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

Mary Jane Speake

Female Bef 1808 - Aft 1819  (> 13 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane Speake 
    Born Bef 1808  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1819  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104194  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father Hezekiah Speake,   b. Bef 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Aug 1819, St. George's Parish, Pomonkey Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1798  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 518.
      Benjamin Benson, Will, February 15, 1808; March 9, 1808
      I, Benjamin Benson of CC, being weak of body but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory;
      To son William Compton Benson, all the lands of which I may die possessed of, reserving to my daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen for and during her single life. Also the following negroes; Eli, Milly, Lewis, Frank, Betty, Wat and Isaac, 3 feather beds and furniture, 9 chairs, 1 small looking glass wood frame, 2 dining tables, 1 ironing tables, and 2 guns.
      To daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the following negroes; Charles, Sam, John, Harry, Grandison, Mortimer, Harriot, Ann, Sarah, Philis and Moll, 1 set of china, 1 dressing table, 1 cupboard, dozen silver tea spoons, 2 silver table spoons, 3 feather beds & furniture with the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen and garden with a sufficiency of firewood. Also all the money due me on bonds and notes.
      To Mary Speake, daughter of Hezekiah and Theodosia Speake, 1 small feather bed and furniture, and 20 pounds.
      Executor: Wilson Smoot, Francis Franklin
      Signed: February 15, 1808 Benjamin Benson
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, Lawson Johnson, William Brawner Jr.

      === Research note from Joyce Candland

      1819 Hezekiah Speake from Theodosia Speake. Liber I.B. #13, p.291. 30 Aug 1819 / 7 Dec 1819. Theodosia Speake to Hezekiah Speake all of CC for 5 shillings current money all her undivided third part of the estate of her late husband, Hezekiah Speake, both real and personal and mixed property which she is or may in any way be entitled to from said estate. To have and to hold in trust for the use of the said Theodosia Speake and William M. Kilden during their natural lives. After their decease to be divided between the said Theodosia's children: Elizabeth Moss, Hezekiah Speake, Mary Jane Speake and Thomas John Speake and her 2 grandchildren: Ignatius Luckett and Kitty Ann Luckett, children of her deceased dau, Catherine Luckett. Wit: Francis R. Speake and Francis E. Dunnington. Theodosia signed with an X.

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