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

Elias Harding

Male 1728 - 1800  (71 years)


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  • Name Elias Harding 
    Born 4 Jul 1728  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1800  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017713  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father John Harding,   b. 25 Mar 1683,   d. 5 Feb 1751/52, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Williams,   b. Abt 1697, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1769, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1713  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Beall,   b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1748  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Harding,   b. Bef 1758, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     2. Elizabeth Harding,   b. Bef 1762, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     3. Deborah Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     4. Josiah Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Walter Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1782, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)
     6. John Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nathan Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Basil Harding,   b. Aft 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F11289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Montgomery County, Md Wills
      HARDING, ELIAS L D f 295 10 Nov 1799
      L 1p 439 10 Mar 1800
      Wife: Elizabeth Harding
      Sons: Edward Harding, Josiah Harding
      Son: John Harding - 150 a. "Forest" where testator lives
      Son: Nathan - remainder of "Forest" where John now lives
      Grandson: Thomas Noble Harwood Harding (under age 18), son of John Harding
      Grandchildren: Elias Harding; Philip Harding; Mary Drane, wife of Thomas O. Drane; Elizabeth Williams, wife of Benjamin Williams - all children of dec' d son Walter Harding
      Grandchildren: Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth and Walter Harding, children of dec'd son Basil Harding
      Daus: Elizabeth Perry, wife of Erasmus Perry; Deborah Wheeler, wife of John Hanson Wheeler
      Exs: Sons Edward and John
      Wit: Alexander Whitaker, Walter Williams, Hugh Dunne
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      BEALL, JEMIMA, Frederick Co. 14 Feb, 1764; 13 Aug, 1764
      Niece: Jemima Beall, dau. of bro. Samuel.
      Niece: Anne Beall, dau. of bro. Richard Beall, tract under lease to John Ramsey and In occupation of Sabret Cecil.
      Niece: Willmina Beall; niece Elinor Beall, wife of bro.-in-law Leonard.
      Elias Harding and his dau. Elizabeth Harding.
      Mother: Elizabeth Beall.
      Niece: Elizabeth Beall, dau. of bro. William Beall, dec'd.
      Ex: Bro. Richard Beall, Elias Harding.
      Wit: Thomas James, Archibald and Jane Beall. 33.32
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      HARDING, ELIZABETH, Frederick Co. 31 May, 1768; 5 Oct. 1769
      Children: Edward, George, Chas., Elias and Uslys wife of Nathan Holland,
      Grandchildren: Gary Harding, son of John; to 4 children of Robert Owen and dau. Keziah Owen; to sons and dau. of Robert Larehbery/Lazenberry; dau. of Alex. Beall and dau. Elizabeth Beall.
      Exs: Sons Chas. and Elias.
      Wit: Benj. Perry, Thomas Cramphin. 37,326
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      Elisabeth Harding 6.252 D FR 29.15.10 Dec 14 1773
      Sureties: Robert Owen (son of Edward Owen), Edward Beall.
      Legatees: Edward Harding, Grove Harding, Gary Harding, Usley Holland, Charles Harding, Elias Harding.
      Distribution to 6 parts: Charles Harding, Elias Harding, Usley Holland, children (unnamed) of Hannah (daughter), children (unnamed) of Lucy (daughter), children (unnamed) of Elisabeth (daughter).
      Executor: Elias Harding.
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      1752-1756 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      546-547. Elizabeth Harding, wife of Elias Harding, recorded 21 Sept. 1754, made 2 Sept. 1754 between
      William Beall and Jane Edmonston ofFC, for the natural love and affection that we bear unto the said Elizabeth Harding, confinn part of a tract called "Labyrinth," M&B given, for 50 acres. Signed Wm Beall, Jane Edmonston, before David Lynn, John Smith Prather. Acknowledgment. AF paid.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 327. Land Commission and Depositions, recorded by order of the Justices of M Court, and at the request of John Wilcoxon. To Messrs Andrew Heugh, Aaron Lanham, Edward Wheeler, and Moses Orme, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas John Wilcoxon, by his petition to our Justices of M, has set forth that he is seized of a certain tract of land in M called Prevention, the bounds whereof are in an uncertain and doubtful state, and praying that Commission might issue to perpetuate the same, which petition is granted. It being suggested that you are substantial and capable freeholders within M, we appoint you to examine and certify the witnesses concerning the premises, to issue summons to all such witnesses as shall be to you nominated by sd petitioner or other persons concerned, concerning the bounds of the afd land, provided that you be not any way related to any of the parties, nor interested in the land, and that you affix public notes at the Parish Church where the sd land lies. 3 Sundays at the least, before your meeting. Signed Nov 14, 1778 - Brooke Beall, Clk. Wit - Charles Jones, Gentlemen, Chief Justice of our sd Court.
      We had 4 copies of the notice about the Commission's meeting proposed on the land on Jan 11, 1779, (the notice being dated Dec I, 1778), set up, viz, one at Leonard Davis' where the Court for M is held, one at Rock Creek Church, one at James Suters Tavern, and one at New Port Mill. Signed - Andrew Heugh, Aaron Lanham, Edward Wheeler, Moses Orme.
      On Monday, Jan 11, 1779, the afd Commissioners met at the place where the beginning tree of Josephs Park formerly stood, and where a stone is now fixed on the east side of Rock Creek Branch near the Branch above New Port Mill dam, the sd stone being marked thus, IPARK. And Peter Becraft, age about 38, deposes that about 23 years ago, he went to Thomas Clelands Mill (now New Port Mill) and when there, Mr. Cleland was standing in the Mill yard with his gun in his hand, and asked him, this deponent, if his dog would go into the water, to which he replied he would, the Deponent and Mr. Cleland then went together, where he had shot a duck a duck in the dam and could not get it out, when they had gotten to the place which was about 15-20 feet below the stone boundary afore described, and where there was a parcel of trees lying across the Dam, and the duck lay in the water along the side of the trees. Mr. Cleland and the Deponent made several attempts to make the dog bring out the duck. but to no purpose. Mr. Cleland then walked as if he was returning to the Mill, but evidently came back and asked the Deponent if he did not see that tree, the other side of the Dam, with a stone against it, when the Deponent replied he did. Mr. Cleland then desired him to take notice of what he was going to say to him, for perhaps it might be of service when he was dead and gone. That tree, which stood where the stone boundary stands now, is the principal boundary of 4 valuable tracts of land. It is the beginning of Josephs Park. It is a tree of Hermitage or serves for the beginning of Hermitage, and he believes it was the 2nd tree of Dann, and that it was the beginning tree of a tract of land taken up by Capt. James Edmonstone. He also said that Capt. Edmonstone was thought to hold all that good land between his houses and the Cr, but he was mistaken, for he had laid his land in 11 surveys or tracts, and that he could hold none that side of the Cr, but that his land was where old John Allison lives, and where Richards the tailor lives, and some of the land lies by the Bridge as you cross Rock Creek Bridge in going to Chapel since the above when Philip Clubb Sr had a resurvey on Clubbs Delight, the Deponent's father and Benjamin Harris Sr joined the afd Clubb in the Resurvey, they got Benjamin Belt, now decd, to survey the land round the supposed vacancy. One morning, Benjamin Harris and Benjamin Belt came to this Deponent's father's to the Cr near the Mill, and up the Cr until they came to the stone boundary before described. Mr. Belt went foremost some yards and stuck up his staff by the side of the sd boundary and said, this is the beginning of Prevention, put his compass on the staff, and set it, to the best of the Deponent's remembrance, to run a course towards the north. Mr. Harris and the Deponent's father came up when Mr. Harris had a great deal to say about his being with Capt. James Edmonstone and William Beall when the land was run, and that they began at this boundary. Signed - Peter Becraft.
      Capt. Elias Harding, aged about 50, and Capt. Samuel Swearingen, age about 37, being at the stone boundary afd, deposed that on last Oct 31, John Lacklin showed them, these deponents, the sd stone boundary, and said that about 23-24 years ago, Thomas Cleland showed him that place or near it where there then stood a tree, and told him that was the beginning tree of a tract of land called Prevention, and Thomas Cleland told him, John Lacklin, that Capt. James Edmonstone showed it to him, Cleland, for the beginning of Prevention. Signed - Elias Harding, Samuel Swearingen.
      Van Swearingen, aged about 32, being at the stone boundary afd, deposes that in a conversation which he had with the late William Davis Sr, decd, about John Richards' land, he, this deponent, told Mr. Davis that he thought the beginning of that land was somewhere about Richards' place when Mr. Davis told him, this deponent, it was not, that Thomas Cleland told him that the beginning of the land which the Bealls & Edmonstone held, was in the head of Clelands Mill dam, and this conversation passed between the Deponent & Mr, Davis about 13 years ago. Signed - Van Swearingen.
      The Commissioners adjourn until the 1st Monday in Mar next, when they propose to meet at the stone boundary at the head of New Port Mill Dam on Monday, Mar 1, 1779. Aaron Lanham and Moses Orme met and adjourned to the 1st Saturday in Aug next,
      On Saturday, Aug 7, 1779, the Commissioners met at the stone boundary at the head of New Port Mill Dam where Lawrence ONeall, aged about 40 years, deposes that what he knows about the beginning of Prevention, is that about the year 1771, he believes in the Spring, John Lackland and the Deponent, called on James Beall, son of James, formerly one of the proprietors of the land named Prevention, in order to get him to run some courses of Prevention for this deponent, James Beall of James, being at that time Deputy Surveyor of Frederick County under John Hanson. James Beall met at first at a place said to be the beginning of a tract of land called the Addition to Dann, and after disputing some time at that place, he, the sd James Beall, brought Mr. Lackland and the Deponent to the place or near the place where the stone boundary now is, at the head of New Port Mill dam, for the beginning of Prevention, and from thence ran the lines of Prevention as far as concerned the Deponent in making a Resurvey on part of a tract of land called the Token of Love, which Resurvey James Beall made and called for the courses of Prevention, according to how we ran them from this place, that is to say, from the stone boundary at the head of New Port Mill dam, which will further appear by the Deponent's Certificate, returned into the Land Office, dated about Jul 29, 1771, by the name of the Addition to the Token of Love. Signed - Lawrence ONeale.
      Charles Clagett, aged about 55 years, at the stone boundary standing at the head of New Port Mill Dam, deposes that some years ago, Mrs. Brooke had a Commission to prove the boundaries of a tract of land named Dann, that then at this place, he heard the late Colo Samuel Beall say that it was the beginning of 3 tracts of land. Particularly, he thinks it was the beginning of a tract named Prevention, and the 2nd tree of Dann. Signed - Charles Clagett.
      The beginning and boundaries of Prevention being proved to the satisfaction of the Petitioner, he has no more witnesses to offer, and we hereby close our proceedings on this Commission. Signed Aug 7, 1779 - Andrew Heugh, Edward Wheeler, Moses Orme, Aaron Lanham. Recorded Aug 14, 1779.

      === Research notes by Lee Philpott

      Barton Garrett to Elias Harding-Apr 1785
      unidentified tract (part of Forrest), 96 acres
      Montgomery County Court (Land Records)
      C, 1785-1787
      MSA CE 148-3
      pp. 76-78

      At the request of Elias Harding the following Deed was recorded this 6th day of June 1785. to wit, This Indenture made this eighteenth day of April In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and eighty five Between Barton Garrott of Frederick County and State of Maryland Planter of the one part and Elias Harding of Montgomery County and State aforesaid Planter of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Barton Garrott for and in Consideration of the Sum of two Hundred and Sixteen pounds Specie Current money of the State aforesaid to him [?] paid . . . the following parcel of land and premises lying in Montgomery County aforesaid being part of a Tract of land Called forrest, and Beginning at the end of three Hundred Sixty and four perches on the twentfifth line of the aforesaid Tract of land called Forrest, and running thence with the said land north twenty four degrees, West one Hundred and fifty five perches, then north eighty two degrees West eighty perches then South eleven degrees East two Hundred and twenty five perches then with a straight line to the first Beginning containing and now laid out for Ninety Six Acres of Land more or less Together with all the Dwelling houses out houses Orchards . . . In Witness whereof the said Barton Garrett Hath hereunto Set his Hand and Seal the day and year first above written

      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      T Wm Magruder Wm Luckett Barton Garrott (Seal)

      [Barton Garrott's wife, Ann, acknowledged her right of Dower. The Frederick County clerk added his certification.]
      ]
      MDLandRec.net
      Maryland State Archives
      http://www.mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/act_bookjump.cfm?CFID =48429734&CFTOKEN=85735062
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page 337.
      Erasmus Perry and Elizabeth Perry his wife, record deed of gift 31 October 1796. I Elias Harding for love and affection for daughter, Elizabeth Perry, give one Negro girl, Nan, Negro girl, Sabra, Negro boy named Joseph, and Negro boy Alexander. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page 337-338.
      Edward Harding recorded deed of gift 31 October, 1796. I Elias Harding for love of son, give him Negro girl Hasty. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page 338.
      Josiah Harding recorded deed of gift 31 October, 1796. I Elias Harding for love of son, give him Negro girl Minty. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page 338-339.
      Nathan Harding recorded deed of gift 31 October, 1796. I Elias Harding for love of son, give him Negro girl Toby. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page 339-340.
      John Harding recorded deed of gift 31 October, 1796. I Elias Harding for love of son, give him Negro girl Mary. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1795-1797; Liber G, {Patricia Anderson}; Page340.
      John H. Wheeler and Deborah his wife recorded deed of gift 31 October, 1796. I Elias Harding for love of daughter, give to her, Negro girl Amy, and Negro boy named Basil. Signed Elias Harding before Ans. Campbell.
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      http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437mo.html

      Maryland State Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)

      1783
      Elias Harding. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 6. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51
      Elias Harding. Hermitage, 158 1/2 acres. MO Lower Newfoundland, Rock Creek, and North West Hundred, p. 17. MSA S 1161-8-2 1/4/5/51

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