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

James Middleton

Male 1726 - 1790  (64 years)


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  • Name James Middleton  [1
    Born 29 Mar 1726  Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1790  Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003756  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father James Middleton,   b. 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1769, Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Sarah Smith,   b. Abt 1700, Jordan, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Jordan, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1716  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Anne Jenkins,   b. Bef 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married Aft 1746  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Middleton,   b. Abt 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Taliaferro County, Georgia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. James Middleton,   b. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 13 Nov 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     3. Eleanor Middleton,   b. Aft 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1828, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
     4. Ignatius Middleton,   b. 5 Aug 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1816, Portobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F02936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine MNU Middleton,   b. Bef 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Apr 1799, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1783  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Middleton,   b. 11 Feb 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1839, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Elizabeth Middleton,   b. 4 Sep 1787, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1827, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F02937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 490.
      James Middleton Sr's Will.
      I, James Middleton of CC, am sick & weak of body but of sound mind & memory & disposing judgment. Firstly, I want my just debts paid, out of the monies due me.
      To my wife Catharine Middleton - the following Negroes, viz, Benjamin, Simon, Terry (the wife of Benjamin), Agnes, Jane, Peter, John Baptist, Judy, & Bess.
      To my son Ignatius Middleton - the following Negroes, viz, Philip, Jack, Charity, Anastasia, Cicily, Alice, Mary, Clare, Dick, & Ann.
      To my son James - the following Negroes, viz, Bob,
      Alexander, Harr[y], .. Lucy, Christopher, Sophia, Jacob, & Gerard.
      To my daughter Eleanor Thompson - the following Negroes, viz, Milley, Moses, Charles, Sam, Stephen, Isaac, Monica, Clem .. ls, Rachel, Frank, Ralph, Anne (daughter of Milly), and Cealey.
      To my son Francis Middleton - the following Negroes, viz, Sarah, Leptise, Amy, Will, Neil (a boy), Leu, Aramintha, & luke, provided my wife Catharine shall abide by this, my Will, so far as respects the disposition of my Negroes & other personal property. But if my wife refuses to comply, then the bequest to my son Francis shall be void, and I will bequeath to Francis 5 current money, instead of the Negroes I had bequeathed him, and sd Negroes then to be equally divided between my sons ignatius and James and daughter Eleanor Thompson.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Middleton - the following Negroes, viz, Polly, George, Nicholas, Abraham, a girl called Sarah, Philis, Roger, & Aaron, provided my wife Catharine Middleton shall abide by this, my Will, so far as it respects the disposition of my Negroes & other personal property. If my wife does not comply, then this bequest to my daughter Elizabeth shall be void, and, instead, I will give her 5 current money, and her bequeathed Negroes divided between my 3 children, Ignatius, James, & Eleanor Thompson.
      To my son Ignatius Middleton - the 14 following Negroes, being the Negroes I purchased of Edward Jinkins, viz, James, Young Monica, Henry, Terry, Chloe, Cealy, Robert, Cecily, old Monica, George, Agnes, Rachael, Alice, & Jenny, a child about 2 months old. I want Ignatius to find my sister, Sarah Jenkins, & her 4 daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, & Charity Jenkins, necessary clothing & victuals during my sd sister's life & the single life of her 4 daughters, out of the produce & profits from the afd 14 Negroes last bequeathed to him,
      To my son James Middleton - 6 cows, 6 sheep, & one fourth of my hogs.
      To my daughter Eleanor Thompson - 2 cows.
      To my son Ignatius James [sic] & my daughter Eleanor - my young horse called Alonzo.
      To my wife Catharine & my son Ignatius - the rest of my cattle, sheep, hogs, & all my household furniture, to be equally divided between them.
      To my wife Catharine & my son Ignatius & my son James - all my kitchen furniture, to be equally divided between them.
      To my wife Catharine - one third of the following tracts of land: part of a tract called Jordan whereon I now dwell, part of a tract called Middletons & Askins Progress, also a vacancy that I have added to the sd tract, during her natural life or widowhood. But in case she marries, then she shall relinquish her thirds in the above land, and shall have one third of the land herein bequeathed to my son Francis, during her natural life.
      To my 2 sons, Ignatius & James - all that tract of land called Jordan, that I now dwell on. Also all that tract of land called Middletons & Askins Progress, & all the vacant lands that I have added to sd lands, reserving one third part of sd lands to my wife Catharine, during her natural life or widowhood, my son Ignatius to have his part of sd lands where I now dwell, including the mill, reserving to my other children, the privilege of having grain for their families' use ground free from toll, and my son James to have his part of sd lands laid off in the land that I purchased of my brother, Smith Middleton & in that part called the old quarter, to he equally divided between them.
      To my son Francis Middleton - all those tracts of land that I have a deed of trust for from Edward Jinkins, containing about 340 acres. Also, all that tract I bought of John Barton, Ignatius & Henrietta Mongomery, called Pyes Hardstrife, containing about 39 acres, Also all that tract of land I bought of the State of Maryland, called Mongomerys Adventure, containing about 38 acres, reserving to my son Ignatius the use of a tract of land called Batchelors hope, containing about 180 acres, during the natural life of my sister Sarah Jenkins & also reserving my wife's thirds if she marries.
      The rest of my personal estate is to be equally divided between my wife & my children, Ignatius, James, Eleanor, Francis, & Elizabeth. But if my wife does not abide by this bequest, then after her third part is paid, the residue shall he equally divided between my children, Ignatius, James, & Eleanor. My will is that 7 10 shillings current money that Edward Jenkins subscribed for building a chapel shall be paid out of my estate.
      Executors: my 2 sons, Ignatius & James.
      Signed Aug 10, 1790 - James Middleton, Wit - Alexr
      McPherson, Jeremiah Dyer, :Henry Mudd.
      Probated on Sep 14, 1790 by Ignatius Middleton, acting executor and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses, James Middleton Jr, one of the appointed executors, refused to act as executor.
      Letters of Administration were granted to Ignatius Middleton; his securities were John Baptist Thompson & James Middleton Jr.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 6. James Middleton Sr - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Negro men: Dick (aged about 38 years), Stepen (31), Simon (carpenter, 26), Benjamin (26), Philip (carpenter, 23) , Jacob (19) , Jack (17). Negro lad Charles (age 15). Negro boys: Will (age 13), Ralph (10), Jerard (8). Negro man Ned (old and infirm). Negro women: Clare (aged about 42), Bess (41), Monica (32), Sarah (28), Jane (25), Catharine (24), Anne (sickly, 22), Nan (sickly, 21), Charity (21), Cecily (19), Terry (18). Negro girls: Rachael (17), Agnes (16), Judy (16), Sophia (15), Patty (sickly, 13), Phillis (11), Mary (9). Negro boys: Peter (9), Luke (7), Ned (5), Clem (5) , John Baptist ( 4) , Levin ( 4) , Abraham (4), George (2), Roger (l), Aaron (7 months), Nicholas (6 months). Negro girls: Aminta (8 years), Lydia (6), Sarah (4), Amy (2), Alice (infirm, 2) , Anastasia (6 months). Negro girl child Cealy (3 months old). Negro boy-child Oswell (3 months). Note, 6 Negroes given and delivered in marriage to James Middleton Jr, and likewise given in Will (not appraised). Note, 8 Negroes given likewise in marriage to Eleanor Thompson and also in Will (not appraised).
      Negro men: James (aged about 56 years), Jerry (52), Robert (23), George (20). Negro boy Harry (11). Negro women: Agnes (aged about 41 years), Old Monica (37), Young Monica (31), Chloe (22), Cecily (17). Negro girls: Rachael (5), Alice (2), Cealy (l). Negro child Jenny (5 months).
      Total amount: 2707.11.3-l/2.
      Signed Jan 20, 1791 - Alexr McPherson, Henry Boarman. Kin: James Middleton, Eleanor Thompson.
      Acting executor: Ignatius Middleton.
      Certified by John Muschett, Register of Wills.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 14. James Middleton Sr. Additional Inventory, Late of CC, decd.
      Additional inventory of the goods & chattels of the decd, which were omitted last Jan 20.
      Total amount: 23.18.11.
      Signed Feb 23, 1791 - Alexr McPherson, Henry Boarman. Kin: James Middleton, Eleanor Thompson.
      Acting executor: Ignatius Middleton.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      MIDDLETON, JAMES, Charles Co. 5 Aug, 1769;6 Oct. 1769
      To son James Middleton, all the mannor land that joins on the west side of the land that I gave him by a deed, as far as the main road that goes from Zachia Bridges to Edw. Jenkins.
      To son Ignatius Middleton, at decease of his mother, slaves.
      To wife Sarah, use of household goods.
      To dau. Martha Middleton, some slaves.
      Children: Smith, James, Ignatious, Mary Hawkins, Sarah Jenkins, Charity Davis and Martha Middleton.
      Friend: Walter Maddox.
      Ex: Dau, Martha, to have remainder of mannor land.
      Wits Thomas Jones, John Green, James McDaniel. 37.390
      ===
      Mike, This is my direct line. James was married twice that we know of.
      James Middleton Sr., married 1st Mary Anne Jenkins d/o Edward Jenkins Sr and Mary Cole. Mary Anne is the sister of Edward Jenkins Jr that married Sarah Middleton [also my line].
      James Sr married 2nd Catherine MNU.

      James Middleton and Mary Anne Jenkins issue:
      Elizabeth married Joseph Thompson Jr
      Eleanor married John Baptist Thompson
      James Jr. married Nancy "Ann" Corry
      Ignatius who died single

      James Middleton and Catherine MNU issue:
      Francis Middleton, b February 11, 1784, Charles County, MD
      Elizabeth Middleton, b September 04, 1787, Charles County, MD

      Source for James Middleton Sr and Catherine MNU children:
      The MIDDLETONS and Kindred Families of Southern MD, Daniel B. Lloyd 1975
      ===
      Shirley Middleton Moller 2007-05-14 13:18:56
      Mike,
      To put an end to the confusion as to how the James Middletons are addressed:Robert Middleton, James Middleton m/Sarah Smith, James Middleton, Sr. m/1st Mary Anne Jenkins m/Catherine MNU, James Middleton, Jr. m/Nancy "Ann" Corry.
      Shirley
      ===
      Shirley Middleton Moller 2007-05-14 13:46:51
      An abstract of the Will of James Middleton that d ca 1790 in Charles County, MD.

      Charles Co Wills Liber AI -10 f 490
      Aug 10, 1790;Sep 14 1790
      To my wife Catherine Middleton, 9 negroes and other personalty;during widowhood one third of the following tracts
      pt of Jordan, the dwelling plantation; Middletons and Askins Progress; but if she marries, then one third of the land to son Francis Middleton.
      To my son Ignatius Middleton, 10 negroes and 14 bought of Edward Jenkins
      To my son James, 10 negroes
      To my dau Eleanor Thompson, 15 negroes
      Son Francis Middleton, 8 negroes
      Dau Elizabeth Middleton, 8 negroes
      Sister Sarah Jenkins and her 4 daus, Eliza, Mary, Sarah and Charity, personalty
      To sons James and Ignatius the dwelling plantation Jordan and Middletons and Askins Progress and all vacant land, reserving one third for use of wife during widowhood; son Ignatius to have pt where mill stands, the other children to have free grinding; son James to have his portion laid out on the land bought of brother Smith Middleton and pt called the old quarters
      To son Francis, tract which I have deed of trust from Edward Jenkins; 340 acres bought of John Barton, Ignatius and Henrietta Montgomery called Pyes Hard Shift and also bought of State of MD called Mongomerys Adventure
      To son Ignatius Batchelors Hope 108 acres during the life of sister Sarah Jenkins
      To wife and children - Ignatius, James, Eleanor, Francis and Elizabeth the residue equally, but if wife refused to abide by this, then after her thirds be paid, the residue be divided equally among sd children.
      Exs: My two sons Ignatius and James
      Wit: Alex Mcpherson, Jeremiah Dyer, Henry Mudd
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 177.
      Francis Middleton (a minor) - Inventory.
      An inventory of the goods and chattels paid to Mrs. Catharine Middleton for the use of her son, Francis Middleton (minor & legatee) of Mr. James Middleton Sr, late of CC, decd, Feb 24, 1791.
      Negro woman Sarah (aged 28 years as per inventory). Negro boys: Will (13), Luke (7), Ned (5), Levin (4). Negro girls: Aminta (8), Lydia (6), Amy (2).
      I gave 33/9 cash for the purpose of saving the fruit last year & now divided.
      Total amount: 239.11.83/4.
      Received Feb 4, 1792 of Ignatius Middleton, acting executor of Mr. James Middleton, decd, the just sums of 0.5.7-1/2 specie, and 239.11.8.3 current money in goods and chattels as above mentioned, being for the use of my son, Francis Middleton (minor & legatee) of the sd decd. Signed - Catharine (X her mark) Middleton. Wit - Edward Boone_
      N.B. The above was renewed and a receipt given on Dec 31, 1792, in the presence of John Pidgeon Blanford & Jerom Osbourn, of which this is a duplicate thereof.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 178. Elizabeth Middleton (a minor) - Inventory.
      An inventory of the goods & chattels paid to Mrs. Catharine Middleton for the use of her daughter, Elizabeth Middleton (Minor & Legatee) of Mr. James Middleton Sr, late of CC, decd, Feb 24, 1791.
      Negro woman Catharine (aged 24 years as per inventory). Negro girls: Patty (sickly, 12), Phillis (11), Sarah (4). Negro boys: Abraham ( 4) , George (2), Roger (1) , Aaron ( 7 months), Nicholas (6 months).
      1/6th part of 4 cider casks 1 barrel for which I purchased
      for saving the fruit last fall and now divided.
      Total amount: 217.1,6,
      Received Feb 4, 1792 of Ignatius Middleton, acting executor of Mr. James Middleton Sr, decd, the just sums of 0.5.74 specie, and 217.1.6 current money in goods and chattels as above mentioned, being for the use of my daughter, Elizabeth Middleton (minor & legatee) of the sd decd. Whereas I have had the use of the abovesd Negroes last year, I do hereby agree to allow what the hire would be, for the use of my sd daughter. Signed - Catharine (X her mark) Middleton. Wit - Edward Boone.
      N.B. The above was renewed and a receipt given on Dec 31, 1792, of which this is a duplicate thereof, in the presence of Jno P. Blanford & Jerom Osbourn
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 265. Mar 14, 1772 from Ignatius Middleton of CC, Gentleman, to James Middleton of CC, Gentleman, for 225 , a parcel of land in CC that my father and mother, James and Sarah Middleton, made over to me by deed of gift, called Jorden, bounded by Jorden branch where the Old Coach Road crosses sd Branch, which is the road that comes from the New Bridges to John Smith of Jordan Plantation, where he now lives, so up with the small branch that runs through the corn field to the head of sd branch and then a west course to the Mill Branch, then with Mill Branch until it comes to the road that goes from the New Bridges to Edward Jenkins, thence to Samuel Baggott, containing about 150 acres. Signed - Igns Middleton. Wit - Danl Jenifer*, Jas Craik*. Recorded May 27, 1772.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 218. Feb 9, 1786 from John Barton Montgomery (planter), Ignatius Montgomery (carpenter), and Henneretta Montgomery (Widow of John) of CC, to James Middleton of CC (planter), for 3160 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Pyes Hardship, lying in CC, containing about 39-1/2 acres. Signed - John Barton (X his mark) Montgomery, Igns Montgomery, Henneritta (X her mark) Montgomery. Wit - John Morton, Benn Dyson (CC JPs). Catharine Montgomery, the wife of the sd John Barton Montgomery, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Feb 11, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 213. Mar 1, 1788 from Smith Middleton of CC, to James Middleton of CC, planter, for 300 150 acres of a tract of land called Jourdan, lying in CC, "to be part of sd Jourdan tract", which was deeded by James Middleton and Sarah, his wife (both decd) to sd Smith Middleton, their son, to be laid off adjoining and nearest to the other part of sd Jourdan, which sd James Middleton bought of Ignatius Middleton (decd) and now holds. Signed - Smith Middleton_ Wit - RichBarnes*, G. Dent*. Recorded Mar 1, 1788.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 333-222: PYES HARDSHIFT: 323 acres; Possession of - 323 Acres - Tuckings, Thomas: Surveyed 15 May 1703 for Charles Pye beginning at a bound White Oak on the East side of a branch called Jordan.:

  • Sources 
    1. [S044841] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.