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

Jane MNU Higdon

Female - Aft 1762


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  • Name Jane MNU Higdon 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1762  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067230  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Family John Higdon,   b. Bef 1733, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1759  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F31253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 299. Jan 23, 1759 from John Higdon {Higdon) and Jane (Jean), him wife, of CC, planter, to Leonard Boarman of CC, planter, for 60 £sterling and 6000 lbs of tobacco, a parcel of land in CC, commonly called Higdons Chance, bounded by Bowlings Plains, Dogwood Fortune, containing and laid out for about 280 acres. Signed - John Higdon, Jane (IA her mark) Higdon. Wit - Jno Winter, James Nivison. Recorded Mar 14, 1759.

      Mar. 1762 - John Higdon, Jr., of Charles Co., planter (wife Jane waives dower) deeds to Thomas Contee, of Charles Co., for 3000 pounds of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land in Charles Co. called "Noe's Desart," bounded by a tract of land called "Betty's Delight," and a tract of land called "Strife," a tract of land called "Calvert's Hope," containing and now laid out for about 50 acres. Signed John Higdon, Jr.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Land Records, Liber L No. 3, p. 119.

      Dec. 1775 - Maryland Patent Records. A patent was issued in Dec. 1775 to John Higdon, Jr. for "Higdon's Chance," in Charles Co., Md., containing 280 acres.
      Source: Coldham, Peter W., "Settlers of Maryland, 1766-1783," p. 74 (citing Maryland Land Office Records, Liber BC51, p. 287 (certificate) and Liber BC49, p. 482 (patent.))
      Comment: The documents cited might show where this land came from and what it consisted of. John and Jane deeded this land away 16 years before the patent was issued.

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