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

Eleanor Birckhead

Female 1710 - 1787  (76 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Birckhead 
    Born 17 Jun 1710  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Apr 1787  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020850  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Abraham Birckhead,   b. Oct 1671, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1745, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Billingsley,   b. 23 Mar 1676/77, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1745, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1692  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Young,   b. 1706, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1728  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Young,   b. 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. William Young,   b. Aft 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1791 and 5 Oct 1793, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
     3. Abraham Young,   b. Aft 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
     4. Eleanor Young,   b. Aft 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Susannah Young,   b. Aft 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     6. John Young,   b. Aft 1730,   d. Aft 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     7. Rebecca Young,   b. Abt 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     8. Sarah Young,   b. Bef 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1814, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     9. Elizabeth Young,   b. Between 1758 and 1762, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F10305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 63
      William Young, 70: 30: 22:
      Elianor Young, 68: 35
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 244 ELEANOR YOUNG 10/12/1786 04/11/1787
      "being of perfect mind and memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. John Young --son
      -to have Negro lad "Jim"
      -to have the largest looking glass and the largest walnut table
      2, Abraham Young --son
      -to have Negro "Daniel"
      -named executor of the will
      3. Sarah O'NealI --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Wiltshire" and Negro man "Tim"
      4. Elizabeth Wheeler --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Ben"
      -to have all of testatrix's wearing apparel
      5. Cassandra Adams --granddaughter
      -to have Negro woman "Amelia"
      t5, Eleanor Young --granddaughter (daughter of John Young)
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn, and which bed and furn., is now at the house of testatrix's son Abraham
      7. "Flora" --Negro woman
      -to be set free by testatrix's son Abraham and 'Walter Evans into whose custody she is to be,
      8, Eleanor Wallace —granddaughter (daughter of William)
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among testatrix's children, John, Abraham. Elizabeth and her
      Witnesses: Jonathan Slater, Walter Evans
      Then came: Jonathan Slater
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
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      Folio 120 WILLIAM YOUNG PG 05/20/1779 11/16/1779
      "tho weak in Body
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Eleanor Young --wife
      -to have testator's dwelling plantation beginning at the beginning tree of the said land and running thence to the end of 250 perches thence. . crossing the land thence . . . to have for her natural life
      -to have the remainder of the personal estate for her natural life and to dispose of as she pleases.
      2. William Young --son
      -at widow's decease to have the land left to her
      -to have 1/2 of a tract of land called "Wilson's Delay" cont. 204 acres
      -to have Negro boy "Tom" -to have Negro girl "Henne"
      -named executor of the will along w/ testator's son Abraham
      3. Abraham Young --son
      -should William die w/out heirs, then to have the land left to testator's widow after her decease
      -to have the remainder of the tract of land called "Knock" along w/ all that tract or parcel of land he is now possessed of lying on Wats Branch called "Partnership"
      -to have Negroes "Adam" "Cate" "Ana" and "Isaac"
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn., 2 cows and calves
      4. John Young --son
      -to have the remainder of "Wilson's Delay" cont. 204 acres and the division between the two halves to remain the same
      5. Elizabeth Wheeler --daughter
      -to have Negroes "Rachel" "Bob" and "Sarah"
      -to have 25 pounds in cash
      6. Eleanor Wallace --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "James" which she now has in her possession
      7. John Wallace --son
      -to have Negro boy "George"
      8. Mary Wallace --granddaughter
      -to have Negro girl "Dafnie"
      9. Rebekah Magruder --daughter -to have 5 shillings
      10. Susannah Wallace --daughter
      -to have the sum of 5 shillings
      11. Sarah O'Neal --daughter
      -to have the sum of 5 shillings
      12. William Conn --grandson
      -to have the sum of 25 pounds
      13. Eleanor (Conn?) --granddaughter (sister of William)
      Jane (Conn ?) --granddaughter (sister of William)
      -to have the sum of 10 pounds each
      14. Walter Evans, Jonathan Slater
      -to help widow divide the estate should any differences arise
      Witnesses: Walter Evans, William Cossey (mark), Henry Berkley
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1784-1785; Liber FF 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 105. At the request of William Young the following Deed of Gift was enrolled November 4, 1784
      I Eleanor Young in consideration of the love and affection that I bear to my son William Young and divers other good causes me thereunto moving has given by these presents to him Negro boy Jack. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this November 1, 1784, Eleanor Young in the presence of William Conn and acknowledged before Abraham Boyd
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1784-1785; Liber FF 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 109. At the request of Samuel Wheeler & Nancy Wheeler the following Deed of Gift was enrolled November 11, 1784
      Eleanor Young in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear unto my beloved grandchildren, Samuel Wheeler and Nancy Wheeler children of Aquilla Wheeler as also for divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have given by these presents unto Samuel Wheeler Negro boy Alexander and unto Nancy Wheeler Negro woman Clare and her child Flora. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this November 8, 1784, Eleanor Young in the presence of Walter Evans, Matthew Wingfield and acknowledged before Joshua Beall

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