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

Mary Dade

Female Abt 1662 - Abt 1694  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Mary Dade  [1
    Born Abt 1662  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1694  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17025  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Major Francis Dade,   b. 1621, Tannington, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Beheathland Bernard,   b. Bef 1631, Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1721, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1647  Warwick, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rice Hooe,   b. Abt 1661, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1726, Barnesfield, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Will lost Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1691  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rice Hooe,   b. Abt 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1748, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F7624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Massey,   b. Bef 1658, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Dec 1689, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married 1678  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Massey,   b. 1678, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Dade Massey,   b. 1679, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1735, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Massey,   b. 1684, St. Pauls Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Massey,   b. Abt 1685, St. Pauls Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1725, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F11529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      1689-1690 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 5 Court held Xber 12th Anno 1689
      524. MARY MASSEY the Widow and Executrix of Capt. ROBERT MASSEY deced complaining sheweth that Major ANDREW GILSON stands indebted to the Plt in the sum of Fifteen thousand and ninety three pounds of Tobacco in cask due to her the said Plt by Bill and account .. And the said Major Andrew Gilson the Deft came here in Court and legally discounted the sum of Five thousand three hundred and thirty one pounds of Tobacco out of the foresaid sum in the declaration prayed for Therefore tis ordered that the said Major Andrew Gilson shall make present payment of the sum of Nine thousand seven hundred and sixty two pounds of Tobacco in cask unto the said Mary Massey
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      1689-1690 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 57 Court held 11th June 1690
      721. MARY MASSEY complaining sheweth that THOMAS ENGLISH late of this county stood indebted to the Plt the sum of four hundred and thirty two pounds of Tobacco in cask due per bill .. And forasmuch as Mary Massey did Exhibit in this Court the afsd bill .. Therefore tis ordered that Mary Massey shall have Judgment against the Estate of Thomas English soe attached in the hands of THOMAS HOWARD for the afsd sum
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      1689-1690 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 116 (contd) Court held 14th November 1690
      933. WILLIAM BUCKNER Attorney of THOMAS STARKE and NICHOLAS HAYWARD Merchants in London complains against EDWARD THOMASON of this County Gent in plea of debt .. the sum of four hundred and eighty pounds of Tobacco as by the audit between Mrs. MARY MASSEY and the plt will appear .. and forasmuch as William Buckner did ever and justifie that Edward Thomason did in the time of his Shreivalty take and carry away and convert to his own proper use one hhd of Tobacco and cask Quantity four hundred and eighty pounds of Tobacco which did properly belong to Thomas Starke and Nicholas Hayward and which was paid by RALPH ELKIN late of this County deced unto WILLIAM BUCKNER but seized by Edward Thomason then high sherif being in the house of Ralph Elkin and for (his) proper and Just debt Therefore tis ordered Edward Thomason shall make present payment of the said sum ..
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 10a [25 Feb. 1690/91]
      Mrs. Mary Dade] Massey of Stafford County, widdow, by her petition to this Court showing that Mr. Gerrard Lowther did make a nuncupative will some short tyme before his death and made her executrix of his said will, and for that shoe was not in health and one of her children sick, so that shee could not be at this Court to prove the said will, prayed that no person might be' admitted to administer, the estate of the said Mr. Lowther until' the next Court, which liberty is granted.
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 20a [25 March 1691]
      Mrs. Mary [Dade] Massey of Stafford County entered a caveat at the last Court that noe person might be admitted to administer the estate of Gerrard Lowther for that she allidges hee had made her executrix of his last will and prayed time till this Court to make probate of the same, and at this Court Joshua Davies attorney of the said Massey produced a probate of the said will from Stafford Court and prayed an order to have the estate of Lowther in this county delivered into her possession, which for that there was severall debts due from the said Lowther's estate to severall of the inhabitants of this county the Court refused to grant her such an order and are of oppinion she ought to have proved the will in this Court where he lived, dyed and his estate lay.
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 40 [1 Oct. 1691]
      Ordered that unless Mrs. Mary [Dade] Massey doe appear at the next Court and make probat of the will of Mr. Gerrard Lowther, the Court will grant administration to whom they think fitt. In the mean time all persons who have any of Lowtherls estate in possession to keep the same, that the county debts may have precedence of payment.

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      1689-1693 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part 2 [Antient Press];
      PP. 244a - 245 Stafford SS. Mr. RICE HOE and Mrs. MARY MASSEY Widdow of Mr. ROBERT MASSEY late of this County deced beinge upon a Contract of Marriage (wch by Gods Grace is to bee solemnized this day beinge ye 28th day of October 1691) both haveinge Child or Children wch possible may bee ye occasions of future disputes for ye prevention of well the said RICE HOE hath agreed upon Certain Articles hereunder writt for ye well and true performance of well ye said RICE HOE hath bound himself in a Deride of two hundred thousand poundes of Tobacco (wch Bonde beares equall date wth these presents) to Mr. WM. BUCKNER for ye use and benefits off Mrs. MARY MASSEY or her assignes which is as hath been aliready said to bee married to ye said RICE HOE. Which articles are these that followeth
      1 First said RICE HOE doth agree that said MARY (which to bee his Wife) shall have to her owne proper use twelve negroe and their increase (named) which said Twelve negroes said MARY dureing her Coveture wth said RICE HOE or after his death if she out lives him is to have sole disposall of hew she thinks fitt and all her death to dispose off by Will as freeley as if she was not under Covert.
      2 . The said RICE HOE doth agree that said MARY shall have to her use four of those feather beds that now belongs to her Estate wth their furniture Sixteene pewter dishes & nine Cows in all wch things she shall have absolute property in all respects
      3- Said RICE HOE doth agree to deliver to MARY in ye yeare 1699 Ten sheep & one fifth part of ye Stock of hoggs that are then on ye Plantations that belonged to Capa, ROBERT MASSEY her former Husbande and in ye yeare 1701 Ten sheepe more & one fifth part of ye hoggs on said Plantation & in ye yeare 1703 one fifth part-of said Stock and in ye yeare 1703 one fifth part more of hoggs wch said several parcells of Stock shall be delivered to her
      4thly Said RICE HOE doth agree that all those things wch there is noe sett time fur their delivery either in part ar in whole all any time when required by said MARY 5thty Butt if it shall sue happen that any Forreigne Debts comes against ye Estate new in ye possession of MARY MASSEY more then ye produce ofye Estate will bear touchinge ye prin ciple that said Estate is to pay foure fifths part thereof and said RICE HOE is to pay one fifth part If any Casualty comes of ye Stock or goods as by death or fire said RICE HOE is not to make them good
      6. Said RICE HOE doth agree that said MARY shall have three mares and one Colt wth their increase to have as full property as in ye Negroes before mentioned In presence of JOHN WAUGH, RICE HOE
      JOHN WASHINGTON
      Recorded this 10th day of May 1692
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 21
      An Acct of Mr. RICE HOE deld to DADE MASSEY that was left him by his
      Mother .. Lists six negroes, household furniture, cattle, hoggs, sheep
      .. all I owe him delivered by me Rice Hoe April 10th 1700.
      An Acct of what Mr. Rice Hoe delivered to Dade Massey as being guardian to his Brother BENJAMIN MASSEY .. lists six negroes, furniture. animals etc. .- all that I owe him delivered by me Rice Hoe April 10th 1700.
      Know all men I Dade Massey for myself and guardian to my Brother Benjamin Massey de acquit my Father in law Rice Hoe from any Claims in receipt of above furniture, cattle and negroes
      Presence Arthur Jackson Junr., Dade Massey
      John Tramil
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 74
      JOHN JAMES, 500 acs. Staff. Co., N. E. side ofPoehick Cr., in the freshes of Potomack Riv., 20 July 1670, Page 288. Adj. Will. Greene, Mr. Rich. Norman- sell. &c. Trans. of 10 pers: Frances Dade., Christ. Dade. Fran. Dade,. Junr., Mary Dade, Margaret Frankling, Eliz Stittin, Mathew Bennett, Danill Gaines, Rob. Jackson, Edw. Crissell (or Grissell).

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume Two, Families G-P.

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