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

Benjamin Posey

Male 1699 - 1750  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Posey 
    Born Between 1695 and 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1750  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2953  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2023 

    Father Benjamin Posey,   b. Bef 1669, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1715, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Belaine,   b. 1659, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1689  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patience Bateman,   b. Abt 1709, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1781, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1724  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jemima Elizabeth Posey,   b. Abt 1728, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Mary Posey,   b. Between 1729 and 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1776, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Bennett Posey,   b. 8 Jun 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1762, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
     4. Lydia Posey,   b. 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)  [natural]
     5. Benjamin Posey,   b. 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1774, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     6. Uzziah Posey,   b. 9 Jan 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     7. Rhodum Posey,   b. 4 Apr 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)  [natural]
     8. Charity Posey,   b. 2 Jun 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Allison Posey,   b. 4 Sep 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1786, Halifax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F2335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sources Documenting Benjamin's Group Sheet (from Robert Henry Posey's bio, The Descendants of Francis Posey (1715), pub Posey International)
      Benjamin (1685) Testate Pedgs Bk-Charles Co MD, Vol 33, p 193. 5/26/1750 Inventory Bk 43-461 (7/28/1750). Posey Family by Emison, Page 218
      Dtr: Mary, Marriage Source, Charles County, Maryland Admin Accts Liber 36 folio 493, land office Annapolis.
      Dtr: Lydia, Marriage Source, Wills Liber AF No.7 folio 390. Rodam Adams Will, Charles Co MD Will Bk 11, p614.
      Son: Uzziah also called Asye.
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      Benjamin Posey 43.461 CH £71.8.0 Jul 28 1750
      Appraisers: Charles Musgrove, George Ellginn,
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown., George Briscoe.
      Next of kin: Francis Posey, Thomas Posey.
      Administratrix: Patience Posey.
      ===
      Benjamin Posey 30.116 A CH £71.8.0 £15.0.2 Apr 13 1751
      Sureties: Moses Hubbard, Henry Biggs.
      Received from: William Cooke, Robert Horner.
      Payments to: Anne Posey, Peter Harrant, George Clark, William Gibson, Jane Mankin, Ely Pain, George Briscoe, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 9 children: Mary Biggs (at age), Jemima Posey at age), Lidia Posey (at age), Bennet Posey (aged 19), Benjamin Posey (aged 6), Osye Posey (aged 14), Rhodan Posey (aged 12). Charity Posey (aged 6), Allison Posey (aged 5).
      Administratrix: Patience Posey.

      121) 11 May 1754 - Charles County
      Patience POSEY, Admx of Benjamin POSEY
      Sureties - Moses HUBBARD & Henry BIGGS
      Widow - Patience POSEY
      9 Children: Mary BIGGS, Jemima, Bennett, Lydia & Benjamin POSEY all of age
      GREY POSEY aged 18 yrs Jan next
      Rhodam POSEY aged 15 yrs last April Charity POSEY aged 10 yrs last June Alison POSEY aged 9 yrs last Sept.
      ===
      Benjamin Posey 36.493 A CH £3.10.11 May 11 1754
      Sureties: Moses Hubbard, Henry Bigg.
      Payments to: Dr. Gustavus Brown, John Kinsman, Danied Jenifer.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), children: Mary Biggs (at age), Jemima Posey (at age), Bennet Posey (at age), Lidia Posey (at age), Benjamin Posey (at age), Ofey Posey (aged 17), Rhodman Posey (aged 15), Charity Posey (aged 10), Alison Posey (aged 7).
      Administratrix: Patience Posey.
      ===
      Mary Bateman 15.253 A CH £43.7.5 £48.3.5 Dec 13 1736
      Sureties: Francis Posey, Benjamin Posey.
      Payments to: John Jenkins, Col. Dent, Samuel Hanson, John Guy, Richard Barker.
      Distribution to (children): accountant, 5 brothers (unnamed) & sisters (unnamed).
      Administrator: Benjamin Bateman.
      ===Research Notes from Thena Jones

      Mary by her first husband Nicholas BELAINE had two children whose births were recorded in the court records, Jemima 15 Mar. 1686 and Elizabeth 25 Feb. 1688. After her marriage to Benjamin POSEY, they had recorded the births of Susanna on 1 June 1691 and Mary on 10 Oct. 1693. It was about this time that births stopped being recorded in the court records. Most likely John, Benjamin, and Belaine were born in the period from ca. 1695 to 1699."
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000028/html/am28--546.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753Volume 28, Page 546
      Note:
      Schedule No 2.
      Charles County.
      At a Meeting of the Vestry of William and Mary Parish in the County aforesaid on the 8th Day of June 1752 at the said Parish Church were present - Page 483

      The Reverend
      Vestrymen: Mr Saml Clagett, Mr Thomas Cottrell, Mr Richard Smith, Mr Edward Ford, Mr Nathan Harris, Mr Charles Bruce
      Church warden:Mr John Marshall

      Who unanimously proceeded to regulate and assign the Pews in the sd Parish Church to the several Persons hereafter put down in the following Manner, the Numbers of the Pews to the respective Names put down, having Relation to the Numbers in the Platt hereunto annexed Viz.
      Pew
      To the honourable Richard Lee Esqr 1
      Mr Benjamin Fendall & his Son John 2
      Mr Wm Courts, Elizabeth Courts & Wm Penn 3
      Col George Dent and his Son George 4
      Richard Smith his Sons, and Thomas Cottrell 5
      Barton Warren and Edward Ford 6
      Charles Yates John Wilder & his Son John 7
      The Ministers Family for the time being 8
      James Latimore, Philip Jenkins, Jno Jenkins & Benj. Douglass. 9
      Atwick Fearson, Jno Farr, Geo. Scroggin & Benjn Thomas. 10

      Notley Maddox, Sarah Maddox, Anne Smoot & Edwd Smoot 14
      Joseph Joy, Judith Penn, and Notley Dutton 15
      Thomas Bates, John Douglass, John Hamil & Jane Penn 16

      Francis Posey, Harrison Musgrove, Charles John & Benj. Philpot. 18

      Authur Lee, Rebecca Howard, Jno Marshall & Richd Marshall 23
      Joseph Douglass, Nathan Harris, Mary Brandt 24
      Joseph Gwynn and Benjamin 25
      Mary Marshall, Henry Thompson, Posthumus Groves & Jas Plant. 26
      William Dent & Walter Hanson for their Tenants 27
      Moses Hubbart, John Cavin, Jno Wakefield & Saml Chunn 28
      Robert Yates, Charles Bruce & Robert Yates junr 29
      Barton Hungerford & his Sons 30
      Robt Mastin, Tyre Thomas, Widow Thomas & Richard Ratcliff. 31

      Thomas Hatton, William Cage Samuel Gody and John Chun 32
      Geo: Elgin Patience Posey, Jacob Andrew Minitree Wm Guy & Sarah Martin. 33

      No 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 left in common for Tenants
      Others not being Freeholders.

      No 17 .....for such young Persons that may sing.
      ===
      Posey, Mary, Charles Co,, 5th Feb., 1725; 23rd Feb., 1724-5
      To bros. Francis, ex., Benjamin and Belaine, godson John Coe, Beane Griggs, god-daus. Elizabeth Coale and Mary Penn., mother Mary Miller,, Mary Caretts, 2 sisters (unnamed)., Jemina Coale, Susannah Phillpott and Elizabeth Musgrave, personalty (some of which described as in Virginia at Richard Rollins's).
      Test: John Phillpott., Charles Phillpott. 18,342.
      ===
      Cleborn Lomax 10.237 A CH £69.7.9 £25.14.11 Feb 20 1729
      sureties: Francis Posey, Tubman Martin,
      Received from: Joseph Ward, Joseph Crisman, John Cox, Richard Tubman, Thomas Reed, Charles Courts, Thomas Birch, Anthony Semmes, Benjamin Posey, Alexander Adair, Edward Gilpin, Daniel Lawless, Thomas Morriss, John Brown, Samuel Chunn, Matthew Stone, Thomas Marshall, George Thomas. John Clements, Archibald Johnson, Bes: ux, David Wade, Belane Posey, Francis Brown, Lawrance Bateman, Justinian Cooksey, Edward Morpley, Ellictius Simmes, Daniel Morpley, Benedict Boarman, Joseph Allen, Richard Smoot, Allexander Mcferson, Samuel Sympson, William Munroe, William Cage, William Colven, William Compton.
      Payments to: Francis Posey, Dr. Brown, William Addison, Thomas Lomax, George Scroggen, Mary Miller, John Manning, Richard Edelen.
      Administratrix: Susanna McNeal, wife of John McNeal.
      ===
      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber H#2, page 126;
      17 Feb. 1717/8 Deed of gift from Mary Posey, widow, to son Benjamin Posey, one gelding, two cows, two yearlings and one heifer; to son Francis Posey, one sorril gelding and a heifer, to son Belayne Posey one gelding and one yearling heifer. /s/ Mary Posey her mark. "MB," witness: Cleborne Lomax and Susanna (+ her mark) Lomax.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 375
      18 Aug 1720; Recorded at request of Benjamin Posey, planter:
      17 Jun 1720; Indenture from William David, planter, and Priscilla his wife, to Benjamin Posey, planter; for 3,000* tobacco; a parcel called Burloyned Hill laid out for Richard Trew, father of Priscilla; lying on the north side of the Potomac and west side of Wicomico; near land of John Courts; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ William David, Priscilla David (mark); wit. W. Hoskins, Jno. Mellor; 17 Jun ack. by William David and Priscilla his wife
      ===
      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 361.
      At the request of John Magrah of CC, the following conveyance was recorded this Jun 19, 1727.
      Jun 13, 1727 from John Hamil of CC, schoolmaster, to John Magrah of CC, planter, for 1600 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land (in his actual possession now being) called the Wilderness, situated in CC, formerly belonging to George Gore, bounded by the side of a hill near a tract of land called Starr Cross, formerly belonging to John Dawson, containing and laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - John Hamill. Wit - John Wilder, Benja Posey. This deed was acknowledged by John Hamill and Sarah, his wife, before S Hanson, Clk.
      ===
      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 190.
      At the request of Susanah Lomax, the following power of attorney was recorded Mar 7, 1729.
      We, James Cashe and Mary, his wife, of Westmoreland County, Virginia, for sundry good causes, appointed our trusty friend Benjamin Posey of CC, our true and lawful attorney, to lease unto Susanah Lomax all that part of that tract of land in CC called Promise that has not been formerly sold to John Ralley, during the term until Thomas Ashman, son to sd Mary Cash, arrives to the age of 21 years. The yearly rent is 3 ears of Indian corn. Signed Feb 7, 1729 - James (X his mark) Cash, Marys (X her mark) Cash. Wit - John Hamill, Jno McNeill, Gust Brown*, Benja Fendall*.
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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 190.
      Feb 12, 1729 from Benjamin Posey of CC, carpenter, to Susanah Lomax of CC, spinster, for divers good causes and by virtue of a power of attorney to him directed from James Cash and Mary, his wife, of Westmoreland County, Virginia, the lease of all that part of that tract'of land called Promise that has not been sold to John Railey. The land is at the head of Popes Cr in CC. To have and to hold, from today until Thomas Ashman, son to the above mentioned Mary Cash arrives at the age of 21 years, paying a yearly rent of 3 ears of Indian corn. Signed - Benja (B his mark) Posey. Wit - John Hamill, Jno McNeill, Gusta Brown*, Benjamin Fendall*.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 241.
      At the request of Benjamin Posey of CC, carpenter, the following [power of attorney] was recorded Jan 28, 1730.
      I, Jno Millor in Stafford County, Virginia, tailor, have appointed my two sons-in-law, Benjamin & Francis Posey of CC, carpenters, my true and lawful attorneys, in my name, but to their own use, to sue for, of anyone indebted to me which has arisen due or became payable to my late wife Mary Miller of CC decd. Signed Jan 9, 1730 - Jno Millor. Wit - Courts Keech, James (X his mark) Mankin, Gust. Brown.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 242.
      At the request of Benjamin Posey of CC, carpenter, the following deed was recorded Jan 28, 1730.
      I, Jno Millor in Stafford County, Virginia, tailor, for and in consideration that Benja Posey and Francis Posey of CC, carpenters, have obliged themselves to pay all the debts that were contracted by my late wife, Mary Millor decd, and at all times hereafter to save and keep me, sd Jno Millor, harmless and indemnified therefrom, and for divers other good causes, I have sold all the goods and chattels that sd Mary Millor had in use or possession at the time of her death, to sd Benjamin and Francis Posey. Signed Jan 9, 1730 - Jno Millor. Wit - Courts Keech, James (X his mark) Mankin.
      Jan 7, 1730/31. Then came Courts Keech and James Mankin and made oath that they saw Jno Millor sign the above
      document in Stafford County, Virginia before Gustavus Brown.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 295-53: BELAINES HILL: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Musgrove, Charles : 100 Acres - Posey, Mary Surveyed 24 Aug 1654 for Richard True on the West side of Wicomico River near the fresh of the River and near the land of John Courts: Other Tracts Mentioned: Holt's Divising; Conveyance notes - (also noted as Burlans Hill and Burlains Hill) , 100 acres – Charles Musgrove from John Cole, 25 April 1710,214 Acres – Charles Musgrove from William Davis & Priscilla, 27 May 1720, 100 Acres – Benjamin Posey from William Davis, 7 June 1720, , ,

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