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

Jane Fenwick

Female 1618 - 1659  (41 years)


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  • Name Jane Fenwick 
    Born 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Feb 1658/59  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034524  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father Family Fenwick 
    Family ID F02586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Smith,   b. Abt 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Jun 1638, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gertrude Smith,   b. Abt 1636, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jane Smith,   b. Abt 1637, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1673, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F20255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Phillip Taylor,   b. 1610, Marden, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1645/46, Northampton County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Aft 1638  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Taylor,   b. 1641, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Taylor,   b. 1643, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1685, Talbot County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F20256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 William Eltonhead,   b. 1615, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1655, Annapolish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Bef 15 Nov 1649  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F20257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • also married

      thomas smyth 1645 kent hung
      gertrude & jane daughters

      Philip tayor d bef 1649
      sarah and thomas kids

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      4/9/1664: The Depositione of Jno Anderton. This depont aged 36 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examined Sayth that about the 28th of March in the yeare 1655 att Seauerne Mr William Eltonhead Called to him this Deponant and desired him to take notice of what hee then said, as to the disposing of his Estate, was and should stand for his last Will hee being a Prisoner, and hauing the Benifitt of paper and inke which caused him to declare by word of mouth to which this Depont was a wittnes as followeth Impr that hee left his land and prsonall Estate to his wife att her disposing, and farther did desire his said wife to bestow on Robert and Richard ifenwicke something as a remembrance of him. John Anderton. Taken before mee this 9th Aprill 1664. Charles Caluert. (Archives of Maryland, Vol. 49, p. 206). NOTE: Robert and Richard Fenwick were the children of Cuthbert Fenwick and his second, wife Jane Eltonhead, widow of Robert Moryson.

      1667/1668: Thomas Smyth was put to death in a rebellion on Kent Island.
      His estate was delivered to Jane Smyth, relict of sd. Thomas Smyth for the use of her two young female children. The land is now in dispute by Gutrud, wife of John Anderton and dau. of sd. Thomas Smyth. Kent Co. (Archives of Maryland).

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      Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650
      Volume 4, Page 527 : Court and Testamentary Business, 1649

      At a Court held at St Maries die Jovis 15th Novembr 1649

      prsent
      Tho: Greene Esqr deputy Governor
      Capt John Price
      Mr Tho: Hatton Secretary
      Mr John Pile
      Capt Robert Vaughan

      Willm Eltonhead gent in the right of his wife plte
      Lt Richard Bancks and the
      rest of the Administrators
      of Tho: Allen deceased defts

      The pltes suite being to bee releived for 680# of Tob and caske due vppon 2 Bills shewed in Court. By one of wch it appeared that the decedent Allen was ingaged vnto the pltes wife then the relict of Smith gent for paymt of 600 l of Tob to her in November 1639 And by the other the said Allen was to pay to daniell Cugly or his Assignes 80 l of Tob in October 1639.
      Wherevnto the defts alleadged that 381 l of Tob: part of the said debte was satisfyed and pduced a Receipt thereof vnder the hand of one Giles Bashawe (whom Mrs Eltonhead present in Court acknowledged was Attorney of Capt Phillipp Taylor her former Husband) and was paid to the said Capt Taylors vse wherevnto noe obieccon being made It is ordered that the said defendts shall pay vnto the plaintiffe Twoe hundred nynety and nyne pounds of Tob: being the Remainder of the said debt due vppon the said Bills. Execuc ad satisfaciend 12o ffebr
      At the request of the Administrators of Tho. Allen deceased who alleadged that (as they conceived they had welneere satis fyed to the value of the Inventory and desired time till the next Court to pfect theire Accompt It is there vppon ordered that they have tyme till the next Court to perfect theire Accompt And that all Accons entred against the said Estate bee respited till then
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      Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1657
      Volume 10, Page 503

      Liber B#3
      Ordr to mrs Jane Eltonhead for Admraon Administration is Granted to mrs Jane Eltonhead upon the Estate of her husband mr William Eltonhead Deceased

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      Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1657
      Volume 10, Page 553
      Liber B#3

      Jane Eltonhead Administratrix of mr William Eltonhead deceased, for a debt of two thousand two hundred and nineteen pounds of Tobacco and Caske. And the Sd mrs Eltonhead alledging the debt to be paid, The plantiffe desireing respite untill the next Court, The Court doth order that that Action be respited untill the next Court, and that the Said mrs Eltonhead put in Securitie for her appearance either by her Self or Lawfull Attorney to Answer the Said Suit at the next Court.
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      Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1657
      Volume 10, Page 563
      Liber B#3

      Mrs Jane Eltonhead aged forty yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Examined in open Court Sayth that She this Deponent heard Capt ifendall Say that Collo Smith had a Boy aboard, who was no Servant, but that he thought if he the Said ifendall would give him good words, he mought make him his Servant or words to that purpose Signum

      Jane x Eltonhead

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      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
      Volume 41, Page 38; March 26, 1658
      Edward Eltonhead one of the Masters of the Chancery pe Attorn. the honble Josias ffendall Goue of this Province de[man]deth of Jane Eltonhead, the Relict of Willm Eltonhead of this Province, a
      Debt of one hundred & Twenty pounds Sterl. due By Bond, from her late husband. Eod. Writt to the Sheriffe of ye County of Caluerton to arrest &c: Ret: att the next Prouinciall Court to bee held att St Leonard the County aforesd 26o Aprilis next
      ===
      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
      Volume 41, Page 78 ; 1658

      Whereas Edward Eltonhead pe Attornat, Josyas ffendall Esqr Gour of this prouince, Producing a Bond or Obligaon under the hand & Seale of Willm Eltonhead deceased, for the paymt of ffifty Three pownds, Ten shillings sterl. as by the sd Deed more att large appeareth, And the deft (being Admistratrix to the Estate of the sd Willm Eltonhead her deceased husband) not being able to proue the paymt of any part thereof, It is Ordered by this Court That an Inuentory of the sd Estate, be gyuen in uppon Oath, by the Admistratrix wthin one month, & tht the estate soe Inuentorized bee appraysed by the Oath of Henry Coursey Gentn Robert Taylor, George Reade and Barnaby Jackson, or any Two of them, And tht the sd Admistratrix satisfy the sd Bond, out of the sd Estate. And because all money debts are payd wth Tobacco in this Country, It is Ordered likewise That the plf take Tobacco pickd & culld wthout seconds & grownd leaues att Two pence Sterl pe pownd.
      And the Admistratrix of Willm Eltohead Deceased desyred to make tender of the Estate in Satisfaction of the Debt mentioned in the aforesd Order. Whereuppon the Court considering tht noe Admistrator is by Law bownd to pay further then they haue receued Assetts, Doe Order tht the sd Edward Eltonhead or his Attorney, be possessed wth the sd Estate, to be disposed of for his satisfaction, And to tht end tht an Inuentory be deliuered in uppon Oath by the sd Admistratrix, & tht the Estate soe inuentorized bee appraysed uppon Oath, as in the former Order graunted in this cause, And tht the Admistratrix bee allowed her Dowry, according to the Law & Custome of England.
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      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
      Volume 41, Page 305
      Nouembr the 29th 1658
      Receiued of Mrs Jane Eltonhead of Patuxt in the Prouince of Maryland Six Thowsand & sixty nine weight of Tob. & cask being part of an Order of Court graunted against her att the suite of Mr
      Edward Eltonhead of the Temple in London I say receiued by me by uertue of a Letter of Attorney from him the sd Eltonhead Josias ffendall
      Test Ri: Smith Tho: Hinson.
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      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
      Volume 41, Page 179; 1658

      Calvert County. Command Jane Eltonhead of Calvert County, That shee hould plea to ffrancis Anketill of the sd County, of a parcell of Land, commoly called Anketills neck, Bownded wth Two
      Creeks & the path, that leads from her the sd Eltonheads howse unto John Holfheads, now in the possesn of ffrancis Anketill aforesd Con : one hundd & Twenty acres more or lesse.
      Josias ffendall

      And the ffinall Concord betweene the peties aforesd is, That the sd Neck of Land, wth all Edifices, gardens, orchards &c: shall bee to him the sd ffrancis Anketill, his heyres & Assignes for euer, under the yearely Rent of One Barrell of sownd Indian Corne to be payd, att the Natiuity of our Lord, Prouided tht if att any time the sd ffrancis or his heyres, shall att any time desyre to sell the sd neck of Land in ffee, hee, or they, shall first make offer of the sd neck of Land to the sd Jane Eltonhead & her heyres
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      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1659
      Volume 41, Page 345; 1659

      Came afore the Board Thomas Taylor of Patuxt Riuer in Caluert County, & sheweth how tht his Mother Jane Eltonhead, the Relict of Willm Eltonhead Esqr, being lately Deceased, & hee thereby left Orphane about the age of sixteene or seauenteene yeares, Craueth the Priuiledge of choosing his Guardian, Wch was graunted him, And the sd Thomas Taylor made choyce of Mrs Jane Eltonhead.
      Ordered tht the sd Jane Eltonhead take out Lres of Admistraon, & giue in a true & pefect Inuentory of the Estate of the sd Jane Eltonhead, in behalfe of the Orphane. And an accompt when euer shee shall bee thereto requyred by the Judge in Testamentary Causes in this Prouince

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