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

William Evans

Male Bef 1631 - 1669  (> 38 years)


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  • Name William Evans  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1669  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Written Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23233  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Family 1 Anne MNU Thompson,   b. Abt 1606, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Bef 21 Jun 1650  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Evans,   b. 1647,   d. Bef 19 Sep 1692, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
    Married Bef 1667  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F15306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/wills/01/041.html
      URL title: The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
      Note:
      Evans, William, St. Mary's County, 10th Feb., 1667; -- -- --
      To Catholic Church,
      goddau. Mary Mansell, and godson William Greene, personalty.
      Wife Eliza:, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Jas. Martin, Wm. Assiter. 1. 331.
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      of St. Clements Bay

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      1651 - William Evans demands 600 acres for transporting himself, Ann his wife, Mary Munday . . . into this Province this present year 1651. Warrant for 350 acres.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, Page 140

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      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000051/html/am51--282.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679 Volume 51, Page 282
      Maryland ss Inquisition Coll.o William Evan's Land An Inquisition Indented taken the thirteenth day of may in the fourth year of the Dominion of Charles absolute Lord and Pro prietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c.a Annoq Domini 1679 at the house of m.r Cuthbert Scott Scituate and being near S.t Clements bay on the East Side thereof in the Co.ty of S.t marys in the Province of maryland by Virtue of a Commission in the nature of a mandamus issued out of his Ldps high Court of Chancery to us Clement Hill & Richard Gardner Gent directed whereby we are Commanded by the oaths of twelve Good and Lawfull men of the S.d County diligently to Enquire what Lands Coll.o William Evans late of S.t Marys Co.ty deed dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the County of S.t Marys and of what manno.r and under what Rent and Services and how much those Land and Tenem.ts are of value by the year in all issues and at what time the S.d Coll.o Evans dyed and who is his next heir and what age the heir and who those Lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the Death of the Said William Evans hath or doth Occupy and the issues & profits hath or doth receive and by what Title and how & in what manner and who hath paid the Rent for the Same & to whom We do by the Oaths of m.r Stephen Gough, John Caecill Abraham Combs, JNO BROWN Robert Cooper, John Davies, Michael Thompson, Michael Rylye Robt Beard W.m Cole John Nevitt & W.m Thompson who being already Sworn Say as ffoll.° viz.t And first the Said Jurors on their Oaths Say that the s.d William Evans was in his life time and at the time of his Death Seized of and in one parcell of Land Lying on the East Side of S.t Clements bay Beginning at a marked oake Standing at the head of a branch Called Thompson's branch & bounding on the west with a line drawn north west and by north for the Length of thirty pches to an Oake Standing upon the Side of a branch Called Evans's Branch on the north with a line drawn East north East along the s.d branch Page 231 unto the hills for the Length of five hundred perches untill it Intersect (fol. 283) a paralell line drawn from the Land of the sd William Evans formerly laid out for William Thompson deced and on the South and East with the Said Land and paralell Containing one hundred acres be it more or Less holden of the manno.r of West S.t Marys in free and Common Soccage by fealty only for all Services yeilding and paying therefore yearly unto his Said Lordship the Sume of two Shillings in money Sterling or the value thereof in Such Commodities as his Said Lordship and his heirs Collecto.rs Shall accept in discharge thereof as Relation being had unto the Patent hereof bearing date the Eigth day of November Anno 1652 may more at Large appear And the Jurors aforesaid do upon their Oaths further Say that the Said William Evans dyed Seized of a parcell of Land Lying on the East Side of S.t Clements bay in Potomock River bounding on the west with a Creek of the Sd Bay Called Thompson's Creek by a line drawn north East and by north into the woods over the hill from a marked oake at the head of a ifresh for the Length of one hundred and twenty pches to a marked oake Standing upon y.e hills on the East w.th the S.d Hills on the South with a fresh Run Called S.t Andrews fresh Containing and now Laid out for Two hundred & fifty acres be it more or Less Holden of the manno.r of Little Brittaine in free and Common Soccage by fealty only for all Services Yeilding and paying therefore yearly unto his SA Lordship the Sume of five Shillings in money Sterling or Two Bushells and one half of Good Corn at the Nativity of our Lord as Relation had to the Patent hereof may more at Large appear w.ch Land the S.d William Evans held by assignment from Robert Brooke of Calvert Co.ty in Putuxent River in the province of Maryland Gent who for a valuable Consideration in hand paid by the Said William Evans did fully Clearly and absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell alien Esfeoff and Confirm unto the Said William Evans his heirs & assigns for Ever all that parcell or tract of Land in this Article before Expressed as Relation had to the assignm.t from the Said Brooke bearing date the thirteenth day of Septemb.r Anno 1677 may more at Large appear which S.d Brooke Claimed the Same by assignm.t of a Patent (fol. 284) from Thompson bearing date the Eigth day of June Anno 1649 of what mannor held and at what Rent the bounds menconed in the. Said Patent is before in this Article Exprest And the Jurors afores.d do further upon their Oaths Say that the Said Coll.° William Evans dyed Seized of Land as his own Patent being of five hundred and fifty acres Called Evans's freehold Lying on the East Side of S.t Clements bay Beginning at a marked oake Standing near to a branch Called Evans's Branch bounding on the west with the Said bay to a marked Guth Standing on a branch adjoyning to the land formerly laid out for John Shercliff on the Page 232 north with the Said Land and a line drawn East north East from (fol. 284) the Said Gum for the length of five hundred pches to a bounded Oake Standing in the Woods from thence by a line drawn north northwest fifty pches to a Bounded oake bounded on the north by a line drawn East north East from the End of the Said north West line through Coxes for the length of one hundred and fifty pches to a bounded oake on the East by a line drawn South South East from the End of the former line for the Length of three hundred and twenty pches to a bounded oake on the South by a line drawn West South west from the Said Oake for the Length of one hundred and fifty perches to a Bounded oake that Intersects a paralell line drawn north north West to the Exterior bounded Tree of one hundred acres of Land formerly laid out for the Said Coll.° William Evans on the South with the Said Land to the first marked oake at Evans's branch afores.d Containing and Laid out for five hundred and fifty acres more or less holden of the manno.r of Calvert in free and Common Soccage by ifealty only for all manner of Services Yeilding and paying therefore yearly unto his Said Lordship by Even and Equall portions the Sume of Eleven Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold as Relation had unto the Said Patent bearing date the Seventeenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1676 may more at large appear And the Jurors do further upon their Oaths Say That the said Coll.° William Evans dyed So Seized and possessed of the Said Severall Tracts & parcells of Land haveing before his death made his last Will & Testam.t in writeing and therein devised the Said Lands by will bearing date the tenth day of ffebruary Annoq Domini 1667 as is here Expressed viz.t I Give and bequeath unto my Dear & Loveing wife Elizabeth Evans all my Lands Goods and Chattels and what (fol. 285) soever else that doth belong & appertain unto my Estate or of Right ought to belong or appertain thereto And the Jurors do Say that the Said William Evans deceased in march Anno Domini 1669 And the Jurors afores.d do upon their oaths further Say that Elizabeth Evans Entered into the Land & held the Same dureing her widowhood and after to witt in the month of may Anno Domini 1669 She Intermarried w.th Capt Jn.° Jordain and they the Said John & Elizabeth in Right of Elizabeth his wife held the Same untill the Death of the Said John Jourdain w.th was about the Eigth of September Anno Domini 1678 And the Jurors do further Say that from the time the Said Elizabeth Entered into the premisses & held the Same dureing her widowhood & after to witt the Twenty Eigth day of October Anno 1678 She Intermarried with m.r Cuthbert Scott w.ch Said Cuthbert and Elizabeth held and Enjoyed the Same in Right of Elizabeth and being So in possession thereof and being informed and advised that the last will & Testam.t of the Said Coll.° William Evans in Some part thereof is defective and that for want of the words to her and her heir for Ever proves only an Estate for life the words heirs & assigns for Ever being not Inserted in the Said Will as they Should have been to have made an Estate of Inheritance to his wife w.ch the Said Juro.rs do verily believe was his Intention they the Said Cuthbert Scott & Elizabeth his wife by their Deed bearing date the Eighteenth day of Aprill Annoq Domini 1679 for and in Page 233 Consideration of the Summ of thirty thousand pounds of Tobacco (fol. 285) in hand paid to them the Said Cuthbert & Elizabeth by the Right Hon.ble Charles Lord Baltemore did fully Clearly and absolutely Give Grant alien Bargain Sell & Confirm unto the Said Lord Balte more his heirs and assigns for Ever all those pieces and parcells of Land herein these presents before Expressed and that by virtue thereof his Lordship became Seized of the Sd Lands and premisses dureing the life of the Said Elizabeth Scott by Virtue of the Said Deed from the Said Scott and his wife And the Jurors afores.d do further Say that the Lands & Tenem.ts are of value by the year in all issues the Sum of Sixteen hundred pounds of Tobacco & that they find no heir and that Cap.t John Jourdein & m.r Cuthbert Scott hath for the most part Occupied the Sd Lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the Death of the Said William Evans and the issue & profits thereof hath received and his Lordship's Rent for the Same hath paid And that the Said Cuthbert Scott and Elizabeth his wife doth now Enjoy the Same as Tennants to my (fol. 286) Lord Baltemore afs.d In Testimony whereof as well the Said Commission.rs as the Juro.rs aforesaid have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year first above Written
      CLEMENT HILL sealed
      Commisson.rs
      RICH. GARDNER sealed
      Stephen Gough sealed Michael Thompson sealed
      John Caecill sealed Michaell Ryley sealed
      Abraham Combe sealed Robert Beard sealed
      JOHN BROWN sealed William Cole sealed
      Robert Cooper sealed John Nevitt sealed
      John Davies sealed William Thompson sealed
      Which being Read and heard it is the Judgem.t of the Court here
      this day to witt the fourth day of June in the fourth year of the
      Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &Ca Annoq Domini 1679 the
      the Lands and premisses in the aforegoing Inquisition mencöned
      be and Remain in his Lordships Right untill an heir to the Same
      Shall appear to Claim Right thereunto
      Nic. Painter Ctk Cur Provalis
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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.39. "Bills Left with Mr Dodman due to Mr Hayward"
      Luke Gardner and Wm Johnson 2 bills 2000 lb tobo
      Luke Gardners bill for 0400
      Wm Johnsons bill for 1293
      Tho Bakers bill for 1002
      Wm Empsons bill for 0848
      John Martins bill for 0352
      Robert Robbins bill for 0282
      Edward Bowles Bill for 0079
      Christopher Russells bill for 0354
      Wm Smootee bill for 0600
      Richard Trues bill for 1048
      Henry Bishopps bill for 0325
      John Lawsons 2 bills for 1184
      Cloues and Mace and Henry Spinke 0400
      John Newman bill for 0238
      Wm Evens bill for 0325
      John Munsfeilds bill for 0301
      Bartholomew Phillippe bill for 0423
      Tho Jackson bill for 0347
      John Shertcliffs bill for 0359
      Richard Fosters bill for 0273
      John Dandies [Danby] bill for 0412
      Mr Wm Brittaines [Bretton] bill for 0429
      Mr Tho Gerrards bill for 6254
      Wm Hungerfords bill for 0259
      Luke Gardner and Wm Johnsons bill )
      for 20 lb of Beaver )
      An Order of Court agt Tho Bennett for 0496
      Mr Tho Wilsfords 2 bills for 0714
      John Vaughans bill for 0133
      Henry Brooks 2 bills for 4405
      John Delahays bill for 0290
      Nathaniel Jones bill for 0788
      Hercules Bridges bill for 1600
      Tho Blagge bill for 0480
      Edward Hulls bill for 0218
      Rice Maddooks bill and letter for 0820
      John Knotts bill for 0710
      Paul Simpson bill fo r 0150
      Tho Frissells 'bill for 1103
      Alexander Baynhams 2 bills for 0819
      Robs Wyards bill for 0084
      Wm Freaks bill for 0438
      David Phillips bill for 0080
      Wm Risbyes bill for 0374 lb tobo.
      Phillip Silvesters 0130
      Stephen Normans 0857
      Herbert Smiths 0980
      John Williams 0190
      Mr John Rosiers 0523
      Mr John Hallowes 2673
      Mr Tho Speks 0552
      Capt Brents 0213
      and a Bill for 9 lb 3/4 of Beaver )
      Mr Walter Brodhursts bill for 1403
      Ralph Horsley' bill for 1221
      Mr Tho Speke his receit 3696
      Wm Trapps bill for 0084
      Tho Boys his bill for 0900
      John Hillers bill for 1800
      Tho Boys and Jo Hillers bill for 51 lb Beaver
      Capt Brent by Acct 0478
      Alex Frissell by Acco't 310 )
      for Andrew Munroe 040 ) 0370
      for Tho Monnocke 020 )
      Tho Munns an Order of Court 0305
      John Walton under Exeou'oon 1000
      Richard Turney under Exeou'oon 2083
      Mr Hallowes by Acc't 12 lb 3/4 of Beaver
      Walter Brodhuret by acc't 3 lb 1/2 of Beaver
      Mr Hillers bill for 24 lb of Beaver
      Peter Mills acco't for 0746
      Edw Thompson an Order of Court 0300
      Rich Floyd an Order of Court 0350
      Peter Feoppand for 0521 and 12 lb of Beaver )
      John Jenkins Bill and acco't 0590
      Recd of Richard Foote the Bills and Accompts of the debts above men'coned amounting to Fifty six thousand six hundred fifty and six pounds of Tob'co and One hundred thirty and three pounds of Beaver which I doe promise to give an Acco't of unto Mr Nicholas Hayward or his Assigns
      Wltnes my hand the 7th July 1655
      John Dodman
      Witnes John Hiller Rich Browne
      I doe acknowledge to have rec'd a Bill wherein John Williams is bound to pay Mr Hayward fower hundred pounds of Tobco and Caske the 20th of Octo next
      Witnes my hand the 20th July 1655 John Dodman
      30 July 1655 These receipts were Recorded "

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

    2. [S177] Robert Cole's World.

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