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

Anne Rowley

Female 1700 - 1795  (95 years)


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  • Name Anne Rowley 
    Born 1700  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Nov 1795  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035648  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father William Rowley,   b. 1670, St. Mary's Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1754, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary King,   b. 1673, St. Mary's Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1725, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  St. Mary's Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Davis,   b. Abt 1690, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F20883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William {Marders} Mardis,   b. 1696, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1716  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Mardis,   b. Abt 1717, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     2. John Mardis,   b. 1720, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. William Mardis,   b. Bef 1725, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1802, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)
     4. James Mardis,   b. Bef 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F00742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 14 November 1795. Anne Marders conveys to her grandchildren Anne Ward, Sarah Monroe, John Willis, Charles Willis, Frances (Francis?) Willis and Jane Willis shares of a Negro girl, Airy, who was currently in possession of Anne Marders' daughter, Jane Poulter, wife of William. Culpeper County, Virginia,
      Book S, page 514. Anne Marders to Sarah Monroe, Gift: Culpeper County, Va.

      Deed Book S, page 514, dated 1795. ".....of love and affection for her
      grandchildren, Anne Ward, Sarah Monroe, John Willis, Charles Willis, Francis Willis, and Jane Willis, and daughter Jane Polter." Witnesses were Samuel, John and William Hisle.
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      King George County, Virginia Will Book A
      pp 23-24
      Will of William ROWLEY Senior I will ROWLEY Senior of parish Brunwick in the county of King George being antient and sick .. give and bequeathe to my son Moses ROWLEY forty shillings sterling and all my wearing apparel.. to my daughter Amey Proctor one large iron pott now in her possession and twenty shillings stgerling .. to my daughter Anne Mardis four Ewes out of my sheep .. to the heirs of my daughter Margery SMITH deceased one shilling sterling..heirs of my daughter Elizabeth Armstrong deceased one shilling sterling.. to my son William Rowley all the remainder of my estate he paying the aforesaid legacies appoint my son William Rowley sole executor .. this 23 day October 1751

      Presence of Thomas Emmerson, James Rains,
      William Marders William ROWLEY
      At a Court Held 7 Feb 1754 will presented into court and admitted to record.
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      11 May 1774. Will of William Rowley, Jr., King George County, Virginia,
      Will Book 1, page 354.
      Item. I give unto Jane Willis, Mary White, Sarah Ford, Betty Terril, Jane Lathy, Betty Carter and Anne Proctor ten pounds currency to each and I acquit every of them and Mary Florence of all debts.

      I William ROWLEY of county of Kinge George Gentleman, being of sound and disposing mind...give to my wife the use and occupation of the house and plantation where I now live until the house is repaired where my lived before our marriage.. I give my Brother Moses ROWLEY the grist mill and land where he now lives.. then to my sister Anne MARDERS . . .. unto James ARMSTRONG an equal moiety of lands I purchased of Jno Simpson and William Grigsby..unto my wife the land I bought of Simon Thomas for the term of ten years.. after term I give to George ARMSTRONG for life if he should return to this colony.. give my wife one thousand weight of port early until she can raise stocks sufficient for herself....to Elizabeth Armstrong the wife of Thomas Armstrong the land and plantation where she lives purchased of Jno Grigsby.. at her death to her son James Armstrong to William Armstrong the used of two negroes..unto Samuel Marders the remaining moiety of the lands purchased of Jno Simpson and William Grigsby...unto Aaron Marders....unto Moses Marders.. give unto my Exors. the separate use of Gwene Owenes the wife Richard Owens... unto James Davis the land and plantation where he lives..unto Blanch Davis, Elizabeth David and Lucy Davis daughter of Samuel and Barbara Davis two hundred pounds current money to each..unto Rowley SMITH the sum of ten pounds and whereas I sold unto Joseph SMITH a negro woman and two children for who he agreed to pay me ninety pounds which is still due...my will Joseph pay unto William SMITH and Thomas SMITH
      the sum of thirty pounds. unto Anne Arnold ten pounds..unto Letice Wishart wife of the Revd Mr Jno Wishart the land and plantation where I now live.. also the land I purchased of Jno Lunsford. unto Lettice Wishard and Catherine Taylor wife of Capt Richard Taylor. fortt six negroes named unto Elizabeth Alrmstrong the wife of Thos Armstrong 300 acres of land I bought of John Grigsby during her life remaining to her son James Amstrong... appoint Revd. Jno Wishart and Richard Taylor my Exors. this 11 day May 1774.
      Presence of Alexander Rose, Daniel McDonald William Rowley
      Richard Todd

      At a Court held 2 Jun 1774 will presented by Revd Jno Wishart and Richard Taylor.. admitted to record.
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      From JMP's book:
      In 1787, (K.G. DB 7, pg. 148), Anne Marders deeded to John Marshall (1113)
      the land and grist mill in Brunswick Parish, King George County, Va.,
      which was given to Moses Rowley for life, and the reversion to Anne Marders,
      by the will of William Rowley, Gent.
      This deed was witnessed by Isaac Wharton and George Marshall.

      Death of George (114). Will dated 20 Oct. 1784, probated 6 Oct. 1785,
      (K.G.Will Book 2, pg. 87). Executor: wife Ann. Witnesses: William Marshall, etc. Leaves to wife Anne for life "the plantation on which I now live, which was bought of the Vestry of Hanover Parish," and at her death to son George (1142). Leaves other lands and grist mill to son James (1141). Mentions daughters Jane Ford and Mary Guy, and granddaughter Betty Ford.
      1141. James. Died between writing of George (114)'s will in 1784, and
      writing of George, Jr. (1142)'s will in 1788
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      James Hughes 2006-06-29 15:32:33
      VAKINGGE-L Archives

      From: "J.M.Paden"
      Subject: [KING GEORGE] KG 1787 Tax Districts and Location of two Dams
      Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 10:23:03 -0400

      Can someone provide a description of the two tax districts of King George
      Co., VA in 1787? Tax List "A" coverered the District of Commissioner Rice
      Wd. Hooe. Tax List "B" covered the District of Commissioner George
      Strother. The distribution of the names on the two tax lists is of
      importance in identifying individuals who were possible neighbours of two
      of my ancestors. I would be particularly grateful if someone could
      describe the precise physical boundaries (which I assume will be the names
      of rivers, runs or creeks) of each of these two 1787 tax districts.

      I would also be interested in obtaining the precise location of "Piper's
      Mill Dam" and "Attopon/Attopen Dams". The former may be associated with
      one of the Piper family who appear on the 1787 Tax List "B" (Anne Piper, Wm. Piper, Jno. Piper).

      I have seen an Indenture dated September 2, 1784 between Anne MARDERS and Benjamin JOHNSON which referred to " Capt. William Piper's Mill Dam" and I believe this is probably the location I am seeking.

      I assume that the Attopon/Attopen Dams are located on the Attopin Creek
      which flows into the Potomac and was included in a description of a
      Virginia map in "English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records" by Louis Des
      Cognets, Jr., 1958 as lying between Munro's Creek and Ducking Stool
      Point. If this is correct, I would still like to know how far to the west
      the Attopin Creek source is and on what part of Attopin Creek the "Dams"
      are located.

      J.M. Paden
      jmpad@earthlink dot net
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. LIBER S; 1747-1753 {Antient Press}: pp 92-93
      - KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES MARDERS of County of FREDERICK do stand bound unto JNO: MARDERS of ye Parish of Washington & County of Westmorland in ye penal sum of One hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to the which payment well and truly to be made I bind my self my heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed wth: my Seal & dated this Twenty fifth day of March Anno Dom: Seventeen hundred and fifty, 1750
      THE CONDITION of the above Obligation is such yt: whereas ye above bounded JAMES MARDERS for the sum of Five shillings Sterling by him recd. or secured to be paid by JOHN MARDERS shall firmly make over by a General Warrant unto JOHN MARDERS his heirs one half of a tract of land whereon WILLM. MARDERS lately lived & Father to ye said JAMES and JOHN MARDERS, & as WM. MARDERS died without Will & ye said JAMES MARDERS being Heir at Law & at the same time knowing it was his Father's desire yt. sd. JNO. should have half ye tract of land, doth think proper to fulfill the same, ye land being part of a tract of fourteen hundred & sixty fore acres granted by Pattent to ROBT. ALEXANDER, JNO: ALEXANDER & CHRISTOPHER LONDE, scituate in the head of ATTOPUNG
      CREEK DAM in Westmorld. County by estimation two hundred forty fore acres being art of ye purchase out of sd. Pattent as by the Records will appear. When the Condition is fully compleated & done to the satisfaction of JNO: MARDERS, then the above Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force power & virtue. Witness my hand and Seal the day & year above written
      Signed Sealed in presence of
      WM. BERRYMAN, MICHL. SKINNER, JAMES MARDERS
      EDWD. ELMES, WM: RANKINS
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      I do hereby agree to take my right of Dower according to the within deed, that is to take my hole right of Dower out of yt: part given by JAMES MARDERS to my Son, JOHN MARDERS, under the penalty of Thirty pounds Sterl. Given under my hand & seal this 26th day of March 1750
      Testis WM. BERRYMAN,ANN her mark MARDERS
      MICHAEL SKINNER, EDWARD ELMES,
      WILLIAM RANKINS

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