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

Christopher Edelen

Male 1682 - 1771  (89 years)


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  • Name Christopher Edelen 
    Born 1682  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I007583  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Richard Edelen,   b. 1639, Parish of St. Andrews, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1694, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Banton,   b. 1639, Parish of St. Andrews, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1694 and 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 29 Oct 1663  St. Peters Church, Pauls' Wharf, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      http://www.mudd.org/gen/pages/gedtohtml/ps01/ps01_435.htm
      Marriage allegation entered into on behalf of Richard Edelen and , Elizabeth Banton:, 29 October 1663, , "Which day appeared personally Thomas French of the Parish of st. , Peter near Paules Wharfe London Parish clerke and alleadged that , Richard Edelen of the Parish of St. Andrews undershaft London , Merchant aged about 24 years intendeth to marry with Elizabeth Banton , of the same parish spinster aged likewise 24 years or thereabouts and , soe at her owne disposal: of the truth of all which as alsoe that , there is no lawfull lett or impediment by reason of any precontract , affinity consanguinity or otherwise to hinder the sayd intended , marryage he made oath and prayed license for them to be marryed in , the parish of St. Peter aforesaid.", , (signed) Tho. French, , [Note from Crolian Edelen: The church of St. Peter was destroyed , [can't make out] license is among the records of the Bishop of London. , The license and marriage usually happened on the same day.]
    Family ID F02612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Jones,   b. 4 Jan 1691/92, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1707  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Edelen,   b. Abt 1706, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Aug 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Christopher Edelen,   b. Between 1707 and 1723, Prince George's County, Marylandd Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Elizabeth Edelen,   b. 10 Oct 1708, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
     4. Anne Edelen,   b. 1 Sep 1710, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. John Edelen,   b. 16 Dec 1712, "Dublin", King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1786, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Richard Edelen,   b. 4 Aug 1715, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Catherine Edelen,   b. 1716, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jane Edelen,   b. 12 Dec 1718, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Sep 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)
     9. Benjamin Edelen,   b. 5 Dec 1720, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F04921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      EDELEN, CHRISTOPHER SR., Prince George's Co. 22 Sept 1770; 19 Dec. 1771
      Wife Jane.
      Children: Christopher, Anne Garner, John, Richard, Elizabeth Wheeler, Catherine.
      Grandson James Edelen,
      Legacy to Catherin Stonestreet dau, of Eleanor Stonestreet.
      Tract: Mayor's Choice.
      Exs. wife Jane and son John.
      Wit: Francis Jenkins, Edward Jenkin, George Dyer. 38.524
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      Edelen Richard, St. Mary's County, 5th March, 1694; 31st July, 1694.
      To son Richard and hrs., 100 A. bought from Maj. Boarman, and 86 A., "Saint Christopher."
      to sons Edward and Christopher and hrs., 200 A., Dublin, in Chas. County, equally.
      to son Thomas, 250 A. (unnamed) surveyed by Wm, Humphery.
      To dau, Catharine, personalty.
      Plantation to be equally divided among sd. 5 child.
      Test: Jno. Dowling, Jas. Jagan, Bowling Speake. 7.849
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      William Lee 9.335 A PG 19.8.10 25.8.6 Apr 4 1729
      Payments to: Mr. Edward Edelen, Mr. Thomas Edelen, Sr., Charles Calvert, Esq., Peter Dent, William Penson.
      Heirs (children): John, Margret, Mary, William, James, Anne Lee.
      Administrator: Christopher Edelen.
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      Thomas Smith 31,373 PG 19.14.6 Nov 6 1745
      Appraisers: Thomas Dyer, William Norton.
      Mentions: John Tolson,
      Administrator/Executor: Christopher Edelen.
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      EDELIN, EDWARD, Prince George's Co. 2 Feb, 1755; 30 Mar, 1756
      Children: Sarah Pye, James.
      Grandchildren: Walter Pye, Samuel, Henry, Catherine and Sarah Queen; Catherine, Edw., Elizabeth, Mary and Catherine Solome Edelin; Margaret Pye,
      Bro: Christopher Edelin
      Land formerly belonging to Thomas Middleton, "Pinner" lying In Piscataway, "Dublin," "Thomas Chance."
      Ex: James Edelin and John Noble.
      Wit: Benjamin Musgrove, John Baynes. 30.58
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 69
      Enrolled at request of George Noble 13 Nov 1726:
      Indenture, 9 July 1726; Between Thomas Edelin, planter, and George Noble, merchant; Edelin and Noble together with Richard Edelin, Edward Edelin and Christopher Edelin on 10 Nov 1715 for 48,000# tobacco according to their several proportional rights unto Thomas Randall and James Edgerton all that tract called Calvert alias Elizabeth Manor on the south side of Piscataway Creek of 3,000 acres (excepting 600 acres belonging to James Neale in right of his wife); Thomas Edelin purchased 1/6 part, George Noble purchased the right of 5/12th parts, Richard Edelin 1/6th part, Edward Edelin 1/8th part and Christopher Edelin 1/8th part; unable to make division; this indenture Thomas Edelin for 20,000# tobacco paid by Noble to Thomas Randall and James Edgerton for the said Noble's 5/12th part ack. himself satisfied grants for himself and his heirs to George Noble all that tract being part of Calvert alias Elizabeth Manor; mentions the main road from Piscataway to Portobacco and 600 acres Noble had purchased from Daniel Dulaney, Esq.; /s/ Tho. Edelin, Sr.; wit. Notley Rozer, Tho. Addison; 9 Jul 1726 ack. by Thomas Edelin
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 226
      Enrolled at request of Edward Edelin 22 Aug 1727
      Indenture, 27 Jul 1727; Between Christopher Edelin and Jane his wife and Dr. Robert Innis and Elizabeth his wife of one part and Edward Edelin, carpenter; Moses Jones bequeathed the moiety of land called Thomas' Chance to his son Thomas Jones who died intestate and without heirs; then to Moses' son Notley Jones who died intestate and without heirs; it became the right of Jane and Elizabeth Jones, sisters to sd. Thomas and Notley Jones; this indenture for and in consideration of a tract called Dublin and 10 convey to Edward their part of Thomas' Chance; containing 100 acres of land; Is! Christopher Edelin, Joan Edelin (mark), Robt. Innis, Elizabeth Innis (mark); wit. George Noble, John Magruder; ack- 27 Jul 1727 by Christopher Edelin and Jane his wife, Dr. Robert Innes and Elizabeth his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 333
      Enrolled at request of Christopher Edelin 22 Oct 1728:
      Indenture; Between John Middleton of one part and Ralph Marlow and Christopher Edelin; Ralph and Christopher bound with sd. John in a bound to William Digges for 207.16.7; assignment of Negroes, cattle, servants [Robert Wharton and James Tingle with his wife Jane], horses, etc.; 14 Feb 1727/8; /s/ John Middleton; wit. John Davison, William Marlow (mark)
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 478
      Special Petition of Robert Wade 28 Mar 1732:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to John Hawkins, Sr., Joseph Noble, Joseph Newton and Thomas Owen; regarding boundaries of Stony Harbor On the north side of Tinker's Run:
      John Lanham, Sr., age ca 74 years; mentions Capt. Wade, Thos. Dickinson
      Thomas Middleton, Sr., age ca 55; mentions William Hunter 7-8 years ago with Zach. Wade, Wm. ' Penson, John Hawkins, Sr.; also Maj. John Wheeler
      [Several following pages of testimony by Thomas Middleton mentions land "my son now lives on" and my father-in-law Thomas Dickinson, Sr.; Middleton and Lanham continue mentioning John Piggman, Richard Lanham, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Wade, Daniel Jenkins' plantation, Pouth. Stonestreet, James Kendall, Nehemiah Wade, Robert Wade, Jr., Richard Edelen 40 years ago, and Mr. Hutchinson]
      Christopher Edelen, age ca 50; mentions 7-8 years ago 'my brother Richard, Mr. Wade, my brothers Thomas and Edward
      On the west side of Daniel Jenkins' plantation Francis Wheeler makes oath
      Recorded 28 Jun 1732
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 15. Recorded abt. December 1, 1749; Memorandum that on the special petition of Edward Edelen prefer to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 34th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietory Dominion ect., his said Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 8th day of April anno domine 1749. In these words following, Charles Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore etc. To Messr's John Hawkins, Jr., William Marbury, Benjamin Musgrove and George Fraser of Prince George's County, gentlemen. Greeting whereas Edward Edelen of this county is seized of a parcel of land called "Edelins Rest" preferred in his petition to our court held at Upper Marlborough Town the 4th Tuesday of May and the 34th year of our dominion etc., before Edward Sprigg to examine evidences to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land and to return your examination at the April county court held in the 34th year of our dominion. Issued April 8, 1749.
      Prince George's County, April 8, 1749 then came Mr. George Fraser and qualified himself to execute the within commission by taking oath of allegiance and sworn before John Hawkins
      Prince George's County, April 8, 1749 then came Mr. John Hawkins, Jr. and qualified himself to execute the within commission by taking oath of allegiance and sworn before George Fraser
      Prince George's County, April 8, 1749 then came Messr. William Marbury and Benjamin Musgrove and qualified themselves to execute the within commission by taking oath of allegiance and sworn before John Hawkins Jr.
      Advertisement; by virtue of a commission from Prince George's County court commissioning and empowering us the subscribers to examine evidences to prove and to perpetuate the memory of the bounds of a tract of land called "Edelins Rest" belonging to Mr. Edward Edelen we therefore agreeable to acts of assembly in such cases made and provided do hereby give public notice that we intend to meet at the house of Mr. Christopher Edelen on Thursday the 5th day of October next from thence to repair the said land in order to take the depositions of all such evidences as shall be offered given under our hands and seals this day of September Anno Dom 1749. Signed John Hawkins Jr., George Fraser, William Marbury, Benjamin Musgrove
      To the worshipful justices of Prince George's County whereas a commission dated April 8, 1749 directed us to prove and perpetuate the bounds of "Edelins Rest" we took the following depositions.
      Christopher Edelen, Senior aged 66 yrs declares that between 30 and 40 yrs ago this deponent was brought to the bounded locust post which he now stands on and in company with Mr. Archibald Edmonston who then acted as deputy surveyor for the County, Mr. John Jones and his brother Mr. Edward Edelen they began a survey for the land called "Edelins Rest". Given under our hands and seals, John Hawkins Jr., Benjamin Musgrove

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      Shirley Middleton Moller 2009-01-23 21:35:58
      Christopher Edelen (c. 1682-1771) was the youngest son of Richard and Elizabeth (Banton) Edelen, the immigrants. He inherited from his parents a portion of the estate "Dublin" just north of the town of Piscataway and made it his dwelling plantation4. This is the same tract of land as was inhabited by his brother Edward Edelen and his family, so they must have been neighbors. In 1707 he married Jane Jones, a daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Jones. At this time her father was deceased, and her mother had married Edward Edelen. Christopher Edelen and Jane Jones were married in the Church of England (otherwise know as Anglican, and later Episcopal Church) in St. John's Parish, Piscataway (ref 11). All of their children's births are also recorded here as well, establishing another line of Protestant Edelens.

      Children of Christopher and Jane (Jones) Edelen:

      Elizabeth Edelen married Clement Wheeler
      Anne Edelen married ____ Gardiner
      John Edelen married Sarah ____
      Richard Edelen married Sarah Stonestreet
      Benjamin Edelen
      Jane Edelen married Butler Stonestreet
      Christopher Edelen married Rebecca Johnson
      Eleanor Edelen married Edward Stonestreet
      Catherine Edelen

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