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

William Winter

Male Abt 1758 - 1788  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name William Winter  [1
    Born Abt 1758  "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1788  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9821  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father William Winter,   b. 1713, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1785, "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Elgin,   b. Abt 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Taliaferro Hooe,   b. 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1818, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1781  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Winter,   b. 1782, "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 7 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Adams,   b. 3 Dec 1783, "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1855, Granville, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. William Hooe Winter,   b. 12 Jun 1786, Efton Hills, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1833, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     4. Richard Hooe Winter,   b. Aft May 1788, "Efton Hills, " Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1831, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F6748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1776, he commanded a company in the 26th battalion of militia, Charles County, Maryland.

      --DAR Lineage Books, Vol. 60, 303.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 511a.
      William Winter's Will.
      I, William Winter of CC, am in a weak, low state of health, but of sound & disposing mind, memory, & understanding.
      To my wife Catharine Winter - during her widowhood, and provided she stands to and abides by this will, the use of all that part of my plantation whereon I now dwell, known by the name of effton Hills, containing, by patent, about 584 acres, which lies to the south of a line drawn from a small bottom in the given line of sd tract of land, which runs up near the main road to where John Warder now lives, running thence down the sd bottom until it reaches the head of a springy or swampy place, thence with the stream or run flowing from sd swampy ground until it empties into a gut, with sd gut into Burdits Crocks [Creek] - Also I give my wife the use of all my Negroes and their increase, during her widowhood, and provided she shall stand and abide by my will, except such Negroes as I shall hereafter give out of the same, to my children.
      To my son William Winter - my plantation whereon I now dwell, called effton Hills, containing, by patent, about 584 acres, in fee simple, If my son William should die without issue, I give Effton Hills to the child, if a son, that my wife is now supposed to be pregnant with, in fee simple. I also give to my son William, the 5 following Negroes together with their future increase, to wit, Titus, George, Harry, Sarah, and Charity. Also 2 draught horses, one called Sheriff & the other, Guy, and a small black mare called Jewel, one yoke of oxen, 2 cows and 2 calves, 6 ewes, 2 sows & pigs, and corn & meat and all other necessaries out of my stock on hand at the end of the year, sufficient to settle and establish a quarter the next or succeeding year after my death, on that part of my plantation where I live, which lies on the south side of the line described in the bequest of part of my plantation to my wife during her widowhood, as afd. I want the Negroes, stock &c in the preceding clause, to he placed and settled on that part of my plantation which lies on the south side of the line afd described, be under the management of my wife and executrix during her widowhood and no longer, and the net profits thereof be put out on loan at interest with good security, in the name of my son William, for the sole purpose of educating him in a genteel and liberal manner, and also of defending any unjust claims that may be hereafter set up to my part of the lands herein before described. I want my wife and executrix, to wit, Catharine, to consult and advise with my brother, Walter Winter, in the premises, respecting the education of William and of the management of his plantation and Negroes &c so long as she shall continue single, but that on her marriage, all power and authority herein vested in her respecting the education of my son and the management of his estate, to cease, and my brother Walter Winter to have sole management and direction thereof and that he would then have power to take my son and his estate into his immediate care.
      To my wife Catharine - during her widowhood and no longer, the use of a small piece of land which I purchased of Francis Perry, which is not yet conveyed but which I have sd Perry's bond to convey on his making a good title thereto,
      To my son William Winter - all that parcel of land called Perry's last chance, which I have bought of Francis Perry, and is adjoining the plantation whereon I now dwell, supposed to contain about 15 acres, to William in fee simple, on sd Perry's making a good title to same, that he convey the same to my son William.
      I want my wife to sell my street horse for the best price, and the money arising therefrom, be applied to the payment of the land which I have purchased of Francis Perry and out of my just debts.
      To my daughters Anne and Elizabeth and the child my wife is supposed now to be pregnant with whether a son or daughter - the rest of my personal estate, to he equally divided between them, nevertheless reserving this residue for the use of my wife as long as continues single.
      If my wife refuses to stand to and abide by this will and chooses to take her thirds of my estate, and also thereafter becomes a married woman, then I want all authority herein and before vested in her by virtue of this will relating to the care and education of all of my children, to cease and that authority to vest in my brother, Walter Winter, and that he take my children, together with their estate, into his care. No part of my estate, herein bequeathed to my son William, shall be diminished by the payment of my debts or contracts that I may leave unsatisfied, but that the same be paid out of the residue of my estate. If my executrix renounces this will and takes her thirds and other Negroes, stock &c before bequeathed to my son William should fall to the lot or share of my wife, then I want that others of the same kind, value, and specie, shall be made safe to him out of that part of my estate bequeathed to my other children_ executrix: my wife.
      Signed Jun 21, 1787 - Will. Winter. Wit - Jos. Elgin, Thos. Harrison, James (X his mark) Stewart.
      Probated on May 5, 1788 by the executrix and by the oaths of witnesses Elgin and Harrison.
      I certify that William Winter, the heir at law, is a minor & not present when the above probate was taken. Signed - John Muschett, Regr of Wills.
      On May 5, 1788, Letters Testamentary were granted to the executrix; her securities were Walter Winter & Thomas Harrison. Appraisers: Walter Harrison, George Dent.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 217. Rect and Deposition, recorded at the request of William Winter Jr.
      Recd Dec 15, 1774 of Mr. William Winter Jr, who became a purchaser of a certain Negro wench under the name of Sall, which sd Negro wench was mortgaged by Jacob Ware to William Dowie and Robert Hendly Courts until 24 £6 shillings should be satisfied, as by sd mortgage will appear on the records of CC. I say, recd, the one moiety of the sd sum, with legal interest, it being 17 £3 shillings and 8 pence 3 farthings. Signed - Warren Dent, exe. of William Dowie, CC, Oct 6,1777. Then personally appeared before me (a CC Justice), Capt. Francis Ware, who made oath that afd Negro Sall, mentioned in the mortgage from Jacob Ware to William Dowie and Robt Hendly Courts dated Nov 11, 1767, was sold to William Winter Jr, and that the sd Courts agreed to take the sd Winter [sic] for pay in full discharge of sd mortgage. Signed - Dan. Jenifer. Recorded Oct 6, 1777.

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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