We’ve already provided evidence of the location of Dr. Edward Maddock (d. 1694) in Nanjemoy, Maryland, in the mid- to late-1600s. He practised medicine in Charles County and owned numerous tracts of land along the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, and in Stafford County, Virginia, and he served as a Justice of Peace in Stafford County in the early 1690s.
It has been difficult to determine the relationship between the Edward Maddocks called “doctor,” “apothecary,” or “physician” in Charles County records, and another Edward Maddocks who is described only as “mister” in the same county. But it seemed likely, based on their common name and common location, that they were immediately related.
Now we have good circumstantial evidence to demonstrate that Dr. Edward was the father of Mr. Edward. Most importantly, pages 165-166 of Liber D of the Charles County Court Proceedings, 1668-1670, shows that Edward Maddock sued Samuell Price for 240 pounds of tobacco for physicians services that Edward provided. That the younger Edward Maddock was practising medicine in Charles County, just like the elder Dr. Edward Maddock around the same time, supports an immediate relationship.
We also clearly know that the elder Dr. Edward Maddock and the younger Mr. Edward Maddock are not the same person, since Dr. Maddock left Charles County for Stafford County, Virginia, a decade or so earlier: the elder Dr. Maddock is described as “late of Charles County” on Page 374 of Liber B, No. 3, Provincial Court Proceedings, 1657-1658. The elder Dr. Edward Maddock did return to Charles County in the 1670s, though, and lived on Cheshires, part of Poynton Manor, with his wife Margery (Stone) Maddox, but sold that land to Richard Fowke and departed again by 1684.
The younger Edward was born circa 1645/6, since he claimed to the court that he was “22 or 23” years old in 1668 and claimed that he was 26 in 1670 (Charles County Court Proceedings, 1668-1670, Liber D, p. 133 and pp. 165-166). He married Henry Frankcum’s widow Annah/Amey Frankcum on or after 1668 (I&A 5.285). His cattle mark was “the left eare cropt the right ear hole with a nick in the under part of the same” (Charles County Court Proceedings, Liber E, 10 September 1672). He died between 1685 and 1690, based on a petition by his stepson Henry Frankcum, Jr. for land held by Edward Maddock, “dec’d” (Charles County Land Records, Volume III Liber Q, Page 10 – dated 10 June 1690).
It is possible that Amey/Annah Maddock is the same Amey Maddock whom Dr. Edward Maddock chastised in his 1694 will for marrying without consent. She would have been single again after the younger Edward’s death in circa 1690. A circa-1899 history of Stafford County’s Overwharton Parish claims Dr. Maddox willed the entirety of his estate – 450-500 acres with a home along the Passapantanzy Creek in Stafford County – to the parish in 1694. Importantly, in this account Dr. Edward Maddox was apparently punishing his only heir, Amey Maddox, by not willing anything to her. She had married a man without Edward’s consent.
Richard Fowke seems to be the common link between the elder Dr. Edward Maddock, the younger Mr. Edward Maddox, and Annah/Amey (Frankcum) Maddox. Richard Fowke purchased two plots of land from the elder Dr. Edward Maddock in 1672 and 1684, and witnessed the administration of a gift of one mare from the younger Edward Maddock to the newly widowed Annah/Amey Frankcum in March 1668/9 (Charles County Court & Land Records Vol II, p. 26; Charles County Court & Land Records Vol II, p. 82; Charles County Court Proceedings Liber D, p. 55). Since Richard Fowke and Zachary Wade both witnessed the administration of the mare, and since Fowke’s and Wade’s lands adjoined at Lyon’s Hole (Charles Court Court & Land Records Vol II, p. 26), it is possible that their role as witnesses was based on geography – perhaps the younger Edward Maddock was living near Lyon’s Hole, which also once belonged to the elder Dr. Edward Maddock.