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

Cordelia Speake

Female 1764 - Aft 1797  (> 34 years)


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  • Name Cordelia Speake  [1
    Born 9 May 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1797  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001438  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father John Speake,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1773, Charles County, Maryland - Account Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Speake,   b. Bef 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1789, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Between 1759 and 1763  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Harrison (Hanson) Speake,   b. 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1795, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Thomas Speake,   b. Abt 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Charlotte G. Speake,   b. Abt 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     3. Alexander Smith Speake,   b. Abt 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Amelia Speake,   b. Bef 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 11 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F00810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 66.
      Elizabeth Speake's Will.
      I, Elizabeth [Speake] of CC, am sick & infirm of body, but of sound & perfect sense & memory, and to avoid
      controversies or disputes after my death, I make this, my Will.
      To my granddaughter Amelia Speake - a Negro girl called Luce, and her increase, to be put in Amelia's possession when she arrives at age 16.
      To my granddaughter Elizabeth Speake - a Negro girl called Meriah, and her increase, to be put in her possession when she arrives at age 16.
      To my grandson Alexander Smith Speake (after the death of his mother Cordelia Speake the use of a Negro girl called Sarah; her increase is to be equally divided between my sd grandson Alexander & my granddaughters Amelia & Elizabeth Speake (also after the death of their mother Cordelia Speake).
      To my daughter Cordelia Speake - the use of afd Negro Sarah
      and her increase, during my daughter's natural life.
      Also a Negro girl called Winnifred & her increase, forever.
      To my daughter eleoner Ann Speake - 1 bed and furniture, a Negro wench called Cate, a Negro boy called Len, a ditto called Allen, and a Negro girl called Ann, and their increase.
      I want my son Thomas John Speake to pay my daughter Eleanor Anne Speake, 8 common current money per year until she marries, and afterwards, sd payment to cease.
      To my son Thomas John Speake - the rest of my estate, both real and personal.
      I want Capt. Joseph Speake and my daughter Eleoner Ann Speake to pay one third of the debt Mr. John Robertson recovers of me by law, which he has sued me for, & also the same proportion of all costs arising from sd suit, and the balance of all other debts to be paid by my son Thus John Speake, including the remaining two thirds of the debt costs recovered by Mr. John Robertson.
      Executors: Capt. Joseph Speake & my son Thos John Speake. Signed Oct 1, 1788 - Elizabeth S. [sic]. Wit - Lawson Speake, William Garner.
      Probated on Apr 14, 1789 by executor Thomas John Speake and by the oath of witness Lawson Speake,
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 272.
      Joseph H. Speake, March 28, 1795; June 1, 1795
      I, Joseph H. Speake of CC being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory
      To wife Cordelia Speake, the use of the whole of my estate both real and personal during her life in widowhood, in case she remarries then one third of personal estate and the remaining two thirds equally divided between son Joseph Thomas Speake and daughter Charlotte G. Speake
      To son Alexander S. Speake, all my lands after death of my wife.
      Executor: wife Cordelia Speake and Thomas John Speak
      Signed: x
      Wit - Francis Speake, Joseph Young, Lawson Speake
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 336. Joseph Speake - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Sep 22, 1795.
      Negroes: Len (45), Frank (34), Nace (19), Charity (30, and child), Jane (22), Scifax (5).
      Total amount: 585.11.03/4.
      Appraisers: Lawson Speake, Joseph Young.
      Kindred; Jane (X her mark) Garner, F. Speake.
      Creditors: Horatio & Judson Clagett, surviving partners of Thos, Ho. & Judson Clagett,
      Creditor: H: Marshall-
      CC, Nov 2, 1795. Then came Cordelia Speake & Thomas John Speake, executors, made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044777] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9 - Corrections.

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