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

Catharine Musgrove

Female Abt 1724 - 1768  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Catharine Musgrove 
    Born Abt 1724  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Mar 1768  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001368  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Charles Musgrove,   b. 1682, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1751, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Catherine Parrander,   b. Abt 1686, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1757, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef 12 Oct 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Harris,   b. 25 May 1708, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1742, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1740  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Harris,   b. Abt 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Harris,   b. 1 Aug 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1815, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F01179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Douglass,   b. 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1756, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1744  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Douglass,   b. Between 1744 and 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Elizabeth Douglass,   b. 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1787, Dorchester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F01552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Catherine Douglas, Charles County, Maryland. May 19, 1766 Mar. 9. 1768
      To Son Thomas Harris: one negro boy Harry * * *
      To daughter Elizabeth Smoot: one negro Phillip * * * and my riding chair during life and if she dies, the chair is to go to Anne Harris, wife of Thomas.
      To sister Mary Reeves: My saddle, etc.
      To son Joseph: To have negroes Quam. and Winnes, silver spoons, and all the rest of my estate.
      Executors: Thomas Harris and Joseph Douglas my sons,
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      Katharine Douglass 97.232 CH 379.15.7 Jun 7 1768 Jun 16 1768
      Appraisers: Samuel Love, Jr William Brown.
      mentions: John Smoot, David Wather.
      Mentions: T. Harris, Elisabeth Smoot.
      Executor: Joseph Douglass.
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      Charles Musgrave 33.136 A CH 268.17.9 309.3.3 Jul 18 1752
      Sureties: Alexander Hawkins, Thomas Smoot, Jr.
      Received from: Robert Honer.
      Payments to: Robert Honer, Richard Gildart, Esq. & Sons paid to Robert Honer, John Scott, John Hanson, John Brossottt Dr. Gustavus Brown, Elizabeth Perrender, per Harrison Musgrave, representatives (unnamed) of Esdras Theodore Edzard (deceased Was security), Walter Hanson, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Dan. Jenifer, Abram. Devenport, Sam. Hodgh.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), then to children (in equal amounts): Charles, Harrison, Elisabeth, Lidya, Henneritta, Charity Musgrave.
      Executrix: Katherine Musgrave.
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      William Edgar Marshall Note: The will of Joseph Douglas stated that his wife Catherine was to have the use of his riding chair until his son Joseph Douglas was 21 years of age, the chair to go to him then. Catherine Douglas, in her will, left her riding chair to her daughter Elizabeth Smoot, and at her death to her daughter-in-law Anne Harris, wife of Thomas. Very very seldom have we found anyone who possessed a riding chair, as it was indeed a luxury in that period. And in this case, it seems probable that both Joseph and Catherine had one.

      May 23, 190l - St Mary's County Beacon
      http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/textindices/M/MDSTMARY+2 002+181685203+F
      "The Harris Family

      John Francis Harris, now the oldest living representative of the well-known Harris family, give us the following history of the family in Maryland, which is copied from an old record now in his possession:

      About the year 1650 a certain Thomas HARRIS emigrated with his wife and servant man, John HAMLINSTON, from England to America. He had a grant of three hundred acres of land in Maryland, which he took up in the neighborhood of Pickawaxon in William and Mary Parish, Charles County, and which is known by the name of Harris' Land or the Land of Harris, as appears by the patent recorded for the land office of the Western Shore. The said land descended to Thomas HARRIS, son of the aforementioned Thomas HARRIS, who was born February 26, 1683, and who married Martha STANDBURY, daughter of John and Arabella STANDBURY, September 28, 1704. It afterwards descended to John HARRIS, son of the above mentioned Thomas HARRIS and of Martha, his wife, who was born May 25, 1708, and who married Catharine MUSGROVE, daughter of Charles and Catharine MUSGROVE. The land next descended to Thomas HARRIS, son of the above mentioned John and Catharine HARRIS, who was born August 1, 1741, and who married Anne GWINN, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth GWINN February 19, 1764. The issue of this marriage was: Eleanor HARRIS, John HARRIS, Martha HARRIS, born March 26, 1768, and who married John MADDOX, Thomas HARRIS, born December 31, 1769, who married Eleanor DAVIDSON, Elizabeth HARRIS, Joseph HARRIS, born August 7, 1778, who married Susanna REEDER, John Francis HARRIS, born March 22, 1775, who married Ruth STUNSTILL, Kitty HARRIS, born July 30, 1776, who married William VINCENT, Benjamin Gwinn HARRIS, Gwinn HARRIS, Violetta HARRIS, born May 33, 1782, who married F.P. BARBER, Nathan HARRIS, born September 5, 1785, who married Mary CLAGETT, Morgan HARRIS, born November 16, 1787, who married Anna MORSON and after whose death he married Etheldra CHAPMAN."
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      John Harris 20.117 A CH 194.7.10 12.16.8 Feb 25 1743
      Sureties: John Courts, Nathan Harris.
      Received from: Mary Hayes.
      Payments to: Dr. Francis Parnham, Robert Horner, Walter Hanson.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), children: Thomas Harris, Martha Harris.
      Administratrix: Katherine Harris.
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      Steward, Eleanor, Charles County, 12th Oct., 1725; 9th June, 1731.
      To dau. Katherine Mosgrove, granddau. Eleanor and granddau. Katherine Mosgrove personalty.
      To son John Parandler and granddau.Eleanor Criger, 1s. each.
      Son James Parandiers ex. and resid. legatee.
      Test: William Nelson (Nellson), Sarah Nelson (Nellson), Honnere Blanchet. 20, 207.
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      DOUGLASS, JOSEPH, Charles Co, 7 July 1754; 23 Nov 1756
      To son, Joseph Douglass, 25a of land adj. Mr. Bradford and known as "Smiths Fortune."
      To son Joseph 2 young negros, James and Hannah
      To dau. Elizabeth Douglas, negros Sue and Jane
      To wife Catherine Douglas, negro boy Qquominer, riding chair
      Remainder of estate to children, Mary Marshall, Penelope Courts, William Douglas, John Douglas, Sarah Thompson, Joseph Douglas and Elizabeth Douglass.
      Wife extx
      Wit: Nathaniel Harris, Hendley Courts, Mathew Pope. 30 274.
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      Capt. Joseph Douglass 64.38 CH 427.3.9 Jun 21 1757
      Appraisers: Edward Ford, James Wood.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown. Alexander McFarlane for Mr. John Pagan & Co.
      Next of kin: William Douglass, John Douglass.
      Executrix: Katharine Douglass.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 119. I, Arthur Lee of CC, far the love 1 have for my wife, Ann Lee, and also that I may fulfill my promise to her before marriage, and for the great regard 1 have for my 2 sons-in-law, Robert and Jonathan Yates, and for divers other good causes, I confirm unto my son-in-law, sd Robert -Yates, 1 large silver punch bowl which did belong to his father, the late Major Robt Yates, deceased. And for like reason, give my son-in-law Jonathan Yates, 1 Negro girl, about 10 years old, called Judeth, daughter of Negro Moll, now my proper slave. Signed May 24, 1744 - Arthur Lee. Wit - Robt Yates, John Harris.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 135. At the request of James Nevison, the following power of attorney was recorded on Jan 16, 1746[/7].
      Edward Tubman and Thomas Hartley of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland in GB, merchants, have appointed James Nevison of Maryland, merchant, their true and lawful attorney, to recover all money, goods, credits, or merchandise that are owing to sd Tubman or Hartley from anyone in Maryland. Signed Jun 1, 1742 - Edward Tubman, Thomas Hartley. Wit - Jonathan Harris, John Rothery.
      Nov 9, 1743. Then came Capt Jon.a Harris, one of the witnesses before 2 CC JPs, and made oath that he saw sd Tubman and Hartley sign the power of attorney.