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

John Coode

Male 1648 - 1709  (60 years)

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  • Name John Coode 
    Born 3 Apr 1648  Penryn, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1709  4th Dist, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018337  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Family 1 Susannah Gerard,   b. Bef 19 Apr 1635, Newhall, Lancashire.England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1681, St. Clements Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  Abell, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. William Coode,   b. Bef 1670, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1727, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     2. John Coode,   b. Bef 1675, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F09586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Coode,   b. Bef 1662,   d. Abt 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Mary Coode,   d. Aft 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne Coode,   b. Bef 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1763, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
     3. Winifred Coode,   b. Bef 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
     4. Richard Coode,   b. Bef 1705, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1736, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F03622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Coode History: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md/coode/1680.htm
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527c.ht ml
      URL title: Maryland Indexes Marriage References MSA S 1527 C
      Coode, John, m. by 8 Dec 1674, Susanna, widow of Robert Slye (ARMD 65:506; 69:136).
      Coode, John, St. Mary's County, 27th Feb.,, 1708; 28th Mch., 1709.
      To eld. son John, and hrs., "Pendreine" adjoining Mattapany in St. Clements hundred.
      To 2nd son William and hrs., ""Pissimore Point" where he now lives, and land adjoining where John Tenison lived,, also to 2 eld. sons named jointly, land and island bought from Richd. Foster,
      To son Richard and hrs., "Second Thought" above Rock Creek in freshes of Patuxent-also jointly with 3 daus, Mary, Anne and Winifred, mill at Tomacookin and land adjoining bought from Ozwell Dash.
      To wife Eliza:, extx. during life, dwelling plantation "Bluff Point,," running down Manalopson, and stock thereon for support of child. she has by me.
      Test: Philip Briscoe, Sr., Luke Barber, Edward Barber., Sam'll. Williamson. 12, 341,
      Col. John Coode 29.241 I 259.13.0 Apr 2 1709
      Appraisers: Thomas Jordan, Thomas Sikes.
      Col. John Cood 36C.66 A SM 259.13.2 111.6.8 Jun 6 1715
      Received from: Jos. Vansweringen, Maj. Bedle, Elisabeth Gardner, Mr. Chiseldyne, Thomas Bolt, Henry Norriss, William Haywood.
      Payments to: Thomas Sykes, Mr. Chiseldyne, William Taylard, Mr. Henry Jennings, Josep Vansweringen, Elisabeth Gardiner, Edmond Howard, Robert Mansfield, Mr. John Cood, Philip Briscoe, William Young, Richard Dallam, John Parry.
      Legatees: William Cood.
      Executors: William Hooke and his wife Elisabeth Hooke.
      William Williams 5.348 I SM #7160 Feb 10 1678
      Appraisers: John Watson, John Coode.
      Henry Sprye 5.356 I SM #1660 Sep 20 1678
      Appraisers: Kenelme Chiseldine (also Kenelme Cheseldyn), David Holt,
      Administrator: John Coode.
      John Tennison 8.91 I SM 209.12.9 Mar 29 1683
      Appraisers: John Coode, Vincent Mansell,
      John Tenneson 8.483 A SM #50313 #23125 Oct 8 1685
      Payments to: John Mudge, Nehemiah Blakeston, Justinian Gerrard, Henry Fornly, Frances Knott, Thomas Grunwin, Abraham Hooke, John Coode, Pattrick Spencer note to Henry Fornly.
      Executor: Justinian Tennison.
      James Greene 9.148 A SM #7652 Aug 9 1686
      Payments to: Ambros Wotton, William Dent, Joshua Guibert, Robert Carville.
      Administrator: John Coode.
      John Armsworthy 29.295 A SM 19.10.6 15.7.1 May 22 1709
      Payments to: Mr. John Coode, Dr. Nicholas Richardson, John Phipps, Thomas Rasy, James Bright, Richard Chapman, William Banister, John Brown.
      Executors: William Banister, John Browne.
      James Keech 29.305 A SM 522.12.3 Jun 8 1709
      A second inventory was cited in the amount of 94.13.9.
      Payments to: Peregrine Browne, Fran. Searson, Samuel Riccaud, John Sanders, James Keech, John Cartwright, Henry Peregrine Jowles, Joseph Venour, James Worthington, Richard Tilquard, Jonathon White, Walter Story, Elisabeth Hawkins, John Coode, Ralph Crabb, Moses Adney, James Heath, Cornelius White.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Keech.
      John Evans 31.83 A SM 65.3.0 65.3.0 Sep 6 1709
      Payments to: Elisabeth Inman, Mr. George Muschamp per Mr. Richard Llewellin, Mr. John Coode, Mr. Ja. Bowles, Mr. George Rigg, Mr. Ja. Hay, Charles Egerton, Mr. George Muschamp.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Williams.
      Capt. James Swan 31.85 A SM 79.6.3 104.4.7 Apr 3 1710
      Received from: Edward Gillian, John Rose.
      Payments to: John Parry, Mr. John Coode, Mr. William Coode, John Shanks, William Butler (his of estate of John Butler).
      Administratrix: Judith Swan (widow).
      Benjamin Clarke (gentleman) 31.357 A SM 77.7.0 120.9.6 Aug 4 1710
      Payments to: Ja. Gough, Robert Parker, Mr. Kenelm Cheseldyn, John Perry, Thomas Hunt, Kenelm Cheseldyn, Nathan Smith, Notly Maddox, Jo. Peters, Addams Clarke, John Briscoe per John Cood, John Branson, John Parry per Mr. Parr, John Sanders per Parry, Luke Barber, Susanna Lovell, Thomas Clarke, Mr.
      William Coode, Mr. Cornelius White, Francis Clarke.
      Administratrix: Judith Parker, wife of Robert Parker.
      Mr. Luke Gardner 31.360 A SM 438.0.8 206.16.8 Sep 22 1710
      Received from: Isaac Milner, Mr. Ja. Hayes.
      Payments to: Edward Turner, William Wilkinson, Ja. Matthews, John Cood, Esq. Brook, Ja. Keech, Col. Henry Darnall, John Cally per Richard Hopewell, Gerrard Slye, Lord Baltimore paid per Ja. Carroll, Michael Curtis, Elisabeth Penn per Capt. Emms, William Bladen, Esq., Thomas Bordley, Mr. Henry Perreg. Jowles in part of bond of Mr. Gardner & Mr. Hayes to Mr. Samuell Sheppard. Executrix: Mrs. Elisabeth Gardner.
      Robert Mason 32B.241 A SM 748.7.0 #9673 Sep 25 1710
      Received from: Mr. Phil. Lines.
      Payments to: Mr. William Bladen, John Coode, Mr. Gresham, William Coode, Ken. Chiseldine, Mr. Edward Howard.
      Executrix: Mrs. Susanna Mason.
      George Plater, Esq. 328.130 A CA 1865.7.9 898.17.4 Apr 14 1711
      Received from: George Parker, John Coode, Jr., Daniel Jenifer Gerrard Slye, Daniel Rawlings, Francis Mauldin, Arthur Young, Edward Doring, Abraham Skipers, Daniel Phillips, James Duke, John Smith, Roger Boyce, Edward Edloe, Col. Henry Lowe, Maj. Nicholas Sawell, Maj. William Parker.
      Payments to: account of Maj. John Freeman, Edward Edloe, James & Hercules Couts per John Hays receiver of Amos Garrett, Esq., Richard Smith, Jr., His Excellency John Seymour, Esq. (dead), Peregrine Brown (merchant in London), Tobias Bowles, Timothy Keyser & Thomas Wharton, Isaac Milner, Richard Dod paid to Thomas Orrill, Edmond Howard, Edward Boteler per Robert Hall, James Bowlee, Thomas Bordley.
      Mentions: Mr. Tobias Bowles.
      Administratrix: Anne Rousby (widow), now wife of John Rousby, Esq.
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 13 - 15

      Recorded at request of Ralph Harrison:
      3 Mar 1704; Ralph Harrison of Anne Arundel Co. appointed agent to adjust rents and arrears and inequities of rent rolls of Charles and Prince George's Cos.; /s/ James Heath
      7 Sep 1706; James Heath appoints afsd. Ralph Harrison agent for the management of rent for farms in St. Mary's. Charles and Prince George's Cos.; except that in St. Mary's you receive from Mr. John Coode my receiver for that county to deliver to you the rent roll for that county and that you examine same; excepting tenants of My Lord's Manor in Charles Co.; rent rolls of Charles Co. to be adjusted to the rent rolls of Anne Arundel Co.; /s/ James Heath
      7 Sep 1706; Regarding agreement made on 1 Feb last; Ralph Harrison to be paid at the rate of 10,000# tobacco per year for perfecting the rent rolls and managing the rest in St. Mary's, Charles and Prince George's Cos.; /s/ James Heath; wit. Sam Idolls (mark), Ralph Harrison
      10 Oct 1707; Bills payable to me may be taken on all accounts of 500# and upwards whey they cannot make payment in the present year; /s/ James Heath
      James Hughes 2005-07-30 15:04:04
      Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698 Volume 23, Page 504

      504 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7-98.

      Lib. x. At a Council held at the Port of Annapolis the 27th day of

      p. 124 August in the tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord

      King William the third &ca Annoq Dni 1698


      His Excellency Fra Nichollson Esqr Capt Genl
      Colo Henry Iowles Chancellor
      the honble Major John Hammond
      Mr Wm Dent his MajstYs Sollr Genl

      Mr Philip Clark being brought to Town in Custody of Robert Clark under Sheriff of St Marys County His Excellency is pleased to tell the said Philip Clark that he had sent for him because it appeared to him & his Majestys honble Council by many Depositions that he Iohn Cood Robert Mason & Gerrd Sly had endeavoured to raise a disturbance in the Province even tending to actual Rebellion And that it appeared by the Sheriffs return of the Praecept to him directed that he the said Clark had fled thereupon Mr Philip Clark says that he did not fly he is told that he went into Virginia & says he was there about five or six days

      Mr Clark being asked if he had been in Goods Company in Virginia says that he has & eat & drank with him at Mr Spencers in Virginia

      Is asked if he surrendered himself upon his Excellencys Proclamation & says he did not

      Is asked if he knows were Good is now Mr Clark says he has not seen him since he was last in Virginia

      And being asked if Cood was not at the General Court in Virginia says he thinks he heard him say he was

      The said Mr Clark is told that the reason why his Excellency sent for him up so soon before the Court is not only to put an end to & prevent his raising further Disturbances & Comotions but to convince him & his Associates that he was to be taken by a warrant from his Excellency & that none of them were above the Law

      The Rebellion known as Bacon's Rebellion had it's beginnings in 1675 and was ended early in 1677 in Virginia, however, the year of the actual conflict was in 1676. Sometimes referred to as the precursor to the American Revolution, it is ironic that it was exactly 100 years before a rebellion would be launched that succeeded in independence from Great Britain. Listed below are the names of over 100 individuals who took part in the Rebellion. There are, without a doubt, many hundreds not listed herein. * Notes individuals executed for their participation in Bacon's Rebellion.

      Goode, John
      URL: http://mdroots.thinkport.org/library/johncoode.asp
      URL title:
      John Coode (c. 1648-1708/9)

      John Coode is best known for leading a rebellion that overthrew Maryland's colonial government in 1689. But Coode couldn't seem to get along with any government. He was actually involved in four rebellions, and only narrowly escaped being cruelly punished or even killed.

      He was born in Cornwall, England in 1648, into a wealthy English family and attended school at Oxford University when he was 16 years old. In 1669, Coode became an Anglican priest. In 1672, he came to Maryland, probably hoping to become rich or powerful.

      He served as a minister briefly in the colony, but Coode was too ambitious to remain a priest for long. He soon gave up the priesthood in order to marry a wealthy widow named Susannah Slye. Susannah's father, Thomas Gerrard, was an important man in the colony, but he really did not like the Calvert family who ruled Maryland. (Gerrard's dislike for Maryland's rulers probably helped to turn John Coode against the government.)

      After his marriage to Susannah, John Coode became more respected in society. He was appointed a captain of the militia, a justice in St. Mary's County, and won election to Maryland's Assembly. But Coode was not satisfied. In 1681, he took part in his first rebellion against the government.

      It is not known exactly what role he played in this plot. After the plot's failure, he was removed from office and viewed as an enemy of the Calverts. Coode's next rebellion was more successful. An increasing number of Protestants had been moving to Maryland, and they resented the fact that most political offices were held by Catholics or other close friends of the Calverts. Many Protestants were also upset because Maryland's government had not yet recognized the new Protestant king and queen of England, who had taken power from Catholic James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

      In April 1689, John Coode helped lead "An association in arms, for the defence of the Protestant religion, and for asserting the right of King William and Queen Mary to the Province of Maryland and all the English dominions." Coode did not have much trouble raising an army to fight against Maryland's Catholic leaders, in part because he and the other rebel leaders started a rumor that the Catholics had invited the Indians to come and kill the Protestants.

      One of the first steps taken by Coode and his followers was to attack the state house, a symbol of the proprietary government's authority and home to the colony's records. Coode's army of 700 men then marched into St. Mary's City and forced the council to surrender power to them. The rebels now controlled the colony.

      Coode briefly served as governor of Maryland from 1689 to 1690, until a new royal governor was appointed. For a while, Coode participated in the new government, but he again became dissatisfied. He participated in two more uprisings against the government, and in 1699 it looked like Coode was finally going to be punished for his opposition.

      He had said bad things about the Christian religion, and was put on trial for blasphemy. A jury found him guilty and sentenced him to pay a 20 pound sterling fine and to be bored through the tongue with a red hot iron. Luckily for him, Governor Blackiston pardoned him in respect for his past service in the rebellion of 1689.

      Coode remained popular with some of his neighbors in Maryland who tried to elect him to the Assembly, but the council used the fact that he had once been a priest to keep him out of the government until his death in February or March of 1709.

      Carr, Lois Green and David William Jordan, Maryland's Revolution of Government, 1689-1692. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1974.

      Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, 2 vols. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.

      Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day, 1600-1765, 3 vols. Hatboro, PA: Tradition Press, 1967.
      In the Fendall 1681 trial, there was mention that John Coode took his kids to Mr Hardwickes {William Hardidge married Frances Gerrard}

      http://aomol dot net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000005/html/am5--312.html

      page 321

      " Coll: Spencer being asked his advice by Fendall and Coode what they should best do after saying they would have a brush with the papists Coll: Spencer advised them not to meddle in the business but let them alone and be quiet at home and such like words but the general discourse there was amongst the people about Fendall bringing his Wife and Children to Coll: Spencers and Capt Coode his Wife and children to Mr Hardwickes

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