FAMILY LINE #2:

THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLANDS

by
Charles L. Bland, Genealogist
Bland Heritage Foundation

 
 

        The records of the St. Andrews Church in Cumberland County (now Cumbria) England, provides us with the name of  James Bland (C1575-1620) who is the founder of this Family Line.  Most living American Bland descendants belong to this Family Line.  Its originates in Penrith Township, which is just north of the known origins of Family #1, Westmoreland and Sedbergh.  The close geographic proximity to the James River Blands yields some encouragement that we will one day find a common link for the two families.

        James' son, James (1661-1709), escaped the northern hinterland, as did many of the succeeding Bland generations, and migrated to London, although he didnít obtain the same success as Family #1 migrant, Adam Bland from Orton Parish.  James left Penrith as a young man and moved briefly to London, and thence to East Jersey and Virginia Colony in North America.  James appears to have married twice, as his will displays a cluster of older brothers who take charge of five younger siblings.  Most living Blands today descend from elder son William Bland (C1686-1744) and to a lesser extent his brothers James (C1687-1756) and John (C1688-1762).  A fourth and much younger son Robert died before reaching his majority.  Significantly, apart from the discovery that Ellen, one of Jamesí daughters married William Blandís associate William Davis, no known research has been done into the daughters, Alice, Patience, and Hannah.

 

Updated: 2005-07-29:

2-1.  James Bland (C1575-  ) of Penrith, St. Andrews Parish, Cumberland County England, married Alice Pettison or Patterson.

 

2-2.  James Bland (C1600-1651/1652), of his father's town and parish, married Susan Cooke.

 

2-3.  George Bland (1636-died after 1675), of his father's town and parish, married Grace      .

 

2-4.  James Bland (1661 - 1709), of his father's town and parish, moved to London and to East Jersey in 1684, was in Virginia by 1687, and died in Stafford County in 1709.  He may have married twice, but at the time of his death was married to

Margaret      .

 

Sources: Re the Blands of Penrith, St. Andrews Parish, Cumberland County England, see VU, pp. 249-254 and AC: 3-1, pp. 8-9; 6-1, pp. 5-8; 10-1, pp. 8-11, 14, pp. 10-18, AC 19-20 pp. 16-19. On some theories about the parentage of James Bland (1661-1709) see VU, pp. 191-248, inter alia, and pp. 255-266.

 

25A.  William Bland (C1686-1744), eldest son of James (1661-1709). William resided in Stafford/Prince William County Virginia. He married twice, to an unknown woman and Catherine Key. See VU, pp. 267-275; AC 12-2, p. 18;  AC 14, pp. 10-18 and  AC 19/20. pp. 16-21.

             By his first wife, William had the following sons:

 

             25A6A. James Bland (1704-1774), Prince William County Virginia and New Hanover/Duplin County North Carolina.  James married Mary (Buchannan?). See:  VU, pp. 275-342 and AC: 1-1, pp. 3-6; 1-2, pp. 4-6; 2-1, pp. 5-8; 2-2, pp. 32-34; 3-1, pp. 15-20; 3-2, pp. 30-39; 4-1, pp. 4-6; 4-2, pp. 18, 22; 5-2, p. 25; 6-2, pp. 5-7; 7-1, pp. 20-21; 7-2, pp. 18-20; 8-1, pp. 11-15, 27; 8-2, p. 42; 9-2, pp. 31-32; 11-1, pp. 10-32; 11-2 pp. 4-8; AC 12-2, pp. 32-36; AC 14, pp. 18-102; AC 15-17, pp. 124-134; AC 18, pp. 131-132, AC 19/20, pp.  19-66

             25A6A(1) The only son of James Bland who had children that we know of was William Bland (C1726-1775). Children of William Bland 1726-1775 for whom family lines are extensively developed include:

 

             25A6A(1a) William Bland (C1748-1816):  AC 14 pp. 18-102

25A6A(1b) James Bland (C1749-1799) AC 11-1 pp. 10-32; AC 19/20, pp. 19-66;  AC 21-23, pp. 53-60

25A6A(1c)  John Bland (C1750-1827)  VU pp. 284-293

25A6A(1d)  Joseph Bland (C1754-1800) AC 8-1, pp. 11-15

     

             25A6B. Robert Bland (C1708-1760), Prince William and Loudon Counties Virginia. Robert Married Jane      .  See: VU, pp. 484-544 and AC: 1-1, pp. 10-13; 1-2, pp. 20-21; 2-1, p. 15; 2-2, pp. 13-14; 3-1, pp. 33-40; 3-2, pp. 44-51; 4-1, pp. 15-16; 4-2, p. 23; 6-1, pp. 8-35; 6-2, pp. 26-33; 7-1, pp. 28-30; 7-2, p. 26; 8-1, pp. 31-32;  8-2, p. 45; AC 9-2, pp. 35-36; AC 10-1, pp. 12-16; 10-2, pp. 26-29; 11-2, pp. 8-19; AC 12-2, pp. 36-39; AC 13, pp. 85-86; AC 15-17, pp. 21-22, 114, 134-146; AC 18, pp. 135-140. AC 19/20, pp. 100-139.

Robert had three sons:  Most descendants belong to line 25A6B(2), Robert Bland (C1732-1787)  and his wife Ann _____ .  Discussions of Edward Bland (C1730-1800) are not well developed and William Bland (C1744 -  ) even less so.  Major summaries for descendants of Robert Bland (C1708-1760) include:

 

         25A6B(1) Edward Bland (C1730-1800)   AC 6-1, pp. 10-12

         25A6B(2) Robert Bland (C1732-1787) 

             25A6B(2a) Doshey Bland (1757-1765) AC 6-1, p. 12

            25A6B(2b) John Bland     (1758-1781) AC 6-1, p. 12, AC 15/17, pp. 21-22

            25A6B(2c) Jane Bland     (1762-1827)  AC 6-1, p. 12

           25A6B (2d) Mary Bland   (1763 -  )       AC 6-1, p. 12

25A6B (2e) Presley Bland (1768-1839) AC 6-1, pp. 13-18 and 31-35, AC 6-2, pp. 26-33 ; AC 18, pp. 135-136); AC 19/20 pp. 66-77.

25A6B (2f) Wormeley Bland (1771-1800), AC 6-1, pp. 18-21

25A6B (2g) Elisha Bland (1775-1836) AC 6-1, pp. 21-24; AC 19/20 pp. 77-100

25A6B (2h) Peyton Bland (1780-1815) AC 6-1, pp. 24-30, AC 15/17, pp. 34-46; AC 19/20 pp. 100-139

25A6B (2i) James Bland (1783 -  ) AC 6-1, p. 31

         25A6B(3) William Bland (C1744 -   ) AC 6-1, p. 10.

    

             NB: Robert Blandís linkage to William Bland C1686-1744, though probable, remains hypothetical. Re the hypothesis that Robert was the son of William Bland, (C1686-1744), see AC: 2-2, pp. 13-14.

 

             By his second wife, Catherine Key, William Bland (C1686-1744) had three sons:

 

             25A6C. Moses Bland (C1718-1800) of Prince William County Virginia and Randolph County North Carolina, married Jane Wiggonton. See: VU pp. 342-363 and in AC: 1-1, pp. 7-8; 1-2, pp. 13-18; 2-1, pp. 9-11, 2-2, pp. 34-35; 3-1, pp. 21-26; 3-2, pp. 39-40; 4-1, pp. 6-11; 5-2, pp. 23-25; 7-1, pp. 21-23; 8-1, pp. 15-25; 9-2, pp. 29-30; AC 10-1, pp. 16-39; 10-2, pp. 9-26; 11-1, pp. 34-35; AC 12-2, pp. 31-32; AC 13, pp. 81-85; AC 15-17, pp. 130-133; AC 18, pp. 11-12, 56-60, AC 19/20 pp. 139-156.

             Moses had eight children, including two sons who have extensively developed families:

 

             25A6C(1) William Bland (C1751-1801)  AC 10-1 pp.  20-33 and AC 10-2, pp. 9-26.

                          25A6C(1a) Moses Bland (C1772-1850)  AC 10-1, pp. 20-24

                          25A6C(1b) James Bland (1773-1852) AC 10-1, pp. 24-27; AC 10-2, pp 9-26

                          25A6C(1c) Thomas Bland (C1775-1820) AC 10-1, p 27

                          25A6C(1d) Unnamed daughter (C1776 -  ) AC 10-1, p. 27

                          25A6C(1e) Ann Bland (C1778-1808) AC 10-1, p. 27

                          25A6C(1f)  William Bland (C1786-1828) AC 10-1, p. 28

                          25A6C(1g)  Jane Bland (C1787-1820) AC 10-1, p. 28

25A6C(1h) Abel Bland  (C1788-1865) AC 10-1 pp. 28-31; AC 18, pp. 56-60; AC19/20 pp 139-156

25A6C (1i) John Bland (C1790-1830) AC 10-1, pp. 28-31

25A6C (1j) Margarette Bland (C1795-1860) AC 10-1, p. 33

             25A6C (2-4) Sarah Bland, Winifred Bland and Frances Bland  AC 10-1, p. 33

             25A6C(5)  Benjamin Bland  (C1768 -  )   AC 10-1, pp. 33-37

                          25A6C(5a) Mary Bland (1793-1857) AC 10-1, p. 34.

                          25A6C(5b) William Bland (C1800-1860) AC 10-1, p. 34

                          25A6C(5c) Unnamed Daughter AC 10-1, p. 34

                          25A6C(5d) John Bland (C1801-1871) AC 10-1, p. 34

                          25A6C(5e) Martha Bland (C1803-1891)  AC 10-1 p, 35

                          25A6C(5f)  Elizabeth Bland (C1805 -  ) AC 10-1, p. 35

                          25A6C(5g)  Jane Bland (C1807 -  )   AC 10-1, p. 35

                          25A6C(5h)  Nancy Bland (C1810 -  ) AC 10-1, p. 36

                          25A6C (5i) Moses Bland (C1815-1873) AC 10-1, p.p. 36-37

                          25A6C (5j) Ruth Bland (1817-1912) AC 10-1, p. 37

 

             25A-6D.  Thomas Bland (C1719-1788) of Fauquier County Virginia, married Jane (English?) Smith.  See: VU, pp. 367-390 and 396-398 and 478-479 and in AC: 1-2, pp. 8-9; 2-2, pp. 37-38; 3-1, pp. 11-13 and 30-32; 3-2, pp. 27-30; 4-1, pp. 13-15 and 21-23; 4-2, pp. 8-9 and 31-32; 5-2, pp. 10-13; 6-2, pp. 23-25; 7-1, pp. 14-17; 7-2, pp. 15-17; 8-1, pp. 8-9; AC 15-17, pp. 46-50. AC 21-23, pp. 159-169.

            

             NB: Re the hypothesis that Thomas Bland (1719-1788) was the father of Joseph Bland (C1752-1820) of Frederick County Virginia, see AC: 4-2, pp. 8-9 and 9-2, pp. 7-10 (See Below, number 4, page 37).

             25A6D (1)  Henry Bland (C1741-1777) AC 15/17, pp. 46-47

             25A6D (2) Joseph Bland (C1752-1820) AC 9-2, pp. 6-28; AC 15/17, pp. 47-48

          AC 21-23, pp. 159-169

             25A6D (3) Elizabeth Bland AC 15/17, p. 48

             25A6D (4) Nancy Bland AC 15/17, p. 48

25A6D (5) Thomas Bland (C1765-1792) AC 15/17, pp. 48-49; AC 21-23, pp. 159-169

             25A6D (6) James Bland (1780-1829) AC 15/17, pp. 49-50

             25A6D (7-8) Catherine and Mary Bland  AC 15/17, p. 50

 

             25A-6E.  John Bland (C1725-1795) of Prince William County Virginia and Nelson County Kentucky, married Margaret Osborne. See: VU, pp. 417-462, and AC: 1-1, pp. 8-9; 1-2, pp. 7-13, 24-25; 2-1, pp. 11-13; 2-2, pp. 25-26 and 29-32; 3-1, pp. 8-9 and 26-30; 3-2, pp. 9-15, 43-44 and 51; 4-1, pp. 11-13, 20-21 and 30-32; 4-2, pp. 26-31 and 38-39; 5-2, pp. 25-27; 6-1, pp. 35-37; 6-2, pp. 10-23; 7-1, pp. 24-27; 7-2, pp. 21-22; 8-1, p. 30; 10-1, pp. 45-46; 11-1, pp. 36-37; 11-2, pp. 19-36; AC 12-2, pp. 39-40; AC 13, pp. 37-79; AC 15-17, pp. 50-76; AC 18, pp. 12-13, 40, 44, 60-80, 133-134, 136-137.

             Discussions about whether John Bland (C1725-1795) is a son of William Bland (C1682-1744) or William's brother John (C1688-1762) appear in VU, pp. 419ff and AC: 2-1, pp. 11-12 and 4-1, pp. 13-15.

             For critical information about a hypothetical parent-child relationship between John Bland's son Osborne (C1748-1828) and John Bland (C1770-1842), Daniel Bland, (C1780-1848) and Moses Bland (C1781-1849), see AC, 6-2, pp. 13-14 and 20-22.

25A6E(1) Osborne Bland  AC 13, pp. 40-52; AC 15-17, pp. 50-64; AC 18, pp. 60-71

                          25A6E(1a) Margaret Bland  (C1769-  ) AC 13, p. 42; AC 15/17, p. 50

25A6E(1b) John Bland  (C1770-1842) AC 13, pp. 43-44; AC 15/17, pp. 51-53; AC 18, pp. 60-62;  AC 21-23, PP. 12-15

                          25A6E (1c) Sarah Bland (C1773 -  ) AC 13, p. 44; AC 15/17, p. 53

25A6E (1d) Osborne Bland Jr. (C1774-1849) AC 13, pp. 44-47; AC 15/17 pp. 53-59; AC 18, pp. 133-134.

25A6E (1e) Jesse Bland (C1778-1843) AC 13, pp. 48-49; AC 15/17, pp. 59-62; AC 18 pp. 63-65

25A6E (1f) Moses Bland  (C1780-1848) AC 13, p 49; AC 15/17 p. 63; AC 18, pp. 63-66.

25A6E (1g) Warren Bland (C1782-1860) AC 13, p. 50; AC 15/17 p. 63

25A6E (1h) Daniel Bland (C1784-1848) AC 13, pp. 51-52; AC 15/17 pp. 63-64; AC 18, pp. 66-71.

25A6E (1i) William Bland (C1794-1856) AC 13, p. 52; AC 15/17 p. 64

25A6E (1j) Eli Bland (C1794-1856) AC 13, p.52; AC 15/17 p. 64

             25A6E (2) Prudence Bland (1750-1815) AC 13, pp 52-54; AC 15/17, pp. 64-65

25A6E (3) Samuel Bland (C1751-1836), AC 13, pp. 54-59; AC 15/17. pp. 65-67; AC 18, pp. 71-73; AC 21-23, pp. 131-143.

 

25A6E(3a) John Bland  (C1771-1835) AC 13,  pp. 54-56; AC 15/17, p. 65; AC 18 p. 71;  AC 21-23,  pp. 143-159

25A6E (3b) Samuel Bland (C1775-1830) AC 13, pp. 56; AC 15/17, p. 65; AC 18, p. 71

25A6E (3c) Margaret Bland (C1783-1804) AC 13, p. 56-57; AC 15/17, p. 65

25A6E (3d) Isaac Bland (C1788-1840) AC 13, p. 57; AC 15/17, p. 65, AC 18, pp. 71-72

25A6E (3e) James Bland (C1793-1849) AC 13, pp. 57-58; AC 15/17, pp 65-67; AC 18, p. 73.

25A6E (3f-i) Eleanor Bland (C1794 -  ),  Millie Bland (C1801 - ), Nancy Bland (C1806 - ), Prudence Bland (C1808 -  ), AC 13, p. 59; AC 15/17, p 67

25A6E (4) John Bland (C1752-1836); AC 13, pp. 59-67; AC 15/17, p. 67; AC 18, pp. 73-74  AC 21-23, pp. 142-159

25A6E (4a) Thomas Morton Bland (1772-1833) AC 13, pp. 61-65; AC 15/17 pp. 67-69;

             25A6E (4b) John Bland (C1774-1825) AC 13, pp. 65-67; AC 15/17, p. 69

25A6E (5-6) Isaac Bland (C1756 Ė 1820) and Elijah Bland (C1760 - ), AC 13, p. 67; AC 15/17 p. 69

25A6E (7) Daniel Bland (C1764-1838) , AC 13, pp. 68-72; AC 15/17, pp. 69-75; AC  18, pp. 74-78.

             25A6E (7a) John H. Bland, AC 13, pp. 68-69; AC 15/17 p. 69

25A6E  (7b) Daniel Bland (1803-1831), AC 13, p. 69; AC 15-17, p. 69 , 25A6E (7c) Jesse Henry Bland (C1805-1862) AC 13, pp. 69-70; AC 15/17, pp. 70-71

25A6E (7d) Samuel Bland (C1806-1864) AC 13, pp. 70-71; AC 15/17, p. 71; AC 18, pp. 74-78

25A6E (7e) Thomas Osborne Bland (C1808 - ) AC 13, p. 71; AC 15/17, p. 71

25A6E (7f-g) Mildred Bland (C1810-  ) and Nancy Bland  (C1810 -  ) AC 13, p. 72; AC 15/17, p. 71

25A6E (7h) Sarah Bland (C1815-1861) AC 13, p. 72; AC 15/17, pp. 71-75

                          25A6E (8) William Bland (C1765-1850)  AC 13, pp. 72-76; AC 15, p. 76;

25A6E (8a) Mary Bland, (1903 - ) AC 13, pp. 73, AC 15/17 p. 76 (All children of William Bland are listed in AC 15/17, p. 76)

25A6E(8b) Nancy Bland (C1806 -  ) AC 13 p. 74

25A6E (8c) Susannah Bland (C1808-1842) AC 13, p. 74; AC 18, pp. 136-137

25A6E (8d) Lydia Bland (1812-1869) AC 13, p. 74

25A6E (8e) William Bland (C1813-1870) AC 13, pp. 74-75; AC 18, p. 78

25A6E (8f) Mildred Bland (C1814 -  ) AC 13, p. 75

25A6E (8g)  Elijah Holderman Bland (C1814-1898), AC 13, p. 75

25A6E (8h-p) Katherine Bland (C1816-  ); Augustian Bland (C1817 - ); Mahalia Bland (C1817-1840), Emily Bland (C1820 - ), Sarah Bland (C1824 -  ), Vardaman Bland (C1828-1888);  Elizabeth Bland, Ward Bland and Thomas Bland , AC 13, p. 76.

                          25A6E (9) Frances Bland  (C1770 -  )  AC 13, p. 76; AC 15/17, p. 77

                          25A6E (10) Mary Bland (C1774-1822) AC 13, pp. 76-77; AC 15/17, p 77

 

             25B. James Bland, (C1687-1756) of Prince William County Virginia, married Mary Gwatkins. James is discussed in VU, pp. 401-416, esp. 401-403. James and Mary had two known sons.

 

             25B6A. Benjamin Bland (C1724-1771) of Prince William County Virginia, married Mary      . Benjaminís line is discussed in VU,

pp. 403-415, and AC: 1-2, p. 22; 4-2, pp. 23-26; 5-2, p. 35; 6-2, p. 33; 7-1, pp. 27-28; 7-2, pp. 23-24; 8-1, p. 8; AC 9-2, pp. 34-35; AC 10-1, pp. 40-44; 11-1, pp. 37-39; AC 12-2, pp. 40-41; AC 15-17, pp. 22-46; AC 18, pp. 10, 80-84.

 

             25B6A (1)  James Bland (C1752-1802) AC 15/.17, pp. 23-26; AC 18, p. 80

25B6A (2-5)  Chloe Bland (C1752 -  ), Peggy Bland (C1755 -  ) Esther Bland (C1860 - ) , Amelia Bland  (C1764 -  ) AC 15/17 p. 26

             25B6A  (6) Charles Bland (1765-1842) AC 15/17, pp. 26-38; AC 18, pp. 80-82

             25B6A  (7) Betty Bland (C1768 -  ), AC 15/17 p. 38

             25B6A (8)  John ďJackyĒ Bland (C1770-1820)  AC  15/17 38-46; AC 18, pp. 82-84

 

             25B-6B.  Arthur Bland (C1725-1763), of Prince William County Virginia, married Mary      . Benjamin's line is discussed in VU,

pp. 415-416.

 

25C.  John Bland (C1688-1762), of Prince William County Virginia, married Prudence      . It would seem plausible that Prudence was not John's first wife. John is discussed in VU, pp. 417ff and 463-477, and AC: 4-2, pp. 7-8. John and Prudence appear to have had two sons:

 

             25C6A. John Bland, (C1742-1807), of Prince William County Virginia and Washington County Kentucky, married Rachel. John's line is discussed in VU, pp. 463-477 and AC: 1-1, pp. 6-7; 1-2, pp. 13-18; 2-1, pp. 13-15; 2-2, pp. 27-29; 4-2, pp. 33-37; 5-2, pp. 27-32; 6-2, pp. 33-34; 7-2, pp. 4-8; 8-1, pp. 27-30; AC 9-2, pp. 33-34; AC 12-2, p. 41; AC 13, pp. 17-37; AC 15-17, pp. 77-81; AC 18, pp. 40, 45, 85-88.

 

             25C6A (1) Rolly Bland (C1763-1825) AC 13, pp. 17-27, AC 15-17, pp. 77-78

25C6A (2) Charles Bland (C1764-1819) AC 13, pp. 27-30; AC 15-17, pp. 78-79; AC 18, pp. 84-88

25C6A (3-5)  Rachel Bland (C1765 -  ), Susannah Bland (C1766 -  ); Prudence Bland (C1767-1852), AC 13, p. 31; AC 15/17, p. 79

25C6A (6) Samuel Bland (C1777-1848), AC 13, pp. 31-37; AC 15/17, pp. 79-81.

             25C6B. Jesse Bland (1756-1835), of Prince William and Greenbrier Counties Virginia, did not marry. Jesse is discussed in VU, p. 419 and AC: 4-2, pp. 7-8; AC 18, pp. 40, 45.

 

25D.  Robert Bland, dates unknown, was a minor child noted in the will of James Bland, (1661-1708). A later document attests that he died without issue. Robert is discussed in VU, pp. 484-488. It is my belief that this child died young, and that the Robert Bland who lived to adulthood and whose children migrated to Edgefield County

South Carolina was a son of William Bland (C1682-1744, cf  AC: 2-2, pp. 13-14).

 

25E-H Alice, Ellen, Patience and Hannah Bland. Dates unknown, all were minors in 1709. Ellen Bland married Isaac Davis. Nothing more is known of these daughters of James Bland (C1661-1709). They are discussed in VU, pp. 260-261 and 267.

 

             NB:  The division of the children noted by James Bland in his will of 1709, between older brothers William, James and John, and minor children Robert, Alice, Hannah, Ellen and Patience, leads to my speculation that James was married twice and that his wife Margaret was the mother of the minor children only.

VU = Vision of Unity            AC = Among Cousins

 


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