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

Matthew Barnes

Male 1672 - 1746  (74 years)


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  • Name Matthew Barnes  [1
    Born 1672  Portobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1745/46  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002712  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Henry Barnes,   b. 6 Nov 1643, St. James, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1676, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Sarah Cofer,   b. Abt 1643, Portobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Jones,   b. 1666, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Godshall Barnes,   b. 20 Dec 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1768, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Philip Barnes,   b. Abt 1693, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. Elizabeth Barnes,   b. 19 Dec 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Jane Barnes,   b. 19 Dec 1694, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1754, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Henry Barnes,   b. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1749, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Osborn,   b. Abt 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Barnes,   b. 1699, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     2. Matthew Barnes,   b. 1701, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1760, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Frances Barnes,   b. Between 1708 and 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Dettingen Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah Douglass,   b. 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 48 years) 
    Married Bef 23 Jul 1716  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Fendall,   b. Abt 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1751, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Aft 1719  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Matthew Barnes died in 1745 leaving a will in Charles County, Maryland. He owned some 1,707 acres of land in Charles, Calvert and Prince George Counties.
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      BARNES, MATHEW, Charles Co. Jun, 1745 10 Feb. 1745
      Child: GODSHALL, MATTHEW, PHILIP, HENRY, JANE HENEFORD, ELIZABETH COURTS, ANNE HARRISON, FRANCES HARRISON.
      Mentions 1/3 of tract left to his wife by her former husband, John Theobald.
      MARY wife; Henry son, exs.
      Wit: Geo. Godfrey, Geo. Harris. 24.308
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      Matthew Barnes 32.260 CH 482.9.5 Feb 14 1745 May 7 1746
      Appraisers: Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck.
      Creditors: Samuel Hanson & Co., Lewis Williams.
      Next of kin: Sly. Barnes.
      Executor: Henry Barnes.
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      Matthew Barnes 23.113 A CH 482.9.5 36.14.5 Jan 13 1746
      Sureties: Godshall Barnes, Matthew Barnes.
      Received from: Mr. William Eilbeck, Alexander Maclaran.
      Payments to: Samuel Hanson, Dr. Gust. Brown, Lewis Williams, Dr. Mungo Muschel, executor of Mrs. Ogden, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson.
      Executor (acting): Henry Barnes.
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      JENKINS, Thomas, age 79, 5 Aug. 1721; CHLR M#2:146.

      Charles County Land Commissions, 1716-1721; Liber M#2, pp. 1-149;
      Linsey ; 1721
      Petitioner Benjamin Reeder.
      Peter Fardinando, aet 67.
      Thomas Jenkins aet 79.
      John Allen, aet 32.
      Matthew Burns(? BARNES), aet 49.
      Resurveyed 5 Aug 1721.
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      Henry Guiford 37A.131 A CH 146.18.1 122.9.6 Jul 23 1716
      Received from: John Penn, John Chandler.
      Payments to: Jo. Doughlasse, Philip Briscoe, Sr., John Tomkins, Mr. Robert Hanson, George Belons, Thomas Court, Capt. William Harbert.
      Administrators: Matthew Barnes and his wife Sarah Barnes.
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      Henry Kee 17.116 I CH 21.19,6 Aug 30 1698
      Appraisers: Ignatius Wheeler, Mathew Barnes.
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      Richard Welsh 11.503 3.12.0 Jan 14 1726
      Appraisers: Charles Byrne, Tubman Mankin.
      creditors: Math. Barns, Sr., John Hamill.
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      Henry Barnes 43.246 CH 353.4.7 Jan 8 1749 Jun 20 1750
      Appraisers: William Hanson, Thomas Mitchell.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: G. (Godshall) Barnes, Philip Barnes.
      Administrator/Executor: Matthew Barnes. (Grandfather)
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      BARNES, HENRY, Charles Co. 15 Nov 1749 ; 30 Dec 1749
      To my bro. Matthew Barnes ex., my whole estate.
      Wit: Hatch Dent, Anne Dent, Will, Eilbeck. 27, 174
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      James Boules 17.4 1 CH 13.18,2 Aug 9 1698
      Appraisers: Joshua Doyne, Math, Barnes.
      List of debts: George Godfrey.
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      Ignatius Wheeler 19-1/2A.15 I 63.15.5 [1699]
      The amount of the inventory also included #1063.
      Appraisers: Thomas Wheeler, Matthew Barnes.
      List of debts; William Summers, Henry Kee, Henry Smith, Frances Clarber [Clavo].
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      Philip Jones 19-1/2A.122 A CH 2,18.6 #1868 Aug 3 1699
      Payments to: Benoni Thomas.
      Administrator: Mathew Barnes.
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      Johannah Hudson 19-1/2A.111 A CH 12.10.0 Aug 3 1699
      A second inventory was cited for 5.15.5.
      Payments to: Mr. George Tubman, Philip Hoskins, Maj. William Dent. Mentions: William Hudson (son, dead).
      Administrator: Mathew Barnes.
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      Murdoc Balon 22.171 A CH 12.5.0 24.4.1 Mar 29 1746
      Sureties: Thomas Barnes, John Jenkins.
      Received from: George Hurrie, John Ferril, John Magriger, Henry Kee.
      Payments to: Dr. Mungo Muechet, Lewis Williams, Mathew Stone, D. Delany, Esq.,
      Walter Hanson, Daniel Munroe, Richard Barns.
      Representatives: unknown.
      Administrator/Executor: Matthew Barnes.
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Indenture, 22 February 1696
      From: IGNATIUS WHEELER of Charles County, and FFRANCIS his wife.
      To: THOMAS BOWLING of Charles Co.
      Price: Love and affection
      Property: All the tract of 299 acres in P. G. Co. at Piscataway called "Indian Field," as described in the patent.
      signatures: IGNATIUS WHEELER and FRANCIS WHEELER (her mark).
      Wit.: MATHEW BARNES (mark), LOCKLEN MUNDONE (mark)
      Ackn'd: IGNATIUS WHEELER and FRANCIS his wife, (date unspecified).
      Recorded: 24 June 1697, Vol. A, p. 63
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber Z, Page 208
      18 Jul 1705; Matthew Barnes, s/o Matthew Barnes, reg. cattle mark for heifer given by his uncle Richard Hudson; above mark formerly that of Owen Jones
      18 Jul 1705; Elizabeth Barnes, d/o Matthew Barnes, reg. cattle mark for heifer given her by her father; entered by her uncle Richard Hudson; formerly mark of Elizabeth Jones, her mother, the d/o Owen Jones
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      21 Jan 1712; Recorded at request of Henry Barnes:
      From Thomas Davis, tailor, a parcel of land called HOGGS QUARTER; containing 100 acres; appoints Mathew Barnes as attorney; /s/ Tho. Davis; wit. Tho. Plunket, Richard Hodgson
      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 28
      6 - 1712; Indenture from Thomas Davis, tailor, to Henry Barnes, planter; for 2,200# tobacco; a parcel called HOGGS QUARTER; /s/ Thomas Davis; wit. Tho. Plunket, Mathew Barnes (mark)
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1741/2 Court, Liber T#2, Page 320
      At last Jun CC Court, Commission issued to Thomas Stone, Samuel Hanson, William Hanson, & David Stone, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Coffers Chance, in the possession of Matthew Coffer. The petition for Commission was dated the 9th day Jun [last] at which Court, Matthew Coffer preferred his petition in writing to this Court before Gustavus Brown, Gent, & his Associates, CC Court Justices, for Commission as afd. The Commissioners are not related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land. Signed Jun 10, 1741 - Edmd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, Samuel Hanson, William Hanson, & David Stone, return to this Court the Commission afd, together with the certificate and depositions, viz -
      We certify that we met on the premises of Coffers Chance on Mar 8, 1741, and then and there, the above depositions were taken by us. Signed - SHanson, Wm Hanson, David Stone.

      Capt, Matthew Barnes, age about 72, declares that about 16 years ago, he was present when John Coffer proved a marked hickory standing on the side of a valley, where the deponent now lays his hand, to be the 1st bound tree of a tract of land called Coffers Chance, which probate this deponent understood was taken by the then Sher. by order of the Provincial Court in a matter of controversy between William Hoskins and Daniel Bryan relating to a tract of land called St. Bridgets.

      Colo. Robert Hanson, age about 62, says that 15-16 years ago, he heard John Coffer being sworn on a resurvey of a tract of land called St. Bridgets, then in controversy between William Hoskins and Daniel Bryan, declares that his mother showed him a bounded hickory standing on the side of a valley, and said to him, boy, this is the beginning tree of thy land, which tree is the same tree mentioned in Capt. Matthew Barns' deposition.

      Francis Adams, age about 64, declares that a bounded white oak near a fork of Logg Swamp whereon he now lays his hand, was showed him by John Coffer to be a bounded tree of the sd coffer's land.
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      Charles County Court Records, August 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 421
      Pursuant to an order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land, the one called Corkers Hogghole, the other called Habberdeventure, and part of one other tract called Bettys Delight, lying in CC, in the possession of Colo. Robert Hanson, as follows: To Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck, Matthew Stone, and Richard Gambra of CC. Whereas Robert Hanson, seized of the 2 tracts of land and part of a tract, as afd, did, on Mar 9, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court, before Gustavus Brown, Gent, and his associates, for Commission to examine witnesses, to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tracts of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd.. Signed Mar 13, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, Thomas Stone, William Eilbeck, and Matthew Stone, return to this Court, the Commission afd with the certificate thereon, and the depositions thereunto annexed, viz - We certify that we have executed the within Commission, and have taken the several depositions hereto annexed. Signed Jul 6, 1742 - Thomas Stone, Will Eilbeck, Matthew Stone.

      The deposition of William Theobalds, age about 45, who declares that about 35 years ago, this deponent was in company with Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins, who at that time held a tract of land called Sympsons Delight, adjoining to a tract of land called Corkers Hogghole, belonging to the afd Colo. Robert Hanson, and that sd Hanson and Hawkins set up a locust post on a yellow gravelly knoll where it was then said a bounded oak belonging to each of the sd tracts formerly stood, which sd knoll is at the foot of a hill near the corn field fence of the sd deponent, and is the place where he now stands, and further declares that the sd post was put up by the consent of the afd Hanson and Hawkins.

      The deposition of Charles Byrn, aged about 56, who declares that about 35 years ago, being at that time a servant to Colo. Robert Hanson, be brought a locust post to the place mentioned in the deposition of William Theobalds, and that it was placed in the afd place by the consent of Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins, and further, this deponent declares that he brought the post to the above mentioned place, and there fixed it, as a boundary as he understood at that time, between the afd Colo. Robert Hanson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins.

      The deposition of Capt. Matthew Barnes, aged about 73, who declares that about 17-18 years ago, being upon a survey between this deponent and William Theobalds, Colo. Hanson being Surveyor, and Dr. Daniel Jenefer, being then in Company, running the land in dispute between this sd deponent and sd William Theobalds, they came to the place where this deponent now is, where was a bounded oak cut down, the 2nd bound tree of Betty's Delight, belonging to Colo. Robert Hanson, being upon the side of a ridge, and at that time the sd Colo. Robert Hanson and Dr. Daniel Jenefer agreed to mark a white oak, which is now standing and stands about 4 feet from the root of the original bound tree, the sd Dr. Daniel Jenefer being possessed of a tract of land adjoining to the sd Betty's Delight.

      William Theobalds, age about 45, declares that he was present at the time and place with the abovesd Capt. Matthew Barnes, and declares that he saw the above mentioned white oak, bounded for the 2nd bound tree of Bettys Delight, and by the consent of Colo. Robert Hanson and Dr. Daniel Jenefer, who was then possessed of a tract adjoining to Bettys Delight.

      John Burgess, age about 23, declares that about 4 years ago, he and his father, Benjamin Burgess, riding together, showed him a bounded white oak, where this deponent is now at, and told him it was a bound tree of Colo. Robert Hanson of the land which sd Hanson bought of John Lambeth, standing upon a plain on the west side of Piscattoway road.
      Samuel Burgess, aged about 36, declares that about 17-18 years ago, his father, Benjamin Burgess, showed this deponent the bounded tree he is now at, being the tree mentioned in John Burgess' oath, to be the bound tree of John Lambeth, and adjoining to a tract of land belonging to Mr. William Newman, which sd land is now in possession of Mr. Richard Tarvin.

      Joseph Pulluffus, aged about 65, declares that about 40 years ago, this deponent, being a servant to Mr. John Hanson, father to Colo. Robert Hanson, the sd John Hanson showed this deponent a bounded red oak standing at the foot of a hill now in the plantation of the sd Colo. Robert Hanson, whereon the sd John Hanson formerly dwelled and near to William Theobalds' dwelling plantation, and told this deponent it was a bounded tree of his land whereon he then dwelled, being the tree he now lays his hand upon, and further, he says that sd John Hanson forbid him to cut it down, and has heard it by several others called the sd Hanson's bound tree.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 141. At the request of Matt.W Barnes, the following deed was recorded on Mar 10, 1746[/7].
      Jan 30, 1/46[/7] from Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, to Matthew Barnes of CC, for 60 sterling, and for divers other causes, 400 acres, being part of 3 tracts of land, one called Hansonton, one other called Robertus, and one other called Addition to Robertus, all contiguous to each other in Portobacco [Parish] in CC. The 400 acres is bounded by the south side of Wheelers Branch opposite the mouth of a deep valley near the plantation of Will Hanson. Signed - Robt Hanson. Wit - Willm Eilbeck, Walter Hanson.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 313-81: FRIENDSHIP: 2000 acres; Possession of - 954 Acres - Dent, Thomas : 1046 Acres - Hoskins, Bennett: Surveyed 13 June 1672 for Bennett Hoskins at a branch beech by a fresh run called Mattawoman main fresh running down the run. Poss. by Thomas Dent & 1046 acres Bennett Hoskins in England: Other Tracts Mentioned: COFFERS CHANCE; HARWOOD; MUCH HADDUM; Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Coffer; 16 March 1724, 333 Acres - Mary Smallwood from William Hoskins; 12 Aug 1725
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 309-53: KERRIGDERRY: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Barnes, Mathew: Surveyed 7 May 1672 for Owen Jones at a bound Red Oak the bound tree of Francis Adams and George Hinson.:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 335-12: ST. THOMAS: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Barnes, Mathew: Surveyed 23 July 1661 for James Lindsey on the East side of the Main Fresh of Nanjemoy : Other Tracts Mentioned: BARNES PURCHASE; ; ; Conveyance notes - 250 Acres - Resurveyed into BARNES PURCHASE; 23 March 1726 Folio 408,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 441-450: HANSONS ADVICE: 62 acres; Possession of - 62 Acres - Barnes, Mathew: : Surveyed 9 Dec 1741 for Mathew Barnes Sr. adjoining to a tract of land called CANES PURCHASE and another called GOOSE CREEK, patented 23 Aug1743.: Other Tracts Mentioned: CANES PURCHASE; GOOSE CREEK; ; {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, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 304-12: CANES PURCHASE: 700 acres; Possession of - 350 Acres - Sanders, Edward: Surveyed the remainder of the above tract 18 Jan 1675 for John Cane at the mouth of Marshy branch called deep branch on the North side Potomac river: Other Tracts Mentioned: GOOSE CREEK;
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 303-11: GOOSE CREEK: 1600 acres; Possession of - 900 Acres - Chandler, William: Surveyed 12 Aug 1654 for Job Chandler on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek 900 Acres whereof resurveyed 1 March 1675 for Richard Chandler and called by the name of GOOSE CREEK on the West side Port Tobacco at St. Thomas Creek.: Other Tracts Mentioned: CANES PURCHASE;
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 407-199: HANSONTON: 600 acres; Possession of - 600 Acres - Hanson, Robert: Surveyed for Robert Hanson, 11 May 1726, adjoining to a tract of land called COCKERS HOG HOLE, now in possession of the said Robert Hanson and one other tract called SIMPSONS DELIGHT, beginning at a bounded White Oak.: Other Tracts Mentioned: COCKERS HOG HOLE; SIMPSONS DELIGHT; ; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 277 acres - Mathew Barnes from Robert Hanson; 30 Jan 1746,Richard Hanson & Wife from Robert Hanson; 14 Nov 1746,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-43: COCKERS HOG HOLE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, Robert: Surveyed for 2 Jan 1670 for Thomas Cocker in the woods on the West side Port Tobacco Creek at a bound tree of the land of Alexander Simpson.: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Philip Lynes from Clement Theobald; 11 Jan 1674,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 302-5: SIMPSONS DELIGHT: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Hawkins, Elizabeth: Surveyed 24 Oct 1663 for Alexander Simpson in the woods on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek at the head of the Creek.:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 411-236: ROBERTUS: 435 acres; Possession of - 435 Acres - Hanson, Robert: : Re- Surveyed for Robert Hanson, 23 March 1726, beginning at a bounded white oak.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Matthew Barnes from Robert Hanson 30 Jan 1746,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 409-221: ROBERTUS, ADDITION TO: 28 acres; Possession of - 28 Acres - Hanson, Robert: : Surveyed for George Dent 12 Oct 1727 lying on the East side of the Easternmost branch of Nanjemoy Creek between the sd branch and a tract of land called ROBERTUS BEGINNING at a bounded white oak. Possession by Robert Hanson: Other Tracts Mentioned: ROBERTUS BEGINNING {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Matthew Barnes from Robert Hanson 30 Jan 1746,,

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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