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

Mary Pierce

Female Aft 1668 - 1728  (< 58 years)


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  • Name Mary Pierce 
    Born Aft 1668  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Nov 1728  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004074  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 

    Father William Pierce,   b. 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1702, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah Underwood,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1709, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Edward Rowzee,   b. Abt 1664, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1720, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 1709  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James Hughes 2005-07-24 20:20:07
      Virginia Marriage Records Jan 1,1700 - to Dec 31, 1709

      1709 Edward Rowzee Mary Pierce Richmond County
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Rowzee,   b. 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 
    Family ID F03203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry Dr. Oswald,   b. Bef 1670, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married Between 1721 and 1724  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 
    Family ID F50768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 276a-77. Will of Mary Oswald of the County of Essex, being sick and weak, undated.
      Unto my son John Rouzee a Negro woman Cate but not the child she goes with; also Negro boy Billy.
      Unto my daughter Mary Jones one Negro man James.
      Unto my grandchild Robert Jones one Negro girl Dina.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth Rouzee one Negro man Hannaboy and the child Cate now goes with.
      To my daughter Mary one peice of black silk poplin and a, peice of black silk lining.
      All the rest of my waning cloaths to my daughter Elizabeth Rouzee.
      All the other reall and personall estate if any due to me, equally divided between my son John Rouzee, my daughter Mary Jones and my daughter Elizabeth Rouzee.
      My God daughter Mary Roy as also my Godson Henry Mottly, each a pistole to buy them a ring.
      My daughter Elizabeth Rouzee and her estate in the care of my son in law Thomas and Mary Jones untill she shall attain to the age of sixteen or married. She be carefully educated out of the proffit of her Negroes.
      My son in law Thomas Jones and my son John Rouzee executors.
      Mary Ozwell
      Wit: Henry Motley, Ann (W) Whetnell, Nath. Pope.
      19 Nov. 1728. Proved by the executors and by Nathaniel Pope and Henry Motley.
      Pages 277-77a. Bond of Thomas Jones and John Rouzee as executors of Mary Oswald. Unto Salvator Muscoe, Robert Brooke, Nicholas Smith and Richard Tyler junr., Gent., justices. For
      £2000 sterl. 19 Nov. 1728. Securities, John Vawter,
      Nathaniel Fogg and Richard Covington.
      Thos. Jones Jno. Rouzee Jno. Vawter Nathl. Fogg
      Richard Covington
      Wit: Wil Licorish.
      19 Nov. 1728. Acknowledged.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 288-89. Mary Oswald. Inventory. Made pursuant to order of 19 Nov. 1728. Total valuation £318.13.11, including three Negroes valued at £65 and servant men George Garret, Andrew Drummond and David Watts. Signed by Tho. Jones and Jno, Rowzee, executors.
      Thos. Ramsey
      Thos Hawkins
      Ro Parker
      20 May 1729, Returned.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 289-89a. Mary Oswald. Estate account. 20 May 1729. Signed by Thos. Jones, executor. Payments made to John Morgan, Edmon Carril Mary Stokes, John Foster, Robert Chalmers, Thos Silly, Samuel Hinshaw. Receipts from John Barbe, Ralph Farmer
      20 May 1729, Returned,
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      Westmoreland County, Va., Deeds & Will Bk.3,p.2--WILL of WILLIAM PIERCE Written: 24 Sept 1701 (This will was not probated though recorded) {Ed White Notes - WILL - DW 3-50, no date [Fothergill says 20 Feb. 1701], pv 3/25/1702/3.}

      Wife: Sarah
      1. to dau., Mary Rowzee, now wife of Edward Rowzee, both of Essex County, Virginia.
      2. to grandson, Samuel Bailey, son of John Bailey
      3. to grandson, William Pierce, son of John Pierce dec'd, when 21 yrs. of age.
      4. to dau., Elizabeth Bridges
      5. to dau., Margaret Graham
      6. to Thomas Marson and Rachel, his wife, --1,000 lbs. of Tob. [mm note - Thomas is probably some relation to Mary Masan}
      Execucotrs: Thomas Marson and my grandson, William Pierce
      Wit: Willliam Graham, SIMON LUTTRELL, Elizabeth Bridges

      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 31 {Ed White notes added}
      PIERCE, COLONEL WILLIAM, of Cople, gent.; 0 February 1701; 7 April 1702.
      To grandsons Pierce and Stanley Gower 300 acres of land father formerly lived in, part of 610 acres 20 March 1665/6;
      grandson Samuel Bayley son of John all my land on the south side of Pantico;
      grandson William Pierce son of John at 21 years of age the remaining lands in Virginia and slaves;
      daus. Elizabeth Bridges, Margaret Graham and Mary Rowzee;
      Thomas Marson and Rachel his wife 1,000 lbs. tobacco;
      exrs. Thomas Marson and grandson William Pierce;
      my son John Pierce the deceased father of grandson William;
      my wife Sarah one negro and her thirds.
      === did clerk make error in naming Margaret instead of Mary?
      WESTMORELAND DW 3-2, x/x/1700, 9/24/1701. WILLIAM PIERCE to Daughter, MARGARET ROWZEE, wife of EDWARD ROWZEE both of Essex Co. 150 acres part of Aug 14, 1660 [not check] Begin at r/o in line of westernmost side of the patent; for breadth and along SMITH S20W (196 4W corr) 153/2525 to r/o standing to southeast of the line about 30 feet; NW and by N (322) 160/2640 to w/p near head of a cood or gut of a small branch; N20E (016) 153/2525 to r/o corner of STANLEY GOWER, dec.; SE and by E (120) 160, Dividing this and Gower to beginning.
      DW 3-242, 1/24/1704/6 ROWZEE & MARGARET to JAMES SMITH 150, part of Pierce’s 2500 of Oct. 3, 1666. Same as gift above.
      ABSTRACT BY EDWARD J. WHITE
      ===
      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages- 141-43.
      Will of Edward Rowzee of the County of Essex, being very sick and weak dated 5 March,1719.
      Unto my son Edward Rowzee that plantation where my quarter is, to wit, all above the swamp which divides this plantation from my other plantation whereon Pierce Rains and John Cole now lives.
      The remainder of the: said tract below the said swamp where the said Rains and Cole dwell unto my son John Rouzee, but not to enjoy the same until after their mother's decease
      Unto my beloved wife Mary Rouzee the rent produce profit of the aforesaid lands towards the maintenanceand education of my two sons Edward and John during their minority.
      Unto my' said wife my three Negroes, new Jenny, Kate, Haniball.
      Unto my son Lodowick Rowzee my Negro man Jack
      Unto my said son Edward Rowzee my Negro boy little jammy.
      Unto my son John Rowzee my Negro, boy called Robb
      My Negro man named Callibar and my Negro woman called Pendy be continued and kept to work on the plantation where I now live by my son Lodowick and the annual profits of their labour of corn and tobacco to be distributed and paid that of the man's labour among my three sons and the woman' s labour among my three daughters
      Unto my daughter Mary my Negro boy George
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth my Negro
      Unto my daughter Sarah 30 sterling at the age of eighteen years. or day of marriage.
      Unto my said son Lodowick that small parcell of land witch I purchased of Mr. Peter Godfrey:
      Unto my beloved wife my two white servants
      All the remainder of my personall equally divided between my beloved wife Mary and. all my children
      My loving wife Mary and my son Lodowick Rowzee executors.
      Edward Rowzee.
      Wit: Wm Johnson, Richard (R) Mathews, Ja Alderson.
      Codicil; same date My wife Mary during her natural life enjoy the dwelling house at my now dwelling plantation with third part of the land thereunto adjoyning Edward Rowzee
      Wit: Wm Johnson, Ja Alderson, Richd. (R) Matthews.
      17 May 1720. Presented in..Court by. Mary Rowzee and Lodowick Rowzee.
      Proved by Wm. .Johnson; James Alderson and Richard Mathews
      ===
      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 142-43. Will of Lodowick Rowsie in Essex County being very sick and weak of body, dated 2 March 1726.
      After my decease my loving sister Mary Rowsie now spouse of Thomas Jones may have a hundred acres called the upper landing,
      The plantation where my mother now lives to my loving brother John Rowsie after my mother's decease.
      To my loving sister Elizabeth Rouzee the plantation called the bottom of the neck.
      The rest of the land, deducting a hundred acres for my loving sister Mary Jones, to be devided betwixt my loving brother and sister John and Elizabeth Rowsies.
      To my loving brother John Rowsie after my mother's decease my two Negros James and John and to my loving sister Elizabeth Rowsie, my other two. Negros William and Sampson after my mother's decease.
      To my said brother my gray rideing horse.
      My personall estate to be devided between my said brother and sister John and Elizabeth Rowsies.
      To my mother four gunieas and two pistols.
      My loving mother and brother John executors.
      Wit: John Harvie, George Garock, Robert Stewart.
      21 June 1726. Proved by the executors and by John Harvie and George Garack.
      Page 14 Bond of Mary Oswald and John Rouzee as executors
      Lodowick Rouzee. Unto John Lomax, William. Daingerfeild Salvator Muscoe and Robert Brooke, Gent. justices. For 300 sterl. 21 June 1726. Securities, Thomas Jones and James Jameson Mary Oswald
      John. Rowsee
      Tho. Jones
      James Jameson.
      Wit: W. Heny. Terrett.
      21 June 1726. Acknowledged
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 88-89
      THIS INDENTURE made the tenth day of Novembr: 1701 Betweene Mr. EDWARD ROWZE of the Pish: of Cittinbourne in the County of Essex Gentl., of the one part and WILLIAM COLE of the same Parish & County, Planter, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said EDWARD ROWZE for Three thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobaccos & cask to him in hand paid hath sold unto the said WILLIAM COLE his heires & assignes all that p:cell of land or Woodland conteyning Fortie eight acres & a halfe scituate in the Pish of Cittingbourne in the County of Essex aforesaid and bounded beginning at a corner Maple being a corner tree to the land he now dwells on, thence along the ROADE according to the severall courses thereof North West to a marked white Oake standing on the side of the MILL DAM, thence up the said Dam according to the several courses thereof South West to a marked tree standing in the line of Mr. EDWARD ROWZEE, thence along the said line North East to a marked corner tree standing in the aforesaid line, thence by a line of marked trees which parteth this land and the land he now lives on soe to the place it began, besides some certaine parte lying betweene the Maple that divides this land & the said land the said WILLIAM COLE now lives on unto a certaine white Oake standing on the side of the MILL DAM betweene the said lines afore menconed being the several courses of a ROAD to a certaine Pocoson adjoyning to the maine runn of OCCUPACON CREEKE and all vayes waters swamps belonging to the sd parcel! of land or woodland belonging and all Deeds concerning the pr:misses To have and to hold unto the said WILLIAM COLE his heires & assignes he paying the Rent and performeing ye services 'which shall hereafter become due unto or: Sovgne: Lord the King, And the said EDWARD ROWZE for himselfe his heires the said Land will warrant & forever defend and said WILLIAM COLE his heires at all times hereafter peaceably occupy the said land & take the Rents profits 'without any denyall of the said EDWARD ROWZE his heires or any other persons In Witness whereof the p:ties have set their hands and scales
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      JNO: BUTLER, EDWARD ROWZEE
      SALVATOR MUSCOE
      EDWD. ROWZEE acknowledged this Deed and MARY his Wife relinquished her right of Dower to the land therein mentioned in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 9ber: 1701 and the same is truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur

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