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

Townley Bruce

Male Abt 1720 - 1750  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Townley Bruce 
    Born Abt 1720  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1750  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I014176  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father John Bruce,   b. Abt 1688, Liverpoole, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1737, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Judith Townley,   b. Abt 1692, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 1715  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Mr. Townley Bruice 44.140 CH 145.8.6 Aug 25 1750 Sep 15 1750
      (also Townley Bruce)
      Appraisers: David Stone, Gerrard Fowke.
      Creditors: Gustavus Browne, Mungo Muschet.
      Next of kin: Notly Maddox, William Dent, John Winter.
      Administrator: Charles Bruce.
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      Townly Bruce 31.43 A CH 11.17.9 Sep 14 1751
      Sureties: William Dent, Joseph Gwin.
      Received from: Mr. William Dent, Thomas Rigg.
      Payments to: Mr. William Dent, Robert Horner/ Norman McLeod, Thomas Rigg, Walter Hanson.
      Representatives: siblings: administrator, Mary Maddox, Anne Dent, Elisabeth Winter, Winson Bruce, William Bruce.
      Administrator: Charles Bruce.
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      Mrs. Jane Bruce 94.185 CH 695,9.6 May 15 1767 Sep 9 1767
      Appraisers: Samuel Love, Notley Warren.
      Creditors: John Craig for John & James Jameson, Phillp. Fendall.
      Next of kin: Hope Yeates, Townley Bruce.
      Administrator: John Bruce.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 84.
      Know that I, Mary Hemsley of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, widow, for the love I have for my sister, Mrs. Judith Bruce of CC decd, I give unto her 4 children, viz
      To Charles Bruce, eldest son of the afd Judith - 1 Negro boy called Toney, aged about 5 years.
      To Townley Bruce, youngest son - a Negro boy named Nacey, aged about 16 months, both being the sons ofa Negro woman called Jeany.
      To Francis [sic] Bruce, eldest daughter of the afd Judith - a Negro girl called Bett, daughter of a Negro woman called Sarah, aged about 2 years.
      To Eliza Bruce, youngest daughter - a Negro girl called Sarah, daughter of a Negro woman called Dubba, aged about 2 years.
      If any of the aforementioned children dies, their part to sd Francis Bruce, & in case of her death, to the afd Charles Bruce.
      In case of both of their deaths, to the surviving heirs of the afd Mrs. Judith Bruce.
      Signed Apr 19, 1723 - Mary Hemseley.
      Wit - James Rutherford, Wm Rogers, David Rutherford. Recorded Apr 22, 1723.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 90. At the request of Townley Bruce, the following deed of gift was recorded on Apr 19, 1744.
      1, Charles Bruce of CC, Gent, for the tender love I have for my brother, Townley Bruce of CC, and for divers other good causes, I give him all that tract of land called Chesnutt Point, lying in CC on the west side of Wicomico River, bounded by a tree of Edward Swann, Edward Philpot, and William Marshall, a tree of Francis Pope, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. Signed Feb 20, 1743[/4] - Charles Bruce. Wit - Jno Winter, Robt Yates.
      CC. Mar 15, 1743[/4]. Then received of the within mentioned Townley Bruce by the hand of Mr. William Dent, 8 shillings sterling as a fine for the alienation of the within mentioned land for the use of the Lord Baltimore, and by virtue of a Commission from Benjamin Tacker, Esq.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 90. At the request of Townley Bruce, the following deed of gift was recorded on Apr 19, 1744.
      1, Charles Bruce of CC, Gent, for the tender love I have for my brother, Townley Bruce of CC, and for divers other good causes, I give him all that tract of land called Chesnutt Point, lying in CC on the west side of Wicomico River, bounded by a tree of Edward Swann, Edward Philpot, and William Marshall, a tree of Francis Pope, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. Signed Feb 20, 1743[/4] - Charles Bruce. Wit - Jno Winter, Robt Yates.
      CC. Mar 15, 1743[/4]. Then received of the within mentioned Townley Bruce by the hand of Mr. William Dent, 8 shillings sterling as a fine for the alienation of the within mentioned land for the use of the Lord Baltimore, and by virtue of a Commission from Benjamin Tacker, Esq.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 296-60: CHESTNUT POINT : 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Swann, Edward : Surveyed 14 Jan 1664 for Edward Swann on the west side Wicomico river at a bound oak the boundary of Swan, Edward Philpott and Marshall escheat. http://www.number-one.org/~rigg/dlr0005.htm: Other notes - no name mentioned in possession- Assume it was Edward Swann, 200 Acres John Bruce from John Gaines, 1 Dec 1714,200 Acres Townley Bruce from Charles Bruce, 2 Feb 1743,

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