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

Margaret MNU Wood

Female - Aft 1796


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  • Name Margaret MNU Wood 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1796  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015186  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family James Greenfield Wood,   b. Bef 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1784, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Aft 1770  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F08641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      This is James Greenfield [sp in Will Greenfeild] Wood, bef 20 Mar 1784 in Charles County, MD. He is the father of Martha Wood that married Charles Brandt; and Mary Wood that married John Taylor Beaven. James G., was married to a Margaret when he died

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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 282,
      James G. Wood's Will.
      I, James Greenfeild Wood of CC (planter), am weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts to be paid out of hand by my executors.
      To my wife Margaret - during her natural life, all that part of a tract of land called Nottingham, which I now have in possession, being about 100 acres, lying in CC. I also give my wife, during her natural life, 3 Negroes, Dick, Moll, and Beck, and after her death, to be equally divided between my 2 daughters, Martha and Mary. I also give my wife 1 feather bed & furniture, together with 1 bay horse called Jack, 1 cow and calf, and 1 pewter dish and 6 plates.
      To my daughter Martha Brandtt - 3 Negroes, Ceasar, Alexander, and Sarah.
      To my daughter Mary Beaven - 5 Negroes, Francis, Glasgow, Sarah, Winifred, and Mosses, Also, the use of one third of my estate, during her natural life, and after her death, to be equally divided among all her children, namely Catharine, Richard, Mary, John, and Thomas Coleman.
      To my wife and my daughter Martha Brandtt - the rest of my estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my wife and Charles Brandtt.
      Signed Jan 30, 1784 - James Greenfield Wood. Wit - G. Adamas, John Billingsly, John Adams, William Thomas.
      Probated on Mar 20, 1784 by the oaths of the executors, Margaret Wood and Charles Brandt, and by the oaths of witnesses George Adams, John Billingsley, & John Adams
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 408. Dec 31, 1788 from Thomas Thomas, James Thomas, and Allen Thomas of CC, to Margaret Wood of CC, for 167 , part of a tract of land called Ware and part of a tract of land called Norwich, lying in CC, beginning at a bounded red oak, being the beginning tree of a tract of land called Ware, containing and now laid out for about 167 acres. One half acre or a graveyard, is excepted, Signed - Thos. Thomas, James Thomas, Allen Thomas. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, John Morton*. Recorded mar 3, 1789.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR IB 2.5
      At the request of Margaret Wood & Charles Brant the following Deed
      was recorded this 28th April Anno Domini 1796
      This Indenture made the twenty third day of April Seventeen hundred
      and ninety Six Between John Beaven of Charles County in the state &
      Province of Maryland of the one part and Margaret Wood & Charles Brant of the Same County and State of the other Part Whereas by the last will and Testament of James Greenfield Wood the use of one third part of the Estate of the said James Greenfield Wood not in the said will before bequeathed is bequeathed to Mary Beaven the wife of the said John Beaven during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided among all her Children And Whereas the said John Beaven being in the right of his wife aforesaid in the enjoyment of the said Estate and being willing to Secure the Same to go to the Children aforesaid or to Such of them as have not been fully paid off after the death of the Said Mary Beaven according to the will aforesaid and fully to indemnify the Said Margaret Wood and Charles Brant Executors of the will and Testament of the Said James Greenfield Wood in the Premisses and against any Loss or injury which might Arise from an illegal use of the Said Property Now this Indenture witnesseth that the Said John Beaven for and in Consideration of the premises as and for and in Consideration of the Sum of five Shillings Current money to him in hand Paid at or before the Ensealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff and Confirm unto the said Margaret Wood and Charles Brant their heirs and Assigns a part of a Tract of Land lying and being in Charles County aforesaid Called Holmay Beginning at a bounded white oak the bound tree of the Tract of Land aforesaid Standing on the north side of the middle neck branch and running thence South nine degrees West untill it intersects the head of a Small branch near the main road against the Widow Thomas's plantation thence down and with the said branch until it intersects the north line of the said Tract then north with the said Line to the end of it then to the first boundary which was heretofore devised by Thomas Coleman of Charles County to Catherine Coleman as by refference to his Will may appear and which descended to the said John Beaven together with all and Singular the dwellings Improvements and appurtenances to the Same belonging or appertaining To Have and to Hold the Said part of a Tract of Land with all and Singular the dwellings improvements and appurtenances to the Same belonging or appertaining to them the said Margaret Wood and Charles Brant their Heirs and Assigns forever And the said John Beaven for himself and his heirs the said part of a Tract of Land with the Appurtenances aforesaid to the Said Margaret Wood and Charles Brant their Heirs and Assigns against the said John Beaven and against all persons claiming under him Shall and will warrant and forever defend by these Presents Provided nevertheless and it is the true intent and meaning of these Presents that if Said John Beaven Shall well and truly indemnify and save harmless the said Margaret Wood and Charles Brent as Executors aforesaid from any claim or demand which may lawfully Arise or be brought Against them by the Children aforesaid named in the said will on Account of the use of the Estate left as aforesaid to Mary Beaven during her natural life and Secure them from any Loss or injury thereby then these Presents and every Part thereof to be void and of no Effect In Witness whereof the said John Beaven hath hereunto Set his Hand and Affixed his Seal the day and year first above mentioned John Beaven seal

      Signed Sealed and delivered
      in the Presence of
      Wm D Briscoe Walter Dyson

      At the foot of the aforegoing Deed was thus written to wit:
      on the day of the date of the within Deed received of Margaret Wood and
      Charles Brant the Sum of five Shillings Current Money being the Consideration
      therein mentioned John Beaven

      Witness Walter Dyson

      Charles County Sst April 23d 1796 Came before the Subscribers two of the Justices of the Peace for the Said County John Beaven part to the
      Deed and Acknowledged the same to be his Act and deed to and for the
      purposes therein mentioned and the Land therein mentioned to be transferred to the said Margaret Wood and Charles Brant their Heirs and Assigns According to the true intent and meaning thereof Acknowledged before
      Wm D Briscoe
      Walter Dyson
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 397-129: NORWICH: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Dorsett, Thomas : : Surveyed 22 March 1719 for Samuel Williams beginning at a bounded Red Oak standing on a hill near the land of Mr. James Stoddert.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - Thomas Dorsett from Thomas Middleton Jr.; 2 Mar 1738,,



      601 02 Wood Margaret 1 male >16 2 females 13 slaves
      601 03 Wood Peter 1 male >16 2 males <16 2 females 16 slaves
      601 09 Wood Benjamin 3 male >16 1 male <16 5 females 8 slaves

      602 03 Wood Margaret, Junr 3 males <16 2 females 1 slave
      602 06 Wood Leonard (Newport 1 male >16 6 females 13 slaves
      602 07 Wood Gerrard, Doctor 1 male >16 3 males <16 1 female 13 slaves

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