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

Eleanor Gill

Female Abt 1759 - 1822  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Gill 
    Born Abt 1759  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Nov 1822  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019598  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Gill,   b. Abt 1729, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1778, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Lydia Musgrove,   b. Abt 1733, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1811, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1749  Trinity Parish, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Lyon,   b. Bef 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Married 1775  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F12147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leonard Canter,   b. 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1786  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Levin Canter,   b. 1787, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. Anna Canter,   b. 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Lydia Musgrove Canter,   b. 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     4. Henry Canter,   b. 26 Jan 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1866, Patuxent City, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Horatio Canter,   b. 27 Mar 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1858, Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F12148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Eleanor Canter (1822): Charles County, MD

      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Tom Mahieu,

      Eleanor Canter Will
      Written October 17th 1822 in Charles County, Maryland

      In the name of God Amen, I Eleanor Canter of Charles County State of
      Maryland being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks given
      unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
      appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and
      Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my
      soul unto the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the
      earth to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my
      friends nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the
      same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate
      wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose
      of the same in the following manner -
      First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Canter's seven
      children namely Mary Canter, Lettice Canter, Catharine Canter Eliza Harriet
      Canter, John Alexander Canter, Robert Canter, Ann Morris Canter one Negro woman
      called Paicey, also one Negro boy called named Henry to be equally divided
      between them -
      I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Mary Canter one dark gray colt.
      I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Lyon one Negro man called Daniel
      also one Negro girl called Charity.
      I give and bequeath unto my son Horatio Canter one Negro girl called Vine,
      one light gray mare, also one gray horse, one yoke of steers and yoke of steers
      and yoke one Ox cart, one bundle cow, also all my plantation utensils, one new
      bed and furniture, one oval table and table cloth, one large iron pot, one small
      stone pot, also the present or last crop of corn, fodder, rye oats and tobacco
      and five hundred weight of pork.
      I give and bequeath unto my two sons Robert Lyon and Horatio Canter a tract of
      land purchased by me of Elijah Canter lying on the left side of the road leading
      to Bryantown to be equally divided between them after their paying sixty dollars
      to each of my three children namely Elizabeth Canter, Lydia Musgrove Moran and
      Henry Canter.
      After my burial expenses and all my just debts are paid, I give and bequeath
      unto my five children namely Elizabeth Canter, Robert Lyon, Lydia Musgrove
      Moran, Henry Canter and Horatio Canter all other property that I possess also
      all money on hand and all money's due me to be equally divided between them as
      whereunto I have signed sealed and delivered in presents of this seventeenth day
      of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.
      Erasmus Gill - Eleanor Canter {seal}
      Gustav Cartwright -
      Samuel Cartwright -
      On the back of the a foregoing Will is this written.
      Charles County Sct. November 13th 1822, Then came Erasmus Gill and Samuel
      Cartwright two of the subscribing witnesses to the a foregoing Last Will and
      Testament of Eleanor Canter late of Charles County deceased and severally made
      oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testatrix
      wherein named sign and seal this Will and that they heard her publish, pronounce
      and declare the same to be her Last Will, that at the time of her so doing she
      was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and
      understanding and that they together with Gustav Gill the other subscribing
      witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in the
      presence and at the request of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other.
      Test. Humphrey Barnes Reg. Of Wills

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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 152,
      Robert Gill Sr's Will. May 19, 1778.
      I, Robert Gill of CC, am sick and weak in body, but of firm and perfect memory. First, I want all my just debts paid by my executrix.
      To my son Robert Gill - all that part of a tract of land which I purchased of Joseph and James Anderson, lying in cc, called Fox's Range, containing, by deed, 165-1/4 acres, My son Robert is to receive no part of my personal estate more than he has already received.
      To my wife Lydia Gill - the use of the land and plantation I now live on, which I bought of Jonathan Willson, called black Oack Thicket, containing, by deed, 250 acres, during her natural life, and the third part of my personal estate. After her death, her third part is to be divided between the children of her body.
      To my 2 sons, Charles and Henry Gill - after my wife's death, I want the afd land and improvements sold and the purchase money equally divided between them.
      To my 3 daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, and Elenor Lyons - 20 less than the rest of my children which are now with me, out of my estate, they having recd the value thereof. Negro boy Ben, which I lent to my daughter, Mary Lyon and which is now in her possession, is to be appraised with the rest of my estate, she having liberty to keep sd Negro on paying to my estate the balance of his value, if any, over her part, with the rest of my younger children.
      To "the five daughters which is now to wit" Catherine, Cloe, Lydia, Charity, Susanah - a side saddle bought by my executrix or 5 each, paid out of my estate.
      Executrix: my wife, Lydia Gill.
      Signed Oct 29, 1777 - Robert Gill Sr. wit - Richard Estep, Huet Johnson, Henry Lyon Jr.
      Probated May 19, 1778 by all 3 witnesses. The probate was taken in the presence of Robert Gill, heir at law to the decd, who did not object to the taking of the same.
      Lydia Gill, the widow, on May 19, 1778 came before Walter Hanson, Register of Wills, and elected to abide by the several legacies bequeathed to her in the will with regard to real estate only, and that she claims her dower, or third part, in the personal estate.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1806-1808; Liber IB-7 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 297.
      At the request of Eleanor Canter the following Deed was recorded March 18, 1807
      Indenture made November 28, 1806; Elijah Canter in consideration of $1095 current money of the United States paid by Eleanor Canter has sold Calverton Manor "Lot Number 21", "Lot Number 22" and "Lot Number 27". Binding on "Lot Number 20" , "Lot Number 15" John Forbes, "Lot Number 14" Mary Venables, "Lot Number 23" Walter Burch, "Lot Number 28" Richard Wallace, "Lot Number 29" Richard Wallace, "Lot Number 30" Richard Wallace, "Lot Number 39" Joseph Lyon and "Lot Number 31" Joseph Lyon containing 273 acres 3 rods and 34 perches. Signed Elijah Canter in the presence of and acknowledged before Edward Meed, John Lowry
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1806-1808; Liber IB-7 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 306.
      At the request of Robert Lyon the following Deed was recorded March 23, 1807
      Indenture made March 21, 1807; Eleanor Canter in consideration of 284 pounds 17 shillings and 9 pence current money paid by Robert Lyon has sold part of Calverton Manor "Lot Number 21", "Lot Number 22" and "Lot Number 27". Binding on "Lot Number 20", "Lot Number 15" John Forbes, "Lot Number 14" Mary Venables, "Lot Number 23" Walter Burch, the road that leads from Benedict towards Bryan Town, "Lot Number 39" and "Lot Number 31" containing 189 acres 3 rods and 28 perches. Signed Eleanor Canter in the presence of and acknowledged before Edward Meed, John Lowry

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