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

Mary Matthews

Female Abt 1728 - Aft 1778  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Mary Matthews 
    Born Abt 1728  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft Jul 1778  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16360  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Luke Matthews,   b. 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1734, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Jameson,   b. Abt 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1779, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1726  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicholas Sheirburne,   b. Aft 1721, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1777, Charles County, Maryland - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Luke Matthew Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Jul 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     3. William Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jesse Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Nicholas Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Mary Sheirburne,   b. Bef 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Unknown Sheirburne  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F11141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Matthews, Luke, Charles County, 3rd Jan., 1733/4; 2nd Apr., 1734.
      To son Jesse and hrs., 1/2 of "Cocksetts," 1/2 "The Addition" and personalty.
      To unborn child and hrs., if a son, other 1/2 of afsd. lands, and personalty. Should unborn child be a girl, son Jesse to 'have whole of both tracts.
      To wife [unnamed], extx., part of "Matthew's Purchasey" 1/2 of residue of personal estate, other half divided between daus. Mary, Jane and unborn child if a dau.
      To child. of brother Joseph. viz.: William and Ignatius and their hrs., other part of "Matthew's Purchase."
      Test: Elizabeth Jameson, Marsham Queen, Robert Cooper (Copper). 20. 927.
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      MATTHEWS, JESSE, Charles Co. 27 Nov. 1774 30 Jan. 1775
      To wife Margaret Matthews, extx., 1/3 of whole estate.
      To nephew Rich'd. Shirburn, saddle and bridle.
      To mother: Martha Matthews, during life land she now has then to my sister Jane Matthews during single life.
      To son Luke Francis Matthews, tracts "Cockshett," "The Addition", Negroes: Ally, Fanny, Jerry, Gusty, Charles, Little Nace, Big Nace and Anna; all the residue of my estate but if he die without Issue above equally between my 2 sisters, Mary Shirburn and Jane Matthews,
      If my wife Margaret Matthews marry imprudently or die my uncle Benjamin Jameson to have care of my son and his estate, if my uncle die my brother-In-law Walter Pye shall be guardian of my son.
      Wife, Margaret Matthews, Benjamin Jameson and Walter Pye, joint Executors. Wit: Wm. Leigh; John Brooke; Thos. Shircliff.
      Margaret Matthews was present at probate and renounced the same.
      Margaret Matthews, Benjamin Jameson and Walter Pye, the appointed
      Executors on above will refuse to act as such. 40.292
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles Co Probate 1777-1780
      Martha Matthews Will.
      I, Martha Matthews of CC, am weak and low in body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory.
      To my daughter Mary Shierburn - my Negroes Judy, Lewis, Beck and her 3 children. Also my yoke of oxen & my chest of drawers and my old bay horse.
      To my daughter Jane Matthews - my 2 Negroes, old Ruth and Agnes. Also my 2 best beds and furniture, my best horse and best cow and calf.
      To my grandson Richard Shierburn - my Negro boy Baptist, 1 cow and calf, & 1 bed and furniture.
      To my granddaughter Mary Shierburn - my Negro wench Flora and her child, and also 1 heifer.
      To my afd daughters - after my just debts are paid, the rest of my estate, goods and chattels, to be equally divided between them.
      Executrices: my 2 daughters afd. Signed [no date] - Martha
      [X her mark] Matthews. Wit - GB Causin, Benjamin Douglass, Benja [II his mrk] Jamison.
      Probated on Dec 4, 1779 by the oath of Mary Shierburn, and by the oaths of witnesses Gerd Blackstone Causin and Benjamin Douglass and Benja Jamison.
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      Charles Co. Wills Admin. Accounts Inventories and Orphan Court Proceedings
      1777-1780 (TLC Genealogy)
      p. 34. On Jul 19, 1777, Letters of Administration were granted on the estate of Nicholas Shirbin, to Mary Shirbin, his widow.
      Securities = Gerrrard Blackstone Causin and Richard Shirbin.
      p. 194 Nicholas Shierbin's Final account. Jul 25, 1778. The account of Mary Shierburn, admx of Nicholas Shirbin, late of CC, decd.
      Debts: the inventory of sd decd's estate, exhibited into Orphan Court on Oct 18, 1777, amounting to 138 L, 9 S, 9P; money recd of Mary Matthews. The whole amount...
      Disbursements went to: Doctor Joseph Adderton; Belain Posey; Walter Hanson, Register, for letters and passing and Balance accountable...
      Securities: Gerrard Blackstone Causin and Richard Shierbin of CC.
      Representatives: widow and 6 children, viz, Richard, Luke Matthews, died since the father, Charles, William, Mary, Jesse, and Joseph.
      Proved on Jul 25, 1778 by Mary Shierbin.
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      1791-1798 Charles County MD Administration Accounts
      Page 23. Jane Matthews - 1st A/C; £687.9.1 £747.2.9 Jun 13 1791
      Sureties: Gerrard B. Causin, Ignatius Matthews
      Payments to: Brown & Chapman, John Muschett (for recording)
      Mentions: ½ of the plows, axes, & hoes they being the property of Benjamin Jameson & the whole was appraised in the dec'd estate.
      Administratrix: Mary Shirburn {Mary Matthews, widow of NicholasSheirburne}
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 40. William Matthews' Inventory. Aug 5, 1777. Inventory of the goods and chattels of William Matthews, late of CC,
      deceased. Appraised on Jul 2, 1777. Includes: Negroes Jack (about 80 years old - levy free), Ned (about 26), Charles (about 37), Jack (about 23), Grace (about 33), Charity (about 25), Tom (about 14), Sweedy (about 12), Hannah (ditto), Davy (about 7), James (about 5), Lucy (about 4), Stephen (about 2), Bridget (about 3), Clem (about 1); 10 cattle, 9 horses, 2 ewes and 1 lamb, 34 pigs; 1 desk, 7 old silver teaspoons, a parcel of books. whole amount: [blank]. We approve the above inventory. Signed - GB Causin, Henry Diggs_
      Kindred: Jean Matthews, Mary Shirburn.
      Creditors; William Smith for John Glasford and Company George Hunter,
      On Aug 5, 1777 came Mary Matthews, acting executrix of William Matthews, late of CC, deceased, & made oath that the foregoing is a true inventory.
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      [Pages 146 and 147 are missing]
      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 148. [The beginning of this deed is missing], _do make over to her sd daughter, Mary Sherbin, the abovesd 115 acres of land, being the moiety of the afd 230 acres according to the division afd. And the sd Martha Matthews does hereby promise and oblige herself that the sd land hereby sold is warranted from sd Martha and anyone claiming under her, Signed - Martha (x her mark) Matthews. Wit - Walter Hanson, Geo Dent (CC JPs).

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