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

Richard Tarvin

Male 1691 - 1742  (51 years)


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  • Name Richard Tarvin 
    Born 1 Aug 1691  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1742  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2248  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 

    Family Elizabeth Dent,   b. 1696, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1760, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1717  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Tarvin,   b. Abt 1721, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     2. Richard Tarvin,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1744, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Tarvin,   b. 14 Mar 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1796, Noblestown, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. John Tarvin,   b. Abt 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Tarvin,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 21 May 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     6. William Tarvin,   b. Abt 1727, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1785, Little Kiokee Creek, Columbia County, Georgia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     7. Thomas Tarvin,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
     8. Anne Tarvin,   b. Abt 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1797, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     9. Rebecca Tarvin,   b. Abt 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Tarvin, Richard, Charles County, 8th Dec., 1742; 27th Dec., 1742.
      To wife Elizabeth, extx., life interest in dwelling plantation "Matiawoman" and entire personal estate.
      To son George, 100 A. "Laurel Branch," at his death to pass to his son Richard.
      To sons Richard and John, 300 A. "St. Micholass" at Port Tobacco.
      To son William, 150 A. "Laurel Branch."
      To son Thomas, plantation at death of his mother.
      To daus. Elizabeth, Anne and Rebecca, personalty.
      Test: George Dent, William Theobald, Joshua Allford, William Williamson. MCW 23. 45.
      This will was probated before George heir-at-law.
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      Richard Tarvin 29.342 CH £290.0.11 Aug 14 1744
      Appraisers: William Hanson, Joseph M. Semmes.
      Creditors: Robert Hanson, George Dent.
      Next of kin: George Dent, G. Tarvin.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Tarvin
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      Richard Tarvin 22.93 A CH £64.3.3 Dec 6 1745
      Sureties: Peter Dent (of Prince George's county), Richard Gambra (of Charles County).
      Received from: George Thomas, Dennia Nalley, Mary Burch, executors of William Ansil, William McDaniel, John Fewel.
      Payments to: Samuel Hanson, Jr. per George Tarvin, William Neilson per George Tarvin, John Cannington per George Tarvin, Charles Diggs, William Oard, Ann Burgess, Leonard Green, Elisabeth Smith, Alex McLaran, Moses Bell per George Tarvin, Vestry of All Faiths Parish per George Tarvin, Lord Baltimore per George Tarvin.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Tarvin.,
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      Richard Tarvin 20.359 A CH £290.9.11 £1143.13.3 Aug 44 1744
      Sureties: Peter Dent (of Prince George's County), Richard Gambra (of Charles County).
      Received from: George Tarvin, Thomas Owen, Samuel Clements, Ruth Walker.
      Payments to: Bayne Smallwood, Col. Robert Hanson, Daniel Dulany, Esq. per Mr. William Middleton, Col. George Dent, Mr. Thomas Jobson, Mr. Benjamin Young, Edmund Jennings, Esq., Mr. John Ross, Mr. Oronio Rosoline, Joseph Noble, Jane Scott, Henry Massey, William Cumming, Walter Maddox, Peter Mitchell, William Macentosh, William Lindsey, Mr. Henry Brooke, George Athey, Alexander
      Frazier, Esq. Dulany, Walter Hanson.
      Executrix: Mrs. Elisabeth Tarvin.
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      Richard Tarvin 22.93 A CH £64.3.3 Dec 6 1745
      Sureties: Peter Dent (of Prince George's County), Richard Gambra (of Charles County).
      Received from: George Thomas, Dennia Nalley, Mary Burch, executors of William Ansil, William McDaniel, John Fewel.
      Payments to: Samuel Hanson, Jr. per George Tarvin, William Nellson per George Tarvin, John Cannington per George Tarvin, Charles Diggs, William Oard, Ann Burgess, Leonard Green, Elisabeth Smith, Alex McLaran, Moses Bell per George Tarvin, Vestry of All Faiths Parish per George Tarvin, Lord Baltimore per George Tarvin.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Tarvin.,
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      Richard Tarvin was born in Liverpool, England. He was the 5th and only surviving child of George and Martha. His Mother Martha died in 1701 after her 8th child. Richard left Liverpool, England for America about 1716 or shortly there after.
      Source: Dorothy Tarvin Letter April 6, 1994 to Dick Clark

      Richard Tarvin and his wife, Elizabeth Dent Tarvin, made their home on the Plantation of "Mattawoman" - it being a parcel of land called "Laurell Branch" in Charles County, Maryland. This land was willed to Elizabeth by her father William Dent in 1704-5.
      In 1731 Richard Tarvin was a Justice of Charles County Court and with other Justices- Robert Hanson, John King, Henry Holland Hawkins, Robert Yates, Thomas Stone-made an indenture selling to James Maddox, highest bidder, the old Courthouse and Prison on three acres of land in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland., on 26 April 1731, 1505 Pounds was the amount paid. This selling was authorized by the Assembly in the City of Annapolis on Tuesday, 10 October 1728. (Charles County, Maryland. Land Records Liber M #2 - Folio 249-250)
      In 1741 Richard Tarvin, Sheriff, was ordered by the High Court of Chancery at Annapolis on 27 September in 1741 to make known to Bayne Smallwood that he must appear before that Court on the last Tuesday of October and show cause why a certain patent to him should not be cancelled. The charge against him was brought by Anne Mason, widow, on behalf of her son George Mason. Richard Tarvin, Sheriff of Charles County, answered he had carried out the request. (Charles County Chancery Records- Liber #7 - Folio 547).
      1741- In Archives of Marylaand - Volume XIIV (21) 1745-1747 - Page 8 identifies Richard Tarvin as Charles County Clerk for 1741 collecting fees for ordinary licenses. Also Page 250. Page 301 shows accounts of Richard Tarvin, Sheriff, collecting Ordinary Licenses Fines (not fees) for the years 1742 & 1743. page 324 also identifies as Sheriff of Charles Co. Richard Tarvin in 1741 and George Tarvin in 1742.

      On 27 December 1742, the will of Richard Tarvin was probated in Charles Co.,Md. After the preliminaries - he wills the plantation of "Mattawoman" where he has latley lived and all the lands belonging to it - being part of a Tract of land called "Laurel Branch", to his Dearly Beloved and most Respected wife - Elizabeth (Dent) Tarvin During her Natural Life; and all of his personal Estate except for such as given to the children, To son George, he bequeaths 150 A. - part of the Tract called "Laurell Branch" during his natural life - than to his son, Richard. To sons - Richard and John Tarvin and their heirs (to be equally divided) a Tract of land at Port Tobacco called "St. Nicholass". To son William Tarvin he gives 150 Acres of land in Tract of land called Laurell Branch - adjoining the land given to son George - and the hill thereon.
      To my three daughters (Martha Tarvin, oldest daughter married Joseph Noble on 3 March 1739 - her age was 16 according to misc. DAR files on "Tarvin"- Elizabeth, Ann, Rebecca - he bequeaths one feather bed and furniture to be given as they arrive at age - or marry.
      To Thomas Tarvin the Plantation called "Mattawoman" which was Willed to his wife for her lifetime. (He was supposedly the youngest son.)
      To his beloved Wife, Elizabeth, he appoints her as Exectrix of his last Will - and Earnestly requires the chrildren to be dutiful and obedient to their Mother - and to live in Unity and peace amoung themselves - Just in their dealings, fear God, and keep His Commandments.
      Richard Tarvin - Seal.
      Source: (Book, of Wills - Liber 23 Folio 45-48). All records from Hall of Records- Annapolis, Md. , 21404 P.O. Box 828. Tarvin Lifeline Vol VIII 1993

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Apr. 4, 1719 - Richard Edgar, late of Prince George's Co., deceased, Johanna Edgar widow and James Stoddert of Prince George's Co. and Richard Tarvin of Charles Co., their bond in the sum of 500 pounds sterling, the condition being that the above bound Johanna Edgar, administratrix, make a true inventory on or before July 4 next. Witnesses: George Noble, Ralph Crabb. Signed Johanna Edgar (makes her mark), James Stoddert, Richard Tarvin.
      Source: Shawker, Patricia O., "Prince George's County Administration Bonds, 1698-1757," pub. in Prince George's County Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4 (Mar.-Apr. 2005), Page 74.

      ===Lamar?
      Lenoir, Mary, widow, Charles County, 22nd Dec., 1725;
      To Robert Hanson, gent.; Anne, wife of Thomas Dent, gent.; Elizabeth, wife of Richard Tarvin, gent; Dr. Daniel Jenifer and John Lawson, personalty.
      Robert Hanson afsd., ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: John Brown, Richard Beale, Walter Dodson. 19, 569.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 168.
      At the request of Messrs Gerrad Fowke & Bennett: Hoskins, the following release was recorded this Oct 5, 1724.
      We, George Dent and Richard Tarvin of CC,, gent, we hereby release to Gerrard Fowke of CC, gent, and Bennett Hoskins, executor of Oswald Hoskins, executor of Anne Hoskins, executrix of Philip Hoskins, late of CC decd, all actions or claims, suits, or demands which we might have made against sd Gerrard Fowke & Bennett Hoskins, executor as afd, or either of them, on the testamentary bond of Colo Wm Dent, late of CC, deced. Signed Oct 3, 1724 - Geo Dent, Rich Tarvin. Wit - Robt Hanson, S: Hanson.
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      Charles County Court Records, March Court 1735/6 Court, Liber T#2, Page 156
      Charles Neale and Richard Tarvin, by their petition to the Court here, set forth that there is an absolute necessity of a Rolling Road for the Petitioners and others, to roll their tobacco to Mattawoman, for want of which, they are obliged to go a great deal out of their way, and they pray the Court that an order be entered for clearing the same road &c. Thereupon it is ordered that Samuel Hanson Jr, Edward Clements, and Jacob Clements, do inspect the premises and report to the Court, their opinion of the conveniency and inconveniency that may accrue to the neighbors and others, thereby.
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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 Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 98. At the request of Joseph Milburn Semmes, the following deed was recorded on May 26, 1746.
      Jan 17, 1745[/6] from Elizabeth Tarvin of CC, relict and widow of Richard Tarvin, late of CC, deceased, and natural daughter of Major William Dent, deceased, of CC, to Joseph Milburn Semmes of CC, for 105 £sterling money of GB, actract of land called St. Nicholls, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called St Patrick's, containing and laid out for about 309 acres. signed - Eliz.a Tarvin. Wit - Robert Hanson, Sam.' Hanson.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 299.
      At the request of Richard Slator, the following deed was recorded on Dec 16, 1748.
      Nov 9, 1748 from Francis Clements of CC, planter, to Rich:d Slator of CC, planter, for 5000 lbs tobacco and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called Careless, near the land of Mr. Rich:d Tarvin, lately deceased, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Francis Clements. Wit - Geo: Dent, Jacob (+ his mark) Clements. Elizabeth, wife of the said Francis Clements, released her dower.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 302-4: ST. NICOLAS: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Newman, William: Surveyed 14 July 1663 for Mrs Jane Clarke in the name of Ignatius Causeen on the West side the fresh run of Port Tobacco Creek: ; Conveyance notes - Resurveyed into St. Nicholas 14 July 1704, folio 317
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 317-112: ST. NICOLAS: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Newman, William: Surveyed 14 July 1705 for William Newman beginning at a bound White Oak a bound tree of a tract of land called ST. PATRICKS now in the possession of William Chandler.: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. PATRICKS; ; ; Conveyance notes - 300 Acres - Joseph Milbourne Semmes from Elizabeth Tarvin; 7 Jan 1745, 100 Acres - William Theobald from Joseph Milbourne Semmes; 14 July 1747

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