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Robert Polk, III

Also Known As: "Robert Pollack", ""The Immigrant""
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Coleraine, County Londonderry, UK
Death: June 05, 1703 (74-82)
Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland
Place of Burial: Somerset, Maryland, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Bruce Pollock, 2nd Baron of Ireland and Jean Crawford
Husband of Magdalen Polk
Father of John M. Polk; William Polk, Sr.; Mary Whiteside (Polk); David Polk; Margaret Williams and 9 others
Brother of Thomas Pollock, Sir

Occupation: Military, Captain in Cromwell's Army, Capt. in Colonel Porter's regiment under Cromwell, Captain
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About Capt. Robert Bruce Polk

Capt. Robert Bruce Polk

  • Birth: 1625 - Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
  • Death: Aug 8 1703 - Annapolis, Somerset, Maryland, USA
  • Parents: Robert Bruce Polk, Jean Crawford (not proven)
  • Wife: Magdalen Tasker

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Biography

Born in Donegal, Ireland, he served as a captain under Col. Porter in Cromwell's army. He then married Col. Porter's widow, Magdalene (Tasker) Porter. They came to America after 1672 and settled on the eastern shores of Maryland. He, his sons, and his grandsons received grants of land from the Lord Baltimore. In 1689, he was living in Somerset County, Maryland, where he died in 1703.

He was the 12th generation of the direct Polk/Pollock line and was the second son of Sir Robert and the 6th in direct line to be named Robert.

Thomas, Robert's elder brother, inherited the family estate in Ireland, and the opportunity to secure land of his own in the colonies must have been factored into the decision to leave Ireland.

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"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4:

When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated.

Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World.

First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected.

Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis.

While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706.

When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structure was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk.

Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling").

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Will

The following is the will of Robert Polk, with spelling and capitalization exactly as shown in the original:

In the Name of God, Amen:

This sixth day of May in the year of our lord, 1699, I Robert Polke of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland being of good health and Perfect memory at this present thank be to Almighty God for the same yet knowing the uncertainty of this present life and being desirous to settle my affairs doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following:

First and principally I commend my soule to God who gave it to me, assuredly believing that I shall receive full and free pardon of all my sins and be saved by the pretious Death and Merritts of my Blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried after a decent and Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching such worldly estate as God in his mercy hath bestowed upon me. It is my will that it be disposed of as hereafter is expressed.

2ndly I leave to my son Robert Polke a parcel of land called Lone Ridge being part of a tract of land called Forlorne Hope, formerly belonging to Augustine Standforth but now conveyed to me the said land called Lone Ridge beginning at a marked pine standing in a slash next to my said Son's House and from thence running north east the number of poles specified in the pattent soe leaving to my son Robert what land belongs to the said pattent on the north east side of the said Slash to him the Said Robert Polke and his heirs forever.

3rdly I leave to my said son David Polke the remainder of the above tract of land called Forlorne Hope as also one hundred acres of land called Polks Folly bounded as per Pattent will appear both said tracts of land to him the said David and his heirs forever.

4thly I leave to my Beloved Wife Magdalen Polke my now dwelling house and plantation during her natural life as also a third of what goods and moveables I am possessed with or shall hereafter to the day of my death the said Goods and moveables to be at her dispossing at her decease. Another third of my Goods and moveables I leave to my daughter Martha be it little or much here and her heirs forever and as for the other third. It is my will it be equally divided between my sons David and Joseph, and if it should please God to Remove me before I purchase a seat of Land after my son Joseph, this my will: that my son David give unto my son Joseph four thousand pounds of Tobacco in the leu of the above said tracts of Land left to my son David and as for what Cattle I have given to my son Joseph they being in his proper Mark it's my will that he enjoy and possess the same he and his heirs forever for this boy Christopher must live with Magdalen Polke during her life time then.

5thly I leave to my son James an Orphan Boy called Christopher Little to him the said James and his heirs during the time of his Indre.

I leave unto my son Ephraim the choice of what stear I have or may have at the day of my death. I leave to my sons John and William Polke to each of them twelve pence. I constitute and appoint my son David Polke and my wife Magdalen Polke to be Executors of this my last will.

Codicil--I constitute my sons Ephraim and James Polke to be Executors of this my last will and testament disannuling and making voide all former Will or Wills by me made either by word or written.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written this being altered the eighth day of August, 1703.

Robert Polke

X mark

Seal Richard Knight, Mary 0. English, Richard Whittley,

And I desire that Martha Pollock may have liberty let her cattle run on the plantation until she gets plantation and as for Sarah Powers she must have a heifer at her freedom day.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Robert Polk

Richard Whittley

Richard Knight

Mary 0. English.

On the back of said will was thus written: "Vizt:--Memorandum this 5th day June the within will was proved to the Act and Deed of the within named Robert Polke by the oaths of Richard Whittley, Richard Knight and Mary English before.

Peter Dent. Depty Com'y.

Test.

R. McKendree Davis,

Dept. Register Orphans Court Anne Arundel County State of Maryland

Annapolis Wills T. B. 1701-3, folios 416-418.

Estate


An Inventory of the estate of Robert Polke late of Somerset County, deceased,

taken on and appraised by us the subscribed -

L- s - d

To 1 feather Bed and covering a small Chest at .............02-02-06

To 1 yard and half of Serge and Handmill at...................01-13-0

To 5 Books and 17 pound Pewter and 1 Iron Pot at........01-01-6

To 1 frying Pan and 3 Iron Wedges at ..........................00-10-0

To 1 Grubing Hoe and 1 small Gun at............................00-09-2

To 2 Tin Pans and 1 Pot hanger at................................00-04-6

To 3 Reaphooks and a parcel of Linnen yarn at.............00-17-9

To 38 pounds of Bacon and a Grinstone at....................00-13-6

To 1 Servant Girl and 1 old Bed, tick on at.....................06-05-0

To 28 head of Hogs and one Mans(?) at ......................11-05-0

To 13 head of Cattle at ..............................................24-00-00

To 1 Hide of tanned Leather and 1 Iron Pot at...............00-15-00

To a parcel of old Lumber at .......................................01-00-0

________

L 50-16-11

Given under our hands and seals this 10th day of August Anno Dom, 1703

Recorded George Hutchins (Seal)

Recorded in Liber EB No 14 folios 294&295 Richard Wallis (Seal)

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Note: L-s-d are the English symbols for pounds(L), shillings(s) and pence(d);

one pound = 20 shillings; one shilling = 12 pence.

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  1. TITLE: Capt.
  2. RESIDENCE: Ireland and Somerset, MD
  3. BIRTH: ABT 1625, Of Donegal, Ireland
  4. DEATH: 5 Jun 1703, Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland [S3272]
  5. BURIAL: Somerset Co. Maryland
  6. ARRIVAL IN AMERICA: 1686

The history of the Polk family is traceable back into what is called the Dark Ages. From members of the family in Ireland and Scotland and from official records in Maryland, have come to us the Polk family history, beginning in the year 1053, during the reign of Edward the Confessor. "Fulbert the Saxton", the first recorded progenitor of the family is said to have been Chamberlain to William the Conqueror and one of his beneficiaries.

From British genealogical sources and from descendants of Fulbert in Scotland and Ireland, was derived the pedigree down to the emigration of Robert Bruce Polk and family to America. From official records of Maryland and Delaware and from family documents, this history of the family had been continued to the present, (1996) a period of 942 years.

In the reign of King David I, the vast feudal barony of Pollok in Renfrewshire, Scotland was held by "Fulbert the Saxon", a great noble and "Territorial King" who came from Normandy, France.

The name Pollok was changed to Polk by my emigrant ancestor, Robert Bruce (Pollok) Polk, after he arrived in America about 1672. Robert and his family settled in Somerset County, Maryland.

From the descendants of Robert and Magdalen (Tasker) Polk come a long list of statesmen, Revolutionary War and Confederate soldiers, governors of state and the 11th president of the U.S., President James Knox Polk.

Robert shortened his name to Polk after arriving in America about 1678. He had numerous land grants in Maryland. Robert was Capt. in Oliver Cromwell's Army. He married Magdalen (Tasker) Porter, widow of Col. Porter, of Cromwell's army.


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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0060/g0000031.html so a few facts may be incorrect.*

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"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4: When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated. Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World. First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected. Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis. While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706. When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structue was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk. Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling"). http://www.thecityobserver.com/f0059.html


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Capt. ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant"

ABT 1625 - 5 Jun 1703

ID Number: I70376

TITLE: Capt. RESIDENCE: Ireland and Somerset, MD BIRTH: ABT 1625, Of Donegal, Ireland DEATH: 5 Jun 1703, Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland [S3272] BURIAL: Somerset Co. Maryland RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN:24V9-J1) [S3028] [S3272] Father: ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland Mother: JEAN CRAWFORD

Family 1 : Magdalen TASKER MARRIAGE: 1650, Donegal, Ireland +William Bruce POLK +Robert Bruce POLK Notes

CONFLICT in Parents: Father: Robert Bruce (2nd Of Ireland) POLLOCK (AFN: M5ND-PB) Mother: Annabel STEWART (AFN: M5ND-QH). or Father: Sir Robert DE POLLOK (AFN: 1LDL-44H) b 1595 d 1640. Mother: ?

Father: Robert Pollock b: 1597 in Colerain, Derry County, Ireland Mother: Jean Crawford.CONFLICT in death date: Death: 1703 in Somerset Co., , Md Death: 6 MAY 1699.

Children: 2 John Polk b: 1659 d: 1707 + Jane + Joanna KNOX b: 1659 d: 28 OCT 1700 2 Anne Polk b: 1669 d: 6 MAY 1699 + Francis Roberts + John {Jr.} Renshaw 2 William Bruce Polk b: 1664 d: 24 FEB 1739 + Nancy Locke (Owens) Knox b: 1662 2 Ephraim Polk b: 1671 d: 1718 + Elizabeth Williams + Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS b: 1673 2 David Polk d: 1698 + ? Nutter 2 James Polk b: 1673 d: 1727 + Mary Williams b: 1673 2 Robert Polk b: 1675 d: 1727 + Grace Guillette b: 1677 2 Martha Polk b: 1679 d: 1709 + Thomas Pollett/POLITT b: 1679 + Richard Tull 2 Joseph Pollock b: 1681 d: 1752 + WRIGHT b: 1681 + Lydia

"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4: When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated. Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World. First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected. Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis. While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706. When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structue was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk. Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling"). http://www.thecityobserver.com/f0059.html [S3028]

                                                                                              _JOHN de POLLOCK ____+
                                                                                             | (1524 - 1593)       
                                                     _ROBERT de POLLOCK 1st Baron of Ireland_|
                                                    | (1559 - 1625)                          |
                                                    |                                        |_JANET MURE _________+
                                                    |                                          (1570 - ....)       
_ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland_|

| (.... - 1625) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_JEAN MONAT MOWAT ______________________| | (1560 - ....) | | |_____________________ | | |--ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant" | (1625 - 1703) | _____________________ | | | _CORNELIUS CRAWFORD of Jordan Hill______| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_JEAN CRAWFORD _____________________________________|

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ELIZABETH DEVEREUX

ABT 1452 - 1516

ID Number: I93151

RESIDENCE: England BIRTH: ABT 1452, Of Chartley, Herefordshire, England DEATH: 1516 BURIAL: Burford, Shropshire, England RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 99T5-52) Father: WALTER DEVEREUX Mother: ANNA AGNES FERRERS

Family 1 : THOMAS LEIGHTON +JOHN LEIGHTON Family 2 : RICHARD CORBET MARRIAGE: ABT 1469, Of Chartley, Hereford, England +ROBERT CORBET Knt.

                                                _WALTER DEVEREUX _____+
                                               | (1387 - 1435) m 1418 
                      _WALTER DEVEREUX Knt.____|
                     | (1411 - 1459) m 1432    |
                     |                         |_ELIZABETH BROMWITCH _
                     |                           (1391 - ....) m 1418 
_WALTER DEVEREUX ____|

| (1432 - 1485) m 1446| | | ______________________ | | | | |_ELIZABETH MERBURY ______| | (1412 - ....) m 1432 | | |______________________ | | |--ELIZABETH DEVEREUX | (1452 - 1516) | _EDMUND FERRERS ______+ | | (1386 - 1435) | _WILLIAM de FERRERS Knt._| | | (1412 - 1450) m 1437 | | | |_ELLEN ROCHE _________ | | (1395 - 1439) |_ANNA AGNES FERRERS _|

 (1438 - 1468) m 1446|
                     |                          _HAMON BELKNAP _______
                     |                         | (1394 - ....)        
                     |_ELIZABETH BELKNAP ______|
                       (1411 - 1471) m 1437    |
                                               |_JOAN BOTILLER _______+
                                                 (1395 - ....)        

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Thomas GORDON

ABT 1770 - ____

ID Number: I45172

RESIDENCE: SC BIRTH: ABT 1770 RESOURCES: See: [S3614]

Family 1 : Martha DUBOSE MARRIAGE: 1797

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Nannie E. GRANT

____ - ____

ID Number: I20027

RESIDENCE: VA RESOURCES: See: [S179] [S757] [S2036]

Family 1 : John Gibson PENDLETON MARRIAGE: ABT 1825

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William Henry James LONDON

1775 - 1820

ID Number: I89235

RESIDENCE: Albemarle Co. VA BIRTH: 1775 DEATH: 1820 RESOURCES: See: [S2811] Father: James LONDON Mother: Mary TURNER

Notes

2 William Henry James LONDON b: 1775 d: 1820 + Elizabeth HALL b: 1779

                                                 __________________________
                                                |                          
                      __________________________|
                     |                          |
                     |                          |__________________________
                     |                                                     
_James LONDON _______|

| (1740 - 1827) | | | __________________________ | | | | |__________________________| | | | |__________________________ | | |--William Henry James LONDON | (1775 - 1820) | _(RESEARCH QUERY) TURNER _ | | | _Terrisha "Terry" TURNER _| | | (1710 - 1802) m 1740 | | | |__________________________ | | |_Mary TURNER ________|

 (1751 - 1840)       |
                     |                           __________________________
                     |                          |                          
                     |_Sarah WIMPY _____________|
                       (1720 - 1807) m 1740     |
                                                |__________________________
                                                                           

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Robert NETTLES

ABT 1830 - ABT 1849

ID Number: I7866

RESIDENCE: Wilcox Co. AL DEATH: ABT 1849 BIRTH: ABT 1830 RESOURCES: See: [S11] [S2348] [S2349] [S2816] Father: James Lindsay NETTLES Mother: Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS

Notes

died at age 19. [S2349]

                                                   _(RESEARCH QUERY) NETTLES SC > AL> LA_
                                                  |                                      
                             _James NETTLES ______|
                            | (1774 - 1835)       |
                            |                     |______________________________________
                            |                                                            
_James Lindsay NETTLES _____|

| (1809 - 1843) m 1829 | | | ______________________________________ | | | | |_Elizabeth LINDSAY __| | (1781 - 1859) | | |______________________________________ | | |--Robert NETTLES | (1830 - 1849) | _Thomas MCCANTS Sr.___________________+ | | (1741 - 1791) m 1775 | _John MCCANTS _______| | | (1778 - 1846) m 1803| | | |_ BURGESS ____________________________+ | | (1740 - 1778) m 1775 |_Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS _|

 (1816 - 1879) m 1829       |
                            |                      _(RESEARCH QUERY) THOMPSON ___________
                            |                     |                                      
                            |_Mary Jane THOMPSON _|
                              (1785 - 1846) m 1803|
                                                  |______________________________________
                                                                                         

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Rev. Charles PAGE

ABT 1802 - ____

ID Number: I41851

TITLE: Rev. RESIDENCE: Clarke Co. VA BIRTH: ABT 1802 RESOURCES: See: [S1424] Father: William Byrd PAGE of Frederick Mother: Anne (Anna) LEE

                                                        _John PAGE of North End______+
                                                       | (1720 - 1774) m 1740        
                                 _Mann PAGE ___________|
                                | (1742 - 1787)        |
                                |                      |_Jane BYRD of Westover_______+
                                |                        (1727 - 1794) m 1740        
_William Byrd PAGE of Frederick_|

| (1768 - 1812) m 1797 | | | _Samuel SELDEN of Salvington_+ | | | (1725 - 1791) m 1751 | |_Mary Mason SELDEN ___| | (1754 - 1787) | | |_Mary Thomson MASON _________+ | (1731 - 1758) m 1751 | |--Charles PAGE | (1802 - ....) | _Henry LEE I_________________+ | | (1691 - 1747) m 1723 | _Henry LEE II_________| | | (1729 - 1787) m 1753 | | | |_Mary BLAND _________________+ | | (1704 - 1764) m 1723 |_Anne (Anna) LEE _______________|

 (1776 - 1857) m 1797           |
                                |                       _John GRYMES Esq.of Brandon__+
                                |                      | (1693 - ....) m 1715        
                                |_Lucy Ludwell GRYMES _|
                                  (1720 - ....) m 1753 |
                                                       |_Lucy LUDWELL _______________+
                                                         (1698 - ....) m 1715        

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Dr. Mann PAGE

26 Oct 1791 - ____

ID Number: I85914

TITLE: Dr. RESIDENCE: of "The Fork," Cumberland and Albemarle Cos. VA BIRTH: 26 Oct 1791, The Fork, Cumberland, Virginia RESOURCES: See: [S2066] Father: Carter PAGE Mother: Mary "Polly" CARY

Notes

VI. Dr. Mann Page, b. at "The Fork," Oct. 26, 1791; removed to Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. Married (Dec. 12, 1815) Jane F. Walker.

                                                     _Mann I PAGE of "Rosewell"____________________+
                                                    | (1691 - 1730) m 1718                         
                      _John PAGE of North End_______|
                     | (1720 - 1774) m 1740         |
                     |                              |_Judith CARTER _______________________________+
                     |                                (1693 - 1750) m 1718                         
_Carter PAGE ________|

| (1744 - 1825) m 1783| | | _William "The Black Swan" BYRD II of Westover_+ | | | (1674 - 1744) m 1724 | |_Jane BYRD of Westover________| | (1727 - 1794) m 1740 | | |_Maria TAYLOR ________________________________+ | (1698 - 1771) m 1724 | |--Mann PAGE | (1791 - ....) | _Henry CARY of Ampthill_______________________+ | | (1700 - 1749) | _Archibald CARY of "Ampthill"_| | | (1720 - 1787) m 1744 | | | |______________________________________________ | | |_Mary "Polly" CARY __|

 (1766 - 1797) m 1783|
                     |                               _Richard RANDOLPH I of Curles_________________+
                     |                              | (1686 - 1748) m 1714                         
                     |_Mary Isham RANDOLPH _________|
                       (1727 - 1781) m 1744         |
                                                    |_Jane BOLLING ________________________________+
                                                      (1703 - 1766) m 1714                         

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Catherine WELCH

ABT 1786 - ____

ID Number: I98518

RESIDENCE: Lincoln Co. NC BIRTH: ABT 1786, Lincoln Co. North Carolina RESOURCES: See: LDS

Family 1 : John NORMAN MARRIAGE: ABT 1806

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Mary WOODSON

ABT 1706 - ____

ID Number: I37935

RESIDENCE: Goochalnd Co. VA BIRTH: ABT 1706 RESOURCES: See: [S1376] [S1830] [S2364] Father: Joseph WOODSON Mother: Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON

Family 1 : Stephen WOODSON MARRIAGE: BEF 1729, Goochland Co. VA

Stephen WOODSON
                                                               _John WOODSON I "the Immigrant"_+
                                                              | (1586 - 1644) m 1619           
                            _Robert "Potato Hole" WOODSON Sr._|
                           | (1634 - 1707) m 1657             |
                           |                                  |_Sarah WINSTON _________________+
                           |                                    (1600 - 1659) m 1619           
_Joseph WOODSON ___________|

| (1664 - 1735) m 1701 | | | _Richard FERRIS Sr._____________ | | | (1596 - 1647) | |_Elizabeth FERRIS ________________| | (1636 - 1689) m 1657 | | |_Elizabeth______________________ | (1600 - ....) | |--Mary WOODSON | (1706 - ....) | _John "Tub" WOODSON ____________+ | | (1632 - 1684) m 1654 | _John WOODSON III_________________| | | (1655 - 1700) m 1677 | | | |_Sarah TUCKER __________________ | | (1632 - 1692) m 1654 |_Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON _|

 (1686 - ....) m 1701      |
                           |                                   _Samuel TUCKER _________________
                           |                                  | (1630 - ....) m 1658           
                           |_Mary TUCKER _____________________|
                             (1659 - 1710) m 1677             |
                                                              |_Jane LARCOMBE _________________
                                                                (1638 - ....) m 1658           

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Robert fought for Cromwell in Col. Porter's regiment (Col. Porter was his wife's first husbant) and left before or at the Restoration. He seems to have immigrated to Annapolis, Maryland bet. abt. 1670 to 1680. He was in Maryland by 1687, when he patented two tracts of land in Somerset County: Polke's Lott, on the north side of the Manokin River, and Polke's Folly, nearby.

The first record of Robert Polke in America is in the surveys for Polkes Folly and Polkes Lott, dated 7 March 1688; these cite a warrant issued to him on 20 November 1687 for 150 acres.

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Information Cite: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3C5T-987 : accessed 2016-06-20), entry for Robert Bruce /Polk/.

AFGS 1 UID 39C43F7DEEDA4CA3B647F2C09B86DA708A3F

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Capt. Robert Bruce Polk •Birth: 1625 - Donegal, Donegal, Ireland •Death: Aug 8 1703 - Annapolis, Somerset, Maryland, USA •Parents: Robert Bruce Polk, Jean Crawford (not proven) •Wife: Magdalen Tasker

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Biography

Born in Donegal, Ireland, he served as a captain under Col. Porter in Cromwell's army. He then married Col. Porter's widow, Magdalene (Tasker) Porter. They came to America after 1672 and settled on the eastern shores of Maryland. He, his sons, and his grandsons received grants of land from the Lord Baltimore. In 1689, he was living in Somerset County, Maryland, where he died in 1703.

He was the 12th generation of the direct Polk/Pollock line and was the second son of Sir Robert and the 6th in direct line to be named Robert.

Thomas, Robert's elder brother, inherited the family estate in Ireland, and the opportunity to secure land of his own in the colonies must have been factored into the decision to leave Ireland.

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"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4:

When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated.

Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World.

First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected.

Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis.

While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706.

When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structure was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk.

Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling").

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Will

The following is the will of Robert Polk, with spelling and capitalization exactly as shown in the original:

In the Name of God, Amen:

This sixth day of May in the year of our lord, 1699, I Robert Polke of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland being of good health and Perfect memory at this present thank be to Almighty God for the same yet knowing the uncertainty of this present life and being desirous to settle my affairs doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following:

First and principally I commend my soule to God who gave it to me, assuredly believing that I shall receive full and free pardon of all my sins and be saved by the pretious Death and Merritts of my Blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried after a decent and Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching such worldly estate as God in his mercy hath bestowed upon me. It is my will that it be disposed of as hereafter is expressed.

2ndly I leave to my son Robert Polke a parcel of land called Lone Ridge being part of a tract of land called Forlorne Hope, formerly belonging to Augustine Standforth but now conveyed to me the said land called Lone Ridge beginning at a marked pine standing in a slash next to my said Son's House and from thence running north east the number of poles specified in the pattent soe leaving to my son Robert what land belongs to the said pattent on the north east side of the said Slash to him the Said Robert Polke and his heirs forever.

3rdly I leave to my said son David Polke the remainder of the above tract of land called Forlorne Hope as also one hundred acres of land called Polks Folly bounded as per Pattent will appear both said tracts of land to him the said David and his heirs forever.

4thly I leave to my Beloved Wife Magdalen Polke my now dwelling house and plantation during her natural life as also a third of what goods and moveables I am possessed with or shall hereafter to the day of my death the said Goods and moveables to be at her dispossing at her decease. Another third of my Goods and moveables I leave to my daughter Martha be it little or much here and her heirs forever and as for the other third. It is my will it be equally divided between my sons David and Joseph, and if it should please God to Remove me before I purchase a seat of Land after my son Joseph, this my will: that my son David give unto my son Joseph four thousand pounds of Tobacco in the leu of the above said tracts of Land left to my son David and as for what Cattle I have given to my son Joseph they being in his proper Mark it's my will that he enjoy and possess the same he and his heirs forever for this boy Christopher must live with Magdalen Polke during her life time then.

5thly I leave to my son James an Orphan Boy called Christopher Little to him the said James and his heirs during the time of his Indre.

I leave unto my son Ephraim the choice of what stear I have or may have at the day of my death. I leave to my sons John and William Polke to each of them twelve pence. I constitute and appoint my son David Polke and my wife Magdalen Polke to be Executors of this my last will.

Codicil--I constitute my sons Ephraim and James Polke to be Executors of this my last will and testament disannuling and making voide all former Will or Wills by me made either by word or written.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written this being altered the eighth day of August, 1703.

Robert Polke

X mark

Seal Richard Knight, Mary 0. English, Richard Whittley,

And I desire that Martha Pollock may have liberty let her cattle run on the plantation until she gets plantation and as for Sarah Powers she must have a heifer at her freedom day.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Robert Polk

Richard Whittley

Richard Knight

Mary 0. English.

On the back of said will was thus written: "Vizt:--Memorandum this 5th day June the within will was proved to the Act and Deed of the within named Robert Polke by the oaths of Richard Whittley, Richard Knight and Mary English before.

Peter Dent. Depty Com'y.

Test.

R. McKendree Davis,

Dept. Register Orphans Court Anne Arundel County State of Maryland

Annapolis Wills T. B. 1701-3, folios 416-418.

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1.TITLE: Capt. 2.RESIDENCE: Ireland and Somerset, MD 3.BIRTH: ABT 1625, Of Donegal, Ireland 4.DEATH: 5 Jun 1703, Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland [S3272] 5.BURIAL: Somerset Co. Maryland 6.ARRIVAL IN AMERICA: 1686

The history of the Polk family is traceable back into what is called the Dark Ages. From members of the family in Ireland and Scotland and from official records in Maryland, have come to us the Polk family history, beginning in the year 1053, during the reign of Edward the Confessor. "Fulbert the Saxton", the first recorded progenitor of the family is said to have been Chamberlain to William the Conqueror and one of his beneficiaries.

From British genealogical sources and from descendants of Fulbert in Scotland and Ireland, was derived the pedigree down to the emigration of Robert Bruce Polk and family to America. From official records of Maryland and Delaware and from family documents, this history of the family had been continued to the present, (1996) a period of 942 years.

In the reign of King David I, the vast feudal barony of Pollok in Renfrewshire, Scotland was held by "Fulbert the Saxon", a great noble and "Territorial King" who came from Normandy, France.

The name Pollok was changed to Polk by my emigrant ancestor, Robert Bruce (Pollok) Polk, after he arrived in America about 1672. Robert and his family settled in Somerset County, Maryland.

From the descendants of Robert and Magdalen (Tasker) Polk come a long list of statesmen, Revolutionary War and Confederate soldiers, governors of state and the 11th president of the U.S., President James Knox Polk.

Robert shortened his name to Polk after arriving in America about 1678. He had numerous land grants in Maryland. Robert was Capt. in Oliver Cromwell's Army. He married Magdalen (Tasker) Porter, widow of Col. Porter, of Cromwell's army.

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"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4: When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated. Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World. First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected. Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis. While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706. When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structue was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk. Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling"). http://www.thecityobserver.com/f0059.html

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Capt. ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant"

ABT 1625 - 5 Jun 1703

ID Number: I70376

TITLE: Capt. RESIDENCE: Ireland and Somerset, MD BIRTH: ABT 1625, Of Donegal, Ireland DEATH: 5 Jun 1703, Dames Quarter, Somerset, Maryland [S3272] BURIAL: Somerset Co. Maryland RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN:24V9-J1) [S3028] [S3272] Father: ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland Mother: JEAN CRAWFORD

Family 1 : Magdalen TASKER MARRIAGE: 1650, Donegal, Ireland +William Bruce POLK +Robert Bruce POLK Notes

CONFLICT in Parents: Father: Robert Bruce (2nd Of Ireland) POLLOCK (AFN: M5ND-PB) Mother: Annabel STEWART (AFN: M5ND-QH). or Father: Sir Robert DE POLLOK (AFN: 1LDL-44H) b 1595 d 1640. Mother: ?

Father: Robert Pollock b: 1597 in Colerain, Derry County, Ireland Mother: Jean Crawford.CONFLICT in death date: Death: 1703 in Somerset Co., , Md Death: 6 MAY 1699.

Children: 2 John Polk b: 1659 d: 1707 + Jane + Joanna KNOX b: 1659 d: 28 OCT 1700 2 Anne Polk b: 1669 d: 6 MAY 1699 + Francis Roberts + John {Jr.} Renshaw 2 William Bruce Polk b: 1664 d: 24 FEB 1739 + Nancy Locke (Owens) Knox b: 1662 2 Ephraim Polk b: 1671 d: 1718 + Elizabeth Williams + Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS b: 1673 2 David Polk d: 1698 + ? Nutter 2 James Polk b: 1673 d: 1727 + Mary Williams b: 1673 2 Robert Polk b: 1675 d: 1727 + Grace Guillette b: 1677 2 Martha Polk b: 1679 d: 1709 + Thomas Pollett/POLITT b: 1679 + Richard Tull 2 Joseph Pollock b: 1681 d: 1752 + WRIGHT b: 1681 + Lydia

"The Pollag" Newsletter of Clan Pollock, 1 July 2000, "The Arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in America," John F. Polk, Jr., Clan Pollock International Historian, pp. 3-4: When did Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock, the progenitors of the Polk family in America first come to these shores? There will probablly never be a definitive answer to this question, but a sidelight from the history of Maryland and Donegal, Ireland can tell us how it came about.

In 1680 Colonel William Stevens, one of the founders and original Commissioners of Somerset County, Maryland, sent a letter to the Presbytery of Donegal in Ulster, asking that a "godly minister" be sent to look after the needs of the people of Somerset. The actual text of the letter has not survived, but it is referred to in the minutes of the Presbytery. The motives of Stevens can be seen as both enlightened and self-serving. He had acquired very extensive land rights in the form of warrants and patented land, probably more than any one else in the county at that time. He clearly needed settlers to increase the value of these holdings and realize a profit. At the same time one has to admire the open minded liberality of Colonel Stevens, a member of the established church and leader of the local government, in turning to a non-conformist group with which he had no obvious ties, to provide spiritual leadership for the people of his domain. The followers of the Covenant were not known as strong supporters of establishment power, in fact their reputation was quite the opposite. The record of the Presbytery does not indicate that he actually asked for settlers as well as ministers, but simply that "Col. Stevens from Maryland beside Virginia his desire of a godly minister is represented to us. The meeting will consider it seriously and do what they can in it", dated 29 December 1680.

Whatever its motivation, Colonel Stevens' letter arrived at a moment of great travail and no doubt had a profound impact on the Presbyterians of Dongegal as a whole. Following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 a number of repressive measures were taken against Presbyterians in Ulster which made their situation at least as difficult as that of the Catholics, a fact sometimes lost in view of the present day Protestant ascendancy in Northern Ireland. They had struggled thru [sic] the Ulster Plantation, the Catholic uprising of 1641, the Cromwellian devastation and plantation of Ireland, the restoration of Charles II, and faced the prospect of a Catholic restoration under James II. In 1670 there had been an aborted plot called Blood's Rebellion in which a number of Presbyterians were implicated. Most noteworthy for our story was Reverend William Trail, minister from Ballendrait near Lifford, the home of the Tasker family - possibly the man who united Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock in marriage and certainly the minister for their growing family. Rev. Trail was accused on purely circumstantial evidence of complicity in the plot and sent to Dublin for lengthy interrogations on his religious beliefs. He was released unconvicted but with strengthened faith and returned to Lifford, only to be held in prison during 1682. The affair was highly resented by the Presbyterians and gave them every reason to see their future prospects in Ulster as very bleak. The embattled, fortress psyche which these people had developed since first settling in Ulster was tightened another notch.

Thus it is easy to see the letter found a very attentive audience in Donegal. The response was predictably vigorous and its repercussions have echoed through the course of American history. The Presbytery sent not just one but four able and dedicated ministers with a clear vision to establish the Presbyterian faith in the New World. First and foremost among these was the young Rev. Francis Makemie, now recognized by the Presbyterian Church as their founder and patriarch in America. He was newly ordained in 1682 and specifically selected for the task of going to America and planting the seeds of his faith, which he did to great effect. Makemie arrived in Somerset around the spring of 1683 and stayed for a time at the home of Colonel Stevens, Rehobeth on the Pocomoke, where the earliest Presbyterian Church edifice in America was erected. Either coming with him or following very shortly afterwards was William Traile and within the next two years the Reverends Thomas Wilson of Killybegs and Samuel Davis. While the other three minstered to the people in Somerset, Makemie began to travel around the Chesapeake region establishing numerous frontier churches and ultimately organizing the first Presbytery of the American Church at Philadelphia in 1706. When the great wave of Scotch-Irish migration from Ulster commenced a decade or so later the Presbyterian structue was in place to lead and enliven them. The subsequent Presbyterian impact on the American frontier as it pushed down the great wagon road through Pennsylvania into [the] valley of Virginia and the Carolinas, and afterwards west beyond the Appalachians can truly trace its roots back to this precursor arrival in Somerset.

Along with these ministers it is certain that some of the Presbyterian families of Donegal also elected to cast their lot with the New World, hopefully leaving behind the turmoil of the old. Among these would appear to be the families of Knox, McKnitt, Wallace, Alexander, White, Galbraith, Caldwell, Gray - and Polk. Certainly Robert and Magdalen came within a few years of Makemie and Traile. And there were more. An interesting passage appears in a letter of Edward Randolph, a Virginia official, writing in 27 June 1692: "I hear he has continued Major King to bee ye Navall Officer in Somerset County on ye eastern shore, a place pestred with Scotch & Irish. About 200 families have within ye 2 years arrived from Ireland & settled in your County besides some hundred of family's there before."

Robert Polke's first appearance in Maryland colonial records was with the patenting of the tracts Polks Lott and Polks Folly in March 1687/8. It is likely that the family arrived some time before then, but exactly when will probably never be known. The Somerset Judicial records for 1683-87 are unfortunately lost, and the land records are complete but offer no additional citations, so there appears to be little chance of additional evidence being found that period. Probably the best estimate for the date of arrival of Robert and Magdalen Polke/Pollock and their family in America would be about a year before they patented land - my guess would be 1686.

(Note - In his book "Polk Family and Kinsmen" William H. Polk mentions a cattle earmark registered to a John Pelke in 1680 which can be found in Somerset court records, Liber IKL. However this John Pelke is not one of Robert and Magdalen's children, but another individual, possibly a close relative, who was an earlier arrival. A discussion about him appeared in January 1999 issue of The Pollag under the title "What's in a Name - Variations in Spelling"). http://www.thecityobserver.com/f0059.html [S3028]

_JOHN de POLLOCK ____+ | (1524 - 1593) _ROBERT de POLLOCK 1st Baron of Ireland_| | (1559 - 1625) | | |_JANET MURE _________+ | (1570 - ....) _ROBERT BRUCE Delaware POLLOCK 2nd Baron of Ireland_|

| (.... - 1625) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_JEAN MONAT MOWAT ______________________| | (1560 - ....) | | |_____________________ | | |--ROBERT BRUCE POLK POLLOCK "the Immigrant" | (1625 - 1703) | _____________________ | | | _CORNELIUS CRAWFORD of Jordan Hill______| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_JEAN CRAWFORD _____________________________________|

(1610 - ....) | | _____________________ | | |________________________________________| | |_____________________

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ELIZABETH DEVEREUX

ABT 1452 - 1516

ID Number: I93151

RESIDENCE: England BIRTH: ABT 1452, Of Chartley, Herefordshire, England DEATH: 1516 BURIAL: Burford, Shropshire, England RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 99T5-52) Father: WALTER DEVEREUX Mother: ANNA AGNES FERRERS

Family 1 : THOMAS LEIGHTON +JOHN LEIGHTON Family 2 : RICHARD CORBET MARRIAGE: ABT 1469, Of Chartley, Hereford, England +ROBERT CORBET Knt.

_WALTER DEVEREUX _____+ | (1387 - 1435) m 1418 _WALTER DEVEREUX Knt.____| | (1411 - 1459) m 1432 | | |_ELIZABETH BROMWITCH _ | (1391 - ....) m 1418 _WALTER DEVEREUX ____|

| (1432 - 1485) m 1446| | | ______________________ | | | | |_ELIZABETH MERBURY ______| | (1412 - ....) m 1432 | | |______________________ | | |--ELIZABETH DEVEREUX | (1452 - 1516) | _EDMUND FERRERS ______+ | | (1386 - 1435) | _WILLIAM de FERRERS Knt._| | | (1412 - 1450) m 1437 | | | |_ELLEN ROCHE _________ | | (1395 - 1439) |_ANNA AGNES FERRERS _|

(1438 - 1468) m 1446| | _HAMON BELKNAP _______ | | (1394 - ....) |_ELIZABETH BELKNAP ______| (1411 - 1471) m 1437 | |_JOAN BOTILLER _______+ (1395 - ....)

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Thomas GORDON

ABT 1770 - ____

ID Number: I45172

RESIDENCE: SC BIRTH: ABT 1770 RESOURCES: See: [S3614]

Family 1 : Martha DUBOSE MARRIAGE: 1797

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Nannie E. GRANT

____ - ____

ID Number: I20027

RESIDENCE: VA RESOURCES: See: [S179] [S757] [S2036]

Family 1 : John Gibson PENDLETON MARRIAGE: ABT 1825

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William Henry James LONDON

1775 - 1820

ID Number: I89235

RESIDENCE: Albemarle Co. VA BIRTH: 1775 DEATH: 1820 RESOURCES: See: [S2811] Father: James LONDON Mother: Mary TURNER

Notes

2 William Henry James LONDON b: 1775 d: 1820 + Elizabeth HALL b: 1779

__________________________ | __________________________| | | | |__________________________ | _James LONDON _______|

| (1740 - 1827) | | | __________________________ | | | | |__________________________| | | | |__________________________ | | |--William Henry James LONDON | (1775 - 1820) | _(RESEARCH QUERY) TURNER _ | | | _Terrisha "Terry" TURNER _| | | (1710 - 1802) m 1740 | | | |__________________________ | | |_Mary TURNER ________|

(1751 - 1840) | | __________________________ | | |_Sarah WIMPY _____________| (1720 - 1807) m 1740 | |__________________________

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Robert NETTLES

ABT 1830 - ABT 1849

ID Number: I7866

RESIDENCE: Wilcox Co. AL DEATH: ABT 1849 BIRTH: ABT 1830 RESOURCES: See: [S11] [S2348] [S2349] [S2816] Father: James Lindsay NETTLES Mother: Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS

Notes

died at age 19. [S2349]

_(RESEARCH QUERY) NETTLES SC > AL> LA_ | _James NETTLES ______| | (1774 - 1835) | | |______________________________________ | _James Lindsay NETTLES _____|

| (1809 - 1843) m 1829 | | | ______________________________________ | | | | |_Elizabeth LINDSAY __| | (1781 - 1859) | | |______________________________________ | | |--Robert NETTLES | (1830 - 1849) | _Thomas MCCANTS Sr.___________________+ | | (1741 - 1791) m 1775 | _John MCCANTS _______| | | (1778 - 1846) m 1803| | | |_ BURGESS ____________________________+ | | (1740 - 1778) m 1775 |_Sarah Ann "Sally" MCCANTS _|

(1816 - 1879) m 1829 | | _(RESEARCH QUERY) THOMPSON ___________ | | |_Mary Jane THOMPSON _| (1785 - 1846) m 1803| |______________________________________

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Rev. Charles PAGE

ABT 1802 - ____

ID Number: I41851

TITLE: Rev. RESIDENCE: Clarke Co. VA BIRTH: ABT 1802 RESOURCES: See: [S1424] Father: William Byrd PAGE of Frederick Mother: Anne (Anna) LEE

_John PAGE of North End______+ | (1720 - 1774) m 1740 _Mann PAGE ___________| | (1742 - 1787) | | |_Jane BYRD of Westover_______+ | (1727 - 1794) m 1740 _William Byrd PAGE of Frederick_|

| (1768 - 1812) m 1797 | | | _Samuel SELDEN of Salvington_+ | | | (1725 - 1791) m 1751 | |_Mary Mason SELDEN ___| | (1754 - 1787) | | |_Mary Thomson MASON _________+ | (1731 - 1758) m 1751 | |--Charles PAGE | (1802 - ....) | _Henry LEE I_________________+ | | (1691 - 1747) m 1723 | _Henry LEE II_________| | | (1729 - 1787) m 1753 | | | |_Mary BLAND _________________+ | | (1704 - 1764) m 1723 |_Anne (Anna) LEE _______________|

(1776 - 1857) m 1797 | | _John GRYMES Esq.of Brandon__+ | | (1693 - ....) m 1715 |_Lucy Ludwell GRYMES _| (1720 - ....) m 1753 | |_Lucy LUDWELL _______________+ (1698 - ....) m 1715

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Dr. Mann PAGE

26 Oct 1791 - ____

ID Number: I85914

TITLE: Dr. RESIDENCE: of "The Fork," Cumberland and Albemarle Cos. VA BIRTH: 26 Oct 1791, The Fork, Cumberland, Virginia RESOURCES: See: [S2066] Father: Carter PAGE Mother: Mary "Polly" CARY

Notes

VI. Dr. Mann Page, b. at "The Fork," Oct. 26, 1791; removed to Turkey Hill, Albemarle Co., Va. Married (Dec. 12, 1815) Jane F. Walker.

_Mann I PAGE of "Rosewell"____________________+ | (1691 - 1730) m 1718 _John PAGE of North End_______| | (1720 - 1774) m 1740 | | |_Judith CARTER _______________________________+ | (1693 - 1750) m 1718 _Carter PAGE ________|

| (1744 - 1825) m 1783| | | _William "The Black Swan" BYRD II of Westover_+ | | | (1674 - 1744) m 1724 | |_Jane BYRD of Westover________| | (1727 - 1794) m 1740 | | |_Maria TAYLOR ________________________________+ | (1698 - 1771) m 1724 | |--Mann PAGE | (1791 - ....) | _Henry CARY of Ampthill_______________________+ | | (1700 - 1749) | _Archibald CARY of "Ampthill"_| | | (1720 - 1787) m 1744 | | | |______________________________________________ | | |_Mary "Polly" CARY __|

(1766 - 1797) m 1783| | _Richard RANDOLPH I of Curles_________________+ | | (1686 - 1748) m 1714 |_Mary Isham RANDOLPH _________| (1727 - 1781) m 1744 | |_Jane BOLLING ________________________________+ (1703 - 1766) m 1714

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Tracy POSEY

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Catherine WELCH

ABT 1786 - ____

ID Number: I98518

RESIDENCE: Lincoln Co. NC BIRTH: ABT 1786, Lincoln Co. North Carolina RESOURCES: See: LDS

Family 1 : John NORMAN MARRIAGE: ABT 1806

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Mary WOODSON

ABT 1706 - ____

ID Number: I37935

RESIDENCE: Goochalnd Co. VA BIRTH: ABT 1706 RESOURCES: See: [S1376] [S1830] [S2364] Father: Joseph WOODSON Mother: Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON

Family 1 : Stephen WOODSON MARRIAGE: BEF 1729, Goochland Co. VA

Stephen WOODSON _John WOODSON I "the Immigrant"_+ | (1586 - 1644) m 1619 _Robert "Potato Hole" WOODSON Sr._| | (1634 - 1707) m 1657 | | |_Sarah WINSTON _________________+ | (1600 - 1659) m 1619 _Joseph WOODSON ___________|

| (1664 - 1735) m 1701 | | | _Richard FERRIS Sr._____________ | | | (1596 - 1647) | |_Elizabeth FERRIS ________________| | (1636 - 1689) m 1657 | | |_Elizabeth______________________ | (1600 - ....) | |--Mary WOODSON | (1706 - ....) | _John "Tub" WOODSON ____________+ | | (1632 - 1684) m 1654 | _John WOODSON III_________________| | | (1655 - 1700) m 1677 | | | |_Sarah TUCKER __________________ | | (1632 - 1692) m 1654 |_Mary Jane Tucker WOODSON _|

(1686 - ....) m 1701 | | _Samuel TUCKER _________________ | | (1630 - ....) m 1658 |_Mary TUCKER _____________________| (1659 - 1710) m 1677 | |_Jane LARCOMBE _________________ (1638 - ....) m 1658

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Last Will of Capt. Robert Bruce Polk is found in the book, Polk Family and Kinsmen, written by W. Polk, page 64 - 69.

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Capt. Robert Bruce Polk's Timeline

1625
1625
Coleraine, County Londonderry, UK
1659
1659
Age 34
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
1664
1664
Age 39
Coleraine, Donegal, Ireland
1665
1665
Age 40
Pennsylvania, United States
1666
1666
Age 41
Donegal, Ireland
1667
1667
Age 42
Northern Ireland
1669
1669
Age 44
County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
1669
Age 44
Prince William, Virginia, USA
1671
1671
Age 46
Donegal, Ireland