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

Gabriel Moran

Male 1730 - 1811  (80 years)


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  • Name Gabriel Moran  [1
    Born 3 Jun 1730  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1811  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017212  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father John Moran,   b. 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1791, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Hulse,   b. 13 Jan 1710/11, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1729  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Canter,   b. Abt 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1755  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Peter Moran,   b. 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1812, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Rebecca Hulse Moran,   b. 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Susannah Moran,   b. 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     4. Luke Moran,   b. 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
     5. James Moran,   b. 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)
     6. Leonard Canter Moran,   b. 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Sarah Moran,   b. 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     8. Alexander Moran,   b. Abt 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     9. William Canter Moran,   b. 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     10. Gabriel Moran,   b. 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
     11. Mary Moran,   b. 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F09608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Wood,   b. 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1842, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1800  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F10967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 108.
      Gabriel Moran Sr., Will & Codicil, September 20, 1810; March 2, 1811
      I, Gabriel Moran of CC, being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory;
      To wife Margaret, the plantation whereon I now live being part of "Boarmans Manor", and "Hard Purchase", during her widowhood. Also negroes Lang, George and Henny, 1 still, 1 pair hand mill stones, apple mill, cyder casks, the choice of two feather beds, bedsteads and furniture, all the kitchen furniture, 1 desk, two arm chairs, 6 flag chairs, 2 looking glasses, 1 small shotgun, all the pewter, earthernware and knives, 1 loom and harness and slays, 4 milk cows, 1 yoke of oxen, 1 cart and boddy, 1 warming pan, 2 ploughs, 1 gear and harrow, 1 wheat fan, 2 trunks, 2 sorrell mares, 1 grey mare and colt, all the weading, hiling and grubbing hoes, 2 spinning wheels, 1 lining wheel and sheckel, all the water vessels, 50 barrels of corn, 20 bushels of wheat, all the tops and blade fodder and husks, 1 sithe, 1 side saddle and bridle, 2 spades, 6 head of sheep, 1 sow and six barrows, all the poultry, to hold during her natural life.
      To granddaughter Henny Brightwell, 1 mare colt, 1 side saddle and bridle, 1 bed, bedstead and furniture, 1 loom and sheckel, harness and 2 slays, 1 cow and calf, 1 hiffer, 1 sow and pigs, 3 ewes, 1 spinning wheel, 6 flag chairs, 1 trunk, 1 looking glass, 1 iron pot., 1 dozen queens china plates, 2 dishes, 1 pare pothooks.
      To grandson, Gabriel Moran, 1 horse, 1 gun, brass barrel.
      To son Luke Moran, part of tract "Four Brothers" 118 acres.
      Item: My land by the name of "Warren and Guilbert" 200 acres, be sold by my son Luke Moran or any other of my sons in rotation of age, and the monies arising equally divided between my sons, John P. Moran, Leonard B. Moran, William Moran, Alexander Moran, James Moran and my daughters Susannah Johnson and to the heirs of Rebecca Brightwell dec'd, to the heirs of Mary Instep dec'd, to heirs of Sarah Posey dec'd; and my son James Moran shall pay to my exectutors 52 pounds current money, which he owes me for the purchase of a tract of land from Thomas Contee, and if he neglects or refuses to do so, he shall be excluded of his part of Warren and Guilbert".
      To wife Margaret, all my blacksmith tools during her widowhood, afterwards to son Luke Moran.
      Item: heirs of Rebecca Brightwell dec'd, Mary Instep dec'd and Sarah Posey dec'd, shall not receive their parts until they come of age. It is my desire that my granddaughter Henny Brightwell shall have 2 parts of Rebeccah Brightwell dec'd part of my estate.
      Item: all the personal property willed to my wife during her natural life shall be equally divided between my children; Luke, John, Leonard, James, William, Alexander, Gabriel, Susannah, the heirs of Sarah dec'd, Mary dec'd and Rebeccah dec'd
      Executors: son luke, wife Margaret
      Signed: September 20, 1810 Gabriel Moran
      Wit: Joseph Barker Jr., Thomas Boarman, Samuel Adams

      His widow Margaret filed a final account and distribution of his estate Dec 1 1812.
      Source: Charles County, MD., Administration Accounts and Inventories 1812-1815.
      Margaret then made further distributions between 1813 and 1828.
      Source: Charles County, Receipts & Releases 1827-1841.
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      VILLET [Willet], PETER, Charles Co. 23 Feb 1748/9; 3 April 1749
      To my sis. Rachel Galwith, the wife of John Galwith, Jr., my Negro wench baptized Priscilla and the Increase of Priscilla except the child she Is with is bequeathed to my sister Mary Villet,
      To sister Rebecca Villet negro boy James.
      To William Moran son of John Moran and Rebecca, negro girl Sarah(?),
      To Gabriel Moran son of John and Rebeca Moran, saddle and bridle.
      To John Moran son of John and Rebeca Moran, a horses
      To Meverel Hulse Moran son of John and Rebeca Moran, gun and a man's caster hatt.
      To John Moran, 3 pounds, 19 s., 6 pence,
      Wit: George Venables, John Moran, James Mahew, 26.1
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801,{Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 55.
      John Moran Sr.
      I, John Moran of CC, being weak and low condition but of sound mind and reason;
      To my son John Moran, my right to a lease of land part of Calverton Manor granted to Mary Stone; also on the plantation wheron I now dwell adjoin the above land called Dearbought containing 108 acres with the water mill
      To my four sons, Gabriel Moran, John Moran, Meveral Moran, and William Moran residue of estate
      sons John Moran and William Moran
      Signed December 29, 1788 John Moran
      Wit - John Morton, Jonathan Anderson, Jesse Davis
      Probated on December 24, 1791 by John Moran, Meverel H. Moran and witnesses John Morton, Jonathan Anderson, Jesse Davis who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
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      Contributed by Jerry L. Clark

      On Nov 19 1785 Edward Boarman of Charles County, MD., conveyed to Gabriel Moran for 30,600 pounds of tobacco, the "Warren" and "Guiberds" tracts in Charles County, of 204 acres.
      Source: Charles County, Deeds #3, pg183.

      Gabriel Moran purchased from Thomas and George Semmes of Alexandria VA., on June 7 1804, 146 acres of "Boarmans Manor".
      Source: Newman, Seemes and Allied Families, pg 50.

      Gabriel was assigned pew number 13 in Trinity Church Apr 10 1769. He subscribed to the minister's salary in Benedict Hundred July 5 1779. Was elected Church Warden April 1 1782.
      Source: Transcript of Trinity Church Records, NSDAR Library, pg 31.

      Gabriel was named in the will of William Canter in 1798, "Item: I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Gabriel Moran the sum of five shillings current money of Maryland."
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 460. Aug 12, 1768 from John Moran of CC, to Gabriel Moran of CC, for 20 £, part of a tract of land in CC called the four Brothers, containing about 118 acres. Signed - John Moran. Wit - Geo Lee*, John Dent*. Elizabeth Moran, the wife of sd John Moran, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Aug 12, 1768.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 463.
      William Canter, June 7, 1798; September 10, 1798
      I, William Canter of CC being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory
      To grandson William Hickey, that part of a tract of land on which I now live; negoes, Daniel and George, my youngest horse, one cow and calf, one bed and furniture, one looking glass and one chest.
      To granddaughter Susannah Lyon, negro Sally, one horse, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one chest, one looking glass.
      To daughter Jane Lyon, negroes Cesar and Harry, one cow and calf.
      To son James Canter, negro Nace.
      To daughter Ann Hickey, negroes Robert and Milley.
      To daughter Susanna Moran, negroes Natt and Phellas, one cow and calf. If she should die without issue, then equally divided between the lawful heirs of my body.
      To daughter Elizabeth Canter, negroes Minty and Terry, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one chest, one oval table and one tea Kettle.
      To son-in-law Gabriel Moran, the sum of five shillings current money of Maryland.
      Executor: son James Canter
      Signed: June 7, 1798 William (his mark) Canter
      Wit: Joseph Johnson, Cornelius Johnson Wallis {Wallace}, Richard Parker
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AK-11, 1791-1801; Page 21.
      Andrew Moran's Will.
      I, Andrew Moran of CC, am in a low state of health but of perfect mind and memory.
      To my sons Zachariah Moran & Benjamin Moran - 1 bed, bedstead, and furniture, each.
      To my wife Mary Moran - 98 £current money.
      To my several children, Jonathan Moran, Andrew Moran, Robert Moran, Zachariah Moran, Sarah Barber Moran, Mary Moran, and Benjamin Moran - all my lands, goods, and chattels, to be equally divided between them.
      I want my wife to peacefully possess my whole estate during her widowhood.
      Executors: my wife and my son Robert.
      Signed Dec 6, 1790 - Andrew Moran.
      Wit - Gabriel Moran, Josias Smoot, George Morton (Mortara).
      Probated on Feb 7, 1791 by both executors and by all 3 witnesses,
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1813-1814; Liber IB-10 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 324. At the request of Margaret Wood Moran the following Deed was recorded October 12, 1813
      Indenture made August 28, 1813; Gabriel Moran of Wayne County, Kentucky and William Canter Moran of Mason County, Kentucky in consideration of $200 current money of United States paid by Margaret Wood Moran has sold two undivided 11th parts of two tracts called "Boarman's Manor" and "Hard Purchase" which is the dwelling plantation of the late Gabriel Moran Sr., deceased who devised the same by his last will and testament to his 11 children. Signed Gabriel Moran, William C. Moran in the presence of and acknowledged before Ignatius Middleton, Joseph Simpson
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 395. At the request of Margaret Wood Naylor the following Deed was recorded August 22, 1816
      Indenture made June 6, 1816; Joseph Johnson and Susanna Johnson his wife in consideration of $100 current money of United States paid by Margaret Wood Naylor has sold all that undivided 1/11th part of two tracts of land comprising the dwelling plantation whereon Gabriel Moran Sr., late of CC deceased lived and died one being part of "Boarman's Manor" and the other "Hard Purchase" contiguous to each other lying near Bryan Town and containing 180 acres as by reference to the last will and testament of Gabriel Moran will more fully and at length appear. Signed Joseph Johnson, Susanna Johnson in the presence of and acknowledged before Ignatius Middleton, Joseph Simpson
      June 6, 1816; Susanna Johnson wife of Joseph Johnson relinquished her right of dower

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