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

James Langworth

Male 1629 - 1662  (31 years)


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  • Name James Langworth  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1628/29  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 18 Aug 1660 and 5 Jun 1662  St. John's, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003251  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father John Langworth,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1646, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Agatha Green,   b. Abt 1604, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1639, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1620  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agatha Johnson,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Langworth,   b. Abt 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Langworth,   b. Abt 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Langworth,   b. Bef 1660, St. John's, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     4. John Langworth,   b. Aft 4 Sep 1660, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 4 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Langworth, James, St. John's, Charles Co. 18th Aug., 1660; -- -- --
      To wife Agatha, execx., 1/3 estate during life and all lands should she survive all child.
      To son William, 800 A. "St. John's"
      To son John, 300 A. on St. Clement's Bay and rights, 670 A. yet to be taken up.
      To dau. Mary and hrs., "St. John's," and residue of land to dau. Eliza:,
      in event of no sons surviving testator. In event of son or dau. being born after drawing of will, same to enjoy rights with sd. child. Should neither wife nor child. survive testator, following division of estate is made:
      To godson John Gardner, son of Luke Gardner, "St. John's."
      To goddau. and niece Eliza: Johnson, 300 A. on St. Clement's Bay.
      To goddau. and niece Mary Turner, dau. of brother Thomas Turner, land due me by warrant.
      To goddau. and niece Jane Constable, dau. of Marmaduke Constable, personalty at 18 yrs. of age.
      To brothers and sisters Luke Gardner and Elza: his wife, Thomas Turner and Emma his wife, of St. Clement's Bay, to kinsman Robert Greene and to Roman Catholic Church, personalty.
      Test: Zachary Wade, Henry Adams, Thos. Brooke, Thos. Simpson.
      Maryland Calendar of Wills Vol 1 pg 133

      Editors: One James Langworth was transported to Maryland between 1635 and 1641 according to Folio AB&H, Liber 95 (Gibb), and according to Liber Q, Folio 19, one James Langworth immigrated in 1647, and in 1651 transported his wife (unnamed) and one servant Rowland Rawlins. (ibid.) This latter record also states that this James Langworth was "brother-in-law" of Aemilia Johnson, and in his will dated 7 Jun 1656 (above), William Johnson refers to James Langworth as his brother. Emma did come to Maryland, where she married second Thomas Turner (see his will below) and third William Rosewell (see also his will, ref. Turner will notes). See also the 1693/4 will of William Langworth, son of James, (Calendar, Volume II, page 70; Liber 2, Folio 282) See also Combs &c. of St. Mary's, 1656-1699

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      John Langworth. Transported 1637-40. Servant. Living 1662 (brother to James, deceased.)
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, p. 101 and Liber 5, p. 125.

      James Langworth m. Agatha Johnson.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 17 (Johnson) and 17-18 (Langworth), (2) Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber Q, p. 19, and Liber 4, p. 530, and (3) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 41, pp. 564-5.
      James d. testate (but will not probated and no estate records for him) in Charles Co., Md. between Feb. 12, 1660/1 and June 5, 1662.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 17-18, (2) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, p. 123, and (3) Archives of Maryland, Vol. 41, pp. 559-561 and 563-565.

      James and Agatha had 4 children: William, John, Mary and Elizabeth Langworth.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, pp. 17-18. In Aug. 1665

      Agatha and her children were attacked by Indians in Charles Co. Agatha survived the attack, but son John Langworth and another of Agatha’s children, presumably either dau. Mary Langworth or dau. Elizabeth Langworth, were killed.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 2, pp. 15-16, and Vol. 49, pp. 481-484.

      Agatha was still living on Sep. 27, 1665 but appears to have left Charles Co. by Mar. 10, 1667/8, and no later record has been found for her or her daughters.
      Sources: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 49, p. 482, and Vol. 60, pp. 117 and 126. Son William Langworth is not mentioned in the Indian attack and he either survived or was not living at home at the time.

      June 19, 1650 - James Langworth, aged 20 years or thereabouts, saith that about 2 years ago, ....
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 10, p. 29.

      Apr. 8, 1653 - "Mills Birch," 150 acres lying on a run at the head of St. Clement's Bay [St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's Co., Md.], surveyed Apr. 8, 1653 for Nicholas Mills.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, p. 318.
      Comment: According to Dr. Lois G. Carr's "Men's Career Files," this record, the next record and the Nov. 29, 1667 record below show that the land "Mills Birch," was sold by Nicholas Mills to James Langworth prior to Langworth's death and by 1707 had been renamed "Ann Langworth."

      Apr. 8, 1653 - "Ann Langworth," 150 acres in St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's Co., Md., surveyed Apr. 8, 1653 for Nicholas Mills on the west side the run at the head of St. Clements Bay. Possessor: James Martin. Also 150 acres more, the same day, surveyed for said Mills on the east side of the said Run at the head of the Bay. Possessor: James Martin.
      Source: T.L.C. Genealogy, "St. Mary's County, Maryland,
      Rent Rolls, 1639-1771," p. 44.

      Apr.-Sep. 1656 - William Johnson sold a maid servant to James Langworth; Capt. William Mitchell sues Langworth to recover the maid servant; Johnson sold the maid servant to Langworth contrary to the instructions of Mitchell who had imported her to Maryland for the use of his (Mitchell’s) children; Langworth is ordered to deliver the maid servant to Mitchell.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 10, pp. 451-2 and 461.

      Apr. 1658 and Jan. 13, 1659/60 - Sister Emma Turner on April 1658 assigned to me James Langworth of St. Mary's, gentleman, rights to 1050 acres; I do relinquish my right and deliver the same unto my said sister Emma Turner on Jan. 13, 1659/60.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 4, p. 530.

      Sep. 1660 - Cattle marks for James, William, Mary & Elizabeth Langworth.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber A, p. 104.

      June 5, 1662 - Emma Turner, age 32, stated that several times she heard her brother-in-law Mr. James Langworth say .... And at the dwelling house of Mr. Turner's where Mr. Langworth then lived ....
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 41, p. 563.

      July 21, 1662 - John Langworth brother to James Langworth, deceased, demands a warrant formerly granted unto James Langworth and left by will to the said John Langworth for 625 acres of land, dated Aug. 15, 1659, returnable by the 25th of March next then ensuing, to be renewed together with an addition of 50 acres more being for the rights of Elizabeth Bramley, being attested by Luke Gardiner that no rights were formerly taken up by anyone for the said Bramley.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, p. 125

      Apr. 13, 1665 - "St. John's Landing," containing 300 acres in St. Mary's Co., Md., patented to Luke Gardner. Location: West St. Mary's Manor. St. Mary's County on the west side of St. Clement's Bay beginning at a bound gum of the land of Thomas Dignard [sic.] Also adjoins the land of John, orphan of James Longwort

      Nov. 29, 1667 - "St. John's Landing" [St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's Co., Md.], surveyed Nov. 29, 1667
      for Luke Gardiner, lying on the head of St. Clement's Bay, beginning at an old bounded oak, the bounded tree of the land formerly laid out for Nicholas Mills, but now possessed by the children of Capt. James Langworth, deceased, ....
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 11, p. 116
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      Archives of Maryland, Volume 4, Court and Testamentary Business, 1649. Page 506;
      29 Sept 1649 James Langworth his Marke for Cattell Viz: the right Eare slitt and the left Eare cropt and a peice taken round out of the upper side
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      Contributed by Margaret Whippee

      Source: Maryland Archives Microfilm Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 1, p. 112 & Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, pp. 23, 95.
      SR7344
      19 June 1641
      James Neale, Gent. Demandeth one thousand acres of land to him by conditions of Plantation for transporting into this Province himself and 5 serv. Viz., John Court, Francis Pope, James Longworth, William King and Thomas Demar since the year 1635.
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 8th of October 1658
      65. Richard Trew, Plt.; Mr. Henrie Addames, Def.; regarding 2700# of tobacco of Thomas Greene, Esq., deceased, who is indebted to Major Thomas Celey in Virginia; mentions Mr. James Langworth; to be sent down to the Charles County Court
      67. Richard Trew, Plt.; Mr. Hennerie Adames, Def.; case sent down from the Provincial Court held at St. Leonard's in Calvert County for the opinion of this Court; regarding debt value 700# of tobacco from Mr. Thomas Greene (former Governor of Maryland) to Maj. Thomas Caeley in Virginia ... Mr. Greene's estate in hands of Mr. Hennerie Addames and Mr. James Langworth [Margin: 18 Jan 1658; Execution was taken out by John Courts who had part of this order assigned over unto him by the plaintive Richard Trew]
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 24 Nov 1658
      89. John Dodman, Plt.; Richard Trew, Def.; mentions Mr. Nicolaus Hogward, Mr. Hen. Addames, Mr. James Langworth; in trust for Mr. Thomas Greene, deceased
      90. John Courts, Plt.; Richard Trew, Def.; mentions Hen. Addams, Mr. James Langworth; in trust to the estate of Mr. Thomas Greene, Governor, deceased
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 6 Jun 1660
      217. Mr. James Langworth records letter of attorney in open court:
      Samuell Tilghman of Ratcliffe of Middlesex County, commander of the Golden Fortune of London, appoints James Langworth of St. Clements Hundred as his attorney; 7 May 1759; Is/ Sam. Tilghman; wit. Philip Calvert, L. Barber
      Authority to James Langworth to dispose of goods and ship goods; 23 Mar 1659/60; /s/ Sam Tilghman; wit. Zachary wade, Luke Gardiner
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 4 Sep 1660
      257. James Langworth enters his mark of hogs and cattle
      258. William Langworth enters his mark of hogs and cattle
      259. Mary Langworth enters her mark of hogs and cattle
      260. Elisabeth Langworth enters her mark of hogs and cattle
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      Liber A, Page 120; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Mr. James Langworth demands warrant against John Tomkinson for mutinous and seditious words; subpoena for Mathias Obrian, James Johnson, William Allin, Daniell Gourdian.
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 307; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Capt. James Langworth was informed that John Tomkinson had spoken "reproachful words" much tending to the disturbance of the peace; Tomkinson ordered to make appearance at court; Samuel Palmer, Daniell Gordian and Mathias Obrian to give oath.
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 308; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Mathias Obrian, -age ca 33 years, states that John Tomkinson, in the presence of William Allen and James Johnson, said there were 30 of the inhabitants of this province to be hanged including Zacharie Wade, Joseph Harrison, William Heard and several others
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 309; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Samuell Palmer, age ca 33 years, states he heard two Virginians who now lives at Mr. Haigates (Haggess?) say that 50 men were to be hanged ... including Lt. Robert Troope and Thomas Allen
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 310; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Daniell Gordian swears same as Palmer
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 311; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Mr. James Linsey confesses judgment for 444# of tobacco unto John Wheeler of Capt. James Langworth's company, Ensign; to be paid 10 Nov next
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      Liber A, Page 120, folio 312; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      In the judgment of the Court, the preceding oaths clears John Tomkinson of the afsd. mutinous words; order to apprehend the said Virginian
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      Liber A, Page 123, folio 324; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      Mr. James Langworth enters a caveat against the estate of Hennery Lilly for 300# of tobacco or thereabouts
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 23 October 1660,
      269. John Wheeler stands indebted to Daniell Johnson 455# of tobacco and cask for which he formerly obtained an order; James Langworth confessing judgment for the said debt in open court
      280. John Wheeler, planter, indebted unto James Langworth for 2000# of tobacco and cask; binds himself to deliver all his crop of tobacco now growing or in house and his cattle; 20 Sep 1660; /s/ John Wheeler (mark); wit. William Robeson, Tho. Simpson
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 11 December 1660
      305. Philip Calvert, Esq., Lt. and Chief Governor of the Province of Maryland, to: James Langworth, Thomas Stone, Hennerie Addames, Francis Pope, James Linsey, Christopher Russell, Thomas Baker, Gentlemen, greeting:
      Taking into serious consideration the distracted condition of this Province for the present and that justice may not be delayed to the endamagment of any person these are the names of the Lord Proprietary to impower you or any four or more of you whereof the said James Langworth, Thomas Stone or Hennery Addames to be always one to take into your custody the old Commission for the peace and government of Charles County together with the records of the said County and by the rules and orders in the said commission prescribes justice to all persons to administer within the said County until further orders from me given under my hand and seal of the Council this 12 Jan 1661; /s/ Philip Calvert
      I do likewise appoint Nicholas Guither High Sheriff of the Charles County and George Thompson clerk of said County for the time being; /s/ Philip Calvert
      306. The Oath of the Commissioners of Charles County; to do equal right to the poor and the rich to the best of your cunning wit and power and after the presidents and customs of this Province and Acts of Assembly thereof....to hold sessions and courts as directed ... collect all fines
      Mr. James Langworth demands warrant against John Tomkinson for mutinous and seditious words; subpoena for Mathias Obrian, James Johnson, William Allin, Daniell Gourdian
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      Liber A, Charles County Circuit Court, 12 Jan 1661/2, Page 121
      Court held 12 Feb 1661/2
      Commissioners Present: Capt. James Langworth,
      Mr. Hennery Addames, Mr. Thomas Baker,
      Mr. Francis Pope, Mr. James Linsey

      307. Capt. James Lngworth was informed that John Tomkinson had spoken,, reproachful words" much tending to the disturbance of the peace; Tomkinson ordered to make appearance at court; Samuel Palmer, Daniell Gordian and Mathias Obrian to give oath
      308. Mathias Obrian, age ca 33 years, states that John Tomkinson, in the presence of William Allen and James Johnson, said there were 30 of the inhabitants of this province to be hanged including Zacharie Wade, Joseph Harrison, William Heard and several others
      309. Samuell Palmer, age ca 33 years, states he heard two Virginians who now lives at Mr. Haigates say that 50 men were to be hanged ... including Lt. Robert Troope and Thomas Allen
      3 10. Daniell Gordian swears same as Palmer
      311. Mr. James Linsey confesses judgment for 444# of tobacco unto John Wheeler of Capt. James Langworth's company, Ensign; to be paid 10 Nov next
      312. In the judgment of the Court, the preceding oaths clears John Tomkinson of the afid. mutinous words; order to apprehend the said Virginian
      324. Mr. James Langworth enters a caveat against the estate of Hennery Lilly for 300# of tobacco or thereabouts
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      Archives of Maryland, Volume 0041, Page 0564 - Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662; Liber P. C. R. p. 1076; Thursday 5th of June 1662; which Mr Langworth payd to Mr Gardner on my Accompt not long before his death . . . one of the feoffees Mr James Langworth decd who had ....
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 380
      [part abstract] ...The 10# of powder which Thomas Baker had was repaid him for the 10# of powder which Capt. James Langworth purchased of his when by your order he had raised his company and put them in a warlike posture expecting your further command; /s/ Henry Addames
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber H, Page 299
      20 Feb 1679/80; Indenture from William Langworth of St Mary's Co, Gent, son and heir of James Langworth, dec'd, to Rando. Hanson, Gent.; for 19,000* tobacco; a parcel of land called St John's on the north side of Piscataway River; containing 800 acres; formerly surveyed for John Jarboe 18 Nov 1658; /s/ William Langworth; wit. Thomas Lomax, William Thomas
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 404
      24 Dec 1720; Recorded at request of Richard Wade:
      30 Apr 1658; Patent from Lord Baltimore to Zachary Wade and William Hatton for 500 acres by assignment from John Lawson; a tract on the north side of the Potomac; bounded by Lawsons Marsh; in Manor of St. Mary's; 24 Mar 1659 William Hatton of St. Mary's Co. assigns his rights to Zachariah Wade

  • Sources 
    1. [S044767] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 1.