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

John Donaldson Debutts

Male Abt 1747 -


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  • Name John Donaldson Debutts 
    Born Abt 2 Mar 1746/47  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I063489  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 

    Father Robert DeButts,   b. Bef 1700,   d. 18 Dec 1752, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Anne Donaldson,   d. Aft 23 Mar 1746/47, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1746  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DE BUTTS, ROBERT, Frederick County, gentleman. 10 Dec, 1752; 18 Dec, 1752
      To son John Donaldson Debutts, and my unborn child, land.
      To dau. Margaret Barnard, slaves.
      To son John, slaves.
      To dau. Mary Anne Christian Abigal Debutts, slaves.
      To wife Abigail Debutts, slaves, and 1 lot in Frederick Town.
      I make over to John Hattaway Clark, my wife Abigail Debutts, balance of person estate, after debts being paid, whom with Kennedy Farrell, I constitute and ordain my sole exs. of my will and disallow all former testaments.
      Wit: P. Butler, Philip Murphey, John Radford, Robert DeButts. 28.496
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      === Research notes from Sandy Kiger

      According to the following document, John Donaldson Debutts was the only child of Anne Donaldson.

      Prince George’s Co. Land Records 1746-1749, p 79
      Page 371. Deed of Gift, recorded at the request of Thomas Stoddert.
      Whereas in all appearance, my wife Anne DeButts, is now in a very weak and languishing condition, and is likely to leave behind her my son, John Donaldson Debutts, her only child, not 3 weeks old, to manifest my tender affection to her and her dear child, I hereby give to my sd son, my dwelling plantation called Abbins Choice, containing 200 acres of land, with all the improvements, and everything given and delivered to his mother, my wife, by his grandfather, Mr. John Donaldson, after my death. I further oblige myself to make good and lawful deeds for the same, when demanded, under the penalty of 500 £ sterling.
      Signed- Mar 23, 1746/47 - Robt. De Butts.
      Wit - R. Cooke, Baptist Barber, William Brackenbury Recorded Feb 22, 1747/48

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      FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTS 1759 - 1800: {John K. Gott}
      Pages 93-94: (Will) Date: 27 January 1786
      WHARTON RANSDELL of the County of Fauquier and Parish of Leeds
      Children: William Ransdell, Anne Morehead, Margaret Ransdell and Sarah Ransdell - equally share in 2 of the proceeds from the sale of a Tract purchased of Archibald Allen and Two Tracts more I purchased of John Debutts, 1,000 acres.
      Son: Thomas - to receive the other half of the proceeds arising from sale of above lands - reserving £20 currant money for the education of my Grandson Charles Morehead Ransdell and wharton Ransdell.
      Son-in-law: Cadwallader Slaughter - Negroes
      Son: Edward - Negro
      Son: John - Negroes
      Son: William - Negroes, smith tools, one feather bed
      and furniture
      Dau.: Anne Morehead - Negroes
      Dau.: Margaret Ransdell - Negroes
      Son: Thomas - Negroes, wearing appareel, bigg still, silver watch, one best Bed-and furniture.
      Dau.: Sarah Ransdell - Negroes, one best bed & furniture
      Son: Wharton - Negro, a cow and calf, bed & furniture, set of Joiners tools and a table
      Gr.sons: Charles Morehead Ransdell and Wharton Ransdell - a Tract of land in Jefferson County that I purchased of Cadwallader Slaughter - 500 acres.
      "... if either my sons William Ransdell or Thomas Ransdell or my Dau. Sarah Ransdell should Die without lawful issue their Estate be equally divided between the surviving Heirs of William, Thomas, Anne Morehead and Margaret Ransdell."
      Exors: Charles Chilton, Elias Edmonds, Thomas Ransdell,
      Sr., William Ransdell, Jr., and Thomas Ransdell, Jr.
      Signed: Wharton Ransdell
      Wit.: Nathaniel Gray, John Green, Jr., Dan'l. Gray,
      Wharton Ransdell, Enoch K. Withers.
      Proved: 26 June 1786, by o. of Daniel Gray, Wharton Ransdell, and Enoch K. Withers. Three exors. named granted certificate to obtain probate.
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      Elisabeth Donaldson 2.63 D SM £401.9.0 Aug 21 1757
      Sureties: William Harrison, Butler Gardiner.
      Legatees: John Donaldson Debutts, Elisabeth Stoddert & Sarah Stoddert & Richard Donaldson Cook.
      Distribution to: John Donaldson Debutts (1/2). Residue to: Elisabeth Stoddert, Sarah Stoddert, Richard Donaldson Cooke.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Barber.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1785-1787; Liber HH {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 16. At the request of John Debutts the following Deed was enrolled November 16, 1785
      Indenture made July 4, 1785; Ebsworth Bayne, planter of PGCo in consideration of 650 pounds current money paid by John Debutts of St. Mary's County, Maryland has sold five tracts lying in PGCo; "Leeds" containing 100 acres; "Leeds Addition" containing 60 acres; "Chance" containing 31 acres; "Smith's Delight" containing 50 acres and "Langley" containing 85 acres. Signed Ebsworth Bayne in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Henderson, Abraham Boyd

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