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

James Wheeler

Male 1656 - 1685  (28 years)


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  • Name James Wheeler  [1, 2
    Born 16 Dec 1656  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1684/85  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002270  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father John Wheeler,   b. 22 Jan 1630/31, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1693/94, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F01107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Theobald,   b. 1652, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 1678  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wheeler,   b. 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     2. James Wheeler,   b. 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
     3. Anne Wheeler,   b. 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Haddock,   b. Abt 1659, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1691, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marriage 1 Katherine UNKNOWN
      Married: ABT. 1675 in Charles County, Maryland

      JAMES WHEELER (1656-1684)
      James Wheeler was born 16 December 1656, in Charles County, Maryland, the son of John and Mary ( ) Wheeler.
      A cattle mark was registered in his name when he was only three years of age. He witnessed a deed in 1671 when he was only seventeen years of age.
      He married, first, Elizabeth Corker, widow of Thomas Corker and daughter of Clement Theobold.
      He married, second, Catherine , who after the demise of Thomas married second, Moses Jones. She passed away shortly thereafter, and Moses Jones then married Elizabeth Jenkins.
      He did Jury service in january of 1679, and then in March of that same year sued Thomas Hussey for a debt of 400 pounds of tobacco. In August and November of 1680 he was on jury duty, and in December 1680 he sued Thomas Hussey for execution on the earlier judgement.
      In August of 1681, he was a member of the Charles County, Militia, and he and Captain Randolph Brandt were the two Roman Catholics against whom a plot was made to get them out of the troop.
      In April of 1681, John Hussey made a counter-suit against James Wheeler for 3000 pounds of tobacco in chancery court.
      Walter Ball quotes a Semmes manuscript as stating that James died in december of 1684. That date is undoubtedly correct, as a statement of his account was filed by Moses Jones, and Catherine, his wife on 16 May 1686. (Accts. AE, No. 6, p. 9). An additional inventory was filed 24 November 1687 by John Clark and John Goodshall (Book 10, folio 1). Yet another inventory was filed 11 November 1692 by Moses Jones, "in right of Catherine, his wife who is deceased and was in her lifetime executor of the last will and testament of James Wheeler. (Book 10, Folio 364).
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      James Wheeler 8.388 I CH 33,19,1 Feb 11 1684
      Appraisers: John Godshall, John Clarke.
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      James Wheeler 9.188 A CH 33.19.1 #13404 Aug 16 1686
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #8149.
      Payments to: Ignatius Warren, William Newman, William Dent, George Brent, Thomas Gavan, Thomas Hussy, Edward Rookard, Mrs. Mary Chandler, Cornelius Haddocks, Richard Harrison, Thomas Wheeler, Roger Dickenson, Humphrey Warren, Dr. John Lemair, John Wheeler, Ralph Shawe, Mr. Robert Doyne, Henry Hardy per receipt of Mr. Burford, Samuel Cockett, John Booker, Robert Taylour.
      Executrix: Katharine Jones, wife of Moses Jones
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      James Wheeler 10.1 I 16.10.0 Mar 24 1687
      Appraisers: John Clarke, John Godshall.
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      James Wheelar (planter) 10.364 A CH 16.10.0 #11340 (May 1693)
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #3960.
      Payments to: Joshua Wilkingson, Cornelious Maddock, Henry Maries, Joseph Gray, James Royston, Edward Rookewood, Hugh Aspitall, William Saunders, John Probert, Joseph Bullet, Capt. Phillip Hoskins, Robert Midleton,, Nicholas Nichollson, Thomas Frederick, John Posey, Thomas Jenkins, Phillip Lynes, John Gray, Richard Harrison, James Barret, John Cornish, Clebourne Lomax, John Clarke & John Godshall, Michaell Ashford, Capt. Philip Hoskins & Philip Lynes, John Pryor, John Martin, Richard Boughton, Robert Doyne, William Dent, Cornelious Maddock, Richard Newton, Maj. James Smallwood.
      Mentions: Maj. John Wheelar & Moses Jones at difference on behalf of orphans (James and Anne).
      Executrix: Katharine Jones (relict), deceased wife of Moses Jones.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Wheeler, James, s/o John and Mary Wheeler, b. 9 days before Christmas 1656
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      William Loofe 7A.384 I CH #23212 Mar 12 1680
      Appraisers: George Godfry, James Wheeler.
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      Thomas Coates 8.255 A CH #14616 #10518 Oct 12 1682
      Payments to: Col. William Chandler, Edward Gale, John Reddish, William Wells, Edward Maddock, Joshua Graves upon account from Anne Britton, John Richards upon account from his master Thomas Hussey, James Whetler,
      Executor: John Clarke,
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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,
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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 Land Records, Liber Q, Page 53
      COURT OF 8 MAR 1691
      Order against Moses Jones who m. Catherine, relict and extx. of James Wheeler, dec'd
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber Q, Page 62
      COURT OF 8 Nov 1692
      12 Nov 1692; memo on difference between Maj. John Wheeler and Moses Jones on behalf of orphans of James Wheeler
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 28 August 1698
      From: WILLIAM HARBERT of Charles County, planter To: FFRANCIS MARBERY of P. G. Co.
      Price: 4000 lbs. tobacco
      Property: 500 acres, all of "Little Ease" in P. G. County, formerly in Charles County, bounding on a tract called "Thomas his Chance," and on EDWARD PRICE'S land called "Laset Thicket" ["Locust Thicket"]. Signature: WILLIAM HARBERT
      Wit.: JOSHUA MARSHALL, FFRANCIS WHEELER, JANA. WHEELER.
      Ackn'd: WILLIAM HARBERT, 21 October 1698 Recorded: (no date), Vol. A, p. 175
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 156: Indenture, 2 Feb 1705
      From: James Wheeler, planter of Prince George's County
      To: John Middleton, planter of Prince George's County
      For 9,000 pounds of tobacco a 200 acre tract called Wheeler's Purchase in Prince George's County, formerly Charles County, at the east side of the Piscataway at an Indian town called Pamunkey; bounded by St. John's Creek, land of Cap't Luke Gardiner; this land runs parallel to a patent of 500 acres granted John Wheeler, grandfather of James Wheeler on 10 Jul 1663; John Wheeler willed 200 acres of the land to his brother, James Wheeler, now in the possession of Richard Edgar, 200 acres willed to above named James Wheeler and 100 acres to Anne Wheeler, sister of the said James, now wife of Hillary Ball
      Signed: James Wheeler (mark)
      Witnessed: R. Bradly and James Stoddart
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 176a: Indenture, 21 Nov 1706
      From: Hillary Ball, Planter of Prince George's County and Ann, his wife
      To: William Hutchison of Prince George's County
      For 3,000 pounds of tobacco a 100 acre parcel of land in Prince George's County, formerly Charles County; part of a tract of land called Wheeler's Purchase surveyed by John Wheeler, decd, and left to John, James and Anne Wheeler; Anne being the wife of Hillary Ball; bounded by James Wheeler and the Potomac River
      Signed: Hillary Ball and Anne Ball (mark)
      Witnessed: Francis Marbury and Henry Acton
      Memorandum: Anne Ball examined by Coram Nobn, Francis Marbury and Henry Acton Alienation: 27 Nov 1706 William Hutchison paid the sum of 2s

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

    2. [S044841] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.