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

Humphrey Posey

Male 1683 - 1718  (35 years)


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  • Name Humphrey Posey 
    Born 1 Feb 1682/83  Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 May 1718  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002939  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father John Posey,   b. Abt 1649, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Jul 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Susannah MNU Posey,   b. 1653, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1717, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1668  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Lemaster,   b. Abt 1687, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1703  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Posey,   b. Bef 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Humphry Posey 1.64 CH 13.10.6 [1718]
      Appraisers: William Wilson, James Allen,
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      On 10 Mar. 1690, a balance from the estate of 8893 lbs. tob. was divided between the widow Susanna (1/3=2964 lbs.) and 5929 lbs. between Susanna, wife of Edward PHILPOTT, Elizabeth POSEY, Mary POSEY, Jane POSEY, Humphrey POSEY, and John POSEY for their "part and proportion of the remaining part of the sd: Estate." (Q1:24-26)

      Note that Humphrey and John were included in the distribution. The court record shows the that this distribution was to be divided among "the rest of his children," and did not include "two of his sons." The statement about "give unto two of his sons" (not "his two sons") also implies there were more than two sons. It is believed one of these would be Benjamin. The other probably died unmarried, and his share would have descended to his eldest brother Benjamin.

      Charles County Maryland Probate Records Inventories Book 1717-1735 30: Humphrey Posey decd 30 May 1718
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber Q, Page 24
      COURT OF 10 MAR 1690
      13 Jan 1690; regarding admn. of estate of John Posey by the widow Susanna Posey, now Susanna Austin; inventory listed; distribution to Susanna Philpott, wife of Edward Philpott, Elizabeth Posey, Mary Posey, Jane Posey, Humphrey Posey and John Posey, children of the deceased
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Posey, Humphrey, s/o John Posey and Susanna Posey of the head of Wicomico River, b. 1 Feb 1683
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      Susannah Allison 39C.131 A CH 19.17.6 l8.6.8 Mar 1 1717
      Payments to: John Poley, (Posey)
      Administrator: Humphrey Poley. (Posey)
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      Susannah Austin 39C.130 I 19.17.6 Oct 3 1717
      Appraisers: Thomas Osburne, James Martin,
      Creditors & Next of kin: John Posey.
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      EFSM, VOL. V, p. 41:
      26-1 Benjamin Posey; m. Anne ; d. by 1745; nok Thomas Allinson 1733 (117.349); moved to Prince William County, VA

      Benjamin Posey of Prince William County, VA, s/o Humphrey Posey, decd, conveyed 100 acres Willford at Nanjemy bounded by John Posey's St. John's to William Dent; ack. Ann, wife of Benjamin (CCLR O#2.117)
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      6 Jul 1745; Benjamin Posey of Prince William County, VA, sold 50 acres called Sumbit to William Cooksey; no ack. by wife (CCLR X#2.62)
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 126
      16 Aug 1717; Recorded at request of Humphrey Posey:
      16 Aug 1717; Deed of Gift from Humphrey Posey to his son Benjamin Posey; /s/ Abram. Lemaistie; wit. Jacob Miller, Darby Ocaine (mark), Wt. Bayne
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      Charles County Court Records, June 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 463
      Pursuant to the order of last Nov Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Wellford, in possession of William Dent.
      Commissioners appointed: Bayne Smallwood, William Winter, Richard Price, and Richard Speake of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the Petr, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). William Dent is seized of sd Wellford, lying in CC. The purpose of the Commission was to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land.
      Signed Nov 17, 1737 - Sam:l Hanson, Clk:.
      And now here, Bayne Smallwood and William Winter return to this Court the Commission afd with the following certificate and depositions: we certify that we have given notice and have examined all such witnesses as have been produced to us. Signed Jun 2, 1738 - Bayne Smallwood, William Winter.

      CC. Edward Grey, age about 55, declares that about 12 years ago, he was shown this black oak that he now lays his hand on, by his brother, James Grey, to be the beginning tree of Poseys Land, and sd James told this deponent that it was showed to him by his father, John Grey. He further declares that he knows not the name of the sd land, but that it was the land that formerly belonged to Humphry Posey and at his death descended to his son, Benja. that now lives in Virginia, which tree stands 8 yards from a piece of tobacco ground now tended by this deponent.

      CC. Thomas Davis, age about 38, declares that about 12 years ago, Walter Winter showed this black oak that this deponent now lays his hand on, to be the beginning tree of a tract of land called Poseys, which this deponent lived on, which he rented of Richard Crouper, who married the widow of Humphry Posey, which oak stands about 8 yards from a piece of tobacco ground now tended by Edward Grey.