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

Mary Anne Chunn

Female Abt 1728 - 1804  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Mary Anne Chunn  [1
    Born Abt 1728  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Dec 1804  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003558  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Chunn,   b. 1698, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1744, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Mary Vowles,   b. 1690, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Burch,   b. 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1769, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Between 1744 and 1746  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Burch,   b. Bef 28 Mar 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 24 years)
     2. Orpha Burch,   b. 16 Feb 1746/47, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1792, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)
     3. Martha Burch,   b. 13 Mar 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1824, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F02779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Apr. 8, 1802 The Charles Co., Md. will of Mary Ann Burch, widow, probated Dec. 1, 1804, leaves:
      -to dau. Martha Dent, one Negro man named Moses.
      --to grandau. Martha Dent, one Negro girl named Sarah.
      --to grandau. Ann Dent, one Negro girl na.ed Catharine.
      --to 5 grandchildren, Eleanor, Martha, Clarissa, John and Joshua Turner, 100 pounds currency to be equally divided among them and to be paid unto them indiVidually as they come to lawful age.
      --to dau. Martha Dent, residue of estate.
      Executors, Dau. Martha Dent and grandson Hezekiah Dent.
      Witnesses: Walter Dyson, Elisha Burroughs.
      Source Charles Co., Md. Wills, 1801-1808, pp. 236-7.
      Comment: The will was presented for probate by Martha Dent, executrix. Mary Ann's will shows that her dau. Orpah Turner is deceased. There is no inventory or administration account for Mary Ann Burch.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 236.
      Mary Ann Burch, Will, April 11, 1802; December 1, 1804
      I, Mary Ann Burch of CC widow, enjoying my wanted understandings, tho weak in body;
      To daughter Martha Dent, negro Moses. Also my other property such as household stuff, not mentioned.
      To granddaughter, Martha Dent, negro Sarah.
      To granddaughter Ann Dent, negro Catharine.
      To my 5 grandchildren; Eleanor, Martha, Clarissa, John and Joshua Turner, 100 pounds currency equally divided as they come to lawful age
      Executor: daughter Martha Dent and grandson Hezekiah Dent
      Signed: April 11, 1802 Mary Ann Burch
      Wit: William Dyson, Elisha Burroughs

      ===
      Title: Early Families of Southern Maryland
      Author: Jourdan, Elsie Greenup
      Page: v. 8, p. 63
      ===
      CHUNN, JOHN, Charles Co. 29 Dec, 1743 25 Oct. 1744
      To eldest son RICHARD, 112 A., of "Morrises Mount," bought from Wm, Coode and Joseph Allen.
      To third son ANDREW CHUN, ex., 1/3 of "Brotherood" land given to John Chunn.
      To fourth son PEREGRINE CHUNN, 1/3 of "Brotherwood."
      To sons RICHARD,, JOHN,, ANDREW, PEREGRINE; to daus MARY ANN, ELIZABETH, LYDIA, JUDITH and DOROTHY, personalty, residue of estate,
      Test: Samuel Amery, Samuel (L) Leve, Jr. 23.628-631
      ===
      Richard Chunn 23.109 A CH 89.10.6 90.9.3 Jan 7 1746
      Sureties: Samuel Amery, Edward Swann.
      Received from: Samuel Chunn, John Turton, Edward Swann, Samuel Sothorn, Isaac
      Wood, Thomas Ash, John Noe.
      Payments to; James Nevison, MM Gildart & Sons (merchants in Liverpool), Samuel
      Chunn, MM Muschel & Co., Thomas Midgley, James Compton, Samuel Ameryt Anne
      Suel, Richard Anderson, Joseph Noble, Rubard Boarman, William Harrison, Sarah
      Dyson, Zachariah Bond, Charles Love, Edward Davis, William Blackenbury,
      Susannah Magglestone, Anthony Semmes, John Wise, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter
      Hanson.
      Representatives (siblings): Mary Anne Burch, Elisabeth Chunn, Lydia Chunn,
      Perregrine Chunn, Andrew Chunn, Judith Chunn, Dorithy Chunn.
      Administrator (de bonis non): Andrew Chunn.
      ===
      John Burch 100,269 CH 369,9.7 July 5, 1769
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Charles Love.
      Creditors: Bennett Dyson, John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: Joshua Turner for self and wife.
      ,Administratrix: Mary Anne Burch.
      ===
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Mary Ann Chunn Burch is Hatch's Grandmother....
      CCLR N 4.527
      Certificate. I certify that on Feb 15, 1796, came before me, Collector of the tax of CC, Mary Ann Burch, and made oath that she had imported from North Carolina into Maryland, a Negro lad named Moses, for the purpose of settling therein, and that sd lad is a native of this state and always resided therein until he was carried there to reside in North Carolina, where he lived several months.
      Signed - Jo: Green, Collector of the tax for CC. Recorded
      Feb 15,1796

      CCLR K 4.535
      Bill of Sale. I, Mary Ann Burch of CC, widow, for 5 shillings have sold to Hatch Dent of Hez. of Rowan County, North Carolina, a Negro woman named Teresa, about 19
      years old. Signed Mar 7, 1796 - Mary Ann Burch. Wit - Walter Dyson*. Recorded Mar 10,1796.

      Transcribed as is...

      CCLR IB 2.21

      At the request of Martha Dent the following Bill of Sale was recorded this 20th day of June Anno Domini 1796
      Know all men by these Presents that I Hatch Dent of Hez: of Charles County in the State of Maryland have Assigned Sold and Made over unto to My Mother Martha Dent of the Same County and State A Negro woman named Teresa about nineteen years of Age Acknowledging to have received the sum of ten Shillings Current Money of Maryland for the
      Said Negro woman 7 myself fully Satisfied & paid therewith In Consideration whereof I hereby warrant & forever defend the said Negro woman unto her the said Martha Dent and her heirs Against all Manner of Persons whatsoever claiming by from or under me
      In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Affixed my Seal this tenth day of June 1796
      Hatch Dent of Hez. Seal
      Signed Sealed & Delivered
      in Presence of
      Walter Dyson

      On the back of the aforegoing Bill of Sale was thus written to wit Charles County to wit June 10th 1796 The Came Hatch Dent of Hez before me the Subscriber one of the State Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid and Acknowledged the within Bill of Sale to be his Act & deed and the Negro woman Named Teresa therein Mentioned to be the right Property & Estate of the within named Martha Dent & her heirs forever according to the true intent & meaning of the Same & according to an Act of Assembly
      in such Cases made and Provided Acknowledged before
      Walter Dyson
      ===
      Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR IB 3. 196
      At the request of Martha Dent the following Deed of Gift was recorded this
      8th day of May Anno Domini 1800
      Know all men by these presents than I Mary Ann Burch of Charles County in the State of Maryland for and in consideration of the natural Affection I have for my Daughter Martha Dent & the sum of five Shillings Current Money to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & her the said Martha Dent therefrom forever acquit have given granted bargained & Sold & by these presents do give grant bargain & Sell to the Said Martha Dent her heirs executors administrators or Assign one male negro Child named Thomas now one month old To have & to hold the same in her own proper right and behoof clear of Incumbrances & hindrences whatsoever And I the said Mary Ann Burch do hereby warrant & defend the Said Negro Child named Thos to her the said Martha Dent Against myself & All other persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under me In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Affixed my seal this 2nd day of May in the year of our lord 1800 Mary A Burch seal
      Signed Sealed & acknowledged before us
      Walter Dyson Hezekiah Dent

      On the back of the aforegoing deed was thus written to wit
      Charles County Sst May 2nd 1800 Be it remembered that on this day Mary Ann Burch party to the within Instrument of writing cause before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for said County & acknowledged the same to be her act & deed and Negro Child Thomas therein named to be the right title property & estate of Martha Dent therein also named and her heirs & Assigns forever according to the true Intent & meaning of said Instrument of writing & the act of Assembly in such cases made & provided
      Walter Dyson

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      1788 Fauquier Co., Va. Court, Peregrine Chunn. "Summons to his sister Judith Dovis, widow of Edward Davis, re chancery suit for him, incompetent, by brother Andrew, and Andrew himself, Mary Anne Burch, John & Lydia Burch, Thomas & Dorothy Love, Thomas Sr., Thomas Jr. Peregrine, Humphrey, Joshua, George, Chloe. Elizabeth and Carsey Graves; last six are
      minors by Thollas Jr., next friend."
      Source: Alcock, John P., "Fauquier Families, 1759-1799,"
      p. 66 (citing Fauquier Co., Va. Court Minute Books, Vol. 9, p. 41.)
      Comment: The record above appears as Quoted in Alcock: whether the record itself is this unclear or ..whether Alcock has made a poor abstract I do not know. This records lists, among others, the surviving children of John Chunn, Jr.,and Mary Vowles.
      Mary Anne Burch, the widow of John Burch [Jr.), did not live in Fauquier Co., Va. I do not think that John's 1st cousin John Burch (son of Thomas Burch. Sr.) and his wife Lydia Chunn lived in Fauquier Co. either but the matter is not clear because the name John Burch is found in Fauquier
      Co. at this time. I have placed the John Burchs of Fauquier Co. (father and son) as 2 completely different men. See the author's book "The Burch Fallilies of Southern Maryland to 1800," Vol. 2, pp. 82 etc. Re Fauquier Co., Va., see the records of Mary Ann's son in-law Joshua Turner (m. dau, Orpah Burch.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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