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

Baker Brooke

Male Abt 1724 - 1771  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Baker Brooke 
    Born Abt 1724  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1771  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18452  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Father Leonard Brooke,   b. 1692, De La Brooke, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1736, Black Walnut Thicket, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Mudd,   b. 1687, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1706  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Ignatius Rev Baker Brooke,   b. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1817, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Walter Dr. Brooke,   b. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1815, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Leonard Rev. Brooke,   b. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1817, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)  [natural]
     4. Oswald Brooke,   b. Abt 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F12379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BROOKE, Baker, Charles Co. 27 Oct, 1770; 4 Jan, 1771
      To sons Baker, Walter, Oswald, Leonard,
      Mentions Rev. Mr, George Hunter,
      Codicil: In case all my sons go Into the Holy Order or have no heirs then bequeath to children of brother Leonard and brother Richard Brooke.
      Tracts: Black Walnut Thicket" In Prince George's Co. Durham Freehold," part "Beach Neck," "St. Catherine" In Prince George's, Co.
      Exs. Uncle Henry Hill and brothers Leonard & Richard.
      Wit: Thomas Simmes, Richard Brooke, Robert Mundell,
      Codicil: To the poor of Portobacco Parish. 38.194
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      Baker Brooke 110.373 CH £864.15.0 Jun 20 1771 Jan 8 1773
      Appraisers: Henry Hagan, Samuel Hanson, Jr.
      Creditors: John Craigh for John and James Jemmison.
      Next of kin: C. Brooke. (no other kin of age)
      Executor: Leonard Brook
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      Baker Brooke 6.326 D CH £1061.12.8 Jun 29 1774
      Sureties: Rachel Neal, Thomas Semmes.
      Legatees: Leonard (son), Port Tobacco Parish. Residue to sons (equally): Baker, Oswald, Walter. Executor: Mr. Leonard Brook.
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      Land Records 26 MAY 1746 Pr. Geo., Md Lib EE folio 462
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      Children
      Baker BROOKE II
      Leonard BROOKE
      Walter BROOKE
      Oswald BROOKE , (Dr.) b: BET 1763 AND 1764 in MD
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 443 OSWALD BROOKE, physician I 1/20/ 799 10/21/1800
      "being Sick in. body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Walter Baker Brooke --son
      Leonard Oswald Brooke --son
      -to have the remainder of testator's lands of '`Black Walnut Thicket" and "Content" to be divided equally between them
      -Leonard to have Negro girl -Bridget" and Walter to have Negro girl " Elizabeth" both being children of "Peg"
      2. Rachel Hatton Brooke --daughter
      Jane Eloisa Brooke --daughter
      -remainder of the personal estate to be divided between them and also to have the right "of abode and dwelling in the respective dwelling houses of my two Sons' lor their single lives
      3. Walter Brooke --brother
      -should all of testator' children die before coming of age. then to have the entire estate
      4. Rachel Brooke --wife
      -named executrix of the will and instructed to sell testator's land on which Ccorge Walls now lives for the payment of testator's debts.
      Witnesses; Baker Brooke
      Walter T. Greenfield
      Eleanor Brooke (mark)
      Then came: Walter Truemari Greenfield
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 443. Jan 10, 1764 from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer of CC, merchant, to Baker Brooke of CC, Gentleman, for n hundred and sixty € sterling and for other causes and considerations, two tracts of land, that is to say, all that tract or moiety of land called Durham & now in the [possession] of ad Jenifer and which sd land was conveyed to him by ale, bounded by the middle of the second line of the original tract of Durham & which contains by patent 750 .. hundred and sixty perches from the beginning of the sd Beech neck .. the land formerly sold by Ralph Falkner to Jeremiah Chase, containing 200 acres. To have and to hold, sd two tracts of land called Durham and Beech Neck to sd Baker Brooke. Signed - Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer. Witnesses - Walter Hanson*, Josias Hawkins*. Recorded Apr 6, 1764.
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      1787-1789 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber HH 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 464. At the request of Oswald Brooke the following Deed was recorded October 9, 1788
      Indenture made September 4, 1788; Whereas Baker Brooke, of Charles County, Maryland, deceased father of brothers Walter Brooke, physician of St. Mary's County, Maryland and Oswald Brooke, physician of PGCo did by his last will and testament bearing date October 27, 1770 did bequeath them three tracts called "Saint Catharine", "Black Walnut Thickett" and "Content" originally granted for 650 acres to be equally divided between them. And whereas by a late survey in 1783 "Saint Catharine" contains 73 acres, "Black Walnut Thickett" contains 365 acres and "Content" contains 327 acres so the whole contains 765 acres when a mutual division was made between the brothers and Walter Brooke was to have "Content" with 66 ½ acres of "Black Walnut Thickett" joining the northside of "Content" and Oswald Brooke was to have "Saint Catherine" and the remainder of "Black Walnut Thickett" for his part and a division line was drawn from the 4th bound tree of "Black Walnut Thickett" and the 6th boundary of "Content". Now this indenture witnesseth that Walter Brooke in consideration of 688 pounds 12 shillings paid by Oswald Brooke has sold all that tract called "Content" lying in St. Paul's Parish between the main North Branch of Deep Creek and the Brick Church containing the remaining 327 acres together part of "Black Walnut Thickett" containing 66 ½ acres and adjoining the north side of "Content". Signed Walter Brooke in the presence of and acknowledged before Frank Leeke, Samuel Hepburn

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