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

John Spalding

Male Abt 1695 - 1758  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name John Spalding 
    Born Abt 1695  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1758  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018071  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father John Spalding,   b. 1675, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1726, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Mary Field,   b. Abt 1679, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brooke,   b. Abt 1691, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1760, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Spalding,   b. Abt 1733, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F10254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      John Spalding 66.217 SM 336.3.6 Nov 3 1758 Mar 26 1759
      Appraisers: Clement Haydon, John Roberts.
      Creditors: Philip Key, Meverell Lock.
      Next of kin: William Spalding, Edward Feild.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Spalding.
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      Will of John SPALDING
      Prerogative Wills, Liber 12, ff.23-25,
      Hall of Records,Annapolis, MD

      In the name of God, Amen the Eighteenth Day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Four-five. I JOHN SPALDING of Charles County although sick of body but of good and sound memory praise to Almighty God for the Same, therefore I do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands
      of God that gave it hoping through Merits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named not Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God. And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life. I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form that is to say -

      First I will that all those Debts as I do owe in Right or Conscience to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly paid or ordered to be paid in Convenient time after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named.

      Item I give and bequeath to Priscilla my dearly beloved Wife the tract of land and plantation one called "Town Manor" whereon we now live for and during her natural life and after her Decease to my youngest son and well beloved Son, CHARLES and to his heirs and assigns forever, but in case he Dies in his Minority or under age then to my beloved son, JOHN, and his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath that Trace or parcell of land in Clements Bay forrest being part of a tract of land called "Batchelers Rest" containing one hundred acres to my beloved son JOHN and his heirs and Assigns forever. But if he dies without heirs then to be equally divided between my two Beloved sons, William and Bassell and their heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath that Tract or parcell of Land in Charles County Near Port Tobb being part of a tract of Land called Green's Inheritance containing two hundred acres to be equally divided between my two beloved sons, William and Bassell, their heirs and assigns forever.

      I also give and bequeath a tract of land on Beaver Dam Manor in St. Marys County to my Two sons, William and Bassell and their heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son JOHN my part of Two tracts of land in St Marys County the one part of the Two Brothers the other part of St Giles and to his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Priscilla three negroes one called Hagoe the other called George another called Head for the Time of her Natural Life and after her Decease then to my son CHARLES but if he dies with out heir or in his now age then to be equally divided between my
      other Children--

      Item I give and bequeath on Negro man called Peter and one called Anne to my son JOHN and the first child she bares to my beloved daughter, Mary.

      Item I give and bequeath one negro boy called Daniel and one negro woman called Peggy with her further increase to be equally divided between my two Sons WILLIAM and BASSELL at the age of 18-

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY one negro girl called Jane to my daughter Mary.

      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife a third part of all my Money Tobbacco and Debts also a third part of all my household but the other part to be equally between my five children my will is that my Son JOHN shall have the Education and bringing up of my children my will is that my wife and my son JOHN Spalding to be equally and jointly my sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seale this Eighteenth day of January--
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      Brian B Magdonill

      Transcribed and contributed by Shirley H. Platt,
      Plattshirl@aol.com
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      John Alvie 21.142 A SM 75.9.1 94.15.3 Dec 14 1744
      Sureties: John Spalding, Sr., Joseph Alvey.
      Received from: William Treld.
      Payments to: Capt. Gilbert Ireland, Dr. McWilliams, Mr. Edward Cole, Richard
      Brewer, John Eden, Mr. William Cartwright or Mr. Philip Key, James Thompson,
      Jr., William Evans, William Manning.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Mary Alvey, Winifred Alvey,
      Elinor Alvey, Elisabeth (orphan) wife of James Walker.
      Executrix: Mary Field, wife of William Field.
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      Richard Fenwick 2.107 D SM 353.0.2 Mar 1 1759
      Sureties: John Spaulding, Robert Fenwick.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Eleanor (age 9 next
      November), Elisabeth (age 7 next December), John (age 3 next April), James (age 1 next July).
      Administratrix: Ann Fenwick.
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      Cuthbert Fenwick 24.20 A SM 172.11.5 27.16.3 Jul 21 1747
      Sureties: Robert Fenwick, Hugh Hopewell.
      Received from: Hermit Fenwick, William Spaulding, Nicholas More.
      Payments to: Francis Harbert, Capt. Gilbert Ireland, Maj. Abraham Barnes, Mr. Philip Key, William Cartwright, William Haddock, Jonathon Seal, Henry Coley, Grace Macgill.
      Legal representatives: Robert Fenwick, Benjamin Fenwick, Joseph Fenwick, John Spaulding, Robert Brooke, Clement Spaulding, John Michell, Thomas Tanney, Matthias Burn, Ann Spaulding.
      Administrator: Benjamin Fenwick.
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      http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust dot net/nr/NRDetail.asp?HDID=770&FROM=NRMap CH.html

      Property name: Oak Grove
      Alternate name(s): Turkey Hill
      Date Listed: 11/23/1983
      Inventory No.: CH-59
      Location: Turkey Hill Road, White Plains, Charles County

      Description: Constructed c. 1800, Oak Grove is a one-story, two-part brick house of excellent proportions and detailing which combines elements of both traditional regional architecture and conventional Federal design. Facing north, the three bay wide main block is of Flemish bond masonry above a chamfered watertable, and has two flush gable chimneys at both ends of its dormered roof. In addition to the brickwork, notable exterior features include first floor and gable windows with mortised and tenoned frames and rubbed brick arches. The main entrance door, occupying an end bay of the principal facade, is of interest for its delicately fashioned transom of stylized concentric circles. A second formal entrance, located at the west end and now bricked in, included a fanlight framed by a segmental arch of rubbed brick. The first floor room configuration of the main portion of the house consists of a corner stair hall and three rooms, with basically the same arrangement repeated above. Both levels retain woodwork typical of the early Federal period, including window reveals with reeded panels and mantels decorated with reeded panels and pilasters, punchwork, and fluting. At the east end of the house stands a brick kitchen wing, the original portion of which is now painted white. The wing initially incorporated a separate kitchen room with fireplace that was joined to the main block by a narrow brick walled passage. The connecting passage area was enlarged in the mid 20th century by a gable fronted brick addition to house a modern kitchen. The old kitchen wing included a full cellar that was exposed on the south side and east end. Among several ancillary structures are two dating from the early 19th century. The most interesting of these is a small frame dependency built c. 1830. Containing a single room and loft, it has high foundation walls of fieldstone and brick construction and a brick exterior chimney with stepped shoulders and freestanding stack. The other is a small corncrib with flanking sheds. Believed to be contemporary in age with the house, it was extensively renovated and partially rebuilt at various times in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

      Significance: Oak Grove is a significant example of Southern Maryland's early-Federal architecture, successfully combining many of the more sophisticated qualities of regionally traditional 18th century architecture with design motifs popular during the American Federal period. Of excellent proportions and detail, Oak Grove is particularly significant to Charles County, being the only extant example of a brick, one-story, early Federal house of this type. Among its many locally important features are its finely executed Flemish bond construction and chamfered watertable, arched west-end door, rubbed brick window and door arches, the exterior fenestration and door arrangement, and the survival of its original mortised and tenoned exterior door and window frames. Of additional significance are its four-room first floor plan, a locally unique example of this arrangement in the Federal house, and its brick kitchen passage wing over a partially exposed cellar, of which there are no other recorded examples of similar form in this area. Oak Grove is believed to have been built c. 1800 by Basil R. Spalding, a prominent Charles County merchant and landowner. The property, renamed Oak Grove in the 1940s, was originally part of Green's Inheritance, a 2400 acre proprietary grant surveyed in 1666 for the sons of Maryland's second Provincial Governor, Thomas Green. In 1713 two hundred acres of Green's Inheritance was purchased by John Spalding, in whose family the property descended for a period of 216 years.

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