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

Isabella Allison

Female 1709 - Aft 1770  (> 62 years)


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  • Name Isabella Allison 
    Born 11 Feb 1708/09  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1770  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039145  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father John Allison,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1769, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Henry,   b. 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Sugar Land Hundred, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 92 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Willett,   b. 9 Aug 1708, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1751, Frederick County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1729  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Willett,   b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1822, Cotton Run, Butler County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Thomas Willett,   b. Aft 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years)
     3. John Willett,   b. Bef 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F08435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lettice Grimes, born say 1728, was called "Negroe Lettice" in Prince George's County court on 23 June 1747 when the court ordered her daughter Dido sold to Thomas Willett until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1746-7, 620]. She was a "free-born Mullatto woman" who claimed to be close to forty years old in August 1764 when she petitioned the Frederick County, Maryland Court for her freedom from her indenture to Isabella Willet. She stated that she was born of a white woman and should have been entitled to her freedom at the age of thirty-one. Three months later on 20 November 1764 the court ordered her released from Willet's service but also convicted her of "Mullatto Bastardy" and ordered her sold to Samuel Beall for two years and four months. The same court ordered her daughter Lucy and (her daughter?) Lydia Grimes sold to Samuel Beall until the age of thirty-one. On 18 March 1766 she confessed to having another illegitimate child. Samuel Beall paid her fine and court costs [Judgment Record 1763-6, 285, 320, 323, 324, 503, 639].
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      Thomas Willett; Frederick Co.; 164.10.3; 18 Sep 1751; 13 Oct 1751; one of the creditors was John Allison, Jr.; nok. John Allison, Sr., Andrew Tannehill, Sr.; admx/extx: Isabella Willett (148.325)
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      Thomas Willet; acct.; Frederick Co.; 164.10.3; 32.0.9; 15 Oct 1759; admx. Issabella Willet (widow) (AA 44.76)
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nov. 1751 - Isabella Willett takes up a stray grey middle-sized mare.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber B, p. 484.

      Aug. 1755 - Frederick Co., Md. Court. Isabel Willet of Frederick Co. made a note with Alexander Brown and Company in Frederick Co., Md. Joseph Belt and Robert Mandell witnessed the note. Isabel failed to repay the note and a complaint was filed against her.
      Source: Shaffer, Stefanie R., "Inhabitants of Frederick County Maryland," Vol. 2, 1749-1800, p. 129.

      Aug. 1756 - Sarah Needham records supersedeas against Isabell Willet, John Allison, Sr., and Ninian Tanihill, Sr., for 9/15/0 debt plus costs, recovered at June Court last to be paid by 10 Feb. next.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber F, p. 22.

      Aug. 1758 - Frederick Co., Md. Court. The Grand Jury presents Isabel Willit for "keeping back taxables."
      Source: Rice, Millard M., "This Was The Life," p. 180.

      Mar. 1759 - Isabella Willett of Frederick Co., widow of Thomas Willett deceased, for a sum of tobacco recovered against me at last November Court by George Gordon, and also the sum of 361 lbs. tobacco, due to said George Gordon, upon bond, have bargained and sold a negro man named Jack. Signed Isabella Willet.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber F, p. 671.

      Oct. 15, 1759 - The Frederick Co., Md. Balance Book record for Thomas Willett.
      Balance of estate: 164/10/3.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Executrix: Issabella Willett.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Balance Books of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1755-1763," p. 38.

      May 1760 - Attachment to issue to possess? Joshua Harben with the estate of Thomas Willett. Done.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Court Minutes, Court of May 1760, p. 140. (MSA Microfilm Roll CR 12,257)

      June 1761 - Henry Threlkeld recorded supersedeas against John Allason [sic] and Lawrence O'Neale for 6 pence currency and 1330 lbs. of tobacco recovered against Isabella Willett in Frederick Co. Court Nov. last.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber G, p. 42.

      June 1761 - Christopher Lowndes recorded supersedeas against Isabella Willet, John Allason and Lawrence O'Neale for 788 lbs. of tobacco recovered in Court November last.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber G, p. 42.

      June 1761 - John Murphy recorded supersedeas against Isabella Willet, John Allason and Lawrance O'Neal for 12/0/6 currency and 790 lbs. of tobacco recovered last March in Frederick Co. Court.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber G, p. 43.

      Mar. 1762 - "Ordered by the Court that summons issue for Isabella Willet to show cause why she sells the children of a mulatto woman living with her."
      Sources: (1) Rice, Millard M., "This Was The Life," p. 235, and (2) Frederick Co., Md. Court Minutes, Court of Mar. 1762, p. 254. (MSA Microfilm Roll CR 12,257)

      Dec. 18, 1768 - The Frederick Co., Md. will of John Allison, Sr., leaves 5 shillings to dau. Isabella Willet.

      Apr. 1770 - The Frederick Co., Md. administration account of Richard Gatton shows that Gatton's estate made a payment to Isabell Willett.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1768-1771," p. 126.