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

John Chesley

Male 1754 - 1805  (51 years)


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  • Name John Chesley 
    Born 1754  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1805  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63437  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Father John Chesley,   b. 1704, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1767, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Williamson,   b. Bef 1732, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1748  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 15 Jan 1779  Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Chesley,   b. 1780, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Lewis County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     2. Robert Chesley,   b. 1782, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1826, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     3. William Fitzhugh Chesley,   b. 1783, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1843, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     4. Catherine Chesley,   b. 26 Nov 1786, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1828, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     5. John Parran Chesley,   b. Abt 1788, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Frances Chesley,   b. 1790, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Charlotte Chesley,   b. 1790, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     8. Clarissa Chesley,   b. 29 Jan 1792, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1867, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     9. Harriett Chesley,   b. 1794, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     10. Alexander Parran Chesley,   b. 1796, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1851, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)  [natural]
     11. Caroline Chesley,   b. 1798, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F33980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      CHESLEY, JOHN, St Mary's Co. 24 Jan 1765; 24 Dec 1767
      To wife Elizabeth Chesley, use of all my lands in St Mary's Co.
      To son Chesley, 20 pounds sterling, Negro Bob.
      To dau. Elizabeth Pile, mulatto woman now in her possession named Beck and 5 pounds sterling.
      To son John Chesley after my wife's decease, all lands I possess in St Marys Co.,viz., tract called "Crockburne, 350 acres, tract called 'Crockburns Marsh," 17 ½ acres, and tract called "Crockburns Swamp, 17 ½ acres; also "Crockburns Island," 13 acres; tract called Hard Fortune,' 62 acres; part of tract called 'Indian Creek with Addition," 36 acres; part of another tract called "Canoe Neck," 17 ½ acres. If he die without issue then to son James Chesley and if he dies without heirs then to son Alexander Chesley.
      Remainder of estate after wife's thirds to my six children by my present wife, named John, James, Elizbeth, Mary, Alexander and Rebecca.
      Extx.: wife Elizabeth Chesley.
      Wit: Benjamin Edwards, Caleb Dossey, Wm. Hancock. 36.341
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      Will of Elizabeth Chesley, widow, SMC, 12/3/1773-4/4/1785.
      Son: John Chesley, the gold watch that belonged to his father.
      Son: Thomas Chesley, 250 pounds sterling at the age of 21. If he dies before that time, to be divided between my children, Alexander Chesley, Elizabeth Chesley, Mary Chesley, Rebecca Chesley, and Ann Chesley.
      Late Husband: John Chesley did not make provisions for his daughter, Ann Chesley, and his son, Thomas Chesley. I think it is incumbent on me to supply that defect in his will.
      I, therefore, give my daughter, Ann Chesley, one equal moiety or one half
      part of the residue and remainder of my estate to be paid to her at the age
      of 16 or day of marriage. The other one half part of the balance of my
      estate is to be paid to my son, Thomas Chesley, at the age of 21.
      Exec., Brother Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson of Frederick Co., MD.
      Wit: Charles Somerset Smith, Joseph Noble Baynes, John Perrie. (St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1776-1791 by Linda Reno and Joann Humphries)Maryland Militia - was appointed lieutenant, 1777, by the Council of the
      State of Maryland, belonging to the lower battalion of St. Mary's County

      Delegate from Maryland to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
      in 1788

      Purchased 1000 acres on the Cedar River in Prince William County, VA
      === Tom Jennings & Linda Reno

      12/10/1799, Centinel of Liberty, D.C.: For Sale. The estate whereon I now
      reside called Point Patience, 450 ac., Calvert County. It is within 12
      hours run to Baltimore and within a day and 1/2 easy riding to the Federal
      City or Annapolis. Describes house and buildings, etc. Another 450 ac.
      lying within two miles of the above, chiefly wood land, adjoining the land
      of Col. John Plater now for sale. John Chesley, 11/11/1799.

      John Chesley, late of Md. died Aug 1 at his seat in Prince William Co. in
      Va., leaving a wife & many children. Refs. BFG 8/6/1805

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