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

Joseph Williams

Male Abt 1706 - Aft 1736  (~ 31 years)


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  • Name Joseph Williams 
    Born Abt 1706  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1736  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044019  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Benjamin Williams,   b. Bef 1671, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1732, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Mother Margaret Sellman,   b. Abt 1684, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1704  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phebe Plummer,   b. Abt 1710, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1726  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F24247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Williams, Benjamin, planter, A. A. Co., 30th March, 1730; 16th Nov., 1732.
      To son Benjamin, 5s.
      To son Joseph and hrs., 200 A. of "Williams Range," Prince George's Co., where he now lives; 5.
      To dau. Mary, wife of John Cheny, 5.
      To dau. Margaret, 260 at age of 16 or day of marriage.
      To wife Margaret, extx., and hrs., dwell. plan. "Foldland," pt. of "Williams Range"; and residue of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Richard Poole, Walter Phelps (Philps), Sr., Elizabeth Clerk (Clarke). 20, 487.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 254. At the request of Richard Moore and Thomas Moore the following Land Commission was recorded June 25, 1754
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Richard Moore and Thomas Moore preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 2nd year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 13th day of April Anno Domini 1753. In these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore Vizt; to Messrs William Murdock, Thomas Bowie, Thomas Lancaster and Isaac Landsdale of PGCo gentleman, whereas Richard Moore and Thomas Moore are seized of part of a tract called "Beall's Reserve" and preferred their petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Peter Dent, gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Peter Dent, gentleman, March 30, 1753. Issued April 13, 1753, Joseph Sim, Clk
      Advertisement, February 27, 1754, by virtue of a commission from the county court to examine evidences concerning the bounds of a tract of land called "Beall's Reserve" we hearby give notice that we intend to meet on the said land on Monday, March 25 next, William Murdock, Thomas Lancaster, Thomas Bowie
      March 25, 1754; we met according to notice and proceeded to a Poplar stump standing on the south side of Turkey Cock Branch
      James Smith, aged 29 years being sworn deposeth that George Plummer about a year and half ago showed him the said stump and told him it was a bound tree of Moore's land, at the same time being interrogated by James Plummer whose land is contiguous to said tract what else said George Plummer communicated to him and that Plummer told him that there was a white oak on the other side of the branch that had been proved by old Beall but did not say of what land and further saith not
      The deposition of Charles Hodge, aged 49 years being sworn saith that George Plummer about a year and a half ago came near the the above-mentioned stump and took up a small piece of wood and told him it was part of a poplar, a bound tree of Moore's land and that said tree was shewed him by Robert Tyler and said he could prove it any time and further saith not
      The deposition of Joseph Williams of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, aged 42 years being sworn saith that 3 or 4 months ago George Plummer came with him and Mr. Thomas Moore to said place described above and shewed them a poplar stump and said it was the beginning tree of Moore's land and he had his information from old Robert Tyler and further saith not
      From thence we proceeded to a stooping white oak standing on the side of a hill about 40 or 50 yards from the main branch of Collington to the eastward when Charles Hodge, aged as aforesaid being sworn saith that about a year and half ago George Plummer showed him showed said white oak to him for a bound tree of Mr. Moore's land and further saith not. At the same time and place James Smith aged aforesaid being sworn said the same with Charles Hodge. At the same time and near the same place Joseph Williams of Anne Arundel County, Maryland aged aforesaid saith that George Plummer showed him and Mr. Thomas Moore a stooping white oak standing about 40 feet to the southward of the the last mentioned tree and told them it was a bound tree of Mr. Moore's land and that he had his information from old Robert Tyler and further saith not. From thence we proceeded to a dead pear tree standing about 70 or 80 yards from the head of a branch that makes into Bores Brooke when Joseph William aforesaid being sworn saith that George Plummer about 3 or 4 months ago showed him the said tree for a bound tree of Mr. Moore's land and further saith not.
      We adjourned to April 25 and met according to adjournment and proceeded to a white oak the 2nd place described in our first proceedings where Abiezer Plummer, aged 34 years, Quaker solemnly and sincerely affirmed that the stooping white oak proved by Charles Hodge and James Smith was shewed him by George Plummer to be the 2nd tree of Moore's land now marked that he had his information from Robert Tyler, Sr., and further saith not
      At the same time Yate Plummer, Quaker, aged 37 affirmed that about 16 years ago old Mr. Tyler told him that there was a marked white oak standing by the side of Collington Branch that he believes the tree proved by Abiezer Plummer to be the same tree that Robert Tyler intended to show and further saith not
      when we adjourned to May 2nd and met accordingly and proceeded to the poplar stump mentioned in our first proceedings where John Banks, aged 76 being sworn saith about 50 years ago this deponent was shown that place where there now stands the remains of a poplar standing on Turkey Cock Branch and was told it was a bound tree of Richard Harwood, Sr., and Dr. Mordecai Moore's land and that at the same time there was a jury on said Harwood's land and further saith not
      No more evidences being offered we broke up. As witness our hands, Thomas Bowie, Thomas Lancaster

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