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

John Courts

Male 1655 - 1703  (48 years)


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  • Name John Courts 
    Born 19 Feb 1654/55  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1702/03  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002470  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father John Courts,   b. 1614, Otley Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1702, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Margaret Robinson,   b. 1620, Otley Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1666, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1645  Otley Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Henley,   b. Between 1659 and 1664, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1704 and 1706, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charity Courts,   b. 4 Oct 1680, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Charles Courts,   b. 1683, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1760, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Henley Courts,   b. 1686, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Courts,   b. 3 Mar 1690/91, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1747/48, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Anne Courts,   b. 29 Aug 1693, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 Sep 1712, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
     6. William Courts,   b. 1695, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Feb 1711/12, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 17 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F01778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Courts of Charles County made his will on 15 March 1702. His legatees were wife Charity, sons Henley, John (III), Charles and William, and daughters Anne and Charity. The children were bequeathed land and wife Charity got personal property. No executor was given. The will was witnessed by Walter Story, Elizabeth Davis and Henry Dell. The date that it was proved does not appear (Liber 11, page 381). However Colonel John Courts died before 03 February 1702/3 when a probate record was made about his estate (Charles County: Probate Records, Inventories, Book 1677-1717, page 143).
      ===
      Courts, John,Chas. Co.,15th March, 1702;
      To son Charles and hrs., 300 A., "Rich Hill," 83 A. (unnamed), 60 A., "Courts' Discovery," 150 A., "Barn Hill," and 60 A. (unnamed) adjoining "Barn Hill," given testator by his father; also personalty including 1 silver tankard marked "I. C."
      To son William and hrs., 200 A., "Wiccocomico Fields" on Wiccocomico R.
      To dau. Charity and hrs., 2 tracts on Potomac R., 1 unnamed and the other "Martin's Freehold," 100 A.
      To wife Charity, personalty.
      Test: Walter Storey, Eliza: Davis, Henry Dell. 11. 381.
      ===
      John Courts, Esq. 33A.59 I CH 32.10.0 Jan 26 1711
      Appraisers: Mr. Edward Chapman, John Speake.
      ===
      Col. John Courts 34.75 A CH 1793.11.2 1491.3.1 Sep 5 1712
      Payments to: widow (unnamed, 1/3rd), Mr. John Rogers who married Anne Courts (daughter).
      Legatees: widow (unnamed), Henry Courts (child), John Courts (child), Charles Courts (child).
      Mentions: Hery Courts (also Henry Courts) (child, dead) and his mother Madam Charity Courts.
      Administrators: Philemon Hemsley and his wife Mary Hemsley. Unadministered by Col. John Contee.
      ===
      Col. John Courts 33A.60 A CH 1459.13.9 160.14.3 Feb 8 1711
      A second inventory was cited in the amount of 32.10.0.
      Received from: Mr. William Hutchison, James Smith, Capt. Thomas Wharton (merchant in London), estate of Col. John Coode of St. Mary's County.
      Mentions: Hannah Wilson, John Rowling, Charity Contee wife of Col. John Contee. Payments to: Jos. Venour, Col. John Addison, William Taylard, James Doughlas, Mr. Thomas Smoot, Col. John Contee per William Dent, Esq.
      Administratrix: Mary Hemsley, wife of Mr. Phil. Hemsley. Unadministered by Col. John Contee.
      ===
      Col. John Courts 34.210 A CH 1817.11.2 1764.11.0 Jul 27 1713
      Mentions: John Rogers who married Anne Courts (daughter), John Courts (son), William Courts (son).
      Administrators: Mr. Philemon Hemsley and his wife Mary Hemsley. Unadministered by Col. John Contee (dead).
      ===
      Depositions of Philip Lynes, Francis Searson, John Frasier (Clerk Rector of Port Tobacco Parish), Col. James Smallwood, Eliza: Berry, spinster, aged 30 yrs., Alex Contee, gent., aged 17 yrs., John Courts, gent., aged 17 yrs., John Warren, aged 21 yrs. 12. 276.
      ===
      John Courts, son of John and Margaret married Charity Henley, dau. of
      Robert and Sarah Henley. John Courts (jr.)was b. 2/16/1655 in Charles Co. and died
      there in 1702 (the same year as his father). Charity then married Col. John Contee.
      ===
      As a cousin or nephew of Thomas Coates, Gilbert Clarke was probably a relative of Colonel John Courts (Coates), it could account for the seeming familiarity of Colonel Courts with the property of George Scrogin when he made an inventory of it on 20 August 1700 (SCROGIN SCROGGIN SCROGGINS).
      ===
      Acts of the General Assembly Hitherto Unprinted 1694-1698, 1711-1729
      Acts of Oct. 1712, ch. 21
      An Act to Confirme the last Will and Testamt of John Courts late of Charles County Esqr deced.
      Whereas it is Represented to this prsent Generall Assembly That in the last Will and Testamt of John Courts late of Charles County Esqr deced Recorded in the prrogative Office of this province there are some Entire Clauses left out and the probate of the same Will Omitted to be Recorded and the Originall Will lost by means whereof the severall Bequests of the said John Courts to his Children are become Voyd And for that it appeares to this prsent Generall Assembly That the following is a true Coppy of the last Will and Testamt of the said John Courts (Viz) In the Name of God Amen the Fifteenth day of March in the Yeare of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Two I John Courts of Charles County being of perfect health of Body and of sound mind and Memory and Calling to mind the
      Uncertainty of this Life and that all mankind must die when it shall please God to Call doe make and Ordaine this my last Will Testamt in manner following revokeing and hereby makeing void All former Wills and Testamts either by Word or Writeing First I
      Give my soul unto the hands of Allmighty God That Gave it, Relying on the death and passion Meritts and Mediacon of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ for pardon of all my Sins and Eternall Life Secondly It is my will That all such debts As I owe to any person in right and Conscience be Justly Satisfied in Convenient Time after my decease
      Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Charity Courts Ten negroes namely Goose, George, Buckler, Mareeah, Jenny, Bess, Gundo, Cat, Sue, Duck to her and her Heires and Assignes forever

      Item to my son John Courts I Give & Bequeath A Tract of Land lyeing on the East side of Puttuxon River Called Chance in Calvert County Containing One Hundred and Seven Acres or thereabouts to him the sd John Courts and the Heire of his body lawfully begotten
      And in want of such Heires to my son Henly Courts and the Heires of his body lawfully begotten for ever. And in want of such Heires to my sonn Charles Courts and the Heires of his body lawfully begotten forever, And in want of such Heires to my sonn William
      Courts & the Heires of his body lawfully begotten forever, And in Want of such Heires to my Two daughters Anne Courts and Charity Courts and their Heires forever Equally to be divided between them
      Item To my sonn John Courts I Give and bequeath Five negroes namely Bob James Jack Mullatto Nan Hanno with their future Encrease to him the sd John Courts his Heires and Assignes forever As alsoe One Silver punch bowle Marked R S H and one dozen of
      silver spoons I. C. C and my silver hilted Rapier and best sadle with Pistolls and Holsterd thereunto belonging Six Cows & Calves Ten Ews and a Ram One good feather Bed & Furniture to him the said John Courts his Heires & Assignes forever Six Sows and a Boare
      to him the sd John Courts to him his Heires forever,
      Item to my son Henly Courts I Give and Bequeath One Tract or parcell of Land lyeing in Prince George's County Containing five Hundred Acres lyeing At the head of Mattawoman Creek Called Crouchs Gift to him the sd Henly Courts and the Heires of his body lawfully begotten forever. And on failure of such Heires to the right Heire of me the sd John Courts forever As alsoe to the sd Henly Courts I Give and Bequeath four Negroes namely Sambo, Tom, Alice, Moll with their future Encrease And alsoe five Cows and Calves with them Eight Ews and Lambs with them And Six Sows and a Boare. One Silver Flaggon marked R H One good feather Bed & Furniture to him the said Henly Courts his Heires and Assignes Item to my Son Charles I Give and Bequeath a Tract of Land in Charles County called Rich
      hill Containing Three Hundred Acres together with One other parcell of Land Adjacent to the same Containing Eighty Three Acres together with One other parcell of Land Adjacent to the other Two Called Courts discovery Containing Sixtv Acres, As alsoe One other parcell of Land Adjacent to the others Called Barns hill Containing One Hundred and fifty Acres As alsoe One other parcell of Land Adjoyning to the sd Barn hill given me by my Father John
      Courts Containing Sixty Acres the Severall parcells of Land aforesaid to the sd Charles Courts and his Heires of his body lawfully begotten forever And on failure of such Heires to the right Heires ot me the sd John Courts forever,
      Item I Give to my sonn Charles Courts and Bequeath Foure Negroes namely Agabath, Peter, Nell & Pegg with their future Encrease alsoe Five Cows and Calves Eight
      Ewes and Lambs with them One Silver Tankerd marked I C Six Sows and a Boare and One good feather Bed and Furniture to him the said Charles Courts his Heires and Assignes forever Item to my son William Courts I Give & Bequeath A Tract of Land lyeing in
      Charles County on Wicocomico River Called Wicocomico Fields Containing by Estimacon Two Hundred Acres to the sd William Courts and his Heires lawfully of his body begotten forever, And on failure of such Heires to the right Heires of me John Courts forever, And
      alsoe Ten pounds sterling to buy him the sd William a Silver Tankard And alsoe four Negroes namely black Jack Georges son Swann Nanny and dido with their future Encrease and alsoe Five Cows & Calves Eight Ewes and Lambs with them Six Sows and a Boare and One good Feather Bedd and Furniture to him the sd William Courts his Heires and Assignes forever, Item to my daughter Anne Courts I Give and Bequeath a parcell of Land lyeing in Prince George's County near the first falls of Potomack River on Rock Creek
      Branches Containing Seven Hundred Acres Called Clean Drink to her the sd Anne Courts and the Heires of her body lawfully begotten forever, And on failure of such Heires to the right Heire of me the sd John Courts forever, Alsoe Two negroes namely Loney & Pegg
      with her future Encrease alsoe four Cowes and Calves six Ewes and Lambs with them Six Sowes and a Boare And Seven pounds Sterl to buy her the sd Anne Courts a Silver Tankerd And One good Feather Bed and Furniture to her the sd Anne Courts her Heires and Assignes forever, Item to my Daughter Charity Courts I Give Two Tracts of Land or parcells One of them lyeing upon Potomack River Called Martins Freehold Containing One Hundred and Fifty acres, the other parcell lyeing Adjacent to Zachaia Mannor Called Hargages Hope Containing One Hundred Acres to her & her Heires of her body lawfully begotten forever, And on failure of such Heires to the right Heires of me John Courts forever, Alsoe One
      Negroe named Agoe & her Encrease and Thirty pounds sterling to buy her the sd Charity Courts a Negroe with, alsoe seven pounds sterf, to buy a Silver Tankerd for the sd Charity Courts alsoe four Cowes and Calves Six Ewes, and Lambs with them Six Sowes and a
      boare and One good feather Bed and furniture to her the sd Charity her Heires and Assignes forever, Item my Will is that the remaining part of my Cleare Estate be disposed of As followeth That is to say One Third part thereof to my sd Wife Charity Courts the other Two Third parts to be equally divided among my six Children As aforesd
      Item I doe further will and Ordain that the severall devises and Legacys above devised and Bequeathed to my sd Children shall be paid and delivered to them by my Executrix hereafter named At the respective Ages following (that is to say) my sons at their Arrivall
      At Twenty Yeares of Age and my daughters at the Ages of Sixteen yeares or their respective days of Marriage which shall first happen, And to the End that mutuall Interchange of Paternall Care and dutifull Affeccon may be prserved between my Wife & Children I will & Ordaine that while my Wife remaines Sole and unmarryed she may retaine in her hands and to her Use the Educacon of my Children my whole personall Estate dureing her naturall Life although my said Children All or any of them arrive to their respective Ages for receiveing their porcons as aforesd Referring it to her discreccon Either to Retain their severall porcons in her hands during her naturall Life or to deliver them or either of them what part thereof as she shall think fitt accordingly As they shall respectively approve themselves to and deserve of her, To which purpose I Constitute my Wife Charity Courts whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt dureing her Widdowhood and noe longer and upon the Marriage or death of my sd Wife I will & Ordaine the Execucon of this my Will and Testamt As followeth (Viz) If upon such death or Marriage any of my sons are Arrived to the age of Twenty Yeares the Eldest of them I then Constitute Executor of this my Will to take into his hands and possession his own his
      Brothers and Sisters Estates such Executor being Content with a reasonable Satisfaccon As the Judge in Testamentary Affaires shall Allow him without diminishing any part of my said Childrens porcons, But if shall so happen That none of my said Children shall
      be Arrived at that Age at the death or Marriage of my said Wife Then I Ordaine & deposite the same Charge Trust and Confidence in my Brother in Law Mr James Keech till some of my said Children shall Arrive to that Age ; And if the said James Keech should be dead
      at the Time of such Things happening And none of my Children At the Age aforesd If his sonn James Keech Junior be then liveing, I deposite the same Trust and Confidence in him the sd James Keech Junior for my said Children untill some of them shall Arrive unto the Age aforesd under the same Condiccon and Termes aforesd Provided always and it is my Intent and Meaning whosoever shall have Execucon of this Will and Testamt As above Expressed doe give good Security to performe the same according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this day and yeare first Written John Courts signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us Walter Story Elizabeth A Davis her mark Henry P Dell, It is therefore prayed that an Act may pass for the Reliefe of the sd John Courts his Children in Confirming his last Will and Testamt which is thought reasonable to be Granted.
      Be it therefore Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majty by and with the Advice and Consent of her Majtys Presidt Councill and Assembly of this Province and the Authority of the same That the said Will in this Act Recyted shall be at all Times hereafter Reputed
      deemed and Taken for the true and reall last will and Testamt of the said John Courts Esqr And that the same and Every Clause and Article thereof be in full force strength and Effect to all Intents Construccons and purposes whatsoever And that the Severall Legatees and devisees therein menconed and their Heires Execrs and Admrs & every of them shall be fully Impowered by Vertue of this Act to Ask demand Recover and Receive All and every the Legacyes Bequests and devises therein Menconed and Expressed in such
      Manner and forme As is in the said recited Will menconed and prscribed any Law Statute Usage or Custome to the Contrary or defect of Recording the said Originall Will and the Probate thereof in the prrogative Office of this Province or any other defect whatsoever notwithstanding.

      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Courts, John, s/o John and Margarett Courts, b. 19 Feb 1655

      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Courtes, Anne, d/o John and Charity Courtes of Pickawaxon, b. 29 Aug 1693
      Courts, Charity, d/o John and Charity Courts of Pickawaxon, b. 4 Oct 1680
      Courts, John, s/o John and Charity Courts Of Pickawaxon, b. 3 Mar 1691

      ===
      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).
      ===
      William Ward 8.390 I CH 144,8,0 May 27 1685
      Appraisers: John Court, John Possev,

      ===appears to be a relation to Jane & Nicholas Buttum of Calvert co.
      Buttrune, William, Chas. County, 3rd June, 1692; 16th Dec., 1692.
      To kinswoman Charity Courts and hrs., 400 A. on Patuxent R. in Calvert County, with which testator is possessed in right of his father.
      Ex. not given.
      Test: Randolph Brandt, Mary Towers, Jeffery Cole, Retornd Cannon. 6. 66,
      ===
      William Hensey 9.44 A CH 64.0.2 #9876 Jul 9 1686
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #12802.
      Legatees: John Courtes, Robert Powell, Susanna Abbott, Mary Harris, Richard Smith, Anne Browne.
      Payments to: Henry Taner, Mr. Robert Doyne, Robert Powell, John Courtese Dr. James Kingsberry as by receipt of Charles Shepherd, George Scroggin, Mr. Thomas Hussey, Cleborne Lomax, James Cullin, Phillip Lynes.
      Administratrix: Barbary Chapman, now wife of John Gorly.
      ===
      Thomas & Mary Harriss 9.192 I CH 173.17.4 Nov 23 1686
      Appraisers: John Corts (also John Courts), Ralph Smith.
      ===
      Vernon L. Skinner, comp., Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1688-1698 (1992), p. 58.

      James Turner 15.67 A 108.14.9 55.8.9 Apr 29 1697
      * A second inventory was cited in the amount of 14.4.7. Also cited as part of the inventory was #1900, which is equivalent to 7.18.4.
      * Payments to: Capt. John Bayne, William Stone, John Benfeild, Col. John Courts, George Scrogen, Mr. Boulton, Randolph Brandt, Ralph Smith, George Sutton, Phillip Briscoe, Capt. Paull Bickford.
      * Administrator: Joseph Willson (brother-in-law).
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 296-58: BARNES HILL : 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Contee, John : Surveyed 22 June 1663 for John Courts adjoining to his own land at the head of Wicomico River: Other notes - 150 Acres Charles Court Sr.. from Chares Court Jr., 1 Sept 1748, noted as Col John Contee,
      ===
      Col. Humphry Warren 10.371 1 CH 552.4.0 Jul 18 1695 Jul 29 1695
      Servants mentioned: Timothy Muhany.
      Appraisers: John Courts, Jr., John Wilder.
      Approvers: John Gooden, Richard Morris, Thomas Whichaley.
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 256 - 257
      John Courts enters this deed: I, John Nevill, planter, grant John Courts, Jr. (son of John Courts, Sr.), planter, a black heifer aged about 2 years; to Elisabeth Court, sister of John Court, Jr., if he should die before he come of age; to John Court, Sr., father of John and Elisabeth, if both should die; /s/ John Nevill (mark); wit. William Price, Meverell Hulse
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 242
      20 Dec 1679; Indenture from John Fanning, Gent., to Nathaniel Veren; for 14,400# tobacco; a parcel called Woodberrie; on the north side of Potomac; containing 300 acres; /s/ John Fanning; wit. John Courte, Jr., Henry Bonner, John Harvey
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber K, Page 128
      13 Mar 1682/3; Deed of gift from John Courte, Sr., to John Courte, Jr.; a parcel of land called Barnehill; containing 150 acres; /s/ John Courte; wit. Robert Henley, Rando. Brandt, Jno. Francis (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber R, Page 281;
      9 Nov 1691; Indenture from John Bayne of St. Mary's Co. to his daughter Anne Bayne; for fatherly love; half a parcel called Locust Thickett; containing 1,060 acres; /s/ Jon. Bayne; wit. Jo. Courts, Jr., Thos. Whichaley
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 217
      9 Feb 1710; Recorded at the request of Elizabeth Keech:
      9 Feb 1710/11; Recorded by Elizabeth Keech; John Contee, merchant, Philip Hoskins, Esq., and Philip Lynes, Esq., bind themselves in the amount of 2,000 to James Keech; cond. of obligation regarding the late Col. John Courts' will, Charity Courts, relict and ex. during widowhood; if she remarry, oldest of his sons at age 20 should take over his brothers and sisters' portions; or if minor James Keech, Esq. to take charge of children's estate; afterwards John Contee m. Charity Courts and none of the children to age 20, James Keech turns over estate to John Contee & Charity; mentions Anne Courts brought up by James Keech and Elizabeth his wife; /s/ John Contee, Phill. Hoskins, Philip Lynes; wit. William Dent, Phill. Lloyd
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 221.
      At the request of Charles Courts Jr, the following bond was recorded on Mar 27, 1747[/8].
      We, Charles Courts sr of CC and Richard Marshall of CC, planters, we bind ourselves to Charles Courts Jr of CC, in the sum of 500 sterling this Jan 16, 1747[/8]. John Courts, late of CC, deceased, by his will dated Mar 15, 1702[/3), devised in fee tail, to his son Charles Courts, the 2 tracts hereafter mentioned, viz, a tract called Rich Hill, quantity 300 acres, and another tract called Thomas' Addition, quantity 83 acres adjacent to Rich Hill, lying in CC. If the above bound Charles Courts shall give to Charles Courts Jr a quiet and peaceable possession of the afd 2 tracts, and does not reenter the land unless sd Charles Courts Jr dies without issue, then this bond shall be void. Signed - Charles Courts, Richard Marshall. Wit - Robt Yates, Saml Marshall.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 329-192: RICH HILL: 600 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Contee, John Col: 300 Acres - Lomax, Ralph: Surveyed (when the record sayth not) patent 19 April 1666 in the name of Hugh Thomas lying on the West side of the main fresh run at the head of Wicomico River at a bound oak by the run side.: Conveyance notes - 300 Acres - Mary Contee from Ralph Lomax; 3 March 1710, 300 Acres - Gustavus Brown from Philemon Hemsley; 2 Nov 1714,Alexander Smith Hawkins from Charles Courts; 25 Sept 1727,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 327-178: THOMAS ADDITION: 83 acres; Possession of - 83 Acres - Contee, John Col: Surveyed 13 July 1674 for Hugh Thomas at a bound pockhiccory a bound tree of the land called RICH HILL binding upon the said land.: Other Tracts Mentioned: RICH HILL; ; ; Conveyance notes - Alexander Smith Hawkins from Charles Courts; 25 Sept 1727
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 329-191: COURTS DISCOVERY: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Contee, John Col: Surveyed 15 March 1682 for John Courts Jr. at the Northernmost bound tree of the land formerly surveyed to John Courts Sr. on the East side a fresh run.: Conveyance notes - 60 Acres - Charles Courts Sr. from Charles Courts Jr.; 1 Sept 1748, ,, , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 296-58: BARNES HILL : 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Contee, John : Surveyed 22 June 1663 for John Courts adjoining to his own land at the head of Wicomico River: Conveyance notes - 150 Acres Charles Court Sr.. from Chares Court Jr., 1 Sept 1748, noted as Col John Contee,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 346-21: MARTINS FREEHOLD: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Contee, John Col: : : : : : : Surveyed 13 Sept 1664 for John Martin on the East side Piscataway River near the land of George Rapier. This land Patent in the name of John Courts.: Other Tracts Mentioned: GIVERS; ; ;
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 285-16: WICOMICO FIELDS: 500 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Contee, John : 200 Acres - O'Caine, Gerrard : 100 Acres - Warren, John: Surveyed 7 April 1666 for Thomas Smoote on the West side. this land was first taken up by Thomas Gerrard. Resurveyed by Smoote.: Other notes - Included in Resurvey of WICCOCOMICO FIELDS, folio 444,

      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 444-464: WICOMICO FIELDS: 585 acres; Possession of - 585 Acres - Maddox, Notley; Courts, John; Groves, John; Penn, John: Originally so called, Notley Maddox, John Courts, John Groves, John Penn, 17 Feb 1741, beginning at a forked locust post now set up at the root of an ancient bounded oak, the beginning tree of the HILLS, patented to Notley Warren, John Courts, Lydia O'Caine, and Edward Smoote., 10 Sept 1744.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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