Anne Meese: Birth: Abt 1650.
Note: More About Col Henry Meese, Sr*:
Immigrant Ancestor: Bef. 1665, England to Virginia
Mentioned: 18 Jan 1669/70, will of Capt Robert Slye of Maryland
Migration: Bef. 1665, England to Virginia
Military: 19 Nov 1665, Sworn as Lt Col of Stafford County Militia
Political: 19 Nov 1665, took the oath as justice of the peace
Probate: 05 Apr 1682, Will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London
Residence: Overwarton Plantation, south side of Patomac Creek
"At a Committee of ye Association of Northumberland, Westmoreland, & Stafford Co's ye 1st of 9 *"" 1667. Present Col Pett Ashton, Col Nich Spencer,
Lt Col Hen Meese &c." - (Abstract from the Records.) "According to act of Assembly 25 Sep last a fort was to be erected by the last of April next in Yeocomico
River, cormnissioners selected Levy Point, and Lt Col Henry Meese was given charge of the money for disbursement as ordered."'^
Colonel Heney Meese^ first appearance in the Colonial Council of Virginia, 1680, was Burgess from Stafford County, in 1666. Date of his birth or marriage not forthcoming; that he left a daughter Grace, who married Captain John Ashton, is well authenticated, as found on the tomb of their son, Heney Ashton, who married Elizabeth Hardidge, whose daughter Ann, married William Aylett II.; their daughter Anne, married Augustine Washington II.
29 Wm. & Mary Quar., Vol. VII, p. 174. 80 Family Bible of Burdett Ashton. Qtuir., Vol. VII., p. lis. SI Wm. & Ma/ry Quarterly, p. 227, AprU, 1901.
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Meese, Henry, as "Colonel Henry Meese," received a grant of 2,000 acres of land in Stafford county on June 7, 1666, and, as "Lieut. Col. Henry Meese," he was, in the year following, a member of the Northern Neck committee. On March 14, 1678-79, the King ordered that Meese be added to the council. and his commission was dated May 10, 1680,but on Dec. 12, 1681, Lord Culpeper wrote that he had appointed a councillor in the place of Col. Henry Meese, who was living in England, It appears from the letters of William Fitzhugh that his wife survived him and made England her home. There is some reason to believe that he left a daughter Grace, who married Charles Ashton, of Northumberland county, Virginia, ancestor of the well-known family of that name.
WILLl: 1681, written in London
I give leave and bequeath unto and amongst my four children Henry Meese John Meese Anne Meese and Frances equally to be divided between them share and share thereof alike To be paid to my sonnes at their severall and respective ages of one and twenty years and to my daughters at their severall and respective ages of one and twenty years or on their severall and respective day or marryage first severally and respectively happening.
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Subject : wife of Henry Meese
Date : Sun, Sep 25, 2011 05:55 PM
You may have discovered this by now, but just in case you have not. According to an entry in' North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857', by Peter Wilson Coldham, the wife of Henry Meese appears to be Ann Pert, daughter of Henry and Frances Pert of Mountnessing, Essex, England.It refers to a will by H. Meese dated 12 Jan.1681 and probated 5 April 1682, and also some other documents. If you find this to be correct, please send me an email to that effect. I will leave it to you to do any further research. Happy hunting. Bob Conner
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