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

Elizabeth Costen

Female 1680 - 1745  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Costen 
    Born Nov 1680  Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Nov 1745  Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I98364  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Family William Townsend,   b. 2 Sep 1674, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1736, Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1696  Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F45089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will made 21 September 1745, probated 02 November 1745; will book archives volume A 102, Liber A, page 51, folios 490-491, Sussex Co., Delaware
      Abstract: Elisabeth Townsend, Widow:
      heirs Name: sons Steven, Costin, Solomon and Charles Townsend;
      daus. Elisabeth Deputy and Abigail Clendaniel;
      grandsons William Townsend (son of Steven), Costin and Charles Townsend;
      granddaus.Betty, Sarah and Mary Deputy, Sarah Townsend (dau of Steven), Betty Townsend (dau of Solomon) Elisabeth Townsend (dau of Steven); Mary Clendaniel
      Exec/Trus Name: loving son
      Wit Name: Thomas David, Thomas Lay, Rebecca Lay
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      Benton, Comfort, widow, Somerset Co. 25th June, 1735 ; 17th Nov., 1736.
      Testator revokes deed of gift drawn by John Fisher 22 Feb., 1700.
      To daus. Eliza. Townsend and Esther Tull, 1s. each.
      To dau. Amy Costen, use of seventeen negroes and all other personal estate during life (with exception of three negroes).
      To son Isaac Costen, certain personalty after decease of his sister Amy.
      To Stephen son of Stephen Costen, dec'd., personalty.
      To grandsons Mathias, Benton, Ezekiel, Oliver, Ahab and Isaac
      To son Costen, and Stephen son of John Tull, decd., grand-daus. Elizabeth dau, of Stephen Costen, dec'd., Esther and Mary Ann Costen and Comfort dau. of Isaac Costen, personalty after decease of dau. Amy.
      To grand-dau. Comfort dau. of Stephen Costen, and to grand- dau. Mary Costen, personalty.
      To six youngest child. of son. Stephen Costen, viz.: Matthias, Elizabeth, Esther, Ann Mary, Benton and Ezekiel, certain personalty that was their father's.
      To son Isaac Costen, ex., certain personalty, at his decease to his son Oliver. Residue of estate after decease of dau. Amy; charge of sd. dau's estate, and the orphans of son Stephen.
      To Isaac Costen's child., viz.: Oliver, Ahab, Isaac, Comfort and Mary, personalty.
      Test: John Benson, Samuel Handy, Jr., Stephen Handy. 21. 735.
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      daughter of Stephen Costen and Comfort Furnis.

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