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

Gustavus Dr Browne

Male 1689 - 1762  (73 years)


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  • Name Gustavus Dr Browne  [1
    Born 10 Apr 1689  Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1762  Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1741  Tree1
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 

    Father Charles Co. Browne, MD 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Fowke,   b. 2 Feb 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1744, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1710  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gustavus Browne,   b. 7 May 1711, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1712, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Frances Browne,   b. 29 Jul 1713, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Browne,   b. 29 Aug 1715, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1784, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Browne,   b. 8 Dec 1717, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     5. Christian Browne,   b. 29 Aug 1720, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1742, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     6. Gustavus Browne,   b. 5 Sep 1722, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1722, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Browne,   b. 5 Oct 1723, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1784 and 1792, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     8. Richard Rev. Browne,   b. 2 Dec 1725, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1789, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     9. Richard Rev. {Addl Records} Browne,   b. 2 Dec 1725, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Gustavus Browne,   b. 30 May 1727, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1727, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     11. Jane Browne,   b. 1 Jun 1728, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)  [natural]
     12. Anne Browne,   b. 1732, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1800, Fauquier County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     13. Cecilia Browne,   b. 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1792, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F1128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Black,   b. Bef 1711,   d. Aft 1762, Haber de Venture", Port Tobacco West Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Aft 1745  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gustavus Richard Dr. Browne,   b. 17 Oct 1747, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1804, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Browne,   b. 1751, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1787, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F1129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      mss1 H 7842a 1109-1128 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond VA
      The Sunday Star, Washington DC, July 1, 1917
      Old Portraits and other Relicts in a Virginia Home

      mentions his birth in Haddingtonshire Scotland, April 16, 1689.
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      FROM THE MARYLAND GAZETTE
      BROWN, Dr, Gustavus., died suddenly, a few days since at an advanced age., in Chas, Co,; for a number of years the presiding magistrate of that county. (March 11, 1762)
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      BROWN, GUSTAVUS, Charles County, Practitioner In Medicines. 12 May, 1762; 12 May, 1762
      Desires his estate In Scotland, England and Maryland be disposed of as follows:
      To wife Margaret Brown, tract of land In Durham Parish, called "Middletons"
      Mentions his 2 children by her, named Gustavus and Richard Brown (Gustavus Richard Brown), and Margaret Brown., and If the above son does not have hrs., to son Richard Brown and male hrs. of his body.
      To Francis Moncure and male hrs. of his, and If he has no hrs., -then to eldest. son of my dau, Sarah Scott; If no hrs,, then to dau. Mary Threlkeld; If no Issue, then to eldest son of dau. Elizabeth Wallace; if no hrs., to eld son of dau. Jane Campbell, and for want of such to eldest son of dau. Cecelia Key,; If no such hrs., to eldest. son of dau. Anne Claggett., and for want of such hrs., to eldest son of dau. Margaret Brown; If no hrs,, to John Mitchelson, Middleton, Scotland; for want of such hrs., to Samuel Mitchelson, bro, of sd, Michelson.
      To wife, 10,000 lbs. tobacco.
      In an agreement, In writing, with present wife, It was contracted that In case she survived me, she was to be paid sum of 20 pounds sterl. per year. Because she has deserved well from me and the regard she has shown to all the rest, of my children, I hereby give her., Instead of 20 lbs. Sterl. per year, all the yearly rents of my lands called House Byres, lying In Scotland.
      To son Gustavus Richard, for use of his mother my new riding chair and horses; my farm In and about Newstead In Scotland; If he qualifies himself for the practice of law, Physick or divinity,, then to receive the rent till he becomes 25.
      Several sums of money was In the hands of his kindsman Samuel Mitcholson, In Scotland.
      My daus Mary Threlkelda
      My son-in-law, Mr. Monsure, and others who married my daus.
      To dau. Jane Campbell, her portion.
      Dau. Anne Claggette. Dau. Cecilia Key, had 2 children, Phillip and Susannah Key.
      Mentioned dau. Francis Moncure.
      Eldest son, The Reverend Richard Brown; If In default of Issue of Richard, then to his bro. Gustavus Richard Brown.
      Dau. Elizabeth Wallace.
      Exs: Son Richard Brown, The Rev. John Moncure, Phillip Key, Col. Richard Harrison, Robert Yates.
      Wit: Richard and Arthur Lee, Benj., John and Richard Fendall, Geo. Dent, Joseph Hawkins.
      25 Mar, 1758: Codicil regarding loss of a slaver which he had willed to one of his children.
      Wit: Charles, Penelope and Charity Courts.
      Wit: At time of probate, Benj. Fendall, Townsend Dade, Jacob Mason. 3l.633
      ===
      Dr. Gustavus Brown 97.238 CH £2176.1.0 May 29 1762 Jul 28 1768
      Appraisers: John Hanson, Henry Smith Hawkins.
      Creditors: Alexander Smith Hawkins, Stephen Chandler.
      Next of kin: Frances Monuirs, Cecilia Bond.
      Mentions: widow.
      Executor: Richard Brown.
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      Thomas's Addition. 83 acres. Surveyed Jul 13, 1674 for Hugh Thomas at a bounded pockhickory, a bounded tree of the land called Rich Hill.
      Poss: Alexander Hawkins

      Rich Hill. 600 acres.. Patented Apr 19, 1666 to Hugh Thomas.
      lying on the west side of the Main Fresh run at the head of Wiccocomico
      River at a bounded oak by the run side.
      Poss: 200. Charles Courts
      300. Gustavus Brown
      50. Stephen Chandler
      50. Alexander Hawkins
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      Henry Smith Hawkins from Willliam Courts. Oct. 31, 1761
      270. Richard Brown from William Courts. oct. 31, 1765
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      Right here to ELLERSLIE (R), 0.7 m. a two-and-a-half story, square brick house built in 1748 by Dr.Michael Wallace who, at 15, had been indentured to Dr.Gustavus Brown, of Charles City County, Md., to learn 'physical surgery and pharmacy.' Towards the end of his six years' apprenticeship, in 1747, he eloped-a classic ladder-and-second-story episode-with 'one of the nine Miss Browns who had twenty-seven husbands between them.' Settling in Falmouth the following year, he acquired land and built this stately house. Dr.Wallace's practice soon extended into Culpeper, Fauquier, and Loudoun Counties.

      In December 1799, former President Washington developed a severe cold and sore throat. As Washington's condition declined, Dr. Craik called upon fellow physicians Elisha Dick and Gustavus Brown for help. Washington's doctors bled, blistered, and purged him. He did not respond to treatment and died on 14 December. Although the treatment of Washington was later condemned as hastening his death, it was in keeping with accepted medical practices of the time.

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      John Jenkins 75.304 CH £18.3.0 Oct 30 1761 Mar 9 1762
      Appraisers: Nathan Harris, Samuel Love.
      pentions: Benjamin Douqlass, Samuel Smith.
      Next of kin: John Harrison, Jr., Gustavus Brown.
      Administratrix: Mary Jenkins.
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      Mr. Gerard Fowke 21.92 CH £493.1.3 Oct 16 1735
      (also Gerrard Fowke)
      Appraisers: Mathew Stone, Richard Price.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: Robert Alexander, Gustavus Brown.
      Executrix: Sarah Fowke.
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      Francis Brown 16.39 A CH £92.5.4 £9.3.6 Jan 2 1737
      Sureties: Benjamin Doulass, Sam. Hanson.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, Nathan Thompson, Benjamin Fendall, Sam. Hanson.
      Mentions; Mr. William Dent.
      Administratrix: Ruth Fearson, wife of Percival Fearson.
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      Thomas Barnes 23.114 A CH £387.12.1 £73.14.4 Jan 13 1746
      Sureties: Henry Moor, James Carroll, Thomas Sanders.
      Received from: John Peacock.
      Payments to: Thomas Matthews, William Mitchell, John Eusey, Robert Gilpin, Thomas Jackson, Peter Fardmando, James Donghall, Mary Walker, Matthew Breeding, Cornelius Standford, Matthew Barnes, Samuel Hanson, executor of Mrs. Ogden, Josias Adams, John Smith Prather, Dr. Mungo Muschael, Robert Frankling, Dr. Gust. Brown, Jeremiah Adderton, John Pigeonboy, William Clements, Jr., Hugh Kelley, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Mr. Henry Brook.
      Representatives: children: Elisabeth, Virlinda, Heneritta, Theodocia, Mary Barnes.
      Administrator: Henry Barnes.
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      John Beale 47.267 CH £40.5.4 May 1 1751 Aug 31 1751
      Appraisers: John Hanson., Jr, William Middleton, Jr.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown, William Eilbeck.
      Next of kin: Johannah Catharine Beale (widow).
      Administrator/Executor: John Beale.
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      Lynn (Line), Francis Chas. County, 10th Dec., 1713; 26th Jan., 1713. (Illeg.)
      To son Richard and hrs.,, 159 A.,-" ----- Choice."
      To dau. Eliza: and sister Anne Martin, personalty.
      To wife Margery and child. afsd., residue of estate (personal).
      Test: Gustavus Brown, Maria Brown, Anne Fraser. 13.628,
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      Blee, Margaret., widow,, Charles County, 2nd April, 1720; 15th June, 1720.
      To Elizabeth., Jr., and Mary Fendall; Sarah, wife of John Cox; Rose Law; Thomas Lomax; god-dau, Susannah, dau. of John Baker; Eliza, wife of Phillip Snivens, and Susannah Maud, personalty.
      To Margaret Holt, an orphan girl brought up by testator, residue of estate,, real and personal.
      Ex.: Capt. John Fendall.
      Test: Gustavus Brown, Josias Fendall, George Carter.
      Note: 14th July., 1720,, John Fendall (Fandall) renounces as ex. of above will.
      Test: Mathew Dutton and Jos. Fendall. 16,122,
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      Sarah Hawkins 51.4 CH £182.2.9 Jul 16 1751 Sep 2 1752
      Appraisers: William Neale, Roger Smith.
      Creditors: Francis Parnham, Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: Mary Hawkins, Randolph Hawkins.
      Executor: Samuel Hanson.
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      Elisabeth Harress 44.328 CH £6.12,8 Nov 24 1750
      (also Elisabeth Harriss)
      Appraisers: Ignatius Doyne, James Latimore.
      Creditors: George Dent, Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: Justan Coosey [Justinian Cooksey], Nathan Harriss.
      Executor: Samuel Lewis.
      ===
      James Adams 45.160 PG £218.14.2 Feb 14 1750 Apr 26 1751
      Appraisers: John Hawkins, Alexander Jaffrys.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown, Peter Dent.
      Next of kin: William Webster, Thomas Webster.
      Executrix: Mary Adams
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      CLAGETT, SAMUEL, Charles Co. 12 Aug 1756; 17 Sep 1756
      To son Thomas Clagett, land In Prince George's County, 127 a,
      To the child of my wife is now big with and unborn, be it son or dau, all that land in William and Mary Parish, Charles Co. called "New Alford," 80 a.
      To wife two Negroes Ben and Pegg.
      To son Thomas Negroes Clem and Harry.
      To dau. Prissilla Negroes Sue and Kate,
      To child my wife is bigg with, Negroes David and Phill.
      I leave my son Thomas and dau. Prissilla to the care and direction of their grandfather Mr. Thomas Gantt of Prince George's Co. or if he refuses then to their uncle Edward Gantt of Calvert Co.
      The estate stands chargeable with the sum of 300 pounds sterling payable to Dr. Gustavus Brown,
      To son Thomas tract called "Croom" which I bought as also that which my father gave me.
      Rent from tracts, "Carooms" "Pitch Croft" and "Brockhate", to be divided among my children.
      Wife and Edward Gantt, brother in law, exs.
      Wit: Robt. Gates [Yates?], Chas. Allison Ford, Notley Ford. MCW 30.157
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      Richard Coe 10.394 CH £33.4.5 May 1 1725 Jun 23 1725
      Appraisers: John Howard, Cuthbert Thompson.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown, William Coody.
      Administratrix: (name not given).

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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 51
      12 Jan 1714; Recorded at request of Gustavous Brown, surgeon:
      2 Nov 1714; Indenture from Philemon Hemsley and Mary his wife to Gustavous Brown; for 21,500# tobacco; moiety of a parcel called Rich Hill; bounded according to a division made by Thomas Lomax and Hugh Thomas 25 Oct 1673; sold by Ralph Lomax to sd. Mary; containing 300 acres; /s/ Philemon Hemsley, Mary Hemsely; wit. Phill Hoskins, Gerard Fowke, Nathan Barnes (mark); ack. by Philemon Hernsley and Mary his wife 2 Nov 1714
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 184
      18 Aug 1718; Recorded at request of Gustavous Browne:
      22 Apr 1718; Indenture from Thomas Dent to Gustavous Browne, surgeon; for £50; 3 tracts between Queen Creek and Burditt Creek; first parcel bounded by marsh of Burditt Creek, 200 acres belonging to Jno. Barker, Queen Creek Branch and Baltimore Bounty; laid out for 70 acres; also a parcel called Baltimore Bounty of 70 acres by patent recorded; also Boat Saile granted Jno. Addison, merchant, containing 60 acres described in patent; 200 acres total of 3 tracts; /s/ Tho. Dent; wit. John Speake, Jos. Harrison, Thomas Stone; 23 Apr 1718 ack. by Thomas Dent

      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 187
      18 Aug 1718; Recorded at request of Dr. Gustavous Browne:
      22 Apr 1718; Indenture from Thomas Dent to Gustavous Browne, surgeon; for 8,000# tobacco; a parcel formerly called Hopewell now called The Lodge; bounded by Palmer's Branch; containing 183 acres by patent to Maj. William Dent dated 3 Jun 1703; /s/ Tho. Dent; wit. John Speake, Jo. Harrison, Thomas Stone; ack. 22 Apr 1718 by Thomas Dent
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 191
      22 Jul 1719; Recorded at request of Dr. Gustavous Browne:
      18 Aug 1718; Indenture from Charles Adams to Gustavous Browne; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel of land granted Frances Adams, father of Charles, by patent dated 4 May 1671; tract called Pinner; bounded by land of Fran. Adams called Rayley and John Wheeler's tract called Wheeler's Rest; containing 145 acres; also Pinner Enlargement bounded by Pinner and Rayly; containing 70 acres; total 215 acres; /s/ Charles Adams; wit. Gerard Fowke, Thomas Stone, James Russell; 18 Aug 1718; ack. payment from Browne; deed ack. by Charles Addams and Elizabeth his wife
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Charles County Circuit Court
      Liber H#2, Page 346
      26 May 1720; Dr. Gustavous Browne produced Bill of Exchange; 19 Sep 1719; £9.16.8 3/4; mentions William Hatton, Sr. and Edinburgh; /s/ M. Mason; to Mr. Tobias Bowles
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 43.
      At the request of Roger Fowke of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded Aug 30, 1722.
      Jul 31, 1722 from Burdit Ashton of Westmoreland County, Virginia, Gent, to Roger Fowke of CC, Gent, for 30£sterling, all that parcel of land, part of a tract called Burdits Rest, lying in CC near the head of Burdits Cr, containing 229 acres. Signed - Burdt Ashton. Wit - Robt Alexander, Thomas Stone*, Gusta. Brown*. Mary, the wife of Burdit Ashton, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 61.
      At the request of Dr. Gustavus Brown of CC, the following release of dower was recorded Dec 10,,1722. CC.
      On Dec 6, 1722, came Mrs. Anne Dent before us and was privately examined and she declared that she freely resigned all her right and title of the within mention&d land,to Dr. Gustavus Brown. Signed - Jos Hanson, Robt Hanson. Vide Deed Liber H No 2 folio: 184-186}
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 61.
      At the request of Dr. Brown of CC, the following release of dower was recorded Dec 10, 1722. CC. On Dec 6, 1722, came Mrs. Anne Dent before us and was privately examined and she declared that she`freely resigned all her right and title of the within mentioned land to Dr. Gustavus Brown. Signed - Jos Hanson,"Robt'Haii'son: -{Vide Deed Liber H No 2 folio: 187-188}
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 65.
      At the request of Robert Hanson of CC, Gent, the following letter of attorney (from Esther Lampton, wife of Wm Lampton to Doctor Gustavus Brown) was recorded this Dec 19, 1722.
      I, Esther Lampton, wife of Wm Lampton of King George County, Virginia, have appointed my trusty friend, Gustavus Brown of CC, Gentleman, to be my lawful attorney in making over a certain tract of land in CC called Lampton, containing 150 acres, conveyed from my husband, Wm. Lampton, unto Robert Hanson of CC, gent, by a certain deed dated Mar 1, 1717. Signed Oct 27, 1722 - Esther Lampton. Wit - John (+t+ his mark) Wilkisons, John (+++ his mark) Hinckisons. {Vide Deed Liber H No. 2 fo 129-131}

      Charles County Liber L#2, Page66.
      At the request of the Robert Hanson of_CC, Gent, the following acknowledgement was recorded this Dec 19, 1722. CC. Nov Court 1722. Then came Gustavus Brown,-attorney especially appointed (by the above recited deed) and acknowledged the land and premises therein mentioned. Wit - Sam Hanson, Clerk.
      {Vide Deed Liber H No. 2 fo 129-1311_1
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 248. At the request of Doctor Gustavus Brown of CC, the following deed was recorded this May 13, 1731.
      May 8, 1731 from Barton Smoot of CC,'Gent, to Gustavus Brown, Practitioner in Medicine, of CC, for 1160 lbs of tobacco, all that part of the land called Lomax's Addition, lying in CC, and bounded by a tract of land called Rich Hills now in the possession of sd Gust. Brown, the Main Run that runs into Zachiah Swamp, the line of land called Jonstone Town now in the possession of Mr. Henry Holland Hawkins, containing and laid out for 30 acres. Signed - Barton Smoot. Wit - Anne Dent, Eliza Smoot.-This deed was acknowledged by Barton Smoot and Ann, his wife, before a Justice of the Provincial Court named John Fendall.
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, November Court 1735 Court, Liber T#2, Page 94
      The Justices, pursuant to an Act of Assembly, do describe the following Main Roads:
      Dr. Gustavus Brown is by the Court here appointed Supervisor of the Roads from Portobacco Creek to Elgins Run.
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, 9 November 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 264
      The Justices here do describe the following Main Roads, and do appoint the several persons hereafter named, overseers of sd Roads for the ensuing year:
      Dr. Gust:s Brown is by this Court appointed Supervisor of the Road from the head of Portobacco to Nanjemy Church.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 508
      From the head of Portobacco Cr to the Plantation where Walter Hanson lately lived, from Courts Keech's Bridge to the old Courthouse, and the Road from Colo: Dent's to the last mentioned Road, and the Church Road from Dr. Brown's 'til it falls into the Road that leads from Portobacco to the old Courthouse. Courts Keech, Overseer.
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      Charles County Court Records, August 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 240
      Gustavus Brown, by his petition, sets forth that he is seized of a tract of land in CC near Mattawoman Swamp, called Pinner, the bounds whereof being something uncertain & impaired, he prays the Court to grant a Commission to such persons as to them shall seem mete to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land. Ordered that Commission issue, to Robert Hanson, Saml Hanson, William Eilbeck, and John Payne, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the premises.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 292
      At last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to Robert Hanson, Samuel Hanson, William Eilbeck, & John Payne, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Pinner, in the possession of Gustavus Brown. Whereas it appears to this Court that John Payne, one of the Commissioners afd, has lands contiguous thereto, it is therefore ordered that Mr. Richard Tarvin be inserted in the Commission afd in the room of the sd Payne.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; [No page number]. [Extremely faded except for the last paragraph page 28]. especially moving, have given .. thence south perches then south .. 1756 .. and Gustavus Brown and the sd Samuel shall have the use of, complying with the conditions hereinafter expressed, that is to say, sd Samuel agrees that his estate, both real and personal, shall be liable to and chargeable with the repayment of the same sum of 300 £sterling to the sd Gustavus Brown in case of the death of the sd Samuel before his sd wife, in trust only for the use of the sd Ann and the heirs of her body begotten by the sd Samuel, and it is also agreed that the sd sum of money so to be paid out of the estate of the sd Samuel shall not be deemed to mean to hinder as Ann's right of dower in the lands. .. sd Gustavus Brown obliges sd Samuel Claggett to an exact compliance with the foregoing agreement. Sd Samuel Clagett gave bond to Gustavus Brown of CC, of 100 £sterling, this Jan 24, 1756, to warrant that Cleggett will truly perform every part of the contracts and agreements before recited on his part to be performed. Signed - Sam Clagett. Wit - Robt Yates, Tyer Thomas.
      CC. Received from Doctor Gustavus B[rown] as a marriage portion with his daughter" Ann, my wife, 300 £sterling, whereon I acquitted and fully discharge sd Gustavus Brown from all promises, contracts, and agreements made to me, in consideration of sd marriage. Signed Jan 4, 1756 - Saml Clagett. Wit - Robt Yates, Tyer Thomas.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 426-340: MIDDLETON: 700 acres; Possession of - 700 Acres - Brown, Gustavus Dr.: : : : : : : Re-Survey of Original Tracts, viz, BOATSAIL, LODGE, BALTIMORE'S GIFT, DUCK POND, BROWNS ADDITION, DALKEITH, BROWNS HILL, AND HATTON LEWIS. ESCHEAT land all reduced into one by no other name than the RESURVEY OF SEVERAL TRACTS (mm; MIDDLETON later written in), Re-surveyed 3 Jan 1784 for Gustavus Browne Chirugeon.: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOATSAIL; LODGE; BALTIMORE'S GIFT; DUCK POND; BROWNES ADDITION; DALKEITH; BROWNES HILL; HATTON LEWIS; {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 - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-39: PINNAR: 145 acres; Possession of - 145 Acres - Adams, Charles: Surveyed 4 Jan 1669 for Francis Adams at a bound Red Oak the N by W bound tree of the said Adams called RALEY: Other Tracts Mentioned: RALEY; aka PRIMER; ; Conveyance notes - 145 Acres - Gustavus Brown from Charles Adams; 18 Aug 1718,
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      1722-1728 Stafford County, Virginia Deed Book J; [Antient Press];
      p.276 Know all men .. I GUST; BROWN practitioner in Medecins in Charles County in Province of Mary Land have made my worthy and very good friend and Reverend DAVID STUART Rector of Choctank Parish of County Stafford in Colony of Virginia my lawfull attorney to receive from every person that are Indebted to me in Colony of Virginia all such sum of money, quantity of tobacco, or any other commodyties as they are indebted to me. In case of non payment I do impower my said attorney to arrest .. sue to judgment and execution persons refusing to pay. I do impower my said attorney to give legal discharge for me .. 31st day of May 1726.
      Presence John Elliott, Gust: Browne Wil; Maconehu, Robt. Hanson,
      William Scott, David Gentleman
      At a Court held for Stafford County 13th July 1726 This Power of Attorney proved by oaths of William Scott & David Gentleman two of the witnesses ., admitted to record.
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      His father, Dr. Gustavus Brown, the fourth of that name,
      was born in Scotland in 1689. He settled at Port Tobacco,
      was Justice of Charles county from 1726 to 1762, also chief
      justice from 1748 to the same period. He married Frances
      Fowke, who was buried at " Dipple," an estate of her son-in-
      law Rev. James Scott, on the Virginia side of the Potomac.
      Her tomb bore this record :
      Here lyeth the body of Frances, wife of Dr Gustavus Brown, of Charles
      County, Md. By her he had twelve children, of whom one son and seven
      daughters survive her. She was a daughter of Mr Gerard Fowke, late of
      Md., and descended from the Fowkes of Gunston Hall in Staffordshire,
      England. She was born Feb. 2nd 1691 and died much lamented on the
      8th of November 1744, in the 54th year of her age.
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      Liverpool, England to Annapolis, Maryland 18 October 1716
      A List of the Rebell prisoners transported into this province in the
      Ship Good Speed, on the 18th Day of October, Anno Domini 1716, with
      the names of the persons who purchased them:

      Prisoners Names. Purchasers.
      Patt Smith Gustavus Brown
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Middleton, Doctor Gustavus Brown, 700 Acres 1737/06/10 Patented Certificate 720 5 0 MSA S 1195-730
      Middleton, 700 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Gustavus 1734 Patent Record EI 5, Page 271 0 0 MSA S 1587-2699
      Middleton, 700 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Gustavus 1734 Patent Record EI 2, Page 492 0 0 MSA S 1587-2700
      Browns Addition, 112 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record IL A, Page 629 0 0 MSA S 1587-649
      Browns Addition, 112 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record PL 6, Page 92 0 0 MSA S 1587-650
      Dalkeith, 184 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record IL A, Page 631 0 0 MSA S 1587-1037
      Dalkeith, 184 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record PL 6, Page 93 0 0 MSA S 1587-1038
      Duck Pond, 12 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record IL A, Page 628 0 0 MSA S 1587-1228
      Duck Pond, 12 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Dr. Gustavus 1725 Patent Record PL 6, Page 91 0 0 MSA S 1587-1229
      Browns Addition, Doctor Brown, 112 Acres 1725 Patented Certificate 180 3 0 MSA S 1195-189
      Browns Hill, Gustavus Brown, 160 Acres 1723/12/13 Unpatented Certificate 61 3 0 MSA S 1218-67
      Brown's Hill, 160 Acres
      Developer/Owner: Brown, Gustavus 1723 Unpatented Certificate 61 0 0 MSA S 1587-651

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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); pp. 19
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred & eighty four Between RICHARD BROWN of CHARLES County, Clerk, & VALENTINE HUDSON of King George in the State of Virginia; Witnesseth that RICHARD BROWN by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs all that tract of land whereon VALENTINE HUDSON now lives & which was on the first day of March one thousand seven hundred & thirty six conveyed by a certain THOMAS PORTER & ANNEY his Wife to DOCTER GUSTAVUS BROWN, late of CHARLES County, deceased; as by the Deed therefore recorded in STAFFORD County Court will appear; & which tract the same being the tract of land which VALENTINE HUDSON now lives, Together with all the right title & interest of RICHARD BROWN to the land hereby conveyed with all houses advantages & appurtenances belonging; to be vested in VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs free and clear from all claim demand of the heir or any of them: To have and to hold the land & premises unto VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs for only use of VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs; In Witness whereof RICHARD BROWN hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day year above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      ROBERT BROWN, RICHARD POTES, RICHARD BROWN
      WILLIAM BARRETT, JOHN BROWN
      At a Court held for King George County the 3d day of June 1785
      This Deed Indented of Bargain & Sale from under the hand and seal of RICHARD BROWN to VALENTINE HUDSON was presented into Court & was further fully proved by the Oath
      of ,JOHN BROWN, witness thereto, & on the motion of VALENTINE HUDSON was ordered to he recorded Test. JOS. ROBINSON.. C: Cur
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); pp. 20
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred & eighty four Between RICHARD BROWN of CHARLES County, Clerk. and RICHARD POTES of King George County in State of Virginia, Witnesseth that RICHARD BROWN by these presents do bargain sell & release unto RICHARD POTES his heirs all that tract whereon RICHARD POTES now lives and which was on the Thirty first day of March one thousand seven hundred & thirty six conveyed by a certain THOMAS PORTER and ANNEY his Wife to DOCTOR GUSTAVUS BROWN, late of CHARLES County, deceased. as by the Deed therefor recorded in STAFFORD County will appear; the same being the tract of land whereon RICHARD POTES now lives; Together with all rights title & interest of RICHARD BROWN to the land with all houses improvements advantages & appurtenances belonging; to be vested in RICHARD POTES; To have and to hold the premises with appurtenances unto RICHARD POTES his heirs, In Witness whereof RICHARD BROWN hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      ROBERT BROWN, RICHARD BROWN
      VALENTINE his mark, HUDSON,
      WM. his mark J BARRETT, JOHN BROWN
      At a Court held for king George County the 3d day of March 1785
      This Indented Deed of Bargain & Sale from under the hand & seal of RICHARD BROWN to RICHARD POTES was presented into Court & proved by one witness & certified; And at another Court held for the said County the 3d day of June 1785, was proved by two of the other witnesses thereto & on the motion of the said POTES was ordered to be recorded Test JOS. ROBINSON, C; Cur

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