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

Margaret Porter

Female Abt 1636 - Abt 1677  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Margaret Porter 
    Born Abt 1636  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1677  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003289  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father Thomas Porter,   b. Bef 1607 
    Family ID F02561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Pope,   b. 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1670/71, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1653  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Pope,   b. Abt 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1676, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. John Pope,   b. Bef 1654, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1684, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     3. Francis Pope,   b. Abt 1655, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1710, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     4. Richard Pope,   b. Abt 1657, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Pope,   b. Abt 1661, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1686, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F01180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 129
      William Robisson demands warrant against Richard Row; action of defamation; subpoena to warn Mr. Thomas Baker, Mr. Thomas Hussey, Richard Dodd and Mrs. Margaret Pope to testify in the cause for William Robisson
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 9 Jul 1662, Page 228, 229, 230
      Mr. Thomas Baker, Plt.; George Thompson, gent., Def.; case of defamation regarding Mr. Thompson's statement in previous case; Edmond Linsey swore that in 1655 Little Browne, the undersheriff of Virginia, said he saw Thomas Baker and Empson bring in a hog; Browne landed first at Jenkins' Plantation where Mr. Chandler then lived; Baker reputed by almost all his neighbors to be a common hog stealer, Richard Row swore regarding William Empson taking of meat from a pot; [Ed: Some rather graphic and slanderous statements regarding the anatomy of some of the women in the community); mentions Pope's wife and Mrs. Hatch;

      William Robisson swore regarding he hog stealing, mentions William Empson, Thomas Baker, John Martin, Richard Row, Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Empson, Mr. Causeene; Queen's Field Plantation;
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      Lawrence Young was a resident of Charles County and he was one of the witnesses to the will of John Pope of Charles Co. on September 5, 1684.

      John Pope was the son of Francis Pope and Margaret Porter.

      Will of John Pope, Charles Co. 9/5/1684-10/18/1684.
      He devised 400 ac. "Rome" to Bathsheba and Mary Harris;
      350 ac. "Battin's Clift" to Joseph Cornell;
      and 250 ac. "Bryan's Clift" to Elizabeth Burford, his kinswoman (sister of Thomas Burford).
      To: Mary Peter, Edward Baxter, Chris. Shadwell, personal estate.
      Exec: Joseph Carville.
      Wit: Lawrence Young, Joseph
      Hallimon, William Wader, Edward Boteler. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).

      As you may recall, Joseph Carnell (aka Cornell) was the father of Margaret Carnall who married James Tyer, Jr. (and I don't think their family name was Tyler). [Linda Reno]
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber G, Page 72
      13 Nov 1677; Deed of Gift from Thomas Hussey and Johannah his wife, to Rachell Ashford, wife of Michael Ashford and natural daughter of Johannah; a parcel of land called Moore's Ditch lying on the west side of Zachia Swamp; containing 500 acres; /s/ Thomas Hussey, Johannah Hussey (mark); wit. Cleborne Lomax, Thomas Jenkins

      Deed from Charles County, Maryland, Nov. 13, 1677: Thomas Hussey, of Maryland, Gent. and Johannah his wife deeded to Rachell Ashford, natural daughter of Johannah and wife of Michael Ashford, of Charles County, Carpenter, for love and affections 'Moore's Ditch' in Charles County on the west side of Zachia Swamp adjoining the land of George Goodrick and Robert Goodrick. For want of issue after the death of Rachell Ashford then ye said Thomas Hussey & Johanah his wife do by these presents grant ye said land to Mary Hussey and Elizabeth Hussey their natural daughters equally and for want of such issue then ye said Thomas Hussey and Johanna his wife unto ye heirs of Her ye said Johannah sister Margaret wife of Francis Pope, of Charles County deceased.

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