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

Anne Clarke

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  • Name Anne Clarke 
    Born 1679  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I002166  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Clarke,   b. 1642, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1686/87, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Dent,   b. Bef 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1711, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1665  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Osborn,   b. Bef 1654, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1722/23, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Osborn,   b. Bef 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     2. Richard Osborn,   b. Bef 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F01478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Provincial Court Records PL#3; page 14, dated 25 Dec 1707 "George Thompson of St Marys County, Gentleman sold to James Bowles of St Mary's County, Merchant, a piece of land." "Then came Anne wife of the said George Thompson."

      === not my research
      Notes for Anne Clarke
      To Mary, wife of John Martin Smith, Cleborne Lomax and Blanche, his wife, Eliza:, wife of Jno. Hawkins, Robbin, son of Anne Osborne, and to Rev. George Tubman, personality. Cleborne Lomax and John Martin Smith, exs. and residuary legatees of personalty, they to have charge of plantation until the heir (unnamed) comes to take possession of it. Test: Anne Osborne, Morris Fitzgerald. Liber 6, folio 84.

      The Maryland Calendar of Wills, compiled and edited by Jane Baldwin, Wills from 1738 to 1743, Volume VIII, Baltimore, Maryland, 1928, reprinted Family Line Publications, Westminster, Maryland, 1988, page 191:
      Here is a record I found in Prince George's County, Folio 715 Enrolled 3 March 1725 Lists of debts of John Medcalfe to satisfy the Justices claims according to the act of assembly:(unfortonutely this is to dim to totally decifer); all distinquishable names are listed as follows: Phillip Lee, Doctor Hepburn, Joseph Story, Robert Brady, Margeret Sprigg, Anne Martin, Anne Osborn, Stephen Yoakley, John SMNUer, Edward Frond,Thomas Wharton, Richard Synge, R.Walone,Mich.Coles,Pw.Hinton,Thomas Grace,James Sand, Anthony Beadle, Thomas Sprigg, Joseph Haynes, Anne Osborn 24 Jan 1725 deposition of Thomas Wharton, age 18 24 March 1725 Deposition of Richard Clarke, age 27

      Folio 510 Indenture, 9 dec1723;enrolled 14 Dec 1723 From Richard Clarke, Planter of Prince George's County, to Edward Tyler, Gent. of Prince George's County, for L 18/13/0 tract of land sold by Hugh Ryley to Richard Clarke called Clarke's Purchase in Prince George's County; Containing 100 acres of land, part Hogg Yard Signed Richard Clarke Witnesses: Phillip Lee, Ralph Crabb Acknowledged by Anne Clark, wife of Richard

      There are some names in this group of importance. for instance Thomas Sprigg, Margret Sprigg,and Richard Clarke.This Richard Clarke was born about 1698. Anne Osborne of course was listed on will in 1721 of Robert Clarke who married 1st to Sarah Combs then 2nd to an Elizabeth____________. The fact that she and her husband Richard appear on all the records of my Robert Clarke's death in every single document points to a stong relationship.
      !When Robert Clarke made out his will in 1721 Anne Osborn and Richard Osborne were Witnesses. When my Robert Clarke made out two different inventories and an Account of belongings Richard and Anne Osborne were there. Also listed as witnesses on will was William and Robert Hutchings who were brothers to the below mentioned Francis Hutchings.

      !Hutchings, Frances, St., Mary's County, 1st June, 1719; 25th Sept., 1719.
      !To sister Katharine Hassell, personalty and land bequeathed testatrix by will of father ________ (with consent of bro. Robt., sd land not being divided). " bro. William, personality. " bro. Robert, ex., personality in possession of Jonathan Gurr and 14s. in Wm. Ennises hands. Test: William Wilkinson, Jr., Robt. Clark, Jr., Richard Osborne. Liber 15, folio 231.

      Richard Osborne's name appears again on Francis Hutchins will in 1719 along with Robert Clarke Jr. son of Robert Clarke and Sarah Combs, also present was William Willkingson Jr. who according to another document I have married Elizabeth Clarke. Now the problem is Robert Clarke who married Sarah Combs had no daughter named Elizabeth Clarke nor did any of his sons. This Elizabeth Clarke belongs to an Abraham Clarke. This is not the same Abraham Clarke who married Eleanor Heard and also had a daughter named Elizabeth Clarke. Richard Osborne and wife Anne Osborne appear on all the records of my Robert Clarke and then appear with Robert Clarke Jr. because Anne Clarke married Richard Osborne, Anne Clarke(Osborne was the niece of the Robert Clarke who married 1st to Sarah Combs, and 2nd to an Elizabeth______. Therefore Richard Osborne was the Uncle of Robert Clarke Jr.
      Now Watch :

      Will of Benjamin Hanson dated 29 Sept 1737 and Oct 1737 Appraisers: Roger Mathews, John Clarke Creditors: George Charney, William Osborn next of Kin: Sarah Tayman(Mother), Edward Mariarte Admistratrix: Sarah Hanson
      Notice the name Roger Mathews. A Thomas Mathews married Jane Cockshoot daughter of Jane Hicks who married Robert Clarke the immigrant. and the fact that the name John Clarke and a William Osborn are listed together again points to a connection between Osborn Family and Clarke Family.
      Now Thomas Sprigg owned land near Robert Clarke son of the immigrant which was located in Ressurrection Manor, and Thomas Sprigg married Eleanor Nuthall(daughter of John Nuthall and Elizabeth Bacon)
      The fact that a Richard Clarke also appears with Anne Osborne indicates once again the Clarke and Osborne Family ties.
      In 1704 Robert Clarke and brother Francis both sons of John Clarke who died 1685 were in Prince George's County making Land deals. Anne Osborne is their as well.
      Folio 481 Power of Attorney, 10 May 1720; enrolled 30 Aug 1723
      Richard Clarke, planter of Prince George's County appoints John Swerigen of Prince George's County, to sell a track of land called Clarke's Purchase and Clarke's Fancy in Prince George's County. signed Richard Clarke witnesses Rupert Butler, Wylde Clarke.
      Now Clarke's Purchase was owned originally by Robert Clarke the immigrant and he passed it on to John Clarke. John Clarke passed it on to four sons John, Robert, Benjamin, and Francis Clarke who sold it in 1699. Now a Richard Clarke is selling it. Who is this Richard Clarke? where does he fit in? and who is this Wylde Clarke.
      Folio 510 Indenture, 9 dec1723;enrolled 14 Dec 1723 From Richard Clarke, Planter of Prince George's County, to Edward Tyler, Gent. of Prince George's County, for L 18/13/0 tract of land sold by Hugh Ryley to Richard Clarke called Clarke's Purchase in Prince George's County; Containing 100 acres of land, part Hogg Yard Signed Richard Clarke Witnesses: Phillip Lee, Ralph Crabb Acknowledged by Anne Clark, wife of Richard
      Notice name Hugh Ryley
      The name Raley, Ryley, Realy, were all the same family depending on how they chose to spell it Henry Realy, Michael Realy, and John Raley were listed on will of my Robert Clarke son of the immigrant who made out his will in 1721 and died 1725.
      Now what makes this interesting is that a Robert Clarke in 1688 purchased land called Small Hopes and Purchase. Was this the same land called Clarke's Purchase. I I'm also working on another theory that Thomas Ennis married the widow of John Clarke who died 1685. Not enough evidence yet to support this.
      The fact that a Richard Clarke also appears with Anne Osborne indicates once again the Clarke and Osborne Family ties.
      In 1704 Robert Clarke and brother Francis both sons of John Clarke who died 1685 were in Prince George's County making Land deals. Anne Osborne is their as well.
      Folio 481 Power of Attorney, 10 May 1720; enrolled 30 Aug 1723
      Richard Clarke, planter of Prince George's County appoints John Swerigen of Prince George's County, to sell a track of land called Clarke's Purchase and Clarke's Fancy in Prince George's County. signed Richard Clarke witnesses Rupert Butler, Wylde Clarke.
      Page 244: On October 8, 1647, Robert Clarke, the Surveyor General, reported that he laid out for Richard Nevett 100 acres on Britain's Bay. Likewise on May 14, 1651, Clarke surveyed for him, styled Richard Nevett, Planter, 300 acres on the north side of the Patuxent River near a creek called Hampton Creek. this plantation later fell into Calvert County. This land was originally in St. Mary's County.

      In Book "ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, RENT ROLLS, 1639-1771 copyrighted
      1993 by T.L.C/ Genealogy, P.O. Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369. Page 38

      New town Hundred
      300. 0.12.0. Michael Jenifer from Anne Osborn, July 9, 1720.
      Michael Jenifer from Thomas Sprigg, March 29, 1722

      Maryland Calendar of Wills
      Jenifer, Michael, St. Mary's County, 10th July 1726;
      2nd Sept., 1728
      to wife Mary, extx., 550 Acre dwelling plantation, bought of Coll. Thomas Sprigg, and 190 acres _______, bought of William Hutchins, during life; at her decease to pass to son Michael Parker Jenifer and hrs.; he dying without issue, or during his minority, the same to pass to son Daniel and hrs. to son Michael afsd., personalty, some of which bought of Mr. Low.
      To son Daniel and hrs., 202 Acres "Turvey." where Christopher Orrell now lives, 350 acres "Forrest of Harvey" (both tracts bought of Maria
      Farthing); and personalty, some of which bout of Mrs. Osborn.
      To godsons George Read, Clark Read, John Mallone and Fran. Hutchings, personalty, to be applied toward education. Brother Daniel to have charge of tuition of child. and of their estates, shd. wife refuse extx. Residue of estate to be divided as law directs; to be buried at Chappell.
      Test: John Read, James Smith, Ignatius Fenwick. 19,488

      Liber 6, folio 84.

      To Mary, wife of John Martin Smith, Cleborne Lomax and Blanche, his wife, Eliza:, wife of Jno. Hawkins, Robbin son of Anne Osborne, and to Rev. George Tubman, personality. Cleborne Lomax and John Martin Smith, exs. and residuary legatees of personalty, they to have charge of plantation until the heir (unnamed) comes to take possession of it.
      Test: Anne Osborne, Morris Fitzgerald.
      Liber 15, folio 231.

      Hutchings, Frances, St., Mary's County, 1st June, 1719;
      25th Sept., 1719.
      To sister Katharine Hassell, personalty and land bequeathed
      testatrix by will of father ________ (with consent of bro. Robt., sd land not being divided).
      To bro. William, personality.
      to bro. Robert, ex., personality in possession of Jonathan
      Gurr and 14s. in Wm. Ennises hands.
      Test: William Wilkeson Jr., Robt. Clark Jr., Richard Osborne.

      Richard Osborne was a witness on will of Robert Clarke in 1721 Robert Clarke wills Liber 18 Folio 438, 1721 St. Mary's County, Maryland

      Clarke, Robert, St. Mary's County, 19th Aug., 1721;
      31st Jan., 1725.

      To eldest son Thomas and hrs., land he now lives on in "Beaver Dam Manor";
      personality.
      To son Robert, "Addition"; and personality.
      To little son Benjamin and hrs. (son of wife Elizabeth), dwelling plantation ________ and personality; to be in care of his mother and to be brought up in faith of Church of England; should. he die during minority, plantation after wife's decease to son Thomas and hrs.
      To wife Elizabeth, extx., residue of personal estate during life; at her
      decease, to be divided among eldest children, viz. Thomas, Robert, daus. Sarah Greenwell, Anne Hall, Jany Gough and Elinor, wife of Henry Greenwell.
      Test: Richard Osborne, Robert Hutchings, Michael Realy.
      Codicil, 8th Nov., 1725: Shd. wife die during minority of son Benjamin, she may assign him as she thinks fit, security for complying with above will being given.
      Test: M. Jenifer, Jno. Read, Henry Realy

      Robert Clarke Jr was the son of Robert Clarke and Sarah Combs. William Wilkinson Jr. married Elizabeth Clarke daughter of an Abraham Clarke. Here is Richard Osborne again.

      Anne Osborne was a witness on inventory Robert Clarke Inventory Liber 11 Folio 337, 1726 St. Mary's County, Maryland The Robert Clarke who died 1725.

      Anne Osborne was a witness on Robert Clarke Account Liber 8 Folio 232, 335, St. Mary's and Robert Clarke and Account Liber 9 Folio 406, 1727/29 St. Mary's County, Maryland The Robert Clarke who died 1725

      Richard Osborne also purchased curtains of Michael Jennifer. Micheal Jennifer was another witness on will of Robert Clarke who made out will in 1721

      In 1704 Robert Clarke and brother Francis both sons of John Clarke who died 1685 were in Prince George's County making Land deals. Anne Osborne is their as well.

      Now Clarke's Purchase was owned originally by Robert Clarke the immigrant and he passed it on to John Clarke. John Clarke passed it on to four sons John, Robert, Benjamin, and Francis Clarke who sold it in 1699. Now a Richard Clarke is selling it. Who is this Richard Clarke? where does he fit in? and who is this Wylde Clarke. (This Richard Clarke and Wylde Clarke could very well be sons of John Clarke and Elizabeth________ who was the son of John Clarke who died 1685)

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