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Ancestors of Erma Jeanette Morgan

 

Generation No. 1

1. Erma Jeanette Morgan, born May 24, 1933 in Shortcreek, Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 22, 2003 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 2. Lindsey Morgan and 3. Nannie Couch. She married (1) Fritz Mosley Dec 1949. He was born Oct 19, 1926 in Asher, Leslie County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Shelby Mosley and Rhoda Baker.

More About Erma Jeanette Morgan:

Burial: Jun 25, 2003, Mosley Family Cemetery, Mozelle, Kentucky

Social Security Number: 404-46-3353

SSN issued: Kentucky

More About Fritz Mosley:

Military service: served in Navy

Generation No. 2

2. Lindsey Morgan He married 3. Nannie Couch.

3. Nannie Couch, born Nov 23, 1909; died Dec 10, 1979 in Fayette County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 6. John Couch and 7. Sophia Esther Morgan.

More About Nannie Couch:

Burial: Rockhouse Creek, Leslie Co, Kentucky

Children of Lindsey Morgan and Nannie Couch are:

i. Betty Rose, married Kenneth Moore.

1 ii. Erma Jeanette Morgan, born May 24, 1933 in Shortcreek, Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 22, 2003 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky; Stepchild; married Fritz Mosley Dec 1949.

iii. Martha Ann Couch, born Jan 25, 1936; died Jan 25, 1948 in Rockhouse Creek, Leslie Co, Kentucky.

More About Martha Ann Couch:

Burial: Rockhouse Creek, Leslie Co, Kentucky

Cause of Death: hit by coal truck at 12

iv. Lindsey Morgan Jr, born Sep 02, 1938; died Jul 09, 2004; married Marcella Baker.

More About Lindsey Morgan Jr:

Burial: Jul 11, 2004, Jim Baker Family Cemetery, Cucshin, Kentucky

v. Henderson Morgan, born 1940; married Stella.

vi. John Micheal Couch, born Sep 30, 1941; died Sep 1999; married Jean.

More About John Micheal Couch:

Cause of Death: long illness caused by stroke

vii. James Martin Morgan, born Sep 30, 1941; died Nov 14, 2002; married Loema Chappell Oct 29, 1960.

More About James Martin Morgan:

Burial: Nov 16, 2006, Glady Branch Cemetery, Stinnett, Kentucky

viii. Elmer Morgan, born Feb 12, 1944.

More About Elmer Morgan:

Burial: Rockhouse Creek, Leslie Co, Kentucky

Cause of Death: car accident

ix. William Rush Morgan, born Jan 22, 1948; died Feb 23, 2006; married Carol.

More About William Rush Morgan:

Burial: Feb 26, 2006, Honey Branch Cemetery, Middlefork, Kentucky

x. Robert G Morgan, born May 07, 1949; died Feb 18, 1950.

More About Robert G Morgan:

Burial: Rockhouse Creek, Leslie Co, Kentucky

Cause of Death: killed in house fire

xi. Barbara J Morgan, born Apr 26, 1951; married Eugene Roberts.

 

Generation No. 3

6. John Couch, born Feb 1887 in Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 23, 1953. He was the son of 12. William Couch and 13. Jane Sizemore. He married 7. Sophia Esther Morgan Dec 31, 1908 in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky.

7. Sophia Esther Morgan, born Apr 08, 1889 in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 1981 in Morrow, Warren, Ohio, United States of America. She was the daughter of 14. Henderson Morgan and 15. Polly Ann Roberts.

Notes for John Couch:

1910 Census

Name: John Couch

Birthplace: Kentucky County: Leslie, Hyden

Relatives: Head of Household Henderson Morgan (W)

Enumeration District: 0134 Visit: 0225 Color: W Age: 23

 

 

More About Sophia Esther Morgan:

Social Security Number: 407-18-7192

SSN issued: Kentucky

Children of John Couch and Sophia Morgan are:

3 i. Nannie Couch, born Nov 23, 1909; died Dec 10, 1979 in Fayette County, Kentucky; married (1) Lindsey Morgan; married (2) John Hamilton.

ii. Jessie Couch, born May 23, 1913 in Leslie, Kentucky.

iii. Polly Couch, born Jun 05, 1915 in Leslie, Kentucky.

iv. Rose N Couch, born Apr 21, 1918 in Leslie, Kentucky.

v. Mary Sylvie Couch, born Apr 23, 1931 in Leslie, Kentucky.

 

Generation No. 4

12. William Couch, born Jan 1846 in Kentucky; died Aug 02, 1926. He was the son of 24. Elisha Couch and 25. Mahala Sizemore. He married 13. Jane Sizemore.

13. Jane Sizemore, born Jun 20, 1854 in Clay County Kentucky; died Jun 22, 1910.

Children of William Couch and Jane Sizemore are:

i. Jane Couch, born 1874 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

ii. Abijah Couch, born 1875 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

iii. Carr Couch, born 1877 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

iv. Eli Couch, born Mar 1883.

v. Henry Couch, born Jan 1884.

6 vi. John Couch, born Feb 1887 in Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 23, 1953; married Sophia Esther Morgan Dec 31, 1908 in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky.

vii. Holly Couch, born Jan 1889.

viii. Suge Couch, born 1891 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

ix. Elijah Couch, born 1892 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

x. Elizabeth Couch, born Apr 1892.

xi. Florence Couch, born 1894 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

xii. Jane Couch

 

14. Henderson Morgan, born Abt. 1847 in Clay County, Kentucky; died Jan 28, 1930 in Leslie County, Kentucky. He was the son of 28. George Washington Morgan and 29. Martha Betsey Pace. He married 15. Polly Ann Roberts Jun 12, 1873 in Clay County, Kentucky.

15. Polly Ann Roberts, born 1856 in Clay County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 30. Samuel Roberts and 31. Susan Mattingly.

Notes for Henderson Morgan:

1910 Census

Name: Henderson Morgan

Birthplace: Kentucky County: Leslie, Hyden

Relatives: Wife Sallye A 55, Kentucky

Son Chester 18, Kentucky

Son Charley 16, Kentucky

Daughter Nannie 13, Kentucky

Son John 26, Kentucky

Daughter-in-law Eliza 20, Kentucky

Granddaughter Boda 10, Kentucky

Granddaughter Emma 09, Kentucky

Son-in-law John Couch 23, Kentucky

Daughter Sopha 21, Kentucky

Granddaughter Nannie NR, Kentucky

Enumeration District: 0134 Visit: 0225 Color: W Age: 64

 

 

More About Henderson Morgan:

Residence: 1860, Not Stated, Clay, Kentucky

Children of Henderson Morgan and Polly Roberts are:

i. Jim Morgan

ii. Ella Morgan, born 1875.

iii. William Jasper Morgan, born 1876.

iv. Garrett Morgan, born 1880.

v. Curtis Morgan, born 1882.

vi. John M Morgan, born Abt. 1884; married Eliza.

7 vii. Sophia Esther Morgan, born Apr 08, 1889 in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky; died Jun 1981 in Morrow, Warren, Ohio, United States of America; married John Couch Dec 31, 1908 in Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky.

viii. Chester Morgan, born 1892; died 1934; married Mallie; born Abt. 1897.

ix. Charles Morgan, born May 01, 1894; died Aug 25, 1984 in Mozelle, Leslie County, Kentucky; married Ivy Mae Sweeny Abt. 1920; born Oct 1887 in Indiana; died Jun 16, 1961 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

More About Ivy Mae Sweeny:

Residence: 1900, Jefferson, Allen, Indiana

x. Nannie Morgan, born Abt. 1897.

 

Generation No. 5

24. Elisha Couch, born 1810; died 1885. He was the son of 48. Martin Couch and 49. Sarah Hall. He married 25. Mahala Sizemore Aug 09, 1836 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

25. Mahala Sizemore, born 1814; died Apr 11, 1885. She was the daughter of 50. John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore and 51. Nancy Bowling.

Notes for Elisha Couch:

He received the nickname "Gaiters" from wearing the old fashioned gaiter overshoes, and one danced untill her wore out a pair.

 

More About Elisha Couch:

Census: 1850, Clay County Kentucky

Children of Elisha Couch and Mahala Sizemore are:

i. Susan Couch, born 1837; married Russell Sizemore Brock Dec 04, 1857.

ii. John ''Squire" Couch, born 1839.

iii. Sarah Couch, born 1842.

iv. Carr Couch, born 1844.

12 v. William Couch, born Jan 1846 in Kentucky; died Aug 02, 1926; married Jane Sizemore.

vi. Muray Couch, born 1849.

vii. Jane Couch

viii. Nancy Couch

ix. Margaret Couch

x. Lucinda Couch

 

28. George Washington Morgan, born Abt. 1824 in Harlan County, kentucky; died Aft. 1900. He was the son of 56. Zachariah Morgan and 57. Mary Polly Holt. He married 29. Martha Betsey Pace Jul 03, 1841 in Perry County, Kentucky.

29. Martha Betsey Pace, born Abt. 1822 in Clay County, Kentucky.

Notes for George Washington Morgan:

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Birth dates taken from the 1850 Perry Co. Census. [My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Birth dates taken from the 1850 Perry Co. Census.

Children of George Morgan and Martha Pace are:

i. Bige Morgan, married Elizabeth Pace.

ii. Abijah Morgan, born 1842.

iii. Elhannon Morgan, born 1845.

14 iv. Henderson Morgan, born Abt. 1847 in Clay County, Kentucky; died Jan 28, 1930 in Leslie County, Kentucky; married Polly Ann Roberts Jun 12, 1873 in Clay County, Kentucky.

v. John Morgan, born 1849; married Minerva Morgan.

More About John Morgan:

Occupation: First Jailer of Leslie County

vi. Elizabeth Morgan, born 1851.

vii. Elisha Morgan, born 1853.

viii. Jasper Morgan, born 1855; died Oct 1861 in Civil War: Battle of Rockcastle Hill.

ix. Martha Morgan, born 1859.

 

30. Samuel Roberts, born 1829. He was the son of 60. Swimfield Roberts and 61. Margaret Peggy Lewis. He married 31. Susan Mattingly.

31. Susan Mattingly, born 1832 in Clay County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 62. William Bristoe Mattingly and 63. Alice Bowling.

Children of Samuel Roberts and Susan Mattingly are:

i. Mararet Roberts, born Abt. 1850.

ii. Alice Roberts, born 1852.

iii. Martha Morgan Roberts, born 1856.

15 iv. Polly Ann Roberts, born 1856 in Clay County, Kentucky; married Henderson Morgan Jun 12, 1873 in Clay County, Kentucky.

v. Lucinda Roberts, born 1860.

 

Generation No. 6

48. Martin Couch, born 1785 in New Rivers, Ashe, Nc.; died May 1856 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. He was the son of 96. John Couch and 97. Elizabeth James. He married 49. Sarah Hall Abt. 1804 in Ashe, North Carolina.

49. Sarah Hall, born 1785 in Virginia; died Aft. 1850 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 98. John Hall Sr and 99. Mary Hash.

More About Martin Couch:

Census: 1850, Has 2 grandchildren Rebecca & John Hall

Children of Martin Couch and Sarah Hall are:

24 i. Elisha Couch, born 1810; died 1885; married Mahala Sizemore Aug 09, 1836 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

ii. Ira Couch, born Feb 1812 in Ashe, North Carolina; died 1911 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky; married Perminia Combs Feb 01, 1840 in Perry County, Kentucky; born 1827.

Notes for Ira Couch:

Ira has an interview with John Jay Dickey that is must reading for Couch researchers. He tells of his father Martin and his grandfather John Couch. Ira has at least three land grants on Page 325,257,67 of Grants in Court Order. Two were on the KY River in Perry and one at Black Mtn., Harlan, KY. Ira has interview with John J. Dickey in 1898. Is on Roll 3, Page 2277. Also see Roll 4, Page 3391. (Dickey Diary). Interview took place 4/27/1898 Hazard. Ira Couch Family in 1850 Perry Co., KY Census of 1850. In Perry 1880 Census. Ira lived near Willard on Big Creek. His son, Charley, was known as a prize

fighter. Was married by a Mr. CAMPBELL.

 

 

 

More About Ira Couch:

Burial: Typo, Perry County, Kentucky

iii. Joe Couch

iv. Dockey Couch

v. John Couch, born Abt. 1843.

vi. Bige Couch

vii. Rebecca Hall, born 1841; Foster child.

viii. John Hall, born 1843; Foster child.

 

50. John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore He was the son of 100. George All Sizemore and 101. Agnes Shepherd Cornett. He married 51. Nancy Bowling 1804.

51. Nancy Bowling, born 1783 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of 102. James Bowling and 103. Mary Polly Blevins.

Children of John Sizemore and Nancy Bowling are:

i. Sara Sizemore, born 1805.

More About Sara Sizemore:

Record Change: Sep 11, 2001

ii. Wilburn Sizemore, born 1807.

More About Wilburn Sizemore:

Record Change: Jul 30, 2001

iii. Mary (Polly) Sizemore, born 1810 in Clay, Kentucky; died 1858 in Clay, Kentucky.

More About Mary (Polly) Sizemore:

Record Change: Jul 30, 2001

iv. Henry "Blue Hole" Sizemore, born 1812 in KY.

More About Henry "Blue Hole" Sizemore:

Record Change: Sep 11, 2001

v. William "Rockhouse Bill" Sizemore, born 1813 in KY.

More About William "Rockhouse Bill" Sizemore:

Record Change: Jul 30, 2001

25 vi. Mahala Sizemore, born 1814; died Apr 11, 1885; married Elisha Couch Aug 09, 1836 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

 

56. Zachariah Morgan, died Sep 1841 in Clay County, Kentucky ( now Leslie County). He was the son of 112. John Benton and 113. Hannah Morgan. He married 57. Mary Polly Holt 1795 in South Carolina.

57. Mary Polly Holt, born Abt. 1778 in ? South Carolina; died Sep 15, 1855 in Clay County, Kentucky ( now Leslie County). She was the daughter of 114. William Holt and 115. Elizabeth Seward.

Notes for Zachariah Morgan:

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In 1819, Harlan County was formed from the eastern portion of Knox County. The following list is of all those males age 21 and over who were living in the section of Knox County that was set off to form Harlan. This list of 242 men can be found at the end of the 1819 tax list of Knox County. It appears to be only of those men who were not exempted from the poll tax. Therefore, there may be some elderly men who were living in that section but who are not listed. Zachariah is listed among them.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

In 1819, Harlan County was formed from the eastern portion of Knox County. The following list is of all those males age 21 and over who were living in the section of Knox County that was set off to form Harlan. This list of 242 men can be found at the end of the 1819 tax list of Knox County. It appears to be only of those men who were not exempted from the poll tax. Therefore, there may be some elderly men who were living in that section but who are not listed. Zachariah is listed among them.

Children of Zachariah Morgan and Mary Holt are:

28 i. George Washington Morgan, born Abt. 1824 in Harlan County, kentucky; died Aft. 1900; married Martha Betsey Pace Jul 03, 1841 in Perry County, Kentucky.

ii. Jesse Morgan, born Jun 09, 1803 in Virginia; died May 15, 1897; married Rebecca Howard; born Oct 10, 1805 in Harlan County, Kentucky; died Oct 28, 1881.

iii. Racheal Morgan

iv. William Morgan

v. Joseph Morgan

vi. David Morgan

vii. Able Morgan, born 1814; married Sarah Oct 05, 1837 in Perry County, Kentucky; born 1818.

viii. Elisha Morgan, born 1820; married Mary Ann Napier.

ix. Zachariah Morgan II

x. Nancy Morgan

xi. John M Morgan

xii. Cressy Morgan

xiii. Louisa Morgan

xiv. Betsey Morgan

xv. Lucinda Morgan

 

60. Swimfield Roberts, born 1798 in Virginia; died 1879. He was the son of 120. Jesse Roberts and 121. Nancy Anderson. He married 61. Margaret Peggy Lewis Jan 04, 1819.

61. Margaret Peggy Lewis, born Apr 01, 1805; died 1850 in Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 122. Messenger Lewis and 123. Freelove Shaw.

Children of Swimfield Roberts and Margaret Lewis are:

i. Swimfield Jr. Roberts, died in During Civil War.

ii. Messenger Roberts, born Jan 01, 1821; married Malinda Gibson Jun 13, 1841.

iii. Thomas Roberts, born Apr 07, 1825 in Clay County, Kentucky; died Dec 11, 1853; married Margaret Mcintosh; born 1828.

30 iv. Samuel Roberts, born 1829; married Susan Mattingly.

v. Marinda Roberts, born 1833; died Oct 1850.

vi. John Roberts, born 1835; married Lucy Bowling.

vii. Dorcas Roberts, born 1837.

viii. Susan Sally Roberts, born 1837; married John C. Dixon.

ix. James Roberts, born 1842; married Mary Hyden.

x. Martha Roberts, born 1842; married Andy Hensley.

xi. Lucinda Roberts, born 1844; married Abijah Sizemore.

 

62. William Bristoe Mattingly, born 1804 in MD; died 1893 in Knox Co, KY. He was the son of 124. Ignatius Mattingly and 125. Mary Ann Daft. He married 63. Alice Bowling Sep 08, 1828 in Hazard, Perry Co, KY.

63. Alice Bowling, born 1810 in Clay Co, KY; died 1870 in Knox Co, KY. She was the daughter of 126. John E. Bowling and 127. Susan Sizemore.

Children of William Mattingly and Alice Bowling are:

i. Sally Mattingly, born 1829 in Perry Co, KY; married Samuel Mosley; born Jan 1826 in Clay Co, KY; died Aug 23, 1903 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

Notes for Samuel Mosley:

Enlisted as a Private on 27 June 1863 in Camp Nelson, KY

Enlisted in Company E, 49th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 19 September 1863

Mustered out on 26 December 1864 in Lexington, KY

Regimental History

Forty-ninth Infantry

KENTUCKY

(1-YEAR)

Forty-ninth Infantry. -- Col., John G. Eve, Lieut.-Col.,

Philos Stratton; Maj., James H. Davidson.

This regiment was organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., in June,

1863, by Col. Eve. All the companies were mustered into

service Sept. 19, except two one of which was mustered Oct. 7,

the other Nov. 3.

On Oct. 1, 1864, the regiment was sent to Tennessee, where it

was stationed along the railroad near Murfreesboro and between

Wartrace and Mill Creek, acting under the orders of Gen.

Lovell H. Rousseau. In November it returned to Lexington,

where it was on duty under Gens. Price and McLean.

The regiment was mustered out Dec. 26, 1864, by reason of

expiration of term. The veterans, who reenlisted under Capt.

J. M. Cook, were transferred to the 7th Ky. veteran cavalry,

constituting Co. I of that organization. Those reenlisted by

Capt. Francis Catron were transferred to the 1st Ky. cavalry.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 343

Battles Fought

Fought on 27 October 1863.

Fought on 15 December 1863.

 

Military service: American Civil War Kentucky 49th Inf. Company E.

Joined for duty June 27, 1863 in Clay County, Kentucky for 1 year.

Age: 29 years.

Mustered in September 19, 1863 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.

October 1863 absent sick since September 21, 1863.

July 1864. Absent in Hospital, Camp Burnside,Ky.

Mustered out: December 26, 1864 at Lexington, Kentucky

Discharge papers state: Height: 5'6". Dark complexion- Black eyes-Black hair.

Certificate # 739869

 

More About Samuel Mosley:

Residence: 1900, Bod Creek, Leslie, Kentucky

ii. Mary Ann Mattingly, born Jun 1831 in Clay Co, KY; died Apr 07, 1912 in Perry Co, KY; married Josiah Henry Combs Jul 09, 1853 in Perry Co, KY; born Nov 25, 1824 in Perry Co, KY; died Sep 23, 1894 in KY.

Notes for Josiah Henry Combs:

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Judge over French-Eversole War. Forced them to sign a treaty that they broke finally with the removal of French and the others peace reigned, until 1894 when Judge Josiah Combs returned to spend his declining years. His friends tried to keep him away but he wouldn't listen. One morning as the judge stood talking to a friend of his in front of the courthouse a shot rang out, coming from the direction of the cornfields across the way. The murderer kept his position while the judge staggered across the street where he sank down and died at the door of his home.

The assassin deliberately walked to the back of the field and joined a confederate while a third man opened fire across the river in pretense of sounding like a large force. In a few minutes pursuers went after the tree men and an exchange of shots followed. Two of the men were indicted, Jess Fields and Joe Adkinds, but the third, Boone Frazier, was never caught.

18 Oct 1895 Mt. Echo 1895 (Laurel Co., Ky Newspaper) "A bloody battle in Knott county at a political meeting is reported to have occurred a few days ago, in which two Democrats, Tom HOWARD and Henry PATTON, and one Republican Josiah Combs are said to have been killed." [My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Judge over French-Eversole War. Forced them to sign a treaty that they broke finally with the removal of French and the others peace reigned, until 1894 when Judge Josiah Combs returned to spend his declining years. His friends tried to keep him away but he wouldn't listen. One morning as the judge stood talking to a friend of his in front of the courthouse a shot rang out, coming from the direction of the cornfields across the way. The murderer kept his position while the judge staggered across the street where he sank down and died at the door of his home.

The assassin deliberately walked to the back of the field and joined a confederate while a third man opened fire across the river in pretense of sounding like a large force. In a few minutes pursuers went after the tree men and an exchange of shots followed. Two of the men were indicted, Jess Fields and Joe Adkinds, but the third, Boone Frazier, was never caught.

18 Oct 1895 Mt. Echo 1895 (Laurel Co., Ky Newspaper) "A bloody battle in Knott county at a political meeting is reported to have occurred a few days ago, in which two Democrats, Tom HOWARD and Henry PATTON, and one Republican Josiah Combs are said to have been killed."

More About Josiah Henry Combs:

Occupation: Judge

31 iii. Susan Mattingly, born 1832 in Clay County, Kentucky; married Samuel Roberts.

iv. Jesse Mattingly, born Mar 24, 1833 in Clay Co, KY; died Oct 02, 1894 in Knox Co, KY; married Mary Jane Asher Jan 31, 1855 in Clay Co, KY; born Sep 30, 1832 in Clay Co, KY; died Jun 11, 1909 in Knox Co, KY.

v. Lucy Mattingly, born 1836 in Clay Co, KY.

vi. John Mattingly, born 1838 in Clay Co, KY; married Unknown Johnson.

vii. Sarah Mattingly, born 1840.

viii. Ellen Mattingly, born 1842 in Clay Co, KY; married James Hundley; born 1843 in Clay Co, KY.

ix. Angeline Mattingly, born Jul 03, 1845 in Clay Co, KY; married Kenneth Hundley.

x. Nancy Mattingly, born Feb 04, 1847 in Clay Co, KY; died Nov 19, 1934 in Clay Co, KY; married John Hampton Napier Mar 22, 1867 in Clay Co, KY; born 1844.

xi. Justin Ignatius Mattingly, born Apr 14, 1848 in Clay Co, KY; died Apr 04, 1920 in Leslie Co, KY; married Mary Jane Howard Mar 31, 1871 in Clay Co, KY; born 1851.

xii. William M. Mattingly, born May 01, 1853 in Clay Co, KY; died Jan 23, 1935 in Decatur, AR; married Hettie Sizemore; born Mar 29, 1856 in Clay Co, KY.

Notes for William M. Mattingly:

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Generation No. 7

96. John Couch, born Abt. 1750 in Germany; died Abt. 1830 in Perry County, Kentucky. He was the son of 192. Thomas Couch and 193. Mary. He married 97. Elizabeth James Dec 02, 1783.

97. Elizabeth James, born Abt. 1745; died 1830 in Perry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of 194. William James and 195. Lettice Taylor.

Notes for John Couch:

John was a very large man (Weighed up to 500 Lbs.) and fought in the Revolutionary War.

He later went to KY in about 1800 with his son Martin and lived

and died in KY. He is referred to by Martin in the Dickey Diary. I have

marriage license to Elizabeth Campbell James in Orange Co., NC. He married her

after Mary Polly Boone died. He is supposed to have served as a wagon driver

for Gen. Washington in the Revolutionary War. John married 3d to Mary Patterson

. . . see will in NC Wills, Orange Co., NC 1752-1800 by Ruth Herndon Shields.

Book C, Pg. 79. Will in archives proven 2/1796 signed Mary Patterson. "All her

estate to be equally divided among the surviving children of Couch and Betsy,

his wife deceased. The names of the children now living are Mary Couch, Letitia

Couch, July Couch, Eleanor Couch and Elizabeth Couch. All are under 18 years of

age. Executors: Worthy friends Robert Campbell, Roger Daniel and John Couch.

Witnesses: Robert Campbell, Roger Daniel. See Ira Couch interview on 4/29/1898

at Big Creek, KY. Names John Couch as grandfather!

Interview on page 2277, roll 3, John Dicke y Diary. Available from LDS in Salt Lake City, UT.

Some of this information furnished by Stewart Couch and Gladys K. Frazier. Mrs. Frazier

s descendant of John Couch. Stewart Couch died in about 1980. John Couch and Polly

Boone had 6 children. After Polly died He married Elizabeth James Campbell, who was

divorced from Patrick Campbell. Martin was the only issue of this union.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Elizabeth Campbell

Groom: John Couch

Bond Date: 02 Dec 1783

County: Orange

Record #: 01 096

Bond #: 000096011

He was married to Elizabeth JAMES on 2 Dec 1783 in , Orange, Nc. He was divorced from Elizabeth JAMES. Elizabeth JAMES was born about 1745. She died about 1830 in , Perry, Ky. !Elizabeth James Campbell was married to Patrick Campbell JR, who divorced her.

She married John Couch after Polly Boone died and bore him at least one son,

Martin. She is said to be related to the famous Jessie James according to

information in the John Jay Dickey Diary. I have the marriage date and

 

 

 

More About John Couch:

Military service: served as a wagon driver for Gen. Washington in the Revolutionary War.

Notes for Elizabeth James:

She is said to be related to the famous Jessie James according to information in the John Jay Dickey Diary.

More About Elizabeth James:

Burial: Campbell Bend Cemetery

Census: 1830, Perry County

Children of John Couch and Elizabeth James are:

48 i. Martin Couch, born 1785 in New Rivers, Ashe, Nc.; died May 1856 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky; married Sarah Hall Abt. 1804 in Ashe, North Carolina.

ii. Austin Couch

iii. John Couch

iv. James Bartlett Couch

 

98. John Hall Sr He married 99. Mary Hash.

99. Mary Hash

Children of John Sr and Mary Hash are:

49 i. Sarah Hall, born 1785 in Virginia; died Aft. 1850 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky; married Martin Couch Abt. 1804 in Ashe, North Carolina.

ii. Thomas Hall

 

100. George All Sizemore He married 101. Agnes Shepherd Cornett.

101. Agnes Shepherd Cornett

Notes for George All Sizemore:

George All Sizemore being a prize fighter, and killed William Twitty in a fight.

George tended the man tearfully telling him it was not personal that he had nothing against him.

George was a large hairy man.

 

 

The following story appeared in both "The Rural Kentuckian" and Mary

Brewer's book, "Bolder Men.": A group of pioneer familes from NC

started out along the trains that led into KY. These people were led

by a man named Cornet. The group left NC and traveled by an ox cart

caravan anad pack horses. They traveled slowly over the trains for

days. They came to the Kentucky River late one evening, but they

didn't want to cross the river because it was so late. They made camp,

cooked supper and ate. After supper they were sitting around the

campfire talking and making plans for their trip into the wilderness.

All of a sudden there was a mad rush on the camp. Indians dashed into

the camp and carried away two of the white girls. Three of the white

men saddled up their horses and started out after the Indians. Late

the next evening the white men caught up with the Indians. The

Indians had made camp, not expecting the white men to overtake them so

quickly. The white men sneaked up to where they could see into the

camp. They saw the white girls and also some Indian girls sleeping

near the fire. From different directions the white men dashed into the

camp. They came out with the girls and headed back to their camp.

When the men reached camp, they discovered they had captured an Indian

girl too. The white men discussed what they would do about the Indian

girl. The Cornett man agreed to keep her. He named her Aggie. About

the same time, in another section of Kentucky, the Cherokee Indians

had captured a white girl. They had carried her off to their camp.

An Indian Chief fell in love with the girl and took her into his

teepee and she became his wife. She didn't stay with the Indian Chief

long. Her brothers made pursuit after the Indians. They sneaked into

the camp, got her and took her back to her own people, but she carried

a child of the Indian Chief. When her child was born, he was named

George All Sizemore. When he grew up he married Aggie Cornett, the

Indian girl who was captured as the Sizemores and others came into

Leslie County. [My Entire Tree2.FTW]

 

 

More About George All Sizemore:

Nationality: Cherokee Indian

More About Agnes Shepherd Cornett:

Nationality: Cherokee Indian

Children of George Sizemore and Agnes Cornett are:

i. Susan Sizemore, born Abt. 1784 in VA or TN/Virginia; died Bef. 1848 in KY; married John E. Bowling; born Abt. 1777 in NC; died Abt. 1838 in KY.

50 ii. John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore, married Nancy Bowling 1804.

iii. Henry Sizemore

iv. Ned Sizemore

v. Rhoda Sizemore, married Aaron Cutsawah Brock; born Dec 08, 1721 in Virginia; died 1820 in Clay County, Kentucky.

Notes for Aaron Cutsawah Brock:

Aaron Brock was a 1/2 Cherokee Indian and he married a full blooded Cherokee Indian. He lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, and his son Jesse settled in Knox, (later Harlan) county, Kentucky in about 1799.

Aaron came to Knox,(now Harlan), county around 1798.

The first Aaron Brock, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in the Carolinas, and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from South Carolina to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky, named after Aaron.

Aaron Sr was aka Chief Red Bird - Cutsawah, the Sizemores claim that he was the chief of the White Mountain Laurel band consisting (for about a 10 year period) of about 2,000 Indians most of whom had the last name of Sizemore. No one believes that he married Rhoda Sizemore, just had children with her.

Red Bird was a Northern Chickamauga (traditional Cherokee) Thunderbolt (Lightning people of the Cumberland plateau) Cherokee war chief who signed a peace treaty with Dillon Asher.

Red Bird's uncle was probably Doublehead, a feared raider of white settlers who was executed by the famous cherokee leader Major Ridge who (after signing the treaty which gave all of the Cherokee lands to the whites), was himself executed after being removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).

After the massacure at Yawhoo Falls in 1810 led by Franklinite "Big Tooth" Gregory, in which the Indian lookouts were overrun, and scalped and 110 women and children that were hiding in the room below the falls were slaughtered - unborn babies cut out of their mothers and dismembered - females who were not killed in battle were then raped before they were killed by the Indian Fighters.

Arriving late, Red Bird and his cousin War Woman Cornblossom (daughter of Chief Doublehead) fell upon the remaining Indian Fighters and killed them.

After this, some of the Northern Cherokee removed to Northern Arkansas (later again removed to Oklahoma), while others began to comform to the white man's ways and hide out in the mountains among the white settlers. After Congress passed a few more acts, the Cherokee were forcably hunted and removed to Oklahoma with a few escaping removal by hiding out in the mountains, caves, etc.

The treaty did not save Red Bird, for he and his friend Jack were murdered by white hunters.

" RED BIRD The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearaby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fell into the creek. "

"from Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p. 107. By permission. Clay County. "

1966 Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways # 908.

according to a Historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into thr river here. The ledges bear markings attributed to Red Bird. "from Kentucky Genealogist, Vol 4 (3), page 120, 1962".

 

 

vi. Ruth Sizemore

vii. Minnie Sizemore

viii. George Sizemore

 

102. James Bowling, born Jan 09, 1756 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia; died 1826 in Clay County Kentucky. He was the son of 204. Major John Bowling and 205. Elizabeth Blair. He married 103. Mary Polly Blevins.

103. Mary Polly Blevins, born 1760 in Virginia; died 1833 in Clay County Kentucky. She was the daughter of 206. William Blevins and 207. Mary Jane Bean.

Notes for Mary Polly Blevins:

Polly lived in Hawkins Co., Tennessee, in 1777.

Child of James Bowling and Mary Blevins is:

51 i. Nancy Bowling, born 1783 in Tennessee; married John "Rockhouse John" Sizemore 1804.

 

112. John Benton He met 113. Hannah Morgan.

113. Hannah Morgan, born in England. She was the daughter of 226. Charles Morgan and 227. Unknown.

Child of John Benton and Hannah Morgan is:

56 i. Zachariah Morgan, died Sep 1841 in Clay County, Kentucky ( now Leslie County); married Mary Polly Holt 1795 in South Carolina.

 

114. William Holt, died Bef. May 16, 1726 in Surry County, VA. He was the son of 228. Randall Holt and 229. Elizabeth Hansford. He married 115. Elizabeth Seward.

115. Elizabeth Seward

Children of William Holt and Elizabeth Seward are:

57 i. Mary Polly Holt, born Abt. 1778 in ? South Carolina; died Sep 15, 1855 in Clay County, Kentucky ( now Leslie County); married Zachariah Morgan 1795 in South Carolina.

ii. Thomas Holt, born in Surry County, VA; died in Southampton County, VA.

iii. William Holt

iv. Charles Holt

v. Tappahanes Holt

vi. Elizabeth Holt

vii. Anne Holt

 

120. Jesse Roberts, born 1763 in Virginia; died 1825 in Clay County, Kentucky. He was the son of 240. Cornelius Roberts and 241. Mary Polly Benton. He married 121. Nancy Anderson.

121. Nancy Anderson

Notes for Jesse Roberts:

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Listed on 1820 Clay Co., Ky census where, Moses age 45+, John age

26-45, Swintfield (later census spells his name Swimpfield) age 16-26,

Joseph age 16-26. In the household of Jesse there were 2 son under age

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Listed on 1820 Clay Co., Ky census where, Moses age 45+, John age

26-45, Swintfield (later census spells his name Swimpfield) age 16-26,

Joseph age 16-26. In the household of Jesse there were 2 son under age

10 and 1 son age 10-16, 1 daughter under age 10 and 1 daughter age 16-26.

More About Jesse Roberts:

Census: 1810, Clay Co., Ky census - with 10 children

Child of Jesse Roberts and Nancy Anderson is:

60 i. Swimfield Roberts, born 1798 in Virginia; died 1879; married Margaret Peggy Lewis Jan 04, 1819.

 

122. Messenger Lewis, born Aug 10, 1762 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; died Jul 28, 1836 in Sangamon County, Illinois. He was the son of 244. Thomas Lewis and 245. Elizabeth. He married 123. Freelove Shaw Abt. 1788 in Dutchess Co., New York.

123. Freelove Shaw, born Abt. 1766 in Dutchess County, New York.

More About Messenger Lewis:

Burial: Martin Cemetery, Sangamon County, Illinois

Military service: 1778, Connecticut, served 6 months in Capt. Jeremiah Knapps Co. Pension: December 2, 1883, #S31207 Inscribed on the Kentucky roll

Child of Messenger Lewis and Freelove Shaw is:

61 i. Margaret Peggy Lewis, born Apr 01, 1805; died 1850 in Perry County, Kentucky; married Swimfield Roberts Jan 04, 1819.

 

124. Ignatius Mattingly, born 1781 in Port Tobacco, MD; died 1833 in Madision Co, KY. He was the son of 248. Ignatius Mattingly and 249. Eleanor Shircliffe. He married 125. Mary Ann Daft Dec 26, 1801 in SMC, MD.

125. Mary Ann Daft, born 1784 in Port Tobacco, MD; died Aft. 1860 in Washington Co, IN ?. She was the daughter of 250. John Daft and 251. Ann Spalding.

More About Ignatius Mattingly:

Fact: Dec 16, 1822, Killed Edmund Ervine of Richmond, KY

Immigration: 1810, Moved to Richmond, KY

Occupation: Innkeeper and Editor of the Republican, Richamond, Madison Co, KY

More About Mary Ann Daft:

Fact: 1850, Washington Co, IN census shows residing alone

Child of Ignatius Mattingly and Mary Daft is:

62 i. William Bristoe Mattingly, born 1804 in MD; died 1893 in Knox Co, KY; married Alice Bowling Sep 08, 1828 in Hazard, Perry Co, KY.

 

126. John E. Bowling, born Abt. 1777 in NC; died Abt. 1838 in KY. He was the son of 252. Jesse Bowling and 253. Polly Green. He married 127. Susan Sizemore.

127. Susan Sizemore, born Abt. 1784 in VA or TN/Virginia; died Bef. 1848 in KY. She was the daughter of 100. George All Sizemore and 101. Agnes Shepherd Cornett.

Children of John Bowling and Susan Sizemore are:

i. Blevens Bowling

ii. Polly Bowling, born 1801; married Jesse Combs Nov 06, 1821 in Perry County, Kentucky.

iii. Henrietta Bowling, born 1802; married Dillion Asher.

63 iv. Alice Bowling, born 1810 in Clay Co, KY; died 1870 in Knox Co, KY; married William Bristoe Mattingly Sep 08, 1828 in Hazard, Perry Co, KY.

v. Agnes Bowling, born 1812; married William Muncy; born 1827.

 

Generation No. 8

192. Thomas Couch, born Abt. 1733 in Berks County,Pennsylvania. He married 193. Mary.

193. Mary, born Abt. 1733 in Berks County,Pennsylvania.

Child of Thomas Couch and Mary is:

96 i. John Couch, born Abt. 1750 in Germany; died Abt. 1830 in Perry County, Kentucky; married (1) Mary Patterson; married (2) Mary Polly Boone Aug 1769 in Orange County, NC; married (3) Elizabeth James Dec 02, 1783.

 

194. William James He married 195. Lettice Taylor.

195. Lettice Taylor

Child of William James and Lettice Taylor is:

97 i. Elizabeth James, born Abt. 1745; died 1830 in Perry County, Kentucky; married (1) Patrick Campbell Jr; married (2) John Couch Dec 02, 1783.

 

204. Major John Bowling, born Jan 20, 1699/00 in Henrico, Virginia; died Sep 06, 1757 in Flat Gap, Wise County, Virginia. He was the son of 408. Colonel John Bowling and 409. Mary Kennon. He married 205. Elizabeth Blair Aug 01, 1728 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia.

205. Elizabeth Blair, born Jan 20, 1708/09; died Apr 1775 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 410. Dr. Archibald Blair and 411. Sarah Archer.

Notes for Major John Bowling:

House of Burgess member in Colonial Virginia

Notes for Elizabeth Blair:

Children of John Bowling and Elizabeth Blair are:

102 i. James Bowling, born Jan 09, 1756 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia; died 1826 in Clay County Kentucky; married Mary Polly Blevins.

ii. William Bowling, married Martha Jefferson.

iii. Jesse Bowling

 

206. William Blevins He married 207. Mary Jane Bean.

207. Mary Jane Bean

More About William Blevins:

Record Change: Sep 08, 2001

More About Mary Jane Bean:

Record Change: Jul 30, 2001

Child of William Blevins and Mary Bean is:

103 i. Mary Polly Blevins, born 1760 in Virginia; died 1833 in Clay County Kentucky; married James Bowling.

 

226. Charles Morgan, born Abt. 1745; died 1787 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He married 227. Unknown.

227. Unknown

Notes for Charles Morgan:

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Charles Morgan Will, dated Nov. 12, 1787, no probate date Chatham Co., NC Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pps 32(b), 33 NC State Archives film # C.022.50002.

In the name of god amen I Charles Morgan of the County of Chatham being thro the abundant mercy and goodness of god tho weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do Constitute this my last Will & Testament and desire it to be received by all as such imprimis I most humbly bequeath my soule to god my maker beseeching his most acceptance of it thro the all sufficiant merits and mediation of my most compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who gave him himself to an attonement for my sins and is able to save to the utmost all that come unto god by him seeing he ever liveth to make intersession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner when I come to him for mercy in this life and confidence I render up my soule with comfort humbly beseeching the most blesd and glorious trinity one god most holy most merciful and gracious to prepare me for this time of my dessolution and then to take me to himself unto that peace and rest and incomparable felicity which he has prepared for those that love and pr his hold name amen blessed be god imprimis I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurection from thence at the last day as for my Burial I desire it may be desant without pomp or State at the discretion of my executors heareafter mentioned who I doubt not will manage it with all requisite prudence, as to my wourdly Estate I Will and order that al my just debts be paid, Item, I give to my six son name Joseph Morgan, & Charles Morgan Jr, Edward Morgan & John Morgan & Zachariah Morgan & William Morgan and my two Daughters Hanna West and Rachel Stewart this house and Land and Mill wherein I no live and all the residues and remander of my wourldly Estate of what kind or quality so ever ti be only the Beds and furniture thereunto belonging that I now ly on to be Equally divided amongst my six sons & two Daughters above named to them their heirs and assigns forever the Bed and furniture above mentioned I give to my grand daughter Jean Stewart to her her heirs and assigns forever lastly I do Constitute and appoint my son Charles Morgan and Joseph Morgan executors of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 12th day of November in the year of our Lord 1787 Witness John Stewart James Smith I Charles Morgan here I take off my seal and declar this to be my Last Will and Testament A Copy Test. John Ramsey C. C.

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Charles Morgan Will, dated Nov. 12, 1787, no probate date Chatham Co., NC Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pps 32(b), 33 NC State Archives film # C.022.50002.

In the name of god amen I Charles Morgan of the County of Chatham being thro the abundant mercy and goodness of god tho weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do Constitute this my last Will & Testament and desire it to be received by all as such imprimis I most humbly bequeath my soule to god my maker beseeching his most acceptance of it thro the all sufficiant merits and mediation of my most compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who gave him himself to an attonement for my sins and is able to save to the utmost all that come unto god by him seeing he ever liveth to make intersession for them and who I trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner when I come to him for mercy in this life and confidence I render up my soule with comfort humbly beseeching the most blesd and glorious trinity one god most holy most merciful and gracious to prepare me for this time of my dessolution and then to take me to himself unto that peace and rest and incomparable felicity which he has prepared for those that love and pr his hold name amen blessed be god imprimis I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurection from thence at the last day as for my Burial I desire it may be desant without pomp or State at the discretion of my executors heareafter mentioned who I doubt not will manage it with all requisite prudence, as to my wourdly Estate I Will and order that al my just debts be paid, Item, I give to my six son name Joseph Morgan, & Charles Morgan Jr, Edward Morgan & John Morgan & Zachariah Morgan & William Morgan and my two Daughters Hanna West and Rachel Stewart this house and Land and Mill wherein I no live and all the residues and remander of my wourldly Estate of what kind or quality so ever ti be only the Beds and furniture thereunto belonging that I now ly on to be Equally divided amongst my six sons & two Daughters above named to them their heirs and assigns forever the Bed and furniture above mentioned I give to my grand daughter Jean Stewart to her her heirs and assigns forever lastly I do Constitute and appoint my son Charles Morgan and Joseph Morgan executors of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 12th day of November in the year of our Lord 1787 Witness John Stewart James Smith I Charles Morgan here I take off my seal and declar this to be my Last Will and Testament A Copy Test. John Ramsey C. C.

 

 

More About Charles Morgan:

Will: Nov 12, 1787, Chatham Co., NC

Children of Charles Morgan and Unknown are:

113 i. Hannah Morgan, born in England; met (1) John Benton; married (2) Benjamin or William West.

ii. Joseph Morgan

iii. John Morgan

iv. William Morgan

v. David Morgan

vi. Charles Morgan

vii. Racheal Sarah Morgan

viii. Edward Morgan

ix. Zachariah Morgan

 

228. Randall Holt, born Abt. 1632 in Surry County, VA; died Bef. Sep 20, 1679 in Surry County, VA. He was the son of 456. Randall Holt and 457. Mary Bailey. He married 229. Elizabeth Hansford in Surry County, VA.

229. Elizabeth Hansford, born Abt. 1646 in York County, VA; died in Surry County, VA. She was the daughter of 458. Capt. Thomas Hansford.

Children of Randall Holt and Elizabeth Hansford are:

i. John M Holt, born in Surry County, VA; married Mary Binns.

ii. Thomas Holt, born in Surry County, Virginia; married Frances Mason.

iii. Jane Holt, born in Surry County, Virginia; married John Hancock.

iv. Lucy Holt

v. Elizabeth Holt, born in Surry County, Virginia; married Thomas Edwards.

114 vi. William Holt, died Bef. May 16, 1726 in Surry County, VA; married Elizabeth Seward.

vii. William Holt, died Bef. May 16, 1726 in Surry County, VA; married Elizabeth Seward.

 

240. Cornelius Roberts, born Abt. 1749; died Jun 09, 1788 in Black Mountain, Russell County, VA. He married 241. Mary Polly Benton Abt. 1766.

241. Mary Polly Benton, born Abt. 1750. She was the daughter of 482. Joseph Benton.

Notes for Cornelius Roberts:

The earliest records of Cornelius Roberts appear in the late 1760's in both Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties. Probably the application for this land began before the division of the counties in 1766-1767. Mary Roberts was the only child born there.

Cornelius Roberts born in what is now Henry County, Va. It is likely that his Father was James Roberts, but it has not been proven. Cornelius and Mary Benton lived in Henry County for a few years until about 1769/1770 when he obtained land as a Right of Settlement in Grayson Co. Va. During Lord Dunmore's War against the Shawnee Indians in 1774. Cornelius served in the militia with the now legendary Daniel Boone. According to Allan W. Eckert, Boone's men were left behind to man three garrisons on the frontier: Camp Union and Donnelly's Fort on the Greenbrier River, and Jarrett's Fort where Wolf Creek empties into the New River ( That Dark and Bloody River ) While the rest of the mititia marched to the Ohio River ( and fought the Battle of Point Pleasant, where the Kanawha joins the Ohio, against the Shawnees under Chief Cornstalk. and then in 1780 he fought against the British in the American Revolution in the militia of the Elk Creek District. It was around 1783 that he finally settled down for good in what is now Russell Co. Va.

In June of 1788, while on an expedition to the Black Mountain to collect the valuable herb, ginseng, Cornelius and his party were attacked by a band of Cherokee Indians led by the infamous Robert Benge. Cornelius was scalped and killed in the attack. Along with Cornelius were three Breedings and a man named Elam, according to a letter written to Virginia Governor Edmund Randolph by Thomas Carter, Henry Dickinson and David Cowan of Russell County, 24 June 1788. The men cannot be identified for certain. It's probable the other victims were William Elam, Spencer Breeding, John Breeding Sr. and John Breeding Jr. The Black Mountain is the mountainous barrier between Virginia and Kentucky, the location of the massacre was in the vicinity of Lee Co. Va. and Harlan Co. Ky.

Cornelius's twelth child was Born a few months later after his father Coenelius was scalped and killed. He was named Mourning in his Father's memory. 25 years later Cornelius's son Daniel , and a party of men hunted down and killed Dick Benge, the son of Robert Benge. Cornelius was 42 years old when he died. Cornelius and Mary left a legacy of 117 known grandchildren and over 660 known great-grandchildren.

Ginseng is an herb that has been popular with the Chinese for centuries. According to Chinese tradition, the therapeutie benefits of genseng's root include long life, sexual fertility, and relief of stress among many other healing powers. In 1718 American ginseng was discovered and a lucrative trade developed in the Colonies shipping the herb to China. George Washington, John Astor, and Daniel Boone ( whom Cornelius had known ) all hunted and sold ginseng for export to China.This is what Cornelius was collecting on that fatal expedition.

 

 

Children of Cornelius Roberts and Mary Benton are:

120 i. Jesse Roberts, born 1763 in Virginia; died 1825 in Clay County, Kentucky; married Nancy Anderson.

ii. Mourning Roberts

 

244. Thomas Lewis, born Oct 14, 1726 in New London, Connecticut; died May 11, 1803 in Christian, Montgomery Co., Virginia. He was the son of 488. Thomas Lewis and 489. Mary Rowley. He married 245. Elizabeth.

245. Elizabeth

Children of Thomas Lewis and Elizabeth are:

122 i. Messenger Lewis, born Aug 10, 1762 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut; died Jul 28, 1836 in Sangamon County, Illinois; married Freelove Shaw Abt. 1788 in Dutchess Co., New York.

ii. Sarah Lewis, married Jesse Edwards.

iii. Abigail Lewis, married James Boucher May 10, 1797 in Montgomery, Virginia.

iv. Mary Lewis, married John Clifton Apr 03, 1799 in Boutetourt, Virginia.

v. Elizabeth Lewis, married James Johnson.

vi. James William Lewis

vii. Edward Lewis Lewis

viii. David Lewis

 

248. Ignatius Mattingly, born 1737 in SMC, MD; died Nov 10, 1807. He was the son of 496. Ignatius Mattingly and 497. Sarah Unknown. He married 249. Eleanor Shircliffe Abt. 1768.

249. Eleanor Shircliffe, born Abt. 1748. She was the daughter of 498. John Thomas Shircliffe and 499. Susanna Wheeler.

More About Ignatius Mattingly:

Mil Serv: Dec 1781, Private, Discharged from the Continental Army

Child of Ignatius Mattingly and Eleanor Shircliffe is:

124 i. Ignatius Mattingly, born 1781 in Port Tobacco, MD; died 1833 in Madision Co, KY; married Mary Ann Daft Dec 26, 1801 in SMC, MD.

 

250. John Daft, born 1759. He was the son of 500. William Daft and 501. Elizabeth Gough. He married 251. Ann Spalding.

251. Ann Spalding, died 1799. She was the daughter of 502. Benedict Joseph Spalding and 503. Elizabeth Mattingly.

Child of John Daft and Ann Spalding is:

125 i. Mary Ann Daft, born 1784 in Port Tobacco, MD; died Aft. 1860 in Washington Co, IN ?; married Ignatius Mattingly Dec 26, 1801 in SMC, MD.

 

252. Jesse Bowling He married 253. Polly Green.

253. Polly Green

More About Jesse Bowling:

Military: North Carolina and Virginia Militia - applied for pension 1832, granted October 22, 1832

Child of Jesse Bowling and Polly Green is:

126 i. John E. Bowling, born Abt. 1777 in NC; died Abt. 1838 in KY; married Susan Sizemore.

 

Generation No. 9

408. Colonel John Bowling, born Jan 27, 1675/76 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia; died Apr 20, 1729 in Cobbs, Henrico County, Virginia. He was the son of 816. Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling and 817. Jane Rolfe. He married 409. Mary Kennon Dec 1697.

409. Mary Kennon, born Abt. 1679 in Conjurer's Neck, Henrico County, Virginia; died Jun 29, 1727 in Cobbs, Henrico County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 818. Dr Richard Kennon and 819. Elizabeth Worsham.

Children of John Bowling and Mary Kennon are:

204 i. Major John Bowling, born Jan 20, 1699/00 in Henrico, Virginia; died Sep 06, 1757 in Flat Gap, Wise County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Blair Aug 01, 1728 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia.

ii. Jane Bowling

iii. Elizabeth Bowling

iv. Mary Bowling

v. Martha Bowling

vi. Anne Bowling

vii. Evalina Bowling

viii. Susan Bowling

 

410. Dr. Archibald Blair, born 1665; died 1773. He married 411. Sarah Archer 1700.

411. Sarah Archer

More About Sarah Archer:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

Child of Archibald Blair and Sarah Archer is:

205 i. Elizabeth Blair, born Jan 20, 1708/09; died Apr 1775 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia; married Major John Bowling Aug 01, 1728 in Chesterfeild County, Virginia.

 

456. Randall Holt, born Abt. 1607 in London, England; died Abt. 1636 in Surry County, VA. He married 457. Mary Bailey in Jamestown, Virginia.

457. Mary Bailey, born in London, England; died Abt. Aug 01, 1635 in Surry County, VA. She was the daughter of 914. John Baily.

More About Randall Holt:

Immigration: 1620, He sailed to the American Colonies on the "George"

Child of Randall Holt and Mary Bailey is:

228 i. Randall Holt, born Abt. 1632 in Surry County, VA; died Bef. Sep 20, 1679 in Surry County, VA; married Elizabeth Hansford in Surry County, VA.

 

458. Capt. Thomas Hansford He was the son of 916. John Hansford and 917. Elizabeth.

Notes for Capt. Thomas Hansford:

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A feeble attempt was made by Bacon's followers, under Ingram as commander-in-chief, to carry on the rebellion, but in their leader the people of Virginia had not only lost their "hope and darling" but the Organizer, the inspiration of their party. Their "arms, tliough ne 'er so strong," wanted the "aid of his commanding tongue." Without Bacon the movement was as a ship without captain, pilot, or even guiding star. As soon as the news of his death was carried across the Chesapeake, to Berkeley, the Governor sent a party of men, under command of Maj. Robert Bev- erley, in a sloop over to York to reconnoiter. These "snapped up," young Colonel Hansford and about twenty soldiers who kept guard under his command at Colonel Reade's house, and sailed away with them to Accomac. Upon his arrival there Hansford was accorded the unenviable "honor to be the first Virginian that ever was hanged" (which probably means the first Englishman born in Virginia), while the soldiers under him were cast into prison. The young officer met his death heroically, asking of men no other favor than that he might be "shot, like a soldier, and not hanged, like a dog" (which was heartlessly denied him), and praying Heaven to forgive his sins.

With his last breath Colonel Hansford protested that he "died a loyal subject and a lover of his country, and that he had never taken up arms but for the destruction of the Indians, who had murdered so many Christians."

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A feeble attempt was made by Bacon's followers, under Ingram as commander-in-chief, to carry on the rebellion, but in their leader the people of Virginia had not only lost their "hope and darling" but the Organizer, the inspiration of their party. Their "arms, tliough ne 'er so strong," wanted the "aid of his commanding tongue." Without Bacon the movement was as a ship without captain, pilot, or even guiding star. As soon as the news of his death was carried across the Chesapeake, to Berkeley, the Governor sent a party of men, under command of Maj. Robert Bev- erley, in a sloop over to York to reconnoiter. These "snapped up," young Colonel Hansford and about twenty soldiers who kept guard under his command at Colonel Reade's house, and sailed away with them to Accomac. Upon his arrival there Hansford was accorded the unenviable "honor to be the first Virginian that ever was hanged" (which probably means the first Englishman born in Virginia), while the soldiers under him were cast into prison. The young officer met his death heroically, asking of men no other favor than that he might be "shot, like a soldier, and not hanged, like a dog" (which was heartlessly denied him), and praying Heaven to forgive his sins.

With his last breath Colonel Hansford protested that he "died a loyal subject and a lover of his country, and that he had never taken up arms but for the destruction of the Indians, who had murdered so many Christians."

 

 

More About Capt. Thomas Hansford:

Comment 1: part of Bacon's Rebellion

Child of Capt. Thomas Hansford is:

229 i. Elizabeth Hansford, born Abt. 1646 in York County, VA; died in Surry County, VA; married Randall Holt in Surry County, VA.

 

482. Joseph Benton

Child of Joseph Benton is:

241 i. Mary Polly Benton, born Abt. 1750; married Cornelius Roberts Abt. 1766.

 

488. Thomas Lewis, born Aug 1698 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut; died Bef. Nov 16, 1743 in Middletown, Connecticut. He was the son of 976. Thomas Lewis and 977. Sarah Basset. He married 489. Mary Rowley Feb 25, 1719/20 in Barnstable, Falmouth Co., Massachusetts.

489. Mary Rowley She was the daughter of 978. Shubeal Rowley and 979. Catherine Crippen.

Children of Thomas Lewis and Mary Rowley are:

i. Elizabeth Lewis

ii. Lydia Lewis, married James M. Smith Apr 19, 1778 in Westchester, Hartford,Connecticut.

More About Lydia Lewis:

Christening: Jun 21, 1743, Westchester, New London, Connecticut

iii. Shubael Lewis, born Dec 06, 1721 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut; died 1743 in Middletown, Connecticut.

iv. Sarah Lewis, born Oct 10, 1723 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

v. Abigail Lewis, born Nov 30, 1724 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

244 vi. Thomas Lewis, born Oct 14, 1726 in New London, Connecticut; died May 11, 1803 in Christian, Montgomery Co., Virginia; married (1) Mary Thompson; married (2) Elizabeth.

vii. Mary Lewis, born Oct 14, 1728 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut; died Dec 06, 1786 in South Britain, Connecticut.

viii. Esther Lewis, born Dec 31, 1730 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

ix. Bassett Lewis, born Oct 27, 1732 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

x. Matthew Lewis, born Jul 03, 1734 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

xi. Daniel Lewis, born Aug 31, 1736 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

xii. Sybill Lewis, born Aug 31, 1738 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

More About Sybill Lewis:

Christening: Jun 21, 1743, Westchester, New London, Connecticut

 

496. Ignatius Mattingly, born Abt. 1704 in Leonardtown, SMC, MD; died Abt. 1789 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 992. Thomas Mattingly and 993. Unknown. He married 497. Sarah Unknown.

497. Sarah Unknown, born Bet. 1715 - 1720.

Notes for Ignatius Mattingly:

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Ignatius Will was in 1789, he was the son of Thomas II

son of Thomas I. The 1789 Will gave the land to Ignatius; $1.00 or

1 shilling to Leonard, Luke, & William an another or two;

balance of estate to Ignatius and Susanna.

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Ignatius Will was in 1789, he was the son of Thomas II

son of Thomas I. The 1789 Will gave the land to Ignatius; $1.00 or

1 shilling to Leonard, Luke, & William an another or two;

balance of estate to Ignatius and Susanna.

 

Child of Ignatius Mattingly and Sarah Unknown is:

248 i. Ignatius Mattingly, born 1737 in SMC, MD; died Nov 10, 1807; married Eleanor Shircliffe Abt. 1768.

 

498. John Thomas Shircliffe, born Abt. 1715 in SMC, MD; died Nov 10, 1782 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 996. John Shircliffe and 997. Anne Millard. He married 499. Susanna Wheeler in SMC. MD.

499. Susanna Wheeler, born Abt. 1727 in SMC, MD; died 1782. She was the daughter of 998. Luke Wheeler and 999. Protheser Unknown.

Notes for John Thomas Shircliffe:

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Notes from Paul Tobler:

from Abst. of Will Nelson County, KY: p. 8. THOMAS Shurcliffe, of St. Mary's County, Maryland All my estate to wife Elizabeth, and after her death equally divided between all my children. written 15 June 1786. Wit. James Hamilton, Bennet Mattingly, Francis E. Churcliff;. prob. 28 July 1787 St. Mary's County MD. recorded 13 September 1791 in Nelson County, KY. Book A.

[Abstracts, p. 8.]

ANOTHER... THOMAS Shircliff inventory and appraisal of effects [Nelson County, p. 116] Total 276 pounds 7 shillings 4 pence. Taken 20 Oct. 1791, by Jno. Lancaster, James Rapier, Henry Smock. Sworn 3 April 1793.

Reported 14 May 1793. [Abstracts, p. 10]

Settlement of estate of Thomas Shircliff with John B. Dant and Elizabeth, his wife, by John Lancaster, and Henry Miles. 10 Dec. 1799. [Abstracts, p. 18.]

In the will of James Brewer, decd. Mentions wife Bibianna and small children unnamed. exec. John Sheircliff. Wit. William Howard, Mathias Ambrose. Written 6 Jan. 1819, prob. 15 Feb. 1819. [Abstracts, p. 89.]

A John Shercliff is a donor from St. Mary's County, Md in March 1760 for relief effort in Boston.

A Richard Shercliff and Henry John are the witnesses in the will of Ralph Price in St. Mary's County, MD in 1760.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Notes from Paul Tobler:

from Abst. of Will Nelson County, KY: p. 8. THOMAS Shurcliffe, of St. Mary's County, Maryland All my estate to wife Elizabeth, and after her death equally divided between all my children. written 15 June 1786. Wit. James Hamilton, Bennet Mattingly, Francis E. Churcliff;. prob. 28 July 1787 St. Mary's County MD. recorded 13 September 1791 in Nelson County, KY. Book A.

[Abstracts, p. 8.]

ANOTHER... THOMAS Shircliff inventory and appraisal of effects [Nelson County, p. 116] Total 276 pounds 7 shillings 4 pence. Taken 20 Oct. 1791, by Jno. Lancaster, James Rapier, Henry Smock. Sworn 3 April 1793.

Reported 14 May 1793. [Abstracts, p. 10]

Settlement of estate of Thomas Shircliff with John B. Dant and Elizabeth, his wife, by John Lancaster, and Henry Miles. 10 Dec. 1799. [Abstracts, p. 18.]

In the will of James Brewer, decd. Mentions wife Bibianna and small children unnamed. exec. John Sheircliff. Wit. William Howard, Mathias Ambrose. Written 6 Jan. 1819, prob. 15 Feb. 1819. [Abstracts, p. 89.]

A John Shercliff is a donor from St. Mary's County, Md in March 1760 for relief effort in Boston.

A Richard Shercliff and Henry John are the witnesses in the will of Ralph Price in St. Mary's County, MD in 1760.

More About John Thomas Shircliffe:

Immigration: 6 known children

Child of John Shircliffe and Susanna Wheeler is:

249 i. Eleanor Shircliffe, born Abt. 1748; married Ignatius Mattingly Abt. 1768.

 

500. William Daft, born Abt. 1722. He was the son of 1000. Matthew Daft and 1001. Anne Howard. He married 501. Elizabeth Gough.

501. Elizabeth Gough She was the daughter of 1002. James Gough and 1003. Elizabeth Unknown.

Child of William Daft and Elizabeth Gough is:

250 i. John Daft, born 1759; married Ann Spalding.

 

502. Benedict Joseph Spalding, born 1720; died 1768 in Calvert Co, MD. He was the son of 1004. William Spalding and 1005. Ann Jameson. He married 503. Elizabeth Mattingly 1746 in SMC, MD.

503. Elizabeth Mattingly, born Abt. 1726; died 1768. She was the daughter of 1006. Thomas Mattingly and 1007. Ruth Cole.

Child of Benedict Spalding and Elizabeth Mattingly is:

251 i. Ann Spalding, died 1799; married John Daft.

 

Generation No. 10

816. Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling, born Dec 26, 1646 in All Hollows, Barking Par., London, England; died Jul 17, 1709 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia. He was the son of 1632. John T Bolling and 1633. Mary Carrie. He married 817. Jane Rolfe 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia.

817. Jane Rolfe, born Oct 10, 1645 in Henrico Co., VA; died Abt. 1676 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 1634. Thomas Rolfe and 1635. Jane Poythress.

Notes for Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling:

 

Robert Bolling born Dec. 26,1646 baptized at All Hollows, emigrated to America, arrived Oct . 2,1660 at the age of 14; married Jane Rolfe(1675), the daughter of Thomas Rolfe and grand d aughter of Pocahontas.

Robert returned to London in 1673 and left there in 1674.

His wife died the next year leaving one son, John Bolling. Robert married 2nd wife Anne Stith , daughter of Major John Stith.

The descendants of Jane Rolfe's one son, John , are referred to as the 'red" Bollings and th e descendants of Anne Stith are referred to as the "white" Bollings.

More About Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling:

Christening: All Hollows

Child of Colonel Bolling and Jane Rolfe is:

408 i. Colonel John Bowling, born Jan 27, 1675/76 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia; died Apr 20, 1729 in Cobbs, Henrico County, Virginia; married Mary Kennon Dec 1697.

 

818. Dr Richard Kennon He married 819. Elizabeth Worsham.

819. Elizabeth Worsham

More About Elizabeth Worsham:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

Child of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham is:

409 i. Mary Kennon, born Abt. 1679 in Conjurer's Neck, Henrico County, Virginia; died Jun 29, 1727 in Cobbs, Henrico County, Virginia; married Colonel John Bowling Dec 1697.

 

914. John Baily

Child of John Baily is:

457 i. Mary Bailey, born in London, England; died Abt. Aug 01, 1635 in Surry County, VA; married Randall Holt in Jamestown, Virginia.

 

916. John Hansford He married 917. Elizabeth.

917. Elizabeth

Child of John Hansford and Elizabeth is:

458 i. Capt. Thomas Hansford.

 

976. Thomas Lewis, born Jul 15, 1656 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts/Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA; died Mar 19, 1717/18 in Middletown, Connecticut. He was the son of 1952. Thomas Lewis and 1953. Mary Davis. He married 977. Sarah Basset.

977. Sarah Basset

Children of Thomas Lewis and Sarah Basset are:

i. Zebulon Lewis, born May 04, 1687; died Jul 1756 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut; married Mehitable Arnold Dec 30, 1714 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

ii. Nathan Lewis, born Aug 1689.

iii. Mehitable Lewis, born 1691; married John Clark.

iv. Sarah Lewis, born Mar 1691/92; married Elisha Higgins Oct 19, 1721.

v. Ruth Lewis, born Jan 01, 1695/96.

488 vi. Thomas Lewis, born Aug 1698 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut; died Bef. Nov 16, 1743 in Middletown, Connecticut; married Mary Rowley Feb 25, 1719/20 in Barnstable, Falmouth Co., Massachusetts.

vii. Jemima Lewis, born Feb 1699/00.

viii. William Lewis, born Aug 1702.

ix. Jerusha Lewis, born Mar 03, 1704/05.

x. Mary Lewis, born Mar 01, 1707/08.

 

978. Shubeal Rowley He married 979. Catherine Crippen.

979. Catherine Crippen

Child of Shubeal Rowley and Catherine Crippen is:

489 i. Mary Rowley, married Thomas Lewis Feb 25, 1719/20 in Barnstable, Falmouth Co., Massachusetts.

 

992. Thomas Mattingly, born Abt. 1650 in Virginia ?; died Bef. Jan 12, 1714/15. He was the son of 1984. Thomas Mattingly and 1985. Elizabeth Unknown. He married 993. Unknown Aft. 1696.

993. Unknown

More About Thomas Mattingly:

Land: May 19, 1666, With his brother Cezar, 150 acres each of Mattinglys Hope (in Charles Co? MD)

Occupation: planter

Religion: Catholic

Child of Thomas Mattingly and Unknown is:

496 i. Ignatius Mattingly, born Abt. 1704 in Leonardtown, SMC, MD; died Abt. 1789 in SMC, MD; married Sarah Unknown.

 

996. John Shircliffe, born Abt. 1680 in SMC, MD; died Feb 06, 1748/49 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 1992. William Shircliffe and 1993. Mildred Thompson. He married 997. Anne Millard Abt. 1712 in SMC, MD.

997. Anne Millard, born Bet. 1680 - 1698; died Aft. 1750 in SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 1994. Richard Millard and 1995. Ann Unknown.

Notes for John Shircliffe:

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Abst of Will, Nelson Co, KY p. 8, Thomas Shurcliffe, of St. Mary's Co, MD. all my estate to wife Elizabeth, and after her death equally divided between all my children. Written 15 June 1786. Wit. James Hamilton, Bennet Mattingly, Francis E. Churcliff, prob 28 July 1787, St. Mary's Co, MD, recorded 13 September 1791 in Nelson Co, KY, Book A. (Abstracts, p. 8)

Thomas Shircliff inventory and appraisal of effects (Nelson Co, p 116) Total 276 pounds 7 shillings 4 1/2 pence. Taken 20 Oct 1791, by Jno. Lancaster, James Rapier, Henry Smock. Sworn 3 April 1793. Reported 14 May 1793 (Abstracts, p 10)

Settlement of estate of Thomas Shircliff with John B. Dant and Elizabeth, his wife, by John Lancaster and Henry Miles. 10 Dec 1799 (Abstracts, p. 18)

In the will of James Brewer, decd. Mentions wife Bibianna and small unnamed children. Exec. John Sheircliff, Wit. William Howard, Mathias Ambrose. Writeen 6 Jan 1819, prob. 15 Feb 1819 (Abstracts, p 89)[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Abst of Will, Nelson Co, KY p. 8, Thomas Shurcliffe, of St. Mary's Co, MD. all my estate to wife Elizabeth, and after her death equally divided between all my children. Written 15 June 1786. Wit. James Hamilton, Bennet Mattingly, Francis E. Churcliff, prob 28 July 1787, St. Mary's Co, MD, recorded 13 September 1791 in Nelson Co, KY, Book A. (Abstracts, p. 8)

Thomas Shircliff inventory and appraisal of effects (Nelson Co, p 116) Total 276 pounds 7 shillings 4 1/2 pence. Taken 20 Oct 1791, by Jno. Lancaster, James Rapier, Henry Smock. Sworn 3 April 1793. Reported 14 May 1793 (Abstracts, p 10)

Settlement of estate of Thomas Shircliff with John B. Dant and Elizabeth, his wife, by John Lancaster and Henry Miles. 10 Dec 1799 (Abstracts, p. 18)

In the will of James Brewer, decd. Mentions wife Bibianna and small unnamed children. Exec. John Sheircliff, Wit. William Howard, Mathias Ambrose. Writeen 6 Jan 1819, prob. 15 Feb 1819 (Abstracts, p 89)

Child of John Shircliffe and Anne Millard is:

498 i. John Thomas Shircliffe, born Abt. 1715 in SMC, MD; died Nov 10, 1782 in SMC, MD; married Susanna Wheeler in SMC. MD.

 

998. Luke Wheeler, born Jan 08, 1693/94 in Port Tobaccao, Charles Co, MD; died Bef. Mar 03, 1740/41 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 1996. Ignatius Wheeler and 1997. Frances Slye. He married 999. Protheser Unknown.

999. Protheser Unknown, died Bet. Feb 17, 1773 - Aug 25, 1785 in SMC, MD.

Child of Luke Wheeler and Protheser Unknown is:

499 i. Susanna Wheeler, born Abt. 1727 in SMC, MD; died 1782; married John Thomas Shircliffe in SMC. MD.

 

1000. Matthew Daft, born 1698 in Maryland; died Bef. Jun 25, 1750 in St. Mary's Co, MD. He was the son of 2000. Sr. Charles Daft and 2001. Mary French. He married 1001. Anne Howard Abt. 1723 in St. Mary's Co, MD.

1001. Anne Howard, born Abt. 1705 in Maryland; died Bef. 1743.

Child of Matthew Daft and Anne Howard is:

500 i. William Daft, born Abt. 1722; married Elizabeth Gough.

 

1002. James Gough He married 1003. Elizabeth Unknown.

1003. Elizabeth Unknown

Child of James Gough and Elizabeth Unknown is:

501 i. Elizabeth Gough, married William Daft.

 

1004. William Spalding, born 1678 in MD; died Bef. Jan 09, 1740/41 in MD. He was the son of 2008. Thomas Spalding and 2009. Katharine Hall. He married 1005. Ann Jameson Abt. 1704.

1005. Ann Jameson She was the daughter of 2010. Thomas Jameson and 2011. Mary Doyne.

More About William Spalding:

Religion: Catholic

Child of William Spalding and Ann Jameson is:

502 i. Benedict Joseph Spalding, born 1720; died 1768 in Calvert Co, MD; married Elizabeth Mattingly 1746 in SMC, MD.

 

1006. Thomas Mattingly, born 1690; died Bef. Sep 1774. He was the son of 992. Thomas Mattingly and 2013. Mary Unknown. He married 1007. Ruth Cole 1715 in SMC, MD.

1007. Ruth Cole, born 1699 in St. Mary's Co, MD; died 1774. She was the daughter of 2014. Edward Cole and 2015. Honour Ford.

Notes for Thomas Mattingly:

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Msgr. Herman concludes that since Thomas III was living on the land, Mount Misery, at the time of his father's death that he was probably already married. Further, the will of Thomas Warren adds credence to this belief.

During much of Clement's life there were one or more men with the same name. Records show this Clement in St. Mary's County and another in Anne Arundel County. The other Clement was married to Ann Burton Coyle.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Msgr. Herman concludes that since Thomas III was living on the land, Mount Misery, at the time of his father's death that he was probably already married. Further, the will of Thomas Warren adds credence to this belief.

During much of Clement's life there were one or more men with the same name. Records show this Clement in St. Mary's County and another in Anne Arundel County. The other Clement was married to Ann Burton Coyle.

Child of Thomas Mattingly and Ruth Cole is:

503 i. Elizabeth Mattingly, born Abt. 1726; died 1768; married Benedict Joseph Spalding 1746 in SMC, MD.

 

Generation No. 11

1632. John T Bolling, born 1623 in London, England; died Nov 11, 1684 in London, England. He was the son of 3264. Robert Bolling and 3265. Anne Clarke. He married 1633. Mary Carrie.

1633. Mary Carrie, born in London, England; died Nov 11, 1648 in London, England.

More About John T Bolling:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

More About Mary Carrie:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

Child of John Bolling and Mary Carrie is:

816 i. Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling, born Dec 26, 1646 in All Hollows, Barking Par., London, England; died Jul 17, 1709 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia; married Jane Rolfe 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia.

 

1634. Thomas Rolfe, born 1615 in Virginia. He was the son of 3268. General John Rolfe and 3269. Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan. He married 1635. Jane Poythress.

1635. Jane Poythress, born 1615; died 1655. She was the daughter of 3270. Captain Francis Poythress and 3271. Alice Peyton.

Notes for Thomas Rolfe:

The marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe in 1614 changed the demographics of Virginia residents. Their only child, Thomas Rolfe, was the first descendent in a line that now spans over seven generations. Thomas was the culmination of years of contact between the Powhatan Indians and the English. His choices between his English heritage and Powhatan heritage affected all his future descendants.

Thomas was born in Virginia in 1615, the first recorded birth of a child born to a Virginia Indian princess and an English gentleman. The child was presumably named after the Governor, Sir Thomas Dale. His mother, Pocahontas, had converted to Christianity in 1614 and taken the name Rebecca before she married John Rolfe. The English saw her as a perfect example of what Christianizing efforts produced. John Rolfe introduced a sweet tasting tobacco to the struggling colony, which allowed Virginia to prosper in later years. However, Thomas and his parents did not stay long in Virginia.

The Virginia Company wanted to attract new colonists, and more investment money to Virginia. Their plans to do so entailed escorting Pocahontas, a Christian Indian, to England and present her and Thomas at court. The Virginia Company wanted everyone to know how well their efforts worked in the new colony, hoping that support for the Virginia colony would increase. In 1616, Rebecca (Pocahontas), John, and Thomas traveled to England, accompanied by nearly a dozen other Powhatan Indians. Once they arrived, they traveled to many places and visited with distinguished men and women. They met such notables as King James, Queen Anne, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the Rolfe family. The Virginia Company considered this time well spent. They continued to raise money and attract new settlers.

The time in a foreign land was hard on Rebecca, Thomas, and the other Virginia natives. After seven months, they began their departure from England to return to Virginia. In March 1617, aboard the ship that was to sail them home, Rebecca and Thomas fell ill. Rebecca died before they could leave their departure point in Gravesend, where she was buried. John continued his voyage to Virginia, but realized that his son's health was fragile. John decided to leave young Thomas in England with Sir Lewis Stuckley until John's younger brother, Henry, could take over care. John intended for Thomas to stay in England until he regained enough strength to return to Virginia. This was an especially important turning point in Thomas' life. He would not return to Virginia until 1635 at the age of 20, and he would never again see his father.

In 1622, John Rolfe died unexpectedly in Virginia. The explanation for his death is not fully known, although it may have been through sickness. Another prominent figure that died in these years of Thomas' absence was his grandfather, Powhatan. He was the chief of the Powhatan Indians and died of seemingly natural causes in 1618. At one point during Powhatan's sickness, it was rumored among the Indians that Thomas would be the heir to the Powhatan domain. Upon Powhatan's death, however, it was clear that this was not the case. Opechancanough, Thomas' uncle, took over in Powhatan's place. When Thomas returned to Virginia in 1635, he found that his grandfather did not forget him. Through John and Rebecca Rolfe, Powhatan left Thomas thousands of acres on the James River, some of which is directly across the James River from Jamestown Island. He was also left the plantation where he was born, Varina. John Rolfe had secured this land for Thomas by taking out a royal patent before his death in 1622. Shortly after Thomas returned to Virginia, Thomas married Jane Poythress. The date of the marriage is not known, but with land and a wife, Thomas Rolfe was established. Now, he looked to find his Powhatan relatives and establish family connections.

In 1641, Thomas petitioned the Governor for permission to meet with his mother's people. The petition was accepted and Thomas met his uncle, Opechancanough. Unfortunately, there are no recordings of their meeting. Thomas evidently made the choice between his Powhatan and English heritages in 1646 when he became a lieutenant in the English military. The General Assembly in the colony granted Thomas the land called Fort James in return for his service. Thomas was now part of the English policy to dismantle and control the land of his Powhatan ancestors.

Around 1650, Thomas and Jane had their only child, Jane. Jane went on to marry Colonel Robert Bolling in 1675. The couple had one son, John. John Bolling was the third in line of descendants from Rebecca and John Rolfe, and from Bolling came seven children. John sparked off the trend of having more than one child, each successive generation doing the same.

Where does this leave Thomas? There are but a few documents that trace his life past the time of 1646, and records regarding his death are lacking. However, it seems that he became a man of wealth, as can be seen through land patents and deeds. The last reference made to him is in a deed from 1698 by John Bolling. John inherited Fort James through his mother, Jane, and transferred the land to William Brown in this deed. Thomas' name was mentioned in the document as deceased, and it is the last known reference to him.

Although Thomas Rolfe's heritage was Powhatan and English, he lived as an Englishman. When Thomas cemented that by becoming a lieutenant for the colony, he decided the manner in which thousands of his descendants would live for years to come.

 

 

 

More About Thomas Rolfe:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

More About Jane Poythress:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

Child of Thomas Rolfe and Jane Poythress is:

817 i. Jane Rolfe, born Oct 10, 1645 in Henrico Co., VA; died Abt. 1676 in Kippax, Charles City County, Virginia; married Colonel Colonel Robert Bolling 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia.

 

1952. Thomas Lewis, born Jan 05, 1629/30 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., England; died Apr 26, 1709 in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island. He was the son of 3904. Edmund Lewis and 3905. Mary Carey. He married 1953. Mary Davis Jun 15, 1653 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

1953. Mary Davis She was the daughter of 3906. Dolor Davis and 3907. Margery Willard.

More About Thomas Lewis:

Burial: 1709, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts

More About Mary Davis:

Christening: 1634, Massachusetts

Children of Thomas Lewis and Mary Davis are:

i. James Lewis, born Mar 31, 1654 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

976 ii. Thomas Lewis, born Jul 15, 1656 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts/Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA; died Mar 19, 1717/18 in Middletown, Connecticut; married Sarah Basset.

iii. John Lewis, born Oct 29, 1656 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Nov 05, 1751 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

More About John Lewis:

Christening: Sep 29, 1657, 1st Church, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts

iv. Mary Lewis, born Nov 02, 1659 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died Dec 1713 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.

v. Samuel Lewis, born May 14, 1662 in Barnstable,Barnstable, Massachusetts.

vi. Benjamin Lewis, born 1674 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Sep 06, 1753 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut.

 

1984. Thomas Mattingly, born Bet. 1624 - 1630 in England or VA?; died Bef. Jul 24, 1664 in MD. He was the son of 3968. Unknown Mattingley. He married 1985. Elizabeth Unknown in England ?.

1985. Elizabeth Unknown, born Bet. 1620 - 1630; died Aft. 1671.

Notes for Thomas Mattingly:

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One theory says: Mattingly is an English Place name from an Old English personal name: Matting + Leah (clearing in the woods) which is literally, Matting's clearing in the woods. There seem to be many Mattingley's settled in the English Channel Islands but I have not established a connection.

Another theory is that the Mattingley's came with the Norman conquest. (which would be supported by Geoff Mattingly's research (see further down.) There is publication, Heckfield and Mattingley, by the Late W. J. James and Edited by Rev]d Patrick W. R. Kennedy, Vicar of Heckfield with Mattingley and Colonel Colin Davy, of Heckfield Place. About 7 pages of text and 1 map showing Mattingley just a few miles south of Heckfield. They report that William the Conqueror in 1086, [before my time] both Heckfield and Mattingelege are both recorded. They arso record a 'Matts" and another publication lists the origin as Matta which became Matting and the town became Matting by the Lea, etc., etc.

The exact date of arrival in America of the Mattingly family is not established.. So far, searches of passenger lists of all ships coming to the colonies in the early years have not revealed any member of the Mattingly family. The first records of the Mattingly family in America are found in Maryland in 1664. It is possible that they arrived in late 1663 or early 1664.

Given the excellent Maryland records - why is there no record of any Mattingly prior to the application for land in 1664 presented on behalf of the widow Elizabeth Mattingly by Walter Pake/Peake/Peak (later her husband)? It doesn't seem likely that Thomas Mattingly I could have been born and got married and had 4 children without there being some record.

In his second book, "The Mattingly Family in Early America", Msgr. Herman Mattingly makes the statement that the family must have arrived either in late 1663 or early 1664 - otherwise why was the application for land under the grant for non-indentured individuals made posthumously?

Sr. Donnelly, in her book "Colonial Settlers, St. Clement's Bay" makes the statement that "Thomas Mattingly, a Catholic, immigrated from Virginia into the Province of Maryland prior to 1664".

This latter statement I take very seriously, knowing the quality of Sr. Donnelly's work. Further, I give a great deal of credence to Msgr. Mattingly's research, I know that he spent over 6 months in Annapolis researching the Maryland archives.

From book "The Mattingly Family in Early America" by Herman E

Mattingly. @1975

pg 171] Patents & Patentees

Pg 248] Document IV

Certificate of Survey for "Mattingly's Hope" 1666

"In May, 1666, there was recorded the survey of "Mattingly's Hope, in Charles County. This was the land granted to the first American family by virtue of their having paid their own transportation to the new colony of Maryland".

(Cf. Land Records, Liber E.E., folio 469; Patents, Liber 9, folio 475."

Mattingly researcher, Geoff Mattingly, from Southampton, England, in preparation for a book, has divided the Mattingly's into the i)Early Saxon and late medieval including the story of the Manor of Mattingly and its early Lords; ii) migrations (mainly to the English home counties, Australia and America; iii) the Mattingly family in Hampshire (his own genealogy). Unfortunately, he will not be focused on this until he retires in Sept. His research finds that the earliest person known to possess the name was Ruelendus de Mattingley, Lord of Mattingley in the 12th century. What circumstantial evidence he has suggests that the family American branch to MD came from the East Berkshire tree who were settled in the Waltham-Stl Lawrence, Cookham and Windsor area of that county as early as the fifteen century, having moved there from Mattingly village somewhere in the previous 200 years.

The family contained Thomas, the father, his wife Elizabeth, and their children: two sons, Thomas and Cezar, and two daughters, Judith (who is listed as Judith Turner) and Elizabeth. Thomas died early in 1664 without making a will. His widow, Elizabeth, was given letters of administration and signed an executors bond on July 24, 1664. An inventory of the family's goods reveals that they had few possessions. Their livestock was a cow, a calf, and a heifer. They also had a still and most of the rest of the inventory comprised of tools, personal clothing and housewares. A local attorney, Walter Pake, who married the widow Elizabeth, took care of the legal affairs of the Mattingly family. On 1 August 1665 he entered the rights of the immigrant Mattingly family to 300 acres of land. Having paid their own passage, each member of the family was entitled to 50 acres of land. A certificate was issued in May 1666 for 300 acres of land in Charles County, MD to be known as "Mattingly's Hope" and the patent for the tract was issued on 4 September 1666 made out to the two boys of the family, Thomas and Cezar. We conclude that, since Thomas did not petition for the land due to his family, that he died shortly after his arrival.

Thomas Mattingly paid for his passage, he didn't come to America as a servant. He made his deposition as a passenger. I found Thomas Mattingly on a deposition in VA concerning a ship wreck. It was found in the English Colonial records at Richmond dated 1654-1657. Geoff Mattingly thinks that means he was making a deposition about a colonial ship wreck in England. I think it means he made that

deposition in Virginia where he landed and lived before going to MD. I think it has to be the same Thomas who we found in Maryland. But, I think it is so interesting that none of those book authors (some 5 books) looked for him in VA. What else did they overlook? Those books are just

somebody's research and that research is only as good as the individual researcher. Any family history needs to be checked against the primary records.

From the Library of Virginia Colonial Records:

Thomas Mattingly - testimony by 1657-58 SR 10965, p. 1 (doc number).Public Records Office Class:E 134 - Title: Exchequer King's Remembrance (30 Depositions taken by Commission - Guin, Robert, Master of ship Laurence - 1655 SR 10965 p. 1 - Barrett, Wm. - Lawsuit involving - 1656-58 - Day, Thomas, same data - Tasseene, Evauld - testimony by -1657-58 - Mattingly, Thomas - same data Lewen, John - same data. There is more, document names, all on this one page with this doc. number - 2 Inventories, 50 Port Books: Barnarvon. Coast. - Port books. Barnstable - Controller 21 - 6 Customer - I don't know what all that means, but I suspect Thomas Mattingly landed in VA, not MD in 1655, not 1664, he must have got to MD by then, that is why nothing is available on him there. He gave deposition (a legal statement) about something - fighting on the ship, stealing his goods? I'm so excited to find this.

The other Mattingly I found in these records was William, sailor - 1708 -SR 08709 p1, Ship Oxford and Ship Burlington - he was on the Admiralty Muster List, John Reynolds Gov. GA 1776 - also Mattley, master of ship Glasgow, 1772-73!

'll buy that. Other tantalizing notes on this site indicate that Thomas may have landed in Virginia long enough to testify to problems on the ship coming over - fights or theft - and hopefully someone will come up with the contents of the pertinent file soon. In the meantime, it appears that Thomas, I had been in Maryland a very short time as he was not there long enough to apply for their headrights. After his death c1663, the widow, Elizabeth married Walter Pake who obtained the headrights due to the family. These headrights were the original Mattinglys Hope in Port Tobacco in Charles County circa 167o to Cezar and Thomas, II of 300 Acres - 50 acres for each of 6 children.

I have a typed copy of the original grant. Thomas, II evidently sold out his share to older brother Cezar and came back to obtain another grant for a Mattingly's Hope in St Marys County just west of Morganza and a second one for Mt Misery just North of Morganza. I have a typed copy [and xerox of original of the one for Mattinglys Hope.]

Apparently Thomas paid for their Transportation, and may have went back to England after the 1658 episode and returned to MD later. Hopefully the record in VA will reveal something of interest for all of us.

 

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One theory says: Mattingly is an English Place name from an Old English personal name: Matting + Leah (clearing in the woods) which is literally, Matting's clearing in the woods. There seem to be many Mattingley's settled in the English Channel Islands but I have not established a connection.

Another theory is that the Mattingley's came with the Norman conquest. (which would be supported by Geoff Mattingly's research (see further down.) There is publication, Heckfield and Mattingley, by the Late W. J. James and Edited by Rev]d Patrick W. R. Kennedy, Vicar of Heckfield with Mattingley and Colonel Colin Davy, of Heckfield Place. About 7 pages of text and 1 map showing Mattingley just a few miles south of Heckfield. They report that William the Conqueror in 1086, [before my time] both Heckfield and Mattingelege are both recorded. They arso record a 'Matts" and another publication lists the origin as Matta which became Matting and the town became Matting by the Lea, etc., etc.

The exact date of arrival in America of the Mattingly family is not established.. So far, searches of passenger lists of all ships coming to the colonies in the early years have not revealed any member of the Mattingly family. The first records of the Mattingly family in America are found in Maryland in 1664. It is possible that they arrived in late 1663 or early 1664.

Given the excellent Maryland records - why is there no record of any Mattingly prior to the application for land in 1664 presented on behalf of the widow Elizabeth Mattingly by Walter Pake/Peake/Peak (later her husband)? It doesn't seem likely that Thomas Mattingly I could have been born and got married and had 4 children without there being some record.

In his second book, "The Mattingly Family in Early America", Msgr. Herman Mattingly makes the statement that the family must have arrived either in late 1663 or early 1664 - otherwise why was the application for land under the grant for non-indentured individuals made posthumously?

Sr. Donnelly, in her book "Colonial Settlers, St. Clement's Bay" makes the statement that "Thomas Mattingly, a Catholic, immigrated from Virginia into the Province of Maryland prior to 1664".

This latter statement I take very seriously, knowing the quality of Sr. Donnelly's work. Further, I give a great deal of credence to Msgr. Mattingly's research, I know that he spent over 6 months in Annapolis researching the Maryland archives.

From book "The Mattingly Family in Early America" by Herman E

Mattingly. @1975

pg 171] Patents & Patentees

Pg 248] Document IV

Certificate of Survey for "Mattingly's Hope" 1666

"In May, 1666, there was recorded the survey of "Mattingly's Hope, in Charles County. This was the land granted to the first American family by virtue of their having paid their own transportation to the new colony of Maryland".

(Cf. Land Records, Liber E.E., folio 469; Patents, Liber 9, folio 475."

Mattingly researcher, Geoff Mattingly, from Southampton, England, in preparation for a book, has divided the Mattingly's into the i)Early Saxon and late medieval including the story of the Manor of Mattingly and its early Lords; ii) migrations (mainly to the English home counties, Australia and America; iii) the Mattingly family in Hampshire (his own genealogy). Unfortunately, he will not be focused on this until he retires in Sept. His research finds that the earliest person known to possess the name was Ruelendus de Mattingley, Lord of Mattingley in the 12th century. What circumstantial evidence he has suggests that the family American branch to MD came from the East Berkshire tree who were settled in the Waltham-Stl Lawrence, Cookham and Windsor area of that county as early as the fifteen century, having moved there from Mattingly village somewhere in the previous 200 years.

The family contained Thomas, the father, his wife Elizabeth, and their children: two sons, Thomas and Cezar, and two daughters, Judith (who is listed as Judith Turner) and Elizabeth. Thomas died early in 1664 without making a will. His widow, Elizabeth, was given letters of administration and signed an executors bond on July 24, 1664. An inventory of the family's goods reveals that they had few possessions. Their livestock was a cow, a calf, and a heifer. They also had a still and most of the rest of the inventory comprised of tools, personal clothing and housewares. A local attorney, Walter Pake, who married the widow Elizabeth, took care of the legal affairs of the Mattingly family. On 1 August 1665 he entered the rights of the immigrant Mattingly family to 300 acres of land. Having paid their own passage, each member of the family was entitled to 50 acres of land. A certificate was issued in May 1666 for 300 acres of land in Charles County, MD to be known as "Mattingly's Hope" and the patent for the tract was issued on 4 September 1666 made out to the two boys of the family, Thomas and Cezar. We conclude that, since Thomas did not petition for the land due to his family, that he died shortly after his arrival.

Thomas Mattingly paid for his passage, he didn't come to America as a servant. He made his deposition as a passenger. I found Thomas Mattingly on a deposition in VA concerning a ship wreck. It was found in the English Colonial records at Richmond dated 1654-1657. Geoff Mattingly thinks that means he was making a deposition about a colonial ship wreck in England. I think it means he made that

deposition in Virginia where he landed and lived before going to MD. I think it has to be the same Thomas who we found in Maryland. But, I think it is so interesting that none of those book authors (some 5 books) looked for him in VA. What else did they overlook? Those books are just

somebody's research and that research is only as good as the individual researcher. Any family history needs to be checked against the primary records.

From the Library of Virginia Colonial Records:

Thomas Mattingly - testimony by 1657-58 SR 10965, p. 1 (doc number).Public Records Office Class:E 134 - Title: Exchequer King's Remembrance (30 Depositions taken by Commission - Guin, Robert, Master of ship Laurence - 1655 SR 10965 p. 1 - Barrett, Wm. - Lawsuit involving - 1656-58 - Day, Thomas, same data - Tasseene, Evauld - testimony by -1657-58 - Mattingly, Thomas - same data Lewen, John - same data. There is more, document names, all on this one page with this doc. number - 2 Inventories, 50 Port Books: Barnarvon. Coast. - Port books. Barnstable - Controller 21 - 6 Customer - I don't know what all that means, but I suspect Thomas Mattingly landed in VA, not MD in 1655, not 1664, he must have got to MD by then, that is why nothing is available on him there. He gave deposition (a legal statement) about something - fighting on the ship, stealing his goods? I'm so excited to find this.

The other Mattingly I found in these records was William, sailor - 1708 -SR 08709 p1, Ship Oxford and Ship Burlington - he was on the Admiralty Muster List, John Reynolds Gov. GA 1776 - also Mattley, master of ship Glasgow, 1772-73!

'll buy that. Other tantalizing notes on this site indicate that Thomas may have landed in Virginia long enough to testify to problems on the ship coming over - fights or theft - and hopefully someone will come up with the contents of the pertinent file soon. In the meantime, it appears that Thomas, I had been in Maryland a very short time as he was not there long enough to apply for their headrights. After his death c1663, the widow, Elizabeth married Walter Pake who obtained the headrights due to the family. These headrights were the original Mattinglys Hope in Port Tobacco in Charles County circa 167o to Cezar and Thomas, II of 300 Acres - 50 acres for each of 6 children.

I have a typed copy of the original grant. Thomas, II evidently sold out his share to older brother Cezar and came back to obtain another grant for a Mattingly's Hope in St Marys County just west of Morganza and a second one for Mt Misery just North of Morganza. I have a typed copy [and xerox of original of the one for Mattinglys Hope.]

Apparently Thomas paid for their Transportation, and may have went back to England after the 1658 episode and returned to MD later. Hopefully the record in VA will reveal something of interest for all of us.

 

 

 

More About Thomas Mattingly:

Immigrated: Bef. 1665, To MD with wife and child, one of whom was Judith Turner

More About Elizabeth Unknown:

Immigrated: Bef. 1665, Transported to MD

Child of Thomas Mattingly and Elizabeth Unknown is:

992 i. Thomas Mattingly, born Abt. 1650 in Virginia ?; died Bef. Jan 12, 1714/15; married (1) Mary Unknown Bef. Oct 07, 1681 in MD; married (2) Unknown Aft. 1696.

 

1992. William Shircliffe, born 1648 in Yorkshire, England; died Bef. Jul 01, 1707 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 3984. John Shircliffe and 3985. Ann Spinke. He married 1993. Mildred Thompson Abt. 1675 in SMC. MD.

1993. Mildred Thompson, born 1648 in SMC, MD; died Apr 10, 1750 in SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 3986. Arthur Thompson and 3987. Unknown Stratford.

More About William Shircliffe:

Transported: 1651, From England to SMC, MD

More About Mildred Thompson:

Land: House lot in St. Clement's, SMC, MD + 100 acres on Duck Pond

Child of William Shircliffe and Mildred Thompson is:

996 i. John Shircliffe, born Abt. 1680 in SMC, MD; died Feb 06, 1748/49 in SMC, MD; married Anne Millard Abt. 1712 in SMC, MD.

 

1994. Richard Millard He married 1995. Ann Unknown.

1995. Ann Unknown

Child of Richard Millard and Ann Unknown is:

997 i. Anne Millard, born Bet. 1680 - 1698; died Aft. 1750 in SMC, MD; married John Shircliffe Abt. 1712 in SMC, MD.

 

1996. Ignatius Wheeler, born May 1665 in Charles Co, MD; died Bet. Mar 14, 1697/98 - Aug 03, 1698 in Charles Co, MD. He was the son of 3992. John Wheeler and 3993. Mary Causine. He married 1997. Frances Slye Abt. 1685.

1997. Frances Slye, born Abt. 1665; died Aft. 1725 in Charles Co, MD. She was the daughter of 3994. Capt. Robert Slye and 3995. Susannah Gerard.

Child of Ignatius Wheeler and Frances Slye is:

998 i. Luke Wheeler, born Jan 08, 1693/94 in Port Tobaccao, Charles Co, MD; died Bef. Mar 03, 1740/41 in SMC, MD; married Protheser Unknown.

 

2000. Sr. Charles Daft, born Abt. 1665 in Derbyshire, England; died Abt. Apr 22, 1721 in St Mary Co., MD. He was the son of 4000. Edward Dafte and 4001. Ellin Unknown. He married 2001. Mary French Abt. 1701 in St. Mary's Co, MD.

2001. Mary French, born Abt. 1670 in Maryland; died Aug 21, 1724 in St Mary Co., MD. She was the daughter of 4002. James French and 4003. Elizabeth Meekin.

Notes for Mary French:

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On 6 Sep 1701 Mary Sissell filed her bond as the admn of the estate of John Baron, late of SMC, deceased (Test., Proc. Liber 18b, folio 67) and filed the inventory of the personal estate valued Pound 26/16/6 (Test. Proc. Liber 19a, folio 51)[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

On 6 Sep 1701 Mary Sissell filed her bond as the admn of the estate of John Baron, late of SMC, deceased (Test., Proc. Liber 18b, folio 67) and filed the inventory of the personal estate valued Pound 26/16/6 (Test. Proc. Liber 19a, folio 51)

Child of Charles Daft and Mary French is:

1000 i. Matthew Daft, born 1698 in Maryland; died Bef. Jun 25, 1750 in St. Mary's Co, MD; married Anne Howard Abt. 1723 in St. Mary's Co, MD.

 

2008. Thomas Spalding, born Abt. 1640 in County Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1713 in MD. He was the son of 4016. John Spalding and 4017. Unknown. He married 2009. Katharine Hall Abt. 1673.

2009. Katharine Hall, born Abt. 1651 in England; died 1710.

Notes for Thomas Spalding:

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Thomas Spalding was transported into MD in 1657 by John Shircliffe. He served his period of indensureship under John Shircliffe and Ann, his widow.

Thomas and Katherine each demanded 50 acres of land for satisfactory completion of service for transportation. Thomas subsequently patented tracts of land called St. Giles, Spalding's Addition, and William's Hermitage. Thomas died intestate.

Paul Tobler has information that indicates Thomas Spalding was a servant of John Shircliff and in his will called him his "cusin". Thomas Spalding of McIntosh Chree, 1657 was the progenitor of the Spaldings in America.)[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Thomas Spalding was transported into MD in 1657 by John Shircliffe. He served his period of indensureship under John Shircliffe and Ann, his widow.

Thomas and Katherine each demanded 50 acres of land for satisfactory completion of service for transportation. Thomas subsequently patented tracts of land called St. Giles, Spalding's Addition, and William's Hermitage. Thomas died intestate.

Paul Tobler has information that indicates Thomas Spalding was a servant of John Shircliff and in his will called him his "cusin". Thomas Spalding of McIntosh Chree, 1657 was the progenitor of the Spaldings in America.)

More About Thomas Spalding:

Immigration: Abt. 1659, immigrated to SMC, MD

Child of Thomas Spalding and Katharine Hall is:

1004 i. William Spalding, born 1678 in MD; died Bef. Jan 09, 1740/41 in MD; married Ann Jameson Abt. 1704.

 

2010. Thomas Jameson, born 1665; died Bef. Apr 06, 1734 in Charles Co, MD. He married 2011. Mary Doyne.

2011. Mary Doyne, born 1676. She was the daughter of 4022. Joshua Doyne and 4023. Unknown.

More About Thomas Jameson:

Occupation: Gentleman

Child of Thomas Jameson and Mary Doyne is:

1005 i. Ann Jameson, married William Spalding Abt. 1704.

 

992. Thomas Mattingly, born Abt. 1650 in Virginia ?; died Bef. Jan 12, 1714/15. He was the son of 1984. Thomas Mattingly and 1985. Elizabeth Unknown. He married 2013. Mary Unknown Bef. Oct 07, 1681 in MD.

2013. Mary Unknown, born Bet. 1660 - 1670; died Abt. 1696.

More About Thomas Mattingly:

Land: May 19, 1666, With his brother Cezar, 150 acres each of Mattinglys Hope (in Charles Co? MD)

Occupation: planter

Religion: Catholic

Child of Thomas Mattingly and Mary Unknown is:

1006 i. Thomas Mattingly, born 1690; died Bef. Sep 1774; married Ruth Cole 1715 in SMC, MD.

 

2014. Edward Cole, born Nov 09, 1657 in St. Clement's Manor, MD; died Bef. Dec 20, 1717. He was the son of 4028. Robert Cole and 4029. Rebecca Unknown. He married 2015. Honour Ford Bef. 1683.

2015. Honour Ford, born Abt. 1666; died Bet. 1696 - 1698. She was the daughter of 4030. Robert Ford and 4031. Lydia Unknown.

Child of Edward Cole and Honour Ford is:

1007 i. Ruth Cole, born 1699 in St. Mary's Co, MD; died 1774; married Thomas Mattingly 1715 in SMC, MD.

 

Generation No. 12

3264. Robert Bolling, born 1590 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England/Bradford, England; died Sep 05, 1639 in London, Midddlesex, England. He was the son of 6528. Edward Bolling and 6529. Magdaline Greene. He married 3265. Anne Clarke.

3265. Anne Clarke, born 1615 in London, England; died Aft. 1639 in England. She was the daughter of 6530. Thomas Clarke.

More About Robert Bolling:

Burial: Sep 07, 1639, London, Midddlesex, England

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Anne Clarke:

Record Change: Aug 14, 2001

Child of Robert Bolling and Anne Clarke is:

1632 i. John T Bolling, born 1623 in London, England; died Nov 11, 1684 in London, England; married Mary Carrie.

 

3268. General John Rolfe, born May 06, 1585 in Heacham, Norfolk County, England; died 1622 in Virginia. He was the son of 6536. John Rolfe and 6537. Dorthea Mason. He married 3269. Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan Apr 05, 1614 in Anglican Church in Jamestown , Virginia.

3269. Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan, born Bet. 1586 - 1595; died 1617 in Gravesend, England. She was the daughter of 6538. Wahunsonacock Powhatan and 6539. Nonoma.

Notes for General John Rolfe:

 

John Rolfe became the first Secretary and Recorder of Colonial Virginia. He attained the ran k of English General. He also was elected as a Virginia Legislator before his sudden tragic death in 1622.

John was twin to Eustacious Rolfe Jr.

John Rolfe stepped into history in May 1609 when he boarded the Sea Venture, bound for Virginia. The Virginia Company, founded by investors, had financed and sponsored the English colony founded at Jamestown in May 1607. The Company expected the colonist to start industrial enterprises in Virginia that would return profits to the Company. The colonists in Virginia tried a number of different enterprises: silkmaking, glassmaking, lumber, sassafras, pitch and tar, and soap ashes, with no financial success. It was John Rolfe's experiments with tobacco that developed the first profitable export.

The Spaniards found the natives in the West Indies using the tobacco plant. They took seed to Europe where its use soon spread to other countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Sir Walter Raleigh is often credited with the introduction of tobacco to England. While in reality he may not have been responsible for its introduction, he did play an important role in the spread of tobacco use among the English. Spain and Portugal monopolized the European tobacco trade; England imported tobacco from Spain. The English colonists did not like the type of tobacco the Virginia Indians grew. They preferred the fragrant sort that Spanish colonists were producing in the Caribbean, which they were selling in large quantities and at high prices to London merchants.

The Sea Venture was the flagship of a nine-ship convoy of 500 new settlers. By July the ships had reached the West Indies, where a hurricane struck them. The Sea Venture ran aground on a reef off the Bermudas, but the entire company of 150 safely reached shore in the ship's boats. The colonists found Bermuda to be a hospitable place with sufficient food. In the following months, they built two smaller ships from cedar trees and salvage. By May 1610 the two ships, aptly named the Patience and the Deliverance, were ready. The ships reached the Chesapeake Bay after ten days sailing. While on Bermuda, John Rolfe's wife had given birth to a daughter who was christened Bermuda, but the child died there. Rolfe's wife also died, probably soon after they reached Virginia.

John Rolfe is credited by Ralph Hamor, then Secretary of Virginia, with the experiment of planting the first tobacco seeds that he obtained from somewhere in the Caribbean, possibly from Trinidad. "I may not forget the gentleman, worthie of much commendations, which first tooke the pains to make triall thereof, his name Mr. John Rolfe, Anno Domini 1612, partly for the love he hath a long time borne unto it, and partly to raise commodity to the adventurers... " Rolfe gave some tobacco from his crop to friends "to make a triall of," and they agreed that the new leaf had "smoked pleasant, sweete and strong." The remainder of the crop was shipped to England, where it compared favorably with "Spanish" leaf.

At the same time Rolfe experimented with tobacco, other events transpired that profoundly affected the colony. Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, was kidnapped and brought to Jamestown to be traded for English prisoners and weapons that Powhatan held. The exchange never took place and Pocahontas was taken to the settlement at Henrico, where she learned English, converted to Christianity, was baptized, and was christened Rebecca. It was about this time that she presumably came to the attention of John Rolfe. Rolfe was a pious man who agonized for many weeks over the decision to marry a heathen. He composed a long, laborious letter to Governor Dale asking for permission to marry Pocahontas. The letter reflected Rolfe's dilemma. The tone suggests it was intended mainly for official records, but at some points Rolfe bared his true feelings. "It is Pocahontas," he wrote, "to whom my hearty and best thoughts are, and have been a long time so entangled, and enthralled in so intricate a labyrinth that I (could not) unwind myself thereout." The wedding took place in the spring of 1614. It resulted in peace with the Indians long enough for the settlers to develop and expand their colony and plant themselves permanently in the new land.

In 1616, Rolfe took his wife and infant son Thomas to England. Pocahontas died at Gravesend seven months later, just before returning to Virginia. A sad John Rolfe left his young son in the care of a guardian in England and returned to his adopted home. Upon his return to Virginia, he assumed more prominence in the colony. He became a councilor and sat as a member of the House of Burgesses. He married again to Jane Pearce, daughter of a colonist. He continued his efforts to improve the quality and quantity of Virginia tobacco. In 1617, tobacco exports to England totaled 20,000 pounds. The next year shipments more than doubled. Twelve years later, one and a half million pounds were exported. The first great American enterprise had been established.

John Rolfe died sometime in 1622. Although a third of the colony was killed in the Indian uprising of that year, it is not known how Rolfe died. In a life that held much personal tragedy, Rolfe gave the colony its economic base. His contributions allowed the English settlements to become permanent, thus solidifying the English presence in America and making possible the first steps toward the creation of the future United States.

 

 

 

More About General John Rolfe:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

Notes for Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan:

"The Native North American Indian population disputes particular written documents by Capt. J ohn Smith as to the age and birth year of this "Indian Princess". Indian genealogy indicate s her birth inthe year 1586, and death at age 31, in year 1617, at Godsend, England. Estimate d age by European born settlers give birth year of 1696 based solely on a written diary of Ca pt. John Smith of his assumptions of sightings. Her age 31 was also reported in London, Engla nd."

-from Bollings book by John Sullivan

 

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More About Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan:

Burial: St George Church Kent Gravesend England

Child of John Rolfe and Matoaka Powhatan is:

1634 i. Thomas Rolfe, born 1615 in Virginia; married Jane Poythress.

 

3270. Captain Francis Poythress He married 3271. Alice Peyton.

3271. Alice Peyton

More About Captain Francis Poythress:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

More About Alice Peyton:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

Child of Captain Poythress and Alice Peyton is:

1635 i. Jane Poythress, born 1615; died 1655; married Thomas Rolfe.

 

3904. Edmund Lewis, born 1601 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales; died Jan 1649/50 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of 7808. George Lewis and 7809. Catherine Matthew. He married 3905. Mary Carey 1630 in Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island.

3905. Mary Carey

More About Edmund Lewis:

Burial: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

More About Mary Carey:

Burial: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

Children of Edmund Lewis and Mary Carey are:

1952 i. Thomas Lewis, born Jan 05, 1629/30 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., England; died Apr 26, 1709 in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island; married Mary Davis Jun 15, 1653 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

ii. John Lewis, died 1711 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

iii. Joseph Lewis, born Mar 25, 1632 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died Jun 24, 1675 in Swansea, Bristol, Masschusetts.

More About Joseph Lewis:

Burial: Jun 24, 1675, Swansea, Bristol, Masschusetts

Christening: Mar 25, 1632, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts

iv. James Lewis, born Nov 15, 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

v. Nathaniel Lewis, born Jun 25, 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died Oct 13, 1683 in Swansea, Bristol, Masschusetts.

More About Nathaniel Lewis:

Christening: 1645, Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

vi. Infant Lewis, born Oct 17, 1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died Nov 06, 1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

vii. Benjamin Lewis, born 1650 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died Aft. Apr 1714 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut.

 

3906. Dolor Davis, died Jun 1673 in Barnstable, Mass. He married 3907. Margery Willard Mar 29, 1624 in East Farleigh, Kent, England.

3907. Margery Willard, born Nov 07, 1602 in Horsemonden, Kent, ENGland; died 1658. She was the daughter of 7814. Richard Willard and 7815. Margery Humphrey.

Notes for Dolor Davis:

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"Perhaps of all the families which came to New England, not one can be selected more worthy of our esteem, and unqualified approbation than that of Dolor Davis. As a man he was honest, industrious and prudent; as a christian tolerant and exact in the performance of his religious duties; as a neighbor kind, obliging, and ever ready to help those who needed his assistance; and as a father and the head of his family he was constantly solicitous for the welfare of all its members, cultivating those kindly feelings and amenities of life which render home delightful." (Amos Otis, in Barnstable Families.)

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"Perhaps of all the families which came to New England, not one can be selected more worthy of our esteem, and unqualified approbation than that of Dolor Davis. As a man he was honest, industrious and prudent; as a christian tolerant and exact in the performance of his religious duties; as a neighbor kind, obliging, and ever ready to help those who needed his assistance; and as a father and the head of his family he was constantly solicitous for the welfare of all its members, cultivating those kindly feelings and amenities of life which render home delightful." (Amos Otis, in Barnstable Families.)

 

More About Dolor Davis:

Comment 1: Was Secretary to the first colonial Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Immigration: 1634, arrived in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA

Occupation: Master Builder

More About Margery Willard:

Baptism: Nov 06, 1602, Horsemonden, Kent, ENG

Event: Jul 17, 1658, signed a deed for the sale of land at Barnstable, MA

Children of Dolor Davis and Margery Willard are:

i. Lieut. Simon Davis, born 1635 in Cambridge, MA; died Jun 14, 1713 in Concord, MA; married Mary Blood Dec 12, 1660 in Concord, MA; born Jul 12, 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, MA; died WFT Est. 1681-1735.

More About Mary Blood:

Baptism: Nov 24, 1925, LDS

Religion: Mormon

1953 ii. Mary Davis, married Thomas Lewis Jun 15, 1653 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

 

3968. Unknown Mattingley

Notes for Unknown Mattingley:

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From book The Mattingly Family in Early America. by Herman E

Mattingly. Pg 7,8.

Mattingley, as a Manor, which Alric held of King Edward as an "Alrod", belonged to Alsi, son of Brixi, in 1086, the date of the Domesday Book. Ellis, the owner in 1167, was apparently succeeded by Revelendus, Lord of Mattingley.

Father Basil Mattingly's research reveals that Revelendus & his wife, Rose, had 3 sons, James de Oakley, Bartholomew de Oakley, & Stephen de Mattingley.

Revelendus divided his possessions among his 3 sons.

James de Oakley had a son, Hugh. This son, who probably died without issue, granted his part of Mattingley Manor to the Prior & Convent of Merton. Bartholomew de Oakley had a daughter Rose, who married Walter Rastall. Nevertheless, Bartholomew gave his inheritance in Mattingley to his brother, Stephen de Mattingley.

In 1206 Stephen de Mattingley turned over part of his property to the Prior of Merton. His son Peter de Mattingley, in turn sold it to Geoffrey de Arundel.

Eventually the Prior & Convent of Merton came into possession of all of the Manor of Mattingley. It was then merged into Holdshott, & is still part of that Manor. Thus ended the Manor of Mattingley.

When the method of designation such as Stephen de Mattingley changed into Stephen Mattingley is not known. But the origin of the name is evident.

The visitor to the town of Mattingley today should observe the Chapel there which is quite ancient & is said to be historically & architecturally noteworthy. Also of interest is the graveyard & Mattingley Lodge.

As previously noted, the area in which the Saxon chief Matta, settled is in the northernmost part of the Co of Hampshire. Records seem to indicate that most of the members of the family moved north across the line into the Co of Berkshire. And it is in the latter Co that most of the early English records of the family are found.

An example of this is found in the calendar of Berkshire Wills which gives the following: Thomas Mattingley (1545), John Mattingley (1558), Henry Mattingley (1568), Richard Mattingley (1570), Agnes Mattiingley (1577), John Mattingley, sen. (1597), Agnes Mattingley (1601), Stephen Mattingley (1601), Hugh Mattingley (1632), & Richard Mattingley (1638). Still other records are found in the Index Library issued by the British Record Soc., Ltd., from which the foregoing is taken.

More records of Berkshire Co Mattinglys in the 1600's are available. Those given are sufficient to indicate the first Mattingly family which migrated to Maryland in 1663/4 was either directly or indirectly from Berkshire Co.

From book "The Mattingly Family in Early America. 1975. by Herman E

Mattingly.

Pg 5) Origin of the Mattingly Family (data quoted as in the book, except abrreviatons used. CS)

The name "Mattingly" has its origin in Hampshire Co, England. It is derived from a Saxon chief, Matta, who belonged to a powerful tribe known as the Basingas who colonized the northern part of that Co in the latter part of the 5th century. The tribe had pushed northward from the coast & into the Whiteriver valley. It was there that Matta settled his family who became known as Matt-inge-leah, people-of-Matta's-clearing. The small community eventually became known simply as Mattingley, & exists as a village by that name to this day.

Meanwhile some of the tribe moved a few miles further north to high ground. Their settlement became known as Heckfield (high field). Today the two small towns, only 2 miles apart, give their name to the Church of England "Parish of Heckfield and Mattingley". This whole area of Hampshire Co is part of the territory spreading westward from London, through Windsor, previously comprising the Royal Forest, sometimes called Windsor Forest.

It is evident from the foregoing that the name "Mattingly" is a "place-name" rather than a trade or craft name, such as Taylor, Cooper, Weaver, etc.

A small book published in 1970 entitled "The History of a Hampshire Parish, Heckfield & Mattingley" gives much of the documentation for the origin of the Mattingly name. It is based on extensive researches by one W. J. James, Heckfield & Mattingley, & Colonel Colin Davy, of Heckfield Place.

The personal researches of the Rev. Basil Mattingly, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana, done in 1969, are still more valuable to those studying the origin of the Mattingly name.

Father Mattingly observes that "the Heckfielders, like any splinter group, nurtured differences & competition with the Mattingley folk, & during the Civil War, the Mattingleys, living by the Forest, remained loyal to King Charles, or Royalists, while the Heckfield people became dissidents & supporters of Cromwell."

Father Mattingly also notes that "there is a letter from the Bishop of Winchester, which is the administrative See, authorizing certain practices at Mattingley-itself testimony of greater antiquity than the date of the letter, 1385."

Still earlier record of the name Mattingly comes from the Domesday Book of 1086. This book was a Latin census of all English property in the 11th century compiled by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086 after the Norman invasion. It describes the ownership value, use & population of every acre of land in England at that point in history at which Saxon England ended & the Norman England began. Both Heckfield & Mantinglege (Mattingley) are recorded in this book in the Hundred of Holdshott in Hampshire Co.

The Domesday Book reads: "Manor of Mattingley. Held during the reign of King Edward (the Confessor) by Alric, who held it of the King as an 'Alrod'." This means that, virtually, the Manor was a free hold, though, nominally, it formed part of the Royal Demesne of the Saxon kings.

The Domesday Book further shows that Saxon Mattingley was assessed at 1- hides (somewhat vague, but about 200 acres). There was approximately 180 acres of arable land ("3 plough"), 4 acres of meadow (presumably water meadow). There was a mill (at Clappers Bridge, no doubt) & the population consisted of 8 small farmers ("villeins") & 3 cottages with land ("Bordars").

If the Lord's household & staff are added, it is evident that the population was rather small.

Again in the year 1167, the name Mattingley is recorded in the Pipe Rolls, one of the annual rolls containing the statement of the accounts of the King's revenue & various expenses & other matters affecting the public treasury.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

From book The Mattingly Family in Early America. by Herman E

Mattingly. Pg 7,8.

Mattingley, as a Manor, which Alric held of King Edward as an "Alrod", belonged to Alsi, son of Brixi, in 1086, the date of the Domesday Book. Ellis, the owner in 1167, was apparently succeeded by Revelendus, Lord of Mattingley.

Father Basil Mattingly's research reveals that Revelendus & his wife, Rose, had 3 sons, James de Oakley, Bartholomew de Oakley, & Stephen de Mattingley.

Revelendus divided his possessions among his 3 sons.

James de Oakley had a son, Hugh. This son, who probably died without issue, granted his part of Mattingley Manor to the Prior & Convent of Merton. Bartholomew de Oakley had a daughter Rose, who married Walter Rastall. Nevertheless, Bartholomew gave his inheritance in Mattingley to his brother, Stephen de Mattingley.

In 1206 Stephen de Mattingley turned over part of his property to the Prior of Merton. His son Peter de Mattingley, in turn sold it to Geoffrey de Arundel.

Eventually the Prior & Convent of Merton came into possession of all of the Manor of Mattingley. It was then merged into Holdshott, & is still part of that Manor. Thus ended the Manor of Mattingley.

When the method of designation such as Stephen de Mattingley changed into Stephen Mattingley is not known. But the origin of the name is evident.

The visitor to the town of Mattingley today should observe the Chapel there which is quite ancient & is said to be historically & architecturally noteworthy. Also of interest is the graveyard & Mattingley Lodge.

As previously noted, the area in which the Saxon chief Matta, settled is in the northernmost part of the Co of Hampshire. Records seem to indicate that most of the members of the family moved north across the line into the Co of Berkshire. And it is in the latter Co that most of the early English records of the family are found.

An example of this is found in the calendar of Berkshire Wills which gives the following: Thomas Mattingley (1545), John Mattingley (1558), Henry Mattingley (1568), Richard Mattingley (1570), Agnes Mattiingley (1577), John Mattingley, sen. (1597), Agnes Mattingley (1601), Stephen Mattingley (1601), Hugh Mattingley (1632), & Richard Mattingley (1638). Still other records are found in the Index Library issued by the British Record Soc., Ltd., from which the foregoing is taken.

More records of Berkshire Co Mattinglys in the 1600's are available. Those given are sufficient to indicate the first Mattingly family which migrated to Maryland in 1663/4 was either directly or indirectly from Berkshire Co.

From book "The Mattingly Family in Early America. 1975. by Herman E

Mattingly.

Pg 5) Origin of the Mattingly Family (data quoted as in the book, except abrreviatons used. CS)

The name "Mattingly" has its origin in Hampshire Co, England. It is derived from a Saxon chief, Matta, who belonged to a powerful tribe known as the Basingas who colonized the northern part of that Co in the latter part of the 5th century. The tribe had pushed northward from the coast & into the Whiteriver valley. It was there that Matta settled his family who became known as Matt-inge-leah, people-of-Matta's-clearing. The small community eventually became known simply as Mattingley, & exists as a village by that name to this day.

Meanwhile some of the tribe moved a few miles further north to high ground. Their settlement became known as Heckfield (high field). Today the two small towns, only 2 miles apart, give their name to the Church of England "Parish of Heckfield and Mattingley". This whole area of Hampshire Co is part of the territory spreading westward from London, through Windsor, previously comprising the Royal Forest, sometimes called Windsor Forest.

It is evident from the foregoing that the name "Mattingly" is a "place-name" rather than a trade or craft name, such as Taylor, Cooper, Weaver, etc.

A small book published in 1970 entitled "The History of a Hampshire Parish, Heckfield & Mattingley" gives much of the documentation for the origin of the Mattingly name. It is based on extensive researches by one W. J. James, Heckfield & Mattingley, & Colonel Colin Davy, of Heckfield Place.

The personal researches of the Rev. Basil Mattingly, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana, done in 1969, are still more valuable to those studying the origin of the Mattingly name.

Father Mattingly observes that "the Heckfielders, like any splinter group, nurtured differences & competition with the Mattingley folk, & during the Civil War, the Mattingleys, living by the Forest, remained loyal to King Charles, or Royalists, while the Heckfield people became dissidents & supporters of Cromwell."

Father Mattingly also notes that "there is a letter from the Bishop of Winchester, which is the administrative See, authorizing certain practices at Mattingley-itself testimony of greater antiquity than the date of the letter, 1385."

Still earlier record of the name Mattingly comes from the Domesday Book of 1086. This book was a Latin census of all English property in the 11th century compiled by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-1086 after the Norman invasion. It describes the ownership value, use & population of every acre of land in England at that point in history at which Saxon England ended & the Norman England began. Both Heckfield & Mantinglege (Mattingley) are recorded in this book in the Hundred of Holdshott in Hampshire Co.

The Domesday Book reads: "Manor of Mattingley. Held during the reign of King Edward (the Confessor) by Alric, who held it of the King as an 'Alrod'." This means that, virtually, the Manor was a free hold, though, nominally, it formed part of the Royal Demesne of the Saxon kings.

The Domesday Book further shows that Saxon Mattingley was assessed at 1- hides (somewhat vague, but about 200 acres). There was approximately 180 acres of arable land ("3 plough"), 4 acres of meadow (presumably water meadow). There was a mill (at Clappers Bridge, no doubt) & the population consisted of 8 small farmers ("villeins") & 3 cottages with land ("Bordars").

If the Lord's household & staff are added, it is evident that the population was rather small.

Again in the year 1167, the name Mattingley is recorded in the Pipe Rolls, one of the annual rolls containing the statement of the accounts of the King's revenue & various expenses & other matters affecting the public treasury.

Child of Unknown Mattingley is:

1984 i. Thomas Mattingly, born Bet. 1624 - 1630 in England or VA?; died Bef. Jul 24, 1664 in MD; married Elizabeth Unknown in England ?.

 

3984. John Shircliffe, born Abt. 1618 in Whitley Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England; died Bef. Mar 26, 1663 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 7968. James Shircliffe and 7969. Alice Unknown. He married 3985. Ann Spinke Bef. 1647 in SMC, MD.

3985. Ann Spinke, born Abt. 1615 in England; died Bef. 1650 in SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 7970. Franices Spinke and 7971. Unknown.

Notes for John Shircliffe:

[Master Tree.FTW]

John Shircliffe born Abt. 1618 in Whitley Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, died

Bef. March 26, 1663 in St. Mary's Co. MD. He married Anne Goldsborough

Anne Shircliffe born Abt. 1648; died Aft. March 20, 1705/06. She was dau. of

John and Anne. Anne Shircliffe married Edward Clarke born Bef. 1653 in

England, died Bef. March 12, 1675/76 in st. Mary's Co. MD. They had one

child, Edward Clarke who died Bef. June 24, 1714; married May (____)

John Was the youngest of 4 sons of a Yorkshire family. He sailed c. 1638 from

the Isle of Wright aboard the ship "Unity", bound for Maryland. Records show

that Mrs. Mary Throughton, a widow, transported him. By 1651 John's second

wife, Ann Goldsborough, had been transported to MD by John Lewger. It is

believed, but not certain that John & Ann married in England.

There are some other passages and references to John's will and in there it

shows where he leaves property to the Roman Catholic Church.

Thomas' will also refers to Thomas Spalding as a cousin.

Paul Tobler has information that indicates Thomas Spalding was a servant of John Shircliff and in his will called him his "cusin". Thomas Spalding of McIntosh Chree, 1657 was the progenitor of the Spaldings in America.)

JOHN SHERCLIFFE was transported in 1638, but was also listed as an "immigrant" in 1646. Anne & Mary Shercliffe, his daughters, were transported in 1657.[1] He married first Ann Spinke, sister of Henry Spinke, by 1647; and second, Ann Goldsborough by 1651. He died c1668. John was the youngest of four sons of the Shercliffe family of Whitly Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, b. c1618.[2] He first came to VA c1638 on the ship "Unity" from the Isle of Wight, transported by Mrs. Mary Throughton. No land patent was found in VA for either John or Mary. Two entries, however, in Skordas reveal Mrs. Mary Throughton, widow, immigrated to St. Mary's Co. in 1638, the same year John Shercllifee was transported.[3] Four children were listed in John's will: John Jr., William, Mary and Ann Shercliffe. Deposition dated 1658 stated he was 40 years old. On Oct 14, 1651, John Lewger demanded land for transporting various persons including Ann Goldsborough, Shercliffe's second wife.[4] In 1657, John demanded land for transporting a servant which Robert Cole had assigned to Shircliffe's daughters.[5] John witnessed will of John Greenwell of New Town Hundred on March 27, 1658. In 1659, John Thimbelby named John Shertcliffe [sic], his wife Anne, and sons John & William Shercliffe as legatees of his estate.[6]

WILL of JOHN SHERCLIFFE of St. Mary's Co, Dec 2, 1661/Mar 26,1663.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

John Shircliffe born Abt. 1618 in Whitley Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, died

Bef. March 26, 1663 in St. Mary's Co. MD. He married Anne Goldsborough

Anne Shircliffe born Abt. 1648; died Aft. March 20, 1705/06. She was dau. of

John and Anne. Anne Shircliffe married Edward Clarke born Bef. 1653 in

England, died Bef. March 12, 1675/76 in st. Mary's Co. MD. They had one

child, Edward Clarke who died Bef. June 24, 1714; married May (____)

John Was the youngest of 4 sons of a Yorkshire family. He sailed c. 1638 from

the Isle of Wright aboard the ship "Unity", bound for Maryland. Records show

that Mrs. Mary Throughton, a widow, transported him. By 1651 John's second

wife, Ann Goldsborough, had been transported to MD by John Lewger. It is

believed, but not certain that John & Ann married in England.

There are some other passages and references to John's will and in there it

shows where he leaves property to the Roman Catholic Church.

Thomas' will also refers to Thomas Spalding as a cousin.

Paul Tobler has information that indicates Thomas Spalding was a servant of John Shircliff and in his will called him his "cusin". Thomas Spalding of McIntosh Chree, 1657 was the progenitor of the Spaldings in America.)

JOHN SHERCLIFFE was transported in 1638, but was also listed as an "immigrant" in 1646. Anne & Mary Shercliffe, his daughters, were transported in 1657.[1] He married first Ann Spinke, sister of Henry Spinke, by 1647; and second, Ann Goldsborough by 1651. He died c1668. John was the youngest of four sons of the Shercliffe family of Whitly Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, b. c1618.[2] He first came to VA c1638 on the ship "Unity" from the Isle of Wight, transported by Mrs. Mary Throughton. No land patent was found in VA for either John or Mary. Two entries, however, in Skordas reveal Mrs. Mary Throughton, widow, immigrated to St. Mary's Co. in 1638, the same year John Shercllifee was transported.[3] Four children were listed in John's will: John Jr., William, Mary and Ann Shercliffe. Deposition dated 1658 stated he was 40 years old. On Oct 14, 1651, John Lewger demanded land for transporting various persons including Ann Goldsborough, Shercliffe's second wife.[4] In 1657, John demanded land for transporting a servant which Robert Cole had assigned to Shircliffe's daughters.[5] John witnessed will of John Greenwell of New Town Hundred on March 27, 1658. In 1659, John Thimbelby named John Shertcliffe [sic], his wife Anne, and sons John & William Shercliffe as legatees of his estate.[6]

WILL of JOHN SHERCLIFFE of St. Mary's Co, Dec 2, 1661/Mar 26,1663.

More About John Shircliffe:

Burial: sailed on ship "Unity", transported by thw widow Mary Throughton.

Immigration: Nov 22, 1638, Immigrated from England, sailed from Isle of Wight

Land: Horton Hays, other land near Bretton's Bay and St. Clement Bay

Occupation: Tailor

Religion: Catholic

Notes for Ann Spinke:

 

According to Jourdan "Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol. 3" John Shercliffe married first Ann Spinke by 1647 sister of Henry Spinke and married 2nd by 1651 Ann Goldsborough . Skordas indicates Ann Goldsborough was transported many years prior to 1651 and therefore it seems that she was not Ann Spinke since she was called Ann Goldsborough by him. I have not had the opportunity yet to examine the references called out by Skordas or Jourdan.

Dick Cavey[

More About Ann Spinke:

Immigration: Bef. 1651, transported to MD by John Lewger, believe that w/ already married to Shircliffe

Child of John Shircliffe and Ann Spinke is:

1992 i. William Shircliffe, born 1648 in Yorkshire, England; died Bef. Jul 01, 1707 in SMC, MD; married Mildred Thompson Abt. 1675 in SMC. MD.

 

3986. Arthur Thompson, born 1628 in England; died Bet. Dec 15, 1702 - 1703 in St. Clement's Bay, SMC, MD. He was the son of 7972. Unknown Thompson and 7973. Unknown. He married 3987. Unknown Stratford.

3987. Unknown Stratford, died in SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 7974. Joseph Stratford and 7975. Unknown.

Notes for Arthur Thompson:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Arthur Thompson, who resided on St. Clement's Bay in St. Mary's County, was probably born in England about 1635, and probably the Arthur who emigrated in 1680, obtained a land patent for 150 A. on 12 May 1681, and 200 A. on 26 January 1683, and for 200 A. on 7 May 1683. This land called, "Hampstead," "Highgate," and "St. Oswald," was located in St. Mary's County, Maryland. "Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700," by Peter Wilson Coldham, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995.

Also in 1684 a George Thompson, gent., of St. Mary's County obtained many land grants in Charles, Baltimore and St. Mary's counties [totalling about 4500 A.]

Is this the Arthur Thompson that had "St. James Inlarged" in Calvert Co, MD surveyed Aug 8, 1666, surveyed for Col. Willm. Holland Oct 3, 1703 and the surplus found to be 313 acres.

ARTHUR THOMPSON, will 15 Dec.1701, St. Mary's County, To son, Sebastian

Thompson, personalty; to son John Thompson 1/2 land lying by brother

Carbery's; to daughter Tecla Thompson, residue of said land; in event of

her death w/o issue, her estate to pass to wife Susanna; to youngest

daughter Mildred and heirs, house and lots in St. Clement's Town, and

100 acres on Duck Pond; to son Oswald Thompson, 100 acres on Duck Pond.

Testator provides that at the death of brother John Carbery his

plantation be recovered at the expense of 5 eldest children, viz.,

Sebastian Thompson, John Thompson, Oswald Thompson, Mildred Shirtcliff

and Tecla Thomson (sic). Wife Susanna, executrix and residuary legatee

of estate, real and personal, including all land in Baltimore Co. Wife

to have charge of estate left to youngest daughter Mildred. Witnesses:

Nich. Guylick, Jas. French, Martin French, Jno. Cecill. (Vol, 2, p. 247)[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Arthur Thompson, who resided on St. Clement's Bay in St. Mary's County, was probably born in England about 1635, and probably the Arthur who emigrated in 1680, obtained a land patent for 150 A. on 12 May 1681, and 200 A. on 26 January 1683, and for 200 A. on 7 May 1683. This land called, "Hampstead," "Highgate," and "St. Oswald," was located in St. Mary's County, Maryland. "Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700," by Peter Wilson Coldham, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995.

Also in 1684 a George Thompson, gent., of St. Mary's County obtained many land grants in Charles, Baltimore and St. Mary's counties [totalling about 4500 A.]

Is this the Arthur Thompson that had "St. James Inlarged" in Calvert Co, MD surveyed Aug 8, 1666, surveyed for Col. Willm. Holland Oct 3, 1703 and the surplus found to be 313 acres.

ARTHUR THOMPSON, will 15 Dec.1701, St. Mary's County, To son, Sebastian

Thompson, personalty; to son John Thompson 1/2 land lying by brother

Carbery's; to daughter Tecla Thompson, residue of said land; in event of

her death w/o issue, her estate to pass to wife Susanna; to youngest

daughter Mildred and heirs, house and lots in St. Clement's Town, and

100 acres on Duck Pond; to son Oswald Thompson, 100 acres on Duck Pond.

Testator provides that at the death of brother John Carbery his

plantation be recovered at the expense of 5 eldest children, viz.,

Sebastian Thompson, John Thompson, Oswald Thompson, Mildred Shirtcliff

and Tecla Thomson (sic). Wife Susanna, executrix and residuary legatee

of estate, real and personal, including all land in Baltimore Co. Wife

to have charge of estate left to youngest daughter Mildred. Witnesses:

Nich. Guylick, Jas. French, Martin French, Jno. Cecill. (Vol, 2, p. 247)

More About Arthur Thompson:

Immigration: Abt. 1660, brought to Calvert Co, MD by brother James

Land: Hampstead, Highgate, St. Oswald in St Mary's Co, MD

Occupation: Undersherrif of SMC, MD

Religion: Catholic

Child of Arthur Thompson and Unknown Stratford is:

1993 i. Mildred Thompson, born 1648 in SMC, MD; died Apr 10, 1750 in SMC, MD; married William Shircliffe Abt. 1675 in SMC. MD.

 

3992. John Wheeler, born 1628 in Shropshire, England; died Bef. Jan 09, 1693/94 in Charles Co, MD. He married 3993. Mary Causine Jan 1651/52 in Charles Co, MD.

3993. Mary Causine, born Mar 09, 1630/31 in Charles Co, MD; died Aft. 1694 in Charles Co, MD.

Child of John Wheeler and Mary Causine is:

1996 i. Ignatius Wheeler, born May 1665 in Charles Co, MD; died Bet. Mar 14, 1697/98 - Aug 03, 1698 in Charles Co, MD; married Frances Slye Abt. 1685.

 

3994. Capt. Robert Slye, born Jul 08, 1625 in Lapworth Par, Warwickshire, England; died Bef. Oct 12, 1698 in SMC, MD. He was the son of 7988. George Slye and 7989. Unknown. He married 3995. Susannah Gerard Abt. 1652 in SMC, MD.

3995. Susannah Gerard, born Abt. 1635 in Newhall, Lancashire, England; died 1677 in Bushwood Manor, SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 7990. Dr. Thomas Gerard and 7991. Susannah Snow.

Notes for Capt. Robert Slye:

[Master Tree.FTW]

will refers to brother Luke Gardner.[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

will refers to brother Luke Gardner.

More About Susannah Gerard:

Land: Wedding dower from father of "Bushwood", which was the site of the first mint where colonial cois were made for MD and the American colony

Child of Robert Slye and Susannah Gerard is:

1997 i. Frances Slye, born Abt. 1665; died Aft. 1725 in Charles Co, MD; married Ignatius Wheeler Abt. 1685.

 

4000. Edward Dafte, born 1630 in Darby, Darbyshire, England. He married 4001. Ellin Unknown.

4001. Ellin Unknown

Child of Edward Dafte and Ellin Unknown is:

2000 i. Sr. Charles Daft, born Abt. 1665 in Derbyshire, England; died Abt. Apr 22, 1721 in St Mary Co., MD; married Mary French Abt. 1701 in St. Mary's Co, MD.

 

4002. James French, born 1650 in Galway, Ireland; died Bet. Mar 04 - 18, 1732/33 in St Mary's Co., MD. He was the son of 8004. Martin French and 8005. Unknown. He married 4003. Elizabeth Meekin.

4003. Elizabeth Meekin, born Bet. 1645 - 1652. She was the daughter of 8006. William Meekin and 8007. Margaret Beard.

Notes for James French:

[Master Tree.FTW]

In 1671, at the age of 21, James French had his passage from Galoway, Ireland, where his French family was much distinguished, long the Mayors of Galoway. They originated with a Norman family and immigrated to Ireland before 1400 as per Joseph French of Louisville as per letter to Paula Russell, it appears he was sent to manage land purchased by the family, who paid for his passage.

The Last Will of JAMES FRENCH , Dated March 4, 1733, St.Marys County, MD, Pgs. 26-27

In the name of God, Amen, I, James French of St.Mary's County______ being weak in body but of sound mind & memory, blessed be God, do make this my last Will & Testament in form as follows:_____I give & bequeath unto my beloved grandson, John French, to him and his heirs forever, one hundred & ten acres of land to be laid out on the West side of my land & also on the west side of a Branch unto my well beloved grand child, Mary Leake, wife of John Leake, to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever. Item: My Will is that my good & trusty servant, James Kirby shall be free from servitude on the day of my death. Item: My Will is after all my just debts are paid, all that remains of my personal Estate be equally divided amongst all my grandchildren. Item: I constitute & appoint my said grandchild, John French, my whole & sole executor of this my last Will & Testament, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1733

James French (SEAL)

Signed, sealed & published to be his las Will & Testament in the presence of:

John Thompson

James Ruil(?)

Elizabeth French. 21. 6.

March 17, 1733

John Thompson and Elizabeth French, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will, being duly & solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, depose & say that they saw the testator, James French, sign the foregoing Will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will & Testament that at the time of his doing so he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of John French, grandson & heir at law, which same, John French did not object to the ____of the said Will.

Sworn to before me Tho. Aisquith (?), Dep. County Clk. of St. Mary's County.

[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

In 1671, at the age of 21, James French had his passage from Galoway, Ireland, where his French family was much distinguished, long the Mayors of Galoway. They originated with a Norman family and immigrated to Ireland before 1400 as per Joseph French of Louisville as per letter to Paula Russell, it appears he was sent to manage land purchased by the family, who paid for his passage.

The Last Will of JAMES FRENCH , Dated March 4, 1733, St.Marys County, MD, Pgs. 26-27

In the name of God, Amen, I, James French of St.Mary's County______ being weak in body but of sound mind & memory, blessed be God, do make this my last Will & Testament in form as follows:_____I give & bequeath unto my beloved grandson, John French, to him and his heirs forever, one hundred & ten acres of land to be laid out on the West side of my land & also on the west side of a Branch unto my well beloved grand child, Mary Leake, wife of John Leake, to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever. Item: My Will is that my good & trusty servant, James Kirby shall be free from servitude on the day of my death. Item: My Will is after all my just debts are paid, all that remains of my personal Estate be equally divided amongst all my grandchildren. Item: I constitute & appoint my said grandchild, John French, my whole & sole executor of this my last Will & Testament, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1733

James French (SEAL)

Signed, sealed & published to be his las Will & Testament in the presence of:

John Thompson

James Ruil(?)

Elizabeth French. 21. 6.

March 17, 1733

John Thompson and Elizabeth French, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will, being duly & solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, depose & say that they saw the testator, James French, sign the foregoing Will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will & Testament that at the time of his doing so he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of John French, grandson & heir at law, which same, John French did not object to the ____of the said Will.

Sworn to before me Tho. Aisquith (?), Dep. County Clk. of St. Mary's County.

 

More About James French:

Immigration: 1671, immigrated to MD from Galoway , Ireland

Land: 21 Acres of Hopton Park in SMC, MD

Occupation: Planter

Religion: Catholic

Child of James French and Elizabeth Meekin is:

2001 i. Mary French, born Abt. 1670 in Maryland; died Aug 21, 1724 in St Mary Co., MD; married Sr. Charles Daft Abt. 1701 in St. Mary's Co, MD.

 

4016. John Spalding, born Bet. 1580 - 1625; died 1659. He was the son of 8032. Augustine Spalding and 8033. Unknown. He married 4017. Unknown.

4017. Unknown

More About John Spalding:

Immigration: brought over as indentured servant by relative John Shercliffe

Child of John Spalding and Unknown is:

2008 i. Thomas Spalding, born Abt. 1640 in County Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1713 in MD; married Katharine Hall Abt. 1673.

 

4022. Joshua Doyne, born Bet. 1630 - 1660. He married 4023. Unknown.

4023. Unknown

Child of Joshua Doyne and Unknown is:

2011 i. Mary Doyne, born 1676; married Thomas Jameson.

 

4028. Robert Cole, born Abt. 1627 in Middlesex Co, England; died Abt. 1662 in St. Clement's Bay, SMC, MD. He was the son of 8056. Thomas Cole and 8057. Jane Hanckes. He married 4029. Rebecca Unknown Bef. 1652.

4029. Rebecca Unknown, born Abt. 1630; died Bef. 1663.

More About Robert Cole:

Burial: Exec. Capt. Luke Gardiner, St. Clements, Bay, SMC, MD

Christening: test: Thos. Brook, Jas. Thomson Clarke, Edward Clarke

Fact 3: Exec. Cousin Henry Hankes of London

Immigration: executors: Col Wm Evans, St. Clements Bay, SMC, MD

Religion: Catholic

Child of Robert Cole and Rebecca Unknown is:

2014 i. Edward Cole, born Nov 09, 1657 in St. Clement's Manor, MD; died Bef. Dec 20, 1717; married Honour Ford Bef. 1683.

 

4030. Robert Ford, born Bet. 1600 - 1630. He married 4031. Lydia Unknown.

4031. Lydia Unknown

More About Robert Ford:

Immigrated: Sep 22, 1649, Made a deal in England to registrar for transport ot America and be given land called 'Strand'.

Land: Strand, Downham, Long in Dispence and Maypole

Child of Robert Ford and Lydia Unknown is:

2015 i. Honour Ford, born Abt. 1666; died Bet. 1696 - 1698; married Edward Cole Bef. 1683.

 

Generation No. 13

6528. Edward Bolling, born Abt. 1560 in of Chellow, England; died Sep 12, 1592 in Chellow, England. He was the son of 13056. Tristram Bolling and 13057. Ann Rookes. He married 6529. Magdaline Greene.

6529. Magdaline Greene, born 1564 in Bradford, (or Horsforth) Yorkshire, England.

Notes for Edward Bolling:

[Boling.FTW]

http://www.oblevins.com/Blevins/D0005/G0000549.html#I9858

More About Edward Bolling:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Magdaline Greene:

Record Change: Jun 12, 2002

Child of Edward Bolling and Magdaline Greene is:

3264 i. Robert Bolling, born 1590 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England/Bradford, England; died Sep 05, 1639 in London, Midddlesex, England; married Anne Clarke.

 

6530. Thomas Clarke, born in London.

More About Thomas Clarke:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

Child of Thomas Clarke is:

3265 i. Anne Clarke, born 1615 in London, England; died Aft. 1639 in England; married Robert Bolling.

 

6536. John Rolfe, born 1562; died 1594. He was the son of 13072. Eustacius Rolfe and 13073. Joannah Jenner. He married 6537. Dorthea Mason Sep 24, 1582 in Norfolk, England .

6537. Dorthea Mason

More About John Rolfe:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

More About Dorthea Mason:

Record Change: Jul 29, 2001

Child of John Rolfe and Dorthea Mason is:

3268 i. General John Rolfe, born May 06, 1585 in Heacham, Norfolk County, England; died 1622 in Virginia; married Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan Apr 05, 1614 in Anglican Church in Jamestown , Virginia.

 

6538. Wahunsonacock Powhatan He married 6539. Nonoma.

6539. Nonoma

Notes for Wahunsonacock Powhatan:

Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food?" (c. 1609)

 

More About Wahunsonacock Powhatan:

Record Change: Aug 14, 2001

Child of Wahunsonacock Powhatan and Nonoma is:

3269 i. Matoaka Pocahontas Powhatan, born Bet. 1586 - 1595; died 1617 in Gravesend, England; married General John Rolfe Apr 05, 1614 in Anglican Church in Jamestown , Virginia.

 

7808. George Lewis, born 1560 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales; died 1593 in England. He was the son of 15616. Thomas Lewis and 15617. Margaret Gamage. He married 7809. Catherine Matthew.

7809. Catherine Matthew She was the daughter of 15618. Miles Matthew and 15619. Catherine Matthew.

Children of George Lewis and Catherine Matthew are:

3904 i. Edmund Lewis, born 1601 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales; died Jan 1649/50 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; married Mary Carey 1630 in Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island.

ii. Edward Lewis, born 1586 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales; died 1630.

More About Edward Lewis:

Burial: Edington, Wiltshire, England

iii. Anthony Lewis, born 1586 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales.

 

7814. Richard Willard, born Mar 10, 1580/81 in Horsemonden, Kent, England; died Feb 18, 1615/16 in Horsemonden, Kent, England. He was the son of 15628. Symon Willard and 15629. Elizabeth Rode. He married 7815. Margery Humphrey Abt. 1597 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

7815. Margery Humphrey, born WFT Est. 1559-1583; died WFT Est. 1607-1672. She was the daughter of 15630. Raynold Humphrie.

More About Richard Willard:

Burial: Feb 20, 1616/17, Horsemonden, Kent, England

Will: Mar 08, 1616/17, before Edward POPE, Vicar General. The will names, in order, his wife Joan, her son Francis MOREBREAD

More About Margery Humphrey:

Burial: Dec 12, 1608, Horsemonden, Kent, England

Children of Richard Willard and Margery Humphrey are:

3907 i. Margery Willard, born Nov 07, 1602 in Horsemonden, Kent, ENGland; died 1658; married Dolor Davis Mar 29, 1624 in East Farleigh, Kent, England.

ii. Major Simon Willard, born Bef. Apr 07, 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England; died Apr 24, 1676; married (1) Mary Sharpe; married (2) Elizabeth Dunster; married (3) Mary Dunster.

Notes for Major Simon Willard:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Simon Willard, Major - Immigrated to America 1634 (29 y.o) - Founder of Concord 4/7/1605 - 5/5/1676 Born in Horsmonden, Kent, England, married Mary Sharp, Mary Dunster, and Elizabeth Dunster. He had 17 children Son of Richard and Margery Willard, colonist, fur trader. He was baptized at Horsemonden, Kent, England, on April 7, 1605. Emigrating to Massachusetts in 1634, he joined with Peter Bulkey and others to establish the town of Concord. From this time until his death, he was one of the leading men on the Merrimac frontier. At Concord he served as local magistrate and commanded the militia company. He represented Concord in the General Court off and on from 1643 to 1654 he was chosen assistant and served until his death. In 1653 he was made sergeant-major of the Middlesex regiment. His activities, both public and private, were closely associated with the Indian trade and the affairs of the frontier settlements. In 1641 he was appointed chief of a committee to carry on and regulate the fur trade, and in 1657 he and three associates farmed the trade of the Merrimac for 25 pounds. In 1646 and afterward he assisted John Eliot in his work among the Merrimac tribes. He was extensively employed by the General Court in Indian affairs, in locating and laying out land grants, in settling the bounds and regulating the affairs of the frontier towns. In 1659 he sold a large part of his Concord estate and removed to Lancaster, Massachusetts. About 1671 he went to live in the southern part of Groton, now Ayer. In 1654 he was appointed to command a punitive expedition against the Niantic sachem, Ninigret. On approach of the English, Ninigret fled into a swamp, and the expedition ended in a parley. Disappointed at the inconclusive outcome, the commissioners of the United Colonies reproved Willard for failure to carry out their instructions. At the outbreak of King Philip's War, in spite of his advanced age, he took charge of the defense of the Merrimac frontier. His most conspicuous service was the relief of Brookfield on August 4, 1675. Ordered thence to the Connecticut Valley, he soon returned to Groton to defend the frontier towns from Chelmsford to Lancaster against the Indians gathered at Mount Wachusett. His duties included the placing of garrisons, the patroling of the frontier with a party of dragoons, and the relief of threatened settlements. Called away from his duties as magistrate, he was absent when the Indians destroyed Groton in March 1676, but he arrived with a relieving force in time to assist in removing the inhabitants. His own house was destroyed and his family forced to remove to Charlestown, thereafter, further service on the frontier, he died, "a pious, orthodox man," according to John Hull (diary in ARCHAELOGIA AMERICANA: TRANS. AND COLLS. AM. ANTIQ. SOC., VOL III 1857, P. 241). He was married three times, first in England to Mary Sharpe, second to Elizabeth, the sister of Henry Dunster, and third to Mary Dunster, either his second wife's sister or cousin. He had seventeen children, of whom Samuel, 1639/40 - 1707, was the most distinghised. DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, p. 240

 

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The surname Willard has been a personal name since earliest times and was in use as a place name before the establishment of surnames in England, where many branches of the family bore an ancient

coat-of-arms previous to the sixteenth century.

[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Simon Willard, Major - Immigrated to America 1634 (29 y.o) - Founder of Concord 4/7/1605 - 5/5/1676 Born in Horsmonden, Kent, England, married Mary Sharp, Mary Dunster, and Elizabeth Dunster. He had 17 children Son of Richard and Margery Willard, colonist, fur trader. He was baptized at Horsemonden, Kent, England, on April 7, 1605. Emigrating to Massachusetts in 1634, he joined with Peter Bulkey and others to establish the town of Concord. From this time until his death, he was one of the leading men on the Merrimac frontier. At Concord he served as local magistrate and commanded the militia company. He represented Concord in the General Court off and on from 1643 to 1654 he was chosen assistant and served until his death. In 1653 he was made sergeant-major of the Middlesex regiment. His activities, both public and private, were closely associated with the Indian trade and the affairs of the frontier settlements. In 1641 he was appointed chief of a committee to carry on and regulate the fur trade, and in 1657 he and three associates farmed the trade of the Merrimac for 25 pounds. In 1646 and afterward he assisted John Eliot in his work among the Merrimac tribes. He was extensively employed by the General Court in Indian affairs, in locating and laying out land grants, in settling the bounds and regulating the affairs of the frontier towns. In 1659 he sold a large part of his Concord estate and removed to Lancaster, Massachusetts. About 1671 he went to live in the southern part of Groton, now Ayer. In 1654 he was appointed to command a punitive expedition against the Niantic sachem, Ninigret. On approach of the English, Ninigret fled into a swamp, and the expedition ended in a parley. Disappointed at the inconclusive outcome, the commissioners of the United Colonies reproved Willard for failure to carry out their instructions. At the outbreak of King Philip's War, in spite of his advanced age, he took charge of the defense of the Merrimac frontier. His most conspicuous service was the relief of Brookfield on August 4, 1675. Ordered thence to the Connecticut Valley, he soon returned to Groton to defend the frontier towns from Chelmsford to Lancaster against the Indians gathered at Mount Wachusett. His duties included the placing of garrisons, the patroling of the frontier with a party of dragoons, and the relief of threatened settlements. Called away from his duties as magistrate, he was absent when the Indians destroyed Groton in March 1676, but he arrived with a relieving force in time to assist in removing the inhabitants. His own house was destroyed and his family forced to remove to Charlestown, thereafter, further service on the frontier, he died, "a pious, orthodox man," according to John Hull (diary in ARCHAELOGIA AMERICANA: TRANS. AND COLLS. AM. ANTIQ. SOC., VOL III 1857, P. 241). He was married three times, first in England to Mary Sharpe, second to Elizabeth, the sister of Henry Dunster, and third to Mary Dunster, either his second wife's sister or cousin. He had seventeen children, of whom Samuel, 1639/40 - 1707, was the most distinghised. DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, p. 240

 

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The surname Willard has been a personal name since earliest times and was in use as a place name before the establishment of surnames in England, where many branches of the family bore an ancient

coat-of-arms previous to the sixteenth century.

 

 

More About Major Simon Willard:

Baptism: Apr 07, 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England

Burial: Apr 27, 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Emigration: 1634

Military service: Commander of Forces in Ninigret's & Phillip's Wars

iii. George Willard, born Dec 04, 1614; died WFT Est. 1656-1705 in MD (?); married Dorothy Dunster WFT Est. 1656-1688; born 1628; died WFT Est. 1656-1722.

iv. Mary Willard

v. Elizabeth Willard

vi. Catherine Willard

vii. Richard Willard

 

7968. James Shircliffe, born 1575 in England; died in England. He married 7969. Alice Unknown 1600 in England.

7969. Alice Unknown, born 1577 in England.

Child of James Shircliffe and Alice Unknown is:

3984 i. John Shircliffe, born Abt. 1618 in Whitley Hall, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England; died Bef. Mar 26, 1663 in SMC, MD; married Ann Spinke Bef. 1647 in SMC, MD.

 

7970. Franices Spinke, born in England. He married 7971. Unknown.

7971. Unknown

Child of Franices Spinke and Unknown is:

3985 i. Ann Spinke, born Abt. 1615 in England; died Bef. 1650 in SMC, MD; married John Shircliffe Bef. 1647 in SMC, MD.

 

7972. Unknown Thompson He married 7973. Unknown.

7973. Unknown

Child of Unknown Thompson and Unknown is:

3986 i. Arthur Thompson, born 1628 in England; died Bet. Dec 15, 1702 - 1703 in St. Clement's Bay, SMC, MD; married Unknown Stratford.

 

7974. Joseph Stratford He married 7975. Unknown.

7975. Unknown

Child of Joseph Stratford and Unknown is:

3987 i. Unknown Stratford, died in SMC, MD; married Arthur Thompson.

 

7988. George Slye, born Bet. 1550 - 1610. He married 7989. Unknown.

7989. Unknown

Child of George Slye and Unknown is:

3994 i. Capt. Robert Slye, born Jul 08, 1625 in Lapworth Par, Warwickshire, England; died Bef. Oct 12, 1698 in SMC, MD; married Susannah Gerard Abt. 1652 in SMC, MD.

 

7990. Dr. Thomas Gerard, born Dec 10, 1608 in Ashton, Makerfield, Lancashire, England; died 1673 in Westmoreland Co, VA. He was the son of 15980. Sir John Gerard and 15981. Frances Molineaux. He married 7991. Susannah Snow Bef. Sep 21, 1629 in England.

7991. Susannah Snow, born Abt. 1610 in Staffordshire, England ?; died Abt. 1665 in SMC, MD. She was the daughter of 15982. John 'Justinian' Snow and 15983. Judith 'Eydreth' Hill.

Notes for Dr. Thomas Gerard:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Thomas and Susannah had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland Co, VA, where he died.

Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...

Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further upthe river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)

 

 

 

Gerrard build the first church where Protestant and Catholic would worship,[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Thomas and Susannah had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland Co, VA, where he died.

Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...

Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further upthe river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)

 

 

 

Gerrard build the first church where Protestant and Catholic would worship,

More About Dr. Thomas Gerard:

Burial: Longworth, SMC, MD

Land: St. Clement's Manor

Religion: Catholic

More About Susannah Snow:

Burial: Longworth, SMC, MD

Religion: Protestant-as were her children

Child of Thomas Gerard and Susannah Snow is:

3995 i. Susannah Gerard, born Abt. 1635 in Newhall, Lancashire, England; died 1677 in Bushwood Manor, SMC, MD; married Capt. Robert Slye Abt. 1652 in SMC, MD.

 

8004. Martin French, born in Galway, Ireland. He married 8005. Unknown.

8005. Unknown

Notes for Martin French:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Wealthy Norman descended family, Patrick French was the 1st Mayor of Galway.

1424 Two families of the name settled at different periods in Galway, the first, with Walter French, in the reign of Hen. Vl. about the year 1425, and the other, with Henry Begg Ffrench, in the reign of Elizabeth; since which time, they have ranked amongst the most considerable in the Province. The family of Castle French, near Ahascragh, in the County of Galway, was raised to the dignity of the Peerage, in the year 1798. The Right Honorable Charles Baron French, of Castle French is the present Lord.

THE HISTORY OF GALWAY, PART I, THE ANCIENT STATE OF THE TOWN, AND ITS CIVIL AND MILITARY HISTORY, TO THE PRESENT TIME,CHAPTER I.

"The new colonies, here alluded to, consisted of several families, whose descendants, are known to this day, under the general appellation of the "tribes of Galway," an expression, first invented by Cromwell's forces, as a term of reproach against the natives of the town, for their singular friendship and attachment to each other during the time of their unparalleled troubles and persecutions, but which, the latter afterwards adopted, as an honorable mark of distinction between themselves and those cruel oppressors. These families were thirteen in number, Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, D'Arcy, Font, French, Joyes, Kirwan, Lynch, Martin, Morris and Skerrett. They did not settle in the town at one time, or on the same occasion, as is generally supposed; but came hither, at different periods, and under various circumstances, as may appear from the following concise account of each of the families composing this peculiar community, which has been compiled from the most authentic documents. "

"French

This family is descended from Sir Maximilian Ffrench, the first of the name, whose descendants accompanied their kinsman, William the Conqueror, into England. Their original place of settlement in Ireland, together with many other English and Anglo-Norman adventurers, was the County of Wexford; from whence, in process of time, they gradually spread throughout the other parts of the Kingdom. Two families of the name settled at different periods in Galway, the first, with Walter French, in the reign of Hen. Vl. about the year 1425, and the other, with Henry Begg French, in the reign of Elizabeth; since which time, they have ranked amongst the most considerable in the Province. The family of Castle Ffrench, near Ahascragh, in the County of Galway, was raised to the dignity of the Peerage, in the year 1798. The Right Honorable Charles Baron French, of Castle French is the present Lord. The other branches of this respectable name, are those of Ballinahalla, now of Beagh, Carrorea, Elmhill, Ffrenchgrove, Monivea, Portcarn, Rahasane and Tyrone in the County of Galway, Ballykeneave and Culliane in the County of Mayo, and Foxborough, Frenchpark, Port, Rocksavage and Snipehill, in the Gunty of Roscommon Arms. Ermine, a chevron, sable. Crest. A Dolphin, embowed, upon rocks, proper Motto. One heart, one mind. "

 

[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Wealthy Norman descended family, Patrick French was the 1st Mayor of Galway.

1424 Two families of the name settled at different periods in Galway, the first, with Walter French, in the reign of Hen. Vl. about the year 1425, and the other, with Henry Begg Ffrench, in the reign of Elizabeth; since which time, they have ranked amongst the most considerable in the Province. The family of Castle French, near Ahascragh, in the County of Galway, was raised to the dignity of the Peerage, in the year 1798. The Right Honorable Charles Baron French, of Castle French is the present Lord.

THE HISTORY OF GALWAY, PART I, THE ANCIENT STATE OF THE TOWN, AND ITS CIVIL AND MILITARY HISTORY, TO THE PRESENT TIME,CHAPTER I.

"The new colonies, here alluded to, consisted of several families, whose descendants, are known to this day, under the general appellation of the "tribes of Galway," an expression, first invented by Cromwell's forces, as a term of reproach against the natives of the town, for their singular friendship and attachment to each other during the time of their unparalleled troubles and persecutions, but which, the latter afterwards adopted, as an honorable mark of distinction between themselves and those cruel oppressors. These families were thirteen in number, Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, D'Arcy, Font, French, Joyes, Kirwan, Lynch, Martin, Morris and Skerrett. They did not settle in the town at one time, or on the same occasion, as is generally supposed; but came hither, at different periods, and under various circumstances, as may appear from the following concise account of each of the families composing this peculiar community, which has been compiled from the most authentic documents. "

"French

This family is descended from Sir Maximilian Ffrench, the first of the name, whose descendants accompanied their kinsman, William the Conqueror, into England. Their original place of settlement in Ireland, together with many other English and Anglo-Norman adventurers, was the County of Wexford; from whence, in process of time, they gradually spread throughout the other parts of the Kingdom. Two families of the name settled at different periods in Galway, the first, with Walter French, in the reign of Hen. Vl. about the year 1425, and the other, with Henry Begg French, in the reign of Elizabeth; since which time, they have ranked amongst the most considerable in the Province. The family of Castle Ffrench, near Ahascragh, in the County of Galway, was raised to the dignity of the Peerage, in the year 1798. The Right Honorable Charles Baron French, of Castle French is the present Lord. The other branches of this respectable name, are those of Ballinahalla, now of Beagh, Carrorea, Elmhill, Ffrenchgrove, Monivea, Portcarn, Rahasane and Tyrone in the County of Galway, Ballykeneave and Culliane in the County of Mayo, and Foxborough, Frenchpark, Port, Rocksavage and Snipehill, in the Gunty of Roscommon Arms. Ermine, a chevron, sable. Crest. A Dolphin, embowed, upon rocks, proper Motto. One heart, one mind. "

 

 

Child of Martin French and Unknown is:

4002 i. James French, born 1650 in Galway, Ireland; died Bet. Mar 04 - 18, 1732/33 in St Mary's Co., MD; married Elizabeth Meekin.

 

8006. William Meekin, born 1660 in AA Co, MD; died Abt. 1695. He married 8007. Margaret Beard 1683 in SMC, MD.

8007. Margaret Beard, born Bet. 1630 - 1650. She was the daughter of 16014. Robert Beard and 16015. Alice Unknown.

More About Margaret Beard:

Immigration: Bef. 1681, Transported to MD with parents and brother.

Child of William Meekin and Margaret Beard is:

4003 i. Elizabeth Meekin, born Bet. 1645 - 1652; married James French.

 

8032. Augustine Spalding, died 1626. He was the son of 16064. Thomas Spalding and 16065. Unknown. He married 8033. Unknown.

8033. Unknown

Child of Augustine Spalding and Unknown is:

4016 i. John Spalding, born Bet. 1580 - 1625; died 1659; married Unknown.

 

8056. Thomas Cole, born in Middlesex, England; died Bef. 1662. He married 8057. Jane Hanckes.

8057. Jane Hanckes, died Aft. 1663 in Middlesex, England.

Child of Thomas Cole and Jane Hanckes is:

4028 i. Robert Cole, born Abt. 1627 in Middlesex Co, England; died Abt. 1662 in St. Clement's Bay, SMC, MD; married Rebecca Unknown Bef. 1652.

 

Generation No. 14

13056. Tristram Bolling, born Abt. 1530 in of Chellow, England; died 1561 in Chellow, England. He was the son of 26112. Edward Bolling. He married 13057. Ann Rookes.

13057. Ann Rookes

More About Tristram Bolling:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Ann Rookes:

Record Change: Jun 12, 2002

Child of Tristram Bolling and Ann Rookes is:

6528 i. Edward Bolling, born Abt. 1560 in of Chellow, England; died Sep 12, 1592 in Chellow, England; married Magdaline Greene.

 

13072. Eustacius Rolfe, born 1516; died 1593. He was the son of 26144. Robert Rolfe. He married 13073. Joannah Jenner May 17, 1560 in Norfolk, England .

13073. Joannah Jenner

More About Eustacius Rolfe:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

More About Joannah Jenner:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

Child of Eustacius Rolfe and Joannah Jenner is:

6536 i. John Rolfe, born 1562; died 1594; married Dorthea Mason Sep 24, 1582 in Norfolk, England .

 

15616. Thomas Lewis, born 1534 in Van, Montgomery, Wales; died Nov 02, 1593 in Cardiff, Glam. He was the son of 31232. Edward Lewis and 31233. Ann Morgan. He married 15617. Margaret Gamage 1560 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

15617. Margaret Gamage, born 1536 in Van, Montgomery, Wales. She was the daughter of 31234. Robert Gamage and 31235. Joan Campernon.

Children of Thomas Lewis and Margaret Gamage are:

7808 i. George Lewis, born 1560 in Llysalybont, Glamorganshire, Wales; died 1593 in England; married Catherine Matthew.

ii. Edward Lewis, born 1560 in Machen, Monmouth, Wales; died Jan 09, 1627/28 in England.

More About Edward Lewis:

Burial: Bedwas Church, Monmouth, England

iii. Edmund Lewis, born 1564 in Van, Montgomery, Wales; died 1628.

More About Edmund Lewis:

Burial: Bedwas Church, Monmouth, England

iv. Anne Lewis, born 1566 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

v. Jane Lewis, born 1570 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

vi. Florence Lewis, born 1572 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

vii. John Lewis, born 1574 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

 

15618. Miles Matthew He married 15619. Catherine Matthew.

15619. Catherine Matthew

Child of Miles Matthew and Catherine Matthew is:

7809 i. Catherine Matthew, married George Lewis.

 

15628. Symon Willard, born Abt. 1584 in Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Feb 26, 1583/84 in Goudhurst, Kent, England. He was the son of 31256. Richard Willard. He married 15629. Elizabeth Rode Abt. 1560 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

15629. Elizabeth Rode, born Abt. 1532 in Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Apr 12, 1587 in Horsmond, Kent, England.

More About Symon Willard:

Will: Feb 26, 1583/84, surname is spelled WILLARDE

Children of Symon Willard and Elizabeth Rode are:

7814 i. Richard Willard, born Mar 10, 1580/81 in Horsemonden, Kent, England; died Feb 18, 1615/16 in Horsemonden, Kent, England; married (1) Catherine ? WFT Est. 1589-1613; married (2) Margery Humphrey Abt. 1597 in Horsmonden, Kent, England; married (3) Joane Morebread ? Jan 17, 1608/09 in Horsmonden, Kent, ENG.

ii. Thomas Willard

iii. Thomasine Willard

iv. Female Willard

 

15630. Raynold Humphrie

Child of Raynold Humphrie is:

7815 i. Margery Humphrey, born WFT Est. 1559-1583; died WFT Est. 1607-1672; married Richard Willard Abt. 1597 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

 

15980. Sir John Gerard, born in of Newhall in Ashton in markerfiled, Lancashire, England. He married 15981. Frances Molineaux.

15981. Frances Molineaux

Child of John Gerard and Frances Molineaux is:

7990 i. Dr. Thomas Gerard, born Dec 10, 1608 in Ashton, Makerfield, Lancashire, England; died 1673 in Westmoreland Co, VA; married Susannah Snow Bef. Sep 21, 1629 in England.

 

15982. John 'Justinian' Snow, born in of Brookehouse, Chedulton, Stafford, England. He married 15983. Judith 'Eydreth' Hill Abt. 1605 in Staffordshire, England.

15983. Judith 'Eydreth' Hill

More About John 'Justinian' Snow:

Fact: "Founder of Maryland"

Child of John Snow and Judith Hill is:

7991 i. Susannah Snow, born Abt. 1610 in Staffordshire, England ?; died Abt. 1665 in SMC, MD; married Dr. Thomas Gerard Bef. Sep 21, 1629 in England.

 

16014. Robert Beard, born Abt. 1630. He married 16015. Alice Unknown.

16015. Alice Unknown

Notes for Robert Beard:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Gloucestershire: - Inquisitions Post Mortem, Court of chancery in the reign of Charles I

Delivered into Court 26th October, 9 Charles I.

Delivered into Court 26th October, 9 Charles I.

Robert Plomer.

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Inquisition taken at the Castle of Gloucester, 09 Aug [1634] , 10 Charles 1st before Leonard Chamberlayne, esq., escheator, after the death of Robert Plomer, by the oath of John Clissold (probably Cissell?), Thomas Greeninge, Thomas Humfryes, John Twyninge, Thomas Watkins, Henry Nicholson, Edward Cowles, Rowland Davis, Thomas Windowe, John Watkins, Anthony Nicholson, Thomas Brothers, Robert Beard, Richard Shottford, and Thomas Smyth, who say that ??[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Gloucestershire: - Inquisitions Post Mortem, Court of chancery in the reign of Charles I

Delivered into Court 26th October, 9 Charles I.

Delivered into Court 26th October, 9 Charles I.

Robert Plomer.

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Inquisition taken at the Castle of Gloucester, 09 Aug [1634] , 10 Charles 1st before Leonard Chamberlayne, esq., escheator, after the death of Robert Plomer, by the oath of John Clissold (probably Cissell?), Thomas Greeninge, Thomas Humfryes, John Twyninge, Thomas Watkins, Henry Nicholson, Edward Cowles, Rowland Davis, Thomas Windowe, John Watkins, Anthony Nicholson, Thomas Brothers, Robert Beard, Richard Shottford, and Thomas Smyth, who say that ??

More About Robert Beard:

Immigration: Bef. 1681, transported to MD with wife and children

Land: Beard's Choice, SMC, MD

Child of Robert Beard and Alice Unknown is:

8007 i. Margaret Beard, born Bet. 1630 - 1650; married William Meekin 1683 in SMC, MD.

 

16064. Thomas Spalding, died 1573. He married 16065. Unknown.

16065. Unknown

Child of Thomas Spalding and Unknown is:

8032 i. Augustine Spalding, died 1626; married Unknown.

 

Generation No. 15

26112. Edward Bolling, died 1543. He was the son of 52224. Tristam Bolling and 52225. Beatrice Caverly.

More About Edward Bolling:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Edward Bolling is:

13056 i. Tristram Bolling, born Abt. 1530 in of Chellow, England; died 1561 in Chellow, England; married Ann Rookes.

 

26144. Robert Rolfe, born Abt. 1480.

Notes for Robert Rolfe:

[Boling.FTW]

Mentioned in Herald's Visitations in 1534 - supposedly only one known son.

More About Robert Rolfe:

Record Change: Jun 11, 2002

Child of Robert Rolfe is:

13072 i. Eustacius Rolfe, born 1516; died 1593; married Joannah Jenner May 17, 1560 in Norfolk, England .

 

31232. Edward Lewis, born 1508 in Pen-Coed, Llanfarthin, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was the son of 62464. Lewis Ap Richard Gwyn and 62465. Gwladus Verch Euean. He married 31233. Ann Morgan.

31233. Ann Morgan She was the daughter of 62466. William Morgan and 62467. Florence Brydges.

Notes for Edward Lewis:

[Master Tree.FTW]

Edward Lewis was the first in his line to use the surname of Lewis. Previous generations used the ap or ab in their names that referred to as "son of". His father was known as Lewis ap Richard. The Welsh also used the term "verch" which referred to "daugher of".

Edward Lewis was already a wealthy man when in 1529, he brought his family to the Van, a hamlet in the Monmouthshire parish of Bedwas, situated in Glamorgan, Wales. He built the Manor House here, referred to as the Van. It was added to in later years by his son Thomas, who was permitted to use some of the material from the dilapidated Caerphilly Castle which he did not own.

Edward was also the first in his family to use the title "of Van", sometimes spelled "Vann".

The ancestors of Edward were, for many generations, great Lords in East Glamorgan decending from Gwaethfoed, Prince of Cardigan. Although references to time periods in Welsh genealogy are vague, it was know that Gwaethvoed died near the end of the fifth century.

The following pedigree is based on information retrieved from the book, "Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan", written by George T. Clark and published in London by Wyman & Sons in 1886.

 

[My Entire Tree2.FTW]

Edward Lewis was the first in his line to use the surname of Lewis. Previous generations used the ap or ab in their names that referred to as "son of". His father was known as Lewis ap Richard. The Welsh also used the term "verch" which referred to "daugher of".

Edward Lewis was already a wealthy man when in 1529, he brought his family to the Van, a hamlet in the Monmouthshire parish of Bedwas, situated in Glamorgan, Wales. He built the Manor House here, referred to as the Van. It was added to in later years by his son Thomas, who was permitted to use some of the material from the dilapidated Caerphilly Castle which he did not own.

Edward was also the first in his family to use the title "of Van", sometimes spelled "Vann".

The ancestors of Edward were, for many generations, great Lords in East Glamorgan decending from Gwaethfoed, Prince of Cardigan. Although references to time periods in Welsh genealogy are vague, it was know that Gwaethvoed died near the end of the fifth century.

The following pedigree is based on information retrieved from the book, "Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan", written by George T. Clark and published in London by Wyman & Sons in 1886.

 

 

Child of Edward Lewis and Ann Morgan is:

15616 i. Thomas Lewis, born 1534 in Van, Montgomery, Wales; died Nov 02, 1593 in Cardiff, Glam; married Margaret Gamage 1560 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

 

31234. Robert Gamage He was the son of 62468. Thomas Gamage and 62469. Margaret Saint John. He married 31235. Joan Campernon.

31235. Joan Campernon, born 1514 in Dartington, Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of 62470. Philip Champernon and 62471. Catherine Carew.

Child of Robert Gamage and Joan Campernon is:

15617 i. Margaret Gamage, born 1536 in Van, Montgomery, Wales; married Thomas Lewis 1560 in Van, Montgomery, Wales.

 

31256. Richard Willard He was the son of 62512. William Willard and 62513. Joan.

Child of Richard Willard is:

15628 i. Symon Willard, born Abt. 1584 in Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Feb 26, 1583/84 in Goudhurst, Kent, England; married Elizabeth Rode Abt. 1560 in Horsmonden, Kent, England.

 

Generation No. 16

52224. Tristam Bolling, born 1438; died 1502. He was the son of 104448. Robert Bollyng and 104449. Elizabeth Thoritton. He married 52225. Beatrice Caverly.

52225. Beatrice Caverly She was the daughter of 104450. Walter Caverly.

Notes for Tristam Bolling:

[Boling.FTW]

Tristam Bollyng was also in the "War of the Roses". He deeded Bolling Hall to his daughter Ro samund and deeded Chellows to his son Edward. "Bowling Hall" was owned 172 years at Bradford , England.

More About Tristam Bolling:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Beatrice Caverly:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Tristam Bolling and Beatrice Caverly is:

26112 i. Edward Bolling, died 1543.

 

62464. Lewis Ap Richard Gwyn He was the son of 124928. Richard Gwyn Ap Llewellyn and 124929. Crisly Verch Jevan Ap Treharne. He married 62465. Gwladus Verch Euean.

62465. Gwladus Verch Euean

Child of Lewis Gwyn and Gwladus Euean is:

31232 i. Edward Lewis, born 1508 in Pen-Coed, Llanfarthin, Monmouthshire, Wales; married Ann Morgan.

 

62466. William Morgan He married 62467. Florence Brydges.

62467. Florence Brydges

Child of William Morgan and Florence Brydges is:

31233 i. Ann Morgan, married Edward Lewis.

 

62468. Thomas Gamage He married 62469. Margaret Saint John.

62469. Margaret Saint John

Child of Thomas Gamage and Margaret Saint John is:

31234 i. Robert Gamage, married Joan Campernon.

 

62470. Philip Champernon, born in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Aug 02, 1545 in Modbury, Devonshire, England. He was the son of 124940. John Campernon and 124941. Margaret Courtenay. He married 62471. Catherine Carew.

62471. Catherine Carew She was the daughter of 124942. Edmund Carew and 124943. Catherine Huddelsfield.

Child of Philip Champernon and Catherine Carew is:

31235 i. Joan Campernon, born 1514 in Dartington, Devonshire, England; married Robert Gamage.

 

62512. William Willard, born Bet. 1470 - 1474 in Brenchley, Kent, England; died Dec 05, 1559 in Brenchley, Kent, England. He married 62513. Joan.

62513. Joan

Children of William Willard and Joan are:

31256 i. Richard Willard.

ii. Symon Willard

iii. Thomas Willard

 

Generation No. 17

104448. Robert Bollyng, died Abt. 1487. He was the son of 208896. Robert Bollyng and 208897. Margaret Thornore. He married 104449. Elizabeth Thoritton.

104449. Elizabeth Thoritton She was the daughter of 208898. William Thoritton.

Notes for Robert Bollyng:

[Boling.FTW]

Robert was in the "War of the Roses" on the side of the Lancaster. Owned manors of Thorton, A llerton, and Denholme. The "War" was from 1455 - 1485.

More About Robert Bollyng:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Elizabeth Thoritton:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Robert Bollyng and Elizabeth Thoritton is:

52224 i. Tristam Bolling, born 1438; died 1502; married Beatrice Caverly.

 

104450. Walter Caverly

More About Walter Caverly:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Walter Caverly is:

52225 i. Beatrice Caverly, married Tristam Bolling.

 

124928. Richard Gwyn Ap Llewellyn He was the son of 249856. Llewellyn Arwyl Ap Rhys and 249857. Joan Verch Griffith Ap Howel Gam. He married 124929. Crisly Verch Jevan Ap Treharne.

124929. Crisly Verch Jevan Ap Treharne

Child of Richard Llewellyn and Crisly Treharne is:

62464 i. Lewis Ap Richard Gwyn, married Gwladus Verch Euean.

 

124940. John Campernon, born Abt. 1458 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Apr 03, 1503 in Ashton, Devonshire, England. He was the son of 249880. William Campernon and 249881. Elizabeth Chiderleigh. He married 124941. Margaret Courtenay.

124941. Margaret Courtenay She was the daughter of 249882. Phillip Courtenay and 249883. Elizabeth Hyndeston.

Child of John Campernon and Margaret Courtenay is:

62470 i. Philip Champernon, born in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Aug 02, 1545 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; married Catherine Carew.

 

124942. Edmund Carew He married 124943. Catherine Huddelsfield.

124943. Catherine Huddelsfield

Child of Edmund Carew and Catherine Huddelsfield is:

62471 i. Catherine Carew, married Philip Champernon.

 

Generation No. 18

208896. Robert Bollyng, born Abt. 1370; died Abt. 1423. He was the son of 417792. John de Bollyng. He married 208897. Margaret Thornore.

208897. Margaret Thornore She was the daughter of 417794. Thomas Thornore.

More About Robert Bollyng:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

More About Margaret Thornore:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Robert Bollyng and Margaret Thornore is:

104448 i. Robert Bollyng, died Abt. 1487; married Elizabeth Thoritton.

 

208898. William Thoritton

More About William Thoritton:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of William Thoritton is:

104449 i. Elizabeth Thoritton, married Robert Bollyng.

 

249856. Llewellyn Arwyl Ap Rhys He married 249857. Joan Verch Griffith Ap Howel Gam.

249857. Joan Verch Griffith Ap Howel Gam

Child of Llewellyn Rhys and Joan Gam is:

124928 i. Richard Gwyn Ap Llewellyn, married Crisly Verch Jevan Ap Treharne.

 

249880. William Campernon, born 1442 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Oct 07, 1464. He was the son of 499760. Hugh Campernon and 499761. Alice Bois. He married 249881. Elizabeth Chiderleigh.

249881. Elizabeth Chiderleigh She was the daughter of 499762. John Chiderleigh and 499763. Alis Moore.

Child of William Campernon and Elizabeth Chiderleigh is:

124940 i. John Campernon, born Abt. 1458 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Apr 03, 1503 in Ashton, Devonshire, England; married Margaret Courtenay.

 

249882. Phillip Courtenay He married 249883. Elizabeth Hyndeston.

249883. Elizabeth Hyndeston

Child of Phillip Courtenay and Elizabeth Hyndeston is:

124941 i. Margaret Courtenay, married John Campernon.

 

Generation No. 19

417792. John de Bollyng, born Abt. 1340; died 1408. He was the son of 835584. Robert de Bollyng and 835585. Elizabeth de Thornton.

Notes for John de Bollyng:

[Boling.FTW]

http://www.oblevins.com/Blevins/D0005/G0000557.html#I10087

More About John de Bollyng:

Record Change: Jun 12, 2002

Child of John de Bollyng is:

208896 i. Robert Bollyng, born Abt. 1370; died Abt. 1423; married Margaret Thornore.

 

417794. Thomas Thornore

More About Thomas Thornore:

Record Change: Jun 13, 2002

Child of Thomas Thornore is:

208897 i. Margaret Thornore, married Robert Bollyng.

 

499760. Hugh Campernon, born Abt. 1416 in Modbury, Devonshire, England. He was the son of 999520. Richard Campernon and 999521. Isabell Bonville. He married 499761. Alice Bois.

499761. Alice Bois She was the daughter of 999522. John Bois.

Child of Hugh Campernon and Alice Bois is:

249880 i. William Campernon, born 1442 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died Oct 07, 1464; married Elizabeth Chiderleigh.

 

499762. John Chiderleigh He married 499763. Alis Moore.

499763. Alis Moore

Child of John Chiderleigh and Alis Moore is:

249881 i. Elizabeth Chiderleigh, married William Campernon.

 

Generation No. 20

835584. Robert de Bollyng, born Abt. 1310; died 1370. He was the son of John de Bollyng. He married 835585. Elizabeth de Thornton 1337.

835585. Elizabeth de Thornton

More About Robert de Bollyng:

Record Change: Jun 12, 2002

More About Elizabeth de Thornton:

Record Change: Jun 12, 2002

Child of Robert Bollyng and Elizabeth de Thornton is:

417792 i. John de Bollyng, born Abt. 1340; died 1408.

 

999520. Richard Campernon, born Abt. 1392 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; died 1418. He was the son of Richard Campernon and Katherine Daubeney. He married 999521. Isabell Bonville.

999521. Isabell Bonville She was the daughter of John Bonville and Elizabeth Fitzroger.

Child of Richard Campernon and Isabell Bonville is:

499760 i. Hugh Campernon, born Abt. 1416 in Modbury, Devonshire, England; married Alice Bois.

 

999522. John Bois

Child of John Bois is:

499761 i. Alice Bois, married Hugh Campernon.

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