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

Benjamin Brashears

Male 1666 - 1742  (75 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Brashears 
    Birth 11 Sep 1666  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 23 Jun 1742  Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10663  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Robert Brashears,   b. 1646, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 May 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Fowke,   b. Abt 1650   d. Bef 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1666  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jones,   b. Abt 1668, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Marriage 1689  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Brashears,   b. 11 Sep 1690, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jan 1726, Queen Anne's Town, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Anne Brashears,   b. 4 Jan 1692, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Brashears,   b. 16 Nov 1695, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     4. Benjamin Brashears,   b. 23 May 1698, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Mar 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Elizabeth Brashears,   b. 30 Mar 1701, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Feb 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. John Brashears,   b. 19 Feb 1702, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Oct 1774, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. William Brashears,   b. 15 Mar 1707, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1781, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. Eleanor Brashears,   b. 3 Jan 1710, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F7389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Mr. Benjamin Brashairs 27.22 Page £284.4.9 Jun 23 1742
      (also Benjamin Brashaires)
      Appraisers: Thomas Harwood, Benjamin Bell.
      Creditors: Ninian Willett, William Beall.
      Next of kin: Benjamin Brashair, John Brashair.
      Administrators: John Brashairs, Jr., Samuel Brashairs, Sr.
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      William Marshall 10.210 I CA £21.12.0 Jan 29 1688
      The amount of the inventory also included #4507.
      Appraisers: John Sunderland, George Cole.
      List of debts: Thomas King, William Johnson, Oliver Richards, Benjamin Brusher, Thomas Stephens, Christopher Ellis.
      Administrator: Mr. Thomas Tench (gentleman) of Anne Arundel County.
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      Jones, William, Calvert Co., 26th Apr., 1702 ; 12th Aug., 1702.
      Wife Dorothy, extx. and sole legatee of estate, plantation having been sold to son-in-law Benjamin Brashiers.
      Test: Thos. Harvey, Isaac Bredel, Nath'l Smith. 11. 228.
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      Robert Brasahear, Sr. 33B.80 I Page £1.14.6 {1712}
      Appraisers: Edward Holmes, Rupert Butler.
      Approvers: Benjamin Brasseir.
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      Mills, John, Prince George's County, 21st Oct., 1717; 25th Jan., 1717.
      To son William, ex., and hrs., 50 A., being upper pt. of tract bou. of John Tait., and 40 A. bou. of Richard Edwards. son Robert and hrs., lower 50 A. of tract bou. of John Tait and personalty; to be free at decease of testator.
      To son Richard, personalty.
      To son John, 5s.
      To daus. Ellinor, Seliner and Mary Travis, granddau. Elizabeth Travis and grandsons Jonn and William Mills Travis, personalty.
      Residue of personal estate to wife and child. equally, excepting son John.
      Test: Benjamin Brassoure, Thos. Willson., Jr., Thos. Brassure, Nathaniel Wickham, Sr., Chas. Hyatt, Sam. Bresshear, Sr. 14. 664,
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      Brasshear, Thomas, innholder, Queen Anne's Town, Prince George's County, 26th Nov., 1725; 24th Jan., 1726.
      To wife Anne, extx... dwelling plantation during life; at her decease, to bros. Benjamin and John and their hrs.; also personal estate during life; at her decease certain items to father Benjamin Brasshear and bros. John and William; sister Mary, Samuel and William, sons of Samuel Brasshear and sister Eleanor; certain items to be equally divided among rest of sisters and to bros. (unnamed) and children of Samuel Brasshear, Jr,
      to bro. Samuel and John, son of Samuel Brasshear, personalty.
      to rest of bros. and sisters (unnamed), residue of estate.
      Test: Anne Brasshear, David Hennis., Rupert Butler. 18, 450.
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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Deed, 29 January 1700
      From: WILLIAM JONES of P. G. County, collar maker
      To: BEN. BRASSHEERS of P. G. County, planter
      Price: 130 pounds sterling
      Property: All the 170 acre tract called "Cuckholds Delight" in P. G. Co. on the north branch of Patuxent River, bounding on FENDALL'S land, "Dunkell," and"Moores Plaines."
      Signature: WILLIAM JONES (mark)
      Wit.: WM. HOLLYDAY, SAMUELL BRASHEAR
      Ackn'd: WILLIAM JONES and wife DORATHY, 4 February 1700.
      Recorded: 17 February 1701, Vol. A, Page 415
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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Deed, 14 March 1701
      From: BENJAMIN BRASHEAR of P. G. County, planter
      To: SAMUELL BRASSHEER of P. G. County, planter Price: 65 pounds sterling
      Property: A 78 acre part of "Cuckholds Delight" in P. G. County, bounding on FENDELL'S land.
      Signature: BENJAMIN BRASHEAR
      Wit.: CLEM'T HILL, JR., WM. LEE
      Ackn'd: BENJAMIN BRASHEER and wife MARY, 14 March 1701.
      Recorded: 29 June 1702, Vol. A, Page 445
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      1726-1730 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber M, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 436 - 438
      Petition of Marsham Waring to the Justices:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Ralph Crabb, Henry Wright, Robert Tyler and Thomas Harwood, Gent; regarding boundaries of Mount Pleasant who petitioned the court 4th Tues. in Aug last; 22 May 1729; depositions following:
      20 Jun 1729; Deposition of Samuel Breshears, age ca 56; mentions 30 years ago Ninian Beale, Thomas Tasker, deponent's father Robert Breshears
      20 Jun 1729; Deposition of Edward Holmes, age ca 73; mentions his neighbor Sam. Brashears 12-14 years ago
      20 Jun 1729; Deposition of Benjamin Breshears, Sr., age ca 66; mentions Col. Ninian Beale 40 years ago
      20 Jun 1729; Deposition of Clement Hill, age ca 59; mentions 6-7 years age his neighbor Samuel Brashear
      Enrolled 26 Jun 1729
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      Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 542
      Enrolled at request of Samuel Breshears, Sr. 5 Mar 1729:
      Benjamin Brashear, Sr., Benjamin Brashear, Jr. confirm to Samuel Brashear, carpenter; a 9 1/2 acre parcel of Cuckold's Delight; to compensate for 16 acres of former sale from Benjamin which taken away by elder survey called Swanson's Lot; /s/ Benjamin Brashear, Sr., Benjamin Brashear, Jr.; wit. Edw. Sprigg, Day. Craufurd; ack. by Benjamin Brashear, Jr. and Sr. Prince George's
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      Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 542
      Enrolled at request of Benjamin Brashear, Sr- 5 Mar 1729:
      Indenture, 14 Feb 1729; Between Charles Butler (sic), planter, and Samuel Brashears, carpenter; for £5; a tract being part of land formerly taken up by Thomas Letchworth beginning in the SW corner of Fendall's land called Fendall's Spring; bounded by land of John Tate and Wilson's land; containing 40 acres; /s/ Charles Boteler; wit. Edw. Sprigg, Day. Craufurd; ack. 14 Feb 1729 by Charles Butler and Sophie his wife
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      1730-1733 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Q, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 154
      Special petition of Clement Hill, Sr., Gent. 4th Tues Jun last: From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Edward Sprigg, Jeremiah Belt,
      Benjamin Berry and Thomas Williams, Gent.; regarding the
      boundaries of Baltimore; depositions follow:
      Deposition of Edward Willson, age ca 38; mentions north east branch of Western Branch of the Patuxent; also mentions 15-16 years ago Morris Miles, Benja. Breshears & Col. Ninian Beall; also Benjamin Berry & Luke Barnett; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of Morris Miles, age ca 50; essentially same as above; also mentions Robert Tyler and His Lordship's Manor; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of Nathaniel Wickham, Sr., age ca 71; essentially same as above and mentions St. Andrew's; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of Benja. Breshears, Sr., age ca 64; essentially same as above; 22 Sep 1730; mentions Mr. Tasker's; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of Luke Barnard, age ca 44; essentially same as above; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of John Oliver, age ca 50; essentially same as above; 22 Sep 1730
      Deposition of William Tannihill, age ca 70; mentions Beaverdam Branch of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac; also Col. Ninian Beall, John Pottenger and Walter Evans; also Cabin Branch; 27 Aug 1730
      Deposition of Walter Evans, age ca 85; essentially same as Wm. Tannihill; 17 Aug 1730
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      1730-1733 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Q, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 595
      Enrolled at request of Benjamin Breshears, Jr., deposition, 3 Feb 1732:
      Joseph Belt gave oath he saw Benjamin Breashears, Sr. and Mary his wife sign deed 3 Feb 1732; Day. Craufurd; vide Liber I, folio 524, 525
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      Land Records of Ponce George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 362
      Special Petition of Samuel Smith of Anne Arundel Co.; 5 Dec 1734; regarding bounds of Smith's Purchase; depositions: Benjamin Brashier, age ca 73; mentions Col. Beall
      Robert Brasheir, age ca 48
      Benjamin Belt, age ca 50; mentions Anthony Smith's land, Clement Hill and Dunked
      Joseph Brown, age ca 73
      Repeat depositions of above mention Archibald Edmondson, Thomas Stockett, Richard Warrin, Thomas Stafford
      Benjamin Brasheirs, Jr., age ca 37
      Joseph Belt, s/o Benjamin Belt, age ca 18
      Enrolled 23 Mar 1735

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