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

Margaret Wright

Female 1733 - 1811  (76 years)


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  • Name Margaret Wright 
    Born 25 Apr 1733  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1810 and 1811  Eastwood, Jefferson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003232  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Henry Wright,   b. 1693,   d. 31 Oct 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Sprigg,   b. Bef 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1716  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Pile,   b. 3 Apr 1729, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1755, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married Bef 4 Feb 1750/51  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Pile,   b. 8 Dec 1751, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Wright Pile,   b. Abt 1753, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     3. William Pile,   b. 1755, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1815, Breckinridge County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Gantt,   b. Abt 1740, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Eastwood, Jefferson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Between 1760 and 1761  King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Gantt,   b. 11 Jul 1761, King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Wright Gantt,   b. 23 Oct 1763, King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1838, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. John Gantt,   b. Abt 1765, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     4. Edward Gantt,   b. Bef 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F02514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Family Book, Wooton
      Author: W.H. Wooton
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      WRIGHT, HENRY, 22 Feb, 1744; 31 Oct, 1750
      To dau. Mary Snowden, the plantation and house that I now live
      in, with the lands belonging; likewise my plantation at the
      eastern branch called Black Walnut Leavell' with the additional
      pt. of the "Diamon," belonging to it; 5 slaves; all my English
      goods and all that I have coming from England; and the third pt.
      of what money I have in England to me; likewise a third pt. of my
      household furniture,
      To dau. Margaret Wright, the plantation that I bought of Thomas Brooks and land belonging; 13 slaves; furniture and the third pt. of money coming to me or I have in England and here in Maryland.
      To Thomas Rigby, son of Mary Rigby, my plantation upon Collington and all land thereunto belonging; several slaves; the third pt. of money I have in England and here in Maryland; stock, cattle and etc.
      Mary Rigby, mother of Thomas Rigby, shall live upon the plantation where she Is now settled, and if she marries, to give good security for his son's estate, which I have given him.
      Mary, Margaret and Thomas, exs.
      Wit: Thomas Lancaster, Thos. Brooke, Jr., Thomas Lansdell,
      Deputy Commissioner, D. Dulany (probably Anne Arundel Co.) 27. 379-381
      WRIGHT, HENRY
      At the foot of the will of Henry Wright, which will is recorded in this book in Folio 379, the following affidavit is thus written, viz: On Feb. 12, 1750, Thomas Lancaster Lansdale, whose name is subscribed as witness to Bd. will, being duly sworn, states that he was desired by Henry Wright, dec'd." to sign the foregoing paper, which he signed as an evidence, but that he did not see Henry Wright sign his will, nor did he see other witnesses sign same, Sworn to before D. Dulany, Cowry. 27, 265
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 449.
      At the request of George Parker, the following deed was recorded on Feb 12, 1750[/1].
      Feb 4, 1750[/1] from William Pile of Prince Georges County, Gentleman, to George Parker of CC, Gentleman, for 50 sterling money of GB and for divers other good causes, all that part of a tract of land willed to him by his deceased father, William Piles [sic], late of Prince Georges County, Gentleman, lying in CC called Piles Addition, and bounded by Wheelers Adventure, a tract of land called Chance on the west side of Pamunkey Cr, containing and laid out for about 90 acres. Signed - Wm Pile. Wit - Will Eilbeck, Dan: of St Thos Jenifer. Margaret, wife of the sd William Pile, released her dower.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (184). Jan 22, 1754 from William Pile of Prince Georges County, Gent, to Gilbert Sprigg of the same County, planter, for 356 sterling, the following tracts of land, viz, a tract of land called Fortune, originally granted to William Hutchinson; part of a tract called the Hickory Hills, originally granted to sd Hutchinson; part of a tract of land called the Mistake, originally granted to James Stodart Jr; part of a tract of land called the Monument, originally granted to William Pile, son to the afd William Pile. The afd tract and parts of tracts of land are all contiguous and are partly in Prince Georges County and partly in CC, hounded by land called the Addition, a tract of land called Charley originally granted to Randall Hanson and now in the possession of Thomas Marshall. Sr and Thomas Marshall Jr, and where the tract of land called Fortune begins, a tract of land called the Addition, containing and now laid out for 375 acres. Signed - Wm Pile. Wit - John Hepburn, Andrew Symmer. Margarett, wife of the sd Wm Pile, freely acknowledged this deed. Recorded may 22, 1754.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 219. At the request of Gilbert Sprigg the following Deed was recorded February 20, 1754
      Indenture made January 22, 1754; William Pile, gentleman in consideration of 356 money of Great Britain paid by Gilbert Sprigg, planter has sold parts of tracts containing 375 acres called "Fortune" originally granted unto William Hutchinson; "Hickory Hills" originally patented unto William Hutchinson; "The Mistake" originally granted unto James Stoddart Jr.; "The Addition" originally granted unto William Pile; and "The Monument" originally granted unto William Pile son to the aforesaid William Pile; the aforesaid parts of tracts all contiguous and joining together and being partly in Prince George's County, Maryland and partly in Charles County, Maryland and bounded by Charley originally granted unto Randall Hanson and now in the possession of Thomas Marshall senior and Thomas Marshall Jr. signed William Pile in the presence of John Hepburn, and Andrew Symmer and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Margaret Pile wife of William Pile relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (162), Sep 17, 1753 from William Pile of Prince Georges County, Gent, to George Parker of CC, Gent, for 5 shillings sterling, part of a tract of land called the Monument, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called the addition, containing and laid out for about 11 acres. Signed - Wm Pile. Wit - Jno Cooke, Jno Contee. This deed was acknowledged in Prince Georges County. Margret Pile, the wife of afd William Pile, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Mar 24, 1754.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 96. At the request of Mary Wright Pile the following Deed of Gift was recorded November 1, 1760
      I Margaret Pile, widow in consideration of the love goodwill and affection which I have and do bear to my beloved daughter Mary Wright Pile Negroes Charles, George, Sall and Lucy; 1 feather bed and furniture, 1 silver cream pot, 5 silver tea spoons, a pair of silver sugar tongs and 10 head of cattle. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this October 22, 1760, Margaret Pile in the presence of James Beck, Thomas Williams and acknowledged before John Contee, Thomas Williams
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 96. At the request of Eleanor Pile the following Deed was recorded November 1, 1760
      I Margaret Pile, widow in consideration of the love goodwill and affection which I have and do bear to my beloved daughter Eleanor Pile Negroes Frank, Rachael and her child Davy, and Darkey; 1 feather bed and furniture, 6 silver table spoons, 2 silver salt sellars and 10 head of cattle. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this October 22, 1760, Margaret Pile in the presence of James Beck, Thomas Williams and acknowledged before John Contee, Thomas Williams
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 97. At the request of William Pile the following Deed was recorded November 1, 1760
      I Margaret Pile, widow in consideration of the love goodwill and affection which I have and do bear to my beloved son William Pile part of a tract called "Northampton" containing 206 acres and beginning at a large stone the beginning of a parcel of land sold by Mr. Thomas Snowden to Mr. Enoch Magruder; and also Negroes Tom, Moses, Fanny and Sarah; 1 feather bed and furniture and 10 head of cattle. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this October 22, 1760, Margaret Pile in the presence of James Beck, Thomas Williams and acknowledged before John Contee, Thomas Williams
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 98. At the request of Margaret Pile the following Deed was recorded November 1, 1760
      I Thomas Snowden in consideration of the love goodwill and affection which I have and bear unto my beloved sister-in-law Magaret Pile as also the sum of 10 pounds current money and likewise for divers other weighty causes and consideration me thereunto moving have given by these presents part of tract called "Northampton" containing 206 acres and beginning at a large stone the beginning of a parcel of land sold by Mr. Thomas Snowden to Mr. Enoch Magruder; and also Negroes Nabb, Anthony, Great Tom, Frank, Great Jenny, Mareer, Sue, Fanny, lucy, Sarah, Darkey, Sall, Charles, Beckey and Grace. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this October 21, 1760, Thomas Snowden in the presence of James Beck, Thomas Williams and acknowledged before John Contee, Thomas Williams and at the same time Mary Snowden w/o Thomas Snowden relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 102. At the request of Enoch Magruder the following Deed was recorded November 11, 1760
      Indenture made October 22, 1760; Thomas Snowden, Gentleman and Margaret Pile, widow in consideration of 300 pounds sterling of Great Britain paid by Enoch Magruder, merchant has sold parts of "Northampton", "Kettering" and "Addition to Kettering" containing 291-1/2 acres and beginning near the road that now leads from Mr. Rachael Spriggs to Upper Marborough Town and bounded by the dividing line between Edward Sprigg and Osborn Sprigg; as also that part of "Northampton" containing 9-3/4 acres and beginning in the branch that runs from the plantation of Mrs. Margaret Pile near where Dorothy Lucas lately lived and runs thence near the bridge over the main road next to John Cooke's Esqr. Signed Thomas Snowden, Margaret Pile in the presence of James Beck, Thomas Williams and acknowledged before John Contee, Thomas Williams and at the same time Mary Snowden w/o Thomas Snowden relinquished her right of dower

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