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

Elizabeth Chesley

Female 1780 - 1859  (79 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Chesley 
    Born 1780  Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1859  Lewis County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63402  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Chesley,   b. 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1805, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ashcomb Parran,   b. 1758, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1815, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Jan 1779  Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Bourne,   b. Bef 1779 
    Married 1799  Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F33985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of John Attaway Clarke, St Mary's County, 3/1/1777-12/13/1780.
      Wife: (Not named), provided she abides by my will, to have use of my dwelling plantation with the several tracts of land adjoining it and pt. of "Johnson's Neck" during her widowhood; if she lodges any claim, this bequest is void.
      Wife: 24 negroes which is the number I got with her in marriage and I always said I would give her in case she survived me.
      Wife: 1/3 of my stock; use of 3 negroes while she lives a widow; use of all household furniture and after her death to my nephew, William Somerville.
      Wife: Her choice of my chariots during her widowhood.
      Nephew: William Somerville, all the land devised for use by my wife; if he has no heirs to nephew George C. Somerville during his life and if he has no heirs to nephew, John Somerville; if he has no heirs to my oldest sister and to descend to the male heirs of my other sisters down to the youngest. For want of such heirs by the female heirs of the whole blood aforesaid, then to the heirs of my sister, Susanna Mackall Smoot.
      Nephew: William Somerville, all of my negroes and personal estate with the requirement he give my five nieces: Elizabeth and Susanna Smoot; Elizabeth Chesley; and Anne and Susanna Watts two negroes each when they arrive at age 16 or day of marriage. He is to have the residue of my estate.
      xec.: Nephew, William Somerville.
      Wit: T. DeButts.

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