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

Martha Marbury

Female 1752 - Aft 1810  (> 59 years)


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  • Name Martha Marbury 
    Born 16 Jul 1752  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1810  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018392  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father William Marbury,   b. 24 Feb 1717/18, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1791, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Martha Marlow,   b. 22 Jul 1719, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1792, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Bef Mar 1737/38  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis H. Sheid,   b. Abt 1748,   d. Bef 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Sheid,   b. Aft 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     2. Francis Heard Sheid,   b. Bef 1775, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1810, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F11617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Benjamin Cawood,   b. Bef 1746, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1805, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years) 
    Married 8 May 1798  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F11618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Pages 235-241.
      Samuel Hanson Sr., January 24, 1793; November 25, 1794
      I, Samuel Hanson of CC being in perfect health and of sound and disposing mind and memory
      To daughter Chloe Lee and her husband George Lee each six pounds sterling to be paid two years after my death and request the favor of them to take the care of my poor old sister during her life and paid from my estate at the rate of twenty pounds per annum.
      I desire that my daughter Sarah Beanes, her own picture, Nancy Baker her mothers, Nancy Addison her mothers, Sammy and Tommy their own pictures and that Nelly shall have her grandmother's mother's, Chloe Lee's her own and poor Annas pictures, and after her death to belong to Anna Hanson Chapman.
      To daughter Sarah Beanes in case she becomes a widow, one hundred pounds sterling in five equal annual payments, the first to commence one year after her widowhood. I further give her during her present marriage, three pounds sterling annually to begin one year after my death.
      To son Samuel, all my wearing apparel and a rind I now wear with his mother's name in it. Also my shoe and knee buckles.
      To sons Samuel and Thomas, fifteen pounds sterling, one third to be paid twenty months after my death and the residue at two equal annual payments.
      To children of sons Samuel and Thomas, twenty pounds sterling at age.
      To grandson John Addison Twenty pounds sterling at age
      To granddaughter Ann Addison Fifty pounds sterling at age and three pounds sterling annually until she arrives to the age of seventeen years.
      It is my will and desire that my two old truly and faithful slaves, Cate and Poll should enjoy full and absolute freedom immediately after my death.
      It is also my will and desire and I do hereby direct that all the issues and descendants of every female negro that I know have or had on the first day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety one or that I may hereafter acquire or by any means have a right to from the date of this will, to the time of my death that all such issues and descendants as afs, shall enjoy full and perfect liberty and absolute freedom so soon as such descendants as afs shall respectively arrive to the age of twenty eight years and as it would be hard and burthensome on the persons who may have a right to their mothers to provide for their children and as I think it would be a great advantage to the said children under the directions of this will I do hereby order and direct that all such issues and descendants to the last generation of them shall serve the person or persons who may have a right to their mothers at the time of the children's birth or then their executors admn or assigns until they respectively arrive to the age of twenty eight years under the following restriction and conditions to wit; That none of the aforesaid children whose birth must be recorded by the clerk of the county in which they are born not exceeding thirty days thereafter shall be sold hired or by any other means disposed of out of the state of Maryland at any time during their time of service and that the masters or owners of the said children shall give to each of them three hundred days schooling. I mean that they actually go to school so many days. The females between the age of Eighteen and twenty one years and on failure of either of these particulars by the person or persons who may have a right of the said children's service such right shall be thereby forfeited and such children from thence forth shall receive full and ample freedom and for those children who shall serve their time out their last masters or owners shall supply them with such freedom dues as are mentioned in an act of assembly of this state phrased{?} in 1715 chapter 44 section 9.
      To each of my sons wives, Mrs Rebecca and Maria Hanson, forty shillings sterling to be paid two years after my death.
      To children of deceased daughter Mildred Baker, forty shillings sterling to be paid as they arrive at age.
      To the poor and needy, 10 pounds distributed by daughter Chloe Lee
      To daughter Eleanor Chapman, my watch and the ring left me by my dear daughter Anna Lingan during her life and afterwards I give and bequeath the same watch and ring to my little granddaughter Anna Hanson Chapman.
      To granddaughter Chloe Ann Lingan at the rate of five pounds sterling per annum until she is 16 years.
      To daughter Eleanor Chapman, thirty pounds sterling per annum for and during the term of eight years.
      To granddaughter Chloe Ann Lingan, the sum four hundred pounds sterling to be paid to her at the age of 17yrs.
      To granddaughter Ann Hanson Chapman, together with the other children my daughter Eleanor chapman shall or may have by her present marriage, all the remaining part of both my landed and personal estate.
      I direct that the whole of my landed property except my graveyard in the garden should be extended fifty feet square for the interment of myself all my descendants and their husbands and wives; should be sold at pot luck vendue on at least three weeks' notice in the Annapolis, George Town and Alexandrian papers at three annual payments on interest by my Executors. I desire that bonds may be taken in each of the minors names payable when they reach age. {mm note - the intent of the sale was to put in place funds for the legacies}
      Executor: friends George Lee, Henry Hendly Chapman
      Signed: January 24, 1793 Sam Hanson
      Wit - Chloe Lee, Martha Sheed {Shield}, Theodosia Wade, Anne Addison, Horatio Clagett
      Codicil: February 19, 1794; I have this day lent to and put into the hands of my daughter Chapman a negro Mark, until her daughter Ann Hanson Chapman arrives to the age of sixteen years.
      Codicil: February 24, 1793; on the 1st of October 1791, was born of my negro woman Sall a female child named Anne Liberty and on the fourth day of December 1792 was born of my negro woman Aminta a male child named Samuel Liberty who are to be free by this will at the age of twenty eight years.
      Codicil: March 23, 1794; the above negro woman Sall was delivered of a male child which I have named Thomas Liberty who is to be free at the age of twenty eight years.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 306.
      Benjamin Cawood, Will, August 13, 1805; October 8, 1805
      I, Benjamin Cawood of CC, being in a low and reduced state of body of sound mind and memory;
      To wife Martha Cawood, my property
      To grandchildren, Benjamin Blacklock, Nicholas F. Blacklock, John W. Blacklock, Robert S. Blacklock, Mary Ann Blacklock, Elizabeth C. Blacklock, all the residue and remaining part of my estate.
      Executor: William Marbury son of Wm
      Signed: August 13, 1805 Benjamin Cawood
      October 8, 1805; Annexed to the the aforegoing will are the following dispositions. Then came Humphrey B. Berry and made oath that on the 18th day of August 1805 he was present when Doctor William Marshall of Prince George's County wrote the will. Then came Doctor William Marshall of Prince George's County and made oath that the annex will was written by him at the request of Benjamin Cawood, the testator
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 89.
      Francis H. Sheid, Will, November 3, 1810; December 8, 1810
      I, Francis H. Sheid of CC, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To son Francis James Sheid, part of tract called "Lee", which I purchased of Samuel Chapman except 4 acres which is to be so laid off as to include the mill.
      To daughter Ann Gray Sheid, the mill with the 4 acres of land together will all other lands which I am now in possession.
      Item: should both children die without lawful heirs or before 21 yrs, then the above lands to be the property of Peter Dent son of Theodore Dent..
      Executor: friend Theodore Dent
      Signed: November 3, 1810 Frans H. Sheid
      Wit: Edward Briscoe, George Power, Samuel Hanson
      I wish my son Francis James Sheild to remain with Mrs Elizabeth Franklin, his grandmother till he arrives at a suitable {age} to be put to school, then to be taken by my executor and well educated, and my daughter Ann Gray Sheid to be kept and brought up by my mother and sister Eleanor Dent.
      Wit: Samuel Hanson
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 158. Lease. Sep 12, 1793 from Charles Green of CC, to Elizabeth Marbury, Martha Sheid, and Eleanor Sheid of CC, for the rents, covenants, and agreements herein after mentioned, the lease of a parcel of land called Durham, lying in CC on the main road that leads from Port Tobacco to Piscataway, and whereon sd Elizabeth Marbury, Martha Sheid, and Eleanor Sheid now live and have resided since last Jan, containing about 22-1/2 acres. The lease begins today and is to last as long as Elizabeth Marbury, Martha Sheid, and Eleanor Sheid, or either of them, are single and continue to reside on the land. The yearly rent is 21 shillings on each Jun 24. Signed - Charles (4- his mark) Green. Wit - Geo Lee*, Henry H Chapman*. Eleanor Green, wife of the sd Charles Green, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 6, 1793.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 7.
      At the request of Francis H. Sheid the following Lease was recorded July 20, 1801
      CC Sct; I hereby assign, transfer and set over unto Francis H. Sheid all my right title interest claim and demand in to a parcel of land leased by Charles Green to Elizabeth Marbury, Martha Sheid and Eleanor Sheid on September 12, 1793, for value of him received. Signed Elizabeth Marbury on July 17, 1801 in the presence of William H. McPherson, Benjamin B. Beall

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