(Pope, Newbold, McNamara)
ohn Pope of Williamstadt (Oxford) Talbot Co. Md. w.d. 19 Dec 1702, p. 17 Apr 1703 "to brother Robert Pope if living..."
Buck Valley Grant no. 151 to Henry Hooper for 50 Acres. Surveyed 23 Dec 1668- Map 6 Pat. Liber 12 F 430 gives location as: near the mouth of a Creek that lyeth out of a Bay called Transquaking. This grant was received on an assignment from Phillip Shapleigh. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 359 (aft.1706) show 25 acres in poss. of James Cannon and 25 acres in the possesion of John Willey; these two married the daughters of Robert Pope.(Mowbray, V.1 p.79)
Waterford Grant no. 385 to Timothy McNamara for 80 acres. Surveyed 18 Nov. 1677- Map 6 pat Liber 21 f 160 gives location as southside of Goose Creek that issues out of Fishing Bay...beginning at a marked oak standing near a point near the mouth of said creek. This grant was on assignment from William Marchent. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 399 (aft.1706) shows 40 acres of this tract in the possession of James Courson[sic] (Cannon/Causey?) and 40 acres in the possession of John Willey (Mowbray, V.2 p.26)
Doe Park Grant no. 549 to John Spicer for 50 acres. Surveyed 12 Dec 1681 - Map 4 Patent Liber SD#A f 374 gives location as: west side of Goose Creek beginning at an old marked oak being an old bounded tree of the land called Buck Valley from thence runniing bounded with the sadi land north, northeast 25 perches... This grant was on assignment from Thomas Pattison. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 414 (aft.1706) shows 25 acres in the possession of James Cannon and 25 acres in the possesion of John Willey who married Popes two daughters. (Mowbray, V.2 p.57)
29 May 1685 Timothy McNamara and Sarah his wife to Robert Pope ,50 A. Buck Valley located near Transquakin Bay (now Fishing Bay) on Goose Creek.
3 Sept 1701 John Willey of Dorc.Co.,Md. to mother in law Elizabeth Pope lands given to him by father in law Robert Pope
John Willey m. ante 1700 Dorc. Co. Md. Katherine Pope dau of Robert Pope
Francis Willey m. Dianna Pope m. 1700/16 dau of Robert Pope
9 Jun 1708 Deed Dorc. Co. Jones to Woodland wit. Timothy McNamara, Francis Willey
3 Nov 1709 Deed Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Woodland and Elizabeth, his wife to Francis Willey "Saffron Walden" 50 A. around Hungars River. wit Timothy McNamara Ack James Cannon Power of Atty for John Willey
20 Oct 1705 Deed Dorc. Co. Md. Z. Pritchett and Rachel, his sife, to John Rumley "Paris" 400 A. on Goose Creek wit. Phillip Wingate, Henry Wingate Ack. 2 Mar 1707 John Willey
4 Dec 1707 Deed Robinson to Goutee 27 Feb 1707/8 Wit. John Willey, Timothy McNamara
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. James Cannon and wife Rosanna to John Willey 12 A. Haverall on Goose Creek adj. Doe Park Ack. 12 Aug 1718 Goovt. Loockerman Clk.
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Evans Jr and Alice his wife to John Willey "Ganders Labyrinth" on Fishing Bay and Goose Creek .
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Evans Jr and Alice "Ganders Labyrinth" on Fishing Bay and Goose Creek adj Joseph's Lane 20 A. .Power of Atty wit. James Cannon, Rosanna Willey, proved by James Cannon 8 14- 1716 G. Loockerman Clk.
11 Aug 1716 Deed Dorc. Co. Md. Wm Wroughten Jr. to John Wingate, wit John Willey
12 Aug 1718 Dorc. Co. Md. John Willey and wife Katherine assignment of William Evans Jr.
12 Aug 1718 Dorc. Co. Md. Division of lands between John Willey and Katherine his wife and James Cannon and Rosanna, his wife 50 A. Doe Park, 50 A. Buck Valley, 80 A. Waterford left to Katherine by father Robt Pope. Ack Goovt. Loockerman
22 Jun 1728 John Willey Sr. and wife Katherine to Francis Willey
"Willeys Outlet" s.w. Rachene Creek 62 A. Ack Roger Woolford
Rosana Pope dau of Robert Pope b. 13 Jun 1668 Manokin 1668 Liber I.K.L. Somerset County Md.
Cavaliers and Pioneers- Nugent
Jno Croshaw 10 Dec 1651York Co. Va 1000 acres -in Poplar Neck....for transportation of 20 persons.....(incld) Francis Newball
He seems to have migrated to Somerset County circa 1678 from
VA. There is a record of him from Accomack from year 1674. It is from the Accomack County VA Court Order Abstracts,
Volume 4, by JoAnne Riley McKay. On page 44:
"From 'Pocomoke, Accomack' on 20 April 1674, Tho. Newbold posted the following notice on the court door: If anyone had claims
or demands, the should go to the house of Mr. Jno. Renny. Signed Tho. Newbold".
Later, on page 116/117:
"On 20 October 1674, Jno. Willie, tallow chandler of London, had married Elizabeth, who was widow and administrator of Robert Pitt,
late mariner of London. Elizabeth was the mother and guardian of Robt. Pitt, the only child of her deceased husband. They gave an
11 year lease to Thomas Newbold, merchant of London, on a plantation containing 3000 acres on the Pokamack River and
Chesepiaaack Bay in Accomack County Virginia. Part of the land had been patented by Pitt and part assigned to him by Col.
Edmond Scarburg. The rent (400 pounds of tobacco per year on 20 October) was for the use of young Robert Pitt;....signed 20
October 1674, John Willie and Eliz. (W) Willie. Witnesses: Stevan Worington, Sebastian Gingee, Wm. Gingee, Wm. Corey
(notoary), and Josia. Jones.
"....Mr. Thomas Newbold, merchant of London, who was now bound for Virginia. The Willies also gave Newbold power of
attorney to collect debts due to them. Signed in London by John Willie and Elizabeth (EW) Willie. Witnesses: Josia. Jones, Jno
Pakeman, Wm. Gengee, Stevan Morington, and Sabastian Gingee. Recorded 14 May 1675 by Jno Washbourne."
So Thomas is in Accomack Virginia in April of 1674 to post a notice, and then apparently travels back to England where he is
given power of attorney by the Willies, as well as getting lease on lots of land.
Thomas Newbold in Somerset Co. by 1678 d. 1713
Accomac Co. 1674/8? Thos. Newbold leased for 11 years in Pitts Neck a 3,000 acre tract in Pitts Creek on s. side of Pocomoke River in Accomac Co. from John and Elizabeth Willie. Elizabeth had been the widow of Robert Pitt, mariner, who died while their children were still minors. Elizabeth and Robert Pitt appear in the Accomac Tax list 1676/7.
Francis Newbold also had a son named Francis Newbold(Jr)
(Leslie Dryden's notes from the Delmarva Center for History and Culture, near SSU in Salisbury)
Maryland Probate Records
Goutey, John, Dorchester Co., 4th May, 1699; 7th Aug., 1699. To father and mother, John and Margaret Goutey, all real estate.to John Wiley, personalty. - Ers.: Father John Goutey, Jno. Willey afsd. Test: Jno. Wingod [sic] Wingate, Arthur Hart, Michael Todd. 6. 289.
Pope, Robert, Dorchester Co., 20th May, 1700; 4th Mrch., 1701. To son Robert and hrs., all lands (unnamed). 2 eld. daus, viz., Rose Cannon and Catherine Willey and hrs., sd. lands in event of death of son Robert without issue. 5 daus., viz., Ann, Jude, Dianah, Sarah and Mary Pope, personalty at marriage. wife Eliza:, personalty. Ex.: Wife Eliza: and son-in-law James Cannon; the latter to be guardian of son Robert during his minority. Test; Redmon Follen, Jno. Meredith, Jno. Willy, Jr., Michael Todd.11.133
Pope, Eliza:, widow, Dorchester Co., 6th Aug., 1716; 2nd. Dec., 1716. To daus. Rosanna Cannon, Katherine Willy, Ann Rumley, Judy Wingate, Dianna Willy, Sarah Willis, Mary Wingate,1s. each. son-in-law John Willy, ex.. and his., all real estate, being 130 A. Widows Purchase. granddau. Dorcas Allen, residue of personal estate at age of 16 yrs. Test: Wm. Evans, Jr., Frances Willey. 14. 176.
James Cannon 2.150 DO £35.11.6 May 6 1719 Appraisers: John Robson, Morgan Adams. Creditors or Next of kin: Charles Ungle, John Rumbly, John Willy, Johannes Dehinoyosea.
Md. Nanticoke Hundred
17 Jun 1735 John Newbold and wife Rachel to John Willey 150 A. Bashan/Bashaw N.E.Nanticoke River
1733 John Wille Somerset Co Tax List, neighbors Francis Newbold, Owens, Polke
1734 John Willey Somerset County Tax List, neighbors Francis Newbold, Owens, Polke
1735 John Willey Somerset County Tax List, neighbors Francis Newbold, Owens, Polke, Hickman
1736 John Wille Somerset County Tax List, neighbors Collier, Messick, Hickman, Ingram, Alexander
1737 John Willey Somerset County Tax List, neighbors Francis Newbold, Polke, Alexander
1737 Jarrett Willey, Somerset County Tax List, slave Cossey
1738 John Willey, Somerset County Tax List, slave Carsey
1738 Jarrett Willey, Somerset County Tax List,
16 Oct 1739 Dorc Co. Charles Polk and wife Patience sold to John Willey 40 A. head of Nanticoke River, Charles Adventure
1739 John Willey, Somerset County Tax List, slaves Danell, Coffie neighbors Polk, Newbold
1739 Jarrett Willey, Somerset County Tax List,
1740 John Willey, Somerset County Tax List, slaves Danell, Casaway neighbors Collier, Newbold
1740 Jarrett Willey, Somerset County Tax List,
17 Nov 1762 John Alexander Willey and wife Elizabeth Alexander? sold to Samuel Jones 150 A. Charles Adventure w/ Bashaw.
Dorchester Co. Wills
Robert Pope w.d. 20 May 1700 , p.4 Mar 1701 Dorc. Co. Md.
son Robert Pope
daus Rosanna Cannon
Ann Pope, Judy Pope, Dianna Pope, Sarah Pope , Mary Pope
Elizabeth Pope , wid. w. d. 12 Aug 1716 p. 2 Dec 1716 Dorc. Co. Md.
daus Rosanna Cannon
son in law John Willey
grandau Dorcas Allen
John Willey w.d. 29 Jan 1745 p. 21 May 1746 Dorc. Co. Md.
son Francis Willey
dau Else Rodgers
dau Rosanna 1s.
dau Sarah Insley 1s.
dau Catherine Willey
son William Willey exec.
wit. John McNamara, Hue Cannon, Wm Cannon, John Willin
Marcus Andrews w.d. 24 Apr 1750 p. 9 May 1750 Dorc. Co.
wife Rebecca -exec. plantation and slaves
dau Sarah Andrews
son Daniel Andrews
dau Rebecca Andrews
sons Marcus and Nathaniel Andrews
son Isaac Andrews
wits. Francis Willey, John Willey, Comfort Roe.
Francis Willey w.d. ---- p. 13 Dec 1745 Dorc. Vol 24 f 345
son John Willey 32 A. pt of Willeys Outlet
grandson John Willey-cattle
son Robert Willey-dwelling plantation
3 sons Ezekias Willey, Edward Willey, Ezekiel Willey-cattle
son Francis Willey cattle, coopers tools
grandson Absolom Willey -cattle
dau Elizabeth Insley cattle
dau Alice Willey furniture
wife Diana Willey
wit. Job Hammond, Phillip Wingate
Dorchester Co. Marriage Bonds
Willey, John m.20 Dec 1783 Mary Clarkson
Willey, John m.15 Feb 1796 Lurana Lewis
Worcester Co. Deeds
1747 Patent "Puzzle"- Francis Willey
1774 Patent "Chance" Solomon Willey
Worc Co. Inventory
John Willey 20 May 1742 JW 15
next of kin Francis Willey, Priscilla Willey
app. inventory, Francis Newbold, Robt. Owens, James Pollock
Administrations Sussex Co. De.
Joshua Sharpe adm. John Willey 6 June 1793 A98 f 89 90
Absalom Willey adm. Margaret Willey 9 May 1792 A107 f 121
Ezekiel Willey adm. Sarah Willey 17 Dec 1793 A107 f 123
Depositons in the murder of William Outten case of 1759, John Willey vs.State of Md.
John Alexander Willey b. c. 1731 deposition of 1759 (28 years old).
Waitman Willey b.c. 1732 ,deposition of 1759 (27 years old) ,b. near border of Sussex Co.,stated father John Willey was deputy Sherriff of Somerset Co. in 1732 , now Worc. Co. Md.,
Deposition of Andrew Collins (Worc.Co.) aged 47 in 1759 (b.c.1712) mentions, Wm Outten, John Willey , Uncle John Willey and Thos. Gillis, magistrate of Somerset Co.
Depositions of Thomas Hindes of Sussex Co. aged 35 (b.c. 1724) moved to Slaughter Neck about 5 years ago form Dorc. Co., near border of Worc. and Sussex Co. near John Willey and William Outten.
Deposition of Phillip Connaway of Worc. Co. aged 35 in 1759 (b.c.1724) moved to head of Nanticoke River near Deep Creek and border of Sussex Co. De. around 1741.
Deposition of William Connaway of Worc. Co. aged 28 in 1759 (b.c.1731) mentions Wm. Outten, John Willey and daughter.
Deposition of Solomon Willey 1759
Dorc. 13 Mar 1732-22 Aug 1733 Commitee - John Rumley, Wm. Robinson Jr. ,Timothy McNamara, John Willey perpetuate the bounds of Nicholas Buckley's land on Tedious Creek called "Irish Hope" and "Return"
Dorc. 29 Aug 1740 John Willey Sr. and Catherine his wife to Marcus Andrews ,planter, "Willey's Outlett" adj. land Francis Willey Sr. 52 A. wit.Thos. Nevett, Wm. Murray
Dorc.14 Aug 1744 Deposition of John Willey aged 64 -regarding "Return", "Whiteleys Choice", "Mosley's Angle", "Andrews Choice", "Stapleforts Lott" and "Moasley's Outlett"(John Willey, Sr. b.c. 1680)
Delaware Militia Published by Public Archives, Commision of Delaware Mercantile Print Co. 1911
Capt. Cord Hazzard's Co. of Delaware- Reg Commanded by David Hall, Esq.
Pvt. John Willey ref payroll 2lbs 10 p Jun1777 monthly/-Jan 1778
Payrolls of Leut. Joseph Wildes Co. of Delaware- Reg Commanded by Col David Hall
John Whiley pay roll 2 lbs 10 p Feb 1778 monthly/- May 1778
Pay Roll of Leut Daniel P. Coxes Co. of Del. Reg of Foot Commanded by David Hall
John Wyley payroll 2 lbs 10 p June 1778 monthly/- Aug 1778
Pay Roll Capt James Moore in Del Commanded by David Hall
John Wiley Sept 1778 monthly Apr 1779+
Oath of Allegiance against Britain 17 Aug 1778 John Wiley
Pay Roll of John Wilson Co. Regiment of Delaware
John Wiley June 1779 mo.- 1780
the 27th Day of Aug 1780 Caesar Rodney Esq. Capt and General Commisioner of the State of Del. Robet Corey, Capt Delivered to John Wiley Lt?Pvt? 70 lbs of pork and beef, 70 lbs flour, 39 Vouchers
Wiley, John Pvt. of Hollands Co. Enlisted Oct 77 Time of Service:War -Deserted 4 Feb 1781
Sussex Co. De. Deeds
Deed Book N#13
John Willey , alias John Alexander Willey, originally granted patented from proprietary of Maryland, deed 4 Nov 1762, 58 Acres to Southy King, Worc. Co. Md. Liber E f 381/382, pt. of a larger tract of 400 Acres granted to Southy King by virtue of a warrant from proprietary of Pennsylvania.
Kent County, Delaware
John Willey w.d. 25 Mar 1769 p. 10 May 1769 Arch. Vol. A55 pg 652-65 Reg of Wills Liber L f 60
sons Levin Willey
Wiley, John , yeoman, adm. to Vincent Lockerman Sr. 9 Sept 1773
Ailse Willey, widow w.d. 18 Sept 1784
sons Gabriel Willey and Levin Willey
daus Eunucy Benston
grandaus Selah Willey dau of Levin Willey
son in Law Shadrick Postles
Heirs of William Johnson mentions Polly Willey wife of William Willey 1 Oct 1793 Liber N f 55
Dorchester Co., Md. Census 1790
Nanticoke Hundred Sussex Co. De. Census 1790
1810 Federal Census Delaware
Solomon Willey NTL(No Township Listed) HH 429
Ezekiel Willey Sussex HH 369 Nanticoke
James Willey New Castle HH 337 Broadcreek
Nathan Willey Sussex HH 388 Cedar Creek
Richard Willey Sussex HH 371 Nanticoke
Robert Willey Sussex HH 367 Nanticoke
Wateman Willey New Castle HH 190 Red Lyon
Zadok Willey Sussex HH 367 Nanticoke
Zadok Willey Sussex HH 369 Nanticoke
1820 Federal Census Delaware
Ezekiel Willey Sussex HH 236 Nanticoke
John Willey Sussex HH378 Dagsboro
John Willey Sussex 262 Northwest Fork
Phillip Willey Sussex 378 Dagsboro
Richard Willey Sussex 236 Nanticoke
Robert Willey Sussex 238 Nanticoke
Waitmon Willey Sussex 266 Northwest Fork
Zadock Willey Sussex 240 Nanticoke
Sussex County Wills and Adm.
John Willey Adm filed 21 Jul 1836 p. 17 Jan 1837
widow Peggy $235.13
children John Willey, Nehemiah Willey , TheodoreWilley, Nathaniel Willey, Lockey[sic](Loxley)Willey, Cannon Willey, Joshua Willey, Margaret Willey $58.78 ea
Margaret Willey w.d. 22 Oct 1841 p. 4 Mar 1842 A107 pg 130
children John Willey, Nehemiah Willey , Nathaniel Willey, Theodore Willey, Locky Willey, Cannon Willey, Joshua Willey, Margaret Willey
Federal Census 1860 Sussex Co. De., Northwest Fork Hundred, Middleford P.O.? probably just outside of Bridgeville.
Loxley Willey 43 Farmer est val. $3000 cannot read
Hester Willey - 35
Joseph N. Willey 16
John Willey 53
Saller[sic]Sallie Willey 48
John Willey 18
Edwin Willey 15
Hiram Willey 13
Sallie Willey 11
Margaret Willey 30
James Willey 24
Matilda Willey 23
Laura Willey 2
Mary Willey 1
Kent County Wills, Dover De
Kent Co. Deeds Dover De.
Sussex County Del. Wills , Georgetown De.
Sussex County Deeds, Georgetown, De.
Dorchester Co. Wills and Adm.
Dorchester County Deeds
Torrence, Clayton, Old Someret on the Eastern Shore, Genealogical Publishing Co.
Bridgeville Public Cemetary, Bridgeville, De.
Hancock , Harold Bridgeville, Historical and Biographical Sketches
Somerset County Wills, Princess Anne Md.
Rev. Joseph Turner Brown Collection, Del. Archives, Dover Del.
Mary Turpin Layton, Notes and Articles MHS
Mowbray, Calvin W. and Mary I., The early settlers of Dorchester and their Lands, Vols. 1 and 2, Family Line Publications Westminster, Md.1992, orig. by author 1981.