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

John Musgrove

Male 1732 - 1785  (53 years)


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  • Name John Musgrove 
    Born 1732  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1785  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039388  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Family Female MNU Musgrove,   d. Bef 1785, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1752  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Musgrove,   b. Aft 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Musgrove,   b. Aft 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amos Musgrove,   b. Aft 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Zachariah Musgrove,   b. Aft 1755, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Delilah Musgrove,   b. Aft 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Nathan Musgrove,   b. 7 Mar 1758, Unity, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1823, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Elizabeth Musgrove,   b. Aft 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Arabella Musgrove,   b. 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1884, Licking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 110 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F22734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN MUSGROVE

      In the name of God Amen, I John Musgrove of Montgomery County and State of Marland being weak in Body, but of Sound and Disparing Mind, Memory and Understanding and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the presence of John Hollowing.

      Them I give and Bequeath unto the whole of my children, male and female, the whole of my land to be equally divided between them, except my son Amos, to whom I give and bequeath One Hundred Acres for and during his natural life, and at his decease to be equally divided between the whole of my children, male and female.

      Them I give and bequeath unto my son Amos one Negro boy named Stephan, as his part of my personal estate and the residue thereof. After my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, the residue thereof to be equally divided between the rest of my children, male and female.

      And last, I hereby constitute and appoint my son Nathan Musgrove (to be co-exec. with Richard Ijames), Executor of this My Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof, I have here unto God and affixed my and and seal this fifth day of June Seventeen Hundred and Eight-Five.

      LAND WHICH JOHN MUSGROVE OWNED IN THE TAX ASSESSMENT OF 1783:

      100 Acres of "Gaither's Purchase" and 54 acres of "What's Left,", dtd. Oct 29, 1779
      286 acres of "Bear Garden Forest Enlarged", dtd. Mar 4, 1780 - l log house
      38 acres made up of parts of "Gaither's Purchase" and "The Meadows", Mortgage of 1,527 pounds, dtd. July 13, 1780
      10-1/4 acres of "Resurvey on John and Sarah", dtd. Dec 31, 1784
      25 acres "Addition to Plummer's Content"
      29-3/4 acres "Gaither's Meadow"
      40 acres "Treed Land" - grist mill, log house, barn and outhouses
      52 acres "Hannah's Purchase" - log tobacco house
      66 acres "Resurvey on Plummer's Content"

      A John Musgrove, was in Prince George's County in 1761, when he signed a petition as an inhabitant of Rock Creek Parish, to build a chapel of ease, however, no verification has been made as to whether this is the John Musgrove whose wife was Sarah..

      Possibly emigrated from Westmoreland, England. Slave holder and owner of large tobacco plantation just outside of Baltimore, MD. Baltimore consisted of only 25 homes in 1752 but grew to 150 homes by 1762, and it was during this time that John Musgrove emigrated to the US from England. John settled in Unity, MD. Unity is located 20 miles west of Baltimore and 15 miles north of Washington, DC. Unity is described as plantation region in this time period as Washington, District of Columbia did not exist as a city. There is some indication by research done by Grace Matthews that John may have entered Sussex County, Delaware (located at the head of Delaware Bay) before going to Maryland. Grace also stated that John had a twin brother by the name of James who stayed in England

      Most of the above information was furnished by the Montgomery County Historical Society.
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      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Liber F Land Records. {Patricia Abelard Andersen} Pg 614-615. John Musgrove recorded deed 12 Dec. 1758, made 2 Dec. 1758 between John Plummer ofFC, for5 pcm MD, sells tract called "Plummer's Content," beginning on west side of a small branch that runs into Hawlings River, M&B given for 76 acres. Signed John Plummer before David Carlisle, David Lynn, Chas Jones. Receipt. Ack. by John Plummer. AF & duty paid.
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      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Liber F Land Records. {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      615-617. John Musgrove recorded 12 Dec. 1758, made 2 Dec. 1758 between John Plummer ofFC, for 20 pcm MD, tract ofland called "Treed Land," in the fork of the Hawlings River, on a small draft on the east side thereof, that runs into Hawlings River, a draft ofPaluxent River, by surveyors certifIcate containing 40 acres. Signed John Plummer before David Lynn, David Carlisle, Chas Jones. Receipt. At the same time came John Linton [sic] and his wife Martha, and released their right ofdower. AF & duty paid.
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      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Liber F Land Records. {Patricia Abelard Andersen} Pg 864-866. John Musgrove recorded 21 Nov. 1759, made 22 Nov. 1759 between John Plumer of FC,
      carpenter; for 25 pcm MD, sells tract called "Addition to Plummer's Content," lying in the fork of Hallings River, M&B given beginning at tract called "Hannah's Purchase," containing 25 acres. Signed John Plummer before Jos Wood, Thos Norris. Receipt. Ack. AF & duty paid.