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

Robert Townshend Hooe

Male 1743 - 1809  (65 years)


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  • Name Robert Townshend Hooe 
    Born 3 Oct 1743  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 1809  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10998  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2022 

    Father Rice Hooe,   b. Abt 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1748, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Tabitha Harrison,   b. Abt 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1758, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 8 Nov 1737  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HOOE, Robert Townshend., departed this life at Alexandria, on Thurs. evening, 16th inst., in his 66th year, At an early period of his life,, he was selected as a member of the Maryland Convention, In 1776 he received from the Convention the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel in the 12th Battalion. (March 29, 1809)
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      HOOE, SARAH, Charles Co. 25 Dec, 1768 8 May 1769
      Ex: Bro. Robert Towshend Hooe.
      Wit: Elizabeth Mastin, Eliz. H. Dade, Robert Mastin 37, 119
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      Elisabeth Dade 6.28 D CH £278.6.2 Apr 19 1771
      Sureties: Robert Hooe, Frederick Stone.
      Distribution to (equally): mother (unnamed), 5 siblings: Rose Townsend, Robert
      Goodrick Mastin, Virlinda Mastin, Mary Mastin, Robert Mastin.
      Administratrix (surviving): Elisabeth Mastin.
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      Joseph Harrison Hoe 74.64 CH £392.4.5 Mar 30 1761 May 20 1761
      Appraisers: James Allnutt, Avery Dyer.
      Creditors: Daniel Denifer attorney for John Mitchell, Daniel Jenifer attorney for R. Christie Esq
      Next of kin: Richard Harrison, Virlin Harrison Hooe.
      Administrator: Robert Townsend Hooe.
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      Robert Mastin 6.303 D CH £678,2.2 Aug 4 1774
      Sureties: Robert Town(send) Ho(o)e, Robert Knox,
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3), Residue to 4 children (unnamed, equally).
      Administratrix: Mrs, Elisabeth mastin,
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      Samuel, Turner 4.144 D CH £1037.14.0 Oct 2 1765
      Sureties: Robert Hooe, Alexander McPherson.
      Distribution to; Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to children (equally): Zephaniah,
      Hezekiah, Dorcas, Deborah, Martha, Anna, Mary, John Beal.
      Executor: Mr. Zephaniah Turner.
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      John Hamill 94.282 CH £181.5.10 Jun 19 1767
      Appraisers: John Wood, John Wilder.
      Creditors: Robert Townshend Hoe for John Mitchell, Daniel Junifer.
      Next of kin: John Chandler, Stephen Chandler.
      Executors: Henry (Hugh) Hamill, William Chandler Hamill.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ch.html
      URL title: Charles County (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      Note:
      Maryland State Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Charles County
      MSA S 1437
      Robert Hooe, of Virginia. 556 1/4 acres. CH 7th District, General Page 6. MSA S 1161-5-4 1/4/5/48
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000012/html/am12--67.html
      URL title: Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776Volume 12, Page 67
      Note:
      of the Council of Safety, 1776. 67

      You will also send orders. Major Wilkinson commands in Calvert until Colo Marshall's return.
      July 17th 1776. Gent. Your mo: obedt Servts
      Alex. Somerville.

      [Hooe to Council.]

      Chingateague July 17th 1776. {mm - Worchester Co. VA - Eastern Shore}
      Gent.
      On my way to this place I heard two of our Flour Vessels at Annimessick. I called to know their situation and found there was no chance of escaping the enemy if they attempted to get into Pocomoke. Under these circumstances there appeared no better method of getting the Flour here than by carting it from Annimessick to Pocomoke, bringing it in a Craft some distance up the River, landing it again and carting it over the Inlet. For this purpose I directly engaged Carts on both sides of the river, and a Craft in Pocomoke, but to this moment I have rec'd no more than 78 barrels. The Battn I am told will be here on Monday, but from what I have experienced I did not expect it so soon. Mr Crockett informs me 3 Vessels more had come off with Flour. I have enquired but can get no tidings of them. However I still hope they are
      safe in some Harbor, but shall not count upon them for part of this Cargoe. When I shall be able to dispatch the Brigantine I cannot say, this being the most uncertain and difficult Place to do Business in that ever I experienced. There is no Corn but such as lyes much scatter'd, at great distances, in small quantitys and at extravagant prices. Tobo I find very scarce and lying in much the same manner; indeed any that 1 have yet seen is ordinary, and they ask 20 & 257 Virginia money for it. But this Article must be our dependance and I shall as expeditiously as possible ship as much of the best, I can find as will, with the Flour, put the Brig in a light load and send her off. As to the schooner John, I decline loading her for acct of the Province and as soon as I can have the pleasure of waiting on the Council of Safety, I will give them satisfactory reasons why it ought not to be done. The musketts, powder, Sulphur & swivels still lay in a very dangerous situation, in an old shattered house. I therefore thought it prudent to send an express to the Worcester Committee to hire Carts to get it away and they accordingly have got all the Articles to Snow Hill, except a few Barrels of Sulphur that removed tomorrow. I have the Honor to be, With the greatest respect, Your Honours Most hble Servant R. Hooe
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      From "Charles Co Gentry" Newman: "The will of Robert Townsend Hooe, late of Alexandria, Virginia, but formerly of Charles County, Maryland, one of the executors of the estate of Capt Robert Knox, died without issue and after several bequests he devised the residue of his estate which included extensive tracts of land to his cousin Richard H. Harrison "late partner in trade" and upon his death the devise was to revert to the children of the said Richard except Joseph W. Harrison. Walter H. Harrison and "Elizabeth Knox alias Dent lately intermarried with George Dent". The will was dated Jan. 21, 1796 but was not proved until July 10, 1811"

      "The estate of John Knox, late husband to Elizabeth (Harrison) Knox-Dent, was distributed in Fauquier Co, Virginia-"
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills, 1780-1791, page 86
      Page 60. Capt. Joseph H. Harrison's Will. [Faded parts]
      I, Joseph Hanson Harrison, of CC, am of sound mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts paid.
      To my daughter Dorothy - all my real estate.
      To my daughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 walnut coaufat [?] and 1 large gilt looking glass [both now at George Hutcheson's], during her natural life, and after her death to my grandson William Hutcheson.
      To my son Joseph White Harrison - 1 desk which was my father's, and is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my granddaughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 small walnut table.
      To my granddaughter Jean Hutcheson - 1small oval table, which is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my son Richard Harrison - a young Negro man named George; also my silver watch [now in the hands of one Short at Alverson executrix to Cerrefrisond]
      To my sister Elizabeth Mastin - 2 blue _ C_ [now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my niece Mary Mastin - 1 small looking glass with a gilt frame, now at my sister Elizabeth's.
      To my daughter Dorothy - the rest of my estate. I want Dorothy to treat Negro Poll with great tenderness, and that she give a deed of freedom to sd Negro Poll, within the next 5 years.
      Executor: my worthy nephew, friend & benefactor, Colo Robert Townshend Hooe, of the Town of Alexandria.
      Signed Oct 8, 1784 - Jo. H. Harrison. Wit - Rose Townshend
      Knox, Richard B. Meek, Will. Harrison.
      Probated May 28, 1785 by Col. William Harrison, one of the witnesses. The executor renounced the executorship. Signed
      at Alexandria Dec 16, 1784 - R. Hooe.
      On May 28, 1785, Letters of Administration were granted to Dorothy Harrison; her securities were Col. Wm. Harrison & Mary Mastin.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 226, Col. William Harrison - Will & Codicils.
      I, William Harrison of CC, but at present in Virginia in the Town of Alexandria, am of sound & disposing mind & memory.
      To my son William Dent Harrison - all my real estate.
      To my daughters Ann Warren Harrison and Rebecca Harrison - to each, 500 £current money, besides what is hereafter given her, which sum is to be put out at interest by my executors & paid unto my sd daughter when she arrives at the age of 18 years or day of marriage. The interest arising is to be made use of for her education & maintenance,
      To my wife Ann Harrison - one third of my real estate during her life, and one third of the rest of my personal estate.
      To my son William and to my daughters, Ann Warren Harrison and Rebecca Harrison - the rest of my personal estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my brother Robert Hanson Harrison, & my friend Warren Dent. I also want my executors afd to care for education & virtuous bringing up of my 3 children afd. Signed Mar 15, 1786 - Will. Harrison, Wit - R,T, Hooe, Ri.cd W, Ashton, L. Washington Jr.
      Probated Nov 28, 1789 by Richard Watts Ashton (of King George County, Virginia, formerly of the City of Alexandria), one of the witnesses, and that the testator, when he signed the will was of sound mind, and that he, with Robert Townshend Hooe (of the City of Alexandria in Virginia) & Lun Washington Jr (of Fairfax County, Virginia), the other two witnesses, signed their names to the will.
      CC. Nov 28, 1794. Then came Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, executors of the will of Col. William Harrison, late of CC, decd, & severally made oath that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true & whole will,
      CC. Dec 8, 1789. Then came Lund Washington Jr (of Fairfax County, Virginia), one of the witnesses, and made oath that he saw the testator sign and seal the will.
      First Codicil - Whereas I, William Harrison of CC, have made and executed my will dated Mar 15, 1786, and since then, my daughter Grace has been born. I want her to have part of my estate. 1 therefore make this, my codicil.
      To my daughter Grace - all the negroes & their increase, which belonged to my wife Ann, her mother, at the time of our marriage, including also those which she is entitled to of the estate of her decd sister, Mary C. Jordan.
      To my wife Ann - any riding carriage & pair of horses.
      To my niece Virlinda Harrison - 100 £current money, the interest of which to be paid her annually & the principal (at the age of 21 or day of marriage).
      Executors: my brother Robert Hanson Harrison and my friend Warren Dent.
      Signed Jul 8, 1788 - Will. Harrison. Wit - Geo. Dent, Nichs Peers, Jos. W. Harrison.
      Probated Feb 28, 1789 by Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, the executors, and by the oaths of witnesses George Dent, Nicholas Peers, & Joseph White Harrison.
      Second Codicil - Whereas I, William Harrison of CC, have made and executed my will dated Mar 15, 1786, and also afterwards made a codicil thereto, dated Jul 8, 1788, I now devise that whereas my wife Ann has since then become pregnant or big with child, & there being no provision made for sd child when horn, now I give sd child, if a son, the following tracts of land, to wit, one tract of land called Amsterdam, one other tract of land called Britts adventure, & part of one other tract of land called Verlinda, in fee simple. But if sd child before he turns 21 years old & without lawful issue, then the afd lands to my son William Dent Harrison, in fee simple. But if the child is a daughter, then I give her the following Negroes, to wit, Tom & Chandler (they being the 2 Negro boys which I received of the estate of Mary Jordan, in right of my wife) & Jude & Moll (daughters of a Negro woman called Lame Betty) & their increase, and also 200 £current money, which 200 £to be deducted from the legacies given to my 2 daughters, Ann Warren & Rebecca, by my Will. I want the 200 £to be placed out at interest by my executors, and paid to her, together with the interest, when she turns age 16 years or day of marriage; or, at their discretion, my executors may apply the interest towards educating & maintaining sd daughter. If this child is stillborn or dies without leaving issue, then I direct that every devise in the 2nd codicil, will be null and void.
      Executors: my brother, Robert Hanson Harrison, and my friend Warren Dent.
      Signed Jun 24, 1789 - Will Harrison. Wit - Geo, Dent, Judith Chase, Judith C. Dowie.
      Probated on Nov 28, 1789 by Col. Robert Hanson Harrison & Warren Dent, executors, and by the oaths of witnesses George Dent, Judith Chase, & Judith Chace Hutchison (formerly Judith Chace Dowie).
      On Nov 28, 1789, Letters Testamentary were granted to Robert Hanson Harrison & warren Dent; their securities were Walter Hanson Harrison & George Dent.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 397. Indenture, Dec 1, 1759. Robert Townsend Hooe has, of his own free will, and with the consent of his brother, Joseph H. Hooe, apprenticed himself to Daniel Jenifer of CC, to be taught the mercantile business, which sd Jenifer now uses, with him to dwell and serve him from today until Dec 1, 1763. Signed - Dan Jenifer, Rob Tu Hooe. Wit - Dan of St Thos Jenifer, Sd Joseph H. Hooe hereby obliges himself in the penal sum of 20 £sterling that sd Robert Tounshend shall serve his full term. Recorded Feb 9, 1760
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 494. Jun 18, 1764 from Joseph Hanson Harrison of CC, to Robert Townshend Hooe of CC, for 80 £, a tract of land called The Land of Canaan, (which was formerly laid out for James Raly for 50 acres by the name of Cavin, but as sd Rayly died possessed thereof without heir and intestate, the same became escheat, and on petition of Joseph Hanson Harrison for a warrant of resurvey, it was granted on Mar 4, 1756, with the liberty of adding the contiguous vacancy, which, as appears by the certificate of survey thereof, was 50 acres, which, being added to the original, makes 100 acres, as by patent dated Sep 29, 1761 more fully appears), lying in CC, bounded by Thompkinsons Purchase, the line of a parcel of land called the Freehold, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Jo: H; Warrison. Wit Thos Stone*, Walter Hanson*, This deed was acknowledged by Joseph Hanson Harrison, and Mary, his wife. Recorded Jun 23, 1764
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 324. Dec 9, 1767 from Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer of the City of Annapolis, Gentleman, to Robert Townshend Hooe, Frederick Stone, Zephaniah Turner, & David Walker of CC, for 90 £, a lot in Portobacco or Charles Town, being on the east side of the road running through sd town and whereon a storehouse now stands, being occupied by sd Jenifer. To have and to hold in common and not as joint tenants. Signed - Dan of St Thos Jenifer. Wit - George Stewart (a judge of Provincial Court), Alexander McDonald. Recorded Jan 25, 1768
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 448. At the request of Robert Townsend Hooe the following Deed was recorded January 2, 1772
      Indenture made August 29, 1771; Henry Rozer, Daniel Carroll and Notley Young, Gentleman, trustees of Charles Carroll, Esq. for the purpose of erecting a Town called Carrollsburgh on Potomack River in consideration of 6 pounds sterling money paid by Robert Townsend Howe has sold "Lot Number 206" which he drew in a lottery. Signed H. Rozer, Daniel Carroll, Notley Young in the presence of William Sydebothom, Christopher Richmond and acknowledged before John Hepburn
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 156_ may 14, 1771 from Zephaniah Turner and David Walker of CC, to Robert Townshend Hooe and Frederick Stone of CC_ On Dec 9, 1767, Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer of the City of Annapolis, Gentleman, by deed, conveyed to sd Hooe, stone, Turner, and walker, as tenants in common, a lot in Portobacco or Charles Town, and being on the east side of the road running through sd Town and whereon a storehouse then stood, occupied by sd Jenifer. Now sd Turner and Walker, for 69 £and for divers other good causes, have sold to sd Hooe and Stone, as tenants in common, the lot afd, now occupied by sd Hooe and Stone. Signed - Zeph: Turner, David Walker. Wit - Danl Jenifer*, 3as Craik*. Mary Turner, wife to the sd Zephaniah, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 15, 1771.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 168. Jun 11, 1771 from Robert Townshend Hooe and Frederick Stone of CC, merchants, to Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer of the City of Annapolis, Esq, for 79 £, one undivided third part of all that lot in Charles Town commonly called Portobacco in CC, and an the east side of the road that runs north and south through sd town, now occupied by ad Hooe and Stone, together with an undivided third part of all the houses, cellars, outhouses, palings, profits, and appurtenances on the same lot being. To havc and to hold, as tenants in common. Signed - Robt Hooe, Fred. Stone. Wit - Danl Jenifer*, Jas Craik*. Recorded Jun 15, 1771.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 169.
      May 22, 1771 from Jane Muncaster Smith of Virginia, to Robert Townshend Hooe of CC, for 46 £a tract of land in CC called Smiths purchase, bounded by a tract of land formerly belonging to Mr. Thomas Wright, containing about 83 acres. Excepted are the parts that were devised by the will of my grandfather, William Smith, to my uncle, John Smith, and also such part as is taken away by an elder survey called Antwerp, now in the possession of Colo Richard Harrison, both together containing and taking from the 83 acres afd, 39 acres. Signed - Jane Muncaster (X her mark) Smith. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Jno Dent*, Recorded Jun 18, 1771
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 516. Instrument of Writing. I, Joseph Hanson Harrison of Durham Parish in CC, for 214 £15 shillings to me paid by Robert Townshend Hooe of Portobacco in CC, merchant, and Robert Hanson Harrison of the Town of Alexandria in Virginia, Attorney at Law, I sell to sd Robert Townshend Hooe and Robert Hanson Harrison, the following 5 slaves,
      viz, Pompey, a Negro man, Fender, a Negro woman, aged about 31 years, Milly, a Negro girl aged about 10 years, Henny, a Negro girl about age 8, and Flora, age 6, all children of Fender. Signed Feb 7, 1774 - Joseph Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*.
      CC. We, Robert Townshend Hooe & Robert Hanson Harrison, hereby declare that we hold the within mentioned slaves in trust for the sole use of Mrs. Mary Harrison, wife of Joseph Hanson Harrison, during her life, and after her death, to be divided among with any increase they may have between her 2 daughters, Mary and Dorathy Harrison, in case they shall be there living, or to be delivered to the survivor of them if one shall be dead without issue, but if the decd one shall leave issue then living, then to be divided between such surviving daughter the issue of the decd one, we having purchased the slaves afd with money paid to us for the benefit of sd Mary Harrison & her 2 daughters afd. Signed - Robert Townshend Hooe, Robert Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*. Recorded Feb 12, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 3. Bill of Sale. I, Richard Fowke of Stafford County, Virginia, have sold to Jenifer & Hooe of CC, 1 Negro fellow named Solomon, for 70 £, being part of a just debt due from me to sd Jenifer & to --- on bond. I have, in the presence of Mr. Henry Davis and Thomas Keibert, delivered the afd Negro for the use afd, to Robert Townshend Hooe's, acting partner for the afd Jenifer & Hooe. Signed Jun 10, 1775 - Richard Fowke. Wit - none. Recorded Jun 30, 1775.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 599. Power of attorney. Whereas the commercial concerns of Robert Townshend Hooe of Virginia, Richard Harrison of the City of Cadiz, in Spain, and Joseph White Harrison of Virginia, late partners in trade, was dissolved last Oct 17, and as on settlement of the original stock and profits of the partners afd, whose business was known by the name Hooe & Harrison, it is found that a considerable sum of money will justly fall to the share of the afd Joseph White Harrison from the late Concern afd, whose subject and effects is in the hands of Robert Townshend Hooe and Richard Harrison, partners at present under the name Hooe Harrison, and as the subject of the late Concern afd was made up of outstanding debts and other effects, and sd Hooe, acting partner in the late concern of Hooe Harrison and in the present concern of Hooe & Harrison, has thought it proper, in order to do sd Joseph White Harrison ample and speedy justice, to set apart and make over to the sd Joseph, among other effects, several debts due to the concern of Hooe & Harrison. Therefore, be it known that I, Robert Townshend Hooe, for myself and my partner, Richard Harrison afd, do assign to the afd Joseph White Harrison the respective sums of money due the late concern of Hooe Harrison in the hands of the following persons, to wit, James Taylor, Thomas Reeder, Alexander Knox, William Urquhart, Alexander H. Magruder, Ignatius Ryan, Leatch Ireland, Walter Pye, Gerard Causin, Benjamin Spiker, Peter Carbury, William Lauder, Henry Barnes, John Heard, William Jones, John Clements, Reubin Dye, Levi Thomas, Joseph Speake, Josiah Gordon, John Addison, Richard Thompson, William Barnhouse & Garland Callis, all of Maryland, Henry Fitzhugh, William Cook, George Johnston, Samuel Poling, Edmund Carnes, Daniel Black, Charles Gallihue, Spotswood Grimes and Churchhill, Burwell & Savage, Nicholas Fleece, John Robertson, Robert Boggess, John Herndon, Charles Lee, John Hall, Samuel Love, and Joseph Caverly, all of Virginia, Charles Willing of Barbados, Henry Lloyd of the Town of Boston, and Mayne & Company of Lisbon in Portugal. And to the intent that sd Joseph White Harrison may have it in his power to compel payments where unreasonable delays or unjust evasions are made, I hereby give him, for the express purpose of recovering the sums due from the afd persons and no other, the following letter of attorney, viz - I, Robert Townshend Hooe, acting partner in the late Concerns of Hooe & Harrisons at Port Tobacco and at Alexandria, Virginia, and at present acting partner in the Concerns of Hooe & Harrisons at Port Tobacco and at Alexandria, Virginia, merchant, appoint Joseph White Harrison my true and faithful attorney and the true and faithful attorney of Richard Harrison afd, for me and for him, but to sd Joseph's own use, to recover of all of the debtors before herein mentioned, the sums they owe on the Books of Hooe Harrisons afd, by bond, penal bill, note of hand, open account, protested bills of exchange, accepted orders, or otherwise. Signed Mar 4, 1782 - R. Hooe for himself and his partner, Richard Harrison, at present in Cadiz. Wit - Wm Lyles Jr, John Sanders, Joseph Robinson, Thomas Wilkinson.
      At a Court held for Fairfax County on Mar 19, 1782, Robert Townshend Hooe, for himself and his partner, Richard Harrison, acknowledged this power of attorney. Recorded Aug 13, 1782.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 311. Deed, Power of Attorney, Probates, and acknowledgment. Apr 17, 1794 from Robert Townshend Hooe of the Town of Alexandria, VA, and Richard Harrison and Anne, his wife, of the City of Philadelphia, to Humphrey Barnes of Charles Town in CC, for $1000, lot #37 in Charles Town (commonly called Port Tobacco). Signed - RTHooe, R Harrison, Ann Harrison, Wit - John Muncaster, P Marsteller, and Robert Mease as to RTH; Garrett Cottringer, James Patton, and George W. Craik as to Rh & AH.
      We, Robert Townshend Hooe of Alexandria, VA, and Richard Harrison of the City of Philadelphia, have appointed our friends, Daniel Jenifer, John Beale Turner, and Robert Fergusson of Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, one or more of them, to be our lawful attorney, to acknowledge a deed made between ad Hooe and Richard Harrison and Anne, his wife, of the one part, and Humphrey Barnes of the other part, dated Apr 17, 1794. Signed Apr 18, 1794 - RTHooe, R Harrison. Wit - John Muncaster, P Marsteller, and Robert Mease as to RTH; Garrett Cottringer, James Patton, and George W Craik as to RH.
      Alexandria, VA. Sd Hooe, on Apr 18, 1794, appeared before me, Mayor of sd Town, and acknowledged the within power of attorney. Signed - Robert Mease, Mayor. Recorded Oct 10, 1794,
      City of Philadelphia. On Apr 23, 1794, Richard Harrison appeared before me, Matthew Clarkson, Mayor of sd City, and acknowledged the within power of attorney. Signed - Matth. Clarkson, Mayor.
      Acknowledged in CC by John Muncaster and James Patton before M.J. Stone, Esq, Chief Judge, and Henry Barnes*.
      All of the above was acknowledged on Oct 10, 1794 by sd Hooe and Richard Harrison by John Beale Turner, their attorney, before Michael Jenifer Stone, Chief Justice, and Henry Barnes, Associate,Justice of CC, (See acknowledgement of dower, page 451}
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 451_ Acknowledgement. On Aug 24, 1795, Ann Harrison, wife of Richard Harrison, of the City of Philadelphia, did acknowledge and relinquish to Humphrey Barnes, all her right of dower to a lot #37 in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, and also to all buildings and improvements thereon, which lot was, by CC deed dated Apr 17, 1794, and recorded Oct 10, 1794, by Robert Townshend Hooe and Richard Harrison, conveyed to sd Humphrey Barnes, and which deed sd Ann Harrison joined as a party. Acknowledged before M.J. Stone* and Henry Barnes*. Recorded Aug 25, 1795. {See deed from Hooe & Harrison to Barnes, page 311}
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 434-407: ANTWERP: 146 acres; Possession of - 146 Acres - Harrison, Richard: ESCHEAT land, Originally so called, Resurveyed for Richard Harrison, 10 July 1740: 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 MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 429-364: SMITHS PURCHASE: 83 acres; Possession of - 83 Acres - Smith, William: surveyed 24 Jan 1731 for William Smith: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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