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

Mary Harrison

Female Bef 1750 - Aft 1784  (> 36 years)


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  • Name Mary Harrison 
    Born Bef 1750  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1784  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46631  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 

    Father Joseph Hanson Harrison,   b. 2 Jun 1722, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1785, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Harrison,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jun 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elisha Leftwich,   b. Between 1735 and 1744, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1768, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Bef 1767  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F11968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George Hutchison,   b. Bef 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1791, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hutchison,   b. Aft 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)  [natural]
     2. Jane Fowke Hutchison,   b. 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1832, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     3. Anne Hutchison,   b. Bef 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F27848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills, 1780-1791, page 86
      Page 60. Capt. Joseph H. Harrison's Will. [Faded parts]
      I, Joseph Hanson Harrison, of CC, am of sound mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts paid.
      To my daughter Dorothy - all my real estate.
      To my daughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 walnut coaufat [?] and 1 large gilt looking glass [both now at George Hutcheson's], during her natural life, and after her death to my grandson William Hutcheson.
      To my son Joseph White Harrison - 1 desk which was my father's, and is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my granddaughter Mary Hutcheson - 1 small walnut table.
      To my granddaughter Jean Hutcheson - 1small oval table, which is now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my son Richard Harrison - a young Negro man named George; also my silver watch [now in the hands of one Short at Alverson executrix to Cerrefrisond]
      To my sister Elizabeth Mastin - 2 blue _ C_ [now at George Hutcheson's.
      To my niece Mary Mastin - 1 small looking glass with a gilt frame, now at my sister Elizabeth's.
      To my daughter Dorothy - the rest of my estate. I want Dorothy to treat Negro Poll with great tenderness, and that she give a deed of freedom to sd Negro Poll, within the next 5 years.
      Executor: my worthy nephew, friend & benefactor, Colo Robert Townshend Hooe, of the Town of Alexandria.
      Signed Oct 8, 1784 - Jo. H. Harrison. Wit - Rose Townshend Knox, Richard B. Meek, Will. Harrison.
      Probated May 28, 1785 by Col. William Harrison, one of the witnesses. The executor renounced the executorship. Signed at Alexandria Dec 16, 1784 - R. Hooe.
      On May 28, 1785, Letters of Administration were granted to Dorothy Harrison; her securities were Col. Wm. Harrison & Mary Mastin.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 178. Capt. Gerrard Fowke's Will.
      I, Gerrard Fowke Sr, knowing the uncertainty of life and desirous to do my youngest son justice, and being now in good health, do make this my Will.
      To my son Roger Fowke - all the land and plantation I now live on, it being part of Poyton manor.
      To my son Gerrard Fowke Jr - the rest of my lands, provided he conveys to Doctor Gusts Richard Brown, the several tracts of land I sold to sd Rich Brow [sic] , which was left to him, sd Gerrard Fowke, by his uncle, Robert Hanson, whose estate being considerably in debt, I sold the sd lands to discharge them without petitioning the Assembly for power, with a view of saving some expense. But if sd Gerrard refuses to convey the rights to all the land so sold sd Doctor Brown, or disturbs them in the quiet possession of them so that my estate may hereafter become burdened with the penalty of the deed I gave the afd Doctor Richard Brown, then I give all the lands herein before given to sd Gerrard, to be equally divided among those of my children who may be sufferers (by him or his heirs so refusing or disturbing sd Rich Brown in the possession of the land) in equal proportion to their losing.
      To my 3 children, Gerrad, Catherine, & Sarah Fowke - all my personal estate (after my wife's thirds and debts are paid) to be equally divided between them.
      I desire that my son Gerrard Fowke may have full power to act in all things relating to my estate as if of the full age of 21 years.
      Executrix: my wife Sarah Fowke. executor: Gerrard Fowke.
      Signed Nov 9, 1775 - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Saml Hanson of Wm, George Hutchison, Mary Harrison, Violetta Hanson.
      Probated on Jun 12, 1783 by the oaths of the executrix, Mrs. Sarah Fowke, and the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Samuel Hanson of Will, George Hutchison, Mary Hutchison (late Harrison), and Violetta Hanson,
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 516. Instrument of Writing. I, Joseph Hanson Harrison of Durham Parish in CC, for 214 £15 shillings to me paid by Robert Townshend Hooe of Portobacco in CC, merchant, and Robert Hanson Harrison of the Town of Alexandria in Virginia, Attorney at Law, I sell to sd Robert Townshend Hooe and Robert Hanson Harrison, the following 5 slaves, viz, Pompey, a Negro man, Fender, a Negro woman, aged about 31 years, Milly, a Negro girl aged about 10 years, Henny, a Negro girl about age 8, and Flora, age 6, all children of Fender. Signed Feb 7, 1774 - Joseph Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*.
      CC. We, Robert Townshend Hooe & Robert Hanson Harrison, hereby declare that we hold the within mentioned slaves in trust for the sole use of Mrs. Mary Harrison, wife of Joseph Hanson Harrison, during her life, and after her death, to be divided among with any increase they may have between her 2 daughters, Mary and Dorathy Harrison, in case they shall be there living, or to be delivered to the survivor of them if one shall be dead without issue, but if the decd one shall leave issue then living, then to be divided between such surviving daughter the issue of the decd one, we having purchased the slaves afd with money paid to us for the benefit of sd Mary Harrison & her 2 daughters afd. Signed - Robert Townshend Hooe, Robert Hanson Harrison. Wit - Robert Harrison, Daniel Jenifer*. Recorded Feb 12, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 207. May 25, 1767 from Elisha Leftwick of CC, planter, to Burdict (Burditt) Hamilton of CC. On Jul 28, 1761, deeds did reciprocally pass between the afd parties for equally dividing a certain tract of land called Woodberrys Harbour, and in that deed from sd Leftwick to sd Hamilton, 2 errors are now discovered, the one in the division line, and the other error is in the 2nd line in sd deed. The purpose of this deed is to rectify the afd errors. sd Leftwick, for 4 shillings, and for divers other good causes, has sold. to sd Hamilton, one moiety of a tract of land in CC called woodberrys harbour, now in the actual possession of sd Hamilton, being the NE moiety thereof, and bounded by a stone set in the ground close to the bank head of Potomack River by sd Leftwick and Hamilton in 1761 for a stone of division, thence to a line of the original survey, containing about 175 acres, but by patent 150 acres only. Signed - Elisha Leftwick. Wit - Rich Harrison*, Jo: H. Harrison*. Mary, the wife of sd Leftwick, acknowledged this deed. Recorded Jun 11, 1767.

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