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

Robert Dr. Pottinger

Male 1694 - 1738  (44 years)


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  • Name Robert Dr. Pottinger 
    Born 25 Feb 1693/94  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1738  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I007811  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Pottinger,   b. 1662, Lambourne, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1735, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Mills,   b. 1666, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt Oct 1687  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Evans,   b. 1696, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1768, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1716  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Pottinger,   b. 1717, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Rock Creek, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Robert Pottinger,   b. Abt 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Eleanor Pottinger,   b. Abt 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Anne Pottinger,   b. Abt 1724, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     5. John Pottinger,   b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Pottinger,   b. Abt 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Richard Pottinger,   b. Abt 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rachel Pottinger,   b. 1730, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1807, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Sarah Pottinger,   b. Abt 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F05112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Pottenger, Robert, Prince George 's Co., 20th Mch., 1735-6 ; 5th. June, 1738.
      To wife Ann, extx., 1/3 of personal estate; certain personalty during life, to pass at her death to son John; also dwelling plantation with 174 A. during life, on condition she quit her rights and title in "Green's Delight," which is hereafter given to dau. Mary.
      To son John and hrs., after his mother's death, lands before given to wife; he dying without issue to pass to youngest son Richard and hrs.
      To son Robert and hrs., 26 A. adj. to that land his grandfather left him and adj. to the free school.
      To sons John and Robert and dau. Elizabeth Bowie, personalty.
      To sons John and Robert and their hrs., half of the house and lot at Queen Ann Town. Residue of personal estate to be divided among four other daus., viz: Ann, Rachel, Sarah and Ellenor. Shd. any of the 4 die before marriage, survivors to divide portion of dec'd. Children to be taught to read and write, sons to have benefit of labour at age of 15.
      Test: Peter McKean (McClane), Abel Adgate, Clara Holmes.
      Probate shows Clara Holmes to be wife of Peter Mackeen.
      22nd April, 1738. To dau. Mary, an equal part with 4 other daus. Test: Mary Evans. 21.886
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      Mr. Robert Pottinger 23.433 PG 539.6.l Jul 19 1738 Nov 29 1738
      Appraisers: William Smith, John Lamar.
      Mentions: John Bowie, Jr., Clement Hill, Jr., John Smith Prather.
      Next of kin: John Pottinger.
      Executrix: Mrs. Ann Pottinger
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      Mr. Robert Potinger 17.215 A PG 539.6.1 Jun 27 1739
      Received from: Mrs. Thompson (executrix of Christopher Thompson), Jos. Adams (merchant in London), John Hanbury, Phill. & Martin Smith.
      Payments to: John Satton, William Beal, Jr., Thomas Busfield, Peter Mackean, John Brown, John Smith Prather, Samuell Erving, Francis Hall, James Russell, Samuell Evans, David Crawford, Clement Hill, Jr., John Orme, William Diggs, Priscilla Crab, Samuel Magruder, Dr. Patrick Simms.
      Legatees: John Potinger (son), John Bowie for his wife (unnamed, daughter). Executrix: Mrs. Ann Potinger.
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      5 JUN 1738 in Will 20 Mar 1735,,Prov. 5 Jun 1738

      Robert lived at "Pottinger's Desire" in Prince George County, MD which was given him by his father.

      Dr. Robert Pottinger, b 1694, d 1738. Will probated P. G. County, June 5, 1738. Md. Cal. of Wills, Vol. VII, folio 249. Also Liber 21, folio 886, P. G. Co.

      m 1716 Anne Evans. Her will probated Feb. 3, 1768. Issue:

      [1], John; [2], Robert; [3], Mary; [4], Richard; [5], Elizabeth, m Bowie; [6], Ann, b 1736, m James Beall of Ninian, of Alexander the immigrant; [7], Rachel, m [2] Zadock Magruder; 8], Sarah; [9], Eleanor, m Thomas McGill. Had sons Richard and John.
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      John Pottingor, Jr. 4.49 PG 237.0.7
      Appraisers; Thomas ODell, Allexander Beall,
      creditors; Richard Lancaster, Pattrick Heppburn.
      Next of kin: Samuell Pottinger (brother), Robertt Pottinger (brother).
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      Demall, John, Prince George's County, 8th April, 1725; 28th June, 1727.
      To wife Mary, extx., and hrs., dwell. plan. and personal estate both here and in Great Britain,
      Overseer: Cousin Robert Pottenger.
      Test: Brock Mockbie, Thomas Wood, Robert Pottenger. MCW 19.228.
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      John Demall 9.240 A PG 218.19.1 E246.3.10 Jan 10 1728
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of 30.15.11.
      Payments to: Thomas Lancaster paid by Robert Pottinger, Dr. Richard Pile paid by Robert Pottinger, Thomas Bushell, Philemon Lloyd, Esq., Richard Beall for fee at suit of Dr. Richard Pile, Mr. Alexander Fraser for fee at suit of Thomas Lancaster, Mr. Peter Dent, William Holland & Phillip Lee & Thomas Brooke, Jr., Esq., Charles Calvert, Esq.
      Mentions: family (unnamed).
      Executrix: Mary Demall (widow, relict). Came also Robert Pottinger.
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      John Pottenger 15.269 A PG 252.5.7 Mar 8 1736
      The amount of the accounts also included 58.7.0 sterling.
      Received from: John Digges, Jane Edmonston, James DeNune, John Riddle, Samuel Pottenger (accountant), Robert Pottenger (accountant).
      Payments to: Richard Isaac who married a daughter (unnamed), Richard Purnell who married a daughter (unnamed), Zephaniah Wade who married a daughter (unnamed), Hannah Ewing, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Peter Dent, Alexander Contee.
      Legatees: Samuel Pottenger (1/7th), Robert Pottenger (1/7th), Sarah Pottenger paid to her guardian Zephaniah Wade.
      Executors: Samuel Pottenger, Robert Pottenger.
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      Ray, William, Prince George's County, 25th July, 1732; 12th Jan., 1737/8.
      To son William, daus, Elizabeth Boyd, Jane Ward. Magdalen Locker, Mary Swearingan, Francis Whittner and Anne Norris, 5s. each.
      To granddau. Francis Boyd, son Joseph, his son William, personalty.
      To son Joseph, ex., and hrs., residue of personal estate.
      To grandson John, son of son Joseph, and hrs., 60 A. of "Charles and Thomas," on W. side Rock Ck.
      To grandson William, son of son Joseph, and hrs., dwelling plantation "Beal's Hunting Quarter."
      Test: John Pottenger, Samuel Pottenger, Robert Pottenger, John Ridle. MCW 21. 846.
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      Holmes, Edward, Sr., Prince George's County, 19th Sept., 1736; 1st May, 1739.
      To wife Martha, 1/3 of personal estate both here and in Great Britain, absolutely, 1/3 of "Plummer's Pleasure" during life, at her decease to grandson Edward and hrs. grandson Edward and hrs., residue of afsd. tract, he dying without issue to pass to his youngest sister Elizabeth, she dying without issue to Rachel Holmes and so on.
      To son William, grand-daus. Mary, Sary, Jemima, Virginiarlinday,, Rachel and Elizabeth Holmes, grand-dau. Clara Mackeen, and Rev. John Orme, personalty. Legacies to granddaus. to be pd. them. at marriage. Residue of estate to grandson Edward, and hrs,
      Exs.: Wife Martha, grandson Edward Holmes, and Robert Pottenger.
      Overseers: Samuel Pottenger, Thomas Allen, John Bowie, Jr.
      Test: William Brewer, William Beall, Elizabeth Beall. MCW 22. 59.
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      Duvall, Mary, Prince George's County, 20th Jan,1739; 26th June, 1740.
      To child. of cous. Anne Pottonger, personalty in payment for services rendered by their deceased father Robert.
      To cous. Brock and Edward Mockbee, to Alice Ray, wife of Joseph, and to William Smith, personalty,
      To Nathan Smith, dwelling plantation.
      Ex.: William Smith.
      Test: George Parker, Archibald Smith, Mary Soaper. MCW 22.2
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      Samuel Purnell 80.332 AA 72.8.5 Mar 2 1763
      Appraisers: Samuel Lain (son of Joseph Lain) John Brown.
      Creditors: Henry Darnall B. Mannor, Kensey Johns.
      Next of kin: Robert Pottinger, John Pottinger.
      Administrator: Henry Childs.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 496
      Enrolled at request of Robert Pottinger 26 Sep 1729:
      From John Pottinger, Gent. for affection to son Robert Pottinger planter; a tract of land called Pottinger's Desire; bounded by a tract formerly taken up by Maj. Nicholas Sewall and John Darnall; containing 200 acres; /s/ John Pottinger; wit. Jno. Magruder, Edw. Sprigg, Thos. Clagett, Jr., Samuel Magruder, Jr.; ack. 18 Sep 1729 by John Pottinger
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 358
      Recorded at request of John Bowie, Jr., 6 Mar 1735:
      Robert Pottenger, planter, for love and affection; to son-in-law John Bowie, Jr., planter; a tract called Pine Thicket; bounded by Wickham and Eltenger's Discovery; containing 200 acres; also another tract of Pine Thicket called Wickam's & Pottenger's Discovery; containing 200 acres; 2 Feb 1735; /s/ Robt. Pottenger; wit. Wm. Murdock, Thos. Clagett, James Plummer; ack. Robt. Pottenger and Anne his wife
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      Prince George's Land Record Book BB 1 - Page 108. 1, Anne Pottenger of PG, widow, for the love I have for my son, Robt Pottenger of PG, planter, I give him a tract of land called Greens Delight, lying in PG on the south side of the Eastern branch of Potomack [River], bounded by one of the branches of the Beaver Dame branch, containing 200 acres. Signed Mar 22, 1743 - Anne (/\ her mark) Pottinger. Wit - William Smith*, Jo Belt Jr*. Recorded Mar 28, 1744.
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      Prince George's Land Record Book BB 1 - Page 109.
      I, Anne Pottenger of PG, widow, for the love I have for my son, Robt Pottenger of PG, planter, I give him 1 Negro man named Charles, which was a legacy left me by my husband, Robt Pottenger, decd. I save to myself the use of sd Negro Charles as I heretofore have, during my natural life. Signed Mar 22, 1743/44 - Anne (/\ her mark) Pottinger. Wit - William Smith*, Jo Belt Jr*. Recorded Mar 28, 1744.
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      Link: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmar sha&id=I02021
      Name: Kay Schmidt
      Email: kay.schmidt.or@gmail.com
      Note:
      However on 1 May 2002, Brice says his theory can't be sustained, for three reasons:

      "1. There is no evidence that Sarah Pottenger, sister of John, came to Maryland.

      "2. Mary (Waylett, Demall, Mullikin) Williams did have a daughter Mary (whether by her 2d or 3d husband seems uncertain), but that daughter married (1) Richard Wallis, (2) John Hill, and chronology forbids that she also married John Pottenger.

      "3. Research by Fredric Z. Saunders has convinced me that Robert Pottenger's wife, Anne Evans, was a niece of Mary Evans, wife of John Demall jr., and that this adequately explains the reference in the latter's will to Robert Pottenger as 'cousin.'" [soc.genealogy.medieval; Subject: Mullikin-Pottenger-Magruder]

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