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

William Brashears

Male 1707 - 1781  (73 years)


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  • Name William Brashears 
    Born 15 Mar 1706/07  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1781  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044432  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Benjamin Brashears,   b. 11 Sep 1666, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Jones,   b. Abt 1668, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 1689  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Wallingford,   b. 24 Oct 1714, Queen Ann's Parish, Prince Georges county, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1734  Queen Ann's Parish, Prince Georges county, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F24521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Brasshear, Samuel., Prince George's County, 1st June, 1740; 27th Aug., 1740.
      To son Samuel, testator's interest, 150 A. "Orphan Gift coming from John Prather, son of Cathrine' son Basil, testators rights in 150 A. "Orphan Gift" and 50 A. "St. Andrews"' coming from Aran Prather and 300 A. tract in "Thorpland" with exception of bond of 3.00 A. testator gives Benjamin Wallingsford.
      Testator desires that son Basil make over one of these tracts to son Otho.
      to son Otho, 109 A, "'Hog's Harbor."
      to sons Samuel, John, Robert, William, Basil and Otho, exs, personal estate.
      to son Robert 50 A. "'Orphan Gift."
      Overseer cous. Benjamin Brasshear,
      Test: Morris Mills, Edward Holmes, Ralph Kearton, MCW 22.231.
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      Brasshear, Thomas, innholder, Queen Anne's Town, Prince George's County, 26th Nov., 1725; 24th Jan., 1726.
      To wife Anne, extx... dwelling plantation during life; at her decease, to bros. Benjamin and John and their hrs.; also personal estate during life; at her decease certain items to father Benjamin Brasshear and bros. John and William; sister Mary, Samuel and William, sons of Samuel Brasshear and sister Eleanor; certain items to be equally divided among rest of sisters and to bros. (unnamed) and children of Samuel Brasshear, Jr,
      to bro. Samuel and John, son of Samuel Brasshear, personalty.
      to rest of bros. and sisters (unnamed), residue of estate.
      Test: Anne Brasshear, David Hennis., Rupert Butler. 18, 450.
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      John Wallingsford 78.321 PG 18.4.0 Apr 20 1761 Jun 21 1762
      Appraisers: Joseph Draws, Abraham Jones.
      Creditors: Stephen West Thomas Hamilton.
      Next of kin: Joseph Wallingsford, William Brashears.
      Executor: James Wallingsford.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 108. Recorded abt. January 29, 1750/1; Memorandum that on the special petition of James Plummer prefrerred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in June in the 36th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietory Dominion ect., his said Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 9th day of July Anno Domine 1750. In these words following, Charles Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore Vizt; to Messrs John Lamar, Jr., Robert Pottenger, Richard Pile and Tobias Belt of PGCo gentleman, whereas James Plummer is seized of two parcels called "Tewksbury" and "Upper Guitton" [sic 'Upper Guitting"] and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Edward Sprigg gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tracts. Witness Edward Sprigg, Gent, June 28, 1750. Issued July 9, 1750, Joseph Sim, Clk
      February 22, 1750/1, William Brashears aged about 44 years and being sworn at a bounded white oad standing on the east side of Collington Branch did delare that Thomas Brashears about 30 years ago told him that the above mentioned tree was the corner tree of his land called "Upper Guillon" [sic 'Upper Guitting"] and the dividing tree between the said Thomas Brashears and Leonard Hollyday and further this deponent saith not. John Lamar, Jr., Robert Pottenger
      {mm note: Upper Guitting was patented by Thomas Holliday Jan 10, 1683 in Calvert County, Maryland Liber 22 f 21.}
      Pursuant to a commission .These are to give notice that we intend to meet at the said Plummers on Friday February 22nd next in order to proceed to the bounds of the said lands and to take depositions of all witnessessas shall be then and there offered to us. Given under our hands and seals this January 29, 17501. John Lamar, Jr., Robert Pottenger