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

Violetta Hanson

Female Abt 1730 - 1786  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Violetta Hanson 
    Born Abt 1730  Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jan 1786  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001821  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Hanson,   b. 1680, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1748, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Violetta Harrison,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 277.
      Violetta Hanson's Will.
      I, Violetta Hanson of CC, am in perfect mind and memory, and knowing the uncertainty of this life, do make this my last will.
      To my nephew Gerard Fowke of CC - all my estate, except 1 little negro boy called Harry, the son of Jude, and one little girl called Luce, the daughter of Suck.
      To James Robertson, son of John & Catharine Robertson of CC
      - I give him afd Harry and Luce. But if sd James dies under age 21 years and without heirs of his body lawfully begotten, then I give Harry & Luce to his brother, John Robertson.
      Executor: afd Gerard Fowke.
      Signed Jan 12, 1784 - Violetta (VH her mark) Hanson.
      Wit - Mary Stone, Saml Hanson of Wm,
      Probated on Aug 30, 1785 by the executor and by the oath of witness Mary Stone.
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      Col. Robert Hanson 33,135 A CH 35.3.4 Jul 2 1752
      Sureties: Theophilus Swift, ---ison Hanson (page torn) [mm..Harrison Hanson]
      Payments to: Mr. Robert Scott (merchant in Glasgow) paid to Mr. Walter Hanson, Mary Cunninghame (administratrix of Mr. John Cunninghame), Mary Ogden paid to Samuel Hanson for Nehemiah Ogden, executors of Anne Ebernethy, Dan. Jenifer.
      Legatees: (unnamed) at age save Robert Hanson under guardianship of Nathilter Hanson {mm Violetta Hanson}.
      Administrators: Gerard Fowke, Joseph Hanson Harrison.
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      Robert Hanson 103.249 CH 96.7.10 Mar 7 1770 Aug 11 1770
      Appraisers: Warren Dent, Richard Barnes.
      Creditors: Robert Mundell for John Glassford, John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: Violetta Hanson, Mary Harrison.
      Executor: Gerard Fowke
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      THOM, ELIZABETH, Charles County, widow. 26 Aug. 1756 [note that it should read Thorn]
      25 Mar. 1761
      To grand-dau. Elizabeth Hanson, one slave, to serve her -ten years and then -to be discharged. Also, give all the children that sd. Hannah, the slave, shall have during the time of her service, to be equally divided amongst the children of Elizabeth Hanson,
      To grand-dau. Mary Mushet, slaves.
      To Elizabeth Dunningham, some slaves, and If she shd. die without issue, then I give sd. slaves -to her mother, Mary Mushet.
      To grand-dau. Sarah Fowke, my slave to serve her -ten years, and that the Increase of dd, slaves to be equally divided among the children that Sarah Fowke now has.
      To grando-dau. Violater Hanson, some slaves,
      To grand-son Robert Hanson, one slave,
      If either sd. grandchildren, Violater or Robert, should die before of age or marry, then the survivor should have what is left to them.
      To great-grand-dau. Hellose Hanson, one slave,
      To great-grandchIldren: Margaret Hanson., Walter Hanson, Hosk:in Hanson, Mary Hanson, Grace Hanson, Catharine Fowke, Roger Fowke and Gerrard Fowke, some slaves.
      To Mary Boye, dau, of Elizabeth and Abram Boye, some cattle and etc.
      To Anne Miller, formerly called Anne White, some furniture.
      To Thomas Hanson, natural born son of Anne White, two years of
      schooling and some cattle*
      Ex: Walter Hanson.
      Wit: Sam Jones, Anne Price, Margt, Anders, 31, 283

      NOTE: Who the widow was before marriage I do not not know, but she later married Thos. Osburn, died 1726-7. In 1727 or 1728 she lastly married Absalom Thorne, died 1735. She died 1761; her will proved March 25, 1761, Charles County, Maryland. I suspect she was not the mother of Diana, daughter of this testator, who married Price. This testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison (by his widow Elizabeth), married, first, William Hoskins, died 1727, and left two daughters, Eliz. and Mary Hoskins.
      Violetta (Harrison) Hoskins later married Col Robert Hanson (who had previously been married) and had issue. Her daughter Eliz. Hoskins married Walter Hanson and had issue, and her daughter Mary Hoskins first married Mr. Jno. Cunninghame and had issue, and later she married Mungo Muschett.
      Hence this testator's daughter, Violetta Harrison had children by Col. Robert Hanson and she had grandchildren by Walter Hanson and Eliza. Hoskins, and therefore this testator's widow, Eliz., had grandchildren by Col. Robt. Hanson and she had great grandchildren by Walter Hanson, who was
      a nephew of Col. Robert Hanson.-R. T. Semmes.

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      HANSON, ROBERT, Charles Coo 5 Apr 1746
      27 Sep 1748
      To son WILLIAM HANSON, 100 A. called 'Abergame" which I included In a tract called "Roburtus" granted to me by escheat, pt of his now dwelling plantation; also tract called "addition to Robertus," 28 A.; also my instruments and mathematick books.
      To son ROBERT HANSON, my youngest son, all land and plantation I now dwell on., 100 A., pt. of "Bettys Delight" left me by the will of my father JOHN HANSON, deod. and 69 A. of land which I bought of William Chandler being pt. of tract called "Chandlers Hill"; also 4 lots formerly laid out in Charles Town, two of which I bought of Richard Rogers, 1 of John Brown and 1 of Thomas Sanders; also 1 lot laid out in the said town in my own name; also 1 lot laid out for me in Charles Town whereon I have now a tobacco house; also 100 A. called "Corkers Hog holes"
      To my dau DOROTHY HARRISON, wife of RICHARD HARRISON, 250 As, pt. of tract called "Hansonton," to be laid off the eastern most part of it.
      That remaining part of said tract called "Hansonton" and also 124 A.r pt., of tract callled "Robertus" adj said "Hansonton" to be sold.
      To dau. MARY HANSONr tract: called "Habberdeventure" laid out for 150 A. which I bought of John Lambeth; also other tract called Hansons Plain." 75 A.
      To son SAMUEL HANSON, sword, pistol and silver seal.
      To grandson ROBERT HANSON son of SAMUEL and MARY HANSON, watch made by Tomlinson.
      To son BENJAMIN HANSON, watch made by Royle and horse.
      Remainder of estate to be divided amongst son BENJAMIN HANSON, son ROBERT HANSON, dau MARY HANSON, dau SARAH HANSON and dau. VIOLETTA HANSON.
      Nephew WALTER HANSON to have the guardianship and tuition of my son ROBERT HANSON.
      Sons SAMUEL, WILLIAM and nephew WALTER., exs.
      Wit: Edm. Porteus, Sam. Hanson Jr., Daniel of Ste. Thomas Jenifer. MCW 25. 412
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      Col. Robert Hanson 32.50 A CH 94.4.10 Feb 6 1752
      Sureties: Rev. Theophilus Swift, Capt. William Hanson.
      Payments to: Mr. Robert Gilpin, Mary Cunningham (daughter of William Hoskins (deceased was administrator), her portion of her father's estate), Walter Hanson who married Elisabeth Hoskins (other daughter of William Hoskins, her portion of her father's estate), Joseph Milburn Simms, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Daniel Jenifer,
      Representatives: accountants (each married a daughter (unnamed)), Voletta Hanson (of age), Benjamin Hanson (died a minor), Robert Hanson (aged 10 or 11).
      Administrators: Joseph Harrison Hanson, Gerard Fowke.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 178. Capt. Gerrard Fowke's Will.
      I, Gerrard Fowke Sr, knowing the uncertainty of life and desirous to do my youngest son justice, and being now in good health, do make this my Will.
      To my son Roger Fowke - all the land and plantation I now live on, it being part of Poyton manor.
      To my son Gerrard Fowke Jr - the rest of my lands, provided he conveys to Doctor Gusts Richard Brown, the several tracts of land I sold to sd Rich Brow [sic] , which was left to him, sd Gerrard Fowke, by his uncle, Robert Hanson, whose estate being considerably in debt, I sold the sd lands to discharge them without petitioning the Assembly for power, with a view of saving some expense. But if sd Gerrard refuses to convey the rights to all the land so sold sd Doctor Brown, or disturbs them in the quiet possession of them so that my estate may hereafter become burdened with the penalty of the deed I gave the afd Doctor Richard Brown, then I give all the lands herein before given to sd Gerrard, to be equally divided among those of my children who may be sufferers (by him or his heirs so refusing or disturbing sd Rich Brown in the possession of the land) in equal proportion to their losing.
      To my 3 children, Gerrad, Catherine, & Sarah Fowke - all my personal estate (after my wife's thirds and debts are paid) to be equally divided between them.
      I desire that my son Gerrard Fowke may have full power to act in all things relating to my estate as if of the full age of 21 years.
      Executrix: my wife Sarah Fowke. executor: Gerrard Fowke.
      Signed Nov 9, 1775 - Gerrard Fowke. Wit - Saml Hanson of Wm, George Hutchison, Mary Harrison, Violetta Hanson.
      Probated on Jun 12, 1783 by the oaths of the executrix, Mrs. Sarah Fowke, and the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Samuel Hanson of Will, George Hutchison, Mary Mary Hutchison (late Harrison), and Violetta Hanson,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 692. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah,.his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster (which sd Sarah and Violetta are sisters and heirs parceners of Robert Hanson, late of CC, decd}, to Anne Price of CC, widow, for 245 14 shillings, a tract of land called the Arrowhead, being that part of a parcel of land formerly belonging to Francis Harrison now decd, and by him, by his will, devised to his daughter, Violetta Harrison, also decd, mother of the sd Robert Hanson, which ad tract of land called arrowhead is in Durham Parish in CC, about containing 25 acres. Also, all that of of land, being part of another tract of land called Harrison, lying in Durham Parish in CC, adjoining arrowhead, devised also to sd Violetta Harrison by sd Francis Harrison, which sd 2 parcels of land are, as per sd will, the land that sd Francis Harrison then lived on, and containing in the whole, both pieces of land, about 189 acres, Signed - Gerrard Fowke, Sarah Fowke, Viol[e]tta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Apr 25, 1770.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 731. Apr 14, 1770 from Gerard Fowke of CC, Gentleman, and Sarah, his wife, and Violetta Hanson of CC, spinster, to Robert Knox of CC, merchant, for 258 , .. land called Wheelors Palm, lying in Durham [Parish] in CC, containing about 150 acres, originally taken up and patented to John Wheelor. Also another tract of land called Osbornes Hazzard, lying in the parish afd and CC, adjoining to sd tract called Wheelors Palm, containing about 90 acres. Robert Hanson, late of CC, died seized of both of the afd tracts. Sarah and Violetta, parties to these presents, are sisters and heirs parceners to the ad Robert. Signed - Gerard Fowke, Violetta Hanson. Wit - Thos Stone*, J Hawkins*. Recorded Jun 30, 1770
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 340-46: WHEELERS PALME: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Dent, Thomas Capt: : Surveyed 15 May 1660 for John Wheeler on the North side of Piscataway near the land of Robert Hudson.: ; ; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Thomas Osborne from Thomas Dent; 14 Mar 1709
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 382-42: OSBOURNE HAZARD: 90 acres; Possession of - 90 Acres - Osbourne, Thomas : Surveyed 29 Sept 1710 for Thomas Osbourne beginning at a White Oak of Potomac River side near a bound tree of Thomas Wright's patent Aug 10, 1713.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 342-64: ARROWHEAD: 128 acres; Possession of - 128 Acres - Harrison, Francis: Surveyed 3 March 1703 for William Harris on the North side the North branch of Nanjemoy creek between a tract of land of said Harris and a track taken up by Thomas Miller:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-2: HARRISON: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Harrison, Francis: 100 Acres - Harrison, Joseph: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Harrison on the North side of the Easternmost branch of Avon River :