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

Elizabeth Ashford

Female Abt 1736 - 1789  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Ashford 
    Born Abt 1736  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Oct 1789  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54948  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 

    Father John Ashford,   b. Abt 1710, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1765, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Stonestreet,   b. 6 Jun 1714, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1730  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Davis,   b. Abt 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1784, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Bef 5 May 1778  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ashford Davis,   b. Abt 1778, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)  [natural]
     2. Stonestreet Davis,   b. Aft 1778, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 10 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F31068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Mitchell,   b. Bef 1725,   d. 4 Aug 1778, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Aft 1766  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Mitchell,   b. Bef 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 13 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F31067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 234.
      Elizabeth Davis' Will.
      I, Elizabeth Davis of CC, am sick and weak in body but of sound & disposing mind, memory, & understanding. Firstly, I want my just debts & funeral charges paid.
      To my 3 children, namely, Ann Mitchell, Ashford Davis, & Stonestreet Davis - all the rest of my third part of my land husband, Henry Davis' estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my son William Mitchell & Thomas Neilson.
      Signed Oct 4, 1789 - Elizabeth s her mark) Davis. Wit -
      Thomas C Hopewell, Jas Farnandis.
      Probated on Nov 30, 1789 by Thomas Nellson, acting executor, and by the oaths of witnesses Thomas Gwin Hopewell & James Farnandis.
      Letters of Administration were granted to Thomas Nellson his securities were Joseph Neilson Samuel Maddox.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 287. Elizabeth Davis - Additional Inventory. Late of CC, dead. Mar 8, 1789.
      Total amount: 3.2.6.
      signed - James Farnandis, Thomas G Hopewell.
      CC, Mar 12, 1795. Then came Thomas Nellson Sr, executor, & made oath.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 291. Elizabeth Davis - Additional Inventory. Late of
      CC. decd. Mar 26, 1795,
      Negro girl Dinah (5 years old). Negro boy Rennes (2).
      Total amount: 20.0.0.
      Signed -£Fran's 2, Franklin, Hez Garner.
      CC, Apr 14, 1795. Then came Thomas Neilson Sr, acting executor, & made oath.
      Certifiedby John Muschett, Registrar of Wills
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      Charles County Maryland Administration Accounts, 1791-1798, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 249.
      Elizabeth Davis - Final A/C; £637.17.6-1/2 £711.19.11-1/2 Apr 14 1795
      Sureties: Joseph Nelson, Saml Maddox
      Received from: William McBean
      Payments to: John Chapman, Wm McBean, Charles Mankin, Rhody Posey, 2/3 of the distribution balance of Henry Davis estate due the representatives,
      Mentions: former inventory Liber D folio 347
      Mentions: mistake of including negro Daphne in appraisement, she being property of Thomas Davis
      Mentions: death of negroes Gerrard and Ann since last account
      Administrator: Thomas Nelson Sr.

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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 145.
      On May 5, 1778, administration was granted on the estate of John Mitchel, late of CC, decd, to Henry Davis and Elizabeth, his wife, who was widow of the decd.
      Securities = George Tubman and John Stewart Chilton of CC. Bond = 2000 £
      Appraisers Wm Dunnington & John Booker Meek.
      On Jun 3, 1779, the inventory was received, appraised at 204 £14 shillings 9 pence.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 377.
      John Mitchel's Inventory. Jul 3, 1779.
      Appraisal was on Aug 4, 1778. Inventory includes: a Negro wench named Moll, 40 years old; Negro Aron, 19 years old; Negro boy George, 8 years old; 1 horse, 2 cattle, 7 sheep; 2
      beds and furniture. Total: 204 £14 shillings 9 pence.
      Signed - William Dunnington, John B. Meek.
      Creditor: T.H. Stone.
      Kindred: Lucy Mitchell.
      On May 11, 1779 came Elizabeth Davis, formerly Eliza. Mitchell, and on Jul 3 following came Henry Davis, the admx and admor of John Mitchel, late of CC, deed, and made oath that the within is a true inventory,
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 443.
      Henry Davis' Will.
      I, Henry Davis of CC and Parish of Durrun [Durham), am aged and infirm, but of sound mind and memory.
      To my son James Davis - all my wearing apparel, my watch only excepted. Also 7 £10 shillings to be paid him for his services.
      To my daughters Winnefret Nalley and Amelia Davis - to each, 1 cow or 1 shilling sterling if not contented with the cow.
      To my grandson Thomas Davis, son of Samuel Davis - 1 young mare, saddle and bridle, 1 cow and calf, 1 feather bed and furniture, 1 sow and pigs, 1 pot and pothooks, to be delivered to him by my executors when he turns 21, until which time he is to be brought up and educated at the expense of the estate left to my wife and 3 children as hereafter mentioned.
      To my beloved wife and 3 children, to wit, Henry Davis, Francis Davis, and Elizabeth Davis - the rest of my estate, to be equally divided between them. If any of the 3 should die leaving no heir, then that part to be divided among the rest, only to my son Thomas Davis I leave my watch, over and above his equal part of the estate.
      To Genl. William Smallwood - a right to the land I sold him, upon his paying 1 £5 shillings per acre, it being that tract of land lying on the west side of Potomack River
      on the treact(?) of Maddoxs Cr & CC.
      The quarters in Culpeper (Virginia] shall be continued and my friend John Calvert to superintend the affairs of that Quarter, and that John Johnston Jr be continued as overseer for as long as Mr. John Calvert thinks he suits the estate. Also, if Mr. Calvert dies, "he is to appoint another". The sd Johnston is to have, for his care and trouble one fifth part of the tobacco made on the place, the fourth of all the grain, hemp, flax, etc, and not to allow anre in his diet and he is to feed 1 horse, as usual, to be fed for his services. Also, John Calvert shall send down an account to my executors in Maryland every year, what grain, pork, hemp, flax, &c, can be appraised from this Quarter and the price that every article bears, that the executors may judge what is to be done for the best. The executors are to allow him a reasonable satisfaction for his services.
      Executors: my wife, and my friends, John Stewart Chilton and William Godfrey Adams.
      Signed Jan 25, 1783 - H. Davis.
      Wit - P. Eastham, John Ashford, William Mitchell, Walter Compton, Thomas Ashford.
      Probated on Dec 22, 1784 by the oath of Elizabeth Davis, one of the executors, and by the oaths of witnesses John Ashford & William Mitchell. Elizabeth Davis quit claimed her claim to the several bequests in the Will, and instead chose to receive her dower, or third part, of her decd's husband's estate, both real and personal.
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      Henry Davis- 2nd Addl & Final A/C; £882.10.11-1/2 £1004.9.7-1/2 Mar 12 1795
      Sureties: John S. Chilton, Thomas Nelson Jr.
      Received from: General Wm Smallwood, distribution share of his father Thomas Davis estate it being 1/8 part, 1/3 of the distribution balance of John Mitchell's estate due to the dec'd in right of his wife
      Payments to: James Jameson, John Mitchell's estate, Bennet B. Simms
      Representatives:
      Balance Accountable: £903.8.8-1/2
      Distribution: widow of the dec'd, 1/3 301.8.8-1/2
      James Davis legacy 15.0.0
      Winifred Nalley legacy 3.0.0
      Thomas Davis legacy (mare, cow & calf, bed & furniture, sow & pigs) 23.18.9
      Francis Davis legacy (watch) 3.0.0
      Reside to Henry, Francis & Elizabeth Davis 557.7.1
      Administrator: Thomas Nelson Sr. executor of Elizabeth Davis who was the executrix of Henry Davis
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 29.
      Henry Davis of Henry - Will.
      I, Henry Davis of CC, am in a weak and languishing state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding. Firstly, I want my debts and funeral charges paid.
      To my brothers, Stonestreet Davis and Ashford Davis - to be equally divided between them, when they shall arrive to the age of 21 years, all my part of father's, Henry Davis' estate, as bequeathed in his will. My will is that my step-mother, Elizabeth Davis, shall keep in her possession all & everything herein bequeathed until my brothers afd shall arrive to their respective ages. If either of my afd brothers die before arriving at age, the surviving brother shall enjoy the whole of the afd bequest.
      Executrix: my step-mother, Elizabeth Davis.
      Signed Nov 9, 1788 - Henry Davis. Wit - Thomas Gwinn Hopewell, Jas Farnandis.
      "NB The word step in the twenty first line from the top was wrote before signing and sealing".
      Probated on Dec 15, 1788 by the executrix and by the oaths of both witnesses,
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 358. Apr 26, 1779 from Henry Davis, Gentl of CC, to John Hoskins Stone, Colonel of Maryland, for 2230 £14 shillings and for other good causes, two tracts of land, adjoining each other, in Durham Parish, CC, called Smiths Discovery and Seaman Freedom. Smiths Discovery is bounded by the low grounds near the head of a swamp called Lewis Neck Great Swamp on the west side thereof, containing and laid out for 70 acres. Seamans Freedom, a resurvey made by sd Henry Davis on a part of a tract of land called Eatons Delight, which sd part of Eatons Delight was purchased by sd Henry Davis of Joshua Sanders, containing and laid out for about 287 acres. Excepted is a small [amount of land] interfering with the land of John Booker Meek called Meeks Park. Signed - H: Davis. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Warren Dent (CC JPs). Elizabeth Davis, wife of the sd Henry Davis, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Apr 28, 1779.
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