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Broughton, Overton, & Johnson families of colonial South Carolina
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r***@yahoo.com
2017-08-11 20:12:00 UTC
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It seems there are a number of S.C. immigrants who descend from General Robert Overton (covered in the ODNB) and his wife Anne:


Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Anne Overton = Andrew Broughton

Thomas Broughton = (his 1st cousin) Anne Johnson, see below
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Joan/ Jane Overton = Sir Nathaniel Johnson of SC

Anne Johnson = (her 1st cousin) Thomas Broughton, see above
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Anne Overton = Andrew Broughton

Constantia Broughton = John Ashby of SC
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Robert Overton = Anne Gardiner

Joan/ Jane Overton = Sir Nathaniel Johnson of SC

Gov. Robert Johnson of SC = Margaret ______
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Below are some of the pieces of evidence which allow us to plot these complicated relationships:

(1) Little Casterton, co. Rutland, England (IGI, Batch M15039-1)
--Nathaniell Johnson married Jane Overton, 7 March 1670

(2) Jane (or Joanna) Overton's father was definitely named Robert, as proved by her post-nuptial property settlement from the next year:

LAMESLEY.

1671, Aug. 30. Settlement after marriage of Nathaniell Johnson (elder son of William Johnson) and Joanna, his now wife, daughter of Robert Overton, between (1) William Johnson of Kibblesworth, merchant; (2) Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth castle, bt., John Clarke of Newcastle, esq., Robert Overton of Easington, co. York, and Andrew Broughton of Seaton, co. Rutland, esq.; and (3) William Dawson of London, gent., and John Carr of Newcastle, merchant. Manor of Kibblesworth.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201

(3) Governor Robert Johnson of SC was a known "brother-in-law" of Thomas Broughton of SC, per Johnson's obituary published in SC in the 1730s.

(4) The South Carolina planter Thomas Broughton's will also wills "to wife Anne Broughton ..."; "To daughter Johanna Broughton * * * given to my said daughter by her grandfather Hon. Sir Nathaniel Broughton, Kt., decd. * * *,"; "To Son Andrew Broughton said planta[tion] Seaton" ...

The reference to Sir Nathaniel _Broughton_, his daughter's grandfather, is an apparent mistake for Sir Nathaniel _Johnson_ (there probably BEING no such person as Sir Nathaniel Broughton).

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA172&dq=%22anne+broughton%22+seaton&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiG67_gwMbOAhVE2yYKHaRJAnYQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=%22anne%20broughton%22%20seaton&f=false

(5) Charles K. Bolton's _The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad_ mentions a portrait of Sir Nathaniel Johnson inscribed:

Aetatis 61:

Aprill 7th,

1705

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082541347;view=1up;seq=299

(6) A 1995 article in an British journal, _Rutland Record: Journal of the Rutland Record Society_, on General Robert Overton identifies him as the father-in-law of Andrew Broughton, who was himself father of the S.C. Broughtons:

https://books.google.com/books?id=rdQhAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22andrew+broughton%22+%22robert+overton%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22robert+overton%22

The Family History Library catalog gives a brief synopsis of this article:

"Robert Overton was born in Easington, Yorkshire, England in 1608. He attended Cambridge and became friends with John Milton and Thomas Fairfax. This article discusses his political life as well as his military life. He died in 1768 [sic] in Seaton, Rutland, England, while living with his daughter, Anne. Anne had married Andrew Broughton and his family is briefly discussed in this article."

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1846104

It seems fairly clear that Gen. Robert Overton was a son of John Overton of Easington, Yorks., by his wife Joan Snawsell, shown in the 1585 Yorkshire Visitation (p. 95) with the following ancestry:

Thomas Snawsell of Galthorpe, Yorks. = Anne, daughter of Richard Mauleverer

Brian Snawsell of Bilton, Yorks. = Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wentworth

Robert Snawsell, Esq., of Bilton, living 1612 = Anne Waters

Joan Snawsell = John Overton of Easington in Holderness


https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE112948

See also:

https://books.google.com/books?id=mwQVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA378&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjg38Ot_M_VAhUGJCYKHRnKC4UQ6AEISDAG#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=redMAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSrqP0_M_VAhWRxiYKHSlsAZ44ChDoAQgrMAE#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=N7pCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA68&dq=%22had+my+person+taken+and+captivated+22+weekes%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicoqTz_c_VAhWBSSYKHRHvDG0Q6AEINTAC#v=onepage&q=%22had%20my%20person%20taken%20and%20captivated%2022%20weekes%22&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=ePjWAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA137&dq=%22robert+overton%22+easington&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD-dPT_c_VAhWJ7SYKHSINC9k4MhDoAQg0MAM#v=onepage&q=%22robert%20overton%22%20easington&f=false
John Higgins
2017-08-11 21:08:16 UTC
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Thomas Snawsell of Galthorpe, Yorks. = Anne, daughter of Richard Mauleverer
Brian Snawsell of Bilton, Yorks. = Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wentworth
Robert Snawsell, Esq., of Bilton, living 1612 = Anne Waters
Joan Snawsell = John Overton of Easington in Holderness
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE112948
Thomas Snawsell's wife Anne was the daughter of Sir Richard Mauleverer of Allerton by his wife Joan Plumpton. Joan's mother was Agnes Gascoigne, of the Gawthorpe family. Through her a number of Plantagenet descents can easily be traced, with the most recent royal descent being apparently from Edward III.

http://www.genealogics.org/pedigree.php?personID=I00326970&tree=LEO&parentset=0&display=standard&generations=7
r***@yahoo.com
2017-08-11 21:41:09 UTC
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Thanks - interesting!

Here are a couple further useful references:

https://books.google.com/books?id=yJhQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA219&dq=%22john+overton%22+snawsell&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX0NXwkdDVAhXB7CYKHfcgCjwQ6AEIKjAB#v=onepage&q=%22john%20overton%22%20snawsell&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=FqJCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA128&dq=%22first+bryan+snawsell%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig6K6RktDVAhXHNiYKHe89Dg4Q6AEIMDAC#v=onepage&q=%22first%20bryan%20snawsell%22&f=false
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2017-08-11 23:25:04 UTC
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https://books.google.com/books?id=ze45AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA209&dq=johnson+keblesworth&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLl6fpp9DVAhWCKiYKHQP7CpYQ6AEINDAC#v=onepage&q=johnson%20keblesworth&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=h7UEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=seaton+%22lydia+broughton%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSzdvvqdDVAhVISiYKHTqjDaQQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=seaton%20%22lydia%20broughton%22&f=false
Nathan Murphy
2017-08-16 05:45:22 UTC
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Thanks - interesting!
Here are a couple further useful references ...
I would like to thank John Brandon for bringing another fascinating person to our attention. I have prepared a proof argument, based on his post, for the immigrant origins of colonial governors Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knight and Thomas Broughton (acting governor) of [South] Carolina.

Evidence for immigrant origins:

Robert Overton, Esq., left a will dated 23 June 1678, proved 29 January 1678/9, in which he remembers his son [no given name] Broughton and his wife Mris Anne Broughton (testator’s daughter). He also remembers his son and daughter Johnson.[1] Robert Overton, Esq., was buried at Seaton in Rutland on 2 July 1678.[2] His biography appears in the ODNB.[3] The marriage of Nathaniell Johnson Esq: and Mrs Jane Overton had occurred at Little Casterton, Rutland (a distance of 10.5 miles from Seaton), on 7 March 1670/1.[4] Their post-nuptial marriage settlement, on 30 August 1671, ties together the Johnsons of Kibblesworth, [Lamesley Parish,] co. Durham, the Overtons of Easington, Yorkshire, and the Broughtons of Seaton, Rutland.[5] Seaton was the home of Robert Overton’s son-in-law Andrew Broughton and his daughter Anne (Overton) Broughton.[3] Robert Overton is said to have died at their residence. The Broughtons were Presbyterians.[6] For this reason, records of their marriage and their children’s baptisms have not been found in Church of England parish registers. A will for Andrew Broughton has not been found in the Consistory Court of Peterborough or the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Three of Andrew Broughton’s children: Andrew, Christiana, and Lydia, can be identified through a monument at St George the Martyr Cemetery, Brunswick Square in Middlesex:

Underneath lies the body of
ANDREW BROUGHTON, Esqre.,
Of St. George the Martyr’s,
And Son of Andrew Broughton, Esq.,
Of Seaton, in Rutland.
He dyed the 13th September, 1734, aged 71.
CHRISTIANA BROUGHTON, Sister of
The said Andrew, was buried here
April ye 12th, 1743.
Also the body of LYDIA BROUGHTON,
Sister of the said Andrew. She Dyed
May ye 28th, 1732, Aged 72.
Arms: Two bars, on a canton a cross impaling per chevron three mullets.
Crest: A sea dog’s head couped.[7]

This same Andrew Broughton [II], of the Parish of St George the Martyr in Queen Square in the County of Middlesex, left a will dated 1 June 1734 and proved 1734. He remembers his sisters Christina Broughton ‘who now lives with me’ and Lydia Broughton, spinster.[8]

Beyond the seas, we find Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knight, Governor of Carolina Province (1703-1709), who died in 1713.[8] He is no doubt the son-in-law of Robert Overton. Johnson’s son, Robert, was styled ‘Robert Johnson, of Keblesworth, county of Durham, son of Sir Nathaniel Johnson,’ deputy Governor of Carolina, in a 1702 State Paper certificate.[9] In Carolina, Johnson had a daughter who married Thomas Broughton, Esq., later Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina Province (1729-1735), Acting Royal Governor of South Carolina Province (1735-1737).[10][11][12][13][14][15]. In his own will, Broughton identifies one of his Carolina plantations as Seaton Plantation. He also proposed a plan to provide for his sister Christina Broughton, should she come to the colony.[14] Broughton no doubt named his plantation after his birthplace in Seaton, Rutland and his sister Christina Broughton is the Christiana Broughton memorialized as a sister of Andrew Broughton [II] on the monument at St George the Martyr Cemetery in Middlesex, England. Taken together, the conclusion is that Lt. Gov. Thomas Broughton of South Carolina was the son of Andrew and Anne (Johnson) Broughton of Seaton, Rutland.

References:
[1] Will of Robert Overton, PCC 8 King (1679), f. 64, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_310572-00138/954543 .
[2] Seaton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102323484%2f00063&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fbur%2f00632966&highlights=%22%22 : Robert Overton Esq Sepult[us] 2 July 1678.
[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Major General Robert Overton (1608-1678),’ Rutland Record 15 (1995):297-301, text online at The Fairfax Battalia, http://seventeenthcentury.info/index.php?title=Sir_Robert_Overton .
[4] Little Casterton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102323514/00034&parentid=GBPRS/LEICS/MAR/00283250/1 : Nathaniell Johnson Esq: and Mrs Jane Overton were married March: 7th 1670[/1].
[5] Lamesley in ‘The Coleman Deeds,’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 3rd Ser., 9 (1919-1920; published 1921):161, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201 .
[6] ‘Notes of licences, &c.,’ Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, May 18th to September 30th, 1672 (London, 1899), 78, 199, https://books.google.com/books?id=niNOAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA199 : licence for Presbyterian congregation at house of Andrew Broughton, of Seaton, Rutland.
[7] Frederick Teague Cansick, A Collection of Curious and Interesting Epitaphs, Copied from the Existing Monuments of Distinguished and Noted Characters in the Cemeteries and Churches of Saint Pancras, Middlesex (London, 1872), 207; digital image, https://books.google.com/books?id=h7UEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207 .
[8] Will of Andrew Broughton, PCC 211 Ockham (1734), f. 149, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311173-00019/663955
[9] Collections of the South-Carolina Historical Society 2 (Charleston, 1858), 209, https://books.google.com/books?id=ze45AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA209 .
[10] Mabel L. Webber, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson and His Son Robert Governors of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct. 1937):109-115, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27571509; J. D. Lewis, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Governor of Carolina Province 1703 to 1709,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/njohnson.html .
[10] Biographical Directory of The South Carolina House of Representatives, Vol. II, Commons House of Assembly 1692-1775, University of South Carolina Press, 103-105. I haven’t consulted this yet.
[11] J.D. Lewis, ‘Thomas Broughton, Lt. Governor of South Carolina Province 1729 to 1735, Acting Royal Governor of South Carolina Province 1735 to 1737,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Governors/tbroughton.html .
[12] D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 ():171-196, https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA171 .
[13] A. S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, S.C., 1917), 8-9, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn4wba;view=1up;seq=12 : On Saturday last between twelve and one o’Clock died, after a long and lingering Sickness, His Excellency Robert Johnson Esq; Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over this his Majesty’s Province … The principal Mourners were his Excellency’s two Sons and two Daughters, his Brother in Law Thomas Broughton Esq; our present Governor, and his Family.
[14] Will of Thomas Broughton, Charleston, South Carolina Wills (1736-1740):177-194, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9080/007648973_00098/701171 . In some transcripts of this will, as noted by John Brandon, editors mistakenly states that Broughton’s daughter Johanna was the granddaughter of Sir Nathaniel Broughton Knight. In this earlier version on Ancestry, the wording states clearly ‘the Hon[oura]ble S[i]r Nath[anie]l Johnson Kn[igh]t her Grand father Deceased.’
[15] Thomas Broughton, no relationship stated in abstract, was Nathaniel Johnson’s executor, see Judgment Roll, 1715, Series: S136002, Box: 006A, Item: 00502, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=157649 . Governor Johnson’s will cannot now be found, see: Index to Wills of Charleston County South Carolina 1671-1868, FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-VFS2-PX?i=6&cat=243885 .

In subsequent posts, I plan to work my way back through the generations, adding material to the posts by John Brandon and John Higgins.

Nathan
Nathan Murphy
2017-08-16 05:52:32 UTC
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[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm
Frowde's 1988 biographical sketch of Overton was actually titled 'Overton, Major General Robert (1609-1678),' my error. Overton was not knighted.

Nathan
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2017-08-16 17:17:13 UTC
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[3] For biographies of Robert Overton, see: Barbara Taft, ‘Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9)’, first published 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20975 ; ‘Robert Overton, 1609-79,’ BCWProject, http://bcw-project.org/biography/robert-overton ; Geoffe Frowde, ‘Sir Robert Overton,’ Rutland Record 8 (1988):284, Rutland Local History & Record Society, http://www.rutlandhistory.org/rutlandrecord%20-%2001-10.htm
Frowde's 1988 biographical sketch of Overton was actually titled 'Overton, Major General Robert (1609-1678),' my error. Overton was not knighted.
Nathan
Thanks for this great follow-up work, Nathan!

A couple of additional notes ....

The _ODNB_ account of Robert Johnson, Governor of S.C., states his wife was Margaret Bonner.

Also, the date of death of Lydia Broughton, sister of Andrew of London and Christiana, is given incorrectly as 1732 on their joint monument. The "Broughton Letters" article in _The South Carolina Historical Magazine_ mentions, under date of 1754, that "Mrs. Lydia Broughton by her will about 2 years ago, gives the Bulk of what she had to Mr. Johnson, and only a legacy of L 100 to you."

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&dq=broughton+letters+lydia&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6gbDXndzVAhUBRyYKHc_oCswQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=broughton%20letters%20lydia&f=false

I'm not sure who Mr. Johnson was--perhaps a descendant of Governor Robert Johnson--but two years before 1754 was 1752, and we find the English will of a Lydia Broughton, dated (? or proved) 4 June 1752 [PROB 11/795/189] in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Hence, the correct date of death of Lydia Broughton on the London M.I. should probably be 1752, not 1732.
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2017-08-16 17:48:52 UTC
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Sir Nathaniel Johnson's sketch in the set of _History of Parliament, 1660-1690_ (which does not however address the identity of his wife):

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/johnson-nathaniel-1645-1713
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2017-08-16 20:44:37 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."

https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
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2017-08-16 20:57:56 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."
https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
You've opened up several new avenues of research. I'll see what I can find. Lydia's will is in PCC 133-179 Bettesworth (1752). She leaves 'unto my Nephew Nathaniel Broughton only Son of my late Brother Colonel Thomas Broughton late of South Carolina deceased the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid to him his Executors or Administrators within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease...' She mentions many other English relatives. She also appoints her Cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire sole executor. Lydia's will is dated 20 Mar 1749[/50]. Robert Johnson Esquire made oath to prove the will 4 Jun 1752.

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897

So this is a PCC will that names an American colonist.

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2017-08-17 16:45:46 UTC
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On 3 Sept. 1752, Peter Acklom wrote from Hornsea, Yorkshire, to Nathaniel Broughton in S.C., "I doubt not of Cos[e]n Robt Johnson's duely adviseing Our Fr[ien]ds in yr parts of Good Aunt Lydia Broughton's death who was confin'd for above two months by a gentle decay ..."
https://books.google.com/books?id=4eg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=%22good+aunt+lydia+broughton%27s%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiElfDWztzVAhXD5iYKHRW6BYEQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=%22good%20aunt%20lydia%20broughton%27s%22&f=false
You've opened up several new avenues of research. I'll see what I can find. Lydia's will is in PCC 133-179 Bettesworth (1752). She leaves 'unto my Nephew Nathaniel Broughton only Son of my late Brother Colonel Thomas Broughton late of South Carolina deceased the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid to him his Executors or Administrators within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease...' She mentions many other English relatives. She also appoints her Cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire sole executor. Lydia's will is dated 20 Mar 1749[/50]. Robert Johnson Esquire made oath to prove the will 4 Jun 1752.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897
So this is a PCC will that names an American colonist.
Nathan
Thanks for posting this -- looks like good proof to me. Looking forward to your thoughts on the earlier generations, hopefully including the Gascoigne line to Beaufort and Edward III.

The _American National Biography_ potted bio. of Nathaniel Johnson states his wife and three children (two sons and a daughter) were captured at sea returning from Carolina or the Caribbean to England in the late 1680s. They were eventually released and made their way to England, but Nathaniel's wife died prematurely because of the incident.
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2017-08-17 19:20:17 UTC
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The _HOP_ sketch of Robert Overton's son, Ebenezer alias Benjamin Overton.

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/overton-benjamin-alias-ebenezer-1647-1711

The sketch notes he had a wife, but doesn't name her.

The following may apply to him, since the Ebenezer/ Benjamin born ca. 1647 would be aged about 27 in 1674:

Feb. 17. [1673/4.] Darcy's Bill.---Draft of an Act for settling the estate of Mrs. Anne Darcy. Anne, daughter of the late Edward Darcy, Esq., being born deaf and dumb, married Thos. Millward, Esq.; but, a previous marriage with her being pretended by one Ebenezer Overton, gent., the Bill settles her "very considerable" estate upon her and her children by Millward. ...

https://books.google.com/books?id=bIUQAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA45&dq=%22ebenezer+overton%22+london&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmqKjU_N7VAhXGJiYKHaHLCekQ6AEINjAD#v=onepage&q=%22ebenezer%20overton%22%20london&f=false
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2017-08-17 19:30:24 UTC
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This version of the will of Robert Overton (d. 1678) seems to name his sons-in-law: "... do lastly nominate and appoint my two sons-in-law Andrew Broughton and Nathaniell Johnson to be overseers of this my will and that they be assisting to the performance thereof."

https://www.geni.com/people/Major-General-Robert-Overton/6000000008011086536
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2017-08-27 02:25:05 UTC
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This version of the will of Robert Overton (d. 1678) seems to name his sons-in-law: "... do lastly nominate and appoint my two sons-in-law Andrew Broughton and Nathaniell Johnson to be overseers of this my will and that they be assisting to the performance thereof."
https://www.geni.com/people/Major-General-Robert-Overton/6000000008011086536
ANNE OVERTON, b. say early 1640s, m. by 1663, ANDREW [II] BROUGHTON, Esq., of Seaton, Rutland. Andrew, bp. Maidstone, Kent, 19 Jan 1637/8,[1] the son of Andrew [I] Broughton by his wife Mary (?Barron).[2] A biography of his father, Maidstone mayor and regicide Andrew [I] Broughton (1602/3-1687), appears in ODNB.[3] In 1663, lands in Maidstone, Kent, formerly held by Andrew [I] Broughton (and forfeited for having ‘murthered King Charles the First’), were reconveyed by deed poll to his son Andrew [II] Broughton, of Seaton, in Rutlandshire, Esq.’[2] Andrew Broughton’s rental book (1665-1685), regarding lands in Bisbrook and/or Seaton, is preserved at Lincolnshire Archives.[4] He does not appear on the 1665 Hearth Tax of Rutland.[5] His absence might be explained by the fact that the King had appointed him ‘Receiver of Hearth Money.’[2] In 1668, ‘Robert Overton of Elizabeth Castle in the Isle of Jersey Esq.,’ [where he was imprisoned] conveyed lands in Kilnsea, Yorkshire to ‘Sir Mathew Appleyard of Burstwick in the County of York Knight and Andrew Broughton of Seaton in the County of Rutland Esq. (Executors of the Will of Grizell Figges late wife of William figges gent deceased)’ for £400.[6] He served as Sheriff of Rutland (1669-1670).[7] Andrew Broughton, Esq., of Seaton, Rutland, was a party in the 1671 Johnson-Overton marriage settlement.[8] In a 1673 publication, he is described as a member of Rutland’s nobility or gentry.[9] In 1676, Ann Yardley, widow, and others brought suit against Andrew Broughton, in chancery, regarding property in Seaton, Thorpe, and Bisbrook, Rutland.[10] In 1679, Robert Dring brought suit against Andrew Broughton, in chancery, regarding unspecified Rutland lands.[11] On 6 July 1688, the PCC granted [limited] administration on the estate of Andrew Broughton, Esq., of Seaton, Rutland, deceased to [creditor] Anne Aldwin, widow of Edward Aldwin, Citizen and Girdler of London.[12]

The Broughtons were Presbyterians. A congregation was licenced to meet at their house in 1672.[13] Two of his daughters became Quakers. For this reason, records of Andrew and Anne’s marriage, children’s baptisms, and their burials have not been found in Church of England parish registers. Andrew did, however, have the burials of three sons who died before reaching maturity registered at Seaton.[14] Through children’s wills, family letters, chancery suits, Seaton’s burial register, and a monumental inscription, ten children can be identified.

Children of Andrew Broughton by Anne Overton (order unknown):

I. ANDREW [III] BROUGHTON, Esq., Merchant of London, of St George the Martyr, Middlesex (1734), b. 1663 (aged 71 in 1734), d. 13 Sep 1734, bur. St George the Martyr Cemetery, Brunswick Square, 13 Sep 1734.[15] Andrew Broughton by [London] licence issued 1718[16] at Westminster St Anne Soho, 29 May 1718, ANNE DAY.[17] He had a wife in 1721, as mentioned in a letter.[18] He mentions no wife or children in his will.[19]

Andrew Broughton’s role as administrator of Overton family estates resulted in multiple chancery suits. In 1712, John Overton brought suit in chancery against Andrew Broughton and others regarding property in Easington, Kilnsea etc. in Yorkshire.[20] In 1716, Andrew Broughton, merchant of London (administrator of Fairfax Overton, Esq., deceased late of London, of goods unadministrated by Benjamin Overton, Esq., deceased) brought suit in chancery against John Overton, Esq., Constance Overton, Walter Littleton, Francis Peytoe, Robert [Constable] Viscount Dunbar.[21] In 1722, George Atkins, gent of Portsmouth, Hampshire and Mary Atkins his wife brought suit in chancery against Andrew Broughton, merchant of London, Dorothy Dykes alias Dorothy Overton and John Dykes alias John Overton, her son, infant (by said Dorothy Dykes alias Dorothy Overton, his guardian), John Holmes, Gent., Henry Waterland, Gent., Hon James Vernon, Esq., Sir John Norris, Knt., and John Ellis, Esq.[22] In 1725 (or later), John Holme, Henry Waterland, John and Dorothy Dykes [Overton] quitclaimed claims under wills of Benjamin and Robert Overton, or out of the estate of Andrew Broughton.[23] In 1726, Andrew Broughton, merchant of London (administrator with will annexed of Lewis Ruggle, Gent., deceased, of goods unadminstrated by Fairfax Overton, Esq., deceased, his sole executor; also administrator of said Fairfax Overton, of goods unadministrated by Benjamin Overton deceased) brought suit in chancery against John Overton, Esq., William [Constable] Lord Dunbar, Constance Overton, Francis Peytoe, Walter Littleton, [unknown] Pemberton and Leonard Burgh.[24] In 1738, John Dikes alias John Overton of St Dunstan in the West, London and Dorothy Dikes alias Dorothy Overton of St Dunstan in the West (his mother), John Holmes, Gent., of Shuffling, Yorkshire and Henry Waterland, Gent., of Hedon, Yorkshire (administrator with will annexed of Benjamin Overton alias Ebenezer Overton, of goods unadministered by Andrew Broughton, deceased) brought suit in chancery against Lydia Broughton, Christiana Broughton, spinster, Nathaniel Broughton, Andrew Broughton, Ann Broughton Joanna Broughton, Christiana Broughton and Constantia Broughton, Sir John Norris, Knt., George Atkins, Esq., and Robert Johnson, Esq.[25] Also in 1738, John Dikes alias John Overton of St Dunstan in the West, London and Dorothy Dikes alias Dorothy Overton of St Dunstan in the West (his mother), John Holmes, Gent., of Shuffling, Yorkshire and Henry Waterland, Gent., of Hedon, Yorkshire brought suit in chancery against Christiana Broughton, spinster, George Atkins, and Sir John Norris, Knt.[26] A number of other chancery suits, which may or may not involve family matters, may also be found on TNA’s Discovery Catalogue.

Andrew Broughton of London wrote a letter to his Brother Colo. Thomas Broughton att Carolina in 1721. Various business matters are discussed; he recites that in previous letters from Broughton, he was informed of the death of ‘Poor Sister Ashby;’ and Andrew states his ‘Poor spouse hath been ill all ye winter.’[18]

‘Andrew Broughton of the Parish of St George the Martyr in Queen Square in the County of Middlesex,’ left a will dated 1 June 1734, proved in the PCC 24 October 1734 by the oath of his sister, Christina Broughton, spinster. He requests a private burial in church nearest to where he dies; forgives Rev Mr Thomas Inett of Worcester of his debt (Inett married testator’s niece); sister Christina Broughton who now lives with me; sister Lydia Broughton; Mr Benjamin Longnet and Nephew Thomas Day aid and assist my executrix; witnesses: Henry Whitridge, John Squire, J Daye.[19]

Andrew Broughton owned stock in the Bank of England at the time of his death, which resulted in additional probate paperwork. In a version of his will dated 1 June 1704 [1734 intended?], Andrew Broughton late of Glocester Street Esqr. appointed his sister Christina Broughton of Glocester Street sole executrix.[26]

II. HON. COL. THOMAS BROUGHTON, of Mulberry Plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina, d. 22 November 1737;[27] m. his first cousin, ANNE JOHNSON.[28] Anne, d. 25 June 1733.[29]

Accounts of Thomas Broughton’s career, which reached its apex as lieutenant governor (1731-1735) and acting governor (1735-1737) of [South] Carolina, may be found in the Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives[30] and the South Carolina Encyclopedia.[31] The former source also includes biographies of his sons Nathaniel Broughton[32] and Andrew Broughton,[33] as well as his son-in-law Thomas Monck.[34]

The date of Thomas Broughton’s marriage to Anne Johnson is unclear. From correspondence in State Papers Colonial it can be inferred that one of Nathaniel Johnson’s daughters had married by 1689.[35] Was this Anne? In 1715, Thomas Broughton was serving as executor to [the estate of his father-in-law] Nathaniell Johnson [deceased].[36] Many family letters have survived, providing valuable genealogical clues.[18] Two of his South Carolina plantations were named Seaton and Kiblesworth, reminiscent of he and his wife’s English homes.[37] Madam Johnson, ‘his Excellency the Governor’s Lady’ died ‘at the Seat of the Hon. Col. Broughton,’ 2 July 1732.[38] His children (not named) were legatees in their Aunt Christiana’s 1742 will.[39] Nathaniel Broughton, ‘his only son’ [sic], was a legatee in Thomas’s Sister Lydia’s 1749/50 will.[40]

His will is available online and identifies the following issue:[37] (i) Johanna Broughton (wife of Thomas Monck),[34] (ii) Christiana Broughton (m. Rev. Daniel Dwight),[41] (iii) Constantia Broughton, (iv) Nathaniel Broughton (eldest son, m. by 1717),[32] (v) Andrew Broughton,[33] (vi) Robert Broughton, (vii) Anne Broughton (m. John Gibbes).[42] Some of his descendants are identified in Izard of South Carolina (1901),[42] Broughton Memoirs (1972)[43] and Capt. John Norwood and Mary Warren Norwood: A Family History (1979).[44]

III. JOHN BROUGHTON, son of Andrew Broughton, bur. Seaton, Rutland, 28 September 1666.[14]

IV. MARY BROUGHTON, b. say 1667; m. say 1688, REV. TIMOTHY CHAMBERLAINE.[45] Timothy Chamberlaine, admitted pensioner (age 16) at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 14 May 1672; matriculated 1672; migrated to Trinity College, 21 March 1672/3; scholar, 1674; B.A. 1675-6; M.A. 1679; ordained deacon (London) 21 Sep 1679; rector of Brooksby, Leicestershire, 1680; rector of Goadby, 1681-1698.[46] He was buried at Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, 22 January 1697/8.[47] ‘Timothy Chamberlaine of Goady in the County of Leic[este]r Clerke being weake in body’ left a will dated 18 August 1697, and proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester, 26 January 169[7/]8 by the oaths of Christiana Broughton, Benjamin Brown, Elianor Burton and William Gibson. He remembers his wife Mary, only son and heir John Chamberlaine, two daughters Ann Chamberlaine and Mary Chamberlaine. He helds lands in Goady and one half of Rearsby Manor He names other relatives. Witnesses: Christiana Broughton, Ben: Brown, William Gibson.[48] Issue: (i) John Chamberlaine, bp. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 18 October 1689;[49] (ii) Mary Chamberlaine, bp. Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, 7 May 1692;[50] (iii) Villerya Chamberlaine, b. Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, 20 October 1693;[51] (iv) Anne Chamberlaine, bp. Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, 3 April 1696;[52] m. London St Dunstan in the West, 15 November 1718, Rev. Thomas Inett.[53]. Legatee in Uncle Andrew’s will (1734);[19] her child(ren) legatee(s) in Aunt Christiana’s will (1742);[39] legatee in Aunt Lydia’s will (1749/50)[40]. Thomas Inett, admitted pensioner (age 18) at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 25 June 1707, B.A. (1710/1), M.A. (1714), ordained deacon (1711), priest (1713), Vicar of Wirksworth, Derbyshire (1718-1744), Prebendary of Worcester (1726-1749), Prebendary of Winchester (1732-1749), d. 4 Jan 1748/9.[54] The will of ‘Thomas Inett Prebendary of Worcester,’ dated 6 May 1745, codicil dated 17 June 1746, proved in the PCC, 21 January 1748[/9], by the oath of his relict Anne Inett. He mentions no children.[55]

V. ALETHIA BROUGHTON, b. say 1670; living Owthorne, Yorkshire, 12 May 1753,[56] m. probably by Rev. Timothy Chamberlaine [her sister’s husband] at Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, 29 Jun 1691, THOMAS ACKLAM.[57] The Acklams were Quakers. Thomas Acklam, of Dringhoe, Yorkshire, b. 8 March 1661/2 (Ostwick Monthly Meeting);[58] bur. 8 January 1699/1700 (Bridlington Monthly Meeting).[59] Issue: (i) Thomas Acklam, Gentleman, of Dringhoe, Yorkshire (1749/50), legatee in Aunt Lydia’s will (1749/50);[40] (ii) Peter Acklam, Gentleman, of Hornsea, Yorkshire (1749/50), legatee in Aunt Lydia’s will (1749/50);[40] (iii) Alethia Acklam, b. 2 2mo [April] 1692,[60] m. (1) [unknown] Reaston (their children included Capt. Thomas Reaston, Esq., of Hull, Yorkshire),[61] m. (2) Tunstall by Patrington, Yorkshire, 26 December 1732, Rev. George Longmire,[62]; legatee in Aunt Lydia’s will (1749/50).[40] George admitted sizar at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 1720; matriculated 1720; B.A. 1723-4; ordained deacon (York) 1726; priest (Lincoln, Litt. dim. from York) 1735-6. Curate at Tunstall, Yorks., 1726-52;[63] (iv) Ann Acklam, b. 11 5mo [July] 1694,[60] prob. m. John Rysom, Yeoman, of Patrington, Yorkshire (1749/50), legatee in Aunt Lydia’s will (1749/50).[40]

VI. ROBERT BROUGHTON, son of Andrew Broughton, bur. Seaton, Rutland, 28 November 1672.[14]

VII. NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, son of Andrew Broughton, bur. Seaton, Rutland, 18 February 1680/1.[14]

VIII. CONSTANTIA BROUGHTON, d. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina, 20 Jan 1720[/1];[64] m. JOHN ASHBY, Esq., 2nd Cassique, of South Carolina. John, d. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, 30 Nov 1716.[65] Accounts of John Ashby have been published in SCMG[66] and Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives.[67] In a letter dated 1715, Thomas Broughton mentions his son’s ‘ant Ashby.’[18] In another letter dated 19 May 1721, Andrew Broughton of London recites that in previous letters from his Brother Thomas Broughton of South Carolina (dated 26 December 1720 and 9 March 1720/1), he was informed of the death of ‘Poor Sister Ashby.’[18] Her children legatees in will of Aunt Christiana (1742).[39] Wills have not survived for John Ashby or his widow.[68] Issue: (i) John Ashby, 3rd Cassique (m. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, 8 November 1726, Elizabeth Ball),[69] (ii) Elizabeth Ashby (m. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina, 21 January 1714/5, Rev. Thomas Hasell),[70] (iii) Mary Ashby (m. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, 14 April 1726, Col. Francis Le Jau),[71] (iv) Ann Ashby (m. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, 29 April 1730, Gabriel Manigault),[72] and (v) Thomas Ashby (m. St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, 16 August 1720, Elizabeth Le Jau).[73]

IX. LYDIA BROUGHTON, of St George the Martyr, Middlesex (1749/50), b. 1678 (aged 72 in 1750), d. 28 May 1750, bur. St George the Martyr Cemetery, Brunswick Square.[15] Did not marry. She was a Quaker,[74] and affirmed, rather than making an oath to prove her sister Christiana’s will.[39] There is some confusion over the year of her death. In a reading of her monumental inscription, her death was transcribed as 28 May 1732;[15] however, this must be in error, as she wrote her will on 20 March 1749[/50],[40] and a family letter, which seems to be most accurate, states she died 28 May 1750 (assuming letter has been properly dated).[18] Legatee in will of her Brother Andrew (1734);[19] in will of her Sister Christiana (1742).[39] ‘Lydia Broughton of the Parish of Saint George the martyr in Queen Square by Ormond Street in the County of Middlesex Spinster,’ dated 20 March 1749[/50] and proved 4 June 1752, by the oath of Robert Johnson, Esq., sole executor. She requested ‘burial in the same Vault with late Brother and Sister Andrew Broughton and Christiana Broughton deceased in the late Mr Nelsons Burying Ground given by him to the said Parish of Saint George the Martyr.’ She names niece Anne Inett (Widow and Relict of the late Reverend Mr Thomas Inett of the City of Worcester Clerk deceased) £1000; nephew Thomas Acklom of Dringho in the County of York Gentleman £1000, silver watch, silver plate; nephew Peter Acklom of Hornsea in the said County of York Gentleman my Trustee £300; niece Alathea Longnire (the now Wife of the Reverend Mr George Longnire of [blank] in the said County of York Clerk) £300; her children [not named]; Thomas Reaston, Peter Reaston, and Anne Maria Reaston the sons and Daughter of my said Niece Alathea Longnire (which she had by a former Husband) £300; niece Anne Rysom the now Wife of John Rysom of Patrington in the said County of York Yeoman; their only daughter Lydia Rysom £300; made a bequest of £20 to the Poor belonging to the Meeting House in the Savoy in the Strand in the County of Middlesex; nephew Nathaniel Broughton only Son of my late Brother Colonel Thomas Broughton late of South Carolina deceased £100; no relationship stated [NRS]: Thomas Daye of Cliffords Inn London Gentleman £31 10s.; NRS: Anna Maria Bonfield the now Wife of John Bonfield of the Town of Kingston upon Hull in the said County of York Tanner £10 to buy her Mourning; maid servant: Eleanor Iredale £21 for her diligent care and faithful Service and attendance upon me; clothing; cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire, lands in the City of London or elsewhere in Kingdom of Great Britain; full and sole executor. Witnesses: Alex[ande]r Gage, Percivall Bentley, William Fortescue.[40]

X. CHRISTIANA BROUGHTON, of St George the Martyr, Middlesex (1741); bur. St George the Martyr Cemetery, Brunswick Square, 12 Apr 1743.[15] Did not marry. She witnessed the will of [her sister’s husband] Rev. Timothy Chamberlaine, of Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire in 1697.[48] ‘Christiana Broughton of the parish of St George the Martyrs in the County of Middlesex Spinster,’ left a will dated 15 November 1742, and proved 27 April 1743 by the oath of Robert Johnson Esq. and the sincere Declaration or Affirmation of Lydia Broughton the executors. She left 100 Guineas to her cousin Robert Johnson Esquire and appointed him executor. She left 50 Guineas to Alexius Clayton of the Middle Temple Esquire; mentions her late brother Andrew Broughton dec’d; and sister Lydia Broughton, executrix, residuary legatee of household Goods, Apparel, Books, Plate, Jewels, Pictures, Goods, Chattels, and other real and personal Estate whatsoever. She left legacies to nieces and nephews, the children of my late deceased brothers and Sisters Thomas Broughton, Mary Chamberlayn, Alathea Acklom, and Constantia Ashby. Witnesses: Luke Trevigar Westfield in Sussex Clerk Ja: Clayton of the Middle Temple.[39]

CREDITS: Thanks to John Brandon and Leslie Mahler, FASG, for their research on this family.

REFERENCES:
[1] Maidstone, Kent, bishop’s transcripts; FHL access film 1736876, https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/460556 : 1637[/8] Jan 19 Andrew the Son of Andrew Broughton gen[tleman] & Mary his wife [baptised].
[2] Walter B. Gilbert, Memorials of the Collegiate and Parish Church of All Saints, in the King’s Town and Parish of Maidstone (Maidstone, 1866), 229-230, https://books.google.com/books?id=K8gHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA229&lpg=PA229 : Andrew [I] Broughton’s Maidstone lands forfeited for having ‘murthered King Charles the First,’ were reconveyed ‘By a deed poll, 23rd Feb., 1663 (16 Chas II.)’ to ‘Andrew Broughton, of Seaton, in Rutlandshire, Esq., son of the within-named Andrew Broughton.’ This marriage, recorded at London, St Antholin, 18 August 1631, seems to apply: Andrew Broughtonn and Mary Barron, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1624/31281_A101026-00062?pid=5318378 . Children bp. at Maidstone: Ann (9 May 1633), Lydia (18 Jan 1639[/?40), see FamilySearch. In addition, Andrew Broughton, Gon[Gentleman?], of Maidstone, Kent, and his wife Mary baptized a son, John Broughton, at St John, Wapping, Middlesex, 28 Nov 1641, see findmypast.
[3] Sean Kelsey, ‘Broughton, Andrew (1602/3–1687)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/74828 .
[4] Title Deeds: Bisbrook and Seaton, 3-ANC/1/33/10, in Title Deeds: Heathcote Properties, Lincolnshire Archives Catalogue, https://www.lincstothepast.com/Title-Deeds--Bisbrook-and-Seaton/780883.record?pt=S : Andrew Broughton's rental book, containing detailed yearly rentals, 1665-1685.
[5] Jill Bourne and Amanda Goode, Rutland Hearth Tax, 1665, Occasional Publications (Rutland Local History & Record Society) 6 (1991).
[6] Geo. T.J. Miles and William Richardson, A History of Withernsea (Hull, 1911), 250: Appendix IV: The Overtons of Easington, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b117544;view=1up;seq=295 .
[7] List of Sheriffs for England and Wales, From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1831, Lists and Indexes 9 (1898; reprint 1963):114, https://archive.org/stream/listofsheriffsfo00newy#page/114/mode/2up : Date of appointment or of commencing account, 11 Nov 1669, Andrew Broughton, esq.; next sheriff appointed 4 Nov 1670.
[8] Lamesley in ‘The Coleman Deeds,’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 3rd Ser., 9 (1919-1920; published 1921):161, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201 : 1671, Aug. 30. Settlement after marriage of Nathaniell Johnson (elder son of William Johnson) and Joanna, his now wife, daughter of Robert Overton, between (1) William Johnson of Kibblesworth, merchant; (2) Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth castle, bt., John Clarke of Newcastle, esq., Robert Overton of Easington, co. York, and Andrew Broughton of Seaton, co. Rutland, esq.; and (3) William Dawson of London, gent., and John Carr of Newcastle, merchant. Manor of Kibblesworth.
[9] Richard Blome, ‘Nobility and Gentry, Which are, or lately were, related unto the County of Rutland: With their Seats and Titles by which they are, or have been, known,’ in Brittania: Or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland … (London, 1673), 418: https://books.google.com/books?id=fBhhAAAAcAAJ&pg=RA2-PA418&lpg=RA2-PA418 : Andrew Broughton of Seaton Esq.
[10] Yardley v Broughton, 1676, C 5/584/7, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C3967964 .
[11] Dring v Broughton, 1679, C 6/275/46, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5269966 .
[12] PCC Administration Act Book, July 1688, f. 103; FHL film 96268.
[13] ‘Notes of licences, &c.,’ Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, May 18th to September 30th, 1672 (London, 1899), 78, 199, https://books.google.com/books?id=niNOAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA199 : licence for Presbyterian congregation at house of Andrew Broughton, of Seaton, Rutland.
[14] Seaton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast: The marriage of an unidentified Anne Broughton who married [blank] ACKLOM at Seaton, Rutland, on 17 May 1686, is recorded twice: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102322422%2f00051&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fmar%2f00268562%2f1&highlights=%22%22 and here http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102322423%2f00018&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fmar%2f00268685%2f1&highlights=%22%22 (upside down); Justin Simpson, ‘Extracts from the Parish Registers of Seaton, co. Rutland,’ Genealogist 5 (1881):111, https://books.google.com/books?id=fRfly9tiaacC&pg=PA111 .
[15] Frederick Teague Cansick, A Collection of Curious and Interesting Epitaphs, Copied from the Existing Monuments of Distinguished and Noted Characters in the Cemeteries and Churches of Saint Pancras, Middlesex (London, 1872), 207; digital image, https://books.google.com/books?id=h7UEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207 :

Underneath lies the body of
ANDREW BROUGHTON, Esqre.,
Of St. George the Martyr’s,
And Son of Andrew Broughton, Esq.,
Of Seaton, in Rutland.
He dyed the 13th September, 1734, aged 71.
CHRISTIANA BROUGHTON, Sister of
The said Andrew, was buried here
April ye 12th, 1743.
Also the body of LYDIA BROUGHTON,
Sister of the said Andrew. She Dyed
May ye 28th, 1732 [recte 1750], Aged 72.
Arms: Two bars, on a canton a cross impaling per chevron three mullets.
Crest: A sea dog’s head couped.

[16] Boyd’s Marriage Index, findmypast: London marriage licence, 1718, Andr Broughton & Anne Page [sic]. Original record not found in Faculty Office marriage licences (FHL Film 355470).
[17] Westminster St Anne Soho, parish registers, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbprs%2fwsmtn%2f005109307%2f00032&parentid=gbprs%2fwsmtn%2fmar%2f0125145%2f1&highlights=%22%22 : 1718 May 29, And[re]w Broughton & Ann Day p[er] Lic[ence].
[18] D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 (1914):171-196, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575406 .
[19] PCC 211 Ockham (1734), f. 149, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311173-00019/663955 .
[20] Overton v Broughton, 1712, C 7/664/55, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5351327 .
[21] Broughton v Overton, 1716, C 11/2349/37, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10409672 .
[22] Atkins v Broughton, 1722, C 11/43/5, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10398878 .
[23] Copy quitclaim relating to the wills of Benjamin and Robert Overton, c.1725, DDCK/26/1, East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service, in TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/abb57f0c-dd1c-48ae-8905-4768274c3c03 .
[23] Broughton v Overton, 1726, C 11/2627/33, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10483258 .
[24] Dikes alias Overton v Broughton, 1738, C 11/1275/39, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10433971 .
[25] Dikes alias Overton v Broughton, 1738, C 11/1275/43, TNA Discovery Catalogue, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10433971 .
[26] Bank of England Wills Extracts, Register 180 (1732-1754), Film 64/3, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbor%2fboe%2f008%2f0104&parentid=gbor%2fboe%2f702003621%2f1; Register 433 (1726-1745), Film 62/2, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbor%2fboe%2f003%2f0214&parentid=gbor%2fboe%2f702003620%2f1 .
[27] K.G. Davies, ed., Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 43, 1737 (London, 1963), [288-299], 307. British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol43/pp299-312: (pp. 288-299): ‘Lieut. Governor Broughton died 22 November [1737] …;’ (p. 307): ‘Col. Broughton, the late lieut.-governor, dying towards the latter end of November [1737]…’
[28] Will of Thomas Broughton, Charleston County, South Carolina, Wills, etc. (1736-1740):177-194; FHL Film 23457; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-49J7?i=97&cat=236996 : In some transcripts of this will, as noted by John Brandon, editors mistakenly states that Broughton’s daughter Johanna was the granddaughter of Sir Nathaniel Broughton Knight. In this earlier version on Ancestry, the wording states clearly ‘the Hon[oura]ble S[i]r Nath[anie]l Johnson Kn[igh]t her Grand father Deceased.’
[29] A.S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, South Carolina, 1917), 7 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/27040/dvm_LocHist011492-00004-0/2 : On Monday last [25 June], died the Lady of the Honourable Col. Broughton, President of his Majesty’s Council of this Province, a Lady of great Piety and Charity, and very much lamented, by all that knew her. (South Carolina Gazette, Charleston, South Carolina, Saturday, 30 June 1733).
[30] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Broughton, Thomas (d. 1737),’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:103-105.
[31] Nathan E. Stalvey, ‘Broughton, Thomas (?-November 22, 1737),’ South Carolina Encyclopedia (2016), http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entries/broughton-thomas/ .
[32] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Broughton, Nathaniel,’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:102-103.
[33] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Broughton, Andrew,’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:102.
[34] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Monck, Thomas,’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:465-466.
[35] K.G. Davies, ed., Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 13, 1689-1692 (London, 1901), [57-76], British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol13/pp57-76 : ‘June 22: "Copy of John Burrowe's narrative sent to Lord Nottingham by Mr. Henley of Bristol." A short assortment of hearsay statements against Sir Nathaniel Johnson; that he had openly declared his intention to give up the Island to the French; that his son-in-law was a papist in disguise, and so forth. 1½ pp. Endorsed. 22 June 1689. Recd. 25 June, '89. [America and West Indies. 550. No. 12.]’ NWM: Was this Anne? Nathaniel Johnson had only been married 19 years. Some secondary sources state Anne Johnson married Thomas Broughton in 1683. A source for that year hasn’t been discovered.
[36] Thomas Broughton was executor to Nathaniell Johnson, 1715
Judgment Roll, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=157649
[37] Will of Thomas Broughton, Charleston County, South Carolina, Wills, etc. (1736-1740):177-194; FHL Film 23457; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-49J7?i=97&cat=236996 . Abstract: D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 (1914):171-196, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575406 .
[38] A.S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, South Carolina, 1917), 6 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/27040/dvm_LocHist011492-00004-0/2 : On Sunday last, at the Seat of the Hon. Col. Broughton, President of his Majesty’s Council for this Province, died Madam Johnson, his Excellency the Governor’s Lady; after a pretty long Indisposition. She was a Lady so remarkable for the good Qualities of a Wife and Mother, that his Excellency’s Loss can be supported only by that happy and steady Disposition of Mind He himself is Master of. By all her amiable Qualities, in Life, she had gained the universal Esteem of this Province, and consequently her Death proves a General Concern; which was in some Measure testified by the Number of Persons, of all Ranks, that paid their last Respects at her Funeral, which Ceremony was performed in the Church at Charleston, in the most handsome Manner that possibly it could. We hear that most People design, on this Occasion, to put themselves in Mourning. (South Carolina Gazette, Charleston, South Carolina, Saturday, 8 July 1732).
[39] PCC 101 Boycott (1743), folios 43-44, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311210-00449/ . Bequests to children of Aunt Chrisa. Broughton dec’d’s brothers and sisters Thos. Broughton, Mary Chamberlain, Alethia Acklom, and Constantia Ashby, are also referenced in two letters: (1) [Robert Johnson] to Nath[anie]l Broughton Esq[ui]r[e] in South Carolina, [received] 2 May 1744, and (2) [Charles Pinckney, Esq.] to Nathaniel Broughton Esq[ui]r[e] at the Mulberry in So[uth] Carolina, London, 1 August 1754; published in D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 (1914):171-196 at pp. 183-184 and 194-195, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575406 .
[40] PCC 146 Bettesworth (1752), folios 120-122, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897 .
[41] Frederick Lewis Weis, The Colonial Clergy of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina (Boston, Mass., 1955), 76, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89059427401;view=1up;seq=88 .
[42] Langdon Cheves, ‘Izard of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 2 (1901):205-240, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27574958 .
[43] M. Leon Broughton, Broughton Memoirs (3rd ed., Dallas, Texas: M.L. Broughton, 1972).
[44] Margaret Dial Norwood and Charles S. Norwood, Capt. John Norwood and Mary Warren Norwood: A Family History (Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1979).
[45] A marriage record for Rev. Timothy Chamberlaine has not been discovered. I have concluded she was Mary Broughton based (1) on the fact that Mary is known from family wills and letters to have married a Chamberlaine, (2) Mary’s sister Alethia married at the Church where he served as Rector in 1691, and (3) Christiana Broughton, probably Mary’s sister, witnessed Rev. Timothy Chamberlaine’s 1697 will.
[46] John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Vol. 1 (Cambridge, 1922), 317, https://archive.org/stream/alumnicantabrigipt1vol1univiala#page/316/mode/2up ; John Nichols, The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester (1800; reprint, East Ardsley, UK: S.R. Publishers Limited, 1971), Vol. 3, Part I, p. 395, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000032377095;view=1up;seq=301 : Timothy Chamberlaine, presented to Brooksby, 11 December 1680, patron: Sir William Villiers, Bt.
[47] Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f15-0818-gb-lec-goadby-de1217-1-baptisms-marriages--burials-1656-1794%2f00024 : 1697/8 Jan 22: Mr: [Timothy written in] Chamberlain: Rector Buryed; John Nichols, The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester (1795; reprint, East Ardsley, UK: S.R. Publishers Limited, 1971), Vol. 2, Part I, p. 197, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000032377071;view=1up;seq=283 : Baptisms of Mary, Villerya, and Anne Chamberlain; burial of Timothy Chamberlain, rector.
[48] Archdeaconry Court of Leicester, original wills, 1698:139, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102616169%2f00403 .
[49] Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, parish registers, findmypast, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f102144184%2f00143&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fbap%2f00226912&highlights=%22%22 : 1689 Oct, John Son of [Mr written in] Timothy Chamberlain of Burton [Clerk written in] Gentl[eman] by Mary bp. 18.
[50] Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f15-0818-gb-lec-goadby-de1217-1-baptisms-marriages--burials-1656-1794%2f00021 : Mary Chamberlain the daughter of Mr [Timothy Chamberlain written in] Rector and Mary his wife was baptized May the 4th.
[51] Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f15-0818-gb-lec-goadby-de1217-1-baptisms-marriages--burials-1656-1794%2f00022 : 1693, Villerya Chamberlaine Born the 20th of October.
[52] Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f15-0818-gb-lec-goadby-de1217-1-baptisms-marriages--burials-1656-1794%2f00023 : Anne the daughter of Timothy Chamberlain and Mary his wife was Baptized Aprill the 3th 1696.
[53] London St Dunstan in the West, parish registers, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1624/31281_A101488-00039?pid=9824627 : 1718 November 15[?] Thomas Inett of M of wirksworth Bachelour & Ann Chamberlaine of R… Spinster were maried by Licence. Image difficult to read.
[54] John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Vol. 2 (Cambridge, 1922), 447, https://archive.org/stream/p1alumnicantabri02univuoft#page/447/mode/1up .
[55] PCC 16 Lisle (1749), folios 125-126, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311636-00617 .
[56] Papers of Crust Todd and Mills, Solicitors, of Beverley, Hull History Centre, U DDCV/208/7, 12 May 1753; Appointment: Alethea, widow of Rev. George Longmire of Owthorne to Peter Acklom of Hornsea gent. £300 under Will of his aunt Lydia Broughton spinster (i.e. £100 to Rev. John Mackereth of Owthorne and his wife Anna Maria (daughter of A.L.); and £100 each at death of A.L. to her sons Thomas and Peter Reaston). Witn. James Moor, Richard Preston, William Harrison. With a relative Agreement, 6 November 1754 1 item
[57] Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, parish registers, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbprs%2fleics%2f15-0818-gb-lec-goadby-de1217-1-baptisms-marriages--burials-1656-1794%2f00021&parentid=gbprs%2fleics%2fmar%2f00355966%2f2 : 1691 June 29, Tho[ma]s Accalam and Alletheal Broughtton Maryed.
[58] Ostwick Quaker Monthly Meeting, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=tna%2frg6%2f1363%2f0%2f0092&parentid=tna%2frg6%2fbap%2f1660923&highlights=%22%22 : Thomas Sonn to Peter Acklam of Hornsey & Alce his wife Borne the 8th day of the first Month [March] in the yeare 1661.
[59] Bridlington Quaker Monthly Meeting, http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=tna%2frg6%2f1119%2f0%2f0133&parentid=tna%2frg6%2fbur%2f809185&highlights=%22%22 : Thomas Acklam of Dringo was buried ye 8th of ye 11th mo: 1699.
[60] George Poulson and William Dade, The History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness … (Hull, 1840-1841), 1:333-335, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015086596445;view=1up;seq=387 .
[61] D. E. Huger Smith, ‘Broughton Letters,’ The South Carolina Historical Magazine 15 (1914):171-196, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575406 : Reaston is mistakenly identified as a son-in-law of Hon. Thomas Broughton in a footnote on p. 188.
[62] Tunstall, Yorkshire, parish registers, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/YORKSHIRE/007909252/01097&parentid=GBPRS/YORKSHIRE/MAR/500162029/1 : 1732 Dec 26, George Longmire Curate of Tunstall and Aletheia Reaston of the Parish of Owthorpe Widow, were married in the Parish Church of Tunstall; Tunstall, Yorkshire, bishop’s transcripts, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBPRS/YORKSHIRE/007588019/00045&parentid=GBPRS/YORKSHIRE/MAR/212685/1 .
[63] John Venn and J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part I, Vol. 3 (Cambridge, 1924), 104, https://archive.org/stream/p1alumnicantabri03univuoft#page/104/mode/1up .
[64] Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, 1884), 95, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=99 : John Ashby Esq. d. Nov. 30, 1716.
[65] Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 95, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=99 : Constancia Ashby, widow of John Ashby, d. Jan. 20, 1720.
[66] Henry A. M. Smith, ‘The Baronies of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 1917):3-36, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569413 .
[67] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Ashby, John, Jr. (d. 1716),’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:41-42.
[68] Searched Charleston and South Carolina will indices.
[69] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Ashby, John (1698-1729),’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:41; Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 25, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=29 ..
[70] Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 25 (marriage), https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=29, 64-65 (children), https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=68 .
[71] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Le Jau Francis (1695-1758?),’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), Vol. 2; Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 25, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=29 .
[72] ‘Six Letters of Peter Manigault,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 15 (1914):113-123, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575397 ; Maurice A. Crouse, ‘Gabriel Manigault: Charleston Merchant,’ South Carolina Historical Magazine 68 (October 1967):220-231; Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Manigault, Gabriel,’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), Vol. 2; Nicholas Michael Butler, ‘Manigault, Gabriel (April 21, 1704-June 5, 1781),’ South Carolina Encyclopedia, http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entries/manigault-gabriel-2/ ; Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 25, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=29 .
[73] Walter B. Edgar and N. Louise Bailey, ‘Ashby, Thomas,’ Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Columbia, S.C., 1989), 2:42-43; Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 25, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t50g3z37f;view=1up;seq=29 .
[74] Letter from Son Peter Manigault to Hon. Madam, London, 4 July 1750, published in ‘Six Letters of Peter Manigault,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 15 (1914):113-123 at pp. 115-117, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575397 : ‘Your Aunt Broughton died the 28th of May last [1750]; By her Death, some Money which was left by her Sister, will come to be divided betwixt you, & the rest of her Brothers & Sister’s Children: Mr Johnson is her Executor, & I believe will get considerable by her Death. As she was a Quaker, she was buried very privately, for nobody besides myself, except the People of the House was at her Funeral.’
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SIR NATHANIEL JOHNSON, Knt., Gov. of Leeward Islands (1686-1689), Proprietary Gov. of South Carolina (1703-1709); of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland; Kibblesworth, Lamesley Parish, County Durham; Barbados; Antigua; Charleston, South Carolina; and Silk Hope Plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina; b. 1644 (aged 21 in 1666,[1] age 61 in 1705)[2]; bur. Silk Hope Plantation, South Carolina, 2 July 1712;[3] m. Little Casterton, Rutland, 7 March 1670/1, JOANNA or JANE OVERTON.[4] Post-nuptial marriage settlement, 30 Aug 1671.[5] She d. a prisoner of the French, 1689 or 1690.[6]

Johnson was knighted (1680), created a cassique (1686) and landgrave (1703).

Dynasty of Colonial Governors

SUBJECT: Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Gov. of Leeward Islands (1686-1689), Proprietary Gov. of South Carolina (1703-1709)[7]
--NEPHEW: Col. Nathaniel Blakiston, Gov. of Montserrat (1689-1695), Gov. of Maryland (1698-1701)[8]
--NIECE’S HUSBAND: Col. Edward Nott, Deputy Gov. of Virginia (1705-1706)[9]
--SON: Robert Johnson, Esq., Gov. of South Carolina (1717-1719), Royal Gov. of South Carolina (1730-1735)[10]
--SON-IN-LAW: Hon. Col. Thomas Broughton, Lt. Gov. of South Carolina (1731-1735), Acting Gov. of South Carolina (1735-1737)[11]

William, Robert, Ann, and Margaret Johnson [children of Sir Nathaniel Johnson], legatees in grandmother Margaret Johnson’s 1681 will.[12] Joanna or Jane Overton legatee in grandfather John Overton’s will.[13] Legatee in her father Robert Overton’s will. Her husband Nathaniel Johnson executed Robert Overton’s will.[14]

In June and July 1689, Sir Nathaniel Johnson’s family left the Caribbean in two separate voyages. His wife and children left first for England.[6] He then sailed for South Carolina.[15] The vessel carrying his family was captured by the French. Years later, son Robert reported they were taken prisoners, ‘suffering great losses and privations, and were kept in confinement upwards of a year, under which his mother died.’[6]

Portraits survive for both Sir Nathaniel Johnson[2] and his wife.[16] His will does not survive, but other documents indicate that [his son-in-law] Thomas Broughton[17] and son Robert Johnson served as executors.[6]

Children of Nathaniel Johnson by Joanna or Jane Overton:

I. CAPT. WILLIAM JOHNSON of H.M. Ship Lizard, d. as a bachelor, 1701.[18] Legatee in grandmother Margaret Johnson’s 1681 will.[12] In 1723, Robert Johnson reminisced that ‘His brother also died in the East Indies, commander of a man-of-war, under King William.’[6] On 10 October 1701, administration of William Johnson’s estate was granted to [his uncle] Fairfax Overton, attorney for Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knt., now in Carolina, father of the defunct.[18]

II. ANNE JOHNSON, bp. Kibblesworth, Lamesley Parish, Durham, 18 August 1673;[19] m. HON. COL. THOMAS BROUGHTON. Legatee in grandmother Margaret Johnson’s 1681 will.[12]

II. ROBERT JOHNSON, Esq., Gov. of South Carolina (1717-1719), First Royal Gov. of South Carolina (1730-1735); b. 1676 (in 59th year, 1735);[20] d. Charleston, South Carolina, 3 May 1735;[21] bur. vault in St. Philip’s Church, Charleston.[22] Married first cousin MARGARET BONNER.[23] Margaret, b. 1687 (aged 45 years, 1732), daughter of Joseph Bonner by Priscilla Johnson, d. 5 July 1732.[24]

R.P. Sherman published a biography of Robert Johnson: Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (1966).[25]

Additional genealogical details:

Legatee in grandmother Margaret Johnson’s 1681 will.[12]

For his appointment as Governor in 1716/7, [his uncle] Andrew Broughton and [his wife’s brother] William Bonner were sureties. A character statement was made by [his first cousin?] Col. [Nathaniel?] Blakiston.[26]

Robert Johnson “sold Kibblesworth in 1729 on his appointment as governor of South Carolina; and no other member of the family sat in Parliament.[27]

Will of Robert Johnson Governour of His Majesty’s Province of South Carolina being sick and weak in body
Will dated: 21 Dec 1734
Will proved: 9 Aug 1735 issued forth a Commission to Robert Johnson Esqr. the natural and lawfull son and residuary Legatee; Archibald Hutcheson, John Schutz and John Cooke Esqrs and Phebe Bonner the executors and residuary Legatees in Trust for Estate of deceased in Great Britain and Ireland first renouncing
Desires body to be placed as near my dear deceased wife as possible
Eldest son: Robert Johnson Silk Hope Plantation, New Kibblesworth Plantation, together 5518 acres; land called the Point near Charles Town 146 acres; lot of Ground on the Bay in Charles Town which I purchased of Mr Samuel Wragg of London; ⅓ part of 8000 acres tract in Granville County (give each of his brothers a ⅓ part); 4570 acres part of the Barony near Seewee and ½ of personal estate of slaves, livestock, etc. … after his arrival into this province of South Carolina; estate in Great Britain and Ireland; to sell the Plantation on the Point near Charles Town; recommend my Plantation of Silk Hope or New Kibblesworth to be the place of his Mansion
Second son: Nathaniel at age 21, 4570 acres part of my said Barony near Seawee; other plantation called the Tryal 200 acres; 1500 acres I purchased of my Overseer aforenamed; 500 acres I purchased of Edward Crispe; 1130 acres Mount Pleasant which I purchased of my said dear Brother Collo. Thomas Broughton; Lot of Ground on the Bay of Charles Town which I lately purchased of Mr Crokatt and ½ of personal estate of slaves, livestock, etc.; £1000 sterling money of Great Britain
Youngest son: Thomas at age 21, to be educated and placed out to a profession or business; 2860 acres of my said Barony near Seewee; Plantation the Salt ponds 1700; £1000 sterling money of Great Britain
Brother-in-law: Thomas Broughton and Nephews Nathaniel Broughton and Andrew Broughton and Kinsman Gabriel Manigault
Brother-in-law: Archibald Hutchinson Esqr.
Kinsman: John Schutz[?] Esqr.
Kinsman: John Cooke Esqr.
Sister-in-law: Phebe Bonner
Estate in Great Britain and Ireland
Daughters: Margaret and Mary £25 annuities each for maintenance and education until age 21 or marriage; £1500 SC money each at that time; £1500 Great Britain money
Said daughter: Margaret, Cloaths, Watches, Rings, Necklaces, Jewels, Linnen, Lace and other personal Ornaments that lately belonged to my dear wife now deceased; Negroe House Wench called Hannah and other slaves
Said daughter: Mary, slaves
I also will and desire my Executors to order an Escutcheon of marble to be Erected on the Column in the Church of Charles Town near my Grave with the names and ages of my dear wife and myself Inscribed thereon and the respective days of Our Nativity and mortality
Executors of my estate in South Carolina: afore named Thomas Broughton, Nathaniel Broughton and Andrew Broughton and Gabriel Manigault
Executors of my estate in Great Britain and Ireland: Archibald Hutcheson, John Schutz, John Cook and Phoebe Bonner
Witnesses: G: Anson, Jas. Lloyd, Jno. Fenwick, Andw. Rutlidge[28]

Marble tablet inscription in St Philip’s Church, Charleston (no longer exists):

Near this place lyes the body of His Excellency Robert Johnson, Esquire, His Majesty’s First Captain-General, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, and Vice Admiral of this Province, after the purchase thereof from the Lords Proprietors, who dyed the 3d day of May, Annoque Domini, 1735, aged 58 years. To whose memory the General Assembly gave this marble to be erected as a mark of peculiar esteem and gratitude for his mild, just and generous administration. And beside him lyes his beloved consort, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, an amiable, sensible lady, of exemplary piety, charity, and oeconomy, who dyed the 5th day of July, Annoque Domini 1732, aged 45 years.[21]

Issue: (i) Robert Johnson, Esq. (eldest son, residing in Great Britain, 1734;[28] ‘cousin Robert Johnson of the Parish of Saint Pauls Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex Esquire’ appointed executor to first cousin Lydia Broughton’s 1749/50 will;[29] Robert Johnson, late of St Paul, Covent Garden, Middx, now of Sandy, [Beds], Esq. conveyed Wroxhill Manor in 1761.[30] Letter;[31] bur. Sandy, Bedfordshire, 15 April 1769);[32] (ii) Nathaniel Johnson, Esq. (under 21, 1734;[28] bur. within St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, 20 December 1737),[33] (iii) Thomas Johnson (under 21, 1734;[28] b. Charleston, 13 Nov 1722),[34] (iv) Margaret Johnson (under 21, 1734);[28] m. prenuptial agreement dated 26 September 1739, Henry Izard, Gent. [grandson of GATEWAY Ralph Izard (1660-1710) who will appear in a forthcoming book by Gary Boyd Roberts);[43] (v) Mary Johnson (under 21, 1734;[28] b. Charleston, 27 May 1724;[35] and (vi) Mr. William Johnson (d. Charleston, August 1732, bur. St. Philip’s Parish).[36]

IV. MARGARET JOHNSON, b. by 1681, legatee in grandmother Margaret Johnson’s will.[12] She is not explicitly described as Nathaniel’s daughter in her grandmother’s will; however, Margaret’s only other son was William, who would have been about 20 at the time, and is an unlikely father. -- see Unsolved Questions below for possible spouse.

KEY GENEALOGICAL DOCUMENTS

1666 Durham Visitation[37] https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=msu.31293008505228;view=1up;seq=205

LAMESLEY, 1671, Aug. 30. Settlement after marriage of Nathaniell Johnson (elder son of William Johnson) and Joanna, his now wife, daughter of Robert Overton, between (1) William Johnson of Kibblesworth, merchant; (2) Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth castle, bt., John Clarke of Newcastle, esq., Robert Overton of Easington, co. York, and Andrew Broughton of Seaton, co. Rutland, esq.; and (3) William Dawson of London, gent., and John Carr of Newcastle, merchant. Manor of Kibblesworth.[5]
COMMENTARY: William Johnson of Kibblesworth, merchant is Nathaniel’s father. Andrew Broughton of Seaton, co. Rutland, esq., is the husband of Joanna Overton’s sister Anne Overton. John Carr of Newcastle, merchant is married to Nathaniel’s sister Abigail Johnson.

21 & 22 Aug 1676 Indentures of Lease and Release. Said Joseph Bonner of the 1st part, said William Johnson & Nathaniel Johnson of Kibblesworth Esqr & Thomas Ledgard of Newcastle Gent of 2nd part & John Pringle of Newcastle M.D. & John Carr of same place Merchant of the 3rd part.
Marriage Settlement between Joseph Bonner and Priscilla Johnson Daughter of the said William Johnson. £1100 her Marriage portion. Alnwick Castle [38]
COMMENTARY: William Johnson is Nathaniel and Priscilla’s father and father-in-law to Joseph Bonner and John Carr.

Sir Nathaniel’s Coat of Arms[39]
http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/njohnson.html

Sir Nathaniel’s father’s will:
Will of Wm Johnson of NewCastle upon Tine Marchant
Will dated: 24 Jan 1678/9 in St Anthonys [Newcastle upon Tyne]
Will proved: [1679] by oath of Margaret Johnson widow and relict
Requests burial under gravestone in St Nicholas Church
Wife: Margrett Johnson, lands, goods, chattells, bonds, bills, and shippings, and all my concerns in the East India Company; her part in the Lead mines in Westmorland and Cumberland and Northumberland or elsewhere with the Colyery
Children and grandchildren (not named)
Bequests to Doctor Gilpin’s Church and Mr Durants with Nicholas and Allhollows
Son: John Carr to assist my wife
Son: Wm Johnson £1000 and bond of £312 which Mr Joseph Bonner is to pay him
Money matters concerning Mathew Blunt and Leonard Johnson
Witnesses: Joseph Bonner, Leonard Johnson, Walter Atcheson
Signed: Wm Johnson
(Consistory Court of Durham, DPRI/1/1679/J7/3, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DR33-XH1?cc=2358715)
COMMENTARY: Nathaniel Johnson is not identified by name in his father’s will.

Sir Nathaniel’s mother’s will:[12]
Will of Margarett Johnson of Kiblesworth in the County of Durham Widdow
Will dated: 18 Aug 1681
Will proved: [wrapper] 1682
Son: William Johnson; recites his inheritance from will of his father Will[ia]m Johnson deceased (£3000 to be used to purchase lands); in default of issue, his inheritance to descend to my Son S[i]r Nathanaell Johnson and the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten
Children of my Son S[i]r Nathanaell Johnson (not named)
Grandchildren (list one): William Johnson, Robert Johnson, Ann Johnson & Margaret Johnson £80 each
Grandchildren (list two): Nathanaell Blakiston, Robert Blakiston & Margarett Blakiston £80 each
Grandchildren (list three): John Carr, Richard Carr, Mary Carr, Margret Carr & Dorothy Carr and Nathanaell Shepard £80 each
Grandchildren (list four): Will[ia]m Brisco, John Brisco, Margret Brisco & Thomas Brisco £80 each
Grandchildren (list five): Thomas Bonner, Margret Bonner & Grace Bonner £80 each
Executors in trust: Richard Gilpin of Scaileby in the County of Cumberland Doct[o]r of Phisick, Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth Castle Esqr., My Son in law John Blakiston of Newcastle upon Tine Councell[o]r at Law and my Son in Law John Carr of newcastle upon Tine merchant £5 each
Witnesses: Rob[er]t Leere, Thomas Sanderson, Tho: Mulcaster, Jno Atkinson
Signed: Margret johnson
Probate bond, dated 8 Sep 1682, bondsmen: John Blakiston, of Newcastle upon Tine, Esq. and John Carr of the same place, Merchant

Sir Nathaniel’s brother-in-law’s will:[40]
Will of John Carr of Newcastle upon Tine m[e]rchant Sick in Body
Will dated: 12 November 1682
Will proved: [wrapper] 1682
Requests to be interred w[i]thout ostentation
Wife: Abigaill Carr all my householde stuffe plaite Bookes horses watch (mother of John’s children), residuary legatee, executrix
Son: John Carr £400 (under age 24)
Son: Richard Carr £400 (under age 24)
Son: Nathanaell Carr £500; not considered in his grandmother’s will (under age to be put out to a traide); £500
Daughter: Mary Carr £300 (under age 21)
Daughter: Margaret Carr £250 (under age 21)
Daughter: Dorothy Carr £250 (under age 21)
In Confidence yt [that] my chill[dren] will receive what is allotted them by theire grand mothers will before my Son John be fitt to putt out to traide ...
Supervisors: John Blakiston of Newcastle Esqr, Mr Thomas Shepard of London m[e]rchant Bro[the]rs in Law and Mr Henry Hudson of Newbegin in Northumb[e]rl[an]d
Profitts ariseing by Whitley Collyry Shildon Lead worke (ye newtryall at reddeane) and Byker Moore Collyery
What money will be due to our children by mother Johnsons will
Witnesses: Tho Mulcaster, Jno Atkinson, James Thompson
Signed: Jno Carr, wax seal

1689 June 22, ‘Copy of John Burrowe’s narrative sent to Lord Nottingham by Mr. Henley of Bristol.’ A short assortment of hearsay statements against Sir Nathaniel Johnson; that he had openly declared his intention to give up the Island to the French; that his son-in-law was a papist in disguise, and so forth.[41]

PCC Admon Act Book, 1701, folio 172, William Johnson, late captain of H.M. Ship Lizard, bachelor, deceased. Administration 10 October 1701 to Fairfax Overton, attorney for Sir Nathaniel Johnson, Knt., now in Carolina, father of the defunct.[18]

PCC Admon Act Book, 1709, folio 14, 21 January 1708/9 administration of said Captain William Johnson granted to Robert Johnson, son of and attorney for the father Sir Nathaniel Johnson Johnson [sic], Kt., now in Carolina, for use of said Sir Nathaniel Nicholson [sic], former grant in October 1701 to Fairfax Overton, attorney for said Sir Nathaniel Overton [sic], having expired by death of said Fairfax overton. [This extraordinary record, with three futile attempts to inscribe the name of Sir Nathaniel Johnson correctly, must have been made after a very special lunch of the proctors of Doctors Commons. - L W].[18]

UNSOLVED QUESTIONS

There is a contention that Sir Nathaniel Johnson had a daughter Margaret who married Jonah Lynch, another early settler of South Carolina. Sir Nathaniel does appear to have had a daughter named Margaret (see above). I haven’t seen any records identifying her husband. Jonah and Margaret had a son, Capt. Johnson Lynch. I do not know if this is true or false, or what evidence exists, other than a potential naming pattern, but would be interested in hearing if there is any proof to substantiate this idea.[43]

Gov. Robert Johnson remembers his brother-in-law Archibald Hutchinson, Esq. in his 1734 will. Hutchinson was one of his executors in trust he asked to handle his estate in Great Britain and Ireland (meaning he wasn’t in the colonies in 1734). Was Archibald married to a sister of Robert? Is this man identical to Archibald Hutcheson, Esq., (c.1659-1740), of Middle Temple; M.P. from Hastings (1713-1727)? A London lawyer would be an ideal executor. Archibald had served as Attorney General of the Leeward Islands (1688-1702) and Lord of Trade (Dec. 1714-Jan. 1716).[44] In his will, he makes a bequest to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and remembers many Irish relatives, but mentions no recognizable members of the Johnson family.[45]

REFERENCES:

[1] ‘Johnston of Kibblesworth,’ 18 August 1666, Joseph Foster, ed., Pedigrees Recorded at the Visitations of the County Palatine of Durham 1575, 1615, 1666 (London, 1887), 193, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=msu.31293008505228;view=1up;seq=205 : Nathaniel Johnson, aged 21 years, 18 Aug. 1666 [date of recording, not birthdate], son of William Johnston of Kibblesworth in co. pal. Durham, aged [blank] 18 Aug., 1666 and Margaret, dau of Wm. Sherwood of Newcastle upon Tyne; Robert Surtees, ‘Pedigree of Johnson, of Kibblesworth’ in ‘Chapelry of Lamesley,’ The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (London, 1820), Vol. 2, pp. 207-218, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/antiquities-durham/vol2/pp207-218 : Nathaniel Johnson, of Kibblesworth, aet. 21, 1666, living, and a Knt. 1681, M.P. for Newcastle on Tyne 31 Car. II and 2 Jac. II sometime Govern[o]r of the Leeward Islands under James II and afterwards Governor of Carolina 1703, married [blank]. Son: Robert Johnson, Esq. living 1702-3 and 1715. Anne, bapt. 18 Aug 167… Footnote: This loaded coat is said in Guillim (edit. 1724), fo. 171, to be borne by ‘Nathaniel Johnson, of Kiblesworth, in the Bishopric of Durham, Gent. chief farmer of the chimney-money of his Majesty for the four Northern Counties.’ Do the flaming towers allude to his sooty profits, the Denarii fumales?
[2] Charles K. Bolton, The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad (Boston, Mass., 1919), 2:603-604, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082541347;view=1up;seq=299 : Portrait of Sir Nathaniel Johnson; The canvas is inscribed: Aetatis 61: Aprill 7th 1705.
[3] Robert F. Clute, The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884 (Charleston, S.C., 1884), 102, https://archive.org/stream/annalsparishregi00stth#page/102/mode/1up : Johnson, Nathan’l, Rt. Hon. Sir, buried July 2, 1712, Silk Hope.
[4] Little Casterton, Rutland, parish registers, findmypast, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102323514/00034&parentid=GBPRS/LEICS/MAR/00283250/1 : Nathaniell Johnson Esq: and Mrs Jane Overton were married March: 7th 1670[/1].
[5] Lamesley in ‘The Coleman Deeds,’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 3rd Ser., 9 (1919-1920; published 1921):161, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044090394941;view=1up;seq=201 :
[6] Collections of the South Carolina Historical Society (Charleston, S.C., 1859), 3:280-281, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924089347821;view=1up;seq=288 : Case of Robert Johnson, esq., late Governor of South Carolina … Mr. Johnson was at great expense in transporting his family to Carolina … his father, who preceded him in this same government, was successful in attacking and defeating the French and Spaniards … his said father was before that, General of the Leeward Islands … his mother and her children returning to England from the Leeward islands, were taken prisoners by the French, suffering great losses and privations, and were kept in confinement upwards of a year, under which his mother died. His brother also died in the East Indies, commander of a man-of-war, under King William; J.W. Fortescue, Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 13, 1689-1692 (London, 1901), 57-76. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol13/pp57-76 :27 June 1689, Sir N. Johnson’s family embarks for England today.
[7] Henry A.M. Smith, ‘The Baronies of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 1910):193-202, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575280 ; Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 1911):109-117; JSTOR , http://www.jstor.org/stable/27575303 ; Mabel L. Webber, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson and His Son Robert Governors of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 4 (October 1937):109-115, JSTOR , http://www.jstor.org/stable/27571509 ; Richard P. Sherman, Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C., 1966), 4-7; Alexander Moore, ‘Johnson, Nathaniel’, ANB 10:111; J.H. Lewis, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson Governor of Carolina Province 1703 to 1709,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/njohnson.html ; ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson,’ Halsey Map, Preservation Society of Charleston, http://www.halseymap.com/flash/gov-detail.asp?polID=90 ; Gilliam Hampson, ‘Johnson, Nathaniel (c.1645-1713),’ in B.D. Henning, ed., The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1660-1690 (1983), http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/johnson-nathaniel-1645-1713 .
[8] Christopher Johnston, ‘Blakistone Family,’ Maryland Historical Magazine 2 (1907):61, https://books.google.com/books?id=N8o1AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61 ; Eveline Cruickshanks, ‘Blakiston, Nathaniel (d. 1722), of Black Callerton, Northumb. and Feltham, Mdx.,’ in R. Sedgwick, ed., The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970), http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/blakiston-nathaniel-1722 ; Edward C. Papenfuse et al, ‘Blakiston, Nathaniel (ca. 1663-1722),’ A Biographical Directory of the Maryland Legislature (Baltimore, Md., 1979, 1985), 1:136-137, http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000426/html/am426--136.html ; Robert W. Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore, Md., 1999), 58, RA 1:383; RD600:167, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49324/FLHG_RoyalDescentsof600Immigrants-0271/93728 .
[9] Lyon Gardiner Tyler, ‘Nott, Edward,’ Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (New York, 1915), 1:57, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044021203278;view=1up;seq=77 ; Edward C. Papenfuse et al, ‘Blakiston, Nathaniel (ca. 1663-1722),’ A Biographical Directory of the Maryland Legislature (Baltimore, Md., 1979, 1985), 1:136-137, http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000426/html/am426--136.html ; RA 1:383.
[10] See Robert Johnson’s section.
[11] For Thomas Broughton, see 26 August 2017 post.
[12] Will of Margarett Johnson, 1682, Consistory Court of Durham, Original Will, DPR/I/1/1682/J7/1-3, https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11005-132030-48 .
[13] Will of John Overton, PCC 489 Alchin (1654), f. 214, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_310298-00431/594232 .
[14] Will of Robert Overton, PCC 8 King (1679), f. 64, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_310572-00138/954543 .
[15] J.W. Fortescue, Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 13, 1689-1692 (London, 1901), 100-113, British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol13/pp100-113 : 1689 July 31, Lieutenant-General Christopher Codrington to Lords of Trade and Plantations. Sir Nathaniel Johnson sailed for South Carolina on the 25th, having commissioned me Lieutenant-General of the Leeward Islands.
[16] Richard P. Sherman, Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1966), 59.
[17] Thomas Broughton was executor to Nathaniell Johnson, 1715
Judgment Roll, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=157649 .
[18] Lothrop Withington, ‘South Carolina Gleanings in England,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 4 (1903):288, https://www.jstor.org/stable/27575041?seq=3#page_scan_tab_contents .
[19] Kibblesworth, Lamesley Parish, Durham, parish registers, Durham Records Online, https://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/ : Ann Johnson, bp. 1673, daughter of Nathaniel Johnson [viewing the actual entry requires payment]; Robert Surtees, ‘Pedigree of Johnson, of Kibblesworth’ in ‘Chapelry of Lamesley,’ The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (London, 1820), Vol. 2, pp. 207-218, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/antiquities-durham/vol2/pp207-218 : Anne Johnson, bapt. 18 Aug 167_ [no year given in transcript].
[20] A.S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, South Carolina, 1917), 8-9, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn4wba;view=1up;seq=12 :
On Saturday last between twelve and one o’Clock died, after a long and lingering Sickness, His Excellency Robert Johnson Esq; Captain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over this his Majesty’s Province, and was decently interred on Monday last in a Vault near the Altar in Charles-Town Church. His Pall was supported by the Gentlemen of the Council, and his Corps was attended to the Grave by the Lower House of Assembly, headed by their Speaker, and a numerous Body of Gentlemen and Ladies who came from all Parts of the Province, where timely Notice could be had of his death, to pay their last Respects to one whom they might justly look upon as their common Father. The Troop and the two Compagnies of Charles-Town Foot appeared on this melancholy Occasion, to add to the Solemnity of the Procession. The principal Mourners were his Excellency’s two Sons and two Daughters, his Brother in Law Thomas Broughton Esq; our present Governor, and his Family. His Excellency died in the 59th Year of his Age, and in the 5th of his Government. He had on his Advancement disposed of all his Patrimony in England, so that his Interest might concur with his Inclinations in promoting the Welfare of that Country his Majesty had done him the Honour to intrust him with the Care of, and accordingly always kept up a good Correspondence with the Assembly, as they were all fully convinced by the whole Tenor of his Conduct, that the Interest of the Province lay principally at his Heart. But it will be needless to enlarge upon a Life & Character so well known, and which have render’d his Death so universally and deservedly lamented over the whole Province. (South Carolina Gazette, Charleston, S.C., Saturday, 10 May 1735).
[21] Richard P. Sherman, Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C., 1966), 189; Frederick Dalcho, An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina (Charleston, S.C., 1820), p. 122n, https://archive.org/stream/cu31924104036219#page/n135/mode/1up ; The Political State of Great Britain 49 (1735):664, https://books.google.com/books?id=qnlYAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA664&lpg=PA664 : 1735 May 3d, Died at Charlestown in South Carolina, his Excellency Robert Johnson Esq; Governor of that Province.
[22] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 274, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/245/mode/1up : 1735 May 5th: Then was buried His Excellence Robert Johnson Esq[ui]r[e] Gov[erno]r.
[23] Alexander Moore, ‘Johnson, Robert (1676?–1735)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/68689 ; a proof argument regarding the identity of his wife will be presented in a future post about the Bonner family.
[24] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 238, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/238/mode/1up : 1732 July 3: Then was buried Madam Johnson, the Govern[o]r Wife ; A.S. Salley, Death Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 (Columbia, S.C., 1917), 6, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/27040/dvm_LocHist011492-00004-0/2 : On Sunday last, at the Seat of the Hon. Col. Broughton, President of his Majesty’s Council for this Province, died Madam Johnson, his Excellency the Governor’s Lady; after a pretty long Indisposition. She was a Lady so remarkable for the good Qualities of a Wife and Mother, that his Excellency’s Loss can be supported only by that happy and steady Disposition of Mind He himself is Master of. By all her amiable Qualities, in Life, she had gained the universal Esteem of this Province, and consequently her Death proves a General Concern; which was in some Measure testified by the Number of Persons, of all Ranks, that paid their last Respects at her Funeral, which Ceremony was performed in the Church at Charleston, in the most handsome Manner that possibly it could. We hear that most People design, on this Occasion, to put themselves in Mourning. (South Carolina Gazette, Charleston, S.C., Saturday, 8 July 1732).
[25] Richard P. Sherman, Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C., 1966); see also A. D. Watson, ‘Johnson, Robert’, ANB; J.D. Lewis, ‘Robert Johnson,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/rjohnson.html ; Alexander Moore, ‘Johnson, Robert (1676?–1735)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/68689; ‘Robert Johnson,’ Halsey Map, Preservation Society of Charleston, http://www.halseymap.com/flash/gov-detail.asp?polID=93 .
[26] Richard P. Sherman, Robert Johnson: Proprietary & Royal Governor of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C., 1966), 1-2; K.H. Ledward, Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations, Volume 3, March 1715-October 1718 (London, 1924), 200-207, British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/jrnl-trade-plantations/vol3/pp200-207 .
[27] Gilliam Hampson, ‘Johnson, Nathaniel (c.1645-1713),’ in B.D. Henning, ed., The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1660-1690 (1983), http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/johnson-nathaniel-1645-1713
[28] Will of Robert Johnson, PCC 172 Ducie (1735), f. 259-263, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311176-00304/56559 .
[29] Will of Lydia Broughton, PCC 146 Bettesworth (1752), f. 120-122, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_309899-00680/265897 .
[30] Conveyance, Edwards to Johnson, 1755, X668/63, Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/cd9ff585-1c9e-406a-95a8-3cf993f2e53b ; Conveyance, Johnson to Brown, 1761, X668/64, Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/904cfee5-3ebc-443c-8883-4db3fe14a84d .
[31] Letter, Robert Johnson, Sandy, Bedfordshire to Hon. George Townshend, 15 February 1759/60, https://books.google.com/books?id=o4zSAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396 .
[32] Sandy, Bedfordshire, parish register transcripts, FreeREG, https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5817acc6e93790ec7541cc46?search_id=59a4f2cc33045b338b154f52&ucf=false : 1769 Apr 15, Buried Rob Johnson Esq. NWM: Didn’t find a will for him in PCC or Archdeaconry of Bedford.
[33] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 253, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/253/mode/1up : 1737 Decr 20th: Then was Buried Nathaniel Johnson Esqr: in the Church.
[34] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 58, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/58/mode/1up : 1722 Novr 13th: Thomas, son of Robert Johnson Esq: & Margaret his Wife, was born ; 106, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/106/mode/1up : 1721/2 Janry 4th: Thos. Johnson; Thomas, Son of Robert Johnson Esqr: & Margaret his Wife was Baptized. NWM: Do these references represent one child named Thomas, with the baptism actually occurring in 1722/3 or two separate children with the same name?
[35] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 61, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/61/mode/1up : 1724 May 27: Mary the Daughter of Robert Johnson Esqr. & Margaret his Wife was Born.
[36] A.S. Salley, Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina, 1720-1758 (Charleston, S.C., 1904), 240, https://archive.org/stream/registerofstphil00stph#page/239/mode/1up : 1732 August: Then was buried Mr. Wm. Johnson The Govern[o]rs Son.
[37] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at the Visitations of the County Palatine of Durham 1575, 1615, 1666 (London, 1887), 193, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=msu.31293008505228;view=1up;seq=205 .
[38] John Gray Bell, Collections Biographical and Genealogical Relating to [Various Families] in Durham and Northumberland, MSS., https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-BWPW-K?mode=g&cat=542829 .
[39] J.H. Lewis, ‘Sir Nathaniel Johnson Governor of Carolina Province 1703 to 1709,’ Carolana, http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Governors/njohnson.html .
[40] Will of John Carr, 1682, Consistory Court of Durham, Original Wills, 1682/C3/1-2,
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-631S-WG1?cc=2358715 .
[41] J.W. Fortescue, Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 13, 1689-1692 (London, 1901), 57-76, British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol13/pp57-76 .
[42] ‘Izard of South Carolina,’ The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 2 (1901):205-240, https://books.google.com/books?id=9pRIAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205 .
[43] Jeff Carter, Ancestors of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter (Jefferson, N.C., 2012), 156-158, https://books.google.com/books?id=tdtVDX2zG38C&pg=PA156&lpg=PA156 : Carter states the Lynches are ancestors of the First Lady.
[44] Eveline Cruickshanks, ‘Hutcheson, Archibald (c.1659-1740), of the Middle Temple and Golden Sq., Middlesex,’ in R. Sedgwick, The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970), http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/hutcheson-archibald-1659-1740 .
[45] Will of Archibald Hutcheson, Esq., PCC 227-228 Browne (1740), f. 197-200, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5111/40611_311197-00132/446633 .
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The Aletha Acclom mentioned as another sister (of Thomas, Andrew, Christiana, and Lydia Broughton) must be the one shown as "Aletheia ***" married to Thomas Acklam in the pedigree below. (Note that Thomas Acklam/Acclom would have been a kinsman of Mrs. Margaret Estouteville Shepard of New England through the Stoutevilles/ Estoutevilles of Hunmanby):

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Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, England (IGI, Batch M05366-2)

--Tho. Ackalam married to Alletheah Broughton, 29 June 1691
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