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John Medley

Male Abt 1615 - 1660  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name John Medley 
    Born Abt 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1660  Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11029  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 

    Family Elizabeth Thompson 
    Children 
     1. John Medley,   b. 1647, Newtown Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Aug 1676  (Age < 29 years)
    +2. William Medley,   b. Abt 1653, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Apr 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F5286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

      We know he died in 1660 because on 19 Feb of that year he was subpoened to testify in the case of Stiles vs. Piles, and then later in 1660 James Beane filed a lawsuit against John Medley's estate.

      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.

    2. [S936] A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789.