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

Catherine Miles

Female Bef 1672 - Aft 1721  (> 50 years)


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  • Name Catherine Miles 
    Born Bef 1672 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 15 Aug 1721  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031671  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father Francis Miles,   b. Bef 1659,   d. 23 Sep 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Family ID F18916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Wiseman,   b. Bef 1668,   d. 13 Jul 1704, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married Bef 1688  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wiseman,   b. Bef 1687, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     2. Catherine Wiseman,   b. Bef 1688, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     3. John Wiseman,   b. Abt 1690, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1717, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. Robert Wiseman,   b. Abt 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1737, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F05207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Shirley,   b. Bef 1666,   d. 19 Nov 1737, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Sep 1705  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The John WISEMAN will signed 6th Dec., 1703 and proven 13th July, 1704 is liber 3 folio 242. Ref: The Maryland Calendar of Wills. The Last Will of In the name of God Amen, the sixth day of John Wiseman December, Anno Seventeen hundred and three, I John Wiseman of St. Mary's County in the province of Maryland being sick of body but of good & perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to rememberance the uncertaine Estate of this transitory life, and that all flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please God to call, doe make constitute, ordaine, and declare, this my last will & Testament in manner and form following. Jusp. I give and commit, my soul unto Allmighty God my Savior & Redeemer in ____ and by the merits, of Jesus Christ, I trust, and believe, assuredly, to be saved and my body to be buried, at the Chappell of St. Maries; and now for ___ setting, my temporall Estate, I doe order give and dispose the same in manner and Form Following.

      1st I give & bequeath unto my eldest son John Wiseman, all the plantation & Land I now live on, together with the one, _orty of land I bought of Hugh Hopewell, next adjoyning to the same to him the said John Wiseman, his heirs, and assignes forever.

      2ndly I give & bequeath, unto my youngest son Robert Wiseman, the uppermost half of the land I bought of Hugh Hopewell, to him & his heirs forever.

      3rdly I give unto my youngest daughter, my youngest negro boy, to be delivered to her at the age of eighteen or day of marriage and in case if said boy should, dye before she arrives at __ age of eighteen or day of marriage, then my will is that she be paid by my Executrix, the sum of ten pounds Sterling

      4thly my eldest negro boy I give unto my eldest son John Wiseman, to be delivered him, at the age of one & twenty.

      5thly I give my negro man and Woman with all their future, encrease, to be equally devided, between my two sons, to be delivered them at the age of one and twenty years.

      6Thly I give unto my Daughter Mary Wiseman one hundred acres of Land, being near anomak Valley on Pattux out maine Roade to her & her heirs forever.

      7Thly and lastly I leave my loving wife Catherine Wiseman, my whole, and sole Executrix and the whole management of my personall Estate for the good of herself, and my children, during her widowhood. And in case she marry, then my will is, that she give good & suffiecient, secrity for two thirs, therof, to be delivered, and paid, equally to my two youngest children, at ages, herein before mentioned, for the performance, whereof I leave my son in law, Cornelius Manning Trustee to demand, require, and see, the same Legally performed accoeding to the true intent, and meaning of this my last will, and testament, In Witness wherof I have hereunto, sett my hand, and seall, the day, and year, first within mentioned.
      Signed sealed & dd in presense of July 18th 1704 Tho Courtney

      Then came Thomas Courtney, & George Mason, George Mason Gilbert Robinson, three of the witnesses to the Gilbert Robinson within witten will, and made Oath, that they saw C. Butler the above, named John Wiseman the testator, signe seale publish and declare the above and within written, to be his last will and Testament, and that at the doing thereof, he was of, sound perfect, mind & memory. Jurat die & anno Sup CorAnne me Maryland Regr ls Prerogative
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      Miles, Francis, St Mary's Co., -- --- ----; 23rd Sept., 1700.
      To grandson Francis, son of John Miles, 100 A., "Back Acres," and 100 A., "Miles Meadow," St Mary's Co.
      To Robert Wiseman, son of John Wiseman, "Back Acres" afsd. in event of death of sd. grandson without issue.
      To Mary, dau. of John Miles, and hrs., "Miles Meadow" in event of death of sd. grandson without issue; to pass in turn to John, son of John Miles afsd.
      To dau. Catherine Wiseman, personalty.
      Exs.: Wm. Aisquith, Wm. A Horne.
      Test: Cornelius Manning, Abraham Rhoades, Mary Manning. 6. 375.
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      Anne Arundel Parish Records - F. Edward Wright
      ST. ANNE'S PARISH
      Catherine Burnes (of David) bapt. 3 Feb 1708/7.
      Godfather was George Valentine, godmother was Catherine Sherly
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      Wiseman, John, St. Mary's Co., 6th Dec., 1703; 13th July, 1704.
      To eld. son John and hrs., dwelling plantation and 1/2 of land bought from Hugh Hopewell.
      To young, son Robert, residue of land bought from Hugh Hopewell.
      To young. dau. (unnamed), personalty.
      To dau. Mary Manning and hrs., 100 A. nr. Accomack Valley on Patuxent main road.
      Wife Catherine, extx. and residuary legatee of estate during widowhood. In event of her marriage to have dower rights only.
      Overseer: Son-in-law Cornelius Manning.
      Test: Thos. Courtney, Geo. Mason, Gilbert Robinson, C. Butler. 3. 242.
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      John Wiseman 25.52 A SM 292.9.11 13.10.0 Sep 20 1705
      Received from: Elisabeth Watts of England.
      Payments to: William Taylard, John Maning.
      Executrix: Katherine Shirley, wife of Richard Shirley.
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      John Wiseman 28.223 A 2.4.6 Jun 4 1708
      Received from: Elisabeth Watts (widow), Cecill Butler.
      Payments to: Esq. Brooke, Col. Contee.
      Executrix: Katherine Shirley, wife of Richard Shirley.
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      Wiseman, John, St. Mary's Co., 26th Jan., 1716; 18th Apr., 1717.
      To father, Richard Shirley, ex., and mother, Katherine, his wife, personalty for life.
      To bros. Robert Wiseman, Richard Shirley, sister Catherine Greenwell, cousin Francis Miles, personalty.
      Test: Nich. Richardson, Francis Miles, Mary Miles. 14. 238.
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      Mr. John Wiseman 3.71 A SM 301.18.11 Jul 20 1720
      Payments to: John Wiseman (eldest son), Robertt Wiseman (son) for his brother's (unnamed) estate, Kathrine Wiseman (daughter) who married Mr. John Greenwell, John Baker.
      Distribution to: executrix (1/3).
      Residue to: children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Kathrine Shurley, wife of Mr. Richard Shurley.
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      Maning (Manning), Cornelius, St Mary's County, 10th Apr., 1721; 15th Aug., 1721.
      To son Cornelius and hrs., plantation in Porkhall neck ---, whereon Henry Nowell lately lived, now in poss. of Dr. Johnson; "Maning's Hold," in Smith's Neck, and tract joining Calvert's Cr., bou. of George Parker; shd. sd. son die without issue, to his sister ---.
      To 2 daus., Mary Mills and Ann, and their hrs., residue of "Porkhall neck"; shd. either dau. die without issue, survivor to inherit portion of dec'd.
      To John, son of John Maning, dec'd, "Biggs" or "Cornelius' Swamp"; shd. he die without issue, to revert to estate.
      To William, son of Edward Morgan, and George Thurald, personalty.
      To wife Eliza., dwelling plantation, "Hatton's," during life, provided she lives thereon, otherwise John Mills to take charge of sd. plantation and son Cornelius, until he arrives at age of 21; also 1/3 of residue of personal estate, remaining 2/3 to be divided among 3 child. afsd,
      Dau. Anne to care of her grandmother Shurly; shd. she refuse, to her sister Mills, until 16 or day of marriage.
      Exs.: Wife Eliza, and John Mills.
      Test: Archball Johnstone, Mary Johnstone, Rodolph Simon, Wm. Johnson. 17, 6.