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Levin Denwood (1648 - 1726)

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Levin Denwood
Born in Accomack, Virginiamap
Husband of — married about in Prob Somerset Co, Marylandmap
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Died in Somerset, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Categories: Nassawaddox Monthly Meeting, Virginia | Monie Meeting, Maryland.

Levin Denwood was a Quaker.
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The following biography was written by Thomas Hudock on 21 Nov 2015 and posted as a personal story on I have copied it here since it is a fairly good bio on this Levin Denwood.

"Both Levin Denwood and his wife, Priscilla Waters were Quakers. His estate on Great Monie in Somerset, Md was extensive and he became wealthy. Levin's daughter, Betty Gale married Col. George Gale, who died in 1712 and was a distinguished official of Somerset. Levin left Accomac, va and moved to Md (1665). He arrived with a brother in law, Col. Roger Woolford. In 1688, Levin was one of those at Herring Creek Meeting House who signed a letter of thanks to Lord Baltimore, for allowing the Friends to affirm. "We have traced the origin, and fragmentarily, the development of the Annemessex Meeting of Friends following its Light even to what seems the vanishing point. Annemessex Meeting, though truly first, was not the only Quaker Meeting in Somerset. Notmany years elapse before we find evidence of the Monie and Bogerternorton Meetings; the former located about the headwaters of Great Monie Creek; the latter near the of Pocomoke River. We have not discovered the exact dates at which the Monie and Bogerternorton Meetings originated; but certainly the were not in existence at the time of George Fox's visit to Somerset in February-March, 1671/2. The organization of the Monie Meeting was no doubt the result of Fox's visit to Somerset. The Bogerternorton Meeting seems, however, to have been a much later foundation. +++ The Monie Meeting. In the year (1671) there came to live in Monie Hundred, Somerset County, one Levin Denwood (then about twenty-two years of age) and his wife, Pricilla, from Accomack County in the colony of Virginia. He seated a large tract of land called "Hacklland" on the south side of Great Monie Creek and at the headwaters thereof. Levin Denwood's sister, Mary, had married (in Northampton-Accomack, in March, 1661/2), Roger Woolford and had come with him into Somerset County as early as the year 1666. Susann Denwood (another sister of Levin Denwood) married Thomas Browne, of Accomack; and she and her husband became leading members of the Society of Friends in Accomack. Several years later, after Levin Denwood had settled in Somerset County, Maryland, his younger sister, rebecca, married, in 1679, Nehemiah Covington, Junior, who lived on the north side of Great Monie Creek (about a mile below the Denwood plantation) at "Covington's Vineyard". Robert Woolford and his immediate household (living on a plantation on the north side of the Manokin River) were staunch Church of England folk; but Levin Denwood and his sister, Rebecca, and Rebecca's husband, Nehemiah Covington, Junior, were staunch Quakers... The young Levin Denwood seems to have spent some of his time with his brother-in-law, Roger Woolford, in Somerset, before finally going there to reside permanently, appearing as having been transported to Maryland by Woolford in 1665, when he was about seventeen years old. However, young Denwood evidently married in Accomack County, Virginia, and there is record of a son having been born there to him and his wife in November, 1670. In this same month he obtained land rights in Somerset County for having transported his wife, Pricilla, into the province of Maryland. Thus, it was late in 1670 or early 1671 that Levin Denwood and Pricilla, his wife, with their infant son, levin, established their home in Somerset on Great Monie Creek."


  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: Maryland; Year: 1665; Page Number: 245 , Operations Inc. (2010), Original Immigration to Maryland
  • Maryland, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890, Operations Inc. (1999), Cattle Marks Registration Additionally noted: 1666, Jun 7. 'The marke of Lewin [Levin] Denwood, vizt, Cropt of the left ear & two nicks under the right ear recorded.' Source: Archives of Maryland Maryland Archives, Somerset Court Prodeedings, p 746
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 2304.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CM1 , Operations Inc. (2004), US Marriage Records
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: Maryland or Virginia; Year: 1671; Page Number: 132 , Operations Inc. (2010), Immigration of his wife and son from Virginia
  • Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, Find A Grave Memorial
  • Maryland, Calendar of Wills, 1635-1743, Volume: V, Wills from 1720 to 1726 , Operations Inc. (1998), Maryland Calendar of Wills
  • Burke‚Äôs Family Records (Indexed), Operations Inc. (2010), Page 256, Gale Family
  • Quaker History, Eastern Shore Quakers by Grady Gordan Brickhouse, Eastern Shore Quakers
  • WikiTree profile Denwood-6 created through the import of Mulkerin Family History Site.ged on Dec 15, 2011 by Samantha Mulkerin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Samantha and others.
  • Somerset County Judicial Records, 1670-1671 Volume 86, Page 8

Somersett Ss Att A Cort: helld the foureteenth day of September in the XXXIXth year of the Dominion of y Rt: honrable: Caecilius Ao: Do: 1670 before his Lopps: Justices thereunto assigned and Authorized mr: Henry Smith present mr: James Weedan Capta: William Coleborne Commrs mr: George Johnson mr: Charles Ballard The Courte being Satt the Jury is called vizt: Richard Whittey 12 Richard Whittey . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Bloyce
Roger Woollford. . . . . . . . . . . James Nicholson
Owen Mackra . . . . . . . . . . . . John Rhodes
Jury men William ffurnis. . . . . . . . . . . . William Jones Jury men
Charles Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levin Denwood
John Avery . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Elzey
They all appeare answering to their names ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The deft: desires the rest of his wittnesses may be Sworne ~ ~
The Deposicon of Christpher Nutter aged thirty foure years or thereabouts taken in Cort: the Jury present ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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