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BEFORE THE COLONIES TO 1789 — VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND
Ancestors of Basil Burgess
1. Basil Burgess, son of Charles Burgess and Martha Elizabeth Waring was born in 1741 in QueenAnne Parish, Prince Georges County, MD. He died about 1786 in Oldtown, Md. He married Anna Smith in 1759 in Saint Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, MD, daughter of William Smith andLucy. She was born about 1738. She died about 1806 in Fayette County, PA. They were parents to Ursula who married John Baird.
2. Charles Burgess, son of Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Thomas was born in 1713 in PrincesGeorge's County, MD. He died in 1740 in West Philadelphia, Prince George County, Maryland. He married Martha Elizabeth Waring.
3. Martha Elizabeth Waring, daughter of Basil Waring and Martha Greenfield was born about 1717in Prince George's County, Maryland. She died about 1748.
4. Charles Burgess, son of William Burgess and Ursula Painter was born in South River Hundred,Anne Arundel County, MD. He died in 1740 in Maryland. He married Elizabeth Thomas in 1703 in Anne Arundel County, MD.
5. Elizabeth Thomas. She died in Maryland.
6. Basil Waring, son of Basil Waring and Sarah Marsham was born in 1683 in Calvert County,Maryland. He died in 1733 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Martha Greenfield in 1709 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
7. Martha Greenfield, daughter of Thomas Greenfield and Martha Truman was born in PrinceGeorge's County, Maryland. She died in 1758 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
8. William Burgess was born about 1622 in England. He died in 1685 in All Hallow's Parish, AnneArundel County, MD. He married Ursula Painter.
9. Ursula Painter. She died in 1702 in Anne Arundel County, MD.
12. Basil Waring, son of Sampson Waring and Sarah Leigh was born about 1650 in Calvert County,Maryland. He died in 1688 in Calvert County, Maryland. He married Sarah Marsham.
13. Sarah Marsham, daughter of Richard Marsham and Katherine Brent was born in 1672 inMaryland. She died in 1713 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
14. Thomas Greenfield, son of Robert Greenfield and Ann Bailey was born in 1648 in Nottingham,England. He died in 1715 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Martha Truman in 1675 in Calvert County, MD.
15. Martha Truman, daughter of James Truman and Ann Storer was born about 1660 in Nottingham,England. She died in 1739 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
24. Sampson Waring was born in 1617 in Shropshire, England. He died in 1668 in Calvert County,Maryland. He married Sarah Leigh.
25. Sarah Leigh, daughter of Francis Leigh was born about 1620 in England. She died after 1677 inMaryland.
26. Richard Marsham was born in 1628 in England. He died in 1713 in Prince George's County,Maryland. He married Katherine Brent before 1664.
27. Katherine Brent, daughter of Giles Brent and Mary Kittamaquund was born in 1649. She diedbefore 1673 in Calvert County, Maryland.
28. Robert Greenfield was born in 1606 in Nottingham, England. He married Ann Bailey.
29. Ann Bailey.
30. James Truman was born in 1622 in Nottingham, England. He died in 1672 in St. Mary's, MD. Hemarried Ann Storer.
31. Ann Storer, daughter of Arthur Storer and Katherine Babington was born in 1640 in Lincolnshire,England. She died in 1717 in Calvert County, Maryland.
50. Francis Leighwas born in England. He died in 1667 in Calvert County, Maryland.
54. Giles Brent was born in 1606 in England. He died in 1671 in Westmoreland County, Va. Hemarried Mary Kittamaquund.
55. Mary Kittamaquund, daughter of Chief of the Piscataway Kittamaquund was born about 1630 inPeace Plantation, Stafford, MD. She died about 1652 in Maryland.
62. Arthur Storer was born in 1614 in Lincolnshire, England. He married Katherine Babington.
63. Katherine Babington was born in 1613 in Leicestershire, England.
110. Chief of the Piscataway Kittamaquund.
1617 - 1806 — JAMESTOWN TO PA
1. Anna Smith, daughter of William Smith and Lucy was born about 1738. She died about 1806 inFayette County, PA. She married Basil Burgess in 1759 in Saint Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, MD, son of Charles Burgess and Martha Elizabeth Waring. He was born in 1741 in Queen Anne Parish, Prince Georges County, MD. He died about 1786 in Oldtown, Md.
2. William Smith, son of Nathan Smith and Elizabeth Coale was born in 1693 in Calvert County,Maryland. He died in 1750 in Prince's George County, Maryland. He married Lucy in 1739 in Maryland.
3. Lucy. She died after 1777 in probably Maryland.
4. Nathan Smith, son of Thomas Smith and Alice Acton was born in 1656 in Calvert County, MD. Hedied in 1710 in Calvert County, MD. He married Elizabeth Coale.
5. Elizabeth Coale, daughter of William Coale and Elizabeth Thomas was born in 1671 in AnneArundel County, Maryland.
8. Thomas Smith, son of Nathan Smith was born in Anne Arundel County, MD. He died in 1685 inAnne Arundel County, Maryland. He married Alice Acton.
9. Alice Acton, daughter of Richard Acton and Katherine Howard was born in Maryland or Viriginia.She died in 1698 in Calvert County, Maryland.
10. William Coale, son of William Coale and Sarah was born in 1633 in James River, Jamestown,Warwick Co., Virginia. He died in 1678 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Thomas in 1670 in Anne Arundel County, MD.
11. Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Philip Thomas and Sarah Harrison was born about 1653 inEngland. She died in 1724 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
16. Nathan Smith. He died in Maryland.
18. Richard Acton was born in England. He died about 1671. He married Katherine Howard.
19. Katherine Howard, daughter of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall was born in England. She diedafter 1672 in Maryland.
20. William Coale, son of Humphrey Cole and Mary Mott was born in 1592 in Tillingham, Essex,England. He died in 1669 in St Jerome's, St Mary's Co., MD. He married Sarah in 1631 in Elizabeth City,Warwick Co,VA.
21. Sarah was born about 1600. She died after 1659 in St. Jeromes,St. Marys Co.,MD.
22. Philip Thomas, son of Evan Thomas was born in 1620 in Bristol, England. He died in 1674 inAnne Arundel County, Maryland. He married Sarah Harrison before 1651 in Prob England.
23. Sarah Harrison was born in 1628 in England. She died in 1687 in Anne Arundel County,Maryland.
38. Matthew Howard was born about 1600 in England. He died in 1652 in Anne Arundel County,Maryland. He married Anne Hall.
39. Anne Hall was born in England. She died in Maryland.
40. Humphrey Cole. He married Mary Mott.
41. Mary Mott.
44. Evan Thomaswas born in 1580 in Wales. He died in 1650 in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.
1617 — Jamestown
1. WILLIAM1 COALE was born c1592 in England, and died 1669 in St Jerome's, St Mary's Co., MD. He married SARAH 1631 in Elizabeth City, Warwick Co,VA. She was born Abt. 1600, and died Aft. 1659 in St. Jeromes, St. Mary’s Co., MD.
Willis B. Coale, The Coale Family - Nine Geneartions, Volume I 1569-1955 (Pontiac, Illinois: The Johnson Press, Inc., 1976)5. Pontiac, Illinois: The Johnson Press, Inc., 1976.
As the immigrant American ancestor, William crossed the Atlantic to Virginia in 1618, not long after the start of this first permanent English settlement in the New World. (It was in 1620 that the founding up in New England would occur.) Young William, leaving home apparently for adventure, suffered first a tempestuous ocean voyage, with many fatalities from illness on board ship. Then, after the arrival he survived a fearful, surprise Indian massacre.
After becoming a well-established tobacco grower, he resettled in the newer province of Maryland. Here he became the first in a long succession of prosperous Coale planters near the waters of mid and upper Chesapeake Bay.
In April 1618, at about age 20, he embarked on a brand new sailing ship, the "Neptune", in company with a governor and a large band of prospective settlers for the still struggling Virginia colony. It was about 1625, seven years after his arrival, that according to the record, he received one of the early land grants. This was for only 50 acres. The early Virginia records reveal the name of William Cole in a census list of all inhabitants made in 1625, in order to show the "units" prepared for defense. At the time William was head of a "muster" of three persons including himself and two other men on his own plantation in Elizabeth Cittie, a section on the headland just below Jamestown. Within a few years William had moved up the north bank of the James River to Warwick County, nearer Jamestown. He married about 1631 to SARAH _______. From "Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777" (Page 207), Barnes: "Clawe, William, m. by 27 May 1677, SARAH, widow of William Cole".
Page: 21 "British Roots of Maryland Families"
1624/25 Muster of people living in Elizabeth City shows William living with Francis Cole, who arrived on the Susan in1616, and Roger Farbrase. Other sources refer to "Francis" as being his wife. No other information has been found on Francis Cole. The muster also indicates that he arrived 1618 on the "Neptune". However, the records of the Virginia Company indicate that he arrived with wife "Hester" on the "Margaret" of Bristol (no date given).
Immigration: APR 1618 Bristol, Eng. to Elizabeth City, Norfolk Co., Va. on the "Neptune" 1
Source Publication Code: 9448
Primary Immigrant: Coale, William
Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co
Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986. Page: 21
The Coale Family: Nine Generations"
1651 - Patent for removal to St. Jeromes, St. Mary's Co. included 400 acres of land, which was substantially larger than holdings in Va. It also gave him the right of service from an indentured servant.
1662 - Obtained a patent for 500 acres in Somerset Co on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake. No further information available on outcome of this venture.
The Maryland Quaker researchers claim that he moved to St. Jerome, St.Mary's County, Maryland, with his wife Sarah Beck, where he died in 1669. And, they claim that his son William was born 1633 and became the prominent Quaker in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Will of William Coale (p, St. Jerome's, SM). Date: 21 March 1669. Bequests: daughter Sarah Beech wife of Elias Beech, wife Sarah Coale, sons Richard & William & John & Charles & daughter Mary Coale.
Executrix: wife. Witnesses: Thomas Paine, Tho. Griffin. Will proved by Thomas Griffin on 17 July 1669 before John Blomfeild. Sarah Cole was granted administration on estate of William Cole. Security: Thomas Griffin. Appraisers: Thomas Griffin, Henry Penington. Nicholas Young to administer oath.
2. WILLIAM2 COALE (WILLIAM1) was born 1633 in James River, Jamestown, Warwick Co., Virginia, and died 1678 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He married ELIZABETH THOMAS 1670 in Anne Arundel County, MD, daughter of PHILIP THOMAS and SARAH HARRISON. She was born Abt. 1653 in England, and died 1724 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
In 1656 he moved to Severn, Anne Arundel Co., Md. 1657 - William heard Thomas Thurston and Josiah Coale (prominent Quaker ministers) preach and began signing his name "Coale" and became a convinced Quaker that year.
In 1660's he traveled to Virginia as a messenger of the Truth, with George Wilson, and both were imprisoned for many months. Wilson died in chains. Coale's health was impaired to the point where he never fully recovered. In April, 1672 he attended the first General Meeting for Friends in Maryland held at West River Meeting for the purpose of founding the first Yearly Meeting in Maryland.
On 25th Day, 8th Month, 1672 – He hosted a meeting attended by George Fox. 1674. He also, with Wenlock Christison, William Perrie and John Homeard, presented a petetion to the Maryland General Assembly requesting relief from the requirement of taking an oath.
Coale, William,A. A. Co.,26th Oct., 1678;
16th Feb., 1678,
To son William by former wife Hester, and hrs., “Great Bonnerstum” on West R.
To 2nd son William by sd. wife Hester, and hrs., 100 A., part of “Hickory Hills,” at 21 yrs. of age.
To wife Eliza:, execx., 300 A., part of “Portland Manor,” during life.
To son Samuel by present wife Eliza:, and hrs., 200 A., part of “Portland Manor.”
To son Philip by sd. wife Eliza., land afsd. bequeathed to wife, at her death.
To dau. Eliza:, personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
Should either of afsd. younger sons die without issue, surviving one to inherit deceased's portion. In event of death of all sons without issue, land to descend to next in line of Coale, first male, then female.
Test: Saml. Lane, Thos. Francis. 9. 92.
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 1
3. ELIZABETH3 COALE (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1671 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She married NATHAN SMITH, son of THOMAS SMITH and ALICE ACTON. He was born 1656 in Calvert County, MD, and died 1710 in Calvert County, MD.
Maryland — 1640
MARY KITTAMAQUUND: After Feb. 15, 1640[1/]. The "King" of the Piscataway "brought his daughter, seven years old ... to be educated among the English at St. Mary's, and when she shall well understand the Christian mysteries, to be washed in the sacred font of baptism. Annual Letters of the Jesuits; from the Annual Letter of 1640 in Clayton Coleman Hall ed., Narratives of Early Maryland, 1633-1684 (New York, 1910, reprinted 1946), 132.
1642 "Not long after, the young Empress (as they call her) of Piscataway was baptized in the town of St. Mary's and is being educated there, and is now a proficient in the English language. "A Narrative derived from the Letters of Ours, Out of Maryland  in Hall, ed., Narratives of Early Maryland, 133-134.
May 8, 1642 "Sold unto Mrs Mary Kitomaquund, foure kine, three yearling heifers, one yearling bullock, two bull calves, & 2. cow calves of his Lops stock, now being in the possession of mrs Margarett Brent; for the price of five thousand seven hundred wt of tob & cask, received by us of the said Mary Kitomaquund to his Lops use afore the signing hereof. And we does hereby on his Lops behalfe warrant the said Kine & their encrease unto the said mary and her assignes against all men." Signed by Giles Brent, John Lewger and William Brainthwait.
Maryland Archives 4: 271-272.
Accounts of the time claim her father, the Piscataway chief, sent her to be educated among the English, where she was adopted into the household of Margaret Brent. Her dates appear not to be recorded. Based on the record that she was 7 years old in February of 1640-41, then she would have been only 12 or 13 when married to the considerably older Giles Brent, as Giles is referred to as having a wife in the complaint filed against him following his arrest in 1645.
This marriage is substantiated by evidence given on P. 16 in "Prince William, The Story of Ist People and Its Places," a very valuable and interesting work compiled in 1941 by the WPA. Giles Brent and his Indian Princess are said to have had many children, but Giles and Mary Kittamagun's children-1. Mary m) Capt. John Fitzherbert, 2. Giles Brent, Jr. m) Mary Brent, 3. Richard Brent, d.s.p.; 4. Katherine Brent m) Richard Marsham; 5.Henry Brent; 6. Margaret Brent, d.s.p.; (from Colonial Families of the US).
Princess Mary was still living April 17, 1654, when Giles Brent, prior to making a trip to England, 'conveyed the whole of his personal estate in both Virginia and Maryland to his sister, Mary Brent, in trust, to educate his children decently and Christianly, and to allow maintenance to Mary, the wife of said Brent."
"Flowering of the Maryland Palatinate” by H.W. Newman
It was not a happy marriage for the Indian Princess, as she sustained ill-treatment at the hands of the Brents. Giles Brent, as her husband, claimed kingship of the Piscataways as well as his son and heir, Giles. Governor Bacon was using his subjects' claims as a pretense to involve the two colonies in war. "Wee have just cause to suspect (Bacon) intends to embroyle yr province in a warr and that he will make the pursuit of the Piscataway Indians his pretence to enter it and use young Giles Brent and his vaine title to his mother's Crown & Scepter of the Piscataway (as his ffather used to phrase it) to sett on ffot that Brutes Courage to head all the needy and desperate persons in these parts to our disquett.: (Ref. Maryland Archives, Vol 15, Folio 124).
2. KATHERINE2 BRENT (GILES1) was born 1649, and died Bef. 1673 in Calvert County, Maryland. She married RICHARD MARSHAM Bef. 1664. He was born 1628 in England, and died 1713 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
1806 — COOKSTOWN, PA
ANNA SMITH: Her given name was Anna per her father's will. After Basil's death Anne and her children continued to their final destination 12 miles down the river to the home of Col. Edward Cook. They probably traveled by water, landing at what is today Fayette City, PA. Col. Cook traded Anne some land for an equal value in her slaves. The widow soon erected a log house. Here she is found in the 1790 census with several of her children. All but one son appears to have left by 1800. She is buried on Townhill, Fayette City in an unmarked grave.
Her will: I. Anne Burgess, of Washington Township, Fayette Co., Being in a sick and low condition, But of sound mind and memory do hereby make, Constitute and appoint this my last will and Testament
First: I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named.
Second: It is my will and I hereby Bequeath unto my son Frances Warren Burgess the whole of my estate real and personal allowing him to pay my just debts and funeral expenses and one dollar each to my children viz: William, Amelia, Bazel, Walter, Elizabeth. Mary, Ursley and Lucy or to the husbands of these my daughters who are married 2 dollars_ I do hereby constitute and appoint John Patterson Esquire and my said son Frances Warren Burgess whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament. In testimonial of which I have here unto set my hand and seal the 5th day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and three, the words Lucy were read before signing
Anne Burgess (Her mark)
Signed, sealed and declared to be the last will and testament of Anne Burgess before to the 5th day of December 1803. Edward Cook, Andrew Brown, William Cunningham Fayette Co.. SS
This 11th day of March Ammo Domini 1806 before me Alexander McLAIN Register for the Probate of Wills and Drawing Letters of Administration in and for said Co. personally came Andrew Brown and on his Solemn oath did declare that he saw the testatrix sign seal and acknowledge the foregoing as and for her last will and Testament. That she was at time of doing the said in sound mind and memory to the best of his knowledge and belief, that he knew of no undue influence used to thrawt her inclination or any later will made by her the rest of her life this the 12th . Edward Cook Esquire appeared and on oath declared the same-Under my had and seal of office this 12th day of March 1806
Alexander McClain, Register Recorded and Compare 12th March 1805
5. URSULA5 BURGESS (BASIL4, CHARLES3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1778 in prob Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, MD, and died Aft. 1840 in Fayette County, PA. She married JOHN BAIRD 1803 in Prob. near Ripley, OH, son of THOMAS BEARD and NANCY. He was born 1776, and died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Fayette County, PA.
1740-1786 — Maryland to Pennsylvania
The Family Tradition as Told by Franklin Smith Farquhar
In Maryland, he set up a gun-smithy for himself. Her he made guns for the local trade and for sale to those going into the wilderness, close at hand. Here at Hagerstown he was married and raised a Family of ten children. Later he moved to Oldtown, Maryland. What he did there my mother could not say, unless it was to prepare for a long-talked of trip into the western wilderness, so close at hand yet so far away.
It was over the Braddock Trail that Basil and his wife fared forth "for the West" with all their wordily possessions. Among such possessions were 12 Negro slaves and a "Nail keg full of Continental money," which money had but recently been made worthless by the American Revolution. What else they had I can only imagine. My mother told me the legend of the family was that their effects consisted mostly of cooking utensils-pots and pans, knives and forks, dishes, ladles, dippers made of gourd, and bedding and clothing, axes, shovels, rakes, and such other material of a domestics nature. All these things were hauled in carts and wagons pulled by horses, and in charge of the slaves at hand.
All went well until they reached the "tops of the Mountains" as my mother put it. What mountains she did not know, for there are many such Mountain en route. But somewhere beyond, in the line of march, the husband, Basil, sickened and died. In an improvised grave he was buried by the wayside. After the funeral the widow journeyed on. They must have passed Wills Fort (now Cumberland, Maryland); The Great Crossing
(Summerfield): Great Meadows (Fort Necessity); Gists (Dunbar, Pennsylvania) and come at last to Fort Byrd, or Redstone (now Brownsville Pennsylvania) on the banks of the Mongahela River. For all of these points, known of old, are on the line of travel, even to this day.
It would be interesting to know how they got to their final destination a the home of Col. Edward Cook, distant 12 miles down the river. But we may assume that as travel now was by water, they embarked, with all Thier property on a flat boat and floated the rest of their way home. Where they landed would also be interesting to know. but we assume it must have been at a point later to be named Freeport (now Fayette City, Pennsylvania) for it was near there that the widow later established her home.
It might be pertinent to ask why did the widow visit a the home of Edward Cook? She had good reasons. Basil Burgess and Col, Cook had been friends in Maryland. While Cook had come from Franklin Co., Pennsylvania. he had interest in Maryland. And we can only assume that it was though Cook that Basil had decided to come into his own in this new land west of the Mountains. So, the husband having died en route, what would be more to the point than that she should call on Cook in the distress of this her hour of need.
Col. Cook welcomed the widow to his fine house for rest and recuperation. In the meantime he traded her some of his land for an equal value in slaves. Whether he took all of them, my mother did not know, for feeding that number of men in the wilds was quite a problem then, although much of the food of the pioneers was obtained from the woods by going after it.
(Note: In the census of a latter date Ann Burgess still has four slaves)
This land that Cook had traded to her was a part of the present late James Mongomery farm, close to Fayette City Pennsylvania. Being a woman of great energy, the widow lost no time in erecting a log house. She had brought a number of her children with her and they all helped in the work of cutting down the trees and constructing the new home. in which she spent the rest of her life. The foundations of the home where still visible in the early part of the 20th century, they stood close by a spring near the present Montgomery house, built in the early 1870s. (note; House past Little Redstone Meth. church in Redstone Pennsylvania)
She was a strong hearty woman, this Granny Burgess. According to some of her descendants she was the most remarkable women of her times in all the Co. round. She was buried in the free cemetery on Townhill, Fayette City Pennsylvania. with no monument to mark her grave.