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

John Higdon

Male 1693 - 1737  (44 years)


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  • Name John Higdon  [1
    Born 1693  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1737  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I011452  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father John Higdon,   b. 1657, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1723, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Millicent Bowling,   b. Abt 1672,   d. Aft Mar 1737/38, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1692  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bethia Simms,   b. Abt 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Higdon,   b. Abt 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Higdon,   b. 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Lower Potomac Hundred, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Benjamin Higdon,   b. 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1795, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F06416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      John Higdon/Higton 23.24 CH 24,15.1 Mar 19 1736 Jun 13 1737
      Appraisers: Benedict Boarman, Samuel Chunn.
      Creditors: James Sayers, Jacob And, Minitree.
      Next of kin: Thomas Higdons, William Higdons.
      Administratrix: Bathia Higton.
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      John Higton 17.98 A CH 116.8.3 Apr 14 1739
      Payments to: John Farnham, Col. Dent, John Chunn, Anne McKenrice, John Ash,
      Mentions: Thomas Ash.
      Administratrix; Bathia Higton.
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      John Higton 17.95 A CH 24.15.1 24.10.3 Mar 26 1739
      Sureties: John Biggs, Marmaduke Semmes.
      Received from: Thomas Ash.
      Payments to: Richard Gildart, Esq. per James Sayers, Jacob Andrew Minitree,
      Baptist Boarman, Samuel Hanson.
      Mentions: 3 children (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Bathia Higton.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      May 1717- John Higton, Jr., witnesses the Newport, Charles Co., Md. will of Marmaduke Semmes, probated July 1717.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, p. 139.

      Sep. 1722 - The mark of cattle and hogs of John Higton, Jr., was recorded in Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber L No. 2, p. 46.

      Mar. 1723/4 - There is a record of John Higdon at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 2,p. 215.

      Mar. 1723/4 - John Higdon and Dennis Nalley, of Charles Co., planters, become sureties for Richard Lemaster in the case, Samuel Hall vs. Richard Lemaster.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 2, pp. 301-4.

      Nov. 1724 - There are records of John Higdon at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 2, pp. 406 and 410.

      Jan. 12, 1724/5 - Exhibited from Charles Co. Benjamin Higton, his administration bond in common form by John Higton his administrator, with John Lemaister and Cleborn Simms his sureties in 100 pounds sterling.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, p. 145.

      Feb. 23, 1724/5 - Exhibited from Charles Co., Md. John Ellis' administration bond in common form by John Higton his administrator, with John Lemaster and Cleborn Semmes his sureties in 100 pounds sterling.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, p. 154.

      Apr. 1725 - The Charles Co., Md. inventory of John Ellis shows Ellis' administrator as John Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1727," p. 14.

      Aug. 1725 - The Charles Co., Md. will of William Chandler is witnessed by John Hington (Hinkson.)
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 6, p. 167.
      Comment: Neither "Hington" nor "Hinkson" appears to be a legitimate surname at this time and place. Is this perhaps a record of John Higton?

      Mar. 27, 1730 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Samuel Ferson shows that Ferson's estate received a payment from John Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1731," p. 132.

      1733 - John Higdon is in the 1733 Tax List of Newport West Side Lower Part, Chrles Co., Md., with 2 taxables.

      Nov. 1733 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of John Speake shows that Speake's estate received a payment from John Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1731-1737," p. 46.

      Mar. 3, 1736/7 - Exhibited from Charles Co., bond of Bathia Higton administratrix of John Higton. Sureties: Marmaduke Semmes, Sr., John Biggs.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 30, p. 265.
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      Miles, Henry, Charles County, 25th March, 1720; 2nd May, 1720.
      To children, viz, Mary., Elizabeth and Henry, 1/2 personal estate, equally.
      To wife Mary, extx., and hrs. 1/2 personal estate. Daus. of age at 16 and son at 18.
      Test: Benedict Boarman (Boeman), John Higton. 16,49,
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      Semms (Simes, Simmes), John, Charles County, 15th Apr., 1723; 12th Jan., 1724.
      To son Thomas and hrs., 110 A. dwelling plantation
      To son Cleburne (Cleaburn) and hrs., 110 A. of "St. George's" and personalty.
      To daus. Anne and Rebecka, and their hrs., 125 A. of "St. George's" equally.
      To cousin Marmaduke and hrs., 100 A. of "Sime's Settlement," where he now lives.
      To cousin Anthony, :100 A. of "Simes Settlement."
      To cousin Elizabeth and hrs., the pt. of "'St. George's" where bro. Marmaduke lived.
      To cousin Elinor and hrs., 100 A. joining last-named tract.
      To cousin Ruth and hrs., 100 A. joining to the 200 A. before bequeathed to her 2 sisters.
      To 4 child. afsd., personal estate equally,
      Son Cleburne to be of age at decease of testator and ex. with son Thomas.
      Test: Benedict Leonard Roarman, John Higton (Higdon), Jr.,
      Benj. Higton (Benj. Higdon dec'd at date of probate). 18.368.
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      John Ellis 6.349 A CH 8.11.0 20.4.4 Apr 30 1725
      Received from: Richard Anderton, Richard Suite, Nathaniell Suite.
      Payments to: Dr. Brown.
      Administrator: John Higton.
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      Benjamin Higton 6.350 A CH 9.5.0 23.9.0 May 3 1725
      Administrator: John Higton,

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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