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

Bridget Yowkins

Female - 1665


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  • Name Bridget Yowkins 
    Gender Female 
    Died Apr 1665  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003269  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Mother Katharine MNU Yowkins,   d. Aft 1666, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Heard,   b. Bef 1633,   d. 4 Jan 1664/65, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Heard,   b. Bef 1640, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1696, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
     2. Catherine Heard,   b. Abt 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F02402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Heard, Bridget, Potomac River, 4th Mch., 1664; 11th Apr., 1665.
      To son William, when of age, 1/2 estate, real and personal.
      To sister Mary Yowkins and to John Douglass, Jr., son of John Douglass of Pickiawoxen, 1/2 estate in equal parts.
      To mother Katharine Yowkins, personalty.
      Exs.: John Douglass, Sr., and Humphrey Warren of Wicomico River.
      Test: John Emerson, Walter Story. MCW 1. 224.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Apr. 11, 1665 - John Douglas was granted administration on estate of Bridget Heard relict of William Heard. Humphrey Waring (merchant) was nominated, but relinquished. Bond: John Douglas. Appraisers: Francis Pope, John Cage.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1E, pp. 103-105.

      Apr. 22, 1665 - Inventory of Bridget Heard. Will proved 4 May 1665. Appraisers: Francis Pope, John Cage.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1E, pp. 118-120
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      Heard, William, Potomac River, 4th Jan., 1664; 26th Jan., 1664.
      Wife Bridget, execx. and sole legatee.
      Test: Walter Story, Andrew Ward. MCW 1. 220.
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      Jan. 25, 1664/5 - Bridget Heard was granted administration on estate of her husband William Heard. Security: John Douglas.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1E, p. 85.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 9 Aug 1664, Page 349 - 250
      William Heard and his wife acknowledged in open court the following bill of sale: Indenture made 3 Apr 1660 between Thomas Baker, planter and William Empson, planter; a parcel of land lying on the Potomac River beginning near the mouth of Baker's Creek /s/ Thomas Baker (mark); wit. Richard Dod (mark), Thomas Lomax William Empson assigns his rights in above patent to William Heard 12 Feb 1660/1; /s/ William Empson (mark); wit. George Thompson, George Roberts Acknowledged by him and his wife in court 10 Feb 1660/1; /s/ George Thompson William and Brigit Heard assign rights in above to Thomas Baker dated 16 Jul 1664; /s/ William Heard (mark), Brigit Heard (mark); wit George English, John Emerson
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 8 November 1664, Page 383
      William and Brigit Heard assign their rights to Thomas Baker for a parcel of land between Mr. Baker and Francis Pope's land; payment acknowledged; patent to be delivered to Baker by 25 Dec; dated 16 Jul 1664; /s/ William Heard (mark), Brigit Heard (mark); wit. George Thompson, George English
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 15 Nov 1665, Page 500 - 502
      Mr. John Emerson, atty. of Mr. John Longe, Plt.; Mr. John Douglas, admn. of Brigit Heard, Def.; plaintiff swore to his account of 798# of tobacco and defendant confessed judgment; court ordered payment

      John Stone, physician, Plt.; Mr. John Douglas, admn. of Mrs. Brigit Heard, Def.; debt of 1770# of tobacco; 6 Oct 1665; /s/ John Stone, physician; defendant confessed judgment; court ordered payment

      Robert Long, by his atty. Mr. Samuell Cressey, Plt.; John Douglas, admn. to Brigit Heard, Def; plaintiff seeks 400# of tobacco for his wife taking care of Mrs. Heard during her illness; Jermima Long, wife of Robert Long, swore the above was true; 3 Nov 1665; before William Marshall (mark); certification of her oath; Walter Beane (mark);
      defendant confesses judgment; payment ordered
      === http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000053/html/am53--622.html
      Charles County Court Proceedings, 1662-1666. p521

      Mr Walter Story Produced an Acccoumpt of William Heards wife
      Brigit Heard for six hundered and ten pounds of tobacco whearupon
      the Administrator of the sayd Brigit Heard desired that the sayd
      Walter Story might might bee sworne to his Accoumpt which, was
      granted
      the Accoumpt is as followeth Brigit heard dr to Walter story viz
      Ponegoune 350
      P tobacco payd P yr order to James Smith 100
      P tobacco payd P yr order to walter Peacke 160 lb 610
      610

      Walter Story Sworne and Examined in open Court Sayeth that
      the Estate of Brigit Heard Stand Justly indebted unto him P ac-
      coumpt the sume of six hundered and ten pounds of tobaco and
      further sayeth not for which the sd Duglas Confeseth a Judgment as the Administrator of the sayd Brigit Heard for six hundered and ten pounds of tobacco It is thearfor ordered that John Duglas as Administrator of Brigit heard shall pay unto Mr Walter Story the sume of six hundered and ten pounds of tobacco
      Mr Benjamin Rosier in the behalf of Mr Wm Burton and Company
      of Rotardam Marchants Produced this ensuing bill of Wm Heards
      and Craveth an order of Court thearupon against John Duglas the
      Administrator of Wm Heards wife Brigit Heard

      This bill bindeth mee william Heard of Charleses County in the
      Prouince of Maryland Planter mee my heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes to pay or Cause to bee payd unto Mr Wm Burton
      [p. 5221 and Company Marchants in Roterdame or to their Assignes the full and iust quantitie of three hundered fifty and four pounds of good sound bright and Large Mariland leafe tobacco and Caske at or
      upon the tenth of October next ensuing the daet hearof at my now
      dwelling hows as witnes my hand this 24th of December Ao 1664
      Test Samuell Clarke the marke of
      John hillen William H Heard
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 Mar 1665/6, Page 524
      Marmeduke Snow did pass word for payment 28 Jan 1654; petitions the court for 647# of tobacco on behalf of Brigit Heard deceased to John Foxhall of St. Mary's County, merchant, for goods; petitioner was constrained by the Commissioners of St. Mary's Co. in Nov 1665; John Douglas as admn. confessed judgment; payment ordered from estate of Brigit Heard
      ===
      Charles County Land Records Liber L#2 Page 66.
      At the request of John Chunn Jr of CC, the following patent and assignment was recorded this Dec 20, 1722.
      Caecilius, Proprietary of Maryland. Know that we, for and in consideration that John Compton & Rob. Page of_Maryland, planters, have due them 500 acres of land,_assigned sd Compton and Page, the assignee of Bridgett Heard, the relict of Wm Heard, and 300 acres more out of a -- for 350 acres the sd page as appears - record papers such conditions and terms as are expressed.in our..,Conditions of. Plantation of the Province of Maryland or our greater Seal dated at London Jul 2, 1649, with such alterations as is made by our Declaration dated Sep 25, 1658, remaining of record in Maryland, do hereby grant to sd John Compton and Robert Page, a parcel of land (called Brothwood, {BRATHWOOD} lying in St Mary's County in the woods, bounded by a bounded white oak of Edward Swann called Sagteston, {EAGLETON} containing and laid out for about 800 acres. Signed Sep 20, 1665- Charles Calvert.
      Know that we, John Compton and Robert Page of St Mary's County, for a valuable consideration to us in hand paid, we have sold to Walter Bayne, our right to the within mentioned land. Signed May 15, 1666 - John (1c his mark) Compton, Robert Page. Wit - Jonathan Marlow, Andrew Ward.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 369-51: BRATHWOOD: 800 acres; Possession of - 800 Acres - Bayne, Walter: Surveyed 12 June 1665 for John Compton & Robert Page in the woods at the boundary of the land called EAGLETON: Other Tracts Mentioned: EAGLETON; Conveyance notes - Possessed by Walter Bayne for his brother Ebsworth Bayne, 100 Acres- Samuel Love from Ebsworth Bayne; 28 Jan 1715; 100 Acres- Samuel Love from Ebsworth Bayne; 11 Nov 1718,Joseph Allen from Ebsworth Bayne; 22 Feb 1715, 469 Acres - John Chunn Jr. from Ebsworth Bayne; 23 May 1717; 480 Acres - John Chunn Jr. from Ebsworth Bayne; 16 Sep 1719, 800 Acres - John Chunn Jr. from William Compton; 8 March 1721, Joseph Allen Jr. from Joseph Allen Sr.; 6 Nov 1729; John Wilson from Joseph Allen; 30 May 1746, 12 Acres - Samuel Love from Joseph Allen; 8 March 1745
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 375-17: EAGLETON: 615 acres; Possession of - 615 Acres - Swann, Samuel: Surveyed 9 July 1669 for Edward Swann in the woods near Piles Fresh at a bound poplar near the head of a branch: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 80 Acres - Samuel Swann from Philip Briscoe; 19 June 1725,12 Acres - Samuel Love from Thomas Swann; 17 July 1732, 38 Acres - Samuel Love from Thomas Swann; 23 Aug 1746 {mm note: could be 57 & 38}, 95 Acres - John Urquhart from James Swann; 2 Aug 1750,

      ===
      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679
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      An Inquisition Indented and taken at Pickawaxen in Charles
      County this Sixteenth day of July in the fourth year of the Dominion
      of the R.t Hon.ble Charles absolute Lord and Prop.ry of the Provinces
      of maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c and in the year
      of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Seventy and nine before
      Henry Adams and Ignatius Caussen Gentl.n By virtue of a Com
      mission in the nature of a writt of mandamus to them directed and
      to this Inquisition annexed to Enquire after the Death of William
      Heard late of Charles County deceased by the Oaths of Henry
      Bonner, William Hinsey, John Harvey Thomas Gibson Robert
      Inglesby, William Ward, Thomas Craxstone Arthur Turner, Edmund Dennis, Thomas Wakefield, George Newman & Joseph Bullett Jurors upon their Oaths Says that the Sd Willm Heard dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the County of Charles upon the day of w.ch he dyed (viz) the fourth day of January one thousand Six hundred Sixty four of one thousand acres of Land Lying Scituate & being at the head of Portobacco Creek in the County of Charles County Comonly known and Called by the name of Beech neck though not Patented in the life time of the S.d William Heard, but by assignments of Severall warrants from Humphrey Warren late of this County deced to the Said William Heard in his life time doth appear to us to Remain upon Record in the Secretarys office of this Province for the Said one thousand acres of Land as by Patent Granted unto Coll. John Douglas late of this County deceased the Exr of Bridgett Heard the Relict of the Said William Heard for the use of the Legatees exprest in the will of the Said Bridgett, By the R.t Hon.ble the Lord Prop.ry of Maryland
      according to his Grant under the broad Seale of this Province bear
      ing date the two and twentieth day of September in the four and
      Thirtieth year of the Dominion of the Right Hon.ble Caecilius of
      happy memory and in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hun
      dred Sixty and five as by the Said Grant Recourse being thereunto
      had it doth & may more at Large appear To be holden of his Lord
      ship's manno.r of Zachiah in free and Common Soccage by ifealty
      only for all manner of Services Yeilding and paying therefore
      yearly at the two most usuall feasts in the year viz.t at the feast of
      the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary & at the feast of S.t
      Michael the Archangell by Even & Equall portions the Rent of
      Twenty Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold And we the Said Jurors
      Say that the Said one thousand acres of Land in all profits and
      issues thereof is worth five hundred pounds of Tobacco p annum
      and further we the Said Jurors Say that the sd one thousand acres
      (p. 243 fol. 297) of Land hath been Occupied and possessed by the Said John Douglas by virtue of the aforesaid Grant as Executor of Bridgett Heard for the use of the Legattees menconed in the will of the Bridgett Heard & that the Said John Douglas hath Received the profits & issues thereof untill about November last past, and hath paid his
      Lordships Rents for the Said one thousand acres of Land untill that
      time and Since, thence and now the Said one thousand acres of Land
      is in the possession of the Hon.ble Coll.o Benjamin Rozer, But by
      what means we the Jurors aforesaid are altogether Ignorant And
      further we the Said Jurors Say that John Douglas Jun.r the Son
      of the af.d John Douglas deceased is the Sole Surviveing Legatee
      of the S.d Bridgett Heard according to the best information we can
      gett, therefore we the Said Jurors do find that the Said John Douglas
      is the true and Lawfull heir to the Said one thousand acres of Land
      no other Legattee appearing to us to be Liveing and that the Said
      John Douglas is fifteen years of age, And We the Jurors afores.d
      (fol. 298) further Say that we find not William Heard afores.d possessed within his life any more Lands, In Testimony whereof as well the Commission.rs as the Jurors as aforesaid to these prsent Indentures have Set their hands and Seals the day and year first above Written
      William [sic] Adames (sealed)
      Ignatius Causeene sealed
      Henry Bonner sealed Thomas Craxton sealed
      Willm Hinsey sealed Arthur Turner sealed
      John Harvey sealed Edw.d Dennis sealed
      Thomas Gibson sealed Thos Wakefield sealed
      Robert Inglesby sealed George Newman sealed
      William Ward sealed Joseph Bullett sealed

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