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

John Read Magruder

Male Abt 1776 - 1830  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name John Read Magruder 
    Born Abt 1776  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1830  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021407  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Read Magruder,   b. 17 Jun 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Barbara Contee,   b. 21 Jan 1739/40, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1772  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amelia Hall,   b. Abt 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1794  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Read Junr. & Amelia Hall 9-13-1794
    Children 
     1. John Read Magruder,   b. 22 Oct 1796, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1854, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne H. Addison,   b. Bef 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1808, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Lee Magruder,   b. Abt 1806, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Addison Magruder,   b. Abt 1808, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F12396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Folio 112 JANE CONTEE PG 01/26/1779 06/12/1779
      "being in good health ...'
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas Contee --son
      -to have all of testatrix's tract of land in Charles County called "Rozer's Refuge"
      -to have Negro man "Hector" and "Moses"
      -to have one third of testatrix's corn, tobacco, money and household furn. and one third of the plate
      -to have the tract of land called "Bucker's (?) Quarter" and all that lying to the southward of a large branch or run that makes in to the creek called Portobaaco Creek and a small part of the marsh that is now ditched and which lies to the northward of the said branch and to be laid off so as to cont. 20 acres
      -named executor of the will
      2. John Contee --son
      -to have silver coffee pot, and mourning ring of 1 guinea price
      3. Catherine Harrison--daughter
      Barbara Reed--daughter
      -son Thomas to pay each the sum of 50 pounds sterling and should he refuse, then he is to have no part of the land left to him in Charles County
      -remainder of the land called "Rozer's Refuge" to be divided between them -Catherine to have Negro woman "Nan" and Negro boy "John"
      -Catherine to have one third part of the plate, one third part of the corn and tobacco and one third part of the household fum.
      -Barbara to have Negro men "Ben" and "Peter"
      -Barbara to have one third part of the corn and tobacco, one third part of the plate, and one third part of the household furn.
      -testatrix wants it understood that the money given to daughters Catherine and Barbara and to son Thomas is not to be part of the money due testatrix from W. Hyde, merchant
      4. Jane (Contee?) --daughter
      -to have silver tea pot and stand and milk pot and tea spoons and tray and bread and butter plate, 1 mourning ring of I guinea price
      5. Jane Contee Harrison --granddaughter
      -to have Negro boys "George" "Townside" and "Jacob" and Negro girl "Cate"
      6. John Hanson --son-in-law
      -along w/ testatrix's sons John and Thomas to have all of testatrix's right to a debt due from Samuel Hyde, merchant and now due--to be divided among them
      7. Jane Contee --granddaughter (daughter of son John)
      Alexander Contee --grandson (son of son Thomas)
      Jane (Contee?) --granddaughter (daughter of son Thomas)
      Alexander --grandson (son of daughter Jane)
      Jane --granddaughter (daughter of daughter Jane)
      Leonard --grandson (son of daughter Grace)
      John Reed --grandson (son of daughter Barbara)
      -each of testatrix's grandchildren including Jane Harrison, to have I silver can of 5 guineas price and to be paid out of the share of Catherine and Barbara and Thomas Witnesses: John Baden, Sr.
      Robert Baden
      Juda Flood (mark)
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
      ===
      Folio 115 JAMES MAGRUDER PG 07/19/1775
      "being ... tho weak in Body . .
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Barbara Magruder --wife
      -to have testator's dwelling plantation for her natural life
      -after widow's decease to have the rest and residue of the personal estate
      -named executrix along w/ testator's son John Read Magruder
      2. Barbara Magruder --daughter
      -should she survive testator's widow unmarried, then to have during her natural life and her continuing "in the State of Celibacy" 100 acres of land being part of the plantation w/ the dwelling house on it to be laid off so as to include the dwelling house and as much of the woods as will support the same for her own use in firewood and also a small cornfield next to Mrs. Henry's during her natural life or until her marriage -to have Negro woman "Esther" and her 5 children "Minta" "Silvia" "Sarah" "Jen" and "Esther" and Negro man "Stephen" and Negro lads "David" and "Dick" --the latter to be delivered to her after widow's decease
      -to have 1 feather bed and furn., 3 cows and calves, 5 head of sheep, 2 pewter dishes 2 basins, 6 plates, 1 of the best plow horses
      3. John Read Magruder --son
      -at the marriage or decease of testator's daughter Barbara to have the land left to her -to have at the decease of testator's widow the land and dwelling plantation left to her cont. 300 acres called "Alexandria"
      -whereas testator has a right to part of a tract of land called "Good Luck" formerly belonging to testator's father Samuel Magruder, adjoining to part of the same tract of land which testator's son John Read Magruder purchased from Benjamin Berry--now testator bequeaths all the said land to him
      -to have all that part of ground lying in Upper Marlborough on Lot No. #3 that his store and warehouse, stable, and yard us upon
      -to have 1 feather bed and fum., and 5 pounds current money to be paid after widow's decease
      4. Enock Magruder --son
      -to have all the remaining part of the lot of land in the town of Upper Marlborough being Lot No. #3
      -to have 5 pounds current money to be paid to him after widow's decease
      5. Jeremiah Magruder --son
      -to have Negro boy "Harry"
      -to have the sum of 5 pounds to be paid to him after widow's decease
      6. Margaret Magruder --daughter
      -to have Negro lad "Charles" and Negro boy "Aaron"
      -to have 5 pounds current money to be paid after widow's decease
      7. Barbara Boyd --granddaughter
      -to have Negro girl "Sue"
      8. John Read Magruder --grandson
      -to have Negro boy "Jack"
      9. James Alexander Magruder --grandson
      -to have Negro girl "Nell" after widow's decease
      Witnesses: William Bowie 3rd, Charles Clagett, Edward Willett
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Liber T#1

      Folio 437 BARBARA MAGRUDER 06/15/1790 01/02/1800 "being . . . though weak in Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Barbara Magruder --daughter
      -to have Negro man "Will" Negro man "Peter" Negro woman "Jane and Negro woman "Milla"
      -to have all household and kitchen furniture
      2. John Read Magruder --son
      -to have Negro man "Batchelor"
      -to have testatrix's stock of corn and tobacco and after legacies and debts are paid, to
      have the remainder of the estate -named executor of the will
      Witnesses:
      Richard W. Brashears
      William Brown son of John (mark)
      Then came: Richard Wells Brashears
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 48 JOHN READ MAGRUDER 01/25/1810 11/23/1811
      "being weak in Body ,"
      Bequeaths to:
      1. John Read Magruder --son
      -to have Negroes: 'Frank' and his wile "Kate"
      old house wench "Henney" and her daughter "Henny'' and her
      son "Harry" and her grandson 'Mulatto Harry" and for the testators son to pay attention to "Charles" a superannuated slave that he may not want for necessaries of life
      -to have the following silver plate" a coffee pot, waiter--10 inches over, 2 plates --6 inches over, 2 pint pots. a tureen ladle, punch bow] ladle, punch strainer, 4 salt spoons. and a marrow spoon, and to have the following mahogany furniture: all of the chairs, a sofa easy chair, a set of dining tables consisting of 3 tables, 2 card tables, a wash stand, 2 fire screens. the looking glasses and the testator's small writing desk with the implements thereto, also the testator's India walking cane which was a present made to the testator when in London in 1789 by the testators friend Capt. John Johnstone who had commanded the Brittania Indianian, also to have the testator's books case with large quarto gilt Bible and also all of the testator's other books consisting of up to 70 volumes
      -John and the testators son Alexander Contee Magruder to have in trust for 100 years all that tract of land called ''Mv Friend's Goodwill Enlarged' purchased from George Upton and his wife and cont. 235 acres and also a tract of land called "Hurley's Lott' which was purchased from Thomas Upton cont 56 acres the said lands adjoining each other in Prince George's County nearthe City of Washington and to apply the rents and profits to the support and maintenance of the testator's son James Alexander Magruder and his family for their natural lives and after the death of the testators son James. then to his children that may be living.
      -whereas there was an agreement between the testator's sorts John and James. and the testator at the time the testator resigned the office of county clerk that the net profits arising from the office to which the testators son John was appointed should be divided equally among them and whereas afterwards the testator's sun James for a valuable consideration relinquished his claims to the testator's son John and the testator and by virtue of which relinquishment the testator became entitled to a moiety of the profits of the office and whereas the testator has received from John on account of proportion of the profits diverse sums of money but whereas a considerable part thereof still is in the hands of John, the testator directs that upon a compliance by John with that part of the agreement which requires that the records of the judgements rendered during, the time the testator held office should be made up and as well upon other considerations as the payment of the sum of 100 pounds current money to be applied with his bond of S500.00 for the land sold him in discharge of the legacies or the testator and other matters, that then he be released from all claims which the testator may have against him
      -John and Alexander named executors of the wil and instructed that what remains of the estate is to be invested into dollars arid cents as will he sufficient for the repairs and finishing of the dwelling house and the kitchen of testator's son-in-law William Marbury and to pail in his garden and yard -remainder after the sum is laid out for repair to Marburv's dwelling house to be divided between testator's sons John, and Alexander and daughter Jane.
      2. Alexander Contee Magruder --son
      -he and John to have the following Negroes: "Polly" aged 21, "Grace" aged I 7, "Nell" aged 41, and "Peg" her daughter aged 17 and to hold the said Negroes and their children in trust for the purpose of letting them remain in the possession of the testator's son James for the use of him and his family during his life and after his death then to be equally his children at the time of his death--and the above Negroes purchased and hired to the testator's son James as per an agreement signed on the 2nd of December 1805 at $80.00 per annum and the sum to be applied to the maintenance and education of his children
      -Alexander to have $200.00 to be laid out in household furniture and plate -to have the testator's sulky chair and gray horse, set of globes and case, and to have the mourning ring given the testator by the late John Buchanan of London on the death of his amiable son Samuel who was the testator's friend and acquaintance
      3. James Alexander Magruder --son
      -to have a young Negro man "Nace" aged 24 for the use and benefit of his fam
      -to have about $200.00 in household furniture and silver plate being about an amount equal to that given to John
      4. Jane Contee Marbury --daughter
      -to have Negroes "Alick" and "Battee's" son "Tom"
      -to have the bedstead. feather bed and furn in the chamber the testator lies on , to have all the towels and napkins of every kind and the testator's walnut desk, and mahogany bureau, close stool, and pewter pan, mahogany wash stand, and pewter basin, 6 green federal chairs, large Windsor chair, small black walnut table with a drawer in it, copper warming pan and pewter bed pan, and to have the sum of $40.00 to purchase a locket and $260.00 to purchase a 4 wheel carriage with the testator's black horse for a carriage horse
      -to have the testator's trunk wlth his wearing apparel --except for the watch--for the use of her sons
      5. John Read Magruder, the younger --the testator's eldest grandson
      -to have the testator's silver watch
      6. Kitty Jane Magruder --granddaughter (daughter of son James)
      -to have Negro woman "Cate" and her daughter "Molly"--Kitty not having a legacy left her by her grandfather Beanes
      Witnesses: Benjamin Hodges of Thomas
      Richard Burgess
      William G. Sanders
      Then came: Richard Burgess and William Sanders
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand

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