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

Henry Alday

Male 1630 - 1670  (40 years)


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  • Name Henry Alday 
    Born 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1670  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28113  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 

    Family Grace {Unproven} Gray,   b. Abt 1640, St. George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Alday,   b. Abt 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1720, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F11134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 11
      ALDAY, HENRY, 27 April 1670; 27 July 1670.
      My daughter Mary Alday; wife Grace.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 62-62a [D&W 1, pp. 365-66]. Will of Henry Allday of the County of Westmoreland, being sick of body, dated 27 April 1670.
      My beloved daughter Mary Allday my heire and give unto Mary Allday all my lands, reserving only to my beloved wife Grace Allday her thirds during her naturall life.
      My wife Grace Allday executrix.
      Henry (X) Allday
      Wit: Wm. Horton, Ric: Hurst.
      27 July 1670. Proved by William Horton and Richard Hurst.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 76a. Henry Alday. Inventory. 2 Aug. 1670. Total valuation 5840 pounds of tobacco.
      John Berrieman
      Henry (X) Causam [Cossum]
      Appraisers sworn 2 Aug. 1670 by John Ashton.
      9 9br (Nov.] 1670. Given by Grace Alday relict and administratrix of Henry Alday.

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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 7
      PRESCOTT, EDWARD, bound to sea from New England ; New London 12 Sept. 1661; 11 March 1662.
      My kinsman Henry Alldy; friends Nathaniel Jones and Thomas Dutton to be exrs. of my estate in Maryland and Virginia. 1000 acres rice manor to Mary daughter of Capt. Josias Fendall of Charles Co. Md:

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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      Note: The entry to follow is the first that I recognize as having to bear directly upon the settlement of the Washington family in Virginia. In that these entries, taken as a whole, are in flat contradiction of our leading and most honored authorities,. I will present them as simply as I can, with the mild request that any interested person will please refer to the original records. Exact references will be shown here.
      If disputes must arise then please go quarrel with the original records of Westmoreland County and let me make my abstracts as best I can in peace and quiet.

      p.74. Henry Aldey and Rich: Moore their Depo
      Henry Aldey aged 26 yeares or thereabouts and Richard Moore aged 21 yeares or thereabouts being subpona'd sworne and examined say That upon the 28th day of February An'o 1656 ( stile Anglis ) they being seamen in the Ketch called the Seahorse of London whereof Mr Edward Prescott is master ( Under God ) and being full laden with Tobaccos within three or fowre hheads, in her saileing downe the River of Potomacke in Virginia the said Ketch soe laden run upon a Middlandground or shole ( which middlandground or shoal was unknowns unto any of the Inhabitants of the said River Inquiry being made by the said Mr Prescott when he came up the said River ) and before she could be gott off from thence there came such a terrible and violent storme or Tempest that sanke the said Ketch and there she lay sunke haveing as much saltwater in her Hold as it could containe and the whole Ladeing of Tobco lay under water for certain dayes till it was all spoiled and afterwards flung over Boarde as being good for nothing not one hhead being saved and two of their boates were sunke in the same storme with the weight of the Ice that was frozen to them And further the said Aldey and Moore say That all the Tob'coes in the said Ketch were marked with the said Mr Prescott and Mr Wm Meares their markes saveing two hheads of the seamens And after much paines labour and Charges the said Ketch was gott upp and repaired And further say not
      Henry Alday Richard Moore
      These are to Certify whom it may concerne That at a Court held for the County of. Westmorland in Virginia the 20th day of Aprill An'o 1657 Lieft Collo: Nathan: Pope Mr John Hiller Mr John Dodman and Mr James Baldridge Comrs or Justices x x ( torn away ) x x for the said Countyxxx. - the balance of the entry torn and marred. All but impossible to read. It. appears to be a certificate of Thos WIlsford, Clerk of Westmoreland Co., as to the truth of the depositions.
      Notes As we shall see a little later the sailors either did not know or tell all. B.F.

      The entries to follow are mutilated. Missing parts are indicated by [x].

      p.77 Mr Washington ag't mr Prescott Interrogatories
      Intxxx Mr William Meare and Jacob xxxxx and x x other witnesses that shal be presented by John Washington

      1 That whether or noe Edward Prescott did send a letter to John Washington in England and what was in it menconed
      2 That whether or noe yee know that John Washington did goe over to him by the request of the said letter and whether he was at his owne expenses
      3 That whether or noe that after the arivall of said John Washington whether John Washington did assist him in Dansiok ashore and aboard by the said Edward Prescotts order
      4 x x ( This practically destroyed. These words appear. ) x x.
      x x the shipp lay in
      x x aboard on the
      5 xxxxher voyage towards Lexxxxx did take halfe was night and day and assisted the x x of her to Lubeck x x x aboard by Mr Presootts order in his particular x x x and that he did business for him x ashoare on x x in like maner xxxx
      6 x x x ( Practically destroyed )xxxxor land to sell xxxx and in an account of it
      7 xxx( Also practically destroyed ) xxcleared from xxxxx Washington did take halfe xxxxxxx as second man in sailing her to x x x
      8 That whether or noe yoe know that after Mr Presootts arrivall in Virginia whether he did assist him in his busines untill she was cast away
      9 That whether or noe yee know that John Washington assisted him in saveing of her
      10 That whether or noe yee know that after she was saved the said John Washington settled himselfe in Virginia by consent of the said Edward Presoott
      11 That whether or noe yee know that there was a note demanded by the said John Washington x x whether he had given him any x x in x x x and what he An- x x x sett saile out of Potomacke river
      12 Practically destroyed. x x x what he Answered x x x Washington would x x x and x x himselfe that if the said x x x x x x Mr Prescott anything he mould give him ready payment in Beaver
      13 x x x x x x should make his appearance to come to an Account xxxxx John Washington
      14 That whether or noe yes know that the said Edward Prescott had notice sent him of his boate being stopt for his appearance and at his appearance she should be released
      15 That whether or noe yee know that John Washington had some speckled stuff in the shipp that mr Prescott had some of th- x possession and that he recovered some Tobacco x x John Washington had solde some
      16 That whether or noe yee know that John Washington gave Edward Prescott an Account x writing x Potomacke river concerning some money disbu- in the x x Country by the said John Washington

      20 May 1657 These Interrogatories were Recorded
      [ mm note: Gda?sk (Danzig in German) is a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland.]
      [mm note: Lübeck is a northern German city - was one of the main commercial centres of northern Europe]
      [mm note" Helsingør, also known as Elsinore, is a port city in eastern Denmark.]

      Wm Meares Ansueare to the Interragatories
      William Meare aged 32 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith

      [1] xxxx this Deponent saith x x x saw a letter come x x x x Prescott to Mr Washington in Anno x x x did desire the said x x x x him and to bring xxx promise him in his voyage
      To the 2 In: x x x that the said Washington went over to the x Prescott by his request to Dansicke and did beare his owne charge
      ( No answer to 3rd )
      To the 4th Intr this depon't saith Hee the said x did Assist the said Prescott at Dansicke a shoare and aboard by ord'r from the said Presoott
      To the 5 Int'r this Depont saith hee the said Washington did assist the said Prescott in sayleing the Vessell to Lubecke and there remained by the said Prescotte order in his particular busines and in like man'er did Assist him the said Prescott in sayleing the vessell to Kopen-Haven
      xxxx that he the said Washington was x x x x x by the said Prescott to Elsnore over x x x for him the said Prescott and that the said Washington x x the said Prescott x x x out of it soe solde
      To x x In'try this Depon't saith that the said John Washington did x x x cleared from x x Elsmore to Virginia x x x in the voyage to Virginia and did assist him as second man in sayleing the Vessell to Virginia
      To the 8 Intr x x Depont x x x after Mr Prescotts arrivall in Virginia the said Washington did Assist him the said Prescott in this busines untill the Vessell was cast away
      To the 9 In'ry this Depon't saith that the said Mr Washington assisted the said Prescott in saveing his said Vessell
      To the 10 In'ry this Depon't saith that after the vessell was saved the said Mr Washington settled himselfe in Virginia by consent of the said Prescott
      To the 11 In'ry this Depon't saith that he heard Mr Washington demand a note of the said Prescott x x x the Amount of Copartnership four or five xxx( page torn away here )xxx saile out of the Potomacke river x x x Prescott x x x to give the said x x x ( the mutilated words here may possibly be "to give the said Washington payment")
      To the 12th In'ry that x x x the said Prescott was on shoare at Mr Popes xxx day before he the said Prescott sett sails x x x x x and the said Prescott Answered the said Washington that there was some money betweene them due xxx Mr Washington to the said Prescott and that he would give him the said Washington noxxxxxxx the said Prescott had given the said Washington nothing in accot of x
      ( p.78. The next answer destroyed. The remaining words meaningless)
      To the 13 xxxx the said Edward Prescott x x x x x no more on shoare soe that the said x x x x x Presootts Boate by order of x x x
      To the 16 Intry xxxxx Washington gave the said Prescott xxxx in Petomacke river conoerning xxxx Washington had disbursed in the East x x x him the said Washington for the use of the said Prescott
      -- Meare
      Jurat Ceram nobis 12 die May Ano D M 1657. Thomas Speke Walter Brodhurst
      20 M- 1657 This Answere of Mr Meares was Recorded

      p.78. Mutilated. x x x -son aged 22 yeares or thereabouts sworne and xxx saith xxxx this Depont sweareth x x x the same that Mr Meare saith x x x x sweareth the same that Mr Meare saith. Then the record is destroyed, blocked out with patches, etc.

      p.78. Item damaged. Subject to correction. Headed "Geo Weedens Answere to the In'res".
      x x x x -eden x x x yeares or thereabouts being x x and examin- x x x
      To the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. an 8 In'rs this -ddent can say nothing
      To the 9 this -ant (respondant) answereth -matively (affirmatively)
      x x 10th this x x answereth -matively
      To the 11 thisxxxxxxx
      To the 12 this x x Answereth x x -matively
      To the 13 this -dent can say nothing
      To the xxxx canot say anything
      20 May 1657 Jurat in Cur et recordat x x

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      July-Oct. 1663 - Charles County, Md. Court. Henry Alday/Allday and Mr. Edward Prescot are engaged in litigation with William Smoot.
      Source: Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, pp. 158, 170 and 174.

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