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William Comegys, Sr.

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Kent County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Death: circa May 1736 (64-80)
Kent County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Immediate Family:

Son of Cornelius (Cornelissen) Comegys (Comen-Ghysen), Sr. and Willemtje Comegys
Husband of Elizabeth Comegys and Mary Comegys
Father of Ann Spencer; Cornelius Comegys; William Comegys, II; Nathaniel Comegys; Elizabeth Comegys and 4 others
Brother of Cornelius Parsons Comegys, II; Elizabeth Comegys and Hannah Comegys
Half brother of Nathaniel Comegys; Edward Comegys; Gias Bartus Comegys; Martha Comegys; Rebecca Comegys and 3 others

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About William Comegys, Sr.


William Comegys (Cornelius2, Cornelius1Comen Ghysen); b. circa

1662 at Kent Co., MD; m. Elizabeth Tyler, daughter of Edward Tyler and Joan, 1685 at Calvert Co., MD; 1st wife; m. Mary Vinett 14 Dec 1709 at Kent Co., MD; 2nd wife; d. 1736 at Kent Co., MD.

    He resided at McAllister's Ferry, Kent Co., MD. He left a will on

5 Jun 1735; proved 22 May 1736.

    Elizabeth Tyler was also known as Elizabeth Tiler. She died by


    Known children of William Comegys and Elizabeth Tyler were as


                i. William Comegys II; b. circa 1695; m. Ann Cosden.
                   He and Ann Cosden resided at Kent Co., MD. He left
                   a will on 8 Dec 1756; proved 21 Dec 1756.
               ii. Elizabeth Comegys; b. circa 1697; m. ___ Briscoe.
              iii. Nathaniel Comegys; b. 4 May 1699; d. 2 Apr 1709 at
                   age 9.
    4.         iv. Ann Comegys, b. 30 Oct 1700; m. Jervis Spencer.
                v. Cornelius Comegys; b. 28 Jul 1704 at Kent Co., MD;
                   m. Charity; 1st husband; d. 1757.
                   He resided at Kent Co., MD. He left a will on 29
                   Jul 1757; proved 30 Sep 1757.
               vi. Margaret Comegys; b. 4 Nov 1706; d. 28 Dec 1706.
    Mary Vinett married Moses Alford; 1st husband. She died on 22 Jan

1719 at Kent Co., MD.

    Known children of William Comegys and Mary Vinett were as


                i. Hannah Comegys; b. 13 Feb 1711; m. Isaac Freeman;
                   1st husband; m. Thomas Burke; 2nd husband; d.
               ii. Edward Comegys; b. 18 Oct 1712; m. Ann; 1st
                   husband; d. by 1751.

Will of William "WILLIAM COMEGYS 1662-1736 - Will 1735

In the Name of God Amen -- June the 4th Day in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty-five - I William Comegys of Kent County in the Province of Maryland I being in perfect health and memory thanks be unto Almighty God for the Same Doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following - first and chiefly I bequeath my Soul unto Almighty God that gave it hopeing that through the Meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour to receive free and full pardon of all my Sinns and Transgressions and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter nominated and appointed and as to what Worldly goods it hath pleased God to Indue me with I give and bequeath in manner and form following:

Imprimis: Part of a tract of Land called The Reserve and part of another Tract called the Remainder I give and bequeath to my Eldest Son William Comegys of the County aforesaid - during his life and at his decease to be given among his children and a third part of an Island of Marshe in manner and form aforesaid -

Item: - I give and bequeath to my Son Cornelius Comegys in the County aforesaid one Hundred Acres of Land Called the Little Forrest to him and his heirs forever.

Item: - I give now give to my youngest Son Edward Comegys my now dwelling Plantation with all the Lands thereunto belonging Viz: Rasberry Little Worth and Chance with the third part of an Island Marsh and being part of a Tract of Land in Queen Anne County Called Sandy Hurst to him and his heirs forever - the other third part of the aforesaid Marsh I give to my Daughter Anne Spencer and to her heirs forever, as Touching my Personal Estate I give and bequeath in the manner following:

Item: -I Give to my Son William Comegys one Negro man named Prince

Item: - I Give to my Son Cornelius Comegys one Negro man named Thomas and one Negro Woman named Sue and one Negro Woman named Rachell

Item: - I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Bishop one Negro man named Sambo and one Negro Boy named Michael

Item: - I Give to my Daughter Anne Spencer one Negro Man named Charles

Item: - I Give to my Daughter Hannah Freeman one Negro Boy called Ned

Item: - I Give to my Son Edward Comegys four Negroes named Dick, Joseph, Ruth and Jacob

Item: - To my Eldest Grandson William Comegys I give one Negro girl called Esther. I give to my Eldest Son William Comegys one Cow and Calfe and my silver-headed Cane and my Silver Seal

Item: - I give to my three Daughters to Each a Silver Spoon and I further ordain that after any Decease my Negro William be free after the crop is finished that I shall leave begun. And all the rest of my Estate I give and bequeath to my Son Edward Comegys he paying all the Debts due from and to any Other and I appoint my Son Edward Comegys my Sole Executor. In Witness Whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 5th Day of June One thousand Seven hundred and thirty-five.

Signed Sealed and Declared William Comegys (Seal)

John Hurt John Dickson X his mark Daniel Bird

Page 30

Page 2 of Wi11 of William Comegys - 1735

On the 22nd Day of May Came John Hurt, John Dickson and Daniel Bird the three Subscribing Witnesses to this last Will and Testament of William Comegys - late of Kent County Dec'd who being duly and Solemnly Sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God I depose and Say that they saw the Testator William Comegys Sign and Seal and heard him publish and pronounce and Declare the Testament of writing here - to annexed as his last Will and Testament and that at the time of his so doeing he was to the best of their knowledge and apprehension of Sound and Disposing mind and memory and that they the aforesaid John Hurt John Dickson and Daniel Bird as Witnesses Subscribed the Said Will in the presence and at the request of the Said Testator -

Sworn to before me -

D. Dulany Com ry

Kent County Wills - Vol. 21 pages 657,658"

"William Comegys, his son, was a civil and military officer, a commissioner of the court in 1696, and was appointed by an Act of the Assembly to determine the boundary line between Cecil and Kent Counties. He served on the Grand Jury in 1698. He was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Tyler, daughter of Robert and Joane Tyler, of Calvert County, and a half sister of George Reid, by whom he had William, Elizabeth, Ann and Cornelius. His second wife, Mary, was the sister of Richard Vinitt, of Kent County, by whom he had two other children, Hannah and Edward Comegys. His second marriage is recorded thus at Shrewsbury Church, of which he was one of the earliest vestrymen: "December ye 14th, 1709 there was married William Comegys and his now wife Mary Comegys."

It was just prior to this marriage that the new house, just described, was built. It was on a tract of 600 acres of land, surveyed for his father, August 15, 1683, and deeded to William Comegys by "Cornelius Comegys and Rebecka, his wife," May 30, 1690. Rebecca was the second wife of Cornelius Comegys, by whom he had seven other children, all of whom are mentioned in his will. This land was located near Collister's Ferry on the Chester River, opposite the present town of Crumpton, and was called "Vianna." Besides the lands given to him by his father, William Comegys joined with his friend Samuel Wallis and they secured many large grants of land on the north side of the Chester River, among them "Partnership," 970 acres, Samuel Wallis' home plantation."

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William Comegys, Sr.'s Timeline

Kent County, Maryland, U.S.A.
October 30, 1700
Age 36
Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland, United States
July 28, 1704
Age 40
Kent County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Age 47
May 1736
Age 72
Kent County, Maryland, U.S.A.
May 1736
Age 72