5. Charles2 Busey (Paul1, ElizabethA ?) was born ca 1670. He died ca May1727: at approximately 56 years of age.(43)
He married twice. He married ?- ? : in MD. ?- was born before 1675 (perhaps ca 1672). She died ca 1704. Perhaps she was a relative of William Downing (see Downing connection below and under son Paul). He married, as his second wife, Dinah Brown before 1708. She died after 1746:. Dinah was a daughter of Daniel Brown of Calvert County, who, in his will, left his daughter Dinah Buce (sic) one shilling.(44) She married at least three times: first to Charles Busey (Sr), then John Williams, then William Robinson.
May 31, 1728, Dinah was joined by John Williams, her new husband, in the administration of Charles' estate. When John Williams died intestate in Prince George's County ca 1740, Dinah Williams was his administratrix. Belinda (Vylinder) Busey and Elizabeth Mason signed the inventory as next of kin.
On 5 Aug 1737, Dianah Williams and John Williams, along with Richard Keene and Burgis Mitchell, witnessed the will of Thomas Clagett of Prince George's County. (Md Calendar of Wills vol. 7, p. 230)
28 Aug 1740, a record of the estate of John Williams of Prince George's Co, was filed showing Ninian Magruder Sr and James Magruder as appraisers. Mrs. Dianah Williams was administratrix. [Prerog Ct 25.179 abstract]
30 Aug 1744, an account of the John Williams estate was filed showing administratrix Dianna Robinson, wife of William Robinson. The heirs were John, Elinor, Thomas and Elisha Williams.[Prerog Ct 20.448 abstract]
27 Aug 1746, another account was filed by adminstratrix Dianna Robinson, wife of William. [Prerog Ct 23.36 abstract; MdHR 988 Testamentary Proc 32 p. 172]
. In the August 1697 court, Charles Busey demanded subpoena for William Selby and William Conley to testify inter he and William Rothry. [Archives of MD vol. 0202 p. 211] William Conley attended two days as evidence for Charles Busey against William Rothery for which Charles had to pay 60 pounds of tobacco. [Archives of MD vol. 0202 p. 243]. Note that William Selby did not bring suit for payment as did William Conley.
In the 2 June 1699 court, was the following: Five men at Lyons Creek Hundred that is to say att Charles Town with force and armes etc... 1 Black and white Bull Calf (value 300 pounds tobacco) and one blacke and white Cow Calf (value 300 pounds) chattles of Charles Busey did kill steale and take and carry away... [the perptrators were to be] in the Pillory for one full hour and pay Charles Busey 480 pounds tobacco.(45)
In his will of 1718, Paul Busey named his brother Charles as co-executor with Paul's wife Sarah.(46)
In 1704, Charles Buesey sold 100 acres in Prince George's County, called "Twyfool" which he had inherited from William Downing (will likely probated in Calvert County before 1696 and no longer extant). William Downing had acquired it from William Selby, deceased, but such transfer had not been recorded. No wife released her dower.(47)
In 1712, Paul Bussey (sic) conveyed 200 acres called "Dunkirk" to his brother Charles Bussey (sic). This land had been surveyed in 1669 by William Groom; it is not known how Paul acquired it. Charles sold all but 10 acres of the tract by 1726.[CI:105:?1:CI](48) (49)
In 1720, Chalres Busey was granted a survey certificate (#44) for 396 acres "Dunkirk Rectified" in Calvert Co.(50)
In January 1716, Charles Busey and Samuel Griffiths Jr. were the appraisers of the estate of John Whipps Sr. in Calvert Co. (Prerogative Ct 37C.103) John Whipps was Paul Busey's father-in-law.
Charles Busie (sic) Sr. of Calvert County wrote his will 9 April 1727, naming his wife Dinah and his 10 children: Paul, Charles, Susannah Benson, Mary Simpson, Sarah, Samuel, Daniel, Elizabeth, Vilinder and Clare.(51) ...
"...I Charles Busie Senr of Calvert County ..., planter, being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given unto God ... first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it & for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like & decent Manner ... nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God ... bequeath to Dinah my dearly beloved wife my full & whole estate ... during her life with the land whereon I now dwell except the parcel of land which is on the other side of Thomas Smiths Mill Branch which I Leave to be sold & the price to be equally divided between Dinah my wife ... and Paul Busie my Well beloved Son, and as for the remaining part of my Land after my Wifes decease I give to my two sons Samuel & Daniel Busie to be equally divided between them ... & for the rest of my Estate after my Wifes decease I leave to be equally divided between my five youngest Children Viz Samuel Daniel Elizabeth Vilinder & Clare. Item I Leave to my four eldest Children Charles Busie, Susannah Benson Mary Simpson & Sarah Busie Each of them One Shilling -- Item I Leave my Son Daniel free at the age of Eighteen if my Wife should die before that time -- Item I Leave my Son Samuel free when the Cropp is Finished & one halfe of his Share -- ..." Signed by Charles B and witnessed by John Norris Junr, John Williams and Clare (O) Norris her mark John Williams and Clare Norris confirmed their witness on 17 June 1727. [Wills v. 19 pp. 177-179]
The inventory of his estate was presented 16 Sept 1727, approved by next of kin Paul Bussey (sic) and John Browne. Executrix was Diana Busey. [Prerogative Ct 12:313, per abstracts pg 9)
Charles Busey and ?- ? had the following children:
23 i. Paul3 Busey was born ca 1695. He died bef 1751:. Under the terms of his father's will, Paul was to divide the tract of land on the other side of Thomas Smiths' mill branch with Charles' widow Dinah Busey.
Could this Paul be (as suggested by Mary Lou Cole) the Paul Busey, planter of Prince George's County, who sold 100 acres of "Packelets Zest" to Joseph Belt, merchant, for 15 pounds of tobacco on 26 Jan 1715/16? This deed was acknowledged by Paul Busey and wife Mary Busey. The witnesses were Tho: Clagett and Patrick Hepburne. The deed was acknowledged by Paul and wife Mary. Note that "Pacholets Rest" of 100 acres was patented by William Downing in 1684 [MSA S1596-3151]. See reference to William Downing under Paul's father Charles Busey; there is some family relationship, not yet determined. The only sticking point is that this Paul is noted as from Prince George's County - he would be expected to be of Calvert Co; however, this parcel was in Prince George's County which could explain the reference.
In 1738, Paul witnessed the will of Peter Davis of Calvert County. In 1742, he was a debtor, languishing in the Calvert County jail, one of several prisoners who petitioned the Maryland legislature for relief, which was granted. He died prior to 1751, when his brother Charles testified about the ownership of "Dunkirk" at the Maryland Provincial Court. At his decease, he owned land in Lyons Creek Hundred, Calvert County, adjacent to "Dunkirk". (52)
On 2 Sept 1745, the inventory of John Weedon of Anne Arundel County was filed with a value of L9.9.0. Acknowledging as next of kin were Paul Busey and William Thornboy. Creditors were William Thornboy and Laurana Weden. The administrator was Ephraim Gover, a Quaker. [Prerog Ct 31.214 abstract] William Thornbury was married to Catherine (Evans) Clark. In 1745, Laurana Weeden and Dorothy (Jones) Wood (who was a niece of Sarah (Whipps) Busey) were noted as next of kin to Richard Randall.(53) The connection here is not clear to me.
In 1748, Paul Bucey served in the Foot Company of Captain Edward Gant along with his brother Charles Bucey and a Wm. Simpson.(54)
24 ii. Charles Busey was born ca 1697. He married Elizabeth (?) Eastwood bef 10 April 1725: in Anne Arundel Co, MD. Elizabeth Busey, widow of John Eastwood was joined by Charles Busey in administering Eastwood's estate in Anne Arundel County in 1725 (Prerogative Ct 6.323) In 1739, Charles Bewsey and Charles Bewsey Jr. appear on a lengthy debtors list in the estate of Col. John Smith of Calvert Co. A Sarah Bewsey also appears.[Prerog Ct liber 24 folio 80-88]
In 1748, Charles Bucey served in the Foot Company of Capt. Edward Gant in Calvert Co, MD. Also in that company were Matthew Phillpot, Wm. Simpson, and Paul Bucey.(55)
In 1751, as Charles Busey, planter of Charles County, he appeared in the Maryland Provincial Court to testify regarding the ownership of "Dunkirk" in Calvert County to which he had a former claim. He is, however, not found in the Charles County debt books which start in 1753; nor is there an estate for him there.(56)
In 1754, a Charles Busey is in the Patent records with a 60 acre parcel called "The Addition" now in Montgomery Co. [liber BC & GS #1, folio 322 #2 Fl. 25](57)
In a 12 Nov 1754 account of the John Sanders estate, Charles Busey and Paul Busey made payments to the estate in Anne Arundel Co. [Prerogative Ct liber 36.477 abstract] I cannot be sure which Charles and Paul these would be.
In 1783 (1782?), the Calvert County tax list includes a Charles Busey with 5 whites and a Charles Busey Jr with 7 whites. The latter had 58 acres "part of Gover & Griffiths Pasture", "part of Skinners Chance" and "part of Turners Place"(58). A John Ferguson owned similar parcels. (59) This John Ferguson (b ca1725) married Barsheba Griffith, daughter of Samuel & Ann Griffith. (60) This particular record has not been linked to a specific Charles. [Clarke Skinner of Calvert Co left the tract "Skinners Chance" to his daughter Ann in his will dated in 1710 and probated in 1714 (61) Ann then married Samuel Griffith as his second wife, the first being Sarah Evans. The tract was willed to Benjamin Griffith by his father in 1741(62) In 1751, Benjamin left it to his sister Barsheba. (63) Gover & Griffith's Pasture (60 acres) was patented by Samuel Griffith and Ephraim Gover, and Turner's Place (300 acres) was patented by Samuel Griffith with 3 other persons 1720-1723. Research into these parcels may yield futher clues. Also, about this same time, Robert Gover owned parcels called "Griffith's Pasture" and "Turner's Place" in Lyons Creek Hundred. Robert's brother William Gover owned 120 acres of "Dunkirk" at that time, which he inherited from his father Robert Gover (who married a Sarah). (64) ] It would seem to me that some family connection to Samuel Griffith must exist here. More research into the Anne Arundel County deed records should clarify this.
25 iii. Susanne Busey was born ca 1699. She married Mr. Benson before 1727:.
26 iv. Mary Busey was born ca 1700. She married Mr. Simpson before 1727:. Perhaps this is the Wm. Simpson who was in Thomas Gant's troop of foot in 1748, along with Paul Bucey and Charles Bucey.(65)
27 v. Sarah Busey was born ca 1702.
Charles Busey and Dinah Brown had the following children:
+ 28 vi. Samuel Busey was born ca 1708.
+ 29 vii. Daniel Busey was born ca 1710.
30 viii. Elizabeth Busey was born ca 1712. She married Mr. Mason bef 1740:. Elizabeth Mason signed the inventory of her step-father John Williams as next of kin with her sister Verlinda Busey. That she is indeed this Elizabeth is supported by the list of John Williams own children which does not include an Elizabeth (see comments under Dinah Brown Busey).
31 ix. Verlinda Busey was born ca 1715. In 1740, she signed the invertory of John Williams, her stepfather, as next of kin. Her name was written as Belinda Busey, however, her mark was a "V".(66)
Harmison and Rouse indicated that Verlinda had married Samuel Taylor; however, I find no evidence to support that claim. There was a Samuel Taylor with a wife Verlinda; however, they were much older than Verlinda Busey and Verlinda Taylor's ancestry has been established.
32 x. Clare Busey was born ca 1718.
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