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

Benjamin Wood

Male Abt 1725 - 1803  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wood 
    Born Abt 1725  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1803  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042606  Tree1
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 

    Father Benjamin Wood,   b. Abt 1703, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1768, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Anne Thomas,   b. Abt 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1724  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     2. Benjamin Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     3. James Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     4. Catherine Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     5. Mary Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     6. Martha Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     7. Jane Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     8. Rebecca Wood,   b. Aft 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F08697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 137.
      Benjamin Wood Sr., Will, July 30, 1803; October 25, 1803
      I, Benjamin Wood Sr. of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory;
      To son Henry Wood, tracts I have already deeded to him (un-named)
      To son Benjamin Wood, all those tracts and parcels of land that lies west of my son Henry Wood, being part of "Shrewsbury", part "Nuthalls Branch" and also part of Woods Slipe.
      To son James Wood, tract "Trumans Place". If he should die without heir, said tract with my dwelling house to equally divided amongst my five daughters namely; Catherine Brightwell, Mary Chaperlar {Chappelear}, Martha Wood, Jane Wood and Rebecca Wood.
      To three single daughters, Martha Wood, Jane Wood, and Rebecca Wood shall live in my dwelling house, have free use of my plantation to work their slaves equally with my son James Wood.
      To daughter Martha Wood, 1 horse, saddle and bridle. Also 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Jane Wood, 1 horse, saddle and bridle. Also 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Rebecca Wood, 1 horse, saddle and bridle. Also 1 bed and furniture.
      Executor: sons Benjamin Wood and James Wood
      Signed: July 30, 1803 Benjamin Wood
      Wit: John McPherson, Elisha Hazzard, John Francis Gardiner
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      WOOD, BENJAMIN, Charles County, planter. 31 Mar 1768 13 May 1768
      To wife Ann, use of land called "Woods Desart." Negroes Will, Henry, Nace, Jane, Joe and Charles.
      To son John, 39 acres, part of tract called "Good Will", 50 acres of "Wittam's Enlarged" and Negroes Davie and Gerrard.
      To son Leonard, tenor by lease of 40 acres near the Cool Springs and Negroes Tom, Betty and Dick,
      To son Benjamin, tract called "Woods Desart, 100 acres of "Rochester." 42 acres of "Burches Forrest," and Negroes George and Easter.
      To dau. Helinor, Negroes Peter and James.
      To dau, Drusilla, Negroes Phillis, Beck and Frank.
      To dau. Elizabeth, Negroes Priss and Frederick.
      Exs.: wife Anne and son Benjamin.
      Wit: William Poston, Joseph King. 36.400
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      Benjamin Wood 5.162 D CH 1011.8.6 May 17 1769
      Sureties: William Posten, John Dent (son of Hatch Dent).
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to children: Benjamin (1/6), Druscilla (1/6), John (1/12), Leonard (1/12), Helena (1/12), Elisabeth (1/12)
      Executors: Anne Wood, Benjamin Wood,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 676. Sep 29, 1769 from George Maxwell of CC, merchant, to Benjamin Wood of CC, carpenter, for 400 , 2 parts of a tract of land in CC called Nuthalls Branch, the first part bounded by a great Branch that runs into the manner branch, 130 acres. The 2nd part is bounded by Cabbin branch, containing about 70 acres. The 3rd part is bounded by the afd 2nd part, Cabbin Branch alias Manor Branch, containing about 164 acres, excepting 1/4 acre of sd land whereon there is a graveyard. Signed - George Maxwell. Wit - Geo Lee*, Charles S Smith*. Elizabeth, wife to sd George Maxwell, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Mar 14, 1770
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 582. Apr 14, 1774 from John Slye Craycroft of Prince Georges County, planter, to Benjamin Wood of CC, planter, for 3 10 shillings, part of a tract of land called Nuthalls Branches, lying in CC, and formerly the property and in the possession of Charles Craycroft, the father of the sd John Slye Craycroft. Signed - John Sly Craycroft. Wit - RobL Young*, Philip Briscoe*. Recorded May 16, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 583. Nov 18, 1773 from George Maxwell of CC, merchant, to Benjamin Wood of CC, carpenter, for 45 , part of a tract of land in CC called Shrusbury, bounded by a hill side in the woods, containing about 40 acres. Signed - George Maxwell. Wit - Henry G (Greenfield) Sothoron, Henry Tubman (St Mary's County JPs). This deed was acknowledged in St Mary's County; Elizabeth, wife of the sd George Maxwell, relinquished her right of dower. Certified by D Wolstenholme, Clk, St Mary's County. Recorded May 16, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 93. Feb 19, 1776 from Benjamin Wood of CC, Gentleman, to Richard Gardiner of CC, planter, for 18 11 shillings and 3 pence sterling, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Trumans Place, which was formerly conveyed to Jonathan Davis by the name of Nuttles Branch, bounded by the line of Trumans [Place] that was formerly sold to Jonathan Davis by the name of Nuttells Branch, containing about 8-1/4 acres. Signed - Benjamin Wood. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Robt Young (CC JPs). Jeane, the wife of sd Benjamin Wood, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Mar 12, 1776.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 118. Feb 19, 1776 from Richard Gardiner of CC, planter, to Benlamin Wood of CC, carpenter, for 19 sterling, part of a tract of land called Trumans Place, conveyed by Charles Craycroft to Jonathan Davies (Davis) by the name of Nuthalls Branch, and being in CC, bounded by Cabbin Branch, the main north west (northwest) branch of Fradsham Cr, a parcel of land heretofore sold by Charles Craycroft to Allen Davis under the name of Nuthalls Branch but afterwards found to be part of Trumans Place, Likewise, part of another tract called Nuthalls Branch, bounded by sd land that was conveyed from Charles Craycroft to Allen Davies, containing 70 acres, thence more lines to the bginning, containing about 2-1/2 acres (sic) _ Signed - Rich'-' Gardiner. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Robt Young (CC Justices). Recorded Aug 11, 1776.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 479. Bill of sale. I, James Chattam of CC, for 32 15 shillings, have sold to Benjamin Wood Sr of CC, 3 old feather beds with some old covering, 2 small iron pots, 1 dutch oven, 5 old flagged chairs, 1 sorrel horse, 1 black mare, 1 sow & 6 shoats, 1 pewter dish and 7 plates, 2 small pewter basins, 2 iron wedges, 2 old axes, 3 old hoes, 2 old ploughs, and all the crop of tobacco and corn now growing on the plantation I now live on Signed Aug 13, 1792 - James (x his mark) Chattom. Wit - Alexr McPherson*. Recorded Aug 21, 1792.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 411. Dec 31, 1794 from Joseph Gardiner of CC, planter, to Benjamin Wood of CC, planter, for 50 part of a tract of land called Nutwells branch, supposed to contain about 25 acres, which lies on the south side of a division line made and agreed to by sd Joseph Gardiner and sd Benjamin Wood, and which line is bounded by a tract of land conveyed by Charles Craycroft to Allen Davis known as Nutwells branch. Signed - Joseph Gardiner. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Walter Dyson*. Dorothy, wife of Joseph Gardiner, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 18, 1795-
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 373-4: TRUMANS PLACE: 1000 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Craycroft, Ignatius: 500 Acres - Wilkinson, William: Surveyed 16 Dec 1665 for Nathaniel Truman on the Westside Patuxent River in the branches of Fordsham Creek: Conveyance notes - 500 Acres - Joshua Savage from Catherine Markwich; 31 Aug 1743, 500 Acres - William Williamson from Joshua Savage; 20 Feb 1742,500 Acres - Charles Carroll Esq from Charles Craycroft; 2 Jun 1748, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Prince Georges County: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 410-229: NUTTHALL BRANCH: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Craycroft, Charles: : Surveyed for Charles Craycroft, 14 June 1725, beginning at a bounded white oak.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 70 Acres - Allen Davies from Charles Craycroft; 11 May 1735,164 Acres - Allen Davies from Charles Craycroft; 16 Sept 1748, 164 Acres - Charles Craycroft from Allen Davies; 16 Sept 1748,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 406-193: SHREWSBURY: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Davis, Allen: Surveyed for Allen Davies 11 Oct 1725 adjoining to the said Davis land called ALLENS GROVE, beginning at a bounded White Oak: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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