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

Townley Robey

Male 1770 - 1845  (75 years)


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  • Name Townley Robey 
    Born 1 Jan 1770  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1845  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I043400  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 

    Father William Robey,   b. 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1808, Port Tobacco East Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Susannah Dement,   b. 29 Mar 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1784, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1762  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Smallwood,   b. 23 Apr 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1790  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Townley Bushrod Robey,   b. 30 Jan 1812, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1873, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Walter Warren Robey,   b. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     3. Grace Anne Robey,   b. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     4. Mary Catherine Robey,   b. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     5. Zephaniah Gustavus Robey,   b. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     6. William Gerard Robey,   b. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     7. Elizabeth Harriett Robey,   b. 3 Jan 1797, King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     8. Leonard Smallwood Robey,   b. 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1847, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     9. Susannah Davidson Robey,   b. 1809, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F12246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 352.
      Townley Robey, Will, April 5, 1827; December 28, 1844
      I, Townley Robey of CC, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To wife Anne Robey during her life, all my property real personal and mixed, to be applied by her and my son William Gerard Robey to the support and maintenance of my family.
      To sons; Townley Bushrod Robey and Zephaniah Gustavus Robey, that tract of land No.4 puchased of Joshua Wood after the death of my wife.
      To daughters Susanna D. Robey and Mary Catharine Robey, a tract of land purchased of Samuel C. Robinson called "Robinson's Trial" containing 122 acres, and a tract of land called "Teresa's Disappointment" {sic "Teresa's Mistake} containing 23 acres.
      To son William Gerard Robey, all my right and title to a tract of land called "Foxes Race" which I purchased of my son Leonard S. Robey the present year but have not as yet obtained a deed.
      Item: all the residue of my property now willed or named above except 750 dollars to be divided into 8 parts and one part given to each of my children, Walter W. Robey, William Gerard Robey, Elizabeth H. Berry, Grace Ann Robey, Susanna D. Robey, Townley Bushrod Robey, Zephaniah Gustavus Roby and Mary Catharine Robey. (none of the above legacies are to be inherited until after the death of my wife. The legacy bequeath to my son Leonard S. Robey is to be in full of all claims which he has against me.
      Executrix: wife Ann Robey and son William Gerard Robey
      Signed: April 5, 1827 Townley Robey
      Words "George W. Berry" interlined in the first page and the words"all my right and title" interlined in the second page.
      Wit: Benedict J. Semmes, John Wolfe, Thomas McDaniel
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      === this one died 1849 is a different Ann
      1840 CC Census

      152-4 Robey Ann DISTRICT: 4th District
      1 male 20-30
      1 male 40-50
      2 female 15-20
      1 female 20-30
      1 female 50-60

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      1840 CC Census
      154-30 Robey Townley DISTRICT: 4th District
      1 male 60-70
      1 female 15-20
      1 female 60-70

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Townley Robey, Sr.
      b. Jan. 1, 1770 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      d. Apr. 1, 1844.
      m. ca. 1796.
      Anne Smallwood, dau. of William Marbury Smallwood and Grace Hannon, widow of John Hannon.
      Issue (all b. Charles Co., Md.):
      1. William Gerald Robey.
      2. Walter W. Robey.
      3. Grace Ann Robey.
      4. Mary Catherine Robey.
      5. Elizabeth H. Robey, b. Jan. 3, 1797.
      6. Leonard Smallwood Robey, b. 1800.
      7. Susan Davidson Robey, b. 1809.
      8. Zephaniah Gustavus Robey, b. 1826.
      Source: Holmes, Marilyn, "Dements Through the Ages," Vol. 1, pp. 379-383.
      Comment: The Smallwood family history, p. 362, gives children Harriet Robey, Grace Robey, Walter Robey, Garrett Robey and Leonard S. Robey.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1810-1811; Liber IB-9 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 228.
      At the request of Isidore Sandsberrie, the following Deed was recorded February 13, 1811
      Indenture made February 13, 1811; between Townley Robey, Constable of CC, Port Tobacco Upper Hundred of the one part and Henry Davidson of the other part. Witnesseth whereas on October 5, 1810, two writs of the State of Maryland of Fieri Facias did issue forth by Ignatius Middleton, Esq. one of the justices of peace for Charles County, to Townley Robey, Constable reciting that whereas on {page missing} 1800 and {page missing} the use of Nicholas Blacklock heirs recovered {page missing} Samuel Sandsberrie before Benjamin B{page missing}, Esq. one of the justices of the peace for the said County the sum of {page missing} 13 shillings and 9 pence debt with interest thereon from {page missing} day of April, 1800 till paid and 4 shillings and {page missing} half penny costs. And whereas on September 20, 1810 a writ of Fieri Facias was issued at the request of Martha Cawood executrix of Benjamin Cawood late of Charles County deceased for the use of the said Nicholas Blacklock heirs against Isidore Sandsberrie, terretenant of Samuel {Sansberrie} late of CC deceased. Whereas by virtue of the said Fieri Facias {page missing} Isidore Sandsberrie terretenant of Samuel Sansberrie deceased appeared on October 5, 1810 and confessed judgment before Ignatius Middleton, Esq. a justice of the peace for CC. Whereupon it is adjudged by Ignatius Middleton that Martha Cawood executrix Benjamin Cawood for the use of Nicholas Blacklock heirs have execution against Isidore Sandsberrie terretenant of Samuel Sandsberrie for the debt, interest and costs aforesaid and also the sum 4 shillings and {page missing} penny for her cost and charges, whereupon you are hereby commanded that of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Isidore Sandsberrie being in your bailiwick shall return the same on November 13th next. Witness my hand and seal this October 5, 1810. Ignatius Middleton. Reciting the other writ of Fieri Facias. Whereas on September 12, 1801 Thomas B. Clements recovered against Isidore Sandsberrie terretenant of Samuel Sandsberrie before Benjamin B. {page missing} late one of the justices of the peace for CC for {page missing} 4 pounds 10 shillings and 11 pence farthing debt and the sum of 4 shillings and 4 penny half penny costs. And whereas on September 25, 1810 a writ of Fieri Facias was issued at the request of Thomas B. Clements against Isidore Sandsberrie terretenant of Samuel Sandsberrie late of Charles County deceased. And whereas by virtue of the said writ Isidore Sandsberrie did appear on October 5, 1810 and confessed judgment before Ignatius Middleton, Esq. Whereupon it is adjudged by Ignatius Middleton that Thomas B. Clements have execution against the said Isidore Sandsberrie terretenant of Samuel Sandsberrie for the debt interest and costs aforesaid and also the sum of 4 shillings and 4 pence half penny for his costs and charges, whereupon you are hereby commanded that of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Isidore Sandsberrie being in your bailiwick shall return the same on November 13th next. Witness my hand and seal this October 5, 1810. Ignatius Middleton. Whereas the Constable in pursuance of the command contained in the said writs levied the same upon all the right title and estate of Samuel Sandsberrie had at his death to three tracts or parts of tracts of land which Isidore Sandsberrie as terretenant now holds in possession and called "New Littlewood Forrest", "Stephen's Hope" and part of "The Tanyard" lying in CC and contiguous to each other containing in the whole 231 acres. Whereas after due notice the Constable did on October 26, 1810 expose the three tracts of land taken in execution of the two said writs to public sale to the highest bidder and Henry Davidson became the highest bidder and purchaser of the three tracts for the sum of 18 pounds 2 shillings and 5 pence half penny current money. Now this indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the premises and the sum of $5 current money of United States to Townley Robey Constable has aforesaid has sold to Henry Davidson the three said tracts of land. Signed Townley Robey in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Ogden, Hezekiah Garner

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