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

Benjamin Neale

Male 1702 - 1746  (44 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Neale  [1
    Born 1702  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1745/46  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003023  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father James Neale,   b. 5 Jun 1650, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1727, Wollaston Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lord,   b. Bef 1671, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1734, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Abt 28 Nov 1687  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Edelen,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1751/52, Cobb Island, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Bef 1727  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Neale,   b. 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1798, Newport Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Mary Neale,   b. Abt 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1803, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. James Neale,   b. Abt 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1761, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     4. Bennett Neale,   b. Bef 1740, Cobb Neck, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1789, Cobb Neck, Charles County, Maryland - Will Written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     5. Anne Neale,   b. Abt 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F02311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      NEALE, BENJAMIN, Charles Co. 15 Nov, 1745 20 Jan, 1745
      Child: BENNETT, JOHN, ELIZABETH CURRY, MARY, ANN. MARY NEALE,. extx.
      To son BENNETT, 1/2 tract I live on,Part of "Gills Tract"
      To son JAMES, other half of above tract.
      To son CURRY, [unnamed], given me by Richard Edelin,
      To dau. MARY, other half of tract given by Richard Edelln,
      Appoint bro. Wm. Neale and bro.-in-law Edward Edelen as trustees,
      Wit: John Lancaster, Jos. Lancaster, James Neale. MCW 24.307
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      Mr. Benjamin Neale 32.212 CH 704.9,0 Feb 11 1745 Mar 26 1746
      Appraisers: Benjamin Gwinn, William Pen (also William Penn
      Creditors: John Lancaster, Joseph Wilson.
      Next of kin: William Neale, Elisabeth Corry.
      Executrix: Mary Neale.
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      Benjamin Neale 23.330 A CH 704.9.0 102.3.3 May 21 1747
      Sureties: William Neale, Jr., Edward Edlen.
      Received from: James Thompson, Joseph Joy, Giles Vermillion, Richard Walker, Joseph Lancaster, executors of Ralphael Neale, Joe. Woodman, Thomas Bateman.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, Thomas Midgley, Charles Neale, John Lawrence, John Doad, Joshua Willson, Charles Neale for Joshua Willson, James Thompson, Charles Crag . William Hammersley, John Towers, Robert Yates, Francis Hall, Henry Brooge, Robert Horner, Joseph Edlen, Dr. Harris, Robert Hamersley, Richard Walker, Capt. Bates, D. Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Thomas Boarman, Thomas Edlin, Edmond Porteus, John Lancaster, Mr. Lownds, MM Gildart & Sons, Richard Marshall.
      Administratrix: Mary Neale.
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      Neale, Elizabeth, widow, Charles County, 17th Jan., 1733; 22nd Apr., 1734.
      To sons Henry and Benjamin and daus. Anne Cole, Mary Tawney and Margaret Egglin, 5 s. each.
      To son William and hrs., tract on Machodock Creek, Virginia., and personalty; to divide with dau. Mildred residue of estate; should either of them die without issue survivor to inherit protion of deceased.
      Exs.: Son William and dau. Mildred.
      Overseer: Edward Cole, of St. Mary"s Co.
      Test: Raphael Neale, Peter Falkner, Samuel Simpson. 2 1.54.
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      Mrs. Elisabeth Neale 18.286 CH 479.1.0 May 24 1734 Jul 1 1734
      Appraisers: William Penn, John Mattox (also John Maddox
      Creditors: Raphael Neale, Henry Neale,
      Next of kin: Henry Neale, Benjamin Neale.
      Executors: William Neale, Milldred Neale.
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      Henry Neale 20.259 A CH 1015.16.10 103.7.3 Jun 27 1744
      Sureties: Raphael Neale, Thomas Hungerford.
      Received from: Edward Butler, Anthony Suple, Capt. Murry, William Edghill, Wallace Valentine, John Eden, Robert Horner, administrator of Thomas Hailes, John Hungerford, Benjamin Neale, William Neale,
      Payments to: Dr. Cook, Francis Hamersley, Mr. Henry Tolson, Mr. Robert Yates, Joshua Kilson, Robert Frogg, Nathaniel Gray, William Clary, James Thompson, George Hynson, Smith Hensey, Mr. Richard Edlin, John Eden, William Beaty, William Neale, Robert Horner, Levis Conner, executor of ------ Abenathy, Thomas Mugley, Francis Panham, John Harris, George Tarvin, Nathan Chapman, Daniel Duyany, Esq., Walter Hanson.
      Executrix: Mary Neale.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 283-2: GILLS LAND: 1220 acres; Possession of - 1220 Acres - Neale, James: Surveyed 15 Aug 1646 for Benjamin Gill lying upon Wicomico River near the land of James Neale Gent. Resurveyed in his name and found to be 1220 acres: Other notes - 500 acres - James Neale Jr. from James Neale Sr. 26 April 1716, 500 acres - Benjamin Neale from James Neale 25 Feb 1724.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 209
      21 Dec 1710; Deed of Gift from James Neale, Sr. of Woolleston Manor, Gent., to his son James 3 slaves; to son Henry 2 slaves; to son Benjamin 2 slaves; to son Joseph 1 slave; to dau. Elizabeth 1 slave and 25 to buy another slave; to dau. Anne 1 slave; to dau. Mary 1 slave; to dau. Margaret 2 slaves; 8 children; /s/ James Neale; wit. Benja. Hanson, Thos. Luckett
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 211.
      At the request of Benja Neale, the following deed was recorded this Apr 16, 1725. ;
      Feb 25, 1724 from James Neale Sr of CC, gent, to Benja Neale of CC, gent, son of the afd James Neale Sr, for the natural love that James Neale Sr has for his sd son Benjamin and for 5 shillings and for divers other good causes, conveyed is part of a tract of land called Giles land, lying in CC, and bounded by one of the bound trees of that parcel of land whereon Henry Neale now lives,'thence with sd Henry Neale's land to a bounded white oak standing by the main road, thence to a bounded locust post standing near the plantation whereon Philip Swillavan now lives, the mouth of Cobb Neck, conttaining about 500 acres. Signed - James Neale Sr. Wit - Rich d Edelen, Josh Alvey. Eliza, the wife of the afd James Neale Sr, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land, before Waltr Story*, Jno Fendall*.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 212.
      At the request of Benja Neale, the following deed was recorded this Apr 16, 1725.
      I, Richd Edelen Sr of CC, gent, for the natural love I have for my sister-in-law, Mrs. Eliza Neale, wife to Mr. James Neale Sr of CC, and for divers Qther good causes, I give Eliza Neale 4 Negroes, by name, Judith, Natt, Dick, and Frank, and their increase, during the natural life'of sd Eliza Neale, and after her death, if Eliza Neale should die without a will in writing, sd Negroes and their increase shall be equally divided between the 2 youngest sons & the 2 youngest daughters of the abovesd James Neale Sr, husband to the sd Eliza. Further, if any of the abovesd sons and daughters of sd James Neale should die before the division, then that part shall be equally divided among the survivors. I have put Eliza Neale in possession of the sd Negroes.
      Signed Apr 2, 1725 - Richd Edelen. Wit - Walter Story, Thos Taney.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 213.
      At the request of Benja Neale, the following deed was recorded this Apr 16, 1725.
      I, James Neale, Sr. of CC, gent, for the brotherly love I have for my brother-in-law, Richard Edelen of CC, gent, and for divers other good causes, I grant to sd Richard Edelen 4 Negroes, by name, Judith, Natt, Dick, & Frank. I have put sd Richard Edelen in possession of sd Negroes. Signed Apr 1, 1725 - Ja Neale Sr. Wit - Waltr Story, Thos Taney.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 214.
      At the request of Benja Neale, the following bond
      was recorded this Apr 17, 1725.
      I, James Neale, Jr. of CC, gent, acknowledge myself to be indebted to my father, James Neale Sr, in the sum of 50,000 lbs of tobacco in cask, & acknowledge to have received of my sd father, satisfaction for the same, and for the true performance hereof, I bind myself this Feb 25, 1715. The condition of this obligation is that if sd James Neale Jr sues for or concerning some legacies given to my children by a deed of gift or other ways, some Negroes I have since given by my will to his mother, his brothers, or his sisters, that then this obligation to be in full force, otherwise to be void. Signed Feb 25, 1715 - Ja Neale Jr. Wit - Edwd Cole, Henry Neale, Phill Hoskins, Jno Fendall.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 215.
      At the request of Benja Neale, the following bond was recorded this Apr 17, 1725.
      I, Henry Neale of CC, Gentleman, acknowledge myself to be indebted to my father, James Neale Sr, in the sum of 50,000 lbs of tobacco in cask, & acknowledge to have received of my sd father, satisfaction for the same, and for the true performance hereof, I bind myself this Feb 25,",1715. The condition of this obligation is that if sd Henry Neale sues for or concerning some legacies given to my children by a deed of gift or other ways, some Negroes I have since given by my will to his mother, his brothers, or his sisters, that then this obligation to be in full force, otherwise to be void. Signed Feb 25, 1715 - Henry Neale. Wit - Edwd Cole, Ja Neale Jr, Phill Hoskins, Jno Fendall.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 216.
      At the request of Mr. Ben: Neale, the following bond was recorded this Apr 17, 1725.
      I, Edward Cole the Younger of St Mary's County, Gent, acknowledge myself to be indebted to my father-in-law, James Neale Sr, in the sum of 50,000 lbs of tobacco in cask, acknowledge to have received of my sd father-in-law, satisfaction for the same, and for the true performance hereof, I bind myself this [blank]. The condition of this obligation is that if sd Edward Cole the younger sues for or concerning some legacies given to my children by a deed of gift or other ways, some Negroes I have since given by my will to his my wife & to the rest of my children, that then this obligation to be n full force, otherwise to be void. Signed [no date] - Edw Cole Jr, Anne Cole. Wit - Phill Hoskins, Jno Fendall.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1737/8 Court, Liber T#2, Page 426
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Barbers Hazzard, in possession of Richard Barber. Commissioners appointed: Robert Yates, John Howard, Joseph Douglass, and John Courts, Gent (not being any way related to the Petr, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Barbers Hazzard is in CC. The purpose of the Commission was to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land.
      And now here, at Mar Court, John Courts & Jno Howard return to this Court the Commission afd, with the following certificate and depositions thereto annexed:
      CC, Mar 1, 1737. We met on the premises in the presence of all parties concerned, and examined all such witnesses as were to us then nominated. Signed - John Courts, John Howard.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. John Shaw Sr, age about 75, who says that about 50 years ago, this deponent heard several persons say that this place where the deponent now stands, was formerly called the Hole, it being now within the corn field of Mr. John Lancaster and near the Main Road that goes to the Ship Landing where Mr. Henry Neale now lives, but that he knows nothing of the bounds of any lands that the sd Hole relates to, and this deponent further says that when Mr. John Sanders received the quitrents for his Lordship, he told this deponent that the creek now called Charles Town [Charleston] Cr was formerly known by the name of Poseys Cr.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Benjamin Neale, age about 35, who says, concerning the bounds of Slingsbeys Land or Barbers Hazzard, declares that he knows nothing of it or any other lands that relate thereto.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Edward Gillins, age about 37, who says that about 1 year ago, this deponent heard Mr. Benjamin Neale say his father told him that if he should die, there was no one living that could prove either the bounds of Slingsbeys Land, Gills, or Russells, but Mr. William Thompson. And further, this deponent says that Mr. Benjamin Neale told him that he supposed that the bounds of Slingsbeys stood in the sycamore thicket.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Henry Neale, age about 46, who says that he saw a locust post standing near the head of Charles Town Cr near the path that went to Mr. Charles Digg's, and it was deemed as the boundary between Anthony Neale's and Percival Fearson's.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Richard Smith, age about 49, says that about 19 years ago, Percival Fearson told him that Mr. Diggs had surveyed out of his land, and that it was never known that Mr. Digg's land ever came over theEaster[n]most Branch, that goes up in the woods from the house where Richard Barber now dwells, and this deponent's mother told him, as they were going to Madam Digges', when they got some distance over the head of the creek where a great gate stood near a mulberry tree, they were then in Madam Diggs' land.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 237.
      At the request of Thos Sparks of CC, the following lease was recorded this Sep 29, 1730.
      May 7, 1730 from Benja Neale to Thos Sparks, the lease of all that plantation he now lives on, for the term of 15 years, sd Thos paying, every year to sd Neale, 700 lbs of tobacco in cask, 2 barrels of corn, 4 hens or capons, and 4 days' work. Sd Thos has the liberty for any wood or timber on his land for the use of sd plantation, but Thos may not sell any. Thos obliges himself to plant any fruit trees that sd Neale shall find him, and to keep them in a good fence. Both parties agree to stand to every article herein mentioned, on the penalty of 1000 lbs of tobacco. N.B. the above deed was not signed. Wit - R Yates*, Jno Howard*.
      May 7, 1730. Then came Mr. Benja Neale & acknowledged the within deed. Wit - R Yates*, Jno Howard*.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 349.
      At the request of Mary Neal, the following receipt was recorded on Jun 18, 1749.
      Mar 12, 1749. Received from Mrs. Mary Neal, widow, administratrix of the late Benjamin Neale, 3 cows and 3 calves, 1 steer, and 2 ewes, due from the estate of sd Benja. Neale. Signed - John Corry.

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