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Martha Widow of John Thruston[1]

Female Est 1690 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Martha Widow of John Thruston 
    Born Est 1690 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I5889  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2015 

    Family Harwood Cary,   b. 1685, Skiffs Creek, Mulberry Island [Later Prince Edward Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721  (Age 36 years) 
    +1. William4 Cary,   b. 1708, Skiffs Creek, Mulberry Island [Later Prince Edward Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Prince Edward Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F2253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston,
      Harwood Cary (William2, Miles1) 1685-1721, of Skiffs Creek; He took the name Harwood, which has persisted among his descendnants to this day, not in right of blood, but as a compliment to his father's friend Thomas Harwood, of Pocoson Parish, in York. The evidence of this is an affidavit of Thomas Harwood in January, 1686, O.S. (York Order Bood, vii, 250), in which he says; "That I, the said Harwood, amongst other discourse told the said Mr. Finney that if it pleased God I dyed without issue, after my wife's decease William Cary should have my whole estate"; followed by his will in 1700 (York Will Book, xi, 345), in which he carried out his promise, naming also William Cary's son Harwood. Harwood Cary3, was one of the early students at William and Mary College. He may well have been one of the band of youngsters who, in 1704, withe the connivance of Governor Nicholson and armed with the gubernatorial pistols, 'barred out" the portentous figure of Commissary Blair. Se W. & M. Historical Catalogue, 1874.
      He m. ante 1707 Martha, Widow of John Thurston, of Martins Hundred.

      Lieutenant-Colonel William Cary (Miles1) 1657-1713, of Skiffs Creek, Mulberry Island, Warwick.

      Inherited under hsi father's will the Skiffs Creek plantation on Mulberry Island. From his will it appears that he was one of the proprietors of 'Warwick River Mill" J. P. Captain, Major and Leiutenant-Colonel for Warwick. Sheriff 1709. Burgess 1692, 1693, 1698, 1700-1713. He made an interesting holographic will in 1711 at a time when he expected to risk his life in active military service against the French and Indian invasions of the colony, which were then anticipated. See Spotswood Papers, i, 119, ii, 9, and Campbell, History of Virginia, ch. xlix. He married Martha, dau of Leiutenant-Colonel John Scarisbrook, or York. [For the marriage see York O.B. 6,/539. For the Scarisbroook or Scarsbrooke family see ante, p. 87, and W. & M. Quar,. xxiv, 200]
      [The surviving proof of this marriage is an entry in the York records 14 Mar 1706/7, of an action of debt by Harwood Cary and Martha, his wife, Exec'x of John Thruston" to collect assets of John Thruston, dec'd: to which may be added an entry in teh account of settlement of Harwood Cary's estate in 1721 of the collection of a debt from "ye estate of Dr. Thruston, dec'd."....(see Documents)