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

Henry Gardiner

Male 1747 - 1803  (56 years)


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  • Name Henry Gardiner  [1
    Born 1747  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1803  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034904  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Richard Gardiner,   b. 1712, Warburton Manor, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1782, Tudor Hall, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Neale,   b. 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1749 and 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 1746  Wollaston Manor, Cobb Neck, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Boarman,   b. Bef 1761, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years) 
    Married Bef 1777  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Benedict Gardiner,   b. 1777, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Bryantown District #4, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     2. Elizabeth Gardiner,   b. Abt 1778, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. James Gardiner,   b. May 1779, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Bryantown District #4, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Leonard Benedict Gardiner,   b. 1780, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     5. Louisa M. Gardiner,   b. 1782, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Gardiner,   b. 1784, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Stanislaus Gardiner,   b. 1786, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 106.
      Henry Gardiner, Will, July 14, 1802; March 26, 1803
      I, Henry Gardiner of CC, being sick and weak of body but of perfect and disposing mind and memory;
      To four sons; Richard B. Gardiner, James Gardiner, Leonard Gardiner, and Stanislaus Gardiner, tract "Truman's Place" and tract I purchased of John F. Hardy, be equally divided when my youngest son Stanislaus arrives to 21yrs.
      My two daughters Luisea [sic] Gardiner and Sarah Gardiner to live with my sons during their single lives at my dwelling house.
      To daughter Luiasea [sic] Gardiner, negro Parmealy.
      To daughter Sarah Gardiner, negro Juliet.
      To daughter Elizabeth Hardy, 20 shillings.
      To the poor of this neighborhood, 5 pounds.
      Item: son James Gardiner should have full management of my whole real and personal estate until youngest son Stanislaus arrives to 21yrs. Sons Richard B. Gardiner and Stanislaus should live at my dwelling house as usual until youngest son arrives to 21yrs.
      Executor: sons Richard B. Gardiner and James Gardiner
      Signed: July 14, 1802 Henry Gardiner
      Wit: Jesse Jameson, Melcum Demar, John Francis Gardiner
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 222.
      Elizabeth Boarman, June 20, 1794; October 10, 1794
      I, Elizabeth Boarman of CC being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory and disposing judgment
      To son Sylvester Baker Boarman, five pounds current money
      To son Joseph Boarman, one negro Cate, one queens china tea pot, cream pot, sugar dish, two gilted china plates, one iron pot rack and one oxen churn.
      To granddaughter Hester Edelin, my mare and riding saddle, my best red cloak and my silk cloak
      To son Charles Boarman, twenty shillings current money
      To daughter Catharine Gardiner, one bed and furniture.
      To daughter Ann Gardiner one negro Frank.
      To my two daughters Catherine Gardiner and Monekey Edelin, negro Chrisley; also twelve pounds current money to each paid by my daughter Ann Gardiner out of her legacy of a negro man called Frank
      To my daughter Monakey Edelin, one iron pott rack
      To the poor of the congregation of Newport Chapple, five pounds current money and to the Roman Catholick Church, five pounds current money to be paid by my son Joseph Boarman out of his part of my estate that I have left him.
      To daughter Catherine Gardiner, Monakey {Monica} Edelinand Anne Gardiner all the residue of my estate.
      Executor: son-in-law Henry Gardiner
      Signed: June 20, 1794 Elizabeth Boarman
      Wit - Alexander McPherson, Eleanor Newbury (Newberry)
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County Land Records IB 5.176-178
      Transcribed exactly as spelled.

      At the request of John F Gardiner the following Deed was recorded this 15th day of June Anno Domini 1802
      This Indenture made this sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two between William Wilkinson and Henry Gardiner of Charles County of the one part and John Francis Gardiner of the said County in the state of Maryland planter of the other part Witnesseth that the sd William Wilkinson and Henry Gardiner as well for and in consideration of the sum of eliven pounds five shillings Currency in hand by the sd John Francis Gardiner; all that part of a tract of land called Inclosure which intersects with a line of a tract of land called the Three brothers;containing three acres and thirty perches. /s/ William Wilkinson, Henry Gardiner; Wit: Alexr McPherson, Ig Middleton
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County Land Records IB 5. 123

      At the request of Richard Edelen & others Trustees of St Mary's Church the following Deed was recorded
      this 16 day of March Anno Domini 1802~

      Maryland Charles County Sct. This Indenture made this fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and one Between Joseph Hagan and Nicholas Miles of the County and State afsd of the one part and Richard Edelin John Francis Gardiner John Johnson Henry Gardiner and Marsham Bowling trustees of the Society of Roman Catholicks worshipping at the Church of St Mary in the vicinity of Bryan town Charles County elected and incorporated under the afsd title and title by and act of the assembly of Maryland passed in November session 1796 for the purpose mentioned in sd act of the same County and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Joseph Hagan and Nicholas Miles for and in Consideration of the sum of three hundred pounds Current money of Maryland to them in hand paid before the sealing and delivery thereof the receipt and payment of which the sd Joseph Hagan and Nicholas Miles doe hereby acknowledge and the sd Richard Edelen John Francis Gardiner John Johnson Henry Gardiner and Marsham Bowling trustees afsd of the Church of St Mary and their successors the trustees of the sd Church Annully elected agreeably to the afsd act of Assembly for the purpose contained in the sd act of Assembly forever by these presents do acquit and discharge therefrom Have given granted bargained sold aline and enfeoffed transferred confirmed and made over and by these presents do give grant bargain sell alien enfeoff transfer confirm and make overt unto the sd Richard Edelen John Francis Gardiner John Johnson Henry Gardiner and Marsham Bowling trustees afds and their successors the trustees of the Church of St Mary forever part of a tract of land called Boarmans Manor lying and being in Charles County and bounded as follows [land bounds not given here, see deed smoller]
      Signed Jos Hagan, Nicholas Miles; Wit: Wm H McPherson, Ig Middleton
      Catherine Hagan wife of the sd Joseph Hagan acknowledged the deed.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 34.
      Richard Gardiner's Will.
      May 5, 1782. I, Richard Gardiner of CC, am sick in body but of sound and perfect memory. Firstly, I want my just debts and funeral charges paid.
      To my son Henry - all that plantation which he now possesses, and after my death, the rest of my land lying on his side of the branch, being part of a tract of land called Trumans place. Also 30 specie, in order to assist him in the support of his dear children.
      To my son William - part of a tract of land called the Inclosure, being part of a tract of land I purchased of William Wilkinson.
      To my son William - 100 specie, in order to assist him in building a dwelling house. Also, he is to have my Negro carpenter, Moses, in the building of his house. I also give William 4 Negroes, namely James, Jacob, Simon, and Peter. Also 5000 lbs of crop tobacco.
      To my son John Francis - a tract of land called the denial, and a tract of land which is already laid off to him, being part of a tract of land called Allens Addition, and also part of a tract of land called Trumans place, adjoining to the above tract bequeathed to him, and also a small tract of land called the enclosure, and also 100 specie, in order to assist him in building necessary houses, and it is my will he should have Negro Moses to assist him in carrying on his buildings.
      To my son Joseph Benedict - part of a tract of land called Nuthels branches and part of a tract of land called Trumans place and part of another tract called Allens Grove and Allens Addition, and also another tract of land taken up by a manor warrant, called middle Ground, containing l9 acres, and also 155 specie, in order to make his lands equal in value to my other sons. Also 100 specie to carry on his buildings, and it is my will he should have Negro Moses to assist him in building necessary houses.
      To my son Charles - all my plantation on which my dwelling house stands, and part of a tract of land called Trumans Place and part of a tract of land called Allans Grove and Allens Addition. I desire that Susanah Philips live with Charles during his single life, and receive from him annually the wages she has been accustomed to receive from me.
      To any 3 single sons, John Francis, joseph Benedict, and Charles -- my whole personal estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my 5 sons.
      Signed - Rich" Gardiner, Wit - Joseph Mudd, Benjamin Wood, Stafford (x his mark) Taylor.
      It is my will that Susanah Phillips receive from my estate 5000 lbs crap tobacco next Oct 12 as the remainder of her wages due from me.
      Probated on Jul 13, 1782 by the oath of John Francis Gardiner, one of Lhe executors, and by the oaths of witnesses Joseph Mudd and Stafford Taylor.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 593. May 25, 1782 from Henry Gardiner of CC (son and heir of Richard Gardiner, late of CC, decd), to William Gardiner, John Francis Gardiner, Joseph Benedict Gardiner, and Charles Gardiner of CC (brothers of the sd Henry Gardiner). Whereas the afd Richard Gardiner (father of the sd parties) by his will dated May 5, 1782, bequeathed to his above named sons, several tracts of land in CC, without declaring whether he designed the devisees, longer, larger, , or other estate therein than for life, but sd Henry Gardiner, well satisfied that his sd father did intend such devises in fee simple, and that the omission of expressions necessary to that purpose proceeded only from the writer of the will, and his father's inattention, in his then very low and weak state, thinks it just (as far as in him lies) to confirm to his sd brothers and their heirs, to them severally devised as afd. This deed therefore witnesses that sd Henry Gardiner, for and in consideration of the brotherly love he has for his afd brothers, and for a dutiful respect for what he fully believes the intention of his decd father, he grants to his afd brothers, the several tracts of land, as severally to them devised in the will of their father atd. Signed - Henry Gardiner. Wit - Joshua Sanders, John Morton (CC JPs). A few hours after came Catharine, the wife of the sd Henry Gardiner, and relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jul 13, 1782.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 206. Jan 31, 1794 from Henry Gardiner and Catharine, his wife, John Edelin and Monica, his wife, and Ignatius Gardiner and Ann, his wife, all of CC, to Joseph Boarman of Leonard, of CC, for 82 10 shillings, three sixths undivided parts of all those lands that were heretofore conveyed by Leonard Boarman, father of the afd Catharine Gardiner, Monica Edelin, and Ann Gardiner, to his son, Leonard Boarman Jr, by CC deed dated May 13, 1785. Afd Leonard Boarman, father of the afd Catharine Gardiner, Monica Edelin, Ann Gardiner, and Joseph Boarman, by his will dated Oct 14, 1791, devised to sd Joseph Boarman, part of 3 tracts called Boarmans Rest, Colvert Hope, and Hardship. Doubts may arise respecting the validity of sd devise and the sd Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, and Ann Gardiner, want to prevent any dispute that might happen between them and sd Joseph Boarman respecting the same. Now this deed further witnesses that Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, and Ann Gardiner, for 30 have sold to Joseph Boarman, three sixths undivided parts of the afd part of 3 tracts. Signed - Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, Ann Gardiner. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Wm D. Briscoe*. Afd Ann, Catharine, Monica relinquished their right of dower. Recorded Feb 3, 1794
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 209. Jan 31, 1794 from Sylvester Baker Boarman of Harford County and Charles Boarman of CC, to Joseph Boarman of Leonard of CC. Leonard Boarman, late of CC, decd, father of the afd Sylvester Baker Boarman, Charles Boarman, and Joseph Boarman, by his will dated Oct 14, 1791, requested that all his children who had any right in the lands which sd Leonard had before given to his son, Leonard, should convey the same to the afd Joseph Boarman, or otherwise to have no benefit of sd Leonard Boarman's will. Sd Sylvester and Charles want to comply with the will. Now this deed witnesses that sd Sylvester and Charles, for 5 shillings, have sold to sd Joseph Boarman, two sixth undivided parts of all those parcels of land which were heretofore conveyed by the afd Leonard Boarman to his son, Leonard Boarman Jr, by CC. Sd Leonard Boarman, in his will, devised to sd Joseph Boarman, part of 3 tracts of land called Boarmans Rest, Colvert Hope, and Hardshrift. To avoid doubts about the afd devise, the following deed was written; sd Sylvester and Charles Boarman, for the further sum of 20 , hereby convey two sixth undivided parts of all those afd 3 parcels of land. Signed - Sylvester Baker Boarman, Chs Boarman. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Wm D. Briscoe*. Mary, the wife of the atd Charles Boarman, relinquished her right of dower. May 13, 1785. Recorded Feb 3, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 212. Jan 31, 1794 from Sylvester Baker Boarman of Harford County, Charles Boarman and Joseph Boarman of CC, to Henry Gardiner and Catharine, his wife, John Edelin and Monica, his wife, and Ignatius Gardiner and Ann, his wife, all of CC, during their lives, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, for 120 in severalty and not as joint tenants, the following lands: Westard Manner, Boarmans folly, and all that part of Boarmans Rest that adjoins the Holy Bush Branch, containing 23 acres, and a tract of land called Higdons Chance. Signed Sylvester Baker Boarman, Chs Boarman, Joseph Boarman of Leonard. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Wm D. Briscoe*. Mary, the wife of the afd Charles Boarman, and Sarah, wife of sd Joseph Boarman, relinquished their right of dower. Recorded Feb 3, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 213. Jan 31, 1794 from Chs Boarman & Mary, his wife, to Henry Gardiner & Catharine, his wife, Ignatius Gardiner and Ann, his wife, John Edelin and Monica, his wife, all of CC, for 300 during the life of sd Mary Boarman, part of Higdons Chance, lying on the right hand of the main Run leading from Aliens fresh to Bryan Town. Signed - Charles Boarman, Mary Boarman. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Wm D. Briscoe*. Recorded Feb 3, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 238. Jan 31, 1794 from Sylvester Baker Boarman of Harford County, Joseph Boarman, Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, and Ann Gardiner of CC, to Charles Boarman of CC, for 100 , a tract of land called Turners Addition, situated in CC., Signed - Sylvester Baker Boarman, Joseph Boarman of Led, Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, Ann Gardiner. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Wm P. Briscoe*. We examined, apart from their husbands, afd Catharine Gardiner, Monica Edelin, and Ann Gardiner, the wives of the afd Henry Gardiner, John Edelin, and Ignatius Gardiner, and they declared that they made their acknowledgements freely. Sarah Boarman, wife of sd Joseph Boarman, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Mar 19, 1794.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 338. Dec 21, 1794 from Henry Gardiner and Catharine, his wife, John Edelin and Monica, his wife, and Ignatius Gardiner and Ann, his wife, all of CC, to Gideon Dent of CC, for 350 a tract of land in CC commonly called Higdons Chance, bounded by where a boundary of Bowlings Plains formerly stood, the original beginning of Dogwood fortune, containing 280 acres. Signed - Henry Gardiner, Catharine Gardiner, John Edelin, Monica Edelin, Ignatius Gardiner, Ann An her mark) Gardiner. Wit - Alexr McPherson*, Walter Dyson*, Recorded Jan 28, 1795.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 524. Notice and Deposition.
      On Nov 24 ensuing, I shall take the deposition of Mr. Thomas Waters, respecting the legacy devised to me by Mrs. Ann Sanders. Signed Oct 30, 1795 - Dorothy Brooke. Messrs Jno Brooke & Wm Gardiner, Exrs of A. Sanders.
      CC, Oct 30, 1795. Then came John Bapt. Thompson before me, and made oath that the above is a true copy of the original information delivered to John Brooke & William Gardiner, Executors of Ann Sanders. Signed - Alexr McPherson*.
      CC. By an act of Assembly, passed in 1779, establishing a mode to perpetuate testimony that the deposition of any person in danger of death by sickness may be taken by any judge of the General Court, a Magistrate of the County where the evidence may reside, and the same read in evidence in any Court of law or equity, it appears to the complainant, Dorothy Brooke, legatee of Ann Sanders, that the testimony of Thomas Waters is materially necessary to support her claim under the will of sd Ann Sanders, It further appears to sd complainant that the life of ad Waters is imminently in danger from a long and lingering illness. On Nov 24, 1795, the deposition of Thomas Waters in the presence of John Brooke, one of the executors of Ann Sanders, was taken, and is as follows. Thomas Waters, aged 51 or 52, says that some time in the month of Aug, 1792, Mr. William Gardiner came to him, requesting that he would undertake the sale of a Negro woman he then had in his possession named Fanny, at the same time telling him, he (Gardiner) was then on his way to Mr. Sanders' to get consent for the sale, that his reason for selling the woman was an attempt to poison a Negro man of his family, that sd Waters saw Gardiner the next day in Port Tobacco and was by him told that Mrs. Sanders consented to the sale, that in consequence thereof, he went, upon the evening, and took the Negro in his possession, that he stayed that night at Mr. Gardiner's, who being from home, his wife undertook to desire he (Waters) would take with [him] for sale, the youngest child of sd Negro woman, assuring him it would be perfectly agreeable to Mr. Gardiner, that he did so, and at coming away, desired if Mr. Gardiner returned before 10 Clock, that he would ride down to his house, that Mr. Gardner came down and expressed himself contented with what his wife had done, and desired him to take the child along with the wench, who were both together with him. In a few days after selling them, he carried the money to Mr. Gardiner, who told him that Mrs. Sanders was very angry with him (Waters) and threatened suing him for selling the wench. He replied to Gardiner, you must stand all damages, which he consented to do, at the same time saying that Mrs. Sanders half the money, that afterwards she requested but 10 , which he refused to let her have, saying she was so much offended with him, it was all he ever expected to get from her. He paid Gardner 75 , on which he received a commission of 10%. About 2 months ago, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner came to this deponent's house, and acknowledged that the Negroes in dispute were the children in dispute of the woman he had sold, and at the same time, they said Mrs. Sanders gave the wench and children to them, that they could prove the gift by Henry Gardiner, his wife, & Caty Simpson. This deponent says that in the same year, after selling the Negroes, he saw Mrs. Sanders, who appeared to be extremely angry with him for selling them, and declared she had never given them to Mr. Gardiner, nor liberty to sell them, that he informed Mrs. Sanders that Gardiner told this deponent that he had her consent for selling the Negroes, which also she denied. Signed - Thos Waters. Wit - Alexr McPherson*. Recorded Feb 3, 1796.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-327: THREE BROTHERS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Stewart, Daniel; Lying between the lands of William Middleton, Robert Robinson & William Coombes, Surveyed 7 Oct 1734 for Daniel Stewart: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 420-304: ENCLOSURE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Swann, Thomas: Surveyed for 10 April 1727, for Thomas Swann: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 150 Acres - William Wilkinson from James Wilson & Sophia; 7 March 1739,50 Acres - John Urguhart from James Swann; 29 Aug 1750,

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    1. [S044841] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.

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