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

Judith Chase Dowie

Female Bef 1755 - Aft 1814  (> 61 years)


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  • Name Judith Chase Dowie 
    Birth Bef 1755  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1814  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46632  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father William (Rector) Dowie   d. 11 Sep 1769, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Dent,   b. Aft 1738, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1754  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Andrew Dyson,   b. 28 Oct 1754, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Jul 1806, Port Tobacco Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years) 
    Marriage Bef 16 Dec 1793  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 George Hutchison,   b. Bef 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Jul 1791, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 36 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1791  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      DOWIE, WILLIAM, Charles County, Rector of Durham Parish. 31 Jul, 1769 11 Sep, 1769
      Children: Judith and Eleanor Dowie, whom I leave under care of their grandmother, Mrs, Anne Dent, during her life; then to the care of Mrs. Judith Chase and Mr. Warren Dent.
      Extx: Mrs. Anne Dent.
      Wit: Walter Truman Stoddert, Cathar. Groves. 37.309
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 226, Col. William Harrison - Will & Codicils.
      I, William Harrison of CC, but at present in Virginia in the Town of Alexandria, am of sound & disposing mind & memory.
      To my son William Dent Harrison - all my real estate.
      To my daughters Ann Warren Harrison and Rebecca Harrison - to each, 500 £current money, besides what is hereafter given her, which sum is to be put out at interest by my executors & paid unto my sd daughter when she arrives at the age of 18 years or day of marriage. The interest arising is to be made use of for her education & maintenance,
      To my wife Ann Harrison - one third of my real estate during her life, and one third of the rest of my personal estate.
      To my son William and to my daughters, Ann Warren Harrison and Rebecca Harrison - the rest of my personal estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my brother Robert Hanson Harrison, & my friend Warren Dent. I also want my executors afd to care for education & virtuous bringing up of my 3 children afd. Signed Mar 15, 1786 - Will. Harrison, Wit - R,T, Hooe, Ri.cd W, Ashton, L. Washington Jr.
      Probated Nov 28, 1789 by Richard Watts Ashton (of King George County, Virginia, formerly of the City of Alexandria), one of the witnesses, and that the testator, when he signed the will was of sound mind, and that he, with Robert Townshend Hooe (of the City of Alexandria in Virginia) & Lun Washington Jr (of Fairfax County, Virginia), the other two witnesses, signed their names to the will.
      CC. Nov 28, 1794. Then came Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, executors of the will of Col. William Harrison, late of CC, decd, & severally made oath that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true & whole will,
      CC. Dec 8, 1789. Then came Lund Washington Jr (of Fairfax County, Virginia), one of the witnesses, and made oath that he saw the testator sign and seal the will.
      First Codicil - Whereas I, William Harrison of CC, have made and executed my will dated Mar 15, 1786, and since then, my daughter Grace has been born. I want her to have part of my estate. 1 therefore make this, my codicil.
      To my daughter Grace - all the negroes & their increase, which belonged to my wife Ann, her mother, at the time of our marriage, including also those which she is entitled to of the estate of her decd sister, Mary C. Jordan.
      To my wife Ann - any riding carriage & pair of horses.
      To my niece Virlinda Harrison - 100 £current money, the interest of which to be paid her annually & the principal (at the age of 21 or day of marriage).
      Executors: my brother Robert Hanson Harrison and my friend Warren Dent.
      Signed Jul 8, 1788 - Will. Harrison. Wit - Geo. Dent, Nichs Peers, Jos. W. Harrison.
      Probated Feb 28, 1789 by Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, the executors, and by the oaths of witnesses George Dent, Nicholas Peers, & Joseph White Harrison.
      Second Codicil - Whereas I, William Harrison of CC, have made and executed my will dated Mar 15, 1786, and also afterwards made a codicil thereto, dated Jul 8, 1788, I now devise that whereas my wife Ann has since then become pregnant or big with child, & there being no provision made for sd child when horn, now I give sd child, if a son, the following tracts of land, to wit, one tract of land called Amsterdam, one other tract of land called Britts adventure, & part of one other tract of land called Verlinda, in fee simple. But if sd child before he turns 21 years old & without lawful issue, then the afd lands to my son William Dent Harrison, in fee simple. But if the child is a daughter, then I give her the following Negroes, to wit, Tom & Chandler (they being the 2 Negro boys which I received of the estate of Mary Jordan, in right of my wife) & Jude & Moll (daughters of a Negro woman called Lame Betty) & their increase, and also 200 £current money, which 200 £to be deducted from the legacies given to my 2 daughters, Ann Warren & Rebecca, by my Will. I want the 200 £to be placed out at interest by my executors, and paid to her, together with the interest, when she turns age 16 years or day of marriage; or, at their discretion, my executors may apply the interest towards educating & maintaining sd daughter. If this child is stillborn or dies without leaving issue, then I direct that every devise in the 2nd codicil, will be null and void.
      Executors: my brother, Robert Hanson Harrison, and my friend Warren Dent.
      Signed Jun 24, 1789 - Will Harrison. Wit - Geo, Dent, Judith Chase, Judith C. Dowie.
      Probated on Nov 28, 1789 by Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, executors, and by the oaths of witnesses George Dent, Judith Chase, & Judith Chace Hutchison (formerly Judith Chace Dowie).
      On Nov 28, 1789, Letters Testamentary were granted to Robert Hanson Harrison & warren Dent; their securities were Walter Hanson Harrison & George Dent.
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      Dyson Thomas Andrew 313 Inventory 1802-1808 Charles County MD Inventories & Accounts Cr39593-2 MSA CM386-13
      July 30, 1806 - John Robertson, Andrew Greer appraisers
      Judith C. Dyson Administratrix recorded August 11, 1806

      Dyson Thomas Andrew 298 1st A/C 1812-1815 Charles County MD Inventories & Accounts Cr39594-2 MSA CM386-15
      October term 1814
      July 15, 1814; then came Judith Chase Dyson administrators of Col. Thomas Andrew Dyson late of Charles County deceased and made oath that the account as it stands stated is just and true and that she had actually and bona fide paid or secured to be paid the particular sums for which she claims an allowance which thereupon after due examination is passed
      test; Humphrey Barnes register of wills
      === Research notes from Linda Reno
      1808: Judith C. Dyson, sister by mother of the aforesaid John Jordan, deceased, is now in the possession of the real estate aforesaid and claims the same together with two infant children, Polly Bayne and Elizabeth Ann Bayne, whose mother is dead and was also the sister of the aforesaid John Jordan, deceased on the part of their mother, and that Sarah Easton, wife of David Easton of the city of Washington claims a right of dower in the lands as the wife of the said John Jordan at the time of his death.

      December 23, 1808: Chancery Court Case. Alexander Greer and his wife, Sally vs. the Heirs of John Jordan, deceased. Names of the persons and their place of residence mentioned as defendants in the Bill of Complaint of Alexander Greer and Sally, his wife (See Jordan Chancery Case, My Documents): Polly Bayne, Elizabeth Ann Bayne, minors of Prince George's Co.

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