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

Henry Child

Male Bef 1650 - 1740  (> 90 years)


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  • Name Henry Child 
    Born Bef 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1740  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22891  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 

    Family Ann Ball,   b. Bef 1654 
    Married 12 Feb 1671  Amersham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Child,   b. 1684, Coleshill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1736, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Child,   b. Bef 1691,   d. 19 Apr 1754, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Child,   b. 1689, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     4. Cephas Child,   b. Bef 1697, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Ruth Child,   b. 25 Apr 1686, Coleshill, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Rachel Child,   b. 10 Sep 1688, Coleshill, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F15082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research Note from Christopher Handy

      This Henry Child did not die in Maryland; he returned to England, having signed over his land in Philadelphia to his son Cephas, and died there sometime after 1720. His (second) wife was Ann Ball, daughter of Henry Ball (see Quaker Minute Book, Buckinghamshire Record Society); his first was Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Henry Butler, Presbyterian minister of Beaconsfield (see Spufford, Margaret, et al; "The World of Rural Dissenters" (appendix: "The Child Family of Amersham"). He was born sometime between 1632 and 1642 (the birth of a Henry Child, father Richard Child, was recorded in the parish register of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in 1632; but there's a lacuna in the parish registers in the 1640's and '50's because of the Civil War and Commonwealth; it's possible that the first Henry died and another son was given the same name). Granted 500 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by William Penn in 1681 (in consideration of the sum of £10).

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      Childs, Henry, A. A. County, 20th June, 1731; 4th June, 1740.
      To son Henry and hrs., land testator bought from James Kinsbury.
      To son Cephas and hrs., 1000 A. bought of William Pen of Penn.
      To dau. Sarah Sanders, extx., and hrs., land bought from Nathan Rigbie.
      To daus. Ruth Robins and Rachel Wilson, grandsons Christopher Birchhead, Francis Lewin and John Sanders, and grandaus. Anne Sharp, Anne Lewin and Sarah Lewin, personalty.
      Test: Joseph Richardson, Joseph Galloway, (Quaker), and William Fowrd. 22. 178.
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      Mr. Henry Childs 26.319 AA £907.15.3 Dec 5 1740 Jun 24 1741
      Appraisers: Thomas Wells, David Weems,
      Creditors: John Galloway, Thomas Cowley.
      Next of kin: Henry Childs, Lewis Lewin.
      Mentions: Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr, Samuel Chew.
      Executrix: Sarah Sanders (Quaker).
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      Henry Child 18.372 A AA £987.15.3 £113.7.1 Jun 24 1741
      The amount of the accounts also included £70.0.0 in sterling and #1230.
      Received from: John Darnall, Philip Thomas, Mary Thomas, Benjamin Battee, widow Lingan, William Kent, Rev. Mr. John Layng, widow Towgood, James Heighe, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Cover, Robert Ward, Jer. Plummer, Mary Jones, James Pickering, Richard Chew, Thomas Scott, William Harrison, John Dibron, Richard Scrivener, Richard Jones, Richard Wakeman.
      Payments to: John Galloway, John Darnall.
      Legatees: Ruth Roberts wife of Henry Roberts, Rachel Wilson wife of William Wilson, Sr., Anne Lewin (granddaughter), John Sanders (grandson).
      Executrix: Sarah Sanders (Quaker).

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