James Furse "The Mariner" was English. His descendents did come to Allendale (Lower Three Runs) where if you look on Mills 1825 map of Barnwell Co., you will find at Lower Three Runs "Jas Furse" and "Furzes Cr."

I. William Furse married Ann, of Exter Devonshire. The Stephen Smith Furse branch of the family which lived in South Carolina had many keepsakes of the Furse family, among them large portraits of the first ancestors, William and Ann Furse.

Source: Garrett-Sharpe Brown-Poindexter and Allied Lines: A Genealogical Study with Biographical Notes, Indexed, Privately Published by The American Historical Company, Inc., New York, 1971.  Submitted by John D. Culbertson.

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