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

Cecilia Browne

Female 1732 - 1792  (60 years)


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  • Name Cecilia Browne 
    Born 1732  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Feb 1792  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I84440  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Gustavus Dr Browne,   b. 10 Apr 1689, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1762, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Fowke,   b. 2 Feb 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1744, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1710  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Dr. Key,   b. 1730, Bushwood Lodge, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 1750  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Phillip Key,   b. 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1820, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Susannah Gardiner Key,   b. 1753, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1792 and 1800, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Bond,   b. Bef 1732, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years) 
    Married Bef 5 Jul 1757  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Bond,   b. Abt 1757, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1819, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Attaway Bond,   b. 1768, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1816, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     3. Cecilia Browne Bond,   b. Bef 1779, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Mar 1798, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F41376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by Linda Reno

      Will of Cecelia Bond, SMC, 3/8/1791-2/6/1792.
      Son: Philip Key, my slave named Yellow Jack; the chimney glass; and the glass standing over the chimney glass in the hall of my dwelling house.
      Son: Thomas Bond, two negroes named Harry and Jenny.
      Son: John Bond, two negroes named Jerry and Charity.
      Daughter: Cecelia Gardiner, five negroes named Joe, Yellow Jenny, Rasil, Harriett, and Bett; and my riding chair and chair horse.
      Daughter: Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe, five negroes including Monica and her husband, Clem, Tom (son of Monica), Black John, and Gracey. She is to also have all of my plate.
      Granddaughter: Nancy Bond, my riding mare; my side saddle; my dressing glass with two drawers; and my mourning ring. My wearing apparel is to equally divided among my daughters, Cecelia Gardiner, Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe, Susanna Gardiner Bond, and my granddaughter, Nancy Bond. Daughters: Cecelia Gardiner, Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe and Susanna Gardiner Bond, the balance of my estate equally divided.
      Exec.: Son, John Bond, and Sons-in-Law, John Hanson Briscoe and Richard Bond.
      Wit.: G. R. Brown, Margaret Brown, Elizabeth Brown.

      CODICIL: 11/26/1791. Revokes entire bequest to daughter, Cecelia Gardiner, and gives it instead to son, John Bond, in special trust for the sole use and benefit of daughter, Cecelia Gardiner, during her life and then to be divided among her children. If daughter, Cecelia, dies without children, this bequest is devised to daughter, Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe. Provided nevertheless that Mr. Clement Gardiner, father of Henry Gardiner, shall give his said son, Henry, in fee simple an equivalent in land. The said Henry Gardiner is the husband of my daughter, Cecelia Gardiner. In that case, the legacy in my will shall be given to Cecelia.
      Son: John Bond, my clock and a set of large red and white china cups, saucers, and a glass sugar dish.
      Witnesses: Margaret Cartwright, G. R. Brown. (St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1791-1802 by Linda Reno and Joann Humphries).

      Cecelia Bond--- Balance & Distributions of Celia Bond dec'd by Richard Bond & Henry Gardiner 3/11/1802, SMC. (Will JJ2 f161).

      Distribution to:
      son, Philip Key
      son, Thomas Bond
      dau. Cecelia Gardiner,
      dau. Elizabeth A. Briscoe
      dau. Susanna Gardiner Bond
      granddau. Nancy Bond
      son, John

      8/18/1807: Admin. accts. of Thomas Bond, SMC.
      To: Heirs of deceased widow, Cecelia Bond, 1/3.
      To: Heirs of deceased son, Peregrine Bond.
      To: Heirs of daughter, Cecelia Gardiner.
      Sons: Thomas Bond, John Bond.
      Daughter: Elizabeth A. Briscoe. Admin. de bonis non: James Bond, James Egerton. (SMC Balances and Distributions).

      Thomas Bond, Jr. (son of Dr. Thomas Bond and Cecelia Brown) married Elizabeth Attaway Reeder (daughter of Thomas Reeder, d. 1773) and wife, Susanna (she may have been a Jordan).
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      KEY, JOHN, Proved in St. Mary's Co. 26 Mar, 1755; 2 Sep, 1755
      To wife, dwelling plantation during her natural life and after her death to son Philip.
      To wife Negro slaves, vizt. Adam, Sarah, Jerry and Abigail.
      To son Philip the piece of manor land I bought from John Nichols called "Nicholas Adventure."
      To wife 2 silver canna and after her death to son Philip.
      To son Philip also fol. Negroe slaves: Harry,. Bess and Nell.
      To dau Susanna Negro slaves, Judith and her child, Nacey Sarah's
      child, Sue and Rachel.
      Wit: Richd. Brown, Willm. Harrison, Jas. Swan. 29. 513
      ===
      Dr. John Key 2.69 D SM £835.19.0 Jul 5 1757
      Sureties: Richard Brown, Philip Barton Key.
      Legatees: widow (unnamed), Phillip, Susannah.
      Distribution to children: Philip, Susannah.
      Executrix: Cecilia Bond, wife of Thomas Bond
      ===
      BROWN, GUSTAVUS, Charles County, Practitioner In Medicines. 12 May, 1762; 12 May, 1762
      Desires his estate In Scotland, England and Maryland be disposed of as follows:
      To wife Margaret Brown, tract of land In Durham Parish, called "Middletons"
      Mentions his 2 children by her, named Gustavus and Richard Brown (Gustavus Richard Brown), and Margaret Brown., and If the above son does not have hrs., to son Richard Brown and male hrs. of his body.
      To Francis Moncure and male hrs. of his, and If he has no hrs., -then to eldest. son of my dau, Sarah Scott; If no hrs,, then to dau. Mary Threlkeld; If no Issue, then to eldest son of dau. Elizabeth Wallace; if no hrs., to eld son of dau. Jane Campbell, and for want of such to eldest son of dau. Cecelia Key,; If no such hrs., to eldest. son of dau. Anne Claggett., and for want of such hrs., to eldest son of dau. Margaret Brown; If no hrs,, to John Mitchelson, Middleton, Scotland; for want of such hrs., to Samuel Mitchelson, bro, of sd, Michelson.
      To wife, 10,000 lbs. tobacco.
      In an agreement, In writing, with present wife, It was contracted that In case she survived me, she was to be paid sum of 20 pounds sterl. per year. Because she has deserved well from me and the regard she has shown to all the rest, of my children, I hereby give her., Instead of 20 lbs. Sterl. per year, all the yearly rents of my lands called House Byres, lying In Scotland.
      To son Gustavus Richard, for use of his mother my new riding chair and horses; my farm In and about Newstead In Scotland; If he qualifies himself for the practice of law, Physick or divinity,, then to receive the rent till he becomes 25.
      Several sums of money was In the hands of his kindsman Samuel Mitcholson, In Scotland.
      My daus Mary Threlkelda
      My son-in-law, Mr. Monsure, and others who married my daus.
      To dau. Jane Campbell, her portion.
      Dau. Anne Claggette. Dau. Cecilia Key, had 2 children, Phillip and Susannah Key.
      Mentioned dau. Francis Moncure.
      Eldest son, The Reverend Richard Brown; If In default of Issue of Richard, then to his bro. Gustavus Richard Brown.
      Dau. Elizabeth Wallace.
      Exs: Son Richard Brown, The Rev. John Moncure, Phillip Key, Col. Richard Harrison, Robert Yates.
      Wit: Richard and Arthur Lee, Benj., John and Richard Fendall, Geo. Dent, Joseph Hawkins.
      25 Mar, 1758: Codicil regarding loss of a slaver which he had willed to one of his children.
      Wit: Charles, Penelope and Charity Courts.
      Wit: At time of probate, Benj. Fendall, Townsend Dade, Jacob Mason. 3l.633
      ===
      Dr. Gustavus Brown 97.238 CH £2176.1.0 May 29 1762 Jul 28 1768
      Appraisers: John Hanson, Henry Smith Hawkins.
      Creditors: Alexander Smith Hawkins, Stephen Chandler.
      Next of kin: Frances Monuirs, Cecilia Bond.
      Mentions: widow.
      Executor: Richard Brown.
      ===
      Will of Philip Key, SMC, son of Richard and Mary Key, born in the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden, London, 3/21/1696. 3/10/1764-9/1/1764.
      To be buried in the vault at Chaptico Church and the coffin of my late wife to be put upon mine.
      I hereby confirm and establish the marriage agreement I entered into before I was married to my present wife.
      Wife: Use of my dwelling plantation and all the houses thereon except the old and new stone house with each brick chimney which I give to my son Thomas.
      Wife: "Maiden" Bower"; cattle, furniture, and negroes (named); after her death the negroes to be divided among my several children.
      To: The two children of my son John Key (deceased) silverware. If both dead, then to son Francis and if he be dead then to his eldest son. The manor land where John Harring now lives and negroes (named) belong to my wife.
      Eldest son: Richard Ward Key, tract where he now lives and that adjoining to it which I bought from John and Richard Shercliffe; that pt. of "Diniard's" which I bought from Matthew Guibert; pt. of "Finchley" I bought from John Medley Thompson; land in Charles Co. I bought from John Gales, Sr., Joseph Gales, John Gales, Jr., Peter Gales, and Robert Gales, 361 ac. (surname should be Gates); land I bought from George Ward in Charles Co.; my manor land in Charles Co. near Zachia, 300 ac.; a slave called Sam the Smith; my steel seal with my coat of arms; my family pictures drawn in England; and silver utensils. The land I devise by this will
      to my two grandchildren (children of son John) are to descend to my heirs at law if they die during their minority.
      Grandson: Philip Key, lands at or near Chaptico that I bought from Thomas Scott, Richard Halliwell, and John Halliwell called "Melton's Hope" and that I bought from John Johnson and that I bought from John Mattingly and that I bought from Edward Welsh and to which Matthew Cartwright and John Cartwright released their right and I bought from the same Matthew Cartwright and that I bought from Thomas Melton and that I bought from William Moore and Richard Melton and that I bought from John Bennet Taylor and Charles Gaven. If he dies without issue then to my son, Francis Key.
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, all of tract lately patented by me "Weems", 355 ac. and also that I bought from Thomas Scott where Richard Melton now lives; for want of heirs to her brother Philip. Whereas I have lately entered into an agreement with Thomas Bond who married the widow of my son John Key in relation to the wardship of the same children and since then he has been appointed their guardian. My Executors to have care and guardianship of sd. children.
      Grandson: Philip Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Son: Francis Key, land in Frederick Co. "Epping Forest", 1070 ac.; 1/2 of tract in same co. "Terra Rubia" patented for 2798 ac. and of 50 ac. I bought from Uncle Uncles (sic); family pictures drawn by Mr. Hessellius and that drawn for Mr. Ross.
      Grandson: John Ross Key, slave.
      Grandson: Philip Barton Key, slave.
      To: Elizabeth Scott Key, slave.
      Son: Edmund Key, "Paradise Regained", 530 ac. and "Friendship", 206 ac., both in Frederick Co.
      Son: Thomas Key, after my wife's death or remarriage, the land where I live called "Bushwood Lodge" and that I bought from Mrs. Cole and Thomas and Luke Gardiner and lately from John Gardiner called "Maiden Bower" and to have immediately the tracts called "Addition to Guibert's Chance" which I bought from Matthew Guibert and also immediately to her upon the death of Thomas Coode, "Penryn" which I bought from sd. Coode; the land I bought from Mr. Thomas Perry in SMC and Charles Co.; "Somerfield" I bought from John Mills; land I bought from Sam Willis and from William, John, and James Bailey and from Arat (?) Thompson and from Abraham Wood and from William Cumming and from Dr. Talley and my lot in Leonard Town; the chimney glasses in my dwelling house; lands I bought from Mr. Parry, "Bushwood Lodge", "Penryn", and "Maiden Bower".
      Son: Thomas, 33 negroes (named); pictures; clock and plate; stock. Daughter: Susanna Gardiner Bruce, wife of Normand Bruce, the other half of the land "Terra" and that I bought from Uncle Uncles, in all 1424 ac.; chest; plat; harpsichord I bought for her; and goods and money Mr. Bruce has already which will appear in my books.
      Sons: Richard Ward Key and Thomas Key, the water mill at the head of St. Clement's Bay and the land belonging to it.
      Sister-in-law: Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, goods out of my stock of tobacco, wheat, and corn. To: Mrs. Gosling, with whom I formerly made an agreement to pay her 2000 lbs. tobacco yearly during her life, having died lately, I am now by the agreement obliged to pay Roger Copsey, the wife he held at the time of my agreement with Mrs. Gosling having died since then, 1000 lbs. crop tobacco each Christmas during his life.
      Friends: Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson, John Ross, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., and Rev. Upton Scott, a gold ring of a guinea price to be sent for to London with inscription. Execs. to collect money due me and divide into 8 equal parts and divided between my eldest son, Richard Ward Key; my daughter, Susanna Gardiner Bruce; grandson, Philip Key; granddaughter, Susanna Gardiner Key; son, Edmund Key; and the other half part to sons Francis and Thomas Key. Execs: Sons, Richard Ward Key, Edmund Key,
      Thomas Key. Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.

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