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

Atwickes Fearson

Male 1710 - Aft 1755  (> 46 years)


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  • Name Atwickes Fearson 
    Born 1710  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1755  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021987  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father Samuel Fearson,   b. Abt 1676, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1724/25, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Jane Davis,   b. Abt 1679, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1696  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Lofton,   b. 1703, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1739  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Priscilla Fearson,   b. Abt 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F10401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      Mar. 1726/7 - Atwicks Fearson, orphan son of Samuel Fearson, was bound to Grace Newman.
      Source: [need]

      ===
      Pain, Mary (nunc.), Charles County, 10th Nov., 1732; 30th Dec., 1732.
      To Thomas Douglas, debt due him.
      To Anne Shaw,, Margery Lomax, Jane Walker and John Fearson, personalty.
      George Sympson, ex. and resid. legatee.
      Test: Atwicks Fearson, Eliza. Hamilton. 20,541.
      ===
      Mary Pain 12.697 A CH 70.10.7 13.2.9 Jan 18 1734/35
      Sureties: John Brown, Edward Anderson.
      Received from: Atwick Fearson.
      Payments to: Mr. Benjamin Fendall, John Brimads (?).
      Administrator: George Sympson
      ===
      Isaac Cowpe 20.135 A CH 3.0.0 2.18.4 Feb 29 1743
      Sureties: John Wilder, John Brown.
      Received from: Benjamin Musgrave.
      Payments to: Walter Hanson.
      Administrator: Alwicks Ferson.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000028/html/am28--546.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753Volume 28, Page 546
      Note:
      Schedule No 2.
      Charles County.
      At a Meeting of the Vestry of William and Mary Parish in the County aforesaid on the 8th Day of June 1752 at the said Parish Church were present - p. 483

      The Reverend
      Vestrymen: Mr Saml Clagett, Mr Thomas Cottrell, Mr Richard Smith, Mr Edward Ford, Mr Nathan Harris, Mr Charles Bruce
      Church warden:Mr John Marshall

      Who unanimously proceeded to regulate and assign the Pews in the sd Parish Church to the several Persons hereafter put down in the following Manner, the Numbers of the Pews to the respective Names put down, having Relation to the Numbers in the Platt hereunto annexed Viz.
      Pew
      To the honourable Richard Lee Esqr 1
      Mr Benjamin Fendall & his Son John 2
      Mr Wm Courts, Elizabeth Courts & Wm Penn 3
      Col George Dent and his Son George 4
      Richard Smith his Sons, and Thomas Cottrell 5
      Barton Warren and Edward Ford 6
      Charles Yates John Wilder & his Son John 7
      The Ministers Family for the time being 8
      James Latimore, Philip Jenkins, Jno Jenkins & Benj. Douglass. 9
      Atwick Fearson, Jno Farr, Geo. Scroggin & Benjn Thomas. 10

      Notley Maddox, Sarah Maddox, Anne Smoot & Edwd Smoot 14
      Joseph Joy, Judith Penn, and Notley Dutton 15
      Thomas Bates, John Douglass, John Hamil & Jane Penn 16

      Francis Posey, Harrison Musgrove, Charles John & Benj. Philpot. 18

      Authur Lee, Rebecca Howard, Jno Marshall & Richd Marshall 23
      Joseph Douglass, Nathan Harris, Mary Brandt 24
      Joseph Gwynn and Benjamin 25
      Mary Marshall, Henry Thompson, Posthumus Groves & Jas Plant. 26
      William Dent & Walter Hanson for their Tenants 27
      Moses Hubbart, John Cavin, Jno Wakefield & Saml Chunn 28
      Robert Yates, Charles Bruce & Robert Yates junr 29
      Barton Hungerford & his Sons 30
      Robt Mastin, Tyre Thomas, Widow Thomas & Richard Ratcliff. 31

      Thomas Hatton, William Cage Samuel Gody and John Chun 32
      Geo: Elgin Patience Posey, Jacob Andrew Minitree Wm Guy & Sarah Martin. 33

      No 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22 left in common for Tenants
      Others not being Freeholders.

      No 17 .....for such young Persons that may sing.
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, August 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 419.
      Atwicks Fearson, by his petition to this Court, sets forth that he is in possession of a parcel of land lying in a Bite between Neals Cr and a Branch making out of the sd Cr of Neals called Back Cr, bounded on the north and west by certain lines and distances, as per certificate directed, laid out for William Hungerford, the right of which land having lately laid in John Newman, decd, and now in John Newman, his son, minor, which sd land has, by the adjoining neighbors, been lately imposed upon by many insufferable trespasses, and cutting, carrying off, and destroying both rail and board timber, with many other injuries and trespasses, both to the damage of the lawful heir and the present occupier thereof. He therefore asks for a Commission to examine witnesses to prove the bounds of sd land. Ordered that Commission issue, returnable here, to Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, Gent, to examine such witnesses as to them shall be produced relative to the premises.
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, November 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 462
      John Hamill of CC, planter, exhibited to the Court here the following petition, viz - To the Justices of CC now sitting in Court, the petition of John Hamill shows that whereas Atwicks Fearson, by his petition to this Court, obtained a Commission to prove and perpetuate the bounds of a tract of land in his possession in behalf of John Newman, a minor, and Mr. John Maddox and Mr. Barton Warren were the Gent who executed the sd Commission, your petitioner alleges that the sd Commissioners have mot executed the sd Commission according to Law, to the great damage of your petitioner, he being a contiguous Proprietor, and your petitioner asks that the proceedings of sd Commissioners may not be recorded until it is determined before your Worships.
      Whereupon all the premises being by the Court here seen and clearly understood, it is ordered by the Justices here that the sd petition be rejected.
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, November 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 463. Pursuant to an order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued, returnable here, to Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in possession of Atwicks Fearson.
      And now here, John Maddox & Barton Warren return to this Court the Commission afd, with the certificate and deposition thereto annexed - viz

      To Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, Gent. Whereas Atwicks Fearson is in possession of a parcel of land lying in a Bite between Neals Cr and a branch making out of the sd Cr of Neals called Back Cr, bounded on the north and west with certain lines and distances as per certificate directed, laid out for William Hungerford, the right of which land having lately laid in John Newman, decd, and now in John Newman, his son, Minor, did, on Aug 10, in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court on the day afd, before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1742 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      We have taken the several depositions as above, pursuant to a Commission to us directed. Signed Sep 21, 1742 - John Maddox, Barton Warren.

      CC. The deposition of Walter Fearson, age about 37, who declares that about 23-24 years ago, his father told him that a red oak standing near the head of a small branch called Hungerfords branch, was the beginning tree of a tract of land then in possession of John Newman, at the stump of which tree now stands a locust post, and further says that a white oak was a corner tree which parted George Newman's land and Samuel Fearson's and since in possession of John Newman, and likewise declares that a white oak now down that his father told him was a line tree and the courses now answers. Signed - Walter (W his mark) Fearson.

      CC. The deposition of Mr. Raphael Neale, aged about 59, who declares that about 12 years ago that John Newman told him that a white oak standing at the end of 70 perches from a bounded red oak or post standing at the head of Hungerford branch, was a dividing tree between him and his uncle, George Newman. Signed - Raphael Neale.

      CC. The deposition of Mr. Barton Hungerford, age about 56, who declares that the abovesd white oak, by what Samuel Fearson told him, about 35 years [ago], is the 2nd bound tree of a tract of land now in possession of John Newman, by the courses. Signed - Barton Hungerford.

      CC. The deposition of Elaxder Sims, age about 41, who declares that about 8-9 years ago, that [at] the afd white oak, that he heard Mr. Raphael Neale, John Newman, & John Hamill, they all ack. the afd white oak was a bound tree of John Newman's land. Signed - Ale r Sims.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (293). Certificate. Atwick Fearson, on Feb 15, 1755, brought before me a gray gelding, appears to have been branded on the near buttock with the figure of 2, and made oath that the gelding has been trespassing upon his plantation for near 3 weeks past, and that the owner to him is [not] known. Signed - Robt Yates. Recorded Feb 13 [sic], 1755.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 222. 13, 176 from John Newman of CC, planter, to Ignatius Semmes of CC, innholder, for 300 and for divers other good causes, a tract of land in CC called Hamill Outwitted, bounded by the head of Hungerfords Marsh, a bite of Neals Cr, containing, by patent, and laid out for about 165 acres. Sd John [Newman] reserves to his mother, Priscilla Pearson, wife of Atwix Pearson, her right of dower in the afd land. Signed - John Newman. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer , Josias Hawkins*. This deed was acknowledged on Jan 13, 1763 by John Newman. [Blank], wife of the sd John Newm[an], released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded 1763.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 440-442: HAMILLS OUTWITTED: 165 acres; Possession of - 165 Acres - Newman, John: : Originally granted to William Hungerford for 100 Acres, Re-Surveyed for John Newman 26 April 1742, beginning at a bounded locust post, standing at the head of Hungerfords branch, patented 11 Jan 1742.: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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