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

Henry Humphrey

Male 1747 - Aft 1778  (> 32 years)


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  • Name Henry Humphrey 
    Born 11 Feb 1746/47  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1778  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020686  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Henry Humphrey,   b. 1715, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Sarah Talbot,   b. 28 Jan 1719/20, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1743  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Burch,   b. 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Aft 1768  King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Humphrey,   b. 14 Jan 1774, King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Feb. 7, 1747/8 - Henry Humfrey, son of of Henry and Sarah, b. Feb. 7, 1747/8 in King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 32.

      Feb. 26, 1772 - Henry Humphrey appraises the two Prince George's Co., Md. inventories of Winifred Lanham of this date.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1772-1774," pp. 6 and 90.

      Jan. 14, 1774 - John Humfrey, son of Henry and Elizabeth, b. Jan. 14, 1774 in King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 32.

      1776 - Henry Humphry is in the 1776 Census of St. John's and Prince George's Parishes, Prince George's Co., Md., as follows:
      --Henry Humphry, age 29
      --Elizabeth Humphry, age 24
      --male, age 6
      --male, age 4
      --male, age 2
      --2 male slaves, ages 26 and 10
      --4 female slaves, ages 24, 14, 14, and 3
      Source: Brumbaugh, Vol. 1, p. 77.

      Oct. 1777 - Henry Humphrey is on a bond.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphans Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, pp. 2-3.

      1778 - Henry Humphrey took the Oath of Allegiance to Maryland in Prince George's Co. before the Hon. Thomas Clagett.
      Source: Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Revolutionary Patriots of Prince George's County, 1775-1783," p. 158.

      Oct. 1780 - Henry Humfrey witnesses the Prince George's Co., Md. will of Joseph Simson.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Wills, Liber T No. 1, p. 153.

      Feb. 1783 - Joseph Peach Elson, orphan of William Elson, deceased, chooses Nathaniel Wilson for his guardian with Robert Wade and Henry Humfreys securities. Bond given.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphan's Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, pp. 75 and 76.

      Oct. 1788 - Rinaldo Johnson, Esq., protests against the settlement of Elizabeth Humfries estate by the releasement of [her brothers and the husbands of her sisters] Henry Humfries, John Humfries, Thomas T. Humfries, John Jones and John Ranter here filed in Court.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphans Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, p. 182.

      Aug. 1779 - Oliver Birch/Burch, Edward Magruder and Henry Humphreys of Prince George's Co. are bound to Charles Lowe and Walter Lowe, orphans of Thomas Lowe, deceased, in the sum of 255 pounds current money of Maryland. There remains a balance due on the estate of Thomas Lowe, deceased, 127/9/9 Maryland currency. The Condition of this obligation is that Oliver Burch pay the said Charles Lowe and Walter Lowe orphans the said sum of 127/9/9 Maryland currency when they arrive to the age of 21 years. Signed Oliver Burch, Edward Magruder, Hen. Humfres. (signatures not marks)
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphan's Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, p. 33. (MSA Microfilm Roll CR 34,687, part 2)

      May 15, 1784 - Whereas our sister the late Elizabeth Humfrey died without any will in writing and it appears to us that from her verbal will (tho [it] is since not valid) that her sister Deborah Humfrey should have and enjoy the whole of her estate, we are desirous that our sister's desire be fulfilled and therefore we do for ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators and for all of them forever quit any claim we ever had or should have through heirship to her the said Deborah Humfrey her heirs and assigns forever. Signed Hinson Humfrey, Francis Summers, Elizabeth Cheney (makes her mark), Henry Humfrey, John Humfrey, Thomas T. Humfrey, John Jones (makes his mark), John Ranter. Witness John Wheeler Jones.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphans Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, p. 203.

      Apr. 1785 - Ordered by the Court that attachment issue against Oliver Burch to give Counter Security to Henry Humphrees surviving security for the balance due on the estate of Thomas Lowe, late of Prince George's Co., deceased, returnable immediately.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphan's Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, p. 130. (MSA Microfilm Roll CR 34,687, part 2)

      Oct. 13, 1788 - On May 15, 1784, Henry Humfrey, John Humfrey, Thomas Talburt Humfrey and John Jones the proper representatives of the late Elizabeth Humfrey of the Commonwealth of Virginia deceased did by their writing obligatory as will more fully appear by it here annexed transfer all their claim to aforesaid deceased's estate to Deborah Humfrey and whereas John Wheeler Jones hath since intermarry with the said Deborah Humfrey, Now this is to certify all whom it may concern that I John Wheeler Jones did on June 11, 1787 receive from Henry Humfrey administrator of the aforesaid Elizabeth Humfrey full satisfaction for the aforesaid deceased's estate and that I am full content therewith and do hereby forever discharge the said Henry Humfrey. Signed John Wheeler Jones. Witness John Ranters, Susanna Ranters.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphans Court Proceedings, 1777-1790, p. 203

      May 1, 1793 - Rcceived from Mr. Benjamin Burch, administrator of the late Jonathan Burch, deceased, 35 pounds common money in full for legacy bequeated by the aforesaid deceased to my wife. Signed Hen Humphrey.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Orphans Court Proceedings, 1791-1803, p. 56.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 379. At the request of Henry Humphry the following Deed was recorded March 31, 1769
      Indenture made March 29, 1769; Henry Biggs, planter of one part and Henry Humphry, planter of the other part; witnessed that whereas William Talbert did heretofore by a deed of conveyance recorded bearing date November 7, 1754 sell and convey unto Henry Biggs a parcel of land containing 115 acres being part of "Radford's Chance" beginning near Tinkers Branch. And whereas by a late inspection into the bounds of the whole tract it appears that the courses and distances includes lands that lay in an elder survey which means there is no more than the quantity of 84 acres. Now this indenture witnesseth that Henry Biggs in consideration of 84 pounds 5 shillings currency paid by Henry Humphrey has sold all that part of "Radford's Chance" which lays clear of elder surveys and begins at the part sold and conveyed by William Talburt to Henry Biggs. Signed Henry Biggs in the presence of John Hepburn, Samuel Hawkins Bayne and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Mary Biggs wife of Henry Biggs relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1790-1791; Liber JJ2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 501. At the request of Rinaldo Johnson the following Deed was recorded April 13, 1791
      Indenture made April 13, 1791; Whereas Thomas Harwood, 3rd, John Smith Brookes, Rinaldo Johnson, Elisha Berry John Waring and Richard Smith to satisfy a judgment obtained by them on May 5, 1785 before the commissioners of the Tax for PGCo against Henry Humphreys for the quantity of 50,500 pound weight of tobacco, also the sum of 1362 pounds 4 shillings and 6 pence real money as also 58 pounds 7 shillings and 9 pence specie, as also 44,774 pounds 9 shillings and 9 pence Continental currency did sue forth a writ of fieri facias under the hands and seals of Nathaniel Magruder, John Contee, Robert Darnall, David Craufurd and Clement Hill, Esq., commissioners of the tax directed John Beall, Esq., sheriff PGCo and by virtue of the writ did on May 6, 1785 levy and took a tract called "Radfords Chance" containing 450 acres, 2 guns, 5 chairs, 1 table, 1 cupboard with some earthernware, 3 feather beds and furniture, 1 old table, 6 plates, 2 dishes, 2 linen wheels, 3 bottles, 2 jars, 1 jug, 1 plow, 2 kettles, 3 pair of pot hooks, 1 dish, 2 old basons, 3 spoons, 1 washing tub and pale, one 100 gallon tub, 1 hand mill, 1 old cart, and Negro boy Moses; which property remains unsold for want of time the commissioners issue a writ of Venditioni Exponas to the sheriff and in pursuance whereof did proceed to sell at public sale and Rinaldo Johnson became the purchaser for the sum of 100 pounds current money. Now this indenture witnesseth that John Beall in consideration of the premises and sum of purchase money has sold the aforesaid tract called "Radfords Chance". Signed John Beall, late sheriff of PGCo, in the presence of and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes, Robert Bowie