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

Martha West

Female 1738 - Aft 1782  (> 45 years)


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  • Name Martha West 
    Born 13 Dec 1738  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1782  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I055428  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Stephen West,   b. 1682, Horton, Buckingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1752, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Martha Hall,   b. 27 Oct 1708, Saint James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1752, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1726  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Dorsey Lawrence,   b. 26 Oct 1743, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1782, Linganore Hills, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1766  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Stephen Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Upton Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne West Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah Lawrence,   b. Abt 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rachel Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F27869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1794 Frederick Co MD Wills-Russell
      John Lawrence of Frederick Co. Codicil dtd. 3 April 1782, weak.
      To son John Stephen Lawrence: tract Bite the Biter where I live and all of Mount Pleasant of 300a that lies on the north and northeast side of Linganore, where Col. Dorsey's mill stands called Beaver Dam Brartclt and the other small tracts adjoining, Poor Hill and Pretty Polly of 45a. Also the two patents not yet obtained, but the certificates are in the office and the fees paid.
      To son Upton: Cumstone's Place of 150a, the part of Mount Pleasant belonging to me
      on the south side of Murrey's/Dorsey's Branch of Linganore, and the south side of Beaver Dam Branch. This part lies distinct from the part willed to John. I may have sold a part between to Col. Dorsey. Also a tract adjoining, being part of Brandy Sprirlgs Enlarged and two other tracts, Pleasant Forest and Mullineux Chance of 223a.
      To four daughters, Ann West Lawrence, Susannah Lawrence, Rachel Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence equally: tract Cold Friday of 420a and 50 to each when of age or marry. If son John dies before he is of age and without heirs, his land to Upton, provided he gives up the land
      devised to him to my daughters. But if he chooses to keep it, then John's land to rcvcrt to my daughters. If Upton dies, land to daughters. Whereas I own a tract Slipe adjoining John Campbell of 14a not yet patented but the certificate returned, my executors are to sell it to him if he pays the caution money and other fees, interest, and assessment.
      Wife Martha and friend Upton Sheredine executors. /Jno. Lawrence/
      Wit.: Francis Daniel, Hezekiah Dean, John Campbell.
      Codicil: whereas 1 named my four daughters in my will and I have since had another born, their land to go to five daughters, including Peggy, and also f.5 to her.
      Wit.: Basil Wood, Thomas Owings, David Sutherland. (pp. 242-7 )
      Proved 6 May 1782 by wit. The same day came Martha, the widow, and elected to take her thirds

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