Chew, Col. Samuel

Male 1627 - 1677  (50 years)


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  • Name Chew, Samuel  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 1627  Jamestown, James City Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property 1664-1665  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sanetly, 450 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Chew, Samuel 1664 Patent Record 7, p. 202
      Sanetly, 450 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Chew, Samuel 1664 Patent Record 7, p. 203
      Chews Right, 300 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Chew, Samuel 1665 Patent Record 7, p. 635
      Chews Right, 300 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Chew, Samuel 1665 Patent Record 7, p. 635
    Religion Society of Friends 
    _UID 8BE194F4B7F046E4996952BC4D6179CDC954 
    Died 15 Mar 1677  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jun 1677  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3466  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2010 

    Father Chew, John,   b. 16 Jul 1587, Chewton, Somerset, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1668, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Bond, Sarah,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1650, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1628  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • AUTH , , , Virgina
    _UID C9B859328FE843C284AB94B6A3B4B64A580D 
    Family ID F1188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ayres, Anne,   d. 13 Apr 1695 
    Married 1658  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 3A1FB82A700540D684F0D9AAD4355D668947 
    Children 
     1. Chew, Sarah,   b. Abt 1670, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1740, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    _UID A12DEA51C48A438D86B5E45BDD83D69D74D5 
    Children 
     1. Chew, Samuel,   b. 1660,   d. 1718  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F2302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1627 - Jamestown, James City Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1658 - Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1664-1665 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1677 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1677 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 10 other children

      From Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrance :

      SAMUEL, eldest son of John and Sarah Chew; removed to Maryland before 1655, received large grants of land there, and settled at Herring Bay in Calvert County. He md. ANNE AYRES, a prominent member of the Society of Friends, whose business meetings were long held at her house.
      AUTH 8FNV-6T
      AUTH 1S94-X2D
      AUTH Jamestown, James City, Va
      AUTH Jamestown, James City, Virginia
      AUTH , Anne Arundel, Maryland
      AUTH A. A. Co., Md
      AUTH , Anne Arundel, Md


      From: "Fredric Z. Saunders"
      Subject: [BALTGEN-L] Chew-Ayres
      Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 19:12:10 -0600

      CHEW is one of my lines on which I haven't done much personal reseach. Robert L. CHEW published a book called *A Genealogy of the Chew Family,* in 1982. Allegedly John CHEW of VA is the same as baptised 16 Dec. 1587 at Whally, Lancashire, England, and named in his father's will in 1640 .

      It has been a few years since I looked at his book, but he had also listed a number of children other than Samuel and Joseph as children of John, and had the family running up and down the east coast from New England to VA. It may be true, but I would be very wary of accepting everything he has written. Some of it seemed to stretch believability in my mind, and as I recall, there was little documentation.

      As I recall there was nothing to list how he connected John CHEW of VA as being identical to the one bap. in 1587 above. I have seen too many instances of where a researcher has taken a name from the IGI parish extraction program, and assumed a name found there that seems to be about the right age is the same person in the Colonies. In my own ancestry, I can think of at least 3 instances from the early 1600s where someone has done that, where the connection has later been proved to be incorrect. There are at least a couple others, not including CHEW, that are in the category of "possible" but not proved or disproved either way whether the person in England is the same person in the Colonies.

      Someday I hope to investigate this CHEW branch of my ancestry more, and see whether I agree with his findings.

      Allegedly John's wife Sarah was Sarah GALE or Sarah BOND , but I have never seen documentation for either. If someone can cite an original source for that information, I would be interested.

      John's son Samuel married Ann AYRES, the only daughter of William AYRES and wife Sarah. This I have researched. I'll list a few notes about AYRES. The scans of these patents can be downloaded from the Library of VA site at:
      http://eagle.vsla.edu/lonn/
      Just type in "eyres, william"

      The first record I find of him is 30 June 1635 William HEIRES received 250 acres in Warrosquoiacke Co., VA . He had a number of other patents in VA as can be downloaded above.

      On 29 Oct. 1651 William AYRES had 600 acres *Ayres* survyed in Anne Arundel Co., MD

      William AYRES on 5 Oct. 1653 demanded 950 acres of 1550 assigned to him by Caprt. BRENT and Mr. Edward LLOYD, and assinged 600 acres of the 950 to MR. Richard WELLS. He then demanded the 350 left plus 1300 more for transporting himself, Sarah his deceased wife, Ann AYRES his daughter and 9 servants [named] before June 1652, and Martha his now wife and a servant [named] since June 1652 for a total of 1650 acres. He then assigned 500 of the 1650 to Tho: MARSH.

      At the Battle of the Severn on 25 March 1655, William AYRES was allegedly the Standard Bearer for the Puritans, and at the beginning of the battle the Standard was fired on, and he was killed. [John Bennett Boddie, *Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia,* .] From various accounts I have seen, there were apparently contemporary documents describing the battle, but I have not seen the location and/or source of these. If anyone knows, I would be interested, in verifying Boddie's account of William AYRES.

      On 20 April 1653 Thomas MARSH had sold to William AYRES 500 acres of 1000 acres due him by warrant dated 25 Oct. 1651. "Samuel CHEW and Ann CHEW the Daughter and Sole heir of Mr. William AYRES" had sold the 500 acres on 4 July 1657 to Anthony SALWAY. At the same time Anthony SALWAY sold 300 acres of land due William AYRES upon his right entered 5 Oct. 1653. Mr. Anthony SALWAY had married the widow of Mr. William AYRES, and she relinquished all her interest in the same.

      On 27 Aug. 1658 the 600 acres surveyed on 29 Oct. 1651 was granted to "Ann the Daughter and Heire of the said Will. AYRES and now wife to Samuel CHEW."

      Note that Donna Valley Russell, *First Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1649-1658,* Vol 1, The Landowners, , incorrectly made statements that William AYRES widow was Sarah MARSH. As noted above, William's first wife was Sarah -?-, who predeceased him, and his second wife was Martha -?-, who secondly married Anthony SALWAY. Her information will be corrected in her second volume which is to be out shortly .

      Rick Saunders

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    2. [S610] Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrance, Thomas, Lawrence Buckley, (Thomas Whittaker. New York. 1883).

    3. [S150] CHEW.ged.

    4. [S452] Maryland Marriage Index, Robert Barnes, Maryland State Archives.