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Mary Thorley (b. Abt. 1620, d. February 08, 1661/62)Mary Thorley (daughter of Edward Thorley and Mary) was born Abt. 1620 in Suffolk, England, and died February 08, 1661/62 in Northumberland, Virginia.She married Thomas Keene.
Notes for Mary Thorley:
Mary's maiden name is infered from a will of Edward Thorley of Anne Arundel County, Maryland [Maryland Cal. Wills, Vol. 1, p. 212], dated Dec 1678, probated 10 Feb 1678/9, believed to be her brother.In it, he bequests to his "Cousin Thomas Keene".At that time, the use of cousin would refer most likely to a nephew.This conclusion is not rock solid, since it is possible that the relationship was indeed not that of nephew, or it is possible that the Thomas Keene named refered to another by the same name.Indeed, ["Keene Family Genealogy" owned by Harvey Warley Stedman, 1958, p.11] lists "Thomas Keene, living in 1679, cousin of Edward Thorley" as a son of Henry Keene of Wadsworth, Surrey.However, the inference there was made purely as a result of the existance of the Edward Thorley will and the presence of other sons of Henry Keene in Maryland.It then appears that the Thorley theory is reasonably strong.
Evidence of a second marriage from a deed dated 22 Mar 1658 [North. R.B. 15, p. 19; Ritchie & Wood p. 191] shows her to have married Henry Raynor. That of a third marriage is found in records of a marriage agreement on 22 Mar 1658, of Mary Raynor, widow of Henry, and Thomas Broughton [Ritchie & Wood p. 191-2]
Her will, "Of Mary Broughton Widow relict of Thomas Broughton decd.", [Northumberland Co. R. B. 15, p. 92; Ritchie & Wood p. 192-3], dated 2 Jan 1662, recorded 10 Feb 1662, names: William Keene (executor), James Daniell & George Courtnell (purpose for reference lost in mutilation of paper), daughter Susanna Gardner, John Gardner, my grandchild their daughter. Son Thomas Keene, son Matthew Keene (870 acres at Yeoaquomico), friend Thomas Daniell, William Mousely (god child), Elizabeth Perry and my servant Robert Briorio.
Wit: John Tingey and Jos. Horsley.
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Record Change: January 12, 2004
Children of Mary Thorley and Thomas Keene are:
- +William Keene, b. March 10, 1641/42, Kent Island, Maryland, d. February 08, 1683/84, Northumberland, Virginia.