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

Henry McPherson

Male 1730 - 1774  (44 years)


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  • Name Henry McPherson 
    Born 7 Feb 1729/30  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 1774  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001936  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father William McPherson,   b. Between 1692 and 1693, Dalraddy, Badenoch, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1751/52, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Barbara Acton,   b. 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1797, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1725  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benedicta Hanson,   b. 1733, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1790, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1758, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Josias Hanson McPherson,   b. Aft 1768, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)
     3. Alexander McPherson,   b. Bef 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     4. Samuel Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1770, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1796, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     5. Henry McPherson,   b. 2 Jun 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     6. Anne McPherson,   b. Bef 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Henry McPherson 122.368 CH 523.11.11 Aug 15 1775 Jan 8 1776
      Appraisers: Peter Dent, George Tubman.
      Creditors: J. H. Stone for Christian Stone, W.H.Jenifer for Craik & Jenifer.
      Next of kin: Thomas McPherson, Barbara McPherson:
      Administratrix: Benedicta McPherson (widow).
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 442.
      The Account of Benedicta Macpherson, admx of Henry Macpherson, late of inventory decd. Debts include: the nventory of the decd's estate, exhibited into the Prerogative office, amounting to 523 11 shillings 11 pence; a crop tobacco; tobacco recd of Saml Haislip, John Nelson & Linda M Horn, and of John Haislip for Negro hire. Total: 751 8 shillings 11-3/4 pence,
      Disbursements went to: John Hamits; John Carns; Doctor Brown; Christies and Stone; Zephaniah Franklin; Ellis Thompson; Wm Hanson, late Sheriff, for levies; William Webster; John Halkerston, executor of Ann Halkerston, late of CC, decd; Craik and Jenifer; Rachel Furry; Doctor James Craik; Danl Jenifer, former Deputy Comry for Letters and for passing, stating, & recording this account and distribution. The balance to be disposed of 713 7 shillings 24 pence. Securities: Wm McPherson & John McPherson.
      Representatives: the widow and 6 children.
      To the widow, 1/3 231 15 shillings 83/4 pence. Each child's part is 79.5 3 shillings.
      Proved on Dec 11, 1779.
      Feb, 1780. The securities ruled good.
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      Mrs. Mary Hanson (widow) 69.325 CH 3.17.0 Mar 26 1760 Mar 26 1760
      Appraisers: Joseph H. Semmes William Neale.
      Creditors: John Theobald, John Semple.
      Next of kin: Henry McPherson, Josias Hanson.
      Executor: Samuel Hanson, Jr.
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      MCPHERSON, WILLIAM, Charles Co. 14 Nov 1751; 11 Mar 1752
      To wife Barbara McPherson, 168 A., tract called the "Dalready Second Addition".
      To son Thomas McPherson, of tract called "Brierwood" which I bought of Thomas Boarman Mudd., deed dated 14 June 1749 and 50 A., of tract called "The Dalready."
      To son, Daniel McPherson, 75 A., of tract "Brierwood" which I bought of Thomas Boarman Mudd,, deed dated 21 April 1750, and 62 A. of tract called "The Dalready Second Addition,"
      To son John McPherson, 173 A. which I bought of John Pain
      To son William McPherson, 168 A., called "The Dalready' and "The Dalready Second Addition," after the decease of my wife.
      To son Henry McPherson. colt,, and the fold of a mare.
      To son Alexander 500 pounds of tobacco,
      To dau. Etheldra Chapman, Negro girl Jane. Remainder to be equally divided among wife Barbara McPherson, son Henry McPherson, son Alexander McPherson, dau. Catharine McPherson. Desire my sons Henry McPherson, Alexander McPherson, William McPherson and John McPherson receive into their possession their estates as they arrive at the age of 18.
      Wife Barbara, extx,
      Wit: John Stoddert, Miles McDaniel, William Henderson, 28, 291.
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      Mr. Josias Hanson 81.319 CH 259.1.9 Aug 16 1763 Sep 15 1763
      Appraisers: Joseph M. Semmes, Roger Smith.
      Creditors: Daniel Jenifer attorney for John Mitchel, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer.
      Next of kin: T. McPherson, Henry McPherson.
      Administrator: Samuel Hanson.
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      William Macpherson 35.73 A CH 355.16.2 422.19.10 Jun 1 1763
      Sureties: Henry Acton, Thomas Macpherson.
      Received from: James Adams, John Powell, Bayne Smallwood.
      Payments to: Dr. Gustavus Brown, Hugh Mitchell, Benjamin Naile, Dr. Charles Neale, George Clarke, Andrew Monrow, John Hanson, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Daniel Jenifer.
      Legatees: Ethildra Chapman.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Ethildra Chapman, Henry Macpherson, Alexander Macpherson (aged 14), Katherine Macpherson (aged 6). Executrix: Barbara Macpherson
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      GOODRICK, GEORGE, Charles Co. 5 May, 1758; 13 Feb, 1763
      To bro. Francis Goodrick, 552 A., pt. of tract called "Barbadose", whereon I now dwell; if he dies without issue, the above land to be equally divided between my 3 sisters, Violetta Sewall, Mary and Anne Goodrick; some slaves.
      Ex: Francis Goodrick.
      Wit: John Theobalds, Henry Martin. Samuel Jones, William Price, Richard Speake, Henry McPherson. 31.838
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 395.
      Barbara McPherson, September 15, 1796;
      I, Barbara McPherson of CC being sick and weake but of sound mind memory and understanding
      To son William McPherson, negroe Peter, one feather bed, bolster, pair sheets, rug, bedstead, and cord, one hand mill, one large chest, and two pewter basons.
      To daughter Catharine McPherson, negroe Dinah, but if daughter should intermarry or die before Dinah, it is my will and desire {Dinah} may be free and at liberty to go where she may think proper. Also, Negoes Joe and Dick, three beds, bolsters, pillows, sheets, two quilts and one blanket, bedsteads and cords, one seal skin trunk, and everything contained therein at the time of my death, one large looking glass, one chest, two arm chairs with walnut frames, one warming pan, one grid iron, two oval tables, one frying pan, one camp oven, one pair fire tongs, two horses, all my table linen, towels and sheets, also all my pewter, earthen ware and chairs except such of these articles as devised to others. Also my part of the crop in hand with that on the ground, and the wheat, corn and meat I may have in the house at time of my death.
      To grandsons, William and John McPherson, sons of Daniel McPherson deceased, forty shillings current money each at 18yrs. Also one cow and calf and one ewe and lamb to be divided between them.
      To children of my deceased son Henry McPherson, twelve pounds current money to be equally divided between them.
      To granddaughter, Margret Beall McPherson, one new feather bed, bolster, pillow, one quilt, one blanket, one pair sheets, bedstead, and cord, also one cow and calf, two ewes and lamb, one leather trunk, one arm chair with maple frame, one pewter bason and four plates.
      Executor: son William McPherson and daughter Catharine McPherson
      Signed: September 15, 1796 Barbara (her mark) McPherson
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, William Hanson McPherson
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 57. Nov 11, 1761 from Mark McPheirson & [of] Prince William County, Virginia, planter, to Henry McPheirson (McPherson) of CC, planter, for 4000 lbs of crop tobacco and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC called St. Mathews on the west side of Piscataway Road, bounded by 100 acres of land formerly belonging to William Sanders being part of the afd tract of land, containing about hundred acres. Signed - Mark McPheirson. Wit - William Eilbeck*, Sam: Hanson*. Mary McPheirson, wife of the sd mark McPheirson, released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Nov 11, 1761.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 305-23: ST. MATTHEWS: 1000 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Green, Fran : 200 Acres - Neale, Raphael : 700 Acres - Saunders, John: : : : : Surveyed 10 Aug 1663 for Thomas Mathews near St. Mathews branch that falls into a fresh run of Mattawoman Creek.: Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - Patrick Callaghan from Raphael Neale & recorded & Thomas Sympson recorded; 15 Apr 1710, 200 Acres - Raphael Neale from Patrick Callaghan; 11 Jan 1710 100 Acres - Leonard Green from Thomas Sympson; 14 March 1710, 200 Acres - Edward Clements from Raphael Neale; 15 June 1723 100 Acres - Joseph Noble Jr. from John Saunders; 26 Nov 1743, 100 Acres - Abraham McPherson from John Saunders; 21 Jan 1743, 200 Acres - James Mudd from John Saunders; 29 Feb 1743, Francis Clements (sp?) from Edward Clements (sp?); 6 Jan 1747, 205 Acres - Edmund Portius from James Mudd; 20 June 1749
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      Abbreviations Adopted for Column Headings to Conserve Space.
      [1], [2], etc. "No. of Lot or Plat."
      (A) "Date of Lease."
      (B) "To Whom Leased."
      (C) "No. of Acres."
      (D) "Tenant in Possession."
      (E) "Annual Rent."
      (F] "Alien-Fine," "Fines Due."
      (G) "Quality of the Land." ."
      (H) " Improvements."
      (K) "Price per Acre."
      (L) "On What Lives or Term of Years," "now held."
      (M) "Ages of the Persons mentioned in the Lease & other remarks."
      (M1) "Incumbrances or Lives and Ages

      State of His Lordships Manor of Pangaiah in Charles County, January, 1768
      25. (A) March 25, 1744; (B) Alexander McPherson; (C) 72-3/4; (D)
      Henry McPherson; (E) 0-8-0; (F) 1-12-0; (L) Mack McPherson &
      Priscilla McPherson; (M) Mark 45, Priscilla 25.

      44. (A) Dec^ 25, 1743; (B) William McPherson ; (C) 22; (D) William
      McPherson; (E) 0-2-11; (F) 0-11-8; (L) Thomas McPherson, Danl.
      McPherson, Henry McPherson; (M) Thos. 40, Henry 31, Danl. 38.