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

Joseph Belt

Male 1680 - 1761  (81 years)


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  • Name Joseph Belt 
    Born 1680  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1761  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010777  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father John Belt,   b. 1645, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1698, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth {Unproven} Ramsey,   b. 1656,   d. 14 Dec 1737, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1679  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hester Beall,   b. 1687, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1706  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Belt,   b. 13 Mar 1706/07, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)
     2. Anne Belt,   b. 1708, Leeland, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Rachel Belt,   b. 13 Dec 1711, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years)
     4. Joseph Belt,   b. 19 Dec 1717, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Thomas Belt,   b. Bef 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     6. Tobias Belt,   b. 20 Aug 1720, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Mary Belt,   b. 24 Dec 1722, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)
     8. Jeremiah Belt,   b. 4 Mar 1723/24, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Humphrey Rev. Belt,   b. Bef 1727, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     10. James Belt,   b. 23 Jul 1727, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F06785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margery Wight,   b. 1704, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Between 1732 and 1736  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1727, after Hester's death, Col. Joseph Belt m. widow Margery Sprigg, daughter of Captain John Wright (FMMB, 49-50).
    Children 
     1. Margery Belt,   b. Abt 1737, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F07103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BELT, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co. 14 Jun, 1761; 14 Sept 1761
      To wife Margery, 1/2 dwelling plantation
      To son Humphry Belt, remainder, called "Chelsea Hohim [Home]".
      To son John Belt,
      To grand-son Joseph Sprigg, for the occupation of his mother Rachel Sprigg, slaves; at her decease, to her sons Osburn and Thomas SprIgg.
      To dau. Mary Pindle, 10 lbs. money.
      To dau. Margery Lyles, 5 s. currency.
      To son Tobias Belt, 2 slaves.
      To son Jeremiah Belt, land in Prince George's Co. called "Good Luck" and "The Addition to Good Luck".
      To grand-son Richard Belt, son of Jeremiah, slaves.
      To children of son Joseph Belt: 1/2 pt. of tract lying In Frederick Co. called "Chevy Chase"; other pt. of sd. tract unto William Belt. divided by Edward Sprigg and Humphrey Belt.
      To sd. Thomas Belt, 10 hogs and 10 head of cattle,
      To Wm. Belt. slaves, All slaves on the sd. plantation, or tract of land called "Chevy Chase", to be divided as near In value as may be, between grand-children: Charles, Elizabeth, Anne and Joseph Belt, children of son Thomas.
      To Thomas Belt,, tract in Frederick Co. called "Seneca Hills".
      To grand-son Joseph Belt, son of my son Joseph Belt, land In Frederick Co. called "Friendship".
      To dau.-In-law Anne Belt, late of son Joseph, tract. called "Thompson's Lot", lying near dwelling plantation of John Sprigg.
      Mentions. grand-son Wm. and Joseph Belt., sons of son Joseph Belt;
      Anne Belt, widow of son Joseph,, Jr.,. dec'd.
      Exs: Edward Sprigg and Humphrey Belt.
      Wit: J. SprIgg, Joseph Ray, John Perry. 31.414
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      Col. Joseph Belt 75.193 PG 2209.6.7 Nov 13 1761 Dec 18 1761
      Appraisers: Richard Ducket, Thomas Williams.
      Creditors: Jeremiah Belt, John Sprigg.
      Next of kin: Jeremiah Belt, Jr., John Belt, Jr.
      Executor: Humphry Belt.
      ===
      From the Maryland Gazette

      BELT, Col. Joseph, died Friday night last [June 26) at his plantation in P. G. Co,, aged 86 years. His death is supposed to have been occasioned by grief for the death of his son a few weeks before. (July 2, 1761) Edward Belt and Humphrey Belt are executors, (Sept, 17., 1761)
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      Lamb, Elizabeth, A. A. County, 1st Aug., 1737; 14th Dec., 1737.
      To sons John, Joseph, Benjamin and Jeremiah Belt, 20s. each,
      to daus. Charity Mullakin, Sarah Harwood and Margaret Watkins, 20s. each.
      to son-in-law Nicholas Watkins, ex... 25.
      to granddau. Mary Norwood, personalty.
      to grandson Nicholas Watkins and hrs., entire estate; shd. sd. grandson die before he attains age of 20, estate to pass to two granddaus. Elizabeth and Anne Watkins,
      Test: Samuel Smith, George Taylor, Edward Scott. 21. 815.
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      Mrs. Elisabeth Lamb 23.213 AA 282.19.4 Aug 5 1738
      Appraisers: Thomas Stockett, Fardinand Batte.
      Creditors: Jeremiah Belt, Samuell Chew.
      Next of kin: Joseph Belt, Jeremiah Belt.
      Executor: Nicholas Watkins.
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      Elisabeth Lamb 16.351 A AA 282.19.1 86.5.9 Dec 7 1738
      Received from: Mr. Charles Rogers (merchant in London).
      Payments to: Jeremiah Belt, Zachey Maccubbin, William Rogers, Zachy Maccubbin.
      Legatees: Mary Norwood, Joseph Belt, John Belt, Jeremiah Belt, Benjamin Belt,
      Charity Mullakin, Sarah Harwood, Margaret Watkins (wife of accountant),
      accountant.
      Executor: Nicholas Watkins.
      ===
      William Howarton 8.237 A PG 19.18.9 37.8.3 Jul 19 1723
      Payments to: Robert Levett.
      Administrator: Joseph Belt.
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      Thomas Harris 13.209 PG 122.17.6 Aug 2 1728 Sep 27 1728
      Appraisers: John Beall, Sr., Thomas Evans.
      Creditors: Joseph Belt.
      Next of kin: Thomas Harris (son), "no other of age".
      Administratrix/Executrix: Rachell Harris
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      Thomas Harris 9,374 A PG 122,17,6 22,4.2 Jun 12 1729
      Received from; Mr, Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Richard Pickleton,
      Mordecai Mitchel, John Riggens.
      Payments to: Col, Joseph Belt, Mr. Alexander Contee, Mr. Peter Dent, Charles Calvert, Esq.
      Executrix: Rachel Harris (relict),
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      Beall, Ninian, Prince George's County, 15th Jan., 1717; 28th Feb.~ 1717.
      To son Geo. and hrs., 480 A., "Rock of Dumbarton" on Rock Creek, and personalty.
      To son Charles and hrs., 1,000 A., "Dunn Back" on Watts Creek., S. side Gr. Choptank, and personalty.
      To granddau. Mary Beall and hrs. (dau. of son Ninian, deceased), after payment of legacies, 1/2 of personal est., also that part of "Bacon Hall" lying on a, side of road to "Mt. Calvert, " and to have her share at marriage.
      To grandson Samuel Beall, ex., and hrs., water mill on Collington Branch and remaining part of "Bacon Hall," providing that at 21 yrs. he makes over to afsd. Mary Beall a tract of land called "Sams Beginning" on S. side of sd. road to "Mt. Calvert." Shd. he die before he be of age to convey land afsd., then the entire tract of "Bacon Hall" is bequeathed to sd. granddau. Mary Beall.
      To son-in-law Andrew Hambleton, personalty.
      To son-in-law Joseph Belt and hrs.,, 245 A., "Good Luck,"-' he to allow to heirs of testator 4,000 lbs. tobacco.
      Two grandchildren of deceased son Ninian to be cared for and educated.
      Test. directs that a tract of 400 A. "The Recovery." in the Freshes of Patuxent R., at head of Weston Branch, and adj. land bequeathed to Joseph Belt, be sold for payment of debts,
      Sons Charles, Joseph Belt and Geo. to aid executor until he arrives at age of 21 yrs.
      Test; John Busey, Rebecca Getward, Ed. Willet. 14. 504.
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      Hamilton, Andrew, Prince George's County, 23rd Oct., 1718; 24th June, 1719.
      To wife Mary, extx., 1/3 estate, real and personal, during life, residue to child - and unborn child -. Division to be made by James Stoddert and Thomas Addison, overseers.
      Test: Hon. Thos. Addison, Jos. Belt, Henry Crampton, Anne Renshaw. 15, 172
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      Whyte, Bernard, Gentleman, Prince George County, 20th. May, 1720; 25th June, 1720.
      To wife Elliner, extx., and dau. Anne and their hrs., personal estate, equally, dau's portion to be pd, to her at legal age or marriage, shd. she die during minority her portion to pass to nearest surviving relative of testator, in England or elsewhere.
      Testator desires that John Courts, of Charles Co.,, make over the land for which he holds his (Courts) bond to dau. Ann, wife's dower rights in same being reserved to her.
      To overseers., Joseph Belt and Thomas Sprig, 10 each,
      Test: John Cordell, Anne Manow, Mary Simon. 16.70.
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      Coot, Mary, Prince George's County, 6th Nov., 1730; 25th Nov., 1730.
      To husband Robert and hrs., dwell. plan. "Lundee," had by will of former husband John Cozen, dec'd.
      Test: Joseph Belt, Jr., Henry Durnford, Garratt Fizgerald, Benjamin Belt, Jr. 20.93,
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      Coots, Robert, planter, Prince George's County, 28th July, 1737; 23rd Nov., 1737.
      To wife Mary, dwelling plantation with tract known as "Lundee," bequeathed to testator by former wife Mary, dec'd., during life, with proviso that she does not destroy a piece of woodland adj. to plantation of Joseph Belt, Jr.; to pass at her decease to son Randolph and hrs.; he dying without issue to grandson Robert Hay, son of dau. Sarah, dec'd.
      Test: Edward Holmes, Sr., Joseph Belt, Jr., Edward Holmes, Jr. 21, 821,
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      Hepburn, Elizabeth, (relict of Patrick Hepburn), Prince George's County, 4th Feb., 1734; 30th May, 1735.
      To dau. Elizabeth Beall, granddau. Mary Wilson, and dau.-in law Margaret Dick, 10 each; and personalty.
      To Rev. Mr. John Orme, 5,
      To granddau. Elizabeth Scott and hrs., land mortgaged to testator by Alexander Falconer; and personalty.
      To son-in-law John Hepburn and Elizabeth Scott afsd., residue of personal estate.
      Exs.: John Hepburn and George Scott.
      Test: Coll. Joseph Belt, John Sprigg, Thomas Clark.
      Codicil: 14th March., 1734. To afsd. John Hepburn and Elizabeth Scott and great-grandson Lingan son of Lingan Wilson, personalty.
      Test: Thomas Sprigg, John Sprigg, Thomas Clark. 21.366,
      ===
      Thompson, Grace, widow, Prince George's County, 13th April.,1739; 7th July, 1741.
      To child, of William, viz. John Thompson, Margaret Shaw, and Mary Perry, 1s. each.
      To Christopher Brown, 10s
      Mary Hall, dau. of Col. Joseph Belt, Mary Young, Alice Ray, Col. Joseph Belt and two slaves, personalty.
      To Pompey Young, at 21 yrs., residue Of estate. Shd. he die without issue sd. estate to be divided bet. exs.
      Exs.: Col. Joseph Belt, Mary Young.
      Test: David Shaw Ross, Chistopher Brown, Charles Hodges. 22, 523.
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      Grace Thompson 19.482 A PG 249.12.1 Sep 27 1743
      The amount of the accounts also included 82.12.8 in sterling.
      Received from: Mr. Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Mr. John Hanbury (merchant in London), Capt. Long, Capt. Glover.
      Payments to: Mary Young, Mr. Joseph Adams, Mr. John Hanbury, Capt. Long, Capt. Glover, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Executor (surviving): Col. Joseph Belt
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      BEALL, Bazill Frederick County, Innholder, 8 Oct, 1753; 22 Nov, 1753
      To Lucy Beall, 63 Aso pt. of tract called "Hamilton Industry," during her life; 1/3 pt. of personal estate,
      To sons, Alpheus and Hezekiah, 100 A. called "Hamilton's Industry."
      To dau, Maxamilla, 100 A. called "Archabald's Lots" lying on Capt. Johns' Run, to her and hrs.
      Estate to be divided amongst my 3 children: Alpheus, Hazekiah and Maxamilla Beall.
      Wit: Alexr. Beall, Joseph Belt and Esther Belt. MCW 29.8
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      William Johnson, born say 1705, a "free negro," petitioned the Prince George's County court on 27 June 1732 saying that he came into Maryland as a free man with Captain William Spaven who sold him as a slave to Colonel Joseph Belt. Captain Spaven testified that he met up with William Johnson in London, that Johnson stated that he was in great necessity, asked what voyage he was bound out on, and agreed to go with him to Maryland. When they arrived in Maryland, Spaven sold Johnson to Colonel Belt for his lifetime. The court ruled that Johnson serve five years from the time of his arrival in 1729 [Court Record 1730-2, 541].
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 12 April 1701
      From: ELIZABETH BELLT of Anne Arundel County, widow
      To: JOSEPH BELT of P. G. County, second son of said ELIZABETH BELLT.
      Price: Natural affection and a competent "maintainances," and considering that said JOSEPH BELT is grown to the age and maturity of managing the affairs of the country, and in consideration of the fact that said JOSEPH BELT has released his title to a tract called "Friends Choyce" to said ELIZABETH BELT by deed dated 12 April 1701.
      Property: A 150 acre parcel consisting of parts of the tracts "Good Luck," and the addition to this tract called "Widows Purchase," lying in P. G. Co. on the forks of the west branch of Patuxent River and on the north side of Beaver Damm Branch, bounding on THOMAS HILLARY'S tract "Three Sisters," and "Addition to Good Luck." The part of "Good Luck" conveyed to said JOSEPH BELT had been willed to him by his father JOHN BELT, to be received after the decease of his mother, the said ELIZABETH BELT.
      Signature: ELIZABETH BELT
      Wit.: ROBERT TYLER, THOMAS SPRIGG, JUNR. Ackn'd.: ELIZABETH BELT, 12 April 1701 Recorded: 21 June 1701, Vol. A, p. 368
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 5
      Enrolled at request of Joseph Belt 10 May 1726:
      Indenture, 29 Apr 1726; Between James Chapman and Joseph Belt; for 111; part of a tract called Chelsy on the western branch of the Patuxent, Lashly's Spring Branch and the main western branch; containing 200 acres; /s/ James Chapman; wit. Saml. Perrie, Thomas Gantt, Jere Belt; 29 Apr 1726 ack. by James Chapman and Mary his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 35
      Enrolled at request of Joseph Belt 16 Jul 1726:
      Indenture, 30 Jun 1726; Between Arthur Nelson, planter, and Joseph Belt, Gent.; for 3,500# tobacco; a parcel of land standing on a point of the Wolfe Pitt Meador on the west side of the Western Branch of the Patuxent; called Arthur's Seat; containing 172 acres; /s/ Arthur Nelson (mark); wit. George Noble, John Powell; ack. by Arthur Nelson and Valentine his wife
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 211
      Enrolled at request of Col. Joseph Belt 30 Jun 1727:
      James Bowles of St. Mary's Co- by virtue of power of attorney from Tobias Bowles of London, merchant, dated 3 Dec 1714, appoints Col. Joseph Belt attorney in Maryland; /s/ Jam Bowles; wit. Robt. Elliot, Gunder Erickson, Weldon Jefferson, Josias Jeffery
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 221
      Enrolled at request of Col. Joseph Belt 8 Jul 1727:
      Indenture, 27 Jun 1727; Between James Chapman, planter, and Col. Joseph Belt, merchant; for 100; a tract on the Western Branch of the Patuxent called Chelsey; bounded by Lashly's Spring, land formerly sold Joseph Belt from same tract; containing 150 acres; /s/ James Chapman; wit. William Beckwith, Brock Mockbee; 27 Jun 1727 ack. by James Chapman
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 38
      Enrolled at request of Thomas Clagett, Jr. 24 June 1730:
      From Joseph Belt, merchant, for 5s and love and affection to grand-son Thomas Clagett; a Negroe girl named Nan now in possession of Thomas Clagett, Jr.; also a dark bay mare; Jun 1730; /s/ Jos. Belt; wit. Edw. Sprigg, John Beall, Jr.
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 191
      Enrolled at request of Justices of Prince George's Co. 19 Dec 1730:
      Indenture, 19 Dec 1730; Between Daniel Carroll of Upper Marlborough Town, merchant, of one part and Ralph Crabb, Thomas Gantt, George Noble, Leonard Hollyday, John Magruder, Jeremiah Belt and their associates, Gent. Justices the Peace; for 5s; a parcel in Marlborough being part of Darnall's Chance where the County Court House and County Prison Stocks and Pillory now stand; containing 1 acre; mentions Col. Joseph Belt and Elizabeth Sinton; /s/ Danll. Carroll, wit. Philip Lee, A. Contee; 19 Dec 1730 ack. by Daniel Carroll
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 252
      Enrolled at request of Joseph Belt 22 April 1731:
      Indenture, 25 Mar 1730; Between James Holmeard, planter, and Joseph Belt, Gent; for 20; a parcel on the north side of Muddy Branch containing 192 acres called West Hatchett; /s/ James Holmeard; wit. Josias Jeffery, Thomas Prather; ack. 24 Mar 1730 by James Holmeard and Elizabeth his wife
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      Land Records of Prince George's County. Maryland
      Liber T, Page 468
      Recorded at request of James Mullikin, Jr., 29 Jun 1737:
      Deed of Gift from James Mullikin, Gent.; for love and affection to son James Mullikin, Jr., planter; part of Mullikin's Levels; bounded by Collington Branch; containing 60 acres; 25 Jun 1737; /s/ James Mullikin, Sr.; wit. William Dennie, Jos. Belt, Jr.; ack. James Mullikin, Sr.
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1749-1756
      Volume 701, Page 449

      This Indenture made the Thirty first Day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty three Between James Russell of Prince Georges County in y.e Province of Maryland Merchant of the one Part and Joseph Belt of the said County Gent of the other Part Witnesseth that the said James Russell for & in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred and eighty Pounds Sterling to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Belt the Receipt whereof the said James Russell doth hereby Acknowledge As also for and in Consideration of Lucy Watson wife of Henry Watson of Prince Georges County aforesaid Gent of the Right of Dower of the said Lucy Watson of in and to sundry Tracts of Land conveyd and made over to the said James Russell by y.e aforesaid Henry Watson as by his Deed indented bearing Date the Fifth Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and forty two recourse being thereunto had more fully will appear Hath Given granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffd and Confirmd and by these Presents Doth Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff and Confirm unto the afsd Joseph Belt and his Heirs for Ever All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying and being in Prince Georges County aforesaid being part of a Tract of Land called The Vineyard formerly taken up by M.r W.m Hutchinson Beginning at a Bounded Cedar standing on a Rock called the Key of all Keys and running thence East North East Sixty four Perches to a small Branch side then South Nine Degrees East with the Branch thirty Perches then South nineteen Degrees West thirty Perches into the River then West eighteen Perches then with a streight line to the first Tree containing fourteen Acres more or less which said Tract or Parcel of Land was by Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing Date on or about the Twelfth day of December in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and twenty eight Sold & Conveyed by John Flint of Prince Georges County Planter to John Bradford of said County Merchant his Heirs and Assigns for Ever And also All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying in Prince Georges County aforesaid being part of a Tract of Land called Flints Discovery & Beginning at the end of three hundred and twenty Perches in the North line being the second Line of a Tract of Land called The Widows Mite and running thence North One hundred and fifty two Perches East sixty eight Perches South One hundred and thirty eight Perches thence with a streight line to the first beginning containing and laid out for Sixty two Acres of Land more or less which said Tract or Parcel of Land was by Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing Date the Twelfth day of May in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and thirty Sold and Conveyed by the said John Flint unto the said John Bradford his Heirs and Assigns for Ever And also All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying in Prince Georges County afsd being Part of a Tract of Land called The Widows Mite lying betwixt the Branches of Goose Creek & Rock Creek & beginning at a bounded Cedar standing on a Rock called the Key of all Keys and running thence East North East One hundred and ninety two Perches then North One hundred and seventy Perches then North Eight Degrees West sixty Perches then South forty seven Degrees West two hundred and four Perches then with a streight line to the beginning containing One hundred ninety six Acres And also one other Parcel of Land being part of the afsd Tract called The Widows Mite Beginning in the given line of the said Tract two hundred and seventy Perches from the bounded Cedar on the said Rock called the Key of all Keys and running thence East North East Ninety six Perches then North Fifty eight Degrees West thirty Perches thence North eighty three Degrees West sixty four Perches then with a streight line to the beginning containing Nineteen and a half Acres more or less both which said last mentioned Parcels of Land were by Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing Date the Twenty first Day of August in the Year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred twenty five Sold and Conveyed by Thomas Fletchal of Prince Georges County Planter unto the said John Bradford his Heirs and Assigns for ever And also all that Tract or Parcel of Land being another Part of y.e said Tract of Land called the Widows Mite Beginning at a bounded Spanish Oak standing in the Second Line of the said Land and beginning in the second line of the said Land at the End of One hundred and seventy Perches and running thence North Two hundred thirty eight Perches South fifty eight Degrees West One hundred sixty six Perches South two Degrees East Eighty Perches then with a streight line to the beginning Tree Containing One hundred and twenty four Acres more or less which said last mentioned Tract or Parcel of Land was by Indenture of Bargain and Sale bearing Date on or about the Ninth Day of May in the Year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and thirty Sold and Conveyed by William Kinshaw of Prince Georges County Planter unto the said John Bradford his Heirs and Assigns for Ever as by the several Deeds of Bargain & Sale may appear All which Lands among others were heretofore convey'd by Henry Watson afores.d to the said James Russell by his Deed indented as aforesaid bearing Date as aforesaid Together with all the Right Title Property Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said James Russell of in or unto the aforesaid Tracts or Parcels of Land with the Appurtenances to the same belonging & every Part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tracts or Parcels of Land with the Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the ^afore^said Joseph Belt his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to such use and to and for such Intents and Purposes as are herein after expressed and declared (That is to say) to the Use and Behoof of Lucy Watson the Wife of the aforesaid Henry Watson his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to and for no other Use or Uses Intents or Purposes whatsoever And the said James Russell for himself and his Heirs the aforesaid Tracts or Parcels of Land to him the said Joseph Belt his Heirs and Assigns to and for the Use aforesaid against all Manner of Persons claiming by from or under him the said James Russell and his Heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend In Witness whereof the Party to these Presents hath set his Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered
      in Presence of James Russell Seal
      John Hepburn
      Tho.s Hodgkin
      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed Viz.t

      Prince Geo.s Co.ty fs.t
      The Day and Year first within Written came the within Named James Russell before me the Subscriber one of his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court & Acknowledged the within Indenture and the several
      Tracts of Land and Premisses therein mentioned to be the Right of the within named Joseph Belt his Heirs and Assigns for the Uses therein mentioned At the same Time came Ann Russell Wife of the said James Russell who being privately and out of the Hearing of her said Husband examined did freely and voluntarily confess that she gave up all her Right Title Claim Dowry and Interest of in and to the within mentioned Lands and Premisses to the within named Joseph Belt his Heirs and Assigns without being induced thereto by Fear or Threats of ill Usage from her said Husband or Fear of his Displeasure according to the Act of Assembly in such Cases made and provided Acknowledged before John Hepburn

      August 31.st 1753 Then Rec.d of Joseph Belt the Sum of One hundred and eighty Pounds Sterling the Consideration Money in the within Deed mentioned
      180 Sterling James Russell
      Witness Tho.s Hodgkin

      Received of M.r Joseph Belt Sixteen Shillings and seven Pence three Farthings Sterling for his Lordships Use (it being the Alienation Fine on the within mentioned four hundred and fifteen Acres and an half Acre of Land) by Virtue of a Commission from Edward Lloyd Esquire his said Lordships Agent and Receiver General Rich.d Dorsey

      Recorded Feb.ry 22.d 1754
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      1748-1752 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 26
      pg. 228-229. Andrew Simpson recorded supersedeas 21 Aug. 1750. You Joseph Belt son of John, William Offut Jur. and Thomas Boydston, confess judgement for 1 pound, 6 pence recovered Aug. 1750, before Justice, to be paid by 10 Feb. next. Before John Clagett.
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      1773-1778 Frederick County Land Records; {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      BD1:509-512. John Glassford & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland, merchants, recorded deed 12 May 1775, from Joseph Belt of Georgetown, for 850, lot #51 in Georgetown, where Jos Belt dwelleth, backs to Water Street. Esther Belt, wife of Joseph released dower.

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