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

James Bodkin

Male Bef 1659 - 1683  (> 24 years)

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  • Name James Bodkin 
    Birth Bef 1659 
    Gender Male 
    Death 12 Dec 1683  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10051  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Patrick Bodkin   d. Aft 1683, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anasta MNU Bodkin   d. Aft 1683, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna de Hinojosa,   b. Abt 1659, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this locationd. St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1682  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Bodkin, James, Charles County, 23rd Aug., 1683; 12th Dec., 1683.
      To brother Dominick and hrs., rights of 250 A., "Saturday Work."
      To brother Edward and hrs., sd. land should afsd. brother die without hrs.; to pass in turn to young. brother Augustine and hrs., and they dying without issue, to cous. Andrew, son of uncle Dominick Bodkin, and hrs.
      To sisters Anne, Jane, and Ellinor, father Patrick and mother Anasta, personalty.
      To cous. James Bodkin, Major William Boarman and Mary his wife, Michael Foster, Thomas Gavan, Francis Pennington, Thomas Massey, Richard Hubbard, Charles Quigley and James Ellis, personalty.
      Exs.: Clement Hill, Robt. Carville, St. Mary's Co.
      Test: Patrick Innes, Francis Greene, Thos. Clarke. 4. 184.
      James Bodkin 8.119 I £36.3.10 Jan 10 1683
      Appraisers: Maj. William Boarman, Capt. James Bowling.
      Mentions: Mr. Charles Quigley.
      James Bodkin merchant) 8.315 A #8685 #24801 Aug 26 1684
      List of debts: Frances Pennington, Mr. Vanswerin.
      Payments to: Mr. Joshua Doyin, Mr. Thomas Garret, Mr, Henry Lee, Mr. Hobart for William Williams, Thomas Baker, Elisabeth Mosh, Thomas Philips, John Moren, Mr. Lynes, Charles Garret (a minor), Edmond Clements (miller), Charles Quigley, Mr. Lewellin.
      Executors: Clement Hill, Robert Carvile, Sr.
      James Bodkin the younger 9.219 A SM £4.3,4 #4705 Mar 7 1686
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #1000.
      Received from: Madam Darnall, James Mills.
      Payments to: Mr. Baker, Mr. Lynes, executors of ------ Cordea, Dr. Molines, William Brady, William Gwyther, Jackson the taylor.
      Administratrix: wife of Robert Carvele,
      James Bodkin (merchant) 13A.228 A#18921 #52231 Sep 14 1694
      Received from: Mr. Kenelm Cheseldyn, James Miles, Col. Digger, Mr. Lynes, William Cheshire, Lemare, Jos. Graves, Elisabeth Harquest, John Burchor, George Gore, John BroadChire, John Dent, Charles Cartee, Francis Catterson.
      Payments to: John Bercraft, William Roswell, Mr. Cheseldyn, Mr. Bloomfeild, Mr. Lewellin proved by Mr. Lynes, Maj. Boreman proved by Philip Lynes, Joshua Doyne, Mr. Lynes for Charles Quigley, James Browne, John Posey, Mr. Bloomfeild, Durkin & Baker, Mr. Dent, Innis, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Cheseldyn.
      Mentions suits by: Durkin, Baker, Gerrard,
      Chandelier, Burford.
      Executors: Clement Hill, Robert Carvile.
      Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1681-1685/6 Volume 17, Page 124

      To the Rt honble Charles absolute Lord & Propry of the Provs of Maryland & Avalon Ld Baron or Baltemore &ca The humble Petition of Peter Kirwan ffrancis Blake and James Bodkin Mrchants Esqr of the last will and Testamt of Dominick Bodkin Mrchant decd Most humbly sheweth That one John Allen of Charles County gentl being indebted to the said Dominick in the summe of 37200# tobo did for the security of repaymt thereof by his deed dated 5th Aprill 1674: mortgage to the sd Dominick a pcell of land called the Mill Damm, and the mills and houses thereon Erected, and thereunto belonging lyeing in Charles County aforesaid, and shortly afterwards the sd Dominick Bodkin made his will at Dunkirk dated the 9th October 1674 and thereby made your Petrs Executors for the manageing all his affaires & concerns whatsoever for the drawing in of his Estate soe well in debts goods and mrchandizes Lands and houses, and all that should appertaine and belong unto him, which when done he gave to your Petr James his nephew in consideration of his good service 140 sterl, and after all his Debts and legacyes discharged, he gave the remaindr of his Estate to his wife & two Children to be equally divided betweene them, and he did further desire Mr Ralph Grant decd: and your Petr James should manage all his Concernes in relation to his late voyage in this Province to whom he gave the same power as if he were liveing, and presently after Dyed. That your Petrs prooved the sd will in the prerogative Court of Canterbury and gave a Letter of Attorney to Mr Richard ffoote Mrchant of London to employ such a pson as he should think fitt in this Province to gett in the Debts due to the said Dominick Bodkin in this Province and in Virginia. That Mr ffoote sent a Letter of Attorney to Coll Benjamin Rozer to looke after the same and. render accot to him That Coll Rozer finding the said Mortgage fforfeited for non paymt of the Debt 37200# tobo by due course of law obteined possession of the land Mills and houses, and received the profitts thereof for your petrs vse for some time That Coll Rozer hopeing to obteine the purchase of the said Mills & prmisses from your Petrs about i: Aprill 1680: made a Covenant with one Samuel Raspin to sell the same to him for 22500l tobo if he could gett your Pefs to sell with a defeazance that if he could not procure a good Title from yor Petrs he would repay the 22500l tobo and pay Raspin what charges he
      should be out in rebuilding and repaireing the Mills, Raspin accounting for the profitts by him reed: Raspin gave bond for payment of the 22500# tobo and entred into possession of the premisses, Hee employed Thomas Marshall Millwright about repaireing the same, and
      not long after Raspin Dyed. Marshall pretending Raspin was indebted to him for his worke a considerable sumnie of Tobacco as principall Creditor to Raspin procured Letters of Admrcon of Raspins Estate, which amounted to a very considerable value Sufficient to pay all Raspins Debts with a great overplus: And to prevent the Mills and houses goeing to Decay (if not looked after) to the prejudice of the Executor of Dominick Bodkin, and the publick good, your Ldsp out of your provident care for all was graciously pleased to ordr Marshall to continue in possession of the Mills and houses to looke after and repaire the same, till such time as the psons Interested came in, to whom he wasto be accomptable & to deliver possession. That your Petrs are the psons solely concerned in Law by said will to sell or dispose thereof for paymt of Debts and legacys, and other vses in the sd will, and your Petr James solely appointed for the managemt thereof here, that your Petr hath procured Letters Testamentary from your Ldsps Judge for probate of wills, and hath often demanded possession of the premisses of said Marshall, and an Accot of the profitts by him and Raspin reed: being ready to discount and allow all just disbursemts That Marshall at first gave your Petr quiett possession of two Roomes belonging to the house there which your Petr kept a moneth or more, but since hath by evill Councill procured two Justices of Charles County to Impannell a Jury, and to present your Petr for a forceable Entry and Deteyner of the premisses, and the Jury not hearing your Petr evidence found your Pef James had forceibly deteined the premisses. That thereupon (your Petr being a stranger, and Marshall giveing out then and soe he doth still that he held the premisses by your Lspps ordr and without that he would deliver possession to none, and your Petr findeing himself soe hardly dealt with and kept out of his owne contrary to Justice) Your Pef by advice of his Councill hath been constrained (contrary to his Inclinations) to commence severall actions at law against the said Marshall
      1st to recover his deed of Mortgage and Pattent for the said Land in Marshalls Custody,
      2dly an Acct of the profitts by him recd:
      3dly for the profitts reed: by Raspin to whom he is Admr and
      4thly an Ejectmt to recover possession; and being afraid Marshall might runn away out of this Province before your Petts dues were paid or Raspins Estate accompted for your Petr sued out a Ne exeat Provincia to stay his goeing till he gave security to answer the sd Actions.
      That being arrested on the said writts he cannot find security but is now in the Sheriffes custody in the prison of Charles County, and yet he and his people continue to keepe possession of the said Mill, and receive the profitts thereof which is now very considerable, and will before your Petrs can bring the sd Actions to tryall in the Provll Court amount to a greate summe of Tobacco and the sd Mills and Mill Damm and houses are very much out of repaire, and if not speedily prevented the Damm will breake and the Mills be rendred useless, or at least cost a greate deale to repaire, and the sd Marshall not onely neglects to have the same repaired and amended, but hath also threatned with oathes in the prsence of your Petr and four other credible witnesses of the sd County, that if your Petr would not give him his Demands he would burne the Mills for he built them.
      Now fforasmuch as your Petr is onely a Steward for Creditors Legatees, a widow and two Orphans, and your Petr hath a considerable duty of Debts & Legacies to discharge which cannot be paid without sale of the premisses; and if yor Petr or some for him doe not looke after the same, they may in a short time (it is to be feared) stand in as much charge of repaireing as they are worth Your Petr therefore humbly Implores your Ldspp serious Consideration of yor Petr case, and that your Ldsp will be pleased to ordr the said Mills to be putt into the possession of the sheriff of Charles County or one or two of the Justices of the peace liveing in St Maries or Charles County next adjoining to the sd Mill, and that he or they and none else may receive the toll and profitts of the said Mill, and dispose thereof (till the determination of the accons aforesd) for the vse of such pson as by the Justices of the Provll Court shall adjudge such profitts to be paid unto, and that your Petr may retaine the possession of the two Roomes of which he was putt into possession by Marshall, and which he is still in possession off, that your Petr with the privacy and directions of the psons by yor Ldsp appointed as aforesd may the better oversee and see to the reparation of the Mills, Mill Damm, houses, ffences, and the prmisses aforesd And your Petr as in Duty bound shall every pray &c.
      James Bodkin

      To which petition his Ldspp was pleased to signifie his answer in this foll precept to Coll Chandler high sheriff of Charles County (viz)

      Coll Chandler,
      fforasmuch as Thomas Marshall of Charles County haveing the charge of the Mills in the sd County is attached and taken into your Custody in severall actions, for which (as we are informed) he cannot find baile, by which meanes not onely the true Owners thereof but the inhabitants in generall Customers thereunto may susteine greate damage: Wherefore to prevent and avoid as much as may be the greate Inconveniencies as well as the Clamors and Complaints that may arise thereby on both sides, Wee have thought fitt to Authorise and Empower, and we doe hereby Authorise and Empower as also will and Require you Coll William Chandler high Sheriff of the aforesaid County upon receipt hereof to select and make choice of some Sufficient able pson or psons in your said County to whom you may committ the care and charge of the said Mills, and to him to committ the same dureing the confinement of the said Marshall or untill he shall find baile, to the end that aswell the true Owners thereof (when they appeare) may receive a true and just accompt of the profitts and perquisites
      thereby accrueing, and that the Mills by reason of the greate floods or other accident may not receive damage for want of some carefull skillfull pson to take the charge thereof, as also that the Inhabitants may receive the benefitt of the sd Mills accustomed: ffor all which this shall be your sufficient warrant.
      Given at St Maries the twenty Sixth day of January Anno
      Dmi. 1682: C: Baltemore
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 330-201: MILL DAM: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Hill, Clement Sr.: Surveyed 5 June 1671 for John Allen on the West side of Zachia swamp at the boundary of John Grubbs land (poss Clement Hill Sr. Executor of James Bodkin): Conveyance notes - 50 Acres - Philemon Hemsley from William Bladen; 30 April 1713, 150 Acres Philip Lynes from William Allen; 14 Jan 1698,
      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1681-1683 Volume 70, Page 338
      1682/3. Liber W. C.

      On seaven and twentyeth day of March Col William Chandler Sheriffe of the County aforesaid made returne of the writ aforesaid that by vertue thereof hee tooke the said Thomas Marshall but could not have his body here as he was required by reason he hath broke the Prisson of the County and ffled:

      Charles County Circuit Court Land Surveys and Condominium Plats
      originally patented by James Bodkin 1683.. esceated for lack of heirs
      head of wicomico river on east side of Herring Creek by Westwood Manor and Westwood Landing

      Charlesborough, 325 Acres 1725 Patented Certificate 220 4 0 MSA S 1195-229
      Charlesburrough, 325 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Fendall, John 1725 Patent Record IL A, Page 609 0 0 MSA S 1587-821
      Charlesburrough, 325 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Fendall, John 1725 Patent Record PL 5, Page 826 0 0 MSA S 1587-822
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