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

Thomas Maris

Male Abt 1639 - 1680  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Thomas Maris 
    Born Abt 1639 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1676 and 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019483  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Charles County Morris 
    Family ID F05841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anise MNU Maris,   b. Bef 1643,   d. Bef Nov 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1659  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Annas Maris,   b. 1659,   d. Aft 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     2. Rebecca Maris,   b. Abt 1660, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Sarah Maris,   b. 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1700, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Elizabeth Maris,   b. 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jan 1690/91, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F12065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Maris, Thomas - m. Anise ______.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 372. There are no estate records for Thomas Maris but he d. 1676-80 in Charles Co., Md. Sources: (1) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 66, pp. 76 and 153, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber H, p. 330, and Liber I, p. 33.

      Anise was deceased by Nov. 1680.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber I, p. 33.

      Thomas and Anise Maris were survived by 4 daughters.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 432.

      Three of those daughters were Rebeckah Maris, Sarah Maris and Elizabeth Maris.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber H, p. 330 (Elizabeth), Liber I, p. 33 (Sarah), and Liber R, p. 432 (Rebeckah.)

      The other daughter may have been Annas "Morris," Ellice "Morris" or a daughter whose name is not known.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber F, p. 173 (Annas), and Liber K, p. 5, and Liber M, p. 220 (Ellice.)

      All but Rebeckah were placed as servants: Annas in 1676 when she was 18, Sarah in 1680 two days before her 13th birthday, Elizabeth in 1680 when she was 4, and Ellice in 1682 when she was 19. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, p. 266.

      All 5 girls reached age 16, that being the age of adulthood for girls. Elizabeth Maris petitioned for her freedom on Jan. 14, 1691/2.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 372.

      Daughter Rebeckah Maris m. William Cash and lived in Westmoreland Co. Va.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 432.

      Their daughter Anish Cash (named for Rebeckah’s mother) was born there July 31, 1693.
      Source: Fothergill, Augusta B., "Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1654-1800,” p. 43.

      Daughter Sarah Maris m. Henry Key as shown below. So far as is known, Elizabeth Maris, Annas "Morris" and Ellice "Morris" did not marry or have children. When Thomas Maris died intestate he owned "Drury Lane" which contained 100 acres. Each of his 4 surviving daughters thus became entitled to 25 acres of that tract. This is shown by dau. Rebeckah’s deed of her 25 acres to her sister Sarah’s husband Henry Key on July 1, 1692.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 432.

      Since Henry Key acquired all 100 acres of "Drury Lane" without deeds to him of the remaining 50 acres, it appears likely that Sarah’s two other sisters died unmarried and that their 50 acres passed to Sarah and Henry Key by inheritance.
      Sarah Maris - m. Henry Key/Kee.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber R, p. 432, (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 19, p. 44, and (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 17, p. 187.

      Henry Key d. intestate Aug. 30, 1698 (inventory) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 17, p. 116.

      Sarah d. intestate July 31, 1700 (inventory) in Charles Co., Md.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 11B, p. 59, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 18B, p. 7.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 73
      147. Thomas Maris requests recording of bill this day: Job Chandler of Portobacco, Gent., assigns 1 cow and 1 calf to Maris; 14 May 1658; /s/ Job Chandler; wit. Edward Parkes; John Webb

      148. Thomas Maris enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 172
      Edmond Linsey discharges Robert Taylor from all debts; dated 1Jan 1658; /s/ Edmond Linsey (mark); wit. Sam Smith, Tho. Allonson

      Edmond Linsey binds himself to make good the above sale of 300 acres on Portobacco Creek at head of Mr. Simon Oversee's land sold to Robert Taylor and by him assigned to George Thompson, Gent.; date 22 Nov 1661; /s/ Edmond Linsey wit. Sam Smith, Thomas Maris [Morris]
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 181 - 182
      434. Jobe Chandler of Charles County and Symon Oversee of St. Mary's County, assign Alexander Simpson a parcel of land lying on the west side of St. Thomas' Creek formerly called Portobacco; adjoining land formerly laid out for George Dolty now in possession of Simpson; containing 125 acres; 8 Sep 1659; /s/ Job Chandler, Symon Oversee wit. Daniel Hutt, Henry Moore Anne Chandler, wife of job Chandler, acknowledged deed; 8 Sep 1659; /s/ Anne Chandler, wit. Daniel Hutt, Henry Moore

      Anne Chandler of Portobacco, widow, nominates Edmond Lindsey atty.; re 125 acres sold by her deceased husband and Symon Oversee to Alexander Simpson; 11 Dec 1661; /s/ Anne Chandler; wit. Robert Sly, Thomas Marise
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 277 - 278
      Thomas Morise desires the following be recorded: I, Thomas Morise of Portobacco, planter, bind myself to 2 years ending the 10th of October unto Francis Wine, cooper, to learn the trade and be employed by the said Wine only in the trade of cooper and to have Saturday afternoon to go where he pleases, returning Monday morning by 9 o'clock; Francis Wine promises to pay him 1800# of tobacco and cask at the expiration of the first year and 1800# at the end of the second year with a set of cooper tools which is understood to be only tools necessary to set up cask; 3 Oct 1662; /s/ Thomas Maris, Francis Wine; wit. Gerrard Fowkes, Clement Theoballs.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 7-1/2, 2 Jan 1670;
      Indenture from George Langham, planter, to Thomas Maris [Morris], planter; for 3,300# tobacco; a parcel of land bounded by Cap. Will Stone's manor called Poynton and land laid out for James Lindsy; containing 100 acres now occupied by George Langham; being part of a parcel purchased of Gerrard Browne called Drury Lane dated 10 Mar "long past"; /s/ George Langham; wit. Gerrard Browne, John Godsall
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Libers C-L (1665-1685) p. 90,
      Servant: Maris, Sarah [d/o Thomas Maris, dec'd]
      Master: Johannah Hodgson 1680
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber R, Page 372
      14 Jan 1691; Elizabeth Moris, orphan of Thomas and Anise Moris; petitions for her freedom
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      Charles County Court: and Land Records, Liber R, Page 432
      1 Jul 1692; Indenture from William Cash and Rebeckah his wife of Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Henry Key, planter; for a certain sum of tobacco; 25 acres part of 100 acres called Dosey Lane in possession of Thomas Maris at his decease; now in possession of Henry Key; land belonging to the 4 daus. of Thomas Maris; /s/ William Cash (mark), Rebeckah Cash (mark); wit. Thomas Lileard (mark); Mary Boughton (mark)
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 341-57: DRURY LANE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Key, William: Surveyed 10 March 1666 for Gerard Brown beginning at a bound birch tree on the East side of a fresh run being the bound of Poynton: Conveyance notes - 6 Acres - John Moore from Henry Key; 3 July 1746, 94 Acres - Benjamin Reeder from Henry Key; 11 Nov 1748, 33-1/4 Acres - Benjamin Reeder from Lewis Williams; 10 Aug 1749,

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