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

John Boone

Male Abt 1658 - 1689  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name John Boone 
    Born Abt 1658 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 1689  Calvert County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42969  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 

    Family ID F26470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace MNU Boone,   b. 1662,   d. 30 Oct 1725, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Boone,   b. 1678, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 86 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Boone,   b. Abt 1684, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Henry Boone,   b. Bef 1689, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1725, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)  [natural]
     4. Grace Boone,   b. Bef 1689, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1747, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F8061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Boone 13A.6 I £102.13.11 Jul 25 1689
      Appraisers: Francis Freeman, William Dorrumple.
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      John Boone 25.121 A CA £102.13.11 £23.2.0 Oct 29 1705
      Payments to: Col. Henry Darnall, Mr. Thomas Hinden, Mr. Henry Trueman, Dr. Joacham Kisteed, Mr. John Bird, Dr. Cackaledd, Mr. Samuell Comstable, Mr. Joseph Poink (?), Mr. Brattan (minister), William Parker.
      Distribution to: accountant, John Boone (orphan), Henry Boone (orphan), Elisabeth Boone (orphan), Grace Boone (orphan).
      Administratrix: Grace Brooke, wife of Robert Brooke.
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      Hello List,
      Since the Boones of Calvert, PG and Charles County, MD., and Kentucky have come up and Mary Ann's source is: GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF OUR ANCESTORS, 1977, p 55, 59, Kenneth Rutherford, I thought I'd pass on an interesting discovery I made regarding the lineage of John Boone of The Cliffe, Calvert County, MD.

      Shirley Middleton Moller

      I posted the following at the Genforum site.

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/boone/messages/5812.html

      July 2003

      Hello Descendants of John Boone of The Cliffs, Calvert County, MD.,

      JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, IN CALVERT County, MD., is my ancestor. I have never bought the idea that JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS is a descendant of ANDREW BOHUN, OF DIPFORD.

      I have been doing some research for the Boone Society that is totally unrelated to JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, and thru this research I came upon some information that only cemented my belief that JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, IN CALVERT County, MD is NOT a DESCENDANT OF ANDREW BOHUN OF DIPFORD. At least not in the descendancy chart that we now except as "truth". I have always felt that this was not the family he descended from, at least not from this particular branch.

      BERK'S DESCENDANTS OF ANDREW BOHUN of DIPFORD and THE GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF OUR ANCESTORS BY WILLIAM KENNETH RUTHERFORD AND ANNA CLAY [ZIMMERMAN] RUTHERFORD are the researchers that put out the information I've seen on JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, being a descendant of ANDREW BOHUN. All the "excepted" info on this line has come from them.

      ACCORDING TO RUTHERFORD'S INFORMATION:
      JOHN BOONE OF COUNTY SOMERSET, ENGLAND

      JOHN6 BOONE [ROBERT5, WILLIAM4,WILLIAM3 BOHUN, ANDREW2 BOONE, ANDREW1 BOHUN [BOONE]]. JOHN married ALICE WHEELER:

      SONS:

      1. ROBERT
      SONS: THOMAS OF MT. BOONE
      JOHN, MARRIED MARY HANDLEY THEIR ISSUE:
      SON: JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, CALVERT County, MD
      2. CHRISTOPHER
      SON: CHRISTOPHER OF LEE PLACE
      [LEFT LEGACY TO "COUSIN JOHN BOONE NOW AT FLORIDA"]
      3. RICHARD

      Now I have always had a hard time excepting that JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS was at FLORIDA. In 1686 JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS WAS IN MARYLAND.

      RUTHERFORD'S own words:
      The Boone family of Taunton, County Somerset, England, in all PROBABILITY was the progenitor family of the Boones of Calvert County, Maryland.
      Then he goes on to say:
      Records indicate that it was his son, John, born 27 Dec 1645 in All Hallow's Staining Parish in London, who came to Maryland and settled at The Cliffs.

      But he, Rutherford doesn't give the records. And he then says that JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS IS THE COUSIN IN FLORIDA. I couldn't buy it.

      So now in my current research, I come upon a book FAIR WERE THEIR DREAMS, by MARY COLE FARROW LONG. And the family that are descendants of ANDREW BOHUN OF DIPFORD as presented by Berk's and Rutherford [above] are found in this MRS. LONGS book as THE CHILDREN of HENRY THE BUTCHER, OF DARTMOUTH.
      And her "MAIN ANCESTOR" she is writing about is JOHN BOONE OF BOONE HALL PLANTATION, OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS JOHN BOONE OF BOONE HALL PLANTATION according to Mrs. Long IS THE "COUSIN JOHN BOONE AT FLORIDA".
      This JOHN BOONE is the SOUTH CAROLINA IMMIGRANT WHO FOUNDED THE BOONE HALL PLANTATION.

      Page 6 FAIR WERE THEIR DREAMS.....

      JOHN BOONE II [ROMAN NUMERAL INDICATES GENERATION, HENRY I'ST] another son of Henry Boone I, butcher of Dartmouth, is the member of the Second Generation whom descendants are the subject of FAIR WERE THEIR DREAMS. In the Taunton, Somerset Original Register, a John Boone is listed as marrying Mary Audrie of Taunton, County Somerset on 26 Nov 1629. No will exists for this John Boone; so the assumption has been made that this is the same John Boone referred to in the will of Thomas Boone II of Mount Boone when he refers to a brother, John. John Boone II and Mary Audrie were the parents of three daus and two sons, one of whom, John III of Boone Hall Plantation, arrived from Barbados with the "first ffleet' of immigrants in Mar 1670 at the Port Royal area of South Carolina. The second son, Thomas III, became a merchant in London and married Sarah Finch.

      Mrs. Long in her book on page 4 is saying; according to research by Dubrett Ancestry Research,
      HENRY I, THE BUTCHER SONS ARE:
      1. CHRISTOPHER II, OF LEE PLACE [whose will referred to "cousin John at Florida".]
      2. JOHN II,
      Sons: THOMAS III, MARRIED SARAH FINCH
      JOHN III, OF BOONE HALL PLANTATION, OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
      [THE JOHN BOONE referred to as "cousin JOHN BOONE IN FLORIDA"]
      3. THOMAS II, OF MOUNT BOONE, THAT MARRIED DOROTHY UPTON, and he executed the Will of his father HENRY THE BUTCHER.

      I believe that the JOHN BOONE OF FLORIDA IS MRS. LONGS ANCESTOR THAT CAN BE FOUND IN FLORIDA during this time frame. NOT JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, OF CALVERT County, MD.

      Now don't get me wrong, I'm not endorsing MRS. LONGS research. I have not read her complete book, so I don't know her sources for her findings. I will continue to research it when I can get a copy of her book.

      But my main reason for passing on this info, is, I for one don't want to connect up to someone that is truly not MY ANCESTOR. I want to know the true background of JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS, my ancestor.
      I realize this is going to throw alot of you, but I'm open to anything you have that you feel shows JOHN BOONE OF THE CLIFFS IS THE JOHN BOONE OF FLORIDA.

      Sincerely,
      Shirley Middleton Moller
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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~usfgs/maryland/b/boone-j.txt

      Maryland Family Groupsheet for John Boone of the Cliffs; Calvert County, MD

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      SUBMITTED BY: Shirley Middleton Moller
      e-mail: smoller @jps dot net
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      HUSBAND: John BOONE of the Cliffs
      date and place of birth: prior to 1662, place unknown
      date and place of marriage: bef 1678, place unknown
      other marriages: none
      military service: none
      date and place of death: bef Jul 1689, Calvert County, MD
      father: unknown, see notes below regarding parents
      mother: unknown, see notes below regarding parents
      .......................................................................... .
      WIFE: Grace [nee unknown]
      date and place of birth: about 1662, place unknown
      other marriages: Robert Brooke
      date and place of marriage: aft 10 Jul 1689 in Calvert County, MD
      date and place of death: bef 30 Oct 1725 in Calvert County, MD
      father: unknown
      mother: unknown
      .......................................................................... .
      CHILD 1: John BOONE
      date and place of birth: about 1678 in Calvert County, MD
      married: Elizabeth BEAVEN
      date and place of marriage: about 1708 in Prince George's County, MD
      other marriages:
      date and place of death: about 1760 in Prince George's County, MD
      .......................................................................... .
      CHILD 2: Henry BOONE
      date and place of birth: Calvert County, MD
      married: unknown
      date and place of marriage: unknown
      other marriages: unknown
      date and place of death: unknown
      .......................................................................... .
      CHILD 3: Elizabeth BOONE
      date and place of birth: Calvert County, MD
      married: unknown
      date and place of marriage: unknown
      other marriages: unknown
      date and place of death: unknown
      .......................................................................... .
      CHILD 4: Grace BOONE
      date and place of birth: Calvert County, MD
      married: David MACKGILL
      date and place of marriage: 6 Mar 1708/9, Calvert County, MD
      other marriages: none
      date and place of death: after 29 Nov 1727
      .......................................................................... .

      SOURCES:
      For children of John BOONE
      10/29/1705: Abstracts of The Inventories and Accounts of The
      Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers 25-28, 1699-1708
      Compiled by V.L. Skinner, Brookeville, MD., 20833

      John Boone 25.121 Oct 29, 1705
      Distribution to: accountant, John Boone [orphan], Henry Boone [orphan],
      Elisabeth Boone [orphan], Grace Boone [orphan]
      Admnx: Grace Brooke, wife of Robert Brooke

      Grace BOONE:
      D.O.B.: Deposition of Grace Brooks, of Calvert County, aet. 58 in 1720. P. L.,
      fol. 519. (Baltimore Court Land Records, 3; "Maryland Deponents,1634-1799" by
      Henry C. Peden, Jr.)
      D.O.D. : 1725 Will of Grace Brooke

      Son John BOONE:
      D.O.B.: 1735 depo states he is about 57 years of age [Lib.T.fol. 361]

      For marriage date and place of John BOONE and Elizabeth BEAVEN
      BEAVEN-BLANFORD CLARKSON-MITCHELL FAMILIES OF MD AND KY, USA, BY M.L. DONNELLY
      1997

      For marriage of Grace BOONE and David MACKGILL
      GENEALOGY OF THE BOONE FAMILY OF MARYLAND,
      BY REV. EDWARD D. BOONE, S.J.

      .......................................................................... .
      NOTES:
      The parents of John Boone of the Cliffs are not known. It had been
      generally accepted by Boone researchers that he was the son of John Boone and Mary Handley and he was identified as John Boone of Florida. This was based on Genealogical History of Our Ancestors by William K. Rutherford and The Descendants of Andrew Bohun by ___Berk.
      This is probably not the case. The recently published book Fair Were Their Dreams regarding John Boone of Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina by Mary Cole Farrow Long makes a strong case that John Boone of Florida was not the same man as John Boone of the Cliffs and she is probably correct. In the early days, what is now South Carolina would have been a part of that territory referred to as Florida (from which the present state of Florida was created), but Maryland was not.
      Any questions please contact Shirley Middleton Moller smoller@jps dot net

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