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

Charles Wood

Male 1720 - 1787  (67 years)


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  • Name Charles Wood 
    Born 1720  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1787  Frederick County, Maryland - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017143  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Children 
     1. Charles Wood,   b. 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F43421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Brightwell,   b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 May 1748  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Wood,   b. Abt 1748, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Wood,   b. Abt 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F10968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Wood was issued a patent for 350 acres of land, in Frederick Co, MD, on 10 Mar 1748, which he named "Charles Choice."
      His will was proven in Frederick Co, MD, 27 Aug 1787 (written 17 Apr 1787). He mentions his son, Charles Wood, Jr. , living in Rowan Co, NC.

      Father: Caleb WOOD

      Children
      Charles, Jr WOOD b: ABT 1755 in Maryland
      Benjamin WOOD
      Basil WOOD b: in Maryland
      Henry WOOD
      John WOOD
      Mary WOOD
      Sarah WOOD
      Peter WOOD

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      BRIGHTWELL, JOHN,, Prince George's Co, 9 March 1766; 24 Nov. 1774
      To eldest: son John Brightwell, Frederick County, Negro fellow Ben, aged about 42, Negro woman Peg aged about 40 and a Negro boy Abraham aged about 4.
      To Charles Wood, Sr., Frederick County, Negro girl Hanna aged about 10,
      To Joseph Letchworth, Sr., Negro fellow Frank aged about. 40.
      To Verlindo Oden, dau. of Elias Oden, Charles Co, Negro girl Peg aged 1 1/2 years.
      To dau. Catherine Oden, stock.
      To son Thomas Coleman Brightwell, ex., Negro boy Isaac, Negro fellow Jacob aged about 30 and a Negro woman Nan aged about 23, plantation where I now dwell, "Colebrook", alias "Poppler Hill," with all land and rest of temporal estate.
      To dau, Urslee Morton, furniture.
      To dau. Pracilla Orme, furniture.
      To dau. Elioner Baden, stock.
      To John Beaver Carpenter., stock and furniture,
      To grandson Leonard Letchworth, horse,
      Wit.: John Bowers; James Greenwood; John Sarratt. 40.262
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      1787 Frederick County, Maryland Will of Charles Wood, Sr.

      In the name of God, Amen. I, Charles Wood, Senr., of Frederick County in
      the State of Maryland, Farmer, being sick and weak in body but of sound
      disposing mind, memory , and understanding and calling to mind the
      uncertainty of this life; and that it is appointed for all men once to
      die. And that consequently, it is necessary to settle of my worldly
      affairs whilst I am in a capacity and proper frame of mind to do the
      same, do make and ordain the following my last will and testament, that
      is to say,

      IMPRIMES, it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral
      charges be paid by my Executor out of my estate. Item: I give and
      bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Wood the privilege of my dwelling
      house on plantation, with my son John Wood, hereafter mentioned during
      her natural life and the ??? of all my lands and also one Negro man named Jack, one Negro woman named Henny and one Negro girl named Hannah, and all the rest and residue of my personal estate after payment of debts and funeral charges above mentioned and after payment and deduction of the several bequests and legacies hereafter devised. Item: I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Mary Clary one Negro girl named Ruth to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Charles Wood five pounds current money to be paid by my Executors out of my estate.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Wood twenty-five pounds current money to be paid by Executors out of my estate. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Lamb, five pounds current money to be paid by my Executors out of my estate.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Basil Wood part of my lands called The Grove beginning at a marked red oak sapling standing on or near John Bright Well's land and running thence South twenty nine degrees west one hundred and thirteen ??? South eighty five degrees east ??? ??? Southnseven degrees West thirty six perches South ??? two degrees East to strike the outlines of the whole survey so as to include the land ???, at the South East end of the whole tract and now distinguished on the plat of said land by number One to him my said son Basil Wood, his heirs and assigns for ever.

      Item: I likewise give and bequeath unto my said son Basil Wood and his
      heirs one Negro boy named Jack and four head of sheep. Item: I give andbequeath to my son Peter Wood and his heirs one Negro girl named Sarah, and one young mare colt, the foal of a mare called Taddy. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Wood part of my Land called The Grove beginning at a bounded ??? on the East side of the spring branch running down from the old dwelling and running thence south twenty degrees West seventy perches to a marked white oak sapling South eighty degrees East thirty two perches to a marked white oak tree South ten degrees west to strike the outlines of the whole ??? in their beginning at the far boundary ??? and running thence north sixty five degrees west eight perches to the marked oak saplings north twenty six degrees east seventy perches to ??? marked ?Gum ?Gribbs South sixty degrees West to strike the outlines of the whole tract and distinguished on the plat by number Two to him my said son Henry Wood, his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item: I likewise give and bequeath unto my said son Henry Wood and his
      heirs one Negro boy, named Tom, and one cow and calf. Item: I give and
      bequeath unto my son John Wood all the ??? of my said lands called The
      Grove not already ??? or disposed of including my dwelling plantation ??? to my wife as before mentioned, lying and being The Grove wherever it may ??? be the quantity more or less, unto him my said son John Wood, his heirs and assigns forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ursla Wood and her heirs one Negro girl called Peg, one best bed and furniture and one cow and calf. And lastly I do constitute and appoint my said loving wife and my son Basil Wood by Executrix and Executor of this my said will, hereby revoking and making void all former and other will or will by me heretofore made, declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by seal this seventeenth day of April in this year of
      our Lord God One Thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. Signed, sealed, and acknowledged by the Testator to be his last will and testament in presence of us ??? subscribers ??? ??? in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other. Richard Simpson, Junr., Richard Coale, John Hammond.

      Frederick County, August 22, 1787. Then came Sarah Wood and Basil Wood and made oath that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Charles Wood, late of Frederick County,
      deceased, that hath come to their hands and profession and that they doth
      not know of other. Geo. Murdock, Reg.

      Frederick County, August 22, 1787. Then came Richard Simpson, Jr. And
      John Hammond, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will
      and testament of Charles Wood, late of Frederick County, deceased, and
      made oath that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this
      will that they heard him publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be
      his last will and testament that at the time of his doing he was to the
      best of their apprehensions of a sound and disposing mind, memory, and
      understanding that they respectively subscribed their names a witnesses
      to this will in the presence and at the request of he testator and that
      they did also see Richard Cole, the other subscribing witness sign his
      name as witness ? in the presence and at the request of the testator, and
      all in the presence of each other. Geo Murdock, Reg.
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-08-14 19:28:36
      "The Wood-Woods Family Magazine",Volume II, No. 3, published July, 1974.

      CHARLES WOOD, SR. - FREDERICK COUNTY
      Will dated Apr. 17, 1787, proved Aug. 22, 1787.
      Wife, Sarah, the priviledge of the dwelling house and plantation with my son John Wood during her natural life and one-third of all other lands, three negroe slaves and residue of personal estate.
      Eldest daughter, Mary Clary negoes, removed to Mason County, Ky.
      Eldest son of Charles Wood £5, removed to Rowan County, N.C.
      Son Benjamin Wood œ 5, removed to Mason County, Ky.
      Daughter Sarah Lamb £5.
      Son Basil Wood the portion of the tract known as "The Grove" on the east side of Spring Branch running down from the old dwelling, negroes and livestock.*
      Son John Wood residue of "The Grove" including the dwelling plantation, negroes and livestock.
      Wife and son Basil Wood executors.
      Wit.: Richard Simpson, Jr., Richard Coale, John Hammond.
      Ref.: Liber GM no. 2, folio 248.

      *Son Peter Wood, negroes.

      WR 31-337 - May 26, 1807 - William Lamb and wife Sarah of Mason County, Ky., to Basil Wood of Frederick County, Md., for sum of œ 200, all right and title to "Three Brothers’ Lott", being the land that John Wood, late of Frederick County, owned.
      ===
      mac billigins 2007-04-02 12:18:31
      Land patents and surveys for Charles Wood (from MDLandRec dot net and Plats dot net)

      Charles Choice
      Reference: Patent Record BY and GS 2, p. 220
      Date: 1748
      Description: Charles's Choice, 350 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Wood, Charles
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      Resurvey on Charles Choice
      Reference: Patented Certificate 3357
      Date: 1755/05/24
      Description: Resurvey On Charlies Choice, Charles Wood, 930 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/04/53
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-3775, p. 1 From SL 21,763 (File Size: 254 kb)
      MSA S1197-3775, p. 2 From SL 21,763 (File Size: 349 kb)
      MSA S1197-3775, p. 3 From SL 21,763 (File Size: 773 kb)
      MSA S1197-3775, p. 4 From SL 21,763 (File Size: 796 kb)

      Addition to Charles Choice
      Reference: Patented Certificate 72
      Date: 1763/07/29
      Description: Addition To Charles Choice, Charles Wood, 31 1/2 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/04/04
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-135, p. 1 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 254 kb)
      MSA S1197-135, p. 1 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 2598 kb)
      MSA S1197-135, p. 2 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 135 kb)
      MSA S1197-135, p. 2 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 1278 kb)
      MSA S1197-135, p. 3 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 202 kb)
      MSA S1197-135, p. 3 From SL 21,568 (File Size: 1691 kb)

      Grove
      Patent Certificate 1757
      Date 1775-3-23
      Description Grove, Charles Wood, 801 Acres
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-1822, p. 1 From SL 21,691 (File Size: 235 kb)
      MSA S1197-1822, p. 2 From SL 21,691 (File Size: 420 kb)
      MSA S1197-1822, p. 3 From SL 21,691 (File Size: 320 kb)
      MSA S1197-1822, p. 4 From SL 21,691 (File Size: 241 kb)
      MSA S1197-1822, p. 5 From SL 21,691 (File Size: 235 kb)

      F 40 Charles Wood to Joseph Borneston on 17 August 1756 for part of a tract of land called Resurvey of Charles Choyce for 75 pounds four shillings current money of Maryland.

      F 42 Charles Wood to Adam Marckell on 17 August 1756 for part of a tract of land called Charles Choyce for 40 pounds current money of Maryland

      F 15 Charles Wood to John Seager on17 August 1756 for part of a tract of land the Resurvey of Charles Choyce for 30 pounds current money of Maryland.

      F 16 Charles Wood to John Brightwell on 17 August 1756 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choyce for 30 pounds current money.

      F 743 Charles Wood to Edward Dorsey on 20 June 1759 for part of a tract of land called Charles Choice for 27 pounds current money.

      F 1154 Charles Wood to Jonathan Mullinux on 18 November 1760 part of a tract of land called Charles Choyce for 25 pounds current money.

      M 627 Charles Wood to Abraham Mohr On 24 November 1769 for part of a tract of land called Charles Choice for 12 pounds current money.

      RP 1 489 Charles Beatty to Charles Wood on 3 April 1778 for a tract of land called Bruces Loss for 73 pounds current money.

      Reference: Patented Certificate 671
      Date: 1772/10/30
      Description: Bruces Loss, Charles Beatty, 61 1/4 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/04/12
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-735, p. 1 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 239 kb)
      MSA S1197-735, p. 1 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 2437 kb)
      MSA S1197-735, p. 2 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 2602 kb)
      MSA S1197-735, p. 2 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 271 kb)
      MSA S1197-735, p. 3 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 321 kb)
      MSA S1197-735, p. 3 From SL 21,576 (File Size: 2711 kb)


      RP 1 501 Charles Wood to Peter Kemp on 27 October 1778 for part of a tract of land called Bruces Loss for 2 hundred pounds.

      RP 1 510 Charles Wood to Andrew Worman on 26 October 1778 for part of a tract of land called Charles Choice for 75 pounds.

      RP 1 516 Charles Wood to Philip Boyer on 26 October 1778 for part of a tract of land called Woods Grove for 12 pounds four shillings and four pence.

      WR 1 54 Charles Wood to Peter Kemp on 28 February 1778 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choice for 150 pounds current money.

      WR 2 570 Charles Wood to Peter Luckenpool on 30 March 1780 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choice now called Woods Grove for 50 pounds current money.

      WR 3 87 Charles Wood to Peter Luckenpool on 1 January 1782 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choice, now called the Grove for 50 pounds current money of Maryland.

      WR 7 240 John Brightwell to Charles Wood on 17 April 1787 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choice for 30 pounds current money.

      WR 7 501 Charles Wood to John Brightwell on 17 April 1787 for part of a tract of land called the Resurvey of Charles Choice for 30 pounds current money.


      Three Brothers Lott surveyed 24 April 1790 for Basil Wood, John Wood and Henry Wood
      Reference: Patented Certificate 4770
      Date: 1791/06/09
      Description: Three Brothers Lott, Basil Wood, Etal, 470 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/04/72
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-5189, p. 1 From SL 21,771 (File Size: 219 kb)
      MSA S1197-5189, p. 2 From SL 21,771 (File Size: 899 kb)
      MSA S1197-5189, p. 3 From SL 21,771 (File Size: 871 kb)
      MSA S1197-5189, p. 4 From SL 21,771 (File Size: 623 kb)

      WR 10 434 Basil Wood, Henry Wood and John Wood to Andrew Worman on 10 September 1791 for part of a tract of land called the Grove, now named Three Brothers Lott for 450 pounds current money.

      WR 32 160 Basil Wood from Benjamin Wood of Mason County, Kentucky on 6 August 1807 for his portion of Three Brothers Lott for 600 dollars current money.

      WR 34 332 Basil Wood from Mary Cleary (formerly Mary Wood) of Rowan County, North Carolina on 2 December 1808 for her portion of Three Brothers Lott for 225 pounds current money of Maryland.

      WR 31 337 Basil Wood from William Lamb and Sarah his wife of Mason County, Kentucky on 6 May 1807 for his portion of Three Brothers Lott for 200 pounds current money.

      WR 36 626 Basil Wood from Charles Wood of Rowan County, North Carolina on 2 March 1810 for his portion of Three Brothers Lott for 225 pounds current money of Maryland.

      WR 33 126 Basil Wood from Henry Wood of Frederick County, Maryland on 22 March 1808 for his portion of Three Brothers Lott for 200 pounds current money
      ===
      Name: mac billigins
      Email: macbilligins@yahoo.ca
      Note:
      Charles Wood was assigned a piece of land from John Howard called "Howards Range" Perhaps Charles Wood renamed this tract "Charles Choice" John Brightwell was also a witness to the transaction.

      Reference: Patented Certificate 2014
      Date: 1748/01/02
      Description: Howards Range, John Howard, 203 1/4 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/04/30
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 1 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 250 kb)
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 2 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 144 kb)
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 3 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 199 kb)
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 4 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 199 kb)
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 5 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 308 kb)
      MSA S1197-2079, p. 6 From SL 21,694 (File Size: 83 kb)
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      Name: mac billigins
      Email: macbilligins@yahoo.ca
      Note: An unpatented land entry for Charles Wood called Woods Grove

      Unpatented Certificate 940
      Date: 1769/11/04
      Description: Woods Grove, Charles Wood, 667 Acres
      Storage Location: 01/25/05/01
      Image(s): Direct Scan(s):
      MSA S1220-974, p. 1 From SL 22,084 (File Size: 248 kb)
      MSA S1220-974, p. 2 From SL 22,084 (File Size: 258 kb)
      MSA S1220-974, p. 3 From SL 22,084 (File Size: 484 kb)
      MSA S1220-974, p. 4 From SL 22,084 (File Size: 341 kb)

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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 176. At the request of Charles Wood the following Deed was recorded February 15, 1773
      Indenture made February 13, 1773; John Mitchell, Sr., planter in consideration of 12 pounds 8 shillings and 10 pence current money paid by Charles Wood, blacksmith has sold 49 ¾ of an acre called "The Vacancy" added to" Part of Mitchells Addition Enlarged" and one quarter and an acre of "Mitchell's Addition" containing in the whole 50 acres. Signed John Mitchell, Sr. in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Duckett, Jr., James Crow and at the same time Elizabeth Mitchell wife to John Mitchell, Sr. relinquished her right of dower

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