BRIANT OF LUXULYAN AND LANLIVERY

 

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BRIANT

 

1          WALTER BRIANT married on 12 July 1627 at Fowey, Cornwall, IBBOTT.[1]

 

                Child of Walter and Ibbott Briant:

                2              i               JOHN BRIANT (1627-1698); m JOAN.

 

2          JOHN BRIANT was baptised on 17 November 1627 at Luxulyan and buried on 21 February 1697/98 at Luxulyan.[2] He married on 12 April 1658 at Luxulyan, JOAN,[3] who was buried on 16 June 1676 at Luxulyan.[4]

 

                Children of John and Joan Briant:

                3              i               WALTER BRIANT (1663-ca 1741); m CONSTANCE.

                                ii              ANDREW BRIANT of Luxulyan, tinner, bap 17 Nov 1675, Luxulyan;[5] bur 30 Jan 1737/38, Luxulyan.[6]

                                iii             JOHN BRIANT, bur 15 Dec 1683, Luxulyan.[7]

 

3          WALTER BRIANT of Lanlivery, husbandman, was baptised on 23 September 1663 at Luxulyan[8] and died about 1741.[9] He married on 16 June 1694 at Luxulyan, CONSTANCE.[10]

 

                Children of Walter and Constance Briant:[11]

                                i               ANN BRIANT, bap 19 May 1695, Luxulyan.[12]

                                ii              WALTER BRIANT, bap 16 Oct 1698, Luxulyan,[13] bur 2 Mar 1732, Boconnoc;[14] m 1 May 1724 at Lanivet, DORCAS SWEET.[15]

                                iii             THOMAS BRIANT, bap 21 Apr 1701, Luxulyan;[16] m 1 Aug 1723, Lanivet, JOAN OSBORNE.[17]

                                iv             JOHN BRIANT, bap 10 Sep 1704, Luxulyan;[18] m 21 Jun 1730, Luxulyan, JANE UDY.[19]

                4              v              ANDREW BRIANT (1708-1785); m EPIPHANY WILLS.

 

4          ANDREW BRIANT of Forder was baptised on 13 June 1708 at Luxulyan,[20] died on 23 May 1785[21] and was buried on 25 May 1785 at Boconnoc.[22] He married on 27 July 1730 at Lanlivery, EPIPHANY WILLS,[23] daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Wills. Epiphany was baptised on 17 April 1705 at Lostwithiel,[24] died on 23 December 1775[25] and was buried on 26 December 1775 at Boconnoc.[26]

 

                Children of Andrew and Epiphany (Wills) Briant:

                                i               WALTER BRIANT, bap 15 Jun 1731, Lanlivery.[27]

                5              ii              FRANCIS BRIANT (1732-1788); m ANN GROSE.

                                iii             CONSTANCE BRIANT, bap 22 Jan 1734/35, Lanlivery.[28]

                                iv             ELIZABETH BRIANT, bap 13 Sep 1736, Lanlivery.[29]

                                v              ANN BRIANT, bap 5 Mar 1738/39, Lanlivery.[30]

                                vi             THOMAS BRIANT, bap 18 Feb 1740/41, Lanlivery.[31]

                                vii            EPIPHANY BRIANT, bap 19 Apr 1743, Lanlivery.[32]

 

5          FRANCIS BRIANT of St. Winnow was baptised on 23 December 1732 at Lanlivery[33] and buried on 20 December 1788 at Boconnoc.[34] He married on 7 February 1764 at Lanivet, ANN GROSE,[35] daughter of Nicholas and Jane (Kent) Grose. Ann was baptised on 5 November 1744 at Lanivet[36] and buried on 12 July 1779 at Boconnoc.[37]

 

                Children of Francis and Ann (Grose) Briant:[38]

                                i               WALTER BRIANT, bap 30 Jan 1765, St. Winnow,[39] bur 31 Oct 1782, Boconnoc.[40]

                                ii              THOMAS BRIANT, bap 21 Jan 1767, St. Winnow;[41] m 30 Jul 1789, St. Winnow, ELIZABETH JEFFRY.[42]

                                iii             NICHOLAS BRIANT, bap 30 Dec 1771, St. Winnow.[43]

                                iv             EPIPHANY BRIANT, bap 18 Jun 1776, St. Winnow,[44] d 2 May 1848, Lanivet;[45] m 15 Jul 1794, Lanivet, THOMAS BULLOCK[46] (see here).



[1] W.P.W. Phillimore, Thomas Taylor and Mrs J.H. Glencross, eds., Cornwall Parish Registers: Marriages, vol. 8 (London, 1905), 16.

[2] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-14523-25; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-11381-15).

[3] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-8799-53).

[4] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-11770-24).

[5] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-6768-12).

[6] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-12858-91). Cornwall Record Office, ME/1704, dated 1737, states that Andrew Bryant of Luxulyan “Hath bene a Laboring tinner Luxilyon side of Barkers bridg for forty five years past”. An Andrew Bryan was buried at Luxulyan in 1731. That Andrew may have been the son of that name, baptised in 1727 at Luxulyan, of Andrew and Carolina Bryan(t).

[7] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-8786-34).

[8] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-6836-17).

[9] Will dated 12 Jun 1738, inventory after death dated 25 Apr 1741 (Cornwall Record Office, AP/B/3661). Cornwall Family History Society Monumental Inscriptions, 9(1992):7, gives an abstract of a monumental inscription at Lanivet for a Walter Briant who died on 24 Apr 1741. This date would fit perfectly with the Walter Briant whose will was written in 1738 and whose inventory after death was dated 25 Apr 1741. However, the age given for Walter in the abstract of the monumental inscription is 42, which, if correct, would fit with the son of the Walter whose will was written in 1738.

[10] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-15412-35).

[11] The will of Walter Briant (Cornwall Record Office, AP/B/3661) names, among others: Darcos Briant, widow of his son Walter; daughter-in-law Jone Briant; son John Briant; daughter Anne; and son Andrew Briant.

[12] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-18254-5).

[13] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-7805-4).

[14] Cornwall OPC Database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640322).

[15] Lanivet parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11666-70247-86).

[16] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-7805-4).

[17] Lanivet parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11666-70247-86).

[18] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-17204-23).

[19] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-18986-74). John and Jane (Udy) Briant were the paternal grandparents of William O’Bryan, founder of the Bible Christian movement. O’Bryan reported a tradition that his Bryant/Briant family had come from Ireland and had been called O’Bryan, which surname he adopted. See Michael J.L. Wickes, The Westcountry Preachers (http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/DevonMisc/WestCountryPreachersFeb07version.pdf).

[20] Luxulyan parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11664-17204-23).

[21] An Index to the Transcripts of Monumental Inscriptions in the Burial Ground at Boconnoc (Cornwall Family History Society, 1996). His age is given as 79.

[22] Cornwall OPC database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640562). His age is given as 76.

[23] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-173797-7). The Luxulyan parish registers record the marriage of an Andrew Bryan and Carolina Williams in 1727. A Caroline Briant was buried at Luxulyan in 1750. If this was the Carolina who married Andrew Briant in 1727 then her husband Andrew Briant would have been a different person from the one who married Epiphany Wills in 1730. The Andrew married to Carolina may have been the uncle of the Andrew married to Epiphany. The ages in the burial entries in the Boconnoc parish registers support the Andrew who married Epiphany being the one baptised in 1708.

[24] Lostwithiel parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11810-113624-45).

[25] An Index to the Transcripts of Monumental Inscriptions in the Burial Ground at Boconnoc (Cornwall Family History Society, 1996). Her age is given as 70.

[26] Cornwall OPC Database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640513).

[27] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-173797-7).

[28] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-171040-35).

[29] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-171040-35).

[30] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-174617-88).

[31] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-169531-2).

[32] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-178376-6).

[33] Lanlivery parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11897-168544-7).

[34] Cornwall OPC Database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640582).

[35] Lanivet parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11666-68865-11).

[36] Lanivet parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11666-61802-90).

[37] Cornwall OPC Database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640532).

[38] They were probably also the parents of “Francis of [blank] Briant”, baptised in 1769 at St. Winnow and who was buried in 1789 at Boconnoc. However, Nicholas son of Walter Bryant was baptised at St. Winnow in 1774 so there is a reasonable chance that the Francis Briant baptised in 1769 was a son of Walter instead.

[39] St. Winnow parish register abstracts, available at http://www.findmypast.co.uk.

[40] Cornwall OPC Database (http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=burials&id=1640548).

[41] St. Winnow parish register abstracts, available at http://www.findmypast.co.uk.

[42] St. Winnow parish register abstracts, available at http://www.findmypast.co.uk.

[43] St. Winnow parish register abstracts, available at http://www.findmypast.co.uk.

[44] St. Winnow parish registers (Cornwall Record Office, P253/1/2).

[45] Death certificate.

[46] Lanivet parish registers (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11666-67008-64).