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

John Dant

Male 1706 - 1763  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name John Dant 
    Born Between 1698 and 1706  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 1763  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003016  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father James Tant,   b. Abt 1670,   d. 4 Aug 1717, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Tattershall,   b. Abt 1660, St. Mary's County, Maryland, or England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1704, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor MNU Dant,   b. Bef 1710,   d. Aft 1763, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married 1726  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Baptist Dant,   b. Abt 1728, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1808, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Charles Dant,   b. Abt 1732
     3. Mary Anne Dant,   b. 1 Sep 1736, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne Dant,   b. Abt 1738, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     5. Joseph Francis Xavier Dant,   b. 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F02301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DANT, JOHN, St. Mary's Co. 3 Oct, 1763; 1 Nov, 1763
      To dau. Ann Spalding, some cattle.
      To dau. Mary Ann Dant, furniture; one slave now in possession of son-in-law Edward Spalding.
      To dau. Mary Mills, 20 s. current money.
      To son John Baptist Dant, plantation whereon I now live called Hopewell; the water mill now in my possession.
      To sons Charles and Joseph Frans. Excel. Dant, all land called Westfield, equally divided.
      After wife Elinor Dant, has received her pt., balance to be divided among my 5 children: John Baptist Dant, Ann Spalding, Charles, Joseph Frans. Exer., and Mary Ann Dant.
      Ex: John Baptist Dant.
      Wit: Wm. Joseph Sr., Thomas Gatton, Mich. N. Gatton. 31. 1048
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      John Dant 86.59 SM 78.7.6 Dec 1 1763 Oct 16 1764
      Appraisers: Samuel Abell, Jr., John. Abell S. S.
      Creditors: Ebenezer Fisher for John Glassford & Co., Athanathus Ford.
      Next of kin: Justn. Mills, Edward Spalding.
      Executor: John Baptist Dent.
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      Dant, Wm., planter, St. Mary's County, 31st Jan., 1714; 16th May, 1715.
      To cousins Jno. Dant and Wm. Mills and their hrs., "Poplar Neck" with land adjoining, 76 A., "Annstroder, " equally. Should Jno. Dant afsd. die without issue, then to Jno. Mills and his hrs.
      To bro. Peter Mills, ex., Peter Mills, Jr. cousin Elinor Nevet., personalty.
      Test: Wm. Coode Eliza: Hooke, Stephen Vinall, Hanah Vinall. 14. 221.
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      === note that John is not of age in 1717
      Will of James Gant (should be TANT), Brittain's Bay, SMC,
      5/10/1717-8/4/1717.
      Son: John and heirs, 100 ac. on southeast side of Brittain's Bay near William Davis' house and personalty at the age of 21.
      Son: Matthew and heirs, 100 ac. "Drydocking" in the forest of Brittain's Bay, at head of St. Lawrence River and pesonalty at the age of 21.
      Daughters: Anne, Elizabeth, and Mary, personalty at the age of 20 or marriage.
      Wife: Mary, dwelling plantation being part of "Revell", during her life and then to son Matthew.
      Wife: Residuary Legatee. No Exec. named.
      Wit: Nicholas Mills, John Medley, Thomas Walker, Henry Spink.
      (Maryland Calendar of Wills).
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      Thomas Winard 27.261 SM 18.15.0 Jul 14 1742 Jan 4 1742
      Appraisers: Edward Cole, Francis Herbert.
      Creditors: William Cartwright (sheriff), John Miles.
      Administrator/Executor: John Dant.
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      Thomas Winard 20.235 A SM 18.15.0 24.15.8 May 21 1744
      Sureties: Mathew Daft, Baker Brook.
      Received from: Richard Brook, William Spalding, Crace Sherbon, Bassell Smith,
      Thomas Spalding.
      Payments to: William Shaw, Thomas Hall, Samuel Abell, Thomas Breamkall, William
      Anderson, Mr. William Cartwright, John Miles, Stoughton Edwards.
      Mentions: "no relations hath yet appeared".
      Administrator: John Dant.

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