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

Lavinia Gray

Female Abt 1761 - Aft 1816  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Lavinia Gray 
    Born Abt 1761  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1816  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042736  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Benjamin Gray,   b. Abt 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1778, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Anne King,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1779, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1738  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josias Millar,   b. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1777  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F41468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 145.
      Benjamin Gray's Will, May 9, 1778,
      I, Benjamin Gray of CC, am of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding.
      To my daughter Tabitha Brett - 1 Negro girl named Jean. My Negro fellow George is to be hired out, and Tabitha is to receive the wages. If the Negro survives Tabitha, Jean is to be sold.
      To my daughter[s] Mary and Lavinia and my 2 sons, Jalizreel and Benjaman - the purchase money for Jean, to be equally divided between them.
      To my daughter Ann Barker - 1 Negro girl named Doll.
      To my daughter Catherine Dye - 1 shilling sterling.
      To my daughter Luvoisa Marshall - 1 Negro man named Jacob
      and 1 Negro girl named Dinah.
      To my daughter Mary Gray - 1 Negro man named Cato, 1 Negro woman named Cate, and 60 cash.
      To my daughter Lavinia Gray - 1 Negro man named Robin, 1 Negro girl named Philis, and the youngest child of my Negro Betty.
      To my son Jahzeel Gray - all the tract of land whereon I now live, and also the tract of land adjoining to the land of Colo Richard Harrison, Henry Davis, and John Shepherd; 1 Negro man named Dick, 1 Negro girl named Charity, 1 Negro boy called Bigg Will.
      To my son Benjamin - 100 acres of land called Grays Beginning, Also 1 Negro man named Frank, 1 Negro named Little Will, 1 Negro girl named Lydda.
      If my 2 sons afd die without heir, all the land afd to be
      equally divided between my 2 daughters, Mary and Lavinia.
      To my wife Ann Gray - 1 Negro man named Joe and a Negro man named Peter and a Negro woman named Betty, and also the third part of the rest of my estate not above mentioned. The other two thirds to be equally divided between my daughters, Mary and Lavinia, and my 2 sons, Jahzeel and Benjamin, as they come of age.
      Executrix: my wife Ann.
      Signed Feb 15, 1777 - Benjamin (+ his mark) Gray. Wit - Simon Smith, Andrew (+ his mark) Gray, William Bryan.

      I, Benjamin Gray of CC, planter, make the following codicil;
      To my son Jahreel Gray - Negro man Joe.
      To my son Benjamin Gray - Negro fellow Peter.
      To my daughter Mary Gray - Negro woman Betty, after my wife, Ann Gray's, death.
      To each of my sd children, Jalzeel, Benjamin, and Mary Gray - 1 equal part each of the moveable estate, after my sd wife's death.
      To my daughter Lavinia Gray - 100 in cash-
      Executrixes: my daughter Mary Gray and my wife, Ann Gray. Signed Dec 24, 1777 - Benjamin (+ his mark) Gray. Wit - Andw Baillie, Thos Keyberd, Andrew (+ his mark) Gray, George Dalrymple.
      Probated on May 9, 1778 by Simon Smith, Andrew Gray, and William Bryan.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 146.
      On May 9, 1778, letters testamentary were granted on the estate of Benja Gray, late of CC, decd, to Mary Gray, the surviving executrix of the decd's will.
      Securities = Burditt Hamilton, Andrew Baillie, and John Booker Meek of CC. Bond = 5000 Appraisers: Henry Davis and John S. Chilton, On Aug 6, 1778, the inventory was received, appraised, amounting to 842 18 shillings 3 pence.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 329.
      Ann Gray's Administration Bond. Apr 24, 1779.
      We, Anne King Barker of CC, widow, Levena Gray of CC, single woman, John Steward Chilton, & Henry Davis of CC, planters, give bond in the sum of 5000 to the State of Maryland, this Apr 24, 1779, to warrant that sd Ann and Livinia, administratrixes of the goods, chattels, and credits of Anne Gray, late of CC, deceased, will make a true inventory of the deceased's estate.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 330.
      On Apr 24, 1779, Letters of Administration were granted on the estate of Ann Gray of CC, deceased, to Anne King Barker and Levinia Gray, daughters to the deceased. Securities: John Steward Chilton and Henry Davis. Bond 5000 . Appraisers: John Booker Meek and Ignatius Ryan. On Jul 10, 1779, the Inventory was received, appraised to 7 10 shillings 0 pence.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 350. At the request of Michael Cleary the following Deed was recorded June 18, 1816
      May 5, 1816; Josias Miller and Lavinia Miller his wife of Loudoun County, Virginia in consideration of $80 paid by Michael Cleary of Prince William County Virginia have sold one undivided moiety of a tract of which Benjamin Gray late of Nanjemoy Charles County, Maryland died seized and possessed which was devised to Benjamin Gray, deceased by his father Benjamin Gray. Signed Josias Miller, Lavinia Miller
      Loudoun County, Virginia, to wit, we Charles Lewis and Johnston Clurland magistrates of the County aforesaid do certify that Josias Miller to the within conveyance have duly acknowledged the same before us on April 5, 1816 and desire that is to certify the said acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Loudoun in order that conveyance may be recorded and if the same time Lavinia Miller relinquished her right of dower before Charles Lewis, Johnston Clurland. Attested by Charles Binns clerk of the County Court of Loudoun on April 6, 1815 and certified by Benjamin Grayson presiding justice of the court of Loudoun County on April 8, 1816

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