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

Samuel Griffith

Male 1681 - 1741  (60 years)


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  • Name Samuel Griffith 
    Born 1681  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1741  Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I100075  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Samuel Griffith,   b. 1637, Wigmore, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun and Sep 1717, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Griffith,   b. Between 1638 and 1659,   d. Aft 1720, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Evans,   b. Abt 1686, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1702  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Griffith,   b. Nov 1703, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
     2. Samuel Griffith,   b. 25 May 1705, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1751, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. John Griffith,   b. Aft 1706, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Lewis Griffith,   b. 19 Jun 1707, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     5. Edward Griffith,   b. Bef 1708, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1730, Calvert County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     6. Sarah Griffith,   b. 28 Feb 1709, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     7. Rachel Griffith,   b. 26 Feb 1711, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)  [natural]
     8. Lois Griffith,   b. 8 Aug 1713, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Martha Griffith,   b. 17 Jun 1718, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F24696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Skinner,   b. Bef 1709, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Between 1726 and 1728  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Griffith,   b. 25 Dec 1729, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1810, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Benjamin Griffith,   b. Abt 1730, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1751, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)  [natural]
     3. Anne Griffith,   b. 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)  [natural]
     4. Bathsheba Griffith,   b. 1739, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Monongalia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F24697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Griffith aged 27 years bapt. 15 Feb 1708
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      Samuel Griffith of Calvert Co.; written 2 Oct 1741; probate 2 Nov 1741
      To son Samuel and hrs., land in Baltimore County
      To son Lewis, land where he now dwells and 1/2 land where son John now dwells
      To son John, residue of land where he dwells
      To son Benjamin, land belonging to his grandfather Clarke Skinner
      To Richard Steele, land lying between land of Mary Grace and Jonah Winfield to be used as a school To daus. Ann, Rebecca and Bathshebey, dwel. plan.
      Remainder to be equally divided between all my children
      Exs: Sons Lewis and John
      Test: Henry Austin, Nathan Smith and Elizabeth Brown MCW 148.22.398)
      ===
      Samuel Griffith 26.444 CA £618.5.4 Nov 12 1741 Jan 26 1741
      Appraisers: Thomas Holland, Thomas Ireland.
      Creditors: James Russell John Smith.
      Next of kin: James Griffith Samuel White.
      Executors: Lewis Griffith, John Griffith
      ===
      Samuel Griffin 19.301 A CA £618.5.4 £151.5.6 Jan 22 1742
      (also Samuel Griffith)
      Received from: Richard Steel, Richard Mullineux, John Buchanan, Richard Sayman,
      William Kent, George Johnson, Mary Grace, Strickland, Robert Sawell.
      Payments to: Dr. Stewart, John Stevens, Capt. John Broth, Jonah Wimfield, Gabriel Parker, Samuel White, Dr. John Hamilton, Samuel Galloway, Gerrard Hopkins, Nic. Maccubin, James Russell, Parson Williamson, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel White (merchant).
      Executor: Lewis & John Griffith.
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      Samuel Griffith 19.400 A CA £13.18.2 Jun 2 1743
      Received from: William Tayman, James Mason.
      Payments to: Mr. William Peele, Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Mr. Gabril Parker for Richard Strickland, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Executors: Lewis Griffith, John Griffith.
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      Samuel Griffith, Sr. (d 1717) 24.207 A CA £20.13.3 Dec 15 1747
      Payments to: Mr. John Hanbury (merchant in London) paid to Philip Thomas, Esq., estate of Capt. Posthumus Thornton.
      Legatees: Sarah Duvall (daughter).
      Executors: Lewis Griffith (Quaker), John Griffith
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      Samuel Griffith 27.154 A CA £542.5.8 Nov 11 1749
      Payments to (in equal amounts, their portions): Samuel Griffith, Lucy Griffith, Martha Griffith, Elisabeth wife of Samuel White, Rachel wife of John Stevens, Rebecca wife of Nothey Thomas, Benjamin Griffith, Sarah wife of Lewis Jones, Anne wife of Benjamin Duvall, Lewis Griffith (accountant), John Griffith (accountant), Barthsheba Griffith paid to her guardian John Griffith.
      Executors: Lewis Griffith (Quaker), John Griffith.
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      Dew, Patrick, Calvert Co., 17th July, 1716 ; 8th Feb., 1716-17.
      To son John and hrs., dwell. plan., "Archers Hays." Should son John die- without issue, sd. plan. to pass to eldest dau. Ann and hrs. In event of death of dau. Ann and son John without issue, sd. land to pass to youngest dau. Rachell and hrs.; and at the decease of sd. three children without issue„ land to pass to son-in-law Richard Leafe and hrs.
      three child., John, Ann, Rachell and son-in-law Richard Leafe, personalty.
      Wife Ann, extx., to have 3A of dwell. plan. during widowhood, with 373 of personal estate.
      Test: Jos. Smith, Samuel Griffith, Jr., Rich. Leafe. 14. 308.
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      Early Landowners - Calvert Co Md - Hall
      Griffith, Samuel
      Welch Poole Res. 9/11/1681 — 330a's. CB2i/222 SR7366
      Location: East side of The Patuxent River in the woods about 2.5 miles
      from the river and one-half mile from the head of Lyon's Creek next
      adjoining the west line of a parcel of land taken up by Thomas Chandler
      but now in the hands of Paul Bussey. Also adjoins Thomas Haywood's
      tract called St. James Fields. Note: Originally surveyed (but not patented)
      by Robert Hughes. Patented on 12/2/1674, by James Thompson.
      Thompson obtained a Special Warrant to resurvey (dated 3/17/1674) which
      he assigned, along with the tract, to Griffith. The patent document describes
      this as a Patent of Confirmation, "following a belated resurvey". The
      boundaries of this tract were drawn, measured, and found by me to contain
      687 acres. If there really was a "belated resurvey", it is difficult to
      understand why the certified acreage is shown as only 330 acres.
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      Early Landowners - Calvert Co Md - Hall
      Haywood, Thomas
      St. James Fields 2/17/1675 — 150a's. L19/444 SR7360
      Location: East side of The Patuxent River on the south side of Thomas
      Smith's tract of land called The Hylands beginning at his southwest corner
      tree. Also adjoins Samuel Griffith's tract called Welch Pool and Patrick
      Dew's tract called Commery.
      Other persons mentioned: Land rights assigned by James Thompson. Note:
      This is a certification. No patent was found.
      ===
      Early Landowners - Calvert Co Md - Hall
      Smith, Thomas
      The Highlands 2/20/1679 — 300a's. L20/354 SR7361
      Location: East side of The Patuxent River in the woods on Lyons Creek
      beginning at the northeast corner tree of Peter Archer's tract of land. Also
      adjoins Robert Turner's tract called Turner's Place, Samuel Griffin's
      land called Welch Pool and tracts belonging to John Whips and Samuel
      Chew (neither found). Note: This is identified in the patent document as a
      Certification of Resurvey. No precise meaning of this terminology has been
      found. It was probably used to denote a resurvey of an unpatented tract. No
      patent was found for the earlier version or this version.

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