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

John Delahay

Male 1626 - 1662  (36 years)


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  • Name John Delahay 
    Born 1626  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1662  Charles County, Maryland - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10122  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Family ID F7008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Leigh,   b. 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married 1646  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arthur Delahay,   b. Bef 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1703, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles Delahay,   b. Bef 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. George Delahay,   b. Abt 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1698, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas Delahay,   b. Bef 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     5. Jane Delahay,   b. 1 Jun 1668, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Delahay, John, and wife Mrs. Jane/Jean/Joan Delahay (and Jane’s 2nd husband James Lee.) John Delahay m. Jane/Jean/Joan _______ (Mrs. Jane Sisson/Lisson?) Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 4, Page 623, and Liber 5, Page 535. Jane appears to be the mother of James Sisson/Lisson by a previous husband of that surname when she came to Maryland with her then husband John Delahay. Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 4, Page 623, and Liber 5, Page 535. No further record is found for James. John Delahay d. between Feb. 7, 1661/2 and Mar. 24, 1661/2. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber B, pp. 39-40. John and Jane Delahay are believed to have had 4 children: George, John, Thomas and Jane Delahay. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber L, Page 177, and Liber P, Page 36, and (2) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 170. John and Jane had more than one son in Apr. 1661. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, Page 16, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1C, Page 17. Apparently unrelated to John Delahay is the family of Arthur Delahay, wife Mary and son Charles of St. Clement’s Manor, St. Mary’s Co., Md. Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 7, Page 462, and Liber 12, Page 550.
      Son George Delahay m. Susanna _____ and d. testate Dec. 24, 1698 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 170. No potential children have been found for George Delahay. No record of George’s widow Susanna has been found after George’s administration account of Oct. 1699. Son John Delahay lived to adulthood; the only record ever found for him is in May 1684 when he sells “Delahay’s Chance” to Richard Harrison. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber L, Page 177. This land, which was inherited from his father, also shows us that John was the eldest son. There is no further record of John and no evidence to suggest that he died in Charles Co. or married or had children there. Son Thomas Delahay is found in the following records:
      1688 - cattle marks recorded for George Delahay and Thomas Delahay. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, Page 36.
      Aug. 1691 - petition of Thomas Dillahay [sic] who m. Elizabeth Hastead [sic], relict of Michael Hastead. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Q, Page 40.
      Sep. 1691 - Inventory of Michael Hastead. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Q, Page 42.
      Jul. 1693 - Sheriff (Charles Co.) to summon Elizabeth Delahay wife of Thomas Delahay administratrix of Michael Halstead [sic.] Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15A, Page 52.
      May 1696 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of John Wright shows that Wright’s estate received a payment from and made a payment to Elizabeth Delahay. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 13B, Page 8. Comment: This record suggests that Thomas Delahay is deceased and, whether or not that is so, no record for Thomas has been found after 1693, he is not mentioned in his brother George’s estate records, and there is no evidence suggesting that he had any children while living in Charles Co. A Thomas Delahay who had lived in Talbot Co., Md. at least since 1682 died there testate in Feb. 1699/1700. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 190 [gives the wrong county for him.]
      Jane/Joan Delahay - m. 1st Richard Harrison, m. 2nd Stephen Evans/Evens, and is last found still living in Charles Co., Md. in Sep. 1728. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 170, Vol. 3, Page 177, and Vol. 6, Page 23, (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, Page 135, (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories, Liber 3, pp. 252 and 256, and Liber 12, Page 207, and (4) Maryland Prerogative Court, Administration Accounts, Liber 9, Page 129. Jane/Joane Delahay Harrison Evans is not the same person as the Joanne Evans who was indicted for having an illegitimate child on Mar. 13, 1710/11 because her residence is wrong and because our Jane/Joane had not yet become an Evans. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber D No. 2, Page 136, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 32C, Page 168.
      The last record found for John Delahay’s wife Mrs. Jane Delahay as Delahay is on Mar. 24, 1661/2. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber B, pp. 39-40. It appears that Jane probably next married James Lee. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, Page 28, and Liber 6, Page 333. James Lee d. intestate in Charles Co., Md., ca. Dec. 12, 1674, survived by his widow Jane and a son Thomas Lee. Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 6, Page 333, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, Page 65, and (3) Hall, Robert W., “Early Landowners of Maryland, Volume 4: Charles County, 1640-1710,” Page 92 (Thomas Lee son and heir of James Lee). Widow Jane Lee is not well in two of James Lee’s estate records and is not found after Apr. 1678 so she probably did not live much longer or remarry. Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings Liber 6, Page 333, and Liber 10, Page 42, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 4, Page 314. It is not clear whether Thomas Lee was James Lee’s son by wife Jane or by a prior wife. There are no records of her as Jane Lee before the death of James Lee in 1674, but there are also no records of a named female Lee who might be a prior wife of James Lee. In Oct. 1662, which is shortly after John Delahay died, James Lee is presented for having two wives. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, Page 243. Nothing comes of this charge so one would assume that it was false, but it is likely to mean that Lee had m. Jane, the widow of John Delahay by Oct. 1662. For Thomas Lee to have been the son of Mrs. Jane Delahay Lee it would be necessary that he was born after 1662. Since the first record of Thomas Lee is not found until Nov. 1684 (when he witnesses the Charles Co. will of William Pinner), this works out all right. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, Page 155.
      By May 1700, Thomas Lee had m. Alice, the widow of William Burnam/Burman/Burnham. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 89, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 18A, Page 58. A 1695 record of this Thomas Lee is found in Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 13A, Page 363. It is not known when or where this Thomas Lee (or wife Alice) died. The last record found for him is in May 1700 and there are no estate records for him or any evidence that he had children. To be distinguished from our Thomas Lee who is found in Charles Co., Md. during the period 1684-1700 is a man named Thomas Lees/Lee who is found in St. Mary’s Co. during the period 1685-1695. By Aug. 1685, the St. Mary’s Co. Thomas Lees/Lee had m. Elizabeth, the dau. of Thomas Doxey. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, Page 152, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, pp. 251 and 271.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Apr. 25, 1642 - Margaret & Mary Brent demanded 1000 acres for transporting 5 men before March 25 last: Thomas Tidd, Samuel Pursall, Francis Stower, John Stephens, John Delahay. Margaret Brent assigned to John Brooke (Liber GG, Page 241.)
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 1, pp. 24-5.

      Jan. 26, 1649/50 - Margaret Brent sold her rights to Barnaby Jackson for 500 acres due herself & her sister Mary Brent for transporting servants in 1638: Samuel Pursall, Thomas Ted, Francis Towers, John Stephen, John Delahay. Feb. 5,1649/50 - Barnaby Jackson demanded 500 acres due by sale from Mrs. Brent ....
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, Page 604.

      John De la Hay, transported 1641.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, Page 60.

      Apr. 24, 1655 - Daniel Gourdon deposed that he, John Delahayes, & James Meines were indebted to Walter Beane, & William Lewis received for said Beane.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 3, Page 140.

      John Delahay, immigrated by 1661 with Jane, his wife, & James Sisson, his [step?]son.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 4, Page 623.

      The undated Charles Co., Md. nuncupative will of Ursula Lynton, probated Apr. 17, 1661, leaves chattel to the youngest son (unnamed) of John Delahaye, her husband's clothes to John Delahaye, and clothes to the wife (unnamed) of John Delahaye.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1C, Page 17, and (2) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, Page 16.

      Aug. 1662 - James Lee was granted administration on estate of John Delahay (Charles Co.)
      Appraisers: Humphry Hacket, Zachary Wade.
      Warrant to: Joseph Harris [sic; Harrison.]
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, Page 28.

      Mar. 2, 1662/3 - Mr. Joseph Harrison exhibited will of John Delahay, with probate. [contents of will not given]
      Appraisers: Zachary Wade, Humphrey Haggatt. Oath on March 4, 1662/3.
      Inventory of John Delahay.
      Administrator: James Lee. Date: 9 March 1662/3.
      Mentions: 300 acres.
      Amount: 1904 lbs. tobacco.
      Appraisers: Humph. Haggott, Zachary Wade.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, pp. 67-8.

      John Delahay, immigrated by 1663 with Jane, his wife, & James Lesson (Lisson), his [step?]son.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, Page 535
      ===
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.39. "Bills Left with Mr Dodman due to Mr Hayward"
      Luke Gardner and Wm Johnson 2 bills 2000 lb tobo
      Luke Gardners bill for 0400
      Wm Johnsons bill for 1293
      Tho Bakers bill for 1002
      Wm Empsons bill for 0848
      John Martins bill for 0352
      Robert Robbins bill for 0282
      Edward Bowles Bill for 0079
      Christopher Russells bill for 0354
      Wm Smootee bill for 0600
      Richard Trues bill for 1048
      Henry Bishopps bill for 0325
      John Lawsons 2 bills for 1184
      Cloues and Mace and Henry Spinke 0400
      John Newman bill for 0238
      Wm Evens bill for 0325
      John Munsfeilds bill for 0301
      Bartholomew Phillippe bill for 0423
      Tho Jackson bill for 0347
      John Shertcliffs bill for 0359
      Richard Fosters bill for 0273
      John Dandies [Danby] bill for 0412
      Mr Wm Brittaines [Brettn] bill for 0429
      Mr Tho Gerrards bill for 6254
      Wm Hungerfords bill for 0259
      Luke Gardner and Wm Johnsons bill )
      for 20 lb of Beaver )
      An Order of Court agt Tho Bennett for 0496
      Mr Tho Wilsfords 2 bills for 0714
      John Vaughans bill for 0133
      Henry Brooks 2 bills for 4405
      John Delahays bill for 0290
      Nathaniel Jones bill for 0788
      Hercules Bridges bill for 1600
      Tho Blagge bill for 0480
      Edward Hulls bill for 0218
      Rice Maddooks bill and letter for 0820
      John Knotts bill for 0710
      Paul Simpson bill fo r 0150
      Tho Frissells 'bill for 1103
      Alexander Baynhams 2 bills for 0819
      Robs Wyards bill for 0084
      Wm Freaks bill for 0438
      David Phillips bill for 0080
      Wm Risbyes bill for 0374 lb tobo.
      Phillip Silvesters 0130
      Stephen Normans 0857
      Herbert Smiths 0980
      John Williams 0190
      Mr John Rosiers 0523
      Mr John Hallowes 2673
      Mr Tho Speks 0552
      Capt Brents 0213
      and a Bill for 9 lb 3/4 of Beaver )
      Mr Walter Brodhursts bill for 1403
      Ralph Horsley' bill for 1221
      Mr Tho Speke his receit 3696
      Wm Trapps bill for 0084
      Tho Boys his bill for 0900
      John Hillers bill for 1800
      Tho Boys and Jo Hillers bill for 51 lb Beaver
      Capt Brent by Acct 0478
      Alex Frissell by Acco't 310 )
      for Andrew Munroe 040 ) 0370
      for Tho Monnocke 020 )
      Tho Munns an Order of Court 0305
      John Walton under Exeou'oon 1000
      Richard Turney under Exeou'oon 2083
      Mr Hallowes by Acc't 12 lb 3/4 of Beaver
      Walter Brodhuret by acc't 3 lb 1/2 of Beaver
      Mr Hillers bill for 24 lb of Beaver
      Peter Mills acco't for 0746
      Edw Thompson an Order of Court 0300
      Rich Floyd an Order of Court 0350
      Peter Feoppand for 0521 and 12 lb of Beaver )
      John Jenkins Bill and acco't 0590
      Recd of Richard Foote the Bills and Accompts of the debts above men'coned amounting to Fifty six thousand six hundred fifty and six pounds of Tob'co and One hundred thirty and three pounds of Beaver which I doe promise to give an Acco't of unto Mr Nicholas Hayward or his Assigns
      Wltnes my hand the 7th July 1655
      John Dodman
      Witnes John Hiller Rich Browne
      I doe acknowledge to have rec'd a Bill wherein John Williams is bound to pay Mr Hayward fower hundred pounds of Tobco and Caske the 20th of Octo next
      Witnes my hand the 20th July 1655 John Dodman
      30 July 1655 These receipts were Recorded "

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      William Robison demands warrant against John Delahay; value 1000# of tobacco

      Thomas Gerrard, Esq., demands warrant against John Delahay debt value 500# of tobacco

      John Delahay demands warrant against Richard Watson action of case; sheriff to warn Lion Britton and William Warren to testify
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 12 May 1659, Page 56-57
      Hennerie Lillie, Plt.; James Lee, Def.; petitioner agreed with James Lee to let his wife live in his house a year and laid in provisions for her; a month after she went to live there, she could not be suffered to enjoy the privilege of the house quietly according to the agreement and was forced to depart; being warned by James Lee's housekeeper; petitioner demands provisions left there for his wife; Andrew Watson, age ca 30 years, swore in open court; mentions John Tomkinson, James Lee and Hennerie Lillie; /s/ Andrew Watson (mark); before John Hatche
      Bartholome Gabriell, age ca 28 years, deposed 1 May 1659
      mentions James Lee; /s/ Bartholome Garbriell; before James Linsey
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 25 12 May 1659, Page 56-57
      John Delahay, age ca 36 years, swore 1 May 1659 that the corn, meat and cow's milk Hennerie Lillie brought to James Lee's house he allowed it for himself and his wife; /s/ John Delahay (mark) before Jacobus Linsey. Jane Delahay, age ca 30 years, swore same; 1 May 1659; /s/ Jane Delahay (mark) before Jacobus Linsey Plaintiff unable to prove cause, court orders him to be nowsuited

      Alexander White, Plt.; James Lee, admn. to John Delahay, Def.;
      bill of debt of 568# of tobacco and cask entered; dated 5 Mar 1660; /s/ John Delahay (mark); wit. Robert Robert Hutson (mark), Eilias Dickins; defendant confesses debt; court orders payment
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 17 Dec 1662, Page 39 - 40 - 41
      Mr. Humphery Haggat, Plt.; James Lee, admns. to John Delahay, Def.; regarding debt of 200# of tobacco; defendant order to pay

      James Lindsey, atty. of William Williams, Plt.; James Lee, admn. to John Delahay, Def; letter of atty. entered for William Williams, mariner of Boston in New England, appointing Lindsey his atty.
      dated 24 Mar 1661; /s/ William Williams; wit. Tho. Wentworth (mark), Garret Sennet (mark); bill of debt entered for 800# of pork dated 7 Feb 1661; /s/ John Delahay; wit. Francis Batchelor, Zachery Wade; defendant confesses debt; court orders payment
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A;
      Benjamin Marshagay demands warrant against John Delahay; action of debt
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A;
      William Robisson demands warrant against John Delahay; action of debt
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; Page 159. Benjamin Marshagay, Plt.; John Delahay, Def.; action of debt of 730# for which Capt. Guither confesseth judgment; court orders payment of debt and cost of suit
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; Page 126
      John Delahay demands warrant against Thomas Wentworth in action of defamation

      Thomas Kelle demands warrant against John Delahay; action of case
      Thomas Kelle demands warrant against Jane Delahay; action of case

      John Delahay demands warrant against Thomas Wintworth, Gent. in action of defamation; subpoena for John Love and John Deyngle

      Jean Delahay demands warrant against Thomas Wenthword in action of the case; subpoena William Battin and his wife; Bartholme Gartharell and James Lee
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 2 July 1661, Page 143 - 144
      378. George Thompson to whom we have given a great quantity of land assigns his rights unto 150 acres of land unto John Delahay; land called Laluy, formerly surveyed for the George Thompson, lying on the Potomac River and on the east of a fresh run of Powder Creek; bounded by the Manor of William Stone, Esq.; dated 18 Sep 1659; /s/ Josias Fendall; Endorsed on the back by John and Jean Delahay; John Delahay assigns his right and interest to Thomas Hall; /s/ John Delahay (mark); wit. George Thompson, William Robisson
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 180
      431. Patent to John Tomkinson and Andrew Watson, planters; who have due them 600 acres; a parcel of land lying on the north side of the Potomac River near a great marsh, containing 600 acres; dated 13 Jan 1654; /s/ Thomas Stone Endorsed on back: Tomkinson assigns his rights to John Delahay dated 1656; /s/ John Tomkinson (mark); wit. Philip Coomes Edward Okes Andrew Watson assigns his rights to Joseph Lenton 20 Jul 1657; /s/ Andrew Watson (mark); wit. John Tomkinson (mark), Roger Isham; acknowledged in court 4 Mar 1661 before George Thompson
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 180
      Samuell Dobson demands warrant against John Delahay, debt value of 400# of tobacco
      Mr. Bennet Marshagay demands warrant against James Lee and John Delahay; debt of 800# of tobacco
      ===
      1716 Delahay, Andrew & wife Outlet 50 Rent Rolls Poplar Hill
      1670 Delahay, Arthur Hopwell 75 1707 Rent Rolls New Town
      1671 Delahay, Arthur Hopewell 75 Patent Record 14, Page 186 New Town
      1799 Delahay, Arthur Cartagena
      Alienations and Transfers St. Georges
      1798 Delahay, Henrietta Mitchells Chance 18 Alienations and Transfers Poplar Hill
      1663 Delahay, John Delahays Chance 30 Patent Records

      1787 Delahay, John Mitchells Chance 18 Unpatented Certificate 310 Poplar Hill
      ===
      Charles County Court and Land Records, Volume II
      Liber I, Page 83
      8 Mar 1680; Indenture from Thomas Wharton, planter to Thomas Hussey; for 2,000# tobacco a 150 acre parcel called Woodberries Hope on the north side of the Potomac River; located between land laid out for Jno. Delahay and 300 acres laid out for James Lee formerly known by name of the Halfe Way Tree; /s/ Thomas Wharton (mark); wit. Owen Newen, Jno. Richard
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 79-1/2
      9 Jan 1671; Indenture from Thomas Ashbrooke, shoemaker, to John Boydon, planter; for a certain consideration; a grant of land called Ashbrooke's Rest; bounded by John Ward and land formerly laid out for John Delahay now in possession of John Ashbrooke; containing 150 acres now in possession of John Boyden; /s/ Thomas Ashbrooke, Lettis Ashbrooke; wit. George Langham, Ralph Coats
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber I, Page 83
      8 Mar 1680; Indenture from Thomas Wharton, planter to Thomas Hussey; for 2,000# tobacco a 150 acre parcel called Woodberries Hope on the north side of the Potomac River; located between land laid out for Jno. Delahay and 300 acres laid out for James Lee formerly known by name of the Halle Way Tree; /s/ Thomas Wharton (mark); wit. Owen Newen, Jno. Richards
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber L, Page 175
      10 Jul 1684; Indenture from Thomas Hussey, Gent., to Richard Harrison; for 1400# tobacco a parcel of land called Woodberry's Hope; lying between 300 acres laid out for Jno. Dellahay and land of James Lee called Half Way Tree; containing 150 acres; /s/ The. Hussey; wit. Jno. H_, Joshuah Graves
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber L, Page 177
      27 May 1684; Indenture from Jno. Delahay, planter, to Richd. Harrison; for 1,500# tobacco; a tract called Delahay Chance on the north side of the Potomac; bounded by Watson; laid out for 300 acres; /s/ Jno. Delahay (mark); wit. Edw. Mings, Geo. Delahay (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 30
      28 Jan 1716/7; Deed of Bargain recorded at request of John Shackerly:
      16 Nov 1716; Indenture from Joseph Manning to John Shackerly, planter; for 1,000# tobacco; 50 acres of land; a tract called Ingethorp; formerly laid out for John Dellahay; bounded by land now in possession of John Ashbrook; laid out for 100 acres; unsigned; wit. Thos. Mathews, William Witt, James Allen; Joseph Manning ack. Deed

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