Wm - VA
Phil - VA
John - N
Ben - P
Sam - P
John Macland ca 1640 - 1705
& Elizabeth Needham?
of Isle of Wight Co, VA
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this
John Makerland received a
land grant in 1664
On page 473 of the Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deed Book 1, it gives the estate information of John
Macland. It names his daughter Alice Bryant,
Grandchildren Nicholas, John, and Elizabeth Perry, grandchildren Needham, William, John, Mary, and Alice Bryant, and wife Elizabeth
1705 Will of John Macland
Children of John Macland & wife Elizabeth:
1. Elizabeth Macland
married John Perry
a. Nicholas Perry on 1703 tax
list Nancemond Co
b. John Perry ca 1690 - 1760 Bertie Co
married 1st Elizabeth ?
married 2nd Sarah Walton
c. Elizabeth Perry
2. Alice Macland
a. Needham Bryant 23 Feb 1690 -
married 11 Nov 1711 Annie Rombeau?
married 2nd Susannah Harrell
married 3rd Sarah Woodward
b. William Bryant bef 1705 -
c. John Bryant bef 1705 -
married Elizabeth Joyner
i. William Bryan[t]
married ca 1740 Sarah Smith
ii. Arthur Bryan[t]
married Mary Smith sister of Sarah
iii. Elizabeth Bryan[t]
married Dr. David Hopper
d. Mary Bryant bef 1705 -
e. Alice Bryant bef 1705 -
|I am a long time researcher on the Perry family of VA, NC and SC.
I have just tracked down your transcription of the will of
John Mackland (Markland, MacLoud) of Isle of Wight County, VA, 28? June 1705.
Mackland names daughter Alise Bryant, grandchildren Nicholas Perry, John Perry, Elizabeth
Perry, Needham Bryant, Wm Bryant, John Bryant, Mary Bryant, Alise Bryant, wife Elizabeth. Wits: Arthur Smith
Mackland, Mary Smith, Eliz West.
I have always thought this line was the Virginia ancestry for John Perry (b
c. 1690 d 1760 in Bertie County, N C) who moved there from Upper Parish,
Nancemond Co, Va by the 1720s. He married first Elizabeth, then Sarah
. . .
I am descended from John and Sarah's third son Benjamin Perry born about 1730
in Bertie Co, NC. Their eldest son was name Nicholas who married Mourning Spier
Given the names in the MacLand will (Bryant, West, Smith) many of whom are
later assoicated with the Perrys in NC, and the name Nicholas
Perry, I feel this Mackland line is a better bet than the more often cited line from Grace
and Philip Perry. I have written to you and copied to several other
researchers who have the done work on the Needham Bryant and John Perry
lines to see if you have any direct evidence linking this John Mackland's named Perry grandchildren to John Perry d 1760 in Bertie Co, NC.
. .Rebecca Starr
|I descend from John Macland through his daughter
Alice that married William Bryan.
I also am descended through
that was born ca 1737 that married Elizabeth Docton. He has
been "said" to
be a son of Benjamin Perry. I see that you have "an"
Ezekiel there, and
have him born ca 1735 and married to Sarah Eason. I could be
but I have this Ezekiel as being born ca 1755 and being married ca
also have "an" Ezekiel Perry, Jr. born ca 1755 that ends
up in SC married to
a Mary "Polly" Watson. He is the son of my Ezekiel
Perry and Elizabeth Docton. Thoughts? - Lea L
e-mail from Barry Hayes Feb 05 - Needham's maternal grandmother,
mother of Elizabeth MacLand (or Maccloode,
Maceloud, Mackloud, and Macloode as their names appear in Surry
and in several Nansemond patents), may have been a Needham.
The idea of
a Bryan-Needham marriage in England was just more of that family legend
about which sparks continue to fly on the internet; there were probably
enough untraced Needhams in 17th century Virginia, as noted below,
without the need to go back and look for them in England.]
The various spellings in the records of Surry County (Maccloode,
Maceloud, Mackloud, and Macloode) are those deciphered by William
Lindsay Hopkins when he was abstracting the deed books. Without
having perused the originals, I suppose the name was something like the
common "McCloud." You have posted his patent of 1664 on
the Western Branch of the Nansemond River.
He was probably a
nephew of the "Daniel Mattland (indexed Macland)," according
to Mrs. Chapman's abstract of Daniel's will of 1680, p. 20, that
mentioned his son Daniel and named "cousin [sic: nephew?]
John" an executor.
The son of this Daniel may have been the
"Daniel Maclood" who was a headright of Epaphroditus Benton of
Nansemond on 20 April 1682. See Nugent, II, 239.
On the same
day (20 April 1682), "John Macloode" patented 270 acres in the
Lower Parish of Surry adjacent Nicholas Sessoms (Nugent, II, 231),
on 21 November 1693, "John Macloode" and Elizabeth, who
surrendered her dower, deeded this property to Nicholas Sessoms, except
for 70 acres deeded to Robert Caufield. See Surry Deeds, Wills,
Etc., # 4, p. 334.
"Daniel Maceloud" witnessed a deed of
John Young in Surry on 5 November 1709 (ibid., # 5, p. 437).
Perry family of London merchants had strong ties in Surry, and John
"MacLand [sic]" named his Perry grandchildren in his will of
1705, as well as the children of his daughter "Alice Bryant."
But who was the Bryan "MacLand" whose estate was appraised by
Hodges Council in 1708 (Chapman, p. 47) ?
As for the Needhams, in
1621 a John Needham was a headright of George Sandys of the Company.
Thomas Needham was a headright of Robert Bennett of Upper Norfolk (Nansemond)
on 18 February 1638; he was quite possibly the same Thomas Needham of
Elizabeth City, mentioned along with "his heirs [unnamed]" in
the patent of James Wallace on 19 December 1711 to part of a grant to
Samuel Stevens of 2,000 acres in 1637 (Nugent, I, 101; III, 122).
Daniel Needham was a headright of Edward Hall of Lower Norfolk on 11 May
John and Richard Needham were headrights of Francis Burnell
of New Kent 14-28 October 1657 and of John Sellaway and William Mayo of
Kingsale Swamp, Isle of Wight, respectively, on 16 April 1683 (Nugent,
I, 4, 349; II, 254).
William Mayo was the uncle-in-law of Hodges
Council's daughter, Lucy Council Wooten.