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

Charles Ramsey Hodges

Male 1731 - 1815  (84 years)


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  • Name Charles Ramsey Hodges 
    Born 1731  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1815  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034467  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Charles Ramsey Hodges,   b. 16 Feb 1703/04, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Meredith,   b. Abt 1707, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Bef 1731  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Drury,   b. Bef 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1818, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Bef 1769  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Meredith Hodges,   b. 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 91 years)
     2. Elizabeth Hodges,   b. Abt 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Hodges,   b. 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles Drury Hodges,   b. 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     5. Mary Drury Hodges,   b. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F20363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber TT; 1813-1817
      CHARLES RAMSEY HODGES 11/27/1811; 01/17/1815
      "being of perfect mind and memory ..."

      Bequeaths to:
      1. Benjamin Meredith Hodges --son
      -to have all that tract or parcel of land called "Upper Getting" --except
      for the meadow ground
      -to have all that tract or parcel of land called "Pleasant Hills"adjoining
      the above named tract of land.
      2. Thomas Hodges -son
      -to have all that tract of land or parcel called "Scott's Lott" wherein is the testator's dwelling house and to have on the condition that the testator's daughters who are unmarried are to have the free use and occupancy of the dwelling house as long as they remain unmarried but this does not preclude Thomas to have the free use and occupancy of the same in common with his sisters and also with the provision that the burying ground and 1/2 acre adjoining to "Scott's Lott" is for the use of the family and relations as wish
      to be buried in it
      -to have a piece of the meadow ground being part of the tract of land
      "Upper Getting" beginning at a marked stone of the said land and running with the out lines thereof to the mill race that leads to the mill thence with the race to the 2nd ditch which empties into the race and with the ditch as far as the meadow is cleared
      -Benjamin and Thomas as tenants in common are to have the testator's mill and 3 acres of land adjoining being part of the tract of land "Upper Getting"
      -to have in trust Negro lad "Frank" and $100.00 which sum of money and the profits arising from the Negro are to be applied to the use and support of testator's daughter Mary Hardesty and her children
      -to hold in trust that plantation on a tract ofland devised the testator by his father being part of "Weston" part of "Hugh's Labour" and part of "Riley's Folly" and also to hold in trust the land the testator purchased from Singleton Wotton adjoining the aforesaid lands and to sell and dispose of the said lands -
      -after the crops growing at the time of the testator's death shall be
      taken off-- and the money to be divided among testator's grandchildren
      -named executor along with testator's son Benjamin and each to have the sum of $50.00 as compensation
      3. Elizabeth Hodges --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Rachel" daughter of "Betty" and also to have Negro lad
      "Abraham" both of whom are now in her possession
      4. Sarah Hodges --daughter
      -to have Negro woman "Flora" and her son "Abraham" and also to have Negro man "Ben"
      -to have 1 feather bed and fum., and 1 horse, saddle and bridle
      5. Ann Simmons --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Milly" Negro woman "Betty" and Negro girl "Patty" all of whom are in her possession
      6. Peggy Hodges --daughter
      -to have Negro woman "Jenny" and Negro man "Peter"
      -to have 1 feather bed and fum., and 1 horse, bridle and saddle
      -remainder ofthe household and kitchen furniture to be divided among
      testator's son Thomas and daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Ann and Peggy.
      -remainder of the personal property not already bequeathed or widow's thirds
      --should the testator's wife survive him--are to be divided among his children Elizabeth, Sarah, Benjamin Meredith, Thomas, Ann, Peggy and the children of testator's deceased son Charles Drury Hodges--they to have the 1/7th part that would have been their father's.
      7. Mary Hardesty (?) --daughter
      -to have 1 feather bed and fum., 1 horse, saddle and bridle and cow and calf
      8. Thomas Hardesty --grandson
      - to have Negro boy "Hanson" to be paid to him when he arrives at age 18 and before then all the profits arising from the Negro to be applied to Thomas's education and should he die before coming of age, then the Negro to Thomas's brothers and sisters
      9. Sarah Ann Hardesty --granddaughter
      -to have Negro lad "Frank"
      10. Eliza Hodges --granddaughter
      Mary Ann Hodges --granddaughter [children of testator's deceased son Charles
      Lucinda Hodges --granddaughter
      Charles Hodges --grandson
      -to divide among them the money from the sale of the testator's above
      mentioned lands left in trust to testator's son Thomas and the girls to have their share when they arrive at age 18 or day of marriage and the boy when he arrives at age 21 and in the mean time the moneys to be put to interest in any bank stock in any bank in the District of Columbia
      Witnesses: Thomas Lyles
      John R. Hodges
      Daniel Clarke
      Then came: John R. Hodges and Daniel Clarke
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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      HODGES, Benjamin, Prince George's Co. 11 Feb, 1770; 3 Aug, 1772
      Wife Deborah.
      Children: Charles, Thomas, Benjamin, Lucy, Mary, Elizabeth, Walter and unborn child. Brother Charles Ramsey Hodges.
      Tracts: 'Thropland," "Lunda, "Coleberts Lott."
      Wit: Chas. R. Hodges, Thomas Brashears Jr., Thomas Caney. 38. 742
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 251 CHARLES HODGES, planter 04/26/1787 07/04/1787
      "being of perfect mind and Memory , . ,"
      Bequeaths to:
      1, Thomas Ramsey Hodges --son
      -to have all the land on which he now lives lying on the east side of Collington being part of a tract of land called "Thorpland-
      2, Charles Ramsey Hodges --son
      -to have all of testator's land purchased from Edward Digges being 1 part on the west side of Collington and 1 part on the east side of Collington --except for the meadow that is now cleared and enclosed on the east side of Collington and the water mill together with 12 acres all lying on the west side of Collington
      3. John Ramsey Hodges --son
      Joseph Ramsey Hodges --son
      -to have the lands excepted from the devise given to Charles to be divided equally between them
      -to have the land whereon testator now lives being part of a tract of land called "Brock Hall" and to be divided equally between them w/ Joseph to have that part with the testator's dwelling house
      -John narned executor of the will
      4. Charity Hodges -daughter
      -to have 1 sorrel mare and 1 cow and calf, I ewe and lamb
      -to have Negro man "Harry" and Negro girl "Bett" and the Negroes to work on the plantation where testator now dwells as long as sire remains single
      -to have and occupy her room which site always occupies in testator's dwelling house as long as she remains single
      5. Richard Hodges --grandson
      Benjamin Hodges --grandson
      Walter Hodges --grandson (sons or testator' s son Benjamin Hodges
      Thomas Hodges --grandson
      John Hodges --grandson
      -to have the sum of 1. shilling each having already been sufficiently provided for their father
      6. Anne Piles (?) --daughter
      -to have the sum of 1 shilling as she has already been provided for
      7. Mary Plummer --daughter
      Sarah Plummer --daughter
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among them and testator's sons John and Joseph
      Witnesses: Daniel Clarke, George Hilleary, Daniel A. Belger
      Then came: Daniel Clarke
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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