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

Walter Brooke

Male 1707 - 1741  (33 years)


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  • Name Walter Brooke 
    Born 29 Dec 1707  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1741  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I004028  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Mother Lucy Smith,   b. 1690, Calvert County, Maryland now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F01425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Brooke, Walter, Prince George's County, 31st Jan., 1740; 19th June, 1741.
      To wife Mary Ashcom, extx. and son Thomas and hrs., entire estate. Shd. Thomas die without hrs. testator desires that his bro. Isaac sell estate and divide the money bet. his 4 daus. Sarah and [unnamed]
      Test: Rachel Brooke, Lucy Brooke, Jr., Richard Brooke. MCW 22.358.
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      Mr. Walter Brooke 22.166 A PG 344.1.4 426.7.3 Oct 19 1745
      Payments to: Isaac Brook, Thomas Clarke, Thomas Swann, Sr., Richard Clemons.
      Payments to: Francis Waring, William Diggs, John Lawson, Richard Harrison, estate of John Beale, Samuel Beale, James Russell, Dr. Stwartt, Peter Fraizer, Mary Fraizier, Parigrin Mackness, David Crauford, Basil Beckwith, John James, John Hepburn, Esq., Nathaniel Magruder, Edward Trafford, Esq., Hooper Guynn, William Murdock, Esq., Thomas Clarke, A. Conte, Dr. Charles Stewart, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to (children, equally): Lucy, Thomas, Martha, Anne, Sarah Brooke.
      Executrix: Mrs. Mary Ashcom Brook.
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Recorded at request of Walter Brooke, 30 Aug 1738:
      Deed of Gift from Walter Brooke, Gent., to son Thomas; Negro girl Rachel, age ca 13 years; 5 Aug 1738; /s/ Walt. Brooke; wit. A. Frazer, John Docwra
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 623
      Recorded at request of Walter Brooke, 30 Aug 1738:
      Deed of Gift from Walter Brooke, Gent., to dau. Martha; Negro girl named Joyce ca 5 years of age; 5 Aug 1738; /s/ Walt. Brooke; wit. A. Frazer, John Docwra
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Recorded at request of Walter Brooke, 30 Aug 1738:
      Deed of Gift from Walter Brooke to dau. Anne; Negro girl named Nell ca 10 years of age; 5 Aug 1738; /s/ Walt. Brooke; wit. A. Frazer, John Docwra
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 624
      Recorded at request of Walter Brooke, 30 Aug 1738:
      Deed of Gift from Walter Brooke to dau. Lucy; Negro girl named Moll, age ca 13; 5 Aug 1738; /s/ Walt. Brooke; wit. A. Frazer, John Docwra
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      Folio 168 RICHARD BROOKE PG 04/26/1771 08/1 1/1783
      "being in perfect mind & memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Brooke --son
      -to have all that part of "Brookefield" whereon testator now lives along w/ all the rest of the estate both real and personal except for legacies
      2. Rev. Mr. Clement Brooke --brother
      -should testator's son Thomas die w/out issue, or should testator have no other children living, then the land is to descent to Clement.
      3. Isaac Brooke --grandson of testator's brother Walter Brooke
      -should testator's son and brother die w/out heirs, then the land is to fall to Isaac
      4. Richard Brandt --nephew and Godson
      -should all the above die w/out issue, then the land is to fall to him
      5. Heirs of Peter Dent and testator's sister Mary Dent
      -should all the above die w/out issue, then "Brookefield" to fall to their heirs
      6. Col. Samuel Beall and sister Eleanor Beall
      -should all the above die w/out issue, then "Brookefield" is to fall to them and their heirs
      7. Thomas Brooke --brother (and his 2nd wife the sister of Col. Mason of Virginia)
      -should all the above die w/out issue, then the land "Brookefield" is to fall to them and their heirs,
      -if all the above are "extinct" without heirs, then the land is to be used as an endowment for a college
      -"that the descendants of my Brother Thomas may not claim any Right of Inheritance to the aforesaid Land I inform my Heir in Possession that some time Between the years 1745 he my brother Thomas was summoned to provincial Court in an action wherein my Mother as Executrix to my Father was Defendant & my Brother Thomas in Order to be discharged from his attendance in Court entered a Disclamor to all pretentions of Inheritance besides my Fathers will gives a right to my Mother to dispose of these Lands in what manner she pleases and as I would chuse my part of Brookefield the only parcel of Land now in Possession of the Family by Inheritance of the vast Quantity held by my Grandfather should continue in the Family as long as they remain my will is that if any of the above Legatees that may be in Possessionof the above Land by virtue of my will (my Children or their issue excepted, should at any time Consent or endeavor to Alienate or sell the above Land wither by an Act of Assembly by fine and recovery in the Provincial Court or by any other method of bargain or sail whatever that ipsofacto He or she shall be Dispossessed of my sons part of Brookefield and the next Heir in succession shall come into the enjoyment of the said Land with as much right and power of Inheritance as if the offending Heir or Heiress & his or her Descendants were extinct."
      8. Rachel Brooke --wife
      -named executrix of the will and "as the expenses I have been at for the good of my Country in my last voyage to England together with the sums of money I have paid for my Mother would amount to more that the value of the Land" testator begs that the Assembly of Maryland act as trustee to his estate
      -to have the use and enjoyment of the remainder of the personal estate for her natural life or widowhood and the enjoyment of all real estate until testator's son Thomas comes of age, then to have the 1/2 of it for her natural life or widowhood, but if she remarries then to have her thirds of the personal estate and all the Negroes which her father gave her
      Witnesses: Sarah Johnson, Basil Waring,.3rd, Levi Gantt
      Then came: Levi Gantt
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Then came: Rachel Brooke, widow and executrix, who renounced the bequests of the will and elected to take her lawful thirds of the estate
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 445
      Walter Brooke registers cattle mark 21 Jun 1732