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

Philip Key

Male 1697 - 1764  (67 years)


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  • Name Philip Key 
    Born 21 Mar 1696/97  St. Paul's Covent Garden, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1764  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002846  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Family Key 
    Family ID F02153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Gardiner,   b. 1705, Warburton Manor, Piscataway, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Dec 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married 1724  Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Ward Key,   b. 1724, Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1765, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Philip Barton Key,   b. 1725, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1756, Chestertown, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Francis Key,   b. 1728, Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1770, Charles Town, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. John Dr. Key,   b. 1730, Bushwood Lodge, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. Edmund Key,   b. 1733, Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1766, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. Thomas Key,   b. 1736, Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     7. Susannah Gardiner Key,   b. 17 May 1742, Hillilee, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1811, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F01749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Theodosia Lawrence,   b. Bef 1710,   d. 24 Apr 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Aft 1742  St. Ann's Parish, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F02152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Philip Key, SMC, son of Richard and Mary Key, born in the Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden, London, 3/21/1696. 3/10/1764-9/1/1764.
      To be buried in the vault at Chaptico Church and the coffin of my late wife to be put upon mine.
      I hereby confirm and establish the marriage agreement I entered into before I was married to my present wife.
      Wife: Use of my dwelling plantation and all the houses thereon except the old and new stone house with each brick chimney which I give to my son Thomas.
      Wife: "Maiden" Bower"; cattle, furniture, and negroes (named); after her death the negroes to be divided among my several children.
      To: The two children of my son John Key (deceased) silverware. If both dead, then to son Francis and if he be dead then to his eldest son. The manor land where John Harring now lives and negroes (named) belong to my wife.
      Eldest son: Richard Ward Key, tract where he now lives and that adjoining to it which I bought from John and Richard Shercliffe; that pt. of "Diniard's" which I bought from Matthew Guibert; pt. of "Finchley" I bought from John Medley Thompson; land in Charles Co. I bought from John Gales, Sr., Joseph Gales, John Gales, Jr., Peter Gales, and Robert Gales, 361 ac. (surname should be Gates); land I bought from George Ward in Charles Co.; my manor land in Charles Co. near Zachia, 300 ac.; a slave called Sam the Smith; my steel seal with my coat of arms; my family pictures drawn in England; and silver utensils. The land I devise by this will to my two grandchildren (children of son John) are to descend to my heirs at law if they die during their minority.
      Grandson: Philip Key, lands at or near Chaptico that I bought from Thomas Scott, Richard Halliwell, and John Halliwell called "Melton's Hope" and that I bought from John Johnson and that I bought from John Mattingly and that I bought from Edward Welsh and to which Matthew Cartwright and John Cartwright released their right and I bought from the same Matthew Cartwright and that I bought from Thomas Melton and that I bought from William Moore and Richard Melton and that I bought from John Bennet Taylor and Charles Gaven. If he dies without issue then to my son, Francis Key.
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, all of tract lately patented by me "Weems", 355 ac. and also that I bought from Thomas Scott where Richard Melton now lives; for want of heirs to her brother Philip. Whereas I have lately entered into an agreement with Thomas Bond who married the widow of my son John Key in relation to the wardship of the same children and since then he has been appointed their guardian. My Executors to have care and guardianship of sd. children.
      Grandson: Philip Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key, use of 4 slaves (named).
      Son: Francis Key, land in Frederick Co. "Epping Forest", 1070 ac.; 1/2 of tract in same co. "Terra Rubia" patented for 2798 ac. and of 50 ac. I bought from Uncle Uncles (sic); family pictures drawn by Mr. Hessellius and that drawn for Mr. Ross.
      Grandson: John Ross Key, slave.
      Grandson: Philip Barton Key, slave.
      To: Elizabeth Scott Key, slave.
      Son: Edmund Key, "Paradise Regained", 530 ac. and "Friendship", 206 ac., both in Frederick Co.
      Son: Thomas Key, after my wife's death or remarriage, the land where I live called "Bushwood Lodge" and that I bought from Mrs. Cole and Thomas and Luke Gardiner and lately from John Gardiner called "Maiden Bower" and to have immediately the tracts called "Addition to Guibert's Chance" which I bought from Matthew Guibert and also immediately to her upon the death of Thomas Coode, "Penryn" which I bought from sd. Coode; the land I bought from Mr. Thomas Perry in SMC and Charles Co.; "Somerfield" I bought from John Mills; land I bought from Sam Willis and from William, John, and James Bailey and from Arat (?) Thompson and from Abraham Wood and from William Cumming and from Dr. Talley and my lot in Leonard Town; the chimney glasses in my dwelling house; lands I bought from Mr. Parry, "Bushwood Lodge", "Penryn", and "Maiden Bower".
      Son: Thomas, 33 negroes (named); pictures; clock and plate; stock.
      Daughter: Susanna Gardiner Bruce, wife of Normand Bruce, the other half of the land "Terra" and that I bought from Uncle Uncles, in all 1424 ac.; chest; plat; harpsichord I bought for her; and goods and money Mr. Bruce has already which will appear in my books.
      Sons: Richard Ward Key and Thomas Key, the water mill at the head of St. Clement's Bay and the land belonging to it.
      Sister-in-law: Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, goods out of my stock of tobacco, wheat, and corn.
      To: Mrs. Gosling, with whom I formerly made an agreement to pay her 2000 lbs. tobacco yearly during her life, having died lately, I am now by the agreement obliged to pay Roger Copsey, the wife he held at the time of my agreement with Mrs. Gosling having died since then, 1000 lbs. crop tobacco each Christmas during his life.
      Friends: Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson, John Ross, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., and Rev. Upton Scott, a gold ring of a guinea price to be sent for to London with inscription. Execs. to collect money due me and divide into 8 equal parts and divided between my eldest son, Richard Ward Key; my daughter, Susanna Gardiner Bruce; grandson, Philip Key; granddaughter, Susanna Gardiner Key; son, Edmund Key; and the other half part to sons Francis and Thomas Key.
      Execs: Sons, Richard Ward Key, Edmund Key, Thomas Key.
      Wit: John Chesley Rogers, James Key, William Goodwin.
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      Philip Key 102.84 SM £3617.19.4 1764 Mar 2 1765
      Appraisers: Samuel Briscoe, John Eden.
      Mentions: Cecilia Bond, Normand Bruce.
      Mentions: A. Tasker, Hors. Sharpe.
      Legatees: Richard Ward Key, Thomas Key, Philip Key (son of John Key), Susannah Key (daughter of John Key).
      Legatees: Mrs. Key (widow), children of John Key, R. W. Key, F: Key, C: Key, Thomas Key, Susannah Bruce, Mrs. Key.
      Executors: Richard Ward Key, Thomas Key (surviving executor on November 16 1769)
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      Philip Key 102.101 SM £1518.18.7 Dec 9 1769
      List of debts.
      Executor: Thomas Key.
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      Philip Key 102.124 SM £1995.10.10 Dec 9 1769
      List of debts.
      Executor: Thomas Key.
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      Philip Key 103.18 SM £147.10.1 Mar 18 1770
      List of debts.
      Executor: Thomas Key.
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      James Neal 35.238 A SM £219.11.10 £197.16.9 Oct 25 1753
      Payments to: Mr. Philip Key, Mr. Abraham Barnes, John Humphreys paid to Philip Barton Key per Mr. Richard Ward Key, Henry Jernegan, Mr. Meverill Lock, Mr. James Mills, John Eden, William Gerrard Coode, Edward Smoot.
      Administrator: Mr. Robert Yeates (also Robert Yates).
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 459. At the request of Mr. Philip Key of St Mary's County, the following bond was recorded Jan 21, 1728.
      This shall oblige me to convey all that tract of land, being one moiety or half part of Durham, to contain 370 acres, to Daniel Jenifer, when sd Daniel Jenifer shall require the same, to the due performance whereof, the sd John Beale binds himself in the sum of 300 £ sterling money of Great Britain, to the sd Daniel Jenifer. Signed Oct 27, 1726 - John Beale. Wit - Lancelot Pockley, Jno Coulton.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 466. At the request of Philip Key of St Mary's County, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Mar 19, 1728.
      On Oct 27, 1726, it was mutually agreed between Jno Beale of CC, Gent, of the one part, & Dan Jenifer of CC, Chururgeon [surgeon] on the other part, that sd Beale, for a certain consideration then also agreed on, should assign unto sd Daniel Jenifer, a tract of land. The agreement is on the records of CC Court. Sd Daniel Jenifer, by his will, devised sd land to his eldest son, Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer. Now this deed, made Jan 28, 1728 between the afd John Beale of the one part, and the afd Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer on the other part, witnesses that sd Jno Beale, for 50 £ sterling and 15,000 lbs of tobacco, has sold to sd Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer, all that tract of land lying in the county afd, being 1 moiety or half part of Durham, containing 370 acres. Signed - John Beale. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Henry Hawkins*. Johanah Catherine Beale, the wife of sd John, relinquished her right of dower in and to the w--thin mentioned land and premises.
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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 126-127
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ANDREW CROSBIE Merchant in Dumfries for my self and Company have appointed my Trusty and well beloved Friend JOHN CORRIE of Virginia Merchant my lawful! Attorney for me in my name to demand sue for receive and recover all sums of money Tobaccoe and other goods whatsoever belonging or due and payable to me land Company whatsoever in Virginia or MARYLAND in America and particularly (without prejudice to the aforesd generality) to receive from the persons after named the Debts after mentioned due by them to me Vizt. from JAMES THOMPSON in St. Mary's County Maryland 6069 pounds of Tobacco for bond; from MARTHA MASON in St. Marys County 1000 pounds of Tobacco per bill; from Doctor THOMAS McWILLIAM in St. Marys County 5616 pounds of Tobacco per Bond which Bonds and Bill are in the hands of Mr. PHILLIP KEY of St. Marys County Maryland or are in St. Marys County Court aforesd and from MARTHA WEELMAN in St. Marys County 1316 pounds of Tobacco giveing and by these presents granting to my said Attorney full power & authority to use all lawfull means for recovery of the aforesaid Debts allowing whatsoever my sd Attorney shall do in the premises. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal at Dumfries the second day of March in the seventh year of the reign of Lord George the second 1733/4.
      In presence of JAMES CORBETT, Andrew Crosbie
      ROBERT LUND
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIIIth day June MDCCXXXIV
      This Power of Attorney was proved by the oath of Robert Lund one of the Witnesses thereto & admitted to record.

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      Charles County Land Records, Liber O#2 - Page 459.
      Recorded Jul 7, 1740. I, Barbara Allen of CC, for 10,000 lbs tobacco, have sold to Philip Key of St Mary's County, 1 Negro wench named Hannah, 2 feather beds, 3 iron pots, 1 steer, 2 cows, 1 cow calf, 1 cow yearling, 30 hogs, 3 pewter basins, 4 pewter dishes, 9 pewter plates, 1 great chest, 1 large table, 1 lesser table, 1 trunk, 4 chairs, 1 brass kettle, 1 looking glass, 1 young horse, & 1 draught mare. If, however, I, sd Barbara Allen, pay sd Philip Key 10,000 lbs tobacco with interest on Nov 10 next, then this present sale to be void. Signed Jun 30, 1740 - Barbara (W her mark) Allen, Wit - John Cartwright, James Dickson.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 33. At the request of Philip Key, Esq, the following mortgage was recorded on Apr 22, 1745.
      I, John Gates Sr of CC, planter, for 8 shillings sterling & 3716 lbs tobacco, sell to Philip Key of St Mary's County, 3 cows, 1 heifer and 3 yearlings, 11 hogs, 1 horse called Spinx, 1 mare called Floury, 2 feather beds and furniture, & all the tobacco now on the plantation, whether made last year or the year before that, which goods & chattels & tobacco are now in the possession of the sd John Gates. If, however, sd John Gates pays sd Key the money and tobacco afd by next Apr 12, then this bill of sale to be void. Signed - John Gates. Wit - James Dickson, Richd Ward Key.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 114. At the request of Philip Key, the following mortgages was recorded on Aug 21, 1746.
      I, John Eaton of CC, planter, for 5681 lbs tobacco to me paid by Philip Key of St Mary's County, sell to Key 3 cows, 2 yearlings, 2 calves, and 9 sheep, 1 black horse called Tumper, 1 gray horse called Jack, 1 best feather bed and furniture, 3 iron pots, 2 dishes, 6 pewter plates. If, however, I pay Philip Key the afd tobacco with legal interest, then this bill of sale to be void. Signed - John (+ his mark) Eaton. Wit - Joseph Smithson, James Dickson.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 235. At the request of Philip Key, the following mortgage was recorded on Mar 24, 1747[/8].
      I, William Carter of CC, planter, for 15,665 lbs tobacco, have sold to Philip Key of St Mary's County, 3 Negro woman slaves named Hagar, Jane, Sarah, and 1 Negro man named Abraham. If, however, Carter pays Key the tobacco afd with lawful interest, then this bill of sale to be void. Said William Carter further agrees that, for the better securing the payment of the tobacco, he has this day passed his & his son's, Spalding Carter's bond to Key, conditioned for the payment thereof. It is agreed that in consideration that sd William Carter has the use of the 4 Negroes, if at any time before Key shall possess the Negro slaves a slave dies or Carter fails to deliver the slaves when requested, or if the slaves are of less value than the tobacco when they come into the possession of Key, then sd Wm Carter & his son are to remain as liable to the payment of the tobacco and interest, as if this deed had never been made. Signed Mar 16, 1747[/8] - Wm Carter. Wit - James Dickson, Spalding (X his mark) Carter.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 248. At the request of Philip Key, the following deed was recorded on Apr 30, 1743.
      Apr 13, 1748 from George Ward of CC, planter, to Philip Key of St Mary's County, Gent, for 12,000 lbs tobacco, 110 acres in cc, being part of a tract called Wilton, and which part was late in the tenure & occupation of sd George Ward, and which land was lately surveyed on account of this sale, by John Edwards, and is distinct of that one small parcel, also part of Wilton, formerly sold by sd George Ward to Andrew Chunn. Signed - George (GW his mark) Ward. Wit - Jno Winter, Robt Yates. Anne, the wife of the sd George Ward, released her dower.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 414. At the request of Philip Key, the following mortgage was recorded on Aug 29, 1750.
      I, Thomas Poston of CC, planter, for 6327 lbs tobacco, have sold to Philip Key of St. Mary's County, these goods & chattels: 10 cattle, 20 hogs, 4 horses, 6 iron pots & pothooks, 20 pewter plates, 8 pewter dishes, 4 pewter spoons, 4 feather beds with their furniture & bedsteads, 1 pair of shears, 3 wooden tables, 1 case with 12 bottles, and all the other household goods and stock. If, however, Poston pays Key the afd sum of tobacco with legal interest, then this bill of sale to be void. Sd Philip has, at present, my bond, commonly called a Judgment Bond, conditioned for the payment of 3810 lbs tobacco. Now I, sd Thomas, for and in consideration that I have use of the goods and chattels afd, agree that, if at any time before Key shall possess the goods & chattels, any should die or be embezzled or if sd Thos fails to deliver all the goods & chattels to Key, or they should not be of the value of the tobacco, then Thos is liable for the payment of the tobacco & interest, by virtue of the Judgment Bond. Signed - Thomas (T his mark) Poston. Wit - Gustavus Brown, John Key.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 427. At the request of Philip Key, the following mortgage was recorded on Oct 11, 1750.
      I, Nathan Cockrine of CC, planter, for 5149 lbs tobacco, have sold to Philip Key of St Mary's County, merchant, the following goods & chattels: 2 cows and calves, 2 sows, 8 shoats, & 6 pigs, 4 sheep, 2 cow & her yearling I had from Thomas Pettit, 1 horse, 1 mare colt called Bonny, 1 feather bed, 2 blankets and rugs, 1 other bed and its furniture, 2 iron pots, 1 table, 1 chest, 3 chairs, 4 large and 3 small cider casks. If, however, Cockrine pays Key the afd sum of tobacco with interest, then this bill of sale to be void. For the better securing the payment of the sd tobacco, Cockrine this day passed a bond to Key. Now it is agreed that, in consideration that Cockrine has the use of the goods & chattels, if at any time before Key shall be possessed of the sd goods and chattels any should die, or if sd Cochran fails to deliver the goods and chattels when asked, or if the goods and chattels turn out to be less valuable than the tobacco, the tobacco ought to stand secured and may be recovered, as well by force of the bond. Signed - Nathan Cochran. Wit - Jno Winter, Philip B Key.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 385.
      At the request of Philip Key, the following mortgage was recorded on Mar 21, 1749[/50].
      I, William Gill of CC, planter, for 9088 lbs tobacco, have sold to Philip Key, 2 cows, 2 yearlings, 1 gray horse called Squirrell, 10 hogs, 2 iron pots, 6 pewter plates, 1 pewter dish, and 1 pewter basin, 2 feather beds with their bedsteads and furniture, and all other household stuff of sd William Gill. If, however, sd Wm pays sd Philip the tobacco afd and interest, then the above deed to be void. This deed is made to secure the payment of sd tobacco, which is already secured by sd Gill's Judgment Bond, and that the sd debt is to stand secured and may be recovered as well by force of the sd Judgment Bond as by the chattels expressed in this deed. Signed Mar 3, 1749[/50] - Wm (\|/ his mark) Gill. Wit - Theop: Swift, Robt Yates.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (393). Mortgage. I, John Burch of CC, planter, for 3789 lbs of tobacco, sell to Philip Key the following goods and chattels: 1 Negro slave called Rachael, aged about 14 years, and her future increase. If, however, I pay sd Key the tobacco afd, with lawful interest, then this bill of sale becomes void. I further agree that, for better securing the payments of the inspected crop afd and interest, I and my mother, Mary Burch, have this day given our bond, conditioned for the payments thereof. It is agreed that, in consideration that I have the use and possession of the goods and chattels aid, that if the goods and chattels die or, I, when requested, should fail to deliver them, or if, when they become the possession of sd Key, they shall not be of the value of the tobacco afd and interest, then, in either of those cases, I and sd Mary Burch are jointly and severally to remain as liable to the payment of sd tobacco and interest as if this deed had never been made, and that sd tobacco and interest ought to stand and be inured and may be recovered (at the choice of sd Key) as well by the force of the bond aid as by this deed, provided always that one satisfaction discharges both. Signed Sep 12, 1755 - John Burch. Wit - Allen Davies, Mary Price Davies_ Recorded Sep 27, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (419). Philip Key of St Mary's County, on Dec 18, 1751, for 4200 lbs of tobacco by him paid, bought from Joseph Gates, 43 acres in CC, being part of a tract of land called the Loving Brothers, via a CC deed. Sd Philip has ever since had the full possession of same. Sd Joseph Gates is lately dead. Now this deed, dated Nov 12, 1755, between Robert Gates of CC, planter, eldest brother of sd Joseph and also "eldest son of him at law of Robert Gates farther of the said Joseph & Robert" of the one part, and the afd Philip Key of the other part, witnesses that sd Robert Gate, for 1500 lbs of inspected crop tobacco to him in hand paid, sells to sd Philip Key, all the estate, right, and title of sd Robert and his heirs, to the afd iq acres. Signed - Robert (R his mark) Gates. Wit - Rich' u Harrison, John
      Winter. Recorded Dec 17, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 199. Bill of Sale. I hereby assign to Philip Key, all my right to a judgment obtained in St. Mary's County against Jess° Alvey on his note of hand, at Jun Court, 1758, and for the better securing sd Key in his debt, due on bond, with a penalty of 11,248 [lbs] of crop tobacco, I do make over to him the following goods and chattels, to wit, 2 mares and their colts, 1 horse 6 years old, 1 young horse, 3 cows and 3 yearlings, 25 hogs, 3 beds and their furniture, 2 tables, 2 pewter dishes and 8 pewter plates, 2 iron pots, and 2 frying pans. If, however, I pay sd Key his debt afd by next Aug 1, then this bill of sale to be void. Signed Jun 14, 1758 - George (D his mark) Thompson. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer, Robt Horner. Recorded Jun 17, 1758-
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 307. Mar 14, 1759 from Edward Cadle of CC, planter, to Philip Key of St. Mary's County, for 3556 lbs of inspected crop tobacco, about 100 acres in CC, being part of a tract of land called St. Stephen Coleman, formerly granted unto Philip Cooms, which land was so/d to sd Edward Codle on Feb 10. 1753 by John Cadle and Anna, his wife, via CC deed. If, however, sd Edward Cadle pays sd Philip Key the quantity of tobacco afd, with legal interest in crop hhds weighing not less than 950 lbs of such tobacco clear of wood, each in Piles warehouse, by Jul 31, 1763, then, this deed to be void. Signed - Edward (+ his mark) Cadell. Wit - Thomas Stone, Rich' Harrison. Recorded Mar 15, 1759.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 144. Mortgage_ Jun 12, 1758 from William Johnson of CC, planter, to Philip Key of St. Mary's County, for 4100 lbs of inspected crop tobacco & 4 a tract of land called Keys Purchase in CC, & containing 50 acres; also, part of Johnsons Purchase at the southernmost end thereof, being also 50 acres, which Lands were devised to the sd William Johnson by his father, Samuel Johnson, by his will dated Nov 10, 1748. If, however, sd William Johnson pays the tobacco & money afd with lawful interest thereon to sd Key by Jun 10, 1762, then every clause & warranty herein to be void. Signed - William Johnson. Wit - Alexr Williamson, Seth Johnson, William Jordan, George Slye, Jno Winter*, Dan Jenifer*.
      Whereas the within land was lately conveyed to me by a deed, and whereas for the consideration within mentioned, is sold to Philip Key, now I hereby, in consideration of the premises, agree to the sale of the within land to sd Key, and hereby assign my right to sd land to sd Key. Signed Jun 14, 1758 - Seth Johnson. Wit - Gustavus Brown*, Sam Hanson*.
      I acknowledge to have received from Joseph King, 7410 lbs of crop tobacco, in full of the within mortgage. I hereby assign the mortgage to Joseph King. Signed May 31, 1762 - Philip Key. Recorded Jun 11, 1762 at the request of Joseph King.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 146. Release.
      1758. William Johnson. Jul 11. To balance due on settlement secured by that mortgage of land, to be paid with interest. crop tobacco 5653.
      1762, May 31. To interest thereon to this day - 1757. Total: 7410. Errors excepted per Philip Key_
      I acknowledge to have received from Joseph King 7410 lbs of inspected crop tobacco in full of the above account, and also in full discharge of the mortgage. I hereby assign to Joseph King sd mortgage. Signed May 31, 1762 - Philip Key. Wit - Phil Eud: Lee, Normand Bruce. Recorded Jun 11, 1762 at the request of Joseph King.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page [215]. Nov 22, 1762 from Robert Gates of CC, planter, to Philip Key of St. Mary's County, for 5500 lbs of inspected crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called the Loving Brothers, bounded by the land which Gates and sd Robert formerly sold to the sd Philip Key, containing about 48 acres. Signed - Robert (/\ his mark) Gates. Wit - Jno Winter*, Robert Horner*. Rache_, wife of the sd Robert, released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Jan 6, 1763_
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 387. Jul 16, 1763 from Henry Neale of St_ Mary's County, to Philip Key of the same county, for 311 £ 7 shillings and 7 pence sterling, a parcel of land in CC called Green Spring whereon Hamilton and Joseph Semmes now live, which land a confirmation heretofore, to wit, Jul 23, 1729 issued to William Chandler of CC, Gent, which sd William Chandler, by his will, devised the land to the above named Henry Neale, his nephew. The land is bounded by the low grounds on the west side of Portobacco main [Fr]esh, a tract of land called Lampton now in the possession of Robert Hanson containing about 550 acres, If, however, sd Henry Neale, pays sd Key the sum afd with lawful interest, then this deed [shall be void]. .. wit - Jno Winter*, Robt Horner*. Recorded Nov , 1763.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 413-249: JOHNSONS PURCHASE RESURVEY: 120 acres; Possession of - 120 Acres - Johnson, Samuel: Re-Surveyed for Samuel Johnson, [formerly HAPHAZARD] 18 August 1727, beg at a bounded white oak.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HAPHAZARD; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 408-209: GREEN SPRING: 550 acres; Possession of - 550 Acres - Chandler, William: Surveyed for William Chandler, 8 Oct 1725, beginning at an ancient bounded hickory: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 388-74: LOVING BROTHERS RESURVEY: 535 acres; Possession of - 535 Acres - See Notes: Re-Surveyed 9 Feb 1714 for John & Robert Gates formerly 3 tracts vis ST. MICHAELS, ST. MARYS, GATES SWAMP, beginning at a bound beech now bounded in the room of a an ancient bound beech of GATES SWAMP. Pat 10 July 1716: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. MICHAELS; ST. MARYS; GATES SWAMP; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 91 Acres - John Parnham from John Gates; 1 Mar 1734,176 Acres - Philip Key from John Gates; 21 Sept 1737, 43 Acres - Philip Key from John Gates; 10 Nov 1742, This land is overcharged 0:5:8-1/2, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 366-31: ST. STEPHENS COLEMAN: 300 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Caudle, John: 100 Acres - Keate, Elizabeth: Surveyed 19 Feb 1670 for Philip Coombes at a bound tree the bound tree of Francis Fernly: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Edward Caudle from John Caudle; 10 Feb 1743, 100 Acres - Benjamin Dent from Robert Caudle; 2 March 1749,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 310-59: DURHAM: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Beale, John: Surveyed 9 July 1674 for Elinor Bayne (Beane) in this lordships manor of PANGUYA on the West side of Port Tobacco fresh at a "bastard" black oak near an Indian path. {mm note, yes the spelling is correct} poss. by John Beale who married Stones Relict: Conveyance notes - 400 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723 750 Acres - John Digges from Richard Beale; 19 Sept 1723, 400 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724 750 Acres - John Beale from Richard Beale; 30 Oct 1724, 370 Acres - Daniel of St. Thomas Jennifer from John Beale; 28 Jan 1728, 100 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 1 Nov 1736, 275 Acres - John Beale Jr. from John Beale Sr. 22 Dec 1736, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 287-30: DIGGES ADDITION: 295 acres; Possession of - 295 Acres - Digges, Elizabeth (Madam): Surveyed 16 Aug 1682 for Col. William Digges on the West side of Wicomico River beginning near the mouth of Hatch's Creek where Digges PURCHASE begins.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DIGGES PURCHASE; other notes - 134 Acres - Thomas Turner from William Digges 23 June 1719, Dorothy Perry from Thomas Turner 12 Nov 1719,Thomas Perry from Robert Hanson, 17 Mar 1720, Thomas Perry from Robert Hanson, 13 July 1721, Resurveyed into Digges SETTLEMENT alias No Name 13 Jan 1713, folio 383, Philip Key from Thomas Perry 13 Dec 1737,

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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. ....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 and a pair of salvers in possession of a member of
      the family. These heirlooms were handed down by Philip
      Key, who came to Maryland about the year 1720. In his will
      he mentions having bought them from the estate of "the
      Reverend Humphrey's," and it is presumable that the coat of
      arms engraved on the silver, on the feminine side of the shield,
      was the Keys by adoption and not olim et de jure.
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      Charles County Land Records Book V#3; Page 437.
      Deed, recorded at the request of Benjamin Contee.
      Whereas the books within mentioned were the property of my decd husband, James Key, late of CC, attorney at law, and whereas since the death of my husband, the afd books, by his will, have become and are at the making of these presents, my right and property, and by sd will I am vested with full power and authority to sell or dispose of in any manner, as I would other goods or chattels, the abovesd books, know then and this indenture made Feb 5, 1780 by me, Sarah Key of CC, widow, to Benjamin Contee of Montgomery County, Gentleman, witnesses that, for 2250 £, I have sold to sd Contee, all the books aid_ Signed - Sarah Key. Wit - W.H. Jenifer, Walter Hanson Jr. [Page 438 has is a catalog of the books, which includes Gilberts common pleas, Every man his own lawyer, Bacons Laws of Maryland, and other similar titles]. Recorded Feb 28, 1780.
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