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

Thomas Blanford

Male 1680 - 1749  (69 years)


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  • Name Thomas Blanford 
    Born 1680  Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Aug 1749  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010595  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 

    Father Thomas Blanford,   b. 1648, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1698, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Tabitha Wight,   b. 1647, Metfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1700/01, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1678  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Beaven,   b. Abt 1681, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1702  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Blanford,   b. Abt 1703, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Charles Beaven Blanford,   b. Abt 1705, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1782, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. John Blanford,   b. 1709, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Sarah Blanford,   b. 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Martha Blanford,   b. 1723, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Tabitha Blanford,   b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     7. Margaret Blanford,   b. Abt 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F03148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BLANFORD, THOMAS,, Prince George's County, planter. 17 Jun, 1749 7 Aug, 1749
      To son Charles Blanford, my lands In Charles Co.: The "Ruden", "Shanking Point," and pt, of "Hirkley [Hickory] Thickett."
      To son John Blanford, pt. of "Brook Chance" 200 A., and tract called "Timberland."
      To wife Sarah Blanford, my dwelling plantation,
      To grand-son Philip Edelen, and daus. Tabitha Mitchell, Margaret Hagar and Martha Clackson, of 400 A.
      To son John Blanford, after his mother"s decease, the above-mentioned land called "Shrusbury Plains," 150 A.
      To dau. Tabitha Mitchell, pt. of "Widow"s Trouble", 360 A. laid out by Isaac Brooks, beginning at the end of 61 perches on the 8th line of original tract,
      To daus. Margaret Hagan and Martha Clackson, pt. of "Widow's Trouble."
      To grand-son Edelen, land pt. of sd. tract on southeast side of Mataapanigh(?);[Mattapany] 100 A.
      Grand-son Philip Edelen.
      To wife Sarah Blanford, at decease of sd. wife, my personal estate to be equally divided bet. my 7 child.: Charles, John, Mary Edelen, Sarah Clackson, Tabitha Mitchell, Margaret Hagan and Martha Clackson.
      Wife, extx,,
      Wit: James Benton, Nathaniel Banten (Ranten?), Henry Boone. MCW 27.13
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      Blanford, Thomas, Prince George's County, 18th Nov., 1695; 28th Apr., 1698.
      Wife Tabitha,, extx, and sole legatee of estate during life,
      To 5 child., viz., Thomas, Jean, Eliza, Grace, and Martha estate at death of wife afsd.
      Overseers: Sam'l Magruder, Wm. Mills, Edward Willett.
      Test: Sam'l Copeland., Francis Hagot, Geo. Jackson. 6.77.
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      Blanford, Eliza:, Prince George's County, 27th June, 1709; 9th Apr., 1710.
      To sister Martha Lamar, personalty due testator by brother, Richard Beven. (brother in law)
      To brother Thomas, ex. and hrs., residue of estate.
      Test: Francis Sandberry, William Harbin. 13 .3
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      Elisabeth Blanford 31.139 I PG 26.7.0 May 20 1710
      Appraisers: Francis Sandsbury, William Herben (also William Herban).
      Mentions: Richard Bennet.
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      Elisabeth Blanford 31.139 A PG 26.7.0 16.15.4 May 20 1710
      Executor: Thomas Blanford.
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      Col. William Barton 34.109 A PG 1479,12.1 2010.19,8 Apr 9 1713
      Received from: Thomas Brooke, Esq., James Kingsbury, Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Col. Ninian Beall, Samuell Taylor, John Cole, Capt, Emms per Capt. Hide, Col. Thomas Greenfield, Thomas Smithl John Niokell, John Dorsett, Richard Weaver, Francis Sandobury, John Summers, Jos. Towgood, Hugh Ryley, Humphry Ward, Thomas Palmer, Dr. Richard Pile, Robert Brooke, John Lashley, Simon Nichalls, William Ludwell, Gilbert Marsh, Thomas Blanford, Theophilus Bushop, Richard Lancaster, Benjamin Wheeler, Nicholas Davis.
      Payments to: James Stoddert on account of John Hunt, James Stoddert on account of William Hutchison, Dr, Hepburn, Col. Seymour, Capt. Keysar & Wharton,, Capt. John Hyde, Marmaduke Scott, Robert Brooke, Mr. John Hunt, Luke Gardh, Capt, Richard Smith, Mary Boyd, George Harriss, Mr. Robert Owen, Mr, John Bradford, Thomas Markin, Mrs, Wright, Mr. Charles Carroll, William Wilkinson, Jane Crofts, Abram Clarke, Vestry of Queen Anne Parish, Griffeth Jones. William Tallard, Mrs, Mason, Joseph Dewell, John Beall, Joseph Perry, Frances Durham, Marsham Warring, Thomas Beall, William Taylor per Portobacco Vestry, Michaell Martin, John Vaudrey, Mr. James Heath, administrator of John Gandy, Henry Buttelor, Col. Thomas Greenfield.
      Legatees: wife (unnamed) of Capt, John Murdock, Basill Warring, wife (unnamed) of William Howard.
      Mentions: Henry Thickpenny (orphan), William Forrest (orphan), Lucy Forrest (orphan), Mr. Murdock,
      Executrix: Sarah Haddock, wife of Mr. James Haddock,
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      John Wheat 32C.150 I 21.9.6 Sep 20 1711
      Appraisers: Thomas Blanford, John Boone.
      Creditors: Jeremiah Perdue.
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      Bassil Brook 32B.177 I 46.10.6 Jun 22 1711 Jul 14 1711
      Appraisers: Thomas Blanford, John Boone.
      Creditors: John Smith, William Joseph.
      Executor: John Brooke.
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      Murphy Ware 30.208 I 39.15.3 May 10 1707
      Appraisers: Thomas Blanford, Richard Beaven (also Richard Bevan).
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      Beavan, Mary, Prince George's Co., 28th Apr., 1712; 13th June, 1713.
      Richard Marrsham, ex. and sole legatee of estate-, real and personal.
      Test: Thos. Blanford, Sarah Blanford. 13. 513.
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      Culver, Henry, planter, Prince George's County, 27th Feb., 1729; 26th March, 1730.
      To son Henry, personalty; sd. son having bound himself (13th Nov., 1729) to make over 2 tracts, viz. 350 A. "The Addition to Culvert's Chance" and 50 A. lower end of Culver's Chance"; sd. 2 tracts are bequeathed to son William and hrs.; he dying without issue, to be divided between daus. Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Monica, Catherine and Elinor and their hrs.; sd. William not to sell, mortgage or encumber any pt. thereof.
      To dau. Elinor Brook 40s.
      To dau. Mary and hrs., "Littleworth," adj. tract now in poss. of Thomas Blanford; she dying without issue, to be divided bet. son William and daus. Sarah, Margaret, Monica, Catherine and Elinor or the survivors.
      To son William at age of 21 and daus. Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Momica, Anne and Elinor at age of 16 or marriage, personalty.
      To wife Catherine, extx., use of "Woodbridge" and testator's share of "Pitcheroft" during widowhood; slid. she marry, 1/,3 interest in sd. tracts during life; and to divide with all her child. residue of estate; shd. wife die during minority of child. or marry a Protestant, child. with their estate to care of son Henry and trustees,
      Overseers: John Boon, Charles Bevan
      Test: John Adams, James Hall, Henry Smith. 20,14,
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      Taylor, John, planter, Prince George's County, 17th Jan., 1736; 29th Nov., 1738.
      To son John and hrs., 30 A. south of dwelling.
      To son James and hrs., 30 A. and personalty.
      To son Thomas and daus. Mary and Ann, personalty.
      To wife Unice, extx,, 30 A. with the dwelling house during life, at her decease to youngest son Thomas and hrs., and residue of personal estate.
      Test: Thomas Blanford, Sr., John Blanford, Richard Parker, 22.60.
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      Beaven, Charles, Prince George's County, 20th June, 1698; 21st June, 1699.
      To wife Mary, plantation during life and land Her Grove adjoining thereto.
      to son Richard and hrs., sd land at death of wife.,
      to Charles and daus. Sarah and Margaret equally, 600 A., "Hickory Thicket", in Chas. Co.,
      to daus. Eliza: and Catherine, personalty. wife afsd.,
      extx., personal estate jointly with children.
      Test, Jas. Watts, David Hewes, Jno. Gibbons. 6.285
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      STEVENS (or STEVINS), Henry, Prince George's Co. 21 Jul, 1752 13 Sep, 1752
      To my beloved sons Gabrel and John Stevens, tract of land called "Widow's Trouble," bought of Thos. Blandford, dec'd, to be equally divided; the dwelling place I now live on for John, and the place where the blacksmith shop stands for Gabriel.
      To wife Blanch Stevins, pexsonalty.
      Balance to children: Lucy, Keziah, Susanna, Soloman and Absolom Stevins.
      To son Solomon Stevins, blacksmith tools.
      Wife Blanch Stevins, extx.
      Wit: Jno. Loggins, Elizabeth Loggins, Mary Castle.
      Eld, son Benjamin Stevens, had left his father before his death, nor was returned at. the time of proving the foregoing will, nor any account to be given to him as the declaration of the widow of the dec'd. 28.3811
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 85: Indenture, 28 Oct 1703
      From: Thomas Brooke, Esq'r of Prince George's County
      To: Thomas Blandford, planter of Prince George's County
      For 30L a 209 acre parcel of a tract of land called Brooke Chance in Prince George's County; bounded by Brooke Creek
      Signed: Thos. Brooke
      Witnessed: Wm. Hutchison and Josiah Willson
      Memorandum: 16 Oct 1703 Thomas Brooke, Esq'r came before Wm. Hutchison and James Stoddart acknowledging deed
      Memorandum: 29 Oct 1703 Madam Barbara Brooke, wife of Thomas, acknowledged deed before John Wight and Rob't Bradly
      Alienation: 28 Oct 1703 the sum of 8s/4p paid by Thomas Blandford

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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 367
      30 Aug 1720; Recorded at request of Thomas Blandford, planter:
      19 May 1720; Indenture from James Stoddert of Prince George's County, Gent., to Thomas Blandford, planter; for 80; a parcel called Ruden on the west side of the Patuxent River; bounded by Zachia Branch, land formerly surveyed for one Jordan, and a main branch of Zachia; containing 270 acres; /s/ James Stoddert; wit. Abell Collyer, Charles Yates, James Stoddert, Jr.; Thomas Blandford paid 80; 4 Jun 1720 ack. by James Stoddert, Jr., Gent., and Elizabeth his wife before Jos. Belt, Thos. Spriggs, Prince George's Co.; certification of Belt and Spriggs as Justices; dated 10 Jun 1720
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 151.
      At the request of Thomas Blanford of PPrince Georges County, planter, the following deed was recorded this Aug 12, 1724.
      Jun 23, 1724 from Owen Read of CC, tanner,: to Thomas Blanford of Prince Georges County, planter, ,for 5 , all the tract of land called SNEAKING POINT in CC near the head of Zachia Swamp, bounded by side of one of the forks of sd swamp near Mr. James Stoddart's land and now in the possession of Thomas Blanford, containing and laid out for about 20 acres. Signed - Owen Read. Wit - Tho Addison*, Edwd (El his mark) Jenkins.
      Aug 10, 1724. This day Sarah Read, being privately examined by me, acknowledged the within deed. Signed - Fran Marbory.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 299
      Enrolled at request of Mrs. Barbara Brooke, certificate, 25 Jun 1731:
      Thomas Blandford and John Boone "(being person neither indebted or otherwise interested in Baker Brook or Thomas Brooke, orphans of Thomas Brooke, Esq., nor in Mrs. Barbara Brooke, guardian and nominated by Leonard Hollyday, Gent. one of the Justices here for the purpose)" certify examination of the plantation according to Act of the Assembly; /s/ Thomas Blandford, John Boone
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 519 - 526
      Special Petition of Alexander Contee 4th Tues in Nov:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Robert Bradly, William Beanes, Thomas Clagett, Jr. and Richard Keene, Gent; regarding boundaries of 3 parcels being parts of Brookefield, The Gores, and Hargrove; depositions follow:
      9 Jul 1731; Thomas Truman Greenfield, age 49 years; mentions Thomas Brooke, Esq., Col. Thomas Greenfield and Alexander Contee
      9 Jul 1731; Richard Bevan, planter, age 53; mentions house of Alexander Contee called The Studdy; /s/ Richard Bevan
      9 Jul 1731; Thos. Blanford, planter, age ca 53; mentions Esq. Brooke's mill, Samuel West and Hugh Jones; /s/ Thos Blanford
      9 Jul 1731; Francis Sandsbury, planter, age ca 70; mentions plantation where Nicholas Brumley now lives, Thomas Bridges, Col. Ninian Beall, the plantation called The Farm; deponent declares he has been in the country almost 53 years and he served 6 years on The Farm; also mentions Brookes Mill; /s/ Francis Sansbury (mark)
      Thomas Wall, age 67, states he has known bounds for 30 years; that he was a chain carrier when the land was surveyed and that he served his time with Thomas Brooke, Esq. and has been free about 46 years; 2 Jun 1732; /s/ Thomas Wall (mark)
      Nick Davis, planter, age ca 40 years; mentions 20 years age that Thomas Brooke, Esq., dec'd, and this deponent's father identified tree; /s/ Nicholas Davis (mark)
      Col. Leonard Hollyday, age near ca 40; states he has dwelled on part of a tract of Brookefield about 16-17 years; mentions Philip Lee, Capt. Saml. Posey, Thomas Smith and Alexd. Contee; also a tract formerly belonging to Nicholas Sewell called Bodkin's Quarter; /s/ Leonard Hollyday
      2 Jun 1732; Thomas Brooke, age ca 47; mentions Daniel Dulany, Esq., Philip Lee, Esq. and Bodkin's Quarter; /s/ Thos. Brooke
      Special Petition of Richard Lee, Alexander Contee and James Russell 4th Tues Nov 1730:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Robert Bradly, William Beanes, Thomas Clagett, Jr. and Richard Keene, Gent.; regarding boundaries of 3 parcels of land in Nottingham Town; depositions follow:
      7 Jul 1731; Thomas Hodgkin, age ca 32; states he laid out 2 acres of land in Nottingham Town exclusive of 40 foot square laid out for James Russell; 2 acres being laid out for Richard Lee; mentions Patuxent River and Hugh Taylor; /s/ Thos. Hodgkin
      7 Jul 1731; Capt. James Greenfield, age ca 46; mentions Capt. Richard Read and land formerly laid out for Capt. George Harris, Dr. Claudius and Hugh Taylor's Old Stable; /s/ James Greenfield
      7 Jul 1731; Alexander Magruder, age ca 60; mentions above
      7 Jul 1731; Morris Morris, age ca 56; mentions Hugh Taylor, Thomas Kennistone about 34 years ago and Thomas Brooke
      7 Jul 1734; Col. Thomas Truman Greenfield, age ca 49; mentions standing on the bank of the Patuxent by Capt. Richard Reed's and the easternmost corner tree of 3 acres formerly laid out by this deponent for Capt. George Harris as an Addition to Nottingham Town; this is the north east corner of the 1-- acres formerly laid out for the town; /s/ T. T. Greenfield
      Recorded 23 Aug 1732
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      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 510.
      Deed, recorded at the request of Sarah Clarkson. I, Thomas Blandford of PG, planter, for the natural affection that I have for my daughter, Sarah Clarkson of PG, Gentlewoman, and for divers other good causes, grant to the sd Sarah Clarkson, part of a tract of land called Thomas & Sarah, lying in PG, containing about 265 acres. Signed Feb 13, 1745/46 - Thomas Blanford. Wit - Tobitha Blandford, Henry (h his mark) Stephens, John Hawkins Jr*, Luke Marbury*. Sarah, wife of the afd Thomas Blandford, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Mar 5, 1745/46.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 512.
      [Blank month and day] 1740, from Thomas Blanford of PG, planter, to Heanry Steavens (Henry Stevens) of PG, planter, for 6000 lbs of good, sound, merchantable tobacco, part of a tract of land called the Widows Trouble, lying in PG, bounded by where Gabril Parcurs SW line of Piscataway forrest intersects the land of Edward Owens, which James Brooke sold him, it being part of the afd Widows Trouble, containing 100 acres. Signed - Thomas Blandford. Wit - Tobitha Blandford, Luke Marbury*, Jo. Hawkins Jr*. Sarah, wife of the afd Thomas Blandford, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Mar 8, 1745/46.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 514.
      I, Thomas Blandford of PG, planter, for the natural love that I have for my grandson, Thomas Edelin the 3rd of Charles County, planter, and for divers other good causes, I confirm to sd Thomas Edelen the third, part of a tract of land called Thomas and Sarah, lying in PG, containing about 250 acres. Signed Feb 13, 1745/46 - Thomas Blandford. Wit - Tobitha Blandford, Henry (h his mark) Stevens. Sarah, wife of the afd Thomas Blandford, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land before PG JPs Jo Hawkins Jr and Luke Marbury. [No recording date stated].
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 330-204: RUDEN: 270 acres; Possession of - 270 Acres - Stoddert, James: Surveyed 10 Aug 1694 for William Barton lying on the West side Patuxent river beginning at a bound Spanish oak in the fork of Zachia Swamp.: Other notes - 270 Acres - Thomas Blanford from James Stoddert; 19 May 1720, This land is again charged Folio 331 (mm note: record appears again next page no additional info).
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 399-141: SNEAKING POINT: 20 acres; Possession of - 20 Acres - Blanford, Thomas : Surveyed 21March 1719 for Owen Reid near the head of Zachia swamp beginning at a bounded White Oak: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 20 Acres - Thomas Blanford from Owen Reid; 10 June 1724.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 396-121: SNEAKING POINT: 20 acres; Possession of - 20 Acres - Reid, Owen : Surveyed 21 March 1719 for Owen Reed beginning at a bounded White Oak standing by the side of one of the forks of the said swamp near Mr. James Stoddert's Land (entered again folio 399): Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Entered again folio 399.

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