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Re: Athy - western Maryland, late 1700's
Posted by: Darlene Athey Hill (ID *****5222) Date: August 08, 2003 at 10:58:41
In Reply to: Athy - western Maryland, late 1700's by John B Roose of 535

I'm not sure which James Athey/Athy you are referring to. Can you provide additional information on James, such as his approximate date of birth and/or who he married? I have numerous James Atheys in my database.

I show Mary and Eleanor Lucille as being half-sisters. Mary (who married George Creel) was the daughter of Thomas and Judith (surname unknown) Athey. Eleanor Lucille was the daughter of Thomas and his second wife, Eleanor Queen.

Thomas Athy was born 14 Feb 1717 in Prince Georges, Maryland, the son of John and Margaret (Lewis) Athy. Thomas appears in Fairfax Co., VA courthouse records (18 July 1755 and 23 March 1758). He appears to have lived in Fairfax Co., VA at the same time he was registering the birth of his children at St. John's Parish Church, Prince George's Co., MD.

Thomas' father, John Athy, was the son of George and Ann Athy. John leased land near Piscataway Manor, Prince George's Co., from Luke Gardner in 1719. He was listed as a Taxable (1719).

John's father, George, is the man that many refer to as Captain George Athy. He came over from Ireland (transported to Maryland as a bond servant to Thomas Dent) in 1662. Lived at Nanjemy (now Nanjamoy), Charles Co., Maryland (6 Dec 1682). He was a tobacco planter. He sold a tract of land on Broad Creek to his church and helped build a new Protestant Episcopal Church in 1692. It appears that he is the progenitor of the Athy/Athey/Athon lines in America.

If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me at

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