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

Baruch Duckett

Male 1742 - 1810  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Baruch Duckett 
    Born Dec 1742  "Fairview", Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1810  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021053  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Richard Duckett,   b. 21 Feb 1704/05, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F08695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Beanes Duckett,   b. Aft 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 19 years)
     2. Catherine Beanes Duckett,   b. 4 Dec 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1822, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)
    Family ID F08422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DUCKETT, Baruch, died at his seat in P, G, Co,, in the 66th year of his age, (Oct, 17, 1810)
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 32 BARUCH DUCKETT 07/16/1809 10/09/1809
      "Being in Good health of Body ...
      Bequeaths to:
      1. William Bowie of Walter --son-in-law
      -to have the plantation whereon the testator now dwells and also the lands called "Jeremiah & Mary" and the re-survey on the said land and 10 acres of land purchased from Henry Hall to be laid off on the north end of the said land and to have the above for his natural life and should he die before his wife then she to have a right to remain on and occupy and enjoy the said lands for her natural life and should either the said William or Ritty cut down or suffer to have cut down the enclosed wood below the testator's dwelling house for cultivation then the devise is to be null and void and also William and Ritty, his wife to designate one or more of their children to have the aforesaid lands
      -to have one third of the testator's Negroes which are to be valued by 2 indifferent men as to value, age and size but in case the said William should lay any claim to the Negroes at either place more than at the quarter then he and his wife to be barred from any claim to the testator's real estate -the remaining third of the Negroes and testator's stock to be divided among William and Ritty's children as they come of age
      -named executor of the will
      2. William Duckett Bowie --grandson
      -to have the testator's quarter plantation with 20 acres of the land which the testator purchased from Henry Lowe Hill to he laid off at the south end and should he die w/out heirs, then the land to descend to the next son of the said William Bowie and Kitty, his wife
      -to have one third of the testator's Negroes
      -to have all of testator's plate, 1-8 day clock, 2 large looking glasses, 2 feather beds and form,
      -to have all the money, notes, bonds, etc. which the testator dies possessed of and after the testator's debts are paid, the said William's father to lay out a sum of money --if he think it advisable--to purchase lands convenient to the testator's quarter plantation for William
      4. Isaac Duckett -brother
      -testator's son-in-law empowered to convey to him the lands which the testator and Isaac purchased from Charles Wallace and being the lands where Dr. Boyd now lives called "Bateman's" and Isaac and William to convey to Boyd the said land when the purchase price is paid
      -should testator's son-in-law die before grandson arrives at age 21, then to take his portion of the estate into his custody until that time
      Witnesses: John Bowie ,Basil Duckett, James Mullikin
      Then came: Basil Duckett and James Mullikin
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 266 RICHARD DUCKETT 09/12/1785 09/29/1788
      "being in sound mind & memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1 Richard Duckett --son
      Thomas Duckett --son
      Baruch Duckett --son
      -to have 5 shillings current money
      2. Isaac Duckett --son
      -to have all of testator's land and plantation whereon testator now lives called "Sprigges Request" and "Duckett Addition" on condition
      -to have the sum of 200 pounds current money
      -to have Negro girl "-Rachel"
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn, 2 cows and calves, 5 head of sheep, I young horse or mare, 2 pewter basins, 2 dishes, 1 dozen pewter plates
      3. Jacob Duckett --son
      -Isaac to pay him the sum of 400 pounds current money in a reasonable period of time after testator's decease
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn., 2 cows and calves, 1 young horse or mare, 5 head of sheep, 2 pewter basins, 2 dishes and 1 dozen plates
      4. Richard Jacob Duckett --son
      -to have Negro boy "Basil"
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn., 2 cows and calves, I horse or mare, 5 head of sheep, 2 pewter basins. 2 dishes and I dozen plates
      5. Martha Hall --daughter
      Ann Hall --daughter
      Rachel Williams --daughter
      Eleanor Lyles --daughter
      Grandchildren by daughter Charity Boyd
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among them and Isaac, Jacob and Richard with testator's grandchildren to share one portion after deducting out 20 pounds for a bond due testator by their father Thomas Boyd
      6. Elizabeth Duckett --wife
      -named executrix along w/testators son Isaac
      Witnesses: John Duvall, Robert Wheeler, Zachariah McCalley
      Then came: John Duvall and Robert Wheeler
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 325 THOMAS CROSS 03/02/1787 03/23/1793
      "being in Good health
      Bequeaths to:.
      1. Benjamin Cross --son
      -to have the sum of 40 pounds current money out of the proceeds from the sale of testator's real estate
      2. Nacey Cross --grandson
      Joseph Cross --grandson {sons of son William Cross, deceased
      -to have 124 pounds current money from the proceeds of the sale of the real estate as a discharge of their father's estate which testator is bound for
      3, Jeremiah Cross --son
      -to have Negro man "Boson" Negro woman "Cate"
      4, Benjamin Cross --son
      -to have Negro man "Walt" and Negro woman "Rachel"
      5. Joseph Cross --son
      -to have Negro lad "Watt" ad Negro girl "Lila:
      -to have testator's stock of hogs, plantation utensils and all household furniture except for 1 feather bed and fun,
      -to have the whole crop of wheat, corn, and tobacco that may be in the house or growing and 1 gray mare named "Taney"
      -named executor of the will
      6. Elizabeth Belt --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Jacob" and Negro girl "Else"
      7. Mary Turnbull --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Ailen" and Negro woman "Old Jenny"
      8. Elinor Simmons --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Flora" Negro girl "Cassey"
      9. Sarah Brashears --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Jenny" Negro girl "Mille"
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among all of testator's sons and daughters
      10. Ester Belt --granddaughter (daughter of Osborn Belt) -to have 1 feather bed and furn., and 10 pounds cash
      Witnesses: Baruch Duckett, Richard Duckett, Jr., Benjamin (mark)
      Then came: Richard Duckett and Baruch Duckett
      Note: the testator signed the will with his JP mark
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808; Folio 524
      THOMAS LANSDALE 11/13/1802 01/27 /1803
      "being Sick and weak in Body , ,"
      Bequeaths to:
      1 William M. Lansdale --son
      -testator desires that his business in Queen Anne Town be conducted under the
      firm of Lansdale & Clagett --prosecuted and continued until the 1st of May 1804
      by his son as if testator was still alive and son is to act as his substitute in order to keep the firm alive and all that all estate read, mixed and personal to be considered as liable for the transactions and that the whole profits of the said transactions on testator's part or on the part of William are to be taken as part of the estate generally and not to vest in him
      -to have $20,000 and testator's gold watch to keep as a memorial of his father
      2. Cornelia Lansdale --daughter
      Violetta Lansdale -daughter
      Eliza Lansdale --daughter
      Phillip Lansdale --son
      -testator's 5 children to have 20 lots in the City of ‘Vashington as described in the
      deeds
      -each to have an equal portion share and share alike
      3. 'William H. Dorsey --friend of Georgetown
      -to make and distribute w/in 12 months after testator's decease the said lots
      Washington among testator's children
      -Phillip to have the sum of $25,000
      -Cornelia to have the sum of $16.000
      -Violerta to have the sum of $16, 000
      -Eliza to have the sum of $16,000
      4. Cornelia Lansdale --wife
      -to have all of testator's real estate lying in the town of Queen Anne for her widowhood or single life and should she remarry, then the real estate to testator's son William
      -to have the sum of $16,000
      -to have all. Negroes, stock, all household furniture, kitchen furniture, carriage, horses and the money in the house at the time of testator's decease except for certificates -testator desires that his 5 children reside with their mother until they arrive at the age
      of 21 and the interest on the sums devised to them to be applied to their maintenance -remainder of the estate to be divided among testator's 5 children
      -named executrix of the will
      Witnesses: Thomas C. Dowic
      Baruch Duckett Joseph W. Clagett Clement Smith
      Then came: Thomas Contee Bowie. Joseph White Clagett and Clement Smith
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 197. At the request of Baruch Duckett the following Deed was recorded March 1, 1782
      Indenture made February 25, 1782; Elizabeth Wilson in consideration of 50 pounds currency paid by Baruch Duckett has sold part of a tract called "Samuels Choice" containing 11 ¾ acres. Signed Elizabeth Wilson in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Boyd, James Mullikin
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 198. At the request of Elizabeth Wilson the following Deed was recorded March 1, 1782
      Indenture made February 25, 1782; Baruch Duckett in consideration of 50 pounds currency has sold part of a tract called "Darnalls Grove" containing 8 ¾ acres and bounded by "Samuels Choice". Signed Baruch Duckett in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Boyd, James Mullikin
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 111. At the request of Mary Hall the following Deed of Gift was recorded January 24, 1792
      I Baruch Duckett in consideration of the love and affection which I have and do bear to Mary Hall, daughter of William Hall, Jr., of Frederick County, Maryland have given her Negro Tom (19 years) now in the possession of her father the same negro which I purchased of William Hall, Jr., by deed bearing date December 22, 1791. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this January 20, 1792, Baruch Duckett in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard T. Lowndes