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

Leonard Wheeler

Male 1691 - 1764  (72 years)


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  • Name Leonard Wheeler  [1
    Born 3 Jun 1691  St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1764  Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001913  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Francis Wheeler,   b. 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1735/36, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Winifred Green,   b. Abt 1674, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1690  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Publication: Wheeler History by Walter Ball
    Family ID F01265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Wheeler,   d. Bef 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1712  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Basil Wheeler,   b. Aft 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1771, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Hanson,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wheeler,   b. Aft 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1770, Vienna, Dorchester County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)
     2. Clement Wheeler,   b. Aft 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1796, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years)
     3. Ignatius Wheeler,   b. 23 Jan 1731/32, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)
     4. Samuel Hanson Wheeler,   b. 4 Feb 1733/34, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Wheeler,   b. 3 Dec 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1783, Battle Creek, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
     6. Edward Wheeler,   b. 10 Oct 1738, Prince George's 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 > 31 years)
     7. Leonard Wheeler,   b. Abt 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1817, Washington, District of Columbia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     8. Charity Wheeler,   b. Bef 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1789, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     9. Elizabeth Wheeler,   b. Bef 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1807, Port Tobacco Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     10. Mary Anne Wheeler,   b. Bef 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     11. Eleanor Wheeler,   b. Bef 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     12. Sarah Wheeler,   b. Bef 1750, Prince George's 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 > 30 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MD State Papers, the Black Books: Taxables, Upper Piscataway Hundred, Pr. Geo. County, 1733: WHEELER, James, Leonard, Francis & Francis, Jr.
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      Leonard Wheeler 83,145 PG 448.7.3 Jan 5 1764 Apr 5 1764
      Appraisers: Francis King, George Hardey, Jr.
      Creditors: John Baynes for Robert Waters, James Leeper.
      Next of kin: Leonard Wheeler, Elisabeth Wheeler.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Wheeler,
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      Leonard Wheeler 4.99 D PG 477.13.8 May 28 1765
      Sureties: Alexander Norton, William Gibbs.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Wheeler.
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      Francis Wheeler, Sr. 21.340 PG 89.10.3 May 21 1736
      Appraisers: John Hawkins, William Hawkins.
      Creditors: John Abbington, Henry Tolson,
      Next of kin: William Wheeler, Mary Noble.
      Administrators/Executors: Leonard Wheeler, Francis Wheeler, Clement Wheeler, Ignatius Wheeler.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 452
      25 Jul 1721; Recorded at request of Leonard Wheeler:
      17 May 1721; Mary Fennell gives Leonard Wheeler her son named Joseph Fennell to serve as apprentice to sd. Wheeler; /s/ Mary Fennell(mark); wit. John Thompson (mark), Anne Green (mark)
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 221
      Enrolled at request of Leonard Wheeler 23 Mar 1730:
      Indenture, 9 Nov 1730; Between Francis Wheeler of Prince George's Co. and Leonard Wheeler of Charles Co.; for love and affection to his son Leonard Wheeler; part of a tract called Major's Choice; bounded by Franklin the land of Mr. Garner being in the n-w line of William Hatton's land; containing 70 acres; /s/ F. Wheeler; wit. George Noble, John Beall, Jr.; 9 Nov 1730 ack. by Francis Wheeler
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 234. At the request of John Marlow the following Land Commission was recorded abt June 24, 1762
      Memorandum that on the special petition of John Marlow preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in November in the 10th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid. In these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore vizt; to Messrs Francis King, Jonathan Burch, John Wynn and John Goddart of PGCo Gentleman, whereas John Marlow, is seized of a tract called "Wheelers Hope" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Francis Waring, Gentleman, December 4, 1760. Issued December 4, 1760, Joseph Sim, Clk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Wheelers Hope" we hereby give notice that we intend to meet at the lands on Monday, February 2th next. Witness our hands and seals this January 10, 1761, John Wynn, John Goddart
      Being now on the north side of Piscattaway Branch on a stony bank at the mouth of a lane between James Hilton and John Barker we took the following depositions
      Mr. Ralph Marlow aged 69 years or thereabouts the deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was present with Mr. Thomas Marshall, George Noble, Francis Marbury, Henry Massey and James Wheeler at or near the place where he now stands and that he heard Mr. Thomas Marshall declare that there or thereabouts stood the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" and at the same time heard Mr. Francis Marbury declare that Mr. John Middleton showed him the aforesaid place to be the beginning of "Wheelers Hope" and further this deponent saith not.
      Thomas Middleton aged 52 or thereabouts deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago Mr. Thomas Marshall called at this deponents house who lived then about a half a mile below the place where this deponent now stands and asked if he would come to the aforesaid place which he did and heard Mr. Francis Marbury declare that there or thereabouts to the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" as he the said Marbury had informed by Mr. John Middleton and that he this deponent and Henry Massey sign the aforesaid deposition which is taken before Mr. George Noble and that he this deponent was showed the aforesaid place to be the beginning of "Wheelers Hope" by this deponents father both before and afterwards and further this deponent saith not.
      Nathaniel Hatton aged 37 or thereabouts saith that about 3 or 4 months ago he heard Thomas Middleton say he was present when Mr. George Noble, took Francis Marbury's disposition concerning a bound tree of "Wheelers Hope" the said Middleton did not think he should, unless Mr. Marlow would pay him for it and further this deponent saith not
      William Marbury aged 43 or thereabouts deposes that 10 years ago Mr. Ralph Marlow had a commission to prove the bounds of "Wheelers Hope" and at or near the place he now stands Mr. Thomas Marshall showed a deposition that he said was a deposition of Mr. Francis Marbury's and he saw the said Marbury sworn before George Noble and that the said Marbury declare that there or thereabouts where this deponent now stands stood the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" as he the said Marbury had been shown by Mr. Thomas Middleton and further this deponent saith not.
      Being on the east side of Butler's Quarter Branch near which James Farrils [sic Farrell] Spring Branch falls therein we took the following depositions
      Ralph Marlow aged before deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was with John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury when the said Middleton and Mulberry ran a course from a bound red oak tree near where Mr. John Marlow lives and where since has been placed a Mulberry post near the stump where he now stands but then was a standing white oak tree and that to the best of his knowledge the said John Middleton and Thomas Middleton deemed the said white oak tree to be the 5th tree of "Wheelers Hope" and from thence they run a course to a bound white oak deemed to be the beginning tree of "Long Point"and further this deponent saith not
      Thomas Middleton aged before deposes that 30 or 40 years ago he was with John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury at the running of the line from the red oak aforesaid and that they run to or near the stump where he now has his hand on but there was a standing white oak tree and that he heard the said Middleton and Mulberry say the aforesaid white oak was the 5th bound tree of "Wheelers Hope" and from thence they run a course to the beginning tree of Long Point.
      Being now on the north hill side and a bounded white oak standing on the north side of the main road that leads from upper Marlborough to Piscataway we took the following depositions
      Leonard Wheeler aged 70 or thereabouts saith that about 45 years ago he was going up the aforesaid Road when he saw Mr. Hick{ford} Leman, Thomas Middleton and John Hawkins standing at the aforesaid white oak where he now has his hand on and he asked the reason of them standing around the tree and they answered that they had been running a line of land from a branch and the said tree was the tree of Middleton's land and further this deponent saith not
      James Farrell aged 45 or thereabouts deposes that about 7 or 8 years ago he was told by his brother Charles Farrell that Thomas Edlin son that Richard Edlin told the said Charles Farrell that he would lead him into the secret upon which they went to a bound hickory the 1st bound tree of Butler's land and from that's to a bound red oak the 2nd bound tree of the aforesaid land and from thence to a bound white oak standing near Mrs. Sarah Clavars, the 3rd bound tree of the aforesaid land and from thence to a stump standing in a valley between the aforesaid Farrell's and Edward Day {Dyer} cornfields and from thence they came to a bounded white oak tree where now this deponent has his hand upon and the aforesaid Edlin told him that it was the 5th bounded tree but he forgot what land and this deponent further declares that about 14 or 15 years ago this deponent was with Mr. William Luckett at the above bound red oak and from thence they went to the above bound white oak and from thence to a bound white oak where now this deponent has his hand upon and that Luckett told him that to the north was "Appledore" but to the south was "Wheelers Hope" and further this deponent saith not
      Thomas Middleton aged as before deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was with Mr. John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury on a dispute of their lands and that the said Middleton's and Marbury run a course from the 5th line before described by this deponent to the bounded white oak where he now has his hand on and that the said Middleton and Marbury told him that the aforesaid white oak was the beginning tree of Long Point and in a line tree of "Wheelers Hope"and "Appledore" and that the said Middleton cut 3 or 4 notches on the north side of the tree to make it plain as the notches which were made before were worn out and further this deponent saith not. John Wynn, John Goddart, Francis King

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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 713. May 11, 1770 from Basil Wheeler of the City of Annapolis, to John Digges of St Mary's County, eldest son and heir at law of Edward Digges, decd, for 5 shillings and for other good causes, a tract of land formerly in the possession of Leonard Wheeler, which was in dispute between John Digges and sd Wheeler, who passed his bond on Mar 13, 1727 for 300 penalty to make over the land co sd John Digges, which land lies on the south side of Portobacco [Cr] of CC, and which sd Wheeler claimed as part of greens Inheritance, which falls into a tract of land called barbadoes, belonging to sd Digges, and now in the tenement [occupation?] of Charles Green, by survey to contain about 129 acres. Signed - Basil Wheeler. Wit - Thomas Urie, J Beale Eordley (a Justice of Provincial Court). Recorded Jun 6, 1770.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 268. At the request of Elizabeth Wheeler the following Deed was recorded June 30, 1768
      Indenture made June 8, 1768; Between William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler, Gentlemen of one part and Elizabeth Wheeler, relict of Leonard Wheeler, deceased of the other part. Whereas Basil Wheeler, late of PGCo did by his deed bearing date October 18, 1765 make over unto William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler part of a tract called "Major's Choice" containing 70 acres in trust to be disposed for the use and benefit of his creditors and whereas Elizabeth Wheeler has purchased the aforesaid tract from the trustees. Now this Indenture witnesseth that William Sydebothom, John Wheeler and George Wheeler in consideration of 56 pounds 14 shillings and 2 pence current money paid by Elizabeth Wheeler has sold and made over the aforesaid tract called "Major's Choice" containing 70 acres and beginning at the second bound tree of "Franklin", the land of Mr. Garners being in the north and by west line of William Hattons land, and bounded by John Hawkins land. Signed William Sydebothom, John Wheeler,George Wheeler in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Hanson Marshall, George Hardey, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.