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

Rose Newton

Female Bef 1699 - 1785  (> 87 years)


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  • Name Rose Newton  [1
    Born Bef 1699  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Dec 1785  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024657  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father Gerrard Newton,   b. 1674, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1705/06, Richmond County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Blackistone,   b. Abt 1680, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1721 and 1725, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1696  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Grigsby,   b. 1684, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1745, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 May 1715  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F15181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Townshend Dade,   b. 1688, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1761, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1745  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F10914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 171.
      Rose Dade's will & Codicil.
      I, Rose Dade, now of Stafford County, Virginia, but intending shortly to become an inhabitant of CC, was formerly the wife of Thomas Grigsley, decd, and was last married to Townshend Dade, also decd. I am now in health and sound memory and judgment.
      To Gerard Guibert of Prince William County, Virginia, and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten - a parcel of land in King George County, Virginia, and near the little Falls of Rappahannock River, being the moiety of half part of a parcel of land which I hold in common with the sd Gerard Guibert, and failing such issue of sd Gerrard Guibert, I give the land to my niece, Rebecca Bair of Prince William County, Virginia, widow, and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten, and failing such heirs, I devise the same land to the afd Gerard Guibert and his heirs, forever. I also give Gerard Guibert, during his natural life, an annuity of 10 current money of Virginia, to be paid him by my executor, and issuing out of the estate to be hereafter to the sd executor bequeathed by me_
      To my nephew Thomas Vowler {sic Vowles} of Stafford County, Virginia - during his natural life, my lot and houses in the Town of Falmouth in the County afd; after his death, the lot and houses are to go to Zachariah Vowler {sic Vowles}, son of Thomas Vowler {sic Vowles}. Also to Thomas Vowler {sic Vowles}, during his natural life, use of my 3 Negro slaves now in his possession, called Moses, Gerard, and Beck- After the death of sd Thomas, the Negroes afd and the increase of Beck, are to be the property of my executor_
      To William Fitzhugh of Chatham near Fredericksburgh in Virginia (for now) - during his natural life, the use of a Negro man slave called Gerard, now in the possession of the sd William Fitzhugh, as a jockey or groom. If Negro Gerard should survive sd william Fitzhugh, I want sd Negro to be immediately manumitted & set free.
      I manumit and at my death leave free my waiting Man called Mason and my house maid called Be_l. And as to all and every slaves that 1 shall die possessed of (except those disposed of in my will) I hereby give the same to my nephew, Gerard Blackstone Causin of CC.
      Executor: Gerard Blackstone Causin of CC. He is to have full Dower to convey to any children lawfully begotten or to be begotten by sd Gerard Blackstone Causin, the Negroes afd. And if he during his lifetime, does not convey any Negroes to his children, -I want the Negroes and their increase to remain to all the children of sd Gerard Blackstone Causin, to be equally divided between them. I give sd Gerrard the rest of my estate, and all my rights, debts, dues, and demands.
      Signed Sep 28, 1784 - Rose Dade. Wit - MJ Stone, William Shirburn, Josias Boswell.
      Probated Dec 31, 1785 by the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Michael J Stone, William Shirburn, & Josias Boswell.
      Whereas I, Rose Dade of Maryland, have made and executed by last Will and Testament in writing, dated Sep 28, 1784, I hereby certify and confirm the will, and herein make my codicil to amend a certain part of that will. Whereas I gave Thomas Vowler {sic Vowles}, during his life, 4 slaves, to wit, Moses, Gerard, Beck, and her daughter Betty, I now revoke sd legacy, and I give sd 4 slaves to Gerard Blackstone Causin. Signed Oct 16, 1785 - Rose (R her mark) Dade. Wit - Joseph F.E. Dant, Josias Boswell. The codicil was proved by Gerard Blackstone Causin and by the oaths of Joseph F.E. Dant and Josias Boswell.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 56. Deed of Trust. Apr 24, 1790 from Gerard Blackstone Causin of CC. Gentleman, to Joseph Fox Sr of Westmoreland County, VA. Henry Vowles and Zachariah Vowles, both of Stafford County, VA, stand bound unto sd Causin in a bond dated Apr 29, 1789 of the penalty of 900 , with condition for making the bond void on sd Henry and Zachariah Vowles paying sd Causin the principal sum of 450 by next Apr 29, The bond was executed by sd Henry and Zachariah to sd Causin in consideration of sundry Negroes sold by sd Causin to sd genry and Zachariah, they being part of the Negroes devised to sd Causin by Rose Dade of VA, by will dated about 1784. Sd Causin, wanting to comply with the intention of Rose Dade by applying the sd bond and monies due thereon arising from the sale of sd Negroes to the use of one or more of the children of sd Causin, now this deed witnesses that sd Gerard, for 10 shillings, has sold to sd Joseph Fox Sr, the bond from sd Henry and Zachariah to sd Gerard and the 450 now thereupon due and owing, as afd and all money now due by virtue of the same bond, upon trust that the bond is assigned to Fox in trust that Fox shall receive the 450 and invest the same in purchases of Freehold lands in VA, and cause such lands to be settled, conveyed, and assured, for the use and behoof of Nicholas Causin, Nathaniel Pope Causin, and Gerard Newton Causin, sons of the afd Gerard Blackstone Causin, to be equally divided between them, as tenants in common and not joint tenants. Sd Joseph shall not be accountable for any loss. Sd Trustee may reimburse himself for his costs. If sd Joseph dies or wants to quit the trust, then sd Gerard may elect some other person. Signed - G.B. Causin. Jo. Fox. Wit - William Craik, Danl Jenifer Jr. Danl Jenifer*. Recorded Apr 29, 1790,
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      Charles County Land Records 1799-1801; Liber IB-3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 197.
      At the request of Rose Matthews, the following Deed of Gift was recorded May 12, 1800
      Indenture made May 8, 1800; between Gerard Blackistone Causin of CC on the one part and Rose Matthews wife of Luke Francis Matthews of CC and daughter of the said Gerard Blackistone Causin of the other part. Whereas Mrs. Rose Dade formerly of Stafford County, Virginia deceased by the last will and testament duly executed did bequeath unto me Gerard Blackistone Causin sundry negro slaves in the words following to wit;
      "and as to all and every slave or slaves of what kind soever that I shall die possessed of except those above disposed in this my last will I hereby bequeath the same to my nephew Gerard Blackistone Causin of Charles County in the State of Maryland and executor of this my last will and testament and it is my will and desire and I hereby bequeath that the said Gerard Blackistone Causin may and shall have full power and authority at any time during his natural life by any legal conveyance or by his last will to give grant bequeath or in any lawful manner convey to any child or children lawfully begotten or to be begotten by the said Gerard Blackistone Causin the negroes aforesaid or any of them in such manner and in such proportions as he may think proper and in case the said Gerard Blackistone Causin shall not during his lifetime convey or by his last will devise and bequeath the said negroes or any of them to his said children then my will and desire is that at his death of the said Gerard Blackistone Causin the negroes aforesaid and all their increase remain to all the said children of the said Gerard Blackistone Causin or their legal representatives equally to be divided between them and their legal representatives and if it should so happen that the said Gerard Blackistone Causin shall by conveyance in his life time or by his last will convey devise and bequeath only part of the said negroes or their increase to any of the children aforesaid then it is my will and desire that the residue of the negroes aforesaid so remaining undisposed of and all their increase shall remain to and be equally divided among the children of the said Gerard Blackistone Causin and their legal representatives except such child or children who may by conveyance or by will have receive or entitled from the said Gerard Blackistone Causin to apart of the negroes aforesaid it being my will and intention that the said negroes should belong to the said Gerard Blackistone Causin and his issue and the said Gerard Blackistone Causin should have every power of ownership over the said slaves except that of conveying them from his children"
      As by the last will and testament of the said Rose Dade recorded and filed in the office of wills for Charles County reference being thereto had will fully appear. Now this indenture Witnesseth that the said Gerard Blackistone Causin in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath for his aforesaid daughter Rose Matthews and in order to effectuate the desire and intention of the before mentioned Rose Dade in pursuance of the power and authority vested in him by the before mentioned will and testament of Rose Dade, doth grant convey and make over to the said Rose Matthews a negro woman being one of the slaves bequeath to him and also the several children of the said negro woman Mina hereafter named; Zachariah, Jane, James, Gustavus, Isaac and Alfred.
      Signed G.B Causin in the presence of John Campbell, James Adderton and acknowledged before M.J. Stone, Chief Justice of the Peace on May 8, 1800

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      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?king,george::grigsby::9 79.html

      Thomas Grigsby died in Stafford Co. in 1745 and his will, which Ill paste in below, leaves everything to his wife Rose and to his brothers, John, James, and William, and to the children of his deceased brother, Charles Grigsby. There are no children of his own named in his will. After the death of Thomas Grigsby, Rose remarried to Townsend Dade and she had no children by him either.

      (St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County) May 7, 1745. Thomas Grigsby died.

      (St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County) December 12, 1745. Rose Grigsby married Townshend Dade.

      WILL OF THOMAS GRIGSBY.
      (Staf Co Va WB M, pp. 449-450) May 4, 1745 - Nov. 12, 1745. WILL OF THOMAS GRIGSBY of Stafford County...
      I give TO MY LOVING WIFE ROSE all my estate real and personal of what kind soever during her natural life and at her decease the absolute right and disposal of 1/2 of all my slaves to her and her heirs for ever, and the half of my slaves are to be divided in four equal parts to wit. One to my brother John, one to James, one to William, and the fourth to be equally divided amongst the children of my brother Charles deceas'd to them and their heirs forever, and the moiety of my personal estate to be divided in the same manner.
      Next I give to my brother James Grigsby at my wife's decease all my lands in Stafford County to him and his heirs.
      Item I give to my brother William Grigsby at my wife's decease all my lands in King George County to him and his heirs.
      Item I constitute my wife sole executrice of this my last will. . .
      Wits: David Stuart, William Allisin, Robert (R) Suddarth /s/ Thomas Grigsby
      At a Court held...XIIth Nov 1745, this will presented by Rose his relict and executrice...is admitted to record (and the said Rose objected...to her giving bond which the Court overruled) Certificate is granted her for obtaining probate in due form ON MOTION OF JOHN GRIGSBY HEIR AT LAW to the within named Thomas. Grigsby his Dissent to the said Will: is ordered to be certified.

      I also have the will of Rose Dade and again, no children are mentioned. Her will was signed Sep 28, 1784 and probated Dec 31, 1785 in Charles County, MD. I wont quote the entire will but the opening paragraph is of value in identifying her.

      From: Chas Co Md. WB AH 9, p. 171
      "I, ROSE DADE, NOW OF STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA, but intending shortly to become an inhabitant of CC, WAS FORMERLY THE WIFE OF THOMAS GRIGSLEY [sic], DEC'D. AND WAS LAST MARRIED TO TOWNSHEND DADE, ALSO DEC'D. I am now in health and sound memory and judgment. . . . "

      Let me know if youd like further information on these folks.
      Sincerely,
      Rhoda
      SOURCES:
      Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1729-1748, Ruth & Sam Sparacio The Register of Saint Paul's Parish, 1715-1798, George Harrison Sanford King Charles County, Maryland, Wills, 1780-1791, T.L.C. Genealogy
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?king,george::grigsby::1 074.html
      URL title: Wills Stafford Co VA 1700s Thomas, Charles
      Note:
      Source: Virginia, County Court Records Stafford Co.,
      Will Book (Liber M), 1729-1748 compiled by
      Ruth and Sam Sparacio, McLean, VA: 1987

      Name: Thomas Grigsby, St. Paul's Parish
      Date Signed: 4 May, 1745 Probated: 12th Nov. 1745
      Heirs: Wife: Rose Brothers; John, James, William and children of brother Charles Mention of land in King George Co.
      Executrix: Wife Rose
      Witness: David Stuart
      Page 120 (Will Book M, pp. 449,450)
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 391 In Name of God I TOWNSHEND DADE of County of Stafford and Parish of saint Pauls being at this time sick but of perfect sense .. First I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH WASHINGTON, Dinah, Virgin & their increase which she has in her possession. Secondly I give to my Grandson LANGHORN DADE one negro man named Juba. Thirdley I give to my son BALDWIN DADE, two Negro men called Solomon & George. Fourthly I give to SARAH DADE Widow of CADWALLADER DADE two Negroes Ben & Suckey. Fifthly I give to my daughter FRANCES STUART the following Negroes (3 named) which she has in her possession. Sixthly I give to my Son HORATIO DADE the following Negroes (5 named) Seventhly I give to my Loving Wife ROSE DADE 12 Ews & ram. Lastly I give to my son Horatio Dade all the rest of my Estate of what kind so ever both real & personal. My will is that Tobacco in Grants hands & the crop tobacco I have by me, be equally divided between my wife ROSE DADE, and my son HORATIO DADE Lastly I appoint my loving wife, and my son Horatio Dade Executors .. 9th April 1761. Townshend Dade
      Will Young,
      Richd. McClannen
      At Court held for Stafford County June 9:th 1761 Will presented by Horatio Dade .. proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining Probate ===
      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part 1, (Antient Press); pp. 617
      Indenture 2nd/3rd October 1729 between THOMAS GRIGSBY of County of Stafford & ROSE his Wife one of the Daughters & Coheirs of GERRARD NEWTON late of the County of Richmond deceased of the one part and SAMUEL SKINKER of County of King George Gent. of other part .. by deeds of lease & release .. for thirty pounds current money of Virginia sold 250 acres being 1/2 of 500 acres now divided between THOMAS GRIGSBY & ROSE his wife & MATTHEW GUIBERT of Province of Maryland & ELIZABETH his wife the other Daughter & Coheir of the said GERRARD NEWTON Deceased .. land bounded according to the Division beginning at stake on Rappahanock river side; being corner of dividing line between Grigsby & Guibert Presence Jere. Bronaugh Junr., Thomas Grigsby
      Edwd: Barradell Rose Grigsby
      3rd October 1729 .. Then came THOMAS GRIGSBY .. acknowledged this Deed .. the said ROSE being Solely & Secretly Examined ..

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

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