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

Anne Toft

Female 1643 - Abt 1687  (44 years)


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  • Name Anne Toft 
    Born 1643  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1687  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039955  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Edmund Scarborough,   b. 2 Oct 1617, St. Martin's in-the-Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1670 and 23 May 1671, Occahannock Creek, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Atlanta Toft,   b. Abt 1661, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Nov 1691, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     2. Annabella Toft,   b. Abt 1665, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Arcadia Toft,   b. Bef 6 Sep 1669, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1710, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F10272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Daniel Jenifer,   b. 1637, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1692/93, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1671  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel 'of St. Thomas' Jenifer,   b. 3 May 1672, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1730, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Daniel 'of St. Thomas' {Addl Records} Jenifer,   b. 3 May 1672, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1730, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F10263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Papenfuse, Edward C., et al., "Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (Jennifer)," in A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789, Vol. I, I-Z (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985), 485-486

      JENIFER, DANIEL (ca. 1637óca. 1692). BORN: ca. 1637, in England.
      IMMIGRATED: by April 1662, as a free adult.
      RESIDED: in St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County; later in Calvert County; moved to Accomack County, Virginia, ca. 1672, where he lived on "Gargaphia," the plantation belonging to his second wife.
      MARRIED first, ca. 1669, Mary (?óca. 1670), widow of William Smith, an innholder of St. Mary's County.
      MARRIED second, in 1671, Ann Toft (ca. 1643 - ca. 1687) of Accomack County, Virginia.
      CHILDREN. SON: Daniel of St. Thomas (1672-1730), who married first, Elizabeth Michael, and second, by 1706, Elizabeth Ashcomb.
      STEPDAUGHTERS: Arcadia Toft, who married Thomas Welburne (?-1703); Attalanta Toft, who married first, John Osborne (?-1687), and second, William Whittington (ca. 1650-1720); and Annabella Toft, who married first, Francis Lee of London, and second, John Marshall.
      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; had clerical skills.
      RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic.
      SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: transported five others on arrival; Gent., by 1664/65.
      OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: placeman; innkeeper; attorney, admitted to practice in the Provincial Court, 1666; land speculator; planter.
      PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1671 (Accounts 2; moved to Virginia after the 2nd session of the 1671-1674/75 Assembly).
      OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: clerk of the Provincial Court and Secretary's Office, by 1663/64¨1669; deputy surveyor general, 1665/66.
      LOCAL OFFICES: alderman, St. Mary's City, 1668, 1671.
      MILITARY SERVICE: lieutenant, 1667; captain, 1668; colonel in Accomack County, Virginia, by 1683.
      OUT OF COLONY SERVICE: justice, Accomack County, appointed 1677; sheriff, Accomack County, 1680; burgess, Accomack County, 1684.
      STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: supported Gov. William Berkeley against Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1676.
      WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: headed household of 40 tithables in Virginia, 1675 (Ann Toft's household had included 45 tithables in 1670).
      LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: patented over 5,000 acres in Maryland, 1666-1671; acquired at least 11,300 acres in Accomack County, Virginia, through marriage to Ann Toft.
      WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: administration requested by his son on February 21, 1692/93, and granted June 21, 1693, in Accomack County, Virginia.
      LAND: over 3,600 acres in Maryland and extensive acreage in Virginia.
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      contributed by J. Michael Frost

      Two persons claimed headrights for transporting Anne TOFT into VA. See: Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991:

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg P. 546:
      WM. BASELY & EDWARD HAELLY, 1000 acs. W'moreland Co., between Rappa. & Potomack Rivers, upon branches of Nomany, 22 Mar. 1665/6, p. 475, (580). Beg. at land surveyed for Thomas Dios, in line of Mr. Jno. Whetstone, running S.W. &c. Trans. of 20 pers: James Turner, Robt. Cole, Jno. Yates, Henry Biggs, Wm. Wms., Robt. Dent, Mary Wms., Susan Hunt, An Toft, Jno. Browne, Nicho. Browne, Rose Plevin, Robt. Day, Morgan Thomas, Robt. Colton, Noah Edrop, Wm. Bock, Robt. Johnson, Mary Jacob, Tho. Ecalfe (?), Cicely Poole, Eliz. Woodward.

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 555-556:
      MAJOR THOMAS WALKER. 2350 acs. called Mattapony fort in Gloster Co., 26 Feb. 1665, p. 503, (616). N. side of Mattapony Riv. beg. at a small run called Potataweno, S.E. by E. &c. Granted to Edward Diggs, Esqr. 1 June 1653, by him deserted & upon petition of sd. Walker it was granted unto him by order of the Govr. &c., dated with these presents. Further due for trans. of 47 pers: Will. Carvill, And. Jenkins, Thomas Holt, Mary Castle, Jno. Norcott, Andrew Jones, Susan Carry, Mary Tye, Wm. Crump, Antho. Longman, Margtt. Twisden, An Langston, Ann Bray, Peter Sacott, Jno. Evans, Wm. Castle, Jno. Parson, Antho. Jones, Arthur Upshott, Margtt. Light, Wm. Tompson, Edward Trott, Edward Wms., An Longman, Edm. Pratt, Wm. Senior, James Store, Wm. Harrer, David Wms., Jno. Harris, Arthur Cort, Wm. White, Mary Strang, (or Strong), Wm. Strong, An Lovell, Susan Sparshott, Ed. Trottham, Norton Wms., Phillip Lang- stone, Margtt. Hart, Susan Strang, Edward Wms., Margtt. Jones, Edward Walker, Jno. White, Susan Wins., Ann Toft.
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      Anne TOFT also claimed headrights for transporting other persons into VA. See: Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991:
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 406
      MRS. ANN TOFT, 800 acs. N'ampton Co., 3 Nov. 1660, p. (458). At Chicanessecks Cr., being a neck facing the middle of same. Trans. of 16 pers.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 425
      MRS. ANN TOFFT, 1200 acs. Accamacke Co., 23 Feb. 1663, p. 92 (582). At the seaboard side, to the Swd. of a Cr. called by the Indians Amburcomico, now Garpaghie, N. along the main br. of Kisquotan Cr. to the head of the main br. of same called Kisquotancke, now Arathusa, & Wly. to the head of Gargaphie Br. Trans. of 24 pers: Even Jones, Mary Esthop, James Knowles, Mary Willis, Thomas Shandler, Owin Williams, Richard Porter, Morgan Malin, Michaell Lues, Abraham Vincent, Peter Strong, Jeffry Wilkins, Mary Bridgnorth, Atlanta Hues, James Westgate, Tobias Dunster, John Hartford, William Outred, John Jones, John Smith, Thomas Messenger, Margaret Roxby, Michaell White, Thomas Rouse.

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 456
      MRS. ANN TOFT, 1500 acs. (Accomack) at Manoakin, being halfe of the middle neck, on S. side thereof, Wly. on Manoaken Riv., bounded on S. by the Southern Cr. 2 Apr. 1664, p. 191, (82). Trans. of 30 pers: James Draper, Jno. Orbald, Vincent Barry, Anto. Libb, Robt. Parriot, Jno. Machen, Hen. Silvester, Rich. Miller, Roger Griffin, Rich. Wing, Abill Barker, Walter Acton, Tho. Whitmore, Jno. Weld, Jno. Charlton, Ann Phillips, Rich. Lister, Thomas Morefeild, Geo. Ludloe, Thomas Jones, Francis Smith, Mary Feild, Jno. Whittaker, Rich. Rivers, Jno. Harding, James Dudly, Thomas Wells, Henry Lee, Tho. Fleetwood, Wm. Morton.
      SAME. 500 acs. Accomack Co., 12 July 1664, p. 191, (82). Beg. at S.W. angle of a former devdt. of 1200 acs., running N.W. to a swamp called Devills Den & bounded on N. by land of Col. Edmond Scarburgh. Trans. of 10 pers: Francis Hord, Edw. Bray, Fran. Tippin, James Jenkins, Tho. Setteplace, Rowland Walter, George Burry, Jno. Draper, Thomas Cobb, Charles Holloway.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 23
      MRS. ANNE TOFFT, 2600 acs. Accomack Co., 9 Oct. 1667, p. 80. Bounded on W. by a cr. formerly called Muddy Cr., now Guilford's, &c.. to the utmost maine hr. of Arathusa, formerly Kecqotank, Cr. extending to her own 1250 acs. &c. Trans. of 52 pers: Rich. Sandis, Bernard Hide, Ano. Bateman-, Robert Burneham, Tho. Lambert, Jno. Polehill, Robt. Heath. Ja. Culpepper, Wm. Leonard. Tho. Crispe, Wm. &ayes. Jno. Head, Rich. Duke, Edw. Flinch, Jno. Horseman, John Ridley, James Hodgskins, Natha. West, Jeffry Riston, Rich. Penington, Jno. Light, Tho. Kirland, Jno. Halstead, Robt. Heywood, John Ewtis. Hen. Slayter, Cutbert Ogle. George Hutton, Roger Kenion, Jno. A insly, Jas. Blathurst, Alexander Wood, Wm. Pearepoint, Wm. Wall, Jno. Walpoole, Rich. Brownlow, Ralph Aston, Nich. Townley, Jno. Girling, Ralph Aston, Incl. Parker. Rich. Standish, Tho. Noires. Alexander Rigby, Robt. Ireland, Nich. Moseley, Jno. Ducken, Tho. Cutler. Wm. Bankes, Joh
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      Title Toft, Ann, Mrs.
      Publication 3 November 1660.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Tofft.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 800 acres at Cheicanessecks being a neck faceing the middle of the said creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 458 (Reel 4).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=483&last=&g_p=P6&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Jenifer, Danl., Capt.
      Publication 30 October 1673.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Jennifer.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Jenifer, Captn. Danl., and Ann (his wife lately called Ann Toft.).
      Description: 2350 acres westward on the marked trees of 2400 acres, pt. of 2600 formerly granted to the said Ann Toft/ and lying between two branches of Muddy Creek now called Guilford.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 483 (Reel 6).

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