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

John Biggs

Male 1687 - 1761  (73 years)


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  • Name John Biggs 
    Born 23 Jul 1687  Marbletown, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1761  Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I055204  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father John Biggs,   b. 25 Mar 1659, Broomsgrove, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Mary Hall,   b. 1665, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1686  Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Lambertse Brink,   b. 25 May 1690, Hurley, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Rariton, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1707  Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Biggs,   b. 10 Nov 1710, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hunterdon County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hendrickjen Biggs,   b. 7 Dec 1712, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1718, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 5 years)
     3. Elizabeth Biggs,   b. 6 Dec 1713, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Detour, Carroll County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Hendrickjen Biggs,   b. 19 Feb 1715/16, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)
     5. Benjamin Biggs,   b. 5 Oct 1718, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1721, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 2 years)
     6. Mary Biggs,   b. 5 Feb 1720/21, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Biggs,   b. 26 Apr 1723, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1782, West Liberty, Berkeley County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. William Biggs,   b. 6 May 1725, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     9. Catherine Biggs,   b. 18 May 1727, Kingston, Ulster County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F27802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fwm&id=I1596
      === Research notes from Mary Morris
      The will you show for John Biggs III is his father's will in WB A-1, P152. Dated 21 Feb 1761, probated 10 Mar 1761. Since the will does not mention this John, it is speculated he died young or stayed in Hunterdon Co., NJ.
      ===
      BIGGS, JOHN, Frederick Co. 24 Feb, 1760; 10 Mar, 1761
      To sons Benj. and Wm, Biggs, and daus. Elizabeth Pillinger, Hendricka Barton, Mary Doderidge and Catharine Julien plantation whereon I now live, being pt. of Monocosy Mannor.
      To sons Benj. and Wm. Biggs, clothing.
      To wife Mary Biggs, 2 lots in Frederick Town; tract called Good Luck, until dau. Sarah Biggs, arrives at age 16.
      To dau. Sarah and hrs., at age 16, 2 lots in Frederick Town.
      Children: Benj. and Wm. Biggs, Elizabeth Pitinger, Hendricka. Barton, Mary Dodderidge and Catharine Julien. Wife Mary.
      To James Stell (or Hill or Hall), my wife's son before I married her, one horse.
      Exs: Wife Mary,and friend Stephen Ramsburg.
      Wit: Jos. Wood, Stephen Julien, Robt. Whitnal. 31.183
      ===
      Frederick County, Maryland, Wills - Donna Valley Russell
      JOHN BIGGS of Frederick Co., sick and weak. Will dtd. 24 Feb. 1760.
      To sons Benjamin and William and daus. Elizabeth Petinger, Hendericka Barton, Mary Dodderidge, and Catherine Julien: the land where I live, Monocacy Manor, allowing my wife's use for one year a f t e r my death.
      Also to Benjamin and William: clothes, guns, and swords.
      To my wife Mary: 2 lots in Frederick Co. and one tract called Good Luck until my dau. Sarah Biggs is 16, and then only one-half of the t r a c t for life. If Sarah dies before age 16, or has lawful issue, then the lots and tract to be sold a f t e r my wife's death and the money equally divided among my children named above.
      To wife Mary: various items of pewter, livestock, grain, farm implements, and one cider mill, she to pay my debts contracted over t h e l a s t 9 years; also paying my dau. a t age 16 20.
      To James Stell(?), my wife's son before I married her: mare, Rest equally among my children: Benjamin, William, Elizabeth Pelniger, Hendericka Barton, Mary Dodderidge, and Catherine Julien. Stephen Ramsburgh exec. /x/
      Wit: Jos. Wood, Stephen Julien, Robert Whittnall.
      The above probate taken in the presence of the heirs-at-law who made
      no objection. Proved 10 March 1761 by Julien and Whitnall, and they
      saw Joseph Hood (sic) sign. Mr. Joseph Wood s t a t e d t h a t on 21 Feb.
      1761, a messenger summoned him to John Biggs house, where he wrote
      out the will and read i t back to Biggs and he was helped to sign, and
      heard him declare the will to be his l a s t , but does not apprehend the
      deceased to be in his perfect senses a t the time, and the reason for
      this belief is t h a t t h e testator made a will just before the making of
      this will, which was quite different. /s/ Jos. Wood. 11 March 1761 in
      the presence of the heirs-at-law who made no objection. (pp 152-4)
      ===
      John Biggs 74.133 FR 67.6.5 Mar 30 1761 Jun 27 1761
      Appraisers: Stephen Julien, Disbert Crom.
      Creditors: Christopher Edelen for Christopher Lowndes, C. Beaty for Thomas Beaty & Co.
      Next of kin: Rene Julien, Benjamin Biggs.
      Executor: Stephen Ransberg
      ===
      John Biggs 3.150 D FR 67.6.5 Sep 18 1762
      Sureties: Charles Hedge, Casper Divel.
      Legatees: widow (unnamed), Sarah Biggs.
      Executor: Stephen Ransberg.
      ===
      Peregrine Frisby 36.251 A BA 566.8.0 918.9.0 May 27 1754
      Also Peregrine Frisbie. Mentions Mary Frisby (also Mary Frisbie, widow) her inventory
      at 584.12.9 and a second inventory at 86.12.7).
      Received from: Rachel Paca, Mrs. Mary Henderson for several persons (unnamed).
      Payments to: John Brice, Esq. per Mrs. Mary Henderson on bond to Loan Office,
      Col. Thomas White paid to Mary Henderson (administratrix de bonis non), David
      McCullock, William Dallam paid to Mary Henderson (administratrix de bonis
      non), Stephen Onion, John Morris paid by Mrs. Henderson, James Taylor paid by
      Mrs. Henderson, James Richard paid to Mr. Robert Allen, Jacob Giles, James
      Garretson paid by Mrs. Henderson, Dr. Wakeman paid by Mrs. Henderson, Thomas
      Spencer, Col. John Hall paid by Mrs. Henderson, John Henry, John Loney,
      Samuel Howell for action against John Loney, estate of Aquilla Paca paid to
      Mr. Robert Adair, estate of Rachel Paca paid to Mr. Robert Adair, D. Dulany,
      Esq., W. Young.
      Payments to (due from Mary Frisby/Frisbye): Capt. James Phillips (administrator
      of John Kemp), David McCullock, John Rogers, William Daugherty paid by Mary
      Henderson, Dr. Middlemore, Roger Boyce, Mrs. Henderson.
      Payments to (due from Mary Frisby, paid by Mrs. Henderson): Amos Garrett, Talbot
      Ristean, Whetcomb, Abraham Taylor, Sarah Cook, William Cook, Thomas Clayton,
      Peter Whitare, John Loney, Capt. John Biggs, John Yoakly, Col. John Hall.
      Mentions: Negro Hannah.
      Administrator (de bonis non): Mr. John Hall (of Swan Town).
      ==
      Frederick County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats
      Biggs, John; 1758; Good Luck; 100 ac; BC&GS#2 139.
      Good Luck, 100 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Biggs, John 1758 Patent Record BC and GS 9, p. 453 0 0 MSA S 1590-2679
      Good Luck, 100 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Biggs, John 1758 Patent Record BC and GS 8, p. 139 0 0 MSA S 1590-2680
      Good Luck, John Biggs, 100 Acres 1758/09/29 Patented Certificate 1631 3 0 MSA S 1197-1696
      ===
      1750-1790 Inhabitants of Frederick Co MD Vol 1-Shaffer
      John Biggs, planter of Frederick Co. to appear in March Court 1750 to answer to the complaint of Gamaliel Butler
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      1749-1840 Inhabitants of Frederick Co MD Vol 2-Shaffer
      March 22, 1783 Andrew Adam occupied a tenement of "the Manor lately called
      Lord Baltimore's", which was part of the south boundary of the said tract.
      Adam's tenement was intersected, to his detriment, by the road from Bigg's
      Ford on Monocasy toward York Town, PA. Adam petitioned that the road
      be turned to the line which divided the tract he occupied, and the one
      formerly owned by D. Dulany. On December 5, 1783, Wm. Beatty and
      Joseph Wood reported that the petitioner's proposal would not cause
      inconvenience to the public and would be very advantageous to Adam. The
      court ordered that the road be turned according to the petition of Adam.

      1784 [No signatures attached.] The petition stated that the signers were
      residents of Frederick Co. and that-they were responsible to "amend and
      repair" certain roads. One road was from Town to Adam's Ferry on
      Monocasy; another was from Town to Bigg's Ford on Monocasy; another
      was from Town to Stoner's Mill; another from Town to Saml. Flemming's.
      Sixteen persons were responsible for the upkeep of these roads. Eighteen
      persons were responsible for the upkeep of the road from Town to Peter
      Shaffer's Oil Mill. The petitioners asked for "relief' from their situation.
      No mention as to the resolution.

      June 23, 1787 Report of John Devilbiss and Peter Barrick concerning the
      petition of Alexander Ogle from May 1, 1787. Ogle had petitioned the
      court to turn a road which led from his mill to Baltimore; the road was to be
      changed to run along the property lines of Ogle, William Crum and John
      Crum. Devilbiss and Barrick reported that the proposal made by Ogle
      would be advantageous to travellers, and that it would not affect any
      additional property. A note on August 4, 1787 stated that the alteration to
      the road was to begin near the ferry house below Ogle's Ford, continue
      along the property line of Ogle and the Crums, then intersect the mouth of
      the lane from Bigg's Ford to Sexton's Run.

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