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

Briscoe Davis

Male 1713 - 1757  (44 years)


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  • Name Briscoe Davis 
    Born 1713  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1757  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I013261  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father John Davis,   b. Bef 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1717, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Mother Anne Briscoe,   b. Bef 1690, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1755 and 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Bef 1706  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Davis,   b. Abt 1717,   d. Aft 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1733  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Briscoe Davis,   b. Abt 1738, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     2. Rachel Davis,   b. Abt 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Anne Davis,   b. Abt 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hezekiah Davis,   b. Aug 1744, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Philip Davis,   b. Jul 1747, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1820, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. Sopher Davis,   b. Dec 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thorist Davis,   b. Dec 1753, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F08678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Briscoe Davis 65.146 SM 234.11.1 Dec 2 1757 Mar 8 1758
      Appraisers: Meverell Lock, John Edwards.
      Creditors: George Maxwell, Robert Briscoe.
      Next of kin: Anne Briscoe, Mary Wood. (his half sisters, LDR).
      Administratrix/Executrix: Mary Davis

      === Linda Reno
      10/5/1759: Admin. accts. of Briscoe Davis, SMC.
      Sureties: Philip Wood, George Burroughs.
      Payments to: Thomas Price (Thomas Aprice?), John Chesley, George Maxwell, Robert Briscoe, Meverill Lock.
      Distribution to: Widow, 1/3.
      Residue to (orphans): Briscoe Davis (at age); Rachel Davis (at age); Mary Ann Davis (at age); Hezekiah Davis (age 14); Philip Davis (age 12); Sophur Davis (age 9); Thorist Davis (age 5). (Admin. accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers, 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.). NOTE: This record is not on CD #206. Admx.: Mary Davis. (I believe Thorist Davis to actually be Forrest Davis, Rev. War soldier, who moved to Montgomery Co., MD--LDR).

      Administration accounts of John Briscoe Davis, SMC, 2/21/1774; 4/20/1774. Mentions Mary Davis, Rachel Wood Davis. Adm: Lawson Davis (Preg. Ct. Records). (John Briscoe Davis was the son of Briscoe and Mary.

      Lawson Davis and George Davis witnessed the will of Joseph Witherington of St. Michael's 100 in 1778.
      === Linda Reno
      Will of John Davis, SMC, 12/23/1716-3/29/1717. To: Youngest son, George and daughter, Mary, each 1/3 of my personal estate. Two children: John and Briscoe, all land equally divided between them excepting 1/3 of the dwelling plantation. Wife: Ann, Exec., 1/3 of dwelling plantation during life and 1/3 personal estate absolutely. Wit: Peter O'Neale, Alexander Scott, Peter Harris. NOTE: Peter Harris was his stepfather. (Maryland Calendar of Wills).
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      Briscoe, Susanna, Charles County, 5th Feb, 1739-40; 24th July, 1740.
      To bro. Samuel Swann, personalty.
      To dau. Elizabeth, personalty.
      To child. of son John, dec'd. viz.: Samuel Williamson (Briscoe), Philip, James, Hezikiah, John and Martha Willson, personalty.
      To dau, Anne Wood and to her dau. Mary, personalty.
      To granddau, Elizabeth Garner, personalty.
      To grandson William Howard, personalty and all remaining child.of dau. Sarah Howard, 1s. each.
      To granddau. Sarah Parker, personalty.
      To granddau. Susanna Whitely, personalty and all remaining child. of dau. Susanna Compton, 1s. each.
      To grandsons Briscoe Davis and George Davis, personalty.
      To grandson Robert, son of son Edward, dec'd. and to all other child. of sd. son, 1s, each,
      To grandson Leonard, 1s.
      To child, of dau. Judith Brook, dec'd., granddau. Rebecca Briscoe and grandsons Williamson (Briscoe) and Henry Smoot, 1s. each.
      To sons Philip and James, exs., residue of estate.
      Test: John Briscoe, Jr,, John Briscoe, minor, Philip Briscoe, minor. 22.212.
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      Davis, George, St. Mary's County, 17th Apr., 1740; 23rd June, 1740.
      To mother ---- and father-in-law, Samuel Wood, personal estate except small bequeaths to bros. John and Briscoe.
      Ex.. Samuel Wood.
      Test: Thomas William and John Davis, carpenter.

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