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BRYAN FAMILY


NAME: From the historic land holdings of Brienne.


HISTORY:

The story of this family begins with Englebert I, Seigneur de Brienne who died in 990. His descendents, Englebert II, Gautier, Erand, Gautier II, and Erard served as Counts of Brienne. Eranrd II married Agnes de Montebelliar, and his third son, Jean de Brienne, also known as John of Brienne , was born in 1150 and died in Constantinople on March 23, 1237.

John de Brienne was the King of Jerusalem and the Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Up until age 60, he was famous for his tournaments and service in the 4th Crusade as a champion knight. Phillip II Augustus of France selected John as the husband for Mary, heiress of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He was crowned King at Tyre October 3, 1210. John served in the 5th Crusade under the legate Pelagius. John saved the army when the Moslems surrounded it in July of 1221. The barons of the Latin Empire of Constantinople offered him the throne in 1228, and he occupied it in 1231. He repelled the Nicene emperor John Vatazes and Asen of Bulgaria in their siege of the city in 1235. Mary died, and he married Berengarie, dauthger of Alphonso VIII and Eleanor of Aquitaine (d/o King Henry II). His eldest son was Alphonso de Brienne.

Alphonso de Brienne sired Guy de Brienne, who sired Guy de Brian II, who sired Guy de Bryan III, who sired Guy de Briyan IV. Sir Guy distinguished himself at Crecy and died in 1347. He married Ann (d/o Hogan of the royal house of Ireland). Their son was Lord Guy De Brienne, Baron, Chavalier.

Lord Guy served in the military and navy in the time of Edward III and Richard II. In 1361 he was appointed Admiral of the King's fleet and was elected Knight of the Garter in 1370. In 1349 he married Elizabeth (d/o Wm. de Montacute)

Lord Guy's second son was Sir William de Bryan. William married Joan (d/o John FitzAlan) who sired Sr Thomas Bryan, who sired Sir Edmund Bryan who married Alice (d/o Sir Robert de Bures) who sired Sir Thomas Bryan who married Margaret (d/o John Bowsey). Thomas served at the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from 1471 until 1400. His son was Sir Thomas Bryan.

Sir Thomas Bryan was knighted by Henry VII in 1497. He was Knight of the Body when Henry VIII reigned. He served several times on the Commission of the Peace for Buckinhamshire. He married Margaret (d/o Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizaberth Tilney; Elizabeth was the 3rd Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III. Their son was Francis Bryan.

Sir Francis Bryan (1490-1550) was educated at Oxford and was appointed Captain of Margaret Bonaventure , a ship in the retinue of Sir Thomas Howard. In 1516 he was appointed the King's Cup Bearer. In 1520 he attended Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Henry sent him to Rome to seek papal sanction for his divorce from Catharine of Arragon. Despite his persuasive tongue, he was not successful. He met Ann of Cleves near Calais in 1539 on her way to England. He was appointed Knight Banneret in 1547, and Governor General of Ireland in 1548, and Lord Justice in 1549. He was a personal friend of Henry who called him his "One-eyed Vicar of Hell." At Henry's funeral, he was assigned the chief place as "Master of the Henchmen." Cromwell called him the "Vicar of Hell" because of his acquiescence to Ann Boleyn's (his cousin) execution.

Francis married secondly Joan Fitzgerald Butler (d/o James Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Desmond). Joan was from one of the most powerful families in Munster and all of Ireland and was a widowed countess. They lived out their lives in Ireland and he died on Feb 2, 1550 in Clonmel, Ireland. They had one son, Francis II.

Sir Francis Bryan II was born in 1549 in Ireland. He married Ann Smith (d/o Sir Wm. Smith of County Clare). He settled on his father and mother's estates and was known as Prince Bryan. His son was William Smith Bryan.

William Simth Bryan was known as Price William of Ireland. When Cromwell invaded he was expelled to the colonies as a "rebellious subject" in 1650. He married Catherine Morgan and their son was Francis Bryan.

Francis Bryan was born in 1630. He went to America with his family, but returned to his native Ireland in about 1677 to recover his hereditary titles and estates. He was persecuted by the English and took refuge in Denmark. There he married Sarah Brinker (cousin of the Dutch Prince of Orange). He was in Ireland with William of Orange in 1689, and was William's Standard Bearer at the Battle of the Boyne on August 12, 1690. His eldest son was Morgan.

Morgan Bryan left his home due to political and social conditions and came to America. He is seen in the Birminham, Pennsylvania township in the tax rolls of 1719. He sold land in 1728 and moved to the Shenandoah Valley. Evidently, the Quakers and their ways did not suit him. He was quite active in community affairs and was served on the first Grand Jury of Frederick County. His land grants totaled over 4,000 acres. In 1748, he decided to move on to the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina along "Morgan Bryan's Road" to the Bryan Settlements in Rowan County. His descendants included Samuel Bryan, a famous Tory. His son Willima Bryan married Mary Boone, sister of Daniel. William was one of the founders of Bryan Station located on the Elkhorn Creek in Fayette County, Kentucky. Morgan also sired Joseph Bryan.

Joseph Bryan was born in about 1720 to Morgan and Martha Strode in Pennsylvania. He married Alice "Aylee" Linville. He moved to Virginia with his family and remained there until 1755. He then joined his father in North Carolina. In 1780, he moved to Kentucky. His daughter Martha married Edward Boone, and daughter Rebecca, married his brother, Daniel Boone.


Some Direct Descendants of Englebert Seigneur de Brienne

			
	1  	Englebert Seigneur de Brienne	- 990
.	2  	Englebert Seigneur de Brienne	- 1055
....	3  	Gautier	- 1080
..........		+Eusachie de Bar-Sur_Seine	
.......	4  	Erard	
..........	5  	Gautier	
.............	6  	Erard	
.................	7  	John de Brienne	
.......................		+Berengarie	
....................	8  	Aphonse de Brienne	
.......................	9  	Guy de Brienne	
.............................		+Jane de la Pele	
..........................	10  	Guy de Brian	- 1307
................................		+Eve	
.............................	11  	Guy de Bryan	
...................................		+Sybil	
................................	12  	Guy de Bryan	- 1347
......................................		+Ann	
....................................	13  	Guy de Brienne	- 1390
..........................................		+Elizabeth	
.......................................	14  	William de Bryan	- 1429/30
.............................................		+Joan	- 1404
..........................................	15  	Thomas Bryan	- 1441
................................................		+Margaret Echynham	
.............................................	16  	Edmund Bryan	
...................................................		+Alice	
................................................	17  	Thomas Bryan	- Abt. 1500
......................................................		+Margaret Bowsey	
....................................................	18  	Thomas Bryan	
..........................................................		+Margaret Bourchier	
.......................................................	19  	Francis Bryan	1490 - 1549/50
.............................................................		+Joan Fitzgerald	
..........................................................	20  	Francis Bryan	
................................................................		+Ann Smith	
.............................................................	21  	William Smith Bryan	
...................................................................		+Catherine Morgan	
................................................................	22  	Francis Bryan	1630 - 1694
......................................................................		+Sarah Brinker	
...................................................................	23  	Morgan Bryan	1671 - 1764
.........................................................................		+Martha Strode	1700 - 1762
.......................................................................	24  	Thomas Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Morgan Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	James Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Samuel Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Joseph Bryan	
.............................................................................		+Alice Linville	
..........................................................................	25  	Rebecca Bryan	
................................................................................		+Daniel Boone	1734 - 1820
.............................................................................	26  	Lavinia Boone	1766 - 1802
...................................................................................		+Joseph Scholl	1755 - 1835
................................................................................	27  	Leah Scholl	
......................................................................................		+John Newman	
...................................................................................	28  	Celia Newman	
.........................................................................................		+Doc Estes	
......................................................................................	29  	Lavinia Estes	
............................................................................................		+Henry Price	Abt. 1845 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Grant Price	Abt. 1871 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Eliza Jane Price	1872 -
..........................................................................................	30  	William C. Price	Abt. 1875 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Robert Price	1877 - 1967
..........................................................................................	30  	Moses Price	Abt. 1879 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Brack H. Price	Aft. 1881 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Harvey Price	Aft. 1881 -
..........................................................................................	30  	Thomas Price	Abt. 1882 -
................................................................................................		+Lucinda Dunaway	1887 - 1932
.............................................................................................	31  	Herman Charles Price	1906 -
.............................................................................................	31  	Flora Price	1908 -
.............................................................................................	31  	Nannie Mae Price	1910 - 1999
...................................................................................................		+Richard Nathaniel Lyons	1887 - 1958
................................................................................................	32  	Richard Charles Lyons	1932 -
................................................................................................	32  	Elizabeth Lyons	1935 -
................................................................................................	32  	Anna Lee Lyons	1943 - 1962
................................................................................................	32  	Zachary Taylor Lyons	1948 -
................................................................................................	32  	Zetta Doyle Lyons	1948 -
......................................................................................................		+Mark Sutherd Carroll	1949 -
...................................................................................................	33  	Heather Nicolle Carroll	1975 -
...................................................................................................	33  	Tyson Sutherd Carroll	1981 -
.............................................................................................	31  	Dorothy Price	1912 - 1994
.............................................................................................	31  	Effie Price	1914 - 1995
.............................................................................................	31  	Rowenna Price	
.............................................................................................	31  	Thomas Price	1915 - 1915
..........................................................................	25  	Samuel Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	John Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Martha Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Mary Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Susannah Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Aylee Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Phebe Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Charity Bryan	
..........................................................................	25  	Elenor Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	John Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Elenor Bryan	- Bef. 1850
.......................................................................	24  	Mary Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	William Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Thomas Bryan	
.......................................................................	24  	Sarah Bryan	




Sources:
George Boone Book, Beattyville Lib.


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Updated 3:28 PM 1/26/2013
Mark S. Carroll