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 Agnes <I>Heaton</I> Comly

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Agnes Heaton Comly

Birth
England
Death 30 Dec 1743 (aged 66)
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 181878262 View Source
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Thank you Claudia Davenport-Sullivan (47345651). Stated: Agnes Heaton was born 9mo/Nov 12, 1677 as recorded by Settle Mtg in Yorkshire; she married Henry Comly on 8mo/Oct 17, 1695 at a public meeting held at Middletown, Bucks Co. She died 10mo/Dec 30, 1743. Prior to 1752, the 10th month was December.

Agnes was the daughter of Robert Heaton 1642-1717 & Alice Ricroft 1645-1727. Agnes was born in Settle, Yorkshire, England. Her family emigrated in 1682, to America when Agnes was a young girl. Her birth recorded as Birth Date 18 Nov 1677.
Source 1: Yorkshire, England Monthly Meeting of Settle (1652-1775).England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837.
Source 2: Name Agnes Heaton, Arrival Year 1682, Arrival Place Pennsylvania
Family Members Wife Alice; Child Robert Jr.; Child James; Child Grace; Child Agnes; Child Ephraim
Primary Immigrant Heaton, Robert. By BALDERSTON, MARION. William Penn's Twenty-Three Ships, with Notes on Some of Their Passengers. In The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, vol. 23:2 (1963), pp. 27-67.

Agnes married Henry Comly on 8-17-1695 in Langhorne, PA. Record of the Quaker marriage ceremony appears in the Comly Genealogy, page 18, and includes the names of the 35 persons who witnessed the ceremony. From the Heaton's, Henry and Agnes Comly obtained two tracts of land totaling 900 acres of the Manor of Moreland, Philadelphia County, situated on what in 1939 when the genealogy was published, and maybe still today, is Tomlinson Road near Somerton. Henry retained ownership of the 300 acre Warminster property, but it was at the Manor of Moreland where Henry and Agnes settled and raised their 11 children.
As far as it is known, almost everyone bearing the name of Comly in the United States is descended from Henry and Agnes Comly and their children.
The births of all 11 children were recorded in the Henry Comly Bible, brought to America in 1682 by Henry and Joan Comly. It is still intact.(courtesy of daveshoemaker1, ancestry; originally shared this on 03 May 2007.

Her death recorded as 30 Dec 1743 (Gregorian calendar) with older calendar date on image as: 30 Tenth 1743, Death Place; Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Father Robert Heaton, Spouse Henry Comly. Her burial was also recorded at Abington MM.

Will of Agnes (Heaton) Comly
Written 20 Dec 1743 Proved 18 Mar 1744, Township of Mooreland, County of Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia County Will Book G pg 172 will # 141.

I Agnes Comly of the Township of Moore Land in the Co., of Philadelphia in Province of Penna., widow of Henry Comly, of the same place, deceased, being Sick and Weak of Body but of Sound & Perfect Memory Thanks be give to Almighty God for the Same do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in form and manner following That is to say first and Principally I Commit my Soul to God and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching Such Temporal Estate as it hath Pleased God to bless me with I do give and dispose of in the manner following viz. I will that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be punctually paid and Discharged out of my Estate.
Item. I given and bequeath to my son Henry Comly my Clock and my Great Iron Pott and Bake Iron as a legacy and my feather Bed up Stairs with all its furniture to Defray my funeral Expenses whom also I do appoint to be my Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
Item. I give unto my son James Comly all the Money he now owes me.
Item. I give to my son Isaac Comly the ten Pounds he now owes me and the feather Bed I now Lies on Together with Bedsted Bolster Pillows Cover Lids Sheets Blankets and all other furniture thereto belonging he paying out of said Bed five pounds to be disposed of as hereafter mentioned.
Item. I give to my Daughter Agnes Randle my riding mare and my negroe woman Philes I give her her Heirs and Assigns for Ever she paying to her sister the sum of ten Pounds toward her portion.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Grace Cadwalader my two cows my Chest of Drawers and the Trunk therein Standing and my Settle and Long Table My Ovil Table up Stairs ½ doz. Bed Chairs and two Chests and my Little Negroe Boy I give to her and her Heirs and Assigns and Ten Pounds in Money to be Paid to her by Nicholas Randle out of the Value of the Negroe Woman Philes as is here before Mentioned And other five Pounds in Money to be paid her by her Brother Walter Comly.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Henry Crews the sum of five Pounds to be Lodged in the Hands of my Executor to be disposed of to Relive him in his Necessity at his discretion and not otherwise.
Item. I give and bequeath all my Linnen and wearing Apparrel Nothing Excepted to my four daughters viz. Alice, Mary, Agnes and Grace to be divided equally between them.
Item. I give to my Daughter Alice Gill the sum of three pounds to be paid by my Executor in one year after my decease.
Item. I give to my daughter Mary Randal the sum of three Pounds in money to be Paid by my Executor in one year after my Decease and it is further my Will that what goods or Chattels Remain that are not herein-before named or Willed shall be equally divided Between my Seven Sons Share and Share alike and Lastly I do hereby Revoke Disannull and make Void all other and former Will or Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made Either by Word or Writing Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament and no other In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twentieth Day of Dec. in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty three. Agnes Comly
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the Testator to be her Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us the subscribed John Bond, John Comly, Mary Taner, Phila., Mar. 18, 1744.
Philadelphia County Will Book G pg 172 will # 141


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  • Created by: Dawn Gary Dickens
  • Added: 29 Jul 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 181878262
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181878262/agnes-comly : accessed ), memorial page for Agnes Heaton Comly (12 Nov 1677–30 Dec 1743), Find a Grave Memorial ID 181878262, citing Abington Friends Cemetery, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Gary Dickens (contributor 48208125) .