Ancestors of Karen R. Brooks


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Isabella Bland and

Francis Austin/ Thomas Leavitt

Isabella Bland (aka Isabel Smith)130 9th Great Grandmother
Born about 1612, England
Died February 19, 1698/99, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents John Bland, Isabella Drake
Notes Isabella may, in some records, be listed with the surname "Smith". This comes from the fact that her father referred to himself as Smith, though he was born with the surname of Bland.130
Francis Austin Married: October 02, 1632, St. Mary the Virgin, Colchester, Essex, England
Children of Isabella and Francis
  1. *Jemima Austin
  2. Kezia Austin
Thomas Leavitt17 Married: before 1644
Born July 08, 1594, Melton, York, England
Died November 28, 1696, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire

John Bland and

Isabella Drake/ Joanna

John Bland113 10th Great Grandfather
Born about 1572, Colchester, Essex, England
Christened September 28, 1572, Sythlane, London, England
Died January 06, 1667/68, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts130
Parents Possibly Adam Bland118, Joan Atkins118
Notes John Bland was one of the earliest settlers of Martha's Vineyard, having owned land there as early as 1646. He frequently called himself John Smith, this even prior to arrival in New England. Probate records include the John Smith name.130

John Bland was from Colchester or Edgarton, England. When he came to New England, he settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. Later, he was one of the earliest settlers of Martha's Vineyard, owning land there as early as 1646. His will is dated November 12, 1663, and names his wife Joanna.130

Isabella Drake Married: ---
Children of John and Isabella
  1. *Isabella Bland
  2. Annabel Bland
Joanna113 Married: about 1639
Born ---
Died after January 1667/68

Bland Aunts and Uncles


Annabel Bland and William Barshame

Annabel Bland113 9th Great Aunt
Born about 1613, Colchester, Essex, England130
Died July 13, 1683, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Parents John Bland, Isabella Drake
William Barshame139 Married: about 1635, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Born 1588, Colchester, Essex, England
Died July 13, 1684, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts