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

Benjamin Higdon

Male 1696 - 1725  (29 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Higdon  [1
    Born 1696  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1724/25  Charles County, Maryland - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015863  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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      Benjamin Higdon 10.363 CH 9.5.0 {1725}
      Appraisers: Benedict Boarman, Richard Edelen.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown.
      Mentions: John Hawsse, Mary Lommes, Charles Higdon.
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      Benjamin Higton 6.350 A CH 9.5.0 23.9.0 May 3 1725
      Administrator: John Higton,
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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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      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.

      Nov. 1724 - There are 2 records of Benjamin Higdon at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 2, p. 409, and another record of him at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 2, p. 412.

      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.

      ca. Apr. 1725 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of Benjamin Higdon.
      Appraisers: Benedict Boarman, Richard Edelen (value 9/5/0).
      Creditor: Gustavus Brown - "no debts due to the intestate."
      Kin: John Haw, Sr., and Mary Semmes (makes her mark "M").
      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.
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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.

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

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