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

Robert Lashley

Male Bef 1614 - 1680  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Robert Lashley  [1
    Born Bef 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Sep 1680  Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010350  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family Elizabeth MNU Lashley,   d. 15 May 1682, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1677  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced 24 Oct 1678  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • mac billigins 2007-08-24 18:40:25
      Divorce of Robert Lashley and Elizabeth

      Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678
      Vol 15 pages 205-207 Lib R
      MSA SC M3153-1043 and MSA SC M3153-1044

      At a Councell held at John Bakers house at the Citie of
      St Maries the 24th Day of October in the 3d yeare of the
      Dominion of the Rtt Honble Charles &ca Annoq Domini 1678:

      Thomas Notley Esqr Governor
      Philip Calvert Esqr Chancelor
      William Calvert Esqr Secry:
      The Honble Baker Brooke Esqr Surveyr Genll Prsent
      Ltt Coll: Thomas Tailler
      Coll Henry Coursey
      Major Benjamin Rozer

      Where came before them Robert Leshley and Elizabeth his
      wife according to appointmt by reason of a Peticon exhibited
      p the sd Robert to the Governor and the Governors warrant
      thereupon Dated the 5th instant, wch said Peticon & warrant
      foll: in ordr viz.

      To the Honble Thomas Notley Esqr Ltt Genll & Chiefe Gov-
      ernor of Maryland
      The humble Peticon of Robert Leshley Humbly Sheweth
      That yor Peticoners wife being a woman of an Implacable
      turbulent Spiritt has at severall times unjustly & wrongfully
      made Divers complaints and Accusations against yor Petr
      before severall of his Lopps Justices of the peace of Calvert
      County but finding they tooke not the effect she hoped for,
      and that her Designe of procureing a considersable part of yor
      Petrs Estate to be allowed her for a maintenance with which
      she might live at her pleasure where she listed and quite
      Desert the ffamily and concerns of yor Petr was wholly frus-
      trated, she hath since very falsly injuriously & malitiously
      accused yor Petr of Buggery to the greate scandall & irre-
      parable prejudice of yor Petrs creditt and reputation wch he
      Does & alwaies shall Esteeme of greater price & value then
      his Life.
      Wherefore yor Peticoner humbly prayeth, that yor Honor
      will be gratiously pleased to grant him a Warrant, that she
      may be brought before yor Honor and her complaints & accu-
      sations against yor Petr heard and Examined before yor Honor
      whereby your yor Petr may purge and cleanse himself of that
      grevious scandall cast upon him and that for the future he
      may live more peaceably & comfortably either with his said
      Wife or by allowing her such a maintenance as yor Honor
      shall ordr and Command
      And as in Duty bound he shall ever pray &ca
      The Governors warrant thereupon was Endorsed on the
      back side of the Peticon and is as foll. viz.
      The matter alleadged by the Petr being of more then Ordi-
      nary concern, I recommend the same to the Examination of
      my self and his Lopps: Councell, and Doe hereby will &
      require you James Rumsey that you apprehend Elizabeth
      Leshley the Petrs wife and have her Body before my self and
      p. 55 his Lopps Councell at the Citie of St Maries on the ffour &
      Twentieth Day of this instant October next ensueing when &
      where you are also to bring with you the within Peticon.
      Whereof faile not. And for soe Doeing this shall be your
      sufficient warrant. Given undr my hand and Seale this ffifth
      Day of October in the third yeare of the Dominion of the
      Rtt Honble Charles &ca over this Province Annoq Domini
      1678:

      To Mr James Rumsey Constable, Signed (locus)
      in Calvert County Thomas Notley (Sigilli)
      These.

      Upon heareing and Examination of the whole matter the
      Substance gathered from thence was that the Peticoner & his
      wife having had severall Differences betweene them wch could
      not be composed Did severall Declare that they were fully
      resolved never any more to live together, She Desireing an
      allowance proportionable to what she had at her Intermar-
      riage with him. He Declared himself willing to allow her
      such a reasonable maintenance as the Governor and Councell
      should think fitt to award her with Due consideration had to
      his Capacity The wch at last they both referred to the Dis-
      cretion of the Governor and Councell to ordr therein what to
      them should seeme meete wch they would submitt to.
      The Governor and Councell haveing Duely and maturely
      considered the prmisses Did ordr viz.

      By the Governor and Councell
      Octob: 24th 1678:

      Whereas appeared before the Governor and Councell this
      Day Robert Leshley of Calvert County & Elizabeth his wife,
      and Did both jointly and severally openly Declare that for sev-
      erall Differences betweene them both publick and private they
      were fully resolved never to cohabitt together again, and ffor-
      asmuch as the said Elizabeth did Demand a reasonable main-
      tenance to be allowed her by her sd Husband, wch he readily
      consented to they both submitting themselves to the Discre-
      tion of the Governor and Councell to apportion the same as to
      them should seeme meete. It is Ordered
      That the said Robert Leshley pay or cause to be paid
      yearely and every yeare unto the said Elizabeth his wife for
      and Dureing her naturall life the just summe of two thou-
      sand pounds of tobacco for a maintenance and no more.
    Children 
     1. Mary {StepDau} Lashley,   b. 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1686, Calvert County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Elizabeth {StepDau} Lashley,   b. Abt 1645, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Anne Lashley,   b. Abt 1648, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1707, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Katherine {StepDau} Lashley,   b. Abt 1653, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     5. John Lashley,   b. Abt 1665, Calvert County, Maryland now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F06818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • see Early Familes of Southern Maryland vol iii page 290 for discussion
      ===
      Lasly, Robert, 10th Apr., 1680; 15th Sept., 1680.
      To John Douglas, Charles and Ninian Beall, personalty.
      John Lasly, son of Joyce Lindell and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal.
      Exs.: Ninan Beall, Jas. Moore.
      Test: Francis Swinsen, Thos. Lewis. MCW 2.115
      ===
      Robert Lasley 7B.173 A CA #54927 #54927 Feb 19 1681
      Also cited as Robert Lashley (administrator of John Bigger).
      Payments to: James Moor, Nicholas TerrettĄ Francis Swin, Thomas Trotman, John Duglass, Francis Collier, Robert Normand, Mordeca Bunton, Thomas Greenfield, Maj. Trueman, Arthur Storer, John Multrow, Col. Henry Jowles, John Hunt, Mordeca Hunton for executors of Mr. Roger Brooke, Mr. John Darnall, Paul Guchfer (?), Robert Reade, Michaell Tawney, Thomas Ellis, Thomas Price, Maj. Charles Boteler, Giles Pleazard, Joyce Fendall {sic: Lindell}.
      Executor: Capt. Ninian Beale.
      ===
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      Calvert County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Cobreths Lott, Robert Lashley, 400 Acres 1678 Patented Certificates 30A 2 0 MSA S 1191-34
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  • Sources 
    1. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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