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

Joseph Letchworth

Male 1665 - 1713  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Joseph Letchworth 
    Born Between 1658 and 1665  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1713  Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020765  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Thomas Letchworth,   b. Bef 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1678, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Letchworth,   d. 12 Feb 1693/94, Calvert County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Skinner,   b. Between 1662 and 1669, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1713, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Bef 1685  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Letchworth,   b. Abt 1680, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     2. Thomas Letchworth,   b. Abt 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F12712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Letchworth, Thomas {sic Joseph Letchworth}, Calvert Co., 30th May, 1694; 23rd Oct., 1713.
      To son Thomas, ex., at 20 yrs., and hrs., entire estate, real and personal. Should he die without issue, sd. estate to pass to mother, Eliza,: Letchworth, widow, and both of devisees afsd. dying without issue, brother-in-law Robert Skinner to inherit estate.
      Test: Thos. Tarcey, Abel Enion, Joseph Letchworth, Thos. Earle, Eliza: Taney. 13. 536.

      Research Notes from Fredric Z. Saunders:
      The person whose will was probated on 23 October 1713 was Joseph Letchworth, not Thomas Letchworth. The Maryland Calendar of Wills lists the name wrong. See his will in Book 13, p. 536 [go to image 538 above].

      Also note it was written 30 May 1694, not 1696 as the MD Cal. of Wills lists.

      http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s500/s538/000000/000020/pdf/m sa_s538_000020.pdf
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      Mr. Jos. Letchworth 35A.3 I 25.0.0 Feb 15 1713/4
      Appraisers: Alexander Magruder, Nathaniell Magruder.
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      Stein, Charles Frances. A HISTORY OF CALVERT COUNTY MARYLAND, published by the author in cooperation with the CALVERT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1960,pp 311-312.
      Robert Skinner settled in Calvert County during the Puritan era, probably about 1658. Robert Skinner married Ann, widow of James Truman. His plantation ,called the RESERVE, originally Truman's Reserve, is situated on the road leading from Prince Frederick to Dare's Wharf. He also secured grants of adjacent tracts called Border and Scrapp.

      December 13, 1686 will -
      He named his eldest son Robert as guardian for his younger sons, Clark, William and Adderston Skinner. He also mentioned his daughter Mary, wife of Joseph Letchworth, and his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Greenfield. His widow Anne Skinner died in 1714, also leaving a will.
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      Skinner, Robert, . Calvert Co., 8th Mch., 1685 ; 13th Dec. 1686.
      To eldest son Robert and hrs., plantation and "Island Neck.'
      To dau. Mary Letchworth and to her first born child, personalty,
      To 2nd son Clarke and hrs., "The Border," "The Reserve" and "The Scraps."
      To 3rd son William and hrs., "The Hatchet" on Patuxent R.
      To youngest son Adderton and hrs, " The Reserve."
      To 3 last named sons at majority personalty.
      To wife Anne, personalty.
      Son Robert appointed guardian of 3 young. sons. Should he die, 2 sons-in-law Thos. Greenfield and Joseph Letchworth to act in his stead.
      Test : Robert Houldsworth, Arthur Storer, Elizabeth Cornall, William Moore. 4. 23
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      Craycroft, Ignatius, Prince George's County, 9th Aug., 1704; 23rd Sept., 1707.
      To wife Sophia, dwelling plantation, 450 A., --- and mansion house, during life.
      To son John and hrs., 600 A., --- and 300 A., --- nr. Gunpowder River, Balto. Co.
      To son Ignatius and hrs., following lands, viz., 235 A., "Gallwiths" bought from Wm. Turner, 1 tract "Liittle Addition," 189 A., "The Hatchett" and land belonging to branch on s. side Canadan's branch.
      To son Henry and hrs., 575 A. bought of Joseph Letchworth near middle of Brook Court Manor.
      To son Charles and hrs., 500 A., "Truman's Place," 200 A., "Nutwell's Branches" adjoining thereto, also 100 A., "The Denial."
      To 4 daus., Ann, Sophia, Elizabeth and Susanah, personalty, at 18 yrs. of age.
      Residue of estate to 4 sons afsd., they to be of age at 18 yrs. In event of death of son. Charles during minority, his estate to pass to his brother John.
      Exs.: wife and son John afsd.
      Trustees: Clement Brooke, Benja. Hall, and Roger Brooke.
      Test: Frederick Clodius, Joseph Hall, Elias Poleman, Arnold livers. 12. 291.
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      Richard Ball
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      Bernd Johnson

      Memorandum that his Lordshipp the Lord Propry of this Province sendeth his writt of habere facias possession to the Sheriffe of Calvert County directed which followeth in these words Charles absolute Lord & Propry of the Provinces of Maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c To the Sheriffe of Calvert County greeting Whereas Richard Ball Lessee of Elizabeth Letchworth Widdow Mother & Guardian of Joseph Letchworth Sonn & heyre of Thomas Letchworth deceased in right of the said Joseph att a Provinciall Court held att our City of St Maryes the Eighteenth day of June instant before our Justices of our said Court hath recovered against Bernard Johnson her possession of & in one Mannor & Messuage & two thousand acres of land lying on the South side of Petuxent River in Calvert County aforesaid called Brooke Court Mannor otherwise the Aquasco with the appurtenfices which he the said Bernard Johnson hath unjustly detained from him Therefore we comand you that to him the said Richard Ball his possession of the said Messuage & prmisses with the appurtenfices without delay you cause to be had & given And in what manner you execute this precept that you make known to our Justices of our said Court to be held att Provincial Court Proceedings, 1678.

      St Maryes the Eight day of October next we also comand you that you take the said Bernard Johnson if he shall be found in yor bailywick & him safe keep so that you haue his body before our Justices of our Provinciall Court to be held att our City of St Maryes the Eighth day of October next to satisfie unto The said Richard Ball the sume of two thousand nine hundred & twenty pounds of tobacco for his costs & charges by him laid out & expended about his suite aforesaid And have you there this writt Wittnes our trusty & welbeloved Thomas Notley Esqr our Lievt Genll & chiefe Justice of our said Province the Eighteenth day of June in the third yeare of our Dominion &c Annoq Dni 1678. Att which said Eighth day of October in the yeare aforesaid the same Sheriffe maketh returne of the writt aforesaid in these words Vizt Memorandum this twenty Eighth day of August 1678. Then quiet & lawful possession of all that Messuage or Tenements of Brooke Court Mannor also all the said Mannor of Brooke Court itt being two Thousand acres delivered unto Widdow Elizabeth Letchworth Mother & Guardian of Joseph Letch worth Sonn & hey re of Thomas Letchworth deceased & all the appurtennces thereunto belonging before good & lawfull men of my bailywick possession as before given As also the sume of two thousand nine hundred & twenty pounds of tobacco satisfied & paid by the wthin named Bernard Johnson according as this writt comands
      p Henry Darnall Sheriffe.
      Ordered by the Court, that a Writt of Enquiry of damages issue to be directed to the Sheriffe of Calvert County to Sumons a jury of the said County to appeare att the next Provinciall Court to Enquire what damages Richard Ball Lessee of Elizabeth Letchworth Widdow Mother & Guardian of Joseph Letchworth Sonn & heyre of Thomas Letchworth deceased hath sustained by occasion of a certaine action of trespas in Ejectmt by him brought against Bernard Johnson
      Upon mocon made unto this Court by Robert Carvile the Attorney of Elizabeth Letchworth Mother & Guardian of Joseph Letchworth Sonn & heyre of Thomas Letchworth deceased, that by vertue of his Lordpps writt of habere facias possessionem the Sheriffe of Calvert County delivered unto her the said Elizabeth possession of two thousand acres of land called Brooke Court Mannor als the Quasco recovered against Bernard Johnson in this Court, since which tyme the said Bernard Johnson hath by force made a reentry thereinto & keepes possession of part or all of the Messuage or dwelling house on the said lands much to the damage of the said Elizabeth Letchworth Whereupon itt is ordered by the Court here this day to witt the fourteenth day of October in the third yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Doni 1678. that any two of the Comissionrs of the said County who live neer unto the said land by force compell & turn the said Bernard Johnson from off the said land, & repossesse the said Elizabeth of the said land &. Messuages according to Law

      Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1678-1679 Volume 68, Page 57
      http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000068/html/am68--57.html
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 191; Indenture, 26 Aug 1707
      Prom: Ignatius Craycroft of Prince George's County, Gent.
      To: Charles Diggs of Prince George's County
      Charles Diggs married Sophia Craycroft, the daughter of Ignatius, who died after the marriage but before the marriage portion was paid; Craycroft gives Diggs a tract of land Craycroft bought from Joseph Letchworth 14 May 1694 on record in Liber R, Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 214 of Calvert County containing 570 acres which by resurvey found to contain 410 acres now in possession of the said Charles Diggs
      signed: Igna. Craycroft
      witnessed: R. Bradly and J. Gerrard
      Memorandum: 26 Aug 1707 Ignatius Craycroft acknowledged deed
      Alienation: 26 Aug 1707 Charles Diggs paid the sum of 16s/6p for 410 acres "for the use of the Lord Baltimore by order of Mr. Charles Carroll"
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: JOSEPH AND MARY, THE; Owner: Letchworth, Joseph: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: May 16, 1687: Ref: Liber 22 f 333 : Map Location: Y-21

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      Calvert County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Letchworths Hills, 200 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Letchworth, Thomas 1668 Patent Record 10, p. 476 0 0 MSA S 1583-931

      Letchworths Hills, 200 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Letchworth, Joseph 1668 Patent Record 12, p. 138 0 0 MSA S 1583-932



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      Daniell Smith 33A.213 A PG 26.16.6 12.3.4 Jul 9 1712
      Payments to: Rogger Whellor, Mr. John White, Esq. William Bladen, Benjamin Berry.
      Administrator: Thomas Letchworth.
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS,
      Indenture, 7 September 1695
      From: RICHARD EDWARDS of Calvert County, planter
      To: JOHN MILLS of Calvert County, planter
      Price: 2520 lbs. tobacco
      Property: 40 acres on the west side of the north branch of the Patuxent River in Calvert County, all the tract originally laid out to THOMAS LETCHWORTH, bounding on FFENDALL'S land called "Ffendalls Spring" now in the possession of THOMAS WILLSON, and by land of JOHN TATE.
      Signature: RICHARD EDWARDS
      Wit.: JOHN CHITTAM, EDWARD WILLETT
      Ackn'd: RICHARD EDWARDS and HANNAH his wife, 27 September 1695.
      Recorded: 22 September 1696, Vol. A, p. 7

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