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

George Beall

Male 1695 - 1780  (85 years)


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  • Name George Beall 
    Born 1695  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1780  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002252  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Ninian Col. Beall,   b. 1625, Dumbarton, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1716/17, "Rock of Dumbarton" Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ruth Polly {Unproven} Moore,   b. 1648, England or Md Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1713, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1668  Calvert County, Maryland, now Prince George's Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brooke,   b. 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1716  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ester Beall,   b. 1716, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 8 years)
     2. Thomas Beall,   b. 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. Mary Beall,   b. Abt 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     4. Jane Beall,   b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Beall,   b. 25 Feb 1728/29, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1807, Washington, District of Columbia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Levin Beall,   b. 1733, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1763, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Patrick Beall,   b. 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1809, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Lucy Beall,   b. 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1795, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. Thomas Beall,   b. 1739, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Rebecca Jane Beall,   b. 1739, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Elizabeth Beall,   b. 1743, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     12. Mary Beall,   b. 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 7 years)
     13. Thomas Beall,   b. 27 Sep 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F01297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of GEORGE BEALE; Montgomery Co.; written 15 Mar 1780; probate 24 Mar 1780
      of Rockville

      "In the Name of God, Amen. I George Beall of Montgomery County and state of Maryland being weak of body but of perfect mind and disposing memory and bearing in mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life do ordain this to be my last will & testament renouncing & disanuling all former wills, and
      First I will my soul to God in whose mercy with the merits of Jesus Christ I depend for Salvation
      Secondly that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, and
      Thirdly I will that all my just debts be paid out of the Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with and the remainder to be divided in manner and form following, viz.
      Item I give and bequeath to my son George Beall
      Item I give all my houses and lots in George Town to my son Thomas Beall and also all that tract or parcel of Land called "Canjurors Disappointment" and also part of "Dumbarton" to be divided by the great Branch that leads to the Saw Mill thence to the main Road all that part that lies to the south ward to belong to my sd. son Thos. Beall
      Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Evans my Negro fellow Jack to serve four years and then to be set free"
      Wic, W. Smith, Richard Cheney, Abraham Boyd (MC Wills A.262
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      Research Notes from George Swann
      I found a list of his 12 children transcribed from the family bible of George C. Washington, who married a granddaughter. While no dates were listed, the children were listed in order with notations for the ones that died young.

      Esther Beall b. Abt. 1717, died young
      Thomas Beall b. Abt. 1719, died age 17 which would be 1736.
      Mary b. Abt. 1725, died age 16 which would be 1741.
      George b. 25 Feb. 1728/29
      Levin Covington b. Abt. 1732, died 6 Apr. 1762
      (Fought with the 28th Regt. of Foot in the French and Indian War. He was killed at Martinique, in the West Indies.)
      Patrick Beall b. Abt. 1734
      Thomas (2nd) b. Abt. 1736, died young
      Rebecca Jane b. Abt. 1737 (Jane was Rebecca's middle name and not a separate daughter. Rebecca did not die in 1748)
      Lucy b. Abt. 1738
      Elizabeth b. Abt. 1742
      Mary (2nd) b. Abt. 1745 (This Mary did not die young)
      Thomas b. 27 Sep 1748
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      Beall, Ninian, Prince George's County, 15th Jan., 1717; 28th Feb.~ 1717.
      To son Geo. and hrs., 480 A., "Rock of Dumbarton" on Rock Creek, and personalty.
      To son Charles and hrs., 1,000 A., "Dunn Back" on Watts Creek., S. side Gr. Choptank, and personalty.
      To granddau. Mary Beall and hrs. (dau. of son Ninian, deceased), after payment of legacies, 1/2 of personal est., also that part of "Bacon Hall" lying on a, side of road to "Mt. Calvert, " and to have her share at marriage.
      To grandson Samuel Beall, ex., and hrs., water mill on Collington Branch and remaining part of "Bacon Hall," providing that at 21 yrs. he makes over to afsd. Mary Beall a tract of land called "Sams Beginning" on S. side of sd. road to "Mt. Calvert." Shd. he die before he be of age to convey land afsd., then the entire tract of "Bacon Hall" is bequeathed to sd. granddau. Mary Beall.
      To son-in-law Andrew Hambleton, personalty.
      To son-in-law Joseph Belt and hrs.,, 245 A., "Good Luck,"-' he to allow to heirs of testator 4,000 lbs. tobacco.
      Two grandchildren of deceased son Ninian to be cared for and educated.
      Test. directs that a tract of 400 A. "The Recovery." in the Freshes of Patuxent R., at head of Weston Branch, and adj. land bequeathed to Joseph Belt, be sold for payment of debts,
      Sons Charles, Joseph Belt and Geo. to aid executor until he arrives at age of 21 yrs.
      Test; John Busey., Rebecca Getward, Ed. Willet. 14. 504.
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      Moore (Moorle), James, carpenter, St, George's Parish, Prince George"s County, 29th Oct., 1728; 27th Nov., 1728.
      To wife [unnamed] "The Gleanings" during life; after her decease to son Archibald and hrs.
      To son Archibald and hrs., "Archibald's Lott,"
      to sons James and Robert and their hrs., "Allisons Park" equally; shd. any afsd. sons die without issue, portion of dec'd to daus. Euphen and Barbara and their hrs.; shd. one of them die without issue, her share to survivor; shd. both daus. die without issue, to wife [unnamed] provided always it shall be in power of each of afsd. sons to settle a joynter on any woman to whom they shall be married,
      Overseers and guardians to child.: James Holmond and George Beall, planters.
      Test: John Allison, Wm. Hasbon, John Johnston. 19,539.
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      Street, John, (nuns.) Prince George's Co., 26th June, 1733.
      George Beale, ex. and guardian to son Francis.
      Test: Andrew Tannehill. 20. 746
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      LUCAS, THOMAS, SR., Prince George's Co. 31 May, 1756; 24 Jun, 1756
      Children: Barton, Basil, Margaret Hamilton, Thomas and Sarah Lucas.
      Col, George Beall and Wm. Young should divide the same among the children,
      Wit: James Burns, Wm. Pierce, John Flint, Jr. 30.114
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 308
      Recorded at request of George Beall, 27 Aug 1735:
      George Beall, John Banks and Andrew Tannyhill confess judgesment to Nicholas Hammond for 4.7 and 631# tobacco; 29 Jul 1735; /s/ Turner Wootton, Jos. Chew
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      John Fidey 13.194 PG 21.4.0 Aug 13 1728 Aug 27 1728
      Appraisers: John Flint, George Beall.
      Creditors: John Abbington, John Prichett.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Stump.
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      John Gibson 13.194 PG 8.5.0 Apr 9 1728 Jul 30 1728
      Appraisers: George Beall, Ninian Tannehill.
      Creditors: Elisabeth Stump.
      Next of kin: John Flick.
      ===
      From "Colonel Ninian Beall, Immigrant into Maryland.
      Will, 1 Sept. 1707 - 7 Aug 1708, Book 1, page 35, Prince George's county.
      "Whereas it doth please God by his providence to cause me to leave the place and land of my nativity and intending, God willing to leave for England if the Almighty spares me, if not then
      to brother John, my working tools.
      To beloved Brother George, negro James.
      Brother Ninian, sole executor.
      Thomas Evans, Thomas Sprigg, and Eleanor Moriarte, witnesses.

      8 Aug 1708 Ninian Beall and Thomas Evans administrators of Thomas Beall.
      thomas Sprigg and Edward Willett, sureties.
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 186: Deed of Gift, 10 Mar 1706
      from: Ninian and Ruth Beall of Prince George's County
      To: George Beall, son
      Of one Negro boy called Will of seven years of age Signed: Ninian Beall and Ruth Beall (mark)
      Witnessed: Thomas Evans and Alex'r Ross (mark)
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 111. At the request of Mary Beall the following Deed of Gift was recorded April 2, 1751
      I Barbara Brooke in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear to my granddaughter Mary Beall, daughter tof Elizabeth Beall and George Beall my son-in-law as well as 5 shillings current money as for divers other good causes and considerations me thereunto moving hath given Negro girl Rebeccah but should she die before she comes to age, then to my grandson Thomas Brooke Beall and his heirs and in case of default of such issue I give to my grandson Patrick Beall and in case of default of issue I give and grand the aforesaid negro girl unto the heirs of me the said Barbara Brooke. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this April 2, 1751, Barbara Brooke in the presence of Peter Contee, Joseph Belt, Jr., and acknowledged before Joseph Belt, Jr.,
      ===
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      PGLR TT:190

      Memorandum That on the special Petition of John Beall (son of Robert)
      Preferred to the Justices of Our County Court on the fourth Tuesday in August in the Thirteenth year of Our Dominion & ca for Land Commission to examine Evidences to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the tract of land called God Father's Gift in Prince George's Co., MD

      Gabrail Hughes being next Sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty
      God at a white Oak Sump Standing in a levil Bottom as above described put his hand on the Said Stump and declared that he this deponant was Present when Capt. James Edmonston Shewed Coll George Beall The above mentioned Tree which was then Standing and Told both Coll George Beall and this Deponant also that the said Tree was the begining Tree of a Tract of land Called God fathers Gift Wee then went up the Paint Branch to the Tree which Coll George Beall proved from the Same information which this Deponant after being Sworn as above put his hand on and declared that James Edmonston (the same day) told him it was the Second boundary of a Tract of land Called God fathers Gift Wee then went further up the said Paint Branch to a white Oak Standing in a small Branch that runs into Said Branch which this deponant put his hand on and after being Sworn as above declared that Capt. James Edmonston the Same day that he shewed him the other Two Trees shewed him that also and Told him it was the fourth Tree of God fathers Gift and that Coll George Beall persuaded him this deponant to put his arms round the sd Tree when Capt James Edmonston Immediately took hold of his hands and held them while Coll George Beall whiped him at the Tree and farther this deponant Sayeth not

      27th day of March 1764

      (smm: Coll George Beall was present the day that Gabriel Hughes gave his sworn knowledge regarding the tract God fathers Gift.)
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      64. By order ofthe Justices oft he County Court, and at the request of Charles Carroll Junr. the following Land Commissions and Depositions were recorded. Authorized Andrew Hugh, David Lynn, Charles Jones and Henry Wright Crabb, as commissioners, for tracts called "CIoes Purchase" and "Girls Portion," to perpetuate the memory ofthe bounds. Signed by John Darnall.
      65. The commissioners met near the mouth of Darnall's Branch, on the east side of Rock Creek, and took the following depositions: Hugh Tomlinson, aged 70 years or thereabouts, said that he knows nothing of Mr. Charles Carrolls beginning tree of Girls Portion, and being come to the aforesaid dead chestnut, the second tree of Girls Portion, says that about 1/4 of a mile from here up the branch he knows a Spanish oak fairly bounded which he and his neighbor used to deem the beginning. He says 23-24 years ago, Thomas Wilson laid off all Mr. Carroll's tenants lands on the Girls Portion from this chestnut and it was then deemed Mr.Carroll's second tree of Girls Portion. Signed Hugh Tomlinson by mark, before Andrew Hugh, David Lynn, Charles Jones, Henry Wright Crabb.
      James Hughes, aged 37 years or thereabouts, says that about 20 years ago, this deponent followed the carpenters business, and being along with Thomas Hoskins Junior, looking for a rafter tree he saw a white oak tree fairly bounded near the place where we now are and was then told by Grove Thomlonson, that the said tree was a tree of Girls Portion, but whether the 1st 2nd or 3d line he does not say. Signed James Hughes by mark.
      On Tuesday 27 July 1762, they met at the house of William Tannehill aforesaid, and from thence to a place formerly deemed and known to be an Indian Old Field- John Davidson, being duly sworn, said that many years ago when he was getting a frame for old Hugh Thomlinson, he saw a bounded white oak tree on the south or southeast side ofwhere we are now, and thereon told it was a tree of Mr. Carrolls land. Signed John Davidson.
      Col. George Beall, gave a deposition regarding bounded white oak.
      John Dowden, aged 59 years or thereabouts, says that 20 years ago, this dead chestnut tree, standing near the mouth of Darnall's Branch, or Broad Run, by Grove Tomlinson for the second or Beginning tree of Girls Portion, and it was deemed the second or beginning tree of Mr. Carroll's land.
      67: James Goare aged 53 or thereabouts says that the land was laid for Hugh Tomlinson as tenant to Mr. Carroll, Thomas Willson began at this dead chestnut tree. Signed James Gore.
      Edward McBoy. aged 40 years or thereabouts says that about 7 years ago, he was clearing land for Groves Thomlinson. told him to take care that he did not go on Mr. Carroll's land, and showed this deponent a stump of a black oak tree standing within 30 ft of the chestnut as before described, which stump he was told was a bounded tree of said Thomlinson's land and Mr. Carroll's.
      Samuel Beall aged 46 years, said that 17 years ago he went to Grove Tomlinson's house in order to look at some tobacco, and they went together near the place where he now was and was told, and he was told that the Chestnut tree which was now dead was the second tree of Girls Portion and the beginning ofhis land. Signed Saml Beall.
      Depositions continued to Thursday 29 October. to meet at the house ofthe aforesaid Mr. Tannehill.
      68. Meeting as before, to the beginning tree of a tract called Cloe Purchase. it being a white oak six feet from a branch.
      Samuel Bell Junior aged about 55 years, said that about 20 years ago. Charles Beall showed him the tree aforesaid and that it was the beginning tree of the aforesaid tract. which Charles Beall surveycd for William Fitzomond Coleman (?) No other evidences present so continued to 8 December. 1761. when they again met at house ofWilliam Tannehill, and adjourned. On Tuesday, 20 April 1762. They met at place known to be an Indian Old Field. Samuel Beall Junior, being sworn, regarding Girls Portion, says that a considerable time ago, near the planters whereabouts we now stand he saw a bounded white oak with 12 notches, and was told by Charles Beall it was a tree of Girls Portion, and has been told the same by John Dowden, but does not know if 1st, 2nd or 3d tree.
      ===
      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1347-1349. John Murdock and by order of Frederick County Court, the following Commission and depositions are recorded. To Charles Jones, Robert Peter, Anthony Holmead and Erasmus Gill
      Whereas John Murdock ofthe county aforesaid is possessed of three tracts: one Philip and Jacob, one Whitehaven, and likewise a part of a tract called Friendship, petitioned before Thomas Beatty and his associates to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds ofthe aforesaid tract. Issued 25 day of June 1764, by John Darnall.
      Deposition of Col. George Beall aged about 70 years, relating to beginning tree, now a heap of stones, of land called Philip and Jacob also the beginning of a tract of land called Whitehaven, sayeth that. Capt. James Edmonston took up a tract called Amsterdam, that he this deponent was present and heard the said Edmonston say that here was the beginning, meaning the heap ofstones, of White Haven and Philip and Jacob, and that he the said Edmonston, made his beginning for Amsterdam at the said heap of stones. Further says that he believes and understood that Friendship has a reference to Philip and Jacob and Whitehaven, and that he has no land situated with any of the tracts. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Captain George Beall, aged about 30 years, says the beginning tree, now a heap of stones, of a tract called Philip and Jacob and also of a tract called White Haven, sayeth that his father about 15 years ago told him that the heap of stones was the beginning of the two tracts. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Samuel Magruder, aged about 57 years, says that about 37 or 38 years ago, the aforesaid land then in the possession of one Powell, and that the said beginning was proved by Charles Beall and John Flint Senr., this deponent being on that occasion one of the juryman, and says further that a white oak stump with two large stones set against it standing near the bank ofthe River Potowmack, and near to the mouth of Rock Creek is the stump ofthe tree which was the beginning tree ofthe aforesaid tract ofland then in the possession of one Powell, and it was then taken up by one John Evans, but this deponent does not remember to have heard the name ofthe land. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Samuel Magruder the third, aged about 57 years relating to the beginning of a tract of land, says that he was informed 37 or 38 years ago that the beginning tree was standing near the end of the first line of Evan's Land.
      Deposition of Col. George Beall aged 70 years. That about 30 years ago, he was in company with John Flint, who showed him a hickory for the beginning tree of Friendship, and that a locust post now fixed in the ground is in the very spot where the hickory stood, near the main road from George Town to Frederick Town, in the very place where Charles Beall showed him this deponent about 45 years ago, and that said was a tree of Addison's land called Friendship.
      Deposition of Captain George Beall, identifies locust post, let down by Mr. John Murdock, which is fixed in place where this deponents
      father showed him was the beginning place of Friendship; and he was showed the same place by Mr. William Dent afterwards. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of Ninian Tannahill, Senior, aged about 73 years, relating to a tract called Friendship, which he understood was taken up by Mr. Stoddart and Mr. Thomas Addison, says that a split rock standing to the south westward about 100 yards from Thomas Grave's plantation was showed to him about 37 years ago by John Allison to be the end of said land. 5 August 1765.
      Deposition of John Dowden Senr., about 64 years, being first sworn, relating to a boundary of a tract ofland called "Friendship," which was taken up by Mr. Stoddart and Thomas Addison, that a split rock standing about 300 years from Thomas Grave's plantation was shown to him by both George Beall and John Allison Senior to be the corner ofthe tract of land called friendship. 5 August 1765.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 492. Apr 29, 1780 from George Beall (eldest son and heir at law of Colo George Beall, lately decd) of M, to Thomas Beall, his youngest brother, of M. Whereas the sd Colo George Beall, father of the parties afd, by his will dated Mar 15, 1780 (which will has been proved and recorded in the Office of the Register of Wills for M), has bequeathed all his, sd Colo George Beall's lots in George Town, and all that tract of land called Conjurors Disappointment, unto the sd Thomas Beall, his son, all which lots and tract of land were then the property of the sd Colo George Beall, now decd. And whereas it is not mentioned in the afd devise in sd will that the sd lots and tract of land shall descend to the heirs and assigns of the sd Thomas Beall, whereby doubts have arisen whether he, sd Thomas Beall, can claim any more than an estate therein during his own natural life. Therefore this present deed witnesses that the sd George Beall, for the natural love he has for his brother Thomas Beall, and to remove all doubts and prevent all disputes which might hereafter arise concerning the devise afd, and for 5 shillings, he confirms to sd Thomas Beall all his, George Beall's, estate that he has or that he or his heirs may hereafter have as heir or heirs at law of the afd George Beall decd, to all the sd lots in George Town and the tract of land called Conjurors Disappointment, as mentioned in sd will. Signed - George Beall. Wit - Charles Jones*, Richard Thompson*. Anna, the wife of the sd George Beall, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned lots and tract of land. Recorded May 9, 1780.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 503. Apr 29, 1780 from Thomas Beall (son of George) of M, to George Beall, his brother (eldest son and heir at law of Colo George Beall lately decd) of M. Whereas sd George Beall, father of the parties afd, by his will dated Mar 15, 1780 (which will was proved and recorded in the Office of the Register of Wills for M), has bequeathed to sd Thomas Beall, his son, part of a tract of land called The Rock of Dumbarton, to be divided by the great branch that leads to the Saw Mill, thence to the Main Road, all that part that lays to the southward, to belong to his sd son, Thomas Beall, from whence doubts have arisen whether that part of the same tract of land which lays on the east side of Rock Cr, and to the southward of the sd Great Branch, is or is not the right and property of the sd Thomas Beall, according to the expression in the afd will. Although he, the sd Thomas Beall, is satisfied that it was not his decd's father's intention that that part of it which lays on the east side of Rock Cr should become his right by the sd devise, therefore this present deed witnesses that the sd Thomas Beall, for the natural love that he has for his sd brother George Beall, and to remove all doubts and prevent all disputes which might hereafter arise about sd devise, and for 5 shillings, he confirms to sd George Beall, all his, sd Thomas Beall's claim to all that part of the afd tract of land called the Rock of Dumbarton, which lays on the east side of Rock Cr as afd, being that part of the sd tract of land whereon the saw and grist mills now stand, the same lying in M, together with sd saw and grist mills, mill houses, dwelling houses, out houses, fences, gardens, orchards, ways, roads, waters, watercourses, and all other conveniences and improvements. Signed - Thos. Beall of Geo. Wit - Charles Jones*, Richard Thompson*. Nancy, the wife of the sd Thomas Beall, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded May 20, 1780.