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

Mary Warren

Female Abt 1711 - 1764  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Mary Warren  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1711  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 7 Nov 1764  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2289  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Father John Warren,   b. 1 Oct 1687, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Feb 1714, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 26 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Judith Townley,   b. Abt 1692, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1722, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Between 6 Aug 1709 and 20 Nov 1711  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Notley Maddox,   b. 1698, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Apr 1758, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1728  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Maddox,   b. Abt 1728, Picawaxon, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Oct 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 38 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Townley Maddox,   b. Abt 1729, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Jul 1787, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 58 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Notley Maddox,   b. 25 Jun 1730, Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Nov 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. William Maddox,   b. Abt 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Aug 1779, Charles County, Maryland - admin Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Charles Maddox,   b. 1737, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Family 2 Stephen Compton,   b. 1736, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Nov 1784, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Marriage 1759  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Charles County Gentry, written by Harry Wright Newman page 295:

      The fact that Mary married first Notley Maddox is proved by one of the most interesting deeds on record, showing ownership of land for five generations. On May 28, 1800, John Maddox, of William and Mary Parish, conveyed to Thomas Harris, of the same parish, Charles County for £2.250 "all that tract of land which on 26 May 1688 was laid out for William Smoot called " The Hills" or "Smootwood" which John Maddox held as heir at law of John Maddox who was eldest son and heir at law of his mother Mary who inter-married with Notley Maddox and said Mary was one of the daughters of John Warren, surviving son of Humphrey Warren and to whom the said tract descended, and also "Wicomico Fields" which descended to said John Maddox as descendant of Humphrey Warren. "Hanson's Discovery" was also conveyed at the same time to Thomas Harris (Deeds, Liber IB, no 3, folio 215)

      Mary Warren, daughter of prominent John and Judith Warren, from a gentry English family known for their castles in England. Mary was granddaughter to Margaret Townley, a Colonial Dame. The Warrens were likewise wealthy people, descendents of a London merchant and roots back to the Magna Carta
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      David L Rigg Research Note:
      What is the source for Mary Warren being the granddaughter of Margaret Townley? I am researching Judith (Townley) Warren Bruce and her sisters. Her sister, Mary (Townley) Contee Hemsley Rogers, was reportedly Gov. John Seymour's favorite cousin. The Archinves of Maryland gives John Seymour (1649-1709) as the son of Thomas Seymour and Elizabeth Lyte. The simplest way for Mary (Townley) Contee Hemsley Rogers to be 1st cousin of John Seymour would be for her mother to have been a sister of either Thomas Seymour or Elizabeth Lyte. Is there a way to verify/disprove that?

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      The will of John Warren dated 12 Aug 1713, proved 13 Feb 1713/14 in Charles Co Md. was witnessed by John Maddox, Alexander Contee & Thos. Lewis. He devised to his wife Judith Warren the 500 a. dwelling plantation and Hatton's Point. He divided the remaining property between his two daughters, Mary Warren and Anne Warren. Mary Warren, born 1707, married Notley Maddox Jr, son of Notley Maddox Sr. & Margaret Goldsmith. Mary Warren received from her father tracts Rich Thicketts with 500 a. adjoining tracts The Hills and Warren's Discovery. Anne Warren received "The Tanyard" and "Smoot's Purchase". Judith Townley Warren married John Bruce by 30 Jan 1716/17 and had at least four more children by him. [10]
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      Townly Bruce 31.43 A CH £11.17.9 Sep 14 1751
      Sureties: William Dent, Joseph Gwin.
      Received from: Mr. William Dent, Thomas Rigg.
      Payments to: Mr. William Dent, Robert Horner/ Norman McLeod, Thomas Rigg, Walter Hanson.
      Representatives: siblings: administrator, Mary Maddox, Anne Dent, Elisabeth Winter, Winson Bruce, William Bruce. Administrator: Charles Bruce.
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      Email: rigg@number-one.org
      1/1/2005 10:36 PM
      Mary Warren's birth and marriage dates appear incorrect (too early). Her parents appear to have married after the will of Philip Lynes (6 Aug 1709), which mentions Judith Townley, and before the will of Anne Lynes (20 Nov 1711), which mentions Judith, wife of John Warren. John Warren was supposedly 21 when he attested to the will of Col. John Contee (d. 3 Aug 1708). While John Contee's wife was a sister of John Warren's wife, it doesn't look like John Warren married Judith Townley until after Col. Contee's death.
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      Nottly Maddox 64.264 CH £354.15.10 Apr 19 1758 Jun 13 1758
      Appraisers: Edward Ford, John Wilder.
      Creditors: Edward Smoot, Samuel Hanson.
      Next of kin: Notly Maddox, William Maddox,
      Executrix: Mary Maddox.
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      Notley Maddox 3.108 D CH £400.16.0 Aug 11 1761
      Sureties: Notley Warren, Thomas Dutton.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Administratrix: Mary Compton, wife of Stephen Compton.
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      WARREN, JOHN, Charles County, planter. 21 Dec 1771; 10 Nov 1773
      To dau. Anne Warren, extx., five negroes and £30 due from my brother William Barton Warren of Virginia,
      To son John Warren, three negroes.
      To dau. Elizabeth Warren, three negroes.
      To dau. Eleanor, three negroes,
      To 4 children aforementioned, residue of estate.
      Samuel Love and Stephen Compton, trustees to my extx,
      Wit: J. F. D. Smyth; Mary Warren, 39.43
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 529. Lease. Jan 27, 1761 from Stephen Compton of CC, planter, and Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Warren, to Zachariah Compton of CC, planter, for 10 shillings, a tract of land in CC commonly called Warrens Discovery, containing about 280 acres, which same tract of land was devised to sd Mary by her father, John Warren. This is a lease for the natural life of sd Stephen Compton, and for no other use, paying yearly 1 shilling sterling if required. Signed - Stephen Compton, Mary Compton. Wit - John Winters, Robt Horner. Recorded Apr 15, 1761.
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
      Volume 724, Page 40

      Provincial Court April 1763
      Stephen Compton and Wife and Anne Dent's Lessee
      against
      Jane Bruce

      Elizabeth Hanson aged seventy Five Years or thereabouts being sworn on the Holy Evangelists in the above cause do depose and say that she is acquainted with Mary the Wife of Stephen Compton and M.rs Anne Dent that they were always deemed to be sisters and the Daughters of Jn.o Warren; that she understood that Jn.o Warren intermarried with Judith Townley and that M.rs Compton & Mrs Dent were Daughters of that Marriage; That she his Deponant was Married to Benjamin Warren the reputed Brother of John Warren that the said Benjamin and John Warren were Deemed to be the Sons of Humphrey and Margery Warren that she this Deponent lived in Picawaxen after she was married to Benjamin Warren between sixteen and Twenty years & never heard it insinuated hinted or surmised that either Benjamin or John Warren were base born nor ever heard other ways but that the sid Humphrey and Margery were Lawfully married, This Deponent declared further that she had Issue by her husband Benjamin Warren a son whose Name was Humphrey & that her said son Humphrey was living at the Time of his fathers decease, but dyed the day following; That she never Knew or heard that John Warren had any other children but the above said Mary Compton and Ann Dent that she this Deponant knowes the Plantation where Jane the Widow of Charles Bruce now lives that next before Charles Bruce possessed the said plantation Jn.o Bruce lived thereon and next before him John Warren lived there, that next before John Warren she this Deponent & her Husband Benjamin Warren lived upon the same land and that she has heard it sayd that Humphrey Warren the supposed Father to Benjamin & John Warren lived upon the said Plantation before her & her said Husband And further this Deponents saith not Sworn before me the 2.d day of May 1763 In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
      Jn.o Winter (s)

      Charles County fs.t I hereby Certifie that the within Deposition was taken at my House between the Hours of Twelve & Six O Clock given under my hand this 2.d day of May 1763
      Jn.o Winter

      Recorded the 2.d day of June 1763
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 299-81: WARRENS DISCOVERY: 280 acres; Possession of - 280 Acres - Warren, John : Surveyed 31 July 1683 for Humphrey Warren: Conveyance notes - John Warren son of Humphrey Warren,

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

    2. [S54] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9 - Corrections.

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