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

John Douglass

Male 1636 - 1678  (42 years)


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  • Name John Douglass 
    Born 1636  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1677/78  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003102  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Douglass,   b. 1593, Near Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1669, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Susan Douglass,   b. 1617, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1692, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1634/35  Saint Andrews Church, Holborn, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Bonner,   b. Abt 1644, St Nicholas, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1718, Bowls Plantation, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Douglass,   b. 1663, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1694, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. John Douglass,   b. 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Sarah Douglass,   b. 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 48 years)
     4. Charles Douglass,   b. 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1703, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Elizabeth Douglass,   b. 26 Apr 1673, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1749/50, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Joseph Douglass,   b. 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1756, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Jan. 25, 1657/8 - William Empson, aged 35, deposed .... [mentions Margaret, William Marshall's maid.] Thomas Lomax, age 27, deposed on 22 Jan. 1657 that on 13 Jan. 1657, John Slingsby at the now dwelling of William Marshall, said Slingsby desired to be maintained by said Marshall. John Dougles, age 21, deposed on 22 Jan. 1657 that on 13 Jan. 1657, John Slingsby at the now dwelling of his master William Marshall, said Slingsby desired to be maintained by said Marshall.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Proprietary Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland, 1637-1658," p. 204.

      Douglas, John, and wife Mrs. Sarah Bowles (widow of William Bowles) - John Douglas m. Sarah (maiden name Bonner?), the widow of William Bowles, in Charles Co., Md. during the period July-December 1663. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber B, pp. 131 and 303 (Jourdan abstract), and (2) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 49, pp. 88 and 197-8.
      Although Sarah was in Charles Co. several years before Henry Bonner, the reason that her maiden name is suggested as possibly Bonner may be found at Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 10, p. 334. John and Sarah Douglas had 6 children: John, Robert, Charles, Joseph, Elizabeth and Sarah Douglas.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 123 and 209. John Douglas d. testate Jan. 27, 1678/9 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      After John died, Sarah m. 3rd Ralph Smith and 4th William Herbert/Harbert.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 123, and Vol. 2, p. 169, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 20, p. 264. Sarahís only children were by her 2nd husband John Douglas. Sarah (as Harbert) d. testate July 26, 1718 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 175.
      John and Sarahís son Charles Douglas d. intestate May 1, 1703 (inventory date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 24, p. 118. The administrator of Charlesí estate was his brother-in-law Henry Gifford.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 20, p. 74. Charles d. unmarried.
      John Douglas - m. during the period Oct. 1683-Oct. 1686 Mary (maiden name unknown), widow of Thomas Witter/Whitter.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, p. 210, Liber Q, p. 9, and Liber S, pp. 211-12. John Douglas did not have another wife Catherine; Liber Q, p. 12 to that effect is error and should read wife Mary.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, p. 210. John Douglas d. intestate Jan. 21, 1705/6 (inventory date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 25, p. 215. The administrator of Johnís estate was son Benjamin Douglas and because Johnís wife Mary is not mentioned in his estate records, it is assumed that she predeceased John.
      Robert Douglas - m. Mrs. Mary Beaumont, widow of Richard Beaumont (maiden name Clarke? Compton?) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15A, p. 42, and Liber 17, pp. 49 and 326. Skinnerís abstract of Beaumontís administration account is error in showing her as Mary Burgess. Robert Douglas d. intestate Aug. 8, 1694 (administration bond) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15C, p. 119. Mary d. Apr. 1, 1700 (inventory date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories Accounts, Liber 20, p. 27.
      Joseph Douglas - m. 1st Penelope Morris, m. 2nd Sarah ______ (Hanson?), m. 3rd Mrs. Catherine Harris, widow of John Harris (maiden name Musgrove?)
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 2, Vol. 3, p. 5, Vol. 4, p. 17, Vol. 8, p. 166, Vol. 11, p. 163, and Vol. 14, p. 28, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P, p. 212, (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15C, p. 61, (4) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories, Liber 3, p. 177, and (5) Maryland Prerogative Court, Administration Accounts, Liber 20, p. 117.
      Joseph Douglas d. testate Nov. 23, 1756 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 11, p. 163. Penelope is thought to have d. by Apr. 22, 1714 in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber F No. 2, p. 19. Sarah appears to have d. by Sep. 6, 1744 in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber X No. 2, p. 149. Catherine d. Mar. 9, 1768 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 14, p. 28.
      Sarah Douglas - m. 1st Henry Gifford, m. 2nd Mathew Barnes.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 36B, p. 214, and Liber 37A, p. 131, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Z, p. 80, (3) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 175, and (4) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, p. 52. Sarah was still living on July 23, 1716.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 37A, p. 131. Sarah was deceased by July 8, 1718/Sep. 6, 1720 in Charles Co., Md.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 175, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 24, p. 241. Henry Gifford d. intestate Dec. 3, 1714 (administration bond) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 22, p. 480.
      Mathew Barnes d. testate Feb. 10, 1745/6 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 9, p. 57.
      Elizabeth Douglas - m. 1st Charles Brandt, m. 2nd Thomas Howard, m. 3rd Thomas Thompson.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 12, and Vol. 10, p. 69, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber O No. 2, pp. 46-7, and Liber Z No. 2, p. 262, (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories, Liber 11, p. 421, (4) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 22, p. 322, and Liber 27, p. 266, (5) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 35A, p. 363, and Liber 36B, p. 97, (6) Maryland Prerogative Court, Administration Accounts, Liber 9, p. 247, and (7) Newman, Harry W., "The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families," p. 254. Elizabeth Douglas Brandt Howard Thompson d. testate Jan. 1, 1749/50 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 10, p. 69.
      Charles Brandt d. testate Mar. 10, 1713/14 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 12. Thomas Howard d. intestate Apr. 2, 1726 (administration bond) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, p. 266. Thomas Thompson d. testate Jan. 1, 1749/50 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 10, p. 69.
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      Carol (Gehrs) Mitchell, 134 Schnauzer Lane, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
      724-847-4473 [using The Master Genealogist 3.5, WP8, Eudora]

      Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:04:23 -0500
      From: Carol Mitchell

      Will exchange information with anyone connected to this DOUGLASS Family of Charles County, Maryland. Would like corrections, additions, to chat about etc.

      Douglas, John, Charles County, 14th Dec., 1678; 27th Jan., 1678.
      To wife Sarah, execx., and hrs., 450 A., dwelling place of testator at Piccawaxen.
      To son John and hrs., 550 A., part of "Cold Spring Manor," at 21 yrs. of age.
      To son Robert and hrs., "Blithwood" at 21 yrs. of age.
      To sons Charles and Joseph and hrs., 500 A., residue of "Cold Spring Manor," at 21 yrs. of age. Testator provides that should sd. son John die without issue, son Robert afsd. is to receive 1/2 of his portion, and sd. sons Charles and Joseph 1/2.
      Test: Henry Bonner, Francis Pollard, Jno. Robynson. MCW 9. 97.
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      Carr, Peter, Charles County, 21st Sept., 1680; 19th Apr., 1683.
      To Robert, Charles, Joseph, Eliza: and Sarah Douglass, sons and daus. of Col. John Douglass, late of Charles County, personalty; part of same being a debt due testator by Sarah Douglass, now wife of Ralph Smith, and mother of sd. legatees. To Peter, son of George Mackmillion, at 16 yrs.; Jane, wife of John Smith; James, son of James Tyer, and child. of George Newman, personalty. Ex. Jas. Tyer. Test: Wm. Philmore, Jno. Gilby, Edm. Dinnis. MCW 4. 12.
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      John Walker 1.394 I CH #39075 Jun 10 1675
      Appraisers: Capt. John Douglasse, Humphrey Warren,
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      Mr. Thomas Butler 3.84 I #14669 Jan 25 1676
      Appraisers: Col. John Dowglass (also John Douglas, Mr. Thomas Gibson.
      List of debts: Mrs. Mary Townsend, Samuell Dowden of Barbadoes, George Taylor (runaway), Richard Dodd, Mr. Samuell Cressey, Mr. William Lee for James Chancellor, George Powell, Edmond Dermot, John Box, John Cornish, Edward Tansall, James Jefferson, Thomas Hilgar, James Tyer, Randolph Brandt, Henry Hardy.
      Administrator/Executor: Mr. Francis Heyden.
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      Thomas Howell 4,191 I CH #11984 (1677)
      Appraisers: Col. John Dowglass (also John Douglass, Capt, Robert Henley.
      List of debts: William Avery, Susanna Cage, John Fanning, Richard Maston, John Gibbs. Henry Henley, David Frize, John Booth,
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      Richard Harris 5.9 A CH #7522 Apr 10 1678
      Payments to: Dr. John Cornish, Dr. John Lemare, Thomas Clipson. Maj. Rozer, Col. Douglas, administrator from Richard Harris, William Hatton, for clothing for the children (unnamed).
      Administrator: Henry Henley,
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      King, Thomas, Charles County, 17th Jan., 1677; 15th Aug., 1678.
      To wife Joanna, extx., dower rights,
      To unborn child at 21 yrs. of age, personalty.
      To wife's eld. dau. Eliza Jones and son Philip Jones, personalty.
      To Mary Rider and Susanna Fogg, daus. of dec'd sister, Susanna Fogg, wife of David Fogg, and hrs., 75 A. (unnamed) at 16 yrs. of age; sd. land to pass to their cous., Eliza Jones, should Mary and Eliza afsd. die without issue.
      To George Newman, Sr., and John Weler, personalty.
      Test: Jno. Douglas, Richd. Edelen. 9. 54.
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      Clarke, Samuel Chas. County, 7th Nov., 1676; 30th Nov., 1676.
      Brother John and sisters Abigail and Esther, legatees equally of estate.
      Ex. Col. Jno. Douglass.
      Test: Jno. Cornish, Thos. Hance. 5.154.
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      Ra. Smith 19-1/2B.89 A CH £334.6.9 £22.3.8 Feb 24 1699
      Payments to: Mrs Richard Boughton, John Doughlass, Joseph Cole, Mrs Philip Briscoe.
      Mentions: no orphans.
      Executrix: Mrs. Sarah Smith (widow).

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 27 Mar 1662/3, Page 101
      John Duglas on behalf of Mr. Robert Hundly presents man servant named John Bowman age judged to be 17 years
      John Duglas on behalf of Robert Hundley presents Daniell Shiner judged to be 15 years old
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 15 Nov 1665, Page 500 - 502
      Mr. John Emerson, atty. of Mr. John Longe, Plt.; Mr. John Douglas, admn. of Brigit Heard, Def.; plaintiff swore to his account of 798# of tobacco and defendant confessed judgment; court ordered payment

      John Stone, physician, Plt.; Mr. John Douglas, admn. of Mrs. Brigit Heard, Def.; debt of 1770# of tobacco; 6 Oct 1665; /s/ John Stone, physician; defendant confessed judgment; court ordered payment

      Robert Long, by his atty. Mr. Samuell Cressey, Plt.; John Douglas, admn. to Brigit Heard, Def; plaintiff seeks 400# of tobacco for his wife taking care of Mrs. Heard during her illness; Jermima Long, wife of Robert Long, swore the above was true; 3 Nov 1665; before William Marshall (mark); certification of her oath; Walter Beane (mark);
      defendant confesses judgment; payment ordered
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 Oct 1663, Page 182 - 183 - 184
      Patent to William Marshall of 200 acres due by assignment from Thomas Peitie and 200 acres due by assignment from Mrs. Katherine Holden, widow, and 100 acres due by assignment from Walter Coterall ... the said William Marshall given a parcel of land on the Wicokomeco River for 500 acres
      20 Mar 1650; /s/ William Stone Endorsed on the back: William Marshall assigns his rights in the above patent to Walter Beane; 29 Sep 1660; /s/ William Marshall (mark); wit. John Duglas, Thomas Lomax; acknowledged by William Marshall and his wife in open court
      Patent to William Marshall of a parcel of 100 acres located on the west side of the Wicokomeco River, bounded by the great marsh
      4 Feb 1653; /s/ William Stone Endorsed on back: William Marshall assigns his rights in above patent to Walter Beane; dated 29 Sep 1660; /s/ William Marshall (mark); wit. John Duglas, Tho. Lomax; acknowledged in open court by William Marshall and his wife
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 Jan 1664, Page 395
      John Douglas demands warrant against Mr. James Lindsey; debt of 1000# of tobacco
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 Jan 1664, Page 397
      John Douglas presents Robert Medcaph; judged to be 11 years old [Metcalf or Medcalf]
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 4 Nov 1662, Page 520
      Mr. Marmeduke Snow per Mr. Edward Richardson, demands warrant against Lt. John Douglas as admn. of Brigit Heard in action of debt for 647# of tobacco; 13 Mar 1665/6
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 Mar 1665/6, Page 524
      Marmeduke Snow did pass word for payment 28 Jan 1654; petitions the court for 647# of tobacco on behalf of Brigit Heard deceased to John Foxhall of St. Mary's County, merchant, for goods; petitioner was constrained by the Commissioners of St. Mary's Co. in Nov 1665; John Douglas as admn. confessed judgment; payment ordered from estate of Brigit Heard
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 Mar 1665/6, Page 524
      Marmeduke Snow did pass word for payment 28 Jan 1654; petitions the court for 647# of tobacco on behalf of Brigit Heard deceased to John Foxhall of St. Mary's County, merchant, for goods; petitioner was constrained by the Commissioners of St. Mary's Co. in Nov 1665; John Douglas as admn. confessed judgment; payment ordered from estate of Brigit Heard
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 1
      10 Jan 1670; Indenture from John Chairman, planter, to Benjamin Rozer, merchant; for 5,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called St. Elizabeth's on the east side of Piscataway River in St. Thomas Bay; bounded by St. Joseph's; containing 600 acres; /s/ John Chairman; wit. Philip Lines, John Douglas, Henry Bonner, Philip Gibbon
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 86-1/2
      16 Sep 1672; Indenture from Edmond Lyndsy, planter, to John Douglas, Gent.; for 11,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called St. Edmonds granted to Lyndsy by patent dated 10 Mar 1670; bound by land laid out for William Heard; lying on the east side of the main fresh of Portobacco Creek; containing 100 acres now in tenure of John Douglas; /s/ Edmond Lyndsy; with Jonathan Marler, Rich. Edelen
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 88-1/2
      8 Nov 1672; Indenture from Edmond Lyndsy, planter, to Michaell Minork; for 3,500# tobacco; a parcel of land called St. Edmond's granted Lyndsy by patent dated 10 Mar 1670; part of a parcel sold John Douglas; containing 150 acres; now in tenure of Minocke;/s/ Edmond Lyndsy; wit. Rich. Edelen, Jonathan Marler
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 216
      8 Aug 1676; Indenture from James Tyer, Gent., to Maj. John Duglas, Gent.; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel of land given unto my uncle John Bowles and James Tyre by our kinsman William Bowies by will 14 Feb 1662; /s/ James Tyer; wit. Robert Heroitt, Henry Hardy Charles
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber G, Page 125
      5 Mar 1677; Indenture from John Duglas, Gent, to James Smallwood; a parcel called Welcome purchased from Joseph Bullitt on 8 Jan 1677; for 7,500# tobacco; containing 200 acres; /s/ John Duglas;
      wit. Benja. Rozer, Samuell Dobson
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1676-1700; Volume 717, Page 25

      This Indenture Made the Tenth Day of May in the second yeare
      of the Dominion of Charles &c over this Province and in the year of OurLord One Thousand Six hundred Seaventy Seaven Betweene Cap.t Josias Fendall of Charles County Gentl of the One part And Major John Dowglas of the Same County Gentl of the other part Wittnesseth that the said Josias Fendall as well for and in Consideracon of the quantity of Twenty Thousand Pounds of Tobacco and Caske paid before the Ensealing and Delivery hereof By the said John Dowglas whereof and Wherewith the said Josias Fendall doth Acknowledgehimselfe Satisfyed Contented and paid and thereof and of Every part and parcell thereof doth Acquitt and Discharge the Said John Dowglas hisheyres Exec.rs and Adm.rs and Every of them by these p.rsents as alsoe for divers Good Causes and Consideracons and Consideracons him hereunto moveing have Granted Bargained Sold Assigned Sett over and Confirmed and by these p.rsents Doe fully Clearly and Absolutely Grant Bargaine Sell Assigne Sett over and Confirme unto the Said John Douglas his heires Exec.rs Adm.rs andAssignes All that parcell or Tract of Land Scituate Lyeing and Being in Calvert County Called Cold Spring Manno.r Lyeing on the West Side of Petuxent River in the Fresh Beginning att A Marked Oake Standing neare A Fresh Runn Called Bowens Brooke and Running South and by West Downe the River forBreadth Five hundred and Fifty Perches to A Fresh Runn in A Marsh Called Fendalls Fresh Bounding on the South with the said Fresh Running West and bySouth for the length of Three hundred and Twenty Perches on the West with A line drawne North and by East from the End of the South and by West line for the length of Five hundred and Fifty Perches on the North with A Line drawne East and by South from the End of the North and by East line into A Brooke Called Bowins Brooke On the East with the said River The Patent bearing date the Twenty Fifth day of September in the yeare of Our LordOne Thousand Six hundred Fifty Eight in the Twenty Seaventh yeare of the Dominion of Cścilius Containing and laid Out for One Thousand & FiftyAcres more or lesse All and singular which said parcell of Land togetherwith all and Singular the Pastures Feedings Comon Comons of PastureRange for Hoggs Woods underwoods Water Water Courses Fishings Fowlings Wayes Easements profitts Comodityes and Heradittaments whatsoever tothe said Land belonging or in any manner of Way Apperteyning To Have and to Hold the said parcell of Land and all and singular the premisses afore mentioned to be hereby Bargained and Sold with the appurtenances and Every part and parcell thereof whatsoever before named or Recited unto the said John Dowglas and his heires Exec.rs Adm.rs and Assignes for Ever Yeilding and payeing yearly the Lord Proprietaryes Rents for the said parcell of Land in manner and form as is in the Patent for the same Exprest And the said JosiasFendall for himselfe his heires Exec.rs and Adm.rs Doe CovenantGrant and Agree to and with the Said John Dowglas his heyresExec.rs Adm.rs and Assignes and Every of them by these presents that he the said John Dowglas his heyres Exec.rs Adm.rs and Assignes Shalland may Lawfully Peaceably and quietly Have Hold Occupy Possesse & Enjoy all and Singuler the premisses before by these p.rsents Bargained and Sold and Every part and parcell thereof with Every the Rights members and Appurtenances without the lawfull Lett Suite trouble Eviction Expulsion interruption or Demand of or by the Said Josias Fendall or of or by his heyres Exec.rs or Adm.rs or any or Either of them orof or by any other person or psons Lawfully Claimeing from by or under themor any of them or to theire or any of theire uses or By from or under theire Title Meanes or procurement as alsoe Acquitted and Discharged orwithin Convenient Time after Reasonable Request made well and sufficientlySaved and Kept harmlesse of and from all and all manner of formerother Bargaines Sales and Estates former Leasses Titles Dowers Rights or Titles of Dowers Joyntures Uses intailes Wills Rent Charges RentServices Arearages of Rents Statutes Recognizances Judgements ExecuconsTitles Troubles Charges and Demands whatsoever had made DoneComitted or Wittingly or Willingly Suffered by the said Josias Fendall hisheyres or Assignes or any of them or of or By any other person or psons whatsoever lawfully Claimeing By from or under them or any of them or to theire or any of theire Uses or by theire or any of theire Titles Estates meanes or procurement And the said Josias Fendall for himselfe his heyres Exec.rs and Adm.rs All and Singular the Before Bargained premises with theire Appurtenances and Every part and pcell thereof unto the Said John Dowglas his heyres Exec.rs Adm.rs and Assignes to the intent & meaning aforesaid Shall & will warrant and for Ever defend by these p.rsents In Wittnes whereof the partyes first above namedto these p.rsent Indentures have Interchangeably Sett theire hands and Seales the Day and Yeare First above Written Signed Sealed and Delivered Josias Fendall Sealed
      in the p.rsence of
      Hum Warren Richard Uvedale
      On the Back of the foregoing Deed was Written (Viz.t)
      Memorandum that this Day (to wit) the Tenth day of May in the
      Second yeare of the Dominion of Charles &c and in the yeare of Our Lord God One Thousand Six hundred Seaventy and Seaven Before Us Thomas Notley and Benjamin Rozer Esq.rs Justices of the Provinciall Court psonally appeared the within named Josias Fendall and Mary his wife (And the Said Mary being privately and Secretly Examined according to the forme of the Statute in that Case Provided) The said Josias did Acknowledge the within writeing to be his Act and Deed and the said Mary did voluntary and of her owne free will without Compulsion Consent thatthe p.rmisses within mentioned Should imediately passe from the Sayd Josias to the sayd John according to the Tenno.r force and Effect of the Within Indenture Taken and Acknowledged before Us according to the forme of the Statute aforesaid the Day and Yeare Abovesaid
      Thoma Notley
      Benj.a Rozer
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 1
      13 Aug 1678; Deed of Gift from Col. John Douglas, Gent., to John Hamilton, Gent., a parcel of land called St. Edmonds which Douglas bought of Edmond Lyndsey, decd; lying on the east sided a main fresh of Portobacco Creek; bounded by land of John Heard; containing 100 acres; /s/ John Duglas; wit. Philip Lines, Henry Hawkins

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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 48
      17 Jan 1678; Indenture from John Morris, planter, to William Smith of Talbot County, planter; for a certain quantity of tobacco; a parcel of land bounded by Mr. Neale's Hungerford's Branch; containing 200 acres; /s/ John Morris (mark); wit. John Douglas, Peter Far (mark); acknowledged by Elinor Morris, wife of John Morris

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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 61;
      12 Nov 1678; Indenture from Thomas Helgar, Innholder, and Anne his wife to John Hamilton, Gent.; for a sum of tobacco; a parcel of land called Estep; bounded by John Duglas; containing 75 acres; /s/ Thomas Helgar, Anne Helgar; wit. Benj. Rozer, Henry Hardy

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      Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679
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      An Inquisition Indented and taken at Pickawaxen in Charles
      County this Sixteenth day of July in the fourth year of the Dominion
      of the R.t Hon.ble Charles absolute Lord and Prop.ry of the Provinces of maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Seventy and nine before Henry Adams and Ignatius Caussen Gentl.n By virtue of a Commission in the nature of a writt of mandamus to them directed and to this Inquisition annexed to Enquire after the Death of William
      Heard late of Charles County deceased by the Oaths of Henry
      Bonner, William Hinsey, John Harvey Thomas Gibson Robert
      Inglesby, William Ward, Thomas Craxstone Arthur Turner, Edmund Dennis, Thomas Wakefield, George Newman & Joseph Bullett Jurors upon their Oaths Says that the Sd Willm Heard dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the County of Charles upon the day of w.ch he dyed (viz) the fourth day of January one thousand Six hundred Sixty four of one thousand acres of Land Lying Scituate & being at the head of Portobacco Creek in the County of Charles County Comonly known and Called by the name of Beech neck though not Patented in the life time of the S.d William Heard, but by assignments of Severall warrants from Humphrey Warren late of this County deced to the Said William Heard in his life time doth appear to us to Remain upon Record in the Secretarys office of this Province for the Said one thousand acres of Land as by Patent Granted unto Coll.į John Douglas late of this County deceased the Exr of Bridgett Heard the Relict of the Said William Heard for the use of the Legatees exprest in the will of the Said Bridgett, By the R.t Hon.ble the Lord Prop.ry of Maryland
      according to his Grant under the broad Seale of this Province bear
      ing date the two and twentieth day of September in the four and
      Thirtieth year of the Dominion of the Right Hon.ble Caecilius of
      happy memory and in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hun
      dred Sixty and five as by the Said Grant Recourse being thereunto
      had it doth & may more at Large appear To be holden of his Lord
      ship's manno.r of Zachiah in free and Common Soccage by ifealty
      only for all manner of Services Yeilding and paying therefore
      yearly at the two most usuall feasts in the year viz.t at the feast of
      the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary & at the feast of S.t
      Michael the Archangell by Even & Equall portions the Rent of
      Twenty Shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold And we the Said Jurors
      Say that the Said one thousand acres of Land in all profits and
      issues thereof is worth five hundred pounds of Tobacco p annum
      and further we the Said Jurors Say that the sd one thousand acres
      (p. 243 fol. 297) of Land hath been Occupied and possessed by the Said John Douglas by virtue of the aforesaid Grant as Executor of Bridgett Heard for the use of the Legattees menconed in the will of the Bridgett Heard & that the Said John Douglas hath Received the profits & issues thereof untill about November last past, and hath paid his Lordships Rents for the Said one thousand acres of Land untill that time and Since, thence and now the Said one thousand acres of Land is in the possession of the Hon.ble Coll.o Benjamin Rozer, But by what means we the Jurors aforesaid are altogether Ignorant And further we the Said Jurors Say that John Douglas Jun.r the Son of the af.d John Douglas deceased is the Sole Surviveing Legatee of the S.d Bridgett Heard according to the best information we can gett, therefore we the Said Jurors do find that the Said John Douglas is the true and Lawfull heir to the Said one thousand acres of Land no other Legattee appearing to us to be Liveing and that the Said John Douglas is fifteen years of age, And We the Jurors afores.d (fol. 298) further Say that we find not William Heard afores.d possessed within his life any more Lands, In Testimony whereof as well the Commission.rs as the Jurors as aforesaid to these prsent Indentures have Set their hands and Seals the day and year first above Written
      William [sic] Adames (sealed)
      Ignatius Causeene sealed
      Henry Bonner sealed Thomas Craxton sealed
      Willm Hinsey sealed Arthur Turner sealed
      John Harvey sealed Edw.d Dennis sealed
      Thomas Gibson sealed Thos Wakefield sealed
      Robert Inglesby sealed George Newman sealed
      William Ward sealed Joseph Bullett sealed