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

Henry Greer

Male 1690 - 1767  (77 years)


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  • Name Henry Greer 
    Born 1690  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1767  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I052350  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Joseph Greer,   b. 1659, Dumfrie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Sarah MNU Greer,   b. Bef 1663,   d. Aft 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1679 
    Family ID F10028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary W. Downey,   d. Aft 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Feb 1715/16  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Greer,   b. Aft 1716, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
     2. Jane Greer,   b. Between 1717 and 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Brightwell Greer,   b. Aft 1718, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Priscilla Greer,   b. Bef 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F13092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      GREAR, HENRY, Prince George's Co., planter. 1 Sep, 1767; 24 Nov, 1767
      Wife: Mary.
      Children: Sarah Brightwell, Jane Parker, Priscilla wheaten and Brightwell Grear.
      Grandchildren: Jonathan Wheatton, Catherine Wheattan, Susan Wheatan, Jane, Nathaniel and Mary Wheatan, children of dau. Priscilla Wheaten.
      Exs: Samuel Cave, Wm. Wheaton.
      Wit: George Biggs, Jonathan Cook, John Leach. 36. 107
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      Henry Grear 97.121 PG 40.14.2 Dec 4 1767 Mar 22 1768
      appriaisers: Richard Hutton, James Collings
      Creditors: James Sotheron Briscoe, George Maxwell
      Next of Kin: Sarah Brightwell, Priscilla Weadon
      Executor: William Weadon
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      Grear Joseph, Prince George's County, 8th Aug., 1715; 14th Dec., 1715.
      To wife ------extx; 1/3 of estate, real and personal. At her decease plantation and land to be divided amongst 6 sons equally.
      To 5 sons, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Henry, Annanias and 2 daus., -) residue of personalty, son John having already received his share.
      In event of death of any child or child. without issue, survivors to inherit portion of deceased.
      Test. desires to be buried according to rites of Church of England.
      Test: Owen Ellis, Thos. Padgett, James Nuttwell. 14.100.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Liber T#1
      Folio 497 RICHARD BRIGHTWELL, Sr. 08/05/1779 06/08/1802
      "being sick and weak in Body ..
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Allen Brightwell --son
      -to have Negro woman "Sall"
      -after widow's decease to have 76 acres of land deeded to testator by William Weeden called "Ridgway" and now no name lying on Fradsham Creek --also known as Swanson Creek. whereon his grandfather Henry Grear formerly lived
      -Allen and Levin to have all the remainder of the estate willed to testator by the heirs of Annanias Greear, deceased and to be divided equally between them
      2. Levin Broughton Brightwell --son -to have Negro woman "Pat" -to have 1 feather bed and furn.
      3. Mary Brightwell --daughter (alias Greear) -to have 1 feather bed and furn.
      -should testator's son Allen die w/out heirs, then to have all the land devised to him
      4. Rebecca Brightwell --daughter
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn
      -should Levin die w/out heirs, then to have all the land devised to him
      5. Sarah Brightwell --wife
      -to have the remainder of the estate both real and personal for her natural lie and after her decease to testator's son Levin-- being the plantation whereon testator now lives called "Padget's Rest" cont. 79 acres
      Witnesses:
      Thomas Morton
      John Adams Rawlings (mark)
      Then came: John Adams Rawlings
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 520. At the request of Richard Brightwell the following Deed was recorded October 1, 1774
      Indenture made September 26, 1774; William Weadon, executor of the last will and testament of Henry Grear, deceased in consideration of 56 pounds 5 shillings current money paid by Richard Brightwell, planter has sold part of a tract containing 76 acres granted to Joseph Grear and Thomas Padgett lying near a creek formerly called Indian Town Creek but since by the name of Fransum Creek and now known by the name of Swansons Creek it being that part of Joseph Grear's moiety. Signed William Weadon in the presence of and acknowledged before John Harrison, Alexander Howard Magruder

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