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

William Evans

Male Bef 1631 - 1669  (> 38 years)


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  • Name William Evans  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1668/69  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Written Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023233  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Family 1 Anne MNU Thompson,   b. Abt 1606, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Bef 21 Jun 1650  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F02455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Evans,   b. 1647,   d. Bef 19 Sep 1692, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
    Married Bef 1667  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F14214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/wills/01/041.html
      URL title: The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
      Note:
      Evans, William, St. Mary's County, 10th Feb., 1667; -- -- --
      To Catholic Church,
      goddau. Mary Mansell, and godson William Greene, personalty.
      Wife Eliza:, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Jas. Martin, Wm. Assiter. 1. 331.
      ===
      of St. Clements Bay

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      1651 - William Evans demands 600 acres for transporting himself, Ann his wife, Mary Munday . . . into this Province this present year 1651. Warrant for 350 acres.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, p. 140

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      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000051/html/am51--282.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679 Volume 51, Page 282

      Maryland ss Inquisition Coll.o William Evan's Land
      An Inquisition Indented taken the thirteenth day of may in the
      fourth year of the Dominion of Charles absolute Lord and Pro
      prietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron
      of Baltemore &c.a Annoq Domini 1679 at the house of m.r Cuthbert
      Scott Scituate and being near S.t Clements bay on the East Side
      thereof in the Co.ty of S.t marys in the Province of maryland by
      Virtue of a Commission in the nature of a mandamus issued out of
      his Ldps high Court of Chancery to us Clement Hill & Richard
      Gardner Gent directed whereby we are Commanded by the oaths
      of twelve Good and Lawfull men of the S.d County diligently to
      Enquire what Lands Coll.o William Evans late of S.t Marys Co.ty
      deed dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the County
      of S.t Marys and of what manno.r and under what Rent and Services
      and how much those Land and Tenem.ts are of value by the year in
      all issues and at what time the S.d Coll.o Evans dyed and who is his
      next heir and what age the heir and who those Lands & Tenem.ts
      from the time of the Death of the Said William Evans hath or doth
      Occupy and the issues & profits hath or doth receive and by what
      Title and how & in what manner and who hath paid the Rent for the
      Same & to whom We do by the Oaths of m.r Stephen Gough, John
      Caecill Abraham Combs, JNO BROWN Robert Cooper, John Davies, Michael Thompson, Michael Rylye Robt Beard W.m Cole John Nevitt & W.m Thompson who being already Sworn Say as ffoll.░ viz.t
      And first the Said Jurors on their Oaths Say that the s.d William
      Evans was in his life time and at the time of his Death Seized of
      and in one parcell of Land Lying on the East Side of S.t Clements
      bay Beginning at a marked oake Standing at the head of a branch
      Called Thompson's branch & bounding on the west with a line
      drawn north west and by north for the Length of thirty pches to an
      Oake Standing upon the Side of a branch Called Evans's Branch on
      the north with a line drawn East north East along the s.d branch p. 231
      unto the hills for the Length of five hundred perches untill it Intersect (fol. 283) a paralell line drawn from the Land of the sd William Evans formerly laid out for William Thompson deced and on the South and East with the Said Land and paralell Containing one hundred acres be
      it more or Less holden of the manno.r of West S.t Marys in free and
      Common Soccage by fealty only for all Services yeilding and paying
      therefore yearly unto his Said Lordship the Sume of two Shillings
      in money Sterling or the value thereof in Such Commodities as his
      Said Lordship and his heirs Collecto.rs Shall accept in discharge
      thereof as Relation being had unto the Patent hereof bearing date
      the Eigth day of November Anno 1652 may more at Large appear
      And the Jurors aforesaid do upon their Oaths further Say that
      the Said William Evans dyed Seized of a parcell of Land Lying
      on the East Side of S.t Clements bay in Potomock River bounding
      on the west with a Creek of the Sd Bay Called Thompson's Creek by
      a line drawn north East and by north into the woods over the hill
      from a marked oake at the head of a ifresh for the Length of one
      hundred and twenty pches to a marked oake Standing upon y.e hills
      on the East w.th the S.d Hills on the South with a fresh Run Called
      S.t Andrews fresh Containing and now Laid out for Two hundred &
      fifty acres be it more or Less Holden of the manno.r of Little
      Brittaine in free and Common Soccage by fealty only for all Services
      Yeilding and paying therefore yearly unto his SA Lordship the
      Sume of five Shillings in money Sterling or Two Bushells and one
      half of Good Corn at the Nativity of our Lord as Relation had to
      the Patent hereof may more at Large appear w.ch Land the S.d
      William Evans held by assignment from Robert Brooke of Calvert
      Co.ty in Putuxent River in the province of Maryland Gent who for a
      valuable Consideration in hand paid by the Said William Evans did
      fully Clearly and absolutely Give Grant Bargain Sell alien Esfeoff
      and Confirm unto the Said William Evans his heirs & assigns for
      Ever all that parcell or tract of Land in this Article before Expressed
      as Relation had to the assignm.t from the Said Brooke bearing date
      the thirteenth day of Septemb.r Anno 1677 may more at Large
      appear which S.d Brooke Claimed the Same by assignm.t of a Patent (fol. 284) from Thompson bearing date the Eigth day of June Anno 1649
      of what mannor held and at what Rent the bounds menconed in the.
      Said Patent is before in this Article Exprest And the Jurors afores.d do further upon their Oaths Say that the Said Coll.░ William Evans dyed Seized of Land as his own Patent being of five hundred and fifty acres Called Evans's freehold Lying on the East Side of S.t Clements bay Beginning at a marked oake Standing near to a branch Called Evans's Branch bounding on the west with the Said bay to a marked Guth Standing on a branch adjoyning to the land formerly laid out for John Shercliff on the p. 232 north with the Said Land and a line drawn East north East from (fol. 284) the Said Gum for the length of five hundred pches to a bounded Oake Standing in the Woods from thence by a line drawn north northwest fifty pches to a Bounded oake bounded on the north by a line drawn East north East from the End of the Said north West line through Coxes for the length of one hundred and fifty pches to a bounded oake on the East by a line drawn South South East from
      the End of the former line for the Length of three hundred and
      twenty pches to a bounded oake on the South by a line drawn West
      South west from the Said Oake for the Length of one hundred and
      fifty perches to a Bounded oake that Intersects a paralell line drawn
      north north West to the Exterior bounded Tree of one hundred
      acres of Land formerly laid out for the Said Coll.░ William Evans
      on the South with the Said Land to the first marked oake at Evans's
      branch afores.d Containing and Laid out for five hundred and fifty
      acres more or less holden of the manno.r of Calvert in free and
      Common Soccage by ifealty only for all manner of Services Yeilding
      and paying therefore yearly unto his Said Lordship by Even and
      Equall portions the Sume of Eleven Shillings Sterling in Silver or
      Gold as Relation had unto the Said Patent bearing date the Seven
      teenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1676 may more at large appear
      And the Jurors do further upon their Oaths Say That the said Coll.░
      William Evans dyed So Seized and possessed of the Said Severall
      Tracts & parcells of Land haveing before his death made his last
      Will & Testam.t in writeing and therein devised the Said Lands by
      will bearing date the tenth day of ffebruary Annoq Domini 1667 as
      is here Expressed viz.t I Give and bequeath unto my Dear & Loveing
      wife Elizabeth Evans all my Lands Goods and Chattels and what
      (fol. 285) soever else that doth belong & appertain unto my Estate or of Right ought to belong or appertain thereto And the Jurors do Say that the Said William Evans deceased in march Anno Domini 1669 And the
      Jurors afores.d do upon their oaths further Say that Elizabeth Evans
      Entered into the Land & held the Same dureing her widowhood and
      after to witt in the month of may Anno Domini 1669 She Intermarried w.th Capt Jn.░ Jordain and they the Said John & Elizabeth in Right of Elizabeth his wife held the Same untill the Death of the Said John Jourdain w.th was about the Eigth of September Anno Domini 1678 And the Jurors do further Say that from the time the Said Elizabeth Entered into the premisses & held the Same dureing her widowhood & after to witt the Twenty Eigth day of October Anno 1678 She Intermarried with m.r Cuthbert Scott w.ch Said Cuthbert and Elizabeth held and Enjoyed the Same in Right of Elizabeth and being So in possession thereof and being informed and advised that the last will & Testam.t of the Said Coll.░ William Evans in Some part thereof is defective and that for want of the words to her and her heir for Ever proves only an Estate for life
      the words heirs & assigns for Ever being not Inserted in the Said Will
      as they Should have been to have made an Estate of Inheritance to
      his wife w.ch the Said Juro.rs do verily believe was his Intention they
      the Said Cuthbert Scott & Elizabeth his wife by their Deed bearing
      date the Eighteenth day of Aprill Annoq Domini 1679 for and in p. 233
      Consideration of the Summ of thirty thousand pounds of Tobacco (fol. 285) in hand paid to them the Said Cuthbert & Elizabeth by the Right
      Hon.ble Charles Lord Baltemore did fully Clearly and absolutely
      Give Grant alien Bargain Sell & Confirm unto the Said Lord Balte
      more his heirs and assigns for Ever all those pieces and parcells of
      Land herein these presents before Expressed and that by virtue
      thereof his Lordship became Seized of the Sd Lands and premisses
      dureing the life of the Said Elizabeth Scott by Virtue of the Said
      Deed from the Said Scott and his wife And the Jurors afores.d do further Say that the Lands & Tenem.ts are of value by the year in all issues the Sum of Sixteen hundred pounds of Tobacco & that they find no heir and that Cap.t John Jourdein & m.r Cuthbert Scott hath for the most part Occupied the Sd Lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the Death of the Said William Evans and the issue & profits thereof hath received and his Lordship's Rent for the Same hath paid And that the Said Cuthbert Scott and Elizabeth his wife doth now Enjoy the Same as Tennants to my (fol. 286) Lord Baltemore afs.d In Testimony whereof as well the Said Commission.rs as the Juro.rs aforesaid have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year first above Written
      CLEMENT HILL sealed
      Commisson.rs
      RICH. GARDNER sealed
      Stephen Gough sealed Michael Thompson sealed
      John Caecill sealed Michaell Ryley sealed
      Abraham Combe sealed Robert Beard sealed
      JOHN BROWN sealed William Cole sealed
      Robert Cooper sealed John Nevitt sealed
      John Davies sealed William Thompson sealed
      Which being Read and heard it is the Judgem.t of the Court here
      this day to witt the fourth day of June in the fourth year of the
      Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &Ca Annoq Domini 1679 the
      the Lands and premisses in the aforegoing Inquisition menc÷ned
      be and Remain in his Lordships Right untill an heir to the Same
      Shall appear to Claim Right thereunto
      Nic. Painter Ctk Cur Provalis

  • Sources 
    1. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

    2. [S044836] Robert Cole's World.