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

Abraham Higdon

Male Bef 1741 - Aft 1761  (> 22 years)


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  • Name Abraham Higdon 
    Born Bef 1741  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1761  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I057572  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas Higdon,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1771, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Barron,   b. Abt 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Adams,   b. Bef 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1766  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F28326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 52. Jul 22, 1761 from Thomas Higdon Sr and Margret Higdon, his wife of CC, to Abraham Higdon and John the Baptist Higdon, for 1000 lbs of crop tobacco & natural love that they have for their sons, Abraham and John the Baptist Higdon, they grant their sd sons a parcel of land called Berris, being part of a tract of land called Bettys D{elight} lying in CC, containing 100 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Higdon, Marget (+ her mark) Higdon. Wit - Jno Winter*, Robt Horner*. Recorded Nov 11, 1761
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 565. Oct 4, 1764 from Thomas Higdon, Abraham Higdon, and John the Baptis Higdon of CC, to Thomas Hencock of CC, for 6000 lbs of crop tobacco, a tract of land in CC called Berrias, being part of a tract of land called Bettys Delight, bounded by the parcel of land commonly called Berries, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Higdon Sr, Abraham (X his mark) Higdon, John ye Baptist (X his mark) Higdon. Wit - Jno Winter*, Geo Dent*, Robt Horner, William Scott. Recorded Nov 29, 1764.
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      June 1762 - John Fendall & Co. vs. John Higdon, Jr., of Charles Co., planter. Fendall sued John for 4/5/5 currency. Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planter, appeared and became pledge and security for [his brother]John. The case came on to be heard at the June 1762 Court and John admitted that he owed Fendall the 4/5/5 [and the Court would have found for Fendall in that amount, plus costs.]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K No. 3, p. 613.
      Comment: The end of this case is on p. 614 which is missing.

      Nov. 1762 - Abraham Higdon is pledge and security for his brother Trueman Higdon in the case Thomas Contee & Co. vs. Trueman Higdon.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 95-6.

      Nov. 1762 - Lothian & Jordan vs. Abraham Higdon. Case. Agreed. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 100.

      Nov. 1762 - John Pagon & Co. vs. Abraham Higdon. Case. Agreed. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 100.

      Mar. 1763 - Robert Horner vs. John Higdon, Jr. Thomas Higdon and Abraham Higdon bind themselves to Robert Horner in the sum of 23 pounds, 4 shillings, 4 pence currency, the condition of this obligation being that if the said Robert Horner do obtain judgment in an action of debt pending in Charles County Court against John Higdon, Jr., that the said John Higdon, Jr. shall pay the judgment of the Court or deliver himself into the custody of the Sheriff or they will do it for him.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 212.

      Mar. 1763 - Robert Horner vs. Abraham Higdon. Debt. 2440 lbs. crop tobacco and 13/15/6 currency. NEJ. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 201.

      Mar. 1763 - Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planter, is pledge and security for his brother Richard Higdon in the case Samuel Hanson vs. Richard Higdon.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 157-8.

      June 1763 - Philip Key vs. John Higdon, Jr., and Philip Key vs. Abraham Higdon. Key brought separate lawsuits against John and Abraham based on a note jointly signed by them. [have not read cases]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 260-1.

      Nov. 1763 - Ignatius Spalding and Abraham Higdon confess judgment to Benjamin Philpott for 1/18/1 current money of Maryland debt and 0/2/6 costs which sums were recovered by Philpott against Spalding [not said when], said sums to be levied of them for the use of Philpott in case the said Spalding shall not pay the said Philpott the said sums, with additional costs thereon on Feb. 10 next.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 353.

      Nov. 1763 - Abraham Higdon and William Cooksey, of Charles Co., planters, are pledge and security for Ignatius Spalding in the case James Campbell vs. Ignatius Spalding.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 382.

      Nov. 1763 - Robert Horner vs. Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planter. In Nov. 1762, Higdon signed a note ("X" his mark) to Horner in which he agreed to pay Horner 1220 lbs. of crop tobacco and 6/17/9 currency on Dec. 1 next with legal interest thereon and, if he did not do so, agreed to pay Horner the penal sum of 2440 lbs. of tobacco and 13/5/6 currency. Not having been paid Horner brought suit for the penal sum. Nathaniel Suit and William Cooksey, of Charles Co., planters, appeared as pledge and security for Higdon. The case came on to be heard at the Nov. 1763 Court. Higdon admitted that he owed Horner the penal sum. The Court ordered that Horner recover the 2440 lbs. of tobacco and 13/5/6 currency, plus 289 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 438-40.

      Nov. 1763 - Alexander Lothian and Jeremiah Jordan vs. Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planter. In Nov. 1762, Abraham Higdon ("X" his mark), Daniel Cameron and Thomas Spalding signed a note to Lothian & Jordan for 4/17/8 current money and 2208 lbs. of crop tobacco, payable on request. The condition of this obligation was that if Higdon paid Lothian & Jordan 2/8/10 current money and 1104 lbs. of crop tobacco by Jan. 1 next, with legal interest, this obligation would be void. Lothian & Jordan later brought separate suits against Higdon, Cameron and Spalding for 4/17/8 current money and 2208 lbs. of crop tobacco. All 3 cases came on to be heard at the Nov. 1763 Court. Each of the defendants admitted that they owed Lothian & Jordan the 4/17/8 current money and 2208 lbs. of crop tobacco and the Court found for Lothian & Jordan in those amounts in each case, plus 6 pence currency and 212 lbs. of tobacco for their costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 468-70.

      Aug. 1764 - James Campbell vs. Thomas Higdon, Sr. and Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planters. In May 1763, Thomas and Abraham signed a note to Campbell to pay him 30/9/0 current money by June 1763 and bound themselves in the penal sum of 60/18/0 current money if they did not do so. Not having been paid the 30/9/0 Campbell brought suit for the 60/18/0. William Boarman and Thomas Hancock, of Charles Co., planters, appeared as pledge and security for Thomas and Abraham. The case came on to be heard at the Aug. 1764 Court. Thomas and Abraham offered no defense and the Court found for Campbell in the amount of 60/18/0 current money, plus 378 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 717-8.

      June 1765 - Abraham Higdon and William Boarman confess judgment to James Campbell for the sum of 60/18/0 currency debt and 378 lbs. of tobacco costs which sums were recovered by Campbell against Higdon at August Court last, the said sums to be levied against them in case the said Higdon shall not pay Campbell the said sums, with additional costs thereon, by Feb. 10 next.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 3, p. 278.

      Aug. 1765 - Samuel Hanson vs. Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planter. In May 1764 Abraham signed a note to Hanson for 2766 lbs. of tobacco, payable on request. Not having been paid, Hanson brought suit. John Corry, of Charles Co., planter, appeared as pledge and security for Abraham. The case came on to be heard at the Aug. 1765 Court. Abraham admitted that he owed the 2766 lbs. of tobacco and the Court found for Hanson in that amount, plus 215 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 3, pp. 609-10.

      Aug. 1765 - Allen Davis vs. Ignatius Spalding. Suit on a note signed by Spalding in Sep. 1763. The note was witnessed by David Davis and Abraham Higdon ("X" his mark.)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 3, p. 679.

      Aug. 1765 - William Morris vs. Abraham Higdon. Assault & Battery. Non est. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber N No. 3, p. 719

      Nov. 1766 - The Grand Jury presents Abraham Higdon for begetting a base born child on the body of Susannah Adams.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber P No. 3, p. 149.

      Aug. 1768 - Abraham Higdon vs. John Curry. Case. Agreed. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber Q No. 3, p. 301

      Nov. 1769 - Thomas Thompson, mulatto, makes a conditional deed of his livestock and personal property to Samuel Hanson, including 1 old strawberry roan mare which I had of Abraham Higdon.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber S No. 3, p. 65.

      Feb. 1770 - The Charles Co., Md. final administration account of Justinian Burch [Jr.] shows that Burch's estate received a payment from Abraham Higdon.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Administration Accounts, 1759-1770, p. 448, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1768-1771," p. 92.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-42: BETTYS DELIGHT: 150 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John Sr. : Surveyed 22 Oct 1670 for Thomas Cocker at a bound oak standing on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek near the main road.: Other notes - Isaac Lemashe from Abraham Lemashe; 9 Sept 1721, 100 Acres - Abraham Harguis from John Lemashe; 3 Feb 1747.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-37: BETTYS DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Leimaster, Abraham: Surveyed 22 Aug 1672 for Edward Evans at a bound black oak of Capt Boarman's near HALLS PLACE: Other Tracts Mentioned: HALLS PLACE; other notes - 200 Acres - Richard Leimaster from John Leimaster; 29 Sept 1727, 60 Acres - Thomas Higdon from Sarah Tennison; 9 June 1752.

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