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

Frances Lawrence

Female Bef 1630 - Abt 1663  (> 33 years)


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  • Name Frances Lawrence 
    Born Bef 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1663  Beaverdam Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30983  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Richard Lawrence,   b. Bef 1614,   d. 26 Nov 1655, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walter Peake,   b. Bef 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1668, Beaverdam Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1646  Beaverdam Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Peake,   b. Bef 1646, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Peake,   b. Bef 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1698, Beaverdam Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 48 years)  [natural]
     3. Peter Peake,   b. Bef 10 Apr 1653, Beaverdam Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F9013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Lawrence, Richard, St. Mary's Co., 26th Nov., 1655;
      To Peter Peakes, personalty.
      Frances Peakes, wife of Walter Peakes, execx. and residuary legatee.
      Test: Robt. Thomas, John Bouge. 1. 65.
      ===
      A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
      Volume 426, Page 639

      PEAKE (PAKES), WALTER (ca. 1609-1668). BORN. ca. 1609, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1646 as a free adult with his wife and son from Virginia. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. MARRIED Frances, who in 1652 was accused by her husband of committing adultery with Paul Simpson, Peake's business partner. CHILDREN. SON: Peter, who had been captured by Indians while living in Virginia, and who was claimed by Peake as his son. DAUGHTERS: Mary, who married in 1663/64 Henry Aspinall, a justice of Calvert County, 1680/81; Margaret, who married John Noble, a carpenter; and Ann. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably Protestant with close Catholic connec- tions. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: lived in James City, Virginia, by 1639; Mr., by 1660/61. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; innholder, 1666; attorney. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, present 1647/48, St. Mary's County, 1649 (Accounts). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 100 acres; owned 600 acres in Virginia. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: by the early 1660s owned more than 5,900 acres in Maryland; sold 1,600 acres, 1651-1663; gave 1,450 acres to his daughter Mary between 1663 and 1666. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED. Peake was convicted of the mur- der of William Price. He was hanged on Decem- ber 17, 1668. LAND: 2,850 acres

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