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

Francis Plowden

Male Bef 1756 - 1788  (> 32 years)


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  • Name Francis Plowden 
    Born Bef 1756  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1788  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59343  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Edmund Plowden,   b. Abt 1698, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Henrietta Slye,   b. Abt 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1796, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1744  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Fenwick,   b. Bef 1757, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1788, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married Bef 1777  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F32478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Francis Jarrott Plowden JJ#1 f449 5/1788; 8/1788
      To niece, MARY NEALE plantation where I live "The Farm", by patent 500 acres two adj. tracts "The Tavern" of 100a and 96-3/4 a. "Plowden's Discovery" also known as "Plowden's Resurvey"
      If she dies, to niece, MARGARET NEALE.
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      PLOWDEN, EDMOND, All Faiths Parish in St Mary's Co. 1 Sep 1757; 2 Aug 1758
      To son Edmond Plowden, parcel I now live on, "Resurrection Manner" and part of "Scotch Neck," 260 a.
      To son George Plowden, part of same that lies on East side of the branch that goes from John Dent's to "where the farm and tavern joins, " and that tract called "Plowden's Discovery" belonging to me where Clement Marerney now lives.
      To wife Henrietta Plowden 6 Negroes: Sam, Ben, Great James, Little James, Asse [Ape?], Sucke, at the Quarter.
      Rest of my Negroes to my children.
      Wife, extx.
      Wit: James Bate, John Railey. 30. 560
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 157. Release and deposition, recorded at the request of William Chandler Brent.
      I hereby relinquish all claim to my child, Mary Sly's estate, and from hence forward exonerate the representatives of the late Mr. George Slye of St. Mary's County, from my individual claim to the same so far as concerns myself. Signed Aug 4, 1785 - Clear Slye. Wit - W.H. Jenifer, John Sanders. The foregoing instrument of writing was executed previous to Mrs. Clare Slye's deposition in the presence of W.H. Jenifer and John Sanders.

      Page 158. CC. Clare Slye, age about 46, deposes, concerning the codicil to the will of George Slye, Esq, late of St. Mary's County, decd, that some days after the abovesd will was executed, Mr. William Hamerley came into the room where Mr. Slye was in bed, and desired the company to leave the room, that he wanted to speak with Mr. Slye, which the whole company did, except this deponent, who remained with Mr. Hamerly. Then Mr. Hamerly said to Mr, Slye that he had made no provision for his children's personal estate in case they should die before coming to age, or without heirs. Mr. Hamersly repeated the same observation over the 2nd and 3rd time before he could move Mr. Slye. At last, Mr. Hamerly said, Mr. Slye, you do not consider your poor slaves, upon which Mr. Slye asked Mr. Hamerly, what of my poor slaves.
      Mr. Hamersley replied that if Mr. Slye died with his will as it then stood, his Negroes would be torn up and down the Country every way. Mr. Slye asked how. Mr. Hamersly replied that all your half-sisters children, the Neales, the Craycrofts, and the Boarmans, will come in for an equal share with your own sisters children. Mr. Hamersley asked Mr. Slye, after this, if he had not rather his own sisters children should come in for the estate than his half sisters children. Mr. Slye answered, I don't know, Mr. Hamersley, just as you please. Mr. Hamersley then said he would go and write a codicil, which he did, which codicil was neither sealed nor dated - This Deponent being asked by the representatives of the late Mr. Slye whether Mr. Hamersley mentioned to Mr. Lewis in the presence of her that there was an omission in Mr. Slye's will respecting the personal estate of his child or children in case of death under age or without issue, previous to his mentioning the matter to Mr, Slyer answers that she walked to the back room door with Mr. Hamersly where Mr. Lewis was, that then Mr. Hamersley spoke to Mr. Lewis, and told him that the will was not somehow, left right, but says she could not understand what Mr. Hamersley meant. Mr. Lewis' answer to Mr. Hamersley was, why did not you come sooner? If there was any worldly business to be done, it ought before that to have been settled, that as the man was dying he might die in peace. Being asked if she understood the nature of the omission in the will previous to Mr. Slye's being spoken to concerning it, she answers she really did not know the nature thereof. Being asked if she was in the room just after the codicil was executed, when Mr. Slye gave his watch to Mr. Edmund Plowden, replies she believes she was but does not positively recollect, though she remembers the watch was given to Mr. Plowden. Did this Deponent ever hear Mr_ Slye or Mr. William Matthews say that Mr. Slye had left the plantation on which he lived, to Mr. Edmund Plowden, provided he would make over to his two brothers all the lands which belonged to the sd Edmund's father, answers that to the best of her recollection, never heard either of them mention anything of the matter. Whether she heard mr. Slye say that if his child or children should die before coming of age or without lawful issue, that it was his intention that personal estate should devolve on his sister Plowden's children, she replies she never heard him say so. Did you conceive Mr. Slye to be in his senses until a few minutes before his death, replies he would answer short things well enough, and that as a dying man, his senses were as good as could be, but would ramble, and that she did not think him capable of doing business. Asked if she thought that Mr_ Slye was perfectly in his senses when he executed the codicil as he was when he executed the will, answers she does not think he was_ Have you not said that the codicil was not Mr. Slye's but Mr Hamersleys? She replies that she has said so many times. Signed - Clare Slye.
      The foregoing deposition was taken in the presence of Edmund Plowden, Francis Plowden, and Henry Neale, who intermarried with Margaret Brent Plowden, representatives of George Slye, Esq, late of St. Mary's County, decd, who acknowledged that they attended in consequence of notice being given them by Mrs. Slyer and consented that the sd deposition might be taken on Aug 4, 1785 before W_H, Jenifer, Recorded Aug 8, 1785

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