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

John Wheeler

Male 1631 - 1694  (62 years)


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  • Name John Wheeler  [1, 2
    Born 22 Jan 1630/31  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1693/94  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001748  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Maryland Wheeler 
    Family ID F01108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Causine,   b. 9 Mar 1630/31, St. Mary's County Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1693/94, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Jan 1651/52  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wheeler,   b. 1654, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 Jun 1688, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     2. James Wheeler,   b. 16 Dec 1656, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1684/85, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Mary Wheeler,   b. 22 Mar 1657/58, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Thomas Wheeler,   b. 18 Mar 1659/60, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1734/35, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Winifred Wheeler,   b. 13 Mar 1662/63, Indian Fields, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Mar 1724/25, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     6. Ignatius Wheeler,   b. 14 May 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1698, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. Francis Wheeler,   b. 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1735/36, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County John Wheeler Will Page 128

      In the name of God Amen, I John Wheeler of Charles County being sick of body but in full and perfect memory make & constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as following

      Item. I give and bequeath my soul to almighty God the giver thereof hoping to receive a free pardon for all my sins and my body to be decently buried at the direction of my Executor after mentioned, Item. my will is that all my debts Justly due be paid to every person I am indebted to & as for the rest of my Estate I leave it as so forth. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Wheeler and his heirs forever two hundred acres of land where he now liveth together with one hundred and thirty acres thereunto adjoining called by the names of Wheelers rest & Wheelers adjoining allsoe I give one great Copper Kettell and one pair of and Irons to my aforesaid son Thomas Wheeler with one Gelldin called by the name of luckett after my death.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Ignatius Wheeler to him and his heirs forever all that parcell of Land Called planters delight containing for hundred acres at the end of one year after my death and the decease of my beloved wife Mary Wheeler together with one feather bed & fernerture to be delivered after the decease of my beloved wife aforenamed with one iron pott & pott hooks.

      I give and bequeath unto my son Francis Wheeler to him and his heirs forever all that parcel of land Called Magers Chowse being one hundred eighty seven acres together with middletons Loll being ninety six acres thereunto adjoining, allso

      I give to my sonn Francis aforesaid the fether bead which I do ly upon with the fornerture thereunto belonging after the decease of my beloved wife aforesaid.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Wheeler the son of my son James Wheeler deceased to him and his heirs forever Two hundred acres of land part of five hundred acres Called Wheelers Purchase beginning at the first bound tree of the Tract for the beginning of his two hundred acres all of my death alsoe I give him one feather bead and furniture and one Iron pott to be delivered at the decease of my beloved wife.

      Item. I give unto my Granson James Wheeler the son of my son James Wheeler deceased to him his heirs forever two hundred acres of land itt being the part of the five hundred acores aforesaid beginning at the end of John Wheelers aforesaid.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my gran Daughter Anne Wheeler the daughter of my son James Wheeler deceased one hundred acres of land it being the remainer part of the five hundred acres of land Called Wheelers purchase the other fore hundred acres to ge given to John Wheeler and James Wheeler, to her and her heirs forever alsoe

      I give to my Gran Daughter Anne Wheeler one hundred and sixty five acres of land Could Wheelers delight & if the said Anne Wheeler should dye without heirs of her body Lawfully begotten then to fall to Richard Wheeler, the son of my sonn Thomas Wheeler and his heirs forever together with one filey to be delivered at my death and I do hereby anullifie and make void all other former wills by me made making and Constituting this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I doe hereunto set my hand & fix my Ceall this 11th day of November in the year of our Lord God 1693.

      The mark of
      John J W Wheeler {seal}

      On the back of the foregoing will was endorsed the following probate (to wit) January 8th 1694. The within written Will was in Common form proved at Port Tobacco in Charles County by the oaths of John Sanders, William Montgomery & Anniah Montgomery that they did see the within named John Wheeler sign & seal the same and heard him publish & declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, &c.
      C. Lomax, Dep. Com
      January 08, 1693/94 probate

      John Wheeler Will
      To son Thomas and hrs.,200 A.(unnamed) on which he now lives, and 230 A,"Wheelers's Rests.'
      To wife Mary,extx, 600 A,"Planter's delight' and all personalty
      To son Ignatius and hrs," Planter's Delight" at death of wife afsd.
      To son Francis and hrs., 187 A "Mayor' Choice." and 96 A,"Middleton's Lot"
      to grandson, John Wheeler, son of dec'd son James,200 A,part of 500 A," Wheeler's Purchase"
      To granddaughter Anne wheeler, dau of sd.dec'd son james,100a, residue of" Wheelers Purchase"
      To grandau. Ann, 165 A. Wheeler's Delight
      To grandson Richard,son of afsd,and his hrs,"Wheelers Delight" in event of death of grandau. Annafsd,without issue

      Test: Jno Sanders, Wm. Montgomery, Anne Montgomery
      ===
      See EFSM Vol IX, page 2 - John Wheeler born in Sweden.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Wheeler, John [Sr.] - m. Mary ______. Sources: (1) Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, p. 474, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, p. 108, and Liber P, p. 92. John d. Jan. 9, 1694/5 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 88. The last record found for Mary is on May 15, 1695. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 16, p. 55. John and Mary had 7 children: John [Jr.], James, Mary, Thomas, Winifred, Ignatius, and Francis Wheeler. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 88, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, p. 253, Liber P, p. 205, and Liber Q, pp. 1-2.
      The last record found for son John Wheeler [Jr.] is on Sep. 14, 1675/Jan. 10, 1675/6 when he gives a deposition stating his age as 22. Sources: (1) Peden, Henry C., Jr., “Maryland Deponents,” Volume 3, 1634-1776, p. 271, and (2) Bates, Marlene S., and Wright, F. Edward, “Early Charles County Maryland Settlers, 1658-1745,” p. 299. John was deceased (or possibly had left Maryland) by Nov. 11, 1693 when his father, John Wheeler [Sr.], made his will without naming him. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 88. Son James Wheeler was also deceased when John Wheeler [Sr.] made his will, but the will leaves substantial property to the named children of deceased son James. Ibid. From this, it would appear that even if John Wheeler [Jr.] married, and there is no indication of such, that he had no children, at least none that were still living in Nov. 1693. John Wheeler [Jr.] is not the John Wheeler who d. testate in Anne Arundel Co., Md. on June 15, 1688 (probate date.) Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 27. That John Wheeler was the son of John and Christian Wheeler of Anne Arundel Co. See Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 161.
      For John and Mary Wheeler’s son James Wheeler, see below. Daughter Mary Wheeler m. Robert Middleton. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber L, p. 52. They had several children and the family removed to Prince George’s Co., Md. Sources: (1) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 20, p. 425, and (2) Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber A, p. 295. Robert Middleton d. intestate May 6, 1708 (administration bond) in Prince George’s Co. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 21, p. 25. That is also the last record found for Mary. For son Thomas Wheeler, daughter Winifred Wheeler, and son Ignatius Wheeler, see below. Son Francis Wheeler m. Winifred Greene. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Q, pp. 39 and 49, and Liber S, p. 288. They had several children and the family removed to Prince George’s Co., Md. Source: Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber C, pp. 57a, 84a, 116c, 127a, etc. Francis Wheeler d. testate Feb. 18, 1735/6 (probate date) in Prince George’s Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 7, pp. 161-2.
      James Wheeler - m. 1st Mrs. Elizabeth Theobald Corker, dau. of Clement Theobald, and widow of Thomas Corker. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, p. 236, (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 7, p. 197, (3) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 195, and (4) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 4, p. 509. Elizabeth predeceased James because when he died James was m. to a woman named Katherine. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, p. 197. James Wheeler d. Feb. 11, 1684/5 (inventory) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 8, p. 388. After James died, Katherine m. Moses Jones. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 9, p. 188, and Liber 10, p. 364.
      Thomas Wheeler - m. ___________. Thomas Wheeler d. intestate Mar. 17, 1735/6 (administration bond) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 30, p. 146. No wife is mentioned in Thomas’ estate records so she presumably predeceased him.
      Winifred Wheeler - m. John Speake [Sr.] Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber L, p. 178, and (2) Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber I, p. 402. Winifred was deceased by Apr. 20, 1730, by which date John had m. Mrs. Mary Goodrick Anderson Semmes, dau. of Robert Goodrick, and widow of John Anderson and James Semmes. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, p. 205, Liber M No. 2, p. 207, and Liber Z No. 2, p. 468, (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 20, p. 262, and (3) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 6, pp. 58 and 213. John Speake d. testate Jan. 1, 1731/2 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 6, p. 213.
      Ignatius Wheeler - m. Frances Slye. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 59 (“Rich Neck”), and Vol. 2, pp. 184-5 (“Rich Neck”), (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Q, pp. 22 and 24, and (3) Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber A, p. 63. Ignatius Wheeler d. testate Aug. 3, 1698 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, pp. 184-5. After Ignatius died, Frances m. Peter Mills of St. Mary’s Co. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 3, p. 54 (will of Luke Gardiner names brother-in-law Peter Miles [sic; Mills]; Gardiner m. Elizabeth Slye, sister of Frances Slye), and (2) Hooper, Debbie, “Abstracts of Chancery Court Records of Maryland, 1669-1782,” p. 59.

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      Notes for JOHN WHEELER:
      John Wheeler was 21 years old in 1651, when he left England for the Colony of Maryland. John was a Roman Catholic, and it is probable that he left England to escape the persecution of Catholics following the end of the English Civil War when Oliver Cromwell beheaded the Catholic King Charles I in 1651.

      John arrived in Maryland in January, 1652, on the ship "Thomas and John", under the command of Captain William Mitchell. John had traveled from Debtfordshire to London, where he boarded the ship. He may have been an indentured servant, since the ship contained about a dozen indentured servants who had contracted for a period of time (usually seven years) of labor in exchange for payment of their passage to the Colonies. John may have paid for his own passage, however, as no record exists of his having worked as an indenture in Maryland, and he purchased a land warrant for 100 acres from Walter Hall in June 1654, something an indenture could not have done. It is not known if John brought a wife with him, or married after his arrival, but he did have a wife, Mary (or perhaps Marie), and one son by 1654.

      John was obviously a good farmer and business man, as his estate and his importance grew rapidly. Raising tobacco, cattle, and hogs, in 1658 he rented, for seven shillings per acre, 350 acres from Robert Cole on the northeast branch of the Nanjemoy River. He continued to acquire land to the degree that between 1654 and 1688 he had accumulated 3,293 acres of land in Charles County, Maryland, this at a time when the average small planter owned only about 100 acres. Because of his prosperity, he was appointed a Gentleman Justice of Charles County on May 30, 1685, by the Royal Governor. As a Justice, he served as one of the twelve judges of the county court.

      John was also very active in the Charles County Militia. He was the Ensign (2nd Lieutenant) in Captain James Longworth's Company in February, 1661, participated in operations against hostile Indians in 1666, became Captain in June, 1676, and Major in June, 1679. On June 28, 1692, the Charles County Court ordered "Major John Wheeler being very much old and very much inabled through a wound he received in the Country's service...is therefore removed from all tax rolls...for the future."

      John had a number of servants, but it is not possible to tell whether they were indentured or slaves. He probably had a combination of both. The only ones specifically known are Dorothy Hinks, age 10, Sam Gaskoyne, age 15, John Morton, age 20, Bridgett, age 18, and William Davis, age 13. These persons could have been indentured to John, or some could habe been the children of his other sevants or slaves. It was not uncommon for children to be indentured, as among the requirements of the person accepting an indenture contract was to feed, clothe, teach a trade, and educate the indenture, in exchange for the indenture's work for the specified period of time of the contract.

      Obviously because he could not write, John used a distinctive mark instead of a signature on all documents he signed, up to and including his will, which was probated on January 8, 1694. His mark was ..........

      Source of the above information, and most of the data on John Wheeler's descendants through Thomas Wheeler, Jr, 1734-1770, is Walter V Ball's book "John Wheeler, 1630-1693, of Charles County, Maryland, and Some of His Descendants", published privately by the author in Chevy Chase, MD, in December, 1966. It is also at Jones Memorial Library, 2311 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24501.
      ===
      John and Mary Wheeler settled in Province of MD prior to 1658. Their son, Ignatius Wheeler married Frances Gardiner*, dau of Richard Gardiner who came to MD on the Ark and the Dove. The will of Ignatius Wheeler of Charles County, Maryland made 14 Mar 1698 and proved 3 Aug 1698 names his wife, Frances, and in the event of her death during the minority of their children, the children to be placed under the care of Luke Gardiner., brother in law.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Jan. 22, 1652/3 - John Wheeler, age 21, deposed that William Smith told the deponent on board a ship at Debtford, that said Smith was a servant to Capt. Mitchell.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 1, p. 397.
      Comment: the very next item in Liber 1 is the deposition of George Howes, age 23, who deposed on the same day about the same matter. Howes' deposition says it was the ship "Thomas & John" at Debtford, and that Capt. Mitchell was Capt. William Mitchell.

      John Wheeler. Transported 1653-1661.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, p. 90.

      John Wheeler. Immigrated by 1658 with Catherine, his wife, Samuel & John, his sons, & Anne, his daughter.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber Q, pp. 63, 247.

      John Wheeler. Transported by 1658.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 4, p. 530.

      John Wheeler. Transported in 1661, service by 1663.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, p. 515.

      July 20, 1661 - Council of Maryland. John Wheeler late of New Amstell [now New Castle, Del.] and subject of the Crown of Sweden having transported himself into our Province to inhabit ..., we do hereby declare him to be a free Dennizen of our Province of Maryland ....
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 3, pp. 429-30.

      John Wheeler. Rights by 1663.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, p. 333.

      John Wheeler. Immigrated by 1665.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 9, p. 37.
      Comment: This abstract from Gibb; Skordas cites as Liber 9, p. 34.

      Mary Wheeler. Wife of John of Charles Co., service by 1672.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, p. 474.
      Comment: The process of denization is what we today call naturalization
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      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmljr&id=I26690

      The Wheeler Family goes back to the early history of Maryland where John Wheeler obtained a patent 10 July 1663 for 4000 acres of land, known as "Wheeler's Choice", in Charles County. (1) An emigrant, he was of the Shropshire, England, Wheelers. (2) In 1676 he was commissioned Captain of Militia, and from 1680-1684 he was Major of the Infantry of Charles County, Province of Maryland. (3) For his services as Captain he was at one time granted 2000 lbs. of Tobacco. (4) In 1685 he was a Justice of Charles County (5) and also served as Commissioner of Port towns.

      Major John Wheeler was born about 1631. In a deposition made 22 January 1652, he gave his age as 21 years. (6) In another deposition made 22 October 1691, he gave his age as 61 years. He made his will 11 November 1693, and it was proved 8 January 1694-1695 in Charles County, Maryland. In it he mentions property, "Planter's Delight", "Mayor's Choice", "Middleton's Lot", "Wheeler's Purchase", and "Wheeler's Delight." (7) At the August term of court of Charles County in 1694, Mary Wheeler is named as his widow. (8) In the Charles County land records (9) are found the following births, children of 1 JOHN WHEELER (1631-1694) of Charles County, Maryland.
      2 John Wheeler, born 1654. Not mentioned in father's will.
      3 James Wheeler, born 9 days before Christmas, 1656.
      4 Mary Wheeler, born March 22, 1658.
      5 Thomas Wheeler, born March 18, 1660.
      6 Winnifred Wheeler, born March 1663. Married John Speake.
      7 Ignatius Wheeler, born May 1665.
      8 Francis Wheeler, born 1672. Not in list of births above. "Chuck Thornton"

      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Wheeler, Ignatius, s/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. May 1665
      Wheeler, James, s/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. 9 days before Christmas 1656
      Wheeler, John, s/o John and Mary Wheeler; b. 1654
      Wheeler, Mary, d/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. 22 Mar 1658
      Wheeler, Thomas, s/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. 18 Mar 1660
      Wheeler, Winifrid, d/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. Mar 1663
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      James Pearse (merchant) 1.363 I #32523 Oct 18 1674
      of Dartmouth in County of Devon.
      Appraisers: Mr. Thomas Husey, Ignatius Causine.
      List of debts: Mathew Stone, Samuell Sherrell, Thomas Waker, Francis Wyne, JohnAllen, John Stone, John Wheeler, Clement Theobald, Richard Owen, Zachary Wade, Thomas Hussey, Benjamin Rozer, Thomas Gerrard, Anne Fowke, William Barton, Samuell Sewell, Philip Lyne, John Helem, Thomas Marie, Bennett Manegin, Thomas Kilbourne, Henry Barnes, William Gough, Gerrard Browne, Elmond Taylor, Richard Beck,
      Administrator: Benjamin Rozer.
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      King, Thomas, Charles County, 17th Jan., 1677;
      15th Aug., 1678.
      To wife Joanna, extx., dower rights,
      To unborn child at 21 yrs. of age, personalty.
      To wife's eld. dau. Eliza Jones and son Philip Jones, personalty.
      To Mary Rider and Susanna Fogg, daus. of dec'd sister, Susanna Fogg, wife of David Fogg, and hrs., 75 A. (unnamed) at 16 yrs. of age; sd. land to pass to their cous., Eliza Jones, should Mary and Eliza afsd. die without issue.
      To George Newman, Sr., and John Weler, personalty.
      Test: Jno. Douglas, Richd. Edelen. 9. 54.
      ===
      Nicholas Proddy 4.7 I #9859 Apr 12 1677
      Servants mentioned: Griffith Davis.
      Appraisers: John Wheeler, Thomas Shuttleworth
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      Thomas Gerard 10.177 I SM. #64124 Sep 29 1688
      List of debts: Walter Story, Gilbert Clarke, Francis Mason, Dr. Thomas Johnston, Thomas Barron, Christopher Williamson, John Addison, Robert Foster, Lawrence Hoskins, Anthony Mitchell, Thomas Grunwin, James Floyd, Thomas Elmes, John Scott (planter), Philip Perry, Thomas Mudd, Joshua Guibert, Robert Haley, Thomas Powell, Richard Land, William Keet, Christmas Smith, George Ruddiford,
      Thomas Jackson, Daniel Crew, George Short, John Rose, James Regon, Hugh Teres, William Newman, William Lewton, William Boarman, Jr., Edmond Dennis, Robert Ratcliff, William Langer Richard Oliver, Thomas Wichaley, Thomas Dammer, John Shepheard, John Breacher, James Cottwell, Thomas Simpson, Sr., Thomas Simpson, Jr., Timothy Mahoney, George Goer, Capt. Charles Partis, Gilbert Cropper, John Long, Richard Clouds, John Hudworth, William Marshall, Robert Yates, Daniel Hanley, Edward Rookwood, Joseph Fowler, William Treestone, George Barron, Thomas Orrell, Edward Smoote, James Key, John Carvile, John Wilder, William Hardy, John Nalley, Commissioners of Newport, Thomas Wheeler, Peter Dent, Justinian Tennison, Vincent Mansfeild, Anthony Neale, Thomas Huggon, Robert Gates, John Hawkins, John Vaidry, John Nicholls, Maj, John Wheeler,
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      William Barton 8.407 I £6.19.0 Aug 22 1685
      Appraisers: John Wheler, Robert Midleton.
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      Joseph Wolf 8.444 I CH £34.10.0 Nov 20 1685
      Appraisers: John Wheeler, Phill. Hoskyns.
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      John Probartt 9.418 A CH £2.18,6 #3822 Sep 13 1687
      The amount of the inventory also included £0.5.0 and #2826.
      Payments to: Thomas Hussey, Phil. Hoskins & Robert Middleton, Ignatius Cousin, James Wheeler, Richard Boughton, Mr. George Thompson, Mr, Robert Doyne, Mr, James Heath.
      Administrator: Maj. John Wheeler,
      ===
      Margret Leamer 10.96 I CH £67,18,0 Jun 5 1688
      Appraisers: John Wheeler, John Godshall,
      ===Sources for John Wheeler

      A great deal of information of Robert MIDDLETON and family is contained in "The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist" Vol.XIII No 3, Summer 1982 (July-Aug.-Sept.) from the Maryland Genealogical Society in Baltimore.

      "The Wheeler Family of Charles County, Maryland" by Walter Ball.

      The American College of Genealogy's "Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America" compiled under the direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr.
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      Charles Stephens 10.251 1 CH £36.4.14 Feb 17 1692
      Items in possession of Mary Sarjent (relict), now wife of William Sarjent.
      Appraisers: Richard Land, John Wheeler.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 26 October 1658, Page 22
      Daniell Johnson demands warrant against John Wheeler in action of the case; warrant ret. 26 Oct 1658; subpoenas to warn William Robisson and John Blackwood
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 26 Oct 1658, Page 25
      71. William Robisson, Pt.; Andrew Watson, Def.; plaintiff following depositions: Hennerie Moore, age ca 22, swore he was with William Robisson went to Andrew Watson's house to receive his corn and Joseph Lenton said Watson was gone to Appomattox to buy corn John Wheeler, age ca 25, swore he heard Watson say he owed Robisson 3 barrels of corn on 24 Oct John Nevill, age ca 35, swore that last winter he was with Watson in a boat and heard him say he owed Robisson 3 barrels of corn, but if he would take assignment on 150# of tobacco which Hennerie Moore owed him, he would willingly assign it over. Defendant ordered to pay three barrels of corn and costs of suit
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 49
      George Thompson demands warrant against William Robimn; action of case; subpoena to warn Thomas Baker and William Empson to testify for Thompson and John Wheeler and Mr. Thomas Leman
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 57 - 58 - 59 - 60
      Mr. George Thompson, Plt.; William Robisson, Def.; petitioner claims to be much defamed by William Robisson, carpenter of Portobacco; request deposition of Thomas Lomax, Thomas Baker and John Wheeler

      Mr. Thomas Lomaxs deposition mentions Mr. Addames;

      Thomas Bakers swore he heard William Robisson say it was a false order

      John Wheeler's deposition mentions Mr. Hatch, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Addames; defendant ordered to ask forgiveness and pay court costs

      John Waltom demands warrant against William Robisson regarding defamation; subpoena to warn Thomas Baker and William Empson to testify for Waltom
      William Robisson demands warrant against Daniell Johnson; in action of the case; subpoena to warn John Blackwood, John Wheeler and John Brown to testify for Robisson

      Hennery Moore vs. William Robisson; writ of defamation; subpoena to warn John Wheeler, Marie Wheeler and Daniel Johnson to testify for Moore
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 73 - 74
      Daniell Johnson demands warrant against John Wheeler; action of debt
      William Empson demands warrant against John Wheeler; action of debt
      John Wheeler demands warrant against Henrie Moore; action of case
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 75 - 76
      149. Hennerie Francom, Plt.; Edmond Linsey, Def.; reference granted Thomas Jackson, atty. of Edmond Linsey, at the last court; regarding debt of 400# of tobacco; Linsey requests depositions: Robert Troope swore Henrie Francom. Ordered Edmond Linsey to pay John Wheeler 400# of tobacco
      John Wheeler swore he took Edmond Linsey for paymaster; affirms he received the 400# of tobacco Plaintiff unable to prove case; non-suit granted

      52. Daniell Johnson, Plt.; John Wheeler, Def.; debt of 395# of tobacco which defendant confesseth judgment; defendant ordered to pay judgment and court costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 1 Mar 1660, Page 82
      186. John Wheeler enters his mark of hogs and cattle
      187. James Wheeler enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Sep 1660, Page 96 - 97
      Thomas Robinson demands warrant against John Wheeler; action of of case
      William Robinson demands subpoenas for John Nevill, John Wheeler and Lionel Britton in case between him and Andrew Watson
      Thomas Robinson demands subpoena for Hennery Lilly to testify against John Wheeler; Wheeler subpoenas William Robinson and John Nevill
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Sep 1660, Page 99 - 100
      242. Thomas Robinson, Plt.; John Wheeler, Pef.; regarding 350 acres bought from Wheeler; no cause of action; non-suited

      244. John Wheeler requests the following depositions: John Nevill, age ca 44 years, swears he intended to buy a tract of land at Nanjemy of John Wheeler but he liked it not and afterwards Thomas Robinson and Hennery Frankom bought the said land and had a bill of sale from Wheeler
      245. William Robinson, age ca 29 years, swore Thomas Robinson went to John Wheeler for a patent and Wheeler wanted his former bill of sale
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 October 1660, Page 105
      Thomas Robinson and Hennery Frankom demand warrant against John Wheeler and Mary his wife; sale of 350 acres of land
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      Liber A, Page 123, folio 325; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Ensign John Wheeler enters a caveat against the estate of Hennery Lilly for 100# of tobacco

  • Sources 
    1. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

    2. [S044841] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.