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Another factor in establishing a link between Dr. Edward Maddox and Cornelius Maddox is establishing a common geographic location for the two of them.  We now have an estate record showing that Edward Maddox was living in Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland, around the time that Cornelius arrived in Charles County in 1680.  Cornelius would go on to purchase two tracts in Nanjemoy (Tatshall and Nuthall) around 1684.  A second record shows that Edward had a business relationship with John Reddick/Reddich, the man who paid for Cornelius’ transport into Maryland in 1680.  At a time when fewer than a hundred people lived in Nanjemoy, it would be highly unlikely for the two men not to have been related.  Here are the two records:

Charles County Circuit Court Liber L, Page 140
19 Feb 1684; Indenture from Edward Maddock of Stafford County, Virginia, surgeon, and Margery Maddock his wife, to Gerard Fowke, Gent.; for 440 acres of land in Stafford County, a tract in Avon/Nangemy of 500 acres where Edward and Margery Maddock lately dwelled; willed by Capt. Wm. Stone to Mathew Stone; from Mathew to Margery [his wife); /s/ Edw. Maddock, Margery Maddock; wit. Ralph Elkins, Wm. Dent.

Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 132
5 Sep 1678; Indenture from Edward Maddock, apothecary, to John Reddick; for 30,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called Doges Neck; on the south side of the Piscataway River to the mouth of Chingamuxon Creek; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Edward Maddock; wit. Rando. Brandt, Geo. Godfrey; acknowledged by Margery wife of Edward Maddock.