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 6 Apr 2020 

    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 F05871  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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