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

Sarah James

Female Abt 1659 - Aft 1694  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name Sarah James  [1
    Born Abt 1659  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1694  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015675  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father Richard James,   b. Bef 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1685, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Eleanor MNU James,   b. Bef 1643,   d. Bef 1705, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1659  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Orme,   b. 1650, Parish of Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1675  Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Orme,   b. Bef 1675, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     2. Sarah Orme,   b. 20 Jan 1683/84, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. John Rev Orme,   b. 21 Jan 1690/91, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Aaron Orme,   b. Aft 1692, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718  (Age > 26 years)
     5. Moses Orme,   b. 1693, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F07921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Ransom, George, planter, Prince George's County, 5th Dec., 1717;
      18th Jan., 1718.
      To James (son of Sarah Taneyhill) and hrs., 30 A. on the River out of "The Wedge," a 20-ft. dwelling to be built on same out of personal etate.
      To Sarah Taneyhill and her son James, personalty.
      To eldest son George, Jr., personalty.
      To dau. Elizabeth Harris, land on which her husband has built, with land bet. prongs of Patuxent branch (pt. of The Wedge and personalty.
      To four sons, William, Richard, Ignatius and Joseph, residue of estate., real and personal, divided equally; son William, ex., to have first choice of land.
      Test: John Orme, Moses Orme, Robt. Orme. 14. 663,
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      James, Richard, A. A. Co., 12th Jan., 1684; 18th Apr., 1685.
      To wife Ellinor, exex., home plantation during life.
      To eld. dau. Mary and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd., and in succession to 2nd dau Sarah and hrs., 3rd dau Martha and hrs., 4th dau. Rachel and hrs., 5th dau. Deborah and for want of hrs., to 6th dau, (unnamed).
      To Mary Symons and Robert Orme, personalty.
      Test: Wm. Symons, Jno. Milner, Sarah Orme, Jno. Elsey. 4. 95
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      Last will of Richard James, father of Sarah, of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, dated 12 Jan 1684/85, names Robert Orme and his wife Sarah (James) Orme.
      Robert Orme, Book 17, Page 416, Transported 1693 to Maryland.
      (Source: "The Early Settlers of Maryland", by Gust Skordas, Assistant Archivist State of Maryland, Published by Genealogical Publishing County, Inc, 1974)
      Robert was reprieved and transported to Maryland in 1673. He was a remarkabe man judging from his accomplishments. After arriving he became a trusted friend of a planter, Richard James, married his daughter and built his own plantation.
      (SOURCE: Sam Orme Samlorme@aol.com)

      1700, 26 June: Deed from James Moore of Prince Geroges County, MD, carpenter.
      To Robert Orme of Prince George's County, Maryland., planter. Price 10,000 lbs. tobacco paid to Hugh Jones of Prince George's County, Maryland., formerly in Calvert County, Maryland, on West side of Patuxent River, bounded on Mattapony Branch, land of George Young, and on Essex Lodge.
      Signature: James Moore.
      Wit: Robert Bradly, James Stoddart, Josh. Cecell.
      Ackn'd: James Moore and wife Mary, 26 Jun 1700.
      Recorded 20 Jun 1701, Vol 1. A, Page 365.
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      Shirley Moller - don't think that Robert Orme married Sarah James d/o Richard James. Look at the will of Richard James....

      James, Richard, A.A.Co., 12th Jan., 1684
      18th Apr., 1685
      To wife Ellinor, execx., home plantation during life.
      " eld. dau. Mary and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife
      afsd. and in succession to 2nd dau. Sarah and hrs., 3rd dau.
      Martha and hrs., 4th dau. Rachel and hrs., 5th dau. Deborah
      and for want of hrs., to 6th dau. [unnamed}.
      " Mary Symons and Robert Orme, personalty.
      Test: Wm. Symons, Jno. Milner, Sarah Orme, Jno. Elsey.

      Notice that Sarah Orme is a Witness to the will along with the husband of Mary Symons who was bequeathed a legacy along with Robert Orme.

      I realize Jourdan in Vol 1 of EFSM states that Robert married Sarah James, but she too is only using the will as a source, and upon reading the will I don't think Robert was married to Sarah James. The will alone is not proof to me that Sarah James is the wife of Robert Orme.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044777] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9 - Corrections.

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