Daniell Regan was born in 1626 at Cork, Ireland. Daniell’s wife, Elizabeth W. Wilson, was born in Ireland in about 1635. In 1662, a son Francis Regan, Sr. was born at Cork, Ireland to Daniell Regan and Elizabeth Regan (1252).

The Daniell Regan family migrated to the Virginia Colony before 14 May 1666 when John Rogers was granted 200 acres of land in Surry County, Virginia described as beginning on the south side of Cyprus Swamp, south-southwest along Daniell Regan’s land (1013).

On 23 Apr 1667, Daniell Regan received a grant of 200 acres of land in Surry County, Virginia (1254). The land was described as beginning opposite to land of Coll. Jordan, to the Cyprus Swamp, etc. for the transport of four persons: Roger Parsons, Richard Atkins, Arthur Stephens, and Robert Surbett.

On 24 Jul 1667, Francis Sowerby complained of unlawful behaviour by Daniell Regan and his wife Elizabeth towards himself and his wife (1247). He accused Daniell Regan of using scandalous words, of being vile and wicked and of several blows and stripes. He also accused Daniell Regan of turbulence to greatly dethrone god, and high treason to his Majesty. Francis Sowerby asked that Daniell Regan and his wife be bound over to peace.

Daniell Regan appears on a 11 Jun 1668 list of Surry County, Virginia tithables (1297). On 7 Jul 1668, William Thompson of Surry County, Virginia sold 100 acres of land adjoining land owned by Francis Sowerby to Daniell Regan (1249). On 6 Nov 1668, Daniell Regan assigned a patent to William Thompson (1250, Patent Book 7). 

On 14 Oct 1672, Daniell Regan witnessed the transfer of a patent to land in Surry County, Virginia from William Thompson of Surry County and his wife, Katherine, to Thomas Andrews (1299; Book II, Page 19).

In Surry County, Virginia on 2 Nov 1686, Daniell Regan made a will naming his wife; sons Francis, Daniell, and Jeremiah; and a daughter Elizabeth (1252).

Daniell Regan and his wife Elizabeth participated in the 1676 Bacon’s Rebellion.

Daniell Regan appears on a list of Surry County, Virginia freeholders and inhabitants available to the Militia on 24 Nov 1687.

Daniell Regan made a will in Surry County, Virginia on 2 Nov 1686 (1252). Daniell named his eldest son Francis Regan, his son Daniell, son Jeremiah, son John, his daughter Elizabeth, and his wife Elizabeth. He named his wife and son Francis as executors. 

Daniell Regan died in Surry County, Virginia before 5 Jul 1678.

The Will of Daniell Regan was proved in Surry County, Virginia Court on 5 Jul 1678. Probate in Surry County, Virginia was completed on 18 Jul 1687.

Notes and Comments

In his will made on 2 Nov 1686, Daniell named his wife Elizabeth and eldest son Francis Regan (1252). A complaint in court on 24 Jul 1667 identifies Elizabeth as the wife of Daniell Regan (1247). On 6 Oct 1687, Francis Regan and his mother, Elizabeth Regan, appeared in court to swear to the accuracy of the inventory of the Estate of Daniell Regan (871).

Sources

871. Sworn Statement to Inventory of the Estate of Daniell Regan. Surry County, Virginia. 6 Oct 1687. Surry County, Virginia Record Book 3. Surry County Court House, Surry, Virginia. Page 16.

1013. John Rogers, Patent for 200 acres. Surry County, Virginia, 14 May 1666. Surry County, Virginia Patent Book 5, Page 523. Louise Pledge Heat Foley. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Vol. 3. 3 vols. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2003. Page 89.

1247. Complaint by Francis Sowerby of Unlawful Behavior by Daniell Regan and his Wife Elizabeth. Surry County, Virginia, 24 Jul 1667. Surry County, Virginia Record Book 1, 1652–1672, Page 286. Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records: Surry County, Virginia, 1652–1684. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1980. (Images: Ancestry.com.)

1249. Sale by William Thompson of 100 acres of Land to Daniell Regan, Surry County, Virginia, 7 Jul 1668. Surry County Record Book 1, 1652–1672. Page 303. Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records: Surry County, Virginia, 1652–1684. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1980.

1250. Daniel Regan Assigned Patent to William Thompson, Surry County, Virginia, 6 Nov 1668. Surry County, Virginia Record Book 1. Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records: Surry County, Virginia, 1652–1684. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1980.

1252. Will of Daniell Regan, Surry County, Virginia, 2 Nov 1686. Surry County, Virginia Deeds and Wills Book 3, 1684–1687, Pages 87–88. Surry County Court House, Surry County, Virginia.

1254. Daniell Regan, Patent to 200 acres. Surry County, Virginia, 24 Jul 1667. Surry County, Virginia Patent Book 6, Page 58. Louise Pledge Heat Foley. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Volume 3. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2003. Page 107. (Images: Ancestry.com)

1297. “Census of Tithables in Surry County in the Year 1668.” William and Mary College Quarterly 8 (1900): 160–164 (Image on file.).

1298. MacDonald, Edgar, and Richard Slatten. “Surry County Tithables 1686, 1687, 1688.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 23 (1985).

1299. Daniell Regan assigned patent to Thomas Andrews, Surry County, Virginia, 14 Oct 1672. Surry County Record Book II, 1671–1684, Page 19. Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records: Surry County, Virginia, 1652–1684. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1980. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

1300. William Thompson and Catherine Thompson assign patent to Daniel Regan, Surry County, Virginia, 30 Oct 1672. Surry County Record Book II, 1671–1684, Page 19. Davis, Eliza Timberlake. Surry County Records: Surry County, Virginia, 1652–1684. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1980. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)


 Revised 19 Nov 2020.