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John Posey, I

Also Known As: "Poschet", "John Posey Sr."
Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, Colonial America
Death: July 24, 1689 (40-48)
Charles County, Maryland, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Posey and Elizabeth Posey
Husband of Susanna Posey
Father of Benjamin Posey, Sr.; Belaine Posey; Susannah Philpott; Elizabeth Posey; Mary Elizabeth Posey and 3 others
Brother of Anne Posey and Benjamin Posey, I
Half brother of Susanna Posey; Nicholas Belaine; Grace Posey Belaine; Bridget Bride Mauldin; Elizabeth Rivett and 2 others

Managed by: Theodore Lagonera
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About John Posey, I

John [Jr.] petitioned the court 2 March 1690 regarding tracts left by the will of John POSEY to his wife Susanna her widowhood, then to his two sons. Susanna was then wife of Thomas AUSTIN. On 25 November 1708, John was named as an heir in the will of ROBINS in Charles County. The will was proven 15 December.

John and Lydia on 28 April 1711 conveyed all rights in Southvielle containing twenty acres. (Liber C#2, p 253)[CIT:]144:2; Vol 3, p 103[:CIT]

Was it his great-great-grandson who married the daughter of Hudson Williams NELSON?

Recorded 26 November 1736, deed from John POSEY of Charles County, and Lydia, his wife, to Francis DUNNINGTON of Charles County, for 3000 lbs tobacco in cask and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land now in the possession of the said John POSEY and Lydia, his wife, lying in Charles County, called Ordington Hall. Signed - John (P his mark) POSEY, Lidia (I her mark) POSEY. Wit: Mathew BREEDING, Charles PHILLPOTT.

At the request of Francis DUNNINGTON of Charles County, the following receipt, it being for an alienation fine on the land mentioned in a deed from John POSEY and his wife to the said Francis DUNNINGTON and enrolled in this book page (blank) was recorded 28 April 1737. On 25 April 1737, received of Francis DUNNINGTON 2 shillings sterling for the alienation of the within land (said to be 50 acres) received for the use of Lord Baltimore by order of Benjamin TASKER Esq per Samual HANSON.

On 26 May 1740 John and Lydya sold a tract called Horn Fair[:ITAL] containing 150 acres and a tract called Poseys Chance containing 100 acres. The POSEYs received 40,000 pounds of tobacco!

John [Jr.] gave several depositions in Charles County--in 1719 at age 34, in 1721 at age 37, and in 1726 and age 43.

Probate Records for 15 October 1759 say that Elizabeth POSEY is executrix for the estate of John POSEY. (Charles County Will Book 30, p 641)

Will: 06 JAN 1759 Charles County, Maryland:

To son Humphrey POSEY, use of all that tract called Hopewell in Charles County and after his death to my son Edward POSEY and after his decease to son Walter POSEY and after to daughter Mary and after her decease to daughter Vinefutt POSEY.

To son Thomas POSEY, wearing apparel. To daughter Lydia STEWART, one shilling. To wife Elizabeth POSEY use of all my personal estate then to be divided amongst my five youngest children. To daughter Francis MADOX, one shilling. To son John POSEY, one shilling. Wife to be executrix.

Witnesses: Francis DUNNINGTON, John ELGIN, John POSEY, Jr.

Will proven 17 February 1759.[CIT:]160:2; Vol 5, p 43[:CIT]

Father: John POSEY b: ABT 1647; Mother: Susanna

[of John, Jr.] Marriage 1: (unknown spouse)

  1. Richard POSEY b: ABT 1708

[of John, Jr.] Marriage 2 Lydia SHUTTLEWORTH; Married: ABT 1706

  1. Rhodum POSEY
  2. John POSEY Jr b: ABT 1711
  3. Thomas Shuttleworth POSEY b: ABT 1714

[of John, Jr.] Marriage 3 Elizabeth MADDOX b: ABT 1690; Married: ABT 1744


Father [of John, Jr.]: John Posey b: 20 JUL 1652; Mother: Susannah Belaine

Marriage 1 Lydia Shuttleworth

  1. Has Children John Posey b: ABT 1715
  2. Has No Children Thomas Shuttleworth Posey

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Maddox b: ABT 1700

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John Posey, I's Timeline

Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, Colonial America
Age 3
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
Age 22
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Age 25
Charles County, Maryland, Colonial America
Age 30
Charles, Maryland, United States
Age 34
Charles, Maryland, United States
Age 36
Charles, Maryland, United States
February 1, 1683
Age 38
Charles, Maryland, United States
July 30, 1685
Age 40
Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, Colonial America