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

Philip Webster

Male 1744 - Aft 1801  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Philip Webster 
    Born Feb 1743/44  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1801  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019725  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father William Webster,   b. 1693, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gibbs,   b. 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1778, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1724  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Lyne,   b. Abt 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Beanes,   b. Abt 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 May 1793  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      HARRIS, JAMES, Prince George's County, planter. 25 June 1775; 23 Aug. 1775
      To wife Edy, extx., 1/3 of estate.
      To 4 children: Josias, ex., Edy, James and Basil, remainder of estate equally except as follows:
      To grandson Bartin, son of William Harris, cow.
      To children: William, John and Elizabeth, what they have already received from me.
      Wit: Philip Webster; Leonard Birch.
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      James Harris 7.53 D PG 111.13.5 Aug 12 1776
      The amount of the accounts also included #811.
      Sureties: Nathaniel Willson, Philip Webster.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 4 children (equally): Josias, Eddy, James, Basil.
      Executors: Eddy Harris, Josias Harris.
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      Samuel Hamilton 117.114 CH 418.13.4 Aug 3 1773
      Appraisers: Alexander McPherson Philip Webster.
      Creditors; James Cralk, Robert Mundell for John Glassford & Co.
      Next of kin: James Hamilton, Patrick Hamilton.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth, wife of Benjamin Nottly Mitchell.
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      Joseph Garner 114.415 CH 798.9.10 Apr 11 1774 May 27 1774
      Appraisers: Thomas McPherson, Daniel McPherson.
      Creditors: Philip Webster, G. R. Brown.
      Next of kin: Joseph Garner, John Garner.
      Executor: Charles Garner.
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 466 CHARLES JONES 12/10/1797 07/27/1801
      "being weak of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      l. Mary Jones --wife
      -to have all of testator's estate both real and personal for her natural life
      -named executrix of the wi lI
      2. Josias Jones --son
      Alexander Jones --son
      Ann Richards --daughter
      Thomas Richards -son
      James Jackson --son
      William Jones --son
      Zadoc Offutt -son
      -after widow's decease to be divided among all of testator's above named children
      Witnesses: Phillip Webster
      Jesse Edelen John Edelen
      Richard B. A. Boarman
      Then came: John Edelen
      Note; the testator's signed the will in his own hand
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      Contributed by Donna Price

      http://www.mncppcapps.org/planning/Publications/PDFs/68/Broad%20Creek%20Hi story.pdf

      One of the principal roads in the southwestern part of the county ran directly through the Broad Creek community; this road connected the Town of Piscataway with Sr. John's Church and then continued north to the Eastern Branch and/or (by ferry across the Potomac) to Alexandria.
      Travelers making this journey relied upon taverns along the wal for rest and refreshment, not only for the passengers, bur for their horses. One such tavern, the Slash Creek or White Horse Tavern, was located on this road (now Livingston Road), immediately south of Harmony Hall, at the present intersection of Livingston and Fort Washington Roads. Many taverns are known to have operated in the village of Broad Creek during the eighteenth century, but little is known
      about them other than the names of the proprietor licensees in the case of the White Horse, more information is available.
      The White Horse Tavern stood on the west side of the road that ran south from St. John's Church to Piscataway and operated from the very early years of the nineteenth century. In 1804, Philip Webster purchased three acres of Battersea "at the road leading from Piscataway to the head of Broad Creek." From that time until his death in 1818, Webster operated a tavern on this property, known variously as the Slash Creek or White Horse Tavern. After Webster's death, the tavern stand \vas acquired by Henry Culver Thorn, who operated it until his death in 1872. The White Horse was a landmark in the Broad Creek community to the extent that, during much of the nineteenth century, the Harmony Hall property was identified in legal instruments as adjoining the tavern or the Henry C. Thorn property. The old tavern building and its prominent White Horse sign lasted until the end of the nineteenth century.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 564. At the request of John H. Beanes the following Deed was recorded April 9, 1793
      Indenture made April 5, 1793; Philip Webster of Fairfax County, Virginia in consideration of 262 pounds 10 shillings current money paid by John Hancock Beanes of PGCo has sold a PGCo parcel of land devised to him by his father William Webster, deceased containing 150 acres and beginning at the corner between John Harris, Sr., and the whole of the lands of William Webster. Signed Philip Webster in the presence of and acknowledged before William Herbert, John Fitzgerald (JPs of Fairfax County, Virginia and certified by Peter Wagener, clerk)