Descendants of Bly

Descendants of Bly

William and his brother John arrived in the Yorke River, Virginia. on July 16, 1652 

Generation No. 1

1. BLY1was born in Seat of Blythe, Lancashire, England. He married WIFE WIDOW BLY / HUNT. She was born in England. She died after Aft. 1663 in Probably-American Colonies, Virginia.

Children of Unknown Bly and Wife Widow Bly / Hunt had the following children:

2  i. John2 Bly, born in England; died January 1662/63 in Virginia. He married Mary Wood, daughter of Abraham Wood, Esq.Notes for John Bly: Southampton County, Virginia Deed Book 1 – 1749 to 1753Pages 521-522: JESSE JOHNSON of Isle of Wight to JOHN BLYTH dated — Sep 1753215 acres on the south side of Blackwater adj. Reedy Branch, Indian Field Branch. GILES DRIVER, and THOMAS DRAKE (granted to sd. JESSE by deed on 1 Aug 1752), S: JESSE (signed) JOHNSON, W: HARDY (signed) JOHNSON and JOHN (signed) JOHNSONWill of JOHN BLY, dated 3 January, 1662-3. I release £4 I was to have at my mother’s death. As for the £30 that is in the hands of Master Richard Booth, merchant, I desire that it ma   be shared according to the order I left in the hands of my brother Giles Bly. I release my brother William of the £20 he owes me. My brother Giles shall pay £3 for a silk rug I received from Richard West, and keep the rest of the money that is in his hands. To my wife the produce of 50 hogshead of tobacco that is to be shipped home for England in the “Frederick,” and I desire that care may be taken that there be shipped home for England this present year, if tobacco may be procured, the quantity of 220 hogsheads, of which my third part shall be conveyed to my wife in such goods as she shall desire. Also to my wife all the goods that I brought over in this year to furnish my house, and I desire her father to make satisfaction for the goods I bought for him in England. To Master William Bough, junior, a chest. To my brother George Hunt a chest, and if he desire to return back for England I desire my wife at his return to pay him the quantity of ten bogsbeads of tobacco. The produce of certain hogsheads of tobacco to be divided between my mother and my brothers and sisters. Whereas I left in the hands of my father in law Abraham Wood Esq. £26 and certain goods, I desire that they may be returned to my wife. To Master Ceristopher Branch, Le Neve’s Fasti Ecclesiae, III, 264, 267.* senior, one hogshead of tobacco for writing my will. To [p.12] Christopher Branch, junior, one hogshead of tobacco. Executrix, my wife Mary Bly here in Virginia. Executor in England, my brother Giles Bly. Witnesses: Thomas Branch, John Gardner. Proved 23 March, 1662-3, before the Governor etc. of Virginia. Proved at London 16 May, 1664, by Giles Bly, executor. (P.C.C. Bruce 46.)
+ 3  ii. William Bly, born in England.
4 iii. Giles Bly, born in England.
iv. (George Hunt).

Source:  Pat Hicks Brigance, complier, Blythe Vol. 1 (Maryville, Tenn. : P.H. Brigance, c1994), 929.273 B629br – JSMB US/CAN Book; –Extended research by: Harriet C. Anderson
Featured Image: The Project Gutenberg E-Book of The History of London, by Walter Besant. Shipping in the Thames, c. 1660. (From Pricke’s ‘South Prospect of London.’)

Hot Dogs & Sauerkraut

A Superbowl Sunday family tradition, thirty-plus years!


  • 3 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 8 all-beef hot dogs
  • 8 grilled hot dog buns
  • Mustard

(Chopped onion, tomato, celery seed, sliced jalapeno peppers)


  1. Simmer sauerkraut, beer and hot dogs in large skillet over medium heat about 10 minutes, until dogs plump.
  2. Top each bun with hot dog and sauerkraut.
  3. Serve with mustard and your choice of toppings.