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  • ID: I4602
  • Name: Thomas Speake
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: Speake
  • Suffix: , Tailor
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 7D0D15D7A2D5CC47B2113713B445D2EBC3B8
  • Change Date: 2 Feb 2009
  • Note:
    Notes:
    The Maryland Calendar Of Wills Compiled And Edited by Jane Baldwin (Jane Baldwin Cotton) Wills From 1635 (Earliest probated) To 1685 Volume I; Family Line Publications Westminster, Maryland 1988, p. 101
    Speak, Thomas, St Mary's Co., -- --- ----; 6th Aug., 1681.
    To wife Eliza:, all lands during widowhood.
    " son John, sd. lands at marriage or death of wife afsd.
    Ex. Brother-in-law James Bouring, who is to care for other child of testator.
    Test: Richd. Edelen, Thos. Sickes. 2. 160.

    Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1679-1686 Libers 6, 7a, 7b, 8, compiled by V. L. Skinner, p. 56
    Thomas Speake 8.256 I SM 10.12.3 Aug 15 1681
    Appraisers: Robert Guine, Francis Groves.

    Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1679-1686 Libers 6, 7a, 7b, 8, compiled by V. L. Skinner, p. 58
    Thomas Speake 8.274 A SM #10123 #12061 Oct 12 , (1682)
    Payments to: Mr. Richard Hobart, Dr. Hodgeson, -- Maddox, James Bowling, Dennis Haskelong, Thomas Marshall, John Barvis, Samuell Dobson.
    Executor: James Bowling.

    Thomas SPEAK
    Sex: M
    Christening: 1 Jan 1634 Downham, Lancashire, England
    Father: Joannis SPEAK
    Messages:
    Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
    Source Information:
    Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
    C004672 1606-1653 1068833 Film 6909148 Film
    C004672 1766-1800 1068833 Film 6909148 Film

    Thomas SPEAKE
    Sex: M
    Marriage(s):
    Spouse: Grace SHACKLETON
    Marriage: 7 Apr 1656 Downham, Lancashire, England
    Messages:
    Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
    Source Information:
    Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
    M004671 1655-1722 0093719 Film 6909149 Film

    Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 4, Summer 1984
    THOMAS SPEAKE JR: IS HE THOMAS OF ST MARYS? By John S Morris III
    On June 29, 1709, a half interest in the Currioman Plantation which had been left to Thomas if he survived was sold by John Gerrard to John Chilton95. The deed recites the language of Col Speke's will about the transfer of the property if Thomas died. The deed stated that Col Speke's godson, Thomas Gerrard, had died without issue so that his half interest had vested in John Gerrard, the next youngest brother of Thomas Gerrard. The deed further stated that John Gerrard had died, leaving the half interest in Currioman to his son, John, who was the grantor in the deed.96
    95 Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No 4, pp 212-219
    96 John Gerrard's father left no will in Westmoreland Co so the interest passed by interstate succession

    From: lreno@erols.com (Linda Reno)
    To: Plattshirl@aol.com (Shirley Platt)
    Col. Thomas Speke patented 900 ac. at Curryoman Bay in Westmoreland Co., VA on 9/16/1651 and in his will dated 12/1/1659 left the land to his son Thomas but stated that if Thomas died without heirs, half was to go to his brother, John Speke and the other half to his godson, Thomas Gerard (the youngest son of Col. Thomas Gerard) and in case of his death, to John, the next youngest son of Thomas Gerard. The land descended to John Gerard who sold it to John Chilton who made his will 11/15/1706. Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. I (CD #186). Meaning all of the heirs but John Gerard died before 1706.
    I guess this destroys the theory that Thomas Speake who married Elizabeth Bowling was the son of Col. Thomas Speke who married Frances Gerard, correct?
    Linda Reno

    p. 131, Charles County Court and Land Records, Volume I
    Liber B, page 88.
    James Boulin, Pit, by his atty. Mr. Tho. Lomax; Mr. Arthur Turner, Def.; referral requested and granted.
    Thomas Speake, by his atty. Mr. Thomas Lomax, Pit; Mr. Arthur Turner, Def.; letter of atty. by Thomas Speake, tailor, appointing atty.; 29 Jan 1662; /s/ Thomas Speake (mark); wit. Josias Fendall, George Taylor; Turner indebted for 193# of tobacco.
    Bill binding Arthur Turner, gent, to pay Speake 193# of tobacco; dated 4 Dec 1662; /s/ Art Turner; wit. James Boulin (mark); defendant confesses judgment; court orders payment

    Speake family association web page:
    EARLY HISTORY
    Over three centuries ago colonial settler Thomas Speake and his wife, Elizabeth Bowling started their family in St Mary's County, now a part of Charles County, Maryland.
    As the family grew, Speakes spilled into Virginia and were soon joining pioneer trail blazers in the migrations to Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama.
    Now, three thundered years later, descendants of the immigrant settler have joined together in the The Speak/e/s Family Association to attempt to trace all the different branches of the family and publish a genealogy of the Speak/e/s family.
    The name Speke is of English origin but over the years in this country many variations have been used, Speke, Spake, Speak, Speaks, Speake, Speakes, Speek and Speeks. The Speak/e/s Family Association believe that most people in the United States who can trace their Speak/e/s line back to 1850 are probably descendants of the English immigrant settler Thomas Speake who settled in that part of St Mary's County; Maryland which is now in Charles County.
    By researching early colonial records, we know that Thomas Speake settled in St Mary's about 1660. He married Elizabeth Bowling. Thus began the history of our family.
    Thomas and Elizabeth were the parents of two sons, John and Bowling, who are the progenitors of many different branches of the Speak/e/s name.
    John, the first born, married Winifred Wheeler. They had five children. Bowling, the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth, married Mary Benson. They had four children. (number of children not correct)

    The third generation, grandchildren of Thomas and Elizabeth, are as follows: (These are not correct.)

    CHILDREN OF JOHN AND WINIFRED (WHEELER) SPEAKE
    1) James;
    2) Thomas, died 1767, married Jane Maddox, daughter of Edward Maddox;
    3) John, died 1775, married Elizabeth Wade;
    4) Richard, 1698-1749, married Theodosia Wade, a sister of Elizabeth who married John;
    5) Jane, married E Maddox (Maddocke)

    CHILDREN OF BOWLING AND MARY (BENSON) SPEAKE
    1) Edward, born ca 1730;
    2) Thomas Bowling, born ca 1731;
    3) John, born ca 1734, married Rebecca Beckham;
    4) Nicholas;
    http://wsnet.com/~bruceb/sfah~1.htm
    1 2
  • Birth: 1 JAN 1634/35 in Downham, Lancashire, England 2
  • Death: BEF 6 AUG 1681 in St Mary's County, MD 2
  • Probate: 6 AUG 1681 St Mary's County, MD
  • Event: Ancestors of Nancy Ann Speake Research Notes
  • Note:
    Notes:
    Here are my raw notes-remember, not all is proven.
    Ancestors of Nancy Ann Speake
    Generation No. 1
    1. Nancy Ann Speake, born 1765; died 1852. She was the daughter of 2. John Speake and 3. Ann Taylor. She married (1) John Brawner.
    Generation No. 2
    2. John Speake, born Abt. 1720; died 1774. He was the son of 4. Richard Speakes and 5. Theodosia Wade. He married 3. Ann Taylor.
    3. Ann Taylor, born 1721; died 1774.
    Children of John Speake and Ann Taylor are:
    i. Robert Speake, born 1744; married Lucretia Mason.
    ii. Henry Speake, born 1745; died 1795; married Eleanor Milborn.
    iii. George Speake, born Abt. 1758; died 1828; married Jemima Gaines Hurt.
    1 iv. Nancy Ann Speake, born 1765; died 1852; married John Brawner.
    Generation No. 3
    4. Richard Speakes, born 1698; died 1749 in Of Charles County, MD (Source: "John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin" By Wesley E. Pippenger, 1990, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Private publish). He was the son of 8. John Speake and 9. Winifred Wheeler. He married 5. Theodosia Wade. More About Richard Speakes: Land: 28 November 1720, Reserve from parents ("Early Charles County Maryland Settlers 1658-1745", Marlene Strawser Bates & F. Edward Wright.)
    5. Theodosia Wade, born 1700; died 1758 in Of Charles County, MD. She was the daughter of 10. Richard Wade and 11. Mary Unknown.
    Children of Richard Speakes and Theodosia Wade are:
    i. Capt. Thomas Speake, born Abt. 1719; married Sarah Lindsey.
    2 ii. John Speake, born Abt. 1720; died 1774; married Ann Taylor.
    iii. Mary Speake, born Abt. 1722.
    iv. Theodosia Speake, born 1724.
    v. Elizabeth Speake, born 1726; married (1) Richard Manning; married (2) Joseph Manning.
    vi. Winnifred Speake, born 1728.
    vii. Hezekiah Speake, born 1730; died 1771; married Theodosia Barnes.
    viii. Richard Speake, born 1732.
    ix. George Speake, born 1735; died 1762; married (1) Mary Meeks; married (2) Mary Barnes (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p25); born Bet. 1730-1744.
    x. Jane Speake, born 1736; married William Gardner.
    xi. William Speake, born 1740; married Mary Halsip (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p26). More
    About William Speake and Mary Halsip: Marriage: (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p26)
    xii. Joseph H. Speake, born 1747; died 1795; married Cordelia Speakes (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p25); born 1764. More About Joseph Speake and Cordelia Speakes: Marriage: (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p25)
    xiii. Capt. Francis Speake ("John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin" By Wesley E. Pippenger, 1990, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Private publish.), born 1748 (Source: "John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin" By Wesley E. Pippenger, 1990, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Private publish); died 1802; married Mary Massey Abt. 1778 (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p25); born 1757 ("John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin" By Wesley E. Pippenger, 1990, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Private publish). More About Capt. Francis Speake: Land: Sailor's Retreat More About Francis Speake and Mary Massey: Marriage: Abt. 1778 (Speak/e/s Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p25)
    Generation No. 4
    8. John Speake, born 1665; died Bef. 01 January 1730/31 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Probaty Records, Inventories, 1673-1753, (LDS Microfilm #137400/3375-04). Has his death 20 May 1732 Thomas Speak and Edward Maddox, kin. Jno Speak and Richard Speak, execx). He was the son of 16. Thomas Speake and 17. Elizabeth Bowling. He married 9. Winifred Wheeler 1685 in MD. More About John Speake: Occupation: Innkeeper
    9. Winifred Wheeler (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.), born March 1662/63 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.); died 1732. She was the daughter of 18. John Wheeler and 19. Mary Unknown. More About Winifred Wheeler: Land: Plimoth from her father ("Early Charles County Maryland Settlers 1658-1745", Marlene Strawser Bates & F. Edward Wright)
    Children of John Speake and Winifred Wheeler are:
    i. James Speakes, born Abt. 1691 in MD.
    ii. Thomas Speakes, born Abt. 1693 in MD; married Jane Maddox. More About Thomas Speakes: Land: 28 November 1720, Reserve from parents ("Early Charles County Maryland Settlers 1658-1745", Marlene Strawser Bates & F. Edward Wright.)
    iii. John Speake, born 1695 in MD; died 1775; married Elizabeth Wade.
    4 iv. Richard Speakes, born 1698; died 1749 in Of Charles County, MD; married Theodosia Wade.
    v. Jane Speake, born Abt. 1700; married Edward Maddox in Charles County, MD; born 1691 in Charles County, MD; died 1771. More About Edward Maddox and Jane Speake: Marriage: Charles County, MD
    10. Richard Wade, born Bet. 1620-1678; died Bef. 18 September 1727 in Charles County, MD (Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol 6). He was the son of 20. Zachary Wade and 21. Female Hinson. He married 11. Mary Unknown.
    11. Mary Unknown
    Children of Richard Wade and Mary Unknown are:
    i. Robert Wade
    ii. Elizabeth Wade, married John Speake; born 1695 in MD; died 1775.
    iii. Zachariah Wade
    iv. Jeanette Wade, married Unknown Godfrey.
    v. Mary Wade, married Unknown Manning.
    5 vi. Theodosia Wade, born 1700; died 1758 in Of Charles Co, MD; married Richard Speakes.
    Generation No. 5
    16. Thomas Speake, born Abt. 1645 in England; died Bef. 06 August 1681 in of SMC, MD (Calendar of Wills, Mayland, Vol 1). He was the son of 32. Johannnis Speake and 33. Elizabeth Bieseley. He married 17. Elizabeth Bowling Bef. 1665.
    17. Elizabeth Bowling, born Abt. 1648. She was the daughter of 34. Hugonis Bowling and 35. Unknown.
    Notes for Thomas Speake:
    Fact 1: 06 August 1681, Will, SMC, MD
    More About Elizabeth Bowling:
    Fact 1: came to MD from England bef 1670
    Children of Thomas Speake and Elizabeth Bowling are:
    8 i. John Speake, born 1665; died Bef. 01 January 1730/31 in Charles County, MD; married (1) Winifred Wheeler 1685 in MD; married (2) Mary Semmes Aft. 1870 in MD.
    ii. Bowling Speake, born Abt. 1673 in SMC. MD (Charles Higdon via mail); died 1750 in Charles County, MD (Charles Higdon via mail); married Mary Benson; born Bet. 1673-1680.
    18. John Wheeler He married 19. Mary Unknown.
    19. Mary Unknown
    Children of John Wheeler and Mary Unknown are:
    i. John Wheeler (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers), born 1654 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.).
    ii. James Wheeler (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.), born 16 December 1656 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.).
    iii. Thomas Wheeler (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.), born 18 March 1660/61 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.).
    9 iv. Winifred Wheeler, born March 1662/63 in Charles County, MD; died 1732; married (1) James Semmes; married (2) John Speake 1685 in MD.
    v. Ignatius Wheeler (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.), born May 1665 in Charles County, MD (Charles County, MD Court and Land Libers.).
    20. Zachary Wade, died Bef. 25 May 1677 in of Chas County, MD (Source: Calendar of Wills, Mayland, Vol 1). He married 21. Female Hinson.
    21. Female Hinson
    Children of Zachary Wade and Female Hinson are:
    10 i. Richard Wade, born Bet. 1620-1678; died Bef. 18 September 1727 in Charles County, MD; married Mary Unknown.
    ii. Robert Wade, born Bet. 1620-1678; married Unknown.
    iii. Theodosia Wade, born Bet. 1620-1678.
    Generation No. 6
    32. Johannnis Speake, born 1598 (Robert Speake, Speake Family Association Archivist, rspeake@flashnet. com.). He married 33. Elizabeth Bieseley 05 May 1622 in Whalley, Lancanshire, England (Robert Speake, Speake Family Association Archivist, rspeake@flashnet. com.).
    33. Elizabeth Bieseley, born Abt. 1600 (Robert Speake, Speake Family Association Archivist, rspeake@flashnet. com.).
    Child of Johannnis Speake and Elizabeth Bieseley is:
    16 i. Thomas Speake, born Abt. 1645 in England; died Bef. 06 August 1681 in of SMC, MD; married Elizabeth Bowling Bef. 1665.
    34. Hugonis Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born Abt. 1616 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.). He was the son of 68. Hughe Bowling and 69. Unknown. He married 35. Unknown.
    35. Unknown
    Children of Hugonis Bowling and Unknown are:
    17 i. Elizabeth Bowling, born Abt. 1648; married Thomas Speake Bef. 1665.
    ii. Capt. James Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 1636 in England (Source: Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); died Abt. 1693 in SMC, MD; married (1) Mary Brooke (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); born Abt. 1674; married (2) Anne Boulin 1659 in MD (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); born in England. More About Capt. James Bowling: Fact 1: Gentleman and prominent planter Fact 2: 1649, came to MD from England in 1649 More About James Bowling and Mary Brooke: Marriage: (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.)
    iii. John Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born Abt. 1638 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); died in SMC, MD (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.). More About John Bowling: Fact 1: established in MD by 1662
    iv. William Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 1637 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.).
    v. Thomas Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 1640 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); died Bet. 1700-1703 in England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.).
    Generation No. 7
    68. Hughe Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 1591 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.). He was the son of 136. Raffe Bowling and 137. Unknown. He married 69. Unknown.
    69. Unknown
    Notes for Hughe Bowling: another prominent historic family--the Standish family was also in Chorley, Lancashire. Notes for James Bowling: Hugonis' sons William and Thomas were christened at Chorley--so sons James and John christened in 1636 and 1638 are conjecture at this time James was said to have been in Virginia as early as 1640, and that he was judged to have been about 14 when he arrived; so he was probably born between 1625-1630... a birthdate of 1623 for his brother Thomas fits right in, and the brother William was baptized 18 Feb 1628. Returned to England 1658-59 and married Anne Boulin Owned other land in Talbot, St. Mary's and Charles CO. see pg 6 of Katherine Bowling's Book [Thomas Richard Gardiner's book--on 27 Jan 1658 James received patent for 150 acres of land located on east side of Eastern Bay, next to Kent Island and bounded in part, on the west, by Coursey's Creek, now laid out for him. (Liber Q, folio 253) 100 acres for transporting himself, and 50 acres for transporting his brother, Thomas. On 6 May 1662, the original patent to James, then spelled Boulen, was increased another 100 acres, due to an admitted mistake in the first patent. This is when brother John and sister Elizabeth appeared, and it is believed the additional acreage was patented for their transportation. This Charles CO acreage was called "Bowlingly" (Liber 7, folio 75). It is also possible that he received this land for the transportation of his wife, for on 21 Dec 1663, James Bowling and wife, Anne, released by quit claim to William and Elizabeth Calvert, all of the tract of 250 acres, known as "Bowlingly", for three thousand, two hundred pounds of tobacco.
    Deeds, Liber 0, No. 2 Folio___ LaPlata, Charles County, MD 1736] d. betw 7 May 1692 (will written) and 10 Oct 1693 (probated); MD Calendar of Wills, Vol 2 Folio 272. Inventories and accounts Liber 14, Folio 105; Testamentary Proceedings Liber 17, Folio 74 dates on manuscripts 1693, 1696, 1697 St. Mary's County, MD
    Appears to be no children of this marriage; Anne probably died young; for he married secondly to Mary Brooke, daughter of Major Thomas Brooke and Eleanor Hatton, who was sister of Elizabeth Hatton, wife of Luke Gardiner. Mary Brooke also appears to have experienced a childless marriage with James as his will of 7 May 1692 mentions no children.
    [Thomas Richard Gardiner's book-Lists James' brother, Thomas to receive 100 acres of 'Keets Rest', 100 acres known as 'Charley' and 150 acres of 'Bowling Plains" all adjacent to or near the Patuxent River. To his wife, Mary Brooke, he left his dwelling plantation, 'Calvert's Hope'.
    Elizabeth Bowling, sister of James, appears to have died before he made his will, as she is not mentioned, but her children, John and Bowling Speake are mentioned, leaving them wearing apparel. He also gave his nephews a plantation near Newport, Charles Co, and tracts of land adjoining 'Calvert's Hope' which he had purchased from Major William Boarman. The naming of his nephews, John and Bowling Speake, leaves no doubt that his sister, Elizabeth had married Colonel Thomas Speake. In a codicil to his will, James Bowling names the sons of Thomas Bowling, who were John and Roger Bowling, as "cozens" as he did Millisant Higdon. It is probable the three were not cousins but niece and nephews as they were children of his brother, Thomas. Will proved in Charles CO 10 Oct 1693. ] [Katherine Bowling's book lists brother, Thomas 100 acres of 'Keets Rest',100 acres of "Miller's Choice", 125 acres "Chesam", 152 acres "Charley" and 150 acres "Bowling's Plains" all in St Mary's CO. To Richard Hubbard, Joseph (?) Speake, and to cousin, Bowling Speake, personalty. To wife, Mary, extx and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, including "Calvert's Hope". Overseer: Father-in-law (stepfather-in-law) Henry Darnall.
    Test: Henry Darnall, James Cullen, William Boarman, Jr, Thomas Clarke.
    By codicil testator gives to brother Thomas land near Newport Town, and to wife, Mary, land in Newport Town and land purchased from Maj. William Boarman. To his nephew, John Bowling and heirs, he gives a certain plantation (unnamed) near Newport Town after the death of his brother, Thomas, said John's father.
    By sec. codicil dated July 17th 1692, testator orders that should wife Mary die without issue, all lands bequeathed to her should pass to Roger and then to John, sons of his brother, Thomas, and their heirs. To 'cozen' Millesent Higden, personalty.
    Katherine Bowling's book also states that Captain James Bowling gave testimony concerning his near death due to illness at which time he mentioned a fellow named Standish being close to him (in terms of trust) as any kin. Katherine makes the point that this mention of Standish implies a possible family relationship between the Bowling and the Standish families.
    One of the earliest tracts of land given the Bowlings was called "Chorley" which over the years became "Charley"--further notes in a Bible from Benjamin Francis Bowling (1831-1904 Charles County, MD) states that the Bowlings may have come from Lancashire, England. Shirley Platt from work of Steuart Bowling.
    Children of Hughe Bowling and Unknown are:
    34 i. Hugonis Bowling, born Abt. 1616 in Chorley, Lancashire, England; married Unknown.
    ii. John Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born Abt. 1620 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.); married Unknown.
    iii. Thomas Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 10 March 1622/23 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.).
    iv. William Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 18 February 1627/28 in Chorley, Lancashire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.).
    Generation No. 8
    136. Raffe Bowling He married 137. Unknown.
    137. Unknown
    Children of Raffe Bowling and Unknown are:
    68 i. Hughe Bowling, born 1591 in Chorley, Lancashire, England; married Unknown.
    ii. Rauffe Bowling (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD.), born 1590 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (Shirly Platt based on information by Steuart Bowling of Charles County, MD).
    Melissa Thompson Alexander
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    28 Nov 1720 Chas Co: John Speake, Gent, and Winnifred his wife conveyed to Richard Speake, son of said John and Winifred, for consideration of love of their son, 210A part of tract "Reserve" lying in woods at Chingamuxon; witnesses were Thomas Stone, Gustavous Browne and Jno. Manning ChD H2:400

    Richard Speake (1698-1749) who married Theodosia Wade was a son of John Speake (1665-1732) and his wife Winifred Wheeler. (Data of Eleanor Lee Templeman, Arlington, VA, 1981.)

    The will of John Speake, innholder of Charles County, was dated 04 December 1731 and proved on 01 January 1731/2. His heirs were sons, John, Richard and Thomas; daughter Jane, who was married to Edward Maddocke; and wife Mary, who had been married previously to James Semmes (Will Book 20, page 337, MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS, Volume VI.)

    Winifred Wheeler Speake apparently died and John married (2) the widow Semmes.

    The husband of Elizabeth Wade was either John or Thomas Speake, the brothers of Richard Speake who married Theodosia Wade. Theodosia Wade Speake died before 29 May 1758 when an action pertaining to the probate of her estate was filed by Richard Speake, her executor. It showed that her nearest kin were John Speake and Hezekiah Speake. (Charles County, Maryland, Probate Records, Inventories, Part II: 1753-1779, MARYLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN, Volume 25, Number 2, Spring 1984.)

    183: Joseph Chrismond decd 24 Apr 1726 - Sarah Nelsen, Richard Wade nearest relations.
    184: Thomas Rookwood decd 21 May 1726 - Sarah Nelsen, Richard Wade nearest kin.
    185: John Robey Sr. decd 23 Apr 1726 - Sarah Nelsen, Richard Wade nearest Kin.
    226: Richard Wade decd - 16 Oct 1727 - Theodosia Stone & Thos Stone nearest of kin - Zachariah Wade & Rich Wade Exers.

    "A List of the Number of Taxables Belonging to the Several Persons in Charles County abstracts from the Several Constables Lists for the year 1733"
    [The above is the title of the handwritten list. The list was read in sequence, top to bottom, left column first then right column, with the sequence number (within each district) for each person recorded below. The list was then alphabetized by surname and given name, as follows. The sequence (of unknown significance) of districts, and their abbreviation used herein, on that list were:
    PTWU Port Tobacco West Side Upper Part
    PTWL Port Tobacco West Side Lower Part
    PTE Port Tobacco East Side
    DU Durham Parish Upper Part
    DL Durham Parish Lower Part
    W&MU William & Mary Parish Upper Part
    W&ML William & Mary Parish Lower Part
    NWU Newport West Side Upper Part
    NWL Newport West Side Lower Part
    NE Newport East Side
    BL Benedict Leonard
    I have attempted to be very accurate in this transcription; characters and/or words that were unreadable or uncertain are shown within square brackets and with a question mark. The notes in brackets are mine to better explain each record. Notes in quotes are exactly what was read from the written list.]
    Surname Given Name Taxables Notes Number Dist
    Brawner Edward 1 15 PTWL
    Brawner Henry 2 57 DL
    Brawner Jr. Edward 1 58 DL
    Speak Alexander 1 75 PTWU
    Speak Mary 2 47 PTWU
    Speake Bowling 4 19 NWU
    Speake Richard 6 82 DL
    Speake Thomas 3 39 DL
    Speake Thos. 1 118 PTE
    Tayler 15 "Col. Tayler's Quarter" 16 DU
    Tayler Benjamin 1 35 DU
    Tayler John 1 16 PTWU
    Tayler John 3 70 PTE
    Tayler William 1 17 PTWU
    Tayler Willm. Smallwood 1 54 DL
    Wheeler Leond. 2 29 PTE
    Wheeler Richard 4 35 PTWL
    Wheeler Thomas 1 18 PTWL

    The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families, by Harry Wright Newman, published by the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, 1956.
    p 44: James Semmes 1670-1727: His widow (Mary Goodrick) married as his second wife, John Speake, of Port Tobacco, by whom there were no issue. He died testate in 1731, leaving his town house at Port Tobacco to his widow during life, then to hi s grandson John Speake, of Thomas.

    In November 1745 at court as Mary Speake she deposed that she was more than 70 years of age & that her father was Robert GOODRICK, late of Charles Co. deceased. She died within the next year testate.

    Speake Family Assoc. Bulletin, March 1994, p. 21.

    Records of Patrick Anderson indicate that John SPEAKE married (1) Mary GOODRICH, and (2) Winnifred WHEELER.

    24. Thomas18 Speake (Frances17 Gerard, Thomas16, John15, Thomas14, William13, Thomas12, Peter11, Thomas10, Peter9, John8, Thomas7, Peter6, William5, William4, William3, William FitzWilliam2 FitzGerald, William1 ) was born Abt. 1645 in Westmoreland Co, VA, and died 1681 in St. Mary's Co, MD. He married Elizabeth Bowling Bef. 1665 in MD, daughter of [Unknown] Bowling. She was born Abt. 1648, and died Aft. 1692 in St. Mary's Co, MD.
    Children of Thomas Speake and Elizabeth Bowling are:
    +89 i. John19 Speake, born 1665 in St. Mary's Co, MD; died Bef. 01 Jan 1731/32 in Charles Co, MD. +90 ii. Bowling Speake, born 1674 in St. Mary's Co, MD; died 1755 in Charles Co, MD.

    Will of Thomas Speake
    St. Mary's County, Maryland
    Undated.
    Proven 6 Aug 1681.
    To wife Eliza, all lands during widowhood.
    To son John, sd. lands at marriage or death of wife aforesaid. Ex. Brother-in-law James Bowling, who is to care for other child of testator.
    Wit: Richard Edelin, Thomas Sickes

    Jane SPEAKE
    BIRTH: 1693
    Spouse: 1: Edward MADDOX
    MARRIAGE: 1715
    Child: +MADDOX
    Child: Phoebe MADDOX
    Child: William MADDOX
    Child: +Elizabeth MADDOX
    Child: Jane MADDOX
    Child: James MADDOX
    Child: Rhoda MADDOX
    Child: +Edward MADDOX
    Child: +Ann MADDOX
    Child: +John MADDOX

    Ann21 Speake (Thomas20, John19, Thomas18, Frances17 Gerard, Thomas16, John15, Thomas14, William13, Thomas12, Peter11, Thomas10, Peter9, John8, Thomas7, Peter6, William5, William4, William3, William FitzWilliam2 FitzGerald, William1 ) She married (1) [Unknown] Young. She married (2) [Unknown] Ward.
    Children of Ann Speake and [Unknown] Young are:
    561 i. Eleanor22 Young.
    562 ii. Elizabeth Young.
    Child of Ann Speake and [Unknown] Ward is:
    563 i. Sarah22 Ward.

    1755 Lower Durham, Charles Co, MD Parish Tax List
    Surname Given Slaves Taxables Notes Record Name order
    Speake Thos. 4 6 - 146 1
    Speake John - 1 - 2 1
    Speake John -- - 146 2
    Speake Ricd. 3 4 - 1 1

    Washington DC Marriages From 1806 to 1850, Surnames Beginning with S to Z
    Remember, these are European date format!
    SPEAKE, GEORGE marr. LANG, ELIZABETH 28/01/1819
    SPEAKE, JOHN marr. LEE, MARY 24/03/1828
    SPEAKE, JOSIAS M. marr. VALDENIER, MARY M. 31/01/1814
    SPEAKE, THOMAS L. marr. ROWE, MARY ANN 06/08/1833
    SPEAKS, ELIJAH marr. RIGBY, CHARLOTTE E. 20/11/1823
    SPEAKS, JOHN marr. BACON, JANE 06/04/1822
    REMEMBER EUROPEAN DATE FORMATS
  • Event: Descendants of Thomas Speke Research Notes
  • Note:
    Notes:
    Descendants of Thomas Speke
    (Wrong) 1 Thomas Speke 1603-1659
    (Wrong) .+Anne 1618-1655
    ..2 Thomas Speake 1645-1681
    ...+Elizabeth Bowling 1648-1676
    ....3 John (Innkeeper) Speake 1665-1732
    .....+Mary Semmes
    ....*2nd Wife of John (Innkeeper) Speake:
    .....+Winnifred Wheeler 1663-1701
    ......4 Jane Speake 1698-
    .......+Edward Maddox 1691-1771
    ........5 Daughter Maddox 1716-1771
    .........+James Skinner
    ..........6 James Skinner Jr
    ........5 Phoebe (probable) Maddox 1718-
    ........5 William Maddox 1720-1784
    .........+Susannah Dixon
    ........5 John Maddox 1722-1800
    .........+Jane Gray
    ........5 Elizabeth Maddox 1724-1774
    .........+John Posey 1685-1759
    ..........6 Jane Posey 1744-
    ...........+Edward Cornish 1682-
    ........5 Jane Maddox 1726-
    .........+Edward Moredock
    ........5 James Maddox 1728-
    .........+ Theodosia Speake 1733-
    ........5 Edward Maddox 1732-
    .........+Elizabeth
    ..........6 William Maddox
    ........5 Ann Maddox 1735-1784
    .........+William Brawner 1719-1784
    ..........6 Catherine Brawner 1753-
    ..........6 Basil Brawner 1755-
    ...........+Mary 1760-
    ............7 Anne Brawner 1786-1853
    .............+Augustine Gaines 1760-
    ..............8 Mary Gaines 1820-1854
    ...............+William B Brawner 1816-
    ..........6 Joseph Brawner 1760-
    ...........+Emily 1765-
    ..........6 Mericle Brawner 1763-
    ...........+Benedicta 1770-
    ..........6 Isaac Brawner 1765-
    ...........+Ann Taylor 1770-
    ..........6 William (Jr) Brawner 1765-
    ........5 Rhoda Maddox 1739-1828
    .........+Elizabeth
    ......4 Richard Speake 1698-1749
    .......+Theodosia Wade 1700-1758
    ........5 George Speake 1735-1765
    .........+Mary Barnes
    ........*2nd Wife of George Speake:
    .........+Mary Meek 1744-1763
    ..........6 Lawson Speake 1760-1809
    ...........+Mary Barnes 1775-1791
    ............7 Richard Speake 1804-1825
    .............+Elizabeth W Harrison 1802-1824
    ..............8 Thomas Harrison Speake 1822-1862
    ...............+Frances Anne Merchant 1823-1878
    ..............8 Henrietta Speake 1823-1871
    ...............+Bainbridge Merchant 1815-1850
    ............*2nd Wife of Richard Speake:
    .............+Ann 1800-
    ........5 Thomas Speake 1735-
    .........+Sarah Lindsey
    ........5 John Speake 1735-
    .........+Ann Taylor 1745-
    ..........6 Nancy Ann Speake 1765-1852
    ...........+John Brawner 1763-1843
    ............7 Henry Brawner 1787-
    ..............8 James H Brawner 1807-
    ..............8 Catharine Brawner 1807-
    ..............8 Ann Berkly Brawner 1807-
    ............7 William Brawner 1799-
    .............+Malinda Carlisle
    ..............8 John Thomas Brawner
    ...............+Susan Ann Morgan
    ............7 John Speake Brawner 1796-
    .............+Margaret Atkinson Brawner
    ..............8 William Henry Brawner 1818-1920
    ...............+Mary E Patterson 1825-1891
    ............7 Catherine Ann (Kitty) Brawner 1800-
    ............7 Mary Brawner 1802-
    ............7 Elizabeth Brawner 1804-
    ............7 Sophia Brawner 1809-
    ........5 Mary Speake
    ........5 Elizabeth Speake
    .........+Robert Manning
    ........*2nd Husband of Elizabeth Speake:
    .........+Joseph Manning
    ........5 Winifred Speake
    ........5 Hezekiah Speake
    .........+Theodosia Barnes
    ........5 Richard Speake
    .........+Henrietta Barnes
    ........5 Jane Speake
    .........+Mr. Garner
    ........5 William Speake 1740-
    .........+Mary Haislip 1745-
    ..........6 Francis H. Speaks 1762-
    ..........6 Delila Speaks 1762-
    ........5 Joseph Speake
    .........+Cordelia Speake
    ........5 Francis Speake
    .........+Margaret Massey
    ..........6 Francis Richard Speake 1792-1823
    ...........+Eleanor Taylor
    ............7 Francis Robert Speake
    .............+Jane Gray
    ..............8 Hannah Olivia Speake
    ...............+ Francis Richard Burgess
    ..............8 Phillip H Speake
    ..............8 Francis Alexander Speake
    ............*2nd Wife of Francis Robert Speake:
    .............+Ann Murchett
    ............*3rd Wife of Francis Robert Speake:
    .............+Nannie Miller
    ..............8 Jeannie M Speake
    ..............8 Armin I Speake
    ..............8 Shelby R Speake
    ............7 Sarah Ann Speake 1824-
    .............+Francis Boucher Franklin Burgess 1810-
    ..............8 Thomas Benton Burgess
    ..............8 Constance V F Burgess
    ..............8 C James Burgess
    ..............8 Francis Richard Burgess
    ...............+ Hannah Olivia Speake
    ..............8 Sarah Frances Burgess 1840-
    ...............+Frank Brawner 1823-
    ............7 Mary Catherine Speake 1825-
    .............+William Henry Brawner 1813-
    ..............8 Alice O Brawner 1845-
    ..............8 Francis W Brawner 1847-
    ..............8 Benjamin Brawner 1849-
    ..............8 Henry L Brawner 1856-
    ..........6 Margaret M Speake
    ...........+William Greer
    ..........6 Sophia Speake
    ...........+John Sayrs
    ..........6 Lee Massey Speake
    ...........+Mary Middleton
    ..........*2nd Wife of Lee Massey Speake:
    ...........+Jane Irvine
    ........5 Theodosia Speake 1733-
    .........+ James Maddox 1728-
    ......4 James Speake
    ......4 Thomas Speake
    .......+Jane Maddox
    ........5 John Speake
    ........5 Sarah Stone Speake
    ........5 Ann Speake
    ......4 John Speake
    .......+Elizabeth Wade
    ........5 Hezekiah Speake
    ...3 Bowling Speake 1675-
    ......4 Thomas Speake 1698-1755
    .......+Jane Smoot
    ........5 Edward Speake 1730-
    ........5 Thomas Bowling Speake 1731-
    ........5 Nicholas Speake 1734-
    ........5 John Speake 1736-1790
    .........+Rebecca Beckham 1733-
    ........5 Elizabeth Ann Speake 1736-
    .........+Peter Smith
    ........5 Anne Speake 1737-
    ........5 Eleanor Speake 1739-
    ........5 Charles Beckworth Speake 1741-1794




    Father: John (Johanis) Speake b: 28 FEB 1606/7 in Downham, Lancashire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth Bieseley b: ABT 1605 in England

    Marriage 1 Grace Shakleton
    • Married: 7 APR 1656 in Downham, Lancashire, England

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Bowling b: 25 OCT 1641 in Standish, Lancashire, England
    • Married: BEF 3 NOV 1663
    Children
    1. Has Children John Speake b: 1665 in Charles County, MD
    2. Has Children Bowling Speake b: 1675 in St Mary's County, MD

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol 1
      Title: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol 1
    2. Abbrev: Melissa Thompson Alexander Edmonds
      Title: Melissa Thompson Alexander Edmonds
      Quality: 3
      Page: ma.da@gte.net

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