Ancestors of Aodh "Hugh" Riley [18743]

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Maolmordha "Miles" Riley [18737]
Nancy Hull [18733]
Aodh "Hugh" Riley [18743]


Family Links

1. Margaret Plummer [18729]

2. Rebecca Penson [18666]
3. Mary Moore [18667]

Aodh "Hugh" Riley [18743]

  • Born: 1653, Piscataway, Prince George's, Maryland, USA
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Plummer [18729] in 1675 in , Calvert, Maryland, USA
  • Marriage (2): Rebecca Penson [18666] in 1712 in Piscataway, Prince George's, Maryland, USA
  • Marriage (3): Mary Moore [18667] in 1698 in , Prince George's, Maryland, USA
  • Died: 1740, Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, USA at age 87

bullet  General Notes:

Hugh Riley, the "gentleman"
The focus of this genealogical record will be the descendants of Hugh
Riley, son of Miles. Hugh is the direct descendant of the Alabama
Riley's. Hugh was born in 1652. He married Margaret Plummer, daughter of Thomas Plummer of Ann Arundle County, Maryland. Hugh and Margaret settled in Calvert County, Maryland, which became Prince George's County. Records indicate six children. Hugh is on record on May 1, 1668 as owning land in the area of what is now Washington, D.C. There is reference to this land being near the Duddington Manor Plantation, a landmark of then Bowie, Maryland. At one time, Hugh owned 5365 acres of land in the Prince George's county area. One such tract named Hogyard, or sometimes referred to as Hopyard. This tract is located in what is now Washington, D.C. The tract, present day, is approximately five blocks east of the Capital of the United States. Hugh sold this tract to a London businessman. Shortly afterwards, Hugh's son, Eliphaz, repurchased the tract. I referred to Hugh as "gentleman" because that is what he listed as his occupation on the land list for Maryland settlers during 1701 to 1730. Previous to this, he listed himself as farmer. I guess when you have 5365 acres of land you can afford to become a "gentleman." Hugh died in 1738. Most of Hugh Sr.'s children settled in the Prince George's area. Eliphaz remained in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Soloman may have accompanied his nephews to North Carolina. Records are conflicting as to his history. It is thought that Soloman may have been a nickname for Samuel. The brothers have the same birth year. They could also have been twins. I find different death dates for each. Jane Lydia married Thomas Swearingen and settled in Berkley, VA. Her children would later go on to West Virginia. Eliphaz is the ancestor of the Alabama Riley's.
Hugh Riley Sr. b.1652/3- d.10-Dec.-1736
Hugh Riley Sr. was born in Prince Georges County, Maryland, formerly
known as Calvert County. Hugh married Margaret Plummer, and they
settled in Calvert County. Hugh Sr. also married twice more, to Mary
Moore-Faulkner then Rebecca Penson, however, this narrative is concerned with the children of Hugh Sr. and Margaret. Although old Maryland records show that Hugh Riley Sr., was a carpenter by trade, he also occupied himself as a planter (farmer) and as a land surveyor. And, over the years in his lifetime, he acquired the skills necessary and sufficient wealth to enable him to become a successful land speculator. Commencing about 1688 according to records available, he began to acquire numerous tracts of land by Patents or deeds. In Colonial times,
Maryland law required a person who bought or leased a tract of land to give it a name. Consequently, in every instance of a Patent or deed, one will find the name of the tract mentioned in the record. Some of the many tracts owned by Hugh Riley, just to name a few, were "Riley's Folly," "Ryley's Range," Labor," "Hogyard," "Poplar Thicket," "Green Spring," and etc. An index of the many land transactions entered into by him in the form of patents or indentures ~deeds) and selected extracts of those recorded documents can be found in Appendix D.
Mr. Donald Ray Barnes, a Certified Genealogist, wrote the following
passages about Hugh Riley, Sr., in his article entitled "Kugh Riley and
His Descendants" and printed in an issue of the Prince George's County
Genealogica~ Society Bulletin in 1979.3
According to depositions taken in 1716 and 1719 HUGH RILEY,
Planter, was born 1652/63, place unknown. In early deeds he is styled
carpenter and first appears in Anne Arundel County Court in 1676 when he received 335 Ibs of tobacco from the estate of Wm. Jones. Apparently Hugh lived in Calvert County.

bullet  Research Notes:

On 10 December 1722, Hugh Riley, Planter of Prince George's County, coveyed to William Chapline, his son-in-law, Planter of Prince George's County, part of a tract of land called "The Forrest" of 259 acres; containing


Aodh married Margaret Plummer [18729] [MRIN: 6509], daughter of Thomas Plummer [14991] and Unknown, in 1675 in , Calvert, Maryland, USA. (Margaret Plummer [18729] was born in 1655 and died in 1696 in , , , USA.)


Aodh next married Rebecca Penson [18666] [MRIN: 6484] in 1712 in Piscataway, Prince George's, Maryland, USA. (Rebecca Penson [18666] was born in 1682 and died in 1748 in , , , USA.)


Aodh next married Mary Moore [18667] [MRIN: 6485] in 1698 in , Prince George's, Maryland, USA. (Mary Moore [18667] was born in 1658 and died in 1711 in , , , USA.)


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