Person:William Byrd (10)

Col. William Byrd, II
m. 1672
  1. Col. William Byrd, II1673/74 - 1744
  2. Susan ByrdEst 1675 to 1685 -
  3. Ursula Byrd1681 - 1698
  4. Mary Byrd1683 -
  • HCol. William Byrd, II1673/74 - 1744
  • WLucy Parke - 1715
m. 1706
  1. Parke Byrd1709 - 1710
  2. Philip William Byrd1712 - 1712
  3. Wilhelmina Byrd1715 - 1760
  • HCol. William Byrd, II1673/74 - 1744
  • WLucy ParkeAbt 1688 - 1716
m. 4 May 1706
  1. Evelyn Byrd1707 -
  2. Parke Byrd1709 - 1710
  • HCol. William Byrd, II1673/74 - 1744
  • WMaria Taylor1698 -
m. 9 May 1724
  1. Anne Byrd1724/25 - 1757
  2. Maria Byrd1726/27 - 1744
  3. Jane Byrd1727 -
  4. William Byrd, III1729 - 1777
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Byrd, II
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Mar 1673/74 Westover, Charles City County, Virginia
Alt Birth[1] 28 Mar 1674
Marriage 1706 to Lucy Parke
Marriage 4 May 1706 Queen's Creek, York County, Virginiato Lucy Parke
Marriage 9 May 1724 Englandto Maria Taylor
Death[1] 26 Aug 1744 "Westover" Charles City County, Virginia
Reference Number? Q55022486?

Information on Col. William Byrd

William "The Black Swan" BYRD II of Westover 28 Mar 1674 - 26 Aug 1744 ID Number: I57732

RESIDENCE: Henrico and Charles City Cos. VA

BIRTH: 28 Mar 1674, "Belvidere" Henrico Co., VA DEATH: 26 Aug 1744, "Westover" Charles City Co. VA BURIAL: Charles City Co., VA, "Westover" RESOURCES: See: [S24] [S2128] Father: William of Westover BYRD "the Immigrant" Mother: MARY HORSMANDAN

Family 1 : Maria TAYLOR MARRIAGE: 9 May 1724, England +Maria BYRD +Anne BYRD +Jane BYRD of Westover +William III BYRD of Westover +Elizabeth Taylor BYRD Family 2 : Lucy PARKE MARRIAGE: 4 May 1706, Queen's Creek, York Co. Virginia +Wilhelmina "Mina" BYRD Notes

Lucy Parke (Wife) b. 1688 Children: Evelyn Byrd b. 16 Jul 1707 in Charles City, Charles City County, VA Parke Byrd b. 6 Sep 1709 in Westover, Charles City County, VA Phillip William Byrd b. 23 Feb 1711/12 Wilhelmina 'Mina' Byrd b. 6 Nov 1715 in Charles City, Charles City County, VA

Maria Marion Taylor (Wife) b. 10 Nov 1698 in Kensington, England


Anne Byrd b. 5 Feb 1724/25
Maria Byrd b. 16 Jan 1726/27 in , Westover, Charles City County, Virginia?
William COLONEL III Byrd b. 6 Sep 1728 in Westover, Charles City County, VA
Jane Byrd b. 31 Oct 1729 in , Westover, Charles City County, Virginia


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William Byrd II (March 28, 1674August 26, 1744) was an American planter and author from Charles City County in colonial Virginia. He is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia.

Byrd's life showed aspects of both British colonial gentry and an emerging American identity. His education included the classics, apprenticeship with London global business agents, and legal studies. He was admitted to the bar and served for years as Virginia Colony's official agent in London where he opposed increasing the power of royal governors. A member of the Royal Society, he was an early advocate of smallpox inoculation. In spite – or perhaps because – of his background, Byrd treated the enslaved people in his household appallingly and was a renowned philanderer. His exploits are captured in his diary, which is notable for its openness on matters of sex[1].

Upon his return to Virginia, Byrd expanded his plantation holdings, was elected to the House of Burgesses, and served on Virginia Governor's Council, also known as Virginia's Council of State (the Upper House of the colonial legislature), from 1709 until his death in 1744. He commanded county militias and led surveying expeditions along the Virginia-Carolina border and the Northern Neck. His enterprises included promoting Swiss settlement in mountainous southwest Virginia and iron mining ventures in Germanna and Fredericksburg.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William Byrd II, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.