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

William Marbury

Male 1718 - 1791  (73 years)


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  • Name William Marbury 
    Born 24 Feb 1717/18  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1791  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002310  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Francis Marbury,   b. 1660,   d. 22 Jan 1734/35, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Frances Heard,   b. Abt 1681, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1714  St. John's Church, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Marlow,   b. 22 Jul 1719, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1792, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Bef Mar 1737/38  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Marbury,   b. 15 Dec 1738, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Marbury,   b. 9 Oct 1742, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     3. Joseph Marbury,   b. 22 Nov 1744, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     4. Francis Heard Marbury,   b. 3 Jan 1746/47, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1792, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. William Marbury,   b. 6 Dec 1748, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1762, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 13 years)
     6. Eleanor Marbury,   b. Abt 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     7. Martha Marbury,   b. 16 Jul 1752, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     8. Henry Marbury,   b. 3 Mar 1753, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1803, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     9. Susannah Marbury,   b. 4 Apr 1757, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     10. Sarah Marbury,   b. 18 Jun 1760, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     11. William Marbury,   b. 7 Nov 1762, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1815, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801,{Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 23.
      William Marbury's Will,
      I, William Marbury of CC, am sick and weak of body, but sound memory;
      To my wife Martha Marbury - 3 Negroes, viz, woman Beck, woman Rachel, boy James; also all moveable estate.
      To daughter, Sarah Marbury, one Negro girl named Aminta.
      Executors: my wife Martha Marbury and my son Joseph Marbury.
      Signed Nov 25, 1789 William Marbury
      Wit - James Edelin, Horatio Middleton
      Probated on Mar 21, 1791 by Major Joseph Marbury and witnesses Horatio Middleton and James Edelen oath that they saw the testator William Marbury Sr. publish, pronounce, and declare the Will.
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      HUMPHREY, HENRY,, Prince George's Co. 30 Jan. 1760 28 Nov. 1760
      To wife, an equal pt. with her 7 children; that Is to say 1/8 pt. of moveable estate.
      To son Henry, 100 A, land adjoining plantation whereon I live.
      To son John, 100 A., which I bought of Thomas Tenaly.
      To son Thomas Talburt, 50 lbs, currency to buy land.
      Daus: Eleaner, Sarah Ann, Elizabeth, Deborah,
      Extx: Wife,
      Wit: William Marbury, Jno. Marlow, Mathew Smallwood.
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      YOUNG, JAMES, Prince George's Co. 11 Jun, 1747-48
      14 May, 1757
      28 May, 1757
      Children, Elizabeth Foard, James Young, Jr.
      Ex: James Young, Jr.
      Wit: William, Luke and Elizabeth Marbury. 30.319
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      Mr. William Hawkins 48.231 PG 230.9.2 Jan 2 1752 Mar 9 1752
      Appraisers: William Marbury Benjamin Musgrove.
      Creditors: J. Lawrence for d. Trafford, Es q., Thomas Dyar.
      Next of kin: John Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins.
      Administrator: James Hawkins.
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      Thomas Adkey 73.56 PG 356,17.3 Feb 23 1760 Feb 4 1761
      Appraisers: Francis King, William Marbury.
      Mentions: Eleanor Potter.
      Executor: Thomas Adkey Sullivan (surviving executor).
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      John Hannan 6.160 D CH 53.0.11 May 20 1772
      Sureties: George Hargrave, Henry Acton, Jr.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Administratrix: Grace Smallwood, wife of Mr. William Marbury Smallwood.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000072/html/am72--324.html
      URL title: Volume 72, Page 324
      Note:
      324 "Journal of the Council"

      Present Mr Kilty

      Mr Ridgely
      Mr Davidson
      Mr Pinkney

      Resolved that Captain William Marbury be and he is hereby appointed to exchange liquidated State Certificates now in Possession of the Treasurer, for Certificates subscribeable [sic] to the loan of the United States, and in the hands of individuals: And in such exchanges, the said William Marbury may make such allowance for any difference of interest [p. 208] between the Certificates he receives and those he gives in return as he may think right and proper.

      Resolved that the said William Marbury shall keep a fair account of all Certificates he so exchanges and present a full Statement thereof before the 5th of March next.

      Resolved that the said William Marbury proceed to Baltimore and other parts of the State where he may think it probable such subscribeable [sic] Certificates may be procured. And the Board will make him reasonable compensation for his trouble.

      Monday 18th. February 1793
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      Folio 9 NATHANIEL NEWTON
      "being infirm in Body .. .
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Joseph N. Chiswell --nephew (son of sister Sarah Chiswell)
      -to have the sum of 170 pounds and his bond for 130 pounds
      2. Anne Chiswell --niece
      Sarah Chiswell --niece {children of sister Sarah Chiswell
      Margaret Chiswell --niece
      Rebecca Chiswell --niece
      Elizabeth Chiswell --niece
      -to have the sum of 300 pounds
      2. William Brewer --nephew (son of sister Rebecca Brewer)
      -to have the sum of 300 pounds and his bond of 100 pounds
      3. Susannah Brewer --sister
      -to have the sum of 200 pounds
      4. Joseph Brewer --nephew
      Anne Brewer --niece (children of sister Susannah
      Mary Brewer --niece
      -Joseph to have the sum of 400 pounds, Anne to have the sum of 200 pounds and Mary to have the sum 200 pounds
      -Mary to have Negro girl "Dice" now in her possession
      5. Joseph Newton Burch --nephew
      -to have all the testator's right, title and interest in a mortgage from his father Jonathan Burch and also to have 10 acres of land so as to include his dwelling house
      6. Margaret Newton --daughter
      -to have all the remainder of the testator's lands not already given and also all of household goods, and plate, etc. and also 2000 pounds and also Negroes:
      Then came: William Marbury and made oath that he was acquainted with the hand writing of the said Nathaniel Newton and swore that the above purported to be the last will and testament of Nathaniel Newton is in the hand writing of the said Nathaniel Newton
      Then came: William Marshall and swore that the within will and 2 annexed wills were found by him in the desk of the said Nathaniel Newton and swore that they were the only papers that have since the death of the said Newton to be a disposition of his estate
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 114. At the request of Luke Marbury the following Deed was recorded April 27, 1753
      Indenture made April 24, 1753; William Marbury in consideration of 12,000 pounds of tobacco paid by Luke Marbury has sold part of a tract called "Apple Hill" containing 80 acres and beginning at the mouth of Rogers Branch and where it falls into the School House Branch running to a dividing line between Tabitha Deacon's {Deakins} and William Marbury and then running to a dividing line between Luke Marbury and William Marbury. Signed William Marbury in the presence of Thomas Brooke, Giles Hawkins and acknowledged before John Hawkins, Jr., George Fraser and at the same time Martha Marbury wife of William Marbury relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 234. At the request of John Marlow the following Land Commission was recorded abt June 24, 1762
      Memorandum that on the special petition of John Marlow preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in November in the 10th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid. In these words following, Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore vizt; to Messrs Francis King, Jonathan Burch, John Wynn and John Goddart of PGCo Gentleman, whereas John Marlow, is seized of a tract called "Wheelers Hope" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness Francis Waring, Gentleman, December 4, 1760. Issued December 4, 1760, Joseph Sim, Clk
      By virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of "Wheelers Hope" we hereby give notice that we intend to meet at the lands on Monday, February 2th next. Witness our hands and seals this January 10, 1761, John Wynn, John Goddart
      Being now on the north side of Piscattaway Branch on a stony bank at the mouth of a lane between James Hilton and John Barker we took the following depositions
      Mr. Ralph Marlow aged 69 years or thereabouts the deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was present with Mr. Thomas Marshall, George Noble, Francis Marbury, Henry Massey and James Wheeler at or near the place where he now stands and that he heard Mr. Thomas Marshall declare that there or thereabouts stood the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" and at the same time heard Mr. Francis Marbury declare that Mr. John Middleton showed him the aforesaid place to be the beginning of "Wheelers Hope" and further this deponent saith not.
      Thomas Middleton aged 52 or thereabouts deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago Mr. Thomas Marshall called at this deponents house who lived then about a half a mile below the place where this deponent now stands and asked if he would come to the aforesaid place which he did and heard Mr. Francis Marbury declare that there or thereabouts to the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" as he the said Marbury had informed by Mr. John Middleton and that he this deponent and Henry Massey sign the aforesaid deposition which is taken before Mr. George Noble and that he this deponent was showed the aforesaid place to be the beginning of "Wheelers Hope" by this deponents father both before and afterwards and further this deponent saith not.
      Nathaniel Hatton aged 37 or thereabouts saith that about 3 or 4 months ago he heard Thomas Middleton say he was present when Mr. George Noble, took Francis Marbury's disposition concerning a bound tree of "Wheelers Hope" the said Middleton did not think he should, unless Mr. Marlow would pay him for it and further this deponent saith not
      William Marbury aged 43 or thereabouts deposes that 10 years ago Mr. Ralph Marlow had a commission to prove the bounds of "Wheelers Hope" and at or near the place he now stands Mr. Thomas Marshall showed a deposition that he said was a deposition of Mr. Francis Marbury's and he saw the said Marbury sworn before George Noble and that the said Marbury declare that there or thereabouts where this deponent now stands stood the beginning tree of "Wheelers Hope" as he the said Marbury had been shown by Mr. Thomas Middleton and further this deponent saith not.
      Being on the east side of Butler's Quarter Branch near which James Farrils [sic Farrell] Spring Branch falls therein we took the following depositions
      Ralph Marlow aged before deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was with John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury when the said Middleton and Mulberry ran a course from a bound red oak tree near where Mr. John Marlow lives and where since has been placed a Mulberry post near the stump where he now stands but then was a standing white oak tree and that to the best of his knowledge the said John Middleton and Thomas Middleton deemed the said white oak tree to be the 5th tree of "Wheelers Hope" and from thence they run a course to a bound white oak deemed to be the beginning tree of "Long Point"and further this deponent saith not
      Thomas Middleton aged before deposes that 30 or 40 years ago he was with John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury at the running of the line from the red oak aforesaid and that they run to or near the stump where he now has his hand on but there was a standing white oak tree and that he heard the said Middleton and Mulberry say the aforesaid white oak was the 5th bound tree of "Wheelers Hope" and from thence they run a course to the beginning tree of Long Point.
      Being now on the north hill side and a bounded white oak standing on the north side of the main road that leads from upper Marlborough to Piscataway we took the following depositions
      Leonard Wheeler aged 70 or thereabouts saith that about 45 years ago he was going up the aforesaid Road when he saw Mr. Hick{ford} Leman, Thomas Middleton and John Hawkins standing at the aforesaid white oak where he now has his hand on and he asked the reason of them standing around the tree and they answered that they had been running a line of land from a branch and the said tree was the tree of Middleton's land and further this deponent saith not
      James Farrell aged 45 or thereabouts deposes that about 7 or 8 years ago he was told by his brother Charles Farrell that Thomas Edlin son that Richard Edlin told the said Charles Farrell that he would lead him into the secret upon which they went to a bound hickory the 1st bound tree of Butler's land and from that's to a bound red oak the 2nd bound tree of the aforesaid land and from thence to a bound white oak standing near Mrs. Sarah Clavars, the 3rd bound tree of the aforesaid land and from thence to a stump standing in a valley between the aforesaid Farrell's and Edward Day {Dyer} cornfields and from thence they came to a bounded white oak tree where now this deponent has his hand upon and the aforesaid Edlin told him that it was the 5th bounded tree but he forgot what land and this deponent further declares that about 14 or 15 years ago this deponent was with Mr. William Luckett at the above bound red oak and from thence they went to the above bound white oak and from thence to a bound white oak where now this deponent has his hand upon and that Luckett told him that to the north was "Appledore" but to the south was "Wheelers Hope" and further this deponent saith not
      Thomas Middleton aged as before deposes that between 30 and 40 years ago he was with Mr. John Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Francis Marbury on a dispute of their lands and that the said Middleton's and Marbury run a course from the 5th line before described by this deponent to the bounded white oak where he now has his hand on and that the said Middleton and Marbury told him that the aforesaid white oak was the beginning tree of Long Point and in a line tree of "Wheelers Hope"and "Appledore" and that the said Middleton cut 3 or 4 notches on the north side of the tree to make it plain as the notches which were made before were worn out and further this deponent saith not. John Wynn, John Goddart, Francis King