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

John Douglass

Male 1664 - 1705  (41 years)


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  • Name John Douglass 
    Born 1664  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1705  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003104  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father John Douglass,   b. 1636, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1677/78, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Sarah Bonner,   b. Abt 1644, St Nicholas, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1718, Bowls Plantation, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Heard,   b. Abt 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Douglass,   b. Abt 1685, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1717, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     2. John Douglass,   b. 29 Oct 1686, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Benjamin Douglass,   b. 1687, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1749, "Blythswood", Wm& Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Sarah Douglass,   b. 1688, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph Douglass,   b. 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1723, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F02397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MNU Whitter,   d. Bef 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1689  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F02398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      John Duglas 25.215 I 39.13.0 Jan 21 1705
      Appraisers: Robert Yates, William Hawton.
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      John Duglass 28.101 A CH 39.13.0 37.13.7 Mar 15 1707
      Payments to: Joseph Duglass, Charles Brandt, William Brown.
      Administrator; Benjamin Duglass.
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      Heard, Bridget, Potomac River, 4th Mch., 1664; 11th Apr., 1665.
      To son William, when of age, 1/2 estate, real and personal.
      To sister Mary Yowkins and to John Douglass, Jr., son of John Douglass of Pickiawoxen, 1/2 estate in equal parts.
      To mother Katharine Yowkins, personalty.
      Exs.: John Douglass, Sr., and Humphrey Warren of Wicomico River.
      Test: John Emerson, Walter Story. 1. 224.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Douglas, John, s/o John and Catherine Douglas of Pickawaxon, cooper, b. 29 Oct 1686
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      Ra. Smith 19-1/2B.89 A CH 334.6.9 22.3.8 Feb 24 1699
      Payments to: Mrs Richard Boughton, John Doughlass, Joseph Cole, Mrs Philip Briscoe.
      Mentions: no orphans.
      Executrix: Mrs. Sarah Smith (widow).
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      Thomas Wakefeild 20.194 A CH 44.0.1 in 1700/1701
      Payments to: Robert Yates, George Tubman, Col, John Courts, Gerard Fowke, John Douglas, Math, Compton.
      Executrix: Anne Shaw, wife of Ralph Shaw.
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      Thomas Howell 4.191 I CH #11984 in 1685
      Appraisers: Col. John Dowglass (also John Douglass), Capt. Robert Henley.
      List of debts: William Avery, Susanna Cage, John Fanning, Richard Maston, John Gibbs. Henry Henley, David Frize, John Booth.
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      John Harrington 1.184 I CH #1450 Jan 4 1674
      Appraisers: John Douglasse, William Hiney.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 282.
      May 11, 1741 from Francis Collier of PG, planter, son and heir of Charles Collier of PG, decd, which sd Charles Collier was heir at law to Francis Collier of PG, Gent., his uncle, decd, to James Edmonston of PG, Gent. Whereas by deed dated Mar 27, 1714 between Benjamin Dowglass of Charles County, planter, grandson & heir at law of John Dowglass, late of the same county, Gent., of the one part, and the sd Francis Collier (the uncle of the sd Charles Collier, which sd Charles Collier was father to the now Francis Collier, party to these presents), by which deed it was recited that whereas the sd John Dowglass, in his lifetime, was seized of a parcel of land lying in the Freshes of Petuxent River in PG called Cold Spring Manor, containing 1050 acres & by his will dated Dec 14, 1678, devised to his son, John Dowglass, father to the sd Benjamin, 550 acres of land, being part of Cold Spring Manor, when he arrived at age 21, with all the privileges belonging to the Lord of a Manor and to his heirs, which parcel of 550 acres the sd John Dowglass, father of the sd Benjamin Dowglass, by his PG deed, sold to sd Francis Collier, and whereas likewise, by PG deed dated May 27, 1701 between Joseph Dowglass of Charles County, Gent., of the one part, and the afd Francis Collier decd of the other part, sd Joseph Dowglass sold to sd Francis Collier, part of a tract of land containing 1050 acres of land called Cold Spring Manor, formerly granted to Capt Josias Fendall, bounded by a parcel of land that John Dowglass sold to sd Collier standing on the brow of a hill between the two branches of Fendalls Fresh, containing 100 acres. Now this deed witnesses that the sd Francis Collier, party to these presents, for 30 , sells to sd James Edmonston, all the sd tract of land containing 550 acres, and all that other tract of land containing 100 acres. Signed - Francis Collier. Wit - Thos Dawson, James Kendall, Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Received of Mr. James Edmonston (by the hands of Mr. John Hawkins Jr), the alienation fine. Recorded May 20, 1741.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber S, Page 211
      2 Jan 1693; George Witter, s/o Thomas Witter, dec'd; apprenticed for 4 years
      to John Martin, boatwright, and Demaris his wife; with consent of John Duglas, cooper, his father-in-law [step-father]
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber S, Page 212
      2 Jan 1693; William Witter, s/o Thomas Witter, chooses his father-in-law [step-father] John Duglas, cooper, as guardian
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 292-30: DOUGLAS DELIGHT: 4 acres; Possession of - 4 Acres - Douglass, Widow Mary : Surveyed 16 July 1679 for John Douglass at a Spanish oak a bound tree of Richard Smith & John Taylors running thence S.E.: Other notes - Josias Cullance from James Gould 16 Aug 1710, James Halley from Josias Cullance 26 July 1714.,This land is said to be escheat,
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 74)
      Richmond County Court 6th of December 1694
      - Order is granted against the Sheriff to JAMES ORCHARD for the non appear dilLe of JOHN DUGLASS according to Declaration, Attachmt hereon is granted to the Sheriff
      - Mr. ROBT: BRENT appears Attorney for JAMES ORCHARD agt. JOHN DUGLASS
      - Refference granted between JOHN BROWN Plantiff and ALEXANDER GARDNER Defendant till next Court held for this County
      - Order is granted against the Sheriff to JAMES ORCHARD for the non appear dilLe of JOHN DUGLASS according to Declaration, Attachmt hereon is granted to the Sheriff
      - Mr. ROBT: BRENT appears Attorney for JAMES ORCHARD agt. JOHN DUGLASS
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 109)
      Richmond County Court 7th of November 1695
      - Ordered that THOMAS SUTTLE do pay unto MARY DUGLASS for Two days attendance according to Act being by him subpeaned an evidence in the suit depending between the said SUTTLE Plt. & WM. BURRELL & MARGT. his Wife, Defendants

      === 15 years old in 1679
      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679
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      An Inquisition Indented and taken at Pickawaxen in Charles
      County this Sixteenth day of July in the fourth year of the Dominion
      of the R.t Hon.ble Charles absolute Lord and Prop.ry of the Provinces of maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Seventy and nine before Henry Adams and Ignatius Caussen Gentl.n By virtue of a Commission in the nature of a writt of mandamus to them directed and to this Inquisition annexed to Enquire after the Death of William
      Heard late of Charles County deceased by the Oaths of Henry
      Bonner, William Hinsey, John Harvey Thomas Gibson Robert
      Inglesby, William Ward, Thomas Craxstone Arthur Turner, Edmund Dennis, Thomas Wakefield, George Newman & Joseph Bullett Jurors upon their Oaths Says that the Sd Willm Heard dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the County of Charles upon the day of w.ch he dyed (viz) the fourth day of January one thousand Six hundred Sixty four of one thousand acres of Land Lying Scituate & being at the head of Portobacco Creek in the County of Charles County Comonly known and Called by the name of Beech neck though not Patented in the life time of the S.d William Heard, but by assignments of Severall warrants from Humphrey Warren late of this County deced to the Said William Heard in his life time doth appear to us to Remain upon Record in the Secretarys office of this Province for the Said one thousand acres of Land as by Patent Granted unto Coll. John Douglas late of this County deceased the Exr of Bridgett Heard the Relict of the Said William Heard for the use of the Legatees exprest in the will of the Said Bridgett, By the R.t Hon.ble the Lord Prop.ry of Maryland according to his Grant under the broad Seale of this Province bear ing date the two and twentieth day of September in the four and Thirtieth year of the Dominion of the Right Hon.ble Caecilius of happy memory and in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Sixty and five as by the Said Grant Recourse being thereunto had it doth & may more at Large appear To be holden of his Lord ship's manno.r of Zachiah in free and Common Soccage by ifealty only for all manner of Services Yeilding and paying therefore yearly at the two most usuall feasts in the year viz.t at the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary & at the feast of S.t Michael the Archangell by Even & Equall portions the Rent of Twenty Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold And we the Said Jurors Say that the Said one thousand acres of Land in all profits and issues thereof is worth five hundred pounds of Tobacco p annum and further we the Said Jurors Say that the sd one thousand acres (p. 243 fol. 297) of Land hath been Occupied and possessed by the Said John Douglas by virtue of the aforesaid Grant as Executor of Bridgett Heard for the use of the Legattees menconed in the will of the Bridgett Heard & that the Said John Douglas hath Received the profits & issues thereof untill about November last past, and hath paid hisLordships Rents for the Said one thousand acres of Land untill that time and Since, thence and now the Said one thousand acres of Land is in the possession of the Hon.ble Coll.o Benjamin Rozer, But by what means we the Jurors aforesaid are altogether Ignorant And further we the Said Jurors Say that John Douglas Jun.r the Son of the af.d John Douglas deceased is the Sole Surviveing Legatee of the S.d Bridgett Heard according to the best information we can gett, therefore we the Said Jurors do find that the Said John Douglas is the true and Lawfull heir to the Said one thousand acres of Land no other Legattee appearing to us to be Liveing and that the Said John Douglas is fifteen years of age, And We the Jurors afores.d (fol. 298) further Say that we find not William Heard afores.d possessed within his life any more Lands, In Testimony whereof as well the Commission.rs as the Jurors as aforesaid to these prsent Indentures have Set their hands and Seals the day and year first above Written
      William [sic] Adames (sealed)
      Ignatius Causeene sealed
      Henry Bonner sealed Thomas Craxton sealed
      Willm Hinsey sealed Arthur Turner sealed
      John Harvey sealed Edw.d Dennis sealed
      Thomas Gibson sealed Thos Wakefield sealed
      Robert Inglesby sealed George Newman sealed
      William Ward sealed Joseph Bullett sealed

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