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

Nicholas Lewis Sewell

Male Abt 1721 - 1800  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Lewis Sewell 
    Born Abt 1721  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Mar 1800  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017846  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Henry Sewell,   b. Abt 1690, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Fowke,   b. Abt 1695, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Charles Rev. Sewell,   b. 4 Jul 1744, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1807, St. Thomas Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Nicholas Lewis Sewell,   b. 9 Dec 1745, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1834, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Eleanor Sewell,   b. Abt 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1812, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     4. Henry Sewell,   b. Bef 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lettice Sewall,   b. Bef 1760, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F41839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Nicholas Lewis Sewall, SMC, 5/6/1796-3/4/1800. Son: Henry Sewall, "Mattapany" beginning at a gully adjoining the Patuxent River then to a line which leads to a church or chapel lately erected; a negro boy named William; and a negro man named Jacob.
      Daughter: Lettice Sewall, the remaining part of "Mattapany" during her life; half of my dwelling house; use of my kitchen; and half of my other houses on my part of my land. After her death, her share is devised to my son, Henry Sewall. She is to also have a mulatto woman named Anna; a negro woman named Beck; a negro boy named Joe (son of Moll); and a single riding chair or sulky which I bought for her and is now in her use.
      Daughter: Eleanor Pye, a negro girl named Sall and a negro boy named Peter (son of Harry and Nell).
      Children: Henry Sewall, Lettice Sewall and Eleanor Pye, the remainder of my personal estate equally divided, except 10 pounds which I give to be equally divided between my sons, Charles Sewall and Nicholas Lewis Sewall, to remind them of me and three pounds to Reverend James Walton. Lettice is to have my horse named Driver in her part.
      My personal estate is not to be divided for five to six years in order to pay my debts if my creditors will be so indulgent as to wait.
      EXECUTOR(S): Son, Henry Sewall, and Daughter, Lettice Sewall
      WITNESSES: William Holton, William Herbert (youngest), John Leach
      St. Mary’s County, Maryland Wills, 1791-1802 by Linda Reno.

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      Sewell, Henry, St. Mary's County, 19th Mch., 1721-2; 7th May, 1722.
      Testator desires that father Maj. Nicho. Sewell will permit
      wife [unnamed] to have her thirds in all testator's lands and will give sd. lands to his 2 child. Henry and Nicho. and their hrs. or to the survivor shd. either die before of age.
      Personal estate to wife [unnamed] and child. afsd.
      Exs.: Wife [unnamed] and bro. Nicho.
      Test: Mrs. Anne Sewell, James Richardson, Clement Sewell, Wm. Huddleston. 17.142.
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      KEOUGH, FARGUS, St. Mary's Co. 13 Dec 1757; 11 Sep 1759
      To sons James and William, tract of land - William to have 125 a, being part of Wills Swamp. Son James to have remainder of land.
      To make over a parcel of land to John Sherreld on his paying the remaining part of the consideration for which I agreed with the said land called by name of Wheatly Addition.
      Wife Extx.
      Wit: John Wiseman, Hopwel Adams, Nicholas Lewis Sewall, 30. 735
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      Mr. Charles Sewall 84.215 SM; Jun 10 1742; Oct 4 1761
      Appraisers: Charles King, John Poaker.
      Creditors: Ignatius Digges, Charles Carroll.
      Next of kin: Charles Sewall, N. Lewis Sewall.
      Executor: Nicholas Sewall
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      BROOKE, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co, 14 Jan, 1767; 24 Mar, 1767
      To cousin William Cooke, son of John Cooke, estate, after 8 lbs. 2 s. and 6 pence sterl. is pd. to Nichs. Sewell, his exs., and 5 lbs. sterl. paid to Richard Harrison.
      Ex: William Cook.
      Wit: Richard Smith, Rchd. Henderson, Thomas Huchanan, Wm. Hoxton. 35.297
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      CARROLL, HENRY, St. Mary's Co.16 Sept. 1775; 16 April 1776
      Wit: Nicholas Lewis Sewall; Samuel Bellwood; William Keough. 40. 645
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 264 ANN DARNALL .08/26/17 83 07/26/1788
      "being weak in Body "
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Henry Darnall --father
      -to have for his natural Life the interest arising from all testatrix's bonds and promissary notes whether taken for tobacco or money
      -all tobacco due testatrix is to be sold and the money arising therefrom to be given to her father.
      -to have Negro man "Carpenter Jack"
      2. Mr. Robert Sewall --son of Nicholas Sewall of St. Mary's
      -at the decease of testatrix's father to have all the moneys and tobacco outstanding due testatrix
      -to have all of testatrix's Negroes both male and female
      -after the death of testatrix's father and sister to have Negro man "Carpenter Jack"
      3. Catherine Digges --sister
      -after the death of testatrix's father to have Negro man -Carpenter Jack" for her natural life
      4, Mary Sewall --daughter of Robert Sewall to have Negro woman "Lucy"
      5. Robert Darnall --brother
      Nicholas Sewall
      -named executors of the will
      Witnesses: Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Jean Savary, M Pue
      Then came: Jean Saya
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 278. May 16, 1788 from Francis Ware as Sheriff of CC, to Nicholas Lewis Sewall of St. Mary's County. Whereas the sd Francis Ware, as Sheriff of the County afd, did (by virtue of a writ of venditioni Exponas from the County Court to him directed) expose to public sale about 540 acres, being part of Rozers Refuge, which sd land (was purchased by Mr. Walter Pye from William Hanson, as per deed dated Jan 16, 1778, and recorded Jan 24, 1778 among the records of the County afd, Liber V No 3-1/2 folio 232, 3, & 4), the sd Francis Ware sold to the sd Nicholas Lewis Sewall, he being the highest bidder for the same for 600 £, taken by virtue of the writ afd in consequence of a judgment obtained in the County Court afd by John Cooke, assignee of George Mason, against Walter Pye, the afd parcel of land was bought by sd Nicholas Lewis Sewall on the 15th instant, and the writ is returnable to Jun Term 1788. Now in order to confirm to sd Nicholas Lewis Sewall, a title to sd land, this deed further witnesses that the sd Francis Ware conveys to sd Sewall he afd land, Signed - Frans ware, Sheriff of CC. Wit - Rich' Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Recorded May 16, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 308. Bill of sale, recorded at the request of Joseph Semmes. I, Walter Pye of CC, for and in consideration that Joseph Semmes of Montgomery County, has heretofore become my security on a note of hand payable to James Perry of Montgomery County and dated Oct 16, 1782 for the payment of 44 £ 8 shillings with interest thereon and costs of suit, have granted to sd Joseph Semmes, and hereby sell and deliver to sd Semmes, as an indemnification to him on the afd suretyship, 1 Negro girl named Letty, 1 black mare, 13 foot mahogany card table, 1 mahogany knife case, a debt owing to me by Nicholas Lewis Sewell of St. Mary's County for 53 £ 14 shillings and 6 pence, and another debt due to me on note of hand from Eleanor Nottingham for 8 £ 8 shillings. Signed Jul 5, 1788 - Walter Pye. Wit - Richd Barnes*. Recorded Jul 5, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 259. Apr 30, 1791 from Nicholas Lewis Sewall of St. Mary's County, to Alexander Hamilton of Prince Georges County, for 1200 £ and for divers good causes, all that part of a tract of land in CC called Rozers Refuge, which sd land was purchased by Walter Pye from William Hanson of CC, as by his deed to sd Pye dated and recorded in CC on Jan 24, 1778 in Liber V #3 pages 232-234, containing about 544 acres.
      Signed - N. Lewis Sewall. Wit - Henry Barnes*, Henry H.
      Chapman*. Eleanor Pye, the wife of the within named Walter Pye, and daughter of sd Nicholas Lewis Sewall, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 3, 1791.

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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records, IB 5. 82-84

      At the request of Robert Fergusson the following Deed was recorded this 26th day of January Anno Domini eighteen hundred and two
      This Indenture made this first day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and one Between John Robertson of Charles County and Thomas Mundell of Prince Georges County and State of Maryland of the one part and Robert Fergusson of Charles County and State afsd of the other part Whereas Alexander Hamilton late of Prince Georges County deceased by his Last Will and Testament in writing duly executed bearing date the ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine did amongst other things will and direct that his executors should convey unto Robert Fergusson his heirs and assigns the fee simple estate of his Land in Charles County being part of a tract of Land called Rozers Refuge bought by him from Nicholas Lewis Sewall and by him the sd Alexander Hamilton sold to sd Fergusson by his written agreement therefore dated the twelfth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight recorded among the records of Charles County Court on or about the nineteenth day of October one thousand and eight hundred and one reference thereto being had will appear upon him the sd Robert Fergusson paying up the consideration mentioned in said agreement and performing the other covenants thereof and did also will and direct that his executors should convey to said Robert Fergusson his heirs and assigns a tract of Land in Charles County adjoining sd land called Rozers Refuge conveyed by a certain Colonel Francis Ware to him the sd Alexander Hamilton called Moores Folly containing fifty acres more or less and did thereby empower his executors or either of them or the survivor of them to execute a Deed to him the said Robert Fergusson for the same as by the Last Will and Testament of the sd Alexander Hamilton proved and recorded in the Orphans Court of Prince Georges County reference being thereunto had will appear And Whereas the said Alexander Hamilton did constitute and appoint the afsd Robert Fergusson John Robertson and Thomas Mundell to be executors of his last Will and Testament And Whereas the sd Robert Fergusson hath paid up the Consideration mentioned in sd agreement and hath performed the other covenants thereof Now This Indenture witnesseth that the sd John Robertson and Thomas Mundell in pursuance of the directions of the Last Will and Testament of the sd Alexander Hamilton and for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand six hundred and eighty six pounds sixteen shilling and seven pence current money of Maryland to them in hand pd at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the sd John Robertson and Thomas Mundell do hereby acknowledge Have given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the sd Robert Fergusson his heirs and assigns forever all that part of a tract of land situate lying and being in Charles County called Rozers Refuge containing five hundred and forty four acres more or less also all that tract or parcell of land situate lying and being in the County afsd called Moores folly adjoining the afsd tract of Land called Rozers Refuge containing fifty acres more or less. /s/ John Robertson, Thomas Mundell; Wit: Eliza Scott, Grace Stone, M J Stone
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-324: ROZERS REFUGE: 1164 acres; Possession of - 1164 Acres - Contee, Alexancer: Re-Surveyed 19 Feb 1734 for Alexander Contee: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 1164 Acres - John Hanson from John Contee; 28 Feb 1744,561 Acres - Jane Contee from John Hanson; 12 March 1744, 174 Acres - Thomas Contee from Jane Contee; 4 Sept 1752
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 320-135: MOORES FOLLY: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Hawkins, Elizabeth: Surveyed 19 Sept 1669 for Henry Moore at a bound pockhiccory standing on the North side of a branch on a swamp called Oversees Swamp about the middlemost line of the land taken up by them by Capt. William Lewis.: Conveyance notes - 50 Acres - Francis Ware from John Lowe & Mary; 3 May 1727

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