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

William Ferguson

Male 1808 - 1857  (48 years)


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  • Name William Ferguson 
    Born 15 Aug 1808  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1857  Mulberry Grove, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I058649  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Ferguson,   b. 18 Jan 1773, Moniaive, Glencairn Parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1847, "Mulberry Grove" Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hamilton,   b. 23 Jul 1785, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1848, "Mulberry Grove" Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1804  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fergusson, William, b. Aug 15, 1808, d. Jan 17, 1857, s/o John and Elizabeth
      Fergusson Family Cemetery (Mulberry Grove Cemetery)
      Charles County, Maryland
      7930 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Maryland
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 294.
      Ignatius Semmes, Will, April 27, 1843; June 13, 1843
      I, Ignatius Semmes of CC, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To aunt Sarah Floyd, 2,250 dollars.
      To uncle William Holmes, 2,250 dollars.
      To friend Walter Mitchell, my book case and my books.
      To the Roman Catholic Church at St. Thomas, all my silver plate, namely, 1 coffee pot, 1 tea pot, 1 slop (soup?) bowl, 1 sugar dish, 11 table spoons, 15 teaspoons, 1 soup ladle and 1 set of plated castors.
      To children of David J. Floyd, namely, Mary Floyd, Olevia Floyd, and Robert Semmes Floyd, 2,000 dollars to be equally divided.
      Item: I manumit and leave free my servants, Monica, her daughters, Nancy, Cecily and Mary, her grandchildren, Rosanna, Cily, Madison an infant child of Mary, and negro Carpenter William Stonestreet, and to each 300 dollars.
      Item: I direct my executor to erect on some part of my farm called "Rose Hill", (the place selected by the above mentioned manumitted negroes) a good substantial frame house with one brick chimney and two acres of land adjoining.
      To Walter Mitchell, Esqr, my farm called "Rose Hill" together with all the rest of my negroes, stock of every description and plantation utensils intrust for the following uses; the income arising therefrom to be applied to the mutual benefit of my uncle William Holmes and my aunt Sarah Floyd during their life, to the use of aunt Sarah Floyd's children, and for his care and trouble in the execution of said trust, I give Walter Mitchell 10% upon the whole amount of the property.
      To Aunt Mary D{oyne} Semmes, now in the monestary in the city of Baltimore, 1,000 dollars.
      To my servant Madison, my watch and wearing apparel.
      To my servant Nancy, my household & kitchen furniture.
      Item: all the rest and residue of personal property together with my house and lot in the town of Port Tobacco, I give and bequeath to my uncle Robert Semmes in trust to and for the use and benefit of all his children.
      Executor: Walter Mitchell, Esqr
      Signed: April 27, 1843 Ign. Semmes
      Wit: William Ferguson, Nicholas Stonestreet, John B. Ferguson

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