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

Elizabeth Dent

Female Abt 1720 - 1780  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Dent  [1
    Born Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Nov 1780  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18382  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father George Dent,   b. 27 Sep 1690, Nanjemy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1754, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Herbert,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1764, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1713  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Penn,   b. Abt 1708, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1753, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1738  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jezreel Penn,   b. Bef 1736, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)  [natural]
     2. William Penn,   b. Abt 1738, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F1481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Harrison,   b. 1716, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1780, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1754  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married: BEF 03 APR 1753 in Charles County, Maryland
      Note:
      Maryland State Archives: Col. Richard, m. by 3 April 1753,
      Elizabeth Penn (kin of William Penn, dec.) (CHPR 1753-1765:7).
    Children 
     1. William Harrison,   b. Bef 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1789, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ABSTRACTS OF THE PREROGATIVE COURT OF MARYLAND 1751-1756, Skinner. Page 59: Mr. William Penn, CH 57.25; 551 pounds. 9 shillings.0; April 3 1753 May 7, 1753; Appraisers: Barton Warren, Edward Ford; Creditors: Walter Hanson attorney for John Scott, Gustavus Brown; Next of Kin: Elisabeth Joy, Notley Dutton; Administratrix: Elisabeth Harrison (late Elisabeth Penn), wife of Col. Richard Harrison.

      Estate of William Penn settled Charles County 1758 by Col. Richard Harrison and his wife Elizabeth and distributed to the widow Elizabeth Harrison and her sons, Jezreal Penn and William Penn. (Balance Book No. 2, pg 98.)

      referred to as the "now wife" of Richard Harrison in Father George Dent's 1754 will.
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      Mr. William Penn 57.26 CH £551.9.0 Apr 3 1753 May 7 1753
      Appraisers: Barton Warren, Edward Ford.
      Creditors: Walter Hanson attorney for John Scott, Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: Elisabeth Jay( Joy), Notly Dutton.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Harrison (late Elisabeth Penn), wife of Col. Richard Harrison.
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      William Penn 2.98 D CH £558.6.8 Jul 5 1758
      Sureties: Richard Harrison, George Dent, Jr.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Zezreal Penn, William Penn.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Harrison, wife Of Col. Richard Harrison.
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      WADE, ZACHARIAH, Prince George's Co. 13 Dec, 1744
      8 Apr, 1745
      To son ZACHARIAH, "Stoney Harbour," north side Tinkers Run and "Wade's Adventure."
      Reserving to MARY, my beloved wife, her dower (page 52).
      To dau MEEK, 100 A. of "Stoney Harbor' which land was bequeathed to him by his father, ROBERT WADE,
      To daus Anne and MARY ANN, "Wade's Adventure," lying near the head of Piscataway Creek, 150 A., which I purchased of Robert Wade, Jr.
      To dau MEEK, 1 horse which came of Richard Wade's mare and was broke and gaited by Alexander Norton. (Pgs. 52 & 53)
      My late dau ELIZABETH, the wife of Richard Harrison, was provided for when married to sd. Harrison, now dec'd.
      To JOSEPH, the son of sd. Harrison, money for mourning rings
      To VIRLINDER, the dau of sd. Harrison, also by my sd, dau ELIZABETH, when she is age 16 or on her date of marriage.
      To grand-son GEORGE WADE, 20 s.
      To JOHN, the son and SARAH, the dau of my late bro, dec'd.
      Wit: John Tolson., Step. Pickering, James Kendall,
      8 Apr, 1745 came MARY WADE. extx,, and declared she was determined to have her thirds of dec'd's estate and would not abide by the devise as in the will. 24.51-53
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      DENT, ANN, Charles Co. 4 May, 1764
      20 Jun, 1764
      To dau. Elizabeth Harrison, clothes.
      To dau. Mary A. Cox, clothes.
      To dau. Anne Ireland, Mulatto Tom, horses, stock.
      To son George Dent, still, candlestands, other.
      To Eleanor McPharling, Negro wench, Moll, during her life and at her decease to her son Herbert Blackiston.
      To dau. Margaret Greenfield, Negzo man Dick.
      To son John Dent, Negro man, Carpenter, and other.
      To dau. Sarah Dent, negro girl, Sarah, horses, furniture.
      To dau. Rebecca Marshall, Negro wench Cate that works in the house, clothing.
      To dau. Letty Stoddert, Negro man, Phill, cattle, clothing.
      To granddau. Anne Herbert Dent, Negro boy James son of Tom and Cate, furniture.
      To grandson William Herbert Ireland, Negro boy, Phill, furniture, mare.
      To granddau. Anne Dent, furniture.
      To granddau. Anne Alexander, dishes.
      To grandson Harbert Blackiston, silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Marshall, lesser silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Stoddert, tablespoons.
      Residue of estate to son John Dent, ex.
      Wits Joseph Thompson. 32. 161
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 465. At the request of John Dent, the following deed was recorded on Mar 26, 1751.
      We, George Dent and Ann Dent of CC, for the natural love which we have for our son, John Dent of CC, and for 5 shillings sterling, we give John 2 tracts of land lying formerly in Prince Georges County but since part of that County by a late Act of Assembly has been annexed to CC. Sd lands appear to lie in CC, the one called Clarks Inheritance, the other Clarks Purchase, said to contain 500 acres each. To have and to hold after the death of either of us, George or Ann, Clarks Inheritance, except such small part thereof as is cleared and occupied by Stephen Lomax, a tenant now living thereon. And after the death of each of us, George and Ann, sd John Dent to enjoy the other tract called Clarks Purchase. If, however, sd John Dent shall die before he is possessed of sd lands, or being so possessed should die without lawful issue and without disposing of the lands by his will or otherwise, then we, George and Ann, in consideration of the natural love which we have for our daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of William Pen, Sarah; Rebeccah, and Liley [Letey?] Dent, do give them the 2 tracts, and if a daughter dies without issue, the survivors to enjoy the whole, and in case they all die without issue, we give the 2 tracts to the right heirs of us. Signed Feb 23, 1750[/1] - Geo Dent, Ann Dent. wit - Robt Yates, Arthur
      Lee. Afd Ann, the wife of George Dent, relinquished her right in the lands within mentioned. {The deed was examined and corrected by the original deed on Nov 23, 1773 by the Commissioner appointed for that purpose by Richd Fendall, Clk}
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-86: CLARKS INHERITANCE: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Herbert, William: : Surveyed 3 June 1663 for Ralph Clarke on the North side of the main fresh run at the head of Mattawoman creek called Nateing.: Conveyance notes - 500 Acres - Philip Lynes from John Godson; 15 May 1677, Charged in Prince Georges County,,
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills AF 7.555
      Colo Richard Harrison's Will
      I, Richard Harrison of CC, am of perfect mind and memory.
      To my wife Elizabeth, during her natural life, 4 tracts of land, viz, Cowspring, 400 acres; Dover Clift, 100 acres; Pittsylvania, 120 acres; and my part of Wattson's Purchase, 2.5 acres. Also one third of all my Negroes. I want the Negroes I hold with her to be included in her third part. I also give her one third of my money, plate, household furniture, stock, my personal estate.
      To my 3 sons, Robert, William, & Walter Harrison the remaining two thirds of my Negroes, to be equally divided between them, and also the remaining two thirds of my money, plate, household furniture, stock, and all my personal estate, to be equally divided between them. Also, all my hands, by what kind of right or title, to be equally divided between them.
      The division of the lands bequeathed to my wife during her life, not to take place until her death.
      If any of my 3 sons dies without lawful issue and making no will, his lands shall be equally divided among the survivors.
      Executors: my 3 sons, Robert, William, & Walter
      Signed Jul 19, 1776 R. Harrison.
      Wit: Thos Keibeard, Wm Barker, Reuben Dye

      Probated on Sep 16, 1780 by the oath of Walter Hanson Harrison, on of the executors that this Will is the whole will of Col Richard Harrison, late of CC decd, and that he does not know of any other excetp a will made antecedent to this, in the year 1773, which is said to be lodged in the hands of Saml Hanson, Esq.

      Sep 16, 1780. Then came witness Keibeard, who made oath that he saw the testator sign and seal the Will. The Heir at Law is a minor and therefore not present. Wm Barker, one of the witnesses, is dead, and Reuben Dye, the other witness, is beyond sea. Elizabeth, the widow of the decd, was present at the taking of the above probate.

      On Nov 17, 1780, came Robert Hanson Harrison, Esq, & Colo William Harrison, two of the executors, and made oath that the instrument of writing contains the whole Will.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 516. Deed of Partition, recorded at the request of William Harrison_
      Indenture made Mar 1, 1781 between Robert Hanson Harrison, William Harrison, and Walter Hanson Harrison, sons & devisees of Colo Richard Harrison, late of Nanjemoy in CC, decd_ whereas sd Colo Richard Harrison, in his lifetime, was seized in fee simple of sundry tracts and parcels of land in Durham Parish in CC, under the names of Cow Spring, Dover Clifts, Stone's Resurvey which includes part of Dover Clifts, Pyttsilvania, and a part of Watson's Purchase, also St. Edwards, Harrisons Plains, part of Tomkinson's, Long Looked For, part of Joe Wright's Discovery, Antwerp, Amsterdam, part of Verlinda's, of Bretts Adventure, of Hudsons Disappointment, Griffis' Folly, King's Evil, and Alexanders Chance, and also Holly Spring, Carpenters Square, and Richards Pleasure, - and the sd Richard Harrison being so thereof seized, by his CC will dated Jul 19, 1776, devised that all his lands should be equally divided between his 3 sons, Robert, William, and Walter Harrison, and directed that the division of the lands bequeathed to his wife during her natural life, should not take place until her death_ And whereas Elizabeth, the widow and relict of the sd Richard Harrison, is now dead, having departed this life last Nov 25 - and partition of no part of the lands afd has yet been made, now this indenture witnesses that it is covenanted between the afd Robert Hanson Harrison, William Harrison, and Walter Hanson Harrison, that the following partition of the lands afd shall take place and hold between then forever, That is to say, First, sd Robert Hanson Harrison shall have all of Cow Spring, Pittsylvania, Stones Resurvey, Dover Clifts, and that part of Watsons Purchase of which Ed Richard was and died seized. Secondly, the Sd William Harrison shall have all of St, Edwards, Harrisans Plains, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Griffis' Folly, King's Evil, and AleXanders Chance, and those parts of Tomkinson's, Long Looked For, Joe Wright's Discovery, Verlinda's, Bretts Adventure, and Hudsons Disappointment whereof sd Richard Harrison died seized, Thirdly, sd Walter Hanson Harrison shall have all of Holly Spring, Carpenters Square, and Richards Pleasure. Signed - Rob; H. Harrison, Will Harrison, Walter H Harrison. Wit - Warren Dent, Rich Barnes (CC JPs). Rebecca, the wife of the sd William Harrison, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Mar 16, 1781.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

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