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

Gilbert Ireland

Male 1720 - 1755  (35 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Ireland  [1
    Born 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Mar 1755  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002113  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Family Anne Dent,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 1741  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ireland,   b. Abt 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Anne Dent Ireland,   b. Abt 1741, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Herbert Ireland,   b. Abt 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gilbert Ireland,   b. 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)
     5. Mary Ireland,   b. Bef 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F01430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      IRELAND, GILBERT, St Mary's. 17 Jan, 1755; 6 Mar., 1755
      To wife Anne Ireland, dwelling plantation, 124 a., 23 a. I purchased from Joseph Alvey, 83 a. , I bought from Mr. Carbery, 17 a., I bought from Marl. Bailey.
      After her death I give my dwelling plantation and land I bought from Joseph Alvey to my second son William Herbert Ireland and the 83 a. I bought from Mr. Carbery and the 17 a. I bought from Mark Brewer [note above written as Marl. Bailey] give after my wife's death to son Gilbert Ireland. I also give to son Gilbert Ireland 50 a. which lies on this side the road that leads from James Paine to Thomas Greves which is pt. of same land I bought from Mr. Carbery and also pt. of same I bought from said Thos. Greaves which land I give to said Gilbert.
      I give to my eldest dau. Anne Ireland my plantation lying near to Walter Davis's called "Charing Cross" or "Swillenham."
      To youngest dau. Mary Ireland, plantation I bought from Evan Evans.
      To eldest son John Ireland, all the rest of my lands.
      To wife Anne Ireland 2/5 pt of my person estate and the remainder to my 5 children.
      Wife extx. and in case of her death during the minority of my children then Philip Key to be ex.
      Wit: William McWilliams, Jesses Craig, John Hills.
      That I be buried in Chaptico Church Yard at the distance of about 3 feet from the feet of my late good friend Mr. Jas. Dickson, that a cheap black marble stone may be sent for from Philadelphia. 29. 386
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      Capt. Gilbert Ireland 66.7 SM 579.11.9 Mar 1 1756
      Appraisers: William Jordan, Richard Ward Key.
      Creditors: Philip Key, John Chesley.
      Next of kin: wife and children. No other kindred in Maryland.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Anne Ireland.
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      Capt .Gilbert Ireland 66.16
      List of debts.
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      Barnes, John, Clemens Bay, St. Mary's County, 17th Jan., 1738; 3rd July 1739.
      To child., Katherine, Edward, John, Henry and Elizabeth, personalty.
      To son William and hrs., land at head of Clemens Bay.
      To wife Elizabeth, land in Boston, New England, where testator formerly dwelled and residue of property in Maryland or elsewhere.
      Exs.: Sons William and Edward, unless wife sees fit to appoint others.
      Test: Gilbert Ireland, James Mills, William Drummond. MCW 22, 89
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      Thomas Morriss 24.18 A SM 188.3.3 216.12.7 Jul 7 1747
      Sureties: Joseph Wood, Joseph Chunn.
      Received from: Joseph Pile, Mary Swann.
      Payments to: William Williams, Richard Wainwright, Philip Key, William Blackenbury, Baptist Barber, Thomas Higgs, Zacharia Bond, Edward Barber, James Compton, Edward Rein, James Stevens, Joseph Wood, Jane Hambleton, Robert Bird, William Cumming, Gilbert Ireland.
      Distribution to (orphans): Henry Morriss, James Morriss, Jane Morriss,
      Administrator: Henry Lyon (of Charles County).
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 498. At the request of Roger Smith, the following bond was recorded on Aug 21, 1751.
      Aug 16, 1751 from Dan'l Hodgkins of CC, planter, to Roger Smith of CC, Gentleman, for and in consideration of Smith's being security to Gilbert Ireland of St Mary's County for 1765 lbs tobacco, Hodgkins hereby makes over to Smith, for his security, 7 cattle, 1 horse, 1 mare, 5 sheep, 1 gun, 2 feather beds and furniture. If Hodgkins pays Smith by Mar 10 next, 1516 lbs tobacco, then the above aricles to be returned again to Hodgkins. Signed - Dan. Hodgkin. Wit - Jos M Semmes, Wm Hungerford.
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      The churchyard at Chaptico has its traditions also. As
      late as the year 1860, a slab of slate, eighteen inches or two
      feet square, was pointed out as the stone covering the last
      resting place of a pirate buried here at his particular request
      in an upright position. As a matter of fact, the person
      thus interred was Capt. Gilbert Ireland, high sheriff of St.
      Mary's county in 1745, who, making his will in 1755 as Gilbert
      Ireland, Gent., directed that he should be buried in
      Chaptico churchyard at the distance of three feet from the
      feet of his "good" friend, Mr. James Dickon, and that a
      slab of black " marblestone " be sent for to Philadelphia "
      with a proper inscription to be put upon it." The writer
      learned the above facts from a descendant of Captain Ireland
      more than ten years ago. Behind the church is the vault
      of the Key family. The coat of arms there displayed in a
      reversed position is the same that appears on a pair of candlesticks

  • Sources 
    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z, 376.