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

Horatio Dr. Belt

Male Abt 1746 - Aft 1787  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Horatio Dr. Belt 
    Born Abt 1746  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1787  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I053630  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Tobias Belt,   b. 20 Aug 1720, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Gordon,   b. 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1795, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Jun 1752  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Dulany,   b. 1 Jul 1764, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1831, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1783  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hanson Belt,   b. 17 Nov 1787, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1860, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F27446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1
      1790-1796;
      Folio 373 MARY BELT 09/25/1795 12/18/1795
      "at present very infirm in Body . ."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Levin Belt --son
      -to have Negro boy "Jem"
      -to have 6 silver tea spoons
      2. Elizabeth M. Gill --daughter
      -to have Negro woman "Nell for the term of 6 years
      -to have 100 pounds out of the profits of the plantation
      3. Rachel (Belt ?) ódaughter
      -w have Negro woman "Nell" after the term of 6 years
      -w have the whole of testatrix's dwelling plantation being part of a tract of land called "Chelsea"
      -to have all of Testatrix's plantation implements and such part of the crop growing as may not yet be applied to discharge debts, to have all of testatrix's plate excepting the Iegacy and household arid kitchen furniture
      -to have Negro 'Sophia" with her children I Negro girl -Lett and to have Negro woman "Esther"
      4. Dryden Tyler --daughter
      -to have Negro "Jenny':
      5. Polly Addison --granddaughter (daughter of Lucy Addison)
      -to have Negro Loriana" and that "Loriana" be allowed to attend to testatrix's daughter Lucy until Lucy consents to relinquishing her services to her daughter
      6. Lloyd Belt --son
      -Rachel to pay him the sum of 100 pounds out of the profits from the plantation
      7, Horatio Belt -son
      -named residuary legatee and also to have all debts due and owing to testatrix
      8. John Gill --son-in-law
      -named executor of the will along wi testatrix's son Levin and are instructed to sell Negro man "Toby" and as much of the livestock and growing crop as necessary to discharge debts
      Witnesses: Aquilla Galloway
      Edward Pierce
      Beall Marsh
      Then came: Baltimore County: Edward Peerce and Aquilla Galloway
      Note; the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
      Note: 01/01/1796 came Levin Belt who renounced his right to act as executor of the will
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      GORDON, GEORGE, Prince George's Co. 10 May, 1764; 25 Sep, 1766
      Wife: Christian.
      Children: Mary Belt, wife of Capt. Tobias Belt, and John Gordon, now in the East Indian Service.
      Cousins: George and Cuthbert Gordon, in Leeth.
      Bro : Thomas Gordon of Todderlester on Strath Haven,Bromshire, North Brittain.
      Grandchildren: George Forbes Hamilton, Charles Evans Hamilton; Horatio, Joshua, Lucy and Dryden Belt; Hannah West.
      My wife's dau. Hannah West, now wife of Stephen West.
      My wife's niece Elizabeth Simpson, now living near the city of Edinborough, in the neighborhood of Briston Hall.
      Exs: Wife Christian, and friends Chas. Graham and Jno. McPherson.
      Wit: Robert Darnall, Henry Bradford, John Rider Nevel (?). (Nevett)
      34. 313
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 374. Oct 25, 1779 from Doctor Horatio Belt of Prince George's County, to Robert Peter of M, for 2000 £, lot #66 in George Town, M, bounded by the west side of Fishing Lane, lot #52. Signed - Horatio Belt. Wit - Will Deakins Jr*, Richard Thompson*. Recorded Nov 4, 1779.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 460. Jan 12, 1780 from Doctor Horatio Belt of Prince George's County, to Leonard Marbury Deakins of M, 8000 lbs of merchantable crop tobacco in casks at Bladensburgh Warehouse, lot #46 in George Town, bounded by the south side of Falls Street, lot #48, lot #47, containing about 1 acre. Signed - Horatio Belt. Wit - Will Deakins r, Richard Thompson*. Recorded Mar 15, 1780.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 45. At the request of Horatio Belt the following Release was recorded June 30, 1780
      We hereby release to Horatio Belt all our rights which we have to Negroes Minto and Lucy, late the property of Charles Evans Hamilton, deceased and do discharge him the said Horatio Belt administrator of the said Hamilton from all claims. In witness our hands and seals this June 1, 1780, Tobias Belt, Mary Belt in the presence of James Mullikin, Samuel Fisher and acknowledged before James Mullikin

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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 115, Mortgage, recorded at the request of William Baker, Aug 28, 1787 from Thomas Hanson of CC, to William Baker of Alexandria, Physician, William Bayley of George Town, and Anthony Addison of Prince George's County. Whereas the afd William Baker, William Bayly, and Anthony Addison stand bound for the sd Hanson in a large debt of tobacco as securities to John Sutton of Alexandria, and whereas sd William Baker only stands bound for the sd Hanson as security in a debt of money to Robert Dick of Bladensburgh to Sarah Williams of Philadelphia and to Ebsworth Bayne near Broad Cr, each in separate bonds, to a considerable amount, and further, for the payment of 5 shillings specie to sd Hanson in hand paid by ad Baker, Bayly, & Addison, sd Thomas Hanson to secure and save harmless the sd Baker, Bayley, and Addison against the sd John Sutton's debt, and to secure and save harmless the sd Baker from the other debts afd, has sold to the afd Baker, Addison, and Bayly, all that tract of land in CC called Aquinsick and Laurel Branch, containing 680 acres, and also 4 other tracts of land in Washington County, viz, Horse Lick, Dogwood Plains, Walnut Level, and Locust Thicket, containing in the whole, about 1200 acres. Also about 1600 acres of land in Baltimore County, bought of Horatio Belt by sd Hanson, and which he may be entitled to, either in law or equity. Also my Negroes, Judy, Lucy, Big Kate, Little Kate, Else, Big Ned, Little Ned, Tom, Bruce, House Tom, Billy, Jim, and all my right to the estate of the late Thomas Addison Esq decd, being my wife, Rebecca's, right of dower in the sd estate_ Also my book of accounts and balances and accounts due in the same as partner with my brother, Sam Hanson. Also my bond from Horatio Belt of Baltimore County, and also my bonds, due me from Leonard Marbury of Georgia, and all other debts that may appear to be due me. Also all my horses and stock, my plate and household furniture. If, however, sd Thomas Hanson pays the above debt to John Sutton, and the above debts to Robert Dick, Sarah Williams, and Ebsworth Bayne, and saves harmless and from all damage, the afd William Baker, William Bayly, and Anthony Addison, against all of the afd claimants in consequence of the sd Baker, Bayly, and Addison being security for the sd Hanson, then the above deed to be void. Signed - THanson. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Geo Lee*. Recorded Aug 29, 1787.

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