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

Walter Pye

Male Abt 1685 - 1749  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Walter Pye 
    Born Abt 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1748/49  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001755  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Edward Pye,   b. 1646, Boyce or Dymock, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1696/97, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Anne Sewell,   b. Abt 1660, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 1682  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Tant,   b. Abt 1689, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1705  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Pye,   b. Abt 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. Jane Pye,   b. Abt 1712, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     3. Edward Pye,   b. Abt 1714, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1750, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     4. Walter Pye,   b. Bef 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     5. Margaret Pye,   b. 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1777, Antwerp, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Mary Pye,   b. Bef 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1783, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
     7. James Pye,   b. Bef 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752  (Age > 22 years)
     8. Anne Pye,   b. Bef 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     9. Robert Pye,   b. 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752  (Age > 19 years)
     10. Henrietta Pye,   b. Bef 1737, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1775, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Mr. Walter Pye 43.239 CH 808.1.4 Jan 17 1749 May 19 1750
      Appraisers: Thomas Marshall, George Parker.
      Creditors: Samuel Hanson, J. Lawrance for Ed. Trafford, Esq.
      Next of kin: Mary Pye, Margaret Pye.
      Administrator/Executor: Edward Pye.
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      Walter Pye 33.305 A CH 800.l.4 639.18.10 Nov 28 1752
      Sureties: William Hanson, Samuel Hanson.
      Received from: Richard Ferrill, James Burges, widow Innes, Just. Wharton.
      Payments to: MM John Philpot & Co. (merchants in London) paid to Mr. William Murdock, Edward Trafford, Esq. paid to Mr. John Lawrence, John Baynes, Samuel Hanson, Mary Brown, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 8 children: 7 (unnamed) of age, Robert Pye (aged 18).
      Administratrix: Sarah Pye (executrix of Edward Pye administrator of deceased)).
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 57
      20 Jul 1715; Walter Pye, Gent., recorded cattle mark
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 279. The mark of Mr. Walter Pye of CC, Gent, was recorded this Mar 15, 1731.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 41.
      Letter of Attorney. I, Richard Watts of Workington in the County of Cumberland in Great Britain, Meister, send greeting. Whereas John Watts, late of Charles County, mariner, decd, by a certain codicil to his will, lodged in the hands of Mr. Samuel Hyde, executor of Capt. John Hyde, late of London, merchant, decd (which codicil is dated Sep 12, 1735), did, after payment of certain legacies, bequeath to sd Richard Watts, brother of sd John Watts, and to John Carr, his brother-in-law, all the reversion of his estate, plate, books, merchandise, or any other effects within Maryland not bequeathed, and the codicil appointed John Parnham Sr and Walter Pye, both of Charles County, executors, and whereas sd John Carr, by his power of attorney dated Jun 5, 1736, appointed me his true and lawful attorney, for his use jointly with myself, to recover from such persons as were indebted to sd John Watts at the time of his death, all money, debts, dues, bills, bonds, or other securities for money which were due sd John Watts, now know that I, sd Richard Watts, on behalf of myself and John Carr, appoint Timothy Nichollson of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland & Great Britain, merchant, and Henry Massey of PG, merchant, my true and lawful attorneys, to recover money etc, as afd, and to sell sd estate, plate, goods, books, merchandise, and other effects of John Watts, and I hereby revoke a certain letter of attorney, executed by me and John Carr to Robert Ford of Brittons Bay in St. Mary's County, merchant, the above named Henry Massey & George Clark of St. Mary's County, merchant, for the purposes afd, and dated on or about Jun 4, 1736. Signed Feb 15, 1738 - Richard Watts. Wit - William Collins, John Little. This power of attorney was attested at Whitehaven before Bernard Swainson, Notary Public, by both witnesses on Feb 18, 1738. Charles County, Jun 12, 1739, came sd William Collins and John Little, the two witnesses, and made oath that they saw the afd Richard Watts execute the within power of attorney. Signed - Gust. Brown, S Hanson Jr. Recorded Jun 26, 1739.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 173.
      Lease. Mar 13, 1739/[40] from Walter Pye of PG, to Benjamin Gardiner of Charles County. Whereas sd Walter Pye is appointed, by letter of attorney from Charles Pye, Esq, of PG, to be his lawful attorney, and whereas in sd letter, Walter Pye is authorized to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to the sd Chas Pye, for one or two lives, to any persons he shall think proper, this indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on the behalf of sd Charles Pye, hereby leases to Benjamin Gardiner, a tract of land called Mount Pleasant, bounded by a plain that leads from Henry Acton's down the neck, containing 100 acres. To have and to hold, to Benjamin Gardner, during the term of his natural life and for the term of the natural life of his wife, Winnie Gardiner, paying on next May 1 to sd Charles Pye, 400 lbs of leaf tobacco, and on every May 1 thereafter, 1000 lbs of leaf tobacco; also 2 bushels of wheat on each Sep 1 and a fat turkey at Christmas & 6 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. Benjamin Gardiner shall plant an orchard of 200 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. Benjamin Gardiner shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one corner of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. Benjamin Gardiner may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - S Hanson Jr, Willm Eilbeck. This lease was acknowledged in Charles County by Walter Pye before S Hanson Jr and Willm Eilbeck. Recorded in [Charles County] Liber S No 2 folio 333 & 334 on Mar 17, 1739/[40]. Certified by S Hanson, Clerk of Charles County, that afd Samuel Hanson Jr and William Eilbeck are Charles County JPs. Recorded Jun 12, 1740.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 0- Liber Y - Page 192.
      Lease. Jun 10, 1740 from Walter Pye of PG, to John Manning of Charles County. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for one or two lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd John Manning, during the term of his natural life and during the term of the natural life of his son, William Manning, a tract of land called Manning's Choice, bounded by Mattawoman Cr, containing 50 acres. The rent is 300 lbs of tobacco on May 1, 1742, and thereafter, 600 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 1 bushel of wheat each Sep 1, and 1 fat turkey each Christmas, and 3 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. John Manning shall plant an orchard of 100 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. John Manning shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. John Manning may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - Geo: Dent*, Wm Hamilton. Recorded Aug 22, 1740.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 47
      Page 221. Lease. May 10, 1740 from Walter Pye of PG, to Charles Tizeck of Charles County. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for one or two lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd Charles Tizeck, during the term of his natural life and during the term of the natural life of his wife, Mary Tizeck, a tract of land called Redd Budd Thickett, bounded by Walter Pye's land in the sd Neck, thence down the river, containing 100 acres. The rent is 400 lbs of tobacco on May 1, 1742, and thereafter, 1000 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 2 bushels of wheat each Sep 1, and 1 fat turkey each Christmas, and 6 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. Charles Tizeck shall plant an orchard of 200 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. Charles Tizeck shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd f~ plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. Charles Tizeck may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed Walter Pye. Wit - Geo: Dent*, Wrn Hamilton. Recorded Nov 7, 1740
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 228.
      Lease. Jun 11, 1740 from Walter Pye of PG, to Richard Lewis of Charles County. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for 1 or 2 lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd Richard Lewis, during the term of the natural life of his wife, Jane Lewis and for the natural life of his son, John Lewiss, a tract of land called The Maple Thickets, bounded by Hogg Landing Gut, Mattawoman Cr, containing 50 acres. The rent is 300 lbs of tobacco on May 1, [ 1742], and thereafter, 1000 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 1 bushel of wheat each Sep 1, and I fat turkey each Christmas, and 3 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. Richard Lewiss shall plant an orchard of 100 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. Richard Lewiss shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. Richard Lewiss may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed Walter Pye. Wit - Geo: Dent*, J Hanson Jr. Recorded Nov 26, 1740
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 231.
      Lease. Aug 13, 1740 from Walter Pye of PG, to John Thomas of Charles County. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for 1 or 2 lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd John Thomas, during the term of his natural life, and for the natural life of his son, Henry Thomas, a tract of land called Disappointment, bounded by the east line of Charles Clements land, containing 100 acres. The rent is 400 lbs of tobacco on May 1, 1740, and thereafter, 1000 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 2 bushels of wheat each Sep 1, and 1 fat turkey each Christmas, and 6 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. John Thomas shall plant an orchard of 100 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. John Thomas shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. John Thomas may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - Geo: Dent*, W Digges. Recorded Nov 26, 1740.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 381.
      Lease. [Blank month and day], 1741 from Walter Pye of PG, to Richard Farrell (Farroll) of PG. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for 1 or 2 lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd Richard Farrell, during the term of his natural life, and for the natural life of his wife, Elizabeth Farrell, a tract of land called Farrells Hope, being part of Mattawoman Neck afd belonging to sd Charles Pye, adjoining the land of John Thomas, containing 50 acres. The rent is 300 lbs of tobacco next May 1, and thereafter, 600 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 1 bushel of wheat each Sep 1, and 1 fat turkey each Christmas, and 3 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. Richard Farrell shall plant an orchard of 100 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. Richard Farrell shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. Richard Farrell may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Recorded Sep 9, 1741.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 385.
      Page 385. Lease. [Blank month and day], 1741 from Walter Pye of PG, to John Maggatee of PG. Walter Pye, per letter of attorney, is acting as the attorney of Charles Pye Esq of PG, to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to sd Chas Pye, for 1 or 2 lives. This indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on behalf of sd Chas Pye, leases to sd John Maggatee, during the term of the natural life of his son, John Maggatee, and for the natural life of his son, Henry Maggatee, a tract of land called Maggatee's Neck, between Mercilious Littlejohn's land and Mattawornans Cr, bounded by an Ashen Swamp, containing 50 acres. The rent is 300 lbs of tobacco next May 1, and thereafter, 600 lbs of tobacco on each May 1, and 1 bushel of wheat each Sep 1, and I fat turkey each Christmas, and 3 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. John Maggatee shall plant an orchard of 100 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. John Maggatee shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one comer of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. John Maggatee may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - Thos Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Recorded Sep 9, 1741.
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      Littlejohn, Mereilius, Prince George's County, 3rd Nov., 1740; 18th Mar., 1740.
      To wife Elizabeth, extx., 1/3 estate. She to have power to sell testator's interest in Va. property bought by father Oliver from Morgan Jones.
      To sons Charles, Samuel and Henry and dau. [unnamed], residue of estate.
      Test: Sarah Moore (Moor), Mary Cosser, Walter Pye. MCW 22. 382
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 116.
      At the request of Mr. Walter Pye, the following was recorded this Feb 24, 1723.
      I, James Gunter, of the City of Hereford, gent, send greeting. Charles Pye of the Mynde in the County of Hereford, Esq, together with Walter Pye of same, gent, brother of the sd Charles Pye, by a bond dated today, are bound to me, sd James Gunter, in the penal sum of 1000 , to be void upon the payment of 500 in the space of 1 year after sd Charles or Walter Pye shall be in quiet possession of the estate, late of Sr Walter Pye in the County of , Hereford in the greatest part. Now know that I,'sd James Gunter, hereby promise sd Walter Pye that I, sd James Gunter, will not bring a suit against sd Walter Pye on acct of the sd recited bond until sd Walter Pye shall be actually possessed of or entitled to the estate of sd Charles Pye in the County of Hereford or the most part thereof.'-Signed Nov 26, 1713 - James "02" Gunter. Wit - Han Shimel, Dorothy Bamber.
      Maryland. Feb 19, 1723/4. I certify that today came Mr. Walter Pye, & produced an instrument of Defeazance, a true ` copy whereof is here above written, which instrument was signed by James Gunter & witnessed by Han Shimell & Dorothy Bamber. Signed - Tho Addison, a Judge of Maryland Provincial Court. oath that he saw James Gunter of the City of Hereford, gent, sign the original instrument of which the within is a true copy. Signed - Tho Addison.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 324
      23 Nov 1719; Recorded at request of Jacob Clements, carpenter:
      10 Nov 1719; Indenture from Walter Pye, Gent., to Jacob Clements, carpenter; for 7,200# tobacco; part of a tract called Beach Neck for 14 years; /s/ Walter Pye, Jacob Clements (mark); wit. Thomas Stone, Jo. Harrison; 11 Nov 1719 ack.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 140.
      At the request of Walter Pye of CC, gent, the following deed was recorded Jun 10, 1724.
      Jun 9, 1724 from William Chandler of CC, gent, to Walter Pye of CC, gent, for 5 shillings sterling and for divers other causes, a certain lot of land in CC on the west side of Portobacco Cr within Chandler Town whereon is situated & built a store house at the cost & charge of sd Walter Pye, containing & laid out for one eighth part of an acre and 6 square perches. Signed - Will Chandler. Wit - Geo: Dent*, Robt Hanson*.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 341 - 343
      Petition of Walter Pye of Charles Co. on behalf of his brother, Charles Pye:
      Memorandum from Charles, Lord Baltimore, to the justices regarding boundaries of two parcels of land called Cornwallis Neck [?Cornwallis]:
      Deposition of Henry Barns, age ca 52; mentions Charles Pye and Matthew Sanders 26 years ago, Mattawoman Neck and Richard Nelson
      Deposition of John Clemens, age ca 49; mentions ca 26 years ago Charles Pye, Matthew Sanders, Thomas Plunkett and Richard Nelson
      Deposition of John Coffer, age ca 63; mentions ca 26 years ago Charles Pye, Henry Barns, William Noble, Thomas Plunkett and Matthew Sanders
      Deposition of John Gardiner, age ca 76; mentions Richard Nelson, Mr. Pye and Indian Town
      Deposition of Henry Moore, age ca 64; mentions Richard Nelson, Mr. Pye, Matthew Sanders, Richard Edgar, John Mason, leave for part of Cornwallis Neck
      Deposition of John Coffer, Jr., age ca 34; mentions Richard Nelson, Cornwallis Neck
      /s/ George Noble, John Stoddert, Pet. Dent, Thos. Marshall Enrolled 28 Nov 1728
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      PGLR JRM 9:205
      The Deposition of Henry Rozer Esqr. Aged Seventy Six years now of Prince Georges County in The State of Maryland One of the United States of America taken this tenth day of November One Thousand eight hundred and One by the Subscribers two of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid This Deponent being duly Sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth and saith that he hath been intimately acquainted with the family of Pye being nearly related to them for nearly sixty years that he this deponant is a native of Prince Georges County aforesaid and that just before he this deponant was sent over to Europe for his Education at the age of Ten years he was Sent down to Cornwallis neck on purpose to see his Uncle Charles Pye before his departure for Europe Grand Father of the Present Charles Pye now of Cornwallis neck in Charles County in The State of Maryland that Charles Pye the Grand Father resided at Cornwallis neck at the time he this deponant knew him that he married as he this deponant understood from the Family and from General Report whilst he was in England to Miss Mary Booth who survived him that the said Charles Pye the Grand Father left two Sons Charles Pye the Eldest Son and heir at Law and John Pye his Second and eldest Son that Charles Pye the Son came to Maryland and resided some years therein upon his Estate in Charles County called Cornwallis Neck but returned to England where he died unmarried leaving his mother still alive and also his Brother John Pye to whom he devised his Estate or the principal part thereof that John Pye resided many Years and died upon the Estate Called Cornwallis neck in Maryland devised to him by his Brother Charles Pye as above Stated that John Pye above named married Henrietta Pye the Daughter of Walter Pye Esquire of Charles County aforesaid that the Said John Pye died in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy two leaving Six Children to wit Charles Pye his Eldest Son and heir at Law whom resides on the Estate above mentioned Called Cornwallis neck in Charles County and State of Maryland Edward Joseph Pye Mary Pye Margaret Pye Ann Pye and Elizabeth Pye. That Charles Pye the Grandson was Sent by this Deponant about the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy two to England to the care of his Grand Uncle Counsellor James Booth who undertook to Superintend his education that Charles Pye the Grandson returned from England in the year Seventeen hundred and eighty three and has resided upon the estate Called Conrwallis neck in Charles County and State of Maryland ever since except that in the year Seventeen hundred and ninety seven he made a trip to england and further the deponant saith not.
      Wm Marshall
      Robt A Beall
      The State of Maryland Prince Georges County to wit I John Read Magruder Junior Clerk of the County Court of Said County do Certify that William Marshall and Robert Augustus Beall Gentlemen by whom the above Deposition appears to have been taken and whose signatures are thereto affixed were at the time of taking and signing the same Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid duly Commissioned and Sworn SEAL In Testimony whereof I do hereunto Subscribe my name and affix the seal of Prince Georges County Court this Twenty ninth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Two.
      John Read Magruder Jr

      State of Maryland to wit I Ninian Pickney Clerk of the Executive Council of the said State do hereby Certify that William Marshall and Robert A Beall by whom the above Deposition appears to have been taken were at the time of Signing the Same and now are Justices of the Peace for Prince Georges County in The said State duly appointed Commissioned and Authorized and that to all acts done by them in that Capacity full faith and Credit are and ought to be given In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand the fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Two
      Ninian Pinkney Clk Co
      Maryland Sct. In Testimony that Ninian Pinkney Esquire is Clerk of the Executive Council of The State of Maryland I have to this Exemplification the same being first duly Stamped affixed the
      Great Seal of the Said State this fourteenth day of April in the
      Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Two
      Samuel H Howard Reg Cur Can