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

Benjamin Sprigg

Male Bef 1780 - Aft 1813  (> 35 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Sprigg 
    Born Bef 1780  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1813  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027841  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father John Clarke Sprigg,   b. Abt 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Brookes,   b. 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1780  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Folio 135 JOHN CLARK SPRIGG PG 10/25/1780 03/24/1781
      "being very sick and weak of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Benjamin Sprigg --son
      -to have all of testator's lands whereon testator now lives cont. 339 acres being part of 2 tracts of land which testator purchased from Thomas Magruder and to possess at the age of 18 reserving to widow one third part thereof
      -to have the rest and residue of the estate after deducting widow's thirds
      2. Mary (Sprigg ?) --sister
      Amey (Sprigg ?) --sister
      Elizabeth (Sprigg ?) --sister
      -should testator's son die w/out issue and before the age of 18, then to have testator's land after widow's decease
      -each to have 1 cow and calf, 1 ewe and lamb
      3. Elizabeth Sprigg --wife
      -to have her third of the estate both real and personal for her natural life
      -named executrix of the will
      Witnesses: Charles Burgess, John M. Burgess, Mordecai Burgess, William Moodie
      Then came: John M. Burgess, Mordecai Burgess, and William Moodie
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 22 WILLIAM SPRIGG BOWIE 08/18/1809 11/09/1809
      in the fifty ninth year of my live and -- much afflicted with the gout
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Elizabeth Bowie --wife
      -to have Negroes "Daniel— Nell" and "Rachell" for her natural life and at the death of testator's widow to be liberated
      -to have the personal estate of whatever kind for her natural life
      2. Eula Maria (?) Sprigg--the 3rd daughter of Benjamin Sprigg
      -to have small Negro boy "Oscar" Negro girl "Maria"--twin brother and sister and to have them when she arrives at the age of 16 or day of marriage
      3. Benjamin Sprigg
      -joint executor of the will as he is the most capable to guard the property given his child and also his 'mother' Elizabeth Bowie as executrix of the will and instructed that as the testator has no land he wishes his body to be buried in the nearest church yard without pomp or parade saying a prayer over the testator's grave as the testator does not hold with the preaching of sermons." -Negro girl "Pate' or "Martha" daughter of servant 'Nell" to be sold to some humane master for the payment of testator's debts which amount to the sum of $150.00
      Witnesses: John Bowie
      Thomas Brooke
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Then came: John Bowie
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber TT; 1813-1817; Keddie; folio 62

      MARY BURGESS "being sick and weak in body ..." 01/03/1813; 12/08/1813

      Bequeaths to:
      1. Benjamin Spriggs --son-in-law
      -to have a mourning ring at the cost of$5.00
      2. Mary Sprigg --granddaughter
      Eliza Burgess Sprigg --granddaughter
      Julia Maria Sprigg --granddaughter
      -to have $30.00 to be laid out in plate as they may choose in case
      they may live until they are 16 but should any ofthem die before coming
      of age 16, then that share to be divided among the survivors and if they
      all die before coming of age 16, then to return to the testatrix's personal estate
      3. Richard Burgess --son
      -to have the residue of the testatrix's estate
      -named executor of the will
      Witnesses: James A. Magruder
      John M. Hepburn
      Then came: John Hepburne
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand

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