DESPENCER AND MODERN DAY EQUIVALENT TO PRIME MINISTER BEING A JUSTICIAR OF ENGLAND AND CONSTABLE OF THE TOWER OF LONDON

Joan Marmion was the daughter of John Marmion 1292-1335 and Maud de Furnival 1295-1361. John was the 2nd Baron de Marmion. He was born to John 1st Baron de Mamion 1266-1322 and Isabel de Peck 1270-1337. Maud de Furnival was the daughter of Thomas de Furnival II 1246-1332 and Joan de Spencer 1258-1322. Joan de Spencer's father was Hugh de Spencer 1st Baron de Spencer and her mother was Aline Basset Countess of Norfolk. Hugh served as a Justiciar under King Henry III.

HUGH LE DESPENCER’S FATHER-IN-LAW, SIR PHILIP BASSET, JUSTICIAR

SIR BASSET WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HENRY III REGAINING 
CONTROL OF PARLIAMENT FROM THE BARONS

Aline Basset's parents were Sir Philip Lord Wycombe Basset 1190-1271 and Hawise de Lovaine 1215-1256. Philip Basset was born to Alan Lord Wycombe Basset 1175-1232 and Aline de Gray 1154-1233. Alan Basset was a child of Thomas Basset 1099-1182 and 
Alice Adeliza de Dunstanville 1134-1186. Thomas Basset's father was 
Ralph Judiciar Basset 1076-1127. Alice Dunstanville was born to Alan Reginald de Dunstanville 1120-1150 and Emma de Langetot 1116-1157.

ALINE DE GAI

ALINE DE GRAY WAS MARRIED TO THE SHERIFF OF RUTLAND

Aline de Gray 1154-1233 was a daughter of Philip FitzRobert de Gray 2nd Earl of Gloucester 1122-1167 and Sedzilla de Berkeley 1135-1190. Philip FitzRobert de Gray's parents were Robert de Caen 1st Earl of Gloucester and Mabel Fitzhammon de Caen.

 ILLEGTIMATE SON OF KING HENRY I  OF ENGLAND

HENCE THE NAME, FITZ, WHICH ALWAYS IMPLIES SON OF A KING

Robert de Caen was born to Henry I Beauclerc Plantagenet, King of England, 
and Sybilla Corbet 1075-1157.

Sedzilla de Berkeley's parents were Sir Roger III de Berkeley 1105-1170 
and Lady Hawise de Beaumont 1124-1197.

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