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

James Middleton

Male 1757 - Aft 1816  (> 59 years)


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  • Name James Middleton  [1
    Born 1757  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 13 Nov 1816  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009102  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father James Middleton,   b. 29 Mar 1726, Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1790, Jordan Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F02927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Middleton,   b. Abt 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1777  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Rosella 'Rosaly' Middleton,   b. Abt 1786, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1823, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. Lucretia Middleton,   b. Abt 1787, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. James Henry Augustus Middleton,   b. 1789, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     4. David Middleton,   b. 1794, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Allen Fresh, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F40574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Corry,   b. 19 Apr 1760, Newport Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1789  Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • By Rev. HENRY PILE [ROMAN CATHOLIC].
      Middleton, James to Nancy Corry, Apr. 23, 1789
    Children 
     1. Alexander Middleton,   b. 12 Aug 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1862, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Alexander Middleton,   b. 1800, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F05928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WILL OF IGNATIUS MIDDLETON OF Charles County, Maryland.

      Nephew, Richard Aloysius Thompson, $350 out of thc money due mc by Robert
      Turner and Joseph Turner.

      Brother, Francis Middleton, the balance of my silver spoons, etc.
      Sisters, Eleanor Thompson and Elizabeth Posey, and brother, Francis
      Middleton, the balance due me by my brother Francis on land I sold him,
      called "Causeen Manor."
      Niece, Mary Anne Thompson,
      Niece, Elizabeth Thompson, shares in the corporation, ''Potomack Company."
      Niece, Anne Thompson, $350, to her and her whole blood heirs forever.
      Niece, Henrietta Thompson, when 16 or marries,
      Brother-in-law, Lawrence Posey, my gold ring, marked "IGM."
      Niece, Adeline Posey, $300 when 16 years old or marries.
      Niece, Eliza Ellen Posey, $300 when 16 years old or marries.
      To the Roman Catholic minister who attends the Lowre Zachia Church below
      Bryantown at the time of my death, $50.

      (Item.-Whereas, there has never been a division of land held by my
      brother, James Middleton, and myself as joint tenants under the will of my
      father, and also under a deed from Walter Smith, deceased, and believing,
      that the said James has more land in his possession than I have under my
      father's will, and under deed from said Smith and his backwardness hath
      prevented-partition being made and deeds of partition past between us,
      etc.; therefore, I appoint trustees my brother, Francis Middleton, and my
      brother-in-law, Lawrence Posey, trustees for my sister, Eleanor Thompson to
      whom I leave my part of said lands; also 17 acres in a tract called
      "Middleton's and Askin's Progress," which I bought of and paid Uncle
      Marmaduke Semmes, deceased, but from the nature of the patent of said tract
      I took James Middleton's deed for same.)

      To James H. A. Middleton, Joseph Thompson and Anne Rosaly Middleton I
      bequeath the residue of that debt due me from Robert and Joseph Turner, and
      also a judgment in Prince George's County against Alexius Boone, now of
      Frederick County, Maryland.; also a judgement against Henry Hagan, deceased, near
      Port Tobacco.
      Sister, Eleanor Thompson, all my shares in different banks; also a tract
      of land called "Hard Struggle" near Beantown, and all the residue of my
      estate.

      Executors and Trustees: Francis Middleton and Lawrence Posey aforesaid.
      Witnesses: Jos. Simpson, Jno. W. McPherson, Philip Edelen.
      Will dated July 20, 1815. Codicil dated August 30, 1815. Proved November
      13, 1816, Charles County, Maryland.

      CODICIL (Dated August 30, 1816).

      Brother, James Middleton, to him all the land I have any right or title
      to on the west side of road leading from Bryantown to Beantown and which
      was considered in my father's lifetime to be his quarters land; also a
      small part of the land called "Middleton's and Askin's Progress," on the
      east side of the said main road around James Montgomery's land next to a
      spring formerly called "Old Phillo Spring," which said land, not including
      any part of my late dwelling plantation, to him and his heirs forever, and
      it is my will that a certain line between his (James Middleton's) and my
      plantations be moved to the said main road from Bryantown to Beantown.
      Nephews, J. H. A. Middleton, Alexander Middleton and David Middleton.
      Claims against them are hereby acquitted, provided they and my brother,
      James Middleton, shall not exhibit any claims against my estate, vesting in
      my executors full power to enforce the payment of every and all
      considerations against them.

      Witnesses to Codicil: Wm. H. Dent, Philip Edelen, Geo. W. Jameson.
      Codicil dated August 30, 1815. Proved November 13, 1816, Charles County, Maryland
      ===
      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 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.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 162. Oct 10, 1793 from Walter Smith of CC (Carpenter), to Ignatius Middleton and James Middleton, both of CC (planters), for 294 13 shillings and 4 pence, all of Walter Smith's right to all the surplus lands in a tract of land called Jourdan, in CC, that my grandfather, John Smith decd, made over to me, sd Walter Smith, by deed of gift (except 97 acres where James Montgomery now lives, binding with certain courses as heretofore laid down by Joseph Owen, Surveyor for sd Mongomery; also 122.33 acres which was formerly laid down for Smith Middleton). Now be it known that all the remaining surplus lands remaining on the west side of Jourdan branch in sd tract, contain about '147.33 acres. Signed - Walter Smith. Wit - Rich Barnes*, James Freeman*. Recorded Oct 10, 1793.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1799-1801; Liber IB-3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 158.
      At the request of James Middleton, the following Deed was recorded March 14, 1800
      Indenture made February 20, 1800; Francis Tolson of Prince George's County, Maryland in consideration of 207 pounds current money paid by James Middleton has sold the quantity of 122-1/3 acres of a tract called "Jordan" beginning of James Montgomery's part of "Jordan". Signed Francis Tolson in the presence of and acknowledged by Overton Carr, Thomas H. Hanson (JP's of Prince George's County, Maryland)
      February 20, 1800; Elizabeth Tolson wife of Francis Tolson, relinquished her right of dower.
      Certified by John Read Magruder Jr. Clerk of Prince George's County, Maryland Court. March 13, 1800
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 332-218: JORDAN: 1500 acres; Possession of - 1500 Acres - Smith, John : Surveyed 2 July 1692 for William Josephs Esq lying in his lordships Manor of Zachia at a bound Spanish oak at the point of the mouth of the branch of the main branch of Zachia above the coach road.: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Pigeon from John Smith; 9 June 1713, 35 Acres - Samuel Bagget from John Smith; 10 March 1713,200 Acres - John Moore from John Smith; 3 Oct 1715, 50 Acres - John Pigeon from John Moore; 18 June 1720, 180 Acres - Alexander Magruder from Robert Middleton; 13 June 1721, 69 Acres - George Askins from John Moore; 27 April 1724,

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    1. [S044841] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.

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