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

Martha Sprigg

Female 1676 - 1742  (66 years)


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  • Name Martha Sprigg 
    Born 1676  Northampton Manor, Calvert [Later Prince George’s] County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Nov 1742  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I014526  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Thomas Sprigg,   b. 1629, Kettering, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1704, Resurrection Manor, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Nuthall,   b. 1648, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Northampton Manor, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1668  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Prather,   b. Abt 1673, Prather Hall, Swan Creek, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1711/12, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 1698  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Prather,   b. Abt 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. Thomas Prather,   b. Abt 1704, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1785, Washington County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     3. Rachel Prather,   b. Abt 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     4. John Smith Prather,   b. 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1763, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Philemon Gittens "Philip" Prather,   b. 1707, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1767, Laurens County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Aaron Prather,   b. 10 Oct 1710, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1777, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F05142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stephen Yoakley,   b. Abt 1670,   d. 29 Jan 1733/34, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1713  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F06352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Yoakley, Martha, widow, Charles County, 19th June, 1742; 13th Nov., 1742.
      To dau. Rachel Semmes, 5s.
      To son Aaron Prather, 5s.
      To grandson Aaron, son of Aaron, 250 at majority or time of marriage.
      To grandson Baruch Williams, personalty.
      To Charity Theobald, personalty.
      To child. Eleanor Williams, Thomas Prather, John Smith Prather, and Philip Prather, residue of personal estate.
      To sons, Thomas, Philip, and John Smith Prather, "Spriggs Request" at Collington, in accordance to their father's will. Shd. sd. Thomas fail to deliver the deeds to his bros, afsd., his share be divided between theme
      Exs.: Thomas and John Smith Prather, and Thomas Williams.
      Test: Ignatius Doyne, John Chapman, John Parnaham. 22.524.
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      Martha Yoakley 20.135 A £496.15.6 £1.10.0 Apr 4 1744
      Sureties: William Middleton, Samuel Hanson, Sr., William Hanson,
      Received from: John Frankling, Edward Clements, Thomas Speaker Thomas Mitchel, Bart. Anderson, Walter Maddox, John Miles, Joseph Doyne, Alextius Semmes, Richard Brett, Ralph Shaw, Sr., Samuel Hawkins, Richard Stone, Thomas Midgley, Alexander McLaran, Joseph Allen, Joseph Pile, James Swann, William Neale, Ignatius Sympson, Baptist Boarman, William Winters, Richard Price, William Brawner, Henry Brawner, William Jones, William Dodson, George Hatton, William Sison, Nathaniel Nodder, Joseph Clements, Henry Moor, Matthew Clubb, William Atchison, Jacob Clements, Benjamin Robey, Achilles Ward, Charles Jones, Leonard Clements, Joseph (page torn), Jr., Dr. Parnham, James (page torn), Abraham Gibbs. Francis Ware, William Mcferson, William Barker, Capt. Keylerd, John Stromatt, Bowling Speake, George Dent, Philip Clubb, John Acton, Matthew Smallwood, John Wilson, William Rumsay, Benjamin Davis, John Chapman, Jr., Richard Edlen, Thomas Boarman, James Maddox, George Waple, Henry Barnes, Jr., Dr. Steward, Elias Smith, Thomas Matthews, Joseph Lancaster, William Coombs, William Thompson, Francis Martin, Notley Maddox, Dr, Brown, Edward Jenkins, Thomas Stone, Leonard Green, Sr., John Burgess, Edward Brawner, Benjamin Douglass, George Tarvin, Henry Action, Jr., John Barker, Jr., Benjamin Adams, Giles Green, George Robinson, Francis Adams, Jr., Matthew Stone, Augustine Ward, Barton Smoot, Charles Ford, George Godfrey, Francis Hamersley, Samuel Chunn, John Loveless, Edmond Devene, Charles Clements, Thomas Marshall, Oliver Burch, John Neale, Thomas Dent, Thomas Sympson, William Robey, James Griffen, Daniel Bowen, Samuel Hanson, Jr., John Smith Prather, John Clark, Jr., Richard Chapman, Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer, James Man, John Stone, Basil (page torn), Williams (page torn), James Ferrill, James Thompson, George Tarvin, William Penn, Townly Brome, John Smith, Bayne Smallwood, Richard Tarvin, Baruch Williams, John Martin, Jr., John Clark, Jr., Edward Brawner, John Clark, Sr., Richard Lewis, Thomas Barnes, Jeremiah Mudd, Charles Smoot, William Eilbeck, William McAttee, Charles Blandford, John Mcferson, Thomas Mudd, James Boarman, Henry Neale, Alexander Mcferson, Thomas Speake, Francis Green, Jr., Thomas Crompton, Green Sympson, John Hanson, Sr., John Philpot, Barthley Anderson, William Boarman, Godshall Barnes, Mark McGerson, Joseph Barnes, Thomas Baley, Nathan Harris, Samuel Luckett, Barton Stone, John Clubb, Edm. Macatee, William Thompson, John Muchet, Matthew Barnes, Henry Barnes, Sr., Richard Marshall, Robert Gill, John Estep, Thomas McAttee, Philip Key, Bart. Hungerford, George Jones, Theophilus Swift, Mary McOuchie, William Maconchie, Matthew Stone, Sr., John Robey, William McAttee, Thomas Morris, Benjamin Craycroft, Thomas Lee, Roger Linton, John Briscoe, Leonard Green, Jr., Matt. Barnes, Jr., Richard Speaker Joseph Cresman, John Hamill, Robert Doyne, Richard Snowden, Stephen Chandler, Benjamin Douglass, Jr., Courts Keech, Edm. Porteus, Bartley Anderson, Lend. Briscoe, Jeremiah Adderton, Bart. Hungerford, Stephen Chandler, James Boarman, Robert Whythill, Alexander Hawkins, William Boswell, Sr., Thomas Marshall, John Hanson, Thomas Middleton, Jr., Jacob Brandt, Charles Smoot, Charles Craycroft, Ignatius Doyne, Thomas Hudson, Edward Burch, Charles Philpot, John Mcferson, Francis Green, Sr., John Chapman, Benjamin Clements, Alexander McDaniel, John Hanson (youngest), James Thompson, Benjamin Reader, John Elgin, William Baggot, James Grant, Henry Martin, Charles Ferrill, William Reif, Ledstone Smallwood, Jr., John Buttler, John Fowell, George Bett, James Muncaster, Joseph Harrison, John Barker, Benjamin Muncaster, Zachariah Wade, Sr., James Semmes, Andrew Munroe, Samuel Adams,. Ralph Robey, Edward Neale, Philip Edelin, George Jones, David Southerland, William Loyde, John Chandler, Francis Meeke, Holland Middleton, Isaac Chattam, Matthew Williamson, David Stone, Edward Sanders, Joseph Timms, William Meeke, Charles Musgrave, William Brent, Ralph Shaw, John Baggot, Alexander Hawkins, Ignatius Mitchell, Thomas Williams, Thomas Prather.
      Payments to: Alexander Campbell.
      Executors: Thomas Prather, John Smith Prather, Thomas Williams.
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      William Chandler 16.100 CH £977.13.7 Nov 18 1730 Jan 4 1730
      Appraisers: Robert Hanson, Matthew Stone.
      Creditors: John Hevirie (?), Martha Yoakley.
      Next of kin: Gerard Fowke, George Dent.
      Executors: William Brent, William Neale, Henry Neale,
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      William Chandler 11.259 A CH £977,13.7 £42.17,2 Dec 4 1731
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £92.12.6.
      Received from: Mr. Charles Diggs, Daniel Bryan, John Ensey, Edmond Maggatee.
      Payments to: Martha Yoakley, John Eburnathy, John Speake, executor of Mr. Anthony Neale, Samuell Adams, James Mattingly, Thomas Royston, Rand. Morris, Charles Calvert, Esq,, Samuel Hanson, Benjamin Reeder.
      Executors: William Brent, William Neale, Henry Neale.
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      Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Sr. 26,72 A £311,11.0 £8,6,8 Aug 5 1706
      Received from: Capt. John Hyde.
      Payments to: Margrett Kelleck, Robert Wheeler,
      Administrators; Mr, Robert Wade, Mr. Phillip Gettings, Thomas Prather.
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      Thomas Prather 33B.147 A PG £196.0.11 £252.19.2 May 12 1713
      Received from: Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Mr. Joseph Jackson (merchant in London), Keysar & Wharton (merchants in London), John Nutthall, Jr.
      Payments to: Mr. Charles Purgess, Mr. John Gerard, Dr. Richard Pills, W. Bladen, Esq., William Bladen, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), 6 children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Martha Prather.
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      Thomas Prather 338.147 A PG £196.0.11 £252.19.2 May 12 1713
      Received from: Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Mr. Joseph Jackson (merchant in London), Keysar & Wharton (merchants in London), John Nutthall, Jr.
      Payments to; Mr. Charles Purgess, Mr. John Gerard, Dr. Richard Pille, W. Bladen, Esq., William Bladen, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), 6 children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Martha Prather.
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      Capt. Stephen Yoakley 18.33 CH £76.14.6 Jan 29 1733 May 1 1734
      Appraisers: Francis Ware, Ignatius Luckett.
      Creditors: William Cumming.
      Administratrix: Mrs. Martha Yoakley.
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      Steven Yokeley 12.346 A CH £76.14.6 £127.2.2 Jun 19 1734
      Sureties: Matthew Barnes, Sr., Thomas Hawkins.
      Payments to: William Cumming assignee of Patrick Sympson for attachment against the deceased by said Andrews (?).
      Administratrix: Martha Yokeley.
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 185. Last May 9, before Thomas Stone, Gent, one of the Justices of this Court, came Archibald Johnson of CC, planter, in his proper person, and gave bond of £10 to the Proprietary, and John Delozer of CC, planter, gave bond of £5, on condition that the afd Archibald should appear at next Jun CC Court and answer concerning a certain breach of the Peace, by him committed on a certain Martha Yoakley, and in the meantime, to be of good behavior and not depart the Court then without licence. And now here, at Jun Court, the afd Archibald into Court here in his proper person comes. Thereupon it is ordered that the sd Archibald enter into recognizance with sufficient security for his appearance here from day to day during this present session of the Court, upon which the afd Archibald into Court here in his proper came, and gave bond of £10 to the Proprietary. And with him came Thos: Sanders and Augustine Ward and gave bond of £5 each, to warrant that the afd Archibald will appear here from day to day during this present session of the Court to answer the premises and in the meantime, be of good behavior and not depart the Court then without licence.
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 187.
      Lord Proprietary vs Archibald Johnson. Breach Peace. Convict per Confession.
      By the oath of 15 jurors, namely William Hanson &c, was presented Archibald Johnson for a breach of the Peace. And now here, the afd Arch'd, in the custody of the Sheriff, into Court here, in his proper person, comes, and says that he is guilty. Ordered that the sd Archibald be fined 10 shillings and that he be taken &c. Upon which, into Court, here, came Alexander McPherson of CC, planter, and became Pledge and Security for the afd Archibald to pay the fine afd and the Court fees, and thereupon the sd Archibald is dismissed.
      {See recognizance Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 185}. Arch'd Johnson, on his appearance, is discharged from his recognizance, taken here this Court for his appearance here from day to day.

      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 188. Geo: Coleson of CC, planter, into Court here came in his proper person, according to the tenor of his recognizance, taken before Thomas Stone, Gent, last May 9 for his appearance here this day, to testify for the Proprietary against Archibald Johnson. Therefore sd Geo: from the force of sd recognizance, is acquit.

      Alex:r Hawkins of CC, planter, into Court here in his proper person, came, according to the tenor of his recognizance, taken before Thomas Stone, Gent, last May 9 for his appearance here this day, to testify for the Proprietary against Archibald Johnson: Therefore sd Alexander from the force of sd recognizance, is acquit.

      Lord Proprietary vs Martha Yoakley. Breach Peace. Convict per Confession.
      By the oath of 15 jurors, namely William Hanson &c, was presented Martha Yoakley for a breach of the Peace. And now here, the afd Martha, in the Custody of the Sheriff, into Court here in her proper person comes, she says that she is guilty. Ordered that the sd Martha be fined 10 shillings and that she be taken &c. Upon which, into Court here, in his proper person, came Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, and became Pledge and Security for the afd Martha to pay the fine and the Court fees, and thereupon the sd Martha is dismissed.

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