Abigail DementAbt 1680 - 1709 (~ 29 years)
Name Abigail Dement Birth Abt 1680 St. Mary's County, Maryland Gender Female Death 1709 St. Mary's County, Maryland Person ID I99234 Tree1 Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Father George Dement, b. Bef 1651, England d. 15 Mar 1703, Charles County, Maryland - inventory (Age > 52 years) Relationship natural Mother Mary MNU Dement, b. Bef 1655 d. Charles County, Maryland Relationship natural Marriage Charles County, Maryland Family ID F8954 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Thomas Dyson, b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland d. 24 Mar 1759, Charles County, Maryland - probate (Age 80 years) Family ID F2859 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Family 2 Matthew Tennison, b. 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland d. 1753, St. Mary's County, Maryland (Age 100 years) Marriage Bef 1709 St. Mary's County, Maryland Family ID F7544 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Waters, John, St. Mary's County, 26th Feb., 1692
To sons James, Joseph, and Lewis and their hrs, 50 A., Bristol," and 100 A.., "James Gift."
to sons Thomas and William, sd. lands in event of death of sons afsd. without issue.
to son John, personalty.
to wife Penelope, extx., residue of personal estate during widowhood; in event of her marriage to be divided among 7 child.
Test: Jno. Dent., Jno. Harrison., Geo. Dimond. 6. 30.
Shirley [AntiqueDish@jps dot net]
[MDCHARLE-L] ABIGAIL DEMENT Thu 11/20/2003 11:52 AM
The last e-mail I sent thru was regarding Thomas Swann and James Dyson marrying Abigail Dement. And I want to now correct that information.
I don't think the Abigail Dement d/o George Dement, Sr., married Thomas Swann and James Dyson.
Based upon this information:
Aug 1706; While living at the home of Henry Norris, Abigail Diamond was charged and convicted in Charles County, of having a bastard child; she made oath that Thomas Dyson, Jr., was the father [CCLrB#2.245]; in 1709 she had another childe out of wedlock whom she said was the s/o Matthew Tennison [CCLR B#2.609].
I don't think Abigail would have had a child with Thomas Dyson, Jr. in 1706 and then turned around and married his son James in 1745.
Abigail would have been 20 to 30 years older than James Dyson if you give him a birthdate of 1720, which the Dyson researchers do. And the Diamond/Dement researchers give a birthdate of between 1680 - 1690 for Abigail.
So the question remains, who is the Abigail MNU, that married Thomas Swann and James Dyson?
Sallie Cannon just sent me the following on Abigail Diamond/Dement, she is called a Spinster.
=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
Sep. 1706 - Charles Co., Md. Court. Abigail Dyamond, spinster, and Thomas Dyson, Jr., appeared in Court, and it was proved to the Court by the Oath of George Dyamond, brother
to the said Abigail, that the said Thomas Dyson had fraudulently deceived and deluded the said Abigail under a promise of marriage. The Court ordered that Thomas Dyson, Jr., pay unto the said Abigail Dyamond the sum of 1200 pounds of tobacco for the abuse of her body in begetting the bastard child aforsaid plus 900 pounds of tobacco a year for 5 years.
Dyson was also ordered to enter his recognizance with good security in the sum of 40 pounds sterling to save the County or Parish harmless from maintaining the said bastard child, and to pay all the fees due to the officers of this Court. The Court then ordered that Abigail Dyamond be fined 600 pounds of tobacco for her offense. Thereupon into Court
came Edward Davis and assumed upon himself to pay the sum aforesaid.
Thomas Dyson, Jr., and Thomas Dyson, Sr .. his security. of Charles Co., planters, then acknowledged themselves bound, jointly and severally, in the sum of 40 pounds sterling,
the condition of their recognizance being that the said Thomas Dyson, Jr., do hold harmless Charles Co. from any damage or prejudice that may arise on account of the maintenance
of a certain bastard child begotten by him on the body of Abigail Dyamond. and that he pay the fees due to the officers of this Court.
Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber B No.2, p. 254.
Aug. 1709 - Charles County, Maryland. Court. Abigail Diamond, Spinster, of Charles County, Maryland.. was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of having a bastard child. The Sheriff brought her in to the Aug. 1709 Court where she "confessed," and when demanded of her who was the father of the said bastard child, she swore under oath that it was Matthew Tennison. The Sheriff was then ordered by the Court to take up ye said Abigail Diamond and carry her to ye whipping post and ther strip her naked from the waist upwards, and to give her 12 lashes well laid on upon her bare back for her offense against Almighty God. The Court then ordered the Clerk to issue a summons for Matthew Tennison to appear at the next court to be held on ye second Tuesday in November next to answer the charges of Abigail Diamond.
Source: Charles County, Maryland. Court and Land Records, Liber B No. 2, Page 609-610.
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