between 1730 and 1738
looking for information for william marquis and brother james who left france during the revolution and went to england and change the spelling of thier name to marquee. Then they stowed away on a ship for the u . s . and when they arrived they change the spelling of the name to markee . I am hoping to trace back futher. But as of now I have no dates .
Date of death from tombstone, Hardy County, WV.
Last Will and Testament, Hampshire County, West Virginia (source: 5 Tyler's Quarterly Magazine, p. 251 (April 1924), dated 12 Apr 1805, proved 12 Dec 1806: "It has pleased God to grant my children a competency" Daughter Anne Seymour to have my wearing apparel, bed and furniture & silver table spoons. All the rest of my estate I give to my grandchildren, the sons and daughters of my son John, to be equally divided between them, excepting my silver teaspoons, which I give to my granddaughter Ann Sibley. Sons Isaac and Jacob VanMeter and Abel Seymour executors.