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

Peter Montgomery

Male 1682 - 1754  (72 years)


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  • Name Peter Montgomery 
    Born 1682  Cote Dor, Dijon, France; Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1754  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I078766  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Family 1 Catherine MNU Montgomery,   b. Abt 1688, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Baptista Montgomery,   b. Sep 1708, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1771, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. Francis Montgomery,   b. 1710, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1766, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Peter Montgomery,   b. Abt 1716, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     4. James Montgomery,   b. May 1717, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1780, Port Tobacco East Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     5. Richard Montgomery,   b. 1722, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1783, Port Tobacco East Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Mary Magdalene Montgomery,   b. 1726, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Lower Potomac Hundred, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F06426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Gates,   b. Bef 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1774, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married 1736  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Montgomery,   b. 12 Nov 1737, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Mary Ellen Montgomery,   b. 12 Nov 1737, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1799, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Susannah Montgomery,   b. 26 Jun 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Montgomery,   b. 6 Apr 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1814, Washington County, Kentucky. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Margaret Montgomery,   b. 14 Apr 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elisha Montgomery,   b. 14 Apr 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Elisha Montgomery,   b. 5 Apr 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Ignatius Montgomery,   b. 1746, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1777, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. Benjamin Montgomery,   b. 5 Oct 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1777, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. Charles Montgomery,   b. 25 Jul 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1809, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     11. Anne Mary Montgomery,   b. 3 Apr 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. James Henry Montgomery,   b. 24 Jul 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F02738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 3 wives, abt 1707, 1716 & 1736, unknown, Catherine & Margaret (catherine died 1724 in Calvert. Looks to be a different line)
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      naturalized on 28 Oct 1727 at Charles County, Maryland
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      May 25, 1742 deposition march 1742/43 cc court about 60 yrs old
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      29 dec 1736 deposition March 1737 cc court about 52.
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      MONTGOMERY, PETER, Charles Co. 16 Jan. 1752; 26 Dec. 1754
      To son Francis Montgomery, 1 sh.
      To son John Montgomery, I sh.
      To son Peter Montgomery, 56 a.
      To son Joseph Montgomery, 56 a.
      To wife Margitt Montgomery the plantation I now dwell upon, 112 a.,and after her decease to son William Montgomery.
      To dau Mary Magdilen Higdon and son Elisha Montgomery, all remaining part of land.
      To son James Montgomery, 1 sh.
      To son Richard Montgomery, feather bed and covering, and cow.
      Wife, Margitt, extx.
      Wit: Edwd. Turner, Jacob Moreland, John Hunt. 29.307

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Peter Montgomery, of Charles Co., Md., a native of France, and his children already born, viz., Francis and John Baptista Montgomery, were naturalized by Act of the Maryland State Assembly on Oct. 30, 1727. Sources: (1) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 38, pp. 415-16, and (2) Wyand, Jeffrey A. and Florence L., "Colonial Maryland Naturalizations," N55.
      Although not named in his will, Peter Montgomery's land was "Monmouth," containing 336 acres, which had been resurveyed for him on Mar. 25, 1728. Montgomery's will divided "Monmouth" into 5 parcels: 112 acres, containing the homeplace, to wife Margaret with the remainder to son William, and 56 acres each to children Peter, Joseph, Elisha, and Mary Magdilen Higdon. In June 1759, Peter Montgomery [Jr.] deeded his 56 acres of "Monmouth" to Margaret Montgomery. Source: Charles Co., Md. Land Records, Liber G No. 3, p. 365.
      There is no inventory, administration account or balance book record for Peter Montgomery [Sr.]
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      Source:

      Published December 06, 2007 04:45 pm in the Washington Times Herald, Washington, IN

      Natalie Baker, 83, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Village Living Center. Born Dec. 5, 1923, in Martin County, IN she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Myers) Montgomery.

      She was a graduate of Loogootee High School. A homemaker, she was a member of the Martin County Genealogical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by one niece, Marilyn Boley of Washington, and one nephew, Joseph Dant of Washington.

      Her husband, Russell Baker, died July 1991. Two sisters, Marilyn Mize and Joann Dant, are also deceased. Private services were conducted Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial was in Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee. There was no visitation. (Dec. 1, 2007)

      Note: Mrs. Baker was a well-known genealogist who devoted most of her life researching various MD-to-KY-to-IN families. Her work was highly regarded in genealogical circles and all of her records were microfilmed by the LDS Family History Library. Her records may be viewed in at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT or through any LDS Family History Branch. In particular, she did extensive research on the descendants of Immigrant Peter Montgomery of Charles Co, MD.

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      WHEATLE, FRANCIS, Charles Co. 10 Nov 1749; 12 Dec 1749
      To son Francis Wheatle, land I have, reserving 40 A. for wife Mary Wheatle and after her decease to dau. Elizebeath Wheatle.
      Son Francis, ex.
      Wit: Tho. Jas. Boarman, Richard Mongomery, Peter Mongomery. MCW 27.171a
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 45
      19 Mar 1716; Recorded at the request of Peter Montgomery:
      1 Dec 1716; Articles of Agreement between Joshua Guibert of St. Mary's County, Gent., and Anne his wife, to Peter Montgomery, planter; Peter to occupy plantation where he now lives; being given to Joshua in consideration of dower with Anne his wife by her father Wm. Boreman, Sr., Gent.; possession for 9 years; to pay yearly rate of 700# tobacco to be delivered to a convenient place on the Wicomico River; tract located on the south side of Zachia Swamp; /s/ Jos. Guibert, Anne Guibert; wit. Joshua Turner, Thomas Chaimberlyn
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber L#2, Page 280.
      At the request of Peter Montgomery of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jun 23, 1726.
      May 19, 1726 from Wm Newman of CC, to Peter Montgomery of CC, for 4000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land in CC called Monmoth, bounded by the line of a parcel of land called Presteen, containing about 87 acres. Signed - William (W his mark) Newman. Wit - Thos Jeamson Sr, Mary Jeamson, Geo Dent*, Jon Fendall*.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 233.
      At the request of Peter Montgomery of CC, planter, the following deed was recorded Aug 21, 1730.
      Aug 10, 1730 from William Newman of CC, to Peter Montgomery of CC, for 4000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land in CC called Monmoth, formerly taken up by William Newman, father of the within mentioned William Newman, bounded by a parcel of land called Presteen, containing about 87 acres. Signed - Willm (N his mark) Newman. Wit - Robert Hanson*, Robert Yates*. Elizabtn, wife of sd Wm Newman, relinquished her right of dower.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 527.
      Pursuant to the order of last Jun Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Keets (Keits) Rest, lying in CC, in the possession of William Simpson. Commissioners appointed: Henry Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins, Richard Willson, and William Middleton, (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land).
      Signed Jun 16, 1738 - SHanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Henry Hawkins & Samuel Hawkins, return to this Court the Commission afd with the following certificate and subsequent depositions:
      We met upon the within mentioned tract of land called Keets Rest, and there took all such evidence as was then offered to us, which is hereunto annexed. Signed Aug 22, 1738 0 Henry Hawkins, Saml Hawkins.

      CC, Aug 22, 1738. The deposition of Joseph Ruthom, age about 60, who declares that near the place where he now stands, being near the head of Peter Montgomery's Spring Branch, Abraham Lemastre told him that there, or thereabouts, stood the 1st bound tree of Keets Rest.

      Francis Wheatly, age about 66, declares that an old lying [line?] tree by which he now stands, was shown him by William Newman Sr, to be one of the bound trees of his own land called Millers Choice, and he has heard several times that Keets Rest bound on the afd land.
      Ordered that the Clerk rectify any error that may have happened in the County Levy.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1742/3 Court, Liber T#2, Page 504.
      Pursuant to an order of Court held here on the 2nd Tuesday in Mar, being in the 27th year of our Dominion, Commission issued, returnable here, to Allen Davies, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn of CC, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called St. Thomas', lying in CC, in the possession of John Wathen, as follows, viz - To Allen Davies, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn of CC. Whereas John Wathen, seized of part of a tract of land called St. Thomas', lying in CC, did on Mar 9, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, our Justices within CC, for Commission to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Mar 13, 1741 - Edm Porteus, Clk.
      And now here, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn, three of the Commissioners afd, return to the Court here, the Commission afd, with a certificate thereon, and subsequent depositions thereunto annexed.
      We certify that we called and caused to come before us, all such witnesses as to us were offered by the within petitioner, and also Thomas Sympson, a party concerned, and took the examination of the same. Signed May 25, 1742 - Geore [sic] Hatton, Peter Wood, Sam: Chunn.

      CC. The deposition of Richard Edelen, aged about 70, taken at the request of Thos. Sympson, a contiguous proprietor, who says that on or near the place where he now stands, being on a knoll in the edge of an old field near the Old Road that leads from Piles' fresh to Newport, he saw a post lying on the ground, about 30 years ago, but did not know what it was for. And this deponent further says that some time after, Thomas Sympson, decd, told him that on that place, Mr. Wathen's land ended and there was his bound tree. And further, this deponent says that he took a mortgage of a piece of land of the sd Thomas Sympson, decd, and [blank] on this place, but did not know anything of the bounds by his own knowledge. Signed - Richard Edelen, May 25, 1742.

      May 25, 1742. CC. The deposition of Peter Montgomery, aged about 60, taken at the request of Thomas Sympson, a contiguous proprietor, who says that on or near the place where he now stands, being on a level spot of ground near the east end of an old field that lies between Piles' fresh and Newport, about 40 years ago he saw a locust post lying on the ground. He further says that he did not know what it was for, any further than that he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, say it was for a landmark of Mr. Wathen's land. Signed -- Peter Montgomery.

      May 8, 1742. CC. The deposition of Thomas Reed, aged about 84, who says that about 26 years ago, he was in Company with Thomas Sympson Sr, father of Thomas Sympson, now living, and Benjamin Hall, and that the sd Thomas Sympson Sr did, in his hearing, acknowledge the place where he now stands to be the place where the sd Sympson told him was the very spot of ground where the ancient bound post stood, between Benjamin Hall and James Bowling, and that it was the bound post between John Wathen and the sd James Bowling, according to a deed dated [nothing follows].
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 271. Nov 15, 1758 from Peter Gates of CC, planter, to Philip Key of St. Mary's County, merchant, for 1000 lbs of inspected crop tobacco, land in CC, being part of a greater tract called the Loving Brothers, formerly granted to John Gates, then to sd Peter & Robert Gates, father of the present seller, and which part I hereby sell to sd Philip Key adjoins to that part which sd Philip formerly bought from John Gates, brother to sd Peter, and which is bounded by John Gates' part, Dorithy Gates' land, containing, in a survey formerly made by Peter Montgomery for dividing their land between the 6 children of Robert. Gates, one of the "patentes" about 43 acres. To have and to hold to sd Key during the natural life of sd Peter Gates. Signed - Peter (P his mark) Gates. it - Allen Davis, Jas Nivison. Recorded Jan 10, 1759.
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      Contributed by Shirley Platt
      Charles County Deed Book N#4; Page 259.
      pr 3, 1794 from Joseph Montgomery and William Montgomery (of Peter), both of CC, planters, to Joseph Johnson of CC, planter, for 180 7 shillings & 6 pence, part of a tract of land in CC called Monmouth, bounded by a division tree of sd land between William and Joseph Montgomery, containing about 120 acres I rood and 6 perches. Signed -Joseph Montgomery, William Montgomery of Peter. Wit - Alex McPherson*, Henry A. Smith*. This deed was acknowledged by Joseph Montgomery and William Montgomery and by Mary Ann Montgomery, wife to Joseph Montgomery. Recorded May 5, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 365. Jun 23, 1759 from Peter Montgomery of CC, to Margarett Montgomery of CC, for 3000 lbs of crop tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Monmouth and willed to the sd Peter Montgomery by his father, Peter Montgomery, deed, containing and now laid out for 56 acres. Signed - Peter (+ his mark) Montgomery. Wit - Dan of St. Thos Jenifer, Dan Jenifer. Recorded Aug 16, 1759.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-38: MONMOUTH: 87 acres; Possession of - 87 Acres - Newman, William: : Surveyed 1687 for William Newman at a bound tree of PRESTON: Other Tracts Mentioned: PRESTON; ; ; Conveyance notes - 87 Acres - Peter Montgomery from William Newman; 19 May 1726, Included in resurvey of MONMOUTH, folio 410; 25 March 1728,87 Acres - Peter Montgomery from William Newman; 10 Aug 1730,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 410-224: MONMOUTH: 336 acres; Possession of - 336 Acres - Montgomery, Peter: : Re-Surveyed for Peter Montgomery 25 March 1728 beginning at a bounded oak: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-185: PRESTON, ADDITION: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Wilson, Richard: Surveyed for Richard Wilson 20 Oct 1724, lying on the East side of Zachia Swamp, adjoining to the said Wilson's land called PRESTON, beg at a bounded White Oak: Other Tracts Mentioned: PRESTON; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ESCHEAT,,

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