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

David Dr. Ross

Male 1716 - 1778  (62 years)


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  • Name David Dr. Ross 
    Born 1716  Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Dec 1778  Bladenburg, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Bladenburg, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I051880  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family ID F39933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ariana Brice,   b. 19 Jan 1731/32, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1797, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1750  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ross,   b. 20 Nov 1752, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Bladenburg, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Mariana Ross,   b. 21 Jun 1753, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David Ross,   b. 12 Feb 1755, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Horatio George Ross,   b. 12 Dec 1757, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Augustina Margarita Ross,   b. 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Archibald Ross,   b. 1764, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Ross,   b. 2 Feb 1767, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Anne Ross,   b. 19 Jan 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Ariana Ross,   b. 19 Jan 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F26877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1778-1783
      Folio 107 DAVID ROSS, surgeon of Bladensburgh 02/23/1778 12/12/1778
      "now at the Frederick Forge {on Antietam Creek} in Washington County ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Ariana Ross -wife (still at Bladensburg)
      -testator revokes all previous wills and in particular the one now in widow's possession -to have testator's lot in the town of Bladensburg --except for one given to testator's son-in-law to have the land which testator purchased of Benedict Calvert excepting a piece of land for testator's son-in-law
      -also to have all the land which testator purchased from Clement Beall and the tract of land called "Taylersburgh with the buildings, etc., on the condition that she: commit no waste nor cut no timber ether than that necessary fur the plantation
      -to have the sum of 150 pounds common currency to improve one of the lots in case it is not done before testator's decease
      -to have all the provisions and provender, what part of the livestock she may choose with the consent of testator's sons who may be of age, all the utensils except for those in the smith's shop, took, clothing, furniture, plate, wool and clothing on the said lots and land
      -to have Negro woman "Fanny' and her children --except for the son of "Fanny" who is exchanged with the said John Stewart for a Negro bov named "Hamlet"
      -to have Negro woman "hannah" and all her children and to have the following Negro men: 'Adam" "Davey" "Jem the Smith" "Oxford" -Sampson-
      -with the consent of testator's sons, to sell the land which testator is equally concerned with John Rideout, Esq., of Annapolis are to be surveyed at their, joint expense and equally divided by lot , and then executrix to convey to Rideout his share after settling accounts and paying quit rents
      2. John Stewart, M. D. --son-in-law
      -where testator became a partner with Stewart in the "practice of Physick" and afterwards assigned to him all of testator's interest in the partnership, testator now confirms the said assignment and leaves the whole of the business to him and the profits to his sole use and benefit.
      -whereas in a former will, testator gave him a choice of taking 100 pounds or the lot or piece of land and now he chooses to have the lot and land, testator confirms the choice being the lot in Bladensburg adjoining the stone house of William Digges and which lot testator had in exchange for that piece of land now in Daniel Stephenson's Enclosure in the town wherein testator reserved for the use of the town, the spring of water in the said piece as exchanged with free egress and ingress to the inhabitants of the town, and also to have that part of the land which testator purchased from Benedict Calvert beginning at the said lot nearest to the first cross ditch by the said Lot in testator's sack meadow and running to the mouth of the said cross ditch and thence.. to the main road towards Turnbull's house thence...returning to testator's lines to and with Mr.. Digges's house and thence with testator's fence to the beginning and reserving for testator's heirs the use of the cross ditch to have Negro woman "Bet" and her three children
      -to have 750 pounds currency
      3. Cunningham Corbett --son-in-law (merchant in Scotland)
      to have for the balance of his wife's portion 250 pounds sterling to be paid to him in Glasgow
      4. Arianne (Ross?) --daughter
      Elizabeth (Ross?) --daughter
      Ann (Ross?) --daughter
      Augustina Margarita Ross --daughter
      -each to have the sum of 1000 pounds currency to be paid to them on the day of their marriage or when they arrive al age
      5. David Ross --son
      Horatio Ross --son
      Archibald Ross --son
      testator's land and also the personal property and Negroes not before willed at the Frederick Forge and also testator's plantation at Bladensburg are to be kept for the use and benefit of testator's sons as long as testator's representatives believe it to be in their best interest to have the rest and remainder of testator's estate both real and personal
      6. Richard Henderson
      -testator confirms the exchange of land he made with Henderson joining his lot to testator's meadow
      Witnesses: Adam Stephen, Denton Jacques, Henry Gaither, David Meek
      Codicil to the will:
      1. Arianne Ross --daughter
      Elizabeth Ross --daughter
      Ann Ross --daughter
      Augustina Margarita Ross --daughter
      -testator wishes the sums of money to be paid to them and testator's son in law Cunningham Corbett be paid in bar iron from the Frederick Forge rated at 27 pounds I 0 shillings circulating currency or 16 pounds 10 shillings sterling per ton.
      Witnesses: Adam Stephen, Denton Jacques, Henry Gaither, David Meek
      Then came: David Meek
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Jacob Wood 47.50 FR 128.10.0 Dec 4 1750 Mar 4 1750
      Appraisers: N. Magruder, John Needham.
      Creditors: David Ross, Thomas Sparks.
      Next of kin: Robert Wood, John Wood.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Jane Wood.
      ===
      Jacob Wood 32.147 A FR 128.0.0 28.14.1 Oct 7 1751
      Payments to: Dr. Ross, Thomas Sparks, Thomas Gordon, John Darnall.
      Administratrix: Jane Wood (widow).
      ===
      George Ross 112.75 FR 544.3.6 Dec 1 1772 Mar 20 1773
      Appraisers: Joseph Smith, John Reynolds.
      Creditors: James Snowden, Archibald Sheerer.
      Next of kin: 0th. Hold. Williams, Elie Williams.
      Administrator: Dr. David Ross.
      ===
      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776
      ===
      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Liber F Land Records. {Patricia Abelard Andersen} Pg 196-197. George Ross recorded bill of sale 18 March 1757. We, Jonathan Plummer ofFC, farmer and Philip Mason, cordwainer, for 70 pounds 17 shillings II pence, a debt due from me the said Jonathan Plummer to George Ross of FC, merchant, have bargained and sold, our interest to a house and shop now occupied by Jonathan Plummer adjoining to Fort Frederick, and possessed by him, as also the following goods, to wit: 7 feather beds &e.overings, all the stock ofleather now on hand, being joint property of Jonathan Plummer and Philip Mason; signed 18 March 1757, Jona Plummer, Phil Mason before Chas Jones, David Ross. Ack. bill of sale before Chas Jones.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 173. Articles. Know that Joseph Johnson of CC, for 1900 lbs of crop tobacco (being part of a bond I gave Dr. David Ross sometime ago & Bennet Hanson Clements joined therein as security) have sold to sd Clements of CC, 4 cows, 2 yearlings, 9 hogs, & 2 cow hides. Now the true intent of this instrument of writing is to secure sd Bennett Hanson Clements the afd sum of 1900 lbs of tobacco and that sd Clements does pay sd Ross the sum of 1900 lbs of crop tobacco. Signed Feb 20, 1758 - Joseph Johnson. Wit - Thos McPherson, Archibald Johnson. Recorded Mar 3, 1758.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 313. Bill of Sale. I, John Macpherson of CC, planter, in consideration of a debt of 23 lbs of crop tobacco and cask, due on my bond, payable in 1748, with Alexander] Richard Macpherson formerly in suit in CC Court and the sum of [1] 19 shillings and 6 pence sterling due on my bond with .. and Henry Wathen and the cost of suit on the same, now in suit in Chan[cery] Court and also for the further consideration of 5 shillings to me in hand paid, I sell to David Ross of Prince G[eorge's] County, Merchant, a Negro woman, about 16 years of age, named Ruth, and her increase. signed Jun 21, 1763 - John (- his mark) Macpherson. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer*, Igns Semmes. Recorded Jun first, 1763.
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1756-1759
      Volume 702, Page 273

      This Indenture Quadripartite made the fifteenth day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty Eight Between David Ross of Prince Georges County Merchant and Sarah Needham of Frederick County Widow of the first part Alexander Beall of Frederick County Gentleman and Andrew Heugh of Frederick County Gentleman of the Second Part John Brice of Ann Arundel County Esquire of the third part and Henry Wright Crabb of Frederick County Gentleman of the fourth Part Whereas the said David Ross Sarah Needham Alexander Beall Andrew Heugh John Brice and Henry Wright Crabb are Seized in Fee as Tenants in Common of and in a Tract or Parcel of Land lying and being in Frederick County called Forrest containing Two thousand and Seventy eight Acres of which said Tract of Land called Forrest two parts thereof in eight parts to be divided are the Portion and Share of the said David Ross and Sarah Needham and two parts thereof in eight parts to be divided are the Portion and Share of the said Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh And two parts thereof in eight parts to be divided are the Portion and Share of the Said John Brice and two parts thereof in eight parts to be divided are the Portion and Share of the Said Henry Wright Crabb Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for dividing the said the said Tract or parcel of Land called Forrest Whereof the Said David Ross and Sarah Needham Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh John Brice and Henry Wright Crabb are Seized according to their Several Portions and shares aforesaid and that the Parties to these Presents may hold and enjoy their parts in Severally to them and their Heirs It is hereby Covenanted granted Concluded and agreed between the Said David Ross and Sarah Needham Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh John Brice and Henry Wright Crabb for them and their Heirs in Manner and form following that is to say That the said David Ross and Sarah Needham and their Heirs shall hold Occupy and enjoy to the only use and behoof of the said David Ross and Sarah Needham and their Heirs forever as their two parts in eight Parts of the Said Tract or Parcel of Land called Forrest all that Parcel of Land Beginning at a Bounded white Oak the Beginning Tree of the aforesaid Land called Forrest and running thence North Seventy Degrees East twenty perches South Seventy eight Degrees East Seventy Perches south Nine Degrees East One hundred and forty perches South fifty Seven Degrees West Sixty Perches South Seven Degrees East Sixty perches North forty three Degrees East One hundred and Seventy six perches North Sixty Seven Degrees East Eighty perches South forty Seven Degrees East One hundred and twenty perches North fifty four Degrees and an half Degree East one hundred and forty three perches North thirty three degrees West three hundred and thirty five perches to the End of the thirtieth line of the Said Land then North Seventy two Degrees West ninety two perches South Sixteen Degrees East One hundred and Seventy Six perches South forty one Degrees West One hundred and Sixteen perches then by a straight to the beginning Tree Containing five hundred and Nineteen Acres and one half Acre of Land more or less as the full part Purpart and Portion of the Said David Ross and Sarah Needham of in and to all the Said Tract or Parcel of Land called Forrest And that the Said Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh and their Heirs Shall have hold occupy and enjoy to the only use and Behoof of the said Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh and their Heirs for ever as their two parts in eight parts of the said Tract or parcel of Land called Forrest all that Parcel of Land Beginning at the End of the thirteenth Line of the Said Tract of Land called Forrest and running thence south thirty three Degrees East three hundred and thirty five perches North fifty four Degrees and an half Degree East One hundred and Ninety Six Perches to the End of one hundred and Sixty four perches on the twenty fifth line of the said Land then with the Said Land North twenty four Degrees West three hundred and fifty five Perches North eighty two Degrees West Ninety Perches North fifty eight Degrees West fifty Six perches South fifty four Degrees and an half Degree West Sixty perches South thirty six Degrees East one hundred & fifty seven perches South Seventy one Degrees West one hundred and twelve perches to the Beginning containing five hundred and nineteen Acres and an half Acre of Land more or less as the full part Purpart and Portion of the Said Alexander Beall and Andrew Heugh of in and to all the said Tract or parcel of Land called Forrest And that the said John Brice and his Heirs shall have hold occupy and enjoy to the only use of him the said John Brice and his Heirs for ever as his two parts in eight parts of the said Tract or parcel of Land called Forrest all that Parcel of Land Beginning at the end of the Eighth Line of the Said Tract of Land called Forrest and running thence with the said Land South Eleven Degrees East forty perches South sixty four Degrees East forty eight perches South seven Degrees East thirty Six perches South forty one Degrees West sixty perches South thirty nine Degrees East seventy six perches North forty nine Degrees East two hundred and Sixty perches South twenty eight Degrees East one hundred and forty eight perches North Sixty nine Degrees East one hundred and forty seven perches then North thirty nine Degrees West One hundred and ninety four perches to the End of the twenty fourth Line of said Land then North twenty four Degrees West one hundred and sixty four perches then by a straight line to the beginning containing five hundred and Nineteen Acres and an half Acre of Land more or less as the full part Purpart and Portion of the said John Brice of in and to the Said Tract or Parcel of Land called Forrest And ^that^ to the said Henry Wright Crabb and his Heirs shall have hold occupy and enjoy to the only Use and Behoof of him the said Henry Wright Crabb and his Heirs for ever as his two parts in eight parts of the said Tract or parcel of Land called Forrest all that parcel of Land Beginning at the End of one hundred and forty seven perches on the Sixteenth Line of the said Tract of Land called forrest and running thence North Sixty Nine Degrees East Sixty Seven perches North one hundred and twenty perches West forty perches North one hundred and twenty perches East ne hundred and forty perches North two hundred and two perches North Eighty degrees West one hundred and Ninety two Perches south thirty Degrees West ninety four perches south ten Degrees West two hundred and Seventy perches then by a straight line to the beginning containing five hundred and Nineteen Acres and an half Acre of Land more or less for the full part Purpart and Portion of the said Henry Wright Crabb of in and to the said Tract or Parcel of Land called Forrest In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and Seals the Day and Yeare first within written Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of David Ross seal
      the Words (Beginning & Containing)
      being first InterlinedAlex Beall seal
      Basil Dorsey Jun.r
      by John Brice
      W.m Lynch
      Jn.o Brice seal

      Nath Wickham
      by H W Crabb
      Basil Beckwith
      Henry Wright Crabb seal

      Joseph Williams by David Ross &
      Casper Shaaff Alex Beall
      Andrew Heugh seal

      William Needham by Andrew Heugh
      &
      William Tracy Sarah Needham
      Sarah Needham seal

      Recorded 18.th August
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1759-1762; Volume 723, Page 320

      This Indenture made this Sixth day of July one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one Between Hugh Tomlinson of Frederick County Planter and David Ross Surgeon James White and Zachariah White of Prince Georges County of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Hugh Tomlinson for and in consideration of the Sum of Thirty Pounds Current Money of Maryland to him in hand paid by the Said David Ross James White Zachariah White at or before the Sealing and delivering of these Presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth quit exonorate and discharge the said David Ross James White and Zachariah White their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and every of them by these Presents Hath given granted bargained sold aliened released enfeoffed & confirmed and by these Presents doth give grant bargain sell alien release enfeoff and confirm unto the said David Ross James White and Zachariah White their Heirs and Assigns forever all the remaining Part of a Tract of Land called Addition to Fellowship lying in Frederick County on a Branch called Rock Creek and near the Falls of the said Creek bounded as follows Beginning at the end of the first Line of a Tract of Land called Fellowship and running thence North Seventy three Degrees west thirty Seven Perches then South Ten Degrees East forty nine Perches then south thirty six Degrees West one hundred and Twenty Perches then south fifty Degrees East Sixty seven Perches then North thirty three Degrees East One hundred and Twenty Nine Perches thence with a Streight Line to the Beginning containing forty nine acres more or less together with all Edifices Improvements Woods underwoods Timber Trees Ways Waters water courses Easments Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same Tract of Land and every part and Parcel thereof belonging or in any ways appertaining and the reversion and Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents issues and Profits of the said Tract of Land and of every part and Parcel thereof and all the Estate right Title Interest use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said Hugh Tomlinson of in to or out of the said Tract of Land and every part and Parcel thereof with the rights members and appurtenances To have and to hold the said Tract of Land and Premisses with the appurtenances to them the said David Ross James White and Zachariah White their Heirs and Assigns for Ever and to or for no other Use Intent or Purpose whatsoever And the said Hugh Tomlinson for himself his Heirs Executors & Administrators doth hereby Covenant and Grant to and with the said the said David Ross James White & Zachariah White their Heirs and Assigns that the said Hugh Tomlinson and his Heirs the said Tract of Land and Premisses with the appurtenances unto them the said David Ross James White and Zachariah White their Heirs and Assigns from and against him the said Hugh Tomlinson and his Heirs and all and every Person or Persons claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof the Partys to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and affixed their Seals the Day and Year above mentioned
      Signed Sealed and Delivered
      in Presence ofhis
      Cha.s Jones Hugh H Tomlinson (seal)
      David Lynn mark

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus written Viz.t

      Received on the Day and Year within writin from the within named David Ross James White and Zachariah White the Sum of thirty Pounds Current Money being the Consideration Money within
      mentioned to be by them paid to me his
      Witness Cha.s JonesHugh H Tomlinson
      David Lynn mark

      On the Sixth day of July one thousand Seven hundred and sixty one came before us the Subscribers Two of his Lordships Justices of the Peace of Frederick County the within named Hugh Tomlinson and did acknowledge the within Instrument of Writing to be his Act and Deed and the Land and Premisses within mentioned to be Bargained Sold and Conveyed to be the Right and Estate of the within David Ross James White and Zachariah White their Heirs and Assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of the said Deed and the Act of Assembly in such case made and Provided And on the same Day and Year came also before us Johanah the Wife of the said Hugh Tomlinson and being by us privately examined apart from and out of the Hearing of her said Husband did Release and declare that she did by this her acknowledgment intend to release all her right and Title of Dower of ^in^ and to the Land and Premisses aforesaid and she did also at the same Time further declare that she made such Release and this acknowledgment voluntarily and freely without being induced thereto by fears or Threats of or ill usage by her said Husband or fear of his Displeasure Cha.s Jones
      David Lynn
      13 July 1761 Reced the sum of Two Shillings Sterling being the alienation fine for the within Land for the use of the Right Honble the Lord Baltimore Recorded 14th July 1761 Edw.d Lloyd
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1763-1765; Volume 703, Page 512

      This Indenture made this Sixteenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Sixty five Between Orlando Smith of Prince Georges County in the Province of Maryland of the one Part and David Ross of the said County and Province of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Orlando Smith for and in Consideration of the said David Ross becoming Bail for his Appearance at next March Court in Prince Georges County at the Suit of John Glassford and Co for Dealings at their Store in Bladensburgh under the Direction of Richard Henderson and also to Satisfy and Pay a Debt due to the said Ross from the said Orlando Smith of fourteen Pounds fourteen Shillings and eleven Pence Maryland Currency and also to pay a debt due to Charles Carroll Esq.r of Annapolis as Per the said Orlando Smith Bond dated the 15th of December 1758 for fifty Pounds Sterling lodged in the Hands of the said David Ross with Interest from that time as also a Debt due from to John Steuart and Campbell of London Merchants as will Appear by their Account Current as also a Debt due to Jasper Weste on execution of Four Pounds five Shillings and eight Pence Maryland Currency and two hundred and one and a half pounds of Tobacco and further in the Consideration of the sum of Five Shillings to him the said Orlando Smith in hand Paid by the said David Ross the Receipt whereof he the said Orlando Smith doth hereby Acknowledge hath Given Granted Bargained and Sold Aliened Released and Confirmed and by these Presents he the said Orlando Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Release and Confirm unto the said David Ross his Heirs and Assigns forever all that Part of a Tract of Land called Addition to Bacon Hall which the said Orlando Smith bought of Thomas Chittam Containing One hundred Acres more or less and for which he the said Orlando Smith has Thomas Chittams Bond to Convey the same to him the said Orlando Smith and also all that Tract or Parcell of Land called Hickory Hills Patented to Jonathan Waddum Containing Two hundred and eighty nine Acres more or Less As also another Tract or Parcell of Land Called Smiths Neglect Patented to Benjamin Beall Containing Sixty acres more or Less lying and being in Prince Georges County with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging Also the following four Acres Negroes Vizt a Negroe Woman named Nimby and her Increase a Negroe Girl named Sall with her Increase a Negroe Boy named Will and a Negroe Boy named Jack these three being the Children of the said Negro Woman named Nimby To have and to hold the aforesaid Tracts of Land with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and also the aforesaid Negroes Nimby Sall Will and Jack with the Increase of the said Negroes Nimby and Sall unto him the said David Ross his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only Proper use of him the said David Ross his Heirs and Assigns and to and for no other use intent or Purpose Whatsoever And the said Orlando Smith for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators hereby Covenants and Agrees to and with the said David Ross his Heirs and Assigns that he the said Orlando Smith his Heirs Executors and Administrators the aforementioned Tracts of Land and Premises with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and also the aforesaid Several Negroes with their and each of their increase unto him the said David Ross his Heirs and Assigns as well against him the said Orlando Smith and his Heirs as against all and every Person or Persons whatsoever shall and will forever Warrant and Defend by these Presents Provided always and it is the True intent and Meaning of these presents and the Parties thereto that the said David Ross his Heirs Executors and Administrators shall put up the said Parcells of Tracts of Land and the said Negroes aforementioned to Public Sale for the Paying off and Discharging the Debts aforementioned as soon as Conveniently may be and that if the said Tracts of Land and Negroes should sell for more than will discharge the Debts afsd said with Interest and all Costs Attending the same then the Overpluss to be Paid to the said Orlando Smith his Heirs Executors and Administrators by the said David Ross his Heirs Executors and Administrators and the said Orlando Smith further Covenants and Agrees for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators that he will save harmless the said David Ross his Heirs Executors & Administrators in case the said Tracts of land and Negroes should not Sell for as much Money as will Satisfy and Pay the Debts aforesaid and Interest and that he the said Orlando Smith his Heirs Executors and Administrators will execute Deeds for the said Lands and Give Bills of Sale for the Negroes aforesaid to whoever shall become Purchaser or Purchasers of the same from the said David Ross by Virtue of the Premises aforesaid so as to Convey Sufficient Title in Law to the Purchaser or Purchasers of the said Land and Negroes In Witness whereof the said Orlando Smith hath hereunto set his Hand and Affixed his Seal the day and Year aforesaid Sealed and Delivered in the Presence Orlando Smith Seal
      of The Word called between the fourteenth and fifteenth Line and the Words and Premises Between the Twenty sixth and Twenty seventh Line being first Interlined
      Josiah Gordon
      Lancelet Wilson Jr

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Written Vizt

      On Received on the sixteenth day of February One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five of the within named David Ross the sum of Five Shillings being one of the Considerations within mentioned
      Orlando Smith

      Witness Be it Remembered that on the Sixteenth day of February
      Josiah Gordon in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred &
      Lancelot Wilson Jr Sixty five before us the Subscribers two of his Lordships Justices of the Peace for Prince Georges County Personally Appeared the within named Orlando Smith Party to the within Instrument of Writing and Acknowledged the same to be his Act and Deed and the Lands and Negroes therein mentioned to be the Right and Estate of the within David Ross his Heirs and Assigns forever According to the True intent and meaning of the said Deed and the Act of Assembly in such Cases made and Provided

      Acknowledged before Christr Lowndes
      Jno Cooke

      1765 February 28.th Received of Doctor David Ross Seventeen Shillings and eleven Pence half Penny Sterling for the use of the Lord Baltimore being the Alienation fine on the within four hundred and forty nine Acres of Land by virtue of a Commission from Edward Lloyd Esq.r his said Lordships Agent and Receiver General
      Benja Beall
      Recorded the 1st day of March 1765

      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 600. At the request of David Ross the following Deed was recorded August 16, 1766
      Indenture made August 13, 1766; John Taylor, mariner the only known surviving son of Michael Taylor formerly of PGCo, deceased in consideration of 5 shillings current money paid by David Ross has sold a tract called "Taylorsburgh" containing 38 acres and beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the north side of the Eastern branch of Potomac River the said tree also being the beginning tree of "Chance" formerly surveyed for Joseph Chew. Signed John Taylor in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Williams, Christopher Lowndes
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 602. At the request of David Ross the following Bill of Sale was recorded August 16, 1766
      I Benjamin Cross, Sr., planter in consideration of 5 shillings current money paid in towards a debt due to David Ross on a bond bearing interest from September 12, 1763 for 24 pounds 19 shillings and 6 pence currency have sold 5 black cattle, 1 dunn horse, 1 grey horse and 1 bright bay mare, 1 feather bed with one sheet and one blanket, all the said stock of goods and chattles being now at Capt. Joshua Beall's plantation on the Eastern Branch. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this August 6, 1766, Benjamin Cross in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Joshua Beall
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