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From: "Jerry L. Clark" <>
Subject: RE: James Gough's wife was the sister of Jeremiah "the catholic" Tarlton
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:14:08 -0700
In the past I have had Susanna Medley daughter of Thomas Medley and Mary
Fenwick as the one who married James Gough.
Are we now saying James Gough married Susanna Tarlton daughter of James
Also it looks like James Tarlton's wife remarried a Richard Forrest- who
does this Richard Forrest belong to?
From: The Goughs [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:10 AM
Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] James Gough's wife was the sister of Jeremiah "the
Dear List, Jim Pulliam and I have been discussing possible choices for
James Gough III's wife, Susannah. We entertained the possibility that
she was the sister to Jeremiah "the catholic" Tarlton. I took the
following proposal to Linda and it looks like we may have struck pay dirt:
>Linda, Father O'Rourke in "That Troublesome Parish" says the Eleanor
>> Medley was the sister of Susannah (Medley) the wife of James Gough III.
>> He also say that Susanna _______ was the daughter of Thomas Medley. You
>> and other sources say that Eleanor's parents were Clement Medley and
>>> Descendants of Clement Medley
>>> 1 Clement Medley .. +Mary
>>> Bailey ....... 2 Eleanor Medley b: February 27,
>>> 1762 in St. Mary's County Maryland d: 1845 in Scott Co., KY
>>> ........... +Jeremiah "The Catholic" Tarlton b: February 11,
>>> 1755 in 11 Feb., 1755 SMC d: July 6, 1826 in Scott Co., KY m:
>>> January 20, 1782 in St. Mary's Co., MD
>> So a logical conclusion might be that Susannah was also the daughter of
>> Clement Medley and Mary Bailey. I couln't fine Clement's will in the
>> files that you sent so I can neither of confirm nor deny who Eleanor's
>> siblings might be. But perhaps, could Susanna have been a sister to
>> Jeremiah Tarleton. According to at least one source Jeremiah did have a
>> sister named Susannah.
Please read Linda's response below.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: I have some thoughts about Susanna _________
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 08:48:12 -0500
From: Linda Reno <>
Clement Medley's will doesn't mention a daughter named Susanna.
Incidentally, Clement Bailey's wife was Mary Mills, not Mary Bailey.
Will of Clement Medley, SMC 10/31/1771-2/10/1772. Wife: Mary. Children:
Bennet, Joseph, Matthew, Eleanor, Mary, Ann Eliza, Eleanor Nottingham.
Mentions: John Sanson. Exec: Brother, Bennet Medley and James Williams.
Wit: John Greenwell, Jr., James Pike. Execs. renounce the admin. whereupon
letters were granted to the widow. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).
Mary Mills was the daughter of Nicholas Mills, Jr. (d. 1768) and an unknown
wife. His second wife was Margaret Read, but he doesn't appear to have had
any children by her. Colonial Settlers of St. Clement's Bay by Mary Louise
Donnelly states that Nicholas Mills, Jr. married first, Elizabeth Heard,
dau. of John and Susanna. It was his father, not he. Elizabeth Heard was
Although the will of Nicholas Mills, Jr. doesn't specifically name Mary as
his daughter, her husband is named as one of the next of kin. George
Greenwell was the husband of his daughter, Elizabeth (also not specifically
named in his will).
Will of Nicholas Mills, SMC 9/2/1760-4/26/1768. Son: Justinian, the land
where he now lives "Strife" and "Strife Addition", 309 ac.; and the
plantation where Eleanor Moore now lives. Son: Nicholas, tract where I now
live. Daughter: Jean Mills, 1/3 pt. of my estate that is to say negroes,
stock, and household goods. Remainder to be divided between my first five
children. Execs: Justinian and Nicholas Mills. Wit: Matthew Heard,
Ignatius Heard, Edmund Heard, William Norris. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).
4/26/1768: Admin. accts. of Nicholas Mills. Next of kin: George Greenwell
and Clement Medley. Execs: His sons, Justinian and Nicholas Mills.
BUT, I think you've hit pay dirt. Jeremiah Tarlton did, indeed, have a
sister named Susanna and guess what? She was born in 1746. This matches
the birth year of Susanna Gough, wife of James! So.....Susanna Tarlton was
a sister-in-law of Eleanor vs. a sister. Love it.
Will of James Tarlton (no county named), 1/19/1756-4/10/1756. Son: John,
lease of manor land, 87 ac. in His Lordship's Mill Manor called "Thompson's
Hope". Son: James, the plantation where I now live called "Tarlton's Good
Luck" being pt. of tract called the "Beaverdam". Son: Jeremiah, one lease
of manor land lying in His Lordship's Mill Manor, 35 ac. called "Indian
Bridge". Son: Stephen, one lease of manor land lying in Woolsey Manor, 44
ac. called "Tarlton's Venture"l 44 ac, if free land being pt. of tract
called "Elizabeth" formerly bought of Permenas Griffin. Sons: John and
James, my old mill that formerly belonged to the Wheatleys when they come of
age; wife to enjoy profits of said mill until my son James arrives at age of
21. Sons: Stephen and Jeremiah, my mill that stands on the Indian Bridge.
6000 lbs tobacco, being pt. of the rent of my mill at the Indian Bridge,
being 36,000 lbs. tobacco, for the education of my children, the remainder
of the rent of my mill at the Indian Bridge being 36,000 lbs. tobacco, I
leave to my three daughters as they shall come to the age of 16. Wife:
Negro fellow Tom Smith's tools. Execs: Wife and son John. Wit: Robert
Hammett, Thomas Tarlton, Baker Sullivan. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).
10/16/1758: Admin. accts. of James Tarlton, SMC. Sureties: Stephen
Chilton, Thomas Tarlton. Received from: Matthew Wise, John Newton, John
Solomon, William Hazel, John Buchanan, Thomas Warren, Robert Alexander,
George Dividin, Patrick Lurty, Richard Purdy, Barnaby Egan, Thomas Palmer
Waugh, Thomas Dogan, Jeremiah Williams, John Wherritt, Barton Smoot, Wm.
Jenkins, Barnaby Angel, Catherine Baxter, James Gough, Jr., John Standfield,
John All. Clarke, George Aisquith, Ann Potter, ___Hilton, Thomas Sanders,
Dr. James Armstrong, James Kindrick, Edward Warren, Thomas Cook, Fargus
Keough, Wm. Cullison, John Wiseman. Payments to: Ralph Shaw, Col. Wm.
Fitzhugh, Mev. Lock. Distribution to: Wife (widow) of Richard Forrest.
Orphans: John Tarlton (of age); James Tarlton (age 20); Stephen Tarlton
(age 20); Susanna Tarlton (age 12); Chloe Tarlton (age 8); Jeremiah Tarlton
(age 5). Exec.: Wife of Richard Forrest. (Admin. accts. of the
Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers, 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner,
Jr.). NOTE: This record is not on CD #206.
Good job! You should post to the list. Looks like the Easter bunny was
good to us after all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "The Goughs" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:05 PM
Subject: I have some thoughts about Susanna _________
> Linda, Father O'Rourke in "That Troublesome Parish" says the Eleaonor
> Medley was the sister of Susannah (Medley) the wife of James Gough III.
> He also say that Susanna _______ was the daughter of Thomas Medley. You
> and other sources say that Eleanor's parents were Clement Medley and Mary
>> Descendants of Clement Medley
>> 1 Clement Medley .. +Mary
>> Bailey ....... 2 Eleanor Medley b: February 27,
>> 1762 in St. Mary's County Maryland d: 1845 in Scott Co., KY
>> ........... +Jeremiah "The Catholic" Tarlton b: February 11,
>> 1755 in 11 Feb., 1755 SMC d: July 6, 1826 in Scott Co., KY m:
>> January 20, 1782 in St. Mary's Co., MD
> So a logical conclusion might be that Susannah was also the daughter of
> Clement Medley and Mary Bailey. I couln't fine Clement's will in the
> files that you sent so I can neither of confirm nor deny who Eleanor's
> siblings might be. But perhaps, could Susanna have been a sister to
> Jeremiah Tarleton. According to at least one source Jeremiah did have a
> sister named Susannah. Unfortunately, I don't have James Tarlton's will
> Oh Well,
> Happy Easter,
> Michael J. Gough
Michael J. Gough
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