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

Rose Townsend Dade

Female 1751 - Aft 1792  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Rose Townsend Dade 
    Born Aug 1751  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 27 Apr 1792  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18380  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Robert Dade,   b. 1723, Saint Paul's Parrish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1756, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Harrison,   b. 1 Jan 1727, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1785, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jan 1744  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Dent,   b. Bef 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1801, Fauquier County, Virginia & Charles County, Maryland - Inventories Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1783  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Townshend Dent,   b. 9 Mar 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1830, Huntsville, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Grace Harrison Dent,   b. 7 Oct 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F12084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Knox,   b. Bef 1747, Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1782, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Knox,   b. Abt 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia - Distribution Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Dade Knox,   b. Abt 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Dade Knox,   b. Abt 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     4. Janet Knox,   b. Bef 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
     5. Anne Townsend Knox,   b. Bef 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F12341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Elisabeth Dale 103.277 CH £260.6.0 Oct 5 1769 May 1 1770
      Appraisers: Gerard Fowke, William McConchie.
      Creditors: Knox & Baillie, James Clark.
      Next of kin: Rose Townsend Knox, Robert Hooe.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Mastin (surviving administrator).
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      Elisabeth Dade 6.28 D CH £278.6.2 Apr 19 1771
      Sureties: Robert Hooe, Frederick Stone.
      Distribution to (equally): mother (unnamed), 5 siblings: Rose Townsend, Robert
      Goodrick Mastin, Virlinda Mastin, Mary Mastin, Robert Mastin.
      Administratrix (surviving): Elisabeth Mastin

      Note: It is believed, however that Rose-Townshend, the wife successively of Robert Knox and George Dent was an isue of her mother's prior marriage, probably with a Dade or perhaps a Hooe. - The Maryland Dents, pg. 61
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      1. Rose-Townshend MASTIN died OCT 1794. She was the daughter of 2. Robert MASTIN and 3. Elizabeth HARRISON. She married George DENT, son of William DENT and Anne Bayne WARREN. He was born AFT. 1750, and died 1801. She married Robert KNOX. He was born UNKNOWN in Charles County, Maryland, and died 1782.

      Children of Rose-Townshend MASTIN and George DENT are:
      i. William DENT was born 1786 in Friendship, Durham Hundred, and died 1836. He married Janet KNOX BEF. 1802, daughter of John KNOX.
      ii. Anne DENT was born UNKNOWN. She married ? THOMAS. She married Samuel HANSON AFT. MAY 1803.
      iii. Elizabeth DENT was born UNKNOWN. She married Robert KNOX. She married Elijah BROWN AFT. MAY 1803.
      iv. Janet DENT was born UNKNOWN. She married John SHUMATE BEF. 1803.
      v. Rebecca Townshend DENT was born 9 MAR 1789, and died 28 NOV 1830 in Huntsville, AL. She married Jesse G. SCOTT 5 OCT 1816 in Fauquier Co..
      vi. Grace Harrison DENT was born 7 OCT 1791. She married Burgess FIELD 4 JAN 1815 in Fauquier Co..

      Children of Rose-Townshend MASTIN and Robert KNOX are:
      i. Anne Townshend KNOX was born UNKNOWN.
      ii. Robert Dade KNOX was born UNKNOWN.
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      Name: Norma Lundgren
      Email: nlndgrn@sbcglobal dot net
      Note:
      She was actually Rose Townsend Dade, same mother. This is the abstract of her father's probate accounting:

      Capt. Robert Dade 41.274 A CH £657.12.1 £10.2.1 Jun 15 1757
      Sureties: Col. Richard Harrison, John Stone.
      Received from: Capt. Fouke (in Virginia currency), Capt. Fouke, Thomas Redding, Col. Richard Harrison (in Virginia currency), Mat Breeding, Capt. Joseph Hanson Harrison, George Dent.
      Payments to: John Chin, Alexander Sutherland, Patrick Bruten, Thomas Massey, Jos. Harrison, Benjamin Tasker, Esq., Daniel Jenifer.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 2 children: Elisabeth Dade (age 8), Rose Townsend Dade (age 5).
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Dade.
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      Contributed by Amanda E. Douglass

      [Robert Knox Will] Proved: In Charles County, Md., 30 October 1782, before John Muschett, Reg'r of Wills....Rose Townsend Knox granted cert.
      Wit.: Walter Hanson, Gentleman, Chief Justice of the Orphans Court of the County aforesaid..29 August 1783.
      Fauquier County.. 25 July 1785 - copy of the Will and Codicil presented by Rose Townsend Knox who made oath and granted Cert. to obtain probate.

      Pages 70-71 Robert Knox (Inventory)
      Date: 17 August 1785
      App'd by: Lott Hackley, Alex. McConkey, James Allen
      Total Eval: L882.10.4
      Ret: 23 August 1785.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 72. Capt. Robert Knox's Will &
      I, Robert Knox of Maryland, do make this my Will.
      To my son John Knox - all that tract of land called Summer Dusk, in the state of Virginia, containing about 5000 acres. Also, all the Negroes, horses, cattle, & everything that may be on sd Summer Dusk plantation at my death, excepting what I may will to some of my other children. I also give John all the estate I have in Scotland.
      To my son Robert Dade Knox - all my lands in Maryland & all my Negroes & stock that I may have on sd lands at the time of my death, excepting what I may will to some of my other children,
      To my daughter Eliz Knox - all that tract of land called Beulah, in the state of Virginia, containing about 500 acres. Also the following Negroes & their increase: Luie, commonly called Short Luie, & her 3 children, Jean, Nann, & Rose. Also 2 horses, 4 cows & calves to be taken from Summer Dusk plantation. The horses, cows, & calves she is to have the choice of.
      To my daughter Jannet Knox - the tract of land (to be taken out of Summer Dusk tract} that lies on the upper side of a road commonly called Fields road. Also, the following Negroes and their increase; Moll and her 3 children. Jean, Jesse, & Armstead. Also 2 horses and 4 cows and calves, to be taken from Summer Dusk plantation- The horses, cows, & calves she is to have the choice of.
      To my wife Rose Townsend - whatever is customarily given to widows in the part of the world where my estate lies.
      I want all my just debts to be paid out of the profits of my whole estate before there is any division made of sd estate among my children. I also desire that the copartnership of Knox & Baillie may be settled & if any money is coming to my share, that it may go to the payment of my just debts. Also, I desire that my executors will get my share of my brother John's effects from my brother william, as I have never received anything, & there should be a considerable balance in my favor; whatever it is, I want it applied to pay my debts & if any balance is left, let it be equally divided among my wife and children,
      Executors: my wife, Colo Robert Hooe of Alexr, Andrew Baillie, Alexander Baell Masten, the survivor or survivors of them, to be my executors, I hope that they will see all manner of justice done my wife and children & that they would have my children well educated,
      signed Sep 21, 1781 - Robert Knox.
      Wit - G.R. Brown,
      Virlinda Masten, Andw Baillie, Will. Miller (Millar),

      I, Robert Knox of CC, though weak in body, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, I make this Codicil to my Will.
      Whereas my wife, Rose Townshend Knox is now with child, for which there is no provision made in my Will, I give to sd child 800 £sterling, which sum will be raised in equal proportions out of the estates devised to my other children, as soon as my affairs are fully settled, and that sd 800 £is immediately thereafter to be let out on bond with good security, & be paid to sd child when it shall come to age or marry. I appoint Mr. William Allason of Fauquier County, Virginia, to be one of my executors to this Codicil and also to my Will.
      Signed Feb 15, 1782 - Robert Knox. Wit - G.R, Brown, Andw Baillie, Virlinda Masten.
      Probated on Oct 30, 1782 by the oath of Rose Townsend Knox, widow of Robert Knox, late of CC, decd. Also proved by the oaths of witnesses Gustavus Richard Brown, Virlinda Masten, and Andrew Baillie.

      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 75. On Dec 3, 1782 came Rose Townshend Knox, the widow of Capt Robert Knox, late of CC, decd, and quitted her claim to the several bequests and devises made to her in the Will of her sd husband, and elected in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the decd's estate, both real and personal. Before - John Muschett, Reg. of wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 59.
      Elizabeth Mastin's Will.
      I, Eliza Mastin of CC, am in perfect health and of sound memory, but knowing the uncertainty of life on earth, in order to settle my worldly estate, do make my Will as follows -
      To my daughter Rose Townshend Knox - during her natural life, all that tract of land called Woodberrys hope, and after her death, to her daughter Ann Townshend Knox; if she dies without heirs of her body, the 1st tract of land shall go to Robt Dade Knox. I also give my daughter Rose a Negro man, James Carpenter. Also a Negro Man, Abraham.
      To my granddaughter Ann Townshend Knox - a Negro woman, Dege, and a Negro boy, John, & a Negro woman, Jane; if Ann Townshend Knox dies without heirs of her body, ad Negroes shall go to Robt Dade Knox.
      To Robt Dade Knox - a Negro boy, Moses, and a Negro woman named Hannah; if he dies without heirs of his body, the Negroes shall go to Ann T. Knox.
      To my daughter Mary Mastin - a tract of land called Delahaes chance, with the dwelling house. Also a tract of land called Minges Chance. Also all the Negroes I am possessed of except already devised to my other daughter. Also 1 doz silver spoons & 1 silver soup spoon.
      To Rose T. Knox & Mary Mastin - the chattels and house furniture, to be equally divided between them. executrix: my daughter Mary Mastin.
      Signed Jan 31, 1785 - Elizabeth Mastin.
      Wit - Will Harrison, Dorothy H Harrison, Anne (X her mark) Packer (Packer).
      I do give Robt Dade Knox a horse named Dimond and a large cheese bowl, I also give to my granddaughters, each of them, a mourning ring, & my daughter Rose, a mourning ring.
      Probated on May 28, 1785 by the executrix. Then came Col. William Harrison and Dorothy Harrison, two of the witnesses, and made oath that they saw the testatrix sign & seal the will.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 464. May 24, 1780 from Robert Knox, Gentleman, and Rose Townshend Knox, his wife, of CC, to General William Smallwood of CC, for 2500 lbs of crop tobacco, a tract of land in Durham Parish in CC, called Pattisons Chance, originally taken up by John Pattison by virtue of a common warrant, which was executed and a certificate of the survey returned to the Land Office bearing date Jun 14, 1742, as by reference to the patent will more at large appear, which sd tract called Pattisons Chance was afterwards conveyed by sd Pattison, on Dec 20, 1753, to Robert Dade, father of the afd Rose Townshend, to whom it descended after the death of her sd father, Robert Dade, bounded by Chickamuxon Woods on the south side of a small branch, and on the north side of Bowens Road, being the beginning tree of a tract of land called Pearts Progress, containing and laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - Robert Knox, Rose Townshend Knox, Wit - warren Dent, will Harrison (CC JP's), Recorded Jun 10, 1780,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 104. Instrument of Writing, recorded at the request of Mrs. Rose Dade.
      Names of men and women: James, Newton, Natt, Will, Sally, Hannah, Alice (Mulatto), Bett, Peg, Dinah, Molly, Frank, Rose, Sue, Jane, Nancy, Patt, Alice (Negro), Sall, Mima, Heth.
      Names of boys under 16 years old: Harry (son of Rose), Timothy, Andy, Bill (son of Fanny) , Harry (son of Peg), Newton, Natt, Bill (son of Dinah), Andrew, George, Solomon, Jim (son of James), Toney, Mason, Jim (son of Jane), Bill (son of Alice), Jim (son of Heth), Lewis, Jim (son of Nancy), Zaphy, Cuffy.
      Names of girls under 16 years old: Venus, Dinah, Moll, Nutty, Agga (daughter of Sue), Rose (daughter of Bett), Sabina, Rose (daughter of Frank), Grace, Hannah, Priss, Milly (of Dinah), Annaca, Kate, Clary, Dilly, Delpha,
      Caelia, Milly (of Mulat: Alice), Lucy (of Dinah), Betty, Anna, Nelly, Jane, Lucy, Suckey (of James), Sall, Milley (of Rose), Suckey (of Alice), Agga (daughter of Alice).
      CC, Dec 15, 1784. Agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed in Apr Session 1783, came before me, Collector of the Tax for CC, Mrs, Rose Dade, late a citizen of Virginia, but now a resident of Maryland, and made oath that the above named 73 Negro and Mulatto slaves which were "landend" in CC since her arrival here on Wednesday last, are her property, and further, that they have all (except the children under 3 years old) resided in Virginia as her property for 3 years past, and as to the children under 3 years old, she makes oath that they have been her property ever since they were born. Sworn before - Chas Mankin, Col.r. Recorded Dec 15, 1784
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 115. Instrument of Writing, recorded at the request of Mrs. Rose Dade
      An entry of 36 Negro and Mulatto slaves, the property of Mrs. Rose Dade, viz,
      Men and lads 16 years old and upwards: Mason, Harry, Robin, Langhorn, Moses, George, Dick, Hannibal, Charles, Daniel, Ben, Willoughby expected every day.
      Women above 16 years old: Yellow Nan, Yellow Betty, Sall, Linney, Yellow Suckey, Rachael, Esther, Priscilla, Lett, Lucy, Virgin, Keziah, Lucy, Suckey, Old Betty expected in a few days.
      Girls under 16: Betty, Jenny, Moll, Alice.
      Young children: Mima, Daphne, Timothy, Phebe, Patt's child not named.
      CC, Jan 26, 1785. Agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed in Apr Session 1783, came before me, Collector of the Tax for CC, Mrs. Rose Dade, and made oath that the several Negro and Mulatto slaves mentioned in the above list are her property and that they have all, except the children under 3 years old, resided in Virginia as her property, for 3 years past, and as to the children under 3 years old, they have been her property ever since their birth. Sworn before - Charles Mankin, Colr. Recorded Jan 26, 1785,
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 263. sill of sale. We George Dent and Rose Townsend Dent of CC, executors of the estate of Capt Robert Knox decd, hereby acknowledge to have received of John Robertson, 80 £, by credit to the account of sd Capt Knox, with George Gray of Richmond, VA, which 80 £is in full for the following 3 Negroes: Lucy, aged about 24 years, Tom, aged about 4 years, and George, aged about 2 years - being part
      of the Negroes belonging to the estate of Capt Knox, sold by us this day to sd John Robertson. Signed May 4, 1791 - Geo Dent, Rose T. Dent. Wit - Rob Fergusson, Joseph Green. Recorded May 8, 1791.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 359-51: PERT'S PROGRESS: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Escheat: Surveyed 8 Sept 1675 for James Pert bound White Oak in Chingamuxon woods on the South side of a small branch near the land of Thomas Shuttleworth, Escheat: Other Tracts Mentioned: PEARLE'S PROGRESS; Conveyance notes - This land is said to be escheat, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 437-423: PADDISONS CHANCE: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Paddison, John: Surveyed 14 June 1742 for John Paddison Jr. beginning at a bounded White Oak standing on the North side of Bowmans Road, patented 17 Aug 1742.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}

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