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From: ralph smith <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] William Keene of St. Mary's Co. MD
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:13:55 -0500
Found the following on "Keene's Rest" and the names William, Ann and Mary Keene. "Keenes Rest," containing 50 acres in West St. Mary's Manor, St. Mary's Co., Md., in the woods adjoining Thomas Courtney's tract of land, patented June 10, 1671 to William Keene, planter. Land rights based on Keene's wife Ann completing of her time of service in this Province. (Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, p. 190.) William Keen(e) immigrated from Virginia [to Somerset Co.] with Mary, his wife, in Oct. 1667. (Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 11, pp. 499 and 507, and Liber 12, p. 397.) William Keen(e), of Calvert Co., service by 1670. (Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 14, pp. 194-5, and Liber 16, p. 37.) Ann Keene, service 1670. Wife of William of Calvert Co. (Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, p. 37.) RDS
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:00:51 -0800
Subject: William Keene of St. Mary's Co. MD
hi List, How does the The St. Mary's tract "Keene's Rest" get from William to Thomas Keene? William Keene moved to MD and his widow Anne moved back to VA in the Washington Parish Westmoreland Co Va/St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County Va area with her husband John Massey (b. bef 1637). From the MD land records, a Thomas Keene in 1738 was mentioned. William Keene's son may have moved to Dorchester Co. MD to live with his uncle John Keene (d 1726). I'm guessing from the court records that William Keene is related to Henry, Richard & Edward Keene of Calvert Co. Md. The Northumberland Keene's that moved from Kent County MD to Northumberland appear to be all accounted for. RDS: William Keene (Cain/Cane/Kain) (d.
1676) Immigrated 1667 w/Mary his wife from VA in 1667. Claimed land for wife Anne's time of service 1671 who was in England when Keene died. Widow Anne m. John Massey of Va. by 1682 when she came to MD to claim her thirds.
Source: Lois Carr's St. Mary's Co. Career Files
Stafford Co VA Order Book 1664-1668
474. The Court doth order that for the year ensueing WILLIAM BEACH be Surveyor of the High Ways from the frontiere Westmoreland down to the head and ferry at Aquia and that Mr. MICHL.. HILL and JOHN MASSEY be Surveyors of the High Ways from thence to the ferry and head of Potomack Creek and that they clear the Ways to the Ferry and only make the Ways to the heads of the Creeks
where the most convenient Passage is and that Mr. WILLIAM. HEABEARD for Derection in making the outward way and clearing the road from the said Ferry to the Courthouse to the Horse Bridge and take warrants from Capt. JOHN ALEXANDER for help therein and that CHRISTOPHER LUND be Surveyor from the Plantation of Mr. RICHARD HOPE to the ferry at Potomack. ===
St. Mary's County Circuit Court Land Surveys and Condominium Plats
Canes Rest, 50 Acres; Certificate
Developer/Owner: Cane, William 1670 Patent Record 13, p. 82 0 0 MSA S 1598-635
Keenes Rest, 50 Acres; Patent
Developer/Owner: Keene, William 1671 Patent Record 16, p. 190 0 0 MSA S 1598-2070
Keenes Rest, 59 Acres; Certificate
Developer/Owner: Keene, Thomas 1738 Patent Record EI 5, p. 390 0 0 MSA S 1598-2071
Keenes Rest, 59 Acres; Patent
Developer/Owner: Keene, Thomas 1738 Patent Record EI 6, p. 90 0 0 MSA S 1598-2072
Keenes Rest, Thomas Keene, 49 Acres 1738/12/01 Patented Certificate 376 3 0 MSA S 1205-387 ===
Dorchester County Circuit Court Land Surveys and Condominium Plats
Keenes Rest, 100 Acres; Patent
Developer/Owner: Keene, William 1671 Patent Record 14, p. 194 0 0 MSA S 1589-5949 ===
Cain (Cane) William, St . Mary's County, 25th Jan., 1675/6; 5th Feb., 1675/6.
To son William, entire estate, real and personal, should he come into the province.
to Jean Edloe, dau. of Joseph and Jean Edloe, sd. estate should son afsd. not come into the province.
to sd. Joseph Edloe of St. Mary's County, and hrs., sd. estate in event of death of both son William and Jean Edloe, Jr., afsd. under age.
Ex. Jos. Edloe, of
Test: Geo. Thompson, Jno. Taut. 2. 386.