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

Walter Hanson Jenifer

Male 1751 - 1786  (35 years)


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  • Name Walter Hanson Jenifer 
    Born 1751 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1786  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056768  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father Daniel Jenifer,   b. 1727, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1795, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hanson,   b. 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1747  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Jenifer,   b. Bef 1759,   d. Aft 6 Oct 1810, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married Bef 1775  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jenifer,   b. Bef 1775, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1798, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F25644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 188. Doct Walter H. Jenifer's Will.
      I, Walter Hanson Jenifer of CC, am of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, and wanting to settle my worldly affairs, make this, my will. First l want my debts and funeral charges paid.
      To my wife Ann Jenifer - in fee simple, all that undivided moiety of 1000 acres of land lying in Fauquier County, Virginia, deeded by Daniel McCarty and Sinalse McCarty to Peter Waggoner and myself as tenants in common, as may more fully appear by to sd deed. I also give Ann, during her natural life, all that lot of ground lying in Port Tobacco, on which a small dwelling house and my stable now stand, I also give Ann the following Negroes: John and his wife Jonny and their 2 children, Tom and Sal, and a Negro called Spencer and a Negro called Hannah, and also Sam and Betty, children of Monaky, and a Negro man called Tom. I also give Ann my phaeton and my 3 bay horses, and also 1 moiety of my household and kitchen furniture, the plate excepted. also give Ann one moiety of all my debts due me after my debts and charges of administration are paid.
      To my brother Daniel Jenifer - my store house in Port Tobacco and now in the occupation of Nicholas and Valentine Peers, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also, lot #60 in Portobacco, and now in the occupation of Richard Butler. Also, all my lands to the Westward of Fort Cumberland, which I hold as tenant in common with John Swann, Merchant in Baltimore, and George Scott, merchant in Fredrick Town, provided the sd Daniel Jenifer pays the caution money now due on the sd lands and does not bring it as a charge against my estate. I also give Daniel the following Negroes: Phil otherwise called Ophillow, Manoky his wife, and their 3 children, Clarissa, John, and Phil, and a man called Phil whom I lately purchased of Mr, William Hanson. Also, I moiety of my household & kitchen furniture, and also the whole of my Shop and Library, and one moiety of the debts due me after my debts and charges of administration are paid, sd Daniel making the following deductions: the balances due me by Colo McCarty, Daniel McCarty, and Peter Waggoner, which sd balances I give to my wife Ann, over and above her moiety of the debts before bequeathed to her. I also give Daniel my shares in the Patowmack Company. Also my 2 breeding mares and their 2 colts.
      To my brother Warren Dent Jenifer - a pair of good young riding horses and 30 guineas, to be furnished him by my executors when he arrives to the age of 21 years,
      To my father Daniel Jenifer Sr - all my wearing apparel, all my stock of work horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep, excepting the hogs for the present year's killing.
      Also all my plantation utensils. I want my father always to act as a tender and kind parent to my wife Ann,
      To my good friend, Doctor James Craik Sr - all the debts remaining due me on the partnership books of Craik and Jenifer, and all the debts due to me from sd James Craik on any account, whether our partnership or private account.
      I want my private papers taken out of the hands of James Russell as soon as possible after my death, by my executors, and my accounts settled with him, making him reasonable allowance for his services.
      Executors: my father and my brother, Daniel Jenifer Jr,
      Signed Dec 10, 1785 - W.H. Jenifer. Wit - William Craik, Val. Peers, Nich5 Peers.
      Probated Feb 4, 1786 by Daniel Jenifer Doctr Daniel Jenifer, executors, and by the oaths of witnesses William Craik, Valentine Peers, and Nicholas Peers.
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      John Phillbert, Jr. 33.129 A CH 20.17.3 24.15.3 Sep 15 1752
      Sureties: George Waple, David Lawlan
      Received from: Joseph Hanson Harrison.
      Payments to: James Muncaster, Tabitha Hooe (in Virginia currency), Col. Richard Harrison, Hugh Perry, William Smith, Capt. Pettyireco, David Lawler, John Shepherd (in Virginia currency), Walter Hanson, Walter Jenifer.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 1 child: Mary Phillbert (aged 3).
      Administratrix: Mary Phillbert, now wife of John Carroll.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 304.
      Edward Davis' Will.
      Apr 13, 1781. I, Edward Davis of CC, am well in body and of perfect mind and memory.
      To my wife Judith - my dwelling plantations and slaves known
      by the names Sarah, Priscilla, Flosaet, Katharine, Robert, Michael, Charity, Sarah, Abraham, Samuel, Arron, Sabra, James, Birnerd, & Elizabeth. Also, all my moveable estate, whether of money, goods, clothes, household stuff. She is to have sd lands and moveables and their appurtenances during her lifetime, after all my debts are discharged, and then to be equally divided between my children, Hezekiah, Acquila, Melinda, Edward, Matthew, Thomas, Attaway, and John (blank] Chunn.
      Executors: my sons Hezekiah Davis and Acquila Davis.
      Signed - Edward Davis. Wit - Benjm Davis, Philip Davis, Benjamin Davis Jr.
      Probated on Apr 16, 1784 by the oath of Philip Davis, who said that he knows that Aquila Davis, one of the executors, is a resident of Virginia, and that sd Acquilla Davis renounced the acceptance thereof in his presence. Before W.H. Jenifer. Hezekiah Davis, acting executor, made oath on Apr 17, 1784 that the afd will is true and whole. Philip Davis & Benjamin Davis Jr, two of the witnesses, and made oath that they saw the testator declare the afd will to be his.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 20, Apr 5, 1783 from Clement Hollyday and Nathaniel Ramsey, Commissioners appointed to preserve confiscated British property, to Walter Hanson Jenifer of CC, Physician. Whereas the sd Commissioners were, by an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland, entitled, a Supplement to the Act entitled an Act to raise Recruits, authorized and directed to sell at auction, among other things, the lot and house in Port Tobacco, late the property of Cunningham and Company, and the sd Commissioners did, by virtue of the sd Act, sell the same on last Jul 27, at which sale sd Jenifer became the purchaser, being the highest bidder at 300 Now this deed witnesses that the Commissioners afd, for sd 300 , two thirds of which sd Jenifer has paid to the Honorable Major General Smallwood for the use of the State of Maryland, have granted to sd Jenifer, all the lot and improvements in Charles Town, otherwise called Port Tobacco, in CC, distinguished in the plat of sd Town as #59, which formerly belonged to Cunningham and Company afd, otherwise called Cunningham Findlay & Company, the sd lot adjoining the lot on which sd Jenifer now lives. Signed - Clement Hollyday, Nat. Ramsey. Wit - G. Duvall. Acknowledged before A.C. Hanson, a Judge of the General Court_ Recorded May 1, 1783,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 51. Bill of Sale_ I, William Summers, because I owe Walter Hanson Jenifer, Physician, for rent in the sum of 15 12 shillings and 6 pence which sd Jenifur has agreed to release, and for 5 shillings to me in hand paid by ad Jenifer, I sell and deliver to sd Jenifer, 1 large anvil, 1 case of 5 drawers containing a variety of implements and tools, 4 hammers, 1 bench vise, 1 hand vise, 1 turning lathe, 2 pair tongs, 1 chest containing a whetstone, a number of files and other tools. Signed Mar 6, 1784 - Willm Summers, wit - Danl Jenifer Jr, Nichs Peers.
      Whereas William Summers owed me 15 12 shillings and 6 pence for rent, which I was entitled to distrain the effects of sd Summers for, and sd Summers having made me an absolute bill of sale of sundry effects for sd sum of money, as afd, I hereby agree to release all my right to the within mentioned effects, and that the within bill of sale shall be made void on condition that Summers shall pay me 15 12 shillings and 6 pence by Jan 1, 1785 with legal interest, Signed - W_H. Jenifer. Wit - Danl Jenifer Jr, Niche Peers. Recorded Mar 6, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 52. Receipt, recorded at the request of Walter Hanson Jenifer. I acknowledge that I have in my possession the effects afd, belonging to Walter Hanson Jenifer, Physician, which I am to deliver to him upon derend. Signed May 6, 1784 - Willm Summers. Wit - Danl Jenifer Jr, Nich Peers.
      Recorded Mar 6, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 159. Aug 8, 1785 from Walter Hanson Jenifer of CC, Physician, to John Gwinn of CC, for 150 and for other good causes, part of lot #59 in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, which formerly belonged to Cunninghame and Company otherwise called Cunninghame Findlay and Company, and by sd Walter Hanson Jenifer purchased from the Commissioners of Confiscated British Property, as by a CC deed to sd Jenifer, and being now in the possession of the sd John Gwinn, bounded by the north corner of the "piazar" of the sd Jenifer's storehouse, the house now in the possession of the sd John Gwinn, the wing of the sd Jenifer's house. Signed - W.H. Jenifer. Wit - Walter Hanson, Richd Barnes (CC JPs). Ann, wife to the sd Walter Hanson Jenifer, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 9, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 181. Lease and Release. Nov 3 & 4, 1785 from Thomas Hopewell of CC, and Thomas Reeder of Virginia, innholder, to Walter Hanson Jenifer of CC, Gentleman, for 120 , lot #60 in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco in CC. Signed - Thomas (X his mark)1 Hopewell, Thomas Reeder. wit - A.C. (Alexander Contie) Hanson (a Judge of the General Court of maryland. "The words "Walter. Hanson, being in several places interlined instead of the word, Daniel". Recorded NQV 7, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 217. Deed of Gift, recorded at the request of Ann Jenifer.
      Whereas I, Daniel Jenifer of CC, did heretofore, by deed of gift, convey to my dear son, Walter Hanson Jenifer (late decd), lot #60 in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, Commonly called the Stable Lott, and whereas after the sd deed of gift was executed, Thomas Hopewell and Thomas Reeder did bring an ejectment to recover sd lot, and whereas I did, after sd ejectment was served, promise my sd dear son to convey to him another lot in sd Town, & being the lot that purchased of Capt John Mitchell (adjoining to Mr. Robt Fergusson's lot) to indemnify him for any expense he might be put to in defending the sd suit or in settling the same by compromise, and whereas my sd son having reliance on my promise, did, by his will, devise the sd lot to his beloved wife, Ann Jenifer, during her natural life, now know that I, Daniel Jenifer of CC, for the great regard and affection have for my daughter, Ann Jenifer, have given her, during her natural life, all that lot which I purchased of Capt John Mitchell, so as to include a small dwelling house, the stable, carriage house, and the house in which Sarah Smith now resides, but not encroach on the back street farther than where the post and rail fence now run. To have and to hold, sd lot to sd Ann, and after her death, to have and to hold, the same, to my son Daniel Jenifer, forever. Signed Feb 4, 1786 - Dan Jenifer. Wit - Rich Barnes, Saml Hanson Jr (CC JPs). Recorded Feb 9, 1786.

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