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HANDY Samuel

Male 1645/1646 - 1721


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  • Name  HANDY Samuel 
    Born  1645/1646  Tanworth, County Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  9E48F3CF5462D5119887CB8894AA793FAC50 
    Died  15 May 1721  Somerset County, Maryland ( Will ) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I64  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  1 Nov 2006 

    Family  SEWALL (SEWELL ) Mary,   b. 1658, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1716, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30/31 Mar 1679  Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HANDY John,   b. 9 Janaury 1694/95, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. HANDY Sarah,   b. 30 Sep 1681, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. HANDY Mary,   b. 4 Mar 1681/1682, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. HANDY Samuel,   b. 28 Dec 1684, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. HANDY William,   b. 24 Jan 1685/1686, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. HANDY Thomas,   b. 27 Feb 1687/1688, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. HANDY Jane,   b. 8 Aug 1690, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. HANDY Jonathan,   b. 28 Jan 1690/1691, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. HANDY Rachel,   b. 16 Apr 1693, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. HANDY Ebenezer,   b. Abt 1697, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1735/1736, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. HANDY Stephen,   b. Abt 1698, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. HANDY Priscilla,   b. Abt 1699, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. HANDY Benjamin,   b. Abt 1703, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >14. HANDY *Isaac,   b. 13 Apr 1706, Coventry Parish, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1762, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F29  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES:

      Samuel Handy married Mary Sewall, March 30, 1679 in Maryland.
      Source: Maryland Marriages 1634-1777 ( Robert Barnes, transciber ).
      Samuel was a planter in Somerset County, Maryland. He came to America early in his youth. He may
      have been the Samuel Handy mentioned in Hotten's Lists as sailing from Gravesend in 1664/5. The
      dates would correspond. He lived for a time on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He held large possessions
      in Annamessex, Somerset County, MD. He planted extensively and had large herds of cattle which were fed upon the salt marshes along the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The ship in which he came to America was from Gravesend, England. His wife was Mary Sewell, daughter of Jane Lowe Sewall.
      The will of Samuel Handy is preserved in the Clerk's Office at Princess Anne, Maryland. It makes equitable division of a larged landed estate and of other valuable property. He had fourteen children and
      divided this property among them. The names of his children were:
      Sarah
      Mary
      Samuel
      William
      Thomas
      Jane
      Jonathan
      Rachel
      John
      Priscilla
      Ebenezer
      Stephen
      Isaac
      Benjamin.

      A copy of Samuels will can be found on page # 38-39 of The McCurdy Family, Early Settlers of DeKalb
      County, Alabama. Published in 1986, by Hershellene Peek McCurdy and Howard McCurdy.
      Samuel Handy was married in the Episcopal Church in 1679. It is doubtul whether at that early period
      Presbyterian clergymen were authorized, under the English laws of Virginia, to exercise their functions.
      He was a believer in the Christian religion. In his will he " commends his soul to the Almighty God,
      relying upon the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, his redeemer, for eternal life and salvation."
      He died in 1721.
      Tradition says " he lived beyond his hundreth year. " Source of reference: E.D. Neill, 1875
      ( Extracted, John Neill & Descendents ).
    • Samuel Handy came from England to Maryland on the Assurance in 1664.

    Died:
    • Alternate death date is listed as 15 March 1737,
      Somerset Co., Maryland with source listed as
      Torrence, Clayton. Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Whitset and Shipperson, Richmond 1928