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

Alexander Contee

Male 1693 - 1741  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Alexander Contee 
    Born Apr 1693  Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1740/41  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001990  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Peter Dr. Contee,   b. Bef 1670, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Widow Contee,   d. Bef 1703, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. John Contee,   b. 19 Feb 1722/23, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1796, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Alexander Contee,   b. 6 Jun 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     3. Peter Contee,   b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1759, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     4. Jane Contee,   b. 28 Sep 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1812, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Thomas Dr. Contee,   b. 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Thomas Dr. {Land Records} Contee,   b. 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catherine Contee,   b. 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1831, Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     8. Alexander Contee,   b. 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     9. Theodore Contee,   b. 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1764, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     10. Grace Contee,   b. 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1755, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     11. Barbara Contee,   b. 21 Jan 1739/40, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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.
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      Alexander Contee (gentleman) 26.56 PG £2698.7.9 Apr 30 1741 Jun 26 1741
      Appraisers: W. Beans, George Gordon.
      Creditors: Henry Brooke, John Eversfield.
      Next of kin: Thomas Hodgkins, John Contee.
      Executrix: Mrs. Jeane Contee
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      Alexander Contee 20.192 A PG £2698.6.1 £380.0.0 May 10 1744
      Received from: Dr. Charles Stewart, Edmund Jenings, William Monrock, Esq., Edmund Jenings, Esq., William Murdock, Esq.
      Received from (merchants in London): Mr. Joseph Adams, Mr. Samuel Hide, MM Philpot & Lee, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Theodow Jansen, MM Philip & Martin Smith.
      Executrix: Jane Contee
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      Alexander Contee, son of Peter and Catherine Contee, was born in April 1693 at Barnstable, Devonshire, England, came to Maryland to be with his uncle, Colonel John Contee, when aged about twelve, and married Jane Brooke, daughter of Colonel Thomas Brooke of Brookfield, Prince George's County, Maryland, by his second wife Barbara Dent, in 1720/1. He became a prosperous merchant at Nottingham in Prince George's County, was clerk of the County Court for many years and elected to the House of Delegates in 1724. He died 24 December 1740 (ACROSS THE YEARS IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY).
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 35
      12 Mar 1712/3; Alexander Contee registers cattle mark
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      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - Folio: 682 o Registration of the births of John Contee, son of Alexander and Jane Contee, born 19 Feb 1723; Alexander Contee, born 6 Jun 1725
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      Hon. John Contee, Esq. 33B.123 A CH £2252.18.6 £917.12.3 Aug 4 1712
      Payments to: Christopher Shadwell, Capt. Henry Smith, Col. Henry Darnell, Mr. Samuell Wartherington, Capt. Ralph Williamson, Charles Musgrove, Ralph Lomax, Philip Jenkins, James Causenlare, Justinian Burch, Mr. Robert Yates, Thomas Readings, John Mathews, John Nickalls, William Nickalls, William Strict, John Courts for account of estate of his father Col. John Courts, His Excellency John Seymour, Madam Seymour, Capt. James Atchison.. Daniel Casee, Robert Charlsworth, Thomas Hunt,, Mr. John Rogers on account of his wife Ann, William Taylard,
      Legatees: Mr, Alexander Contee stock bought of Samuel Fearson.
      Executrix: Mary Hemsley, wife of Philemon Hemsley (gentleman).
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      William Compton 6.352 A CH £41.9.8 £21.5.7 May 17 1725
      Payments to: Thomas Howard, Edward Anderson, Robert Martin, John Chandler, Samuell Hanson, Mr, Contee.
      Administratrix: Catherine Compton,
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      Mr. Benjamin Brooke 13.30 PG £14.15.4 Oct 28 1727 Oct 28 1727
      Appraisers: John Boone, Thomas Blanford.
      Mentions: Patrick Sim, Patrick Sim (!), Peter Higgins.
      Next of kin: A. Contee, who married a sister of the deceased.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Eleanor Brooke.
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      Thomas Harris 9,374 A PG £122,17,6 £22,4.2 Jun 12 1729
      Received from; Mr, Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Richard Pickleton, Mordecai Mitchel, John Riggens.
      Payments to: Col, Joseph Belt, Mr. Alexander Contee, Mr. Peter Dent, Charles Calvert, Esq.
      Executrix: Rachel Harris (relict),
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      Rogers, John, gent., Charles County, 4th Nov., 1717; 13th Jan., 1717.
      To wife Eliza:, extx., dwel. plan. [not named], for life, and personalty.
      To son Richard, personalty when of age, and 10,000 lbs. of tobacco to be sold during his minority for his education, remainder to be paid him at majority.
      To son John, interest poss. by test. in right of his (John's) mother, deceased, to part of estate of Charity Courts, in hands of his uncle, John Courts (to be administered), and personalty to be pd. when he comes of age; also testator's interest in tract of land in Pr. Geo. County, called "Clean Drinking,"' and any estate falling to testator by death of any of his uncles or relations.
      To son Roadham, dwel. plan. at decease of his mother, and personalty, also land testator had with his mother.
      To Rev. Wm. Maconchie., for the church, personalty.
      To Alex. Contee, John Courts, Robert and Sam. Hanson, neighbor Mary Theobalds and to Johanna Price, personalty.
      Test. directs that his servant, Wm. Sympson., be discharged from service on 25th Dec. next.
      Shd. son Richard die before he is of age, bequests made to him to pass to sons John and Roadham, or survivor. Shd, son Roadham die before he is of age, lands bequeathed him to pass to son Rich., and in ease of his death, to son John. In case of son John's death without issue., to pass to nearest of blood.
      Residue of estate to be divided equally among wife and 3 child. and unborn child.
      Wife to have charge of child. during their minority. Shd. she marry, Alex. Contee to have care of Rich. and John.
      Test: Jno. Hanson, Jno. Chunn, Rich. Bell 14. 521.
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      Wightt (Wight), Anne, widow, Prince George's County, 15th Sept., 1725; 26th May, 1726.
      Toson Thomas Gantt, personalty, some of which at Mattawoman Quarter.
      To daus. Margery Sprigg, Mary (wife of Jeremiah Belt) and Fielder (wife of John Powell), dau.-in-law Priscilla, Gant, grandson Thomas Sprigg, grand-daus. Anne Powell, Amn Sprigg and Ann, Priscilla and Elizabeth Gantt and grandsons Edward Gantt and Edward Sprigg, personalty.
      Wm. Oliver (a needy man) and his wife, certain personalty during life; at their decease, to their eldest dau.
      Ex,: Jeremiah Belt.
      Test: A. Contee., Verlinder Browne, Daniel Knogwell. 18, 518
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      Anne Peck, born say 1703, confessed to the Prince George's County court on 26 March 1722/3 that she had a "Malatto" child who died before her court appearance. She named the father, "a negroe man nam'd Tom belonging to Esqr. Brooke." The court sold her to her master, Alexander Contee, for seven years. On 25 June 1723 Tom confessed to begetting the child, and the court ordered that he receive fifteen lashes. On 25 August 1724 she confessed to having another child by Tom, and the court ordered her sold for seven years and the child sold until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1720-2, 648; 1723-6, 9, 83, 306, 339-40, 390-1, 558].
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      Jane Peck, born 15 February 1723, was called "Mulatto Jane belonging to Alexr. Contee" in Prince George's County court on 24 June 1740 when she was presented for having an illegitimate "Malatto" child. She and her daughter Sarah were sold to her master. On 27 November 1744 the court bound her son Joseph to William Beanes until the age of twenty-one years and ordered that he give the boy one year of schooling and his freedom dues at the completion of the indenture. She could not pay her fine, so she received ten lashes. The court ordered her daughter Priscilla bound to Robert and Edith Richards until the age of sixteen years and ordered that they teach her to read, spin, knit and sew. On 28 November 1749 the court bound her fifteen month old son John to Thomas Contee until the age of twenty-one, and on 22 March 1757 the court bound her seven month old son David to Thomas Contee until the age of thirty-one. On 25 November 1766 she confessed to having another illegitimate child for which the court ordered that she only pay a fine and court costs for which her son Joseph provided security [Court Record 1723-6, 340; 1738-40, 653; 1740-2, 18, 617; 1746-7, 620; 1748-9, 80, 85, 174; 1751-4, 174; 1754-8, 411; 1765-6, 27].
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      Sarah Peck, born 5 February 1740, was bound to Alexander Contee by the Prince George's County court on 24 June 1740. She was called "Mulatto Sarah" on 25 June 1765 when the court ordered that she be sold for seven years and sold her two year old son David to John Harrison until the age of thirty-one. She confessed to having another "Mulatto" child on 24 June 1766 and another on 22 March 1768 when the court ordered her sold for a third seven-year term and bound her seven-month-old child Beck to John Harrison until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1764-5, 1, 115; 1766-8, 452, 579]. She was the mother of:

      David, born about June 1763, two years old on 25 June 1765 when the court sold him as an apprentice to John Harrison until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1765-6, 115]. He was head of a Frederick County household of 6 "other free" in 1800 [MD:841]. He registered in Frederick County on 14 June 1806: a yellow negro or Mulatto, about 5 feet 11 Inches high, stout made and of a good countenance, aged about forty three years...was born in Prince George's County in this State, and was brought to this County in the year 1781 by a certain John Harrison, Esq., now deceased, as his servant or slave until he should arrive to the age of thirty one years [Certificates of Freedom 1806-27, 1].
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      James Read 15.303 A PG £96.5.6 £69.11.1 Apr 11 1737
      Payments to: Thomas Marshall, sr., Duncan Mcdonald, James Adams, Andrew Scott, Edward Edelin, Mary Gibbs, John Diamond, Mr. Contee, Mr. John Hawkins, Jr., Mr. Thomas Marshall, Sr., Anguish Mackye, Mr. William Eilbeck, Mr. John Beale, William Webster, Charles Harding, John Speake, Benjamin Bull.
      Heirs: if any in Scotland.
      Administrator: John Dunn.
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      Capt. Posthumus Thornton 18.88 A CA £4239.3.2 £2784.6.0 Oct 6 1740
      Mentions items in Prince George's County.
      Received from: Robert Cruikshank, John Hanbury.
      Payments to: estate of Richard Smith, Richard Snowden, Dr. Patrick Sim, William Thornton, Dr. John Haswell, Vestry of All Saints Parrish, William Ghiselin, Alexander Lawson, Mary Wilkinson, Thomas Ireland, Jr., John clayey, Henry Chew, William Skinner, Robert Allin„ Mary Jones, Susannah Preston, Josiah Sunderland, Sarah Harrison, Thomas Levitt, Dr. John Hamilton, John Hardesty, Edward Reaynolds, Richard Stalling, Ellis Slater, William Cumming, Edmund Jenings, Esq., Dr. Hamilton, Elisabeth Sedwick, the Governor, John Ross,
      Nicholls Maccubin, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Ogle, Esq., Gabriel Parker, Elisabeth Hutchins, James Weems, Elexander Countee, Vestry of Christ Church Parrish, D. Dulany, Esq., William Bright, John Bond, Mary Hughes, George Hardisty, John Dowell, Jane Pattison, Samuel White (merchant), Isaac Millner, Esq. Plter, Jern. Bigg, Samuel Magruder, Jr., Jaccob Hooper, Elisha Hall, John Norton.
      Executrix: Eleanor Skinner, wife of John Skinner.

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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 146 - 148
      12 Oct 1709; Recorded at request of Madam Mary Contee:
      3 Oct 1709; Indenture from Walter Bayne of Prince George's County, Gent., and Martha his wife, to Mary Contee, for 50,000# tobacco and £100 a parcel of land near Wicomico River originally granted William Marshall 20 Mar 1650; sold by Marshall to Walter Bayne) grandfather of afsd - Walter, 29 Sep 1660; containing 500 acres with dwelling house, etc.; /s/ Walter Bayne, Martha Bayne; wit. Hickford Leman, John Rogers, Alexander Contee [The amount of tobacco and money paid for this 500 acres seems excessive in relation to other land transactions of the period, but that is what is recorded.]
      3 Oct 1709 Walter Bayne ack. above deed
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 19
      22 Oct 1712; Recorded at request of Edward Turner:
      17 Oct 1712; Indenture from John Warren, Gent., to Edward Turner; lease of 150 acres called WARREN'S DISCOVERY; /s/ John Warren; wit. Ubgatt Reeves, Alex. Contee
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 268
      4 Feb 1711/12; Recorded at request of Alexander Contee:
      2 Feb 1711/12; John Contee, by his will, left his nephew Alexander Contee stock purchased from Samuel Fearson; to be delivered by Mary, relict of John Contee and now wife of "me the subscriber;" authorizes Alexander to claim his inheritance; /s/ Phile Hemsley; wit. Elizabeth Berry, Jno. Stevens
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 20
      19 Dec 1716; Recorded at request of Thomas Burch:
      13 Nov 1716; Indenture from Alexander Contee, Gent., to Thomas Burch; for 7,000# tobacco; a parcel called Free Gift; bounded by plantation formerly in possession of Benjamin Ward and land of John Noe; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ Alexander Contee; wit. Ign. Fendall, Jno. Perry; 13 Nov 1706; Alexander Contee ack. Deed
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 250
      19 May 1719; Recorded at request of Alexander Contee:
      12 May 1719; Indenture from Thomas Baker, grandson and heir apparent of Thomas Baker, dec'd, to Alexander Contee and heir apparent of John Contee, Esq., dec'd; John Baker, uncle of Thomas Baker, and Mary his wife, by their deed 13 Nov 1703 sold John Contee land formerly belonging to his father Thomas Baker; known as Beginning Lott; containing 118 acres; this indenture from Thomas Baker, for love of his said uncle, gives warranty to John Contee; /s/ Thomas Baker; wit. George Dent, Rob. Hanson; 12 May 1719; ack. by Thomas Baker; Alexander Contee paid alienation
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 364
      13 Jul 1720 Memo; Alexander Contee being removed;
      Samuel Hanson appointed clerk
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 387
      30 Nov 1720; Recorded at request of Alexander Contee of Prince George's Co.:
      10 Nov 1720; Indenture from Henry Trenn, planter, to Alexander Contee; for 800# tobacco; a tract called Hillport; containing 95 acres; /s/ Henry Trenn (mark); wit. Charles Haseltine, Wm. Middleton; 10 Nov 1720 ack. in court
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 388
      30 Nov 1720; Recorded Deed of Release at request of Alexander Contee of Prince George's Co.:
      10 Nov 1720; Indenture from Henry Treen, planter, to Alexander Contee for B00# tobacco; /s/ Henry Trenn (mark); wit. Charles Heseltine, Wm. Middleton; 20 Nov 1720; ack. in court
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page46.
      Pursuant to the act of Assembly for security of the records &c, the following bond was recorded [no date].
      We, Samuel Hanson, Alexander Contee, & John Hanson of CC, Gent, give bond of 200 £ to the Lord Pro'ry this Nov 8, 1721, to warrant that sd Samuel Hanson, while he continues in the office of the Clerk of the County_ `afd "shall, at his own proper cost, find a supply of good and sufficient record books for the entry of all matters relating-tb;the Clerk's office, and shall carefully look after and preserve in sd office. Signed - Sam Hanson, A Contee, Jno Hanson. Wit - Geo Dent, Gustas Brown.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1717-1726 - Liber I - folio 517
      Indenture, 31 Jan 1723; enrolled 8 Feb 1723
      From: James Bowles, Esqr. of St. Man's County
      To: Alexander Contee, scrivener of Prince George's County
      For £450 a parcel of land call The Guare's in Prince George's County; the late dwelling Plantation of James Bowles now in possession of Alexander Contee; formerly sold by Thomas Greenfield, Esq. to Robert Owen, clerk; then sold to Thomas Addison, Esqr.; then to Daniel Dulay who sold to James Bowles; bounded by Brooke Field belonging to Mai. Thomas Brooke; containing 164 acres; also a parcel of land in Prince George's County formerly sold by Richard Beven to Owen then to Addison, then to Delany who sold to Bowles containing 6 acres; also a tract in Prince George's County sold by Nicholas Sewell and Walter Pye, Gent. to Daniel Dulany
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 265.
      At the request of Richard Speake of CC,, planter, the following deed was recorded this Apr 18, 1726.
      Apr 12, 1726 from Alexandr Contee of Prince Georges County, scrivener, to Richard Speake of CC, planter, for 5 shillings, 3 tracts of land in CC near Chinquemuxon [Chicamuxen Cr], being commonly called The Gift, Morecrafts Friendship, Speakes Inclosure (being the same tract of land that the afd Richard Speake lately purchased of Capt Wm Rogers and Mary, his wife). Sd Alex. Contee is not to be compelled to go out of the county he shall then live in, for the execution of further deeds for making more secure Speake's title to this land. Signed - Alexander Contee. Wit - s Hanson*, Saml Hanson Jr. The acknowledgement of Alexander Contee was witnessed in open court by Saml Hanson, Clk.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 270. At the request of Capt George Dent of CC, Gentleman, the following deed was recorded Apr.27, 1726.
      Apr 26, 1726 from Alexander Contee of Prince Georges County, scrivener, to George Dent of CC, Gent, for 35 £ sterling, a certain tract of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Bakers Addition, which part is commonly known as Lot Number (4), and is bounded by Lot Number (3), Lot Number (1), containing 118 acres. Signed -,Alexander Contee. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Gust Brown*. {Vide folio 308, the acknowledgement of Jane Contee, wife of Alexander Contee).
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 272.
      McKenzey, At the request of Alex Smith Hawkins & Kennett the following deed was recorded this May 2, 1726. 1726 from Alexander Contee of Prince Georges, Srivener, to Alexand. Smith Hawkins of CC, planter, Mackenzey of CC, lawyer, for 6000 lbs of tobacco,
      Apr 27, County, S, & Kennett a certain parcel of land in CC upon Zachia Swamp, being commonly called Saturday's Work, and bounded by a parcel of land formerly surveyed for Capt John Allen and now in possession of Richard Robinson, said to contain about 250 acres. Signed - Alexander Contee. Wit - S Hanson, Sam Hanson Jr, Jno Fendall*, Geo Dent*. {Vide further acknowledgement of this deed, folio 308.)
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 274. At the request of Alex Smith Hawkins, the following deed of mortgage was recorded May 2, 1726.
      Apr 27, 1726 from Kennett McKenzey of CC, lawyer, to Alexandr Smith Hawkins of CC, planter, for 3000 lbs of tobacco & 2 pistoles paid to Alexander Contee this day, McKenzey has sold to Hawkins, a certain tract of land commonly called Saturdays Work, lying in CC near upon Zachiah Swamp (which land has been this day conveyed by sd Alex. Contee unto sd Hawkin & sd McKenzey in joint tenancy, containing about 250 acres. If sd Kennett, within a year, pays to sd Hawkins 3160 lbs of tobacco and 1 pistole, then this deed to be void. Signed - Kenntt (K his mark) McKenzey. Wit - S Hanson, Geo Dent*, Jno Fendall*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 308.
      On Aug 18, 1726, at the request - of Richard Speake of CC, the following acknowledgement and certificate (endordsed on the back of a deed from Alexander Contee to the afd R Speake) was recorded. {Vide Deed fo: 265}
      Aug 5, 1726. Prince Georges County. Jane Contee, wife of the within named Alexander Contee, acknowledged the right of her sd husband to 3 tracts of land within mentioned, to be in Richard Speake, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed - John Powell, Jere Belt.
      Received of Richard Speak this Apr 12, 1726, 5 shillings, being the consideration within mentioned. Signed._ A Contee.
      Prince Georges. I certify that the above named John Powell and Jere Belt, Gent, were, at the time of the above acknowledgement, Justices of sd County. Signed Aug 6, 1726 - A Contee, Clk Com predicta.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 308.
      On Aug 18, 1726, at the request of George Dent of CC, the following acknowledgement and certificate (endorsed on the back of a deed from Alexander Contee to the afd George Dent) was recorded. {Vide Deed fol 2701
      Aug 5, 1726. Prince Georges County. Jane Contee, wife of the within named Alexander Contee, acknowledged the right of her sd husband to the tract of land within mentioned, to be in George Dent, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed - John Powell, Jere Belt.
      Prince Georges. I certify that the above named John Powell and Jeremiah Belt, Gent, were, at the time of the above acknowledgement, Justices of sd County. Signed Aug 6, 1726 - A Contee, Clk Com predicta.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 308.
      On Aug 18, 1726, at the request of George Dent of CC, the following acknowledgement and certificate (endorsed on the back of a deed from Alexander Contee to the afd George Dent) was recorded. {Vide Deed fol 2701
      Aug 5, 1726. Prince Georges County. Jane Contee, wife of the within named Alexander Contee, acknowledged the right of her sd husband to the tract of land within mentioned, to be in George Dent, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed - John Powell, Jere Belt.
      Prince Georges. I certify that the above named John Powell and Jeremiah Belt, Gent, were, at the time of the above acknowledgement, Justices of sd County. Signed Aug 6, 1726 - A Contee, Clk Com predicta.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 309.
      Aug 5, 1726. Prince Georges County. Jane Contee, wife of the within named Alex: Contee, acknowledged the right of her sd husband to the tract of land within mentioned, to be in Alexander Smith Hawkins and Kenet McKensey, their heirs and assigns forever. Signed - Johan Powell, Jere: Belt.
      Prince Georges County. I certify that the above named John Powell and Jeremiah Belt, Gent, were, at the time of the above acknowledgement, Justices of sd County. Signed Aug 6, 1726 - A Contee, Clk Com predicta.
      The above acknowledgement & certificate (endorsed on the back of a deed from Alex: Contee to the afd Hawkins and McKensey (since the recording of the sd deed) & were, at the request of the sd Hawkins and McKensey, recorded this Aug 18, 1726. {Vide deed folio 272}
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 351.
      At the request of Francis Ware of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded this May 24, 1727.
      Mar 18, 1726 from Alexander Contee of Prince Georges County, scrivener, to Francis Ware of CC, for 2 Guineas, lot #20 in Chandler Town in CC on the east side of Portobacco Fresh. Signed - A Contee. Wit - Jno Howard, John Hanson, Robert Hanson*, John Briscoe*.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 39
      Deed of Gift, 5 Aug 1726; From Thomas Brooke, Esq., father of Priscilla now wife of Thomas Gantt, Gent., in consideration of a marriage between them; 290 acres being part of 3 adjoining tracts of land called Brooke Grove, Hunt's Delight and Reparation; /s/ Tho. Brooke; wit. John Powell, Jere Belt; ack. by Thomas Brooke, Esq., and Barbara his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 40
      Enrolled at request of Alexander Contee 6 Aug 1726:
      Deed of Gift, 5 Aug 1726; From Thomas Brooke, Esq., father of Jane now wife of Alexander Contee, scrivener; 1/2 part of a tract where Alexander Contee has now settled called Vineyard containing by patent 448 acres on Mattapany main branch; /s/ Tho. Brooke; wit. John Powell, Jere Belt; ack. 5 Aug 1726 by Thomas Brooke, Esq., and Barbara his wife

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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 195.
      At the request of Richard Howard of CC, the following [lease] was recorded this Mar 20, 1729.
      Jan 9, 1729 from Alexander Contee of CC, planter, to Richard Howard of CC, for 700 lbs of tobacco, the lease of 100 acres laid out in a square shape, being part of a tract of land called Baltemore Bounty, lying in CC, which part is the easternmost part or tenement now settled or improved on sd tract. This lease is for the term of the natural life of Alexander Contee or for 14 years, which shall first end. The rent, to be paid each Dec 23, is 700 lbs of tobacco. Sd Richard Howard shall, within 1 year of next Mar 25, plant 100 apple trees, and keep them well fenced. Richard Howard will not employ more than 2 laborers besides himself. Signed - Alexr Contee. Wit - Philip Lee*, Richard Rogers.
      Prince Georges County, Jan 9, 1729. This deed was acknowledged by Alexander Contee and Jane, his wife.
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      Charles County Liber M No. 2 Page 196.
      At the request of James Hall of CC,-the following lease was recorded this Mar 20, 1729.
      Jan 9, 1729 from Alexander Contee of Prince Georges County, planter, to James Hall of CC, planter, for 630 lbs of tobacco, the lease of 100 acres, being part of a tract of land called Baltemore Bounty, lving in CC, which part is the NW part or tenement now settled or improved, on sd tract of land, by sd James Hall and to be taken and used so as the 100 acres contains a square of that quantity. The term of this lease is from Nov 23 last past for and during the natural life of sd. Alexander Contee or for 15 years, which shall first end. The rent, each Dec 23, is 630 lbs of tobacco, within a mile of some convenient landing. James Hall, within 1 year to be completed next Mar 25, is to plant 100 apple trees of winter fruit, and keep them well fenced, and replace any fruit trees that become decayed or destroyed. James Hall will not employ more than 2 laborers besides himself. He will not waste timber. If, during the lease sd James Hall shall be evicted due to any title which shall hereafter appear paramount to the right and possession of sd Alexander, then sd Alexander shall be forever saved harmless from any action of covenant. Signed - Alexandr Contee. wit - Philip Lee*, Richard Rogers.
      Prince Georges County, Jan 9, 1729. This deed was acknowledged by Alexander Contee and Jane, his wife
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