Valentina Sparke married Lionel Branch (aka Leonell Braunch ) on 08 July 1596 at St. Martin, Ludgate, in the city of London ["Leonell Branch of London gent. and Valentina Sparke of St. Martin Ludgate said city, spinster, daughter of "__?__" Sparke late of said city, draper, deceased, gen. lic., 7 Jul 1596."] ("London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, page 9, is the source of the attached copy of their July 1596 marriage record). Their only child was Christopher Branch, Sr. (b. Abt. 1598 Greater London, England, d. 1682 Henrico VA). Valentina Sparke was born circa 1575 in London, England and died in 1600 of unspecified causes.
Valentina (Sparke) Branch was buried on 04 Aug 1600 at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster (Ref: “Memorials of St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster” 1460-1603, Edited by Burke.)
Lionel Branch died intestate in London, England and was buried with his wife, Valentina, at St. Margaret's Churchyard, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England.
Bio by Gresham Farrar.