Person:John Teas (11)

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  1. John TeasAbt 1700 - Abt 1750
  2. Joseph Teas1700 - 1755
m. Bef. 1728
  1. Martha TeasAbt 1728 - Bef 1749
  2. Thomas TeasAbt 1734 - 1821
  3. Daughter TeasAbt 1741 -
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Name John Teas
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1700 Letterkenny (ulster), Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1728 poss. Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniato Martha Steele
Death? Abt. 1750 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania



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Records of John Teas in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 68.--26th November, 1747. David Steel's appraisement by James Fulton, Charles Campbell and John Mitchell. Books. Cash due by Isaac Roads. Cash due Jno. Teas. Cash due executors of Thos. Steel, deceased. Cash due to Thos. Johnston. Recorded, 17th February, 1747-8.


Will of John Teas

  • John Teas Will page 433 of Lancaster, Pa. records.
In the name of God Amen! Ye 9th day of May 1750.
I John Teas of Hanover being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory,do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all and recommend my soul into ye hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to ye earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at ye discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner & form (N.B. she is to keep the child that is to be born -- one year) and first I give to my beloved wife the bay mare and side saddle over and above her 1 third part of all my estate, and secondly I give twenty pounds that lays in my hand that their gran(ie) left to Marey and Thomes and 3 one boockles to my son Thomas to be keeped for him (above his part) for him, and the other two parts to equally divided among my two children born and unborn and I ordain this to be my last will and testament, disannulling and revoking all others, and I appoint my well beloved wife Martha Teafs and James Harris and Richard McClure to be my Executors.
(Signed) John (X - His Mark) Teafs


In the presence of us these witness
John Harris, John Hunter
Note: German still at that time spelled the ss as "B".

Information on John Teas

http://www.teass.com/stories_family_heritage.htm

On close questioning, my father supported a Teass northern entrance into America by a Pennsylvania or perhaps the port of New Castle, Delaware. Only when researching in the right area was it relatively easy to find John Teas, with his son Thomas. John's will is on file in Pennsylvania. His signing location is Hanover Township Lancaster. The wills date is of 1740. Accordingly, the name Teass (or as it was spelled Teas) is on the well-established Scotch-Irish westward path. Family history recalls Thomas Teass, our ancestor, being issued marriage bonds in Augusta and marrying the German Katherine Ley. The Thomas documented trail through the valley of Virginia and into New London looks ever more likely to be Scottish and less likely English. It is of interest to know that Thomas lived a long and very adventurous life. (There is a 19th century book where his travel companion Crawford's trials are recorded). More evidence has come to support the Scotch-Irish Teass family background. A good one is the revolutionary record of a Nelson County, Virginia, Teas, expressly stating that he came from Ireland and he called out his families' original location as county Donegal of Ulster where present Teasses are still found.


Citations

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/e/a/Horace-Teass/index.html

Biography of John Teas

    John was Scotch-Irish from Ulster.  For many of the Scots in Ulster a change in the land rate (99 year rental) terms and dry spells sent them over into America in the period 1714 through 1719.  They entered by way of Philadelphia or nearby ports.  They passed through south east Pennsylvania into settled into central Pennsylvania, and then shortly moved southward into Maryland and Virginia.  John however did not get this far in that he died in Hanover Pennsylvania leaving his son Tom. There may have been two other comeover brothers, Robert and Moses, to continue the migration and personal struggle.
     Our forefathers  living code was physical courage, honesty, neighborliness, thrift and loyalty to the family.  Until late in my life I honestly thought there were universal goals of individual but it is not so and the readers should be so warned.
    There is Johan Teis arriving in America at Philadelphia, Pa 1740, from Palatine Germany, however John Teas  had a recording receive the indentured servant in 1738.  A Charles Donelly was assigned by George Karr to John Teas of Lancaster County on May 21st of 1746 as indentured servant for some 4 years.  He, Charles, came over on the snow (a type of ship-boat), HAPPY RETURN, from Ireland.  Teas was described as a Yeoman. John Teas shown as settlement 9 March 1738.  
    There is a 1740 record of a John Teas marring in Maryland, yet to be verified. 


     Towns that John might have entered America 1. Philadelphia 2. Ft. Beversrede, 3 Ft. Nassau (Gloucester), 4. Ft. Christina (Altena, Willington)  5. Ft. Casimir (Ft Trinity)  6. New Amstel(New Castle)

Lancaster was known as Hickory Town in the 17th century. My father H.A.Teass Sr. at one time said to me that the come overs consisted of three brothers and they landed up north (Penn or Md) in sea port having two Words He could never quite remember the name unfortunately. New Castle would be a very good candidate. Visiting Teass families in Ulster, it was common family remembrance the Teass went into Philadelphia and continue to do so up until the 1920. Further they recall parts of the Teass going into Canada, and New Zealand. However they could not recall any tradition of pre 19th Century Teass going to America.

   In Lancaster County Deed book p 75 their is listed a deed into John Teass from William Bertrum agent for land in 1736.
   John was a lowlanders and during the Reformation the Lowlanders became Presbyterian.                               
   There is a John Teas listed in Lancaster County in Coltrain Penn in 1780 census.  
    Richard Mcclure executor of the last will and Testament of John Teas, deceased.
                     INVENTORY - JOHN TEAS
    May 15 1750 an invoice of the good and chattels of john Teass Deceased.  
    To Clothing................................... 8--18-0
    To Servants boys time.........................10--00-0
    To Rorend Catele..............................15--05-0
    To Seep.......................................09--00-0
    to Liqr.......................................07--10-0
    To one young colt............................01--00-0
    to one year old colt.........................05--00-0
    To three horses...............................21--00-0
    to me McClure in a colt......................18--00-0
    to what belongs to gy th cleues...............05--03-0
    to one gun....................................01--o5-0
    To Linen and woolen years andwool.............02--02-0
    klto bedes and cloother.......................04--16-0
    klto junres...................................10--09-0
    to little wheel...............................00--09-0
    to the platation..............................90--00-0
    to still and vegels...........................28--00-0
    to fall and spring grain in ye ground.........10--00-0
    to small things...............................01--10-0
    to cash notes.................................80--00-0               debtWallace
                                                 John Harris

                    ADM ACCUT - JOHN TEAS
    The account of Richard McClure Executor of the last Will and Teatain of John Teas Deceased.
    Imprimis the said accountant charge them selves with all an d singular the goods and chattel, rights and duty of the  saiddorod come to the hands of those accountant according to an inventory the of accounting to   _______________________________________________323  7  0
    Also with and additional inventory and by advance in Labor amounting to _____________________________________________________________89 8 8
    Exhibited into the register office at Lancaster the 77th day of March 1759
                                       /s/ Richard Mcclure


The said accountant pray an allowance of the payment and disbursement to out of the Summary as follows Vis

     To cash paid John Stevenson & Receipt............2-10-0
     To  "   pd  the same as & .......................0- 5-6
     To  "   pd Goo: Grafay & ".......................1-10-0
     To  "   pd John Crawford & ".....................3-12-11
     To  "   pd Timloy McCluroay & "..................1-16-0
     To  :   pd Joseph Davis & "......................0- 5-0
     To  "   pd Androw Marrison & "...................5- 9-0
     To  "   pd Hugh Wilson & ".......................0- 7-5
     To  "   pd John Mcluroay & ".....................0-14-8
     To  "   pd Jauo Streauy & "......................1-15-10
     To  "   pd Hans Noishaw & "......................0-12-6
     To  "   pd Samual Hunter & ".....................4- 0-0
     To  "   pd William Blackburn ....................0-16-6
     To  Davis Johnson & Receipt .....................0- 5-0
     To  "  paid William Hainct ......................1-13-0
     To  "  paid Rob Thees............................1-13-0
     To  "  paid Tad Galbrath.........................0-12-6
     To  "  paid John Miller..........................0- 9-6
     To  "  paid David Black..........................0- 8-6
     To  "  paid Ja WKillson..........................0- 5-8
     To  "  paid John Steveson........................0-14-9
     To  "  paid Robert Curry.........................0- 8-5
     To  "  paid And. Miller..........................0- 7-6
     To  "  paid William Leats........................1- 7-2
     To  "  paid Ja. Harris for his troubles in the administration
                                                      3- 0-0
     To  "  paid attorney for advice..................1-19-9
     To  "  paid repairing this Accounting...........0-15-6
      Allow this Accounting for his troubles.........24- 0-0
                                              _______________
                                              &    59..13..11
      Allowed & Ballance in the Accounting hands
                to be distributed              &  357..1..9
                                               &  412..15 8


    Chester County created in 1682,  Lancaster in 1729,  York in 1749 from Lancaster, Delaware in 1789 from Lancaster(?)  Philadelphia in 1682, In Md Cecil created in 1614,  Delaware in 1703, and Hartford in 1773.  Note that the State of Delaware came out of Md.
    I have ordered the come over CD record #170.  2-18-99.  Further

there may be a John Teas (s) marriage record from Md on CD 224.



The John Tease who appears in the Augusta County records (?) must be a brother of Joseph Teas. The simple fact of the uncommon of the name is evidence. John Teas wife appears to have Martha Steele, daughter of David Steele. In 1756 Samuel Steele is one of those appointed to appraise Joseph Tease's estate, and in 1767/68 when the vestry processioned, the boundaries of property, Samuel Steele's name appears just below William Tease in the list of property owners