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

Mary MNU Shears

Female Abt 1669 - Aft 1699  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Mary MNU Shears 
    Born Abt 1669  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1699  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I088373  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Alexander Shears,   b. Bef 1665, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1693, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Adms Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married Bef 1685  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Shears,   b. Abt 1689, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F18164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Walker,   b. Abt 1669,   d. 30 Aug 1699, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Adms Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1694  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F37188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 David Browne,   b. Abt 1676, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 29 Nov 1699  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Browne,   b. Abt 1696, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     2. Original Browne,   b. Abt 1700, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1757, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     3. Mary Browne,   b. Bef 1705, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Browne,   b. Bef 1710, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1759, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     5. John Browne,   b. Bef 1710, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1684-1685;
      Page 415 [28 May 1685]
      Richd. Bryan vs. Rich. Arrowsmith. The matter is referred to the nest Court and in the meane time Mary Sheare and Amy Browne are to appear as wittnesses for the defendant before Capt. Law: Washington and Mr. Wm. Wharton concerning the matters in difference.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1692-1694;
      Page 92 [7 April 1693]
      Upon the petition of Mary Sheirs relict of Alexr. Sheirs administration is granted her of her husband's estate, Robt. Rodman assuming to be-her security.
      It is ordered that Mary Sheires doe return the inventory of Alexr. Sheirs his estate.
      Ordered that George Thorn, John Pratt and George Harris, being first sworn before Mr. Wm. Horton, doe appraise the estate of Alexr, Sheires.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1692-1694;
      Page 96 [31 May 1693]
      The appraisment of the estate of Alexr. Sheires was returned
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1692-1694;
      Page 111 [29 Nov. 1693]
      The Widdow Mary Sheirs her guift to her children produced in Court.

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1698-1699;
      Page 60 [29 Nov. 1699]
      David Brown refuseing to give security for the estate of Alexr. Sheires whose widdow since the death of John Walker her second husband the said Brown hath married, it is ordered that the estate amounting to 28,170 pounds bee divided into four equal shares and that Robert Redman who now stands security for the estate bee Possessed of the three fourth partes thereof, being 21,127-1/2 pounds of tobacco in right of Jane Sheires, the only survivor of the three children of Alexr. Sheires, Rodman entering into bond with sufficient security
      to perform the trust reposed in him by the Court.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 72
      Westmoreland County Court 30th of May 1716
      - Rex v DAMONYEL et alias
      It is ordered the Sheriff of this County doe summon SAMUEL DAMONVEL, CHARNOCK COX, ROBERT STEPHENS, DAVID BROWN, JUNR. and ANNE his Wife, JOHN HUGHS, MARY BRYAN, ELIZABETH TUCKER, GEORGE HARDY and JONAS SCOTT that they and each ofthem be and appeare at next Court to be held for this County to answer the severall Presentments whereofthey severally stand presented by the Grand Jury of Our Lord the King and body of the County
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 251-252
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty four Between JOHN BROWN & WILLIAM BROWN of Parish of Washington in County of Westmorland, Sons of DAVID BROWN, late of the County aforesaid, deceased, of one part and ORIGINAL WROE of the same Parish & County of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN & WILLIAM BROWN in consideration of the sum of five shillings to them in hand paid by ORIGINAL WROE, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargain & sell unto ORIGINAL WROE all that parcell of Land situate in Parish of Washington and County of Westmorland containing by estimation One hundred acres of Land; Begining at a Pohickory standing in the back line of Mrs. ANN BARNERD and extending along the line of the said BARNERD for the breadth so in this course as the Land may have three other courses proportionable in length & breadth to this course; tuning thence towards the Beaver Dams belonging to a Creek called ROSIERs CREEK, runing thence parrallel to the first course to the Land of FRANCIS GREY, then up the line of said GREY to the first mentioned begining; Together with all houses water courses advantages and appurtenances belonging; the Land is part of three hundred and forty acres of Land granted DAVID BROWN and MARY his Wife by Patent in the year one thousand six hundred and sixty two or thereabouts and was by DAVID BROWN given to his two Sons, JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN by Will bearing date the Eight day of July in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven by vertue of which Will the Land came and descended to JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN; To have and to hold the land and premises with appurtenances unto ORIGINAL WROE his heirs, during the term of one year paying therefore the Rent of one year of Indian Corn on the Birth day of our Lord God next ensuing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents & by force of the Statute for transfering uses into possession ORIGINAL WROE may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a Release of the inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof JOHN BROWN and WILLIAM BROWN have hereunto set their hands and seals the day month and year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us
      the within Five shillings being first paid
      WILLIAM BROWN, SENR. JOHN BROWN
      RICHARD WROE WILLIAM BROWN
      JOHN WHITE, SENR.
      Westmorland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of October 1734
      JOHN BROWN and WILLIAM BROWN personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Lands by them passed to ORIGINAL WROE to be their proper act and deed which at the instance
      of tho said WROE is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W. Recorded the 7th day of November 1734, pr. G. T., C. C. W,

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