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

Edward Willett

Male 1656 - 1745  (88 years)


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  • Name Edward Willett 
    Born 7 Oct 1656  Cirencester, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1744/45  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015937  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Edward Willett,   b. Bef 1627, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Bridgett Clutterbuck,   b. Bef 1631, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1647  Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tabitha Mills,   b. 26 Oct 1676, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1738 and 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1692  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bridgett Willett,   b. 18 Jul 1699, Mt. Calvert, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ninian Willett,   b. 30 Nov 1701, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Edward Willett,   b. 12 Jan 1702/03, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1772, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. James Willett,   b. 1705, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     5. William Willett,   b. 1707, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Thomas Willett,   b. 9 Aug 1708, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1751, Frederick County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     7. Anne Willett,   b. 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F09038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLETT, EDWARD, Prince George's Co. 16 June, 1743; 11 Feb, 1744
      To my eldest son NINIAN WILLETT, 5 s. sterl, and the plantatlon which he now lives on, which sometime ago gave him by a deed of gift. which may be found among the records of Prince George's Co. Courts.
      To my son EDWARD WILLETT, 5 so sterl. and 60 A. being pt of the tract of land Jones (?) or James (?) lives on and made over to him by a deed of gift, sometime ago.
      I give my son THOMAS WILLETT and his tract called "Lick Hill belonging to me.
      To My son WILLIAM WILLETT, I give tract called Beal's Craft" of 43 A. and 87 A of tract called "Bealington" being pt where I now live.
      To my son JAMES WILLETT, all :remaining tracts of land called "Bealington" with his 2 bros, EDWARD and WILLIAM WILLETT.
      To my dau Anne SWAN, all that tract called "Ryley's Plains" adjoining to the land of Cuthbard Anderson, 172 A., and I give to the sd Anne Swan, the acre of land I bought of Mr. Stodart in the town of Mount Calvert.
      Mentions sons THOS., Wm., and JAMES and dau Anne SWAN tract called "Little Dean' that; I bought of Thomas James and tract called "Horse Race" that I bought of Ephriam Beal.
      Exec. son Wm. WILLETT.
      Wit: James Gibson, Wm. Harper, Edward Risten, 24.8
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      Edward Willett 31.36 PG 122.8.4 May 7 1745
      Appraisers: Edward Clagett, James Gibson.
      Next of kin: Ninian Willett, James Willett.
      Administrator/Executor: William Willett.
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      Mr. Edward Willett 32.179 PG 8.15.9 Apr 24 1746
      Probate information cites the deceased as William Willett.
      Appraisers: Edward Clagett, James Gibson.
      Executor: William Willett.
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      Edward Willet 22.163 A PG 122.5.4 20.19.9 Apr 24 1746
      A second inventory is also cited in the amount of 8.15.9.
      Payments to: Isaac Milner (merchant in London) paid by Samuel Magruder, .Jr.
      Administtator/Exeoutor: William Willet.
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      Barnard, Thomas, Calvert Co., 10th Oct., 1694; 30th Mch., 1695.
      To son Luke, 100 A., part of '' Chipping Camden" on n. side w. branch Patuxent, and "Barnard's Request" at death of wife; son to be of age at 21 yrs.
      To dau. Mary at 16 yrs of age, 100 A., residue of "Chipping Camden." In event of her death under age or without issue to revert to son Luke afsd.
      Wife Sabina and son Luke afsd. joint exs.
      Test: Joshua Hall, Alex. Sawer, Nath'1 Wickam, Edw. Willett. 7. 100.
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      Thomas Barnard 13B.89 A PG 180.7.9 #9333 May 12 1696
      Payments to: Henry Fernly, widow Broome, Edward Willitt for schooling deceased's 2 children (unnamed), Joseph Browne, Thomas Roc.
      Mentions: 2 orphans (unnamed).
      Executrix: Sabina Wickam, wife of Nathaniell Wickam.
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      John Venman 33A.161 A PG 41,4.0 11.16.1 Mar 29 1712
      Received from: Christopher Thompson, William Powell, James Holmeard.
      Payments to: Mr. John Garard for Mr. Isaac Millner & Co., Mr. Christopher Thompson, Mr. Hugh Riley, James Gladston, Mr. Edward Willett, Mr. Jonathon White (minister), Esq. Bladen, Benjamin Berry.
      Executrix: Anne Brashiers, wife of Thomas Brashier
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      Caster (Castor), William, tailor, Prince George's County, 10th Sept., 1726; 11th Oct., 1726.
      To Alice Indose (dau.-in-law of John Henry), personalty at age of 16.
      John Henry, ex., and hrs., 1/2 interest in 300 A. taken up with John Allison; personalty and debts due from Phillip Smith,, Jonathan Scarth and Joseph Addams, mchts. of London.
      Test: John Haswell, Katherine Sheforne, Edwd. Willett. MCW 18,534,
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      William Castor 8.410 A PG 21,18,10 13.8,9 Oct 11 1727
      Received from: William Mordent, Thomas Gittings, Thomas Cumpton, Griffith Davis, Mareen Duvall, Alexander Maccarty, Benjamin Berry, William Lintell, Samuell Magruder, Sr., James Moore, John Soper, Sr., Richard Pickleton, George Moore, William Renshaw, William Tawnihill, Burgess Mitchell, William Harbin, Mary Sweney, Samuell Warner, Thomas Gurton, Sr., Robert Mille, Ninian Willett, Edward Willet.
      Payments to: Charles Burgess, Walter Thompson, Jos, Coleman, Phill. Lloyd, Esq., Thomas Brook, Thomas Brook & William Holland & Thomas Addison, Esq.
      Executor: John Henry,
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      Thomas Lucas 7,208 PG 210,7.9 Mar 26 1722
      Appraisers: John Henry, Edward Willett,
      Creditors: James Peaves, Alexander Beall.
      Next of kin; Will. Scott, Mary Scott, Charles Lucas,
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      Pearson, Francis, Prince George's County, 16th July, 1713; 26th Sept., 1713.
      To wife Eliza:, extx., part of 166 A., Collington,."bought of Eliza: Beall, late wife of Ninian Beall.
      Test: John Barrett, Sr., Edward Wellett., John Henry. 13. 681.
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      Willitt, Charles, Prince George's County, 4th Nov., 1737; 20th Dec., 1737.
      To son John Caward (Cawood) Willitt, daus, Mary and Elizabeth and sons Richard, George and Benjamin, personalty.
      Wife Mary, extx., to have charge of sons until they arrive at age of 21.
      Test: Edward Willett, Sr., Tabitha Willitt, Richard Blew. MCW 21, 885.
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      Richard Brightwell 19-1/2B.1 I PG 52.0.5 Sep 5 1699
      (gentleman
      Appraisers; David Small, Edward Willett,
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      Susanna Grimes, born say 1670, ran away from Prince George's County, Maryland, to Anne Arundel County with her "Malatta" child Elizabeth in 1704 after the death of her master, Colonel Hollyday. She was arrested and returned to Prince George's County court on 23 August 1704 when the court sold her and her four-year-old daughter to Edward Willett [Court Record 1699-1705, 321a].
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      Elizabeth Grimes, born 15 October 1700, was sold to Edward Willett, her mother's master, by the Prince George's County court on 23 August 1704. She was called a "Mallatoe woman belonging to Edward Willett" on 27 June 1721 when she confessed to having two illegitimate children. The court ruled that the oldest child was "begotten by a Negroe," ordered the child sold to her master until the age of thirty-one and sold the youngest, called a "white" girl, to Willett until the age of sixteen. She was called "Malatto Bess" on 24 June 1729 when she confessed to having a child by "a Certain Negro or Malatto Frank at William Digges'." Their child, born on 25 March 1728/9, was bound to Willett until the age of thirty-one. She had another child by a free person before 28 March 1731/2 when the court ordered that she serve twelve months and bound her illegitimate child Rachel to her master until the age of sixteen. And she had a child by a free person before 22 November 1737 when the court ordered that she receive ten lashes. On 23 March 1737/8 John Smith Prather, innholder, was security for her presentment for selling liquor without a license. The case was postponed several times until 26 June 1739 when Edward Willett became her security. On 26 August 1740 she was called "Elizabeth Grimes alias Malatto Bess" when James Russell had a case against her which was agreed between the parties before it came to trial. On 24 March 1740/1 she confessed to having an illegitimate child (by a free person), and the court ordered that she receive ten lashes [Court Record 1699-1705, 321a; 1720-2, 264-6; 1729-30, 9, 401; 1730-2, 301; 1736-8, 415, 595-6, 659, 660; 1738-40, 444, 518; 1740-2, 76, 93, 203].
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      Philip Grimes, born about 1740, a three-year-old orphan bound to William Willett on 22 November 1743. The court ordered that he serve until the age of twenty-one and receive one year of schooling [Court Record 1742-3, 156].
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      Susanah Grimes, born say 1719, admitted in Prince George's County court on 28 August 1739 that she had a "Mallatto" child. The court ordered that she be sold for seven years and bound her daughter Nelly, born 25 June 1739, to Edward Willett until the age of thirty-one. In March 1742 she confessed that she had an illegitimate "Molatto" child named John who was bound as an apprentice until the age of thirty-one [Court Record 1738-40, 442; 1742-3, 375]. Her children were
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Indenture, 28 July 1698
      From: Col. NINIAN BEALL of P. G. County, gent.
      To: EDWARD WILLETT of P. G. Co.
      Price: 3000 lbs. tobacco
      Property: Two tracts totaling 100 acres on the west side of the western branch of Patuxent River in P. G. Co.: 1) all of "Bealls Craft" which bounds on land of WILLIAM SELLBY, 43 acres; 2) part of "Horse Race" which bounds on "Bealls Craft" and on a branch called Packeletts Meddow, 57 acres.
      Signature: NINIAN BEALL
      Wit.: THOM. HOLLYDAY, SAM'LL MAGRUDER, BENJAMIN BERRY
      Ackn'd: NINIAN BEALL and RUTH his wife, 28 July 1698 Recorded: 2 December 1698, Vol. A, p. 152
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 18 April 1702
      From: RICHARD JONES of P. G. County, planter
      To: EDWARD WILLETT of P. G. County, pewterer
      Price: 50 pounds sterling
      Property: All the 100 acre tract "Bealington" in P. G. Co. on the west side of Dividing Creek of the Patuxent River, bounding on WILLIAM GROOME'S tract "Groome Lott," and on "Good Luck."
      Signature: RICHARD JONES (mark)
      Wit.: ROBERT BRADLEY, JAMES STODDERT
      Ackn'd: RICHARD JONES and wife ANNE, 18 April 1702
      Recorded: 7 May 1702, Vol. A, p. 437
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 9 o Indenture, 12 Aug 1702
      From: Thomas James, planter of Prince George's County
      To: Edward Willett of Prince George's County
      103 acres on Beaver Dam Branch called Little Deare formerly in Calvert County, now in Prince George's County for 3,000 pounds of good merchantable tobacco; land surveyed by Daniel Elliott; bounded by Beaver Dam Run; Royal mines excepted
      Signed: Thomas James (mark)
      Witnessed: Thomas Hollyday and James Stoddart
      Memorandum: Endorsement on back of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas James; witnessed by Thomas Hollyday and James Stoddart.
      Alienation: 23 Feb 1702 Edward Willett paid the sum of 4s
      Vide ye alienation in Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 43
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: LITTLE DEANE; Owner: James, Thomas: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Feb 15, 1695: Ref: Liber BB#3 f 166: Map Location: R-09
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 10; Public Instrument, relating to estate of Richard Allen, decd, haberdasher of London; will probated in Canterbury, England, in the time of Lord William, King of England
      From: Joseph Webb, grocer of London and his wife Sarah, daughter of Richard Allen, heirs of the Maryland estate of Richard Allen
      Letter of Attorney: To John Parker, merchant of London traveling to Maryland, to collect debt due Allen estate from Edward Willett, late of London, now of Maryland
      Signed: Joseph Webb and Sarah Webb
      Witnessed: Philip James, Sam'll Bourns, and W. Botteler, filed and duly stamped
      Probate document written in Latin, filed "Londini septieno die August 1700"; Tho. Wellham, Reg'ty Dep'tus; signed Gull Scarey, Nonair Publicus
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 11 o Instrument of Procuration, 7 Aug 1700
      From: John Parker, formerly of London, presently residing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      To: Jacob Regnier of Annapolis, to act as agent in the matter of the heirs Joseph Webb and his wife Sarah to the estate of Richard Allen, decd, haberdasher of London
      Signed: John Parker 18 Apr 1702
      Witnessed: Henry Grubb, Isaac Meriatt, and Henry Collingson
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 11a; From John Parker to Edward Willett; notification of substitution of Jacob Regnier to handle affairs of estate of Richard Allen Signed: John Parker, 6 Jul 1702
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 11a; Indenture, 19 Aug 1702
      From: Edward Willett, pewterer of Prince George's County and wife Tabitha
      To: Jacob Regnier, Esq'r, of Lincolns Inn Middlesex, England, now living in Maryland
      For 250 the 157 acres in Prince George's County called The Horserace containing 300 acres formerly located in Calvert County; sold by James Moor to Edward Willett; the other part purchased by Thomas Cox; and for 173f/10s another parcel of land called Little Deare containing 103 acres formerly taken up by Thomas James said to be in Charles County but was also in Prince George's County; five payments to be made at Annapolis at the State House
      Signed: Ja. Regnier
      Witnessed: Rich'd Pile and Hen. Collingson
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 25; Condition of Obligation, 13 Oct 1702
      From: Edward Willett and Thomas Box
      To: Thomas Dent of Prince George's County
      Thomas Dent, appointed the lawful Clerk of Prince George's County and Edward Willett appointed his Deputy Clerk
      Signed: Edward Willet and Thomas Box
      Witnessed: Tabitha Willet (mark) and Caleb Norris (mark)
      Alienation: 22 Dec 1698 Thomas Wells (sic) the sum of 8s for 200 acres
      Vide ye convenyance in Liber A., Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 26
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 26 o 9 Sep 1702
      From: Thomas Dent
      To: Edward Willett
      "By virtue of the power and authority to me granted by The Honorable Sir Thomas Lawrence, Baronet, Secretary of Maryland to be keeper of the records and clerk of Prince George's County Court" Edward Willett is appointed Deputy Clerk and allowed to keep 1/2 of the fees collected.

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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 13; Obligation, 19 Aug 1702
      From: Jacob Regnier of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, England, now living in Maryland
      To: Edward Willett, pewterer of Prince Georges County, and wife; 346
      Signed: Jacob Regnier on 19 Aug 1702
      Witnessed: Rich'd Pile and Hen. Collingson
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 440
      Petition of Edward Willett to the Justices:
      Charles, Lord Baltimore to, Charles Beale, Thomas Evans, John Beale, Jr- and John Beale, Sr., Gent.; regarding boundaries of Little Dean; depositions following:
      Enrolled 26 Jun 1729
      1 May 1729; Deposition of Walter Evans, planter, age ca 81; mentions William Scott's dwelling plantation, George Burgis 34 years ago
      1 May 1729; Deposition of Richard Weaver, carpenter; mentions 45 years ago, William Scott's dwelling plantation, 6 years ago Walter Evans, Thomas James
      1 May 1729; Deposition of Thomas Evans, planter, age ca 44; mentions Cabbin Branch, Beaver Dam Branch, Eastern Branch; the south side of Dr. John Haswell's dwelling plantation; mentions about 34 years ago deponent's father, George Burgess, Thomas James, David Davis; also Cabin Branch


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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 476
      Petition of Charles Beale, Samuel Beale and Joseph Wilson 2 Dec past:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Richard Keene, Robert Bradly, Henry Dick and William Young, Gent.; regarding the boundaries of The Meadows, Bacon Hall, The Beginning of Samuel Beale and Dear Bought; 30 Nov 1728; oaths follow:
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Charles Walker, planter, age ca 60; mentions Thomas Box, dec'd, the mouth of Cabin Branch, Col. Darnall and Col. Beale
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Edward Willett; mentions the northernmost part of The Horse Race and Thomas Box, dec'd; division gave 157 to Willett and 143 acres to Thomas Box according to patent; mentions Col. John Bigger
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Charles Beale, age ca 57; mentions his father, dec'd, Nathan Veath, dec'd, Edward Digges, dec'd, Mount Calvert and Richard Clagett
      19 Mar 1728/9: Deposition of Edward Heneberry, age ca 46; mentions Holdsworth Landing ca 17 years ago, Edward ?Leuis, Thomas Price, dec'd, and Mr. Holdsworth
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Thomas Clagett, age ca 50; mentions 15 years ago Capt. Richard Smith of St. Leonard Creek, now dec'd, The Expedition belonging to deponent's father and Col. Ninian Beale; also Bacon Hall, Capt. Henry Darnall, dec'd, James Moore, David Small, William Sheppard and Kingston
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Thomas Clagett, age ca 50; mentions Holdworth's Landing ca 25 years ago, Samuel Holdsworth, Capt. Richard Smith, Dear Bought, Francis Ballenger, Col. Beale, Mussellshell
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Archibald Edmonston, age ca 60; mentions ca 17 years ago Col. Beale, dec'd, road to Mt. Calvert, Richard Clagett's plantation
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Thomas Stimson, age ca 75, mentions Holdsworth's Landing, Edward Leuis, dec'd
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Edward Ristow, cooper, age ca 35; mentions Charles Walker and Edward Willet about 4 years ago
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Abigail Tant, widow, age ca 63; mentions Robert Robertson, dec'd
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Thomas Stimson, planter, age ca 75; mentions Cabin Branch 20 years ago and Thomas Box
      22 Jul 1729; Deposition of Clement Hill, Sr., age ca 59; mentions Col. Ninian Beale 20 years ago, Robert Robinson, Town of Marlborough
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Jos. Brown, planter, age ca 64; mentions 35 years ago, Western Branch and Col. Beall
      22 Jul 1729; Deposition of James Moore, Sr., age ca 105; mentions 20 years ago, Col. Henry Darnall, Col. Ninian Beale and James Stoddert; also The Meadows, house of Robert Robinson in the town of Marlborough
      Enrolled 26 Aug 1729
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 189. At the request of Benjamin Berry, Jr., the following Deed was recorded September 7, 1753
      Indenture made May 16, 1753; James Russell and James Wardrop, merchants in consideration of 59 money of Great Britain paid by Benjamin Berry, Jr., innholder, in consideration of 7002 pounds of tobacco have sold part of a tract called "Good Luck" containing 100 acres of land whereon Ninian Willett lately dwelt which was given to him by his father Edward Willett. Signed James Wardrop, James Russell in the presence of Allen Bowie, John Hepburn, Thomas Hodgkin and acknowledged before John Hepburn, Thomas Hodgkin and at the same time Lettice Wardrop wife of James Wardrop and Ann Russell wife of James Russell relinquished their right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 420. At the request of George Munro the following Deed was recorded March 26, 1774
      Indenture made November 27, 1773; John Willett, planter of Wake County, North Carolina eldest son and heir at law of Thomas Willett who was devisee of Edward Willett of PGCo in consideration of 1500 pounds of crop tobacco paid by George Munro, merchant in Bladensburg has sold one undivided fourth part of a tract called "Little Dean" that Edward Willett bought of Thomas James and left by his will to be equally divided between his three sons; Thomas Willett, William Willett and James Willett and his daughter Ann Swan which said fourth part contains 25 acres. Signed John Willett in the presence of Zachariah Jones, Richard Henderson and acknowledged before
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 650. At the request of John Read Magruder the following Deed was recorded August 25, 1779
      In testimony that John Read Magruder, Gentleman on April 2, 1779, advertised at the court house door agreeable to a resolve of the honorable house of senators made October session 1778 that he would prefer his petition to the next general assembly for and act to confirm a deed conveyed by Richard Jones and Ann Jones his wife to Edward Willett on January 22, 1711 for part of a tract called "Good Luck" containing 100 acres. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the public seal of the county aforesaid this June 1, 1779, Hugh Lyon, deputy clerk
      in pursuance of the aforegoing certificate and petition therein mentioned and act of general assembly passed July session 1779 for confirming and recording the following deed. This indenture made January 22, 1711 in the 10th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Ann by grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Queen defender of the faith between Richard Jones of PGCo, planter and Ann Jones his wife of one part and Edward Willett of the aforesaid County and province, pewterer of the other part. Witnessed that Richard Jones and Ann Jones his wife in consideration of 17,784 pounds of good sound merchantable leaf tobacco and cask paid by Edward Willett has sold all the dwelling plantation now called "Dear Bought" lying on the west side of the Western Branch of Patuxent River in the woods it being a part of a tract called "Good Luck" now in the tenure and occupation of the widow Sarah Magruder and containing 100 acres. Signed Richard Jones in the presence of R. Bradley, Richard Groome and acknowledged before R. Bradley