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

Nicholas Causine

Male Abt 1608 - 1653  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Causine 
    Born Abt 1608  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1652/53  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002632  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Family 1 Female MNU Causine,   b. Abt 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1641, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. 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)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Hicks,   b. 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1642  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ignatius Causine,   b. 14 Jul 1644, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1695, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Nicholas Causine,   b. 6 Feb 1646/47, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Volume 41 page 54

      April 19 The last Will & Testamt of Mr Nicholas Causine,
      Re Causine's Estate

      being in perfect sence & memory made the Twenty sixth of February 1653.

      [Not Memorandu That I Nicolas Cawsine doe make my dearely beloued Wffe Jane Cawsine my sole & lawful! Exequutresse of all my personall Estate whatsoeue to dispose of the same according to my directions following. I doe likewise constitute & make my true & faythfull freinds Thomas Mathews, Raph Crouch, Henry Adams the Ouerseers of this my Will, & to bee Assistants to my Wffe in the true performance of this my Will.
      1. As for my Land. It is my Will tht it be equally diuided betweene my Two sonnes Ignatius & Nicholas Cawsine
      2 My howse & Plantation allready cleared att Portobacco it is my will that my Wffe Jane Cawsine shall freely enioy during her tearme of liffe
      3. I doe freely giue my sd Wffe the third part of my Estate wch it shall bee lawfull for her to dispose of, as shee pleaseth as any time.
      4 My howsehold goods, Debts, Seruants, Cattle hoggs, or anything else, tht eyther now is, or shall hereafter belong to my Estate. It is my Will, tht my Wffe shall enioy & use the same for her owne & my childrens maintenance & to the bestadvantage of the estate, till p. 19 my sonne Ignatius Cawsine (being aged . . . yeares the fowrteenth of July next) shall come to the yeares of Nineteene. . . then. . . both wth his half e part of Land, & the one part of my Estate tht shall appeare exstant & the other part to remaine in her hand, if shee be lyuing, till my sonne Nicholas (being seauen yarees old the Sixth of this month) shall come to the age of Nineteene, & then hee to bee possessed his halfe of Land, & second part of the Estate extant.
      5. It is my will tht my sonne Ignatius Causine when hee commeth to enioy his Estate shall pay out of my Whole Estate, a Steere to each of my Ouerseers.
      6. I do giue unto Mr Starchy, att my Death a Steere, as being a faythfull Christian, & desyring the prayers of the Church.

      8. If it shall soe happen, tht my Wffe Jane Cawsine dye, before Liber my Two Sonnes Ignatius & Nicholas Causine come to yeares. Then P. C. R. it is my will, That my Ouerseers take care of them, together their Estates, & to manage the same, for the best advantage thereof, till they come to their yeares abovesd
      9. And further it is my Will That my Two sonnes Ignatius & Nicholas Causine for Two yeares after the time exspyred of enioying their Estate, shall not dispose of any of their Estate, eyther in bargayning or selling, or otherwise to diminish it, wthout the consent of their Mother, if shee bee then lyuing, & of the Ouerseers of this my Will.

      In wittness wherof I haue hereunto sett my hand & Seale the day & yeare aboue written The Seale

      Nicholas Causine

      Test: Thomas Carpender, Mary Coksute.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 49
      Declaration of Citizenship: Ignatius Causine, son of Nicholas Causine, a subject of France; born at the house of his father in St. George River of an English mother; holding lands by descent from mother

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      John Cockshot, immigrated in 1641 with Jane his wife & Mary & Jane [his daughters] et al. In the next year Jane appears a widow; she m. Nicholas Causen prior to 1648.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, pp. 22, 59.

      Causine, Nicholas - m. Mrs. Jane Cockshutt, widow of John Cockshutt. Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, pp. 506-7. Nicholas and Jane had 2 children, Ignatius Causine and Nicholas Causine.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 41, pp. 54-5.

      Nicholas Causine [Jr.] did not live to adulthood. After Nicholas Causine [Sr.] died, his widow Jane m. Robert Clark.

      Ignatius Causine - m. Jane _____.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 92.

      Ignatius Causine d. testate June 11, 1695 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 92.

      After Ignatius died, his widow Jane m. Upgatt Reeves.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 14, p. 56.

      Aug. 30, 1649 - Jane wife of Nicholas Cawsin late widow of John Cockshott demanded 2000 acres for Mary & Jane Cockshott her children by said John, due said John for transporting self & 7 persons in 1642, per Robert Clarke (surveyor.) Warrant for Patowmeck River between Cedar Point & head of Port Tobacco Creek.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, pp. 506-7
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 303-8: CAUSEEN MANOR: 1000 acres; Possession of - 1000 Acres - Reeves, Upgett (?): Surveyed 15 Aug 1649 for Nicholas Causeen & patent in the name of Ignatius Causeen the son of said Nicholas on the East side Potomac river at the mouth of St. Thomas Creek.: Conveyance notes - 80 Acres - Richard Molynena from Thomas Hezekiah Reeves; 11 Jan 1748, 135 Acres - Thomas Reeves from Hezekiah Reeves; 28 Sept 1748
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 91
      NICHOLAS COSSIN, 50 as. Chas. Riv. Co., 9 May 1638, p. 570. N. upon the river, bounded on the W. by land of Nicholas Clarke, E. with land of Nicholas Dale &c. Due for his adv. the 1st yeare to sd. Chas. River.