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

Sarah Hollyday

Female Abt 1755 - Bef 1782  (~ 27 years)


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  • Name Sarah Hollyday 
    Born Abt 1755  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 13 Aug 1782  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021225  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Leonard Dr. Hollyday,   b. Abt 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1793, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Sarah Bradley,   b. Abt 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1777, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1755  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Johns,   b. Abt 1728, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Jul 1794, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Crabb Johns,   b. 1774, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1840, Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Sarah Johns,   b. 1 Oct 1777, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1823, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F10977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1
      1790-1796;
      Folio 339 LEONARD HOLLYDAY, of Calvert County 08/12/1777 12/03/1793
      -being weak in Body
      Bequeaths to;
      1. Leonard Hollyday --son
      -to have all of testator's lands lying in Calvert County called -"Buzzard Island- and "Addition to Buzzard Island" and part of "Arnold's Purchase- and to have all of testator's lands lying in Prince George's County called Brookelleld and '`Hollyday's Wild Goose Meadow"
      -to have all of testator's lands tying in Si. Mary's and Charles Counties
      2. Sarah Johns --daughter
      Ann Bradley Hollyday --daughter
      -should testator's son Leonard die w/out issue, then to have the lands left to hint and should they die w/out issue then to descend as per the will of testator's father Leonard Hollyday
      -should Leonard die w/out issue, then to have lands lying in Charles and St. Marie's Counties,
      -testator's three children to have all die personal estate to be divided equally among.. them
      3. Thomas Johns --son-in-law
      -named executor along w/ testator's son Leonard
      Witnesses: Margaret Skinner, Benjamin Mackall 4th, Benjamin Mackall
      Then came: Benjamin Mackall 4th and Benjamin Mackall
      Note the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 237. At the request of John Smith Brookes the following Deed was enrolled August 28, 1782
      Indenture made August 13, 1782; between Thomas Johns, Gentleman of Montgomery County, Maryland and John Smith Brookes , Gentleman of PGCo of the other part. Whereas Thomas Johns did heretofore agree to sell by letter bearing date November 1777 one half of a tract called by certificate of resurvey "Moorfields Enlarged" which the said tract was held by Thomas Johns and Sarah Johns his wife jointly in right of the said Sarah Johns with Ann Hollyday containing and resurveyed for 554 acres and which John Smith Brookes purchased the other half from Ann Hollyday {before her marriage to Walter Brooke Cox} but the said lands having been omitted to be conveyed in due form of law to the said John Smith Brookes during the life of the said Sarah Johns who is now lately deceased, and whereby Thomas Johns her husband lately having lawful issue by the said Sarah Johns is now become tenant by the courtesy of the said Sarah Johns and whereas Thomas Johns heretofore received the sum of money agreed on for the one half of the whole tract. Therefore Thomas Johns in consideration of 969 pounds 10 shillings currency paid by John Smith Brookes has sold the one undivided half of "Moorfields Enlarged". Signed Thomas Johns in the presence of B. Contee, Aquila Johns and acknowledged before Richard Thompson, George Beall (JP's of Montgomery County, Maryland)
      {Sarah Hollyday married Thomas Johns and died between the 1777 date of her fathers will and before August 13, 1782.}
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 250. At the request of John Smith Brookes the following Bond was enrolled September 11, 1782
      I Thomas Johns of Montgomery County, Maryland, Gentleman am held and firmly bound unto John Smith Brookes, Gentleman of PGCo in the sum of 4000 pounds current money of Maryland this August 15, 1782. The condition of the obligation is such that whereas Thomas Johns did heretofore sell one half of a tract called by certificate of resurvey "Mooresfield Enlarged" unto the said John Smith Brookes which was held by Thomas Johns and Sarah Jones his wife in right of Sarah Jones and by Ann Hollyday jointly so as to entitle the said Thomas and Sarah his wife in right of the said Sarah Johns to one half of the whole of the said tract of land; there never having been any division made of the same containing and laid out for 554 acres. But the said one half of the said tract was omitted to be conveyed by the said Thomas Johns and Sarah Johns unto John Smith Brookes agreeable to the terms concluded between the parties in the lifetime of the said Sarah Johns who is now lately deceased and by whom the said Thomas Johns had lawful issue whereby he became vested with a life estate in the said one half of the said tract of land which life estate the said Thomas Johns has conveyed by deed bearing date August 13 instant and whereas the said Thomas Johns has heretofore received in the lifetime of the said Sarah Johns the sum of money agreed on for the one half of the said tract of land by John Smith Brookes. And it is hereby conditioned that if the said Sarah in the aforesaid and her sister {Ann Hollyday who married Walter Brooke Cox} who has survived the said Sarah Johns where are and were joint tenants of the said tract which the said Thomas Johns is at present uninformed shall be released from the tenor of this obligation. Signed Thomas Johns in the presence of B. Contee, Aquila Johns
      {Sarah Hollyday married Thomas Johns and died between the 1777 date of her fathers will and before August 13, 1782.}
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 251. At the request of John Smith Brookes the following Deed was enrolled September 11, 1782
      Indenture made September 9, 1782; whereas Walter Brooke Cox and Ann Bradley Cox his wife are seized and possessed of an undivided half or moiety of several contiguous tracts lying in PGCo called "Four Hills", "Moorefields", "Berry's Fortune", "Patternwick", and "Addition to Moorefields" which where on April 13, 1775 resurveyed for Thomas Johns and Sarah Johns his wife and Ann Hollyday (her sister and) now wife to Walter Brooke Cox all of which tracts were reduced by the warrant of resurvey into one entire tract and then called "Moorefields Enlarged" and containing 554 acres; and whereas in the lifetime of the said Sarah and Ann the lands were sold, Sarah who was then feme covert, her husband and the said Ann and her husband to John Smith Brookes and the purchase money was paid by but the lands were never formerly conveyed by deed to him and whereas Sarah is lately deceased and the lands never divided in her lifetime between her and her sister Ann. Know ye therefore that Walter Brooke Cox and Ann Bradley Cox his wife in consideration of 969 pounds 10 shillings currency paid by John Smith Brookes have sold one undivided half or moiety of the aforesaid lands. Signed Walter Brooke Cox, Ann Bradley Cox (and relinquished her right of dower) in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, Fielder Bowie

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