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

Joseph Letchworth

Male Bef 1718 - 1784  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Joseph Letchworth 
    Born Bef 1718  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 May 1784  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I066201  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 

    Father Thomas Letchworth,   b. Abt 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hutchison,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1710  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Truman,   b. Bef 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years) 
    Married Bef 1738  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F30930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Brightwell,   b. 1733, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1749  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Levi Letchworth
     2. Mary Letchworth,   d. Bef 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Leonard Letchworth,   b. Bef 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1801, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F10929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 190 JOSEPH LETCHWORTH 03/27/1782 05/08/1784
      "being weak of Body , .."
      Bequeaths to;
      1. Wife
      -to have for her natural life 200 acres of land being part of a tract of and called "Brooke Court"
      -to have all Negroes along w/ all goods and chattels for her natural life
      2. Leonard Letchworth --son
      -at widow's decease to have the tract of land "Brooke Court" left to her
      -named executor of the will
      3. Levi Letchworth --son
      -after widow's decease to have all of testator's Negroes and goods and chattels
      4. Heirs of daughter Mary Beavin, deceased
      -should Levi die w/out heirs, then to they are to divide the Negroes and goods and chattels with testator's son Leonard Witnesses: G. Adams William Cage
      Peter Brightwell Cage (mark) Henry Trueman (mark)
      Then came; George Adams and Henry Truman Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Letchworth, Thomas, Prince George's County, 14th March, 1721; 21st June, 1722.
      To son Thomas and hrs., dwelling plantation "Joseph and Mary" and personalty at age of 18.
      To son Joseph and hrs., 200 A. of Brook Court Mannor and personalty.
      To 3 daus; Anne, Mary and Elizabeth and their hrs., 250 A. of ,"'Two Friends"' (now in Charles Co.) equally. Shd. both sons die without issue., dau, Anne to have dwelling plantation, Shd. daus, die without issue, survivors to divide portion of dec'd.
      To wife (unamed) extx., and children, residue of estate equally.
      Sale of pt. of "Joseph and Mary" and pt. of '"Brook Court" to Levin Covington confirmed,
      Overseers: Levin Covington and Leonard Holliday.
      Test: Nath. Magruder, Paul Rawlence, Benj, Wailes.
      Note: 26th Nov. 1722., widow Elizabeth Letchworth claims her thirds. 18.18
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      Children
      Leonard LETCHWORTH named in will
      Joseph, Jr. LETCHWORTH (not in will)
      Benjamin LETCHWORTH (not in will)
      Levi LETCHWORTH named in will
      Mary LETCHWORTH named in will but decd
      Elizabeth LETCHWORTH (not in will)
      Thomas LETCHWORTH (not in will)
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      Elisabeth Lawson 7.38 D PG E1793.1.3 Apr 17 1775
      Sureties: Robert Dove Cook, James Johnson.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office. Administrator (surviving): Mr. Joseph Letchworth
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      BRIGHTWELL, JOHN,, Prince George's Co, 9 March 1766 24 Nov. 1774
      To eldest: son John Brightwell, Frederick County, Negro fellow Ben, aged about 42, Negro woman Peg aged about 40 and a Negro boy Abraham aged about 4.
      To Charles Wood, Sr., Frederick County, Negro girl Hanna aged about 10,
      To Joseph Letchworth, Sr., Negro fellow Frank aged about. 40.
      To Verlindo Oden, dau. of Elias Oden, Charles Co, Negro girl Peg aged 1 1/2 years.
      To dau. Catherine Oden, stock.
      To son Thomas Coleman Brightwell, ex., Negro boy Isaac, Negro fellow Jacob aged about 30 and a Negro woman Nan aged about 23, plantation where I now dwell, "Colebrook", alias "Poppler Hill," with all land and rest of temporal estate.
      To dau, Urslee Morton, furniture.
      To dau. Pracilla Orme, furniture.
      To dau. Elioner Baden, stock.
      To John Beaver Carpenter., stock and furniture,
      To grandson Leonard Letchworth, horse,
      Wit.: John Bowers; James Greenwood; John Sarratt. 40.262
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      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - Folio: 633; Statement enrolled by Edward Truman 8 May 1725
      Sworn statement before Leonard Hollyday regarding plantation of Prince George's County now in possession of Edward Truman who married the widow of Thomas Letchworth, who, by his will, left his sons, Thomas and Joseph Letchworth a tract of land called Brook Court of 200 acres; the uppermost part of the tract to Joseph and the lower most part of the tract to Thomas
      /s/ Benj. Wallis (seal), Owen Ellis (seal)
      ===
      Name: Martha Rasmussen
      Email: bethras@cox dot net
      Note:
      Elizabeth and Edward Truman had a daughter Mary b about 1716. See will on page. LAND RECORDS OF PG County, MD 1733-1739, p 10 Libert T, Page 64 Recorded at request of Mrs. Elisabeth Truman, 6 Mar 1733: Deed of Gift from Elizabeth Truman to her children Thomas and Joseph Letchworth [both at age 18 to be free to live as if they were 21 years old], Anne Letchworth, and Mary Trueman; to Thomas at age 18 Negro called Fancy; also cattle and moveables: to Joseph at age 18 Negro named Boss; also cattle and moveables; both sons to receive rent of plantation where Robert Lee now dwells and the yearly tobacco ship house and produce to be lodged in England; if one son dec'd, estate to be divided among other son and daus.; to Anne and Mary [equally], a parcel in Charles Co. called "Two Friends" now tentated by Wm. Fields to be divided at marriage of dau. or daus.; also to both cattle, moveables, etc.; to be of age at 16 years; [partly illegibl]; 4 Mar 1733/4; /s/ Elizabeth Truman [mark]; wit. Owen Ellis, Jonathan Ellis

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