BRIANT OF LUXULYAN AND LANLIVERY
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1 WALTER BRIANT married on 12 July 1627 at Fowey, Cornwall, IBBOTT.
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. He married on 12 April 1658 at Luxulyan, JOAN, who was buried on 16 June 1676 at Luxulyan.
Children of John and Joan Briant:
3 i WALTER BRIANT (1663-1741); m CONSTANCE GILES.
iii JOHN BRIANT, bur 15 Dec 1683, Luxulyan.
3 WALTER BRIANT of Lanlivery, husbandman, was baptised on 23 September 1663 at Luxulyan and died on 24 April 1741. He married on 16 June 1694 at Luxulyan, CONSTANCE GILES, daughter of Thomas and Constance (Burnard) Giles. Constance (Giles) Briant was baptised on 30 November 1672 at Luxulyan.
Children of Walter and Constance Briant:
i ANN BRIANT, bap 19 May 1695, Luxulyan.
4 v ANDREW BRIANT (1708-1785); m EPIPHANY WILLS.
4 ANDREW BRIANT of Boconnoc was baptised on 13 June 1708 at Luxulyan, died on 23 May 1785 and was buried on 25 May 1785 at Boconnoc. He married on 27 July 1730 at Lanlivery, EPIPHANY WILLS, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Wills (see here). Epiphany was baptised on 17 April 1705 at Lostwithiel, died on 23 December 1775 and was buried on 26 December 1775 at Boconnoc.
Children of Andrew and Epiphany (Wills) Briant:
i WALTER BRIANT, bap 15 Jun 1731, Lanlivery.
5 ii FRANCIS BRIANT (1732-1788); m ANN GROSE.
iii CONSTANCE BRIANT, bap 22 Jan 1734/35, Lanlivery.
iv ELIZABETH BRIANT, bap 13 Sep 1736, Lanlivery.
v ANN BRIANT, bap 5 Mar 1738/39, Lanlivery.
vi THOMAS BRIANT, bap 18 Feb 1740/41, Lanlivery.
5 FRANCIS BRIANT of St Winnow was baptised on 23 December 1732 at Lanlivery and buried on 22 December 1788 at Boconnoc. He married on 7 February 1764 at Lanivet, ANN GROSE, daughter of Nicholas and Jane (Kent) Grose (see here). Ann was baptised on 5 November 1744 at Lanivet and buried on 12 July 1779 at Boconnoc.
Children of Francis and Ann (Grose) Briant:
iv NICHOLAS BRIANT, bap 30 Dec 1771, St Winnow.
 Luxulyan parish registers. Kresen Kernow, 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).
 Will dated 12 Jun 1738, inventory after death dated 25 Apr 1741 (Kresen Kernow, AP/B/3661); Cornwall Family History Society Monumental Inscriptions, 9(1992):7.
 Luxulyan parish registers. The marriage entries in the Luxulyan registers do not give the surnames of the brides in this period so the maiden name of Constance is not known directly from that source. Among the Luxulyan baptism entries, the one for Constance, daughter of Thomas Gilles, in 1672, is chronologically a better candidate than any other Constances, which seem either too early or too late. The marriage of Thomas Gilles and Constance is recorded at Luxulyan in 1667. Although more explicit evidence would be desirable, there is support for Constance Giles being the wife of Walter Briant in the 1701 will of Christopher Burnard of Luxulyan which names, among others, “my Sister Constance Gyles” followed by “my godson Walter Bryan the younger” (Kresen Kernow, AP/B/2675).
 The will of Walter Briant (Kresen Kernow, 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.
 Luxulyan parish registers. 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.
 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.
 Lanlivery parish registers. 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.
 Boconnoc parish registers (Kresen Kernow, P12/1/1).
 St Winnow parish registers (Kresen Kernow, P253/1/2).
 Death certificate.