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

James Neale

Male Abt 1723 - 1753  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name James Neale 
    Born Abt 1723  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1753  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003039  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Roswell Neale,   b. 1685, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1751, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Blackistone,   b. Abt 1701, St Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1753, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1716  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Guibert,   b. Abt 1725, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1764 and 1775, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1743  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Neale 55.189 SM 219.11.10 Feb 8 1753 Oct 25 1753
      Appraisers: John Lewellin, Samuel Briscoe.
      Creditors: Philip Key, J. Barnes.
      Next of kin: Raphael Neale, Bennett Neale.
      Administrator: Mr. Robert Yeates.
      James Neal 35.238 A SM 219.11.10 197.16.9 Oct 25 1753
      Payments to: Mr. Philip Key, Mr. Abraham Barnes, John Humphreys paid to Philip Barton Key per Mr. Richard Ward Key, Henry Jernegan, Mr. Meverill Lock, Mr. James Mills, John Eden, William Gerrard Coode, Edward Smoot.
      Administrator: Mr. Robert Yeates (also Robert Yates).
      NEALE, ROSWELL, St. Mary's Co. 24 March 1751; 7 May 1751
      To wife Elizabeth Neale, my dwelling house and 240 A. which runs from branch of creek called "Tomachokln Creek" to the original west line of same tract called "St. Winifreds Free Hold," as near upon a square from the branch of said creek ... and after he decease to my son James Neale and In case he should die without heirs then to sons Raphael, Bennett and Jeremiah Neale.
      To son James Neale about 30 A. whereon he now lives and which adjoins land before devised to my wife to be that parcel which was lately surveyed by Basil Wheeler.
      I give my water mill and 6 A. for Its use adjoining to my four sons: James, Raphael, Bennett and Jeremiah. The rest of my land I give to my three sons Raphael, Bennett and Jeremiah, my son Raphael to have that part whereon he has built and now lives, In case all my four sons die without Issue then I will -the land to my three daus: Anne Gibson, Mary Wheeler and Elizabeth Neale. And If they also die without Issue then to my two sons William Neale and Henry Neale.
      There being a settlement made by me before my marriage to my present wife whereby a provision Is made for her I do therefore hereby give unto her 2 Negro women, Nell and Jenny,
      To son James Neale, Negro Will and Lucy. If wife takes back Negro Charles and Negro Rose from son Raphael, as some of these Negroes included in the settlement before mentioned, then I give to son Raphael Negro Robin and Negro Phillis, but If wife releases to my said son her right to Charles and Rose then I will her to have said Robin and Phillis.
      To son Bennett Neale, Negro Tom and Negro Bridgett.
      To son Jeremiah, Negro Ned and young Harry.
      To dau, Anne Gibson wife of William Gibson,, Negro Lucy and Negro Tublus.
      The Negroes called Jack and Henry already given to dau. Wheeler I hereby confirm unto her,
      To dau. Elizabeth Neale,, Negro George and Negro Nancy, All remainder of Negroes I bequeath to my seven children: James Neale, Raphael Neale, Bennett Neale, Jeremiah Neale, Anne Gibson, Mary Wheeler, Elizabeth Neale.
      My four sons James, Raphael, Bennett and Jeremiah, exs.
      Wit: John Somervell, John Daily, Abrm. Lovelace.
      Codicil: It is further my will that my dau. Elizabeth Neale have Negro called old Harry.
      To son William Neale 1 s.
      To son Henry Neale 1 s. 28.61
      Blackistone, Thomas, St. Mary's Co., 10th Nov., 1742 ; 8th Dec., 1742.
      To bro. John, ex., bro. Robert Mason and his three child. viz., Mate, Nehemiah and Rodolph, to Darcus Mason, test. godchild, to bro. Roswell Neal and his sons, James, Bennett, and Raphael, sis. Susannah Mason and her unborn child, and sis. Elizabeth Neal, personalty.
      Test: Thomas Coode, Ealia Hanlin.
      Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:28:52 -0400
      From: "Dobricky, John"
      To: "Norma Lundgren" ,
      Subject: RE: [MDCHARLE-L] Three Pye wills
      The James Neale who died in Charles County, Maryland, in 1761 never had a wife named Elizabeth Guibert. Elizabeth Guibert, daughter of Thomas Guibert (d. 1728-29) and Sarah ______ married the James Neale who died in 1753 in St. Mary's County. He was the son of Roswell Neale and his second wife, Elizabeth Blackistone.
      The James Neale who died in 1761 in Charles County, Maryland, did have a wife named Elizabeth ________. And, yes, she did marry Gerard Neale next. But, she wasn't Elizabeth Guibert. No Guibert relatives are associated at all--and I mean at all--with the administration of the estate of the James Neale who died in 1761 in Charles County, Maryland.
      The myth about James Neale (d. 1761) and Elizabeth Guibert was, I believe, started by Harry Wright Newman in his book on Semmes and Kindred Families. I have that book and there is no indication whatever--not to mention proof--that Elizabeth Guibert married the James Neale who died in 1761 in Charles County, Maryland.
      I also have several pieces of circumstantial evidence indicating that Sarah _____ Guibert (wife of Thomas Guibert (d. 1728-29)) married (2) John Bruce (d. 1737) and (3) Robert Yates. She died, as Sarah Yates, in Charles County in 1785 (although, for some reason, her Will was probated in St. Mary's County, Maryland). You may know that Robert Yates also was one of the witnesses to the 1743 agreement between James Neale and Anne Guibert concerning the slaves owned by Thomas Guibert (d. 1728-29). Also, Robert Yates was the administrator of the Estate of James Neale (d. 1753 in St. Mary's County--son of Roswell Neale and Elizabeth Blackistone). Etc.
      John Dobricky

      Charles County Land Record Book X No. 2, 1743-1744; Page 82. Know that Thomas Guibert of St. Mary's County, by his will, dated Mar 17, 1728/9, amongst other things, bequeathed to his daughter, Elizabeth Guibert, 1 Negro wench called Lucy, but the increase of Lucy he willed to be equally divided between his 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Ann Guibert. Now at this day, the increase of Lucy consists of 1 Negro girl called Nell, 1 Negro boy called George, 1 Negro girl called Terrie, and 1 Negro boy called Ben, which 4 Negroes, the increase, are this day divided, by and with the consent of James Neale (who married sd Elizabeth) and Ann Guibert, as follows (viz) James Neale has Nell and Ben, and Ann Guibert has George and Terrie. Signed Nov 30, 1743 - James Neale. Wit - Just:n Jordan Jr, Robt Yates.
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1749-1756
      Volume 701, Page 326

      This Indenture made on the third day of December in the
      Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred fifty & two Between John Eaden
      of S.t Marys County Gentleman of the first part James Heard ^of the same County Gentleman of the second part and James Neale^ of same County
      Gentleman & Elizabeth his Wife of third part Whereas the said John Eaden in April
      Term which was in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred fifty & one by Writ of
      Entry Sur Disseisin en le Post did recover against the said James Heard All that
      Divided Moiety of a Tract of Land called Cobrin lying in Saint Marys County afsd
      near Clements Bay Containing One hundred and fifty Acres of Land be the same
      more or less as in and by the said Recovery remaining of Record in the Provincial
      Court of this Province of Maryland at Annapolis relation being thereunto had may
      more fully and at large appear Now this Indenture Witnesseth That the True
      Intent and meaning of the said John Eaden and of all the Parties to the said
      Recovery before and at the time of suffering the said Recovery touching and
      concerning the said Land and Premisses whereof the said Recovery was suffered
      always was and yet is that the said Recovery and other Acts and Assurances
      of and concerning the s.d Land & Premisses with the Appurtenances at any time
      formerly suffered Executed or had wherein or whereto the said John Eaden is in
      any ways a Party and all and every the Executions of the same should and shall be
      and enure and be Construed Adjudged Deemed and taken to be and enure and
      are hereby Covenanted Granted Agreed and Declared and the true intent and
      meaning of the Partys to these Presents is that the said Land and Premisses
      so as afsd Recovered shall be and enure and shall be Construed Esteemed
      Adjudged and taken to be and enure and are hereby declared to have been
      Intended to be and Enure to the Sole Use and Behoof of the said James Heard
      his Heirs and Assigns for ever and to no other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever
      In Witness whereof the Partys to these Presents have hereunto Interchangeably
      set their hands and Seals the day and Year first above Written
      Sealed and Deliver'd Jn.o Eden Seal
      In the Presence of
      Geo Dent Rob.t Yates James Heard Seal
      James Neale Seal
      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed Eliz.a Eher Neale Seal
      Viz.t mark
      Maryland fs.t Dec.r 3.d ^Day^ 1752 Then Came before me one of his Lordships
      Justices of the Provincial Court John Eaden James Heard & James Neale &
      Eliz.a his Wife Parties to the within Instrument of Writing and Acknowledged the
      same to be their Act and Deed for the Uses Intents & Purposes therein mentioned
      and at the same time the said Elizabeth was Privately Examined out of the hearing
      of her said Husband and Acknowledged that she did the same freely and Voluntarily
      without the Th^r^eats or Compulsion of her said Husband or for fear of his Displeasure
      Acknowledged & Certifyed by Geo Dent

      Dec.r the 9.th 1752
      Received of M.r James Heard the Sum of six Shillings Sterling
      for his Lordships Use (it being the Alienation Fine on the One hundred and fifty
      Acres of Land within mentioned) By Virtue of a Commission from Benjamin
      Tasker Esq.r his said Lordships Agent & Receiver General

      Recorded Dec.r 9.th 1752 Rich.d Dorsey