Can anyone tell me how this Richard and Christopher who signed the petition may be related? Is this the same Richard who was in Frederick County, VA in 1757 with John Abbott? What became of Christopher? Thank you for any clues you can help with.
http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md-pa.htmhttp://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/md-pa.htm 14 July 1755 Braddocks Army was defeated 75 miles to the west of Tonoloways. Indians threaten entire frontier, War declared by France (French & Indian War)....Yet the Tonoloways Settlers ask PA authorities for protection from Marylanders according to the following: Petition to Governor MORRIS from Sufferers by Maryland, 1755. Septemr 29h, 1755 (Source not known) To ye honarable ROBERT HUNTER MORRIS, Esquire, Governor of Pennsylvania. honered Sir, we, your humble pationers, sends you those few lines to inform you that we are very much imposed upon by ye Sherive of Fredrick County in Maryland, in coming to take our lands from us by a Meryland Right which we have had surveyed for us by a Mr. William LYON, Survayar, under Mr. John ARMST Survayar for Cumberland County, in Pennsylvania. Last Spring, one mans place, viz., Peter BUTLER, has got survayed by bringing a Captain and a parsal of Soldiers to gard him while he was so doing, and has gone to farder strengthen him self, protesting yt in two or three weekstime yt he will come and take all land from ye forks of Tanolaways Crick, down to ye mouth thereof Straneind, and taking of our goods, chatel, horses, or anything yt he can find for ye levies or taxis, which he portends is due to Meryland; So yt without your honour will protect us, we belive we shall be ruened in a very short time. So that we desire that you would be pleased to send up a few lines by ye bearer thereof, what way or maner we shall proseed in ye afare which is ye humble desier of we, your humble patisioners. William LINN Elias STILLWELL Wm. HYNES Richard ABBETT Samuel COOMBES Christr. ABBETT Joseph COOMBE William CLINKERBARD John COOMBE Isarael HYNES John LINN James LOWDER John McCHINEY James MITCHEL Samuel CROWN Joseph COOMBE ___________
List of Frederick County, Virginia Clerk Fees Belonging to James WOOD ANNO DOM. 1757 (1) Tobacco Payments ANDERSONS, Exrs. --------------410 ALFORD, Jno. ------------------ 50 ABBOT, Richd. -----------------100 ALLEN, Jackson ---------------- 65 ABUT, Jno. --------------------101