Francis BERNARD John BERNARD Lucy HIGGINSON Alice BERNARD Richard BERNARD Mary BERNARD Mary Elizabeth WOOLHOUSE Mini tree diagram

Colonel William BERNARD

William BERNARD2

also known as Esq. Bernard WILLIAM1

16071 - UNKNOWN

Life History


Born in England, UK.1

after 18th Nov 1653

Married Lucy HIGGINSON in Virginia.1,2

6th Nov 1675

Death of Lucy HIGGINSON in Fairfield, Gloucester, Virginia.3,2




  • There is some uncertainity among sources anmd analysts on whether this Col William Bernard is the son of Francis Bernard and Mary (Elizabeth) Wollhouse/Woodhouse.  Most commentators and genealogists cpnoclude that this is the most likey famliy relationship.

    "Lucy Higginson married Col. William Bernard, son of Francis Bernard and Mary Woolhouse; 2nd husband. She married Col. Philip Ludwell, son of Thomas Ludwell and Jane Cottington; 3rd husband, 1st wife. She died on 6 Nov 1675. She died on 16 Nov 1675 at Virginia."
    --  My Burwell Family,

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    William, Esq Bernard
    Gender: Male
    Birth 1607 England
    Spouse Name: Lucy Higginson
    Marriage State: of VA


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