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Mary (Harris) Moxley (abt. 1640 - abt. 1704)

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Mary Moxley formerly Harris aka Allen, Redman, Franklin
Born about in Westmoreland, Virginiamap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Westmoreland Co VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Westmoreland County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Apr 2011
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She was born a HARRIS but adopted her stepfather's surname of ALLEN.

She first married John REDMAN & their children included ...

  1. Peter REDMAN
  2. John REDMAN b=1667 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  3. Solomon REDMAN
  4. Robert REDMAN.

On 02 Feb 1660 she made a deposition that stated ... "Mary REDMAN, aged 20 years or thereabouts, that upon 17 November last past, she asked of John COX, the mate of George WATTS, store of hogs, George WATTS had of his own to kill and he answered that he had none but what he killed out in the woods. In further discourse about a barrow that her husband had last, the said COX swore that his mate George brought home the best barrow that he saw and that he saw him next morning for he was abed and asleep when he brought him in but when he saw him he had no mark for he had no ears. John REDMAN. husband of Mary REDMAN, testifies the same in ever particular." [1]

She next married on 20 Apr 1675 to Edward FRANKLIN.

On 24 June 1685 a court record mentioned ... "John REDMAN, deceased, father of John REDMAN, and former husband of Mrs. FRANKLYN (wife of Edward FRANKLYN)." [2]

In 1704 she married for the third time to William MOXLEY.

On 30 March 1704 a court record mentioned ... "William MOXLEY is marrying Mary, the relict of John REDMAN, together with Mary by their petition settling forth that John REDMAN died seized of one messuage or parcel of land where the ferry on Nominy River in Copely Parish, containing 100 acres and they have a just right of dower in the 100 acres whereof she hath nothing, the same being detained from them and now possessed by John REDMAN, son and heir of John REDMAN, and praying that the land might be divided, it is ordered that the sheriff do summon John REDMAN to show cause why the reasonable dower should not be laid out and assigned to William MOXLEY and Mary his wife. Also their arrears of rent." [3]

"It is ordered that Wm. and Mary be repossessed of the part of lands and premises lying between Nominy River and a run on that side adjoining to or near the now dwelling house of Jno. REDMAN, which Mary hath for near 25 years enjoyed and accepted as her right of dower of the land. And it is further ordered that John REDMAN do refund and pay onto MOXLEY and Mary his wife, all sums of money, tobacco, or other consideration at any time received from an persons for rent for the said land or any part thereof." [4]

Research Notes

Other sources call her Mary BODDIE, possibly a confusion with a source, John Bennett BODDIE, author of "Historical Southern Families".


  1. Westmoreland County, Virginia Records 1658-1661 extracted by Dorman.
  2. Virginia Will Records, Westmoreland County Wills - Some 17th Century Items p423/
  3. Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1703-1705 p224.
  4. Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1703-1705 p224.


  • WikiTree profile Allen-harris-1 was created on 30 Dec 2010 through the import of Shortened files.ged by Katherine (Alvis) Patterson.
  • WikiTree profile Harris Allen-1 was created on 28 Jan 2011 through the import of Redmond_Chambers(3).ged by John Redmond.
  • WikiTree profile Harris-1749 was created on 11 Apr 2011 by Katherine (Alvis) Patterson.
  • WikiTree profile Boddie-62 was created on 31 May 2011 through the import of Jornigan Family Tree.ged by Justin Jornigan.
  • WikiTree profile Harris Allen-2 was created on 22 Jun 2011 through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED by Ted Williams.

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On 31 May 2015 at 17:00 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Perhaps through merges, but it would appear that the husband is incorrect as he would have been 66 years old when they married and probably could not have fathered all those children.

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