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Re: Redman/Warrick of Loudoun Co., VA
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You asked if I had any dates for these people and their marriages. Because of the loss of so many records, there are few specific dates. Anne Meese was born about 1666 by her father's Indian wife. Her father remarried in England in 1675 to his second wife, and he died in 1682. Anne married Mr. Redman about 1682 and had only one child, William. Mr. Redman must have died soon after their marriage and she married secondly by about 1684 to Dr. Richard Bryant, whose mother was apparently her Indian mother's sister. Anne's son, William Redman, was named as "son-in-law" (stepson) in the will of her husband, Richard Bryant. William (b. abt 1683) married first about 1710 to Catherine Elkins, daughter of Richard Elkins and his first wife, Mary Williams, daughter of Evan Williams and Christian Martin. Catherine's father, Richard Elkins, married secondly, after the death of his first wife, to Elizabeth Bryant, daughter of Richard Bryant and Anne Meese, and had children by that marriage also.
I had never heard that Anne Meese's first husband, Mr. Redman, was an Indian boy who had been adopted by a white family and took their surname. It certainly makes a lot of sense, however. Since Anne's mother was of the Patawomeck tribe, it is likely that her first husband was also a Patawomeck Indian. The men of the tribe were almost totally wiped out in 1666 by the English and the women and children, who were captured, were placed in area families as servants. Some of the orphaned children were raised in area families as their own. My ancestor, Ontonah, was found after the 1666 battle by the Curtis family and was raised by them. William Redman's father could have had the same fate. If he was raised by the nearby Redman family of Westmoreland County, it would explain why the Bryants were associated with those Redmans later. I could never find one of those English Redmans as a candidate for Anne's husband, but, if they raised an Indian boy who took their surname, that might explain it.
You wanted to know which person I was referring to who was born in 1637. It was John Martin's wife, Christian. The Christian Martin who married Rev. John Waugh was her daughter. Christian "Jr" married first to Evan Williams, secondly to Rev. John Waugh (as his third wife) and thirdly to John Hawkins.
I hope all of this helps.
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