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

David Wickliffe

Male 1610 - 1642  (32 years)

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  • Name David Wickliffe 
    Birth 1610  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1642  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25471  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family Jane Rokely,   b. Bef 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 52 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1636  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Robert Wickliffe,   b. 1638, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 34 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. David Wickliffe,   b. 1642, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1693, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Depositions on record in Westmoreland Co. Va
      David Wickliff, about 25 in 1671(?);


      John Lord's New England Mare(9).

      The deposicon of David Wickliffe Aged about twentie five yeares or thereabouts, sworne & examined sayth: That is ye yeare 1668 about the month of July your Deponent with others Rode after a mare of Capt John Lord wch he called his New England Mare wch mare had one horse colt with her about two years old & to the best of your Deponent's knowledge she was not with foale neither in coursing of a long time Did wee see any other, the Marke of David Wickliffe August 7th 1671 Sworne before me John Washington. 29th 9br 1671 This Deposition was Recorded.

      The age of David Wickliffe given here, (twenty-five), appears to be an error of the clerk. David Wickliffe was the first child of Protestant parents born in Maryland, and, as the records of that province show that David Wickliffe (who must have been his father) died in 1642, the son was probably thirty-five (35) years of age instead of twenty-five (25) in 1671. His mother, it seems married secondly Henry Brooks. In Westmoreland County.

      Henry Brooks, in 1655, made a gift to David and Robert Wickliffe. In 1662 he made his will, naming his widow, Jane, and daughters, Jane Higdon and Lydia Abbington. Jane Higdon married secondly Original Brown, father of William Brown, born in 1685, living in 1755; Quarterly X., 176. Robert Wickliffe, above named married Margaret, daughter of Colonel William Peirce and Sarah Underwood, his wife, and by his will, proved in 1697, he left an only son, David. He names, also, his brother, David. This latter married Mary, who appears to have been the wife successively of five husbands; (1) William (?) Bridges; (2) Nathaniel Pope; (3) Lewis Nicholas; (4) David Wickliffe; (5) John Rosier (?). He had issue David, Robert and Deborah. Of these, David married Elizabeth Cullen, and had issue Issac, eldest son, who married and had issue David, born in 1725 and living in 1755.

      Wroe, William Clarke; The Wroe and Chancellor Families; Edgewater MD, 1992

      By MARY HOPE WEST, Chevy Chase, Md., AND
      JULIET FAUNTLEROY, Altavista, Virginia.

      (First Installment)
      THOMAS STURMAN, b. 1584, Hadman Parish, County Bucks, England, d. in Westmoreland County, Virginia., 1654. He, with his wife Ann, son John, daus. Elizabeth and Ann, came to Maryland in May 1640 in the "shipp Sarah Elizabeth," and settled on the Isle of Kent, in the Province of Maryland. (Md. Archives, Vol. V-p. 181). Another dau., Rosamund, remained in England. Richard, the other son, came later. Thomas' Sturman and his son John came with a company of workers sent by Cloberry & Co., together with supplies consigned to Capt. Robt. Evelyn, gent., Commander of the Isle of Kent. (Vol. I-p. 2.) Thomas worked for Evelyn as cooper, his son John, as bookkeeper. Both came as Freemen. From the Maryland Hist. Magazine, Vol. 8 Page 266 Land Office Records Sept. 28 1650-- "Thomas Sturman demandeth 650 Acres of land for transportation of himself, his wife, Anne and Elizabeth his daughters John Sturman his sonne and George Watts and Thomas Simonds his men servants about 10 years since and John Sturmans wife about 2 years since into this Province."
      Warrt to lay out for Thomas Sturman 650 Acres of land uppon Patuxent River or elsewhere within this Province recorded 10 ffebr.
      In 1641, Thomas' Sturman became a property owner. On Nov. 1st of that year (Vol. 4-Md. Archives Page 486) "James Calther of St. Mary's Hundred, St. Mary's County, makes over his house & plantation in same to Thomas Sturman of the Isle of Kent cooper & Thomas Uell (Youell) of the same Isle & Province planter."
      June 1--1642 (Md. Archives, Vol. 1 Page 129)
      Assembly proceedings July-Aug. 1642
      Assembly held at St. Maries on Wednesday June 1st, the Sheriff returned elected Burgesses of St. Mary's County, Thomas Sturman & John Langford.
      The first record of the election of Burgesses in Maryland is that of Mr. David Wickliff, Feb. 11 1638. Vol. 1 Page 28.
      "Command to the people of St. Michael's Hundred who lived between St. Ingoes Creek & Trinity Creek to take their women and Children to the home of Thomas Sturman." There appears to have been an Indian uprising about this time, and Thomas Sturman's home was probably better fortified than others of that neighborhood.
      Ibid-p. 139 Proceedings and Acts of Assembly of Md. July-Aug. 1642.
      Upon a new debate, it was put to the question whether the lost bill should be voted again or no, and that it should was voted by all Freeman but John Langborne
      Geo Pye
      Wm. Brough
      John Sturman
      David Whitcliffe
      Nath. Pope
      Ibid. Bill No 10 For Drunkeness
      Moved by Mr. Thompson that the bill might be applied toward the building of some Church & because it was not admitted, the bill was passed by all the Freeman except
      Mr. Thompson
      Robt. Vaughn
      Geo. Pye
      Nath. Pope
      David Whitcliffe
      Thomas Sturman
      1662-1664 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 186-88. Will of Henry Brookes, shipwright, dwelling in the Parish of Appomattic in the County of Westmoreland, dated 21 June 1662.
      My well beloved wife Joane Brookes be my executor.
      Joane my wife have this seat of land whereon I now live bounding upon David Anderson and soe running to a place called the Arrow head dureing her life and after her decease to be my daughter Dorothy Brookes.
      My grandchild Lidia Abbington have 50 acres joining to the land on which Lawrence Abbington father to Lidia now dwelleth
      on. Henry Saxton my Godson have 50 acres on which Nicholas Saxton father of Henry now liveth.
      The heir of David Whitliff have 50 acres joining to the land whereon the aforesaid Whitliff is now seated, Whitliff to enjoy the fifty acres until it please Gode he hath one [sic].
      My daughter Jane Higden 59 acres besides the hundred already acknowledged in Court, joyning to the same.
      The Arrow head be Richard Cole's dureing his life but after his decease to return to my daughter Dorothy.
      All my goods, cattle, moveable and immoveables be Jone my wife's dureing her life excepting half the stock of hogs which belongs to Richard Cole, after her decease to return in kind to my daughter Dorothy.
      If my daughter Dorothy doe before she comes to be married, what doth or shall belong unto her be equally divided between my daughters Liddia Abbington and Jane Higden.
      Laurence Abington and Richard Cole overseers.
      Henry Brooke.
      Wit: Richard Cole, John Brooke.
      3 Feb. 1662 [1663]. Proved.

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