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

Jane Contee

Female 1728 - 1812  (83 years)


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  • Name Jane Contee 
    Born 28 Sep 1728  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Feb 1812  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001927  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father Alexander Contee,   b. Apr 1693, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1740/41, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Jane Brooke,   b. 1703, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1721  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John President Hanson,   b. 3 Apr 1721, Mulberry Grove, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1783, Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Contee Hanson,   b. 16 Nov 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1779, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years)
     2. Peter Contee Hanson,   b. 9 Dec 1746, Mulberry Grove, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1776, Fort Washington, Md Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Jane Contee Hanson,   b. 23 Feb 1746/47, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1781, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Alexander Contee Hanson,   b. 22 Oct 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1806, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Elizabeth Hanson,   b. 9 Dec 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. John Hanson,   b. 18 Mar 1753, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     7. Samuel Hanson,   b. 25 Aug 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     8. Elizabeth Hanson,   b. Dec 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1763, Mulberry Grove, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Grace Hanson,   b. 19 Sep 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 21 FEB 1819 (conflicting) 21 FEB 1812
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      Contee, Alexander, clerk, Prince George's County, 24th July, 1739; 5th Jan., 1740.
      To son John, "Rogers Refuge" at Port Tobacco.
      To son Peter, "Balto., Co.," Zachiah.
      To son Thomas, dwelling plantation and lot in Nottingham Town on Patuxant R.
      To son Theodore, "Wartinton" at Piscatiway.
      To son Alexander, "Elftonhills" in Charles Co.
      To dau. Jane, "Buck Range" in Balto. Co.
      To daus. Grace and Cathrine, personalty.
      To Daniel Dulany, Edmond Jennigs, Philip Troy, Samuel Hanson all of Charles County, Thomas Hodgkins, John Heburn, Thomas Brooke, personalty.
      To wife [unnamed] extx., life interest in estate.
      Testator desires that if wife die, Daniel Dulany and Philip Key be appointed exs. They to see that child. are brought up in Church of England.
      Overseers: Samuel Hyde and Joseph Adams.
      Test: John Booker, John Jackey, John Hammond, Samuel Townshend.
      Note: Testator wishes to have funeral sermon preached by the Rectors of St. Paul Parish, Prince George's Co. and Port Tobacco Parish, Charles Co.
      Widow makes her election and abides by above will. MCW 22.347.

      2/29/1812: Died: Mrs. Jane Hanson, relict of John Hanson, esq. Delegate from Md. in the old Rev Congress & Pres of that body in Philadelphia, 1781-1782.
      Mrs. H. died at Fredericktown, February 21, in the 85th year of her age. ((National Intelligencer Abstracts, 1814-1817).
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      Folio 112 JANE CONTEE PG 01/26/1779 06/12/1779
      "being in good health ...'
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Contee --son
      -to have all of testatrix's tract of land in Charles County called "Rozer's Refuge"
      -to have Negro man "Hector" and "Moses"
      -to have one third of testatrix's corn, tobacco, money and household furn. and one third of the plate
      -to have the tract of land called "Bucker's (?) Quarter" and all that lying to the southward of a large branch or run that makes in to the creek called Portobaaco Creek and a small part of the marsh that is now ditched and which lies to the northward of the said branch and to be laid off so as to cont. 20 acres
      -named executor of the will
      2. John Contee --son
      -to have silver coffee pot, and mourning ring of 1 guinea price
      3. Catherine Harrison--daughter
      Barbara Reed--daughter
      -son Thomas to pay each the sum of 50 pounds sterling and should he refuse, then he is to have no part of the land left to him in Charles County
      -remainder of the land called "Rozer's Refuge" to be divided between them -Catherine to have Negro woman "Nan" and Negro boy "John"
      -Catherine to have one third part of the plate, one third part of the corn and tobacco and one third part of the household fum.
      -Barbara to have Negro men "Ben" and "Peter"
      -Barbara to have one third part of the corn and tobacco, one third part of the plate, and one third part of the household furn.
      -testatrix wants it understood that the money given to daughters Catherine and Barbara and to son Thomas is not to be part of the money due testatrix from W. Hyde, merchant
      4. Jane (Contee?) --daughter
      -to have silver tea pot and stand and milk pot and tea spoons and tray and bread and butter plate, 1 mourning ring of I guinea price
      5. Jane Contee Harrison --granddaughter
      -to have Negro boys "George" "Townside" and "Jacob" and Negro girl "Cate"
      6. John Hanson --son-in-law
      -along w/ testatrix's sons John and Thomas to have all of testatrix's right to a debt due from Samuel Hyde, merchant and now due--to be divided among them
      7. Jane Contee --granddaughter (daughter of son John)
      Alexander Contee --grandson (son of son Thomas)
      Jane (Contee?) --granddaughter (daughter of son Thomas)
      Alexander --grandson (son of daughter Jane)
      Jane --granddaughter (daughter of daughter Jane)
      Leonard --grandson (son of daughter Grace)
      John Reed --grandson (son of daughter Barbara)
      -each of testatrix's grandchildren including Jane Harrison, to have I silver can of 5 guineas price and to be paid out of the share of Catherine and Barbara and Thomas Witnesses: John Baden, Sr.
      Robert Baden
      Juda Flood (mark)
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 34.
      At the request of Jane Contee, the following deed was recorded on Apr 26, 1745.
      Mar 12, 1744[/5] from John Hanson Youngest (son of Samuel Hanson, late deceased) of CC, to Jane Contee of Prince Georges County (widow), for 400 sterling and for divers good causes, the moiety or half part of a certain tract of land in CC, called Rozers Refuge, bounded by the east side of Portobacco Cr, the head of Saint Johns Branch, containing and laid out for about 561 acres. Signed - John Hanson Ys. Wit - Robt Hanson, Walter Hanson, John Howard, Pet: Contee. Jane, the wife of the said John Hanson Yst, released her dower.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 99.
      At the request of Samuel Hanson Jr, the following deed was recorded on May 27, 1746.
      Apr 12-, 1746 from John Hanson Youngest of CC, Gent, son to Samuel Hanson, late of CC, Gent, deceased, to Samuel Hanson Jr. of cc, Gent, son to the afd deceased Samuel Hanson, for 70 sterling, and also for divers good causes, a tract of land in CC called Herefordshire, bounded by the east side of the road that goes from Major Dent's Quarter on Mattawoman [Cr] to the head of Portobacco [Cr] in the line of Pangiah Manor, containing and laid out for about 150 acres. Also 35 acres, part of a tract called Addition to Hereford containing 70 acres on which 35 acres were bequeathed to afd John Hanson by above mentioned Samuel Hanson, late of CC, deceased, as per his will. Hanson reserves for the use of the heirs of Robert Taylor, late of CC, deceased, 10 square feet on the premises, being the burying place where the late wife of sd Robert Taylor lies interred, and which shall remain with the heirs of sd Robert Taylor. Signed - John Hanson. Wit - Robert Hanson, Walter Hanson. Jane, the wife of sd John Hanson, released her dower.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 362. Lease. Jul 30, 1759 from John Hanson Jr of CC, to Hezekiah Reeves (Revel) of CC, for 25 9 shillings and 6 pence and 1110-3/4 lbs of tobacco and also for the payment of all cost which have or may accrue on a scire facias issued against sd John Hanson Jr as special bail for Thomas Reeves at the suit of Francis Parnham (provided sd cost does not amount to more than 280 lbs of tobacco) and for divers other good causes, Hanson sells to Hezekiah Reeves, during the natural life of afd Thomas Reeves of CC, planter, all that tract of land in CC called Reeveses Range, containing about 100 acres. Signed - John Hanson Jr. Wit - Sam Hanson, Dan of St. Thos Jenifer. Jane, the wife of the sd John Hanson Jr, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 16, 1759.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 542. Mar 17, 1769 from John Hanson Jr of CC, Merchant, to James Allen of CC, planter, for 100 and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called Davis' Thoughts, being the whole of the sd tract exclusive of the part lately sold and conveyed by Leonard Milstead to Henry Gray, containing about 83 acres. Signed - John Hanson Jr. Wit - Samuel Hanson, Dan Jenifer*. Jane, the wife of sd
      John Hanson Jr, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Mar 16, 1769 [sic].
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 685. Nov 25, 1769 from John Hanson Jr of CC, to William Hanson of Talbot County, for 1291 lbs 10 shillings and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC whereon sd John Hanson Jr now lives, called Rozers Refuge, bounded by the east side of Portobacco Cr near a small marsh, the woods, a dividing line between sd John Hanson Jr and Jane Contee, containing about 603 acres. Excepted is the graveyard on the top of the hill near the dwelling house, where are several tombstones, containing about 25 feet square. John Hanson Jr warrants 574 acres of the above mentioned land. Signed - John Hanson Jr. Wit - Walter Hanson*, J Hawkins*. Jane, the wife of the sd John Hanson Jr, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Apr 7, 1770.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 393-107: REEVES RANGE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - See Notes: Surveyed 20 May 1721 for Upgate Reeves at a bound Red Oak standing by the side of a valley the Southernmost bound tree of a parcel of land belong to Isaac Gilpin called PYES CHANCE: Other Tracts Mentioned: PYES CHANCE; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 50 Acres - Thomas Reeves from John Reeves; 14 June 1743,, ,