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

Barbara Contee

Female 1740 - 1800  (59 years)


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  • Name Barbara Contee 
    Born 21 Jan 1739/40  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jan 1800  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I016665  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father Alexander Contee,   b. Apr 1693, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1740/41, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Jane Brooke,   b. 1703, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1721  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Read Magruder,   b. 17 Jun 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1772  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Magruder,   b. Abt 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Alexander Magruder,   b. Abt 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1829, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. John Read Magruder,   b. Abt 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1830, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     4. Alexander Contee Magruder,   b. 1778, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1853, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Jane Contee Magruder,   b. 2 Nov 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     6. Thomas Magruder,   b. 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 29 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F10689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 437 BARBARA MAGRUDER 06/15/1790 01/02/1800 "being . . . though weak in Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Barbara Magruder --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Will" Negro man "Peter" Negro woman "Jane and Negro woman "Milla"
      -to have all household and kitchen furniture
      2. John Read Magruder --son
      -to have Negro man "Batchelor"
      -to have testatrix's stock of corn and tobacco and after legacies and debts are paid, to
      have the remainder of the estate -named executor of the will
      Witnesses:
      Richard W. Brashears
      William Brown son of John (mark)
      Then came: Richard Wells Brashears
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
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      not in fathers will
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      Contee, Alexander, clerk, Prince George's County, 24th July, 1739;
      5th Jan., 1740.
      To son John, "Rogers Refuge" at Port Tobacco.
      To son Peter, "Balto., Co.," Zachiah.
      To son Thomas, dwelling plantation and lot in Nottingham Town on Patuxant R.
      To son Theodore, "Wartinton" at Piscatiway.
      To son Alexander, "Elftonhills" in Charles Co.
      To dau. Jane, "Buck Range" in Balto. Co.
      To daus. Grace and Cathrine, personalty.
      To Daniel Dulany, Edmond Jennigs, Philip Troy, Samuel Hanson all of Charles County, Thomas Hodgkins, John Heburn, Thomas Brooke, personalty.
      To wife [unnamed] extx., life interest in estate.
      Testator desires that if wife die, Daniel Dulany and Philip Key be appointed exs. They to see that child. are brought up in Church of England.
      Overseers: Samuel Hyde and Joseph Adams.
      Test: John Booker, John Jackey, John Hammond, Samuel Townshend.
      Note: Testator wishes to have funeral sermon preached by the Rectors of St. Paul Parish, Prince George's Co. and Port Tobacco Parish, Charles Co.
      Widow makes her election and abides by above will. MCW 22.347.
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      Folio 112 JANE CONTEE PG 01/26/1779 06/12/1779
      "being in good health ...'
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Contee --son
      -to have all of testatrix's tract of land in Charles County called "Rozer's Refuge"
      -to have Negro man "Hector" and "Moses"
      -to have one third of testatrix's corn, tobacco, money and household furn. and one third of the plate
      -to have the tract of land called "Bucker's (?) Quarter" and all that lying to the southward of a large branch or run that makes in to the creek called Portobaaco Creek and a small part of the marsh that is now ditched and which lies to the northward of the said branch and to be laid off so as to cont. 20 acres
      -named executor of the will
      2. John Contee --son
      -to have silver coffee pot, and mourning ring of 1 guinea price
      3. Catherine Harrison--daughter
      Barbara Reed--daughter
      -son Thomas to pay each the sum of 50 pounds sterling and should he refuse, then he is to have no part of the land left to him in Charles County
      -remainder of the land called "Rozer's Refuge" to be divided between them -Catherine to have Negro woman "Nan" and Negro boy "John"
      -Catherine to have one third part of the plate, one third part of the corn and tobacco and one third part of the household fum.
      -Barbara to have Negro men "Ben" and "Peter"
      -Barbara to have one third part of the corn and tobacco, one third part of the plate, and one third part of the household furn.
      -testatrix wants it understood that the money given to daughters Catherine and Barbara and to son Thomas is not to be part of the money due testatrix from W. Hyde, merchant
      4. Jane (Contee?) --daughter
      -to have silver tea pot and stand and milk pot and tea spoons and tray and bread and butter plate, 1 mourning ring of I guinea price
      5. Jane Contee Harrison --granddaughter
      -to have Negro boys "George" "Townside" and "Jacob" and Negro girl "Cate"
      6. John Hanson --son-in-law
      -along w/ testatrix's sons John and Thomas to have all of testatrix's right to a debt due from Samuel Hyde, merchant and now due--to be divided among them
      7. Jane Contee --granddaughter (daughter of son John)
      Alexander Contee --grandson (son of son Thomas)
      Jane (Contee?) --granddaughter (daughter of son Thomas)
      Alexander --grandson (son of daughter Jane)
      Jane --granddaughter (daughter of daughter Jane)
      Leonard --grandson (son of daughter Grace)
      John Reed --grandson (son of daughter Barbara)
      -each of testatrix's grandchildren including Jane Harrison, to have I silver can of 5 guineas price and to be paid out of the share of Catherine and Barbara and Thomas Witnesses: John Baden, Sr.
      Robert Baden
      Juda Flood (mark)
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand

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