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

William 'Jr' Brawner

Male Bef 1764 - Aft 1800  (> 38 years)


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  • Name William 'Jr' Brawner 
    Born Bef 1764  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1800  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12935  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 

    Father John Brawner,   b. 4 Apr 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1798, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Brawner,   b. Aft 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1757  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amelia Brawner,   b. Bef 1768, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1784  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F8922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 592.
      Ann Brawner, Will, January 1, 1799; June 30, 1800
      I, Ann Brawner of CC being very weak of body but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory
      To son Joseph Brawner, one small feather bed and furniture.
      To son Meredith Brawner, the sum of twenty five pounds current money
      To grandson, Lewis Brawner, negro Moses, one feather bed and furniture and the first colt my bay mare brings alive.
      To daughter Catharine Brawner, negro Tom, together with all and singular my goods sand chattels, lands, and tenements not heretofore willed during her natural life
      Executor: son-in-law- William Brawner Junr.
      Signed: January 1, 1799 Ann (her mark) Brawner
      Wit: Joseph Semmes of James, Lydia Moredock, Henrietta Semmes
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 518.
      Benjamin Benson, Will, February 15, 1808; March 9, 1808
      I, Benjamin Benson of CC, being weak of body but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory;
      To son William Compton Benson, all the lands of which I may die possessed of, reserving to my daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen for and during her single life. Also the following negroes; Eli, Milly, Lewis, Frank, Betty, Wat and Isaac, 3 feather beds and furniture, 9 chairs, 1 small looking glass wood frame, 2 dining tables, 1 ironing tables, and 2 guns.
      To daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the following negroes; Charles, Sam, John, Harry, Grandison, Mortimer, Harriot, Ann, Sarah, Philis and Moll, 1 set of china, 1 dressing table, 1 cupboard, ½ dozen silver tea spoons, 2 silver table spoons, 3 feather beds & furniture with the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen and garden with a sufficiency of firewood. Also all the money due me on bonds and notes.
      To Mary Speake, daughter of Hezekiah and Theodosia Speake, 1 small feather bed and furniture, and 20 pounds.
      Executor: Wilson Smoot, Francis Franklin
      Signed: February 15, 1808 Benjamin Benson
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, Lawson Johnson, William Brawner Jr.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 81. Sale, recorded at the request of William Brawner Jr. I, Elisha H. Mayhew of CC, for 15 £, have sold to William Brawner Jr, 1 Negro girl infant named Cary. Signed Apr 5, 1787 - Elisha H. Mayhew. Wit - Wm. Poston, Wm. Marbury. Recorded Jun 16, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 304, Bill of sale, recorded at the request of Timothy Flanagan_ I, Roger Fowke of CC, for 34 £8 shillings & 4 pence half penny, have granted to Timothy Flannagin, 1 Negro woman slave named Ruth. Signed Jun 7, 1788 - Roger Fowke_ Wit - Wm Thompson*, Wm Brawner Jr*.
      I agree that if sd Roger Fowke pays the afd sum with legal interest by next Nov 30, sd Ruth shall be the Property of sd Roger Fowke. Signed - Timothy Flanagin. Wit - Wm Thompson*, Wm Brawner Jr*. Recorded Jun 25, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 316, Deed of Gift, recorded at the request of William Brawner Jr. I, John Brawner of CC, planter, for the natural love I have for my son, William Brawner of CC, and for divers other good causes, I give him all my right to the following Negroes, now in the possession of my sd son William Brawner, called Peter, George, Dol, Trece, Winny, and Jess. Signed Jul 31, 1788 - John (1 his mark) Brawner. Wit - Henry Barnes. Recorded Jul 31, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 340. Sep 17, 1788 from Meredith Brawner and Isaac Brawner of CC, to William Brawner Jr of CC, for 377 £5 shillings, 7 tracts of land adjoining, lying in CC, part of one tract called Difficult, bounded by a tract of land called Saint Davids, containing and now laid out for about 84 acres. Also part of 2 other tracts of land, the one called the Damhouse Level, and the other, Blew Plains, adjoining, bounded by a tract of land called Brawners Park, containing and now laid out for about 44 acres. Also part of one other tract of land, it being part of a tract of land called the Damhouse Level, containing and now laid out for about 35 acres. Also one other tract of land called Brawners Park, containing and now laid out for about 27 acres. Also one other tract of land called Buck Range, standing near the line of the Damhouse Level, containing and now laid out for about 33 acres. Also one other tract of land called Tanners Hole, standing on the brow of a hill on the south side of the Horsepen Branch, containing and now laid out for about 17 acres. Also one other tract of land called Hard Bargain, bounded by a tract of land called Duningtons Chace, containing and now laid out for about 11 acres. Signed - Meredith (MS his mark) Brawner, Isaac Brawner. Wit - Dan. Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*. Benedicta Brawner, wife of the above named Meredith Brawner, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Sep 22, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 348, Oct 1, 1788 from John Brawner of CC, planter, to William Brawner Jr of CC, for 194 £5 shillings, 3 tracts of land in CC, part of one tract called Hopewell, containing and now laid out for about 63 acres, and also 2 other tracts of land, the one called Brawners Amendment, beginning at a stone marked IB standing at the end of the ESE line of a tract of land called Fortune, containing and now laid out for about 41 acres, and also one other tract of land, it being part of a tract of land called John's Trouble, adjoining, beginning at the end of the 2nd line of Basil Brawner's second purchase of land from John Haislope of Henry), bounded by a tract of land called Brawners Amendment, containing and now laid out for about 7 acres. Signed - John (I his mark) Brawner. Wit - Rich Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Elizabeth Brawner, wife to the afd John Brawner, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned lands, Recorded Oct 1, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 492. Bill of sale. I, William Brawner Jr of CC, for 211 £, have sold to Thomas Harrison and Lawson Luckett of CC, Negroes named Fanny, Charity, Cary, George, Trece, Winny; 2 horses, 17 sheep; 1 feather bed & furniture, 1 cherry desk, 1 buffet, 1 square hanging leaf table, and 6 flag chairs. Signed Aug 29, 1792 - W Brawnier Jr. Wit - Wm H McPherson*. Recorded Aug 29, 1792.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 515. Bill of sale. I, William Brawner Jr of CC, for 100 £, have sold to William Jones of CC, the 4 Negro slaves following, to wit, Peter, about age 40, Doll, about age 35, and her 2 children, one an infant now in her arms, the other named Jess, about 4 years of age. Signed Oct 16, 1792 - W Brawner Jr. it - James Freeman*. Recorded Oct 16, 1792.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 356. Dec 8, 1794 from James Simms, Esq, late Sheriff of CC, to John Maddox of CC. Francis Ware did, in General Court for the Western Shore of Maryland at Oct term 1790, obtain judgment against William Brawner Jr, John Maddox Sr, and Benjamin Brawner, all of CC, for the sum of 200,000 lbs of tobacco, the penalty of a bond and 913 lbs of tobacco, cost of suit, to be released on payment of 114 £5 shillings and 4 pence half penny and 2824 lbs of tobacco and the costs of suit upon which sd judgment, a writ of fieri facial issued out of sd Court, commanding sd Simms to levy of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of sd William Brawner Jr, John Maddox Sr, and Benjamin Brawner, for satisfying the afd judgment, and whereas the afd John Maddox Sr has, since the rendition of the judgment afd, paid to sd Francis Ware, all the debt, damages, cost, and charges afd, by reason of which premises, sd Francis Ware, on Dec 24, 1792, transferred to sd John Maddox Sr the debt, damages, cost, and charges, as by reference to Liber J.G. #3 page 49, one of the Land record books of the General Court for the Western Shore of Maryland, will more fully appear. Whereupon another writ of fieri facias issued out of the General Court, returnable the 2nd Tuesday in May, 1793, commanding as Simms to levy of the property of sd William Brawner Jr and Benjamin Brawner, for satisfying the afd judgment. Simms accordingly entered into and took possession of these several tracts of land, the property of William Brawner Jr, viz, a tract called Brawners Amendment containing about 41 acres, part of a tract called Hopewell containing about 60 acres, a tract called the Gore, containing about 17.75 acres, a tract called Tanners Hole containing about 17-1/2 acres, a tract called Brawners Parke containing about 27-1/2 acres, a tract called Bucks Range containing about 30 acres, and a tract called Hard Bargain containing about 11 acres, all lying in CC. After the judgment was rendered and the writs issued, William Jones of CC, claiming the lands afd by a deed from sd William Brawner Jr to him, filed a bill in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland against sd John Maddox Sr, and obtained an injunction to the CC Sheriff, commanding him to stop all further proceedings upon the fieri facias afd. Afterwards, on about last Feb 14, the sd bill of complaint was dismissed by sd Chancery Court, with cost to be paid by the complainant to the defendant, and thereafter, to wit, at the May Term in the present year, a writ of venditioni exponas was ordered and issued from the General Court of Maryland for the Western Shore upon the judgment and fieri facias afd, commanding sd Simms to expose to sale the lands to satisfy the judgment, which sd writ was returnable on the 2nd Tuesday in Oct, 1794. By virtue of the last afd writ of venditioni exponas, the afd lands were exposed to public sale by sd Simms, and thereupon, sd Maddox was the highest bidder for 60 £17 shillings. Now this deed confirms the sale to sd Maddox. Signed - James Simms, late Sheriff of CC. Wit - M.J. Stone*, James Freeman*. Recorded Feb 19, 1795.
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      Charles County Land Records 1796-1799; Liber IB-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 533. Deposition: at the request of William Brawner, the following notice and deposition was recorded April 15th 1799.
      To Robert Taylor, Sir take notice that I shall meed at the house of Henry Brawner in CC on the day of March 3, 1798 between 10am and 5pm to take depositions of Benjamin Benson, Thomas Nelson and William Delozier all of CC to be read in evidence in a suit brought by me against you in the general court. Signed William Brawner Jr. on February 5, 1798. On the back of the aforegoing notice was thus written to wit;
      CC Sct March 5, 1799, came William Smoot before the subscriber one of the justices of the peace and made oath that he had delivered the notice to Robert Taylor on February 9, 1798 and the within is a true copy from the orginal to the best of his knowledge. Signed William H. McPherson
      CC Sct; the deposition of Benjamin Benson saith that some time after the first meeting between the securities of Colonel Ware ad William Brawner JR. for the purpose of setting up and accompt between them which this meeting this deponent thinks was in the month of August 1792 he happened in company with John Maddox Jr. at Nanjemoy Church when the said Maddox asked this deponent how Brawner made out in a settlement with Major Dyson who was agent for the securities of Colonel Ware as this deponent had been at Major Dysons with Brawner when he was down on that business this deponents reply to Maddox was that he understood from Brawner if he the said Maddox would pay up what he was in arrears to Brawner he could make out to settle with them upon very easy terms Maddox answered that he would do and pulled out a paper and shewed this deponent where he had been making a calculation of the balance and Brawner on a settlement between them which balance the said Maddox told this deponent was about 275 pounds and some tobacco. But the said Maddox did not mention the quantity of tobacco but said it was not much. The said Maddox further added that he expected some other deductions on account of Insolvents and his own -ges the memorandum shewed this deponent was in the handwriting of the said John Maddox and he told this deponent that it was a memorandum taken by himself on a final settlement of accounts between Brawner and himself. Signe Benj. Benson
      Taken at the request of William Brawner Jr., and sworn to by the deponent this March 5, 1798, William H. McPherson JP
      The deposition of William Delozier of lawful age saith that while John Maddox Jr. was transacting business as collector for William Brawner Jr., he this deponent happened at a sale at the house of Capt. Samuel Luckett then occupied by John Maddox Jr. that the said Maddox had distressed a by mare colt which he told this deponent was the property of John Howard Marshall. This deponent requested the said Maddox to offer the said colt for sale and he would give him a bid. But the said Maddox evaded offering the could for sale while this deponent stayed that he left the sale about half and hour by su in the evening and the colt was not offered for sale during his stay but he understood it was sold after he left there and bought by Joseph Maddox for the sum of 40 or 41 shillings. This deponent further saith that if the said court had been offered before he left the place of sale he would bid as high as 5 pounds or upwards for the colt. Signed William Delozier
      Taken at the request of William Brawner Jr., and sworn to by the deponent this March 5, 1798, William H. McPherson JP
      The deposition of Thomas Nelson of lawful age saith that he had som accounts rendered him by William Brawner Jr. for officers fees and county levy to the amount of eight or nine pounds sometime after he this deponent was applied to by John Maddox Jr. for the money in discharge of the account and was also informed by the said Maddox that he was transacting business for William Brawner Jr.. This deponent also saith that he let the said Maddox have a cow in part of the discharge of said account for which the said Maddox allowed him the sum of 5 pounds. This deponent also saith that the said Maddox sometime after applied to him for the balance and told this deponent unless he couild get the money owed him immediately that he the said Maddox should be disappointed in getting a hoghead of molasses he had been contractint for and was to pay immediately. Signed Thomas Nelson
      Taken at the request of William Brawner Jr., and sworn to by the deponent this March 5, 1798, William H. McPherson JP

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 418-283: DAM HOUSE LEVEL: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Maddox, Edward: Surveyed for Edward Maddox, 16 March 1730.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, William Brawner from Edward Maddox; 2 Dec 1752,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 456-531: BLUE PLAINS: 680 acres; Possession of - 680 Acres - Maddox, Edward: Originally called DAM HOUSE ENLARGEMENT, Re-Surveyed for Edward Maddox, 7 Feb 1743, beginning at a bounded white oak standing by the little dam on the East side thereof the original beginning of the said tract, patented 29 Sept 1747, Esq Taskers receipt for rent on Vacancy to Michalmass 1747.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DAM HOUSE ENLARGEMENT; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, William Brawner from Edward Maddox; 2 Dec 1752,

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