Aquila Johns
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Aquila Johns (1684 - 1709)

Aquila Johns
Born in Calvert County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Sep 1704 in Kent, Maryland, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Died in Calvert County, MDmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jan 2011
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Biography

Aquila was a Friend (Quaker)
Aquila Johns was a Marylander.

The birth of Aquilla Johns is recorded if the Monthly Meeting Register of the Clifts Society of Friends located in Calvert County Maryland.

Aquilla Johns, 3rd son of Richard and Elizabeth born the 5th day of the 12th month 1684/5.

His marriage is also recorded in the Clifts Meeting Register as: Aqulla Johns, third son of Richard, married Mary Hozier, second daughter of Henry on the 16th day of the 9th month 1704. There is proof of the birth of one son, Richard Johns, who is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Henry Hosier. Hosier-63.

The death of Aquilla Johns is also recorded in the Clifts Meeting Minutes under burials: Aquilla Johns, father of this family, died 16th day of the 11th month 1709 and was buried in the Clifts burying ground by his brother Abraham. The next entry is for his wife, Mary Hosier Hosier-6, it states: Mary Hall, formerly wife of Aquila Johns, died on the 14th day of the 5th month 1762 and was buried by her late husband in the burying ground where that family mostly lie.[1]

Proof of the relationship of Aquilla Johns to Richard Johns comes from the legacy mentioned in the will of Richard Johns written at Calvert Cliffs, 15 AUG 1717.

I have per deed of gift formerly made over to the heirs of my deceased son Aquilla Johns a part of a parcel of land called Letchworths Chance containing about 400 acres which will be to my grandson, Richard, the eldest son of my deceased son, Aquilla Johns and heirs. I now hereby give to my grandson, Aquilla Johns, youngest son of my deceased son Aquilla, a parcel of land formerly bought of John Edmonson called Cold Spring lying in the freshes of Great Choptank and containing by patent 600 acres.[2]

Sources

Research

Note found: Johns, Aquilla father Death: Nov. 16, 1709/10 Cemetery: Clifts Burying Ground by his brother, Abra Source: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Monthly Meeting at the Clifts Collection) Parish Register 1662-1782, p. 37 [MSA SC 2978 M 545]

  1. Peden, Henry C. Quaker Records of Southern Maryland: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend, 2000.
  2. Maryland Prerogative Court Wills Liber 14/532


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Johns-1833 and Johns-124 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, places of birth and death, same spouse, same parents, same siblings.
posted by Robin Kabrich
Aquilla Johns was removed as the spouse of Margaret Hopkins because there are sources proving his marriage to Mary Hosier and there are none proving a marriage to Margaret Hopkins.
posted by Seely (Kenny) Foley

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