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

Thomas Cramphin

Male 1740 - 1830  (90 years)


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  • Name Thomas Cramphin 
    Born 26 Jan 1739/40  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1830  Hermitage, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010553  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas Cramphin,   b. 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Jackson,   b. Abt 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 1738  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Mary Maria Patrick,   b. Abt 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Marriage not proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F06988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1739 in church records

      POTTENGER, ANN, Prince George's Co. widow 15 May, 1767 3 Feb 1768
      Children: Elizabeth Camphin, Anne Beall wife of James Beall, Rachel Magruder wife of Zadock Magruder, Eleanor MacGill wife of Thomas McGill and Mary Congrove.{Musgrove ?}
      Grandchildren; Robert Pottenger, son of Robert; Allen and John Bowie; Robert Camphin; Anne and Rachel Pottenger, children of Robert; Basil Cramphin, Richard Pottinger Cramphin, sons of Elizabeth; Elizabeth and Sarah Smith, daus. of Mary
      Bro: Samuel Evans;
      sister: Priscilla MacClain.
      I bequeath 25 lbs. to build a wall of brick or stone around the graveyard on plantation where I live.
      Ex: Thomas MacGill.
      Wit: John Kingsbury, Thomas Cramphin, Jr. MCW 369 361
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      John CRAMPTON
      Given Name: John
      Surname: Crampton
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1766 in Gapland, Washington, Maryland
      Death: 1826 in Gapland, Washington, Maryland
      Burial: Gapland, Washington, Maryland

      Father: Thomas CRAMPTON b: 4 Jul 1735
      Mother: Anne Mary Maria PATRICK b: Abt 1739 [unproven]

      Marriage 1 Elizabeth CLOPPER b: Abt 1780 in Rohersville, Washington, Maryland
      Married: 24 Jun 1801 in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
      Note: NOTE Married in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
      Children
      John CRAMPTON b: Abt 1807 in Gapland, Washington, Maryland
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      PERRY, Benjamin, Frederick Co. 2 Sep, 1771 22 Oct, 1771
      To wife Elizabeth.
      Son Erasmus.
      Son In laws Alexander Claggett and Clement Beall.
      Exs. wife Elizabeth and son Erasmus.
      Wit: Elias Hardin, Thomas Cramphain, Jr. 38. 373
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      HARDING, ELIZABETH, Frederick Co. 31 May, 1768 5 Oct. 1769
      Children: Edward, George, Chas., Elias and Uslys wife of Nathan Holland,
      Grandchildren: Gary Harding, son of John; to 4 children of Robert Owen and dau. Keziah Owen; to sons and dau. of Robert Larehbery/Lazenberry; dau. of Alex. Beall and dau. Elizabeth Beall.
      Exs: Sons Chas. and Elias.
      Wit: Benj. Perry, Thomas Cramphin. 37,326
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 24.
      Oct 3, 1743 from Basil Cramphin of PG, planter, to Thomas Cramphin, son of Thos and nephew to the sd Basil, for 100 £, a tract of land called Mothers Darling, being part of a tract of land called the Hermitage, bounded by a bounded white oak near a Spring on the east side of the road that leads from the forks of the Eastern Branch to Monockacy, being the beginning tree of Doctor Scott's land, containing about 200 acres. Signed - Basell Cramphin. Wit - Jno Hawkins Jr*, Luke Marbury*, John Johnston. Recorded Oct 12, 1743.
      ===
      James Lee, Sr. 84.181 FR £60.12.10 Feb 28 1764 Jul 10 1764
      Appraisers; Andrew Heugh, John Adamson.
      Creditors: Robert Peters Thomas Cramphin, Jr,
      Mentions : William Batterton.
      Administratrix: Rachel Lee.
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      Benjamin Beall 122.199 PG £25,7.9 1776 Aug 5 1776
      List of debts.
      Executor: Josias Beall,
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      Benjamin Beall 122.200 PG £464.13.6 Jul 19 1776 Aug 5 1776
      Appraisers: Abraham Boyd, Nacy Brashear.
      Creditors: Christopher Lowndes, Thomas Cramphin,
      Next of kin: Richard Beall, Thomas Beall.
      Executor: Josias Beall,.
      ===
      John Hepburn, Sr. , 122.296 FR £909.13.11 Nov 17 1775 Feb 8 1776
      (also Prince George's County)
      Appraisers: Thomas Cramphin, Jr., Allen Bowie, Jr,
      Creditors: James Dick for trusees of assignees of John Buchanan & Son, Ann
      Brice.
      Executor: Samuel Chew Hepburn,
      ===
      John Hepburn, Esq. 122.299 PG £52.18.5 Feb 8 1776
      List of debts.
      Executor: Samuel Chew Hepburn.
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      Will of THOMAS CRAMPHIN, Prince George's Co.; written 24 May 1777; probate 17 Nov 1783
      I desire to be buried by my wife at Rock Creek Church
      To eldest son Thomas Cramphin, plantation where he now dwells called The Hermitage, 427 acres
      To dau. Ruth Bowie, Negro, personalty, and £100
      To Basil Cramphin, second son, Thomas and Mary, Resurvey of Thomas and Mary, John's Delight, etc.
      To youngest son Richard, plantation where I now dwell; also part of Elizabeth, 300 acres; Hoskinson's Folly, 100 acres; and Cramphin's Lott, 3,727 acres and Jackson's Necessity
      To 3 grandsons Thomas, John and Washington [Bowie], sons of dau. Ruth, Dissappointment, 446 acres
      To each of 2 granddaus., Elizabeth and Mary Bowie, £50, at age 16
      To son-in-law Allen Bowie, £50
      Residue to be equally divided between 3 sons: Thomas, ex., Basil and Richard
      Wit: Wm. Deakins, John Pearre, Adam Craig (PG Wills, T1.179
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      Folio 179 THOMAS CRAMPHIN PG 05/24/1777 11/17/1783
      "Being in perfect helth ..
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Cramphin --son (eldest son)
      -to have the plantation whereon testator now lives called "Hermitage" cont. 427 acres -named executor of the will
      2. Ruth Bowie --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Jack"
      -to have testator's riding chair, and harness and horse called "Ranter" also to have the sum of 100 pounds current money and 2 gold rings "that was my wifes."
      3. Basil Cramphin --son (second son)
      -to have the lands "Thomas and Mary" and the "Re-survey on Thomas and Mary" "John's Delight" and the "Re-survey on John's Delight" and the land testator
      "swapt forjoyning this with my son Thomas."
      4. Richard Cramphin --son (youngest son)
      -to have the plantation whereon testator now lives and all the land adjoining more or less and the part of "The Elizabeth" cont. 300 acres "Hoskinson's Folly" cont. 100 acres of "Cramphin's Lot" cont. 372 ''A acres and "Jackson's Necessity" all these lands adjoining each other.
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among testator's three sons.
      5. Thomas Bowie --grandson
      John Bowie --grandson {sons of daughter Ruth
      Washington Bowie --grandson
      -to have all of testator's tract of and called "Disappointment" cont. 446 acres in equal portions, the land to be sold by testator's son Thomas and the money from the sale divided between them and put out to interest on bond and the profit therefrom applied to their education and to receive the principal when they arrive at the age of 18
      6. Elizabeth Bowie --granddaughter
      Mary Bowie --granddaughter
      -to have the sum of 50 pounds to be paid to them respectively as they arrive at age 16 and the money is to be put to interest in some good bond or security and the interest thereon is to be applied to their education
      -Elizabeth to have Negro girl "Theresa" and Mary to have Negro girl "Ris"
      7. Allen Bowie --son-in-law
      -to have 50 pounds current money
      -to have Negro called "Ben"
      Witnesses: William Deakins, John Pearre, Adam Craig
      Then came: William Deakins and Adam Craig
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789 (Studies in Maryland History and Culture)" Edward C. Papenfuse

      CRAMPHIN (CRAMPPIN), THOMAS, JR.
      ( a . 1 7 W . 1831). BORN: on January 26, ca.
      1740, in Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's
      County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least third generation.
      RESIDED: at the "Hermitage," Lower District,
      Frederick County (later became part of
      Montgomery County). FMLY BACKGROUND.
      FATHER: Thomas Cramphin, Sr. (1715-1783), Son
      of Henry Cramphin (1-1746), of Prince George's
      County, an innkeeper. MOTHER: Mary Jackson.
      STEPMOTHER: Elizabeth Pottinger, widow of John
      Bowie, Jr. SISTER: Ruth (1742-?), who married in
      1776 her stepbrother Allen Bowie, Jr- (1737-1803).
      HALF BROTHERS: Basil; Robert; and Richard Pottinger (1760-1806), of Bladensburg, Prince George's County, never married. STEPBROTHERS: Allen Bowie, Jr. (1737-1803); James Bowie; and John Bowie (1744-?), who mamed Margaret Dallas. MARRIED never. CHILDREN. Died without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: h&caIl. OCCWATIONAL
      PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS
      LATIVE SERVICE: Conventions, Frederick County,
      lst, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775; Lower House,
      Montgomery County, 1778-1779, 1779-1780
      (Claims 1-3), 1780-1781 (Claims 1, 2), 1784,
      1785, 1788. OTHER STATE OFFICE: Constitution
      Ratification Convention, Montgomery County,
      1788. LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation,
      Frederick County, elected 1774 and 1775; justice,
      Montgomery County, commissioned 1777; commissioner
      of tax, Montgomery County, commissioned
      1783, in office 1792-at least 1798; Prince
      George's Parish Vestry, Montgomery County, by
      1790-1792, 1792-at least 1796; justice, Orphans'
      Court, Montgomery County, commissioned 1791,
      1794, and 1797. STANDS ON PUBLICIPRIVATE I S
      SUES: attended the protest meeting at Hungerford
      Tavern, Rockville, Montgomery County, on June
      11, 1774, which denounced Great Britain and recommended breaking off all commerce with the mother country. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER- ~ N A L PROPERTY: assessed value £2,097.0.0, including 30 slaves, 1783; assessed value f 10,521.0.0, including 104 slaves, 1813; assessed value £1 1,069.3.0, including 155 slaves, 1820; assessed value in the 4th district only, $4,565.33 including 48 slaves and 56 oz. plate, 1826; assessed BIOGRAPHIES CRA value $13,021.00, including 214 slaves and 73 oz. plate, 1831. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,978 acres in Frederick, Prince George's, and Mont- 1 gomery counties (427 acres inherited from his fa- I ther). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: patented 2,324 acres in Montgomery County, 1775-1788; owned 1 5,182 acres in Montgomery County in 1813; owned 5,913 acres in Montgomery County in I 1820. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: gained substantial wealth by investing in mortgages and bonds. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: ca. 1831, in Montgomery County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $68,140.86 current money (including 245 slaves on 5 plantations, china, and paintings); FB, $50,474.43. LAND: 6,132 acres in Montgomery County.
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 457 MARGARET MAGRUDER.. of Montgomery County 015/08/1787 03/05/1801
      "being in Perfect health of body . ."
      Bequeaths to.
      1. Eleanor Arrel --sister
      -to have the sum of 5 pounds
      2. Harriet Mauduit --sister
      -to have 5 pounds specie
      3. Zachariah Offutt --nepbew
      -to have 1 Spanish milled dollar
      4. Thomas Cramphin --nephew
      -to have the sum of 10 pounds specie and also to have a mourning ring
      5. Ruth Bowie --niece
      -to have 10 pounds current money in specie
      6. Margaret Magruder "grand niece"
      -to have the sum of 20 pounds specie
      7. Charlotte Magruder --daughter of Samuel Brewer Magruder
      -to have 10 pounds specie
      8. Susanna Magruder --friend (wife of Hezekiah Magruder)
      -to have 5 pounds specie
      9. Elizabeth Williams. --daughter of Jacob Williams
      -to have 1 plain gold ring
      10. Francis Beall --niece
      -to have all of testatrix's wearing apparel and also side saddle
      11. Phillip Jackson --brother
      Alexander Jackson --brother
      -named executors and instructed to sell all the estate except for legacies and the money after debts are paid to be paid as per the will
      -Phillip to have the remainder of the estate
      Witnesses: Allen Bowie
      Edward Magruder
      Then came: the two above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
      Codicil to the will:
      1. Francis Beall --niece (wife of Benjamin Beall)
      -to have 20 pounds specie
      -her four sons are to have the sum of 50 pounds specie and to be paid into the hands of testatrix's friends and relations Jasper M. Jackson and John Jackson and to be laid out at their discretion for the education of the said four sons
      2, Alexander Jackson --brother
      -whereas Phillip was to have the remainder of the estate, that clause is revoked and Alexander to have the whole of the estate
      -the clause naming Phillip as executor is revoked and Alexander now sole executor of the will
      Witnesses: Richard Cramphin
      Verlinda Stevens
      Then came: Richard Cramphin
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 631 RICHARD CRAMPHIN, of Bladensburgh 09/05/1798 11/17/1806
      Bequeaths to;
      I. Thomas Cramphin —brother of Montgomery County
      -to have all of testator's estate both real and personal
      -named executor of the will
      Witnesses; Richard Lowndes
      Isaac Walker
      Thomas Dick Then came; Richard .Lowndes Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Note: Thomas Cramphin renounced his right to act as executor of the will
      ===
      Maryland State Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Montgomery County
      MSA S 1437

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 3. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. Hermitage, 197 acres. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 17. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. Hermitage, 76 acres. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 17. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. Tounside Part of Hermitage, 237 acres. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. Mothers Darling, 200 acres. Notes: tract name questionable. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 19. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

      Thomas Crampkin, Jr. Hermitage, pt. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 19. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 302. At the request of Thomas Cramphin, Jr. the following Deed was enrolled March 15, 1783
      Indenture made March 15, 1783; Jacob Funk [Funck] of Washington County, Maryland in consideration of the sum of 5 pounds current money paid by Thomas Cramphin has sold "Lot Number 158" in the Town of Hamburgh, 80 feet front on Locust Street and 230 feet back to Mulberry Street subject to a yearly quit rent of one half penny sterling from September 29th next. Signed Jacob Funk in the presence of Thomas Johns, Aquila Johns in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Wm Berry