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

William Dement

Male Bef 1709 - 1765  (> 56 years)


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  • Name William Dement 
    Born Bef 1709 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Feb 1765  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017386  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father George Dement,   b. Abt 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1729, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Mary Timothy,   b. Abt 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bef 1712  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Dement,   b. Bef 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1752 and 1764, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dement,   b. 20 May 1731, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1764  (Age < 32 years)
     2. Mary Dement,   b. 7 May 1733, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Feb 1764, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years)
     3. Anne Dement,   b. 15 Nov 1735, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1780, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     4. Benajah Dement,   b. 17 Aug 1738, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1817, Ohio County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Jesse Dement,   b. 10 Oct 1740, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1781, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. George Dement,   b. 10 Jan 1742/43, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1798, West Liberty, Ohio County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Susannah Dement,   b. 29 Mar 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1784, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     8. Dorcus Dement,   b. 1 Apr 1747, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Dement,   b. 20 May 1749, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Dement,   b. 3 Apr 1753, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Dec 1776 and Jan 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     11. Walter Dement,   b. 1 May 1755, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Western Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F11100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DEMENT, WILLIAM, Charles Co, 9 Feb, 1764 22 Feb,1765
      To son Benajah Dement, 1 sh.
      To son Jesse Dement, 1 sh.
      To son George Dement, mare and 1 sh.
      To dau. Anne Waters, 1 sh.
      To granddau. Martha Somerset, furniture at age 18 or day of marriage.
      To two sons, William Dement and Walter Dement, a tract called "Dements Enlargement." Also tract, "Star Cross."
      Remainder to sons William and Walter and daus. Dorcas Dement and Lydia Dement.
      Son-In-law William Roby, ex.
      Wit: Samuel Amery, William, Turner, Randol (Randolph) Turner. MCW 33.112
      ===
      William Dament/Dement 87.260 CH 170.2.10 May 4 1765
      Appraisers: J. Hawkins, Richard Tubman, Jr,
      Creditors: Hezekiah Turner, Daniel Jenifer.
      Next of kin: John Dement, Dorcas Dement
      Executor: William Roby.
      ===
      William Dements 5,67 D CH 128.2.11 Dec 2 1767
      Sureties: John Cannington, Thomas Hyde Kellso.
      Legatees: Benajah Dement, George Dement, Martha Somerset (granddaughter).
      Residue to 2 sons & 2 daughters (equally): William, Walter, Dorcas, Lydia.
      Executor: Mr. William Robey.
      ===
      Dement, George, Charles County, 2nd March, 1729; 31st May, 1729.
      To son George and hrs., "Crabbtree" and 1s. dau. Mary Jonson, 1s. son William and hrs., pt. of "Miles End" that was formerly John Broockes.
      To son John and hrs., pt. of "Miles End" that was formerly Giles Willsons.
      to 6 youngest child. (undesignated), residue of personal estate.
      To wife Elizabeth, 15 out of estate of Benjamin Ward.
      Ex.: William Dement.
      Test: Edward Turner, William Ward, Edward Davis, Jr. 19.726.
      ===
      George Dement, Sr. 15.78 CH 92.10.2 Aug 19 1729
      Appraisers: John Dent, Edward Turner,
      Creditors: William Thorne, Robert Chrystie,
      Next of kin: John Hunt, Edward Davis.
      Executor: William Dement.
      ===
      George Dement; acct.; Charles Co.; 92.18.2; 114.15.2; 16 Mar 1730;
      legatees: Elisabeth Dement (relict), Elisabeth Ward, Margret Ward, William Ward and John Ward (minor children of Benjamin Ward {dead, admx. and relict married to dec'd}) paid to their mother Elisabeth Dement; dist. to widow (1/3);
      residue to 6 children (unnamed);
      ex. William Dement (AA 10.697)
      ===
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      May 20, 1731 - Elizabeth Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. May 20, 1731 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      Nov. 1731 - William Dement is appointed to serve on a Grand Jury of 18 persons convened at a Special Court.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber R No. 2, pp. 70-1.

      1733 - William Dement is in the 1733 Tax List of Newport West Side Upper Part, Charles Co., Md., with 1 taxable.

      May 7, 1733 - Mary Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. May 7, 1733 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      Apr. 18, 1734 - Exhibited from Charles Co. Bond of Anne Dement administratrix of George Dement. Sureties: William Dement, Peter Scallon.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 29, p. 387.

      Apr. 27, 1734 - William Dement signs, as next of kin, the Charles Co., Md. inventory of [his brother] George Dement.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1717-1735, p. 390, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1733-1738," p. 15.

      Apr. 16, 1735 - William Dement of Charles Co. is a surety for the administration of the Charles Co., Md. estate of [his brother] George Dement, by George's widow Ann Dement, who has remarried to Peter Scallion.
      Sources: (1) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1731-1737," p. 87, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 2, p. 191.

      Nov. 1735 - William Dement is appointed Constable of Newport Hundred West Side, upper part, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 2, p. 93.

      Nov. 15, 1735 - Anne Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. Nov. 15, 1735 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      Mar. 1735/6 - Patrick Mulling and Samuel Turner of Charles Co., their recognizance warranting that Mulling would appear at the June 1736 Court to answer unto such matters as shall be objected against him by William Dement of Charles Co., Constable, and in the meantime to keep the peace.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 2, pp. 185-6.
      Comment: Neither Mulling/Mullen nor Turner appeared at the June 1736 Court and the Court ordered their recognizance to be forfeited.

      July 21, 1736 - Exhibited from Charles Co., will of Edward Davis, constituting Mary Davis executrix. Said Mary was granted administration. Sureties: John Posten, William Dement.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 30, p. 189.

      Aug. 1736 - Elinour Edwards is presented for having a bastard child, by information of William Demound [sic; Dement.]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 2, p. 216.

      Aug. 17, 1738 - Benajah Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. Aug. 17, 1738 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      Feb. 1738/9 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of John Fairfax shows that Fairfax' estate received a payment from William Dement.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1737-1744," p. 30.

      July 1739 - William Dement witnesses the deed from Thomas Crosson and James Ludwell to Samuel Johnson of "Keeth's Purchase."
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber O No. 2, p. 408.

      Dec. 1739 - William Dement witnesses the Charles Co., Md. will of John Pastan/Pastin, Sr., probated May 1744.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 8, p. 268.
      Comment: The testator appears to be the John Poston in the June 1744 record below.

      Aug. 1741 - William Dement is on the Grand Jury at this Court.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, p. 232.

      Mar. 1741/2 - William Dement is on the jury in the following cases at this Court: (1) Lord Proprietary vs. Ledia Cole for theft (not guilty), (2) Lord Proprietary vs. John Burd for begetting a bastard child on the body of Mary Beaver (guilty), and (3) Sabina Truman Greenfield vs. Richard Walker.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, pp. 325-7 and 348.

      Jan. 10, 1742 - George Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. Jan. 10, 1742 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.
      Oct. 10, 1740 - Jesse Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. Oct. 10, 1740 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      June 1742 - William Dement is on the jury in the following cases at this Court: (1) Lord Proprietary vs. Negro Nacy for burglary (guilty; sentenced to be hanged), (2) Lord Proprietary vs. Barbara Kershaw for theft (not guilty), (3) George Brett vs. John Barker, Jr., for assault and battery on Brett's slave (jury finds for Barker), and (4) Nathaniel Beall vs. Aaron Davies.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, pp. 374-5 and 394-7.

      Aug. 1742 - Lord Proprietary vs. Thomas Dent. Breach of the peace. Dent is convicted. William Dement, of Charles Co., Gent., appears in Court and becomes pledge and security for Dent.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, p. 430.

      Aug. 1742 - Abraham Wood vs. William Dement. Trespass on the Case. After 4 imparlances, struck off.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, p. 435.

      Nov. 1742 - Ordered that Benoni Dement be summoned to appear here immediately to answer the petition of William Dement.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, p. 469.

      Feb. 1742/3 - William Dement appraises the Charles Co., Md. inventory of James Waters.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1738-1744," p. 85.

      July 1743 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Anne Ebernethy shows that Ebernethy's estate received a payment from William Dement.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1737-1744," p. 154.

      Nov. 1743 - William Dement is on the jury in the case Lord Proprietary vs. Negro James for theft (guilty; sentenced to the whipping post and pillory.)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, pp. 655-6.

      Mar. 1743/4 - William Dement is on the jury in the case Martha Yoakley's Executors vs. John Marten.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber 39, pp. 747-8.

      May 1744 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Arthur Westman shows that Westman's estate received a payment from William Dement.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1737-1744," p. 185.

      June 1744 - William Dement appraises the Charles Co., Md. inventory of John Poston.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1748," p. 6.

      Mar. 29, 1745 - Susanna Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. Mar. 29, 1745 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      Apr. 1, 1747 - Dorcus Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. Apr. 1, 1747 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 2.

      May 20, 1749 - Lydia Dement, dau. of William and Mary Dement, b. May 20, 1749 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 6.

      Feb. 16, 1749/50 - "Dement's Enlargement," containing 347 acres in Charles Co., Md., is patented to William Dement.
      Source: Coldham, Peter W., "Settlers of Maryland, 1731-1750," p. 60.
      Comment: Coldham also gives a patent date of Oct. 17, 1750 for this tract.

      1750-1756 - Trinity Parish Vestry - upper part of King & Queen Parish, 1750, Newport Church - William Dement was a vestryman until March 30, 1752 - paid 10 shillings for his pew "for himself and heirs forever" and May 31, 1756 paid for 1/4 part of pew No. 8.
      Source: LDS Microfilm #0073203 Vestrymen of Trinity Parish in Charles Co., Md.

      Apr. 6, 1750 - Samuel Johnson and William Dement sign, as kin, the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Samuel Johnson. Administratrix: Mary Johnson, files the inventory May 12, 1750.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1748-1751," p. 57.
      Comment: Mary is William's sister.

      Nov. 1751 - William Dement and Mary Sims witness the Charles Co., Md. will of John Turton, probated 1760.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 11, p. 264

      1753 - The Charles Co., Md. Rent Roll of 1753, shows:
      --"Mile End." 350 acres. Surveyed Oct. 23, 1668 for Justinian Tennison at a bounded white oak. Possessors: 100 acres John Dement; 150 acres James Walters [sic; Waters.] 100 acres of it Resurveyed into "Dements Enlargement" for William Dement. 150 acres of it Resurveyed into "Wilful Destruction" for James Waters.
      TLC Genealogy, "Charles County, Maryland, Rent Roll of 1753," pp. 61 and 137.

      Apr. 3, 1753 - William Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. Apr. 3, 1753 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 10.

      1753 - The Charles Co., Md. Debt Book of 1753 shows William Dement with "Dement's Enlargement," 347 acres.
      Source: 1753 Charles Co., Md. Debt Book, p. 91. (MSA Microfilm Roll SR7992)
      Comment: The Debt Book does not show William with any other land. 4 names from William Dement on thisq list (not in alphabetical order) is James Gordon who owns 76 acres of "Clyde." William's son George Dement m. a Gordon. "Clyde" had been resurveyed for Robert Gordon in April 1746.

      May 1, 1755 - Walter Dement, son of William and Mary Dement, b. May 1, 1755 at Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Records of Southern Maryland," p. 10.

      Oct. 1756 - William Matthews vs. James Moore, of Charles Co., planter. Suit for trespass upon Matthews' property and pulling down and carrying away fence rails. Moore denies the claim alleging that the property in question was "Dement's Enlargement" owned by William Dement and that he (Moore) was acting "as servant" [on behalf of?] William Dement. Judgment for Matthews for 5 pounds current money plus costs.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber E No. 3, pp. 388-393.

      Mar. 1757 - William Dement appraises the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Thomas Barron.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1755-1760," p. 31.

      1758 - William Dement is in the 1758 Tax List of Trinity Parish Upper Hundred, Charles Co., Md., 2 taxables, no slaves. The other taxable in the household is said to be William's son. Although his name is not given this would be son Benajah Dement because William's only other son who was 18 or older (Jesse Dement) is found elsewhere in this Tax List.

      Mar. 1758 - A record of William Dement may be found at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber H No. 3, p. 163.

      May 1759 - William Dement is a surety for the administration of the Charles Co., Md. estate of William McCullock by admr. Thomas Stone.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1754-1760," p. 139.

      1760 - Contributions made by persons in Trinity Parish, Charles Co., Md., to aid the sufferors from the Boston fire: ... William Dinnent [sic] ....
      Source: Calendar of Maryland State Papers. No. 1. The Black Books. (Clearfield Co. reprint, item no. 1010, p. 147.)

      Nov. 1760 - William Dement is on the Grand Jury at this Court.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K No. 3, p. 87.

      Mar. 1762 - William Dement appraises the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Charles Doonaho. Admx.: Elizabeth Doonaho.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1760-1763," p. 61.
      Comment: The next of kin were John Carico and Ann Carico.

      Feb. 9, 1764/Feb. 22, 1765 - See above for the Charles Co., Md. will of William Dement. From William's will and estate records it is clear that his wife Mary predeceased him. The will does not mention daus. Elizabeth Dement and Mary Dement Are they deceased? At the Feb. 1765 probate of William's will it is stated that the heir-at-law
      [Benajah Dement] was then out of the Province. Regarding the land "Star Cross," see the Sep. 1767 record under son-in-law James Waters.

      May 4, 1765 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of William Dement.
      Appraisers: J. Hawkins, Richard Tubman, Jr. (value 170/2/10.)
      Creditors: Hezekiah Turner, Daniel Jenifer.
      Next-of-kin: John Dement, Dorcas Dement.
      Executor: William Roby.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1763-1766," p. 71.
      Comment: Next-of-kin John Dement is probably William's brother. Roby is William's son-in-law.

      May 20, 1767 - The Charles Co., Md. Administration Account of William Dement.
      Inventory value: 70/2/10.
      Payments made by the estate (including payments to Dorcas Dement and Lidea Dement (daughters, their portion)): 84/16/7.
      Representatives (children): Dorcas Dement (of age), Lidda Dement (of age), William Dement (minor), Walter Dement (minor.)
      Executor: William Roby.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1764-1768," p. 91.

      Dec. 2, 1767 - The 2nd Charles Co., Md. Administration Account of William Dement.
      Estate balance: 128/2/11.
      Sureties: John Cannington [sic; Carrington], Thomas Hyde Kelloe [sic; Kellow.]
      Distribution to: 4 children: William Dement, Walter Dement, Dorcas Dement, Lydia Dement.
      Executor: William Robey.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1764-1768," p. 110.
      Comment: See above for the Dec. 2, 1767 Charles Co., Md. Balance Book record of William Dement. Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Balance Books of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1763-1770," p. 53. The distribution of the balance of William's estate may also be found at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 3, p. 482.

      Nov. 1770 - William Dement is mentioned in the deposition of William Grayam at Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber T No. 3, p. 145.

      June 1779 - The following depositions were given at a land commission for "Oneals Desart" owned by Thomas Matthews:
      (1) Michael Dent, aged ca. 66 years, saith that about 30 years ago he was in company with sundry people that was running land and that William Dement came with this deponent to the above mentioned described tree and laid his hand on it and said it was the beginning tree of a tract called "Oneals Desert."
      (2) James Waters, aged about 41 years, saith that about 22 years ago, he this deponent in company with Major William Hanson (surveyor), William Dement and Peter Davis all now deceased were showed a marked white oak tree then standing at or near the place where he this deponent now is and said that the aforesaid white oak was the beginning tree of a tract of land called "Oneals Desert," the above named Major Hanson began the survey which was then about to execute at the aforesaid tree which was on the east side of Gilbert Swamp ....
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber Y No. 3, pp. 473 (Dent) and 475 (Waters.)

      Mar. 15, 1781 - Samuel Mummy of Baltimore Co., blacksmith (wife Rebeccah), deeds to James Waters, of Charles Co., for 3767 Pounds, part of a tract of land called "Dements Enlargement," containing 114 acres in Charles Co., and being formerly bequeathed by William Dement Sr., deceased, unto William Dement and Walter Dement, each of whom died without lawful issue, by which means the aforesaid tract of land became the right of Benajah Dement, heir at law to William Dement Sr. aforesaid. The aforesaid Benajah Dement, by his letter of attorney in fact to Charles Howard of Baltimore County, farmer, dated Jan. 12, 1780, conveyed to Samuel Mummey the land aforesaid.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber V No. 3, p. 532.
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      Charles County Court Records, June 1739 Court, Liber T#2, Page 565.
      Pursuant to the order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to Allen Davies, Jonathan Davies Jr, John Estep, & Edward Burch to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called the two Friends, in possession of Richard Sotheron.Signed Mar 16, 1738 - Sam: Hanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Jonathan Davies Jr, John Estep, and Edward Burch return to the Court here the Commission afd with the following certificate and depositions thereto annexed, viz -
      We certify that we took the examination of all such witnesses as came before us, relating to the bounds of the land mentioned in the sd Commission. Signed Jun 11, 1739 - Jona: Davies Jr, John Estep, Edward Burch.

      Jun 11, 1739. The deposition of Saml Johnson, age about 46, who says that about 9 years ago, George Dement told him that at the place where he now stands, stood a bounded poplar which Wm Dement told him[,] the sd George Dement, was the beginning tree of a tract of land that John Burch then lived on, and that since this deponent was told that the sd land was called the two Friends. Signed - Saul (S his mark) Johnson.

      The deposition of John Posten Sr, age about 61, who says that about 36 years ago, John Dosson & Geo: Demen[t] showed this deponent a beech tree by which he now stands, and told sd deponent that this was the 2nd bound tree of a tract of land called the two Friends, and that Nath'l Button told them so and showed them the tree afd. Signed - John (_ his mark) Postin.

      The deposition of John Anderson, age about 62 years, who declares that about 10 years ago, that John Burch told him that this Spanish oak where he now stands was a bound tree and a dividing tree between a tract of land called the two Friends and a tract of land called Edenborough and has seen Edenborough run out, and that they began at the sd dead Spanish oak for the beginning tree of the sd Edenborough.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page 72 (60). Nov 13, 1752 from William Dement of CC, planter, to John Dement of Prince Georges County, for 30 and for divers other causes, a tract of land called Dements Enlargement, lying in CC, bounded by the north side of Gilberts Swamp [Gilbert Cr], containing and being laid out for about 34 acres_ Signed - Wm Dement. Wit - Gustavus Brown, Thos Stone. Mary, the wife of the sd William Dement, freely relinquished her claim to the within mentioned land, Recorded Dec 4, 1752.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 530. Mar 15, 1781 from Samuel Mummey (Mummy) of Baltimore County, blacksmith, to John Cartwright Waters of CC, for 6233 and for divers good causes, part of a tract of land called Dements Enlargement, containing 192 acres in CC, and being formerly bequeathed by William Dement Sr decd unto William Dement and Walter Dement, each of whom died without lawful issue, by which means the afd tract of land became the right of Benajah Dement, heir at law to William Dement Sr afd. The afd Benajah Dement, by his letter of attorney in fact to Charles Howard of Baltimore County, farmer, dated Jan 12, 1780, conveyed to Samuel Mummy the land afd, bounded by the dividing line between John Cartwright Waters and James Waters, containing about 192 acres. Signed - Saml Mummy. Wit - James Waters, Stephen Moore, Jacob Myer. Rebeckah Mummy, wife of the sd Samuel Mummy, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned, before Geo. Lindengerger [sic] and Peter Shepherd. William Gibson, Clk Balta. Co, certified that George Lindenberger and Peter Shepherd, Gentlemen, are JPs of the County afd, Recorded Jul 15, 1781.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 532. Mar 15, 1781 from Samuel Mummy of Baltimore County, blacksmith, to James Waters of CC, for 3767 and for divers good causes, part of a tract of land called Dements Enlargement, containing 114 acres in CC, and being formerly bequeathed by William Dement Sr decd unto William Dement and Walter Dement, each of whom died without lawful issue, by which means the afd tract of land became the right of Benajah Dement, heir at law to William Dement Sr afd. The afd Benajah Dement, by his letter of attorney in fact to Charles Howard of Baltimore County, farmer, dated Jan 12, 1760, conveyed to Samuel Mummey the land afd. Signed - Saml Mummey. Wit - Stephen Moore, Jacob Myer. Rebeccah Mummy, wife of the sd Samuel Mummey, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned, before Geo.
      Lindenberger and Peter Shepherd, William Gibson, Clk Balto. Co, certified that George Lindenberger and Peter Shepherd, Gentlemen, are JPs of the County afd. Recorded Aug 11, 1781.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 374-9: MILE END: 350 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Brooks, John: 100 Acres - Dimond, George: 100 Acres - Watson, John: Surveyed 23 Aug 1668 for Justinian Tennison at a bound White Oak the bound tree of Francis Pope: Other Tracts Mentioned: ; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, possession100 Acres by John Watson in St. Mary's County,100 Acres - George Dement from John Brooks; 6 Apr 1712, 150 Acres - Benjamin Mackay from Daniel Mackay; 5 Mar 1725, 150 Acres - James Waters from Benjamin Mackay; 5 Mar 1725, 100 Acres - Resurveyed into DEMENTS ENLARGEMENT, folio 459,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 459-552: DEMENTS ENLARGEMENT: 347 acres; Possession of - 347 Acres - Dement, William: Originally called MILE END, Re-Surveyed for William Dement, 16 Feb 1748, beginning at a bound white oak standing on the North side of Gilberts Swamp, the original beginning of MILE END>: Other Tracts Mentioned: MILE END; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Re-Surveyed into DEMENTS ENLARGEMENT, folio 461,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 461-565: DEMENTS ENLARGEMENT: 347 acres; Possession of - 347 Acres - Dement, William: : Originally so called Re-surveyed for William Dement, 7 Oct 1750, beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the North side of Gilberts Swamp, the orginal beginning of MILE END also the orginal beginning of said DEMENTS ENLARGEMENT. Patented 7 Oct 1750: Other Tracts Mentioned: MILE END; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 374-8: TWO FRIENDS: 525 acres; Possession of - 262-1/2 Acres - Southern, John: 262-1/2 Acres - Magruder, Alexander: Surveyed 8 Feb 1668 for Justinian Dennis & Robert Gates on the North side of a run that runs into the main fresh coming from Piles run: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}

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