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

John 'Sr' Acton

Male 1704 - Aft 1773  (> 70 years)


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  • Name John 'Sr' Acton 
    Born 1704  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1773  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7517  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 

    Father Henry Acton,   b. 11 Oct 1677, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Marlow,   b. Abt 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Nov 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 8 and 19 Jun 1703  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Coghill,   b. Abt 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Marriage is not proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F5134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Acton, Henry, Prince George's County, 5th Dec., 1742;
      14th Jan., 1742.
      To son Henry, "Aberdeen" and "Acton's Addition."
      To son John, daus. Anne Dunning and Barbara MacPherson and granddau. Hannah Dunning, personalty.
      To wife Hannah, extx., residue of estate.
      Test: William Taylor, Elizabeth Ward., William Eilbeck. MCW 23.29.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 267. The Justices of this Court do appoint the several persons following, Constables of the respective hundreds within CC for the ensuing year, viz -
      Portobacco West side upper part - John Acton.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 306. Bill of Sale. 1, Henry Acton of CC, planter, hereby "disilome" any right to Negro Judey and her two sons, Georg and Phill, which Negroes were sold by my brother, John Acton, in whom the right before sd sale certainly was to John Fendall, Esq, for 11,000 lbs of crop tobacco, and if by any possibility I have or ever had any rights to sd Negroes, I hereby release to sd John Fendall, all such rights. Signed Mar 15, 1759 - Henry Actton. Wit - John Hamell Jr, Mark Math Mankin, John Luckett. Recorded Mar 15, 1759.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 437. Certificate. CC, Mar 28, 1764. John Acton brought before me a very small bay horse. Acton says he has been about his plantation about 3 months. Signed - Sam: Hanson*. Recorded Mar , 1764.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 339. Jan 5, 1773 from John Acton of CC, planter, to William Foard (Ford) of Prince Georges County, planter, for 180 £, a tract of land called Longnor, lying in CC, bounded by the west side of Matthews branch near the line of Benjamin Padgett's land, containing about 100 acres. Also, one other tract of land called Blueberry, lying in CC on the south side of Mattawoman main branch adjoining a tract of land called Padgetts Walnut thicket, containing about 125 acres, as per the patent, dated Jul 26, 1732_ Signed - John Acton Sr. Wit - Sam Hanson*, Jno Dent*. Mary, wife of the sd Jno Acton, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Jan 23, 1773.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 435-410: ACTONS ADDITION: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Acton, Henry: Surveyed for Henry Acton, 21 May 1741: 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: 391-91: PAGETS WALNUT THICKET: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Padgett, Benjamin : Surveyed 19 July 1718 for Benjamin Padgett beginning at a bounded Red Oak standing on the east side of a branch called Mathews branch near the land of Henry Acton called ABERDEEN: Other Tracts Mentioned: ABERDEEN; ; ; 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: 401-154: LONGNOR: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Acton, Henry : Surveyed 14 Jan 1723 for Henry Acton on the West side of Mathews Branch beginning at a bounded Red Oak: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - John Acton from Henry Acton Sr.; 4 Oct 1735,

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