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

John Douglass

Male 1711 - 1761  (50 years)

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  • Name John Douglass 
    Born 1711  Bowls Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Dec 1761  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003124  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Penelope Morris,   b. 13 Nov 1684, Cedar Point Neck, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1704  Bowls Plantation, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DOUGLASS, JOHN, JR., Charles Co. 6 Jul, 1761
      9 Dec. 1761
      To sister Sarah Thompson, some slaves.
      To the Ministry of Wm & Mary Parish, 1/7th pt. of estate.. that is my plantation and etc.
      Remainder pt. to be equally divided between bro. William Douglass' children, bro. Joseph Douglass, sister Elizabeth Douglass and niece Charity Courts. Desire that if any of bro. William Douglass' children bro. Joseph Douglass or sister Elizabeth Douglass shall die before of age, then and In such case, Joseph Thompson to enjoy their pt.
      To friend Joseph Thompson, remainder of estate.
      Ex: Joseph Thompson.
      Wit: Henry Thompson, Payne Howard, Margaret Thompson. 31. 487
      John Douglass 78.36 CH 256.7.7 Dec 18 1761 Mar 4 1762
      Appraisers: John Marshall John Wood.
      Creditors: John Gwin, William Warren.
      Next of kin: Mary Marshall, Benjamin Marshall.
      Executor: Joseph Thompson.
      James Renalds (Reynolds) 16.169 A CH 3.19.0 44.6.10 Apr 17 1738
      Sureties: Richard Marshall, John Douglass.
      Received from: Joseph Gwinn, John Muddux, Thomas Smoot, Jr., Barton Smoot, Benjamin Gwinn, Col, Fendall, Thomas Mony, Matthew Marten, Notley Maddox, Richard Smith, Thomas Harris, Jr., Charles Phillpott, Francis Glass, John Newman, Rand. Brandt, Jacob Brandt, Robert Yates, John Courts, Barton Smoot, Jr., William Cage, Joshua Willson, John Harris, Nathan Harris, John Jenkins, Mark Penn.
      Payments to: Edward Cartes, Barton Smoot, Sr., Thomas Connery.
      Representatives; none.
      DOUGLASS, JOSEPH, Charles Co, 7 July 1754
      23 Nov 1756
      "To son, Joseph Douglass, 25a of land adj. Mr. Bradford and known as "Smiths Fortune."
      To son Joseph 2 young negros, James and Hannah
      To dau. Elizabeth Douglas, negros Sue and Jane
      To wife Catherine Douglas, negro boy Qquominer, riding chair
      Remainder of estate to children, Mary Marshall, Penelope Courts, William Douglas, John Douglas, Sarah Thompson, Joseph Douglas and Elizabeth Douglass.
      Wife extx
      Wit: Nathaniel Harris, Hendley Courts, Mathew Pope. 30 274.
      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber X#2, 1743-1744; Page 149. At the request of John Douglass, the following deed was recorded on Sep 6, 1744.
      I, Joseph Douglass of CC, Gent, for the natural love have for my son, John Douglass of CC, have given him all that tract of land, originally Bowles land, now called Douglass' Clame, containing 514 acres, adjoining the land of Thomas Harriss. Also, all that tract of land and plantation whereon I now live, containing about 60 acres. Also, I Negro boy called Jack and my writing desk. John Douglass is only to possess the above land and chattels after my death or with my leave. Signed - Joseph Douglass, wit - Geo Dent, Wm Clary.
      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 434.
      At the request of Jno Douglass, the following deed of gift was recorded on Dec 3, 1750. (sic] At the request of William Douglass, the following deed was recorded on Nov 1, 1750.
      I, Wm Duglass of CC, for the natural love that I have for my brother, John Duglass, I have given him and the male issue of his body, a clock which is in the possession of my father, Joseph Duglass his life, but is given to me by him, sd Joseph Duglass, after his death, by deed of gift recorded in CC to me, sd William Duglass. Signed NOV 1, 1750 - Wm
      Duglass. Wit - James Keech Jr, William Courts.
      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 157_ John Douglass Jr, late of William and Mary Parish in CC, Gentleman, by his will dated Jul 6, 1761, directed that his lands and plantations be sold by his executor and one seventh part of what it sells for he bequeathed to the ministry of William & Mary Parish, to be distributed amongst the poor of sd Parish, & the rest to be equally divided between his brother William Douglass' children, his brother Joseph Douglass, & his sister, Elizabeth Douglass, and his niece, Charity Courts, and if any of his brother, William Douglass' children or his brother Joseph Douglass or his sister, Elizabeth Douglass, die before arriving at age to claim their parts, then Joseph Thompson to enjoy the part of them that so die; he gave to his friend, Joseph Thompson, the rest of his estate; and he appointed his friend, Joseph Thompson, his sole executor_ Sd Joseph Thompson, to get a better price for sd lands & plantations, he advertised in the Maryland Gazette that on last May 12, sd land would be exposed to sale to the best bidder, & accordingly, on sd day, several persons appeared & bid money for the land and plantations and Doctor Thomas James of St. Mary's [County], Gent, was the highest bidder. Now this deed, made Jul 5, 1762 between Joseph Thompson of CC, Gent, executor as afd, of the one part, and the sd Thomas James of the other part, witnesses that sd Joseph Thompson, for 600 sterling, sells to sd James, one tract called Doug , bounded by one other tract of land formerly called Bowleses but resurveyed by Capt. Joseph Douglass and called Douglasses Chance, lying in Wm & Mary Parish in CC, containing about 307 acres- Signed - Joseph Thompson. Wit - Jno Winter*, Geo. Dent*. Recorded Jul 5, 1762-
      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 455. Apr 27, 1789 from Benjamin Douglas of Culpeper County, Virginia, to George James of Somerset County. Whereas sd George James is seized in fee simple of sundry tracts and part of tracts or parcels of land in CC, and is about to sell sd lands to Thomas Harris of sd County and State, and whereas the sd Benjamin Douglass has reported in the neighborhood of Pickawaxon [Piccowaxen Cr] where the sd lands lie, that he, the sd Benjn Douglas, has a right to, and claims part of the sd lands. Now this deed witnesses that the sd Benjn Douglas, for 10 , sells to sd George James, 2 tracts of land in CC (formerly in possession of Capt. Joseph Douglas) the one known as Pope & Courts, the other by the name of Bowles' Land, which 2 tracts of land were conveyed by sd Joseph Douglass to his son, John Douglas. Afterwards, sd John Douglass escheated that tract called Pope & Courts for lack of their heirs, and called it Douglass' Beginning_ The sd John Douglas died without issue and ordered, by his will, that Joseph Thompson should sell the 2 tracts of land above mentioned, which he did, to Thomas James, father of the sd George James. The sd Thomas James afterwards resurveyed that tract called Bowles' Land and named it James' Purchase. The 2 tracts are described in the patents or certificates. To have and to hold, sd land to sd George James without any interruption from sd Benjamin Douglas. signed - Ben Douglas. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Warren Dent*. Recorded Apr 28, 1789.

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