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

Charles Higdon

Male 1695 - Bef 1750  (< 54 years)


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  • Name Charles Higdon  [1
    Born 1695  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1750  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015861  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

  • Notes 
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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.
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1713-14 - There is a record of Charles Higdon at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber E No. 2, p. 370.

      Nov. 1714 - Charles Higton vs. John Noe. Trespass on the Case. Writ served on John Noe, but Charles Higton not having filed his declaration against the said John Noe within 30 days according to the rules of Court, it is ordered that Charles take nothing by his writ, and that John recover 248 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber E No. 2, p. 473.

      Apr. 7, 1723 - Exhibited from Charles Co., bond of Grace Newman, executrix of George Newman. Sureties: John Scroggen, Charles Higton.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 26, p. 144.

      ca. Apr. 1725 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of Benjamin Higdon. Administrator: Charles Higdon (makes his mark "C").
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1717-1735, p. 159, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1727," p. 14.
      Comment: Curiously, brother John Higdon is shown as the administrator in Benjamin's administration bond and administration account.

      Jan. 1725/6 - Charles Higdon, of Charles Co., deeds to Thomas Addison, Esq., of Prince George's Co., for 5/14/0, a tract of land called "Hallifax," formerly in Charles Co., now in Prince George's Co., containing 95 acres. Charles makes his mark. No spouse waives dower.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber I, p. 702.
      Comment: In Apr. 1693, William Dent deeded "Hallifax" to Charles' father, John Higdon, Sr.

      Sep. 1733 - The Prince George's Co., Md. administration account of Phil. Gibbs shows that Gibbs' estate received a payment from Charles Higton.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1731-1737," p. 43.

      1733 - Charles Higdon is in the tax list of Upper Piscataway Hundred, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: "Calendar of Maryland State Papers. No. 1. The Black Books," item no. 268.
      Comment: This is the last record found for Charles Higdon [Sr.] and there are no estate records for him. His son Charles Higdon [Jr.] begins to be found in Nov. 1750. He was b. ca. 1731 which means that Charles Higdon [Sr.] was married by that time.

      Issue of Charles Higdon [Sr.]

      1. CHARLES HIGDON [JR.]

      Nov. 1750 - Charles Higdon, his petition for a maintenance.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Court, Judgment Record, Vol. 1750-1751, p. 174 [from index; doubtless a petition for support as shown below at subequent November Courts]
      Comment: Frederick Co. was formed from Prince George's Co. in 1748.

      Nov. 1751 - Charles Higdon in a petition to the Court states that "he is going in the one and twentieth year of his age and never walked any .... [and] beggeth that Your Worships would be pleased to allow some small matter more, he being very helpless [and] not having any to support him." The Court ordered that he be allowed 500 pounds of tobacco in the next County levy for his support to the next November Court.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Court, Judgment Record, 1751-1752, pp. 161-2.

      Nov. 1752 - The petition of Charles Higdon states that he is going on 22 years of age and never walked from his birth and is not able to get his living, and your petitioner begs that your honorable worships be pleased to allow me a small matter more than your Worships did before, for it is so small it will not support me. Upon reading which petition and consideration, it is ordered by the Court that the petitioner be allowed in the next levy 600 pounds of tobacco for his support from this time to next November Court. Ordered also that the allowance aforesaid be assigned George Mathews for the petitoner's use.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Court, Judgment Record, 1752-1753, p. 463.

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

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