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

Mary Davis

Female Abt 1674 - Bef 1740  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Mary Davis 
    Born Abt 1674 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 26 Aug 1740  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019267  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father Griffin Davis,   b. Bef 1657,   d. Aft 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Family ID F12030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Nelson,   b. Bef 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1697/98, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F07661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Rookwood,   b. Abt 1653,   d. 29 Mar 1718, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Rookwood,   b. Abt 1699, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1725/26, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. William Rookwood,   b. Abt 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     3. William {land records} Rookwood,   b. Abt 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F08190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John Gosling,   b. Bef 1674,   d. 26 Aug 1740, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married 1719  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Gosling,   b. Bef 1717, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     2. Simon Gosling,   b. Abt 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1744, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Mary Gosling,   b. 1725, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1785, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Nelson, John, Chas. County, 21st May, 1698; 15th Mch., 1698.
      To wife Mary and hrs., entire estate, real and personal, including "Damfrit" and " Gilliod," both containing 546 A.
      Exs.: Wife afsd. and father-in-law Griffin Davis.
      Test: Rich'd Combs., Jas. Brown, Wm. Moss. 6,220.
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      From: MDCHARLE-L-request@rootsweb.com [mailto:MDCHARLE-L-request@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Betty McDougald
      Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:03 PM
      To: MDCHARLE-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: [MDCHARLE-L] NOK of Thomas Rookwood

      My source for John Nelson's widow's next marriages is The Land Records of Prince George's County Maryland 1717 to 1726 abstracted by Elise Greenup Jourdan.

      Page 25
      (folio 260/844) Indenture 4 Oct 1719
      From: John Gosling, planter, and Mary his wife, of the Colony of Virginia
      To: James Perrie, tailor of Maryland
      Mary Gosling, widow of John Nelson, who next married Edward Rockwood of Charles County, now deceased; then married John Gosling of Virginia; for 32/10 a tract of land called Gilliard formerly in Charles County, now in Prince George's Co. on the Eastern Branch; taken up by John Nelson 5 Sep 1698; inherited by Mary from his will dated 21 May 1698
      /s/ ?Simon Pearson (seal)
      Wit: Ralph Crabb, Thomas Sprigg
      Acknowledged by Mary Gosling, wife of John, enrolled 7 Apr 1720

      Page 93
      (folio 617) Indenture 22 Feb 1724; enrolled 1 Mar 1724
      From: John Gosling of Stafford Co Virginia and Mary his wife
      To: James Pearie of Prince George's County
      Land called Gelhard (Gilliard) formerly in Charles County, now in Prince George's County, originally granted John Nelson 5 __ 1694 for 225 acres; by will dated 21 May 1698 given to his wife Mary Nelson; Mary later married Edward Rockwood of Charles County; after his death Mary married John Gosling; for 35/_/0
      /s/ John Gosling (mark), Mary Gosling (mark)
      Wit: William Stoddert, Jos Belt

      (Folio 620) Indenture 22 Feb 1724; enrolled 24 Mar 1724
      From: John Gosling, planter of Stafford County of Colony of Virginia, and Mary his wife
      To: John Beall of Prince George's County
      John Nelson of Charles County, planter, at the time of his death owned a tract of land called Dumfries originally in Charles County now in Prince George's County; laid out for 336 acres; his will dated 1 May 1698 gave this land to his wife Mary Nelson; Mary later married Edward Rockwood of Charles County; after his death Mary married John Gosling; sold for 20; located near the head of the Eastern Branch
      /s/ John Gosling (seal), Mary Gosling (mark and seal)
      Wit: William Stoddert, James Pearsey
      James Stoddert Jr. given power of attorney in this matter
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      1739 Mar 27 Prince William County, Virginia Wills - Will Book C. page
      255-257,
      John GOSLING Will probated 26 August 1740 page 257,258.
      Executors bond recorded 25 August 1740 p.298-199.
      Inventories and Appraisals recorded 25 Nov 1740.
      To my wife Mary Gosling all my estate both real & personal during her natural life except she marries and if she should marry then all the estate to be took out of her hands and given as hereafter bequeathed:
      To son SIMON GOSLING all my lands in Prince William County lying on Neabsco patented by John GOSLING containing two hundred acres be the same more or less, also a negroe man named Jack after the marriage or death of his mother and in case my son Simon dies before the sale made of the lands or issue lawfully begotten of his body then the above said lands and slave to be divided betwix William ROOKARD, Elizabeth VEAL and Mary COLVERT.
      To my daughter Mary COLVERT a negroe man named Ceaser to her and the heirs of her body lawfull begotten and for want of such heirs to be divided betwixt Simon GOSLING, Wm. ROOKARD and Elizabeth VEAL or their heirs to be delivered at the marriage or death of my wife. To John ROOKARD son of Thomas ROOKARD deceased a good feather bed, sheets, pillow and cases, rug, blanket, bed cord and bedstead to be delivered him when he comes of age as also two cows and calves, two pewter dishes and 3 plates to be delivered at the same time and provided he dies before he comes of lawful age or without lawful issue then the said legacy to go to the oldest of William ROOKARD's
      children when they come of age.
      All the rest of my personal estate I give to be equally divided at the death or marriage of my wife betwixt Wm. ROOKARD, Elizabeth VEAL,
      Simon GOSLING, Mary COLVERT or their heirs.
      I make and appoint my loving wife Mary GOSLING whole and sole exe. of my will and Richard BLACKBURN and William ROOKWARD (sic) executors entrust......(I can supply the rest if you want - legal talk) signed John GOSLING.
      Witnesses: Richard CRUPPER, John CHAMP, Charles HARRISON.
      Proved 25 August 1740 by Richard CRUPPER and John CHAMPE, 26 August 1740 further proven by Charles HARRISON. Mary GOSLING sole executor therein named being DEAD, on the motion of William ROOKARD, certificate is granted to him for obtaining letters of administration (page 257-258).
      Bond of William ROOKARD, John CANTERBURY and John CARR unto Denis McCARTY, Gent, justice. For 200 lbs, 26 Aug 1740, Wm. ROOKARD is administrator of John GOSLING. Signed William ROOKARD.
      Witnesses: John CANTERBURY, John CARR.
      ===
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 34-35. April 14, 1733. John Gosling of Parish of Hamilton in Co. of Pr. William, planter to John Tayloe of Parish of Lunenburgh in Co. of Richmond, Esq....for 20 lbs. sterl....200 a. at mouth of a small br. called Hart Br....into Corbins 4000 a. patent which is now held by said Tayloe....deed of lease and release. John Gosling
      Wit: T. Osborne, W. Brockenbreagh
      At court Aprill 18, 1733 John Gosling acknowledged this release to John Tayloe and Catesby Cooke by virtue of a power of attorney from Mary wife of the said John Gosling proved by wit. relinqished her right of Dower to the lands in this lease. Wit: David Davies.
      Pages 36. John Gosling of Parish of Hamilton in Pr. William am held and bound unto John Tayloe of Parish of Lunenburg in Co. of Richmond Esq. in 40 lbs. sterl. to be paid to said John Tayloe and dated April 15, 1733....The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound John Gosling do and shall for his parts and behalfs from time to time truly observe, perform, fullfill and keep all and singular the covenants, conditions and agreements which on his parts are or ought to be observed and kept mentioned in a certain indenture of release between John Gosling and John Tayloe of a piece of land of 200 a. in all things according to the true intent and moaning of the said indenture then this obligation to be void otherside to be and remain in full force and virtue. John Gosling
      Wit: T. Osborne, Wm. Brochenbrough.
      At Court April 18, 1733 John Gosling acknowledged this bond to John Tayloe, Esq. which is admitted to record.
      Page 36. Mary Gosling wife of John Gosling authorize and impower Catesby Cocke, Gent. for me and in my name to relinquish my right of Dower and thirds at the common law of in and to a tract sold by my said husband John Gosling unto John Tayloe by deed of release and dated April 19, 1733. Mary (x) Gosling
      Wit: T. Osborne, Wm. Brockenbrough.
      At court Aprill 18, 1733 this power of attorney was proved by oathes of the wit. and admitted to record.

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