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

Anne Heard

Female 1766 - 1814  (48 years)


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  • Name Anne Heard 
    Born 1766  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Nov 1814  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56802  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Heard,   b. Bef 1744, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1786, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Manning,   b. Bef 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1767  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Fenwick,   b. 1766, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1806, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1787  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Fenwick,   b. Abt 1788  [natural]
     2. Joseph Fenwick,   b. Abt 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Alexander Fenwick,   b. Abt 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Leo Fenwick,   b. Abt 1794, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John Edward Fenwick,   b. Abt 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F31680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Francis Sewell,   b. Bef 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1831, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Bef 1812  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F31681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 299. John Heard's Will.
      I, John Heard of CC, am perfectly sound of mind, memory, and understanding, but low in body.
      To my daughter Ann Heard - a Negro man named Clem and a Negro girl called Hannah and her increase; also a horse, saddle, & bridle.
      To my daughter Helen Heard - a Negro man named Lawrance and a Negro girl named Mary and her increase; also a horse, saddle, and bridle.
      To my son Joseph Heard - a Negro boy named James and a girl named Peg, daughter to Terry, and her increase; also a horse, saddle, & bridle.
      To my son George Heard - a Negro man named Joe and a young boy named Harry; also a horse, saddle, & bridle, To my son John Heard - a Negro woman named Terah & her increase, and a Negro boy named Awswell, son of Jane; also a horse, saddle, & bridle.
      To my son Edward Heard - a Negro girl named Clare, also a good bed & furniture, a mahogany oval table, a looking glass gilted on the inside of the frame, 6 silver teaspoons, 2 glass tea canisters, and a young horse, saddle, & bridle, and a maple desk.
      To my daughter Mary Jinkins - 5 shillings sterling.
      To my 5 children, viz, Ann Heard, Helen Heard, Joseph Heard,
      George Heard, John Heard, and my grandson, John Jinkins
      - the rest of my estate to be equally divided between them. If my sd grandson should die before he comes of age, then his part to his brothers and sisters.
      It is my will and pleasure that my son Edward Heard, with his estate, shall be and remain under the care of my two children, Ann Heard and Helen Heard. But if my daughters Ann and Helen should die before Edward comes to age, then Edward should be under the care of my two sons, George and John Heard.
      Executrixes: my two daughters, Ann and Helen.
      Signed Oct 10, 1786 - John Heard. Wit - John Grant, Walter Clements, Luke Wheeler.
      Probated on Nov 13, 1785 by both executrixes and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses,
      I certify that Joseph Heard, the heir at law, a minor, was not present when the foregoing probate was taken, Signed - John Muschett, Regr of Wills.
      On Nov 13, 1786, Letters Testamentary were granted to both executrixes; their securities were Walter Clements & John Grant. Appraisers: Raphael Boarman, Josias Smoot.
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      Charles County Maryland Administration Accounts, 1791-1798, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 341.
      Jonn Heard - Final A/C & Distribution; £74.4.9 £249.19.2 Dec 20 1796
      Sureties: James Neale of Bennet, Joseph Brooke
      Received from: John B. Edeline, George Johnson, balance due of his property in Alexandria Virginia, distributive share of George Heard's estate due from John Fenwick, Admr.
      Payments to: Thomas Lancaster, Peter Wagoner Clk of Fairfax County Virginia, John Muschett (for recording)
      Representatives: 3 sisters & 2 brothers, viz; Mary Jenkins, Ann Fenwick, Eleanor {Helen} Heard, Edward Heard & Joseph Heard
      Balance to be disposed: £182.5.5-1/4
      Distribution: 1/5th part to each representative
      Administrator: Joseph Heard
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1813-1814; Liber IB-10 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 447. At the request of Francis Sewall the following of Gift [sic Trust] was recorded April 23, 1814
      Indenture made March 24, 1814; Francis Sewall in consideration of $2000 paid by Edward J. Heard has sold Negroes Lewis, Maria, Harriet, Hannah and Philip 2 beds and furniture, 1 small mahogany table, 1 mahogany bureau, 1 side board, 1 note of hand or single bill, Edward J. Heard to Francis Sewall dated February 15, 1813 for $300 and $300 which is now in the hands of said Francis Sewall, in trust for the use of Francis Sewall and Ann Sewall his wife during her life and after her death to have and to hold the $300 now in possession of Francis Sewall in trust for his use during his life and after his death to the use of the children of Ann Sewall by her former husband John Fenwick and to hold all the property above described after the death of and Sewall in trust for the use of the four children, to wit, Robert Fenwick, Joseph Fenwick, Alexander Fenwick, Leo Fenwick and John Edward Fenwick. Signed Francis Sewall in the presence of and acknowledged before John B. Wills
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1813-1814; Liber IB-10 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 449. At the request of Francis Sewall the following Bond was recorded April 23, 1814
      I Edward J. Heard am held and firmly bound unto Francis Sewall in the just and full sum of $3000 this April 22, 1814 to which payment well and truly to be made and done. Whereas Francis Sewall by his indenture bearing date March 24, 1814 and recorded among the records of Charles County did convey the above bound Edward J. Heard certain property in trust for the uses and purposes therein mentioned in consideration of which and of the natural love and affection Edward J. Heard bears unto his nephews, sons to the before mentioned Ann Sewall. First that in case of the death of him the said Francis Sewall during the lifetime of his wife needed she nor her heirs shall claim a portion of the estate real personal or mixed that the said Francis Sewall shall die possessed of or may be entitled to. Secondly that the debts contracted by and Sewall prior to her marriage with Francis Sewall which shall remain unpaid during their joint lives shall not be thereafter chargeable to the estate of Francis Sewall but shall be discharged other property held in trust by Edward J. Heard of in the indenture before mentioned. Thirdly after the joint lives of Francis Sewall and Ann Sewall the estate of Francis Sewall shall not be burdened with the support of two superannuated negro women which came in possession of Francis Sewall by his marriage one called Betty the other Terry but that the said Negro women if they shall at that time be living shall be maintained out of property held in trust by Edward J. Heard as before mentioned. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that if Edward J. Heard shall well and faithfully perform and execute the several matters and things herein specified and engaged to be done by him then the above obligation to be void otherwise to be in full force and effect in law. Signed Edward J. Heard in the presence of Ignatius Coomes

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