215. Azariah5 Purnell (Matthew4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born about 1760. Azariah died before October 28, 1800 in Worcester Co., MD. Administrative bonds by Mary Purnell, widow, John Davis Mills and John Richards. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Wills JBR, f.181, p. 11)
Mary was born in Conventry Parish, Somerset Co., MD March 10, 1768. Date of birth as recorded in the back of John Drummond Marshall's prayer book. (copy at Maryland Historical Society); date from Parish records is 1767 (F. Edward Wright, MD Eastern Shore Vital Statistics Vol. 3, p. 88) Mary was the daughter of Thomas Marshall and Esther Marshall**. Thomas Marshall** d. 1786 Somerset named Mary Marshall in his will as his granddaughter, "daughter of Thomas." Mary's father was Thomas Marshall son of Esme, from the Northampton family. Her mother, Esther, was daughter of Thomas d. 1786 Somerset, of the Bayside/Somerset family. (More information on the Bayside family can be found at the Miles Files at the Ghote; the Northampton family also at the Ghote as a family journal.) Assariah Purnell took the Oath of Allegiance in Worcester County in 1778 in Buckingham Hundred before the Hon. Thomas Purnell. (Henry C. Peden, Jr., Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Cos. MD, Willow Bend, Westminster, MD, 1999, p. 237)
Azariah Purnell and Mary Marshall had the following children:
+ 501 i. Mary "Polly"6 Purnell.
503 iii. John Purnell was born January 26, 1789. Dates of birth and death recorded in the back of John Drummond Marshall's prayer book. (copy at Maryland Historical Society) John died October 12, 1789.
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