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

James Alexander Magruder

Male Abt 1770 - Aft 1829  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name James Alexander Magruder 
    Born Abt 1770  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1829  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034700  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 Millicent Beanes,   b. Bef 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1829, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1794  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Anne Bradley Magruder,   b. Abt 1795, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eleanor Magruder,   b. Abt 1797, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eleanor Magruder,   b. Abt 1799, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Millicent Magruder,   b. Abt 1803, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Magruder,   b. Abt 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Beanes Magruder,   b. Abt 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1869, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     7. Sarah Hanson Beanes Magruder,   b. Aft 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F20487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CHANCERY COURT
      1801.
      3788: Edward Nicholls vs. William Bradley Beanes, James A. Mugruder, Richard Marshall, and John Hodges of Thomas. PG. Petition to reevaluate an arbitration award.
      Accession No.: 17,898-3788 MSA S512-4- 3910 Location: 1/36/3/
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1
      1790-1796; Folio 372 SARAH BERRY 01/02/1796 01/05/1796
      "being weak of Body. ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Margaret Marlowe --niece
      -to have Negro man -Moses"
      2. Walter Brookes --friend of Montgomery County
      -lo have Negro man 'Will" provided he will give executor a full discharged from claim he might have against estate 3, "Peg" --Negro woman
      -her and her children "Davy" "Charles" and "Sall" to be free at testatrix's decease
      4. Eldest daughter of. Dr. Richard Burgess., deceased
      -any money from sale of estate after debts are paid to be hers provided Burgess lett no claim against testatrix
      5. Richard Wells Brashears --friend
      -named executor of the will
      Witnesses: James A. Magruder
      Elizabeth Gun (mark)
      Then came: James A. Magruder
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 471 WILLIAM BEANES 07/28/1801 10/10/1801
      "being of sound and disposing mind and Memory
      Bequeaths to:
      I. William Beanes --son
      -to have in addition what has already been given to him Negroes "lsy" Negro girl "Kate' and their increase, Mulatto man "Will" --a shoemaker, Negro boys "Belfast" and " font" son of "Nat"
      -to have a china bowl
      2. John Hancock Beanes --son
      -to have in addition to what has already been given to him Negroes: "Basil" Negro woman "Flora" and mulatto boy "Nat" son of-Flora"-now in his possession, Negro woman "Leah" and her daughter "Sir
      -to have testator's watch and china bowl
      3, Eleanor Mullikin --daughter
      -to have in addition to what has been given to her, Negro man "Sampson, Negro woman "Ally" Negro girl "Reline" Negro boy -Charles" and "Isy" daughter of "Ally"
      4. Colmore Beanes --son
      -to have in addition to what has been given him already Negro woman "Abigail" Negro woman 'Cassandra' Negro boy "Leander" Negro girl "Grace" and also "Ben" "James" "Rachel- and "Henrietta- children of "Nat" and "Rachel" and Negro man "Jacob''-- a carpenter
      -to have 1/2 of the money in testator's possession and a sorrel colt and 1/2 of the debts due to testator at the time of decease after the payment of debts.
      -to have I/2 of the tobacco in the house
      -remainder of testator's estate not already given to be divided between him, John Hancock Beatles and William Bradley Beanes
      5, Bradley Beanes --son
      -to have Mulatto man "Sandy- and Negro man "Dick, Jr. " Negro man "Will"
      Negro man "Peter" --a blacksmith, old Negro man "Tom" Negro boy "James Allimore" Negro boy "Elix" Negro woman "Jenny" Negro girl "Abigail" Negro girl "Lucy'
      -to have all of the following tracts of ]and: part of "Brookeridge" --except for 1 acre at the family burial place, part of "Hales Rest" part of "Bristol" part of "Mount Calvert" part of "Craycroft's Right" part of "Beanes Landing" and part of "Addition to Beanes Landing" all of testator 's right . title, claim and interest in a lot of ground formerly in the town of Carrolsburgh and numbered on the plat as #261 and now part of the city of Washington.
      -to have testator's large family Bible, 3 of best feather beds and furn.., 1 pair of hand mill stones, 1 pint silver can, 1/2 of the money in testator's possession at his death and of the debts due testator after debts are paid
      -to have 1 dozen leather chairs, 2 arm chairs. 1 large look* glass. the mahogany desk that stands in the hall, 1 book case, tables, trunks. table linen, napkins, pewter, glass, china -except for that givenó all kitchen furniture, 1 yoke of oxen, I 2 head of cattle, small white horse. bay mare named "Farmer"1 bay mare named "Doe" I horse "Chick" a saw, 20 head of sheep, all stock of hogs, leather, iron and blacksmith's tools. crop of corn, wheat, rye, hay and fodder and the growing crop of tobacco and grain
      -William, John Hancock, and William Bradley named executors of the will
      6. Millicent Magruder --daughter
      -she and testator's son William Bradley Beanes to have 6 silver table spoons. 10 silver tea spoons a pair of silver tea tongs marked MB
      7, Dr. William Beanes --son
      -he and testator's son William Bradley Beanes to have Negro man "Tom" --cook, Negro girls "Anna" and "Monica" 2 cows and calves, 1 feather bed, riding horse, and all of testator's interest in the property mortgaged to testator by James Alexander Magruder--and that they keep it in trust for testator's daughter Millicent during her natural life and after her decease to her daughters
      8. Mary Ann Bradley Magruder --granddaughter
      Eleanor Magruderr --granddaughter {daughters of Millicent
      -to have the property left in trust to their mother after her decease.
      9. Ann Fendall Beall
      -to have I feather bed and furn., 1 mourning ring valued at 2 guineas
      10. Caroline Marbury --granddaughter
      -to have 2 cows and calves
      11. Kitty Duckett --granddaughter
      -to have the mourning ring ``-which I had for her grand mother Mary Beanies
      -12. "Nat" and "Rachel" his wife
      -to be free after testator's decease
      'Witnesses: Alexander C. Magruder
      Robert Baden
      John H. Brown
      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 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 Marbury'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
      === witness
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1789-1790; Liber II {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 595. At the request of Thomas Johnson the following Bill of Sale was recorded April 7, 1790
      I Rinaldo Johnson in consideration of 600 pounds current money to be paid to the State of Maryland as security for Thomas Williams, deceased, late collector of the taxes by Thomas Johnson of Baltimore County, Maryland has sold Negroes, Charles (60 years), James (57 years), Robert (52 years) Natt (36 years), Anthony (34 years), Nace (30 years), Jack (22 years), Prince (22 years), Davy (13 years), Abraham (10 years), Tom (4 years), Jenny (87 years), Cate (52 years), Fan (49 years), Bess (40 years), Amelia (35 years), Annasky (27 years), Sarah (20 years), (Hester 18 years), Luce (14 years), Nan (12 years), Hanna (9 years), Cate (8 years), Patt (8 years), Charity (6 years), Grace (4 years), Beck (3 years) and Darcus (3 years); also 6 feather beds with bolsters and pillows, sheets, blankets, counterpins and pillow cases, 4 beadsteads with sacking bottoms, 2 sets of calico curtains, 1 pair of window curtains, 4 pair mattresses, 2 flock mattresses, 5 mersailes quilted coverlids, 3 old beds with ozenbrig ticks, pillows and bolsters, 1 mahogany dining table, 6 mahogany chairs, 2 mahogany arm chairs with leather bottoms, 1 mahogany arm chair with a moreen? bottom and back, 2 small wild cherry tree tables, 1 small black walnut round table, 1 side board with draws and 2 cases of knives and forks, 1 case containing a close stool pan, 1 black walnut desk, 1 black walnut dressing table with doors, 6 black walnut chairs without covers, 1 old mahogany chest of drawers, 1 large looking glass with gilt frame (very old), 1 small looking glass with mahogany frame, 1 dressing glass and stand, 120 ounces of plate, a dining and breakfast set of Sheffield plated silverware with 3 pair of plated candlesticks and snuffers=tray, 1 dozen Queens ware dishes and plates with green edges, 1 dozen Queens ware dishes and plates (white), 2 dozen china cups and saucers, 1 dozen china plates, 2 china teapots, 6 china bowls (cracked), 1 china pint mug, 1 dozen tumblers, 2 quart glass decanters, 1 dozen wine glasses, 6 iron pots of various sizes, 1 fish kettle, 2 iron ladles, 1 skimmer, 1 iron tea kettle, 2 brass preserving kettles, 2 pair brass candlesticks, 2 copper coffee pots, 2 frying pans, 4 pair of irons, 3 pair of tongs and shovels, 1 brass fender, 1 Japan teaboard, 3 Japan salvers, 1 case containing 15-2 gallon bottles, 1 set of blacksmith tools including bellows, 1 wagon and harness, 1 four wheel timber carriage, 1 cart and harness, 4 ploughs, 4 harrows, 6 axes, 2 weeding and hilling hoes, 4 sets of wedges, 4 waggon horses, 1 phaton (old) and harness, 2 carriage horses, 1 sorrell riding horse, 2 bay riding horses, 1 brood mare, 1 sorrell brood mare, 8 small plough horses, 6 work oxen, 4 steers, 20 cows, 10 two year old heifers, 7 two year old steers, 1 two year old bull, 5 calves, 45 sheep, 20 young hogs, 60 shoats, 10 breeding sows and 2 venetian colts. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this March 20, 1790, Rinaldo Johnson in the presence of Richard W. Brashears, James A. Magruder and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes

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