Benjamin Chew: Birth: 12 APR 1671 in Herring Creek, Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Death: 3 MAR 1699/00 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
Note: Some genealogies list her as being born in Virginia She was a prominent member of the Society of Friends, and their monthly meetings were long held at her house on Herring Bay. She had 9 children 1. Many of the kinsmen of Thomas Ayers, doubtless, came to Virginia. In Lower Norfolk County records we learn that "John Custis married the relict of Robert Eyres, dec'd" (1652, Feb. 16), and that "Sam. Chew, of Herrington, in Maryland, Esq.," married Anne, "daughter and sole heir of William Ayres, late of Nancemond" (12 Sept., 1672). ---------- ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY RECORDS 207 2. On 27 Aug. 1658 the 600 acres surveyed on 29 Oct. 1651 was granted to "Ann the Daughter and Heire of the said Will. AYRES and now wife to Samuel CHEW." (Patents Q:99-100)
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