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

Robert Horner

Male 1718 - 1773  (55 years)


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  • Name Robert Horner 
    Born 21 Jan 1717/18  Rippon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1773  Dumphries, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003149  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father John Horner,   b. Rippon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1749/50, Rippon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Inman,   b. Beverley Parish, Rippon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Hanson,   b. 4 Feb 1708/09, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Aft Mar 1741/42  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • this marriage is not proved

      did he marry Mary Wilkinson widow of Belaine Posey ?
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F01277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Browne,   b. 1732, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1800, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 11 May 1758  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Gustavus Horner,   b. 26 Dec 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1776, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Gustavus Brown Horner,   b. 28 Feb 1761, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1815, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. John Terry Horner,   b. 24 Jan 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Horner,   b. 19 Mar 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1841, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. James Scott Horner,   b. 27 Mar 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      mss1 H 7842a 1325-1416 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond VA

      Photo

      In Memory of
      Robert Horner
      Born Jan 21, 1718
      in Ripon, England
      Died Sep 8, 1773
      Married Ann Daughter of
      Gustavus Brown, M.D.

      Photo embossed at the bottom with
      "Geo M. Jameson
      Culpeper, Va"
      ===
      Contributed by Muriel Horner

      Robert Horner was married a first time for a very short time to the widow Mary (Hanson) Briscoe who died age 42 on December 3, 1752 & was buried at "Equality" in Charles Co., MD. They had no children.* She was apparently a "Papist", which was the reason that Robert's father John Horner of Ripon, Yorkshire, England cut his son Robert completely out of his will dated 30 January 1750, & which was probated in Yorkshire, England later in the year 1750.
      *She had 3 surviving Briscoe children by her husband John. The daughter Eleanor married James Buchanan (Jr.) & it was apparently he who started the lawsuit against Robert resulting in his bankruptcy in the early 1770's. I'm still trying to find further info on that Buchanan family.

      To my knowledge proof of the marriage Mary (Hanson) Briscoe to Robert Horner does not exist. -- Years of researching in the VA Historical Society at Richmond in the many HORNER files of Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown Horner and that of his son Alfred Horner, had about a dozen different references in different papers to their marriage. There are also a half dozen photos of her gravestone as "Mary, wife of Robert Horner", age 42 & death date in the "Equality" cemetery in Charles Co., MD. -- Those voluminous VA Historical Society Horner files also contained references to the "Papist" problem with Robert's father, a strict Episcopalian church member of the Cathedral Church in Ripon, England, as well as Mayor of that city two times!

      My husband's family also had the story of Robert Horner's first marriage, in that he married the "Widow Briscoe" due to the fact that she was crying & upset to see him leave on a ship for England, so he married her! (A romantic story; maybe some truth?) Further that his father in Ripon, England was so upset with their marriage due to her religion that he left Robert out of his will.)

      Robert's occupation in the 1740's was that of a "supercargo" on the ships traveling back & forth from Liverpool, England & Glasgow, Scotland. The cargo from those areas across the seas, was often bringing "slaves" (white & black) over to America, & taking back our tobacco, etc.. -- Robert's sister Joanna had married John Pyatt of "Santee", So. Car. & it appears she was helping him in the shipping rice & indigo from that So. Car. area. (per letters at the Charleston, So. Car. Historical Society)

      Research year ago by my husband & myself over in jolly ole England at the Borthwick Institute in York, found the will of father John Horner of Ripon, "Alderman", (aged 70 years) dated 30 Jan. 1750 & probated 12 Feb. 1750, leaving his estate to his three daughters, his eldest son John & "third" son William. (Thusly cutting out the middle son Robert, who was still alive & well in America!) -- John's "eldest son John Horner" was to receive his lands & tenements at North Pasture & Collahill in the Co. of York, as well as "my "Silver 'Tanckard'." There were further bequests to his son William & other children (the daughters), including all his messuage, burgage or tenaments & malt kiln with appurtenances situate & being in Blossomgate in Ripon. He appointed his son William Horner & three daughters (Elizabeth Terry; Catharine & Joanna) joint & sole Executors of his will. (No surnames were given for the latter two daughters. --When this estate was probated they were called "spinsters".)

      Son William Horner of Ripon, "Grocer", had his will dated 11 Aug. 1759, which was probated 4 Sept. 1759, leaving his estate only his brother John Horner & sister Elizabeth Terry, who were to be executors.

      John Horner, "Gentleman" of Ripon had his will dated 13 Jan. 1763, which was probated 25 April 1763, which left all to his sister Elizabeth TERRY, wife of John Terry, during her lifetime, & then all was to go "to all of the children of my brother Robert Horner of Maryland equally amongst them that shall be living at the time of the decease of my said sister."* Executors in trust were his brother-in-law John Terry & Marmaduke Hodgson, both of Ripon, England. (Only John Terry was sworn in as Executor. -- He is noted in the Ripon, England histories as the "Last Spurrier". He was also an Alderman & served as Ripon's Mayor three times.)
      * I do not know exactly when Elizabeth (Horner) Terry died, but she was deceased before her husband who died in April 1798 in his 90th year! (Could find no record of an estate for her in York, England.) -- The American nephews did however receive the England inherited land of North Pasture & Collahill, which they sold. (That was years after their father Robert had died.)
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      http://www.kykinfolk.com/stafford/cemeteries/aquiaepiscem.htm
      Horner, Robert
      Jan 21, 1718 Sep 8, 1773
      Consort: Anne Horner (Dau. of Gustavus Brown, MD)
      Moved from Dipple (Prince William County, Virginia)e
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 178.
      Proceedings of the Orphan Court, Jun 17, 1778.
      John Horner, son of Robert Horner, decd, being formerly bound to Jno Bush until age 21, produced a discharge from his master. He is (at the request of Samuel Hanson, who married the mother of sd Jno Horner) released from the servitude of sd Bush.
      I do hereby discharge John Horner from his apprenticeship on Mrs. Ann Hanson's indemnifying me from the Court. Signed Jun 16, 1778 - John Bush. Wit - Gerrard Fowke
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      Mr. Robert Brent 47.262 CH 1337.6.10 May 13 1751 Jul 27 1751
      Appraisers: Robert Horner, James Nivison.
      Creditors: Philip Key, Thomas Midgley.
      Next of kin: Mary Brent, Robert Brent, Jane Brent.
      Administrator/Executor: Joseph Pile.
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      Hezekiah Briscoe 64.62 CH ---- Aug 20 1757 Oct 21 1757
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Joseph Dyson.
      Creditors: Andrew Buchanan, Robert Horner.
      Next of kin: Samuel Briscoe, Philip Briscoe.
      Administratrix: Susanna Briscoe.
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      YATES, ROBERT, Charles Co. 26 Sep 1756; 2 Oct 1756
      That Sarah and Cloe Goady, minor children under my care, be carried to court to have guardians appointed and their estate paid off.
      Whereas I am informed that my brother William Yates of Chapell Parish In the Kingdom of England left behind him at his death a dau, named Anne who is both lame and silly. Toward -the support of that: niece I give to my brother Abraham Yates of Ridge Hall In the Parish and Kingdom aforesaid, sum of 100 pounds sterling.
      James Nivison and Robert Horner, Gentlemen,. Charles County, exs.
      Wit: Madam Grace Lee, Miss Sarah Lattice Lee 30.159
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      Mr. Robert Yates 67.485 CH ---- Nov 24 1756 Sep 7 1758
      Appraisers: George Dent, John Marshall.
      Creditors: John Semple,John Lancaster.
      Executors: James Nevison. Robert Horner.
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      John Harris 20.117 A CH 194.7.10 12.16.8 Feb 25 1743
      Sureties: John Courts, Nathan Harris.
      Received from: Mary Hayes.
      Payments to: Dr. Francis Parnham, Robert Horner, Walter Hanson.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), children: Thomas Harris, Martha Harris.
      Administratrix: Katherine Harris.
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      John Dyson, Sr. 67.513 CH 458.11.3 Sep 6 1759 Nov 15 1759
      Appraisers: Samuel Turner, Justinian Cooksey.
      Creditors: Robert Horner, Samuel Swann.
      Next of kin: Elisabeth Horrell, Margaret Dent.
      Executors: (not given).
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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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      Raphael Neal 21.437 A CH 1397.13.2 393.1.1 Aug 21 1745
      Sureties: Francis Hammersley, Edward Digges.
      Received from: Robert Horner.
      Payments to: Capt. John Lancaster, Capt. Joseph Lancaster, Robert Horner, Dr. Francis Parnham, Robert Froggit, Christopher Lounds, Dr. John Harris, Robert Yates, William Turner, Philip Brogen, Arthur Lee, James Thompson, James Waughop.
      Executrix: Mary Neal.
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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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      Richard Holme 30.20 A CH 775.1.10 81.19.10 Mar 2 1750
      Sureties: John Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster.
      Received from: John Somerville, Bennett Boarman, John Wood.
      Payments to: Mr. Robert Horner, Mr. Henry Brooke, Samuel Hanson, George Simpson, Dr. John Curry, Mr. John Lancaster, Matthew Pape, William Neale.
      Mentions: widow (unnamed), son George Holme (aged 2).
      Executrix: Mary Holme.
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      Bozwell [Rozwell] Neale 36.25 A SM 272.3.6 Oct 10 1753
      Sureties: Henry Jernegan, Elisabeth Neale.
      Received from: William Neale & John Coode.
      Payments to: John Somervill, James Thompson, Mev. Lock, Robert Chesley, William McWilliams, Richard Ward Key, John Humphry, Francis Parnham, Alice Gibson, Peter Ellia, George Slye, Robert Horner, John Eden, Henry Neale, Elisabeth Neale (widow), Abraham Barnes.
      Distribution to: (unnamed) at full age.
      Executors (surviving): Raphael Neale, Bennitt Neale (also Bennett Neale).
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      John Scott 82.178 CH 61.3.3 Aug 16 1763 Dec 13 1763
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Joseph Dyson.
      Creditors: James Campbell, Robert Horner.
      Next of kin: Thomas Pearch, William Scott.
      Administratrix: Sarah Scott.
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      HOLME, RICHARD, now of Liverpool, Lancaster Co, mariner, 6 May, 1747; 6 Feb, 1749/50
      (Probated In Charles Co,)
      Wife Mary Holme.
      In case I die without issuer then I give to bro. William Holme, and sisters Elizabeth Holme, and Mary Martin.
      But If I leave Issue by my wife Mary Holme, then I desire whole of estate (except. as asfd.) shall be divided bet. ad. wife and such Issue equally.
      To sd. bro. William Holme and sisters, Elizabeth Holme and Mary Martin, 10 pounds each of paper money.
      Wife Mary Holme, and Richard Kay of Liverpoole, Linnen Draper. exs.
      Wit: Robert Horner, Henry Coulbin, Bryn. Holme. 27.233
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      Eliner Briscoe 60.136 CH 291.12.11 Mar 11 1755
      Appraisers: Samuel Avery, Andrew Chunn.
      Creditors: Robert Horner, Isaac Campbell.
      Next of kin: Samuel Briscoe, Philip Briscoe.
      Executor: Hezekiah Briscoe.
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      Christian Anderson, born say 1738, was the indentured servant of Robert Horner of Charles County on 6 January 1756 when she delivered a "Molatto" male child which was begotten "by a Negroe." She denied the charge but was convicted in Charles County Court in March 1757. The court bound her son Hensey Anderson until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1760-2, 465-6].
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      Gillium Wood 78.19 CH 261.3.2 Jun 11 1762
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery John Scott.
      Creditors: Matthew Maxwell, Robert Horner.
      Next of kin: John Wood, James Wood.
      Executrix: Sarah Wood.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 10.
      At the request of Robt Horner, the following power or attorney was recorded on Feb 22, 1744[/5]:
      On Mar 16, 1743[14], personally appeared before Francis Gildart, Notary and Tabellion Public, dwelling in Liverpool in the County of Lancaster, James Gildart of Liverpool, merchant, who declared that he had appointed, for himself and Richard Gildart & George Gildart of Liverpool, merchants, Robert Horner of Maryland, merchant, their true and lawful attorney, to recover from all persons in Maryland whom it may concern, all money, debts, and dues which are due to them, sd Richard, George, and James Gildart. Signed - James Gildart. Wit - Henry Fox, Constantine Hodson.
      CC. Both witnesses made oath that they saw the subscribing party, James Gildart, seal and deliver this power of attorney.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 196.
      At the request of Robert Horner, the following power of attorney was recorded on Jan 6, 1747[/8].
      On May 4, 1747, personally appeared before me, Francis Gildart, notary and tabollion public, dwelling in Liverpoole in the County Palatine of Lancaster and GB, Richard Gildart, James Gildart, and George Gildart, who, for divers good causes, have appointed Robert Horner of Liverpoole, merchant, to be their true and lawful attorney, to recover from any persons in Maryland or Virginia or-any-part-of America whom it may concern, all debts, dues, and money, and all goods, commodities, and effects which are due us. Signed - James Gildart for self &c. Wit - Richard Holme, Henry Cotton. Attested to by Francis Gildart, town clerk of Liverpoole and Notary Public.
      CC. On Nov 21, 1747 came before 2 CC JPs the above 2 witnesses.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 409. At the request of Robert Horner, the following mortgage was recorded on Aug 22, 1750.
      May 15, 1750 from John Wathen of CC, planter, to Robert Horner of CC, merchant, for 12,000 lbs tobacco and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called St Thomas, bounded by a bound tree of Westwood standing near the Welchmans Pond, containing and laid out for about 116 acres. If, however, Wathen pays Horner the 12,000 lbs tobacco by May 19, 1753 with legal interest, [then this deed to be void]. Wathen shall finish the crop of tobacco or corn he has now on the ground. Signed - John Wathen. Wit - Hudson
      Wathen, Phil Briscoe.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 476. At the request of Robert Horner, the following deed was recorded on Apr 13, 1751.
      Feb 18, 1750/1 from Baker Brooke of St Mary's County, Gentleman, and Mary, his wife, to Robert Horner of CC, merchant, for 9000 lbs tobacco, a tract of land called Keeths Rest, formerly laid out in St Mary's County, but now in cc, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Baker Brooke, Mary Brooke. Wit - Jno Winter, Robt Yates.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 544. At the request of Robert Horner, the following mortgage was recorded on Apr 4, 1752.
      I, James Williams of CC, planter, owe Robert Horner of CC, merchant, 4208 lbs tobacco. To secure the debt and for 5 shillings, T have sold & delivered to sd Horner all my crop of tobacco, amounting to 2000-3000 pounds, and 1 mare and her colt, and 2 feather beds and furniture. I promise to pay Horner the 4208 lbs tobacco When requested. Signed Mar 10, 1752 - James (1 his mark) Williams. Wit - Philip Briscoe, John Hall.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page 29 (30). Power of Attorney. I, Thomas Haw of Middleham in the County of York, grocer, eldest son and heir of John Haw, late of CC, surgeon, decd, for divers good causes, appoint my trusty friend, Robert Horner of Wicomico River in Maryland, my true & lawful attorney, to enter into any messuages, tenements, plantations, lands, and premises in Maryland, and which were late the estate of my sd father, and receive the rents, issues, and profits thereof, for my use. Signed Dec 20, 1751 - Thos Haw. Wit - Thomas Goodaker, Thomas Lancaster, John Marshall. Attested to by Fran: Gildart, Notary Public.
      Maryland, Prince Georges County. Jun 30, 1752. Then came Thomas Goodaker & Thomas Moncaster, before us, JPs for the county afd, and made oath to the within power of attorney. Signed Jul 27, 1752 - Jos. Sim, Clk. Com. Cur. Recorded Jul
      30, 1752.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (152). By virtue of the power of attorney hereunto adjoining and the power thereby given to me, Robert Horner, I hereby appoint Mr. Samuel Briscoe of CC, gent, to do everything that needs to be done concerning the premises. Signed - Robert Horner, attorney in fact for Thomas Haw. Wit - Phillip Briscoe, Francis Parnham. Recorded Feb , 1754.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (348), May 17, 1755 from Robert Wood and Mary, his wife, of CC, planter, to Robert Horner of CC, merchant, for 30 sterling and 10,000 lbs of tobacco, all those tracts of land in CC commonly called Hadlow and Hitchen, on the east side of Piles' Swamp, containing about 147 acres. Signed - Robert Wood, Mary Wood. Wit - Jno Winter, Jas Nivison. Recorded Jun 20, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (350). Jun 7, 1755 from Robert Mackhon of CC, planter, to Robert Horner of CC, merchant, for 20 sterling and 32,000 lbs of tobacco, a tract of land in Newport Forrest in CC, commonly called Hadly, bounded by a red oak called the Wolf Plt Tree, containing and now laid out for about 634 acres, Signed - Robert (R his mark) Mackhon. Wit - Jno Winter, Jas Nevison, Anne, the wife of sd Robert Mackhon, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jun 24, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (352). Jun 7, 1755 from William Machon of CC, planter, to Robert Horner of CC, merchant, for 5 paper currency and 18,000 lbs of tobacco, 2 tracts of land, the one called Parr, the other called Croppers Reserve, lying in CC. Parr is bounded by a plain near a tract of land called Hadlow, the main Swamp side that runs into Piles' Fresh, John Heard's (Herd) land called Hitchen, containing and now laid out for about 50 acres. The other tract, Cropers Reverse [sic] is in CC, bounded by the east side of Piles' Fresh, a parcel of land called Hadlow, thence to land called Hitchen, land called Parr, containing and now laid out for about 45 acres. Signed - William Machon. Wit - John Winter, Jas Nevison, Recorded Jun 24, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (354). Receipt and list of store books. CC, Mar 1, 1755. Then recd of Mr, Robert Horner (late factor) for Richard Gildart Esq and son, merchants in Leverpoole, sundry books and accounts, legally proved by sd Horner, and other instruments of writing, which books of accounts and other papers, appear to be the property of sd Richard Gildrt Esq & Sons. Signed Mar 1, 1755 - Thos Srereton, for Rich' Gildart Esq & sons, Wit - Thos Howard, Benj Marshall.
      Liber A:B:C;D:E;F:G:H:I:

      Notes of Hands, William Eaton 70, John Lawton 360, George Jawing 700, Thomas Sinkler 381, Joseph Atten 450, Robert Froggit 460 & 1/6 cur., John Nickols 228, John Penn 484, John Mudd 138, Catharan Musgroves 877 & 750 d staves, John Mattingly 324, William Howgh 3.0.0 sterling, Executors of John Farnham 4703 & 3/5 currency. Recorded Jun 25, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 55. Apr 11, 1757 from Justinian Burch Jr and his wife, Ann, of CC, to Robert Horner of CC, for 1600 lbs of crop tobacco and 20 shillings paper currency, a certain tract of land called Croppers Reserve, conveyed to the sd Burch and his wife by Archibald Johnson and his wife, as by deed dated last Mar 22, and also a deed conveyed over by William McHon of CC, unto the afd Archabald Johnson and Elizabeth, his wife, bearing date Aug 27, 1751. Signed - Just" Burch, Anne (X her mark) Burch. Wit - John Winter, James Nivison. Sd Ann Burch relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Apr 14, 1757.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 56. Instrument of writing. Know that we, Robert Horner and James Nivison of CC, Gentleman, executors of the will of Robert Yates, late of CC, decd, are bound to Benjamin Fendall of CC, Gentleman, in the sum of 100 sterling. We bind ourselves this Mar 9, 1757, Whereas many disputes have arisen between Robert Horner and James Nivison, executors as afd, and sd Benjamin Fendall, concerning the property of a servant man called John Thorn and concerning other servants & sundry horses, cattle, hogs, beds, bedding, household furniture and other utensils belonging to and used with a water mill and bake house standing on Allens Fresh, formerly in possession of the deed Robert Yates and the sd Benjamin Fendall, and whereas the parties above mentioned want sd disputes amicably settled between them, they have mutually chosen Messrs George Johnson and John Hall as arbitrators and have given full power to choose a 3rd person if they differ, who are finally to settle the whole matter in controversy between them, now the condition of this bond is such that if afd Horner and Nivison comply with the award and final determination of sd George Johnson and John Hall, arbitrators as afd, the award to be delivered to the parties by the 20th of this instant ensuing, then the above bond to be void. Signed - James Nivison, Robt Horner_ Wit - Peter Contee, John Hamill Sr.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 57. We award that the afd Benjamin Fendall shall possess and enjoy, by right of survivorship, the servants, chattels, hogs, beds, bedding, household furniture, & other utensils belonging to the water Mill and Bake house. Signed Mar 11, 1757 - G Johnson, J Hall. Recorded Apr 14, 1757.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 62_ Bills of Lading. shipped in good order by Robert Horner in the ship called the Wastell; whereof is master for this present voyage, John Lewis, and now riding at anchor in the river wicomico [River] and bound for hull, to say 180 hogsheads of Maryland leaf tobacco on the account and risque of Messrs Jubmant, Green, and Company, merchants in hull, and are to be delivered in like good order at Hull, the danger of the seas only excepted unto sd Messrs Inman [sic], Green and Co, they paying freight for sd goods as per agreement, with primage and overage accustomed. Dated in Maryland this Sep 20, 1756, insides and contents unknown to - Jno Lewis.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 64. Shipped in good order by Robert Horner in the ship called the Wastell; whereof is master for this present voyage, John Lewis, and now riding at anchor in the river wicomico and bound for Hull, to say 1840 pipes staves, 800 hogsheads staves, and 1110 pieces of heading, and are to be delivered in like good order at Hull, the danger of the seas only excepted unto sd Messrs Inman, Green and Co, merchants in hull, they paying freight for sd goods as per agreement, with primage and overage accustomed. Dated in Maryland this Sep 21, 1756, insides and contents unknown to - Jno Lewis.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 64. Shipped in good order by Robert Horner in the ship called the wastle whereof is master for this present voyage, John Lewis, and now riding at anchor in the river wicomico and bound for hull, to say, 2 hogsheads of Maryland leaf tobacco on the account and risque of Missy Johanna Horner, to be delivered in like good order at Hull, the danger of the seas only excepted, unto sd Messrs Inman, Green and co, merchants in hull, with primage and overage accustomed. Dated in Maryland this Sep 21, 1756, insides and contents unknown to - Jno Lewis.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 65. Shipped in good order by Thomas Howard in the ship called the Wastle whereof is master for this present voyage, John Lewis, and now riding at anchor in the river wicomico and bound for hull, to say, 19 hogsheads of Maryland leaf tobacco, and are to be delivered in like good order at Hull, the danger of the seas only excepted, unto sd Messrs Inman, Green and Co, merchants in hull, with primage and average accustomed. Dated in Maryland this Sep 21, 1756, insides and contents unknown to - Jno Lewis. Recorded May 1, 1757.