Mary (Allen) Womack

Mary Jane (Allen) Womack (abt. 1625 - aft. 1677)

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Mary Jane Womack formerly Allen
Born about in Kent, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married about 1643 in Henrico Co, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Henrico, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified 10 Feb 2020 | Created 31 May 2011 | Last significant change: 10 Feb 2020
02:25: William Foster Jr edited the Biography and Death Place for Mary Jane (Allen) Womack (abt.1625-aft.1677). [Thank William for this]
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Biography

Mary (Allen) Womack was a US Southern Colonist.

Very little is known of the widow Womack from primary sources. She survived her husband William Womack, as is known from records dealing with his estate, which was mentioned in the 1674 minutes of the Virginia Council.[1] Some have interpreted a Mary Womeck named twice in Orphans Court records[2] as being the widow, but this is unclear and it is more likely this was an orphaned daughter. The widow was definitely deceased by 1685.[3]

Some sources claim, based on uncertain foundations, that Mary Allen was born around 1610 in Kent, England. She died between 1678 and 1685, probably in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, English Colonies[4].

William Womack married his wife, Mary Allen perhaps, about 1643 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Several of Mary's children were wards of Timothy Allen after the death of her husband, which is the reason her maiden name is often thought to have been Allen. Based on records relating to her children and a lawsuit filed by son Thomas Womack, it is believed that she was not the daughter of Timothy Allen but rather married him after husband William Womack died.

Thomas Womeck lately an orphan under Guardianship of Timothy Allen; upon petition, it is ordered that sd. Allen do on July 1, next in presence of Mr. Richard Cocke deliver to sd. Womeck remainder of gift bestowed on him by his deceased mother, with costs ats Exec. he having yet received no part thereof (but ye gun & suit of cloathes without flying coat) as by sd Allen's confession appears, & Mr. Cocke is hereby requested & appointed to see sd. delivery. June 1, 1685. Min. Bk. Feb. 1681-Apr. 1701, p. 186[5]

We have now evidence that the widow of William Womack, Sr., married second Timothy Allen. Upon the death of his mother, Thomas was left a "gift" of which he has only received part. He has successfully sued her husband, Timothy Allen, for the remainder. His mother, widow of William Womack, Sr., can thus be shown to have died prior to 1 June 1685.

Research Notes

Mary Jane Womack (born Allen)
Gender: Female
Birth: Circa 1625 - England
Marriage: Spouse: William Charles Womack, Sr. - Circa 1643 - Henrico Co, VA
Death: after 1677 - Henrico, Virginia, United States
Father: Timothy Allen, Sr.
Mother: Ellen Allen (born Worshum)
Husband: William Charles Womack, Sr.
Children: Jane S Pugh (born Womack), William Womack, II, Abraham W Womack, Sr., John Womack, Sr., Richard B Womack, Sr, Ann or Anne Puckett (born Womack), Mary Puckett (born Womack), Thomas Womack, Martha Womack

Notes

  • Primary profile data such as Birth, death, and other details were collected by Varnell-40 07:24, 11 January 2016 (EST) from the well-documented website and copyrighted work, "My Womack Ancestors", of Roger Gail Womack [6]. It may not be 100% accurate, but it is as close to accurate as we can attain given the information and sources available to us. Discrepancies should be noticed and corrected as better sources become available.

Sources

  1. Henry Read McIlwaine, ed. Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia, , Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1924, p. 369 Internet Archive
  2. Pauline Pearce Warner, Orphans Court Book 1677-1739 of Henrico Co., Virginia, Tappahannock, Virginia: privately published, 1963, p. 1, 3, see https://sites.google.com/site/womackgen/family/colva
  3. https://sites.google.com/site/womackgen/family/colva, citing Henrico Co, VA Order Book 1678-1683, 1 Jun 1685 p.186-6, (Transcript image 301-2).
  4. Everton Pedigree and Family Group Sheet
  5. Valentine Papers, Vol. 3, p 1775
  6. http://www.womacknet.net/familylines/womack.htm

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