Name: James Coursey
Given Name: James
Change Date: 12 Feb 2007
Death: BEF 22 APR 1720 in Kent County, MD
Corse, James, Kent Co.,4th Mar., 1720; 22nd Apr., 1720.
To eldest son James and hrs., 100 A. of "Heath's Chance," the northernmost pt. dividing line, passing Thomas Medfords (for desc. see will).
" son William and hrs., residue of afsd. tract, dwelling plantation ----, and 200 A. "Middleneck," adj. sd. plan., son William to make over to sons John and Michal his title in
150 A. "Hebron's Farm"; shd. son William die without issue, his portion to pass to son John.
To 2 sons, John and Michal, and their hrs., "Corse's Meadows" and "Greenes Range"
" dau. Hannah and hrs., £100 and personalty.
" 3 sons, viz. William, John and Michall, and dau. Hannah, residue of personal estate.
Exs.: Sons John and William.
Test: William Brace, Thomas Midford (Medford), Marke Noble. 16.39.
James Corse4.21 KE £346.19.8 May 6 1720 Jul 24 1720
Appraisers: Abraham Redgrave, Samuell Walles.
Creditors: Francis Bodien.
Next of kin: James Corse, Hannah Corse.
Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 2: Page 86
THE CORSE FAMILY.
1. JAMES CORSE, an overseer of Cecil Meeting was removed by death as noted on 8 da. 4 mo, 1720. He d. leaving a will dated 4 March 1720 and proved 22 April 1720. To eldest son James, he left 100 a. of Heath's Chance; to son William, residue of afsd. tract; dwell, plant, and 200 a. called Middleneck; son William was to make over to sons John and Michael, his title in 150 a. called Hebron's Farm; sons John and Michall, were to have tracts Corse's Meadows and Greeres Range.
To dau. Hannah, £100 and personalty. Sons John and Wm. were named execs. (MWB 16:39)
The inventory of his estate was taken on 6 May 1720, and filed on 24 July 1720. Next of kin were James Corse, Hannah Corse. (MINV 4:21)
On 22 March 1720, the estate was of James Course was admin, by William Course. (MDAD 3:314)
James Corse was the father of: JAMES; WILLIAM; JOHN, b. abt. . 1701; MICHAEL; and HANNAH.
2. JAMES CORSE, son of James (1), was b. abt. . 1688, and was that James Corse, Jr, of KE Co, who m. Ann Beck of the same place, single woman, on 23 da. 3 mo, 1710. (CEMM)
On 10 Sep 1735, James Course, age abt. 45 made an affirmation regarding the bounds of a tract called Sims Farm. (KELR JS#18:195) On 21 Feb 1743, James Course, Quaker, age abt. 55, made an affirmation regarding the bounds of a tract called Brotherly and Friendly Agreement. (KELR JS#25:33)
On 17 Aug 1721, James and his wife Anna, planter, conv. to John Gale of the afsd. county, part of a parcel called Ridmores Supply at the head of a branch running out of Steelpone Creek. (KELR JS#W:170)
On 3 Oct 1743 Anne Corse, age abt. 50, made an affirmation regarding the bounds of a tract called Beckworth; referred to her brother Caleb Beck and to Nicholas Barefoot servant of Edward Beck. (KELR JS#25:192)
In Oct 1753, Ann Corse, age abt. 60, Quaker, dep. regarding the bounds of a tract called Cornwallis's Choice; she stated that the creek leading eastward from Worton Creek was formerly called Back Creek and sometimes as Muddy Cove and sometimes Barneys Creek; she never heard it called Cornwallis Creek. (KELR JS#28:48)
On 5 da. 8 mo, 1729, a committee was appointed to visit James Course and his wife to enquire whether or not they were accessary in the disorderly marriage of their dau. with a man not of the Society. (CEMM)
James Corse, a member of Chester and Cecil Meetings d. 17 da. 2 mo, 1747. He d. leaving a will written 22nd day, 1st month, 1747, and proved 8 July 1747. The heirs named were wife Ann, son James, son Michael Course, son David, dau. Rachel Redgrave, dau. Ann England, dau. Elizabeth Howard, dau. Hannah Briscoe, dau. Offley, dau. Mary Curry and son Caleb. The exec. was son James. The will was witnessed by Michael Corse, John Dunn, Peter Ball and John Corse. (MWB 25:188)
On 31 May 1748 his estate was appraised by George Medford and John Williams, and valued at £56. 9. 5. John Dunn and Howelt Buckinham signed as creditors. John Corse and Michael Corse signed as next of kin. James Course, exec, filed the inventory on 17 June 1748. (MINV 37:124)
On 13 March 1753, Ann Course, widow, age abt. 59, Quaker, affirmed regarding the bounds of a tract called Yapp; she declared that her husband James Course, dec. told her... and that John Hepbourn since dec. told her he was glad that Col. Maxfield was dead or else Edwd. Price would have lost his land. (KELR JS#27:254) Anne Corse wife of James Corse d. 1765. (CEMM)
James and Ann (Beck) Corse were the parents of (CEMM): RACHEL, b. abt. 1711, m. 1st, John Redgrave, and 2nd, by 13 March 1753, John Van Sant; (7) JENNETT, d. by 1753; ELIZABETH (7), reported on 11 da. 12 mo, 1735 as having taken a man not of our Society to be her husband (CEMM); David (7) and JAMES, Jr, reported on 9 da. 3 mo, 1744, as having "gone out in marriage. "
(7) Rachel Corse m. 2nd John Vansant, who d. in 1773. Deed of 1750 JS #26, p. 442, names John Vansant and Rachel, former widow of John Redgrave. On 13 March 1753 at age 42, she affirmed regarding the bounds of a tract called Yapp; recalled being on the opposite of the marsh with her father James Corse, since dec, and her sister Jennett, dec, a sawing locust posts; refers to John Redgraves her since dec. husband. 13 March 1753. (KELR JS#27:253) On 31 March 1757, Rachel Vansant, dau. of James Corse, dep. regarding the bounds of the tracts called Yapp, Mangya Joynture and Howells Farm Henham [no age given]. (KELR JS#28:379)
(7) Elizabeth, widow of Matthew Howard, m. Joseph Redgrave, was the dau. of James and Ann Corse and age 36, per Deed TALR 16, p. 442,1750, and Deed TALR 17, p. 253,1753. These same deeds name sister Rachel as widow of John Redgrave, m. to John Vansant. To this Elizabeth (Corse), Howard Redgrave left will dated 31 Dec 1792 and probated 22 July 1793.
(7) David Corse and Mary Bowers, both of KE Co, were m. with consent of parents on 9 da. 11 m, 1757. (CEMM) Mary Corse wife of David Corse d. 28 (20?) d. 3 mo, 1762. (CEMM) David and Mary Corse were the parents of JAMES, b. 10 da. 8 mo, 1758; ANN, b. 24 da. 8 mo, 1760 and Thomas, b. 23 da. 12 mo, 1761. (CEMM). David Corse, of KE, m. 2nd Elizabeth Fairbank on 31 Aug 1765, at James Fairbank. (TATH) On 25 da, 12 mo, 1766, a certificate was produced for Elizabeth Corse directed to the monthly meeting in KE.
3. WILLIAM CORSE, son of James (1), d. by May 1738. He m. Barbara (N), who m. 2nd, Howell Buckingham.
On 12 Nov 1720, conv. to [his brothers] John and Michael Corse of the same county, his dwelling plantation left to him by his father, James Corse, dec, part of the tract called Hepborns Farm, 150 a. (KELR JS#W:133)
On 11 da. 8 mo, 1727 William Corse was condemned for publick scandal by being proved guilty of fornication with a certain Alice Brown. (CEMM)
William Corse d. by 1 May 1738 when his estate was appraised (it was filed on 31 July 1738). Next of kin were James Corse, John Corse. The admx. was Barbary Corse. (MINV 23:390)
An additional inventory was taken 7 Feb 1739 and filed 9 Feb 1739, by the admx. Barbary Buckingham, wife of Howell Buckingham. (MINV 24:477)
4. JOHN CORSE, son of James (1), was b. abt. 1701, and d. 7 da. 1 mo, 1763. (CEMM). On 31 March 1757, John Corse, age abt. 56, Quaker, affirmed regarding the bounds of the tracts called Yapp, Mangys Joynture and Howells Farm Henham. (KELR JS#28:375)
On 8 da. 10 mo, 1725 Jno. Corse requested a certificate to signify his clearness of marriage to be directed to Friends of Duck Creek Meeting in New Castle CO. (CEMM)
On 14 Dec 1733, with consent of his wife Susannah, he conv. to Michael Corse, carpenter, plantation called Crows Forme and a tract called Greer's Range adjoining, the land being left by the last will of our father James Corse. (KELR JS#18:4)
On 14 Dec 1744 a memorandum between John and Michael Course stated: Whereas James Course of KE Co, late dec, has by his last will 3 tracts to be equally divided between his two sons John and Michael Course and they agree that a line drawn from the ssw line of a parcel called Groers Range and.... [reference to land conveyed by John Corse and his wife Susannah to afsd. Michael Course. The memorandum or acknowledgement signed by Michael Corse on 14 Dec 1744. (KELR JS#18:12)
Susannah Corse wife of John Corse, a member of Cecil Meeting d. 8 da. 1 mo, 1747/8. On 11 da. 10 mo, 1752, it was noted that John Corse has taken a wife who is not of our Society. On 10 da, 7 mo, 1754, John Corse, Sr, was disowned for "marrying out. " [i. e, contrary to the rules of the Society of Friends]. (CEMM)
John Corse, yeoman of KE Co. d. leaving a will dated 18 Nov 1762, and proved 16 March 1763. The heirs named were: children John, William, Timothy, Samuel, Hannah, Withyann, Thomas Hynson, Martha and Mary Corse, and dau. Susannah Lamb, leaving the youngest children under care of son John. Mentioned was Wethyann Corse. The exec. was son John Corse. The will was witnessed by Griffith Jones, Michael Corse and Elizabeth Walls. (MWB 31:875)
On 29 March 1763 his estate was appraised by Thomas Bowers and Rasin Gale, and valued at £471. 9. 10. Thomas Smyth and James Anderson signed as creditors. Hannah Corse and Joshua Lamb signed as next of kin. John Corse, exec, filed the inventory on 24 May 1763. (MINV 80:406)
The estate of John Corse, Quaker, of KE Co, was appraised again by Thomas Bowers and Basin Gale, and valued at £51. 9. 8. James Anderson and Thomas Smith signed as creditors. Samuel Corse and Hannah Corse signed as next of kin. John Corse, exec, filed the inventory on 21 Jan 1764. (MINV 82:256) A list of debts was appraised and valued at £64. 7. 3. John Corse, exec, filed the list of debts on 21 Jan 1764. (MINV 82:265)
John and Susanna Corse were the parents of the following children (CEMM): WILLIAM, b. 5 da. 12 mo, 1727; JOHN, b. 18 da. 9 mo, 1729, d. 17 da. 2 mo, 1807; SUSANNAH, b. 18 da. 9 mo, 1731 and d. 4 da. 9 mo, 1731; SUSANNAH, the second of that name of above, b. 18 da. 10 mo, 1733; TIMOTHY, b. 15 da. 7 mo, 1734; SAMUEL, b. 27 da. 12 mo, 1735; REBECCAH, b. 25d. 2 mo, 1738; SAMUEL, b. 7 da. 8 mo, 1740 and d. 26 da. 3 mo, 1770; HANNAH, b. 22 da. 6 mo, 1744 and [as] Hannah Leaburn d. 5 da. 6 mo, 1770;
REBECCAH Corse, second dau, b. 23 da. 12 mo, 1746 and d. 25 da. 12 mo, 1746.
5. MICHAEL CORSE, son of James (1), d. 26 da. 4 mo, 1749. (CEMM)
On 14 da. 9 mo, 1733, Michael Corse declared that he had an intention of marriage with Mary England, dau. of Isaac England of KE Co, Maryland, dec, and he now belonged to a monthly meeting in KE Co, Pennsylvania, so he requested a certificate. (CEMM)
On 13 da. 7 mo, 1749, Cecil Meeting noted that Michel Corse having departed this life who had the register of births, burials and marriages, Samuel Wallis was appointed in his place. (CEMM)
Michael Corse of KE Co, d. leaving a will dated 13 April 1749, and proved 1 Sep 1749. Sons Michael Corse and Daniel Corse were devised all the land including the dwell plant, and part of the tract called Friendship and the tract, Corse's Meadows. His personal estate was to be divided among his children Isaac, Elizabeth, Jacob and Rebecca Corse. The execs. was wife Mary and bro. John Corse. The will was witnessed by James Price, Thomas Bowers and Rebecca Angers. (MWB 27:l20)
On the 11th da, 11th mo, 1749 his estate was appraised by Samuel Wallis and William Rasin, and valued at £1084. 9. 11. Thomas Perkins and Thomas Bowers signed as creditors. John Corse and James Corse signed as next of kin. Mary Jones (late Mary Corse), wife of Griffeth Jones, extx, filed the inventory on 19 Dec 1750. (MINV 44:261)
On 3 May 1751 distribution of the estate of Michael Bowers was made by Griffith Jones and his wife Mary, acting extx. Distributions were made to six children: Michael, Daniel, Isaac, Elizabeth, Jacob and Rebecca Corse. (BFD 1:1)
On 15 Dec 1756 distribution of the estate was made by Mary Jones, acting extx, wife of Griffith Jones. Distribution was made to widow and to children: Michael, Daniel, Isaac, Elisabeth, Jacob and Rebecca. (BFD 2:45) Another distribution was made 19 July 1757 by Mary Jones, extx, wife of Griffith Jones. (BFD 2:71) A third distribution was made 24 April 1762 by the widow and extx. [Mary], now wife of Griffith Jones. Distribution was made to widow (1/3) and residue to Michael Course, Daniel Course, Isaac, Elisabeth, Jacob and Rebecca. (BFD 3:116)
Michael and Mary Corse were the parents of the following children (CEMM): RACHEL, b. 19 da. 9 mo, 1734 and d. 17 da. 10 mo, 1734; ISAAC, b. 8 da. 1 mo, 1735/6; ELIZABETH, b. 19 da. 12 mo, 1737/8; MICHL, b. 12 da. 2 mo, 1740; DANIEL, b. 9 da. 8 mo, 1741; JACOB, b. 8 da. 1 mo, 1742/3; REBEKAH, b. 5 da. 12 mo, 1744.
6. JAMES CORSE, Jr, son of James (2) and Anne (Beck) Corse, d. by June 1750. The 22 May 1747 will of Francis Barney names his grandson Barney Corse and his son-in-law James Corse, thus James Corse m. a dau. of Francis be 9 Jun 1744. He m. Susanna Perkins, who m. 2nd, John Day, and 3rd, Bartus Piner.
James Corse, Jr, was reported on 9 da. 3 mo, 1744, as having "gone out in marriage." (CEMM) On 9 da. 7 mo, 1747, James Corse and Susannah Perkins announced their intention to marry; however prior to the next meeting James Corse accomplished his marriage by a priest. (CEMM) On 8 da. 4 mo, 1748, Cecil Meeting issued a letter of testification against James Corse, son of James and Ann Corse, disowned for marrying out. (CEMM)
On 20 June 1750 his estate was appraised again by George Medford and Thomas Chandler, and valued at £197. 9. 0. Robert Guy and David Hall signed as creditors. Michael Corse and Rachel Vansant signed as next of kin. Susanna Corse, admx, filed the inventory on 15 Dec 1750. (MINV 44:257)
His estate was appraised again and valued at £7. 0. 0. Susanna Day, admx, filed the inventory containing a list of debts on 6 Oct 1762. (MINV 79:69)
A third inventory was taken on 7 Oct 1762, when his estate was appraised by Mathew Zuille and James Claypoole, and valued at £28. 0. 0. David Course and Rachel Talbot signed as creditors. David Course and Rachel Talbot signed as next of kin. Susanna Day, admx, filed the inventory on 13 Oct 1762. (MINV 79:69)
On 9 April 1763 distribution of the estate of James Corse, Jr, was made by Susannah Finer, admx, wife of Bartus Finer. (BFD 4:7)
7. WILLIAM CORSE, son of John (4) and Susannah, was b. 5 da. 12 mo, 1727. By 14 da. 10 mo, 1748, he had settled in KE Co, DE, when John Corse requested a certificate for his son William Corse who had moved there. (CEMM)
8. SAMUEL CORSE, son of John (4) and Susannah, was b. 7 da. 8 mo, 1740 and d. 26 da. 3 mo, 1770.
On 1 Aug 1770 his estate was appraised by Rasin Gale and Roger Hales, and valued at £10. 15. 6. John Parsons signed as creditor. George Leyburn and Joshua Lamb signed as next of kin. John Corse, admin, filed the inventory on 18 June 1771. (MINV 105:289)
9. ISAAC CORSE, son of Michael (5) and Mary, was b. 8 da. 1 mo, 1735/6. (CEMM)
On 28 March 1757 Isaac Corse of Philadelphia, house joyner, conv. to Francis Lamb of KB Co, planter, 57 a. called Friendship, 80 called Wetherills Hope and 13 a. called Corses Meadows. (KELR JS#28:371)
CORSE, ELIZABETH, declared on oath on 14 May 1755, that Pearce Lamb confessed fornication and entered into security to keep the child of the afsd. Elizabeth called Rebekah from becoming any charge to the county. Elizabeth was fined 30 shillings. (KECR JS#25:145A, 145B)
COURSE, ELISABETH, now Hart was reported in 7 mo, 1756, for having gone out in marriage. (CEMM)
CORSE, JAMES, ANN CORSE, and THOMAS CORSE, were named as grandchildren in the dist. of the estate of Thomas Bowers of KE Co, made 29 Dec 1772. (BFD 6:202)
CORSE, JOHN, on 11 da. 4 mo, 1753, was reported as being the reputed father of a base born child by a woman near Duck Creek. [She later acquitted him in writing. ]
CORSE, JOHN, was charged at November Court 1769 that he did not give in his Negroe woman named Dido as a taxable. He was fined 50
shillings. (KECR DD#1:111A)
CORSE, JOHN, and wife Casandra were the parents of the following children: SARAH, b. 5 da. 11 mo, 1771 between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning; JAMES RIGBY, b. 6 da. 3 mo, 1774; JOHN, b. 27 da. 7 mo, 1777. (CEMM)
CORSE, THOMAS, of Third Haven Creek, was the father of (TAMI): JANE, b. 3 Aug 1699, bapt. 12 June 1703.
CORSE, THOMAS, son of John and Welthy Corse, KE Co, and Rosamond Lamb, dau. of George and Sarah Lamb of the same place, m. at Cecil Meeting House, 8 da. 6 (?) mo, 1778. Rosamond d. 1 da. 3 mo, 1787. (CEMM)
CORSE, THOMAS, son of Thomas Corse and ---- his wife d. 30 da. 2 mo, 1809. (CEMM)
CORSE, Wm, of KE Co. d. leaving a will dated 25 Sep 1765, and proved 6 Aug 1766. Mentioned were children: George, James, Daniel and Ann. Tracts named were Middle Neck and Heath's Chance. The extx. was his wife. The will was witnessed by Griffith Jones, John Gale, Jr. and McCall Medford. (MWB 34:209)
On 12 Aug 1766 his estate was appraised by Joshua Lamb and Macall Medford, and valued at £318. 11. 10. Abraham Canner and James Anderson signed as creditors. John Corse and Samuel Corse signed as next of kin. Elisabeth Corse, extx, filed the undated inventory. (MINV 92:43)
The estate of William Corse, of KE Co, was appraised and valued at £25. 1. 0. Elisabeth Everitt, wife of Hales Everitt, extx, filed the inventory containing a list of debts on 18 March 1767. (MINV 91:188)
On 18 March 1767 distribution of the estate was made by Elisabeth Everet, extx, wife of Hales Everet. Distribution was made to George Corse, Daniel Corse, James Corse and Ann Corse. (BFD 5:76)
Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
1. James CORSE (Henry CORSEY3, Henry COURSEY2, Henry COURSEY1) was born abt 1680, and died 1720 in ,,MD. He married Joan.
Children of James CORSE and Joan are:
+ 2 i. James CORSE was born 21 May 1693 in , , MD, and died 1747.
+ 3 ii. William CORSE died 1765 in MD.
+ 4 iii. John CORSE died 1 Jan 1763 in Kent County, MD.
+ 5 iv. Michael CORSE died 1749 in MD.
6 v. Hannah CORSE died After 1720 in MD.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
2. James CORSE (James CORSE1) was born 21 May 1693 in , , MD, and died 1747. He married Ann BECK Abt 1710 in , , MD, daughter of Edward BECK and Anna QUINNEY. . She was born 21 Mar 1692/93 in , , MD, and died 1765 in MD.
Children of James CORSE and Ann BECK are:
7 i. James CORSE.
8 ii. Michael CORSE.
9 iii.Elizabeth CORSE was born abt 1710 in Of, Kent, Maryland, and died 1761 in ,Kent, Maryland. She married Matthew HOWARD abt 1735 in Of, Kent, Maryland, son of John HOWARD and Susannah ROCKHOLD. He was born 1686 in Of, Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died 1750 in ,Kent, Maryland.
10 iv. Caleb CORSE.
11 v. David CORSE.
12 vi. Hannah CORSE. She married BRISCOE.
13 vii. Offlay CORSE.
14 viii. Mary CORSE. She married CURRY.
15 ix. Ann CORSE. She married ENGLAND.
16 x. Rachel CORSE. She married REDGRAVE.
Children of James CORSE and Ann BECK are:
3. William CORSE (James CORSE4, Henry CORSEY3, Henry COURSEY2, Henry COURSEY1) died 1765 in MD.
Children of William CORSE are:
17 i. George CORSE.
18 ii. James CORSE.
4. John CORSE (James CORSE1) died 1 Jan 1763 in Kent County, MD.He married Susanna HANSON abt 1725 in MD.
Children of John CORSE and Susanna HANSON are:
19 i. William CORSE was born 1727 in MD, and died 1785.
20 ii. Mary CORSE.
21 iii. Timothy CORSE was born 1734 in MD.
22 iv. Martha CORSE.
23 v. Samuel CORSE was born 1740 in MD.
24 vi. Hannah CORSE was born 1744 in MD, and died 1746 in MD.
25 vii. Thomas Hynson CORSE.
26 viii. Wethyann CORSE.
27 ix. Rebecca CORSE died Infant.
28 x Rebecca CORSE.
29 xi. John CORSE was born 1729 in MD, and died 1807.
5. Michael CORSE (James CORSE1) died 1749 in MD. He married Mary Abt 1733 in MD.
Children of Michael CORSE and Mary are:
30 i. Jacob CORSE was born in MD.
32 ii. Isaac CORSE was born 1735 in MD.
32 iii. Elizabeth CORSE was born 1738 in MD.
33 iv. Michael CORSE was born 1740 in MD.
34 v. Daniel CORSE was born 1741 in MD.
35 vi. Rebecca CORSE was born 1744 in MD.
Father: William Coursey
- James Coursey
- William Coursey
- John Coursey
- Michael Coursey
- Hannah Coursey