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From: Paul Hayden <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Marsham
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 21:41:44 -0500
I know you are looking for information on Richard Marsham's first wife was
Katherine Brent but I am very interested in Charles Beaven and what information
you may have. This is what I have on him now.
Descendants of Charles Beaven
1 Charles Beaven b: 1636 in Caernarvon Wales d: Abt. 1699 in Maryland
2 Richard Beaven b: Abt. 1676 in Maryland d: 1738 in Maryland
.... +Jane Blanford b: Unknown in Maryland m: Unknown in Maryland
2 Sarah Beaven b: Abt. 1678
.... +Thomas Blanford
2 Margret Beaven b: Abt. 1680 in Maryland d: Abt. 1712 in Maryland
2 Elizabeth Beaven b: Abt. 1682 in Maryland
.... +John Boone
2 Catherine Beaven b: Abt. 1684 in Maryland d: 1762 in Maryland
.... +Henry Culver
2 Charles Beaven b: Abt. 1686 in Maryland d: Abt. 1761 in Maryland
.... +Mary Finch
"Elizabeth F. Randolph" wrote:
> I am not sure of the relationship of Mary, wife of Charles Beaven, to
> Richard Marsham. She was probably either his sister or sister of his wife,
> Katherine. I am inclined to think sister of Katherine.
> Charles BEAVEN died in 1699 in Prince George's County, Maryland. His Will,
> dated 20 January 1698, proved 2 June 1699, mentions "my Brother Mr Richard
> ABSTRACT OF WILL OF CHARLES BEAVEN, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
> ...the twenty day of January one thousand six Hundred ninty Eight...I
> Charles Beaven of Prince George his County: being sicke and weak in Body but
> of Sound and perfect memory...doe make this my last Will and Testament...
> Item I will yt my Dear and Loving wife Mary have the Seventh part of my
> parsonale Estate and ye rest to be equally Devided amongst my Six Children
> and my Dear Wife to be my Soule Exectrix of this my Last will and testament:
> my desire is yt my Brother Mr Richard Marsham and my kindsman William Barton
> be asisting to my Wife to see this my last Will and testament performed as
> Witness my hand & Seale. CHARLES BEVEN (SEAL)
> Mary Beaven made her Will on 28 April 1712, proved in Prince George's
> County, Maryland, on 13 June 1713 and bequeathed to "my well beloved Richard
> Marsham, Executor of all my Reall and personall Estate."
> WILL OF MARY BEAVEN, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
> In the name of God, Amen, ye 28 of Aprill one thousand Seventeen hundred &
> twelve I Mary Beaven of Prince Georges County being sicke and Weake in body
> but of sound & pert memory praised be to god for the same I do make this my
> last Will & Testament as in manner and forme following that is to say first
> & princecipally I Commend my Sole to Allmighty God that gave itt me hopeing
> I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my Sins and my body to
> be decently buried and touching such Worldly Estate as the Lord has blessed
> me with as hereafter by this my Will Expressed and first I doe Revoake all
> Wills by me declare and appoint this my last Will and Testament Item my
> Will is that my funerale charges & Just Debts should first paid Item I will
> & bequeath my well beloved Richard Marsham Executor of all my Reale and
> personale Estate as Wittness my hand and Sealle.
> MARY BEVEN (SEAL)
> Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
> Tho: Blanford, Sarah (her marke) Blanford
> On the back of this Will was endorsed to Wit June 13th day 1713 Then Came
> the within Thomas Blandford & Sarah Blanford Evidences to the within Will &
> made Oath that they were Present & did see the within named Mary Bevin
> Deceased Signe Seall & acknowledge the within to be her last Will &
> Testament and at the same time She was in her perfect Sences & memory to the
> best of their knowledge Sworne before Benja Berry Depts Commiss Pr Georges
> Richard MARSHAM was living when Mary made her Will on 28 April 1712, but
> died before Mary's Will was proved.
> "Origins of Clements-Spalding and Allied Families" by J. W. S. CLEMENTS
> states Mary was sister of Richard MARSHAM'S first wife, Katherine, both Mary
> and Katherine being daughters of Giles BRENT and Princess KITTAMAQUND (only
> daughter of the Emperor of the Piscataway Indians, who was adopted by Giles'
> sister, Margaret, and baptized by Father Andrew White, a Catholic
> missionary), and that Mary BRENT married "lst. Jno. Fitzherbert who d.
> without issue about 1684; 2nd. Chas. Beaven and d. 1713 in P. G. Co., Md."
> I would love to be able to prove Richard Marsham's first wife was Katherine
> Brent as stated above but have never been able to find anything to document.
> Elizabeth Randolph
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