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

Oswald Brooke

Male Abt 1763 - 1800  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Oswald Brooke 
    Born Abt 1763  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1800  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I101870  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 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

    Family Rachel Hoxton,   b. Abt 1767,   d. Aft 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1783  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Baker Brooke,   b. Abt 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1823, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Rachel Hoxton Brooke,   b. Bef 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)  [natural]
     3. Leonard Oswald Brooke,   b. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jane Eloisa Brooke,   b. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F14010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 443 OSWALD BROOKE, physician I 1/20/ 799 10/21/1800
      "being Sick in. body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Walter Baker Brooke --son
      Leonard Oswald Brooke --son
      -to have the remainder of testator's lands of '`Black Walnut Thicket" and "Content" to be divided equally between them
      -Leonard to have Negro girl -Bridget" and Walter to have Negro girl " Elizabeth" both being children of "Peg"
      2. Rachel Hatton {mm: Hoxton} Brooke --daughter
      Jane Eloisa Brooke --daughter
      -remainder of the personal estate to be divided between them and also to have the right "of abode and dwelling in the respective dwelling houses of my two Sons' lor their single lives
      3. Walter Brooke --brother
      -should all of testator' children die before coming of age. then to have the entire estate
      4. Rachel Brooke --wife
      -named executrix of the will and instructed to sell testator's land on which Ccorge Walls now lives for the payment of testator's debts.
      Witnesses; Baker Brooke
      Walter T. Greenfield
      Eleanor Brooke (mark)
      Then came: Walter Trueman Greenfield
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
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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
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1787-1789; 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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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 12. At the request of Oswald Brooke the following Deed was recorded September 6, 1791
      Indenture made March 9, 1791; whereas Oswald Brooke to satisfy a judgment obtained in PGCo court at April Term 1789 against James H. Waring did sue forth a writ of fieri facias returnable to June Term 1789 directed to Edward Lloyd Wailes, sheriff commanding him to levy the quantity of 900 pounds of tobacco of new inspection with interest from March 22, 1785 as the quantity of 239 pounds of tobacco cost of suit; and the sheriff by virtue of the writ did attach 30 acres of land being part of a tract called "Terra Excultabilis Enlarged" which land was devised by the will of Francis Waring to his son James H. Waring. And the sheriff certified to the court at June term 1789 that he had levied the property but could not sell it for want of buyers and whereas Oswald Brooke did sue forth a writ of Venditioni Exponas returnable to September Term 1789 and the sheriff exposed to sell the property at which Oswald Brooke became the purchaser for the sums of 1218 pounds of crop tobacco and 3 pounds 8 shillings and 7 pence half penny current money. Now this indenture witness that Edward Lloyd Wailes in consideration of the premises and the sum of money has sold to Oswald Brooke the aforementioned tract "Terra Excultabilis Enlarged" containing 30 acres and beginning at "Black Walnut Thickett" and bounded by "St. Catherine". Signed Edward Lloyd Wailes, sheriff in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, John Smith Brookes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; 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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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; 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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