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

Alexander Browne

Male Aft 1750 - 1794  (< 42 years)


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  • Name Alexander Browne 
    Born Aft 1750  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1794  Prince William County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003682  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Rev. Browne,   b. 2 Dec 1725, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1789, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Helen Bayley,   b. 1725, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years) 
    Married 1748  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Humphrey Anne Frances Toy,   b. Abt 1746, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1771  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maria Browne,   b. Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen Browne,   b. Abt 1781, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cecelia Gustavus Browne,   b. 11 Jun 1784, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1833, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Louisa Richard Browne,   b. 22 Jun 1785, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1818, Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     5. Gustavus Richard Alexander Browne,   b. 1790, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F02867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William County Sheriff 1790
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      Charles County Deed Book S#3; Page 255.
      Apr 13, 1772 from Samuel Barnes and Sarah Barker Barnes, his wife, of CC, to Joseph Thompson of CC, for 5 shillings, and for and in consideration of Samuel owing sd Joseph, John Hanson Jr, George Lee, Alexander Brown, John Hawkins, Benjamin Philpott, Joseph Aderton, Enock Magruder, 4nd George Mason sundry sums of money and tobacco which is out of his power to pay without selling his land, and notwithstanding a deed which is executed for his land dated Mar 7, 1770 to his daughter, Mary Barnes, which deed was passed subsequent many years to the contracting the debts afd, sd Samuel and Sarah Barnes have sold to sd Joseph Thompson, all the remaining part of 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called St Thomas and the other, Barnes' Purchase, now in the possession of sd Samuel Barnes, being the same land mentioned in the deed to his daughter, Mary Barnes afd. It was intended by the deed passed by sd Samuel Barnes should have the use of sd lands during her natural life, and sd Sarah Barker Barnes, wanting sd Samuel Barnes to pay the debts afd, for 1 shilling, sd Sarah Barker Barnes hereby releases all her right to the land afd to sd Joseph Thompson. To fairly ascertain the value of sd lands, sd Joseph Thompson at any time, not exceeding 6 weeks after the date hereof, will publicly expose to sale the same lands to the highest bidder, and will divide the sale money among Joseph Thompson, John Hanson Jr, George Lee, Alexander Brown, John Hawkins, Benjamin Philpott, Joseph Aderton, Enock Magruder, and George Mason, and will return any surplus money to sd Samuel Barnes. Signed - Sam Barnes, Sarah Barker Barnes. Wit - Sam: Hanson*, Danl Jenifer*. Sd Sarah Barker Barnes relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Apr 22, 1772.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 195. Revd Richard Brown's Will,
      I, Richard Brown of CC, am of sound & disposing mind, memory, & understanding. Firstly, it is my desire that I be decently buried by the side of my first wife, without parade, according to the rites of the Church of england.
      To my two daughters Ann & Elizabeth - all that part of a tract of land called Rich Hill, which I bought of William Courts, late of CC, to be equally divided between them. But if either of my daughters dies without lawful issue, then the whole of the sd part of the tract of land to go to the surviving daughter. And if the surviving daughter shall also die without lawful issue, then the afd land to be sold, the money arising from the sale thereof to be equally divided among all my children who shall be living at the time of such sale, my son John always "accepted".
      To my son Richard - all that part of a tract of land Dinyard, lying on [St] Clements Bay in St. Mary's Co. If my sd son dies without lawful heirs of his body, then I give sd land to the eldest son of my sd son Richard. I also give to sd Richard my whole share of one fourth part of a Mill seat, lying on the head of Clements Bay in St. Mary's Co, which share I bought of Joseph Walker. If my sd son Richard dies without lawful heirs of his body, I give the sd share of one fourth of a Mill seat to the eldest son of my son William who shall be living at the time.
      To my son Gustavus - all that tract of land called Pinner & Pinners enlargement, lying on the south side of Mattawoman Swamp.
      Whereas 1 have 3 aged slaves, to Wit, Tom boy, Abigail, & Nanny, it is my will that my executors provide for them out of my estate, to prevent them from wanting necessary clothing & food so long as they shall live. It is my will that the 2 Negroes I sometime ago put into the possession of my son-in-law William Magruder, to wit, Jude & easter, serve him, sd William Magruder, until they arrive to the age of 21 years, after which the sd Negroes shall be free. I also give sd William Magruder the Negroes called Kate, Henny, and Beck, daughter of Hannah, until they arrive at age 31 years, at which time, it is my will that they shall be free. Further, I want the offspring of each of the Negroes afd, on serving sd Magruder to the age of 31 years, shall be free. To my son Robert - my Negro blacksmith called Carrol.
      To my grandson Richard, son of Robert - a boy called Nace.
      To my daughter Ann - I want my 2 Negroes, Tom & Lett, to
      serve Ann for 7 years, to commence from the day of my death. After 7 years, afd Negroes to be set free. also give Ann the Negroes called Silvia, Milly, & Abigal, the daughters of Lett, until they arrive at age 31 years, after which they shall be free.
      To my son Richard - my Negroes called Dick & Liverpool, for 7 years starting at the day of my death; atter 7 years, they shall be free.
      To my daughter Elizabeth my Negroes Charles and Milly, for 7 years, after which, they shall be free. Also my Negro boy called Harry & my negro girl Molly, until they arrive at age 31 years, and after, they shall be free. It is my will that all the offspring of Molly shall be free, as they shall respectively arrive at age 31 years.
      To my son William my Negroes Neptune & Hannah, for 7 years, after which, they shall be free. And as they have been faithful slaves & Hannah is infirm, it is my request that my son William treat them in such manner as he knows will be pleasing to me. I also give the Negro called will to my son William, to keep him as a slave during life, or to set him free, at the option of my son William.
      Whereas there is a bond granted to me by my son Gustavus for more than 1200 £sterling, which bond is lodged with my factor in Scotland, I want that no interest shall be demanded of my sd son Gustavus which may have arisen or which shall arise on the sd bond from the date thereof to the day of my death, I want the principal of sd bond, with the interest arising thereon, from the day of my death, until fraul be divided among all my daughters, married & single, so as to make all and each of then equal, and be it remembered that whatever I have given or shall hereafter give, during my life, to any of my daughters, shall be considered as so much of their portions paid & that those that have received the least in my lifetime are to be paid in such proportion after my death as will make all their portions equal.
      To my son Gustavus - my 14 silver spoons marked AvB, and which were my father's.
      To my daughter Ann - the silver soup spoon & the 12 table spoons marked RHB in cipher, and I want a silver soup spoon & 12 silver spoons of eual value, be bought for my daughter Elizabeth by my executors-
      To my 2 sons, Alexander & Robert - whatever money of mine shall appear to remain in the hands of Cuthbert Bullett, esq in Prince William County, Virginia, to be equally divided between them.
      To my son William & all my daughters - all other moneys in tobacco remaining to my estate, either here or in Scotland or elsewhere, to be equally divided between them.
      To my son William - my house clock and all my family pictures. Also, one third of my library and allow him to make choice of the books. I will that my other children be allowed to choose out of the residue of my library such books as they may think proper, but they shall account with my executors for the books taken. I will that the rest of my library be sold and the sale money to be equally divided among all my daughters.
      To my wife Catharine - I want the part of a tract of land called Rich Hill, which I have bequeathed to my daughters Ann & Elizabeth, be burthened with the payment of 1000 lbs of crop tobacco to my wife Catharine, yearly, during her life, which burthen shall be discharged by the payment of 500 lbs of crop tobacco by my daughter Ann & 500 lbs of crop tobacco by my daughter Elizabeth, yearly & once every year, to my sd wife, during her life.
      To my wife Catharine and my daughters Ann & Elizabeth - my household furniture not already devised, and all my horses, cattle, hogs, & sheep, to be equally divided between them.
      Whereas my son John, while he lived with me, applied various large sums of money & tobacco of mine to his own use, contrary to my desire & without my consent or knowledge, I want my executors to discover the amount of such sums and try to recover the same, & when recovered, that my sd executors divide the same equally between my sons Alexander & Robert
      If any disputes arise concerning the settlement of my estate between any 2 of my children (except my son John) will that my executors bring such disputes before one of the judges of the General Court of Maryland & obtain his opinion in writing, which will be final,
      Executors: my brother Gustavus Richard Brown and my son William Brown and my son-in-law William Magruder_
      Signed Jun 30, 1789 - Riche Brown. Wit - Ann Hanson, Jane Hawkins Sr, Jean Hawkins Jr, John Campbell, Hwbet, S. Hawkins.
      Probated on Oct 12, 1789 by Ann Hanson & Henry Smith Hawkins, two of the witnesses, and by Doctor Gustavus Richard Brown, Doctor William Brown, & William Magruder, joint executors.
      On Oct 26, 1789, Letters Testamentary were granted to all 3 executors; their securities were Matthew Blair & Robert Fergusson,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 408-208: BARNES PURCHASE: 348 acres; Possession of - 348 Acres - Escheat: : Surveyed for Godshall Barnes, 23 March 1726, beginning at a bounded Hickory and a Locust Post. Escheat: Other notes - {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: 335-12: 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,