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Dr. George McLaren Brydon

Male 1875 - 1963  (88 years)


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  • Name George McLaren Brydon 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 27 Jun 1875  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Sep 1963  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2419  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2017 

    Father Dr. Robert Brydon,   b. Apr 1845, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1921, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Ellen Page Dame,   b. 5 Dec 1849, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1890, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1872  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Natalie Page Coleman,   b. 10 Feb 1878, , Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1961, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1901  News Ferry, Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At Grace Church.
    Children 
    +1. Capt. George McLaren Brydon, Jr.,   b. 7 Aug 1902, Hamilton, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1970, Petersburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Anne Page Brydon,   b. 29 Jul 1904, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1998  (Age 93 years)
    +3. Robert Brydon, III,   b. 30 Oct 1906, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2004, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +4. Nathaniel Coleman Brydon,   b. 12 Dec 1910, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1996, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1875 - Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1901 - News Ferry, Halifax, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1963 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Lawn Cemetery, Henrico, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century
    Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century
    by George MacLaren Brydon


    Weddings
    'Weddings in the Virginias'
    "Weddings in the Virginias"
    George and Natalie get married
    'A Noteworthy Wedding'
    "A Noteworthy Wedding"
    Miss Nathalie Page Coleman the bride of Rev. G. MacLaren Brydon

  • Notes 
    • Priest and church historian. He was born in Danville, Virginia. Brydon received his B.A. from Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, in 1896, and his B.D. from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1899. He was ordained deacon on June 23, 1899, and priest on May 31, 1900. Brydon was deacon-in-charge of Randolph Parish, Halifax County, 1899-1900; assistant at Emmanuel Church, Baltimore, 1900-1901, and again 1904-1907; rector of St. Paul's Church, Hamilton, as well as Mt. Calvary, Round Hill, and Christ Church, Lucketts, all in Loundon County, 1901-1904; rector of Trinity Church, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1907-1911; rector of St. Paul's and Hanover Parishes in King George County, 1911-1914; Richmond City Missionary, 1914-1917; and rector of St. Mark's Church, Richmond, 1917-1919. He was executive secretary and treasurer of the Diocese of Virginia, 1919-1940, and the Archdeacon of Colored Work, 1914-1930 and 1937-1941. He made many of his most significant contributions as historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia. His major work was Virginia's Mother Church and the Political Conditions Under Which It Grew, 2 vols. (1947, 1952). He died in Richmond, Virginia.

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      Dr. George Brydon Funeral Set Monday
      In Richmond Church Funeral services for the Rev. George MacLaren Brydon, D.D., will take place in Richmond Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The Danville native who was historiographer and registrar of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia died yesterday at his home in Richmond at the age of 88.

      Dr. Brydon was born here June 27, 1875, the son of the late Robert and Ellen Page Dame Brydon. The only surviving relative left in Danville is Mrs. William Meade Brydon, a sister-in-law. He attended the public schools of Danville, was ordained as deacon in 1899 after his graduation from the Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained priest the following year. Dr. Brydon went to Richmond in 1914 as Richmond City Missionary of the Episcopal Church and served in lhat capacity until 1917 when he was appointed rector of St. Mark's Church. Prior to that time he had served as assistant at a church in Baltimore, Md., and as rector of churches .in Loudoun County. In 1919 Bishop William Cabell Brown had all the business and financial affairs of the diocese assembled under one office and appointed Dr. Brydcn to head the office as treasurer. He later was given added duties as secretary and treasurer of church schools and in 1922 assumed the office of register of the diocese. He was appointed historiographer of the diocese in 1925. He was married in 1901 to Nathalie Page Coleman of Halifax County. Survivors include three sons, Captain George M. Brydon, Jr., (USN, retired), Robert Brydon III and Nathaniel Coleman Brydon, all of Richmond; a daughter, Anne Page Brydon of Charlottesville and a sister, Mrs. W. E, Murrie of Lynchburg.