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

John Gardiner

Male Bef 1735 - 1765  (> 30 years)


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  • Name John Gardiner 
    Born Bef 1735  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1765  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23271  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Luke Gardiner,   b. 1695, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Boarman,   b. 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1778, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1723  Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Mattingly,   b. Bef 1739, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1755  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Gardiner,   b. Aft 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Monica Gardiner,   b. Aft 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      GARDINER, JOHN Charles Co. 5 Dec, 1764; 26 Feb, 1765
      Edward Boarman, sen., ex,
      To Edward Boarman, all those Negroes In possession Of Thomas Mattly(?), John Paptis Mattly(?) of St. Mary's Co. and Benedick Spalding of Calvert County, that appears to be due me, Account 'to be settled by William Bowling and Joshua Sanders. Balance to be applied to debts and balance to two daus. Mary Gardiner and Monica Gardiner.
      Wit: Thomas Bowling, Junr., Henry Boarman. 33.111
      ===
      7/4/1758: Admin. accts. of Luke Gardiner, SMC.
      Sureties: James Smith, Thomas Mooney.
      Payments to: Francis Parnham, Philip Key, Esq.
      Distribution to: Widow, 1/3. Residue to (orphans, in equal amounts): John Gardiner (of age); Mary Gardiner (of age); Susanna Gardiner (of age); Joseph Gardiner (of age); Jane Gardiner (of age); Luke Gardiner (age 14); Elizabeth Gardiner (age 13); Richard Gardiner (age 11).
      Admx.: Mary Gardiner. (Admin. accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers, 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.). NOTE: This record is not on CD #206.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 450,
      Edward Boarman Sr will.
      Nov 5, 1784. I, Edward Boarman Sr of CC, am infirm of body but of sound and perfect memory. Firstly, I want my debts and funeral charges paid.
      To my wife Elizabeth - all my horses, cattle, sheep, & hogs and all my household furniture.
      To my sons James & Wilfred Boarman - all my lands & tenements that I have any claim to, to be equally divided between them.
      To my daughter Mary Boarman - she shall keep and possess all the Negroes & stock, forever, and all other things that I gave her, at the time she married Ralphael [sic]
      Boarman, and that she has now in her possession. Whereas I gave a deed to Nicholas Serlott for a piece of land whereon William Kinnick now lives and dwells, and the line that runs between my now dwelling house & William Kinnick's appears to be run wrong, my will is that my sons, James & Wilfred Boarman, shall lay the sd line, agreeable to the true intent and meaning of the sd deed.
      Whereas John Gardiner did, by his Will, bequeath to me all his right to some Negroes that his father, Luke Gardiner, gave him, at the time the sd John Gardiner was married to his wife, and "that I have been at Law for with the Mattingleys", my will is that my executrix and executors should sue for sd Negroes again, and should recover any part or all the sd Negroes, bequeathed to me by the sd John Gardiner, then in my house, so that all the cost of the lawsuit and other legal charges be first paid out of the sd Negroes, then my will is that the third part of sd Negroes recovered shall be given to Mary Tices children, she being daughter to sd John Gardiner, and likewise, one third part of sd Negroes recovered shall be given to Monica Gardiner, daughter to sd John Gardiner, and the remaining two third parts" of the sd Negroes recovered as afd, I give to my sons, James and Wilfred Boarman. My just debts and legacies must first be paid.
      To my wife and Sons, James and Wilfred - the balance of my personal estate, to be equally divided between them.
      executor: my wife Elizabeth.
      executors: my sons James & Wilfred Boarman.
      Signed - Ed. Boarman.
      wit - William Waters, Joshua (IM his mark) Morris, Joshua Sanders.
      Probated on Jan 19, 1785 by the executrix and both executors and by the oaths of witnesses William Waters & Joshua Morris. Joshua Sanders, the other witness was decd when the above probate was taken. Elizabeth Boarman quitted her claim to the several bequests in the Will, and instead chose to receive her dower, or third part, of her decd's husband's estate, both real and personal. Before John Muschett, Regr of Wills.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 290, Nov 24, 1762 from Henry Greenwell of St. Mary's County and Francis, his wife, to John Gardiner in Maryland, for 8000 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called Carnarvan, lying upon the east side of Zacharah Swamp in CC, containing 650 acres. Signed - Henry Greenwell, Frances Greenwell. Wit - Rich' Harrison*, Walter Hanson*. Recorded [May] 21, 1763.
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
      Volume 724, Page 396

      This Indenture Tripartite made the
      second day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred
      and sixty three Between John Gardiner of Saint Mary's County planter
      and John Mason of the same county Planter of the First part Ignatius
      Wheeler of the same county planter of the second part and Evan Williams
      of the same county Gentleman of the third part Witnesseth that whereof
      a certain Robert Slye by his last Will and Testament bearing date the
      Eighteenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand six
      hundred and seventy devised a Tract or parcel of Land called Rich Neck
      parcel of Saint Clements Mannor lying and being scituated in the county
      aforesaid to his two daughters Elizabeth and Frances and the Heirs of
      their Bodies to be equally divided between them And Whereas the said
      Elizabeth and Frances by Virtue of the said device entered and were seized
      thereof as Tenants in Common and being so seized they the said
      Elizabeth and Frances with their respective Husbands did by agreement
      divide the said Tract or parcel of Land called Rich Neck or Maidens Bower
      between them in severalty by Metes and Bounds And Whereas the
      said tract or parcel of Land hath since descended to the said Ignatius Wheeler
      as Heir in Tail of the said Frances and to the said John Gardiner
      as Heir in Tail to the said Elizabeth And Whereas the said Ignatius
      Wheeler and John Gardiner have always held the said Tract or parcel of
      Land according to the Metes and Bounds so made and agreed upon by the
      said Elizabeth and Frances And Whereas the said John Gardiner
      hath since sold all his part of the said Tract of Land so allotted the said
      Elizabeth as aforesaid to a certain Philip Key John Bond and
      the said John Mason but the said Division between the said Elizabeth
      and Frances being made as is supposed by parole and
      not according to the strict rules of Law It is now apprehended that the same
      was not binding upon their respective in Tail And Whereas there
      is likely to arise a Dispute and Controversy between the said John Gardiner
      Ignatius Wheeler and John Mason of and concerning the Bounds of that
      part of the said Tract of Land which the said John Gardiner hath conveyed to the
      said John Mason And Whereas the said parties are minded and have agreed
      to make a perpetual partition and Division of the premisses by allotting to
      the said Ignatius Wheeler his Moiety or part of the said Tract of Land in severalty
      by Metes and Bounds in Manner as is herein after expressed And Whereas
      the Lands and Premisses herein after limited or intended to be limited to the
      use of the said Ignatius Wheeler and his heirs is adjudged and hereby agreed
      to be of greater Value than his Moiety of the whole of the said Tract of Land
      called Rich Neck or Maidens Bower by the sum or Value of thirteen hundred
      and fifty pounds of Crop Tobacco and the said Ignatius Wheeler hath agreed to
      pay to the said John Gardiner and John Mason the said sum of thirteen
      hundred and fifty pounds of Crop Tobacco by way of Equivalent and to make
      the part by the said John Gardiner sold to the said Philip Key John Bond
      and John Mason one full and equal Moiety of the said Tract of Land
      called Rich Neck or Maidens Bower Now this Indenture
      Witnesseth that to the intent and purpose a perpetual partition and
      Division may be had and made by the said John Mason and John Gardiner
      with the said Ignatius Wheeler of the said TRact of Land of Rich Neck or
      Maidens Bower and that the said Ignatius Wheeler and his heirs may for
      ever hereafter have hold and enjoy the said premisses in severalty in such
      manner as is herein after mentioned and also for and in consideration of
      the said sum of thirteen hundred and Fifty pounds of Crop Tobacco to the
      said John Gardiner and John Mason in hand paid at or before the
      ensealing and Delivery hereof the Receipt whereof (and the same to be a
      full Equivalent for that purpose what the part of the said Tract of Land
      hereafter allotted to the said Ignatius Wheeler doth Exceed in value the part
      sold by the said John Gardiner to the said Philip Key the said Ignatius
      Wheeler doth exceed in Value the part sold by the said John Gardiner
      to the said Philip Key John Bond and John Mason they the said
      John Gardiner and John Mason do hereby acknowledge and
      thereof and of and from every part thereof do acquit release and
      discharge the said Ignatius Wheeler his Heirs and assigns by
      these present for ever they the said John Gardiner and John Mason
      Have and each of them Hath granted aliened released & confirmed
      and by these presents Do grant alien release and confirm unto
      the said Ignatius Wheeler and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever
      All the right Title Claim Interest and demand whatsoever
      of them the said John Guardiner and John Mason of in and
      to all that part of a Tract or parcel of Land now in the
      possession of him the said Ignatius Wheeler lying and being scituate
      in the county aforesaid called Rich Neck or Maiden's Bower Beginning
      at a Locust Post on the Top of a Hill about a quarter of a Mile
      from M.r George Slye's house being the last Boundary of Rich
      Neck and one of the Boundaries of the said George Slye's Land called
      Bushwood and runs south fifty two and a half degrees East Three
      hundred and Nine perches to the place where a Red Oak formerly
      stood near a small fresh Run under the high grounds and by
      a path that formerly led from Bushwood to the head of Clements
      Bay the said Tree being a Boundary of Rich Neck or Maiden's
      Bower then south nine Degrees West seventy four perches
      to intersect a line formerly said to be the dividing Line
      between Peter Mills and Frances his Wife and Elizabeth Cole and now
      one of the Lines of Philip Key Esquire's part of the said Rich Neck or
      Maiden Bower then running with the said line of the said Philip Key south
      sixty Nine degrees West Eighty Eight perches then with another line of the
      said Philip Key's Land North Twenty Degrees West fifty six perches to a
      white oak thence with another Line of the said Philip Key's Land
      south sixty one Degrees West sixty seven perches to a Locust Post
      standing near a main Road that formerly led to Bushwood Church
      then running with another Line of the said Philip Key's Land south
      Twenty two degrees West ninety perches to a locust post marked
      ECP Key PM said to be the beginning of the said Philip Key's
      Land then running with the Line of Gerrard Bond's part of Rich
      Neck or Maiden Bower south twenty three and a half degrees West
      thirty three perches where a Locust post formerly stood said to be the second
      Boundary of the said Gerrard Bond's Land then running with a Line
      of John Gardiners or John Mason's Land south sixty one and a
      half degrees West ninety perches to the side of Manapotoson Run where
      a tree formerly stood proved by Owen Braddy and Ignatius Wheeler to be
      the dividing Tree between Peter Mills and Frances his Wife and Elizabeth
      Cole thence running up the several Meanders of the said Monatoposon
      Run to the beginning containing by Estimation Three hundred and
      seventy six acres more or less To have and To hold
      the said part of the said Tract or parcel of Land to the said Ignatius Wheeler
      and his Heirs for ever and the said John Gardiner and John Mason
      do for themselves and their heirs respectively covenant and agree to
      and with the said Ignatius Wheeler his heirs and assigns that he the
      said Ignatius Wheeler his Heirs and assigns shall quietly enjoy
      hold occupy and possess the Lands and premisses aforesaid without
      any let hindrance Interruption or Molestation of them the said
      John Gardiner and John Mason and their heirs respectively or any
      other person or persons whatsoever Claiming by from or under them
      the said John Gardiner and John Mason or their Heirs respectively
      And the said John Gardiner John Mason Ignatius Wheeler an Evan Williams do
      covenant and agree to and with each other that one good and perfect Common
      Recovery according to the course of common recoveries in such case used
      shall be had perfected and executed of the said premisses in the Provincial Court
      at Annapolis in which common recovery the said Evan Williams shall
      be demandant and the said Ignatius Wheeler and John Mason shall be
      Tenants who shall vouch to Warranty the said John Gardiner who shall
      vouch to Warranty the common vouchee and all other requisite proceedings
      shall be had for the making and perfecting such Common Recovery which
      is hereby agreed shall be executed and perfected before the End of the
      provincial court now sitting And it is hereby declared and agreed
      by and between all the said parties to these presents and the true intent
      and meaning & every of them and of these presents are that the said
      common recovery so or in any other manner to be had or suffered
      of the premisses aforesaid were are and be and are meant and
      intended to be and shall be and enure and shall be adjudged deemed
      and taken to be and the said Evan Williams & his heirs shall stand
      and be seized thereof to the only proper Use and Behoof of him
      the said Ignatius Wheeler his heirs and assigns for ever
      In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents
      have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and
      seals the day and year first above Written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in John Gardiner (s)
      the presence of us John Mason (s)
      (the interlienation between the sixth Ignatius Wheeler (s)
      and seventh line from the Top of the Evan Williams (s)
      second page) being first made
      Thompson Mason and John Hall

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Written viz

      Received on the day and year first within Written of and from the
      within named Ignatius Wheeler thirteen hundred and fifty pounds
      of Crop Tobacco being the consideration within mentioned to be paid
      by him to John Gardiner
      John Mason

      On the second day of mary in the Year of our Lord One thousand
      seven hundred and sixty three came before me the subscriber one of
      his Lordships Provincial Justices the within named John Gardiner
      John Mason Ignatius Wheeler and Evan Williams and did
      severally acknowledge the within deed to be their respective act &
      Deed to and for the uses intents and purposes within mentioned
      and the Lands and premisses therein mentioned and every part and
      parcel thereof to be the right and Estate of the said Ignatius Wheeler
      his heirs and assigns for ever according to the true Intent and Meaning
      of the same deed and the act of assembly in such case made
      and provided B Hands
      Recorded the 2.d May 1763
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

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      Nov. 5, 1772 - The following deposition was taken at a land commission for "the Valleys" owned by Robert Haislope. Mary Ward, aged 55 years or thereabouts, deposeth that 30 odd years ago her deceased husband, George Walker, Joseph Thomas (deceased) and John Garner deceased informed her that the locust stake described in Dennis Dowing's deposition which she says was near the place she now stands was a boundary of Mr. Neale's land.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber U No. 3, Page 263.
      Comment: The first name of Mary's Ward husband is not known.

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