Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Nicholls

Male 1720 - Aft 1775  (> 56 years)


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  • Name John Nicholls 
    Born 21 Jan 1719/20  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1775  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044749  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 

    Father Thomas Nicholls,   b. 1686, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Mother Anne Davis,   b. Abt 1701, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1717  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      GARRETT, JOHN, SR., Frederick Co. 21 Sept. 1775; 15 May 1776
      To eldest son John Garrett, tract Part of "Brothers Good Will," containing 200 acres on his paying 200 to Peter Cayne it being the last payment due on said land.
      To son Bartin Garrett, 243 acres of Maryland Tract" to take part of the Lott #14 and Negro man Lam, live stock, bed, bedding, pot, lumber, an tract "Brothers Good Will."
      To youngest son Allen Garrett, 400 acres on said "Maryland Tract" part of lot #14 part of #22, also tract "Pains Delight".
      To dau, Elizabeth Garrett, Negro wench Sarah, stock and furniture.
      To dau. Cassania. Garrett, Negro girl Nan, stock, furniture and other at "Pains Delight."
      All my crop of tobacco equally between aforesaid four children also wearing apparel.
      To son John Garrett's children, 10 each.
      To son Middleton Garrett's children, 10 each.
      To son-In-law Sam'l Pratters children 10 each.
      To son Nathan Garrett's son Nathan Odell Garrett 10,
      To son-In-law Thos. Odell's son Nathan Garrett Odell 10,
      To son Middleton Garrett, stock.
      If any of my children die share equally among the survivors,
      If any grandchildren die their share equally among -the others.
      To son Edward Garrett, Ex., Negro man Colly, stock, and residue he to pay legacies to grandchildren.
      WiIt: Barten Philpott; John Nicholls; Flayel Payne 41.179
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 36.
      At the request of John Nicholls Jr, his mark of cattle and hogs was recorded Jun 16, 1739.
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      1743-1746 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      Page 282. Bond, recorded at the request of the Justices of PG. We, Thomas Nicholls and John Nicholls of PG, Carpenters, give bond to the Proprietary of Maryland in the sum of 70 , this Apr 2, 1745. Whereas the Justices of PG Court have advanced unto the afd Thomas Nicholls, 35 , to be levied in the next County Levy, in consideration that he keeps the Eastern Branch Bridge of Potomack River in good repair until
      Nov Court 1752, now if sd Thomas Nicholls keeps sd Bridge in good repair as afd, without any further charge to the inhabitants of PG more than 35 , then the above bond to be void. Signed - Thos (2 his mark) Nicholls, John Nicholls Jr.
      Wit - Thos Langdon. Recorded Apr 2, 1745. (Vide Court's Agreement Liber DD folio 121
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      1750-1790 Inhabitants of Frederick Co MD Vol 1-Shaffer

      Joseph Johnston, farmer of Frederick Co., Peter Bonnet, farmer of Frederick Co., Joseph Mounts, farmer of Frederick Co., John Nicholls, farmer of Frederick Co., and Andrew House, farmer of Frederick Co. to appear in March Court 1751 to answer to the complaint of Rachel Sprigg, Ex. of Osburn Sprigg, deceased.

      RENT DUE ON LAND IN FREDRICK COUNTY, 1768- 1769
      John Nicholls Junr., gone to VA
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Hampshire Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      BRYAN BRUIN, assignee of Ralph Humphries, assignee (in 1778) of Alexr White, execr of Capt John Greenfield, assignee (in 1763) of John Nicholas, Senr of Maryland; 2 May 1761 - 4 June 1761; 110 a. on N. br. of Poto ca. 11/2 miles below the Newstore tract opposite an Island. Pilot - John Nicholas. CC - John Lockhart & John Nicholas, Junr. Surv. John Moffett.
      Signatures on assignments: 1763 - James Livingston & Angus McDonald. 1778 - Thomas Wood.
      2 Feb. 1776 - Bruin sold 2 tracts - 300 a. on New Crk. The other was on North Br. Poto near Fort Cumberland known as Fullen's bottom bought of Alexander White & Angus McDonald, execs of John Greenfield, decd. Wit: Henry Peyton, Junr, Edward Keran, Robert Russell, William Clancy. 6 Feb. 1776 - Proved in Frederick Co. Court. James Keith, Clerk (?).
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Hampshire Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      JOHN NICHOLAS of Maryland, assignee of George (X) Williams for whom survd 2 May 1761 -4 June 1761; 150 a. on N fork Plum Run dr of Pattersons Crk, Nobly Mts. CC-John Lockhart & John Nicholas, Junr. Surv. Jno Moffett.
      4 June 1761-Assignment- wit: James (??) Livingston & Hannah Nicholas.
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      1761-1763 Frederick County MD Land Records
      290-291. John Nicholls,joiner, recorded 26 Jan. 1763, made same day between Christian Kemp ofFC, for 5
      pcm, sells Resurvey on Dispatch and Kemps Delight, M&B given for 9 acres. Signed in G.S. Christian
      Kampf, before John Darnall. Receipt. Ack. Elizabeth wife ofthe said Christian Kemp released dower. AF &
      duty paid
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      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records
      1377-1379. John Nicholls Junr. recorded 11 July 1767, made 18 June between George Fraser
      Hawkins surviving executor ofJohn Stone Hawkins, deceased, by his last will 25 Nov. 1760, did direct
      his executors to sell tract Grandfather's Gift, containing in whole 305 acres, now for 37.. 10 he sells
      part, M&B given fur 50 acres. Signed Geo Fraser Hawkins before Wm Luckett, Jas Smith. Receipt.
      Ack. AF paid.
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      1767-1770 Frederick County MD Land Records
      561-562. John Nicholls recorded 17 Nov. 1768, made 14 Oct. between Frederick Croft, for 40 sells tract called Grandfather's Gift, part oftract conveyed by George Frazer Hawkins as above, containing 50 acres. Signed in G.S., Frederick Krafft, before Sarnl Beall Jun., Joseph Smith. Receipt. Ack., and Catharine wife ofFrederick Craft released dower. AF paid.

      === Research Notes by Lee Philpott

      John Garrett to John Nicholls-Sep 1775
      part of Lot #22 of the Resurvey of Merryland, 50-1/2 acre
      Frederick County Court (Land Records)
      BD 2, 1775-1777
      MSA CE 108-19
      pp. 108-110

      At the request of John Nicholls the following Deed was Recorded October the 2d 1775 to wit, This Indenture made this twenty second Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five Between John Garrett of Frederick County and Province of Maryland farmer of the one part and John Nichols of the same place farmer of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Garrett for and in consideration of the sum of sixty one pounds to him in hand paid by the said John Nicholls . . . part of Lott Number Twenty two being part of a Tract or parcel of Land scituate lying and being in Frederick County and Province of Maryland aforesaid called and known by the name of the Resurvey on Merryland Beginning at the end of sixty eight perches on the seventh Course of said Resurvey on Merryland and running thence by and with the out lines thereof the two following Courses South fifty nine Degrees West seventy two perches South eighty Degrees West forty perches then North one hundred and eleven perches to the end of forty two perches on the tenth Course of said Resurvey on Merryland then by and with said tenth Course North sixty six Degrees East thirty eight perches then by a straight line to the beginning containing fifty Acres and one half Acre of Land more of less . . .

      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us John (his Mark) Garrett (Seal)
      Bar'w Booth-Jacob Young

      [no release of dower]

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