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

Anne Lashley

Female Abt 1648 - Bef 1707  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Anne Lashley  [1
    Birth Abt 1648  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Bef 1707  Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11756  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Robert Lashley,   b. Bef 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Sep 1680, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Lashley   d. 15 May 1682, Calvert County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1677  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorce 24 Oct 1678  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • mac billigins 2007-08-24 18:40:25
      Divorce of Robert Lashley and Elizabeth

      Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678
      Vol 15 pages 205-207 Lib R
      MSA SC M3153-1043 and MSA SC M3153-1044

      At a Councell held at John Bakers house at the Citie of
      St Maries the 24th Day of October in the 3d yeare of the
      Dominion of the Rtt Honble Charles &ca Annoq Domini 1678:

      Thomas Notley Esqr Governor
      Philip Calvert Esqr Chancelor
      William Calvert Esqr Secry:
      The Honble Baker Brooke Esqr Surveyr Genll Prsent
      Ltt Coll: Thomas Tailler
      Coll Henry Coursey
      Major Benjamin Rozer

      Where came before them Robert Leshley and Elizabeth his
      wife according to appointmt by reason of a Peticon exhibited
      p the sd Robert to the Governor and the Governors warrant
      thereupon Dated the 5th instant, wch said Peticon & warrant
      foll: in ordr viz.

      To the Honble Thomas Notley Esqr Ltt Genll & Chiefe Gov-
      ernor of Maryland
      The humble Peticon of Robert Leshley Humbly Sheweth
      That yor Peticoners wife being a woman of an Implacable
      turbulent Spiritt has at severall times unjustly & wrongfully
      made Divers complaints and Accusations against yor Petr
      before severall of his Lopps Justices of the peace of Calvert
      County but finding they tooke not the effect she hoped for,
      and that her Designe of procureing a considersable part of yor
      Petrs Estate to be allowed her for a maintenance with which
      she might live at her pleasure where she listed and quite
      Desert the ffamily and concerns of yor Petr was wholly frus-
      trated, she hath since very falsly injuriously & malitiously
      accused yor Petr of Buggery to the greate scandall & irre-
      parable prejudice of yor Petrs creditt and reputation wch he
      Does & alwaies shall Esteeme of greater price & value then
      his Life.
      Wherefore yor Peticoner humbly prayeth, that yor Honor
      will be gratiously pleased to grant him a Warrant, that she
      may be brought before yor Honor and her complaints & accu-
      sations against yor Petr heard and Examined before yor Honor
      whereby your yor Petr may purge and cleanse himself of that
      grevious scandall cast upon him and that for the future he
      may live more peaceably & comfortably either with his said
      Wife or by allowing her such a maintenance as yor Honor
      shall ordr and Command
      And as in Duty bound he shall ever pray &ca
      The Governors warrant thereupon was Endorsed on the
      back side of the Peticon and is as foll. viz.
      The matter alleadged by the Petr being of more then Ordi-
      nary concern, I recommend the same to the Examination of
      my self and his Lopps: Councell, and Doe hereby will &
      require you James Rumsey that you apprehend Elizabeth
      Leshley the Petrs wife and have her Body before my self and
      p. 55 his Lopps Councell at the Citie of St Maries on the ffour &
      Twentieth Day of this instant October next ensueing when &
      where you are also to bring with you the within Peticon.
      Whereof faile not. And for soe Doeing this shall be your
      sufficient warrant. Given undr my hand and Seale this ffifth
      Day of October in the third yeare of the Dominion of the
      Rtt Honble Charles &ca over this Province Annoq Domini
      1678:

      To Mr James Rumsey Constable, Signed (locus)
      in Calvert County Thomas Notley (Sigilli)
      These.

      Upon heareing and Examination of the whole matter the
      Substance gathered from thence was that the Peticoner & his
      wife having had severall Differences betweene them wch could
      not be composed Did severall Declare that they were fully
      resolved never any more to live together, She Desireing an
      allowance proportionable to what she had at her Intermar-
      riage with him. He Declared himself willing to allow her
      such a reasonable maintenance as the Governor and Councell
      should think fitt to award her with Due consideration had to
      his Capacity The wch at last they both referred to the Dis-
      cretion of the Governor and Councell to ordr therein what to
      them should seeme meete wch they would submitt to.
      The Governor and Councell haveing Duely and maturely
      considered the prmisses Did ordr viz.

      By the Governor and Councell
      Octob: 24th 1678:

      Whereas appeared before the Governor and Councell this
      Day Robert Leshley of Calvert County & Elizabeth his wife,
      and Did both jointly and severally openly Declare that for sev-
      erall Differences betweene them both publick and private they
      were fully resolved never to cohabitt together again, and ffor-
      asmuch as the said Elizabeth did Demand a reasonable main-
      tenance to be allowed her by her sd Husband, wch he readily
      consented to they both submitting themselves to the Discre-
      tion of the Governor and Councell to apportion the same as to
      them should seeme meete. It is Ordered
      That the said Robert Leshley pay or cause to be paid
      yearely and every yeare unto the said Elizabeth his wife for
      and Dureing her naturall life the just summe of two thou-
      sand pounds of tobacco for a maintenance and no more.
    Family ID F7168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Sothoron,   b. 1643, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Sep 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Sothoron,   b. Abt 1663, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 May 1712, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 49 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Samuel Sothoron,   b. Abt 1663, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Feb 1712, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 49 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Henry Sothoron,   b. Bef 1669   d. Aft 20 Jan 1699, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 31 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Elizabeth Sothoron,   b. Bef 1677, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Dec 1727, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 50 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Richard Sothoron,   b. Bef 1677, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jun 1706, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 29 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F8122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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