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

Henry Meese

Male Abt 1627 - 1692  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name Henry Meese 
    Born Abt 1627  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1682 and 1692  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039304  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father Family Meese 
    Family ID F42292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • looking for a source to proof this marriage. no public records have been located
     1. John Meese,   b. Bef 1675,   d. Bef 1733, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F10877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Pert,   d. Aft 1692, Mountnessing, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1675  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F22375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=stewdbkr&id=I10247

      Colonel Henry Meese," received a grant of 2,000 acres of land in Stafford county on June 7, 1666, and, as "Lieut. Col. HenryMeese," he was, in the year following, a member of the Northern Neck committee.

      On March 14, 1678-79, the King ordered that Meese be added to the council, and his commission was dated May10, 1680, but on Dec. 12, 1681, Lord Culpeper wrote that he had appointed a councillor in the place of Col. Henry Meese, who was living in England. It appears from the letters of William Fitzhugh that his wife survived him and made England her home. There is some reason to believe that he left a daughter Grace, who married Charles Ashton, of Northumberland county, Virginia, ancestor of the well-known family of that name. The following information is taken from the Visitation of Oxford. Sent to me by William Deyo.
      1. Robert Meese,Overwharton, England married daughter of Tooley. She was from Birmingham, Oxford, England.
      2. John Robert Meese Sr. married Margaret Cox of Overwharton, Oxford, England.
      3. John Robert Meese Jr. Overwharton, Oxford, England, married Mercye Brend, daughter of Nicholas Brend, Esquire, West Moulsey, Surry Cty, England. John and Mercye had 13 children: John, Robert, Sigismund, Francis, George, Michael, Henry (my line), Nicholas was baptised April 13, 1629, Charles, Mathew, Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth was born 1625 and died 1656, wife of Richard Woodhull. She has a black marble table beside the altar in the church of Mollington, England. Would love to exchange information with anyone who is related or interested in this Meese family.

      === Research notes from Jeanie Roberts

      http://www.indianreservations.net/2016/03/colonel-henry-meese-and-his-wife -otonah.html

      This is a link to an article I wrote about Henry Meese. It lays out my case for him not marrying an Indian Woman. His wife Ann Pert died in England and is buried at Mountnessing, Essex, her childhood home. This is proven by the will of Henry and Ann's daughter Ann who died in London in 1719. She asked to be buried at Mountnessing next to her mother. She, Anne, died unmarried. Henry Jr. also died very young and in London as proved by his will. The other children, Francis and John I have been unable to trace but both were infants when their father died in 1682.In fact, I believe John was born in 1681. IF either of them came to Virginia it would have to have been after 1700.

      IF Henry had a daughter named Grace, born in 1648 she would have to have been born in England as Henry did not show up in Maryland until 1654, or at least that is his earliest record. In any case he did not name any children in his will other than the four he had with Ann Pert.

      === Research notes from Jeanie Roberts
      Henry Meese was born in 1627. In 1641 he was apprenticed to Thomas Purcell of the London Drapers Guild for a period of 8 years. Father is confirmed as Robert Mease of Overwarton, Oxon in the apprenticeship agreement. see www.londonroll.org for his apprenticeship.
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 287-288
      KNOW ALL MEN that I HENRY MEES do hereby appointe WILLIAM (missing) my true & 1awfull Attorney for me to place to Sue arrest Imprizon & Implead the Exrs, of Coll, WILLIAM UNDERWOOD late deced for a debt due by Bill for BEAVER One hundred forty six pounds & a Calf & what my foresd Attorney shall lawfully doe in the premises for me I do hereby ratify & confirme to be as full as if I my self
      were personally present In Witness I have sett my hand & seale this 10th day of Feb 1663
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=109&last=110&g_p=G2&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Gregg, Thomas, Jr.
      Publication 26 January 1694/1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 200 acres upon Potomack Creek, adjoining Col. Henry Meese.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 109-110 (Reel 288).
      P. -260a TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I ANNE MEESE of LONDON Widdow Executrix of ye last Will and Testament off HENRY MEESE late of LONDON Merchant deceased Whereas my said husband by his Last Will and Testament under his hande proved in ye Perogative Court did give to me his real! & personall Estate in Virga to bee by mee sold and whereas a certaine plantation or divident of lande on which my said husbande formerly lived beinge in Stafford County in Virga, and now in ye possession of one JOHN WAUGH Clerke is by him from me unlawfully kept and detained Know ye that I ye said ANNE MEESE have made GEORGE LUKE of Stafford County Merchant now resideinge in LONDON and returninge to Virga. my true and lawfull Attorney and deputy for mee to enter upon ye aforesaid Plantation wth ye houses lande and appurtenances and possession & seizen for me to take and him ye said JOHN WAUGH and all others therefrom to expel! 4c remove and also to take possession of all such horses mares Cattle & stock to ye said plantation belonginge and to demande and recover all such sume and sumes of money and Tobacco to me due from said JOHN WAUGH or any other pson in Virginia by or for ye rent of said plantation or otherwise giveinge my said Attorney all my power in execution of ye premises. In Wittness I have sett my hande and Seale the Eleventh day of December 1691 and in the Third yeare of ye Reigne off our Sovereign Lord &. lady KINGE WILLIAM & QUEENE MARY In presence of MATTROM SPENCER. ANNE MEESE
      Recorded this 13th day of September 1692
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 365-376
      To all Christian People .. Now Know ye that I JOSEPH WAUGH for full sum 3500 pounds Tobo by me and my Order in hand already reced of THOMAS GREGG of county afsd .. assign 20 acres of land be the same more or less lying in county afsd bounded .. southerly & easterly with Whipsowarsom Creek or gut northerly upon Potomack Creek westerly with the land of the said 20 acres being a point of land included on the upper side of Wippowarsam by pattent for 1000 acres of land granted first to Collo. THOS. PETTIS bearing date the 10th of February 1652 after renewed by Order of Governour & Council bearing date 15th day March 1658 and after that renewed to Mr. HENRY MEESE by pattent bearing date 20th day October 1665 and since by divers conveyances conveyed down first to my Father JOHN WAUGH deced then to me Joseph Waugh & John Waugh my Brother the 20 acres hereby sold being part of said 2000 (sic) acres .. 8th July 1707.
      Presence Leo: Tarent, Joseph Waugh
      Thos. Ballard, Wm. Heaberd
      Memorandum that on 9th day July 1707 Joseph Waugh delivered livery & seizin ., of Turff & Twigg in name of the whole .. in presence JOHN WAUGH, ABRAHAM FARROW.
      At a Court held 9th July 1707 The within Deed of Sale acknowledged by Joseph Waugh in person unto Thos. Gregg Centl. and RACHEL WAUGH in person relinquished her right of dower to same which together with deed is ordered to be recorded
      is recorded.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 534
      MR. HENRY MEESE, 1000 acs. Stafford Co., 20 Oct. 1665, p. 432, (513). S. side of Potomack Cr., beg. on E. side of a swamp & small gutt deviding this & another tract in possession of sd. Meese, extending S. &c. to greate Eastern br. of Wipsewasin Cr. including a poynt of land on the W. side of sd. Cr. abutting upon Potomack Cr. &c. Granted to Col. Thomas Pettus, Esqr., 15 Mar. 1658 & by him & Eliz. his wife assigned to sd. Meese & ack'd. in court by Major Edward Griffeth, Atty. of sd. Pettus & wife, as by records of W'moreland Co. will more fully appear.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 559
      LT. COL. HENRY MEESE, 2000 acs. Stafford Co., 7 June 1666, p. 514, (630). S. side of Potomack Cr., 1000 acs. beg. on E. side of a Sw. & small gutt deviding this & land now in possession of sd. Meese, extending S. &c. to a greate E. br. of Whiptewasin Cr. & 1000 acs. bounded N. by sd. 1000 acs., E. by land of Thomas Griggs, W. by land now in possession of Mr. Wm. Horton & Mr. Wm. Heaberd. 1000 acs. by pattent dated 20 Oct. 1665 & 1000 acs. due for trans. of 20 pers: Jno. Hale, Neale 0 dannell, Wm. Rushton, Andrew Lewis, Richd. Cole, Andrew Dollert, Charles Elliott, Abram Beechington, Peter Codring, Robert May, Roger Collingwood, Richd. Plimridg, Jno. Plason, Jno. Barrett, Ri. Thorpe, An Hayes, Jno. Mader, Gabriell Thorpe, Wm. Wmson, Jno. Scolcroft.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 560
      THOMAS GREEG (Greg), 450 acs. W'moreland Co., upon branches of Passbetansee, 18 Mar. 1662, p. 515, (632). S.E. with the main br. or run of sd. creek, which devides this & land of Wm. & Jno. Heaberd, &c. to land formerly belonging to Jno. Bainely, N.W. with land of Henry Meese, Merchant, & N.E. with a tract called Whitbyes land. Trans. of 9 pers: Jno. Nicholls, Wm. Jones, Susan Haman, Edward Niker (?), Jno. Harvey, Wm. Dairies, Jno. Gore, Edward Wms., Peter Store.
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 170-171
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I HENRY MEESE of the County of STAFFORD doe constitute and appoynt Majr. JOHN WEIR my true and lawfull Attorney for me and inmy name to aske demand sue for receive and recover all Debts or Dues any wayes due owing or belonging to me the sd Henry Meese from any person wtsoever giveing and by these presents granting to my said Attorney full power to arrest implead and Imprizon and uppon recovering Sattisfaccon to Release accquitt & discharge Rattifying and confirming wt. my sd Attorney shall Lawfully Doe in the premises Wittness my hand & seale this 13th day of 9br 1666
      In presents of JOHN WASHINGTON Henry Meese
      Recordat in Com Rappa 6th Die Febry 1666

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