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

Clement Brooke

Male 1781 -


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  • Name Clement Brooke 
    Born 2 Apr 1781  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I053345  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father Clement Rev. Brooke,   b. 1 Sep 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Anne Murdock,   b. Abt 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1793, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 19 May 1774  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 331 ADDISON MURDOCK 11130/1792 05/14/1793
      "being of sound mind and Memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Rev. Mr. Clement Brooke --brother-in-law (husband to deceased sister Ann Brooke)
      -to have testator's dwelling house and all out houses belonging along w/ 500 acres being part of "Perrywood" contiguous to the said dwelling house and to be laid off so as to not interfere with the lands being sold and to include such woodland as will support the plantation
      --to have for his natural life
      2. Thomas Brooke --nephew
      Clement Brooke --nephew {sons of deceased sister Ann
      -after the decease of their father to have the lands left to him
      3. Mary Murdock -sister
      -to have for her natural life all the residue of testator's lands and after her decease to testator's brother-in-law Clement Brooke and after his decease to testator's nephews
      4. "Sue" --sister of "Andrew" --Negro
      -to be set free at testator's decease and to be paid the sum of 10 pounds as a reward and attachment to testator
      5. Negroes "Rachel" "Butler" and "Hardee' the children of deceased Negro woman "Grace" be put out as apprentices and to be taught a trade to enable them to make a livelihood and at the expiration of their apprenticeship when each arrive at the age of 21 then to be paid the sum of 20 pounds currency out of the estate to enable them to set up in their profession
      6. Margaret Murdock --half-sister
      -remainder of the personal estate to be divided between her and testator's sister Mary and brother-in-law Clement Brooke
      7. Mr, Anthony Addison --friend and relation
      -named executor along w/ testator's brother-in-law Clement Brooke and are instructed that whereas testator is desirous that a debt due to Benjamin Hall for which testator has given him a mortgage as security to secure the redemption of which testator has sold and conveyed lands to Mr. Richard Forest and has the said Forest's bond w /Mr. David Crawford as security for the sum of 1636 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence for the particular purpose of paying the said Hall, and redeeming the mortage and also another bond of the said Forest and Crawford tor the further sum of 342 pounds 14 shillings 7 pence which testator desires to be appropriated towards the payment of other debts and further testator desires that 300 acres being part of the tract of land called Perrywood" which has lately been laid off at the south end or the said tract by Mr. Priggs, the surveyor to be sold by testator's trustees Capt. Garland CaIlis Mr, Anthony Addison and Rev. Mr. Clement Brooke whom are given the power of attorney they are to convey the 300 acres of land to the purchaser of the said lands and the money to be applied to the settlement of debts and testator's crop to he applied to the same and should the sums prove insufficient to pay debts, then to sell as much of personal estate and Negroes as will make up the difference
      Witnesses: William Townshend, Robert Ogden, Elizabeth Townshend, Elener Townshend
      Then came; William. Elizabeth and Eleanor Townshend
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 441 CLEMENT BROOKE, clerk 04/18/1800 12/06/1800
      being of sound mind & disposing Memory . ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Brooke --son
      Clement Brooke --son
      -to have all of testator's lands to be divided equally between them as to quantity and quality, and testator desires that two sons make the division themselves
      -Clement to have testator's carpenters "Boston" "Nat" t Blacksmiths "John" and "Jim"
      -residue of the estate to be divided between testator's two sons
      2. Lucy Smith Brooke --daughter
      -to have 2500 pounds current money including the sum of 320 willed to her by her aunt Mary: Murdock, deceased
      -to have Negro woman "Little Charity" and mulatto "Jenny" and 2 children "hilly" a mulatto girl and "Bob" a mulatto boy
      3. Maj. Walter Dulany --friend
      Rev. Waiter D. Addison --friend
      Thomas J. Addison —friend
      -named executor of the will and should testator die before daughter arrives at age 20 or is married, then executors are to superintend her education at the expense of testator's son.
      4, "Haney" --Negro woman
      -to be set free at testator's decease and as an additinnal --reward for her Fidelity" executors to pay her 10 pounds and provide her with a new suit of clothes
      5, "Anthony Mockbee" --Negro (son of "Nancy")
      -to be "kept to Scholl until he qualifies for such business as excectors think "his genius best adapted to &. as I verely believe him to be a Boy of Good Dispositions I hope he will be treated according to his deportment" and to be free at the age of 21 and to have the sum of 10 pounds when freed
      Witnesses: Samuel H. Baker
      P. T. Baker
      W. Elliott
      Then came: Phillip Thomas Baker and William Elliott
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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