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

Penelope Theobald

Female 1654 - 1702  (48 years)


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  • Name Penelope Theobald  [1
    Born 1654  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Oct 1702  William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I037796  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Clement Theobald,   b. 1620, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1675/76, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Maria MNU Theobald,   b. Aft 1624,   d. Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1651  Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richard Morris,   b. Abt 1637,   d. 14 May 1686, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1677  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Morris,   b. 1677, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Mary Morris,   b. 22 Dec 1680, Cedar Point Neck, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1719, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Christopher Morris,   b. 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1699, Charles County, Maryland - Account Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. Penelope Morris,   b. 13 Nov 1684, Cedar Point Neck, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. John Morris,   b. Abt 1685, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susannah Morris,   b. Abt 1686, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Land,   b. Abt 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1691/92, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 1687  William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Land,   b. 8 Oct 1687, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Land,   b. 12 Jan 1688/89, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Land,   b. 4 Apr 1691, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Jan 1749/50, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years)
     4. Susannah Land,   b. 8 Nov 1694, William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Land, Penelope, Chas. County, 10th May, 1702; 20th Oct 1702
      To eld. dau. Mary, son John and dau. Eliza:, personalty.
      Son John and dau. Eliza: to live with son-in-law Walter Storey during their minority and to be under his care and that of brother John Theobald.
      to dau. Susanna, personalty; sd. dau. to live with dau. Penelope and her husband, Joseph Douglass, until she is 16 yrs. of age.
      to dau. Penelope, John Scroggin and godson George Scroggin,, personalty.
      to sons-in-law Walter Storey and Joseph Douglase, exs.., residue of estate for maintenance of minor child. afsd.
      Test: Wm. Harbert, Mary Theobald, Diana Morris.11.299.
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      Mrs. Penelope Land 23.181 I 14,3,6 Nov 18 1702
      Appraisers: Thomas Dixon, John Comptony (also John Coulston).

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      June 1699/1700 - John Scroggen, one of the orphans of George Scroggens, deceased; bound to Mrs. Penelope Land to age 21 years; said Mrs. Land dying, said Scroggens was (in Nov. Court 1702) bound to Capt. Walter Storey.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber A No. 2, pp. 208-9.
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      Theobalds, John, planter, Chas. County, 18th Oct., 1712; 24th July, 1713.
      To eld. son William and male hrs., dwelling plantation,, 2 tracts, viz., 50 A.,. '"Betty's Delight" and 100 A., "Planter's Delight" and personalty, including mare branded H. S.
      To son John, 100 A.., "Greena" in Charles Co.,, in the woods on W. side main branch of Portobacco Creek, about 2 miles from head of sd. Creek, and personalty, including mare formerly belonging to Penelope Theobald.
      To dau. Mary and to dau. Charity, at 16 yrs. or marriage, personalty.
      To wife Mary, extx., residue Of estate and life interest in 1/3 lands afsd. devised to son William; 2 sons to be of age at 18 yrs. in event of marriage of wife.
      Test: Mary Hanson, Robert Hanson, John Gardner, 13.540.
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      Richard Long [LAND] 10.382 A 91.17.2 97.0.6 Aug 2 1695
      Payments to: Anne Huth, Jeffy Cole, Francis Shefeill, Mr. Thomas Hussey, Hon, John Court, Esq., Ralph Smith, William Smith, Francis Green, Maj. William Dent William Thompson, Robert Carss, John Ross, Thomas Gibson, Gilbert Clarie, Alderman Haughton, Mr. Thomson (minister), Stephen Mankin, George Scroggin, John Courts, Sr., John Downes, Capt. Randolph Brent, John Dougles, Thomas Carvile, Thomas Worland.
      Mentions: Jonas Kinsburry on 4 May 1696.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), orphans (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Mrs. Penelope Land.
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      Mary Fountain, born say 1675, the servant of Emanuel Ratclife, was presented by the Charles County court on 13 March 1693/4 for having an illegitimate child. She was living at Penelope Land's on 14 June 1698 when she was presented for the same offense. And she was the servant of Penelope Land on 14 January 1700/1 when she was presented for having a "Mollatto" child. She confessed to the fact on 11 March 1700/1 [Court and Land Record 1692(3)-94, 242; Court Record 1696-1701/2, 373, 397; 1698(9)-1699/1700, 176].
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      Thomas Fountain, born in May 1698, a "Mallattoe," was almost six years old on 14 March 1703/4 when the Charles County court bound him to Joseph Douglass until the age of thirty-one. He had been purchased from the William and Mary Vestry by Mrs. Land and given to her daughter Penelope Douglass, wife of Joseph Douglass. Thomas was the "Mallatto Servant" of Captain Joseph Douglass on 11 March 1728/9 when the Charles County court ordered that he serve his master an additional ten days for each of the thirty days he had absented himself from his master's service [Court Record 1701-4, 327; 1727-31, 231].

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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