Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Posey

Male 1685 - 1759  (73 years)


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  • Name John Posey 
    Born 30 Jul 1685  Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1759  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002940  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father John Posey,   b. Abt 1649, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Jul 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Susannah MNU Posey,   b. 1653, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1717, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1668  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Shuttleworth,   b. Bef 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Dec 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years) 
    Married Bef 30 May 1706  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Posey,   b. 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
     2. Richard Posey,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1734, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     3. Mary Posey,   b. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. John Posey,   b. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1780 and 1781, Abbeville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Lydia Posey,   b. 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thomas Shuttleworth Posey,   b. 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1800, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Humphrey Posey,   b. 1718, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1784, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Edward Posey,   b. 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1777, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. Rhodum Posey,   b. 2 Apr 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     10. Walter Posey,   b. 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1777, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     11. Winifred Posey,   b. 1728, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Maddox,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Bef 27 Dec 1744  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Posey, John, s/o John Posey and Susanna Posey of head of the Wicomico River, b. 30 Jul 1685
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      POSEY, JOHN, SENR., Charles County, 6 Jan 1759; 17 Feb 1759
      To son Humphrey Posey, use of all that; tract called "Hopewell" In Charles Co. and after his death to my son Edward Posey and after his decease to my son Rhoda [sic] Posey and after his decease to son Walter Posey and after to dau. Mary and after her decease to dau. Vinefutt (Winifred)Posey.
      To son Thomas Posey, wearing apparel.
      To dau. Lydia Stewart. 1 sh.
      To wife Elizabeth Posey use of all my personal estate then to be divided amongst my five youngest children.
      To dau. Francis Madox 1 sh.
      To son John Posey, 1 sh.
      Wife, extx
      Wit: Francis Dunnington, John Elgin, John Posey, junior, 30.641
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      John Posey 67.511 CH 112.11.1 Oct 15 1759
      Appraisers: John Elgin, Francis Dunnington
      Creditors: Bay Smallwood.
      Next of kin: John Posey, Thomas Posey.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Posey.
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      On 10 Mar. 1690, a balance from the estate of 8893 lbs. tob. was divided between the widow Susanna (1/3=2964 lbs.) and 5929 lbs. between Susanna, wife of Edward PHILPOTT, Elizabeth POSEY, Mary POSEY, Jane POSEY, Humphrey POSEY, and John POSEY for their "part and proportion of the remaining part of the sd: Estate." (Q1:24-26)

      Note that Humphrey and John were included in the distribution. The court record shows the that this distribution was to be divided among "the rest of his children," and did not include "two of his sons." The statement about "give unto two of his sons" (not "his two sons") also implies there were more than two sons. It is believed one of these would be Benjamin. The other probably died unmarried, and his share would have descended to his eldest brother Benjamin.

      For John's three daughters that were unmarried when he died, the following is known. In 1720, John POSEY appealed to the court for better care of 3 orphan relatives Cornish, former wards of John GRAY. Richard, John, and Elizabeth CORNISH were bound to Richard PRICE, William STONE, and Thomas ALLANSON, respectively. (Charles Co. Court and Deeds K2:71) These would be children of Edward CORNISH and wife Jane. Edward was deceased by 20 June 1713 when Jane was administratrix. Her sureties were Humphrey POSEY, and Thomas AUSTEEN. (MD Test. Proc. 23:66, FHL 12935) That the 1720 record called the orphans relatives of John POSEY, and Jane CORNISH chose Humphrey POSEY (who would be her brother) and Thomas AUSTIN (who would be her step-father) as her sureties, the circumstantial evidence is strong that Jane, daughter of John POSEY, and Jane, wife of Edward CORNISH are identical.

      John POSEY b. 30 July 1685; m.1. Lydia (SHUTTLEWORTH) widow of Richard ROBINS; m.2. Elizabeth MADDOX; d. between 6 Jan. and 17 Feb. 1759 Charles County, Maryland

      Death: 15 OCT 1759 in Charles County, Maryland
      Note: He acquired "Hopewell" 1730 and "Ardington Hall" (His will, Charles County, Bk. 30, pt. 2, page, 641, Prob. January 6, 1759).

      Richard Robins 26.45 A CH 59.6.4 13.18.6 May 30 1706
      Payments to: Richard Harrison, Francis Harrison, John Booker,. Dr. William Loch, George Elgen, John Bannister, Thomas Osburn, Thomas Dent.
      Executrix: Lydia Posey (relict), now wife of John Posey.
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      Susannah Austin 39C.130 I 19.17.6 Oct 3 1717
      Appraisers: Thomas Osburne, James Martin,
      Creditors & Next of kin: John Posey.
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      Susannah Alliton 39C.131 A CH 19.17.6 l8.6.8 Mar 1 1717
      Payments to: John Poley, (Posey)
      Administrator: Humphrey Poley. (Posey)
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      Richard Possey 13.142 A CH 39.5.8 45.12.10 Jun 4 1735
      Sureties: John Posey, Francis Dunnington, Jr.
      Payments to: Susanna Fox.
      Distribution to: accountant (1/3). Residue to: 4 children (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Anne Posey.
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      Richard Posey 18.481 CH 39.5,3 Aug 7 1734
      Appraisers: John Barker, Richard Woodward,
      Next of kin: John Posey, John Posey, Jr.
      Administratrix: Anne Posey.
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      William Serjeant 39c.129 I CH 3.13.2 Mar 3 1717
      Appraisers: John Possie, George Geddes.
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      DENT, WILLIAM, Charles co. 23 Oct 1756; 21 Feb 1757
      To son Warren Dent.
      To wife Anne Dent use of tract I now live on.
      To son George Dent,
      Daus. unnamed,
      To son George Dent,, tract In Stafford County, Virginia,, 200 a.; also right to lands In Virginia formerly belonging to my brother Thomas and now In the possession of Mrs Cox who married the aforesaid Thomas Dent his widow.
      To son George Dent: a Specialty of John Murcketts, now the Colony Of Virginia for 50 pounds sterling money and also all the Interest due on said Specialty til It Is Paid, the said Specialty now In the hands of Mr. Allen McRea of Virginia.
      To son George Dent a Specialty of John Grahams of Virginia for 146 pounds, 8 shillings and 9 pence 3 farthIngs with Interest due til afsd Specialty now lodged In the hands of Allen McRea of Virginia.
      To grandchildren, William Jordan and Anne Jordan, a sum of tobacco In the hands of their father, John Jordan due me.
      To dau. Judith Chase 20 pounds.
      To children: warrant Dent, Mary Dent, Anne Dent, Rebecca Dent and Grace Dent.
      Wife Anne Dent to settle with Bayn Smallwood all. company accounts,
      Wife Ann, extx.
      Wit: John Posey, Junr, Thomas Overhall, Jno. Jordan, 30. 272
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber Q, Page 24
      COURT OF 10 MAR 1690
      13 Jan 1690; regarding admn. of estate of John Posey by the widow Susanna Posey, now Susanna Austin; inventory listed; distribution to Susanna Philpott, wife of Edward Philpott, Elizabeth Posey, Mary Posey, Jane Posey, Humphrey Posey and John Posey, children of the deceased
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      Charles County Circuit Court Land Records,
      23 Aug 1711; Recorded at request of John Woodyard, carpenter:
      28 Apr 1711; Indenture from John Posey, planter, and Lydia his wife, to John Woodyard, carpenter; for 450# tobacco; all rights in Southvielle; bounded by Hopewell and land of Edward Knight; laid out for 20 acres; /s/ John Posey (mark), Lydia Posey (mark); wit. James Moncetter (mark)[Moncaster], Richard Woodyard (mark); ack John Posey and Lidia his wife
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 227
      8 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of Elizabeth Noble:
      28 Mar 1719; William White and Mary his wife of Stafford County, Virginia, appoint Henry Brett, planter, as atty. to make over unto Elizabeth Noble, spinster, part of a tract called Green Chance; being 100 acres that Richard Wakelin left his dau. Mary Waklin; /s/ William White, Mary White (mark); wit. John Posey (mark), Francis Dunnington (mark); proved by witnesses
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 228
      8 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of Elizabeth Noble:
      28 Mar 1719; Indenture from William White of Stafford County, Virginia, and Mary his wife, to Elizabeth Noble; for 7 head of cattle and 8,000# tobacco; 100 acres of land, part of a tract called Green Chance, being the plantation where Richard Wakelin lived and left in his will to his dau. Mary Wakelin; /s/ William White, Mary White (mark); wit. John Posey (mark), Francis Dunnington (mark); 7 Apr Henry Brett ack. deed
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 421. At the request of John Posey of CC, the following deed was recorded Jun 18, 1728.
      May 9, 1728 from William Martin and Anne, his wife, and James Martin and Mary, his wife, of CC, planters, to John Posey of CC, for 5200 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land called Hopewell, lying in CC, bounded by the side of the great Beaver Dam about 3 miles from Zachariah Wade's, a branch of sd Dam, containing and laid out, according to the certificate and survey thereof, taken and returned to the Land Office Apr 1, 1680, for about 80 acres. Signed - Willm Martin, Anne (X her mark) Martin, James Martin, Mary (S her mark) Martin. Wit - Wm Stone*, John King*.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 204.
      At the request of John Posey of CC, the following deed was recorded this Apr 30, 1730.
      Dec 26, 1729 from James Muncaster of cc, planter, to John Posey of CC, for 600 lbs of tobacco and for divers other food causes, part of a parcel of land called Ardington Hall, lying In CC near the great beaver Dam about 4 miles of [from?] Zachariah Wade's, adjoining the land of George Atheas called Hopewell, bounded by William Nevils land called Hornfare, containing and laid out for about 125 acres. Signed - James Muncaster. Wit - Wm Stone*, Thos Stone*.
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      Charles County Court Records, November Court 1735 Court, Liber T#2, Page 94
      The Justices, pursuant to an Act of Assembly, do describe the following Main Roads: From Stones Mill to Geo: Elgins Run, and the Road that strikes out of that Road to Nanjemoy Church, Annapolis Road from Nanjemy Road to Thos: Mitchell's, from Nanjemy Church to Francis Gray's, Daniel McDaniel, Overseer. From Elgins Run the usual Road to the riverside by Simon Smith's, from Burd'ts Creek to the riverside by Mr. John King's, the old path that strikes out of Burdict Creek Road by Edward Shakelett's to Saml Hanson Jr's plantation at the riverside, John Posey, Overseer.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 536. At the request of John Posey, the following deed was recorded on Dec 13, 1751.
      Dec 4, 1751 from John Posey Sr and Elizabeth, his wife of CC, to John Posey Jr of CC, planter, for the love that they have for sd John Posey and for 2000 lbs tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Ardington Hall in CC, bounded by Francis Dunnington's part of sd tract, containing and now laid out for about 84 acres. Signed - John (+ his mark) Posey Sr, Elizabeth (+ her mark) Posey. Wit - Thos Stone, Rd Harrison.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 338-33: HORNE FAIR: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Posey, John: Surveyed 10 April 1673 for William Neville at a bound White Oak on the North side of a swamp that runs into the great beaverdam which is in the road from Nanjemoy to the river.: Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Benjamin Maddox & Francis his wife from John Posey and Lydia his wife; 26 May 1740,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 339-38: HOPEWELL: 80 acres; Possession of - 80 Acres - Martin, James: Surveyed 17 April 1680 for George Athea on the side of the great beaverdam about 3 miles from Zachary Wades near a branch of said dam.: Conveyance notes - 80 Acres - John Posey from William Martin & Ann; 9 Mary 1728,

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