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

William Sydebothom

Male 1738 - 1792  (54 years)


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  • Name William Sydebothom 
    Born 1738  Marpludale, Chester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1792  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I053410  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family Margaritta Augustina Brice,   b. 10 Jan 1755, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1778  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F19928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 71
      William Sydebothom, 38: 25: 25: 22: 22
      Female white, 22
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1
      1790-1796;
      Folio 312 WILLIAM SYDEBOTHAM. merchant 02/24/1787 06/19/1792
      son of William of Marpledale. Township of Marpludale and county Palatine of Chester "in that part of Great Britain called England"
      "being in perfect health ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Charles Sydebotham --brother (of Liverpool England)
      -to have all of testator's estate both real and personal in trust
      2. Richard Henderson
      David Ross
      John Campbell
      Richard Cramphin
      -to keep in trust testator's estate for his brother kind to advise him and estate is to be sold to the highest bidder
      3, Mary Sydenbotham --daughter (only child)
      -to have testator's estate both real and personal
      4. Sarah Lieth --sister-in-Law
      -to have Negro child "Sall" now 4 years old
      Witnesses; William Dent Beall, Isaac Walker, Thomas Chesley
      Then came: William Dent Beall
      Note the testator signed the will in his own hand

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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 268. At the request of Elizabeth Wheeler the following Deed was recorded June 30, 1768
      Indenture made June 8, 1768; Between William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler, Gentlemen of one part and Elizabeth Wheeler, relict of Leonard Wheeler, deceased of the other part. Whereas Basil Wheeler, late of PGCo did by his deed bearing date October 18, 1765 make over unto William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler part of a tract called "Major's Choice" containing 70 acres in trust to be disposed for the use and benefit of his creditors and whereas Elizabeth Wheeler has purchased the aforesaid tract from the trustees. Now this Indenture witnesseth that William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler in consideration of 56 pounds 14 shillings and 2 pence current money paid by Elizabeth Wheeler has sold and made over the aforesaid tract called "Major's Choice" containing 70 acres and beginning at the second bound tree of "Franklin", the land of Mr. Garners being in the north and by west line of William Hattons land, and bounded by John Hawkins land. Signed William Sydebothom, John Wheeler,George Wheeler in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Hanson Marshall, George Hardey, Jr.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 474. At the request of William Sydebothom the following Deed was recorded February 20, 1772
      Indenture made August 29, 1771; Henry Rozer, Daniel Carroll and Notley Young, Gentleman, trustees of Charles Carroll, Esq. for the purpose of erecting a Town called Carrollsburgh on Potomack River in consideration of 12 pounds sterling money paid by William Sydebothom, merchant of Bladensburg, PGCo has sold "Lot Number 38" and "Lot Number 172" which he drew in a lottery. Signed H. Rozer, Daniel Carroll, Notley Young in the presence of Clement Hill, Christopher Richmond and acknowledged before John Hepburn
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      Prince William Militia in the Prince William County Order Book for 1778-1779.
      http://www.pwcgov.org/library/relic/PDF/reliquary/PWR_4-2006.pdf
      Mary Sidebottom was allowed £3 for her support, her sons being in the Continental Service, in
      November 1778. There are two soldiers in the 3rd Virginia that could be her sons. John and Joseph
      Sidebottom both served in Captain Charles West’s company. John Sidebottom was a private, promoted
      to corporal in Captain West’s company. He had enlisted for two years. He served as a private in
      February 1777 and was promoted to Corporal by April 1777. He served in that capacity until January
      1778. He was discharged February 5, 1778. In August 1783, Daniel Thompson received John
      Sidebottom’s certificate for the balance of his full pay which amounted to £15 12s.
      Joseph Sidebottom served as a private in Captain West’s company from February 1777 until his
      discharge in February 1778 at Yorktown, Pennsylvania. In August 1777, he was on command in a Light
      Infantry unit commanded by Colonel Crawford. Mr. Peyton received Joseph Sidebottom’s certificate for
      the balance of his pay in Dec 1783 for £16 62s 4d.

      In July 1780, 3rd Virginia veteran John Sidebottom was again brought into court, charged with
      threatening the lives of Lewis Reno, Jr and Vester Moss. Lewis Reno Jr had served as a 1st Lieutenant
      in Captain John Hedges’ county militia company, appointed in July 1778. Vester Moss had served as a
      private in Captain Phill Lee’s company. He enlisted Feb 21, 1776 and appeared on Captain Lee’s
      company muster and payrolls between February 1777 and January 1778, as sick in Virginia.

      John Sidebottom’s brother Joseph had been jailed in Shenandoah for being a notorious horse
      thief. In July 1780, John James had gone to Shenandoah to testify against the 3rd Virginia veteran.
      Joseph Sidebottom, James reported, had broken out of jail before his trial.

      In October 1780, John Sidebottom was once again in Court, this time charged with stealing a
      saddle from William Hall, valued at £200. He was freed, subject to a large appearance bond.

      In November 1780, Sidebottom and others, among them Charles Lenox, were hauled into Court
      yet again, this time for inciting a riot. It appears that the incitement to riot had some connection to Lewis
      Reno Jr. whose life Sidebottom had threatened in July. Another large appearance bond was levied. One
      of his guarantors was George Purcell, another Revolutionary War veteran, who had enlisted from
      Prince William.

      Meanwhile, matters went from bad to worse for John Sidebottom. In November 1780, he was
      indicted for purchasing and receiving stolen goods. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested
      time for his defense. The Court granted this upon his entering into a recognizance with security for his
      personal appearance at the next Court term. George Purcell served as a security for this recognizance
      too
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 166. At the request of William Sydebothom the following Deed was recorded February 6, 1773
      Indenture made January 14, 1773; Henry Rozer, Daniel Carroll and Notley Young, Gentleman, trustees of Charles Carroll, Esq. for the purpose of erecting a Town called Carrollsburgh on Potomack River in consideration of 108 pounds sterling money paid by William Sydebothom, merchant of Bladensburgh has sold 18 lots; "Lot Number 170", "Lot Number 162", "Lot Number 154", "Lot Number 29", "Lot Number 166", "Lot Number 27", "Lot Number 233", "Lot Number 128", "Lot Number 161", "Lot Number 120", "Lot Number 263", "Lot Number 82", "Lot Number 244", "Lot Number 192", "Lot Number 283", "Lot Number 52", "Lot Number 110", and "Lot Number 143" which he drew in a lottery. Signed H. Rozer, Daniel Carroll, Notley Young in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Christopher Lowndes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 299. At the request of William Sydebotham the following Deed was enrolled March 15, 1783
      Indenture made March 15, 1783; Jacob Funk [Funck] of Washington County, Maryland in consideration of 5 pounds current money of Maryland paid by William Sydebotham has sold "Lot Number 155" in the Town of Hamburgh, 80 feet front on Market Street and 230 feet back to Persimmon Street subject to a yearly quit rent of one half penny sterling from September 29 next. Signed Jacob Funk in the presence of Thomas Johns, Aquila Johns in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Wm Berryo'neal
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 47. At the request of William Sydebothom the following Deed was recorded July 8, 1780
      Indenture made June 24, 1780; Thomas Bragg, merchant late of Kingston in Jamaica but at present of Bladensburgh in PGCo in consideration of 5 shillings sterling money of Great Britain paid by William Sydebothom, merchant has assigned Negro slaves Augustine, Bacchus, Wilkes and Matthews to him. Signed Thomas Bragg in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Henderson
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 244. At the request of Richard Ponsonby the following Power of Attorney was recorded September 9, 1793
      I Lawrence Hall administrator and true representative of Edward Parkinson, late of Queen Anne's County, Maryland (whose widow I married) do by these presents appoint Richard Ponsonby of Bladensburgh, PGCo my attorney to demand and receive from the executors of the late William Sydebotham the full sum due on his bond to Edward Parkinson dated March 13, 1778 for £362 payable January 1, 1774 and from that time bearing interest on which some payments were made to Mr. Parkinson per receipts and credits on the back of the bond left by him in the hands of Richard Ponsonby several years ago and with upon it yet remains and on his receiving payment of said sum due thereon in my name. In witness whereof I have set my hnand and seal this August 23, 1793, Lawrence Hall, in the presence of and acknowledged before Isaac Walker
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 296. Mar 25, 1779 from Jacob Eppracht of George Town in M, to William Sydebotham of Bladensburgh in Prince George's County, for 600 £, all that half part of lot #14, containing the house, messuage, and tenement now in the tenure and occupation of the sd Jacob Eppracht, the same being in George Town on Potowmack River in M, and bounded by lot #13, Falls Street. Signed - Jacob Eppracht. Wit - Will Deakins Jr*, Richard Thompson*. Catherina, the wife of the sd Jacob Eppracht, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned portion of ground. Recorded May 20, 1779.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 298. May 18, 1779 from Jacob Eppracht of George Town in M, to William Sydebotham of Bladensburgh in Prince George's County, for 150 f, lot #254 in the Addition to George Town on Potomack River, bounded by lot #253, containing 11/2 acres. Signed - Jacob Eppracht. Wit - Will Deakins Jr*, Richard Thompson*. Catherina, the wife of the sd Jacob Eppracht, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned lot. Recorded May 20, 1779.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 344. Deed, recorded at the request of Thomas Johns. Whereas Tamaroa or Gabriel Petaguge or Michael Maughquayak or John Baptist Cowraway Kicounaisa or Fish and Tontowarganish or Peter, sometimes called Lacklock or the Bell, Kaskaskias Chiefs Maughquinthepe or Bears head, otherwise called the black Dog Achiowowack Meinquipaumeah and Eshawinchewah Peoriah and Chahoquias (Cahoquias), Chiefs and Sachems of the different tribes of the Illinois Nations of Indians, and representing all the tribes of the sd Illinois Indians, by their deed poll duly executed in full Council, assembled at Kaskaskias Village in the Illinois County afd, dated Jul 5, 1773, sold in fee to William Murry of sd County, merchant, Moses Franks and Jacob Franks of the City of London in Great Britain, Esqs, David Franks, John Inglis, Bernard Gratz, Michael Gratz, Alexander Ross, David Sprout, and James Milligan, all of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, merchants, Moses Franks of the same City, Atty at Law, and Andrew Hamilton and William Hamilton of the same City, Gentlemen, Edmond Milne of the same City, goldsmith and jeweller, Joseph Simon and Levy Andrew Levey of the Town of Lancaster and Province afd, merchants, Thomas Minshall of York County and Province afd, Esq, Robert Callender and William Thompson of Cumberland County and Province afd, Esqs, John Campbell of Pittsburg, Westmoreland County and Province afd, merchant, and George Castles of the Illinois County afd, and James Ramsey, late of the same County, merchants, and to their heirs and assigns in severalty, the 2 tracts of land hereinafter mentioned. One tract is on each side of the River Mississippi, beginning at the mouth of Heron Cr, called by the French the River of Mary, being about a league below the mouth of Kaskaskias River, then back to the Hilly plains 8 leagues or thereabouts, thence to the Crabtree plains, then to a remarkable place known by the name of Bigg Buffalow hoofs, then to the Salt Lick Cr, then crossing the sd Cr about 1 league below the ancient Shawanese Town, then to the River Ohio, then down the Ohio until it empties itself in the Mississippi, then up the Mississippi. Also one other parcel of land on the east side of the Mississippi opposite the mouth of the Mississippi River, then up sd River to the Illinois River to Chocagou or Garlick Cr about 90 leagues, then north to a certain place remarkable, being the ground on which a Battle was fought 40-50 years ago between the Persira and the Renard Indians, then to a remarkable Spring known by the Indians by the name of Fogg Spring, then to a great mountain to the northward of the White Buffalow plains, as by the sd deed, registered in Vicault Lesperane, Notary Publick's Office at Kaskasias Village afd in Book V Pages 21-29. And whereas Robert Callender, one of the grantees above named, did, by deed poll dated Jul 5, 1774, grant to Mathew Ridley, late of Baltimore Town, merchant, his own full, undivided, 22nd share or part of the 2 tracts of land afd. And whereas sd Mathew Ridley did, by his deed poll, dated Nov 19, 1774, grant to William Sydebotham of Bladensburgh in Maryland, merchant, party hereto, the sd full undivided 22nd share of the 2 tracts afd. Now know that William Sydebotham, for 12 £ 10 shillings sterling money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by Thomas Johns of M, sd Sydebotham has confirmed to sd Johns, one equal, undivided 1, 2, and 30th part of the afd one equal undivided 22nd part of the 2 tracts afd, granted by the above recited deed poll by sd Mathew Ridley to sd William Sydebotham. Signed Jun 15, 1778 - Will Sydebotham. Wit - Chris Lowndes, John Steuart. Recorded Sep 11, 1779.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 346. Deed, recorded at the request of William Deakins Jr. Whereas by deed poll of Jul 5, 1773 [see preceding document for detail], 2 tracts of land were sold, and Robert Callender, one of the grantees, by deed poll dated Jul 5, 1774, confirmed to Mathew Ridley, late of Baltimore Town, merchant, one undivided 22nd part of the 2 tracts, and sd Ridley, by deed poll of Nov 19, 1774, confirmed to William Sydebotham of Bladensburgh in Maryland, merchant, party hereto, sd 22nd part. Now know that sd William Sydebotham, for 12 £ 10 shillings sterling money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by William Deakins Jr of M, merchant, sd Sydebotham sells to sd Deakins one equal 1, 2, and 30th part of the afd 22nd part. Signed - Will Sydebotham. Wit - Chrisr Lowndes, John Steuart. Recorded Sep 11, 1779.

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