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

Jane Browne

Female Abt 1674 - Aft 1744  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Jane Browne  [1
    Born Abt 1674  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft Jul 1744  Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23101  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Gerard Browne,   b. Bef 1643,   d. 3 Jan 1677, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Allanson,   b. Abt 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1674, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Woodyard,   b. Abt 1674,   d. 23 Jun 1743, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1709  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Woodyard,   b. 1709, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Woodyard,   b. Aft 1711, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Woodyard,   b. Aft 1713, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     4. James Woodyard,   b. Aft 1715, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F6281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Newton,   b. Bef 1661, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1709, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1692  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Newton,   b. 13 May 1693, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Baptism Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years)  [natural]
     2. John Newton,   b. Abt 1696, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1765, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Newton,   b. Bef 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F10123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jane Browne, dau. of Gerard and Elizabeth (Allanson) was b. about 1668. She married first, Richard Newton who d. by 1/21/1708. She m. second, John Woodyard (also spelled Woodward). Her brother, John Brown must have died without heirs as Jane had possession of the part of "Christian Temple Manor" her father had bought from Thomas Allison. She, her husband John Woodyard, and her son John Newton sold this property to John Sanders on 2/26/1716 (Deed H#2: 73). John Woodyard, carpenter, bought 20 ac. "Southville" from John and Lydia Posey and on 2/26/1716 he and Jane sold the same to Henry Brett (Deed C#1: 353, D#2:40). (Charles County, Maryland, My Colonial Relations Plus Others, Mary Louise Donnelly, 10/2000).

      Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin Fall 1992 Vol 33 Number 4; Charles County Depositions by Robert W. Barnes
      FRANKLIN, John, age 55, 20 Jan. 1726 CHLR P#2 35:492. Age 58, 29 April 1729 CHLR Q#2 36:275. age 63, 6 April 1733 CHLR R#2 3732. Age 65, 7 April 1736; CHLR T#3 38:98. Age, March 1758, stated that 40 years ago he lived on William Collier's land, which was held as part of Simpson's Supply, and wishing to know the bounds of said part he applied to the Widow Cornish, who went with him to a branch called Cornish's Spring Branch and showed him a marked poplar, etc, which parted her land and Collier's, and the line ran from the said poplar to a white oak by Mary Wises old field, etc, and that Mary Wise was one of the daughters of the widow Cornish by her husband Garrard Brown, and Jane Woodward, another of the said daughters (as he understood) and he never heard of any other children of the said Gerrard Brown, and also he understood that the heirs of Gerrard Brown held 100 a. of land in Simpson's Supply and 100 a. in the Christian Temple Manor, and he understood [that] the widow Cornish lived on Simpson's Supply, and that about 43 years ago he asked John Woodward if he lived on the Manor and he answered no, he lived on Simpson's Supply, but very near the manor line and that about the same time the widow Wise told him she lived on the manor, and he had lived in a house by the house wherein Anne Burn lived; CHLR H#3 52:425. Age 88, 24 July 1758; CHLR H#3 52:58. Age 90, 11 Aug. 1760; CHLR K#3 54:4.
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      Woodard, John, Charles Co., 5th April 1743 ; 23rd June, 1743.
      To son Henry, plan. on which he now dwells.
      To wife's eldest son --, land.
      To child. Elizabeth, Mary, James, personalty.
      To wife ---- extx., residue of estate.
      Test: Robert Cabot, James Gray, William Nelson, John Newton, Daniel Vahn, William Story. 23. 141.
      Note : Hr.-at-law, being a minor, was not present at probate
      of above will.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1738/9 Court, Liber T#2, Page 542. Jun 21, 1738. William Robinson, Ex'r of Eleanor Sanders - D'r. To the decd's estate then accounted for - 39.15.10%.
      By disbursements allowed - 6.8.1. To be secured & disposed according to the decd's Will - 33.7.9M.
      39.15.10M.
      To her son, Math: Sanders, 1 shilling. Her wearing clothes equally to be divided between Elizabeth Ward, Anne Ward, & Jane Newton. Her trunk to Eliza: Ward. To her grandson, John Sanders, her gun called Bess. After payment of the above legacies, the residue to be equally divided between the accountt & Marg:t Ward.
      William Milstead & John Blanshot, both of CC, Sureties. Signed per order Wm: Rogers Regr.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 73
      15 Aug 1717; Recorded at request of John Saunders:
      26 Feb 1716; Indenture from John Woodyard, planter, and Jean his wife, d/o Gerrard Browne, dec'd, and John Newton, s/o Richard Newton, dec'd. to John Sanders; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel on the south side of St. Thomas Creek, part of Christian Temple Manor; bounded by 100 acres purchased by Garrard Brown from Thomas Allinson, Gent., dec'd, and then in possession of heirs of Gerrard Brown, now in possession of John Saunders of Mattawoman; /s/ John Woodyard (mark), Jno. Newton (mark); wit. Henry Ward (mark), James Simpson (mark); ack. in court; wife of sd. Woodyard secretly examined
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      Charles County Land Records, 22 Mar 1717;
      Recorded at request of John Sanders:
      7 Mar 1717; Indenture from John Woodward and Jane his wife and John Newton to John Sanders; for a tract called St. Margaretts containing 80 acres for a term of 58 years from Sanders; do assign a tract called Simpsons Supply on the east side of Piscataway River and south side of Mattawoman Creek; bounded by Christian Temple Manor; containing 100 acres now in possession of Woodyard and Newton; /s/ John Woodyard (mark), John Newton, (mark); wit. James Parrandar; 14 Mar 1717 ack. by John Woodyard and Jane his wife and John Newton
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 73
      15 Aug 1717; Recorded at request of John Saunders: 26 Feb 1716; Indenture from John Woodyard, planter, and Jean his wife, d/o Gerrard Browne, dec'd, and John Newton, s/o Richard Newton, dec'd. to John Sanders; for 3,000* tobacco; a parcel on the south side of St Thomas Creek, part of Christian Temple Manor; bounded by 100 acres purchased by Garrard Brown from Thomas Allinson, Gent., dec'd, and then in possession of heirs of Gerrard Brown, now in possession of John Saunders of Mattawoman; /s/ John Woodyard (mark), Jno. Newton (mark); wit. Henry Ward (mark), James Simpson (mark); ack. in court; wife of sd. Woodyard secretly examined
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 76
      15 Aug 1717; Recorded at request of Francis Robertson:
      13 Aug 1717; From Mathew Sanders, Sr., planter, for fatherly love, to dau. Francis Saunders, now Francis Robinson; moiety of tract called Sanders Pleasure on the south side of Mattawoman Creek; bounded by 450 acres surveyed for John Wheeler and head of Gilses Branch; /s/ Mathew Sanders; wit. John Woodyard (mark), John Hewtton (mark); Aug. Ct. 1717 John Saunders ack. by power of attorney; Martha Saunders gives power to attorney to John Sanders of Mattawoman to ack. moiety of tract called Sanders Pleasure to Francis Robinson; /s/ Martha Sanders; wit. John Woodyard (mark), John Hewtton (mark); Aug Ct. 1717 proved in court
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 40
      15 May 1712; Recorded at request of Henry Brett, carpenter:
      18 Feb 1712/3; Indenture from John Woodyard, carpenter, and Jane his wife, to Henry Brett; for 1,800# tobacco; a parcel called SOUTHRICK BEGINNING; bounded by HOPEWELL; containing 20 acres; /s/ John Woodyard (mark), Jane Woodyard (mark); wit. John Compton, George Brett

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

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