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

Johanna (Joan) Porter

Female 1627 - 1690  (57 years)


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  • Name Johanna (Joan) Porter 
    Born 1627  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between Jul 1684 and Nov 1690  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009764  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Thomas Porter,   b. Bef 1607 
    Family ID F02562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Neville,   b. 1616, Grove, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1664/65, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 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 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F06359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Hussey,   b. 1634, Harby, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1700, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1665  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • D.134
    Children 
     1. Mary Hussey,   b. 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1690, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years)
     2. Elizabeth Hussey,   b. Abt 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F01608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === birth date abt 1627
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 2 July 1661, Page 142
      William Robisson, Plt.; William Wennam., Def.; Wennam dishonored Robisson and his house by committing fornication with your petitioner's woman servant, Anne Marden; Humpherie Haggate, atty. for defendant, requests oaths of witnesses; Richard Smith, age ca 23 years, swears that Wennam confessed he had "layne" with Anne Mardin once and that he knew not what to do as she had no shoes and stockings to be married in; he was also afraid of being excommunicated by Mr. Fitzherbert; Joan Nevill, age ca 34 years, stated Richard Smith said Anne Marding was with child and William Robisson was trying to make Wennam marry Marding; John Nevill, age ca 41 years, swore Robisson demanded Wennam marry Marding; Nicholas Philips, age ca 21 years, swore that Wennam "had lying with Anne Mardin once"
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 28 Jul 1663, Page 130
      Richard Dod demands warrant against John Nevill and Joane Nevill; case of defamation; subpoena Tho. Baker, Richard Roe and Hanna Shelton
      Richard Dod and Mary Dod demand warrant against John and Joane Nevill; defamation; subpoena Richard Roe and Mary Roe, Thomas Baker, Robert Cockervill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 28 Jul 1663, Page 131
      Richard and Mary Roe demand warrant against John and Joane Nevill in action of assault and battery; subpoena Thomas Baker, Richard Dod, Mary Dod, Robert Cockerell
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 145
      Richard and Mary Dod, Plt.; John and Joane Nevill, Def., by their atty. Mr. Francis Batchelor; that the defendant falsely and maliciously utter scandalous words against Mary Dod that she was the whore of Capt. Batten; request oaths; Thomas Baker swore that at the time Mary Roe cried out murder, he heard goodie Nevill say to Mary Dod that
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 146
      she was Capt. Batten's whore and that she would prove her his whore and that she had a black eyed boy in her arms like its father .. other bad words passed deponent remembers not Mary Row swore that Joane Nevill called Mary Dod Capt. Batten!s whore; that she lay with him in sight of 6 or 8 men; Hannah Shelton swore essentially same as Mary Row; Robert Cockerell swore that Joane Nevill said much the same as above including reference to black-eyed boy; Richard Roe swore to essentially the same including reference to Mary Empson;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 4 30 Jul 1663, Page 147, 148, 149, 150
      Defendant said that "both these businesses" happened some time ago; more oaths concerning this matter from Thomas Baker, Richard Row, Mary Row, Robert Cockerill; mentions John Blackwell; Plaintiff demanded referral to Provincial Court alleging his wife's reputation being ruined and that reparation is beyond the cognizance of this court; granted
      Richard Dod, Plt., John Nevill and Joane Nevill, Def.; case of defamation; the following oaths requested:
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 151
      Richard Roe swore that Richard Dod came over the fence put his hand in his pocket and took out his knife and said he would stab him if he came there;

      Thomas Baker swore that in June at his now dwelling plantation he heard someone cry murder and some people came running and Robert Cockerill came ... Richard Dod being at the fence with his wife ... and they went along the path till they came to the log house and Richard Dod asked of John and Joane Nevill whether they intended to murder Mary Roe..Dod drew out a knife.. Robert Cockerill swore that Mary Roe crying out of murder
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 152
      Richard Dod came up the log house where Joane Nevill asked what did he have to do to meddle with this business ... Nevill claims they have swore false oath in case of defamation; Mary Row swore that in June Richard Dod heard her cry out murder and came to the house which this deponent lived in... Defendant requests referral and plaintiff requests appeal to the Provincial Court which was granted
      Richard Roe and Mary Roe, Plt.; John Nevill and Joane Nevill, Def action of trespass upon assault and battery
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 153
      damages of 3000# of tobacco sought and court cost; Richard Dod swore that in June he was walking out of doors towards the fence and heard Joane Nevill and Mary Roe consorting at the block home where Richard Roe did live.... Oath of Thomas Baker states he came to the log home and herd the disturbance to which he has previously testified...
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 30 Jul 1663, Page 154
      Robert Cockerill swore he saw Mary Roe all scratched and bloody and he was asked to take notice of it.... Plaintiff requested jury; granted; jury men: Daniell Johnson, foreman; John Browne, Robert Taylor, William Hall, James Mackey, John Wheeler, Gils Tomkins, David Prichard, John Tomkinson, William Gother, Thomas Hussey, William Heard; jury agreed it is assault and battery; defendant to pay damage of 10 groats (silver coin of England equal to 4 pennies; issued 1279 to 1662)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Jan 1663/4, Page 225
      Joane Nevill swears in open court that she does fear for her life of Thomas Baker and that he may be bound to the peace; Baker ordered to put in sureties for his good behavior until the next court
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 244
      Joanna Nevill presents herself in court and releases Thomas Baker from the oath she swore against him in the last court and whereof the said Baker was bound to the peace
      Joan Wilmot, by her atty. Mr. Abraham Rows, Plt.; John Cherman, by his atty. William Price, Def.;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 245
      Plaintiff declares against the defendant in action of the case for having set your petitioner free and afterwards sold your petitioner to one Gils Glover for 4 years; action clearly contrary to the Act of Assembly limiting servant's time; she made no other contract with him; Act prohibits people's passage where they are not known without a certificate of their freedom; immediately objected against the defendant's attorney alleging that he was a servant and therefore ought not to be anybody's attorney excepting his master, mistress, or overseer, nor even there unless by the admittance of the adverse party and the said Price not being able to produce any certificate of freedom; ordered that he should not be Cherman's attorney; defendant requested a referral to the next court;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 246
      granted; then the said Cherman appearing with his atty. Mr. Thomas Hussey and in open court affirmed that he had set the said Joan Wilmot free from her first indenture and answered the following: The plaintiff is by her evidence clear from her servitude ... she had her liberty to do what she would-therefore being a free woman as free to enter unto her service as to any other ... desires plaintiff may put in security to answer the charge and cost of suit ... desires to know whether or no she having proved herself free and entering into covenant for consideration he ought to enjoy his service .... being altogether unprovided by reason of his attorney being disimpowered he humbly begs a favorable and just assistance of the court; the preceding business being taken into serious consideration of the court;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 247
      Court orders that the plaintiff Joan Wilmot should be free and that the defendant pay the cost and charges of the court
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      Charles County Circuit Court,Liber C, Page 1 24 Jun 1665;
      Indenture from Henry Moore and Elisabeth, his wife, to Johannah Nevil, widow; a parcel of land lying on the west side of Zachia Swamp; 500 acres according to patent; now occupied by Johannah Nevill; /s/ Henry Moore, Elisabeth Moore; wit. William Price, Thomas Hussey
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 61
      13 Aug 1666; Indenture from William Nevill, planter, and Thomas Hussey, Gent., and Johanna his wife, the relict of John Nevill, dec'd, to Thomas Wentworth, planter; for 2,600# of tobacco; a tract on the north side of the Piscataway River called WHEELER'S PALM; containing 150 acres; /s/ William Nevill, Thomas Hussey, Johanna Hussey (mark); wit. Gerrard Fouke, John Wright, John Lewgar
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 150 17 Aug 1666;
      Indenture from William Nevill of Portobacco to Thomas Mathews, Gent.; for 3,000# of tobacco, a parcel of land called HUCKLE BERRY SWAMP laid out for 300 acres; located in the woods back of the land of Thomas Baker; /s/ William Nevill, Joane Nevill (mark); wit. Samuel) Cressey, Ignatius Causeen
      ===
      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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