FIRST GENERATION


1. Francis MEAD(1) was born about 1650. He signed a will on 4 Jan 1716/17 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.. Will names sons William, John ,and Benjamin, daughter Susannah Long, son-in-law Thomas Dawson, granddaughter Hannah Crans, dau-in-law Mary Wright and wife Ann. He also left personal property to John and James Beard at Age 18. He died before 6 Aug 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. He had an estate probated on 6 Aug 1717 in Anne Arundel Co, MD..(2) Francis Mead appears on list of debts due estate of James Cox, filed 31 Aug 1678.
Francis Mead's land is mentioned as adjacent to that of Richard Beard of AA Co. in a 1694 deed.On 29 Oct 1702 Richard Beard AA Co boatright conveyed to Francis Mead AA Co., planter 130 acres of the tract called "Huckleberry Forest". Wm Mead was a witness to this indenture,
on 29 Oct 1702 Francis Mead AA Co platner and wife Ann conveyed to Thomas Robinson part of the parcel called Bare Neck, south sidde of Magaty RIver granted 24 Sept 1680 to Francis MEad for 225 acres lying on north side of Beards Creek laid out for 64 acres. Also witnessed by Wm Mead.
Francis Mead as severalentries in 1707 rent rolls, he had 100 acres of the tract "Pen Lloyde also Swan Neck in Middle Neck Hundred, In Broad & Town Neck Hundreds Bear Neck Hundred was surveyed for Francis Mead 19 June 1680 off which Francis had 161 acres in 1707 and 64 acres in possession of Thos. Ribinson. ANother 130 acres part of the tract Huckelberry Forrest also was in possession of Francis in 1707.
Franc. Mead apprasier of estate of Jacob Hallet 1694. One of several hundred listed in debts of Mr. James Harper 20 May 1696. Appears in list of debts due estate of Robert Francklin of AA Co dtd 7 Nov 1682. Also in list of debts of estate of Dr. Michael Cusack dtd 16 Sept 1685.

It seems that his wife Ann, may have been the widow of Abraham DAWSON who died in 1675. The will of Francis Mead refers to son-in-law Thomas Dawson and daughter-in-law Mary Wright, His wife's, Ann, will of 1725 refers to daughter Mary Wright. Mary seems to be the wife of Henry Wright who had children born between 1686 and 1714 in St Margarets Westminster Parish, with one of the sons being named "Dawson". Abraham DAWSON had a son Thomas, and three daughters were named: Elizabeth, Hannah, and Sarah, but no Mary. unless Mary changed her name its is unclear where she fits. (of course it is also possible Ann had another husband and Mary is by him.) Mary was propably the eldest since she married by 1685 or so, born before ca. 1670.

Anne(1) was born about 1655 in A. A. Co., MD. She signed a will on 9 Jan 1723/24 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.. Will names son Benjamin and his daughter Nanney, daughter Mary Wright, grandchildren John and James Boards son John, his brother William.. She died in 1725 in Baltimore City. She had an estate probated on 10 Nov 1725 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.. Francis MEAD and Anne had the following children:

child+2 i. Susannah MEAD.
child3 ii. William MEAD was born about 1681. He died before 1735. In the AA Co land records page 352, shipped by Wm Mead in the ship called "Providence of Portsmouth" Richd Beach, master, and now riding at anchor in River of Patuxent and bound for London, one hhd of Maryland Leafe Tob. to Capt. John Hide, merchant in LOndon, he paying frieght of L10 per ton dtd 15th 170_.
A Wm Mead list in debts due estate of Mr. Joseph Fary 8 June 1696
child+4 iii. Ann MEAD.
child+5 iv. Benjamin MEAD.
child+6 v. John MEAD.

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