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

John Boswell

Male 1768 - Aft 1809  (> 42 years)


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  • Name John Boswell 
    Born 24 Jan 1768  King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1809  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I058343  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Matthew Boswell,   b. Bef 1730, Boswell's Desert, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1800, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Mother Jane MNU Boswell,   b. Abt 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Rebecca MNU Millar,   b. Aft 1772,   d. Aft 1809, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married Aft 17 Nov 1794  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F41362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 556.
      Matthew Boswell, Will, September 30, 1799; January 27, 1800
      I, Matthew Boswell of CC being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory and understanding
      To son Matthew Boswell, one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one eue and lamb.
      To granddaughter Elizabeth Robey, one feather bed and furniture.
      To daughter Eleanor Tippett, four sheep.
      To wife Jane, the use of the residue of my estate during her life and after her decease it is to be equally divided amongst all my children, Sarah Nalley, Chloe Robey, John Boswell, Ignatius Boswell, Henry Boswell, Elkanah Boswell, Priscilla Moreland, Eleanor Tippett and Matthew Boswell; the children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth Robey shall have a child's part equally divided amongst them.
      Executor: son John Boswell
      Signed: September 30, 1799 unsigned
      Wit: Daniel Carrington, Jane Carrington
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 191. Jan 5, 1788 from William Brooke of Surry County, North Carolina, to Stephen Howison of the same county and state, for 50 Virginia currency, all that part of a tract of land called Hopewells Amendment, lying in CC and devised to the sd William Brooke by his father John Brooke as per the will of his sd father, beginning at the end of John Boswell's north line in a small branch, and running thence north with Baltimore's Bounty to the end of the 1st line laid down in Hopewell's Certificate, then to a small branch to the land of John Boswell, then down the branch, containing about 125 acres. Signed - William Brook. Wit -
      Rich Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Recorded Jan 5, 1788.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 502.
      Eleanor Dagg, Will, none; March 8, 1808
      My property to be sold, my debts paid and the residue to be equally divided between Milly Boswell's children and Elizabeth McDaniels children.
      CC Sct., March 8th 1808, Then came Kennith McKenzie, William King Davis and Ann Wathen and serverally made oath that they were present when Eleanor Marr otherwise called Eleanor Dagg, made the within disposition of her personal estate, that the numcupative will was reduced to writing in her last sickness and previous to her death.
      mm note: Elizabeth Kerrick w/o Nathaniel McDaniel, Mildred 'Milly' Kerrick w/o Ignatius Boswell. John Boswell was the executor of her Inventory on March 9, 1808.
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      1800 Census
      67 27 Boswell John Durham Parish pg0062.txt
      67 27 Boswell John 2 . . 1 . 2 . . 1 . . 6 --- Durham Parish
      26 to 45 with wife 26 to 45


      68 6 Boswell John Durham Parish pg0062.txt
      68 6 Boswell John 1 . . 1 . . . 2 . . . 4 --- Durham Parish
      26 to 45 no wife

      87 19 Boswell John Port Tobacco Parrish pg0077.txt
      87 19 Boswell John 4 2 . 1 1 1 1 . 1 . . 19 --- Port Tobacco Parrish
      over 45 and wife 26 to 45

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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1808-1810; Liber IB-8 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351.
      At the request of Samuel Chapman the following Deed was recorded October 15, 1809
      Indenture made August 29, 1809; John Boswell and Elizabeth Rebecca Boswell his wife in consideration of $500 current money of the United States paid by Samuel Chapman has sold and assigns forever all the right title interest and estate to tracts of land which John Millar late of Charles County deceased died seized and possessed of, to wit; "Martin's Supply", "Strife", "Daniels Mount" and "Johnson's Retirement". Signed John Boswell, Elizabeth R. Boswell in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Rogerson, Samuel Hawkins
      August 29, 1809; Elizabeth Rebecca Boswell wife of John Boswell relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1808-1810; Liber IB-8 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 353.
      At the request of Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell the following Trust Deed was recorded October 15, 1809
      Maryland Charles County, to wit, August 29, 1809; I John Boswell in consideration of 10 shillings current money of the state of Maryland paid by Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell do therefrom acquit of and discharge and for the following purposes to wit, 1st that Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell shall be fully paid for their actual costs and expenses which they may incur in the execution of this trust and secondly that the whole in trust one Negro man Jesse and one bed and furniture for the use of Elizabeth Rebecca Boswell it being in consideration of her acknowledged her right of dower in and to certain tracts of land this day conveyed to Samuel Chapman and also one Negro man called Charles to Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell in trust for John Miller a minor under the guardianship of me and to secure Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell as my security as for the estate of John Miller in my hands; and I also convey to Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell for the purpose of paying a certain debt and also for the purpose of paying my debts so far as the property shall be equal to the payments to Ford and Greer, John B. Wills, Edward Hamilton and all those debts as to them may appear just; and be it remembered that I John Boswell in consideration of the aforesaid sum of 10 shillings as well for the purposes above mentioned has sold unto Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell the following property; Negroes Jesse, Charles, Corry and Nancy, 13 head of black cattle, 3 head of horses, 29 hogs, 17 sheep, all my plantation utensils, 6 feather beds and furniture and all the balance of my household and kitchen furniture for the uses and purposes herein before mentioned and for no other purpose or use whatsoever. And if the aforesaid John Boswell shall pay to John Miller a minor now under his guardianship the full sum due him from his deceased father on or before October 14, 1813, and also pays Samuel Chapman and Henry Boswell the full balance is due them and to Ford and Greer, John B. Wills and Edward Hamilton at such time and demanded and on the above recited condition been fully completed and the above foregoing property is to be conveyed to John Boswell. In witness whereof I have here unto subscribe my name and affixed my seal this August 29 1809, John Boswell in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Rogerson

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