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

John Brightwell

Male 1738 - Aft 1773  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name John Brightwell 
    Born Jan 1737/38  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Aug 1773  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027604  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Peter Brightwell,   b. 1688, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1747, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Anne MNU Brightwell,   b. Bef 1708,   d. Aft 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Gates,   b. Abt 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1772 and Aug 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Bef 1756  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F43255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1733-1739 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      Liber T, Page 438
      Recorded at request of John Brightwell, 2 Feb 1736:
      Bond; Peter Brightwell, planter, bound unto John Brightwell, planter, for 100; obligation regarding Poplar Hill adj. Brooke Court; 15 Jul 1736; /s/ Peter Brightwell (mark); wit. Jno. Lawson, Thos. Coleman, Jr.
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      1733-1739 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      Liber T, Page 703
      Recorded at request of John Brightwell, 27 Mar 1739:
      27 Mar 1739; Indenture between James Wattson, planter, and John Brightwell, planter; for 25; part of tract called Poplar Hills, now called Cole Brooke, bounded by Brooke Court; containing 102 acres; /s/ James Wattson (mark); wit. Joseph Wilson, John Adams; ack. James Wattson and Elizabeth his wife
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      1746-1749 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      Page 611. Feb 11, 1748/49 from James Watson of PG, planter, to John Brightwell of PG, son and heir at law of Peter Brightwell, late of PG, planter, deed, Whereas the afd James Watson, by his deed dated Mar 21, 1739, sold to the afd Peter Brightwell, part of a tract of land formerly called Poplar Hills but now called Cole Brooke, situated in PC, containing about 120 acres, but whereas it appears that some of the courses in the afd deed, intended to circumscribe the afd 120 acres of land, are false and erroneous and not according to the intent and meaning of the sd parties. this deed therefore further witnesses that the sd James Watson, for 25 E sterling, grants to sd Peter Brightwell, the 120 acres of land, beginning at the end of the 1st line of a parcel of land sold to James Nailor out of the afd land.
      Signed - James II his mark) Watson. Wit - James Russell*, FS Waring'. This deed was ack, by sd James Watson to John Brightwell (agreeable to the will of his father). At the same time came Elizabeth Watson, wife to the sd James Watson, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Mar 6, 1748/49.
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      Page 5. At the request of Theodore Venable the following Bill of Sale was recorded June 8, 1757
      I John Brightwell in consideration of 800 pounds crop tobacco paid before December 25th next do
      sell unto Theodore Venable, planter, 2 heifers, 2 sows and pigs. In witness whereof I have set my
      hand and seal this May 30, 1757 John Brightwell in the presence of Thomas Brightwell, John
      Brightwell and acknowledged before George Gantt
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 206. At the request of John Brightwell s/o Peter the following Oath was recorded December 30, 1770
      PGCo, March 17, 1768; then came John Brightwell and Ann Brightwell before me and made oath that John Brightwell, Jr. s/o Peter was born January 1738 and that he was a minor when he bargained sold and conveyed to Mr. Hancock Lee a parcel of land part of a tract called Poplar Hill. Thomas Truman
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 273. At the request of Judson Coolidge the following Deed was recorded August 25, 1773
      Indenture made August 25, 1773; John Brightwell s/o Peter Brightwell, planter in consideration of 50 pounds current money of Maryland paid by Judson Coolidge, merchant has sold all that tract called "Cole Brooke" containing 71 acres. Signed John Brightwell in the presence of John Hepburn, James Skinner and acknowledged before John Hepburn {no wife released dower}

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