Lt. Col. John Jarboe

Lt. Col. John Jarboe

Male Abt 1619 - 1675  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name John Jarboe 
    Prefix Lt. Col. 
    Born Abt 1619  Dijon, Burgandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    DEED Land Holdings:

    1675 Will: Home Plantation Home Plantation:
    Not identified in St. Mary's County Files
    Mill Land 150 acres
    On Brittions Bay 300 acres
    St. Lawrence Creek 500 acres

    1649: Patented 100 acers"Clipping" with Lt. William Evans St. Mary's County Maryland
    Brittons Bay adjacent to land of Richard Nevett John Aisquith
    (AB & H, 17, 19; 2. 469,479)

    1653: Patented 300 acres "Jarboe's Clifts" Charles County Maryland on Potomac River runs to
    St. Bernard's Creek. Adjacent Thomas Baker (AB & H, 321, 350)

    1656: Surveyed 800 acres "St. Johns" St. Mary's County Maryland
    Sold in 1658 to James Langsworth for 4,000 lbs tobacco
    Jarbo refers to self as Gent of Newtown (O, 211 - 213)

    1658: Surveyed 150 acres "Jarboe" St. Mary's County Maryland Brettons Bay - West Side, by
    Mansells Frank, adjacent to John Shircliffe, assigned from John Warren Dec 1654
    (O, 186-188)

    1658 : Patented 200 acres "Jarboe" Charles County, Maryland on Potomac River at mouth of
    St. Bernard's Creek adjacent to Nicholas Cawsence (O. 185)

    1668: Buy St. Peter's Freehold 500 acres from Walter Pake (LCII, 322-24)

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    1659 : Surveyed 350 acres "Jarboe" Charles County Maryland Pascattaway River, east
    side; east side Chinzmudensen Creek adjacent to John Hatch (4, 83) 
    Education Literate To Well 
    Immigration 1646  Free Adult To Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Lieutenant Of Maryland Miltia, 1638; Made Lt. Colonel, 1660 
    Naturalization 30 Jul 1661  “Free Dennizen” Of Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With The Same Rights As If Born In The Province
    Occupation Planter,Appointed Justice Of The Peace 1663-1664; Appointed High Sheriff 1667; Member, Lower House Of Burgesses 1671-1674 
    Religion Catholic 
    Will/Probate Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666- June 1676
    Volume 2 page 517
    Assembly Proceedings, May -- June 1676
    To the Right Honerable the Lord Proprietary & the two houses of Assembly
    The humble Peticion of Phillip Calvert Your Lordshipps Judge in Testamentory causes & John Jordain the two overseers of the last will of Lieut. Coll. John Jarboe late deceased.
    Sheweth
    That the said John Jarboe in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred Seventy one being Sick made his Testament in writeing by which he Divided his Lands amongst all his Children then borne That Recovering of that Sicknesse he lived till he had another Sonne & daughter borne And in the yeare of our Lord 1674 falling sick againe the said John Jourdain That uppon Thursday morning the fourth of March 1674 he came to the house of of Leiu. Collonell John Jarboe and finding him sick the said Jorn Jordain advised the said Jarboe to Settle his affaires that his wife and Children might not after his death be putt to trouble Whereuppon the said Jarboe desired the said Jourdain to send for Mr. Edward Clarke to come to him on fryday Morning following to make his will and Said he did intend to alter his will made some yeares before because he had some Children borne Since the makeing the said will and that in Regard his daughter had some land to be made good to her by Marke Cordea and Walter Hall gentlemen he was Resolved to have his owne land now divided between his three Sonnes Viz- To John Jarboe the Seate of Land where he then lived with one Negro together with his Right to one hundred & fifth Acres of the mill land where William Medely lived and the millstones Exchanged with the Said William for the one hundred & fifty acres where the said William now lives as alsoe one Equall share with his Brothers Sister and mother of the Cattle Horses & Mares & Houshould Stuffe to Peter Jarboe the three hundred Acres of Land bought or Exchanged with Henry Aspinall by St. Lawrence Creeke in Brittains Bay with one Negro & an Equall share of the Cattle Horses and Mares & Moveables To Henry Jarboe five hundred Acres in the Branches of St. Lawrences Creeke one Negro & an Equall share of the Cattle Horses and Mares & Moveables as aforesaid To Mary Jarboe his Daughter the Silver Tankard & his Silver Spoones one Negro & an Equall share of the Cattle Horses and Mares & moveables To Mary Jarboe his wife the man with one Eye & the Old Woman Called Cove & Ahon by name & an Equall share of the Moveables & onely the mare Bonnie & her Colt of the Horses his own Rideing horse to be kept undivided for the use of the Plantation Uppon which Plantation his wife should live dureing her life if shee pleased He desired the Chancellor & the said John Jourdain to manage the Estate of his Children To Edward Barbier he gave a Young fillie & a heifer whether he Staid with his wife & Children uppon the Plantation or not And he the said Jarboe then bid the said Jourdain to take notice that this was his will in Case god almighty should take him before he Could make his will in writeing and then said that the next morning he would send for Mr. Edward Clarke to putt his will in writeing and to Mr. ffoster to give him the last Sacraments And likewise declared That in Case any of his Children dyed before they came to age that his will was that that Childs part should be Equally divided between the mother and the Rest of his Surviveing Children And in Case all his Children dyed before they come to age he gave his whole Estate to his wife after which and before he the said Jarboe could putt his said will in writeing the said Jarbode dyed & left his two Younger Sonnes in strict rigour of Law to the mercy of their elder Brother In tender Consideration therefore of the distressed Condition of the said Younger Brothers & as a reward of the faithfull Services of the said Leiutenant Collonell John Jarboe to your Lordshipps father of noble memory & to your selfe allwayes performed Your Petitioners doe humbly pray that itt may be Enancted and Bee itt Enacted by the Right Honerable the Lord Proprietary by and with the advice and Consent of the upper and lower houses of this present Generall Assembly & the Authority of the same That the Respective devises of the said three hundred Acres of Land to Peter Jarboe & of the said five hundred acres of land to Henry Jarboe in the said Numcupative will of the said Leiutenant Collonell John Jarboe Contained shall vest the said Lands in the said Peter & Henry Jarboe & their heyres respectively as fully and Effectually to all intents and purposes as if the said will had dureing the life time of the said Leiutenant Co. John Jarboe been Conceived in writeing & been penned in dure forme of Law any Law Custome or usage either in this Province orf in the kingdome of England to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding

    Know all men, that I Mary Jarbo do make a Gift of those Cattle above mentioned to witt. - Cow & heifer marked with a Crop in the right Eare with a hole & a Slitt cutt in the hole the left Eare over Keele & under Keele unto Mrs. Ann Hamonds yougest Child I being his Grand-Mother & all the female Cattle to be for the use of the said Child. And the male Cattle to his Mother, & desire to have it Recorded by the first convenience, as wittness my hand this 3rd of June - 1656.
    Signum - Mary M Jarbo
    Witness: Peter P. Mills, Jacques Coullott, John Jarbo, Patt. Records, No. 3 folio 296, Annapolis, Md.

    Died Friday March 5 - 1674.
    Issue --
    1. John Jarboe
    Will Pro. May 16, 1705
    2. Peter Jarboe - Anne Nevitt
    Will Calvert Co. Aug. 10 1686
    Inv. & Accts. Lib 19 1/2 folio 120
    3. Henry Jarboe - Monika Joy
    Will March 18, 1708
    4. Mary Jarboe -- 1st Maj. Wm. Boarman,
    2nd. James Caine, Prior to - 1667.
    Pro. Court - Lib W. R. C. No. 1 folio 396-399
    Lib. F. F. folio 489

    The personal estate of Lt. Col. John Jarboe after all debts were paid, was inventoried on 7/13/1675 and was valued at 3,831 pounds of tobacco. He had a silver tobacco box, other items of silver and white English servant, Edward Barber.


    19 May 1676 - The Upper House approves of John Jarboe’s will.
    22 May 1676 - The Lower House confirms the Nuncupative Will of Leiu. Col. Jn. Jarboe.

    The First Will of John Jarboe 1671
    JARBOE-L Archives

    From: "Randy Dunavan"
    Subject: Will
    Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 14:01:35 -0500

    For your records -

    The first will of John Jarboe 1671
    In The name of GOD Amen.
    I John Jarbo of Brittons Bay in the county of St. Maries being weake in body
    but perfect in minde and memory doe therefore make and ordaine this my last
    will and testament in manner a forme following,
    First I bequeath my soule to GOD that gave it, and my body to the earth to
    be decently buried at the discretion of my overseers, hereafter mentioned,
    and for what temporall estate it hath pleased GOD in his mercy to bestow on
    me in this present world I bequeath as followeth: viz:
    Imprimis I give and bequeath my sonne John Jarbo all and every part and
    parcel of land where I now live lyeing in Brittons Bay being a hundred and
    fifty acres to the said John Jarbo, and his heires forever, and also a
    hundred and fifty acres of land more lyeing on Brittons Bay called by the
    name of Marshes Hope forever and in case he shall dye without issue, then to
    be divided between the survivors.
    Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jarbo, every part and parcel of
    land, called by the name of St Larences Freehold, with the plantation and
    all other appurtenance belonging to lyeing on Brittons Bay to her and her
    heires forever, but in case my daughter Mary dye without issue, then the
    said land to goe and descent to my sone John Jarbo, and his heires forever.
    Item I five and bequeath to the child which my wife goeth with a tract of
    land, lyeing on Brittons Bay call St Peters Hill, being five hundred acres
    of land to it and its heires forever but if the said child dye without
    issue, then the said land to goe to my sonne John Jarbo, and his heirs
    forever.
    Item I give all my personall estate both movables and immoveable, all my
    debts and funeral charges being paid, to my loving wife Mary Jarbo and to my
    sonne John Jarbo and to my daughter Mary Jarbo and to the child my wife
    goeth with to be equally divided between them, and if any of my children
    dye, before they come to age, then the part of the deceased, to be equally
    divided, between the survivors, and in case tow of them shall dye then the
    whole estate to goe and descend to the survivor forever. And in case they
    chance all to dye then all the land and personall estate to goe and descend
    to my wife Mary Jarbo during her natural life, she giving a Negro to each of
    my overseers hereafter mentioned, and after her decease the one haffe of the
    estate to be putt into the hand of the Farther of St. Ignatius Chappell to
    be used at his discretion of the reliefe of poore Catholiques, and the other
    halfe to be equally divided, between my loving friends, John Jordiane,
    Walter Halland, Henry Neale to them and their heirs forever.
    Item I give and bequeath to Mr. Henry Warren one thousand pounds of tobacco
    to be paid immediately after my decease.
    Item I make and appointe my loving wife Mary Jarbo Executrix of this my last
    will and testament I doe likewise ordaine and appointe my loving friends,
    John Jordain, Walter Hall, and Henry Neale to be overseers and trustees -
    in trust of my children if in case my wife Mary Jarbo shall by any was or
    meanes goe to imbezell the estate, then it shall be in the power of any two
    of the overseers to share and take the childrens estates from her, and to
    manage it as they shall think fitt, till they come of age and do alsoe
    declare and publish, this to be my last will and testament revoking and
    making void all other wills or testament by me made, at any time or times
    heretofore in Testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the
    day and year above written
    Signed Sealed delivered and Published in the presence of
    Ann Neal
    the marke __ of
    William Farding
    (Testamentary Proceedings-L.2, f. 66)

    Randy Dunavan
    Longview, Texas

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    Will by "Randy Dunavan"  
    Died 4 Mar 1674/5  Brettons Bay, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brettons Bay, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (491) Family tradition is that Lt. Col. John Jarboe was buried at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery at Newtown.
    Person ID I1709  Tegtmeyer Kenow Family
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2013 

    Family Mary M. Tattershall,   b. Abt 1639, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1667  St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Jarboe, II,   b. Abt 1667, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1705, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Mary Jarboe,   b. Abt 1669, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1739, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     3. Peter Jarboe,   b. Abt Feb 1671, ST. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Apr 1698, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. Henry Jarboe,   b. Abt Apr 1672/1673, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Apr 1709, St. Mary’s County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Family ID F1222  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • This is the connection which unites Karen’s Family Tree with Bob’s Family Tree. Karen is a direct descendant of John Jarboe. Bob is connected through a marriage of Elizabeth Jarboe to a Cyrus Vowels, a 1C5R. The Cyrus Vowles who is a first cousin fifth removed is the grandson of Bob’s 5g grandfather, also named Cyrus Vowles. No DNA relationship but rather a relationship via marriage.

      Following information from Robert and Mary Jarboe
      John Jarboe first appears in the colonies in Virginia in 1646. By his deposition of 25 January 1647 recorded in Maryland’s Archives, he says he was with Governor Calvert at Kicotan (afterwards Elizabeth City) and at York, Virginia when Governor was organizing an expedition against William Clairborne.

      He settled near Newtown (very near present Leonardtown). Various accounts of the life and activities of Lt. Col. Jarboe follow. No record of any other Jarboe immigrating to America has been found. In the first US census of 1790, all Jarboes of the country lived in Maryland.

      Monocacy and Catoctin - Some Settlers of Western Maryland and Adjacent Pennsylvania and Their Descendants 1725-1988 Vol ll
      by C. E. Schildknecht Family Line Publications
      pg 21
      “John Jarboe from Dijon, France, and Augustine Herman of Amsterdam (earlier Prague) were the first non-British to be naturalized in Maryland (1666).”
      pg 68
      “Jean Jarboe (Jourdain ?) b ca 1619 from Dijon, Burgundy, France, was natl in 1666.” (the author states that John Jarboe was once called John Parks (pg10) and asks if his name could have been Jean Jardinbeau?)

      Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland and Adams County, Pennsylvania by Steve Gilland 975.287 G411e
      Mid-Continent Lib Dec 2008
      Under Thomas Spalding 1640-1713
      pg 61 - “... During the 1668 Provincial Court, Catherine Hall (married Thomas Spalding by 1674) was assigned a servvant of John Jarboe until she arrived at the age of twenty-two. From these records we determiine that Catyherine was born about 1668. Catherine was an indentured servant of John Jarboe of St. Mary’s County and served as a governess to his children.”

      John made a written will 1671 naming just two children, John and Peter. In 1674 when again ill, and just before his death, he made an oral will including son and daughter born since. After her husband’s death, Mary married Stephen Gough. Rent Rolls show the children living with their mother and stepfather on the home farm called Jarboe’s. None of the children were of age.
      (Rent Rolls search by Mary Jo Maguire)

      John Jarboe bought and sold numerous pieces of land prior to his death, when he held this land:
      St. Lawrence 300 acres
      St. Peter’s Hills 500 acres
      Jarboe’s 150 acres
      Marsh’s Hope 150 acres
      Ref: John Jarboe will, Lib. 2:66, Annapolis, Test. Probate 4 March 1664, 9 March 1674
      Wm. Tattershall will 1670, Lib. 1:391, Annapolis, Hodges Prov. Court WRC #1:489
      Mary Gough will, Lib 4C:36 Annapolis and Archives of Maryland (published).


      At John’s death, his brother Henry who had cared for him in his final illness, managed his affairs and was guardian to his minor children.


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