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

Sarah Hanson

Female 1728 - 1799  (71 years)


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  • Name Sarah Hanson 
    Born 1728  Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Nov 1799  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001738  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Robert Hanson,   b. 1680, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1748, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Violetta Harrison,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerard Fowke,   b. Jun 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1783, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Fowke,   b. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 14 years)
     2. Roger Fowke,   b. Abt 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Catherine Fowke,   b. Abt 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. Sarah Fowke,   b. 1 Jun 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Gerard Fowke,   b. Between 1755 and 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1795, Nanjemoy Creek, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F01077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 538.
      Sarah Fowke, October 29, 1799; November 18, 1799
      I, Sarah Fowke of CC being sick and weak but of sound mind memory and understanding
      To grandson James Robertson, my silver sniff box, and my mourning ring which I now wear.
      To granddaughter Ann Robertson, negro Sukey, and it is my will and desire that she shall not be sold or disposed of out of this state.
      To grandson James Fowke, negro Isaac, and if he dies before age, then to grandson Gerard Fowke.
      To granddaughter Sarah Fowke (the daughter of Gerard Fowke) negro Molly and her future increase except her first child (if she has one) to my granddaughter Catharine Fowke.
      To granddaughter Catharine Fowke, my reading chair, one bed and furniture and a gold ring.
      To grandson Richard Fowke, negro Bill, Sukey's youngest child, and if he should die before age, then to my grandson Robert Fowke.
      To granddaughter Ann Fowke, negro, Alcey.
      To granddaughter Sarah Fowke daughter of Roger, negro Rachel (the daughter of Ann) and my chest of drawers.
      To grandson Gerard Fowke, negro Harry, and he dies before age, then to my granddaughter Catharine Fowke.
      To son Roger Fowke, negro Clem during his life, and at his death then to his son Robert Fowke.
      To grandsons, John Robertson, Gerard Robertson, and George Robertson each a mourning ring.
      To grandson William Chapman a mourning ring.
      To son Roger Fowke, during his natural life, the use of all the residue of my personal property (except of negro Saul) and after his decease to be equally divided among all his children, and my express will and desire is that none of the property or estate left to my son Roger for his use shall be subject to be sold, mortgaged, leased, hired or otherwise disposed of on any account whatsoever but should be kept together for the support and maintenance of himself and his children, nor shall my son Roger carry or remove off any of said property out of this state.
      Item: My negroe man Saul after my death shall be at his liberty and perfectly free.
      Item: Daughter-in-law Margery Fowke shall dispose of my wearing apparel in such manner as I shall direct her.
      Item: none of my estate of what kind so ever be brought to appraisement.
      Executor: Son-in-Law John Robertson
      Signed: October 29, 1799 Sarah Fowke
      Wit: Samuel Hanson of William, Francis Murdock
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      THOM, ELIZABETH, Charles County, widow. 26 Aug. 1756 [note that it should read Thorn] 25 Mar. 1761
      To grand-dau. Elizabeth Hanson, one slave, to serve her -ten years and then -to be discharged. Also, give all the children that sd. Hannah, the slave, shall have during the time of her service, to be equally divided amongst the children of Elizabeth Hanson,
      To grand-dau. Mary Mushet, slaves.
      To Elizabeth Dunningham, some slaves, and If she shd. die without issue, then I give sd. slaves -to her mother, Mary Mushet.
      To grand-dau. Sarah Fowke, my slave to serve her -ten years, and that the Increase of dd, slaves to be equally divided among the children that Sarah Fowke now has.
      To grando-dau. Violater Hanson, some slaves,
      To grand-son Robert Hanson, one slave,
      If either sd. grandchildren, Violater or Robert, should die before of age or marry, then the survivor should have what is left to them.
      To great-grand-dau. Hellose Hanson, one slave,
      To great-grandchIldren: Margaret Hanson., Walter Hanson, Hoskin Hanson, Mary Hanson, Grace Hanson, Catharine Fowke, Roger Fowke and Gerrard Fowke, some slaves.
      To Mary Boye, dau, of Elizabeth and Abram Boye, some cattle and etc.
      To Anne Miller, formerly called Anne White, some furniture.
      To Thomas Hanson, natural born son of Anne White, two years of schooling and some cattle*
      Ex: Walter Hanson.
      Wit: Sam Jones, Anne Price, Margt, Anders, 31, 283

      NOTE: Who the widow was before marriage I do not not know, but she later married Thos. Osburn, died 1726-7. In 1727 or 1728 she lastly married Absalom Thorne, died 1735. She died 1761; her will proved March 25, 1761, Charles County, Maryland. I suspect she was not the mother of Diana, daughter of this testator, who married Price. This testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison (by his widow Elizabeth), married, first, William Hoskins, died 1727, and left two daughters, Eliz. and Mary Hoskins.
      Violetta (Harrison) Hoskins later married Col Robert Hanson (who had previously been married) and had issue. Her daughter Eliz. Hoskins married Walter Hanson and had issue, and her daughter Mary Hoskins first married Mr. Jno. Cunninghame and had issue, and later she married Mungo Muschett.
      Hence this testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison had children by Col. Robert Hanson and she had grandchildren by Walter Hanson and Eliza. Hoskins, and therefore this testator's widow, Eliz., had grandchildren by Col. Robt. Hanson and she had great grandchildren by Walter Hanson, who was
      a nephew of Col. Robert Hanson.-R. T. Semmes.
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      Robert Hanson 103.249 CH £96.7.10 Mar 7 1770 Aug 11 1770
      Appraisers: Warren Dent, Richard Barnes.
      Creditors: Robert Mundell for John Glassford, John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: Violetta Hanson, Mary Harrison.
      Executor: Gerard Fowke
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      HANSON, ROBERT, Charles Coo 5 Apr 1746 27 Sep 1748
      To son WILLIAM HANSON, 100 A. called 'Abergame" which I included In a tract called "Roburtus" granted to me by escheat, pt of his now dwelling plantation; also tract called "addition to Robertus," 28 A.; also my instruments and mathematick books.
      To son ROBERT HANSON, my youngest son, all land and plantation I now dwell on., 100 A., pt. of "Bettys Delight" left me by the will of my father JOHN HANSON, deod. and 69 A. of land which I bought of William Chandler being pt. of tract called "Chandlers Hill"; also 4 lots formerly laid out in Charles Town, two of which I bought of Richard Rogers, 1 of John Brown and 1 of Thomas Sanders; also 1 lot laid out in the said town in my own name; also 1 lot laid out for me in Charles Town whereon I have now a tobacco house; also 100 A. called "Corkers Hog holes"
      To my dau DOROTHY HARRISON, wife of RICHARD HARRISON, 250 As, pt. of tract called "Hansonton," to be laid off the eastern most part of it.
      That remaining part of said tract called "Hansonton" and also 124 A.r pt., of tract callled "Robertus" adj said "Hansonton" to be sold.
      To dau. MARY HANSONr tract: called "Habberdeventure" laid out for 150 A. which I bought of John Lambeth; also other tract called Hansons Plain." 75 A.
      To son SAMUEL HANSON, sword, pistol and silver seal.
      To grandson ROBERT HANSON son of SAMUEL and MARY HANSON, watch made by Tomlinson.
      To son BENJAMIN HANSON, watch made by Royle and horse.
      Remainder of estate to be divided amongst son BENJAMIN HANSON, son ROBERT HANSON, dau MARY HANSON, dau SARAH HANSON and dau. VIOLETTA HANSON.
      Nephew WALTER HANSON to have the guardianship and tuition of my son ROBERT HANSON.
      Sons SAMUEL, WILLIAM and nephew WALTER., exs.
      Wit: Edm. Porteus, Sam. Hanson Jr., Daniel of Ste. Thomas Jenifer. MCW 25. 412
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      Col. Robert Hanson 32.50 A CH £94.4.10 Feb 6 1752
      Sureties: Rev. Theophilus Swift, Capt. William Hanson.
      Payments to: Mr. Robert Gilpin, Mary Cunningham (daughter of William Hoskins (deceased was administrator), her portion of her father's estate), Walter Hanson who married Elisabeth Hoskins (other daughter of William Hoskins, her portion of her father's estate), Joseph Milburn Simms, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer,
      Representatives: accountants (each married a daughter (unnamed)), Voletta Hanson (of age), Benjamin Hanson (died a minor), Robert Hanson (aged 10 or 11).
      Administrators: Joseph Harrison Hanson, Gerard Fowke.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 178. Capt. Gerrard Fowke's Will.
      I, Gerrard Fowke Sr, knowing the uncertainty of life and desirous to do my youngest son justice, and being now in good health, do make this my Will.
      To my son Roger Fowke - all the land and plantation I now live on, it being part of Poyton manor.
      To my son Gerrard Fowke Jr - the rest of my lands, provided he conveys to Doctor Gusts Richard Brown, the several tracts of land I sold to sd Rich Brow [sic] , which was left to him, sd Gerrard Fowke, by his uncle, Robert Hanson, whose estate being considerably in debt, I sold the sd lands to discharge them without petitioning the Assembly for power, with a view of saving some expense. But if sd Gerrard refuses to convey the rights to all the land so sold sd Doctor Brown, or disturbs them in the quiet possession of them so that my estate may hereafter become burdened with the penalty of the deed I gave the afd Doctor Richard Brown, then I give all the lands herein before given to sd Gerrard, to be equally divided among those of my children who may be sufferers (by him or his heirs so refusing or disturbing sd Rich Brown in the possession of the land) in equal proportion to their losing.
      To my 3 children, Gerrad, Catherine, & Sarah Fowke - all my personal estate (after my wife's thirds and debts are paid) to be equally divided between them.
      I desire that my son Gerrard Fowke may have full power to act in all things relating to my estate as if of the full age of 21 years.
      Executrix: my wife Sarah Fowke. executor: Gerrard Fowke.
      Signed Nov 9, 1775 - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Saml Hanson of Wm, George Hutchison, Mary Harrison, Violetta Hanson.
      Probated on Jun 12, 1783 by the oaths of the executrix, Mrs. Sarah Fowke, and the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Samuel Hanson of Will, George Hutchison, Mary Mary Hutchison (late Harrison), and Violetta Hanson,
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page [43]. At the request of Richard Hodgson, the following deed was recorded on Oct 2, 1761..
      [Blank month), 29, [blank year] ,. of the same county, planter, of the other part, witnesses that Gerard Fowke, in exchange for part of a tract of land called,,,,of another called Pointer manor, containing, in both parcels, about 120 acres, and for divers other good causes, gives to sd Richard Hodgson all that part of a tract of land called Birdsnest, containing about 110 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Thos Stone*, Walter Hanson*. This deed was acknowledged on May 29, 1761 by sd Gerard Fowke; Sarah Fowke, wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, came into Court, and being first privately examined, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. Oct 24, 1761, received of sd Richard Hodgson, the alienation fine.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 656. Oct 23, 1769 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, planter, to Robert Knox of CC, merchant, for 50 £and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called mount Joy, and bounded by the north side of Scissons path, containing, by patent, 62-1/2 acres. Signed - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Thomas Stone*, Walter Hanson*. Sarah Fowke, the wife of sd Gerrard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower, Recorded Dec 14, 1769
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 692. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah,.his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster (which sd Sarah and Violetta are sisters and heirs parceners of Robert Hanson, late of CC, decd}, to Anne Price of CC, widow, for 245 £14 shillings, a tract of land called the Arrowhead, being that part of a parcel of land formerly belonging to Francis Harrison now decd, and by him, by his will, devised to his daughter, Violetta Harrison, also decd, mother of the sd Robert Hanson, which ad tract of land called arrowhead is in Durham Parish in CC, about containing 25 acres. Also, all that of of land, being part of another tract of land called Harrison, lying in Durham Parish in CC, adjoining arrowhead, devised also to sd Violetta Harrison by sd Francis Harrison, which sd 2 parcels of land are, as per sd will, the land that sd Francis Harrison then lived on, and containing in the whole, both pieces of land, about 189 acres, Signed - Gerrard Fowke, Sarah Fowke, Viol[e]tta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Apr 25, 1770.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 731. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah, his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster, to Robert Knox of CC, merchant, for 258 £, .. land called Wheelors Palm, lying in Durham [Parish] in CC, containing about 150 acres, originally taken up and patented to John Wheelor. Also another tract of land called Osbornes Hazzard, lying in the parish afd and CC, adjoining to sd tract called Wheelors Palm, containing about 90 acres. Robert Hanson, late of CC, died seized of both of the afd tracts. Sarah and Violetta, parties to these presents, are sisters and heirs parceners to the ad Robert. Signed - Gerard Fowke, Violetta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Jun 30, 1770
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 695. Jan 30, 1775 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, to Andrew Baillie of CC, merchant, for 57 £15 shillings, a parcel of land in Durham Parish in CC, being part of a tract of land called Burdetts Rest, containing about 55 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan Jenifer*. Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerrard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Feb 23, 1775.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 551. Aug 18, 1781 from Gerard Fowke of CC, to John Robertson of CC, for 998 £and for divers good causes, all that parcel of land in CC, being part of three tracts of land, viz, Burdits Rest, Burdits Nest, and Boughtons Disapointment, bounded by a bound hickory where George Waple now lives, standing near his house, and supposed to be the 2nd bound tree of Burdits Nest, the south side of the main road that leads from Nanjemoy Warehouse to Nanjemoy Church, containing and laid out for 499 acres, reserving to myself the use and benefit of the Ditch or Ditches to lead or convey the waters of Gallons Branch and the waters of Burdits Cr main fresh into my mill dam, and also the liberty of making dams or setting floors gates on any part of the sd runs or Ditches for use and benefit of sd mill, and the liberty to raise, use, and convey dirt or earth to or from any convenient part of sd land, for the use and benefit of any or all the Ditches, Dams, or Gates that may be useful and necessary for sd mill, and also the liberty of conveying any materials which are necessary for sd Ditches, Dam§, and Gates, Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Warren Dent, Richu Barnes_ Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jan 4, 1782.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 561. Aug 18, 1781 from Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, to Andrew Baillie of CC, merchant, for 160 £, all that parcel of land in the Parish of Durham in CC, being part of a tract of land called Burditts Rest, and contains and is laid out for about 20 acres. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Warren Dent, RichBarnes. Sarah, the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Feb 7, 1782,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 29. Bond. I, Gerard Fowke of CC, give bond of 10,000 £to Roger Fowke of CC, this Aug 12, 1783, to warrant that I shall convey to sd Roger Fowke, all sd Gerard's right to all the lands and premises, late belonging to Gerard Fowke, the
      father of the sd Roger and Gerard, of CC, decd, and to every part thereof lying in CC, adjoining Burdits Cr, and commonly called from the other lands of sd Gerard Fowke decd, by the appellation of the Burdits Creek Lands, excepting that part of sd lands hereafter mentioned, that is to say, 50 acres of the land to be laid off by beginning at the bound white oak, the boundary of John Robertson of the land sd Roberson bought of sd Gerard Fowke decd standing near the main road leading from Nanjemoy Warehouse to the place commonly called the Trap and near William Franklin's gate next to the sd Trap, running from sd white oak with a straight line to sd Cr so as to leave 50 acres annexed to the mill seat and joining the land of John Robertson and on the same side of sd land on which that land lies, commonly called the Trap Land, which sd 50 acres is meant to remain to sd Gerard Fowke, and that an acknowledgement be made by the wife of the sd Gerard Fowke of the lands and premises afd, meant as afd, to be conveyed to sd Roger Fowke_ Signed - Gerard Fowke. wit - M.J, Stone, W.H. Jenifer. Recorded Aug 12, 1783_
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 304. Sep 7, 1786 from Sarah Fowke, widow and relict of Capt Gerard Fowke, late decd, to John Hoskins (Hoskin) Stone of CC, Merchant, for 1 shilling, all her right to all that part of a tract of land called Burdits Rest, containing 215 acres, situated in Durham Parish in CC, which was conveyed by a deed dated Sep 4, 1786 by Roger Fowke, son of the sd Sarah, to sd John Hoskins Stone in fee simple, and which deed was on the same day acknowledged by sd Roger Fowke before Robert Hanson Harrison, one of the Judges of the General Court of Maryland. Signed - Sarah Fowke_ Wit - John Robertson, Quinton Ratcliff_ Acknowledged before Robt £ Harrison, a Judge of the General Court. Recorded Sep 18, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1796-1799; Liber IB-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 197. Deed of Gift: at the request of Sarah Fowke, the following Deed of Gift was recorded August 2nd 1797.
      Gerrard Fowke, John Robertson and John Chapman Jr., by these presents do severally give grant confirm and make over unto mistress Sarah Fowke, widow all the right title and property to negro Anne now in the possession of Roger Fowke without any other consideration but the natural affecton we have and bear to her. Signed Gerard Fowke on March7, 1786 in the presence of Walter Hason, Warren Dent.
      CC Sct; I John Robertson confirm the above gift to Mrs. Sarah Fowke my mother in law. Signed John Robertson on January 29, 1796 in the presence of Margery Fowke, Mary Stone Jones (2.81)
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 340-46: WHEELERS PALME: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Dent, Thomas Capt: : Surveyed 15 May 1660 for John Wheeler on the North side of Piscataway near the land of Robert Hudson.: Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Thomas Osborne from Thomas Dent; 14 Mar 1709
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 382-42: OSBOURNE HAZARD: 90 acres; Possession of - 90 Acres - Osbourne, Thomas : Surveyed 29 Sept 1710 for Thomas Osbourne beginning at a White Oak of Potomac River side near a bound tree of Thomas Wright's patent Aug 10, 1713.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 342-64: ARROWHEAD: 128 acres; Possession of - 128 Acres - Harrison, Francis: Surveyed 3 March 1703 for William Harris on the North side the North branch of Nanjemoy creek between a tract of land of said Harris and a track taken up by Thomas Miller:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-2: HARRISON: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Harrison, Francis: 100 Acres - Harrison, Joseph: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Harrison on the North side of the Easternmost branch of Avon River :
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 461-561: MOUNTJOY: 62.5 acres; Possession of - 62.5 Acres - Muncaster, James:Surveyed for James Muncaster, 2 Sept 1746, lying in Charles County in Dunham Parish adjoining to the lands of James Muncaster, beginning at a bounded red oak standing by a path [?] path on the North Side Thereof. Patented 18 March 1746.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 335-13: BIRDS NEST, THE: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: : Surveyed 25 July 1661 for Thomas Burditt on the South side of a West branch of Nanjemoy creek: Conveyance notes - 226 Acres - Roger Fowke from Gerard Fowke & Sarah; 18 Dec 1725, 75 Acres - Roger Fowke from Burdett Ashton; 25 April 1726,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 336-19: BURDITTS REST: 700 acres; Possession of - 425 Acres - Burditt, Thomas: 275 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: : : : : : Surveyed 17 March 1665 for Thomas Burditt on the Westernmost branch of Nanjemoy Creek in Burditts Creek.: Conveyance notes - 229 Acres - Roger Fowke from Burdett Ashton; 31 July 1722, 229 Acres - Roger Fowke from Gerard Fowke & Sarah; 18 Dec 1725,, , , ,

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