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

John Watson

Male 1734 - Aft 1778  (> 45 years)


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  • Name John Watson 
    Born 22 Mar 1733/34  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1778  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044888  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 

    Father Henry Watson,   b. Bef 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 May 1759, Rock Creek Parish, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years) 
    Mother Lucy Belt,   b. 1711, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1773, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Bef 1731  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah MNU Watson,   d. Aft 1778, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F44347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1756-1759
      Volume 702, Page 184

      This Indenture made this Ninth Day of November
      in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty
      Seven between John Watson of Prince Georges County and Province
      of Maryland Gent of the one part and John Glassford & Comp.a
      Merchants in Glasgow of the Other Part Witnesseth That the Said
      John Watson for and in consideration of the Sum of thirty five
      pounds Eleven Shillings and Six pence Currency to him in hand
      paid by the Said John Watson Glassford and Comp.a the Receipt whereof
      he the said John Watson doth hereby Acknowledge hath given
      Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Released Enfeofed and Confirmed
      and by these Presents He the Said John Watson for himself
      his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Give Grant
      Bargain Sell Alien Release Enfeoff and Confirm unto them the
      Said John Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs and assigns for
      ever all the following two Tracts of Land Lying and being in
      Frederick County and Province afs.d Viz.t one Tract or parcell of
      Land Called Killybego being part of a Tract Called Discovery
      and Containing One hundred fifty five and a half Acres more or
      Less also another Track or parcel of Land lying in Slago
      Branch being part of a Tract of Land called Labyrinth containing
      Two hundred and forty Acres more or less Beginning at a Line of a
      Tract of Land Called Josephs Park at or near the north West
      Corner of a parcell of Land Laid out for John Ramsey and
      running thence with the Said Ramsays Land East one hundred
      and seventy five perches North one hundred and eight Perches
      to the Beginning Tree of the Land of John Maddin then
      with the Said Land North twenty Seven Degrees West
      ninety three Perches north forty four Degrees west ninety six
      Perches north Eighty and a half Degrees West Sixty eight
      Perches to a line of the Said Josephs Park then with the
      said Line to the first Boundary Together with the appurtenances
      Belonging to the Said Two Tracts of Land To have and to hold the Two
      afs.d Tracts of Land with the Appurtenances belonging to them unto
      them the said John Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs and Assigns
      and to for ever To the only proper use of them the Said John
      Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs and assigns and to or for no
      other use intent or purpose whatsoever And the Said John Watson
      for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators hereby Covenants
      and agrees to and with the Said John Glassford and Comp.a their
      Heirs and assigns That he the Said John Watson his Heirs
      Executors and Administrators the two afore mentioned Tracts of Land
      & Premisses with the Appurtenances belonging to each of them
      unto ^them^ the Said John Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs and assigns
      As well against him the Said John Watson and his heirs as against
      all and every other person ^or^ and persons whatsoever shall and will
      for ever warrant and Defend by these Presents Provided Always
      and it is the True Intent and Meaning of these Presents and the Parties
      to the Same That if the Said John Watson his Heirs Executors
      or Administrators Shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid
      unto the Said John Glassford and Comp.a the afs.d sum of thirty
      five pounds Eleven Shillings and Six pence Currency at or upon
      the first Day of September which shall be in the year of our Lord
      Seventeen hundred and fifty Eight with Legal Interest thereon from
      the first Day of August next ensuing the Date of these Presents
      without Fraud or farther Delay Then the above Instrument
      of Writing to be void otherwise to Stand and remain in full Force
      and Virtue in Law and the Said John Watson for himself
      his Heirs Executors and Administrators farther Covenants and
      Agrees to and with the Said John Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs
      and assigns that ^he^ the Said John Watson his ^Heirs^ Executors & administrators
      The afs.d Sum of thirty Five pounds Eleven Shillings &
      Six pence Currency with Legal Interest therein from the
      First Day of August next ensuing the Date of these Presents
      unto them the Said John Glassford and Comp.a their Heirs
      and ^or^ Assigns at or upon the first Day of September which
      Shall be in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and fifty
      eight Shall and will well and truly pay and Satisfie
      In Witness whereof the Said John Watson hath hereunto Set
      his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year above Written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered Jn.o Watson seal
      in the Presence of us
      John Contee
      Jn.o Cooke

      On the back of the aforegoing Deed was thus indorst Viz.t

      Nov.r 9.th 1757 Reced from John Glassford & Comp.a (by the
      Hands of Richard Henderson) the Sum of ^Thirty^ five pounds
      Eleven Shillings and six pence Current Money being the
      Consideration Money for the within Mentioned Lands and
      Appurtenances Jn.o Watson
      Witness
      John Contee
      Jn.o Cooke

      23.d Nov.r 1757 Then came before me one of his Lordships
      Justices of the Provincial Court John Watson and acknowledged
      the within Instrument of Writing to be his Act and Deed
      and the Lands & their Appurtenances therein mentioned to
      be the Right of the within Named John Glassford & Co their
      Heirs and assigns for ever according to the true intent and
      meaning of the same deed and the Act of Assembly in Such
      Case made and Provided before
      Jn.o Brice
      Recorded the 28.th Nov.r 1757
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 34. At the request of John Watson the following Deed was recorded March 3, 1760
      Indenture made February 21, 1760; John Flint, planter of PGCo, in consideration of 20 pounds sterling paid by John Watson of Frederick County, Maryland as also 5 shillings sterling has sold "Flint's Discovey" (62 acres only excepted) lying near Rock Creek and beginning at the last line of the said 62 acres of "Flint's Discovey" and containing 138 acres; also "The Addition to Flint's Discovery" containing 100 acres. Signed John Flint in the presence of John Hepburn, John Belt, Jr., and acknowledged before John Hepburn
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 100. At the request of John Watson the following Deed was recorded November 10, 1760
      Indenture made November 10, 1760; John Flint, planter of PGCo in consideration of 20 pounds sterling money of Great Britain paid by John Watson, Gentleman of Frederick County, Maryland as also 5 shillings sterling has sold part of a tract called "Flint's Discovery" containing 121 acres and bordering "Widows Mite", land now in the possession of Henry Waring, and that part of "Flint's Discovery" now in the possession of Thomas Johns; and also one other tract called "The Addition to Flint's Discovery" containing 87 acres. Signed John Flint in the presence of and acknowledged before John Cooke, Christopher Lowndes
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 5. Jul 4, 1777 from John Watson of M, planter, to John Reynell and Samuel Coates of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 800 , to be equally divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, 2 tracts of land in M, the first lying on Slago Branch, being part of a tract of land called Labyrinth, containing about 240 acres, bounded by a line of a tract of land called Josephs Park at or near the NW corner of a parcel of land laid out for John Ramsey, then to the land of John Madding. The second is a tract of land patented by Frederick Lord Baltimore to the sd John Watson on Aug 2, 1766, called Rockingham, and laid out for 12 acres, lying in M, bounded by a tract of land called Refuse, a tract of land called Joseph's Park upon the head of Slago Branch. Signed - John Watson. Wit - Charles Jones*, Richard Thompson*. Mrs. Sarah Watson, wife to the afd John Watson, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Aug 12, 1777.

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