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

Joseph Harrison (Hanson) Speake

Male 1745 - 1795  (50 years)


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  • Name Joseph Harrison (Hanson) Speake 
    Born 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1795  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003910  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Richard Speake,   b. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1749, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Theodosia Wade,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1758, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1717  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cordelia Speake,   b. 9 May 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Thomas Speake,   b. Abt 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Charlotte G. Speake,   b. Abt 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     3. Alexander Smith Speake,   b. Abt 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Amelia Speake,   b. Bef 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 11 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F00807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 272.
      Joseph H. Speake, March 28, 1795; June 1, 1795
      I, Joseph H. Speake of CC being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory
      To wife Cordelia Speake, the use of the whole of my estate both real and personal during her life in widowhood, in case she remarries then one third of personal estate and the remaining two thirds equally divided between son Joseph Thomas Speake and daughter Charlotte G. Speake
      To son Alexander S. Speake, all my lands after death of my wife.
      Executor: wife Cordelia Speake and Thomas John Speake
      Signed: x
      Wit - Francis Speake, Joseph Young, Lawson Speake
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 336. Joseph Speake - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Sep 22, 1795.
      Negroes: Len (45), Frank (34), Nace (19), Charity (30, and child), Jane (22), Scifax (5).
      Total amount: 585.11.03/4.
      Appraisers: Lawson Speake, Joseph Young.
      Kindred; Jane (X her mark) Garner, F. Speake.
      Creditors: Horatio & Judson Clagett, surviving partners of Thos, Ho. & Judson Clagett,
      Creditor: H: Marshall-
      CC, Nov 2, 1795. Then came Cordelia Speake & Thomas John Speake, executors, made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      SPEAK, THEADOTIA, Charles Co. 13 April 1758; 5 May 1758
      Son Richard, ex.
      To dau Jane Speak, use of Negro woman, Sue, Negro girl Nell, spinning wheel, furniture.
      To son William Speak, Negro boy Ben.
      To son Joseph Harrison Speak, Negro boy Leonard, Negro woman Sarah.
      To son Francis Speake, Negro boy Jesse, Negro man Dick.
      To my four children, vizt., Jane, william, Joseph and Francis Speak, further increase of Negro woman Lew.
      Wit: John Speake,Jur., John Clinkscale.
      Codicil: 14 April 1758. Wit: Alexr. Adams. 30. 529
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      Will of Richard Speak; probated May 30, 1749
      To son Thomas Speake, 100 acres that I bought of my bro. John, being pt. of "McKeys Park" and pt. of "Allonsons Foley"; also the plantation whereon William Golden now liveth, being pt. of a tract called "The Gift".
      To son Thos. gun Bell, bed, half my cattle up the river saving the big steare, Negro man named Joseph
      To son John Speake, 3 tracts, "Little Cremore", "Hard Shift" and "Allinsons Secret". also ...
      To Dau. Mary Speake, Negro girl named Fillis and other
      To dau. Theodotia Speake. Negro boy James and other
      To dau. Elizabeth Speake, Negro girl Peg, and other
      To dau. Winefred Speake, Negro girl Bess, and other
      To son Hezekia Speake, Negro man Amblus, and 150 acres, pt. of "Speaks Inclosure" and part of "Morecrafts Friendship".
      To son Richard Speake,150 acres joining to Hezekia, being part of "Speaks Inclosure" and "Morecrafts Friendship", Negro man Jack
      To Son George Speake, Negro boy Henry
      To wife Theodotia Speake, 3 Negroes: Dick, Sarah, and Lucey and Sam, wenches to be divided between my four children: Jane Speake, William Speake, Joseph Hanson Speake, and Francis Speake.
      Wife, Extx.
      Wit: Theop Swift: Wm. Winter: Isaac Kent (MCW, X26; Wills, 26.116
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 265.
      Lawson Luckett, February 24, 1795; March 16, 1795
      I, Lawson Luckett of CC
      To mother Margaret Luckett all my right title interest and claim to all the land willed by my father Ignatius Luckett being part of three tracts; Luckett's Addition Luckett's Hazzard, and Luckett's Slipe. Also two negoes Frank and Peter
      Executor: mother Margaret Luckett
      Signed: February 24, 1795 Lawson Luckett
      Wit - Joseph H. Speake, Benjamin Benson, Lawson Speake)
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      Charles County Deed Book S#3; Page 181.
      Deed of Partition. Indenture made Jul 25, 1771 between Richard Speake of CC, planter, of the 1st part, William Speake of Westmoreland County, Virginia, shipwright, of the 2nd part, Joseph Speake of Maryland, mariner, of the 3rd part, and Francis Speake of Alexandria, Virginia, mariner, of the 4th part. Richard Speake of CC, decd, father of sd Richard, William, Joseph, and Francis, being seized in his demesne as of fee, of and for part of the tracts of land following (to wit) part of a tract of land called the Gift, part of one other tract of land called Morecrafts Friendship, and part of one other tract of land called Speaks Inclosure, all lying in CC. By his will, he devised the same to his 4 sons, George, William, Joseph, & Francis, and their heirs, to be equally divided between them. Sd George (now decd), in his lifetime, by deed dated Apr 7, 1757, sold to sd Richard Speake, party to these presents, all of sd George's part of sd devised premises. Now this deed witnesses that sd Richard Speaks, William Speake, Joseph Speake, and Francis Speake, have agreed to make partition and division, and by these presents, do make a artition of the sd devised parcels of land amongst themselves, as follows, that is to say, sd William shall have part of the Gift and part of Morecrafts friendship (exclusive of Benson's part) that lies on the NE side of the Reedy Run and on the north side of the Main Road leading from Chickamuxon Warehouse to Mattawoman Fresh, containing and laid off for 75 acres, as by a plat thereof. Sd Richard shall have all that parcel of land, bounded by the beginning tree of Speakes Inclosure, the head of the School House Branch, the westernmost line of MoreCrafts Friendship, the Reedy Run, the main road leading from Chickamuxon Warehouse to Mattawoman Fresh, then with the road to Benson's part of the Gift, the westernmost corner of land called Ocunton, containing and laid out for 130 acres, as per plat afd. Sd Francis shall have that parcel, bounded by the parcel of land last above mentioned allotted for sd Richard, the westernmost line of Morecrafts Friendship, containing and laid out for 112-1/2 acres, as per the plat afd. Sd Joseph shall have the remaining part of sd parcels of land so devised as afd, bounded by the 3rd corner of Morecrafts Friendship, sd Richard's parcel, the head and NE side of School House Branch, the 2nd corner of More Crafts Friendship and Speakes Inclosure, containing and laid out for 141 acres, as per the plat afd. The part above laid off for William are the Point, part of the Gift, and part of More Crafts Friendship. The part laid off for Richard is part of MoreCrafts Friendship, and a small part of Speaks Inclosure. The part laid off for Francis is part of More Crafts Friendship. The part laid off for Joseph is the other part of More Crafts Friendship. Signed - Rich Speake, William Speake, Joseph Speake, Francis Speake. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Geo Lee*. Recorded Jul 26, 1771.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Book Z#3; Page 25.
      Jun 23, 1783 from Henrietta Speake and Lawson Speake, to Francis Speake, all of CC. Whereas Richd Speake of CC, decd, owned sundry lands in CC, and, by his will dated Sep 14, 1776, devised as to his landed estate as follows: "I give to my brother, Francis Speake, all my land lying above the Reedy Run on the north side of the main road leading from Chickamuxon to Mattawoman; secondly, I give to my wife, Henrietta Speake, the use of all my other lands during her natural life, and after her death, I give sd lands to my nephew, Lawson Speake, and if sd Lawson dies without issue, the afd lands to be equally divided between my brother Hezekiah's 2 sons (Viz) Joseph and Francis, and if they die without issue, then the lands to be divided between my 3 brothers, William, Joseph, and Francis". And whereas sd Henrietta Speake and Lawson Speake are certainly convinced that the sd Richard Speake meant that sd Francis Speake should hold and enjoy the land devised to him in fee simple, and therefore that they have no right or title to the same, and wanting to carry into effect the intent of the will and to avoid the possibility of dispute and litigation, and for 5 shillings to them paid by sd Francis Speake, they, Henrietta Speake and Lawson Speake, release and confirm to sd Frans Speake, all the lands, late of the Richd Speake lying above the Reedy Run on the north side of the main road leading from Chickamuxon to Mattawoman. Signed - Henrietta Speake, Lawson Speake. Wit - Warren Dent, Rich Barnes. Recorded Jul 28, 1783.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 66.
      Elizabeth Speake's Will.
      I, Elizabeth [Speake] of CC, am sick & infirm of body, but of sound & perfect sense & memory, and to avoid
      controversies or disputes after my death, I make this, my Will.
      To my granddaughter Amelia Speake - a Negro girl called Luce, and her increase, to be put in Amelia's possession when she arrives at age 16.
      To my granddaughter Elizabeth Speake - a Negro girl called Meriah, and her increase, to be put in her possession when she arrives at age 16.
      To my grandson Alexander Smith Speake (after the death of his mother Cordelia Speake the use of a Negro girl called Sarah; her increase is to be equally divided between my sd grandson Alexander & my granddaughters Amelia & Elizabeth Speake (also after the death of their mother Cordelia Speake).
      To my daughter Cordelia Speake - the use of afd Negro Sarah
      and her increase, during my daughter's natural life.
      Also a Negro girl called Winnifred & her increase, forever.
      To my daughter eleoner Ann Speake - 1 bed and furniture, a Negro wench called Cate, a Negro boy called Len, a ditto called Allen, and a Negro girl called Ann, and their increase.
      I want my son Thomas John Speake to pay my daughter Eleanor Anne Speake, 8 common current money per year until she marries, and afterwards, sd payment to cease.
      To my son Thomas John Speake - the rest of my estate, both real and personal.
      I want Capt. Joseph Speake and my daughter Eleoner Ann Speake to pay one third of the debt Mr. John Robertson recovers of me by law, which he has sued me for, & also the same proportion of all costs arising from sd suit, and the balance of all other debts to be paid by my son Thus John Speake, including the remaining two thirds of the debt costs recovered by Mr. John Robertson.
      Executors: Capt. Joseph Speake & my son Thos John Speake. Signed Oct 1, 1788 - Elizabeth S. [sic]. Wit - Lawson Speake, William Garner.
      Probated on Apr 14, 1789 by executor Thomas John Speake and by the oath of witness Lawson Speake,

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