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

Walter Dr. Brooke

Male Aft 1745 - 1815  (< 68 years)


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  • Name Walter Dr. Brooke 
    Born Aft 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1815  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I101867  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Baker Brooke,   b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1771, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1803-1820 St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills [Linda Davis Reno]
      NAME: Dr. Walter Brooke LIBER: JJ 43 FOLIO: 376
      DATE OF WILL: 1815
      DATE OF PROBATE: 4/4/1815
      To: Executor. $60 for certain purposes.
      Sons: Oswald Baker Brooke and William Joseph Brooke. the plantation where I now live called "Abell's Friendship" including the water mill.
      Daughters: Matilda Brooke. Mary Rebecca Brooke. and Jane Elizabeth Brooke. to have a home and residence on my aforesaid dwelling plantation during their single lives.
      Children: Oswald Baker Brooke. William Joseph Brooke. Matilda Brooke, Mary Rebecca Brooke. and Jane Elizabeth Brooke, the residue of my estate equally divided.
      EXECUTOR(S): Friend. Enoch J. Millard
      WITNESSES: None listed
      ORPHAN'S COURT: 4/4/1815. Enoch J. Millard, before giving oath. relinquished his right to the $60 for certain purposes. He then gave oath that on 3/10/1815 he wrote this will at the request of Dr. Brooke who died the next day. The will was not signed because of want of competent witnesses and it was hoped that witnesses could be obtained the next day. Dr. Brooke. however, lost his senses because of a rise in fever which continued until his death which took place about 12:00 on Saturday, 3/11/1815.
      4/14/1815. The Court accepted the will for personal estate only. Letters of Testementary were granted to Enoch J. Millard. Executor.
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      BROOKE, Baker, Charles Co. 27 Oct, 1770; 4 Jan, 1771
      To sons Baker, Walter, Oswald, Leonard,
      Mentions Rev. Mr, George Hunter,
      Codicil: In case all my sons go Into the Holy Order or have no heirs then bequeath to children of brother Leonard and brother Richard Brooke.
      Tracts: Black Walnut Thicket" In Prince George's Co. Durham Freehold," part "Beach Neck," "St. Catherine" In Prince George's, Co.
      Exs. Uncle Henry Hill and brothers Leonard & Richard.
      Wit: Thomas Simmes, Richard Brooke, Robert Mundell,
      Codicil: To the poor of Portobacco Parish. 38.194
      === brother walter died after will date
      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 517.
      Reverend Ignatius Baker Brooke, Will, December 17, 1809; June 17, 1817
      I, Ignatius B. Brooke of New Town in Saint Mary's County being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To brother Reverend Mr. Leonard Brooke now in England such sums of money for his support and maintenance as may be adjudged necessary by and in the discretion of the Reverend Mr. Charles Neale of Mount Carmel in Charles County.
      To brother Doctor Walter Brooke, the whole of my estate both real personal and mixed.
      Executor: brother Doctor Walter Brooke
      Signed: December 17, 1809 Ig B. Brooke
      Wit: Mary Carbury, Ann Smith, Enoch J. Millard
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      1787-1789 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber HH 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 464. At the request of Oswald Brooke the following Deed was recorded October 9, 1788
      Indenture made September 4, 1788; Whereas Baker Brooke, of Charles County, Maryland, deceased father of brothers Walter Brooke, physician of St. Mary's County, Maryland and Oswald Brooke, physician of PGCo did by his last will and testament bearing date October 27, 1770 did bequeath them three tracts called "Saint Catharine", "Black Walnut Thickett" and "Content" originally granted for 650 acres to be equally divided between them. And whereas by a late survey in 1783 "Saint Catharine" contains 73 acres, "Black Walnut Thickett" contains 365 acres and "Content" contains 327 acres so the whole contains 765 acres when a mutual division was made between the brothers and Walter Brooke was to have "Content" with 66 ½ acres of "Black Walnut Thickett" joining the northside of "Content" and Oswald Brooke was to have "Saint Catherine" and the remainder of "Black Walnut Thickett" for his part and a division line was drawn from the 4th bound tree of "Black Walnut Thickett" and the 6th boundary of "Content". Now this indenture witnesseth that Walter Brooke in consideration of 688 pounds 12 shillings paid by Oswald Brooke has sold all that tract called "Content" lying in St. Paul's Parish between the main North Branch of Deep Creek and the Brick Church containing the remaining 327 acres together part of "Black Walnut Thickett" containing 66 ½ acres and adjoining the north side of "Content". Signed Walter Brooke in the presence of and acknowledged before Frank Leeke, Samuel Hepburn
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      1793-1794 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber JRM 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 53. At the request of Oswald Brooke & Walter Brooke the following Mortgage was recorded June 11, 1793
      Indenture made April 22, 1793; whereas Leonard Brooke of PGCo and Baker Brooke are indebted to Oswald Brooke of PGCo and Walter Brooke of St. Mary's County, Maryland in the quantity of 21,000 pounds of net crop tobacco and cask to be inspected at Nottingham Warehouse with legal interest from this date (which quantity of tobacco arises due and is to be received by agreement in consequence of a claim by Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke against Leonard Brooke, late of PGCo, deceased on which a suit was instituted in the General Court for the Western Shore against Henry Hill, Jr., executor of Leonard Brooke and removed therefrom to the Court of Chancery of this State) and all legal costs and Leonard Brooke is willing and desirous to secure the payment. Now this indenture witnesseth that Leonard Brooke in consideration of the premises and 5 shillings current money paid by Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke has assigned one moiety or half part of tract called "Brooke Wood" which was devised to him by Leonard Brooke, deceased; provided that if Leonard Brooke shall well and truly pay Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke ½ part of the aforesaid 21,000 pounds of net crop tobacco and cask with legal interest 1/4th on or before April 22, 1794; 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1795; 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1796; and the residue or 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1797, then these presents to be void. Signed Leonard Brooke in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, Robert Bowie
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      1793-1794 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber JRM 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 58. At the request of Oswald Brooke & Walter Brooke the following Mortgage was recorded June 11, 1793
      Indenture made April 22, 1793; Whereas Baker Brooke of PGCo and Leonard Brooke are indebted to Oswald Brooke of PGCo and Walter Brooke of St. Mary's County, Maryland in the quantity of 21,000 pounds of net crop tobacco and cask to be inspected at Nottingham Warehouse with legal interest from this date (which quantity of tobacco arises due and is to be received by agreement in consequence of a claim by Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke against Leonard Brooke, late of PGCo, deceased on which a suit was instituted in the General Court for the Western Shore against Henry Hill, Jr., executor of Leonard Brooke and removed therefrom to the Court of Chancery of this State) and all legal costs and Leonard Brooke is willing and desirous to secure the payment. Now this indenture witnesseth that Baker Brooke in consideration of the premises and 5 shillings current money paid by Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke has assigned one moiety or half part of tract called "Brooke Wood" which was devised to him by Leonard Brooke, deceased; provided that if Baker Brooke shall well and truly pay Oswald Brooke and Walter Brooke ½ part of the aforesaid 21,000 pounds of net crop tobacco and cask with legal interest 1/4th on or before April 22, 1794; 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1795; 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1796; and the residue or 1/4th part on or before April 22, 1797, then these presents to be void. Signed Baker Brooke in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, Robert Bowie

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