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

James Muncaster

Male Abt 1631 - Bef 1700  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name James Muncaster 
    Born Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1700  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044080  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Family 1 Elizabeth MNU Cherman,   b. 1631,   d. Bef 1678, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married Bef 3 Nov 1671  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F12150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Abt 1678  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Muncaster,   b. Bef 1649, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     2. James Muncaster,   b. Bef 1678, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1711/12, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     3. William Muncaster,   b. Abt 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1718/19, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. Elizabeth Muncaster,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F06843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Munkester 33A.123 I CH 105.6.4 Jan 18 1711
      Appraisers: Jos. Harrison, Daniel Harner.
      Creditors & Next of kin: William Munkester, Richard Waye, George Geddes.
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      James Munkister 34.136 A CH 105.6.4 #4651 Apr 11 1713
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #25276.
      Payments to: Dr. Gustavus Brown, George Gads, Thomas Osbourne, George Dryden, George Elgen, Alce Cowell, Richard Way
      Administratrix: Mary Harper, wife of Daniel Harper.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Nov. 3, 1671 - James Munkister who married Elizabeth widow & relict of John Chagreman [sic] (planter, Charles Co.)
      Bondsman: Kenelm Mackloughlyn.
      Appraisers: Stephen Mountague, John Elmes [sic.] Henry Adams, gentleman, to administer oath.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 5, p. 123.

      Jan. 5, 1671/2 - Inventory of John Charnam (Charles Co.)
      Amount: 5030 lbs. tobacco.
      Appraisers: Stephen Mountague, John Irelire [sic.]
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 5, pp. 190-191registered cattle marks 1683/4/ & 6. charles county court records Liber C-L
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      Ashbrooke, James, Chas. Co., Jan., 1706.
      To son John., personalty bought of Humphrey Posey, In event of abuse by a, father-in-law, son James to be taken in charge by his godfather, Wm. Perry.
      Sons afsd and son Edward to be of age at 20 yrs., dau. Rose at 3-6 yrs.
      Extx.: Wife Elizabeth, to be assisted by cousin Brent.
      Test: Thomas Evans William Warden James Munkister. 12.82.
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      Ashbrooke, James, Chas. County, Jan., 1706.
      To son John, personalty bought of Humphrey Posey. In event of abuse by a father-in-law, son James to be taken in charge by his godfather, Wm. Perry.
      Sons afsd. and son Edward to be of age at 20 yrs., dau. Rose at 16 yrs.
      Extx.: Wife Elizabeth, to be assisted by cousin Brent.
      Test: Thomas Evans, William Warden, James Munkister. MCW 12.82.
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      James Asbrook 27.3 I CH 87.7.11 Apr 24 1707
      Appraisers: Joseph Harrison, James Munkester.
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      John Barker 30.253 I CH 75,13.8 Jan 29 1709
      Appraisers: Joseph Harrison, James Munkester,
      Approvers: Katherine Barker, Richard Britt, Mary Hulit,
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      Francis Plater 30.304 A CH 2.2.6 O.19.0 Feb 9 1709
      The amount of the inventory also included #1461.
      Payments to: James Munkister.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Hamilton.
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      John Wakelin 31.145 I CH 7.7.2 Feb 1 1709
      Appraisers: Francis Harrison, Edward Williams.
      Creditors: James Moncaster, Thomas Dent.
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      John Wakelin 31.344 A CH 79792 #2766 Jul 20 1710
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #1766.
      Payments to: William Simmes, Capt. Francis Harrison, Edward Williams, Capt. Thomas Dent, James Munkester, Joseph Manning,
      Administratrix: Elinor Wakelin,
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      John Barker 31.280 A CH 75.13.8 65.14.6 Apr 11 1710
      Received from: William Munkes, Pryor Smallwood, John Posey.
      Payments to: Mr. John Fraser, William Warden, Richard Houghton paid to Joseph Harrison, John Bannish, George Elgin, Mary Kulet, Richard Breet, James Munkester & Joseph Harrison, Jose nh Harrison, Thomas Osburne,
      Legatees: Katherine Barker, John Barter.
      Executrix: Martha Barker.

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      Daniel Harper 35A.291 A CH 7.9.1 #1648 Feb 19 1713
      Received from: estate (unnamed) exhibited by James Munkister by right of marriage.
      Payments to; Dr. Gustavus Brown.
      Administratrix: Mary Harper,

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      Richard Owen 4.314 B #3590 #3630 (1677}
      Appraisers: Richard Ware, Christopher Warner,
      Payments to: John Gurn, James Munkester & Richard Way & William Paine, widow Lee, Dr. Maddox, Mr. Wade, Dr. Lomac, Abraham Sappoat, widow Corn---.
      Administrator/Executor: Joseph Manning,
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      Charles Gregory 6.667 A CH #69119 #78222 Mar 4 1679
      Payments to: Elisabeth Young, John Stone, Josias Fendall, Ellinor Bayne, Richard Dod, judgment vs. John Cager former administrator of deceased, Richard Edelen, Thomas Notley, Esq., John Long paid to Henry Bonner, Richard Ashman, Robert Carvile for defending vs ------ Doyne & vs - ------ Allen & vs.-----
      Rumsy, Benjamin Rozier.
      List of debts: William Stannard, Walter Jones, Daniell Kelley John Curtis & Randall Peeters, William Gandey, John Greene, Capt. Allen (dead), Robert Barrett (can't be found), John Gillham, James Munkister (nothing to be found),, Margery Downes (dead), Jacob Leach (runaway), Seybret Maycock, John Vowell,, Henry Norman, Thomas Ho per, Morgan Evans, Daniell Kelley, Clement Thompson, Thomas Hatries, Samuely Sherrie (dead), Thomas Keiching, William Stanyard, Bryan Ward, Nathaniell Stanton, William Wardter, Charles Russell, Stephen Champ, Joseph Calley, Francis Wyner Robert Greene, Matthew Hill, John Fanning, Ellinor Beane, Thomas Stone, George Credwell, Richard Ashman,, Thomas Mudd,, Joshua Doyne, John Morris, Benjamin Rozier, Esq., Joseph Manning, Robert Hewet, Robert Doyne, Capt, Fendall, William Groome (dead), Thomas Notley,
      Esq., Mr. Clipsham the administrator, John Sheppard, Richard Smoote, Robert Rowland, John Smith, Thomas Gerrard, William Chandler, James Littlepage, Capt. Aspinall, Robert Thompson (nothing to be found), John Bracker, Robert Teate, Robert Thompson, Phillip Combs, Thomas Baker, Henry Bonner.
      Administrator: Thomas Clipsham.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 229
      21 Mar 1710; Recorded at request of James Moncaster, planter:
      3 Feb 1710; Indenture between Thomas Dent, Gent., and James Moncaster, planter; for rents and services; a parcel of land on Burditts Creek (which Wm. Dent, father of Thomas Dent, bought of Peter Achilles where James Moncaster now lives; excepting what Peter Achilles formerly laid out to James Ashbrooke now in tenure of Saml. Boughton); during natural life of James and the life of Mary his wife, and James, s/o James and Mary Moncaster; annual payment of 650# tobacco; /s/ Thomas Dent; wit. Tho. Jenkins, James Simson, Tho. Barbor (mark); ack in court
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 46)
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of August 1700 Between JAMES MONKESTER of CHARLES COUNTY in ye Provice of MARYLAND, Planter, Eldest Son of JAMES MONKESTER late of the said County & Province deced, Brother of HENRY MONKESTER late of RAPPA. County in ye Colony of Virginia also deced, of the one part and THOMAS MUNDAY of the County of Essex in ye Colony of Virga: aforesd., Planter, of the other part, Witnesseth that for Nineteen pds. Fifteen Shills. lawfull money of England unto ye sd JAMES MONKESTER whereof the said JAMES MONKESTER (party to
      these pr:sents) doth sell unto the said THOMAS MUNDAY his heires & assignes forever all that tract of land wch: the said HENRY MONKESTER dyed seized of containing Two hundred acres (be ye same more or less) scituate in the abovesd. County of Essex & in ye
      Parish of Sitting borne on the North side of ye MILL CREEKE it being part of Three hundred acres of land conveyed to ye sd HENRY MONKESTER by JNO. DAINGERFEILD of the said County of RAPPA: by Deed dated ye 5th of May 1671 & acknowledged in ye Court of the sd County of RAPPA: ye 5th: day of July following as may appear by ye Records of ye sd Court And is lawfully come & descended to ye sd JAMES MONKESTER (party to these pr:sents) as heir to ye sd HENRY MONKESTER, his Uncle, with all & singular its rights all houses & buildings all orchards & gardens and all ways profits & hereditaments whatsoever with all rights to the land belonging; To have & to hold ye sd bargained land & every part thereof unto the said THO: MUNDAY his heires & assignes for ever more And the said JAMES MONKESTER (party to these pr:sents) for him selfe his heires
      doth grant that the said THO: MUNDAY his heires may forever lawfully hold all ye land without the lawful! trouble of ye sd JAMES MONKESTER or any other persons whatsoever (ye yearly rents & services wch: shall grow due in respect to ye premisses aforesd. to our Sovereigne Lord ye King only excepted) In Witness whereof the said parties have set their hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER, JAMES MONKKESTER
      JOHN BUTLER
      THO: GREGSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7br: 1700 & truely recorded Memoranda On ye first day of Augt: 1700 that peaceable possession & seisin ye within menconed lands was delivered by JAMES MONKESTER to THOMAS MUNDAY by Turfe &
      Twigg to hold to him the said THO: MUNDAY and his heires forever according to the form of ye within written Indenture in ye presence of us
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER
      JOHN BUTLER
      THO: GREGSON
      I the within named JAMES MONKESTER do hereby acknowledge to have raced on ye day of ye date of ye Indenture from ye within named THO: MUNDAY ye sum of Nineteen pds, Fifteen shills, being ye consideracon menconed to be paid
      Teste FRANCIS MERIWETHER, JAMES MONKESTER
      JNO: BUTLER, THO: GREGSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7br: 1700 & truely recordedKNOW ALL MEN that I JAMES MONKESTER am bound unto THO: MONDAY in ye sum of Thirty nine pds. ten Shills. money of England ye first day of Augt: 1700
      The Condicon is that if JAMES MONKESTER truely observe all agreemts. mentioned in Indenture and at the next Court to be held for County of Essex in Virginia to acknowledge ye sd Indenture Then this obligacon to be void otherwise to remain in force
      Sealed & delivered in presence of
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER, JAMES MONKESTER
      JNO: BUTLER
      THO: GREGSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day 7br: 1700 & truely recorded
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 76-77)
      Acknowledged in Essex County ye 10th day of Aprill 1701 & timely recorded p Essex County April ye 10th 1701. The Deposition of ROBERT HALSEY aged fifty three years, or thereabouts being examined and sworne with -That about forty yeares agoe he very well knew HENRY MONCASTER deced who formerly lived in this County and likewise very well knew the said HENRY MONCASTER when he lived in EDMONTON in MIDDLESEX County in England, And likewise very well knew JAMES MONCASTER the reputed Brother of the aforesd. HENRY MONCASTER, & alsoe the reputed Father & Mother of both of them, their said Father being a Taylor by profession and lived at the same time when he know them in EDMONDTON in the County of MIDDLESEX in England and further saith not
      Test ROBT. HALSEY
      Sworne to in Essex County Court the 10th day of Aprill 1701 and truely recorded according to Ordr. of ye sd Court
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 76-77)
      April' ye 10th 1701. Essex County. The Deposition of JOHN WILKINSON aged forty yeares or thereabouts being examined & sworne saith - That he very well knew JAMES MONCASTR: of CHARLES COUNTY in MARYLAND deced who was ye reputed Father of JAMES MONCASTER who sold a tract of land in this County to Mr. THOMAS MONDAY & alsoe hath several' times heard the said JAMES MONCASTR: SENR. now deced, say that he had a Bro: lived in Rappah: River in Virginia and further saith not
      Signed JNO. WILKINSON
      Sworne to in Essex County Court the 10th day of April! 1701 & truely recorded according to Ordr: of ye sd Court
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 76-77)
      Essex County April! ye 10th 1701. The Deposition of Mrs. ELIZABETH PLEY, Widdow, aged Fifty eight or thereabouts being examined and sworne saith - That on or about thirty two yeares agoe yor: said Depont. very well knew HENRY MONCASTR: & JAMES MONCASTER now deced where they lived upon the land together which Mr. THO: MONDAY hath since purchased of JAMES MONCASTR: JUNR., & att what time they lived together they were always reputed Brothers but some time after said JAMES went & seated himselfe in MARYLAND & yr: Depont. being a very nigh Neighbour to HENRY MONCASTR: hath heard him say yt: he understood his Bro: JAMES, had marryed a Widd. there & had two Sons & further saith not.
      ELIZ: PLEY
      Sworne to in Essex County Court the 10th day of April 1701 & truely recorded according to Ordr: of the sd Court

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