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

John Neville

Male 1616 - 1665  (49 years)


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  • Name John Neville 
    Born 1616  Grove, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1664/65  Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009762  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Family Neville 
    Family ID F06360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bridget Thorsley,   b. Abt 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1649, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 1638  Leicestershire Or Lincolnshire County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Neville,   b. 1639, 'Cliffs' Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1674, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. James Neville,   b. 1 Dec 1640, 'Cliffs' Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Eleanor Neville,   b. 1642, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F06358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna (Joan) Porter,   b. 1627, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1684 and Nov 1690, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1650  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Neville,   b. 1652, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Rachel Neville,   b. 1658, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F06359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Nevill, John, Portobacco, Charles County, 15th Jan., 1664; 4th Feb., 1664.
      To wife Johanna, property, real and personal, formerly bestowed by deed of gift.
      To son William, plantation.
      To dau. Ellen Lambert, son John Lambert, grandson John Lambert, personalty.
      Test: Henry Bailye, Andrew Bashar. MCW 1. 222.

      Editors: One Joan Porter was transported to Maryland in 1651 by Thomas Daynes and married to John Nevill by Jan 1652 (Patents AB&H:241, Gibb) See also The Ark and the Dove

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Feb. 4, 1664/5 - John Lambert & William Price appeared on behalf of William Nevill administrator of John Nevill & were granted administration on said estate. Security: Thomas Payne. Appraisers: Fran. Pope, Robert Troope. Tho. Mathews or Henry Adams to administer oath.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1E, pp. 87-8.

      Mar. 24, 1664/5 - Inventory of Mr. Nevill.
      Appraisers: Mr. Francis Pope, Capt. Robert Troope.
      Amount: 24210 lbs. tobacco.
      Date: 28 June 1665.
      Additional inventory.
      Total amount: 51153 lbs. tobacco.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1E, pp. 154-156.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nevill, John, and wives Bridget Thorsbey and Joan/Johanna Porter - John Nevill m. 1st Bridget Thorsbey who d. by 1651, and m. 2nd Joan/Johanna Porter.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, p. 241, and Liber 4, pp. 13 and 186.

      John Nevill d. testate Feb. 4, 1664/5 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 30.

      After John died, his widow Joan m. Thomas Hussey by whom she had 2 daughters, Mary and Elizabeth Hussey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, p. 61.

      Joan died between July 1684 and Nov. 1690 in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber L, p. 175, and Liber R, p. 103.

      By 1st wife Bridget, John had 2 children: Eleanor and William Nevill.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 30.

      By 2nd wife Joan, John had a dau. Rachel Nevill.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber G, p. 72.

      For dau. Eleanor Nevill, see below. Son William Nevill is found in Charles Co. until 1674.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 1, p. 151, and (2) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 60, p. 583.

      There is then a gap of 8 years until he is found again in Charles Co. in 1682.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber K, p. 273.

      There is then a gap of 15 years until the name William Nevill is found again in Charles Co. in 1697. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber V, pp. 210 and 243.

      It is not clear if this is our William Nevill or a different man. A William and Thomas Nevill are found in Charles Co. in 1700.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Y, p. 123, and (2) Newman, Harry W., “The Flowering of the Maryland Palatinate,“ p. 314.

      If this is our William, is Thomas his son? Our William Nevill was m. to a woman named Joane in Aug. 1666 but when he deeds land in Charles Co. in Sep. 1682, no wife waives dower or acknowledges the deed.
      Sources: (1) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 60, pp. 69-72, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber K, p. 273.

      The William Nevill found in Charles Co. in 1697 is reported to have been living with a woman named Joan Browike [sic; Bissick/Biswicke?], but had broken with her and m. Sarah Noble of Salem, Mass. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md., Court Records, Liber V, pp. 210 and 243, and (2) Newman, Harry W., “The Flowering of the Maryland Palatinate,” pp. 313-14.

      There are no Charles Co. records of William or other Nevills after 1700 and, regardless of whether the 1697-1700 Charles Co. William Nevill is our William Nevill, there is no indication that he died in Charles Co. or left descendants there. Dau. Rachel Nevill m. Michael Ashford.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber G, p. 72.

      Michael Ashford (sometimes called Ashforth) and family are found in Charles Co. to 1699, thereafter in Stafford Co., Virginia.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber F No. 2, p. 61, and Liber L No. 2, p. 264, (2) Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber F, p. 95, and (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 14, p. 127, Liber 18, p. 54, and Liber 19 ˝ A, p. 13.

      Rachel, however, may have died before Michael removed to Va. because the last record found for her is in Charles Co. in Feb. 1693/4 and she has not been found later in Va.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber S, p. 239.

      Even if Rachel d. in Charles Co., there is no evidence that she left descendants there.
      Eleanor Nevill - m. John Lambert.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 30. Eleanor d. by 1676 in Charles Co. and John Lambert m. 2nd Sarah Barker.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber F, p. 182.

      John Lambert d. between June 1714 and Nov. 1717 (no estate records for him) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber F No. 2, p. 40, and Liber H No. 2, p. 131.
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      It is clear from the land records of Maryland that John Neville was a planter residing at the Clifts on the west side of he Patuxent river, in St. Mary's county, now Calvert, posessed of some means for at least four years as a single man, and about fourteen years before he made any demand upon the Lord Manor for lands due him under the law for transporting himself in 1635, and his wife Bridget in 1639, into the province of Maryland.

      In 1639 he transported his first wife, Bridget Throsley, an English woman as appears from his affidavit dated November 8, 1639, in which he states he transported his said wife, Bridget of some twenty years previous. (See liber 4, folio 186 warrent land office, Annapolis, Maryland. In 1649, according to the law of the colony, John Neville recorded his stock mark (Right ear slit, left, Under-Kovled) from this we understand his herd was pasturing on the public lands as well as his own.

      In 1649 John Neville demanded 200 acres of land for transporting himself and wife Bridget into the colony. (See liber A, D, and H, folio 27.)

      In 1651 he demanded 400 acres of land which had been assigned to him by George Ackrick, and one hundred acres for transporting Johanna Porter, his now wife, and on August 1, 1651, "A warrant was issued to lay out for John Neville Five Hundred acres upon Wiccokomico river (now Wicomico) in Charles county, joining the lands of Thomas Mitchell then to the southward of the Patuxent river not formerly taken up & etc." (See Liber A, B and H, folio 241, land office, of Maryland).

      By his third wife there was born a son, William. In 1651 John Neville purchased five hundred acres of land in Charles county called "MOORES DITCH" from Henry Moore and Elizabeth his wife. (See liber B, folio 89 which lands he deeded to his wife Johanna. Liber F, folio 23, Charles County record, land office of Maryland). In 1663, July 15/16, John Neville by deed from Robert Taylor for 300 acres of land in Charles county. (See liber B, No. 1, folio 84) and on Feb. 24, 1664, 400 acres by deed from Francis Armstrong, in Charles county (See liber B, No. 1, folio 92).

      May 5, 1662, John Neville instituted a suit by attachment against Duncan Bohannan for debt. (Chancery record for Charles county 1662), and in 1664 this suit was continued by counsel on accout of the death of the Plaintiff. John Neville died June 1664, as July of this year his will bearing date Jan. 7, 1664 was proven, in which are mentioned his wife Johanna and their son William, and his daughter Ellen Lambert, now wife of John of Charles county, and appoints his son William and his son-in-law John Lambert executors. He doubtless had provided for his elder children by deeds of gift or otherwise; hance no mention of their names in the will, this being a practicee quite common in colonial times where there were more than one set of child (See will recorded in liber 1, No. E, folio 87) Letters testamentary, Provincial wills office, Annapolis, Maryland., (but not one of the regular Provincial will books.) By order of the court John Neville, Jr., was appointed as one of the appraisers of the estate of his father. (Liber 3, folio 242, Testamentary proceedings.) No report of final settlement of said estate by his executors has been found of record.

      In 1665, Johanna Neville, widow of John, purchased additonal lands in Charles county on Wicomico river (See Liber C, No. 1, folios 1 and 150.) In 1666 her son William also purchased a small tract of land in Charles county, (See Liber C, folios 61 and 150.) The date of the death of Mrs. Johanna Neville, relic of John, is not know. She doubtless married a second husband; hence her name as Neville is lost in the records, there being neither will, deed or intetate account to be found of her after 1665. As we have seen, the children of John Neville, the immigrant, by his three wifes were four.

      ===
      Shirley L Wilcox wrote:

      " I have pulled out Boogher's report

      Page 3 also says that John Neville married three times. I believe that the Anne he found in records is Johanna, and that there were only two wives. I don't know if anyone has ever followed her. If she indeed was the sister of Margaret Porter who married Francis Pope (?Newman, Flowering of Maryland Plantinate, p?), records of Francis might be helpful. He was a sheriff & commissioner of the court; an important person in his time."

      On page 4 Boogher mentions that "5 May, 1662 John Neville instituted a suit by attachment against Duncan Bohannan for debt. (Chancery record for Charles county 1662), and in 1664 this suit was continued by counsel on account of the death of the Plaintiff." I could never find this in either the published Maryland Archives or in the original records. It is hard to believe that Boogher would make this up. Note that the citation is very "loose"; there is no book/liber and page/folio number. It may be that the date or something else is wrong and has therefor sent us looking in the wrong place. Unfortunately, this is a crucial document if it indeed does connect with the Gloucester County family.

      On 10 April 1979 I wrote to Joseph B. Neville to let him know that after several tries at the Maryland State Archives, I could not find the suit of John Neville vs Duncan Bohannan. On several occasions I asked staff at the Archives for help in finding the chancery suit. After telling them what I had already searched, all agreed that I had searched all possible places.

      I was told there were no special chancery records kept at this time, they were part of the regular court proceedings. The record of court proceedings does not show that the court met on 5 May 1662. I found no court listed in session between 22 April 1662 and 8 July 1662, although it is always possible that the clerk failed to write in a court date.

      Now, on 5 May 1662, the date Boogher gives, there is a bill in which John Benham agrees to pay James Lee by the 10th of November, 622 pounds tobacco, wit: Edward Leake, John Merehill. On the back of the bill James Lee assigned all his interest in the bill to John Nevill, 11 Feb 1662/3. Then on 11 Feb. 1662/3 James Lee gives John Nevill his power of attorney to recover the said bill. Wit: Humphery Haggate, George Thompson. Mr. Francis Pope [he was one of the court commissioners] who had more of Benhams tobacco in his hands than the bill amounted to, was then ordered to pay 622 pounds of tobacco to Mr. Nevill. (Charles County Court Proceedings, 1662-1666, published in Maryland Archives LIII:433-I have a photocopy).

      My notes show that the above record was in a volume at the Archives labeled Charles County Land and Court Records, Vol. 1, B #1 and that originally only the right hand pages were numbered and then later all the pages were numbered in pencil. The original shows that the court date was 5 Jan. 1663, and that John Nevill having laid an attachment upon the estate of John Benham in the amount of 722 lbs tobacco, shows the following bill... then it goes on to the bill of John Benham to pay James Lee on 10 Nov next, 622 lbs tobacco, dated 5 May 1662. This is on page 113/225, according to my notes. I did not find a continuance. Maybe someone needs to look at the estate of John Benham.

      I did find a 1664 continuance in the court record of 12 July 1664 (& also other dates) when it was ordered that John Nevills attachment against Mr. Henry Hudsons goods bee continued till the next court. (Chas County, Deeds B#1, p170-5/341-352). In what follows, & also in an earlier record, it appears that John Neville had an ordinary & that Henry Hudson who was a merchant and non-resident of Maryland, owed Nevill for food and lodging. When Henry Hudson posted security, 13 Oct 1663, using goods & cash, it was witnessed by John Lambert and William Nevill. (Chas County, Deeds B#1, p175/351-2). If this was John's son William, he was legally old enough to witness a deed. On 13 Sept. 1664 John Nevill was represented by his attorney William Price. The sheriff was ordered to appraise Hudsons goods & deliver to Nevill 2,259 lbs. tobacco as satisfaction of bill & costs. (Chas County, Deeds B#1, p181/364).

      20 Sept 1664 John Nevill demanded a warrant against James Lee in action of a debt of 918 lbs tobacco (Chas County, Deeds B#1, p190/382) & the defendant was ordered to pay (p192/383-4). Perhaps this was the continuance Boogher referred to. If so, maybe I needed to follow it further to find the name of Duncan Bohannan.

      Benham could possibly by a stretch be Bohannan, but the first name was John, not Duncan. Perhaps the record Boogher talks about was recorded in some other county. If it was in Maryland, one would expect it to have been abstracted in the published Maryland Archives. I have not searched all sources, Maryland & Virginia At this point I don't remember if I searched the Maryland Archives to see if Duncan Bohannan was in any of those records.

      There is an index to Charles County Court Proceedings and Land Records. I was told Liber T & W have been lost. T was for 1694 and W was 1697; according to my notes, both had William Nevill references.

      In 1996 Esther E. Gregory (I corresponded with her in 1986 & 1987) published "Fenley L. Underwood and Mahala Dowden, Their Ancestors and Descendants". She cites a number of early Maryland records & ought to be studied if others have not done so. I quote from page 308: "There are some descendants of a James Nevill of Virginia who believe that he was the eldest son of John Nevill of Maryland, and was born at The Clefts about 1640. I tried very hard to find some proof of this. I read film of Charles County original records and the Maryland Archive books of the same records in print, and I did not find a single mention of a James Nevill or any indication that John Nevill had a son James."

      She goes on to say, "I haven't found anything to prove that James Nevill was John Nevill's son. John Nevill's wife had a child in December 1640, which some researchers think was James. I think it was probably Eleanor, because I found nothing to give a different birth date for her. I found no mention of John Nevill transferring land or other property to James. I didn't find any time James served as a witness to a deed or ther document in the Records of Charles County, where John lived after it became a county. If John gave any property to James or to a John, Jr., the record should be in Charles County deeds, because they were mere boys when he moved to Charles County."

      Has anyone ever researched John Courts as a possible relative? Maryland Archives, Vol. L III, Proceedings of County Ct. of Charles County 1658-1666 & Manor Ct. of St. Clemently Manor 1659-1672, p170-1: John Nevill of Charles County , planter, gives to John Court Jr (son of John Courts Sr of Charles Co) one black heiffer aged about 2 years. If John Court Jr dies before he comes of age then the heifer & her increase shall fall to his sister Elisabeth Courts. If she dies before she comes of age then the property to go to John Courts Sr., father of John Jr. & Elisabeth. Wit: William Price & Merely Quite.

      On page 5 of Boogher's work, he says that Mrs. Johanna Neville, "doubtless married a second husband..." The records do show that by 13 August 1666 she had married Thomas Hussey (Chas County, Deeds, Book C #1,, p61-64). It seems strange that Boogher did not find this deed.

      Given the dates of records in which William Neville was a witness, he may have been a child of Bridget, not Johanna."
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1633 - Leonard Calvert, Esq. demanded 6000 acres for transporting 15 men in 1633: ... John Nevill ....
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 1, p. 121.

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 27 May 1658, Page 2
      Thomas Baker demands warrant against John Nevill; action of case value 700# of tobacco; subpoena to warn Francis Pope to testify
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 31 May 1658, Page 3
      John Nevill demands warrant against William Smoote in action of case
      John Nevill demands warrant against Thomas Baker; trespass; Baker subpoenas Henry Moore and William Empson
      Thomas Smoote demands warrant against John Nevill; action of case
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Jun 1658, Page 5 & 6
      Petition of Thomas Baker; 14 Apr 1656 Thomas Baker was possessed of a parcel of land by John Nevill in the behalf of Mr. John Jarbo and received of him a bill of sale for the said land written in powder ink which petitioner fears would not remain firm and requests bill of sale in better ink; court so orders

      Thomas Baker, Plt.; John Nevill, Def.; plaintiff requests new bill of sale for a parcel of land sold by defendant; said bill written with powder ink and cannot now be read Francis Pope, swore in open court that defendant had promised to renew the bill of sale when it was worn out; verified by oath of William Empson Court orders defendant to give new bill of sale assuring plaintiff of the benefit of a landing and spring water on said land
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Jun 1658, Page 8
      John Nevill, Plt.; William Smoote, Def. ; no cause of action appearing; plaintiff non-suited
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 26 October 1658, Page 20
      William Robisson demands a warrant against John Nevill in an action of the case; subpoena to wam John Normand, Benjamin Marshagay, Mrs. Jane Ginckings to testify for Wm. Robisson
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 26 Oct 1658, Page 25
      William Robisson, Pt.; Andrew Watson, Def.; plaintiff following depositions: Hennerie Moore, age ca 22, swore he was with William Robisson went to Andrew Watson's house to receive his corn and Joseph Lenton said Watson was gone to Appomattox to buy corn John Wheeler, age ca 25, swore he heard Watson say he owed Robisson 3 barrels of corn on 24 Oct John Nevill, age ca 35, swore that last winter he was with Watson in a boat and heard him say he owed Robisson 3 barrels of corn, but if he would take assignment on 150# of tobacco which Hennerie Moore owed him, he would willingly assign it over. Defendant ordered to pay three barrels of corn and costs of suit.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 Apr 1659, Page 46
      Thomas Prior demands warrant against Giles Glover in action of case; subpoena to warn John Nevill to testify nd Linsey; debt value
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 49
      William Smoote as attorney to Thomas Smoote demands warrant against John Nevill action of debt
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 54
      William Smoote, atty. for Thomas Smoote, Plt.; John Nevill, atty. for Richard Row, Def ; bill for debt of 303# of tobacco; 4 Jun 1658; /s/ John Nevill (mark); wit. George Gooderick, Richard Smoote (mark); Thomas assigned his right and interest in this bill to his father William Smoote dated 15 Apr 1658; wit. William Barton, Jr., Edward James; John Nevill appoints his "loving friend, Richard Row, planter" as his attorney;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 55
      11 May 1659; /s/ John Nevill (mark); wit. Thomas Hussey, Thomas Baker (mark); defendant ordered to pay 303# tobacco and court costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 74
      John Nevill demands warrant against John Cherman; action of debt
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 1 Mar 1660, Page 82
      John Nevill enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 1 Mar 1660, Page 83
      John Nevill demands warrant against William Robisson; action of case
      John Nevill demands warrant against Robert Taylor; action of debt value 655# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 3 Apr 1660, Page 84
      William Robinson demands warrant against John Nevill; action of case
      William Robinson demands subpoenas against John Nevill for Thomas Hussey, Richard Bott, Richard Roe, Robert Taylor and Flennery Moore to testify
      William Robinson demands subpoena for William Empson and Daniell Johnson against John Nevill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 17 Apr 1660, Page 85
      John Nevill, Plt.; William Robinson, Def.; plaintiff demands 900# of tobacco and cask, 3 great chairs, a "court cubard" and a table due him; defendant making it appear by oaths of Robert Taylor and Thomas Hussey that he sent for the Plaintiff to make Payment and he did not come; plaintiff non-suited and to Put in security for above Taylor, Def.; debt of 655# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 17 Apr 1660, Page 86
      William Robinson, Plt; John Nevill Def., complaint against defendant for extortion by the oaths of several men; it was made before the act made and published; John Nevill to pay costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 21 Apr 1660, Page 88, 89
      Indenture, 26 Mar 1660, from John Nevill of Portobacco, planter, and William Robinson of Portobacco, carpenter; a parcel of land on the north side of the Potomac bounding on the south side with an oak standing on the south side of the second cliff from St. Bernard's Creek; /s/ John Nevill (mark); wit, Hennery Addames, Tho. Hussey, Hennery More; acknowledged by John and Joane Nevill in open court before Tho. Lomax, clerk
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 Apr 1660, Page 91
      Hennery Lilly demands warrant against Mr. Samuell Smith; subpoena for Richard Watson and John Nevill.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 Jun 1660, Page 93
      Hennery Lilly, Plt.; Mr. Samuell Smith, Def.; requesting order of account for a hogshead of tobacco of Nevill for the use of Capt. Battin about 2 years ago; defendant ordered to give discharge
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      Liber A, Page 97; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 4 Sept 1660.
      subpoenas for John Nevill and his wife Joane, William Robinson and his wife Susanna, Richard Dod, John Blackwood and Francis Fernly to testify.

      William Robinson demands subpoenas for John Nevill, John Wheeler and Lionell Britton in case between him and Andrew Watson

      Thomas Robinson demands subpoena for Hennery Lilly to testify against John Wheeler; Wheeler subpoenas William Robinson and John Nevill
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      Liber A, Page 99, folio 243; The Court being informed that John Nevill did agree and buy Thomas Chewne, an able seaman, for a boat; said Chewne being mentally incapable and his location unknown, Nevill to take his boat again and produce another man servant at next shipping and deliver it up to the court which is to be for the benefit of Chewne if he come again; if not, for public use; Chewne's things at Mr. Handly's to be delivered to the court
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Sep 1660, Page 99 - 100
      242. Thomas Robinson, Plt.; John Wheeler, Pef.; regarding 350 acres bought from Wheeler; no cause of action; non-suited

      244. John Wheeler requests the following depositions: John Nevill, age ca 44 years, swears he intended to buy a tract of land at Nanjemy of John Wheeler but he liked it not and afterwards Thomas Robinson and Hennery Frankom bought the said land and had a bill of sale from Wheeler

      245. William Robinson, age ca 29 years, swore Thomas Robinson went to John Wheeler for a patent and Wheeler wanted his former bill of sale
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      Liber A, Page 105; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 23 Oct 1660.
      Walter Gest demands warrant against Richard True action Of case; subpoena John Nevill
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      Liber A, Page 106; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 23 Oct 1660.
      Richard Trew demands subpoena for John Nevill in difference between him and Walter Gest
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      Liber A, Page 107, folio 268; Mr. Joseph Harrisson, Plt.; Thomas Robinson, Def.; dispute over trespass for falling timber on Harrison's land; 1st offense; Robinson to pay only charge of suit
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 October 1660, Page 109
      John Wheeler, planter, sells Thomas Robinson and Hennery Frankome of the Avon River, 350 acres bounded by Joseph Harison and St. Joseph's Branch; dated I I Sep 1658; /s/ John Wheeler (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, John Nevill (mark)
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      Liber A, Page 112-115, folio 286; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 23 Oct 1660.
      Deed: 17 Feb 1658; William Robisson, carpenter of Portobacco, sells to Hennery Moore, planter of Portobacco, a tract of land on the northwest side of the Potomac River; mentions St. Bernard's Creek;
      22 Mar 1658; /s/ William Robisson; wit. Thomas Baker (mark); John Nevill (mark); acknowledged in open court by Will Robisson and his wife Susan to Thomas Hussey, assignee of Henry Moore; 24 Sep 1661 before George Thompson.
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      Liber A, Page 115, folio 287; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 23 Oct 1660. Hennery Moore, planter, assigns his rights in above deed to Tho. Hussey on 3 Dec 1659; /s/ Henry More; wit. Henry Addames, Leo. Greene; acknowledged in open court 28 Jan 1661 from Moore to
      Hussey; also acknowledged by William and Susanna Robisson.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 131
      Mr. Richard Cosin who immediately caused a jury to be impaneled: Ensign John Wheeler, Mr. Thomas Hussey, Richard Dodd, Christopher River, John Nevill,"Momas Simpson, Giles Glover, John Cain, Andrew Wilson, William Robisson, Richard King, Richard Trew
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 134
      Patent to Andrew Watson who has 600 acres of land due him by assignment from Mr. Wilkinson; a parcel of 300 acres called Watson's Purchase on the west side of Avon River formerly called Nanjemoy Creek on the north side of the Potomac River adjoining land laid out for Capt. William Lewis and Alexander Simpson in Manor of Calverton; dated Sep 1659; /s/ Josias Fendall
      Andrew Watson, planter, sells unto George Thompson 300 acres specified in above patent; 4 Nov 1659; s/ Andrew Watson (mark); wit. Thomas Allonson, John Browne
      George Thompson, Gent., do assign my rights in this patent to John Nevill, planter; 9 Apr 1659; /s/ George Thompson; wit. Robert Hicks (mark), John Blackwood (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 135, 136
      Indenture 26 Mar 1659 between John Nevill of Portobacco, planter, and William Robisson of Portobacco, carpenter, a parcel of land on the north side of the Potomac River bordering the south side of the second cliff from St. Bernard's Creek; /s/ John Nevill (mark & seal); wit. Henry Addames, Thomas Hussey, Hennery Moore; deed ack. in open court Jan 1661 by John Nevill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 2 July 1661, Page 138
      William Robisson demands warrant against William Wennam; case of defamation; subpoena John Nevill, Joan Nevill, Richard Smith, Nicholas Fisher, Margaret Bannam
      William Wennam demands warrant against William Robisson in action of defamation; summons Mr. Hen. Addames, George Thompson subpoena John Nevill and his wife, Henry Moore, Thomas Kelle
      William Wennam demands warrant against Richard Smith; case of defamation; subpoena Richard Dodd and Mary Dodd
      John Nevill demands warrant against William Robisson in action of the case
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 2 July 1661, Page 141
      John Nevill, Plt.; William Robisson, Def.; debt of 800 or 900# of tobacco on record during time of our last disturbance and distraction of government; reference granted defendant

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