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John Medley

Male 1676 - Bef 1748  (< 72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Medley was born 1676, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Medley and Ann Reynolds); died Bef 5 Apr 1748, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    From a post to MDSTMARY-L:

    John Medley Sr. St. Mary's , Md. 12/2/1743; 4/5/1748

    Son in Law Thomas Greenwell, Grandson, George Greenwell, James Medley, son of James Medley.

    Son John Medley, son George, son William, son Thomas, Son James, Daughter Mary, Daughter Ann Cole, Son, Clement, Daughter Jean, Daughter Henrietta Medley, wife Sarah

    Wit: James Waughop, Enoch Combs, Cornelius Maning.

    Wife Sarah and son Clement, EXT.

    Chancery Records 1669-1679, pg. 549

    Medley, Wm., son of John Medley heir of "Milland". He is age 26 and upwards.

    4 Jun 1679, Archives of d. , vLI, pg. 269, St. Mary's County.

    John married Ann Ford. Ann died Bef 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Medley was born Abt 1700, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 20 Aug 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. John Medley was born 1702; died Bef 17 Feb 1749.
    3. Thomas Medley was born , St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1764.

    John married Sarah. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Jane Medley was born Bef 1734.
    2. Henrietta Medley was born 31 Jul 1737.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Medley was born 1650, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of John Medley and Elizabeth Thompson); died Bef 30 Apr 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: 1 May 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Regarding his year of birth, Donnelly in John Medley (1615-1660) notes "Age 26 in 1679 ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND 51:269-271, which also states he was a son of JOHN MEDLEY dec'd."

    William married Ann Reynolds. Ann (daughter of George Reynolds and Dorothy) was born Bef 1660, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ann Reynolds was born Bef 1660, St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of George Reynolds and Dorothy); died Abt 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Medley was born 1676, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 5 Apr 1748, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. Rebecca Medley was born Abt 1682, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Medley was born Abt 1615, England; died 1660, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1616, England
    • Alternate death: 1663, Bretton's Bay, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Arrived in Maryland 1635 as an indentured servant of Thomas Cornwalleys. Represented Newtown Hundred in the lower house of the Maryland legislature, 1650 and 1651.

    Mary Louise Donnelly's John Medley 1615-1660 gives the parents of this John Medley as John Medley and Susannah Rhodes who married 8 Feb 1601 in Elland, Yorkshire. Problems with this include the fact that the elder of these John Medleys was a Protestant while the immigrant was a Catholic, and the fact that the older John Medley was a parish clerk whereas the immigrant was illiterate.

    John married Elizabeth Thompson 1642, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Thompson (daughter of William Thompson and Anne).

    Notes:

    According to Mary Louise Donnelly's John Medley (1615-1660), Elizabeth arrived in Maryland 1641.

    Children:
    1. 2. William Medley was born 1650, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 30 Apr 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

  3. 6.  George Reynolds was born Bef 1640; died 1668.

    Notes:

    Donnelly in John Medley (1615-1660) says he was "mentioned on 10/1/1663 as the Door Keeper of the Lower House and for his services received 300 pounds of tobacco."

    George married Dorothy. Dorothy was born Bef 1644; died Aft 1668. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Dorothy was born Bef 1644; died Aft 1668.
    Children:
    1. 3. Ann Reynolds was born Bef 1660, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  William Thompson was born Abt 1597; died Bef 11 Jan 1649, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    Claimed by some as a passenger on the Ark or the Dove, but he's not one of the "qualifying ancestors" for the Order of First Families of Maryland.

    Arrival in Maryland given variously as 1634 and 1641, the latter more likely.

    Mary Louise Donnelly's John Medley 1615-1660 gives his birth year as 1594, referencing Archives of Maryland 4: 354. But that page of the Archives, on which "Willm Tompson" is described as "aged 50 yeares or thereabouts", appears to be from "Court and Testamentary Business" conducted in 1647. Possibly Donnelly was misled by the presence of the date "Janvary the 14th 1644" toward the top of page 354, which appears to refer to the case referenced in that paragraph, not to the overall page.

    William married Anne Bef 1636. Anne was born Abt 1606; died Bef Nov 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Anne was born Abt 1606; died Bef Nov 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1667

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Thompson