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

Arnold Waters

Male 1737 - 1809  (72 years)


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  • Name Arnold Waters 
    Born 1737  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1809  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056059  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father John Waters,   b. 10 May 1698, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Charity Ijams,   b. 1707, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1768, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1724/25  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Franklin,   b. 26 Dec 1741, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Apr 1774  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Waters,   b. 17 Jan 1782, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F28082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 18 ARNOLD WATERS 09/28/1797 09/11/1809
      'being in perfect bealth of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      l. Mary Waters --daughter
      -to have the 3 tracts of land ealled "Arnold's Industry" cont. 111 acres and all that tract of land called "The Addition to Arnold's Industry" cont.
      46 3/4 acres, and all that tract of land called "Peaches (?) Search" cont. 108 acres by deed
      -to have Negro boys "Ben" and "John'', the son of "---" and also Negro boy "Frederick" and Negro girl "Bet"
      2. Jacob Franklin Waters --son
      -to have all that part and parcel of a tract of land purchased from the heirs of Samuel Waters cont. 174 1/2 acres as per deed
      -to have Negro boy "Torn" and Negro girl "Denny" (?)
      3. Rachel Waters --wife
      to have 5 Negroes --2 men ''Ned" and "Haclee' and Negro women "Hannah"' "Dinah" and "Else"
      -to have all the rest of testator's lands that he has not devised by whatever names that the testator has a right or title to which is to say the testator's home plantation, houses and mills and to have for her natural life
      -to have Negro man "James" the blacksmith by trade and also the blacksmith tools---to have for her natural life and at her death to the testator's son Jacob
      -remainder of the estate to be divided equally between widow, son Jacob and daughter Mary
      -named joint executor along with testator's son Jacob
      Witnesses: Stephen Waters
      Henry Waters
      Thomas Jones Waters
      Then came; Thomas Jones Waters
      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 336. At the request of Arnold Waters the following Deed was recorded December 2, 1768
      Indenture made November 23, 1768; Richard Peach, planter in consideration of 5 pounds 11 shillings sterling money of England paid by Arnold Waters has sold part of a tract called The Search containing 28 acres. Signed Richard Peach in the presence of and acknowledged before James Crow, Richard Duckett, Jr.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351. At the request of Arnold Waters the following Deed was recorded January 13, 1774
      Indenture made January 8, 1774; Richard Peach, planter in consideration of 52 pounds 16 sixteen shillings sterling money of England paid by Arnold Waters has sold part of a tract called "Peaches" Purchase" containing 96 acres and beginning at "Cherry Walk" and bounded by the division line between Richard Peach and Arnold Waters and the "Resurvey of Peaches Purchase". Signed Richard Peach in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Richard Henderson and at the same time Sarah Peach wife of Richard Peach relinquished her right of dower
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 160. Division of lands, recorded at the request of Samuel Waters, Thomas Waters, and Arnold Waters. Jul 13, 1778. The certificates and plats of the tract of land called Maidens Fancy and part of the tract of land called Waters' Purchase, now in possession of Samuel Waters, William Waters, Thomas Waters, and Arnold Waters, with the several divisions therein made, showing each of us with our distinct part or parts of the aid lands, being agreeable to the will of our father, John Waters (late of Prince George's County). In order to secure each of us in the peaceable enjoyment of our sd part or parts of the afd lands, we hereby mutually agree that the afd division shall stand, beginning for Samuel Waters' part of Madens Fancy at the 2nd boundary of sd land, containing about 280 acres, beginning for William Waters' part of Maidens Fancy at a white oak, the beginning tree of the sd tract, containing about 200 acres, beginning for the surplus land in the tract of land called Madens Fancy (the joint right of Samuel Waters and Arnold Waters, executors to their father's estate) containing about 241/1 acres, beginning for Samuel Waters' part of the tract of land called Waters' Purchase, beginning at the beginning tree of sd tract, then N 19 degrees E 175 perches to a bounded white oak near the River Patuxent, to the beginning tree of Maidens Fancy, part of the sd tract called Waters' Purchase (conveyed heretofore to the afd Samuel Waters by his father, John Waters), containing about 150 acres, beginning for Thomas Waters' part of Waters' Purchase (called Indian Towne) to the River Patuxent, containing about 200 acres, beginning for the surplus land in the tract called Waters' Purchase (the joint right of Samuel Waters and Arnold Waters, executors to their father's estate) to the River Patuxent, containing about 181 1/2 acres. Signed - Samuel Waters, Thomas Waters, Arnold Waters. Wit - Edwd Burgess, Walter Beall. [Plat map follows]. Recorded Aug 14, 1778.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 164. Jul 13, 1778 from Samuel Waters of M, and Arnold Waters of Prince George's County, to Plummer Waters of Prince George's County. John Waters, late of Prince George's County, decd, by his will, appointed the sd Samuel Waters and Arnold Waters executors of sd will, and gave them full power to sell a certain parcel of land to the highest bidder, it being part of a tract of land called Maidens Fancy, lying partly in Prince George's and partly in M, and beginning at the 2nd bounded white oak of the afd tract of Maidens Fancy, containing about 241/1 acres. Now this deed witnesses that the afd Samuel Waters and Arnold Waters, for 30 , all that 24';i acres. Signed - Sam Waters, Arnold Waters. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, Walter Beall*. Recorded Aug 14, 1778.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 165. Jul 13, 1778 from Arnold Waters of Prince George's County, to Thomas Waters of M. John Waters, late of Prince George's County, decd, did, by his will, devised to Thomas Waters, 200 acres of land, to be laid off contiguous to his dwelling house, it being part of a tract formerly known by the name of Indian Town but now called Waters Purchase, and the sd John Waters further, by sd will, devised 181% acres, being part of sd Waters' Purchase, to be sold to the highest bidder, and appointed sd Arnold executor of sd will, with full power to sell sd 181% acres, and also to make to sd Thomas Waters, a good deed for sd 200 acres devised as afd. Now this deed further witnesses that the afd Arnold Waters, for 266 5, sells to sd Thomas Waters, all that part of the sd tract of land called Waters Purchase devised by John Waters devised to Thomas Waters, bounded by the River Patuxent, containing about 200 acres. Also that other part of Waters Purchase which was devised by John Waters to be sold, bounded by the River Patuxent, containing about 181% acres. Signed - Arnold Waters. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, Walter Beall*. Recorded Aug 14, 1778.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 316. At the request of Edward Roberts the following Bill of Sale was enrolled March 19, 1783
      I Thomas Roberts, planter of PGCo in consideration of 50 pounds gold and silver currency paid by Edward Roberts have sold the following goods and chattles, to wit; 1 brown horse, 1 bay mare, 1 feather bed and furniture, 19 hogs, 2 ewes and a lamb, and 6 plates. As witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this [blank] day [blank] of 1783, Thomas Roberts in the presence of Arnold Waters, Henry Waters on March 18, 1783 and acknowledged before James Mullikin on March 19, 1783
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 534. At the request of Henry Waters the following Land Commission was recorded September 26, 1787
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Henry Waters of PGCo preferred to the justices of the county on the Monday before the 4th Tuesday in September 1786 for a land commission that was issued on October 4, 1786; to Messrs Baruch Duckett, Mordecai Jacob, William Hall s/o Benjamin and Thomas Boyd of PGCo Gentleman, whereas Henry Waters is seized of a tract called "Cherry Walk" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town for a commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Joshua Beall, Gentleman, September 30, 1786, issued October 4, 1786, John Read Magruder, clerk
      In pursuance of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Cherry Walk" we met on Thursday, November 2, 1786.
      William Waters of Montgomery County, Maryland aged 70 years or thereabouts being at a stone in Henry Water's field standing 350 yards form the dwelling house of the late Samuel Waters saith that at the time "Cherry Walk" was taken up he carried one end of the chain and James Beck was the surveyor and they began at a white oak standing on the river bank being the lowest bounded tree of the resurvey of "Jerico" and they run southwest for a line of "Jerico" at the end they bounded the nearest tree for the beginning tree of "Cherry Walk" and the aforesaid stone is near the place the bounded tree stood.
      Robert Waters aged 43 years or thereabouts affirms at the same place that about 20 years or upwards his father Samuel Waters gave notice by advertisements that the bounded tree of "Cherry Walk" was down had he intended to set up a post and the aforesaid stone is near the place the post was planted.
      Belt Mullikin of Anne Arundel County, Maryland aged 38 years or thereabouts at the same place saith about 12 years ago Arnold Waters called on him amongst others to plant bounded stones at a post standing in Henry Water's field where he planted a stone for the boundary of "Jerico" and "Cherry Walk"
      William Waters of Montgomery County, Maryland at a box white oak on the east side of Arnold Water's old field and on the edge of Deep Bottom saith he assisted in carrying the chain when "Cherry Walk" was taken up that the division between this deponents father and brother John Water was from this tree. The commissions adjourned to December 1, 1786
      Thomas Mullikin of Anne Arundel County, Maryland at a stone in Henry Water's field about 350 yards from the dwelling house of the late Samuel Waters saith about 12-13 year ago he was called on by Arnold Waters to plant a stone at a post planted for the 3rd boundary of "Jerico" and the beginning of "Cherry Walk" and the said Arnold told him that there had been a dispute between Samuel Waters, Mordecai Waters and his father where the post should be planted where the said Arnold fixed the stone. Commission closed September 25, 1787, William Hall s/o Benjamin, Mordecai Jacob, Baruch Duckett
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 336. At the request of Arnold Waters the following Deed was recorded June 26, 1788
      Indenture made June 26, 1788; Jacob Waters, planter s/o Mordecai Waters, late of PGCo, deceased in consideration of 35 pounds specie paid by Arnold Waters, planter has sold a tract called "Cherry Walk" containing 185 acres and lying near the Patuxent River and beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the north side of Deep Branch; nevertheless it is the true intent and meaning of this instrument of writing that if Jacob Waters on paying Arnold Waters the aforesaid sum of money with legal interest on or before December 25, 1789 have a right to demand his land redeemed to him again by Arnold Waters under the penalty of 500 pounds specie. Signed Jacob Waters in the presence of and acknowledged before Fielder Bowie, Thomas Boyd
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 552. At the request of Arnold Waters the following Deed was recorded November 29, 1788
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      Indenture made November 29, 1788; Jacob Waters, Thomas Woodward and Margaret Woodward his wife, Joseph Owen and Jane Owen his wife, Zachariah Mills and Elizabeth Mills his wife,, Richard Donaldson and Rachel Donaldson his wife, and Charity Waters, planters, jointly connected heirs of Samuel Waters s/o Mordecai Waters, deceased, in consideration of 654 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence currence in specie paid by Arnold Waters, planter has sold part of a tract called "Jericho" containing 175 acres and beginning at the northeast corner of a parcel of land William Waters had of Benjamin Waters being part of "Jericho" and bounded by land William Waters bought of Mordecai Waters, the 3rd line of said tract that John Waters bought of Mordecai Waters. Signed Jacob Waters, Thomas Woodward, Margaret Woodward, Joseph Owen, Jane Owen, Zachariah Mills, Elizabeth Mills, Richard Donaldson, Rachel Donaldson, Charity Waters in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; Liber HH-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 556. At the request of Jacob Waters the following Deed was recorded November 29, 1788
      Indenture made November 29, 1788; Arnold Waters, planter in consideration of 35 pounds current money in specie with legal interest thereon has sold part of a tract called "Cherry Walk" containing 185 acres and beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the north side of Deep Bottom. Signed Arnold Waters in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes

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