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

Kenelm Ward

Male 1713 - Aft 1777  (> 64 years)


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  • Name Kenelm Ward 
    Born 1713  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Nov 1777  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010010  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Mother Agnes {Unproven} Achilles,   b. Abt 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1754, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F06591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Feb. 1777 - Charles Co., Md. Court. At a Charles Co. land commission for "Haislip's Chance," owned by Robert Haislip, the land commissioners took a total of 10 depositions, one of which was given by Kenelm Ward, and five of which mention him. Those depositions are as follows:
      (1) Augusteen Ward, aged 74 years, declares [that] the place where we now are at is a bound tree of Kenelm Ward's land [and] that this deponent bounded the said tree and was the taker up of said tract.
      (2) Henry Haislip, aged 71 years, declares that about 30 years ago Augusteen Ward got Milburn Simms to run out his land called "Charles Town," and that they begun at the place were we now stand which is near a water mill of Kel Ward's and that they run the first course up the hill from said place that Richard Wheeler told this deponent that Agnes Ward the former possessor of the aforesaid tract called "Charles Town" that at the place aforesaid was the bound tree of her land called "Charles Town."
      (3) John Macattee, aged about 46 years, declares that about 30 years ago Agnes Ward who then claimed th~ land called "Charles Town" showed him this deponent a white oak which she said was the bound tree of her land called "Charles Town" which he thinks stood near the place we now are at which [was] below a water mill of Kel Ward's and on the south side of the run but how far below the said mill he does not remember.
      (4) Henry McAttee, agd about 45 years, declaies that about 30 years ago Agnes Ward who then claimed the land called "Charles Town" showed this deponent a bound tree which she sayeth was the beginning tree of her land called "Charles Town" which tree stood about 50 yards below a water mill of Kel Ward's.
      (5) Benjamin Brawner, aged about 46 years, declares that about 30 years ago he carried the chain on a resurvey made by William Hanson for Augusteen Ward as he this deponent understood, and that they begun at a sycamore which is about300 or 400 yards below a water mill of Kel Ward's on a hillside near the run and on the south side of said run and near a gully and on the survey they came very near the other boundaries of "Charles Town."
      (7) Kenelm Ward, about 63 years of age [so b. ca. 1713-4], declares that about 48 years ago Obediah Gardiner showed him a bounded white oak and told him it was the bound tree of his father's land, and afterwards John Gardiner showed him this deponent the same tree and told him it was his father John Ward's bound tree which tree stood near or at the sycamore described in Benjamin Brawner's deposition.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber X No.3, pp. 579-582 (Kenelm's deposition is on p. 581.)
      Comment: Kenelm's land, which contained a water mill, is never named in these depositions.

      ca. Nov. 1777 - Charles Co., Md. Court. At the Aug. 1777 Court, commission issued to examine the bounds of a tract of land in Charles Co. called "Charles Town" which was owned by John Ward [son of Augustine Ward.] Sometime between Nov. 1777 and Mar. 1778 the commissioners took 6 depositions.
      The deposition of Benjamin Brawner mentions Kenelm Ward, but contains no new information as it is just the same deposition that Brawner gave in the Feb. 1777 record above.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber X No.3, pp. 624-5.