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Re: Jane Welborn or Mary Jane Sellers or both
Posted by: Marie Musgrave (ID *****0137) Date: March 03, 2003 at 09:09:17
In Reply to: Re: Jane Welborn or Mary Jane Sellers or both by William Laubert of 967

Here is what I have on William Spurgin.

William Spurgin b. circa 1700 in England died before 1750 in VA. Arrived in the prison ship "Margaret", from England in 1719.
From Debrett's "The Spurgeon Family of London". Sessions Roll MJ/SR/2324.
Frances Johnson of Clew galefields in Hamlet of Wapping Stepney spinster, and Christian Ruby wife of Joseph Ruby there upon condition that they do severally appear at the next General Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery to be holden for the said counmty to prosecute the same with effect and give evidence against William Spurgin for feloniously stealing from Joseph Ruby several pieces of linen., and not depart the court Feb. 1718.
James Spurgeon late of St. Mary Matfallon alias whiteachapel Co. Middx. labourer, on 6 Feb. 5George I (1718)at 4 at night burgled the house of Mary Fletcher spinster and stole cloth coats worh 52s. shag breeches worth 6s, one camel coat worth 2s. one camel waistcoat worth ls, one fustian frock worth 2s, one fustian waistcoat worth 6s, five druggwett coats worth 10s, belonging to Mary Fletcher.
William Spurgin of the parish of Stepney Co. Middx. labourer on 14 Jan. 5 George I (1718) stole one flaxen sheet worth 4s, one holland sheet worth 2s, one flaxen shirt worth 12d, one holland smock worth 3s, 6d, two linen daprons worht 2s, one silk handkerchief worth 6d one holland pillow cover worth 12d, belonging to Joseph Ruby. Mary Styles spinster late of the said parish received these stolen goods sometyime after 14 January.
List of prisoners at Newgate 25 Feb. 1718 includes;
William Spurgin held by B. Johnson Esq. on oath on suspicion of stealing several goods from Christian Ruby and Rachael Man.
James Spurgin held by J. Tillard Esq. for burglariously breaking into May Fletcher's house and stealing goods worth 50s. Ref. "English Convicts in Colonial America", James Spurgeon and William Spurgeon, sentenced Feb. transported May 1719 on the ship Margaret, both sold to Richard Snowden of Maryland in Aug 1719.
Ref. "Emigrants in Bondate" on the ship Elizabeth from Newgate was John Spurgins, received on board 11 May 1728.
Ref. "bonded Passengers to America" Ann Spurgeon. landing certificate, from the ship "Margaret"; sold in Maryland to Rosaan Lees, Sept. 1719

William Spurgeon wed Mary and had three children, William, Samuel and John. Forty years later after living in Va. the three brothers, their wives and their widowed mother Mary moved south to Rowan Co., NC about 1759
Antietam Bottom was the name of a 300 acre tract just upriver from the Antietam Creek where it enters the Potomac River. James and William Spurgin, the imigrants, owned parcels in this area. Here is a deed: Frederick Co. MD land Records, Vol F, p. 504-505. William Spirgon (later Col) farmer of Frederick Co. Md to Thomas Swearingen, gentleman of Frederick Co, 19dMay 1758 in consideration of sixty pounds, Spirgon's Lott, being part of a tract called Antietam bottom, being on the Potomac, and beginning at the southwest corner of a tract of land called Shepherd's Purchase and containing fifty acres. Witnesses, Jos. Smith and Moses Chapline, Jenet Spirgon (Mary Jane Sellers) wife of said William released her right of dower; and Mary Spirgon, mother of said William , having a lawful right to the said land, gave her consent as well. An alienation fine of two shillings was paid by Thomas Swearings.

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