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

John Spalding

Male 1675 - 1726  (51 years)


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  • Name John Spalding 
    Born 1675  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1726  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I008037  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father Thomas Spalding,   b. Bef 1637,   d. Aft Mar 1709/10, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Mother Catherine Hall,   d. Bef 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Field,   b. Abt 1679, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Spalding,   b. Abt 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Mary Spalding,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1788, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. William Spalding,   b. Aft 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1765, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)
     4. Basil Spalding,   b. Aft 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1792, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 76 years)
     5. Charles Spalding,   b. Aft 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F05256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Priscilla MNU Smith,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F05257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Occupation: Plantation Owner, "Calverton Manor", Charles County, Maryland
      Note: John Spalding inherited part of St. Giles in St. Mary's County from his father, Thomas Spalding. John and his brother, Thomas, bought 100 acres of land called the Tavern on 4 December 1712; and he and his brother, William, bought 165 acres of land which they called Two Brothers on 10 December 1714. John acquired 200 acres in a tract of land near Port Tobacco called Greene's Inheritance, and another tract of land called Beaver Dam Manor. His dwelling plantation called Calverton Manor lay in Charles County, Maryland.

      Sources:
      Title: St. Mary's County, Maryland Colonial Period Tenants and Owners of "Beaverdam Manor" and Surrounding Manors
      Author: Donnelly, Sr. Mary Louise
      Publication: Mary Louise Donnelly, P.O. Box 97, Ennis, TX 75120, 1998
      Repository:
      Call Number: ISBN: 0-939142-20-1
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 232, 234

      Will of John SPALDING
      Prerogative Wills, Liber 12, ff.23-25,
      Hall of Records,Annapolis, MD

      In the name of God, Amen the Eighteenth Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Four-five. I JOHN SPALDING of Charles County although sick of body but of good and sound memory praise to Almighty God for the Same, therefore I do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of God that gave it hoping through Merits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named not Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God. And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life. I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form that is to say -

      First I will that all those Debts as I do owe in Right or Conscience to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly paid or ordered to be paid in Convenient time after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named.

      Item I give and bequeath to Priscilla my dearly beloved Wife the tract of land and plantation one called "Town Manor" whereon we now live for and during her natural life and after her Decease to my youngest son and well beloved Son, CHARLES and to his heirs and assigns forever, but in case he Dies in his Minority or under age then to my beloved son, JOHN, and his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath that Trace or parcell of land in Clements Bay forrest being part of a tract of land called "Batchelers Rest" containing one hundred acres to my beloved son JOHN and his heirs and Assigns forever. But if he dies without heirs then to be equally divided between my two Beloved sons, William and Bassell and their heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath that Tract or parcell of Land in Charles County Near Port Tobb[aco] being part of a tract of Land called Green's Inheritance containing two hundred acres to be equally divided between my two beloved sons, William and Bassell, their heirs and assigns forever.

      I also give and bequeath a tract of land on Beaver Dam Manor in St. Marys County to my Two sons, William and Bassell and their heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son JOHN my part of Two tracts of land in St Marys County the one part of the Two Brothers the other part of St Giles and to his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Priscilla three negroes one called Hagoe the other called George another called Head for the Time of her Natural Life and after her Decease then to my son CHARLES but if he dies with out heir or in his now age then to be equally divided between my
      other Children--

      Item I give and bequeath on Negro man called Peter and one called Anne to my son JOHN and the first child she bares to my beloved daughter, Mary.

      Item I give and bequeath one negro boy called Daniel and one negro woman called Peggy with her further increase to be equally divided between my two Sons WILLIAM and BASSELL at the age of 18-

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY one negro girl called Jane to my daughter Mary.

      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife a third part of all my Money Tobbacco and Debts also a third part of all my household but the other part to be equally between my five children my will is that my Son JOHN shall have the Education and bringing up of my children my will is that my wife and my son JOHN Spalding to be equally and jointly my sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seale this Eighteenth day of January--
      Wm Spalding John Spalding
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      her mark mark
      Elizabeth E. Morris
      his mark
      Brian B Magdonill

      Transcribed and contributed by Shirley H. Platt,
      Plattshirl@aol.com
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      Spalding, John, Charles Co., 18th Jan., 1724-5 ;
      To wife Priscilla, dwelling plantation "Colliertone Manner" during life; at her decease to youngest son Charles and hrs. Shd. he die during minority, to son John and hrs.; certain personalty during life, at her decease to son Charles, and 1/3 personal estate absolutely.
      sbn John and hrs., 100 A. of "Batcheller Rest," in Clements Bay Forrest; shd. he die without issue, to sons William and Basell and their hrs. equally; and personalty.
      To sons William and Bassell at age of 18 and dau. Mary, personalty.
      5 children, residue of personal estate equally.
      Exs.: Wife and son John, the latter to have charge of education of children.
      Test: Wm. Spalding, George Burch (Birch), Elizab. Morris, Brian Macdaniell (Magdonnill). 18, 524.
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      John Spalding 11.704 CH 477.15.11 Nov 4 1726 Jan 5 1726/27
      Also contains an inventory of items in Saint Mary's County.
      Servants mentioned: Michael Merriday.
      Appraisers: John Cartwright, John Andarson.
      Creditors: Rand. Morris, William Brogden for Mr. Tobias Bowles merchant in London.
      Next of kin: Edward Spalding, Peter Spalding.
      Executors: Priscilla Spalding, John Spalding.
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      John Spalding 8.414 A CH 477.15.11 166.12.6 Nov 8 1727
      Received from: Mr. Tobias Bowles, John Harper, Elias Smith.
      Payments to: Charles Somersett Smith guardian to Thomas Smith & James Smith & Benjamin Smith (3 sons of William Smith whose widow (unnamed) married the deceased) their filial portions, Margarett Smith (daughter of William Smith, her portion her father's estate), Elias Smith (son of William Smith, his filial portion), Gunder Errickson, estate of Bennett Lowe, Esq., Theophilus Grew, Peter Spalding, Mr. Thomas Colmore, Benedict Boarman, Thomas Spalding, Elias Smith, Patrick Sim, George Keeth, Elisabeth Mehony, Thomas Ferrand, William Brogden, Thomas Brooks & William Holland & Thomas Addison, Esq., Mr. Samuell Hanson, Daniell McDaniell, Bryan MacDaniell.
      Executors: Priscilla Spalding, John Spalding.
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      John Spaulding 13.265 CH 18.0.0 Dec 11 1727
      Appraisers: John Carteright, John Anderson.
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      5/20/1721--Indenture from Thomas Truman Greenfield of SMC, Gent., for Lord
      Baltimore to John Spalding, planter for 3.6 lbs. sterling a parcel in
      "Calverton Manor" called "Spalding Beginning" bounded by the main swamp of Indian Creek near Elizabeth Crabb, containing 170 ac. (Chas. Co. Ct. and Land Rec., Jourdan).

      His admin. accts., 11/4/1726--next of kin was Edward Spalding and Peter Spalding.

      11/8/1727: Admin. accts. of John Spalding, Charles Co.
      Payments to (among others): Charles Somerset Smith, guardian to Thomas Smith, James, Smith, and Benjamin Smith (3 sons of William Smith whose widow married the deceased) their filial portions.
      To: Margaret Smith (dau. of William Smith, her portion of her father's estate).
      To: Elias Smith (son of William Smith, his filial portion).
      Execs: Priscilla Spalding, John Spalding.

      As far as the John Spalding mentioned below, I also show him as the son of Thomas Spalding and Catherine Hall. He was married twice--first wife was Mary Fields and the second wife was Priscilla _____.

      Linda Reno
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      Field, Edward, St Mary's Co.,6th Oct., 1724; 4th Nov., 1724.
      To grandson William and hrs., 40 A. "Knotting"; he dying without issue, to grandson Edward and hrs.
      To son Edward, 60 A. "Batehellor's Rest," where he now lives, during life; at his decease to grandson William and hrs.
      To dau. Monica Mohany, personalty.
      To son John Spalding, 1s.
      To sons Edward Field and Samll. Mohany, exs., residue of personal estate.
      Test: Clemt. Gardiner, William Joseph, Samuel Wood.- 18, 321.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 82
      17 Mar 1713; Recorded at request of John Spalding of St. Mary's Co.:
      3 Mar 1713; Indenture from John Spalding of St. Mary's County, planter, to Thomas Green, planter of St. Mary's County, one of the sons of Leonard Greene, dec'd; Leonard Greene and his brothers, Robert and Francis Greene were formerly granted a tract called GREEN'S INHERITANCE; bounded according to the patent; Leonard Green by his will devised to his children, Winefred, Mary, Thomas and Margaret Greene; mentions William Hutchison; mentions surviving brothers Robert and Francis; mentions Lot # 1 and Lot # 2 of 200 acres; now this indenture for 25 and 5,000# tobacco for Lot #2; /s/ Thos. Greene; wit. Wm. Coode, Wm. Aisquith; ack. by Thomas Greene and his wife Mildred; certify Wm. Aisquith and Samuel Williamson as justices of St. Mary's Co.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 462
      3 Nov 1721; Recorded at request of John Spalding:
      20 May 1721; Indenture from Thomas Truman Greenfield of St. Mary's County, Gent., for Lord Baltimore, to John Spalding , planter; for 3.6; a parcel in Calverton Manor called Spalding Beginning; bounded by the main swamp of Indian Creek near Elizabeth Crabb; containing 170 acres; /s/ T. Truman Greenfield; wit. Jon. Abell, Robt. Elliot; 8 Jun 1721 St. Mary's Co. ack. by T. T. Greenfield for Lord Baltimore before J. Ashcom and Justinian Jordon; justices certified
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 320. Nov 13, 1758 from William Spalding of St. Mary's County, planter, to Basil Spalding of CC, planter. Whereas John Spalding of CC, by his will dated Jan 18, 1724/5, devised to his two sons, viz, William Spalding and Basil Spalding, to be equally divided between them, part of a tract of land called Greens Inheritance, lying in CC, purchased by sd John Spalding of Thomas Green for 200 acres, as by sd deed dated Mar 3, 1713, now this deed further witnesses that sd William Spalding, for 8000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, sells to sd Basil Spalding, all his, sd William Spalding's right to the afd 200 acres, being part of greens Inheritance. signed - William Spalding. Wit - Rd Barnhouse, Ja Briscoe, Pricillia Herbert.
      Then came before us, two JPs of St Mary's County, James Briscoe and Richard Barnhouse, William Spalding, party to these presents, and acknowledged the within deed; at the same time, Elizabeth, wife to sd William, relinquished her right of dwer to the lands within mentioned_ Signed - Ja Briscoe, R Barnhouse.
      Nov 14, 1758. I certify that James Briscoe and Richard Barnhouse are JPs of St Mary's County. Signed in St. Mary's County - Richd Ward Key, Clk.
      CC, Apr 18, 1759. I hereby acknowledge that I received 8000 lbs of tobacco, the consideration money within mentioned. Signed - William Spalding. Wit - Dan of St Thos Jenifer, Josias Hanson. Recorded Apr 17, 1759.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 306-26: GREENS INHERITANCE: 2400 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Alvey, James: 800 Acres - Clements, Edward: 200 Acres - Coombes, Richard: 800 Acres - Green, Francis: 800 Acres - Green, Robert: 200 Acres - Green, Thomas (son of Leonard): 200 Acres - Wheeler, Francis: Surveyed 1 Aug 1666 for Leonard, Robert & Francis Green on the West side of the main fresh or run that falls into Port Tobacco or St. Thomas Creek.: Other Tracts Mentioned: BARBADOS; ; ; Conveyance notes - 140 Acres - Samuel Hanson from Thomas Green; 9 June 1719, 200 Acres - Included in Resurvey of BARBADOS,200 Acres - Leonard Alvey from Angus McCoy; 2 June 1738, 146 Acres - William Coomes from Thomas Coomes; 10 May 1747, 134 Acres - Joseph & William Green; 11 Sept 1747, 67 Acres - Angus McCoy from William Green; 22 Oct 1748,

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