Edward Teage
Tegg or Teague (ca 1660 (?) - 1697)
of Cecil County, Maryland

We consider Edward Teague to be the first known identifiable ancestor of a great majority of the Southern and Mid-Western Teague families, based on the records and published herewith.

The spelling of the name Teague as well as other names in the early days of this country varied considerably from time to time and place to place as such spelling was based on the pronunciation and the possible guess of the recorder of these documents. In some instances the person knew the correct spelling of the name, but as the educational level of the early settlers was considerably limited because of an almost non-existent schooling available; many of the settlers were not able to read or write.

Edward Tegg’s name was transcribed in the records in 1675 as Teage, in 1695 as Tegg, and was corrected by his son William Teague in 1714, even though William was unable to sign his own name, but it is evident he knew how to spell it.

The earliest known record we have located on Edward Teague is contained in theHall of Records in Annapolis, Md. in the "Index to Early Settlers" (1630-1680). Volume 2. This reads as follows:

June 8, 1675

"‘Eodem Die (this day) Thomas Jones proved his right to two hundred and fifty acres of land for transporting himself, Edward Teage, John Edmonds,Sr., Rebecca Edmonds, John Edmonds, Jr. into this Province to inhabit".

The question, where did Edward Teague come from? Was he transported direct from England, or was he brought into Maryland from the Eastern Shore of Virginia where some earlier Teagues had settled? The record doesn’t say but in checking on Thomas Jones, the person who transported him into Maryland we find he, (Thomas Jones), was a mariner from Bristol, England, a trader and sheriff of Somerset County, Md. In 1672 he was given exclusive rights to trade with the Indians in St. Mary’s County, Md.

We believe Edward was 15 when transported into Maryland; that his year of birth was in the neighborhood of 1660. As to the names of his parents, the Association hasn’t let up on the research. We have several good leads, but nothing definite that we can prove by the records.

The second record on Edward Tegg (as was spelled in these documents) relates to a Warrant Patent of 300 acres of land in Cecil County, Md., as laid out in two tracts by Thomas Coursey, Deputy Surveyor, - one for 130 acres dated August 25, 1695, and the other for 160 acres dated August 26, 1695. These were recorded in the Land Office in Annapolis, Md. Ten.

The above is an excerpt from the Teague Family Magazine originally published in the 1970s.

He was born in 1659. He died on 3 Sep 1697 MD. 1998 Bob Ballard

Edward Teague 1655-1696 was from Bristol England and paid passage to America on the ship Thomas Jones in 1675. He settled in Cecil County Md where he bought 290 acres of land naming it Teagues Delight. His son William Teague 1693-1762 sold his fathers land in 1714 at age 21. He migrated to Frederick Co VA in 1737 and later to North Carolina in 1751 Ref is internet Kipp Teagues family Genealogy--US GENWEB FOR NORTH CAROLINA--BUNCOMBE CO. check out this site for more info on this family. Could not find a marriage for these guys. I think that they also lived in New Castle Co DE May have married over there.


Some of Edwards decendants

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