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

Benjamin Chunn

Male 1696 - 1753  (57 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Chunn  [1
    Born 1696  Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1753  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018735  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Chunn,   b. Bef 1667,   d. Aft 1733, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Mother Muriel Tubb,   d. Aft 1733, Charles County, Maryland - land Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1688 
    Family ID F02762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Wain,   d. Aft 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1716  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Chunn,   b. Abt 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1784, Wm & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Lancelot Chunn,   b. 1722, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1809, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Rebecca Chunn,   b. Abt 1728, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     4. Jesse Chunn,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anne Chunn,   b. Abt 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Chunn,   b. 2 Feb 1734/35, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1772, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     7. Benjamin Chunn,   b. Jan 1736/37, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sybell Chunn,   b. Feb 1738/39, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Phebe Chunn,   b. Mar 1740/41, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Eleazer Chunn,   b. Feb 1742/43, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     11. Chloe Chunn,   b. 4 Jan 1744/45, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1775, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     12. Levi Chunn,   b. 23 Feb 1746/47, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F11754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death: 9 DEC 1753
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      Benjamin Chunn 57.104 CH 323.5.9 Dec 10 1753 Jan 26 1754
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Matthew Compton.
      Creditors: Isau Campball, Erasm. Gill.
      Next of kin: Lancelot Chunn, Samuel Chunn.
      Administratrix: Rebecca Chunn.
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      Benjamin Chunn 36.369 A CH 329.5.9 10.11.7 Aug 17 1754
      Sureties: Andrew Chunn, Thomas Pettit.
      Payments to: Rev. Isaac Cambel, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Benjamin Tasker, Daniel Jenepher.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 12 children: Lancelot (at age), Samuel (at age), Rebecca (at age), Anne (at age), Joseph (aged 19). Benjamin (aged 17). Sybell (aged 15). Phebe (aged 13). Eleazor (aged 11), Cloe (aged 9), Levi, aqed 7).
      Administratrix: Rebecca Chun.

      115) 17 Aug 1754 - Charles County
      Rebecca CHUNN, admx of Benjamin CHUNN
      Sureties - Andrew CHUNN & Thomas PETTIT
      1-3 to widow
      12 Children: Lancelot, Samuel, Rebecca, Jesse & Ann CHUNN all of age
      Joseph CHUNN aged 19 yrs on Feb last
      Sybell CHUNN aged 15 yrs on Feb last
      Eleazer CHUNN aged 11 on Feb last
      Levi CHUNN aged 7 yrs on Jan last
      Benjamin CHUNN aged 17 yrs last Jan
      Phebe CHUNN aged 13 yrs on Meech last
      Chloe CHUNN aged 9 yrs on Jan last
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      Samuel Chunn 43.227 CH 227.5.0 May 7 1750 May 19 1750
      Appraisers: James Nivison, Robert Horner.
      Creditors; Robert Yates attorney for Josiah Kersley, Francis Parnham.
      Next of kin: Benjamin Chunn, Andrew Chunn.
      Administrator/Executor: Philip Briscoe.
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      Capt. Samuel Chun/Chunn 52.53 CH 1.1.8 Aug 8 1752 Nov 21 1752
      Appraisers: Robert Horner, Winson Bruce.
      Creditors: John Winter, Walter Hanson for John Stott.
      Next of kin: Benjamin Chunn Andrew Chunn.
      Administrators/Executors: George Briscoe, Erasmus Gill and his wife Cassandra Gill.
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      Samuel Swann 28.161 CH 30.16.4 1743 Aug 17 1743
      Appraisers: Benjamin Chunn, Andrew Chunn.
      Creditors: J Hills, Samuel Amery.
      Next of kin: Burch Swann, Edward Swann.
      Executrix: Anne Swann.
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      Peter Hayse 22.344 CH 21.11.lO Jan 29 1735 Aug 17 1737
      (also Peter Hayes)
      Appraisers: Benjamin Chunn, John Lyon.
      Creditors: John Slye, Andrew Chunn.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Foxley.
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      Edward Briscoe 11.424 CH 194.16.7 Mar 17 1725 Jul 11 1726
      Appraisers: John Chunn, Jr., Benjamin Chunn.
      Creditors: Phillip Briscoe, Thomas Masser.
      Next of kin: John Briscoe, Sr., Susanna Briscoe, Sr,, John Briscoe, Jr.
      Executrix; (name not given).
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      George Briscoe 7,406 A SM 152.15.1 21,9,8 Jul 5 1726
      Received from: Mr. William Hunt (merchant).
      Payments to: Samuell Love, John Cartwright, Samuell Chunn, Benjamin Chunn, Henry Williamson, Col, T, T. Greenfield, Samuell Williamson, George Davis, Col. Greenfield, John Birch, Maj. Tru. Greenfield.
      Administratrix: Mary Briscoe, now wife of William Tippolls [or Tippett] of Charles County.
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      Capt. John Briscoe 18.275 CH 322.0.0 May 10 1734 Jun 14 1734
      (gentlemanl.
      Appraisers: John Chunn, Benjamin Chunn.
      Creditors: Samuell Williamson Briscoe, Williamson Hayes.
      Next of kin: Samuell Williamson Briscoe, John Briscoe.
      Executrix: Mrs. Eleanor Briscoe.
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      Robert Saint Clare 11.504 CH 72.18.3 Mar 22 1725 Sep 9 1726
      Appraisers: Benjamin Chunn, Samuel Chunn.
      Creditors: John Parnham.
      Next of kin: Peter Wood.
      Administrators: Priscilla Saint Clare, George Saint Clare.
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      John Chunn Sr.: to his son Andrew Chunn, all his personal estate; must agree to allow his father and his wife Muriel Chunn, maintenance during their lifetimes. signed 13 March 1731. (land: M#2.282)
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      John Chunn. signed 11 March 1734/5. By request of his dec'd father, he gives his brothers.: Joseph Chunn, a tract called "Muriells Choice", 50 acres: Benjamin Chunn, 50 acres of a tract called "East Marling" {Martin} ; to Andrew Chunn,, 50 of tract "East Marling" {Martin} and by agreement with his bro. Samuel Chunn, 50 acres of a tract called "Partnership." (Land: O#2.126, see also Land: O#2.395.)
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 287
      Pursuant to the order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called Fern, and the other, Salisbury, in possession of John Parnham, as follows, viz - To John Briscoe, George Hatton, Samuel Chunn, & Peter Wood of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land). The petition for Commission, dated Aug 11 in the 27th year of our Dominion, was presented at CC Court before Justices Robert Hanson, Gent, and his Associates. Signed Aug 14, 1741 - Edmd Porteus.
      And now here, Samuel Chunn and Peter Wood, return the Commission afd, with the certificate and depositions following, viz - We did meet on the afd land on Sep 23 and Oct 3, 1741 and then and there did examine all such witnesses as to us were offered, as by the several depositions hereunto annexed may appear. Signed Oct 3, 1741 - Sam Chunn, Peter Wood.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of William Scot, age about 48, who says that the Run where he now stands, being on the west side of Pils' fresh, and near the Bridge somewhat above the sd Bridge, was always in his remembrance called the Mane Run and has heard several old Standers call it so, viz, Henry Norris, Daniel Murphey, William Thorn, and John Scot Sr. Signed - William (W his mark) Scott.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of William Hows, age about 53, who says that about 19 years ago, he was getting boards for Mr. John Parnham, decd, and some differences arose, whereupon Francis Knot, who was concerned in getting the sd boards, went to John Scot Sr, who came and said the Run, which is now called the Back Run, on the east side of Pils' Fresh, was no run, and that the Run where this Deponent now stands, was always called the main Run. Signed - William Howes.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Edward Stonstreet, age about 67. who says that this run where he now stands, being on the west side of Pils' fresh, and about 60 yards above the main Road or bridge which is over the sd Run is and was always by him deemed the main Run of the sd Fresh. Signed - Edward Stonstreet.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Robert McHon, age about 68, who says that about 32 years ago, he was at work on the east side of Piles' fresh, and [t]he same small run which Run about 27 years ago, he heard called the Back Run by John Scot Sr and several others, who said, "let us go to the Back Run and catch fish", which accordingly we did. Signed - Robert (1 his mark) McHon.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Benjamin Chunn, age about 45, who says that being in company with John Scott Sr, about 25 years ago, several others being in company fishing on the west side of Pils' fresh, being near the place where this deponent now stands, and the sd John Scot said, "let us go to the Back Run", whereupon we went to a small run to the eastward from where he now stands, and after some time, sd Scot said let us go back to the main Run, which we did, and came near to this place where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' fresh and some small distance above the Bridge. Signed - Benja. Chunn.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Capt. James Murray, age about 37, who says that on the 22nd instant, he conversed with Mr. Richard Edelen, who said that the Run commonly called the Back Run, being on the east side Pils' fresh, was a small Run, and that the Run on the west side of the sd Swamp was always called and deemed to be the main Run of Pils' fresh. Signed - James Murray.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Thomas Sympson, age about 47, who says that about 17 years ago or more, he was running the lines of a tract of land called St. Thomas' and reversing the sd lines, he came to the place where he now stands, which line directed him over the run, whereupon Thomas Sympson Sr told him he must go no further, saying that St. Thomas' began on the west side of Pils' mane Fresh, which is the place where this deponent now stands, and he further says that about 10 days ago, he was in company with Edward Price Sr of St. Mary's County, who went with him about 50 yards above the Bridge standing on Pils' fresh, and on the west side thereof, and the sd Price told him that that was the main Run of the sd Branch and that he would swear it. Signed - Thomas Sympson.

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Edward Aprice, age about 77, who says that the Run where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' Fresh, and about 60 yards above the Common Fording Place or Bridge over the sd Run, was always, in his remembrance, deemed the Main Run, and he further says that about 60 years ago, he lived with Capt. Piles and was at the taking up of 2 tracts of land which we are ascertaining the bounds of, and at the survey of the sd land, he was a chain bearer, which land bounded on the west side of the sd Run, and the Run on the east side of the sd Swamp falling into the Main Run just above the Plank Bridge commonly called the Back Run, was never deemed the main Run but was always counted a small branch of the sd main Run. Signed - Edward Aprice_

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Richard Edelen, aged about 70, who says that the place where he now is, being on the west side of Piles' fresh, and about 60 yards above the Common fording place or main Road over the sd Run, was always deemed the main Run of the sd Fresh, and that he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, declare on oath that this was the main Run of sd fresh, and he further says that about 27 years ago, he got several timber trees, between this place and a run commonly called the Back Run, which was then a small run and not counted otherwise. Signed - Richard Edelen.

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Thomas Burch, age about 55 years, who says that the run where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' fresh and about 60 yards above the main Road or Common fording place over the sd Fresh was always deemed the main Run, and he further says he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, declare on oath, that this was the main Run of the sd fresh and that he got timber near the sd Run for Mr. John Parnham. Signed - Thomas (T his mark) Burch
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 370-60: EAST MARTIN: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Chunn, John: Surveyed 30 Aug 1667 for Rice Jones and assigned John Hunt at one of the Easternmost bound tree of CAGES: Other Tracts Mentioned: CAGES; other notes - 50 Acres - Benjamin Chunn from John Chunn; 11 March 1734, 50 Acres - Andrew Chunn from John Chunn; 11 March 1734,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 370-63: MERRITTS CHOICE: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Chunn, John: Surveyed 9 Feb 1686 for John Chunn: Other Tracts Mentioned: aka MURIEL'S CHOICE; other notes - "I can not find the survey of this tract neither by Chunn or Merrit but at Adventure Charge New Kent.", 50 Acres - Joseph Chunn from John Chunn; 11 March 1734,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 393-105: PARTNERSHIP: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - See Notes: Surveyed 14 Sept 1719 for John Chunn and John Wilson beginning at a bound Red Oak standing near the head of a branch in the line of said Wilson's land he now lives on.: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 50 Acres - Andrew Chunn from John Chunn; 11 March 1734,,
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 406. The mark of Benja Chunn was recorded this Dec 7, 1727. And for Lancelot Chunn, a mark was recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.

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