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

Sarah Taney

Female Abt 1744 - Aft 1780  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name Sarah Taney 
    Born Abt 1744  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 29 Feb 1780  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I016023  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Michael Taney,   b. Abt 1695, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1743/44, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Sarah Brooke,   b. 1709, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1786, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Aft 1725  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ignatius Fenwick,   b. Bef 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Fenwick,   b. 1763, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1823, "Mellonton" Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Sarah Fenwick,   b. 1766, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1825, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Edward 'Bishop' Fenwick,   b. 19 Aug 1768, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1832, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Charles Fenwick,   b. Bef 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 7 years)
     5. Michael Fenwick,   b. Bef 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 7 years)
     6. Thomas Fenwick,   b. Abt 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nicholas Fenwick,   b. Abt 1780, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1806, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F10403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 253.
      Sarah Cole's Will.
      I, Sarah Cole of CC, gentlewoman, am well of body and of perfect and sound memory, I will that, firstly, all my just debts be duly and truly paid, and I give 30 currency for the poor, to be distributed by my executor.
      To my grandson James Fenwick - all the land I lease up in Pomonkey Neck [Pomonkey Point?], called Fishing Point, containing 4 acres, and the land I bought of Robert Gordon, at the head of Pomonkey Cr, containing 105 acres. I want sd James to pay to each of his brothers, Edward, Mile, Thomas, Nicholass, and Charles Fenwick, 50 currency, in consideration of the above bequeathed lands. I also give sd James the land I bought of Jos. Lantium on Piscataway Cr.
      To my granddaughter Sarah Fenwick - the land I bought of James Green. If, however, Sarah dies unmarried, then the land goes to my grandson, Charles Fenwick. I also give Sarah a Negro girl called Charity.
      To my grandson Edward Fenwick - a Negro boy called Luke.
      To my grandson Micle Fenwick - 2 Negro girls named Rachel & Cloe, and their increase.
      To my grandson Thomas Fenwick - a Negro girl called Sarah, and her increase.
      To my grandson Nicholass Fenwick - a Negro girl called Jayn and her increase.
      To my grandson Charles Fenwick - the land I bought of Basil Smith's heirs, lying on Mattawoman [Cr]. I also give Charles 3 Negro boys called Jacob, Joseph, & Dick (children of Ben & Nan)
      To my grandchildren, James, Sarah, Edward, Micle, Thomas, Nicholass, and Charles Fenwick - the rest of my estate, to be equally divided between them. If any of my grandchildren die underage, that part is to be equally divided between my surviving grandchildren.
      Executor: my grandson James Fenwick. He may keep my whole estate in his hands until the several legatees become of age to receive their part.
      Signed Jul 27, 1784 Sarah Cole.
      Wit - Ignatius Wood,
      Thomas Dent, Peter Dent.
      Probated on Jul 17, 1785 by the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Wood and Thomas Dent. Letters Testamentary were granted to the executor; his securities were Thomas Dent & Nicholas Young,
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      COLE, EDWARD, JR., Charles Co. 24 Dec, 1760 1 Apr, 1761
      To eldest son James Cole, lands In Prince George's County, and a tract called Partnership, In Charles County, near Zechiah Manner.
      To son Edward Cole, land In Pamunkey Neck., and 2 tracts mortgaged -to me by Robert Cato.
      To dau.-in-law Sarah Tany, 2 slaves.
      Extx: Wife Sarah Cole.
      Wit: James Leiper, Geo. Barker, Andrew Gibbs. 31. 287
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      COLE, James, Gent., Charles Co. 16 Jan, 1771; 3 Apr 1771
      To Mother Sarah Cole, Ex.
      To nephews James Fenwick, Edward Fenwick.
      Nieces: Mary Fenwick, Sarah Fenwick.
      Sister Sarah Fenwick.
      Tracts: St. Anthonys "land "St, Dorothys" In Prince George's County, "Partnership, parcel on Grubb St.
      Wit: Henry Wood, Andrew Gibbs, Peter Dent. 38, 234
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 494. At the request of Ignatius Fenwick the following Deed was recorded August 24, 1774
      Indenture made August 9, 1774; between Marmaduke Simms, planter of Charles County, Maryland of one part and Ignatius Fenwick, Jr. now of St. Mary's County, Maryland of the other part. Whereas on or about December 5, 1753 Anthony Simms late of PGCo the brother of Marmaduke Simms for the consideration of 16 pounds 12 shillings and 8 pence sterling and 8000 pounds of tobacco paid to him by Edward Cole, Jr. late of Charles County, Maryland did enter into a bond with Edward Cole in the penal sum of 200 pounds sterling conditioned for the making over to the said Edward Cole, Jr. in fee simple the land hereafter mentioned before any such conveyance was made Edward Cole and Anthony Simms died in the legal estate in the same land decended to the aforesaid Marmaduke Semmes the brother and heir at law and whereas Ignatius Fenwick, Jr. has now in his own right as well as in the right of his wife Sarah {Taney} the legal possession of the same land decended to Ignatius Fenwick, Jr. from James Cole late of Charles County, Maryland deceased the son and heir at law of James Cole, Jr. Now this indenture witness that Marmaduke Semmes in consideration Edward Cole having in his lifetime paid and satisfied to Anthony Simms in his lifetime the aforesaid sum of money and tobacco and performance in execution of the contract of sale of the lands and in consideration of 5 shillings paid by Ignatius Fenwick, Jr. has sold part of a tract called "Stones Delight" lying on Piscattaway Creek being formerly Samuel Barker's tenement and as it is particularly distinguished as a tenant of Samuel Barker by his lease from Elizabeth Rozer for all that part of "Stones Delight" that was not already leased and let unto William Sheriff [Sheircliff], William Decregoe [Deirego], Edward Lanham and William Owen [sic Green] {Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 225, 22 Aug 1727} containing by estimation about 71 acres of land. Signed Marmaduke Simmes in the presence of and acknowledged before John Winter, Samuel Briscoe (JP's) of Charles County, Maryland
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 471. Feb 29, 1780 from Ignatius Fenwick Jr of St_ Mary's County, to Ignatius Greenwell of the same County, for 455 Continental money, a tract of land called Greenstreet, lying in CC, containing about 86 acres. If the afd land should hereafter he taken away from sd Greenwell, Fenwick shall refund the consideration money above mentioned, and no more. Signed - Ign Fenwick. Wit - John Ireland, Thomas Bond. Sarah Fenwick, wife of the afd Ignatius, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Timothy Bowers, Clerk of St. Mary's County, certified that sd Ireland and Bond are JPs in St. Mary's County. Recorded Jun 21, 1780.