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

John Lovejoy

Male 1740 - 1808  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John Lovejoy 
    Born Jan 1739/40  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1808  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I063202  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father John Lovejoy,   b. Abt 1708,   d. Bef 24 Nov 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Margaret {Unproved} Miles,   b. Abt 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Naylor,   b. Abt 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1768  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Naylor Lovejoy,   b. 24 Oct 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1854, Washington, DIstrict of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Samuel Lovejoy,   b. Bef 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1807, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     3. George Naylor Lovejoy,   b. Abt 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     4. Margaret Miles Lovejoy,   b. Abt 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lettice Lovejoy,   b. Bef 1778, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
     6. Rebecca Lovejoy,   b. 14 Mar 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1867, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Elizabeth Lovejoy,   b. Abt 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1849, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F30260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Wills
      Folio 3 JOHN LOVEJOY 11/--/1804 --/--/1808
      "being weak of Body"
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Samuel Lovejoy - son
      -to have a tract of land called "Good Luck" with an addition of 5- 1/4 acres and binding on the road leading from the Brick Church to Port Tobacco and to be possessed by him immediately at testator's death
      -to have Negro boy "Davy"
      -named sole executor of the will
      2. John A. Lovejoy --grandson
      -to have Negro man "Thomas Roberson''
      3. Margaret (Lovejoy ?), --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Hettryetta"
      4. Elizabeth (Lovejoy ?) --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Catherine"
      5. Hedekiah (?) Lovejoy --son
      -to have Negro boy "Thomas"
      -to have the remainder of the testator's land not already given except for the 50 acres that Was possessed by testators wife under the name of Rebecca Aransom
      6. -- Mitchell (?) -granddaughter
      -to have Negro boy 'Henry Cooke
      7. Rebecca Nevin -daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Sofia"
      8, Rebecca Lovejoy --wife
      -to have the remainder of the estate not already given clueing her natural life or widowhood
      9. "Rachel"--Negro woman
      -to be free from all servitude and to have a lot of ground adjoining her house where she now lives and a garden
      Witnesses: Arthur Campbell
      Fielder Gibbons
      George Adams
      Hezekiah Wynn
      Then came: Arthur Campbell and George Adams
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Memorandum: John N. Lovejoy wrote. that it was not in his power to administer the estate of his
      'father' and did relinquish his right to William Nevin
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      LOVEJOY, SAMUEL, Prince George's Co, 23 Feb. 1761 23 Jun. 1762
      To wife Jeane, some slaves; some slaves to be sold and the money divided between Edward Lovejoy, John Lovejoy, John Leonard Lyon, son of Michael and Eleanor Lyon, dau. Michael Lyon, to them and hrs. forever; to wife Jane, during natural life, remaining pt. of estate, and the money arising be divided by ex. among the before mentioned: Edward Lovejoy, John Lovejoy, Leonard lyon, Eleanor Lyon, to them and hrs. forever.
      Ex: Friend John Stone Hawkins; shd. he die, then friend Wm. Miles, ex.
      Wit: Wm. Watson, George Naylor, 31.706
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      Samuel Lovejoy 89.310 PG 215.5.6 Aug 7 1766
      Appraisers: W. Bright, Richard Brightwell.
      Creditors: William Lydebotham attorney for Lawrence Spencer, Esq.
      Next of kin: Margaret Nevell, Alexander Lovejoy.
      Administrator: John Lovejoy.
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      HALLY [Haley], THOMAS, Prince George's. Co, 21 Feb, 1769 17 May, 1769
      Wife: Elizabeth.
      Children: John, Samuel, James Burch Hally, Bethsheba, Elizabeth and Sarah Gordon.
      Exs: Wife Elizabeth, and son Samuel.
      Wit: Josia Beall, John Emerson, John Lovejoy. 37.276
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 521.
      Nicholas Blacklock, August 8, 1799; September 30, 1799
      I, Nicholas Blacklock of CC being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory
      Item: To my eight children, to wit; Benjamin, Nicholas Frederick, John Weems, Robert Sidney, Mary Anne, Elizabeth Maria and Elizabeth Cawood {all underage}; all my estate divided equally. My executors shall keep an accurate and separate account against each child's part of my estate of all necessary expenditures in schooling, clothing, and raising my children to the years of maturity, doctors' bills excepted.
      Item: Whereas my son Benjamin will arrive at the lawful age on the twenty day of August 1808, who will then be entitled to his share and dividend of my estate and as the same cannot be justly ascertained without a sale, I desire that my Executors sell all my estate at public sale soon after August 28, 1808 and he sum be on three years credit and the interest collected annually. Son, Benjamin shall not receive any part of the principal until age 24 yrs.
      Item: It is also my will that my Executors shall employ an overseer to manage my plantation and labours theron and return an account of the decrease / increase of negroes and stock yearly on December 11th.
      Item: It is my will that my sons be bound to some good trade or business, and that children be brought up in the Roman Catholic Religion and that they be under the care and attention of Teresa Sansberrie (governess).
      Item: It is my will that my half of the tobacco debt due by myself and Stephen Cawood to Moses Cawood be paid in due time by my Executors.
      Item: It is my will that the negroes being my property now in the possession of James Gantt be released to him in case he pays into the hands of my executors, the sume of 500 pounds current money within the course of the present year. Otherwise my Executors to take such steps to recover the said negroes and the hire thereof for the use of my children.
      Item: I give to Mildred Thompson, the annual sum of twenty dollars for the term of ten years. Also, a sufficiency of corn out of my mill for herself and her children during this term.
      Item: Whereas I have directed the sale of my lands in 1808, yet some of my children will not be then at age, it is my will that if my mansion house and the lands thereunto adjoining should be then sold at the discretion of my executors, that all children not of full age (and single daughters) are to have the liberty of returning and living on my land in Prince George's County on Mattawoman, on the west side of the road that leads from New Troy to Piscataway. Executors are requested to see that a house be built in Prince George's County for my children and that they are furnished will all things necessary to subsist on.
      Item: If the land in Mattawoman Swamp (lying between my lands) the property of the heirs of William Claggett shall be at any time offered for sale, It is my will that my Executors purchase it for the use of my estate, provided that it can be done from the clear proceeds of my estate or from the sale of any surplus stock.
      Item: I hereby release the land I purchased at the sale of Charles Maddox's property be released to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: If George Page will secure the payment of his debt with me by the first day of January 1811 and will pay the interest thereon annually to my executors, it is my will that he shall be indulged for the payment thereof until that period.
      Item: It is my will that John Lovejoy be released from the payments of his bond with me, and that the bond be cancelled.
      Item: Whereas Benjamin Cawood one of my executors is poor and needy, it is my will and I do hereby authorize and vest John Spalding my other executor with full power to let and lease unto Benjamin Cawood for and during the term of his natural life, the public house and lot at the place called New Troy (that he now occupies) if he chooses to accept the yearly rent of five shillings current money; also he may enclose 8 or 10 acres of the adjoining land, also the liberty of getting firewood, rail timber and fruit from my orchard. Executors to repair and improve the house and lot at the expense of the estate in the following manner; underpin the house with brick and finish the cellar, build a kitchen with a brick chimney, build a small corn and meat house, a small dairy and a common horse stable. It is also my will that Benjamin Cawood have the use of a young negro woman, likewise the use of two feather beds and furniture, one square table and half a dozen flag chairs during the term of his natural live.
      Item: If one or both of my executors die or otherwise prevented to act agreeably to the trust reposed in them, it is my will that Samuel Sansberrie and Nicholas Young shall fill the vacancy.
      Executor: Benjamin Cawood, John Spalding
      Signed: August 8, 1799 Nicholas Blacklock
      Wit: Joseph Marbury, Thomas B. Clements, Nicholas Sandsberrie
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1789-1790; Liber II {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 280. At the request of Alexander Hamilton the following Deed of Trust was recorded August 28, 1789
      Indenture made August 22, 1789. John Lovejoy in consideration of 10 shillings current money paid by Alexander Hamilton as also in consideration of the sum of money herein after mentioned due from the said John Lovejoy unto his creditors Robert Dreghorn, Matthew Orr, James Brown and James Corbett, Jr., has set over tracts; "Good Luck" containing 50 acres and "Priscilla Merry Mouth" containing 26 acres; and Negroes; Rachael (50 years), Priscilla (25 years), Charles (23 years), Henrietter (20 years), Thomas (18 years), George (15 years), Rachael (13 years), Susannah (7 years), Mildon? (5 years) and Cloe (3 years); in the first place to satisfy and pay Alexander Hamilton all costs which he may incur in this trust, secondly to pay Robert Dreghorn, Matthew Orr, James Brown and James Corbett, Jr. the sum of 102 pounds 13 shillings and 1 penny current money with legal interest from August 18th instant until paid, and thirdly return pay John lovejoy all such part of said property as may remain and I hereby appoint Alexander Hamilton my lawful attorney to execute this trust. Signed John Lovejoy in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, Frank Leeke
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 518. At the request of John Lovejoy of Alexander the following Deed was recorded April 1, 1793
      Indenture made March 16, 1793; Whereas Alexander Lovejoy died intestate and John Lovejoy, his brother became heir at law to part of his real estate and being willing and desirous that John Lovejoy s/o Alexander alias John Nevitt should be possessed of the land and for 5 shillings has assigned all his right and title to a tract called "Gantts Levels" containing 50 acres and now taken into "Gantts Enlargement Enlarged" deeded by Nicholas Davis unto Alexander Lovejoy. Signed John Lovejoy in the presence of and acknowledged before Fielder Bowie, Robert Bowie and at the same time Rebecca Lovejoy w/o John Lovejoy relinquished her right of dower

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