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Butler <I>Brayne</I> Thompson

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Butler Brayne Thompson

Birth
Greater London, England
Death
23 Sep 1758 (aged 71–72)
Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
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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 actual burial site is unknown but I have placed her in the Salubria family cemetery until a certain burial site surfaces.
Sources: Birth/Marriage: Int'l Marriage Recs/Ancestry.com
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".
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 actual burial site is unknown but I have placed her in the Salubria family cemetery until a certain burial site surfaces.
Sources: Birth/Marriage: Int'l Marriage Recs/Ancestry.com
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".


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