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

William Key

Male 1687 - 1726  (39 years)


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  • Name William Key 
    Born 1687  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1726  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034487  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Henry Key,   b. Abt 1666,   d. 30 Aug 1698, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married Abt 1686  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret MNU Key,   b. Bef 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1724  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Key,   b. Bef 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F20234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      William Key 11.505 CH £28.16.7 Aug 16 1726 Sep 9 1726
      Appraisers: Thomas Mathews, Matthew Stone.
      Creditors: John Parnham.
      Next of kin: Sarah Carpenter, Thomas Barron.
      Administrators: Lewis Williams and his wife (name not given).
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      William Key 9.252 A CH £28.16.7 £6.17.6 Jan 21 1728
      Payments to: John Allen, Benjamin Carpenter, Anne Mecan paid to John Waters, Samuel Hanson, Daniell MacDaniel.
      Administratrix: Margaret Williams, wife of Lewis Williams.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      June 1699/1700 - William Key and Job Key, orphans of Henry Key, deceased; bound to Thomas Jenkins to age 21 years; William now being 12 1/2 years and Job now being 4 years and 3 weeks of age.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber A No. 2, pp. 208-9.

      June 1699/1700 - Victoria Key, another of the orphans of Henry Key, deceased; bound to Darby OCaine till age 16 years; now being 8 years and 7 months of age.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber A No. 2, pp. 208-9.

      Dec. 1701 - Sarah Key, orphan of Henry Key, deceased; bound to Charles Calvert to age 16 years.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber A No. 2, pp. 208-9
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 202
      15 Sep 1710; recorded at request of William Key:
      May 1710; Indenture between John Bannister, carpenter, and William Key, planter; for rents and services; lease of tract called LINDSEY; /s/ John Bannister, William Key; wit. Joseph Harrison, George Geddes; proved in open court Aug 1710
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 304-14: LINDSEY: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Allen, John: Surveyed 18 May 1658 for Edmund Lindsey on the East side of the Easternmost branch of Nanjemoy Creek. (see folio 334): Other notes - 100 Acres - Joseph Harrison from John & James Allen; 16 Nov 1717
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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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      from Norma

      The point of this deed is to show that William Key lived next to Matthew Stone's Pointon Manor as shown in the deed between George Lanham and Thomas Maris.

      p. 52, TLC Genealogy, Charles County Land Records, 1722-1729; Book L#2
      Page 235. At the request of Jno Allen, the following lease was recorded this Sep 3, 1725.
      Mar 10, 1724 from Mattw Stone of CC, Gent, to John Allen of CC, planter, for the yearly rents and for divers other causes, the lease of part of a tract of land in CC whereon the same Matthew now dwells, which part is bounded by Wm Keys, the plantation of the sd Mattw. This is a 10 year lease, to commence from Dec 25 of the year above mentioned. John Allen may cut down timber for building of any other improvements which sd John shall have occasion of. John may not waste or embezzle any timber. The rent, after the 1st 2 years, is 500 lbs of tobacco. John agrees to build 1 dwelling house 15 foot long & 15 foot wide, and 1 tobacco house 40 foot long, as is usual to build them. Also, John is to plant 80 apple trees & to keep them within close fence. Matthew is to deliver the quantity of apple trees unto John Alen, as before mentioned. Sd Alien shall not employ or keep more than 4 working hands, his wife included, to finish or make a crop. Signed - Mattw Stone. Wit - Walter Story*!
      , Robt Hanson*.

      p. 69, TLC Genealogy, Charles County Land Records 1744-1752; Book Z#2
      Page 122. At the request of John Stone, the following deed was recorded on Sep 11, 1746.
      Jul 3, 1746 from Henry Key of CC, planter, to John Stone of CC, planter, for 50 shillings sterling and also for divers other good causes, a certain parcel of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Drury Lane, adjoining a tract of land called Pointon Manner, containing 6 acres. If Margaret Williams, mother of the said Henry should claim the land in right of her dower in Drury Lane, then John Stone shall have liberty to enter upon and enjoy the full two thirds parts of Drury Lane exclusive of sd Margaret's right of dower during Henry's absence on the now intended expedition against Canaday in which he has enlisted himself a soldier. Signed - Henry (X his mark) Key. Wit - Robert Hanson, Samuel Hanson.

      p. 118, TLC Genealogy, Charles County Land Records 1744-1752; Book Z#2
      Page 322. At the request of Benjamin Reader, the following deed was recorded on Mar 29, 1749.
      Nov 11, 1748 from Henry Key, late of CC but now of Augusta County, Virginia, planter, to Benjamin Reader of CC, planter, for 30 £paper currency & 20 £current gold, and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called Drury Lane, formerly laid out for Gerrard Brown, bounded by Pointen Manner, the land formerly laid out for James Lynsey, containing and laid out for about 100 acres, excepting 6 acres already conveyed by sd Henry Key unto John Stone. Signed - Henry (I his mark) Key. Wit - Allen Davies, Walter Hanson.

      p. 131, TLC Genealogy, Charles County Land Records 1744-1752; Book Z#2
      Page 375. At the request of Benjamin Reeder, the following deed was recorded on Feb 3, 1749[/50].
      Aug 10, 1749 from Lewis Williams of CC, planter, and Margarett, his wife, to Benjamin Reeder of CC, planter, for 1100 lbs tobacco and for divers other good causes, all these thirds of a parcel in CC, called Drury laine, formerly laid out for Gerard Browne, bounded by Pointen Manner, the land formerly laid out for James Lindsey, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Lewis Williams, Margarett (X her mark) Williams. Wit - Thos Stone, Rd Harrison
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      From: Norma Lundgren
      Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2007 2:54:10 AM
      Subject: Post em

      Hi, Mike,
      I just posted a post-em note for you about William Key with wife Margaret.

      This is another abstract that bears on the family of Key that belong to the land record you posted.

      John Barren 3.191 CH £29.8.0 Aug 31 1719
      Appraisers: John Manning, Matthew Stone.
      Creditors: Benjamin Reeder, Jr.
      Next of kin: William Keye, Jobe Key.

      If you noticed, the NOK of William Key were Sarah Carpenter and Thomas Barren. I don't know how they were related as I haven't done intensive research on it.

      P.S. In his will, Job Chandler called Thomas Maris his "kinsman".
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      Drury Lane for William Key 1721 Land Records M 2, p. 143 0 0 MSA S 1558-52
      Key or Hey, William 1729-1733 Land Records M-2, p. 143 0 0 MSA C 2271-974
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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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