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

John Estep

Male Abt 1720 - 1766  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name John Estep 
    Born Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 May 1766  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001728  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father John Estep,   b. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years) 
    Mother Priscilla MNU Estep,   b. Abt 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Jul 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Brooke,   b. 10 Apr 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1761  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Estep,   b. 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     2. Lucy Brooke Estep,   b. 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Catherine Estep,   b. Bef 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F01062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      ESTEP, JOHN, Charles Co. 16 Mar, 1764;1 May, 1766
      To wife Lucy all that tract whereon I now live during the term of lease I hold, as also my water mill and after her death to my dau, Lucy Brooke but if my dau. should die without heirs then to nephew John Estep. Also 1/2 personal estate to wife,
      To dau. Lucy Brooke other half of personal estate, if dau, should die without heirs then estate to go to nephews, Richard Estep, John and Alexander and niece Priscilla Biggs, If wife dies before my dau. comes of age then dau, to come under the care of her Uncle Doctor Richard Brooke.
      Wife, extx.
      Wit: Catherine Anderson, Richard Brandt.34, 131
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      John Estep 105.124 CH £755.6.6 May 28 1766 Aug 27 1770
      Appraisers: John Adams, John Moran.
      Creditors: James Forbes, Richard Brooke.
      Next of kin: Mary Biggs, Philemon Estep.
      Executrix: Lucy Estep.
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      MORRIS, Elizabeth,, Charles Co. 1 Dec, 1747; 7 Oct, 1749
      To grandson Abraham Johns, the two plantations I hold on his Lordships Mannour of Calverton, viz. that whereon I dwell and that. whereon Josias Cuttance formerly dwelt. called by the name of "one third." If he should die then the two plantations to my grandson Thomas Johns,
      To grandson Abraham Johns house and lott in Benedict Town wherein my late husband Randolph Morris kept store; also 3 Negro men, Bobb, Cesar and Sam, and Negro woman Judith; also cattle and furniture.
      To grandson Thomas Johns, Negro boy Daniel but If he should die then to grandson Joseph Johns.
      To grand dau. Elizabeth Johns, Negro girl Lucy and If she died without Issue then to grand dau. Margaret Johns.
      To grand dau. Rachel Bowie, Negro girl Moll but if she died without issue then to grand dau, Margaret Bowie.
      To grand dau. Anne Parran, mulatto woman, Primer and her 3 child.: Susanna, Joseph and Benjamin; also Negro man Charles which she has now In possession.
      To grand dau, Elizabeth Parran, Negro man Harry. Remainder of estate to my son in law Richard Johns's children.
      Richard Johns, ex.
      Wit: John Estep, Jno. Wheatly, Lemon John Bannester. 27.101
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      Thomas Hunt 67.213 CH £343.5.8 May 15 1759
      Appraisers: John Estep, Henry Lyon.
      Creditors: George Maxwell, James Forbes.
      Executrix.: Elisabeth Hunt.
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      SMITH, ELIAS, Charles Co.12 Sep 1749; 9 June 1750
      To son William Smith, tract in Charles County, near Benedict Manner and called "Stony Hills," 99 A. If he dies without heirs then to son Richard and If he should die without heirs then to his brother James*
      To wife Violato Smith, lott and houses in Benedict Town, and after her decease to be sold and money divided among 4 sons: Richard Smithe, James., Middleton and Elias.
      Wife Violato Smith, extx,
      Wit: John Estep, Henry Lyon, Joseph Shuttleworth, 27, 316,
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 24.
      At the request of John Wheatly & John Estep, the following deed was recorded on Mar 16, 1744[/5].
      Jan 9, 1744[/5] from William Middleton, merchant, of CC, to John Wheatly & John Estep of CC, for 3 £and for divers other causes, all of Middleton's title to lot #3 in Benidict Leonard Town on the west side of Patuxent River in CC.
      Signed - Wm Middleton. Wit - Allen Davies, Young Parran.
      Eliza., the wife of William Middleton, released her dower.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 162.
      At the request of John Wheatly, the following deed was recorded on Jul 3, 1747.
      Jan 19, 1745[/7] from John Estep of CC, Gent, to John Wheatly, merchant, of CC, for 3 £and for divers other good causes, lot #3 in Benedict Leonard Town on the west side of Patuxent River. Signed - John Estep. Wit - Allen Davies, Will Middleton.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 111.
      Richard Estep, decd - Inventory. Sep 5, 1792. Negroes: Jacob, Hanar, Mary Little, Anney. 2 Negro boys. Total amount: 300.19.2.
      Signed - William M Wilkinson, John Adams.
      Kin; Philemon Estep, John Estep.
      Creditors: John Forbes.
      CC, Sep 14, 1792. Then came Margaret Estep, Administrator of Richard Estep, late of CC, decd, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1749-1756
      Volume 701, Page 54

      This Indenture Tripartite made this twenty Second day of March in the Year of our
      Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and forty nine Between Kenelm Trueman Greenfield of Saint Marys County in the Province of Maryland Gentleman of the first part John Estep of Charles County in the Province afsd Planter of the Second part and Robert Swann of Ann Arundel County Merchant of third part Witnesseth that for & in Consideration of the Sum of five Pounds Current Money to the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield in hand paid by the said will John Estep at or before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof he the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth hereby release Acquit and Discharge the said John Estep his Heirs Executors and Adm.rs and for and in Consideration of the Sum of five Pounds Current Money by the said Robert Swann to the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield in hand paid before the Sealing hereof the receipt of which is also hereby Acknowledged and for the Docking Barring and Extinguishing all Estates Tail and all Reversions and Remainders thereon expectant or depending of and in the Lands Tenements and Hereditaments herein after mentioned he the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Released and Confirmed and by these Presents Doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien Release and Confirm unto the said Robert Swann (in the Actual Possession of the Lands Tenem.ts and Hereditaments herein after mentioned now being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield for five Shillings Consideration by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these Presents for the Term of one whole Year commencing from the day
      the day of the date thereof and by Force of the Statute for Transferring Uses into Possession and to his Heirs all those Tracts or Parcels of Plantable Land all Situate lying and being in Saint Marys County afsd following to wit Trent Neck containing Six hundred Acres of Land more or less The Wedge containing Seventy five Acres of Land more or less The Refuse containing one hundred and forty Acres of Land more or less Backland containing one hundred & Seventy five Acres of Land more or less, Suenton containing one hundred Acres of Land more or less and the Inclosure containing one hundred and ten Acres of Land more or less all which Several Tracts of Land were reduced into one entire Tract by Patent of Confirmation heretofore granted unto Thomas Trueman Greenfield late of Saint Marys County afsd bearing date the Tenth day of September in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and sixteen and called Trent Neck containing two Thousand three hundred fifty and four Acres of Land more or less lying and being in Saint Marys County afsd with the Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits of the said Lands Tenements & Premisses with their and every of their Appurtenances and all the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust Property Possession Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in
      Equity of him the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield of in or to the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premisses or any part of them and all Deeds Writings and Evidences concerning the said Premisses or any part of them To have and to hold all and singular the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments & Premisses hereby Granted and Released ^or mentioned or intended to be Granted and released^ with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said John Estep his Heirs and Assigns to and for the Use and behoof of him the said Robert Swann his Heirs and Assigns forever to the Intent and Purpose that he the said Robert Swann may be perfect Tenant of the Freehold of the said Premisses that a Common Recovery May be had and suffered against him in such manner as is herein after mentioned And for that Purpose it is Covenanted & agreed by and between all the said parties to these Presents that before the end of next April Term or some other ensuing Term at the Costs and Charges of the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield one or more Writ or Writs of Entry Sur Disseisin en le post shall and may be brought commenced and Prosecuted out of his Lordships High Court of Chancery returnable and to be returned before his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court at Annapolis in the Name of the said John Estep as Plaintiff a Demandant against the said Robert Swann as Tenant whereby the said John Estep shall demand against the said Robert Swann the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premisses herein before granted & released or mentioned or intended so to be with their and every of their Appurtenances by such Apt and Convenient Names and Discriptions as shall be thought proper to ascertain the same to which Writ the said Robert Swann shall appear Gratis in his own proper Person or by his Attorney or Attorneys lawfully Authorized and Shall Vouch to Warrant the same Premisses the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield who shall appear Gratis in his own proper Person or by his Attorney or Attorneys lawfully Authorized and enter into the said Warranty & Vouch over to warrant the same Premisses the Common Vouchee of the same Court who shall there upon appear center into the said Warranty and after Imparlance make default and depart in Contempt of the Court so that one or more common Recovery or Recoverys shall and may be had and Suffered of the said Premisses with proper Judgments to be thereupon given and Executions Awarded according to the Course of Common Recoverys for Assurance of Lands and Tenements in like Cases used and Accustomed And it is hereby Declared and Agreed by and between all the said parties to these Presents that from and after the suffering and perfecting the said Recovery or Recoverys as well these Presents and the Assurance hereby made as also the Common Recovery or Recoverys so as afd or in any other manner or at any other time or times had or Suffered or to be had or Suffered by or between the said parties to these Presents or any of them their or any of their Heirs and all and every other common Recovery or Recoverys Fines Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever already had made levyed Suffered or Executed or hereafter to be had made levyed suffered or Executed of the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Premisses or any part thereof by or between the said parties to these
      Presents or any of them or whereunto they or any of them shall be parties or Privies shall be and enure and shall be Adjudged deemed Construed and taken and are and were meant and intended and are hereby Declared to be and enure and the Recoveror and Recoverors in the said Recovery or Recoverys named or to be named and his and their Heirs shall stand and be Seised of the said Lands Tenements Hereditaments & Premisses and every part thereof to and for the only proper Use and behoof of the said Kenelm Trueman Greenfield and of his Heirs and Assigns for ever and to and for no other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and
      Seals the day and Year first above Written
      Sealed & Delivered K T Greenfield Seal
      in the Presence of John Estep Seal
      Geo Dent
      J Chase Rob.t Swan Seal
      At the foot of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed Viz.t
      Received the Day and Year first within mentioned John Estep of and from the within NamedCurrency
      Robert Swann the Several Sums of five Pounds Current Money in full for the Consideration£10 0 0
      Money within mentioned to be by them paid to me
      Witnesses R T Greenfield
      Geo Dent

      March 22 1749 Then came before me the Subscriber one of his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court
      14 1/2 of Maryland all the within parties to this Deed who Severally Acknowledged the same as their Act and Deed
      for the Uses & Purposes therein mentioned according to Law before me Geo Dent
      Recorded April 24.th 1759
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      Calendar of Maryland State Papers No: The Black Books
      By The State Of Maryland [10 Sept 1750]
      All Faith's Parish, St. Mary's County. Nomination of inspectors.
      As inspectors for the several warehouses on Patuxent River the vestrymen have nominated the following men: for the warehouse at Ben[e]d[ic]t town, John Estep, Henry Lyon, Capt. Thomas Greenfield, Samuel Sothoron; for the warehouse at Edward Cole's, Samuel Abell of Samuel, Thomas Forrest, John Abell, Charles King; For the warehouse at Town Creek, Cuthbert Abell, Philip Clarke Jr., Nathaniel Hickman, Samuel Jenifer.
      D.S 1p. 29.5cm x 24.2cm
      Signatures: John Urquhart (rector), Philip Clarke, James Keech, Samuel Abell, George Slater, Thomas Reeder, John Abell, Samuel Sothoron.
      note the first two among those nominated for Benedict town served last year as did also the first two nominated for the warehouse at Edward Cole's; Philip Clarke and Samuel Jenifer served at Town Creek.
      On verse: old inspectors; Jenifer refuses; commission to Hickman; Lyon refuses; commission to Greenfield
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      "State of His Lordship's Manor of Calverton, Charles County, 1767"
      13. (A) Octo'. 23''. 1747; (B) John Estep; (C) 169; (D) Lucy Estep, widow; (E) 0-17-0; (F) 3-8-0; (L) Alexander Estep, Richard Estep & Walter Smith; (M) Alex'. 22, Rich'^. 21, Walter 28, if alive, but gone away from these parts.

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