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

Peter Mills

Male 1633 - 1685  (52 years)


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  • Name Peter Mills 
    Born 1633  Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1684/85  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002581  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Family Mary Shircliffe,   b. 1647, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1712, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married 1662  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mills,   b. Abt 1667, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1725 and 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Charles Mills,   b. 1669, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1716, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     3. Peter Mills,   b. Abt 1670, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1744, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     4. Nicholas Mills,   b. 1670, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1728/29, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F01894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chris Clark

      Peter was the son of Nicholas Mills and Anne Longley
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      Mills, Peter, St. Mary's County, 3rd Sept., 1684; 17th Mch., 1684-5.
      To wife Mary, execx., home plantation.
      To dau. Eliza: and hrs., sd plantation at death of wife afsd.
      To sons Nicholas and Peter and hrs., 64 A., "Minsterdam," and 150 A., "Pomfrett Field."
      To Peter and William Howard, sd. estate in event of death of wife and of 3 child. afsd. without issue.
      Test: Clement Hill, Thos. Dant, Jno. Barnard, Eliza: Cooke. 4. 94.
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      Peter Milles 8.351 I SM 61.1.4 Mar 18 1685
      Appraisers: Henry Spinke, Richard Waker.
      Approvers: Thomas Dent, Arthur Thompson.
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      Peter Miles 9.505 A SM Apr 9 1688
      Payments to: Mr. Vansweringen, Dr. Junis, James Heath.
      Administrator/Executor: Thomas Dent.
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      Editors: Peter Mills had married Mary Shirtcliffe (Shercliffe, etc.) by 1667 according to Patents Liber FF:522 (Gibbs). See his will in Calendar, Vol. I, pp. 14-27).
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      John Medley 2.317 I SM Aug 19 1676 Nov 16 1676
      Appraisers: John Warin, Peter Mills, Richard Gary.
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      William Assetter 4.170 I SM #7353 (1677)
      Appraisers: Peter Mills, Thomas Basset.
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      Henry Philips 8.211 I SM 0.2.2 Sep 6 1684
      Appraisers: Peter Mills, John Browne.
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      1664 Mills, Peter Hatfield Hills 200 Rent Rolls New Town
      1666 Mills, Peter Pomfret Field 150 1707 Rent Rolls New Town
      1666 Mills, Peter Hatfield Hills 200 Patent Record 10, p. 385

      1667 Mills, Peter Anstruther 32 1707 Rent Rolls New Town
      1667 Mills, Peter Minsterdam 64 1707 Rent Rolls New Town
      1668 Mills, Peter Anstruther 32 Patent Record 12, p. 49 New Town
      1668 Mills, Peter Minsterdam 64 Patent Record 12, p. 51 New Town
      1668 Mills, Peter Pomfret Field 150 Patent Record 11, p. 385 New Town
      1684 Mills, Peter Minsterdam
      Will, Mills, Peter, St. Mary's Co.,3rd Sept., 1684; 17th Mch., 1684-5 New Town
      1684 Mills, Peter Minsterdam 64 Will, Mills, Peter, St. Mary's Co.,3rd Sept., 1684; 17th Mch., 1684-5 New Town
      1684 Mills, Peter Pomfret Field 150 Will, Mills, Peter, St. Mary's Co.,3rd Sept., 1684; 17th Mch., 1684-5 New Town
      1705 Mills, Peter St. Johns 100 Rent Rolls Resurrection
      1714 Mills, Peter Pomfret Field 150 Rent Rolls New Town
      1715 Mills, Peter Minsterdam 10 Rent Rolls New Town
      1720 Mills, Peter Poplar Neck 109 Unpatented Certificate 351 New Town
      1744 Mills, Peter St. Johns
      Will, Mills, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,4th April, 1741;
      6th June, 1744.
      Resurrection
      1753 Mills, Peter St. Johns 230 SMC Debt Books Resurrection
      1760 Mills, Peter St. Johns 230 Papist Lands Resurrection
      1744 Mills, Peter (son) St. Johns
      Will, Mills, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,4th April, 1741;
      6th June, 1744.
      Resurrection
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      James Pean 7A.215 A #7290 #12694 Aug 28 1680
      Received from: Robert Cole, John Tant, Henry Spinke, John Davis, Michaell Thompson, Robert Brigen, James Pattison, John Warren, Sr., Michaell Realy. John Angell, William Farthing, Richard Craydon, William Roswell, John Williams.
      Mentions: Peeter Howard, Peeter Mills.
      Payments to: Abraham Combs, Robert Craft, Michael Duquas, Randolph Hanson
      remainder payable to Abraham Beele (merchant) & John Stone (merchant), David Driver, Thomas Spalding, Thomas Nottingham for wages for administrator's wife, Matthew Cartwright, Thomas Salmon, Nehemiah Blackiston, John Bayley of Clements Bay, Gerrard Slye, William Roswell, John Addison, Robert Ridgley for fees for naturalization of deceased & his wife & daughter.
      Administratrix: Magdalen Bayley (widow), wife of John Bayley.
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      David Driver 7A.347 I SM #1760 Jul 29 1680
      Appraisers: Peeter Mills, Abraham Coombs.
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      William Cole 8.133 I 75.19.0 Mar 25 1683
      Appraisers: Peter Mills, William Sheircliffe.

      === any relationship - across the potomac from St. Mary's County, Maryland
      Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Wills
      Mills, Peter. 2 Feb., 1676; 2 May, 1677
      Sister Elizabeth Mills;
      Mary, daughter of my brother John Barkett;
      Jane, wife of Samuel Ward;
      John Boyenton;
      Richard Middleton;
      to my father; to John Mills;
      to Joseph Shipp;
      witnesses Samuel Ward, John Mills.
      ===
      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679
      http://aomol.net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000051/html/am5 1--270.html

      Maryland ss. Inquisition The Mill Land (fol. 267)
      An Inquisition Indented taken upon the tenth day of Aprill in
      the fourth year of the Dominion of Charles absolute Lord and Pro
      prietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of
      Baltemore &c.a Annoq Domini 1679 at the house of m.r Stephen
      Murty Scituate & being on the Mill Land at the head of Brittons
      Bay in the County of S.t Maries in the Province of Maryland By
      virtue of a Commission in the nature of a mandamus issued out of
      his Lordship's high Court of Chancery to us Richard Lloyd and
      Clement Hill Gent directed by the Oaths of twelve Good and Lawfull
      men of the Same County of S.t Maries by whom the truth of the
      matter may the better be known and Enquired of who is the Right p.
      Owner of an heir to a tract of Land Called the Mill Land Lying at the (fol. 267) head of Britton's Bay in the Said County of S.t Maries and what age the heir is and of what manno.r and under what Rents & Services
      and how much those Lands and Tenem.ts are of value by the year
      in all issues and who those Lands and Tenem.ts hath or doth Occupy
      and the issues and profits hath or doth receive and by what title and
      how & in what manner and who hath paid the Rent for the Same &
      to whom, We do by the Oaths of m.r John Warren James Pattison,
      Thomas Kirkely Peter Mills W.m Cole Thomas Bassett Robert
      Beard, Henry Spinke Peter Pake Robert Thomas, Robert iford and
      Cap.t John Cambell who being all ready Sworn Say as followeth
      That the Right Hon.ble the Lord Proprietary of the S.d Province
      and by his Patent under the Great Seale of the Said Province bearing
      date the Sixth day of may Annoq Domini 1651 Give Grant and
      Enfeoffe unto Walter Pake of the County & Province af.d his heirs
      & assigns for Ever all that parcell of Land or Tract of Land Lying
      on the East Side of Brittons bay near the head thereof Containing
      and Laid out for Eleven hundred acres more or Less To be holden
      of the manno.r of West S.t Maries Yeilding and Paying therefore
      yearly unto his Said Lordship his heirs and Successors one pound
      two Shillings Sterling or Eleven Bushells of Good Corn at the
      feast of the Nativity of our Lord To be holden in free and Common
      Soccage by ifealty onely for all Services as Relation being had to
      the patent may more at Large appear By virtue of w.ch Grant or
      Patent the Said Jurors do upon their Oaths Say That the said
      Walter Pake became Seized and possessed of the premisses and
      being So Seized and possessed thereof the Said Walter Pake did by
      (fol. 268) writeing under his hand bearing date the tenth day of ffebruary Anno 1652 being menconed and Endorsed on the Back Side of the Patent aforesaid assign all his Right Title and Interest of in and
      to the premisses to Paul Sympson his heirs and assigns for Ever
      And the Said Jurors do upon their Oaths farther Say That the S.d
      Paul Sympson became Seized and possessed of the premisses and
      being So Seized and possessed thereof the Said Paul Simpson did
      by writeing under his hand the date not known but Some part thereof
      to be Seen Endorsed on the back Side of the s.d Patent assign all
      his Right Title and Interest of in and to the Same premisses unto
      Nicholas, John and Peter Mills as by the Testimony of the Said
      Peter Mills one of the Juro.rs doth appear By virtue of which
      assignm.t they became Seized of the Same and being So Seized and
      possessed thereof the Sd Nicholas John & Peter Mills did by write
      ing under their hands bearing date the Twelfth day of December
      Anno 1653 being menconed and Endorsed on the back Side of the
      Said Patent assign all their Right Title and Interest of in and to the
      premisses to John Medley his heirs and assigns for Ever By
      Virtue of w.ch assignm.t the Said John Medley became Seized and
      p.221 possessed of y.e prmisses and being So Seized and possessed thereof (fol.268) the Said John medley did by writeing under his hand bearing date the nineteenth day of July Anno 1656 being menconed and Endorsed on the back Side of the Said Patent assign all his Right and Title of the Said Patent unto John Mills and Peter Mills By virtue of w.ch they became Seized and possessed of the premisses and being So Seized and possessed thereof the Said John and Peter Mills did by writeing under their hands bearing date the fourth day of August Anno. 1656 being menconed and Endorsed on the Backside of the Said Patent assign all their Right Title and Interest of in and to the premisses unto the Said John Medley his heirs and assigns And the Jurors do upon their Oaths further Say that to the best of their Judgm.ts haveing perused what writeings and Evidences Came before them that William Medley Son of the Said John Medley is Right
      heir of the mill Land aforemenconed And the Juro.rs do further
      Say that the heir is Twenty Six years of age and upwards, And the
      Jurors do further Say that as far forth as they can find his Lordship
      by his Receivers appointed to Collect the Same hath yearly Received
      his Rents of the premisses of the Severall persons in whose pos
      session the premisses have been And the Said Jurors do upon their
      Oaths further Say that the Land and Tenements on the Land afore
      said are of value by the year in all issues the Sume of five hundred (fol. 269) pounds of Tobacco And the Jurors do upon their Oaths further Say that mr Stephen Murty doth Occupy the Lands and tenements afores.d and the issues and profits thereof doth receive By virtue of a Bargain and Sale Indented in writeing under the hand and Seale of the
      aforesaid William Medley unto the Said Stephen Murty bearing
      date the Twenty first day of ffebruary Anno Domini 1676 in ffee
      Simple to him the S.d Stephen Murty and his heirs for Ever And
      the Jurors do further upon their Oaths Say that the Said John
      Medley and his heirs hath paid his Lordship's Rent for the Said
      Mill Land about Twenty two years, In Testimony whereof as well
      the Commission.rs as Juro.rs af.d have hereunto Set their hands and
      Seals the day and year first above written
      Richard Lloyd sealed
      Commission.rs
      Clement Hill sealed
      m.r John Warren sealed Rob.t Beard sealed
      James Pattison sealed Henry Spink sealed
      Thomas Kirkley sealed Peter Pakesealed
      Peter Mills sealed Rob.t Thomas sealed
      W.m Cole sealed Robt ifordsealed
      Tho: Bassett sealed John Cambell sealed

      Which being Read and heard It is the Judgm.t of the Court here
      this day to witt the fourth day of June in the fourth year of the
      Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &ca Annoq Domini 1679 that
      William Medley Son of the Sd John Medley deced is heir to the
      Lands in the aforegoing Inquisition menconed
      Nic:Painter Cl Cur Prov.alis

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