Welcome to my page of SCOTTISH LINKS, until not so very long ago, I always thought we had a strong IRISH link in the BRYANT FAMILY TREE....due to stories relayed to me by certain members of the family ie., after committing a dastardly felony rather serious in Ireland, our ancestors fled to NEW ZEALAND from IRELAND and had a name change from O;BRIEN TO BRYANT! Hmmmm .....But I have since found this not to be so, well not in this BRYANT/SUDDENS branch anyway..
On this page we will deal mainly with. BRYANT and SUDDENS .
I will put online what I have found for other family members, in the same token I would be pleased to get any updates re our Bryant branch and photos would be so gratefully received to share with Family members ..thanks enjoy...I now know why I just love bagpipes!
INFO FROM: ROOTSWEB, LDS, and family members..thank you...
.I will not say that all this info is 100% correct, we are still gathering info
Well first up we have
ROBERT SUDDENSwho married one
AGNES McDonald on the 5th of May 1820 in EDINBURGH PARISH SCOTLAND.
Their offspring were
THOMAS MCDONALD SUDDENS*
THOMAS MCDONALD SUDDENS Carpenter, who migrated to New Zealand from SCOTLAND in 1858, married
JANE MARTHA WOODLAND about 1854, a daughter
JANE SUDDENS was born in 1854 Sunderland DURHAM ENGLAND..this is my Great great Grand Mother and Father
THOMAS BRYANT who married ELIZABETH DONAGHUE photo above.
THOMAS MICHAEL BRYANT was born about 1855 in LONDON and died in LYTTELTON NEW ZEALAND 1889
THOMAS MICHAEL BRYANT married JANE SUDDENS at the Manse in 1872
witnesses were James Anderson Labourer Lyttelton and Jane Suddens householder Christchurch.
Their children were:
JAMES WOODLAND BRYANT 5 th MAY 1877 born CANTERBURY NZ ( my grandfather)
As far as I know this is a portrait of THOMAS MICHAEL BRYANT & JANE SUDDENS, my great grand parents..
This page was last updated on: August 20, 2011
PLEASE CHECK ALL THE GUEST BOOKS, SOMEONE MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU, AND LEAVE YOUR INFO FOR OTHER FAMILY RESEARCHERS, THANK YOU, MOST OF ALL ENJOY YOUR FAMILY QUEST....... text.
Looking through the ancestors list of names it is great to see where they came from, ENGLAND and SCOTLAND, SEYMOUR, MacDonald, Woodland, good old Scotish & English names and the Irish link through DONAGHUE, still looking...then of course the Bryant/Brieene goes back to France and the Hughenots, the same as the Langes so it looks like our roots on both sides come through Europe