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

Higginson Belt

Male Abt 1722 - 1788  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Higginson Belt 
    Born Abt 1722  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1788  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001850  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father John Belt,   b. 1678, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1745 and 1761, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Lucy Lawrence,   b. 1683, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1701/02  West River & Cliff's Meeting House, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Belt and Lucy Lawrrence m. 10 Feb 1701 at a Quaker Meeting, conivingly.
      Lucy is also betrothed wife of Joseph Tilly, "which action is contrary to
      the law of god and man."
    Family ID F01200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorothy MNU Rogers,   d. Aft 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 22 Aug 1743  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Greenbury Belt,   b. Aft 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1783, Montgomery County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)
     2. John Belt,   b. Aft 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1814, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
     3. Rebecca 'Becky' Belt,   b. Aft 1743
     4. Higginson Belt,   b. 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Sugarland Hundred, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     5. Carlton Belt,   b. 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1802, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Marshall,   b. Abt 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Aft 1757  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F00858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BELT, HIGGINSON L B f 361 15 Jul 1786; 15 Nov 1788
      Wife: Sarah
      Son: John Belt - land
      Sons: Carlton Belt, Higginson Belt
      Dau: Beckey Peddicoart
      Grandsons, sons of Greenbury Belt: Westley and Higginson Belt (under age 21)
      Ex: Son John
      Wit: H. Griffith, Joshua Griffith, Elizabeth Griffith
      ===
      BELT, LEONARD L C f 117 14 Sep 1793
      L 1 p 266 20 Sep 1793
      Nephew: John Belt, son of brother Higginson Belt - pt. of "Dann" where testator lives
      Lucy Beckwith, relict of William Beckwith - pts. of "Paradise Enlarged" and "Magruder's Hazard"
      Sister: Sarah Peddicoart
      Niece: Althea, Dau of Sarah Peddicoart, Wife of William Selman
      Rebecca Peddicoart, wife of Jasper Peddicoart
      Elizabeth Beckwith, Wife of Samuel Beckwith
      Brother: Joseph Belt
      Henry Watson, Sr.
      Mary Belt, dau of John Belt
      John Watson, son of Henry
      Ex: John Belt, son of Higginson
      Wit: William Glaze, Edward Harding, Kinsey, Gittings of Benjamin
      ===
      Name: Gwen (Boyer) Bjorkman
      Email: gwenbj@seanet dot com
      Note:
      Calendar of Maryland State Papers - The Black Books 703 IV, 159
      1751 Mar 21 Petition for the erection of a new county from the area of Prince George's and Frederick Counties ... J. Offutt, Higginson Belt, ...
      ===
      24 May 1757 Frederick Co, MD Land Records F:243
      Grantor: Higgenson Belt, Dorothy Belt
      Grantee: Benjamin Prather
      20L for 200 acres "Rogers Chance"
      Wit: David Lynn, Charles Jones
      Ack: Higgenson and Dorothy Belt
      ===
      3 Mar 1762 Frederick Co, MD Land Records G:405
      Grantor: Richard Waters
      Grantee: Higgenson Belt
      Tract "Collins Folly," 30 1/2 acres located on Bare Branch of the Seneca
      Witnesses: Thomas Prather, David Lynn
      Ack: Richard and Elizabeth Waters
      ===
      20 Jun 1783 Montgomery Co, MD Records B:157-8
      Inventory of Greenbury Belt Value: L122.12.6
      Kindred: Higginson Belt, Caleb Penn
      Creditors: Jacob Lamar, Elias Adgait
      Appraisers: Henry Griffith, Henry Griffith, Junior
      Adminstrix: Sarah Belt, his wife
      ===
      Charles Perry 21.383 A PG 582.16.7 82.9.2 Aug 8 1745
      The amount of the accounts also included 45.14.5 in sterling.
      Received from: Thomas Conn, Thomas Crampton, George Tomlinson, Elisabeth Hall, administratrix of Henry Culver, executor of Robert Beale, Richard Waters, George Moore, George Atwood, Higginson Belt, William Murdock, Thomas Butler, James Lee, Ignatius Perry, Charles Chittam, Mr. Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Charles Rogers, James Biry, John Adamson, Benjamin Harris, James Lee, Sr., Samuel Beal, Grove Tomlinson, Rachel Harris, Benjamin Perry.
      Payments to: Benjamin Perry, James Perry, Benjamin Perry (constable) for executing warrants on George Conn & Alexander Hall, Robert Chittam, Lord Baltimore paid to John Magruder per Ignatius & Nicholas Diggs, Dr. Spigg, Dr. John Robertson paid to William Beal, Mr. Peter Dent, Daniel Dulany, Esq., John Hepburne.
      Legatees: Ignatius Perry (son) paid to James & Benjamin Perry & Nathaniel Wickham, Jr., Easter (sister) paid to Benjamin Perry.
      Executrix: Rachel Pottenger, wife of Robert Pottenger.
      ===
      contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      9. HIGGINSON BELT, son of John (3) and Lucy (Lawrence), is stated in a Family record of Julia Belt, dau. of John Lloyd Belt of Rock Hall, Dickerson, MD, to have m. 1st, Sarah Lawrence, b. c1714 in PG Co., MD, by whom he had Higginson and Carlton, and to have m. 2nd, Sarah Marshall. On the other hand, Zellow C. Belt states that Higginson Belt, Sr., m. Dorothy (nee Williams?), widow of John Rogers, and she was the mother of his children.

      Higginson Belt was granted a tract named Spring Garden, near Laytonsville, in what is now MO Co., in 1738. Scharf's Wastern MD, P-
      652)
      The 1755/6 Debt Book of FR Co. states that he owned 250 a. Spring Garden, and 200 a Rogers Chance. {Western MD Genealogy, 7:132}
      Higginson Belt took the Oath of Fidelity to the State of MD on 2 March 1778, in MO Co., before Elisha Williams {Brumbaugh; Revolutionary
      Records of Maryland:10}
      On 23 Feb 1781, through principles of conscience, he freed 14
      Slaves.{B:41, cites MOLR A:401}
      He d. leaving a will dated 15 July 1786, leaving household furniture to his wife Sarah, and the residue of his personal estate to his sons John, Carlton, and Higginson, and dau Becky Peddicord; also named dec. son Greenberry (who left two sons Westley and Higginson).
      {MOWB B:361}
      Higginson and Sarah were the parents of{B}: JOHN, possibly b. c1764; CARLTON; HIGGINSON, d. 1795 in FR Co.; REBECCA, m. Jasper Peddicord; and GREENBERRY, d. in his father's lifetime.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 601. Discharge, recorded at the request of Higginson Belt. I, Higginson Belt of M, hereby set free from bondage, my 9 Negroes (the males when they arrive at the age of 21, and the females when 18 years of age), viz, Jack, age 17 next Mar 10, Milley, aged 8 years .. Sally, aged 8 years next Apr 15 .. Aimy, aged 5 years next Jun .. Lydia, aged 1 year next Sep 15, and , aged 1 year next Jan 14, and do for myself, my heirs, and executors and administrators, release unto sd Jack, Milley, Polley, Alley, Aimy, Jim, Solomon, Lydia, and Tom, all my claim as to their persons or to any estate they may acquire. Signed Feb 23, 1781 - Higginson Belt. Wit - Leonard Davis, Green Y Belt, Joseph Wilson*. Recorded Feb ..
      ===
      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 602. Discharge, recorded at the request of Higginson Belt. I, Higginson Belt of M, hereby set free from bondage, my 5 Negroes, viz, Brister, aged about 40 years, Jack, aged about 38 years, Catheron, aged about 26 years, Nace, aged about 21 years, Belt, aged about 18 years. Signed Feb 23, 1781 - Higginson Belt. Wit - Leonard Davis, Green Y Belt, Joseph Wilson*. Recorded Feb 23, 1781.

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