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

Eleanor Burtles

Female 1753 - 1783  (30 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Burtles 
    Born 1753 
    Gender Female 
    Died Mar 1783  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056898  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father William Burtles,   b. 1715,   d. 4 May 1789, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F02114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Higdon,   b. 4 Dec 1733, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Newport Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • marriage of Eleanor Burtles not proved to this Benjamin Higdon
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F08321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Page 11: John Higdon

      ELEANOR HIGDON of CHARLES CO., MD.
      Jan. 1783 - The Charles Co., Md. will of Elizabeth Burtles/Burcles (probated Mar. 1783) leaves to Eleanor Higdon and to Elizabeth Higdon [no relationship stated] 20 pounds each from Sarah Burtles/Burcles [sister of the testatrix
      Elizabeth Burtles/Burcles] after they turn 16.
      Source: T.L.C. Genealogy, "Charles County, Maryland, Wills,
      1780-1791," p. 41.
      Comment: Elizabeth Burtles leaves the bulk of her estate to her sister Sarah, names brother Benjamin Burtles and leaves personalty to Ann Mudd. See Apr. 1788 record below.
      Mar. 1783 - Elender Hegdon/Higdon witnesses the Charles Co., Md. will of Elizabeth Thompson (probated Oct. 1790).
      Source: T.L.C. Genealogy, "Charles County, Maryland, Wills,
      1780-1791," p. 164.
      Comment: Elizabeth Thompson, obviously a spinster, names only her brother James Thompson and her sister Susanna Green, wife of Thomas Green.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 72. William Burtles - Will.
      I, William Burtles of CC, am in perfect, sound, and disposing mind and memory but weak in body.
      To my son William Burtles - Negro fellows called Charles and Ben.; also 20 cattle, 2 horses and a mare and colt, 28 swine; 4 beds and furniture, S pewter dishes and 16 pewter plates, 1 iron pot, & 1 dutch oven, 4 pewter basins, 6 flagged chairs, 1 large chest & 3 small ones, 1 oval table, 8 delft plates. William is to give my daughter Ann Mudd 1 good gown & 1 good petticoat, and he is to find me all necessaries such as food & raiment, suitable for a person of my age and condition.
      To my daughter Molsey Simms - 1 cow and calf and 1 large pewter dish and 1 small.
      To my son William - the corn and tobacco in the house this day, Apr 13, 1788.
      To my sons Andrew Burtles & Benjamin Burtles, and my daughters Susanna Simms, Eleanor Higdon, Sarah Simpson
      - 5 shillings each.
      Executor: my son William.
      Signed - William (X his mark) Burtles. Wit - Peter Walker, Martin Wathen.
      Probated May 4, 1789 by executor William Burtles Jr, and by the oaths of witnesses Peter Waker [sic] and Martin Wathen.
      From the best information, Adrew [sic] Burtles, the heir at law, is a resident of Montgomery County & therefore was not present when the above probate was taken. Certified by John Muschett, Regr of Wills.
      ===
      contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Apr. 1773 - Benjamin Higdon and William Higdon, Jr., sign, as next-of-kin, the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Jonathan Mudd. Ann Mudd, administratrix.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1772-1774," p. 23.

      The Burtle sisters married Jonathan Mudd and Benjamin Higdon