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

Judith Townley

Female Abt 1692 - 1722  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Judith Townley 
    Born Abt 1692  Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1722  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8989  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Family Townley 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Warren,   b. 1 Oct 1687, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1714, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married Between 6 Aug 1709 and 20 Nov 1711  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Warren,   b. Abt 1711, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1764, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Warren,   b. Abt 1712, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Bruce,   b. Abt 1688, Liverpoole, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1737, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1715  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Bruce,   b. Abt 1716, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Townley Bruce,   b. Abt 1720, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1750, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     3. Charles Bruce,   b. Abt 1720, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1758, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Bruce,   b. Abt 1720, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F6175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newman, William, Chas. Co. 21st Feb., 1710-11; 3rd Aug., 1714.
      To wife Mary, extx., entire estate, real and personal.
      Test: *Mary Contee, Judith Warren, D. Dulany. 13. 736,

      Proceedings show that at date of proving will Mary Contee had become Mary Hemsley, Mary Warren, daughter of prominent John and Judith Warren, from a gentry English family known for their castles in England. Mary was granddaughter to Margaret Townley, a Colonial Dame. The Warrens were likewise wealthy people, descendents of a London merchant and roots back to the Magna Carta
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      Lynes, Ann, Chas. County, 20th Nov., 1711; 17th Dec., 1711
      To Mary Chismund and hrs., goddau. Ann, dau. of James Tyre; Anne Hoskins, wife of Col. Philip Hoskins; Frances wife of Col. Rice Hoe, in Va.; Major Walter Story, Sarah Story, dau. of sd. Walter and Mary, his wife; Robert Yates; Mary, wife of Philemon Hemsley; Rice Hooe and hrs; Judith, wife of John Warren; Eliza:, wife of Benjamin Douglass, and Mary, dau. of Joseph and Penelope Douglas., personalty.
      To: Robert Yates, Brittish boy John Radfield., in payment of debt due by late husband.,
      To: John, eld. son of Col. John Seymour (late governor), and his hrs., 1000 A., "Belleconnell," on Elk R.
      Ex,: Maj. Walter Story,
      Test: Michael Martin, Matthew Scarborough., Henry Ayres. 13. 325.
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      John Warren 3.16 A CH £164.12.0 £214.3.8 May 6 1720
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £123.15.0.
      Received from: John Lofton, Robertt King, John Steuart, John Duley.
      Payments to: Samuell Love, Darby Ocane, Capt. Thomas Dent, Mr. Samuel Hanson, John Sanders, Gerard Ocain, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Dr. Pelletear, Mr. Manning, Samuell Hanson, Benjamin Warren, John Neal.
      Distribution to (equally): 2 children (unnamed).
      Executrix: Judith Bruce (relict), now wife of John Bruce.
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      Judith Townley Warren Bruce also had a daughter, Francis Bruce. In her 19 Apr 1723 deed, Mary Hemseley lists four children of her sister, Judith Bruce, of whom, Francis is called her eldest daughter. Furthermore, if any of the (Bruce) children died, their part was to go to sd Francis Bruce. The account of John Bruce filed 04 May 1738 indicates 5 children. Counting Williamson Bruce from his subsequent marriage to Sarah Williamson, that suggests that Francis was still living in 1738. I suspect that she married and, like her siblings, had a number of descendents with Townley as a first or middle name. Documentation, though is key, and I am still looking. David Rigg [rigg@number-one.org]
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 84
      27 Jan 1715/6; Recorded at request of John Bruce:
      21 Jan 1715; Indenture from Judith Warren, widow, relict of John Warren, dec'd, to John Bruce; for 5s; a parcel of land on the Wicomico River formerly granted Thomas Hatton, Gent.; bequeathed by John Warren to his widow Judith; containing 500 acres; /s/ Judith Warren (mark); wit. Jno. Fendall, Geo. Dent; ack. by Judith Warren 10 Jan 1715
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 285-14: WEST HATTON: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Warren, John: Surveyed 22 June 1663 for Thomas Hatton on the West side of Wicomico River.: Other notes - 500 Acres - John Bruce from Judith Warren 21 Jan 1715,
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 84.
      Know that I, Mary Hemsley of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, widow, for the love I have for my sister, Mrs. Judith Bruce of CC decd, I give unto her 4 children, viz
      To Charles Bruce, eldest son of the afd Judith - 1 Negro boy called Toney, aged about 5 years.
      To Townley Bruce, youngest son - a Negro boy named Nacey, aged about 16 months, both being the sons ofa Negro woman called Jeany.
      To Francis [sic] Bruce, eldest daughter of the afd Judith - a Negro girl called Bett, daughter of a Negro woman called Sarah, aged about 2 years.
      To Eliza Bruce, youngest daughter - a Negro girl called Sarah, daughter of a Negro woman called Dubba, aged about 2 years.
      If any of the aforementioned children dies, their part to sd Francis Bruce, & in case of her death, to the afd Charles Bruce.
      In case of both of their deaths, to the surviving heirs of the afd Mrs. Judith Bruce.
      Signed Apr 19, 1723 - Mary Hemseley.
      Wit - James Rutherford, Wm Rogers, David Rutherford. Recorded Apr 22, 1723.
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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 294. [Faded]
      At the request of Colo John Fendall,of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jul 31, 1732. (See farther in relation to this deed in Liber S No. 2 folio 67 & 8}
      Dec 13, 1731 from James Wotton of Ogburn St George in the County of Wilts in Great Britain, Clerke, and Frances, his wife (lately called Frances Townley, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Mary Rogers decd, formerly called Mary Contee of CC (widow), to John Fendall of CC, Esq. William Marshall, late of CC, decd, by virtue of a patent dated Mar 20, 1650 for 500 acres commonly called Marsh Land, lying in CC on the west side of Wicciccmico [Wicomico] River, bounded by Sd Wm Marshall, by his deed of 1663, sold to Walter Bayne, late of CC, decd, the afd tract, except for 50 acres and part of the 500 acres mentioned in the deed by sd Marshall to John Clark decd, by means of which sd conveyance the afd Walter Bayne became seized in fee to 450 acres, part of the afd 500 acres & thereby died possessed, which sd 450 acres ascended to John Bayne, son & heir of Walter Bayne, who likewise died thereof possessed, by who demise the land escended to Walter Bayne, son and heir at law to the afd jonn Bayne, which sd Walter Bayne last mentioned, by his deed dated Jun 1, 1700, he conveyed the land to the afd Mary Contee called Mary Rogers, died thereby seized, without isue and intestate, whereby the land descended to the heirs of Judith Bruce, late of CC, decd, lately called Judith Townley, one of the sisters & co-heirs of the afd Mary .. Now this deed witnesses that sd James Wotton & Frances, his wife, for 112 £10 shillings sterling money of Great Britain, they sell to sd John Fendall, one moiety or half part of the 450 acres. Signed - James Wotton, Frances Wotton. Wit - Francis Buckeridge, John Lucas.
      We, James Wotton and Frances, my wife, appointed George Dent, Robt Hanson, Gustavus Brown, & Samuel Hanson of CC, Gent, or any 2 of them, our attorneys, to acknowledge the within deeds to John Fendall. Signed Dec 13, 1731 - James Wotton, Frances Wotton. Wit - Francis Buckeridge, John Lucas.
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      Liverpool, England to Annapolis, Maryland 18 October 1716
      A List of the Rebell prisoners transported into this province in the
      Ship Good Speed, on the 18th Day of October, Anno Domini 1716, with
      the names of the persons who purchased them:

      Prisoners Names. Purchasers.
      Tho. Hume Judith Bruce

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