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

Jonas Allen

Male Bef 1701 - 1721  (> 20 years)

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  • Name Jonas Allen 
    Born Bef 1701 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1721  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42159  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

  • Notes 
    • ALLEN, JONAS (d.i., 29 November 1721). Jonas Allen was murdered at the house of Walter Anderson in Hanover Parish. This was a sex affair and the accused men, David Seale of King George County and Mason French of Westmoreland County, were reprimanded to stand trial at the General Court of Virginia in Williamsburg. Witnesses bonded to testify at the trail were William Pannell, William Row, Edmund Dunnahoe, Walter Anderson, Charles Seale, Joseph King and Archibald Douglas. There are numerous recordings in COB#l,p.70, 71, 79, 82, 83, 110 in regard to Jonas Allen and on 5 April 1723 Walter Anderson qualified as administrator of his estate. An inventory of his estate was ordered 7 December 1723 and same was recorded 8 February 1723/4 in I#1,p.34-35.
      may be related to Jonas Revett
      1721-1723 King George County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page
      King George County Court 7th of December 1722; Page 71
      - DAVID SEALE and MASON FRENCH being brought before this Court and accused for being supposed to be Guilty of the Murder of JONAS ALLEN deceased on the Nine and twentieth day of November last past; the said DAVID SEALE by beating him with his fists and Stomping on him with his feet, the said MASON FRENCH by tying his privy members and thrusting a pipe Stem into his fundament. Upon the examination of the evidence, the Court is of opinion that the said DAVID SEALE ought to have his trial at WILLIAMSBURGH; Whereupon it is ordered that he be forthwith commited into the custody of the Sherif who is hereby required safely to convey him to the Publick Goal at WILLIAMSBURGH aforesaid in order for his trial; And upon the examination ofthe evidence against the said MASON FRENCH it appeared that what he did to him was after after he had been dead some hours and therefore not accessory to the Murder; Whereupon
      the Court doth order that the said Sherif do take him into his Custody until he give good and sufficient security in One hundred pounds Sterling for his good behaviour for a year and a day

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