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

Robert Lashley

Male 1705 - 1780  (74 years)


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  • Name Robert Lashley 
    Born 25 Sep 1705  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1780  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023237  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Alice Williams,   b. Abt 1669, Calvert County, Maryland now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Between Mar 1700/01 and Jun 1701  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Soper,   b. 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1734/35  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lashley,   b. 1736, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Lashley,   b. 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F12715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 59
      Robert Lashley, 60: 28
      Lucy Lashley, 55, 19

      EFSM III page 287

      Church Birth records appear wrong

      1. Robert Lashley, b. 25 Sep 1705; m. 16 Jan 1735 Queen Anne Parish to Elizabeth "Lucy" Soper; Robert Lashley leased part of Lonehead from James Beall 7 May 1748 (POD 88.435); Sep 1763, accounts of John Smith Prather estate names Robert Lashly (AM 83.151.4); 8 Aug 1772, Robert Lashly, age ca 68, wit. deed (PGD BB#3.116). Robert was one of the taxables in Collington Hundred in 1733.
      The 1776 census of St. John's and Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's Co. lists Robert Lashly age 60 [b. ca 1716], and Lucy Lashly age 55 [b. ca 17211; 1 male age 28, 1 female age 19, and 1 slave.
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      Name: Kayla J. Lee Williams
      Email: rwilliams89@ec.rr.com
      Note:
      Will of Robert Lashley
      Montgomery County, Md. Aug. 10th, 1779
      Robert Lee Jr. - Sep 27, 1999

      Will of Robert Lashley dated August 10th, 1779

      "In the name of God, Amen, the tenth day of August in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred & seventy nine, I, Robert Lashley of Montgomery County in the State of Maryland, Planter, being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God for the same, I, therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form follwoing; that is to say: principally and first of all I give and recommend my soull to God who gave it mee, my body I recommend to the Earth to be bury'd in a decent Christian like manner an charge of my Executor hereafter named and touching such Worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life; I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in the manner and form following: Imprimus, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Cesiah Lashley, the sum of twenty pound Congress Money to be delivered to her immediately after my funerall. Item, I will and bequeath to my son, John Lashley, one Continental or Congress paper Dollar to be paid to him by my executor immediately after my funerall if demanded. Item, I will and bequeath to my son, William Lashley, one paper Dollar to be paid him immediately after my funerall. Item, I will and Bequeath to my son, Thomas Lashley, one paper Dollar to be paid him immediately after my funerall. And lastly, I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Lucy Lashley, one half of the remainder of my Goods and Chattles. household furniture, Ready Money, Plantation, Utensils and everything tome belonging during the course of her natural life and the other half I will and bequeath to my son, George Lashley, his heirs and assigns and my Will and meaning is that after the decease of my Wife, that my son, George Lashley, may have the whole of my Estate to himself whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain, whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament; and I do hereby utterly disallow, Revoke, Disannull and make Void all and every Other or former Wills or Testaments by mee, heretofore made, Ratifying and Confirming this and none Other to be my last Wills and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seall this day and year above written. Signed,sealed, published and declared by the above named Robert Lashley as his last Will and Testament in the presence of George Hayes,

      William Hayes son of William
      Robert "R"(his mark) Lashley


      Montgomery County March 11th, 1780 came George Lashley and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is the whole Will and Testament of Robert Lashley late of Montgomery County deceased that hath come to his hands or profession and he doth know of any Other. certified by Samuel Turner Reg. of wills

      Montgomery County March 11th, 1780 came George Hays and William Hayes, son of William the two subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of Robert Lashley, late of Montgomery County eceased and Severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator there named sign and seal this Will and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare same to be his last Will and Testament; that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they respectively subscribed their names as witness to his last Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each Other.
      certified by Samuel Turner Reg. of Wills
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      Soper, John, planter, Prince George's County, 29th Nov., 1742; 11th April, 1742,
      To grandsons John and Robert, 100 A. "'Batron's Vinyard", which test. bought from John Cash.
      To dau. Esther Duvall, dwell, plan, and land bought from Charles Williams.
      To child. John, Robert, Mary James, Phillice Lowe, Acquilla Shaw and Lucy Lashly, 1s. each.
      To daus. Esther Duvall, Priscilla, Leah, and Jamima, residue of estate.
      Ex.: Son-in-law Mareen Duvall, Jr.
      Test: Burgess Mitchell, Richard Stone, Thomas James. MCW 23.77.
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      Mr. John Soper 20.221 A BA 108.2.8 15.0.0 May 25 1744
      Received from: Ann Rice, Richard Stone, William Coleman, John Goodman.
      Payments to: Jemima Soper, John Soper, Robert Soper, Robert Lastly, John James, Phillis Low, James Shaw.
      Representatives: only 3 children: Prisilla, Leah, Jemima Soper.
      Administrator: Mareen Duvall, Jr.
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      John Soper 22.440 A PG 34.15.11 Nov 21 1746
      Payments to: William Ellis who married Priscilla (daughter, her portion), Mr.
      Peter Dent paid to Mr. John Cooke, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Legatees: Sarah Soper (daughter, died in minority) paid to her representatives: John Soper (brother), Robert Soper (brother), Mary James (sister), Phillis Lowe (sister), Lucy (sister) wife of Robert Lashley, Aqquilla (sister) wife of John Shan, Esther (sister) wife of accountant.
      Executor: Mareen Duvall, Jr.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 116. At the request of Josias Beall the following Land Commission was recorded November 24, 1772
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Josias Beall preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 21th year of our Lordships Dominion and so forth for a land commission which was issued on April 9, 1772, in these words, to wit, Prince George's County Court, Maryland Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore and so forth; to Messrs Jonathan Slater, William Deakins, Abraham Boyd and Jasper Mauduit of PGCo Gentleman, whereas Josias Beall is seized of part a tract called "Lone Head" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town for a commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness John Cooke, Gentleman, March 28, 1772 issued April 9, 1772, Thomas Sim Lee, Clk
      Advertisement, by virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of to prove the bounds of "Lone Head" we intend to meet on Tuesday, September 22nd next. Witness our hands and seals this August 8, 1772, Jonathan Slater, William Deakins, Jasper Mauduit
      Robert Lashley aged about 68 years, being at a bounded white oak standing on the east side of the northwest branch of the Eastern Branch of Potomac River and on the south side of the Half-Moon Marsh declares that about 25 years ago he took a lease for part of the tract called "Lone Head" of James Beall when Archibald Edmonston, Sr., surveyed part of the tract and laid out the parts or leases of Jeremiah Macknew and this deponent and began the survey at this tree which the said Edmonston declared it was a bounded tree of "Lone Head" or the beginning tree of "Lone Head" but does not remember
      Benjamin Belt, Jr. aged about 60 years declares that about 33 years ago his brother Joseph Belt intending to purchase a tract called "Henrietta Maria" applied to Mr. James Pearrie now deceased to show the land in company with the aforesaid Joseph Belt and this deponent and thence came to this tree which he said was the beginning tree of "Lone Head" belonging to James Beall. not having time to take all the examination the commission adjourned to tomorrow morning and met at the top of the hill where a large stone of a oak tree which is now set a sassafras post
      James Perrie aged about 42 years declares about 25 years ago Mr. James Pearrie, deceased father to this deponent showed him the lines of his land and coming to this place showed him a bounded red oak tree which this is the stump and told him it was James Beall's original tree and he asked him why it was called that and he replied that when old James Beall took up his land, meaning "Lone Head", he began at this tree and included my land in his survey that when the said James Beall found he had included the land he made a new survey and began at the bounded tree below the round marsh and run to the said James Pearrie, deceased bound tree and then came with his lines to this tree.
      John Pearrie aged about 36 or 37 years declares that he knew the bounded red oak tree which this is the stump upwards of 20 years ago which is always been esteemed the original tree of "Lone Head"

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