Mary KEY[1]

Female 1694 - 1751  (56 years)


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  • Name Mary KEY 
    Born 12 Jan 1694  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1751 
    Person ID I3302  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Richard KEY, Sr.,   b. 1675, St. Paul's Covent Garden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary CARTWRIGHT,   b. Abt 1665,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1695 
    Family ID F1614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matthias (Mathias) "Mathew" CHITWOOD, Sr.,   b. 1681, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1755, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1711  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard CHITWOOD, Sr.,   b. 1722, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Capt James CHITWOOD, Sr.,   b. 12 Aug 1720, Northumberland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1780, Possibly Rutherford Co. N.C. Kings Mountain, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Eliner (Elizabeth) CHITWOOD,   b. 12 Aug 1712, Northumberland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Matthias CHITWOOD,   b. 1714, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775  (Age 61 years)
     5. William CHITWOOD,   b. 1716, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787  (Age 71 years)
     6. John CHITWOOD,   b. 1718, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1798  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F1568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The facts concerning Mary Key, the wife of Matthias Chitwood, Sr., are sometimes confusing but have been verified from multiple sources. She was apparently born before or soon after her parents' marriage in 1695. While her place of birth is said to be Northumberland County, Virginia, at least two of her younger brothers were supposed to have been born in England. It is certain that her father, Richard Key, Sr., was born in England where he is buried in St. Paul's Covent Garden. It seems possible Mary was also born in England.
      More is known about the ancestors of Richard Key, Sr. His father was John Key, born on January 23, 1623, in Wilcombe, Oxfordshire, England; he died in 1695. He married Mary Lenman on May 2, 1645.
      John Key's parents were Richard Key, born February 19, 1575, in Widell, Lancashire, England, and Elizabeth Cowper. His father was Thomas Keye (note different spelling), born in 1540 in Widell, Lancashire, England; died about 1575. He married Mary Flower. As an interesting side note, Thomas had an uncle (also named Thomas) whose wife, Mary Grey-Keye, was sister to Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England.
      Thomas Keye's father was Roger Keye, born 1496 in Shepelbothan, Lancashire, England, who married Elizabeth Hurst on September 11, 1539. Roger Keye's father was John Keye, born 1471 in Littlewood, Lancashire, England, who married Margaret Nadem about 1495. He died in 1571.
      The earliest direct ancestor who can be verified is Nicholas Keye, the father of John Keye. He was born in 1420 in Woodsome, Lancashire, England. I have been unable to find the name of his wife or the date of his death.

      Mary's brother Philip Key was the Great Grandfather of Francis Scott Keye the author of the Star Spangled Banner.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.