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

Robert Dade Knox

Male Abt 1776 - Aft 1816  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Robert Dade Knox  [1
    Born Abt 1776  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1816  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I102356  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Robert Knox,   b. Bef 1747, Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1782, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Mother Rose Townsend Dade,   b. Aug 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Apr 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Dent,   b. Abt 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elijah Knox,   b. Bef 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F25564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 72. Capt. Robert Knox's Will &
      I, Robert Knox of Maryland, do make this my Will.
      To my son John Knox - all that tract of land called Summer Dusk, in the state of Virginia, containing about 5000 acres. Also, all the Negroes, horses, cattle, & everything that may be on sd Summer Dusk plantation at my death, excepting what I may will to some of my other children. I also give John all the estate I have in Scotland.
      To my son Robert Dade Knox - all my lands in Maryland & all my Negroes & stock that I may have on sd lands at the time of my death, excepting what I may will to some of my other children,
      To my daughter Eliz Knox - all that tract of land called Beulah, in the state of Virginia, containing about 500 acres. Also the following Negroes & their increase: Luie, commonly called Short Luie, & her 3 children, Jean, Nann, & Rose. Also 2 horses, 4 cows & calves to be taken from Summer Dusk plantation. The horses, cows, & calves she is to have the choice of.
      To my daughter Jannet Knox - the tract of land (to be taken out of Summer Dusk tract} that lies on the upper side of a road commonly called Fields road. Also, the following Negroes and their increase; Moll and her 3 children. Jean, Jesse, & Armstead. Also 2 horses and 4 cows and calves, to be taken from Summer Dusk plantation- The horses, cows, & calves she is to have the choice of.
      To my wife Rose Townsend - whatever is customarily given to widows in the part of the world where my estate lies.
      I want all my just debts to be paid out of the profits of my whole estate before there is any division made of sd estate among my children. I also desire that the copartnership of Knox & Baillie may be settled & if any money is coming to my share, that it may go to the payment of my just debts. Also, I desire that my executors will get my share of my brother John's effects from my brother william, as I have never received anything, & there should be a considerable balance in my favor; whatever it is, I want it applied to pay my debts & if any balance is left, let it be equally divided among my wife and children,
      Executors: my wife, Colo Robert Hooe of Alexr, Andrew Baillie, Alexander Beall Masten, the survivor or survivors of them, to be my executors, I hope that they will see all manner of justice done my wife and children & that they would have my children well educated,
      signed Sep 21, 1781 - Robert Knox.
      Wit - G.R. Brown,
      Virlinda Masten, Andw Baillie, Will. Miller (Millar),

      I, Robert Knox of CC, though weak in body, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, I make this Codicil to my Will.
      Whereas my wife, Rose Townshend Knox is now with child, for which there is no provision made in my Will, I give to sd child 800 sterling, which sum will be raised in equal proportions out of the estates devised to my other children, as soon as my affairs are fully settled, and that sd 800 is immediately thereafter to be let out on bond with good security, & be paid to sd child when it shall come to age or marry. I appoint Mr. William Allason of Fauquier County, Virginia, to be one of my executors to this Codicil and also to my Will.
      Signed Feb 15, 1782 - Robert Knox. Wit - G.R, Brown, Andw Baillie, Virlinda Masten.
      Probated on Oct 30, 1782 by the oath of Rose Townsend Knox, widow of Robert Knox, late of CC, decd. Also proved by the oaths of witnesses Gustavus Richard Brown, Virlinda Masten, and Andrew Baillie.

      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 75. On Dec 3, 1782 came Rose Townshend Knox, the widow of Capt Robert Knox, late of CC, decd, and quitted her claim to the several bequests and devises made to her in the Will of her sd husband, and elected in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the decd's estate, both real and personal. Before - John Muschett, Reg. of wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 59.
      Elizabeth Mastin's Will.
      I, Eliza Mastin of CC, am in perfect health and of sound memory, but knowing the uncertainty of life on earth, in order to settle my worldly estate, do make my Will as follows -
      To my daughter Rose Townshend Knox - during her natural life, all that tract of land called Woodberrys hope, and after her death, to her daughter Ann Townshend Knox; if she dies without heirs of her body, the 1st tract of land shall go to Robt Dade Knox. I also give my daughter Rose a Negro man, James Carpenter. Also a Negro Man, Abraham.
      To my granddaughter Ann Townshend Knox - a Negro woman, Dege, and a Negro boy, John, & a Negro woman, Jane; if Ann Townshend Knox dies without heirs of her body, ad Negroes shall go to Robt Dade Knox.
      To Robt Dade Knox - a Negro boy, Moses, and a Negro woman named Hannah; if he dies without heirs of his body, the Negroes shall go to Ann T. Knox.
      To my daughter Mary Mastin - a tract of land called Delahaes chance, with the dwelling house. Also a tract of land called Minges Chance. Also all the Negroes I am possessed of except already devised to my other daughter. Also 1 doz silver spoons & 1 silver soup spoon.
      To Rose T. Knox & Mary Mastin - the chattels and house furniture, to be equally divided between them. executrix: my daughter Mary Mastin.
      Signed Jan 31, 1785 - Elizabeth Mastin.
      Wit - Will Harrison, Dorothy H Harrison, Anne (X her mark) Packer (Packer).
      I do give Robt Dade Knox a horse named Dimond and a large cheese bowl, I also give to my granddaughters, each of them, a mourning ring, & my daughter Rose, a mourning ring.
      Probated on May 28, 1785 by the executrix. Then came Col. William Harrison and Dorothy Harrison, two of the witnesses, and made oath that they saw the testatrix sign & seal the will.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 517. At the request of Samuel Chapman the following Deed was recorded February 10, 1817
      Indenture made November 22, 1816; John M. Hanson and Robert D. Knox in consideration of $5000 current money of the United States paid by Samuel Chapman has sold several parts of tracts lying in Durham Parish called; "Wheeler's Palm" containing 140 acres 33 perches; "Osborn's Hazard" containing 105 acres and 11 perches; "Wentworth's Rest" containing 102 acres 3 rods and 33 perches; "Hudson's Adventure" containing 10 acres 1 rod and 23 perches; "Tanner's Discovery" containing 80 acres 3 rods; "St. Barbara's Manor" containing 196 acres; "St. Thomas" containing 58 acres 3 rods and 18 perches; "Hudson's Conclusion" containing 98 acres 2 rods and 17 perches; also. Parcels of vacant land contiguous to some of the aforesaid tracts containing 33 acres and 7 perches. Signed John M. Hanson, Robert D. Knox in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Ogden, Horatio Clagett
      November 22, 1816; Elizabeth Knox wife of Robert D. Knox relinquished her right of dower
      Whereas I William Morris by deed bearing date October 23, 1811 did release and convey unto William in. Hanson certain lands on trust and for certain purposes and whereas it was declared and understood that John M. Hanson should have full power and authority to sell and convey the lands mentioned in the said deed with the said of me I do therefore by the said to the sale being made as contemplated in the within instrument of writing. Signed William Morris in the presence of Horatio Clagett, Samuel Ogden on November 22, 1816

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    1. [S044884] Newman-Maryland Dents.

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