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

Richard Burgess

Male Aft 1730 - 1793  (< 61 years)


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  • Name Richard Burgess 
    Born Aft 1730  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1793  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021227  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father Richard Burgess,   b. Abt 1710, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Magruder,   b. Aft 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Coolidge,   b. Aft 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1813, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 79 years) 
    Married Aft 1750  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Burgess
     2. Judson Coolidge Burgess,   b. Aft 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1804, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years)
     3. Richard Burgess,   b. Aft 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     4. Mary Coolidge Burgess,   b. Bef 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F12963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1
      1790-1796;
      Folio 339 RICHARD BURGESS 10/15/1793 12:10/1793
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Mary Burgess --wife
      -to have for her widowhood Negroes: -Davey" "Esther- Cloe Nell- -Mace" and "Hercules"
      -to have the mahogany chairs. round mahogany tea table. and I card table. now in testator's large room, desk, bookcase, clock, and a large mahogany dining table now in the parlor, 2 beds and film., and all table linen and kitchen furniture arid at her death or marriage to be divided among all of testator's children
      2. Judson Coolidge Burgess --son
      -to have the tract of land called "Westphalia" at widow's decease on the condition that he pay to testator's son Richard's 1/2 of the value of the lands when Richard comes of age
      3, Richard Burgess --son
      -to have 1/2 of the value of the land when he arrives at age 21 and after widow's decease.:
      -to have 1/2 of the said tract of land should Judson refuse to pay the value thereof
      -should widow elect to have her right of dower, then both sons to give proportionate share of the land
      -to have testator's watch
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among all of testator's children (unnamed)
      4. John Magruder Burgess --brother
      -named executor along w/ testator's widow
      Witnesses: Samuel Hepburn, Humphrey Belt, Joseph Sprigg Belt
      Then came: Samuel Hepburn and Humphrey Belt
      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 191 RICHARD BURGESS, gentleman 05/06/1781 05/08/1784
      "being of Sound mind and perfect memory"
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Charles Burgess --son
      -to have the sum of 50 pounds current money and no more of the estate
      2. John Magruder Burgess -son
      -to have part of testator's tract of land called "Westphalia" adjoining the land testator formerly gave to him by deed of gift beginning at the land of Mr. David Craufurd and thence east to a swamp on Mr, John Contee's land --to have the above on condition
      3. Richard Burgess --son
      -testator's son John to pay him the sum of 9000 lbs of tobacco as condition tor receiving the land left to him
      4. Mordecai Burgess --son
      -to have all the remainder of testator's lands now held or claimed to have on condition that he pay to testator's son Richard the sum of 11,000 lbs of tobacco
      -named executor of the will
      5. Sarah Burgess --daughter
      -to have during her single life the liberty --should she choose--of living in testator's dwelling house as in testator's lifetime
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among her and testator's sons Mordecai & Richard after widow's thirds are deducted
      6. Cassandra (Burgess?) --daughter
      -to have the sum of 6 pence current money and no more of the estate
      7. Ursula Bowie --daughter
      -to have the sum of 50 pounds specie and no more of the estate
      Witnesses; Zachariah Berry
      Elisha Berry
      William Moodie
      J. H. Warman
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will 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 199 JUDSON COOLIDGE 09/1 5/1784 11/17/1784
      "being sick and weak in Body - -
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Samuel Coolidge --son
      -to have testator's dwelling plantation called "Strawberry Hill" w/ all the adjoining lands purchased from Thomas Clagett, David Craufurd, and the lands purchased from William Wilcoxen and Thomas Wilcoxen and. also to have 100 acres of land purchased from Benjamin Berry and his wife
      -to have Negro man "Malt" and Negro woman "Bett" and her 7 children:" Ben" "Jenny" "Isaac" "Toney" "Ned" "Billy" and "Sall"
      -to have all of testator's stock of cattle, horses, sheep and hogs that may be cm the plantation purchased from William Wilcoxen along w/ all the plantation utensils thereon
      -to have testator's gold watch and sell, books and wearing apparel
      2.. Margaret Coolidge --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Perry" Negro woman "Henny" and her three children: "Providence" "John" and "Nancy"
      -to have the old bay mare which she always claimed
      3. Mary Burgess --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Ned" Negro women "Sarah" "Cloe" and Negro girl "Sall"
      4. Elizabeth Coolidge --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Scotland" Negro woman "Flora" and her child "Charley" and Negro girl "Cate."
      -testator's daughters named as exectrixes of the will and instructed that they are to sell at Public vendue to the highest bidder by the vendue master at the Coffee House in Baltimore Town for real money 2 certificates for 2 tracts of land lying in Washington County cont. 639-1/2 acres and the money from the sale to be applied to testator's debts
      -remainder of the personal estate on dwelling plantation, household furniture, plate alter debts are paid to be divided among testator's daughters share and share alike
      5. Richard Burgess --son-n-law
      -to have the guardianship of testator's son during his minority
      Witnesses: Benjamin Brooke:
      John Read Magruder
      Richard Frazier
      Then came: the three daughters Mary Burgess, Margaret Coolidge and Elizabeth Coolidge who refused to act as executrixes of the will and assigned their right to Singleton Wootten and Richard Burgess
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 234 MORDECAI BURGESS 03/22/1786 05/12/1786
      "being it this time sick and weak in body . ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Elizabeth Burgess --mother
      Sarah Burgess --sister
      -to have for his mother's natural life and his sister's -State of Celibacy"' all the estare both real and persona]
      2. John Magruder Burgess --brother
      Charles Burgess -brother
      -after mother's decease and sister marries, to have testator's water mill and also all dams water courses belonging
      3_ Richard Burgess --brother
      to have the remainder of testator's dwelling plantation after mother's decease on the condition that Richard give to testator's other two above named brother Charles a bond which was given him by testator for 200 pounds and to John a bond given Richard by John for 9000 lbs of tobacco
      -named executor of the will
      4. Ursula Bowie --sister
      -at mother's decease she and Sarah to have all of testator's household furniture and livestock of cattle, hogs and sheep.
      Witnesses: Francis Magruder, John B. Magruder, Martha Higgins (mark)
      Then came: Francis Magruder and John B. Magruder
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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