Li10 Mary Lisson
|Born: probably born in Bristol about 1615 to 1620
1st Nathaniel Pope II (Po10)
2nd William Bridges (probably the son of nephew of Hercules Bridges)
3rd Lewis Nicholas
4th David Wickliffe/Wycliffe/Whettley/Whitliffe, who was the first Protestant child to be born in the Maryland Colony.
5th John Rossier II
Died: after 1705
|For decades Mary's maiden name was widely thought to be Sisson or Sissons.
But a website about the Washingtons and Popes and also calling by this
name went on to mention her brother, Captain Daniel Lisson, who took the
Northumberland Oath in 1652. This
was the break through to learning more her real family name.
Mary (Lisson) Pope, alias Bridges, gave a calf to her son Nathaniel
Pope, alias Bridges, in 1675. As Mary Nicholas, widow of Lewis Nicholas,
she made presents in 1677 to her son Nathaniel Pope, alias Bridges, and
to her son Lewis Nicholas. She married again, Daniel Whitley, who promised
to keep her children "so farre at school as to write and reade". Mary Nicholas
refers to her brother and sister, Captain Daniel Lisson and Jane, his wife.
The will of John Rosier (will, September-October,1705) leaves land to Nathaniel
Pope, clerk of Stafford and practitioner at law; and the rest of the estate
is given to his wife, Mary Rosier, who was Mary Pope, alias Bridges.
Nathaniel Pope and Mary Lisson had issue:
(Po9) Nathaniel Pope III b about 1665
Lewis Nicholas and Mary Lisson haad issue:
(Li10-2) Lewis Nicholas.
David Wickcliffe and Mary Lisson had issue:
(Li10-3) David Wickliffe
The marriage with John Rosier seems to have been without issue, as Nathaniel and Mary Lisson were named as John's heirs.
|Captain Daniel Lisson acted as interpreter for the indians.
Governor Berkeley’s treaty of peace after the end of the 1646 War with Opechancanough prohibited all emigration to the north side of the Rappahannock River. This restriction was repealed in 1648, and immigrants poured in from England, Maryland, New England, and previously settled portions of Virginia. Hercules Bridges, Henry Brooks and Nathaniel Pope were the early patentees of the Mattox Neck area (of three creeks, Mattox, Bridges, Popes) destined to become part of Westmoreland County.
The Henry Brooks patent of 1657, reissue 1662, included 1,020 acres (4.1 km2) bounded: “on the northwest side to a marked corner hickory with a creeke [unnamed Bridges] that divideth this land and the land now in possession of Daniel Lisson on the northeast side with potomack river on the southeast side with the Creeke [unnamed Popes] dividing this land from the land of Colo. Nathaniel Pope to a marked red oake on the southwest thence with a line of marked trees running west and northwest 60 poles northwest half a point more westerly 310 poles and west northwest somewhat more westerly 140 poles to the aforementioned hiccory and place.”
Mary LISSON (not SISSON) was the second wife of David WICKLIFFE.
(The problem with the spelling of Lisson was the way the L's were written
at the time, if you look at texts on graphology. For Wickliffe, there was
also probably still a reidue of old Angle/Saxon dialect in some people's
pronunciation in the 17th century, where some still spoke the gutteral
"gh" in "Leigh" but others could not and followed the Norman fashion clipping
it or shifting it to "ff", so Whightleigh would become either Wickliff
or Whiteley, depending on which clerk had the ordeal of writing down the
illiterate person's name) The following will send you to the approprite
From WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, PATENTS, ETC.
1665-1677, PART THREE, compiled by John F. Dornan:
"20 Feb. 1675/6. Elizabeth WHITLIFFE, aged 25 years or thereabouts, sayeth that about five yeares since your deponent's husband David WHITLIFFE did buy a servant woman of Mr. Patricke SPENCE who asked David...
It should be noted that it is not unusual for the surname WHETTLEY to
be used in referring to the WICKLIFFE family. In at least two other
court records, David WICKLIFFE is referred
to as both David WHITLEY and David WHITLIFFE (or other variant) in the
same entry. Note also the correct usage of the name in the record
narrative - such variations in spelling are common in records of the period.
Therefore, it must be concluded that David was married prior to his marriage
to Mary LISSON.
From WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, PATENTS, ETC.
1665-1677, Part Four, Abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman,
published by John Frederick Dorman, Washington, DC, 1975.
"25 July 1677. Mary NICHOLAS, widdow, hath by three severall deeds
of gife made over to her chilldren Nath. Pope alias Bridges and Lewis Nicholas
severall goods and chattles. Mary hath invested me, David WHITLIFE,
doe bind me that the children shall be brought up soe fare at schoole as
to writt and reade. It shall be lawful for Marry at her owne plasure
to remove the children to the care of whome shee pleaseth.
There is intention of marradge between Mary and myself.
David (W) WHITLIFE
Wit: John WASHINGTON, Danniell LISSON, Anthony BRIDGES.
20 Sept. 1677. Recorded."
If you check the records far back enough, you find that Mary LISSON was the sister of Daniel LISSON. She was never the wife of any Robert LISSON or SISSON. The confusion may come in the reading of Daniel LISSON'S probate records, as he died without issue, and his relatives from Bristol, England had to settle his estate. One of them was named Robert, and had a wife named Mary, but this was after David WICKLIFFE married Mary LISSON.
Mary LISSON was not a SISSON by either marriage or birth. She was b. Mary LISSON, as per the following:
Westmoreland Co. Deeds, Patents, etc.
20 July 1677, Mary NICHOLAS, widow, to my loving son Lewis NICHOLS (here listed property). In case it shall please the Almighty to take to himselfe my sonne Lewis NICHOLAS...then all the aforesaid estate to my loveing sonne and his brother-in-law (meaning stepbrother) Nath: Pope alias BRIDGES (because he was the stepson of a man named BRIDGES),...If my sonnes should depart this life before the age aforesaid and myself be deceased alsoe, then the whole estate both of Nath: and Lewis to be equally divided between the surviving children of my brother and sister Mr. Danill LISSON and Jane LISSON.
There is a similar entry on the same date regarding her son Nathaniel's
estate. This establishes her maiden name as LISSON.
She was married to Nathaniel POPE, by whom she had a son Nathaniel. She then married someone named BRIDGES, and then Lewis NICHOLAS.
There are many court records to support this, but this one contains
three husband's names in one record:
8 June 1675
Mary BRIDGES of Westmoreland Co. unto my loving sonne Nathaniel POPE alias BRIDGES. (The term alias was used frequently in the colonial records, sometimes to identify a woman by both her maiden name and married name simultaneously, as when the first Nathaniel POPE transferred property to his then married daughter as "Ann POPE alias WASHINGTON", or because a stepson was sometimes identified by his stepfather's name)...For natural affection. One mare...Below the entry is added on 25 August 1675. Acknowledged by Lewis NICHOLAS who married Mary POPE alias BRIDGES after his marriadge.
After Lewis NICHOLAS died she married David WICKLIFFE:
"25 July 1677. Marry NICHOLAS, widdow, hath by three severall deeds of gife made over to her chilldren Nath: POPE alias BRIDGES and Lewis NICHOLAS severall goods and chattles.
Mary hath invested me David WHITLIFE with the care and tuition of Nathaniell and Lewis and allsoe with there estate. I, David WHITLIFE, doe bind me that the children shall be brought up soe fare at schoole as to writt and reade. It shall be lawfull for Marry at her owne plasure to remove the children to the care of whome shee pleaseth.
There is intention of marradge between Marry and myself.
David (W) WHITLIFE
Wit: John WASHINGTON, Danniell LISSON, Anthony BRIDGES.
20 Sept. 1677. Recorded.
"The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures
with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract
in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry
CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting
house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as
far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London.
It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country
once during the year...
Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini esided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and ANDREW MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further up the river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. Anna Pope WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON (brother of Col. Nathaniel Pope's daughter-in-law), Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" from Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)
"Genealogies of Virginia Families", Wm & Mary College Qtrly Historical
Magazine Vol 3, says that Andrew probably came to Maryland first, then
COL. JOHN WASHINGTON.
FURTHER DETAILS OF HIS LIFE FROM THE RECORDS
OF WESTMORELAND CO., VIRGINIA
BY THE EDITOR.
The important paper of Mr. Stanard in the last issue of the "Quarterly"
concerning the Washington family may be supplemented by other information. It
appears from the records of Westmoreland County that the Washington Family
from the earliest times was one of great distinction in the Northern Neck. John
Washington, (1) the emigrant, was a leading Justice and military character, who
like most of the men of wealth was a loyalist in Bacon's Rebellion.
That celebrated commotion in Virginia was preceded by difficulties with
the Indians in Stafford County. In the summer of 1675, a herdsman named
Robert Hen was slain there by a party of the hostile tribe of Doegs. Col. George
Mason and Capt. Brent with some militia pursued the offenders, and in the
hostilities some Susquehannocks, a friendly tribe, were slaughtered. These latter
had been recently expelled from their own country at the head of the
Chesapeake Bay by the Senecas, a tribe of the five nations. Encompassed on
all sides they took refuge in an old fort erected by Maryland for the protection
of the frontier. At the invitation of Maryland this fort was besieged in the letter
part of 1675, by a joint army of Marylanders and Virginians. The Marylanders
were commanded by Major Thomas Truman and the Virginians by Col. John
Washington and Major Isaac Allerton. Before the siege commenced five Indian
chiefs came out for a parley; they were seized and put to death. This action can
hardly be justified by the rules of war, and it goaded the savages to desperate
valor and occasioned a universal Indian war. But it is sufficiently proved by these
papers that Washington and his Virginians were not responsible for the deed:----
June ye 14th, 1677. A narrative of ye Susquehannocks ffort soe fare as I
know concerning ye killing of ye five Indians. As soone as our Virginia forces
were landed in Maryland we found five Susquehannoh Indians under a guard &
inquireing ye reason of their restraint were answered they endeavoured an
escape & thereof were secured till our comeing in ordr to a treaty wee informing
ye Marylandrs our businesse was first to treat & require satisfaction for ye murder
perpetrated before wee declared ourselves open enemies and proceeded to
hostile actions. Lt. Coll. John Washington and Major Isaac Allerton upon this
information thought it convenient to have them stronger guarded & themselves
alsoe during ye treaty weh being done & Coll. Washington & Major Allerton
accordingly treating there first demand was satisfaction for ye murder & spoyles
committed on Virginnia shore Major Trueman in ye interim remaining silent. After
long debate somethings therein-made by Coll. Washington & Major Allerton ye
Indians disowned all ye was Aledged to them & imputed it all to Senecas. Coll.
Washington & Major Allerton urged ye sevrall Cannoes loaded with beefe & port had bin carried into there
fort alleadging yt there enimyes would not be so kinde as to supply with
provisions & farther yt some of these men had a little before bin taken on
Virginnia side who had ye Cloathes of such as had bin a little before murdered
upon there backes, which made it appeare that they had bin the murderers, for
these reasons Major Allerton & Coll. Washington demanded satisfaction or else
they must proceed agt them as enimyes & storm there fort, and commanded the
interpreter to bid them defiance. During ye time of this treaty Major Trewman
came & asked ye Gentl whether they had finished, saying when you have done I
will say something to them. And when Coll. Washington & Major Allerton had
ended their treatie he send and commanded his interpreter, John Shanks, to ask
them how theire Indians came to be buried at Hursons & after a little further
discourse caused them to be bound & told them he would carry them to ye place
& show theire nine Indians where they lay dead. Major Allerton asked him what
he did intend to doe with them? Afterwards Majoy Trewman answered he
thought they deserved ye like to weh Major Allerton replyed, I do not think soe.
Noe sooner was this discourse ended between Major Allerton & Major Trewman
than ye Marylandrs carried away these five Indians & before they hardly got five
hundred yards distance from the place of this discourse & treaty spoken of, ye
Marylandrs killed them & further saith not.
Sworne before us by virtue of an ordr to us from ye right Honble ye
NICHO SPENCER, June ye 13th, 1677, recorded.
June ye 14th, 1676. A narative of Treatment at ye Susquihano
fare as they concern ye killing of ye five Indians. As soon as we were landed in
Maryland wee found five of ye Susquihano Indians under a guard of two files of
Marylandrs. Coll. Washington & Major Allerton enquired the Reason of it and
were answered yt they had endeavored to gett away, the Coll. Washington &
Major Alerton acquainted Major Truman, there orders were to treat with them and
demand satisfaction before they proceeded in a hostile way & after they had
drawne a strong guard about ye said Indians they began to demand satisfaction
for ye murthers and spoyles don in Virginia, but they would owne nothing, saying
ye mischieffs were done by the Senecas & not by them. While this lasted, Major
Truman said severall times Genttl have you done, for I resolve to say nothing
untill you have donne. Answer was made him by our Genttl when wee have
donne, we will give you notice. Our Gentl having done, Major Truman called one
John Shanks his interpreter & began to demand satisfaction for ye murders
donne and thereupon ye weh our Gentl withdrew themselves & after Major
Trueman had treated with them sometime, he called unto Coll. Washington, Are
not these impudent Rogues to denye the murders they have done when there
Indians ly dead on Hurston's plantacon being killed in a fight there, to ye weh C.
Washington replyed, it would be very convenient to carry them up thither and
show them there Indians yt are theire buried. Major Trueman replyed, and soe I
will. This is all yt heard spoken by our Gentl concerning ye five Indian prissoners
yt were killed wee being by them all ye time of ye discourse untill they parted &
yet Indians were conveyed away by Major Truman's men & killed weh was occation yt much amaized & startled us & our
Comanders being a thing yt was never imagined or expected of us & further saith
not. Daniel Lisson, Interpreter.
Sworne before us by vertue of an ordr to us from ye Right Honble ye
June ye 13th, 1677. Recorded.
Interrogations by Mr. Danll Lisson, Mr. John Garrard & Capt Robert
Were you present at ye examination of ye five Indians at ye Susquehanoh
fort all ye time of the examination.
To ye first afermitive,
Did you know of any Councill of warr yt was called by ye officers
Virginia & Maryland, wherein it was resolved these Indians should be put to
To ye second negative,
Did you hearr either Coll. Washington or Major Allerton or any
advise, psuade or vehemently urge yt these sd Indians shall be put to death.
To ye third negative,
Had not Lt. Coll Washington or Major Allerton ye first treaty
concerning ye murders & inuries donne on Virginia side & did not Major Trewman
say he would say nothing to them till they had donne.
To ye fourth afermative,
Did Major Trewman say when Lt. Coll. Washington & Major Allerton
they had done wth them, now I have something to say to them.
To ye fifth afermative.
Did not Major Trewman after some short discourse cause them to be
bound saying he would send them to Hurson's plantacon & shew yt some of
these Indians were killed at ye front (?) of ht house to convince them yt it was
their Indians had done it weh they denied.
To ye sixth afermative.
Mr. Step: Mannering Warrant to Danniel Whitte.
By virtue of a warrant by me received from ye Honble Genll Tho:
Goodwiche for ye impressing of all ye pvisons belonging to ye delinquents &
secureing of ye estates of all those yt are fledd Till further ordr from ye Right
Honble Nathaniell Bacon, General of his Majts forces in Virginia, and heareing yt
Coll. John Washingtons overseers are conveying of Corne, meat & Tobacco in a
sloope or sloops over to Maryland and being myselfe at this instant goeing
against ye Indians. These are therefor in his Majts name to will & require you
Daniel White upon sight hereof immediately to goe to ye plantacon of ye sd
Washington by ye river side & cease & impresse all ye corne & pvision, Tobacco,
stocke or stocks yt belong to ye sd Washingtons either one yt plantacon or one
ye other plantacon called ye Round hills & to command ye overseer of both
pantacons In his Majts name not to suffer any corne, cattle, horses, mares,
servants, or any other things to be conveyed away by any pson or psons till
further order form ye Generall & to cease yt sloope or sloops yt shall in any wise
attempt ye takeing pvision conveying any p't or parssells of goods yt either
belong to the said Washington or any other delinquent yt are fleed fayle not
hereof as you will answer ye contrary at yr utmost pill. Given under my hand this
21st of October, 1676.
This warrant was recorded June ye 19th, 1677.
Mr. Stephen Manring warrant to Daniel White: These are his
to Impower Mr. Daniel White to take into his custody two young mares belonging
to Jno. Griffin & them reserve till further order from ye Generall or Lt. Generall, or
till such time that ye sd Griffin hath cleared himself of trespasse committed
against ye sd Lt. Generall & yt he shall not have anything to doe at ye plantacon
of Coll. Spencer till farther order. Given under my hand this 6th day of November,
June ye 19th 1677, this warrant was recorded.
Stephen Manring, Joseph Hardwick & Rich: Bartton, Rich: Donahan
fforasmuch as wee Stephen Manring, Joseph Hardwick, Rich: Bartton,
Rich: Donahan have bin currently notoriously actors in ye late horrid rebellion sett
on foot by Nathaniel Bacon Junr to ye great dishonor of God, perturbacon of ye
peace, wellfare & safety of his Majts Collony of Virginia & to evill example of our
fellow subjects within the same. Wee ye said Stephen Manrring, Stephen
Hardwick, & Richard Barton, Richard Donnaham doe upon our bended knees
humbly, heartily & unfeignedly confesse & acknowledge the saide, traiterous &
rebellious practises. Whereby wee have rendered ourselves lyable to ye most
severe punishmt, but doe humbly crave & implor mercy & pardon of God
Almighty, the King's most excellent Majty, His most sacred Majtys Governor &
other inferior officers & all other our fellow subjects within this Collony for such
our horrid, treasonable & rebellious practices, heartily & unfeignedly resolveing
with ourselves & humbly begging assistance from God Almighty, never to
perpetrate, attempt or consent to ye like.
This recognitr wee desire to bee Recorded this 19th of June, 1677.
The Depo of Mr. William Armiger(1) & Jno. Deeres taken this
26th day of
July, 1677 as followeth:
That being at Coll. John Washingtons house there came into the company
one Stephen Manring & haveing some discourse about ye sd Armiger, takeing off
some prsoners in ye sd Washington's house in ye time of Backen's Rebellion ye
sd Manring Issued out these following viz:
That ye Chief Officers of his Matles Pt then in distress, run away from their
The sd Armiger desireing him to take a care of what he had said, his
answer was yt he had Already suffered ye Law & now he cared not a ----- for any
Then sd Armiger told him he acted by a false commission & how durst he
be soe forward upon so treacherous designe as he well knew whereupon he replied he did it to destroy
ye heathen & if it were to Doe againe he would doe it.
Then Armiger demanded of him why hee did not lay downe his arms when
one Miller came in, his answer was yt hee had a letter from Coll. Goteredge
[Goodrich] yt his houses was burnt, his wife & family robbed & his wife & children
forced to ly on straw & he himselfe to be hanged if taken, wheh forced him, as
sayes, to goe to ye other pty he Replyed yt there General Ingram was a
cowardly, treacherous dogg for laying downe his armes or otherwise he would
die himself at ye face of his Enemies & severall other such expressions attending
to ye same purpose. Said Armiger told him he begged his commission, weh he
swore bitterly it was fallse & would force ye sd Armiger to prove it.
This is ye whole truth of what we can remember of this Idle discourse.
Mr. Daniell White's Letter to Coll. Nicho Spencer.
Sr you forced me ye last court to give security to ye good behaviour for
what I know not unlesse thereby I might be ye more awd to give my estate to
Coll. Washington weh I have donne, or at least soe much of it as he was pleased
to demand, or If he be not satisfied if he please to demand more I am ready to
give it knoweing yt there is Almighty pvidence yt doth rule or govern all actions
And yt I may not [a word indecipherable] seeke my owne revenge, but rather say
with Daniel ye Lord hath bidden him: who himselfe hath pmised by ye words of
St. Paul to be the avenger of all such things And I
did aske Coll. Washington to be there with me & not demand the rigger
bonde in appeareing ye next cortt because I am a poore man & labour hard for
my living & ye neglect thereof is much damage to me & my children weh hee
would not doe unlesse I would Right to you because you were please to tell me I
was a contemner of Authority and in not appeareing I might soe be pved weh
words you had noe reason at all to speake because there hath never bin ye least
misdemeanor pved agt me by any pson in this County, though I have bin now a
house-keeper therein this 20 yeares neither have you or any pson in authority
ever scene any such thing by me Although it may be some honourlicke (?) men
whom I have not bin over fond in adoring (not as they were magistrates), but, as
they were proud men & may inform you as much, but their malice ought not to be
believed for itt did sufficiently appeare agt me in there life time, but it hath
pleased God to remove them & now feareing ye Devill will alwayes be intrigueing
agt me my request to yor Honors is to be pleased to Judge more favourably than
formerly you have doone & Consider I Labor hard & that ye yeare is more then
ordinary laborious & if I have no horse 4 or 5 dayes must needs much hinder my
businesse & labour in travellinge & be pleased to excuse my not appearing this
Court without urging any Contempt agt me so yt forfeiture of my bond & I will
attend ye next Court to know further of your pleasure who am your servant,
July ye 24th, 1677.
This letter was recorded ye 29 Sept., 1677.
Major Allerton's petition:
To The worpll Justices for Westmoreld Coty. The humble peticon of Isaac
Allerton sheweth that ye Rebell Garrison held at Coll. Washingtons of weh ye
cheife were Joseph Hardidge, Richard Barton, Thomas Oakley, William Head &
Jno. Athill cum ceteris have damnified yor petn in his estate to ye value of
thirteen thousand pound tobo. & Caske as by ye acctt annexed doth appeare he
humbly craves to be Reimbursed ye sd Tobaccoe weh damages & costs and hee
This petn was recorded August ye 25th 1677.
Wee finde yt Joseph Harwick, Richard Barton & ye Rest of ye Rebells yt
keept ye garrisons are guilty of atakeing & not returneing goods belonging to
Majr Allerton to the value of six thousand foure hundred pounds of tobo & costs,
but for ye two feather beeds, rugge, wool beed & bushells salt wee finde not
anything not having proofs or acknowlegmt.
Patrick Spens, Daniel Lisson,
William Clement, Orginall Brown,
Anthony, [signed] Williams, John Butler,
Daniel [W] Hurt (?) John Newton,
Edward ffranklikn, Sam Bodam,
Robert Edwards, William Hardidge.
This was Recorded the 25th of August 1677.
Att a Comitty (by order of ye Grand Assembly) for laying a Levy
northern neck for ye charge in Raisinge ye forces thereof for suppressing ye late
rebellion mett at Capt Beales ye 14th of August, 1677 being present:
Coll. Wm Ball, Coll. Jno Washington, Mr. Wm Preseley, Major Ed. Dale,
Major Isaac Allerton, Mr.
Peter Presley, Coll. Wm Travers, Coll. Samll Griffin, Coll. Geo. Mason,
Itt is by them ordered yt ye county of Rappk p Westmerld, pay for 802
Tythabls at 31lb of Tobo p poll 25,025 lb (sic) Tobo to ye sevrall psons
hereinafter pticularly menconed.
(1) From his deposition, he was about 45 years of age in 1674.
(1) Examined separately, Armiger said The sd Manring demanded of ye Armger how many men did take
psoners at Coll. Washington's House & ye sd Manring askt what armes they had & sd Armiger replied
14 gunns loaden upon weh ye sd Manring replyed G ----d----- him were hee there wth 14 men he
would uphold the house from five hundred men, or else die at their feet.
And sd Armiger then told him he was a foole, then said Manring to ye sd Armiger he was bound to
he peace & durst not challenge him, but stamped with is foote & so I doe not challenge you, but come
out if you please.
Madam Washington said to ye Manring if you were advised by your wife you need not acome to this
passe he answered G ---- d---- my wife if it were to doe I would doe it againe.
This Depo was recorded the 25th of August, 1677.