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 Mary <I>Royale</I> Brown

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Mary Royale Brown

Birth
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death
1749 (aged 62–63)
Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Calvert, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
181900834 View Source

She was a widow 'Coal/e" at time of marriage to Jeremiah on 02mon/Apr 12/1711. Her first husband is "William Coles" The Will of William Coale, dated 11mo/Jan 31, 1710, Chester Will Bk C, pg 210, leaves his entire estate to wife Mary, and at her death to be divided between their 2 children, William and Mary Coale....please see record attached.

The area in which they lived changed boundries for counties and states during her life time. I added a map from 1715, please note red dot.

"West Nottingham was established about 1710, held at the houses of the members initially, with a preparative meeting being set up about 1730. The land on which the meetinghouse sits was donated by James King and William Harris. The current meeting house was built in 1811 and became known as “Little” Brick”. The Nottingham meetings were both originally under Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but were joined to Nottingham Quarter when the Cecil county meetings were transferred to Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1819.

After the settlement of the Mason-Dixon Line/boundary, only 1,300 acres of the original Nottingham Lots remained in Chester County and the other 16,700 acres became part of Cecil County, Maryland. East and West Nottingham remained in Chester County, PA, however East Nottingham / Brick Meeting House (1st built from logs in 1709 and of brick in 1724 on Nottingham Lot #30) was just 4 miles south of the boundary, and fell under Cecil County, Maryland".
Burial records are taken from Nottingham MM records, also posted.

The following was shared by Claudia Davenport-Sullivan (47345651):
I've done some research on Mary Royle and the brothers Wm, James + Maurice Trent, who were prominent merchants from Inverness, Scotland and actively involved with selling child servants shipped from Scotland without indentures. Caleb Pusey (abt 1650-1727) bought the indentures of many of these children, one was Mary Royle in 1697. It appears that Mary Royle was among those children that earlier included Alexander Ross (1682-1748) and they were brought to the colonies by Maurice Trent and then sold to Caleb Pusey by William Trent. In 1697 Mary Royle to serve 5 yrs; in 1693 Alexander Ross to serve until age 21

[I have extensive research on Alexander Ross as he was a pioneer of Shenandoah Valley and received a grant for 40,000 acres from Lord Fairfax in 1730; he was 11 years of age when brought by the Trents to the colonies in 1693 and his indenture was sold to Caleb Pusey where he learned a trade at Pusey's mill on Chester Creek, Chester Co]

Between 1693 and 1697, Maurice Trent appeared in the courts of Chester and Bucks counties in with at least 112 Scottish child servants without indentures, both male and female.

At the end of Mary Royle's 5 year indenture, about 1702/03, she married William Coale and had two children before his death about Apr 1710 in Nottingham. He mentions in his Will #167 [PA Will Bk C, pg 210] his wife Mary and children William (b. 5mo/Jul 9, 1705) and Mary Coale (b. 3mo/May 4, 1708).

Mary (Royle) Coale then married 2nd Jeremiah Brown (1687-1767) and had 4 more children, Patience, Jeremiah, Joshua and Isaac Brown. Mary died about 1748 as Jeremiah Brown then married Mary Winter on 5mo/Jul 20, 1749 at Nottingham Mtg. The marriage record is extant and the witness list shows his son Isaac + Lydia (Slater) Brown and his step-daughter Mary (Coale) and husband Henry Reynolds, among others.

Jeremiah Brown Senr and 2nd wife Mary (Winter) had one son Stephen. His death is recorded by Nottingham Mtg wherein it states: “Stephen Brown, son of Jeremiah Brown Senr and half-brother to Jeremiah Brown Junr departed this life the 24 of the 11th month 1754.” This provides evidence that Jeremiah Junr and Stephen did not share the same mother.

Jeremiah Brown died on 7 Mar 1767 at West Nottingham and left his will dated 21 Dec 1762 [Chester Will Bk D, Vol 4, pg 645]. He names the 4 children had by his first wife Mary (Royle) - Patience (Brown) Hadley, Joshua and Isaac - and heirs of his deceased son Jeremiah Brown Junr.

Mary (Winter) Brown died on 19 Nov 1769 at West Nottingham and left her will dated 9 Nov 1769 wherein she mentions her "beloved step-grandson Stephen, son of Isaac Brown". This provides further evidence that she is not one and the same as his first wife Mary (Royle) Coale in that she further devised "To Mary, wife of Henry Reynolds, a case of drawers which was her mothers."

The above daughter is Mary Coale, b. 1708; she married Jacob Haines on 2mo/Apr 22, 1725 and they had 8 children before Jacob died in 1742 [Chester Will Bk B, pg 116]. Mary, now Haines, married Henry Reynolds in Jun 1743 and had 5 more sons. Henry Reynolds died 17 Dec 1779.

I have some more research to do regarding Henry Reynolds as it appears he was married 3 times - Hannah Brown in 1717; Ann Worley in 1733; then Mary Coale in 1743, the daughter of Mary Royle.

An interesting connection here is that Henry Reynold’s 2nd wife Ann (Worley) Howell, was the granddaughter of Anne (Stone) Worley (1645-1726). Ann (Stone) Worley was the 2nd wife of Caleb Pusey (1650-1727) – the same man that purchased Mary Royle’s indenture in 1697 as well as many of these “stolen” Scottish children. It would appear that Caleb Pusey cared for these children and helped them to attain a better future in a strange land after being taken from their homelands.

She was a widow 'Coal/e" at time of marriage to Jeremiah on 02mon/Apr 12/1711. Her first husband is "William Coles" The Will of William Coale, dated 11mo/Jan 31, 1710, Chester Will Bk C, pg 210, leaves his entire estate to wife Mary, and at her death to be divided between their 2 children, William and Mary Coale....please see record attached.

The area in which they lived changed boundries for counties and states during her life time. I added a map from 1715, please note red dot.

"West Nottingham was established about 1710, held at the houses of the members initially, with a preparative meeting being set up about 1730. The land on which the meetinghouse sits was donated by James King and William Harris. The current meeting house was built in 1811 and became known as “Little” Brick”. The Nottingham meetings were both originally under Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but were joined to Nottingham Quarter when the Cecil county meetings were transferred to Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1819.

After the settlement of the Mason-Dixon Line/boundary, only 1,300 acres of the original Nottingham Lots remained in Chester County and the other 16,700 acres became part of Cecil County, Maryland. East and West Nottingham remained in Chester County, PA, however East Nottingham / Brick Meeting House (1st built from logs in 1709 and of brick in 1724 on Nottingham Lot #30) was just 4 miles south of the boundary, and fell under Cecil County, Maryland".
Burial records are taken from Nottingham MM records, also posted.

The following was shared by Claudia Davenport-Sullivan (47345651):
I've done some research on Mary Royle and the brothers Wm, James + Maurice Trent, who were prominent merchants from Inverness, Scotland and actively involved with selling child servants shipped from Scotland without indentures. Caleb Pusey (abt 1650-1727) bought the indentures of many of these children, one was Mary Royle in 1697. It appears that Mary Royle was among those children that earlier included Alexander Ross (1682-1748) and they were brought to the colonies by Maurice Trent and then sold to Caleb Pusey by William Trent. In 1697 Mary Royle to serve 5 yrs; in 1693 Alexander Ross to serve until age 21

[I have extensive research on Alexander Ross as he was a pioneer of Shenandoah Valley and received a grant for 40,000 acres from Lord Fairfax in 1730; he was 11 years of age when brought by the Trents to the colonies in 1693 and his indenture was sold to Caleb Pusey where he learned a trade at Pusey's mill on Chester Creek, Chester Co]

Between 1693 and 1697, Maurice Trent appeared in the courts of Chester and Bucks counties in with at least 112 Scottish child servants without indentures, both male and female.

At the end of Mary Royle's 5 year indenture, about 1702/03, she married William Coale and had two children before his death about Apr 1710 in Nottingham. He mentions in his Will #167 [PA Will Bk C, pg 210] his wife Mary and children William (b. 5mo/Jul 9, 1705) and Mary Coale (b. 3mo/May 4, 1708).

Mary (Royle) Coale then married 2nd Jeremiah Brown (1687-1767) and had 4 more children, Patience, Jeremiah, Joshua and Isaac Brown. Mary died about 1748 as Jeremiah Brown then married Mary Winter on 5mo/Jul 20, 1749 at Nottingham Mtg. The marriage record is extant and the witness list shows his son Isaac + Lydia (Slater) Brown and his step-daughter Mary (Coale) and husband Henry Reynolds, among others.

Jeremiah Brown Senr and 2nd wife Mary (Winter) had one son Stephen. His death is recorded by Nottingham Mtg wherein it states: “Stephen Brown, son of Jeremiah Brown Senr and half-brother to Jeremiah Brown Junr departed this life the 24 of the 11th month 1754.” This provides evidence that Jeremiah Junr and Stephen did not share the same mother.

Jeremiah Brown died on 7 Mar 1767 at West Nottingham and left his will dated 21 Dec 1762 [Chester Will Bk D, Vol 4, pg 645]. He names the 4 children had by his first wife Mary (Royle) - Patience (Brown) Hadley, Joshua and Isaac - and heirs of his deceased son Jeremiah Brown Junr.

Mary (Winter) Brown died on 19 Nov 1769 at West Nottingham and left her will dated 9 Nov 1769 wherein she mentions her "beloved step-grandson Stephen, son of Isaac Brown". This provides further evidence that she is not one and the same as his first wife Mary (Royle) Coale in that she further devised "To Mary, wife of Henry Reynolds, a case of drawers which was her mothers."

The above daughter is Mary Coale, b. 1708; she married Jacob Haines on 2mo/Apr 22, 1725 and they had 8 children before Jacob died in 1742 [Chester Will Bk B, pg 116]. Mary, now Haines, married Henry Reynolds in Jun 1743 and had 5 more sons. Henry Reynolds died 17 Dec 1779.

I have some more research to do regarding Henry Reynolds as it appears he was married 3 times - Hannah Brown in 1717; Ann Worley in 1733; then Mary Coale in 1743, the daughter of Mary Royle.

An interesting connection here is that Henry Reynold’s 2nd wife Ann (Worley) Howell, was the granddaughter of Anne (Stone) Worley (1645-1726). Ann (Stone) Worley was the 2nd wife of Caleb Pusey (1650-1727) – the same man that purchased Mary Royle’s indenture in 1697 as well as many of these “stolen” Scottish children. It would appear that Caleb Pusey cared for these children and helped them to attain a better future in a strange land after being taken from their homelands.

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Nottingham MM Records .... merged memorial
Much gratitude to Claudia Davenport-Sullivan (47345651) for sharing her research and clarifying both of Jeremiah's wives and boundry changes.


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  • Created by: L Evans
  • Added: 30 Jul 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 181900834
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181900834/mary-brown: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Royale Brown (1686–1749), Find a Grave Memorial ID 181900834, citing Brick Meeting House Cemetery, Calvert, Cecil County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by L Evans (contributor 47540766) .