Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Mini bio: John & Margery (Henshaw?) Gilliam

Brief biography of John Gilliam (1614-~1673) and his wife, Margery Henshaw (abt 1617-1688).

John Gilliam
Birth: 1614 in England
Parents: Capt. Lieut. John Gilliam and Amy[?] Ffountayne
Known residences:
--- 1635 Immigrated to Virginia aboard the ship "George"
--- owned land in Henrico County and Charles City County, Virginia
--- home "near the mouth of the Appomattox River" (Virginia) named "Monte Alto", possibly after his old neighborhood in London.
--- 1673 lived in Prince George County, Virginia
Occupation: farmer
Death: 1673, in Prince George County, Virginia

Margery Henshaw?
Birth: 1617 in England
Parents: possibly Thomas Henshaw & Elizabeth Cresser
Death: before 27 May 1688 in Surry County, Virginia

Marriage and Children:

John Gilliam married Margery Henshaw? in about 1650 in Virginia. John died in 1673.
The widow Margery Gilliam then married Henry Briggs in about 1680.

Children of John & Margery Gilliam
--- Charles Gilliam: born about 1650
*** Elizabeth Gilliam: born about 1653, married a Mr. West, William Bevin, then Francis Maybury
--- Hinchia or Hinshaw Gilliam: born about 1660, married Fortune Flood
--- John Gilliam: born about 1666

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