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

Cecilia Browne Briscoe

Female 1788 - 1828  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Cecilia Browne Briscoe 
    Born Mar 1788  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 May 1828  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I060984  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father John Hanson Dr. Briscoe,   b. 1752, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1796, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Attaway Bond,   b. 1768, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1816, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1785  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Clagett,   b. Bef 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1819, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1805  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Clagett & Cecelia B. Briscoe were married 17 Sept 1805 in St. Mary's Co., MD. Maryland Colonial Records - Brumbaugh: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources, Vol. I, Balto., MD, 1915 - St. Mary's Co. Licenses
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Attaway Clagett,   b. Bef 1816, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1831, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F29514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Henry Lyles,   b. 2 May 1778, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1850, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1819  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cecelia B. Claggett & William H. Lyles were married 6 Dec 1819 in St. Mary's Co., MD.
    Children 
     1. Willim Henry Lyles,   b. Bef 1828, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F13019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      The churchyard at Chaptico has its traditions also. ..
      To the memory of Cecelia Brown Lyles, who departed this life May 30 [
      10 ?] 1828 aged 40 years & 2 months
      This tomb is erected by her devoted husband Wm. H. Lyles.
      O! here my friend the fair Cecelia's laid
      Too soon alas! the debt of nature's paid
      Such virtue would adorn each sphere of life
      And grace the friend, the parent, child and wife
      Sweet are the slumbers of thy virtuous breast
      Sweet is thy sleep & all thy cares at rest.
      Th' unfettered soul has bust the bars of night
      And winged its passage to the realms of light.
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      Will of Elizabeth Attaway Briscoe. Executors to sell undivided one sixth part of all lands which descended to son Thomas B. Briscoe, & which testator bought of him, & divide the revenue & personal estate into 6 equal parts, distributed as follows:
      - Son Philip Briscoe, 1/6
      - Son John Hanson Briscoe, 2/6
      - Daughters Celia Clagett, Attaway Sothoron & Eleanor Howe, 3/6
      - Executors: Son John Hanson Briscoe, son-in-law John Sothoron. Witnesses: Philip Key, Elizabeth Briscoe, Charles L. Briscoe. (Reno(3)* :176 {Wills JJ#3:447}, St. Mary's Co., 1816.04.05, Proved 1816.10.28)
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      William K. Clagett of Baltimore City deeds to John Sothoron of St. Mary’s Co. for $150, all rights & title to land belonging to his wife Cecelia Brown Claggett, which descended to her from her father Dr. John H. Briscoe dec'd. (Land Rec Abstracts TH#26 {StM#2}:102, St. Mary's Co., 1808.01.19, Recorded 1808.02.02)
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      http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/quickref/html/smequity.html
      ST. MARY'S COUNTY COURT
      (Equity Papers)
      Dates: 1830
      98, 158 [287]: Elizabeth Attaway Clagett and Bernard Hooe vs.Henry G. S. Key, John H. Briscoe, Elizabeth A. Sothoron, John T. H. Sothoron, Zachariah H. Sothoron, Mary E. A. Sothoron, and James P. Sothoron. Estates of Cecilia B. Lyles and John Sothoron--Harrow Hill.
      Accession No.: 19,731-160
      MSA No.: C 1591-159
      Location: 1/57/9/49

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      Henry G.S. Key, John H. Briscoe,
      Elizabeth Attaway Claggett infant Elizabeth Attaway Sothoron,
      via Guardian & next friend Bernard vs John T. H., Zachariah Henry, Hooe of Alexandria Mary Elizabeth Attaway Sothoron, James Philip Sothoron
      Mother of claimant Cecelia B. Claggett afterwards Cecelia B. Lyles conveyed on 6 Nov 1819 to John Sothoron now dec'd one half of tract on which she lived.
      Indenture appears absolute, but was to be in trust for orator. Cites John Sothoron's will dated 7 Oct 1821, and its provisions for trade of this land with that belonging to Dr. John H.Briscoe. Rights in land passed to Henry G.S. Key, who has not exchanged nor sold land. Children of John Sothoron listed, all noted to be under 21 years of age: John T. H., Zachariah Henry, James Philip & Mary
      Elizabeth Attaway Sothoron. His widow is Elizabeth Attaway Sothoron, daughter of Dr. John H. Briscoe dec'd. Prays that the land be sold. Filed in Decree Record Liber JH#2, 270.
      - Indenture dated 4 Nov 1819 for Cecelia B. Clagett of St. Mary’s Co. to convey to John Sothoron of St. Mary’s Co. for $2,000, ½ of land on which she now lives.
      - Elizabeth A. Sothoron appointed guardian of minor defendants on 3 Dec 1830.
      Her answer is that the statments in the bill are true and agrees with the requested action.
      - Commission to appoint guardian to minor defendants, dated 15 March 1831.
      - Answer of Elizabeth Attaway Sothoron, dated 16 June 1831. She was due ½ of
      noted land by inheritance. She agrees with the bill, believes land should be sold as one parcel.
      - Answer of John H. Briscoe, son of Dr. John H. Briscoe, dated 13 June 1831. He agrees with the bill.
      - Commission appraised the lands, found the buildings in poor repair, recommended sale with a value of 6.50 per acre, 587 acres in all. Dated 23 July 1831.

      - Answer of Henry G.S. Key, dated 17 Nov 1831. Admits all terms, has always been ready to convey the land at the wishes of the orator, and now renounces to Elizabeth A. Clagett all interests as trustee.
      - Judgment granted 19 Nov 1831. The entire tract to be sold, under the direction of Henry G. S. Key as trustee. Claimant's share to be invested in more profitable way, the other share to John H. Briscoe upon release by executors of John Sothoron. (Equity Papers {MSA 19,731-160}:#158, Chales Co., 1830.06.08)

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