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

Frances Townley

Female Bef 1696 - Aft 1733  (> 39 years)


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  • Name Frances Townley 
    Born Bef 1696  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1733  Ogburn, St George, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30496  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Family Townley 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Wootton,   b. Bef 1685, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Ogburn, St George, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Between 6 Aug 1709 and 20 Nov 1711  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F20076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 294. [Faded]
      At the request of Colo John Fendall,of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jul 31, 1732. (See farther in relation to this deed in Liber S No. 2 folio 67 & 8}
      Dec 13, 1731 from James Wotton of Ogburn St George in the County of Wilts in Great Britain, Clerke, and Frances, his wife (lately called Frances Townley, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Mary Rogers decd, formerly called Mary Contee of CC (widow), to John Fendall of CC, Esq. William Marshall, late of CC, decd, by virtue of a patent dated Mar 20, 1650 for 500 acres commonly called Marshalls Land, lying in CC on the west side of Wicciccmico [Wicomico] River, bounded by Sd Wm Marshall, by his deed of 1663, sold to Walter Bayne, late of CC, decd, the afd tract, except for 50 acres and part of the 500 acres mentioned in the deed by sd Marshall to John Clark decd, by means of which sd conveyance the afd Walter Bayne became seized in fee to 450 acres, part of the afd 500 acres & thereby died possessed, which sd 450 acres ascended to John Bayne, son & heir of Walter Bayne, who likewise died thereof possessed, by who demise the land escended to Walter Bayne, son and heir at law to the afd jonn Bayne, which sd Walter Bayne last mentioned, by his deed dated Jun 1, 1700, he conveyed the land to the afd Mary Contee called Mary Rogers, died thereby seized, without isue and intestate, whereby the land descended to the heirs of Judith Bruce, late of CC, decd, lately called Judith Townley, one of the sisters & co-heirs of the afd Mary .. Now this deed witnesses that sd James Wotton & Frances, his wife, for 112 £10 shillings sterling money of Great Eritain, they sell to sd John Fendall, one moiety or half part of the 450 acres. Signed - James Wotton, Frances Wotton. Wit - Francis Buckeridge, John Lucas.
      We, James Wotton and Frances, my wife, appointed George Dent, Robt Hanson, Gustavus Brown, & Samuel Hanson of CC, Gent, or any 2 of them, our attorneys, to acknowledge the within deeds to John Fendall. Signed Dec 13, 1731 - James Wotton, Frances Wotton. Wit - Francis Buckeridge, John Lucas.
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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 345.
      At the request of John Fendall of CC, the following power of attorney was recorded this Jun 19, 1733.
      James Wotton of Ogburn St George in the County of Wilts in Great Britain, Clerk, and Francis, his wife, send greeting. Sd James and Frances, his wife, lately called Frances Townley, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Mary Rogers, decd, formerly called Mary Contee of CC, widow, by a certain indenture dated Dec 13, 1731, sold to John Fendall of CC, Esq, the moiety or half part of 450 acres, part of,a tract of 500 acres commonly called Marshalls Land, lying in CC on the west side of Wicocomoco [Wicomico] River. Now know that we, sd James and Frances, for the better confirmation of the lands in the afd deed to John Fendall, have appointed George Dent, Robt Hanson, Gustavus Brown, & Samuel Hanson of CC, Gent, or any 2 of them, our attorneys, to acknowledge sd deed and lands to be the absolute estate of the"afd John Fendall. Signed Dec 12, 1732 - James Wotton, Frances Wotton. Wit - Geo: Buckeridge, Samuel Wilde. CC.
      Jun 12, 1733. Then came Capt. Geo: Bukeridge and made oath that he saw James Wotton & Francis Wotton, his wife, seal the within power of attorney, and that Samuel Wilde was, likewise, present and subscribed as a witness and that the sd Wilde died on board the sd Bickeridge's ship in his passage to Maryland. Wit - Sam Hanson,'Clk Cru.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 297.
      On Jul 28, 1732 came before us, 2 CC Justices, George Dent and Samuel Hanson of CC, acknowledged the within deed. Signed - Robt Yates*, Jno Howard*.
      I, Thos Lypyeatt, Mayor of Burrough of Marlebourough in the County of Wilts in Great Britain, know that before me today came John Lucas of Marleborough afd, Gent, being a person well known and worthy of credit,. and did, by solemn oath, declared that he was present and saw James Wotton of Ogburn St George in the County of Wilts, Clerk, and Frances, his wife (lately called Frances Townley, one of the sisters & co-heirs of Mary Rogers decd, formerly called Mary Contee of CC, widow) seal and deliver the afd deed dated Dec 13, 1731, and their power.of attorney.

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