Friday, August 31, 2012

Update

Well we haven't updated in a while so I just wanted to let folks know we are still plugging away. Currently Beth and I are working on putting together the many results we have been looking over for the Family Finder tests at Family Tree DNA (familytreedna.com). We have three men that have taken the family finder test for Isaac Jr.'s line and in addition my mother has now submitted a Family Finder test for this line. Beth will be ordering the test for her brother Scott and she has her own results to add for her Jesse C. line. Autosomal DNA is different than YDNA or Mtdna as we inherit autosomal dna from both of our parents in mostly a random mix. The Family Finder test looks to see how closely you relate to others based on shared stretches/segments of autoDNA. It can judge pretty well up to five generations if you have a common ancestor. The great thing about the test and how it matches you with others is the ability (if they have one) to look at others Gedcom's to see if you can find out how you match with them. We have made some interesting discoveries already with Isaac Jr's line and comparing all three of the men and their matches. I will right a short summary after I am done making a chart for the matches we have found using this method. In addition Beth and I have a DNA surprise coming in about two months when the results are in, so watch for that!
Nicole

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Port Tobacco and La Plata

Maryland is one of the most beautiful places. The Old Stagecoach Road running along the water is not to be missed. It is still very rural and one can almost see the horses and wagons of yesteryear. As you drive this narrow unchanged route you will see the life of our ancestors. It is so lovely we wonder why they left in the first place. It is amazing that in modern times this locale has remained unchanged. We have included photographs of the land.

The old village of Port Tobacco is there to tour also. It is just off this main road. The road is lined with place signs telling who lived where. After following the land this is truly rewarding. At the end of the road is Chapel Point where the St. Ignatius Catholic Church stands. It is the oldest Catholic Church in the nation. Chapel Point is mentioned in many early records so this is especially moving and the cemetery views are unsurpassed.

This church was founded by the Jesuits who were brought  to America on The Ark and The Dove ships that founded the Maryland Colony in 1633.Richard Nevitt co owned The Dove. He was the great great grandfather of Elizabeth Nevitt who married our Daniel McPherson. Richard McPherson, eldest son of Daniel was named for Richard Nevitt.

LaPlata is also close by and is the County seat. Many of the wills and documents were recorded there for our ancestors. The old Courthouse is lovely but it was under repair so was closed to us on the trip. Hopefully we will get to see the inside and record search next trip. When seeing all of this you will get a sense of yourself and your family. It was a great experience!  This is where it all began for us in America.    










The Maryland Archives



The Archives are located in Annapolis, Md. There are several hotels that are close to it and provide transportation. Preparation for your trip to the Archives is very important. It is slow going as you are only allowed a few pieces at a time. First thing you are checked in and given a locker off the foyer. Everything must be deposited in the locker for the day. You will go in with a key hanging around your neck. There is also no food available there and it is not close to walk somewhere for lunch. Plan on bringing some snacks, lunch and water for your breaks.

There are several areas once you get inside but the main area in the middle is where you will take your books to research. The tables are round and several researchers can use one table. I found that even though chairs were provided I had to stand to really see the books. There are individual lights over each desk. I would recommend bringing  your own magnifying glass as it is extremely helpful. Everyone was “jealous” and wanted to know where they could get one! It made all the difference in really reading  the documents.

There really isn’t much help there so do plan to spend the better part of a day. Get there when they open to maximize your time. You will achieve the most that first 2 hours before the lines form. My search was for Daniel McPherson and his land. There wasn’t any. I was able to snag the only assistance there for the afternoon and we determined after checking all indexes that no Daniel owned property at all in Charles County. It is possible the records are not there or were lost. Nicole and I have determined our Daniel died young and was living on family land. No mention of land was made in his will. It is our belief this first trip clarified the land issue.

The records of James Thompson and Thompson’s Hope were also searched as well as the Nevitt family records for Daniel’s wife Elizabeth Nevitt. Two full days were spent there and no matter how much time you spend it will not be enough. As we progress in our search the need for an additional trip is there. It is our intention to travel there again soon!



DNA NEWS


Thanks to all the McPherson men who come forward and test their DNA. It started with descendants of Isaac and Jesse C. Now brother Joseph is also represented due to the hard work of Gerald Von Kamrath. Thank you Gerald. We now have 3 sons of Alexander represented and matching. The lines of Richard are represented by many men descending from his son Daniel Jr. It is our hope in the future to have sons of George, James and Jacob from the Alexander line test. Hopefully a descendant of Richard’s son Barton will come forward. This is very important as Richard needs descendants from lines other than Daniel Jr. to round out the study. We are not sure of the other sons of Richard but this will be a way to document them so please come forward if you think you are in this line.

DNA testing is very rewarding and we hope more will join us. It involves only a swab from the cheek. Painless! Everyone needs to know we wouldn’t be here without the testing and whether you test or not if you are one of our McPhersons you still have the same DNA!

We also have the good fortune of having Nicole herself as the administrator of the MacPherson/McPherson Project at FTDNA. Check out the public charts to see what it’s all about and what a terrific job she’s doing with the charts. Thanks Nicole! Click this link and it will take you there: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/McPherson/default.aspx then click YDNA Results tab and choose colorized chart to see the latest chart. 

We are here to help get our men tested and read results so please feel free to ask us about any of your concerns or to get assistance.

Beth and Nicole

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jesse McPherson of Muhlenberg, Kentucky Part I

As far as I have been able to determine there are two Jesse’s in Kentucky at roughly the same time frame. (1790 ish) If you search Jesse McPherson of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky you will see many have connected him in trees and websites to Stephen McPherson of Chester County, Pennsylvania (who removes to Loudoun County, Virginia). If you search Jesse McPherson of Bath County, Kentucky you will find the same story, he is also shown as the son of Stephen McPherson; as if the Jesse’s are the same man. Sorry to say, but I believe this is just plain bad research or lack thereof. I believe the Jesse McPherson who is son to Stephen McPherson actually resides in Bath County, Kentucky and I will show (hopefully) here why I think so. This post will be part of a series I shall do on the two Jesse's, so stay tuned.

The best evidence of Jesse in Bath is in the naming of his sons. He names a son Stephen McPherson. In addition I have census images (shown here) both from 1800 showing the two Jesse’s living in separate counties of Kentucky. It would be somewhat absurd to assume that Stephen McPherson Sr. named two sons Jesse. So who is the father of Jesse McPherson in Muhlenberg?

Apparently I saved the index pictures instead of the census images themselves but here are the census index images, census images to follow:


Note: parts of Montgomery County, Kentucky became part of what would be Bath County, Kentucky.

After researching Ann "Nancy" Ash, Jesse McPherson of Muhlenberg’s first wife I have guessed, without strong evidence, (more of a preponderance) that Alexander Wilkinson McPherson may be the best candidate for Jesse’s father. Hopefully with records I can explain myself.

I should like to get in contact with someone that is researching Jesse McPherson of Bath County, Kentucky to share information if someone is out there looking. However, for this next couple blog posts I am focused on Jesse McPherson of Muhlenberg.

Jesse McPherson of Muhlenberg was born in Virginia (possibly Maryland), February 15, 1765, and died May 14, 1849. His first wife Ann “Nancy” Ash was born February 16, 1772, and died August 25, 1822. Jesse and Ann married September 4, 1788 (possibly Virginia but I have not seen a marriage record yet). They had ten children together: Rev. William McPherson August 10, 1789, John B. McPherson August 27, 1793, James McPherson Abt. 1796, Alexander McPherson December 27, 1801, Lewis McPherson September 14, 1803, Jane McPherson abt. 1804, Nancy McPherson November 21, 1805, Jesse McPherson August 15, 1810, Amos McPherson January 10, 1813, and Alney McPherson July 6, 1815.

After Jesse’s first wife died he married his sister in law. Jesse’s second wife was Sarah (nee Johnston) Ash who was first married to Ann “Nancy” Ash’s brother Amos Ash. Amos Ash died approx. 1814. Jesse and Sarah married January 20, 1824 in Muhlenberg, Kentucky. They had at least two children together: Jeremiah McPherson and John M. McPherson at this time I do not have any further information on the last two children I will follow up with something about them soon. Stay tuned for part two: More about Jesse of Muhlenberg.



Nicole

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Our McPhersons


“Our McPhersons”

Our inspiration has always been our beloved Daniel McPherson of Newport, Charles County, Maryland. We arrived here due to his love for his children, Richard, Alexander, Basil, Mary and Elizabeth. He loved them so much he made a will when fewer than 10% of the population did so. This will brought us here today. We can search our McPhersons and celebrate them.

The search together began with the love Nicole and I felt from Daniel’s will. It brought us together and inspired us. We had our brother and uncle test their DNA. Our friendship and kinship began. Our DNA matched and proved our ancestors were indeed brothers. Then Daniel’s will caused us to look again, see there were indeed 2 Daniels and that they were different. Suddenly we were researching day and night! There were many late nights back and forth as Daniel and his family unfolded before us. The land records and this blog are the result. It is a very exciting part of our journey.

I have the good fortune of being the niece of Venus McPherson Routh. This meant being born into her research. Always knowing who I was. Thank you Aunt Venus for your 70 plus years of dedicated research and guidance to us all. Nicole and I would not have gotten this far without you! Venus followed the sons of Daniel in their migrations and provided us all with an excellent base.

We were also guided by Mary Bell McPherson, wife of Alexander. Mary signed nearly every deed right along with her husband. Mary helped us follow and track her and Alexander along with Richard and wife Elinior Barton McPherson. Mary was a progressive woman, unusual for her times. We are very proud to be her many times great granddaughters!

It is an honor to be able to post the research and DNA results of “Our McPhersons” of Charles County, Maryland.  We love you Daniel.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sorting Out Some of The Land In Charles County, Maryland


St. Vincent/St. Anne/Bow/Turner’s Forest

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 366-33: ST. VINCENT: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Nalle, John: Surveyed 21 Aug 1672 for Dennis Husculaw at a bound hiccory and bound tree of the land called ST. ANNE: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. ANNE; other notes - 50 Acres - Edward Turner from Dennis Nally; 12 Nov 1736.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 364-14: ST. ANNE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Turner, Samuel: Surveyed 15 April 1672 for Dennis Husculaw at the N.N.E. bound tree of BOW: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOW;  TURNER FOREST; Conveyance notes - Included in TURNER FOREST folio 419, 22 June 1720

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 364-13: BOW: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Turner, Samuel: Surveyed 23 April 1670 for Edward Evans & Thomas Denbery at a bound White Oak upon a hill in the woods: Other Tracts Mentioned: TURNER FOREST; other notes - Included in TURNER FOREST folio 419, 22 June 1720

St. Anne/Bow/St. Vincent

1687 -    Dennis Husculah dated November 27, 1687, St. Mary's County: In the name of God Amen, I        Dennis Husculow of St. Marys County in the province of Maryland, Planter, being sick of body             but of sound and perfect memory, praised be to God for it doe make & ordaine this my last will       & testament in manner & form as following - that is to say First & principally I commit my Soul        into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of my Blessed Savior to recieve full          pardon and remission of all my sinns & to inherit ever lasting life and my body commit to the      Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my overseers hereafter named and as touching          the disposition of my temporall estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give    & bequeath thereof as followth. First I will that my just debts & funerall charges be first paid & discharged -
                item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Anne Miller her heires & assigns forever one               hundred acres of land called and known by the name of St. Anne joining to a parcel of land            called Bow in St. Mary's County.
                Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Jane Husculah to her & her heires and          assigns forever a tract of land called St. Vincent containing by survey fifty acres my said    daughter Jane to possess it at day of her marriage or years of eighteen which shall first happen.
                Item -I give & bequeath unto my loving sonne Wm. Husculaw all my lands & Tenements I have in             my custody not yet disposed of to him & his heirs or assigns forever.
                Item - I will that my loving wife enjoy one third of the said lands I have given to my sonne            William during her the said Elizabeth Husculaw naturall life.
                Item - I give unto my loving daughter Jane Husculaw three cows one called Gentle and other     called Tagg & a heiffer called Browny all of her owne proper marke.
                Item - I will and appoint & give all the rest of residue of my estate not yett disposed of to be      divided between my loving wife Elizabeth and my loving sonne William Husculaw that is to say      one third to my wife Elizabeth being in full satisfaction of her part give by law the other two              thirds to my sonne William & his heirs. I do by these presents disannull & make void all former               wills by me made written or verball & would have this to be knowne to be my last will &     testement. I will that my sonne William enjoy his estate at his attaining to the age of eighteen. I               will my loving friends Mr. Robert Green and Mr. Francis Green by my overseers of this my last will & testament to be duly performed as witness my hand & seale this 27 of Nov. 1687. Signed         Dennis Husculaw. William Boarman, Richard Edelon, Thomas Hagoe. On back of said will was                endorsed as follows: This 18 day of Mar. 1687 came Maj. William Boarman, Richard Edelon and         Thomas Hagoe and proved this within mentioned of Dennis Husenlow will in common form.                 William Boarman, Jun.

Unknown

1693 -    Huscolah (Husculali), William, St. Mary's County, 29th Dec., 1693;
                29th May, 1695.
                John Nalle, who married testator's sister Jane, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal,               including 150 A. in the forest given testator by his father, Dennis Husculab, provided he pay a        certain indebtedness to John Dent; otherwise entire estate to pass to sd. John Dent, who is then     appointed ex.
                Test: Rich 'd Burley, Jemima Capshaw, Moses James, Walter King. 7. 109.

George’s Rest/Huskilow’s Addition/St. Vincents/Langley/Longley

1732 -    Nally, John, planter, Charles County, 6th Feb., 1732/3;
                3rd Mch., 1732/3,
                To son Denis and hrs., 75 A. being pt. of 2 tracts "'Georges Rest" and "Huskilow's Addition",         provided sd. son make over and confirm to son Joseph and hrs., 50 A. "Saint Vincents," shd. he   not do so the afsd. 75A. to son Joseph and hrs.
                To son John and hrs., 75 A. "Langley".
                To son William ex. and hrs., 75 A. being residue of tracts bequeathed son Denis,
                Test: Daniel McPherson, William McPherson, Samuel Chum, (Chunn). 20,578.


                John Nalley 12.116A A CH £100.14.6 £35.3.6 Nov 10 1733
                There are two folios numbered 116; for identification purposes, the first is cited as
                116A, the second as 116B.
                Sureties: Samuell Chunn, Daniell Macferson.
                Received from: Daniel Mcferson, Henry Teveson.
                Payments to: Samuell Bishop, Joseph Gardiner, Patrick Mullen, Richard Edelin, executor of John               Eburnathy, Dr. John Haw, Daniel Mcpherson, John Wathen, John Parnham, Samuell Belwood.
                Executor: William Nalley.



Turner’s Forrest

1761 -    TURNER, SAMUEL, Charles Co,, planter. 9 Sep, 1761
                3 Nov 1764
                Wife Mary (exclusive of 1/3 of personal estate), 3 Negroes, Sam, Frank and Rachel. wife to         relinquish claims by right of dower to tract., "Turners Forrest", 1/3 of personal estate to wife              and remainder to my children: Zephaniah (eldest son), Hezekiah, Dorcas, Deborah, Martha,            Anna and Mary and John Beal Turner. That daus., Dorcas, Deborah, Martha, Mary and Anna                have a place of abode on "Turners Forrest" when living single,
                Son Zephaniah, ex,
                Wit: Isaac Campbell, Henry Reeder, Alexander Wilkinson Mcpherson, MCW 33.5

Turner’s Addition

1764 -    Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 434. Mar 15, 1764 from Samuel. Turner Sr of CC, planter, to William Turner Sr of CC, for 12 £ 2 shillings and 1 penny and 1200 lbs of crop          tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called Turners Addition,         bounded by Petreys Branch, containing about 61 ..acres. Signed - Sam: Turner. Wit - Dan of St.       Thos. - Jenifer*, Josias Hawkins*. Recorded Mar , 1764.

St. Anne/Turner’s Addition

1767 -    Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 296. 1, Edward Turner of St. Mary's        County, planter, for 20 £ have sold to Zephaniah Turner of CC, to present all disputes that may           arise relating to my right to a tract of land called St. Anne, lying in CC, and for divers other good     causes, l have given sd Turner all that part of the tract of land afd, formerly called St Anne and        now included in the lines of a later tract in CC called Turner's Addition, at present occupied by           sd Zephaniah. Signed Nov 4, 1767 - Edwd Turner. Wit - Zach: Pond, Thos Bond (St. Mary's Co       JPs), This deed was acknowledged in St. Mary's Co. Certified by Benjamin Young, Clk. Recorded        Nov 25, 1767.

Turner’s Addition

1767 -    Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 392. Dec 15, 1767 from Zaphaniah           Turner of CC, merchant, to Leonard Boarman of CC, planter, for 250 £, a tract of land in CC       commonly called Turner's Addition, bounded by the fork of Betseys Branch, containing about            599 acres. Signed - Zephaniah Turner. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Apr 25, 1768,







Longley/Strife/Betty’s Delight/Calvert’s Hope/Noe’s Desert/Hall’s Place/Hall’s Lot/Green’s Rest/George’s Rest


Map Legand:

The purple box shows (roughly) a square mile which would be 640 acres.

The Red rectangle and red dotted line is Zachiah Swamp and the path it takes from Bryan Town, think River rather than swamp.

The green arrow is pointing toward Bryan Town.

You can see below in one of the Strife land descriptions is says one mile West of Zachiah Swamp. The red arrow indicates roughly where  Strife could be located but wether North our South of there is left to be determined, also we don’t know the shape of Strife so it is very hard to pinpoint.

The orange arrow indicates Calvert’s Hope which says East side a main fresh branch of Wicomico about 3 miles from the river. Now assuming they mean the Wicomico River and that the three miles is in the direction of Strife (as other documents say it bounds Strife) then where I have indicated with the orange arrow is a closest guess at best. Calvert’s Hope is very large (originally over 1100 acres) so it is anyone’s guess which direction it goes and what shape.

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 409. At the request of Miles McDonald of CC, the following [lease] was recorded this Mar 26.., 1728.
Mar 13, 1727 from Francis Igna. Boarman of_.CC, Gent, to Miles McDonald of CC, planter, for divers good causes, the lease of all that part of that tract of land called Greens Rest, lying in CC, 100 acres to be laid out adjacent to the lands of Alexander McFerson in CC. This is a 21 year lease, with a yearly rent of 600 lbs of tobacco in cask upon sd land and plantation, on Nov 10, except the 1st year. Sd Boarman will allow sd McDonald, this ensuing year, nails to build a tobacco house and also help to build and finish the same. Sd Miles agrees not to have above 2 working hands besides himself. Miles agrees to plant 150 apple trees and keep them well fenced. Signed - Fran Igna. Boarman. Wit - Jno Hamel, Wm McPherson, Edwd Sanders, S. Hanson, Clk*.

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 157.
At the request of Jno Nalley of CC, the following deed was recorded Aug 22, 1724.
Aug 11, 1724 from Richard Lemaster of CC, carpenter, to John Nalley of CC, planter, for 8000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called LANGLEY, lying in CC, bounded by a red oak sapling standing at the edge of Green's cleared ground, a parcel of land called STRIFE, Major Wm Boarman, a white oak of Bettys Delight, containing and laid out for about 75 acres. Signed - Rd Lemaster. Wit - Walter Story*, Jno Briscoe*.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 399-136: LONGLEY: 75 acres; Possession of - 75 Acres - Smoote, Charles : Surveyed 23 May 1703 for Richard Leimaster Jr. beginning at a marked Red Oak sapling a bounded tree of a tract of land called STRIFE: Other Tracts Mentioned: STRIFE; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 75 Acres - John Nally from Richard Lemashe (Lemaster); 11 Aug 1724 (ck date),75 Acres - Charles Smoote from John Nally; 6 Oct 1748

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 326-172: STRIFE: 148 acres; Possession of - 148 Acres - Warren, Thomas: Surveyed 23 April 1670 for William Barton at a bound White Oak in the woods on the West side of Zachia swamp about a mile from the swamp.: Other notes - 135 Acres - John Wathen from Jesse & Ignatius Tennison; 24 July 1745,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-36: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Capt Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Other notes - , 135 Acres - Philemon Hensley from Samuel Smallwood;  17 April 1712, Entered before in folio 362,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 362-4: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Other notes - 100 Acres - Mary Contee from Richard Lemaster; 24 March 1709, 135 Acres - Samuel Smallwood from Benjamin Hall; 19 Dec 1706,135 Acres - John Tennison from William Rogers & Mary; 26 Oct 1723, 135 Acres - Ignatius Tennison from John Tennison; 1 Jan 1742, 50 Acres - James Mudd from John Martin Jr.; 8 Nov 1743, Smith (?) Hawkins from James Mudd; 17 Oct 1747,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-35: CALVERTS HOPE: 898 acres; Possession of - 898 Acres - Hall, Benjamin: Surveyed 19 Feb 1670 for James Bowling on the East side a maine fresh branch of Wicomico about 3 miles from the River.: Conveyance notes - Included in Resurvey of CALVERTS HOPE; 21 March 1706, folio 378 (St. Benedict Hundred), 150 Acres - Thomas Read from Benjamin Hall; 28 Jan 1716,,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-42: BETTYS DELIGHT: 150 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John Sr. : Surveyed 22 Oct 1670 for Thomas Cocker at a bound oak standing on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek near the main road.: Other notes - Isaac Lemaster from Abraham Lemaster; 9 Sept 1721, 100 Acres - Abraham Harguis from John Lemaster; 3 Feb 1747,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-37: BETTYS DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Lemaster, Abraham: Surveyed 22 Aug 1672 for Edward Evans at a bound black oak of Capt Boarman's near HALLS PLACE: Other Tracts Mentioned: HALLS PLACE; Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - Richard Lemaster from John Lemaster; 29 Sept 1727, 60 Acres - Thomas Higdon from Sarah Tennison; 9 June 1752

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 362-5: HALLS LOTT: 338 acres; Possession of - 338 Acres - Mudd, Thomas: Surveyed 10 March 1699 for Thomas Mudd, patent for Benjamin Hall joining upon or near a track called HALLS PLACE: Other Tracts Mentioned: HALLS PLACE; Conveyance notes - 338 Acres - Thomas Jameson from Benjamin Hall; 13 March 1710, Henry Joshua Jameson from Thomas Jameson; 16 May 1729,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 398-135: NOE'S DESART: 96 acres; Possession of - 96 Acres - Davis, Edward Jr.: Surveyed 9 April 1707 for John Noe Jr. and patented to Richard Lemaster beginning at a marked tree of BETTYS DELIGHT: Other Tracts Mentioned: BETTYS DELIGHT; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 96 Acres - Thomas Hayes from Richard Lemaster; 13 Aug 1713,96 Acres - Edward Davis Jr. from Richard Lemaster & Thomas Hayes; 19 Aug 1723,

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 378-15: CALVERTS HOPE RESURVEY: 1198 acres; Possession of - 1198 Acres - see notes: : Re-Surveyed 21 of March 1707 for Benjamin Hall and Mary his wife beginning at a bound tree of the said land standing on a hill side near unto the dwelling plantation of Major William Boarman: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Liber patent number 2 folio 291 annotated near upper left corner of record.,472 Acres - John Parnham from Francis Hall & John Baptist Boarman; 23 May 1737, 435 Acres - John Baptist Boarman from John Parnham & Francis Hall; 23 May 1737, Charles Smoote from John Baptist Boarman; 12 April 1743, The rent of this land is overcharged 0:6:10-1/2,

Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 227
20 Mar 17 10/11; Recorded at the request of Thomas Jameson:
2 Mar 1710; Indenture from Thomas Mudd to Thomas Jameson; for confirmation of a former deed made by Mudd to Jameson for land called HALL PLACE of 450 acres dated 26 Sep 1703; further assigns Thomas Jameson Deed of Gift dated 5 Aug 1678 from Maj. William Boreman to his dau. Sarah Mudd (and the heirs of her body), mother to sd. Thomas Mudd; a tract called HALL PLACE; bounded by Robert Green on Green River and Zachia Swamp, bounded by BOARMAN MANOR and St. Mathews Run; containing 450 acres; /s/ Thom. Mudd; wit. Robt. Stone, Allex. Riggby (mark), Jane Williamson (mark); ack. in court by Michael Mastin by power of atty. from Thomas Mudd
20 Mar 17 10/11 -- Recorded at request of Thomas Jameson, Gent.:
16 Dec 1710; Thomas Mudd appoints Michael Martine as his atty.; /s/ Thomas Mudd; wit. Willm. Boarman, Jr., William Jameson; 13 Mar 1710 Col. Wm. Jameson verifies signature
Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 177
18 Apr 1710; Recorded at request of Samuel Smallwood:
19 Dec 1706; Indenture from Benjamin Hall to Samuell Smallwood of St. Mary's County, carpenter; for 7,000# tobacco; a parcel of land being part of STRIFE taken up by Benjamin 20 Jan 1699; bounded by CALVERTS HOPE; containing 135 acres; /s/ Benja Hall; wit. John Carmichaell, James Maddox (mark), Edward Stone; ack. 19 Dec 1706 by Benjamin Hall; wit. Richard Lemaster, John Carmicheall, Edward Stone; 14 Mar 1709 ack by Benj. Hall and Mary his wife.

Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 58
28 Jan 1716; Indenture from Benjamin Hall of Prince George's County, Gent., and Mary his wife, to Thomas Read, planter; for 13,000# tobacco; 150 acres, part of 300 acres of surplus land within bounds of a tract called Calvert's Hope granted by patent to sd. Benjamin and Mary on 1 Apr 1707; /s/ Benj. Hall, Mary Hall; wit. Tho. Clagett, Patrick Hepburn; 28 Jan 1716; Benjamin Hall and Mary his wife ack. deed; Thomas Clagett and Patrick Hepburn, Gent., certified as justices of Prince George's Co

Charles County Court Records, June 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 382.
Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Hulls Place, in possession of Thomas Mudd, as follows: to William Middleton, Henry Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins, and Samuel Hawkins of CC, Gent. Whereas Thomas Mudd, seized of a tract of land called Hailes Place, lying in CC, did, on Aug 11, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Cl.
And now here, Thomas Hawkins and Sam Hawkins, return to this Court the Commission afd with the certificate and depositions thereto annexed, viz - We, being nominated to examine witnesses about the bounds of the afd tract of land called Halls Place, we therefore met on Apr 8 last, on sd land, and then and there took the depositions of all such witnesses as were produced to us in relation to the bounds thereof, and also the bounds of a tract thereunto contiguous called Halls Lot which are hereunto annexed. Signed Jun 9, 1742 - Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins.

CC. Richard Edelen, aged about 70, declares that the bound stone by which he now stands, Mr. Benjamin Hall showed to him to be a boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

William Boarman, aged about 32, declares that the bound stone on which this deponent now lays his hand, he has always understood to be the 1st boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

Francis Sims, aged about 77, declares that near the place where he now stands, about 36-37 years ago, Luke Garner showed him an old stump and told him it was a former bound tree of the tract of land the sd Garner was then surveying, which this deponent understood to be Mr. Hall's.

Francis Ignatius Boarman, age about 41, declares that an old lying stump, on which this deponent now lays his hand, he understood by Richard Lamaster and several other persons, to be a boundary of a tract of land belonging to Mr. Benjamin Hall.kjh

Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 231
21 Mar 1710/11; Recorded at request of Thomas Jameson, Gent.:
13 Mar 1710; Indenture from Benjamin Hall, Gent., to Thomas Jameson; for 21,000# tobacco; a parcel called HALL LOTT; bounded by HALL PLACE; laid out for 338 acres; /s/ Benjamin Hall; wit. Charles Jones, R. Llewellin, Jno. Clemence, Jr.; 13 Mar 1710 ack to Tho. James by Capt. Beni. Hall; alienation tendered in tobacco; none in court to receive it

Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 161
13 Apr 1710; Recorded at request of Madam Mary Contee:
24 Mar 1710; Indenture from Richard Lemaster to Mary Contee, widow; for £9 and 6,000# tobacco; 2 tracts of land; one called GEORGES REST on the west side of a branch of Zachia Swamp formerly in St. Mary's Co.; bounded by Dennis Husoulaw (?) and THE HILLS, part of a tract conveyed 1671 from William Boarman of St. Mary's County, Gent. to Abraham Lemaster, father of the afsd. Richard; from Abraham to William Taylor of Arundel County, Gent.; from Taylor to Richard Lemaster afsd.; containing 100 acres; also a tract called STRIFE conveyed to Richard Lemaster from Benja. Hall, Gent. dated 12 Dec 1706; tract Hall sold to Samuel Smallwood of St. Mary's Co.; bounded by Wm. Boarman, land of Abraham Lemaster called BETTY DELIGHT; containing 100 acres; /s/ Richard Lemaster; wit. Alexander Contee, John Rogers; ack. by Richard Lemaster and Martha his wife

Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page 44 (42), Jun 1, 1752 from Edward Davis Sr of CC, planter, to Bazel Wathen of CC, planter, for 5000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of that parcel of land in Cc called Nol Desert, bounded by a tract of land called Bettys delight and a tract of land called Strife, a tract of land called Calverts Hope, containing and laid out for about 96 acres. Signed - Edward (E his mark) Davis. Wit - Robt Yates, Hudson Wathen. Ann, wife of the sd Edward Davis, relinquished her right of dower to the land afd. Recorded Oct 18, 1752,

Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 294. Jan 23, 1759 from Basil Wathen of CC, planter, to John Higdon (Hiddon) Jr of CC, for 25 £, part of a tract of land in CC called Noes Desart, bounded by a tract of land called Bettys Delight, a tract of land called Strife, a tract of land called Calverts Hope, containing and laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - Basil Wathen. Wit - John Winter, James Nivison. Recorded Feb 23, 1759.

Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 578. Apr 11, 1782 from Basil Wathen of CC, planter, to Hendley Smoot of CC, planter. Whereas sd Basil Wathen did formerly, by deed dated Jan 23, 1759, convey to John Higdon Jr of CC, part of a tract of land in CC called Noes Desart, bounded by a tract of land called Bettys Delight and a tract of land called Strife, a tract of land called Calverts Hope, containing and laid out for about 50 acres, now this deed witnesses that sd Wathen, for 11,500 lbs of crop of tobacco and for divers other good causes, herein conveys the rest of the afd tract of land called Noes Desart not before conveyed to sd John Higdon Jr by virtue of the afd deed_ Sd Basil Wathen reserves to himself, during his natural life, the use of a dwelling house now standing upon the before bargained land and wherein the sd Basil now lives, and agreeing with sd Hendley Smoot that he may move the dwelling house from where it now stands to any other part of sd land as Smoot shall judge more suitable for themselves. Signed - Basil Wathen, Wit - Walter Hanson, Bent Dyson (CC JPs), John N. Smoot. Recorded Jun 17, 1782.

BOWLING, Bazil, Prince George's Co. 15 Jul, 1768
16 Jan. 1770
To brother William Langworth Bowling, sister Elizabeth Bowling.
Tract: "Strife." now in the posssession of Thomas Bowling, Sr.
Wit: Edward Dickins, William Hamilton, Henrietta Bagget. 38.176

Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y -
Page 211. Lease. Sep 9, 1740 from Thomas Bowling & Mary, his wife, both of Charles County, planter, to Charles Robertson of PG, planter, the lease of 200 acres of land, being part of a tract of land called Strife, lying in PG, bounded by the last course of that part of sd Strife that was laid off for sd Thomas Bowling, it being by a main road at Mattawoman Branch, the dividing line between sd Thomas Bowling & James Green, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. This lease starts on Dec 25, 1737, and runs for the next 13 years. The yearly rent for the first 3 years is 8 shillings sterling for the quit rents, and after that, 700 lbs of merchantable tobacco to sd Thomas or Mary Bowlingg on the last day of Mar yearly. Signed - Thos Bowling, Mary Bowling. Wit - Tho Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Recorded Sep 27, 1740.

Leonard Shircliff 55.164 PG £1.5.0 May 16 1753 Oct 1 1753
Appraisers: John Harris, William Webster.
Creditors: John Baynes, Malcum McBean.
Next of kin: John Sheircliff, Thomas Sheircliff.
Administrator/Executor: Thomas Bollings.

Leonard Shirklif 35.256 A PG £30.3.1 £76.11.8 Oct 1 1753
A second inventory is cited in the amount of £1.5.0.
Payments to: Mr. John Baynes (merchant in Piscataway), Malcom McBean, Mr. William Piles, Martha Porteus wife of Edmund Porteus, Mrs. Mary Noble, Dr. Charles Neale, Robert Gordon, Jr., Robert Cato, Hester or John Holly, Andrew Robinson, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
Administrator: Thomas Bowling.

Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 177
18 Apr 1710; Recorded at request of Samuel Smallwood:
19 Dec 1706; Indenture from Benjamin Hall to Samuell Smallwood of St. Mary's County, carpenter; for 7,000# tobacco; a parcel of land being part of STRIFE taken up by Benjamin 20 Jan 1699; bounded by CALVERTS HOPE; containing 135 acres; /s/ Benja Hall; wit. John Carmichaell, James Maddox (mark), Edward Stone; ack. 19 Dec 1706 by Benjamin Hall; wit. Richard Lemaster, John Carmicheall, Edward Stone; 14 Mar 1709 ack by Benj. Hall and Mary his wife.

Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 18
21 Oct 1712; Recorded at request of Philemon Hensley and Mary his wife:
17 Apr 1712; Indenture from Samuel Smallwood of Baltimore County, carpenter, and Martha his wife, to Philemon Hemsley and Mary his wife; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel called STRIFE; containing 135 acres; /s/ Samuel Smallwood, Martha Smallwood (mark); wit. John Beale, James Earle

Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 62
7 Oct 1713; Recorded at request of Philemon Hemsley:
30 Apr 1713; Indenture from William Bladen of the City of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Gent., to Philemon Hemsly of Queen Anne Co. and Mary his wife; for 5s; 50 acres at th head of Wicomico River; /s/ W. Bladen; wit. Samll. Young, Tho. Machemara, Edmd. Benson

Charles County Land Records, Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 5
27 Mar 1714; Recorded at request of Thomas Hays:
13 Aug 1713; Indenture from Richard Lemaister, planter, to Thomas Hays, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel called Noe's Desart; bounded by Betty's Delight and Calvert Hope; laid out for 96 acres; /s/ Richard Lemaister, Martha Lemaister (mark); ack. 13 Aug 1713 by Richard Lemaister and Mary his wife

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 157.
At the request of Jno Nalley of CC, the following deed was recorded Aug 22, 1724.
Aug 11, 1724 from Richard Lemaster of CC, carpenter, to John Nalley of CC, planter, for 8000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called LANGLEY, lying in CC, bounded by a red oak sapling standing at the edge of Green's cleared ground, a parcel of land called STRIFE, Major Wm Boarman, a white oak of Bettys Delight, containing and laid out for about 75 acres. Signed - Rd Lemaster. Wit - Walter Story*, Jno Briscoe*.

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 393. At the request of Richard Lamastre_of CC, the following deed was recorded Nov 25, 1727.
Sep 29, 1727 from John Lemastre of CC, planter, to Richard Lemastre of CC, carpenter, for 5000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called Bettyes Delight, being in CC (formerly in St Mary's County but now CC), the same being first granted to Edward Evans of St Mary's County, by his Lordship's patent dated Aug 1, 1673, and by sd Evans, by his deed dated Nov 10, 1685, conveyed to Abraham Lamaster, father of the parties to these presents, and by sd Abraham, by his will, devised to the afd John Lemaster. The land is bounded by a bounded red oak near Capt Boarman's near the land of Hallsplace, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. Also, all that tract of land in CC on the east side of Zachiah Swamp, called Lemasters Delight, originally granted to Abraham Lemaster of CC, by his Lordship's patent dated Oct 1, 1700, bounded by a roadside that leads towards Mr. Thomas Mudd's house, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. To have and to hold, the afd tracts of land called Bettyes Delight & Lemasters Delight. Signed - John (++t his mark) Lemaster. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Wm Morphy, Geo Dent*.

Nally, John, planter, Charles County, 6th Feb., 1732/3;
3rd Mch., 1732/3,
To son Denis and hrs., 75 A. being pt. of 2 tracts "'Georges Rest" and "Huskilow's Addition", provided sd. son make over and confirm to son Joseph and hrs., 50 A. "Saint Vincents," shd. he not do so the afsd. 75A. to son Joseph and hrs.
To son John and hrs., 75 A. "Langley".
To son William ex. and hrs., 75 A. being residue of tracts bequeathed son Denis,
Test: Daniel McPherson, William McPherson, Samuel Chum, (Churm). 20,578.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 425-333: WILKINSON THRONE: 506 acres; Possession of - 506 Acres - Hanson, Samuel: : Re-surveyed 14 Oct 1734 for Samuel Hanson and Elinor Wilkinson lying near the road side that leads to Thomas Thompsons & Patented to them 10 May 1736.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 253 Acres - William Saunders from William MacPherson; 5 July 1746,52 Acres - John Harrant from William Saunders; 6 July 1750.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 304-18: HILLS, THE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Hoskins, Philip Col: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Manns on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HARWOOD; other notes - Resurveyed into HARWOOD, 8 Aug 1726, folio 408, 150 Acres - Walter Hanson from Notley Maddox; 22 June 1730,,

Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber H, Page 190
9 Sep 1679; Indenture from George Thompson, late of Charles County, now of St Mary's County, Gent, to Benjamin Rozer, Esq.; for 18,000* tobacco; a parcel of land called Pomefield; (Pomfret--NJL) on the east side of St Thomas Creek; bounded by 100 acres of land formerly laid out for Robert Clarke, Esq., and Mr. Goodwicks; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ George Thompson; wit. Henry Bonner, John Godshall, Edmund Dennis

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 396. At the request of Daniel Jenifer of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Nov 27, 1727.
Sep 29, 1727 from Richard Lemastre of CC, carpenter, to Daniel Jenifer of CC, chyrugeon [surgeon], for 8000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called Lemasters Hope in CC on the east side of Zachiah Swamp, bounded by a road side that leads to a plantation where Mr. Thomas Mudd formerly dwelled, whereon Mr. Thomas Jameson now dwells, containing and 'Laid out for about 491 acres. Signed - Richard Lemaster. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Wm Morphy, Geo Dent*

Charles County Land Record Book X No. 2, 1743-1744; Page 9. At the request of James Dooley of CC, the following lease was recorded on Aug 2, 1743.
Mar 10, 1742[/3] from William Sanders of CC, planter, to James Dooley of CC, cordwainer, for and in consideration of the yearly rent of 600 lbs tobacco clear of cask and for divers other causes, the lease of part of a tract of land called Wilkisons Throne, lying in CC, bounded by Thomas Thompson, and may include 100 acres on that end of sd land next Thomas Thompson, during the term of 9 years. Dooley agrees to build on the land a 16 foot square dwelling house, a 40 foot tobacco house, a corn house, and also, he will plant 00 apple trees near 30 feet distance, and keep them fenced and tended. Dooley is to leave the land in good, tenantable repair. Signed - Will: Sanders. Wit - Thos Morse, Walter Hanson.

Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 412. Apr 7, 1760 from Alexander Macpherson of CC, planter, to Hugh Mitchell of CC, Gentleman, for 9000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land called Georges Rest that sd Alexander Macpherson purchased of William Hemsley (exclusive of that part thereof already conveyed by sd Alexander Macpherson to William Macpherson), and the rest of that tract of land called the Bridges (not already conveyed by sd Alexander Macpherson to sd William Macpherson), containing, in both sd parcels, about 100 acres, lying on the east side of Zachia [Zekiah] Swamp in CC, contiguous to each other. Signed - Alex.r (A his mark) Macpherson Sr. Wit - Dan of St Thos Jenifer, Dan Jenifer. Mrs. Elizabeth Macpherson, wife of sd Alexander Macpherson, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded May 6, 1760.

Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 18
25 Oct 1673; Division of land between Hugh Thomas and Thomas Lomax; a parcel at the head of Wicomico River; south end to Hugh Thomas and the north end to Thomas Lomax; Thomas to pay Lomax 1,700# of tobacco; a parcel of Thomas' land leased to Meverell Hulse and a parcel of Lomax's part leased to Josh Posey; /s/ William Barton, John Contee, Alexander Smith (mark), John Posey (mark)

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 366-34: HUSCULAW: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Nalle, John: Surveyed 21 Mar 1672 for Dennis Husculaw on the East side of Zachia Swamp near GEORGES REST: Other notes - 50 Acres - William McPherson from Dennis Nally; 5 May 1739, Charles Smoote from Abraham Hargesse; 6 Dec 1742,



1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 373-3: SMITHS RESERVE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Searson, Francis: Surveyed 23 April 1670 for John Smith at a broad black oak the bound tree of Phillip Coombes (entered again in 375): Conveyance notes - {mm Note; in with Benedict Records{, 100 Acres - William Chapman from Francis Searson & Elizabeth & Dennis Mahoney; 4 Aug 1714,this is entered again in Folio 375,
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 375-21: SMITHS RESERVE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Searson, Francis: Surveyed 23 April 1670 & patent 1 July 1670 for John Smith. (entered into 373): Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}

Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 25
19 Aug 1714; Recorded at the request of Wm. Chapman of Mary's Co.:
4 Aug 1714; Indenture from Francis Searson now of St. Mary's County, surgeon, Elizabeth Mahony of St. Mary's County, widow, late wife of Timothy Mahony, dec'd, and one of the daus. of John Smith formerly of St. Mary's County, and Dennis Mahony, planter, s/o Timothy and Elizabeth Mahony, to Wm. Chapman, tailor of St. Mary's Co.; a parcel belonging to John Smith in his lifetime called Smith's Be Served formerly in St. Mary's before the division of the county; containing 100 acres; on 12 Feb 1676 John Smith's will gave sd. tract (among other things) to his dau. Elizabeth; Elizabeth granted sd. tract to her son Dennis; about 6 Apr 1705 Dennis did bargain this tract for 2,000# tobacco and a Camblet Coat to Francis Searson; /s/ Fr. Searson Elizabeth Mahony (mark), Dennis Mahony; wit. Phill. Hoskins, Wm. Harbert, Thomas Stone; ack. by Fran. Searson and Alice his wife; by Dennis Mahoney and Elizabeth his wife 11 Aug 1714

Charles County Court Records, June Court 1735 Court, Liber T#2, Page 34
William Chapman, by his petition to the Court here, sets forth that he is possessed of 100 acres of land in CC on the west side of Piles Fresh Swamp, called Smiths Reserve, the bounds whereof he wants to perpetuate and he prays the Court to grant a Commission for that purpose to such persons as shall be thought proper &c. Thereupon it is ordered that Commission issue, returnable here &c, to Messrs Henry Hawkins, Geo: Brett, Geo: Hatton, & Samuel Chunn, to examine witnesses concerning the premises.

Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 200-202
Pursuant to the order of Jun Court in the 21st year of his Lordship's Dominion, Commission issued, returnable here, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Smith's Reserve, in possession of William Chapman. The Commissioners appointed were Henry Hawkins, George Brett, George Hatton, & Saml Chunn of CC, Gent. William Chapman is seized of the afd land, which lies in CC. The Commissioners are not related to the Petitioner, any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land. Signed Aug 15, 1735, in the 21st year of our Dominion - Sam Hanson, Clerk.
And now here, Henry Hawkins, George Hatton, & Saml Chunn return the Commission with the following certificate and depositions -
We did meet on sd land on Nov 20, 1735, and examined all such witnesses as to us were offered.
The deposition of Saml Turner, age about 60, who says that about 40 years ago, on or near the place where this deponent now stands, was a pine tree, and that he had heard say there was a bound tree nigh there. Signed - Samuel (~ his mark) Turner.
The deposition of George Dent, age about 45, who says that about 20 years ago, Geo: Short told him that nigh the place where this deponent now stands, stood a bound tree parting the land of Tenison and William Chapman, which he, the sd Short, showed this deponent, being a gum tree. Signed - George Dent.
The deposition of Catherine Short, age about 35, who says that her husband, Daniel Short, about 3-4 years ago, told her that his father and Abraham Lemaster told him that nigh the place where this deponent now stands, stood a gum bounded tree which they showed him and told him it parted the land of Jestinian Tenneson & Wm: Chapman. Signed - Catherine (C her mark) Short.
Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 202. The deposition of Richard Lemaster, age about 66, says the tree where this deponent now stands, being a sweet gum, was always in his memory deemed to be a bounded tree belonging to the land of Justin Teneson & John Smith. Signed - Richard (his mark) Lemaster.

Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 84. Mortgage, recorded at the request of Zephaniah Turner.
Feb 17, 1776 from Samuel McPherson of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Turner of CC, merchant. Whereas sd Turner, at the request and for the debts of sd McPherson, 3 days ago, became jointly bound with McPherson to Diana Price of CC in the 8 bonds and obligations following, to wit, one bond and obligation dated Feb 14 in the sum of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment by McPherson to sd Diana Price, of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1777; another bond and obligation of the same date, in the penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of another sum of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1778; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1779; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1780; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1781; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1782; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 20 £ sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 10 £ sterling by Feb 14, 1783; one other bond and obligation of the same date in the like penalty of 26 £ 8 shillings sterling conditioned for the payment as afd of 13 £ 4 shillings sterling by Feb 14, 1783; now this deed witnesses that for the indemnification of sd Turner from the payment of all of the sd bonds and obligations, and all costs, trouble, charge, damage, interest, and expense which he may suffer by his becoming bound thereby as afd, and for 5 shillings sterling to him paid by Turner, McPherson grants Turner the land following, to wit, a parcel of about 100 acres, being part of a tract of land called Saint Matthews, lying in CC; and one other tract of land called Pomfret, containing about 75 acres in CC, and lying next to the afd parcel of land, the whole being the plantation that belonged to and was occupied by Alexander McPherson of CC, lately decd, the father of the sd Samuel McPherson, party to these presents, and whereon he lived at the time of his death, and which was, by him, in his will, devised to sd Samuel McPherson, his son. To better indemnify sd Turner and for an additional 5 shillings sterling, McPherson grants Turner the 3 Negro slaves following: a woman named Kate, aged about 30 years, the boy named Aaron, her son, aged about 7 months, and the girl named Myrrh, aged about 11 years, together with the hire, use, profits, and labour of sd slaves and their increase. Signed - Saml McPherson. If, however, McPherson pays Diana Price the 8 bonds and obligations before specified and all the sums, principal, and interest due and to become due, and indemnifies Turner also pays him his costs of 21 shillings, then these presents shall be void. Signed - Saml McPherson. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Jas Craik (CC JPs and Magistrates). Recorded Feb 19, 1776. {"Release on this mortgage recorded in Liber Z No. folio 260"}

Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 250. Release, recorded at the request of Samuel McPherson.
I release Samuel McPherson from the within mortgage, sd McPherson having satisfied and paid the several sums of money therein mentioned, thereby exonerating me from all claims from the within named Diana Price, Signed May 13, 1786 - Zeph Turner. Wit - William Bruce.
NB Mortgage recorded in Liber V No. 3 folic 84-87. Recorded May 13, 1786.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 365-27: ST. THOMAS: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Simpson, Thomas: Surveyed 25 May 1665 for Thomas Simpson in the woods on the West side Piles Fresh: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; ; other notes - 50 Acres - John Walker from Benjamin Hall, 27 January 1716; 68 Acres - John Walker from Benjamin Hall, 27 January 1716; 10 Acres - John Walker from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727, 6 Acres - John Walker from Thomas Simpson Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 112 Acres - William Simpson from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 168 Acres - Richard Edelen from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 218 Acres - Richard Edelen from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 150 Acres - John William, Thomas William, James William, Daniel Short, Giles Simpson from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 79 Acres - George Hatton from John & James William & Daniel Short, 6 April 1732; 60 Acres - Ignatius Simpson from Thomas Simpson Jr & Sr. 31 Dec 1732; 63 Acres - Giles (?) Simpson from Thomas Simpson Jr & Sr. 31 Dec 1732, Resurveyed into ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; 19 Oct 1721, folio 400.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 371-66: BOWLINGS RESERVE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Clarke, Thomas: Surveyed 22 July 1668 for James Bowling at a bound Red Oak near the land called GEORGE: Other Tracts Mentioned: GEORGE; ; ; other notes - 100 Acres - Thomas Jameson from Thomas Mudd; 8 March 1709, 100 Acres - Thomas Jameson from Luke Clark; 5 Feb 1724,,

Boarman, William,Charles County, 16th May, 1708; 17th June, 1709.
To wife Mary, extx., personalty and dwelling plantation, Boarman's Rest; wife to pay dau. Clare certain money due by debt of Ephram Leverton, of North Carolina.
To son Benedict and hrs., dwelling plantation, Boarman's Rest, provided he keep in repair the Chapell (Catholic) which is on the place; failing which, sd. plantation to pass to next heir.
To son John Baptist and hrs., tract Lanterman and rents which shall be due from Edward Benson living on the sd. land.
To son Francis Ignatius and hrs., part of St. George's Rest, formerly belonging to Robert Green.
To daus. Mary and Clare, personalty and about 400 A. where negro quarter is, being part of the Manor Quarter.
To dau. Anne Brooks and hrs., 500 A. to be taken up by extx. In event of death of sons John Baptist or Francis Ignatius during minority or without issue, survivor to inherit dedeased's portion, and both dying without issue or during minority, their estate to revert to son Benedict and hrs., and the latter dying during minority or without issue, his lands to pass to other two sons afsd. and hrs.
Overseers: Son Benedict, Benjamin Hall, Raphael Neale.
Test: Joseph Pile, John Mudd, John Wathen.
Proven at Portobacco in Chandler Town.
By codicil 17th Jan., 1708, Wm. Boarman, Sr., ratifies his will as above and states that having formerly sold to Thomas Hagan, Sr., 80 A., 65 A. appear to be outside of his bounds, and therefore he bequeaths to sd. Hagan 65 A., part of Lanternam afsd., which shall be decided upon by Capt. Benja. Hall and Wm. Boarman. Part 2, 12.
108. 741.

Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 42. At the request of Marsham Queen, the following lease was recorded on Jun 17, 1745.
Mar 27, 1745 from Thomas Mudd of CC, planter, to Marsham Queen of CC, planter, for 5 shillings, the 1 year lease of a parcel of land called Hall Place, being part of Boarman Manor called Content, lying in CC, bounded by Mr. Robert Green, the north side of Green Run, Zachia Swamp, Matthew's Run, containing about 450 acres. Signed - Thomas Mudd. Wit - Thomas Taylor, Ignatius Wheeler.
The consideration money was received by Thos Boarman Mudd

Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 409. At the request of Miles McDonald of CC, the following [lease] was recorded this Mar 26.., 1728.
Mar 13, 1727 from Francis Igna. Boarman of_.CC, Gent, to Miles McDonald of CC, planter, for divers good causes, the lease of all that part of that tract of land called Greens Rest, lying in CC, 100 acres to be laid out adjacent to the lands of Alexander McFerson in CC. This is a 21 year lease, with a yearly rent of 600 lbs of tobacco in cask upon sd land and plantation, on Nov 10, except the 1st year. Sd Boarman will allow sd McDonald, this ensuing year, nails to build a tobacco house and also help to build and finish the same. Sd Miles agrees not to have above 2 working hands besides himself. Miles agrees to plant 150 apple trees and keep them well fenced. Signed - Fran Igna. Boarman. Wit - Jno Hamel, Wm McPherson, Edwd Sanders, S. Hanson, Clk*.

Charles County Court Records, June 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 382.
Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Hulls Place, in possession of Thomas Mudd, as follows: to William Middleton, Henry Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins, and Samuel Hawkins of CC, Gent. Whereas Thomas Mudd, seized of a tract of land called Hailes Place, lying in CC, did, on Aug 11, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Cl.
And now here, Thomas Hawkins and Sam Hawkins, return to this Court the Commission afd with the certificate and depositions thereto annexed, viz - We, being nominated to examine witnesses about the bounds of the afd tract of land called Halls Place, we therefore met on Apr 8 last, on sd land, and then and there took the depositions of all such witnesses as were produced to us in relation to the bounds thereof, and also the bounds of a tract thereunto contiguous called Halls Lot which are hereunto annexed. Signed Jun 9, 1742 - Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins.

CC. Richard Edelen, aged about 70, declares that the bound stone by which he now stands, Mr. Benjamin Hall showed to him to be a boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

William Boarman, aged about 32, declares that the bound stone on which this deponent now lays his hand, he has always understood to be the 1st boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

Francis Sims, aged about 77, declares that near the place where he now stands, about 36-37 years ago, Luke Garner showed him an old stump and told him it was a former bound tree of the tract of land the sd Garner was then surveying, which this deponent understood to be Mr. Hall's.

Francis Ignatius Boarman, age about 41, declares that an old lying stump, on which this deponent now lays his hand, he understood by Richard Lamaster and several other persons, to be a boundary of a tract of land belonging to Mr. Benjamin Hall.

Charles County Liber L#2 Page 450.
At the request of John Parnham of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jan 11, 1728.
Sep 27, 1728 from John Digges of Prince Georges County, Gent, to John Parnham of CC, merchant. Caecilius, late Lord Baltemore, by his grant dated Mar 10, 1673,'in consideration of 10,000 lbs of tobacco, gave Eliza Wharton all that tract of land in CC called Barbadoes, whereof the land hereafter mentioned to be granted to sd John Parnham.is part. Sd Elizabeth, by the name of Eliza Digges; by her grant dated Oct 4, 1697, in consideration of natural affection., conveyed the sd land called Barbardoes unto Edward Digges,"her son, which sd Edwd, by his will, devised sd land called Barbadoes to sd John Digges. Now this deed witnesses that the sd John Digges, for 75 £ lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by John Parnham, has sold to sd John Parnham all that tract of land in CC, bounded by the fresh of Portobacco [Cr], being the northernmost boundary of a parcel of land now in the possession of John Beale, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. Signed - John Digges. Wit - A Contee, John Nelson. This deed was acknowledged before John Smith by John Digges and Mrs. Eleanor Digges, wife of the sd John.

Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 12
29 Jan 1714; Recorded deed of bargain at the request of John Parnham, Gent.:
9 Mar 1713; Indenture from Joseph Pile, Gent., son and heir Joseph Pile, dec'd, and Luke Gardiner of Prince George's County, Gent., to John Parnham and Elizabeth his wife, sister to sd. Joseph Pile; for£20; a parcel called Horne; located on the north side of the Potomac and west side of Wicomico River; containing 100 acres; /s/ Joseph Pile, Luke Gardiner; wit. John. Fendall, Thomas Stone; ack. 9 Mar 1713 by Luke Gardiner and 20 Apr 1714 by Joseph Pile and Elizabeth his wife

Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 224. At the request of John Parnham Sr, the following deed was recorded Jun 17, 1730.
May 7, 1730 from William Hawton of CC, Gent, to John Parnham of CC, merchant, for 11,000 lbs of tobacco and 48 shillings, 2 certain parcels of land in CC,.and being now actually in the possession of sd William Hawton, the one being part of that tract of land that was granted to John Hatch of CC on Oct 22, 1650, lying on the west side of Wicocomoco [Wicomico] River, and bounded by one of the bound trees of Thomas Hatton who is now in possession of part of the afd tract, containing and now laid out for about 82 acres. Also, part of a tract of land granted to John Courts of CC on Aug 18, 1658, a point near the Landing called Georges Landing on Smoots Cr near the fork of sd Cr, containing and now laid out for about 73 acres. Signed - Wm Hawton. Wit - Robert Hanson*, Robert Yates*. Mrs. Margt Hawton, wife of the sd William Hawton, declared that she relinquished freely all her right to the within land.

1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 321-139: BARBADOS: 1000 acres; Possession of - 1000 Acres - Digges, Edward: Surveyed 24 July 1679 for Elizabeth Wharton in his lordships manor of PANGUYA on the East side the main run of Port Tobacco Creek: Other Tracts Mentioned: PANGUYA MANOR; ; ; other notes - 200 Acres - John Parnham from John Digges; 27 Sept 1728, 702 Acres - Francis Gooderick from John Digges; 27 Sept 1728,1500 Acres - Henry Darnell from John Digges; 16 May 1729, 220 Acres - John Thompson from John Digges; 1 May 1730, Henry Darnell & recorded from C. Digges & recorded, Edward Neale & John Hall; 4 June 1733,


In 1723 Alexander McPherson was granted by Lord Baltimore - On 7 May 1723 “By virtue of assignment from Mrs. Mary Hemsley of Anne Arundel County unto Alexander McPherson of Charles County for one hundred acres of  land. Warrt. granted out of his Lordship’s Land Office 13 day of Nov last unto Mary Hemsley which assignment bears date the 30th day of March last a parcel of land called the Bridges lying in Charles County aforesaid in Zachia Swamp adjoining to a parcel of land formerly conveyed from William Boarman and Abraham Lanister unto Philip Hemsley and Mary his wife, ……containing and laid out for one hundred acres to be held of “Zachia Manor.” (signed) Robert Hanson, Dep. Surv. [Patents, Liber 2 # 4, folio 473, Liber PL #6, folio 550]