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

Dryden Cheseldine

Female 1687 - 1760  (73 years)


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  • Name Dryden Cheseldine 
    Born 1687  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aug 1760  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2727  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Kenelm Cheseldine,   b. 1640, Brauston Manor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Gerard,   b. Abt 1652, Newhall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1677  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Peregrine Jowles,   b. Between 1679 and 1692, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Between 1709 and 1715  St. Andrew's Epis., St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Jowles,   b. Abt 1709, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Kenelm Greenfield Jowles,   b. Abt 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1744, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [natural]
     3. Rebecca Jowles,   b. Bef 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1759, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)  [natural]
     4. Sybill Jowles,   b. Bef 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Forbes,   b. 1700,   d. 26 Jan 1738, The Plains, Golden Beach, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Forbes,   b. Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1781, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      FORBES, DRYDEN, St. Mary's Co. 25 Jan, 1759; Aug, 1760
      To son James Forbes, some slaves.
      To grand-son Charles Samuel Forbes, some slaves.
      To dau. Rebecca Jowles, slaves.
      To Clarrissa Sothoron, 30 lbs. currency.
      Ex: Son James.
      Wit: John and Sarah Blany, K. T. Greenfield ("Kenelem Truman Greenfield" in body of probate). 31. 3
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      Cheseldyne, Kenelm, gent., St. Mary's County, 6th Dec., 1708; 18th Dec., 1708.
      To son Kenelm, ex., and hrs., dwelling plantation "Mattapany," "White Neck" adjoining and St. Katherines Island in Potomac River. He dying without issue, sd. lands to pass to 3 daus., Mary Hay (Hey),, Susannah Greenfield and Dryden Cheseldyne.
      To dau. Mary, wife of James Hay, plantations Broad Neck in St Mary's Co. and "Westwood Lodge" in Charles Co. during life; to pass: to her dau Mary at her decease.
      To dau. Dryden, personalty and 483 A., " Dryden" in St. Mary's Co. She dying without issue, to pass to daus. Mary Hay and Susannah Greenfield afsd, and hrs.
      To Son Kenelm afsd ex. and] residuary legatee.
      Test. Jno. Coode, Col. Thos. Greenfield, G. Muschamp.
      6th Dec.,, 1708. By codicil testator devises to grauddau. Mary Hay, afsd. personalty on plantation "Dobson's and Broad Neck"' according to agreement between James Hay and "If, also to James Robison, personalty. 12. 307.
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      Mr. Kenelm Greenfield Jowles 29.231 SM £497.5.7 Jun 4 1744
      Appraisers: MM William Hebb, Robert Chesley.
      Creditors: John Wardrop, George Clarke.
      Next of kin: Henry G. Sothoron, Rebecca Jowles.
      Administrator/Executor: Draden Forbes.
      ===
      Kenelm Greenfield Jowles 22.173 A SM £479.5.7 £556.2.1 Apr 2 1746
      Sureties: Philip Clark, Kenelm Trueman Greenfield,
      Received from: Andrew Eaton, Abraham Rice, Kenelm Trueman Greenfield, John Tyson, Thomas Hafer.
      Payments to: Andrew Eaton, James Combs, John Chessley, Tynothy Pedden, Mary Coobs, John Chissam, Thomas Ingall, Ann Forest, Alexander Ross, William Hebb, James McLayland, John Hamilton, Barbary Edwards, Thomas BaSier, Mr. George Gordon, John Wardrope, George Gorgen, Rev. Mr. Urghart, William Morton, Capt.
      John Freard, Edward Diggs, Urghart, Capt. John Froard, John King,
      William Cartwright, Capt. Robert Chesely, Charles Dillion, Alexander Furgoe, Mark Shadwick, James Armstrong, Col. George Clark, William Webbe, Mary Ratliffe.
      Distribution to (legal representatives): accountant, James Forbes, Henry Greenfield Sothern, Rebecca Jowels.
      Administratrix: Mrs. Driden Forbes
      ===
      Chiseldyne, Kenelm, St. Mary's County, 4th Jan.,, 1717-8;
      29th Jan., 1717;
      29th May, 1719;
      5th June, 1719.
      To wife Mary, extx., her thirds.
      To younger son Cyrenius, 20,000 lbs. tobacco for purchase of land.
      To godson Kenelm Bolt., personalty, to be applied in his education.
      To James Robertson and Joseph Owen, personalty.
      To 3 child., residue of estate, equally.
      Overseers: Bros.-in-law T. Truman Greenfield and Hen. Peregrine Jowles, and guardians to child.
      Test: Wm. Groome, Thos. Boult (Bolt), Wm. Hooke.
      Note-Godicil., 23rd Jan.: To niece Mary Hay, 1,000 lbs. tobacco yearly until her marriage.
      Test: Wm. Coode, Thos. Boult. 15, 181,
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      JOWLES, REBECCA, St. Mary's Co. 21 Dec, 1759
      To my mother, Dryden Forbes, estate, and at her decease, to
      Henry Greenfield Sothoron, one slave and etc.
      To Zachariah Sothoron, some slaves.
      To niece Clarrissa, one slave.
      To Mary Sothoron, one slave.
      To nephew John Forbes, one slave.
      To Charlis (?) Somerset Forbes, one slave.
      To bro. James Forbes, rest of my estate, personall.
      To Mary McWilliams and Susannah Tuman Greenfield, my clothing
      to be equally divided.
      Ex: Bro. James Forbes.
      Wits K. T. Greenfield, John Blaney.
      Probated by Kenelm Truman Greenfield, John Blany, two of the
      subscribing evidences. 31. 201
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 459
      Recorded at request of William Digges, 28 May 1737:
      29 Mar 1736; Indenture between John Forbes, Gent. of St. Mary's County, and Dryden his wife of one part and William Digges, Gent.; land called Colonel's Brigade granted 10 Aug 1683 to Col. Henry Jowles late of Calvert Co.; containing 300 acres; bounded by land of Alexander Magruder and Capt. Richard Gardiner; by deed 30 Oct 1693 mortgaged for £200 to John Abbington of Calvert County, Gent.; from John Abbington to George Lingan late of Calvert County, Gent.; from John Lingan, s/o George, to James Carroll late of Anne Arundel Co.; from Carroll to Dryden Jowles of St. Mary's Co.; this indenture from John and Dryden Forbes to William Digges for £75; containing 250 acres; /s/ John Forges, Dryden Forbes; wit. Jno. Fraser, Jr., Wm. Wilkinson; ack. 29 Apr 1737 by John Forbes and Dryden his wife
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1759-1762
      Volume 723, Page 31

      This Indenture made this fifteenth day of February in the Year of our
      Lord Seventeen hundred and fifty nine Between Dryden Forbes of Saint
      Marys County Widow of the One Part and David Downie of Saint Marys County
      Planter of the other Part Witnesseth That the said Dryden Forbes for and in
      consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings Current Money to her in hand paid at or
      before the sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath bargained and Sold and by these Presents Doth grant
      bargain and Sell unto him the Said David Downie his Executors Administrators
      and Assigns All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying and being in Saint
      Marys County aforesaid near Saint Marys River called Dryden containing
      four hundred and eighty three Acres and an half Acre of Land Together with
      all Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards Ways Waters Water Courses Commodities
      Priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever
      to the Same Tract or Parcel of Land belonging or appertaining and the Revers^i^on
      and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents issues and Profits thereof
      and of every Part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tract
      or Parcel of Land and all and Singular the Premisses with its Rights
      Members and Appurtenances unto the Said David Downie his Executors
      Administrators and Assigns from the Day next before the Day of the date
      of these Presents for and during and untill the full End and Term of one
      whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleat and
      ended To the Intent and Purpose that (by force and Virtue of these
      Presents and of the Statute for Transferring Uses into Possession) the
      Said David Downie may be in the Actual Possession of the Premisses and
      be thereby enabled to take and accept a Grant and Release of the Reversion
      and Inheritance thereof to him and his Heirs for Ever In Witness
      whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set
      their Hands and Affixed their Seals the Day and Year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered
      In the Presence of Us Dryden forbes (seal)
      Jn.o Chesley
      David Downie (seal)
      Mev.l Lock
      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus written to wit

      Received on the day and year first within mentioned
      of and from the within mentioned David Downie the within mentioned
      4 sides sum of five Shillings Current Money being the consideration £ 5 0 Curr
      within mentioned to be paid by him to me
      Witness Jn.o Chesley Mev.l Lock Dryden forbes
      Recorded 10.th Oct.o 1759
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1759-1762
      Volume 723, Page 33

      This Indenture Tripartite made this Sixteenth day of February in the year
      of our Lord Seventeen hundred and fifty nine Between Dryden Forbes of Saint
      Marys County Widow of the first Part James Forbes of Saint Marys County Gentleman
      of the Second Part and David Downie of Saint Marys County Planter of the third
      Part Witnesseth that the said Dryden Forbes for and in consideration of the sum
      of Three hundred and Ninety Eight pounds Nine Shillings and Six pence sterling
      to her in hand paid by the said David Downie at or before the Sealing and Delivery
      of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and for the docking
      Barring and Extinguishing all Estates Tail and all Reversions and Remainders
      thereupon expectant or depending of and in the Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
      herein after Mentioned (by and with the Advice and Consent of the said
      James Forbes testified by his being a Party to and his Sealing and Executing
      these Presents) Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these
      Presents Doth grant bargain Sell release and Confirm unto him the said David
      Downie (in his Actual Possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and Sale to him
      thereof made by her the said Dryden Forbes bearing Date the Day next before the Day
      of the Date of these Presents for one whole year commencing from the Day next before
      the Day of the Date thereof and by force of the Statute for Transferring uses into
      Possession) his Heirs and Assigns All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying and being
      in Saint Marys County aforesaid near Saint Marys River called Dryden
      containing four hundred and Eighty three Acres and an half Acre of Land
      Together with all Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards Ways Waters Water
      Courses Commodities Priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages
      and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same Tract or Parcel of Land belonging
      or appurtaining and the Reversion and Reversion Remainder and Remainders
      Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof and also
      all the Estate Right Title Interest use trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever
      of her the Said Dryden Forbes of in to or out of the aforesaid Tract or
      Parcel of Land or any part thereof To have and to hold the said Tract
      or Parcel of Land and all and Singular the Premisses with its Right Members and
      Appurtenances to him the said David Downie his Heirs and Assigns To the Intent and Purpose that the said David Downie may be and become perfect Tenant
      of the Freehold and Inheritance of the said Premisses that a Common Recovery
      may be had and Suffered against him in such Manner as is herein after
      mentioned And for that Purpose it is hereby covenanted granted and agreed
      by and between all the said Parties to these presents that before the End of the
      next ^April^ Provincial Court one or more Writ or Writs of Entry Sur Disseisin en le Post
      shall and may be brought and Prosecuted by and in the name of him the said
      James Forbes as Plaintiff or Demandant against him the said David Downie
      as Tenant or Defendant of and for the aforesaid Tract or Parcel of Land and
      Premisses with the Appurtenances by Such Name or Names Quantity Quality
      Number or Content of Acres or other Certainties and Discriptions as shall be apt and
      Convenient in that behalf To which Writ or Writs the Said David Downie shall
      Appear gratis in his proper Person or by his Attorney or Attorneys lawfully
      authorized and shall Vouch to Warrant the Premisses the Said Dryden Forbes who
      Shall likewise appear gratis in her Proper person or by attorney or attorneys
      lawfully authorized and shall and will Enter into the said Warranty and
      after Imparlance make Default and such further and other Proceedings
      Shall be therein so that one or more good and Perfect Common Recovery
      or Recoverys with Double Voucher shall and may be had Suffered and perfected
      and executed in all things according to the usual form of Common Recoverys
      with Double Voucher for Assurance of Lands in Such Cases used and accustomed
      And it is hereby further Covenanted granted Concluded Declared and fully
      agreed by and between all the Said Parties to these Presents that from and
      after the Suffering and perfecting the said Recovery or Recoveryes as well
      these Presents and the Assurance ^hereby^ made as also the Common Recovery
      or Recoverys so as aforesaid or in any other Manner to be had Suffered
      and perfected shall be and Enure and shall be adjudged construed deemed
      and taken and are and were Meant and intended and are hereby
      declared to be and Enure to the Recoveror or Recoverors in the said Recovery
      or Recoverys named or to be named and he and they and his and their Heirs
      Shall stand and be Seized of the Tract or Parcel of Land aforesaid and Premisses and every part thereof to and for the only proper use and Behoof of him the said
      David Downie his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to or for no other Use Intent
      Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto
      Interchangeably Set their Hands and Affixed their seals the Day and Year first
      above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered Dryden forbes (seal)
      In the Presence of
      Jn.o Chesley James Forbes (seal)
      Mev.l Lock
      David Downie (seal)

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus written to wit

      Received the Day and Year first within Written of and from the within named
      David Downie the within mentioned Sum of Three hundred and Ninety Eight
      pounds Nine Shillings and Six pence Sterling being the consideration within
      Mentioned
      Witness Jn.o Chesley Dryden forbes
      Mev.l Lock

      6th July 1759 Came before us the Subscribers two of his Lordships Justices of the
      Peace for Saint Marys County the within named Dryden Forbes James Forbes
      and David Downie parties to the within Deed and did acknowledge the same
      to be their Several Act and Deed to and for the Uses Intents and Purposes within
      mentioned and the Land and Premisses therein Mentioned to be the Right and
      Estate of the said David Downie his Heirs and Assigns for Ever according to
      the Purport and true meaning of the same Deed
      Jn.o Chesley
      Mev.l Lock

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