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

Benjamin Belt

Male 1682 - 1773  (90 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Belt 
    Born 19 Jun 1682  All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 May 1773  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I010639  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father John Belt,   b. 1645, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1698, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth {Unproven} Ramsey,   b. 1656,   d. 14 Dec 1737, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1679  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Belt,   b. Abt 1686,   d. Bef 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married Aft 1702  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Belt,   b. 1708, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Middleton Belt,   b. Abt 1710, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Sophia Belt,   b. Abt 1714, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1783, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Anne Belt,   b. 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Joseph Belt,   b. 1716, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1793, George Town, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Elizabeth Belt,   b. Abt 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     7. Hester Belt,   b. Abt 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F07052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BELT, BENJAMIN - Prince George's Co. 19 June 1772; 28 May 1773
      To son Benjamin Belt, Negro man Glasgow.
      To son Joseph Belt, 20 shillings,
      To dau. Sophia Beall, 20.
      To dau. Anne Brashears, 5 shillings,
      To dau. Eliza. Waring, 25
      To dau. Hester Watkins, 5 shillings.
      To grandson Benjamin son of my grandson Benjamin Belt [sic], Negro Pete, and a mare.
      To grandson Stephen son of my grandson Benjamin Belt, Negro girl Nelly and Negro boy Billy and a mare.
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      John Cusson 34.149 A PG 12.12.4 Aug 14 1713
      Payments to: John Gerrard for use of Isaac Millner, Henry Botteler, Esq. Bladen.
      Administrator: Benjamin Belt.
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      Lamb, Elizabeth, A. A. County, 1st Aug., 1737; 14th Dec., 1737.
      To sons John, Joseph, Benjamin and Jeremiah Belt, 20s. each,
      to daus. Charity Mullakin, Sarah Harwood and Margaret Watkins, 20s. each.
      to son-in-law Nicholas Watkins, ex... 25.
      to granddau. Mary Norwood, personalty.
      to grandson Nicholas Watkins and hrs., entire estate; shd. sd. grandson die before he attains age of 20, estate to pass to two granddaus. Elizabeth and Anne Watkins,
      Test: Samuel Smith, George Taylor, Edward Scott. 21. 815.
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      Coot, Mary, Prince George's County, 6th Nov., 1730; 25th Nov., 1730.
      To husband Robert and hrs., dwell. plan. "Lundee," had by will of former husband John Cozen, dec'd.
      Test: Joseph Belt, Jr., Henry Durnford, Garratt Fizgerald, Benjamin Belt, Jr. 20.93,
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      Coots, Robert, planter, Prince George's County, 28th July, 1737; 23rd Nov., 1737.
      To wife Mary, dwelling plantation with tract known as "Lundee," bequeathed to testator by former wife Mary, dec'd.,
      during life, with proviso that she does not destroy a piece of woodland adj. to plantation of Joseph Belt, Jr.; to pass at her decease to son Randolph and hrs.; he dying without issue to grandson Robert Hay, son of dau. Sarah, dec'd.
      Test: Edward Holmes, Sr., Joseph Belt, Jr., Edward Holmes, Jr. 21, 821,
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      Thompson, Grace, widow, Prince George's County, 13th April.,1739; 7th July, 1741.
      To child, of William, viz. John Thompson, Margaret Shaw, and Mary Perry, 1s. each.
      To Christopher Brown, 10s
      Mary Hall, dau. of Col. Joseph Belt, Mary Young, Alice Ray, Col. Joseph Belt and two slaves, personalty.
      To Pompey Young, at 21 yrs., residue Of estate. Shd. he die without issue sd. estate to be divided bet. exs.
      Exs.: Col. Joseph Belt, Mary Young.
      Test: David Shaw Ross, Chistopher Brown, Charles Hodges. 22, 523.
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      BELT, MIDDLETON, Prince George's Co. 25 Feb 1745; 21 May 1746
      To nephew MIDDLETON BRASHEAR, son of Basil Brashear, at the decease of my honoured father Benjamin Belt, 1 slave.
      My father, Benjamin Belt, ex.
      Wit: George Wells and John Brashears, 24.403
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      Benjamin Belt and Elizabeth Middleton in the Calvert County Maryland Genealogy Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 3, June 1999,
      which states under BELT. Benjamin Belt b. 1682 d. 1773, P.G. Co. m. Elizabeth MIDDLETON, Iss: Elizabeth; Sophia; Anne; Esther; Middleton d. 25 Feb 1744; Benjamin; & Joseph.
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      Elizabeth Norman, born say 1695, was the servant of Benjamin Belt on 23 August 1715 when the Prince George's County, Maryland Court ordered him to keep her and her "Mallatoe" child until the November court. The court sold her and her child to Richard Keene, the constable for Patuxent Hundred, for 3,600 pounds of tobacco later that year on 22 November. Five years later on 22 November 1720 she confessed to the court that she had an illegitimate child by a "Mullato man of William Digge's." The court sold her to her master for seven years and sold the child to William Maccoy until the age of thirty-one. On 28 August 1722 she confessed to having another "Malatto" child, and the court ordered her sold to Richard Keene for seven years and gave her child to William Harris until the age of thirty-one. In March 1749/50 the court allowed her 200 pounds of tobacco a year for her support [Court Record 1710-5, 693, 721, 790; 1715-20, 4; 1720-2, 20-1, 84, 622-3; 1748-9, 133].
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      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 182: Indenture, 22 Jul 1710
      From: John Murdock, merchant of Prince George's County
      To: Benjamin Belt, planter of Prince George's County
      For 73 a tract of land called Londee in Prince George's County of 100 acres
      Signed: John Murdock (seal)
      Witnessed: James Stoddart, Frederick Claudius, Jas. Haddock
      Memo: John Murdock and wife Katharine acknowledged deed
      Alienation: Benjamin Belt paid 4s on 23 Jun 1712
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      Benjamin Belt, Prince George's County, purchased a tract of land called Godfather's Gift; lying on a small branch that runs into the main branch of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac about 4 miles from the "riding" place of the Eastern Branch for 20/10/0 from William and Elizabeth Middleton of Charles County on 18 Jun 1719
      (Land Records of P.G. County, Liber F, folio 197)
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 136
      Enrolled at request of Benja. Belt 16 Nov 1730:
      Indenture, 20 Jun 1730; Between Samuel Smith of Anne Arundel County, Gent., and Benjamin Belt, planter; for 85; a tract called Smithfield; bounded by Moore's Plains and Dunkell; containing 138 acres; /s/ Sam. Smith; wit. Joseph Jones, Jr., Rich'd Harwood; ack. by Samuel Smith and Elizabeth his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 137
      Enrolled at request of Benjamin Belt 16 Nov 1730:
      Indenture, 20 Jun 1730; Between Samuel Smith of Anne Arundel County, planter, and Benja. Belt, planter; for 30; a parcel called Smith's Purchase in the freshes of the Patuxent; /s/ Sam Smith; wit. Joseph Jones, Jr., Rich'd Harwood; ack. by Samuel Smith and Elizabeth his wife

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      Land Records of Ponce George's County, Maryland
      Liber T, Page 362
      Special Petition of Samuel Smith of Anne Arundel Co.; 5 Dec 1734; regarding bounds of Smith's Purchase; depositions: Benjamin Brashier, age ca 73; mentions Col. Beall
      Robert Brasheir, age ca 48
      Benjamin Belt, age ca 50; mentions Anthony Smith's land, Clement Hill and Dunked
      Joseph Brown, age ca 73
      Repeat depositions of above mention Archibald Edmondson, Thomas Stockett, Richard Warrin, Thomas Stafford
      Benjamin Brasheirs, Jr., age ca 37
      Joseph Belt, s/o Benjamin Belt, age ca 18
      Enrolled 23 Mar 1735

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