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

Thomas Speake

Male 1634 - 1681  (47 years)


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  • Name Thomas Speake 
    Born 1 Jan 1633/34  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Aug 1681  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003901  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Family 1 Grace Shackleton,   b. Bef 1640, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Nov 1663, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1656  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F03071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Bowling,   b. 26 Jun 1635, Chorley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 May 1692, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Married Bef 3 Nov 1663  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Speake,   b. 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1730/31, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Bowling Speake,   b. 1674, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1755, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F03076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Refer to the following link for DNA evidence that Thomas Speke was not related to the Maryland Thomas Speake

      http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/14/thomas-speak-c1634-1681-the-catholic-i mmigrant-52-ancestors-11/
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      Speak, Thomas, St. Mary's County, -- -- --; 6th Aug., 1681.
      To wife Eliza:, all lands during widowhood.
      To son John, sd. lands at marriage or death of wife afsd.
      Ex. Brother-in-law James Bouring, who is to care for other child or testator.
      Test: Richd. Edelen, Thos. Sickes. MCW 2. 160.
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      Thomas Speake 8.256 I SM 10.12.3 Aug 15 1681
      Appraisers: Robert Guine, Francis Groves,
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      Thomas Speake 8.274 A SM #10123 #12061 Oct 12 [1682]
      Payments to: Mr. Richard Hobart, Dr. Hodgeson, ------ Maddox, James Bowling, Dennis Haskelong, Thomas Marshall, John Jarvis, Samuell Dobson.
      Executor: James Bowling.
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      Sources:
      Title: robertsf@seattleu.edu
      Calendar of Wills, Mayland, Vol 1
      Title: CCLR B.131
      Title: Charles County Court and Land Records, Volume I, p. 163 Liber B
      Text: p. 187, 3 Nov 1663
      Cornelius Maccarme demands warrant against Robert Taylor in action of the case; subpoena Mr. Allonson, John Wheeler, William Hils, Elisabeth Speake


      From the Speakes family association web page:
      EARLY HISTORY
      Over three centuries ago colonial settler Thomas Speake and his wife, Elizabeth Bowling started their family in St. Mary's County--now a part of Charles County, Maryland.
      As the family Grew, subsequent generations spilled into Virginia and were soon joining pioneer trail blazers in the westward migrations to Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and southward into the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama.
      Now three thundered years later descendants of the immigrant settler have joined together--The Speak/e/s Family Association--in an attempt to trace all the different branches of the family and publish a genealogy of the Speak/e/s family.
      The name Speke is of English origin, but, over the years in this country many variations have been used--Speke, Spake, Speak, Speake, Speakes, Speaks, Speek and Speeks. The Speak/e/s Family Association believe that most people in the United States who can trace their Speak/e/s line back to 1850 are probably descendants of the English immigrant settler Thomas Speake who settled in that part of St Mary's County;, Maryland which is now in Charles County.
      By researching early colonial records, we know that Thomas Speake settled in St. Mary's about 1660. He married Elizabeth Bowling. Thus began the history of our family.
      Thomas and Elizabeth were the parents of two sons--John and Bowling--who are the progenitors of many different branches of the Speak/e/s name.
      John, the first born, married Winifred Wheeler. To them were born five children. Bowling, the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth, married Mary Benson. They had four children of whom we know.

      The third generation--grandchildren of Thomas and Elizabeth--are as follows:

      CHILDREN OF JOHN AND WINIFRED (WHEELER) SPEAKE
      1) James;
      2) Thomas, died 1767, married Jane Maddox, daughter of Edward Maddox;
      3) John, died 1775, married Elizabeth Wade;
      4) Richard, 1698-1749, married Theodosia Wade, a sister of Elizabeth who married John;
      5) Jane, married E Maddox (Maddocke)

      CHILDREN OF BOWLING AND MARY (BENSON) SPEAKE
      1) Edward, born ca 1730;
      2) Thomas Bowling, born ca 1731;
      3) John, born ca 1734, married Rebecca Beckham;
      4) Nicholas;
      http://wsnet.com/~bruceb/sfah~1.htm
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      SPEAKE, THOMAS of Zachaia, Charles Co. 2 Aug 1755;13 Sep 1755
      To wife Jane Speake, dwelling plantation whereon I now live, together with all that tract called "Speake's Enlargement," also all my personal estate except one dun mare.
      To son Edward Speake 5 sh,
      To my two sons Thomas Bowling Speake and John Speake, 120 a. of land to begin at the second course or line of a tract called "Mistake," run the course of this tract until at the end of the courses next to Jourdan Swamp take in pt. of a tract called "Speaks Enlargement" then to divide It equally between them.
      To son Thomas Bowling Speake, a mare.
      To two sons Charles Becworth Speake and Nicholas Speake, remaining pt of tract called "Speaks Enlargement," and remaining pt. of tract, called "Mistake," containing both together, 90 a. After the death of my wife, her land to be equally divided by a line drawn from Jordan Swamp to the opposite line and my son Charles Beckworth Speake to have first choice, Also I give to my dau Elizabeth Anne Mary Smith, wife of Peter Smith, that tenement whereon they now live for the space of 5 years and no longer provided they keep but on labouring hand (as we commonly call it) thereon at one time besides their two own selves. I give all my personal estate aforementioned after the decease of my wife Jane Speake to be divided among my two sons Charles Beckworth Speake and Nicholas Speake and my three daus Elizabeth Anne Mary Smith wife of Peter Smith, Anne Speake and Eleanor Speake.
      Wife Jane Speake, extx,
      Wilts Edward Miles,, John Baggat, James Smith. 29, 545
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 Nov 1658, Page 27 - 28
      James Hare, age ca 30 years, swore that Thomas Gerrard had questioned him as to whether he ever received any tobacco from Mr. William Tomson or John Mansfeeld for his use upon bill; deponent swore he did not; /s/ James Hare; wit. Thomas Speake; by George Thompson 2 May 1658
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      From: Rhonda Wathen [mailto:kybarrelmom@earthlink dot net]
      Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 7:33 PM
      Subject: Speaks family line

      My 8th great-grandparents are Thomas Speaks (1/1/1632/33-8/6/1681) and Elizabeth Bowling (1648-1676). I would like to share more information about our direct lines if you are interested.

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