21. Joshua3 Busey (Paul2, Paul1, ElizabethA ?)(70) was born ca 1711. He died bef Mar 1794:.
He married Elianor Ray bef 27 Aug 1747: Prince George's Co, MD.(71) Elianor was born 17 Dec 1715: Prince George's Co, MD. Christened at St. Barnabus Church, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County (per Ann T. Sipes research) Elianor was the daughter of William Ray Sr. and Elizabeth ?.
She died bef July 1786:. Elianor Ray was married first to Edward Jones of Prince George's Co, who died in 1744 leaving four children: Josiah, Eliza, William and Charles Jones. By 1747, she had married Joshua Busey who, with his brother Edward Busey and John Needham, executed that year a guardian bond for the children obligating him to pay them their inheritance. Probably, this Edward Jones was a brother to Charles Jones who married Mary Busey, the widow of Joshua's brother Charles Busey, around 1735.
In 1760, William Ray, Sr., of Frederick County, left his daughter Eleanor Bussey (sic) one shilling in his will. Elianor had siblings William, John, Mary, Margaret (Pritchett), Elizabeth (Pritchett), Rebecca, Ruth and Thomas Ray.
In 1794, Mary Ray of Montgomery Co, MD, wrote her will and named nephew Samuel Busey, son of Joshua Busey, among other relatives. Joshua was a witness to the will of his brother Paul in 1731. In 1733, he was taxable in the Potomack Hundred, Prince George's County.
On 3 May 1741, Joshua Busey, along with Zach'll and Sarah Magruder, witnessed the will of William Penson of Prince George's County [Md Calendar of Wills vol. 8, p. 149]
On 27 Aug 1747, Joshua Busey obligated himself to pay monies deposited with the Justices of Prince George's County Court for the estate of Edward Jones, to the orphans Josiah, Elizabeth, William and Charles Jones. The obligation was made by Joshua Busey, John Needham and Edward Busey (the first two by signature, the last by mark "E")(72)
In 1748, Joshua Busey served in Capt. George Beall's Troop of Horse in Prince George's County. Also in that company were Edw Busey, Charles Jones, John Ray and James Ray.(73)
Joshua executed deeds in 1748 and 1753, along with his wife Eleanor. He purchased land in Frederick County in 1751 from Thomas Ray. Joshua appears in the debt books in Frederick County in 1751 and in 1753-73 with "Charles & Thomas" and "Jones Slips."
On 24 Nov 1756, Joshua witnessed the will of Rachel Harris of Frederick Co. [Md Calendar of Wills vol. 11, p. 164]
In August 1776, Joshua (65), Eleanor (60), John (25) and Samuel (20) Busey appear in the census of Lower Potomack Hundred, Frederick County, Maryland.
On or before 10 Jan 1778, Joshua, John and Samuel Busey took the Oath of Affirmation of Fidelity and Support to the State in Montgomery County (worshipfull Charles Jones' returns).(74)
In 1785 and 1786, Joshua deeded land and slaves to John and Samuel Busey; however Eleanor did not acknowledge these transfers suggesting she was deceased. No will or administration of his estate has been located; however it is believed he died by 4 Mar 1794, when his son John conveyed his interest in "Jones Slips" to his other son Samuel. (75) Interestingly, Jones Slips had been patented by Edward Jones in 1743 in Montgomery Co [MSA S159x Montgomery Patents, Tracts Index on-line]
Joshua Busey and Elianor Ray had the following children:
+ 54 i. John4 Busey was born ca 1751.
55 ii. Samuel Busey(76) was born ca 1756. He died ca 1831: Montgomery Co., MD.(77) Samuel Busey of Montgomery Co, MD, wrote his will 20 Apr 1830 (probate 8 Feb 1831, liber S, folio 130). He named Samuel Clagett Busey, son of his nephew John Busey, Samuel John Busey Snowden and Mary Ellen Snowden, children of Joseph Snowden, dec'd, and his neice Mary Ann Snowden.
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