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George Durham VA
Posted by: Edward Miller (ID *****3098) Date: November 20, 2011 at 12:42:28
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Many Durham researchers have spent many hours (some months and years) trying to make a solid connection between George Durham of Brunswick VA and Thomas Durham,b. ca. 1661 possibly in Bermuda or VA or England, d. 1715 Richmond Co., VA; md. ca. 1680 Richmond Co., VA to Dorothy (SMOOT? or GILBERT?), b. ca. 1660,d. aft. 1715 Richmond Co., VA.
It appears that the Thomas, who lived in Bermuda and was the supposed son of Henry, died in Bermuda.(See Glenn Gohr's Home Page to read through some reliable documentation on this: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gohrpage/durham.html
I have not seen research to support George's birth being in VA although this seems to be the assumption.
I propose rather that George Durham was born in England.
In Bonded Passengers to America (Volumes I and II) 1615-1775 & 1617-1775, p. 84, (http://www.familycensus.com/immigration.php), a George Durham is listed as a bonded passenger to VA from Middlesex in 1721. That same page also reveals that a Thomas Durham also arrived in VA in Oct.1730, 9 yrs later. We know that George Durham died Brunswick VA in 1767 leaving a will to his wife, Margaret, and children.
Family Search.com, (https://www.familysearch.org/search/records#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Ageorge~%20%2Bsurname%3Adurham~%20%2Bany_place%3Aengland~%20%2Bany_year%3A1688-1720~), provided the following as possible matches based on age:
George Durham #1
christening:
13 May 1705
Barton Turf, Norwich, Norfolk, England
residence:
Barton-Turf, Norfolk, England
parents:
Tho. Durham, Sarah
George Durham #2
christening:
25 Apr 1703
HOUGHAM,LINCOLN,ENGLAND
Residence:
Lincoln,Eng
parents:
George Durham, Eliz
George Durham #3
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
24 Jan 1703
CHESTER LE STREET,DURHAM,ENGLAND
residence: Durham, England
parents: Henry Durham
George Durham #4
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
18 Oct 1702
STRETTON,RUTLAND,ENGLAND
residence:Rutland,Eng
parents:
John Durham, Ann
George Durham #5
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:
07 Apr 1706
CHESTER LE STREET,DURHAM,ENGLAND
residence: Durham,England
parents: Henry Durham
George Durham #6
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
christening:
20 Feb 1698
LINLITHGOW, WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
residence:
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
parents:
David Durham, Grizell Slowan
George Durham #7
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-195
christening:
20 Feb 1698
LINLITHGOW, WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
residence: Wlot, Scotland
parents:
David Durham, Grizell Slowan
I would welcome input and insights from my Durham research brethren.

Ed





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