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

Martha Eltonhead

Female 1628 - 1652  (23 years)


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  • Name Martha Eltonhead 
    Born 26 Sep 1628  Eltonhead, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1652  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32854  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Richard Eltonhead,   b. Jan 1582, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1670, Eltonhead, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Sutton,   b. Abt 1586, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1607  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edwin Conway,   b. Abt 1610, Wigorn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Feb 1661, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1643  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Conway,   b. 11 May 1644, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1698, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     2. Edwin {addl records} Conway,   b. 11 May 1644, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1698, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     3. Eltonhead Conway,   b. Abt 1646, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1689, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://www.payn.org/geneaology/masspayne.shtml .
      "History of Maryland", vol. 2 p.65:

      "Then departed out of the house, captain Cornwaleys, Cuthbert Fennick, William LEWIS, John Nevill, Anthony Cotton, Edward FLEETE, and Cyprian THOROUGHGOOD."

      NOTE: (Edward FLEETE was the brother of Henry FLEETE, pilot of the Ark & Dove to Maryland in 1633. His widow, Sarah ?, married
      2) John WALKER, and
      3) John STONE- all members of the Family Network).

      The daughter of John and Sarah WALKER, Sarah, married Edwin CONWAY, son of Edward Lord CONWAY, Secretary of England, Privy Council member, and apparently, a Peer of the Realm. Edwin CONWAY married
      1) Elizabeth THOMPSON.
      I also have that Edwin married Martha ELTONHEAD d. abt 1652. The daughter of Edwin and Martha CONWAY, Eltonhead, married 1) William STANARD (an early PAYNE connection) and married 2) Henry THACKER.
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      Fenwick, Jane, widow of Cuthbert Fenwick, Patuxent, CalvertCo., 24th Nov., 1660; 12th Dec., 1660.
      To sons Robert, Richard and John Fenwick, lands equally, including home plantation, "Little Fenwick," and "Mousieur's Plantation;" division to be made when eld. son Robert attain age of 18 yrs. No stock to be sold until Cuthbert Fenwick be 21 yrs. of age.
      To Teresa Fenwick, personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
      To son-in-law (stepson) Cuthbert Fenwick, personalty with which to stock his seat of land.
      To son-in-law (stepson) Ignatius Fenwick, personalty.
      To servants, white, Indian, and negro, personalty.
      Guardians: Cuthbert Fenwick afsd., together with Ignatius at 21 yrs. of age. In event of death of 3 child., viz., Robert, Richard and John, under age, lands to pass to Cuthbert, Ignatius and Teresa Fenwick, and ?? personal estate to Roman Catholic Church, and residue of personalty to be divided among child, of sisters Conaway and Marra.
      Overseers: Cuthbert Fenwick, Wm. Mill, John Bogue.
      Test: John Wright, John Turner, Edmund Scott. i. 114.
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      1652-1657 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 64-65
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these pr:sents that I ye Ladye AGATHA CHICHELEY for & in consideracon of ye love & affection I beare unto my Neace, ye Daughter of EDWIN CONAWAY, doe freely give & grante to her ye sd ELTONHEAD, one black browse Cow called Thacker cropt on ye right & underkeeled on ye left; To have & to hold the sd Cow wth: all her increase both male & female unto ye sd ELTONHEAD her heirs Exers. & Admistrs: for ever; And if in case she ye sd ELTONHEAD should decease before she shal come to age, then I doe give y sd Cow both male & female unto my Sister, MARTHA, ye Wife of ye sd EDWIN CONAWAY, to have & to hold ye sd Cow wth all her increase both male & female for ever unto her ye sd MARTHA her heirs Executrs, Admistrs. & assignes In Witness whereof I ye sd AGATHA CHICHELEY have hearunto set my hand & seale this 7th day of May 1653
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      CUTH: POTTER AGATHA CHICHELEY
      JOHN PIG his marke
      Recordatr: 10 die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS
      Markes of Cattle to be recorded for Mr. EDWIN CONAWAY. EDWIN CONAWAYs marke crop on both eares. EDWIN CONAWAY JUNR. crop on both eares & a hole in ye left. ELTONHEAD CONAWAY on both eares & a slitt down ye left
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 Teste JOHN PHILIPS Cl Cur
      THESE PRESENTS witnesseth yt: I EDWIN CONAWAY doe acknowledge to have received of Mrs. ELINOR BROKAS by the apointmt. of my Sister, FENNWICK, in ye time of her Widowhood, one Heifer colored black with a flower de luce on both eares for ye use of my Daughter, ELTONHED, wth: all ye increase both male & female as a Gift from her Aunt FENWICK In Witness whereof I ye sd CONOWAY have hearunto set my hand ye 15th day of ye Instant May 1653
      Signed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      FRA: CHICHELEY, EDWIN CONAWAY
      CUTH: POTTER
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS, Cl Cur
      ===
      === Research Notes from Marianne Dillow

      records for MARTHA ELTONHEAD and EDWIN CONWAY, SR..

      both EDWIN CONWAY, SR. and MARTHA ELTONHEAD had records also in St. Mary's settlement in Maryland in 1649 besides Virginia.

      WILIAM ELTONHEAD acted as EDWIN and MARTHA's attorney in a suit against MARTIN KIRKE in 1650 in St. Mary's Co., MD,
      Browne, William Hand, Archives of Maryland, Vol. 10, 1837: Date: 1649 p. 368:

      " This Bill bindeth me GEOFFREY GANT my heires Exec" Adm" or Assignes to pay or cause to be paid unto MR. WILLIAM ELTONHEAD his heires Exec or Assignes the just some of 500' Liber A good merchantable Tob: and Caske And for the true performance hereof I doe binde over all my personall estate and Cropp to bee paid at or uppon the tenth day of October next ensueing the date hereof As witness my hand the fift of ffebruary 1649. The marke of JEFFREY GANT'
      Witnes the marke of JO: TRAGARE. Item for 1 Hoe 30, Item 2 shutes of powder & shott to Gant, Item more il of powder, Item 4' of shott, Item one paire of Shoes 20, Ite discompted with MARTIN KIRKE for you 120, Item discompted with H. POTTER for 100, Witness: MARTHA CONOWAY.
      This marke of JEFFRY GANT. "
      Date: 1650 p. 72 ..
      Browne, William Hand, Archives of Maryland, Vol 10, 1837:
      Court and Testimony Business 1649-1650.
      "WILLIAM ELTONHEAD gent Attorney of M' EDWYN CONOWAY plte MARTY KIRKE defend't. The plts being for three hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco p Accompt And the defend't confessing the debt It is ordered that heethe said defend't shall pay vnto the said MR. CONNOWAY or to Mr. ELTONHEAD for his use Three hundred and nynety pounds of Tobacco and Caske "

      Lancaster County Court Orders 1652-1655
      CAPT,. WILLIAM BROCAS, Grant of 190 acres of S. side of Rappe. N. NW on land of DENNIS CONIERS and EVAN DAVIES on Davies and swamp at the land of Obert's Creek. S. E. on land of BERTRAM OBERT... Evans to Obert.. Davies to JOHN PEDRO... Pedro to Brocas. Brocas now assignes his right to SIR HENREY CHICHELEY, knt., except of land sold to RICH. WHITE and now seated by him.
      Wit: MARTHA CONWAY, HEN. WALDRON

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