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

William Combs

Male 1700 - 1783  (83 years)


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  • Name William Combs 
    Born 1700  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1783  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56593  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Richard Combs,   b. 1653, Stratford, Warrickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Shircliffe,   b. Abt 1694, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winifred Ensey,   b. Abt 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Aft 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Combs,   b. Bef 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1779, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
     2. John Clement Combs,   b. Bef 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1776 and 1780, Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Combs,   b. Abt 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1822, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Combs,   b. Bef 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)  [natural]
     5. William Combs,   b. Bef 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Charles County, Maryland - Distribution Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years)  [natural]
     6. Richard Combs,   b. Abt 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1796, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)  [natural]
     7. Clare Combs,   b. Bef 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     8. Winifred Combs,   b. Bef 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
     9. Elizabeth Combs,   b. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Port Tobacco, East Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F11999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 220.
      William Coomes' Sr Will.
      I, William Coomes Sr of CC, planter, am in perfect health.
      To my son William Coomes - a parcel of land adjoining the land of his deed, from the rowlling path 100 yards in width as his land runs to his beginning tree, thence to Greens Inheritance.
      To Joseph Coomes' 2 oldest daughters - 1 cow apiece.
      To Richard Coomes - several tracts of land, viz, Coomes Delight, Duncassell Paw thickets enlarged, and all my land between Walter Smith's land and my son William's land, and 1 Negro boy, Isack.
      To Clare Thompson - the use of a tract of land called the addition, during her life, and after her death to be equally divided between her 2 sons.
      To my daughter Winifrit Smith - a parcel of land from the end of the meadows to the end of the last line of Coomes hunting place.
      To Edward Miles - all my land on the south side of the pond, adjoining his plantation and McFeniss line.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Smith - a tract of land called Donde reserved, from her plantation, with McFenises line to the long Pond, and with the pond to her brothers line and with his line and the Rowling road to an ancient path that leads to George Boswell's as far as McFeniss line, and with it to her plantation. Also 1 Negro man called Charles.
      To Sarah Greene - the plantation she lives on, and with my fence to the road and with the road to the path that leads to George Boswells, and with McFenises line and as my lands runs to the plantation, during her life; after to be her son Henry's,
      To Anna Coomes - 1 Negro girl called Mary.
      To Mr. Ignatius Mathews - 1 Negro called Benjamin or a Negro woman and child, to be sold, one half of the money to be given to the poor, the rest for the use he shall think proper,
      To my wife - my dwelling plantation and the use of my stock, during her life, and also my Negroes excepting Charles and Isack, and the rest of estate, after my just debts are paid, to be equally divided between William Coomes and Richard Coomes.
      Executor: my afd son William Coomes.
      Signed Feb 11, 1783 - Wm Coomes Sr_ Wit - Giles Green Jr,
      Joseph Green Thompson, James Thompson.
      Probated on Sep 27, 1783 by the oath of the executor,
      William Coomes Jr, and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses.
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      THOMPSON, ELIZABETH, Charles Co, 9 Sep, 1765; 16 Oct, 1765
      To bro. Joseph Greene Thompson and sister Anne Thompson, two Negroes,
      To William Thompson, a ring.
      To Cloe Thompson, the last years hire of my Negroes.
      Ex,: Bro. Joseph Greene Thompson,
      Wit: William Coomes, Senr., William Coomes, Junr, 33. 419
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      THOMPSON, WILLIAM, Charles Co. 29 Apr, 1767; 4 Sep, ====
      To son James Thompson, my dwelling plantation with land joining and If he dies without Issue then to my son Leonard Thompson.
      To son Joseph Thompson, 5 lbs currency and cloths.
      To son Ignatius Thompson, 5 sh., bed,
      To granddau, Elinder Thompson, bed.
      To dau. Elizabeth Thompson, colt.
      Remainder of estate to be divided between son Leonard Thompson and James Thompson and daus., Elizabeth, Apelonia, Mary and Susanna Thompson.
      Son Leonard and dau. Elizabeth, exs.
      Wit: Wm. Coomes, Senr., Charles Green, William Coomes, Junr.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 160.
      At the request of William Coombes, the following
      deed was recorded on Jun 22, 1747.
      May 10, 1747 from Thomas Coombes of CC, planter, & Elizabeth, his wife, to Wm Coombes of CC, planter, for 10,000 lbs tobacco, all that part of a tract of land called Greens Inheritance, lying in CC on the north side of Portobacco main branch, it being part of a tract of land bequeathed to Mary Green, daughter of Leonard Green, and bounded by land now belonging to Basel Spalding, Anquish Maccoy, containing about 146 acres. Signed - Thomas Coombes. Wit - William Middleton, Robt Yates. Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Coombes, released her dower.
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      William Coombes to Joseph Coombes 29 Nov. 1756-1 Dec. 1756 "Coombes Park": Beginning at a bound Spanish Oak standing "Greens Inheritance" on a plain in the last line of Greens Inheritance and running thence E 200 perches then N 14oW 120 per then N 35oW 40 per then S 40oW 40 per. then S 64oW 116 per then with a straight line to beginning containing 100 acres of land; also part of tract called Greens Inheritance: beg on north side of Portabacco main branch and being part of land beqeathed to Mary Green, the dau. of Leonard Green; beg: a 2nd bound tree of the land now belonging to Basil Spalding and running thence N 83oE 190 per to a marked red oak standing in a glade, then N 1o Westerly 72 per to a walnut then N 21o and a half E 90 per then S 83o W 224 per to first bound tree of Angus McKays, then with strait line to first bound tree = 146 acres, with dwelling houses, etc.;
      wit: Allen Daveis, Sam Hanson, no wife. Wife, Winifred, agreement found in Liber O#3, fol, 731 (1770) G-3, p. 26
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      Charles County Land Records Book 1765-1770 O#3; Page 9.
      Oct 24, 1765 from William Coombs of CC, planter, to his daughter Mary Miles .. Edward Miles of CC, carpenter, for 10 £, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called Two Partners, containing about 150 acres. Signed - William Coombs Sr. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Thos Contee*. Winifred, the wife of sd William Coombes, released her dower. Recorded Oct 24, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 159. Nov 9, 1757 from William Coomes of CC, to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, of CC, Merchant, for 200 £sterling, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land now in the possession of sd William Coomes called the Two Partners, patented to sd Coomes on Oct 15, 1755 for 1238 acres, bounded by the east line of Dodsons Courage, containing about 654 acres. Signed - William Coomes. Wit - Sam Hanson, Daniel Jenifer. Winnefred, the wife of the sd William Coomes, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jan 9, 1758.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 256. Instrument of Writing. Whereas divers persons, without leave, have and still continue to hunt and drive game from the lands of the subscriber, not only to his prejudice in the loss of such game, but also prejudicial to his stock, they being disturbed, he therefore hereby forewarns all persons not to hunt with dogs or guns on any of his lands, as they may expect being presented [presented] as the law directs, & he also gives public notice that he will destroy any dogs that he finds on any of his lands. Signed Dec 12, 1758 - Wm Coomes. Recorded Dec 16, 1758.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 380. Deed. .. in Maryland, planter, & Mary Ann .. & William Coombs Sr of CC, witnesses that sd George Boswell & Mary Ann, his wife, for and in consideration of a Negro woman to them in hand paid by sd William Coombs (Coombs) Sr and for other valuable considerations, herein conveyed to sd William Coombs Sr is all that tract of land in Cc near the head of Port Tobacco [Cr], bounded by containing about === acres (the graveyard excepted) .. Signed - George (X his mark) Boswell, eby. wit - Walter Hanson*, [Dan] of St. Thos, Jenifer*, Acknowledged on Nov 11, 1763, Mary Ann, the ,wife of sd George, released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded 1763.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 9. Oct 24, 1765 from William Coombs of CC, planter, to his daughter Mary Miles .. Edward Miles of CC, carpenter, for 10 £ and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called Two Partners, containing about 150 acres. Signed.- William Coombs Sr. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Thos Contee*. Winifred, the wife of sd William Coombes, released her dower. Recorded Oct 24, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 12. Oct 24, 1765 from William Coomes Sr of CC, planter, to William Coomes Jr of CC, for the natural love that William Sr has far his son, sd William Jr, and for 10 £, and for divers other causes, part of a tract of land in CC called the Two Partners, bounded by a small branch that leads into the main branch of Portobacco [Cr], Greens Inheritance, Mary Miles, containing about 260 acres. Signed - Wm Coomes Sr. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Thos Contee*. Winifred, wife of the afd Wm Coombs Sr, released her dower. Recorded Oct 24, 1765,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 731. Acknowledgment. On the back of a deed, William Coomes to Joseph Coomes, recorded in Liber G 43 pages 26-28, was the following acknowledgment, viz, CC, Jun 28, 1770, then came Winefred Coomes, wife of the within mentioned William Coomes, and relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed by the within deed. Recorded Jun 30, 1770.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 594. May 31, 1774 from Edward Miles, carpenter, and Mary, his wife, of CC, to William Coomes Sr of CC, for the natural love that they have for their father, the afd William Coomes Sr, and for 10 £, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC, commonly called the two partners, containing about 150 acres. Signed - Edward Miles, Mary Miles. Wit - Jas Craik*, G.R. Brown*. Recorded May 31, 1774
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 595. May 31, 1774 from William Coomes Sr of CC, planter, to William Coomes Jr of CC, planter, for the natural love that William Coomes Sr has for his son, the afd William Coomes Jr, and for 10 £, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called The Two Partners, bounded by a small branch that falls into the main Branch of Portobacco [Cr], Greens Inheritance, Mary Miles' part of the Two Partners, containing about 283 acres. Signed Wm Coomes Sr. Wit - Jas Craik*, G.R. Brown*. Winifred, the wife of sd William Coomes Sr, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 31, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 597. May 31, 1774 from William Coomes Sr of CC planter, to Mary Miles, wife of Edward miles, carpenter, for the natural love that William Coomes Sr has for his daughter, the afd Mary Miles, and for 10 £, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called The two partners, bounded by William Coomes Jr, containing about 143 acres. Wit - Wm Coomes Sr. Wit - Jas Craik*, G.R. Brown*. Winifred, the wife of sd William Coomes Sr, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 31, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records Book 1775-1782; V#3; Page 167.
      Jun 25, 1777 from William Coomes Sr of CC, to Winefred Smith, daughter of the sd Coomes and wife of Walter Smith of CC, for the natural love that sd William Coomes has for his sd daughter and for I shilling to him paid by sd Winifred Smith, and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land in CC, being part of 2 tracts of land, the one called Coomes' Hunting Place, the other called the Two Partners, containing about 88-1/2 acres. Signed - Wm Coomes Sr. Wit - Sam: Hanson, Jno Dent (JPs for Maryland). Recorded Jun 20, 1777.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 58. Bond and award, recorded at the request of Edward Miles. We, Edward Miles and Elizabeth Smith, both of CC, are bound to each other in the sum of 250 £to the which payment truly to be made, we bind ourselves this Oct 19, 1786, to warrant that sd Edward Miles and Elizabeth Smith will abide by the award of George Hargraves and Bennet Hamilton, "chosen to determine concerning a pond lying in or between the lands devised to the above parties by William Coomes decd". Signed - Edward Miles, Elizabeth (X her mark) Smith. Wit - A Ropey, Henry Green.
      We, being appointed by Edwd Miles and Elizabeth Smith to determine the division line in the pond between them, do agree that they shall divide with a straight line down from a certain watery oak near the lines of Mr. William Coomes' deeded lands, and from thence with a straight line to a maple near a large gum near Mr. Fenwick's land, the sd line to continue until it intersects each of their lands, William Coomes & Mr. Fenwick. Signed Oct 19, 1788 - George Hargraves, Bennet Hamilton. Recorded Apr 10, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 407. Bond of conveyance, recorded at the request of Henry Green. I, Joshua Coomes of CC, am bound to Henry Green, Joseph Thompson, & Richard Coomes, of CC, in the sum of 300 £, this Oct 16, 1786, to warrant that I, heir to Wm Coomes, late of CC, decd, convey by deed to sd Henry Green, Joseph Thompson, & Richard Coomes, all the lands bequeathed to Sarah Green, wife of the sd Henry, Clare Thompson, wife of the sd Joseph, & Richard Coomes, by the will of sd William Coomes decd, to them and their heirs forever. Signed - Joshua (X his mark) Coomes. Wit - Bennett Hamilton, Joseph Green Thompson. Recorded Feb 26, 1789.
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      Charles Coomes to Wm. P. Ford 16 May-18 June 1816
      Coomes Purchase Charles Coomes of Nelson County, Kentucky. to William Penn Ford Wharton's Purchase of Charles County, Maryland. for $600 US. Coomes Purchase - 100A. Wharton's Chance, ac; Wharton's Purchase, 50 ac; Wharton's Chance, 18 ac.
      wit: William Browner, H. Claggett (recorded at request of George H. Spalding JB-11, p. 351
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 408-210: COOMES DELIGHT: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed for William Coomes 9 April 1726 beginning at a bounded White oak: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-181: COOMES HUNTING PLACE: 275 acres; Possession of - 275 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed for William Coomes 15 April 1725 lying at or near the head of Port Tobacco branch beginning at a bounded White oak: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 326-171: COOMES PURCHASE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Baker, John: Re-Surveyed 24 Jan 1669 for Philip Coombes on the West side Wicomico main fresh & adjoining to the land of John Courts.: Other Tracts Mentioned: other notes - This land is escheated into COOMES PURCHASE, folio 463,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 463-568: COOMES PURCHASE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Charles Baker: ESCHEAT land orginally so called & Resurveyed 28 Jan 1738 for Charles Baker: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 70 Acres - Alexander Smith Hawkins from John Bigges; 12 May 1752,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-182: THREE BROTHERS: 225 acres; Possession of - 225 Acres - Escheat: Re-Surveyed for William Stephens Howard, John Howard & Thomas Howard, 30 Aug 1722 lying on Bachelors creek near Cedar Point beginning at a bounded red oak. Escheat: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Re-surveyed into HOWARDS DISCOVERY; folio 458,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-327: THREE BROTHERS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Stewart, Daniel : Lying between the lands of William Middleton, Robert Robinson & William Coombes, Surveyed 7 Oct 1734 for Daniel Stewart: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY;other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 354-21: DUNCASTLE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Hanson, John: Surveyed 13 January 1668 from Thomas Shuttleworth beginning at a White Oak standing on the N.W. side of a branch coming out of Goose Bay.: Other notes - John Hanson who married the relict of Samuel Luckett, 200 Acres - John Mellor from Thomas Hussey Luckett 30 Oct 1724 {mm note: John Miller},200 Acres - Thomas (Shiner ?) from John Mellor 27 Dec 1720,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 436-422: DUNCASTLE: 20 acres; Possession of - 20 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed 4 April 1741 for William Coomes, beginning at a bounded red oak standing on a plain, Patented 7 April 1742: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 436-421: MEADOWS: 280 acres; Possession of - 280 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed 4 April 1741 for William Coomes, beginning at a bounded white oak standing in Port Tobacco Branch, Patented 28 April 1742: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 444-465: PAW THICKETT: 52 acres; Possession of - 52 Acres - Coomes, William: Surveyed William Coomes, 7 Sept 1743, beginning at a bounded Spanish oak standing on a plain near the line of the said COOMES DELIGHT, patented 7 Sept 1743.: Other Tracts Mentioned: COOMES DELIGHT; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Re-Surveyed into PAW THICKETT ENLARGED; folio 453
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 392-98: BOSWELLS DESERT: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Boswell, William : Surveyed 20 July 1719 for William Boswell beginning at a bounded black oak standing near a small branch that falls into Port Tobacco main branch and near the land of Alexander Hamilton: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}.

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