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

Abraham Wood

Male 1708 - Aft 1755  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Abraham Wood 
    Born 1708  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1755  Nottingham, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013194  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father James Wood,   b. Bef 1662, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1729, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Mother Rachel Gillam,   b. Abt 1671, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1691  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Wood,   d. Aft 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sackeveral Wood,   b. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1759, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F08661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thorn, William, Sr., Charles County, 22nd Nov., 1737; 15th Dec., 1737.
      To dau. Elizabeth and son William, personalty.
      To eldest son John and hrs., real estate. Residue of estate to rest of children equally.
      Ex,; Son-in-law Isaac Shamwell; in case of his mortality son James to act.
      Test: Abraham Wood, Isaac Wood, Sarah Price. 21,816,
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      Peter Hayes 14.372 A CH 21.11.10 23.15.5 Aug 17 1737
      Received from: widow Sanders, Abraham Wood, William Johnson, Thomas Reed, William Boarman, Mark Richardson, Robert Brent, Dennis Nally, John Nally, George Brett, Just. Teneson, William Nalley, Thomas Birch, William Sympson, John Parnham, Jr.
      Payments to: Dr, John Haw, James Swann, John Slye, William Ferguson, Philip Briscoe, Richard Wainwright, Matthew Cumpton, John Chinn, Andrew Chunn.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Foxley, wife of Joseph Foxley.
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      William Thorn 17.6 A CH 53.13.0 15.15.5 Nov 22 1738
      Sureties: Thomas Burk, James Thorn.
      Received from: George Ward, Thomas Morris, Meverell Hulse, Joseph Allen, William Higgs, Elisabeth Daniel.
      Payments to: Thomas Mercer, Dr. Francis Parnham, John Higgs, Sarah Price, Samuel Hanson, Abraham Wood, John Thorn.
      Executor: Isaac Skinwell.
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      Capt.Charles Somerset Smith 21.121 A CH 1076.4.3 299.8.8 Feb 28 1744
      Received from: Abraham Wood, Robert Cruckshanks.
      Payments to: William Middleton, Thomas Oden, Benjamin Edwards, Elisabeth Prindowell, Martha Yoakley, Ann Eburnathy, John Griffith, Pat. Mullen, John Davies, Jr., Walter Hanson, Benjamin Burroughs, William Wood, Jos. Hynes, Fra. Hutchins, William Ogden, executors of Rand. Morris, Pere. Mackaness, Thomas Williams, Dr. Hamilton, Elias Smith, Loan Office, Abraham Wood, John Chesley, Thomas Crompton, William Black, Robert Dinardie, Richard Johns, Col. George Dent, D. Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson.
      Executrix: Margaret Perrie
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      Philemon Vadery 21.443 A SM 38.17.0 236.15.1 Aug 7 1745
      Sureties: James Swann, James Crompton.
      Received from: Abraham Wood, Thomas Ching, John Stacey, James Briscoe, John Foster, Philip Briscoe, Jr., Francis Hamersley, Joseph Lorton, John Cheshere, Thomas Morris, James Stephens, John Tyson, Benjamin Ward, James Conill, Thomas Higas, William Philips, William Ward, Elenor Briscoe, William Ferguson, Henry Williamson, William Harrison, Mary Burch, Leonard Clark, John Bright, John Daniel, William Daniel, Francis Clark, Thomas Reader, Matthew Cartwright, Anthony Symes.
      Payments to: Josiah Kersley, Mr. Philip Key, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. William Bond, Mr. Thomas Clark, Mr. Philip (no surname given), Mr. George Tarvin (of Charles County), John Branson, Burch Swann, John Griffith.
      Administrator: Samuel Chunn (of Charles County).
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 273.
      At the request of Abraham Wood of St Mary's County, the following deed was recorded this Dec 6, 1731.
      Dec 2, 1731 from Jno Vaudrey of St Mary's County, planter, (one of the sons and heir at law of Jno Vaudrey, late of CC) to Abraham Wood of St Mary's County, for 8 shillings, all the estate, right, title, inheritance, and interest that he, sd Jno Vaudrey has, to any lands, tenements, or hereditaments in Maryland by reason of his father, sd Vaudrey's being heir at law of the above named Jno Vaudrey. Signed - John Vaudrey. Wit - Jon Fendall*, William Munroe
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 281.
      Lease. Dec 1, 1740 from Samuel Perrie of Charles County, Gent., to Abraham Wood of St. Mary's County, tailor, the lease of part of a tract of land in PG in the neck between Patuxent River and Swansons Cr and also between & joining to the land of John Johnson and the land of John Long and the River side, and lying so far back from the River and holding the same breadth and the same courses until it includes 100 acres, and privilege to go farther for building, fencing, & firewood & other necessaries wanting on the plantation. Royal mines are excepted. To have and to hold from next Christmas and for the term of 14 years, paying yearly, for 12 years, the annual rent of 800 lbs of good tobacco, the 1st payment to be due in the year 1744 on Christmas. Signed - Sam' Perrie, Abram Wood. Wit - Rich Estep, Jane (X her mark) Nucumb. Lease acknowledged in PG before J. Wilson*, Heny Truman*. Recorded May 21, 1741.
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      Charles County Court Records, June 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 380
      Pursuant to an order of the last Court, Commission issued to Allen Davies, John Chunn, Samuel Chunn, and John Winter of CC (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land). Benjamin Thorn, seized of a tract of land called Burch Den, lying in CC, did on Mar 9, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court on the day afd before Robert [Yates], Gent, and his Associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land. .Signed Mar 27, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, John Chunn and Samuel Chunn, return to this Court, the Commission afd, with the certificate and depositions thereunto annexed, viz -
      We certify that we called and caused to come before us, all such witnesses as to us were nominated by the within petitioner and also Isaac Wood, a party concerned, and took the examination of some witnesses touching their knowledge of the bounds of the within mentioned land. Signed May 3, 1742 - John Chunn, Sam Chunn.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of John Thorn, age about 45 years, who says that the place where he now stands, being on the point of a small hill near the dwelling house of William Thorn, decd, that the sd William Thorn told him, about 6 years ago, that on this place, old Edward Swann told him {about 48 years ago) stood a bounded red oak, a bounded tree of old Thomas Stonestreet's land called Burch Den, and further says that the sd William Thorn, decd, told him, if it should ever come in dispute, he would prove it, and this deponent further says that Samuel Swann told him that his father, Edward Swann, showed the sd Thomas Stonstreet where to take up the sd land.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of John Hilton, aged about 23, taken at the request of Isaac Wood, a contiguous proprietor, who says that about 10 years ago, at the request of Abraham Wood, the then possessor of sd contiguous land, he came to this place where he heard William Thorn, decd, say he was at work near this place, and that Thomas Stonstreet came to him, and he asked the sd Stonstreet if that was his bound tree, who answered no, nor did he know whose it was, the place where this deponent now stands being on the point of a small hill near the dwelling house of William Thorn, decd. Signed - John (I his mark) Hillton.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of Abraham Wood, late contiguous proprietor, age about 34, taken at the request of Isaac Wood, a present contiguous proprietor, who says that about 10 years ago, he heard William Thorn, decd, say that although there had been a proof made of the 2nd bound tree of a tract of land called Burch Den, his absence, he knows nothing of the sd bound tree, and that he never heard anybody say where it stood, and he further says that the sd William Thorn went with him to a magistrate and offered to prove what he had said, relating thereto, but the magistrate had no book with him, and told him it would be his best way to get some young people to hear what he had to declare relating to the sd bound tree, and this deponent further says he then being possessed of the sd contiguous land, he got several young persons together to the place where he now stands, being on the point of a small hill near the dwelling house of the sd William Thorn, who declared, in presence of them, that he knew nothing of the sd bound tree, and that he never heard anybody say where it stood. Signed - Abraham Wood.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of John Thorn, age about 45, who says that he heard Thomas Chambers, decd, say that 30 odd years ago, he was riding with old Thomas Stonstreet along a blind path, near the place where he now stands, being on a knoll on the north side of a small branch near the widow Dement's, and he further says that the sd Chambers told him that the sd Thomas Stonstreet pointed with his hand and said, there is my bound tree, a red oak, which this deponent says was on or near the place where he now stands. Signed - John Thorn.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of John Haithman, aged about 26, taken at the request of Isaac Wood, a contiguous proprietor, who says that about 10 years ago, at the request of Abraham Wood, the then possessor of the contiguous land, he came to this place, being on the point of a small hill near the dwelling house of William Thorn, decd, and he heard the sd William Thorn say he was at work near this place, and that old Thomas Stonstreet came to him and he asked the sd Stonstreet if this was his bound tree, who answered no, nor did he know whose it was, and he further says he heard sd William Thorn say, at the same time, that he did not know whose bounds it was. Signed - John (J his mark) Haithman.

      CC, May 3, 1742. The deposition of William Ward, age about 75, who says that about 30 years ago, he was in the woods and found some line tree and followed the sd line, which lead him to or near the place where he now stands, where he found a standing bounded tree on a knoll near the small branch on the north side thereof, near the widow Dement's, and he further says that some time after, he was in company with William Thorn, decd, and was telling him of the sd tree, and the place where it stood, and the sd William Thorn told him, it was a bound tree of old Thomas Stonstreet's land. Signed - William (W his mark) Ward.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 204. At the request of Thomas Fectser (aka Fectrer) the following Deed was recorded August 23, 1753
      I Ann Fernley, widow, of PGCo as well as in consideration of the natural affection and motherly love which I have and do bear unto my dutiful son Thomas Fectser of PGCo as also for divers other good causes and considerations me at this present having giving and granted and at my death when it doth please almighty God to call me do give grant and confirm to Thomas Fectser all and singular my goods, chattles, debts, ready money, household stuff, apparel, brass, pewter, bedding and all other substance whatsoever in her possession. Signed Anne Fernley. Test. Abraham Wood
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 217. At the request of Abraham Ford the following Lease was recorded January 19, 1754
      Indenture made September 8, 1753; Mrs. Lucy Brooke, widow of Thomas Brooke, Esq., in consideration of 10 pounds sterling paid by Abraham Wood, innholder, as also for inconsideration of ye convenants hereafter mentioned has demised and farm let Lot Number 29 in the town of Nottingham that lays between the lots of Richard Lee, Esq and Mr. Thomas Contee for and during the natural life of Abraham Wood, Ann Wood his wife and Sackeveral Wood his son paying yearly the rent of one ear of Indian corn at the feast of nativity of our blessed Lord and Savior and will with all possible speed build a dwelling house 24ft long and 20ft wide with a shed, as also a brick chimney, a cellar, kitchen underneath the house, pail in garden, a stable and keep the whole in good repair and after the the three lives yield up into the hands and possession of the said Lucy Brooke. Signed Lucy Brooke, Abraham Wood, in the presence of Richard Brooke, Isaac Brooke and acknowledged before Henry Truman, John Hawkins, Jr.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 379. At the request of Isaac Wood the following Bill of Sale was recorded July 28, 1755
      I Abraham Wood, tailor in consideration of 35 pounds sterling with a hat a year's interest paid by Isaac Wood, planter has sold 4 feather beds and furniture, 4 sorees and 4 cyder casks, 3 chests and the mare I had of Doctor Hamelton, 4 tables, my saddle, 1 sow and pigs, 4 pots and a frying pan, a pair of cart wheels, 12 cupboard, 1 safe, 1 cosat, a powdering tub and washing tub, 1 looking glass, 1 china bowl, 4 bedsteads and cords, an iron spit and water pail, 10 old chairs. Given under my hand and seal this July 24, 1755, Abraham Wood in the presence of Sackeveral Wood, George Fox and acknowledged before Thomas Hodgkin

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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1749-1756
      Volume 701, Page 598

      This Indenture made this Nineteenth Day of July
      Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and fifty five
      Between Abraham Wood of Notingham in Prince Georges County
      of the one part and John Brightwell and Isaac Wood of Prince
      Georges County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the
      Said Abraham Wood for and in Consideration of the Sum of one
      hundred and fifty pounds Sterling Money to him in hand paid
      by the Said John Brightwell and Isaac Wood the Receipt
      whereof he the Said Abraham Wood doth hereby acknowledge
      and himself to be therewith fully Contented and paid Hath
      Given Granted Alliened Bargained Sold Enfeoffed and
      Confirmed and by these presents doth Give Grant Allien Bargain
      Sell Enfeoff and Confirm unto the said John Brightwell
      and Isaac Wood Jointly and Severally all Right Title and
      claim which he now have or May hereafter anyways pretend
      to a Tract of Land called Woods Farm Containing P Patent
      Three hundred and forty five Acres and lying in the af.d County
      as by the Patent More fully doth appear together with all the
      Houses Buildings and Improvements thereunto belonging
      or in anywise Appertaining To have and to hold the af.d
      Tract of Land and premisses together with all the Buildings
      and Improvements thereon unto the said John Brightwell
      and Isaac Wood Jointly as aforesaid their heirs and assigns
      for Ever together with all Rights Benefits & Priveledges thereunto
      belonging or in anywise appertaining and the said
      Abraham Wood doth hereby for himself his heirs Executors and
      Admin.rs further Covenant and Agree to and with the Said John
      Brightwell and Isaac Wood their heirs and assigns
      that the said John Brightwell and Isaac Wood their heirs and
      assigns shall and may for Ever hereafter peaceably to and quietly
      have hold use Occupy and Enjoy the af.d Tract of Land and
      Premisses with all the Buildings and Improvements thereon
      with their and Every of their Appurtenances free and Clear of
      and from all Incumbrances whatsoever In the same
      Manner and form as he the said Abraham Wood or his heirs
      Could would have enjoyed the same if this Conveyance had
      Never been made And that the aforesaid Abraham Wood
      for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth fully acknowledge
      the af.d Tract or Parcell of Land called Woods Farm Containing
      Three hundred and forty five Acres to be and Remain the Property of the
      above said John Brightwell and Isaac Wood and their heirs for
      ever and that the af.d Abraham Wood doth Warrant and for
      ever defend all the whole right and property that he the aforesaid
      Abraham Wood Now hath of the above said Tract of Land called
      Called Woods Farm unto the af.d John Brightwell and Isaac Wood
      and their Heirs for Ever against all Persons whatsoever Claiming
      or pretending to Claim by or under the above said Abraham
      Wood his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns In Testimony
      whereof the above said Abraham Wood to this present
      Indenture hath hereunto Set his hand and affixed his Seal
      the Day and Year first above written
      Abra Wood Seal
      Signed Sealed & Delivered
      In presence of Us
      Alex.r Ross Benj.a Beall
      At the foot of the aforegoing Release
      was thus Endorsed Viz.t

      Maryland July the Nineteenth Anno Domini One thousand
      seven hundred and fifty five Then Came Abraham Wood Party in the
      above Indenture and Acknowledged the Same to be his Act and
      Deed according to the Acts of Assembly in Such Cases made
      and provided
      Acknowledged before
      John Brice
      Recorded July 19.th 1755


      === {near a marsh at the mouth of Swansons Creek / Pautaxent River} calverton manor
      Prince George's County Circuit Court Land Surveys and Condominium Plats
      Come By Chance, 168 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Wood, Abraham 1744 Patent Record PT 1, p. 12 0 0 MSA S 1596-1118
      Woods, Abraham; Come By Chance; 168 Acres 1744/11/12 Patented Certificate 537 3 0 MSA S 1203-607
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      Resurvey on Come By Chance, 81 Acres; Certificate {wood sold and conveyed to hawkins} {near tracto land in possession of Mrs Perry, widow of Samuel Perry, orginally patented to Thomas Hatton, then secretrary of Maryland }
      Developer/Owner: Wood, Isaac and Hawkins, John Jr. 1754 Patent Record BC and GS 1, p. 411 0 0 MSA S 1596-3610
      Resurvey on Come By Chance, 81 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Wood, Isaac and Hawkins, John Jr. 1754 Patent Record GS 2, p. 346 0 0 MSA S 1596-3611
      Resurvey of Come by Chance, John Hawkins, Jr. and Isaac Wood, Acres 81 1754/03/14 Patented Certificate 1794 5 0 MSA S 1203-1889
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      Addtion to Come by Chance, 10 Acres {near Stanley Chance and Come by Chance
      Developer/Owner: Maxwell, George 1772 Unpatented Certificate 8 0 0 MSA S 1596-89
      Addition to Come by Chance, George Maxwell, 10 Acres 1772/01/24 Unpatented Certificate 8 3 0 MSA S 1226-14
      Addtion to Come by Chance, 10 Acres
      Developer/Owner: Maxwell, George 1772 Unpatented Certificate 8 0 0 MSA S 1596-89
      Addition to Come by Chance, George Maxwell, 10 Acres 1772/01/24 Unpatented Certificate 8 3 0 MSA S 1226-14
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