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

John Higdon

Male 1657 - 1723  (66 years)


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  • Name John Higdon  [1
    Born 1657  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1723  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015859  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Mary Higdon,   b. 1688, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     2. John Higdon,   b. 1693, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1737, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Charles Higdon,   b. 1695, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years)
     4. Benjamin Higdon,   b. 1696, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1724/25, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     5. Thomas Higdon,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1771, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. William Higdon,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1783 and 1789, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F03089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://members.cox dot net/chiefstorm/gen/oth-h235.htm#CC
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      Higton, John, planter, Charles County, 29th April, 1723; 11th June, 1723.
      To sons John, Charles and Benjamin and dau. Mary Sims, personalty.
      To wife Menesenca, extx., residue of estate during life; at her decease., to sons Thomas and William equally.
      Test: George Dent,, John Semmes (Simes), Elizabeth Duckworth. 18.108.
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      John Hidgton 9.289 CH 23.11.9 Dec 12 1723
      Appraisers: Richard Edelin, Benjamin Boarman. Creditors: Gustavus Brown, Anthony Simmes.
      Next of kin: John Higton, Benjamin Higton
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      John Higton 6.40 A CH 23.11.9 Jun 13 1724
      Payments to: Dr. Brown, Richard Smith, Charles Yates, Henry Neale, William Murphey, Samuel Hanson.
      Executrix: Millesent Higton.
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      Charles County Maryland Inventories
      p. 145-145: John Higdton dec'd 12 Dec 1723; John Higton exr.; kin Brian Higton.
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      1682 - John Higdon gives a deposition in 1682 in which he says he is age 25.
      Source: Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799," p. 91, citing Archives of Maryland, Vol. 7, p. 415.

      1683 - The impeachment of Jacob Young for his conduct in a matter involving the Indians. John Higdon was paid as Young's "keeper" and gave evidence against him.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 7, pp. 457, 472, 476, 518, 538 and 560.

      Jan. 1686/7 - John Higton is on the St. Mary's Co., Md. list of debts due to the estate of Thomas Gerrard.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1685-1701," p. 44.
      Comment: The list of debts is undated but Gerrard's inventory date is Jan. 1686/7.

      July 1692 - The 2nd codicil (dated July 17, 1692) to the St. Mary's Co., Md. will of James Bowling, probated Oct. 1693, leaves personalty to cousin Millesent Higden.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, p. 69.

      Feb. 1, 1694/5 - Benjamin Hall, gentleman, St. Mary's Co., exhibited bond of Mr. Richard Hubbard administrator of Alexander Currey, St. Mary's Co. Securities: John Higdon, Alexander Willson.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15C, p. 168.

      1695 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of William Rosewell shows John Higton on the list of debts owed to Rosewell's estate.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1688-1698," p. 77.

      1696 - John Higton and Benjamin Hall appraise the St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of Elizabeth Young.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1688-1698," p. 45.
      Comment: Elizabeth's inventory is undated but surrounding inventories are 1696. Elizabeth Young's will was probated Jan. 1695/6 in Charles Co., and her May 1697 administration account was also filed in Charles Co. Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 16, p. 124, shows Hall & Higdon appointed appraisers Jan. 21, 1695/6, and Liber 16, p. 204 shows inventory date as Dec. 4, 1696.

      1698 - William Boarman and John Higton approve the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Richard Hobart, Gent.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1697-1700," p. 18.
      Comment: No date given but surrounding dates are 1698. No county given but other records show Hobart in St. Mary's Co. prior to 1696 and in Charles Co. thereafter.

      Nov. 1699 - Robert Mason vs. William Wells of Charles Co. The case sets forth Wells' account with Mason which shows that in 1696 Mason paid John Higdon 398 lbs. of tobacco for Wells.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber X, pp. 215-7.

      Dec. 22, 1705 - The Charles Co., Md. inventory of John Smith by appraisers Anthony Semmes and John Higton. Note: not recorded.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 19C, p. 36.

      Sep. 1706 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Daniel Gerrard shows that Gerrard's estate made a payment to John Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708," p. 33.

      Nov. 1706 - John Higton is on the list of debts owed to the estate of Thomas Smoot in Smoot's Charles Co., Md. administration account.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708," p. 35.

      Aug. 1708 - John Higton witnesses the Charles Co., Md. will of Anthony Semmes.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 3, p. 119.

      1717 - Richard Edelen and John Higton appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Marmaduke Semms. John Semms and Marmaduke Semms approve the inventory.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1715-1718," p. 51.
      Comment: No date or county is given but other records show them to be 1717 and Charles Co.

      Nov. 1717- The Court allows John Hidgon [sic] 116 lbs. of tobacco for 29 squirrel heads (4 lbs. each.)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber I No. 2, p. 34.

      Aug. 1719 - There is a record of John Higton at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber I No. 2, p. 255.

      Mar. 25, 1720 - John Higdon and Benedict Boarman witness the Charles Co., Md. will of Henry Miles.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 5, p. 8.

      May 2, 1720 - The Charles Co., Md. administration bond of Mary Miles, executrix of Henry Miles. Sureties: Thomas Hagan, John Higdon, Sr.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 24, p. 175

      Aug. 1722 - John Higton witnesses the Charles Co., Md. will of Randolph Garland.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 5, p. 115.

      Dec. 1722 - John Higton and John Semmes were sureties for the administration of the Charles Co., Md. estate of Abraham Lemaster by John Lemaster, executor.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 26, p. 97.

      ca. 1722-1723 - The Aug. 1758 deposition of son William Higdon, Sr., age 50, mentions his father John Higdon living 35 or 36 years ago.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber H No. 3, p. 577.
      Comment: This deposition was given at a land commission for "Boarman's Rest" owned by Leonard Boarman. At this same Aug. 1758 land commission and on the same page, Marsham Queen, age 45, gives two depositions that mention John Higdon about 36 years ago.

      Mar. 1722/3 - John Higton and John Boarman appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Abraham Lemaster.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1717-1735, p. 106.

      Dec. 12, 1723 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of John Higton.
      Appraisers: Richard Edelin and Benjamin Boarman (value 23/11/9.)
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown and Anthony Simmes.
      Next-of-kin: John Higton and Benjamin Higton.
      Executrix: _________ [name left blank]
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1720-1724," p. 48.

      June 13, 1724 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of John Higton.
      Payments made to 6 persons.
      Executrix: Millesent Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1731," p. 4.
      Comment: The only monetary amount shown is that of the inventory.
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      From The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland, Vol 1 and 2 by Ralph D. Smith
      Jan 1724/5 - Maryland Perogative Court. Charles Co. Returns at the Feb 4, 1724/5 court. Benjamin Higton [sic} his administration bond in common form by John Higton his administrator, with John Lemaister and Cleborn Simms his sureties in 100 pounds sterling. Dated Jan 12, 1724/5. Bond ordered to be filed. Source: MD Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Book 27, p. 145.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber S, Page 187
      17 Apr 1693; Indenture from William Dent, planter, to John Higdon of St. Mary's County, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called Hailyfax; located on the north side of Oxon Runn; containing 90 acres; William Dent (mark); wit. Ralph Shaw, Clebome Lomax

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

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