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

Alexander Contee Hanson

Male 1749 - 1806  (56 years)


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  • Name Alexander Contee Hanson 
    Born 22 Oct 1749  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1806  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001994  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 

    Father John President Hanson,   b. 3 Apr 1721, Mulberry Grove, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1783, Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Jane Contee,   b. 28 Sep 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1812, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Howard,   b. 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1806, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1778  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Hanson,   b. 25 Aug 1782, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1782, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Charles Wallace Hanson,   b. 4 Aug 1784, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1853, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Alexander Contee Jr Hanson,   b. 27 Feb 1786, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1819, 'Belmont' Howard County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Mary Jane Hanson,   b. 25 Aug 1790, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1815, 'Belmont', Howard County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F01189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HANSON,, Alexander Contee., died in Annap, on Jan, 16th, in his 56th year; Chancellor of the State of Md. (Jan, 23., 1806)

      HANSON, Mrs. Rebecca.. died on Tues, [June 21], in her 47th year., the relict of A. C. Hanson., late Chancellor of the State. (June 26., 1806)

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      Deed Mar 9 1756 from William Boswell of Charles County, Maryland.
      planter, to Mathew Boswell of same, planter, his brother. Price 1000 lbs
      of tobacco, half a tract of land called, "Mary's Delight" in Charles
      County near the head of Portobacco Branch adjoining a tract called,
      "Boswell Desert" . begin N. side of a branch of Portobacco then NE, SE,
      then SW, then SE, then SW, then SW, then to start, 74 acres including
      buildings, gardens, and orchards. Recorded April 3 1756. Deed Dec 21
      1766 from Matthew Bosell and William Bosell of Pr. Georges Co. Md.
      planters, to John Hanson and Alexander Hanson of same planters, for the
      price of 27 pounds and 20,000 pounds of tobacco, all the two tracts, one
      called, "Boswels Desert" near a small branch that falls into Portobacco
      Main Branch and near land of Alexander Hamilton, 100 acres, in Charles
      County Md. and also one called, "Mary's Delight", near the head of
      Port tobacco Branch adjoining the afsd Boswels Desert, 74 acres in Charles
      County. Signatures William Boswell ( M ) & Matthew Boswell Junr ( S ),
      witnesses Sam. Hanson and Geo. Lee. Acknowledged Dec 21 1766; Eleanor and
      Catherine the wives of sd. Matthew Bosell and William Bosell released
      their dower rights. Recorded Jun 9 1767.
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      Folio 112 JANE CONTEE PG 01/26/1779 06/12/1779
      "being in good health ...'
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Contee --son
      -to have all of testatrix's tract of land in Charles County called "Rozer's Refuge"
      -to have Negro man "Hector" and "Moses"
      -to have one third of testatrix's corn, tobacco, money and household furn. and one third of the plate
      -to have the tract of land called "Bucker's (?) Quarter" and all that lying to the southward of a large branch or run that makes in to the creek called Portobaaco Creek and a small part of the marsh that is now ditched and which lies to the northward of the said branch and to be laid off so as to cont. 20 acres
      -named executor of the will
      2. John Contee --son
      -to have silver coffee pot, and mourning ring of 1 guinea price
      3. Catherine Harrison--daughter
      Barbara Reed--daughter
      -son Thomas to pay each the sum of 50 pounds sterling and should he refuse, then he is to have no part of the land left to him in Charles County
      -remainder of the land called "Rozer's Refuge" to be divided between them -Catherine to have Negro woman "Nan" and Negro boy "John"
      -Catherine to have one third part of the plate, one third part of the corn and tobacco and one third part of the household fum.
      -Barbara to have Negro men "Ben" and "Peter"
      -Barbara to have one third part of the corn and tobacco, one third part of the plate, and one third part of the household furn.
      -testatrix wants it understood that the money given to daughters Catherine and Barbara and to son Thomas is not to be part of the money due testatrix from W. Hyde, merchant
      4. Jane (Contee?) --daughter
      -to have silver tea pot and stand and milk pot and tea spoons and tray and bread and butter plate, 1 mourning ring of I guinea price
      5. Jane Contee Harrison --granddaughter
      -to have Negro boys "George" "Townside" and "Jacob" and Negro girl "Cate"
      6. John Hanson --son-in-law
      -along w/ testatrix's sons John and Thomas to have all of testatrix's right to a debt due from Samuel Hyde, merchant and now due--to be divided among them
      7. Jane Contee --granddaughter (daughter of son John)
      Alexander Contee --grandson (son of son Thomas)
      Jane (Contee?) --granddaughter (daughter of son Thomas)
      Alexander --grandson (son of daughter Jane)
      Jane --granddaughter (daughter of daughter Jane)
      Leonard --grandson (son of daughter Grace)
      John Reed --grandson (son of daughter Barbara)
      -each of testatrix's grandchildren including Jane Harrison, to have I silver can of 5 guineas price and to be paid out of the share of Catherine and Barbara and Thomas Witnesses: John Baden, Sr.
      Robert Baden
      Juda Flood (mark)
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 268. May 23, 1794 from the Honorable Alexander Contee Hanson, Esquire, Chancellor, acting on behalf of the State of Maryland, to Alexander Hamilton of CC. The tracts of land called Lucketts Benefits, and part of Moores Ditch, lying in CC, were sold as the property of Thomas Hussey Luckett, a State debtor, under a writ of fieri facial, and purchased by William Kilty, former agent for Maryland. Sd lands were afterwards sold by William Campbell, late agent for sd State, unto sd Alexander Hamilton for Lucketts Benefits, 50 19 shillings and 9 pence, and for part of Moores Ditch, 292 16 shillings and 4 pence. As per survey, Lucketts Benefits is in CC, bounded by The New Exchange, Morriss Adventure, land called Greenland, containing 33 acres 3 roods and 8 perches; part of Moores Ditch is bounded by sd Luckett and Doctor James Craik, a line of Marshalls Deed, a line of Davis' Deed, Doctor Craik, sd Luckett's part of Moores Ditch, containing 194 acres and 22 perches. Now be it known that, per an Act of the General Assembly passed at Nov Session, 1793 entitled "An Act to authorize the Chancellor to grant Deeds and Patents in certain cases", the afd Chancellor hereby grants the afd land to sd Hamilton. Signed AC Hanson, Wit - Henry Whetcroft, Recorded May 28, 1794.
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1770-1774
      Volume 726, Page 339

      This Indenture made this nineteenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven
      hundred and seventy two Between James Williams of the City of Annapolis Merchant and Elizabeth
      7 sds Williams his Wife of the one Part and Alexander Contee Hanson of the same Place of the other
      Part Witnesseth that the said James Williams and Elizabeth Williams his Wife for and in Consideration
      of the Sum of five Shillings sterling Money to them in Hand paid by the said Alexander Contee Hanson
      at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
      Have granted bargained and sold and by these Presents do grant bargain & sell unto the same
      Alexander Contee Hanson his Executors Administrators and Assigns all that Lott or Portion
      of Land which was heretofore to Wit on or about the twelfth Day of January in the Year of our
      Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight bargained & sold by a certain Agnes Gordon late of
      Ann Arundel County to John Anderson late of the City of Annapolis deceased as appears by the
      Deed thereof then bearing Date which is recorded in the Secretarys Office of the Province of
      Maryland aforesaid Reference being thereto had which said Lott or Portion of Land lies in Ann Arundel
      County & is Part of a Lott or Lotts of Land lying in the City of Annapolis afd called and known
      by the Name of Nicholsons Lott as also of another Portion or Lott of Land adjoyning to the former
      granted to a certain Robert Gordon by Virtue of an Act of Assembly bearing Date the twenty sixth
      Day of October seventeen hundred and twenty three called the Sand Bank Which said Lott or Portion
      of Land is also contained within the following Courses viz.t Begining at a certain Post standing in a
      certain Lott lying in the City of Annapolis af.d called Nicholson's Lott and the Sand Bank (being
      a Lott or Portion of Land contigious to the said Nicholsons Lott) af.d South East Seventy
      one Feet to high Water Mark of the said Nicholson Cove unto a third Post and runing
      from this third Post by and with high Water Mark of the af.d Cove North forty two Degrees
      East eighty three feet to a fourth Post then runing from this fourth Part North forty
      Degrees & half a Degree West forty Feet and from the fifth Post runing by
      strait Line to the begining Post containing six thousand three hundred and fifty nine square
      Feet of Land lying and being in Ann Arundel County aforesaid Which said Lott or
      Portion of plantable Land was also devised by the last Will and Testament of the aforesaid John
      Anderson together with all Edefices Buildings Gardens Orchards Ways Waters Water
      Courses Commodities Priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages and
      Appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or appertaining and the Reversion &
      Reversions Remainder & Remainders Rents Issues & Profits thereof & every Part & Parcell
      thereof To have & to hold the same Lands & Premisses with the Appurtenances unto the said
      Alexander Contee Hanson his Executors Administrators and Assigns from the Day next before the
      Day of the Date of these Presents for & during & untill the full End & Term of one whole Year
      from thence next ensuing & fully to be compleat and ended To the Intent and Purpose that by
      Force and Virtue of these Presents & of the Statute for transferring Uses into Possession the
      said Alexander Contee Hanson may be in the actual Possession of the Premisses & be thereby
      enabled to take & accept a Grant & Release of the Reversion & Inheritance thereof to him & his Heirs
      forever In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereto interchangeably set their Hand
      and affixed their Seals the Day and year first above written
      Sealed & delivered
      Bennet Bracco Ja.s Williams (seal)
      in the Presence of
      Eliz.a Williams (seal)
      (The aforegoing Deed was thus endorsed) Viz.t A C Hanson (seal)
      Rece.d on the Day and Year first within written from the within named Alexander Contee Hanson
      the Sum of five Shillings Sterling being the Consideration Money within mentioned to be by him paid us
      Test Ja.s Williams
      Bennet Bracco Eliz.a Williams

      Recorded the 1.st Day of Aug.t 1772